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Servant of Christ

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Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Oct 18, 2006 at 12:17

In this comment I will talk about three of the points that I made to you:

The Quran doesn't command Muslims to kill non-Muslims:

Sura 8 is talking about the Battle of Badr, Sura 9 was revealed around the time of the Battle of Hunayn and the Battle of Tabouk. Why didn't you quote 2:190-193 it would have explained about the killing?

The Quran also says this:

"Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy handhold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things. Quran 2.256

Again and again will those who disbelieve, wish that they had bowed (to God's will) in Islam. Leave them alone, to enjoy (the good things of this life) and to please themselves: let (false) hope amuse them: soon will knowledge (undeceive them). Quran 15:2-3

However the Bible says this:

(Deuteronomy 13: 12-17): If you hear of a city where another god is worshiped, then destroy everyone in the city and burn it down:

12 If you hear it said about one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you to live in 13 that wicked men have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods you have not known), 14 then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you, 15 you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. Destroy it completely, [a] both its people and its livestock. 16 Gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. It is to remain a ruin forever, never to be rebuilt.

And Jesus says this:

27But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me." Luke 19:27.

Christianity is a pagan religion:

Similarities between the events in Jesus life and Krishna:

Yeshua and Krishna were called both a God and the Son of God.

Both were sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man.

Both were called Savior, and the second person of the Trinity.

His adoptive human father was a carpenter.

A spirit or ghost was their actual father.

Krishna and Jesus were of royal descent.

Both were visited at birth by wise men and shepherds, guided by a star.

Angels in both cases issued a warning that the local dictator planned to kill the baby and had issued a decree for his assassination.

The parents fled. Mary and Joseph stayed in Muturea; Krishna's parents stayed in Mathura

Both Yeshua and Krishna withdrew to the wilderness as adults, and fasted.

Jesus was called "the lion of the tribe of Judah." Krishna was called "the lion of the tribe of Saki."

Both claimed: "I am the Resurrection."

Both referred to themselves having existed before their birth on earth

Both were "without sin."

Both were god-men: being considered both human and divine.

Both performed many miracles, including the healing of disease. One of the first miracles that both performed was to make a leper whole. Each cured "all manner of diseases."

Both selected disciples to spread his teachings

Both were meek, and merciful. Both were criticized for associating with sinners.

Both celebrated a last supper. Both forgave his enemies.

Both descended into Hell, and were resurrected. Many people witnessed their ascensions into heaven.

Krishna lived at least three centuries before Christ.

Jesus is not God:

29"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one Mark 12:29

Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me. John 7:16 16

I hope you have learned something.

Sohail

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