Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ALLAH’S LOVE COMPARED TO GOD’S LOVE

Islam’s god demands power over others: Islam means "submission", i.e. submitting to its god and Muhammad’s rule. But the tender love of God, apart from this obedience, is not known in Islam.
Below are a number of verses I’ve found on Allah’s love. I list a few more at the end of this article.
2:222
They ask thee concerning women's courses (menses). Say: They are a hurt and a pollution; so keep away from women in their courses and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves ye may approach them in any manner time or place ordained for you by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.
3:31
Say: "If ye do love Allah follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful."
3:134
Those who spend (freely) whether in prosperity or in adversity; who restrain anger and pardon (all) men; for Allah loves those who do good.
3:146
How many of the Prophets fought (in Allah's way) and with them (fought) large bands of godly men? But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah's way nor did they weaken (in will) nor give in. And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast.
28:77
"But seek with the (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on thee the Home of the Hereafter nor forget thy portion in this world: but do thou good as Allah has been good to thee and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief."
61:4
Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in battle array as if they were a solid cemented structure.
You see in all of these verses that Allah’s love is predicated upon the Muslim’s performance. Muhammad’s depiction of and theology on Allah’s love contradict the depiction of God’s love in the Bible. Compare and contrast the following Biblical verses to the Quranic verses above.

(NOTE: Please take the time to read the passages. In doing so, you will taste a strong difference in the flavors of love between Islam’s Allah, and Christianity’s God. By comparing the Scriptures of each faith, you will discern the differences in their Gods’ natures. You will be able to see clearly and unequivocally, beyond any doubt, that Islam’s god is not Christianity’s God. Islam’s god is not capable of true love.)
Hosea 2:13-16
I will punish her for the days she burned incense to the Baals; she decked herself with rings and jewelry, and went after her lovers, but me she forgot," declares the LORD. Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor (trouble) a door of hope. There she will sing as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt. "In that day," declares the LORD, "you will call me 'my husband'; you will no longer call me 'my master.'
Hosea 3:1
The LORD said to me, "Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes."
Isaiah 54:5-8
For your Maker is your husband, the LORD Almighty is his name, the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit a wife who married young, only to be rejected," says your God. "For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back. In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.
Jeremiah 31:3
The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.
Jeremiah 31:9
They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
Jeremiah 31:31-34
"The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to [a] them, " declares the LORD. "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares the LORD. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
John 3:16-21
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son…."
Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:9-12
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
Revelations 21:6, 7
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

I expect that you, the reader, have seen the difference between the quality of love between God and Allah. You can’t miss it. Muhammad’s god was incapable of great love. Its love was shallow. No wonder Muhammad believed that he would be tried in the grave and that he feared Allah’s wrath; the spiritual power that he interacted with was incapable of giving him the true love of God. The true love of God gives peace to the believer. No wonder the early Muslims quickly turned to murdering each other; the spiritual power that rules Islam could not motivate them towards a life of love. The true love of God motivates people to lend a helping hand to each other, not destroy each other. No wonder so many people left Islam after Muhammad died; they tasted Islam and spat it out. No wonder those that left Islam said about the other Muslims, "Their religion does not stop them from shedding blood, terrifying the roads, and seizing properties." [10] (Yes, many early Muslims were terrorists just like the Muslim terrorists of today). Because Islam lacks the true love of God, its followers can bomb children and believe they are doing Allah’s will.

God of the Bible is "FATHER", In Contrast, Allah of Koran is Not "FATHER"

SCRIPTURES THAT SHOW THAT GOD IS A FATHER
Let’s take a look at the groundwork that Judaism and Christianity lay regarding God as Father. The God of the Bible is indeed a Father to His people. From both the Old and New Testament Scriptures we see God revealing and describing Himself as a Father. Here are some examples taken from the New International Version. [5]
1) Deut. 32:6
Is this the way you repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?
2) Psalms 2:7
I will proclaim the decree of the LORD : He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father.
3) Isaiah 63:16
But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.
4) Matthew 6:9
"This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,'"
5) John 20:17
Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
6) Romans 8:15
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

On the other hand, the Quran denies God’s Fatherhood:
Sura 5:18
And (both) the Jews and the Christians say: "We are the children of Allah and His loved ones." Say: "Why then does He punish you for your sins?" Nay, you are but human beings, of those He has created, He forgives whom He wills and He punishes whom He wills. And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and to Him is the return (of all). [6]
You can see from the Quranic verse above that Muhammad refused to accept Christians and Jews as God’s children because He disciplined them. However, both the Old and New Testaments Bible teach that a loving father disciplines his children.
Hebrews 12:7-11
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Jeremiah 31:18, 19
"I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: ‘You disciplined me like an unruly calf, and I have been disciplined. Restore me, and I will return, because you are the LORD my God. After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.'"
Muhammad grew up without a father. His father died before his birth, his mother died when he was six years old. Muhammad lived first with his grandfather and then mostly with his uncle. It may be that he was not disciplined by his uncle who raised him. If that was the case, then he missed out on a valuable aspect of the father-relationship. Fathers who love their children discipline them. God loves His people and He does indeed discipline them for their own good!

