Few basic differences between Islam and Christianity


 

Few points of contrast between the teachings of Christianity and Islam

Christianity

Islam

1 The conception of the Triune God. Pure Monotheism
2 Jesus was ‘the only begotten son of God’. Jesus was nothing else than human; he was a divinely inspired Teacher and a great and holy Prophet.
3 Eve was the first to be deceived in the garden of Eden, and she in her turn was responsible for tempting Adam to eat the forbidden fruit. Thus the curse of God rests on woman, and she is ‘the organ of the Devil’, ‘the foundations of the arms of the Devil, whose voice is the hissing of the serpent’, ‘the gate of the Devil’, ‘the road of iniquity’. ‘the sting of the scorpion‘, ‘a daughter of falsehood, a sentinel of hell, the enemy of peace and of the wild beasts the most dangerous, etc., etc., according to St. Bernard, St. Anthony, St. Bonaventure, St. Cyprian, St. Jerome, St. John Damascene and others. Adam and Eve both were simultaneously deceived. Woman, therefore enjoys equal status with man.
4 The sin of Adam and Eve was not forgiven. Hence every child is born in sin. The sin of Adam and Eve was forgiven. Every child is born sinless. Sin is an acquisition and not a heritage.
5 The mission of Jesus was to redeem the sins of humanity through his blood. The mission of Jesus was to teach the way of leading upright life. The doctrine of Atonement is untenable.
6 Man can attain salvation by belief onlyby the belief that Jesus was the only begotten son of God and that he gave his blood for washing the sins of mankind in a mysterious way. The one essential condition for the attainment of salvation is that we combine righteous action with right belief. Mere passive belief is meaningless. The Islamic system, which comprehends all problems of mankind- spiritual, moral, social and political, must be followed· in its entirety.
7 We cannot approach God without the mediation of a priest. Every man and woman -is his or her own priest or priestess and can approach God without the mediation of anyone.
8 Ascetic life is a saintly life-the lives of Jesus and the saints being models in this respect and the state of celibacy is preferable to the married state for the attainment of spiritual eminence. Asceticism is unnatural. Natural way of attaining eminence in the Kingdom of God isto endeavor persistently for leading an upright life in the midst of temptations which challenge man in social environment
9 Conception of Dual- ism—“Give unto God what is God’s and unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.” Islam does not recognize any form of Dual ism. Every action, whether ‘religious’ or ‘secular’, is a truly religious action when performed in the light of God’s commands. Thus the whole life of a true Muslim from the mosque to the market and from the school to the battlefield is a religious life.
10 The Bible contains “irrational beliefs, crude science and indecent tales” (Canon Barnes). As examples of obscenity, I may refer here only to the stories of Lot and David-two personages to whom the Bible attributes saintliness and immorality at the same time. The Quran is essentially rational, scientific and modern in its spirit. With a view to give instances of practical ethics, it has narrated several stories which occur in the Bible but it cleanly leaves out all irrational, obscene and contradictory accounts of those stories.

 

[Source: Book- Islam and Christianity in the modern world, pg. 20-23]

 

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The “Regretful” God of Christians!!!


 

According to Genesis 6:6, the Bible says:

“The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.

The argument using this verse is quite simple. If God is all knowing, then God cannot make mistakes. Only those who make mistakes have regret, therefore the Christian God is not all knowing. Thus, you ask the Christian if God is all knowing, when they answer with a resounding, ‘yes’, then pose to them this verse and the logic mentioned above.

 

They will try to take you away from this verse by r mentioning you have taken it out of context, if that is the case, show them the following passage:

“Until the day Samuel died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned for him. And the LORD regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.” – 1 Samuel 15:35.

At this point, the missionary will attempt to divert from the topic, but be authoritative in your speech and indicate that you’ll need them to answer why God has ‘regret’ and why someone should believe in such a God. You won’t get an answer, but the expression while they try to meander their way out of this topic is priceless.

 

Source: http://www.callingchristians.com

 

Why Did Luke Write His Gospel?


Luke 1:1-4

1. For as much as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

2. Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

3. It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus [a],

4. so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught. [b]

 

[a] The church tried to know : who is that The-oph-i-lus, Luke’s close friend.

However, there are some Christians to day claim that this is not a name of a person , but a Greek word which means “People”.

 
* I do not understand why the whole Bible was translated into English except for this word!

 
* And if such: what is the value of keeping it ?

 
* And they start this”so called” Greek word with a capital letter?

