TURNING THE TIDE OF FAITH & TERRORISM BY 10 FACTS OF FAITH
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WHY DO WE BATTLE AND WAR AND KILL DUE TO OUR BELIEF IN GOD?
It is all about the WORDS.
It is often about 3 books that are claimed to speak for God.
It is the words that convey a message and we believe them......or not.
ABOLISH TERRORISM BY KNOWING & SHARING THE FACTS & ALL THE RELEVANT WORDS OF GOD.
EVEN TERRORISTS DIE THROUGH LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THE WORDS RELATED TO GOD.
This means we need to read ALL the words in the Qur'an and ALL the Words in the Bible which the Quran DOES tell us to read, as well as to believe ALL the Prophets and to make "no distinction" (no difference) between them. In other words, we should not elevate one Prophet above the other. So to ONLY read the Prophet of the Qur'an and HIS words only is NOT obeying the basic instruction of the Qur'an and this is why we have terrorism. Without the Bible we do not have the FULL message of God which is why the Qur'an says we should read the "scriptures from aforetime" meaning the Bible. The basic message of the Bible and Qur'an together with the relevant scriptures can be read in 1- 3 hours in "A Certain Myth oR iS iT tRUE" FREE to download on line on www.ACertainMyth.com. It also highlights various errors and contradictions in BOTH books including the Christian error that Jesus is God as well as the Son, and that God is a "Trinity" or "three persons in one" in some way. In addition this, because of medical knowledge we now have, it is now clear that the Qur'an DOES confirm Jesus is the Son of God. Please watch video below explaining why I say this and take time to think on the matter, the future of the world and its freedom may depend on these issues and what YOU as an individual do and SAY about it. Neither the Government nor the Media can resolve terrorism alone, we the people must take an active part in making the errors and the truths written or spoken about "God", known to others of EVERY age group. Whether we are a "believer" or not, we must do this in our day to day conversation and on social media by sharing this, and the above website, plus www.TheOneTrueMessageOfGod.com and any video clips on this site and on "you tube" that you find appealing or useful.
Qur’an DOES confirm Jesus is the Son of God
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Paris & The "Darkness" of Lack of Knowledge & The “Light” of The One True Message of God.
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John 16: 2-4 "... the time comes, that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them....
Muslims CAN save the World..by reading ALL of the Qur’an
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Fathers of the Free –Have A NEW Vision - Britain AND Europe.. VOTE OUT
(Click on link for 6 Min Video which also speaks of rectifying the errors of belief)
LET US ESTABLISH THE WORDS OF TRUTH
SO THAT THE BATTLES TO THE DEATH MIGHT CEASE.
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied;
he shall not be visited with evil.
The Words in the Torah or Tanakh
The Words in the Bible containing a translation of the Torah/Tanakh and the Gospels of Jesus Christ
The Words of the Qur’an
All these Words are believed to be from the same God, the God of Abraham.
And Abraham was a Syrian.
Deuteronomy 26:- 5- 9 A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous: And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage: And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression: And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.
Abrahams son Isaac married a Syrian wife, as did his son Jacob who was renamed Israel by God.Ishmael, Abraham's first son by his wife's Eygptian handmaid/servant, married an Eygptian.Esau, Jacobs twin brother, and son of Isaac, married one of Ishmaels daughters.
Genesis 28: 1-9
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother’s brother. And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham. And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram; And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
Therefore the Arab nations and Israel are ancient relatives,and Israel (his descendants, the Jews) now live within the land Abraham and therefore the Jews originated from, within and surrounded by his family of nations, the Middle East, the decendants of Ishmael and Esau.
Why then do we fight, when we claim to know and follow the same God and the Middle Eastern nations are even related to Israel, and Israel merely dwells in the land that the other family members have land and also dwell, the descendants of Ishmael, the Arabs?
If there is a God, there is only likely to be One God.
It was the Israelites that first brought this concept of ONE God to the World, instigated and proved by miracles, it would seem, by God himself. Before the incidents of Exodus and Abraham's life, men believed in many Gods. Christianity adopted the same belief of the Torah or Old Testament in The Bible and added to it the New Testament of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Jewish Messiah that was predicted to come. The Prophet of the Qur'an believed his main mission was to abolish Idolatory (the worship of other Gods) which he achieved and turned the Arabic people to the God of Abraham. The Qur'an also confirms that Jesus Christ was the Messiah and miraculously conceived by God.
God is above. He is in all things. He is inside us. Depending of course, on what we believe. Christians believe that the Spirit of God lives in us when we believe Jesus is the Son of God who was crucified for our sins.
In any case, we are ALL reliant on Him and the earth is beginning to fail. We need to get to the truth of the matter of what He has said, for our own sake. Not fight and hate each other.
We fight because the words that we follow are different and we do not all know all the words that this God is supposed to have said. Even the followers of each religion have often not read ALL of their own book of faith.
Men also teach doctrines or traditions that are not supported by these books. This is why WE have to read them, and not just listen to the leaders.
The Jews follow the Torah or Tanakh (the Torah and writings of the Prophets). They wait for a Messiah or Prophet predicted to come who will set the world and all mankind in order. He will be a man. They do not believe in Jesus as a Prophet or as the Son of God, although it was Jews that first followed him and established the Christian religion.
The Christians follow the Bible which is the Old Testament (a reproduction of the Torah or Tanakh) and the Gospels of Jesus Christ and the writings of his disciples, known as the New Testament, also in the Bible. He is believed to be the Prophet/Messiah predicted in the Torah/Tanakh and who Christians believe is called the Son of God, the Word of God and the Lamb of God. It is believed he rose from the dead and is living now in the heavens with God and that He will return to Earth at some point. That he will bring about an everlasting Government or Kingdom of God and that there will eventually be no more death. It is believed that God lives inside each believer and some believe that miracles of healing may occur when they pray for the sick.
