Christianity

Q.  I have a question reguarding Christianity. Simple question…. what do I have to do to be saved?
A.  Let me first explain that when sin entered a perfect world created by God that the wages of sin, death, had to be paid when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. God used the death of animals to cover the bodies of Adam and Eve.  Because of this, the Bible explains in Romans 3:23 that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”   Years later, the Israelites, while in slavery in Egypt, were told to kill a (perfect) lamb, called the Passover lamb, and put the lamb’s blood on their home’s doorposts so that the death angel would pass over them and only those who obeyed did not loose their firstborn child.   Sin required a sacrifice to pay for the sin wage.  This sacrifice requirement was fulfilled 2,000 years ago when the Perfect Lamb, Jesus Christ, paid for your sins and my sins on the cross. His blood covers our sins so that when God looks at us, He only see us through the blood of Christ and finds us cleansed from our sins if we trust in Christ to save us from our sins.   The Bible tells us in John 3:16 that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”  That’s how much God loves us.  He sent His Son to die for condemned people. As John 3:17-18 tells us that  “for God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”   For a person to come to the saving faith in Jesus Christ, this can be done in some simple steps.   1.  Admit that you are a sinner. Romans 3:23 – “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”   2. Believe in Jesus. (He lived a perfect, sinless life, was crucified for your sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day.)  Jesus conquered death! I Timothy 2:5 – “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.  Hebrews 7:25a – “Therefore, He (Jesus) is able to save… those who come to God through Him.”  John 6:37b – “Jesus said, “The one who comes to Me, I will by no means cast out.”   3. Repent of your sins. Repentance means to be sorry enough to stop sinning. Act 3:19a – “Repent, therefore, and be converted that your sins may be blotted out.”  2 Peter 3:9 – “The Lord is …long suffering towards us, not willing that anyone should perish.  That all should come to repentance.”    4. Confess your sin to Jesus – 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins.”    5. Forsake your sin – which means to give it up, leave it alone.  Proverbs 28:13 – “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”  Psalm 37:27a – “Depart from evil and do good.”   6. Believe on Jesus Christ – Romans 10:9 – “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead you will be saved.”  Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith…it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast.”  Acts 16:31b – “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved..”   7. Receive Jesus Christ into your heart and your life.  John 1:12  – “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God , even to those who believe in His name.”   I do not believe in saying a specific prayer because I do not believe just saying a prayer will save you, but you have to pray from deep in your heart and mean what you pray.  You can pray something like this –   Dear Lord Jesus,   Thank you for dying on the cross to take my sins away. I am sorry for the wrong things I have done. Please come into my heart; live in my heart forever. I am trusting You, and I know that you can make my heart clean.  I take you as my very own Lord and Savior.   In Your name I pray. Amen
Q.  If the world is ruled by Satan, then are all the nations of the world provinces in Satan’s empire? Is Israel an exception? Is the US an exception? Are there any other exceptions?
A.  There is no exception of the kingdoms or governments on earth.  The entire world belongs to Satan.  The world is the kingdom of Satan.  In 2 Corinthians 4:4 the Bible clearly teaches that Satan is the god and the lord of this world. The church, however, does not belong to this world.  The world does not love the church because the church is the kingdom of Jesus.  Jesus will rule with the church forever.
 Q.  Usama, You say you grew up as a Christian. If so, why is your name Usama? Usama is a name traditionally used by Muslims, not Christians.
 A.  There are 28 names for “the Lion” in the Arabic language. Usama is the first name of the 28 names. It is a very strong Arab name that Christians, Jews, and Muslims use. I was named by my family because of a wonderful neighbor who had chosen this name for me. For almost 25 years, I did not understand why God chose such a name for me, but now I know why. It is because someone like you would question my name and ask why. And then the Lord opens a door for me to share Christ with them after sharing the truth about Islam. There are thousands of Americans who have asked me the same question, thinking perhaps I am a Muslim. Now just because of my name they know the truth about Islam and the love of Christ.
 Q.  As I was talking to a sister and she said that Abraham was a pagan before he was called by God. Is this true? I can’t seem to find anything in the bible saying that he was pagan. Please help me understand this.
 A.  Abraham was born in Ur of the Chaldeans, but there is nothing in the Bible that says he worshiped idols.  That is from a Qur’anic teaching. The story in the Qur’an is full of nonsense  – such as Abraham breaking the idols and as a consequence was thrown in the fire, and the long conversation between his father and Abraham did not happen.  When we read the Bible, we see that none of this fabrication is true.
