Know what Islamist think and Christians should know?   Oct. 2011 Questions & Answers

First of all, how should a Christian react to the threat of Islam?

Every follower of Christ should be mindful they are to respond as Christ would.  Consider John 10:27 " My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me :"again in 12:26" If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour."

What would Christ do?  Consider the man crucified along with Him in Luke 23:39-43 "And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise."

Every Christian should tell the facts of Christ redeeming death on the cross to all.  Pray they honestly admit their sinful condition and receive Him as that man did. Consider 2 Cor. 5:14 - 21"14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."

Yes, every Christian is to be an ambassador for Christ, to every one (including Islamist) for that belief system says Jesus Christ is not the Son of God, and their is no trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit} Surah 4:48,171 and Surah 5:73  (more on this later)

What does God's Word says about that in 1 John 2:22 - 25 "  Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life."  Again in chapter 5:1- 12 "1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life "

Woe to them that deny God's Son, Jesus Christ, Woe to them that deny that God lives as three persons. (the trinity) Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Spirit).

Apart from an ambassador for Christ there is no hope for an Islamist.  So you must tell them that Christ loves them, and paid the price of death for them.  That only by receiving Him, they can be saved from their sin, and be with Him in heaven.

God and Islamism's both desperately need you, for the time of the gentile age is short.

 Feb. 2011 Question and Answers

Where do you put your faith and why?  I put my faith in facts because they alone tell the truth. Therefore, facts are to make my decisions for me.  Not emotions, feelings, or opinions and interpretations.   It is for that reason one must take the time to study and research the subject or topic to be sure of the facts.

The three most important facts are 1. The fact of the creation of the universe and man.  All studies on the subject rule out the possibilities of chance.  The only viability is design by someone.  2. That fact is born out by the study of the history of man and literature.  Consider the hieroglyphics [Picture writing] known by all the ancient civilizations,  Did you know a system for hieroglyphs in the skies known as constellations was exhumed among the remains of Assyerians, Chaldeans.  The same things have been found among primitive peoples antedating the founding of Babel.  Some of the same kind of forms and designs were found on tablets in cuneiform in writings before Moses time.  Studies of ancient peoples understanding of constellations in their religious elements in old civilizations such as Iranian or Mithras, Aryans, Bactrians, Indians, Medes, Persians, Chaldeans, Hindoos, Chinese, Egyptian, Romans, and Greeks, long before Jewish and Christian writings.

Investigators came to the same basic conclusion.  That the creation of the universe and man is spiritual and the creator (God ) preached His story and will to all mankind.  Those facts were given in the Gospel in the stars, the oldest authority there is, for all to understand and put their hope and faith in Him.  To Investigate see Joseph A. Seiss "The Gospel In The Stars"   3. The fact is, if we believe these facts, we will follow His will. (Obey His commands).

Why people put their faith in Islam and the Qur'an without investigation I do not know, when its teachings fail the test of time and authority, when researched by the following, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Muhammad Born in 570 in the Arabian city of Mecca, he was orphaned at an early age and brought up under the care of his uncle Abu Talib.  He later worked mostly as a merchant, as well as a shepherd, and was first married by age 25.  Discontented with life in Mecca, he retreated to a cave in the surrounding mountains for meditation and reflection. According to Islamic beliefs it was here, at age 40, in the month of Ramadan, where he received his first revelation from God. Three years after this event Muhammad started preaching these revelations publicly, proclaiming that "God is One", that complete "surrender" to Him (lit. isl m) is the only way acceptable to God, and that he himself was a prophet and messenger of God, in the same vein as other Islamic prophets.  "Muhammad gained few followers early on, and was met with hostility from some Meccan tribes; he and his followers were treated harshly.  To escape persecution, Muhammad sent some of his followers to Abyssinia before he and his remaining followers in Mecca migrated to Medina (then known as Yathrib) in the year 622.  This event, the Hijra, marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar, which is also known as the Hijri Calendar.  In Medina, Muhammad united the conflicting tribes, and after eight years of fighting with the Meccan tribes, his followers, who by then had grown to 10,000, conquered Mecca.  In 632, a few months after returning to Medina from his Farewell pilgrimage, Muhammad fell ill and died. By the time of his death, most of the Arabian Peninsula had converted to Islam; and he united the tribes of Arabia into a single Muslim religious polity.  June 8, 632),[6] was the founder of the religion of Islam and is regarded by Muslims as a messenger and prophet of God.  The revelations (or Ayat, lit. "Signs of God") — which Muhammad reported receiving until his death, regarded by Muslims as the "Word of God" and around which the religion is based.  Besides the Qur'an, Muhammad's life (sira) and traditions (sunnah) are also upheld by Muslims.  He is revered as a true prophet and Manifestation of God in the Baha'i Faith. the greatest law-bearer in a series of Islamic prophets, and, by most Muslims, the last prophet as taught by the Qur'an 33:40–40.  Muslims thus consider him the restorer of an uncorrupted original monotheistic faith (islam) of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and other prophets. He was also active as a diplomat, merchant, philosopher, orator, legislator, reformer, military general, and, according to Muslim belief, an agent of divine action." From the Wikipedia, free encyclopedia.

