I have some problems with your view because you seem to be accusing God your
creator rather than heeding His word.
1) The reason why Israel was to kill the tribes in Canaan was because they
were engaging in human sacrifices and even if they killed only the adults,
the children would grow up to do the same, so it seems to me God's reasoning
2) God obviously considers adultery quite horrendous even to the point of
stoning under the law. We are reminded of this today. Apparently, it was
happening so much then, this was the only option.
"If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the
woman must be put to death" (Lev. 20.10).
3) Women not allowed to speak in church meetings was like you said,
conducive of the times. Women were quite emotional in church meetings and
raising a ruckus across the isles. Eve sinned first and was beguiled by the serpent
whereas man sinned in his affection for Eve. Women in those days were not
considered credible witnesses. This was not always going to be the case.
Just this past century women can vote. But it troubles me to cover women so
you can't even see their face in Islam because of the rampant sinfulness of
Islamic men. Two evils don't make a right. If Islamic men gave their lives
to Christ and died on the cross with Christ (becoming a child of God) they
would have power over their flesh to stop raping women. Just like false
Roman Catholic priests who are pedophiles.
4) Regarding the bald man Elijah and the mauling of 42 children, I think you
have a double standard with your valuing context. The context is Elijah is
surrounded in a town of pagan worshippers and he is the most spiritual man
in the world at the time, yet children or teenagers in Israel are mocking
him and berating him. If children grow up with this attitude, Israel is lost
forever. God had no choice but to respond.
5) The New Testament was written in the first century, so referencing Nicene
in 325 AD is irrelevant. So when Paul said in 1 Cor. 15, Gal. 1 & 2 he met
the apostles who told him they saw Jesus resurrected in various group
settings this proves Jesus is God. Peter confirms this in Peter. Jude
confirms this in Jude. James confirms this in James. Matthew in Matthew.
John in John. Mark knew Peter and Paul. Luke traveled with Paul. Luke wrote
Acts and said Acts was part two of his writings. Luke was the first part of
his writings, therefore, even earlier. They went to their
deaths as martyrs, but do people die for something they know is a lie? They
truly believed they saw Jesus alive from the dead.
6) Jesus said the sign of Jonah and raising His body on the third day would
be the greatest sign He is God. This poses a problem, because Jesus said he
would die, yet according to the Qur'an he did not. That makes him a false
prophet, not a true prophet, but the Koran says he is a true prophet. It is
in the contradiction we find out who is telling the truth. Jesus would also
be caught in a lie because he said to the disciples he was resurrected. And
it also makes the disciples liars because they said they saw him
resurrected, but obviously they couldn't really believe that if they saw
Jesus all beaten up, scourged down to the bone, blood pouring out of his
head, a chest cavity drained of blood and water from the spear. Jesus would
have lied yet again, since he claimed he was God when according to the
he was not. He also lied giving the appearance of being sinless, but no mere man
has never not sinned. I just don't know how the disciples go to their deaths
as martyrs for the resurrection claim if they didn't truly believe their
eyewitness accounts in
seeing Jesus resurrected and His claim He is God.
7) If Allah deceived the disciples
into thinking Jesus died and resurrected, isn't Allah a liar? For the
disciples had every impression Jesus died, and they died for the resurrection of Jesus as proof
of His deity and claim of being God.
The church fathers record their deaths. James, in Scripture, was the
first Apostle to be put to death and Paul had near death experiences
several times before his final martyrdom in 65 AD under Neronian
8) What basis six centuries later does Surah 4:157 in the Koran have to
say Jesus didn't die on the cross? No credible scholars do history that
9) Why do you misconstrue the sin of Adam being Eve's fault? Adam sinned
of his own volition. Someone did sin first. That is the law of cause and
effect. That's reality. Women don't come out in any worse light, for
both sin just as much.
10) It would seem there was a practical reason for men to administer the
Church while women were giving birth to 10 or 20 children and tend to
take care of the children more with such large families. Adam
sinned knowingly because of his affection for Eve whereas Eve was
beguiled directly by Satan. Who should take more authority in the
church? Man or woman? Christ is the head and man is head of the
household. He is the breadwinner.
