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Obama: ‘Future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’
Twitchy and Red State ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Posted on 09/25/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT by kristinn

Twitchy headline says it all.

Context provided by Erick Erickson at Red State:

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians.

Pay careful attention to what he says:

"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support."

Now, that’s the full paragraph so no one can claim I took him out of context.

But consider this.

It is an orthodox Christian belief that Mohammed is not a prophet. Actual Christians, as opposed to many of the supposed Christians put up by the mainstream media, believe that Christ is the only way to salvation. Believing that is slandering Mohammed. That’s just a fact. If you don’t believe me, you go into the MIddle East and proclaim Christ is the way, the truth, and the life and see what happens to your life.

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To: Ezekiel
Didn't our Heavenly Father, through our Savior tell us...

How well we deserve this curse (~so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things~) God has given us,
through the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF, the FASCIST Obama.




Barack Hussein Obama II IS a Muslim.
His actions prove it.
To believe Barack Hussein Obama II, when he claims to be a Christian, is to trust Satan.
Muslims are well know for lying about their faith.


251 posted on 09/25/2012 5:19:39 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Will88
” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them.

It is self refuting nonsense. Differences are unknown if they are not defined.

If differences are good, and make us "stronger", why then would one not want to be defined by them?

Nothing but a preening asshat.

252 posted on 09/25/2012 5:43:25 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: dfwgator

253 posted on 09/25/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn
"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

The past, present, and the future belongs to God Whose Son came here and died on the Cross to save His children, even me. My Lord Jesus warned us about false prophets and I believe Him and nobody else.

All the future are belong to us, His children.

254 posted on 09/25/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by Chong
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To: SeekAndFind
How about those who kill in the name of Islam, what future do they have according to you, Mr. Obama?

Why the silence on this?

Muslims lie. Why are you surprised that our first Muslim President lies?

255 posted on 09/25/2012 6:43:57 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: NormsRevenge
can you say closet MUzzie

Closet Muslim? Are you blind?

Arab Spring was all about overthrowing governments and replacing them with Muzzies who want to kill all the Jews and all the Americans who don't submit to Sharia.

A $Billion to Egypt for submarines. Our Muzzie President's legacy is about setting up the United States of Islam for world domination. And Obama is betting his life that you still don't have a clue.

256 posted on 09/25/2012 6:54:20 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: Ezekiel
Prophet of Islam? HA! The ideology of Islam is antichrist and false and lying self-labeled 'prophecy'.

P.S. The Lord Jesus Christ owns the future.

And EVERY knee will bow to Him one day. Ready or not.

257 posted on 09/25/2012 6:55:00 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: politicianslie
"...and all the Americans who don't submit to Sharia."

Count me in.

258 posted on 09/25/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: kristinn

Ping


259 posted on 09/25/2012 7:16:34 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Mitt Romney Chooses Paul Ryan as VP: DEMOCRATS HARDEST HIT)
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To: 444Flyer
He must mean the profit of islam. After all, islam is attempting to profit from the destruction of the US, Israel, and the whole of Western Civilization. Well actually any nation, culture, or society that is civilized must necessarliy be a target.
260 posted on 09/25/2012 7:18:53 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: kristinn

The future cannot belong to Obama for another term.

It is clear he is a Muslim, even to the purposeful detriment of the country he swore an oath to protect and to defend.

None dare call it treason.


261 posted on 09/25/2012 7:30:33 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

You totally lost me. Where in that speech did Obama dismiss the Holocaust or say that the future belongs only to educated women?

In the speech I read, he said that those who condemn the slander of Islam’s prophet must also condemn the hate displayed by Holocaust deniers. With respect to women, he said the future must be shaped by girls who have the opportunity to go to school and by those who believe that little girls should have the chance to live their dreams just like little boys do.


262 posted on 09/25/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Obama has one and exactly one speech template.

Bow and scrape before the Muslim world.

Please don’t build a bomb Iran.

He says these things that are equivalences but he says it in such a way
that the outrageous thing is not noticed. He mentions the holocaust.

Thus, hey the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet
of Islam.

