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Those Who will be Saved Will Be Saved - But Faith in the Truth is Required.

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 2, 2008 at 16:28

In the continuing exchange of whether Islam is truly a religion that would benefit the world, or an ideological and philosophical set writings of an individual, et sequiter, who would not accept the teachings of the Christianity of the times, because during his lifetime, some had entered into Christianity without faith and corrupted it beyond the recognition of the truly faithful. In that form, Romanized Christianity could not and would not succeed in attracting new people any more than any other religion. Thus is the world made ready for Islam, even if only for a short period of time, speaking in epochal terms. It can be safely said that Islam was and is there for those who choose to reject the truth of Christ Jesus in their lives.

So back then, Islam burst forth in a time of religious confusion and made headway with little to stop it, since the truly faithful disciples of Christ were drowned out by the strength of the Roman Church's teachings of their form of Christianity. Thus the battle of beliefs, projected and countered, fighting over the minds of believers and infidels, raged and rages still. Islam cannot stop, for it is filled with ideas of destiny, and fury of the convictions that they cannot stop until all the world is filled with Muslims and their conquests, in lands and peoples. Their time to do so, though, is now very short. They must continue in their fury as their leader(s) lead them to do while they can.

Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, made no such requirements of the disciples to conquer the world for Him, only to win the hearts of the faithful for eternity by a witness of His love for mankind, and the sacrifice He made on the cross to redeem a fallen people.

When prompted with the question about eternal life, we read in John 3:5) "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6) That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." Continuing, Jesus tells why,

16) "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

As it has been written elsewhere in this forum, Islam is a Religion of nature, and we know by observation of nature, natural things are temporal. To go beyond natural things, there must be an acknowledgment that mankind in his natural state cannot go beyond the natural limits. It requires a spiritual event for a man woman or child to achieve spirituality that fulfills a destiny prepared for those who will believe as Jesus Christ has spoken. There is no such admonition to be found in the writings of the Islamic Prophet, for he rejected the teaching of Jesus Christ and replace them with his version in the Quran.

The Holy Bible tells us that faith in the Spirit is required and believing in Jesus Christ who provided the propitiation for our sins before we can expect our names to be written in the Book of Life and be prepared for when He calls for us. The difference in our state as being Christians from what our condition was before can be, that living naturally in these mortal bodies will never get us into eternal life with Jesus Christ. It is written further in the Gospel of John, 6:62) ‘It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I (Jesus speaking )speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.'

This was radical to many who heard these words, causing some to fall away, so Jesus questioned those who remained whether or not they would still follow; from there we continue in John 6 to read, 68) ‘Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69) And we believe and are sure that You are that Christ, the Son of the living God.'

Now, even those who are not followers of Islam, and many who claim to be atheistic or agnostic will shy away from these words, and that is a matter of choice. It was discussed elsewhere in a different page of this forum that free choice is available in most places that allow for liberty and freedom in their society, and out of that free choice one can choose to believe in faith in Jesus Christ, or reject Him. That will not be denied, with the proviso that there are consequences. So in that vein, many will reject the Holy Scriptures identifying Jesus Christ as the Anointed One of Israel, HaMashiach ben David, the King of kings who will be returning to rule in Jerusalem.

Now we know that Islam is expecting the appearance of their al-Madhi, and we know further that such a one can be expected: and from what we see in the world today, we can only expect possibly soon; but when we are not sure. When that one does appear, it will be over the destiny of Jerusalem. When that happens, then the calendar of the return of the Anointed One of Israel can begin. At that point, we can only offer this admonition, in Psalm 2, before it is too late and no one will be able to make that free choice anymore:

Psalm 2:6) Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7) I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, You (Yeshua HaMashiach) are my Son; this day have I begotten thee. …..22) Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Nothing more need be said except to read the Holy Bible and take its WORD to your heart in faith. Nothing in Islam or in the Quran can take its place, nor would one who has Jesus in their heart would want to. Believe in the LORD Jesus Christ and be saved.
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