Reposting-He Said, He Said 3

Mohammed says:

“And shouldst thou ever fear from any people treachery, then throw it back to them in like manner: verily God loves not the treacherous.”  Chapter of the Spoils v40. (italics mine)

Jesus says:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth’. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go with them one mile, gow with him two miles. ” Matthew 5:38-41 (italics mine)


“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemies.’ But I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:43-45 (italics mine) See also Luke 6:27-36

Not much commentary necessary for this one. Mohammed clearly advocates tit for tat. Jesus doesn’t. In fact, Jesus says that acting with love and praying for (not against) one’s enemies makes a person  like God, who also loves those who hate him.

Two teachers. Two messages. Same source? I don’t think so.


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