Make no mistake…
This is the Islamic agenda and strategy for America, and for the world! And it is important for us, in the West, to recognize that Islam is not as much a religion, as it is a political ideology, whose ultimate goal is to dominate and to control the world.
I got this response and link sent to me (see below) today from a friend; and here is my response.
I believe the birthrate figures within the U.S., among Islamic families far exceeds that of the non-Islamic, just as it has happened in Western Europe; and also in Lebanon, according to Bridget Gabrielle, who grew up there (she is also the founder and head of Act for America).
As the sign poster indicate, and really these Islamic fundamentalists, though they are a minority, nevertheless they truly represent what Islam, and the Koran teaches, which is “Death to the infidels,” where either you’re convert to Islam, or your die! And this is definitely the Islamic agenda, to take over from within, through attrition.
This guy, I think would agree with that assessment; and that so far, as it has already happened in Western Europe, likewise, their agenda is also succeeding here in America:
It is my opinion, however (as I’ve said before, many times), that unless we have a Spiritual Awakening again here, in American, the likes of which happened at our nation’s birth (see Great Awakening — between 1730-1760), then we actually have no hope; and we will continue to decline as a nation, back into bondage, and eventually into a totalitarian society.
I also see this pattern in the Bible, in the nation of Israel; where they also started (as the Apostle Paul said in his Epistle to the Galatians, in the New Testament), that they began in the ‘Spirit,’ only to end in the ‘flesh.’
This pattern seems to be a natural phenomenon among humankind, where the pendulum typically swings (as Alexander Tyler pointed out back in 1770) between human bondage to spiritual faith; and then after having been spoiled by the resulting wealth and opulence, which is brought on by spiritual faith, they eventually slide back into selfishness, complacency and apathy; and then back into bondage and tyranny.
As we study our Bible, and as we look at history, it becomes clear that, as it relates to the great revivals and movements of God, the momentum that brings on a Spiritual Resurgence or Awakening (which leads to revival) is prayer; and typically such movements, when they happen, it is among the younger generation of those societies and cultures, that God is able to use, among the under thirty crowd.
Prayer here is like the accelerator pedal on a car (to use a metaphor), as long as the is being pressed, the forward momentum is maintain; but the moment it is no longer being pressed (and prayer ceases), whereas the momentum continues for a period of time, but eventually the vehicle comes to a halt.
That, in my opinion, is what has happened in Western Europe, that is today (I think it is fair to say a Post Christian society); and it is also happening here in the United States, as well.
The ONLY solution to this problem is for the Christian’s of our society, and also in Western Europe, to start pressing on the accelerator again, as per 2 Chronicles 7:14; and then as we humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways, and begin to seek God’s face, only then do we get the promise that God will heal our land.
I would also add, that among some of the things that the Apostle Paul said would happen, in the last days (before Messiah Jesus returns) is that the people would be very ‘religious,’ but that they would deny the ‘POWER’ thereof;
2 Timothy 3:1-5
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
This typically happens as man tries to maintain what began in the Spirit, though human organization and control, where there is no longer this reliance upon the Spirit of God, which as Jesus pointed out to Nicodemus, in the Gospel of John, that you don’t know from what direction it will come next, nor where it will go… it requires faith and absolute trust, meaning our total reliance on the direction and leading of the Holy Spirit, which comes as a result of both prayer, and from our reading and meditating upon God’s Word.
These supernatural and miraculous manifestations were common place in the first century church, where it says “they went forth preaching the Good News, and these miraculous signs and wonders followed!”
Folks, this is God’s way of letting the people know that what is going on is truly the real thing, and that it is of God!!! This is what we are missing in our Western societies today, but it is today happening in many of the Third World countries.
Instead, in the Western Cultures of the today’s world, and among your typical mainline denominations, what we find being preached is more of an intellectual ‘Gospel,’ where rather than relying upon God, and the Supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit to convict and win people’s hearts, instead what we find is a Gospel message that relies more on our human talents and abilities to motivate and persuade; where (at least it would seem) the main thrust of so many churches today is more geared towards trying to motivate people intellectually towards monetary success, then it is towards repentance and God. Selah
Bottom-line, what we are called to do in the church cannot happen through human effort alone; but it requires of necessity, God’s POWER and God’s leading and direction… neither of which will ever happen as long as man insists upon being in control!
Furthermore, what I believe that God would like to see happen, if the church would only do its job, in the way God originally instructed and demonstrated through Jesus’ earthly ministry, and as it was also demonstrated in the first century church, is to see the Islamic community won to Christ and saved, as well!
