Monday, January 14, 2008

Islamic Jesus?

A new Jesus movie from Iran because The Passion of the Christ was 'quite simply "wrong."' I haven't seen The Passion of the Christ but I do know what is quite simply wrong and Islamic Jesus is quite simply wrong.

Talebzadeh insists it aims to bridge differences between Christianity and Islam, despite the stark divergence from Christian doctrine about Christ's final hours on earth.

It misses the mark. The stark divergence is a lot greater than just His final hours, it's obvious from the remarks quoted from Talebzadeh that he knows very little about the life of Christ. If Jesus was not Who He claimed to be - very God, in the flesh - and what He said is not true - such as, John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me - then you might as well throw the Bible in the trash, along with the Koran - which claims to be from the same God.

(1Co 15:14) And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Not to mention they have no clue why Jesus had to be crucified and resurrected. If Jesus was not crucified, if His blood was not shed, and if He was not resurrected after 3 days, then you have no hope beyond this life.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jesus died for our sins and in our place, so we might have life.

It is also clear from the book of Hebrews that Jesus would be the last Word of God to man, He is the very Son of God, He is God, there is no one else coming after, until Jesus Himself will return. The whole of the Old Testament looks forward to the coming One and the New Testament is witness to His coming.

The Old and New Testament are consistent, they are in agreement. The Koran is the odd man out. Suddenly God - the God that "changes not" - throws everything that came before out the window, suddenly Jews and Christians are pigs and who knows what else and should be killed if they don't throw away their Bibles and submit to Islam. "Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Eternal," becomes vengeance is yours. "Thou shalt not kill," becomes kill the infidel. Freedom becomes submission. Almost every principle in the Bible is turned upside down in the Koran.

"It is fascinating for Christians to know that Islam gives such devotion to and has so much knowledge about Jesus," Talebzadeh told AFP.

It's actually quite obvious that you know very little about Christianity and the life and teachings of Jesus. It's also no surprise given the "openness" of Islamic society. Can a Muslim even have a Bible in, say, Saudi Arabia or Iran, and not be killed for having it?

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