Although the Qur'an is the basis and the authority of the Islamist faith, it borrows from the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, reinterpreting them.

The Qur'an omits the qualities or attributes of the one true living God known as (YHHW, Yahweh, Elohim.) of Israel.  They prove that their one God can and does live as three persons, having the same qualities or attributes.  Each one being Ever present, All knowing, and All powerful as only God can be. Thus while the one true God has all these qualities each person has different offices or duties.  The Father, is author of all that is done.  The Son Jesus Christ, is the doer of the Fathers will, and the Holy Spirit, is the empowerer to accomplish the will of the Father.

The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, speak of this, to investigate Press Here

The Qur'an omits the importance of the shedding of holy blood for atonement, taught all through the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.

The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, Say in Exodus 30:10 (KJV) "10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it" throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.  Hebrews 9:22-28 (KJV) "22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. "

The Qur'an denies this, saying Jesus was not crucified: Surah 4: 157 "That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah",-but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not."

The Qur'an says Blood is unimportant to Allah Surah 22:34-37, "To every prople did We appoint tires (of sacrifice), that they might celebrate the name of Allah over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit for food). But your god is One God: submit then your wills to Him (in Islam): and give thou the good news to those who humble themselves,-To those whose hearts when Allah is mentioned, are filled with fear, who show patient perseverance over their afflictions, keep up regular prayer, and spend ( in charity) out what we have bestowed upon them. The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allahover them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility: thus have We made animals subject to you, that ye may be grateful. It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reached Him: He has thus made them subject to you, that ye may glorify Allah for His Guidance to you and proclaim the good news to all who do right."

The Qur'an says There is no atonement for sin in Jesus: Surah 4:171 "O People of the Scripture (Christians) Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah, save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word, which He conveyed unto Maary, and a spirit from him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not" Three—Cease!" Surah 5:75 Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger,many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to dat their (daily)food. See how Allah make His signs clear to them, yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!"

The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, Say Isaiah 53:1-12 (KJV) 1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

The Qur'an points to the genealogy of Abraham, and that of Ishmael for their decedents and inheritance. To investigate it Press Here

The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, say it is from Abraham, Isaac and Jesus Christ that the promise of God's redemption will come to all that receive Him. Consider Hebrews 9:12-14 (KJV) 12 "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?  And 1 John 1:5-7 (KJV) 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

Islam accuses and denies the Christian - Hebrew record both in accuracy and interpretation without a historical record beyond its own.

The Qur'an says the word of Allah, is temporal and subject to change Surah 2:106 "If we supersede any verse or cause it to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things? "

Therefore, it would be lacking its credibility of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, which goes back to the time of creation, in hieroglyphs in the skies and has not changed.  These confirm the credibility of both the Hebrew and Christian view of Spiritual life and its creator and His war with Satan.  To investigate them, Press Here

Jan. 2010 Questions and Answers

Are there any moderates in the Islamist Faith?

