Mohammed Is Most Popular Name For Newborn Boys In Holland
The name Noah was putatively considered the most popular boy‚Äôs name for 2017, having been given to 635 new-born boys in the Netherlands. But as VoE reports, a journalist from broadcaster Powned did some research into the database, however, and noticed that another name, a non-traditional Dutch name, was slightly more prevalent.
This journalist checked for Mohammed and its alternative spellings.
He thus counted:
Mohammed 221, Mohamed 211, Muhammed 110, Mohammad 51, Muhammad 43 and reached a total of 636. Other forms like Mohamad, Muhamed, Muhammet, Mouhamed, Muhamad and Mahamuud could not be checked for ‚Äúprivacy reasons‚ÄĚ....
Though it is not possible that the Jews would accept a Muslim antichrist or a Muslim prophet, there could be a Muslim messiah of some sort who will be associated with the Antichrist in some way. Again, the Bible simply does not speak to this issue.
Daniel identifies the Antichrist as the prince of the people that ‚Äúshall destroy the city and the sanctuary‚ÄĚ (Da. 9:26). This ‚Äúpeople‚ÄĚ was the Romans, who in AD 70 destroyed Jerusalem and the Jewish temple under the leadership of Titus, who soon became the Roman emperor. This key prophecy tells us that the Antichrist will arise from Europe and the old Roman Empire and not from a Muslim kingdom. Though the Muslims captured Jerusalem in 637 from the Byzantines, they never destroyed a Jewish temple. It had ceased to exist more than 550 years earlier.
Chris000 you said exactly as I and my husband have felt many times! Thank you! I sometimes wonder if the ones who have gone through the fires of trial and tribulation that have a better understanding of the Scriptures relating to how we are to respond and live such as Matt 7:12
Fervent debate? Yes. Contend for the faith? Yes. Calvinism? Yes. King James Version? Yes. Misreading and taking out of context what people say on these forums to attack or malign them? Absolutely not acceptable! It would be good to review some basic Scriptures on the Fruit of the Spirit, the "love" chapter in 1 Corinthians, and probably some of Jesus' teachings like the Beattitudes
Backwoods Duck Farmer wrote: Neil, you're[sic] German friend was doing exactly what you just said not to do - generalizing ... What he did do was predict with devastating accuracy what would happen when America continued on the road Reconstruction set us on. That tended to make folks uncomfortable.
My German neighbor (not friend as you say) was pointing out something I had experienced many times over, and from so-called Christians too. Hasty generalization, sure, but I couldn't muster any counterexamples.
I thought you'd sing Dabney's praises. And you obviously haven't read any scholarly bios of Brown (murderer though he was). The Stars & Bars line cannot withstand objective analysis, and worse, is a *terrible* testimony to unbelievers and blacks, lumping Christianity with a discreditable fringe historical view. I wish those who believe this stuff would at least keep it offline, so I won't have to distance myself from it.
Suggested online reading: "Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass."
Neil, you're German friend was doing exactly what you just said not to do - generalizing. Can't say he's wrong, but you said we shouldn't generalize.
John Brown was a loony reprobate who's only theology was that he hated white southerners and pretty much anybody else who disagreed with him. Dabney, on the other hand, was a godly late nineteenth century prophet who neither hated yankees nor blacks. What he did do was predict with devastating accuracy what would happen when America continued on the road Reconstruction set us on. That tended to make folks uncomfortable.
Hi Jenny, I'm with Backwoods, and would like to say thanks for the outside thoughts. My concern has always been for those stopping by, and new Christians popping in, etc., as well. To often, I can't help but wonder what they think when they read some comments. In fact, when I first arrived here, I was a new Christian, and I couldn't believe what other Christians were saying to each other, or the fighting that was going on, and it's still distressing. The joking around does go too far at times, and I'm guilty of this myself, and am also guilty of saying things I shouldn't in the heat of a moment at times. The difference though is that I'll catch it, address it, and make a conscious effort not to repeat the same, and others do as well. We're all mere humans, but what sets us apart is that were also born again Christians, so we would all do well to watch our words, our approach to disagreements, and to always keep in mind that we need to be examples to those stopping by to take a peek in, etc. I've seen some visitors, over time, comment, "I thought this was a Christian site", never to return, and that's just not acceptable. Thanks for the reminder...
