Christmas, Calvary and the Coronation

imageedit_14_6639771661The most important message of Christmas is not so much that Jesus came, but why He came.  Jesus was arguably the first and only human to ever be born, with the express purpose, from day one, to die.

There was no salvation in His birth. Nor did the sinless way He lived His life have any redemptive force of its own.  His example, as flawless as it was, could not rescue men from their sins.  Even His teaching, the greatest truth ever revealed to man, could not pay the penalty for our sinful actions.

But a penalty needed to be paid.  Someone had to die. And only Jesus Christ filled the bill.  


Jesus came to earth, of course, to reveal God to mankind.
He came to teach truth.
He came to fulfill the Law.
He came to offer His kingdom.
He came to show us how to live.
He came to reveal God’s love.
He came to bring peace.
He came to heal the sick.
He came to minister to the needy.

Yet, Jesus could have done them all without being born as a human. He could have simply appeared‚ÄĒlike the angel of the Lord often did in the Old Testament‚ÄĒand accomplished everything in the list above, without actually becoming a man. But He had one more reason for coming…

He came to die.¬† And you can’t die if you were never born.

Here’s a side to the Christmas story that isn’t often told: Those soft little hands, fashioned by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb, were made so that nails might one day be driven into them.  Those baby feet, pink and unable to walk, would one day stagger up a dusty hill with complete determination to be nailed to that Cross. That sweet infant’s head was formed so that someday men might force a crown of thorns onto it. That tender body, warm and soft, wrapped in swaddling clothes, would one day be stabbed by a spear to confirm for the Roman soldiers at the Cross that He was dead Рafter he also had 39 strikes of a cat-o-nine-tails rip that body to shreds.

40 was the death penalty. 

In that stable, which may have been surrounded by palm trees, we might have seen a lone donkey standing in a corner, quietly chewing his barley straw and witnessing a historic visit from several kings of the East to this oddly-quiet baby boy.  Years later, another donkey, perhaps a descendant of this one in the stable, would carry this same boy, now even quieter than He was as an infant, though a King now Himself, through the streets of Jerusalem Рwith branches from palm trees carpeting their path. 

A star was shining over that birthplace in Bethlehem the night that the shepherds, out tending their flocks, were the first to hear the Good News of the birth of this “someday Saviour” from the announcing angels.¬† 33 years later, even the sun itself refused to shine over the city of Jerusalem, as the man they called the Good Shepherd…¬†

…was nailed to a tree that He grew from a seed, on a hill that He formed as Creator.

Though He had the power to call 10,000 angels Рjust like the ones that announced His birth Рto come and spare Him from a horrible death, He chose not to.   

The angels sang “glory to God”¬†the day He was born – but on the day He died, even God Himself hid his face from the unfolding proceedings.¬†

The messenger angel told the shepherds to not be afraid.   On the day He died, everyone who believed in Him was terrified.

The public¬†proclamation of those angels at His birth was “Good news of great joy to all the people.”¬† The day He died, His own disciples didn’t even publically acknowledge that they knew Him. It¬†was all bad news and great sorrow on that day, when¬†“all the people” called for Him to be crucified.

And that¬†good will to men” that was promised on the day He was born was repaid on the day He died with nothing but ill will from those men. The “peace on Earth” that God promised to mankind was thrown into chaos when¬†mankind had the gall to actually kill the Prince of Peace.

b814198f967597170ca000c870276c58Jesus’ parents ended up having to borrow a barn to shelter their newborn baby in.¬† 33 years later, His mother would be forced to watch as real estate was once again borrowed on His behalf – this time the tomb that would shelter His now-dead body in.¬†

 And just as she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes on His first day as a human being, Mary also assisted in wrapping His body in burial cloths on His last day too.

As author John MacArthur wrote:

“It‚Äôs appropriate to commemorate the birth of Christ. But don‚Äôt make the mistake of leaving Him as a baby in a manger. Keep in mind that His birth was just the first step in God‚Äôs glorious plan of redemption. Remember that it‚Äôs the triumph of Christ‚Äôs sacrificial death that gives meaning to His humble birth. You can‚Äôt truly celebrate one without the other.

 

cradlecrosscrownIn Billy Graham’s book “The Cradle, Cross and Crown“, he summarizes Jesus’ mission this way:

“The entire saving action of God was:
Inaugurated at Bethlehem,
Achieved at Calvary,
Authenticated by the Resurrection, and
Celebrated at the Ascension”.

We could have had Christmas without Easter.  And it would have been meaningless Рthe birthday of yet another dead religious leader, whose life was cut short too soon, but whose death, in the end, would have meant no more than yours or mine.

We cannot have Good Friday¬†without Christmas.¬† Jesus had to come and be born as a human being, to wrap the eternal and divine in the “flesh suit” of a human being, so that He could take on the sins of the world as a man, pay for those crimes with His death on the Cross.¬† But if that was the end of the story, then ladies and gentleman, we are serving a dead God – no more able to deal with our sinful lives than any other religious figure could have.¬† Buddha, Krishna, Mohammad all have graves that you can visit too.

We cannot have Good Friday without Easter Sunday.¬† Without the Resurrection of Christ, the famous hymn would say “What can wash away my sins?¬† Nothing!”.

The Apostle Paul wrote that “If Christ has not been raised,¬†then our preaching is in vain and your¬†

faith is in vain‚ÄĚ (1 Corinthians 15:14).

The Resurrection gave Jesus victory over death, Hell and the grave.¬† Without it, He would have been more appropriate to cry “I AM Finished” instead of “It Is Finished”, from the Cross.¬† His death alone had no meaning, if He stayed in that tomb.¬†

At best, He would die a martyr for His cause. While that may have the power to whip up even millions of faithful followers over the centuries, it does nothing to pay the price for their sinful pasts.  Christianity would then have been just another meaningless dead religion, perhaps able to thrill and inspire us with the heroic actions and teachings of Christ, but like all the other dead religions, unable to answer the problem of sin.  Or raise us from the dead one day as well, as the Bible says we will someday experience.

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Whether the disciples actually showed great faith or not after His crucifixion is debatable, but they DID intentionally borrow His tomb, not buy it.  Perhaps that was their only option Рbut if Jesus had in fact never resurrected from the dead, they eventually would have had to come up with a solution that was more permanent.

And one has to wonder what Joseph of Arimathea was thinking in loaning out a tomb for Jesus?¬† On the surface, it sounded like a pretty dumb business decision.¬† The Bible doesn’t say that he rented the tomb out to the disciples.¬† They borrowed the property much like one might borrow a car or an item of clothing or a book.

Joseph of Arimathea would have possibly assumed he was never getting that borrowed tomb back, but the Bible doesn’t say that.¬† After all, Jesus attended 3 funerals in his lifetime that we see recorded in Scripture – for his friend Lazarus, for the Roman centurion’s young son who had recently died, and His own.¬† He interrupted all three with a resurrection.¬† Perhaps the disciples had more faith than we thought?¬†¬†

We are quick to judge poor Peter, not just on that day when he denied Christ 3 times, but starting some time before, when he jumped over the side of a boat he was in, and started walking on water toward Jesus.¬† Reality eventually set in, and he¬†started to drown – needing Jesus to rescue him.¬† “What weak faith”, we may sniff.¬† But Peter actually jumped over the side of the boat and started walking on water.¬† And as the head of the Church, appointed by Jesus as such, Peter also would have some hand in the arrangements for borrowing Jesus’ tomb too.

quote-the-men-who-followed-him-were-unique-in-their-generation-they-turned-the-world-upside-down-because-billy-graham-74270No wonder the Early Church “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).¬† Being able to return the borrowed tomb of Jesus to Joseph of Arimathea – after Christ rose triumphant from the grave on that first Easter Sunday – would have been all the faith booster that most people would ever need.

The resurrection solidified the faith of the disciples permanently.¬† We never read again that Paul, Peter, or any of the 10 other disciples –¬† even the guy they nicknamed “Doubting Thomas” – ever actually doubted anything Jesus said ever again.¬† And today, there are approximately 2.6 billion Christians around the world – a testament to the power, not only of the Cross, but the Resurrection too.

And Christ has a new position in heavenly places because of the REsurrection too.¬† Ephesians 4:10 expresses the full dimensions of it: ‚ÄúHe who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.‚ÄĚ

Every king is crowned in a coronation ceremony. Jesus Christ is no exception! He too will be crowned as supreme Ruler‚ÄĒas King¬†of kings.

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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted:  December 14, 2019
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The Poppy and the Cross

In Canada today, the two most dramatic symbols representing our society, our freedoms Рeven our very identity as Canadians Рare arguably:
– The poppy, which we wear with pride around Remembrance Day (November 11) annually, and…
– The Cross, which we revere every day of the year.

So it should be no surprise that BOTH symbols are under fervent attack by secular humanism and the rise of false religions, more than any other in Canada today.¬† For if the enemies of everything we hold dear simply strike at our foundations, this entire structure we call “Canada”…

…will come crashing to the ground.


Canadian troops at the Second Battle of Ypres, April 1915, and in Afghanistan, December 2008 (Credit: Canadian War Museum – http://www.warmuseum.ca)

THE POPPY

We are NOTHING as a country, if we choose to ignore the individual and corporate sacrifices, (in ‚Äúsweat, blood, toil and tears‚ÄĚ, as Winston Churchill once said), of the brave men and women who have served in our Canadian Armed Forces with honour for 152 years and counting.

On Remembrance Day annually (November 11), we pause for a moment at 11:11 AM local time, in whatever part of this HUGE country’s we may be in, to commemorate the moment when, on that date and time in 1918, the Great War – the “War to End All Wars”, the “Seminal Catastrophe”, or the “European War” as it was known, finally came to a close.

This was the first global war in world history.  Starting in Europe on July 28, 1914, and carrying on for 1,567 days until November 11, 1918.  70 million troops marched onto battlefields in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history.  It was also the deadliest, claiming 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians, as a direct result of the war, and over 20 million others from diseases like the Spanish flu, that claimed another 50 to 100 million, starvation and scattered genocides that followed.

Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France – where the names of the 11,285 Canadians who lost their lives in France and who had no known grave are recorded.

