JIHADISM MUST CONTINUE TO THRIVE (6)
SIR AHMADU BELLO: a staunch supporter Othman dan Fodio’s jihadism
(…continues from part five…)
6) Credited to the first Premier of the Northern Region of Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, is what he told the Northerners, just twelve days after the Nigerian independence. The Premier was quoted as saying, “The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our grandfather, Othman dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We must use the minorities of the North as willing tools and South as conquered territories and never allow their future. – SIR AHMADU BELLO, October 12, 1960.
From day one of Northern Nigeria’s walk into politics they were determined to offer Nigeria to the cause of Islamism. You may not notice it, but, Ahmadu Bello’s choice of “We must ruthlessly prevent” is jihadic typicality of appropriation. Amen. Selah! When Christians vow to take a country to Jesus, what they mean is serious evangelism throughout that country. The evangelizing Christians approach people with the glorious words of Jesus Christ, the Saviour, and His saving grace has always been the focus. No one is harassed. No one gets roughly pinned down to say the prayer of salvation. And if anyone says, “I’m a Moslem, so, take your preaching elsewhere,” we tell them, “We are not preaching religion. We are telling people about salvation of the soul. All you have to do is, listen to what the Bible says, if you agree, you will be required to say the sinner’s prayer. Get born again, and we will leave you in the hands of the Holy Spirit to take care of your new life with God.” Some will say, “Okay, let’s hear you;” and those who will maintain their unshaking stand of, “I’m a Moslem, there’s nothing anyone can do about it,” resolutely, we quietly walk away, as if nothing happened.
Dan Fodio: 18th-19th century lover of jihadism
Book Haram had continued to ravage the Nigerian States. ISWAP is doing everything almost unchallenged by the Nigerian Armed Forces. Have they not captured many Local Governments? Have they not demanded jizya of Islamic jihadism? Why? Othman dan Fodio blew the trumpet of jihad; he wielded the sword Muhammadanism, conquered the North for Islam. Sir Ahmadu Bello, a Mohammadan warrior, sounded an ominous reiteration of dan Fodio’s jihad. They have read the Qur’an. The Islamic sacred book underpins the words of Islamic leaders; and that is why jihadism must flourish globally!
“My Kingdom is not of this world”
Islam does not just dragoon Muhammadanism on its victims; it seeks to dominate political lives of conquered lands. Muhammad is just the opposite of Jesus. “My Kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36), are the words of Jesus Christ. ‘Kingdom’ in the Greek is basileia (ɓa-siy-lei’-a) ‘1. (properly) royalty. 2. (abstractly) rule. 3. (concretely) a realm.’ Basileia comes from basileus (ɓa-siy-lefs’) meaning: ‘a sovereign (king, emperor, ruler).’ The word, ‘world’ is kosmos (koz’-mos): ‘1. orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration. 2. (by implication) the world including its inhabitants.’ By that time of Adamic occupation of the earth, it was under the rulership of sinfulness of Satanism. Lucifer is scripturally called ‘the god of this world’ in 2Corinthians 4:4; a proof of the fact that he is undoubtedly the controller of the system of this world of sin. Jesus would not set up His divine government on a sinful earth; Lucifer must have to be removed. Muhammad says he believes in Jesus Christ, but the thing is when he marched into Mecca, he eventually ruled Saudi Arabia as both its spiritual and political hegemony. Quite unlike Jesus Christ is the person of Muhammad.
Lucifer – the god of this world.
I believe he, Muhammad, probably did not realize that he was engaged in a co-rulership with Satan, the god of this world. Jesus will remove the Antichrist, then, He will bring the most peaceful rule which was experienced before the fall of man. 2Thessalonians 2:7-8 “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:” then we have another verse of Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ prayer:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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