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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jesus saves us from the Judgment

The two predominant themes found in the Koran are Prophets and judgment. Allah has sent prophets to guide us on the way and.prepare us for Judgment Day. That means every Muslim that reads the Koran is paying close attention to the message of the Prophets in order to shape their lives in preparation to meet Allah.
What is the prophetic message of the Bible? What is it saying to every curious seeker?
Isaiah 40:3 says, "A voice cries in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord: make straight in the desert a highway for our Lord!"
This is the very message John The Baptist proclaimed to the people. The Bible's prophetic message to us is to prepare our hearts for the coming Messiah.
And The Messiah came over 2,000 years ago. The Koran declares that Jesus is the Messiah, but teaches that He was only a prophet. Yet The Bible teaches that we need more than a prophet, more than a message of warning. We need a Savior to save us from God's Judgment.
And That Savior came!
The Angels joyfully proclaimed to the weary band of Shepherds that first Christmas night, "Fear not, for behold I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
This Savior was Jesus Christ. He came to bring us life and hope and healing and forgiveness. He came to save us from God's judgment and his message to all of us, including Muslims is one of love and forgiveness. He boldly declared, "Whoever hears my Word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and does not come into the Judgment but has passed out of death into life." (John 5:24)
This Christmas, God has a special message of Hope to all Muslims. He has sent a Savior from heaven that all of the Biblical prophets prophesied about. This Savior bore our judgment and invites us to His banquet table for a feast. He has the words of eternal life and His words are worthy of paying close attention to.