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Reader comment on item: If I Forget Thee: Does Jerusalem Really Matter to Islam?
in response to reader comment: all non sense by a non sense mind

Submitted by joe (United States), Oct 1, 2007 at 12:43

One thing I have yet to hear anyone mention from a historical p.o.v is that that the land of Israel in it's totality was given as an inheritance to Abraham by God Himself. Abraham was concerned that when he died he would not have any heir to give his posessions to. Because of that, he listened to Sarah and had a child by Hagar, Sarah's slave. God reminded Abraham that He would bless him with a child of his own from his own body implying that Sarah would also be able to bear children as well.

All of that is to say that when you look at the principle of inheritance, Abraham is the bloodline ancestor of Jacob, later named Israel. He,Israel, was the father of twelve sons who eventually grew to become the whole nation of the country we call Israel. Out of them there was one brother, Joseph who was the ancester of David who we all know as the most popular king of Israel. We also know that Jesus is called the Son of David because he is directly connected to the royal bloodline through Mary his mother.

All of this is to say that Mohammed has no connection to Israel at all as it pertains to the inheritance God promised Abraham because he is illegetimate from a legal standpoint. God did promise to make a nation of Ishmael, but not one that included Jerusalem because that city belongs to Israel.

Mohammed appeared what, some 100 years after Jesus died? So then if this new religion Islam was introduced by Mohammed, how then can Jesus be a practitioner of it (Islam) when he Himself was a Jew?

It makes no sense that Muslims would hold to such a belief that Israel is so important to them when the historicak evidence ( assuming that theological context can be used legally) clearly shows Israel to originate with and belong to the Jews.


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