Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Review: God's war on terror

I didn't get to share my thoughts on Walid Shoebat's book "God's war on Terror." Very biblically sound, Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson draw striking similarities between Allah and Satan using descriptions from both the Qu'ran and the Bible. Here are some examples:

The largest one is that Islam denies the trinity and the deity of Jesus. In fact, until I started learning about Islam, I didn't realize how much Islam and Christianity are polar opposites although they share much history through the Bible. Islam denies every major tenet of Christianity: the deity of Jesus Christ, the Cross, and the trinity. "They blaspheme who say Allah is one of three." (Qur'an 5:73)

However, in the Old Testament, the prophets speak of all three deities: "Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there [am] I: and now the Lord GOD (the father), and his Spirit (the Holy Spirit), hath sent me" (the son).-Isaiah 48:16

Shoebat beautifully laid that one out for me but in the first three verses of Genesis, Father God creates (In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth), Holy Spirit moves with Him (And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep.the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters) and the son, who is also God, speaks into creation (And God said, Let there be light: and there was light). This ties into John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

In his book, The beginning of the world, Creationist Henry Morris makes talks about the triune nature of God being the very foundation of our universe:
The doctrine of the trinity is not explicitly formulated in these first two verses, but it is clearly consistent with them. The New Testament speaks of God, Son, and Holy Spirit, each distinct and yet each equally and eternally the One God of creation. The Father; through through the son, as the incarnate Word, reveals the Father; the Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son to make applicable and effectual the will of God in His creation. Thus, the spirit was "moving" in creation. Motion implies energy, resulting in the various physical phenomena of the creation. This is the essence of what scientists mean by matter, the phenomena associated with which always involve motion, through space, in time. The universe created is thus a space/matter/time "continuum." Space is the ever-present background within which everywhere occur material phenomena--matter--the manifestation and application of which everywhere involve time. Thus, the created physical universe is really a triuniverse, perhaps reflecting the nature of its triune creator. (Morris, pg.17)

Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi, converted from Islam, also has a similar stance on the trinity. It's too long for me to quote, but it's worth reading.

Back to Shoebat's book, both satan and Allah are described as "beings of light." The Bible describes Lucifer as a lamp in Rev 8:10 which is what the Qur'an describes Allah as-- "a lamp." When reading this comparison, I was floored:

This "lightning bolt" described by Mohammed is described by Jesus: "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven" (Luke 10:18)...The Bible warns us regarding the manner in which satan disguises himself as "an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14). John as well describes him: "I saw a star fall from heaven to the Earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit" (Revelation 9:1). This "star" is referred to as "him," a person and not and actual star. The Qur'an even calls Allah "The Lord of Star of Sirius" (Qur'an, chapter of the star 53:49)

Both desire world denomination...look at Rev 13:7

I recently read son of hamas and it was eye opening into what Islam really is. I urge everyone, Christian, Muslim, Atheist to read it. It also opens the reader up to what really has been happening in the Middle East for the past few decades and what is to come. It has already happened to Lebanon and it is slowly happening to an anesthetized America. Just watch this video from answeringmuslims.com

Both practice beheading.
Again, until I started reading about what is currently happening to Christians in other countries, I didn't realize how close Christ's coming is, how true His word is presently. Christians have been persecuted, are persecuted, and will continue to be persecuted. The link Shoebat makes between satan and Allah is both practice beheading. Revelations 20:4 reminds us of what we might face for the sake of the gospel:

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Shoebat points out that only in Islam beheading is practiced according to doctrine and imbedded in the youth so that graffiti is written "We knock on the gates of heaven with the skulls of Jews." Muhammed had gelling with this for quite some time. During the battle of Badr, Muhammed was thrilled with beheading and upped the an-tee in the Jewish village ofQurayzah.

These things are going on today. Shoebat notes Jewish-American Nicholas Berg, who was abducted and beheaded in 2004 and reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 by Islamic militants. Many people in Sudan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and others are being tortured and killed unless they confess Allah as their Lord.

Here in America, The Cordoba Initiative, named after an area of Spain taken over by jihad, plans to build a mosque 600ft near ground zero. The link explains backdrop for the implications and Walid explains what Imam faisal abdul Rauf really plans to use this space:



There's controversy on Shoebat's validity and intentions but I find most of his book spot on and he is doing much more than griping and theologizing in a forum. He's informing the public about what muslim organizations in arabic and others are starting to speak out as well. Nabeel Qureshi, a former devout muslim, along with David Wood run answeringmuslims.org and also have something to say about the mosques:


It's better to read the site here:
http://www.answeringmuslims.com/search?q=mosque+on+ground+zero where it sites in the Q'ran that muslims are to 1) not befriend unbelievers 2) smile in their face, curse in their hearts, 3) fight unbelievers until they confess there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.

Christians are called to love their enemies. It is not in our doctrine to take vengeance. That is the Lord's. The most important thing is whether or not you have Jesus or not. Because he is in control, I don't worry about a thing. I'm just doing his work to speak the truth. Islam is not peaceful and if you really want to talk to seek truth, pray. Don't come here just to debate. You want to know why there's an oil spill? Because the U.S. turned their backs on Israel and we're too blind to see it. All these tornadoes and storms are gonna keep coming. You see. But Jesus is in control and I'm ready to go with him. Everything that is in the Bible has come to pass. He is coming soon.





46 comments:

  1. Greetings, I'm not leaving this comment in an effort to insult Christians or discredit Jesus because Muslims believe in Jesus, we love and honor him as one of the greatest Prophets of God. My effort is to clariy some inaccurate accusations against Islam and The Prophet Muhammad including Allah!

    YOU SAID, "Christians are called to love their enemies. It is not in our doctrine to take vengeance. That is the Lord's. The most important thing is whether or not you have Jesus or not. Because he is in control, I don't worry about a thing. I'm just doing his work to speak the truth. Islam is not peaceful and if you really want to talk to seek truth, pray."

    But on the contrary Jesus according to this verse in the Bible contradicts your claim: "But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and kill them in front of me." [Luke 19:27].

    YOU SAID: "Back to Shoebat's book, both satan and Allah are described as "beings of light." The Bible describes Lucifer as a lamp in Rev 8:10 which is what the Qur'an describes Allah as-- "a lamp." When reading this comparison, I was floored:"

    BUT LOOK WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT JESUS BEING THE LIGHT: "There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. [John 1:6-9]
    "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you." [Isaiah 60:1-2]
    "Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." [John 8:12]

    YOU SAID: "This "lightning bolt" described by Mohammed is described by Jesus: "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven" (Luke 10:18)...The Bible warns us regarding the manner in which satan disguises himself as "an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14). John as well describes him: "I saw a star fall from heaven to the Earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit" (Revelation 9:1). This "star" is referred to as "him," a person and not and actual star. The Qur'an even calls Allah "The Lord of Star of Sirius" (Qur'an, chapter of the star 53:49)."

