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Have you ever heard of “Halal” foods?

Here are quotes (and links) from just two sources:

Wikipedia  – “Halal foods are foods that Muslims are allowed to eat or drink under Islamic Shariʻah. The criteria specify both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared. The foods addressed are mostly types of meat and animal tissue.

 The most common example of non-halal (or haraam) food is pork. While pork is the only meat that cannot be eaten by Muslims at all (due to historically, culturally, and religiously perceived hygienic concerns), foods other than pork can also be haraam. The criteria for non-pork items include their source, the cause of the animals death, and how it was processed.

 The food must come from a supplier that uses halal practices. Specifically, the slaughter must be performed by a Muslim, who must precede the slaughter by invoking the name of Allah, most commonly by saying "Bismillah" ("In the name of Allah") and then three times "Allahu akbar" (God is the greatest). Then, the animal must be slaughtered with a sharp knife by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck (while the animal is conscious), causing the animal’s death without cutting the spinal cord. Lastly, the blood from the veins must be drained.

 Muslims must also ensure that all foods (particularly processed foods), as well as non-food items like cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, are halal. Frequently, these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible for Muslims to eat or use on their bodies.”


Eat-Halal – “The Arabic word Halal (حلال) means lawful. In the Holy Qur’an, Allah commands Muslims and all of mankind to eat of the Halal things…”

“The procedure is as follows: the animal must be slaughtered by a Muslim (or by a – Jew or Christian ). The animal should be put down on the ground (or held it if it is small) and its throat should be slit with a very sharp knife to make sure that the 3 main blood vessels are cut. While cutting the throat of the animal (without severing it), the person must pronounce the name of Allah or recite a blessing called the Tasmiyya (تسمية) or Shahadah (الشهادة) which contains the name of Allah, such as “Bismillah Allah-u-



According to many in Islam, Muslims worship the same “God” as Christians and Jews. We just have different concepts of God. I would definitely say that is an understatement.

Following are three online articles regarding the name “Allah.”

Wikipedia – “Allah

Religion of Islam - “Who is Allah”  

Islam-info.ch – “Allâh - The Name of God in the Holy Qur'ân

AS stated in the above articles, “Allah” is the Arabic word for “God.” However, as indicated in the Disciple Project Bible Study, “In the Name of the Lord,”

“As stated in Wikipedia, under Names of God, “The English word “god” is used by multiple religions as a noun or name to refer to different deities.” Since the word “god” is given to countless false gods, idols and even some men, it is not a good identifier of the True and Living God. As an example, when I say I believe in God and someone else says they believe in god, it does not necessarily mean we believe in and worship the same deity.”

Regardless to what the above articles have to say, the “God” I serve cannot be the same “God” of both the Hebrew/Christian Bible and the Qur'ân. The two are in opposition.

As a matter of Biblical record, the actual proper name of the Hebrew/Christian God appears over 6,500 times in our Bible.

In Hebrew the proper name of God is    יהוה

The translation, or four letter Tetragrammaton, of God's Holy name is YHWH.

According to Wikipedia, "In the Masoretic Text, the name YHWH is vowel pointed as יְהֹוָה, as if pronounced YE-HO-VAH in modern Hebrew, and Yəhōwāh in Tiberian vocalization."

However, whether you accept the vocalization or not does not change the fact that the proper name of our God is  יהוה- YHWH and not Allah. Following are two examples taken from the Hebrew/Christian Bible:

Joshua 24:15 American Standard Version (ASV)

And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah (יְהֹוָה-YHWH), choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah (יְהֹוָה-YHWH).


Exodus 6:1-8 King James Version (KJV)

“Then the Lord (יְהֹוָה-YHWH) said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.


And God (אֱלֹהִים-Elohiym) spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord (יְהֹוָה-YHWH):


And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God (אֵל- 'El) Almighty (שַׁדַּי-Shadday), but by my name Jehovah (יְהֹוָה-YHWH) was I not known to them.


And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.


And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.


Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord (יְהֹוָה-YHWH), and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:


And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God (אֱלֹהִים-Elohiym): and ye shall know that I am the Lord (יְהֹוָה-YHWH) your God (אֱלֹהִים-Elohiym), which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.


And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the Lord (יְהֹוָה-YHWH).


From Strong’s Concordance

LORD – 3068 Yhovah yeh-ho-vaw' from 'hayah' (1961); (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God:--Jehovah, the Lord.


1961 hayah haw-yaw a primitive root (compare 'hava'' (1933)); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):--beacon, X altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-)self, require, X use.


1933 hava' haw-vaw' or havah {haw-vaw'}; a primitive root (compare ''avah' (183), 'hayah' (1961)) supposed to mean properly, to breathe; to be (in the sense of existence):--be, X have.


1934 hava' hav-aw' (Aramaic) orhavah (Aramaic) {hav-aw'}; corresponding to 'hava'' (1933); to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words):--be, become, + behold, + came (to pass), + cease, + cleave, + consider, + do, + give, + have, + judge, + keep, + labour, + mingle (self), + put, + see, + seek, + set, + slay, + take heed, tremble, + walk, + would.


With governmental approval of Halal foods, it may be safe to say that Islamic Shariʻah law is stealthily gaining ground here in the United States.

Each of us must choose where we will stand regarding “Halal” Foods. As for me, I will not knowingly and in good conscience purchase and/or eat “Halal” foods.

 I pray not one of us will be deceived.


Short list of companies selling Halal foods:

  •     Costco

  •      Kentucky Fried Chicken

  •      McDonalds

  •      Subway

  •      Walmart

  •      Whole Foods


Articles on Halal foods:

Halal USA by Gadi Adelman, Family Security Matters

Secret Selling of Halal Meat in the U.S. by Pamela Geller, Human Events





An Appointed Time

The Word of God says that in the Presence of the Lord is fullness of joy and at His right hand pleasures forevermore (Psalm 18:11). In the presence of the Lord is protection from all hurt, harm and danger (Psalm 91). He is our source of peace, and our everlasting Light (John 14:27; Isaiah 60:20). In Him is no darkness - at all (1 John 1:5).


 But what of the countless professing, confessing Christians who turn their backs on the Almighty God and run with breakneck speed away from His presence, choosing their own will instead of His? Those who neglect so great salvation in the name of grace? (Hebrews 2:1-3) What fate awaits such as these, or does the Word of God remain silent so as not to offend? No! From Genesis to Revelation, the Word of God cries out; but is the “Church” listening? Are you?  


 Hebrews 10:29-31 says emphatically, “how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Yet the Word of God says, a broken and contrite heart, He will not despise (Psalm 51:17). It’s not too late for you to repent and come back home, no matter what you’ve done.

  The Lord loves you so much that He waits patiently for you to return to Him; because He doesn’t want you to perish (2 Peter 3:9). But there is an appointed time.

 There is a time when it will be to late, and these words will declare,  “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still (Revelation 22:11).”

 There is an appointed time when Jesus Christ will return. There is a time when “the Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness (Matthew 13:41).” There is an appointed time when those who do the commandments of God are rewarded and a time when those who chose to do their own thing are cast forever from the presence of God. (Revelation 21:8; 22:12-15).

   In the parable of the Prodigal son it says that after the son had wasted his life and lost everything; he finally came to himself and returned to his father, humbly confessing his sins. His father greeted him with open arms and declared “for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found (Luke 15:11-24).”

 There is a way back. Will you take it? The choice is yours.



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