Besides as my first words in this thread indicate, this "word ban" is absolutely ludicrous. I do not support it in any way shape or form, just perplexed as to why Aaron doesn't support it.
As for your claim Muhammad (pbuh) believed the trinity included Mary (pbuh), this is just nonsense, please do some research before spouting this kind of falsehood. The Qur'an (which is not the words of Muhammad (pbuh) anyway) mentions people who worshipped Mary (pbuh), which there most certainly was some Christians who did, and in fact the largest sect of Christians today still do. Nowhere does the Qur'an state "Mary is part of the trinity".
It was God himself, ie. the author of the Qur'an, who stated your books are corrupted and that they contain the whims and desires of men. And this is a historical fact that most Christians themselves today concede anyway.
Matthew 18:4–6 (NIV84)
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.
But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
#missions; #CMA; #C&MA
when it comes to Biblical imagery, allegory, symbolism and alike, it's easy to acquire a tunnel vision of some interpretation of some verse in expense of other truths.
What you said is true, but it is not the whole truth.
(1) "Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature ." (1 Corinthians 14:20)
(2) "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves." (Matthew 10:16)
We don't want to breed immaturity in the Church. Also, we want to train fellow believers in sanctification and in discipline.
I don't know if you read this article, because what it talks about is a grievous problem which requires disciplining for criminal offenses.
In fact, people who afflict innocent children should in my opinion be (1) excommunicated [if they have any role in a Church], and (2) in prison. This is very serious matter.
Governments pass laws to protect children, and if someone violates those laws, one should be prosecuted.
" For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same ; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil . Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake." (Rom. 13:3-5)
"If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler ; but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? " (1 Peter. 4:14-17)
Yet in the past 50 odd years since the West began waging wars in Muslim lands, all of a sudden the Christians in those lands suffered severely? Who would it seem is responsible? Would it be the Muslims whom they lived side by side with for well over a thousand years? Or the war mongering dogs who've come and invaded half the Muslim countries on the maps and turned them into absolute war zones?
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