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August 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Best-selling author, speaker and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarland, best-selling author and apologist Dylan Burroughs together bringing you truths for a new generation. This is TMG radio universe and the saying goes, don't learn from history are destined to repeat it. And with that statement. We welcome you to today's edition of TMG radio Alex McFarland Carolyn Dylan Burroughs, Dylan. Great to be with you again talking about worldview and apologetics in Christianity and culture and on Dylan. I cannot say enough about the guess that we have with us today. This is a person whose scholarship.
I've admired for many years and we are so honored into the mic William J. Federal, many people will know him from so many books that he's he's written and edited holding in my hands. The America's God and country encyclopedia of quotations that my parents gave me back in the mid-90s.
Dylan, do you have that book America's God and country quotation book.
Yes, we have that in our library and it's one we refer to many times over the years.
I was amazed when I heard that it sold over 1/2 million copies in its history and its influence so many people in terms of the background of our country built on the foundations of Scripture and of people he believed in God is still such a powerful resource to those today so were thrilled to have Bill fetter with us. You may have heard them on American minute radio or on TCT television with his television program is the man of many talents. We walked me to the show today will Dylan Alex Gregory with.
I know I've seen you in so many things like the FRC, the family research Council events in different dump Council for National policy and and we've had you to speak in our own truth for new generation conferences and of course we want to have you back again. But how did you get into this to me just briefly give us a little bit of your journey in your testimony and how God raised you up to do what I believe is that the very very important work that you're doing the work of scholarship, art history goat. My dad was an attorney. Historian added several historical societies a big metal plaque that you see along the highway of history stuff. We would like those near several in St. Louis, then every vacation grown-up would stop every French fort Spanish court in reservation Civil War battlefield a big library in the house and move my first taste.
The history really was until I became a Christian as an adult that I turned the corner on the cornfield using the Rose lineup was like all the sudden the same history stories made sense and it was this progression of freedom spreading so that God could be everything that God made it to be and ultimately preach the gospel have people come to know the Lord of but the first book I did was the present 1994 and it's a collection of the God and country quotes to go for your support, together, but something that about 20 different books on Franklin Roosevelt's and always mentioned the God another one on the history of St. Patrick in the history of Christmas and the Santa Claus tradition of the Lord George Washington Carver another one on district income tax us a lot different topics. One of the ones that I just did. Not too long ago miracles in American history with my wife, it's a collection of stories from our country's past whatever crisis they. Things turn around revolution war of 1812 Civil War Barbary pirate work and one at Islam's very popular. Another one is that was the king in America. I go to again now the most common form of government will history the king as a century ago all the kingdoms get bigger because with a military passage somebody goes back that same fallen nature of Cain killing Abel and ultimately the king of England had the biggest empire. He was like a globalist, and America's founders decided to flip it and make the people looking and actually pledge allegiance to the flag to the Republic, basically pledging allegiance to Australia charge ourselves not to protest the flag what they're saying is I don't want to be the king anymore.
I protest the system were the people participated in rulings like okay alternative is like king and a dictator dictated North Korean anyway. But how did you come to have an interest in the study of Islam in reading through one of my books is some call the person presidents.
I went through every address vibrant past president, prior to the previous president and I would ask her about all the references to God, religion, faith, and so forth. But I couldn't help but see you had Thomas Jefferson talking about the Muslim Barbary pirates and capturing our American ships and James Madison.
Having decided Stephen Decatur to fight the Muslim Barbary Pirates and then Grover Cleveland writing about the bloodied butchery of men, women and children in Turkey made Marder to their profession or Christian faith. Each of the outbreaks of fanaticism and Muslim Turkey happens without notice and near many of our missionaries over there till the then Woodrow Wilson wanting to come to the rescue of the Armenians medevac the first thing of the league of Nations was going to do was to recognize Armenia. This little sliver of a country over there. Obviously we said no that's when they killed the millionaire Armenians between 1915 and 1922 Teddy Roosevelt ring. There is a trustee traveling the country trying to get America to come to the rescue of Armenia, and we don't and then you read all the way through put on you Warren G.
Harding have staff secretary Congress Coolidge did president and then afterwards, Truman put them on and that Eisenhower to come up with your plans because you know he helped defeat Europe after the wars but you come up with a plan for the Middle East peace and it was real simple.
