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  • TFRStaff 6:32 am on 2015-11-17 Permalink | Reply
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    Hugh’s News & Views (Founding Fathers And . . . Islam) 

    THE FOUNDING FATHERS AND THE RELIGION OF ISLAM

    Circumstances have a way of changing one’s plans. I had intended to write this week on “The Second Coming of Christ,” the theme of my sermon this past Sunday morning. However, because of the events in Paris last Friday and the continuing political correctness views toward the Islamic religion here in our own country, I have decided to say a few things under the above heading. The essay on the second coming will run next week, D. V. (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 6:45 am on 2015-03-12 Permalink | Reply
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    Muhammad or Jesus? by Apologetics Press 

    Here is a very simple yet very well written article comparing and contrasting what the Koran teaches about Jesus with what the Bible teaches about him:

    Muhammad or Jesus?

    by Dave Miller, Ph.D.

    Muhammad: “Those who say: Allah hath chosen a son…speak nothing but a lie” (Surah 18:4-5).

    Jesus (through John): “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ?… Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either” (1 John 2:22-23). Read >>

     
  • Ron Thomas 12:00 pm on 2014-11-08 Permalink | Reply
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    A QUESTION OF VERACITY (credibility) 

    It is my goal to read the Surah via three different translations and to consider the remarks presented by these translators especially in relation to what the Bible actually teaches. In other words, what does the Qur’an say about what the Bible teaches? Does it assert something the Bible does not? Does the Qur’an misuse the Bible? Please my first article in this series.

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    In Surah 2:23, the Qur’an sets forth an evidentiary test. The focus of this test is in ascertaining whether or not one can know “that there is revelation” from Allah. This is called a “concrete test” (Yusuf), the challenge given to man is for him to produce a Surah that “can inspire spiritual truth in such noble language” (footnote 42). Reading the words of Maulana one gets a better sense of what might be in mind. “Is it a question of mere style and diction?” After asking the question, Maulana says the Qur’an gives no indication of such, but its “chief characteristic….is the wonderful transformation which it accomplished, and it is to this characteristic that it lays claim in the very commencement when it says that this Book is a guide” (Maulana, footnote 36). Asad gives a different perspective than Maulana, but somewhat akin to Yusuf: one is to come forth with a Surah and a witness to “attest that your hypothetical literary effort could be deemed equal to any part of the Qur’an” (footnote 2:14).

    This is not all that we should understand. “…every word of the Qur’an gives expression to divine majesty and glory in a manner which is not approached by any other sacred book” (ibid). Thus, in conjunction with this portion of the 2nd Surah (2:23), there are three other places where this challenge is set forth: Surah 10:38, Surah 11: 13, and Surah 17:88. In 10:38 and 11:13, the charge is laid against Muhammad that he forged this word rather than received it in revelatory fashion. In 10:38, his challengers are asked to bring forth a Surah and a counter to what he has offered, and in 11:13, his challengers are asked to bring forth ten Surahs. Yusuf gives nothing in the way of commentary on this, but references his words in 2:23. Maulana does comment on 11:13 and connects it to Surah 17:88 where we are told that there was an initial challenge given by Muhammad to his objectors to produce a similar work as that which is found in the Qur’an; later, this challenge is reduced for an objector to produce only ten Surahs, and finally, the challenge is for one to produce a single Surah (as stated in 2:23).

    SUMMARY CONCLUSION: From the preceding we are to understand: 1) there is a concrete test of verification and authenticity, 2) an objector to the Qur’an should be able to produce something comparable to the Islamic holy book, otherwise his objection has no merit, 3) the style and diction is of great quality and majesty, 4) that the Qur’an merits the status of divine inspiration is seen in the lives transformed from ungodliness to godliness, 5) there is no other book given among men that is uncorrupted, the text standing pure. In this light, Yusuf Ali tells us that the Qur’an “is the only revealed Book whose text stands pure and uncorrupted today” (footnote 2289). More will be said on the corrupted text later.

    A CONTRAST IN METHODS: This is to be understood in contrast to that which the Scripture says of itself and verifiability. First, there is the historicity of the Scriptures that can easily be verified (or not). For instance, one can check on the places mentioned in Scripture to ascertain accuracy. One can consider the people mentioned in Scripture against the historical records of the various nations. Josh McDowell has a chapter on the reliability of the Bible, the Old Testament especially. He writes: “The Old Testament has been shown to be reliable in at least three ways: (1) textual transmission (the accuracy of the copying process down through history), (2) the confirmation of the Old Testament by hard evidence uncovered through archaeology, and (3) documentary evidence also uncovered through archaeology” (New Evidence, p. 69). Contrast this veracity methodology with that which is proffered by the Qur’an.