SCRIPTURES THAT SHOW THAT GOD IS A FATHER

Let’s take a look at the groundwork that Judaism and Christianity lay regarding God as Father. The God of the Bible is indeed a Father to His people. From both the Old and New Testament Scriptures we see God revealing and describing Himself as a Father. Here are some examples taken from the New International Version. [5]
1) Deut. 32:6
Is this the way you repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?
2) Psalms 2:7
I will proclaim the decree of the LORD : He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father.
3) Isaiah 63:16
But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.
4) Matthew 6:9
"This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,'"
5) John 20:17
Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
6) Romans 8:15
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

YESU NDIE NJIA NA KWELI NA UZIMA. Kumbe Dini sio Njia

Katika Biblia tunasoma kuwa Yesu anasema yeye ndie "KWELI" na anaendelea kusema kuwa KWELI ndiyo itakuweka HURU. Hebu rejea kwenye hii aya: 

Yohana 14:6 Yesu akawaambia, “Mimi ndiye Njia na Kweli na Uzima; mtu hawezi kufika kwa Baba bila kupitia kwangu.

Kufuatana na aya hapo juu, Mtu yeyote yule hawezi kwenda kwa Baba na/au Mbiguni bila ya kupitia "KWELI" ambayo ni YESU. Kumbe basi dini haiwezi kukupeleka popote pale. Kumbe, NJIA PEKEE ya Uzima wa Milele ni YESU na SI DINI.

Kumfahamu Yesu ambaye ni KWELI kutakufanya umwelewe Mungu wa UKWELI!! Kumbe basi, Yesu ndie mwenye uwezo wa kukufanya uelewe KWELI ya Mungu.

Yohana 8:31-32 Kwa hiyo Yesu akawaambia wale waliomwamini, “Kama mkiendelea kutii maneno yangu mtakuwa wanafunzi wangu halisi. 32 Mtaelewa yaliyo kweli kumhusu Mungu na ukweli huu utawafanya muwe watu huru.

Kufuatana na aya hapo juu, inatuhakikishia kuwa mafundisho ya YESU PEKEE ndiyo yatakufanya uelewe KWELI na kumfahamu Mungu wa KWELI. Zaidi ya hapo, kuwa Mwanafunzi wa Yesu(Ukristo) ndio njia pekee ya kufahamu kweli.

Yesu Ndie Njia ya Kweli na Uzima.

Mwamini leo ili upate uzima wa milele.

Copyright © Max Shimba Ministries 2013

Accounts of People Raised from the Dead

1. Elijah raised the son of the Zarephath widow from the dead (1 Kings 17:17-22).

2. Elisha raised the son of the Shunammite woman from the dead (2 Kings 4:32-35).
3. A man was raised from the dead when his body touched Elisha’s bones (2 Kings 13:20, 21).
4. Many saints rose from the dead at the resurrection of Jesus (Matt. 27:50-53).
5. Jesus rose from the dead (Matt. 28:5-8Mark 16:6Luke 24:5, 6).
6. Jesus raised the son of the widow of Nain from the dead (Luke 7:11-15).
7. Jesus raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead (Luke 8:41, 42, 49-55).
8. Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44).
9. Peter raised Dorcas from the dead (Acts 9:36-41).
10. Eutychus was raised from the dead by Paul (Acts 20:9, 10).

UKRISTO NI NINI?


Leo nitajibu hoja ya, Je, Ukristo ni DINI AU NI NINI?

Neno Ukristo ni tegemezi ya kutoka kwa Jina "KRISTO". Hivyobasi, Mkristo ni mfuasi wa Kristo. Ni kama unavyoweza sema Mtanzania anatoka Tanzania na/ua neno Mtanzania ni tegemezi kutoka Tanzania.

Ukristo ni imani maalum kulinganisha na nyinginezo, Kwa sababu inasimamia zaidi ushirika na Mungu kuliko matendo ya kidini. Kinyume na kushikilia orodha ya masharti ya fanya haya na usifanye yale, Lengo la mkristo ni kutafuta ushirika wa karibu na Mungu Baba kupitia Mwana ambaye ni Yesu. Ushirika huo unawezeshwa na kazi aliyoifanya Yesu pamoja na huduma ndani ya maisha ya mkristo ya Roho Mtakatifu.

Wakristo huamini ya kuwa Biblia ni Neno la Mungu na mafundisho yake ndiyo mamlaka ya mwisho (Timotheo wa pili 3:16, Petro wa pili 1: 20-21). Wakristo huamini juu ya Mungu mmoja akaaye katika utatu, Baba na Mwana (Yesu kristo), na Roho Mtakatifu.

Kwa hivyo, huku dini nyingine zikitaka waumini wao watende mambo Fulani Fulani au wasitende mambo Fulani ukristo ni juu ya kuwa na ushirika na Mungu. 

Hivyo Basi, Ukristo ni Ufuasi wa Kristo ambaye ni Mungu. Yesu Kristo ni Mungu. 

Copyright © Max Shimba Ministries 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

YESU ANASEMA: MSIDHANI NALIKUJA KULETA AMANI DUNIANI, LAAA! BALI UPANGA!


Leo nitajibu haya madai ya Upanga.

Waumini wa dini ya Kiislam katika Mihadhara mbalimbali ya kidini wamekuwa na tabia ya kutumia aya YA UPANGA iliyopo katika Mathayo 10: 34 inayo sema ''MSIDHANI NALIKUJA KULETA AMANI DUNIANI, LAAA! BALI UPANGA! Waislam wanadai kuwa, katika aya hii, Yesu alikuja kuleta UPANGA na si Habari Njema kama tufundishavyo sisi Wakristo.

