from Shane's Muslim Connect
A friend who’s lived among Muslims for decades and is way smarter than me says every Muslim hopes in their heart that Islam will take over the world. A Muslim Connect reader who’s more honest than me confesses to being mildly “triggered” by that notion.
How about you? Do you wonder about that? Worry about it?
First: If so, what are we fearing about a Muslim takeover? Losing our way of life? Suffering of some sort? And what’s beneath that? If I dig down, I find that my worrying lands on a sad assumption that God’s getting beaten. Or more likely that I’m quite mistaken in my understanding of God.
Second: if it’s true that Muslims are trying to take over the world, what is the biblical response? I’m honestly interested in your thoughts on this (comment here). What does the Bible say we should actually think and do, whether that supports or contradicts American (or your country’s) ideology?
Third: do you suppose others wonder about being overrun? Do Muslims worry about Christians taking over the world? What do non-Christians feel when they see a Christmas card or song quoting Isaiah 9.7:
"Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end. . . from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this."
It’s vexing sometimes. I honestly believe Jesus will reign on the earth. And that he won’t make everyone to follow Islam, as some Muslims believe.
In the meantime, though, there’s plenty of pain and challenge to go around. Jesus’ words warn and encourage: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”