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'Jesus: Prophet of Islam' Bus Ads Debut in Australia
If you ask the organization Mypeace in Australia, Jesus wasn‚Äôt God, but he was a good prophet of Islam. That‚Äôs just one of the messages the group is set to debut on Australian buses in September. And it‚Äôs just one of the messages already plastered on billboards around Sydney.
As CNS News reports, ‚Äúroadside billboards in the metropolitan Sydney area carry one of four simple slogans: ‚ÄėJesus: A Prophet of Islam,‚Äė ‚ÄôHoly Qur‚Äôan: The Final Testament,‚Äė ‚ÄôMuhammad: Mercy to Mankind‚Äė and ‚ÄôIslam: Got Questions? Get Answers.‚Äô...
I have some questions about Prophet Jesus in relationship to Matthew 25:1-13 King James Bible.
Sooner than list the questions, I will simply let you answer any questions you care to, if you care to answer any. :
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish. 3 They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him... 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
When I was writing that post, I wanted to abandon my writing & just post scripture. Such a blessing.
Luke 4:18-19 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: 18 ‚ÄúThe Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord‚Äôs favor.‚ÄĚ 20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, ‚ÄúToday this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.‚ÄĚ
Isa 61:1-2,8 "The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me; because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to preach the acceptable year of Jehovah and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn-" 8 ‚ÄúFor I, the LORD, love justice;
CV wrote: Dopey To... Luke 4: tells us that Jesus went into the synagogue and read Isiah 61 -a txt about Gods anointed one (also a claim to deity), and applied it to himself.
CV Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives...:KJV
Luke 4:18 depicts what the Lord Jesus Christ stated, as the rest of the chapter clearly shows. Christ was referring of course to what God had Isaiah the prophet prophesy centuries before in (recall 2 Timothy 3:16) :
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;:KJV
Christ was of course applying Isaiah 61:1 to Himself and in effect stating, "this day Isaiah 61:1 is fullfilled before your very eyes". What Christ went on to fulfill in Judaea when He was there, and subsequently in time since He left, does, in fact, prove He was telling the truth that day in Judaea.
My last post dealt with "corruption". Perhaps the billboard posters can deal with these issues as well.
Islam concedes that Jesus performed miracles. Mohamed couldn't do any, but that hasn't stopped Muslims from spinning Benny Hinn like tales.
In it's focus to undermine the cross, (like all other cults (yes RC too)), Islam concedes Christs virgin birth. Now, the virgin birth is spectacular, truly in the order of the original creation, where's Allah gave Mohamed a regular entrance no better then anyone else's.
And Allah gets so worked up trying to stop Jesus from dying on the cross, that he floats Jesus to heaven without facing death. Mo on the other hand, gets poisoned by a Jewess, then left to decompose forever in Mecca. When it really came down to it, Allah seems to cut and run on Mo.
But Islam does make up good ground on Christianity. If you're into that kind of thing, Allah offers 72 of 'em. And, (I don't drink either, shuks) but Mo's Allah offers unlimited alcohol. Pretty good deal I think, definitely giving Islam the winning edge. Yep! "Free offers" they can promote in their billboards!!
But not only this Dopey, Catholics and Muhammadans are tied together -- by Mary!
Mike Gendron wrote: Nearly 50 years ago, Roman Catholic Bishop Fulton Sheen predicted that Islam would be converted to Catholicism "through a summoning of the Moslems to a veneration of the Mother of God." He reasoned, "The Koran...has many passages concerning the Blessed Virgin. First of all, the Koran believes in her Immaculate Conception and also in her Virgin Birth. Mary, then, is for the Moslems the true Sayyida, or Lady."
Dopey To impress his fellow desert dwellers, Mohamed regaled them with tall tales of himself in Christian scriptures. To exalt himself as the grand daddy of them all - the bestest gift of god to mankind, Mo cast Jesus & others in supporting roles as "good prophets".
Muslims can't dismiss our Bible as Myth because Mo used it. Instead, they label it as corrupted.
Luke 4: tells us that Jesus went into the synagogue and read Isiah 61 -a txt about Gods anointed one (also a claim to deity), and applied it to himself.
But if Isiah is corrupted, Allahs "good prophet" Isa never mentions it, keeping it a secret. Or perhaps, Isa is clueless about the corrupted txt and its meaning - either way, not good.
Or, the Gospel writers made the whole thing up - even the most trivial things like prayer & fasting. Jesus says not to use vain repetition as prayer, Allah requires chapter after chapter of reciting mindless gibberish in Arabic; And fasting -- Jesus says wash your face so no one knows. Allahs Ramadan is a worldwide celebration ending in a feast.
In fact, whoever wrote the Gospels were so brilliant with Godlike foreknowledge, to have arranged even the most trivial details against Islam 3/4 of a century before Islam would even exist as a twinkle in Amina and Abdula's eyes.
I have some questions about prophet jesus of Islam.
But while I write that, have a look at a part of my post from another thread. It's about Marion apparitions and alleged miracle cures:
As for Mary's miracles JY, your Mary has nothing over our Benny Hinn. I saw Benny once wave his hands--- and his roadies and entire stage staff take a dive--- putting the fear of God in a stadium full of people--- emptying their wallets. Beat that for a miracle!
CV, I thank you for also rebuking Bubba. Thanks to you, I see that Bubba has continued his foolish time waisting ways and has gone from tossing boomerangs then waiting for them to come back to now tossing goats then waiting for them to come back.
I see CV that you also have a decent grade two education like I have. Now if only we could get Bubba to go to school and quit waisting his time!