Kwa kuwa Waislam kazi yao ni kutoa kashfa na kuutukana Ukristo, wahadhiri hao wa Dini ya Uislamu hufundisha jamii kwa kutumia Qurani na Biblia na kusema kuwa eti Yesu alikuja kuleta UPANGA  na Hivyo Basi Ukristo ni dini ya UPANGA. Fundisho hili la "MSIDHANI NALIKUJA KULETA AMANI DUNIANI, LAAA! BALI UPANGA! " wanalieneza kwa kupitia Mitandao mbalimbali kama ya  Radio, Vijarida, Mihadhara, vitabu na Kanda (cassettes) za Video na Audio. Na hivyo kuwafanya baadhi ya Wakristo kuingiwa na wasiwasi kutokana na jinsi hawa Wahadhiri wa Dini ya Uislamu wanavyo toa kashfa chafu kwa Yesu Kristo ambaye ni Masiah. Na baadhi ya Wakristo wengine ingawa hawajabadili dini wanaamini hivyo. Swali la muhimu la kujiuliza kwa kila Mkristo, je, ni kweli Yesu alikuja kuleta UPANGA? Nakusihi fuatilia somo hili kwa makini ili kujua Ukweli wa aya hii:

Ngoja niiweke hiyo aya:
Mathayo 10:34''MSIDHANI NALIKUJA KULETA AMANI DUNIANI, LAAA! BALI UPANGA!

Ukitazama na kusikiliza kwa haraka haraka namna wahadhiri hao wa Dini ya Uislamu wanavyoifunda hii aya ya Biblia unaweza ukashawishika kuamini hicho wanachokifundisha, lakini ni vyema tukajifundisha kwa undani kadiri maneno ya Yesu kuwa "MSIDHANI NALIKUJA KULETA AMANI DUNIANI, LAAA! BALI UPANGA!" kisha tuone kama kuna ukweli juu ya hayo mafundisho yao, ya kusema kuwa Yesu alikuja kuleta Upanga na si kutangaza Habari Njema kwa Mataifa yote. 

Haya tuanze utafiti wetu.
Kwanza tujiuluize, Je, Yesu analeta Upanga wa ainga gani? Yesu anazungumzi Upanga ambao ni “Neno la Mungu”.  Neno la Mungu linagawanya na au kukata Mabaya na kuacha mazuri.  Hebu kwanza tuyasome maagizo yake kwa wanafuzi. Mathayo 10 aya 16: Inasema: Sasa, mimi nawatuma ninyi kama kondoo kati ya mbwa mwitu. Muwe na busara kama nyoka, na wapole kama njiwa. Katika hii AYA, Yesu anawaambia Wanafunzi wake wawe na Busara na Wapole, Hatusomi katia hii aya kuwa anawaambia wabebe Upanga. Je, Yesu alipo sema Upanga, alimaanisha nini? Hebu tuendelee na somo letu.

Sasa tuangalie aya ya 1 inasema:  “Yesu aliwaita wanafunzi wake kumi na wawili, akawapa uwezo wa kutoa pepo wachafu na kuponya magonjwa na maradhi yote”. Upanga unao zungumziwa hapa ni uwezo ambao Yesu aliwapa Wanafunzi wake. Unaweza kuniuliza uwezo huo ni nini?

Hebu tusome Kitabu cha Waefeso ili tuweze kuelewa nini hasa maana ya Upanga na Uwezo wa kutoa Pepo na Kuponya kama alivyo wapa Wanafunzi wake.

Waefeso 6:17
17 Vaeni wokovu kama kofia ya vita vichwani na chukueni UPANGA wa Roho ambao ni neno la Mungu.
Kutokana na ayah hii ya Waefeso, tumeweza kufunguliwa macho yetu ya Kiroho na kuelewa kuwa UPANGA NI NENO LA MUNGU.
Kwasabau Waislam wanakubali kuwa Yesu kaleta Upanga ambao sasa tunaelewa nini maana yake kutoka na Ushaidi wa Waefeso. Basi leo hii hawa Waislam hawatakuwa na jinsi ya kujitetea bali kukubali kuwa Upanga ambao ni Neno la Mungu ni wa kufuatwa kama alivyo sema Yesu katika Mathayo 10: 34.
Ni matumaini yangu kuwa leo hii umeweza kujua kwa undani maana ya "MSIDHANI NALIKUJA KULETA AMANI DUNIANI, LAAA! BALI (UPANGA) NENO LA MUNGU!" na Yesu alipo sema hayo alikuwa anatufahamisha kuwa neon La Mungu ni Sawa na Upanga Mkali unao tenganisha na au toa Mabaya yote kwa Binadamu.

Mungu awabariki sana

Katika Huduma Yake

Max Shimba 


Copyright © Max Shimba Ministries 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

KWA NINI WAKRISTO HAWAUTAKI UISLAMU?


Waislamu wamekuwa mahodari sana kutushawishi Wakisto tuufuate uislamu, wakidai kuwa ndiyo imani sahihi, wapo baadhi ya Wakristo walioamua kuufuata uislamu, kwa sababu ya kazi, kuoa, kudangaywa, na wengine wameingia kwenye uislamu kwa kuwa hawaujui vizuri, sasa sisi ambao tumeusoma Uislamu, tumezinduka tunagoma kuingia kwenye uislamu kwa sababu hizi zifuatazo.

(1) SHETANI NI MUSLAMU

Ni bahati mbaya kwamba Adamu Hawa hawakufanikiwa kufanya jitihada za kumwezesha shetani na wanae kuuomba msamaha kwa mwenyezi Mungu na kuwa Waislamu, ni mtume Muhammad tu ndiye aliyemsilimisha shetani akawa muislamu… (KITABU CHA ASILI YA MAJINI UK 20)

Sasa Ikiwa shetani ni muislamu, na sisi tunajua kuwa shetani yeye ndiye adui yetu namba moja ambaye sisi hatupaswi kushirikiana nae, 

Yakobo 4:7 Basi mtiini Mungu. Mpingeni shetani, nae atawakimbia.