We wear a poppy to commemorate what our soldiers did there because it MATTERED.¬† Our young boys stepped into living Hell on hardened battlefields, that had equally hard names to pronounce and spell –¬† like Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy (1915), The Somme (1916), Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Lens, Passchendaele and Cambrai (1917).¬† In every situation, we did things beyond our training.¬† We successfully completed missions that France and England, who had 1,000 year old military histories, couldn’t do.¬† Canadian soldiers often did the unthinkable – at times, even the impossible – for 1,567 days (from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918), and we assisted the Allies in defeating the Central Powers, which included three Empires (German, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian), as well as¬†Bulgaria.

Little Canada was not even 50 years old when the war started.¬† Only 8 million residents in the whole country then.¬† ¬† We grew up into adulthood before the eyes of the world.¬† So foundational was our input in World War I that the last 100 days, from August 8 to November 11, 1918, are known today as “Canada’s Hundred Days”.¬† At one point during World War I, 7% of Canadians were in uniform, one of the highest participation rates by any army in any war in world history.¬† ¬†If the US had that size of army based on population, it would number 22 million.¬† If China did, their armies would have number 97 million.

The installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London, commemorating the centenary of Britain’s involvement in the First World War . (Credit: Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph)

We wear a poppy to show solidarity with the everyday Canadians who fought for us so long ago.¬† They were us.¬† A total of 619,636 Canadians enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the war, 424,000 served overseas – and 59,544 died during the war (51,748 as a result of enemy action, and 7,796 from “friendly fire” incidents, accidents and disease).¬† ¬†Hundreds of thousands more worked in the war effort back home, in administration, factories making munitions, equipment, tanks, planes, ships, uniforms, and growing and packaging food and medicine.¬† There wasn’t a familiy in Canada that was untouched by the war – there were likely few in the country that didn’t know someone overseas.¬† Many also knew someone who died there.

And this war was not as advertised – it did not “end all wars”.¬† In fact, just 21 years later, the world would once again be set on fire, with battles raging on three continents, as Hitler and his Nazi hordes attempted to conquer the world.¬† By the time the final bomb had been dropped on Nagasaki on August 8, 1945, and the two wars had finally ended in Europe, Africa and Asia, over 60 million people had died, including 25 million Russian civilians alone.

We wear a poppy to remember that Canadian soldiers changed the world.¬† And Canada had become a new symbol of freedom and hope in the world.¬† ¬†We sent over 1 million soldiers to Europe, many of whom didn’t come home for 6 years in World War II.¬† Tens of thousands didn’t come home at all.¬† We declared war on Hitler just one week after Great Britain and France did, on September 10, 1939.¬† We weren’t forced to – the King had told our government that we had free will to determine if this is was a cause we wanted to send our boys into harm’s way for.¬† We debated it in Parliament, we thought about it, we prayed about it.¬† And we did it.¬† Once we declared war on September 10, we had troops on the ground in Europe just 2 weeks later.¬† And our boys volunteered for it.¬† It took the US another 820 days before they joined the war, and their troops had to be drafted, even then, to do so.

We wear a poppy over our hearts, because we loved these young men, and because they gave all they had, with all their hearts, for us.  We honour the heroic contributions of our soldiers, over the last 1.5 centuries, to the building of our nation.  And to the freedom enjoyed by the entire Western world.  They were literally a force for good that stopped the forces of evil spreading across the globe.

Speaking of which – there are some misguided Cretans who introduced a rainbow poppy this year, just before British Armistice Day – like the gay community wasn’t getting enough attention during commemorations for our war dead?¬† Attempting to turn the poppy into a culturally misappropriated gay symbol is outrageous.

These are likely the same morons that wear a pink triangle as a symbol of connection with the LGBT community – not realizing that the symbol was introduced in the Nazi concentration camp system, along with the yellow star, to help sort out which prisoners were which.

It is also truly disgusting that some in the Muslim community boycott the sale of poppies because they consider it a symbol of “racism”, and some Legion branches in the UK stopped selling them in “certain areas” of Britain to avoid offense, though they have been selling them throughout the UK since 1921.¬† This vocal minority of Muslims try to extinguish the symbol altogether – yet they are hardly the spokespeople for racial tolerance in the world.

THE CROSS

In Canada, our freedoms are only authentically maintained when our people still hold dear to the sacrifices symbolized by the POPPY – and we must ‚ÄúNEVER FORGET‚ÄĚ to STAND AND SALUTE those who shed their blood for victories over dictators and despots.

However, that freedom only truly exists in Canada and indeed in EVERY nation on Earth, when the people hold EVEN MORE dear to the Sacrifice actualized by the CROSS of JESUS CHRIST – and we must ‚ÄúBE IN REMEMBRANCE‚ÄĚ to KNEEL, BOW AND CLING to the One who shed His blood for our final victory over the Devil and even Death itself.

I STAND to honor the anthem and the flag, and symbolically pin a poppy OVER MY HEART today, with pride and thankfulness.

But first…

I KNEEL and BOW to honor the Cross, and literally invite the Saviour of the World, Jesus Christ, to LIVE INSIDE MY HEART, with humility and thankfulness.

Because of the sacrifices of Canadians – on far off battlefields – many individual freedoms are enjoyed today by the Canadian people.

But without the Sacrifice of Christ – ‚Äúon a hill far away‚ÄĚ – WE HAVE NO FREEDOM AT ALL – either on this Earth or eternity to come.

‚ÄúSo if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.‚ÄĚ (John 8:36)

‚ÄúIt is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.‚Ä̬† (Galatians 5:1)

‚ÄúIn him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.‚Ä̬† (Ephesians 3:12)

‚ÄúI will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.‚Ä̬† (Psalm 119:45)

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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted:  November 10, 2019
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Why Allah Is Not My “Father”… Or My God

I was recently asked on Quora, the question/answer site with over one billion monthly users, why Christians do not simply accept Allah, the God of Islam, as being our “Father”.  This, in its entirety, was my answer to that question..


If you watch any amount of mainstream news, or the endless propaganda coming from North American and European Muslims today, you’ve likely been convinced that Muslims believe Jesus was a good teacher or a great Prophet – and that, whie they might have issues with the Church and Christians, it’s all rainbows and unicorns when they think about Jesus.

 You’ve likely even heard that “Allah” is just another word for “God”.  I would imagine you’ve also heard that when you boil it all down, we all really serve the same God, underneath it all.

If you’ve heard all this and believed it – you’re in for a rude awakening.

There is a popular belief, spread often by non-Muslim Western nations’ readers, and of course by Muslims themselves, that not only is Islam a “religion of peace” (which is so ironic and outrageous, in light of the news we read every day, it’s almost humorous), but that Allah and the God of the Bible, and Jehovah of the Jewish Talmud, are all one and the same Divine being.

That is absolute rubbish, and as you are going to see, from quotes pulled from the Quran itself, not only does Islam believe that Christ is NOT the Son of God,  the Quran actually states that anyone believing that Jesus is the Son of God – should be destroyed by God for their perverted way of thinking.

Open your hearts and minds. We are in a war for our very souls.  And Islam is the self-declared enemy of the Cross.  We cannot allow anyone to tell us differently  – for we are being led to the slaughter if we do.

An Islamic meme which makes no bones about stating that Christ couldn’t be God, as Allah has never been “incarnated in other forms.” BLASPHEMY.

Before we get to Jesus, we need to focus on Allah in the Quran.  He is the central figure of the Islamic religion and the one who apparently created the world, and gave us all life.  But if you are being told that He and Jehovah God of the Bible are one and the same, you are going to have to take a second look at the very words from the pages of the Quran themselves.  Whoever Allah is, he is not what Christians would recognize as the God of the Bible.

Christianity teaches that Jesus is the Son of God, but the Quran says:

Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow)  2:

  • And they say, “None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a Christian.” That is [merely] their wishful thinking, Say, “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful.” (2:111)

So, the Quran teaches that it is wishful thinking for Christians to think they will enter Heaven through the work of Christ.  That is absolute BLASPHEMY

  • Yes [on the contrary], whoever submits his face in Islam to Allah while being a doer of good will have his reward with his Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve (2:112)

Continuing from the verse above, we see that only those who believe in Allah will be rewarded.  In other words, Christians and Jews don’t get any rewards in Heaven, as they don’t believe in Allah.

  • The Jews say “The Christians have nothing [true] to stand on,” and the Christians say, “The Jews have nothing to stand on,” although they [both] recite the Scripture. Thus the polytheists speak the same as their words. But Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they used to differ.  (2:113)

  • And who are more unjust than those who prevent the name of Allah from being mentioned in His mosques and strive toward their destruction. It is not for them to enter them except in fear. For them in this world is disgrace, and they will have in the Hereafter a great punishment. (2:114)  They say, ” Allah has taken a son.” Exalted is He! Rather, to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. All are devoutly obedient to Him (2:116)  Indeed, We have sent you, [O Muhammad], with the truth as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and you will not be asked about the companions of Hellfire. (2:119)  And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance.” If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.  (2:120)  Those to whom We have given the Book recite it with its true recital. They [are the ones who] believe in it. And whoever disbelieves in it – it is they who are the losers.  (2:121)  They say, “Be Jews or Christians [so] you will be guided.” Say, “Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists.”  (2:135)  

The Quran mentions in chapter 3, verses 52-53, that the disciples submitted to the faith of Islam:

Ask the Children of Israel how many a sign of evidence We have given them. And whoever exchanges the favor of Allah [for disbelief] after it has come to him – then indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.  (2:211)

But when Jesus felt [persistence in] disbelief from them, he said, “Who are my supporters for [the cause of] Allah ?” The disciples said,” We are supporters for Allah. We have believed in Allah and testify that we are Muslims [submitting to Him. (Quran Surah Al-Imran 52-53)

The longest narrative involving Jesus’ disciples is when they request a laden table to be sent from Heaven, for further proof that Jesus is preaching the true message:

Behold! the disciples, said: “O Jesus the son of Mary! can thy Lord send down to us a table set (with viands) from heaven?” Said Jesus: “Fear Allah, if ye have faith.”

