Jesus means so much more

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This is in response to I.A. Jilan’s letter (“Jesus prominent in Quran,” June 5). In the Bible from John 16: 23-24, Jesus said, “Most assuredly I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name, He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

While Jesus may be considered as prominent in the Quran, in the Bible He is God.

God is spirit and His fullness dwells in Jesus. Who walked in the garden? Who spoke to Abraham before He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? Who is the one who died for us and took the punishment that we deserved and yet was raised from the dead? Jesus is the correct answer for all the questions.

As a child of God, we can pray directly to God in the name of the Lord Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. In John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Without the Jesus of the Bible then we are condemned.

While the Quran may consider Jesus as prominent, we Bible believers consider Him as everything.

Michael Watts

Augusta

Jesus prominent in Quran

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Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 06/24/12 - 06:23 am
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And what of his politics?

You should know that he taught sustainable living and sharing with the less fortunate. Christianity is, in fact, a proto-socialist movement, and to deny that is to deny scripture itself. Would you care to speak to that? How do you plan to vote this fall?

agustinian
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agustinian 06/24/12 - 07:11 am
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Jesus Left That to Ceasar

I never understood why people look to the Bible to learn who to vote for. If the government takes your money to care for the poor, the homeless, and the misbegotten -- then you no longer have to do that as an act of charity. Isn't it the voluntary act of giving to those less fortunate that makes you charitable?
Didn't Jesus say "render unto Ceasar . . ." So let's not confuse the charity in the Bible with Ceasar's taxing policy and the welfare society.

faithson
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faithson 06/24/12 - 07:21 am
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western christianity

Without the Jesus of the Bible then we are condemned. One of those westernizations of the christian religion so many in the world stumble on.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/24/12 - 11:26 am
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Christianity isn't a

Christianity isn't a proto-socialist movement (how naive), it a evolutionary altruistic meme. It doesn't promote "the state" or a collective but just the oppostie-the individual. It encourages people to fight their biological basic instincts for survivial, war, and violence and encourages love, peace, and sharing to aid those in need. But it isn't the giving itself-it is your heart in giving. The bible states if your heart is wrong then even the best of intentions and acts is like trash before God. It isn't works, it isn't your actions (remember David was a murderer and adulterer and the apple of God's eye), it is your heart in your actions. The bible encourages everyone to work, be honest, aid others, love your enemies, and a bunch of other stuff many of you see as hoopla. Powerful stuff though because for the last 2000-10,000 years it has molded history and is a lot bigger than all of us.

Jane18
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Jane18 06/24/12 - 02:40 pm
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Michael's letter

You are correct! And Bizkit, your comments are very good, except David wasn't a murderer. He sent Bathsheba's husband to the front lines of the war that was going on, and as they say, the rest is history...........

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 06/24/12 - 10:01 pm
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Don't understand why folks

Don't understand why folks who know so little about Christianity love to explain it to us. Proto-socialism? No way.

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jic 06/25/12 - 11:21 am
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I don't understand
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why socialism is the new scapegoat now that communism and fascism are perceived as dead horses. A lot of Americans have given their lives in Europe defending socialist nations against tyrants. You may not like socialism but it isn't the "great evil" it's made out to be. I don't understand why so many folks claim to know so much about Christianity that they feel a need to beat the rest of us over the head about it every day in this paper. Howcan, look in the mirror. It will be a long time, if ever, that humanity is willing to "sell everything you own and give it to the poor, and follow me." The result being a commune of itinerants imitated by Sts. Francis and Benedict and countless others who depended on the kindness of strangers and shared everything they had or produced equally among themselves and finally became productive enough to provide schools and health clinics for the surrounding communities. Call it proto-socialism or perhaps communism but it was anything BUT our system of winner-take-all. And as long as our hearts don't produce that lifestyle, church hierarchies, governments or corporations will gladly step in to serve whatever purpose pleases them. The wisdom of "no man is an island" is the result of many generations of suffering under the iron fist of oppressors and its clear very few people here recognize their oppressors yet.

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