Sasa iweje tena tumfuate shetani katika uislamu? Kwa kuwa shetani ambaye aliwadanganya Adamu na Hawa ni muislamu,sisi Wakristo tunaojitambua hatuutaki Uislamu.

(2) UKIWA MUISLAMU MATAKO TAKO YANAKUWA NI SEHEMU YA SHETANI KUJIBURUDISHA KWA MICHEZO YAKE.

Kasema Mtume (s.a.w) “Anamwijia mmoja wenu shetani katika sala, basi anapuliza (anampuliza) katika matako yake, basi yule mtu inamwijia fikiria ya kuwa umemtoka upepo (kajamba) nae haukumtoka, basi akiona hali hiyo asiondoke kwenye sala mpaka asikie sauti ya kumtoka huo upepo au anuse harufu yake”. (KITABU CHA MKWELI MWAMIU, JUZUU YA 1 -2 HADITHI NA. 74, UK 42)

Sasa hiyo adha ya kupulizwa matako na shetani kwa kila unaposali nani anaitaka? Yaani kila ukienda kusali basi shetani yeye yupo matakoni tu, najiuliza hivi shetani ambaye ni muislamu hakuona sehemu nyingine mpaka akomae na matako tu? Kina mama Wa Kiislamu zindukeni, maana Wanaume wao wameshazoea, ndiyo maana hawataki ninyi mwende msikitini ili mpulizwe pamoja nao, hivyo sisi Waristo tunaojitambua, kwa tendo hilo la kupulizwa matakoni na shetani hatuutaki uislamu.

(3) UKIWA MUISLAMU BASI WEWE PUA YAKO INAKUWA KITANDA CHA SHETANI

Amesimulia Abu Huraira (r.a) Mtume (s.a.w) alisema “Mmoja wenu anapoamka kutoka usingizini, basa atawadhe na apandishe maji puani, na apenge mara tatu, kwa sababu shetani alilala ndani ya tundu za pua yake” (Bukhari, Hadithi na. 516, juzuu ya 4)

Hivi ni Mkristo gani mwenye kujitambua ambaye yupo tayari kuwa muislamu, ili pua yake ikawe godoro la shetani? Bila shaka hakuna, hivyo sisi Wakristo tunaojitamua hatuutaki uislamu.

(4) KWENYE UISLAMU NI RUKSA KUOA VITOTO VYAMIAKA SITA NA KUVIINGILIA VIKIWA NA MIAKA TISA, Hadithi ya Aisha (r.a) amesema, Mtume (s.a.w) amenioa nikiwa binti wa miaka sita, tukaja Madina tukafikia kwa Ban Al-Harith Khazraji nikapatwa na homa kali sana mpaka nywele zangu zikakatika katika baadae zikaja kuwa nyingi, Akanijia mama yangu Ummu Ruuman, akanikuta niko katika pembeya nikiwa na rafiki zangu, akaniita kwa sauti ya ukali, nikamwendea hata nisijue anachoniitia akanishika mkono mpaka akanifikisha mlangoni huku nina hema mpaka zilipotulia pumzi zangu akachukua maji akaanza kunifuta kwa maji hayo uso wangu na kichwa changu kisha akaniingiza ndani nikawakuta wanawake wa kiansari mle ndani wakasema, “uwe juu ya kheri na Baraka na uwe juu ya ndege bora, akanikabidhi kwao wakaniweka vizuri, sikustuka isipokuwa alipofika Mtume (s.a.w) asubuhi mama yangu akanikabidhi kwake, nami siku hiyo nilikuwa ni mschana wa miaka tisa” (BUKHARI, HADITHI NA. 234, Juzuu ya 5)

Sasa kama katika uislamu ufataki ni ruksa yaani mzee wa miaka 54 anaruhusiwa kuoa kitoto cha miaka sita, hivi kuna haja gani ya Mkristo kujiingiza kwenye Ufataki (UISLAMU) na kuanza kuharibu vitoto vya miaka sita? Yaani badala ya kufikiria Elimu kwa mtoto wako, huyo wa miaka sita, unafikiria kumuozesha kwa mzee wa miaka 54, kwa stahili hiyo sisi Wakristo tunaojitambua hatuutaki uslamu.

(5) HATUUTAKI UISLAMU KWA KUWA MUHAMMAD ALIROGWA

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jesus Loves You



Jesus Loves You 

Yesu Kristo ameumba mbingu, nchi, watu, na ulimwengu wote.


Biblia Takatifu inatuambia kwamba:
...tuliumbwa katika Kristo Yesu...” (Waefeso 2:10)
Ni jambo lililo wazi kabisa kuwa sisi wanadamu wote pamoja na viumbe vyote ni kazi ya mikono ya Yesu. Yesu ameumba vitu vyote; tendo la mtu kuukana Uungu wa Yesu ni jambo la kumkosea heshima Mungu aliyekuumba. Ndio maana Yesu aliwaambia Wayahudi kwamba: “...ninyi mwanivunjia heshima Yangu...” (Yohana 8:49).
Tusomapo Biblia Takatifu katika kitabu cha YOHANA sura ya kwanza, tunaona pameandikwa:

