Category Archives: Salvation

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اسلام فلبيني قبل وفاته بيوم

صديقي بالعمل أصيب بسرطان وقبيل وفاتة تم دعوته للاسلام فأسلم وغير اسمه من ريكار إلى عبدالله وكان ذلك على ومن اليوم التالي دخل بغيبوبة فمات، فرحمه الله رحمة واسعه

An amazing video showing a filipino man who were in his last days suffering from cancer accepting the true religion of God deenul Islam.

May Allah accepts his soul.

Mercy of God by human sacrifice?

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In the Book of Romans Paul of Tarsus sets down one of the cornerstones of his theology : no man can be justified by works , only through faith is the justification of grace.

In other words Paul is saying that that only faith and not works can count for righteousness.

This Christian doctrine is similar to Salvation in Islam that is purely by the Grace of God Almighty – while deeds are merely an indication of the reception of His Grace.

وَاللَّهُ خَلَقَكُمْ وَمَا تَعْمَلُونَ

It is God who created you and all your actions (37:96)

وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ

And he who relies entirely upon God will find Him fulfilling (65:3)

The big difference is however: Islam teach a believer can attain paradise by the mercy of God without ‘god’ having to require a human sacrifice!

Refuting Missionary on absurd plan salvation

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Ken Temple the internet missionary who has been stalking Muslim blogs and is preying to save Muslim soul to (“his vesion of”) christ yet again made an attempt to defend his position on the salvation.

http://bloggingtheology.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/the-quran/#comment-6414

“We have already answered Paul Williams and others on the question of Jesus dying
and His natures – anyone can understand that if a person has two natures, and
Jesus has 2 natures; and that God cannot die, then it was the human body that
died and the human soul and invisible Deity was separated from the body at
Jesus’ death; and His Divine Power of an Indestructible life (Hebrews 7:16-17,
in agreement with 1 Timothy 6:15-16) that raised Himself back up from the dead.
(John 2:19-22; 10:18)”

His argument is not only illogical, but inconsistent with the incarnation theory that God become man (God Forbid!).

This version of Ken’s god incarnate was each person independent to each natures thus the God incarnation failed to manifest into real human.

If this implies TWO natures of Jesus there was never a real union between god and man in Jesus. The one still was ever decaying . Another was omniscient. The one is immortal, while another one did die. So Jesus was still human and God is still God.

This is theological mess.

Ins Islam, God is unique whether it is in “person” or in “nature” or whatever attribute we want to define. He is the ONLY ONE of his kind. Other so-called mand-god, are never in the same genre as God. There is not such a thing as God-head or God-kind like mankind. The word, God, can only refer uniquely to whose identity is God.

Ken squirmed on the fact  he has been refuted by br. Paul Williams..

“I don’t see the point in continually to beat that argument out. We have explained what the Bible and Christianity teaches. You just refuse to accept it. The reasons that you refuse to understand and believe is explained by Jesus in  John 8:34-58.”

No, unlike your absurd worldview,  I believe muslim like br. Paul Bilal Williams like many other reverts  found liberty in Islam from the absud theory that the world’s sin was redeemed through the death of God .

Islam teach that the purpose of life for people is to undergo a test, immediately after prophet Adam. A constant battle not be tempted to satan’s desire to make people to sin, and to do good. فَاسْتَبِقُوا الْخَيْرَاتِ “hasten towards all that is good” Q 2:148

In Islam we do not believe that Adam would fall, and thereby be damned; and thus God selected only a few to be saved like in Calvinism.

God in Islam is all-powerful, and HE had included the entire human family to be saved since we are ALL born sinless and gave them the free will to choose between good and evil.

We don’t believe in the fallacious vicarious atonement as a substitute for sinners — an innocent person was made to suffer for those alleged to bad things in life.

Islam contend that the object of Jesus life in particular and all prophet’s God in general was to reconcile man toward God, not God to man or God become man.

  • “Every man shall die for his own sin”
  • “To punish the just is not good,”

Thanks God for Islam..

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Which Way America: The Bible or the Qur’an? Bro Khalil Meek vs Jay Smith

Is the Bible truly God’s Word ?