The Muslims follow the Qur’an spoken by Mohammed, who could not read or write. It is believed the words were given to him by the Angel Gabriel at numerous times and whilst in a trance. He is believed by Muslims to be the last Prophet of God, and that he was the Prophet to come that was predicted by Moses in the Jewish writings. However they do not trust the Bible or the Torah writngs and believe they are corrupted or altered and rely only on the Qur'an. It appears their Prophet was a very kind man who turned many from idolatory and to the One God of Abraham. He died as other men and fought in wars with his followers. The Qur’an confirms that all the prophets of the Jews and Jesus Christ are of God, however, they do not believe Jesus was the Son of God. They do believe Jesus was miraculously conceived and born of the Virgin Mary and that he is the Messiah. Neither Jews nor Christians believe in this Prophet.
This website has been created to encourage ALL people to read BOTH of these books, the Bible and the Qur’an (for the Bible contains the Jewish books) in the same manner as they would any other book, from beginning to end...in short space of time. The alternative is to read FREE on line A Certain Myth...oR iS iT tRUE which was created (with basic illustrations) by myself who has read both the above books several times and it will only take 1 to 3 hours to read. We will then eradicate some of the errors of teaching about God which lead to terrorism and confusion and away from "eternal life" or "paradise, if indeed "Life" IS in the words of the above books. PLEASE take time to read it and also watch the You Tube 15 minute Video clips and message under that heading and sign the Petition once you have read A Certain Myth...or iS iT tRUE. You will achieve more to assist the refugees, resolving the Syrian and other religious wars, and the oppression that comes from our belief in God based on an INCOMPLETE message about, or from Him. I appeal to ALL believers AND unbelievers to do this. The problems of mankind is the incomplete words and knowledge we carry in our mind that we then believe and act upon. If we have the FULL message and SUFFICIENT knowledge on CERTAIN issues we can abolish the wars and terrorism and oppression of others.
For whether we are Jew, Christian or Muslim,not knowing all of these words is creating the terrorism and discord. Read them all and you will see where eternal life is, and what God wants from us. I have read both of these books at least twice. His message is this...
He has created man in his image, meaning "likeness"
He has placed his Spirit IN us with power to resurrect us when we believe the words of Jesus
for us to know and experience the miraculous NOW, which is God's "glory"
That there is a Messiah, be it Jesus, or the Jewish concept of him,
that the Messiah will be King or Governor over all and bring peace.
He wants mankind to lay down the gun
for us not to learn war any more
He wants Jerusalem for Himself and for the Messiah to rule from that City for 1000 years before the final "end" or "restoration" of all things.
that ALL religious laws (Law of Moses & Sharia) have been fulfilled by the life and death of Jesus Christ and all disputes and enforcement of circumcision, worship days, special diet, length of hair or beard, special dress for male OR female are NO LONGER RELEVANT OR REQUIRED from ANY of us.
"Love is the FULFILLMENT of the Law"
"Love does no harm to its neighbour"
This also includes the religious law/command of God for segregation of gentile nations (non Jews) from the Jews and the lesser status of females, for now "there is neither Jew nor Greek, male or female"meaning there is no segregation of "race" and no difference between male or female which was part of the law of Moses and Torah.
There is no compulsion (force) in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejecteth false deities and believeth in Allah hath grasped a firm hand hold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower. (Surah: 2: 256)
The message is far deeper than this.
For scriptural references confirming ALL the above please read "A Certain Myth..oR iS iT tRUE" linked to this site or go to www.ACertainMyth.com or purchase the book from Amazon (please see link from The Certain Series heading).
It is a 1 -3 hour read and gives the overall ONE TRUE MESSAGE OF GOD without the many errors we are taught in our Churches, Mosques or Synagogues.
We all need to read the Bible and the Qur'an or we will never know the whole story. There are 20 or more Prophets, we cannot rely on the "Last" Prophet (of the Qur'an) only, we will miss 99% of the story and teaching of God if we do and we will never come to see the "end message" as described above. The Qur'an says he is the "seal" of the Prophets, that does not mean the other Prophets should not be read, it just may mean he is the "last" one, thats all. The Qur'an also clearly says to read and study scriptures from "aforetime" i.e. those of the Bible.
Some believe the Bible and Torah is corrupted or contaminated, if you are a believer and search for truth, you still need to read it for yourself, for until you read it, you will not know if it is contaminated or corrupted, or if it is true. There is no other "Torah that has not been changed" that some say was once available. Read the Torah and Prophetic writings we have already, do not wait for another one that some men say was once there. You will be dead before that happens and if you read what we DO have, you will see for yourself what is true of not. Do not rely on what others say and interpret as true. A Certain Myth is to give to you quick 1-3 hour overview of the message of God (if there is one there) having read the Qur'an as well, for it takes time to read these books and we then act on a "half" message, hence the wars and terrorism we have. Different religous groups have not read BOTH of these books fully and are "stuck" in the Old teachings of the "Law", which was only a "schoolmaster" for mankind to bring us to something better, to freedom of laws and instead action by kindness and love and to experience the miraculous "power" of God. This is what the "message" of God says anyway, when you know it IN FULL without all the errors we are currently taught. No one has read both of these books long enough or deeply enough to provide the FULL message and to discern what may be true or not. When we read both books, which takes time, for me, 60 years of life, we can see very clearly what may be true or not. Whether we are of the Jewish, Christian or Muslim faith, we are all currently teaching and believing a DEGREE of error which causes many messages about and from God and the discord between peoples and nations.
