The Christian-Muslim Conflict: From Scripture to Religions!

Written by Scot Aaron

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"They are certainly unbelievers who say, 'God isrepparttar Messiah,repparttar 126983 son of Mary.' Forrepparttar 126984 Messiah had only said, 'O Children of Israel, serve God, who is my Lord and your Lord.' Whosoever associates others with God will have Paradise denied by God and shall be cast into hell. None shall helprepparttar 126985 evil-doers. They are certainly unbelievers who say, 'God is one person ofrepparttar 126986 three.' There is but one God. If they do not desist from saying what they say, those of them that disbelieve shall suffer stern punishment." (Koran 5:72-73) [5]

The Koran mentions Jesus in numerous scriptures. Muslims place Jesus withrepparttar 126987 other Jewish prophets. Jews reject Jesus asrepparttar 126988 Messiah! Christians sayrepparttar 126989 Jews killed Jesus! Muslims state Jews and Christians require Islam! Withrepparttar 126990 ever-popular Bible and Koran, potential conflict is written and widely circulated throughoutrepparttar 126991 world. This is a fact!

According to recent statistics, Christianity and Islam arerepparttar 126992 largest religions inrepparttar 126993 world, making up about 33% and 19.6% ofrepparttar 126994 population. [6] Many Christians and Muslims have experienced God's power in their lives. Both can agree that God representsrepparttar 126995 qualities of love and compassion. For religion to survive inrepparttar 126996 world, priorities must be established by leaders and members withinrepparttar 126997 major religions. Will this ever happen? Only God knows. As an author, I recognize, respect and affirmrepparttar 126998 spirituality within all world religions, yet discover contradictions withinrepparttar 126999 accepted foundations of each. Written scripture and traditions can pass along what obviously has and will lead to conflict. As intelligent humans, it is time to discoverrepparttar 127000 real world religions.

[1] Papias was said to have lived from 60-130 AD. None of his writings were found. Bishop Irenaeus, born around 140 AD, quoted Papias as saying, "Andrepparttar 127001 presbyter said this. Mark having becomerepparttar 127002 interpreter of Peter, wrote down accurately whatsoever he remembered. It was not, however, in exact order that he relatedrepparttar 127003 sayings or deeds of Christ. For he neither heardrepparttar 127004 Lord nor accompanied Him ... Matthew put togetherrepparttar 127005 oracles inrepparttar 127006 Hebrew language, and each one interpreted them as best he could." Polycarp was said to live from 69-155 CE. Along with Papias,repparttar 127007 other Apostolic Fathers are: Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Hermas, andrepparttar 127008 authors of The Epistle of Barnabas, The Epistle to Diognetus, andrepparttar 127009 Didache. Selections from Irenaeus and “The Letter of Polycarp torepparttar 127010 Philippians” are translated byrepparttar 127011 Rev. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson from Volume I of The Ante-Nicene Fathers; American Edition, 1885; Electronic version,, 1997.

[2] My current book "Love Your Neighbors? Discoverrepparttar 127012 Real World Religions" mentions much more aboutrepparttar 127013 writer of this Gospel, particularlyrepparttar 127014 claim that Jesus brought Lazarus back to life after being dead for four days (John 11).

[3] The "Twelvers" arerepparttar 127015 larger group of minority Shi'ite Muslims. They believerepparttar 127016 twelfth leader in Muhammad's true line of successors disappeared and will return to restore order. Some might recognize similarities with Jesus' second coming.

[4] This verse clearly hints atrepparttar 127017 fact that Muhammad had corresponded with some individual, who was probably espoused with some form of Judaism or Christianity. Some scholars point out thatrepparttar 127018 “foreigner” might refer to Salmanrepparttar 127019 Persian, Adasrepparttar 127020 Monk, or Suhaib bin Sinan. The issue of Muhammad andrepparttar 127021 writing ofrepparttar 127022 Koran are detailed in "Love Your Neighbors? Discoverrepparttar 127023 Real World Religions."

[5] Muhammad knew Jews and Christians. During his lifetime individuals and groups espoused various views of Jesus. One group, Monophysites, flourished in Egypt and Syria. They said Jesus Christ had only one nature that was divine. Because these people completely associatedrepparttar 127024 divine power of Jesus Christ with God, it followed thatrepparttar 127025 actual humanity and suffering of Jesus were only apparent. Jesus was not actually crucified. The Crucifixion was an illusion. This was an early Christian view called Docetism, stemming fromrepparttar 127026 Greek "dokeo", “I seem.” There are indications that Monophysites, which heavily influencedrepparttar 127027 Christian traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy, held essential elements of this view where Christ’s suffering was “apparent,” or in other words an illusion. It might be noted that in 1984repparttar 127028 Syrian Orthodox patriarch andrepparttar 127029 Catholic pope signed a declaration proclaiming historical differences were due to linguistic inadequacies and that everything was semantics.

