In time of war, the most important maxim is ‘know your enemy’. And, once you have defeated the thing that makes him your enemy, you have won.
In World War II, Germany wasn’t defeated when Berlin was taken. No, Germany was defeated when Naziism was eradicated. It was the idea that drove Germany that was the truest enemy of all.
When America defeated Imperial Japan on the battlefield, it was a great victory. But, true victory only came when Japan no longer considered herself ‘Imperial’.
We are currently engaged in a life and death struggle with a very clever, multifaceted enemy. One of those facets is Islam. And, at the heart of Islam, lies the Quran (Koran).
If you’ve read the Quran, you undoubtedly read one of the ‘popular’ versions created and sanitized for Western consumption. But, even the ‘sugar coated’ versions of the Quran should horrify you. What do you think you would see if you read the Quran translated correctly by a Saudi? And explained in terms that Christians can understand?
Well, reading such a book would be a vital first step in knowing your enemy.