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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Sep 1, 2007 at 15:59

Mr Ansari,

Thankyou for your reply. Please alow me to comment regarding some of your statements.

I study the Bible in the original languages (Greek and Hebrew, and a little Aramaic in the Old Testament). Allah and Elohim are not the same. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. Ephsians 2:8 - For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that salvation is not of yourselves, [it is] the gift of God; not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Christ died on the Cross as our substitute; He paid the price for our salvation (eternal life). He was judged for the sins of the world (including mine, including yours). All one does to become a Christian is believe that. The rest of a Christian's life on Earth is to hopefully glorify God; however, if he doesn't or does he NEVER loses his salvation. "No one shall pluck them out of my Hand"."By Grace are you saved". Christianity is the ONLY religion in human history that is not based on works. It's based on Christ paying the price (being judged on the Cross) for our sins. The Bible reveals that Christ always existed; he is God; he came in the flesh as the "lamb" to be sacrificed for our sins.

Shirk, as you point out, meaning "to link Allah with sons" appears nowhere in the Qur'an. Interesting. Let me tell you something that appears in the Qur'an (correct me if I am wrong, Mr. Ansari) but never appears in the Bible: the most assured way for a Muslim to reach paradise in to kill the infidel. Nowhere, Mr. Ansari, does the Hebrew or Greek of the Bible promise "paradise" to those who kill, even in battle. There are many times Elohim commands the destruction of an enemy, in battle, to be sure; especially in the Old Testament. But NOWHERE does it promise eternal life through killing.

Again, Mr. Ansari, on the issue of Allah and Adonay being one and the same: Islam is a religion based on works (the Five, or is it Seven Pillars of Islam). Christianity is based on the grace of God, we do not earn or deserve paradise, salvation. Still sound like the same God, Mr. Ansari? John 14:6, Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Respectfully, JS

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