God loves you Muslims
لماذا آمنت بالرب يسوع ( له المجد )
تزوجت من أمرأة مسيحية ( حسب هويتها ) لكنها لا تعلم شيئا عن الرب يسوع. تعرف فقط كيف ترسم اشارة الصليب . علما كنت أطلب منها ان تذهب الى الكنيسة فترفض.
منذ سنة 1974 ، بعد ان انهيت تحصيلي العلمي . كنت افكر أي دين هو الصحيح في هذه الدنيا. وأي واحد هو الذي يؤمّن الفردوس للعالم. وهل الذي يعمل الحسنات هو الذي يضمن الآخرة، والفقير من أين يأتي بالمال ليعمل الحسنات ؟ لكي يؤّمن الآخرة. هناك اسئلة كثيرة تجول في ذاكرتي ، لكن دون جواب . وقلت كما قال الشاعر 😦 لبست ثوب العيش لم استشر وحرت فيه بين شتى الفكر). نعم لم أختر ديني انا ولكن كما كل العالم وجدوا أبائهم على دين معين فاتّبعوه وقالوا لولدهم هذا هو الد ين الذي يوصلك ويؤمّن لك الفردوس.
مهما كانت ديانتك او مذهبك ، لا تعتنق اي دين قبل ان تفهم الدين الذي سوف تعتنقه ، او بالاحرى القائد الذي اوجد لك ذلك الدين لتتبعه ، فادرس صفاته ، قيادته ، وكل ما يدور حوله. اني ما أجبرت اولادي على اتباع اي دين قبل ان اوجدت لهم المقارنة ، وهم ايضا اطلعوا على كل التفاصيل، علما انهم في عمر الربيع ، اي في ال 14 و 12 . ربما سوف تسألني والجاهل أي الأمّي ، لا يستطيع ان يقرأ. نعم صحيح ولكن الله خلق لنا العقل لندّبر امورنا بالمناقشة والمجالس التي تُعقد في جميع انحاء العالم ولجميع الاديان، يستطيع ان ينضج، تلاميذ المسيح، البعض صياد سمك والآخر أميّ .
كيف وجدت يسوع ؟
اطّلعت على معظم اديان العالم. البوذيين ، الكونفوشيسيين ، شهود يهوه ، مع كل واحد ابقى سنتان او أكثر، ولكن لا أجد ما هو الذي ابحث عنه. وتعمقت في القرآن ، وفي ألاحاديث النبوية ، لعدة مذاهب اسلامية . ولكن ويا للعار ، وجدت من يقول ان الله قد أخطأ في التنزيل وضاع بين محمد وعلي بن ابي طالب. الاّان وجدت آية في القرآن تقول : (ان كنت في شك مما انزلت فأسال أهل الذكر ). ورحت أسأل من هم أهل الذكر، سألت المعنى عند فقهاء في الدين، عند المذهب الشيعي ( انا كنت أنتمي اليه ) قالوا ان هذه الآية نزلت على علّي. والمذهب السُني قالوا : راهب بحيرة ( ورقة بن نوفل ). وهو من المسيحيين الذين كانوا في شبه الجزيرة العربية. ولا اريد ان أدين أحد لأن الرب يسوع طلب منا ان لا ندين لكي لا ندان. ولكن أضع الحقيقة بين يدي من يريد ان يعرف، وألأخطاء كثيرة فمن يريد ان يعرف عليه ان يطّلع على القرآن ويجد اين الله موجود أهو في القرآن ام في الكتاب المقدس. اذا قرأت القرآن وقرأت الكتاب المقدس لتجد القصص نفسها ، نوح ، ابراهيم ، قوم لوط ،يوسف ….ولكن الفرق كبير من حيث الترتيب فالذي جمع القرآن أخطأ في التاريخ بين مريم أخت عمران ومريم والدة يسوع، وعدة أشياء تستطيع ان تعود اليها ايها القارئ في المطالعة بين الكتاب المقدس والقرآن.
تركت القرآن وأبتدأت بدراسة الكتاب المقدس. عندما يصعّب علي شيء هناك مراجع عدة. بعدما اطّلعت على الكتاب المقدس وخاصة لماذا وكيف صُلب المسيح ، لم أجد أحدا مات لينقذ أمّة . لا في التاريخ القديم ولا في التاريخ الحديث. مات وحمل الخطية ، من منا او اي انسان يحمل اي حمل عن أخيه الانسان ، اّلا الذي عرف يسوع الرب.
