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Nothing In Common ^ | Abdullah Al Araby

Posted on 09/18/2006 2:54:15 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry

Nothing In Common

By Abdullah Al Araby

Islam, in the West, is fighting its battle of acceptance and legitimacy. Muslim activists are working fervently trying to improve Islam's image. Their goal is to create an environment in which Islam can be easily propagated. Their tool is as old as Islam itself, but they have just rediscovered it. This tool is telling Christians that Islam and Christianity have a lot in common. They cite Islam's belief in the Bible, God, Jesus, Mary, the prophets, the day of judgment and Paradise.

This tactic is not new to Islam. Fourteen centuries ago, Mohammed, the prophet of Islam, used it when he started preaching his new religion in Mecca. At the beginning when Mohammed was weak, he was conciliatory and appeasing to Christians. He told them, "We believe in what has been sent down to us (The Quran), and sent down to you (The Bible). Our God is the same as your God." Surah 29:46. Later, in Medina, after Mohammed became strong, all this changed. Allah, allegedly, tells him then, "Fight people of the Book (Christians and Jews) who do not accept the religion of the truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior." Surah 9:29

The fact is that the differences between Christianity and Islam are very deep, and irreconcilable. The space limitation will enable us to list just a few.

Our God
is not
their Allah

Our God is a loving Father, who, along with the Son and the Holy Spirit, is One God.

  • To Muslims, the concept of a triune God is a blasphemy.

    " They do blaspheme who say God is one of three..., for there is no God except one God." Surah 5:73

  • Allah of Islam is changeable.

    "Our revelations we abrogate or cause to be forgotten, we substitute (with) something better or similar. Knowest thou not that God (Allah) hath power over all things." Surah 2:106

  • Allah of Islam is temperamental.

    "If we had so willed, we could certainly have brought every soul its true guidance, but the word from me will come true "I will fill Hell with Jinns (demons) and men all together." Surah 32:13

  • Allah of Islam is a deceiver.

    "They plot and plan, and God, too plans, but the best of planners (deceivers) is God." Surah 8:30

  • Allah of Islam is frightening.

    "It is God whom ye should more justly fear, if you believe." Surah 9:13

Our Jesus
is not
their Isa

Our Jesus is the Son of God who died on the Cross to save the whole world. (In the Quran Jesus ' name is Isa. )

  • Isa is a created human being.

    "The similitude of Isa before God is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, Then said to him: "Be" : And he was." Surah 3:59

  • Isa is just an apostle.

    "O people of the book (Christians) commit no excess in your religion: nor say of God aught but truth, Christ Isa the son of Mary was (No more than) an apostle of God." Surah 4: 171

  • Isa was not crucified.

    "That they said (in boast) "we killed Christ Isa, the son of Mary"...but they killed him not, nor crucified him." Surah 4:157

  • Isa will return to earth to destroy the Cross.

    " The hour will not be established until the son of Mary (Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the Cross.." Hadith vol. 3:656

Our Holy Spirit
is not
their Angel Gabriel

Our Holy Spirit is the third person in the Godhead. His work is to comfort, convict, regenerate, guide, give power and bring forth fruit.

  • The Holy Spirit in Islam is an angel.

    "Then we (Allah) sent to her (Mary) our Angel (our spirit), and he (Angel Gabriel) appeared before her as a man in all respects." Surah 19:17

    "Say the Holy Spirit (the Angel Gabriel) has brought the revelation (the Quran) from thy Lord in Truth." Surah 16:102

Our Ethics
are not
their Sharia

Christian ethics are based on love, forgiveness, equality, tolerance and free-choice.

  • Islam teaches revenge.

    "If any one transgress the prohibition against you, transgress likewise against him." Surah 2:194
  • Islam does not treat women and men as equal.

    "To the male a portion equal to that of two females." Surah 4:11
  • Islam allows men to beat their wives.

    "... As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them, refuse to share their beds, beat them ." Surah 4:34
  • Islam imposes harsh punishment on wrongdoers.

    *A thief is punished by the amputation of hands. Surah 5:38

    *A drunk is punished by 80 lashes. Hadith vol. 8:770

    *An adulterer is punished by 100 lashes. Surah 24:2
  • Islam must be imposed by force, if necessary.

    "And fight them on, until there is no more tumult (seduction) or oppression, and there prevail justice, and faith in God (and the religion becomes Islam)." Surah 2:193
  • Apostasy from Islam is punishable by death.

    "Whoever changes his (Islamic) religion, kill him." Hadith vol. 9:57

Our Salvation
is not
their straight path

Our Salvation is guaranteed by the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on our behalf, on the Cross.

  • In Islam there is no Original Sin, and no need for the Cross; Allah, the all powerful, has the supreme authority to punish or to forgive whomever He pleaseth, whenever He pleaseth.

    "He (Allah) forgiveth whom He pleaseth, and punisheth whom He pleaseth, for God has power over all things." Surah 2:284
  • In Islam good deeds cancel bad deeds.

