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Friday, April 17, 2009

Where Did Allah Come From?

Muslims worship a god by the name of Allah. They also give him ninety-nine other names. The question that naturally arises is who or what is this Allah? Where did the Muslims derive their ideas of Allah's nature and attributes?

Historical Source of Islam

Historians, linguists, and archeologists have dug into this question for over a century. Various archeological digs in Arabia and throughout the Middle East have uncovered the answer: Islam is a modern version of the ancient fertility religion of the moon god. Once this is grasped, the rise and history of Islam becomes clear.

The Arab conquests were made possible because the central powers in the Middle East had exhausted themselves in wars against each other. They were not able to fight off wave after wave of Arab armies which subdued entire nations with merciless slaughter, rape and plunder.

Conquering Armies

The Arabs destroyed some of the wonders of the ancient world such as the world famous library in Alexandria, Egypt, They destroyed many ancient churches and synagogues. Anthropologists have recorded how the Arabs destroyed the cultural heritage of any nation which fell under their sword.

Who were these Arabs? They obviously were not Christians because they destroyed churches and murdered priests wherever they went. Obviously, they were not Jews because they persecuted Jews without pity. This is seen today in their hatred of Israel and the many wars and acts of terrorism waged against Jews throughout the world.

If the Arab hordes which swept over the ancient world were not Christians or Jews, then what were they? They were pagans who worshipped a pagan god called Allah and followed pagan rites which were practiced in Arabia long before the religion of Islam evolved.

Islam Denies the Trinity

These facts of history reveal that Islam does not worship the same God worshipped by Christians. Why?

Christians worship one God in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. But Islam denies the Holy Trinity and worships a different deity called Allah who is not a Father and who has no son.

Since the religion found in the Bible teaches the Trinity, then it does not take a Ph.D. to see that Islam did not come from the Bible. Thus it is not the religion of the biblical prophets, apostles or Jesus.

Pagan Origins

Islam's origins have been traced back by scholars to the ancient fertility religion of the worship of the moon god which was always the dominant religion of Arabia. The moon god was worshipped by praying toward Mecca several times a day, making an annual pilgrimage to the Kabah which was a temple of the moon god, running around the Kabah seven times, caressing an idol of a black stone set in the wall of the Kabah, running between two hills, making animal sacrifices, gathering on Fridays for prayers, giving alms to the poor, etc.. These were pagan rites practiced by the Arabs long before Muhammad was born.

The Crescent Moon

What religion today practices the pagan rites of the moon god? Islam! This explains why the crescent moon is the symbol of Islam. It is placed on top of mosques and minarets and displayed on hats, flags, rugs, amulets and even jewelry. Every time you see the Muslim symbol of a crescent moon, you are seeing the ancient symbol of the moon god.

Denial Not a Refuge

Does the average Muslim know that he is worshipping a moon god? No. Does he know why the crescent moon symbol sits on top of his mosque? No. Is he shocked and perhaps angered at these facts of history? Yes. But can mere denial or angry threats refute the fact that Islam is nothing more than a modern version of the ancient religion of the moon god Allah? No. The average Muslim has been kept in the dark by the Mullahs and Imams who would lose their power if the truth ever got out.

Why is Gay Marriage So Wrong?

Is same-sex marriage simply allowing another kind of couple to have the same benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex couples? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. In God’s social system, obedience creates benefits; sin causes problems.

First of all, hetero-couples don’t need any help having children. Homo-couples need opposite sex donors. And if a doctor declines to help because of his faith he might be sued for “discrimination.”

Or, if the homo-couple decides to adopt, woe to any adoption agency that refuses to accommodate them. In Massachusetts, where same-sex marriages are legal, an adoption agency was told by the state that they must place children with homo-couples who were “married.” After a lengthy battle, they decided they would quit the adoption business altogether. Now, legitimate hetero-couples in Massachusetts no longer can get adoption help from this agency.

Two years ago, the Vatican banned Catholic agencies from placing children with homo-couples. San Francisco city council responded with a resolution condemning the church’s teaching as “hateful and discriminatory” showing “insensitivity and ignorance.” Catholic leaders countered with a suit that the resolution violated the Constitution’s prohibition of government hostility toward religion. That case is currently before the 9th Circuit court.

In the business world, a Christian photographer in New Mexico was fined for refusing to photograph a lesbian “commitment ceremony.” In Texas, a gardener was sued by a homosexual for refusing to do business with him. A printer in Canada was fined for refusing to print a job for a homosexual organization.

Ministries are also under attack. In Canada, Christian Horizons, a ministry to the developmentally disabled, was fined $23,000 for firing a female employee who was having an affair with another woman. Publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson are currently being sued by a homosexual. He claims that the bibles that they sell, which call homosexuality a sin, have caused him “emotional pain and mental instability.”

Pastor Harry Jackson, of Hope Christian Church in College Park, Maryland sees a move by homosexuals to pressure all Christian churches to “change the foundational beliefs,” and ordain openly gay ministers. Presbyterians, Lutherans, and Anglicans have already given in and ordained homosexuals causing a major rift in their denominations.

Their next goal is evangelicals. “Be prepared for things to get rough,” says Jackson. His church, along with T.D. Jakes’ Potter’s House, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, Willow Creek, and Saddleback, have all been visited by radical homosexual activists SoulForce and Equality Riders. So far the dialog and visits have been civil but these groups have demonstrated a willingness to even be arrested for disruptive behavior.

“Be prepared for things to get rough,”

As you can see, legalizing same-sex marriage has far greater implications than just joining two people in “holy matrimony.” The bottom line here is the fact that these people want to make it illegal to say that their behavior is sinful.

They are very skillful in using the media and the law to advance their agenda. Jackson says that education and religion are their next battlegrounds. California and other states already have laws forcing favorable teaching of “alternate lifestyles.” An elementary school in Pennsylvania has been forced to explain to their third graders why a fellow boy student now comes in girl’s clothing and is called by a girl’s name.

Unfortunately, even some “Bible believers” disagree with God that this “alternate lifestyle” is an abomination. But we have to believe that there are enough “decent people” left who will rise up in indignation if they only knew the truth: homo-marriage makes big problems for society.