They said: “We only wish to eat thereof and satisfy our hearts, and to know that thou hast indeed told us the truth; and that we ourselves may be witnesses to the miracle.”
Said Jesus, the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us‚ÄĒfor the first and the last of us‚ÄĒa solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”

Allah said: “I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples.” (Quran Surah Al-Ma’ida 112-115)

In Islam, Jesus is believed to have been the precursor to Muhammad, attributing the name Ahmad to someone who would follow Jesus. Islam traditionally teaches the rejection of divinity, that Jesus was not God incarnate, nor the Son of God and, according to some interpretations of the Quran, the death and crucifixion is widely denied and not believed to have occurred.

Despite the earliest Muslim traditions and exegesis quoting somewhat conflicting reports regarding death and length of death, the mainstream Muslim belief is that Jesus did not suffer death but was instead raised alive to heaven.

That is a huge problem.  If Jesus did not die, then His blood was not shed for our sins.  Our sins are therefore not cleansed – we would continue to require the sacrifice of animals, and the shedding of their blood in order to merely cover, but not cleanse, us of sin.  The Bible says that Jesus “died (comma) and was buried (period), then ladies and gentlemen, we have a dead religion serving a dead God.  And we remain dead in our sins.

Islam would like to perpetuate this myth, because underneath it all, Islam is a false religion, which could only possibly have one source or founder – one who seeks to be as a God, one who seeks to replace God.  And Islam cannot accept Jesus in the form that He stated he was, because to do so would be to recognize Islam is a false religion.

Why do I say this?  Because Jesus Christ himself said:

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life – NO ONE comes to the Father but by me”.  (Johm 14:6)

So for a Muslim to say that Jesus was a good teacher, a good man or a good Prophet even would be nonsense, and a lie.  Jesus couldn’t possibly be ANY of those things if He was also a LUNATIC OR A LIAR.

Jesus didn’t say He was a good guy.  He didn’t claim to be a good teacher – He said He IS truth.  He doesn’t just possess truth, or share truth, or understand truth, nor is he one that lives in truth or walks in his Truth or whatever nonsense we hear today.  Jesus Christ said that He IS Truth.  Period.  If you want to know what’s real, who is the one you must serve, who has the backing of God the Father, and who rules and reigns the universe, look no further than Jesus Christ.  For either he’s a liar, a lunatic….

Or the Lord He said He was.

The Bible says that “Jesus died (comma), was buried (COMMA), AND THAT HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY”.  That’s the Good News friend – that tiny little punctuation mark, signifying that the story isn’t over – that there is so much more to Jesus than a dead God.

Today, I can go visit Mohammad’s grave.  Buddha’s gravesite is accessible for me to visit.  Joseph Smith, Jim Jones, David Koresh – there have been so many men over the centuries who came along and said “look at me, I have the truth”.  “Follow me, I know what I”m talking about” – and none of them did.

And in almost every case, they had to do something about Jesus Christ first.  They had to write him out of their religion, or write him in as some secondary player.  Because keeping Jesus the way the Bible describes Him would be to confirm they are living in a false religion Creating a false religion is even worse – there is likely a special place in Hell for those like Mohammad, Joseph Smith and more, who have intentionally led millions astray – knowing FULL WELL that they weren’t God, nor His representatives on earth.

They all KNEW they were just mere men, but somehow they convinced millions to go along with them over the centuries, because they may have had some learned truth deep inside.  The Devil can tell the truth too – just enough to convince you he’s real.  Then, when he has you, you may even start to realize you have been deceived.  At that point, you may be in such bondage to the religion chosen – such is the case with Islam – that you can’t break free.

Islam teaches that you must pray 5 times a day.  You can’t ever escape it – because in Islam, there is no overall forgiveness of sins.  You are bound to a sense of religious duty, or you will die in your sins.  It is terribly sad that so many millions of people are so bound by Islam, that they can’t put it down to review another possibility for faith – it is always before them, always surrounding them, and to deny it could even mean death.  As long as they are kept busy with the trappings of faith, they can ignore the fact that their religion isn’t changing them positively on the inside, isn’t bringing them hope or peace or assurance of life after death, or health when they are sick.

To be blunt, if they ever had an encounter with the teachings or person of Jesus Christ, they would realize right away they were being hoodwinked where they were.  However, most religions have a response for the teachings and person of Jesus – either they discredit Him as being lesser than He is, or they discredit His followers’ weaknesses as proof that He couldn’t possibly be that great of a God.

They don’t explain, however, how they are justified in their faith, when many of them are even weaker than we are.

After all, it is not Christians that are accused the most of terrorist attacks globally.

Mahatma Gandhi said, concerning believers in Christ:

“I like your Christ.  I do not like your Christians.  Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

But wait – Gandhi never said that.  There’s no proof that quote ever came from him.  But so desperate are some to discredit Jesus or the Church, they are convinced that making up nonsense about either is better than nothing. A similar quote appears to be from an Indian philosopher named Bara Dada. The full quote from Dada appears to be from the mid-1920s:

‚ÄúJesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians, you are not like him.‚ÄĚ

With all due respect, the personal opinion of some “philosopher” is of little value to me.  Jesus truly IS as ideal and wonderful as the man claimed, and what difference does it make whether man is weak and frail or not, it’s not a reflection on the God we serve, nor can one say “Yah, God’s got some great ideas, but Christians just wreck it for me”.

If you are that weakminded that you can only follow a philosophy or belief that is full of rock solid followers – you must not believe in ANYTHING then.  Because there are weak people in every industry, every career, every nation, every religion.  The above is much the same as saying “I like the laws around here, but the cops are so bad, they wreck it for me, so I can’t respect the law now.”  Well, Good News then – the law doesn’t care whether you respect it, or like its enforcement agencies or not.

Go ahead and break the law, thinking that you are justified in doing so.  Jail will be just as small, the food just as nasty, and orange will be just as much the new black.  The law doesn’t care if you respect it, agree with it, appreciate it, understand it or accept it.  If you don’t obey it, you will be punished by it – and you have no choice in that matter.  (Shawn Jorgensen)

The same is true of God – go ahead and deny His teachers or that of Jesus Christ, stating that Christians have wrecked it for you, or “but I’ve got my guy – I think I’ll just continue to go along with him.”  Well, that’s entirely your choice, but you’re still going to Hell regardless.  Jesus isn’t an OPTIONAL God, like a side of fries with a hamburger.

Jesus is GOD.  Mohammad never said he was a God.  Neither did Buddha, Confusicious, Joseph Smith or a host of others.

Oh but Jesus?  Yah, they all have a replacement, a crisis actor all trained up and ready to go to try to replace him.  It’s Jesus all the religions of the world are gunning for.  It’s Jesus they cannot just allow to exist, nor can they allow His teachings to spread very far.

Because they all know He’s the real deal, and His very existence confirms that they are liars and frauds.  There aren’t “options” when it comes to religion.  There’s Jesus or there’s Hell.  Period.  He’s not a menu item on the religious buffet of the week.  He’s the only game in town.  Run after your circus acts all you want to – it doesn’t make them any more real life than before.  Watching too many cartoons, even believing they are all true, still won’t make them real, no matter what you think.

The Bible says that “it’s appointed for man once to die, and then the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).  You don’t get to come along after the fact and say “oh, I don’t believe in any of that”.  5 minutes after you die, as you stand before God, He’s not going to be concerned about your belief system at that point, because for you, it will then be already too late to change anything anyway.   One can not simply take Islam back for a full refund, once you realize you have a dead, defective religion that didn’t save you from your sins and keep you from the wrath of almighty God.

If the Indian philospher mentioned previously believed that Jesus really was so ideal and wonderful, why isn’t he following Jesus Himself?  Oh, he’s not following Jesus because Christians are such bad examples?  Nice try, but that sounds like fake news to me.

Jesus Christ has taught every man all they need to know to accept Him and live out their lives.  The Quran even contains some of the teachings of Christ. In fact, here’s a little known fact – Jesus is mentioned by name much more often than Mohammad is!  This “secondary player”, even as a good prophet, gets more play time in Islam than the head messenger Mohammad himself!

The fact that Islam rejects the teachers of Christ as weak or a lie, but still tries to propogate the belief that they admire Jesus is nonsensical.  You can’t call Jesus a liar and a Prophet at the same time.  You can’t cherry pick the teachings and beliefs you want, and reject the rest.  Jesus is ALL OR NOTHING.

Muslims believe that anyone rejecting their faith can be killed.  Nearly 100 times in the Quran, it gives them permission to kill non-Muslims who will not accept the faith.  They spread their religion, not through love, one person at a time – but through conquering nations by the sword.  In a sense, that’s cheating when it comes to creating a religion.  Unfair advantage – just gather enough of an  army together, and the rest is all down to majority rules.

Why do you think they want to immigrate to non-Muslim countries with some intense volumes of people?  It’s an invasion!  They want to seek to weaken our flanks and to slowly erode our freedom of relgion.

Here’s the bottom line –  Islam came along at least 700 years after Jesus had already left for Heaven again.  They don’t get to define terms or who God or Jesus are.  They don’t get to decide for the rest of us whether Jesus died and was raised again or not. 

They are a false religion in the opinion of the Church, and Mohammad merely tried to respond to the Christian presence throughout the world, by creating this religious system.  The religious aspect of Mohammad was quickly lost behind the military actions he took, as the religion at the time never really took root.  So he conquered by the sword, spreading his “faith” by force.

 Muslims call Jews and Christians “polytheists” (worshippers of many gods) several times in the Qu’ran. Where on earth do they get the idea that either Jews or Christians promote such nonsense – where’s the proof that we influence those type of people?

 And Allah is to judge believers in Christ?  That’s odd, because the Bible says that “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  (Romans 8:1)

The Qu’ran of course speaks to the deity and Sonship of Christ in the Trinity as well:

And yet some people assert, “God has taken unto Himself a son!” Limitless is He in His glory!  Nay, but His is all that is in the heavens and on earth; all things devoutly obey His will. (2:116 (Asad)

Some assert” that God has taken a son? So in other words, the Quran is debating this?  It seems so. And those people “asserting” this are Christians, of course. How convenient that Islam gets to comment on other religions and their followers, trying to have the last word, like it matters to the teachings of the Bible whether Islam comments on them afterwards or not.  The Bible says that “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever!” (Hebrews 13:8)

An original, such as a work of art, is never at the mercy of a cheap copy.  Neither is the person and the teachings of Jesus Christ made lesser than by some invented religion that comes along centuries later, trying to discredit it or assimilate its main characters into their religious fiction.

