Christian Orthodoxy Will Save The Muslim World

photo-1465328610639-388f315eb31bAfter watching this video where a Muslim converts to Christianity, and an exhilarating discussion on Twitter yesterday with a Catholic and a fellow Anglican (I myself am Anglican and part of an Anglican Church of North America church), I’ve come to a conclusion–well, rather, a hypothesis:

Christian orthodoxy will save the world.

Specifically, the Muslim world.

What Islam has going for it is a relatively organized system: several holy books (the Koran, the Sira, and the Hadith), the life of a figure regarded as ideal or holy (Muhammad) for study, and decrees (fatwas) issued for clarification of Muslim law (Sharia) by figures in a central authority (mufti).

If that doesn’t sound like Christian orthodoxy gone horribly wrong, I don’t know what does.

We have our holy books (the Bible and occasionally the Apocrypha), the life of a figure regarded as ideal or holy (Jesus) for study, and decrees issued for clarification of Christian doctrine and practice by figures in a central authority (the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury, or, in the case of the ACNA, Archbishop Foley Beach).

While Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, and Episcopalians disagree on the doctrines issues raised by the Reformation (Martin Luther really did a number on the Church, both for good and for bad) and social issues (mostly regarding sexuality), all of these bring some semblance of order to unstructured Christianity. Nondenominational churches will most likely never be palatable to an orthodox Muslim who has converted, because of the disorganized nature of things and the continual disagreement between denominations as to how far to go with post-Reformation theology.

Please note that in the former paragraph, I used the word ‘palatable’ not to mean that we change Christianity to suit Islam–conversion without the radical heart change introduced by the Holy Spirit is not conversion!–but that we welcome Muslims into the body of Christ not just through conversion, but also baptism and the other Sacraments into our holy fellowship.

In other words, we invite them into Christ’s Church, but we also give them the structure necessary for former Muslims to have the grounding and satisfaction that comes from hundreds of years of Christian orthodoxy–the Sacraments, the succession of bishops, all of it.

Now how do we implement this? I’m not sure, but I think it might be happening already. I do know that Anglicanism is already spreading throughout Africa and that we have missions organizations. I imagine the Catholic Church does too. If we are already there, then shifting to the Middle East shouldn’t be so hard to do. The only thing I would add to traditional missions work is including weapons training, so that new Christians can protect themselves. If a Muslim gives their life to Christ only to be murdered the next day, what has the Church gained?

The United States government, as it is now, cannot be trusted to protect Middle Eastern Christians–they bring in Muslims almost exclusively. Whether Europe can be trusted is doubtful as well. Christians are going to have to do this by ourselves–but this is probably as it should be. Orthodox Christians need to have the backbone of the Crusaders, so that we–Christ through us–can save the world.

Article has been edited for clarification.

How America Can Easily Screen Islamic ‘Refugees’

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The problem with President Obama’s Syrian refugee plans is that there is no effective way to screen them. The FBI said that there isn’t any way to screen them for terror ties.

I came up with a way. You might not like it. Continue reading “How America Can Easily Screen Islamic ‘Refugees’”

The Truth About the Gay Nightclub Massacre In Orlando, Florida

“Islam has a violence problem. It’s not a religion of peace. It needs to be reformed now or we’re gonna see many more tragedies like last night in Orlando, Florida.” – Paul Joseph Watson

The Left is already trying to spin this as a gun control issue. This is not a gun control issue. If you take the guns out of citizens’ hands, the criminals who do not respect the laws are the only ones (besides the police) who will have the guns. Police could not have stopped this. The FBI might have been able to–apparently the attacker was on an FBI watch list–but for whatever reason this did not happen.

Before your say, ‘well, any religious extremists are bad,’ stop. Name me five Christians who have committed massacres in the past year.

Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Still can’t find them? That’s because they don’t exist.

Muslims are individuals.  We passionately believe that no Muslim should be harmed, harassedstereotyped or treated any differently anywhere in the world solely on account of their status as a Muslim.

As an ideology, Islam is not necessarily entitled to equal respect and acceptance.  Ideas do not carry equal moral weight.  The feelings or number of those who believe does not make the idea true or good. Bad ideas can and should be challenged before they produce bad consequences

Islam is not simply a belief about God.  Islam is a word that means submission.  Islam is a set of rules that define a social hierarchy in which Muslims submit to Allah, women submit to men and all non-Muslims submit to Islamic rule.

Since we don’t live in a Muslim country – where censorship, intimidation and brute force are shamelessly employed to protect Islam from intellectual analysis – we are still free to openly exercise our right to debate the merits of the Islamic value system against Western Liberalism.

The political correctness must stop now. The narrative must not be changed.

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“Mass murderer Omar Mateen is a Muslim and registered Democrat. Now watch Obama and Democrats blame Republicans and guns.”

Compare this strong response with a sample of Hillary Clinton’s weak tweets this morning:

Immediately she is flipping the script to say gun control is the answer. It is not.

Hillary wants to take guns out of the hands of citizens so more can be murdered.

If any of these people had been carrying a gun, this might have been avoided. Instead we have fifty people, dead.

By voting for Clinton, you agree that it’s acceptable to take the guns out of citizens’ hands and continue allowing U.S. citizens to be murdered.

Christian Genocide: We Are Being Duped

American Christians don’t like to talk about our brethren overseas being slaughtered. This is because we would have to talk about who is doing the slaughtering, and it’s not politically correct to point the finger.

I found an interesting video today.

It’s clear that I have a lot of studying to do.