First of all we must consider the term moderates. The dictionary says, a person holds moderate opinions, especially in politics. Moderation is the action of lessening or intensity. That would require a change or modification of absolutes in the demands of the Quran

There is no compromise with the rules for Islamist life according to the Quran, It is a theocratic religion bent on world domination by its proclaimed god. Therefore, there are no possible moderates willing to compromise their faith.

This probation of compromise with revealed Biblical truths is held by Christians consider 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV) "14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

From either point of view, compromise is out of the question, therefore, they are diametrically opposed to each other as each has a separate authority.  The Quran for the Islamist and the Bible for the Christian.

The Constitution of United States of America is a Bible based document.  It is impossible for Islamist to proclaim loyalty and obedience to it. Therefore, the only moderate atheist, or the uncommitted. Think about it, God does!

 

July 2010 Question and Answers

How do most committed Islamist feel about nonbelievers that do not convert to Islam?

To the best of my knowledge we should let the Quran answer that question.   The following excerpts were sent from a Christian Moslem.

Jihad—The Holy War

1. Jihad as Great Commission: Just as Christians have a great commission to make disciples of all nations by sharing the Gospel (Matt 28:18-20), so do Muslims have a great commission to spread the teachings of Islam by Jihad.

• Religion of Islam should prevail over all religions, Surah 48:28-29 "He it is Who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the true religion that He may make it prevail over all the religions; and Allah is enough for a witness. Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those with him are firm of heart against the unbelievers…"

• Fight (katal) until all people become Muslim, Surah 8:39 "And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere."

• Warfare is ordained for Muslims, Surah 2:216 "Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not." Surah 8:67, "It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise."

2. Islam instructs Muslims to fight until all their opponents submit.

• Surah 9:29, "Fight those who… believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, …nor acknowledge the religion of truth (Islam), until they pay tribute taxes with willing submission and feel themselves subdued."

• Surah 9:5, also 2:193, "Fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, seize them beleaguer them and lie in ambush for them in every stratagem (of war)."

• Surah 47:4, "Therefore, when ye meet the unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; at length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them):"

• Sahih Al Bukari Vol 1 Number 24: Allah’s Apostle said, "I have been ordered by (Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and that Mohammad is his (Allah’s) Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that they save their lives and property from me."

• Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith No. 2926: "Allah’s Messenger said, ‘The Hour will not be established until you fight against the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.’"

What is Jihad?

• The Noble Quran Surah 2:190 footnote: "Al-Jihad (holy fighting) in Allah's Cause (with full force of numbers and weaponry) is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of its pillars (on which it stands). By Jihad Islam is established, Allah’s Word is made superior, and His religion (Islam) is propagated. By abandoning Jihad (may Allah protect us from that) Islam is destroyed and the Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honor is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanished. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim, and he who tries to escape from this duty, or does not in his innermost heart wish to fulfill this duty, dies with one of the qualities of a hypocrite."

• According to the Dictionary of Islam: "Jihad: An effort, or a striving." A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Mohammad. It is an incumbent religious duty, established in the Quran and in the Traditions as a divine institution, and enjoined specially for the purpose of advancing Islam and of repelling evil from Muslims.

When an infidel’s country is conquered by a Muslim ruler, its inhabitants are offered three alternatives:

 (1) The reception of Islam, in which case the conquered become enfranchised citizens of the Muslim states.

(2) The payment of a poll-tax (Jizyay), by which unbelievers in Islam obtain protection, and became second class citizens, provided they are not the idolaters of Arabia.

(3) Death by the sword, to those who will not pay the poll tax.

 (Dictionary of Islam. T. P. Hughes. Lahore: The Book House Publishers and Booksellers Trust Bldg., Urdu Bazar, Post Box 734 Lahore-2, Pakistan. N. d., Pgs 243-8.)

Christians have a great commission to make disciples of all nations by sharing the gospel (Matt 28:18-20). Christians are to remember Islamic people in their prayers, most of all to demonstrate God's love for them, by letting them see the Lord living in them, and through them, to these dear Islamic people that they might be saved.