NEVER let anyone tell you that a Muslim accepts Jesus Christ as He truly is.  That is a lie from the pit of Hell.  Al-An’am (The Cattle) – 6:101 [read in context] says:

‚ÄúThe Originator of the heavens and the earth! How could it be that He should have a child without there ever having been a mate for Him – since it is He who has created everything, and He alone knows everything?‚ÄĚ- 6:101 (Asad)

This is the weakest and most nonsensical statement of them all.  God is not limited in his ability to have a Son, who could exist from eternity past until now, just like God does Himself.  God is the Creator – He wouldn’t require the same physical methodology of reproducing as man does.  HE CREATED the system that man uses to have children – he’s not bound by its principles, any more than God must adhere to the principles of time, space, gravity, and a host of other concepts that man is bound to or constrained by on earth. 

And if Jesus is God, He would not be created at all – he simply would exist forever past, present and future as His Father does.  The Holy Spirit as well has always been – He was not manufactured by God at some point down the road – He has always been.

Islam is going to have to do a lot better than that. 

At-Tauba (The Repentance) – 9:30 [read in context]

AND THE JEWS say, “Ezra is God’s son,” while the Christians say, “The Christ is God’s son.” Such are the sayings which they utter with their mouths, following in spirit assertions made in earlier times by people who denied the truth! [44] [They deserve the imprecation:] “May God destroy them!” [45] How perverted are their minds! [46] – 9:30 (Asad)

So when people try try to tell you the God of the Bible and Allah are one – NEITHER Christianity nor Islam believes that at all, and in fact each believes the other is a FALSE GOD. Islam goes one step further, saying that God should destroy us for believing in Jesus being God‚Äôs Son.  And when Muslims say Jesus was a Prophet or a good teacher, they lie because Jesus said He was the Son of God and they consider such belief ‚Äúperverted‚ÄĚ.

The Bible says that “you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32).  I encourage you to read the teachings of Jesus from the Bible, which is the only book that has the legitimate right to speak for Him.  And by all means, look at the fruits of Christianity and Islam, as propogated by their members.  Christianity has founded more hospitals, social service agencies, schools, universities, and has done more charitable work, even among Muslims, than Islam could ever even claim amongst its own – and Islam has NO charitable works targetting non-Muslims in need.  That should tell you everything.

But MOST TELLING of all – Baptists are not beheading people.  Catholics are not throwing gays off of buildings.  Lutherans are not stoning adulterers to death.  Presbyterians don’t cut the hands off of thieves.  And NO Christian organization feels the legitimate right to EXECUTE those who walk away from the Church.

Islam will answer for much someday.   But for now, let their actions speak for them – over 35,000 terrorist attacks globally since 9/11 and counting.  That’s not a character flaw, a statistical anomaly, a mistake or an aberration.  That much effort to bring suffering to the world shows the true heart of the religion.

I declare the statement of faith of Joshua, who led the children of Israel into the Promised Land after the death of Moses (from Joshua 24:15):

“Choose you this day whom you will serve.  As for me and my house…
WE WILL SERVE THE LORD”.

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
Calling Out Community
Posted:
June 5, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

Jesus: Through Muslim Eyes

Following our popular article “Easter: Through Muslim Eyes”, published Easter 2016, we want to take a look today at what the Quran, and Muslims, say about Jesus Christ himself.

Believe it or not,¬†Jesus is¬†the most mentioned person¬†in the Quran; 25 times by the name Isa, 3rd-person 48 times, 1st-person 35 times, the rest through his¬†titles and attributes. ¬†That’s right – Jesus is in the Quran more than Muhammad! ¬†Here’s the catch – in the Quran, Jesus is the precursor / John the Baptist figure for Muhammad. ¬†And regardless of whether He’s talked about as a Prophet, a “pure boy” as the Quran also states, even born of a virgin – Jesus is most definitely NOT considered to be the Son of God, as you will soon see. ¬†


If you watch any amount of mainstream news, you have likely been convinced that Muslims believe Jesus was a good teacher or a great Prophet,¬†and that they may have issues with the Church and Christians, but not with Christ. ¬†You’ve likely even heard that “Allah” is just another word for “God”. ¬†I would imagine you’ve also heard that when you boil it all down, we all really serve the same God, underneath it all.

If you’ve heard all this and believed it – you’re in for a rude awakening.

There is a popular belief, spread often by non-Muslims, Western nations’ leaders, and of course by Muslims themselves, that not only is Islam a “religion of peace” (which ironic, outrageous and oddly humorous, in light of the news we read every day), but that Allah and the God of the Bible, and Jehovah of the Jewish Talmud, are all one and the same Divine being.

That is absolute rubbish, and as you are going to see, from quotes pulled from the Quran itself, not only does Islam believe that Christ is NOT the Son of God,  the Quran actually states that any one believing that Jesus is the Son of God Рshould be destroyed by God for their perverted way of thinking.   Open your hearts and minds, folks. We are in a war for our very souls.  And Islam is our declared enemy.  We cannot allow anyone to tell us differently  Рfor we are being led to the slaughter if we do.

Before we get to Jesus, we need to focus on Allah in the Quran.  He is the central figure of the Islamic religion and the one who apparently created the world, and gave us all life.  But if you are being told that He and Jehovah God of the Bible are one and the same, you are going to have to take a second look at the very words from the pages of the Quran themselves.  Whoever Allah is, he is not what Christians would recognize as the God of the Bible.

Christianity teaches that Jesus is the Son of God, but the Quran says:

Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow)  2:

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    Why is Christ always making Satanic hand gestures with his right hand in almost EVERY Catholic and Muslim painting of Him?

    And they say, “None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a Christian.” That is [merely] their wishful thinking, Say, “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful.” (2:111)¬†

    • So, the Quran teachers that it is wishful thinking for Christians to think they will enter Heaven through the work of Christ. ¬†That is absolute BLASPHEMY
  • Yes [on the contrary], whoever submits his face in Islam to Allah while being a doer of good will have his reward with his Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve (2:112) ¬†

    • Continuing from the verse above, we see that only those who believe in Allah will be rewarded. ¬†In other words, Christians and Jews don’t get any rewards in Heaven, as they don’t believe in Allah.
  • The Jews say “The Christians have nothing [true] to stand on,” and the Christians say, “The Jews have nothing to stand on,” although they [both] recite the Scripture. Thus the polytheists speak the same as their words. But Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they used to differ.¬† (2:113) ¬†

  • imageedit_8_7949332527.jpgAnd who are more unjust than those who prevent the name of Allah from being mentioned in His mosques and strive toward their destruction. It is not for them to enter them except in fear. For them in this world is disgrace, and they will have in the Hereafter a great punishment. (2:114) ¬†They say, ” Allah has taken a son.” Exalted is He! Rather, to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. All are devoutly obedient to Him (2:116) ¬†Indeed, We have sent you, [O Muhammad], with the truth as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and you will not be asked about the companions of Hellfire. (2:119) ¬†And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance.” If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper. ¬†(2:120) ¬†Those to whom We have given the Book recite it with its true recital. They [are the ones who] believe in it. And whoever disbelieves in it – it is they who are the losers. ¬†(2:121) ¬†They say, “Be Jews or Christians [so] you will be guided.” Say, “Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists.” ¬†(2:135) ¬†Ask the Children of Israel how many a sign of evidence We have given them. And whoever exchanges the favor of Allah [for disbelief] after it has come to him – then indeed, Allah is severe in penalty. ¬†(2:211)

The Quran mentions in chapter 3, verses 52-53, that the disciples submitted to the faith of Islam:

When Jesus found Unbelief on their part He said: “Who will be My helpers to (the work of) Allah?” Said the disciples: “We are Allah’s helpers: We believe in Allah, and do thou bear witness that we are Muslims.
Our Lord! we believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Messenger; then write us down among those who bear witness.”

‚ÄĒ‚ÄČQuran Surah Al-Imran 52-53
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The Muslim Christ is a false god. He is not the Jesus of the Bible, stripped of His deity, and having not died for our sins, this false Christ CANNOT therefore beis not our Saviour – just as Muslims like Him to be. And what is with the feminine-looking Christ and Mohammad, that we see in virtually all Catholic and Muslim representations of Christ and Mohammad?”

The longest narrative involving Jesus’ disciples is when they request a laden table to be sent from Heaven, for further proof that Jesus is preaching the true message:

Behold! the disciples, said: “O Jesus the son of Mary! can thy Lord send down to us a table set (with viands) from heaven?” Said Jesus: “Fear Allah, if ye have faith.”
They said: “We only wish to eat thereof and satisfy our hearts, and to know that thou hast indeed told us the truth; and that we ourselves may be witnesses to the miracle.”
Said Jesus, the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us‚ÄĒfor the first and the last of us‚ÄĒa solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”
Allah said: “I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples.”

‚ÄĒ‚ÄČQuran Surah Al-Ma’ida 112-115

In Islam, Jesus is believed to have been the precursor to Muhammad, attributing the name Ahmad to someone who would follow Jesus. Islam traditionally teaches the rejection of divinity, that Jesus was not God incarnate, nor the Son of God and, according to some interpretations of the Quran, the death and crucifixion are widely denied and not believed to have occurred.  Despite the earliest Muslim traditions and exegesis quoting somewhat conflicting reports regarding death and length of death, the mainstream Muslim belief is that Jesus did not suffer death but was instead raised alive to heaven.

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The name “Jesus son of Mary” written in Islamic calligraphy followed by “Peace be upon him

That is a huge problem.¬† If Jesus did not die, then His blood was not shed for our sins.¬† Our sins are therefore not cleansed – we would continue to require the sacrifice of animals, and the shedding of their blood in order to merely cover, but not cleanse, us of sin.¬† The Bible says that Jesus “died (comma) and was buried (period), then ladies and gentlemen, we have a dead religion serving a dead God.¬† And we remain dead in our sins.

