22 August 2007

The Quran Curses Christians

Muslims are very zealous. They arise in protest whenever they perceive that their religion is dishonoured.

On the other hand, most Christians are totally apathetic. We have learned, perhaps, that there is no place for violence and coercion in religion. But we have gone to the opposite extreme. We decided not to speak the truth anymore lest we offend someone’s religious sentiments.

How should we react to Islam’s denial of our blessed Saviour? The Quran states: “The Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them” (Sura 9:30), or, in another translation, “Allah’s curse be on them.”

If you call yourself a Christian, aren’t you offended by those words? Should we respond by assuring the Muslims that they worship the same God that we worship? Isn’t that a lie? God the Father blesses, while Allah curses us, for our faith in the Son.

We should listen to our Master’s command and bless those who curse us. We must speak the truth in love. Muslims need to hear that Jesus is not merely a prophet. He is the eternal Son of God, the only Saviour of the world.