هناك برنامج أخباري اسمه ( بانوراما ) على الراديو يذاع من محطة مونت كارلو. فبعد ان تنتهي نشرة الاخبار كنت أطفئ الراديو. وفي احدى الليالي نسيت الراديو، ولا أعرف اي ساعة سمعت صوتا في الغرفة ينادي ويقول 😦 قوموا توبوا وآمنوا بألانجيل ، لأن الملكوت
قريب ). واقوم كالمجنون ابحث عن هذا الصوت في الغرفة ، وقامت زوجتي وقالت ماذا أصابك هذا يسوع سوف (يخوّتك ). واذ انتبه الى الراديو واكتشفت دروس وشرح على هذه الاذاعة ، واصبحت من المتتبعين وأخذت عنوان احدى البرامج وتمت المراسلة بيننا . لعدة شهور ، اسأل فيجاوبوني بكل صراحة وليس مراوغة على انني ( مسلم ) بل الجواب كان على انني اريد اعرف من هو يسوع ، هل هو المخلص ؟ هل هو غافر الخاطايا ؟ هل هو الطريق والحق والحياة ؟ كل هذه الأسئلة اريد ان اعرفها وعرفتها.
أردت ان انتمي الى احدى الكنائس لأتزود بالزاد الذي لا ينضب. وأنقطعت عني المراسلة ولا أعلم لماذا . وكنت قد انتقلت من منزل الى آخر ومن بلدة الى أخرى. وكان نهار أحد وصدفة كنت أمر في احدى طرقات البلدة التي اسكن فيها واذ وجدت جمعة من الناس، فسألت زوجتي ماذا هنا؟ فجاوبت بانها لا تعلم ، أوقفت السيارة ورأيت اسم الكنيسة على الباب فصرخت وقلت لها هذه هي الكنيسة التي افتش عنها . نهار الاحد الثالي سوف آتي لعندهم. وكنت اصلي للرب يسوع ان يرشدني الى كنيسته. في اليوم الثاني، بينما عدت من العمل مساءً ، واذ ابني يقول لي هناك رجل يريدك يا أبي. وكان الطقس عاصف وممطر.وقال جئت لعنك من بكفيا. فقال لي ذاك الرجل اتسمح لي بالدخول ، قلت تفضل وعلى الفور جاء ببالي احد رجال الدين الذين كانوا يترددون علي . قلت له اني عزيز عليك لتأتي من بكفيا في هذا اليوم من أجلي. ولكن قال لي بانني احمل اليك رد الجواب على رسالتك الأخيرة التي ارسلتها عبر برنامج حول العالم الذي يبث من اذاعة مونت كارلو. فرحت ولم تعد تسعني الدنيا.ودلني على الأخوة الموجودين بالقرب مني. في الاحد الثاني طلبت من الاولاد ان يأتوا معي الى الكنيسة ، رفضوا ، عدت الطلب وافقوا على مضض ، وقال لي ابني الصغير لماذا تجبرنا على الذهاب الى الكنيسة، وانت لم تجبرنا ولا مرة على فعل اي شيء الا بالإقناع. فقلت لهم اذهبوا هذه المرة فقط واذا لم تقتنعوا عودوا. وهكذا ذهبنا واصبحنا اعضاء في هذه الكنيسة ، وابناء للرب يسوع ، يحمينا.وتعمدت ولكن الرب يسوع قال من يتبعني طريقه كلها مصاعب. نعم لاجل اسمه طردت من عملي ، علما اني اعمل عند اصحاب شركة ( مسيحيين ) ، واصبح لي مع الرب يسوع هذه هي السنة الثالثة. ولا احد يقبل ان اعمل عنده خاصة بعد ان يعرف اني تركت ديني الذي كنت انتمي اليه ، ولكن لا اعلم كيف الرب يعمل معي ليؤّمن لي معيشتي ، لأن طيور السماء لا يتركها ، فكيف اولاده. وكل ليلة نسجد ونصلّي ، وقبل الطعام نطلب من الرب ان يبارك لنا عطاياه، وتركت الخمر، والكل ما يغضب الله ، واعمل بوصايا يسوع . وتعرضت لعدة هجومات وشتائم وتهديد بالقتل . لأنه كل مرتدد يُقتل لأنهم لا يؤمنون بالحوار.
لا أهتم لشيء لأني أعلم: ان الرب راعيَ ولا يعوزني شيئاً .
آمنوا بالرب يسوع تخلصوا انتم وأهل بيتكم.
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God so loved my Arab nation that He accepted all our sins to the cross
God So Loved The World!!!
I am testifying a miracle that happened to me in January of 1991. Before then, I had a good life. Everything was going well with me. My family was great, so was my new marriage. My job was fine, my health was great… But something was missing! Life was vanity and valueless most of the times! Eventhough I had it all, I felt in need! This inner sense of loneliness tore me apart; I felt guilty being unthankful and yet, God was far away from me. I spoke privately with priests, but they were of no help! My husband and I kept our promise to read together the Bible after marriage and the more we read, the more we realized how far we were from God’s truth! We decided to try out Bible Believing Churches. God lead us to a small, beautiful church which was based on the ‘SAVIOUR`, the TRUTH, the ROCK.
We heard fervent Psalms to the Lord which we had never heard before! The sermon was heart striking, Jesus was the theme. We heard: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:9. We cried and repented from all our passed, present and future sins. We believed in the Lord Jesus to cleanse us from all sins and to save us from death, eternal death that is!
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18.
