Salvation Includes The Muslims
(841) The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankinds judge on the last day. (Page 242, 243)
The plan of salvation is simple, and it does include the Muslims. It also includes the Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Buddhist, and anyone else who will put their trust in Jesus alone. It all depends on whose plan one is referring to. Is it mans plan or Gods plan?
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt BELIEVE in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Whos plan of salvation are they speaking of? I think it is obvious that they are referring to theirs. I would like to point out that just acknowledging the Creator does not save anyone. Satan acknowledges God, but he is not saved.
James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
The Muslims deny the deity of Jesus Christ. They believe that He was just a good man and teacher. They do not believe that He is the Messiah.
2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ (Messiah) is come in the flesh. This is a DECEIVER and an ANTICHRIST.
2 John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, RECEIVE HIM NOT into your house, neither bid him God speed:
The Muslim savior is a dead savior whom they call Allah. A true Christian depends and puts his trust in a risen savior, Jesus Christ. No one can go to heaven unless he goes through Jesus, not even a disbelieving Muslim, Baptist, Church of Christ, a good Catholic, or anyone else who denies Him.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The Muslims, like many religious people, depend on their good works of righteousness to get them to Heaven. The faith of Abraham was that he put his trust and faith in God (Jehovah); without faith it is impossible to please God
Titus 3:5 Not by WORKS of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham BELIEVED God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Genesis 15:6 And he (Abraham) BELIEVED in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God MUST BELIEVE that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
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