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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. I sure would want to know who financed the scientific research before taking it at face value. Often the research is funded by those industries trying to advance their cause. Since I know the evils of alcohol and the destruction and devastating effects it has on families, and knowing that red grape juice is also proven to reduce heart related disease, I choose not to support the alcohol industry. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Islamic countries don't drink alcohol yet it's the western world that has the highest incidence of heart disease. So, if heart disease is the main concern, then instead of looking to alcohol, perhaps we need to take a closer look at our diets. ;)
  2. I believe we are in the last stage of the 4th kingdom today and that the Roman Empire will be brought back together again with their different ideologies, viewpoints and governments. In reality, it still exists and lives in Italy, France, Germany, Spain and all the nations of Europe which were in the Roman Empire. Rome was never overcome, it simply fell apart into different nations. All the world is waiting for is the "little horn" in the 7th chapter, to put it back together. He will be Satan's man. The vision of this 4th beast is still unfulfilled but we see entire continents awakening and being catapulted into the 21st century, where radical and new ideologies are clashing, where modern technology is capturing the minds on one hand while on the other is the quest for deadlier weapons. And the world tries desperately to avoid another world war. This "little horn" is the key to the entire situation and I believe he is the Antichrist who will be responsible for the "horns' being put back together in 10 kingdoms. They don't appear to represent a 5th kingdom at all, but grow out of the head of the 4th beast as the last development just before the return of Christ. The scene in the vision shifts to heaven (same scene in Rev 4 & 5) where in Dan 7:13,14 it states: I saw in the night visions, and behold with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. Jews and Christians believe this to be the coming kingdom of Messiah/Jesus.
  3. This is going to be an interesting series airing tonight at 8:00 central on PBS. I saw a brief interview with the author who states that all three major religions have common ground in this series. I'm looking forward to it. :) "Part adventure, part archaeological detective work and part spiritual exploration, this three-part series follows storyteller Bruce Feiler on his inspiring 10,000-mile odyssey as he searches for traces of the great biblical heroes. Feiler travels by foot, four-wheel, camel and boat to re-create the journey he recounts in his best-seller, Walking the Bible. The series wanders through 10 countries on three continents, including volatile areas of the Middle East. Accompanying Feiler is Avner Green, one of the world's leading biblical archaeologists. Dramatic scripture readings are interspersed throughout the three programs, bringing viewers closer to these Biblical settings. Airs on PBS January 4, 11 and 18."
  4. Why not address Sunshine in private instead of here? :unsure: Surely you're not that wrapped up with self importance - or is it just a shameless plug for your site? I agree with what oldsword81 writes in his last post here.
  5. The Bible does not intruct Christians to kill gay people. :huh: Drinking a glass of wine a day does have health benefits, but equally beneficial is red grape juice. It's not the alcohol in the wine that has health benefits but rather the flavonoids in dark grape juice. These micronutrients act as blood thinners and antioxidants that protect blood cells.
  6. Thank goodness the God I serve does not demand that people who leave my religion must be killed. He tells us to love them and pray for them. :)
  7. Says who? Where's this written? Jesus did not make wine as a little boy, MS. He was an adult when he turned the water into wine at a wedding. They probably referred to all drink make from grapes as wine and because there was no refrigeration in Bibical days there's no doubt fermentation took place but the Bible is quite clear about drunkeness being sinful.
  8. Why then should we waste our time responding? You'd just claim lies and corruption. Better to drop it and quit looking to a corrupt book for references to Mohammed or Islam because it isn't there - except perhaps where referring to false prophets. The Bible contains words confirmed in the Quran because the Quran came many years later and was read and quoted by Mohammed. He didn't experience any Biblical events so who was he to know what was truth and what was corrupted in the Bible? It seems he took what he liked and discarded what he didn't like and had his own thoughts and feelings put into writing. Many people wrote the Bible, including people who walked and talked with the prophets and with Jesus. Mohammed never knew any of them so why would we want to accept Mohammed words as truth. :wacko:
  9. I think what is confusing to many is the fact that when Jesus left His heavenly home to come to this earth, He was on a mission whereby He became fully "man," but still divine in nature. He was in effect a man with two natures. As man, fulfilling His mission and ministry, Jesus became subject to God and in a lesser position (as we all are). When non Christians hear about Jesus praying to His Father etc. it's difficult for them to comprehend Him as anyone more than man or a prophet. I like that scripture you quote in John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Then again in John 1:13-15 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
  10. 1 Peter 1:20-21. Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. God, being all powerful would never allow this yet Muslims believe the Bible is unreliable and corrupted. :huh: What I can't understand is, so why are they continually seeking the Christian and Jewish scriptures to find references to Islam or Mohammed? If you want reliable and accurate interpretation of the Bible, get that from Jewish and Christian Biblical scholars. Islamic scholars have an agenda when attempting to interpret the Bible.
