On this site, we often speak out about the atrocities perpetrated by people within organizations such as ISIS and al Qaeda. It’s important to understand that we’re against the acts, beliefs, and practices of these groups of Muslims and not the Muslim faith itself.
There is a kinship between Christians, Jews, and Muslims despite centuries of fighting between the groups. The roots of all three faiths go back to Abraham. From there, the stories begin to go in different directions, but the root is there. As believers in Yeshua as our Lord and Savior, it is our duty to help spread His Gospel to all of the world, including Muslims.
Our only protection is the Armor of God. Our only weapon is the Word of God. Many of us pray daily for blessings, protections, justice, and other things, but the majority only pray for those within our own faith. It’s important to also pray for and help those who are misguided to believe in the lies of Islam whether they are extremists or terrorists across the world or our neighbors and coworkers.
The power that comes from causing others to fear is the most powerful weapon that the forces of evil have. In the Middle East as well as the Muslim-heavy lands in Asia, Africa, and Europe, there are millions of Muslims who hold their faith because of fear. In many cases, if they do not profess to be Muslim, they will be punished tremendously. Some are even killed. We cannot sit back in our cozy little houses and pray over a nice dinner while condemning those of the Muslim faith.
ISIS is our enemy. The Iranian government is our enemy. The people in Syria, Iraq, and Iran are not generally our enemies. They are the ones that need to hear the Gospel just as much as any other human on the planet. If anything, they need to hear it more.
As you pray tonight, try to include a prayer for those who would face persecution for having a Bible in their presence, let alone to worship our Lord. Most of us are not going through the same turmoils in our lives that are equal to those faced in other places around the world.