    Second, the Lord Himself has set forth a method of testability for the Israelites in the long ago, “I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My words which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of him. But the prophet, that shall speak a word presumptuously in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if thou say in thy heart: ‘How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?’ When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken; the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously, thou shalt not be afraid of him” (Deuteronomy 18:18-22, the Jewish Publication Society translation).

    Jesus reaffirm this approach in John, “The Jews answered him, ‘It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.’ Jesus answered them, ‘Is it not written in your Law, “I said, you are gods”? If he called them gods to whom the word of God came–and Scripture cannot be broken–do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, “You are blaspheming,” because I said, “I am the Son of God”? If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father” (John 10:33-38, ESV).

     
    • sammubani 3:44 pm on 2014-11-08 Permalink | Reply

      May peace and blessing of Allah be upon you o my dear brother
      You are studying Qur’an well. Masha Allah. What wonderful deed you are doing! No man can produce like of Qur’an.
      “Say, “If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants.” Al-qur’an 17:88 “Falsehood cannot approach it from before it or from behind it; [it is] a revelation from a [Lord who is] Wise and Praiseworthy.” Al-Qur’an 41:42
      MashaAllah you are going to bear witness Qur’an is word of God. We need like of you who studies Qur’an and teaches people.
      “And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims.””
      Al-qur’an 41:33
      Dear brother don’t fear what people say to you rather fear Almighty Allah. Indeed you are searcher of truth. Allah promised to guide those who strive on His way. Don’t lose hope no matter for the time being you may be surrounded by confusion. This is behaviour of searcher of truth. He is going from darkness to light. Dawn is breaking for him. I supplicate to Almighty Allah to guide you to true path.
      O my Lord guide this brother to straight path as you guide those before us. Guide to the straight of prophets, righteous servants and make the way easy for him. Selman Farisi came from Persia to Mekka to search truth through scolding desert. At the end You guided him. Guide this brother as You guide him.

      Selman Farisi – companion of prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him)

  • Ron Thomas 10:00 am on 2014-10-16 Permalink | Reply
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    The Qur'an and Jesus 

    Perhaps you are not aware of what the Qur’an says about Jesus. That which is taught, one can learn in Surah 2 (a “Surah” will correspond to a “Book,” or perhaps a “chapter” in the Bible). For instance, in Surah 2:87, one learns that Jesus was mortal. One won’t read that in the verse, but Islamic commentators will declare it. “Maulana gives some instruction concerning the Qur’an’s use of the Arabic word for Jesus (Īsā), followed by the epithet ‘son of Mary,’ ‘to show that he was a mortal like other prophets of God’” (footnote 128 in Maulana Muhammad Ali’s translation and commentary on the Qur’an; from RT’s personal study notes of the Qur’an).

    The significance of this is in relation to what the Scriptures teach relative to Jesus. Note what charge the apostle Paul gave to Timothy, a young preacher he left in Ephesus: I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will display at the proper time–he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen (1 Timothy 6:13-16, ESV).

    One does not need any other reason to oppose Islam, though there are untold numbers more!

     
    • sammubani 2:35 pm on 2014-10-16 Permalink | Reply

      O my respected brother have u studied Qur’an well?
      “Say, “O People of the Scripture, come to a word that is equitable between us and you – that we will not worship except Allah and not associate anything with Him and not take one another as lords instead of Allah.” But if they turn away, then say, “Bear witness that we are Muslims [submitting to Him].” Al-qur’an 3:64
        “(116) And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‘Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?'” He will say, “Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen.
      ( 117 )   I said not to them except what You commanded me – to worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them as long as I was among them; but when You took me up, You were the Observer over them, and You are, over all things, Witness.
      ( 118 )   If You should punish them – indeed they are Your servants; but if You forgive them – indeed it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”
      Al-qur’an sura maeda: 116-118

    • Eugene Adkins 6:56 am on 2014-10-17 Permalink | Reply

      I know you’re aware of these Ron, but let me add a couple of more reasons from the scriptures that prove Jesus was no mere finite mortal man for your readers…

      In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God….And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1, 14)

      For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” (John 5:22-23)

      But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (John 6:68-69)

      Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” (John 8:58)

      Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” (John 10:17-18)

      Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” (John 11:25-27)

      And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.” (John 17:5)

      Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:27-29)

      And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” (John 20:30-31)

      That is why I love John’s gospel – it’s the raw truth on Jesus for a religiously cooked world.

