Is Islam right about Christians believing in three gods? I don’t mean what people think their religion teaches. And I’m certainly not talking about what people think, regardless of what their religion teaches. What I’m looking for is this: what do the scriptures of Islam and Christianity actually say?
Politicians tell us to pray. It was a classic headline. At least at the beginning. Top lawmakers call for prayer. It’s not unusual. Politicians praying or telling us to pray. But then there’s the rest of the headline. Top lawmakers call for prayer, unity after Iran launches missile attack against US forces in Iraq. That begs the question – Pray to who?
Many Americans pray, as do many people around the world. But again, pray to who? Maybe especially in this case, it’s a huge question.
World’s greatest teachers. Seven masters. One path. That’s amazing. The seven greatest teachers in the world all supposedly teaching the same thing. All leading down the same path. Awesome. Unbelievable. Well, actually, it really is unbelievable. Maybe because it’s not true?
Yeah – Seven Masters, One Path. It’s the title of a book that I got an email about today.
Interestingly, and I believe not by coincidence, I got another email today that was about one of those seven great teachers. Well, actually, it was about all seven of them.
Is Abraham really the father of three religions?
What religion was Abraham? He is claimed as the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
But is that really correct?
I was just reading an article that made me think about the differences in teachings related to orphans and widows in Christianity and Islam. Both books talk about widows and orphans. No real surprise there. But the things they have to say are very different. That should not have been a surprise, but it was. At least, it was more of a surprise than I expected. When we hear about something, like the Qur’an and Islam – and also read the actual Qur’an – it can be hard to remember what the actual book says versus what people claim about the book. The same is true for anything. We really need to pay attention to what’s real and what’s opinion.
Christianity and Islam both view submission as important. This begs the question, do both religions have the same definition of submission? Furthermore, do either, or both, of them use the same definition as the secular use of the word? It’s important to know. Otherwise, it’s like talking about fruit – but one person is talking about oranges and the other is talking about Japanese star anise. The orange is good for our health, flavorful, and can be eaten raw or cooked. However, the Japanese star anise (image below) fruit is highly toxic and its seeds are even used in animal poison.
Christians should know that “I never knew you” is from the Bible, but is it really in the Qur’an as well? Did you see it? Did you find, “I never knew you” in those verses from the Qu’ran?
Question: is it more than irony that this verse in the Qu’ran is used to say the true followers of Jesus are idol worshipers?