The Face Of Evil


Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

~2 Corinthians 4:4, NLT


People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege.

~David Livingston

I think I mentioned yesterday that I am reading the INSANITY OF GOD. The author, Nik Ripkin, says something is chapter 14 {page 119} that I do not totally agree with. He said, “Islam is not the real enemy, lostness is the real enemy.” I suppose some would say, the spiritual darkness that lost people walk in in the enemy. Just as an orchestra had a conductor, so evil has a conductor or orchestrator. Evil, like crime is organized and the mastermind behind evil is Satan. However, you and I cannot see Satan because he is a spiritual being. We do see Muslims with AK-47’s. Islam is not the primary source of evil but it is the face of evil. Those who organized Islam into a religion did so to unify Arabs. The mission of Islam is to wipe out all infidels and that includes Jews, Christians and anyone who stands in their way. It is a hate religion created by man for the purpose of exploiting and ruling other men.

Becoming a Muslim requires no repentance. Islam plays to our sinful nature. It appeals to our unhappiness and it legitimizes our hate and ill will. This is why it is so popular with blacks, it gives them religious sanctuary for hating white people. Billy Graham said some 50 years ago that Islam would take Africa and it has. Islam does well among embittered people because it sanctions their revenge against those who have oppressed them or those who they think have oppressed them. 

Nik Ripkin spent years in Somalia. He was there during the Black Hawk down episode. He was there during Bush’s OPERATION RESTORE HOPE. He was there when the Marines landed and he saw the calming effect of a military presence but of course, the Muslims did not want the US there and they sabotaged everything Bush and others tried to do. They murdered all the Christians and did everything possible to drive all Westerner out of the country. This includes RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS who were feeding thousands daily. Why would any sane person drive out the very people who were giving you food and medical care? As Mother would say, “They cut off their nose to spite their face.” The Muslims murdered four of Ripkin’s native staff members. They not only murdered them, they made sure their bodies could not be recovered. This is the insanity that rules Africa.

America could feed Africa IF we could get the food goods to the people but between Islam, evil tribal war lords and the black market–it is all but impossible to get the things they need to them. American’s are compassionate and we were pouring millions into Somalia through 5 different relief agencies before the Muslim went on a rampage. I am a Putin fan. As far as I am concerned, Trump can tell him anything he wants about the Muslims. The Russians are ahead of us–they understand that Islam is a threat and Putin is not concerned about political correctness. Putin has done more to stop the persecution of Christians than any leader on the globe. He hasn’t done much, but he has done more than anyone else. He is not a fan of Islam and he doesn’t see the peaceful side. That would be due to the fact, it has no peaceful side. It is a world of iniquity, set on fire by hell.

As I was reading Chapter 14 last night, the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow came to mind…

And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said; “For hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Africa has been referred to as the Dark Continent. The darkness there is not the color of the skin but the spiritual darkness. Africans felt used and exploited by the colonization of Western Europe, in their resentment they embraced Islam. They jumped from the frying pan into the fire and now they are in the grip of evil. Thank God, Longfellow had one more verse to his famous song…

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; the Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, with peace on earth, good-will to men.”

By the way, African Christians are the most gracious people I’ve ever met and they love Jesus. When they say JESUS IS OUR ONLY HOPE, they mean it. It is a cliche here in America but there it is the gospel truth.

Long blog, sorry about that! You might want to get a copy of Ripkin’s book, THE INSANITY OF GOD. Joye Tucker gave me mine. The chapters are very short and easy to read. Ripkin was raised on a farm in Kentucky. He is a country boy that you can understand. Reading the book has revived a lot of memories and it has confirmed the decision by the IMB to not appoint me as a Missionary. They were going to send us to Africa if appointed. I know now that they were right and I was wrong.

I am not going to mention the R word. Don’t forget to pray for our President.

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