The Christian-Muslim Conflict: From Scripture to Religions!

Written by Scot Aaron

Scriptures fromrepparttar Bible and Koran contradict one another! Should members of these powerful religions have conflict? This article examinesrepparttar 126983 foundation of Christianity and Islam to discover thatrepparttar 126984 conflict and possible resolution begins there. ______________________________

The Christian-Muslim Conflict!

Is there really a conflict between Christians and Muslims? There were said to be nine crusades from 1095-1272. This was where Christians got together to fight against Muslims. What is happening inrepparttar 126985 world today? Maybe we should take a look atrepparttar 126986 Christian Bible and Muslim Koran before tensions escalate too far? Millions of people revererepparttar 126987 writers of these sacred books. The question is, can and will this promote love and respect between neighbors in differing religions?

Have you ever asked yourself who actually wroterepparttar 126988 New Testament and Koran? Should you examinerepparttar 126989 foundation of Christianity, known fromrepparttar 126990 writers ofrepparttar 126991 New Testament? Many of Paul's epistles are recognized by Biblical scholars as actual letters,repparttar 126992 first written some 18 years (about 51 AD) after Jesus died. Paul clearly states that he never physically met Jesus. Paul only mentions three ofrepparttar 126993 apostles by name (Galatians 1:18-20, 2:9)! When it comes to meeting Peter, as Jesus' key apostle, Paul states: "When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly inrepparttar 126994 wrong..." (Galatians 2:11)

Early letters and other writings do exist from those referred to as “Apostolic Fathers,” yetrepparttar 126995 apostles are not mentioned by name. (Papias was 'quoted' as having mentioned Matthew; seerepparttar 126996 footnote below.) Beyond writing more ofrepparttar 126997 New Testament than any other, Paul, in fact, appears to berepparttar 126998 primary spokesmen for what became Christianity, even according torepparttar 126999 Apostolic Fathers.

"I exhort you all, therefore, to yield obedience torepparttar 127000 word of righteousness, and to exercise all patience, such as ye have seen before your eyes, not only inrepparttar 127001 case ofrepparttar 127002 blessed Ignatius, and Zosimus, and Rufus, but also in others among yourselves, and in Paul himself, andrepparttar 127003 rest ofrepparttar 127004 apostles. ... If a man does not keep himself from covetousness, he shall be defiled by idolatry, and shall be judged as one ofrepparttar 127005 heathen. But who of us are ignorant ofrepparttar 127006 judgment ofrepparttar 127007 Lord? 'Do we not know thatrepparttar 127008 saints shall judgerepparttar 127009 world?' as Paul teaches. But I have neither seen nor heard of any such thing among you, inrepparttar 127010 midst of whomrepparttar 127011 blessed Paul laboured." [From Chapters 9 and 11 of “The Letter of Polycarp torepparttar 127012 Philippians,” see footnote 1.]

The main objective of later Biblical writers -- includingrepparttar 127013 writers ofrepparttar 127014 Gospels -- was to make traditions fit together and convince others that Jesus wasrepparttar 127015 Christ,repparttar 127016 chosen Messiah. Was this viewpoint of Jesus intolerant of other faiths? The Christocentric view is stressed inrepparttar 127017 oft-quoted John 14:6 where Jesus was claimed to have said, “I amrepparttar 127018 way andrepparttar 127019 truth andrepparttar 127020 life. No one comes torepparttar 127021 Father except through me.”

For more than a thousand yearsrepparttar 127022 large majority of Christians (strongly) believed that all non-Christians would eternally suffer in hell. For some, this has given Christiansrepparttar 127023 right to coerce and even murder. Currently, many Christians may understand that all good people with or without religion can worship God in their hearts. The priority of love and compassion can save people from damnation. It seems that anyone can go “through Jesus” (referring torepparttar 127024 scripture above) by accepting what Jesus established asrepparttar 127025 priorities in life.

The New Testament stresses to “Love God with all of your heart and mind, and your neighbor like yourself.” Christianity has great spiritual power throughrepparttar 127026 example of Jesus. Good individuals in every religious tradition have loved God, at least their understandings of God. Love and compassion are experienced throughoutrepparttar 127027 world; however, abuse inrepparttar 127028 name of religion is also a very real experience.

