By Absolute truth
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
This is a short introduction to the "original sin" concept in christian theology.
What is original sin?
Although Christianity emphasizes the inherited original/Adam's sin, this principle cannot be traced back to any prophet. No prophet preached it. All prophets emphasized the individual's responsibility for his own words and deeds, as God’s message is the same in its basics with all the prophets.
The doctrine of Original Sin basically boils down to this:
Everyone has "inherited" this sinful nature from Adam. This sinful nature is going to make humans sin, or is a causative something back of the will. God is going to condemn everyone to Hell for having this sinful nature. Atonement and reconciliation
The word atonement is used in Christian theology to describe what is achieved by the alleged death of Jesus. The word was first used in 1526 to translate the Latin word reconciliatio.
In the Revised Standard Version the word reconciliation replaces the word atonement. Atonement (at-one-ment) is the reconciliation of men and women to God through the death of Jesus.
But why was reconciliation needed?
Christian theology suggests that Everybody carries this original sin of Adam with them which separates them from God, just as Adam and Eve were separated from God when they were cast out of the Garden of Eden.
The Atonement is that Jesus paid the penalty for the original and other sins of men by his death on the cross of Calvary, and that salvation cannot be obtained without belief in the saving power of his blood.
"There is no single doctrine of the atonement in the New Testament. In fact, perhaps more surprisingly, there is no official Church definition either."
Jesus taught that salvation lies in good deeds and faith, but the church states that salvation and success was achieved through crucifixion. The teachings of he who they believe to be the son of God, are not in line with what present day churches preach, the illogicality and inconsistency of their faith is obvious.
Original sin is an Augustine Christian doctrine that says that everyone is born sinful. The root of Christianity is the original sin upon which the crucifixion is justified and used for the benefit of Christians. Like trinity, Jesus never said I would be crucified for Adam's sin nor did he said that children are born sinful. None of these are found in the entire Bible.
The concept of Original Sin was explained in depth by St Augustine and formalised as part of Roman Catholic doctrine by the Councils of Trent in the 16th Century.
Getting rid of original sin
The way a person can 'cleanse' their soul from sin is
to accept that Christ's death on the cross atoned for this sin to be baptised. Many Christians who profess to believe in the doctrine of original sin do not know what it teaches. Even more Christians are ignorant of its history and origin.
By Absolute truth
In the name of God, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
Was Jesus God, a son of god , a man, a servant,or a prophet ?
This post will answer those important questions from the bible itself.
1) Was Jesus a servant ?
Yes, the Bible says that :
1 ) "Behold my servant, whom I have chosen." (Matthew 12:18)
2) "The God of Abraham, and of Isaac,.... hath glorified his servant Jesus." (Acts 3:13(RSV)
3) "For of a truth against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou hast anointed...." ( Acts 4:27(RSV)
The exact same word "pias" is attributed to Jacob (israel) in Luke 1:54 and translated as "servant "(( Can any father call his son "servant " . Can a servant equal his master ? .Who is supreme in rank ? Who orders who and who obeys who ? ))
2) Was Jesus a man or a son of man?
Yes, the Bible says that :
1)ye men of israel , hear these word; Jesus of Nazareth, was a MAN approved of God among you by miracles, wonders, and signs.(Acts 2:22)
2) the son of MAN came eating and drinking. (Matthew 11:19)
3) this MAN is really the prophet. (John 7:40)
3) Now ye seek to kill me, a MAN that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God .(John 8:40 KJV)
4) “…so will the son of man be…” Matthew 12:40
5) “For the son of man is going to come…” Matthew 16:27
6) “…until they see the son of man coming in His kingdom.” Matthew 28
7) “But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority…” Mark 2:10
“…because He is the son of man.” John 5:27
9) “Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know.” (Acts 2:22)
10) “He will judge the world in righteousness through a man whom He has appointed” Acts 17:31
(( Jesus testified himself that he is " a man" why didn`t he clearly and openly say: "Now you seek to kill me, God incarnate, who has told you the truth." Is it possible that he was hiding the truth? He denied any divinity to himself .Can a man be god ? The bible says strongly : “God is not a man...nor a son of man…” Numbers 23:19 . ))
3) Was Jesus a prophet or a messenger ?
