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Response to Sohail

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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Oct 15, 2006 at 20:53

Welcome Sohail! I hope that we can grow in understanding in each other's perspective. I will address each point that you have stated.

1. Muhammad is a prophet and his mention in your own Bible.

1. I can agree that Muhammad is a prophet. However, I do not believe that he was a prophet of the same God as Judaism and Christianity. If he was a prophet then he would not say things contrary to the Biblical teachings. Thus, Muhammad is either a false teacher or a prophet for a different God.

" 3If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions " (1 Timothy 6:3).

However, if you say that Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible, I will be eager to hear his references with verses added of course. Although it will be difficult to validate since Muhammad's teachings are contrary to the Bible.

2. The Quran does not command muslims to kill non-muslims.

2. "Strike off their [infidel's] heads. Strike off their finger-tips! … because they defied God and his Apostle [Muhammad]." (Sura 8:12-13)

"Make war on them [infidels] until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme." (Sura 2:193)

"Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you." (Sura 9:123)

"When the sacred months [Ramadan] are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them; besiege them; and lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent [convert to Islam] and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way." (Sura 9:5)

These verses sound violent. Perhaps you can elaborate on this point.

However, the Bible says:

"for all who draw the sword will die by the sword" (Matthew 26:52)

3. Christianity is a pagan religion.

3. Please, expand on this topic. How can Christianity be pagan if Judaism is not pagan. If Christianity is pagan then Islam is also pagan.

4. Jesus is not God.

4. Please don't make simple statements like that. Add reasoning please. Jesus said that he was the Son of God. God said that he was the Son of God.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)

Jesus is undoubtedly the Word. In the beginning was Jesus, Jesus was with God, and Jesus is God.

5. You need to see your doctor.

"24At this point Festus interrupted Paul's defense. "You are out of your mind, Paul!" he shouted. "Your great learning is driving you insane."

25"I am not insane, most excellent Festus," Paul replied. "What I am saying is true and reasonable. " Acts 26:24-25 (Emphasis added)

May the Lord Jesus Christ Bless You All

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