11) The Qur'an actually says many times this land was given to the
children of Israel, the chosen people, so why don't Muslims adhere to
that? Therefore, it does not
belong to the newly created identity of Palestinians. The Romans in 130
AD rebuilt Jerusalem they had destroyed in 70 AD. It was rebuilt as a
pagan city dedicated to the god of Jupiter. They built the temple on
Temple Mount. The Jews fought back and were successful for awhile, but
the Romans brought in legions to finish them off. They killed a half a
million people which was another holocaust against the Jews. The Romans
renamed the land Palestina.
The name was changed but it was still all Jews living in the land. There
were no Arabs at that time. The Jews were dwindled down to practically
nothing. So it would seem to me the motivation of Muslims today is
ill-gotten. In 1956 Muslim leaders were saying there was no such thing
as Palestine or Palestinians, then in 1964 their tune changed. Abraham
was a Chaldean. His wife was an Egyptian. They entered the land of
Canaan. How is that Palestinian?
12) The United Nations declared the Jews may have a strip of land and
the Arabs were told on radio to get out to provide them that small
amount of space. The Arabs did not listen and decided to fight. Israel
had a right to defend itself and from further incursions by creating a
buffer zone of protection from the constant attacks determined to
destroy Israel. Muslims are not abiding the UN Resolution, because they
know it is a prophecy of the God of the Bible being fulfilled and irks
Muslims to no end. Islam is a religion of antichrist. You can't keep
attacking Israel, otherwise Israel will continue to get more land as a
buffer zone, and the prophecy will eventually be totally fulfilled.
"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
15.18). "I will drive
them out little by little ahead of you
until you have become numerous and take possession of the land. I will
set your borders from the Red Sea [Gulf of Aqaba], and from the
wilderness to the Mediterranean Sea [the Sea of the Philistines], and
from the wilderness to
the Euphrates River. I
will place the inhabitants of the land under your control, and you will
drive them out ahead of you. You must not make a covenant with them or
their gods. They must not remain in your land, or else they will make
you sin against Me. If you worship their gods it will be a snare for
you" (Ex. 23.30-33). Israel is sinning by continually appeasing by
giving up the Gaza strip and other portions they had held in recent
Arabs don't want to abide in the UN Resolution and do not want to heed
the injustice of the Romans stealing this land from Israel to restore
justice, nor listen to God's promises in the word of God that this land
belongs to Israel. The purpose of Israel is not to kill Palestinians
like God wanted Israel to do in Canaan, but God's providence is at work,
because of the sinfulness of Arabs rejecting Christ. God is using Israel
to not just fulfill His promise but certainly to come at a time when
Muslims are doing evil acts in the world or having the capacity for
those evil acts such as siding with Hitler against the Jews, attacking
Israel every 5 years, trying to push Israel into the sea, covering their
women when they did not do so in previous centuries, suicide mass
murderers, and flying planes into buildings.
It is estimated by some intelligent agencies that Muslims have 7 to 10 dirty nukes in United States
right now as we speak (August, 2009), and their plan is set them off all
at once. Satan the great Restrainer is restraining them from doing so. I
am not sure what Satan is waiting for. Pray for revelation. God knows the evil
the Muslim who wants to conquer the world by the sword all the while
saying he doesn't want to. The double standards expose the Muslim. Whereas
God of the Bible will conquer not at the hands of Christians, but when
Jesus returns in Person. The actions of Islam
speak loud and clear in their hostility to Christ. It all starts with
rejecting the word of God and calling Jesus and the disciples liars.
This is a matter of conscience. The Muslim doesn't have a conscience
the land belongs to
whom it was stolen from.
It was stolen from Israel. It was not stolen from Muslims. In 130 AD it
was changed and there was yet another dispersion. Israel could return at the appropriate time of the iniquity
of the Muslims reaching their fullness. Palestinians were not called
Palestinians until years after Israel entered the land. Subsequent UN
Resolutions are conditional upon the Arabs recognizing Israel which they
are unwilling to do. So therefore, Israel has not violated those
If a Muslim becomes a Christian, he is safe for a time. But in Saudi
Arabia, his head is cut off. That's the law. No Jew is allowed in
Saudi Arabia. Christian churches in Egypt and Pakistan are afraid when a
Muslim gets saved and comes into their congregation, because the
reaction is usually a bomb then they have relocate rebuild elsewhere.