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Muslim Friends -- People of the Book Have a Message for you.

This topic is dedicated to helping both Muslims and Christians understand the difference between true Christianity and apostate Christianity. Information contained here is not only for a Christian audience, but also meant for the Muslim world to help them understand what has happened to the Christian religion.

Modern day Christianity is NOT following truths found in the Holy Bible, or The Book as it is understood in Islam. It's no wonder the Muslim world hates Christianity. They see Christianity as a false worship of the God of Abraham, which both religions say they are worshipping. The lifestyle lived by most Christians show that the Christian faith is full of hypocrisy and dishonors the God of the Holy Bible.

Many will be surprised to find that both Muslims and Christians worship one God. In the Muslim world, God has the name of Allah. In the Christian world God is called Jehovah, or simply God or Jesus.

The purpose of this topic is not to bring to debate Christianity v.s. Islam, but to show that God (Allah) has and is using both religions to ready the world for the return of Jesus Christ. This topic could be a long read since there is a lot about the Children of the East, or descendants of Ishmael in the Bible... But I will try to make this topic short and concise. I will give you links to a video series on this topic at the end of the section called, "Islam's Role in the Bible"

To put it bluntly, modern day Christianity is in a state of apostasy! This apostasy started shortly after the forming of the Christian faith. During early church history apostasy could be seen reflected in what became known as the Crusades. The Crusades was brought about by the Roman Catholic papacy and was an affront to the God of the Holy Bible. Since that time, the church of Christ has been in apostasy and errant teaching and doctrines have been flourishing over the course of Christian history up to modern day Christianity. The Christian church has drifted from Biblical Truth.


noun, plural apostasies.

1: a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc. 2: abandonment of a previous loyalty 3: An abandoning of what one has believed in, as a faith, cause, or principles. (See defection, desertion, disloyalty, heresy)

2 Thessalonians 2:3) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day {Jesus' Return} shall not come, except there come a falling away {Apostasy} first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; {My emphasis added}

The Apostles of Jesus would be shocked to see what has happened to the church of Christ. Jesus and His Apostles would denounce Christianity as it is held today in mainstream Christian churches!

For an in depth understanding of the current state of the Apostasy in the Christian church... Please Click Here

During this time in Christian history, many atrocities were done in the name of God... Force and coercion was the method of use in the Christian church. Coercion, force and manipulation has never been the character of the God of the Bible. Any time force is imposed to become a Christian, God divorces Himself from that movement. Force and coercion are character traits and functions of Satan, not God. God never forces anyone to love Him.

He allows His creation to make their own decision whether to have a relationship with Him or not. The Crusades were a disgrace to the name of Jesus and to the God of Abraham.

Again as I've said, today's Christianity is in a fallen state of Apostasy which means that it has left its first love, Jesus Christ. Christianity has moved from a Christ centered religion to a Man centered religion. As I've outlined throughout my website, Christianity started its downhill slide into apostasy during the time in history known as the Dark Ages in which the Roman Catholic papacy governed the church of Christ by force and deceit. Papal rule started in AD 328 and came to an abrupt end in AD 1798.

During the crumbling of the Roman Empire, power was given to the Bishop of Rome, which gave the Roman Catholic Church both Civil and Religious power. The Roman Catholic Church Papacy began its temporal, (Civil or Secular), reign in A.D. 538 where they ruled for 1,260 years until A.D. 1798. (this is a historical fact)

During this 1260 year time period in human history, the Roman Catholic church persecuted God's people and many Christians were tortured, imprisoned and were burned at the stake because they didn't agree with Catholic church dogma. The Catholic church launched many a crusade to rid the world of 'heretics' that didn't go along with Catholic church teachings.. and this included the Crusades against Islam.

Exactly 1,260 years after the papacy began their temporal rule in A.D. 538, Napoleon's General Berthier entered Italy in A. D. 1798, invaded the Vatican and took the Pope Pius VI as prisoner back to Valence (France) where the Pope died in exile, dealing a major blow to the Vatican's political power. This ended the Dark Ages.

This time in history was called the Dark Ages because the light of the world, the Holy Bible, was forbidden to be read. This historical act by Napoleon became known as the deadly wound referenced in Revelation 13:3

(Revelation 13:3) And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

It has only been since the ending of the Dark Ages, and through the Protestant Reformation, that God has awakened Bible truths to His people. God is moving His children back to a place of obedience, reverence and truth concerning the true character of God and what God expects of His people.

