Saturday, December 24, 2011

Helping the Muslim UNDERSTAND Christ Jesus - 101 Blog

“Helping the Muslim: ‘Understand’ Christ Jesus – 101” …Blog. [1/?]

*** (2Corinthains 4:3-to-7) So if our gospel is veiled; it is veiled to those who are dying.
(2Cor 4:4) In their case; the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of those who do not believe; to keep them from seeing; the light of the glorious gospel of Christ; who is the ‘Image’ of God. [Colossians 1:12-to-21]
(2Cor 4:5) For we do not preach ourselves; but Jesus Christ as Lord; and ourselves as ‘merely’ your servants; for Jesus' sake. [Matthew 23:11 & Luke 17:10]
(2Cor 4:6) For God, Who said, “Let light shine out of darkness”, has shown in our hearts; to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory; in the face of Jesus Christ.
(2Cor 4:7) But we have this treasure [God’s Holy Spirit] in clay jars [Our Human Bodies]; to show that its extraordinary power; comes from God; and ‘Not’ from us.

*** (2Timothy 2:25-26) in meekness instructing those who oppose; if perhaps; God will give them Repentance; to the acknowledging of The Truth;
(2Tim 2:26) and that they ‘Awake’ out of the snare of the Devil; having been taken captive by him; so as to do the will of that one.

*** (Matthew 13:19) When anyone ‘hears’ the Word of the kingdom; and does ‘Not’ understand it; then the wicked one [Satan] comes; and ‘catches away’; that which was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown; by the wayside.

Just imagine that ‘You’… grew up in a “Muslim Home?” You live in a “Muslim Country” and see on ‘TV’ or the ‘Internet’; some of those ‘Other ‘Prosperous’ nations… that are: “Not Muslim?” ‘You’ were always taught… “Allah Akbar, Only Allah is God; and Mohamed is his prophet!” You have also ‘studied’ some of the Islamic published history that is… “Anti Christian & Anti Jew!” You were taught “HOW” the Christians [Catholics] slaughtered your Muslim people; during the Crusades. One day, ‘You’ are on the Internet and then joined: “Face Book!” You go there to defend your Muslim faith; and are buried in information about Islam; ‘You’ never heard before. People are sharing quotes from the Quran; and even evidence of Multiple Quran’s; which ‘You’ assume have formed your Muslim Sects: “The Sunni & the Shiite” ‘You’ remember which One: ‘You’ belong to and Why! You nation has always been suffering internal civil wars; due to these religious sects fighting. “HOW Do YOU”… as Muslim… “Find the REAL: GOD”…? You did not know; that IF you look for Him with all your heart… “HE” will reveal Himself to ‘You’…!

*** (Jeremiah 29:11-12-13) For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you; says the LORD Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil; to give you a future and a hope.
(Jer 29:12) Then you shall call on Me; and you shall go and pray to Me; and I will listen to you.
(Jer 29:13) And you shall seek Me; and find Me; when you search for Me; with all your heart.

*** (Acts 15:8-9) And God; Who “KNOWS” the hearts; bore them witness; giving them the Holy Spirit even as to us. [John 7:38-39 & Romans 8:9]
(Acts 15:9) And He put no difference; between us and them; purifying their Hearts: by Faith.

*** (1Samuel 16:7) But the LORD Jehovah said to Samuel; Do ‘Not; look on his face; ‘Nor’ on his height; because I [God] have refused him. For He [God] does not see as man sees. For man looks on the outward appearance; but the LORD Jehovah: looks on the heart.

IF ‘You’ will allow me… I would like to share some of my Religious background; before I came to Christ Jesus; “Only on His terms?” I like ‘You’… was raised in a ‘Religious Household’. Both are worlds apart but; they are very similar in many areas. I was ‘Never’ allowed to question our beliefs… even when they seemed Wrong! I was told; much like You; our Religion was the “Only True ONE”… and that all others were: “Counterfeit!” I was to believe that our ‘Leader’; like you are told to Believe: your Imam: “Without Question!” We were only allowed to use our Religious material; and could ‘Never’ attend; OTHER Religious Worship Centers! Yes, I was raised: “A Roman Catholic!” As a teen I entered the Military; where I conveniently ‘forgot & left; my Religion! I only used it; when it benefited “ME!” It was some 10 years later; when I started my Search; for the Real True God! And yes, without “ALL”; those “Religious Trappings”… that I had been taught; from my youth!

“Crippled by ‘Religion’ – 101”
*** (John 14:6) Jesus said to him; I am the Way; the Truth; and the Life; “NO One” comes to the Father [God] but by Me [Jesus].

*** (John 6:44) “NO One” can come to Me [Jesus]; unless the Father; Who has sent Me; draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day.

*** (1Timothy 2:5-6) For God is ONE; and there is ‘One’ Mediator of God and of men: the Man Christ Jesus,
(1Tim 2:6) Who gave Himself a ransom for all; to be testified in due time. [Revelation 20:10-to-15]

*** (John 7:38-39) The ‘One’ who believes in Me [Jesus]; as the Scripture has said; will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart.
(John 7:39) Now He said this about the [Holy] Spirit; Whom those who were believing in Him were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present; because Jesus had not yet been glorified. [Ephesians 1:7-to-14 & Roman 8:9]

“What about the ‘Lost’ Heathen? – 101” …Blog.
*** (Psalms 98:2-3) The LORD Jehovah has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has ‘unveiled’ to the eyes of the nations.
(Psa 98:3) He has remembered His mercy and His truth toward the house of Israel; “ALL” the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of the LORD Jehovah.

