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I'm not surprised

Reader comment on item: Walid Shoebat: "Palestinian turns from radical Muslim to true Zionist"
in response to reader comment: The truth? what truth? who's qualified to say this is it?

Submitted by Joshua (United States), Feb 21, 2007 at 23:41

That you believe that someone could not understand the fullness of the Koran if they do not speak Arabic, but I'll tell you what happened to me recently.

While reading a copy of my Aunt's Koran in English, I came across a few lines that she underlined. Sadly, I believe she was reading it to find something she was looking for rather than absorbing it's true meaning and context ( A very frustrating thing that also happens when those who read the Bible read it in the wrong spirit.) What she underlined was the words "die lest you also be Muslims" I have great respect for my Aunt, but what she was looking for was a proof that Muslims believe you must become Muslim or die. When taken in context the line was being spoken by Jacob to his sons, exhorting them to be Muslim before they die; simply put.

I understand that you think that I, an english speaking American couldn't understand that book to it's fullest; I will submit to you that when I committed myself to reading that book, which I haven't completely finished, I did not ask God to show me why Muslims are wrong, or go into it with a conceited spirit but respectfully and honestly, looking for what it is about the Koran that has attracted so many poeple. In that thought, I firmly believe that God can and will reveal to me through his holy spirit the concepts of the Koran and maintain it's integrity.

All that being said, I can't help but shake my head at it's very lawful nature, and those who live by the law will be judged by the law. How many sins do you have to commit to deserve God's harsh punishment of eternal seperation?

If your answer was "one", you are correct. Now tell me, what can man do for the benefit of God that he should forgive a lawbreaker?

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