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Islam Does Not Replace Christianity: There is No Synthesis for its Reformation

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in response to reader comment: Positive signs that are not positive

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 10, 2013 at 13:35

As much as it might seem antithetical from this reader's evangelical messianic world view, the Guardian of Deen's perspective that challenges a 'modernization' of Islam for assimilation into a more 'civilized' global community should be cause to watch for a more cautious approach of the calamity that is about ready to absorb whole societies for the lack of understanding what is really at stake. Folks, it is NOT just about oriental mores versus occidental mores trying to resolve divergent intrinsic values; there are deeper issues that are involved and the base nature of the human condition is going to prevent any rational reconciliation. Plain and simple, people that do not want to get along with others are not going to get along with others.

Human nature has been in constant conflict from the very beginning and importation of religious concepts was introduced by certain 'moral' reflections of certain ancients who, contradictory to true revelation, may have had a 'revelation' of their own that we should get along together under certain moral rules. The problem with that was, and is, humanity was determined to forget how it all started. People have been trying to bury their problems in a quest for finding (insert all desires here and choose) that which would fulfill the 'dream.' Should there be a compromise in reaching that dream? In the alternative, the Almighty Eternal Sovereign and His WORD in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures has a different take on that and His way will not be dismissed.

The gist of Dr. Pipes contention is that there is a possibility of compromise between Islam independent of Shari'a and any other world view and there is not. Islam is designed to work best in Shari'a conditions and anything lesser to that is really not considered true Islam. It is why, as the best example, Islam as practiced in its fundamental form is inconsistent with true Christianity, the supposed base of western mores. It is also why discipleship in the true precepts of Christ, if not embraced as it was originally ordained by its true founder and which is as antithetical to Islam as it can get, makes synthesis as impossible as it can get unless Christianity continues to be compromised, which it has been for nearly two thousand years. That compromise has a sunset date; if you will, a termination clause.

Islam is not yet two thousand years into its own history, much as many might try to make it so. It gets its start in the failing of the mainstream Christianity of that time to remain true to its original message; that if the proponents of those claiming to be Christians had continued in preaching a true Gospel, then the Islamic Prophet's alternative religious message might not have gained so much ground. But here is Biblical truth: Islam provided the methodology to chastise the Christians who defected from the faith, but for only a predetermined period of time. Christianity and Islam were never meant to get along and the timing of things seen today indicate that a final showdown is likely imminent. The original message does finally get through to some. There will be no synthesizing.

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