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"The Scientific Miracle of the Qur'an" continued

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Submitted by Lactantius Jr (United Kingdom), Sep 10, 2009 at 15:24

To ALi (upon whom be peace)

I greet you in the precious life giving, life saving Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, the Son of God, the sinners all-sufficient Saviour, the Prince of Peace, the author and distributor of peace, and I wish for you His peace.

Thank you for saying that Muhammad was human and was not perfect, the most authoritative records of Islam showing him to have been very human, with all his human failings fully intact, although unlike you, many Muslims claim him to have been the most perfect human being who has ever lived, and the model for all mankind, despite the Islamic records revealing him to have been just like you and me, a sinner in need of a Saviour, the Bible saying the Lord Jesus Christ is "Able to save to the uttermost (and from the guttermost!!) all those who come to God through Him." Hebrews 7:25 what a pity Muhammad didn't know Him, otherwise he could have been confident of his eternal destiny, rather than saying,

"By Allah, though I am the Apostle of Allah, yet I do not know what Allah will do to me."

(Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 266)

With the Qur'an recording Muhammad as saying, ".......I have no idea what will happen to me or to you ......" Surah 46:9

Please allow me to say why the follower of Jesus Christ can have absolute confidence about their place in eternity, and first off, I comment very briefly about the Old Testament sacrificial system, which rested on a sea of blood, the blood of over a million animal sacrifices made during the lifetime of the Jerusalem temples, and if the Jews of Jesus' time knew anything about sin, they knew it was an expensive business, because the round of animal sacrifices had to be made year after year after year after year after year after year after..................... but if they were effective, why do it again and again and again and....................? the truth is of course that,

"The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship. If they could have provided perfect cleansing, the sacrifices would have stopped, for the worshipers would have been purified once for all time, and their feelings of guilt would have disappeared. But instead, those sacrifices actually reminded them of their sins year after year. For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins."

Hebrews 10:1-4

When the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, he announced that the child miraculously conceived in Mary's womb was to be called Yeshua ("Jesus"),

"While Joseph was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord came to him in a dream. The angel said, 'Joseph, the baby that Mary will have is from the Holy Spirit. Go ahead and marry her. Then after her baby is born, name Him Jesus (meaning "the Lord saves"), because He will save His people from their sins."

Matthew 1:20-21

and later, when Jesus was grown to manhood, John the Baptiser saw Him walking along the banks of the River Jordan and here's how the Bible records that encounter,

"The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!'"

John 1:29

The Bible making our problem absolutely clear,

"For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard."

Romans 3:23

and saying that,

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 6:23

Saying very clearly just why Jesus came into the world, and what He and only He can do,

"Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. This saying is true, and it can be trusted. I was the worst sinner of all!"

1 Timothy 1:15

These are some quotations from the Bible saying what my problem and your problem is Ali, we're sinners and we need a Saviour, and that's Jesus' job, which He does beautifully, Jesus Himself saying,

"I am the resurrection and the life, whoever believes in Me, though they die will live again, and whoever lives and believes in Me will never really die at all."

John 11:25-26

You're not worth it ALi, you don't deserve it, you can't earn it, do you want it? it's yours for the asking.

Compare and contrast that with the uncertainty of Muhammad and his Islam, if my good deeds outnumber my bad deeds (can you ever know?), if Allah is having a good day, if, if, if, if, if, if, if, if, if………………………….. please choose your address Ali, you're going to live forever.

With kind regards and best wishes

Lactantius Jr

"In the Bible God says, 'When the time came, I listened to you, and when you needed help, I came to save you.' That time has come. This is the day for you to be saved."

2 Corinthians 6:2

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