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Submitted by Amira (Canada), Dec 29, 2005 at 16:51

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==Many parts of Christian theology directly contradict what Jesus said and taught. He said that we are still under the Law and that not one jot or tittle shall pass from it until all is fulfilled. Yet Paul preaches that we are under grace and that the Law has been replaced by a new covenant initiated by the sacrifice of Jesus. Thus essential elements of the law such as the avoidance of pork and observance of the Sabbath (on the proper day) are basically ignored. ==

Fulfilled means that Jesus fulfilled predictions of thousands of years of prophesies, it doesn't mean that the laws of the Jews like not eating pork or sacred Sabath applies to Christianity. Paul did NOT contradict what Jesus preached, Jesus answered the Pharises that Sabath was created for man and not man created for Sabath, it meant that laws in Christianity other than the 10 commandmnets and other than what was specifically determined by Jesus interpretation of the 10 commandmnets in addition to marriage, divorce etc. are not what govern Christians. There is NO contradiction between Jesus teachings, the bibles and Paul's mesaage
Christianity is all about spiritual relationship with GOD and love and peace with man kind. It doesn't have laws with regards to what people should eat, drink, or when to wash and how to wash themselves. This is all in Islam which is a religion that lacks the concept of unconditional love and always direct muslims to be like robots.

==Many, many Christians have come to feel that this is wrong and that Paul was also wrong to argue that the Law could essentially be abandoned. ==

You are absolutely wrong, Paul didn't say that law should be abandoned. I explained this in the previous statement. If you are Christian then I would say that you know nothing about your religion and I will not be surprised that Christians like you is an easy target.

==The church, generally, does not allow room for these debates and doubts, particularly within the evangelical Christian community. Of course, new converts to Islam will quickly find that there is often not much room for discussion of core Islamic principles in their new community either. ==

I was raised as Catholic and my comments and questions were and are always welcome in my church, I didn't have one single experience that my debates were dismissed or my questions were not answered.

==Converts tend to have a moderating effect more than anything and they are usually more interested in observing the rules and rituals of their adopted religion than in taking revenge on the community that they have left.==

Are you a convert to Islam? If so then you are not a real muslim, I have read the Quran and was raised in a muslim country, so if you say this then you are lacking a very important concept of Islam called "Ummah" Muslims first loyalty to their Ummah of Islam, charity is focused on their muslims brothers and sisters. Hate of non muslims is very clear in Quran. I don't want to repeat zillions of comments about this I hope that you will read for youself

GOD bless you
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