The Biblical view of multiculturalism

    On September 20, 2015 Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press, asked Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson if Islam was consistent with the constitution.
     Dr. Carson replied that Islam was not consistent with the constitution and he wouldn’t advocate a Muslim being president of the United States.
     Fellow presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said Dr. Carson should apologize for his statements.
     Several Islamic groups immediately voiced their opinion that Dr. Carson should remove himself from candidacy.
     The Bible has much to say about multiculturalism.
     The Bible stresses that Israel was/is God’s chosen nation.  As such God revealed His laws and statutes to Israel.
     It began with the fledgling nation of Israel preparing to enter and possess the land of Canaan.  God provided explicit instructions concerning the existing occupants of the land Israel was about to possess.
     “You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their works; but you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars.”  Exodus 23:24
     The occupants were to be completely overthrown (destroyed, ruined) and all semblance of their religion was to be ‘broken down.’
     “You shall make no covenant (treaty, contract) with them, nor with their gods.  They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me.  For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare (trap) to you.”  Exodus 23:32-33
    And when God’s law was delivered to the Israelites He told them their new law was also to govern any subsequent aliens in the land.
     “You shall have the same law for the stranger (alien, foreigner, visitor) and for one from your own country, for I am the LORD your God.”  Leviticus 24:22
     God acknowledged that one day in the future the nation of Israel would want a king to rule over them.  God described the future king He Himself would choose.
     “…you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses…you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother…Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law…and he shall read it all the days of his life…”  Deuteronomy 17:15, 18-19
     And then, recall Paul’s words in the New Testament written 1,500 years after God delivered His immutable laws and statutes to Israel.
     “Now all these things happened to them (Israelites) as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.  Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”  1 Corinthians 10:11-12
     Now with that bit of history, let’s address the present issue of Islam in American politics and the constitution.  The best way to understand Islam is to listen to what they say.
     The parent organization for the majority of Islamic activities in the United States is the Muslim Brotherhood.  Their agenda is straight forward and transparent.
     The following statement was made by the founder of CAIR, the same organization that is demanding Dr. Ben Carson remove himself from being a candidate for president.
     “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant.  The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”
     Below is another example of the Islamic agenda:
     “The Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood’s name for itself) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within…”
     Several questions arise:
·        Why is Christianity the most persecuted religion in America?
·        What would be the chances of a Christian becoming the Supreme Leader of an Islamic nation?
·        What might happen in America if an Islamist was president armed with a pen and telephone?
     Everyone should use their freedom to consult their Bible and Islamic literature and then decide if Dr. Carson’s words were out of line or if Lindsey Graham should apologize for his naiveté.
     Multiculturalism and political correctness present far more dangerous threats to America than the unfounded fear of global warming.
     What in the ‘world’ are we thinking?
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