A Certain Myth.. oR iS iT tRUE has removed most of the error and the nearest to what the ONE TRUE MESSAGE OF GOD should really be.
I read the Qur'an the first time around 1996, I was not making much progress in my Christian life and wondered maybe there had been another Prophet, so I read the Qur'an. It is very useful to know what others believe as sincerely as I believed my own faith, it puts one thoughts about God into perspective.For what is it that we fight over ...just a set of words, one saying one message, another sayimg a slightly different message. Our minds become "entrenched" in our own belief thought pattern we have chosen over the years.We can only know if our beliefs are true if there are miracles, which is evidence.
The religious teachers also add their own ideas to clarify these books, i.e. the Talmud, the Catholic and other Christian books, the Muslim Hadiths, but they confuse and create more discord.Hence the wars and terrorism, and words of Muslim teachers saying there is another Torah where it said Ishmael was sacrificed by Abraham, not Isaac, and that the Covenant was with Ishmael, not Isaac. But there is no such book, or another Torah saying this, it is just another idea of men.
There is a great blessing for Ishmael and his desendants in the current Torah, and there is a symbolic theme throughout the current Torah which would not make sense if it was Ishmael that was sacrificed. How can we believe there was another Torah if it is not produced for us to see.It is just "words" that mislead us again. Evidence is required for such a statement. According to the Bible words ARE spirit, be they our words our spirit, or Gods words Gods Spirit. A spiritual "battle" IS a "battle" batttle of words. If certain words carry "life IN them, because God's power and Spirit are IN them, we need to be careful which words we believe and act upon.
The terrorism is a case in point, what guarantee do the terrorists have that they will "go to paradise" when they kill others and themselves? I am concerned for them and their victims.They are believing certain words about God that may have some truth in them but not ALL the truth or message. For it is just one Prophets message they read and there are 20 others which teach us about the POWER of God that should be present when we know and believe the ONE TRUE MESSAGE OF GOD and the Qur'an does not tell us of this message, we have to read the words of the 20 other Prophets as well and reproduced in the Bible.
Please read "A Certain Myth...or is is true" available free to read on-line, or to buy. It will take 1-3 hours to read and gives a brief outline of the ONE TRUE MESSAGE OF GOD without the obvious errors, or rather, obvious when one knows BOTH books WELL.
The same with the Messiah, the Jews still wait for a Messiah, but according to prophesy/prediction in Daniel 9 he had to come about 490 years after the command for the 2nd Jewsih temple to be rebuilt was given. This happened around 445 - 536 BC/BCE. Therefore it had to be Jesus Christ who is the Messiah, who was born about the time of the Prophecy predicted, for if it was not Jesus, then now it's too late for another Messiah to come, the predicted time has past.
The Jews say the word Messiah means be anointed "generally", and not necessarily for it to be one particular person. But if we read the Bible thoroughly from start to finish in a short space of time, we can only conclude it is referring to a particular person to come. Please read " A Certain Myth...or is it true" available free to read on line, or you can buy the book, and hopefully you will see what I mean.
If you read the Bible in full, you will know, but it takes time to discover all this for there is a lot of error taught, because no-one really knows for certain, yet if we read the New Testament, the writers seem very sure of what they teach. We might know if we received answered prayer and experience miracles of healing or similar. But we can only expect this if we are sincere, consistent and diligent.But significant miracles have happened even during the last 100 years, please see the websites listed towards the end of this page and elsewhere on this site.
The Christians include a copy of the Torah and Tanakh in their book, the Bible, because it is the root and base of their knowledge of God. So too, Muslims also need to know what is written in these first words from God, for it is the root of the full knowledge of the God of Abraham that they also follow. For Genesis, the first book of the Torah and the Bible, confirms that Ishmael was Abraham's son and it was indeed promised by God that he would be blessed by God and would become a great nation.
These books are all we have where God supposedly speaks. If God is not discovered in them, then there is unlikely to be a God of Abraham with "power". What I mean is, the Bible and Qur'an may just be words of men, hoping there is a God, as many do. But even if there was not a "God of Abraham", we still cannot explain life's mysteries, how the earth sits in the middle of space for instance, nature, and quantum physics.
However, at present I do believe there is a God of Abraham with "power"for I have experienced it,but we need put the message of these books in order..to "get it right" For there are meant to be miracles, if there are not, then there is no God of Abraham "with power". We have to stop making excuses for God and the lack of miracles, they ARE meant to be there. It is pointless any of us believing in something that is not true,so let us all make sure, believers and unbelievers alike, that we have read all the words that claim to be of God and claimed to be true.
The Christian Churches say God is three, the "Trinity" the Qur'an is quite right when it states that God is not 3. The teaching of the Trinity is a church concept and tradition that was established centuries ago (335 AD/CE). This teaching is not in the Bible in this manner, the church call it a "mystery", but it is an error and has and is causing confusion. Please read A Certain Myth ..or is it true available free to read on line, or to buy.
God can be understood, not fully, but more than what we may think. In the New Testament it says the mystery of God had been revealed, this through the words of Jesus.We are meant to understand now.Therefore the Trinity teaching is an error, not a mystery. According to the Bible Jesus was miraculously conceived by Gods Spirit of power, therefore he does not have a human Father, but God is his Father and Jesus the Son with a human Mother. Jesus was then anointed with the Holy Ghost, also called the Holy Spirit and it was God IN or WITH Jesus doing the miracles.