But all of this requires prayer… and it will not happen… without our absolute reliance and dependency upon God! Selah
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:17 AM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: Christianity and Cultural Survival
Is this true?
The rise of Islam in Europe has been linked to a decline in
Christianity and to a resulting loss of population.
Does that mean that the U.S., a churchgoing nation with a healthy birth rate, is relatively immune to Islamization?
Are we protected by our demographics? (For the answer, read below)
|Christianity and Cultural Survival
Posted By William Kilpatrick On May 4, 2010 @ 12:04 am In FrontPage | 47 Comments
The rise of Islam in Europe has been linked to a decline in Christianity and to a resulting loss of population. Does that mean that the U.S., a churchgoing nation with a healthy birth rate, is relatively immune to Islamization? Are we protected by our demographics?
Before answering that question, let’s review the situation in Europe. Church attendance in some European countries is down to five percent of the population. Polls in Denmark reveal that only nine percent of Danes say that religion is very important in their life. In Spain, 46 percent of Spaniards between the ages of 15 and 24 consider themselves atheists, and a poll of self-described Catholics in France found that 45 percent of them are unable to say what Easter celebrates. Meanwhile, in contrast to the empty Christian churches, the European mosques are overflowing.
The loss of faith seems to have brought with it a loss of cultural confidence. Increasingly, it is Muslims who dictate what can be published, what can be taught, and what can be said—even what works of art can be displayed. Now that the sign of the cross has been replaced by a relativistic shrug of the shoulders, the culture no longer seems worth defending. As Mark Steyn puts it, “You can’t help noticing that since abandoning its faith in the unseen world, Europe seems also to have lost faith in the seen one.”
There is also, of course, a direct link between loss of faith and loss of population. People who don’t believe they have anything meaningful to pass on to the next generation tend to stop generating—with the result that much of the next generation in Europe is being produced by people who are fond of naming their boys “Mohammed.” In a nutshell, the Islamic faithful were quick to fill the spiritual and population vacuums created by the decline of Christian faith.
If a weakened Christianity invites an aggressive Islam, what is the prognosis for America? On the surface, Americans seem to have a strong Christian commitment. And on the surface America doesn’t seem to have a population problem. But below the surface there are problems aplenty.
Here’s one indication of the problem: a recent study conducted by Georgetown shows that Catholic college students are less likely to pray and attend Mass after four years of exposure to a Catholic education. The study showed similar results for non-Catholic private religious colleges. Four years of education at Christian colleges and universities produced graduates who were less inclined to attend church, to pray, and to read scripture than they had been before college entrance.
The study is reinforced by several recent polls which reveal that America is less Christian than it once was. According to a Newsweek poll the percentage of self-identified Christians in the United States has fallen from 86 percent of the population in 1990 to 76 percent today. In the same period the number of those who say they have no religion has nearly doubled from 8 to 15 percent. Among younger Americans, ages 18 to 29, a fourth classify themselves as agnostic, atheist, or of no religious faith.
How about that 76 percent that remain identified as Christians? Judging by the Georgetown study, you might not want to count on all of them, or even many of them, to stand shoulder to shoulder in resistance to cultural Islamization. In addition to cutting back on prayer, Bible reading, and church attendance, Christian students seem to acquire a more positive attitude toward activities—such as abortion and same-sex marriage—that were traditionally considered violations of the Christian moral code. Nowadays, the surest sign of your faith is a display of sensitivity to diversity. Education today—whether denominational or non-denominational—is mainly about learning the rules of relativism, and non-judgmentalism. It seems safe to say that if they think about the matter much, students will tend to be non-judgmental about the Islamic faith, as well. Of course, a multicultural education more or less guarantees that people won’t give much thought to the matter because if all cultures, religions, and opinions are equal, what does it matter what people believe. Why bother to be better informed when you already know that all belief systems will turn out to be as innocuous and well-intentioned as your own?
