Why Akathleptos?

Why Akathleptos? Because it means Uncontainable. God is infinite. Hence, the whole universe cannot contain Him. The term also refers to the incomprehensibility of God. No man can know everything about God. We can know Him personally but not exhaustively, not even in Heaven.

Why Patmos? Because the church is increasingly marginalized and exiled from the culture.

Why Pen-Names? So the focus is on the words and not who wrote them. We prefer to let what we say stand on its own merit. There is precedent in church history for this - i.e., the elusive identity of Ambrosiaster who wrote in the 4th century A.D.

“Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it." Blaise Pascal



Friday, March 31, 2017

"Me and the good Lord are handflying this"

In April 2009, Doug White, 56, and his wife and their two daughters were returning to Louisiana after attending a funeral for White's brother. Less than 10 minutes after their private chartered plane took off from Marco Island, Florida, the unexpected happened.

White recalled watching and listening as the pilot, Joe Cabuk, conducted his "climb checklist" upon takeoff from Florida. After the checklist was complete, he said, Cabuk laid his book down. About a minute later, he looked at Cabuk, and "he was just sitting there. He had his chin on his chest, looking down at his lap, but there's nothing in his lap that he needed to be looking at. That's when I kind of looked at him for a minute, probably two, three seconds, and I touched him on the shoulder. I said, 'Joe! Joe!, and that's when his head rolled over to the side, and his eyes rolled back in his head, and his arm fell off the armrest ... and I knew if he wasn't gone then, he was in deep distress, but we were in trouble." 

The plane's autopilot was on, and the plane was at about 5,000 feet and climbing, White said. Although he was a certified single-engine pilot and had about 130 flying hours, he had no idea how to fly the much larger Super King Air two-engine turboprop plane.

He told his daughters, " 'Y'all go back there, and I want you to pray hard.' The wife kind of trembled and shook the whole time, and the youngest daughter, Bailey, cried and squalled, and the oldest daughter, Maggie, vomited and threw up three or four times."

"I've got to declare an emergency. My pilot's deceased. I need help," White told the control tower. He had seized the radio after the pilot had fallen unconscious. "I need to get this on the ground. I'm flyin' a King Air." (The King Air is a high-performance turboprop multiengine aircraft.) White had three months of flight lessons, but he had flown only a small, less-sophisticated single-engine plane.

"You find me the longest, widest runway you can, ma'am," White said. At one point he told the controllers that "Me and the good Lord are hand-flying this".

His teenage daughter Maggie White said she felt helpless. "I mean, what could I do? Nothing, just sit there and pray and, you know, throw up," she said.

He described his mindset as being one of "focused fear." "I had a 10,000-pound gorilla by the hand, and it wasn't wanting to cooperate," Asked about his mindset, White said, "I lost it" after landing. His emotion can be clearly heard on the recording as he told air traffic controllers in a shaky voice, "We're down, buddy. Thank you."

The White family was shocked to learn afterwards that they were given only a 5 percent chance of surviving. Here is the riveting ATC recording and radar overlay of what transpired. The "good Lord" indeed was his copilot.


Understanding Vehicular Jihad


Thursday, March 30, 2017

10 Ways The Transgender Push Mirrors The Lobotomy Craze


Renee Gardner has penned an insightful and much needed editorial here entitled "10 Ways The Transgender Push Mirrors The Lobotomy Craze" (I suspect the majority of young people today have no idea what a lobotomy is.) She hits the nail on the head with her observations. The question is how many lives will be ruined until sanity is restored? It's must-reading, especially by parents who have been seduced over to the dark side by the press, the government, the entertainment industry and a medical establishment who all militantly push the transgender agenda.

Back in 1987, Dr. Valenstein reminded attendees at a science conference to remember the history of the lobotomy. He warned that “all the major factors that shaped its development are still with us today.”

…desperate patients and their families still are willing to risk unproven therapies when nothing else helps. Ambitious doctors can persuade some of the media to report untested cures with anecdotal ‘research.’.…It could happen again.

I believe it is happening again—not with lobotomies, but pediatric medical transition. The treatment of “transgender” children is gaining significant momentum, despite the lack of research and regardless of the significant risks involved.

... The history of this medical fad reveals that pioneering doctors, and the medical establishment that embraces them, can fail in their duty to “Do No Harm.” It shows people, even those who possess medical degrees, are imperfect and can champion poor science.

At initial glance, it may appear that lobotomies (which target assumed defects of the brain) and the medical transition of gender dysphoric children (which target assumed defects of the body) have little in common. But if you look past which body parts are “corrected,” you see that both are psychological conditions some doctors treat with drastic, irreversible medical interventions. There are a number of parallels. ....

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Transgender anarchy is currently one of the enemy's most potent and effective strategies for it strikes at the very heart of what it means to be created in the image of God (Gen 1:27). Since Satan cannot of course directly attack God, his next best bet is to strike at the only part of creation made in the image of God - and he has spent decades laying the groundwork to effectively seduce the influential and power-holders of the culture,

Truth is the only weapon that can open the eyes blinded by this deceit and stop the carnage.

