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"Why should anyone become a Muslim Muhammad? what's the deal with Allah?"

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Submitted by Lactantius Jr. (United Kingdom), Jan 11, 2007 at 17:29

To Muhammad

Christianity doesn't believe in 2 or 3 God's either Muhammad, it believes in only One God, Who ‘went public' just over 2,000 years ago, by paying us a visit as the Lord Jesus Christ, unmistakably demonstrating His identity, by doing what only God Himself does, forgiving sins being one very clear pointer to His true identity.

Christians cannot forgive sins Muhammad, sin being a massive problem caused by offending against God Himself, and only the offended ‘person' can forgive someone else, so we agree that only God Himself can forgive sin. All Christians can do, is to forgive one another for any wrong done them by another, which they readily do, pressing the sinner to seek God's forgiveness, which He promises will be given to those who seek His forgiveness, it being paid for by what Christ Jesus did on the Cross, when He paid the penalty for all who will accept His substitutionary death on their behalf.

If the Jews of Jesus' day knew anything at all about sin Muhammad, they knew it was an expensive business, with an endless annual cycle of thousands of animals and birds being sacrified, the fact that it had to be done over and over again every year, showed that such animal sacrifices could never do the job once and for all, but when John the Baptiser saw Christ Jesus walking along the banks of the river Jordan, he said "Look there's the lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world." John 1:29 nicely describing Jesus' job-description, the Bible also recording Jesus' mission, "Here's a trustworthy saying, worthy of everyone's belief, Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." 1 Timothy 1:15

In His public ministry, Christ Jesus was publicly condemned for forgiving sins, it being considered blasphemous by the listening teachers of the Jewish law, who had the Romans crucify Him for what they regarded as His blasphemy, but Praise God, after His crucifixion, He didn't stay dead, because death couldn't handle Him and the grave couldn't hold Him. He's alive now and for evermore, ready to forgive everybody who comes to Him asking for forgiveness, and who want the fullness of life now that only He can give, leading to eternal life with Him.

That's the deal done by the God of the Bible Muhammad, and it's a done deal. Guaranteed. No ifs, no buts, no maybe's, no might be's, no possibly's. Guaranteed, by the God Who's ‘done death to death,' by dying and raising from the dead to everlasting life. You're not worth it, you don't deserve it, and you can't earn it, but do you want it Muhammad? and do please tell me what the deal is with the Qur'anic Allah, what's on offer?

With kind regards and best wishes

Lactantius Jr.

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