  11. Nicely explained Neshama! Another interesting sideline about the words, "God will raise up" is that the Hebrew people in Jesus day fully expected and believed God was going to raise this prophet from the dead. When Jesus asked the disciples who people said He was, it's interesting to note the responses. Matt 16:14: John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the prophets of long ago. It seems like they understood "raised up" to mean a miraculous resurrection from the dead. Is that the reason they were not looking for a new prophet? No doubt this prophet is Jesus. John the Baptist, when asked, made it clear that Prophet was Jesus, so did Peter when he addressed the people, and most importantly, so did Jesus in John 4:26 when He said, "I that speak unto thee am he." So, where in the Quran does Mohammed claim to be the prophet spoken about in Deut 18:15 & 18? If he does make that claim, then surely one of them must be a false prophet?
  12. How you twist the scriptures and take them out of context to suit your argument! :no: When Isaiah was speaking to God he was praising God's goodness and saying how their "righteousness are like filthy rags" because of their sin and he implores God, "thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand." He was asking God to have compassion on them. Salvation is through the blood of Jesus and, yes, it extends to all, the drug addict, rapist and even the murderer who asks forgiveness and accepts Him as their Lord and Savior, and who turns their lives around and no longer does those things, but instead chooses to follow and serve Jesus. Good deeds come as a matter of course and not in the hope that it will buy us a place in heaven one day - Jesus already did that. :)
  13. He does! He believes God healed him and that the man who prayed for him (not Benny Hinn, btw) was just an instrument in God's hands.
  14. My father in law suffered from severe asthma most of his life. He went to a meeting and was prayed for and instantly healed. He said his lungs immediately felt clear. He never had another asthma attack.
  15. I guess anyone can put their own spin on it. Here's an interesting letter from a young girl in college and her story. Scroll until you read "Reply from Moderator." Rather long but interesting: http://www.whyislam.org/forum/forum_posts....D=7697&get=last
  16. Prostitutes also get paid. :huh: How many mutah's can a woman enter into in her life? How many a man? How many at the same time? Sounds like legalized prostitution to me. :unsure:
  17. Perhaps more people might have responded with answers if he had set a different tone on this thread by asking a straight forward question, instead of coming out on a critical note. ;)
  18. Actually, Paul believes in the true Jesus of the Bible. The one Who came to this earth for the purpose of dying on a cross so that those who believe on Him will have everlasting life. The Son of God through whom God created the world. (Heb 1:2). Mohammed does not believe this so we have to assume the Jesus of Mohammed is not the same Jesus? I was responding to your attacks on Paul. Using your logic, why do you love/revere all those Ayatollahs, Mullah's and Imams who are not even mentioned in the Quran? :unsure:
  19. Mohammed is not a true prophet, or even anyone of importance to Christians so how would you like it if we called him a heathen, a djinni or a reptilian? Didn't think so, yet how come we are continually subjected to Muslim insults and disrespect?
  20. Muslims have sex outside of "real" marriage, only they whitewash it by calling it "temporary marriage." :wacko:
  21. If you want an honest and serious discussion, don't add words to the Bible. (of the SERPENT) is not in that verse. Paul's eyesight was perfectly normal until Jesus appeared to him and he was blinded by a bright light. Here we have those double standards in action. You, of course, are allowed to insult, all you want, those who Christians hold dear (such as Paul) and we have to suck it up, yet we're not allowed to say anything considered disrespectful about a Shia leader. Typical Islamic intolerance. What can I say.
  22. The fact that many people have premarital sex does not make it right or mean that churches condone it. It is still considered sin according to the Bible.
  23. Enough to know that he was a faithful servant of God. Enought to know he was a man who set aside his own desires to do God's will. A man who suffered for God's cause and overcame unbelievable circumstances but remained stedfast. Enough to know he "fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith" (2 Tim 4:7) and has gone to be with the God he loved and devoted his life to. Enough to know that I have been enormously blessed and encouraged by his teachings and his life.
  24. You must be referring to verse 12 in Isaiah 11 and if you read on further you will see that it's referring to direction, north, south, east and west. The Bible mentions four corners of the earth in the Book of Revelations in the NT also. There again it makes reference to direction, in this case the direction of the wind.
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