Take all the Arabs of the homeland and bring him over to her lack, and invest the money and getting their irrigation ditches fixed that the Mongols had destroyed this Fertile Crescent valued one point supported 10 million people and it's still there anyway but I'm reading through these presidents and all their addresses Richard Nixon's last address after he announced she was going to step down from the president is in the Middle East. We have to be careful that the cradle of civilization does not become it's great then when Keith Ellison and he's in the news recently he was going to become the first Muslim congressman sworn officers have Conoco in the left media whatnots is wonderfully service where the Congress was Conoco Braun just happens to be Jefferson's Koran and this is great. Jefferson lost a loved Islam is like hello, doesn't anybody know anything about the Barbary pirate wars.
Your green anthem from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli. Thomas Jefferson, the day after his inauguration got a demand from the pasha of Tripoli for quarter of $1 million extortion tribute payment unless getting to declare war on America and Jefferson site and the only reasonable thing I said in a squadron of our ships and traded to escort our commerce and so it's like, dear. There's so totally finger to his stratified I put together book about this as I got into the research of pain like when you're mining for gold or something that is uncovered all kinds of stuff that I've compiled this book what every American needs and bill we need to take a break and come back in just a moment and talk more with Bill Fetter about what every American needs to know that the Quran here on TNG radio stick with us for centuries the Bible has inspired humanity and shape the very world we live but how do we know this book is the word of God, not merely the words of man, what we believe about the Bible is based on what we believe about source. The God who speaks explores the evidence of the Bible's inspiration and authority to some of the world's most respected biblical scholars have essentially a geolocation, so it's true to say that Paul wrote Romans is equally true to say that God's decision. We saw this and that sets the Bible apart from everything else in the ancient world and its religious pantheon of gods and goddesses.
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Welcome back to TNG radio Alex McFarlane here with Dylan Burroughs and Bill Fetter and Bill, I want to thank you for taking time to be with some program and I want to continue talking about the book that you wrote which you speak on it. Not too long ago couple of years ago what every American needs to know about the Koran. Bill speak to this for a moment. If you would. How is it that Islam has become almost like a protected class.
People really most leaders, most educators most elected officials.
Most clergy would not dare say anything negative about Islam. Although the record of Islam's history is negative enough. But how is it that Islam is become just untouchable and nobody can really critique or say anything negative here in the West whenever Muslims conquer country, the people they conquer are forbidden to insult them and the people are called dimming PHI and second-class citizenship were they no longer have free speech but to me the non-Muslims have to pay the taxes to support the Muslims, and so providing healthcare and welfare and free food and so forth and so I actually spent several hours on the airplane with 30 year military intelligence officer and the plane was delayed so were going to my laptop in PowerPoint and he said this is fascinating history because we were only taught read the Kite Runner by little boy that get raped and how that's normal in Islamic culture, never to be really sensitive to their culture as a work about defendant.
We understand were sending mixed signals show for 1400 years of Islamic history, they have certain behaviors that the Concord has to act in the conquer acts and sold 40 1400 years, whenever Muslims conquer country the conquered people are forbidden to insult them. And so when we're going over to the Middle East and we are really careful not to insult them word more than posturing ourselves as having been conquered and actually speak on the words and so when we have met a few years ago in Afghanistan, submarines walking on the street. A lady runs out yells help they go there in the backyard have a boy tied up in these Muslims are sodomizing them about the US Marines throw those guys down and free the boy and Pres. Obama court-martialed the Marines for not being sensitive to their culture and reason. Look, we join because we were told, Saddam Hussein would not treat people right and what are we doing over here. If we can't stand up for some others, being abused, so obviously and so we see that under no initial time we go over there under the bushes.
We were positioning ourselves with strength in Islam. They have a concept when your enemy a strong retreat when your enemy is weak attack going back to Mohammed. So for those not familiar Mohammed was born 570 A.D. and 610 A.D. starts to say he is whole life he could not read it right the word Quran means recitation. It's an old thing and so Mohammed and his original followers could not read and you would go to different cities and hear about the different religions.
The Persians were Zoroastrian. They believe that paradise was filled full version of the Lord fulfill all the guys desires more bold some of those beliefs are reflected in Mohammed's belief in the Mecca they had square building called the kebab house 360 different pagan gods and the most popular was who all the boondocks more bold. Some of those beliefs get reflected in Mohammed's belief, there are some Jewish communities and some of those beliefs get reflected, and even some Christian communities in Encyclopaedia Britannica even says that gospel was made known to Mohammed through apocryphal and heretical sources actually thought the Trinity was a father Mary and Jesus and so some heretical Christian beliefs are reflected in Islam anyway. He goes in the Mecca and from 510 610 8620 due to a disease trying to comfort it only makes 70 converts and 12 years you get confrontational and the people of Mecca decide to chase him out of town is nowhere to go, is in a sense, a Muslim refugee enjoy those 210 miles to the north to a Jewish city carpeting of the truth or nice day Lebanon is a Muslim immigrant and he goes in the minority neighborhoods and he begins to find people who have grievances against the Jewish controlled city and he begins to organize them into a following were familiar with the term of organizing in the community.