Yes, the Bible says that :
These are just some of the many Biblical verses which point out that Jesus was a prophet and a messenger of the one true God :
1) this is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth. (Matthew 21:11)
2) Jesus said, "A prophet is never accepted in his home town." (Luke 4:24)
3) I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than
the one who sent him. (John 13:16)
4) Surely this is the prophet who is to come into the word. (John 24:19)
5) "'What things?' he asked. 'About Jesus of Nazareth,' they replied. 'He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.'" (Luke 24:19)
4) Was Jesus a god or a son of god ?
Jesus never said he is a god or a son of god Let us see what Jesus himself said :
1) "For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak." (John 12:49)
2) I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.(John 5:30)
3) Hear, O israel: The Lord our God is one Lord" ((and this was the message of all prophets sent by Allah from Adam to Muhammad (peace be upon them all ) "There is no God but God" and if Jesus (peace be upon him) was a god or a son of god he would declare that strongly ))
4) My father is greater than I (Jesus) (John 14:28)
5) My father, who gave them to me, is greater than all. (John 10:29)
6) What I teach is not my own teaching, but it comes from God,who sent me. (John 5:30) ((In these verses Jesus (peace be upon him) declares his complete submission and surrender to the will of our unique God and didn't impute any power or any strength to himself and that was the matter of all prophets before him ))
7) "And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God." (Mark 10:18) ((Jesus refused to be called "good" although we humanbeings describe ourselves "good" and this was the top of humbleness of Juses. Jesus emphatically corrects any notion that he was God; he does not like to be called even good, as genuine goodness is a quality of God alone. If Jesus were God, his words do not make sense; because, it does not befit God to humble Himself before His creatures.Then we don't believe that he claimed or accepted to be god or a son of god ))
8) No one knows, however, when that day or hour will come neither the angels in heaven, nor the son; only the Father Knows. (mark 13:32) (( If he was god he should have known the time of that day but he said the truth and that does not belittle of his rank as one of the greatest prophets that God sent to the human beings . In fact a sincere seeker of the truth should accept what Jesus says about himself and not make Him God or the equal of God!))
9) *Anyone who says something against the son of man can be forgiven, but whoever says something against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven-now or ever.(Matthew 12:32)
10) I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. (John 20:17) (( Then The father is the father of Jesus and all people ))
11) Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and him only.'" (Matthew 4:10)
12) "Well said, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him." (Mark 12:32)
13) "The Lord our God is Lord alone! Therefore, you shall adore the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength." (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Mark 12:29-30)
5) Was Jesus the only one who was called the son of God in the Bible ?
No,the Bible doesn't say that :
1) Adam is the son of God. (Luke 3:38)
2) israel is my first-born son.(Exodus 4:22)
3) The Lord has said unto me, thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee." (Psalms 2:7,KJM).
,4) David is another begotten Son
*Blessed are the peacemaker, for they will be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)
((Tracing this title : son of God" in the Bible, we can find many "sons of God" and that Jesus is not the only son.It can be concluded that the Bible uses this title" son of God" figuratively to mean Righteous, pious, selected, or God-conscious.))
6) Can God be a man ?
((Can God be a man,eat as man,feel hungry ,go to toilet ,is crucified,tortured and be seen and be heard ,cry on the cross and be spit on his face and doesn't have the power to destroy his enemies and pray to his god.What god is that ?))
1) “God is not a man...nor a son of man…” (Numbers 23:19)
2) “...For I am God, and not man...” (Hosea 11:9)
3) Matthew 26:39: "And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."
4) in John 5:32 Jesus told his followers that they have never seen GOD at anytime nor ever heard his voice?
5) "Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape." (John 5:37)
6) "Eli, Eli, lama sabachtani (My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?)
