When I was in the public school system, we did not study him, nor was he hardly ever named. All that has radically changed for U.S. schoolchildren. Now despite the absurd, unconstitutional doctrine of the separaion of church and state being applied rigorously (and illegally) by secular humanists to anything that even smacks of a Christian viewpoint or Christian origin, Islam's teachings, prayers, etc., are being taught California schoolchildren, whether their parents like it or not.
Now we hear that if you dare say anything against this great Unknown, his devoted followers will kill us--or so they shout and scream in their demonstrations and in their horrible, hate-filled banners. Actually, they don't just threaten us with death, they say they will behead us with their dull knives--like the ones they use in Iraq and Afghanistan on the American servicemen who are there to set them free from tyranny and help get democratic society into the country that has known only brutal dictatorship.
Yes, behead us, after they have, no doubt, tortured us in unspeakable ways in front of our loved ones. I cannot even mention the things I have heard they do to innocent people. Muslims attack and behead two sweet little girls who are trying to walk home from their Christian school in Indonesia--and no Muslims rise up to condemn their cruel murders of innocent Christian children! The masses of "moderate" Muslims are silent--ABSOLUTELY SILENT. Why? They are complicit--unable to speak out because they condone it.
As a Christian who hates abortion with all my heart, I am nevertheless not allowed by God to hate abortionists and wish they would be shot to death by those who hate abortion doctors--I confess, I did condone in my heart once such a crime, but I won't do it again--it is utterly unchristlike. Christ LOVED His enemies (which included me once upon a time!). If Islam is a religion of peace, if not love, then Muslims must rise up and condemn men who commit crimes against their enemies, which they say themselves are Christians and Jews. So why then is brutality of the same kind, committed by Muslims against Christians and Jews, any different? This is demonic wickedness masquerading as holy service to Allah their god. They do this to even their own Muslim people (Sunni against Shiites, or vice versa)--so they are not going to treat us "Western infidels" any kinder!
Why? What on earth possesses these people to turn them into such inhuman beasts? They treat people far worse than they treat any animal! What was so special about Mohammed that his followers today will commit any atrocity against people who disagree with him and his violence-condoning religion? On the other hand, it is all right with them that they defame our precious Jesus Christ in our hearing. They have sayings of defammation and even blasphemy against Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord in the Quran that they quote, and these are even inscribed right up in the ceiling of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem (that shining, gold-domed shrine that covers the rock from which Mohammed supposedly ascended after he died). The inscription in that ceiling declares that God has no Son! That is a complete lie, as Jesus is God's Only Begotten Son! They permit no Christian prayers anywhere near that shrine, as well, it is supposed by them to be so holy. I felt something was wrong about that beautiful shrine, by the way, on a tour I made to the Holy Land, and a fellow tour member came to me after she and the rest had toured the shrine, and she told me she had been praying under her breath, quietly, in the shrine, and a man came and furiously told her to stop. How could he have heard her? He didn't! But the wicked, religious, demon spirits in that place heard her plainly, and sent the man to stop her praying holy prayers, which are the only things demons fear, since they know who is really Boss, Who is really God, and it is not Mohammed's Allah, it is God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! She was praying quietly in the Spirit, so the Devil couldn't tell what she was praying, only that she was praying things that were reaching God's throne!
Again, what is so special about Mohammed, that his followers (which liked to call Allah's slaves) take his teachings as the Word of God over the true Word of God, which is the Bible?
LAMPLIGHTER Magazine, November-December issue, of Dr. Reagan's Lion and Lamb Ministries, has this quote about Mohammed: "'Mohammed posed as the apostle of God, the seal of the prophets, the destroyer of idolatry, the preacher of the one true God, and the reformer of morals. But his life was marked by innumerable marriages, great licentiousness, deeds of rapine, warfare, conquests, and unmerciful butcheries. All the time he invoked God's holy name to sanction his evil deeds, ordering prayers while at the same time propagating Islam everyhwhere by fire and sword.'--Father J. L. Menezes in his book, "The Life and Religion of Mohammed: The Prophet of Arabia."
