Christians are Commanded to Violate Sharia Blasphemy Laws by Jack Kettler
Many people are familiar with Pamela Geller's (http://pamelageller.com/) recent draw Mohammad contest in Dallas, TX. It was interesting to watch the supposed defenders of fee speech in the media and their coverage of this event. A number of talking heads at Fox News followed Bill O'Lielly's take on the event. To paraphrase O'Lielly: it was protected First Amendment speech, but not wise. O'Lielly also was concerned that we not offend the moderate Muslims by drawing a cartoon or picture of Mohammad.
In my opinion, people who agree with O' Lielly are Sharia-Compliant, Dhimmis. What would O'Lielly say about writing a book or article critical of Mohammad and the Koran? What about giving a speech critical of Mohammad or the Koran? This also will offend moderate Muslims. Being critical of Mohammad and the Koran are violations of Sharia law, just like drawing a picture of him. O'Lielly and those who follow him are on a slippery slope. Will they finally draw a line when, Muslims demand pork and wine be removed from stores because this offends Muslims?
Can there be any compromise with Sharia Law?
There are hundreds of Sharia laws. We will note two blasphemy laws among many that are in conflict with the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution, and more importantly the commands of the Bible.
A Muslim who leaves Islam (apostasy) must be killed. This is violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Bill of Rights (cruel and unusual punishment).
It is a crime to say anything derogatory about Allah and his Prophet, or expose the contradictory points of Islam found in the Koran. That person must be killed. This is a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Bill of Rights (freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and to petition the government).
Both of these Sharia blasphemy laws require the death penalty for violators. It is not just about drawing pictures, it also involves writing and speech against Mohammad.
As Christians we must speak out against the false prophet Mohammad and his book of false doctrine, the Koran.
We are not called to show respect to false prophets and books of false doctrine. We are to expose them! Consider the teaching of Scripture:
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)
“And many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.” (Matthew 24:11)
“Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.” (Luke 6:26) All Muslims and their dhimmis speak well of Mohammad.
“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” 2 (Corinthians 11:13-15)
“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)
“But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken? When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22)
A true prophet of God, speaks the Word of God, and what is spoken must come to pass and be in harmony with previous spoken revelation. If someone claims to be speaking as God's prophet and then makes a false statements, that person “has spoken presumptuously” and is not God's true prophet.
The Koran says that the Holy Bible prophesied the coming of Muhammad (ash-Shu’ara’ 26: 196; as-Saff 61: 6; al-A’raf 7: 157). The Bible contains no prophecies about Muhammad. For Mohammad to assert this in his Koran is an example of his extreme narcissism and is blasphemy itself.
It will come as a shock to most people that Muslims would try and twist Scripture, and read Mohammad into the next two passages.
Is the next passage a prophecy of Christ of Mohammad?
“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers, it is to him you shall listen just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ And the Lord said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:15-19)
Is the next passage about the Holy Spirit or Mohammad?
“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, the will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning. (John 15:26-27)
Trying to be passed off such nonsense as credible theological exegesis, does not merit a response. It is eisegesis on steroids. All branches of Christianity see the passage from Deuteronomy as a prophecy of Christ, and the passage from John, is referring to the Holy Spirit. These two shocking perversions of God's Word are good examples of Muslims committing blasphemy against God.
Mohammad believed and the Koran records the idea that the Christian doctrine of the Trinity is:
Allah had a wife Mary and together they had a child Jesus. This is laughably false. There is no Christian creedal formulation anywhere that teaches such an absurdity.
See my article Mohammad on the Trinity for more on this shocking belief right from the Koran.
Just as shocking, Mohammad says in his Koran that Jesus was not crucified. This another whopper of a lie from Mohammad.
See my article Mohammad on the Crucifixion of Christ for more on this shocking belief, right from the Koran.
For more on Mohammad's theology see my: The Mad Man from the Desert
Does Mohammad's religion meet the standard of Scripture for how man is to worship?
Mohammadism promotes idolatry. For example, bowing down to the K'abah and kissing this black meteorite stone at Mecca. Bowing down and kissing is an act of worship. In addition, Muslims must pray bowing towards the K'abah in Mecca five times a day.
We are commanded to worship God alone!
Muhammad is exalted in his religion to the same level as deity. You see this in Mohammadism by requiring the followers to have unconditional obedience to him, and forbidding, the making images of him, which is what the second commandment prohibits in making images of God.
In the Second Commandment, we are forbidden to make images of God, not Mohammad.
A contrast in teachings:
“If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to them the other.” (Matthew 5:39)
“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” (Matthew 5:7)
“Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Matthew 5:9)
“Forgive and you shall be forgiven.” (Matthew 6:14)
“Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” (Luke 6:27-36)
“Make war on the infidels who dwell around you.” (Sura 9:123, 66:9)
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day.” (Sura 9:29)
“Strike off the heads of infidels in battle.” (Sura 47:4)
“If someone stops believing in Allah, kill him.” (al-Bukhari 9:84:57)
“Never be a helper to the disbelievers.” (Sura 28:86)
“Kill the disbelievers wherever we find them.” (Sura 2:191)
Specifically, Muhammad killed many people, including beheading 700 Jews of the Banu Qurayza tribe in Medina, A.D. 627. Does the following sound like a prophet of God?
“The Jews surrendered and the apostle confined them in Medina. Then the apostle went out to the market and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. ... There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900. As they were being taken out in batches to the apostle they asked Ka'b what he thought would be done with them. He replied, 'Will you never understand? Don't you see that the summoner never stops and those who are taken away do not return? By Allah it is death!' This went on until the apostle made an end of them.” (Sirat Rasul Allah)
In summary of the comparison, Mohammad said kill, and Jesus said to forgive and love your enemies. As Jesus said: “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matthew 7:20)
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
“Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the Antichrist denying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” (1 John 2:22, 23)
As Christians we must speak out against the false prophet Mohammad and his book of false doctrine known as the Koran. The Muslim's ultimate destiny is in jeopardy.
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) That name is the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Christian Witness to the Muslim by John Gilchrist
Topical Studies on Islam and Christianity
What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an
Mr. Kettler is the owner of www.Undergroundnotes.com web site where his theological, philosophical and political articles can be read.