Jesus is the Son of God, and in Gods image, as in "likeness" but he is not God, as the Church teaches, for Jesus said in John 20:17-18
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
Jesus calls God, HIS God and HIS Father and that he is ours also, making us equal to himself, Jesus cannot be God if he said this. There are other verses that indicate that Jesus is not God in the absolute sense, this is another error of teaching by the Christian church. Please read "A Certain Myth .. or is it true" for the confirmation of this by scripture. The Muslims and the Jews do not believe in Gospel partly due to these two errors,and Christians are creating an error and confusion also.
When we believe the words of Jesus as written in the Gospels of the New Testament,we receive that same Spirit of God IN us to do the same miracles and to be resurrected to eternal life.We become sons and daughters of God like Jesus, it is open to all, Jew or Gentile.. Gentile meaning all the descendants of Ishmael and the rest of the world.Jesus is the "image" of God meaning "likeness", and we are to beome the same.Jesus is a little over us as he is the actual Son and God's "representative" or "Governor" for God. There is no Trinity, just God, then his miraculosly born Son with God's Spirit IN him, then we who believe the words of Jesus receive that same Spirit of God IN us, which will resuurect us.
Therefore we do not receive Paradise by giving up our lives in war or suicide bombings,but by knowing and believing certain WORDS.
For God is a Spirit, and Spirit is something to do with WORDS. All this is in the Bible..it is not covered in the Qur'an at all. Which is why I say you will only have 1% of Gods message if you only read the words of 1 of the 20 Prophets. It is for this reason also that we have wars and divisions in the world and suicide bombings, because believers do not read both books well, but read just one book and probably not all of even one book, and then rely on preachers who also have not read both books well.
This applies to Christian also, for it takes time to read these books and we are then hindered when we rely on the understanding of others, who also have not read both books well. No-one perhaps has the One True Message of God yet, if we did,we would all be speaking the same message, and there would be more miracles. The message I give you here may be the nearest we have to that message, but there should be miracles, healing and answered prayer.
We need to stop killing each other and look into these books again, and what we are teaching.For there is no guarantee we will be healed if we stop our drugs for our illness and pray instead, and likewise, there is no guarantee we will go to Paradise if we are a suicide bomber. We do not have the full message of God yet. If we did, there would not be so many different messages, or groups of Religions. For we are all believing and following the wrong words, that give an incomplete message.
The messages we do have, have errors in them, we have put them there, even I can see that, but it takes a long time, years, to see and realise this.
Maybe none of these messages of God are true and all just ideas of men,
we need to establish whether they are true..or not.This website is to take away these errors in a short space of time, maybe a few days reading, rather than the years that I have spent searching.We are all at fault, if there is a God, we are all going to be judged for our actions and words. And if there is no God there are better things to do than go to war and kill others, or praying to a God that is not there and cannot help.
But I do believe there is a God, having experienced his Power.
Please see heading page The Certain Series and side pages
A Certain Life with A Certain Message"
God does not want us to murder each other.
He does not want us to “learn war any more”.
Neither do I.
Isaiah 2 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion*(*see note below) shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD. Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers. Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, nd upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.And the idols he shall utterly abolish. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
(The word "Zion"in biblical language means "the hill of Jerusalem on which the city of David was built")
Micah 4 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever. In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
John 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
(Prediction/Prophecy of "end times" or "end of the world", or current system of government)
1And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 2And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. 3And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: 4For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had. 5And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, 6As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 7And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? 8And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 9But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. 10Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 12But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. 13And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. 18But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19In your patience possess ye your souls.20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles (the above all occurred in 70AD/CE Israel was only established again in 1948 and the temple has not been rebuilt, only the wailing wall that was left standing in 70AD/CE remains see below), until the times of the Gentiles (those not Jews) be fulfilled . 25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.29And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and the trees; 30When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. 37And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives. 38And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
Note: Jerusalem was "compassed (surrounded)with armies" in70 CE(AD) and it's inhabitants (the Jews) carried away captive "into all nations" at that time. The Jews have been scattered throughout the world even until recently. Jerusalem has since that time been "trodden down (or occupied) by the Gentiles" (those who are not Jews) also until recently. So we may perhaps assume then, that this stage has passed. The global warming concerns and the possible swelling and rising of the sea levels, may yet fulfill "the sea and waves roaring" and if global warming cannot be controlled, mens hearts will "fail them for fear" for they may find they cannot do anything to reverse it and will not know what to do. It has been said wars and rumours of wars, and pestilence (disease) and earthquakes have always been around and nothing further has happened to the world and is a therefore a false warning or prophecy. Global warming is something new however, and it may be wise to at least be aware of what is written. For if the Gospel of Christ is true, he says not to be afraid but lift up your heads or look up and be hopeful . For the end of the trouble of this current state of life in this world may be coming to an end and something better ushered in. This new life may still be on this earth, though a changed, better system of life. But it is advisable perhaps that we all need to know thoroughly what is written, in order to be part of that "new life" and "new world", should it happen.
