Note: Read on to see a shocking video that blew my mind. May it open your eyes as well, because times are changing!
The year is 732 and massive Islamic hordes are at the threshold of Europe, closing in from the East in Turkey and from the West through Spain.
Spain was the last stand, and failure seemed imminent. Pope Gregory II was in a desperate state, and Europe with him. The military prowess and numberless horde that had been sweeping Spain seemed unstoppable. And so the pope begged Charles Martel, king of France, to save Europe. “The Hammer” accepted and gave a crushing and devastating blow to the Muslims in Southern France at the Battle of Tours (It should be said that myth has played into this story largely, and many argue that the Muslim hordes came to their natural end here, but nonetheless this battle was crucial).
Even with many questions surrounding this event, it is clear and unquestionable that this postponed the entrance and domination of Islam in Europe for well-over a millennia. Yet, here in our lifetimes, in less than fifty years, this will likely change.
Islam has historically been a militarily propelled religion, starting with Muhammad himself, who was a warrior with great ability and courage. But his self-made religion did not progress and succeed because of the power of the message, but because of the power of the sword he and his people wielded (unlike Paul’s claim in Romans 1:16). But Islam’s power did not overcome Europe. So a different tactic has been applied–and an deceivingly peaceful one at that–having kids, and lots of them. Read on and watch this incredible video!
I believe that it can truly be said that Islam has always been a religion that has grown through military strength and (especially more recently) population growth. There is little that is very attractive about the religion itself, simply because it advocates submission (what “Islam” means) as the chief end of man (and not delight in God’s love, like Christianity), and sets up invasive legalism (instead of Christian freedom and the pursuit of happiness in God, like Scripture teaches). Also, it degrades women to the level of sub-humans and conversely turns men into chauvinists, which is detestable and immoral. Islam is not simply a religion, as Americans think of religion, instead it is a culture, in and of itself. To be from a Muslim country implies one is a Muslim, and there is no way around it (somewhat similar to Catholicism in South America). And tolerance is not in their vocabulary, they will not stop until the world has “submitted”, literally, to its merciless blows. That is their agenda, but it will be thwarted (Isaiah 45:22-3).
I am no expert on the subject, in any way. But it doesn’t make our need for action any less pertinent and necessary. May it not cause us to fear, at the sight of such great odds, but to be “bold as a lion”, for such are “the righteous” (Prov. 28:1).