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  How to Get to Paradise!

 

My Muslim friend, have you read the Scriptures that came before the Quran from Moses, the prophets, David and Jesus? Do you know what they teach about getting to Paradise? Here are some of the things the Quran states about these Scriptures...

1) They are God's Perfect Word.

"Say ye: 'We believe in God, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to all Prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them." (Surah 2:136)

2) They are Consistent with the Quran.

"And this is a Book [the Quran] which we have sent down, bringing blessings, and confirming the revelations which came before it...(Surah 6:92, cf. 46:12,16:123, 3:95, 3:1-4, 10:94, 46:12) "Nothing is said to thee that was not said to the apostles before thee." (41:43) " I am no bringer of new-fangled doctrine among the apostles" (46:9) 

3) God Would NEVER Allow HIS Word to be Corrupted.

It is evil to say that an all-powerful, all-knowing God would allow HIS HOLY Word to be corrupted! "There is none that can alter the words of God." (Surah 6:34, cf. 3:23, 6:115, 10:64, 18:27, 40:53-54, 45:16)

4) God Condemns Those Rejecting These Scriptures.

"Believe in God and His Apostle, and the scripture which He hath sent to His Apostle, and the scripture which He sent to those before. Any who deneith God, His angels, His Books, His Apostles, and the Day of Judgment, hath gone far astray." (Surah 4:136, cf. 2:285)

5) God Commands Us to Believe the Gospel

"We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirmation the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel; therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear God. let the People of the Gospel judge by what God hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by the light of what God hath revealed, they are no better than those who rebel." (Surah 5:46-47, 68, 57:27)

Conclusion on What the Quran Teaches about the Scriptures that Came Before It:

a) The scriptures were still intact and unaltered, uncorrupted and unchanged at the time of Muhammad.

b) The scriptures were to be read and obeyed by all Muslims, Jews and Christians.

c) If there were any need to clarify doctrinal issues, the earlier scriptures were the ultimate authority.

d) People of the Book (those claiming to be followers of the Bible) must judge the truth by what God has revealed in the gospel and cling to it.

CORRUPTION OF THE BIBLE- Is it POSSIBLE?

There are over twenty thousand ancient transcripts of the New Testament (Injeel) written before the time of Muhammad in dozens of languages with thousands in the original Greek language dating within 300 years of when Jesus lived. Imagine the New York Times trying to change a paragraph in last week's newspaper after the newspaper has been in circualtion for week without the change being detected- that would be impossible- so too would it be impossible to alter the Bible and not have evidence of it- not to mention that God is more than capable of making sure that no one corrupts His Holy Word! Who is more powerful God or man? Why would Christians and Jews desire to collaborate a plot to corrupt their scriptures and how could they possibly do it? Could a Muslim corrupt the Quran? God forbid!!! Some complain about the vast number of English translations as if this were evidence that the bible has been corrupted. This is irrelevant since ancient Greek is a well studied language today with scholars, dictionaries and study aids readily available. The vast translations may have different words but they all have the same meaning. 

The questions is have you ever read the Injeel yourself? Do you realize that the Injeel is 

required for Muslims to read and believe in? Imams commonly teach that the Injeel is one of the four holy books Muslims are required to believe in, follow and obey. If that is true, why is the Injeel not available in religious bookstores of many Muslim countries? If Muslims are to believe in the Injeel, why do some Islamic governments forbid their citizens to read it? Muslims are obligated to honor Al-Qur'an Al-Karim and all the holy books that god sent to humans: Al-Tawrat (the Book of Moses), AzZubur (the Books of David), and Al-Injeel (the books of Jesus [Isa]). A common arguement is that the Christians and Jews have corrupted the Injeel. My answer is, God forbid. Who is bigger man or God! If God's word was revealed to humans, and humans corrupted God's word, doesn't that make humans stronger than God? Impossible! The truth is God sent the Injeel to enlighten people to the truth, and Jesus said the truth would set us free. Certainly humans are not stronger than god who created them! No, they cannot corrupt the Injeel since it is God's Word. Many who have claimed the Injeel was corrupted were imply misinformed about its origin and message. Their claims if you search it for yourself are not backed up by any research or logical proof. Because of their ignorance, they have led many away from the path of understanding. In attempt to speak for God, they failed to give Him the respect and admiration he deserves for protecting and keeping the Injeel. To learn more about "Is the Injeel Corrupted" Click Here to order a wonderful book by Foud Masri (director of the Cresent Project).

