Don and Judy Laib: Teaching of the Quran
April 7, 2010
To the editor:
We really like the town and area of Craig. The people, as a whole, are friendly and willing to do anything for you. It definitely has a small-town feel. Therefore, we are very proud of this community.
Craig already has plenty of trouble with drinking and drugs. We don't need to be inviting more difficulties.
Pastor Bob Woods, you admit there is a lot you don't know about Islam.
Here are some truths you can stand on.
We heard an ex-Muslim, from the Middle East, who has become a true believer of Jesus Christ, say there is more to the Islamic religion than is being revealed to the general public. He also said there are two Qurans, yes two. One that Islams follow and another that they reveal to the general public, which is very different.
This latter one is written to lead you to believe they love everyone, whereas the one they go by teaches hatred toward Jews and Christians. This is the one the jihad groups also follow.
This same ex-Muslim said there is no comparison between the religion of Islam and being a true Christian. He added that Islam is full of bondage, unrest and hatred. And, since he became a follower of Jesus, he is no longer under any more bondage, but walks in freedom.
The unrest has been replaced with peace and he now loves all mankind.
We also heard an American missionary doctor, who spent 17 years in Pakistan, say most Muslims will say anything they think you want to hear to get what they want and try to win you over.
We can and should love these people, but that doesn't mean we need to join ranks with them.
The only thing that would ever, and could ever, lead to a knowledgeable and peaceful world would be through people realizing they need a savior, and then acting on it by asking Jesus Christ into their lives and asking Him to forgive their sins and go on and grow in Him.
It's a personal relationship with Jesus that brings peace, fulfillment and joy. When troubles come, you have a loving and caring redeemer who walks you through it if we trust Him.
This is what true Christianity is all about.
Islam and Christianity are not just alike. Nothing could be further from the truth. Christianity is based on a personal relationship with a loving and living Lord. Islamic beliefs are based on a relationship with a dead leader and man-made rules and regulations.
Not all are trying to find salvation. Some are not interested. Others of us have already found it in Jesus Christ. In our home, we have a total of 74 years walking with our Savior. We wouldn't trade a day of it for a religion that has no life or hope.
Salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ and not of works as stated in Ephesians 2:8-9.
Don and Judy Laib