In the article Charity – a defining difference, the author writes that Newsweek magazine’s recent cover story pin pointed the persecution going on around the world of those who practice the Christian faith. The cover for the February 13 issue reads: “The War on Christians.” The article by Ayaan Hirsi Ali is headlined “The rise of Christophobia: From one end of the Muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith.”
The article goes into great detail about the persecution of Christians from around the world. Most Christians believe that Islam in not a religion of peace, in spite of what the media would have Americans believe. It is a violent religion of war, which physically persecutes non-Muslims. These horrible acts are being committed against Christians, who are considered “infidels (unbelievers),” by faithful Muslims, who seek to defeat them in any way necessary. Ali, who is atheist, writes that Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their faith, which ought to provoke global alarm.
Obama said recently at the National Prayer Breakfast, “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.” and then he added that Jews and Muslims essentially teach the same as well. The jews, yes, but does Islam? No. Christians are continually being murdered in Muslim lands, as described in Newsweek’s cover story.
One of the biggest differences between Christianity and Islam is that Christianity teaches, practices, and encourages charity and Islam does not. It is the Christians from America who are doing the most of the charity and humanitarian work around the world. Why? Because in the Bible, Jesus teaches us to do so. The Koran doesn’t teach Muslims this kind of charity. Muslims are taught to kill the unbelievers, while Christians are taught to love our neighbors both at home and abroad, and to go make disciples. We are to convert others by our love shown in practical ways.
Do Muslims and Christians serve the same God? I think not. God’s Word teaches that those who don’t accept the Son, don’t have the Father either. Jesus himself taught that if we reject Him before men, He will reject us before God. Will Muslims be saved? Yes, some of them will. Those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be saved. Those who continue to follow their religion faithfully will find themselves on the wrong side of God.
- “Islam is the biggest hoax, the biggest lie,” he says. “Yes, a billion people believe it.” (muslims4jesus.wordpress.com)