Hapo mwanzo kulikuwako Neno, naye Neno alikuwako kwa Mungu, naye Neno alikuwa Mungu... Vyote vilifanyika kwa huyo; wala pasipo Yeye hakikufanyika cho chote kilichofanyika... Naye Neno alifanyika mwili, akakaa kwetu; nasi tukauona utukufu Wakeutukufu kama wa Mwana pekee atokaye kwa Baba; amejaa neema na kweli.” (Yohana 1:1,3,14)  

Huyo “Neno” anayetajwa hapo ndiye Yesu Kristo. Mwandishi wa kitabu hicho cha YOHANA ametumia usemi wa: “...Neno alikuwako kwa Mungu...” akiwa anawafahamisha hususani Wayahudi waliokuwa wanajua kuwa YEHOVA ndiye Mungu wao. Kwa hiyo Yohana anasema “...Neno alikuako kwa Mungu...” kwa maana ya kwamba; huyu “...Yesu alikuwako kwa YEHOVA...” ambaye wao Wayahudi walimtambua kuwa ndiye Mungu wao.

Pia zaidi tunaona Yohana anafafanua kwa kusema kuwa; huyu “...Yesu alikuwa Mungu...” Ufafanuzi zaidi tunauona katika YOHANA 1:14 ambapo Yohana amefafanua kwa kusema; “...Yesu alifanyika mwili; akakaa kwetu...” Biblia Takatifu inamtaja kwa wazi kabisa kuwa Yesu ni Mungu na ameumba vitu vyote “...Vyote vilifanyika kwa huyo; wala pasipo Yeye hakikufanyika cho chote kilichofanyika...” (Yohana 1:3).

Yesu Kristo Ndiye anayekuja kuuhukumu ulimwengu wote siku ya kiyama

Jambo hili si mzaha wala uzushi bali ni kweli; Yesu Kristo anakuja kuhukumu ulimwengu wote. Yesu Kristo ametutamkia kwa kiywa Chake kwa kusema kwamba;
Tena Baba hamhukumu mtu ye yote, bali amempa Mwana hukumu yote; ili watu wote wamheshimu Mwana kama vile wanavyomheshimu Baba.” (Yohana 5:22,23)
Katika hukumu siku ya kiyama hatutegemei kumwona YEHOVA akija kuhukumu ulimwengu, bali, Yesu Kristo ndiye ajaye kuhukumu ulimwengu. Hii itakuwa hivyo ili WATU WOTE WAMHESHIMU Yesu sawa sawa na jinsi ambavyo wanamheshimu YEHOVA. Hapo ndipo viumbe vyote watathibitisha kuwa Yesu ni Mungu. Biblia Takatifu inasema kwamba:
...kwa jina la Yesu kila goti lipigwe, la vitu vya mbinguni, na vya duniani, na vya chini ya nchi; kila ulimi ukiri ya kuwa YESU KRISTO NI BWANA...” (Wafilipi 2:10,11)
Hakika Yesu ni Mungu. Najua hapa huwachanganya baadhi ya watu hata wanaweza kuhoji;

Je! Wapo Miungu wangapi? Kwa maana tunasikia habari za Mungu Baba, Mungu Mwana, na Mungu Roho Mtakatifu? Inawezekanaje tuseme Yupo Mungu mmoja wakati hapo tunaona wapo watatu?

Ni kweli Utatu Mtakatifu wa Mungu umekuwa mgumu sana kueleweka kwa watu wengi kutokana na mafundisho dhaifu waliyoyapokea kutoka kwa viongozi wao wa madhehebu yao na imani zao. Je! Utatu Mtakatifu wa Mungu ni uzushi uliotungwa na wanadamu kwa lengo la kupotosha watu au Biblia Takatifu inatuthibitishia wazi wazi kuhusu Utatu Mtakatifu wa Mungu? Hebu twende katika neno la Mungu tuone jinsi lisemavyo.

Biblia Takatifu inatuambia kwamba:

Yesu Kristo anayo amri na mamlaka ya kusamehe dhambi


Kuna jambo lililowahi kutokea hadi likawashangaza watu; hebu fatilia kisa hiki. Biblia Takatifu inasema kwamba:

Wakaja watu wakimleta mtu mwenye kupooza, anachukuliwa na watu wanne. Na walipokuwa hawawezi kumkaribia (Yesukwa sababu ya makutano, waliitoboa dari pale alipokuwapo; na wakiisha kuivunja wakalitelemsha godoro alilolilalia yule mwenye kupooza. Naye Yesu, alipoiona imani yao, akamwambia yule mwenye kupooza, Mwanangu, umesamehewa dhambi zako. Na baadhi ya waandishi waliokuwako huko, wameketi, wakifikiri mioyoni mwao,
Mbona huyu anasema hivi? Anakufuru. Ni nani awezaye kusamehe dhambi isipokuwa mmoja, ndiye Mungu?

Mara Yesu akafahamu rohoni mwake kwamba wanafikiri hivyo nafsini mwao, akawaambiaMbona mnafikiri hivi mioyoni mwenu? Vyepesi ni vipi, kumwambia mwenye kupooza, Umesamehewa dhambi zako, au kusema, Ondoka, ujitwike godoro lako, uende?

