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Lactantius: Revisiting the Koran

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Submitted by Plato (India), Oct 24, 2008 at 22:39

Hello Lactantius Jr, you wrote to Keith Williams:

>>The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But some of you do not believe Me.' <<

Reading what you have quoted above gave me a strange feeling of déjà vu. Is it not exactly what Allah also tells us. That human effort is worthless without belief in Him.

>>(For Jesus knew from the beginning which ones didn't believe, and He knew who would betray Him.) Then He said, ‘That is why I said that people can't come to Me unless the Father gives them to Me.'<<

What you have said amounts to pre-destination. Allah also tells us that He knows our thoughts and intentions.

>>"Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'"

Hasn't Jesus condemned unbelievers in Him to perdition with this statement?

Regards

Plato

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