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Submitted by kman (United States), Nov 29, 2008 at 00:18

The whole first chapter of John the apostle carefully, completely, and lengthily lays out the entire connection of Jesus the Christ to his very deity. Look at the connection bewteen two Biblical verses. One is from the new testament and the other from what you call our commonly held beliefs in the Old Testament. New Testament, John starts with these words:

"1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning."

The following verses draw the connection of this"Word" to the Word's having become flesh and made his dwelling amongst us. The dots are all so easily laid out that it tells me you have never read anything of this very important New Testament book. The whole first chapter lays it out so pefectly. John the Baptist chosen as God's pointer to who the Messiah would be - clearly laid out - Both Johns clear and concisely spread out affirmations. The link spelled out very clearly, first the Word, that Word as the "light", and then drawn beautifully to the "light" becoming "flesh and made his dwelling amongst man." That "light" was the light of all men. For those who would look and be attracted to truth and integrity.

Your own great insight as to how prophets are never recognized in their own time own time. John 1:10 "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God ..."

But, let's just go on to the book we know in common. The very first words in the entire Bible, Old Testament say, "In the beginning ...". The rest of that verse goes on to tell of God's creative sequence. Are you with me so far? The very first words of the Bible state the same first words of John the apostle's gospel - "In the beginning ...". Tie these two verses together for God's own first monumental clue to who the Messiah would be and how he would be identidied. The entire chapter of only 34 verses lays it all out detail by detail.

Ok, Jesus own words that the Pharisees tried to stone him for - John 8:58 "I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born I AM!" Should I spell it out further - Exodus 3:14 "God said to Moses, This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you."

John 14:6 "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."

So, stop me when you have enough - ? Read the whole book (gospel) of John. I know, you don't believe in The New Testament but ask for proof, adn then are afraid to go there. I have read as much of the Quran as I could handle. That's putting it as nicely as I can. The logic and reasoning of the books, letters, etc. of The New Testament far out shadow the Quran. You have a desire to love, follow, adn obey God. That's very great. The problem you have bought a distorted form of God's one and only true word - The Word. I bought atheism at one time. I keep telling you there is no prideful claim on my part as to God himself having firmly taken hold of my head and turned it to that very bright light.

I stopped reading the Quran not only because it was different from the Bible - it just failed far and away in all logic, sense, and truth. It was clearlya distortion. It is only though God's direction that I read the Bible first and then as he allowed me to do, I still had free choice to read, ignore, or look anywhere else, I then started reading the Quran. I just couldn't force myself through all of it. It was a distortion and meant to draw off the people who might look for the truth of all truths. Your truth allows none of its adherents to look anywhere else on pain of death. Why? Looks pretty clear to me.

You stated "All Christians believe and accept the prophets before Jesus ... Yes, we do. We also, believe that Jesus was not only a prophet in his ownright but the culmination of all prophecies. he was and is the ultimate priest and all the sacrifices of The Old Testament.

The whole point of the Old Testament was to show that man couldn't live up to he demands of the any of the commandments or laws. All the sacrifices of perfect animals were only o pt man ina holding pattern until the ultimate sacrifice was made - by God himself when he sent the Word as his own and only begotten Son to live the only perfect human/God life. He had to succedd at that to become the only sacrifice that could pay for the man incurred debt of imperfection.

God is perfect. So perfect, that he cannot be in the presence of unpaid debt. He sent the price and paid himself the debt, but only for those who put their own pride down to follow as mperfect believers. You have much pride. Pride in myself is something I lost a long time ago.

Jesus said he would send his "counselor", "Holy Spirit" to give his followers every word they need to say whenever the time called for it. I took those words for my own and told God that I would believe him to do just that. For myself, I just can't put two and two together. I obeyed and believed God. God loved Abraham because he took God at his word, left his home and extended family and struck out ona direction. These words do not come from me but, through inspiration and discernment from God. When you lay down your own pride and truthfully with no preconceived notions ask God for the truth,it will happen. You will not fail to have an answer for any human.

The statement you made of not believing Jesus laid down his life to pay for our sins, will stand before you when you meet God on the day of judgement. You chose not to believe without ever checking out his word. You trap yourself and let Islam do the same by forbidding you to look at any other claim of truth. that will seal your doom. Every time you have faced truth and chosen for whatever reasons to sell out - perhaps pride of one's own position - then you have once again sold out another opportunity to knwo the God of all truth.

I do not like the word "Christian" much but, find I have to use it just so people know my reference point. That is my belief but, many use the word referring to their own belief and have no clue who Jesus was. They have a lt of loosely held beliefs that they never followed through on and thus do not have any idea. Come judgement day, many who call themselves by his name will suddenly realize the horror of not having any idea whatsoever. No willingness to take the belief through every life circumstance and hold firmly. They will pay the same price you do if you continue on your present course. I pray that you come to "see".

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