Islam Allows Cannibalism (Eating Human Flesh)

More you read and research about Islam the more you get disgusted by this religion  or  I must say Satanist Cult. You know there is a rule in Islam which says that what is not forbidden is Allowed/Pardoned  and many Imaams of Islam who have been researching in the sources of Islam have relied on this rule for decreeing various matters of Islam.

What has not been forbidden is pardoned 

It was narrated that Salman Al-Farisi said:
“The Messenger of Allah was asked about ghee, cheese and wild donkeys. He said: ‘What is lawful is that which Allah has permitted, in His Book and what is unlawful is that which Allah has forbidden in His Book. What He remained silent about is what is pardoned.’”  (Sunan Ibn Maja   Vol. 4 , Book 29 , Hadith 3367 , Arabic Reference: Book 29 Hadith 3492)

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:
The people of pre-Islamic times used to eat some things and leave others alone, considering them unclean. Then Allah sent His Prophet and sent down His Book, marking some things lawful and others unlawful; so what He made lawful is lawful, what he made unlawful is unlawful, and what he said nothing about is allowable. And he recited: "Say: I find not in the message received by me by inspiration any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it...."(Quran 6:145) up to the end of the verse( Sunan Abi Dawood 3800 Book Reference: Book 28, Hadith 65, English Translation : Book 27 , Hadith 3791)
this hadith is referring to a verse of Quran chapter 6 verse 145  which is :


Say, "I do not find within that which was revealed to me [anything] forbidden to one who would eat it unless it be a dead animal or blood spilled out or the flesh of swine - for indeed, it is impure - or it be [that slaughtered in] disobedience, dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], then indeed, your Lord is Forgiving and Merciful."

Human Flesh has not been forbidden

Say: ‘I do not find, in what is revealed to me, anything forbidden to him who eats thereof except it be (read yakūn or takūn) carrion (maytatan; or if read maytatun, then with the form yakūn, ‘it be’, preceding it) or blood poured forth, flowing, as opposed to [the case of] a liver or a spleen; or the flesh of swine — that indeed is an abomination, forbidden, or, except it be, a wicked thing that has been hallowed to other than God, that is to say, it has been slaughtered in the name of someone else. But whoever is constrained, to do any of what has been mentioned, and he consumes it, neither coveting nor transgressing, then surely your Lord is Forgiving, to him for what he has consumed, Merciful’, towards him. To these [prohibited things] the Sunna adds all beasts of prey with canine teeth and birds [of prey] with talons.( Tafseer Jalalyn )

Video Reference Of Quran and Explanation by Imams

Transcript of the video

An important and a serious question, “Does Allah of Islam, allow Muslims in the Quran, to eat human flesh?”
The answer is very clearly, Yes.
Read the following two verses in the Quran,
(1) Quran (2: 173):
“He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful” (Surah The Cow 2:173).
(2) Quran (16: 115):
“He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” (Surah The Bee 16:115).
The reference of the commentaries on these verses is: The book of “Al-Kortoby”, the collector of the Quranic rules.
This book is introduced in volume 1, of the 3rd edition by Imam Shams El-Din Abi Abdallah Mohamed Bin Ahmad Ben Abi Bakr Farag Al-Ansari Al-Kortoby who died in the Islamic year 671. It is published by Dar El-Ghad El-Araby, 3 Danesh Street, Abassia, Cairo, Egypt, Telephone (2-824-329).
He said in page 3,
“In the name of Allah the merciful and compassionate, this book is published under the supervision of the scholars of Al-Azhar (the largest Islamic University in the world). All publishing rights are reserved to Dar El-Ghad El-Araby, Cairo”.
He continues,
“This edition is corrected, edited and certified by the “Council of Islamic Research of Al-Azhar”, who published it in 9 November, 1988, 29 Rabie I of the Islamic year 1409.
In page 716 in volume 1, Al-Kortoby gives these comments,
“If one is in dire need and found a dead body of an animal, a swine, or of human, he might eat the dead animal because it as “Halal” (lawful or permissible), but not the body of a swine or a human”. There is a light prevention and a strong prevention, and these are the rules, such as one hates to have sexual relation with his sister, but can have a sexual relation with a foreigner because it is lawful for him. This is the condition for theses rules. Eating the flesh of a human is not allowed.
Yet the scholars Ahmad and Dawoud protested by saying that prophet Mohammad said, “Breaking the bones of a dead body is like breaking the bones of a live body. Al-Shafie said, “One may eat the flesh of a human body. It is not allowed to kill a Muslim nor a free non-Muslim under Muslim rule (because he is useful for the society), nor a prisoner because he belongs to other Muslims. But you may kill an enemy fighter or an adulterer and eat his body”.
Dawoud slandered Al-Mozny by addressing Al-Mozny saying, “You allowed eating the flesh of the prophets”. Ibn Sharie responded also to Al-Mozny by saying, “You allowed killing the prophets and did not allow eating the flesh of the infidels”.
Ibn Al-Araby said, “The proper thing for me is not to eat human flesh unless the person makes sure that this act saves him from starving to death and Allah knows best”.