Islam would like to perpetuate this myth, because underneath it all, Islam is a false religion, which could only possibly have one source or founder Рone who seeks to be as a God, one who seeks to replace God.  And Islam cannot accept Jesus in the form that He stated he was, because to do so would be to recognize Islam is a false religion.

Why do I say this?  Because Jesus Christ himself said:

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life – NO ONE comes to the Father but by me”.¬†
(John 14:6)

So for a Muslim to say that Jesus was a good teacher, a good man or a good Prophet even would be nonsense, and a lie.¬† Jesus couldn’t possibly be ANY of those things if He was also a LUNATIC OR A LIAR.

jesus_words__1024x650Jesus didn’t say He was a good guy.¬† He didn’t claim to be a good teacher¬†or a good prophet of truth – He said He IS truth.¬† He doesn’t just possess truth, or share truth, or understand truth, nor is he one that lives in truth or walks in his Truth or whatever nonsense we hear today.¬† Jesus Christ said that He IS Truth.¬† Period.¬† If you want to know what’s real, who is the one you must serve, who has the backing of God the Father, and who rules and reigns the universe, look no further than Jesus Christ.¬† For either he’s a liar, a lunatic….

Or the Lord He said He was.

Good-Friday-Re-Enactment-22-1024x576The Bible says that “Jesus died (comma), was buried (COMMA), AND THAT HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY”.¬† That’s the Good News friend – that tiny little punctuation mark, signifying that the story isn’t over – that there is so much more to Jesus than a dead God.

Today, I can go visit Mohammad’s grave.¬† Buddha’s gravesite is accessible for me to visit.¬† Joseph Smith, Jim Jones, David Koresh – there have been so many men over the centuries who came along and said “look at me, I have the truth”.¬† Follow me, I know what I”m talking about – and none of them did.

And in almost every case, they had to do something about Jesus Christ first.¬† They had to write him out of their religion, or write him in as some secondary player.¬† Because keeping Jesus the way the Bible describes Him would be to confirm they are living in a false religion.¬† Creating a false religion is even worse – there is likely a special place in Hell for those like Mohammad, Joseph Smith and more, who have intentionally led millions astray – knowing FULL WELL that they weren’t God, nor His representatives on earth.

maxresdefault (1)They all KNEW they were just mere men, but somehow they convinced millions to go along with them over the centuries, because they may have had some learned truth deep inside.¬† The Devil can tell the truth too – just enough to convince you he’s real.¬† Then, when he has you, you may even start to realize you have been deceived.¬† At that point, you may be in such bondage to the religion chosen – such is the case with Islam – that you can’t break free.

Islam teaches that you must pray 5 times a day.¬† You can’t ever escape it – because in Islam, there is no overall forgiveness of sins.¬† You are bound to a sense of religious duty, or you will die in your sins.¬† It is terribly sad that so many millions of people are so bound by Islam, that they can’t put it down to review another possibility for faith – it is always before them, always surrounding them, and to deny it could even mean death.

As long as they are kept busy with the trappings of faith, they can ignore the fact that their religion isn’t changing them positively on the inside, isn’t bringing them hope or peace or assurance of life after death, or health when they are sick.

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Jesus is mentioned by name more in the Qu’ran than Mohammad is. But it’s not THE Christ of the Bible. He’s a fraud

To be blunt, if they ever had an encounter with the teachings or person of Jesus Christ, they would realize right away they were being hoodwinked where they were.¬† However, most religions have a response for the teachings and person of Jesus – either they discredit Him as being lesser than He is, or they discredit His followers’ weaknesses as proof that He couldn’t possibly be that great of a God.¬† They don’t explain, however, how they are justified in their faith, when many of them are even weaker than we are.¬† After all, it is not Christians that are accused the most of terrorist attacks globally.

Mahatma Gandhi said, concerning believers in Christ:

“I like your Christ.¬† I do not like your Christians.¬† Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

But wait – Gandhi never said that.¬† There’s no proof that quote ever came from him.¬† But so desperate are some to discredit Jesus or the Church, they are convinced that making up nonsense about either is better than nothing. A similar quote appears to be from an Indian philosopher named Bara Dada, brother of¬†Rabindranath Tagore. The full quote from Dada appears to be from the mid-1920s:

‚ÄúJesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians, you are not like him.‚ÄĚ

With all due respect, I call BS here.¬† Jesus truly IS as ideal and wonderful as the man claimed, and what difference does it make whether man is weak and frail or not, it’s not a reflection on the God we serve, nor can one say “Yah, God’s got some great ideas, but Christians just wreck it for me”.¬† If you are that weak minded that you can only follow a philosophy or belief that is full of rock solid followers – you must not believe in ANYTHING then. Because ISLAM IS FULL of weak followers – as well as crazed ones that won’t think twice about blowing up a crowded market full of women and children in the name of Allah.

There are weak people in every industry, every career, every nation, every religion.¬† The above is much the same as saying “I like the laws around here, but the cops are so bad, they wreck it for me, so I can’t respect the law now.”¬† Well, Good News then – the law doesn’t care whether you respect it, or like its enforcement agencies or not.

quote-ignorance-of-the-law-is-no-excuse-in-any-country-if-it-were-the-laws-would-lose-their-thomas-jefferson-89-29-81.jpgGo ahead and break the law, thinking that you are justified in doing so.¬† Jail will be just as small, the food just as nasty, and orange will be just as much the new black.¬† The law doesn’t care if you respect it, agree with it, appreciate it, understand it or accept it.¬† If you don’t obey it, you will be punished by it – and you have no choice in that matter.

The same is true of God – go ahead and deny His teachers or the teachings of Jesus Christ Himself.¬† Tell Christ¬†that Christians have wrecked it for you, or “but I’ve got my guy – I think I’ll just continue to go along with him.”¬† Well, that’s entirely your choice, but you’re still going to Hell regardless.¬† Jesus isn’t an OPTIONAL God, like a side of fries with a hamburger.¬† Jesus is GOD.¬† Mohammad never said he was a God.¬† Neither did Buddha, Confucious, Joseph Smith or a host of others.¬† Jesus did.¬† Several times in fact, and you MUST face what Jesus said about HIMSELF, before you can ever buy into what others say about Him.

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Islam allows Jesus to ascend to Heaven at the end of His ministry – but He didn’t die on the Cross first, according to them. So He’s not our risen Saviour – if HE NEVER DIED.

Oh but Jesus?¬† Yah, they all have a replacement, a crisis actor all trained up and ready to go to try to replace him.¬† It’s Jesus all the religions of the world are gunning for.¬† It’s Jesus they cannot just allow to exist, nor can they allow His teachings to spread very far.¬† Because they all know He’s the real deal, and His very existence confirms that they are liars and frauds.¬† There aren’t “options” when it comes to religion.

There’s Jesus or there’s Hell.¬† Period.¬† He’s not a menu item on the religious buffet of the week.¬† He’s the only game in town.¬† Run after your circus acts all you want to – it doesn’t make them any more real life than before.¬† Watching too many cartoons, even believing they are all true, still won’t make them real, no matter what you think.

The Bible says that “it’s appointed for man once to die, and then the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)¬† You don’t get to come along after the fact and say “oh, I don’t believe in any of that”.¬† 5 minutes after you die, as you stand before God, He’s not going to be concerned about your belief system at that point, because for you, it will then be already too late to change anything anyway.¬† ¬†One can not simply take Islam back for a full refund, once you realize you have a dead, defective religion that didn’t save you from your sins and keep you from the wrath of almighty God.

Whether you believed in it or not.¬† He really was so ideal and wonderful, as this man suggested, then why isn’t he following Jesus Himself?¬† Oh, he’s not following Jesus because Christians are such bad examples?¬† Nice try, but that doesn’t justify you staying where you are.¬† Whether or not he truly had legitimately terrible treatment by Christians or not, no one is going to be able to use that as an excuse when they stand before God.

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“Christian” mosaic icon in the Hagia Sofia mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. And here we go again, Jesus stuck as a baby on Momma’s knee. Powerless, yet somehow able to make a Satanic symbol with his right hand. And who are grandma and grandpa in this picture?

Jesus Christ has taught every man all they need to know to accept Him and live out their lives.¬† The Qu’ran even contains some of the teachings of Christ.¬† They fact that they reject those teachings as weak or a lie – but somehow still try to propogate the belief that they admire Jesus is nonsensical.¬† You can’t call Jesus a liar and a Prophet at the same time.¬† You can’t cherry pick the rules and teachings and beliefs you want, and reject the rest.

They believe that anyone rejecting the faith can be killed.¬† They believe that they have permission to kill non-Muslims if they will not accept the faith.¬† They spread their religion, not through love, one person at a time – but through conquering nations by the sword.¬† In a sense, that’s cheating when it comes to creating a religion.¬† Unfair advantage – just gather enough of an army together, and the rest is all downhill from there.

Why do you think they want to immigrate to non-Muslim countries with some intense volumes of people?¬† It’s an invasion!¬† They want to seek to weaken our flanks and to slowly erode our freedom of religion.

Easter-1Here’s the bottom line –¬† Islam came along at least 700 years after Jesus had already left for Heaven again.¬† They don’t get to define terms or who God or Jesus are.¬† They don’t get to decide for the rest of us whether Jesus died and was raised again or not.

They are a false religion in the opinion of the Church, and Mohammad merely tried to respond to the Christian presence throughout the world, by creating this religious system.¬† The religious aspect of Mohammad was quickly lost behind the military actions he took, as the religion at the time never really took root.¬† So he conquered by the sword, spreading their “faith” by force.

What do Muslims mean by the “polytheists speak the same as their words“? ¬†Polytheism is the belief in many Gods. ¬†Where on earth do they get the idea that either Jews or Christians promote such nonsense?¬† Because we believe in the TRINITY in Christian circles.¬† And Allah is to judge believers in Christ? ¬†That’s odd, because the Bible says that “There is therefore¬†now¬†no condemnation¬†to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.¬† (Rom 8:1)

“And yet some people assert, “God has taken unto Himself a son!” Limitless is He in His glory!” [2:116], the Qu’ran states.