Feb. 2010 Questions and Answer

How are Christians to demonstrate their loyalty to God and America?  Both require personal choice for acceptance and loyalty.  As for the Christian they must be committed to love and follow Christ.  In as much as Jesus Christ taught His followers to obey government even by the example of His own death.  Therefore, Christians have no problem in following the constitution of United States of America as it is fundamentally based on Scriptural truths, showing their love and loyalty to both.

How are those that put their faith in Islam to demonstrate their loyalty to America?  Those committed to faith in Islam are to be loyal to their god Alah and the Quran, as there is no compromise between their authority and that of any other.

Therefore, the authority of the Bible based constitution of United States of America is rejected by Islam.  As there is no compromise for what is right and wrong between the two authorities, that of the Quran or that of the Bible, no committed Islamist can be a moderate.  So how can they be loyal to America?  All Islamist seek their god and the Quran to rule over them in whatever country they are in. Their only hope and prayer is to convert it to destroy its constitution, ultimately making it an Islamic Moslem nation as it has much of the world.  To do that they have traded the sword for using the system (particularly that of democracy as that is the will of the people) to change the government authority to that of Islam.  I understand that attempt to change America is going on right now, in our courts, particularly that of the supreme court.  They want followers of Islam to be exempt from the laws of America so they can live the laws of Islam (Consider this, the laws of the Quran  they consider to be the law of their god for the land of Islam) allows for multiple wives, while our constitution forbids it, calling it bigamy. Furthermore, under Islamic law men can mutilate wives and kill their children, or a woman they claim as their wife had  dishonored them. Under the constitution of the United States of America it is abuse, mutilation and murder.

If they are allowed to succeed how close are we to being an Islamic nation?  Will it happen? I do not know, you had better find out what is going on, and pray.  Remember, if it were to pass, there is no other intervention with the Supreme Court.

However, you should think about this, did the writers of the constitution intend the Supreme Court to interpret laws and rewrite them and enforce their will on the people of this land? Or were they to simply enforce the ones that are spelled out in our Constitution?  IF so let your representatives know your vote rides on what they do about it.

Oct 2010 Question and Answers

What are some of the important differences between the message of the Gospel and that of the Quran?  Let us compare the message of the Scriptures with the Quran for the obvious.

Islam denies the basic tenets of the orthodox Christian faith.

1. The Quran says, God has no Son: Surah 19:88-93, "To say that God has a son is assuredly a disastrous thing, whereby the heavens are almost torn, the earth split asunder, and the mountains fall in ruin. God has no son but everyone has to come to God a sa slave."

The Scriptures tell us of the birth of the Son of God Lk 1:27-38 — "To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her."

2. Muslims misunderstood Mary to be a part of the Christian Trinity (due to veneration of Mary by Roman Catholicism!), Surah 5:116, "And behold! Allah will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah'?" He will say: "Glory to Thee! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart, Thou I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden.

3. The Quran says, Jesus was not God: Surah 3:59 "Verily, the likeness of Isa (Jesus) before Allah is the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then (He) said to him: ‘Be!’- and he was."

4. The Quran says, Jesus was not crucified: Surah 4:157 "That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not."

5. The Quran says, Blood is unimportant to Allah. Surah 22:34-37, "To every people did We appoint rites (of sacrifice), that they might celebrate the name of Allah over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit for food). But your god is One God: submit then your wills to Him (in Islam): and give thou the good news to those who humble themselves,- To those whose hearts when Allah is mentioned, are filled with fear, who show patient perseverance over their afflictions, keep up regular prayer, and spend (in charity) out of what We have bestowed upon them. The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility: thus have We made animals subject to you, that ye may be grateful. It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you, that ye may glorify Allah for His Guidance to you and proclaim the good news to all who do right."

6.The Quran says, There is no atonement for sin in Jesus: Surah 4:171 "O People of the Scripture (Christians)! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah, save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word, which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not ‘Three’—Cease!" Surah 5:75, "Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!"

