Monday

Drive To Charlotte!



A UNC student bought a brand 
new car and decided to drive to 
Charlotte from Chapel Hill to meet 
her friend. She reached there in 
a few hours.

After spending a few days in Charlotte, 
she decided to return, and called 
up her mother to expect her in 
the evening. But she didn't reach 
home in the evening nor the next 
day either. When she finally reached 
home on the third day, her distraught 
mother ran and asked her "What
Happened???"

She got out, obviously very tired from
a long
journey, and said,


"O, these car designers, these people 
are crazy! They have four gears for 
going forward, but only one for going 
back!"

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I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying
the really foolish thing that people often say
about Him [Jesus Christ]: "I'm ready to accept
Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't
accept His claim to be God."

That is the one thing we must not say. A man
who was merely a man and said the sort of
things Jesus said would not be a great moral
teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on a
level with a man who says he is a poached
egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell.

You must make your choice. Either this Man
was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman
or something worse ....

You can shut Him up for fool, you can spit
at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can
fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.
But let us not come up with any patronizing
nonsense about His being a great human
teacher. He has not left that option open
to us. He did not intend to.


-- From C.S. Lewis
(Author of The Chronicles of Narnia)


6 comments:

Professor Howdy said...

Teenagers and Cats


For all of you with teenagers or who had teenagers, you may want to know
why they really have a lot in common with cats:

1. Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by
name.

2. No matter what you do for them, it is not enough. Indeed, all humane
efforts are barely adequate to compensate for the privilege of waiting on
them hand and foot.

3. You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult human
being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her right
mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.

4. Even if you tell jokes as well as Jay Leno, neither your cat nor your
teen will ever crack a smile.

5. No cat or teenager shares your taste in music.

6. Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on end
without moving, barely breathing.

7. Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they did.

8. Cats and teenagers yawn in exactly the same manner, communicating that
ultimate human ecstasy -- a sense of complete and utter boredom.

9. Cats and teenagers do not improve anyone's furniture.

10. Cats that are free to roam outside sometimes have been known to
return in the middle of the night to deposit a dead animal in your bedroom.
Teenagers are not above that sort of behavior.

Thus, if you must raise teenagers, the best source of advice is not other
parents, but veterinarians. It is also a good idea to keep a guidebook on
cats on hand at all times.

Professor Howdy said...

She Was A UNC Grad & She ...

1. Took her new scarf back to the store because it was too tight.

2. Couldn't learn to water ski because she couldn't find a lake with a
slope.

3. Can't work in a pharmacy because the bottles won't fit into the
typewriter.

4. Got excited because she finished a jigsaw puzzle in 6 months and the
box said "2 to 4 years".

5. Was trapped on an escalator for hours when the power went out.

6. Couldn't call 911 because there was no 11 on any phone button.

7. When asked what the capital of California was, answered "C."

8. Burnt her nose bobbing for french fries.

9. Baked a turkey for 3 days because the instructions said 1 hour per
pound and she weighed 125.

10. Can't make Kool-Aid because 8 cups of water won't fit into those
little packets.

11. Hates M&M's because they are so hard to peel.

12. Got hurt while raking leaves; fell out of the tree.

13. Changes the baby's diaper only once a month because the label said
"good up to 20 pounds."

14. What goes "vroom-screech-vroom-screech', etc? A UNC student at a
flashing red light.

15. Two UNC students are trying to get into their car using a coat hanger
then one says, "Hurry, it's starting to rain and the top is down.

Professor Howdy said...

If you own an old refrigerator you may need to defrost the freezer
from time to time, a difficult task possibly requiring a lot of
scraping and hot water. How do modern freezers stay free
of accumulated ice?

Ice condenses in the freezer because cold air can't hold as
much water vapor as warm air. In an older freezer frost forms on
everything every time warm, moist air enters from outside. In a
more modern freezer the air is circulated by a fan and the frost
forms mostly on the coldest surface, which is the cooling coils
in the back.

You might think that the coils would quickly be surrounded by solid
ice, and they would, if not for the defrost function. Every so
often a heating element warms up the air around the coils just long
enough to melt the frost. The water trickles down the back of the
freezer to a tray near the floor where it evaporates.

Professor Howdy said...

Gesproken door Jesus: "...whoever wil zijn leven redden zal verliezen het, maar whoever verliest zal zijn leven voor me het." vinden -- Matthew 16:25

Professor Howdy said...

