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Economics Reality Check - Faith Cannot be Bought -No Matter How Good the Religion

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in response to reader comment: Islam the true religion which covers every aspect of life including economics

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 28, 2007 at 17:51

Yet again we read that somehow, some way, Islam, which has no demonstrable history before the life of the Muslim Prophet, is now portrayed as a supposedly perfect system of religion, controlling even economics, yet outside of its practice, one who cannot accept it must be forced to. If so perfect, why is there resistance, or why are there not more clamoring to get into it?

From the opposing true Christian perspective, there is a ready answer, one that being Muslim cannot attain to without forsaking Islam. The answer to the question of why is, that Jesus Christ is the answer. If wants to quote a holy book to support one's contention, that is easy to do so. If there seems to be similar passages of the Quran to the Holy Scriptures of the Hebrews, it is because the Holy Scriptures were written well before the Quran, the Quran being written easily over four hundred years after. It cannot be proven otherwise by responsible scholarship.

Islam exists for the purpose of rejecting Christianity. If one has decided to reject the gift of salvation through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to obtain eternal life, then there is Islam. The Muslim Prophet knew of Jesus Christ, but a distorted view is presented in the Quran, for the truth of Jesus Christ is not acceptable to Muslim sensibilities. Hence, there are the disparities.

There is not doubt that Muslim sensibilities are gaining worldwide, so why not incorporate things such as economics into the Muslim mindset? Such things may develop as this world struggles in the competition for dominance. But in the final analysis, Muslims may believe they have all the answers, but until they face the true reality of Who Jesus Christ is, they will never understand why the Quran does not tell them the truth about Him, or anything else for that matter.

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