Dear reader,
I reported to you what is written in the commentaries of Al-Kortoby. I wrote exactly what I found without changing a word. But let me put an extra light on these commentaries. Al-Kortoby mentioned two kinds of preventions, a light one and a strong one and he left the reader to chose between the two. He gave the example of having a sexual relation with a sister or with a foreigner. He prefers the light prevention and not the strong one and left the reader to chose between the two.
But Imam El-Shefie was more clear and he courageously said, “Human flesh may be eaten”. He added, “An enemy fighter or an adulterer may be killed and his flesh be eaten”. More seriously, Dawoud protested against Al-Muzni saying, “If you allowed the eating of the flesh of the prophets (sarcastically I say, “for fear that they would not be slaughtered in the Islamic way”),  you should also allow eating the flesh of the infidels”. The final verdict for him, “Human flesh should not be eaten unless that would safe the life of the eater from starving to death and Allah knows best”.
Here is a great danger to the whole world. Islam, the Quran, and the scholars of Islam allow the Muslim to eat the flesh of the non-Muslim if that saves the Muslim from starving to death. We all know about the economic crisis which haunts the whole world these days. As we said, Imam El-Shafie said it very clearly, “An enemy fighter or an adulterer may be killed and his flesh may be eaten”. And in the eyes of every Muslim, a non-Muslim is an enemy fighter and an adulterer.
I challenge any person who denies what I said, as by the grace of God, I have all the references which I got this information from.

Cannibalism Being Taught to School Children In Al-Azhar University:

Cannibalism is being taught to School children in Al-Azhar University as a part of the course, watch the video for yourself.

Muslim Cannibalism In Syria and Kuru Disease

You’ve heard of Mad Cow Disease, the scientific name of which is bovine spongiform encephalopathy — a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs).

TSE is an incurable fatal disease that affects the brain and nervous system of many animals, including humans. Autopsies of infected brain tissue show a myriad of tiny holes in the cortex, giving it a sponge-like appearance — hence spongiform.

The disorder causes impairment of brain and bodily functions, including memory changes, personality changes, and problems with movement (shaking, trembling) that worsen over time.

Like all TSEs, the bovine variant is transmitted via prions (a type of protein) instead of via bacteria or viruses. The prions come from the tissue of a TSE-infected cow which was ingested by another cow. The corporate meat industry actually mix cow tissue in the food that’s fed to cows. Yuck!

When humans eat TSE-infected beef, they develop a type of TSE called Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease.

But there is another form of human TSE called Kuru that is caused by humans ingesting TSE-infected human tissue. In other words, Kuru is the result of cannibalism.

Kuru was first identified in 1961 among the Fore tribe in Papua New Guinea. Research suggested that the epidemic may have originated around 1900 from a single individual who lived on the edge of Fore territory and who is thought to have spontaneously developed some form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. From that infected individual, Kuru spread easily and rapidly in the Fore people due to their endocannibalistic funeral practices, in which relatives consumed the bodies of their dead, especially the brain tissue where prions are concentrated, to return the “life force” of the deceased to the hamlet. By the mid-1960s, Kuru was in decline among the Fore due to Australian colonial law forbidding cannibalism, as well as the efforts of local Christian missionaries. But cases continued to appear for several more decades because the mean incubation (asymptomatic) phase of the disease is 14 years after initial exposure, although cases were reported with latencies of 40 years or more. The clinical (symptomatic) phase of the disease lasts an average of 12 months, before the infected person dies.

The last sufferer in Papua New Guinea died in 2005. Little did the world know that Kuru would make its reappearance thousands of miles from Papua New Guinea — among Muslim “rebels” in civil war-torn Syria.

In April of this year, Time magazine obtained a video that had been smuggled out of Syria by a “rebel fighter.” Aryn Baker writes for Time magazine, May 12, 2013:

In the video a man who is believed to be a rebel commander named Khalid al-Hamad, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Sakkar, bends over the government soldier, knife in hand. With his right hand he moves what appears to be the dead man’s heart onto a flat piece of wood or metal lying across the body. With his left hand he pulls what appears to be a lung across the open cavity in the man’s chest. According to two of Abu Sakkar’s fellow rebels, who said they were present at the scene, Abu Sakkar had cut the organs out of the man’s body. The man believed to be Abu Sakkar then works his knife through the flesh of the dead man’s torso before he stands to face the camera, holding an organ in each hand. “I swear we will eat from your hearts and livers, you dogs of Bashar,” he says, referring to supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Off camera, a small crowd can be heard calling out “Allahu akbar” — God is great. Then the man raises one of the bloodied organs to his lips and starts to tear off a chunk with his teeth.

Two TIME reporters first saw the video in April in the presence of several of Abu Sakkar’s fighters and supporters, including his brother. They all said the video was authentic. We later obtained a copy. [...] These 27 seconds of footage provide a glimpse at how brutal the Syrian war has become….

