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Submitted by Joe (United States), Mar 13, 2006 at 17:12

What distortions are found within the Bible (and the Torah) according to Muslims?

Where was Christ at "variance" with Allah?

Why, if Christ was at "variance" and judged by Allah, is he the apocalyptic judge instead of some good Muslim or even sinless individual?

Christ washed away the original sin of Adam and Eve. Previously to Christ, sin was the punishment for Death. Christ conquered this original sin through his blood sacrifice, allowing us to repent and receive everlasting life. This is the difference between the She'ol of Judaism, and the pre-Fall Eden of Christianity. Christ washed this original sin allowing for us to live, not forbidding us from sinning again.

What about the Divinity of Jesus? Many groups do not believe in it, including: Jews, Muslims, Unitarians, etc. What then is the difference between Jews and Muslims, if the only distortion within Christianity is this divinity?

Muhummad is not the only later purported prophet. What about the Mormons? What about the Quakers who speak based on God's revelation to them?

If Muslims believe in all the Holy Books, why are they not allowed in Saudi Arabia and other countries? Why is Christianity and its books and thinkers discouraged in the birth-place of Islam? Why are Christians treated as second class in the middle east, while Muslims in the Christian west are treated equally? Why is this apartheid legal in the Qur'an, but the infidels allow equal treatment?

Muhummad insisted on many distortions within the other books, changed the rules of temporal life (in Medina), and brought about a new book. Either this was all useless, or there was indeed something wrong with the other books. Muhummad did not intend only to reaffirm, he aimed to create. But what exactly did he add? The Das Man and functionality of Islam, its slavish obedience lacking true love (for God does not need it), and its many contradictions and exceptions (especially for Muhummad himself).

Christianity does not justify sinful behavior. It discourages it like anything else. Perhaps some Protestant sects do not believe penance is necessary, but most Christians do believe it is necessary. The idea is, if you obtain the grace of God, then your good works will manifest themselves outwardly. Throughout Christianity the idea is the same. Sinners will not make it (sinners because they chose to sin or did not recieve grace). Similarly, those who do good works simply to get into heaven will not make it, for this selfishness is also a sin.
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