I had someone that had like something on my facebook and then unlike when I had gone onto his site to see who he was. Someone else posted something saying that Christians have done the same thing as Islam and that they are the same, WRONG! I probably shouldn’t of wrote on his facebook but I’m tired of all the lies.
I wrote-”Just because someone says they are a Christian doesn’t make it so.” Then I explain what Christian means. On top of that I quoted Matt. 7:21-Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
I guess this upset the man and went back and unliked. The truth is the truth and I’m tired of people saying Christians are this and Christians are that when they have no idea of what they are talking about.
So lets start with the definition of what a Christian is. Christian means-Christ like, A real disciple of Christ; one who believes in the truth of the christian faith, and studies to follow the example, and obey the precepts, of Christ; a believer in Christ who is characterized by real piety(Charity or Godly love, could also mean reverence with great love) Many think they are a Christian because of the church they attend or because their parents are Christians. This doesn’t make you a Christian. However, I can see the transformation of thinking that they are Christians because of the church they attend. So lets define Church.
Church-The disciples of Christ assembled for the worship in a particular place; The collective body of Christians, who have made a public profession of Christ as their savior and believe in the death, burial, and Resurrection. The English word “church“ comes from the Greek word kyriakos, “belonging to the Lord” (kyrios). /ekklēsía (“church”) is the root of the terms “ecclesiology” and “ecclesiastical.”]
Now lets talk about some of the differences. The guy had stated that some Christians did atrocities. Now I know I’m going to get some people mad here. During the time of our forefathers the Church of England prosecuted true Christians as well as others. The Church of England broke away from the Roman Catholic Church. They were still Catholic just broke ties from Rome sort of speak. Yes King James had the Bible translated in hopes to stop the feuding I guess. The thing is that the Catholic Church didn’t want people to read the Bible. Have you ever been to one? They never encourage people to read the Bible. Now don’t get me wrong now days many don’t encourage to check out what they preach.
Now the Bible says that Jesus was the Christ (the Anointed; and application given to the Savior of the world, and synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah.) That is why people say Jesus Christ. It’s not his last name! John 1 tells it all. “In the beginning is the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Muslims believe he is a prophet but not God in the flesh. To them that means they can change things. From the Quran-He(meaning Jesus) said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet. (19:30, Yusif Ali) They deny his death, burial, and resurrection. 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. (4:157,Yusif Ali) Yet Josephus(not a Christian but a Jewish historian) confirms his death.
The sins of the world is the reason for his death. That includes the sins of the Muslims. World includes all!
How can he be the Christ if he was only a messenger. Do they not know what Christ means? O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught 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 a 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 Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs. (4:171, Yusif Ali)
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! (5:575, Yusif Ali)
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. (5:116, Yusif Ali) Jesus never told people to worship him or Mary. He kept the ten Commandments in which one said; Exodus 20:1-6: 1 And God spoke all these words 2 “I am the Lord your God,who bought you out of the land of slavery.3 “You shall have no other gods before me.” 4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
When he was tempted by Satan; 5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. 8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
So not only did they ignore their so called prophet they ignored God. They believe in dying for Allah will get them short sentences and will get into paradise sooner. The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses that deal with violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text.
Quran:2:190. And fight in the Way of Allah those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors. [This Verse is the first one that was revealed in connection with Jihad, but it was supplemented by another (V.9:36)]. 36. Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred, (i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th and the 12th months of the Islamic calendar). That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein, and fight against the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) collectively , as they fight against you collectively. But know that Allah is with those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2:2). YUSUFALI: And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith.
Quran (2:244) - “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”
Quran (2:216) - “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” This verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was not under attack at the time.
Quran (3:56) - “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
This one includes Christians:Quran (3:151) - “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”.
Quran (4:74) - “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.” Is this what is used for today’s suicide bombers ?
Quran (4:76) - “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”
How about this one; Quran (4:89) - “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
How about the one that criticizes peaceful Muslims?:Quran (4:95) - “Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-” ”Jihad” doesn’t mean holy war in the Quran, but rather a spiritual struggle.
Quran (8:65) - “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight…”
Quran (9:14) - “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.” Allah’s blessings to hunt and kill non-believers.
Muslims are going by something that was written 500 years after Jesus died instead of what was written by people that walked with him and was under his teachings! By logic who would be more accurate?! Where is the common sense that God gave them go?!!
Even Osama Bin Laden said that Christians were fools for not forcing people into that faith. That’s not what Christianity is about. God wants people to come willing and that is why our forefathers put in the Constitution that we were not to establish a religion. They didn’t say freedom from religion! Our country has lived in peace with other religions including Atheism for years. The Bible was put in the schools for a standard which the Supreme Court had already ruled on long time ago that it was the best book to use to teach morality. The thing is the religion of Atheism believe they are their own god and want no restraint and don’t care if it hurts others. As gods they can decide who dies, who they can control,and so on. That’s why millions of unborn children have been massacred. They lie about Christians like so many others have. You see Christians love the sinner but dislike the sin because they know what it leads to.
National Education Association (NEA) was founded in 1892 – “…if the study of the Bible is to be excluded from all state schools; if the inculcation of the principles of Christianity is to have no place in the daily program; if the worship of God is to form no part of the general exercises of these public elementary schools; then the good of the state would be better served by restoring all schools to church control.”
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:19 KJV
Muslims say that the Christians are jealous but how can that be when they were here before Muslims. If you really look at it considering what is written in the Quran it is the other way around!
Benjamin Franklin, one of the least religious, said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, said “…the only foundation for…a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.” He started the first anti-slavery organization in the country.
a French historian named de Toqueville traveled all around America to find out what was so amazing about this dynamic new country.
He stated these things: Upon my arrival in the United States, the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there the more did I perceive the great political consequences resulting from this state of things, to which I was unaccustomed. In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom pursuing courses diametrically opposed to each other; but in America I found that they were intimately united, and that they reigned in common over the same country.”
”The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other.”
“Religion should therefore be considered as the first of their political institutions. From the start, politics and religion have agreed and have not since ceased to do so.”
The problem is dictators of the world is jelous of the freedom that the people had so richly enjoyed here that I can’t help that they are worried that they people will rebel against them. The Nazis realized that they can destroy the US if they destroy the morals. The sad thing is our government brought some here after the war and they got to teach in our schools.
Just like the Nazis wanted to destroy the US the Muslims want to destroy the Jews and Christians. So now we have the brainwashed people from our schools that the Communists have been able to infiltrate along with the radical Muslims and our Muslim president helping!