Friday, May 22, 2015


In my debates with persons of the various religions I have come to the conclusion that religion is man-made and premised on subjective reasoning with data which can't be substantiated with logical , imperical evidence and thus open to fraud.
The documents often used by followers are not fraudulent in their entirety but a mixture of truth and lies. This is why it's very easy to be deceived if one isn't armed with logical analytical instruments with which data can be scrutinized.
   The three major monotheistic religions namely Christianity, Islam, Judaism all lay claim to the faith of the Patriarch Prophet Abraham from whom we derive Isaac the father of Christianity and Judaism and Ishmael the father of Islam.
One would expect the three religions to have a common denominator with respect to the subject of salvation button the contrary it is the subject that has pitched them at loggerhead with each other.
Christianity preaches about the need for a saviour in Christ, while Judaism believes in a saviour but do not believe in Jesus Christ as the saviour. Islam on the hand does not believe in a messiah but believes that salvation can be attained through human effort as demomstated in theThe Five Pillars consist of:1) Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith.2) Salat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day.3) Zakat: paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy.4) Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan.5) Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca.
Truth is absolute and objective, by this I mean truth is provable and constant , it does not seize to be truth at some future date. Forinstance, 1+1=2, this is the truth and it will never change. Therefore , salvation should be provable, logical, objective, absolute anything outside this would be illogical. One can either saved or not, their are no middle grounds.
It also follows that a saved person should possess those divine qualities or attributes found in heaven since a saved person is already qualified to be in heaven. Therefore it is safe to say that a saved person is justified ( without sin ) , sanctified ( set apart for God's use ) and glorified ( honoured, favoured and empowered by God) and be free from Guilt . One can't be justified and at the same time be guilty . It is either one or the other. Ones conscience should bear witness that one is saved since the conscience serves to either condemn or aquit us.
Muslims are faced with these logical questions requiring answers 1)  would stop sinning and become perfect after fulfilling the five pillars of Islam for a year . 2) if no , does that mean that one is still saved and what would be the faith of the Man who died while under this condition, 3) will he still go to Allah's heaven in that state of sinfulness or 3) will Allah overlook his sins ? if yes under what circumstances or is there a righteousness outside the Muslim religious code. ? 4) If a Muslim stole three oranges and a Christian one orange is he a higher or lesser sinner, and how many sins does a man commit before he becomes a sinner. If one sin makes a man a sinner , is impossible that one act of righteousness can make a man righteous like the born again Christians profess.
5) what guarantees does Islam offer a man with respect to salvation given that man is prone to err. is it a legal instrument and what are the bases for such guarantees if any? 6) By what name did prophet Abraham call know God by, 7) Is prophet Abraham in heaven? if yes was it by the observance of the 5 pillars of Islam even when Mohammed was not yet born or was it by a principle outside the 5 pillars of Islam. If yes , is it possible to enter heaven outside the observance of Islamic laws just like Abraham did.
The same questions goes for the Jew. If the breaking of one of Moses law makes one a sinner since a strict Observance of ALL the law is demanded by Moses, is it possible that one act of righteousness by equity can make a person right with God . What is Judaism's cure for sin , has it ever produced a sinlesss, perfect man. If not whatbare the guarantees that a Jew can be saved without a saviour?
The possibility of being saved by the two other religion is nearly impossible we are left with the third. Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ took the purnishment for our sins( present, past, future) and in exchange gave us peace with the heavenly father.
It reinforces the fact that we are God's children , members of His household. Statements accredited to Jesus Christ himself says,[NLT] John 5:24 “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. THEY WILL NEVER be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.
This statement can only be valid when the aforementioned questions posed to the muslim are answered in the affirmative by the follower of Christ.
let's look at them from the biblical point of view. By faith ( total reliance on God) the born again Christian believes :
  1) if one would stop sinning and become perfect after receiving Jesus Christ as saviour for more than a year .
Born again Christian reply :
No , we do not stop sinning because of our weak human nature neither are we proud of sins , but we have an advocate in Jesus Christ who haven been tempted has declared us justified knowing that by the observance of the Mosaic law no man can be right with God. He fulfilled the demands of the law.
THE ONLY LOGICAL CURE FOR UNILATERAL SIN IS A UNILATERAL PARDON. The born again christian is a recipient of the forgiving power of God through Jesus Christ.
   Violation of the law demands a death sentence, but if someone was willing to take the place of an offender then the guilty was declared innocent Leviticus16:.8 -10 "And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer him for  a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall  be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let  him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness." Jesus Christ is the scapegoat sent to atone for the sins of the world.
The born again Christian is therefore justified, sanctified and glorified by reason of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

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