      • Ron Thomas 7:41 am on 2014-10-17 Permalink | Reply

        Very good, Eugene. I have much more, but I have to pare it down. I think I have about ten pages of notes, and accumlating more. On Oct 17, 2014 6:56 AM, “The Fellowship Room” wrote:

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        • John Henson 11:37 am on 2014-10-17 Permalink | Reply

          Islam must attack the deity of Christ or else explain how it could be wrong about its god and prophet. Thanks, Ron. Another good piece for our bulletin.

        • Ron Thomas 5:26 am on 2014-10-19 Permalink | Reply

          Thank you, John. So sorry for the late response. Got back from Columbus late last night. Have a great day, brother.

    • sammubani 1:20 pm on 2014-10-17 Permalink | Reply

      O My all respected brothers and sisters you’re men and women thinking deeply. You are reader. You aren’t deceived easily by unreasonable evidence. If you don’t like don’t read my comments. Read Qur’an. Don’t read Muslims. What do you want from this world? Is it not happiness? What do you want from hereafter? Again it’s happiness. I was born from Muslim family. Thanks to God Who chosen ISLAM for me. Also you had had great opportunity during your birth by being born on Islam. I Congratulate you by being born on Islam. Unfortunately, your family changed your inborn religion that is Islam to other. “So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah . That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.” Qur’an Surah ar-Rum: 30
      Still you have opportunity to return to your God.” Indeed, those who have believed [in Prophet Muhammad] and those [before Him] who were Jews or Sabeans or Christians – those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness – no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.” Al-Maaida :69 (5:69) Don’t miss this opportunity O my beloved one. If you weren’t beloved for me, I would not give you this piece of information. You aren’t my enemy as long as we discuss our religions in peace. Islam didn’t teach us to fight those who live with us in peace. I haven’t words to explain the happiness I have found from Islam. Don’t see Muslims O my respected brother and sisters in humanity. Open the book with clean heart. Don’t be confused with cover. ISLAM is great book, Muslims are its cover. So can you decide a book by its cover? Cover may not have colours which attract you.
      Don’t blame Islam by seeing what followers do.

      • John Henson 12:08 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

        “Don’t blame Islam by seeing what followers do.” Sir, please see the complete contrast in what you wrote and what Jesus said in John 8:31-32, “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” See the difference? True religion demands the follower obey. How can we call ourselves “followers” if we’re not willing to follow. Perhaps the truth is that the followers of the Qur’an ARE following indeed.

        • sammubani 3:24 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

          May peace and blessing of Almighty God be upon you o my dear brother. In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
          If someone says I am Christian or Muslim even though his deeds are opposite to religious orders, do you have choice of calling him other than this? Thanks to God I am Muslim but I don’t implement my religious orders 100%. But I fear God not to transgress its main boundaries. For example not to worship other than God, praying five times per day, fasting in the month of Ramadan, if I own wealth to give zakat(A charity which is given for poor people every year from my wealth 2.5%),going to Makkah if I have enough wealth.
          If someone implements these orders but does sins what would you call him? Do call him atheist?
          Would mind if I ask you one question? Do you follow Christianity? I expect your short answer is ‘Yes’. You know Christian is a person who follows Jesus. Am I not sure? In my life I couldn’t find a person who follows Jesus although he claims Christianity.
          The base of religion is believing in only one God Who has the following attributes
          ( 1 )   Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One,’
          (2) Allah, the Eternal Refuge.
          ( 3 )  He neither begets nor is born,
          (4) Nor is there to Him any equivalent.” Al Qur’an 112:1-4
          So if someone says “Jesus is my Lord” ,he is not following Jesus. Because Jesus didn’t order any one to worship him. Rather he was ordering to worship his Lord.
          “They have certainly disbelieved who say, ” Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary” while the Messiah has said, “O Children of Israel, worship Allah , my Lord and your Lord.” Indeed, he who associates others with Allah – Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers.” Al-qur’an 5:72 (Al-maeda: 72)
          You know Jesus was eating, sleeping. do you think if the Controller of the world had slumbered for second, this world would have stood by itself? Human being is weak. Through sleeping and eating he regains his energy. So do you expect this weakness from Almighty God?
          “They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary. Say, “Then who could prevent Allah at all if He had intended to destroy Christ, the son of Mary, or his mother or everyone on the earth?” And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them. He creates what He wills, and Allah is over all things competent.”
          Al-qur’an 5:17 ( Al-maeda :17)

          Really do you believe from your heart one is equal to three; three is equal to one?
          “O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.”
          Al-qur’an 4:171(An-Nisa:171)
          If you are searcher of truth surely your Lord help you. He Guides you to Straight path. “It is You we worship and You we ask for help. Guide us to the straight path -” Al-qur’an 1:5-6 (Al-Fatiha:5-6)
          May Allah Guide O my dear truth searcher.

