The following is from GotQuestions.org:
Why can't religions coexist peacefully?
It has often been said that more wars have been fought in the name of religion than anything else. That may be true. That observation has often led to the question, “Why can't religions coexist peacefully?” The short answer is because the various religions are competing with one another for the hearts and souls of men. The very nature of religious belief is exclusive, because each religion makes claims about truth that are at odds with the claims of other religions.
Every religion addresses these basic questions: Where did man come from, and why is he here? Is there life after death? Is there a God, and how can we know him? These questions help frame one’s worldview, the foundational philosophy of how one deals with life. When two people have different answers to these questions, there is bound to be conflict of some sort. This conflict can range from a friendly disagreement to a life-and-death battle, depending on the people involved. Since there are hundreds of different religions in the world, and millions of people framing their worldview, it is easy to see how things can escalate.
Typically, when the question “why can’t religions coexist” is asked, the focus is on the historic struggles among Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, although other religions are often included. Sometimes, a contrast is drawn between the pacifism of Eastern mysticism and the violence of traditional monotheism (Christianity, Judaism, Islam), though violence and extremism can also be found among the mystic religions. A brief look at history will confirm that every religion has its extremists and carries its share of blame for violence. An important question to ask is whether the bloodshed can be attributed to a religion’s essential teachings, or if it comes from a twisted application of those beliefs.
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/religions-coexist.html
"Therefore, since we have been justified through
faith, we have peace with God through our Lord
Jesus Christ..." (Romans 5:1)
John MacArthur (Jesus' Power over Death):
Can Jesus overcome death? What a message that is. G. B. Hardy, the Canadian scientist, one time said, "When I looked at religion, I said I have two questions. Question No. 1, has anybody ever conquered death? Question No. 2, if they did, did they make a way for me to conquer, too?" He said, "I checked the tomb of Buddha, and it was occupied; and I checked the tomb of Confucius, and it was occupied; and I checked the tomb of Mohammed, and it was occupied; and I came to the tomb of Jesus, and it was...what?...empty; and I said, 'There is One who conquered death.' And I asked the second question, 'Did He make a way for me to do it?' And I opened the Bible, and He said, 'Because I live...what?...ye shall live also.'"
"Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming" Matthew 24:42
READY or NOT.................?
Christian evangelist and author Ray Comfort answers the question: "Is homosexuality morally wrong in God's eyes?"
This is what the Bible says (God's point of view):
"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God." - 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NKJV)
According to God, homosexuals are "born that way." We are all born with a sinful nature. All of us are born with a propensity to steer into adultery, lying, stealing, fornication, homosexuality, etc. We are born sinners, and that's why we must be "born again." When we are born of the Spirit of God (see John, chapter 3) ... we will have God's normality --desires that please Him.
A quick 8-question test about meeting God's standards for eternal life in heaven.
Are People Born Gay?
The following is from Clarion Project - Sun, June 30, 2013 :
Popular Muslim Imam: Working Towards Sharia for America BY RYAN MAURO
Sirhaj Wahhaj is not on the fringe. Major Muslim-American organizations put him on stage as a voice of wisdom.
In 2011, popular Imam Siraj Wahhaj offered Muslims a recommendation: Don’t talk about Sharia Law because “we are not there yet.” He didn’t argue for an interpretation of Sharia that is permanently compatible with the West. Instead, he advised that Muslims be quiet for now, in accordance with the Muslim Brotherhood’s doctrine of "gradualism."
The most unsettling thing about Wahhaj’s sermons is that he’s extremely influential. He isn’t on the fringe. These quotes are known, but major Muslim-American organizations still put him on stage as a voice of wisdom.
Read more: http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/popular-muslim-iman-working-towards-sharia-america/#fm
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