What you see today in the Christian church is not what Jesus would condone as His church. All through my website, I have outlined what has happened to Christianity and have exposed the errant teachings that are held and believed in today's Christian churches. Many teachings of today, do not conform to Bible scripture. Christianity does not follow the God of the Holy Bible or the Book, anymore. It follows a God of its own design and has been deceived by Satan.

A good example of the departure from Jesus' teaching can be shown in the history of the church during the Middle Ages, or Dark Ages, when Christianity was imposed on those who did not want to accept its religion. The Crusades is a good example of intolerance and the Catholic church forced their beliefs on those opposed to their teachings. Did Jesus ever force anyone to become a follower? NO!

During the crusades, the Roman Catholic Church forced Muslims to become Christian or be put to death. Jesus would never do this. The Crusades was a perverse and corrupted form of Christianity. Jesus would never sanction such a blasphemous act to win followers.

As mentioned earlier, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Rome received his authority in the Western half of the divided Roman Empire in AD 538. The church at this time had already gone into apostasy since it had started worshipping idols and had changed the day of worship from Sabbath to Sunday.

An Interesting Note Concerning How God Used Islam

In the year AD 570, Muhammad was born. It's as if God had brought onto the human stage of history, a weapon against the apostasy of the church of Rome and God eventually used Muhammad to chastise the fallen Christian church. Now this statement in itself, may surprise many current day Christians, but history has shown that God leveled judgment against Apostate Christianity through strife given to the Roman papacy during the Crusades of the MIddle Ages and the Ottoman wars.

True Christianity owes a debt of gratitude to Islam for stopping the advancement of the Roman Catholic church in it's efforts to find and kill Martin Luther after Luther, a Catholic priest, rejected papal rule. Luther saw that the papacy was rejecting Holy Scripture and putting into place false doctrines.

True Christianity owes a debt of gratitude to Islam for stopping the advancement of the Roman Catholic church in it's efforts to find and kill Martin Luther after Luther, a Catholic priest, rejected papal rule. Luther saw that the papacy was rejecting Holy Scripture and putting into place false doctrines.

If Islam hadn't warred against the papacy in the Ottoman war, the Protestant Reformation may never have happened. Islam was used by God to bring truth back into view for His people.

Interestingly, it wasn't Islam that was persecuting Christians during the Middle Ages, it was the Roman Catholic church that persecuted God's people because many dissented from the errant and pagan practices of the Roman Catholic papacy.

On a Final Note: Just as apostate Christianity was taken over by zealots which did not do the true will of God so has Islam been taken over by zealots and are doing things that the God of Abraham would not condone.

Both Islam and Apostate Christianity need to come back to the true God of Abraham.

I've already outlined a few instances from Christian history where God used Islam as a method of chastisement against apostate Christianity... But does the Bible speak much about the people of Islam? Yes, and I will use the Holy Bible to show that the Islamic people are loved by God and He has made promises to the Islam family that true followers of Jesus must see and honor since God Himself passed blessings upon this people. Let us first look in the Old Testament chapter of Genesis, primarily Genesis 15:1-6

(Genesis 15:1) After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

(Genesis 15:2) And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

(Genesis 15:3) And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

(Genesis 15:4) And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

(Genesis 15:5) And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

(Genesis 15:6) And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

God promises Abram that he will be the father of many people... as many as the number of stars in the sky. God then promises Abram and to his seed, land as an inheritance...

In verses 15:5,6 God tells Abram that he will be the father of many people and because Abram believed God, God counted it to Abram for righteousness. God is saying that Abram is ready to go though the judgment safely because he believed God.

(Genesis 15:18) In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

(Genesis 15:19) The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

(Genesis 15:20) And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

(Genesis 15:21) And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

In verses 15:18-21 God tells Abram of the promised land that He is going to give him. All this is given unconditionally. These were all promises from God.

Moving on into Genesis 16, we see in verses 16:1-4. Abram still had no heir from his loins, so his wife Sarai moved outside the wishes of God and told Abram to sleep with her handmaid Hagar so Abram would have a child from his seed. Hagar was given by Sarai to Abram as his wife.

On a Special Note: There is no record of either Sarai or Abram asking God in prayer whether this was OK by Him to father a child through Hagar. They moved by their own volition to bring about the promise of God without God giving his blessing to this union.

