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1. Characteristics of a genuine Christian as described in Mark Ch 16 : 

15He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

 

Based on the above criteria, can anyone find a genuine Christian in the whole world?  Or was there any in the past?

 

2. Sign of Jonah:

Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. (Matthew 12:38)

But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. (Matthew 12:39)
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matthew 12:40)

 

Let us examine how many days and nights Jesus was in the sepulcher.  Jesus was placed in the tomb just before sunset on Friday, was in the tomb all day Saturday and was missing before sunrise on Sunday.  In any calculation it is one day and two nights!  Moreover, Jonah was alive in the belly of a whale and Jesus was dead in the tomb.  How was this no sign but one fullfilled by Jesus?  Think for a moment what you believe in because:

 

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

 

http://jamaat.net/jonah/signofjonah.html

 

3. The earth has no corners at all:

After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, ... (Revelation 7:1)

Jesus was sent by God only to the tribes of Israel:
Mathew Chapter 15:
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
 
Mark Chapter 7:
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. 27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
 
Matthew: 5:17-18
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
 
Now check the following verse from Mark:
 
Mark: 16:15
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
 
Which one is correct?  Was Jesus sent only for the tribes of Israel or for the whole world?  Which one will we accept and which one will we reject? Who will decide that? Can we call these verses inerrant words of God?
 
Eating Pork - An another big controversy in Christianity
 

"You are what you eat" -American proverb. In folkloric terms, eating the meat of the pig is said to contribute to lack of morality and shame, plus greed for wealth, laziness, indulgence, dirtiness and gluttony.

 

Is Pork Forbidden to Muslims Only? The Jews and Christians are also forbidden from eating pork. Here is a quote from the Old Testament to that effect: "And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass." Deuteronomy 14:8 Many Christians believe that this verse was directed only at the Jews. But Jesus himself says during the Sermon on the Mount; "Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill." Some Christians say that, after a vision by St. Peter, God cleansed all animals and made them fit and lawful for human consumption. If ALL animals are cleansed by Peter's vision, this includes dogs, cats, vultures, and rats: but you just don't see people getting excited about a cat-meat sandwich like they do over barbecued pork or bacon. Others say that it was Paul who rescinded the law forbidding pork to humans, in order to appease the Romans, who enjoyed the taste of pig-meat. Many excuses have been given, but none are very sound. Many Far Eastern traditions also discourage the eating of pork. The 3,000 year old Confucian Book of Rites says, "A gentleman does not eat the flesh of pigs and dogs." Although many Chinese are avid eaters of pork today, physicians of ancient China recognized pork-eating as the root of many human ailments. Buddhists, Jains and Hindus usually avoid eating any kind of meat.

 

Bad effects of pork consumption Pig's bodies contain many toxins, worms and latent diseases. Although some of these infestations are harbored in other animals, modern veterinarians say that pigs are far more predisposed to these illnesses than other animals. This could be because pigs like to scavenge and will eat any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, rotting carcasses, excreta (including their own), garbage, and other pigs. Influenza (flu) is one of the most famous illnesses which pigs share with humans. This illness is harbored in the lungs of pigs during the summer months and tends to affect pigs and humans in the cooler months. Sausage contains bits of pigs' lungs, so those who eat pork sausage tend to suffer more during epidemics of influenza. Pig meat contains excessive quantities of histamine and imidazole compounds, which can lead to itching and inflammation; growth hormone, which promotes inflammation and growth; sulfur-containing mesenchymal mucus, which leads to swelling and deposits of mucus in tendons and cartilage, resulting in arthritis, rheumatism, etc. sulfur helps cause firm human tendons and ligaments to be replaced by the pig's soft mesenchymal tissues, and degeneration of human cartilage. Eating pork can also lead to gallstones and obesity, probably due to its high cholesterol and saturated fat content. The pig is the main carrier of the taenia solium worm, which is found it its flesh. These tapeworms are found in human intestines with greater frequency in nations where pigs are eaten. This type of tapeworm can pass through the intestines and affect many other organs, and is incurable once it reaches beyond a certain stage. One in six people in the US and Canada has trichinosis from eating trichina worms which are found in pork. Many people have no symptoms to warn them of this, and when they do, they resemble symptoms of many other illnesses. These worms are not noticed during meat inspections, nor are they killed by salting or smoking. Few people cook the meat long enough to kill the trichinae. The rat (another scavenger) also harbors this disease. There are dozens of other worms, germs, diseases and bacteria which are commonly found in pigs, many of which are specific to the pig, or found in greater frequency in pigs. Pigs are biologically similar to humans, and their meat is said to taste similar to human flesh. Pigs have been used for dissection in biology labs due to the similarity between their organs and human organs. People with insulin-dependent diabetes usually inject themselves with pig insulin. If you pour Coke (yes, the soda) on a slab of pork, and wait a little while, you will see worms crawl out of it.

 

The above article was originally in http://www.unn.ac.uk/societies/islamic/misc/pork.htm

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A Letter sent to Martin Kidston, Reporter Helenair.com

I am an American Muslim and just read your article "Mission impossible? Ex-soldier preaches Bible to Muslims" in Helenair.com.  I like to challenge Mr. Mark Rose on the mandate he talked about in the article.  This mandate given to every Christian (according to him) is in Mark chapter 16 verse no. 15.  The followings are verses 15-18 from the same chapter:

15. He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18. they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

Based on the above criteria, can anyone find a single Christian in the whole world?  Or was there any in the past?  I believe Mr. Rose is a good Christian and he should be able to demonstrate some of the paranormal characteristics mentioned in those verses.  Can he speak in any foreign languages without learning it?  Can he drink poison?  Can he heal people with any diseases just by a mere touch?

Please forward this challenge to him.  If he preaches the truth, then he should be able to accept this challenge.  I am looking forward to his reply.  Thank you very much.  May one true GOD (GOD of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon all of them)) bless us all.

Final Note

 

Volumes after volumes on errors in the Bible can be written.  We invite everybody to accept the truth in one true God.  Remember Krishna is Hindu god, Buddha is Buddhist god, and Christ is Christian god.  Why believe in so any human gods.  Believe in one powerful omnipotent and omniscient God who does not cry out loud from the cross My God, my God why have you forsaken me!

Mark Ch. No. 15 34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"--Which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?")  How can God leave God!

 

Also Jesus (peace be upon him) never preached Christianity.  He lived as a Jew and died as a Jew.  He was never born on 25th of December and he never ate pork.  May Allah guide all the Christians, Jews, Hindus, and all the other non-Muslims to the only true path.  Ameen.

 

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