Very informative! And very important!
It is really TRUE! Not just ‘tiquia (sp) — Muslims LYING, approved (& mandated to, daily!!) by ALLAH!! Allah, the devil, ‘the father of LIES!’
Yes, I’ve done some rigorous studying, and there is a sincere attempt by Muslims, people made in the ‘Likeness of God’, like the rest of us, who want to Reform Islam!
Of course, that is very different from the various Christian Reformations, where God worked through Biblical revelation to various Christians, many persecuted for speaking up, to get Christians ‘back on the correct interpretation and application of the Word of God, the Holy Bible’!
These ‘calling people back to the correct interpretation of the scriptures’, are shown throughout the Bible, Old Testament and New, including God using Jesus and His correct Bible teachings from the Word of God, showing the true meaning and Heart of God in the scriptures, including Laws about the Sabbath, which many of the Jewish leaders of Jesus day had gotten far, far away from, very much distorting the true Word of God, and even often accusing Jesus of breaking the Sabbath, and Him being ‘off the Word of God”, even believing Jesus was so far off that He (the Messiah) was DECEIVING the people with His teachings! But, of course, it was they, at least during that time, who were very, very deceived! (John 8:44)
As you probably know, they sure missed it and even crucified Jesus; judged Him to be a criminal, an impostor — and charged Him with being ‘a blasphemer’!! They didn’t know they were listening to ALLAH (the devil), instead of God!
The Jewish leaders in Jesus’ day were, in error (like the Muslims), listening to the cruel evil devil, Satan (Allah!), INSTEAD of being tuned into Jehovah, the True Loving Triune God of the Bible, who changes not! They were DECEIVED into killing Jesus, who truly was/is God❤ who had come in the flesh, to live as a man (Jesus) on the Earth for 33 years. (Yes, God is awesome!!)
And as the Bible says “Jesus, moved by compassion, Healed them all!” Jesus, as an accurate representation of God the Father while He lived as a man for 33 years on the Earth, was “moved by compassion”, as the Bible says in various instances, not just for healing; where God the Father (within Jesus), having compassion on people because of the PAIN caused by sickness “Healed the sick!” But also, Jesus was “moved by compassion” into action, as His normal lifestyle wherever there were hurting people, ever moved by God “within Him, who is LOVE”, was daily ‘moved by compassion’ into action! The true God, the triune God of the Bible, is VERY DIFFERENT than the supposed God of the Muslims. Like the Jewish leaders who were deceived in Jesus’ time, the Muslim people have been deceived by the devil about who the true God is, and what He is really like!
But unlike the Jews in Jesus’ day who did believe the True scriptures in the True Bible, but just had gotten FAR OFF their true meaning, actually very FAR OFF, as Jesus said (Mark 7:13) to the Jewish leaders “You nullify the Word of God by your traditions of men”. In contrast to the deceived Jewish leaders in Jesus’ day, the devil, appearing as (supposedly) an angel (but a false vision; trickery!), GREATLY DECEIVED a man named Muhammed about 650 AD, convincing Muhammad the true Bible not true, and then dictated to him the supposed true bible, the Koran! (nutshell version of what happened to poor, deceived Muhammad)
Getting back to the ‘Reformation of Islam’ promoted by some Muslims — it’s attempt is for real!!
But it is very different from Christian reformations, which were NEEDED because Christians (like the Jewish Bible-believing leaders in Jesus’ day) were correct in knowing Christianity is the True religion, but their beliefs and teachings had gotten FAR OFF from what the Bible actually teaches! Therefore a Reformation of ‘getting Christianity BACK’ to what the Bible actually does say was NEEDED, at various times! Including back to KNOWING the Bible says “GOD IS LOVE” and “He changes not!” As Jesus portrayed!
In my words, the purpose of the ‘Reformation of Islam’ is a way for MANY Muslims who don’t agree with the cruelty of RADICAL ISLAM that they have in recent years learned the Koran REALLY DOES teach, even repeatedly calls for, to be able to STAY in a religion (though false, but they don’t yet know) that they STILL BELIEVE is the TRUE RELIGION!
Many Muslims in America had and still believe in Islam, as in other countries, now called ‘Muslim Countries’, but DID NOT KNOW what their Bible, the Koran, actually says! And not too long ago (American, and other) Muslims had other books, teaching ‘kind and peaceful’ teachings ABOUT Islam, INSTEAD! They were ‘OFF the word’ — the words of the Koran’!
I know personally some Muslims in my own town of San Angelo, TX. They ‘don’t want to’, for instance, honor kill their teen daughter :( if she at times appears worldly, as she goes to public school with all her friends.