One is following its large enough. He and his followers go to the Jews and pressure them to accommodate them politically, the Jews do that for Katrina Bob is a political leader and then vomits followers back in Mecca get confrontational they chased out of town. They have nowhere to go.
They are Muslim refugees. They go to Medina as Muslim immigrants, and Mohammed allows his followers to rob the caravans headed to America in retaliation for the Americans chasing them out of town sure Jesus said if they take your coat, give your shirt Mohammed's attitude was that they take your house and retaliate take their caravan so Mohammed is 300 warriors in Iraq.
Caravans he actually gets a whole chapter of the Koran. It's a chapter 8 title of the spoils of war is a whole chapter on how to distribute building from the caravans.
There's a verse 3350. This is Allah has given you the slave girls as your booty and sold within five years of Mohammed coming into the Jewish town of Medina. There's not a Jew left in town. They were driven out killed or enslaved within five years Mohammed's death. Every pre-existing culture in Arabia is wiped out within the next 50 years.
The Muslims conquer Egypt, which used to be Christian, evangelized by market with the gospel, Matthew Mark Luke and John.
Muslims conquer Jerusalem, which had been a Byzantine Christian city since Constantine Muslims conquer Syria, which had been completely Christian for six centuries evangelized by the apostle Paul used to be 250 Catholic diocese along North Africa.
There are wiped out near 711 they conquer Spain but finally stopped outside of Paris.
At the battle of Tours in 732 A.D. exactly 100 years after the death of Mohammed 632 A.D. Marina Parish in a 100 year military campaign and this is the first century of Islam. There are those that look to this as their example, the same way Christians look to the first century Christianity is our example we come back and talk more about that not only some of the history of Islam in the news today. This is TMG radio you're listening to Bill Fetter very well known author and scholar break. What is your website and helping people find your books. Thanks, Alex and Bill at my website American minute.com American minute.com stating TMG radio is back after this. Our country is falling apart, political unrest, social upheaval, the breakdown of the family. The rise of atheism. The rise of Islam are religious freedoms are under attack. There's gender fluidity gender identity is making the mass of freedom of expression. So we need to put some skin in the game and love this nation. As Christians we are to stand strong. There has to be some personal investment in the living out in the preservation of their stance on American face help you become a champion champion for Christ stance on American Jason Jimenez and I lay out the facts about our nation. The current condition and how you yes you, your family, community be involved in seeking this great Republic stance on America as a guide for encouraging wherever Christian if you're Christian. You of course want to instill a biblical view of life in the hearts of your children, your pastor, you want to offer ministry that draws young families to your church. This is Alex McFarland encouraging you to check out my new book and video curriculum.
The 21 toughest questions your kids will ask about Christianity. I interviewed hundreds of children ages 5 to 12 and we address actual questions from actual children. The spiritual issues that are on the minds of your kids the book and video lessons are great for groups of any size and was produced with the goal of equipping kids to stand strong for Christ in any situation. The 21 toughest questions your kids will ask the book study guide and video series. You'll find email@example.com that AFA store.net and welcome back to TMG radio Dylan Burroughs Alex McFarlane against a little bit of a history lesson and Bill just a little bit about some of the rise of Islam in the latter half of the 20th century is in. I think a lot of people Islam really wasn't on the map too much until you know the late 70s, but some of the 20th century contextual framing of the rise of Islam for us if you would, so it was discovered in 1859, and Pennsylvania. The Drake Oilwell and then in Oklahoma and then in Baghdad. That's right.
And so we see this Ottoman Empire that began at 1071 in the middle and late 1800s. It's the sick man of Europe. I mean years of Sultan Abdul Hamid. The second got 13 wives each. Totally in that it got these kingdom going to break away, Greece and Armenia and Bulgaria and Albania to break away and he is like just exhibiting weakness in European powers are getting interested. Suddenly, oil was discovered in Baghdad and so when World War I starts half World War I took place in the Middle East and obviously Britain and the allies win and so just like they took a knife and carved up Europe Abdul one created new countries. Yugoslavia's over the same thing in the Middle East after the war. One big parted up and you had France take Syria and Lebanon as protectorate and you had Britain take Egypt, Iraq and middle Palestine as protectorate wanted America to take Armenia and we said no.
After World War I, and unfortunately those millionaire Armenians were killed.