Also, Hagar was not consulted and was given without her permission to bear a child for Abram and to be his wife.

(Genesis 16:1) Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

(Genesis 16:2) And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

(Genesis 16:3) And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

(Genesis 16:4) And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

This next section of scripture needs to be looked at closely. Notice what happened after Hagar conceived Abram's child. Sarai despised Hagar. This is what happens when we do not move within the blessings of God. Enmity fosters and grows between God's people. In verse 16:6 Sarai's hatred moved upon Hagar until Hagar fled from Sarai and Abram into the wilderness.

The Promise to Hagar

(Genesis 16:6) But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

(Genesis 16:7) And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

(Genesis 16:8) And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

(Genesis 16:9) And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Notice that the Angel of the Lord, a messenger from Heaven, told Hagar to submit to her mistress. The word Muslim means "One who has submitted to God" Hagar submitted to God and returned to her mistress Sarai. Hagar should be revered by both followers of the Book and Muslim's because she did the will of God.

(Genesis 16:10) And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

(Genesis 16:11) And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

(Genesis 16:12) And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

(Genesis 16:13) And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

(Genesis 16:14) Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

(Genesis 16:15) And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

(Genesis 16:16) And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

God made a promise to Hagar that she would be the mother of many people. Here we see that the God of the Bible, Allah, is talking with Hagar and she is submitting to Him and returning to Sarai. Hagar returned to Sarai.

Thirteen years after this incident, God finally speaks to Abram again and makes a covenant with him to be the God of Abram and his offspring...

(Genesis 17:1) And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

(Genesis 17:2) And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

(Genesis 17:3) And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

(Genesis 17:4) As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

(Genesis 17:5) Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

(Genesis 17:6) And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee..

(Genesis 17:7) And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

(Genesis 17:8) And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

(Genesis 17:9) And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

(Genesis 17:10) This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

Again, God is making a covenant with Abraham, an everlasting covenant. This covenant was being made through the seed of Abraham from this point on. Isaac was the next seed after Ishmael and this covenant was going to be through the line of Isaac not Ishmael... God was going to use the line of Isaac to bless the whole world through the birth of Jesus Christ, the coming Messiah... This was an everlasting blessing.

Now look at the blessing God, Allah, made with Ishmael and his descendants. All Christians, Muslims and Jew must take note of the following!

The First Born Blessing

On a Note of Interest: When Moses wrote this by inspiration from Allah in Heaven, Abram, Sarai, Hagar and Ishmael had already been dead for a number of years. The first born was Ishmael and the wife of Abraham that bore him was Hagar.

Moving forward in scripture, notice what Moses wrote concerning a man with two wives. Remember, Sarai gave Hagar to Abram as a wife. Abram, then, had two wives and children from both of those wives.

(Deuteronomy 21:15) If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:

(Deuteronomy 21:16) Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:

(Deuteronomy 21:17) But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

According to Moses' writing. Abram could not give the first born inheritance to Isaac, but had to give it to Ishmael. Also notice since Hagar was considered to be the unloved wife, a double blessing must be given to Ishmael. Have you noticed where most of the oil is in the world? God gave the descendants of Ishmael, oil as an inheritance.

I could on to show how Islam has it's place in the Book, the Bible, or show that the merchants from the East that bought Joseph when his brothers sold him, were descendants of Ishmael. I could reiterate that if it wasn't for the Islamic nation warring against apostate Christianity, the Protestant Reformation would not have been successful in breaking from the Roman Catholic church... But I will defer to a video series that does a much better job of showing how God, Allah, has blessed the children of Ishmael.

We who confess to follow Jesus need to honor the God of the Bible, Allah in the Arab world. It's time that we acknowledge the fact that Islam is God's forgotten blessing.

Please continue in your study with the following link for an in depth study of Islam, Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac as God expects us to understand. Check out the Strawberry Meadows Association ministry that is reaching out to both Christian and the Islamic world to better understand God's blessing through Islam.

I guarantee that almost all Christians will be surprised by what is written in the Holy Book, the Bible, about the descendants of Ishmael.

For an in depth and enlightening video study of Islam in the Bible, check out the videos found on the Strawberry Meadows Association Ministry website...

The People of the Book are mentioned in the Qur'an, and in the Holy Bible. Jesus Himself says that he is written of in the Volume of the Book.. Jesus asserts that He came to do the will of God Almighty. Jesus always submitted to the will of God.

