The Apostle Paul tells us:
“And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.”
1st Corinthians 11:1 (NLT)
Much revelation was given to Paul and he was inspired to write a great deal of the New Testament. His life was transformed from the lowest (literally) point of life to the point of justification through grace:
“And I was in complete agreement when Your witness Stephen was killed. I stood by and kept the coats they took off when they stoned him. But the Lord said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles!'”
In his calling for us to imitate him as he imitated Messiah, he was in no way putting himself in an exalted position worthy of worship, but merely using his walk with Messiah as an example that we should use in our own personal walk with Him. He was simply stating that we should do as he does.
The Muslims have an example as well, and his name is Muhammad. But rather than being a righteous example worthy to be followed, the Quran gives us some prime examples of his life unchanged as he pursued torture and death for those who would not embrace Islam. But leave that topic for another lesson – for now, let’s focus on his sexual behavior.
The Bible tells us, as Believers, to refrain from immorality and deviant sexual behavior (called fornication). It also explicitly talks to us about and forbids our participation in homosexual relations (just as does the Quran). The difference comes in the people used by the Bible (Paul) and the Quran (Muhammad) as examples for us to follow.
Paul uses much of the first chapter of Romans to denounce homosexuality and perverted fornication (as a learned Pharisee, he knew the Torah well and was relying on God’s commands as his basis). We can read it for ourselves in Leviticus 18:
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Leviticus 18:22 (KJV)
“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.”
Leviticus 18:22 (NLT)
But Paul spoke not only about homosexual activities, but fornication (any sexual activity outside of the bonds of marriage) as well:
“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.”
1st Corinthians 6:18
As Paul wrote about sin, so did he act. His walk was truly one worthy of imitation. But what about Muhammad?
Many of the Hadiths outline perverted sexual practices that the prophet did during his lifetime, from homosexual acts, incest with daughters and daughters-in-law, pedophilia (of which we’re all aware with his wife Aisha – she was married to him at age 6 and the marriage consummated when she was 9), approval of sodomy with babies (no vaginal penetration is allowed, but sodomy is approved), marital rape, thighing, polygamy (well known to exist in Islam today), one-night “marriages” to account for the use of prostitutes, and the free and open on-demand sex at any time with slaves and captured women.
Now let me ask the tough question: do you want to imitate Paul who is imitating Jesus (of the Bible) or the perverted pedophile prophet Muhammad who is imitating his leader, Satan? Or better still, the question that begs being asked: Is there any way possible that the god of Islam, who approves of all this, can possibly be the same as the God of the Bible? The “Chrislam” folks want you to believe that they are the same, and the Quran certainly advocates your support of, belief in and imitation of Muhammad to draw you closer to the god of Islam. Check this out:
“Mohammed is an excellent role model for you to follow.”
“If you love Allah then follow Muhammad and Allah will forgive your sins.”
“Rules and examples set by Allah and Muhammad is binding to all Muslims: there are no alternatives.”
“Rejecting Muhammad is rejecting Allah.”
Recall that I stated that the Quran also forbids homosexuality. In fact, they will publicly execute homosexuals even to this day. So how then does the Muslim imitate his idol (Muhammad) when he was obviously a sexually perverted homosexual? Easily. One way is to dress up young, prepubescent little boys (called Bacha Bazi Boys) to look like women and have them dance around for the older men. The older men pay for the privilege of taking one home and having his way with him. “But how,” you ask, “can they get away with that?” Once again, easily. They write this sexual perversion off as lust of the flesh which has nothing to do with love and, therefore, if love is not involved, it is not a homosexual act.
So in Islam, the lusts of the flesh is fine if we twist it into a lie that it really isn’t a sin at all (recall taqiyya). But God (of the Bible) has told us, again through Paul, that we can overcome lusts of the flesh:
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
This Bible quote proves that the flesh is inherently against the Spirit of God (of the Bible). In fact, there is nothing the Quran, and there is especially no allowance for fornication under the auspice of a lie, that can point one towards the True God, Creator of the world and Father of the Trinity. There is no correlation between the Bible and the Quran. There is no way that the god of Islam is the same as the God of the Bible, and…
Jesus is NOT in the Quran!