I have read the Koran before and I have noticed that It only has the Old Testament but no New Testament. Also, is Mohammed a true prophet of God?
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Good question the short answer would be which GOD ?? Let's look at the Muslim statement of faith for answers where we both agree There is but one true God (this is correct, we agree) and Allah is his name (this is incorrect disagreement, as he's a moon God one of 300 at the time). And Muhammad is his messenger, Muhammad is the prophet of Allah (a God) To have the proper context the Sira (prophets biography) and the Hadith (traditions words and actions) must be used with the Qur`an in Arabic. There is much to uncover to find the truth, always ask God to reveal it, He will. One can start with what do ex captives or practioners say about life inside the walls?? With the second in mind here are two former Muslims in their own words. No purchase or travel required for the first and from the safety of your computer. www.shoebat.com I used to be a radicalized Muslim willing to die for the cause of Jihad until I converted to Christianity in 1994. As a member of the PLO I was involved in terror activity, and was imprisoned in Jerusalem. In prison, I was recruited to plant a bomb in Bethlehem as a result of which, thank God, no one was injured. Two books Infidel and The Gaged Virgin by Ayaan Hirsi Ali who has to have protection and remains in hiding years after writing these books. She has more insight than you may care or want to know, caution not for the young!! In the Arabic language there is no word for compromise .......warrior on.
Islam is based on two corners, Quran and Hadith (sayings of Muhammad. Which was recorded by his followers). One of the main problems with Islam, is that it denies Jesus was crucified. It denies Jesus is God and son of God. Its followers persecute christians every day, in every arab state, according to the quran which says "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". Based on a saying of Muhammad, No churches are allowed to be built in any islamic state. If you are a muslim and you want to leave Islam, your penalty is death. If you insult Muhammad your penalty is death, even if you repented. Insulting muhammad is an unforgivable sin penalized by the death of the person who said it. There is no women rights in Islam, a man can marry 4 women at a time. There is no lower age limit a female can get married at. Muhammad himself was engaged to Aisha when she was 6 and married her when she was 9. All the counties which are not muslims are infidels countries, Muhammad God orders him to convert other nations, using sword.The country that is defended by them has to pay money to them or convert to Islam or die. In addition to enslaving women and children If you are a Muslim and you kill a christian in a Muslim country you are not penalized by death. In court the value of a Christians witness is less than that of a Muslim and the list goes on and on and on..
Islam cannot be from the LORD God as it is contradiction to the Bible. The Bible is Scripture, "given by inspiration of God". This phrase literally means God-breathed. It is recorded in the Epistle to the Galatians, "But though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before so say I now again. If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.:(Gal 1:8-9) Also, the teaching of Islam deny Jesus Christ. 2 John 7 states, "For many deceivers are entered into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist". Finally, Jesus taught us to love as He has loved us, Islam teaches to kill your enemy if you cannot convert him.
The word Islam, actually means "submission." This is not a submission to God, we are speaking of, but submission to the rule of Islam. This is why Mohammed and his followers spread their faith by conquest of the sword, and not by witness and testimony, as the true Christian faith was spread. Islam is a system of government, of religious and political rule, and is committed to bringing all the world into submission, beneath its rules and regulations, as described in the Quran (Koran) and taught by Mohammed. Directly, that is by name, Scripture says nothing about Islam, which was a teaching and self-proclaimed revelation by Mohammed (570-632 CE/A.D.) proclaimed over 500 years after the death of Christ, and 200 years following the canonization of the Western Bible. However, many have attempted to identify Islam and the teachings of Mohammed, found in the Quran, as fitting squarely into multiple prophecies of the Bible. In Genesis 16:7-11, God promised Hagar to multiply the descendents of her son, Ishmael, so that they could not be numbered, and in Genesis 21:17-21, He added to this, that Ishmael's descendents would become a great nation. Over the past two millennia, they have certainly swelled into the many Arabic tribes of North Africa, most of whom ascribe to the Muslim faith. Since Mohammed traced his blood lineage directly to Ishmael, many, if not most Muslims identify themselves as being the fulfillment of these words, and look for a worldwide Muslim caliphate (government) to cover the earth. Over the centuries most Christian leaders have identified the teachings of Mohammed regarding Islam, with Galatians 1:6-9 and Matthew 24:11-12; 23-27. This is because Mohammed clearly contradicted Jesus' teachings regarding himself as being God (John 4:26; 9:35, thereby reducing Christ to the position of a lesser prophet, not the Messiah and Savior of the world (Acts 4:12), while elevating himself to the position of an infallible prophet.
A "true religion" is a religion that worships the true God and teaches the fullness of truth. Islam, although its members worship the true God, is not a true religion because it rejects Jesus as God, i.e. a rejection of truth. There are also other Christian groups that teaches Jesus is not God, e.g. Iglesia ni Cristo, Jehova's Witnesses. These are not true religion because they reject Jesus as God, i.e. rejection of truth. There are also other Christian groups that teaches partial truths. These are not true religion because they only teach what fits their beliefs. They do not openly reject truth but they keep it from being taught. The "true religion" will have to be one that teaches the fullness of truth - coming from Jesus himself, guided by the Holy Spirit, handed down through the centuries by word of mouth and letter.
Well, Islam is one of the three monotheism religion in the world, the other two are Judaism and Christian. The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob (Genesis 3:15) is worshipped by these three monotheism religion according to each own belief and understanding. Actually, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob never gives a religion to his people, but the Old Testaments in the form of commands and decrees (Deuteronomy 28:1-68); the New Testaments in the form of God's love (John 3:16-20); and the Al-Quran (reading about God) consists of 114 surah (letters) as a form of devotion, which was miraculously revealed to prophet Mohammad in the sixth century AD. So, religion is the ways of the Man, as an efforts to reach God and Heaven, so that is why there are a lot of sects, denominations,etc, in Judaism, Christian and Islam. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways"declares the LORD."As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-13) In conclusion, as a Christian, we would better read the Words of God in the Bible (John 6:63) so we will be led by the Holy Spirit, instead of judging our neighbor's belief. Amen?
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