Adriel wrote: It's so wonderful to watch you American folks over there in the Colonies discuss your nations foibles and iniquities.
A useful response, thanks! And you're the only one who cited Scripture here.
I don't doubt there are regional cultural differences, just as there are in the UK and elsewhere, but I *do* doubt whether Southern "Warm" is really any better than Northern "Cold." A German once told me, "Americans smile as they stab you in the back." Ouch!
Unpleasant historical fact: both John Brown (violent abolitionist) and R.L. Dabney (Southern Yankee-hater and slave-whipper) were Calvinists.
It's so wonderful to watch you American folks over there in the Colonies discuss your nations foibles and iniquities. I thoroughly enjoy coming on to this site to see confident debate about various topics. Do Christians debate?? Of course they do. With all the different denominations, theological positions and human nature being what it is, I would be very surprised if Christians did not debate and fervently. Just like Christ did with the Scribes and Pharisees. As for "damaging" someones faith - Well there is a good debate! The only "Christians" whose faith can be damaged are Arminians, the DIY crowd, - The Romish religious reprobates who do not have faith, the Liberals who are of course apostates and the nominals. True faith, as you can see from the Bible, is Calvinism. Everybody knows that.
So keep on debating from your own perspectives and contend for the faith earnestly, as God has commanded.
Jude : 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."
BTW I have been over the pond to America and could see the variations between North and South. And East and West.
Any of you ever watch the movie made by Mark IV Pictures, "Witcome's War"? There's a part where they're arguing using Scripture and throughout the movie the Enemy uses their differences to divide them and keep them from being effective for the Kingdom. It's way outdated and a bit corny but totally timeless in its message.
Thanks, Backwoods. It comes from being on both ends of the debate: the person whose doctrine and theology wasn't always so sound and made to feel like the enemy and stupid for it and the one who belittled others when they didn't go along with my trying to force them to accept and believe the truth when I was not being very Christlike in my approach. Neither side is a good place to be. Thanks be to Jesus for His infinite patience and loving correction in my life!
Dr. Tim: "What part of the North are you from that makes you meaner than a rattlesnake with a root canal."
Loaded question and wrong geographical assumption; did you notice my location? To some folks apparently, the US is still divided into North and South, as if it was 1861. How is it mean to object to questionable assertions here? This is right out of the Liberal playbook: resort to personal attacks instead of answering rationally.
Neil, I spent three years in New England, three in the Detroit area and about three and a half just outside of Chicago, not to mention two years in Florida where the only thing Southern any more is the armadillos that immigrated from Mexico. What part of the North are you from that makes you meaner than a rattlesnake with a root canal? By the way, my pastor is from New England, and he often says he wasn't born in the South, but he got here as quick as he could. Relax, bro, and try to get some of the starch out of your boxers.
I didn't know saying I have basic manners is boasting. I suppose saying I know how to brush my teeth and eat with a fork would be bragging as well. Nor did I say my statement was a joke. I said I employ humor and sarcasm in my writing. Either way, this discussion looks like it's turning into a nonsensical quibble about regional differences. If someone wants to cordially debate on a meaningful subject (something I do quite often) so as to see an exchange of views, I'm all fine with it. However, meaningless squabbles (which is what you seem to be interested in) are sinful and do not edify the brethren. Unless someone is in sin, I don't see anything edifying in hounding Christian brothers over cultural brothers. Originally this thread was a mature discussion about Islam, evangelism, and names.
My husband and I read these comments periodically and some of them are very insightful. Others, though, are embarrassingly rude and disrespectful. If I were an unbeliever and read how some of you talk about or to each other it would confirm why I wouldn't want to become a Christian. I seem to remember a verse in the Bible that talks about not biting and devouring one another... you all seem intelligent and I've enjoyed the debates and definitely the humor, but it would be great if you would keep the scathing remarks, name calling, and disrespect out of these discussions. I understand passionate feelings and wanting to get others to see the truth but it's better to pray for these people and treat them with respect than to demean them.
Backwoods Duck Farmer wrote: ...Again, that doesn't make us superior..
"Southerners know how to be decent and show basic manners." Hilariously self-incriminating; if you had basic manners, you wouldn't boast like this. And you wouldn't try to evade responsibility by then pretending, when challenged, it was only a joke or sarcasm.