Christians love to Quote the following verse from the Bible to claim that Christianity is all about Love. Free love to everyone even to your mass murdering enemy who killed your family, community, and wreaked havoc across the world. “’
But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.”
Give us just one single practical example from real life to demonstrate that a one single Judeo-Christian country loved their enemies and took no military, economic and political actions against their enemies?
Well, by reviewing the United Nations Security council voting history, you would be able to find out facts from fictions.
Grief is a process that as humans we all face at some point in our life, this exposes us to ask “why?” Why am I hurting, feeling alone or guilty these emotions are beyond our comprehension and so therefore we need to express our pain in allowing ourselves to blame the highest order of faith we know.
Why does God allow this to happen? – How can God be so cruel? – as Christians believe suffering is a punishment for those who do wrong or are evil. Our contradictions grow over time, because our own beliefs and understanding of what we are taught or have learnt throughout our life becomes more complex.
Love the enemy is not really human nature and does not make sense nor acceptable or justified logically nor Islamically to just love your enemy who is killing your parents, family, community, fellow Muslims. This sort of teaching of apathetic love is a way to surrender and allow yourself and all your loved ones to be killed by your enemy. This Biblical verse is telling you to love your killers.
The Enemy is an Enemy for reasons (Physical aggression, killing of your family, community, and fellow innocent humans. Such barbarism and aggression of the enemy must be rejected, hated, refused, and physically resisted.
As long as that Enemy falls within the legitimate definition of “enemy from an Islamic point of view such as killing Muslims or attacking their houses or places of worship or threaten their legitimate interests –
At the same time, The Noble Quran states what makes sense, resonates with logic, and aligns with all moral, legal, and human rights to defend yourself and community against barbarism of enemies.
The Following verses from the Noble Quran which demonstrates justice and strikes a great balance between rights and responsibilities, are MISQUOTED by some non-Muslims: –
“Allah does not forbid you from dealing kindly and fairly with those who have neither fought nor driven you out of your homes. Surely Allah loves those who are fair.)) Quran (60:8)
((Fight in the cause of Allah ˹only˺ against those who wage war against you, but do not exceed the limits.1 Allah does not like transgressors Kill them wherever you come upon them1 and drive them out of the places from which they have driven you out. For persecution is far worse than killing.
And do not fight them at the Sacred Mosque unless they attack you there. If they do so, then fight them—that is the reward of the disbelievers. But if they cease, then surely Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Fight against them ˹if they persecute you˺ until there is no more persecution, and ˹your˺ devotion will be to Allah ˹alone˺.
If they stop ˹persecuting you˺, let there be no hostility except against the aggressors. There will be retaliation in˺ a sacred month for ˹an offence in˺ a sacred month,1 and all violations will bring about retaliation. So, if anyone attacks you, retaliate in the same manner.
˹But˺ be mindful of Allah and know that Allah is with those mindful ˹of Him˺. Spend in the cause of Allah and do not let your own hands throw you into destruction ˹by withholding˺. And do good, for Allah certainly loves the good doers.))
Chapter the Cow (2:190-195)
LOVE is an extremely Precious Human feeling that should NOT be on tap for those who do NOT deserve our love. Our Enemy are our enemy for REASONS, when the Bible says LOVE your enemy and turn the Cheek it FAILS to distinguish between DELIBERATE REPETITIVE offenders (enemy) and those who make mistakes without real intention to be our enemy.
In Practical terms and even in utopian Loving our enemy will NEVER EVER happen- I am talking about the enemy as aggressors not just a friend of yours backbiting or insulting you. Yes, might turn the cheek one or few times and NOT always otherwise the Bible would be teaching Christians to be “doormats” excuse my language.
This is where The Quran shows and acknowledges the Human feelings and directs them in the right fair way.
The New Testament calls for the death of all Jews who reject Jesus as Christ:
In ” Christianity in the West 1400-1700″ pg 86, we learn that Martin Luther believed that Jews should be enslaved or thrown out of Christian lands, and that their ghettos and synagogues should be burned.