Surah 2:246-257 Bethink thee of the leaders of the Children of Israel after Moses, how they said unto a Prophet whom they had:Set up for us a King and we will fight in Allah's way. He said: Would ye then refrain from fighting if fighting were prescribed for you? They said: Why should we not fight in Allah's way when we have been driven from our dwellings with our children? Yet, when fighting was prescribed for them, they turned away, all save a few of them. Allah is Aware of evil doers. Their (Jewish) Prophet said unto them: Lo! Allah hath raised up Saul to be a king for you. They said: How can he (Saul) have kingdom over us when we are more deserving of the kingdom than he is, since he hath not been given wealth enough?He said: Lo! Allah hath chosen him (Saul) above you, and hath increased him abundantly in wisdom and stature. Allah bestoweth His sovereignty on whom He will. Allah is All Embracing, All Knowing. And their Prophet said unto them: Lo! the token of his kingdom is that there shall come unto you the ark wherein is peace of reassurance from your Lord, and a remnant of that which the house of Moses and the house of Aaron left behind, the angels bearing it. Lo! herein shall be a token for you if (in truth) ye are believers. And when Saul set out with the army, be said: Lo! Allah will try you by (the ordeal of) a river. Whosoever therefore drinketh thereof he is not of me, and whosoever tasteth it not he is of me, save him who taketh (thereof) in the hollow of his hand. But they drank thereof, all save a few of them. And after he had crossed (the river), he and those who believed with him, they said: We have no power this day against Goliath and his hosts. But those who knew that they would meet their Lord exclaimed: How many a little company hath overcome a mighty host by Allah's leave! Allah is with the steadfast. And when they went into the field against Goliath and his hosts they said: Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against the disbelieving folk. So they routed them by Allah's leave and David slew Goliath; and Allah gave him the kingdom and wisdom, and taught him of that which He willeth. And if Allah had not repelled some men by others the earth would have been corrupted. But Allah is a Lord of Kindness to (His) creatures. These are the portents of Allah which We recite unto thee (Muhammad) with truth, and Lo! thou art of the number of (Our) messengers; Of those messengers, some of whom We have caused to excel others, and of whom there are some unto whom Allah spake, while some of them He exalted (above others) in degree; and We gave Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs (of Allah's sovereignty) and We supported him with the holy Spirit (see note below) . And if Allah had so willed it, those who followed after them would not have fought one with another after the clear proofs had come unto them. But they differed, some of them believing and some disbelieving. And if Allah had so willed it, they would not have fought one with another; but Allah doeth what He will. O ye who believe! Spend of that wherewith We have provided you ere a day come when there will be no trafficking, nor friendship, nor intercession. The disbelievers, they are the wrong doers. Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the sublime, the Tremendous.There is no compulsion (force) in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejecteth false deities and believeth in Allah hath grasped a firm hand hold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower. Allah is the Protecting Friend of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light. As for those who disbelieve, their patrons are false deities. They bring them out of light into darkness. Such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein.
Holy Spirit: Muslims believe and the Qur'an states, that the Angel Gabriel gave the words of the Qur'an to the Prophet and that Gabriel is also called the Holy Spirit. However, it is written in the Bible, and Christians therefore believe, that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God that was released into the earth after Jesus ascended to heaven. The Holy Spirit, also called the Holy Ghost, will live IN men, women and children, who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. It is the Spirit and Power of God, and that which brings healing and knowledge to mankind. Most Christians believe that the Holy Spirit is the "Third person "of the "Trinity" of God, Father Son and Holy Ghost, a "mystery" that cannot be fully understood. The "Trinity" teaching is not in the Bible in this manner and as the Qur'an implies very strongly, we should not be calling God "Three". The Qur'an IS very correct on this point.
In the Torah/Tanakh (the Old Testament of the Bible), there is a consistent reference to God's "Spirit" that comes upon people with power, upon Moses and other Prophets of God in particular. This seems to be the same "Spirit" that is later called the "Holy Ghost" and Holy Spirit" in the New Testament in the Bible and which is given now to all people who believe Jesus is the miraculously conceived Son of God and in his words about God and His message in the Gospels. Jesus himself said it is not he that did the works but that Father (God) and that we would do the same. (John 14:10-17) nor is Jesus God, for he himself called God HIS Father and our Father, HIS God and our God (John20:17).
John 14: 10-17 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (not a "third person" of God as most Christian churches teach in error, but Gods own Spirit, God himself).
John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
(Jesus is not God as well as well as the Son as most Christians teach in error, he could not say these words if that was the case).
Surah 3:42-60And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above(all) the women of creation.. O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself and bow with those who bow (in worship).This is of the tidings of things hidden. We reveal it unto thee (Mohammad). Thou wast not present with them whenthey threw their pens (to know) which of them should be the guardian of Mary, nor wast thou present with them whenthey quarrelled (thereupon). (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah). He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood, and he is of the righteous. She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me? He said: So (it will be). Allah createth what He will. if He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is. And He will teach him the Scripture and wisdom, and the Torah and the Gospel. And will make him a messenger unto the children of Israel, (saying): Lo! I come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a bird, by Allah's leave. I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I (Jesus) raise the dead, by Allah's leave. And I announce unto you what ye eat and what ye store up in your houses. Lo! herein verily is a portent for you, if ye are believers. And (I come) confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto you with a sign from your Lord, so keep your duty to Allah and obey me Lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path. But when Jesus became conscious of their disbelief, he cried: Who will be my helpers in the cause of Allah? The disciples said: We will be Allah's helpers. We believe in Allah, and bear thou witness that we have surrendered (unto Him). Our Lord! We believe in that which Thou hast revealed and we follow him whom Thou hast sent. Enroll us among those who witness (to the truth). And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.(And remember) when Allah said: O Jesus! Lo! I am gathering thee and causing thee to ascend unto Me, and am cleansing thee of those who disbelieve and am setting those who follow thee above those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then unto Me ye will (all) return, and I shall judge between you as to that wherein ye used to differ. As for those who disbelieve I shah chastise them with a heavy chastisement in the world and the Hereafter; and they will have no helpers. And as for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them their wages in full. Allah loveth not wrongdoers. This (which) We recite unto thee is a revelation and a wise reminder. Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.(This is) the truth from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not thou of those who waver.
