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Obama's Fallen Nature from Birth, Muslim or Not, Needs a Reconciliation of His Heart with Christ.

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 27, 2008 at 18:58

Of the many things that separate Christianity from Islam, here is one that should be observed as central to the differences that are the causes of the strife between the variant Christian and Islamic cultures. We are told in the response by our fellow reader from the United Kingdom that "According to Islam, man is not born in 'original sin'." Then it goes on to explain why, but there is not an ancillary explanation as to when man goes astray, or why according to many who support the terrorist Islamic ideology, any rational reason that provides a re-uniting path of deadly consent to the purported will of allah by causing the deaths of innocents.

To the contrary, Christianity, correctly portrayed, tells of humankind, from the very beginning, falling easy prey to sin, thereby to losing personal fellowship with Almighty God. Hence the expulsion from the garden, and the beginning of a long and bitter path seeking the forgiving nature of Almighty God, only, given mankind's propensities to sinning, humankind was not doing the seeking. And by the way, the original sin was not man's, but the Adversary's as he attempt to usurp the throne of Heaven.

Central to all of this is the main reason for mankind's failure to be ‘human', pride. It is the pride of the Adversary that seeks the death and destruction of the greatest component of Almighty God's creation, mankind. How can it not be so when we read from the Holy Scriptures of the Hebrew Bible that man was crated in the image of Almighty God. That does not make him God, but it makes man a target. And if a frontal assault from the Adversary does not get it done, then in the use of pride, mankind is put to struggles within its own ranks by differing ideologies, starting with the tower in the land of Ur (Iraq), then on to the religious wars that followed, decimating whole populations.

There is a solution to this, by recognizing the fallen nature of all mankind and by seeking out the forgiveness offered by the Savior, Anointed One of Israel, Yeshua HaMashiach, accepting His death on the cross of Golgotha near Jerusalem and believing that He has arisen from the grave, soon to return and complete the revelation given in the Word of the LORD.

Now it is a given that not all will accept this as a solution, seeing that Islam was begun to counter the Judeo-Christian influences of ancient history. Really, we are seeing that very thing today as mankind propels itself to its own destructive destiny. Why does it do so? It is because after all is said and done, contrary to the Islamic perception, humanity is fallen in nature, and only the Divine intervention of the Eternal Sovereign of Israel is going to salvage anything from the mess mankind is destined to cause for itself.

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