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Distinction Made Between Quran and Holy Bible - Mocking Not Required

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 16, 2013 at 15:39

The adage; repeat a mistruth often enough and many will begin to believe it. Since there has been a consistent effort to insert the Islamic Prophet into Biblical parlance for who knows how long (though it cannot be any longer than the first dictations of the Quran), quite a few people continue to make that same assertion without validation from true Biblical sources. Why indeed would they try, unless it is understood they know that the Almighty Eternal Sovereign, the Holy One of Israel, never had any requirement to reveal a different 'gospel' than that spoken of by Yeshua HaMashiach, the last of the Old Testament prophets. Any claim to take away that title from Yeshua is counterfeit on the face of it.

Why, indeed, should a true believer in Yeshua HaMashiach seek to refute the claim that the words dictated in the Quran are as compelling for salvation when the Quran itself repudiates the personage of the Savior and the message of His love, grace mercy and redemption from our sins? The answer is that the Islamic Prophet did NOT believe in Yeshua for his salvation or he would have repented of his sins like all who are called by the Name of Christ. Therefore, there is the distinction is made between believers in Jesus Christ and followers of the Islamic Prophet because the Islamic Prophet makes that distinction not to believe in Jesus Christ.

One does not need to believe in Islam to know that it exists in contradiction to the Holy Bible: the confusion comes from thinking that there is (from a neutral perspective, not a Muslim's perspective) some sort of parity between the two. Such parity does not exist, for two reasons. Islam will not allow it and Christianity requires faith not available in Islam to believe in Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior.

Thus, a full follower of Islam MUST think the Islamic Prophet is the greatest of all because they do not have the truth of Christ in their heart, that part of having Jesus as Savior the single most defining difference through the Holy Spirit. The Islamic Prophet does not promise to save in the Quran; but belief in Jesus Christ through faith in His sacrificial death on the cross (actual place just northwest of the Temple Mount) does provide the means for salvation and His resurrection is the justification for believing in eternal life.

So, for the Muslim, it is a free choice for some to follow the Islamic Prophet and his Quran; and yet there is a forced requirement for others under shari'a observances: but where is the love of forcing belief under duress?

In the better alternative, believers in Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, are made free in accepting faith in Him and His love according to His WORD, a freedom not to be found in all of any other religious writings. That is what needs expressing: Christ's love for freedom from religion instead of mocking Islam's Prophet because he does not make the same offer.

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