The Face of Evil


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gnaw On This


As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. (John 6:57)

The Greek word used for "feeds" here is very blunt and has the sense of "chewing" or "gnawing." His listeners must have been stupefied. It is the same Greek word used in John 6:54 where Jesus proclaims, "Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." The use of such strong language is why early Christians were accused of cannibalism (i.e., Minucius Felix, Octavius ch. 9, 2nd or 3rd century).

Modern English translations are reluctant to use such graphic language, perhaps so as not to arouse strong adverse reaction. But vigorous reaction on our part is precisely what is needed here and what Jesus wants. Once we truly grasp the hopelessness and helplessness of our fallen condition, rather than a polite and reserved "partaking", we will claw our way to Jesus and gnaw hungrily on His atoning, life-giving sacrifice. The picture is of a starving pitiful man at the point of death desperately and voraciously chewing on life-giving, raw flesh and blood - not of a refined gentleman in a coat and tie in his Sunday-morning best in comfortable pews, gently and quietly partaking of a wafer and a sip of grape juice accompanied by pleasant background music.

Chew voraciously and gnaw on Christ's atoning sacrifice. It's your only realistic deliverance out of the madness and chaos of this fallen world; everything else is hopelessly futile.

The ultimate goal of Dawa is to destroy the political institutions of a free society and replace them with the rule of sharia law


The Hoover Institution has posted online here a lengthy publication by Ayaan Hirsi Ali entitled "The Challenge of Dawa; Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Counter It". (Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, author, and former Dutch politician. Hirsi Ali has been a vocal critic of Islam, calling for a reformation of the religion.)

Dawa as practiced by radical Islamists employs a wide range of mechanisms to advance their goal of imposing Islamic law (sharia) on society. This includes proselytizing but extends beyond that.4 In Western countries, dawa aims both to convert non-Muslims to political Islam and to instill Islamist views in existing Muslims.5 The ultimate goal of dawa is to destroy the political institutions of a free society and replace them with the rule of sharia law.

Dawa is to the Islamists of today what the “long march through the institutions” was to twentieth-century Marxists. It is subversion from within—the abuse of religious freedom in order to undermine that very freedom. Another analogy is also possible. After Islamists gain power, dawa is to them what Gleichschaltung (synchronization) of all aspects of German state, civil, and social institutions was to the National Socialists.

I have not had a chance to read yet beyond the Executive Summary. She sounds a clarion warning that unfortunately falls on largely deaf ears among Western politicians and academians, particularly the progressive liberals. Those with their head-in-the-sand will realize too late the fatal magnitude of their mistake as the tentacles of Sharia take hold within the culture and academic institutions. Ironically, the leftist liberals will be among the first casualties of this soft jihad once it succeeds in destroying the foundation of free society.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Protestant Reformation Ironically Opened The Door For Divorce & Gay Marriage


Let there be no misunderstanding; I am solidly Reformed Evangelical in my theological understanding, particularly on the issues of justification, the sovereignty of God, eternal security, and the authority/inerrancy/infallibility of Scripture.

The great apologist CS Lewis embraced marriage as a sacrament towards the end of his life in That Hideous Strength, adding it to the two commonly-accepted sacraments (by Protestants) of baptism and communion. I find myself coming to the same conclusion that marriage is indeed a sacrament.

Early Christians in the first through third century understood marriage to be the union of one man and one woman created by God as a consummated partnership described in Genesis 2. Early Christian leaders, such as the Apostle Paul, explained that marriage was more than just a union between two people. It was also an act of worship that pointed to Christ’s sacrificial relationship with the church (Ephesians 5). Therefore, marriage was not about a contract or a financial engagement as had been the custom for centuries prior, but a sacred union that reflects God’s love. Christ turned the accepted cultural norms about marriage on its head.

The word "sacrament" is from Middle English and from Old French sacrement, from Latin sacramentum ‘solemn oath’ (from sacrare ‘to hallow,’ from sacer ‘sacred’), used in Christian Latin as a translation of Greek mustērion ‘mystery’ (the same Greek word used in Eph 5:32 where Paul uses marriage as a illustration ("mystery") of the union between Christ and the church.

A sacrament is a Christian rite recognized as of particular importance and significance. There are various views on the existence and meaning of such rites. Many Christians consider the sacraments to be a visible symbol of the reality of God, as well as a means by which God enacts his grace. Many denominations, including the Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed, hold to the definition of sacrament formulated by Augustine of Hippo: an outward sign of an inward grace that has been instituted by Jesus Christ. Sacraments thus signify God's grace in a way that is outwardly observable to the participant.

