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Muslim Vs Muslim?

Reader comment on item: Islamists in the Courtroom
in response to reader comment: Dont misinterpret what the koran is saying..

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 13, 2007 at 19:40

I do not normally desire to engage in the musings found here that are between two individuals having a directed discussion of their own beliefs. However, going back to an earlier part of their dialogue, my eye caught and was stuck on one part of the exchange that characterized Christianity as taking something from Judaism and trying to redirect it.

Such is not the case.

However so much that Judaism and Christianity are inextricably interwoven, one does not reform the other. The faith of Judaism in its pure form (the Tanach - minus the Talmud, Mishna, etc.) establishes the basis from which Christianity becomes the completion of faith. Jesus Christ, born into a Jewish family, was sent by the Father of believers and Creator of all to be the Redeemer, whose death, burial and resurrection completed the reconciliation necessary for each sinner (and that means all except Jesus Christ, who is sinless), to believe and face Almighty God in His mercy and love, and to enter eternity with Almighty God, available to all, (including Muslims) wanting a difference in their faith and who believe and have salvation in the name of Jesus Christ.

One may not desire to believe in the true Gospel, but at least get it right.

Now, as there seems to be the idea that someone in the American military who is Muslim may have identity issues when going to fight other Muslims, Muslims are already killing one another right now over there. In the eyes of some those doing the killing, they say it is all for the greater glory of their faith.

Death is abhorrent to all who have any sense of compassion for another human being. Each faith has a general recognition of that. But in war, these things become blurred for some, not really understanding the purpose of killing another human in combat, only that when one is ordered to do so, compliance is required.

The same controversy occurs in Christianity, whether killing someone of the Muslim faith, or any other human of any other faith. Some will point to the Holy Bible and say the killing found in those pages are used by Christians to justify deaths caused by Christians.

The answer is found in the context, that if read under the influence of the Holy Spirit and discerned in the light of the truth contained there, the explanation can be found as to whether or not there is justification for the death of another. Every one who causes the death of another will have to face Almighty God and give an account for judgment. The eternal consequences will be determined then.

All this being said to take this to a more compelling situation, that is the deaths of thousands in the Middle East, mostly Muslims, for the sake of pressing an ideological point. The confusion that becomes apparent is found not in the killing of American and other national soldiers, but of the killing of other Muslims and the destruction of Muslim holy places. Somebody please explain that, because in the basic tenets of True Christianity, not false Christianity, such atrocities very rarely have a rational reason to explain them.

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