posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 08:11 AM
reply to post by SpiritofEnoch
No it is not possible.
In both books, the Bible and the Koran, the later writings superseded the earlier writings where there is conflict between the writings. This is key
in understanding the difference between the 2 religions. Christians clearly state that the New Testament and it's writings are the final word if
there is conflict between the Old and New Testament. Mohammed and his clerics clearly state that the later parts of the Koran and it's writings
are the final word if there is conflict between an earlier and a later writing (this is not necessarily reflected in the order writings appear in the
Koran, it has to do with when Mohammed said them). One must understand this in order to clearly see why it is not possible to "be" both.
The Koran begins in peace and is superseded with the edict to kill nonbelievers. To be a Christian, even half a christian in Islamic countries is an
automatic death sentence, which is scriptural in the Koran. To believe in Christ as the only path to God is to reject Islam according to Muslims.
The Bible begins in violence and is superseded with the edict to turn the other cheek and to eschew violence in favor of love. It also clearly states
that believing in Jesus is the only path to heaven and one who does violence and does not deeply and honestly repent of it can not enter the kingdom
of God. Christianity says that
once one truly believes Jesus is the son of god and repents of their sins they are assured of entry into heaven through grace given by God, one can
not "earn" their way into heaven. Good works are a reflection of trying ones best to live like Jesus wants them to but are not required to enter
The Koran states that Mohammed shows his followers the only path to Allah. The only assured path to heaven is to die while attempting to kill a
nonbeliever. Other than that one can only enter the kingdom of Allah if they do good works and strictly obey the Koran and one does not have
assurance of heaven until one tries to enter. Good works and strict obedience to the Koran for the non-Jihadist should (but not necessarily) land one
in paradise at death, that is up to Allah when one dies. There is never an assurance of entry to paradise, only a hope if one is good enough.
The two religions are really polar opposites in theology.
However, if you pick and choose from both books they look the same but truly are completely opposite.