Philippine Vote on Muslim Self-Rule Puts Christians on Edge
A Muslim-majority region in the Philippines voted on a proposal for greater self-determination, a pivotal attempt at peace that tests the fragile relationship between Muslims and a Roman Catholic minority concerned about creeping Islamic authority.
To most of the four million people in the Muslim areas of the southern island of Mindanao, the vote offers a hopeful end to decades of conflict between armed groups and the government in this overwhelmingly Catholic country of 100 million people. The fighting claimed more than 100,000 lives over the years and extremist groups backed by Islamic State and al Qaeda were able to thrive.
Voters braved the threat of terrorism Monday, with more than 20,000 soldiers and police deployed to protect them. Large crowds swarmed polling stations in Cotabato, a city of about 300,000 people, where both sides have alleged vote-buying, intimidation and violence....
GOD teaches - Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
ONLY by the Son of GOD, Jesus Christ can any person be saved.
If the Muslim faith was valid and genuine to GOD - Then why would HE send His Son to be crucified by man?
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him."
1John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."