|Yesterday the headlines read:
At least 12 dead in Islamist terror attack at satirical French publication.
As many as three Kalashnikov-toting shooters were being sought following the 11:30 a.m. attack at Charlie Hebdo, the publication known for challenging Muslim terrorists with a 2011 caricature of Prophet Muhammed on its cover and which recently tweeted a cartoon of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Two policemen and several journalists, including the cartoonist behind the weekly publication’s provocative images, were among the dead.
“We’ve avenged the honor of the prophet!” the killers shouted, according to witnesses who spoke to Sky News. Other witnesses said the men shouted “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “God is great.” The gunmen spoke French without any accent, according to Le Monde.
This is a clear revelation of Satan’s purposes in the demonic stronghold of radical/militant Islam. It is to destroy any dissent and rational thinking in regards to the deceptive foundations of Islam. What the Islamists seek to do is to quench freedom of speech by putting to death all those who dare to speak the truth.
Now of course, no Christian likes to hear Jesus made fun of either. Many of us have resented those who have challenged the basis of our faith. But because our faith is based on historical facts and revelation that can withstand both humor and the withering glare of historical criticism, in the long run we end up with much stronger foundations for the truth that we proclaim and live by. And we have a faith that is freely chosen which is just what God intends.
He honors our freedom as well as our minds. He wants us to come to Him freely and also rationally with the claims of the Christian faith evaluated as to their truth and historical veracity.
And let’s face it, part of that process of coming to a rational understanding is to have the freedom of speech and thought to be able to laugh at ourselves and even our most cherished beliefs.
GK Chesterton said “It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.” 
Radical Islamists who kill people to uphold the honor of their prophet, not only reveal that they have a “bad religion”, but one that is founded on a set of beliefs that cannot hold up under satire and humor or rational historical analysis.
Attacking this newspaper that dared to be critical of radical Islamic leaders and their false religion, is not an anomaly. It is the intention of radical Islam to shut down free speech. This is all well documented in Mark Steyn’s book, Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech and the Twilight of the West, published in 2009.
This incident just proves the true nature of radical Islam and confirms its kinship with all the other totalitarian systems of thought, government or religion that have been the bane of humanity. All have used the choice weapons of death, dungeon and intimidation to oppose and shut down free speech.
What can we as Christians do to overcome this growing evil of radical/militant Islam with the Kingdom of Jesus Christ?
What do we do about this menace to both humanity and to the Kingdom of God?
Most often the problem seems so huge or so dangerous that we turn away and conclude that we really cannot do much about it. What I have been working on over these last months is what we CAN do to defeat the great evil of radical/militant Islam. (Actually we can’t do anything! Unless we cooperate with Jesus Christ who can!)
In November, 2014 we videotaped a course on high level spiritual warfare at the Community of the Cross. I was joined by Doug McMurray, Bernie McGale and Dan Juster in the teaching. During this time, I received three clear words of guidance which have been discerned and we are acting on. All of which relate to what just happened today in this terrorist attack intended to quench freedom of speech. [Read more…] about Sharing How To Overcome Current Strongholds