Hey don’t use the fed. govt. and the HHS to force us to buy health
insurance, which we may need to save our life, to make us pay for
free birth control and sterilization.

Catholic teaching is that birth control and sterilization are against
God’s teaching to be fruitful and multiply.

STOP SLANDERING AND TAXING FOR OUR BELIEFS
THE CATHOLICS IN THIS COUNTRY

Mr. President

Please we are waiting for our apology to Catholic World. Especially in the US.

WHERE”S OUR APOLOGY F*$#&(*Y&(Y*$@*&*(


263 posted on 09/25/2012 8:10:18 PM PDT by preamble
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To: kristinn
Up yours and the state-established fallible and uninspired theocratic slave trading jackwagon you rode in on, Bracky.

"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;
 
...
 
 that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. "
 
"I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"
--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786
 

264 posted on 09/25/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT by TArcher
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To: Ohiobelle

>> But the word Islam means peace. <<

George Bush said it, but Islam actually means “submit.”

He was trying to be a “nice guy” and “politically correct” to make it seem were not at war with Islam.

But we ARE at war with Islam. They declared it on us.

The Islamic definition of peace is to submit to the will of Allah or be killed.

So to say “Islam is a religion of peace” as GWB said, is a big giant steaming load of crap.


265 posted on 09/25/2012 8:56:48 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: kristinn

Hmmm...I wonder. Does the future also belong to homosexuals and those that promote and encourage (and indoctrinate children to accept) the homosexual lifestyle? Or is what Obama says out of one side of his mouth in direct opposition of what he says out of the other side of his mouth....while the lame/mainstream media pretends not to notice.

November really can’t come soon enough.


266 posted on 09/25/2012 9:39:20 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

It apparently lost something in the translation that Bush wasn’t aware of. Perhaps instead of Islam being a religion of peace, it really meant that Islam is a religion of pieces. Especially after their standard routine of suicide bombing. Somebody should have told him.

From now on, anyone that is either that stupid or that deliberately obtuse should be automatically disqualified for the highest office in the land. That’s a start.


267 posted on 09/25/2012 9:48:04 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: DTogo

AMEN.


268 posted on 09/25/2012 10:00:54 PM PDT by ssschev (Pick up the can, throw out the trash.)
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To: goodnesswins
We had an author on our radio program who has researched and co-written a book about Obama....she says he’s an Atheist.

Obama is a communist. They are, by definition, atheists.

I’m of the feeling O figured this all out early on. Communism = inside the Chicago machine, therefore, I'm an atheist.

Arabs = money. Both = power.

He started to work both groups and just so happens he had enough ‘Muslem exposure’ when he was a kid so he could pull off the faux Muslem shtick when it served his purpose.

He glommed on to the Marxist professors at Occidental, started working the Arabs, and the rest is history. .

He is a national security threat to the very survival of our country.

He must be voted out on November 6th. Do everything you can with every spare moment from now until then. May God help us all. When you tire, think of the Founders. .

269 posted on 09/25/2012 10:08:04 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: musicman

Placemark.


270 posted on 09/25/2012 10:15:31 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: kristinn; All
Obama

Using both Communism and Islam to destroy America!

"The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army - Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect — We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world."

George Washington, Address to the Continental Army before the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776.

271 posted on 09/25/2012 10:37:05 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: exit82

The future must not belong to Obama, He is the enemy. This antichrist marxist should be removed from power by ANY means available.


272 posted on 09/25/2012 10:38:25 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: kristinn

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

What a weird way to write a sentence. It’s almost as if English is a second language.


273 posted on 09/26/2012 12:09:39 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,Â)
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To: kristinn

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274 posted on 09/26/2012 3:38:58 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Art in Idaho

But you got to remember that both communism and Islam do have a lot in common.


275 posted on 09/26/2012 4:40:47 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 444Flyer

AMEN!

From Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the SAME, yesterday, today, and forever.”

It is the Lord Jesus who OWNS the future because by being the “way, truth, and the life”. John 14:6.


