I didn’t want anybody to miss this. Daniel left this comment on another post and I am copying my response to him here:

ummadam Says:
December 7, 2008 at 1:54 pm e

Hi Daniel, I don’t mind at all as I am quite long winded myself )

I have thoroughly read your comment and gave it much consideration. I ask that you do the same to my response. It says in your Bible:

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free”

John 8:31 – New International Version (NIV)

So let us pause for a while and think about this truth, as it is stated in your Bible despite all the distortions and changes that have happened to it!

The message that was brought by the Messiah (peace be upon him) was the call to worship God, the One, the Lord of the Messiah and the Lord of the worlds:

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent”

John 17:3 – NIV

“A certain ruler asked him: ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’

‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone.’”

Luke 18:18-19 – NIV

“The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.

And he said to him, ‘I will give you all their authority and splendour, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.

So if you worship me, it will all be yours.’

Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.”’”

Luke 4:5-8 – NIV

Many of your points contradict this:

1. You said, David said in Psalm 58:3 “The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.” And lest one thinks this doesn’t apply to him since addressed to the wicked; the same man, inspired by God said in Palm 14:1-3 “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.” So there is no man who has ever lived that sought after God. They have all turned aside, they are all wicked. Every man is a sinner. And he is estranged, or alienated from God, from the womb.

Jesus is a man. He was born. He came from a womb. Nuff said!

2. You said, …Jesus Christ, His Son, fully God and fully man…

I don’t care how one tries to spin this, it makes absolutely no sense. This is not something that you just ask someone to accept as truth and base their salvation on and try to guilt trip them into not having belief. If this were true than Adam has more right to these claims than Jesus, he was born with no mother or father and made directly by the hands of God and his life was directly breathed into him by God, yet nobody elevates his status.

Not only that, but the bible doesn’t even quote Jesus saying this. It is all heresay and conjecture! Believing in and worshipping God alone, besides Whom there is no other god, is the greatest teaching brought by the Messiah, and it is the greatest teaching brought by all the Prophets.

“One of the teachers of the law came and noticed them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, ‘Of all the commandments, which is the most important?’

‘The most important one,’ answered Jesus, ‘is this: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than these.’

‘Well said, teacher,’ the man replied. ‘You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.

To love him with all your heart, with you all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself is more important that all burnt offerings and sacrifices.’

When Jesus saw that he has answered wisely, he said to him, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’ And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.”

Mark 12:28-34 – NIV

But do not think that this advice was given to Israel or to his own people only. Rather this is the basis of the teachings of all the Prophets. The same advice appears in the Gospel of Matthew, in similar wording, after which he says:

“All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:39 – NIV

3. You said, …Offensive to the intellect? Yes. Offensive to man’s natural inclinations? Yes. But true none the less. And any system that opposes it is false, and only serves to further damn men’s souls.

Wrong on so many levels!Islam is a system/way of life/religion of man’s natural inclination and reason (intellect). God is not the author of confusion and would never put in a place a system of worship that the masses can’t even comprehend. The foundation of worship is the proper concept of God. If that concept is abstract and changing then it is false. This universe has only one Lord, with no partner or associate. He is the One Who deserves to be worshipped alone, and our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was only sent with the same message as the Messengers who came before him.

4. You said, Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
If God has so changed your heart that you see your sinfulness and long for forgiveness, then I point you to Christ. Believe on Him! Know that you need not do anything to merit forgiveness, as He has done all for you. Stop your trying and start your trusting. For we have His Word on it. “Believe on The LORD Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved!”

Allah’s Apostle (Muhammad)said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya (i.e. taxation taken from non-Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allah (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it.” Abu Huraira added “If you wish, you can recite (this verse of the Holy Book): ‘And there is none Of the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (i.e Jesus as an Apostle of Allah and a human being) Before his death. And on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness Against them.” (4.159)

and he also said “How will you be when the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you and he will judge people by the Law of the Qur’an and not by the law of Gospel (Fateh-ul Bari page 304 and 305 Vol 7).

Yes, Jesus will return and he will clear this ugly mess up…only by then it will be too late for those who died believing the blasphmany attributed to him.

5. You said, May God be gracious to those who read, and open their hearts to the truth of His Word.

May God be gracious to you, Ummadam.

aameen

May He guide all those who read this to the right path…aameen

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