The Qur'an confirms above that Jesus was miraculously conceived, and is therefore in agreement with the Bible on this point also, but the Qur'an later says that Jesus is not the Son of God, this is a contradiction,because the Qur'an is confirming he was miraculosuly conceived and therefore he had no human Father, but that he was conceived by the Power of God, by the "word" spoken. This automatically makes him the "Son" of that miraculous"power" which we are all calling "God. The Qur'an IS therefore confirming Jesus is the Son of God, but with different words, even though it states later that he is not the Son of God. This is a contradiction in the Qur'an, and there are other contradictions, in both the Bible and Qur'an, please see heading "The One True Message of God" and its side page - "Contradictions".
The Bible ALSO contradicts itself and I do not think we should expect anything else from these books. They are both very old books, from words supposedly passed from God to men, men who admitted they were only "Messengers". Even Jesus said he only spoke the "Words" God wanted him to speak.
We need to "let go" of the notion that these books are the "perfect" word of God and obeyed accordingly i.e. perfectly, for neither book is perfect, how can they be, they have brought war and killing, both the Bible and Qur'an, and mankind cannot agree on the "message"and get into angry dispute about the, instead. But there may be a message that perfects "the way" to Eternal Life. If there is a message of God that is true that you preach to others, it should bring a healing and a power into your life, peace and answered prayer and an attidude of "Live and Let Live" or "Love your neighbour as yourself", anything that causes war or killing is either political or criminal, it is not God, for he does not want us to "learn war anymore".
We are dealing with something very obscure, possibly unproven and disputed....whether there is a God and Eternal Life for Mankind.
No-one should be killing or imposing their views on others, because of their belief, there is no justice or logic in such actions.
God has not been consistently proved, or that one particular message of God is "True". No-one knows for sure, although it may be possible to know how you might know it, if you read what is on this website. And some say they do know for sure, because they have experienced healing, or the power of God in some way, as have I, but I have had ill health since then and have not been healed as yet, so for me it is not consistent proof....not yet.
Until you "prove" it in the a manner I suggest, I would not want you to give up your life for your faith in suicide bombing or war, for there is no guarantee that any of the "Words" of the "Prophets" are "True". They could just be words of clever men with excellent leadership qualities, trying to achieve what they believed to be a good goal, but we have changed it to what is not so good, by not knowing the full message.
Jesus maybe as man perhaps to inspire mankind. The Prophet of the Qur'an perhaps to lead his people away from worshipping idols, to the "One True God" of Abraham, and make them a united people. The Gospels of Jesus speaks of peace and serving others, but also warns that people will have opposing viewpoints. The Qur'an speaks of worshipping God but also of believers actively to "slay" people if they do not believe, or if believers are not willing to fight for God, then it says they will have no part in eternal life. This is a terrible burden for believers, and very dangerous, as we are finding, particularly if it is NOT NOW meant to be taken literally, or that we "act" before we have read ALL of the words, or that these books are not the "perfect written" word of God, which they cannot be for they have contradictions in them. But this does not mean there is not a message from God in them, but that we must read them thoroughly so that we know the overall message, which is meant to be proved by miracles and answered prayer. We should not take certain sets of verses from them and act on those only.
Despite what I have written above I do believe there is a God, having experienced over the years his "Power". Therefore I have said, there is a way of "proving" to yourself if there is a God, and if you do not receive "proof" in this manner then perhaps the message you hear is not complete, or has error in it. For the message I provide on this website is based on the Bible manuscripts and prophets which the Qur'an upholds, but Muslims do not read, nor do most Jews read or believe the New Testament. This may be because the Christian Church is teaching "error" and not clearly based on the Bible. I speak of the "Trinity" and Jesus being "God"as well as the "Son". He is the Son, in the "image" or "likeness" of God with God's Spirit IN him, as we are also meant to have and become.
If this "Power" or "Spirit" is not present in our lives, then neither the Bible (containing the Torah & writings of the Prophets), nor the Qur'an have any Truth in them, nor is there a God or Eternal life, for these books are all interlinked and partly supporting each others message.
So do not "slay" yourself, or others, on the basis of these words below:
Surah 2: 154. And call not those who are slain in the way of Allah "dead." Nay, they are living, only ye perceive not.
Surah 9:38-39 O ye who believe! What aileth you that when it is said unto you: Go forth in the way of Allah, ye are bowed down to the ground with heaviness. Take ye pleasure in the life of the world rather than in the Hereafter? The comfort of the life of the world is but little in the Hereafter. If ye go not forth He will afflict you with a painful doom, and will choose instead of you a folk other then you Ye cannot harm Him at all. Allah is Able to do all things
We are meant to experience answered prayer and the power of God when we know the FULL message of God, in other words when we have read the Bible and the other 20 Prophets in it, and when we have read and experienced this "power", we will know that the command to "slay" others, or go to war for God, is not part of the full "True" message of God. Until we have experienced the "power " of God they are just words, and proof of nothing, the Bible also. For the following should be the expectation of us all:
Philippians 3:10: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection.
We are meant to KNOW God and his Power, to experience something, and have answered prayer, until we do experience this, we are likely to be following an incomplete message. So you must read the whole Bible as well, not just the Qur'an, not just the Old Testament/Torah.
For the Qur'an says the Scriptures revealed before the Qur'an should be believed. It is the present day Muslim leaders that say that these scriptures should not be read, not the Qur'an.
Surah 4:136. O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His messenger and the Scripture which He hath revealed unto His messenger, and the Scripture which He revealed aforetime. Whoso disbelieveth in Allah and His angels and His scriptures and His messengers and the Last Day, he verily hath wandered far astray.
