And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
On November 25, President Obama congratulated the Muslims in Mecca who preformed the Hajj and were celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. Very few Americans know what is the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha. What the President did was such a tremendous slap in the face to Jews and Christians. The President’s speech follows:
“Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world’s major religions.
During Hajj, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering, three million Muslims from all walks of life – including thousands of American Muslims – will stand in prayer on Mount Arafat. The following day, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha and distribute food to the less fortunate to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son out of obedience to God.
This year, I am pleased that the Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Saudi Health Ministry to prevent and limit the spread of H1N1 during Hajj. Cooperating on combating H1N1 is one of the ways we are implementing my administration’s commitment to partnership in areas of mutual interest.
On behalf of the American people, we would like to extend our greetings during this Hajj season -Eid Mubarak”
The reason Eid-ul-Adha is so offensive is because it is a direct assault on the authority of the Bible. Islam teaches that Ishmael was Abraham’s only son, and that Abraham offered Ishmael as a sacrifice and not Isaac as described in the Bible! Eid al-Adha: “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid” is a holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.”
Islam is a direct assault on both Judaism and Christianity, and Eid-ul-Adha is part of it. Islam is specially against Christianity. Mohammad wrote the Koran and created Islam to replace Christianity. Islam is a direct attack on the Christian faith as a study of the Koran easily reveals.
Four fundamental doctrines of Christianity are: that God is in the form of the Holy Trinity; the Lord Jesus is the only begotten Son of God; and He died on the cross and then rose from the dead. The Koran directly attacks all four doctrines. For a full study of this see my article titled: The Koran Directly Attacks Christianity.
The following are Suras from the Koran showing this attack on Christianity.
The Blessed Holy Trinity
: Sura 4.171 O followers of the Book! do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only an apostle of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His apostles, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son
, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.
The Lord Jesus is the Only Begotten Son of God: Sura 9.30 And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!
The Lord Jesus Died on the Cross: Sura 4.157 And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa [Jesus] son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure
The Lord rose from the dead: (158) Nay! Allah took him up to Himself; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Eid-ul-Adha is another example of how Islam is a direct confrontation with Christianity. Genesis 22 records the attempt of Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. It was done on Mt Moriah which later was the place where the Jewish Temple was built and the death of the Lord Jesus took place. Abraham offering Isaac was a picture of the Lord Jesus being offered for our sins. The Bible is very clear it was Isaac who was offered, and Isaac is even referred to as the only begotten son of Abraham. I suggest you read Genesis 22 to understand the entire incident:
Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son.
The Bible is very clear that the covenant God made with Abraham was continued through Isaac and NOT with Ishmael:
Genesis 17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.(20) And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget,
and I will make him a great nation. (21) But my covenant will I establish with Isaac …”
Muslims challenge the authority of the Bible by claiming this incident occurred with Ishmael and not Isaac. This is evident by referring to Ishmael as Abraham’s only son. The Bible refers to Isaac as the “only begotten son of Abraham because he was the son of the everlasting covenant. Islam is rejecting the authority of the Bible and replacing it with the Koran. The Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Adhi celebrates what the Bible states happened with Isaac and not Ishmael!
Because Muslims believe that the teachings of the Koran supersede the Bible, they do not recognize the Bible’s authority and that the Jewish people still have an everlasting covenant with the Holy God of Israel regarding the land of Israel. Islam rejects this covenant because it rejects the authority of the Bible; thus, the great confrontation, which is just on the horizon, is coming between the Holy God of Israel and allah.
God has once again established the nation of Israel. He did this according to the everlasting covenant He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the scriptures from the prophets which state this would happen. The prophets warn what will happen to the nations that try and destroy this reborn nation: they face total destruction (I write about this in my book As America Has Done To Israel.) Many Muslim nations now seem to be marshaling their forces for a great jihad against Israel and Jerusalem. Israel is a very small nation, but ultimately, it is defended by the God of Israel. When the smoke clears from this jihad, a verse from Psalm 83 will come into play:
Psalm 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
Obama with his Muslim background knows full well what Eid-ul-Adha represents. He must know that it represents the authority of Islam over the Bible. Without any fear of the Holy God of Israel, he sent this message of congratulation to the Muslims.