Walid Theodore Shoebat, a former member of the radical Muslim Brotherhood but now a truth-telling peace activist, writes in his blog that Kuru has been found in 8 to 20 people in war-torn Syria, and the only way it could have come about, doctors confirmed, is through cannibalism and the consumption of human brain, as first reported by Arabian news source Zaman al-Wasal and substantiated by Orient News Television.

Two of the infected were sent from Syria to a hospital in Ghazi Antab in Turkey for further examination, then transferred to another hospital in Germany. One of the two was confirmed to have eaten human flesh, and he eventually died.

The asymptomatic incubation phase of Kuru is between 5 to 20 years following initial exposure, with the average being 12 years. But the Syrian civil war began in 2011. This suggests that the Kuru of the infected Syrian men would have been transmitted BEFORE the civil war.

Such is the Religion of Peace!

Asad Mahmud

Apakah Yohanes 14:16 meramalkan kedatangan Muhammad?

Pendakwah Islam kata Muhammd telah di nubuat di kitab Yohanes. Mari sama2 tengok kandungan dan kontek Yohanes.

Yohanes 14
14:1 "Janganlah gelisah hatimu; percayalah kepada Allah, percayalah juga kepada-Ku. 14:2 Di rumah Bapa-Ku banyak tempat tinggal. Jika tidak demikian, tentu Aku mengatakannya kepadamu. Sebab Aku pergi ke situ untuk menyediakan tempat bagimu. 14:3 Dan apabila Aku telah pergi ke situ dan telah menyediakan tempat bagimu, Aku akan datang kembali dan membawa kamu ke tempat-Ku, supaya di tempat di mana Aku berada, kamupun berada. 14:4 Dan ke mana Aku pergi, kamu tahu jalan ke situ." 14:5 Kata Tomas kepada-Nya: "Tuhan, kami tidak tahu ke mana Engkau pergi; jadi bagaimana kami tahu jalan ke situ?" 14:6 Kata Yesus kepadanya: "Akulah jalan dan kebenaran dan hidup. Tidak ada seorangpun yang datang kepada Bapa, kalau tidak melalui Aku. 14:7 Sekiranya kamu mengenal Aku, pasti kamu juga mengenal Bapa-Ku. Sekarang ini kamu mengenal Dia dan kamu telah melihat Dia." 14:8 Kata Filipus kepada-Nya: "Tuhan, tunjukkanlah Bapa itu kepada kami, itu sudah cukup bagi kami." 14:9 Kata Yesus kepadanya: "Telah sekian lama Aku bersama-sama kamu, Filipus, namun engkau tidak mengenal Aku? Barangsiapa telah melihat Aku, ia telah melihat Bapa; bagaimana engkau berkata: Tunjukkanlah Bapa itu kepada kami. 14:10 Tidak percayakah engkau, bahwa Aku di dalam Bapa dan Bapa di dalam Aku? Apa yang Aku katakan kepadamu, tidak Aku katakan dari diri-Ku sendiri, tetapi Bapa, yang diam di dalam Aku, Dialah yang melakukan pekerjaan-Nya. 14:11 Percayalah kepada-Ku, bahwa Aku di dalam Bapa dan Bapa di dalam Aku; atau setidak-tidaknya, percayalah karena pekerjaan-pekerjaan itu sendiri. 14:12 Aku berkata kepadamu: Sesungguhnya barangsiapa percaya kepada-Ku, ia akan melakukan juga pekerjaan-pekerjaan yang Aku lakukan, bahkan pekerjaan-pekerjaan yang lebih besar dari pada itu. Sebab Aku pergi kepada Bapa; 14:13 dan apa juga yang kamu minta dalam nama-Ku, Aku akan melakukannya, supaya Bapa dipermuliakan di dalam Anak. 14:14 Jika kamu meminta sesuatu kepada-Ku dalam nama-Ku, Aku akan melakukannya."
Yesus menjanjikan Penghibur
14:15 "Jikalau kamu mengasihi Aku, kamu akan menuruti segala perintah-Ku. 14:16 Aku akan minta kepada Bapa, dan Ia akan memberikan kepadamu seorang Penolong yang lain, supaya Ia menyertai kamu selama-lamanya, 14:17 yaitu Roh Kebenaran. Dunia tidak dapat menerima Dia, sebab dunia tidak melihat Dia dan tidak mengenal Dia. Tetapi kamu mengenal Dia, sebab Ia menyertai kamu dan akan diam di dalam kamu. 14:18 Aku tidak akan meninggalkan kamu sebagai yatim piatu. Aku datang kembali kepadamu. 14:19 Tinggal sesaat lagi dan dunia tidak akan melihat Aku lagi, tetapi kamu melihat Aku, sebab Aku hidup dan kamupun akan hidup. 14:20 Pada waktu itulah kamu akan tahu, bahwa Aku di dalam Bapa-Ku dan kamu di dalam Aku dan Aku di dalam kamu. 14:21 Barangsiapa memegang perintah-Ku dan melakukannya, dialah yang mengasihi Aku. Dan barangsiapa mengasihi Aku, ia akan dikasihi oleh Bapa-Ku dan Akupun akan mengasihi dia dan akan menyatakan diri-Ku kepadanya." 14:22 Yudas, yang bukan Iskariot, berkata kepada-Nya: "Tuhan, apakah sebabnya maka Engkau hendak menyatakan diri-Mu kepada kami, dan bukan kepada dunia?" 14:23 Jawab Yesus: "Jika seorang mengasihi Aku, ia akan menuruti firman-Ku dan Bapa-Ku akan mengasihi dia dan Kami akan datang kepadanya dan diam bersama-sama dengan dia. 14:24 Barangsiapa tidak mengasihi Aku, ia tidak menuruti firman-Ku; dan firman yang kamu dengar itu bukanlah dari pada-Ku, melainkan dari Bapa yang mengutus Aku. 14:25 Semuanya itu Kukatakan kepadamu, selagi Aku berada bersama-sama dengan kamu; 14:26 tetapi Penghibur, yaitu Roh Kudus, yang akan diutus oleh Bapa dalam nama-Ku, Dialah yang akan mengajarkan segala sesuatu kepadamu dan akan mengingatkan kamu akan semua yang telah Kukatakan kepadamu. 14:27 Damai sejahtera Kutinggalkan bagimu. Damai sejahtera-Ku Kuberikan kepadamu, dan apa yang Kuberikan tidak seperti yang diberikan oleh dunia kepadamu. Janganlah gelisah dan gentar hatimu. 14:28 Kamu telah mendengar, bahwa Aku telah berkata kepadamu: Aku pergi, tetapi Aku datang kembali kepadamu. Sekiranya kamu mengasihi Aku, kamu tentu akan bersukacita karena Aku pergi kepada Bapa-Ku, sebab Bapa lebih besar dari pada Aku. 14:29 Dan sekarang juga Aku mengatakannya kepadamu sebelum hal itu terjadi, supaya kamu percaya, apabila hal itu terjadi. 14:30 Tidak banyak lagi Aku berkata-kata dengan kamu, sebab penguasa dunia ini datang dan ia tidak berkuasa sedikitpun atas diri-Ku. 14:31 Tetapi supaya dunia tahu, bahwa Aku mengasihi Bapa dan bahwa Aku melakukan segala sesuatu seperti yang diperintahkan Bapa kepada-Ku, bangunlah, marilah kita pergi dari sini."