Lakini mpate kujua ya kwamba Mwana wa Adamu anayo amri duniani ya kusamehe dhambi – Akamwambia yule mwenye kupooza,
Nakuambia, Ondoka, ujitwike godoro lako uende nyumbani kwako.
Mara akaondoka, akajitwika godoro lake, akatoka mbele yao wote; hata wakastajabu wote, wakamtukuza Mungu, wakisema, Namna hii hatujapata kuiona kamwe.” (Marko 2:3-12)

Yesu Kristo hajaumbwa bali alikuwepo tangu milele yote

Ni kweli kabisa kwamba Yesu alikuwepo tangu milele yote kabla ya kuumbwa kitu cho chote kile. Bwana Yesu kwa kauli ya kinywa chake mwenyewe anasema kwamba:
Na sasa, Baba, unitukuze Mimi pamoja Nawe, kwa utukufu ule Mimi niliokuwa nao pamoja Nawe kabla ya ulimwengu kuwako.” (Yohana 17:5)
Neno “UTUKUFU” maana yake ni heshima, uweza, uzuri, umaarufu, nguvu, sifa na mamlaka. Mambo hayo yote Yesu alikuwa nayo kabla hata ulimwengu haujaumbwa. Yesu Kristo alikuwapo hata kabla ya kuzaliwa na Mariamu; jambo hili pia Yesu Kristo kwa kinywa Chake Yeye mwenyewe ametuthibitishia alipokuwa akiwaambia Wayahudi kwamba:

Yeye aliye wa Mungu huyasikia maneno ya Mungu; hivyo ninyi hamsikii kwa sababu ninyi si wa Mungu.

Wayahudi wakajibu, wakamwambia, Je! Sisi hatusemi vema ya kwamba wewe u Msamaria, nawe una pepo?

Yesu akajibu, Mimi sina pepo; lakini Mimi namheshimu Baba yanguna ninyi mwanivunjia heshima Yangu. Wala mimi siutafuti utukufu Wangu; Yuko mwenye kutafuta na kuhukumu. Amin, amin, nawaambia, Mtu akilishika neno langu, hataona mauti mileleBasi Wayahudi wakamwambia, Sasa tumeng’amua ya kuwa una pepo. Ibrahimu amekufa, na manabii wamekufa; nawe wasema, Mtu akuilishika neno langu, hataonja mauti milele. Wewe u mkuu kuliko baba yetu Ibrahimu, ambaye amekufa? Nao manabii wamekufa. Wajifanya u nani? Yesu akajibu, Nikijitukuza mwenyewe, utukufu wangu si situ; anitukuzaye ni Baba Yanguambaye ninyi mwanena kuwa ni Mungu wenu. Wala ninyi hamkumjua; lakini mimi namjua. Nikisema ya kwamba simjui, nitakuwa mwongo kama ninyi; lakini namjua, na neno lake nalishika. Ibrahimu baba yenu, alishangilia kwa vile atakavyoiona siku yangu; naye akaiona, akafurahi.

Basi Wayahudi wakamwambia, Wewe haujapata bado miaka hamsini, nawe umemona Ibrahimu? Yesu akawaambia, Amin, amin, nawaambia, Yeye Ibrahimu asijakuwako, Mimi niko.” (Yohana 8:47-58)

Katika kisa tulichokisoma katika maandiko hayo (Yohana 8:47-57) tunajifunza mambo kadhaa hapo. Tumeona dhahiri jinsi ambavyo hata baadhi ya Wayahudi ilivyo wawia vigumu sana kumwelewa huyu Yesu ni nani; hata wakadiriki kusema kuwa Yesu anayo mapepo (mashetani). Hawakumwelewa kwa sababu walimtazama Yesu kibinadamu kama jinsi wao walivyo, lakini hawakujua kuwa Yesu ni alikuwepo hata kabla ya Yeye kuzaliwa na Mariamu. Huyo Ibrahimu anayeongelewa hapo ni yule ambaye habari zake tunazisoma katika kitabu cha MWANZO cha Biblia (Ibrahimu baba yake Isaka na Ishmaili). Wayahudi walishangaa; Inawezekanaje huyu Yesu aseme alimwona Ibrahimu aliyeishi na kufa miaka mingi tena zaidi ya elfu moja iliyopita, wakati huyu Yesu tumemwona utotoni mwake na hata sasa bado hajatimiza umri wa miaka hamsini? Hayo yalikuwa ni mawazo ya kibinadamu; tena inaezekana hata wewe ukawa ni miongoni mwa waliokuwa wanawaza hivyo; lakini, Yesu mwenyewe anatuthibitishia kwa kinywa Chake kwa kusema:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Name of God in the Bible and the Quran

