I received the e-mail below and got to wondering if we were asked the same question “Can Christians be good South Africans?”
CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS?
This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:
Theologically – no.. Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia .
Religiously – no… Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam. (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)
Scripturally – no… Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
Geographically – no.. Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially – no… Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Politically – no…. Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.
Domestically – no… Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him. (Quran 4:34 )
Intellectually – no.. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically – no… Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually – no… Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99 excellent names.
They obviously cannot be both ‘good’ Muslims and ‘good’ Americans.
If we are generalised in the same way as Muslims I think many of us would fall short of being Godly and walking in the fruit of the Spirit. We sing “My Beloved is mine and I am His and His banner over me is love” but when we are in a situation where we need to portray His nature and His character our ‘old’ nature is more evident than the new. Many Believers are only evident on Sundays and their behaviour is anything but exemplary Monday to Saturday.
Come on fellow Believers, lets stand up for what we believe and be the examples we are called to be in every aspect of our lives! Let’s be imitators of Christ and what He should be to the world!