Muslim berpendapat bahwa ayat di atas adalah nubuatan tentang Muhammad. Mereka berpendapat ini dari sebuah ayat dalam Al-Qur'an, "Hai Bani Israel! Saya rasul Allah. . . memberikan kabar gembira dari seorang Rasul yang akan datang setelah saya. Nama yang akan Ahmad, "(QS 61: 6, terjemahan Yusuf Ali, penekanan ditambahkan).

Dugaan setara untuk Ahmad ( "memuji satu") di Arabaic adalah periclytos ( "satu memuji") dalam bahasa Yunani. Namun, periclytos bahkan tidak terjadi pada Yohanes 14:16. Sebaliknya, kata Yunani penghibur ( "pembantu") terjadi. Oleh karena itu, dalam rangka mendukung argumen mereka, umat Islam harus berdebat bahwa teks Yohanes telah corrupted.

Pertama, seorang Muslim untuk menyatakan bahwa bacaan yang benar dalam teks Yunani harus periclytos bukannya paraclete, menunjukkan kurangnya pemahaman.

Kedua, di bagian yang sama, Yesus secara eksplisit mengidentifikasi "Penolong" sebagai Roh Kudus: "Tetapi Penghibur, yaitu Roh Kudus, siapa Bapa akan mengirimkan, akan mengajarkan Anda," (Yohanes 14:26). Oleh karena itu, dengan segala hormat, argumen Muslim sudah dikalahkan. Ketiga, ini "Penolong" diberikan kepada rasul Yesus ( "Anda" dalam Yohanes 14:16) tidak Arab yang tinggal lebih dari 550 tahun kemudian! Itu diberikan kepada orang-orang yang "telah dengan. . . [Dia] dari awal "(Yohanes 15:27; Kis 1:22; Lukas 1: 1-2). Namun, Muhammad bukan satu dari rasul Yesus.

Keempat, ini "Penolong" adalah untuk tinggal dengan mereka "selamanya" (Yohanes 16), namun Muhammad telah mati selama lebih dari tiga belas abad! Kelima, Yesus mengatakan kepada murid-murid, "Kau tahu Dia [Pembantu]" (ay. 17), tetapi para rasul tidak tahu Muhammad. Dia tidak lahir sampai lebih dari 500 tahun kemudian! Keenam, Yesus juga mengatakan kepada para murid bahwa Penolong akan "di dalam kamu" (ay. 17). Bagaimana Muhammad bisa "di dalam" murid membentang kredibilitas. Referensi ini menjadi "di dalam" para murid jelas adalah referensi untuk peran Roh Kudus untuk tinggal di dalam orang percaya sebagai konteks John (Yohanes 14: 16-26) dan sisanya dari Perjanjian Baru (Efesus 1:13; 4: 30) menunjukkan.

