INFORMED COMMENT – Evangelical Militarism & Islamophobia? Does the Wheaton College Hawkins case signal a Problem?

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  1. Yeshua Warrior

    This Juan Cole is so full of doggy poop his eyes are turning brown!! Prof. Hawkins was rightfully suspended for violating the statement of faith of the college in stating that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, which they do not just by these mere facts.

    First of all, does Allah have a son like Jehovah God does, that is simple, he does not. Islam regards Jesus as just as a prophet, but not the Son of God which he is.
    Secondly, Allah teaches in the Koran that it is okay to beat your wife and rape her if you feel like. However, God through his Apostle Paul says that “men are to love their wives as Christ loves His church and be willing to sacrifice all for her.”
    Thirdly, Allah in the Koran teaches that Muslims are to kill the infidel if they will not convert as well as the kill the Jew and the Christian. God says that we are to bless the Jew and bless those who curse us on account of the name of Jesus! I could go on with more, but this is a good start.

    Yes, there are a lot of very peaceful Muslims in the world namely Dr. Zudi Jasser, a retired Navy commander and doctor. However, overall, Islam is not a peaceful religion as evidenced by ISIS, and the rape squads throughout Europe who attacked over 500 women on New Year’s Eve all throughout Europe! Something I am sure Mr. Weinstein did not hear about, and if he did, refuses to mention it. It is also reported that one Swedish woman was raped so violently that her vaginal tissue exploded! Yes, I have seen the pictures of this woman after the rape happened.

    Another difference between Islam and Christianity is that the leader of Islam Mohammed was a pedophile, who took a wife at six years of age and then had sex with her at 9, in any court of law today, that is considered rape and pedophilia. Jesus on the other hand was celibate until He died at the age of 33 and never married.

    Mr Cole says that evangelical Christians are militaristic and have strong nationalism. Since when is it bad to be proud of the nation you were born in and to fly the American flag, whoever, even that is now looked upon as being racist or could be offensive to Muslims! If Muslims are offended by me flying the American flag then they can get the hell out of my country and go back to the Middle East.

    I find this statement by Mr. Cole very interesting – “At least 40% of white Evangelicals hold hardline foreign policy views, a striking figure among Americans. Compared to other religious groups, Evangelicals are the country’s biggest supporters of torture.” Let me ask, what is wrong with holding a hard line on foreign policy? Because of Pres. Obama’s wussification of our foreign policy which has made us a laughing stock around the globe! As a Christian Zionist, I would like to see our country stop sending all military aid to Muslim nations whose ideology is to wipe Israel off the face of the map, and give that aid to Israel, as they need to have full air and land superiority in the Middle East!! Especially, all aid whatsoever should be stopped from going to the Palestinians, as evidenced has shown that the billions of dollars we give them go into the pockets of the Hamas and the building of terror tunnels that lead into Israel to kill helpless Israeli citizens.

    Also, where does Mr. Cole get the idea that evangelicals are the greatest supporters of torture?? Really, please tell me where evangelicals are torturing people around the world?? Now if is he referring to the waterboarding, I am in full agreement with that, and that is not torture, for even our own soldiers go through waterboarding as a form of conditioning if they are caught by the enemy.

    Here is another statement by Mr. Cole which is so bogus – “Evangelicals embrace war like no other American religious group (a notable exception are Evangelical African-Americans, whose sociopolitical views by and large differ from their white counterparts).”

    I know of no evangelicals who embrace war today anymore than they did in WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam. Evangelicals all know that war is hell and we do not gleefully embrace it. There were hundreds of thousand evangelical Christians who sacrificed their lives for their country during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, 1st and 2nd Iraq wars, Afghanistan and Iraq. Do you really think they gleefully went into battle saying oh praise God, no they went to war because they wanted to stop the barbarism of the Japanese, who took pleasure in chopping off the heads of our POW’s, and the Nazi’s who were drunk with the hatred of Jews to kill 6 million of them as well as 5 million other people who were not Jews. There are many other evangelical Christians who were not killed in battle but have come back missing arms and legs and suffering PTSD, case in point my own older brother, who came back from Vietnam a mental casualty of the war. Diagnosed with PTSD as well as schizophrenia and who is on drugs for the rest of his life. He did not gleefully join the Marines for the glory of war, but to serve his country with honor, and for that, he will never be the same, except if God chooses to completely heal him.

    Another case in point, another evangelical Christian, Mark Lee, the very first SEAL to be killed in the first Iraq war and who was portrayed in the movie “American Sniper.” Before the Iraq war, Mark Lee was planning on going to seminary to become a pastor, but when the war started, he enlisted in the Navy and trained to become a Navy SEAL, not for the glory of war, but to serve his country. If you want to read about his service to this country, feel free to read this – http://navyseals.com/nsw/marc-lee/ Now some may ask how do I know this about Marc, because I am friends with his mother Debbie Lee, whom all SEALS refer to her today as “Mama Lee.”

