When God Hears the Cry of Ishmael

By Francis Frangipane

We've been discussing God's heart and purpose toward the Muslim peoples. For the sake of new readers, I believe the attack of 9/11, at the highest levels, was allowed by God to incite a multi-tiered war effort against the spirit of terrorism that exists in Islam. For those who think Islam is a peaceful religion, remember that during the century following Mohammed's death, Islam spread primarily by Jihad: Muslim armies swept through and conquered the Middle East, North Africa, Spain, Portugal, and much of the Mediterranean World. Islam spread holding a sword and the threat of death upon its captives; Christianity spread as men and women, following the redemptive pattern set by Jesus, gave their lives for others. Plainly, Allah is not the same God who inspired Jesus Christ.

Additionally, besides the spirit of terrorism in Islam, there is also a spirit of lust. Consider: according to the Koran, Paradise supposedly has 72 virgins waiting for the young Muslim suicide bomber who dies in Jihad. Additionally, Muslim men can have up to four wives while Muslim women can have only one husband. It is not hard to imagine where such "inspiration" comes from: it is earthly, carnal and demonic.

The Muslim World Shall Hear the Gospel, Part 2

By Francis Frangipane

The Coming Harvest
Christ's resurrection from the dead had just occurred and Jesus' disciples were already questioning Him concerning the Second Coming. "Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?" they asked. From the beginning, Jesus' disciples have always been anxious concerning His return. Thus, Jesus answered, "It is not for you to know times or epochs . . . but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth" (Acts 1:6-8).

Is Jesus saying that we shouldn't want to know the details of the time of the end? No. But there is a right time to know the times and that is after the gospel has legitimately been lived and proclaimed worldwide, even to the "remotest part of the earth." Until that worldwide outreach is fulfilled, much discussion about the Second Coming can almost become a religious diversion from the real task at hand, which is winning the lost.

The Muslim World Shall Hear the Gospel, Part 1

By Francis Frangipane

Hardly a day passes when I do not receive via email, newsletter or postal carrier a warning concerning Islam. The most common fear has to do with the apparent homogenization of religions in America. We know our President is a sincere Christian, but why are Muslims having dinner with him at the White House? Christians are concerned that the glorious atonement of Jesus Christ will be compromised and a false unity arise, one that sacrifices truth on the altar of tolerance.

I, too, grieved as I watched network television and heard mullahs praying to Allah at memorials. I was especially offended that, while America was still reeling from the atrocities committed by radical Muslims, so called moderate Muslims manipulated our conciliatory invitations, and then brazenly "witnessed" for Mohammed in public meetings. I knew that behind the eyes of "sympathetic" Muslim clerics was a vision of an Islamic America.