    BUT AGAIN LOOK WHAT THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT JESUS AND THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN HIM AND SATAN: "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." [Revelation 22:16]

    "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" [Isaiah 14:12]

    "And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts." [2 Peter 1:19]

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  2. 14 THINGS MUSLIMS BELIEVE ABOUT JESUS ACCORDING TO ISLAM AND THE QUR'AN:

    1) Jesus is the Christ.
    2) Jesus is the Messiah.
    3) Jesus is the word of Allah(God).
    4) Jesus was born of a Virgin.
    5) Jesus performed miricles by Allah's permission.
    6) Jesus was a great great prophet.
    7) Jesus was never touched by Satan.
    8) Jesus was raised up to God.
    9) Jesus will return.
    10) Jesus taught Tawheed which is the oneness of God as taught by all previous prophets including Muhammad.
    11) Jesus was guided by the Holy Spirit (Gabriel).
    12) Jesus worshipped Allah.
    13) Jesus is alive in Al-Jannah (Heaven) awaiting his second coming.
    14) Jesus upon his return to earth will break the cross meaning he will disassociate himself with Christianity, and he will also kill the Dajaal (Anti-Christ).

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  3. JESUS IN THE QUR'AN:

    1. Jesus was sent by Allah, who supported him with the Holy Spirit to tell the world Allah's will (Qur'an 2:87; 5:110-117)

    2. Allah gave to the world Jesus, exalted him above all others, and supported him with the Holy Spirit as proof of his sovereignty (Qur'an 2: 253)

    3. Allah caused the miracle birth of John the Baptist to the aged Zechariah and his barren wife so John could be the messenger to announce Jesus as the Messiah (Qur'an 3:33-41)

    4. Allah appointed Mary to be the virgin mother of Jesus, the Messiah. (Qur'an 3:42-45; 19: 12-22; 21:90)

    5. Jesus would be righteous [sinless] all his life (3:46; 6:86; 19:19)
    6. Jesus was a messenger of Allah, who is to be believed (Qur'an 4:171)

    7. Allah caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow [the prophets], gave him the Gospel, and placed compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who followed him (Qur'an 57:27)

    8. Allah strengthened the group of Jews who believed Jesus and his message, so they overcame those who disbelieved (Qur'an 61:14).

    8. The true message of Jesus and the prophets was perverted by religious leaders who were condemned by Allah (Qur'an 9:31)

    9. Long before the Prophet Muhammad, Allah revealed the Torah and the Gospel for mankind's guidance (Qur'an 3:3-4, 48, 65)

    10. Allah taught Jesus the Scripture and wisdom, and the Torah and the Gospel. Allah would do miracles through Jesus and make him a messenger to Israel (3:48, 49)

    11. Allah gathered Jesus and caused him to be resurrected and ascended to Allah himself (Qur'an 3:55; 4:158)

    12. Allah bestowed the Gospel on Jesus to be a light (Qur'an 5:46)

    13. Observing the Torah and the Gospel brings nourishment from above (Qur'an 5:66)

    14. Those who went astray from Allah's commands were cursed by both David and Jesus (Qur'an 5:78).

    15. Allah inspired Jesus' Disciples to believe in Jesus and his message (Qur'an 5:110)

    16. Jesus and his Disciples were Allah's helpers (Qu'ran 61:6,14)

    17. Believe in all that was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus receieved. (Qur'an 2:136)

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  4. THIS IS YOUR WARNING...SO PAY ATTENTION!

    "O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: nor say Of Allah ought but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) A Messenger of Allah, And His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and the Spirit proceeding From Him: so believe In Allah and His Messengers. Say not "Trinity": desist: It will be better for you: For Allah is One God: Glory to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above Having a son. To Him (Allah) Belong all things in the heavens And on earth. And enough Is Allah as a Disposer of affairs. [4:1:71]

    Say, "O followers of the scripture, let us come to a logical agreement between us and you: that we shall not worship except GOD; that we never set up any idols besides Him, nor set up any human beings as lords beside GOD." If they turn away, say, "Bear witness that we are submitters." [3:64]

    "Among them are those who twist their tongues to imitate the scripture, that you may think it is from the scripture, when it is not from the scripture, and they claim that it is from GOD, when it is not from GOD. Thus, they utter lies and attribute them to GOD, knowingly." [3:78]

    Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He (God) will disgrace them and ask, "Where are My partners that you had set up beside Me, and had opposed Me for their sake?" Those blessed with knowledge will say, "Today, the shame and misery have befallen the disbelievers."[16:27]

    "And behold! God will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men,"worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God'?" 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, I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden." [5:116]

    'GOD took a covenant from the prophets, saying, "I will give you the scripture and wisdom. Afterwards, a messenger (Muhammad) will come to confirm all existing scriptures (Torah, Gospel). You shall believe in him and support him." He said, "Do you agree with this, and pledge to fulfill this covenant?" They said, "We agree." He said, "You have thus borne witness, and I bear witness along with you." [3:81]

    Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: "Do not over-praise me as the Christians over-praised Jesus the son of Mary. I am His slave, so say: 'God's slave and messenger'." Narrated by both Al-Bukhari and Muslim

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  5. In The Name of Allaah,
    The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

    You said:

    "I didn't get to share my thoughts on Walid Shoebat's book "God's war on Terror." Very biblically sound, Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson draw striking similarities between Allah and Satan using descriptions from both the Qu'ran and the Bible."

    The Noble Qur'aan [16:98] says:
    When thou dost read the Qur'an, seek Allah's protection from Satan the rejected one

    The Noble Qur'aan [35:6] says:
    Verily Satan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his adherents, that they may become Companions of the Blazing Fire

    The Noble Qur'aan [17:53] says:
    Say to My servants that they should (only) say those things that are best: for Satan doth sow dissensions among them: For Satan is to man an avowed enemy.

    The Noble Qur'aan [36:60] says:
    "Did I not enjoin on you, O ye Children of Adam, that ye should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?-

    The Noble Qur'aan [14:22] says:
    And Satan will say when the matter is decided: "It was Allah Who gave you a promise of Truth: I too promised, but I failed in my promise to you. I had no authority over you except to call you but ye listened to me: then reproach not me, but reproach your own souls. I cannot listen to your cries, nor can ye listen to mine. I reject your former act in associating me with Allah. For wrong-doers there must be a grievous penalty."

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  6. In The Name of Allaah,
    The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

    You said:

    "Here are some examples: The largest one is that Islam denies the trinity and the deity of Jesus. In fact, until I started learning about Islam, I didn't realize how much Islam and Christianity are polar opposites although they share much history through the Bible. Islam denies every major tenet of Christianity: the deity of Jesus Christ, the Cross, and the trinity. "They blaspheme who say Allah is one of three." (Qur'an 5:73)"

    Yes, the belief of Muslims and Christians are polar opposite.

