This whole ordeal about the Muslims and how Catholics are defending them baffles me. What baffles me even more is that a good majority of these so called “Catholics” are the ones who believe in abortion, same sex marriage, etc. So their POV about the whole subject matter is really inconsequential because their opinion is null and void. I really want to confront those who are seemingly faithful Catholics who can support Muslims.
Now, I know what Jesus taught. He taught us the two most important commandments were love God and your neighbor (summed up version). Many of the arguments surrounding the “love of Muslims” is that Jesus said these two commandments are the most important. However, context is everything. And unless you are willing to look at everything that Jesus said, not just the stuff that supports your disillusioned belief, then it is again null and void.
This is kind of a long piece of Scripture: 2 John 1:6-12 – so I’ll just sum up the most important parts and please look up and read this, it is very enlightening. Jesus tells us that love is the most important commandment. John tells us though (while being influenced by the Holy Spirit) that there are people who are deceivers and will do so by failing to acknowledge Jesus Christ. And if they go beyond the teaching of Jesus Christ – then they do not have God with them. Here’s just a little glimpse into the Qur’an: 4:157 That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”;-but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. 4:171 O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not “Trinity”: desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. (Yikes! Don’t say the Trinity or Allah will not be happy!) Last but not least, Jesus in their belief will rise again as a follower of Muhamad and will kill all the infidels – all Christians, Jews, etc. unless of course you convert.
“Its okay though! They’re still our brothers and sisters, as long as they live a good life and are nice.” No they’re not!! John told us deceivers are in this world who will fail to acknowledge who Jesus is or who go beyond what Jesus taught. The Muslims acknowledge Jesus but they degrade everything that He stood for. They said that He wasn’t crucified, it was just an appearance, you can’t mention the Holy Trinity because that would be offensive to Allah and that Jesus will be a follower of Muhamad and will kill all the infidels who don’t convert. That right there is exactly what John was talking about. Whoever greets this person will share in his wicked activities. “If anyone comes to you bringing a different doctrine, you must not receive him into your house or even give him a greeting”, now that’s a pretty heavy statement. The Muslim religion teaches a completely different doctrine then that of Catholicism.
2 Corinthians 3:4 – And even though our gospel is veiled,* it is veiled for those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they may not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. The god of this age being satan who has casted the darkness upon those who do not believe in Jesus Christ. Their darkened hearts cannot see the beauty of the Gospel.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
“We instruct you, brothers, in the name of [our] Lord Jesus Christ, to shun any brother who conducts himself in a disorderly way and not according to the tradition they received from us.”
John 6: 53-54 53 Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats* my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.
These are just a few of the many passages that discuss the importance of having faith in Jesus Christ – without Him we are dead. It also teaches about the non-believers, those who either degrade Jesus or completely deny Him. The Muslims know Jesus, they just don’t believe in His divinity, His teachings or His crucifixion. Being a follower of Jesus Christ isn’t easy, it shouldn’t be. But when it becomes so perverted by what people want to believe as opposed to what is actually there – then it becomes dangerous. It’s dangerous because souls are at stake here. This isn’t just a regular well lets disagree about whether green or red apples are better. This is a time when we have to embrace what the true teachings of Jesus are and not the ones that make us feel good. Heaven isn’t attained by those who stand with the world but rather by those who are willing to defy the world in order to bring the message of Jesus Christ.
Take my hand and guide me through this battle,
Help me to spread the message of Your Light.
Give me the strength to stand in Your word,
To fully embrace the teachings that bring salvation.