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Reader comment on item: [U.S. Intelligence: ]"Moslem States Represent a Potential Threat to World Peace"
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Submitted by Becka (United States), Jan 24, 2007 at 19:15

I almost become nauseated when people praise Islam as "peaceful" and "tolerant." It is neither. If it were peaceful and tolerant, there would be no forced "conversions," in which the "convert" decides that becoming a Muslim is preferable to death. If it were peaceful, it would grant the right of freedom of religion. Muslims have freedom to practice their beliefs in the United States, but Christians in Muslim nations face persecution on a daily basis. How can you call that tolerant?

Allah may be your god, but he is NOT God. Allah demands that you kill those who will not convert. Allah is pleased by the self-destruction destruction that suicide bombers commit while they murder others who don't follow their beliefs. Even those who die while killing "infidels" have no assurance that Allah will allow them into heaven, they only hope. If you could talk to Saddam Hussein now, he would tell you that he is with Allah, but not in Paradise. I don't say that with any rejoicing. It is pitiful. It is tragic. The worst thing that can happen to us is to die without having trusted Christ as saviour.

The God of Abraham and Isaac sent His Son to die for all of us, and His promises are sure. Anyone who accepts Jesus as their Saviour will spend eternity with Him in the presence of God, His Father. No wondering, no hoping, no fearing that you are not accepted, because it is not our deeds, or our righteousness that grants salvation, but the merciful grace of God, who loves everyone, and wants us all to come in faith to Him. Jesus longs for us all to accept His sacrifice on our behalf.

Ishmael could have had many of the same blessings that Isaac received, if he had chosen to follow the true God. God was merciful to him, and made of him a prince. I am very glad to hear that many Arab people are becoming Christians. I want everyone to decide to trust Christ. Don't let anything keep you from enjoying salvation. Nothing is worth more.

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