The Roman Catholic Church recognizes seven sacraments: Baptism (also known as Christening), Confirmation, Eucharist (or Holy Communion), Reconciliation (Penance or Confession), Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders. The Eastern Orthodox Church and Oriental Orthodox Church also believe that there are seven major sacraments, but apply the corresponding Greek word, μυστήριον (mysterion) also to rites that in the Western tradition are called sacramentals and to other realities, such as the Church itself. Many Protestant denominations, such as those within the Reformed tradition, identify only two sacraments instituted by Christ, the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) and Baptism. The Lutheran sacraments include these two, often adding Confession (and Absolution) as a third sacrament. Anglican and Methodist teaching is that "there are two Sacraments ordained of Christ our Lord in the Gospel, that is to say, Baptism and the Supper of the Lord", and that "those five commonly called Sacraments, that is to say, Confirmation, Penance, Orders, Matrimony, and Extreme Unction, are not to be counted for Sacraments of the Gospel". In the Community of Christ, a restorationist denomination with traditional Protestant theology, eight sacraments are recognized, including "baptism, confirmation, blessing of children, the Lord's Supper, ordination, marriage, the Evangelist Blessing, and administration to the sick."

When marriage is regarded as a sacrament, it can only be performed within the church by ordained clergy between one man and one woman, both baptized believers. Other unions can exist (i.e., civil marriage, common-law marriage, polygamy, same-sex unions, etc.) but they belong in the civil realm. In contrast, sacramental marriage is characterized thus:

  • it is for life
  • between one man and one woman, both believers
  • it is performed by ordained clergy and recognized by the church
  • divorce is prohibited except for very specific circumstances
  • marriage normally ends via one of two ways: death or annulment

The Roman Catholic Church understands Marriage to be a Sacrament (Cf. Mt. 19:4-6; Mk. 10:6-9; Jn. 2:1-12). Outside of sacred Scripture, Matrimony as a Sacrament was carefully articulated by Ignatius of Antioch in his letter to Polycarp around the year 110 A.D., and again, even more clearly by Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, in 411 A.D in his Marriage and Concupiscence:

“Certainly it is not fecundity only, the fruit of which is in offspring, not chastity only, the bond of which is in fidelity, but a certain sacramental bond of marriage that is recommended to the faithful who are married, when the Apostle says: “Men, love your wives, as also Christ loved the Church” (Eph. 5:25).

Undoubtedly the substance of the Sacrament is of this bond, so that when man and woman have been joined in marriage they must continue inseparably as long as they live, nor is it allowed for one spouse to be separated from the other except for cause of fornication (Cf. Mt. 5:32). For this is preserved in the case of Christ and the Church, so that, as a living one with a living one, there is no divorce, no separation forever. So perfect is the observance of this bond . . . in the Church of Christ by all married believers, who are undoubtedly members of Christ, that, although women marry and men take wives for the purpose of procreating children, one is never permitted to put away even an unfruitful wife for the purpose of getting another to bear children. If anyone does this, in the law of the gospel he is guilty of adultery, just as a women is if she marries another. But this is not the case in the law of this world, wherein even without crime a divorce is granted whenever the parties want to join in marriage with others, a concession which, the Lord bears witness, even the holy Moses granted to the Israelites only because of the hardness of their hearts . . . . (Cf. Mt. 19:8-9).

Thus, between the living spouses there remains a certain conjugal bond, which neither separation nor union with another can take away. It remains, however, for the injury of crime, and not for the bond of covenant. So it is with the soul of an apostate. Even though its faith is cast aside in withdrawing, as it were, from its marriage with Christ, it does not lose the Sacrament of its faith, which it received in the bath of regeneration. . . . The apostate retains the Sacrament even after his apostasy; but now it is for the aggravation of his punishment and not for his meriting a reward.”

The Roman Catholic Church recognizes Protestant marriage as sacramental provided both husband and wife were baptized believers and the ceremony was conducted by church clergy (Protestant baptism in water is also recognized and considered sacramental by the Roman Catholic church). Civil marriage by unbelievers is recognized as valid, but not sacramental. The Roman Catholic Church makes a distinction between sacramental and civil marriage, but recognizes both as valid marriage.

It wasn’t until the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century that the recording of marriages and establishing of rules for marriage became a function of the civil state. Martin Luther, the Roman Catholic priest who initiated the Reformation in Germany said that marriage was a “worldly thing ... that belongs to the realm of government.” A similar opinion was expressed by John Calvin, his Swiss counterpart. Calvin and his colleagues reformulated Christian marriage by enacting the Marriage Ordinance of Geneva, which imposed “The dual requirements of state registration and church consecration to constitute marriage” as valid.

