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Welcome to my blog! I hope to be a resource to help you in your walk with God. Now more than ever we need to get back to the basic fundamentals of moral living and take a stand for what is right and truthful with God as our ultimate authority. His Word is reliable and preserved and can be trusted, so that is the basis for my advice and teaching. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or topics you would like me to cover. I look forward to sharing what God has placed on my heart. See my website at http://www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com and http://www.dawnfoss.com/ for books and music I have written that will enrich your life!
Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Life and Character of Muhammad
Islam must be judged by its prophet Mohammed. The following 26 points (one for every letter of the alphabet) are made by David Wood on his website: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/
Wood makes this opening statement, “Christianity and Islam are the largest religions in history, and around half the people in the world consider themselves to be either Christians or Muslims. But Christianity and Islam disagree on fundamental doctrines and practices, so they can't both be right.
Is there a way to judge these two religions? Some people judge religions based on the worst adherents of the religions. Others insist that we should judge religions by their best adherents. However, rather than judging religions by their adherents at all, we should turn to the central figures of the religions.” With this in mind consider the following 26 points:
A) Muhammad was convinced at one point that he was demon possessed.
IBN ISHAQ 106
B) Muhammad tried repeatedly to commit suicide.
IBN ISHAQ 106; BUKHARI 6982
C) Muhammad admittedly delivered revelations from the devil.
IBN ISHAQ 165-6; IBN SA’D 1:236-9
D) Muhammad complained that he was a victim of a magic spell.
BUKHARI 3175, 5765
E) Muhammad supported his religion by robbing people.
IBN ISHAQ 281-289
F) Muhammad started a war with Mecca when he had a chance to live in peace in Medina.
IBN ISHAQ 289-321
G) Muhammad had people assassinated for criticizing his religion.
IBN ISHAQ 675-676
H) Muhammad beheaded hundreds of Jews for trying to defend themselves.
IBN ISHAQ 464; TABARI 8:27-41
I) Muhammad ordered his followers to execute anyone who leaves his religion.
-BUKHARI 6878, 6922
J) Muhammad commanded his followers to violently subjugate the entire world.
QUR’AN 9:29; MUSLIM 7258
K) Muhammad tortured people for money.
IBN ISHAQ 515
L) Muhammad bought, sold, owned, and traded black African slaves.
BUKHARI 6161, 7263
M) Muhammad called Ethiopians “Raisin Heads” and claimed that Satan looks like a black man.
BUKHARI 71:42; IBN ISHAQ 243
N) Muhammad had sex with a nine-year-old girl.
BUKHARI 3895, 5133
O) Muhammad had at least nine wives at one time even though his own revelations only
BUKHARI 268, 5068, 5215
P) Muhammad married the wife of his own adopted son after causing the divorce.
QUR’AN 33:37; TABARI 8:2-3
Q) Muhammad had sex with slaves girls.
QUR’AN 33:50; NASA’I 3411
R) Muhammad broke the promise he made to his wives that he would stop having sex with his slave girls.
QUR’AN 66:1-2; NASA’I 3411
S) Muhammad allowed his followers to rape their female captives.
QUR’AN 4:24; ABU DAWUD 2155
T) Muhammad took the most beautiful captives back to his own tent.
BUKHARI 4200; IBN ISHAQ 466
U) Muhammad told his followers they cold beat their wives into submission.
QUR’AN 4:34; IBN MAJAH 1986
V) Muhammad declared that women are stupid and that their testimony is unreliable.
QUR’AN 2:282; BUKHARI 2658
W) Muhammad promoted idolatrous pagan practices like kissing the black stone and bowing to the Kaaba.
BUKHARI 1597; QUR’AN 2:144
X) Muhammad repeated stories based on forgeries and passed them off as revelations.
QUR’AN 6:25; 8:31; 16:103
Y) Muhammad portrayed God as deceptive and Jesus as a complete failure.
QUR’AN 3:54; 4:157; 7:99
Z) Muhammad has kept more people from knowing the true God than any other false
prophet in history.
