The Islamic world has historically pursued a brutal course. Their modern “jihad” has produced a chaotic war without definable battle lines. As in the rest of their history, they are today at war with one another and the rest of the world. Perhaps the most telling description of who these people are is found in Genesis 16:12 when God told Hagar, the mother of Ishmael, that her son “will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

If you are trying to find reason in the world of Islam, be assured that even God warned us that there is no sense to be found in the actions of these descendants of Ishmael. They are what they have been throughout history. Sadly, every indication suggests that they will continue to pursue a course of brutality and chaos. It appears that we will either have to fight them or surrender to them. The eventual outcome of these inevitable choices is yet to be determined.

Keith Lunceford is the Pastor of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Searcy.


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