[6] References for these and other statistics: Barrett, D.B., G.T. Kurian, & T.M. Johnson, "World Christian Encyclopedia: a comparative survey of churches and religions inrepparttar 127030 modern world." Oxford University Press: NY, 2001; 2001 "Encyclopedia Britannica Book ofrepparttar 127031 Year"; "Time Almanac 2001"; and

________________________________ Scot Aaron has a University degree in Religious Studies. He also created Independent Travel-Study Programs and spent years "backpacking" through many countries to learn about religion, history and culture. "Love Your Neighbors? Discoverrepparttar 127032 Real World Religions" (ISBN 1-58916-777-5) is his most current book. Please visit his web pages at

Scot Aaron has a University degree in Religious Studies. He also created Independent Travel-Study Programs and spent years "backpacking" through many countries to learn about religion, history and culture. "Love Your Neighbors? Discover the Real World Religions" (ISBN 1-58916-777-5) is his most current book. Please visit his web pages at

Did God Speak To The Nations February 26, 2003

Written by Angelique Watkins

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Different ones was sharing and I did not say anything for I was listening and taking some notes: I do not like for other people to think that I think that I know it all. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So I feltrepparttar time did come for me to share and I raised my hand and I said I do not know whether what I am going to stay fit in here bit if it don't I am sorry so I began to share:

I STARTED OFF saying I heard what KEVIN (YOUNGER DEACON-CHAIRMAN OF DEACON BOARD) it could have been possible for nations to hear this as well. THEN I SAID LET'S GO TO EXODUS 33:7 - 10 and I began to share that THE TABERNACLE TO MY UNDERSTANDING WAS THE dwelling or headquarters of Moses, andrepparttar 126982 place whererepparttar 126983 public business ofrepparttar 126984 nation was transacted.

I also told them that Exodus 33:7-10 meant "Reference torepparttar 126985 Tabernacle" Sacred Places, The Tabernacle Set up.

Exodus 33:9 meant "Miracles" Miracles inrepparttar 126986 Upper Region & In The Atmosphere

Exodus 33:10 meant Prayer - Postures - Standing.

And my Pastor never once said I was wrong...

SOMETHING I CIRCLED IN MY WORK BOOK AND MADE NOTES IN MY WORKBOOK BUT I DID NOT SHARE with anyone until now: It made me think about a lady I know in Israel when I sawrepparttar 126987 picture and Word Study on Tabernacle.

MISHKAN "Tabernacle"...and in my workbook aboverepparttar 126988 picture I wrote M. in Israel, Me and S.A. now S A does not stand for South America but for some reason me mind went to Saudi Arabia for this is howrepparttar 126989 lady in Israel caught my attention she shared an article about Saudi Arabia.

Let's go to John 10:9

Jesus isrepparttar 126990 door, if any man enter in he shall be saved, shall go in and out and find pasture. Jesus: Shepherd ofrepparttar 126991 Sheep.

verse 9...I amrepparttar 126992 door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Now let's deal withrepparttar 126993 old phrase that many people have heard if they watched cowboy pictures before "Go west, young man!"

Withrepparttar 126994 gate torepparttar 126995 Tabernacle being onrepparttar 126996 east side, to go east would be to move away from God and to go West would be to move toward HIM. The east wind was an ill wind of bad tidings(Scriptures on east: Genesis 3:24, Genesis 4:16, Genesis 16:12, I Kings 11:7, Isaiah 2:6).

Let's go to Exodus 27:1-8: THE BRONZE ALTAR

I am only going to write out Exodus 27:8.

GOD REMINDS MOSES "as it was shown to you inrepparttar 126997 mountain, so they shall make it."

Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee inrepparttar 126998 mount, so shall they make it.

Exodus 27:1: Dimensions

Exodus 27:2, 4, 5, 8: Its Construction

Exodus 27:6, 7: Its Staves and Rings

Exodus 27:3: Its Utensils

The bronze altar: Once those who would worship God had entered into a relationship with HIM by divinely appoint way,repparttar 126999 gate,repparttar 127000 first item they would encounter/see wasrepparttar 127001 bronze altar.

Let's go to Exodus 30:17-21

Speakers and Hearers. The LORD spoke to Moses. The Laver inrepparttar 127002 Court made of brass, foot of brass. When they go up intorepparttar 127003 temple they shall wash with water, wash their hands and feet.


verse 17...Andrepparttar 127004 LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

verse 18...Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it betweenrepparttar 127005 tabernacle ofrepparttar 127006 congregation andrepparttar 127007 altar, and thou shalt put water therein.

Scripture reference taken from: Crusade @ Bible Publishers, Inc. 1970, Mt. Juliet, Tn, USA, 37122, USA

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