Absolutely! He should be or else He's not worthy of being worshipped. "Don't talk about God like that!", you say? If God cannot be trusted, then who can you trust?

Every person on earth in the history of mankind was created through God's miracle design of procreation, except Adam the first man, and Jesus Christ, born of a virgin. This means we're all created from our one and only sovereign creator. Even Adam was created with God's own hands. The Christians believe He was created from the earth; the Muslims believe he was created from a blood cell. Whatever it is, that's irrelevant right now. The miraculous birth of Jesus is what we have to be concerned with, but I'll get to that later.

Let's go back to the beginning and talk about God's fairness. Since God is fair, and we are all His creation, then we are all created equally. Most everyone on this earth is born into some form of religion, whether Jewish, Catholic, Protestant (nominal Christians), Muslim, Buddhist, Shinto, Taoist, Hindu or whatever. We grow up believing our religion is the true wa of life, redemption and salvation. Although ALL these religions contradict each other (according to their holy scriptures) in the most important declarations of their faith, everyone born of these religions perceive their religion to be truth.

If a person grow up from childhood with his parents calling him stupid fool every day, he will grow up believing this to be true! If a child grows up with his parents' encouragement, he will grow up with self-confidence and ambition. It's the same with religion. If we're born into, say, Protestant Christianity, we are taught it is the true religion. Rubbish! If we're born into Islam, we're taught from birth it's the truth. Rubbish! Then we passed down our religious beliefs to our children and they believe it too. This is known as religious tradition. Now, how can the one and only God have so many truths? If He does, He cannot be trusted. The truth of the matter is that in order for God to be a fair God, He cannot allow one person to be born into a "true religion" and another person into a false religion. The only way God can be fair is if we were all born separated from Him, born in sin, inherited from man's first sinner, Adam. We have to be like Abraham - pagans who searched for the true God.

Previously mentioned was the fact that the first man (whom was uniquely) created had sinned and we all inherited his sinful nature. Although he was uniquely created, he still had the inherited characteristics of what he was created from. He was created from the earth for the earth. God told him to till the land and take care of the land. God gave him guidelines to replenish the earth. God gave him dominion over all things on the earth including the animals. He was to take care of the animals - not abuse them. Adam was God's special creation for the earth.

Now, the second and last unique creation - or was Christ a creation? Have you ever asked yourself why Jesus had to be born of a virgin? You may say - so he can heal and perform all those miracles. In the Old Testament, Elijah, Elisha and Moses performed some of the greatest healings and miracles in history, but they weren't born of a virgin. But Jesus did so many miracles, you say. God is not limited. He could have done the same amount of miracles through any other man if He had chosen to.

Then, why did the most unique birth in the history of man have to take place? Remember Adam and how he sinned? Jesus was born of a virgin so he could redeem us from that sin. You see, anyone born from the sperm and egg of a man and woman inherits the sin nature from Adam and Eve. Children inherit qualities from their mothers and fathers in their genes. The inherent quality of Jesus Christ from His mother was His flesh; the inherent quality from His Father was Divinity.

God is spirit, man is flesh and Jesus was both. Jesus was not a sinner, but His body became sin. He had become a curse for all of us so we, by accepting Him in our hearts, could be redeemed. You see, God knows what it's like to be tempted, slandered and killed. He can identify with us through Jesus Christ. God also taught us a lesson about the flesh. The body of Jesus, the inherited quality of Mary, was killed. The inherited quality of His Father, God the Spirit, had always existed from before the foundation of the earth when Jesus rose again on the third day according to Jewish time, and defeated death.

We, too, have to die in our flesh some time, but the flesh is only temporary. It is the spirit which lives forever. We must have a spiritual rebirth in order to be redeemed by God the Spirit. Our good works cannot get us in communion with God. That is something of the flesh! And it's selfish! All religions believe that by being a good person, you can go to heaven and yet they all contradict each other in the most important areas. You must believe in what God has done for you through Jesus Christ, not what you can do. God must have the glory - not us! There is only one God and Jehovah is His name and Jesus Christ is the redeemer.

Wait a minute! Didn't you say earlier that if we're born into Protestant Christianity, it's rubbish? This stuff about Jesus sounds like Christianity to me! Yes, religious tradition is rubbish; that is a fleshly birth. You must be born of the spirit which is a birth of choice. Growing up as a Muslim, I was told I am responsible for my own actions. That's what God says too.

From the words of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, "Most assuredly, I say to you unless one is born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, `you must be born again.'" (John 3:5-7)

There is only one entity in this universe who can come up with something so complex, spiritual and rational at the same time. His nature is hard to comprehend, yet it is apprehendable. His mysterious ways seem to be more understandable now that he has walked with us 2000 years ago. Only Jehovah god can be this and do this.

Religion is man's way of reaching God. Born again Christianity is having a relationship with God, made possible by Him reaching us!

My Muslim friends - I know the Qu'ran says if anyone has any doubt that Allah is one God and Mohammed is His messenger, this is an unpardonable sin. That has been put in there to lead you into bondage to religious tradition.

You have to become like Abraham to find the truth - a person who had no religion, but knew there was a God in heaven. He came in faith, not religious tradition. Just keep talking to God in whatever language you speak and ask him to lead you to the truth. Approach Him in humility with an open heart. He may not lead you to "Christianity", but He will lead you to Jesus Christ, the Word of God.


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Fareed was born into a Sunni Family in Trindad and has lived in Canada most of his life. He came to Christ in 1991 through study of the Qur'an and the Bible

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