ROBERT MOREY'S ARAB BASHING
I shall examine Morey's Arab bashing in more detail, and we now have enough information
to learn that he is a Reconstructionist Hyper-Calvinist. Robert Morey finally
browsed the book I wrote on Islam, and he has tried to open dialogue on the subject.
Martin Lloyd Jones once said, "We do not debate the Truth, we declare it."
This is our policy at Blessed Quietness Journal . Robert Morey
is a PhD (Pile Higher and Deeper) so we do not expect him to take counsel in any
way shape or form. He has published a number of books, so some of you will
at once dismiss my comments because you are impressed by a man from a Reformed
school who writes books. Run along please.
BIO OF ROBERT MOREY--
of more than twenty-five books, Dr. Robert A. Morey has earned degrees in Philosophy,
theology, and Christian apologetics (Westminster Theological Seminary). He
has had personal training from Walter Martin, Francis Schaeffer, Gordon
Clark, and Cornelius Van Til. Dr. Morey's books have been listed in Christianity
Today annual "Best Books of the Year," and Christian Booksellers Association"s
"The Best of Good Books." He has been on hundreds of TV and radio programs
and has spoken at universities, colleges, and seminaries throughout
the U.S. and the all over the world. His life verse is:
3-- Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation,
it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly
contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
In Morey's catalogue
his "Statement of Faith" is classically Reformed-- There is NO statement of
Faith!!! He simply says he is defending the Christian Creeds.
Is that the Heidelberg Confessions, Westminster Confessions, Belgique Confessions,
London Batist Confession of 1689, or the Vatican II Council and the Canons of
the Roman Church? We may never know. That he boasts of being discipled
by Walter Martin indicates that he is soft on the Roman Church, since that
is Martin's wimpy position.
I note Morey's reception "all over the world," (which usually means Canada
last summer,) in seminaries, which are ALL doctrinal black holes. I
notice his degrees in philosophy, which is the chief source of agnostic and
pagan doctrines of devils in the Lord's Church today. I note
that he is well received while Gail Riplinger, D A Waite, Dr. Otis Fuller, and
any other Bible defender is blasted and 100% avoided by the Christian Booksmellers
Asso. I note that he is the darling of Christianity Today,
the most nasty promoter of Christendom's Communist and socialist garbage. This
magazine was the one that hired Kenneth Kantser (sp?), who mocked Fundamentalist's
concerns over the New Age and the Antichrist.
Morey is known best in Fundamental circles for his book, Islamic Invasion,
in which he bashes Muslims and Arabs heartily, while failing to give them
the precious Gospel of Jesus Christ. He boasts of being a defender
of the Gospel in his catalogue, yet I have yet to see where he has given
the Gospel as an effort to persuade a sinner to come to Christ, This is
classic Reformed lilly-livered scummy sloppy-agape "evangelism."
Yet, a good number of Fundamentalists have picked up Islamic Invasion and
promote it. Why? Answer: The Fundamentalists who do so
have either NOT checked the man out, or these Fundamentalist share Morey's zeal
to hate and bash Arabs and Muslims. Islamic Invasion has NO
invitation to Christ in real evangelistic terms. Those of you
promoting this book are cursing the souls of Arabs and Muslims, and their
blood will be on your hands. Hey, are you in it to prove a point,
or are you here to lead sinners to Christ. Morey is here to prove the Westminster
Confession is just as good as the King James Bible.
Here are the subjects we
Robert Morey is an Arab basher.
B. Robert Morey is a Hyper-Calvinist.
C. Robert Morey is a Reconstructionist.
D. Robert Morey has no use for soul winning.
A. Robert Morey
is an Arab Basher.
subject is perhaps the most bizarre of Morey's discussions. In a pamphlet
he wrote called, Islam, a White Slaver's Religion, Morey proceeds to prove
that Mohammed was a White Man. That's right folks. Not Semitic, but
a descendant of Japheth!! He quotes a Hadith (saying) of Mohammed from an
unspecified source. The Hadith come in several versions, depending on who
translated a particular version. Morey fails to give the reader the version
of the Hadith he quotes, thus leaving the reader unable to verify if he was really
using ANY copy of the Hadith of Mohammed.
For the sake of argument, we will take his word for it. The Hadith he quotes
are actually the words of some of Mohammed's friends. A rider on a camel
comes up and asks, "Who amongst you is Mohammed?" The group's answer, "This
white man reclining on his arm." Morey adds another quote to prove Mohammed
was a White Man. He quotes another Hadith in which Mohammed's friends boast
that the Prophet had white arm pits. Finally, Morey rests his case by quoting
another Hadith which states that Mohammed had a white penis.
