Bin Laden's Error


Terrorist Osama Bin Laden issued a statement immediately following the Global Coalition's retaliatory response to the cowardly attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 in which he is believed to have been instrumental.

In that media release he made several statements that really need a closer look at. He gave glory to "God" for bringing FEAR to America. Now, you need to realise that when the founder of Islam, (the prophet Mohamed) fashioned its belief structures in about 600 AD, he did so by recognising and validating both the Old and New Testaments contained in the compilation book we know as the Holy Bible. He certified both its authenticity and divine inspiration.

Islam is actually older than Mohamed, it delves back into pagan antiquity, but that's another story that I may address at another time. Given that Mohamed recognised the Christian Bible as the Word of God and indeed both Christians and Jews as: "People Of The Book", Osama Bin Laden's claim that God has brought fear to America and those who support her is frankly untenable and absurd.

The Bible clearly states that God is "NOT the author of confusion, [or literally disturbance] but the author of peace". (1Cor 14:33) "NOT the giver of fear (or literally dread) but of Love and Power and a Sound Mind". (2 Timothy 1:7) The same Bible Mohamed [the founder of Islam] recognises as God Almighty's Word also states quite emphatically that "God Is Love" (1 John 4:8) and that "there is no fear in love but perfect love casts out all fear because fear has torment". (1 John 4:18). Perfect love in its incarnate manifestation according to the Bible is Jesus Christ. Therefore the god who brought fear upon the people of America was NOT the God of the Bible at all, and most definitely NOT the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Osama Bin Laden's god is none other than Satan - FACT! Now I didn't say Satan is Islam's god, I said he is Bin Laden's God!

Sadly there has been a lot of senseless hysteria and unwarranted vilification associated with this whole uprising of evil. Innocent people who have chosen the Moslem persuasion have been caught up in the furore as some racially motivated bigots have sought to target them for reprisal in the wake of Bin Laden's stand. The truth is Osama Bin Laden no more represents fundamental Islamic faith than the Crusaders of the twelfth century [1096 to 1291] represented fundamental Christian faith.

The hard truth is this - Those of the Islamic faith who choose to side with Osama Bin Laden need to realise that they are in fact crossing the line from light to darkness in doing so. The "Allah" Osama Bin Laden serves is NOT the Creator, but the deceiver.

Now having said this, we as believers should be seizing this opportunity, not to ostracise those who have been raised according to Islamic tradition and practice, but to love them and share with them the REAL hope and deliverance that ONLY comes in Jesus Christ. Moslems deny Jesus is the Messiah - they are wrong! And now is the time to tell them.

When it comes to the point of salvation, the Judeo-Christian ethic and Bin Laden's version of Islam are irreconcilable, but that's not to say that God doesn't love those who follow other religions - HE DOES! It's not His will that any should perish but that all would come to salvation - but that salvation is ONLY available in Jesus Christ.

We all need to realise that Osama Bin Laden is not a Moslem - he's a Monster. He is a cowardly, hate filled fanatic and his beliefs are satanic in origin despite the "god" rhetoric. Time will show that to be the case. In the meantime, we as believers should be praying for the lost and the searching - as history comes to a close.

Osama Bin Laden said that America would never know peace until Palestine knows peace, again he's right. But that will only happen when the Prince of Peace - JESUS CHRIST returns - and not before - something a few well meaning "Christian" church leaders and Peace activists obviously need to be reminded of.