Greg Bahnsen – an homage

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the death of Greg Bahnsen a man whGreg_Bahnsenose teaching has impacted thousands both during and after his life.  My own introduction to Dr. Bahnsen happened rather serrendipitously and I can remember the moment, exactly.  It was late one evening and I was doing some research on the internet.  I stumbled upon a website (that no longer exists) and somewhere near the bottom of the bar on the right side, I spied a sermon entitled, “Was the Reformation Necessary?” If I recall, that speech was about an hour long and I was fascinated.  Thereafter, I found many of the 1,500 lectures and classes Dr. Bahnsen has left for us and my interest contiued to grow.   Dr. Bahnsen’s lectures often required several listenings as he was a first rate scholar and an expert in advanced theological and philosophical concepts.  But once his teachings are comprehended, their power and applicability is unmatched.

Dr. Bahnsen was described to me by someone who knew him, personally, as the “20th centuries greatest Christian debater”.  He spent significant energy during his life debating atheists and his 1987 debate against Gordon Stein is still used by Christian seminaries as the best example of the application of presuppositional apologetics.  He was a master of explaining what goes on when a believer meets an unbeliever and those insights are as important today as they were then.  Dr. Bahnsen’s  concept that “God exists because of the impossibility of the contrary” is someting every Christian should have on the tip of their tongues every day.

But more than an epochal intellect, Dr. Bahnsen had a huge heart.  He was a dedicated pastor and a loving father.  In fact, my wife and I have listened to his last sermon several times and have yet to leave it with a dry eye.  As he delivered that sermon, Dr. Bahnsen was facing a risky surgery, his survival from which was uncertain.  He spoke of that uncertainty with a caring for his congregation and family that was immensely moving.

The testimony to the quality of a man’s life may well rest in how people remember him long after he is gone.  Today, there is no less enthusiasm in the descriptions told by Dr. Bahnsen’s friends and acquaintances.  More importantly, his sons carry on his legacy in a way that would make him proud – and with strong evidence of the love and striving for Godliness that he inspired in them.

May God continue to use the work of Greg Bahnsen for the furtherance of His kingdom.  And we give thanks, today, for sharing His Dr. Bahnsen with us.

Soli Deo Gloria

 

Pittsburgh, PA Mayor Peduto: Bring us Syrian Muslims!

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The Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA is one of 18 mayors who recently wrote to Obama asking the administration to admit 100,000 Syrians to America in the coming year. By the way, 97% of those admitted in FY2015 were Muslims, not persecuted Christians.     Here is a story at Triblive.com: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is committed to […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/pittsburgh-pa-mayor-peduto-bring-us-syrian-muslims/

MN Governor Dayton: Don’t like immigrants, get out of Minnesota!

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Update:  A reader just sent me another story on the Governor’s demand to get out, here. Earlier this week, in St. Cloud, MN, the Democrat Governor of the State—Mark Dayton***—made it pretty clear to those who have been questioning the mass importation of Somali refugees to the state—too bad for you, find another place to […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/mn-governor-dayton-dont-like-immigrants-get-out-of-minnesota/

Gatestone: Sweden close to collapse

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More on the Invasion of Europe today…. We mentioned Sweden yesterday, and Germany today.  Here is more news on the Islamic colonization of Europe. From Ingrid Carlqvist at Gatestone (hat tip: Dick): Sweden is fast approaching a complete collapse. More and more municipalities are raising the alarm that if the migrants keep coming at this pace, […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/gatestone-sweden-close-to-collapse/

DNA testing required in wake of widespread Somali family reunification fraud

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In an otherwise whining piece about how the feds are too slow to admit family members of refugees, at least this Frontline ‘news’ story admits that thousands of Somalis entered the US fraudulently resulting in a 4-year closure (in 2008) of the so-called P-3 family reunification program of the US State Department. You should read […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/dna-testing-required-in-wake-of-widespread-somali-family-reunification-fraud/

FBI Director James Comey says it again: They cannot screen Syrian refugees entering the US

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This time he says it before the House Homeland Security Committee in a hearing yesterday, here. Which reminds me—whatever happened to the House Judiciary Committee hearing oversight hearing on the Refugee Admissions Program that had been planned for a couple of weeks ago and abruptly postponed.  Did they chicken out? Or are they now waiting for […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/fbi-director-james-comey-says-it-again-they-cannot-screen-syrian-refugees-entering-the-us/

Female genital mutilation in Minnesota Somali population not disappearing

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Diversity is beautiful (not!) alert! Please read this dreadful story yourselves. So much for assimilation! You can be sure that all of these girls are not traveling back to Africa to have the ‘procedure’ done, it must be being practiced right here in America where it is ILLEGAL. See City Pages, here for news on female […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/female-genital-mutilation-in-minnesota-somali-population-not-disappearing/

Reason #6 Why a Muslim Can Never Be President of the U.S. – Child Rape

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In a completely disturbing article in today’s National Review, Attorney David French chronicles how U.S. troops are made to look the other way while Muslim men rape young boys. Even though our troops could protect these little ones they are forbidden because raping little boys is part of the “honor” culture  – and because we as Americans have lost our Christian footing whereby Christ commands us to protect the least among us.