Here are some of Luther's writings on marriage:

“Marriage is a civic matter. It is really not, together with all its circumstances, the business of the church.” It is so only when a matter of conscience is involved.” (source: What Luther Says Vol. II, Concordia Publishing House, 1959)

“No one can deny that marriage is an external, worldly, matter, like clothing and food, house and property, subject to temporal authority, as the many imperial laws enacted on the subject prove.” (source: What Luther Says Vol. 46, Concordia Publishing House, 1959)

“I feel that judgments about marriages belong to the jurists. Since they make judgments concerning fathers, mothers, children, and servants, why shouldn’t they also make decisions about the life of married people? When the papists oppose the imperial law concerning divorce, I reply that this doesn’t follow from what is written, ‘What God has joined together let no man put asunder.” (source: Luther’s Works Vol. 54)

“Neither is there any need to make sacraments out of marriage and the office of the priesthood.” (source: Luther’s Works Vol. 37)

“Not only is marriage regarded as a sacrament without the least warrant of Scripture, but the very ordinances which extol it as a sacrament have turned it into a farce. Let us look into this a little. We have said that in every sacrament there is a word of divine promise, to be believed by whoever receives the sign, and that the sign alone cannot be a sacrament. Nowhere do we read that the man who marries a wife receives any grace of God. There is not even a divinely instituted sign in marriage, nor do we read anywhere that marriage was instituted by God to be a sign of anything. To be sure, whatever takes place in a visible manner can be understood as a figure or allegory of something invisible. But figures or allegories are not sacraments, in the sense in which we use the term.” (source: Luther’s Works Vol. 36; Babylonian Captivity of the Church)

Calvin's writing on marriage include:

“The last of all is marriage, which, while all admit it to be an institution of God, no man ever saw to be a sacrament, until the time of Gregory. And would it ever have occurred to the mind of any sober man? It is a good and holy ordinance of God. And agriculture, architecture, shoemaking, and shaving, are lawful ordinances of God; but they are not sacraments. For in a sacrament, the thing required is not only that it be a work of God, but that it be an external ceremony appointed by God to confirm a promise. That there is nothing of the kind in marriage, even children can judge.” (source: Institutes of Religion, Chapter 19, no. 34).

Consequently, by the 17th century, many of the Protestant European countries’ governments were responsible for instituting marriage.

English Puritans who rejected the Church of England’s view of marriage and immigrated to America in the early 1600s, also believed that marriage was a civil contract and not a religious ceremony. The law they instituted required that marriage be “agreed” or “executed” (not “performed” or “solemnized”) before a magistrate, not a minister. They also legalized divorce if the terms of the marriage covenant were broken. These customs became the model for marriage throughout New England. Other parts of colonial America followed different traditions — Virginians followed the Anglican view of marriage, Quakers brought their own version to Delaware, and Catholics instituted their belief in Maryland and other states. Unlike its European counterparts, which instituted civil marriage in the 18th and 19th centuries, the United States left the issue of marriage to the states until recently. Marriage was not codified until 1996 through the Defense of Marriage Act.

Were it not for the Protestant Reformation, marriage would not be considered a civil institution today. Had the Reformers followed the early church’s example, marriage would never have been thrust into the realm of civil government at all.

In light of this, Christians find themselves in an ironic and divided situation. As citizens of a secular country they must be licensed by the state to validate a practice that is rooted in religious belief. But should a practice rooted in the Judeo-Christian faith even be under the auspices of government? If marriage had been left to the church, the church could marry those who practice and follow its beliefs. Civil unions among same-sex couples could be left to the government, providing the full range of civil liberties citizens in a democracy expect. The fact that marriage is governed by the state, defies its purpose intended by God for heterosexuals and prevents civil liberties from being granted to same-sex couples. Granted, 17th century Puritans viewed the government as agents of God’s authority, but they never could have foreseen how non-Christians would want to use a Christian practice as a political right.

Concluding that marriage is not a Sacrament logically opened the door to the Reformer's next finding - that the institution of marriage must therefore be under the purview of the civil government rather than the Church. With God out of the marital picture and the institution placed in the hands of the civil government, the government was empowered to do with marriage whatsoever it desires. In the hands of civil government, marriage ultimately became dissoluble with no-fault divorce and remarriage the law of the land. With marriage no longer a permanent union, children became disposable objects, thus opening the door to the redefinition of the procreative act in marriage. The catastrophic result? Abortion became legal and the sexual revolution was in full swing. Once children and conjugal acts between man and woman were no longer connected to marriage, marriage was redefined as something other than one man and one woman. There is no end in sight to the continuing redefinition of marriage and family. Indeed, it was always a Pandora’s Box that ultimately and inevitably leads to human misery and annihilation.

Calvin recognized the truth marriage was instituted by God (Gen 2). In the New Testament we encounter the extraordinary truth in Eph 5:31-32 that marriage mysteriously symbolizes the most sacred, most intimate and most inviolable of all unions - that between Christ and His church. In relegating the responsibility for marriage into the civil realm, the Protestant church foolishly pushed this crucial truth onto the back-burner, paying little more than lip service to it. The sanctity of marriage, as defined in Genesis 2, would be best preserved if marriage had been properly left under the authority of the church. The Reformers got it right on the critical issue of justification, but missed the mark entirely on marriage by unwisely abdicating it into the civil realm.

Because of their view that marriage belonged in the realm of civil government instead of the church, the Protestant Reformation ironically opened the door for wide-spread divorce, gay marriage ... and worse to come. The irony is that a more conservative Reformation understanding of sacraments permits a more progressively liberal theological understanding of marriage. I believe the Roman Catholic and Orthodox perspective is correct on marriage and I agree with CS Lewis.

Marriage is indeed a sacrament.

