Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Currently, the adversary prowls through the streets posing a grave threat not only to America but also to the world. This faceless coward has embedded himself within the walls of a religion, Islam. The politically correct Mafioso would have society believe that terrorists have hijacked and perverted a peaceful religion, but do not be deceived for deception is at the core of Islam's foundation. The teachings of Islam are disingenuous, discriminatory, and frequently callous. By mixing some of the revealed truths of Christianity with fabrications and falsities, the Great Deceiver has accomplished his ultimate deception. This deception has oppressed millions of peace-loving Muslims who are victims of an inescapable environment full of malice and deceit. An obedient Muslim is obligated to imitate the life of his beloved "prophet" Muhammad. A brief synopsis of the prophet's deeds reveals the true origin of his revelations.
Muhammad proclaimed, "I will instill terror into the hearts of the Infidels, strike off their heads then, and strike off from them every fingertip" (Koran 8.13-17). The prophet was not hesitant about practicing his own ideology. Abu Afak was a 120-year-old man who was brutally murdered on the request of the prophet. What was Abu's crime? He merely questioned the credibility of Muhammad's self-proclaimed authority. The most malicious of Muhammad's atrocities was the massacre of the Qurayza. On the order of the prophet, more than 600 men were decapitated, and their wives and children were forced into a life of slavery. There are numerous examples of terrorist acts performed by or on the order of the prophet. Saint Gregory Palamas said, "It is true that Muhammad started from the east and came to the west, as the sun travels from east to west. Nevertheless he came with war, knives, pillaging, forced enslavement, murders, and acts that are not from the good God but instigated by the chief manslayer, the devil". How do these actions and teachings of Muhammad affect modern civilization?
Islam divides the world into two distinct sects, the lands governed by Islamic law and the lands that are destined to submit to Islamic law through war and persuasion. America is an example of the latter. The sole objective of the Islamic terrorists is to establish a one world government ruled by Islamic law. Currently, the world is being exposed to horrific crimes in hopes of being compelled to submit to Islam. If enough blood is shed, the politicians, who view religion as nothing more than a glorified country club, will call for citizens to prevent further bloodshed by converting to Islam. Muhammad used the same fear tactics when conquering and "converting" villages and towns. Why is America being subjected to this evil? How can the nation defeat this implacable foe?
By growing cold in love and rejecting God's law, America has provided malignant forces with an open invitation to bring about the country's demise. Returning to God is the country's only alternative to destruction. Saint James the Brother of our Lord wrote:
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up (James 4:7-10).
America, you must resist the devil by abolishing abortion, euthanasia, sexual deviancy, pornography, and every other form of decadence that fills this land. Only then will the Deceiver's terror be engulfed by the eternal light of Christ's love.
Zechariah Winter is a college student from Nashville, Tennessee. He attends St. John the Wonderworker Bulgarian Orthodox Church.