Posted by: rshalomw | December 27, 2008


Imagine if the following verses would be put into the Quran.  There would be no beheadings,no hands cut off, no sharia law,no genital mutilation, no wife beatings, no women inequality,no jihad, no suicide bombers, no suppression of free speech, no suppression of the freedom of the Press, no victim mentality, no hatred,  and no vengeance.

1. Matthew [Mattityahu in Hebrew] 22:39 

‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (NIV)

2. Matthew 6:15 

But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.  (NIV)

3.  Matthew 5: 43-45  43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you: Love your enemies[b] and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  (NIV)

4. 1 John [Yochanan in Hebrew] 4:  7-9   7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son[a] into the world that we might live through him.  (NIV)

5.   1 Corinthians 13:  4-7  4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres  (NIV)

 6.  Colossians 3:10-12  

10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.  (NIV)

12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  (NIV)

7.  Matthew 3:9  

9Blessed are the peacemakers,
      for they will be called sons of God.

8.  Romans 12:19  

19Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[a]says the Lord.  (NIV) Tags: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


  1. I appreciate what you had to say here. Having recently been in Afghanistan myself, I’d like to invite you to my latest blog posting, ‘Is Democracy Enough?’ at My own upcoming book, Veiled Freedom, set in Afghanistan and scheduled for release May, 2009, with Tyndale House Publishers, explores just what is the true Source of freedom–and its cost. I’d love to hear back from you.

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