To pursue your own happiness, you need the foundation of two values. Continue reading
I’m a radical believer in God’s radical grace. It gives me freedom. A critic could claim I advocate sloppy living. But then I could call the critic legalistic. How do we balance the two? Let’s do a Bible study to get some insight.
I have often heard that imperative or command, and so have you (Matt. 7:1-5 and Luke 6:37-42). It’s supposed to end all debate. It seems at first glance to make Christianity beautiful, but for the thinking person, it falls into disrepute; how the imperative is thrown around seems unrealistic and foolish.
The first, quick nine points of this practical, how-to article is for everyone, believer or unbeliever, so it’s about common or “everybody” or general grace. The tenth point is a bonus: it’s about saving or special grace.
After my mother died in 1994, I found her mother’s handwritten family history. It pointed me to the right states, counties and dates for her grandparents, who lived before and after the Civil War (1861-1865)–the Great Divide.
To spell out the differences between the two persons is to clarify the differences between Christianity and Islam. The points are real and relevant today.
Each point is linked to original Islamic sources like the Quran or to articles that explain these sources. These points prove that these laws are bad for all societies and need to be scrapped in the modern world. This post updates the one at Jihad Watch in 2012.
This article is Part 16 in the series on sharia.
Dateline: 25 September 1703: Servant John Noyse stole a watch, etc. and had to be punished. But how? This short primary source is perfect for students and teachers and other researchers