I understand Christianity has no rules or regulations as you are free to sin all you want since an innocent man died for you, but please don't be jealous.
This is simply absurd. According to 1 John 2:3-6, anyone who thinks he can sin freely after becoming a Christian isn't really a Christian. John writes:
By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
Even more ironic is that Islam teaches exactly what Kim condemned Christianity for teaching! According to Kim's prophet, Allah will punish Christians and Jews for the sins of Muslims, even if the Muslim's sins are "as heavy as a mountain":
Sahih Muslim 6666—Allah’s Apostle said: No Muslim would die but Allah would admit in his stead a Jew or a Christian in Hell-Fire.
Sahih Muslim 6668—Allah’s Messenger [said]: There would come people amongst the Muslims on the Day of Resurrection with as heavy sins as a mountain, and Allah would forgive them and He would place in their stead the Jews and the Christians.
So let me see if I've got this straight. Kim has distorted what Christianity teaches in order to attack it. This wouldn't normally be a problem for a Muslim, since Islam allows deception. However, Kim doesn't believe that Islam allows deception, which means that deception, on Kim's view, is a sin. But not to worry! Kim can sin all day long, because Allah will punish Christians and Jews for her sins! So she's free to misrepresent Christianity all she wants!
It seems that Mahdi doesn't want to be outdone by Kim, so he added some further distortion of the Christian message. In response to the above passage, he writes:
That biblical verse you posted still mentions nothing about the accounts of Christians who sin.
If a Christian sins, does that mean he automatically goes to hell, even though he still believes in Jesus? But if Jesus died for your sins, and breaking the commandments constitutes as a sin, then why would Christians be punished for sins that have already been absolved?
Furthermore, what's the point of having God sacrifice himself for your sins when the people who are eligible for this offer are the ones who don't sin in the first place (according to that verse). That's akin to me inviting my friends to a restaurant and telling them that I'll pay for their bills just so long as they don't order anything.
I'm starting to agree with the commenters who say that Kim and Mahdi aren't really interested in discussion, but are only here to try to annoy people. In response to my quotation of 1 John 2, Mahdi claims that the passage teaches that only sinless people are eligible for Christ's sacrifice. Of course, if he'd bothered to read just a few verses earlier, he would have read 1 John 1:9-10, which says,
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
Let's see what we have here. According to John, (1) we've all sinned; (2) if we confess our sins, God will forgive us; and (3) if we continue sinning, we don't really know Jesus. There's absolutely nothing mysterious here, and there's no room for misrepresentation. Obviously, Mahdi would like to say, "But God says he'll forgive you if you confess, so you can sin as much as you want." But that clearly isn't the case, because of (3). So does (3) mean that a Christian will go to hell if he sins? Certainly not, for that would contradict (1) and (2). Obviously (and it can't get much more obvious than this), the passage teaches that "confession" involves more than merely saying, "Okay, I did it," while continuing to revel in sin. It invokes repentance. If we repent (turn away from our sins), God will forgive us, because of Christ's sacrifice. But if a person runs around saying, "Yay! I get to sin as much as I want because Christ died for me," such a person hasn't really confessed his sins. Anyone could understand this, yet Mahdi would rather deny the obvious and pretend he just can't figure it out. Is a little honesty and integrity too much to ask? Perhaps we should ask Mahdi for his explanation of Sahih Muslim 6666 and 6668. So, Mahdi, do these passages say that God will punish Christians and Jews for your sins? Absolutely. And does that mean you get to sin as much as you want?
Kim added a response to my simple, straightforward exegesis of 1 John. She wrote:
1 John v9-10
Seems to me that you can confess your sins, but it doesn't say anything about true repentance. You added that in there. All I can understand from that is if you sin, you should confess and feel that God forgave that particular sin. Doesn't say that you should stop doing it in order to be forgiven. The Bible doesn't give clear-cut things on how to live life the right way.
Are we all in agreement that Kim is being willfully ignorant here? She says that the verse doesn't say anything about true repentance, and that I simply added this. Sheer nonsense! I pointed out that, in context, John says that if people go on sinning freely, they're not really Christians. But if we can't go on sinning freely, then context demands that we turn away from our sins. So the "confession" must include repentance. How could this be any easier to understand?
The only way Kim could maintain her utterly nonsensical interpretation of the "confession" verse is to claim, with a straight face, that context is irrelevant to the meaning of a verse, and that when we interpret a verse, we should completely ignore the verses which come before it and after it. But here she would be going against the most basic rules of scriptural interpretation, and I'm wondering if she's going to be consistent. So, Kim, are you saying that context is irrelevant to the meaning of a verse? If so, I've got some questions about the Qur'an, and you won't be allowed to appeal to context.
Kim also said:
"As heavy as a mountain" most likely refers to the minor sins that people commit, but don't notice, and it keeps building up. IF a Muslim commits major sins over and over and doesn't repent then he/she will face punishment first.
"Kim can sin all day long, because Allah will punish Christians and Jews for her sins! So she's free to misrepresent Christianity all she wants!"
That would make me arrogant to say Allah will forgive my sins and Allah does not admit arrogant people into Paradise even if its the tiniest amount.
Uh oh! Kim's on the verge of understanding the Gospel! She says that even minor sins can add up to something "as heavy as a mountain." But how can Allah simply forgive sins as heavy as a mountain? Doesn't it sound like such heavy sins are significant? Wouldn't they require some kind of punishment? Wouldn't someone need to pay the price for these sins? And do you think it's acceptable for Allah to punish Christians and Jews for the "minor sins" you've been accumulating all your life, Kim? Do you realize that this passage teaches "substitutionary atonement"? And why can Allah punish Christians and Jews for your minor sins but not your major sins?
Also note that when Kim explains Muhammad's words for us, she tells us what Muhammad really meant by adding that "as heavy as a mountain" refers to minor sins. But wait a minute. When I appealed to context to explain the "confession" verse, Kim said that I added words not in the text. But here she adds words that aren't in Sahih Muslim in order to escape the obvious meaning of Muhammad's words. So why the inconsistency? Why does Kim get to insert words into Muhammad's mouth, but I can't appeal to context?
Kim still doesn't understand basic points about how forgiveness works. A parable about a sower and some seed comes to mind, but I'll leave that aside for now.
I don't get it. Jesus died for your sins but you still have to repent? What am I missing??
You're missing the fact that God's justice is perfect. If you repent of your sins, will a perfectly just God simply sweep it under the rug? To illustrate, think about a perfectly just human judge. If you walk into court and say, "Yes, I committed the crime, but I'm really sorry about it, and I won't do it again," is the judge going to let you slide because you've turned away from your crimes? Of course not. A crime has been committed, and the law demands justice.
That's a human judge. What about a being whose justice is perfect and infinite? Is that sort of being going to let any sin slide? Of course not. Hence, if you repent of your sins, God can forgive you, but a punishment must still be made, because God's justice demands it. That's why Christ died for our sins. He paid the price God's justice demands.
Of course, you'll immediately start saying that you don't believe in substitutionary atonement, but I've already shown that your prophet taught substitutionary atonement. The difference is that, according to Christianity, Jesus willingly paid the price for our sins, because God's love, like his justice, is perfect. According to Islam, however, Allah's justice is flawed and limited, as is his love, and he punishes Christians and Jews for the sins of Muslims. Interesting religion you believe in.
So tell us, why do you think it's unacceptable for Jesus to die for sins, but you think it's perfectly acceptable for God to punish Christians and Jews for your sins. We'd like to know, because all we see all day long are Muslims complaining about Christian doctrine, and contradicting Islam in the process.