I don't recall being this happy ever before in my life like I have been last couple of months, thanks to my John who just came out of the blue and swept me off my feet. Not only has he flooded me with all his love and affection, but he also showed me the true path which leads to God, the real God. I have been reading a lot of Bible lately and today finally he took me to his church, because he felt that I am ready now. If you guys remember, I had written about my Catholic church experience before, where the priest had actually turned me away, saying they are not allowed to convert Muslims, and if they do, their church would be shutdown. Well, today I was expecting more or less the same kind of reaction, but the Protestant church was nothing like the Catholic church. The pastor was very kind and welcomed me with open arms. All the fellow worshippers were extremely kind and considerate, and they all assured me that my secret is safe with the church. I was there for 2 hours, listening to the sermon and then the songs, and then we all prayed. I just cannot explain in words how peaceful I felt afterwards. I made some new friends, who invited me to their home groups and bible study groups. I am officially a Christan now, and it makes me so proud so say that I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and I believe he died for our sins. He truly is the son of God and there is no other way to God other than through Jesus.
I am so thankful to God that I never got married to some psychopath misogynistic Muslim loser, though I have to admit I was pretty close doing that couple of times, but then common sense prevailed and I changed my mind. I guess deep down inside, I always knew that something is really screwed up in Islam, and especially in Muslim men. John has really made me the happiest person on earth. Not only does he respect me as an individual who has a mind and opinion of her own, but actually treats me as an equal. None of that male chauvinism that prevails densely in Muslim men, and I am truly blessed that I have him in my life.
With this short note, I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy Easter. God bless.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Easter Greetings from "Liberated"
A few months ago, I posted an article about a former Muslim named Shakila, who lives in a Muslim country and runs the "Liberated" blog. Shakila sends everyone Easter greetings:
Hallelujah! I rejoice with this sister to be in the family of God, the Bride of Christ, and a temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Praise God, when she left Islam and rejected Christianity i was sad because it doesn't matter if you leave Islam, the real deal is to accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior and recognize that you can't earn heaven throught your own works, that you need Jesus precious sacrifice so you can be save before a holy god.
" recognize that you can't earn heaven throught your own works."
And which religion exactly teaches that you can earn heaven through your works. Because Islam does not teach that you can earn your way to heaven. There are numerous hadiths that show that but this one should suffice.
Bukhari :: Book 7 :: Volume 70 :: Hadith 577
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The good deeds of any person will not make him enter Paradise." (i.e., None can enter Paradise through his good deeds.) They (the Prophet's companions) said, 'Not even you, O Allah's Apostle?' He said, "Not even myself, unless Allah bestows His favor and mercy on me." So be moderate in your religious deeds and do the deeds that are within your ability: and none of you should wish for death, for if he is a good doer, he may increase his good deeds, and if he is an evil doer, he may repent to Allah."
Praise God!!!!! She has finally accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and is now my sister in Christ. Lord Jesus, I thank you that Your Spirit has lead one more person to your cross and has caused her swear her allegiance to You. I pray that Your Spirit will sanctify her and make her more into your image. Amen and Amen.
First i never claimed that was the case of Islam, i just wanted to point out that staying agnostic and believing that there is "a god" just don't know who, and believing that being a good woman would be enough is not right.
But now that you mention it then you have a problem because if it's not throught your works, then why you enter heaven? isn't it because you made once in your life the Shahada, because only with that you don't go to hell according to the Hadiths where God puts all your sins on us (Christians and Jews) so you enter heaven throught one deed (Shahada and never commit shirk), and the muslims who enter heaven without even being asked, as the same hadith says, they enter heaven because they are so good muslims that Allah just hail them and they keep walking in, but what is a good muslim? the one who makes the 5 prayers (deed), the one who who pay zakat (deed) the one who makes pilgramage or at least try (deed), the one who observes ramadan (deed),the one who gives charity(deed) the one who fight the Yihad (deed), so it doesn't matter if you are a good or a bad muslim you go to heaven anyway throught your own deeds and throught the (un)justice of Allah, so when you bring those hadiths you put your prophet again in the place of a Hipocryte, who says one thing today and a whole different tomorrow, without even noticing that he is contradicting himself, worst part is that you at 21 century still can't notice that.
Now let's suppose those hadiths are "jewish" hadiths, if it's not throught your works, then how allah judges you, how does he decide if you enter or no to heaven? because he winks his eyes and erase your sins, he doesn't have a real issue against sin, since his justice doesn't need a payment of all sins. So doesn't it mean that you enter heaven because you have more good deeds than bad deeds? or again it's because you never commited shirk (deed) and are a muslim (shahada-deed) or if we quote your Hadith it's for " favor and mercy" and why allah have that favor and mercy on you? isn't it because you are Muslim (deed) and do you keep (as Muhammad) the 5 pillars of Islam(deed). The difference is that in Christianity i enter heaven throught God's mercy and love that send his Son to die for my sins so i can enter heaven spotless, blameless,he won't put my sins on others, he wont put them under some carpet, so my good deeds are the refection of what Jesus have made on my heart and life (and also the way i can know if i'm spiritually good since i have to do all these thing with love -1 Corinthians 13- and not like a duty) and not the way i'm gonna enter the Kingdom since my God does have a real problem wih sin since he is HOLY...
PS: I was kinda hurry so i didn't quote the Hadiths, but you just have to look to David's post about this issue.. (who can pay the burden of others)
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