There are approximately 1.8 billion Muslims in the world which is about 24% of the world’s population. Can you imagine how different the world would be if most of these Muslims were not essentially peace loving people!? Let’s look at what the Quran ACTUALLY teaches about Christians and war. 

First of all it’s important to take ALL the verses on the matter. On the one hand, (unlike the bible) the Quran is permitted to have changes in doctrine and the latest verses chronologically are taken as the binding teaching. The order of the Suras (or chapters) of the modern translations have been changed so one needs a chronological Quran to resolve any apparent contradictions. There are 114 chapters called Suras in the Quran.

Look at the amazing grace the Quran bestows on Christians in the modern 5th Sura (but the 112th chronologically). This is actually the third last Sura written down.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالصّٰبِئُونَ وَالنَّصٰرٰى مَنْ ءَامَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْأَاخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صٰلِحًا فَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
“Indeed, those who have believed [in Prophet Muhammad] and those [before Him] who were Jews or Sabeans or Christians – those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness – no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.”
(QS. Al-Maaida 5: Verse 69)

Amazingly the Quran teaches that Christians will go to heaven. It is important to understand that this teaching refers to Christians alive before the arrival of the prophet Mohammed. However, after his arrival those same Christians were condemned to Hell fire.

لَقَدْ كَفَرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوٓا إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ  ۖ  وَقَالَ الْمَسِيحُ يٰبَنِىٓ إِسْرٰٓءِيلَ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ رَبِّى وَرَبَّكُمْ  ۖ  إِنَّهُ ۥ  مَنْ يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَأْوٰىهُ النَّارُ  ۖ  وَمَا لِلظّٰلِمِينَ مِنْ أَنْصَارٍ
“They have certainly disbelieved who say, Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary while the Messiah has said, O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Indeed, he who associates others with Allah – Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers.”
(QS. Al-Maaida 5: Verse 72)

Christians who believe in the virgin birth are going to hell. That’s pretty clear. It’s important to understand that if a Muslim believes this verse (which is chronologically also from the 112th Sura) it does not make them a terrorist! Even if someone believes that a bible believing Christian is destined for eternal damnation, a christian is bound to love them and not to falsely accuse them of being a terrorist. The following verse written chronologically in the 87th Sura compliments this verse but shows that Final Judgement will be against the Christian from 630AD onwards. Here it is.

وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ لَيْسَتِ النَّصٰرٰى عَلٰى شَىْءٍ وَقَالَتِ النَّصٰرٰى لَيْسَتِ الْيَهُودُ عَلٰى شَىْءٍ وَهُمْ يَتْلُونَ الْكِتٰبَ  ۗ  كَذٰلِكَ قَالَ الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ مِثْلَ قَوْلِهِمْ  ۚ  فَاللَّهُ يَحْكُمُ بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيٰمَةِ فِيمَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ
“The Jews say The Christians have nothing [true] to stand on, and the Christians say, The Jews have nothing to stand on, although they [both] recite the Scripture. Thus the polytheists speak the same as their words. But Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they used to differ.”
(QS. Al-Baqara 2: Verse 113)

This deals with what the Quran says about Christians. Whatever other nice things it might say, it is consistent in that it teaches Christians are going to Hell. Now let’s look at what it teaches about war.

قٰتِلُوا الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَلَا بِالْيَوْمِ الْأَاخِرِ وَلَا يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ ۥ  وَلَا يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتٰبَ حَتّٰى يُعْطُوا الْجِزْيَةَ عَنْ يَدٍ وَهُمْ صٰغِرُونَ
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.”
(QS. At-Tawba 9: Verse 29)

وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ عُزَيْرٌ ابْنُ اللَّهِ وَقَالَتِ النَّصٰرَى الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ اللَّهِ  ۖ  ذٰلِكَ قَوْلُهُمْ بِأَفْوٰهِهِمْ  ۖ  يُضٰهِئُونَ قَوْلَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ  ۚ  قٰتَلَهُمُ اللَّهُ  ۚ  أَنّٰى يُؤْفَكُونَ
“The Jews say, Ezra is the son of Allah ; and the Christians say, The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded?”
(QS. At-Tawba 9: Verse 30)

