2. ISLAM, JEWS AND THE MESSIAH (Freedom and true religion)
The problem is not in understanding the individual Islamist, but Islam itself! Traditional
Islam requires of the Muslim that he work to bind the whole world with the same faith which
binds him to Islam's rule. He believes it to be Allah's will that the whole world be subjected
to Islamic Sharia Law, willingly or unwillingly, with all men subjected to the culture of Islam
wherein, for 'believer' and 'unbeliever' alike, there is to be no separation of religion and state.
(See Article 17)
(1) In October 2005, Indonesian Muslim Cleric Abu Bakar Bashir said, "If they (Westerners) want to have peace, they have to accept to be governed by Islam."
(2) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said in a speech aired on the Arab satellite network Al Jazeera and filed by a BNP news team on 4th May 2006, "Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades. And, Europe...and America...should agree to become Islamic in the course of time, or else declare war on the Muslims."
(See Article 17)
So, herein emerges the challenge: If the 'Unbeliever' is to remain free from the fetters of
Islam, he must work now, peacefully, to free the Islamist from Islam itself. Only then,
might all men be enabled to freely seek the One True God, free from the threat of Islamic rule.
(See also: Article 3, Article 17 & Article 25)
So, how is it possible to set the Muslim free from Islam?
There is only one answer, and that answer is in Judaeo-Christian history and tradition when God set aside the Jewish people as His 'chosen ones', for it was to be from them that His 'Chosen One', the Messiah, was to be born ; the Messiah Who was to come, in due time, of the Judaic line, as Saviour to all the peoples of the world, to fulfil God's promise to Abraham that he would be father, not only to the twelve tribes of Jacob (Israel) (Genesis 35:22-26) through his son Isaac and to the twelve Arabic tribes through his son Ishmael, (Genesis 17:20 and 25:12-16) but he would be father to all who, throughout the ages, were to freely become the spiritual Children of God from among all the nations of the world, till the end of time, in numbers as uncountable as "the stars in the heavens and the sands of the seashore." (Genesis 12:1-3; 17:1-7; 15,16 & 19; 22:1-18) Each person 'saved' could only come to be in that number through the selfless saving power of the Jewish Messiah who allowed Himself to be sacrificed on the Cross in atonement for the sins of all men since time began, until its end.
("Atonement" = "At-one-ment" = Sinful, repentant man reconciled with his offended Creator.)
The Judaic Messiah fulfils and completes God's plan and His promise to Abraham. This is why the religion of the Messiah is the only true religion as established and verified, in the Judaeo-Christian Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in which the Messiah is the prime focus, purpose and message. He alone is Saviour and Reconciler. (1 John 4:14; Acts 4:12; Ps.71:17) He said Himself, "No one can come to the Father except by Me." (John:14:6)
It is the Ancient Scriptures which the Koran claims to "confirm" in 2:85-101; 5:48 & 10:37 which testify the Kingdom of God Religion of the Messiah (Luke 1:32,33 & Articles 10,11,13) shall continue as the one and only true religion through "all days until the end of the world", and that by the power of God, no other power shall ever supplant it, not Islam, (Koran 3:19) or any other. (See Article 11 - Daniel 2:44; 7:13-14; & Matthew 16:18; 28:20)