276 posted on 09/26/2012 4:49:29 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: kristinn

“The future belongs to the Crusaders who eliminated Islam”

I can go on all day long, the bottom line is the depth of my conviction, and the fact that I am depending on the depth of Muslims conviction.


277 posted on 09/26/2012 4:49:45 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Tennessee Nana

The Islamic writings I have studied admit that Jesus was a prophet, a lord of his time, or however you want to phrase it. But you are wrong in believing such a belief denies that Muhammad is the prophet. They believe that Mohammed is the latter prophet. Therefore, his scripture takes precedence over the New Testament. It was God’s word delivered by Mohammad after He changed his mind on how humans should behave.

Your squeezing Joseph Smith into your post brought a laugh from me. Mormons believe in Jesus Christ and worship him as the Lord God. Joseph Smith was just a prophet, who, like you, believed that other religions were wrong.


278 posted on 09/26/2012 5:07:13 AM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do acid, a few lines, and drink a bottle of bourbon)
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To: kristinn

Isn’t truth a defense against slander?


279 posted on 09/26/2012 6:37:03 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: kristinn

Time for that video where Obama repeatedly says “the holy quran” .........

Which is where his heart lies.

Just sayin’


280 posted on 09/26/2012 7:05:08 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Biggirl

And AMEN!


281 posted on 09/26/2012 8:03:24 AM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: Loud Mime; Elsie

Joseph Smith was just a prophet, who, like you, believed that other religions were wrong.
____________________________________________

No kid...

Joey Smith said Christianity was wrong...

I didnt...

Joe3y Smith gave credence to Islam and wanted to be the 2nd Mohammad...

I didnt agree there either...

Joey Smith said that a male had to have more than one wife to become a god like their jesus did...

man earning godehood...

I didnt say that either...

The mormons have never said that the LORD Jesus Christ is LORD or is God or is the LORD God...

The Mormons believe that their jesus was the older brother of Satan and originalted on Earth as a human baby...

The Mormons done worship the Jesus of the Christian Bible as God...

Their main song is worship to Joey Smith...

“Praise to the man who communed with jehovah”

I’ll PING the lovely Elsie who can tell you more...


282 posted on 09/26/2012 8:10:02 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Loud Mime
Joseph Smith was just a prophet, who, like you, believed that other religions were wrong.

Ain't that sweet!!!



Questions put to Joseph Smith: "'Do you believe the Bible?' [Smith:]'If we do, we are the only people under heaven that does, for there are none of the religious sects of the day that do'. When asked 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons'? [Smith replied] 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119).
Joseph Smith: "for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible" (from Pearl of Great Price 1:12). "What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.270).
 
 
 
Brigham Young stated this repeatedly: "When the light came to me I saw that all the so-called Christian world was grovelling in darkness" (Journal of Discourses 5:73); "The Christian world, so-called, are heathens as to the knowledge of the salvation of God" (Journal of Discourses 8:171); "With a regard to true theology, a more ignorant people never lived than the present so-called Christian world" (Journal of Discourses 8:199); "And who is there that acknowledges [God's] hand? ...You may wander east, west, north, and south, and you cannot find it in any church or government on the earth, except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.24); "Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity" (Journal of Discourses 10:230).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt proclaimed: "Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the 'whore of Babylon' whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. Any person who shall be so corrupt as to receive a holy ordinance of the Gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent" (The Seer, p. 255).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt also said: "This great apostasy commenced about the close of the first century of the Christian era, and it has been waxing worse and worse from then until now" (Journal of Discourses
, vol.18, p.44) and: "But as there has been no Christian Church on the earth for a great many centuries past, until the present century, the people have lost sight of the pattern that God has given according to which the Christian Church should be established, and they have denominated a great variety of people Christian Churches, because they profess to be ...But there has been a long apostasy, during which the nations have been cursed with apostate churches in great abundance" (Journal of Discourses , 18:172).
 
 
President John Taylor stated: "Christianity...is a perfect pack of nonsense...the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century." (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.167); "Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom." (Journal of Discourses , 10:127).
 