The Nonexistent Tolerance of Progressive Liberal Theologians


Princeton Theology refers to a conservative Christian reformed theology that flourished at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1812 until around 1929. It was rooted in the philosophy of Common Sense Realism, as interpreted by Charles Hodge (1797-1878). In 1929 Princeton Theological Seminary "modernized" itself (morphing into a center of progressively liberal Christianity), forcing scholars serious about Princeton Theology—especially John Gresham Machen to form the Westminster Theological Seminary.

As reported here, Princeton Seminary has reneged on its decision to award its annual Abraham Kuyper Prize to well-known and well-respected author, pastor & theologian Tim Keller – for essentially political reasons. Keller, who opposes women and gays and lesbians from becoming ordained ministers, comes from the conservative Presbyterian Church in America, while the Seminary is part of the very liberal Presbyterian Church (USA).

The decision comes amid push back from some students, faculty and alumni, including the gay and lesbian and women’s groups, at the seminary (the existence of gay and lesbian groups in the seminary is quite revealing.) In an online open letter to the Kupyer Center and Barnes, they questioned how the Seminary could honor someone whose “exclusionary stances” are contrary to the values of the school.

“While we wholeheartedly believe in academic freedom and the importance of hearing a diversity of perspectives, we believe this award constitutes an endorsement that jeopardizes Princeton Theological Seminary’s ability to be a place that affirms everyone equally in ministry,” the petition read in part.

As attorney David Limbaugh observes,

His (Keller's) disqualifying sin was not that he joined the now defunct Moral Majority or publicly endorsed some evil Republican politician. Nor was it that he rejected any of the church’s doctrinal tenets. It was not that his teachings might lead people away from the church’s mission to spread the Gospel. Rather, it was apparently his refusal to deviate from Scripture and conform his teachings to the current liberal political line on certain hot-button issues.

Certain people raised Cain about Keller’s “conservative positions,” and the seminary decided it better renege on offering the award. Keller is a leader in the Presbyterian Church in America, (PCA), which, according to Princeton Theological Seminary President Craig Barnes, “prevents women and LGBTQ+ persons from full participation in the ordained Ministry of Word and Sacrament.” The Seminary is part of a different denomination – the Presbyterian Church (USA), whose position on this issue conflicts with Keller and the PCA.

While there are certainly notable exceptions at Princeton University today (i.e., Robert P. George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton), the seminary is now a hotbed of progressive liberalism far removed from its origins as an orthodox bastion of the faith. All views are apparently welcome at Princeton Seminary... except any that conform to the historically orthodox faith.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Naive Criteria Of Law Enforcement In Ascertaining Islamic Threats


Department of Homeland Security agent Philip Haney revealed the federal government’s appeasement of supremacist Islam in his book, “See Something Say Nothing.” The difficulty of anticipating and preventing attacks by people such as the recent London attacker Khalid Masood who are apparently "lone-wolf" operatives using vehicles and machetes as weapons underscores the importance of understanding the religious dimension to the threat Western Civilization faces, Haney contends.

Haney correctly points out that the West has “a blind spot” when it comes to the threat of Islamic jihad. He experienced it firsthand as a Department of Homeland Security officer who worked with one of the National Targeting Center’s advanced units, which provides information in real time to officers at ports of entry. Haney helped develop a case in 2011 on a worldwide Islamic movement known as Tablighi Jamaat. Within a few months, the case drew the “concern” of the State Department and the DHS’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Office because the Obama administration believed it unfairly singled out Muslims. The case effectively was shut down, even though the intelligence had been used to connect members of the movement to several terrorist organizations and financing at the highest levels, including for Hamas and al-Qaida.

Only a few years later, Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were found to have been tied to Tablighi Jamaat, meaning if the case had been allowed to continue, the attack might have been prevented. Later, Haney also found the Orlando killer Mateen had a link to the case. Haney has said that if he had been given the opportunity to question San Bernardino killer Farook upon his return to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia in 2014, he would have asked him about the fact that he had grown a Shariah-compliant beard and was wearing an Islamic headdress while his passport photo showed him bareheaded and clean-shaven.

“We need to adjust and improve our ability to observe and address this tactical blind spot,” Haney said. "You can still do it without violating our civil rights and civil liberties.”

The refusal of law enforcement to acknowledge the religious foundation of Islamic terror is fatal. As I pointed out here in July 2016,

... the problem is that terrorists are simply reading the Islamic texts as the first Muslim did - i.e., they are true to Islamic theology. "Radical" Islamists are simply being true to the text and teachings. The mainstream media works overtime to deceive people in falsely identifying Muslim terrorists as "radical Islam," when these acts of terror have in fact been carried out by Muslims in accordance with the teachings of Islam since its inception 1400 years ago.

The lie of 'radical Islam' or 'Islamic extremists' has also been advanced by Muslim advocacy groups like the terror-linked CAIR and others who have bullied and intimidated the media into presenting a false narrative about Islam and Muslims, claiming that acts of terror carried out here in the US and around the world are the work of a very small minority of 'radical Muslims' and that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful and just want to live quiet lives.

