Response To Some Muslim Concerns

Many people in the West are not Christians at all. One is not a Christian by birth and one does not automatically become a Christian by living in a Bible based culture. One only becomes a Christian by faith in Jesus Christ– accepting that He died for them and trusting Him to save them. Real faith leads to being born of the Spirit of God and living for Him.

Those who are not Christians do not pray regularly or tithe or go to church on Sunday. Some of them drink alcohol, have sex outside of marriage, gamble, etc. Some do not. It’s their choice. Some only go to church on special holidays. Some never go at all.

Some liberal Christians do not believe the Bible is true, do not believe Jesus is sinless, born of a virgin, the Son of God, died for our sins, was resurrected and is coming again to reign on the earth as a King in Israel. Fundamentalist Christians believe all these things and much more.

I have read stories about Abraham destroying the idols his father made. They didn’t say he beheaded the idols, but even if he did, I don’t believe he would have beheaded a living person for idolatry– certainly not for believing in the Trinity. Abraham pleaded with God to spare the wicked people of Sodom and Gomorrah and they were idolaters and gross sinners! He was a merciful kinda guy.

Moses didn’t behead anyone for any reason. God gave the Jews the law through Moses and the law did not proscribe beheading people. Stoning was a method of capital punishment for specific offences but they were never told to put unbelievers to death simply for being unbelievers. And they did not practice forced conversion. Conquering Canaan was done under God’s instructions and the warring was restricted to the Canaanites who had fallen under God’s judgement for their sins.

I’m not sure why anyone would object to Muslims having beards or wearing hats. It’s very natural.

What do you mean by “take care of your woman”? The New Testament says that Eve sinned because she was deceived. She believed Satan’s lie and ate the fruit. It says Adam was not deceived. He listened to the voice of his wife because he wanted to. His sin was a choice and was not Eve’s fault.

If women should be punished for being deceived, men should be punished more for choosing to sin.

Pornography is primarily a male sin. Prostitution is primarily a male sin. There are far more Gays than Lesbians, which makes that mostly a male sin as well. I think men should repent and take care of themselves rather than blaming everything on women. The church teaches against all these sins but people choose to engage in them anyway– mostly males.

Why do people sin? The Bible says, “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God, for God cannot be tempted, neither does He tempt any man. Every man is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust. Lust when it has conceived brings for sin and sin when it is finished brings forth death.” James 1:13

We must be born again with a new heart to overcome sin.

There is nowhere in the Bible that it says Mary was veiled. She is veiled in paintings and movies but no one knows how she dressed when she lived 2000 years ago. It’s likely she may have worn a scarf at appropriate times to protect her from the wind, the sun, and the elements, but God gave no command that women should be veiled in public to hide their hair. God is the one who clothed Adam and Eve after they sinned and He doesn’t mention a veil.

In the New Testament Paul said a woman’s hair is given to her for a covering. In some early churches women were required to cover their heads during public worship but it had nothing to do with men lusting after their hair. It was a sign of their submission to authority in an ancient male dominated society– from which freedom in the Lord has delivered us. Paul said, “In Christ Jesus there is neither male nor female.”

Christians do not live under the Old Testament Covenant which Israel received along with the Law from God. We live under the New Testament Covenant which is described in the book of Hebrews as a better covenant because it is based on the blood of Jesus not the blood of bulls, rams and sheep.

Jesus completely fulfilled the requirements of the law which was given to Israel to lead them to their Messiah. When Jesus died on the cross and said, “It is finished!” The Old Testament Covenant was annulled and the New Testament Covenant became available to believers.

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant [this is the new covenant], even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13: 20-21

The New Covenant brought many changes. I’ll mention a couple. Circumcision is no longer required under the New Covenant because God circumcises the heart instead of the flesh. And, pork is allowed to be eaten if it is blessed and received with thanksgiving. There are many scriptures related to this subject but it is related to freedom in Christ Jesus.

This is a Fundamentalist Christian viewpoint.

I welcome your comments!
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I love to read. I also enjoy journaling, writing poetry, sharing faith and encouragement with others, and blogging! Hope you are blessed by my site.
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