 
 
James Talmage said: "A self-suggesting interpretation of history indicates that there has been a great departure from the way of salvation as laid down by the Savior, a universal apostasy from the Church of Christ". (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.182).
 
 
 
President Joseph Fielding Smith said: "Doctrines were corrupted, authority lost, and a false order of religion took the place of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it had been the case in former dispensations, and the people were left in spiritual darkness." (Doctrines of Salvation, p.266). "For hundreds of years the world was wrapped in a veil of spiritual darkness, until there was not one fundamental truth belonging to the place of salvation ...Joseph Smith declared that in the year 1820 the Lord revealed to him that all the 'Christian' churches were in error, teaching for commandments the doctrines of men" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 3, p.282).
 
 
 
More recent statements by apostle Bruce McConkie are also very clear: "Apostasy was universal...And this darkness still prevails except among those who have come to a knowledge of the restored gospel" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol 3, p.265); "Thus the signs of the times include the prevailing apostate darkness in the sects of Christendom and in the religious world in general" (The Millennial Messiah, p.403); "a perverted Christianity holds sway among the so-called Christians of apostate Christendom" (Mormon Doctrine, p.132); "virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ whom they vainly suppose to be a spirit essence who is incorporeal uncreated, immaterial and three-in-one with the Father and Holy Spirit" (Mormon Doctrine, p.269); "Gnosticism is one of the great pagan philosophies which antedated Christ and the Christian Era and which was later commingled with pure Christianity to form the apostate religion that has prevailed in the world since the early days of that era." (Mormon Doctrine, p.316).
 
 
 
President George Q. Cannon said: "After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, there were only two churches upon the earth. They were known respectively as the Church of the Lamb of God and Babylon. The various organizations which are called churches throughout Christendom, though differing in their creeds and organizations, have one common origin. They all belong to Babylon" (Gospel Truth, p.324).
 
 
President Wilford Woodruff stated: "the Gospel of modern Christendom shuts up the Lord, and stops all communication with Him. I want nothing to do with such a Gospel, I would rather prefer the Gospel of the dark ages, so called" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 2, p.196).

283 posted on 09/26/2012 8:33:04 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Loud Mime
Joseph Smith was just a prophet, who, like you, believed that other religions were wrong.

ALL of them???


“I Will Be a Second Mohammed”

In the heat of the Missouri “Mormon War” of 1838, Joseph Smith made the following claim, “I will be to this generation a second Mohammed, whose motto in treating for peace was ‘the Alcoran [Koran] or the Sword.’ So shall it eventually be with us—‘Joseph Smith or the Sword!’ ”[1]

It is most interesting that a self-proclaimed Christian prophet would liken himself to Mohammed, the founder of Islam. His own comparison invites us to take a closer look as well. And when we do, we find some striking—and troubling—parallels. Consider the following.

  • Mohammed and Joseph Smith both had humble beginnings. Neither had formal religious connections or upbringing, and both were relatively uneducated. Both founded new religions by creating their own scriptures. In fact, followers of both prophets claim these scriptures are miracles since their authors were the most simple and uneducated of men.[2]

  • Both prophets claim of having angel visitations, and of receiving divine revelation to restore pure religion to the earth again. Mohammed was told that both Jews and Christians had long since corrupted their scriptures and religion. In like manner, Joseph Smith was told that all of Christianity had become corrupt, and that consequently the Bible itself was no longer reliable. In both cases, this corruption required a complete restoration of both scripture and religion. Nothing which preceded either prophet could be relied upon any longer. Both prophets claim they were used of God to restore eternal truths which once existed on earth, but had been lost due to human corruption.

  • Both prophets created new scripture which borrowed heavily from the Bible, but with a substantially new “spin.” In his Koran, Mohammed appropriates a number of Biblical themes and characters—but he changes the complete sense of many passages, claiming to “correct” the Bible. In so doing he changes many doctrines, introducing his own in their place. In like manner, Joseph Smith created the Book of Mormon, much of which is plagiarized directly from the King James Bible. Interestingly, the Book of Mormon claims that this same Bible has been substantially corrupted and is therefore unreliable. In addition, Joseph Smith went so far as to actually create his own version of the Bible itself, the “Inspired Version,” in which he both adds and deletes significant portions of text, claiming he is “correcting” it. In so doing he also changes many doctrines, introducing his own in their place.