He also felt rebellious Anabaptists should be killed and publicly affirmed a 1531 edict by Wittenberg theologians sanctioning their execution. (“The Heretics: heresy through the ages”) By Walter Nigg pgs 304-305
Martin Luther, the Catholic Church which persecuted and killed the Jews throughout the ages until they stopped it only in our current years, and Adolf Hitler and the Nazis and their churches were not ignorant of Christianity.
On the contrary, you are the one who lacks a great deal about what the New Testament says about the Jews, Mr. David Wood. Let us look at the following verses:
5 When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
6 But when the Jews opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am clear of my responsibility. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
7 Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.
In the Bible, when your blood is on your head, it means that you are to be killed:
” ‘If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother, and his blood will be on his own head.
” ‘If a man sleeps with his father’s wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
” ‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
And so on…
So, when Paul told the Jews that your blood is on your heads, it clearly meant that if they insisted on rejecting Jesus as the Christ, then their blood is on their head; killing them would be allowed. It is a capital punishment statement. This goes for all Jews.
Was it GOD Almighty that said it or Paul? The dilemma of Christianity’s falsehood:
Suppose with me for a second that Yahweh Almighty was the One who said the words of Acts 18:6 above. Would not that clearly and indisputably mean that the Jews who reject Jesus as the Christ must be put to death? Or at least, it is allowed to put them to death?
The Christians of old clearly understood it this way. Modern-day Christians, however, are having a difficult time accepting this because they read these words as Paul’s and not as GOD Almighty’s due to their secular heresies and them being opinionated. This is also due to the international outcry to stop all ethnic and religious persecutions, especially after the end of World War II.
I agree with them! But the only problem is: This proves that the words of Paul were not GOD Almighty’s! They were not inspired, and Paul was a liar when he then said:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, (From the NIV Bible, 2 Timothy 3:16)”
If we take this verse to be true, then Acts 18:6 must have also been from GOD Almighty and from the Desires and Will of GOD Almighty. Yet, Paul himself also admitted that he was not even sure whether the Holy Spirit was inspiring him or not in 1 Corinthians 7:40.
If all Paul did was lose his temper and say something that is demeaning to the Jews who made him angry just to get back at them, then such emotions do not and should not belong in his writings, especially when he considered them as Holy Scriptures and from GOD Almighty. But the fact that they are there, makes it quite clear that Paul really meant what he said when he wrote: “Your blood is on your heads.” He knew what this quote meant in the Old Testament, since this is an Old Testament’s quote anyway. It meant a physical and worldly death!
And again, if these were Yahweh Almighty’s Words and not Paul’s, then killing the Jews who reject Christ is allowed. Otherwise, why would GOD Almighty say such a quote? This quote clearly allows for anyone to kill the Jews who reject Christ, – him being a Christian or not, – because it is a capital punishment statement in the Old Testament.
(a)- Jesus had the same emotional outburst:
Like Paul’s ridiculous emotional outburst that was not Divine, Jesus is also recorded to have had a remarkably similar one that FOREVER changed the status of all Gentiles in Christianity!
All Gentiles are the Jews’ dogs:
6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.
Whatever happened to:
20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Is not love a sacred thing? If not, then is not it at least a pearl???
Yet, in Matthew 7:6, you are not supposed to give this pearl to the enemy (the pig)! So how then can your righteousness surpass the disbelievers’?
Aren’t you then just like them in Matthew 7:6?
Jesus demanded almost perfection in love and harmony towards all enemies, and then he took it back by prohibiting giving the pearls (of love) to the pigs (enemies).
How is righteousness in Matthew 7:6 better than any other disbelievers’ righteousness, especially those who are good, humble, cordial, and loving to other people? Jesus even recognized this in:
46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
1- Love your enemies and be perfect or else you will not win the Kingdom of GOD!
2- Do not give the pearls of love to the pigs (and do not be perfect)!
Clear and indisputable contradiction! And by the way, Matthew 7 (hate) came after Matthew 5 (love)! Read the next sub-section.
Which came first, Matthew 5 (love) or Matthew 7 (hate)?
