In the news tonight, I read that Saudi Arabia has declared there are to be no churches in its land, or in the Arabian peninsula.
The leading Islamic cleric in Saudi Arabia declared churches should be burned.
There is NO religious freedom in fully Islamic countries.
That must be because the Devil, or Satan, does not want any competition. After all, he is the “father of lies” (John 8:44).
Satan is also the author of false religions. False religions can be readily identified: they contradict the Bible, which is the only genuine written Word of God.
Islam is a false religion because it contradicts the Bible when it teaches that God has no son.
Even the Old Testament declares God has a son in the Second Psalm:
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
The New Testament very clearly teaches the same truth:
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Perhaps the most famous verse in the Bible, John 3:16, clearly declares that God has a Son.
Now let it be very clear: any religion that teaches contrary to what the Bible states is a false religion.
Islam denies God has a son.
Therefore, since Islam teaches contrary to what the Bible teaches, Islam must be a totally false religion.
The attitude those of the Islamic faith have to those of other faiths demonstrates that their faith is not true to what God’s Word teaches should be our attitude towards others.
The religion of Islam does not permit its followers to learn the truth from the Bible and believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. Muslims who convert to Christianity face the death penalty in Islamic countries.
So much for freedom of religion. Islamic nations do not believe in such basic human rights and freedoms.
On Judgment Day those who follow Islam, no matter how sincere, will learn the awful truth that they have followed the broad road that leads to destruction, not the narrow road that leads to life.
No wonder Jesus taught that there are few who are on the right road, the narrow road, for he said of eternal life, “few there be that find it.”
If you have not been reading and studying the Bible, chances are good that you too are on the wrong road.
The solution to that is obvious–start reading, studying, and believing the Bible.