6-Week Series: Against All Odds

Sermon Illustrations

Posted: September 21, 2006 © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com: Noviana Malewa and three of her friends were walking on their way to a private Christian high school in Posa Kota subdistrict of Indonesia on Oct 29, 2005, when they were assaulted by six masked Islamic terrorists - jihadists wielding machetes. Three of the girls were decapitated and Noviana suffered a massive slash that ran from her cheek to her neck.

Noviana survived because the sword slash did not make a direct connection and she ran away bleeding. Authorities reported the heads of the three girls were found in bags on the steps of a church and along a road, carrying a message, "We will murder 100 more Christian teenagers and their heads will be presented as presents."

Yet there are those who still try to make Islam a religion of peace, just as there were Nazi sympathizers who praised Hitler, and Communist sympathizers who honored Josef Stalin in Russia.

“Destruction is certain for those who say that evil is good and good is evil; that dark is light and light is dark; that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter” (Isa. 5:20 NLT).