(Hebrews 10:7) Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God

In the Qur'an it mentions the People of the Book...

Not all of them are alike: of the People of the book are a portion that stand (for the right); they rehearse the signs of Allah all night long and then prostrate themselves in adoration. (114) They believe in Allah and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong; and they (hasten in emulation) in (all) good works; they are in the ranks of the righteous (Sura 3:113, 114)

if thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord; so be in no wise of those in doubt (Sura 10:94)

In Sura 10:94, the word Book is capitalized. This is referring to the Holy Bible. Islam instructs its adherents to respect the people for the "Book". Faithful Seventh Day Adventists are the "people of the Book" referred to in the Qur'an. SDA follow what is written in Holy scripture and follow God as He instructs. They are submissive to the God of the Bible only and not man. Most excerpts and information courtesy of the Book called: "Islam, God's forgotten Blessing"... Islam, God's Forgotten Blessing by Stephen Dickies

So who are these people mentioned as "The People of the Book" in the Qur'an?

Seventh Day Adventist follow Jesus and the of God of Abraham. But you may be asking yourself, what makes us different from other religious Christian denominations that claim to follow Jesus also? This is a good question.

Seventh Day Advents (SDA) are different from main stream Christianity in that they are guided by scripture and live by a health message that does not eat pork or any unclean animal that God has said we are not to eat. SDA are vegetarian and do not eat meat. SDA also do not drink alcohol and believe that our bodies are the temple of God. Proper, healthy eating is essential for clear thought and unhampered communication with God.

All apostate, non scriptural beliefs and doctrines taught in current day Christianity are rejected by the SDA and we follow God and the Holy Book alone. End Time prophetic truth is found in Both the Old and New Testament books of the Bible. Both books are essential for understanding God's true character and End Time Bible Prophecy.

We believe that God has given us a true understanding of Last Days prophecy and are proclaiming an End Time warning message to the world that we are now living in the Last Days.

This message is called "The Three Angels Messages" found in Revelation 14:6-12. Click Here to Learn More about the God of Abraham's Final Warning to Mankind, just before the second coming of Jesus Christ.

We believe that God has shown His light upon scripture to reveal scriptural accurately for End Time prophecy understanding for these Last Days. He has done this through the unchangeable historical facts of Christian church history, and by allowing scripture to interpret scripture.

Seventh-day Adventist have been pointing out for over 170 years that the Anti Christ power that is referred to in the book of Daniel 7, and in Revelation, refers to the papacy of the Roman Catholic church. All the Protestant reformers believed that the papacy was the Anti Christ power referred to in Daniel and Revelation. It was the papacy that persecuted God's people during the Dark Ages, and launched the Crusades against Islam and battled Islam during the Ottoman wars.

Bible prophecy reveals that this antichrist power will once again ascend to world dominance just before the return of Jesus, i.e. His Second Coming. This power, will again persecute God's people and Islam and will force and kill many who do not submit to their religious views and ways. SDA will not submit and will be under sever persecution from this power, and the apostate Christian church, until our Lord and Saviour Jesus returns at the Second Coming to bring judgment and peace.

We reject the teachings of modern day Christianity and align our beliefs with the Bible, or The Book, and the Book alone. We value Daniel as a prophet sent by God to warn His people of the times ahead in the Last Days and for the Final Judgment to come.

Seventh-day Adventist do not want to be considered a denomination but rather a prophetic movement since they are led by God and believe that God is moving His people through prophetic time and occurrences in these Last Days by revealing prophecy as outlined in the books of Daniel and Revelation.

About Me

I am a Seventh Day Adventist and the Seventh Day Adventist have and are divorcing our faith from modern day Christianity because of many false doctrines, and false beliefs taught about the true character of God. Want proof, simply read what I've written on my website, Roadtobetterliving.com and you will see just how far Christianity has drifted from what Jesus was teaching about the character of Almighty God. The SDA are the group of believers found in the Qur'an that live by the Book and denounce fallen Christianity. We are followers of the Book and the Book only. We are the People of the Book, that are mentioned in the Qur'an.

I realize these are strong statements, but after becoming a Seventh Day Adventist, I've come to see just how far Christianity has fallen from truth. I want to make this perfectly clear, please do not equate Seventh Day Adventist Christianity with the Apostate Christianity that is seen in the world today. We do not hold the errant and non-Biblical views and teaching of modern day Christianity. Our plumb line is Bible scripture, both the Old and New Testaments. Modern day Christianity has apostatized from Holy scriptural truth.

