Recently ABC’s Q & A had Muslim Yassmin Abdel-Magied
The conversation became quite heated with Magied defending Sharia law and proclaiming how much freedom women have within the Islamic faith. Hmmmm.
Interestingly Muslims are holding their 2017 Australian Islamic Peace Conference (AIPC) March 11-12 in Melbourne. Now, this is interesting because one of the flyers distributed has the faces of the women who will be speaking blackened out. Another has the photos of the male speakers but not the photos or names of the women speakers. Why?
There are over fifty Islamic nations in the UN’s Organization of Islamic Cooperation; http://www.oic-oci.org/states/?lan=en. One of the member Islamic states is Iran. How do women fare in Iran under Sharia? In fact go through the entire list and be honest, which of these OIC countries would offer a woman the freedom Yassmin has in Australia?
Why does a woman have more freedom in Australia and the USA? It is mainly because they were both established on the Scriptures of Christianity. In Australia and the USA both men and women have freedom not known to women in Sharia compliant countries .
Sadly, freedoms are being stifled in Australia and other Western nations due to the immigration of those from Islamic countries. For instance the Q Society recently held a dinner at Victoria Univesity. When those who disagree with the stand of the Q Society they had the freedom to protest, which they did. What was it about the Q Society that was so distasteful that they had to protest? “The Q Society’s platform opposes Islamic immigration and halal certification.” http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/victoria-university-apologises-for-hosting-q-society-fundraiser/8266646?pfmredir=sm
Even “Inside the building, a strong police presence patrolled downstairs, while guests upstairs had their ID checked and were issued with wristbands before entering.” So opposing Islamic immigration and halal certification is worthy of a protest?!
Well, the Q Society is such a threat that “Victoria University staff and students have lodged a letter of protest with vice-chancellor Professor Peter Dawkins, saying the society goes against the university’s values of openness, and of welcoming students from all backgrounds.’ Of course ‘Professor Dawkins apologised to staff and students on Monday, saying the university regretted “inadvertently” taking the Q Society’s booking.’ He said ‘”Victoria University is a proudly diverse and multicultural institution,”‘ but that diverseness does NOT seem to include the Q Society! Is there a bit of hypocrisy here?
So, to conclude this post, Yassmin has her liberty as a woman because she lives in Australia which was founded on Christianity and not one of the OIC countries! MAY HER AND OUR FREEDOM CONTINUE!
Psalm 139:14 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
Believe it or not, the ‘Satanic Temple, a liberal anti-Christian group that self-proclaims to represent “compassion and empathy,” is offering hugs and kisses in exchange for donations that fund two pro-abortion lawsuits filed against the State of Missouri, the International Business Times reports.’
‘The Satanic Temple, a Salem, Massachusetts-based organization led by Lucien Greaves, is suing to overturn a Missouri law that requires a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion where a woman can view an ultrasound of her unborn baby and hear the fetal heartbeat; the Satanist group
also is challenging a law ensuring women receiving literature that states life begins at conception, the report continues.
‘“They violate our belief in the inviolability of one’s body,” said the Satanic Temple.’ http://www.lifenews.com/2017/02/10/satantic-temple-celebrates-valentines-day-with-hugs-and-kisses-for-satan-fundraiser-for-abortion/
From the picture above one has to admit that (1) these “women” probably wouldn’t make the best mother anyway and (2) what sober clear thinking man would get them pregnant? However, that isn’t the point to this post.
The main point being that there is something unique about humans! What is it? For one thing humans are made in the image of their Creator. Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
The Non-conformist Matthew Henry states “That man was made in God’s image and after his likeness, two words to express the same thing and making each other the more expressive; image and likeness denote the likest image, the nearest resemblance of any of the visible creatures. Man was not made in the likeness of any creature that went before him, but in the likeness of his Creator; yet still between God and man there is an infinite distance. Christ only is the express image of God’s person, as the Son of his Father, having the same nature. It is only some of God’s honour that is put upon man, who is God’s image only as the shadow in the glass, or the king’s impress upon the coin. God’s image upon man consists in these three things:–” Those three things are (1) “In his nature and constitution, not those of his body (for God has not a body), but those of his soul. This honour indeed God has put upon the body of man, that the Word was made flesh, the Son of God was clothed with a body like ours and will shortly clothe ours with a glory like that of his.” (2) “In his place and authority: Let us make man in our image, and let him have dominion. As he has the government of the inferior creatures, he is, as it were, God’s representative, or viceroy, upon earth…” (3) “In his purity and rectitude. God’s image upon man consists in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, Eph 4:24; Col 3:10.”
However, something occurred in Genesis Chapter Three when man disobeyed his Maker and the result as Mathew Henry says is “…this image of God upon man (is) defaced! How small are the remains of it, and how great the ruins of it!”