    Mr.Cole also brings out that there is much proselytizing being done at the Air Force Academy. Now, while I will admit that sharing of ones faith in the military should be limited to officers to officers and enlisted to enlisted, yet there is nothing illegal about doing that and is guaranteed under the first amendment as freedom of religion. Besides, Jesus gave us our marching orders when he said that ” Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20. Jesus also said -” And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23. Why did Jesus give these words to his disciples then and now, because He knew what awaits those eternally for those who refuse to accept His free gift of grace, forgiveness and salvation! Christians are out to depopulate hell and populate heaven!

    So, reverting back, why do evangelical Christians want to battle radical Islam, because radical Islam is not only just a religion, it is an ideology of conquest not co-existence. Muslims are flooding countries in Europe today not to seek co-existence, but rather to conquer those nations through Sharia Law, rapes, and forced conversions!!

    Going back now to Prof. Hawkins and Wheaton College. Any Christian college like Wheaton has the right to suspend or even dismiss any professor that violates either their doctrinal statement or statement of faith. Biola University, which I am a proud graduate of, probably has the strictest of requirements for students and faculty and staff. All students, faculty and staff are required to be born again Christians to go there to study, work, or be a professor. Every year the professors are required to sign that they are in full agreement with the schools doctrinal statement as well as it’s theological statement on biblical sexual relations and marriage, otherwise they are asked to resign. Every student must sign the schools code of conduct and if violated they are asked to leave the school. To my knowledge, Biola does not provide tenure to any professor in the case they cannot sign the doctrinal statement each year.

    So, Wheaton College, like any other Christian college in the United States can set their own requirements for their professors to remain a professor or employee there, and if they violate those requirements, whether theologically or not, can be dismissed from their position as a professor or not.

    Now, what is interesting as I looked at Prof Hawkins vitae on the Wheaton College website, is that she teaches classes in “black liberation theology” which is totally against the teaching of scripture and finds no basis or support in any part of scripture.

    Personally, I think Prof. Hawkins is completely ignorant of what Islam believes and stands for as well as what the hijab stands for which she wanted to wear to honor Muslims.

  2. Yeshua Warrior

    P.S. – Maybe Prof. Hawkins should listen to this radio presentation done by a FB friend of mine, who suffered under Sharia Law in Iran and then escaped to come to the United States.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/radiofpc2015/2016/01/19/life-of-a-woman-under-sharia

    Also, Mr. Cole said that evangelical Christianity is so militaristic, maybe because the Word of God uses militaristic words to describe the spiritual warfare we are involved with for the hearts and souls of men and women and for our country. Did you know that there are at least 52 battles recorded in the bible from Genesis to Revelation – http://godsbreath.net/2013/01/15/list-of-bible-battles/
    The Apostle Paul takes the armament of the Roman soldier to describe our spiritual armor that we are to avail ourselves of as believers. The bible also says that the weapons of the Christian are not worldly, but rather spiritual, able to pull down every stronghold ( a military term) that sets itself up against God. There are couple verses in the bible that describes God as a warrior. That God will go to battle on behalf of Israel in the last days.

  3. KAYTHEGARDENER

    Dear Yeshua Warrior,
    Unless you are that woman’s doctor, what business did you have in seeing her medical treatment photos?? That is a violation of human decency, not to mention the HIPPA federal laws of medical privacy…
    Yeshua seems to be ill-served by adherants of your ilk!!

  4. Yeshua Warrior

    Dear Kay the Gardner,

    I should have made it more clear, the photo I saw were from the crime scene which were posted all over Facebook with the Swedish woman’s groin blurred in the photo. However, her legs were contorted every which way which showed the brutality of the crime.

    Finally Sweden has no HIPPA Laws like we do so there is no violation for any federal laws there in that country!

    Every Muslim rapist in Europe should be rounded up, castrated and forced to eat their own genitals, then used as target practice by whatever military in the country they are caught, their bodies cremated, and the ashes sent back to their families in the Middle East,

    We should not expect anything better out these Muslim men since they love to screw sheep, little boys and girls and rape their own wives because Allah and Mohammed say it is okay to do so. They will face their penalty for their crimes here on earth and in the hereafter!

  5. G

    “Every Muslim rapist in Europe should be rounded up, castrated and forced to eat their own genitals, then used as target practice by whatever military in the country they are caught, their bodies cremated, and the ashes sent back to their families in the Middle East,”

    The maybe we should do this to our own military people who were raping both female and male personnel since this has been going on in the US military for a long time. And while we are on the subject, we might as well do it our own police officers, since you have more and more stories coming out about how American police officers have been using their positions (no pun intended) to get sex from their victims.

