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?
Is it possible to have “freedom of religious belief” and maintain social harmony? Sounds difficult, doesn’t it. Experience tells us it’s pretty much impossible. Does it have to be this way? Or are there things outside of religion that make it so difficult?
Is it even worse when governments get involved and laws are created? And does it get even worse when the laws are created to enforce “harmony”?
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.
The title may sound familiar – so that no one could vote unless he had the mark – and yet also sound not quite right. Rev 13:17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. Because it’s real. It’s happening.
The story of creation in the Bible and the Qur’an are the same, right?
They ought to be. We’re told so often that Christians and Muslims believe in the same God. If that’s true, how could they possibly be different from each other? I mean – creation is creation. So “Christian creation” has to line up with “Muslim creation”.
So, how come they don’t? Why are they different?
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?
So, as much as I wrote about how awful these new religious regulations are in China, we must remember what the Chinese government cannot see. The more the atheist government tries to suppress Christianity and prevent people from knowing God, the more those same people will reach out to God to rescue them. And then, the greater the response God will have for both the rescue of those who call out to Him, and His wrath for the government that tried to keep the people from Him.