Surah 4 : 163-173 Lo! We inspire thee as We inspired Noah and the prophets after him, as We inspired Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and as we imparted unto David the Psalms; And messengers We have mentioned unto thee before and messengers. We have not mentioned unto thee; and Allah spake directly unto Moses; Messengers of good cheer and of warning, in order that mankind might have no argument against Allah after the messengers. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise. But Allah (Himself) testifieth concerning that which He hath revealed unto thee; in His knowledge hath He revealed it; and the Angels also testify. And Allah is sufficient witness.Lo! those who disbelieve and hinder (others) from the way of Allah, they verily have wandered far astray. Lo! those who disbelieve and deal in wrong, Allah will never forgive them, neither will He guide them unto a road. Except the road of hell, wherein they will abide for ever. And that is ever easy for Allah. O mankind! The messenger (Mohammed) hath come unto you with the truth from your Lord. Therefore believe; ( it is) better for you. But if ye disbelieve, still, lo! unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. Allah is ever Knower, Wise. O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not "Three". Cease! (it is) better for you! Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that he should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.The Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah, nor will the favoured angels. Whoso scorneth His service and is proud, all such will He assemble unto Him; Then, as for those who believed and did good works, unto them will He pay their wages in full, adding unto them of His bounty; and as for those who were scornful and proud, them will He punish with a painful doom.
All Jewish, Christian and Muslim Leaders are only men or women just like us, who may have read these books more than we have, or, may have been taught in a certain "school of thought" on each religion, or its denomination in a college or place of study. And these may all teach a slightly different "belief" system, i.e. Orhodox,Liberal, Catholic, Anglican, Sunni, Shia, and they are different because belief about God is not "certain". For both the Bible and the Qur'an contradict each other, and the Bible contradicts itself, and the Qur'an also contradicts itself. You may not notice these contradictions until you know these books VERY well yourself.
Read "A Certain Myth..oR iS iT tRUE" and you will in 1-3 hours reading see the relevent verses that support all that I write on this site. You will learn in 1-3 hours reading most of what I have learnt about God in 60 years of life. We CAN bring these religious wars and disputes over Israel/Palestine to an end, just read that book and this website and get others to do so also and change your actions and beliefs accordingly. You will KNOW the END message of what ALL the words you are believing in the Bible and Qur'an are saying.
It these books did not have contradictions, we would not have all the divisions and war that we do have about God. If the message about God was certain, we would all be following Him, following the SAME message and belief, saying the same thing. This is why I say, read these books yourself, both of them if need be, definitely the Bible should be read, for that is where the message of Eternal life is, for it is in "Words". We have to hear the "right" words to hear the "true" and complete message of God
John 1: 1-3 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the wrong words and teachings stop us from really knowing who God is and what he wants, so we never "grow up" in our understanding. For it seems without doubt there is "One God", who is the Father, "One Lord", who is Jesus, and "One Spirit", which is God Himself IN us, and that we are meant to have supernatural power with us because God is IN us and which is also the means by which we will be resurrected to Eternal Life. This is the "True" Message of God. There is no mention of any of this in the Qur'an and even the Old Testament only covers some of it. The Qur'an does direct to the scripture given "aforetime," meaning that of the Torah and Gospels. The Qur'an confirms Jesus is the Messiah, that God has raised him up and setting people aside who believe in him and that he was miraculously conceived. Therefore I say again, we all need to read the Bible for the "full" message of God.
Ephesians 4: 1-16 1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro (go from one belief and action to another), and carried about with every wind of doctrine (teaching), by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive (lead astray by wrong teaching); 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Surah 4: 163-173 163. Lo! We inspire thee as We inspired Noah and the prophets after him, as We inspired Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and as we imparted unto David the Psalms;164. And messengers We have mentioned unto thee before and messengers We have not mentioned unto thee; and Allah spake directly unto Moses; 165. Messengers of good cheer and off warning, in order that mankind might have no argument against Allah after the messengers. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise. 166. But Allah (Himself) testifieth concerning that which He hath revealed unto thee; in His knowledge hath He revealed it; and the Angels also testify. And Allah is sufficient witness. 167. Lo! those who disbelieve and hinder (others) from the way of Allah, they verily have wandered far astray. 168. Lo! those who disbelieve and deal in wrong, Allah will never forgive them, neither will He guide them unto a road. 169. Except the road of hell, wherein they will abide for ever. And that is ever easy for Allah. 170. O mankind! The messenger hath come unto you with the truth from your Lord. Therefor believe; ( it is) better for you. But if ye disbelieve, still, lo! unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. Allah is ever Knower, Wise. 171. O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not "Three". Cease! (it is) better for you! Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that he should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender. 172. The Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah, nor will the favoured angels. Whoso scorneth His service and is proud, all such will He assemble unto Him; 173. Then, as for those who believed and did good works, unto them will He pay their wages in full, adding unto them of His bounty; and as for those who were scornful and proud, them will He punish with a painful doom.
Romans 16:25-27 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,26But now is made manifest (clear/obvious), and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:27To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
Most Christian churches still teach and uphold this teaching/doctrine of the "Trinity"but we do not see the "power" of God in these churches, and and it may be turning many away from the "Truth" of the Gospel, particularly Jews and Muslims.
Even Isaac Newton wrote in papers re-discovered centuries after his death,that he did not believe the "Trinity" was correct.
