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SHIRK THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN
The sin of "shirk", or setting up "partners" with "Allah", is the most heinous and only unforgivable sin in Islam:
Sura 4.48 Allah forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed.
As explained by many Islamic sites:
"The sin of shirk is to associate partners with Allah, basically this means to set up idols and false deities alongside Allah, granting them equal status to Allah, and to give them actions which are only reserved for God alone, such as worshipping them, making oaths to them, having fear and hope in them, and to sacrifice things in their name. All of this constitutes shirk, an example is the case of Jesus, those who set him up as a God, and invoke on him and pray to him are guilty of shirk, they are guilty of setting up a partner to the true God Allah."
Thus every single Christian over the last nearly 2,000 years is guilty of, and died in a state of, committing Muhammad's only unforgivable sin because we pray in the name of Jesus - the Messiah Yeshua the Son of God - just as Jesus' people are supposed to do:
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
He joins us through the Holy Spirit that was sent in Jesus' name after He left this earth:
John 14:26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
As in so much else that he inverted, Muhammad proclaimed the exact opposite of the Gospel, and the opposite of the very articles of the Christian the faith:
1John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
That verse is only one of the hundreds of verses in the Gospel that proclaim the Son of God and His Father. When I inquire of Muhammad's followers regarding our Christian confession, I ask if they believe that sins like child rape or cold blooded mass murder would constitute lesser sins, since they could be forgiven. I have received the following in reply:
"Enough of the condescension - OF COURSE I - and even you and anybody else making that "confession" would be committing the one HEINOUS sin that God does not forgive."
Would a just God suggest that child rape and cold blooded mass murder would constitute lesser sins, than believing in the one true God as He revealed Himself through hundreds of verses in His 1600 year record, that His people have followed through two covenants for 3500 years?
Another forum member declared: "To answer your question Plainly every Christian will tell you there is only One God and that One God is made up of three parts, that is blasphemy and the greatest of all sins yes it is ascribing partners to God, (shirk)."
Yet Muhammad's followers are themselves required to believe that Muhammad's own "Allah" has a spirit (which is one of those three parts) even as they point the finger at Christians proclaiming we are guilty of "shirk" - Muhammad's ONLY unforgivable sin - for believing the same!
Sura 15.29: "When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him."
Sura 16:102 Say, the Holy Spirit has brought the revelation from thy Lord in Truth, in order to strengthen those who believe, and as a Guide and Glad Tidings to Muslims.
So according to the measure they apply to Christians believing that Muhammad's "Allah" has a spirit, as Muhammad taught, would make them polytheistic hypocrites guilty of Muhammad's only unforgivable sin!
Exodus 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
After pointing out how God physically revealed Himself to Moses through a burning bush (which Muslims also believe), and then inquiring as to whether God could reveal Himself in the flesh of a man if He so chose to, a forum member proclaimed: "For Him to take the form of a man, according to ours would be an abomination-a sin beyond any other that is unforgivable if one dies in that state, unless he or she repents and turns to the one and only lord."
So I pointed out how YHWH revealed Himself to Abraham in the flesh of a man, and ate and drank with Abraham, more than a thousand years before He revealed Himself as the prophesied Messiah and Son of God.
1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father:
So according to the 1600 year record of revelation of YHWH to mankind Muhammad was antichrist, and according to followers of the stand-alone 23-year 7th century record of Muhammad who came along over five hundred years after the scriptures were closed, all Christians throughout the entire Christian era have died in a state of being guilty of Muhammad's only unforgivable sin.
Yet by Muhammad's early Mecca days the Gospel had been translated into every popular language, copied tens of thousands of times, and had been read all over the known world for centuries. Yet during that same 7th century Muhammad had proclaimed:
Sura 5:47 Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.
Some Muslims claim that verse suggests that Muhammad was prophesied in the Gospel as the "Comforter". Yet we can see that in the very same verse regarding the Comforter on this page, He is positively identified as the Holy Spirit! Let alone that Muhammad proclaimed the exact opposite of the whole subject of the Gospel, which is the blood of the perfect and sinless Messiah, the Lamb of God, who saves all from dying in sin who have faith in His shed blood. Their claims ring even more hollow since Muhammad also proclaimed:
Sura 5:68 Say: "O People of the Book! ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord." It is the revelation that cometh to thee from thy Lord, that increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. But sorrow thou not over (these) people without Faith.
We obviously have the same Gospel today, as Christians had in Muhammad's 7th century, which is the same as that of the first century.
Sura 80.13 (It is) in Books held (greatly) in honour, 14 Exalted (in dignity), kept pure and holy,15 (Written) by the hands of scribes- 16 Honourable and Pious and Just.
That was recited before the Quran was ever written down. Muhammad would have been reciting falsely for the empty and hollow claims of corruption of modern Muslims to be true. This even as Muhammad's followers trust the heavily abrogated stand-alone 23-year 7th century record of a single SW Arabian desert dwelling individual, who proclaimed the exact opposite of the whole subject of the Gospel.
Who is our judge?
John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
Judged by the very Son of God Muhammad's followers are compelled to deny.
1Timothy 2:5 For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
What about those that reject THE truth to follow Muhammad alone?
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Click here to explore that Christians "set him up as a God".
1John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Ignore that power at your peril, or please join us in the love of the one true God of the Jews and Christians as He revealed Himself through all of His prophets and witnesses in the 1600 year record of YHWH to mankind, that His people have followed through two covenants for 3500 years:
1John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.