It is claimed by millions of peaceful Muslims who know these verses full well, that it is relating to Christians who make war against Muslims. This teaching is chronically, from the penultimate Sura that being the 113th of 114 Suras. One has to read the whole 113th Sura to get the correct context. It is indeed as the peaceful Muslims say. These teaching are in respect of the treaty breakers who war against Muslims. So it is pragmatic teaching. It simultaneously repeats the former condemnation to Hell whilst at the same time encouraging soldiers to kill their enemies ruthlessly! So however justified these Muslim soldiers may be, these pragmatic teachings of war show that Islam is not entirely peaceful. If you fight Muslims they will try to kill you believing it is the will of God! Islam is therefore not entirely a religion of peace. It actively teaches the concept of a just war. To simply claim it is a religion of peace with so many verses devoted to war is folly. Nonetheless most Muslims feel no need to take up arms in spite of the plundering of Muslim lands for their oil by western governments, armies and oil companies. Jihadis on the other hand often share the political view that guerrilla warfare and terrorism is a valid response to this injustice. They actively take these same verses to justify indiscriminately killing civilians in enemy lands to try to bring attention to the carnage in their home countries. We have to love the Jihadis. Christians have to love them. Jesus commanded this. The Jihadis have shown us that the Quran is not a book of peace.

Jeremiah 6:13-15 “From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the Lord.

In many ways the Jihadi soldiers have exposed the Quran. Once at war, the Muslim soldier can literally employ terrorism in full obedience to the Quran.

وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ مَّا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِّنْ قُوَّةٍ وَمِنْ رِّبَاطِ الْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِۦ عَدُوَّ اللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ وَءَاخَرِينَ مِنْ دُونِهِمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَهُمُ اللَّهُ يَعْلَمُهُمْ  ۚ  وَمَا تُنْفِقُوا مِنْ شَىْءٍ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ يُوَفَّ إِلَيْكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ لَا تُظْلَمُونَ
“And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.”
(QS. Al-Anfaal 8: Verse 60)

Terrorism makes it particularly difficult to love the terrorist. Christians cannot forgive terrorism but they are commanded nonetheless to love the terrorist.

فَإِذَا لَقِيتُمُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَضَرْبَ الرِّقَابِ حَتّٰىٓ إِذَآ أَثْخَنْتُمُوهُمْ فَشُدُّوا الْوَثَاقَ فَإِمَّا مَنًّۢا بَعْدُ وَإِمَّا فِدَآءً حَتّٰى تَضَعَ الْحَرْبُ أَوْزَارَهَا  ۚ  ذٰلِكَ وَلَوْ يَشَآءُ اللَّهُ لَانْتَصَرَ مِنْهُمْ وَلٰكِنْ لِّيَبْلُوَا بَعْضَكُمْ بِبَعْضٍ  ۗ  وَالَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَلَنْ يُضِلَّ أَعْمٰلَهُمْ
“So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [confer] favor afterwards or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command]. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them [Himself], but [He ordered armed struggle] to test some of you by means of others. And those who are killed in the cause of Allah – never will He waste their deeds.”
(QS. Muhammad 47: Verse 4)

In the context of these other verses the ruthlessness of Muhammad 47:4, from the chronological 95th Sura fits neatly into Islamic doctrine, as does the following Sura.

فَإِذَا انْسَلَخَ الْأَشْهُرُ الْحُرُمُ فَاقْتُلُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ حَيْثُ وَجَدتُّمُوهُمْ وَخُذُوهُمْ وَاحْصُرُوهُمْ وَاقْعُدُوا لَهُمْ كُلَّ مَرْصَدٍ  ۚ  فَإِنْ تَابُوا وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلٰوةَ وَءَاتَوُا الزَّكٰوةَ فَخَلُّوا سَبِيلَهُمْ  ۚ  إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
“And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
(QS. At-Tawba 9: Verse 5)

Conversely, Jesus NEVER taught His disciples to make war on anyone for any reason. He avoided political power as it was diametrically opposed to His mission. I do not believe that Islam is simply a religion of peace but I am respectful of Muslims who forgive the sins of the Western infidels who rape their lands. (Incidentally, Christians must also love the infidels!). I am glad that most Muslims do not choose the way of the Jihadi. However, I respect that the Jihadis are following their book as I follow mine. I am a bible Jihadi. I am a bible Taliban. I am Mujahideen for Jesus. I am commanded to kill no-one. I am at peace with Jihad. Bring it on. I am not deceived into believing as many Muslims do, that the Medieval crusaders were ANY kind of Christians. Neither for that matter are George Bush, Tony Blair or Theresa May. The Word Christian is only in the bible three times and sadly I have NEVER met a Muslim yet who knew what a Christian actually is. One of the main reasons for this is that most people who call themselves Christians have very little bible knowledge and do not themselves know how to show from the bible the scriptures defining Christians. I offer any Muslim friend or enemy a chance to know the truth.

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