Part Two: The Name of Allah


We have already presented proof that God’s name in the Bible is YHWH. We must now look at what the Quran calls the name of its god. After doing this, we shall see the implication of this on the relationship between the picture of God found in the Bible and the picture of God in the Quran.
What is the name of God in the Quran? Some passages give us an indication (quotations will be from Pickthall’s version):
Surah 1.1 (and before every Surah except #9)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Surah 11.41
And he said: Embark therein! In the name of Allah be its course and its mooring. Lo! my Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.
Surah 12.66
He said: I will not send him with you till ye give me an undertaking in the name of Allah that ye will bring him back to me, unless ye are surrounded. And when they gave him their undertaking he said: Allah is the Warden over what we say.
Surah 12.80
So, When they despaired of (moving) him, they conferred together apart. The eldest of them said: Know ye not how your father took an undertaking from you in Allah's name and how ye failed in the case of Joseph aforetime? Therefore I shall not go forth from the land until my father giveth leave or Allah judgeth for me. He is the Best of Judges.
Surah 16.115
He hath forbidden for you only carrion and blood and swineflesh and that which hath been immolated in the name of any other than Allah; but he who is driven thereto, neither craving nor transgressing, lo! then Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Surah 27.30
Lo! it is from Solomon, and lo! it is: In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful;
By analogy with the use of the name Jehovah (YHWH) in the following passages in the Bible, one could conclude that the name of God is Allah in the Quran (New American Standard Bible):
Deuteronomy 18:7
then he shall serve in the name of the LORD [YHWH] his God, like all his fellow Levites who stand there before the LORD.
1 Samuel 20:42
Jonathan said to David, "Go in safety, inasmuch as we have sworn to each other in the name of the LORD [YHWH], saying, ‘The LORD will be between me and you, and between my descendants and your descendants forever.’" Then he rose and departed, while Jonathan went into the city.
2 Kings 2:24
When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD [YHWH]. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number.
2 Chronicles 33:18
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh even his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD [YHWH] God of Israel, behold, they are among the records of the kings of Israel.
Psalms 124:8
Our help is in the name of the LORD [YHWH], Who made heaven and earth.
Jeremiah 26:9
"Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD [YHWH] saying, ‘This house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate, without inhabitant’?" And all the people gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
Micah 4:5
Though all the peoples walk Each in the name of his god, As for us, we will walk In the name of the LORD [YHWH] our God forever and ever.
Similar passages are Deuteronomy 18:22; 21:5; 1 Samuel 17:45; 2 Samuel 6:18; 1 Kings 18:32; 22:16; 1 Chronicles 16:2; 21:19; 2 Chronicles 18:15; Psalm 118:10-12, 26; 129:8; Isaiah 50:10; Jeremiah 11:21; 26:16, 20; 44:16; Zephaniah 3:12; Zechariah 13:3. As YHWH is most frequently used of the Supreme Being in the Old Testament, as Allah is used in the Quran, it would appear that Allah is the name of God in the Quran, like YHWH is the name of God in the Bible.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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MUNGU NDIYE MWEMA. JE, YESU NI MWEMA?

Leo nitajibu HOJA ya Waislam ya Mungu Ndiye Mwema.

Waumini wa dini ya Kiislam katika Mihadhara mbalimbali ya kidni wamekuwa na tabia ya kutumia aya 18-19 iliyopo katika Luka Sura ya 18, inayo sema Mungu Ndiye Mwema. Waislam wanadai kuwa, katika aya hii, Yesu amekana kuwa yeye si "MWEMA" na kuwa Mungu Pekee ni Mwema, hivyobasi, kukana kwa Yesu kuwa yeye si Mwema kunapinga Madai ya Wakristo kuwa Yesu ni Mungu.

Kwa hivyo utaona kuwa wahadhiri hao wa Dini ya Uislamu hufundisha jamii kwa kutumia Qurani na Biblia na kusema kuwa eti Yesu amekana kuwa yeye si MWEMA. Fundisho hili  la "MUNGU PEKEE NDIYE MWEMA" wanalieneza kwa kupitia Mitandao mbalimbali kama ya  Radio, Vijarida, Mihadhara, vitabu na Kanda (cassettes) za Video na Audio. Na hivyo kuwafanya baadhi ya Wakristo kuacha Imani yao na kuingia katika Dini ya Uislamu. Na baadhi ya Wakristo wengine ingawa hawajabadili dini wanaamini hivyo. Swali la muhimu la kujiuliza kwa kila Mkristo, je, ni kweli Yesu alikana kuwa yeye si MWEMA? Nakusihi fuatilia somo hili kwa makini ili kujua Ukweli wa aya hii:

Luka 18.18-19 "Tena mtu mkubwa mmoja alimuuliza Yesu, akisema, Mwalimu Mwema, nifanye nini ili kuuruthi uzima wa milele? Yesu akamwambia mbona unaniita Mwema? Hakuna aliye mwema ila mmoja, Naye ndiye Mungu".

Ukitazama kwa haraka haraka namna wahadhiri hao wa Dini ya Uislamu wanavyoifunda hii aya ya Biblia unaweza ukashawishika kuamini hicho wanachokifundisha, lakini ni vyema tukajifundisha kwa undani kadiri majibu ya Yesu kuwa "Mungu Pekee Ndiye Mwema" kisha tuone kama kuna ukweli juu ya hayo mafundisho yao, ya kusema kuwa Yesu kakataa kuwa yeye si Mwema na hivyo kunamfanya kuwa yeye si Mungu. 

Haya tuanze utafiti wetu.
Katika hii aya hapo juu, je, Yesu katoa jibu au kauliza swali? Hapa tunaona aya zinatufundisha waziwazi kuwa Yesu aliuliza swali na si kukana kuwa yeye si Mwema.

NUKUU: Yesu akamwambia Mbona waniita Mwema? Hapa Yesu kamuuliza swali, Yule mtu aliye muita “MWALIMU MWEMA” na si kukana kuwa yeye si “MWEMA" kama wanavyo fundisha Wahadhiri wa dini ya Kiislam katika Mihadhara yao ya kidini.

Baada ya Yule mtu kushindwa kujibu kwanini alimwita Yesu "Mwalimu Mwema". Yesu akasema yafuatayo:

Hakuna aliye Mwema ila mmoja, Naye ni Mungu. Je, Yesu alipo sema haya maneno alikana kuwa yeye si Mungu?

WAISLAM WANAKUBALI KUWA ALIYE MWEMA NI MUNGU TU.

Je, kuna sehemu yeyote ile katika Biblia ambayo Yesu anajiita yeye Mwema. Sasa tumsome Yesu katika Injili ya Yohana 10:14

Yesu anasema yafuatayo:

"14 Mimi ni Mchungaji MWEMA: ninawafahamu Kondoo wangu nao wananifahamu"

KATIKA YOHANA YESU ANAJIITA MWEMA.