That is just one example, using a personal experience of mine, that I believe Jesus (God) provided for me, to help me understand this very difficult situation.
I was talking with a local convenience store owner named John, whom I initially thought was Hispanic, and while in conversation with him as I was killing time while waiting for my bus, eventually discovered that he was Muslim.
I think he could tell, with my being so loving and friendly, that it didn’t matter to me WHO or of WHAT religion, etc he was! ❤
That is Jesus!! ❤ And us, His disciples!
I believe St Paul is an excellent New Testament example/picture of God’s will for us, to be reaching out in love, as Jesus’ ❤ disciples and representatives!
I talked with John, and without meaning to, really put him on the spot when I asked him if he would ‘honor kill’ his daughter, if it seemed she wasn’t totally adhering to Islam. I was surprised by his answer, but I really shouldn’t have been.
He hung his head, and then said he would have to ‘send her away’, outside America (implying where ‘honor killing’ could legally be carried out!) :( We talked some more. I had great compassion for him. I knew his situation, a loving father, was very pitiful!! :(
A few days later when I went to wait in John’s store again for my bus, John told me I couldn’t, that I needed to leave. It was obvious he was afraid! I hate Allah (the devil!!) whom I know brought FEAR & CONDEMNATION to John for talking with me, a Christian, during the few days since we last talked. The devil (posing as God, Allah, is a cruel master of DECEIT!!) Ephesians 6:10–18 tells Christians (& it’s for all people) “Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of darkness!” And to “be STRONG in the Lord, in the Strength of HIS Might” (against the enemy!). “So that you can STAND (successfully) against the wiles (ie, trickery) of the devil!” I have fallen for the lies of Satan many times even as a Christian, because of my lack of knowledge of the Word of God (Bible) especially in the area of ‘HOW the devil speaks’, even “blinding people’s minds” against the truth about the true God; so I can easily understand people falling for the lies of Satan “the father of lies” into believing the Koran (& Islam, a false religion) is true!
Doing research in this area, I’ve come to learn that years ago, probably, by far, MOST Muslims in America, for instance, would have been genuinely shocked if they were told that ‘Honor Killing’ was a prominent requirement of their religion! They didn’t know the Koran, their Bible, and Muhammad’s life, taught such things. Even commanded it!
As Muslims learn more about the religion they had believed for many years, for generations, and are now finding out what is definitely the TRUE ISLAM, from the Koran, VERY DIFFERENT than what they had previously thought, these Muslims are now STUCK!
They need to OBEY their Bible, the Koran, and Allah! What do they do??
As I have studied it, and learned more and more over these last couple years, I am glad to see there truly is a Muslim movement out to ‘Reform Islam’! I thought maybe it was a trick — because they do that very much! Taquia — LIE ‘to spread the religion!’
But it’s not a trick!!
In basic Christian language, what we DO NOT want to do, because the Judeo/Christian Bible is TRUE; for Muslims to ‘reform the ‘true biblical Koran’ religion of Islam’ is GOOD!!
It’s GOOD for them to ‘get off the supposed Word of God (of Allah!)’ the KORAN!! And be able to live as human beings who don’t have it in their hearts to kidnap, rape, and murder the Infidels’ — ALL, who aren’t true Islamists!!
No’ne Darwish, a former Muslim now Christian, has some good eye-opening writings on this — The ‘Reformation of Islam!’ It’s NOT a trick!
CAIR of America = LIARS! (Pray for them!) Different than those seeking to REFORM ISLAM!
BTW, I’m a fan of Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch! He is a loving man who exposes the truth about Islam!! And also explains that there is NO moderate Islam! (a CAIR lie!) Not in line with the Koran!
But I believe he would agree MOST Muslims do not want to be radical Islamists! They are STUCK!!! :( And that there is such a thing as a genuine move to bring into existence a ‘Reformed Islam’.
By countries having a secular government that mandates ‘Freedom of Religion’ for ALL!
This is included in the UN Declaration of Human Rights. YES!!
As many people still alive today, in (or formerly in) now called ‘Muslim countries’, used to live under! INSTEAD of Shariah Law!!
I believe it would be a step toward the TRUE Faith — because in countries governed by a secular government that mandates and truly protects the ‘Freedom of Religion’, the Christian religion can also flourish there, and the Gospel be freely shared! ❤
Praise the Lord!!
IMPOSSIBLE?? Yes, EXCEPT:
“Nothing is too difficult for the Lord!! (Luke 1:37) who loves ❤ us ALL!
With Jesus’ ❤ Compassion 4 America! (& the world!!)
Love, Soteria (& Jesus!!)
Jesus Loves YOU!!