Muhammad wasrepparttar 127029 founding prophet of Islam. If a Muslim, you believe that Muhammad isrepparttar 127030 seal ofrepparttar 127031 prophets. [3] Asrepparttar 127032 authoritative seal, his prophecies or revelations providerepparttar 127033 complete and final truths. As people questionedrepparttar 127034 authority of prophecies that were developed and expressed throughoutrepparttar 127035 months and years of Muhammad’s life, further revelations sought to clarify given situations.

"When we change one verse for another — God knows best what He reveals — they say: 'You [Muhammad] are an impostor.' Indeed most of these people do not understand. Say: 'The Holy Spirit broughtrepparttar 127036 revelation down from God in truth, in order to strengthenrepparttar 127037 faithful, and to give guidance and good news to those that submit.' We know they say: 'A mortal taught him.' Butrepparttar 127038 man to whom they allude speaks a foreign tongue, [4] while this is pure, clear Arabic. God will not guide those who disbelieve that these are His revelations. Woeful punishment awaitsrepparttar 127039 disbeliever." (Koran 16.101-104)

Muhammad's viewpoint of Jesus' divine authority clearly contradicts what mainstream Christians believe!

"They say, 'We killedrepparttar 127040 Christ, Jesus son of Mary, apostle of God.' They did not kill him nor did they crucify him, though it appeared to them so. Those that disagree inrepparttar 127041 matter are lost in doubt. They have no knowledge about it other than conjecture, for surely God did not kill him." (Koran 4:157-158)

Did God Speak To The Nations February 26, 2003

Written by Angelique Watkins

Did God speak torepparttar nations on yesterday February 26, 2003?

Are we listening to God?

I paid very close attention yesterday evening at leadership class.

And I also paid very close attention to a cartoon - animated picture on TV last night.

I want to share two things for now and below I will share from my notes from class.

1. When one ofrepparttar 126982 men which is Chariman of Deacon Board(younger than me) sharedrepparttar 126983 following at leadership class: He shared with us that he was at home yesterday and he just happened to watchrepparttar 126984 soap operas something that he don't do, but for some reason on this soap opera they were talking about and showing one ofrepparttar 126985 characters had died and went to heaven, andrepparttar 126986 focus was on ENTER THE GATES.

I do believe that Kevin told usrepparttar 126987 one that had died was named LUKE

He told us it just caught his attention for that wasrepparttar 126988 title of our Leadership Lesson and he began to watch it and he thought woww!!!

Now keep in mind, I just wonder how many countries, cities and nations did pick up and did show this soap opera?

2. Last night I was watching Bobby Hill on TV: cartoon -- animated picture.

This really caught my eyes his mother had painted CLOUDS on his room wall, now I have seen this picture before but last night I began to see something different; my mind went back to my study onrepparttar 126989 Tabernacle.

Thenrepparttar 126990 daddy did not likerepparttar 126991 wall painted withrepparttar 126992 clouds so he began to takerepparttar 126993 paint brush and cover up just a small partion ofrepparttar 126994 wall.

Everytime Bobby Hill would began to ask questionsrepparttar 126995 daddy would ask don't you have homework to do? Andrepparttar 126996 child said No. Thenrepparttar 126997 daddy asked don't you have sunday school homework to do?

Ok, again I heardrepparttar 126998 word "MIRACLE" and Bobby Hill was reading fromrepparttar 126999 scriptures about Jesus and I thinkrepparttar 127000 wedding at Cana.

Now keep in mind, I just wonder how many countries, cities and nations did pick up and show as well?

Some might be saying Oh, Angela that is just another coincident.

"My Notes From Class Friday 27, 2003"




How can sinful man approach God? REPENT

OUR PASTOR ASKS? IF everyone that came to church was seekingrepparttar 127001 LORD?

QUESTION TO BREAK THE ICE: If you went blind at this moment what would you miss? (You do not have to sharerepparttar 127002 answer with me)

Let's go to Exodus 25:8-9


Make God a Sancutary that HE may dwell among them according to what GOD SHOW.

verse 8...And let them make me a sancturary; that I may dwell among them.

verse 9...According to all that I shew thee, afterrepparttar 127003 pattern ofrepparttar 127004 tabernacle, andrepparttar 127005 pattern of allrepparttar 127006 instruments thereof even so shall ye make it.

Let's go to John 5:46

MOSES wrote of JESUS: if ye would have believed MOSES you believed JESUS.


verse 46...For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

Why would you think it was important to GOD to have a fence ofrepparttar 127007 Tabernacle?

Why a fence?

Let's go to Isaiah 59:2


But your inquities have separated you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Let's go to Exodus 33:17


Andrepparttar 127008 LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.

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