    Where is there an ayat from the Qur'aan that states that Allaah and the Shaytan (Satan) are similar (Astaghfirullah)? You have not supplied any. Neither did Shoebat.

    How can you lie and claim to have started learning about Islaam? Have you ever even read the entire English transliteration of the Qur'aan? I bet you haven't even read past the first page.

    Subhana'alaa, you haven't even read the whole Bible yet. You don't even have the patience or discipline to read the Bible cover to cover before you start slinging insults against the Qur'aan (which you have never read).

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  7. In The Name of Allaah,
    The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

    You said:

    ""Here are some examples: The largest one is that Islam denies the trinity and the deity of Jesus. In fact, until I started learning about Islam, I didn't realize how much Islam and Christianity are polar opposites although they share much history through the Bible. Islam denies every major tenet of Christianity: the deity of Jesus Christ, the Cross, and the trinity. "They blaspheme who say Allah is one of three." (Qur'an 5:73)"

    The Noble Qur'aan [2:116] says:
    They say: "Allah hath begotten a son" :Glory be to Him.-Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: everything renders worship to Him.

    The Noble Qur'aan [5:72] says:
    They do blaspheme who say: "Allah is Christ the son of Mary." But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.

    The Noble Qur'aan [5:73] says:
    They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.

    The Noble Qur'aan [40:42] says:
    "Ye do call upon me to blaspheme against Allah, and to join with Him partners of whom I have no knowledge; and I call you to the Exalted in Power, Who forgives again and again!"

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  8. In The Name of Allaah,
    The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

    You said:

    "Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi, converted from Islam, also has a similar stance on the trinity."

    Dr. Qureshi was never a Muslim. He was an Ahmadi. Go look up what an Ahmadi is, what they believe, as opposed to what is taught in The Qur'aan and in The Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings Be Upon him) before you start start claiming that he was a "convert" from Islaam.

    Subhana'alaa, you really act as if you know something about Islaam when in fact you have demonstrated time and again that you don't know anything about Islaam, much less Christianity.

    You can't stand it when anyone disagrees with you about anything. Like always, you wish to provoke anger and controversy with your ignorance.

    That is why you will eventually disable comments from anyone who disagrees with your weak and distorted assessment of Islaam and Muslims despite the fact that you are publishing your uneducated opinions on a PUBLIC blog.

    Being a Christian doesn't require that you spew false and inaccurate propaganda against a belief that is different than your own, much less one that you know absolutely nothing about.

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  9. In The Name of Allaah,
    The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

    If you are truly confident in your ability to discuss matters concerning Islaam, then prove it by not disabling response comments from myself or anyone who has an opinion different than yours.

    Please learn how to formulate an argument, present it, and defend it. If not, you will maintain the image of an ignorant and cowardly child.

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  10. If u want 2 really learn about Islam why don't u just go to masajid and speak with shiiyookh? Why must u lie about Islam? read the Quran first then decide 4 ur self. No muslim here is speaking badly about the bible or Jesus Alayhees Sallam. We love Jesus Alayhees Sallam, he is our Nabi wal Messia. We believe he is born without the sperm from any man. Maryam radi allahu anhu was a chaste woman. We believe Jesus Alayhees Sallam is coming back too!

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  11. JESUS IS NOT GOD AND GOD IS NOT JESUS:

    "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?" [Numbers 23:19]

    "Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know." [Acts 2:22]

    "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear , O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:" [Mark 12:29-32]

    "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." [John 20:17]

    Jesus says in John 4:24, "God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

    "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." [John 5:30]

    "The disciple is not above his master (Jesus), nor the servant (Jesus) above his lord (God)." [Matt 10:24]

    JESUS IS NOT ALL KNOWING:

    "Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away." [Matt 21:18-19]

    "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father." [Mark 13:32]

    By the above verses it's clear that Jesus and God are two different beings, Jesus never said he was God, never taught the Trinity and never demanded to be worshipped.

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  12. TRINITY ANSWERED:

    The concept of "Trinity" was in fact a very old worshipping practice; it started long time before the time of Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –. It was in Babylon that the idea of "Trinity" first appeared. This Trinity consisted of Baal, the Sun-god as father, Semiramis, the Queen mother and Nimrod, the divine child. A day was set aside to rejoice over and to celebrate the re-birth of the young god. From Babylon this worship spread to other places, but the names varied in different countries.

    In Western Asia, the god Attis was worshipped as the child of miracle, born to a virgin mother Nana. In Egypt, we have again the same belief with a change of names. There is Isis and Osiris were worshipped as "Mother and Child". In Rome, the "Mother and Child" deities were known as Fortuna and Jupiterpuer; in Greece, Demeter and Dionysus; and in other countries such as India, Tibet and China. Therefore, one can easily understand how the concept of `Trinity' crept into the doctrines of Christianity as it was adapted to suit the Gentiles.

    This polytheistic (believing in more than one god) Trinitarianism was intertwined with Greek religion and philosophy and slowly worked its way into Christian thought and creeds some 300 years after Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – The idea of "God the Son" is Babylonian paganism and mythology that was grafted into Christianity. Tertullian, a lawyer and presbyter of the third century Church in Carthage, was the first to use the word "Trinity" when he put forth the theory that the Son and the Spirit participate in the being of God, but all are of one being of substance with the Father.

    Three centuries after Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –, the corrupt emperor Constantine forced the minority opinion of the trinity upon the council of Nicea. The Christian church went downward from there; in fact some of the creeds and councils actually contradict each other. The council of Nicea 325 said that "Jesus Christ is God," the council of Constantinople 381 said that "the Holy Spirit is God," the council of Ephesus 431 said that "human beings are totally depraved," the council of Chalcedon 451 said that "Jesus Christ is both man and God."

    If you follow the logic here then first you have Jesus Christ – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – as God, then you have man totally depraved, and then you have Jesus Christ – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – as man and God.

    If Jesus Christ – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – is both man and God; does this mean that God is also totally depraved?

    DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY:

    According to the first two Ecumenical Councils of Church, God is three gods merged into one God. This one God is called the Trinity. This name of God does not exist anywhere in the New Testament! However, to say that God is three, in Christianity, is a blasphemy of the highest order. All three parts of the Trinity are "coequal", "co-eternal" and "of the same substance." In other words, while the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost sustain distinct relationships to one another, they share the same divine nature.

    The Trinitarian doctrine of the Gnostic was adopted by the Church in 325 C.E.

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  13. PAUL THE TRUE FOUNDER OF CHRISTIANITY AND THE DECIEVER:

    PAUL IN THE BIBLE SAYS: "For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?" (Romans 3:7)

    JESUS IN THE BIBLE SAYS: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not" (Jn. 8:44-45).

    WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT THE PHARISEES:
    Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves." (Matt 23:15)

    PAUL ADMITS HE'S A PHARISEE: "But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question." (Acts 23:6)

    JESUS SAYS: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.”
    (Matt 10:5-6)

    But he Jesus answered and said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matt 15:24)

    BUT PAUL SAYS: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentiles.” (Romans 1:16)

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  14. CONCERNING THE LAW, GOD & JESUS VS. PAUL:

    GOD SAYS in Deut 4:2 "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you."

    Deut 6:17-18 reads: "You shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies and his statutes, which he has commanded you. And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may go well with you, and that you may go in and take possession of the good land that the LORD swore to give to your fathers."

    Daniel 7:25 reads: "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

    Psalms 19:7-9 Reads: "The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether."

    JESUS SAYS: Matt 5:17-20 reads: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. "And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."

    BUT PAUL SAYS: Romans 3:27-28, "Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law."

    Acts 13:39 Reads: "And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses."

    Galatians 3:10-13 reads: "For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith."

    Galatians 2:16 reads: "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree."

    Wow so Paul says that Jesus who was free of sins is a curse! This is deception at best...sorry to say but you so-called Christians actually follow the teachings of Paul not God or Jesus, so please humble yourselves and realise that you're being lied to and is now time to accept Islam and worship only God Allah in order to be saved!

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  15. In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

    Ayat (verses) 3:42-45 "Behold ! the angels said: O Mary ! Allah hath chosen thee and purified thee- chosen thee above the women of all nations. Oh Mary ! worship they Lord devoutly: Prostrate thyself, and bow down (in prayer) with those who bow down. This is part of the tidings of the things unseen, which We reveal unto thee (O Prophet !) by inpiration: Thou wast not with them when they cast lots with arrows, as to which of them should be charged with the care of Mary: Nor wast thou with them when they disputed (the point). Behold ! the angels said: O Mary ! Allah giveth thee Glad tidings of a word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus. The son of Mary, held in honour In this world and the Hereafter And of (the company of) those Nearest to Allah."

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  16. Ayat (verses) 19:17-21 "She (Marry) placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We (Allah) sent to her Our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects. She said: 'I seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah.' He said: 'Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.' She said: 'How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?' He said: 'So (if will be): Thy Lord saith, 'That is Easy for Me: and (we wish) to appoint him as a sign unto men and a mercy from us': It is a matter (so) decreed.'"

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  17. http://52prayers.com/index.php/post/17-islamic-center-of-virginia-richmond-va/

    This Friday at 2:15, I attended The Islamic Center of Virginia on Buford road. Admittedly, I had a bit of anxiety before attending. I was disappointed in myself for having these feelings so I looked inside with an honest eye to do a little self reflection. Within minutes, I realized that while absolutely irrational, I was apprehensive to trust the Muslim people based on the events of 9/11 and the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I’m ashamed to say that the bias of the sensational media obviously had an affect on me. I asked God to remove these unnecessary judgments from my heart. I’m still working on ridding myself of these harmful stereotypes; hopefully that wisdom will come in time.

    I pulled up to the mosque and found a spot right up front. I sat in my car for a few minutes before going inside. While wearing my mother-in-law’s pashmina wrapped around my head as a makeshift hijab, I discreetly watched as several people trickled in. One man in particular kept my interest. He was a tall fair-skinned man with a lengthy blond beard. He wore a pure white robe that hung down to his ankles and a matching hat that fit his head neatly. He was off by himself in a secluded area of the mosques grounds. He stood under a Witchazel tree with its full yellow blooms, and gracefully moved about while talking on his cell phone. I was incredibly aware of his presence and intrigued as to how he became a Muslim.

    Once the clock hit 2:12, I left the comfort of my car and started to walk inside. I immediately found myself hoping no one would notice that I wasn’t a Muslim. It wasn’t long before I learned that my non-Muslim identity was going to be clearly evident.

    When I walked through the doors, I saw a shoe cubby. I took off my flats and placed them in. I made a mental note that all the shoes looked like they belonged to men and wondered if I was missing something. While I briefly pondered the thought a man approaching from my right met me with a very curious look. I thought “he knows I’m not a Muslim. I’m sticking out like a sore thumb!” Just at that moment I looked over my shoulder and saw women placing their shoes in an entirely separate area from the men. Embarrassed by my action, I quickly took my flats and hurried over.

    Determined to not make any other obvious moves that would blow my Muslim cover, I made my way to the area where the service was being held. It was one large room with several Arabic posters framed as art. The walls were covered in two different shades of “it’s a boy blue” and a thick matching carpet covered the floor. Everyone was sitting on it, with their legs crossed like children ready for storytime. The men sat separately in the front rows, followed by the women and children. Four chairs lined the back wall of the room. Before coming to mosque I called ahead to see if there was anything I needed to know. I was instructed to sit in one of the chairs in the back of the room so I knew one of those four chairs had my non-Muslim name on it. As I made my way, I touched my head to make sure my pashmina was still on correctly and not exposing my neck or hair. I kept fidgeting with it, nervous that it would fall off and I’d be exposed.

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  18. http://quadriplegicinnyc.blogspot.com/2010/06/review-gods-war-on-terror.html#comment-form

    This Friday at 2:15, I attended The Islamic Center of Virginia on Buford road. Admittedly, I had a bit of anxiety before attending. I was disappointed in myself for having these feelings so I looked inside with an honest eye to do a little self reflection. Within minutes, I realized that while absolutely irrational, I was apprehensive to trust the Muslim people based on the events of 9/11 and the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I’m ashamed to say that the bias of the sensational media obviously had an affect on me. I asked God to remove these unnecessary judgments from my heart. I’m still working on ridding myself of these harmful stereotypes; hopefully that wisdom will come in time.

    I pulled up to the mosque and found a spot right up front. I sat in my car for a few minutes before going inside. While wearing my mother-in-law’s pashmina wrapped around my head as a makeshift hijab, I discreetly watched as several people trickled in. One man in particular kept my interest. He was a tall fair-skinned man with a lengthy blond beard. He wore a pure white robe that hung down to his ankles and a matching hat that fit his head neatly. He was off by himself in a secluded area of the mosques grounds. He stood under a Witchazel tree with its full yellow blooms, and gracefully moved about while talking on his cell phone. I was incredibly aware of his presence and intrigued as to how he became a Muslim.

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  19. Once the clock hit 2:12, I left the comfort of my car and started to walk inside. I immediately found myself hoping no one would notice that I wasn’t a Muslim. It wasn’t long before I learned that my non-Muslim identity was going to be clearly evident.

    When I walked through the doors, I saw a shoe cubby. I took off my flats and placed them in. I made a mental note that all the shoes looked like they belonged to men and wondered if I was missing something. While I briefly pondered the thought a man approaching from my right met me with a very curious look. I thought “he knows I’m not a Muslim. I’m sticking out like a sore thumb!” Just at that moment I looked over my shoulder and saw women placing their shoes in an entirely separate area from the men. Embarrassed by my action, I quickly took my flats and hurried over.