      • Eugene Adkins 6:35 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

        You believe Jesus to be a prophet of God, correct? A prophet who taught God’s will; teachings that should be followed by you and by everyone else, correct?

        If your answers to those questions are “yes” then my friend, have you been baptized for the remission of your sins as Jesus taught followers of God to do? (Mark 16:16; John 1:29, John 10:7-18)

        If your answers to those questions are “yes” then my friend, do you teach others that they will be resurrected from the grave by the authority and voice of Jesus Christ to give an account of themselves as Jesus said they would? (John 5:26-29, John 11:25-27)

        If your answers to those questions are “yes” then my friend, do you teach others that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion and that people are blessed by believing it even though they did not see it as Jesus said they would be? (John 20:26-31)

        If you have not done these, or you do not do these things then how can you say you believe that Jesus is a prophet of God? If you really believed that you would follow his teachings, and his teachings include the things that I referred to above. Jesus himself chose the twelve and his other prophets, and if one ignores their teaching they ignores Jesus’, and if one ignore’s Jesus they ignore God’s.

        If your answers to the questions asked above are “no” then you see our impasse, and why we teach that God’s truth is found in God’s Holy Bible; the only place where Jesus’ teachings are found.

        For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” (John 5:21-23)

        Thanks for your time.

        • sammubani 6:15 am on 2014-10-24 Permalink | Reply

          May peace and blessing of Almighty God be upon you o my dear brother. In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
          Thanks to Allah(God) I believe Jesus is son of Mary, Prophet of God. He was truthful, he didn’t lie. He addressed the messages of His Lord correctly to whom he was sent. He never claimed divinity. He was saying “..Worship my Lord and your Lord”
          I ask you o my dear brother how one can be both servant and master at the same time? How could Jesus be at the same time Lord and Messenger?
          You said he crucified and stayed in grave for 3 days. As you said Jesus is Lord who control the world day and night. If this Lord died, what would this world be? By whom it was controlled? Rethink o my brother with clean heart.
          Do you follow Christianity? I expect your short answer is ‘Yes’. You know Christian is a person who follows Jesus. Am I not right?
          The base of religion is believing in only one God Who has the following attributes
          ( 1 )   Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One,’
          (2) Allah, the Eternal Refuge.
          ( 3 )  He neither begets nor is born,
          (4) Nor is there to Him any equivalent.” Al Qur’an 112:1-4
          So if someone says “Jesus is my Lord” ,he is not following Jesus. Because Jesus didn’t order any one to worship him. Rather he was ordering to worship his Lord.

          “They have certainly disbelieved who say, ” Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary” while the Messiah has said, “O Children of Israel, worship Allah , my Lord and your Lord.” Indeed, he who associates others with Allah – Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers.” Al-qur’an 5:72 (Al-maeda: 72)

          You know Jesus was eating, sleeping. do you think if the Controller of the world had slumbered for second, this world would have stood by itself? Human being is weak. Through sleeping and eating he regains his energy. So do you expect this weakness from Almighty God?

          “They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary. Say, “Then who could prevent Allah at all if He had intended to destroy Christ, the son of Mary, or his mother or everyone on the earth?” And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them. He creates what He wills, and Allah is over all things competent.”
          Al-qur’an 5:17 ( Al-maeda :17)

          Really do you believe from your heart one is equal to three; three is equal to one?
          “O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.”
          Al-qur’an 4:171(An-Nisa:171)

          If you are truth searcher surely your Lord help you. He Guides you to Straight path. “It is You we worship and You we ask for help. Guide us to the straight path -” Al-qur’an 1:5-6 (Al-Fatiha:5-6)
          May Allah guide you o my dear truth searcher.

