The Holy Qur'an: The Sword At All Our Gates

The Holy Qur'an was given as the Word of God for Arabic speaking people.

Many Christians and Jews will be doubtful when they hear someone claim that the Qur'an is inspired... How can anyone say that when it contains so much violence?

But the Qur'an is far less violent than the Old Testament. Both books contain violent punishments - does that mean that the Old Testament is not inspired? No, it simply means that the inspired men responsible for recording each book also integrated their own opinions and common customs of the time into their writings.

Clearly inspired by Jesus, the Qur'an in poetic form confirms the Bible and the Gospels as God's Word, and would be meaningless without them. The Qur'an refers extensively to people from the Bible, but does not tell their stories. In order to find out about the Prophets it talks about, people must know the Bible and the Gospels. The Qur'an also places Islam under the Ten Commandment Law of God.

The most amazing part of the Qur'an is that within its pages God is constantly admonishing believers to care for orphans, the poor, and the indigent. He has created a structure of alms and works for repentence that assures the rights of these individuals if obeyed. This is the part of Islam that is clearly threatened by the Western values of materialism and non-sectarianism - values which Christians have chosen to accept by modifying their religious beliefs under the pressure of secular government. Introducing these same values into poor Islamic nations would undermine the religion of Islam with a secular, free-market system - as it has here in the United States.

God foresaw this issue, and in the Qur'an He obligated Islamic believers to fight in defense of their religion. This obligation was a lesson learned by the first Crusaders who defiled Jesus' teachings by waging offensive war, but has been conveniently forgotten by the Crusaders of today: Corporate USA.

Is there proof that the Qur'an is inspired scripture, you say... Yes, there is proof when the Qur'an is read objectively, with the help of the Holy Spirit, and not just to find reasons to foment fear of or diminish the religion of Islam.

Christians, for example, say the Qur'an does not acknowledge Jesus' death on the cross. So do many Muslims! They quote the following verse to make this claim:

    "That [the Jews] said (in boast), 'We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah'; but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:" [Surah 4.157]
    "Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise..." [Surah 4.158]

This is the Twoedged Sword at His best, and conjecture does indeed follow for those who doubt. But read Jesus' own Words, and consider the intention behind them:

    "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." (John 10:17-18 KJV)

Jesus confirms that the Jews did not "kill Christ Jesus", rather He laid down His life Himself. This concept was extremely important so that the Jews would not be blamed. Had Christianity obeyed Him rather than condemning the Jews, what a difference it would have made. Instead anti-semitism is rampant among many Christians. Instead, the world received the Abomination of Desolation.

To Christians who fear the Qur'an because it is from a different culture: Follow your Shepherd in the Love with which He leads you. When He was resurrected He told us:

    "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." (Matthew 28:18 KJV)

The purpose of the Qur'an was to confirm the Bible to Arabic peoples, people whom Christians ignored during the Middle Ages, but whom Jesus, with all power in heaven and earth, did not ignore:

    "This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah [God]; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book [the Bible] wherein there is no doubt from the Lord of the worlds." [Surah 10.37]

    "Allah [God]! There is no god but He,the Living, the SelfSubsisting, Eternal." [Surah 3.2]
    "It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong)." [Surah 3.3]

Accept the Power of Jesus Christ! As He says in Ezekiel Chapter Twenty One, His furbished sword of the Qur'an is at our gates, and only He can withdraw it.

"As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." (John 10:15-16 KJV)

From The Quran, Sura 81: The Folded Up

    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

    [81.1] When the sun is covered,
    [81.2] And when the stars darken,
    [81.3] And when the mountains are made to pass away,
    [81.4] And when the camels are left untended,
    [81.5] And when the wild animals are made to go forth,
    [81.6] And when the seas are set on fire,
    [81.7] And when souls are united,
    [81.8] And when the female infant buried alive is asked
    [81.9] For what sin she was killed,
    [81.10] And when the books are spread,
    [81.11] And when the heaven has its covering removed,
    [81.12] And when the hell is kindled up,
    [81.13] And when the garden is brought nigh,
    [81.14] Every soul shall (then) know what it has prepared.
    [81.15] But nay! I swear by the stars,
    [81.16] That run their course (and) hide themselves,
    [81.17] And the night when it departs,
    [81.18] And the morning when it brightens,
    [81.19] Most surely it is the Word of an honored messenger,
    [81.20] The processor of strength, having an honorable place with the Lord of the Dominion,
    [81.21] One (to be) obeyed, and faithful in trust.
    [81.22] And your companion is not gone mad.
    [81.23] And of a truth he saw himself on the clear horizon.
    [81.24] Nor of the unseen is he a tenacious concealer.
    [81.25] Nor is it the word of the cursed Shaitan,
    [81.26] Whither then will you go?
    [81.27] It is naught but a reminder for the nations,
    [81.28] For him among you who pleases to go straight.
    [81.29] And you do not please except that Allah please, the Lord of the worlds.

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