Some “assert” that God has taken a son? So in other words, the Quran is debating this? ¬†It seems so.

 Nay, but His is all that is in the heavens and on earth; all things devoutly obey His will. Р2:116 (Asad)

Al-An’am (The Cattle) – 6:101 [read in context]

‚ÄúThe Originator of the heavens and the earth!¬†How could it be that He should have a child¬†without there ever having been a mate for Him – since it is He who has created everything, and He alone knows everything?‚Ä̬†– 6:101 (Asad)

This is the weakest and most nonsensical statement of them all.¬† God is not limited in his ability to have a Son, who could exist from eternity past until now, just like God does Himself.¬† God is the Creator – He wouldn’t require the same physical methodology of reproducing as man does.¬† HE CREATED the system that man uses to have children – he’s not bound by its principles, any more than God must adhere to the principles of time, space, gravity, and a host of other concepts that man is bound to or constrained by on earth.¬†

And why would have had to create Jesus at all – why couldn’t Jesus have existed as long as the Father had?¬† The Holy Spirit as well has always been – He was not manufactured by God at some point down the road – He has always been.

Islam is going to have to do a lot better than that.

At-Tauba (The Repentance) – 9:30 [read in context]

AND THE JEWS say, “Ezra is God’s son,”¬†while the Christians say, “The Christ is God’s son.”¬†Such are the sayings which they utter with their mouths, following in spirit assertions made in earlier times by people who denied the truth! [44] [They deserve the imprecation:] “May God destroy them!”¬†[45] How perverted are their minds! [46] – 9:30 (Asad)

So when people try to tell you that the¬†God of the Bible and Allah are one –¬†NEITHER Christianity nor Islam believes that at all, and in fact each believes the other is a FALSE GOD. Islam goes one step further, saying that God should¬†destroy us¬†for believing in Jesus being God‚Äôs Son.

So, in conclusion, when Muslims try to define Jesus, recognize they are doing so without any direct connection to Him when He was alive.  They created a religion 700 years later and conveniently made the central figure of the human race a cheerleader for their false religion.  Who could deny it РJesus was long gone.  Yet they also re-defined who Christ even was at that time.  Explain how they would be able to do so, when not a single Islamic follower in world history was anywhere near Jesus when He walked on the Earth  Everything they state then is hearsay.

 Matthew 16:13-17 says it all, better than I ever could:

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,¬†‚ÄúWho do people say the Son of Man is?‚ÄĚ

14¬†They replied, ‚ÄúSome say John the Baptist;¬†others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.‚Ä̬†

15¬†‚ÄúBut what about you?‚Ä̬†he asked.¬†‚ÄúWho do you say I am?‚ÄĚ

16¬†Simon Peter answered, ‚ÄúYou are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.‚ÄĚ

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 

 

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
Calling Out Community
Posted April 25, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

Victim Value = 1 Muslim > 7+ Christians

There is an uncrossable gulf that separates how much value the Western media and leftists hold for Muslim victims of terror, that were not caused by the Church, and Christian victims of terror caused by Islam.  That has been made painfully clear in the last month, and especially after the horrific terrorist attacks on worshipping Christians on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. 

It’s time to speak up about it.


The US State Dept has warned of the possibility of more terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka following Sunday’s deadly Church bombings. | Source: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

One only has to look at the coverage this week of the Islamic terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka versus the insufferable barrage of inane nonsense that came out of New Zealand after the so-called mosque shooting there, to see just how much the media and leftist jackasses overvalue the death of a Muslim at the hands of non-Christian extremists, over the death of many more Christians at the hands of Muslims.

The mosque shooting in New Zealand was met with national mourning and a pandering prime Minister that wore Islamic clothing more than she wore her own pants suits that week. Giant ceremonies were held where the whole country could come together, as long as they were weeping and gnashing their teeth because of the Muslim “victims” there.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seems to be looking to see if the media are watching her weeping performance? What an insufferable witch – only days after this shooting, her government would claw back many categories of previously legal firearms, which wouldn’t have changed anything in this situation..

Fast forward to the disaster in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, when Christians were brutally murdered by the hundreds while they sat in church on our holiest day of the year – their only crime being their celebration of the resurrection of the living Saviour.

And what was the public’s response around the world? All I heard was crickets chirping. I DON’T RECALL SEEING ONE WORLD LEADER SPEAKING OUT ON THIS AT ALL.

And in the most outrageous slight possible, ABC News ran one constant video clip in Sri Lanka of a Muslim woman kneeling on the street weeping about it afterwards. That’s it – that was the sum total of their reporting of public response.

Frankly I don’t give a damn what their responses to this event are – those Islamic pigs COMMITTED THE CRIME.

A mass funeral on Wednesday near St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka. About 100 people were killed at the church on Sunday. (Credit: Adam Dean/New York Times

While 359 people were killed and over 500 were injured by Muslim terrorists in 8 separate attacks in Sri Lanka, including hundreds of Christians killed in Church only, the liberal elite continues to pander to the poor little Muslims in this so-called NZ mosque shooting. Tonight, as we speak, Prince William of the royal family is in New Zealand to support the victims there.

Meanwhile, to add insult to injury band slaughter, the media continues to report that these ISIS butchers perpetrated these attacks as retaliation for the mosque shooting – though NO Christian, NO church and NO Sri Lankan had anything to do with that fake news gun grab committed by the libtard government in New Zealand.

An image released by Isis’s propaganda agency Amaq of a group of men it says carried out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka (Credit: AFP)

LET ME SAY IT AGAIN – The media and leftists have the unmitigated GALL to actually try to STILL get public sympathy for the Muslims shot in the New Zealand mosque … by painting the Sri Lankan attacks as REVENGE KILLINGS.

THAT WOULD BE THE SAME THING AS THE UNITED STATES LAUNCHING AN ATTACK ON VENEZUELA IN RETALIATION FOR THE JAPANESE BOMBING IN PEARL HARBOR. The two events do not have a damn thing in common, other than Muslims were responsible in one and supposed victims in another.

NO Christian pulled the trigger in New Zealand, NO church was responsible for the attacks in New Zealand, and NO Sri Lankan had anything to do with the attack in New Zealand. To have the gall to paint the attacks in Sri Lanka as some kind of revenge for New Zealand shootings cheapens the deaths of hundreds of people who were even more completely innocent than their Muslim counterparts.

For an unplanned event, there was certainly a quick graphic design response across Western media.>/small>

Hell, liberals and media are even trying to justify the attacks on Sri Lankans as if they deserved it for the attacks in New Zealand.

If the truth be told, and I’m not even going to bother being sensitive about this, Muslims died in the mass shooting in New Zealand because they have committed 35,899 terrorist attacks around the world since 9/11 and people are fed up with them. The Muslims who were killed in that shooting in New Zealand were perhaps innocent victims, though we don’t know what kind of impact they have had on the terrorist attacks around the world by financing some of these organizations or what their support for Islamic terrorist groups is.

However, the Sri Lankan victims were all absolutely innocent parties that had no ties to any other attacks like this anywhere in the world.

Crocodile tears coming from demons shouldn’t be such a surprise.

Frankly I no longer feel one bit sorry for any so-called victims of the mosque shooting in New Zealand. With no due respect, the score is now 35,889 Islamic terrorist attacks to 1 attack back at them. In fact the very week of the New Zealand shooting, which was perpetrated by a white supremacist NOT claiming to be a Christian of any kind, Nigerian Muslims attacked several churches there and killed at least as many Christians…

… and no one gave a damn.

Now, ABC news reports that the Sri Lankan attacks represent the largest attack by ISIS ever in the world. In fact it is rivalled only by September 11th as one of the largest terrorist attacks in recent memory. Certainly the media are reporting the Sri Lankan story now for several days, just as they did with the New Zealand shooting.

But they have to, don’t they, because it’s the largest terrorist attack by ISIS in history.

The difference? Where’s the public outcry?

I don’t see that insufferable shrew of a New Zealand prime minister weeping about this situation, even though SEVEN times more innocent people died on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka then died in the mosque shooting in New Zealand. 7 TIMES MORE. Apparently, 1 dead Muslim is worth at least 7 dead Christians, according to these idiots.

That could very well be due to the fact that there been so many Christians killed in churches and Jews killed in synagogues by Muslim butchers around the world… In France, Egypt, Israel, Indonesia, Kenya, the Philippines, Nigeria, India, and many more – and now Sri Lanka… everyone just shrugs now.

Well I sure as hell am not shrugging. I boldly declare that I HATE ISLAM WITH A PASSION. I didn’t say I hate Muslims, but DO NOT push me on it, while Christian blood runs through the streets of yet another innocent country because of Muslims.

I wish we could outlaw Islam – the blood cult, demonic false religion, and scourge on society – as the international terrorism group they are. I would love to see the Pope declare a return to the Crusades and a reinstatement of the knights Templar – but he’s such a weak-as-water little delicate socialist princess in full collusion with Islam, that would never happen.

However, if Muslims think they can continue to slaughter Christians around the world by the thousands, they shouldn’t be surprised when some of us in the Church begin to FIGHT BACK. Jesus may command us to “turn the other cheek” – but Muslim mongrels should not take that as a sign of weakness. We may just be avoiding looking at them as we LOCK AND LOAD to defend ourselves against them.

Muslims should have no doubt about our resolve to defend our families, defend our Brothers and sisters in Christ, defend our churches – no matter WHAT that means. And it won’t be a “measured response” either, if we are forced to retaliate. ISLAM HAS DECLARED WAR, and if they want to be martyrs for their cause, and the Church is attacked again – we’ll WIPE THEM OUT and let God sort them out after.

“Over the top, you might say”? How about you just SHUT UP, who pandering TRAITOR, grab a mop, make yourself useful and start cleaning up all the blood on the street in Sri Lanka. When you finish there, you can start in the streets of Egypt, France and a host of other countries that these Muslim butchers have been shooting and killing people in.

And then you can walk over to the neighborhood mosque and tell the illiterate imams there to stop preaching violence against our people – or suffer the consequences when their equally mentally retarded congregations do as they are encouraged to.