Q.  I have a question regarding Christianity. I prefer to you not to be aggressive because it never helps. Helps only truth. Secondly if Jesus A.S was God or Gods spirit was in him do you think that spirit goes to toilet. Third he was born Miraculously and Adam A.S was created by Allah (GOD) from nothing witch sounds strong ?We have to say that Adam A.S is Greatest GOD? And who is that naked man on the cross. And if you respect the Jesus A.S why do you put picture of naked man as if it is Jesus A.S.We as a Muslims respect not only our beloved prophet S.A.S also all prophets and their followers. We would never put picture of any prophet because of respect. I am not saying naked picture i am saying just picture. I am not scientist i am not scholar i am just a simple man. Who loves not only babies who was born in Muslim family and killing by real terrorists (Terrorist is not less than president) around the world also babies who was born in any religious family.
A.  Thank you for your question. Why do you think I am aggressive? Do you believe that Jesus was aggressive? It is okay to be angry, but not to sin. It’s okay to tell the truth in boldness and not to be a hypocrite.  To be aggressive is not a bad thing. The Bible teaches us to be cold or hot, not lukewarm. I’m glad you believe that the truth helps, and the truth is what I will share with you.  Jesus is God. Not because I believe so, but because the Bible says so. God is everywhere. God is in your kitchen, He is in your bedroom, your living-room, as well as in your bathroom; if you are in your car or on an airplane or even in a rocket shuttle. God is not limited to space or time. Nothing is impossible for God to do. Christianity teaches that Jesus is 100% God as well as 100% man. As man, He was born of flesh; He is the son of Virgin Mary so He came out of Mary in the flesh.  As God, He is the Son of God, and He came out of the Father. Jesus cannot be a good teacher and teach lies. He taught that He is the Beginning and the End, and these are two of Allah s natures in the Qur’an. Jesus created birds from mud; and that makes Him a creator, another nature of Allah in the Qur’an.  Allah told us in the Qur’an that Jesus can tell us the future, and no one can tell us the future except Allah.  Jesus gave life to the dead in the Qur’an, and this is another attribute of Allah in the Qur’an for only Allah can give life. Jesus is named Holy Son in the Qur’an, another name of Allah. There are so many descriptions of Jesus in the Bible as to being a full human, except in one thing  – which is that He never sinned.  He ate and drank as a human, so he went to the toilet as a human, but He also did all the things which are of God as we shared earlier.  Also, Jesus forgives sin in the Bible and only God can forgive sins. Jesus claimed that He is God. You need to read the Bible to understand that. The birth of Jesus is not the beginning of Jesus for even as the Qur’an teaches, Jesus is the Word of God and a spirit from God. God’s Word was never created and neither was His spirit. Why was Jesus birth miraculous? It was because He became flesh. Adam was created from dirt, not by Allah, but by Jesus Himself for the Bible tells us that everything was created by the Word of God and nothing of all that was created could exist without the Word of God from the beginning until the end.  I would like you to read the Bible to know some truth about Jesus. Here is what the Bible says in John 1:1-3. “1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Is Adam a thing? Then he must have been made by the Word of God.  From the previous three verses we can learn that heaven and earth and all that is in them were made by Him, the Word of God. This Word of God, you can read about more in Genesis, Chapter 1, where the six days of creation were created by the Word of God, the same Word of God that we are talking about here. For example, on the first day, God said in verse 3 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”  As you continue to read Genesis 1:6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, and 26, that is all what was created in creation.  God created all things by His spoken Word.  This Word of God is Jesus Christ for the Bible says in John 1:14, “”And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”” That Jesus is the Word of God who became flesh. Jesus was not created by God, but He was the Word of God who became flesh.   I see that you have more respect for Mohammed than for Jesus or any other prophet for you write A S after Jesus and Adam, but you write S A S after Mohammed. Obviously, as you are a Muslim man, I believe you do not know anything about your Mohammed. Later I will share more information about your Mohammed from your Qur’an and your Hadith so that I can prove to you that Mohammed was a very sinful man. You said that Adam was created from nothing, which sounds strong.  I am assuming that you mean better, but that is not true for Adam was created from dirt, but Jesus was not created from dirt. Jesus was not created at all.  Jesus is the Word of God and a Spirit from God, and that is what Mohammed said in the Qur’an.  I believe that you believe that the Word of God and the Spirit of God are stronger than dirt for they are eternal. Therefore, Adam is not greatest god, but Jesus alone.    The naked man on the cross is the Word of God who became flesh. If you know His real name, you will understand why He was on that cross. His name is Joshua in the Hebrew language which means Savior for the Bible said that His name would be called Jesus (Joshua) because He would save His people from their sin. That is exactly what Jesus came to this world to do. He is God who became a man to die on the cross for the sins of man. We read about this in Philippians 2:6-7  (6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:)  The death of Jesus on the cross was a prophecy written over a thousand years before Jesus went to the cross. We read about it in Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22 and many other places throughout the Old Testament.  As a matter of fact, everything that took place in Jesus life on earth was already a prophecy written in the Old Testament. If you are interested, I would love to send to you a full list of the prophecies and their fulfillment.   I have all respect for Jesus.  