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Discovering Why Numbers are Not Cause For Belief

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Nov 3, 2011 at 19:07

Previously we read: "Let us agree that there is no God but one and we worship Him alone [and we do not associate any partner with Him (sic) not even Jesus (al-Maseeh).] If you do that then there is no difference between us."

In the realm of ecumenicalism, more pointedly proffered by the Roman Catholic communion for quite some time, this might be a statement of a religiously human brokered consensus. It is, however, antithetical on the grounds of the tenets you have determined to adhere to; and it does not fit the true interpretation of the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, no matter how it is you and your myriad predecessors try to redefine them. There IS a difference; and it cannot be ignored.

You, and others before you and since, have put together arguments that are found compelling from the humanly logical perspective, quite thoroughly embedded in the dictated writings of the Islamic Prophet. For centuries, the continued development and interpretation of the Quran springs from and formulates its basis on one very central theme-denial of the person of Yeshua HaMashiach. This is not singular to Islam; followers of the Jewish Orthodox belief had done the same for nearly six hundred years prior to the arrival of the Islamic Prophet; and now there is the apostasy in the 'Christianesque' ranks as well, having been developed in the United States for a very long time from influences internally and around the world.

Again, previously we read: "Any one reads and understands the Quran, his thinking is elevated to a higher level of thinking; Thinking the way God want(s) us to think." If we try to dismiss that in other places, we are told the Quran cannot be fully appreciated except in its original verses (Arabic), which in and of itself make the previous statement difficult to employ, especially when one considers the syntax/grammatical dichotomies between Arabic and, for the sake of this discussion, the King's English.

Be that as it may, while one might suppose there needs to be elevated thinking in the realm of Quranic studies and understanding, there is no similar statement to be made regarding the elevated realm of thought in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures. Why might this be so? The Holy Bible does not reveal the compete truth of Almighty God to any; faith is required to get access to the elevated thinking of Almighty God. Thus the approach to who Yeshua HaMashiach is must be through faith-there is no other recourse.

IN this, those of us who hold to the WORD of the LORD for our resource in spiritual things take our belief that 'there is nothing new under the Sun' quite to heart. Today, one can get on an airplane to Tel Aviv, get public transport to a little remembered place northwest of masjid al-Aksa and view the location where the Chief Rulers of the Jewish population had the Romans put Yeshua HaMashiach on a cross, where He fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah and died for my sins and the sins of many. He did it out of the love of Almighty God for the world.

Now, about the person you desire to deny the existence of: Yeshua HaMashiach as the Son of Almighty God. The denial of Yeshua as the Son of Almighty God was foretold in Hebrew prophecy, of a process that was started in the sacrifices of the Jewish people in their first and second temples. The basis of denial comes from the Adversary's intense hatred for the things of Almighty God; and he hates Yeshua HaMashiach most of all. IN the resultant situation, once Yeshua HaMashiach was risen from the dead, the Adversary began to work on the followers of Yeshua from then until now. That means as much as Yeshua loves me, the Adversary hates me. So, I'll trust Yeshua for the spiritual things; and for the things of this lifetime until He calls for me into eternity.

No one else has made that promise; no one else can. So, I'll take my ride with Yeshua in this life and try to share His love: but my time is running short, especially after more than thirty five years. The world's time is running short, even more so, for nearly two thousand years.


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