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Christianity is Moral

Reader comment on item: A Christian Boom
in response to reader comment: A true religion should help change the morals of the people.

Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Oct 7, 2006 at 01:01

Yes, Christianity is growing in non white areas faster than in white areas, but what the author of this "feel good" article failed to state was how is this new religion changing the lives of the people. In the areas with the fastest growing rates of Christianity you will find that they also have the highest rates of crime, aids, instability, immorality than in the Muslim parts of the country. Lets look at Africa. Clearly the parts of Africa with the highest crime, aids, and immorality is in the predominately Christian parts. So what good is it to proclaim Jesus, but your life is of Satan. Why not be Muslim where you can get the "true Jesus" as a servant of Allah and improve your life? The majority of the nonwhites that are converting to Christianity are doing it because they feel that it would make it easier for them to emigrate to the rich white Christian nations (United States, Europe, Australia, Canada). The true faith in God is seen by how the people improve their lives.

You seem to misinterpret the situation in Africa (and other places). We both see an immoral area, with some Christians there. You see it as the place is immoral because there are Christians. However, in reality, the Christians are there because the people there are immoral and poverty-stricken and they are in despair. The Christians are there to try to lead them out of their despair. But what is Islam doing? AFAIK, nothing. Instead, I see churches burned, innocents killed, and nothing that will ease the despair. Of course, there are also areas where Christians are not living up to their Christian ideals, do I consider them disciples of Christ? No. They may be believers, but not disciples.

The true Jesus is God. Is Islam, Jesus is just another prophet. In other words, he is only human. The lives of Christians are improved through relying on God, while Islam requires the followers to rely on works. Tell me, where in the Qu'ran does it state that Allah is love? What does the Qu'ran say is the greatest act of love? Has Allah shown this?

You keep giving ridiculous interpretations of events. Bush is leading a Crusade is foolish since that retaliation after the US was attacked. Hitler being a Christian is utterly nonsense. And you name corrupt popes (without the names) which I don't even consider to be Christian (Cathlocism isn't the same as entirely Christianity).

If Islam is so great in improving lives, why is there so much force and death being involved? The Bible clearly says that the believer has to rely on the Holy Spirit to improve his or her morality. If the person chooses to resist the Holy Spirit, God will not force him or her.

May God Bless You All

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