The article appears below the following Scripture and Scripture references, and brief comments;
I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.
Job 12:4 — King James Version
Further reading, (homework on your own) see:
Matthew 10:22; 19:29
Luke 6:22, 27, 35; 21:17
John 15:19; 17:14
Romans 14:19; 12:20
1 Corinthians 1:28; 4:13
2 Corinthians 4:11,17
1 Thessalonians 5:15
1 John 3:13
Proverbs 12:20; 25:21
What is occurring with greater frequency worldwide is a glaring sign of the times — the last of the last days — if only people would see and know such a thing. I pray all those coming here do. This will only increase. Greater persecutions, trials, suffering and tribulations for the sake of the name of Jesus Christ, and being one of His, a true disciple is going to bring about such, if we are genuinely walking the walk, talking the talk, being the “salt of the earth” (preserving and flavoring our speech, our life with the Word of God) and being “a light unto the world.” We will suffer some of what Christ suffered, but not even close to what He actually did endure and suffer FOR OUR SAKE — for our sins.
“Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.”
Deuteronomy 32:35 — English Standard Version
For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
Hebrews 10:30 — English Standard Version
Marks of the True Christian
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:9-21 — English Standard Version
We are only seeing and enduring the time of sorrows unfolding and to come in which much greater suffering, persecutions, trials and tribulations will be rampant everywhere. There are myriad articles on this website already revealing the grave and awful events that have taken place, and are taking place regularly in various places around this world to followers of Jesus Christ the Lord and King. While being threatened with bodily harm, unless one kisses the feet of an Islamist, is certainly degrading, humiliating and outright disdain and mockery of one who has faith in Jesus, or is of the Jewish faith, many — MANY — have and are enduring much worse. Such as beheadings, being burned alive, having their homes burned, their churches closed, being arrested and thrown into jail and on and on it goes and swells and increases. Spreading. Evil is spreading its poison and tentacles everywhere in its last gasp attempts to remove Jesus and God from the minds of the people of this world and to inflict great harm on the devoted, true disciples of Jesus Christ the Lord.
Evil loses in the end.
I read the book and know the outcome.
Endure dear ones. In patience and perseverance. In hope and increasing faith. Fight the good fight. Be the salt of this earth and a light unto the world enduring whatever may come for our faith and living such for Jesus’ sake.
ACP — A Crooked Path
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
“Kiss My Feet!” — Islam’s Demand of Jews and Christians
Why does one find the same Muslim behavior in regions that differ widely in both time and space?
October 4, 2019
By Raymond Ibrahim
Reprinted from: FrontPageMag.com
Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Few things are as reliably consistent as Muslim behavior—particularly the sort we are regularly assured has “nothing to do with Islam.” Otherwise, why does one find the same “disquieting” behavior in regions that widely differ in both time and space?
Consider this new report:
A 12-year-old Jewish student was forced to kneel down and kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate, while a five-year-old boy was allegedly called a “Jewish cockroach” and repeatedly hounded in the school toilets by his young classmates.…
The older boy’s act of kissing another student’s shoes, under threat of being swarmed by several other boys, was filmed, photographed and shared on social media [image above]….
One of the boys who watched on was later suspended for five days for assaulting the Jewish student in the school locker room.
What caught my eye was this foot kissing business: I’ve been reading The Adventures of Thomas Pellow, an Englishman (d.1747) who wrote of his experiences as a slave in Morocco; and only last night I came across a reference to European slaves being compelled to kiss their Muslim master’s feet.
Sultan Muley Ismail—who enforced sharia and regularly prayed—went one step further: Slaves were required to “pull off their shoes, put on a particular habit they have to denote a slave, and when they approach him fall down and kiss the ground at his horse’s feet.” Those not conforming to such abject behavior—the “lucky” ones—instantly lost their heads; the rest were slowly tortured in ways that beggar belief.
Surely (it may be protested) this is a mere reflection of premodern Oriental despotism, with no special connection to Islam—certainly not to what the aforementioned Jewish boy was compelled to do?
Unfortunately, the parallels go above and beyond feet kissing. For example, just as the Muslim persecution of Christians is one of the worst (though unmentioned) human rights tragedy of the modern era, so too does it permeate Pellow’s narrative. As he and other chained English slaves were marched to the sultan, “We were met and surrounded by vast crowds” of Muslims, “offering us the most vile insults, and they could scarcely be restrained from knocking us on the head.”
As the Muslim mob beat them, to the acquiescence of the guards herding them, they were “calling on us Caffer Billa Oarasole, which signified in English that we were ‘Hereticks,’ and knew neither God nor Mahomet.” (More literally, kuffar bi-Allah wa rasoulahu, “rejecters of Allah and his messenger.”)
One of the sultan’s sons pressured Pellow to convert to Islam. At first, the Muslim prince tried to bribe him, so that, “if I would [embrace Islam], I should have a very fine horse to ride on, and I should live like one of his best esteemed friends.” When, day after day, Pellow continued to decline the “invitation” to Islam—he “was thoroughly resolved not to renounce my Christian faith, be the consequences what it would”—the frustrated Muslim emir declared, “Then, prepare yourself for such torture as shall be inflicted on you, and the nature of your obstinacy deserves.” Thereafter Pellow was imprisoned and savagely tormented—with whip, iron, and fire—for months.
Aside from the obvious hate, forced conversion, and slaughter that Christian minorities regularly experience today throughout the Muslim world—see my “Muslim Persecution of Christians” reports which I’ve been compiling every month since July 2011—one need look no further than to the otherwise limited Australian vista for another recent parallel.
A couple weeks before the Jewish student’s abuse, James Michael Waugh, 28, an Australian convert to Islam was arrested for making posts saying, “I’m going to kill every single one of you dog polytheist c—…. [E]very coward dog church in Canberra…. I’ve bought a scimitar and intend to cut their heads off in my front yard as reprisal.”
Pellow and other European slaves in Africa were regularly called “Christian dogs”—including before they were decapitated by scimitars. This characterization of subhuman “infidels” as animals remains a fixture of today, and for the same reason. Indeed, another persecuted Jewish pupil in Australia, aged 5, was called a “Jewish cockroach.”
One can go on and on: just as the modern Australian convert to Islam instantly became a hater of Christians, so too did many “renegades”—that is, Europeans inclined to criminality who apostatized to Islam—exhibit extreme hate for and terrorized their former coreligionists along the coasts of Europe, as Pellow’s and other accounts makes clear.
Such is the great irony: even in the minutest of details, and whether in word or deed, the negative behavior that Muslims exhibit today has a long and unwavering paper trail, one that crosses centuries and continents.
The only difference—the only discontinuity—between now and then is how the West responds. The Australian school where the Jewish boys were abused would not admit that an ideological factor motivated their persecutors. As for the Australian convert to Islam turned Christian-hater, he has “since been diagnosed with a delusional disorder.”
The disconnect is evident in other ways: whereas Muslims have long forced non-Muslims under their power to kiss their feet, both figuratively and literally, today the man who holds an office that for centuries spearheaded Europe’s staunch resistance to Islam—the Catholic pope—willingly prostrates himself before and kisses Muslim feet.
Note: For many more examples of continuity between past and present Muslim behavior, see author’s book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, which CAIR did everything it could to prevent the U.S. Army War College from learning about.