 
* And Who was ” most excellent” to Luke? The people or his friend :The-oph’-i-lus?

 
That is how they defend the error by making another error, It is in fact another trick, by this they attempt __to avoid the difficulties which this paragraph creates. The fact that this introduction of Luke’s Gospel makes his Gospel no more than a personal letter.

 

 

[b] This Paragraph indicates three essential points :

* Luke was not an eyewitness to Jesus [peace be with him].

 
* He did not claim that he was inspired, but it seemed good idea to him to write his book.

 
* His book was only a message to his friend Theophilus, not to the world.

 

 

David with his Neighbor’s Wife- Insult of Prophet David [Dawud] in Bible


Below is the verses from Bible [which is corrupted] showing how Prophet David [Dawud] committed adultery with a married women. Not only that, he later on conspired to kill her husband just to marry her. Allah’s refuge is sought from such evil attributed towards a Prophet of God.

 

Prophet of Islam, Dawud [David], peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, is free from such filth. Only a man written, corrupted Bible can preach such filth. Read Quran, which is pure word of God without any addition or deletion.

 

Quoting Bible 2 Samuel 11:2-27

David arose from his couch and was walking upon the roof that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful,” and David sent and enquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not that Bathshe’ba, the daughter of Eli’am, the wife of Uri’ah the Hittite ?”

 

So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him and he lay with her.. Then she returned to her house; and she sent and told David, I am with child. David called her husband, and invited him, and ate in his presence and drank, so that he made him drunk. In the morning David wrote a letter to Jo’ab, “Set Uri’ah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, that he may be struck down and die.

 
When he died David sent and brought Uri’ah’s wife to his house, and she became his wife.

 

Why Jesus is NOT a God and the double standard of translators of Bible.


Does the Bible quote Jesus as claiming equality with God?

Bible texts are produced to show that Jesus used the terms “son of man”, “son of God”, “Messiah”, and “saviour”. But each of these terms is applied to other individuals in the Bible. Ezekiel was addressed as “son of man” (Ezekiel chapter 3). Jesus himself speaks of the peacemakers as “sons of God” (Matthew 5:9).

 

Cyrus the Persian is called “Messiah” at Isaiah 45: 1 [Click here to see the evidence] . The duplicity of translators is manifested here, for they inevitably render only the meaning of the word “Messiah” which is “annointed”. Where other Bible verses seem to refer to Jesus, they prefer to transliterate “Messiah” or the Greek equivalent “Christ”. In this way they hope to give the impression that there is only one Messiah.

 

As for “saviour”, the word is applied to other than Jesus (2 Kings 13:5). Christians choose to cite the forty-third chapter of Isaiah as proof that there is only one saviour.

 

 

Again, translators have tried to obscure the fact that God is the only saviour in the same ultimate sense that He is our only nourisher and protector, though men also have these assigned tasks.

By over specifying this pronouncement in Isaiah they hope to have us believe that God equals saviour and Jesus equals saviour therefore Jesus equals God.

 

The conspiracy of modern translation is easily demonstrated. The King James Bible of 1611 is everywhere available. Compare it to a more recent translation, say the New American Bible of this century. In the earlier version we find 2 Kings 13:5 contains the word “saviour”, but in the newer version the synonomous word “deliverer” has been substituted.

 

A serious forgery in Luke 24:44-48 about Jesus “resurrection on the third day” claiming that it was foretold in the Old Testament when it wasn’t!


 

Let us look at Luke 24:44-48 from the NIV Bible:

Luke 24:

44-  He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45-  Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
46-  He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,
47-  and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48-  You are witnesses of these things.

 

There is a serious forgery in Luke 24:44-48!  It says that it is written in the law of Moses [Old Testament] that Jesus will die and resurrect on the third day.  Where in the Old Testament do you have that?!  Show me one Old Testament verse that prophesized about Jesus’ third day resurrection?

 

For detail refutation: Click here

 

Who wrote Old Testament? Certainly not Moses [peace be upon him]


These were not written by Prophet Moses [peace be upon him] rather were written by some one else who is unknown. For example:

 

In the book of Deuteronomy there is in the verse 34 : 5,6,7

And Moses the servant of the Lord died there, in the land of Moab by the commandment of the Lord. He buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is. Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.” [NIV]

 

Here there is mention about the death and grave of Moses (peace be upon him). This cannot be composed by Moses (peace be upon him) .Someone else wrote this after his death. If so, who has written this ? And what type of man he was ? No correct information about this is available now.