Today’s news headlines included one saying the leaders of the Muslim world want to get with the Pope on finding areas of agreement-- as long as we don’t wage war on them, oppress them, yadda yadda yadda.
Two little points about that.
One, it’s kind of the old “have you stopped beating your wife?” thing. Real Christians don’t start wars. But we do defend when attacked, and to fail to do so would be sinful because it would be irresponsible and cowardly. However, they seem to have forgotten 9/11, and the fact that only the Quran expressly commands war against one’s enemies (the NT does not). There are many proofs of Islamic war, oppression, etc. against Christians wherever Islam is dominant. So for them to even say this is to be in utter denial of their own religion’s bloodstained hands. And they live under the great delusion that the US government’s actions have anything at all to do with Biblical Christianity.
Two, they think the Pope represents Christianity. Not true at all. That religion’s teachings use Biblical terminology but that’s where the resemblance ends. I can see many parallels between their teachings and those of Mormonism for example, another religion claiming to be Christian. But the Pope is all too eager to
assimilate meld with the Muslim world, not for “peace”, but for control. Islam is brutal, but Roman Catholicism is very sneaky and politically powerful worldwide.
At any rate, I really don’t care what they do. I am a member of that group which is quickly becoming the scapegoat and common enemy of them both, because I believe there is only one God, YHWH, one Savior, Jesus, and one Resurrection. The prophetic days are here, and soon the persecution will begin. Any who turn to Jesus when the New World Religion is formally organized will be executed, mostly likely by beheading as the Bible tells us. And who better to do that particular job than Muslims?