Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Surprising Similarity/Differences between Muslim and Christianity

Just because there are similarities, does not mean righteousness is involved.  Right thinking could be a missing element.....which makes one religion a "counterfeit" to righteousness itself.

This is similar to a report that I was asked to write in college.

Note:
"Lesson: Promise of Restoration

Reference: 1 John 1:5-10 (KJV)

5This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

6If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."


Religion carries a weight of darkness.  People cover up truth to hide inner motives.



Similarities:
- Modest Dress for women is encouraged (Anything from nun-like appearance to a head-turban and long stockings)
-Women are asked not to work outside the home
-Too much Feminism is just that....too much
-A good woman has lots of children, or even adopts a few
-Practice of polygyny is ok (yes, it is only institutionalized versions of Christianity that encourages "one man and one woman"). A true Christian belief does not want to see fatherless children or wife abandoned.
-Gaining "wisdom" is encouraged.
-Helping the poor and needy shows that a man is good.
-Concern about end-times.  Churches filled with people who want "sweet talk" or Mosques filled with "wicked men."
-Men and women who are not married need to avoid communication sometimes.  Sexes are separately identified.
-Infidelity and homosexuality are frowned upon.
-There have been extremist or false followers who break apart other people's homes, persecute others who don't follow their ways or religious practices.  People who favor political disproportionate practices which even promote genocide among minorities.
-There are people who "Disrespect" among those who "respect"
-Both can pray five times a day.
-Both can study "holy book" regularly and memorize passages.
-People have been persecuted for their faith.
-People who followed Jesus fasted or were encouraged to fast.  People who follow Muslim religion fast often.

Differences:
-Christians can choose to have dietary laws.
-Christians can favor or disfavor holiday practices.  Muslims cannot.  Muslims believe in disrespect of other people holiday practices.
-Christians can choose to disfavor certain "christian" religious leaders or beliefs.  Muslims cannot disfavor Muhammad.
-Christians follow a man who never sinned.  Not even lust.  Not even once.
-Christians choose not to follow idols, gambling, drinking, sexual impurity, drug addictions and drug dependency etc.  Muslims are forced to appear good.
-Muhammad sinned and even had psychological delusions.
-Christians can speak and learn other languages freely.
-Christians can pray "continuously"
-Christians have a choice to remain "non-resistance."  Muslim groups force others to be violent.
-Christians who are true to God's word love to study "torah" or the first five books of the bible.
-Cleanliness is inward focus in Christian belief.
-Polygyny AND wife beating are practiced in Muslim households and governements do not step in to rescue the falsely accused.  Polygyny might be practiced in some Christian households.  If there is sexual addiction problem, Christians seek biblical/secular counsel to control personal issues.
-Slavery, sex-trafficking, sex-slavery and so forth are ok in Muslim households.
-Beating up other minorities "like native americans" is ok in Muslim households.  Even when the child is adopted.
-Christian women can choose to be single.  Even if that means previously married.
-Christian beliefs can vary from person to person and church to church.  Muslim beliefs all have to align to "time."
-Christians can hate "wickedness" in people, which all people are born with.  Muslims can continue to mock and still be "wicked."
-Christians can be Jewish or Gentile.  Muslims can encourage people to "hate or kill" Jews and Christians.
-Christians can "fall away" from the truth and come back to it later in life.  Shunning may occur from some who don't follow "God's word" as discipline.  Muslims must "die" if they do not follow the Muslim rules of religion.....they have no chance to recover, even if they have a "change of heart."
-A Christian can be a person who formerly was an atheist, LGBT person, Muslim or any other issue that is contrary to God's word.  A Muslim can only be forced to become one or be born into the religion.
-Christians choose not to sin, because they know their life was once a life a stealing, lieing, lusting.  The Christian understands that Jesus took the penalty for our sin.
-It is "normal" and ok for men to be angry at women and his wife/wives in Muslim household.  In Christian household men love wife as Christ loved the church.
-Christian women can talk with other men freely.....both believers and unbelievers.  A true Christian woman will love the believer/kindness in men most.
-Christian women can choose to work outside the home when it is convenient to support the household needs (like the father of household is sick).  She is not encouraged to work outside the home if the father of the household is "lazy." (Naboth situation).
-Christians have been healed by prayer and fasting from various diseases.  Christians have seen Jesus in a dream or a vision.
-Christians can sing hymns freely.  Some muslims are not allowed to learn music.
-It is ok for a man to be a "nursing father" or to have the role of "homemaker" when a household is in need of the support in Christian households.
-Pedophilia is forbidden.  Christian men never force marriages onto young girls who are under age of maturity.
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