I have an urgency to write to you because time is of the essence. Especially in these times we are living in today.
Firstly, I have not targeted this specific day (Eid) to write this message, neither do I think it so courageous to be here writing these words. Truth is, I have been writing this post since March —when God impressed upon my heart the desire to write it. Anyway, it doesn’t really matter the date of publishing. What matters is truth. Truth: I thank God, is not relative; it does not change, it remains absolute— yesterday, today and tomorrow.
I am afraid. Yes, I have a healthy fear of sharing with you the deep, deep, deep love of the Lord Jesus Christ. But nonetheless, I will not shy away.
Perhaps you have found yourself here out of curiosity, maybe to find out what heretics are written here. But be sure, there are no heretics— only the truth.
I will not pretend to know much about the Qur’an… (Though I have read several Surah’s so to this extent, I know some things.)
Yet still, I find I have no authority to instruct you over a book I know so little about or have taken limited time to study myself. And so for that reason, I shall leave that to those (ex-muslims and non-muslims alike) who have done the extensive studies themselves and are not shying away from presenting the hard truths of the hadiths and the Qur’an to muslims all over the world.
Why I am writing you today, however, is to tell you one truth I know: heart, mind, body and soul— that Jesus loves you deeply, profoundly, utterly, recklessly and without reservations.
Imagine the Almighty God, loving you and me so much— and seeing us all (mankind) heading for death, hell and the grave. Then, the Almighty God leaving His throne, His power, His angels, His glory and coming into this corrupt world so as to identify with us, experience the joys, pains, and sufferings of life with us, and finally, taste death, hell and the grave for us so that we would never experience it ourselves. He did that for me and for you.
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
If this is not love, I do not know what is.
I know a couple of people who love me here on earth with all their hearts. But none would be willing to go through torturous sufferings (without cursing God or the tormentors) and even death for me. None!
Sure, many muslims say God is not weak! God cannot die. That is true! But God emptied Himself completely, laid down all His glory and power, stepped out of heaven and into the confines of time, and chose to come into the world as a man because He loved you and me that much! He is God anyway, He can do whatever He pleases.
However, what baffles me the most is that He pleased to be a man; choosing to have a mortal body that was susceptible to death so that He would take upon Himself the death penalty (the curse of God) which was rightfully man’s (the dregs of the dregs—who was and still is undeserving to this day); to redeem us all (whosoever would believe in Him and in His name), for we all were heading to hell— each and everyone of us.
And after His death, He was buried. But He rose from the dead on the third day; defeating, death, hell and the grave.
Jesus said, whoever would believe in Him, He would grant eternal life and the Holy Spirit of God would indwell him/her; leading him/her to all truth: directing, convicting, giving purpose and meaning, and helping him/her throughout all of life.
This is what is called grace.
We as human beings did not deserve it. We deserved eternal death, fire and brimstone, hell and the grave. But God, rich in love and mercy, took our penalty (the curse of death) for us. Thus, we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not by the works we do by our own accord or efforts. God has declared in the scriptures, that our own works/righteousness are as filthy rags in His sight. And we dare not stand before a holy God in our own ‘good deeds or righteousness.’
I am writing this to you from my heart because I do not know how else to express it. Again, not because I think myself to be so brave or desire to get into a debate between what the Qur’an teaches or what the Bible teaches. No!
You may laugh, read scornfully, be intrigued, think I am beside myself, wonder at the audacity, share the post for a jest with somebody. You are even justified to doubt and question my motives; why should you trust these words against what you have known to be true all your life? Yet still, I tell you from my heart that Jesus Christ loves you deeply, profoundly, utterly, recklessly and without reservations.
Consequently, I am not asking you to forsake your religion and follow Jesus blindly because I cannot even begin to fathom the cost it would take to abandon your faith to follow Jesus. This is not a light matter at all! However, it is indeed a weighty matter nonetheless; one between eternal life and eternal death!
I am only asking you to seek God with a humble heart over this matter. Ask the living God who hears all prayers whether uttered loudly or silently, whispered or spoken in heart, whether they be a Muslim’s, a Buddhist’s or a Christian’s. Ask the LIVING God to guide you to the truth. He will lead you to the truth Himself. I promise it. He has vowed it!
However, be assured that when He does lead you to the truth, it might cost you everything! Maybe not as much as it cost God to demonstrate His love: both for you and for me, but it will cost you for sure!
Matthew 10 (Jesus Speaking)
34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword [division].
35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’;
36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’
37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
Even so, the cost can never be anything in comparison to the joy of knowing the truth and having Jesus as Lord and Savior. Because He is the ONLY one who is able to give meaning and purpose to all our lives.
This is all I have to say to you for now and this is where I shall end my letter.
May the Almighty God, lead and guide you to all truth regarding Himself and a true and genuine relationship with Himself.
Okay… Let’s just be honest, whenever most people hear anything about religion, their first reaction and instinct is probably to cringe or brush off the whole matter entirely.
Why? Most likely because it is a subject that is associated with extreme cases of fanaticism, it brings about a lot of conflicts and controversies, and even offends easily.
Religion is famously known for: manipulation, stagnation, repression, ignorance, bigotry and is too often a threat to liberty. And rightly so. I do agree. With that said, I recommend you to read two of my posts as well as encourage you to do a personal, extensive, and honest research on your own regarding this matter. Why?
As intellectuals (critical thinkers), I believe we owe it to ourselves to interrogate, examine, and ask hard questions regarding matters touching on faith rather than choosing to ignore them or even worse— follow blind faith. Click here for the first post.
Who speaks the truth with regards to a genuine, sincere and true relationship with God? Is it Buddha? Mohammed? Jesus? Zoroaster? Confucius? Joseph Smith? Guru Nanak? Krishna? Among others? Find out on this second post:
My heart overflows with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalms 45:1
Thank you for reading this blog. Feel free to share it with others whenever and wherever.🙂
Love the heart of GOD through you in sharing the Good News of JESUS as Savior for all who will believe…
I pray that God uses this post to reach to any Muslim who will desire to know the truth. Of late, I have had a heart for ministering and praying for muslims to experience the love of Jesus Christ in their lives. May God lead them to the truth and open their eyes to see the light of Christ.
Thank you for your constant support :))