Expansionists: Russia and Islam

In a recent article, called “Islam is the Only Winner in the Ukraine War,” Daniel Greenfield stated, “Wars are wonderful distractions. Especially wars that don’t involve us and in which our only stake is a hashtag and a position. But unless we start thinking seriously about the future, we won’t just lose, we will cease to exist.”

As the world’s attention has been drawn to Russia and Ukraine, another aggressive world power continues to rapidly expand its reach, however unlike Russia this world power is not limited to a specific geographical area which makes its expansion less noticeable. Who is this world power? Islam – self-described as a religion, but more accurately defined as a totalitarian, political system.

To compare, Russia has population of roughly 146 million people and is declining. Islam, however, boasts a population of approximately 1.9 billion and is growing. Even within Russia, the Muslim population is growing with a birthrate of 2.5 children for Muslims compared to a birth rate of 1.5 for other Russians. In developed countries, the replacement rate is 2.1 children per woman in order to maintain a stable population. 

Islam’s expansionist nature has existed since its inception through jihad (war), migration and high birth rates. The Pew Research Center reports that by 2050, the Muslim population in Europe will more than double depending on migration rates. Even if migration was halted the Muslim population would still rise due to high birth rates among Muslims in Europe. The Pew Research groups predicts by 2050, 29.7% of the world’s population will be Muslim, an increase from the current figure of 23.5%.

As we focus on these numbers remember Matthew 9:38, “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”

Prayer Point:

Lord, You are the Lord of the harvest of souls and it is Your harvest field. We pray that You will send out workers to preach the truth to every Muslim with the message that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God who will give them salvation from their sins and the gift of eternal life.

 We Take Up the Rod of Heaven’s Authority:

We declare during this Ramadan season that the Muslim people will fully recognize their spiritual hunger, and have a strong desire, even a craving for the truth of the Word of God.

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