Christians, Muslims, Jews — Stop Fighting!
"Christianity, Islam, Judaism Are 3 Sister Religions"
By Askin Ozcan
Koran also states : "All the religions of God are of equal value, on the face of the earth. In the other world, the only religion is Islam (meaning the religion of peace, as "slm" in Arabic is "peace", Islam , "the religion of "peace", Muslim is a person who believs in "peace"). Koran forbids all kinds of terrorism and says "The best "jihad" is the one done by education.
Throughout the history, mankind have fought wars, mostly for economic reasons, often using their ignorance and differences in their religions, as an excuse. In modern times, wars are being fought to drive the share prices of the weapon industries and have control of oil rich regions, in addition to the ignorance about the God's religions. Conflicts and wars have been fought not only among the believers of God's various religions, but also among the different groups within the same religion.
The Old Testament, The New Testament, The Koran all preach the same values such as: "Belief in one God, in God's angels, in God's prophets; Belief in peace, justice and love, in humility, self control, in respect for truth, knowledge, beauty; and not to murder, not to lie, not to steal, not to commit adultery; to pray to God for his benevolence and to forgive our sins; to love one's neighbor as one loves himself..." Where are the differences? Differences are in the minds, not in the books. The Psalms, The Old Testament, The New Testament, The Koran and the Mormon's book are the different volumes of the same encyclopaedia sent by God. Even the Budhists mean God, when they say "Nirvana". Religions have been exploited by the rulers, profiteers, throughout the history, and ignorance is at the base of this exploitation. An educated person does not hate the other religions of God, if he knows his own religion. The Holy Koran says "All those who believe in God are brethern." The Holy Bible says , "Those who believe in God by their heart, are brethern."
In the Orthodox Bible, Jesus says : "Do not pray to me, but pray to the Father!" By father he means the almighty God. If he believed he was the God himself, he would say, "Pray to me!" Jesus had the God's spirit in him, he was the God's word on earth and God's prophet. Koran says : "Talk to the Christians and the Jews. Tell them your God is also our God, as God is One. Propose to them to build an Abraham's Nation altogether. If they accept, they will be doing the best and the most beautiful."
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