Only the love and Gospel and power of Jesus Christ can break down the walls that keep them imprisoned. They are walls built by powerful demonic forces, to keep their souls in the kingdom of darkness. Will we Christians feel compassion to pray for their deliverance? Will we do what the Christians of preceding ages failed to do--carry the soul-liberating and healing Gospel to these brothers and sisters who are thirsting for the Truth--living without real hope of salvation, unsure all their lives where they will be spending eternity once they draw their last breath and die?
They are all captured by a religion of men's religious works, a legalistic set of things they must do in order to possibly qualify for heaven--"possibly qualify," it must be repeated, for not one of them can be sure of salvation and heaven--unless he or she "chooses death," martyrdom, brought about by killing us infidels--men, women and children and babies--by making themselves a lethal bomb and then walking into a schoolyard, or a church, or a wedding, or a restaurant, or a crowded bus or airport. If this wasn't being done repeatedly, we could not believe it--but the news won't let us put our heads back in the sand. Islam has become--thanks to the suicide bombers who think they are heaven-bound--an inescapable issue for us Christians. It is about time we considered the precious children of Islam and quit ignoring them. They are beautiful people! I know they are beautiful, for I have lived among them, both Muslim Arab and Muslim Turkish people. God loves them just as much as us!
For two thousand years the critics have tried every way they could to disprove the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and they have all failed miserably--most of whom have become Christians. But who has proven the Resurrection of Mohammed? Was his tomb under hostile armed guard by Christian soldiers who wanted him there to keep his disciples from spreading a lie that he had risen from the dead? Does his resurrection stand in any court of law where the rules of evidence are operating impartially?
Yet this is not the only proof that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the World, the Lord of heaven and earth, and Mohammed has no place. Jesus said: "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man comes to the Father but by Me." He backed this up by His being raised from the dead, just as He promised. Did Mohammed promise to rise again from the dead, before he died? Jesus, by the way, did not die--it is written, He laid his life down (I John 3:16). No man took his life or had the power to take His life--He gave it freely for our sake, to save us all from our sins.
Now we get to the heart of the question: What is so special about Mohammed? and What is so special about Jesus Christ?
Mohammed sinned. He was born in sin, and sinned, and died like any mortal man. But Jesus never sinned. He was not born in sin. He did not live or even die like any mortal man.
Jesus Christ, being God's Son, was sinless, spotless, without blemish, and provided Himself willingly as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. A sacrifice needed to be made for man's sin--and no amount of bowing, praying, giving alms, and making pilgrimages to the holy places could substitute for that Sacrifice. God is so holy He could only accept a perfect sacrifice. No born in sin man could provide a perfect sacrifice, since no man since Adam has been born without sin. And the Bible says, "The wages of sin is death." So Mohammed, like any mortal man, however holy he may be or be thought to be by his followers, will die, and perish, as a consequence of his sin--except that his sin is covered by the blood, by the Perfect Sacrifice, of the ONE TRUE PERFECT AND BLAMELESS LAMB OF GOD THAT IS JESUS CHRIST ALONE!
"FORASMUCH AS YE KNOW THAT YE WERE NOT REDEEMED WITH CORRUPTIBLE THINGS, AS SILVER AND GOLD, FROM YOUR VAIN LIFE RECEIVED BY TRADITION FROM YOUR FATHERS; BUT WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST, AS OF A LAMB WITHOUT BLEMISH AND WITHOUT SPOT; who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith a and hope might be in God.
"Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed [Mohammed's, Buddha's, Mahatma Gandhi's, Mao's, Zoroaster's, the Dalai Lama's, Rev. Moon's, Scientologist Hubbard's...], but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
"For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
"Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby; if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious."--I Peter 1: 18-25; I Peter 2: 1-3.