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“It Is Done”

It has got to be tough to be a Muslim. I have never been one, but I have read much on the subject (including the Koran) and I have to tell you, although it says “Allah is merciful, compassionate,” there is nothing in there that actually demonstrates it. It’s almost as if “Mohammed wrote it, it must be true.” But I don’t see an example of it anywhere in the Koran.

  

Jesus, on the other hand, said,

  

Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

 

 Just two verses later, Jesus said,

  

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

  

And then Jesus did it. He laid down his life for us.

  

For Muslims, it has got to be hard. Correct me if I’m wrong, but you can never be totally sure you’re “in” with Allah, right? With the one exception, of course: dying as a martyr. In other words, to be sure that you’re acceptable to Allah, he requires a death sacrifice of you.

  

But let’s be straight: if God is holy, righteous, and perfect, is there any way you can be good enough for Him? The bible says our best is like “filthy rags” to him. (Isaiah 64:6), so what could we possibly do? Die for him? The death of a sinful person would just be a waste. Allah and God are most certainly not the same. The God of the bible doesn’t require that of anyone. What more is there for you to do to inherit eternal life? What can you add to what God has done? According to the bible, what’s on the list of God’s expectations for you to perform so that you can earn your way to heaven?

  

Nothing.

 

All the death and destruction of the whole world for all time was taken by Jesus when He died on the cross. The consequences of ALL sin and wrongdoing for ALL time was put on Him at the cross. And because He was the only perfect man, He is the perfect sacrifice, once and for all. As he hung on the cross, knowing all the sins of the world for all time were about to be dealt to him, he said, very simply, “It is done.”

  

All of the sacrifice necessary for us to get to Him was done – complete – in Jesus’ death and resurrection. God doesn’t require a sacrifice of you or I. He wants a relationship with you. He invites everyone,  and anyone (Muslims too) who says “yes” to the free offer provided by His Son Jesus, gets to be a part of His family. And you can be sure it’s a done deal.

  

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. – The Bible, Titus 3:3-7

  

God lovingly calls you to deliverance from all your sins, releasing you from all your fears, and freeing you to become all that He wants you to be with the power of His Holy Spirit in you.

  

You don’t need to blow yourself up, or get killed performing Jihad, to get right with God. Allah requires your self-sacrifice. Mohammed tells you to kill (in jihad) or be killed. Islamic leaders today tell you if you don’t do jihad, you are not good enough.

  

That’s not God’s way. You don’t need to be a sacrifice to save yourself (as if you could), He already was the sacrifice for you.

  

When you say “yes” to Jesus, you don’t serve Him because “he demands it of you or you’ll burn in hell if you don’t” (because that’s not true). You follow Him out of immense gratitude for the sacrifice He made for you.

  

You can become right with God right now by praying a simple prayer:

 

God, I know there is nothing I can do to please you, yet you desire a relationship with me, a relationship that is best for me, and will honor You. I give my life to you now, and I accept the sacrifice Jesus has made on my behalf. Fill me with your Spirit, and guide me in Your ways.

 The bible says,

  

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

 

And that is all. If you prayed that prayer, God’s Son Jesus has entered into your heart by His Holy Spirit. You are indeed a Christian (a follower of Christ). Although you probably don’t know all of what that means, God knows you’re just getting started with Him. He really is (by proof of His deeds) merciful and compassionate. Read the bible (starting with Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), find a bible believing church, and tell a Christian you may know about the prayer you just prayed. I’m sure they’ll be glad to help you with your next steps in an exciting life with Jesus.

  

One more thing, if you found this interesting, pass the link on to someone who might be curious about how easy it is to get right with God and enjoy a relationship with him; a relationship full of life.

 

Now have a great day.

 

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