While the vast majority of Muslims may not engage in jihad or acts of terror, it is noteworthy that their leaders almost never publicly denounce those acts but actually try to justify them. Why? Because jihad is an undeniable central teaching of Islam. The only correct delineation between Muslims is "practicing Muslims" and "non-practicing Muslims". When a Muslim commits an act of terror in the name of 'allah,' they are doing precisely what their religion teaches them. When a Christian commits a heinous act of violence/terror, they are acting in clear violation of the teaching of Scripture.

The term "radical Islam" is meaningless since Islam is inherently radical by nature. The truth is that there is no such thing as radical Islam.  The term is an invention of western politicians in a desperate attempt to confront the problem of Islamic terrorism, without offending Muslims.

Friday, March 24, 2017

War Of The Worldviews

Liberals come to the Scripture with a worldview already in place and subsequently impose their predetermined worldview on the text. What is your epistemology? Do you let reality (i.e., the facts) determine your worldview ... or do you use a pre-existing worldview to create a fantasy? The escalating cultural war of worldviews is ultimately an attack on truth itself.


Islamic Terror Attacks For Last 30 Days

DateCountryCityKilledInjuredDescription
2017.03.22NigeriaMuna1320Four suicide bombers attack a refugee camp, killing thirteen people.
2017.03.22LondonEngland440A Muslim man mows down pedestrians on a bridge, killing three, then stabs a police officer to death.
2017.03.22SyriaTasil10A man is tied up and shot to death for 'cursing Allah'.
2017.03.21SomaliaMogadishu1015At least ten innocents are claimed by a Fedayeen suicide car bomber.
2017.03.20IraqBaghdad2345Two dozen innocents are blown to bits by an ISIS car bomb attack in a Shiite neighborhood.
2017.03.18NigeriaMaiduguri48A mother and her two children are among four wiped out by three Religion of Peace suicide bombers.
2017.03.17YemenMarib340Shiite rebels fire two rockets into a Sunni mosque, killing thirty-four during Friday prayers.
2017.03.17FranceParis20A father and son's throats are slit by a family member yelling 'Allah Akbar'.
2017.03.16IndiaSouth Ukkadam10An atheist is hacked to death by an angry Muslim over Facebook posts attacking religion.
2017.03.16IraqRiyadh90Nine civilians are executed for trying to flee the caliphate.
2017.03.16NigeriaAyati50A pregnant woman is among five civilians gunned down in cold blood by Fulani terrorists.
2017.03.16NigeriaMagumeri10A local cop is killed when Boko Haram attack a small town.
2017.03.16ThailandPattani11Muslim terrorists fire on a pair of elderly siblings, killing the brother and injuring his sister.
2017.03.16SyriaDeir ez-Zor18Terrorists pound an apartment building with rockets, killing a woman.
2017.03.16IraqYarmouk1413ISIS member send rockets into a residential neighborhood reclaimed by security forces.
2017.03.16BangladeshSitakunda10A young child is blown to bits by a female suicide bomber.
2017.03.15IraqWadi Hajar170Seventeen civilians are kidnapped and executed by the Islamic State.
2017.03.15SyriaHamadaniyeh13A woman and three children are among the casualties of a Sunni rocket attack.
2017.03.15IraqMosul40A suicide bomber in a bulldozer plows through a barricade and takes out four.
2017.03.15NigeriaMaiduguri216Four female suicide bombers kill two people in a residential area.
2017.03.15SyriaDamascus31102Thirty-one innocents at a courthouse are reduced to bloody pulp by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
2017.03.15SyriaRabweh828Eight people at a restaurant are taken out in mid-bite by a Shahid suicide bomber.
2017.03.15NigeriaBorno30Boko Haram members recite from the Quran as they slit the throats of three hostages.
2017.03.15IraqTikrit1141Religion of Peace advocates set off a car bomb along a street packed with medical clinics.
2017.03.15IndiaHyhama11A minor girl is killed when Lashkar-e-Toiba members open fire on a security patrol.
2017.03.14IraqHawija90Children are among nine Iraqis burned alive for trying to flee the caliphate.
2017.03.14AfghanistanKamarkulagh10An imam is gunned down in his mosque by Religion of Peace rivals.
2017.03.14SyriaHoms12Terrorists bomb a bus, killing one passenger.
2017.03.13ThailandRaman10Two Muslim terrorists walk into a grocery and shoot the 47-year-old owner to death.
2017.03.13IraqMosul85Children are among the casualties of an ISIS bomb blast.
2017.03.13BangladeshDinajpur20A Sufi leader and his teen daughter are hacked to death by Sunni fundamentalists.
2017.03.13SomaliaMogadishu12One other person is left dead after a suicide bomb blast.
