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Monday, December 1, 2014

Demonizing Religion– Part 3 A Lesson from Islam

Before you proceed to read this post, please read parts 1 and 2 first. These posts are a supplement to Chapter 8 of “The Spirit Universe” by Pastor Jerry Jochem.

The reason that I am using Islam as an example of a demonizing religion is not out of prejudice or hatred for Muslims, rather it is because Islam has proven itself to be  one of the most demonizing religions that has ever existed, both in terms of contemporary radicalization and  historically as well. As I write this post I want to make sure that you understand my position.
First, I do not believe that all Muslims are demonized just because they believe in Allah or that Mohammad was a prophet. In fact, I think that the vast majority of Muslims abhor and fear the kinds of cruel, and barbaric behavior displayed by their demonized fellow believers. It is my considered opinion though, that you cannot separate the evil works of the religious from the religion that sponsors it. In other words, you can not declare that Islam is innocent when it justifies the use of evil behavior in order to spread its influence, especially when those behaviors involve the destruction of those who do not believe that Allah is God.

I plan to show you how the demonic inspired Mohammad to include doctrines in Islam that clearly prescribe demonic behavior from those who follow Islam with a passion.  In my last post, I stated that you could evaluate a religion by looking at its founder, the method that was used to establish it, and the spiritual seeds it plants in believers. So lets take a brief look at Islam to see what we can find out about each of these components. This post is a quick review so I will insert links to other websites that get into the topic more comprehensively.

The Founder:
Mohammad was the founder of Islam. The information which follows was taken from a source over thirty years old.  If you look for modern day information you will find websites that either sanitize the reputation of Mohammad by writing about him as a virtuous holy man (see this link or here.), or you will find sites that describe him as a monster.  I strongly suspect that the truth lays somewhere between these two extremes.

There are a few things that we know about Mohammad which are historically correct. First, he was orphaned at the age of 6 when his mother died and then raised by his paternal grandfather until his grandfather died when Mohammad was 8 years old. Custody was transferred to his paternal uncle. I believe the lack of a stable family life had a deep impact on Mohammed and instilled in him a desire to have constancy, something he lacked in his childhood.
 Second, he was a powerful leader to such an extent that by the end of his life he had thousands of followers and had established Islam as a major religion.
Thirdly, he supported himself and his family by attacking and raiding the rich caravans from Mecca, so he was a thief who stole from the rich in his culture.
Fourthly, he had a strong propensity for violence and aggression. For example, he fought several battles (i.e. the Battle of Mecca) in which many were killed. He also attacked the last of the Jewish tribes in Median known as the Banu Qurayza in a bloodthirsty genocide in which 800 people were beheaded by Mohammad because they refused to convert to his religion. This love of violence is important to understand the demonic seed planted in the Quran. It is not out of accident that the sword is part of the flag of Islamic nations. For more detailed information concerning Mohammad’s violent character see   
this link.
One final thought about Mohammad that is unique to this blog is that he was a hypersensitive, that is, someone who was extremely sensitive to the spiritual universe and had been influenced by the forces and powers of the spirit universe from early childhood.  Some of his childhood experiences that are generally considered to be myths may have a ring of truth to them. For more information see this link.

The Method:
 Tradition has it that Mohammad retreated to a local cave to meditate, and while in this state of meditation a luminous spirit appeared to him, identified itself as the Archangel Gabriel, told Mohammad that he was a prophet, and began to dictate a series of theological doctrines that later became the Quran. This basic description raises a lot of red flags for those familiar with the operation of demonic spirits in spiritualism and I would like to discuss them as follows:
First, unsupervised meditative states that produce psychological disassociation are extremely dangerous for a hypersensitive because they promote the development of a psychic receptive personality fragment. (For more detailed information about this personality disorder, please see my book). One of the characteristics of this induced personality fragment is that while it is extremely hypersensitive, it does not discern between demons and other spirits. That means that it can easily become a victim of  a type AL spirit who can take control of the hypersensitive for its own demonic purpose – to create and propagate false religion.

Second, Angels of God serve as His messengers, but they are not theologians and do not prescribe religious doctrine. Never in either the Old or New testaments will you find an angel promoting theological doctrines of religion. In the Old Testament, God established Judaism through Moses and the prophets. In the New Testament, God spoke through Jesus and the Apostles.  In either case, angels were not involved and there is a good reason for this.  Angels do not truly understand salvation (See 1 Peter 1:12) and as a result, they can not create doctrines of salvation that are valid, especially if they present a doctrine which does not declare Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation for all men.  Any supernatural being that comes to establish a religion which bypasses Christ is a demonic spirit intent on deceiving and misleading men.

The Seed:
 Many of the commands given in the Quran would be beneficial to society as a whole. However, the demonic seed planted in the Quran commands and justifies horrible acts of violence. In fact, there are over 100 commands in the Quran which require Muslims to act violently toward unbelievers and others who disagree with the Quran itself. For a more detailed analysis of the demonic seed implanted in the Quran and quoted directly form the Quran, see this link.
Admittedly there are similar statements in the Old Testament that  are commands of violence, but these statements differ in two critical ways:
  1. The commands for violence in the Old Testament are focused on a limited group of tribes that were sworn enemies of Israel and would have wiped Israel out of existence.  The commands for violence in the Quran are open ended and apply to anyone who does not believe in Allah or the Quran.
  2. The commands for violence in the Old Testament are specifically structured to apply to the time of warfare. No one in their right minds would take these commands and apply them to anyone today. So the Old Testament commands are historical accounts rather than present day imperatives The commands for violence in the Quran are easily applied not only to the present but also to the future.
The most important effect of these commands for violence against non-believers in the Quran, is that they open the spiritual door to demonic influence if not possession. Since the commands accomplish the goals of the Kingdom of Darkness, they draw Muslims, who may already have a psychological  problem with violence, into a most destructive and inhuman spiritual condition – they truly become like the devil and take pride in their condition. So Islam provides at least 100 ways a person can become demonized simply by believing what the Quran says.

The Actions:  Take a look at what the Quran identifies as acceptable and permissible attitudes and  behaviors for a Muslim who is passionate about following its commands:
      Quran (8:55) - Surely the vilest of animals in Allah's  sight are those who disbelieve
Quran (48:29) - Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves
Quran (9:30) - And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah... Allah (Himself) fights against them. How perverse are they!
Quran (8:12) - I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them
Quran (9:123) - O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness
Quran (5:33) - The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement
Keeping in mind what Jesus said about the works of the Devil: He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature,for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44), can there be any question that the above commands in the Quran represent the intent of the Kingdom of Darkness and the will of the Devil? When these actions are brought into reality by applying them to the people of the world, and particularly to Christians who choose to believe in Christ, then the doorway to the demonic is opened, and people suffer and die to the delight of the demonized militant Muslim who is so deceived that he believes his horrendous actions fulfill the desires of God.

In my next post, I am going to discuss some of the solutions to the problem of demonization in Islam from both the Christian and Muslim perspective.  In these last few posts, I have expressed some rather strong personal opinions about Islam and I would invite any comments you might have concerning some of my conclusions. Please be aware that any threats, attacks, or negative emotional outbreaks will not be published so don’t bother to post them.

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