This is something posted by permission of a very good friend of mine, Robby Entrekin. Robby is a man of God and one of the nicest people that I have ever had the privilege to know. He is the kind of man that makes you better just from knowing him…
Robby has a take on the Egyptian situation that I solemnly agree with – please read (and heed) this wise man’s words.
Don’t believe everything you hear, or see.
In 1996 I was in Israel on a study tour. One evening after I had been in Jerusalem for more than two days I called my dad after coming in for the night. He answered the phone and asked if I was alright first thing. I could sense the worry in his voice.
I told him I was fine and went on to start telling him about my day when he interrupted and said that he was watching CNN and that “they” were rioting in Jerusalem and cars were being turned over and burned. I pulled the phone over to the balcony and stretched the handset out and told him I was standing on the balcony looking out over Jerusalem and all was fine, no fires, no riots, nothing.
We live in an age when it is all too easy to just “swallow” whatever we are fed by the media. We are told in the Bible “To try the spirits”, it also says” Test all things; hold fast what is good” (I Thessalonians 5:21) “in other words we need to check on our own and weigh out things in the light of God’s word.
The ongoing recent events in Egypt may seem like a replay of early American Colonists against a overtaxing King, but I assure you this is not the fact. There is no Patrick Henry or Paul Revere with noble intentions standing among the crowds in the streets of Egypt. There is no Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin waiting to help pen the words … “All men are created equal.”
The fact is that Egypt is the only country in the Middle East that is at peace with Israel and where until recently Christians could assemble to worship without fear. That ended New Years when 21 Christians were killed by a bomb outside their church.
The riots which are being held in the streets of Egypt are backed by the Muslim Brotherhood and the resulting government (which will be in place if the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak’s government continues) will be one that is run by the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood has been working in Egypt for years. You may remember when Anwar-al-Sadat signed a peace treaty with Israel – it was the Muslim Brotherhood that led his assassination.
Today, a very complex financial network connects the operations of over seventy branches of the Muslim Brothers worldwide. During the Muslim Brothers’ seventy-plus years of existence, there have been cycles of growth, followed by divisions into factions, including clandestine financial networks, and violent jihad groups, such as al-Jihad and al-Gama’at al-Islamiyya in Egypt, HAMAS in Palestine and mujahedeen groups in Afghanistan.
Today on CNN I read the following “People brought food and beverages to share. Families stood together, with parents saying they came for their children. One group chanted “Down with Mubarak,” while others listened to patriotic music. A large sign held by multiple people read, “People demand removal of the regime.” It almost made me want to call my aunt Betsy and have her start sewing a new Egyptian flag for the soon to be swearing in of a new duly elected president. (Cough. Cough.)
The truth is that this is one more step by the Muslim Brotherhood in an attempt to bring down the Egyptian government.
The bible tells us that he who denies the Father and the Son has the spirit of antichrist. This is made clear in 1 John 2:22- “Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is the antichrist that denies the Father and the Son.”
So what does the Koran say, what does this religion of peace say about God the Father and the Son. Sura 19:88 says “They say: “(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!” 89 Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous!” The Koran goes on to say “He, Allah (God ) sires no offspring, nor is he anyone’s offspring.”
The above then from the Koran states that 1. God has no son and 2. That it is a “monstrous” thing for anyone to say he does. According to scripture this, the Muslim Faith, is the spirit of antichrist.
No it is not politically correct; no it will not set well with everyone. We must ask ourselves what we believe, do we believe the scriptures, and do we believe what Jesus said?
Christ said he was the Son of God, that God was his Father. The Bible records God himself speaking says “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased…”
Who do you believe???