Ketujuh, Yesus berkata bahwa Penolong akan diutus "dalam nama saya [Yesus]" (Yohanes 14:26). Namun, tidak ada Muslim percaya bahwa Muhammad diutus dalam nama Yesus. Kedelapan, Penolong Yesus akan mengutus tidak akan "berbicara atas kekuasaan-Nya sendiri" (Yohanes 16:13). Namun, Muhammad terus bersaksi tentang dirinya sendiri. Misalnya, dalam Surah 33:40, Muhammad mengatakan dirinya, "Muhammad adalah. . . Rasul Allah, dan penutup para nabi. "Kesembilan, Penolong yang akan" memuliakan "Yesus (Yohanes 16:14). Bagaimana Muhammad benar-benar memuliakan Yesus jika Muhammad adalah yang terakhir (dan penutup) dari para nabi? Dia benar-benar tidak akan "memuliakan" lebih awal, nabi rendah seperti Yesus.

Kesepuluh, dan akhirnya, Yesus berkata bahwa Penolong akan datang dalam "tidak banyak hari" (Kisah Para Rasul 1: 5), tetapi Muhammad tidak datang selama hampir 600 tahun! Sejak Helper adalah Roh Kudus, Dia datang hanya 40 hari kemudian (Kis 1: 5; 2: 1 dst).

Oleh karena itu, mengingat bukti di atas, Roh Kudus jelas adalah Helper di Yohanes 14:16, tidak Muhammad.

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Air Atau Uang?

Jika Anda ditawari beberapa tagihan $1,000 atau segelas air dingin, yang mana yang akan Anda pilih? Tagihan $ 1.000, tentu saja-orang waras akan juga. Namun, jika Anda sedang merangkak melalui gurun, mati kehausan, dan Anda yang ditawarkan segelas air atau segenggam tagihan $ 1,000, yang mana yang akan Anda ambil? Air, tentu saja-orang waras akan juga. Itulah yang disebut "prioritas mendalam." Prioritas Anda mengubah menurut keadaan Anda. Jika ada cara untuk menemukan kehidupan abadi, akan Anda ingin tahu tentang hal itu? Jawabannya adalah "ya," tentu saja-orang waras akan juga. Apa yang Alkitab mengandung mungkin akan mengejutkan Anda.Kitab Suci berbicara tentang kekayaan melebihi impian-yang terliar kami "kekayaan" hidup-dan abadi mereka ditawarkan dalam bentuk air jernih yang dingin: 

Wahyu 22:17 "Marilah!" Dan barangsiapa yang haus, hendaklah ia datang, dan barangsiapa yang mau, hendaklah ia mengambil air kehidupan dengan cuma-cuma! 

Pada saat ini, Anda mungkin tidak tertarik pada tawaran, tetapi pada hari kiamat sama sekali akan mengubah keadaan Anda. Maka akan terlambat.

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Kapal Tenggelam

Kapal Tenggelam

Bayangkan sejenak bahwa Anda sedang berdiri  menatap pantai laut diatas kapal laut besar. Matahari bersinar. Tidak ada angin dan laut tenang. Untuk takjub Anda, sekitar tiga puluh orang tiba-tiba menyelam dari ujung kapal dan melekat pada sekoci. Anda menggelengkan kepala tak percaya pada kebodohan mereka. Kemudian tanpa amaran, kapal laut besar menyerang gunung es dan tiba-tiba tenggelam, mengambil semua orang yang menaiki kapal itu.

Mereka yang tampak seperti orang bodoh dalam meninggalkan kapal yang benar-benar bijaksana, dan orang-orang yang tampaknya bijaksana dengan tetap di kapal yang, sebenarnya, orang-orang bodoh.

Dunia mencemooh mereka yang meninggalkan kapal dari dunia ini dan berpegang teguh pada sekoci Juruselamat. Tapi orang-orang Kristen tahu bahwa kesenangan besar kapal penjelajah akhirnya akan datang ke dalam kontak dengan gunung es bergerak Hukum Allah, tenggelam ke dalam neraka ... dan mengambil semua orang  yang menaiki kapal itu.

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Telah Anda Merasakan Yesus ku?

Di Universitas Chicago Divinity School setiap tahun mereka memiliki apa yang disebut "Hari Baptis ". Ini adalah hari ketika semua Baptis di daerah diundang untuk sekolah karena mereka ingin menerima sumbangan uang  dari organisasi Baptist untuk terus datang. Pada hari ini masing-masing  membawa makan siang  di tempat piknik berumput. Setiap "Hari Baptis" sekolah akan mengundang salah satu pemikir terbesar untuk kuliah di pusat pendidikan teologi.

Satu tahun mereka mengundang Dr. Paul Tillich. Dr. Tillich berbicara selama dua dan satu setengah jam membuktikan bahwa kebangkitan Yesus adalah palsu. Dia mengutip sarjana setelah sarjana dan buku demi buku. Dia menyimpulkan bahwa karena tidak ada hal seperti itu sebagai kebangkitan sejarah; tradisi keagamaan gereja itu beralasan, emosional omong kosong, karena didasarkan pada hubungan dengan Yesus yang telah bangkit, yang, pada kenyataannya, tidak pernah bangkit dari kematian dalam arti harfiah. Dia kemudian bertanya apakah ada pertanyaan. Setelah sekitar 30 detik, seorang pengkhotbah tua, berkulit gelap pengkhotbah berdiri di belakang auditorium.