 

A Simple Test:

Here's a simple test as to whether the scriptures is God's Word...Everything in the book 

is a fulfillment of the previous revelations of God with no contractions or errors.

 

Jesus acknowledged the truth of all the scriptures that came before him: "Do not think that I 

have come to abolish the Law [of Moses] or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them 

but to fulfill them." Did the scriptures that came before Jesus say anything about the future? 

Here's a prophecy from the prophet Isaiah 700 years before Jesus was born of the virgin 

Mary- can you tell me about this prophecy: Who is God's Servant and what did He do?

 

Isaiah 52:13-15

 13Behold, my servant shall act wisely;
   he shall be high and lifted up,
   and shall be exalted.
14As many were astonished at you—
   his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
   and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
15so shall he sprinkle many nations;
   kings shall shut their mouths because of him;
for that which has not been told them they see,
   and that which they have not heard they understand.

 

Isaiah 53:1-12

 

1Who has believed what he has heard from us?
   And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2For he grew up before him like a young plant,
   and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
   and no beauty that we should desire him.
3He was despised and rejected by men;
   a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
   he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

 4Surely he has borne our griefs
   and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
   smitten by God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions;
   he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
   and with his stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray;
   we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
   the iniquity of us all.

 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
   yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
   and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
   so he opened not his mouth.
8By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
   and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
   stricken for the transgression of my people?
9And they made his grave with the wicked
   and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
   and there was no deceit in his mouth.

 10Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him;
   he has put him to grief;
 when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
   he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11Out of the anguish 

of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous,
   and he shall bear their iniquities.
12Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
   and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
   and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
   and makes intercession for the transgressors.

 

I ask you who the Servant is? Almost every Muslim I've asked all say that it is Jesus and that the prophet Isaiah says Jesus died for our sins...so then...

 

What Did Jesus Say About Entering Paradise?

 

Jesus gave us God's minimum standard of goodness to enter paradise: "Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Injeel: Matthew 5:48) Jesus also said, "No one is good except God alone." (Injeel: Mark10:18) Jesus affirmed that the standard of goodness that we will be judged by is the Ten Commandments that God gave Moses. Jesus said, "Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments ...shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven." (Injeel:Matthew 5:19)  Jesus made clear the full meaning of these commandments. He explained how God sees murder, "You have heard that i was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of judgment.' But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to judgment...whoever says to his brother...'You fool!' will be in danger of fire and hell." (Injeel: Matthew 5:21-22) Have you ever been guilty of speaking harmful words to another person or thinking vengeful or hateful thoughts about another? Then you are according to Jesus a murderer at heart. To be perfect in this regard, Jesus said, "Love your enemies, do good to those that hate you, bless those that curse you, and pray fro those who spitefully use you." (Injeel: Luke 6:27-28) Have you perfectly kept that commandment? Have you ever lusted after a person of the opposite sex? Jesus said that is adultery of the heart. Have you ever felt guilty for lying (which includes exaggerating and not keeping a promise)? Jesus commanded us to be people of complete integrity, keeping our promises and not lying, "Let your 'yes' be 'yes' and your 'no' be 'no.' Anything else comes from the evil one (Satan)." (Injeel:Matthew 5:37) Have you ever desired in your heart what didn't belong to you- a car, a house, a piece of jewelry or clothing, another person's position, another person's spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend? Have you ever been jealous or envious of another person, not content with what you have? Jesus warned, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things that he possesses...do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on...But seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you." (Injeel: Matthew 12:15-31)  Have you coveted? Have you ever disobeyed your parents? Then at that moment you were rebellious. Has God always been first in your life - Jesus said that we're to love God will all our heart, mind, soul and strength - have you always perfectly loved God? Idolatry is whenever something or someone is more important that obedience to God in our decisions and affections. What do you find yourself thinking about most when you have time to daydream? If it isn't God and His plans, that it is an idol in your life. Jesus spoke of how God hears our words and looks at our hearts when He judges us, which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceeded evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things that defile a man (Injeel: Matthew 15:18-19) If there were a device that could record your every thought and word you spoke for a week and played your thoughts and words on a movie screen for all to see, would you feel comfortable with that movie? Listen to the voice of your conscience- on Judgment Day, would you be innocent or guilty before a Holy God who knows and sees your every thought, motive, word and deed? Would you deserve paradise or hell?

