Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

The Middle East: Ancient History Part 4, Worldly Perspective

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

This is the eleventh in a series of essays examining the Middle East situationCounter-Cut from a Biblical perspective.

In the previous posts we examined the importance of accurately understanding ancient history. We have seen the dual nature of that conflict: Spiritual as well as worldly. In the last two essays we examined the spiritual conflict in depth.

In this essay we will examine the conflict from the world’s perspective. From the worldly perspective, the Middle East conflict has two fundamental root causes:

o   Squatters’ rights
o   Family feuds.

Let us examine each briefly. Read more…

The Middle East: Ancient History Part 1, Background

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

This is the ninth in a series of essays examining the Middle East situation from a Biblical perspective.Counter-Cut

Every fall people flock to corn mazes and hay mazes that spring up throughout the countryside.  Famers create these mazes by cutting labyrinthine paths in corn that stands taller than a man, or by constructing labyrinthine walls of hay bales higher than a man.

Upon entering the maze no one can see where they have been, where they are, or where they’re going.  Navigating one’s way out of such mazes is challenging and time-consuming.  While in these mazes, do we know where we are?  Kind of, but not really.

However, if we had an accurate map of the maze and an accurate record of where we’ve been, we could know exactlywhere we are and where we’re going.  We could even plan and reliably follow a route to get out of the maze.

It is the same with history.  If we want to know what the future might hold – though we cannot see the future clearly – it is necessary to know where we started, where we’ve been, and where we are.  We can then make some reasonable projections of the future based on that knowledge.  However, the more accurately and the farther out into the future we wish to make our projections, the farther back in time we must look to maintain reasonable accuracy of prediction. Read more…

Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl

October 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-Cut“Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl?  …never heard of him!  Who is he?”
“He is a 27 year old POW in Afghanistan.  He has been held captive by the Taliban for over 4 years now.” Read more…

Cancelled Ticket to Paradise?

June 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutA great motivator for young  Muslim jihadists is the certain prospect of 70 virgins awaiting them in Paradise if they die in the cause of jihad. Here is a great American idea on how to remove that motivation.  Now, that could be chilling to the Islamic terror movement. Brilliant, simply brilliant! Read, smile, and pray.


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The Islamic Trojan Horse

April 29, 2013 1 comment

Counter-CutLaughter is good for the soul.  Our news would be hilarious if it weren’t so painfully true!

Incidents of social insanity have reached epidemic proportions to the point where it’s impossible to keep up with them.  They are literally consuming and destroying our society.  Some examples of our social insanity follow:

Everyone knows the story and outcome of the Trojan Horse incident. Read more…

Messages: Jihad

April 18, 2013 Leave a comment

This is the first post of a series.  The posts form a single coherent unit intended to be read in its entirety.  The series consists of the following individual inspirations received under similar circumstances over a period of years:

This poem describes a Muslim terrorist preparing to attack the infidels.  Little did I realize at the time that a mere three months later Muslim terrorists would destroy the World Trade Center towers and the tragedy of 9-11 would be forever seared into America’s memory. Read more…

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Support Pastor Saeed

March 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutPastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen, was sentenced a month ago to eight years of imprisonment in Iran’s infamous Evin Prison because he failed to recant his Christian beliefs.  (He had already been imprisoned by Iranian authorities for 4 months prior to his trial and “conviction.”)  At first the Obama Administration ignored the matter entirely, but of late has made several demands for his release.

It is said that no one leaves Evin Prison alive, and for the past month no one had been able to contact him or find out if he was still alive.  Please pray for Pastor Saeed.  You may also choose to join the campaign for his release and sign the petition at

A letter has recently been received from Pastor Saeed.

In this letter he recounts his torture and failing health.  But he has not recanted his faith and closes his letter with the following words of worship and prayer:

It is during these harsh conditions, that I deeply need God’s Saving Grace so that I can be the fragrant scent of Christ in the dark house of Evin prison. I have often seen the Shining Morning Star in the darkness of this prison and I have seen His amazing and supernatural works. Oh, how beautiful is seeing the light of the Shining Morning Star of Christ in such evil darkness.


  • See your golden opportunities in pressures and difficulties.
  • See the Shining Morning Star in the dark times of your life.

I Love Him! He is Gracious, Merciful, and Righteous to me. I now know that I have not been forgotten and that we are together in this path. God gives me Grace.

This is my message for the Church: Stay Strong for His Glory. He will come back soon! Be with God and give your best efforts for His kingdom.

Pastor Saeed, servant of Jesus Christ in chains for endurance of Gospel. I love you all. 

Could we all be such faithful followers of Christ Jesus! May we never fail to give glory to Jesus!
Please pray for Pastor Saeed.
Please consider joining the ACLJ’s campaign for Pastor Saeed’s release.  Sign the petition at

Progress is being made.  Let’s keep up the pressure. Read more…

British Cabbies

February 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutThe following joke is making the rounds of the internet via email:

A devout Arab Muslim entered a black cab in London. He curtly asked the cabbie to turn off the radio because as decreed by his religious teaching, he must not listen to music because in the time of the prophet there was no music, especially Western music which is the music of the infidel.

The cab driver politely switched off the radio, stopped the cab and opened the door. The Arab Muslim asked him, “What are you doing? “

The cabbie answered, “In the time of the prophet there were no taxis, so piss off and wait for a camel!”

The following incident, however, is no joke: It is an example of a real problem in a modern western secular society trying to coexist with a religion which teaches that infidels (non-Muslims) are inferior to Muslims and subject to Muslim rules and laws.

Muslim cab driver refused service to a British family carrying an unopened bottle of wine to dinner because alcohol consumption conflicts with Islamic teaching.  Fortunately British sensibility prevailed the the cab driver was quickly fired.

All is not as it looks!


The Middle East: History

January 21, 2013 1 comment

Counter-CutThis is the seventh in a series of essays examining the Middle East situation from a Biblical perspective.

Biblical History

In the beginning the LORD God [1] created the Heavens and the Earth.

Therefore He owns the Heavens and the Earth and everything in them:  The stars, seas and everything in them, mountains and lands and everything in them, all wild and domestic animals, and all cities and all people.

For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.  I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine. (Psa 50:10-11)

Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.  (Eze 18:4)

As owner He has the right and the authority to do whatever He chooses to do with His possessions.  As Creator He has the power to implement His will.  Nothing and no one can stop Him from doing so. Read more…

The Promised Land – A Parable

January 17, 2013 Leave a comment

PomegraniteThis is the sixth in a series of essays examining the Middle East situation from a Biblical perspective.

A gardener owned some land. It was dry and full of rocks and thistles. In it he built a garden. He cut down and burned the thistles, removed the rocks and used them to make a fence around the garden to keep out predators. Then he planted many pomegranate, coriander, and honeysuckle; watered them; and protected and tended them day in, day out. He hired gardeners to tend the garden, and showed them exactly how to protect and care for the garden. The garden brought forth many beautiful fragrant flowers and gave much pleasure to the gardener. Read more…