From where Muhammad (pbuh) got his revelations? and Who wrote the Bible ?

Did Muhammad (pbuh) author the Qur’an?

Was the Bible corrupted as Muslims claim?

Representing the Muslim perspective was Brother Khalil Meek; Bro Meek is a former Christian and revert to Islam, a co-founder of the Muslim Legal Fund of America and current Executive Director. Khalil was raised in Texas and graduated from Richland High School in Richland Hills, Texas, in 1983. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1989 with a degree in Investment Finance.

His professional career spans 18 years in the freight transportation logistics and flooring industries. He is the past owner and CEO of Mecca Logistics (1996 – 2000), past Vice President of ROC Transport, Inc. (2000 – 2007) and past General Manager of All American Flooring. He also served as the President of the Islamic Association of Lewsiville/Flower Mount (2001 – 2007), which he co-founded, and President of the Council of American Islamic Relations – DFW Chapter (2004 – 2007).

Representing the Christian side was Mr. Jay Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in Islamic studies at Brunel University in London.

He has participated in many debates that have included distinguished opponents such as Benazir Bhuto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The Topic of Debate: Which Way America: The Bible or the Qur’an?

Khalil Meek

vs.

Jay Smith

( Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Missouri, USA March 17, 2011)

Public Debate: Was Jesus Crucified? James White vs Sami Zaatari – 19th September 2012

The crux of White argument is “..It is the majority opinion of all scholars, all historians, both believers and unbelievers – that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified and killed but the 40 words in the Quran denies this, thus the the Quran is wrong.

White seems confusing himself with the muslim view of Jesus “crucifixion” with the death of Jesus (p).

1. There is no historical evidence that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified *to death* by the instigation of the Jewish leadership under the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, around 30 AD. What is our proof of an ‘historical’ event of Jesus died on the cross?
2. Sami made a good point when he says in the debate that the fact that the historical event that people believe Jesus was crucified confirms the Quran in 4:157 that people assume it was Jesus.
3. Yes, the majority opinion of all scholars, all historians, both believers and unbelievers thinks that Jesus of Nazareth lived and existed and that the crucifixion happened but they thinks that Jesus (p) was a real person: an itinerant apocalyptic preacher who wasn’t divine and the majority of them too question the Resurrection of Jesus.
The Quran addresses that Jesus will dies in some manner like everybody else but it does not say Jesus died by crucifixion ie he was crucified?
وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَيَّ يَوْمَ وُلِدتُّ وَيَوْمَ أَمُوتُ وَيَوْمَ أُبْعَثُ حَيًّا
wal-salāmu ʿalayya yawma wulidttu wayawma amūtu wayawma ub’ʿathu ḥayyan
“And peace is on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I am raised alive.”
(Q 19:33)
The verb “amūtu” 1st person singular imperfect present coninuous form fi’il madhi’ فعل مضارع
Similar Verse is 19:15 , mentioning about prophet John the Baptist.

Regarding Jesus (p) death, there are several opinion among muslims scholars based on highly ambiguous verse Q 4:157 :

1) That Jesus did not die on a cross but that God made someone else look like Jesus. Then God miracolously took Jesus body and soul into the heavens.

2) That Jesus actually survived the cross and lived like the other men (Gistas & Dismas) crucifed alongside with him (some historian record this man survived the cross)

3) a few even goes further thas Jesus (p) ‘died’ but as the Qur’an says do not think that those who are killed in the way of God they are dead, they are alive but they perceive it not like in 1 Corinthians 15:31. “I die every day”.

Whichever the opinions we Muslims does not think too much on the detail surrounding how Jesus died or will die but unanimous that he will just needs to die in some way but not that Jesus be crucified and ressurected and Jesus (p) will come back to earth again to fight the army of Satan and break the pagan symbol cross in the end of time.

God’s justice according to a deluded Christian

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‘Dawah refuted’ (DR) is a “regular jhon” new persona which retains its unintelligible thinking and incoherent English.

He is now back preaching that God cannot forgive sins but must always punish the criminal.