"Docta Tillich, saya punya satu pertanyaan," ujarnya seperti semua mata tertuju ke arahnya. Dia merogoh siang karungnya dan mengeluarkan sebuah apel dan mulai makan itu. "Docta Tillich" ... CRUNCH, Munch ... "Pertanyaan saya adalah sebuah pertanyaan sederhana," CRUNCH, Munch ... "Sekarang, saya tidak pernah membacanya buku yang Anda baca" ... CRUNCH, Munch .. . "dan aku tidak bisa membaca Kitab Suci dalam bahasa aslinya Yunani," ..CRUNCH, Munch ... "aku tidak tahu apa-apa tentang pengarang Niebuhr dan Heidegger." .. CRUNCH, Munch ... Dia selesai memakan apel . "Yang saya ingin tahu adalah: apel ini aku hanya makan, ------ apakah itu pahit atau manis?"

Dr. Tillich berhenti sejenak dan menjawab dalam mode ilmiah teladan: ". Saya tidak mungkin menjawab pertanyaan itu, karena aku belum merasakan apel Anda" Pengkhotbah berambut putih menjatuhkan inti dari apel ke dalam kantong kertas kusut nya, menatap Dr.Tillich, dan berkata dengan tenang, " Anda tak pernah rasakan Yesus saya."

Sejumlah lebih kurang 1000  hadirin tidak bisa menahan diri. Auditorium meletus dengan tepuk tangan dan sorak-sorai. Dr. Tillich mengucapkan terima kasih pendengarnya dan segera meninggalkan platform.

Apakah Anda merasakan Yesus? Apakah Anda menerima bangkit dan hidup Tuhan Yesus di dalam diri Anda?

" (34-9) Kecaplah dan lihatlah, betapa baiknya TUHAN itu! Berbahagialah orang yang berlindung pada-Nya! " Mazmur 34: 8

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Mempunyai Mata, Tetapi Tidak Melihat, Mempunyai Telinga Tetapi Tidak Mendengar

Yeremia 05:21
"Dengarkanlah ini, hai bangsa yang tolol dan yang tidak mempunyai pikiran, yang mempunyai mata, tetapi tidak melihat, yang mempunyai telinga, tetapi tidak mendengar!

Yehezkiel 12: 2
"Hai anak manusia, engkau tinggal di tengah-tengah kaum pemberontak, yang mempunyai mata untuk melihat, tetapi tidak melihat dan mempunyai telinga untuk mendengar, tetapi tidak mendengar, sebab mereka adalah kaum pemberontak.

Mark 04:12
supaya: Sekalipun melihat, mereka tidak menanggap, sekalipun mendengar, mereka tidak mengerti, supaya mereka jangan berbalik dan mendapat ampun."

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Connecting With The Divine: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, etc

The major world religions and their beliefs about God. Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and New Age...

We all want to make it through life with success, some sense that we did it right. So what about the major world religions? Is there anything in them that might give our lives greater depth and direction?
The following looks at the major world religions... Hinduism, New Age, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.* There is a brief description of each, their view of God, and what a person can gain from that religion. The ending explains how Jesus' teaching differs from the major religions.
*Each of these religions has sects with differing beliefs. The description given here focuses on the core beliefs of each religion. Other major religions, such as Judaism, could be discussed, but for brevity, we have chosen these.

Hinduism and its beliefs

major religions - religious beliefsMost Hindus worship one Being of ultimate oneness (Brahman) through infinite representations of gods and goddesses. These various manifestations of gods and goddesses become incarnate within idols, temples, gurus, rivers, animals, etc.
Hindus believe their position in this present life was determined by their actions in a previous life. Hinduism therefore provides a possible explanation for suffering and evil in this life. If a person’s behavior before was evil, they might justifiably experience tremendous hardships in this life. Pain, disease, poverty or a disaster like a flood is deserved by that person because of their own evil actions, usually from a previous lifetime.
A Hindu's goal is to become free from the law of be free from continuous reincarnations. Only the soul matters which will one day be free of the cycle of rebirths and be at rest.
Hinduism gives a person freedom to choose how to work toward spiritual perfection. There are three possible ways to end this cycle of karma: 1. Be lovingly devoted to any of the Hindu gods or goddesses; 2. Grow in knowledge through meditation of Brahman (oneness) realize that circumstances in life are not real, that selfhood is an illusion and only Brahman is real; 3. Be dedicated to various religious ceremonies and rites.