Now, there is the work of a PhD for you. White arm pits, white penis, and
his friends called him a White Man. What is going on here? Well, most
dark folks have white arm pits and penises, compared to the rest of their body
that is. So, the only thing left to rationalize is the "White Man" claim
of the Prophet's followers. Morey needs to crawl out of his big chair and
travel the Middle East and Africa. Nearly every culture in that part of
the world admires the folks among their clans who are lighter than the rest. Even
in the USA, Black ladies often lighten their skin. (White ladies darken their
skin-- people are funny, right?)
So, knowing that Mohammed was also claimed by the Semitic Arab Kouraish tribe
of Mecca, which is documented all through the Koran, Hadith, and history, we can
then conclude that Mohammed was NOT a White Man, as Morey is. Mohammed had
light colored skin. That is all!! Morey, after alleging Mohammed was
a White Man, goes on in his Mother Goose logic to make Mohammed a White Slaver
because he had Black slaves. Logic weak, pound pulpit.
This is Morey's way of making the Arab Muslim feel like a great fool. The problem
is that Morey is playing to the peanut gallery, for no Arab or Mullah would take
this seriously, nor would ANY real Arabist scholar in the USA or Europe.
Now, we move
on to Morey's use of the Bible to bash Arabs:
Morey said, in his rag, The Truth Seekers, Sept-Dec, 1995, "...if the Muslims
have their way, they will kill every Jew and every Christian on the planet." So,
Doctor, why didn't they do so in the 1300 years between Mohammed and 1948. When
the Zionists arrived in Israel in the 1940s, they found Jews, Catholic Arabs,
and Muslim Arabs living rather peacefully. This can be seen in the old geographical
books like John Stoddard's series, from the steel plate etchings and editorial.
I have visited with a number of Jews and Arabs who attest to this fact.
The present hate is the result of White Race tinkering and Germanized Zionist
Jews who set about after 1945 to destroy any peace between the old world Arabs
and Jews in Palestine. Perhaps Morey has been listening to too many Zionist
Morey, and all Reconstructionists, need to get the world ready for the Kingdom
of Messiah. According to their diminished view of Jesus' ability to establish
His own Kingdom all by Himself, Morey et al have quite a job ahead of them. They
have to get the Arabs out of Israel, convince the Jews that Jesus is Messiah,
and turn blond haired blue eyed Zionists into real blood line Jews. I am
delighted to inform you sorry Reconstructionists that Jesus Christ is quite able
to do this in seven short years, and without one bit of help from you.
In the same issue of Truth Seekers above, Morey proceeds to show how the
Ishmaelites were absorbed into the Midianite tribes. He quotes Genesis 37:25-28;
39:1; and Judges 8:24. These texts have absolutely nothing to say about
the fate of the Ishmaelites in historic context. They only talk about Ishmaelites
in certain biblical events.
Morey fails to note that David's camel keeper was an Ishmaelite,
Chronicles 27:30 Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the asses
was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:
is interesting that an Ishmaelite turns up to hire on as David's camel keeper
exactly 300 years after Morey declared all Ishmaelites extinct. Now, that
is what you can do if you go get a PhD folks. Only an Evolutionist could
do better at fixing history.
Morey also fails gloriously to enter the comments of the Rabbis and Josephus regarding
the validity of the Ishmaelites-- that they were still on the scene during Josephus'
era, and that the Rabbis held them to be secure in the heritage of Abraham. I
have dealt with this at length in Chapter One of Allah, Divine or Demonic.
AND, I give you buckets of bibliography from epigraphs and cuneiform writings
to stand behind my account. Morey fails to tell of the Ishmaelites who ruled
all over the Middle East, nor does he notice the Shepherd Kings who ruled in Egypt
at the time of Joseph's arrival there-- and who were from Nabatea in North Arabia.
Just ignore them and they will stop existing, eh Doc? Well, not any
more friend. They won't go away for a long time either.
Finally, and I see no reason to show mercy on Morey at this point, the Doc failed
to include the monumental prophetic entries on behalf of the Ishmaelites by Christ
Himself and by Isaiah.
First, Morey ignored the promise of God to Hagar:
16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and
shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against
every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence
of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of the LORD that
spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after
him that seeth me?
14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold,
it is between Kadesh and Bered.