Russia took a little sliver Italy wanted a little bit anyway the Ottoman Empire was gone and the Muslim world said okay will call this fundamental Sultan religion stuff not working so you have a secular leader in Turkey named Ataturk and he said Mohammed is may have worked for tribes in the desert is no good for a modern progressive state.
He says all Islam is his Arab politics and so he is ruled Turkey from 1924 1938 Ataturk outlaws the Arabic language outlaws the fences of the burqas and that changes the weekend from Friday, the Muslim holy day to Saturday and Sunday is the first one educate women and the addresses in business suits and so then you have some Nasser in Egypt and he wants to secularize Egypt and you see pictures of Cairo Egypt in the 1960s, it looks like Southern California and the Beach boys and the women in their swimsuits and then you have a better democratic election of a guiding bath the deck and he was becoming too friendly with Russia. And so, Eisenhower, America does the first CIA planned overthrow. A leader is called the Ajax operation make over kielbasa deck and reinstall the shop. The Shaw's family had been there but America placed the shot in power and soak is what you have, the stronger hand was pro-American Nasser in Egypt was wanting to secularize this country. You had Ataturk in Turkey and was moving in a westerly direction because we had airplanes, telephone televisions and they had no mountains of sand and so it was looking pretty good until two things. One Muslim brotherhood was started back in 1700 is fanatical desert wanderer group of capital crimes alleged even Lawrence of Arabia would help during World War I organize the Arabs total Turks. He called the lobby as a puritanical Muslim heresy anyway. Hobbies came up with the Saud family in 1924. They capture backup they going to capture all the radios were called Saudi Arabia.
The Saudis got control of Arabia by melding together with the Wahhabi, the most violent version of Islam.
And so here in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They still travel forms like every week and chopped up score and soak but that wasn't a big deal.
It was 1938 standard oil company discovers oil in Saudi Arabia and one generation. Saudi Arabia goes from the poorest Muslim country to the richest Muslim country, and they become a magnet for fundamentalism. The rest of the Muslim world is why should we be more secular. Be blessed. Let's be more fundamental like Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia used its money and influence to help support fundamentalist groups that branched off not just Wahhabi but Muslim brotherhood vocal around all show Bob Isis, Taliban and Al Qaeda.
All these groups basically trace themselves back to a hobby is as long as we been buying oil from them and spreading and so anyway in Islam have a concept when your enemy is strong retreat when your Newsweek attack so please fundamentalist group would target the secular leaders they would target the Sonntag target so.Egypt target of Lebanon and the Marine barracks over there and teach Jimmy Carter abandon the shawl Reagan. I love them.
But the plot of Lebanon and Pres. Obama abandons our ally Mubarak and then takes out Qaddafi, who at least was afraid of us was in our circle of influence and what happened is America showed weakness and this is an encouragement to the fundamentalist and they get excited when we show weakness as we 1948 Israel became a nation again, and this enthusiasm should switch to Christianity and the end times are here Jesus, back when they see the West showing weakness. This is very invigorating to them. They think it's going to happen. The whole world to submit to the will of Allah. So the weaker the dilemma is the nicer we show ourselves. I'll be really careful not to offend them.
The fundamental Muslims view that my scissors weakness and that's an encouragement to them to become more aggressive, what we have to pull away right now, but this is stirring information is exciting stuff in. You know every generation of Christians has a series of assignments from the Lord. I mean, were always to be about the great commission making disciples of all nations, and we may not like the assignment that's been handed to us, but one of the assignments in this era is that we faithfully proclaim Jesus to the Muslim world. We don't capitulate we don't say that Muslims and Christians believe the same thing or have the same message they don't.
The word of God is clear there is no Savior but the Lord Jesus Christ and certain Christian concepts like the Trinity and the deity of Christ that Jesus is God incarnate.
Some of those things Muslims find repugnant, but nevertheless we are to proclaim the gospel and we've got to speak the truth, but we we dare not cave in socially, politically, spiritually, we can't capitulate on the truth because there will be consequences in this life and the next. For those who do. Thanks for listening to three new generation radio truth for a new generation in association with Alex McFarland evangelistic ministries exist to equip Christians with the biblical worldview through conferences and camps for information about upcoming events visit for a new generation.com or give us a call at 877 yes God one that's 877 yes, God in the number one TMG radio is made possible by the friends of Alex McFarland evangelistic ministries PO Box 102310 NC 27404. That's PO Box 10231, North Carolina 27404. Give firstname.lastname@example.org or truth for a new generation.com. Thanks for listening and join us again next time.
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