الخميس، أبريل 20، 2006

Dear Mohamed

Dear Mohamed
Thank you so much for your response in a previous post and please accept my sincere apologies for taking this long to get back to you. As you are aware, it's been an eventful week.

You raised many points in your comment that need to be addressed properly. If I attempt to do this in one post, I might break the record for longest post in a blog, so I'll do what I always do and break it up somewhat. But before I do, I want to clarify to you that the aim of this is not to convince you of my point of view, rather it is to present you with the truth as I personally see it.

And why you say that half of population believe in it?If it was really the fact,so I know that an ardhothox Church don't admit that a protestant Church is Christian!!

That's not true! The protestant and Orthodox churches have some differences but they are both Christian churches who believe in the divinity of Christ, the salvation on the cross, and the resurrection.

The Protestant church may not be an Apostolic church like the Catholic and Orthodox churches (Apostolic because they are founded by the Apostles Paul, Peter and Mark)...but it is certainly recognised as a Christian church.

And to say that there is no good deeds by Muslims nowadays it will be so unfair.

You are absolutely correct and I'm with you 100% on this one. I do like the way Jack put it on So Much To Mourn. Take a look at his comment.

Basically, this isn't about all Muslims being good or bad...nor is it about all Christians being good or bad. This is about a reality we live in that involves injustice and attacks on one group of people by another, purely as a result of their religion. No matter, we'll come to that later on in the discussion I am sure.

And a last word about Books..not because the book opposites your belief so it must be offensive,but when it use good language and follow the calm way…so it isn't offensive.This is the measure

There's another measure to a balanced debate. You must accept the right of your opponent to respond. This is absent from the culture in most Islamic countries, because the right of the church to respond would be viewed as blasphemy against Islam. Honestly, criticism isn't taken very well in the Islamic world. Look at Fr Zakaria for example. He never swore, or insulted but he's been demonised by the media for responding to accusations pointed at the church by so many Islamic scholars.

I think the rest of your comment can be pretty much divided into the following headings:
1) The original sin and the concept of salvation
2) The divinity of Christ
3) The concepts of "God is Love" and "Love thy enemy"
4) Violent text in the Torah
5) Scientific facts in the Quran

If there's more that I missed out, I'll pick it up at the end :)

So Mohamed, grab a cup of tea and lets go on this journey. My hope is that at the end of it all, you will see things through the eyes of an average Christian. So when you form your opinion at the end, you could say you've examined it from both sides.

2 Comments:

Blogger Amillennialist said...

Hi, all,

I just wanted to make one brief comment on "apostolic" churches.

There are some Protestant churches who also confess the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds.

And all Christian denominations that preach, teach, and practice "the faith once for all delivered to the saints" are also heirs of the faith of the Apostles.

(the true) God bless you, and keep up the great work!

Amillennialist

أبريل 22, 2006  
Blogger Bent El Neel said...

Thanx Amillennialist. It's always good to hear from you and learn with you :)
Your input is always appreciated.

أبريل 23, 2006  

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