Bubba wrote: Remonds me of playing my didgeridoo, waiting for my boomerang to come back.
I am about to leave now and won't be back until after 9 A M, Lord willing, but I cannot leave without first addressing a serious issue.
Being thoroughly schooled in how to give a proper rebuke I must now give one to you Bubba.
Your full 6/6/11 3:20 PM comment reveals serious faults about you Bubba.
For instance, "Remonds" reveals clearly that you can't even spell for the word should be "reminds". Secondly look how you waste your time, "playing my didgeridoo" and "waiting for my boomerang to come back." Brace yourself Bubba here it comes:
Wake up Goober, and get yourself a decent grade two education like I have. Now I must leave before Bubba humiliates me by commenting he has a grade three education and is therefore smarter than me.
Dopey wrote: I sometimes "speak" "which the Holy Ghost teacheth;", which of course is totally over the head of some as the above passage shows. The Holy Ghost only "teacheth" "spiritual things" to "us which are saved" (1 Corinthians 1:18) Your question was answered by me speaking "spiritual things". CV, You need your glasses checked.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
Thanks for the clarification. Curios though, why you would take RC which is mired in confusion to be your spiritual head?
Is it your intention to have such glaring inconsistencies sail over your head, and carry on as if nothing like this is happening? ...
My last comment said I agree with what you wrote as I do here also.
As to the question you asked me. :
1 Corinthians 2:12-14
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.
I sometimes "speak" "which the Holy Ghost teacheth;", which of course is totally over the head of some as the above passage shows. The Holy Ghost only "teacheth" "spiritual things" to "us which are saved" (1 Corinthians 1:18)
Your question was answered by me speaking "spiritual things". CV, You need your glasses checked.
Dopey wrote: wrote: Large swathes of Australian population, educated in Jesuit run Catholic schools, is ignorant of the real Jesus.
CV, since your the one that "wrote:" what you "wrote:" .. you should write some more and make clear the truth concerning what you would have us consider.
The Pope kisses the Quran and says Muslims also worship the one God- The Creator of Heaven and Earth. Allah says to cease and desist calling Christ God, and that He did not die on the cross.
The Bible holds a position exactly opposite. Both just can't be true.
Now that Muslims want to post their message on billboards, RC would like to oppose their message? Is it your intention to have such glaring inconsistencies sail over your head, and carry on as if nothing like this is happening? Rest of RC's are.
When Rome was promoting it's ecumenism and "interfaith" dialog, the secularists were gushing at Romes "tolerance", decrying "fundamentalism". But going against Gods ways always ends up in a mess. Rome is messed up.
wrote: Large swathes of Australian population, educated in Jesuit run Catholic schools, is ignorant of the real Jesus.
CV wrote: I can see that you have issues with that statement, Dopey. But what about this? "The Church also has a high regard for the Muslims, who worship one God, living and subsistent, merciful and omnipotent, the Creator of heaven and earth" (Nostra Aetate 3). As a result of their monotheism, believers in Allah are particularly close to us."
CV, since your the one that "wrote:" what you "wrote:" and pretty well straightened out the issues I had, you should write some more and make clear the truth concerning what you would have us consider.
Dopey wrote: CV | Australia, Since you know a lot of things that are true, and you are from Australia I have no doubt that what you told Jim is very valuable. CV you told us, "Christians here will battle on." It is good to hear that Australian Christians will battle on. But it is not wise to leave important things undone before battling. So I must ask you this CV : Did you offer any money, the Christian way, or were you expecting someone to do it for free when you told the man, Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport ?
Remonds me of playing my didgeridoo, waiting for my boomerang to come back.
wrote: Large swathes of Australian population, educated in Jesuit run Catholic schools, is ignorant of the real Jesus.
I can see that you have issues with that statement, Dopey. But what about this?
"The Church also has a high regard for the Muslims, who worship one God, living and subsistent, merciful and omnipotent, the Creator of heaven and earth" (Nostra Aetate 3). As a result of their monotheism, believers in Allah are particularly close to us."
CV, you even had Mike Gendron visit Australia several years back, e.g., Understanding Islam and Roman Catholicism, and I hope many Catholics got to hear him. I would be surprised if Jews would have just as strong of dislike for those Protestant groups that think they have replaced the Jews, q.v., What is Replacement Theology?, as do for Catholics or Muslims. Of course Muhammadans think they have replace all of the religions. Christians everywhere have a battle in front of them; I wish you good results with your battle.
Ah Jim! Large swathes of Australian population, educated in Jesuit run Catholic schools, is ignorant of the real Jesus. But they're not too fond of Islam either. Islam though, enjoys a darling relationship with the academic liberal secular crowd, whereas they loath Christianity. A comparable Christian message wouldn't have seen the light of day.
Anglicans & RC are the front-runners, with atheists/secularists & Islam each claiming "fastest growing" status.
Anglicanism came about when Pope wouldn't grant Henry VII divorce. These two are really siblings who had a fallout over wedding arrangements.
The atheists will denounce all religious overtures, but not as vociferously as had it been Christian. Any Jewish influence is always hostile towards Christians, they'd rather befriend Muslims if put to choose sides.
Look for Romies to call for dialog, with other denominations coalescing under an ecumenical umbrella. These will come up with a watered down Jesus, similar to what they had rejected to start with, but they'll feel better because THEY had come up with it.
Ah, cv, those would be very accurate billboards. May I suggest what could be of help to explain Christ to Muslims look over the section, Why Muslims become Christians. I probably would want to add a sign to the buses, "Isa more than a prophet of Islam!"