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Submitted by Rajesh (India), Dec 31, 2006 at 03:26

In reply to Sohail:

"So Satan would tell Muhammad followers to fast and pray according to the Bible"

Muslims do not fast according to the Bible.

Mathew 6:16: " When you are fasting, do not put on a gloomy look as the hypocrites do; they go about looking unsightly to let people know they are fasting. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward. But when you fast, put scent on your head and wash your face, so that no one will know you are fasting except your Father who sees all that is done in secret; and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you."

Satan also tells us to help others.

Well, Satan is an intelligent being and knows how to attract people. "Come in to my parlor," said the spider to the fly.

Satan also tells us not to draw images of God or create idols and worship them. Now I am thinking to myself what kind of Devil would tell his followers to do that?

A smart devil who is good at imitation and counterfeiting. All that a smart devil needs to do is to replace the idea of the True God with a counterfeit idea of Him and the rest just follows.

Pope John Paul II in his book "Crossing the Threshold of Hope" in the chapter on Mohammad writes "Whoever knows the Old and New Testaments, and then reads the Koran, clearly sees the process by which it completely reduces Divine Revelation. It is impossible not to note the movement away from what God said about Himself, first in the Old Testament through the Prophets, and then finally in the New Testament through His Son. In Islam all the richness of God's self-revelation, which constitutes the heritage of the Old and New Testaments, has definitely been set aside.

Some of the most beautiful names in the human language are given to the God of the Koran, but He is ultimately a God outside of the world, a God who is only Majesty, never Emmanuel, God-with-us. Islam is not a religion of redemption. There is no room for the Cross and the Resurrection. Jesus is mentioned, but only as a prophet who prepares for the last prophet, Muhammad. There is also mention of Mary, His Virgin Mother, but the tragedy of redemption is completely absent. For this reason not only the theology but also the anthropology of Islam is very distant from Christianity."

As Muslims all over the world prepare to celebrate Eid it is "impossible not to note" one glaring discrepancy between the Old Testament and the Koran. The Old Testament teaches us that it was Issac whom Abraham took to offer to God and the Koran tells us that it was Ishmael. The Old Testament existed thousands of years before Mohammad received his supposed heavenly visitor and the Koran. Someone is clearly telling tales here... and I think we all know who it is.

Regards,
Rajesh

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