          • Eugene Adkins 6:48 am on 2014-10-24 Permalink | Reply

            If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.” (John 12:26)

            So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.” (John 13:12-13)

            • sammubani 6:54 am on 2014-10-24 Permalink

              “So woe to those who write the “scripture” with their own hands, then say, “This is from Allah ,” in order to exchange it for a small price. Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they earn.
              And they say, “Never will the Fire touch us, except for a few days.” Say, “Have you taken a covenant with Allah ? For Allah will never break His covenant. Or do you say about Allah that which you do not know?”
              Yes, whoever earns evil and his sin has encompassed him – those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide therein eternally.”
              Al Qur’an Al-Baqara :79-81 (2:79-81)

            • Eugene Adkins 7:09 am on 2014-10-24 Permalink

              And now you see that the point that has been made. You say you believe Jesus was a prophet but you don’t listen to any of his words. The world only knows about Jesus because of the New Testament, and that’s because the New Testament is place a person must go to learn about Jesus (John 14:6).

              But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.” (John 15:26-27)

            • sammubani 7:16 am on 2014-10-24 Permalink

              “And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.” But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, “This is obvious magic.”
              And who is more unjust than one who invents about Allah untruth while he is being invited to Islam. And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.
              They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.”
              Al-qur’an As-Saff: 6-8(61:6-8)
              Here “Ahmad” is another name of Prophet Muhammad

    • James 11:52 am on 2014-10-18 Permalink | Reply

      My friend we are talking about what the Qu’ran says about Jesus. It proclaims him to be a mortal man and also proclaims that he was a true prophet. The Qu’ran also teaches that a true prophet speaks truth. There is a conflict here. The Qu’ran teaches one does not need Jesus, only Muhammed and Allah. Jesus says no one comes to the Father, but through him, John 14:6. He also says that those who saw Him had seen the Father (John 14:9) and that He and the Father were One – John 10:30. I am sorry friend, but each of us must chose either Jesus and God (His Father) or Muhammad and Allah. It is impossible for both to be correct.

      The Qu’ran says Jesus is a prophet and a prophet doesn’t lie, but says Allah has no son. Jesus said He is the Son of God – John 10:31-38. If He is a prophet and doesn’t lie then He is the Son of God. If He lied then the Muhammed and Allah were lying to call him a prophet.

    • sammubani 5:28 am on 2014-10-25 Permalink | Reply

      “And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah .” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.
      Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.”
      Al Qur’an 4:157-158

      Dear brother where does Qur’an say ‘Jesus died’ you may be confused with past tense and future tense it says “Jesus will die”

      “[Jesus] said, “Indeed, I am the servant of Allah . He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet.
      And He has made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined upon me prayer and zakah as long as I remain alive.
      And [made me] dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me a wretched tyrant.
      And peace is on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I am raised alive.”
      That is Jesus, the son of Mary – the word of truth about which they are in dispute.
      It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.

      [Jesus said], “And indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path.”
      Then the factions differed [concerning Jesus] from among them, so woe to those who disbelieved – from the scene of a tremendous Day.”

      Al Qur’an surah Maryam:30-37 (19:30-37)

    • sammubani 6:00 am on 2014-10-25 Permalink | Reply

      The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], “We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” And they say, “We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination.” Al Baqara: 285 (2:285)

  • Eugene Adkins 7:40 am on 2014-04-01 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: islam, , , ,   

    The Son of Man is the Son of God 

    The religion of Islam will readily confess that Jesus was the Son the Man and its followers will quickly point out the number of times that Jesus referred to Himself with that title, but it readily denies that Jesus was the Son of God and its followers will quickly point out that Jesus never referred to Himself as such.

    Regardless of the fact that Jesus did indeed refer to Himself as the Son of God and He confessed to be such before multiple people (Matthew 16:13-17, John 9:35-38) one of the key misunderstandings of Jesus’ nature when it comes to Islam is that the religion misses what the Son of Man taught about Himself when it comes to His authority.

    In Mark 2:1-12 (a gospel that begins in a plain enough way concerning the nature of Jesus) Jesus proclaims and confesses to having the ability to do something that no mere righteous man would ever say unless it was absolutely true. After being accused of blasphemy Jesus tells a group of hard-hearted unbelievers He not only did what He did to prove a point, He said what He said so they wouldn’t miss the point – “Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins….

    The power, authority and ability on earth to forgive sins?! Jesus was a son and He was a man, but when Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of Man He was talking about much more than what you could see on the outside. It was a sign that pointed to who He was. It pointed to the Messianic nature that was on the inside, for only God Himself has the power, authority and ability to forgive sins.

    Angels proclaimed it (Luke 1:35), the demons couldn’t deny it (Mark 5:7-8) and the apostles preached it (John 20:30-31) – Jesus, the Son of Man, is Immanuel, the Son of God.