    Determined to not make any other obvious moves that would blow my Muslim cover, I made my way to the area where the service was being held. It was one large room with several Arabic posters framed as art. The walls were covered in two different shades of “it’s a boy blue” and a thick matching carpet covered the floor. Everyone was sitting on it, with their legs crossed like children ready for storytime. The men sat separately in the front rows, followed by the women and children. Four chairs lined the back wall of the room. Before coming to mosque I called ahead to see if there was anything I needed to know. I was instructed to sit in one of the chairs in the back of the room so I knew one of those four chairs had my non-Muslim name on it. As I made my way, I touched my head to make sure my pashmina was still on correctly and not exposing my neck or hair. I kept fidgeting with it, nervous that it would fall off and I’d be exposed.

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  20. I took a seat next to two ladies who seemed to be getting a Islam 101 by one of the Muslim women. I listened in to see if there was anything I could learn but just as I did, a commanding voice came from the front of the room; and there he stood. The mesmerizing man from underneath the tree outside was fluently speaking Arabic with an interesting accent. He stood behind a wooden podium and kicked off the Friday service. He’d read from their inspired scripture and then immediately followed it with the English translation. His name is Ammar Amonette and he is referred to as “the Imam” among his congregation. The Imam’s message involved adhering to Allah’s laws concerning business dealings. He challenged everyone to think of their business transactions with Allah’s godly desires in mind. He read from the Qur’an and consistently gave Allah praise and his messengers blessings for the great work they had done here while on Earth. When he spoke of the nature of Allah I found it comforting that Allah seemed to resemble my own God. He was described as just and merciful, forgiving while being no stranger to serious punishment. I watched as men, women, and children continually fell to the floor while praising Him. I couldn’t help but be envious of the way they chose to worship. They never said Allah’s name without thanking him. They prayed so openly in such a submissive position: on the floor with their faces down toward the carpet like an infant child’s pose. The women made public proclamations of their faith to everyone who could see them by their chosen dress. Their lives were completely dedicated to Allah and they boldly humbled themselves before Him. It was quite beautiful to watch such a loyal flock. I thought briefly about how freeing it would be if Christians were easily recognized by the way they dressed. If it was obvious who the Christians were because they had made public who they served. Unfortunately for Christians, most of us are a private bunch with our religious matters. While most Americans call themselves Christian, we wouldn’t physically show it out in public. We don’t talk about it at our parties, just occasionally over dinner with our most trusted friends. Mostly, we leave God to Sunday conversation. It’s interesting that the anxiety I have about Islam spawns from the seriousness and intensity of the religion. It seems that this seriousness is also what I like about the Islamic faith. They do not take Allah lightly. I think we could take a lesson from Muslims about what submission to God really looks like. I think some Christians tend to be a bit proud in that department.

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  21. I took a seat next to two ladies who seemed to be getting a Islam 101 by one of the Muslim women. I listened in to see if there was anything I could learn but just as I did, a commanding voice came from the front of the room; and there he stood. The mesmerizing man from underneath the tree outside was fluently speaking Arabic with an interesting accent. He stood behind a wooden podium and kicked off the Friday service. He’d read from their inspired scripture and then immediately followed it with the English translation. His name is Ammar Amonette and he is referred to as “the Imam” among his congregation. The Imam’s message involved adhering to Allah’s laws concerning business dealings. He challenged everyone to think of their business transactions with Allah’s godly desires in mind. He read from the Qur’an and consistently gave Allah praise and his messengers blessings for the great work they had done here while on Earth. When he spoke of the nature of Allah I found it comforting that Allah seemed to resemble my own God. He was described as just and merciful, forgiving while being no stranger to serious punishment. I watched as men, women, and children continually fell to the floor while praising Him. I couldn’t help but be envious of the way they chose to worship. They never said Allah’s name without thanking him. They prayed so openly in such a submissive position: on the floor with their faces down toward the carpet like an infant child’s pose. The women made public proclamations of their faith to everyone who could see them by their chosen dress. Their lives were completely dedicated to Allah and they boldly humbled themselves before Him. It was quite beautiful to watch such a loyal flock. I thought briefly about how freeing it would be if Christians were easily recognized by the way they dressed. If it was obvious who the Christians were because they had made public who they served. Unfortunately for Christians, most of us are a private bunch with our religious matters. While most Americans call themselves Christian, we wouldn’t physically show it out in public. We don’t talk about it at our parties, just occasionally over dinner with our most trusted friends. Mostly, we leave God to Sunday conversation. It’s interesting that the anxiety I have about Islam spawns from the seriousness and intensity of the religion. It seems that this seriousness is also what I like about the Islamic faith. They do not take Allah lightly. I think we could take a lesson from Muslims about what submission to God really looks like. I think some Christians tend to be a bit proud in that department.

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  22. Luke 19:21 was taken out of context. Jesus is not telling his disciples to bring unbelievers to slay them. Those who don't believe in the end, will be slain. He is telling the parable of the ten pounds.

    As for Jesus being the light, that is true, but that is not one of his names.

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  23. Abdul Hameed--> I appreciate your testimony, but true Christianity is felt through the love of Christ, the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5), not through external dress.

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  24. I love you Che! I'm praying for you!

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  25. Paul is not the founder of Christianity.

    Jesus Christ is the founder of Christianity.

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  26. As usual Che (Yusuf) anger and resentment come before everything. You are anything but peaceful. You call me an ignorant cowardly child? You can't even come to an event that I invite you to and then you want to say goodbye to me ALONE before you head out to florida? YOU ARE THE COWARD! I have to screen your comments/block because you purposely harass me and are aggressive towards ME. I have the right to block anything I want. Now I've given you some time to spout whatever comments you want. That doesn't erase the facts that:

    1. Jesus fulfilled many prophesies concerning his birth and death.

    2. Jesus performed miracles, healed, was sinless, was worshipped, forgave sins, is omniscient in that He knows all hearts and intentions. (John 16:30)

    3. Jesus Historically was crucified and rose from the dead. Look up Gary Habermas for a reference)

    John 17:5 "And now glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was."

    God has given us His Word (Jesus) so we can know Him and have a relationship with Him. But also, we needed redemption because of our sins, that was his plan from the beginning. God's speaks to us His will through His Spirit. This is the triune Godhead which is eternal.

    God bless Israel!

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  27. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the "last:

    Who is the first and the last?

    "I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." Rev 1:17-18

    Clearly Jesus lived and died and rose this name, the first and the last, makes one more thing obvious:

    "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God." Isaiah 44:6

    JESUS IS LORD!

