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How Do I Choose?


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#1 female

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:59 AM

There are so many religions out there claiming truth. And I'm so conflicted between two with equally good arguments. Christianity and Islam. How can I choose and why do I have to? All I want is to know and love and worship my Creator for eternity and here I am confused as to who He is even. Help me.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:16 AM

I think you should start with simple criteria and then use that to eliminate any religion that doesn't pass the criteria.
The criteria should be based on the questions which you should ask your self.
For example lets start with simple questions:

Do I have only One Creator or Multiple Creator?
Does my Creator share His Kingdom with anyone?
Can I compare my Creator to anything or Is my Creator Unique?


These three simple questions will eliminate most of the religions.
Your soul will lean toward the answers that brings peace into the heart.

#3 RAHIMI

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:20 AM

How do you chose?
You should chose based on evidence, and that evidence is, the Quran for Islam and the Bible for Christianity.
Hope this helps..

#4 mrhyder

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:25 AM

Best way to choose is to ask questions and do the research and pray to your creator to guide you in the right direction.

why do I have to?


You have to choose because there's a right way and wrong way. God didn't put us on the planet without sending guidance; there is a reason he sent the prophets and the holy books; this way we do not get lost in life. He is the creator and we have to come to him on his terms not ours. He will guide you to a road map that will lead you back to him.

I am confused as to who He is even

In the Quran ch-112 it says
"Say: He is Allah, the One!
God the Eternal, the Uncaused Cause of All Being
He begets not, and neither is He begotten;
and there is nothing that could be compared with Him"

Edited by mrhyder, 01 December 2011 - 04:26 AM.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:30 AM

Has the Creator revealed himself/herself to you? Perhaps you could seek a religion that matches this?

#6 chelsea89

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:49 AM

Do your research and just ask Godtoguideyou don't put a nammetoHim just pray to the one true God,

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:48 AM

God is not the author of confusion. You can pray to your Creator. I believe your not sure between Christianity and Isalm. You can pray as ask god your Creator to show you what is the right path for you. Don't let a Christian or Muslim tell you. Get it straight from god for yourself. He will show you the truth, the way and the life to live! Trust him. Ask and you'll receive; seek and you'll find; knock and the door will be opened; then, walk in!

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:03 AM

Don't let these doubts enter your mind: Allaah is good, and loves mankind. He sees your desire, so don't worry. You belong to him! Keep in the religion you are now (Islaam) and do not worry.

Allah is not called the God of the whole earth for nothing ...

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

I think you should start with simple criteria and then use that to eliminate any religion that doesn't pass the criteria.
The criteria should be based on the questions which you should ask your self.
For example lets start with simple questions:

Do I have only One Creator or Multiple Creator?
Does my Creator share His Kingdom with anyone?
Can I compare my Creator to anything or Is my Creator Unique?


These three simple questions will eliminate most of the religions.
Your soul will lean toward the answers that brings peace into the heart.

This is very good advise, but I would add some questions about what you already believe besides belief about religion. What kind of things do you love to do or care about? Would the faith you pick require you to change? How do you feel about science, as many religions, especially Christian, seem to be at war with science! Do you have a career or want one? If so, are there any barriers imposed by the the religion you join? How will the religion you choose be accepted or rejected by family and friends? Remember how apostatry is regarded in Islam!