- Religion and Philosophy
Jesus the Son of God/ Not Blasphemy!
God is Love
Love for Enemies
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matt 5;44
1 John 4:6-11
We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.God's Love and Ours Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Christian & Islam-God's radical Love toward Muslims
In love I share this message- In LOVE!
It may come as a surprise to the Muslim friend of a Christian to find out that both are offended by the same idea: that Jesus would be considered to be the physical son of God. Since the time of Muhammad, Muslims have misunderstood this term Son of God to mean that Jesus was God's Son through physical sonship, as a result of a physical relationship between God and Mary. Although such an idea is as repugnant and blasphemous to Christians as it is to Muslims, nevertheless it has persisted in the minds of Muslims throughout the centuries.
It appears that this deep misunderstanding occurred throughout the confusion of two different terms for the word son. In Arabic, the word walad means "a physical boy born as a result of the marriage of a man and a woman." Of course, if this term is wrongly applied to the conception and birth of Jesus, it gives a totally false impression of physical sonship. However, it should be obvious that the sovereign God would have no physical relationship with a human being.
The Arabic word ibin, however, is the word used for son throughout the Arabic translation of the Bible in reference to Jesus' relationship with God. Ibin-Allah (Son of God) indicates a strong spiritual relationship between Jesus and God, a spiritual sonship in which Jesus was submissive and obedient to God as His Heavenly Father.
It is important to understand that through this careful definition of sonship that Christians agree with the statements in the Qu'ran that God has no partners (a physical wife or physical son). Rather, Jesus was the Son of God in the sense that the Qur'an refers to Him as the Word of God and the Spirit of God -- in the sense of a spiritual relationship. Son of God is a title reflecting this relationship.
In actuality, the Qur'an's treatment of the conception and virgin birth of Jesus makes it very clear that the prophet Muhammed acknowledged the supernatural and holy aspects of the coming of Jesus to earth. In reference to the virgin Mary, the Qur'an states, "And she who was chaste, therefore We breathed into her of Our Spirit and made her and her son a sign for all peoples" (Surah 21, Al-Anbiya, The Prophets: 91). Further honor and respect is accorded to Mary in another passage: "And then the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above [all] the women of creation....She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me? He said: So [it will be]. Allah createth what He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is" (Surah 3, Ali-'Imran, The Family of Imran: 42, 47).
The Qur'an also points toward the sinless nature of Jesus, for an angel comes to tell Mary, "I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son" (Surah 19, Maryam, Mary:19). At the same time, the Qur'an acknowledges that Jesus was born through the power of the Holy Spirit of God, not through any human agency: "And Mary, daughter of 'Imran, whose body was chaste, therefore We breathed there in something of Our Spirit" (Surah 66, Al-Tahrim, Banning: 12). Thus, in a spiritual sense, one who is born with God's Spirit should be called God's Son.
The unique birth of Jesus Christ, prophesied hundreds of years before, is one of the greatest supernatural events recorded in the Bible. The Old Testament prophet Isaiah foretold this miracle in Isaiah 7:14. This was 700 years before the birth of Jesus. "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel." Isaiah also declared, "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace," (Isaiah 9:6). The Bible makes it very clear that these titles are reserved for the Son of God
JESUS - SON OF GOD! AN EXPLANATION FOR MUSLIMS
By Abdullah Ibrahim
Christians do not believe that Jesus is the son of God in a physical sense. God forbid that he should take a wife! That would be blasphemy. However, they do believe that Jesus is the Son of God in a spiritual sense. Arabs, for example, are commonly known as "sons of the desert". Nobody would ever think that the desert would have given physical birth to the Arabs. No, the term "sons of the desert" has to be understood in a spiritual sense. Arabs know the desert in and out; they are one with it, that is why they are called "sons of the desert." In the same way the Quran calls a wayfarer a "son of the road", "ibn as sabeel" (Surah 2, Al Baqarah, verse 177) The Arabic word "ibn" is used in a figurative sense as opposed to "walad" which is used in a physical way....more>>http://www.arabicbible.com/islam/son.htm
MUHUMMED A "COMFORTER" LIKE JESUS, PEACE BE UPON THEM (c) "And I will pray the father, and he shall give you ANOTHER Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.- JOHN 14:16
Jesus (pbuh) was the first Comforter, and ANOTHER would have to be one like him, of the same kind as Jesus, a man and not a Ghost
WHY MUHAMMAD WHEN HE DID NOT CALL GOD "THE FATHER" UNLIKE JESUS WHO CALLED GOD HIS FATHER???
Of the 99 names of God in Islam, not one is "Father" or has a personal connotation. The difference is not to be overlooked. The God of the Bible is personal and wants an ongoing friendship with each of us. Islam portrays God as one who expects us to do our religious duty or He angers. There are rules to be obeyed and one can only please him but not know him personally. No Muslim would ever consider being able to have a personal relationship with him, by talking to him, and loving him. Jesus instead taught Christians to pray "our Father in heaven" -Matt 6:9. Throughout the Old Testament God was real to the prophets who had him personally speak to them and they to him. "Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another by profaning the covenant of the fathers?" -Mal 2:10
The love of Allah for the sinner and the ungodly is totally missing from the Qur'an because it is the most difficult, and even an impossible thing to copy. Allah's love appears very similar to creatures love rather than God's -Mat.6:46. It is very selfish and self-centered and limited to those who love and fear him first.
Q.3:31-32; 7:55; 61:4
Proclaim: "If you love Allah, you should follow me." Allah will then love you, and forgive your sins. Allah is Forgiver, Most Merciful. You shall obey Allah and the messenger." If they turn away, Allah does not love the disbelievers… You shall worship your Lord publicly and privately; He does not love the transgressors (sinners)… Allah loves those who fight in His cause united in one column, like the bricks in one wall.
ALLAH does not love sinners but GOD the Father of JESUS love sinners!
Rom 3:23- for they have all sinned, and failed of the glory of God.
Rom 5:12- As by means of one man, sin entered into the world, and, by means of sin, death; and so death passed upon all the sons of men, inasmuch as they all have sinned:
Rom 5:13- For until the law, sin, although it was in the world, was not accounted sin, because there was no law.
John 3:16 -(JESUS SAID) "For God so LOVED the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:17 -For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
John 3:18 -Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only Son of God. (ESV)
Muslim Love Jesus?
John 3:17 “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” God’s plan is not to condemn anybody. Rather, “In love, he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will- to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves” Ephesians 1:5-6. He wants us to become his children & enjoy freedom in Christ.
Salvation is easy!
Jesus says take 1 step of faith choose to believe:
I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from
the dead & Say Jesus I confess you as my Lord
(with your mouth) Forgive me for all my sins in Jesus name!
An Arab Ex-Muslim Sings Beautiful Praise to Jesus Christ in Arabic.flv
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