Saturday, May 28, 2011

Jesus was a Muslim

Well, if you believe the billboards that say Jesus is a prophet of Islam, than the logical conclusion is that he has to have been a Muslim. 

Of course we know better, don't we?  The problem is that many people will believe this claim, and without having a basic understanding of Islamic doctrine they will pass this false information on, perpetuating Islam as a religion of peace.

One thing is for sure, Christians will not be out murdering those who "insulted" Jesus Christ.

From The Sydney Morning Herald May 28 by Aaron Cook
He's not the son of God, just the support act

Thought-provoking? Yes it is ... an advertisment paid for by Islamic group MyPeace.
CHRISTIANS in Sydney will have their core beliefs challenged by provocative advertisements due to appear on billboards and buses in the next month.

The ads, paid for by an Islamic group called MyPeace, will carry slogans such as ''Jesus: a prophet of Islam'', ''Holy Quran: the final testament'' and ''Muhammad: mercy to mankind''.

A phone number urges people to call to receive a free Koran and other Islamic literature.

The organiser of MyPeace, Diaa Mohamed, said the campaign was intended to educate non-Muslims about Islam. He said Jesus was a prophet of Islam, who was to come before Muhammad. ''The only difference is we say he was a prophet of God, and they say he is God,'' Mr Mohamed said. ''Is it thought-provoking? Yes, it is. We want to raise awareness that Islam believes in Jesus Christ,'' he said.

Mr Mohamed said he hoped the billboards would encourage Christians and Muslims to find common ground. They were not intended to downgrade the significance of Jesus. ''We embrace him and say that he was one of the mightiest prophets of God.''
MyPeace plans to extend the campaign, funded by private donations, to television.

The Anglican Bishop of South Sydney, Rob Forsyth, said it was ''complete nonsense'' to say Jesus was a prophet of Islam. ''Jesus was not the prophet of a religion that came into being 600 years later.''

But the billboard was not offensive, he said. ''They've got a perfect right to say it, and I would defend their right to say it [but] … you couldn't run a Christian billboard in Saudi Arabia.''

Of course not, as Islam is a one-way street.

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Jay Knott said...

So what's your point? Do you think countries like Australia should abolish freedom of religion until countries like Saudi Arabia adopt it?

Anonymous said...

Muslims now have a dilemma!!!
To publicly accept JESUS CHRIST, as a Prophet, they have got to publicly denounce Mohammad, because his teachings are false and do not line up with Jesus teachings in the Bible.
Jesus Himself said He was the Son of God!!!

Frank Hatch said...

Jesus son of Mary:

I accepted an invitation to be the token Christian at my Muslim neighbors' end feast of Ramadan. To begin on common ground, I noted that there was only One God and that the Messiah, Jesus, is a son of Mary (a Jewish maiden betrothed to Joseph). Then the common ground came to an end.

Since I accepted that Christ is the Son of God and a son of Mary, I can only conclude that the Jews are the chosen people. The choice of Mary could not be a random event. Thus, neither could the choice of her people be a random event.

With Moses, the Jews were trained in the particular kind of God who visited them, guided them, freed them, and disciplined them. Although the Jews rightly rejected a pantheistic god (i.e., individuals becoming amorphous, poorly defined portions of a World Soul), the stewards were wrong to expect the Lord God authority to rest with an angel or someone more impressive than a carpenter. When the son of Man spoke with the authority of the Lord God, the status of the human species rose above angels. Thus, we have been commanded by angels not to bow down to angels. Only Lucifer insists on bowing and prostration. Gabriel won't tolerate it.

I wasn't invited to another feast.

Best Regards,

Frank Hatch
Initial Mass Displacements