  • As a part of their new scriptural “spin,” both prophets saw themselves as prophesied in scripture, and both saw themselves as a continuation of a long line of Biblical prophets. Mohammed saw himself as a continuation of the ministry of Moses and Jesus. Joseph Smith saw himself as a successor to Enoch, Melchizedek, Joseph and Moses. Joseph Smith actually wrote himself into his own version of the Bible—by name.

  • Both prophets held up their own scripture as superior to the Bible. Mohammed claimed that the Koran was a perfect copy of the original which was in heaven. The Koran is therefore held to be absolutely perfect, far superior to the Bible and superceding it. In like manner, Joseph Smith also made the following claim. “I told the Brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding its precepts, than by any other book.”[3]

  • Despite their claim that the Bible was corrupt, both prophets admonished their followers to adhere to its teachings. An obvious contradiction, this led to selective acceptance of some portions and wholesale rejection of others. As a result, the Bible is accepted by both groups of followers only to the extent that it agrees with their prophet’s own superior revelation.

  • Both Mohammed and Joseph Smith taught that true salvation was to be found only in their respective religions. Those who would not accept their message were considered “infidels,” pagans or Gentiles. In so doing, both prophets became the enemy of genuine Christianity, and have led many people away from the Christ of the Bible.

  • Both prophets encountered fierce opposition to their new religions and had to flee from town to town because of threats on their lives. Both retaliated to this opposition by forming their own militias. Both ultimately set up their own towns as model societies.

  • Both Mohammed and Joseph Smith left unclear instructions about their successors. The majority of Mohammed’s followers, Sunni Muslims, believe they were to elect their new leader, whereas the minority, Shiite Muslims, look to Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, whom they consider Divinely appointed, as the rightful successor to Muhammad, and the first imam. (Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad). Similarly, the majority of Joseph Smith's followers, Mormons, believed their next prophet should have been the existing leader of their quorum of twelve apostles, whereas the minority, RLDS, believed Joseph Smith's own son should have been their next prophet. Differences on this issue, and many others, have created substantial tension between these rival groups of each prophet.

  • Mohammed taught that Jesus was just another of a long line of human prophets, of which he was the last. He taught that he was superior to Christ and superceded Him. In comparison, Joseph Smith also made the following claim.

“I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him, but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.”[4] In light of these parallels, perhaps Joseph Smith's claim to be a second Mohammed unwittingly became his most genuine prophecy of all.


[1] Joseph Smith made this statement at the conclusion of a speech in the public square at Far West, Missouri on October 14, 1838. This particular quote is documented in Fawn M. Brodie, No Man Knows My History, second edition, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971), p. 230–231. Fawn Brodie’s footnote regarding this speech contains valuable information, and follows. “Except where noted, all the details of this chapter [16] are taken from the History of the [Mormon] Church. This speech, however, was not recorded there, and the report given here is based upon the accounts of seven men. See the affidavits of T.B. Marsh, Orson Hyde, George M. Hinkle, John Corrill, W.W. Phelps, Samson Avard, and Reed Peck in Correspondence, Orders, etc., pp. 57–9, 97–129. The Marsh and Hyde account, which was made on October 24, is particularly important. Part of it was reproduced in History of the [Mormon] Church, Vol. III, p. 167. See also the Peck manuscript, p. 80. Joseph himself barely mentioned the speech in his history; see Vol. III, p. 162.”

[2] John Ankerberg & John Weldon, The Facts on Islam, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1998), pp.8–9. Eric Johnson, Joseph Smith & Muhammed, (El Cajon, CA: Mormonism Research Ministry, 1998), pp. 6–7.

[3] Documentary History of the [Mormon] Church, vol.4, pp.461.

[4] Documentary History of the [Mormon] Church, vol.6, pp.408–409.




284 posted on 09/26/2012 8:33:45 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Tennessee Nana
I’ll PING the lovely Elsie who can tell you more...