 

But I Hope God Will Have Mercy.

 

Let's say a man robbed a bank with a gun shot and killed someone and was brought to court by the police. The judge asked him, "How do you plead?" And he said, "Judge, I asked you NOT to sentence me, but have mercy on me, for I do many good things. I'm a good Muslim who believes in Allah. I pray five times a day, I fast during Ramadan, and I give alms to the poor and I've gone to Mecca on the Hajj. I also love my family and my neighbors and everyone knows I'm a good person." What would the judge say? He'd say, "That is not relevant to the case at hand. I MUST sentence you for you have violated the Law." In the same way your good deeds will not justify you before a Holy God, for you have broken His Law and the price MUST be paid. God cannot compromise His justice by giving mercy. If God gives us mercy, it must not be at the expense of His justice, for if He waives His justice, He would be a corrupt Judge.

 

So How can God Be Both Merciful and Just Toward Me at the Same Time?

 

If a judge sentenced a man to 10 years in prison or a fine of $100,000,000. and the man didn't have any money, he'd have to go to jail (justice). However, if someone paid his fine (mercy), the man would be free to go and the court would be satisfied that justice had taken place. That's what Jesus did for us- we deserved to be punished in hell for violating God's Laws, but God paid the punishment in our place by becoming a man and taking our sin upon Himself, because He loves us and because it glorifies the character of God to be so merciful to people who don't deserve it. By paying for our sins, God's justice is met. God's mercy cannot contradict God's holiness, justice and wrath. God is not corrupt. In His infinite mercy, grace, love, righteousness, holiness and wrath, God accomplished the amazing by paying for our sins in our place on the cross. In other words, the Judge Himself came down and paid our fine that we could NOT pay...even if we tried!

 

Who Did Jesus Claim to Be?

 

1) Jesus claimed to live a perfect life, and was the only person who ever did:"Can any of 

you prove Me guilty of sin?"  (Injeel: John 8:46) Because He lived a perfect life , He alone is 

able to pay for our sins.

2) Jesus claimed He would rise from the dead, and was the only person who ever did: "I 

am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will never die." (Injeel: John 11:25-26)

3) Jesus claimed to exist from eternity past, "Before Abraham was, I AM." (Injeel: John 8:58)

4)  Jesus claimed to be our Good Shepherd. Jesus has a unique understanding into the 

needs of every man and woman and is able to meet those needs. We truly are like sheep. 

The Bible says, " When Jesus saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because 

they were like sheep without a shepherd." (Injeel: Mark 6:34) Do you ever feel like a sheep 

without a shepherd, wandering through life like the rest of the sheep, and realizing you have 

no security about your eternal destiny? Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the 

sheep...whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find 

pasture...I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep...I 

know My sheep and My sheep know me- just as the father knows Me and I know the Father- 

and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I

must bring them also. They too will listen to My voice, and there shall be one flock and One 

Shepherd. The reason My Father loves me is that I lay down my life- only to take it up 

again...My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, 

and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has 

given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of My Father's hand. I and 

the Father are One." (Injeel: John 10:1-30) Jesus is calling you to follow Him as your Good 

Shepherd and find your security forever in Him. Do you realize you're just like a sheep? 

sheep are defenseless animals- they cannot save themselves. You and I are the same- we 

cannot save ourselves. We need the Good Shepherd to save us, to forgive us and to 

protect us- and Jesus is that Good Shepherd. 