The Good News is that through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ one may be delivered “…from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins…” Acts 26: 18.
- “Unfortunately, the West has rejected the idea of solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East, prioritizing diplomacy based on oil interests and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Thus, the United States, Britain, and France have largely ignored the persecutions of the Christians of Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and Sudan, while rushing to save the oil-rich Muslim states of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait…” — Hannibal Travis, Professor of Law, 2006.
- Indigenous Christians in Iraq and Syria have not only been exposed to genocide at the hands of the Islamic State and other Islamist groups, but also their applications for immigration to Western countries have been put on the back-burner by, shamefully but not surprisingly, the UN.
- When one brings up the issue of Western states taking in Muslim migrants from Syria and Iraq without vetting them for jihadist ties, while leaving behind the Christian and Yazidi victims of jihadists, one is accused of being “bigoted” or “racist”. But the real bigotry is abandoning the persecuted and benign Middle Eastern Christians and Yazidis, the main victims of the ongoing genocides in Syria and Iraq.
- The German government is also rejecting applications for asylum of Christian refugees and deporting them unfairly, according to a German pastor.
- Nearly a third of the respondents said that most of the discrimination and violence came mostly from refugee camp guards of Muslim descent.
- It is high time that not only the U.S. but all other Western governments finally saw that the Christians in the Middle East are them.” https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9888/persecuted-christians
Here is an illustration of the above. Have you ever heard of the plight of Asia Bibi? Probably not as she is a Christian living in a Muslim nation.
- “While working as a farm laborer on a hot day, Asia Bibi was told to fetch water. When she returned, Muslim coworkers refused to drink from the water, saying it was
unclean because a Christian had touched it.
- Six years later, Asia Bibi still has not been executed. Instead, sick, isolated, and regularly beaten by both prison guards and Muslim inmates, she has evidently been left to rot to death.
- Every time any Western organization calls for her release, Pakistani Muslims threaten to take Sharia law into their own hands. One mosque prayer leader has even offered $6000 to anyone who kills her — a strong incentive, since many in Pakistan would probably kill her for free.
- According to Islamic law, the word of a Christian is not valid against the word of a Muslim. Accusations of blasphemy against Christians by Muslims routinely result in the Christians being imprisoned, beaten, and sometimes killed — in some cases even without evidence. Pakistan does not require proof of a crime, only allegations — often made for extraneous reasons, and totally unfounded.” https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6224/islamist-justice-pakistan
“The issues which today confront the nation are clearly defined and so fundamental as to directly involve the very survival of the Republic. Are we going to preserve the religious base to our origin, our growth and our progress, or yield to the devious assaults of atheistic or other anti-religious forces? Are we going to maintain our present course toward State Socialism with Communism just beyond or reverse the present trend and regain our hold upon our heritage of liberty and freedom?”
“Charles Spurgeon was the premier English preacher in the late 1800s, known as the ‘Prince of Preachers.’ He statement, ‘Of two evils, choose neither’ has been widely quoted by preachers, politicians, and pundits during this political season. However, Spurgeon’s actual quote from The Salt Cellars: A Collection of Proverbs & Quaint Sayingshas nothing to do with voting. It relates to when a Christian is faced with a choice of obvious sins such as lying or stealing–he is to choose neither.
A statement made by Michael Marcavage is often attributed to Spurgeon in an attempt to trash Trump. Marcavage said, “Christians must turn from the endless cycle of voting for the lesser of evils and expecting an unrighteous act to produce a righteous result. From a communist to a cultist, choosing the lesser of two evils is still evil, and never should we do evil that good may come.” The attribution to Spurgeon is used to thump Trump.
Spurgeon declared in his sermon Particular Election: ‘Let us, whenever we shall have the opportunity of using the right of voting, use it as in the sight of Almighty God, knowing that for everything we shall be brought into account, and for that amongst the rest, seeing that we are entrusted with it. And let us remember that we are our own governors, to a great degree, and that if at the next election we should choose wrong governors we shall have nobody to blame but ourselves, however wrongly they may afterwards act, unless we exercise all prudence and prayer to Almighty God to direct our hearts to a right choice in this matter. May God so help us, and may the result be for his glory, however unexpected that result may be to any of us!’
He also said, ‘Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.’ All men have at times lusted but is a wife to be nonchalant, noncommittal, and nonresistant if her husband watches porn every night? Both are evil, but one is less odious than the other is. No, all sins do not carry the same penalty and are not rated equally offensive. As Spurgeon suggested, discernment is required to differentiate between options–the difference between right and wrong and the difference between wrong and very wrong–ergo, Trump or Clinton!
At the 9/11 terrorist attack, people in the burning Twin Towers had a choice between being burned alive or jumping out the windows. More than 200 people jumped to their deaths. They found themselves in a position where no decision was the “right” decision but had to make a decision. They had to make a choice and they each chose the most preferable one although each decision produced a horrible death. They considered one death less offensive than the other.