Want de God Zijn Zoon niet in de wereld stuurde om de wereld te veroordelen, maar dat de wereld door hem zou kunnen worden bewaard. Hij die in hem gelooft wordt niet veroordeeld; maar hij die niet gelooft wordt reeds veroordeeld, omdat hij niet in naam van de enige gecreeerde Zoon van God heeft geloofd.

Anonymous said...

Muhammad or Jesus

Muhammad - a normal man

Muhammad was born of his father Abdullah and his mother Amina. No Muslim would claim that Muhammad was born by a divine or a transcendental act. He was a normal man like all of the rest of humanity. According to the Qur'an he had to ask Allah three times to forgive for his sins (Sura al-Ghafir 40:55; Muhammad 47:19 al-Fath 48:2)

al-Ghafir 40:55

Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is true. And ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the praise of thy Lord at fall of night and in the early hours.1
فَاصْبِرْ إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ بِالْعَشِيِّ وَالْإِبْكَارِ

Maka bersabarlah kamu, karena sesungguhnya janji Allah itu benar, dan mohonlah ampunan untuk dosamu dan bertasbihlah seraya memuji Tuhanmu pada waktu petang dan pagi.

Muhammad 47:19

So know (O Muhammad) that there is no Allah save Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. Allah knoweth (both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest.
فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مُتَقَلَّبَكُمْ وَمَثْوَاكُمْ

Maka ketahuilah, bahwa sesungguhnya tidak ada Tuhan (Yang Hak) melainkan Allah dan mohonlah ampunan bagi dosamu dan bagi (dosa) orang-orang mukmin, laki-laki dan perempuan. Dan Allah mengetahui tempat kamu berusaha dan tempat tinggalmu.

al-Fath 48:2

That Allah may forgive thee of thy sin that which is past and that which is to come, and may perfect His favour unto thee, and may guide thee on a right path,
لِيَغْفِرَ لَكَ اللَّهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِن ذَنبِكَ وَمَا تَأَخَّرَ وَيُتِمَّ نِعْمَتَهُ عَلَيْكَ وَيَهْدِيَكَ صِرَاطًا مُّسْتَقِيمًا

supaya Allah memberi ampunan kepadamu terhadap dosamu yang telah lalu dan yang akan datang serta menyempurnakan nikmat-Nya atasmu dan memimpin kamu kepada jalan yang lurus,

Muhammad died and his bones are hoped to be still within his grave at Medina. According to Islamic tradition, he is waiting for the day of Judgment in an intermediate state (barzakh). All Muslims, every time they mention his name, should intercede: Allah may pray for him and grant him peace! (Sura al-Ahzab 33:56). Muhammad is not yet saved. He needs the intermediary prayers of his followers.

al-Ahzab 33:56

Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.
إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

Sesungguhnya Allah dan malaikat-malaikat-Nya bershalawat untuk Nabi. Hai orang-orang yang beriman, bersalawatlah kamu untuk Nabi dan ucapkanlah salam penghormatan kepadanya.

Jesus - a supernatural man

According to Christian and Islamic teaching Jesus was begotten by God's Word and Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He remained without sin throughout his entire life; this fact is confirmed in the Qur'an and the Hadith several times.

The Qur'an also confirms that Jesus did not remain dead but lives with God today (Sura al-'Imran 3:55 ) and Sura an-Nisa 4:158).

al-'Imran 3:55

(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.
فَاصْبِرْ إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ بِالْعَشِيِّ وَالْإِبْكَارِ

(Ingatlah), ketika Allah berfirman: "Hai Isa, sesungguhnya Aku akan menyampaikan kamu kepada akhir ajalmu dan mengangkat kamu kepada-Ku serta membersihkan kamu dari orang-orang yang kafir, dan menjadikan orang-orang yang mengikuti kamu di atas orang-orang yang kafir hingga hari kiamat. Kemudian hanya kepada Akulah kembalimu, lalu Aku memutuskan di antaramu tentang hal-hal yang selalu kamu berselisih padanya".

an-Nisa 4:158

But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise.
فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مُتَقَلَّبَكُمْ وَمَثْوَاكُمْ

Tetapi (yang sebenarnya), Allah telah mengangkat Isa kepada-Nya. Dan adalah Allah Maha Perkasa lagi Maha Bijaksana.