2017.03.13SomaliaMogadishu1314A Shahid suicide bomber detonates in front of a hotel, claiming thirteen innocents.
2017.03.13AfghanistanKabul119A woman loses her life when Taliban bombers target a bus carrying telecom workers.
2017.03.13IndiaPulwama10A villager is abducted and killed by Islamic extremists.
2017.03.13MaliFafa42A Jihadist attack leaves four dead, including civilians.
2017.03.12TunisiaKebili13An imam is among four radicals who ambush a police car, killing one member.
2017.03.12SyriaDaraa13Jabhat al-Nusra members murder a civilian.
2017.03.11AfghanistanNawshar80A religious extremist poisons, then shoots eight local cops.
2017.03.11NigeriaMkgovur103Fulani terrorists raid a village, hacking and shooting innocent people.
2017.03.11SyriaDamascus74120A suicide bombing is one of two blasts targeting and killing over seventy Shiites.
2017.03.10IraqWadi Hajar1843ISIS unleashes a vicious rocket bombardment on a residential neighborhood, taking out over eighteen civilians.
2017.03.09IraqTajiyat13A civilian is disassembled by Jihadi bombers.
2017.03.09ThailandMuang10A man on a motorcycle is ambushed and killed by Muslim terrorists.
2017.03.08AfghanistanKabul5063Following a suicide blast, fifty people at a hospital are massacred by Islamic gunmen disguised as doctors.
2017.03.08KenyaLamu15Islamists kill a Kenyan border guard with an IED.
2017.03.08IraqHajjaj3026Dozens of people at a wedding party are shredded by two suicide bombers.
2017.03.08PakistanBaba Kot10A Hindu woman is hacked to death with an axe.
2017.03.08Egyptal-Arish24A fundamentalist bomb blast at a checkpoint claims the life of twopolicemen.
2017.03.07IndiaMadhya Pradesh010ISIS members set off a bomb at a train station.
2017.03.07SyriaDeir Ezzor140At least fourteen Syrians are killed during an ISIS attack on a cemetery.
2017.03.07Saudia ArabiaQatif10A security officer is killed by sectarian extremists.
2017.03.07AfghanistanKabul10A magnetic bomb placed on a civilian car kills one.
2017.03.06AfghanistanAchin45Islamic supremacists massacre four local cops.
2017.03.06IraqYarmouk500A mass grave containing fifty victims of ISIS execution is discovered.
2017.03.06IndiaRoorkee10A 23-year-old woman is strangled by her own mother and sisters on suspicion of sexual activity.
2017.03.06IraqMosul429Four civilians choke to death during an ISIS gas attack.
2017.03.06IraqKirkuk80Eight civilians are executed for helping families flee the caliphate.
2017.03.05NigerWanzarbe40Jihadists murder four police officer.
2017.03.05PakistanKohat20Two men are honor killed by their respective in-laws for 'bringing shame' to the family.
2017.03.05IraqDaquq200The bodies of twenty Kurdish victims of the Islamic State are found in a mass grave.
2017.03.05PakistanMohmand50Tehreek-e-Taliban members attack several checkpoints, killing five security members.
2017.03.05AfghanistanKunduz60Six Afghan security personnel are machine-gunned by Sunni hardliners.
2017.03.05SyriaAleppo1532At least fifteen people are killed by two suicide bombers.
2017.03.05MaliBoulekessi115Jihadists ambush a local security convoy and massacre fifteen soldiers.
2017.03.05YemenSinjibar60al-Qaeda members open fire along a city street, taking down six people.
2017.03.05IraqMosul430Forty-three people are executed for violating rules in the Islamic State.
2017.03.04IraqBaghdad60Fundamentalists gun down six at a brothel, including four women.
2017.03.04PakistanShabqadar10Sharia activists assassinate a secular lawyer.
2017.03.04SyriaSafsafia32Three children are disassembled by a Jabhat al-Nusra rocket.
2017.03.04AfghanistanFaryab11One local cop is killed by Taliban bombers.
2017.03.03AfghanistanAchin20Two men are beheaded by the Islamic State.
2017.03.03ThailandMuang10A local man is shot to death in front of his house by suspected Muslim 'insurgents.'
2017.03.03PakistanTalib Chandio10A 21-year-old mother is honor killed over suspected 'illicit relations'.
2017.03.03IndiaMuran16A civilian is killed when Islamic extremists toss a grenade into the street.
2017.03.03NigeriaMaiduguri20Two girls, used by a suicide bomber for cover, are blown apart in the blast.
2017.03.03Burkina FasoKourfayl20Two people are killed when Ansar Islam members fire into a school for not teaching the Quran.
2017.03.02IraqAnbar20Two civilians are shot to death by ISIS.
2017.03.02SomaliaMahaday32Three security personnel on patrol are killed by al-Shabaab bombers.
2017.03.02ThailandRueso42Two women and an 8-year-old are among four Buddhists killed when Muslim 'insurgents' fire into a family vehicle.
2017.03.02SyriaDamascus10A refugee is forced to his knees and shot in front of a crowd by the Islamic State.
