Recently Islamic apologist Paul Williams posted a pretty good article on his website. It’s called How to Explain the Sharia to Your Christian Neighbor. If I were a Muslim, I’d pretty much use these arguments to defend Sharia to a Christian. Here is the article:
My favorite quote in this article is the following:
If you, as a Christian, want to oppose the Sharia, then at least be principled about it. Don’t “sell out” by invoking cheap secular arguments about “separation of church and state” and “freedom of religion,” arguments that are ultimately incoherent anyway. Don’t hide behind liberal secularism to attack Islamic law because that same liberal secularism is equally antithetical to your Christian faith, whether you want to admit it or not.
Yes! Thank you! This is exactly what Western Christians don’t understand. Modern Western society and true Christianity are like oil and water. They can fit in the same glass but they’ll never mix. The West may have been Christian at one point but it certainly isn’t anymore. Although Jesus Christ wins in the end, the French Revolution has taken a firm hold in what used to be called Christendom.
If I am to be consistent in condemning Muslims for using secular arguments and quoting secular authorities like Bart Ehrman against the Bible and Christianity, I have to be equally, if not more hard on my fellow Christians for using French Revolution and Freemasonic arguments against Sharia.
If one doesn’t believe me, just look at the following statements by one of the greatest Christian theologians who ever lived, Pope Pius IX. Pius IX writes:
And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that “that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace may require.” From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an “insanity,” viz., that “liberty of conscience and worship is each man’s personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way.”
– Quanta Cura, 3, December 8, 1864
The following Statements were condemned by the Syllabus of Errors on the same day Quanta Cura was published:
55. The Church ought to be separated from the State, and the State from the Church.
80. The Roman Pontiff can, and ought to, reconcile himself, and come to terms with progress, liberalism and modern civilization.
Well there you have it. As a Christian one must oppose freedom of religion, democracy, and the secular state.
To all who read this, know that this isn’t a bad thing. When a Muslim defends Sharia like this, he’s giving you an invitation to debate the validity of Islam. Don’t quote from secularists or Freemasons. Use this as an opportunity. After all, if Islam falls, Sharia has no basis or support. Engage the Muslim. Don’t let him get away with statements he hasn’t earned like the supposed corruption of the Scriptures. If you don’t have good enough arguments, read this blog. I provide plenty.
It’s painful to watch Christians making silly arguments against Sharia and Islam. Sadly, most Christians have never read the Scriptures or studied Church history. We live in a dark age but we have to keep on fighting.