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Consider a closer look, I beg you to even copy this, and paste it into a WORD document to save and read a few times, to also keep available for reference, even further investigation if needed.

�This exposure often motivates Christians to make the extra effort that it takes to bring the good news to Muslims. There is an attitude in Christian circles that Muslims may be worshipping the same God as Christians so it would be better just to leave them alone. This paper argues that the god of the Quran is not the God of the Bible. The teachings of Islam hurt the lives of its followers. Islam is like a stale, moldy crust of bread. Following Jesus is like a fresh, warm loaf right out of the oven. Christians must see that what they offer Muslims is wonderful and life-giving for them. Also to awaken the Christian scholarly community to the radical differences between Islam and Christianity. Too many scholars try every possible means to demonstrate common ground between Islam and Christianity. Committed Christian scholars need to honestly present the truth about differences between the fundamental teachings of both faiths.� Ex-muslim scholar Dr. Mark A. Gabriel

Did you know in the Koran (Qu�ran) in Surah Allah is called the greatest deceiver?
The Qu�ran teaches outright that Allah is capable of lying and deceiving people. In fact, one of the titles which the Quran ascribes to Allah is khayru al-makireen, that Allah is “the best deceiver / schemer / conniver” ( Surah 3:54; 8:30).

Do you know who the father of all lies is? (John 8:44)The Bible identifies him as Satan. He has these people bound in a hopeless religion, many with hard hearts, thinking that he�s the creator, and they can earn his favor�

�And when those who disbelieve plot against thee [O Mohammed] to wound thee fatally, or to kill thee or to drive thee forth; they plot, but Allah [also] plotteth; and Allah is the best of plotters�(Surat Al-Anfal 8:30)

�Fight them and Allah will torture (literal translation) them by your hands, and disgrace them, help you [to victory] over them, �(Surat Al-Tawbah 9;14)

�So, when you meet (in fight�Jihad in Allah�s Cause) those who disbelieve, smite (their) necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives).� (Surah 47:4)

�O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you; and know that Allah is with those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious)� (Surah 9:123).

The Quran also speaks of the use of terror as a strategy of war. Muslims were told prepare themselves with the greatest possible military might so that they could cause terror among their enemies.

�Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom you may not know, but whom Allah knows� (Surah 8:59�60).

Through the Quran, Allah commanded Muhammad to kill large numbers of those he had defeated before taking prisoners, which would intimidate the people of the area.

�It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land� (Surah 8:67).

The Quran also used the threat of terrorism (in the form of mutilation) in an effort to persuade Christians and Jews to convert to Islam. This happens constantly in Darfur, and other nations where Islam is advancing. It is not quite comparable to the missionary practices Christians follow. This Following quote is from The Noble Quran in English, which uses comments in parentheses to explain the Arabic meanings of the text.

�O you who have been given the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Believe in what We have revealed (to Muhammad) confirming what is (already) with you, before We efface faces (by making them like the back of necks; without nose, mouth, eyes) and turn them hindwards, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers. And the commandment of Allah is always executed� (Surah 4:47).

When fighting Christians, the Quran says to punish them severely so they will leave their homes and be dispersed, as to be terrorized into submission

�So if you gain mastery over them in war, punish them severely in order to disperse those who are behind them, so that they may learn a lesson� (Surah 8:57)

Is Allah the same GOD as the HOLY Bible? Not according either side, YaHWeY loves sinners ��for GOD so loved the world�� (John 3:16) but hates sin. Allah Hates sinners “Allah does not like anyone who is a betrayer, a sinner.” (Surah 4:107, 2:276, 42:40�)

Is Islam a religion of peace? Not according to the Qu�ran after Abrogation, which is when verses are no longer applicable because Allah changed his mind, so verses can only be used to deceive [which is a fundamental obligation justified under strict interpretation of the Qu�ran.

�Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects Evil and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah hears and knows all things.� (Surah 2:256). This verse says, �You can�t force anybody to change their religion. The right way should be obvious.�

Other verses in the Quran say that Christians and Jews will be accepted by God if they practice their own religion. �If only they had stood fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that was sent to them from their Lord, they would have enjoyed happiness from every side.� [10] (Surah 5:66).

People who say Islam is a religion of peace point to these verses. However, these verses were a part of the early revelations Muhammad received regarding those who rejected Islam. Muhammad was presenting a peaceful religion at this time because Muhammad had only a few followers, and they were all vulnerable, but Islam didn�t stay weak.

The Aggressive Years. Muhammad and his followers were persecuted in Mecca, so they went to Medina. Muhammad again attempted to persuade people with words. This lasted for about a year. Then Muhammad launched a new strategy based on power. He declared jihad (holy war) with the goal of converting nonbelievers to Islam by the sword. One of his new revelations stated:

�Kill the Mushrikun [unbelieving in Allah] wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush.� (Surah 9:5).

This �verse of the sword,� as it is now known, contradicted earlier revelations such as Surah 2:256 above.

Another later revelation declared a similar judgment against Christians and Jews.

�And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism, i.e., worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.� (Surah 8:39).

Muhammad preached this new philosophy until his death. In one of his last sermons he declared:

�After today there will no longer be two religions existing in Arabia any more. I descended by Allah with the sword in my hand and my wealth will come from the shadow of my sword. And the one who will disagree with me will be humiliated and persecuted.� [hadith of Al-Bukhari]

back to Abrogation. How does Islam �Qu�ranically� (as opposed to Biblically) deal with contradictions between earlier revelations and later revelations?

�Whatever a Verse (revelation) Allah abrogates or causes to be forgotten, Allah will bring a better one or similar to it. Know you not that Allah is able to do all things?� (Surah 2:106)

Many would think that winning them with good works is an effective ministry, rather then reasoning with them logically / Biblically. Yet Muslims are taught that when their enemies serve them (hospitals / disaster relief) it is because Allah has compelled the heathens against their will to serve muslims because of their devoutness. Even more of a reason to take GOD at HIS WORD, ��faith comes by hearing and hearing by the WORD of GOD…� (Romans 10:17)

Here is a great article that is relevant http://www.calvarypo.org/pages/hands/0363.html

We can not win the war against Islam unless we surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, and follow HIM. Because the WORD says fight evil with good. But the good we need to fight evil with is not as some carnal men standing on golden pulpits would portray it, it is not a �quiet love� that is needed, this unbiblical Christianity the last few generations of �fathers� have pedaled, stands proudly in contrast to The WORD (Proverbs 27:5). To love as we would want to be loved, is to be reached, reasoned with, confronted by unwavering truth�like Jesus Christ does. We can not convert, save, or coerce anyone into becoming a genuine Christian. That is a work of GOD alone. But HE is with us, and our Father can help us to walk as HE walked and be HIS hands and feet. As we love HIM because HE first loved us, it is HIS love in us that is evident to all (2Cor2:16) With eyes turned truly toward HIM, lovingkindness leads to repentance. HE is the living GOD who is not willing that any perish. What can man do to us? (Isaiah 8:13) These threats or passing sufferings can not compare to what awaits us in HIS presence forever. Why not win eternal friends? Stand in HIS strength, it�s HIS faith, not Abraham�s, that moves mountains, and gives men second birth. �A man is no fool to give up what he can not keep to gain what he can not loose.� Pray for the courageous, selfless love of Jesus Christ to become your own. We overcome by HIS blood, Martyr (witness) not loving our lives to death (Revelation 12:11). HIS glory is better shown in one laying down his life, not building earthy kingdoms or even �ministries� with thousands of ears to tickle, or tithes received.

(Author unknown)

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