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  28. @ Nikki, Yes Paul Did start Christianity, the Prophet Jesus (Eesa) Peace be upon him was a Jew, the original Jew. His own ppl declared war against him cuz he believed in the unseen. Don't listen to these pagans that modernized Gods words. first of all for anyone to understand Jesus moses, Noah, John the baptist, Abraham, Jonah,etc Peace be upon all of them must understand the language. can u speak Hebrew. Don't let the pagan Europeans mislead u into innovation through their own thoughts and opinions to manipulate GODs words to benefit one race over another. The pages been torn and replaced. i'm not the mostt knowledgeable but i did take a Bible course have two certificates. And its been tampered with to misguide ppl. Don't be one of the misguided.

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  29. God created ALL languages, and He has given us the knowledge to translate his word effectively Hallelujah! The Bible was written in three different languages, from 40 different authors yet the theme of redemption is clear. RELIGION IS VAIN, IT IS FAITH IN JESUS AND A LIFE OF REPENTANCE THAT SAVES:

    For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. (Rom 2:25)

    Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? (Rom 2:26)

    And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? (Rom 2:27)

    For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

    But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God. (Rom 2:28)

    How do I know that I've been saved? Jesus has changed my life for the better! I have a restored relationship with my father and I see how Jesus has changed him. The first thing my brother does is meet me with hostility but I can still say that I love him and in the end me and my family will always be there for him. That's Jesus. That's just one example, but I don't need to wear a head dress or pray 5 times a day to "prove" my faith. God knows all hearts.

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  30. Funny how you say that Jesus performed miracles, what are you trying to prove? The Prophet Muhammad also performed miracles as well as others in the Bible here's the evidence!

    Splitting of the Moon: "The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder" [Qur'an 54:1]

    Volume 6, Book 60, Number 388:
    Narrated Abdullah:
    The moon was cleft asunder while we were in the company of the Prophet Muhammad,and it became two parts. The Prophet (PBUH) said, Witness, witness (this miracle)." This Miricle can be confirmed by Scientists and NASA!

    1.FOOD MULTIPLICATION:
    2.SUPPLICATION FOR RAIN :
    3.LIGHTS TO GUIDE COMPANIONS:
    4.CRYING OF THE STEM OF THE DATE PALM TREE:
    5.GLORIFICATION OF ALLAH BY THE PROPHET'S MEALS:
    6.THE EXPLUSION OF A CHRISTIANS LIAR'S CORPSE BY THE EARTH:
    7.THE SPEECH OF THE WOLF:
    8.THE PROPHET'S NIGHT JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM AND ASCENT TO THE HEAVENS:

    Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: "Do not over-praise me as the Christians over-praised Jesus the son of Mary. I am His slave, so say: 'God's slave and messenger'." Narrated by both Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    HERE ARE SOME MIRACLES BY OTHERS IN THE BIBLE:

    ELIJAH RAISED THE DEAD: When "Elijah reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the LORD. Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy's body grew warm. Elijah turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out upon him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes." [2 Kings 4:32-35]

    AND HERE ARE SOME MORE TO PONDER OVER:

    Elijah's bones revive the dead (2 Kings 13:21)
    Widow's son raised from the dead (1 Kings 17:17-24)
    The Syrian army cured of blindness at Samaria (2 Kings 6:20)
    Fire at Elijah's prayers (1 Kings 18:19-39)
    Rain at Elijah's prayers (1 Kings 18:41-45)
    Elijah fed by ravens (1 Kings 17, 18)
    Jordan divided by Elijah and Elisha near Jericho (2 Kings 2:7, 8, 14)
    Elijah carried up into heaven (2 Kings 2:11)
    Uzziah struck with leprosy, Jerusalem (2 Chr. 26:16-21)
    Naaman cured of leprosy, Gehazi afflicted with it (2 Kings 5:10-27)
    Red Sea divided; Israel passes through (See: Passage of Red Sea) (Ex. 14:21-31)
    The Syrian army smitten with blindness at Dothan (2 Kings 6:18)
    The Syrian army cured of blindness at Samaria (2 Kings 6:20)
    Waters of Marah sweetened (Ex. 15:23-25)
    Water from the rock, smitten twice by Moses, Desert of Zin (Num. 20:7-11)
    The Jordan divided, so that Israel passed over dryshod near the city of Adam (Josh. 3:14-17)
    The walls of Jericho fall down (Josh. 6:6-20)
    The sun and moon stayed. (Josh. 10:12-14)
    The strength of Samson (Judg. 14-16)
    Jeroboam's hand withered. (1 Kings 13:4)
    Widow of Zarephath's meal and oil increased (1 Kings 17:14-16)
    Drought at Elijah's prayers (1 Kings 17, 18)
    The widow's oil multiplied (2 Kings 4:2-7)
    The deadly pottage cured with meal at Gilgal (2 Kings 4:38-41)
    Naaman cured of leprosy, Gehazi afflicted with it (2 Kings 5:10-27)
    Ben hadad's plans discovered. Hazael's thoughts, etc. (2 Kings 6:12)
    The Syrian army smitten with blindness at Dothan (2 Kings 6:18)
    The Syrian army cured of blindness at Samaria (2 Kings 6:20)
    Shadow of sun goes back ten degrees on the sun-dial of Ahaz, Jerusalem (2 Kings 20:9-11)

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  31. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
    (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
    Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
    And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
    By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
    Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
    To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom 1:1-7)

    Paul starts out mosts of his letters this way. He states first that he is a servant of Jesus, called of Jesus when he saw him resurrected in Damascus (Acts chapter 9). He does this at the beginning of almost every chapter, to solidify the reader's understanding of that he's not just anybody preaching.

    Secondly, he reiterates Jesus' royal lineage through David. This is very important in understanding prophecy and Jesus' claims to deity--HE IS THE ONE WHO WAS DESCRIBED IN ISAIAH 9:6 and LUKE 2:11.
    Muslims apparently believe that Jesus is the Christ, "For unto you is born this day, in the City of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."

    The miracles you listed are just proof of the trinity in action. The Lord God the Father healing and giving the authority for others to heal, The Holy Spirit in motion for the parting of the red sea and the falling of the walls of Jericho. But Jesus was also present during all of that! Jesus said, "Let there be light!" Jesus is the Word of the Lord, whom Abram followed. It is Jesus who is ever faithful, even if we're not. That is the whole point of needing Him for redemption instead of the law, or a religious works system.

    God Bless

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  32. More evidence of Paul's Authority as an Apostle:

    Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

    As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. (Acts 13:1-2)

    Acts 9:15 (26:16; 22:14,15) - Luke records that Jesus Himself endorsed Paul as a chosen vessel to preach His name

    2 pet 3:15-16 Pet endorsed Paul's writing's as truth, solidifying the fact he was an apostle.

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  33. Nicky please let our discussion continue respectfully by allowing my comments to be posted, thank you!

