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Why the Ecumenical Movement Could Never be Consummated with Islam.

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 14, 2010 at 18:18

Some time back, the reader 'Sabina' wrote this exposition:

"It is unthinkable and impossible for a Muslim to believe in the existence of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the New Testament sense. Whoever says that God has a partner, companion or an equal God beside him will, from an Islamic point of view, fall into an unforgivable sin (like the sin against the Holy Spirit in Christianity)."

Initially, after reading this then, I left it alone from the sense of it being an expressed point of view even as I am a declared believer of the truth of the Gospels which state specifically the Sonship and Deity of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ), further that Jesus Christ is the LORD and Savior of mankind. How do I maintain this perspective in complete opposition to Sabina's? There is a simple answer.

Folks, it cannot be both ways. We have heard from so many Muslims that 'Issa' is a prophet in the Islamic context, and only that. We read though, that in the context of being a prophet, there is to be credence given to the position. If we are to do that, how then, are we, in the Islamic context, supposed to deny the truth given to us by Jesus Christ? In His own words, He IS the Son of Almighty God, the Holy One of Israel, the Anointed One sent by the Father to redeem the lost. These are His own words. That being the case, how then are we to receive what Sabina proffers? Simple: we can't.

Now, I submit that it is not unthinkable impossible for a Muslim to receive the truth about Jesus Christ, to accept Him at His WORD, to believe He is the One born of the virgin Mary as the Messiah and messenger of Almighty God, ministered to His people until the rulers had Him put to death on a Roman cross; who then was raised from the dead for the faith and justification of all who accepted Him as LORD and Savior. If a Muslim does believe, however, his life will forever be changed, and he/she will be subject to the scorn of every other Muslim.

Not only is it not impossible, it HAS happened. Now why does anyone think that a death sentence might be imposed upon any who do convert to the truth of Jesus Christ? Think about it. A conversion provides the argument that there is a problem with Islam that cannot handle the truth about Jesus Christ.

Now, in the various etymological studies of the name of 'allah', there is only one conclusion to be drawn, that whatever form it came from, or how anyone might desire to protects its integrity, it is NOT the name to be associated with the Hebrew Eternal Sovereign and His declared Anointed One. To be sure, that distinction is to be made.

In the Hebrew Holy Bible, we can study the names the LORD has used in revealing Himself to the believers of Jesus Christ, and in that Name those of us who have our faith in Him have His full assurance of our salvation. Only in the fanatical observances of certain followers of Islam do Christians need to be wary as the antagonisms and enmities against Christianity are expressed by intolerant Muslims(which this reader thinks is not widespread in that belief system, but such as that being experienced in Malaysia, or by the Copts in Egypt), is there concern for the safety of those desiring to follow in their own ways of worship. In that vein, the opening statement by Sabina actually provides the basis of the intolerance we are reading about against Christians, for is it not one of the fundamental beliefs that Muslims are supposed have in dealing with non-Muslims?

Christians, on the other hand, have the love of Jesus Christ to offer instead of the unforgivable attitude of the Quran. Forgiveness of one's sins and the grace extended by believing in faith in Jesus Christ are offered instead, and that is the basis of the promises found in the Hebrew Holy Bible, guaranteed by the Good Name of Jesus Christ, the LORD.

Submitting....

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