Who was Ishmael's brother? Answer-- Isaac (I Chron. 1:28). AND, Doc,
there is NO indication Ishmael or Isaac made a fuss over this in their day. AND,
Doc, Ishmael has EL in his name. Indeed, Ishmael and Isaac came together
to burry their father in a very civil manner according to Genesis 25:9.
here is the text Morey missed, in spite of his PhD and high toned scholarship.
AND, this is why we don't trust Scholars at Balaam's Ass Speaks.
AND, this is why we don't debate them. They play "lie and dice" all
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness
the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness
of thy rising.
4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather
themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy
daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
5 Then thou shalt see, and flow
together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of
the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto
6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of
Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense;
and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
7 All the flocks
of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister
unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will
glorify the house of my glory.
Who are Kedar and Nebaioth? Answer: Sons of Ishmael (I Chronicles
1:29-31; Genesis 25:12-16). Twelve sons, twelve "princes" blessed by Jehovah.
Oh, "treason" you yell. Read this:
17:18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call
his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant,
and with his seed after him.
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee:
Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply
him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which
Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
Our genius scholar missed that one also. Twelve and Twelve-- Ishmael
and Isaac (Jacob). The ONLY distinction is that Isaac got the Covenant.
The notion that Israel is God's favorite, and He hates the Arabs is PURE
BUNK. It is the theology of Bullwinkle. (Apologies to Bullwinkle and
Back to the text from Isaiah 60. You must see that, during the Kingdom rule
of Messiah Christ, the sons of Ishmael will come up to the altar in Jerusalem
to worship and bring sacrifice animals, AND CHRIST WILL ACCEPT THEM. If
that makes you uncomfortable, then you will have to take it up with Christ. He
said He wants it that way. READ IT. The nations bring gifts and bow
low-- Ishmael's sons bring sacrifices in the Old Testament model. Only
a Reformed theologian could miss the point there. Ishmaelites, indeed all
Semites, are back in the family in the Kingdom. Even Ethiopia is in:
68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands
the Semites in Egypt and Syria will be included in one sense anyway:
11:16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall
be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out
of the land of Egypt.
19:23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian
shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall
serve with the Assyrians.
24 In that day shall Israel be the third with
Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and
Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
last one will make Robert Morey run for cover. But, never fear, he will
spiritualize it into the Maccabbean era no doubt, or he could say it was fulfilled
when Emperor Taurus Fundiator conquered the Visigoths. It is clearly the
family of Semites who are brought back in a great family reunion in the Messianic
Kingdom, though it is very clear that Israel has the Covenant and the Real Estate
of the Promise.
Now, the next one I don't expect Morey to find alone. A bigot and Arab hater
can be excused for missing this one. Look at this:
3:10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my
dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
11 In that day shalt thou not
be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for
then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride,
and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.
will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall
trust in the name of the LORD. 13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity,
nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for
they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Now, this is the Glorious Kingdom of Messiah being prophesied to Israel. First,
the Zionists seem to be implied as being destroyed by God for their "pride" and
"haughty" attitude about the Holy Mountain in Jerusalem. Then, before the
glory settles in on Jerusalem, God will secure, "in the midst of thee" (I.E. in
the midst of Israel) "an afflicted and poor people." Who is "afflicted and
poor" in Israel today, BUT also not of the "thee" in the context? Answer: The
Now, Doc, you have just had a lesson in who are Ishmaelites, that they are still
here, that they will STAY through the Kingdom of Messiah, and that the "Palestinian
Problem" will NOT be solved by some cake unturned with a PhD.
Morey is a Hyper-Calvinist.
I was at Biola College (disclaimer today), I was somehow honored to be the mascot
of the Talbot Seminary Hyper-Calvinists. They would try their verbose Calvinism
on me, and when I understood it, they would figure they had it down to common
terms, and my reward for being the guinea pig was that my donuts and coffee were
free in the school fountain. Good deal, I say.
During that era, Talbot Seminary was in a state of slippage already, and one sign
of this was when they called Cornelius Van Til from Westminster Mausoleum and
Seminary to speak at the Talbot Chapel one day. At the coffee call of the
Calvinist gang later, I heard that Van Til was so high toned that only Charles
Fineburg, the seminary president, could take notes, and all the students lost
Van Til before the lecture was half over. Cornelius Van Til was an arrogant
scholarly snob who would NOT come down to earth for love nor money. He was
the touchstone of his era for insane Hyper-Hyper-Hyper-Calvinists. He was,
as they say in Oklahoma, "worthless as tits on a bore hog" to the ordinary man
Cornelius Van Til is on Robert Morey's boast sheet he sends out as a personal
mentor of his. That tells me that Morey is a Hyper-Calvinist. I know
them well. I spent 14 years in Michigan pastoring Churches in their midst.