(( Finally after discussing evidence from the Bible . In fact that God is one, NOT THREE, that
Jesus is not God or part of God, that he is not equal with God, and that He is not the son of God in the literal sense .The son of god is common in the Bible and it is not underage on Jesus only (peace be upon him )) Please be logical and be rational and don't say what Jesus (peace be upon him) didn't say about himself .He was a model in his faith and in his submission to the will of the only unique God (praise be to him ) . Saying Jesus is a god or a son of god is the biggest sin which God never forgive and Jesus himself prophesied that people would worship him uselessly and believe in doctrines made by men (Matthew 15:9). "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Jesus (peace be upon him) in this verse warns his followers from being worshippers to him .He ordered his people not to exaggerate in their love to him .
And All praise is due to God, Lord of the worlds.
Title:Some Sincere Advice To Every Christian
Authorship:Dr. Saleh As-Saleh
Most people agree to the fact that Allaah's (God’s) Word
cannot be contradictory. What He spoke about Himself
must be true. He made Himself known as The Creator,
The One, The Originator, and The Provider. He is the
First, nothing is before Him; The Last, nothing is after
Him; The Most High, nothing is above Him; The Most
Near, nothing is beyond His reach, and He encompasses
everything while He is above heavens, distinct and
separate from His creatures. Great in His Majesty and
Honor, Most Merciful, Severe in Punishment, AllKnower,
Most Compassionate, All-Wise, and All-Just;
Most Perfect in all of His Names and Attributes. He does
not beget, nor is He begotten. There is no equal to Him,
and there is nothing like unto Him, and thus He alone
deserves to be worshipped. In essence, the religion as
to nations before us and to mankind up to the
Day of Resurrection, calls for the worship of none but
God (Allaah). Any Message from the Perfect God is true,
and cannot be contradictory. He entrusted many
Prophets and/or Messengers since creation began on earth.
Starting with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and
ending with Muhammad, peace be upon them all, the
essence of religion was and still is: people must submit
to their Creator and worship Him as He revealed to
their respective Messengers and/or Prophets.
This is the true Message, and Jesus, peace be upon Him, is one of
those great Prophets and Messengers who was sent to the
Children of israel, after Moses, confirming the revelation
sent down to Moses and the Gospel that he received from
Allaah. This same Message was confirmed by Prophet
Muhammad, peace be upon him, believing in the true
Gospel that came to Jesus and propagating the final and
most comprehensive revelation to mankind, the Qur'aan.
The Qur'aan, being Allaah's Word, confirms and attests to
the true nature of Jesus, and this is not known by many
people. This book will introduce the reader to the
Qur'aanic texts related to Jesus, peace be upon him,
hoping that the truth regarding the personality of Jesus
By Absolute truth
Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
While reading the Quran, I remember the first thing I wanted to know was what did it say about Jesus.
I was six years old when my mother accepted her Christian faith.
My father on the other hand didn't dedicate himself to any specific church, but his beliefs were based on the trinity.
For approximately five years, my family would go to church every Sunday. By the time I reached eleven years old, the only two people in my family still attending the church were my mother and I.
I went to church every Wednesday & Sunday, taking bible study classes, and learning scriptures. I went to a church summer camp and went to the altar and accepted Jesus into my heart.
I really didn't have a concept on the whole trinity, but I had a lot of questions that couldn't be answered. I would ask my teachers:
"How could Jesus be the son of God, when he was a man like me?"
But there was absolutely not one person in this church who could answer my question. The only answer given to me was: "I walk by faith and not by sight."
This was aggravating and not the type of answers that I was looking for. I begged my dad to let me stop attending church, and the answer was:
"Church is good for you."
This was funny, because if it was good for me, then why did he stop attending? I left the Church at 13 years of age although I still wanted to worship God, but where would I start?
Trying Divert Ways
When I turned fourteen I started getting into lots of trouble, doing everything from stealing to drugs and drinking. At this point I started thinking why try and be good if I don't even have a religion anymore. From this age until eighteen I got involved in gangs, selling drugs and even robbery.
I moved out of my house and rented an apartment with two friends, this is when my life went downhill. I went to one of my friend's houses that was a non-Muslim and saw on his bookshelf a Quran. This book looked powerful and was very intimidating to me, but I had the urge to pick it up and start reading.
