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The role of a Christian is not to judge one another, the role of a Christian is to love one another...

We do not wish to offend anyone by the contents of our website. Our ministry is to enlighten people about the teachings of God through Jesus Christ and how these teachings truly contain the path to eternal life. Once people are aware of these teachings, it is up to them to decide what to believe. 

Without question, there are differences between some of the teachings of Muhammad and Jesus (see, "Different Teachings"). Teachings that both leaders claimed came from God. Teachings, that in some very important ways, create a different bond and relationship with God. These teachings also create a different value system in some Islamic societies; a value system that some people may not be aware exists. These are the reasons we have included this page on our website.  

The
Qur’an and Gospel both
promote peace, kindness, mercy and love. However, there are teachings in the Quran that some interpret to allow its followers to commit acts of punishment and brutality against others. And without question, there is evidence throughout history of Christians committing acts of brutality against others. However, they cannot claim they were being motivated by what is written in the Gospel. No where in the Gospel is violence, or punishment for our sins, permitted by mankind.
 
Jesus established a 
New Covenant
with God and His People in the Gospel. A Covenant that still demands our obedience to God’s Authority, but also a Covenant based in love and forgiveness of our sins if we truly repent and live our lives according to the Gospel. Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away." (The Gospel, Mark 13:31)

It is the responsibility of every person to discover the Truth about God and His Teachings. Our very souls depend on it. We all need to learn for ourselves which teachings will help purify our souls from sin and lead us to the path of eternal life.
Jesus said, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." 
(The Gospel, John 8:32)

Sometimes we need to forget what we were taught as children, and learn for ourselves as adults, what the Truth is. The Truth is all here. We just need to understand it, believe it, and then live it so we can feel it transform our heart and soul. 
As Jesus said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
(The Gospel, John 3:3, see, "Born Again").

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The Qur’an permits punishing those who break the teachings of the Qur'an (Surah 24:1-5, Light). This is enforced in some Islamic societies. In the photos to the right, the people were either accused of adultery or fornication. If the accused is found guilty, a “fatwa” (punishment) is imposed. Punishment for being found guilty of adultery or fornication is to be "flogged". However, "stoning" is also practiced.

In the Gospel, judgment and punishment for those who commit immoral acts is for God to decide on the Last Day:

Jesus said:  "If you trust me, you are really trusting God who sent me. [45] For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. [46] I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the darkness. [47] If anyone hears me and doesn't obey me, I am not his judge—for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. [48] But all who reject me and my message will be judged at the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken. [49] I don't speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me gave me his own instructions as to what I should say. [50] And I know his instructions lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say!"
(The Gospel, John 12:44-50)

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. [5] Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? [6] This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. [7] So when they continued asking him he lifted up himself and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” [8] And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. [9] And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. [10] When Jesus had lifted up himself and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, “Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?” [11] She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (The Gospel, John 8:4-11)
 
           

    
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Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. [18] He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. [20] For every one that does evil hates the light, and neither comes to the light, least his deeds should be exposed. [21] But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (The Gospel, John 3:16-21)

           


This image resembles the Ku Klux Klan in the United States. A group that spread hate and violence in the name of a "Christian" God.

However, nowhere in the 
Gospel are such actions encouraged. Nowhere in the Gospel did God give mankind permission to seek retaliation, or commit an act of violence against another person. 

 

 
 


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The Qur’an:  The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter. (Surah 5:33, The Table, The Table Spread)  
 
The Qur’an:  As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power. 39. But if the thief repents after his crime, and amends his conduct, Allah turneth to him in forgiveness; for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
(Surah 5:38-39, The Table, The Table Spread) 

To help people understand the seriousness of how sin separates us from God, Jesus said it is better to cut off our own hand rather than allow our hand to commit sin against another person, or our soul:

Jesus said:  “And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: [44] Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. [45] And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: [46] Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. [47] And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: [48] Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. [49] For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. [50] Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.”
(The Gospel, Mark 9:43-50)
             




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The Qur'an has many peaceful teachings and often states where God is "most forgiving and merciful":

The Qur’an:  Say: "If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." 32. Say: "Obey Allah and His Messenger": But if they turn back, Allah loveth not those who reject Faith. (Surah 3:31-32, The Family of 'Imran, The House of 'Imran)

The Qur’an:  Nor take life - which Allah has made sacred - except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand qisas or to forgive): but let him nor exceed bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the Law). (Surah 17:33. Isra', The Night Journey, Children Of Israel)
 