It’s not an open secret, because no one makes any effort to hide it. Men drape themselves around preteen boys, brag about the beauty of their young sex slaves, and abuse them so systematically and thoroughly that these boys often grow up without even realizing there is an alternative to their homosexual experience.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/424391/afghanistan-child-rape-american-troops

So why do they do it?   For two reasons.

First, as Dr. Nabell Qureshi, a former devout Muslim explains, one’s religious doctriines have consequences.  And in Islam the doctrine of Allah holds that Allah is a demanding deity removed from his creation who commands obedience for those who follow him and destruction for those that don’t.  Contrast with the Christian God Who commands love for neighbor and even enemy.  Such a stern doctrine of god has the following consequences:  it sets a stern example to be emulated; it promotes a male power structure that cannot be questioned and it creates an underclass (i.e. women and children) who must be subject to the male, just as the male is subject to this vindictive deity.

Second, the prophet Mohammad, whom the Quran (33:21) says is an “excellent pattern” to follow, married a six year old girl and began having sex with her when she was only nine.  That is why no Muslim country in the world has a law against raping children – because it would contradict the “excellent pattern” of the very prophet of Allah.

So a Muslim President (perish the very thought!) would not be able to enforce the laws of the United States with regard to the saftey of our children.  If he were to do so, he would undercut the very thing that made him a Muslim – belief in the Quran and Mohammad – and that is not possible.

What does “mischief in the land” mean in the Quran?

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Yesterday I posted 5 Reasons a Muslim Can Never Be President of the U.S.  That caused a Muslim visitor (I presume they are Muslim) to question my use of Quran 5:33 which says that people who don’t believe in Islam should have their hands and feet cut off.  The objection given was that “mischief” applies only to criminals.  (I guess in Islam its ok to mutilate criminals.  It’s all part of the “religion of peace” thing.)

But the phrase “mischief in the land” actually applies to those who do not believe in Islam.  So a Muslim could never be President of the U.S. because he would have to cut the hands and feet off 300 million non-Muslims.

If you want to verify this claim, please feel free to do so.   Sunni Islam comprises over 85% of the world’s Muslims and one of their authoritative texts, Tafsir Ibn Kathir.  This tafsir says the following:

Their mischief is disobeying Allah, because whoever disobeys Allah on the earth, or commands that Allah be disobeyed, he has committed mischief on the earth.

Maybe whitemagicknives can offer some justification for their claim.

Five Reasons a Muslim Can Never Be President of the U.S.

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This morning on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd was exorcised no small amount that Dr. Ben Carson said that a Muslim should not be President of the United States. Apparently Chuck has never studied Islam, the Quran or American history. So, in order to help Chuck better assess Dr. Carson’s correct inclinations, here are just five reasons no Muslim should ever be our President.

1. We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are NOT created equal.

Our entire governmental system is based on the presupposition that “all men are created equal”. A Muslim President would have to deny this. The Quran (98:6) says that people who do not believe in Islam are less important than bugs. The exact wording is that “non-believers are the worst of all creatures”. Non-believers are, of course, the 300 million of us who live in the United States that are not Muslim. In order for a Muslim President to enforce the laws of the United States which protect non-Muslims, he would have to commit the Islamic sin of shirk. The funny thing about shirk is that, according to Islam, it is a capital offense. Therefore, a Muslim President of the U.S. who tried to uphold laws based on our Christian heritage would be committing suicide.

2. A Muslim President would unleash a REAL war on women.

The Quran (4:34) condones wife beating. And the Quran, to a Muslim, is the eternal, perfect, unimpeachable word of Allah. The Quran cannot be questioned without committing shirk which, as we noted above, is a capital offense. You want to see a war on women? Put a man in charge who has authority directly from Allah to beat his wife!

3. Disagree with Islam? You get your hands and feet cut off.

Want tolerance in religion? The Quran (5:33) says that those who “create mischief in the land” (read, disagree with Islam) …they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned.

4. Goodbye Gay Pride

The Quran says that Muhammad was an “excellent example” (even though Muhammad tried to commit suicide several times, was deceived by Satan and stole his son’s wife) for anybody who wants to follow Islam – as a Muslim President would. And Muhammad cursed gays and cross dressers. The secondary authority in Islam is the collected writing of Islamic scholars known as the hadith. So Sahih Bukhari (7:72:774) says gays have to be kicked out of the house. Abu Dawud says that those who commit sodomy are to be killed (38:4447,4448). Ibn Majah says “kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.”

Under a Muslim President, life would not be good for gays.

5. Science will Die

The Quran teaches that the sun sets in a mud puddle (18:86) . It teaches that human embryos go through a stage where they are a blood clot (23:14). It teaches that human sperm is created between a man’s ribs and his spine (86:6-7). Since the Quran is “perfect” your kids will be encouraged to learn the “perfect science”.

The Quran verses are listed so you can check them out yourselves at http://www.quran.com

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