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Similarity of religions

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Submitted by Marie Roth (South Africa), Jan 26, 2013 at 16:06

The Moslems tell a story of Ibrahim and Christians tell the story of Abraham. The Christian story says Abraham was told by God to take his son Isaac and sacrifice him on the alter.

The Moslems tell that Ibrahim was told by the devil masquerading as God to take his son by his handmaiden and sacrifice him .

Christians tell that Ahbraham was obedient and traveled with Isaac who was precious to him to the altar and had tied him when God appeared to him and stopped him providing a scapegoat in the form of a kid to be sacrificed in Isaacs stead.

The Moslems tell that when Ibrahim arrived at the altar the Arch Angel Gabriel appeared and stoned the devil who was masquerading as God.

Jews and Christians believe that this was the first covenant of God with his people and that it is the promise of the Messiah. This story has depth and resonates on so many philosophical levels Abraham had been promised that through Isaac he would be the father of nations which he believed so through his obedience he demonstrates his faith in the goodness of God, He is the epitome of obedience. He becomes a pattern for Jews and Christians alke. The promise of a Messiah is graphic and his purpose in the world also.

Moslems have sucked the pith out of this and this is supposed to be similar or what level. The Moslem version is only to demonstrate the Ibrahim was prepared to sacrifice his first born because he was tricked by the devil and had no love for him thus jews are perfidious and foolish. This aberration is enacted every year at the completion of the Haj.

Where is the similarity?

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