  6. G

    “Every Muslim rapist in Europe should be rounded up, castrated and forced to eat their own genitals, then used as target practice by whatever military in the country they are caught, their bodies cremated, and the ashes sent back to their families in the Middle East,”

    YW, we need to do what you propose, to all the Christian rapists whether they are ordinary members of the church or who are church leaders from priest all the way up to the Pope himself. In addition, you need to apply it to any nuns/sisters who had committed rape. Let he without sin casts the first stone. Yeah, tried to find a person these days who have not committed sin. The way Christianity has put fear into ordinary things in life like dancing and music, then we all have committed sin.

  7. Vince Milum

    Dear “Yeshua Warrior,” please answer the following…

    (1) What is a Yeshua Warrior and who told you that the central figure of the New
    Testament was named Yeshua?

    (2) From what non-polemic sources do you derive your knowledge of Islam and do
    you acknowledge that there was an Islamic Golden Age? See:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Golden_Age

    (3) What is the name of your degree from Biola University and what
    non-theological coursework did you take?

    (4) What is your view of “The Big Bang” and what do you think of Georges
    Lemaître’s approach to balancing theology with scientific reality? See the
    following:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre

    (5) Who, in your worldview, gets into heaven? Do non-Christians? Do Christians
    who do not share your theology?

    (6) Was Jesus wrong to teach us to love our enemies? When will you begin to do
    so?

    I await your responses.

    With love and humility,

    Vince Milum

  8. Yeshua Warrior

    Mr. Milum,

    1) A Yeshua Warrior is someone who is a warrior for Yeshua/Jesus in the spiritual realm.

    2) If indeed there was a Muslim golden age, that is long gone and besides we all know how untrustworthy Wikipedia is. Even teachers will not allow students to cite anything from Wikipedia in reports or papers they have to do.

    3) My degree from Biola University was in Christian Education (church related education). Since Biola is a private Christian liberal arts university, every student must take the required courses as in any other university, except every student at Biola must also besides whatever they major in, take 30 units of bible courses, so every student at Biola minors in bible. Besides my degree Biola, I also have a seminary graduate degree in religion and theology!

    4) I will have to study that more in depth before I can give an answer.

    5) Who gets into heaven, according to the words of Jesus, only those who have accepted Him as their personal Lord and Savior and have repented of their sins. Jesus said in the gospels, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man comes to the Father but through Me.”

    6) Yes Jesus taught we need to love our enemies, however, that does not mean we are to stand idlly by while they may attempt to take our life or the lives of our loved ones or take over our country. Jesus’ own chosen people the Jews in Israel I am sure that they love their enemies (Hamas, Palestinian Authority), but they will still defend their country from attacks by them and retaliate against attacks made on their civilians. I do not believe that Jesus calls us to be pacifists while at the same time He also calls us to be willing to lay down our lives for the sake of the Gospel.

    Blessings!

  9. Vince Milum

    Dear Yeshua Warrior,

    (1) Thank you for acknowledging that you are a (a) scientific illiterate, (b) world history illiterate, (c) cultural illiterate, and (d) biblical illiterate.

    (2) You acknowledged that you are ignorant of both (a) the Islamic Golden Age and (b) the Big Bang Theory and that you lack the rudimentary skills to research them.

    (3) You implicitly concede that you do not possess a working knowledge of the words attributed to Jesus in the bible. Had you possessed such a knowledge, you would have known that (per Matthew 25:31-46)) this is what Jesus said one must do to obtain eternal life:

    (a) feed the hungry, (b) provide (safe drinking water) to the thirsty, (c) give shelter to the homeless and those who are refugees, (d) provide clothing to those who lack it (including, derivatively, the mentally ill for whom this is a recurring problem), (e) administer to those in need of health care, and (f) treat all prisoners as though they are family members by visiting them.

    You would further have known that, per Jesus, failure to do the above results in a punishment of eternal damnation.

    (4) Evidence of your illiteracy began when you failed to answer my previous first question which was/is, to wit:

    How did you come to substitute the word “Yeshua” for Jesus? Upon which first-century (historical) document are you relying?

    (5) Lacking humility and cultural awareness while displaying a menacing embrace of militancy not only makes you a poor witness for Christ, it proves that you are a counterfeit Christian. In short, you give testament to an anti-Christ Gospel.

  10. Hal Eaton

    The arguments about the existence of two “Gods,” one Biblical (Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc.) the other, Islamic (Shiite,. . . etc.) is an exercise without structure. The two major religions of the world simply accept different expositors, or prophets, or authors, or composers, or writers; however the “faith” is promulgated, they each propose one God, although the Christian faith tries mightily to make a Trinity possible, understandable, and validated. The final determination, or resolution of the dispute, is a matter left entirely to the individual who seeks to accept (or relate to) his choice of “God.” If there is a God, his existence and his significance are entirely the result of the dissection, dissembly and adjudication of the believer.

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