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Reader comment on item: Is Allah God?
in response to reader comment: Reply to Uday: Galileo and the Inquisition

Submitted by Cristina (Canada), Dec 6, 2005 at 13:49

Hi Uday,

I have not been on this site for awhile and I just read your letter. No Offense taken, here is my response........

You said....
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

This is exactly the point where Hinduism and Christianity differ. Leave aside Idol Worshipping, which are instruments to reach the One God; Hinduism does not believe that the path to God is through only one instrument.

The bible teaches that Jesus is the only way to Salvation...many, many verses throughout the Word of God state just that...

You said....

I personally find it odd why one would need only Jesus to reach God. Why should God block all other ways to reach Him? In doing so is He not exhibiting the characteristics similar to Allah depicted in the Koran, the characteristics of narrow mindedness?
Think logically. The almighty God should have left all possible ways open to reach Him. As the Vedas say "like many streams that converge in a river and many rivers unto the sea, so can different good practices reach the Almighty"

Who are we to tell God "He should have left all possible ways open to reach Him." We all deserve hell, but though the Grace He has shown, not all will go to hell. We need to put out faith in what Jesus (God in the Flesh) did on the cross, so that we find the a path the Christ. (God) God has a plan and what ever His plan is, He is sovereign.....
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 11:36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

You said.....By attributing Jesus as the only medium, don't you think that we create what is called in Electrical engineering ‘A single point of failure'? What if Jesus turns out to be a disappointment? All those who had followed him so far would never have reached God.

I think one can reach God in many possible ways. Worshipping idols is one of these ways. The point I am making here is that by believing that Jesus is the only medium to reach God, we behave just like Muslims. One only has to replace Jesus with Mohammed and you have a similar Koranic Surah ready for you!!!

Worshipping idols is not biblical at all. There shall be no other Gods before you. We are to only worship God.

"Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name. Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land." Deuteronomy 6:13-14

To me Jesus will never become a failure. he is perfect, He is God so i know He will never fail me or any of His children. See that is the differents between you and I Uday. I believe Jesus is God you do not. I will say it again and will never deny it because denying it is denying God. Jesus is the only way to salavation......Uday, I pray that you come to the savig knowledge of Jesus Christ. Put you faith in Him today, ask Him to show why He is the only way. Today is the day of salvation, who knows what the next minute will bring....

Acts 4:12 "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Acts 10:43 "To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins."

Acts 15:10-11 10 "Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?11 "But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they."

Matthew 1:21 "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."

John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

And many, many more verses....

Take care uday,

Sincerly Cristina

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