…about the baby who was born in Nigeria earlier this month, clutching a Quran in its right hand!
This has caused such a stir especially amongst the Muslim community in Lagos state, where I live.
A young woman who became pregnant out of wedlock was abandoned by her lover. Scared of what the outlook would be for her future, she resorted to aborting the child and that’s when all the drama began.
This is like something right out of a movie. Everyone is perplexed by this rather unusual occurrence. Perhaps the most perplexed of all is the baby’s mother. Her words: “I repeatedly tried to abort the baby, but, instead, the baby kept getting stronger by the day, which made me to give up on abortion. Then I started wearing a cross around my waist to protect the baby and myself but the cross kept cutting. When the pregnancy got to its eleventh month, I told my friend, Kenny Ogunlana, about it and she now took me to Morning Star Church (Cherubim & Seraphim) in Ejigbo where I was delivered of the baby.”
Note that she said she was ‘delivered of the baby’ and not that she delivered the baby.
Another very perplexed individual in all this is the very experienced Christian midwife called Victoria, who delivered the baby. She said: “I tell you, it was God who delivered that baby. I’ve seen cases where babies come into the world, holding ropes, but nothing like this! I used to help mothers deliver babies. I’ve delivered a lot, but I’ve never seen anything like this. When the mother of the woman came, I showed her the item I found in the right hand of the baby.” Victoria narrated that one of the mysterious things was that electricity company supplied power just as the baby’s head appeared and interrupted it after she had cleaned up the baby, stressing that it was a symbol that the baby is unique.
Apparently the Quran is also growing as the baby grows in size. Muslim scholars also claim that this is not the first of such incidents to occur in the Islamic world. An Imam said that when he was informed of the Quran, he conducted a research and found out that, in the world, such Quran is to be five. But there are two already in existence, adding, “And where the volume of the first one ended was where the second one started from, they come in volumes. But what I cannot say is how the thing (Quran) got into the hand of the baby.”
The dramatic birth has had serious ramifications for those affected. For one, the entire family of the baby’s mother are now seriously considering abandoning Christianity for Islam. In addition, some religious scholars are taking this as another opportunity to promote the clearly unscriptural act of merging Christianity and Islam in the name of tolerance. These are two radically different faiths. Radically different.
An Imam of Ramatu Ishamiya Mosque in Ijeshatedo, Lagos, Alhaji Ashimuyu Omotosho, who was invited to look at the Quran found in the baby’s right hand, said it was the mark of God, adding: ” The amazing thing was that the family of Kikelomo is Christian. It shows that we are one from God, but came into the world to choose and go our separate ways”.
People are already idolising the baby and undoubtedly, those who are not firmly rooted in Christ are already considering a switch because of this ‘miracle’. It reminds me of the great apostasy (falling away from the faith) that Paul warned about. There will be miraculous signs and deceptive teachings that will be so strong it would take a deeply rooted faith not to be attracted. I already heard mature Christians saying that perhaps what this means is that God is telling us to unify and become one faith with Islam! How can this be?
We worship the Almighty Yahweh whose Son is Jesus. Muslims worship a different god called Allah, who relegates Jesus’ position to that of a mere prophet. No! Chrislam must never become a reality otherwise countless souls will be heading to eternal damnation. The only way to salvation is to accept the finished work of Christ on the cross, the very same cross that the Quaran says was an illusion designed to deceive Christians.
I won’t deny that seeing a newborn baby clutching a golden Quran on live tv with all the witnesses being Christians and looking in awe and reverence caused me to pause for a second. Before there was anytime to sow and deceptive seeds in my mind, the Holy Spirit flooded my mind with the truth of scripture. Darkness cannot comprehend the light that the entrance of His Word brings. Scripture already predicts such abnormal or supernatural occurences. Satan also dresses himself up as an angel of light so one needs to prayerfully discern the spirits.
This is only the beginning of the end times. There’s so much more deception coming and this is why it is imperative that we soak ourselves with the truth of God’s Word whilst that opportunity is freely available because it may not always remain that way. What gives me joy though is that the bible also speaks of a great harvest of souls that will come. It’s almost like a filtering of the Church or a purification of the Bride. Those with itchy ears and questionable commitment to Christ will probably get drawn away by things like ‘miracle babies’ and other supernatural phenomena. Consequently, those who will hear the truth of the gospel, believe in Christ by faith and stay deeply anchored in Him through an intimate acquaintance with His Word will have a much better chance of staying true to Christ till the very end.
When an entire family generation of Christians can readily throw their faith in the bin because of the golden quaran then one must question how deeply rooted they were in the first place. Satan is an extremely clever being. He knows just what makes people tick. We as Nigerian are enthralled with the supernatural and in this situation we have a real show in front of us. The fact that this birth occurred in a church also speaks volumes. Thousands of people surrounded the premises where the baby is being kept. The clerics are already warning against idol worship of this child but I doubt many will heed that caution. It is bound to happen in a country where people are starved of hope and the Church that is meant to be that beacon of hope in Christ is fast asleep. We need to wake up and smell the coffee. The warfare is being stepped up in the spiritual and the Church is still busy being distracted with self and messages that soothe itchy ears. It makes me fume with righteous indignation.
The enemy of truth is not a lie. The real enemy of truth is a half-truth because it is much more easy to swallow these than it is to believe a lie. The fact that Islam gives Jesus a place of prominence in its faith is enough to deceive many. But the Holy Bible tells us that Jesus is much more than a great prophet. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He is One of the Holy Trinity, something that Islam scoffs at. He is fully God and fully man. Another truth that Islam rejects. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no one comes to the Father except through Him. Period. Secular humanistic tolerance is the most intolerant worldview to emerge. Don’t fall for it! I’m an advocate for peace and unity but where I cannot cross the line is in my belief in Jesus. In Him lies the solutions to everything. Lose that and you lose it all, both in this life and the next. Are you prepared to toy with that? The miracle Baby that was born in a manger 2000 years ago is more than enough for me. Christians watch and pray.