This false view of Islam has been spread all the more aggressively since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Muslim leaders in the United States and other Western nations had to push their efforts at hiding Islam's true nature into high gear, trying to counterbalance the impact that was made by the sight of Palestinians and other Muslims (some in this very nation) cheering and celebrating the destruction of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
"Et erat longe, mea quidem sentential, qui imperium credat esse gravius aut stabilius vi quod fit, quam illud quod amicitia adiungitur." ("A man is very wrong, at least in my opinion, who believes that power is stronger and more durable when imposed by force than when procured by friendship.") - Terence, The Brothers From a sociological standpoint, this is perhaps THE most widely propagated myth about Islam.
For decades, Islam has put across to Westerners a peaceful, loving front.
The Spirit of Truth was indeed guiding us into all Truth (John 16: 13), convicting us of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:8). We cannot over-emphasise Yahushua’s statement, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth,” Matt. First of all, the Pharisees’ accusations did not hold against Yahushua’s authoritative replies. 89, says, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday.
is not intended to be a source of any other information. 10:8 and 16-17 Daniel further recorded the sickening effect these revelations had upon him, “I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless . Our Elohim was verily fulfilling His promise of Eze. Secondly, a thorough study of the New Testament, together with a knowledge of how the Pharisees had brought in added burdens in Sabbath-observance, will clarify any argument. These traditional laws are still upheld by the Jews today and are commonly known to them as the “oral law”. When it eventually became available to them, because of the Reformation and the invention of the printing press, the supreme authority of the Scriptures was contested. he said he “fainted and was sick for days.” In Dan. The Spirit was truly declaring to us our transgression and our sin (Micah 3:8). When the time of His trial had come, they were no longer attempting to raise this accusation against Him, which had been proven false by Him. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” During the many centuries of the Dark Middle Ages the ordinary people had no access to the Scriptures.Unfortunately, many theologically liberal and compromising people in most of the mainline Christian denominations have gone right along with these attempts at whitewashing Islam's image, either out of blind ignorance or unthinking sympathy for Mohammed's religion.Even in many traditionally conservative Protestant churches, pastors have invited false teachers from Islam to present that religion to their congregants, and the image given is invariably that of a peaceful, loving, tender-hearted faith whose members are absolutely appalled at the violence committed by "a few fringe radicals".