5) Jesus claimed to be our Judge on Judgement day, "For the Father judges no one, but 

has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the 

Father. he who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. Most 

assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My Word and believes in Him who sent Me has 

everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from life to death." (Injeel: 

John 5:22-24)

 

Jesus, the "Son" of God? What Does that Mean?

 

Being the 'Son of God' doesn't speak of Jesus' origin or birth, but rather speaks of His 

position- The Bible is clear that Jesus didn't have an earthly father and always existed as 

One with the Heavenly Father and willingly became a man, "In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. 

Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him 

was life, and  that life was the light of men...the Word became flesh and made His dwelling 

among us. We have seen His glory, and the glory of the One and Only." (Injeel: John 1: 1-14)

 

How Can I Be Saved from Judgment?

 

The Bible (Injeel) teaches that Jesus, in fulfillment of all the prophesies, was God become 

man who died on the cross for our sins and rose again. When we confess and turn from our 

sins (repent)  and place our trust in Him as our Lord and Savior and follow Jesus as He is 

revealed in the Bible, we will all be forgiven of all our sin and the Holy Spirit of God will 

come into our hearts (soul) to give us eternal life. Jesus called this a miraculous event 

being "born again". Jesus used birth as an illustration of how we enter into God's kingdom 

through faith. When a baby is born into the world, there is a drastic change of environment. 

Likewise, when we trust in Jesus, he comes into our hearts, forgives us and adopts us into 

His kingdom- its is a miracle when He changes our very nature, giving us new spiritual life, 

bringing us peace with God and filling us with God's power to live for God and please Him.

 

God's Amazing Grace!

 

Imagine you were a starving orphan child that was picked up out of the gutter by a husband 

and wife who cleaned you up, clothed you, fed you, housed you and lavished love on you. 

Imagine you turned around and gave them all you had- two copper coins, to help earn their 

free gift. This would be an insult to their generosity! Instead, the couple would be honored 

by you receiving their gift with thankfulness and expressing your generosity by your 

response to the gift. It is the same with God- God offers His salvation as a gift, but so often 

people try to bribe God by earning their way into paradise with their good deeds, all the 

while saying that they hope God will be merciful. We cannot earn mercy- it is a gift! We 

cannot work for it- do good deeds for it- you don't work for gifts! The Bible says that even 

our best deeds are like filthy rags before a Holy God, (Isaiah 64:6) for God sees that our 

hearts and motives aren't pure. In the same way, we cannot offer God anything towards our 

salvation- for we don't deserve it and we cannot pay for it. The Bible says, "To him who does 

not work but believes on Him [Isa al-Masih, Jesus the Messiah] who justifies the ungodly, his 

faith is accounted for righteousness." (Injeel: Romans 4:5) Thus we can stand before God on 

Judgment Day as righteous, even though we have been lawbreakers- God's gift of salvation 

makes us justified before a Holy God. The Bible states this about our salvation, "For by 

grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not 

by works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus 

[Isa] for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." (Injeel: 

Ephesians 2:8-10) 

Salvation can't  be earned, for we are all wicked and undeserving. If salvation could be 

earned, than in paradise people would be able to boast about how good they are- 

however, paradise is all about boasting, worshipping and knowing God, not boasting about 

ourselves. We simply receive the gift of salvation by repenting of our sins (turning away 

from sin) and by trusting in Jesus [Isa al-Masih] and following Him as our Lord and Savior- 

it's kind of like signing over the title deed of your car, only in this case, you are signing over 

your life to follow Jesus. Once Jesus comes into our heart by your faith in Him, you become 

His work- he will change you from from the inside-out. He will replace your wicked heart with 

new desires. he will give you a mission- good works that He has prepared for you to do to 

bring glory, honor and worship to Him. 

 

A Warning from the Good Shepherd!

 

If you decide to follow Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He has a warning for you: often the 

worst trouble comes from our own family- are you willing to follow Jesus Christ [Isa al-Masih, 

Jesus the Messiah] even if it means trouble from your family- even if it leads to death? 

