For some reason today .. I am asking a question because of many posts I read on #Facebook and what people say about #Muslims .. and references I myself have made many times .. so I ask? .. IS A MUSLIM .. a person? .. a faith? .. a religion? Muslims are people correct? .. People who follow or practice Islam, which defined is a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. Muslims consider the Quran, their holy book, to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet and messenger .. Muhammad
Among the Islamic states are: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Mauritania, Oman, and Yemen. Other states where Islam is the politically defined state religion are: Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Algeria, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Somalia and Brunei.
SO I ASK … IS A MUSLIM a person, a faith or a religion?
Definition “A” .. a Muslim who believes that Islam is the complete and universal primordial faith that was revealed to them and consider the Quran in its original Arabic to be the unaltered and final revelation of God.
Here, in a nutshell, is the one great purpose of Jesus coming to earth. And it is echoed throughout the New Testament in different ways and with different words – but all with the same meaning and thought.
Why did Jesus come? —- Jesus came to save sinners!!! OK .. what color sinners? .. what race of sinners or peoples?
Luke 19 [NIRV] Zacchaeus the Tax Collector
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man named Zacchaeus lived there. He was a chief tax collector and was very rich. 3 Zacchaeus wanted to see who Jesus was. But he was a short man. He could not see Jesus because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree. He wanted to see Jesus, who was coming that way.
Jesus reached the spot where Zacchaeus was. He looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, come down at once. I must stay at your house today.” So Zacchaeus came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
All the people saw this. They began to whisper among themselves. They said, “Jesus has gone to be the guest of a sinner. ”
But Zacchaeus stood up. He said, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of what I own to those who are poor. And if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay it back. I will pay back four times the amount I took.”
Jesus said to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to your house. You are a member of Abraham’s family line. The Son of Man came to look for the lost and save them.”
SO I ASK AGAIN … IS A PERSON OF MUSLIM ORIGINS a person, a faith or a religion — and if they convert to CHRISTIANITY .. what are they then?
Definition “B” .. what do you call a Muslim who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour? .. and believes that the Bible is the inerrant Word of the Most High God [Elyon] (Biblical Hebrew עליון; Masoretic ʿElyōn) is an epithet of the God of the Israelites in the Hebrew Bible. ʾĒl ʿElyōn is usually rendered in English as “God Most High”, and similarly in the Septuagint as ὁ Θεός ὁ ὕψιστος (“God the highest”).. would these now be Christian Muslims, Muslim Christians, Muslims of a Higher Order?