If you have read much of what I have written you can see that I like to understand the basics. It is not possible to understand complicated issues if you do not understand the very bases from which they came. It is like building a house on sand. If the foundation shifts the house will fall. I spend most of my time digging around to find solid ground and the most solid of ground is stone. God is like a stone. He is solid ground and He doesn’t change.
Those that follow Islam believe in law and that in itself is not wrong, however they seem to spend all of their time examining others. They see others disobeying the law and they condemn them for doing so. It is not wrong to examine the errors of others, because if you know their mistakes you are less likely to make the same mistakes. However it is wrong to condemn others.
Consider Jonah. He hated the people of Nineveh and when God told him to go to that city and preach against it he tried not to. He knew that God would have compassion on the people if they turned form their wickedness and because he hated them he did not want God to show mercy on them.
After he was unsuccessful in avoiding the commands of God he did as God wanted, but his heart was not in it. The Ninevites did believe God, and they did turn from their evil ways, and God did have compassion on them, and He did not destroy them.
This infuriated Jonah so much he asked God to take his life. The man was full of hate and not love. He went to a place where he could view the city in hopes he could witness their destruction. Even though Jonah was full of hate God provided a vine to shade Jonah from the hot sun while he waited to see if God would destroy the city!
Jonah was only judging others and did not consider his own sin. He was only interested in his own comfort and so to demonstrate that to Jonah God made a worm to destroy the vine that shaded Jonah.
God made it clear to Jonah and to us that He was concerned about the people of Nineveh, after all it was God that formed everyone of them in the womb, and it was God that placed them in that city, it was God that furnished food to eat, water to drink, and air to breath, and it was God that wanted them to turn from their evil ways so that He could have mercy on them. To put it in our worldly way, God had a large investment in the people of Nineveh and Jonah had nothing invested.
God only wanted the people of Nineveh to stop their evil. It is evil and wrong to take the life of anyone that God has made. If you did not give life then what evil idea would make anyone think it was God’s wish that you have the right to judge someone that God made and take their life? The only justification for taking someone else’s life is self-defense. When someone is going to take your life you have the right to stop them, after all you also are made in the image of God.
So the basic thing wrong with Islam is the followers are not taught to examine their own sin. Like Jonah their hate for their fellow man far outweighs the wishes of God. Do not be like Jonah. Consider the love of God for all men and do not judge others. Judge yourself and plead guilty, then change your ways and God will have compassion on you.
God gave us a Savior, but if one never considers their own sin then they do not know they need a Savior! God puts up with the sin of others, even though He hates sin and we should also.
The basic difference between Islam and Christianity is one who really believes in Islam wants to kill anyone who doesn’t and one who really believes as a Christian wants to give life to anyone who doesn’t.
I don’t think God has much compassion for anyone who doesn’t really believe. He has made a universe and everything in it for man. Then He made every man and worked a plan for their salvation so that we could live with Him forever. After all the effort and work God has done for us do you think He would be pleased if we didn’t even believe He exists? Judge for yourself which religion is the one God wants man to follow.
May God send a worm to destroy your shade if you show no compassion for your fellow man. Perhaps as you sit in the hot sun you will understand that it is God that should judge and not you