Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Faith - Lesson learned from Philip

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

John 14:5-11

Sunday, June 3, 2012

If Ishmael means 'God hears,' then how could we have no Intercessor?

Re: Quran 2:186; 19:87; 30:13; 74:48

For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25

For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance--now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. Hebrews 9:15

Saturday, June 2, 2012

7 Reasons Muhammad was a False Prophet

Muhammad's claims contradicted God's commands and characteristics in the following ways:

1. Murder. Mohammad murdered and ordered the killing of others (Jihad). Hadith Bukhari 52:265; 59:351.

2. Theft. Mohammad smiled at how much was stolen from non-Muslims by way of the Jizyah. Hadith Muslim 42:7065.

3. Rape. Mohammad approved of non-Muslim women being taken captive for ransom and sex, and raped other men’s wives. Hadith Bukhari 59:522; Hadith Muslim 8:3371.

4. Adultery. Mohammad had orgies with as many as nine women at a time. Hadith Bukhari 62:5.

5. Pedophilia. Mohammad took a 6 year old minor, Aisha, who hadn’t reached puberty yet and was still playing with dolls, and slept with her at the age of 9. Hadith Bukhari 58:234; 59:382.

6. Abuse. Mohammad laughed when he slapped women. Hadith Muslim 9:3506.

7. Slavery. Mohammad was a slave owner. Hadith Bukhari 60:435; 78:698.

Why did an angel appear to Hagar, the mother of Ishmael, but not to Muhammad?

Hagar's account is consistent with God's Word, while Muhammad's claims contradict God's commands and characteristics.

See Genesis 16:

Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; so she said to Abram, "The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her." Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. Then Sarai said to Abram, "You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my servant in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the LORD judge between you and me." "Your servant is in your hands," Abram said. "Do with her whatever you think best." Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her. The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?" "I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered. Then the angel of the LORD told her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her." The angel added, "I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count." The angel of the LORD also said to her: "You are now with child and you will have a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard of your misery. He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers." She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me." That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered. So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.