On that special day, we believed in Jesus as our only personal saviour and received peace and joy in our heartsl I filled my inner vacuum with the Lord’s promise: He that hath the son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 1John 5:12.
My husband and I have been reading and studying God’s word since then, and we’ve grown very much spiritually! Reading, understanding and fulfilling His Word is what a True Christian should do. I urge any person who doesn’t prefer to live in darkness, or ignorance, to search for the TRUTH, the word of God. Jesus said: I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
The Testimony of Hilda From Beirut
I was born in Beirut in 1965. When I was 9, the war started, and with it, the long devastating years of all the Lebanese started. With this war, and my house in the midst of demarcation line, questions began to haunt me day and night. Is this life? Death was our daily bread, tears and destruction everywhere. My parents, being from Christian background, could not answer my questions as they themselves did not experience Jesus as their Saviour. I started to look in all directions, not knowing that Jesus Himself was looking for me. My elder sister at that period experienced Jesus and told me about him. But, I wanted to be sure of this new, born again thing, so I started asking God to reveal Himself to me. I wanted to know peace that these believers claim. I wanted life and eternity. After reaching the edge of death myself for three times, I tearfully asked Jesus to take over my life Jeremiah 29:13. At that specific moment on 25 April 1982, no words can explain, no books can describe what Jesus did to my life! John 14:27
My name is Walid. I was born in Bethlehem, Israel. On the day that I was born it was one of the holiest days to Islam, the birthday of the Muslim prophet Mohammad (Al-Mauled Al-Nabawi). This was an honor to my father. For that, he named me Walid which relates to the Arabic word (Mauled) and in English (The Birth) to always remember the birthday of the Muslim prophet.
My father was a Palestinian Muslim who taught English and Islamic studies in the Holy Land. My mother was an American who married my father during his studies in the United States in the year of 1956.
Fearing the impact of the American way of life for their two children and while my mother was pregnant with me, my parents left to live in Israel in 1960 which was called Jordan at that time. When they arrived to Bethlehem I was born. As my father changed jobs, we moved to Saudi Arabia, then back to the Holy Land — this time, to the lowest place on earth, Jericho.
I can not forget the first song I learned in school just before the Six Day War titled “Arabs Our Beloved and Jews Our Dogs.” I used to wonder at that time who the Jews were but with the rest of the kids, I repeated the words without any knowledge of their meaning.
As I grew up in the Holy Land, I lived through several battles between the Arabs and the Jews. The first battle (while we lived in Jericho) was the Six Day War when the Jews captured old Jerusalem and the rest of Palestine. This was a great disappointment to Arabs and Muslims worldwide.
The American Council in Jerusalem came just before the war to evacuate all the Americans in the area. Since my mother was an American, they offered us assistance but my father refused and turned them down because he loved his country. I still remember many things during the war — the noise of the bombing and shelling that went on day and night for six days, the looting of stores and houses by the Arabs in Jericho and people running to cross the Jordan River from fear of the Israelis.
The war was called the Six Day War because it was won in six days and on the seventh day a Rabbi by the name of Goren blew the ram’s horn on the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem declaring the victory. Many Jews claim that this was a parallel to Joshua when he went around the walls of Jericho six times, then on the seventh day seven times, and on that day the priests blew the trumpets and everyone shouted with one voice and took the city. To my father in Jericho, it seemed that the walls had crumbled on him. During the war he was always listening to the Jordanian radio station. He used to say that the Arabs were winning the war, but he was listening to the wrong station. The Israeli station was announcing the truth of their soon coming victory. Instead my father chose to believe the Arabs who claimed that the Israelis were promoting propaganda.
Later on, we moved back to Bethlehem and my father enrolled us in an Anglican-Lutheran school as they had a better English course. My brother, sister and I were the only Muslims in the school. Being half Americans, teachers would beat us and students would laugh at us. When the Bible class started, I would leave the class and remained outside waiting. One day, I walked in the Bible class and the class ‘bully’ stood up to fight. He shouted, “We don’t want this half American and Muslim to be here!” I refused to get out and the lady who was teaching the class asked me to sit down. Since then, I changed the school’s policy and for the first time, the school allowed a Muslim to study the Bible. For the next three years, I studied it despite all the mocking.
Later, my father transferred me to the Government school where I grew in the faith of Islam. I was fed the idea that one day, a fulfillment of an ancient prophecy by the Muslim prophet Mohammed would come to pass. This prophecy foretold a battle in which the Holy Land would be recaptured and the elimination of the Jews would take place in a massive slaughter.
