Most Muslims are moderate, peace-loving people.
To put some figures into perspective, there are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world.
25% (or 375 million) support or condone some form of violent jihad.
375 million is much more than the population of the U.S.
5% (or 75 million) are actively involved is some phase of violent jihad. 75 million is close to the population of Turkey.
That would be enough to Screw in a lightbulb.
FYI, the founder of the Arabs is not Muhammad. It goes back much further….all the way to Abraham. Ishmael was Abraham and Hagar’s son, and the recipient of many blessings. God loved Ishmael and said “As for Ishmael, I will bless him also, just as you have asked. I will make him extremely fruitful and multiply his descendants. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation,” Genesis 17:20
The enemy is not Ishmael, or the descendants of of Ishmael – the Arab Muslims. The enemy is not even the radical jihadists. Not even ISIS for goodness sake!
We have met the enemy and he is us! Famous words from the cartoon character “Pogo” invented by Walt Kelly. Pogo’s bad was polluting the environment – our bad is the polluting of our souls. It’s the condition of our hearts. We have turned away from God. Many today consider Him irrelevant, at the least. We are unrepentant. It is progressive and almost unnoticed. We laugh at the notion of being held responsible. The Democrats are to blame. No, #itistherepublicans.
Much like the Nation of Israel
God chose a special people for Himself. Through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob He would bless the whole world. He gave them a land flowing with milk and honey. He entrusted them with His holy scriptures, prophets, priests and kings. Far beyond all that, He promised His Son, the long awaited Messiah, and Savior of the world to those who would believe in Him.
Even so, His beloved Israel cheated on Him and defamed His Name. They followed pagan gods and worshipped idols. They broke His heart when He so wanted to gather them to Himself. Instead He gave them over to their other lovers.
In His mercy, when His people mocked and shamed Him, He brought the Assyrians, and later the Babylonians as instruments of chastisement to bring them back to Him. They suffered great defeat and He showed them great mercy, over and over and over. They were a stubborn people. They ignored God and went their own way time after time until He had enough. As a nation they eventually became like a barren fruit tree that deserved to be cut down.
In 1933, He scattered them throughout the gentile nations where they were hated and murdered in the gas chambers of Hitler’s hell.
A Christian Nation
We, as Americans were “a nation whose God is the Lord.” He made us a powerful, generous and free country. We were His light shining on a hill for the world to see, admire and follow.
But something happened to bring us gradually, step-by-step to the place where, as a nation, we condone and commit infanticide in the form of abortion; we make a mockery of the sanctity of marriage. The pornography industry is larger then the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink. We have chosen deceived and ungodly leaders. We whine and complain about them and long for them to turn us around, and protect us from the evil we brought upon ourselves.
If we repent, will He relent? Or has the train left the station?