I do not believe in any picture, naked or not, of Jesus, but I am proud of my Jesus who died naked on the cross for my sins. You do not know Mohammed, as I said earlier, that ‘s why you respect him. If you knew Mohammed, you would not have any respect for such a man. I know that the Qur’an commands you to believe in the prophets and their followers; but you don’t for if you did, you would believe in Jesus and respect Jesus, not the Isa of Mohammed of the Qur’an, the counterfeit Jesus, but the Jesus of the Bible. As born again Christians, we do not have pictures or statues of any prophets, of Jesus or others.  The cross that we have in our churches and our homes is an empty cross for our Savior is raised from the dead, and He is no longer on the cross.  Christianity never taught to kill babies, born or not. That is why I am anti-abortion. Terrorism is not the teaching of the New Testament, but is taught in the verses of Allah in the Qur’an and the command of Mohammed in the Hadith. Read Qur’an 3:151, 8:12, 33:26, 59:2, and there are many more verses in the Qur’an that teach to kill Christians, Jews, and others who do not believe in Mohammed and Islam.
Q.  I have a question regarding Christianity. Where will the human soul after death? 2. Should we pray for forgiveness and well-being of the soul of the deceased? Please include reference verses from the gospels about whether the ground can support or not.
A.  It is written in the Bible in Hebrews 9:27 that “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”  Before people die, if they were saved they will go to heaven where they have eternal life. If they were not saved, they will spend eternity in hell.  As you have seen in this verse, there is no such thing as a second chance.  After death, there is judgment. When we say a person can be saved, we mean saved from the punishment from sin. The punishment of the wages of sin is death as written in Romans 6:23. “The wages of sin is death…” To believe in Jesus and that He died on the cross for our sins, that will give us the forgiveness for our sins; and therefore, we will not die the second death but actually will have eternal life for the scripture says in Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus.   Anyone who accepts Jesus as his or her Lord and Savior will have eternal life in heaven. As written in John 3:16-17: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that  whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”  Anyone who rejected the gift of God, which is eternal life by rejecting Jesus’ substitutional death on his or her behalf, he or she will spend eternity in the lake of fire as it is written in Revelation 20:14-15 which  says :  “And death and hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Q.  I have a question regarding Christianity. Why in Genesis 6:4 God has mentioned animals as clean and unclean, while in the new testament Acts 10:15 God has made it clean. I know that the old testament was commands for the the Jews, but I still find it confusing. Does it means that some foods or animals were unclean then God changed it to be clean?
A.  God created animals, some as clean and some as unclean simply to show a division of His creation. For some of these were clean to be used as sacrifices to bring cleanliness to sinful men and to be a picture to the righteous and pure sacrifice for all mankind, our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. After Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies of the Old Testament  when He died on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day, there is no such a thing as clean and unclean animals for there is no need for animal sacrifice.  The vision in Acts 10 that was given to Peter is not about clean and unclean animals, but is actually about clean and unclean people for before this vision was given to Peter, the Jewish people believed not only that the Gentiles were unclean but even mixed races between the Jews and other nations were unclean as in the case of the Samaritan. The application of this vision to Peter was not that he would be able to eat unclean animals and fish like pigs or shellfish, but that he might go and minister to Cornelius who was a Gentile who  was considered unclean before the vision but clean after hearing the Word of God from Peter, believing in Christ as Lord and Savior, filled with the Holy Spirit.   On the other hand, clean and unclean animals of the Old Testament was also to divide the people of the earth.  Those who are believers in God and who obey His laws by not eating the unclean creatures,  these were called the people of the Jewish faith and were set apart from the rest of the people of the earth beginning with Adam, his son Abel,  Noah, Abraham, King David, and ended with God’s Son, Jesus Christ, the true Lamb of God, who came for His own (Jewish people).  Because His own rejected Him, all those who believe in Him, both Jews and Gentiles, are once again clean because of Christ’s sacrifice.
Q.  I have a question reguarding Christianity.
First you dont make sense when you said that christianity is the right path. well if you were religous as i am in the bible it says that exact same as mozlims. it tells us that you should cover up and wear what the mozlims wear. i am a christian who is instersting in izlam. i think you made fun of yourself. you silly fool! you made fun of your people too. well may god help your mental illnesses. and i bet we christians hate you . your coming to us to what. that arabz can be christian to. well i hope dirty arabs dont become christians… u TERROSITS!!!! BURN IN HELL . WE CHRISTIANS HATE YOU! much hate from michigan and alabama!! ur family will die soon too. well i hope!!! you embarrass us christians.!!!1 shame on you!!!!!
A.  Why do you hate me? What have I said or done that makes you say that you hate me? Be specific. Give me details. Christians are to love one another as Jesus said in John 13:35 – “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
 