Matthew 5 came before Matthew 7. This means that the love in Matthew 5 was replaced by Jesus’ hate and despise in Matthew 7. This is further proven in Matthew 15 that came after both of them:
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So, his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.“
27 “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
28 Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
Tell me, what would have happened to THE ENTIRE STATUS of all Gentiles have the woman spat on Jesus’ face? All Gentile Christians today would have been the Jews’ dogs as Matthew 15:26 clearly stated.
(b)- Jesus and Paul’s slips were never fixed!
You might say: “Oh well, if this is what GOD Almighty would’ve wanted, then be it.” You know, I again, agree with you! But the problem is that given the emotional outbursts of Paul and Jesus and the ridiculous and radical statements that they’ve both made, I really have serious doubts about such radical moods, statements and radically instantaneous changes being from GOD Almighty.
I do not think that you would have been a dog of any and all Jews if the woman had spat on Jesus’ face! Remember that she initially showed faith towards Jesus, just like you have it. That sounds quite outrageous and false to me!
And this pearl and pig’s garbage contradicting “love your enemies” further proves that such radical statements came only from radical moods. GOD Almighty’s Holy Words do not come from radical moods and absurdities.
Also, to make matters worse, Paul now for many centuries, is the cause of the Jews’ persecution by the Christians solely because of his radical statement about their blood being on their heads.
Also, Jesus’ radical statements also do not seem to have changed. Notice that in Matthew 5, Jesus displayed the love, while in Matthew 7, he displayed the hate and despise. This means that Jesus changed his opinion and abrogated Matthew 5!
4- The ample corruptions and falsehood of the entire Bible’s Old and New Testaments:
I have provided countless contradictions and proofs of corruption of the entire Bible at:
1- Just who were the authors of the Bible?
See the ample quotes of the Bible’s own translators and theologians admitting that no one knows:
1. Who wrote each book and gospel?
2. How many people wrote these books and gospels?
3. Where they were written.
4. When they were written.
All the books and gospels were written by mysterious people and in unknown places and dates. This is according to the Bible’s own theologians themselves.
2- Isaiah 53 and Psalm 91 and others prove that Jesus was not crucified.
3- Contradictions and History of Corruption throughout the entire Bible. Ironically, the Bible’s own theologians declare that the Bible is full of:
· Fairy Tales.
· Its original manuscripts had been lost!
Given the indisputable facts above about the Bible’s corruptions, contradictions, and scientific absurdities and lies, and given the facts about Paul’s delusions and contradictions with himself, we are left with no doubt that the Bible is indeed a corrupt book and is not the True and Holy Word of GOD Almighty.
Otherwise, you must then accept that all non-believing Jews must be put to death. If these were not Paul’s mere words, and they were GOD Almighty’s, then I do not see why you should reject them. And if they were Paul’s mere words, then I do not see why you should accept this self-contradicting, self-refuting, false and delusional charlatan as a true Prophet of GOD Almighty.
Whether the Jews must be put to death or not is not something I am concerned with in this article. Certainly, in Islam, mass-killing of any group of people is strictly forbidden. And as to the Jews, there are some who are Blessed and are God-fearing as the Noble Quran mentioned. What I am most concerned with are the ludicrous standards of
2. The Bible’s documentations.
3. What determines a Holy Scripture from a heretical one? To me, all of them are ludicrous!
We also saw above how Jesus’ and Paul’s radical moods and statements were ridiculous and moody. Jesus’ statement of loving your enemies in Matthew 5 was flushed down the toilet by him in the latter statements in Matthew 7 and 15 and elsewhere. You know, if your enemy was not bad to you to begin with, then how can he be a “dog” and a “pig”?
In Islam, you do not have to worry about racism, bias, radical moods and lies: Noble Verse(s) 49:13.
[049:013] O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).
Arabic (from right to left):
49:13 ياايها الناس انا خلقناكم من ذكر وانثى وجعلناكم شعوبا وقبائل لتعارفوا ان أكرمكم عند الله اتقاكم ان الله عليم خبير
Islam is the Divine Truth of GOD Almighty.
Allah knows Best.
Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.
Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan
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