Wednesday, April 12, 2006oh yeah... right...
That's what the 9/11 hijackers repeated over and over again as they crashed United Flight 93 into a Pennsylvania field.
Not that the actual event was interesting... the event was terrible, sick and abominable. The very thought of those courageous men and women, who attempted to regain control of the aircraft, spiraling to their death horrified and still horrifies me. It is this final chant that I find interesting.
What exactly made, and by extention, makes Allah... great? On September 11th 2001, Allah's boys murdered roughly 3,000 souls in a spectacularly violent display of terrorism. Does this make him great? I mean, it's not like they took out the president of "the great satan" (aka the United States of America), or some military grand pubba, or still yet, some notable Allah-blaspheming western pig-dog! Rather, they eliminated 3,000 nobodies (and please, take this statement in the spirit it is said, the souls murdered were not world players as far as I know, they were just common Joes and Janes).
So if that didn't make Allah great, then what were those terrorists babbling about? Was it the aftermath that made Allah king? Well, let's see now: 5 years later, the Taliban (some serious Allah-boys) have been decimated, Iraq has been taken over by western pig-dogs (hee hee), Israel is still on the map... I mean, if anything, the events of September 11th just made things tougher for serious Allah followers. Allah took 3,000 victims of little importance to his cause, while "the great satan" has taken a whole lot more (in victims and in assets) from Allah's people themselves. If that's greatness, well, greatness is highly overrated.
So what WERE the terrorists babbling about?
I knew a woman who suffered from an incurable disease. This ailment plagued her and caused her great anguish. In her desperateness, she made her way to all sorts of "faith healers" (like the Benny Hinn type). Everytime she came back from these extortioners, the story was the same: "I'm healed now! I just have to believe!" A few weeks would go by and the poor woman would have to come to grips with the fact that, no matter how much she wanted to believe the extortioners, she was still quite sick.
What am I babbling about now? How does this sad little story fit with my post on Allah? Simple: the statements "Allah is the greatest" and "I'm healed now! I just have to believe!" are both one. They are the words of the desperately deceived. Neither phrase have any place in the realm of reality, but some still choose to believe it and cling to it without question. Those terrorists accomplished nothing as far as advancing the cause of Islam is concerned. Nothing. Just as the woman in my example remained gravely ill despite the reassurances of the "Hinn-ites", Allah remains a false god, a wicked and vain imagination, despite the assurances of mullahs throughout the Muslim world.
History shows the impotence of Allah, and the desperate plight of those who call on his name. And when we look at the exact same history, and look to God's people, those who are in Christ Jesus, we find the exact opposite. We see a Sovereign God who brought Israel out of Egypt, we see a Saviour laying down His life for His friends, we see true Christians thoughout the church age standing uprightly and righteously before both man and God.
"Jesus is the Greatest! Allah is a fraud."
"And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end." (Luke 1:31-33)