We know that he has reconciled us to God and intercedes for us as our high priest before God the Father.

Jesus is alive but Muhammad is dead! This is the sum and decisive difference which Muslim can comprehend from Qur'an if they seek the truth. Jesus is holy but Muhammad was a sinful man! Whoever follows Jesus will live forever. Whoever follows Muhammad will die and enter the Judgment!

The revelation that Muhammad received

Muslims believe that the majority of verses of the Qur'an were revealed to Muhammad or engraved on his soul by the angel Gabriel in flawless verbal inspiration or dictation.

However the so-called revelations of Muhammad could not have come from the angel Gabriel. God would not send the same angel to Muhammad at Mecca 600 years after the birth and death of his only Son to tell Muhammad that He, God, does not have a son and that His beloved Son was never crucified! Contradictory revelations like these cannot originate from the Father of Jesus Christ. They come from the same source as the Satanic Verses in Sura an-Najm 53:19-23 and the sermons to the jinns (spirits) which we can find in Suras Nuh 71:16 and al-Ahqaf 46:29-30.

an-Najm 53:19-23

Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-'Uzza
And Manat, the third, the other?
Are yours the males and His the females?
That indeed were an unfair division!
They are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which Allah hath revealed no warrant. They follow but a guess and that which (they) themselves desire. And now the guidance from their Lord hath come unto them.
أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ اللَّاتَ وَالْعُزَّى
وَمَنَاةَ الثَّالِثَةَ الْأُخْرَى
أَلَكُمُ الذَّكَرُ وَلَهُ الْأُنثَى
تِلْكَ إِذًا قِسْمَةٌ ضِيزَى
إِنْ هِيَ إِلَّا أَسْمَاء سَمَّيْتُمُوهَا أَنتُمْ وَآبَاؤُكُم مَّا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ بِهَا مِن سُلْطَانٍ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَمَا تَهْوَى الْأَنفُسُ وَلَقَدْ جَاءهُم مِّن رَّبِّهِمُ الْهُدَى

Maka apakah patut kamu (hai orang-orang musyrik) menganggap Al Lata dan Al Uzza,
dan Manah yang ketiga, yang paling terkemudian (sebagai anak perempuan Allah)?
Apakah (patut) untuk kamu (anak) laki-laki dan untuk Allah (anak) perempuan?
Yang demikian itu tentulah suatu pembagian yang tidak adil.
Itu tidak lain hanyalah nama-nama yang kamu dan bapak-bapak kamu mengada-adakannya; Allah tidak menurunkan suatu keterangan pun untuk (menyembah) nya. Mereka tidak lain hanyalah mengikuti sangkaan-sangkaan, dan apa yang diingini oleh hawa nafsu mereka, dan sesungguhnya telah datang petunjuk kepada mereka dari Tuhan mereka.

al-Ahqaf 46:29-30

And when We inclined toward thee (Muhammad) certain of the jinn, who wished to hear the Qur'an and, when they were in its presence, said: Give ear! and, when it was finished, turned back to their people, warning.
They said: O our people! Lo! we have heard a scripture which hath been revealed after Moses, confirming that which was before it, guiding unto the truth and a right road.
وَإِذْ صَرَفْنَا إِلَيْكَ نَفَرًا مِّنَ الْجِنِّ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقُرْآنَ فَلَمَّا حَضَرُوهُ قَالُوا أَنصِتُوا فَلَمَّا قُضِيَ وَلَّوْا إِلَى قَوْمِهِم مُّنذِرِينَ
قَالُوا يَا قَوْمَنَا إِنَّا سَمِعْنَا كِتَابًا أُنزِلَ مِن بَعْدِ مُوسَى مُصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْحَقِّ وَإِلَى طَرِيقٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

Dan (ingatlah) ketika Kami hadapkan serombongan jin kepadamu yang mendengarkan Al Qur'an, maka tatkala mereka menghadiri pembacaan (nya) lalu mereka berkata: "Diamlah kamu (untuk mendengarkannya)". Ketika pembacaan telah selesai mereka kembali kepada kaumnya (untuk) memberi peringatan.
Mereka berkata: "Hai kaum kami, sesungguhnya kami telah mendengarkan kitab (Al Qur'an) yang telah diturunkan sesudah Musa yang membenarkan kitab-kitab yang sebelumnya lagi memimpin kepada kebenaran dan kepada jalan yang lurus.

