Common Bonds Between Islam and Catholicism

Common Bonds Between Islam and Catholicism

by Mike Gendron
Will the world’s two largest religions converge and be the catalyst for the prophesied one-world religion?  At first glance, the two faiths appear to be vastly different but under close inspection, they have more common bonds than differences. In 1994 the Vatican issued a publication entitled: “Spiritual Bonds Which Unite Us: 16 Years of Christian-Muslim Dialogue.” After extensive study and research, I put forth 10 common bonds that will help unite these two religions. Read more…

The Real Jesus? part 2

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Which Jesus do you worship? 
If we are going to believe in Jesus for our salvation & eternal life, then we need to be certain it is the real Jesus in whom we are believing. We must remember that people have many different ideas concerning the true identity of Jesus. We cannot assume that everyone believes rightly about Jesus simply because they are using His name.
Take for instance some of the beliefs concerning Jesus from the following groups:
  • Jesus is the Eternal God… John 1:1-2
    • John 1:1-2… In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
  • Jesus is the Creator God
    • John 1:3… All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
    • Colossians 1: 15-17 … He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
    • (note: He didn’t create and step away…deism)
  • Jesus is the God who became a man
    • John 1:14… And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
    • (Men want to be gods/Only Jesus became man) THE GOD/MAN
  • Jesus was VIRGIN-BORN (Matt. 1:21) so that He could offer Himself as the PERFECT SACRIFICE (Heb. 9:28) by bearing OUR SINS.
    • 1 John 3:5— You know that Heappeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
    • John 3:16— “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

  • Jesus is the ONLY MEDIATOR between HOLY GOD & MANKIND
    • 1 Timothy 2:5-6… For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
    • His death on the cross paid the price for our sins
    • Romans 5:6-8… For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

  • Jesus is the ONLY WAY, TRUTH, and LIFE
    • John 14:6… Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
    • Acts 4:12… And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
-Pastor Kevin Inman