a reply to: Sahabi
First I have to apologize, my own belief is not something I have any right at all to put onto other's and should respect there belief's with no
prejudice, sadly I am human and sometime's make bad judgement's and even voice opinion's that are out of bound's.
Like my heart rate I find that my brain work's differently on different day's as well so from day to day my way of expressing and my opinion may be
wrong or at least at odd's with what I would express on another day.
So if I have offended anyone I am truly sorry to have done so, my belief may not be there's but that does not make there belief invalid just
something I personally do not share.
You know we are all wrong as well, only God know's his own name, Jesus also has a new name that only his saint's know, those with whom he shares it,
the bible also warn's against pointing at anything as God or at any location even the sky, he is and remain's so to all of us a mystery but I believe
Thank you for not getting angry and I do once again appologize for my almost trollish earlier comment.
Though my belief may vary I do not believe being just called a Christian is a ticket to heaven, far from it and I DO believe he will choose whom he
want's and not only those inside the sheep fold so to speak, he is in my faith the good shepherd after all, the one whom lay's down his life for the
flock and will leave the ninety nine in a safe place to go and bring back the one that is lost and also many whom call themselves christian's myself
included fall very far short of the ideal's we strive toward, indeed he pointed out that we all do, the stoning of the woman for example when he stood
there after drawing a line in the sand and held a stone himself looking at the crowd which had gathered to stone her to death for adultary, he said to
them "Let the one among you that is without fault (sin) cast the first stone" and he stood looking at them, they knew he was from god though not whom
he was and so they all knowing there own sin's dropped there stone's one by one and turned and walked away with something to think on and then so he
too dropped his stone telling her to go and sin no more her sin's were forgiven, this woman is often linked to Mary Magdelene (Magdelain) but there is
no biblical passage to say so and that remain's just a traditional assumption of the orthodox church's (not only the Catholic but all orthodoxy).
As such as I have said elsewhere I know there are better men than me whom are born on the other side of that religious divide and I actually fully
believe that my Lord will bring such home.
My real point's of contention with the other faith is it's attitude toward woman, the view of paradise which is very much at odd's with my own belief
In Islam a paradise with sex, virgin's and alcohol is often promised but in Christianity men and woman are the same (at the soul level) and they
shall have new angelic body's, man was made to work is a passage often misinterpreted but refer's in part to this, angelic nature is therefore a more
grown up adult form and they WORK for god, there are those that will stay in the presence of God the piller's of heaven whose spiritual beauty is
pleasing to god but most of them will become just like the angel's of today, guardian's and other task's set before because after all god has made a
vast and perhaps infinite universe and there is much work to do, oh there will be drinking and feasting and joy, they are not bound to work and may
rest when they shall as they are free but they are in there father's house?.
So the difference's are many.
Also historically the oldest reference to a deity called Allah was a god of Chaos and rebellion.
But that meshes perfectly with God's blessing to Ishmael, Abraham had caste him out with his mother through no fault of there own and after all from
a christian perspective does the bible not teach that God is the father of the fatherless.
So if the Arab's are children of Ishmael then there is a place for them as well.
From John 14.2 we learn this.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. 2In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have
told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My
presence, so that you also may be where I am.
But if this is so why does brother have to kill brother and brother oppress his sister.
We are only small thing's in the scheme of the universe and before God, only he know's the fullness thereof and if we try to answer it ourself's
almost universally we become confounded so only the lord therefore truly know's.
Thank you for your blessing, may the Lord hold you and your family in the palm of his hand and may the wind be always at your back, God bless and
keep you safe.
And once again please forgive me my earlier misguided opinion.
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