Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Why Christianity is Better than Islam

There are a great many reasons Christianity is better than Islam; a great many, indeed. From Jesus being a MUCH better example than Mohammed, to the Sacramental theology, to being more historically accurate, to being allowed to have beer-battered bacon, Christianity is simply better.

Do you know what I like best about Christianity right now? Verses like these:

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God."--Leviticus 19:33-34

Or Jesus' words about those in need:

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“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”--Matthew 25:41-46


Compare that to what the Qu'ran says: 

"And an announcement from God and his messenger, to the people (assembled) on the day of the great pilgrimage--that God and his messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations with the pagans. If, then, you repent, it were best for you (pagans); but if you turn away, you (should) know that you cannot frustrate God. And proclaim a grievous penalty to those who reject faith.

(But the treaties are) not dissolved with those pagans with whom you have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in anything, nor aided any one against you. So fulfill your engagements with them to the end of their term: for God loves the righteous. 

But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them: for God is oft-forgiving, most merciful.

If one amongst the pagans ask you for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of God; and then escort him to where he can be secure. This is because they are men without knowledge."--Surah 9:3-6

Also, verses 7-8 basically say you can't trust "pagans," and that "their hearts are averse from you; most of them are rebellious and wicked." 


I mean, well, at least if you are willing to convert you can be granted asylum.

Anyways, I'm so glad I live in a country where Christians sound more like they are following the passages in the Bible than they are following passages in the Qur'an.

Because I'll bet that if a bunch of Muslim refugees were fleeing the Middle East, we as Christians would welcome them the way the Levitical Law and Jesus told us to.

Right?

Of course, it would be reasonable to intern them, with food and shelter, simply to make sure that there are no criminals and terrorists and Bernie Sanders-supporters amongst the refugees. But we'd bring them in, because that's what the Old Testament and Jesus Himself commands. Doesn't mean we'd simply let them loose once they get here; that'd be cruel, anyway. 

But yes; I'm just glad that I live in a country that loves Jesus so much that we don't outright reject 10,000 refugees (to pick a random number) without a second thought.

Because if we did, I'd be concerned that we were becoming more like that second religion, not that first one.

I'd be concerned that our view is we only help others of our own Faith...like the Qur'an commands, not like Jesus commands.

Praise God that's not a problem now for us in the U.S. Praise God we'd take refugees of war in, keep an eye on them, but also care for them, and show them the Love of Christ. 
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