The Scriptures tell us of the crucifixion of Christ for our sins. John 3:16-18 (KJV) "16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

Heb 9:14-22 (KJV) "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. 19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. "

What has the Lord to say, about how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Consider 1 John 4:1-4, (KJV) "1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

What would He have His people to do?  Be faithful ambassadors to them for He has sent you to them, to give them the only hope there is for them.

Aug 2010 Question and Answers

Are there some of the problems in witnessing to a committed Islamist?  Let us remember that Christ gave His life up for all people that they may be forgiven and saved, and that includes all Islamist.  But it does present some very unique problems confronting the ambassador for Christ to these dear people for whom Christ died?  For the answer to that, we must look at the Quarn for the Answer.

You must be aware that these committed Islamist are duty bound to the teachings of the Quran.  Surahs are chapters in the Quran.

• Fight (katel) with People of the Book, Surah 9:29, "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya (tribute) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."

• Fight until all are Muslims, Surah 8:39, "And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah".

• Religion of Islam should prevail over all religions, Surah 48:28-29 "He it is Who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the true religion that He may make it prevail over all the religions; and Allah is enough for a witness. Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those with him are firm of heart against the unbelievers…"

14. Jihad by deceiving non-Muslims

• Muslims are not bound by their oaths, Surah 66:2, "Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths (in some cases): and Allah is your Protector, and He is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom."

• Muslims are allowed to lie when they are in danger, Surah 16:106, "Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith - but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty."

15 Jihad by disobeying non-Muslim government, Surah 24:52, "It is such as obey Allah and His Messenger, and fear Allah and do right, that will win (in the end)"

• Do not obey the unbeliever, Surah 25:52, "So obey not the disbelievers, but strive against them herewith with a great endeavor."

• Do not obey the unbeliever, Surah 26:151, "And obey not the command of the prodigal,"

• Do not obey the unbeliever, Surah 33:1, "O Prophet! Fear Allah, and hearken not to the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites: verily Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.

• Do not obey the unbeliever, Surah 76:24, "So submit patiently to thy Lord's command, and obey not of them any guilty one or disbeliever."

16. Jihad against those who oppose Mohammad. • If anyone opposes Allah and Mohammad his/her head should be cut off and finger tips, Surah 8:12-13, "Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): ‘I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.’

This because they contended against Allah and His Messenger:  If any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment."

17. Jihad through marriage • Marry Jewish and Christian women, Surah 5:5, "This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the People of the Book, revealed before your time,- when ye give them their due dowers, and desire chastity, not lewdness, nor secret intrigues if any one rejects faith, fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good)."

An adulterer can marry an adulteress, Surah 24:3, "The adulterer shall not marry save an adulteress or an idolatress, and the adulteress none shall marry save an adulterer or an idolater. All that is forbidden unto believers."

Temporary marriage, Surah 4:24, "And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you. Lawful unto you are all beyond those mentioned, so that ye seek them with your wealth in honest wedlock, not debauchery. And those of whom ye seek content (by marrying them), give unto them their portions as a duty. And there is no sin for you in what ye do by mutual agreement after the duty (hath been done). Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Wise."

18. Jihad through drugs: • Abdul Rashid, the head of the Taliban’s anti-drugs control force in Kandahar, spelled out the nature of his unique job. He is authorized to impose a strict ban on the growing of hashish, "because it is consumed by Afghans and Muslims." But, Rashid tells me without a hint of sarcasm, "Opium is permissible because it is consumed by kafirs (unbelievers) in the West ands not by Muslims or Afghans." Ideals and Realities of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr,

• "Who cares if heroin is wreaking havoc in the West? It doesn’t matter, they aren’t Muslims." Mohammad, by Maxime Rodinson, trans. Anne Carter (Pantheon Books, 1980) pg. 205.

• Muslims should not use tobacco: "Most of the tobacco manufacturers are Jewish, and in order to destroy the Jews we must not consume their products…The Jews are the enemies of Allah" Islam, by Caesar E. Farah, 6th ed., (Barrons, 2000), p. 67.

Why then wittiness to such people, if they are duty bound to the Quran? Because they are in darkness and unless you do, what hope do they have?  Remember the Lord loved them, suffered and died for them, just as He did for you.

