"And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand." (Daniel 8:25)
September 28, 2011 David Byrd
Islam, Judaism - Tolerance Could Lead to Democracy, Peace
The debate over Palestinian statehood continues with Israel and the Palestinian authority laying claim to parts of what has traditionally been called the Holy Land or the Land of Promise.
But what role does faith play in the current political debate? And is there hope that believers of two Abrahamic faiths can reach a compromise?
For insight on those questions, we talked to Georgetown University professor John L. Esposito, the director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He says that though Judaism and Islam share some tenets, the argument over the land, particularly areas like the West Bank and East Jerusalem, is more political and socio-economic, not religious.
As for the "Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding", the following should be enough to warn against such unequal yoking with a religion that denies both the sonship and deity of Jesus Christ and His crucifixion for our sins:
"Don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14)
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal is in need of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ like all of us; his "Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding" is no substitute for the grace of God through the precious shed blood of Jesus on the cross for our sins.
Islam is not an alternate route to Heaven, only an HOV lane on the highway to Hell.
Allah lied. People died.