This prophecy in fact is documented in Mohammed’s Book of Traditions which states the following:
“The day of judgment shall not come to pass until a tribe of Muslims defeat a tribe of Jews.” (Narrated by Abu Hurairah, Sahih Muslim, Hadith #6985; Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 4, #177)
When Mohammed was asked of the place this would take place, he said:
“In Jerusalem and the surrounding nations.” <!– (REF) Can't find a reference for this, I memorized it in Arabic in High School, but it can be confirmed as it was broadcasted on Palestinian TV 31/08/00 the piece referenced with footnote #8 I never found the original source, it could have been a “Palestinian” invention as Haj Ameen Al-Husseni the grand mufti of Jerusalem was known to play on Hadith to include Jerusalem in it. But I memorized it by heart from high-school. –>
During my youth, like my father, I was always tuned to Islam and what our Muslim teachers taught. Believing in Muhammad’s prophecy, I offered my life to ‘Jihad’ or ‘Holy War’ as the only means to obtain either victory or martyrdom. In Islam martyrdom is the only way you can ensure salvation and enter into heaven — especially since Allah and his prophet Mohammed promised it. As the Quran states it:
“Do not think of whom are killed for the cause of Allah (in a Holy War), to be dead but living with their Lord receiving his blessing”. — Sura: The Family of ‘Imran (‘Al-‘Imran, verse 169)
During school riots against what we called the Israeli occupation, I would prepare speeches, slogans, and write anti-Israeli graffiti in an effort to provoke students to throw rocks at the armed Israeli soldiers. We shouted, “No peace or negotiations with the enemy! Our blood and our souls we sacrifice to Arafat! Our blood and our souls we sacrifice to Palestine!” and “Death to the Zionists!”
I vowed to fight my Jewish enemy believing that I was doing God’s will on earth. I remained true to my word as I participated in many riots against the Israeli army, always trying to inflict harm to them by all means and methods I could devise. I would start and participate in any riot I could initiate: in schools, streets, and even on the holiest place (the Temple mount site) in Jerusalem called by Arabs (Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa). All through high school I would always be one of the first to provoke a riot.
Many others got involved in terror tactics against the Jews using bombs and armed assaults on Jews in an attempt to force them to leave Israel. But they never could pluck them out.
Nothing could change my heart, I could only die or a miracle needed to happen. The simplest way to describe myself is that I was one of those one would view on CNN throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails in the days of the Intifada or ‘The Uprising’. I was one of these who Jews would call a terrorist. The interesting thing is that I was not only terrorizing but I was terrorized by my beliefs which required me to gain enough merit and good deeds to go to heaven. But I never was sure if my good deeds would outweigh my bad deeds in the scale when I would be judged by God. Of course to die fighting the Jews would ease Allah’s anger towards my sin and I would then be secured a good spot in heaven with beautiful wide-eyed women to fulfill my most intimate desires. Either way, I won and terror was the only way.
I remember one time in Bethlehem all viewers clapped their hands with joy in a jam packed theater watching the movie, “21 Days in Munich”. The moment we saw the Palestinians throwing grenades into the helicopter killing the Israeli athletes, hundreds of viewers yelled, “Allahu akbar!” (Allah is the greatest). This is the slogan of joy used by Muslims for victorious events.
I remember students used to ask the teacher during our Islamic studies in Bethlehem High School if it was permitted for Muslims to rape the Jewish women after we defeated them. His response was, “The women captured in battle have no choice in this matter, they are concubines and they need to obey their masters, having sex with slave captives is not a ‘matter of choice for slaves’”. This in fact was written in the Koran, for it says:
“Forbidden to you also are married women, except those who are in your hand as slaves, this is the law of Allah for you.” — Sura: The Women (al-Nisa, verse 24)
And in a different verse the Koran says:
“O prophet; we allowed thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowries, and the slaves whom thy right hand possesseth out of the booty which Allah hath granted thee, and the daughters of thy uncle, and of thy maternal aunt, who fled with thee to Medina, and any believing woman who hath given herself up to the prophet, if the prophet desired to wed her, a privilege to thee above the rest of the faithful”. — Sura: Confederates (al-Ahzab, verse 50)
We had no problem with Mohammed taking advantage of this privilege as he married 14 wives for himself and several slave girls from the booty he collected as a result of his victorious battles. We really never knew how many wives he had and that question was always a debatable issue to us. One of these wives was taken from his own adopted son Zaid, as Allah declared that she was given to the prophet while others were Jewish captives forced into slavery after Mohammed beheaded their husbands and families.
In an attempt to change the hearts of Palestinians, the Israeli TV station would show Holocaust documentaries. I would sit and watch cheering the Germans while I chewed on food. It was impossible for me to change my mind or heart concerning Jews, only a “heart transplant” would do that job.
They once took our school for a week to a Jewish camp on the coast of Eshdod to mingle us with other Jewish schools. That didn’t work. On the contrary, every teacher who spoke to a Jew was mocked.
My mother on the other hand tried to teach me a different idea at home that she called God’s plan. She spoke to me about Bible prophecy; she said that the return of the Jews was pre-planned by God and had been fulfilled. This, to her, was Gods miracle in our generation for the world to see that “His will shall be done.”
She also told me about many future events to be fulfilled in our generation which is surfacing every day now. She told me of false Messiahs and counterfeits; but all that had little effect for my heart was set on fighting against the Jews.
My mother was influenced by an American Missionary couple who she asked secretly to baptize her. When she refused to be baptized in a pond full of green algae, the missionary priest had to plead to the YMCA in Jerusalem to clear the pool of men, and my mother was then baptized. No one from our family knew.