Right Away: ‘You’ will “Immediately” have… “Doubts & Questions”; because of your;  Religious Training! ‘You’ have “THINGS”; from your upbringing; and from your “Cultural Islamic Mindset!” IF ‘You’ are “Really” searching; for the “ONE TRUE GOD”… No Matter what “His Name Really IS”… ‘You’ will find Him! He has promised to reveal Himself to those… “Who are TRULY”… “Searching for Him” –> with their “Whole Heart!” You may have to read these references “Over & Over Again!” When ‘One’ does not believe the Holy Word of God: the Bible… “Satan” then comes and “Snatches Away”… those “Words Eternal of Life” that ‘You’ heard! I have posted only some of the Bible verses here; and there are many more! Right away, your mind; as my Catholic mind did… will start to ‘Reject’ what you hear! Years of Religious programming; will certainly make ‘You’ “NOT TO OPEN Your Mind” = to search for God; “The One True Living God!” Your understanding will come… when ‘You’ yield yourself to HIM… and to His Holy Word; the Bible!

*** (Ephesians 2:8-8-10) For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God
(Eph 2:9) and, not the result of works; lest anyone boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are his masterpiece; created in Christ Jesus for good works; that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.

*** (Romans 11:6) But if by grace; then it is no more of works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works; then it is no more of grace; otherwise work is no more work.

 *** (Titus 3:4-to-7) But when the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
(Tit 3:5) not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
(Tit 3:6) whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
(Tit 3:7) that being justified by His grace, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

*** (Philippians 2:13) For it is God who works in you; both to will; and to do; of His good pleasure.

*** (Romans 8:9) You, however; are ‘not’ of the flesh but under the control of the Spirit; since God's [Holy] Spirit lives in you. And if anyone ‘does not’ have the Spirit of Christ, he does = ‘NOT’ = belong to Him. [Romans 8:9]

“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (John 3:3) Jesus answered and said to him; Truly, truly, I say to you; Unless a man is born again; he cannot see the kingdom of God.

‘You’ as a Muslim; should pray 5 times each day! You have been earning your Salvation all your life! Many of the “False ‘Christian’ Religions” also teach a ‘Works Salvation’; such as the False Catholic: ‘Christians!’ You have probably seen a real olive tree! Does that olive tree WORK to Produce; those Olives… “OR”… are those Olives a “Natural Process” of that: “Life Living ‘INSIDE’ of that Olive Tree?” But off course! Good works also come: “OUT OF” one’s Inner Salvation. That “Outer life: religious practices ‘Do Not’ on its own; produce good works! If it did… “You” would not have to be Reminded: by a “Call to Prayer!” By a second Nature… one knows & shares… what they ‘Truly have on the Inside.’ “Real Biblical Saving Faith ALONE”… “Produces Good Works!” It is NOT the Works… that produce the Faith!  

*** (Matthew 11:27-to-30) All things are delivered to Me [Jesus] by My Father [God]. And no one knows the Son; except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father; except the Son; and the one to whom the Son [Jesus] will reveal Him [God].
(Mat 11:28) Come to Me [Jesus]; all you who labor and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest.
(Mat 11:29) Take My yoke on you and learn of Me [Jesus]; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and you shall find rest to your souls.
(Mat 11:30) For My yoke is easy; and My burden is light.

*** (Isaiah 26:10) Let favor be shown to the wicked; ‘Yet’ he will ‘NOT’ learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he will deal ‘unjustly’, and ‘Will Not’ behold the majesty of Jehovah the LORD.

*** (Hebrews 1:5-to-8) For to ‘which’ of the angels [None!] = did He [God] = say at ‘any’ time, = “You are My Son, = this day I [God] = have ‘begotten’ You [Jesus]?” = And again, = “I will be to Him [Jesus] a Father [God], = and = He [Jesus] = shall be to Me [God] = a Son?"
(Heb 1:6) And again, = when He [God] = brings in the First-born [Jesus] = into the world, = He [God] says, = “And let ‘all’ the angels of God = “WORSHIP” = Him [Jesus].”
(Heb 1:7) And of ‘the angels’ = He [God] says, = “Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.”
(Heb 1:8) But to the Son [Jesus] = He [God] says, = “Your throne, = O God [Jesus], = is forever and ever. = A scepter of ‘righteousness’ = is the scepter of = Your [Jesus] kingdom.

“Is ‘Jesus’ God? – 101”…Blog.
The Jesus (pbuh) of Islam… is “NOT” the Christ [Messiah] Jesus of the Bible! That is the KEY to ALL: “False Religions!” Christ Jesus in the Bible… “Claimed to Be GOD!” Even the Jews of His day… understood that and tried to Stone Him! “He is either GOD”… “OR… “He is Insane”…! There are… “No Other Choices!” Perhaps, may I suggest that ‘YOU’… Search for the “ONE True GOD”… and ‘Forget’ your religious trappings. He is “Real”… and will as He Promised… “Reveal Himself to those: who search for Him: with their “Whole Heart”…!  Will ‘You’ truly search for Him…?

*** (Jeremiah 29:11-12-13) For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you; says the LORD Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil; to give you a future and a hope.
(Jer 29:12) Then you shall call on Me; and you shall go and pray to Me; and I will listen to you.
(Jer 29:13) And you shall seek Me; and find Me; when you search for Me; with all your heart.

*** (1Samuel 3:21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel; in Shiloh; by the Word of the LORD.

“Growing ‘Spiritually?’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (Proverbs 30:4) Who has gone up to Heaven and has come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name? Surely you know.

Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!