Saturday Song: Strawberry Alarm Clock, “Desiree”

Did you ever hear a song and not realize who sang it? That happened to me in June of 1970. To me, Strawberry Alarm Clock was a psychedelic band which had the hit “Incense Peppermints back in 1967. This new song didn’t sound at all like it was from the same band.

Hear Strawberry Alarm Clock’s “Desiree” here.

Twenty-four years later, I found out that this song was sung by Strawberry Alarm Clock. On the CD of their best hits, I could hear the change in the band’s sound. Even so, it was the same group of musicians who recorded all those great songs.

So too is God the same throughout history. Look at what Malachi 3:6 (KJV) says. “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

Though we now are in the New Testiment age, God is still consistant in his character. Cults like Islam and the Mormons say our relationship with him has changed but it hasn’t. Old Testament and New Testament believers are saved the same way, no matter who they are or where they came from.

So, what do you think of the song and what I’ve written? Please leave me a comment in the box below. If you don’t feel like it, have a lovely weekend anyway.

Stay tuned for my next blog post. It’s in reference to a certain American comedian and his famous phrase.


God Loves Jews and Christians But Allah Hates Them?

jul04This month, I want to show how different the God of the Bible is from Islam’s Allah. Far too many Christians, who ought to know better, assume that God and Allah are the same person. They most certainly are not.

As I noted in a previous post, God is jealous, meaning protective, of his people who he loves. He chose Israel out of all the peoples of the world to be the ones through whom his beloved son would be born. As he spoke through one of his prophets in Zechariah 1:14 (KJV), “So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.”jul04a

The Queen of Sheba noticed God’s love being lavished on Israel and said to Solomon in 1 Kings 10:9 (KJV), “Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.”

And as Christ’s most impulsive disciple noted in 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV), “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises ofjul4b him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:”

But the Qu’ran refutes this by saying in sura 3:64, (translated by Ali ‘Imran) “Say, “O People of the Book, come to terms common between us and you: that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate nothing with Him, and that none of us takes others as lords besides Allah.” And if they turn away, say, “Bear witness that we have submitted.:

This verse denies that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are divine. Why would God say they were before this and then deny it? Either he’s inconsistent or Allah isn’t the God of creation.

The Bible shows in Malachi 3:6 (KJV) that, “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

Here is additional proof that Allah can’t be God. Why would he love Christians when sura 3:151 states, “We will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they attribute to Allah partners for which He revealed no sanction. Their lodging is the Fire. Miserable is the lodging of the evildoers.”

I could list so many other examples of the vast difference between God and Allah but I’ll save them for my next book called You Think You’re Going to Heaven? People need to realize that ONLY in Christ is there salvation from hell. And before our Lord was born, people such as Abraham were saved by their trust in God, not their own works.