Islam and Terrorism - Christianity and Islam
Christianity and Islam
Al-Shaab, the weekly newspaper of the Labour Party, published in Egypt, wrote the January 27th issue, that this symposium of Christian Coalition of America is aimed to create hatred for Muslims in the US.
Let me tell the Muslims, we cannot hate you, because we are commanded by Christ our Lord to love you, even after that horrible attack on the 11th of September. These are Christ’s words in Matthew 5:44-45:
Love your enemies, bless those who curse your, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.
Meantime, I would like to say to the Muslims that there are major differences between Christianity and Islam. Christianity created free societies, where freedom of religion is granted. Muslims took advantage of this freedom and built hundreds of Mosques in England, in Australia, in Canada, and in the United States of America. While in Saudi Arabia, they do not permit the construction of even one church. In Afghanistan, during the reign of King Zahir Shah the only existing church, which had been built by president Eisenhower’s request of King Zahir, was demolished on May 17, 1970.
While the Saudis distribute thousands of copies of the Koran in the US and elsewhere, they do not permit even one Bible into the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is one major difference between Christianity and Islam.
The other major difference, which really should be the first, is the denial of the crucifixion of Christ in the Koran. We have the testimony of many witnesses, who saw with their own eyes the crucifixion of Christ, and the print of nails in his hands after his resurrection, and testified that he was crucified, and sealed their testimony with their blood, yet the Koran attacks the cross and denies the crucifixion of Christ. Listen to the words of the Koran, in Surat An-Nisa 4:157, that they said:
We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah,” but they killed him not, nor crucified him. Only a likeness of that was shown to them. And those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no [certain] knowledge. But only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they kill him not.
Charles Haddon Surgeon, who was called the prince of the British preachers said the following:
Leave out the cross and you have killed the religion of Jesus Christ. Atonement by the blood of Jesus is not an arm of Christian truth; it is the heart of it. The cross answers the question of every human being. Who will pay the penalty for my sins? Christ paid that penalty when he shed his blood on the cross.
This is the greatest major difference between Christianity and Islam.