2017.03.01Saudi ArabiaRiyadh20Police beat two cross-dressers to death with sticks.
2017.03.01AfghanistanKabul22120Two suicide attacks leave twenty-two Afghans in pieces.
2017.03.01NigeriaMbahimin30Fulani terrorists butcher and pull the eyes out of three Christians.
2017.03.01IraqBaghdad26Two marketplace bombings produce two dead civilians.
2017.02.28IraqShuhada14Jihadis bomb a soccer field, killing one of the onlookers.
2017.02.28IraqTayaran310Thirty-one people from three familes are destroyed by a barrage of ISIS mortars.
2017.02.28IraqMosul10A 60-year-old woman is taken out by an ISIS IED.
2017.02.28AfghanistanLashkar Gah120A dozen police officers are assassinated at their checkpoint by Taliban armed with silenced weapons.
2017.02.28PakistanPeshawar11A border guard is cut down by the Taliban.
2017.02.28SomaliaMogadishu10al-Shabaab militants assassinate a local official by planting a bomb under his car.
2017.02.27IraqBaghdad34A husband and wife are among three Iraqis wiped out by Mujahid bombers.
2017.02.27EgyptRafah10A youth is burned alive after having his eyes gouged out by Islamic fundamentalists.
2017.02.27SomaliaBuq-Aqable20Two men are brutally executed for 'waging war on Allah'.
2017.02.26IraqKhalaf20Jihadi bombers pick off a mother and daughter trying to flee the caliphate.
2017.02.26ThailandNong Chik10Suspected Muslim terrorists shoot a civilian on his way home.
2017.02.26SyriaDamascus117A woman bleeds to death after being opened up by Sunni shrapnel.
2017.02.26IraqSahaji1238At least a dozen civilians are felled by ISIS landmines as they try to flee the caliphate.
2017.02.26PakistanDera Ismail Khan30Three Shiites are gunned down by sectarian extremists.
2017.02.26PhilippinesSulu10A 70-year-old German hostage is beheaded by Abu Sayyaf.
2017.02.25SyriaHoms4224Two Religion of Peace suicide blasts leave at least forty-two mangled and charred corpses.
2017.02.25AfghanistanFaryab116A Taliban bomb blast at a market leaves one dead.
2017.02.25AfghanistanZawzjan110A woman and ten police officers are machine-gunned outside a mosque by Sharia hardliners.
2017.02.25IraqMazraa40A family of four is exterminated by an Islamic State member.
2017.02.25IraqBaiji10A civilian is blown up after a suicide bomber runs up and hugs him.
2017.02.25IraqBani Saad20Two brothers are shot to death by terrorists.
2017.02.25IraqMosul11An ISIS IED takes out a female journalist.
2017.02.24IraqKhalis49Suicide bombers take out four civilians.
2017.02.24AfghanistanGirishk23A Fedayeen suicide car bomber takes out two Afghans.
2017.02.24IraqTrebil150Fifteen border guards are massacred by an Islamic State suicide bomber.
2017.02.24SyriaSousian6042At least sixty people are blown apart by a Shahid suicide bomber as they are lining up for housing permits.
2017.02.24Syriaal-Bab80A planted car bomb kills eight.
2017.02.23NigerInterzawane1519Islamic extremists ambush and kill fifteen local soldiers.
2017.02.23IraqMosul43Four people lose their lives when ISIS launches a mortar round into an airport.
2017.02.23IraqBaghdad15Jihadis bomb a fish market, killing one patron.
2017.02.23CameroonWouro Dole12At least one other person is killed by an 11-year-old suicide bomber.
2017.02.23IndiaHajin42A woman is among four killed by Islamic gunfire.
2017.02.23BangladeshMymensingh10Jama'atul Mujahideen gun down a guard transporting jailed Islamists.
2017.02.23Egyptal-Arish10Jihadists murder a Coptic man and set his home on fire.
2017.02.23MalaysiaKuantan10A transgender florist is hacked to death by religious conservatives.
2017.02.22Iraqal-Root25Two women are reduced to pulp by caliphate bombers.
2017.02.22PakistanPandyali11Islamists plant a bomb outside a man's home which kills him and leaves his wife gravely injured.
2017.02.22Egyptal-Arish20A Christian man is shot to death and his son burned alive by Islam proponents.
2017.02.22AfghanistanJanikhel319A woman is among three civilians killed when the Taliban bomb a market.
2017.02.22AfghanistanAlasay40A Taliban rocket wipes out four people in their own home.
2017.02.22IraqMosul50Five civilians are killed by the effects of explosives dropped from ISIS drones.
2017.02.22NigeriaGajiram70At least seven members of a security patrol are ambushed and killed by Boko Haram.
2017.02.21IraqMosul10A captive is beheaded by the Islamic State.
2017.02.21PakistanCharsadda721Fedayeen suicide bombers storm a sessions court, killing at least seven.
2017.02.21PhilippinesBaguan Island17Abu Sayyaf pirates attack a commercial ship, killing one crew member and abducting seven more.
2017.02.21IraqBaghdad712Seven people are aerated by Mujahideen shrapnel in a shopping district.
2017.02.21IraqKarbala20Two Shiites are beheaded by a Sunni extremist group.