New Age and its beliefs

major religions - religious beliefsNew Age promotes the development of the person's own power or divinity. When referring to God, a follower of New Age is not talking about a transcendent, personal God who created the universe, but is referring to a higher consciousness within themselves. A person in New Age would see themselves as God, the cosmos, the universe. In fact, everything that the person sees, hears, feels or imagines is to be considered divine.
Highly eclectic, New Age presents itself as a collection of ancient spiritual traditions. It acknowledges many gods and goddesses, as in Hinduism. The Earth is viewed as the source of all spirituality, and has its own intelligence, emotions and deity. But superseding all is self. Self is the originator, controller and God of all. There is no reality outside of what the person determines.
New Age teaches a wide array of eastern mysticism and spiritual, metaphysical and psychic techniques, such as breathing exercises, chanting, drumming, develop an altered consciousness and one's own divinity.
Anything negative a person experiences (failures, sadness, anger, selfishness, hurt) is considered an illusion. Believing themselves to be completely sovereign over their life, nothing about their life is wrong, negative or painful. Eventually a person develops spiritually to the degree that there is no objective, external reality. A person, becoming a god, creates their own reality.

Buddhism and its beliefs

major religions - religious beliefsBuddhists do not worship any gods or God. People outside of Buddhism often think that Buddhists worship the Buddha. However, the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) never claimed to be divine, but rather he is viewed by Buddhists as having attained what they are also striving to attain, which is spiritual enlightenment and, with it, freedom from the continuous cycle of life and death. Most Buddhists believe a person has countless rebirths, which inevitably include suffering. A Buddhist seeks to end these rebirths. Buddhists believe it is a person's cravings, aversion and delusion that cause these rebirths. Therefore, the goal of a Buddhist is to purify one's heart and to let go of all yearnings toward sensual desires and the attachment to oneself.
Buddhists follow a list of religious principles and very dedicated meditation. When a Buddhist meditates it is not the same as praying or focusing on a god, it is more of a self-discipline. Through practiced meditation a person may reach Nirvana -- "the blowing out" of the flame of desire.
Buddhism provides something that is true of most major religions: disciplines, values and directives that a person may want to live by.

Islam and its beliefs

major religions - religious beliefsMuslims believe there is the one almighty God, named Allah, who is infinitely superior to and transcendent from humankind. Allah is viewed as the creator of the universe and the source of all good and all evil. Everything that happens is Allah's will. He is a powerful and strict judge, who will be merciful toward followers depending on the sufficiency of their life's good works and religious devotion. A follower's relationship with Allah is as a servant to Allah.
Though a Muslim honors several prophets, Muhammad is considered the last prophet and his words and lifestyle are that person's authority. To be a Muslim, one has to follow five religious duties: 1. Repeat a creed about Allah and Muhammad; 2. Recite certain prayers in Arabic five times a day; 3. Give to the needy; 4. One month each year, fast from food, drink, sex and smoking from sunrise to sunset; 5. Pilgrimage once in one's lifetime to worship at a shrine in Mecca. At death -- based on one's faithfulness to these duties -- a Muslim hopes to enter Paradise. If not, they will be eternally punished in hell.
For many people, Islam matches their expectations about religion and deity. Islam teaches that there is one supreme God, who is worshiped through good deeds and disciplined religious rituals. After death a person is rewarded or punished according to their religious devotion. Muslims believe that giving up one’s life for Allah is a sure way of entering Paradise.

Christianity and its beliefs

major religions - religious beliefsChristians believe in a loving God who has revealed himself and can be known in a personal way, in this life. With Jesus Christ, the person's focus is not on religious rituals or performing good works, but on enjoying a relationship with God and growing to know him better.
Faith in Jesus Christ himself, not just in his teachings, is how the Christian experiences joy and a meaningful life. In his life on Earth, Jesus did not identify himself as a prophet pointing to God or as a teacher of enlightenment. Rather, Jesus claimed to be God in human form. He performed miracles, forgave people of their sin and said that anyone who believed in him would have eternal life. He made statements like, "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."1
Christians regard the Bible as God's written message to humankind. In addition to being an historical record of Jesus' life and miracles, the Bible reveals God's personality, his love and truth, and how one can have a relationship with him.
Whatever circumstances a Christian is dealing with in their life, the Bible teaches that they can confidently turn to a wise and powerful God who genuinely loves them. They believe that God answers prayer and that life takes on meaning as they live to honor him.

How distinct are these major religions?

In looking at these major belief systems and their views of God, we find tremendous diversity:
  • Hindus acknowledge multitudes of gods and goddesses.
  • Buddhists say there is no deity.
  • New Age followers believe they are God.
  • Muslims believe in a powerful but unknowable God.
  • Christians believe in a God who is loving and approachable.
Are all religions worshiping the same God? Let's consider that. New Age teaches that everyone should come to center on a cosmic consciousness, but it would require Islam to give up their one God, Hinduism to give up their numerous gods, and Buddhism to establish that there is a God.
The world's major religions (Hinduism, New Age, Buddhism, Islam, following Jesus Christ) are each quite unique. And of these one affirms that there is a personal, loving God who can be known, now in this life. Jesus Christ spoke of a God who welcomes us into a relationship with him and comes along side us as a comforter, counselor and powerful God who loves us.
In Hinduism a person is on their own trying to gain release from karma. In New Age a person is working at their own divinity. In Buddhism it is an individual quest at being free from desire. And in Islam, the individual follows religious laws for the sake of paradise after death. In Jesus' teaching, you see a personal relationship with a personal God -- a relationship that carries over into the next life.