Perhaps, Muhammad was not a medium but only thought the heard voices. He adopted certain Jewish teachings that reject Jesus as the Son of God. He was also misled by a Christian sect that believed in a trinity of father, mother and son. Ignorant of the true teachings of Christianity, Muhammad rejected this unbiblical trinity as well as everything connected with the triune God. His doctrine developed into a super-power that binds 20 percent of the world population in an anti-Christian spirit and separates them from the salvation that Jesus Christ accomplished for them.

If we compare Muhammad and the Lord Jesus Christ in the light of the Gospel, we must confess that Muhammad and the Qur'an are possessed by an anti-biblical, anti-Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-Church spirit. But several times Muhammad testifies in the Qur'an that Jesus is the Word of God Incarnate and a Spirit of Him (Sura Al 'Imran 3:39,45,64; an-Nisa 4:171; Sura Maryam 19:34; Sura at-Tahrim 66:12 and Sura al-Anbiya 21:91).

al-'Imran 3:45

(And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! 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).
إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلآئِكَةُ يَا مَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِّنْهُ اسْمُهُ الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ وَجِيهًا فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ وَمِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ

Sesungguhnya pada langit dan bumi benar-benar terdapat tanda-tanda (kekuasaan Allah) untuk orang-orang yang beriman.

an-Nisa 4:171

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 Allah. 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.
يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لاَ تَغْلُواْ فِي دِينِكُمْ وَلاَ تَقُولُواْ عَلَى اللّهِ إِلاَّ الْحَقِّ إِنَّمَا الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ وَكَلِمَتُهُ أَلْقَاهَا إِلَى مَرْيَمَ وَرُوحٌ مِّنْهُ فَآمِنُواْ بِاللّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَلاَ تَقُولُواْ ثَلاَثَةٌ انتَهُواْ خَيْرًا لَّكُمْ إِنَّمَا اللّهُ إِلَـهٌ وَاحِدٌ سُبْحَانَهُ أَن يَكُونَ لَهُ وَلَدٌ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَات وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ وَكَفَى بِاللّهِ وَكِيلاً

Wahai Ahli Kitab, janganlah kamu melampaui batas dalam agamamu, dan janganlah kamu mengatakan terhadap Allah kecuali yang benar. Sesungguhnya Al Masih, Isa putra Maryam itu, adalah utusan Allah dan (yang diciptakan dengan) kalimat-Nya yang disampaikan-Nya kepada Maryam, dan (dengan tiupan) roh dari-Nya. Maka berimanlah kamu kepada Allah dan rasul-rasul-Nya dan janganlah kamu mengatakan: "(Tuhan itu) tiga", berhentilah (dari ucapan itu). (Itu) lebih baik bagimu. Sesungguhnya Allah Tuhan Yang Maha Esa, Maha Suci Allah dari mempunyai anak, segala yang di langit dan di bumi adalah kepunyaan-Nya. Cukuplah Allah sebagai Pemelihara.

Maryam 19:34

Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt.
ذَلِكَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ قَوْلَ الْحَقِّ الَّذِي فِيهِ يَمْتَرُونَ

Itulah Isa putra Maryam, yang mengatakan perkataan yang benar, yang mereka berbantah-bantahan tentang kebenarannya.

at-Tahrim 66:12

And Mary, daughter of 'Imran, whose body was chaste, therefor We breathed therein something of Our Spirit. And she put faith in the words of her Lord and His scriptures, and was of the obedient.
وَمَرْيَمَ ابْنَتَ عِمْرَانَ الَّتِي أَحْصَنَتْ فَرْجَهَا فَنَفَخْنَا فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِنَا وَصَدَّقَتْ بِكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّهَا وَكُتُبِهِ وَكَانَتْ مِنَ الْقَانِتِينَ

dan Maryam putri Imran yang memelihara kehormatannya, maka Kami tiupkan ke dalam rahimnya sebagian dari roh (ciptaan) Kami; dan dia membenarkan kalimat-kalimat Tuhannya dan Kitab-kitab-Nya; dan adalah dia termasuk orang-orang yang taat.

al-Anbiya 21:91

And she who was chaste, therefor We breathed into her (something) of Our Spirit and made her and her son a token for (all) peoples.
وَالَّتِي أَحْصَنَتْ فَرْجَهَا فَنَفَخْنَا فِيهَا مِن رُّوحِنَا وَجَعَلْنَاهَا وَابْنَهَا آيَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

Dan (ingatlah kisah) Maryam yang telah memelihara kehormatannya, lalu Kami tiupkan ke dalam (tubuh) nya ruh dari Kami dan Kami jadikan dia dan anaknya tanda (kekuasaan Allah) yang besar bagi semesta alam.

