Almost 1300 years ago Christian Europe was obsessed with the Muslim question. The question was not one of immigration but invasion. Virtually every week, the news would come of another Christian city sacked and slaughtered. And the Christian leaders began to ask, is this the judgment of God.
The answer to many in that day was to say yes, God was punishing His Church for her lack of fidelity. They began to refer to the Muslim wars as the Muslim Scourge. Eventually, the Christian leaders began to mount an effective defense against the Islamist invaders.
France was protected, and Spain was liberated. So, now once again, Europe is in danger of disappearing. No longer is Europe Christian, not even in name. And we once again are faced with the question. Is this the judgment of God?
We must ask this because European Christians like their American counterparts are opposed to any idea of “Dominion.” The idea that God has given the Christian the command to bring the world under the submission of Jesus (Gen. 1:28; Matt. 28:18-20) is abhorrent to most Christians.
Even in the face of the sinner’s twisting of this command as we see in the call for Muslim Dominion, as in the call to Turks in Europe to overtake their “oppressors” the Christian is unmoved. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants Turks to take dominion.
“From here I say to my citizens, I say to my brothers and sisters in Europe… Educate your children at better schools, make sure your family live in better areas, drive in the best cars, live in the best houses,” said Erdogan.
“Have five children, not three. You are Europe’s future.”
This call should shake us to the core as most Christians hate the idea of having large families and the hope of overtaking the world with Christian ideals and practice. But we have to ask, is this not the work of God to punish us for not obeying Him.
I am afraid that Europe will not repent before it is too late.