The ‘Christian’ West!

We begin by destroying the myth that Western culture is Christian culture. True Christianity cannot be held responsible for immorality in the West. There is a great difference between being “Western” and being “Christian”. No one is born a Christian and there is no such thing as a Christian nation.

The shameful ungodliness of most Europeans is a grief to every true follower of Jesus Christ. It has done huge harm to the reputation of those who genuinely turn from sin and receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

Many Muslims have even falsely accused Christians of inciting and encouraging immoral behaviour. This is a slander equivalent to me saying that every Muslim encourages terrorism. Neither statement is at all true.

A holy God never condones unholy behaviour

God is the founder of the Christian faith. The Tawrat (Torah), the Zabur (Psalms), and the Injil (Gospel) have always warned people not to grieve God by living an unholy life. In reading the Bible, Muslims may be surprised to see how often it speaks very clearly on both moral and ethical subjects.

Take, for example, male-female relations. The Bible categorically prohibits sexual relations outside the marriage of one man to one woman for life. Indeed, Jesus says that the simple fact of looking at a woman while desiring it in her heart is already an act of adultery. To think  an evil thought is already a guilty act, the intention is equal to the action. Jesus taught that husbands and wives owe mutual love and faithfulness to each other. He taught parents to educate their children in reverence and obedience to God and his commandments. Jesus even taught us to love our enemies. Look at the 10 commandments, or read the Sermon on the Mount, the very first message Jesus delivered. (Exodus 20, Matthew 5-7)

The truth about this is quite simple.

The moral state of society goes from bad to worse, not because they are following the Christian Faith, but because they are refusing to listen to the Word of God. They want to live without God and do as they please. There are so many people who have no idea what the Bible teaches. No wonder they live in a way that displeases God. The problem is that most Muslims think that all Westerners are Christians. It is not at all true.