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Freedom of Choice - Believing in The Son of Almighty God When Nothing Else Makes Sense

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 16, 2012 at 19:11

"The problem is that you are getting it wrong…….," a statement of an opinion that has yet to have any validated corroborated evidence; "this is your problem not mine…….;" I have no problem with my faith: I serve Yeshua HaMashiach and my belief and corroborating faith in Him has served me well.

You claim over 100% surety of your beliefs and I have just as much, nay more; since I have a source of corroboration you deny because of something taught to you in your youth. What was taught to me in my youth regarding Christianity I had to release and replace with the truth about Yeshua HaMashiach.

My belief is not 100% assured because of anything I could prove, but what was proved to me through my faith in Yeshua (Jesus Christ).

Who told you that the Holy Quran is the divine word of God? How was it proven? How does it deal with the existence of a reborn Israel when in all of history since the Roman invasion of the Holy Land said Judaism is a dead religion since the emergence of Christianity?

You deny Jesus because the Prophet of Islam said he did not believe the so-called Christian message of His time. The problem for him was that the message of the salvation of the Gospel was not corrupted, but its believers of that time were corrupted in their understanding, a Biblical invective of witness against their apostasy. They denied Christ because they did not have Him in their hearts.

Visions are another thing; of a personal sort that have personal meaning. Without the spiritual mechanism of discernment, it is a hard thing to make what is personal a message of any sort to another without validating corroboration. I do not deny you your visions; merely that they do not have special significance in my discernment of such things in the same way they might to you.

In another exchange, you asked me: what makes me so sure? I answered there; I will amplify here.

To start, when I was taught originally taught Bible, those who taught it did not understand its power; therefore they could not impute to me its ability to reach into the soul and search out the questions of eternity. It was as empty as the people of the time of the Islamic Prophet.

When Christ found my empty heart, the question was put: do you want Christ to fill it? I said yes; thus beginning a journey that will carry me into eternity along with all those who will open their hearts to Christ.

If one were to ask me for tangible proof, I reply; is there not a place called Nazareth, or places like Bethlehem, Judaea, and Jerusalem? Are we not able to travel to places told of by people who do not quote the Bible, but the places the Bible speaks of are there just the same?

The Temple Mount, the Fortress Antonia, the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, do they not exist at this time as they did in the time of Yeshua's first appearance? These are not necessarily proofs required for belief, but exist as validation of the witness.

Then there is Golgotha, the place of the cross, still there as imposing now as it once was. It will eventually be destroyed; but its significance is not of its existence, but of what it represents.

Now, IF Yeshua were mere mortal, how is it then you say He and the Islamic Prophet are in collaboration if the Quran does not recognize His immortality that is necessary for His divinity? Further, how is it that if salvation is a process of remittance of death to pay the sin debt of each and every one of us, where is it written that the Islamic Prophet is required to make that sacrifice before a Holy and Righteous Almighty God? Without the payment of death, there is no human righteousness that can stand before a Holy God.

You deny that Christ has done any of the things a believer in Jesus has as our means to salvation; yet you offer nothing that deals with the guilty conscience. You deny that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; yet you cannot recognize Him without having faith in Him for you have closed your heart to His righteousness.

The Quran, by your own admission, and those of like minded thinking, does not offer hope of love of Almighty God in eternity by submitting to the love of Almighty God; Islam requires submission by threats as presented by its adherents. Jesus Christ, on the other hand, does offer the love of Almighty God.

Those contradictions cannot be reconciled; therefore reading the Quran is counterproductive to having the peace of mind that knowledge of Jesus Christ brings; thus changing away from what Jesus Christ says is true is not a viable alternative as so many, even non-Muslims, would have any to believe.

I was raised a nominal 'christian child' and had I not found Jesus, I would be still searching for what I never knew. But now I know and have no need to search for anything else but more life in Jesus Christ. That is the reward of the freedom of choice that Almighty God gives to those who believe in His Son.

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