My friend asked what I was doing and I told him I never saw a Quran before, inside of my head I was thinking this is the religion of the Arabs. I asked him if I could borrow it to read, and he replied no but if you want to buy it that's cool.
I bought my first Quran for $2.00 and rushed home to read. I remember going to my room and locking the door. While reading the Quran, I remember the first thing I wanted to know was what did it say about Jesus. The verses that I read were so beautiful and I agreed with what they said in totality.
Starting to Search
I had been reading the Quran off and on now for two years and it was time for me to see the Masjid. I called one of my good friends and asked was I allowed to go to the Masjid. He rushed to my house that day and took me with him, what a beautiful place it was.
I walked in and asked him where do we sit, and he said follow me. We sat on the floor and waited for the prayer time to come. I was so curious, I couldn't stop looking around. I asked him:
"Where are all the women?"
He smiled and said behind us. I was thinking:
"How weird, why don't the women and men sit together?"
At this point they were calling the adhan (call to prayer). I didn't understand what the words meant, but it sounded so beautiful and sent chills through my body. The adhan that I had no idea what it meant is what put in my heart a softness that I never felt before.
I saw everyone praying as I sat on the side. This made me think that I could not be a Muslim. I don't speak Arabic and couldn't understand a word they were saying. My friend explained to me that I could learn Arabic and pray just as they did. After this experience, I left and was kind of confused. I was discouraged that I would have to learn Arabic in order to read the Quran in its authentic text.
I started going back to my old ways and began doing drugs and drinking. But there was something different now, every time I would do something bad I would think of God. I tried to get it out of my head but it wouldn't work.
Not too happy with everything I heard about Islam, I read on every one of the major religions, all of them seemed weird or contradicting. I read about Islam again and now it was different, I felt in my heart this is real.
I found out that they only believed in one God, and they were very strong about this. Once again, I went to Dar Al-Hijra to a Sunday class they had. I remember not knowing where to go so I stood in the lobby and kept reading the same scripture engraved on the wall.
The Imam came and asked if he could help me, I asked where the class was and he directed me there. I sat in the class and saw lots of non-Muslims asking questions. I just listened and left with my friend.
My friend had actually been someone from my past whom I would hang out with frequently. He had accepted Islam two years ago. I went home and wanted to cry because I wanted this so bad, but I knew I had to stop drinking and doing drugs before I accepted the faith.
Back to Church
About two years went by and I was reading here and there, but nothing serious. One day my mother begged me to just go back to the church for one service. I agreed just to make my mother happy, but when I walked in the church it was as if everyone knew that I didn't believe in the trinity anymore.
I had a priest who was in the church congregation whom I had known for some time ask me over and over to accept Jesus into my heart. I refused, and then he asked me why? I wasn't knowledgeable enough to back Islam up so I said I'm just not ready. The Priest said:
"Son, you have to catch the fish, then you clean it, then you cook it, and after all that you eat it."
What he said was so true, but not for this church. This is what inspired me to want to accept Islam. I knew that in my heart I was a Muslim, but where do I go, and who will give this to me? I didn't know what to do.
So after a while, I once again went back to drugs. One night, I went out and I was so drugged up and drunk, when I came home and looked in the mirror, what I saw scared me. I couldn't even recognize my own face. It was as if I was looking at one of those people on the streets who are strung out.
I fell to the ground and cried, wondering what had happened to me. I felt sick and disgusted, how could I even walk into that Masjid again? I thought I wasn't good enough to be a Muslim. I prayed all night, begging God to help me to be a better person and to help me with this situation.
My Final Decision
The next day, I was sitting in my living room, when I heard a knock on my door at 11:00 pm. I looked through my peephole and saw my friend who was already Muslim. This person was someone very beloved to me, and I fully trusted him.
He came into my house and began to speak to me about Islam, at this moment I was crying inside and wanted to just say yes. We talked about four hours and after that my best friend and I accepted Islam.
This was the best decision I would ever make...
By Absolute truth
It's the most logical doctrine you won't find in any other religion::
My name is Rasheed. I'm from Florida, in the United States. I’m twenty four years old.
I came to Islam in December of 2004, so I was seventeen at the time.
