I’ve been resenting writing for a long while, mainly because I got busy and because I felt like I had some pride to deal with still. Before I begin this part of my testimony I just want to mention these two verses that really helped me Galatians 6:3 “For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. And Deuteronomy 8:17-18 “Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’” However I find this verse even more important Proverbs 16:18 “19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.”
When I began learning more about Christ and generally the Bible, I didn’t go throughout the Islamic scriptures yet. For the most part I rejected them in the beginning because of their emptiness. It was hard trying to seek something of God from a world that rejects it; not only within situations or materialistic objects, but through false teaching, with satanic counterfeits of every aspect of that of which is biblical. Although I didn’t want to look at Islam yet, it wasn’t because I didn’t know much about it, but I was drawn too much to learn more about Jesus.
However, my temporarily ignorance and reluctance to search came to an end when I came across different videos of the same channel that had the bible animated series. Their name was ‘The Endless Love of Jesus Ministries.’ While coming across videos that all direct to one conclusion: condemnation of Islamic beliefs, in biblical perspective, and preaching the Gospel. Usually many Muslims view everything biblical within a Qur’an lens, but I decided to just take a historical view seeing that the Bible preceded all Islam’s beliefs from what I heard and read. Matthew 13:15 “For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’” (Lest refers to “Or else) Approximately this next phrase/verse was mentioned 10 times throughout the Gospels, yet more throughout the entire bible “He who has ears, let him hear.”
Sort off led me to a conclusion to hear.
Now from a biblical view, any revelation superseding that of the Gospel and later on letters of the apostles is a bit too obvious that it’s condemned. Mainly because it will 2 Peter 2:1 “ But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.” Deuteronomy 4:2 “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” Deuteronomy 18:20 “But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’” Point clearly made.
So what are the Biblical views; why do we stumble then when we come across Islam? In the next few posts I’ll talk about simple things that I learnt but will delve deeper later.
Side Note: Many other blogs, posts, channels do likewise posting about these comparisons but I’m sure that many friends of mine aren’t up for going through it all or simply don’t trust websites etc. I hope to motivate those whom are close to me to begin going about and learning the reality of Islam, by bringing some things I’ve come across to them here, but it’s your responsibility to go further. There is more to life than materialism and undue respect for beliefs without truly questioning them.
Take this as a warning, know what you believe. Not just knowing it as fact, researching it, validating it, testing it, and like Jesus said abiding in it—John 8:31-32 “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”— to know if it’s true. God bless.