Malaysia's Industrialization from 1950

Just another WordPress site

A Common Word Agreement

“In obedience to the Holy Qu`ran, as Muslims, we invite Christians to meet us on the basis of what is common to us, which is also most important for our faith and practice: the two commandments.” Thus, it is obvious that our ability to love God and our neighbor is founded in our understanding and dedication to the one True God. Acceptance and understanding of God`s concept of unity are fundamental to the two great commandments. Therefore, by accepting God`s unity, we have a basis for our “common word” of consensus. Without the unity of God, there is no basis for the two great commandments. And without these commandments, there is no common word of concordance. 2. This document also affirms that our commonality lies in the love of God and the love of our neighbour. Two problems with this: 1) What God, Allah or JAH? 2) It has already been found that God`s love is rooted in understanding God`s unity something that is completely different in Islam than in Christianity. “The search for common ground between Muslims and Christians is not only a matter of courteous ecumenical dialogue between chosen religious leaders.

Christianity and Islam are the largest and second religions of the world and history. Christians and Muslims make up more than a third or more than a fifth of humanity. Together, they represent more than 55% of the world`s population, making the relationship between these two communities the most important factor in contributing to meaningful peace around the world. With the terrible weapons of the modern world; Since Muslims and Christians everywhere are more intertwined than ever, neither side can unilaterally win a conflict between more than half of the world`s population. It is our common future that is at stake. The survival of the world itself may be at stake. 1 The fundamental biblical verse used in the Muslim document is Deuteronmy 6:4 or his quotation from Jesus. It is the Shema who is prayed every day by pious Jews. It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word for “one” in this prayer is ekhad. Echad often means a composite unit or a unit with diversity.

There is a Hebrew word that means absolute unity, yachid. However, the Torah does not use yachid (absolute unity) to refer to the unity of God in the Shema or in the Great Commandments. For an indication of the difference between Echad and Yachid, see David H. Stern, Jewish New Testament Commentary (Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1996), 97. 10. In the quotation of Al-Fatihah 1:7 we read that God`s grace is not granted to those who deserve wrath, nor to those who are wrong.” Compare that to Romans 3:23 and Ephesians 2:8-9. The Bible is clear that we have all deserved the wrath of God, and we have all fallen into error (Romans 3:10-12). Thank God, god`s grace is not denied to anyone. But the question must be asked: can a Christian read this and be in a “common word” or a “common agreement”? The authors of “A Common Word” could have written about the insulting and the Pope`s words, Hussain said, but instead they acted positively and wrote about the ties between Muslims and Christians.

No other religious community, neither Christian nor non-, has such a structure of authority. Elsewhere, authority is more diffuse – one could even say democratic. Negotiations must be carefully negotiated and binding consensus is often elusive. That is why we should be particularly grateful to this group of Muslim scholars for having succeeded in reaching such a declaration, supported by such broad representation.

Posted in Uncategorized.

Add a comment

 

Comments are closed.