DR defends the idea of “justice” which  god punishing an innocent person and let off the criminal.  He can not deal with the fact that true God of Abraham is God is Just and Merciful.

He speak of the need for the so-called sacrifice of Jesus, a gross mischaracterization of the true God of the Bible.   The scripture says that God’s justice is tempered by mercy, the two qualities perfectly balanced.

However this DR are believing in man-made theology by envisioning the punishment of the innocent rather than the offender.

This is not ‘just’ at all.

How can justice is carried out if the offender has still not been punished?? that he has not received his just deserts??.
Also how can possibly an entirely innocent person has taken the offenders punishment??.
This too is not ‘just’ at all.  Justice has not been done in the slightest.

By definition justice is:  “to treat people fairly, to give them their due reward or punishment.”

Therefore it is the guilty offender who merits the punishment. To punish someone else for that crime is unjust, an act of injustice – whether or not the parties involved agree to it or not.

Justice is justice and should not be twisted out of recognition to suit the man-made theology.

God in the scriptures CLEARLY say: The One Who Sins Will Die

Ezekiel 18

1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel:
“‘The parents eat sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?

3 “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. 4 For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.

5 “Suppose there is a righteous man
who does what is just and right.
6 He does not eat at the mountain shrines
or look to the idols of Israel.
He does not defile his neighbor’s wife
or have sexual relations with a woman during her period.
7 He does not oppress anyone,
but returns what he took in pledge for a loan.
He does not commit robbery
but gives his food to the hungry
and provides clothing for the naked.
8 He does not lend to them at interest
or take a profit from them.
He withholds his hand from doing wrong
and judges fairly between two parties.
9 He follows my decrees
and faithfully keeps my laws.
That man is righteous;
he will surely live,
declares the Sovereign LORD.

10 “Suppose he has a violent son, who sheds blood or does any of these other things[a] 11 (though the father has done none of them):

“He eats at the mountain shrines.
He defiles his neighbor’s wife.
12 He oppresses the poor and needy.
He commits robbery.
He does not return what he took in pledge.
He looks to the idols.
He does detestable things.
13 He lends at interest and takes a profit.

Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he is to be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.

14 “But suppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things:

15 “He does not eat at the mountain shrines
or look to the idols of Israel.
He does not defile his neighbor’s wife.
16 He does not oppress anyone
or require a pledge for a loan.
He does not commit robbery
but gives his food to the hungry
and provides clothing for the naked.
17 He withholds his hand from mistreating the poor
and takes no interest or profit from them.
He keeps my laws and follows my decrees.

He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live. 18 But his father will die for his own sin, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people.

19 “Yet you ask, ‘Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?’ Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. 20 The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.

21 “But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die. 22 None of the offenses they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live. 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?

24 “But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die.

25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear, you Israelites: Is my way unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust? 26 If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die. 27 But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life. 28 Because they consider all the offenses they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die. 29 Yet the Israelites say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?

30 “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. 31 Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? 32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!

This DF continue to rant that  that ‘sin is a metaphysical nature and attribute’ –  like a Platonic idea of sin which has an ontological existence in itself.

Islam (and genuine earlier revelations) teach that sin is anything that goes against the commands of God. Islam (and genuine earlier revelations) teaches that sin is an act and not a state of being.
One may sincerely repent to God for wrongs committed and seek forgiveness, as stated in the Quran: “Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, remove from us our iniquities, and take to Yourself our souls in the company of the righteous.” (3.193).

Therefore we do not need a human sacrifice to obtain forgiveness. Repentance will do.

Thats the true justice. that the only the guilty person merits punishment for his crime, the innocent person does not. To punish the innocent person for the wrong acts of the criminal is unjust, wrong, immoral and unworthy of the God of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all).

The parable of the Prodigal Son is a beautiful illustration of the true Abrahamic teaching.

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* The writing above are mostly adapted from br. Paul Bilal Williams blog بارك الله

** The Arabic calligraphy by Elinor Holland is words from Muhammad (peace be upon him) which translates as “God has mercy upon those who are merciful to others.”