Talks on Islam

Talks on Islam: Islam and The People Of The Book

Islam wants to portray itself as a religion of peace love and tolerance, but the trouble is that the overwhelming evidence runs contrary to this. If anything the more fundamental it becomes the more violent it becomes.  We have here an article called:   Islam And The People Of The Book
The article seeks to present an ecumenical message for the great monotheistic faith of Islam Judaism and Christianity.  As we will see it does not just fail to provide the reader with the truth about Islam, but it tries to deliberately deceive the reader.
Islam is a religion of peace, love and tolerance. Today, however, some circles have been presenting a false image of Islam, as if there were conflict between Islam and the adherents of the two other monotheistic religions. Yet Islam’s view of Jews and Christians, who are named “the People of the Book” in the Qur’an , is very friendly and tolerant.
The fact that Islam is one of the main contributors to the persecutors of Christians throughout the middle and far East makes this first statement a lie.  It says   “some circles”  “have presented a false image of Islam.”  Notice it does not say what circles?  Are these circles Moslem or what. Notice also it talks about the people of the book.  If Moslems really believed in the people of the Book they would ask and receive the truth from the people of the Book , but as we will see they do in fact reject the people and the Book (Bible) as being  altered.
This attitude towards the People of the Book developed during the years of the birth of Islam. At that time, Muslims were a minority, struggling to protect their faith and suffering oppression and torture from the pagans of the city of Mecca. Due to this persecution, some Muslims decided to flee Mecca and shelter in a safe country with a just ruler. The Prophet Muhammad told them to take refuge with King Negus, the Christian king of Ethiopia. The Muslims who followed this advice found a very fair administration that embraced them with love and respect when they went to Ethiopia. King Negus refused the demands of the pagan messengers who asked him to surrender the Muslims to them, and announced that Muslims could live freely in his country.
Such attitudes of Christian people that are based on the concepts of compassion, mercy, modesty and justice, constitute a fact that God has pointed out in the Qur’an . A verse of the Qur’an states:
You will find the people most affectionate to those who believe are those who say, ‘We are Christians.’ That is because some of them are priests and monks and because they are not arrogant. (Surat al-Ma’ida, 82)
 Now as the Koran is the product of a man imagination we will find that the Koran will contradict itself.
Koran 5: 51  O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.
Koran 9: 30 The Jews say, “Ezra is the son of Allah “; and the Christians say, “The Messiah is the son of Allah .” That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded? ·
Koran 9: 29 Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled
Now these verses do not give the impression that Islam is a religion of  love peace and tolerance.  The simply fact that that we have only to look at what is happening to Christians across the world to verify the hatred Moslems have towards Christians.
The Common Beliefs and Values of the People of the Book with Muslims
Christian and Muslim belief have many aspects in common. Judaism too shares many beliefs with Islam. All true adherents of these three great religions:
  • ” believe that God has created the entire universe out of nothing and that He dominates all that exists with His omnipotence.
  • ” believe that God has created man and living things in a miraculous way and that man possesses a soul granted him by God.
  • ” believe that besides Jesus, Moses or Muhammad, God sent many prophets such as Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Joseph throughout history, and they love all these prophets.
  • ” believe in resurrection, Heaven and Hell and angels, and that God has created our lives with a certain destiny.
Common beliefs: What common beliefs?
  • The Korans version of the creation story does not match what the Bible teaches.  The Koran borrowed bits and pieces from everywhere.  Because they did not understand what the Bible teaches they basically get it all muddled.
  • The Korans version as to how God created man also conflicts with the Bible, in fact the Koran has three separate versions as to how man was created.  Neither of which gel with the others.
  • The Koran recognises many prophets however Jesus is placed alongside these other prophets and a failed one at that.  Who was saved by the skin of his neck and therefore never went to the cross.  Furthermore they believe Muhammad was a prophet when in fact he was a false prophet.  If Islam loved Jesus as they said then they would obey what he taught.  Now where in the Koran will you come across the teaching of Jesus?  They are ominously silent on that matter.
