Saturday 7th August 2021 Devotion
Scripture:- John 4:4-42
Topic:- An Interactions With A Reverend
Then I used to work with the Punch Newspapers.
I was on the Sunday desk of the publication when I had interactions with this Reverend.
I don’t want to mention his name because he may not be disposed to it.
But then, it is important to share the information I got from him.
I found out from him that there are subtle attempts to indoctrinate young people in Primary Schools in Nigeria with the philosophy of Jihad through some of the stories they read in their books.
For instance In the Macmillan publication, Primary English Course for primary 5 written by O. Taiwo and W. Ijioma (the book was first published in 1977 and had been reprinted several times till 2003).
There is a story titled, Gandoki fights in the land of Jinn.
The story is simply about how Gandoki the lead character in the story fought and killed those who are non-Muslims.
The story from all intents promotes Islam and justifies terrorism.
And that is the book that is being read in Primary Schools in Nigeria.
I remember I wrote the story and it was published in the Sunday Punch.
The publishers then threatened to sue Punch if we did not withdraw the story.
Thank God I had a copy of the book. So when I was called to question it I simply presented the book to the Company Lawyer.
I did a further one by going to the market to buy another copy of the book that contained the story.
It was late for Macmillan to withdraw the books from the market, but they did a fast one by doing another reprint and completely expunged the troublesome story in the reprinted version claiming that I was maligning them.
Since I had my facts and there were copies of the book with me, The Punch management asked the Company to go to court.
Nothing was heard from Macmillan again.
This may appear simplistic but that is the nature of Islam.
Over the years the religion has become a threat not just to Christians but the human race as it seeks to force people to adhere to it.
I do not want to bore you with what is going on in Nigeria presently but evidence abound that Islam has taken the nation unawares and has taken the Christian faith unawares.
But the truth is that the gates of hell cannot prevail against the Church of God.
The history of violence against Christian dates back to the 80s when the Maitatsine sect took the nation by storm killing and maiming non-Muslims in the north.
That trend has continued over the years and the latest being the upsurge of the Boko Haram sect.
We all know the harm the sect has caused Nigeria.
Thousands have died in their hands and hell has literarily let loose on innocent Nigerians.
But what is happening now is not an accident.
It is a product of an age-long plan because Islam is never in a hurry.
It has a systemic way of indoctrinating its adherents and also has a long plan to forcefully win converts.
Mohammed who is the center point of the Islamic faith was born hundreds of years after the Bible had been canonized.
He started out in Mecca and then moved on to Medina.
The last ten years of his life according to history was marked by violence as he introduced Jihad into the religion thus making it the sixth pillar of Islam.
Many passive Muslims may not agree with this.
But those who have been in and out of the religion will tell you that the agenda of Islam is to forcefully make converts.
I will not like to go into the details. But the book, Journey into the mind of an Islamic terrorist by Mark Gabriel deals with this subject in minutes detail.
Gabriel, a former Muslim Scholar who goes by a pseudo name for strategic reasons explained the motivating factor for Islamic insurgence pointing out that the chief among the agenda of Islamic terrorist groups all over the world is to Islamize the world.
As one writer observes, “The danger we currently face from the Muslim world arises not from the fact that people are Muslims, but from the extent to which they adhere to the totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine of Sharia.”
Quran 48:29 states, “Mohammed is God’s Apostle.
Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.”
The good news is that many hard-core adherents to Islam are getting saved.
Recent reports by the Charisma Magazine point to the fact that many Muslims are divinely being touched and saved from being destroyed.
Many are getting born again especially in Islamic countries.
Amil Imani an ex-Muslim notes in a piece, “Islam can rightfully be considered a cult of death, not life; it will never run out of volunteers to sacrifice their lives until Islam itself expires.”
It is important that we do not isolate the situations in Nigeria from the rest of the world.
There is a tendency to see the upsurge of Boko Haram as political.
It could be political because Islam seeks power so it could perpetuate its atrocities and put people in eternal bondage.
Oh Lord God, help me to know the truth, so as to be free indeed henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Wonderful Saturday!