They are arrogant to ALL whom they find fall behind them one whit in Calvinist
zeal. I hasten to note that there are Reformed folks who are born again,
but I also know they are NOT in the snob category. One was Leonard Verduin.
He was a sweet and godly man, and he was patient with Gentiles who dared
to believe man was given choice by God. Verduin even refused to have his
babies sprinkled until they knew how to repent and believe. Startling ain't it
folks. AND, Verduin was far and away the best scholar and author the Reformed
Movement ever produced, and that includes Luther and old John himself. Unlike
Van Til, Verduin defined every term he used until he was sure the dummies knew
what he was trying to say.
So, I conclude that Robert Morey is a product of pedantic verbosity in the Van
Til model. I also, note that Morey boasts of sitting at the feet of Francis
Schaeffer. This is the man who spent his whole career trying to revive Evangelical
panty wastes. A few days before he died he decided to go look up the Fundamentalists.
He was little or no use to the Lord's Church on the Narrow Way, and his
son has recently jumped ship to join the Greek Orthodox morgue. Morey is
indeed in strange company.
Robert Morey is a Reconstructionist.
How do I know? By the
friends he has. On the cover of at least two of his books, D. James Kennedy
does the promo. Kennedy is a famous and infamous Reconstructionist. Also,
John W. Whitehead does another promo. This is Reconstructionism up front. So,
Morey has the agenda to destroy Arabs and install Israel in the place of power.
Ironically, to those who study the end times with a full deck, the present
works of the Reconstructionists in the state of Israel are seen as helping prepare
the way for Antichrist. Morey is living dangerously.
Morey has no use for soul winning.
doctor has written a number of pamphlets in which he trashes Islam. He does
get a number of things right, while he muddles along madly in several places.
BUT, the thing that amazed me was his lack of the Gospel. In several
pamphlets he failed to give the Gospel at all. In one, he told the Arab
reader he ought to be a Christian. In a couple, he very briefly tells the Arab
reader to repent and consider Jesus. There is no Scripture, and no real
time spent giving the Gospel. This is standard procedure for Reformed Reconstructionists.
These kind, like Morey, don't believe that men can decide to be saved-- No
will to choose. They don't know who will be saved, so they are terrified
of giving the Gospel to someone who is not elected by God. This would be
doing a worthless act, and God might even get mad at them for wasting the Gospel.
They have no "whosoever" and no "will" in their theology, so they end up with
a de facto "go to hell" attitude toward the unconverted. I lived with this
in the Mecca of the Reformed Movement in Michigan for 14 years. Don't write
me and schmooze me about this. Add to this the hate for Arabs which is so
common in most Christians today, and Morey and friends can hardly find an apologetic
for an Arab Muslim getting saved at all. They see the Arabs as firewood
Why would Reconstructionist Morey write the book, Islamic Invasion? Answer:
It is popular with Arab bashing Reformed hard line Calvinists, Pragmatic
Evangelicals, and small minded Fundamentalists. What a market!!! So, Chick Publications
markets Morey's hate book, as does Dave Hunt, and Peter Ruckman. Many more carry
it. Why? Answer: They really don't give a fig for the Arabs and Muslims.
I never heard of them getting downtown in Detroit in the Arab communities
(400,000 of them) to give out the Gospel. The only one I found there with
a good testimony was Dr. Ben David Lew A JEW who had confessed Christ long ago!
Read that again please. Dr. Lew witnessed mainly to Jews, but he was
always visiting Arabs with the Gospel also. He sold Arabic Bibles in his
mission also. When the rubber meets the road folks, these scholars are all
I read Islamic Invasion by Morey. It is a manual in how to hate Muslims
and Arabs. Help yourself, if that is what you want. The book also
was woefully lacking in bibliography at critical points. Of course the "Allah
is the Moon god" notion was the weirdest of all. I have shown in Chapters
Nine through Sixteen, but especially Chapter Fourteen of
my book Allah, Divine or Demonic, that Allah came from Babel, Babylon,
Assyria, and all points north to be the Solar deity in Mecca. His wife,
Allat, was the moon goddess from at least 2000 BC in Babylon and Sumeria. By
the time Mohammed came along, the moon deity in Arabia was Wadd from Saba, who
had NO relationship to the Meccan pantheon from which Allah was chosen by Mohammed.
