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There is No Ambiguity in the Truth of the Holy Bible, Answers Without Belief Cannot Reveal the Truth.

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 7, 2008 at 14:21

Let us review.

Items 1 through 4. This reader has never said Ishmael is not Abraham's son, though under the circumstances of Abraham's faltering belief, Sarah convinces Abraham to try and father a child against the directive of Almighty God. Yet Abraham did, and so Ishmael was born in remonstration of Abraham's and Sarah's momentary unbelief. Isaac on the other hand was born as the son of the promise, that as Abraham and Sarah were beyond normal childbearing years, Isaac was born by the power of the Holy Spirit, as was promised by Almighty God.

Item 5. Never said Moriah was Gomorrah, since it is not.

Item 6. This will never be understood without believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of Almighty God, something the Quranic Prophet never understood either.

Item 7. Yes, according to the Holy Bible, this is the answer.

Item 8. Of your own words, you make out like this reader does not take the whole of the inspired Word of the LORD, but that is not the truth. The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of the LORD and that any tampering of the modern text does not invalidate the truth in inspired writings accepted in the true Canon. If one chooses not to believe, then let it be because of that individual's unbelief, to be borne when the reckoning comes.

Item 9. Taken alone (meaning unbelief in Who Jesus Christ is) and taken out of context, it is very easy to dissect this in contravening argument to the truth. It has been demonstrated by corroborating Scriptures that Jesus Christ in His humanity followed the Words of the Father to the letter, that further in His humanity, obedience to the Word of the LORD was His message to those who would follow in the footsteps of Jesus as a disciple. This would change after the resurrection and ascension, where full equality with the Godhead now calls for worshipping Yeshua HaMashiach as Almighty God (see Isaiah 9:6).

Item 10. Read the Biblical account in the context of a Jewish ceremony being fulfilled in the crucifixion in Jewish circumstances, and not the Romanized rewriting of the history in a replacement of the facts. (Matthew 21 through 27).

Item 11. What about this verse? Does this get asked in genuine inquiry for clarification, or in disparagement, for the rationale of unbelief? Interesting that this is one place that those who translated this passage left a part of the original language for us to contemplate (some have said it is Aramaic-?), but it is not the Koininaea that the rest of the Brit Hadassah was written. Also note that Jesus Christ did not call out to ‘allah! It is His final moment, that Jesus Christ in His humanity and human anguish, where bearing your sin and my sin, He calls out to the Father to quote Hebrew Holy Scriptures (Psalm 22) and to display that for the only moment in eternity, Almighty God the Father turns His face from the human face of His Son, allowing Jesus to feel the desperation and loneliness each of use would have to face were we to pay our own sin debt in unbelief. That is the beauty of it, that Jesus Christ went to the cross to pay for our sins, if and when we believe in Him in faith for forgiveness of our sins, and accept Him into our hearts though His love.

It is your conclusion to not believe in the Holy Bible in order to believe in writings of another that chose not to believe either, namely the Islamic Prophet. To reiterate this reader's position regarding the Holy Bible, from Item 8: "The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of the LORD and that any tampering of the modern text does not invalidate the truth in inspired writings accepted in the true Canon. If one chooses not to believe, then let it be because of that individual's unbelief, to be borne when the reckoning comes."

Your last sentence is self explanatory as to your unbelief, and we cannot add anything to it.
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