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“COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP!”

Sometime in late February, 2015, a SWAT team surrounded a home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where some Christians were known to live. A large man from a government agency, dressed in black body armor, placed a megaphone to his lips and spoke with a Middle Eastern accent.

“I AM A GOVERNMENT AGENT! COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP! YOU ARE UNDER ARREST! YOU ARE COMPLETELY SURROUNDED! YOU CANNOT ESCAPE!”

There was a pause. A sniper, looking through his high power lens, saw a slight movement inside the house. He took aim as a woman cautiously pulled back a handful of a window curtain to see something that amazed and horrified her. The Christian woman saw that she was surrounded. There were blue lights outside her home and a large van. Overhead she could hear the whirl of a helicopter. Armed men were out to arrest her. High power weapons were aimed at every window and door. Then, the voice on the megaphone sounded again.

“THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING! COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP! YOU HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ASSOCIATION WITH KNOWN PEOPLE ON THE GOVERNMENT’S WATCHLIST!

WE HAVE A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST BASED ON EVENTS DATED NOVEMBER 27, 1095 IN CONNECTION WITH POPE URBAN II!

KEEP YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR! DO NOT WEILD A GUN, A KNIFE, OR A SWORD! COME OUT THE FRONT DOOR! MOVE DOWN THE SIDEWALK SLOWLY! DO IT NOW!”

The Christian lady inside the house, with her three children, could not believe her ears. She was being accused of participating in an event that happened 920 years ago! What in the world was going on? Who would have authorized this seize?

Then, the Christian lady had a chilling thought. The President of the United States had sanctioned this. The Christian lady remembered the news report. She had recently watched a prayer breakfast, which the President had attended, where he made some incredible remarks. On February 5, 2015, the President of the United States had dared to imply there was a moral equivalence between Christians and the Islamic murdering terrorist of the 21st century who are beheading people, drowning infidels, raping women, and bashing open the heads of babies by swinging their little bodies so that they hit the side of a building.

Said President Obama,

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history,” he told the group, speaking of the tension between the compassionate and murderous acts religion can inspire. “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

The message was cheered by Muslims, and embraced by atheistic, agnostics, Liberals, and a compliant news media. “Christians are morally no better than blood thirsty Muslims who kill in the name of their god, Allah.”

Even though Christians today are not beheading their enemies, nor killing homosexuals, nor wielding knives, or setting off bombs to destroy or inflict pain and suffering on unsuspecting men, women, and children, there is still a moral equivalent because, after all, Christians do read a book called the Bible.

What does it matter that the Bible tells about Jesus who instructed His followers to love their enemies, and to do good to those who hurt them? All that does not matter. Christians are evil. Christians are suspects. Christians are to be rounded up and either silenced, imprisoned, or slaughtered in every form possible.

Having grown up a Muslim, the President of the United States is known to be sympathetic to the Islamic faith. He has consistently refused to call any member of ISIS a “radical Muslim terrorist,” He provided the nation of Iraq with more than one hundred and fifty billion dollars to create a nuclear bomb, with additional resources to spread the Muslim faith throughout the world. Through his attitude, actions, and public comments, the President of the United States has drawn a moral equivalent between modern day Christians, and Muslims, by appealing to  historical events.

The leading government agent in the black armored gear saw the front door opened. A frightened lady emerged, followed by three children. Each had their hands in the air. All  were terrified, and uncertain as to what was happening, or why.

The government agent picked up his megaphone to instruct several other agents under his command.

“AGENT MOHAMMED, AGENT REED, AND AGENT MATTHEWS. GO INSIDE THE HOUSE AND CONFISCATE EVERY BIBLE YOU CAN FIND! DO IT NOW! GO!”

The command was immediately obeyed.

Later, after the Christian lady was arrested, and taken to a federal jail, her children placed in protective care, and a defense lawyer was called, the events of the day were reported only on the local news. There was a public outcry, but the government’s action was vigorously defended by the major news media.

What the final outcome of this event will be is yet to be determined. What is certain is that there is a war on the church in general and Christians in particular. There is an effort to minimize the atrocities being committed by one religion, by making a moral equivalence with the other, based on events that took place, and ended a long time ago. It is illogical to make this comparison, it is immorally reprehensible, and it is a distortion of reality. Such is the evil that men do, even those in the highest office of the land.

**Disclaimer: While the narrative of the Christian mother and her children being surrounded by U. S. government agents in February, 2015, is fictitious, the words of the former President of the United States, and the actions of numerous devout Islamic Muslims are true. Christians are being killed in the name of a bloodthirsty god named, Allah. The Koran is being used as a cover for murder, rape, robbery, torture, and terrorism. Those who embrace the Islamic religion have much to be ashamed of because the majority of Muslims have not, and will not, denounce their fellow Muslims who deliberately hurt others.

As Christians celebrate Good Friday in April, 2017, churches are on a high state of alert against Islamic butchers who are mad with hatred in the name of their god, Allah. In contrast, the Prince of Peace, Jesus, invites every Muslim to lay their weapons against Him, and embrace Him as Lord and Saviour.

When the soldiers of the Jewish High Priest struck Jesus, He said, “If I said something wrong,” testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?” (John 18:23). If Jesus has done something to harm a Muslim, if a 21st century Christian has done something to hurt a Muslim, where is the evidence? Muslim, “Why do you hate Jesus and Christians?” “Why?”

On this Good Friday, repent. Come to the One who loves sinners. He will still forgive you and save you, now. Go down on your knees and call Christ, Lord.

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