In spite of this clever compromise we must have the courage to apply Galatians 1:8 to Islam.

Galatians 1:8

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! (NIV)
ولكن ان بشرناكم نحن او ملاك من السماء بغير ما بشرناكم فليكن اناثيما‫.

Tetapi sekalipun kami atau seorang malaikat dari sorga yang memberitakan kepada kamu suatu injil yang berbeda dengan Injil yang telah kami beritakan kepadamu, terkutuklah dia.

Jesus Christ is the revelation of God's grace

After Jesus' revelation of grace, Muhammad re-created a religion of law which tries to establish itself as a theocratic state. Christians, however, do not live under the law but in Christ (Romans 6:14).

Romans 6:14

For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. (NIV)
فان الخطية لن تسودكم لانكم لستم تحت الناموس بل تحت النعمة

Sebab kamu tidak akan dikuasai lagi oleh dosa, karena kamu tidak berada di bawah hukum Taurat, tetapi di bawah kasih karunia.

Paul's struggle against the Jewish legalistic way of life is a model for our dealing with Islam.

Christians do not believe in a book or a law but in a person, the incarnate Son of God. Jesus is our Gospel; the books of the Bible all point to him. The PERSON Jesus is the Bibles answer to Islam.

Jesus and Muhammad commanded different missionary movements

Jesus and Muhammad commanded world mission to their followers. Several times Allah gave the order to the Muslims through their prophet: Fight against them until there will Muslims longer be a temptation and religion (of Islam) will be reigning worldwide for Allah! (Sura al-Baqara 2:193; Sura al-Anfal 8:39;Sura al-Tawba 9:29; Sura an-Nisa 4:74).

al-Baqara 2:193

And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrong-doers.
وَقَاتِلُوهُمْ حَتَّى لاَ تَكُونَ فِتْنَةٌ وَيَكُونَ الدِّينُ لِلّهِ فَإِنِ انتَهَواْ فَلاَ عُدْوَانَ إِلاَّ عَلَى الظَّالِمِينَ

Dan perangilah mereka itu, sehingga tidak ada fitnah lagi dan (sehingga) ketaatan itu hanya semata-mata untuk Allah. Jika mereka berhenti (dari memusuhi kamu), maka tidak ada permusuhan (lagi), kecuali terhadap orang-orang yang lalim.

al-Anfal 8:39

And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But if they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.
وَقَاتِلُوهُمْ حَتَّى لاَ تَكُونَ فِتْنَةٌ وَيَكُونَ الدِّينُ كُلُّهُ لِلّه فَإِنِ انتَهَوْاْ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ بِمَا يَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ

Dan perangilah mereka, supaya jangan ada fitnah dan supaya agama itu semata-mata untuk Allah. Jika mereka berhenti (dari kekafiran), maka sesungguhnya Allah Maha Melihat apa yang mereka kerjakan.

al-Tawba 9:29

Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.
قَاتِلُواْ الَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَلاَ بِالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَلاَ يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَلاَ يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْكِتَابَ حَتَّى يُعْطُواْ الْجِزْيَةَ عَن يَدٍ وَهُمْ صَاغِرُونَ

Perangilah orang-orang yang tidak beriman kepada Allah dan tidak (pula) kepada hari kemudian dan mereka tidak mengharamkan apa yang telah diharamkan oleh Allah dan Rasul-Nya dan tidak beragama dengan agama yang benar (agama Allah), (yaitu orang-orang) yang diberikan Al Kitab kepada mereka, sampai mereka membayar jizyah dengan patuh sedang mereka dalam keadaan tunduk.

an-Nisa 4:74

Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.
فَلْيُقَاتِلْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ الَّذِينَ يَشْرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا بِالآخِرَةِ وَمَن يُقَاتِلْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ فَيُقْتَلْ أَو يَغْلِبْ فَسَوْفَ نُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا

Karena itu hendaklah orang-orang yang menukar kehidupan dunia dengan kehidupan akhirat berperang di jalan Allah. Barang siapa yang berperang di jalan Allah, lalu gugur atau memperoleh kemenangan maka kelak akan Kami berikan kepadanya pahala yang besar.