This formation in relativism (which cuts across all age and class levels) also explains why the healthy American birth rate is not as healthy as it appears. Yes, it’s holding steady at the magic 2.1 replacement figure, but 41% of those births now occur out of wedlock. When applied to sexual morality the practice of non-judgmentalism produces tangible demographic results, and produces them in a relatively short period of time. About 35 percent of white children are now born out of wedlock, as are 55 percent of Hispanic children, and 70 percent of black children. And, as any cop, or school teacher, or single mother can attest, these trends quickly translate into trouble. As they grow up, the boys in these fatherless families are particularly prone to school failure, delinquency, and gang activity. Sociologists say it has to do with the difficulty of establishing a masculine identity when there is no father in the home. Another way of putting it is that father absence tends to create an attraction to distorted masculine ideologies. Consider that the Nazi rise to power took advantage of the fact that a whole generation of German fathers had been lost in the First World War. Fatherless boys and young men growing up in the twenties and early thirties would have had a natural attraction to the exaggerated masculine ideology and trappings of the Nazi party.
Masculine identity, of course, is something that Islam specializes in. Sooner or later all these fatherless boys are going to notice that there’s a lot of hyper-masculine activity going on down at the local mosque. If you are going to join a gang, why not join the biggest, most powerful “gang” in the world. So, in the absence of traditional families, America’s respectable birth rate may only translate into more potential converts to Islam. Islamic activists, who are very savvy about such things, will no doubt devise ways to capitalize on rising illegitimacy rates—maybe something along the lines of:
Send your boy to Shaheed Summer Camp. We’ll teach him discipline and give him a sense of purpose. Your boy will learn stealth infiltration, media intimidation, paramilitary maneuvers, and other exciting activities, all in a structured environment. Thanks to a generous donation from the Wahabbi Summer Camp Foundation we are able to offer free tuitions.
Meanwhile, many Christians seem to be caught up in a pre-9/11 time warp in which gender experimentation is still thought to be on the cutting edge of progress. Thus, at Catholic Seattle University last year the first week of Lent was “Transgender Awareness Week” featuring a “Criss-Cross Day.” Cross-dressing exercises are also not uncommon in religious classes for Christian middle-schoolers. On a more mundane level, Christian children tend to get their religious education mainly from women—many of whom are still stuck in the tell-me-about-your-feelings method of pedagogy. In other words, the Christian churches aren’t offering much that might appeal to a boy in search of his manhood.
But that’s OK. Apparently there’s nothing to worry about out there, nothing that might require a little masculine assertiveness. Another finding of the Georgetown study was that students were much more likely to favor cuts in military spending as a result of their college education. Arms are for hugging, after all. In the world view of the modern multicultural Christian there are no enemies out there, only people who haven’t yet realized how much we respect their diversity.
It may be that 76 percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians, but how many of those would be willing to take a stand against the Islamization of America? How many would even realize there is a threat? How many would understand that Islam requires the eventual subjugation of all other religions, and that resistance is therefore something of a Christian duty?
There are a lot of indications that the answer to both questions is “not many.” America has high rates of divorce, illegitimacy, and abortion. Popular entertainment is beginning to resemble the Roman circus, and sexual experimentation has become a national pastime. You would think that if the 76 percent were serious about their faith it would be reflected in the larger culture. Obviously, the numbers who are willing to resist the cultural tides must be fairly small. The question is, if American Christians can’t successfully resist abortion activists or the relatively small number of gay activists, and if they are unable to counter the steady sexualization of their children by the entertainment industry, how likely is it that they will be able to resist the efforts of dedicated and well-funded cultural jihadists—especially when those stealth jihadists know how to play on the typical American’s compulsive need to demonstrate his tolerance for differences?
In contrast to Europe, America has plenty of practicing Christians. It also has freer speech and a freer press. But not many of those Christians seem to feel a need to use their free speech rights to raise awareness about the threat from Islam. If Christian bookstores are any indication of their frame of mind, Christians seem more concerned about weight loss than loss of freedom. A remarkable number of Christian books are devoted to explaining God’s plan for you to shed your extra pounds—thus giving a whole new meaning to the term “Christianity Lite.” At the same time—once again, judging by the shelves full of books on the subject—God has plans for you to beef-up your finances, improve your marriage, and succeed in business. Islam, on the other hand, seems to be well down on the list of things that American Christians worry about.
I recently attended a seminar on the threat of cultural jihad sponsored by a large Jewish community center. The presentation contained some fairly scary information. Afterward, in the crowded foyer, I overheard a woman asking, of no one in particular, “Where are the Christians?” Answer: look for them on the treadmills in the gyms or in the diet aisles at Whole Foods. Well, not all of them, of course; a growing number of Christians and Christian leaders are waking up to the Islamic threat. Still, in regard to Islam, most Christians seem to be living in a comfortable dreamworld.
William Kilpatrick’s articles on Islam have appeared in Front Page Magazine, Jihad Watch, Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, World, and Investor’s Business Daily.