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Influences of Truth Vs Influences of Unbelief - A Question Still to be Answered

Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?
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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 28, 2008 at 12:06

We have come quite far from the orignal premise of the question posed regarding the religious proclivities of the presidential hopeful Barack Obama. And yet, to understand the concern of the affect Islam might have on his perception of how to lead America, maybe the foray into the ideological differences of the Middle Eastern mindset versus the Occidental is still as pertinent as ever.

If we are to presume there is truth in the ideology debate here, then the truth contained in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures cannot be dismissed so casually as it was by the Prophet of Islam. We know from writings of the Quran that the Person of Jesus Christ was known by the people of the time. But in the Quran we read and learn that Muslims were to dismiss the truth of Jesus Christ, and to replace it with the ideas of unbelief found in the Muslim writings.

The Hebrew Holy Scriptures are as relevant today as ever as we see its truth working in the world today, in the lives of new believers, and in the unraveling of the mysteries surrounding Israel in these tumultuous times. Only in unbelief does one perceive a world that can achieve peace by using Israel as a tool of bargaining in the attempts to divide or replace Israel.

We have been awash in the attempts of persuasion that Islam is some kind of passive religious pursuit that wants nothing else than to have a whole world submit to its teachings, but they have yet to demonstrate why it is they cannot completely overtake the world except to allow the extremists of their likeminded brotherhood to terrorize an unconvinced world of their ‘peaceful' intentions.

The truth of Jesus Christ, who paid the sin debt of the faithful by His death on the cross and justified the believer by rising again to ascend into His rightful place in heaven, is that the peace He provides is not the peace promised to the world by the ideologies of Islam, or by any other religious or secular attempts. If the world chases the question of peace, whose peace does the world seek?

Since Islam does not recognize the legitimacy of Jesus Christ in His true capacity, so then Islam cannot represent the truth when it falls upon the world in judgment. Only in a saving personal relationship with Jesus Christ can one completely have access to the truth of Who He truly is, and to begin to understand how the events of the world are following what the Hebrew Holy Scriptures have foretold.

One will never learn this from the Quran, for in unbelief, the Quran was written to be critical of the previously written Hebrew Holy Scriptures. In unbelief, the Quran was written to with the idea to replace the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, in the final analysis, the Quran will never be able to replace the Hebrew Holy Scriptures because the truth in Jesus Christ as found in the Holy Bible is still more powerful and knowledge of that is the true basis for peace for anyone who believes.

Now, as the quest for the American presidency continues into the last summer before the elections, the question is still open about the posture of Barack Obama, and if he still holds any empathy for the different elements of his upbringing and his current personal influences. The implications of his associations with domestic terrorists, Islamic associations and the associations with the church pastured by the now controversial Dr. Wright are all enough to cause some significant concerns, and yet the presidential hopeful does not seem willing to address those concerns except to acknowledge they are there but that is not what he wants to talk about.

Yet now is when they need to be talked about, for it would be extremely difficult to elaborate on any of this were he to become president. Then all of this would become academic because as president they can be categorically dismissed by the power of the office just as they want (just as Clinton did and what the second Clinton will do), and that is exactly what he and his supporters want.

We see by the testimony of the previous reader how much Islam affects his life. How much influence will Islam have on Barack Obama if he were to become president is dependent on how personal Barack Obama is with Jesus Christ and how that affects his life. Mr Farrakhan will not answer that, nor does Dr. Wright answer that question, so it remains for Mr. Obama to provide his testimony on that, before the elections.

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