Allah commanded the unholy war that divides the world into a House of War (Dar al-Harb) and House of Islam(Dar al-Islam). Primarily, the Islamic mission is not aimed at spiritual renewal of mankind, but it tries to seize power wherever possible. The Kingdom of Allah is to be built on this earth now using all possible means. Muhammad ordered a violent and murderous type of mission.

The Mission of Salvation, as Jesus commanded it, is based on his redemptive death and the outpouring of the renewing power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:18).

Acts 2:18

Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. (NIV)
وعلى عبيدي ايضا واماءي اسكب من روحي في تلك الايام فيتنبأون

Juga ke atas hamba-hamba-Ku laki-laki dan perempuan akan Kucurahkan Roh-Ku pada hari-hari itu dan mereka akan bernubuat.

Jesus did not train his followers for bloody combat. He preferred to die for his enemies on the cross instead of killing them.

However, Muhammad commanded and participated in all types of robbery together with his followers, and he asked them to murder his enemies secretly. He commanded the mass murder of 600 to 800 Jews in Medina (ibn Hisham) His model as a war-lord continues to inspire his followers until today.

Jesus strictly forbade his followers to fight with the sword (Matthew 26:52; John 18:11).

Matthew 26:52

"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.
فقال له يسوع رد سيفك الى مكانه .لان كل الذين يأخذون السيف بالسيف يهلكون‫.

Maka kata Yesus kepadanya: "Masukkan pedang itu kembali ke dalam sarungnya, sebab barangsiapa menggunakan pedang, akan binasa oleh pedang.

John 18:11

Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?"
فقال يسوع لبطرس اجعل سيفك في الغمد .الكاس التي اعطاني الآب ألا اشربها

Kata Yesus kepada Petrus: "Sarungkan pedangmu itu; bukankah Aku harus minum cawan yang diberikan Bapa kepada-Ku?"

He commanded them follow him in self-denial and love by word and deed, and to pray
For their enemies just as he did .Our Lord is meek and humble (Matthew 11: 29 ff)
He will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5).

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
احملوا نيري عليكم وتعلموا منيلاني وديع ومتواضع القلبفتجدوا راحة لنفوسكم

Pikullah kuk yang Kupasang dan belajarlah pada-Ku, karena Aku lemah lembut dan rendah hati dan jiwamu akan mendapat ketenangan.

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
طوبى للودعاء .لانهم يرثون الارض‫.

Berbahagialah mereka yang lemah-lembut, karena mereka akan memiliki bumi.

Summary

The topic of Muhammad or Jesus that we have dealt with are not connected primarily with the teachings of Islam and Christianity but with Muhammad and Jesus themselves. Islam is the personification of Muhammad and his teachings (Qur'an and Sunna).

Christian are called to unite to the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ in His spiritual body and to represent humbly his holy love on earth.

Romans 12:5

so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (NIV)
هكذا نحن الكثيرين جسد واحد في المسيح واعضاء بعضا لبعض كل واحد للآخر‫.

demikian juga kita, walaupun banyak, adalah satu tubuh di dalam Kristus; tetapi kita masing-masing adalah anggota yang seorang terhadap yang lain.

We know that Jesus lives and that he triumphs in Islamic countries through his followers. He himself is the Gospel and the complete answer to Islam.

Muhammad will one day worship Jesus although he once sarcastically said: if the Merciful had a son , I would be the first of his worshippers (Sura az-Zukhruf 43:81).

az-Zukhruf 43:81

Say (O Muhammad): If the Beneficent One hath a son, then, I shall be first among the worshippers. (But there is no son).
قُلْ إِن كَانَ لِلرَّحْمَنِ وَلَدٌ فَأَنَا أَوَّلُ الْعَابِدِينَ

Katakanlah, jika benar Tuhan Yang Maha Pemurah mempunyai anak, maka akulah (Muhammad) orang yang mula-mula memuliakan (anak itu).

Muhammad will have to bow his knees and confess the answer of the Gospel to Islam:

and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father
Philippians 2:11

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