Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Look At Sharia Law

One of my Bebo friends had posted this prayer:

Lord jesus i ask that you use all things at your disposal and not allow sharia law to be established in the uk. i pray lord that you overthrow the judge who says its ok and that britiain will once again know that there is a God who reighns. in jesus name amen

I realized I've heard of this sharia law stuff but I don't know much about sharia law - so I did some reading about it.

Sharia law is the Muslim law, sharia means "the path to a watering hole." Apparently, there are different degrees of sharia law and judgments for straying/error - passive to extreme. All sharia laws come forth from the Quran, and some from the sayings of Mohammad and even his acquaintances. Sharia law has been likened to the Judean law and to the Christian's Biblical laws, where we get a lot of our (USA) judicial wisdom from, at least we used to base our justice on God's word.

According to this website, "for the last fifteen years more than one thousand women have been stoned to death." (In Iran.) Stoning, what a horrible and slow way to die. I was revolted by the description of this stoning carried out in our day (!) Iran. This stoning came about because of a man wanting to be relieved of his marriage who accused his wife of adultery, punishable by stoning. The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob's wrath and revenge rest on his head, and all those in authority that threw stones at her and all the many other innocent women. (WARNING: Very graphic and detailed account of a stoning.)

Stoning was also part of the God of the Bible and of the Torah's (The five books of Moses) remedy to sin in the Old Testament. Sin is so revolting that we should flee it like we are fleeing for our lives! God hates sin that much... that He would allow stoning to keep sin from permeating His people's lives.

That brings me to realize what a wonderful Savior we know if we know Christ Jesus. We were born into the day of grace! We through Christ have freedom from these awful laws, and live in this wonderful period of grace! Freedom from punishment and to live sinful? NO.. just like Paul said. (Romans). I am so thankful for Christ Jesus, and the sacrifice He was willing to become for me to pay the awful price for my sin, and all those that also choose to believe.

Sharia ultimately degrades society and diminishes freedom. American Thinker

My heart is heavy for women born into the Muslim faith, pray for them today. Pray for the UK government, that God's will be done so that His word can continue to reach all those that have not heard the Gospel yet. Stand in Christ every day, every moment. Be vigilant. Keep praying for God's will to be done in the UK and on earth.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. Jesus. (John 13: 34,35)

By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. This is the new covenant way to treat each other and the repenting sinners. Being known for being loving towards each other should be the only way for faithful followers of Christ to be known. So let's let our Light's shine! That light is love for one another --- which we can have ----through Christ.


Jettie said...

Hello there!! I can't imagine it!!! I really can't!! it is so horrible!!
You are always so informative!!

Constance said...

UGH! I read the graphic account and all I could think of was Christ being presented with the woman caught in the very act of adultery. It gave me a little more insight into what stoning really was all about. I also thought of Stephen being martyred in that manner for the cause of Christ.

I can envision Christ picking up one of those stones and confronting the woman's accusers. The weight of the situation, the fear that had to be in the woman as she anticipated her fate. She was fully aware of stoning and had probably witnessed it herself.

Then I think of Christ's words, the Sinless One confronting the sinful. Jesus, pure love in the flesh, the 2nd (infinite) chance giver, the shock and the relief, the gratitude of undeserved mercy...

2000 years later, that still speaks to all of us who are in Christ...undeserved mercy and grace!




I learned so much from your post. It made me so thankful to be under grace and not law. My heart breaks for those who have to live under these kinds of laws, seemly without hope unless someone tells them about Jesus Christ and then even in their bondage they are free. Thank you for this post. connie from Texas

e-Mom said...

It's difficult to imagine living under other legal systems. Ours is certainly not perfect, but I'm grateful it's based on Judeo-Christian ethics. :~D

BTW, there's an award waiting for you at Chrysalis!

mrsjojo said...

Very interesting, a country that has strayed from God's word is now open to promoting a religion that is totally against our loving God. There is so much bondage in the Muslim religion and sooo much freedom in faith in Jesus Christ.
I hope that our country can see what is happening and figure out that we don't want to follow in UK's footsteps.
Thanks for the research you did for this post, Connie.