Currently I work as an optical lab technician.
I want to tell my story of how I came to Islam, and maybe give some advice to people who are trying to find their path In-Shaa-Allah.
Generally I was like a church kid, I was raised in the Southern Baptist church. I went to church very frequently; Bible studies and services, so I knew my Bible. I was not very knowledgeable, but knowledgeable enough for a kid of thirteen to seventeen years when I'd really gone into it.
Before converting, I was a very strong believer in the Trinitarian Christian faith, as I was a Southern Baptist, and I was very firm in this faith. I didn’t know much about Islam to have an opinion. I think that was a kind of self-imposed ignorance because of how the media portrays Islam. So I didn’t want to go there, as I was afraid of what I might learn. So I thought whatever the news told me basically.
I didn’t know much about Islam, but I had actually done my fair share of homework on Buddhism, Hinduism, and that was based on pure curiosity and interest in Eastern cultures. Having been brought up in the Christian faith, going to Bible studies you get a kind of cursory basic information about Judaism because the Old Testament is incorporated into the Bible. So, I knew a little bit about Judaism, basic tenents of Hinduism and Buddhism, Taoism not much, Shinto a little. So the major religions I did look a little into the basics at first.
I never went on like a journey to find the truth because being raised in the church as firmly as I had been I always assumed that I was upon it already. So what actually happened was that there was another revert brother that I went to school with, we were pretty good friends at the time. But having been raised in this Christian environment, and finding out that he had left the faith that I loved so much, I was personally offended that he chose to leave it. So I took it upon myself as kind of like a crusade to bring him back to the church, witnessed to him and all this kind of thing, but without knowing anything about his religion.
I tried my best, and through that what I had to do is finally research about Islam on my own, and through asking him also, as we would have various kinds of debates on doctrinal issues. So we discussed, and he would teach me this aspect of Islam and this aspect, and what do I say to that now because I did not know that before, as it made sense to me, and I had nothing to say. So as this went on, actually my mission to bring him out of Islam led me to Islam, Alhamdulillah.
Yes, I didn’t go on a search for truth as some people do. But I guess Allah guided me in the way that He did, Alhamdulillah.
Life After Islam
I can be totally honest and say my life hasn’t really changed that much because of how I was raised, like going to church a lot. My lifestyle per se didn’t change very much. I just picked up the few extra prayers per day and stopped eating pork. I didn’t indulge in alcohol at that time anyway, so I didn’t have to really leave it.
Belief in God as in the Trinitarian doctrine I always just accepted because that’s what we believed, but I didn’t understand it. So if you don't understand something how can you really say that you believe it?
I can say with confidence that I never really did believe in a triune God. I believed there’s God, but what changed was my belief in Jesus, peace be upon him; in his relationship to God, his relationship to us. That’s really what did change.
From the bottom of my heart I have to say just do it, because to me speaking from reason it is the only way of life that people should be following. It’s the complete way of life that you won’t find in any other religion. And it's the most logical doctrine you can say you won't find in any other religion. It makes perfect sense, and the way of life that is encouraged and commanded by God is the perfect way of life.
My advice would be to just make sure that that’s what you want for yourself, and just do it. Don't worry and put your trust in God. Also, if you have any Muslim friends that you are already in contact with that may be teaching you about Islam, then ask them; and don’t be shy to ask them to bring you to the Masjid they go to, to talk to their Imam or with some of the other knowledgeable persons in their congregation.
So, if you have decided to take on this path, then congratulations. You will have my prayers for continued guidance and success in this life and in the next life; the real life.
My advice would be: just be wary from where you get information from. Don’t be hasty to join up with a sect with slogans and all these things. Learn your information, go slow; it is the beginning of the path. You’ve just started. You just cannot attain ultimate truth within a year or something. Take your time. Always make sure to purify your intentions, and whatever you’re doing is for the sake of Allah, and in His worship.
So, brothers and sisters in Islam, and hopefully new brothers and sisters in Islam, I hope my words could benefit you in some way In-Shaa-Allah, and inspire you to embrace Islam and to progress on the path your are on.
Keep me in your prayers.