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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 9, 2010 at 19:02

So let us approach the issue of your point, that according to you (others have said differently in this venue), the Quran does not stand in the way of the teaching of Jesus Christ or the Hebrew Holy Bible (which I will again make it known means both the Torah [taurat] and the Brit Hadassah [enjil]). In your second breath you infer that it is the same word as the Hebrew Holy Bible. I have read from fellow Muslims that this is not true; and I have read from other sources attempting to be neutral on the subject and they try to make the association work. In the final analysis, since it is my contention and belief that the Quran is a dictation of a composite interpretation of the Torah and the Gospels, Acts, epistles and the Apocalypse, its first failure to convince a true believer in Jesus Christ is in the assertion that it supersedes the written WORD of the Holy Bible. One might make the argument that similar claims about the supra-works like the Talmud, the Mishna, Roman Catholic dogma, the Book of Mormon and others are in the same category as the Quran.

The Quran refutes more than just the works of Paul, for if one takes to demonizing Paul, then the process of discrediting the rest of the Holy Bible is made so much simpler. Yet it is a wrong tact to take. Paul changed nothing of the testimony of Jesus Christ. If there is a concept or issue Paul wrote on that has some difficulty in processing, then one must examine his or her faith to come to an understanding of just what Paul wrote. But Paul is not alone in his allegiance to Jesus Christ. There are others of whom the Quran is not representing correctly, namely, Jesus Christ Himself. In that there is the greatest spiritual danger anyone trying to assimilate Islam into Christianity can encounter.

You err more greatly in make some reference to my 'worshipping' Paul, and if that is the basis for not understanding what is being written in corroboration to the Gospels, therein lies the problem. But we'll leave that for a later discussion.

Let us proceed to your inquiry (a repetition, but OK, let's go):

(The differences are many; however, we'll set a couple of these out for your further study.)

Jesus Christ is proscribed as the Anointed One, the Holy One of Israel. In Judaic terms, the Anointed One IS HaMashiach, and by all Old Testament references, that makes Him the same as Almighty God. Isaiah 9:6 describes Him in preparation for His fulfilling the requirements to rule over all. Is that not the requirement for Almighty God?

Now, what reason is given by the Holy Bible that Jesus Christ was to appear in His first visit to humanity? It is because of the fallen nature of humanity that He was born (sinlessly, unlike the rest of us), in order to redeem and restore humankind to the Father (oh, there's the issue of the Godhead-is there one or three?) by being obedient to the death on the cross. Am I not told correctly that Islam rejects the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ? That I believe differently in that He did die on the cross for my sins, was buried, and then arose from the grave for my justification and belief that I am found written in the Book of Life, to be with Jesus Christ eternally, which is my exquisite hope for a better life to come. If you do not like what Paul writes about Jesus Christ, then read the letters of John (I,II, III) and Peter (I, II) and understand what it means to really know Jesus Christ as Savior, and not have to be looking in from the outside. They ate with Him, slept outdoors and prayed with Him; if they are not true witnesses, then there is nothing I can add that will be of further value.

Now, you cut me to the quick by inferring that I am some American neo-conservative, for I am old school and have differed in my opinion about the truth of the new conservatism that plagues America. You will find many in that camp are willing to embrace the 'two-state' solution to the 'Palestinian' situation to achieve some form of false peace in the Middle East. I reject that notion out of hand and am convinced that on that issue alone we will see the fulfillment of the Hebrew Holy Bible and its promises to the Israeli people, and not the Quranically inspired desire of Ahmadinejad to 'wipe Israel off the earth.' I am now convinced that Islam is the power that challenges the mystery of Babylon in the final days. And all one needs to do is read Jeremiah, Daniel and the Revelation (among the other prophets, but they require deeper study in faith)in the context of the words of Jesus Christ, and there you will find the real and significant difference between the Hebrew Holy Bible and the Quran, and why the Quran can never be considered in the same context as the Hebrew Holy Bible.

Remember that when Christians are prompted in praying for the 'Peace of Jerusalem,' there is a rebellion in the world that must be quelled by the King of kings before that peace rests at the foot of His throne.

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