Only if they shut the door to Christ are you free from the responsibility to give them the Gospel. Matthew 7:6 (KJV) 6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Feb. 2010 Questions and Answer

How are Christians to demonstrate their loyalty to God and America?  Both require personal choice for acceptance and loyalty.  As for the Christian they must be committed to love and follow Christ.  In as much as Jesus Christ taught His followers to obey government even by the example of His own death.  Therefore, Christians have no problem in following the constitution of United States of America as it is fundamentally based on Scriptural truths, showing their love and loyalty to both.

How are those that put their faith in Islam to demonstrate their loyalty to America? Those committed to faith in Islam are to be loyal to their god Alah and the Quran, as there is no compromise between their authority and that of any other.

Therefore, the authority of the Bible based constitution of United States of America is rejected by Islam.  As there is no compromise for what is right and wrong between the two authorities, that of the Quran or that of the Bible, no committed Islamist can be a moderate.  So how can they be loyal to America?  All Islamist seek their god and the Quran to rule over them in whatever country they are in, Their only hope and prayer is to convert it to destroy its constitution, ultimately making it an Islamic Moslem nation as it has much of the world.  To do that they have traded the sword for using the system (particularly that of democracy as that is the will of the people) to change the government authority to that of Islam.  I understand that attempt to change America is going on right now, in our courts, particularly that of the supreme court.  They want followers of Islam to be exempt from the laws of America so they can live the laws of Islam (Consider this, the laws of the Quran they consider to be the law of their god for the land of Islam) allows for multiple wives, while our constitution forbids it, calling it bigamy. Furthermore, under Islamic law men can mutilate wives and kill their children, or a woman they claim as their wife had  dishonored them. Under the constitution of the United States of America it is abuse, mutilation and murder.

If they are allowed to succeed how close are we to being an Islamic nation?   Will it happen?   When I do not know, you had better find out what is going on, and pray.   Remember, if it were to pass, there is no other intervention with the Supreme Court.

However, you should think about this, did the writers of the constitution intend the Supreme Court to interpret laws and rewrite them and enforce their will on the people of this land?  Or were they to simply enforce the ones that are spelled out in our Constitution?   IF so let your representatives know your vote rides on what they do about it.

Mar. 2010 Questions and Answers

What will life be like under the Muslim laws? Remember, there is no democracy ( the will of the people) in Islam.  The theocracy embraced by Islamic Muslim people under their god Allah and the Quran which is considered to be his revealed word for their lives.  Furthermore, Islam is a religion with an army to enforce it.  Therefore, their court system will be ruled by the teachings of the Quran. All of which will be rejected by God's people and there will be great persecution upon all rejecters.  In the eyes of Islamist they are considered to be infidels that will be tortured and killed for not turning to their god, and rules of the Quran's way of life.  Christians will not be allowed to witness to anyone, as it is in other Islamic countries.  Sooner or later Bibles will be band, as well as all meetings of rejecters of Islam.

Tell me something, did God let His people go through such things in the past?   He sure did, for God has not changed and it is about to happen here! Why? Consider what God said to His people at the dedication of Solomon's Temple 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (KJV)  "14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place."

Please note the conditional phrases if and then.  The conditions given by God must be met IF He is to keep His promises.  Therefore, they reaped the consequences.  Bondage and rejection and It is the same today

God's people have failed to repent, that is to be honest with God and themselves, about leaving God's will and going their own way.  All evidence points to the fact that the worlds countries demographics show it is moving in that direction.  As to how soon, no one knows, Jesus said no one will know ahead of time but we can know the season in which it will happen.

Will it be in this generation or the next?   Consider what is going on in the world.  The countries around the world including our own, are giving up their culture and sovereignty in the name of peace to the UN.  Could it be the one world government to come?  What culture is rapidly dominating the world, could it be the one world religion?

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Now go do what is right in the eyes of the Lord and may your decisions bring you the promise of Romans 8:28 " And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."   

Your friend in Christ Warren T. Smith

 

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