Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Here are three testimonies of Muslims who had revelations and visions of Jesus Christ.
The first is Afshin Javid, an Iranian who joined Hezbollah Jihad in order to please Allah. Jesus Christ came to him in prison and said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
The second is Jerry Rassamni, a Druse Muslim, born in Lebanon. He read the Bible and realized that there are many names of Allah in the Quran, but not one is about love and not one is Father. Jerry saw the futility of hatred and warfare.
The third is Zak Gariba, a Nigerian Imam. He says God spoke to him, “Your parents forsook you, I will be there for you” and “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
In the Bible, the first great commandment to a human being who had understanding and the power of choice was to Cain, where the Lord told him to “do what is right” (Gen. 4:7). The problem was Cain’s attitude, and the hatred, pride, envy, and violence in his heart. God told him that all he had to do to get what he wanted in life was to do what he knew down deep to be right, but Cain refused. As a result, he became alienated from his family and what should have been his inheritance.
Jesus brought us another commandment that could change the world. He said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” He also said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Remember Muslims, God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob is the ancestor of the Jews, but Abraham and Isaac are the ancestors of much of the Middle East. Remember Israelis, that the commands to do what is right and love your neighbor as yourself apply to Jews, Christians, and all mankind. When people have no land to live on, meager water, food, medicine, and building materials, there is nothing left for them but to make war. They have nothing to lose. On the other hand, a religion that glorifies death will never inspire the worshipers to build a decent life here on earth for ordinary citizens. Killing is easy. A monkey can do it. Building a society takes brains. But only God can change a heart and fill it with peace rather than war.