Many times my mother would take me on trips to several museums in Israel and I fell in love with archeology. I was fascinated with it. In my many arguments with her, I would bluntly tell her that the Jews and Christians had corrupted the Bible. She responded by taking me to the Scroll Museum in Jerusalem and showed me the scroll of Isaiah, still intact. There was no one taking pictures of any Biblical errors to prove of any corruption and I could not respond to my mother.
I remember when I still tormented my mother by calling her an “infidel” and a damned American Imperialist who claimed that Jesus was the Son of God. I’d show her the pictures in the newspaper of all the teenagers supposedly martyred as a result of violence demanding that she answer. I hated her and always asked my father to divorce her and remarry a good Muslim woman.
I would even pose with a grim and sad face for the school picture as if I knew that my turn to be in the paper as a martyr would be next. Many times I risked being killed during youth protests and clashes with the Israeli Army.
I lived in Israel during the Six Day War, the PLO resistance, the Jordanian Black September civil war, the bloody wars in Lebanon, and the war of Yom Kippur. With no hope to destroy Israel and all these losses, we still hoped for that one victory since that is all it would take to destroy them.
My parents worried a lot about me as I got thrown in prison by the Israeli Army. My mother went to the American Council in Jerusalem to try to get me out. She was so stressed her hair started to fall out. In jail, I learned more about the art of terrorism and when I got out, I was more fanatical than before.
When I graduated from high school, my parents sent me to the United States to seek a higher education. Of course I got involved with many anti-Israeli social and political events. I still remember my favorite sick joke I used to like to tell my friends, that I hated Hitler very much because he never got the job done, that is: he never finished the Jewish problem “once and for all”.
With Hitler being my idol, and Mohammed my prophet, I went on with my life with little regard for Jews, Christians, or anyone who was not a Muslim. I believed that one day the whole world would submit to Islam and that the whole world owed the Palestinians for their losses in all the battles with Israel. I also believed that Jews were prophet-killers and that they had corrupted the Scriptures to serve their evil desires. This is what Muslims teach. They also teach that Mohammed is our only redeemer and God’s favored prophet.
As I lived in America, I could not forget the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who died just in the last 20 years in Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Afghanistan and in every single Muslim nation. I had to get revenge for them and someone had to pay the price. Of course there was no question in my mind that the Jews had to pay the penalty, somehow we always managed to twist things together and make it their fault.
One day I fought with a man and struck his eye blind, I was so happy to learn that the man was a Jew.
I was fascinated with Islamic history and I learned that the Islamic prophet Mohammed extradited a Jewish tribe from Saudi Arabia and ordered the beheading of all the men from another tribe. The women were taken as concubines. I used to believe, as Islam taught, that only a Caliph (Islamic ruler) could rule the world. Islam is not a religion for one’s personal and moral life, but a system of law and government to the whole world. If not achieved through peaceful means, it would have to wage war against all who did not submit to Islam. With one billion Muslims living today, I believed that it could happen.
I’ll be honest, all my life, I was terrified every time I read the Koran, as, after every other verse, there was always threats of hell fire for this sin and that. All I wanted was to reach out to my Maker to say I am sorry, forgive me, give me another chance. But I failed to keep count of all my sins and my good deeds and I was sure that at the end, my sins would outweigh my good deeds. So, I lived my sinful life depending on the love and mercy of my Maker. I always wondered about my destiny. Lost in my fears and doubts, I really hated the idea of killing for my salvation and, in reality; I never had the heart to kill a rat! How then could I kill a Jew!
Sometime in 1992, I was fascinated when I read a book titled “Armageddon, Appointment with Destiny”, by Grant Jeffrey. Some of the things explained in this book had many detailed prophecies about Jesus: his birth, life, death and resurrection and the re-creation of the state of Israel. Many of these prophecies came to pass just as God put them down in the Bible! What also amazed me was to find out that the chances for a man to predict hundreds of historic events written hundreds and thousands of years before their occurrences are one in zillions. What is more fascinating is that the margin of error had to be zero, especially when the fulfillment of many of these prophecies was happening in my generation. This kind of evidence had to come from a divine origin that origin had to be God Almighty.
The struggle began. I was puzzled. How could the Bible be a fake and corrupted by the Jews if the land I grew up in, spoke and cried out as thousands of pieces of archeological evidence surfaced from the land of Israel confirming the Bible? The book of Isaiah, discovered in the Qumran caves, was found by a Muslim from the town next to Bethlehem by the name of Muhammad Deib while looking for a lost sheep. From that discovery, they found the rest of the Old Testament which matched the Old Testament Bible in our hands today. It contained hundreds of verses predicting the coming of Jesus Christ.
I had to read the Bible to know who Jesus really was, to find out for myself. God finally led me to get to the bottom line as I started reading what Jesus said:
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, who was and is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8
Christ also said to the Jews:
“Truly, truly I say to you; before Abraham was born I AM (God).” John 8:58
It amazed me to find similar claims between Jesus and Mohammed. These claims were serious, as Mohammed said:
“I am the beginning of all creation and the last prophet.”