The Bible teaches us to dress modestly, not to be covered by a tent as in Islam for that is abuse, not modesty. The Bible teaches us men to love our wives as Christ loves the church, but the Qur’an tells Muslim men to beat their wives.
 
You need to read the Qur’an and learn about Mohammed’s teachings in the hadith before you fall into the cult of Islam. Do you know the most important teaching of Christianity is denied in Islam? This is the deity of Christ and His death and resurrection, and it is rejected in the cult of Islam. 
 
Jesus taught us to love our enemies. He said in Matthew 5:44 “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”  And in Luke 6:27 – “Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.” 
 
Mohammed taught to hate the Christians and Jews as Allah commanded Muslims to kill in the 79 verses in the Qur’an. Look for the verses in which Allah commanded Muslims to engage in war with the people of the book by beheading the infidels (Christians, Jews, and non-Muslims).
Q.  Are you able to quote some verses in the Quran regarding fasting and beating of wife. Brother, is there any verses in Quran about man in Islam can have adultery?

A.  1. Fasting – Muslims have never fasted a day in their lives because according to the Bible fasting is a day starting from sundown to sundown – meaning a 24 hour day. Men do not eat or drink their normal three meals or drink in a day; but in Islam, they just changed the time of their three meals from day time to night time. According to Qur’an 2:187 …seek that which Allah has decreed to you and eat and drink until you can discern a white thread from a black thread at the daybreak. Then fulfill the fast till night, …
 
2. Wife Beating – Men are in charge of women.  Men can beat their women. An explanation of how severe the punishment should be, according to Muslim scholar Ibn Kathir, is a light beating which does not cause broken bones or the shedding of blood.  Allah stated in Qur’an 4:34 —    34Men are in charge of women by what Allah preferred some of them above the others and by what they spend out of their money. So good [women] are obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah has guarded. And of whom you fear rebellion, so preach to them and separate from them in the beds and scourge them.
 
3. Adultery  – When we talk about adultery in the Qur’an, we are talking about the different opinions of Allah because Allah has abrogated himself in his Qur’an about adultery. There are early verses in the Qur’an which teach soft punishment for adultery, but other later verses teach stoning for adultery which is the final decision in the word of Allah. Examples of these differences can be found in verses 4:15 and 24:2.

 

4:15 –And for those who commit indecency (lesbianism or adultery, see Bukhari hadith #4839-4820 ) among your women, so call four witnesses from among you against them. So if they testify, so detain them (women) in their houses until death takes them or Allah makes another way for them.

