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    • Thanks! And I also appreciate your comments on the Saved By Allah channel. I think it is a noble goal to bring civility back to the YouTube comment section. In Judaeo-Christianity, each human soul is created in God's image, which imbues them with worth and dignity. My friend, Ken Calvert, just wrote a short article on this which I will publish after the one I'm about to publish. I'm really behind in my editorial duties! So stay tuned. I'd really appreciate your feedback on any of this if you are so inclined! See you around.

    • I've edited and published two of Ken Calvert's articles that you might find interesting:


      I know that @Saved by Allah would freak out over the first one. He firmly believes that Jesus came only for the Jews and thought of everyone else as dogs. Reading scripture in context would appear to contradict that, but his input ports appear closed to concepts different from those he tightly grasps.

      The second article is interesting in that it explores what it might mean for us to be created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).

      If you want to discuss either article with the author, feel free to reply to the article. If you want to chat about it with me, then reply here. Ken is quite a deep thinker and has a very broad knowledge of almost any subject under the sun. He teaches several public health classes in our town's state university. 

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    It is my belief,  although I dont know how accurate or truthful,  that if the Jews accepted him or rather the majority of them had accepted him, then the covenant with Israel would also extend to the gentiles. However when just a small portion accepted and the vast wanted to kill him that covenant was passed on to Ishmael. The stones the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. He is the only, I'm not sure if they consider him a prophet or not, one that is rejected in their stories. All the rest they accept 

    • Of what "building" is Jesus the cornerstone? Certainly not the Jews… Nor the Muslims, I might add. Scripture says that a new covenant was put in place by Jesus.

      18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.   – Luke 22:18-20 ESV

      This new covenant was prophesied by the prophet Jeremiah:

      31 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. 33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

      Israel has largely forsaken this covenant (for now), allowing the gentile Church to be grafted in their stead.

      How is it that Muslims are part of any covenant other than the Abrahamic one? They neither have nor practice the Mosaic law, nor affirm what Jesus actually taught, which was to fulfill the Law and the Prophets and put in place the new covenant that prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel foretold:

      17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  — Matthew 5:17-20 ESV

      Jesus goes on in that passage to say "You heard it was said of old, 'You shall not murder..'" but then expands on that to the motive "But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment…" Clearly, he is developing something totally new — well beyond the Mosaic law.

      So you're saying that 600 years later an illiterate caravan trader announces that their tribe is now the principal participant of either the Mosaic or Yeshuic (freshly coined by me!) covenant, in lieu of the Jews and Christians of the day, and yet upholds few of the terms of either covenant? True, you don't eat pork. But there is much more than abstaining from pork and promoting Tawhid. How, exactly, can you say that you are part of either covenant?

  2. As for the image. There is no image of god any of his creation bares. It's even in the old testament.  Those Us, We,Our are royal pronounces.  Still singular. That are present in semitic languages.  Neither we nor the jews disagree on that.

    • Could you please elaborate?… I'm not following. The Hebrews thought very highly about the creation of man. I'm thinking of that passage in Psalm 8 that goes:

      When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
          the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
      4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
          and the son of man that you care for him?

      5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
          and crowned him with glory and honor.
      6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
          you have put all things under his feet,
      7 all sheep and oxen,
          and also the beasts of the field,
      8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
          whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

      I'm not saying that the plural use of elohim means we are gods, or that being made in the image of God means that we are gods — we are most definitely not. But I am saying that there is something special in humanity that separates it from the rest of creation and is worthy of being explored.

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