Can a person connect with God in this life?

The answer is yes. Not only can you connect with God, you also can know that you are fully accepted and loved by God.
major religions - religious beliefsMany world religions place an individual on their own, striving for spiritual perfection.
Buddha, for example, never claimed sinlessness. Muhammad also admitted that he was in need of forgiveness. "No matter how wise, no matter how gifted, no matter how influential other prophets, gurus, and teachers might be, they had the presence of mind to know that they were imperfect just like the rest of us."2
Jesus Christ, however, never alluded to any personal sin. Instead, Jesus forgave people of their sin and he wants to forgive us of our sin also. We all are aware of our faults, the areas of our lives that may cause others to think less of us, areas that we ourselves wish were not there...maybe it's an addiction, a bad temper, impurity, hateful remarks. God loves us but hates sin, and he has said that the consequence for sin is separation from knowing him. But God provided a way for us to be forgiven and know him. Jesus, the Son of God, God in human form, took all of our sin on himself, suffered on a cross, and willingly died in our place. The Bible says, "By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us."3
God is offering us complete forgiveness because of Jesus' death for us. This means forgiveness for all our sins...past, present and future. Jesus paid for them all. God, who created the universe, loves us and wants to be in a relationship with us. "This is how God showed his love among us: he sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him."4
Through Christ, God offers us real freedom from our sin and guilt. He does not leave a person's failures on their shoulders, with a dim hope of becoming a better person tomorrow.
In Jesus Christ, God reached toward humanity, providing a way for us to know him. "For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life."5

God wants us to know him.

We were created by God to live in relationship with him. Jesus said, "He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty...and whoever comes to me I will never drive away."6 Jesus called people not only to follow his teachings, but to follow him. He said, "I am the way, and the truth and the life."7 In claiming to be the truth, Christ goes beyond mere prophets and teachers who simply said they were speaking the truth.8
Jesus identified himself as equal to God, and even gave proof. Jesus said that he would be crucified on a cross and that three days after his death, he would come back to life. He didn't say he would reincarnate someday into a future life. (Who would know if he actually did it?) He said three days after being buried he would show himself alive to those who saw his crucifixion. On that third day, Jesus' tomb was found empty and many people testified that they saw him alive again. He now offers eternal life to us.

Unlike many world religions...

major religions - religious beliefsMany religions focus on a person's spiritual efforts. With Jesus Christ it's a two-way interaction between you and God. He welcomes us to go to him. "The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth."9 You can communicate with God, who will answer your prayer, give you greater peace and joy, provide direction, show you his love, and transform your life. Jesus said, "I came that they might have life, and have it more abundantly."10 It will not mean that life will become perfect and free of problems. But it means that in the midst of life, you can relate to God who is willing to be involved in your life and faithful in his love.
This is not a commitment to a method of self-improvement like the Eight Fold Path or the Five Pillars, or meditation, or good works or even the Ten Commandments. These seem clear, well-defined, easy-to-follow paths for spirituality. But they become a burdensome striving for perfection, and connection with God is still distant.
Our hope is not in following laws or standards, but in knowing a Savior who fully accepts us because of our faith in him and his sacrifice for us. We don't earn our place in heaven by religious efforts or good deeds. Heaven is a free gift to us, when we begin a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Would you like to be totally forgiven and personally come to know God's love for you?

Beginning a relationship with God.

You can begin a relationship with God right now. It is as simple as sincerely asking God for his forgiveness of your sin and inviting him to enter your life. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door [of your heart] and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him."11 Would like to begin a relationship with the God who created you, who deeply loves you? You can do so right now, if it is your heart's desire: "God, I ask you to forgive me and invite you to enter my heart right now. Thank you Jesus for dying for my sins. Thank you for coming into my life as you said you would."
The Bible tells us that "as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become children of God."12 If you sincerely asked God to come into your life, you have begun a personal relationship with him. It is like you have just met God and he wants to help you grow to know him better, to know his love for you, to guide you with wisdom in whatever decisions confront you. The book called "John" in the Bible is a good place to learn more about a relationship with God. Perhaps you might want to tell someone else about the decision you have made to ask Jesus into your life.
In the world's religions a person has a relationship with teachings, ideas, paths, rituals. Through Jesus, a person can have a relationship with the loving and powerful God. You can talk with him and he will guide you in this life now. He doesn't just point you to a path, a philosophy, or a religion. He welcomes you to know him, to experience joy, and to have confidence in his love in the midst of life's challenges. "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God."13

(1) John 8:12 (2) Erwin W. Lutzer, Christ Among Other Gods (Chicago: Moody Press,1994), p. 63 (3) 1 John 3:16 (4) 1 John 4:9 (5) John 3:16 (6) John 6:35 (7) John 14:6 (8) Lutzer, p. 106 (9) Psalms 145:18 (10) John 10:10 (11) Revelation 3:20 (12) John 1:12 (13) 1 John 3:1

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