24:2 –The female fornicator and the male fornicator, so scourge each of them with one hundred stripes, and do not let compassion keep you from carrying out the religion of Allah, if you were believers in Allah and the last day. And let an assembly of the believers witness their torment.
However, the final word of Allah commanded to stone those who commit adultery (honor killing) as written in Qur’an 6:151…”And do not kill the soul which Allah forbids except with a just cause…”  As for what is “a just cause,” Mohammed said in Hadith Saheh Muslim that the blood of a Muslim cannot be shed except in three cases: in the case of murder, adultery, and apostasy.
 
One of the amazing things about adultery in Islam is that the laws of direct verse in which Allah in the Qur’an commands the Muslims to stone the adulterers, but Allah in his wisdom allowed an “O mighty” goat to eat this page as stated by Mohammed’s favorite wife, Aisha.  This is known in Islam as the third type of abrogation in which Allah removed the verse in the Qur’an but still commands Muslim people to practice its teaching.
 
It is good to ask questions, but it is even better for you to dig deeper by reading the Qur’an.

Q.  By the Torah and the Bible: “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him”. That implies for the divine nature of human being, that the human has attributes of God. In Quran all I saw that is written about human nature and creation is that the man is created from water, drop of sperm, clay etc. It seems like in Islam a human being doesn’t have any divine nature and is just an object created by God.

 

Is it correct? Is there any explanation to this? Is there any theological discussion about this?

A.  When we were created in God’s image, that does not mean that we are divine. Here is a commentary by Matthew Henry  in Genesis 1:26-28 about this:  
Man was made last of all the creatures: this was both an honor and a favor to him. Yet man was made the same day that the beasts were; his body was made of the same earth with theirs; and while he is in the body, he inhabits the same earth with them. God forbid that by indulging the body, and the desires of it, we should make ourselves like the beasts that perish! Man was to be a creature different from all that had been hitherto made. Flesh and spirit, heaven and earth, must be put together in him. God said, “Let us make man.” Man, when he was made, was to glorify the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Into that great name we are baptized, for to that great name we owe our being. It is the soul of man that especially bears God’s image. Man was made upright, #Ec 7:29. His understanding saw Divine things clearly and truly; there were no errors or mistakes in his knowledge; his will consented at once, and in all things, to the will of God. His affections were all regular, and he had no bad appetites or passions. His thoughts were easily brought and fixed to the best subjects. Thus holy, thus happy, were our first parents in having the image of God upon them. But how is this image of God upon man defaced! May the Lord renew it upon our souls by his grace! 
Q.  I have heard from different Bible teachers to make friends with people of different beliefs then the true faith in Jeshua the son of G-d and our Savior so we can lead them to the Lord. But when I read 2nd John I am confused since it says not to greet them or eat with them or we enter in their sins. Could you shed light on this for me. I am not sure if I am not understanding these verses correctly. I want to do the right thing by the Lords words. 
A.  In verses 10-11 of 2 John, in this passage according to William McDonald and Nashad Hanna’s interpretation, the writing of John in this command is not his personal opinion, but it is the command of the Holy Spirit to all believers.  These two verses are not talking about some visitors or some neighbors or friends who do not know Christ because we are commanded to love and share the Gospel with them.  These two verses are written specifically for the false teachers, those who deny the deity of Christ and His coming in the flesh, i.e. Jehovah’s Witness, Mormons. Muslims, and false evangelists, and we are not allowed to welcome them in our homes or even to greet them – for in doing so, we betray Christ and disobey the command of the Holy Spirit. For if we welcome them and befriend them as false teachers, we give them the opportunity to influence others to destruction. 
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In his speech on 11 September 1991, President George Bush Sr. referred to the New World Order as “diverse nations [being] drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of 
mankind – peace and security, freedom and the rule of law.” Could it be that he was alluding to shariah when he mentioned “the rule of law?” I may be barking up the wrong tree but that’s what it sounds like to me.
Also, Paul writes in 1 Corinthians:

“Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. “(1 Co 10:1-11)
My personal opinion is that much of the Islamization of the Western world is the result of the corruption in most so-called Christian Churches in America and elsewhere in the world, including my own country, South Africa. To my mind the Islamization of the West is all part of God’s righteous judgments on a “church” that has gone berserk and is following in the footsteps of Israel’s idolatry when she “sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.” (viz. spiritual idolatry which amounts to a misrepresentation of God in ways that are completely at variance with his own revelation of Himself in his Word).
Allow me to present you with a few examples. Imagine John MacArthur, a staunch Calvinist, presenting the Gospel to a Muslim and saying to him. “You know, God only chose certain people (the elect to be saved because He loves them only), and decreed that the rest should be cast into hell because it pleases Him.” The Muslim would probably respond and say to MacArthur. “Wow! There is very little difference between what you believe and what we hold to in Islam. In fact, the Islamic Book of Decrees says, “What Allah has decreed is something that man cannot know and he cannot base his deeds on it or use it as an excuse. It is also not valid for him to object to his Lord by questioning why He has caused someone to be among the doomed [chosen for hell] or the blessed [chosen for heaven]. . . . To sum up: the belief that Allah is the Creator Who has decreed all things and has distinguished those who are blessed [chosen for heaven] from those who are doomed [chosen for hell], does not mean that Allah forces His slaves to obey or disobey. Rather He has given them the ability to choose and free will, which is what they act upon, and for which they will be brought to account. Your Lord does not wrong His slaves.”
Next example: Brian Houston of the mega Church, Hillsong, says on video that the Christians and the Muslims serve and worship the same God.You are probably familiar with the vast number of false teachers in America who are leading millions astray. Please read this article (We did not include his article) I wrote some time ago to give you an idea how much Christian terrorism has poisoned the minds of Americans and Christians throughout the world.

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President Bush was aiming to unify the world, as most liberals do, not realizing that while the world is being united, Muslims are getting stronger and gaining power. It will be the Muslims who will be the ones who rule the world with Sharia, Islamic law.

As for the second part of your question, I would like to say that I am in total agreement with you, but I am not. Yes, the judgment of God on the “wicked church” is true simply because they are not the Church at all. They may pretend to be. I believe God will use the Muslims to discipline the West, who claim to be Christians, but they are not.

We do not judge Christianity by what those who claim to be Christians say or do. We judge Christianity by the teaching of the Word of God in the pages of the New Testament. Likewise, we do not judge Islam by what those who call themselves Muslims say or do. We judge Islam by the teaching of the Qur’an (Allah’s word) and the hadith (Mohammed’s sayings).

Q. Does the Christianity that you are familiar with always charge money for books, tracts, videos, etc? Why… when the ratio to Islam to Bible-believing Christianity is so huge. I have been studying the issues including Arab subject since 1912. God bless you.
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I cannot answer for other ministries, but our ministry is a faith-based ministry. We do not charge any fees to speak, but we do accept contributions. Without these contributions and the donations for our books and DVD’s, we would not be able to pay for the cost of traveling and the rent for some speaking venues. Also, we pay for the printing of our books and the production of our DVD’s. We could not pay the printer or the DVD manufactures if we did not receive donations for our materials. 

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, which took over four years for me to translate from Arabic to English, could not have been done without the help of volunteers. However, it is not cheap to print books. I could not afford to print and then give away the Qur’an for free.

Why do you question Christians for receiving payment for the time and work they invest and the costs that are incurred to produce books or DVD’s? If this was a movie star or a rock singer or a mystery writer, would you question them for receiving payment for their work? They don’t do it for free, so why should Christian ministries do their ministries for nothing? If this were the case, there would be no more ministries. Does your pastor get paid? How long would he be able to eat or have a roof over his head if his church did not pay him? Therefore, shouldn’t those who serve in Christian ministries also eat and have a place to live and be able to pay their bills?

Muslims have lots of money to do their propaganda because we buy their oil and pay them a percentage when we use a credit card that is a part of Sharia financing, which involves most major credit card companies now. If I was receiving this kind of money from Christians as the Muslims receive, I would not need donations for books and DVD’s to do our ministry either.

My “type” of Christianity comes directly from the Bible and states: “The laborer is worthy of his wages.” (I Timothy 5:18) Therefore, all Christians who work in serving the Lord should receive their salary. Where do you think their salary comes from? Their pay comes from different sources of donations. 

By the way, I have not received a personal salary for the last three years. Perhaps your donation would help to pay for my salary.