    Paul's letters display a remarkable degree of ignorance about Jesus the man, and his teaching. The entire corpus of Paul's letters contains two historical facts about Jesus: that he was crucified, and that he had a brother named James. Paul seems content with his ignorance, stating "knowledge puffeth up" (1 Corinthians 8:1).

    Jesus spent years living with and teaching a group of twelve Apostles. Paul's attitude towards these Apostles can be found in the following passage from Galatians: "But though we, or an angel of heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. . . . For I neither received [the gospel] from man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. . . . I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it . . . But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb . . . To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles I saw none, save James the Lord's brother. Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia" Galatians 1:8-21.

    As this passage makes clear, Paul did not avail himself of the opportunity to learn from those whom Jesus taught face to face. Paul instead claimed that his revelation came directly from God, making instruction from humans unnecessary for him. Given this attitude, it would not be surprising if Paul did more talking than listening during the fifteen days he spent with Peter. It will become clear that he was unable or unwilling to eliminate contradictions between his own doctrine and that of Jesus. It is surprising that someone who had chosen a profession of lifelong ministry should fail to avail himself of the opportunity to learn from those who had been taught by Jesus himself. Paul's approach to the Apostles that the visible Jesus chose can be found in the following passages. Paul sneers the three chief Apostles: James, Cephas (i.e. Simon Peter) and John, saying that they "seemed to be pillars" Galatians 2:9. Paul publicly rebukes Peter (Galatians 2:14), scolds Barnabas (Galatians 2:13), and claims "For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles" 2 Corinthians 11:5. And in 2 Corinthians 12:11, Paul claims, "in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing."

    Jesus' attitude towards the twelve Apostles was different. "Then answered Peter, and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" Matthew 19:27-28.

    Paul clearly felt that the personal revelation that he experienced was of greater value than the years of instruction that the Apostles received from Jesus himself. To test the validity of this assertion, it is necessary to compare Paul's teaching with that of Jesus. If, in fact, Paul's teaching turns out to be a natural extension of that of Jesus, in the same way that a fully grown tree is the natural extension of a sapling, then there may be validity to his belief. If, however, the voice or spirit that Paul thinks communicated with him is unreliable, then we should expect to see Paul choosing a different path than the one Jesus chose.

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  34. The Disciples remembered Paul’s persecutions towards the believers of Jesus. They were very suspicious of Paul. So when he finally came to them (41 B.C.E.) they didn’t believe his lie. They looked at him as a spy.Acts 9:26 “And when Saul had come to Jerusalem he tried to John in himself with the Disciples but they were all afraid of him. And did not believe that he was a Disciple.” And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.''..As you can see the Disciples didn’t trust him. However, there was one amongst them who believed Paul’s lies. That was Barnabas, also known to all as “Son of Comfort." (Acts 4:36-37).

    Have you ever read the Gospel of Barnabas? I have a copy of that Gospel and according to the writing of Barnabas he is not in agreement with Paul....again please see the above comments regarding the contradictions of Paul's teachings with God's and Jesus.

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  35. "For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God." 1 Cor 15:9 Paul does not think he is better but the least. He is humble and recognizes his sins.

    "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me." 1 Cor 15:10 Paul also recognizes that it was God who did the work.

    In the fifteen days that Paul spent with Peter, he would know that Jesus revealed himself to him. After being with Jesus so long himself, he would test the spirit of Paul to be a true apostle, which is the same for all true Christians:

    "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1..."We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error...Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins." (1 John 4:6-10)

    The contention between Paul and Barnabas was temporary. They had differences of how to approach the second missionary journey (acts 15:36-39). They would be reconciled in their travels again to Jerusalem (Gal. 2) As for the Gospel of Barnabas, it is not God inspired. This is a twisted Gospel by Muslims to deceive people into believing there was this lasting rift between Barnabas and Paul. I downloaded it, and looking through it briefly, it was a quasi-Islamic text that didn't line up with Barnabas, the real 1st century disciple. There is an epistle of Barnabas, but this was also not canonized.

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  36. First let me begin with the Gospel of Barnabas...it is not a twisted Gospel by Muslims, in fact this Gospel was for a long time hidden in the library of the Pope in Rome, Italy, until it was discovered in the fourth Century. Islam was founded in the late 6th century, so how is it possible that Muslims wrote that gospel?

    I recommend that you read about the survival of this gospel. In fact there were many gospels that are no longer present in the present versions of the Bible. It makes us ask the question "why?" What happened to the Gospel of Thomas, The Book of Jasher, the book of Wisdom, and the Gospel of Jesus? How come they are not around today? Why did the Council that met at Nicea in 325 A.D. whittle the number of gospels down from seventy to only four? What happened? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Did you know that there is a Gospel of Peter? In that gospel it is said that Jesus was not crucified and he witnessed the crucifiction and was laughing. There's also a Gospel of Mary, and according to many of the gospels not included in the current Bibles of today claim that Jesus wasn't crucified but rather taken up! The Qur'an confirms this, and the Qur'an is the word of God weather you like it or not...The Qur'an has many scientifical miracles that have just been discovered by scientists and the list is quite impressive.

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  37. Che,

    These Gospels were not included in the rest of the Bible because they were not Got inspired, unlike your demon-posessed text the Quran. They did not line up with the 1st Century writers in whom they say they came from.

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  38. So you see Nicky, The Gospels that are in the current Bible are not God inspired because they are the words of men not God! For example all four Gospels start off with the words, 'The Gospel according to', which means in their own words. And what's funny is that they all don't agree with each other, so again how are they God inspired? I Corinthians 14:33 says: "For God is not the author of confusion..." BTW, The authors of the current Bible didn't even know Jesus!

    I never disrespect your religion or ever said about the Bible anything of my own opinion. So I guess all the Murders and crimes in the Bible are God inspired just like Paul killing all those people in order to convert them, right? Are you a skitsofranic? It seems that you don't want to acknowledge all the violence contained in the Bible as evil acts or demonic, and if you allow it to be posted on this blog it will be my pleasure to share those violent verses with you and the public. The Qur'an is not demon-posessed so please refrain from such slander. Women have no rights according to the Bible and when compared to the Qur'an you can see the difference...open your eyes and quit being so hateful towards Islam and Muslims before God punishes you with the Hellfire and a calamity here on earth that even Jesus (peace be with him) can't save you from!

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  39. You are free to have your own blog Che, and quite honestly, I have better things to do with my time than to debate with my angry misguided brother. I love you and I hope one day we have a restored relationship. Further still, I hope you will have a restored relationship with God. If you need anything, I mean anything, don't hesitate to ask. I know how hard it can be living out somewhere new. Take care.