John Barber wrote, ‘Imagine our two families are miles from land in a sinking boat. Suddenly, out of the mist, come two boats to save us. One is captained by an adulterer; the other is captained by a thief. Which boat will you get into? You say, ‘Neither one. I’m waiting for the evangelical boat which is captained by a devout Christian who will end abortion.’ I say, ‘You’re kidding, right?’ You reply, ‘Both these guys are reprobates and I’m not going to choose between two evils.’”
“There are no other sane options so which captain do you permit to save you? Of course, you prefer to give your business to a born again, anti-abortionist, conservative, constitutionalist, free enterprise, King James Bible quoting, creationist captain who homeschools his kids and tithes to his local Bible-preaching church. But you don’t have that option and it really doesn’t matter since you are going to drown or be devoured by hungry sharks. You choose the boat that appears to be stronger, safer, and swifter and believe that the character of the captain is irrelevant at this time. However, his ability, his availability, and his agreement to save you are very relevant.
Matt Barber of Barbwire.com wrote, ‘These are perilous times, and we’ve got difficult choices to make. When we’re sinking, sometimes God sends us a boat with a reprobate at the helm. He has a history of doing quite a lot with reprobates.’ That He does.
Many Christians and Conservatives demand perfection but perfection doesn’t exist. Many profess to be principled people who demand a “whole loaf” insisting on getting everythingthey want instead of something. The “half-loafers” see the big picture and are willing to accept small victories always keeping their eyes on their goal. One good example is the Homosexual Lobby. Look where they were only 20 years ago and today they are in the catbird seat. They had one failure after another punctuated occasionally with small victories until they won. Now they have convinced the American people that a hormone-infused teenage boy has the right to ogle nude young girls in bathrooms, shower rooms, etc., and those of us who disagree are brutes, bigots, and bullies! The homosexual crowd accepted less than what they wanted until they got what they wanted.
As a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, I did not always get what I wanted. I never voted for evil but I had to make decisions: a full loaf or half a loaf.
I ask the Never Trumpers and the critics of ‘the lesser of two evil’ principle what a legislator should do when confronted with voting for an imperfect abortion bill as happened in North Carolina.
In the NC legislature, a bill was before the Joint Finance Committee of the House and Senate dealing with abortion funding for poor women. A famous Pro-life leader came to town and convinced the pro-life crowd that they should go for the whole loaf; after all, it was the right thing to do. No abortions. The alternative to the bill was to add an exception for the life of the mother and fetal deformity. The problem was that about 100 babies would be killed if they had a known deformity in the womb. A long-time friend of mine was a full-time lobbyist for the Christian school movement in the state and had the authority to speak for them and the pro-life people. He and another preacher decided to go with the ‘whole loaf’ people who didn’t want any babies killed. They decided that the “lesser of two evils” is still evil.
Senator Harris was manager of the bill and asked my friend and the local pastor in private, ‘Is this what you want me to do? I’ll do whatever you say.’ They told him ‘No exceptions.’ My friend knew they had the votes to pass the bill with the two exceptions that would greatly limit abortions. The Senator followed their admonition and the vote was taken and they lost bigtime. My friend said, ‘I was standing against the concrete wall inside the room and I was sick inside. We had just sounded the death knell for 8,000 babies through tax-funded abortions. I have never gotten over that. We clearly had the power of life and death in our tongues when we talked with Senator Harris. In order to save 100 babies, we sacrificed 8,000 babies.’ I wept when he told me that.
The Christian lobbyist said he can still hear the Senator, a godly Baptist deacon ask, ‘Is this what you want me to do?’ My friend said, ‘It still haunts me to this day.’
He told me, “We tried to respect the position of Christians who would not go the route of the lesser of two evils. We were such nerds! It was the stupidest thing I ever did in my whole life! So, I’ve got a tumor in my soul when it comes to deciding ‘the lesser of two evils.’ I have to be patient with Christians who struggle to escape the ‘lesser of two evils’ dilemma. But there is no escaping it. When that’s what it is, that’s what it is.’ God never promised all our decisions would be easy.
Most people don’t understand that in every election we must choose between the lesser of two evils since no two candidates are equally principled. Our choice is not usually between an openly vile person and a virtuous person who loses his temper at times but between people who in totality are at different places on the general moral spectrum.
I don’t like Trump but I will vote for him even though I’m not sure he is trustworthy; however, I know I can trust Hillary to do what she has always done and she has the cash and consultants if not the character and charisma to actually win the presidency! She will continue America’s slide onto the garbage heap of history so I’ll go with the ‘lesser of two evils’ or ‘half-loaf’ since the other loaf is wormy, worthless, and wicked.” http://donboys.cstnews.com/trump-and-the-fallacy-of-the-lessor-of-two-evils