Will Islam Conquer The West?

William Gairdner on the strength of Islam:

So we have two arbitrary systems vying for control of the West—the soft totalitarianism of secularism and the hard totalitarianism of Islam. Both are really forms of slavery… It may seem unthinkable that the West will ever submit to Islam, but many Western citizens are already in submission mode. Submission to their desires has put them in a bad spot. As a result, they are looking for something bigger to submit to—something outside and above their own fragile selves. Some have already turned to Islam. Many more will unless…

Unless, that is, there is a recovery of the Judeo-Christian belief that God is a God of love, justice, reason, and goodness—and that we are made in his image (a concept which does not exist in Islam). In the context of that vision, belief in human dignity and the rights of man is thoroughly justified…

In the end, the choice for the West is not between Islam and pluralistic secularism. A rootless secularism will almost certainly submit to Islam. The only real hope for the West is the recovery of the faith that once inspired Christians to build a beautiful church near Albert Park in West Didsbury, England.

Read more: http://www.williamgairdner.com/journal/2017/6/12/why-the-odds-favor-islam.html

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A Fundamental Change In The Form Of Christianity

Ruth of Boston; a story of the Massachusetts Bay colony (1910) (14566301968)

Pastor Matt Trewhella:

We are now seeing, in our day, the results of a Pietistic Christianity. Because the Pietists retreated from the culture, the institutions of the culture have been annexed and overtaken by pagan men. So thoroughly have they routed Christianity that their current mopping up efforts consist of not allowing Christmas to any longer be called “Christmas.” The Pietist, who has continually retreated for over 200 years, has now made his stand there in defense of Christmas, not realizing that it is his form of Christianity that has brought us to this point.

And this is my point – even if there was a great revival – there is no theological means within present day American Christianity whereby biblical morality could become public policy. There has to be a fundamental change in the form of Christianity in America in order to see it happen.

Read more: http://mercyseat.net/mscc/2012/03/17/the-destructive-influence-of-pietism-in-american-society/

See, Gracious God, Before Thy Throne

Mount Robson Park

See, gracious God, before Thy throne
Thy mourning people bend!
’Tis on Thy sovereign grace alone,
Our humble hopes depend.

Tremendous judgments from Thy hand,
Thy dreadful power display:
Yet mercy spares this guilty land,
And yet we live to pray.

Great God, and why this nation spare,
Ungrateful as we are?
O be these awful warnings heard,
While mercy cries, “Forebear.”

What numerous crimes increasing rise,
Where Satan shows his smile?
What land so favored of the skies,
And yet what land so vile?

How changed, alas! are truths divine,
For error, guilt and shame!
What impious numbers, bold in sin,
Disgrace the Christian name!

O bid us turn, almighty Lord,
By Thy resistless grace;
Then shall our hearts obey Thy word,
And humbly seek Thy face.

Then should insulting foes invade,
We shall not sink in fear;
Secure of never failing aid,
If God, our God, is near.

~Anne Steele, Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional 1760: On the Public Fast, Feb. 6, 1756, alt.

Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/s/e/e/seegrago.htm