One cannot claim to have an epiphany… to
then change the doctrine of their belief by whim,
to embrace another thought or belief shows a
weakness of faith in Jesus or who sent Him,
and the Bible tells us ‘Jesus is begotten of the
Father’, the word of God declares in scripture
this to be the truth, and of all people begotten
unto Him, by faith, our eternal hope then secure…
to then endure suffering for His name’s sake is
known as ’the trial of our conviction… suffering
through the furnace of affliction’ but for the one
willing to repent… to follow Jesus by His loving
way, shown through compassion is to know God
and the love He has for all nations… all mankind,
for to say you know God without showing love is
no different than denying sight for so many blind.
If it is to remain a stronghold of (Christian) religious belief, the Vatican needs to retain the essence of it’s faith and be resolute. The article was given impetus and inspiration caused by this May 2013 Homily, one given by Pope Francis and covered by Vatican Radio.
[Both abstracts found below come from catholic.org (Catholic Online). The first is found through the first hyperlink… the next through the second- respectively.]
The notion of Allah in Arabic theology is substantially the same as that of God among the Jews, and also among the Christians, with the exception of the Trinity, which is positively excluded in the Koran, cxii: “Say God, is one God, the eternal God, he begetteth not, neither is he begotten and there is not any one like unto him.”
The Blessed Trinity
The Trinity is the term employed to signify the central doctrine of the Christian religion — the truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three truly distinct Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
In both examples, provided above, is a clear an obvious contradiction. The contradiction stems from what the word of God (scripture) tells us about Jesus- God Himself. Let me explain! To make the claim Allah and God are one and the same is to think it would be right for man to say Israel was not promised to the Hebrew people and Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel! Here is one viewpoint to share… supporting the truth of difference does not imply (here) they are one and the same.
Here is how some of the rest of the world sees it!
Christian Today (Christian News)
Another Blogger (GoodFishBadFish.net)
As to what scriptures tells me… take a (real good) look here, and see why it becomes ever more important to pray for: strength of our own (personal) conviction, endurance to run the race God has given our course to be, and for the faith coming from the grace God has shown us. Remember to have love in your heart… enough of God’s love to pray for those whom might seek to cause us harm- or far worse. Know it is but for a little while… worth the price of suffering here to see eternity come with God- it is better to be with God than be found against Him and without Him.
Here is found the proper view of ‘righteousness’ and to understand our need to tell the gospel, the good news of Christian Doctrine, the chance come: for all (or anyone) to repent, believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord, to be saved from the sins we have committed (individually… personally) and to share His truth to a dying world.
James 2:1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.
Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
P.S. My goal was not to cause upset or harm to why you believe as you do (for my Catholic Brothers and Sisters)… but to allow a fuller understanding to the importance of what we believe. The weight of credibility is best measured in the yoke God gives us or the demands man could place on us (from any religion or of any religious demands)– and know you must come to make a personal decision… for God or against Him! Being ‘a good person’ is not enough; which is realized when God will look at us in judgement… to see His Son (a believer covered in the blood of the lamb) or what we are when we are looked at by a Holy God.