The Muslim’s Best Friend
Who is the Muslim’s best friend? It might surprise you what Muhammad wrote in the Quran: “NEAREST AMONG THEM IN LOVE to the believers wilt thou find those who say, ‘WE ARE CHRISTIANS.’” (Quran, Surah 5:82).
Why would Christians be your best, most loving friends? Muhammad gave the reason why he wrote that: “Nearest among them in love to the Believers wilt thou find those who say, ‘We are Christians’: BECAUSE amongst these are men DEVOTED TO LEARNING and men WHO HAVE RENOUNCED THE WORLD, and they are NOT ARROGANT.” (Quran, Surah 5:82).
It impressed Muhammad that Christians are devoted to learning.
Christians are told to check out everything that they hear, to see if it is really true. “These were MORE NOBLE… in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and SEARCHED the SCRIPTURES DAILY, WHETHER THOSE THINGS WERE SO” (Holy Bible, Acts 17:11, KJV). Are you reading the Bible daily, to learn the truth?
It impressed Muhammad that Christians renounce the world.
The word renounce means, “to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further” (Merriam-Webster’s 11th Collegiate Dictionary). Christians are taught to live differently than the world. “LOVE NOT THE WORLD, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (Holy Bible, 1 John 2:15). “That ye PUT OFF concerning the former conversation THE OLD MAN, WHICH IS CORRUPT according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye PUT ON THE NEW MAN, which after God is created in righteousness and TRUE HOLINESS” (Holy Bible, Ephesians 4:22-24, KJV).
This holiness of life is the natural outcome of a life given to the diligent study of the Bible. “The FEAR of the LORD is the beginning of WISDOM: and the KNOWLEDGE of the HOLY is UNDERSTANDING” (Holy Bible, Proverbs 9:10, KJV).
It impressed Muhammad that Christians are not arrogant.
The word arrogant means, “disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth or importance” (Merriam-Webster’s 11th Collegiate Dictionary). There is no way to even become a Christian, without first humbling yourself. “And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall HUMBLE HIMSELF AS THIS LITTLE CHILD, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Holy Bible, Matthew 18:2-4, KJV).
The Christian’s knowledge of the Bible, willingness to forsake the world, and humility, was what caused Muhammad to say that Christians were their most loving friends. That is because a friend who loves you, will TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
Will you listen to the truth?
Jesus said, “LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you…” (Holy Bible, Matthew 5:44, KJV). Plotting to kill people who do not agree with you is sin. Will you repent of your hatred?
Jesus Christ is the prophesied Son of God that would come. “For unto us A CHILD IS BORN, unto us A SON IS GIVEN: …and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, THE MIGHTY GOD, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Holy Bible, Isaiah 9:6, KJV). “For GOD so loved the world, that he GAVE his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Holy Bible, John 3:16, KJV).
Do you wish that you had TRUE PEACE in your heart right now? Only the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ, can give that to you. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you, and LEARN OF ME; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall FIND REST UNTO YOUR SOULS” (Holy Bible, Matthew 11:29, KJV). Repent of your unbelief, and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Jesus said, “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS” (Holy Bible, John 4:22, KJV). You will never find salvation through pride and trust in your family line. “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were NOT REDEEMED with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received BY TRADITION FROM YOUR FATHERS; BUT WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (Holy Bible, 1 Peter 1:18-19, KJV).
TURN to the LORD JESUS CHRIST right now, and ask Him to FORGIVE you, and to CLEANSE you, and to SAVE you.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God; Creator of heaven and earth. He is God Almighty in the flesh: Master, Savior, and Messiah. He died on the cross for you, and gave His pure, sinless blood to pay your sin debt. The Lord Jesus Christ arose from the grave the third day, proving that His blood fully paid for your sins. To be saved, you must CALL upon Him from your HEART. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD JESUS, and shalt BELIEVE in thine HEART that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be SAVED.” “For whosoever shall CALL upon the NAME of the LORD shall be SAVED” (Holy Bible, Romans 10:9,13, KJV).
After we ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save us, then God instructs us to openly confess Him by getting baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When we go under the water, it pictures death to the old life of sin, and when we come up out of the water, it pictures a new life serving the Lord Jesus Christ.
Yes, I just asked the Lord Jesus Christ to save me, and I desire to now live for Him.
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