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The Koran And Religion

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Submitted by Dr. Paul Anderson (United States), Jan 31, 2007 at 07:30

As I reflected back on some of Joshua's comments concerning the Quran, the thought of defining it as a " religion ", was brought to mind.

Religion is often thought of as: service and worship of God. Webster defines it as, an organized system of faith and worship. In the context of the Holy Scriptures, the term(s) religion or the religious is directly associated with the Pharisees and the Old Testament Law, and not the teachings of Christ nor His Apostles. In a study of Comparative Religion , the various religious sects intergrate a portion of the Scriptures ( usually the Old Test. Law ) with the philosophical beliefs of a specific individual. As a result, no single religion doctrinally agrees with another.

All of these religious founders, even Mohammed, have died and are burried. The teachings of Christ as recorded in the Holy Scriptures is the living word ( or Logos ), which brings life and not death to the hearer that places his/her trust in Christ. Jesus said: John 14:6 " Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me. For Jesus is alive through the ressurection from the dead, and with the father on high. For this verse in John says it all, I am WAY, TRUTH and LIFE....and no man comes to the father ie God, without going through Christ. It couldn't be more simple than that, and yet mankind adds all sorts of works or good deeds that just aren't there. Ephesians 2:8 - 9 For by grace are ye save through faith and not of yourselves, it is a gift of God lest any man boast. All religion = dead works, nothing more or nothing less.......

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