His hand will be against every man…

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

Have you ever wondered why Islam is at war with the rest of the world? What else describes the state of constant turmoil wherein jihad has been declared and the only solution is total subjugation or annihilation of its enemies? The answer may surprise you; but not those who’ve been reading the scriptures.

A friend of mine pointed to the answer, why Islam is at war with everyone; it’s found in the Bible of all places. Those unfamiliar with the notion that our Creator knows the end from the beginning might want to consider the implications of an all knowing God. He sure pegged this one.

Abraham was without an heir in his older years. Sarai, his wife and unable to bear him a child, explained it would be acceptable for him to conceive with Hagar, her Egyptian handmaid; the rest is history. Two nations sprang from Abraham’s loins, the offspring of Hagar followed closely by the offspring of Sarai. Their descendants are two distinct nations; we know them as Islam and Israel.

But why is Islam the way it is, in a constant state of war with everyone? The answer is found in the book of Genesis 16:12; it marks the lineage of Ishmael, son of Hagar.

“And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

I looked up the reference to “wild man”: “HEB wild ass (metaphorical here for freedom-loving; probably a nomad).” The term seems to apply to much of Islam, a nomadic people who either subjugate or annihilate those around them in order to possess lands; no intent to do anything except make an historical observation.

The politicians of the world can set up negotiations and claim that peace is at hand, but they are only fooling themselves. Islam is incapable of settling the rift which began all because Abraham slept with an Egyptian handmaiden, a handmaiden who knew from the get go her son would always be less favored in the eyes of the Lord.

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”

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