A Message to my Christian Friends

Please do not feel insulted by what I have written here. I used to believe many of the doctrines that modern day Christianity believe. Jesus showed me through the Bible that many teachings that are expressed in the church are errant and false doctrines. To be honest, this was a huge surprise to me, but after learning the truths taught through the Seventh Day Adventist, I could no longer teach or spread the untruths taught today in the church.

Now I want to make this perfectly clear, I am not trying to cast a bad light on my Christian friends. I love the friends and people I've met while attending the Sunday believing Church, but after learning the truths taught by the Seventh Day Adventist, I could not in good conscious continue fellowship in any Protestant church other than the SDA. The Bible says to worship God in Spirit and Truth and current day Catholic and Protestant churches are not doing so.

Also, do not equate us with a cult. We are not. A cult is a group that uses another book in place of the Holy Bible for their spiritual inspiration and teachings. Before I became a SDA I thought they were a cult or weird sec, but after learning their teachings, I can see why Satan does not want you to see what the SDA teach. We expose Satan's lies, deceptions and plans for the Last Days. Satan has successfully worked inside the church that Jesus built, to try to destroy it from within. Check out what I've written and see if what I say is true or not. Don't let anyone try to keep you from what we teach. If you are trusting Jesus, you have nothing to fear. Satan is a liar and wants to keep his plans and deceptions from God's people so he can destroy them.

If you are a follower of Jesus and open to truth, you will agree that what I write is truth found in and from the Book, the Holy Bible. We follow Jesus and are not teaching doctrines of man.

The Holy Spirit will guide you into truth, so you can trust Him.

(John 16:13) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Who is Jesus? -- He is the Son of Man

(Mark 10:28) Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

(Mark 10:29) And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,

(Mark 10:30) But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

(Mark 10:31) But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

(Mark 10:32) And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,

(Mark 10:33) Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:

(Mark 10:34) And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

(Mark 10:35) And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

(Mark 10:36) And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?

(Mark 10:37) They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.

(Mark 10:38) But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?

(Mark 10:39) And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

(Mark 10:40) But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

(Mark 10:41) And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John.

(Mark 10:42) But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.

(Mark 10:43) But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:

(Mark 10:44) And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

(Mark 10:45) For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

The Authority of Jesus

(Matthew 28:18) And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

(Matthew 28:19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

(Matthew 28:20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

How does God show His authority?

(Ephesians 5:1) Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

(Ephesians 5:2) And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.

Man wants authority over others, to control others, God sent Jesus, the Son of Man, to be a servant for man. To be a sacrifice for our sins so that we would not have to undergo the Judgment.

The kingship and lordship of Jesus, the Messiah, referred to in Isaiah

(Isaiah 9:6) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

(Isaiah 9:7) Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this

Jesus will establish and put in order His kingdom and government, through Judgment and Justice.

Both Islam and Christianity need to get back to what the Book says. Abraham would be saddened by what he would see from those who profess belief in God. Jesus was spoken of all through the Old Testament and is God's plan of redemption for mankind. If followers of God are going to follow Him, they need to move back to what the Book truly says and act as the God of Abraham expects.

During the Crusades, the Roman Catholic church used force, coercion and death to force Muslims to convert to Christianity. The God followed by Christianity at that time was a FALSE God. This is NOT the God of the Holy Bible.

On the other side, when Islam forces, coerces or uses threats of death unless you convert to Islam, then this religion is following the same FALSE God that the Roman Catholic Church followed during the Crusades.

In BOTH cases, neither religions are displaying the true character of the God of Abraham. God does not have a hateful character. Ask yourself, who has this kind of hateful, controlling, manipulating character? The answer is Satan.

God is Love... not Hate! --- Satan is Hate... not Love!

Dennis Triplett

Founder of Roadtobetterliving and Coronalwinds Radio.

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On a Final Note

If you do not know or have drifted away from God, please consider what I've written here. Satan mocks those who reject Jesus, knowing they will suffer the Second Death.

Remember, Belief Cannot Change Reality and the reality is that God exists and wants nothing more than to have a relationship with you through His Son Jesus. Please hearken to His call on your life.

If you do not have a relationship with Jesus, please consider turning your heart and life over to Christ...

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