    If Jesus didn’t deny it, why should we?

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1, 14)

     
  • Ed Boggess 8:38 am on 2014-01-09 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: islam,   

    Nour Hadad, 26, was arrested in Orland Park, Ill. and charged with and confessed to beating her 2-year-old niece to death while baby-sitting. According to customary procedure police released a photograph of her to the press. However, Hadad’s husband, Alaeddin, immediately complained that her photo, without a head scarf, was an “insult” to Islam. A Muslim holy man explained, “They should respect the modesty of the accused.” As for me, I don’t see that a women who beats to death a 2-yr-old deserves any respect. But it should warn us where we are headed. The more society accommodates Islamic demands, the more they will expect. This is Just-A-Minute

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:52 am on 2013-10-17 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: islam, , ,   

    He’s not who they said he was after all! 

    For the last decade Muslims, at least in America, have gone to great lengths to try to convince Christians, among others, that Allah is the same person as the God of the Bible. Unfortunately for them, their own brothers in Malaysia have proved that teaching and stance to not be true, for a court in Malaysia has decided that no one in any religion other than Islam can use the name of Allah when it comes to religious conversations because, contrary to what they say and teach to non-Muslims, they don’t want Muslims thinking that Allah is the same person as the God of the Bible.

    According to this situation, it seems to me that Allah isn’t who they said he was after all!

    Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:8-12 – NKJV)

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:39 am on 2013-05-16 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Conversion to Christianity, , islam, , ,   

    Where’s the Peace? 

    I was a young, young child when it aired but even I know the restaurant commercial that’s had such a lasting effect with the lady asking, “Where’s the beef?”

    The emphasis, or point, was about how the talk didn’t match the walk, and now the punch line is used to make the same point on various topics. This morning I’d like to take the word “beef” and replace it with the word “peace” when it comes to the topic of Islam.

    There’s a story out there (which isn’t getting a whole lot of press attention due to something about the IRS, Benghazi and something else about the AP and wiretaps, but you can read the story here if you’d like) about two men who may be asking, “Where’s the peace?” One man has been sentenced to receive 300 lashes with a whip and a 6 year prison term, and the other man has been sentenced to 200 lashes and a 2 year prison term. And for what? For helping a woman “convert to Christianity” and escaping the country to find asylum in another nation. With a reaction like that, I “wonder” why she had to seek asylum somewhere??? Hmmm.

    I do not completely agree with the doctrinal stance of the two men or with the stated theological experience given by the woman as a part her conversion, but placing that to the side for a moment I can’t help but ask, “Where’s the peace?” I guess it all depends upon one’s definition of peace.

    When one leaves “Christianity” it’s tears that get shed by others (Philippians 3:18), not blood!

    So where’s the peace? The peace is found in Jesus and in no other.

    May peace be with you; my peace I give to you: I give it not as the world gives….” (John 14:27 – BBE)

     
  • Laura 7:24 am on 2010-10-08 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , buddism, , islam, judiasm, religious thought, world view   

    Christianity Upsets The Religious Apple Cart 

    Christianity turned the first century “world view” upside down because it challenged and changed the commonly held religious thought of that day in a drastic way. It taught that all Christians are priests. It taught that Gentiles were acceptable before God. It taught that the attitude and actions of man as he worshiped God are important and NOT the physical location of worship. It taught that the inward man needed to be cleansed as opposed to the outward physical man. It taught that the kingdom of God is spiritual and not earthly. It taught the end of the Jewish nation as God’s kingdom. Most Jews rejected Christianity for this very reason.

    Today is no different. True Biblical Christianity challenges the commonly held beliefs of “Christiandom”. It teaches there is a heaven and a hell and that ALL will be judged and sentenced according to their actions on this earth. It teaches that salvation is exclusively in Jesus Christ and that Atheists, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Wiccans, and the like will be lost. It teaches that the church is the exclusive body of Christ and that only those in the church will be saved. It teaches that faith is not a mere mental assent that Jesus is God’s son; true Biblical faith requires obedience. It teaches that one can so sin as to lose his own salvation. It teaches that God has specified how He will be worshiped and anything outside of that is vain worship. It teaches that man cannot live however he pleases; he must repent — he cannot continue to live in sin and expect a home in Heaven. All of these things are contrary to the teachings of one denomination or another — today’s religious apple cart. True Biblical Christianity is being rejected today, just as it was by the Jews of the first century, because people do not want their “world view” turned upside down.

     
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