However, as much as the Qur’an speaks of mercy and forgiveness, it also advocates punishing and slaying those who are considered “unbelievers”. Some Muslims define “unbelievers” as anyone who does not believe in God, while other Muslims define “unbelievers” as anyone who does not follow Islam or their particular Islamic beliefs. This may be why some Muslims feel justified in their actions against others. (Please also read, “
Unbelievers of Islam”):

The Qur'an:  Those who deny Allah and His apostles, and (those who) wish to separate Allah from His apostles, saying: "We believe in some but reject others": And (those who) wish to take a course midway, 151. They are in truth (equally) unbelievers; and we have prepared for unbelievers a humiliating punishment. (Surah 4:150-151, Women)

The Qur’an:  They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks; (Surah 4:89, Women)

The Qur'an:  Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): "I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them." 13. This because they contended against Allah and His Messenger. If any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment. 14. Thus (will it be said): "Taste ye then of the (punishment): for those who resist Allah, is the penalty of the Fire." (Surah 8:12-14. Spoils Of War, Booty)
 
According to the Gospel, when someone does not believe in God's Authority, God does not reject them, but loves them even more hoping they will someday return to Him:

Jesus said:  "What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? [5] And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. [6] And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. [7] I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance."
(The Gospel, Luke 15:3-7)

Jesus said:  "And when ye come into an house, salute it. [13] And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you." (The Gospel, Matthew 10:12-13)
 
In the Qur'an, people are given permission to slay the enemies and "oppressors" of Islam:

The Qur’an:  Fight in the
cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors. 191. And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith. 192. But if they cease, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. 193. And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah. but if they cease, Let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression. (Surah 2:190-193, The Cow)
 
Jesus told us God wants us to love our enemies and forgive those who have offended us:
 
Jesus said:  "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you."
(The Gospel, Matthew 5:44)
 
Jesus said:  "But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. [36] Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. [37] Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: [38] Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." (The Gospel,  Luke 6:35-38)
 
Jesus said:  "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: [15] But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." (The Gospel, Matthew 16:14-15)

In the Qur'an, if you die while defending or fighting for God, all your sins will be forgiven and you will be allowed to enter heaven:

The Qur’an:  And if ye
are slain, or die, in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass. 158. And if ye die, or are slain, Lo! it is unto Allah that ye are brought together. (Surah 3:157-158, The Family Of 'Imran, The House Of 'Imran)

The Qur’an:  Those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah, and are then slain or die,- On them will Allah bestow verily a goodly Provision: Truly Allah is He Who bestows the best provision. 59. Verily He will admit them to a place with which they shall be well pleased: for Allah is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing. 60. That (is so). And if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received, and is again set upon inordinately, Allah will help him: for Allah is One that blots out (sins) and forgives (again and again). (Surah 22:58-60, The Pilgrimage) 
 
According to Jesus, if you are persecuted for following him, or teaching the Gospel, you will enter the Kingdom of Heaven:

Jesus said:  "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [11] Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. [12] Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." (The Gospel, Matthew 5:10-12)

 
 


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Suicide is forbidden in Islam (Surah 4:29), so is killing a fellow "believer" (Surah 4:93-94). However, being killed while fulfilling a religious command is considered "martyrdom".

In the photo to the right, the woman is showing the child how to prepare for a martyr mission. This image may help people to understand the level of devotion some Muslims have when following their Islamic beliefs.
 



 

 


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Left Click
on the image to the right to read news articles about acts of violence committed "in the name of God". "Allah Akbar" means "God is great" and is shouted during an act of "justice", not revenge, according to Islamic law.

The Qur'an:  It was We who revealed the law (to Moses): therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed (as in Islam) to Allah's will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah.s book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear not men, but fear me, and sell not my signs for a miserable price. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers. 45. We ordained therein for them: "Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal." But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers. (Surah 5:44-45, The Table, The Table Spread)

Jesus said:  "Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: [39] But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. [40] And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. [41] And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. [42] Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. [43] Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. [44] But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; [45] That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. [46] For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? [47] And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? [48] Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (The Gospel, Matthew 5:38-48)



 




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Muslims believe the Qur'an is the final word of instruction from God, and the fulfillment of God's ultimate plan for mankind; Islam is to be proclaimed over all other religions in the world:

The Qur'an:  It is He Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion: and enough is Allah for a Witness. 29. Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. (Surah 48:28-29. Victory, Conquest)

According to Jesus, the Gospel will never pass away and is to be preached to all nations. Jesus also said, we can only come to God through him:

Jesus said:  "Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. [31] Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away." (The Gospel, Mark 13:30-31)
 

Jesus said:  "And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."  (The Gospel, Matthew 24:14)

Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. [7] If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him." (The Gospel, John 14:6-7) 
 
Please also see, "
Similar Teachings".

               
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