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The Bible never rewards killing with Paradise, Ibn Masud (unlike the Qur'an)

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in response to reader comment: jennifer soils: Old Testament encourages killing an apostate. Did you ever condemn that?

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Jan 13, 2009 at 23:17

"If you read in the Old Testament, it says clearly: if anyone comes to you and proclaimes a god other than the God, then KILL HIM.!!"

Verse, Ibn Masud?

I don't mean to embarrass you, but I believe you might be thinking of 1 Timothy 6:3-4 (New Testament) -

"If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited [and] understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions"

Or,

"If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do ot receive him into [your] house, and do not give him a greeting; for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds." - 2 John 1:10-11

Regarding Qur'an 9:111, Ibn Masud, what is your opinion (martyrdom...those Muslims that "slay and are slain" = Paradise)?

How about this - Imam al-Shafi'i (Arabic jurist, 767 AD - 820 AD) interpreted the Qu'ranic verse 2:217 as providing the main evidence for apostacy being a capital crime (punishable by death) in Islam.

What do you think, Ibn Masud?

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