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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: CHALLENGE part 3, WHO IS GOD! the problem of translation in Middle Eastern religious thoughts

Submitted by Bruwer (New Zealand), Feb 21, 2006 at 00:57

I have well noted your reply. I am very aware of the debate surrounding the author of Hebrews. However, my point remains unchallenged. Even if you question the authority and inspiration of the book of Hebrews, which the church fathers have not, my position is still unchallenged. Jesus is God.

I proved this with a more explicit example in Colossians 2:8. Again out of the same book, we read this: "For in him (Jesus) all the fullness of God was pleased to dwel" in Colossians 1:19).

It is true that we willingly try any other possible explanation, even denying the very text God has preserved for us, to escape the claims of Christ. Should this be any surprise to us? Not at all, we have it declared in the Scriptures that this is the human condition (Romans 3:10-12 "...as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one."

Dear reader, I know the claim that Jesus Christ is the God who rules over all and will come in power again one day, is a claim that the unbelieving mind hates. I also know that God is infinitely powerful and can overcome that hatred you have towards Him in an instant.

To deny Christ as God, is to deny God Himself. This is offensive to God. It is sin. Please, I plead with you, do not harden your heart against the Almighty God. Treasure Him as your saviour instead. Love Him and Him alone.

Turn from your sin and trust in the Lord Jesus. It is written: "...if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved (Romans 10:9-10).

Again it is written: Mark 1:15 - "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."

I hope this has helped. I appreciate your feedback.


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