He also said:
“I was a prophet of Allah while Adam was still being molded in clay.”
Moreover, he claimed to be the intercessor for Muslims in the Day of Judgment, by all of these, claiming to be the world’s last and final prophet and savior.
These things always puzzled me. If Mohammed claimed all that he claimed, than who was Jesus who claimed to be our Redeemer and Savior? That question troubled me a great deal. One of the two claims had to be a lie, if there were two redeemers; this would be association with God since God is the only Redeemer.
Christ or Mohammed had to be the Redeemer and Intercessor for mankind. The Bible or the Koran had to be correct. One of them was pure gold and the other had to be a fake, but which one…?
Vowing to make a decision for “The Truth”, I stayed up late many nights comparing many details between the Koran and the Bible. At some point during my study, I prayed saying: “GOD, you are the Creator of heaven and earth, the God of Abraham, Moses, and Jacob, you are the beginning and the end, you are ‘The Truth’, ‘the only Truth’, the Maker of the true Scripture, the one and only word of God. I suffer to find your truth, I want to do your will in my life, I long for your love and in the name of ‘The Truth’ I ask. AMEN!!!”
I wanted real gold and would not settle for an imitation. I had to scratch very hard to look beyond the surface of the world’s plastic religions.
I believed in the Koran as the word of God because it had modern scientific laws and only a book with a divine origin could have scientific facts written a thousand years before their discovery. I spent a month using a computer program searching for scientific clues in the Bible. Every verse in the Koran that was a scientific miracle that led me and millions of Muslims to believe in the Koran was already in the Bible. Many stories in the Koran had serious errors and with my knowledge of history and archeology, I knew that the Koran had serious faults.
With many of these discoveries, my claim that the Koran was a miracle was in question. The Bible had all of its miracles hundreds and thousands of years before. My foundation shook and I felt the sinking sand under me. Even the nations mentioned by the prophet Ezekiel in chapter 38, whom God would destroy — most of them were Muslim nations growing towards Islamic Fundamentalism today.
What also helped me was that God led me to discover, through my study of the Bible, hundreds of detailed and unique verses concerning prophecies fulfilled to the letter. No man has ever presented such detailed predictions of future events without having more errors than truth. God is the only one that holds the key to future events and only the Bible has the key, not the Koran which lacks those most important elements of “Salvation and Redemption”. I knew at that moment I would have to be a fool knowing all of this and continuing worshipping a different God than the God of the Bible. I really thought with my prayer, that God will lead me to the Koran, but that was not the case with me. In fact it was the other way around, I had to give up my pride and be open-minded to truth.
God said in the Bible:
“For I am God, and there is no other; I am God and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things are not yet done, saying: My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.” Isaiah 46:9-10
God not only foretold future events, but declared them and brought them to pass, unlike the Koran which simply used terror tactics to conform Muslims to believe. Since I did not believe that the Bible was corrupted, I spent many days searching the Bible for Mohammad, as he claimed to be in it, but never found him. If the Bible had been corrupted it had to have happened after the prophet Mohammed since the Koran always addressed the Bible that was ‘between his hands’ at his time. From that time until now Muslims have failed to provide one single Bible from the face of the earth to prove the corruption, and not one historical or archeological evidence has been discovered to disprove the Bible.
Even the death of that Muslim prophet was different than the death of Jesus, as Mohammed died on the lap of his favorite wife, Aisha, while Jesus died on the cross in order to redeem man’s sins.
I felt sad that hundreds of millions of Muslims today live without ever hearing or being challenged with this kind of evidence.
It was astonishing to me to find that Muslims and the rest of the world recognized three main religions that worship God even though God said that He is One and his Word is One.
I was blind, but with the Bible only, I began to see — I mean really SEE!!! With so much Biblical prophecy fulfilled showing the return of Israel from the grave and the attitudes of Muslims and the world towards Jews, the end time is near.
Man has never changed. He still kills his brother as Cain killed his brother Abel. The only difference is that we don’t behead and stab each other in battles as much as we used to. We simply wage chemical warfare to exterminate each other like bugs as human life is becoming less and less valuable. I began to see that sin was the source of all man’s problems and that the Devil was man’s worst enemy, not the Jews, of whom Hitler exterminated 6 million less than 50 years ago. Ironically today, there is tons of literature being sold denying the incident even occurred. I wondered what would happen if a Hitler or a Mehdi or an Islamic Khalifa (Caliph) came to power and has what we have today: all these nuclear bombs capable of destroying earth seven times over. God led me to look at the world that I live in and ask myself if the world today so foolishly denies the Jewish Holocaust despite all the evidence we have, why should I still wonder why most of the world today denies the Messianic claim of Christ and the accuracy of the Bible — especially when the evidence is all around.
God opened my heart and mind and led me to see how people today deny all the proofs He has provided for us in His Word, adapting themselves to false forms of worship.