The lovely Elsie tells nothing.

Elsie reports the FACTS about MORMONism.

If somonee has a bi... ooops COMPLaint about what I post; they should take it up with SLC.

285 posted on 09/26/2012 8:36:07 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: kristinn
It is an orthodox Christian belief that Mohammed is not a prophet.

Not to me!

Mohammed WAS a prophet!!

Just a FALSE one...

286 posted on 09/26/2012 8:38:19 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: kristinn
. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”

Sorry; but I'd rather 'heed' other words...





Bishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote:
 
 
"A Plea For Intolerance" (1931)
 
Tolerance is an attitude of reasoned patience toward evil ... a forbearance that restrains us from showing anger or inflicting punishment.
 Tolerance applies only to persons ... never to truth.
 
America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance — it is not.
It is suffering from tolerance.
Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos.
Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded.
 

287 posted on 09/26/2012 8:40:54 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: kristinn
Too many people get credit for being good, when they are only being passive.
They are too often praised for being broadminded when they are so broadminded they can never make up their minds about anything.

As quoted in Seven Words to the Cross (1979) by Ellsworth Kalas, page 93.

288 posted on 09/26/2012 8:43:09 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: kristinn
Actual Christians, as opposed to many of the supposed Christians put up by the mainstream media, believe that Christ is the only way to salvation.

Well...

...that IS what the Book says...

John 14:6

289 posted on 09/26/2012 8:44:47 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: hattend
I learned everything I need to know about Islam on 9/11/01.

Some folks in Arkansas say...

I learned everything I need to know about MORMONism on 9/11/1857.

290 posted on 09/26/2012 8:46:07 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: qman
But Glenn Beck isn’t going to come into your home, rape your wife and daughters, sodimize you and then behead you!


I do not feel threatened by it because I don’t think that they will be attempting to convert by the sword.
 

The gruesome be headings of some 40 Ute corpses in 1850, heads stacked in boxes,
and hung by their long hair from the eves of buildings at Fort Utah,
 has long been ignored, “You didn’t see the Indians beheading the Mormons.”
 
-- Historian Robert Carter

291 posted on 09/26/2012 8:47:52 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
I learned everything I need to know about MORMONism on 9/11/1857.

Did some Mormons crash a horse and buggy into a saloon on that date? Anybody killed?

I guess I don't understand the point you are making.

292 posted on 09/26/2012 8:55:41 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

http://www.google.com/search?q=mountain+meadows+massacre&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7ADRA_enUS475


293 posted on 09/26/2012 9:21:39 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

So I should be wary of Mormons infiltrating our gov’t? Did Romney condone the Mountain Meadows Massacre?

Can’t trust anybody if you go back far enough in history.

Muslims suck.


294 posted on 09/26/2012 9:28:30 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: kristinn
Yes, I know the liberals love this speech and Hussein's “principled defense” of American values.

Sure.

But lets examine how in just one sentence he undoes all of that.

He manages to assert that:

1) The “future” belongs to the Islamists;

2) That the First Amendment must be curtailed and circumscribed when it comes to the tender feelings of Muslims, and thus the Constitution is subservient to Sharia; and,

3)That Christians and Jews must accept Islam, because to deny Muhammed is in itself to blaspheme.

If I didn't know better, I'd say our so-called president is not just a Muslim, but a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

But we all know he's a Christian, don't we?

295 posted on 09/26/2012 9:42:31 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Uncle Miltie

Aye- it isn’t slander if its true.


296 posted on 09/26/2012 9:54:15 AM PDT by BonRad
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To: soycd

MoHamHead...great word!


297 posted on 09/26/2012 12:10:06 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: hattend
Can’t trust anybody if you go back far enough in history.

Someone relatively famous (or infamous) said something about history and learning from it at one time or another.

298 posted on 09/26/2012 12:35:50 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

ping to self for later reference. Interesting parallels. False religions all have the same father (of lies).


299 posted on 09/26/2012 12:50:23 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

oops;meant to refer to post 284


300 posted on 09/26/2012 12:51:47 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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