Islam or Christianity?

The Anglican Dean of Sydney, Phillip Jensen, has written a provocative blog post titled ‘The truth behind ISIL‘.

He says it is “time to face the truth that Islam itself is in part to blame, and to help our fellow Australians, especially those from Islamic background, to understand that Islam is false”.

“We must not try to conform Islam to Christian ideals of religion. Jesus and Mohammed were very different in their life as well as in their teaching. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey to be executed, a week later, for our sins.”

“Mohammed arrived at Mecca in front of an army of 10,000 soldiers to take the city by force. In countries where Christianity has dominated, mosques can be built, the Qur’an can be read and studied and preached in the streets, and citizens can change religion without fear of persecution, let alone execution.”

“None of these corresponding freedoms are available for Christians in countries where Islam holds sway.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/live-antiterrorism-raids-across-sydney-and-brisbane-20140918-3fzkq.html#ixzz3DfDVaqgL

For a further eye-opening exploration of the Islamic faith compared to Christianity, kindly see:

http://www.gospelway.com/religiousgroups/islam.php

The Lord brought a special scripture to my mind tonight while I was pondering the vast difference between what the Koran teaches compared to the Bible. The God of the Bible is kind and merciful to His enemies, as evidenced by Him waiting for at least 80 years for people to repent while Noah built the ark. While Islam preaches force and submission, especially to apostates, the Bible teaches us that we should:

“…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; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
(Matthew 5:44-45)

So we should pray for those who are caught up in Islam’s false religion: people’s lives, happiness, and their very souls are at stake.

Amen.

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