IBN ISHAQ was an Arab Muslim historian and hagiographer. Ibn Ishaq collected oral traditions that formed the basis of an important biography of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
BUKHARI commonly referred to as Imam al-Bukhari or Imam Bukhari, was a Persian Islamic scholar who was born in Bukhara (the capital of the Bukhara Region of Uzbekistan). He authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic (sahih) hadith collections. Note: A
hadith is one of various reports describing the words, actions, or habits of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
IBN SA’D was a Sunni scholar and Arabian biographer. Ibn Sa'd was born in 784 A.D. (168 AH) and died in 845
CE (230 AH). He received his training from teachers including Al-Waqidi. He had a reputation of being both trustworthy and accurate in his writings, which, in consequence, were much used by later writers. He was from Basra, but lived mostly in Baghdad.
TABARI refers to Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (838-923), a Persian historian and theologian.
NASA’I, born 829 A.D. was a noted collector of hadith (sayings of Muhammad), and wrote one of the six canonical hadith collections recognized by Sunni Muslims
ABU DAWUD was a noted Persian collector of prophetic hadith, and compiled the third of the six "canonical" hadith collections recognized by Sunni Muslims. He was born 889 A.D.
IBN MAJAH was a medieval scholar of hadith. He compiled the last of Sunni Islam's six canonical hadith collections. He was born 824 A.D.
MUSLIM: I don’t know what this source is referring to (see under J above).
QUR'AN, is another spelling for the Koran, Islam’s sacred book.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
This link will take you to Tate Publishing news for a formal announcement of my new release, "The Sonic Adventure Gang." It's the first in a series, and the second book is in layout currently. I plan to take this group through an entire year, going through all the seasons, and experiencing the fun and warmth of being part of a church community, not just by having a blast in the time machine, but in participating in church activities, going to Sunday School and learning the Bible, experiencing spiritual growth together, and helping one another on their journey of life as well.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
John 8:31-32: "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." There is an "if": if you continue in God's Word, the Bible.
I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek is an excellent book. They talk a lot about truth. Here are eight facts about truth:
1. Truth is not dependent on our feeling or preferences, because truth is truth whether we like it or not.
2. We legislate morality, but who will be the authority of moral law? Every law declares a certain behavior is right and its opposite is wrong. That is the definition of morality. We should find truth and legislate it, such as legislating that murder is wrong, businesses have to be honest, doctors have to do no harm, etc. How our leaders define truth for public policy dramatically affects these laws. Our nation used the Bible as our moral authority, and rightfully so since this is His universe and we are His creatures.
3. You demand truth every day from your bankers, doctors, spouses, children, business associates, etc. True/false tests are a demand for truth placed on the students by their teachers. So for those who don't think truth is important, I would say they are not being very truthful with themselves.
4. Truth is discovered, not invented. Even if no one knows about it, like the law of gravity or that the earth is round, it still exists. Truth is transcultural, true for all people, in all places, at all times. Mathematical equations are a common example.
5. Truth is unchanging, even if what you think about it changes. It is true whether or not you believe in it. It doesn't matter how sincere you are in your disbelief about the law of gravity, for example, it is still what it is and your misinformation or lack of belief does not change what it is.
6. Your attitude about truth doesn't matter. A humble person isn't necessarily right and an arrogant person isn't necessarily wrong.
7. All truths are absolute truths, even if they appear to be relative. For example, "I feel hungry today" may appear relative, but it is true for everyone everywhere that the person claiming to be hungry has a sensation of hunger today. In their book on pg. 38 the authors note: "Contrary beliefs are possible, but contrary truths are not possible. We can believe everything is true, but we cannot make everything true."
8. Truth is absolute, exclusive, and knowable. To deny absolute truth and its knowability is self-defeating because if you say there is no truth, the question comes up, "Is THAT true?" If you say all truth is relative, the question comes up, "It THAT a relative truth?" If you say you can't know truth, then I'd have to ask you, "Then how do you know THAT?" Because these statements contradict themselves, they are false, and moral relativists are defeated by their own logic (Geisler and Turek, p. 49).
Also, here is a wonderful press release that was made for my books and music. I hope you will check it out, and share if you like what you see. God bless you!