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The Hebrew Holy Scriptures (Tanach, Brit Hadassah) Provides What All Others Omit and Leaves None Behind.

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Mar 28, 2008 at 14:29

There are many reasons debated back and forth as to which ideology and beliefs are said to be better than the other, and in the latest exchange this reader attempted to discern from which strength and argument against the Hebrew Holy Scriptures could they be totally discounted. Instead of a response that might have contained some specific reference, (in this case something from the Quran that might be compared to the Hebrew Holy Scriptures) a reference that validated a personal belief upon which one might stake their personal eternal destiny, there is received an answer of sorts that plagiarizes a long recognized series of opposing points of view, coupled with a marked disdain for those who have chosen to follow Yeshua HaMashiach.

Lest we be accused of focusing on just one individual, there are many who would eschew a relationship with Yeshua, especially in His Person as the Son of the living Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. So this response then is communal, to all who would consider it in the spirit it is presented.

It is suggested by another that the best approach to one or any who are followers of the Islamic Prophet is no approach at all, but to abort. Had this been the mindset of Yeshua HaMashiach when confronted with an unbelieving throng, then there would be no hope for any one, and abandonment to the nether regions mankind's only fate. He did not fade or fail, neither should we until all efforts in His Name are expended. To that extent, then, are further inquiries as to how someone might make some sense of contradicting ideologies, even to the extreme of disregarding the controversies so contained and having a Muslim baptized into the Roman Catholic Church, by the Pope, no less.

This reader has already written about how the Quran characterizes Christianity, and even further, because shares some common integral parts with Judaism, is the subject of attempted refutations by the original author and subsequent keepers of the writ. To take this inquiry further yet, and to categorize just how divergent these articles of belief are to those of the opposing views, the following issues are posed.

The Hebrew Holy Scriptures contain passages (Psalm 51 comes to mind as one, but there are many) that describe the eternal status of mankind as being completely devoid of the spiritual qualities necessary to enter into Heaven and commune with Almighty God, and that a spiritual relationship requires His intervention. In the Brit Hadassah, that assessment of the mortal human condition is given in the corollary passage in the letter to the Romans, that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Almighty God. What passage(s) of the Quran correspond to these?

It is written that in order to reconcile mankind from its rebellion and condemnation, Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob planned for and provided His Anointed One to be a substitute and mediator between mankind and the LORD. His first visit to Israel as the chosen race was to reveal Himself in His capacity as the servant of the Living LORD, assuming a mortal form (Isaiah 7) in order to identify with the temporal nature of the people He desired to save. The process followed Him to fulfill the passages (Isaiah 51, 61, etc.) of His authenticity and takes Him to the cross of sacrifice, where His blood was shed in the death of His mortal form to pay for the sin debt, that all who may believe in Him may have eternal life. Brit Hadassah John 3:16-18). In Matthew 28, we are led to His resurrection and His eternal form with all authority restored to be the LORD of all. We know the Prophet of Islam did not believe this, or else he would have written of it in its correct context. But where do we find that the Prophet of Islam even gives proper reverence to the truth in the Quran, except that he does not. Does not the Quran disrespect the Yeshua HaMashiach by not giving correct knowledge?

The circumstances surrounding Israel have already been presented here for a demonstration of the validity of the applicability Hebrew Holy Scriptures in their continuing fulfillment. With the recent subliminal (depending on one's perspective) shift to link a Gaza ceasefire to the activities in the West Bank, yet another observance of the attention which the Almighty God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob gives Israel is provided for those who understand to whom the real promise is given. Many have speculated on a scenario that contradicts this, even in the faux Christian venue, but which specific passages of the Quran can one use for comparison in determining Arab possession of a land not originally possessed by right, but only by conquest?

In the final analysis, once belief and salvation by faith in Yeshua HaMashiach is accorded the believer, eternal life paid for by the blood of Him who loved us enough to be our propitiation for our sins cannot be replaced by any other ideology. This is made out as foolishness by those who do not believe, but this reader is willing to called that fool than one who had a chance at eternal life and blew it off for the sake of foolish pride that catches all in sin.

The question remains, to see where the Prophet of Islam was made the object of the eternal wrath of the Sovereign and was punished for the sin of mankind by death and where there is a resurrection to through him to eternal life in the Quran for a comparison. It is unlikely this can be found, for the Prophet of the Quran did not believe in it, choosing instead his own path, and compelling others to spread it to all the then known world, and the world today, in complete opposition to the Word of the LORD contained in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures. Tell us then, followers of Islam, if this is not really so.

The LORD tells us in the Brit Hadassah, Romans 5:8 that while we were yet sinners, HaMashaich (Christ) died for us. He is now ascended, waiting for the fulfillment to return. Again, John 3 tells us why, for the love that Almighty God has for us. Someone tell this reader, how in the Name of all that is good in this world, does anyone in his or her right mind, turn this away? (Psalm 2).

Yeshua HaMashiach does not abandon me nor forsake me, nor can I forsake Him, for He provides the love necessary for eternal life, and this reader needs all he can get from the only True One that provides it.

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