In their latest English addition of "Dabiq Magazine," ISIS is calling on Christians to abandon Christianity, arguing that Christ Himself was "a slave to Allah."
While appealing to all "Christians," they are particularly targeting the Unitarian Universalist Church, because they believe the Unitarians are the most confused---and do not believe in the biblical Trinity.
Meanwhile, the Satanist Temple---which describes itself as an "atheist" organization, is forcing schools across the country to allow them to set up "After School Satan" clubs based on the model of Child Evangelism's "Good News Clubs."
These clubs are due to open as this new school year begins in schools from Oregon to New York City.
"Dabiq" magazine is slick. Well done. High quality print and graphics, etc.
The message is deadly. And deceptive.
The current issue is calling on Christians to abandon Christianity, arguing that Jesus Himself was "a slave to of Allah" who will "wage jihad" upon returning to earth.
This, the 15th issue of the magazine, is titled "Break The Cross" and is dedicated to convincing Christians that Jesus was a prophet of Allah, was never crucified, and that most of the New Testament is a perversion of Jesus' story orchestrated by St. Paul, a "criminal treacherous Jew" who gave up massacring Christians in order to subvert the religion from the inside.
Breitbart concludes, "It's articles strive to depict Christianity as a pagan religion based on a false Jesus, arguing that the only true Jesus is the prophet of Islam."
The articles are written in a way as to project a kind of "compassionate outreach" toward those who have been "deceived by Christianity."
The introduction to the magazine makes clear the intention of this current issue. The editors write this: "In essence, we explain why they must abandon their infidelity and accept Islam, the religion of sincerity, and submission to the Lord of the heavens and the earth."
It also makes the claim that "because there are 4 gospels, none of which was written by Jesus Himself, no part of the New Testament is trustworthy, most of all the crucifixion."
The article quotes Muhammad, who happened to live 600 years later, as declaring that "Jesus was not crucified," did not die on a cross, and certainly was not resurrected.
And St Paul? They don't think much of him either. They refer to him as a "criminal, treacherous Jew" who "intentionally sought to deviate the monotheistic Nazarenes in order to tarnish Jesus' name---even if it meant Paul's own persecution," they write.
They spend a great deal of effort in trying to reach "Unitarians"--people who claim to be Christians, but deny the Trinity.
ISIS explains, "The Holy Trinity is a necessary component of St. Paul's writing, because he was teaching a form of polytheism, intended to bring down Christianity."
It's interesting that the groups most specifically targeted are 1.) the Unitarian Church, which explicitly rejects the biblical teaching of the Trinity---AND, rejects imposing exclusively Christian doctrine on its members. And 2.) those who are not well grounded in biblical teaching.
While ISIS, the group who is killing Christians around the world simply because they are Christians, is trying to proselytize US Christians with a false compassion---for now, the atheists are on an all out mission to indoctrinate our children.
The Satanic Temple, a group that describes itself as "an atheistic religious organization that uses the symbol of Satan to inspire civil justice," says they have decided "to spread their message in elementary schools in direct response to Christian groups who operate after-school clubs in public schools."
KUTV TV in Utah, which is one of many states the atheists are planning to open their "After School Satan" clubs, reports that the Satanist group are demanding the same accommodations as the "Child Evangelism Fellowship," a Christian organization that operates the "Good News Club."
The TV station says "'After School Satan' aims to have a similar format, but with a different focus on the 'free-inquiry and rationalism'."
A spokesman for the atheists/Satanists says, "It's important that children be given an opportunity to realize that the evangelical materials now creeping into their schools are representative of but one religious opinion amongst many."
The "Good News Club" has been challenged and courts have allowed them to continue.
The "After School Satan" club wants the same court rulings applied to them.
This attempt to open "After School Satan" clubs is not only in Utah. I have discovered they are also demanding permission in Oregon, Maryland, New York, and Arizona. I could not find any application for the Satan Club in Washington State as of yesterday.
However, it will come. These folks have promised they are planning to open "After School Satan" clubs in every state. They plan to do so this coming school year.
There has been a strong push back by parents and citizens in Utah. I expect that will happen in other states as well, as people become aware of it.
If you are aware of any activity by this group in Washington---or elsewhere, let me know. You can post it in the comments below and let everyone know.
A spokesman for the Satanist/ atheist group says Christianity is destructive.
He says, "'Good News Clubs' focuses on indoctrinating and instilling children with fear of Hell."
You tell me---who is deceived?
Colossians 2:8,9 comes to mind:
"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ."
"For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power."
Be Prayerful. Be Informed. Be Strong. Be Faithful. Be Blessed.