Well, considering that many other religions don't see man in need of salvation, there is no reason to claim that they are saved by Jesus. But other religions have different goals, and variously claim that they are the only way to achieve such goals. For instance, Buddhism and enlightenment, Hinduism and moksha.
What about Judaism and Islam? Don't they each claim that the two other Abrahmic religions are wrong, and theirs is right?
You compared the behavior of people of an ethnicity (race) against two small countries. At this time in history I don’t think you could make a more racist and inflammatory comment. I only point it out because you further try to project it onto others by saying, “We know”. I recognize that and I sharply and openly rebuke it. I am ashamed that others are not more willing to do the same.Quahom1 said:There is nothing racist in my body.
Speak your mind and feel free to make racist statements. Just don’t be surprised if I rebuke you for them, especially when you project them onto other people. I say to anyone who reads this: You do NOT speak for any majority of Christians, you do NOT speak for America or any country, and you do NOT speak for any ethnicity. Individuals speak from their own individual hearts and minds. If that hurts you then dwell on it, pray on it, and learn why.Quahom1 said:You on the other hand have a lot to learn about discussions and debates. You speak your mind and I speak mine.
The pope doesn’t pretend to speak for mainstream Christianity... does he? Are you above the pope? Do mainstream Christians truly know you? You are the one expressing what some people are a part of. I am a disciple or student of Christ.Quahom1 said:I do speak for mainstream Christianity, which you have clearly expressed you are not part of.
I am pleased to hear that you do not aspire to be an idiotarian. There is only one who called me an idiot here and I quickly forgave him. Please don't be the second.Quahom1 said:I wouldn't dream of calling anyone oh say, and idiot, so I chalk it off to a mistake in terminology.
It is not mine. I didn’t write it. You first wrote about Islam and Arab tolerance of Christ on this thread.Quahom1 said:Your Qu'ran has no place here
I don’t care if you are an Arab claiming to be a Muslim … it doesn’t make your statement any less racist.Quahom1 said:So I know exactly what I'm talking about. It's called observation, experience and the school of hard knocks.
As a disciple of Christ I recognize that it is not what an individual hears and learns that defiles him… it is what he says.Quahom1 said:"We Christians" do not accept Islam, nor Muhammad, nor Imams nor clerics.
I know some Arab Muslims that do quite a bit more than pay “lip service” to God and prophets.Quahom1 said:Paying "lip service" to Jesus is not the same as Worshipping Him and following His ways and depending upon His promise for salvation.
Do you like to guess at what I think and what my motive is? Please speak your mind. I find nothing Christian in your racist comment against Arabs and projections, so don’t be surprised as I persist to rebuke them.Quahom1 said:I don't know who you think you are, but you've erred by thinking you can shut a Christian up in the Christian forum, on Christian concepts.
I fear that I have been too respectful. I am white, a citizen of the USA at least 4 generations back, and a disciple of Christ… so if you think I am speaking from self-elevating pride or that I am the least bit offended then you are sadly mistaken. I am ashamed by your racial comments and your defense of them. Try putting them in your own name as, “I think, I know, or I believe”… then maybe I won’t respond. Until then my open and public rebuke will persist.Quahom1 said:I suggest you calm down and be more respectful...
So you did, a passing nod. OK, cool.Got it - post 51.