On this point therefore, the Prophet of the Qur'an may well be very correct. But the main problem is that Muslims do not read the Bible at all because their leaders teach that it is corrupted by men adding their own words, and the Jews do not read, or believe the New Testament, because they do not believe Jesus was the Messiah and also believe that the New Testament is corrupted by the Church. There may be an element of truth to this, as I have recently discovered that some crucial verses in the New Testament had extra words added sometime after the 14th century, that may try and support the Trinity doctrine. As follows:
1 John 1:5-9(The words in red are an incorrect version not found in manuscripts before the 14th Century)
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?6This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 9If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
If we read the above verses without the words in red it shows much less clearly any sort of "Trinity" of persons, but more that there is just some unity of the 3 aspects of Spirit, water and blood. Throughout the rest of the New Testament the concept of a "trinity" is also vague and without these words in red above, it becomes even more uncertain.
It is also the case that verses in Marks Gospel Chapter 16: 9-29 are also not found in reliable early manuscripts. Although these verses are less important with regard to the Trinity and other teachings. These verses do say significant things about healing and the Gospel, but expectation of healing is throughout the New Testament anyway, therefore even if we take these verses away it would not affect the Gospel message and expectation for healing and miracles in the lives of believers,
My understanding now is that God is a Spirit, THE "eternal" Spirit with Power, who miraculously conceived Jesus by his Spirit, his Power, and then placed his Spirit and power upon or IN Jesus. Then by God's Power, healing and miracles occurred. Jesus was then on earth and spoke God's word and gave us the Gospel, or "Good News" that God, by our believing in Jesus as the Messiah and the Son of God by miraculous conception, we can also become sons and daughters of God as Jesus was, alhtough Jesus was the only "born" son. We become son and daughters by "belief" or "faith". God's Spirit, God himself, then comes to dwell IN us and we also can then do the miracles Jesus did, by the Spirit of God IN us, and we will be raised from the dead as Jesus was by that same Spirit of God IN us. Jesus has inherited, as a son does, all God has, and we believers become "co-heirs" or "fellow heirs" with him. So it is not 3 persons of God (the Trinity) it is just God's Spirit with Power, and His Son, who then makes all believers of the same status. In addition to this, the ability to come near to God and receive Eternal life, blessing and favour from God is now open to the Gentiles also, in other words ALL mankind, not just the Jewish nation as specified by the law of Moses. Because Jesus was symbolically and literally the "Word" of God made flesh, a man, and God created all things by speakig his "Word", we then understand that all thngs were created BY Jesus as indicated below. Elsewhere in the Bible it says all things were created FOR Jesus also, so we are all His. As follows:
Ephesians 3 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,2If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:3How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,4Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)5Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;6That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:7Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.8Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;9And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:10To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,11According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 2In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. 3Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,15Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 1Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
But to fully understand all this we have to read the Bible for the Gospel Message is only in the New Testament, for that was the task God had given him.
The Qur'an confirms that Jesus is the Messiah and it has Jesus saying we must obey him, but it does not give the Gospel Message. It cannot, for we would have to write the New Testament again, not only that, we would have to write the Old Testament or Torah and Prophets again as well, because it is all linked and refers back, so none of it can be fully understood, i.e. the sin, the exodus, the blood, the sacrifice, the end times, Israel, Jerusalem, without reading the Old Testament, for it is all interlinked. In the same way the Qur'an will not make complete sense or bring order to life and its hope God has given us, without the Old and New Testament, for the Qur'an also refers back to the Bible. Although the Qur'an is not in complete agreement with the Bible on some issues and it is not essential to read the Qur:an to receive eternal life, for eternal life is in the Words of Jesus in the Gospels (New Testement) as you will see for yourself if you read it.
If we never read the Bible, we will never know, and that is dangerous if we are hoping for Eternal Life, for who is to say where that really is for sure? Certainly not our Leaders, for they are just men and women like us, and all say different things. It is an insignificant thing to read another book to check the matter out.There is nothing to be lost, unless we are under threat of death or harm if we do, then you need to make a hard choice that only God and prayer can help perhaps.
I keep trying to be concise in a few words, or a paragraph, or even an A4 page, to write what I have discovered over the years from these books, but there is so much to explain so it can be understood, then before one realises it, another book is written.So we all have to read the Bible if we want the full message of God,and to abolish terrorism, for we cannot rely just on the "Last" Prophet,for if we do we will not hear the full message of God, for the Qur'an does not have the Gospel Message in it, nor the early writings about God,and there are 20 other Prophets to hear before Jesus and His Gospel Message,in order that the Gospel Message can be fully understood.
Without reading it, we will not come to realise that God has given us "Power" when we believe the Gospel Message.
The Quran states in Surah 2: 111 And they say: None entereth Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian. These are their own desires. Say: Bring your proof (of what ye state) if ye are truthful.
The "proof" of God and his FULL message, is this power, and presence of God and answered prayer that the Bible, in the Gospels in particular says, should be with us when we believe. I have experienced this myself Please see "A Certain Life with A Certain Message" headingI have not brought healing to anyone, but others have, both now and in the past, and some have even caused life to return to those who had died.
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It may be, that because the church is not teaching the Gospel correctly i.e. the Trinity, and that Jesus is God, rather than more specifically, the Son of God we do not see miracles as often as we should. Plus it turns both Jews and Muslims away from hearing the Gospel,which then creates discord and the terrorism, for they do not hear, i.e. "read" the Gospel,
which is designed ultimately to bring peace. For we are all "one" under Christ.
Galatians 3 1O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?2This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?3Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?4Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen (the Gentiles, all those not Jews) through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.10For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.12And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the (Jewish) law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.15Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.16Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.17And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.18For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.19Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.20Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.21Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.22But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.23But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.29And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.