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With clarity and more words

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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), May 22, 2007 at 10:50

The difference between what a Christian dies for, and what a Muslim dies for can be characterized as the difference between the two. The Christian faith tradition has a lot to it that is viewed as impossible, or improbable, by the Muslim. For instance, God is both immanent and transcendent. For the Muslim, God is only transcendent. Which leads to something else - Muslims can only rely on the teachings attributed to Muhammed, the Mosque, and other Muslims.

Put another way, there is utter and total rejection of Muslims for this, which is found at the beginning of Orthodox Liturgies: O heavenly king, the comforter, the spirit of truth, who are everywhere and fillest all things, treasury of blessings and giver of life, come and abide in us and cleanse us from all impurity, and save our souls, Oh good one. Because, Susan, remember one of the ways Yeshua 'nzaret is referred to is, the way, the truth and the light. Orthodox Christian theology teaches that Yeshua is the journey and the destination. Each of us are created in the image and likeness of God, and it is the role of each of us to become whom God created us to be.

With such a momentous task before us, it is comforting to know that God is there with each who want to be the person that he wants us to be, rather than throwing the rule book at us, and saying, "Figure it out for yourselves", because different conclusions have been arrived at when reading the verses of scriptures. It is another way to show that light provides not only heat (which the brigands who follow in the footsteps of what stormed out of Arabia only deal in), but also light so that people can travel through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil. have I made this clearer than mud?

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