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Difference between "christian" and "Christ-Like"

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in response to reader comment: Christianity is more "fundamentalist" and "evil" than Islam

Submitted by Maurice Rogers (Saint Vincent And The Grenadines), Aug 18, 2006 at 15:53

I can understand when the actions of a 'christian' are taken to represent the teaching of "Christ."
However, just a brief look a Jesus' teachings should reveal that any person who commits evil is NOT a follower of Christ. Let's not look at the people, but what are the TEACHINGS.

Islam calls itself 'Peace,' but the Koran teaches 'Holy Wars,'

Jesus DEMONSTRATES peace.
He says, "...Put your sword back into its place, for all those who take the sword will die by the sword."
[Matthew 26:52

"...I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven."
[Matthew 5:44]

Jesus tells us that we must love even those who do not love us. He PROMISES us that GOD will avenge his people who are mistreated, we are NOT to avenge ourselves.

"Repay no one evil for evil... If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.

Don't seek revenge yourselves... For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord."

Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink..."

Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
[Romans 12:17-21]

A TRUE Child of God is filled with the Love of God, and he can love his enemies.

This PROVES Jesus IS 'the Way, the Truth and the Life.'

How many other gods intervene on behalf ot their people. If you have to kill for your god, then he is powerless.
If you your god requires you to hate, then your god is hateful.

If Islam is the way of 'Peace' then all muslims should FIRST condemn the violence of THEMSELVES, before pointing their fingers, then they must condemn the VIOLENT TEACHINGS of the Koran.

Finally, Jesus will accept any person, whether Muslim or otherwise. You just call upon His name and ask him to put His spirit of Love in you.
Then you'll be able to TRULY 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'

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