I pray that this work is a blessing and that everything I write is of God. My story is not important only his is. I write this as a witness to what I have learned, with the hope that it helps even just one, but hopefully many. ~Amen
I grew up in Middle America, 3rd generation American, from Irish decent. My family was Catholic, but not overly religious, mostly only during holidays. As I grew older witnessing the sins of the church, I began to question who God was. I could not understand that all you needed to do was believe in Christ, repent to a priest, do your penance and then you would be forgiven. I began to study about other religions and got even more confused. There are so many different beliefs, and I ended up just giving up. When I was 20 I met a Muslim man and was drawn to Islam. I found it refreshing to find people that had no doubt that the Quran was the word of God, while I was full of doubt about the Bible.
I was easy prey. My childhood made me the perfect victim for the cause of Islam. The goal of Islam is to increase the religion by any means necessary. Part of their war on Christianity is to marry and convert women of the book, and have many children so that Islam can one day dominate the world by population. They look for weak girls that do not have a close relationship with their families, and girls that grew up without a father, and they put themselves into the role of parenting them. At first it appears nice and makes you feel like someone really loves you and cares for you, but that is just part of the mental war that places the girl under their control. They don’t think you should associate with any non believers and tell you that you have to distance yourself from your family because they don’t want them to corrupt you. Further isolating you and keeping you dependant upon them.
We were married for 9 years, and had two son’s together, and my life was miserable. Men and women were always kept separate, so when my husband had friends over, I had to stay in my room or kitchen. I was timed whenever I left the house and had become a caged bird by my own choice. After I had my son things became much worse. I guess he thought he owned me then. I am not going to get into details, but he became abusive, verbally and physically, and I woke up. I wanted out and started planning my escape, then found out I was pregnant with my second son. I had no job, no car, and nowhere to go. I was stuck. I continued on with my miserable life, but with the hope of escaping.
We were struggling financially and I was able to talk him into letting me go to college and getting a part time job. During that time I was able to get housing assistance, got my own place, left him, and waited for him to come and kill me. I cannot tell you how many times this man told me he would kill me, and would even explain how he would do it and how he wouldn’t get caught. He followed me for years threatening me and even had the FBI after him. They were never able to make a strong enough case against him though. It was a rough time. I kept a gun under my pillow every night for years. I moved several times and finally moved out of state 6 years ago, never leaving behind a forwarding address. For years now I have lived without him finding me, but I still find myself looking over my shoulder.
I have struggled to raise my children on my own, and have worked hard for everything we have. I was angry with God for allowing me to go through all of that and just couldn’t understand his plans for me. Now I know God has always been there with me and for me, I just wasn’t listening. One day I was thinking about Jesus and who he was, and I did a side by side comparison of Jesus and of Mohammad and was amazed at how they were the complete opposite of each other. I studied end time prophecies of Islam and Christianity and realized that they are the mirror opposite of each other as well. Then I started studying history and my mind was opened.
Islam began in the 7th century, surrounded by an Arab pagan religion that was a mix of polytheism, (the belief or worship of more than one God) Christianity, Judaism and Iranian religions. The God Allah, was around way before Islam and enveloped into the Pagan worship of that time. Mohammed’s dad was even named Abdullah, which means the slave of Allah. When Muslims pray, no matter where they are in the world they face the Kabba and the black stone. Do a search on the black stone, and you will see what I’m talking about. They all pray exactly the same way chanting the same thing and move the same way. Matthew 6:7 Says not use use vain repetitions, as the heathen do. One of Allah’s 99 names is the deceiver.
According to the Quran, Allah is the “best of deceivers”. The phrase is often translated into English as “best of planners, schemers, or plotters” but the true meaning of the root Arabic word (makr) means “deception.”
Quran 3:54—And they (the unbelievers) planned to deceive, and Allah planned to deceive (the unbelievers), and Allah is the best of deceivers.
Quran 7:99—Are they then safe from Allah’s deception?
Quran 8:30—And (remember) when the unbelievers plotted deception against you (O Muhammad), to imprison you, or kill you, or expel you. They plotted deception, but Allah also plotted deception; and Allah is the best of deceivers.
While the Bible declares that Satan deceives many, and is the father of lies. Islam even permits lying to deceive unbelievers. It is called Al-Taqiyya meaning deception, concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies. The Quran in a variety of verses (Surah 2:225, 3:28, 3:54, 9:3, 16:106, 40.28 and 66.2) establishes the religious legitimacy of breaking oaths, (hudna) lying, unilaterally violating treaties, and generally scheming against non-mulims. Mohammad even declared, as justification for murdering unarmed prisoners, that “war is deceit” (Hadith Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 269). The practice of hudna came into play. Hudna translated means a calm or truce struck between warring nations. A tactical truce that was used by Mohammad himself, the Hudaybiyya Accord was a 10 year peace treaty signed between Mohammad’s tribe and the tribes of the Quraysh. He had warred with the Quraysh and continued to fail. Eighteen months after the treaty was signed and everyone was at peace Mohammad and his tribe attacked the Quraysh tribes slaughtering them and took over Mecca. The Oslo Accords are another example of this. God speaks much about lying and liars in the Bible. Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
The Quran denies that Jesus (Yeshua) is the son of God. For Allah is above having a son (Surah 4:171, and 5:75) While 1John (KJV) 2:22 states that who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son, and 1John 4 (KJV) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world, Also John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Thank God I found the truth and I will never say that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. It is just not possible. God worked in me and opened my eyes. I began studying Biblical archeology and if you have never researched that, I would highly recommend it. The odds between archeological finds and Bible prophecy being fulfilled prove the Bible’s authenticity. Some translations are off, but we have Strong’s concordance to help us through. The Bible tells the wonderful story of redemption and salvation. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
One day I was sitting alone thinking that I had never read the whole Bible. I have always been an avid reader, and was ashamed that I had not read it all. I had just trusted what others taught me most of my life without checking to see if it was true. I had read most of the New Testament but had never really paid much attention to the Old Testament, I mean as far as I knew it had been done away with. What I have come to learn on my journey is staggering. The great deception has been going on for quite a long time. Have you ever wondered about all the different denominations arguing over many things in the Bible? The Sabbath day? Do the Feast days of the Lord have any significance for Christians? Passover or Easter? Day of Preparation and 3 days and 3 nights, or a Friday Crucifixion? Was Jesus really born on or around Christmas? Why do we call him Jesus when his name is Yeshua? Why are appointed times talked about so much in the Bible? Over a period of time I will be writing on these things and what I have learned.
The Bible says many are called, but few are chosen. I hope to be one of the chosen.
Matthew 7:14 KJV Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at.