Sasa basi, kufuatana na Waislam kukubali kwao kuwa  "MUNGU PEKEE NDIE MWEMA" na Yesu kujiita Mwema katika Injili ya Yohana 10:14. Leo hii Yesu amewajibu Wahadhiri wa dini ya Kiislamu kuwa yeye ni Mwema na hivyo hii adhama ya Mwema inamfaya kuwa yeye ni Mungu, kutokana na Luka 18: 18-19. "Mungu Pekee ni Mwema".

Ni matumaini yangu kuwa leo hii umeweza kujua kwa undani maana ya "Mungu Pekee Ndiye Mwema" na Yesu alipo sema hayo alikuwa anamfahamisha yule kijana kuwa yeye ni Mungu na yule kijana hakukosea alipo muita MWALIMU MWEMA. 

Copyright © Max Shimba Ministries 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

JE MUNGU WA WAISLAMU (ALLAH S.W) NA MUNGU WA WAKRISTO (YEHOVA) NI MMOJA?

UTANGULIZI

Imekuwa ni kawaida sasa kwa miaka zaidi ya ishirini hivi, kusikia katika mihadhara inayoendeshwa na wahadhiri wa dini ya Uislamu, ambayo imeenea sehemu mbalimbali Duniani na haswa katika nchi za Africa Mashariki na Kati,(East and Central Africa). Wahadhiri hao hufundisha jamii kupitia Qurani na Biblia kwa kusema kuwa Mungu ni Mmoja tu. Wasema Mungu kwa Kiebrania anaitwa Yehova , kwa Kiarabu Allah, kwa Kiingereza God na kwa Kiswahili ni Mungu. Kwa hivyo wasema Mungu Allah kama Qurani inavyofundisha, ndiye Yehova kama Biblia inavyofundisha. Mihadhara hiyo inayoendeshwa na Waislamu imeenea sana, mfano Nchini Tanzania kuna vikundi vingi na kimoja wapo kinaitwa Al-Marid International Propagation Center. Hawa wameandika katika bango lao kwa kunukuu katika Biblia maneno aliyoandika Mtume Paulo katika Waefeso 4:4-6. Maneno waliyoyanukuu yanasema hivi “Bwana mmoja , Imani moja ….., Mungu mmoja , naye ni Baba wa wote, aliye juu ya yote. Nilipotembelea mkoa wa Morogoro pale mjini, eneo la kiwanja cha ndege nikaona Msikiti mmoja umeandikwa maneno haya ya Waefeso 4:4-6. Na nilipotembelea mji wa Nairobi Nchini Kenya pia nikaona kuna vikundi vingi vinavyoendesha mihadhara na kikundi kimoja wapo kinaitwa Kibera Islamic Propagation Centre. Hawa nao katika bango lao wameandika ujumbe unaosema hivi “Acha Biblia Ijisemee na kunukuu injili aya hii” Yohana 8:32 Tena mtaifahamu kweli nayo hiyo kweli itawaweka huru.

Kwa hivyo utaona kuwa wahadhiri hao wa Dini ya Uislamu hufundisha jamii kwa kutumia Qurani na Biblia na kusema Allah Sub-Hana Wataala ndiye YEHOVA. Fundisho hili wanalieneza kwa kupitia Radio, Vijarida, Mihadhara, vitabu na Kanda (cassettes) za Video na Audio. Na hivyo kuwafanya baadhi ya Wakristo kuacha Imani yao na kuingia katika Dini ya Uislamu. Na baadhi ya Wakristo wengine ingawa hawajabadili dini wanaamini hivyo. Swali la muhimu la kujiuliza kwa kila mkristo, je, ni kweli Mungu Allah kama inavyotuhadithia Qurani ndiye Yehova kama Biblia inavyotufundisha? Nakusihi fuatilia somo hili kwa makini ili kujua Ukweli……

SEHEMU KUU ZA SOMO HILI NI HIZI……

1. Hoja za waislamu kusema Allah ndiye Yehova.

2. Je, jina la Mungu kadiri ya Qurani na Biblia ni moja?

3. Je, Malaika mkuu wa Allah ndiye wa Yehova?

4. Je, ni nani muumba,Allah au Yehova?

5. Mji aliochagua Allah je, ni sawa na wa Yehova?

6. Allah anavyofundisha kuhusu kujitakasa nafsi je, ni sawa na Yehova?

7. Je, mbingu ya Yehova ni sawa na ya Allah?

8. Mwisho wa wanaomwabudu Allah ni wapi?



1. Hoja za waislamu kusema Allah ndiye Yehova

Wahadhiri wa Dini ya Uislamu wanasema Mungu Allah ndiye Yehova kwa sababu Manabii wa Mungu kadiri ya Biblia na Qurani walifundisha kwa kusema Mungu ni mmoja tu. Na wanasoma aya hizi…


Nabii Musa alivyosema

Kumbukumbu la Torati 6:4

Sikiza ee Israeli; BWANA Mungu wetu BWANA ndiye mmoja.

Nabii Isaya alisema hivi

Isaya 45:18,21

Maana BWANA , aliyeumba mbingu, asema hivi, yeye ni Mungu ,ndiye aliyeumba Dunia na kuifanya ….. si mimi BWANA? Wala hapana Mungu zaidi ya mimi. Mungu mwenye haki , mwokozi hapana mwingine zaidi ya mimi.

Nabii Daudi Alisema

Zaburi 86:10

Kwa kuwa ndiwe uliye mkuu, wewe ndiwe mfanya miujiza , ndiwe Mungu peke yako.



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