Is Islam A Religion Of Peace?
What Does The Quran Say?
Surah 9:29: Fight those who do not believe in Allah
Surah 9:73: O Prophet! Strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them.
Surah 9:123: O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you
Surah 48:29: Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, And those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves.
Surah 2:216: Fighting is ordained for you
Surah 5:33: the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.
Surah 5:51: O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them is of them.
Surah 8:12: I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
Surah 8:59-60: And let not those who disbelieve think that they can outstrip (escape from the punishment). Verily, they will never be able to save themselves (from Allah's Punishment). And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly.
Surah 8:65: O Prophet! Urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty steadfast persons amongst you, they will overcome two hundred, and if there be a hundred steadfast persons they will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are people who do not understand.
Surah 9:5: Then when the Sacred Months (the 1st, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush.
Surah 47:4: So, when you meet, those who disbelieve smite (their) necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them
What Did Muhammad Say?
Bukhari: 4.52.220: Muhammad said: “I have been made victorious with terror.”
Bukhari 9.84:57: Muhammad said: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”
Sahih Muslim 1767a: “Muhammad said: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula”
Bukhari 1.2.25: Muhammad said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshiped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”
Bukhari 4.52.176: Muhammad said: “You (Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, 'O 'Abdullah (slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.'”
Please Turn Away From This Violence And Trust In The Prince Of Peace:
The Lord Jesus Christ!
Isaiah 9:6: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
This was prophesied about Jesus Christ 700 years before He was even born! He is the Mighty God and the Prince of Peace Who alone can grant you peace with God and peace with others!
The Bible says God created all things, and He made you to be in a relationship with Him: to know Him, to trust Him, to love Him, and to obey Him.
Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Matthew 22:37-39: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
1 Corinthians 10:31: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
The bad news is that we have all sinned against God, selfishly desiring our own will instead of His will, and we've broken His good, holy, just, and loving laws – laws He gave us because He loves us and to help us live lives full of joy, peace, and satisfaction.
Romans 3:23: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
Because of our sin, we deserve God's just punishment and curse in hell forever. But God so loved sinners that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to save sinners!
John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus never sinned, died on the cross, bearing the anger and curse of God toward sinners, and rose up from the dead, conquering sin, death, and hell, so that if you turn from your sins and believe in Him, He will save you!
Acts 16:31: “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved!”
Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
You cannot earn God's love and favor by doing good things, praying, giving alms, or being a good person. Adam and Eve were forced to leave God's presence in Paradise for committing only one sin! God cannot be in the presence of even one sin! And you need all of your sins forgiven! Only through Jesus can all your sins be forgiven. He is God the Son, and He alone can save you and grant you peace: Jesus says: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Please trust in God the Son today!
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Olney Baptist Church
239 West Chew Ave.
Phila, PA 19120
11am every Sunday
We have lunch afterward, and we love to share meals with our Muslim friends!