The Lord began to show me the satanic influences which affected my way of thinking. Regardless of my Islamic background, I used to think these influences were from God.
I was led to a new view of the world and the meaning of life and saw the need for salvation. Today, we all can see man’s goal for a world government waiting for the Devil to be the king!
“Babylon” is being revived from the grave to unite the world one more time; we have only changed its name to “The New World Order” when it should be called “The New Babylon”. I started reading the Bible and began to wonder why Zechariah prophesied:
“For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem, the city shall be rifled, and the women ravished.” — Zechariah 14:2
In Islam I was taught that the second coming of the Messiah was in Islamic prophecy. He was portrayed as the one to break the cross and kill the pig, another setup for Muslims to follow the “false” messiah, the Mehdi, the coming Antiochos Epiphinias.
Contrary to Mohammed’s prophecy, the Bible prepares its readers that the outcome of the siege in the time of Jacob’s trouble will not be the total annihilation of the Jews but that Christ himself will descend on the Mount of Olives for judgment as He fights the enemies of Israel. Unfortunately, it will be too late for repentance and redemption for non-believers.
The saddest part is that hatred towards Jews is not an old out-moded idea from the far past. Millions of Muslims today have the same sick idea that one day they will do the same to all Jews in the Holy Land as Mohammed did to the Jews in Saudi Arabia.
In fact, the permission to kill Jews and Christians and to take their wives as concubines was engraved in the Islamic “Holy Koran” and is the main cause for the hatred of Jews by Muslims to this very day.
The word “Truth” was stuck in my heart day and night, pounding on my soul as I continued to compare the two books and to finally conclude that the Bible could be proven beyond any shadow of a doubt to be true gold. Not only by hundreds of ancient prophecies that came to pass, but by one ancient word created by God from the time of Jacob until our generation. For all who doubt, that word was and still is ‘Israel’.
Israel’s existence today, and the re-gathering of the Jews from ALL parts of the world is an irrefutable proof that the Holy Bible is the true Word of God. God scattered them throughout the whole world and then re-gathered them again from ALL nations back to their original land in fulfillment of His promises in the far past, until our present, for He said:
“I will gather you from ALL the nations, and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.” — Jeremiah 29:14
The true God has never changed, He is still the same. I also learned that my enemy, the Jews, were chosen by God to write God’s Word and God’s plan for salvation through Jesus the Messiah, the only Messiah and Redeemer for man. I also learned that Jesus, the man from my hometown, was a Jew and that even my hometown was Jewish ‘Beth-Lechem’, which means ‘Home of the Bread’, as He said:
“I am the Bread of Life, he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.” — John 6:35.
Beth-Lechem was given its name before Jesus came to this world. Jesus was from the people of my enemy, the Jews. Yet, He died for my sin. I had never heard of an enemy who died for another enemy and loved him so much that he allowed Himself to be beaten, spat on, mocked and finally crucified. Would your enemy die for you? Yet He said:
“Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” — Matthew 5:44.
The Truth was in front of my very eyes, knocking constantly on my heart, and wanting to come in. I called on The Truth and He answered, I was blind and sought the truth, and now I see. He knocked on my door and I opened, and now had set me free! Christ said:
“I am The Way, The Truth and The Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.” — John 14:6
My way of thinking, my feelings, and my goals in life began to change. I began to feel for the Jewish people. All the hatred left me. The desire to see them hurt was no more a thing in my life. Now, I hurt for them and pray peace for Jerusalem continually. Instead of laughing at images of the Holocaust on TV, I weep for them. I am even ready to give my own life for them, as did my Lord. I say it despite the outpouring of hate that could come from my own fellow Arabs and Muslims.
Yes, I say it to the whole world, I love Jews. I love them because of their Messiah. I love them because they brought Light to the world and through them came the Light and the Truth and for that I love Jews. I no longer despise them and I know from the Bible that the Jews are God’s chosen people to give light to Arabs and to the whole world if we only allow them. For God made them a blessing to the world and we need to love and support them as God said to Abraham:
“I will bless those who bless you and I will curse him who curses you, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” — Genesis 12:2
Knowing the truth transferred my way of thinking from believing in Hitler to believing in Christ, from believing lies to knowing the truth, from being spiritually sick to being healed, from living in darkness to seeing the light, from being damned to being saved, from doubt to faith, from hate to love, and from evil works to God’s grace through Christ. This transformation taught me that without the (true) word of God, things could look good on the surface but in the core lies deception. I accepted Jesus the Messiah who died for all of our sins as my Lord and Savior; to Him I submit.
“Come to me all you labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for fulfilling your promise.
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Judgement Day for christians areleady came. We should be punished for our sins but Jesus accepted all our sins to His holy body. Do you remember that Qur’an also called Jesus holy? So we “born from above christians” have passed from the Death and hell to the Kingdom of heaven through His forgiveness of all our sins through Faith in Issa Allah. It means we are forgiven. But He was killed instead of us. He was cursed and beaten instead of us. We are free by Him.