  • They may believe in a resurrection but many religions might believe in some form of resurrection, angels, heaven and such like. But what it does not say is that Islam is based on a works mentality which cannot save them.  They hope that their good deeds will one day outweigh their bad deeds, which the Bible makes it clear that it will not save them. Only the Bible has the answer to mans sin.
 Creation Koran style:
Surat Al-`Alaq (The Clot   96:2 Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:
25:54   And it is He who has created from water a human being and made him [a relative by] lineage and marriage. And ever is your Lord competent [concerning creation].
53: 32    Those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, only [committing] slight ones. Indeed, your Lord is vast in forgiveness. He was most knowing of you when He produced you from the earth and when you were fetuses in the wombs of your mothers. So do not claim yourselves to be pure; He is most knowing of who fears Him.
 So what was it ?  From blood , water or the earth?  Three conflicting verses on this subject of creation.  They cant all be right.  There is also an issue as to how many days allah took to create the worlds.  6 physical 24 days or was that 6 eons of time?
 The beliefs of the People of the Book are in harmony with Muslims, not only in terms of faith-related issues, but also of moral values. Today, in a world where such immoralities as adultery, homosexuality, drug addiction and a model of egoism and self-seeking cruelty have grown widespread, the People of the Book and Muslims share the same virtues: Honor, chastity, humility, self-sacrifice, honesty, compassion, mercy and unconditional love…
 So when the article says that the beliefs of Islam are in harmony with Moslems they are either very deceived or deliberately lying.  There is no common beliefs to be found.  Once you actually take a closer look you will find a vast difference.  Moral values is not a basis of harmony if they reject the basic doctrine of scripture.
According To The Qur’an , Muslims, Jews And Christians Should Live In Friendship
Eph 5: 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].
Gal 1: 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
It is evident there are ample grounds for an alliance between the “People of the Book” and Muslims. This is also very evident in the Qur’an . In the relevant verses of the Qur’an , there is a significant difference between the People of the Book and the idolaters. This is especially emphasized in the area of social life. For example, it is said concerning the idolaters: “(they) are unclean, so after this year they should not come near the Masjid al-Haram (Kaaba).” (Surat at-Tawba: 28) Idolaters are people who obey no divine law, have no moral precepts and who are capable of committing every kind of degrading and perverse action without hesitation.
But while they basically rely on God’s revelation, the People of the Book have moral precepts and know what is lawful and what is not. For this reason, if one of the People of the Book cooks some food, it is lawful for Muslims to eat it. In the same way, permission has been given for a Muslim man to marry a woman from among the People of the Book. On this subject God commands:
The article finishes by saying: “Let us Rally to a Common Formula”
The Bible however says that Islam is a false religion.  The fact they reject the true Jesus of the Bible who did indeed go to the cross and die and after three days rose from the dead.  Jesus is the only way to the father.  Islam has no answer to this.
So if there is so much harmony then why do Moslems who convert out of Islam have their lives threatened.   The answer is that Islam is not a tolerant religion.
Jesus of the Koran is not the Jesus of the Bible.  In fact they like to add to scripture by putting words into Jesus mouth that he did not say.
5:116  And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‘Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah ?’” He will say, “Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen.
Islam has Jesus denying his deity, however the Bible proves otherwise.(John 1: 1-3)  
The Bible also carries a sever warning for anyone who adds to the word of this prophecy.
Rev 22: 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Prophecy excepts Jesus as GOD!
Math 1: 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Revelation accepts Jesus as GOD!
Rev 1: 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
John 8: 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Jesus received worship from people!
Math 14: 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
Mar 5: 6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him
Jesus receive worship in heaven!
Rev 5: 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four [and] twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
Which means the people of the book (Christians) recognises Jesus as God!
Jesus recieves acknowledgement as the GOD of creation!
Heb 1: 3 Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
NO man or prophet could do this.  No matter how great he is. He is either God or he is worst of decievers.  But he proved who he was by the things he did and the testimony of his father.
Conclusion we cannot rally to any common cause because there is none.  The article deliberately tries to deceive people.   We are called to love the Moslems and share the gospel with them.  Many Moslems are coming to know Jesus and despite intense persecution the church is growing in these countries.