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Mosaic Laws are not teachings of the New Testament

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in response to reader comment: No Mike, open your eyes to the bible and torah

Submitted by Mike Ramirez (United States), Jun 15, 2013 at 02:11

fifi, the Mosaic laws that you cited from the Tanakh are common knowledge for their content of exacting violent punishments against unruly family members, criminals and transgressors of God's laws. Those Judaic teachings are also cited in the Talmud. Ironically, that is the ideology and commandments that Muhammad incorporated into Islam. This is evident by the violent actions of Islam that continue into the present day and will continue until the end of days.

The reason is because Muhammad chose to use Old Testament laws to wield power and control over his enemies and apostate Muslims instead of accepting the peaceful ways of the New Testament teachings that Christ proclaimed. Thus, instead of "Putting away the sword" as the New Testament Jesus commanded, Muhammad advanced Islam by way of the sword. Instead of loving and forgiving your neighbor as the New Testament Jesus commanded, Muhammad taught hatred, vengeance and violence against those who would not accept him as "the last and final prophet" and who rejected Islam as the "true religion".

The four main forms of capital punishment that Islam metes out today are: Decapitation, Stoning, Strangulation and Burning. Those are the same ones of the Mosaic Laws. Instead of having compassion and extending forgiveness of an adulteress as Jesus did, Muhammad commanded that such person should be stoned to death. That continues to be another Mosaic Law that Sharia Law commands to be carried out in this present day. Now, before you bring up the action of the "Crusades" please remember that they were Rome's defensive response and counter-measure against the rise of Islam during that period of history. They were sanctioned by papal decree to regain Rome's power in the world but they would not have been sanctioned by the teachings of the New Testament. Again, The Crusades and Inquisitions did much like what Islam is doing; giving the choice to convert or be killed. Those were not the New Testament ways that were taught by Jesus.

During the Inquisitions, Orthodox Jews, Messianic Jews, Muslims, and anyone who would not accept papal authority were persecuted and/or killed outright. Such is what caused the turmoil in Ireland and it still continues between the predominantly political Catholic factions versus the predominantly political Protestant factions. The point is that True Peace and Harmony requires 100% cooperation but most of the world finds it difficult to abide by the two simple rules that Jesus said would bring that about: Love God and Love your Neighbor. Muhammad proclaimed that his prophethood superseded all others and - although Muslims claim to "revere" Isa (Jesus) - Muhammad instead chose to adopt the Mosaic teachings of the Bible that you cited rather than choose to follow the New Testament (New Covenant) teachings of Jesus in the Bible. Those are the teachings we should open our eyes to.

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