Q.  “How does Abraham tie into the Muslim faith?” I know Quran 2:132 talks about it a little, but I need to know more.
A.  Abraham does not have any ties whatsoever with islam. Which I do not call a faith but a barbaric savage cult. Muslims believe that they are the descendants of Ishmael the first born son of Abraham from his concumbine haggar. this is not true either. For the 12 sons of Ishmael have nothing to do with Arabs, but they are know throughout the scripture to be the Ismaelities who lived between from havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt as you go toward Assyria (Genesis 25:18). No ties between the 12 sons of Ishmael and the names of the Arabs cities but on the other hand Arabs are the descendants of Keturah who is the wife of Abraham whom he married after the death of his wife Sarah. He had 6 sons with her and ten grandchildren…you can read their names in Genesis 25:2-4. We can tie these names to many Arab cities and the Scripture clearly states that they life eastward unto the easy country (Saudia Arabia peninsula). That is what is written in Genesis 25:6. You can read more about that in my new book “Exposing the Truth About Islam 
the Revelation of Error
” which is available as an ebook.
Q.  Question about Matthew 12:26. 
If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?  Will the civil war among the Muslim nations end in their destruction?  Interesting thought.
A.  Matthew 12:46 was about Jesus answering the Jews who claimed that Jesus cast out demons by the power of demons. That is why Jesus explained to them that if He casts out demons by the power of demons then the kingdom of Satan will not stand. On the other hand, the ultimate goal of Satan is to kill , to destroy, and to steal. That is why we always see Satan kill those whom he possesses, and it is always victory for Satan when he brings destruction to Muslims who kill other Muslims. For this causes Muslims to retaliate against those who kill them as stated in Quran 2:178. 
Qur’an 2:178: O you who have believed, retaliation is decreed on you for the murdered, the free man for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female…
Perhaps Satan knows that if Muslims do not kill other Muslims maybe some of them will believe in Christ, and that is when he looses these souls from his kingdom.
Q.  
 
1. Islam defenders said that Mutawaffika in Surah 3:55 is not “Cause you to die” but there are meanings for them. Can you refute this?

2.  Islam defenders use these verses to say that there is cotradictions in the bible – 1 Timothy 6:16 vs 1 Kings 8:12
 
3. Acts 9:7 vs Acts 26:14
 
Acts 9:7 – The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; 
they heard the sound
 but did not see anyone.
 
Acts 22:9 – 
he men with me saw the light, but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.
A.  
  1. The word Mutawaffikadoes mean “Cause you to die,” and in this verse, Surah 3:55, it is written in the present tense. If Muslims will use deception to deceive themselves to hell, then let them do it, but for us Christian Arabs, we speak the truth.

As for Qur’an 5:117: “I did not tell them except what you had commanded me, ‘That serve Allah, my lord and your lord,’ and I was a witness among them as long as I was with them. So when you caused me to die, you were the watcher over them, and you are the witness of all thing,” the word tawafytane is used in this verse in the past tense which means Jesus did die.

  1. Islam defenders need to understand Islam before they can defend it because Islam, according to the teaching of the Qur’an, is very clear that the Bible is the perfect word of God and cannot be changed and has no contradictions. We advise you to get our DVD, “Has the Bible Been Corrupted?” So if these Muslims know Islam, they should never attack the Bible as having contradictions for this is an insult to Allah and his word (the Bible) as Muslims believe that Allah is God. There is no contradiction between these two verses, 1 Timothy 6:16 and 1 Kings 8:12. God will dwell in the light, and God is light. Also, God appeared in a dark cloud as we see every time He appeared in the tabernacle or the Temple of Solomon. As a matter of fact, there is no place God does not exist.

 

  1. This account of Saul is written in three chapters in the book of Acts – in Chapters 9, 22, and 26. In Acts 9:7 the conversation was about the men hearing the voice which means simply “arrive to their ears.” 

As for Acts 22, Paul is writing about their understanding the words. Yes, they heard the words, but they did not understand them. It is like what is written in the book of John in 12: 28-29 when Jesus prayed to the Father: 28 “Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.”  But the people who were standing next to Jesus had different understanding of the words of God the Father as we read in verse 29: “The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.” So they obviously heard the words of God but did not understand it. That is exactly what happened when Paul saw the light. 

As for the third place, Paul mentioned in Chapter 26 where he was sharing with King Agrippa to defend himself from the accusation of the Jews and to invite King Agrippa to accept the Christian faith. So he summarized what he had experienced on his way to Damascus. He did not give the details concerning his companions, those who were traveling with him, about hearing the voice of Jesus speaking to Him. Therefore, there are no contradictions in the book of Acts in Chapters 9, 22, and 26.