Jesus said, "Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring 

peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her 

mother...a man's enemies will be those of his own household. He who loves father or mother 

more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not 

worthy of Me. And he who does not take up his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 

He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it." (Injeel: 

Matthew 10:34-37) In every trouble, Jesus will be your Good Shepherd who will carry you 

through. Jesus also said, "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated 

you...A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute 

you...These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will 

have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (Injeel: John 15:18-20, 

16:33)

 

Choose to Trust and Follow Jesus for Paradise

 

Because God is a just judge, ALL sin is a horrendous crime against God and must be 

condemned. Our good works can't help out our situation, for we are guilty. God can't be 

merciful at the expense of His justice- He must judge sin or he would be a corrupt judge. 

Jesus the Righteous One offered to pay the price for our sins by dying in our place. This is 

the greatest expression of God's love: "God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while 

we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Injeel: Romans 5:8) We have nothing that we can 

offer God for forgiveness and entering paradise except to believe in Him, trust in the gift He 

has given us and make a choice to follow after Jesus [Isa] as a response to this free gift. 

Jesus was asked, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" and Jesus 

replied, " This is the work of God, that you believe in Him who He sent [Jesus]." (Injeel: 

John 6:28-29) Repent (turn away), Confess your sin before god and believe in the Lord 

Jesus Christ and His payment for your sin on the cross. The Bible says, "If we confess our 

sins, He [Jesus] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us of all 

unrighteousness." (Injeel: 1 John 1:9)  Confess your sins to God and acknowledge before 

God and the world your new allegiance to Jesus Christ: "If you confess with your mouth the 

Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be 

saved...for whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Injeel: Romans 

10:9-13) How sure can you be sure that you will go to Paradise? God promises this: "This is 

the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the 

Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life. These things I write to you 

who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life." 

(Injeel: 1 John 5:112-13)

 

A Common Question & Personal Word to the Reader.

Dear friend, you may still have doubts and questions about salvation through Jesus Christ alone. I encourage you to keep praying and searching the Injeel [Scriptures]. Good Messengers Ministries is willing to help you the best way we can. So please don’t hesitate to write and discuss any questions with us. Contact Us Here

 The Good News of what Jesus has done for sinners like you and me is what we need to be concerned about. If today you died and went before the Judgment of God where would you go? What If? What if today was your day? 

Perhaps, you now understand the Gospel and the Lord has granted you repentance and faith in Christ Jesus. Now you don’t depend on anything you do, your own goodness, or any religion. Now you rely by faith on the Lord Jesus Christ; He is your one and only Savior. I rejoice with you and praise God for His wonderful grace. This is the beginning of an exciting journey -- the end is even better, Paradise with Him! You now desire is to follow the Lord and to please Him in all things. To follow Jesus is a life that is not a bed of roses. He gives joy unspeakable, but His wise providence will also lead you through much sorrow and pain. That is the way we grow and mature.

I encourage you to read the Injeel [Scriptures} every day with an attitude of reverence. God is speaking to you -- listen well! Go daily to a private place, and open your heart to God, our heavenly Father. Thank and praise Him; confess your sins and pray for yourself and others.

One of the biggest questions asked is, "Do I have to start calling myself a Christian?" My response would be, "No." Does that shock you? I do realize that the term Christian comes with much negative baggage. At best the term has become meaningless, and at worst it has become an obstacle to sharing Jesus with the unreached. In our Western culture there is almost no statistical difference between those that call themselves Christians and those that don't. Let me tell you that is NOT the case with true believers in Jesus Christ. Just like all Muslims are not radical and terrorist, NOT all believers in Jesus act as believed. A much better, more meaningful term you may want to begin to use would be "follower of Jesus," or even "disciple of Jesus" and "believer in the one true God." These are not offensive and are actually more descriptive of your new found faith!

As a member of the body of Jesus, the church, it is your privilege to join a local assembly of followers of Jesus. We need one another. The Lord wants you to be baptized, and thereafter to partake of the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of His sacrifice for us. Moreover, the teaching and preaching of the Word is invaluable for every disciple of Jesus to grow in the grace and knowledge of Him.

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