Stay Away from Indoctrination and Dogma

"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;" (Ephesians 4:14 NASB).

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Did Roman Catholicism create Islam (Short Version)

"The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Religions" mentions Muhammad's battles and wars. But does Not mention The Battle of Mu'tah, the Ghassanids (the non-Meccan confederate force) and Muhammad’s first and last battle with the Byzantines or Roman Emperor Heraclius. The authors of "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Religions" must think people are really idiots!
**** Did the first Four Caliphs after Muhammad come from the House of Ghassan --- the Arab clan that defeated Muhammad and his troops fighting along side the Roman Byzantine Empire in The Battle of Mu'tah in AD 629?

Muhammad died in AD 632 as a result of being poisoned.


The book "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Religions," 4th Edition, page 115, written by Brandon Toropov and Father Luke Buckles of the Dominican Order (Alpha/Penguin Group, 2011), attempts to persuade its readers to better understand the Islamic religion. But the “…World Religions” fails to mention the name of Muhammad’s wife—except for that she was a wealthy widow—and that Muhammad was from the Hashim clan. That alone is suspect [-] when you take into account that ancestry was very important amongst the clans and Romans.  

“…World Religions” only mentions that Muhammad was raised by his uncle, but does not mention Muhammad’s uncle’s name. 

Brandon Toropov is a Massachussets-based writer, who has written a variety of non-fiction titles including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taosim (with Chad Hansen), and The Complete's Idiot's Guide® to the Koran (with Shaykh Muhammad Sarwar).

Father Luke Buckles (OP) completed his doctorate studies at the University of St. Thomas Acquinas in Rome, and has been teaching in the area of Roman Catholic spirituality and interfaith dialogue since 1985. However both of the above authors did a travesty of justice with "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Religions."

Father Luke Buckles is a member of the Order of Preachers (OP), and an adjuct professor of theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Graduate Theological Union, in Berkley's California (a constituting school of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley).


Revelation 18:1-8 (NIV)

Lament Over Fallen Babylon

18 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2 With a mighty voice he shouted:

“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’[a]
    She has become a dwelling for demons
and a haunt for every impure spirit,
    a haunt for every unclean bird,
    a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.
3 For all the nations have drunk
    the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
    and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”

Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment

4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say:

“‘Come out of her, my people,’[b]
    so that you will not share in her sins,
    so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
5 for her sins are piled up to heaven,
    and God has remembered her crimes.
Give back to her as she has given;
    pay her back double for what she has done.
    Pour her a double portion from her own cup.
7 Give her as much torment and grief
    as the glory and luxury she gave herself.
In her heart she boasts,
    ‘I sit enthroned as queen.
I am not a widow;[c]
    I will never mourn.’
8 Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her:
    death, mourning and famine.
She will be consumed by fire,
    for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.

[bold emphasis added]

a. Revelation 18:2 Isaiah 21:9
b. Revelation 18:4 Jeremiah 51:45
c. Revelation 18:7 See Isaiah 47:7,8.

The Holy Bible uses the symbol of a woman to reflect a global church. Compare the woman in Revelation 12 (clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head) to the woman or global church in Revelation 17 and 18. Also cross reference the 12 Tribes of Israel in Revelation 7 to Revelation 12, 14 and Revelation 20:4.

I fervently believe that Revelation 12 is about the Antichrist(s) and false prophet's attack against the faithful of the world's three great monotheistic religions ("Christianity," Judaism and Islam), who have been deceived by false doctrines, dogma, Tradition(s) and rituals---the international and economic sanctions against Israel now is only the first stage.

The Threefold Woe Over Babylon’s Fall are the next few stages, so please read Revelation 18:9-24.

Also read Revelation 12, 13 and 14.  Then read 1 Thessalonias 4:13-18, 1 Thessalonians 5:3-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Revelation 19, Revelation 20, and the hope of Revelation 21 and Revelation 22. God wants the world to repent (2 Peter 3:9) and to believe in His Word (the Holy Bible), as well as His Living Word, Jesus Christ (John 1:1; John 14:1; 1 John 5:7 (KJV) and Revelation 19:13). TRUST JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR, NOT MANKIND!



Please stop blaming the Roman Catholic Church for why you have Not found a Bible-based church to go to and worship God one day a week with other believers.

To better understand what it means to Worship God, Fellowship with other Christians, Be a Disciple of Jesus, take part in your churches Ministry by volunteering and have a Mission field in your community, read The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For by Pastor Rick Warren.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT)

24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Godspeed, love and Truth,

Brother David Johnson, XU

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