blunder will one day be digested by the Mullahs, and then they will use his book
and notions, with other accounts of the god of Sinai, Sin, to make Jehovah into
Allah. I only hope Morey lives to see this happen so he can feast on his
own shallow scholarship. I sincerely pray that, if this is to be allowed
in God's sovereignty, that Morey will see the Mullahs peddling this doctrine on
TBN by using his book as proof that Jehovah was the moon god on Sinai, and then
later the moon god in Mecca. Morey should be thus rewarded for his arrogance!!!
is this article sour grapes? Believe it or not, NO. I had decided
to leave things as they were in the book Allah, Divine or Demonic with
a brief discussion of this in an Appendix. But, recently Robert Morey sent
me E-Mail in which he started the process which scholars are fond of-- he whined
about how I treated him, then he called for dialogue. Well, Doc, this is
your dialogue. I am sure I could never hold up against your subtle pedantics,
so I have done what I know how to do-- Expose error with Truth. Enjoy, and (take
your pick) Shalom / Salaam.
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Dr. Robert Morey of http://www.faithdefenders.com
is known for his radical views of indorsing Christians to bomb the Muslim city
of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (so much for Christianity being peaceful and loving),
and of spinning the infamous Moon God Theory which was easily refuted here. Because
of his extremist views against Islam, he has been embraced by many fanatical Evangelical
let us take a look at what some of Robert Morey's fellow Christian apologists
has to say about his work, www.apologeticsindex.org states:
though Robert Morey has produced some good material, his methodology does not
always reflect sound scholarship."
Nassar - founder of Great Commission Ministries International (a ministry that,
among other things, trains Christians for ministry to Muslims) - critiques ''Islamic
Invasion'' (in an appendix to his book, ''Muslims, Untouchable or Reachable?''"
''six different types of blunders'' in Morey's book, ranging from ignorance of
the teachings of Islam to misconceptions, misrepresentations, biases and disparaging
made false and ignorant accusations, and tried to justify them by misquoting texts
from the Quran, quoting others without regard to their context, and bluntly misinterpreting
and distorting others still!"
Even one of the most notorious Islam bashers, Daniel Pipes, has to say this about
contents of Morey's book are familiar from many previous Christian polemics against
Islam-a dubious look at the Prophet Muhammad's life, at Islamic theology, and
at Muslim history-but the intent is different. In bygone eras, such a study would
have had a missionary purpose; now, as the title and subtitle both imply, it is
defensive. Christians no longer expect to take their faith to the Muslims but
fear conversions of their own to Islam. The back cover asks, "As mosques appear
across the country, people are asking - 'What do I need to know about Islam?'"
also claims a PhD in Islamic Studies from the Louisiana Baptist University (LBU).
This is an unaccredited institution that is not recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education or by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). LBU is
a "distance learning program" (teaching via the internet), with one alumnus boasting
that "the LBU program may be completed 100% via distance learning", while noting
that "I did spend one week on campus". In other words, the PhD is "earned" over
the internet, not the classroom.
LBU is listed in Steve Levicoff's Name It and Frame It?: New Opportunities in
Adult Education and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by "Christian" Degree Mills
as a "degree mill", a term used to refer to groups that issue bogus degrees for
a fee. Outside his book, Levicoff put it bluntly: "LBU is a joke." Perhaps LBU's
website words it best: "LBU has both the experience and reliability to provide
an efficient quality degree program tailored to your needs." Indeed! This is a
case of "Phd-for-a-fee or your money back."
In 1998, the Louisiana Board of Regents (a government agency responsible for overseeing
higher education) issued a unanimous ruling to deny LBU an operating license for
its business education programs, and ordered the school to cease admitting students
and cease advertising. LBU was later exempted based on the religious institution
exemption and was allowed to operate as a religious institution.
Once again, things go from bad to worse for Morey when the matter is investigated
further. Morey claims on his bio that he has obtained a PhD degree in "Islamic
Studies". The only problem? LBU does not offer any such degree. As the OC Weekly
also claims to have received a doctorate from Louisiana Baptist University. Two
problems: LBU is unaccredited by the United States government, which means no
serious academy would recognize it. Then there's this: LBU doesn't offer a Ph.D.
in Islamic studies.
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