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
Calling Out Community
Posted April 25
, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

The Cross And The Grave Are Both Empty

I am asked many questions on Quora about Christianity, in general, and specifically about the story of Jesus Christ.¬† Many ask where Jesus is buried, or if one can visit his gravesite.¬† I am so thrilled to say that NO, you cannot – for His tomb was only borrowed for a few days, and today is empty…¬† Here’s my response to one of those Quora questions.¬†

Happy Easter РChrist Is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!


It has struck me often of late that, if you were to visit almost any Catholic Church on earth, as well as many Anglican, United or other traditional mainline churches – you would find images of Jesus Christ proudly displayed in them all, usually displayed in one of three scenes or poses:

  1. ¬†PERPETUAL¬†PAMPERS:¬†¬†Jesus is often seen as a baby under the age of 1, sitting on His mother’s lap.¬† Incidentally, only ONE of these works of art is confirmed to be of Mary and the baby Jesus.¬† Can you tell which one?

(Hint:¬† It doesn’t matterALL of these images depict Jesus either gesturing a Satanic symbol or with some pagan symbolism, especially the tridents you see above, or the globe in His hand).¬† It’s outrageous – these images are also believed by some to be Semiramis (the mother) and Nimrod or Baal (the Baby), or other variants of divine feminine and baby, of which there are over a dozen other pairs.¬† The Devil clearly knew the prophecies of Jesus being born of a Virgin, and so He had false gods coming out of the woodwork, from virtually every major empire or significant culture of the day, including:

VIRGIN MARY

JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God

Semiramis(Goddess Mother or “Queen of Heaven”) (Babel)

Nimrod (Babel)

Ashtarte or Ishtar (Babylon)

(This is where Catholics get EASTER from)

The Winged One or Baal the Sun God (Babylon)

Cybele (Goddess Mother) Asia

Deoius (Asia)

Fortuna (Pagan Rome)

The Boy Jupiter (Pagan Rome)

Isis (The Queen of Heaven) Egypt

Osiris or Horus (Egypt)

Isi (Goddess Mother) India

Iswara (India)

Venus (Rome)

Cupid (Rome)

Ashterath (Phoenicia)

Tammuz (Phoenicia)

Aphrodite (Greece)

Eros (Greece)

Irene (Goddess of Peace) Greece

The Boy Plutus (Greece)

Rhea (Mother of Gods)

Orion (Constellation)

Diana (Ephesian)

Bacchus (God of Party going) of Ancient Greece

Shing Moo (Holy Mother of China)

The Centaur (Greece)

2. 

MILQUETOAST MESSIAH: Who or WHAT is this milk-white-skinned, halo-enhanced, androgynous, suspiciously-transgendered looking creature, that is once again making the Satanic symbol of the trident?¬† And he looks like he’s wearing lipstick, and what happened to the majority of the beard on his face?¬† Jesus is often depicted as an adult like this – a weak-kneed pantywaist who looks like he can barely hold up both arms.jesus2

That “sacred heart’ of Jesus doesn’t really relate to Jesus at all.¬† In fact, if you look above, you’ll see that another Roman deity is also often portrayed as either having a heart or trying to pierce ours with an arrow – on Valentine’s Day.¬† Yep, Cupid is a false god. And by including this pagan symbol on Jesus as a “sacred heart”, pagans of the Roman world could continue their blasphemous worship of their gods, by dressing up Jesus to look like a Ken doll (that clearly looks like he’d rather be Barbie).

3.

HANGING AROUND:¬† Most common of all – Jesus is permanently hanging on the Cross in Catholic churches.¬† Catholic so-called “leadership” wants us to believe that this is a much more spiritual and respectful representation of Christ, than they believe an empty Cross represents – because it apparently “reminds them more of what Christ did for us”.

Which is frankly nonsensical – Christ’s death alone would have done NOTHING for us.¬† He’d be of no more significance than a dead Mohammad, Buddha or Joseph Smith.¬† ALL of us die – that’s not an accomplishment – in fact, it’s an incredible DEFEAT when the dead one also happens to be the SON OF GOD, killed by MEN – the Creator killed by His Creation?

Crucifix-exorcism

No matter how horrible the death may be, or the noble mission that caused the death to take place – only¬†His Resurrection granted Him (and us) victory over sin, hell, death and the grave.¬† Which is something that the spirit of antichrist does not want to highlight at all. And contrary to the Exorcist and other related demonic portrayals, the Devil is not afraid of your crucifix.¬† Holding it up in front of the demon-possessed won’t do any more to move a demon out of a person than holding up your driver’s license would. If the demon puts on a show that he’s being “cast out” – I would be very concerned being that exorcist, because he’s about to get a new demonic tenant living in him.

DEMONS AREN’T AFRAID OF YOUR CRUCIFIX (Sorry!)

Let’s get real for a moment – crucifixes or crosses don’t scare demons – and how DARE Catholics use such a powerful symbol as the Cross as some kind of spiritual lucky rabbit’s foot.¬† In fact, the horrid practice was spread throughout the world.¬† If demons are scared of crosses, they sure liked to use them a lot to brutally kill people around the world:¬†


  • Crucifixion was¬†invented¬†by the Persians in 300-400BC

  • Crucifixion (or impalement), in one form or another, it was used by Carthaginians and Macedonians

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    Alexander the Great¬†is reputed to have crucified 2,000 survivors from his¬†siege¬†of the¬†Phoenician¬†city of¬†Tyre, as well as the doctor who unsuccessfully treated Alexander’s friend¬†Hephaestion. Some historians have also conjectured that Alexander crucified¬†Callisthenes, his official historian and biographer, for writing disparaging things about him.

  • In¬†Carthage, crucifixion was an established mode of execution, which could even be imposed on generals for suffering a major defeat.

  • Romans developed it as a form of capital punishment for serious crimes.¬†The upright wooden cross was the most common technique, and the time victims took to die would depend on how they were¬†crucified.¬† Historian Josephus stated that¬†the Roman soldiers would amuse themselves by crucifying criminals in different positions.

  • The rebel slave Spartacus and 6,000 of his followers were all crucified along the highways into Rome – to show everyone what happens to traitors.

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    During the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD, it was written that many Jews were crucified to the walls of the city.

  • Constantine the Great, the first Christian¬†emperor, abolished crucifixion in the Roman Empire in 337 out of veneration for¬†Jesus Christ, its most famous victim.

Regardless, I believe this is a form of idol worship, for:

  • It obscures the glory of Christ – it hides the fact of His deity, His victory on the Cross, and His present kingdom.

  • It displays His human weakness, while hiding from the viewer His divine strength;

  • It depicts the reality of His pain, but keeps out of our sight the reality of His power.

In all 3 depictions of Christ above, they share one common theme – regardless of which one you’re looking at, Jesus is portrayed as powerless and impotent in all of the scenarios.

  • If Jesus never grows up, then Mary can be (and has been) introduced as a co-mediator to help the little guy out – which is what the Catholics did at Vatican Council II in 1959, bestowing the titles of¬† Mary as Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix (#62) in official documents.¬† In its basic definition, a mediator is one who serves as an intermediary between two other parties.¬† Oftentimes, the mediator assists in reconciling differences and bringing the parties to an understanding.¬† It’s like Catholics are wanting to intentionally go against the Scriptures, that state, in 1Tim. 2:5: ““For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”

    Co-Redemptrix is also used by some Catholics, referring to Mary’s role in the redemption of all peoples – a highly controversial theology that isn’t official church theology, but still held by millions to be true.¬†¬†Co-Redemptrix refers to a subordinate but essential participation by the Blessed Virgin Mary in redemption, notably that she gave free consent to giving birth to the Redeemer, which meant sharing his life, suffering, and death, which were redemptive for the world.¬† That’s like saying Abraham Lincoln’s mom freed the slaves, and Adolf Hitler’s mom was responsible for the Holocaust.¬† Good or bad, our mothers do not claim responsibility for our actions simply because they may have given birth to us.

Jesus’ death alone on the Cross is not the power behind the story of Easter. Anyone could die on a cross, as calloused as that sounds. In fact, 2 other thieves died on crosses flanking both sides of him that very day.

1 Corinthians 15:3 says:

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried…

Now, if we were to note a period (.) after the word ‚Äúburied‚ÄĚ, and that was it – then ladies and gentlemen, you‚Äôre serving a dead God in a dead religion. Which, sadly, is where the majority of the world finds itself tonight.

Muhammad, founder of Islam, is dead, and you can visit his grave at the Al Masjid an Nabawi mosque, also known as the Green Dome, in Medina, Saudi Arabia – where he was buried on June 8, 632 AD. They added the mosque over his tomb in 1279 AD.

Gautama Buddha is also dead, and his body was cremated in Kushinagar, India around 483 BC, and the relics were placed in monuments or stupas, some of which are believed to have survived until the present. Ramabhar Stupa in Kushinagar was built over a portion of the Buddha’s ashes on the spot where he was cremated by the ancient Malla people.¬† The cremated remains of what an inscription says is the Buddha, also called SiddhńĀrtha Gautama, have been also discovered in a box in Jingchuan County, China, along with more than 260 Buddhist statues

Cremated Remains of the ‘Buddha’ Discovered in Chinese Village

Confucius is also dead and you can visit his gravesite at the Cemetery of Confucius, in his hometown of Qufu, in Shandong province, China. At his gravesite, where he was buried in 479 BC, today 70 generations of his family are also buried – 100,000 people in all!

Gurdwara Kartarpur (meaning “The Abode of God”) was established by Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism in 1522. When Guru Nanak died in 1539, Hindus and Muslims disagreed on how to perform his last rites. A samadhi (according to Hindu tradition) lies in the gurdwara and a grave (according to Muslim traditions) lies on the premises as a reminder of this discord. The gurdwara is located in a small village named Kartarpur on the West bank of the Ravi River in Punjab, Pakistan.

Taoism was founded by Laozi, the author of the Tao Te Ching, who is very much dead today. According to Taoist legend, Laozi transmitted the Tao Te Ching at the request of a border guard before departing from China (i.e. from known civilization). He is believed to have lived out the rest of his days in communion with Nature. No one knows where he was buried, or even if he was, after he departed to the West from China in 531 BC.

Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) is dead, and was buried at the Smith Family Cemetery, Nauvoo, Illinois. After destroying a newspaper that printed negative material about him and his church, Joseph was arrested for “suppression of freedom of the press” and imprisoned at the Carthage Jail. On June 27, 1844, a mob of 200 men stormed the jail where Smith was being held, and murdered Joseph and his brother Hyrum.

The Cave of the Patriarchs is located in the ancient city of Hebron, West Bank, Israel – and is generally considered by Jews, Christians and Muslims to be its spiritual center. All three major Abrahamic world religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) have factions that believe that the compound encloses the burial place of: Adam and Eve; Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Rebekah; Jacob and Leah.

The founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) – Mary Baker Eddy – is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after dying on December 3, 1910.

Rev. Sun Myung Moon founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, or the Unification Church, in 1954 (also known as the ‚ÄúMoonies‚ÄĚ). On September 15, 2012, he was buried at his house in Cheongseongsan, in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

On January 24, 1986, L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, died in Creston, San Luis Obispo County, California, and was cremated – his ashes then scattered on the Pacific Ocean, per his wishes. He has a simple gravestone at the family home in Hubbardsville, New York.

CHRISTIANITY…AND CHRIST…ARE INCOMPARABLE

What sets Christianity apart from all the other religions is that according to 1 Corinthian’s 15:3-4:

:3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4And that he was buried, AND THAT HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY according to the scriptures

That’s the good news, friend! The Gospel, in a nutshell, is forever enshrined in four words:

  • The Cross (Jesus died)
  • The Crypt (Jesus was buried)
  • The Comma (that little punctuation mark that tells us that story didn‚Äôt end there, that there was more to come, for on Sunday morning there was‚Ķ)
  • The Comeback (Jesus kicked the end out of His tomb and rose from the grave, triumphant over Death, sin, sickness, Hell and the grave).

I call on Catholics around the world to take our Saviour down from the Cross.  To leave Him there is blasphemous and depraved Рit acknowledges His Death without His Resurrection Рmeaning He is NOT GOD and has no power to forgive sins, set us free or give us eternal life.

There is no greater testimony of the power of God today than an EMPTY Cross and an EMPTY TOMB – For He is not on it or in it any longer, nor did it have power over Him.¬† He cried from the Cross: “IT IS FINISHED” not “I AM Finished”.

Take Him down off the Cross, off His mother’s lap – and out of the tranny make-up bag.

I echo the powerful words of Alfred H. Ackley Рcredited with writing 1500 hymns, gospel songs and children’s songs Рbut likely his most famous is also his most powerful:

“I serve a risen Savior,
He’s in the world today.
I know that He is living,
Whatever men may say.
I see His hand of mercy;
I hear His voice of cheer;
and just the time I need Him
He’s always near.

He lives! He lives!
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me
and talks with me
along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives,
salvation to impart!
You ask me how
I know He lives?
He lives within my heart!’

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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted: April 19, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

Easter: Through Muslim Eyes

¬†Christians –¬†do not¬†be deceived. The war on Easter has begun in earnest. The end goal is nothing short of the complete eradication of the celebration of Easter from the Western, including Canada and the United States.


Let’s examine¬†a quote and photo from a blog named Stand Up For Islam , which we found¬†very revealing¬†concerning Islam’s view on celebrations like Christmas and Easter.¬†(Note: While we have supplied the link to the material for verification,¬†visit their¬†site¬†sparingly.¬†¬†Blogs¬†may receive financial support through adviews, number of visitors, etc. and we do not want to see these funds go into Islamic hands.)

Christian¬†parents¬†of school-aged kids are witnessing the slow removal of any signs of celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.¬†¬†They can be forgiven –¬†even admired –¬†for suggesting¬†that¬†they don’t care whether Jewish or Islam holidays are recognized in public schools, as¬†long as Easter and Christmas¬†continue to¬†be celebrated unabated as well.

Sounds reasonable – but you’re out of touch with Islamic reality.¬† Here’s the ugly truth.¬† They don’t want to work with you and they HATE Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.¬† They also believe that¬†your willingness to be so open-minded is a disgusting sign of weakness. ¬†They are taught to believe that¬†you are a reprobate infidel as are your children, and our religious holidays to them are like Hallowe’en to many Christians.

Don’t believe me?¬†¬†Fair enough. I present unedited (except to add definitions for Arabic words)¬†the first 1/2 of¬†a posting,¬†and accompanying¬†meme, entitled Easter and Islam from the above-stated blog.¬† The author is clearly upset:

“It saddens me to think that we are living in times when the Muslims are being misled, not only by the Christians and Hindus and Buddhists and those from other faiths ‚Äď they are being misled by other Muslims! Celebrating festivals like Easter is haraam. [Refers to anything that is prohibited in the Qur’anMuhammad or would result in sin when committed by a Muslim].

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Although it may be viewed as harmless fun, having an Easter egg, sending Easter greeting cards, wishing Christians a Happy Easter, you are (as a Muslim) doing more harm than good. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) never adopted the ways of Jahiliyyah (ignorance) to try and bring people to Islam. And even if you’re just trying to be polite and neighborly, you are actually undermining the principles of Islam and keeping people in misguidance.

Other than that, there is the added problem of imitating the kuffaar [derogatory word¬†for¬†we infidels or unbelievers].¬†We are Muslims and we distinguish ourselves as being Muslims and following Islam. There is no need to follow the tradition of another religion, especially if we have been Commanded by Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) not to. Allah Has Prescribed for us the festivities we should follow and there is no need to add to this by following something else. If celebrating Easter or any other festival was allowed, it would have been stated in hadith or the Qur‚Äôan.”

Friend, a Muslim will¬†never accept Easter¬†as-is and will feel morally obligated to shut it down.¬† Church, you need to wake up.¬† We are not protecting chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts here.¬† The commemoration and celebration of the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and how they changed, and will always continue to change, humanity for the better, are at stake.¬† Easter is Christianity’s Good News – if that is silenced, the very foundation of our faith is blocked from society.¬† Which is exactly what Satan wants to see.

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By Islam Rising
Founding
Calling Out Member
Posted: March 28, 2016, Updated: April 19, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]¬†

The Glorious Church #1 – Reaching the World

In mid-2017, I joined the question/answer site Quora, and quickly developed a readership of over 80,000, answering questions primarily about Jesus Christ, the Church and my homeland of Canada.  One question particularly intrigued me:

“Do atheists donate their time to society to help others like the Church does?”

One atheist stated that he believed they were an asset to society in general, but they don’t have missionaries, unlike the Church, because they “don’t spend time proselytizing”.¬†¬†That¬†really bugged me,¬†for the Church¬†of Jesus Christ has done more for the world in general than simply preach at it – in fact, I say without hesitation that there is no institution on planet Earth, founded in the last several thousand years, that has had the global impact of the Church of Jesus Christ.¬†¬†Godless goons can argue with me, and certainly, Church history has had its share of forgettable (and some shamefully unforgettable) moments, but¬†one would be a fool to argue that the Church has not had a positive influence overall on the world.

I wrote the following comment to the atheists’ answer, listing the ministries and services to the general public that I know at least some Christian somewhere in the world has provided or is providing today. ¬†Apologies in advance – this list was just off the top of my head, so I’m sure I missed a lot. ¬†I also include a previous answer to a question about what the contribution of the Christian church has been to our society over the last millennium.¬† Your comments are welcome – particularly if I have missed something substantial.


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The Glorious Church #2 – Influencing The Ages
The Glorious Church #3 – Against All Odds

The influence of atheism and atheists around the world cannot compare to the influence of the Christian Church worldwide, in virtually all nations, in any century in the last 2,000 years Рand unlike the few hundred million that choose to not believe in God at all, those who follow Jesus Christ number more than 2.2 billion around the world Рover 30% of humanity.  Add to that the international impact of the hundreds of millions of saints of God that have already passed on to their heavenly reward in the past 2,000 years, and you can get a bit of a sense of why the global Church of Jesus Christ in 2018 is very much alive and well.

Going forward, the¬† legacy of the Church of Jesus Christ today and beyond will not be singularly defined by the horrific actions of evil pedophile priests, nor by the antics of today’s name-it-and-claim-it, personality-based life-coaches portraying themselves as church pastors (whose hairdos are only surpassed in size by their houses), nor by the mistrust, financial wounding and reputation damage fostered by the 1980s televangelist scandals.¬† (See the rest of this series:

The Glorious Church #2 – Influencing The Ages

The Glorious Church #3 – Against All Oddlatest article:¬† “The Church: Offensive Voracity… and Overcoming Veracity” – how the Church survived the great nightmares of the past, created a few of its own… and why it is STILL an unstoppable force for good in the world).¬†¬†No matter what internal or external forces have sought its harm or destruction, the overall core message of the Church remains.¬† In 2018, it is alive and well around the world.

THE GLOBAL CHURCH

In 2007, the last time we compiled world data, it was reported by the Traveling Team, quoting Frontier Harvest Ministries, which tracks the ministry of the worldwide Church, that there were 4.19 million full-time Christian workers, with 95% working within the Christian world. That means that over 200,000 of them are working in nations where they are possibly in danger of persecution or even death just for helping there.

According to the same site mentioned above, Christians gave over $700 billion to the ongoing work of the Church worldwide, and our total annual income in the Church is estimated to be over $42 trillion.  The Church has roughly 3,000 times the financial resources and 9,000 times the manpower needed to finish the Great Commission.

And missionaries do not just ‚Äúproselytize‚ÄĚ – that’s a generalization either based on a narrative of being useless, or a cop out on knowing the facts. In fact, Church workers around the world:

And with 2.2 billion believers around the world, most of which are inspired to do something for God wherever they are, this list will never stop growing.¬† Where would the world be without the Church?¬† Someday they will find out, and it will be the worst day in world history.¬† And it will soon be upon us.¬† Accept Christ as your Saviour today – click the link at the bottom of this page – “God’s Got A Plan For You”, which will take you to a 5-minute video explaining what you must do to be sure you are ready to meet God face to face.

I urge you to Do it now – God promises only TODAY AND ETERNITY.

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By  Shawn J., Founder,
Calling Out Community
Posted: February 8, 2018
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