We are free to enter the Kingdom of Heaven and Kingdom of Heaven is already in our bodies and lives in Muslims states where we live. We became holy as God is HOLY and Kingdom of heaven is extending in Arab countries through our lives and God’s power.
We know so many contradictions of Qur’an.
Abu Bakr, one question to you:
I suppose you are righteous Muslim. Are you going to the Kingdom of Heaven?
I remember when I was a child i was reading Bible and meditating. I saw a clear picture in my imagination:
I am waking in desert…in front of me is caravan of camels…I want to drink water. Where to go?
In front of me in the top part of this picture I saw a golden city shining like gold. Light was so strong. This light in the darkness of desert was showing me the way where to go.
Do you know who is this light?
God is LIGHT. In Kingdom of Heaven God will dwell with us. There will not be sun anymore. God will be shining us.
Let’s brother find this Kingdom in the desert by looking at LIGHT of God.
Can you imagine that God said that Kingdom of Heaven is already in our hearts. In Arab countries. In Arab families. In our bodies. God said that our bodies is tempel to the Holy Spirit. Can you imagine we are in the desert of our life thirthting or we are with the SOURCE of living water in our hearts?
Where is destination?
God is in us? How to enter the Kingdom of Heaven and be accepted there and enter there through gates?
How to be welcomed by God?
How to deserve to live with HOLY God in His Presence if we are sinners?
Who is going to make wuzu for us?
I saw such Arabs who are holy. They killed hundreds of Jews during Jihad but I call them HOLY Arabs. Why?
They will great God in His Kingdom and God will press their hand. Hand of God will not be stained with blood of Jews. No.
They are holy. People who shed RIVERS of blood are holy. Why?
How killer can be holy? How person who didnt create vessel crushed it into pieces and is holy?
Even this killer should make wuzu to enter the mosque not with hands and face stained by blood. Why?
Holy God will accept only HOLY people. How to be holy as God is holy?
Holy God..holy killers…killers should be holy and dont kill any more or God should be killer and makir.
Why killers are holy then?
It is MERCY of God it is what you call FADL of Allah.
And there is no one like HE. Praise the Lord for WHO You ARE!
Ya Subhan Issa Allah!
Thank you for message.
Look what I said to one lady:
Now it is your time to be saved by perfect God!
I said that I am sinner. That I love Arabs. And I am ready to refure eternal life that only they will be saved. I was talking about Gamal, Nancy, Mona and Dalia. I am sinner but I am forgiven by grace and mercy of God. So, already now I have eternal life and Kingdom of Heaven. But this pain is very terrible if my brothers will die without God! It was voice of my heart what you quoted. I have salvation. My name is wrtitten in the Book of life. God is called me His inheritance and daughter. I will be eternally with Him. But I need desperatelly you to join HIM!!
I found personal relationships with God! You can find it too! He is not our Master any more, He is our Father! I urge you now to find such great and LOVING Father! Do you have today absolute assurance that if you will die today you will go to Heaven? Where you stand in your relationships with God? If you are not one of those people then I urge you to get right with God! And I will close my message by prayer and I will give you opportunity to commit yourself to Jesus Christ who is God. So, you can know that you will go to Heaven when you will die. Father, speak to every person listening to my words in this message. Help everyone of us to be right with You, knowing that we are ready to meet You in your Kingdom. Jesus said that we should be born again or more literal rendering of that statement is “you need to be born from ABOVE”. We are not automatically born again Christians! How is one born from above? How do spiritual rebirth take place? If someone says I have been converted to receive Christ what does it mean? It means there is a moment in their life when they made a personal commitment to the Lord and have responded to the OFFER of Eternal life. Would you like to do it? I ‘d like to lead you in a prayer. And as you pray this prayer from the bottom part of your heart you too can be born from above! You can be certain that if you are converted your sin is forgiven. If you would like to make this commitment, pray this prayer wherever you are! Pray this now: Jesus forgive me of my sin. I know that I have sinned against You but I thank You for dying on the cross for me and rising again from the dead. Now be my personal Lord and Savior and write my name in the Book of the life! Forgive me all my sins and cleanse my hands from the blood of my sins. And help me to follow You from this day forward! Thank You that You came into my life and You saidthaI am child of God now. If you have just prayed this prayer Jesus Christ came into your life and God tells us in Bible that if we will believe in His name, we will know that we have eternal life. And if you have taken this step of prayer to believe in Him you can know that God has indeed forgiven you. Let me personally assure you that you have made the right decision. The decision to follow God Jesus Christ!
Read what i published on my site.
To be “born again” for new life with God or “born from above” you need:
1.to believe in Jesus
2. sincerely repent in all your sins
3. Live with God and not against Him.
Haitam read it and let me know what do you think?! Ok?
Lord Jesus please save my brother Haitam and all who are readyng this emssage and write their names in the Book of the life. Be their God. Their Salvation. Their Freedom. Their Future. Their LOVE!
Jesus protect them and lead them to Your and their Kingdom..Kingdom of Heaven. Adopt them and bless them by the power of the Holy Spirit to be sons of GOD!