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  40. I am not your brother Che...My name is Luis Abdul Kareem Colon, I am a Puerto Rican from NY! Again Nicky you resorted to assumptions and suspicions that make you say untruthful things...I want to continue this discussion with you because i feel that you can benefit from it and eventually if Allah(God) wills it, He will open your eyes and heart to acknowledging the truth. I suppose You called your brother misguided because he's Muslim right? But as you're saying this you have not proved at all during the course of this blog that you are the one that is guided...not one single solid, strong proof or evidence to support your theories or arguement, not one! The challenge still remains on the table, so let's continue on by you properly replying to my previous comment...Thank you for your cooperation!

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  41. "The people of the Book know this as they know their own sons; but some of them conceal the truth which they themselves know." [Qur'an 2:146]

    "Confound not truth with falsehood, nor knowingly conceal the truth." [Qur'an 2:42]

    "Do you expect them to believe as you do, when some of them used to hear the word of God, then distort it, with full understanding thereof, and deliberately?" [Qur'an 2:75]

    "And when they meet the believers, they say, "We believe," but when they get together with each other, they say, "Do not inform (the believers)of the information given to you by God, lest you provide them with support for their argument concerning your Lord. Do you not understand?" [Qur'an 2:76]

    "Do they not know that God knows everything they conceal, and everything they declare? [Qur'an 2:77]

    "Therefore, woe to those who distort the scripture with their own hands, then say, "This is what God has revealed," seeking a cheap material gain. Woe to them for such distortion, and woe to them for their illicit gains." [Qur'an 2:79]

    "As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them Whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe. God hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they incur." [Qur'an 2:6-7]

    "They whose hearts and whose hearing and whose sight God has sealed it is they, they who are heedless." [Qur'an 16:108]

    "In this way does God seal the hearts of those who do not want to know the truth." [Qur'an 30:59]

    "This, because they profess that they have attained to faith, whereas [inwardly] they deny the truth - and so, a seal has been set on their hearts so that they can no longer understand what is true and what false." [Qur'an 63:3]

    "Such as would call God’s messages in question without having any evidence therefor: [a sin] exceedingly loathsome in the sight of God and of those who have attained to faith. It is in this way that God sets a seal on every arrogant, self-exalting heart.” [Qur'an 40:35]

    Have you ever considered the kind of man who makes his own desires his deity, and whom Allah has thereupon let go astray, knowing that his mind is closed to all guidance, and whose hearing and heart He has sealed, and upon whose sight He has placed a veil? Who, then, could guide him after God has abandoned him? Will you not, then, bethink your­selves?" [Qur'an 45:23]

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  42. There is "servantofallah" and "servantuvallah." There is no "challenge" on the table. I think it's great you're in NY. Maybe I can visit your mosque one day.You're always welcome to fellowship at 758 morris park ave in the bronx.

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  43. Yes there is two because i felt that you blocked me so I created a second account so that I will be able to send you a message but noticed it didn't make a difference. The original one is 'servantofallah'. lol, btw I'm not presently in New york although I'm orginally from the Bronx and I also lived in Dirty Jersey for a while, but I moved away. Anyways, you are always welcomed to visit any Mosque there in NY and if you like we can peacefully with sincerety and an open mind discuss Islam and your beliefs without prejudice! I really feel you have a great misconception about Islam and I would like to share with you the real Islam which is beautiful and would like to share the love we have for Jesus and all the other prophets of God. If you want to sincerely discuss these things with me openly on this blog or via email that would be nice and appreciated. My main email address is streetpham@yahoo.com so I hope to answer any questions you may have about the Bible or the Qur'an, I would be honored to help you with some things that may be unclear to you insha'allah! (God willing)

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  44. Thank you. However, the information I get is from people who were Arabic muslim for a long time and came to know either the love of Christ personally, or saw that the Qur'an itself was not the word of God, so I do not have misconceptions. My goal is to just to love people, but also be truthful and that is to proclaim that Jesus is the eternal son of God who died for the sins of the world and was raised on the third day:

    "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting." Micah 5:2

    "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was". John 17: 5

    His plan was to redeem us through his sacrifice. This theme is present throughout the entire Bible! If you believe that Allah is eternal and gave you the books; ( It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).-Surah 3:2-3, then follow suit.

    If Allah is all powerful, how would he allow his word to be changed ?
    How would first century Jews die horrible deaths to uphold a lie?

    There is just an overwhelming evidence both Biblically and historically that Jesus claimed to be the son of God, he was worshipped as God, and was put to death because of it. Direct statements were not popular in Jewish culture. But it was very clear that Jesus claimed to be equal with God but Muslims want to sweep that under the rug.

    I have gotten a Qur'an to have a better understanding of the text and plan on building better bridges with Muslims. Where have you moved? There are Calvary Chapel churches all over and we teach line by line, chapter by chapter.

    God Bless!

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  45. I did not not notice these last two comments, as I have been ill. Grace and peace to you. What I notice in these verses is that they consistently say "conceal" the truth, not change the text. Allah is very clear that he is without er, that his word does not change:

    And that is indeed a mighty adjuration if ye but knew,
    That this is indeed a qur'an Most Honourable,
    In Book well-guarded, Which none shall touch but those who are clean:A Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. Surah 76:80

    We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption). Surah 5:9

    Furthermore, the Qur'an contradicts itself by not only saying it is without error, but that Allah has revealed the Bible:

    Surah 10:37 This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book - wherein there is no doubt - from the Lord of the worlds.


    Surah 5:43But why do they come to thee for decision, when they have (their own) law before them?- therein is the (plain) command of Allah. yet even after that, they would turn away. For they are not (really) People of Faith.
    Surah 5:44 It was We who revealed the law (to Moses): therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed (as in Islam) to Allah.s will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah.s book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear not men, but fear me, and sell not my signs for a miserable price. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers.

    Surah 5:45 We ordained therein for them: "Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal." But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers.
    Surah 5:46 And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.

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  46. Surah 5:47 Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.

    Surah 5:58 To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath come to thee. To each among you have we prescribed a law and an open way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah. it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute;

    Surah 5:49 And this (He commands): Judge thou between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, but beware of them lest they beguile thee from any of that (teaching) which Allah hath sent down to thee. And if they turn away, be assured that for some of their crime it is Allah.s purpose to punish them. And truly most men are rebellious.

    No just estimate of Allah do they make when they say: "Nothing doth Allah send down to man (by way of revelation)" Say: "Who then sent down the Book which Moses brought?- a light and guidance to man: But ye make it into (separate) sheets for show, while ye conceal much (of its contents): therein were ye taught that which ye knew not- neither ye nor your fathers." Say: "Allah (sent it down)": Then leave them to plunge in vain discourse and trifling. Surah 6:91

    So if Allah sent down the Torah, and the Gospels and the prophets to speak for them (including Jesus) how was the text corrupted? There is something fundamentally wrong with Islamic theology in this sense, and the more I'm studying the Qur'an for myself, the more I'm seeing that.

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