    "For those things that are good remove those that are evil." Surah 11:114
  • The only assurance a Muslim has of going to Paradise is through fighting for the cause of spreading Islam (Jihad), and being martyred in the process.

    "And if you are slain, or die in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass." Surah 3:157

Our Heaven
is not
their Paradise

In Christianity Heaven's pleasures are pleasures of spirit, pleasures of purity.

  • In Islam Paradise is the place where a Muslim will be reclining, eating meats and delicious fruits, drinking exquisite wines, and engaging in sex with beautiful women (and perpetually young beautiful boys "Wildan or Ghilman", according to some Muslim theologians).

    "As to the righteous, they will be in gardens and in happiness (to them will be said:) "Eat and drink ye, with profit and health, because of your (good) deeds "They will recline (with ease) on thrones (of dignity) arranged in ranks; and we shall join (marry) them to companions with beautiful big and lustrous eyes... And we shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anything they desire. They shall there exchange, one another, a cup free of frivolity, free of all taint of ill. Round about them youth (handsome) as pearls well-guarded." Surah 52:17, 19, 20 & 22-24


Dear Christian Brother/Sister

There is a new trend, these days, among well-meaning Christians, that calls for understanding, making dialogue and building bridges between Christianity and Islam. These words may sound good, but unfortunately, in many cases they have been wrongly applied.

True understanding occurs when we try to know both the attractive side of Islam and the ugly side. True dialogue occurs when we listen to them and we insist they listen to us. True bridge-building occurs when the bridges we build with them go both ways. True love occurs when we tell them they are wrong if we know that they are wrong.

Muslims' message to Christians in the West, these days," We have a lot in common, we are similar, accept us, listen to us..."

It is a ploy, don't believe it; they use it only to spread their religion. After they gain the upper hand, Muslims' message will be, "We have nothing in common with you, you are infidels who worship three gods, and follow a corrupt Bible. You are dhimmis who must accept Islam or pay jizya (penalty tax) for being Christians..."

Then, there would be no understanding between Muslims and Christians, no dialogues, and no bridges....

Don't let Muslims deceive you into believing that Islam is a legitimate extension of Christianity. The Bible makes it clear that, "last of all," God the Father sent His Son Jesus (Matthew 21:37), and that the Bible is God's last revelation (Revelation 22:18). Jesus warns, "There shall arise false prophets, that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Matthew 24:24

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1 posted on 09/18/2006 2:54:16 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry
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To: Michael Goldsberry

This is an excellent, post MG.

2 posted on 09/18/2006 2:57:19 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx;; NYer

Too bad I promised never to use the list on my profile page as a ping list. :/

3 posted on 09/18/2006 3:16:30 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

I'll give it a BTTT.

4 posted on 09/18/2006 3:17:46 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Abd al-Rahiim; Salem; AmericanArchConservative; WKB

There ya' are, Abd. Got something for ya' here.

5 posted on 09/18/2006 3:35:37 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: My2Cents; Mo1; xsmommy; STARWISE

If y'all can endure one more posting -- this is excellent, IMO.

6 posted on 09/18/2006 3:39:08 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx; Salvation


7 posted on 09/18/2006 3:44:28 PM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be 2 seats away from being President)
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To: onyx
Thanks, onyx. This is an excellent read.

This tool is telling Christians that Islam and Christianity have a lot in common.

Sadly, there are a growing percentage of Christians who don't know what Christianity teaches. They are theologically ignorant. And the Muslims have a chance to take over (as they do in Europe) when Christians become sloppy in their theological understanding. You know, when I read my Bible, I'm convinced that Muslims and Christians don't worship the same God. The god they worship is Satan, the Father of Lies.

8 posted on 09/18/2006 3:49:23 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: My2Cents

This article made an impact on me. It's exactly what they're saying --- "we have so much in common..."

Not a chance.

9 posted on 09/18/2006 3:50:46 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Michael Goldsberry
Nothing in common is right, Islam is like a gang-banger's creed.
10 posted on 09/18/2006 4:01:01 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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"Too bad I promised never to use the list on my profile page as a ping list."

That list is meant to be more than a ping list, and those listed are proud to be one it.  !

Don't worry, pod'nah, we'll get 'er around FR the old fashioned way. Great article. I can use this. I have an article in mind in light of current events. Maybe something titled, "QUIT apologizing!"

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11 posted on 09/18/2006 6:10:59 PM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Michael Goldsberry
Lies - straight from hell, trying to render non-issue and make meaningless what Jesus Christ our Lord and God did on the cross, His death, His blood, the only sacrifice and payment that saves one's soul. For if righteousness could come from works and the law then Christ died needlessly! (Galatians 2:16)

1Cr 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1Jo 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Phl 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Phl 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 posted on 09/18/2006 7:56:06 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper!)
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13 posted on 09/19/2006 6:48:39 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Regarding islam: Osculate meas Sanctas Romanas nates (with thanks to Alouette for translation))
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To: Michael Goldsberry


14 posted on 09/23/2006 2:40:26 PM PDT by Squeako (ACLU: "Only Christians, Boy Scouts and War Memorials are too vile to defend.")
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