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Muslims are Subject to All Natural Human Traits - All Imperfect - All Needing Salvation

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 16, 2011 at 13:56

Irrespective of a particular religion's basis of its belief system, the main issue is in the inability to deal with the innate nature of humanity, that of the imperfect status of every human born of a natural father and mother. In the Christian perspective, it is sin. It came from the beginning of humanity. All religions are subject to it; all natural born humans are subject to it. Humanity in this imperfect temporary realm is also subject to the realm of the natural tendencies found in nature, the only distinctive of humans from the animals at large being the special creation in all of the world, which is purposefully only described in the Hebrew Holy Bible in a way that explains the inhumanity we see today and of which we can read of in the variant histories of mankind. With very few exceptions, it is not a picture of beauty, but of an abuse of the beauty that once was the covering of this world, since lost to the millennia. The first murder was not the first sin; the first sin was the disobedience to the Creator. This disobedience commenced in the heavens, the Adversary seeking his own prominence and was condemned to harass the earth on his way to perdition.

Sin dissolved the original relationship to the Creator by the influence of the Adversary, forcing the beginning of humanity to be removed from the very thing the Creator desired from that part of His creation, the fellowship with the being created in His image. Man in his disobedience now had no way to please the Creator. In that vein, the first murder being disobedience to the Creator, it is a process that continues today because mankind continues in this rebellion that started from the beginning. Further, while trying to regain good graces with the Creator, religion was developed to provide a method of works to ingratiate the worshipper to the Creator. It does not work, for in the imperfection, there cannot be perfection. All religions, ALL religions, which try to use any human means to ingratiate one to the Creator, fail. In imperfective humanity, one cannot achieve a relationship to Nanak as a Sikh, to Buddha as Buddhist, to 'alah as Muslim, or to the Eternal Almighty without a relationship with Yeshua HaMashiach.

In that vein, we see the struggle within the Middle East region as a battle of ideologies, of which religion is going to be found as the best answer for the respective adherents. In the contemporary circumstances, we see how Islam has resurged to the forefront in trying to regain its once former status as a world recognized power, something which has left its ideologies from time past in the wake of the newer modern focus to dominate all religious activities. It is in this vein we saw bin Laden strive for his concept of the cause. In that bin Laden chose force to bring his version of being Muslim and he has many others of the Muslim following seeking the same course, the question is posed: if the world seeks peace, how will it ever get that peace if the forces of the bin Laden nature will always need force to keep that religion alive. Even in nations practicing Islam as the basis of the culture, force is always present. Now in the Western Christian culture, it cannot be denied that force to ensure obedience to the rule of law is necessary, but only to the extent that those living within the structure of that society submit to that rule. In America, that rule of law was originally Biblically based.

Since the defiance of that premise was initialized in the 1960's by the judicial system, the rule of law is now more humanist in its nature; as such it does not hold to the full Biblical principles that were once honored and the consequences are seen. So it is seen that the clash of these two dominant religious cultures, Christianity and Islam, found a place of resonance in the attempted and finished destruction of the World Trade Center. September 11, 2001 became the new symbolic emblem of the struggle between the Western and Islamic influences in the world scene, and bin Laden began the process of highlighting his hatred for the things of the West of which he got his taste from battling the Soviets. But in taking on America as his focus for his hatred, he took on something more that he eventually found out was greater than he could handle. America did not emerge immediately on the world scene; nor will it disappear with the loss of a few buildings. Bin Laden managed to force some changes, but in his isolation, he failed to recognize that his form of religious drive is ages old and unfortunately could not overcome an ideology he did not understand. And this is a lesson the world is evidently failing to understand as well.

True Christianity does not conform to the world standard, principally and fundamentally due to its unique relationship with its Savior, Yeshua HaMashiach. Bin Laden failed to grasp this as well in his alternative following of the teachings of the Islamic Prophet. As long as anyone fails to develop a faith relationship with Yeshua HaMashiach, there will be no understanding. This failure to understand is now seen fomenting in the attempts of retaliation for the death of bin Laden. This is unfortunate for Islam; indeed unfortunate for the rest of the world as it now tries again to take on the impossible task of frustrating the promises made to the nation of Israel by her Almighty Eternal Sovereign. Try as any might, the world will bring about its own destruction in the process of the desire to diminish, then eliminate, Israel as a false means to obtain world peace. May 1948 was a watershed moment in world history, something that the world likely never thought could happen in two thousand years, let alone in the lifetime of this generation. Israel was made the proof of its historical implications on what the future brings; and any effort to make that null and void is going to bring destruction upon those who make the attempt. Osama bin Laden hated Israel. Instead of seeking the Almighty Eternal Sovereign to understand why, he took his hatred out on America in pursuing the cause of his religion. To use mere religion to understand the kind of hatred bin Laden and those who think like him embrace will never bring understanding: only seeking the Almighty Eternal Sovereign through faith in Yeshua HaMashiach is necessary to understand why. That is the basis of salvation that escapes religion. Otherwise, mere religion will only follow the methodology of humanist thinking and will never realize the true path to peace until it is too late.

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