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Muslims normally grow up in an honour-shame culture. They receive honour from fellow believers if they conform to the expectations of their Muslim community. Accordingly, great shame is associated with leaving Islam.
The Bible’s message of love and justice was revealed into an honour-shame culture. God desires all humans to live in a unique honour-shame culture on His terms. When Adam and Eve broke God’s terms, shame entered their lives, accompanied by spiritual death. That death led to suffering, pain and physical death.
Out of a profound love for His creation, God initiated a way for people to be cleansed of their sins, to have shame removed and honour restored. Since this unique way originates from God and is not dependant on people, it leads to real honour. For more details about God's honourable way, please see the answer to the next question—What is the meaning of your logo?
Our logo represents a drop of blood. God covered the shame of Adam and Eve with animal skins to clothe them with honour again. The blood drop stands for the animal’s blood, pointing to the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Through His sacrificial death on the cross, sin and shame are removed and honour is restored. This is true for all who are sorry, sincerely turn from their sinful ways, and believe in Him. For more details, please click on the answer to question 3.
It is about restoring honour before God and people.
The Torah, Zabur and Injel are scriptures from God, mentioned in the Quran. They describe the word sin as more than simply doing wrong things by mistake. It is thinking wrongly, caused by a rebellious attitude of disbelief at the heart of everyone's being. From God's perspective, sin is serious, because He is absolutely holy. Every human is guilty and deserves judgement (Surah 16:1).
God showed that there is only one way for mankind to deal with sin. The principles of God's way are first hinted at and later clearly taught in the following well-known stories.
Adam and Eve (Adama and Hawa)
When Adam and Eve sinned, a horrible shame and fear entered their lives so they covered their nakedness with leaves. Their reaction to sin’s shame and fear was not enough from God's perspective, so He gave them garments of animal skin. This points to the first sacrifice that deals with the devastating result of sin (The Torah, Genesis 3:7, 21).
In the Quran, God gave them clothing to cover their nakedness (Surah 7, Al Araf, verse 26). Shame only comes as a result of sin. Where there is no consciously committed sin, there is no shame.
Cain and Abel (Habil and Kabil)
God accepted Abel’s animal sacrifice but rejected the crop sacrifice of Cain (Surah 5, Al Maida, verse 27, the Torah, Genesis 4:3-7). Abel brought his sacrifice in faith, according to the Injeel, Hebrews 11:4. Did Adam and Eve remind Cain and Abel how God dealt with their shame in paradise by clothing them in animal skins? It makes sense that Adam and Eve would have told the boys the best way to remember God's solution was to bring Him an animal sacrifice ?
God provided an animal to sacrifice instead of the son (Surah 37, Al Saffat, verse 107, the Torah, Genesis 22). It cannot have been a simple act of worship on Abraham's part because the Quran says, “we ransomed him with a mighty sacrifice.” The son is more valuable than an animal, but the animal is called mighty because it points to a perfect sacrifice in the future.
Moses was commanded by God to sacrifice animals for the certain forgiveness of the Israelites’ sins (the Torah, Numbers 19:1-10). Muslim commentators, such as Yousuf Ali and Maudidi, think Surah 2, Al Baqara, verses 67-74 also alludes to this.
Jewish temple and its priests
The words temple and priests are mentioned in Surah 17:1-7 and 5:44. Daily temple animal sacrifices offered by priests for the forgiveness of sins are clearly taught in the Torah. There is no removing of shame without the shedding of blood. This is why Leviticus 17:11 says: "For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life."
History’s countless sacrifices are an incomplete solution for the sin problem because animals cannot properly represent a human. An animal sacrifice only points to a perfect and sinless sacrifice to come. My giving you a cheque guarantees money, but once you receive the money, you have something better than that piece of paper. You no longer need the cheque.
Likewise, an animal sacrifice points to something better, a greater sacrifice. Once the greater sacrifice has taken place, the animal sacrifice, like the cheque, is no longer needed. John the Baptist (Yahya) described Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. John’s message said Jesus came to be the perfect sacrifice for sin (Injeel, John 1:29). He was sacrificed on behalf of all who repent and believe in Him to take away their sin, shame, fear and guilt (Injeel, Mark 10:45).
In the Injeel, Luke 24:44-47 Jesus says, “Everything written about me in the law of Moses, the writings of the prophets, and the psalms had to come true." He opened the disciples’ minds to understand the scriptures and said, “This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later.”
God confirmed His work by raising Jesus back to life on the third day and taking Him to heaven forty days later (Injeel, Acts 1:3, 1 Cor. 15).
The path to certain forgiveness is promised in the Torah, Zabur and Injel. The Quran says Muslims have to believe in those books (Surah 5:46-48). All that is needed now is to be really sorry and to stop living sinfully and selfishly. Instead, believe that Christ’s perfect sacrifice on the cross is sufficient to remove your sin and shame. In His strength and out of thankfulness, follow His example by doing good to everyone as much as possible.
From God’s perspective, we are naked and in shame because of our sins, but we can be clothed in rightness through the shedding of blood. This good news has been revealed since the time of Adam and Eve. Through Jesus the Messiah, this good news is for all people until the end of time.
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The prophets wrote about Jesus, and only He can offer all this (Injeel, Mark 2:6; Luke 24:44-47; John 11:25-26). Will you humbly pray to God and tell Him you are truly sorry, that you wish to turn from your selfish life and believe in Jesus? He is the true and perfect sacrifice who removes your shame. God will then come to live in you through His Holy Spirit and give you the power to keep His commands in your new life.
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We believe in one God who sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to cleanse us from our sins, to have shame removed and honour restored. This is the only way to real honour.
The long answer
SCRIPTURE—the Bible’s sixty-six books of the Bible are the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, without error in the original manuscripts and the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct (Ps. 19:7-12; 2 Tim. 3:14-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
GOD—there is only one true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are equal and harmonious in every respect, yet distinct in relation to the divine functions. God is the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present creator and sustainer of all things. (Jn. 8:12-59, 14:8-17).
PERSON OF THE FATHER—God the Father is the sovereign, holy and merciful Lord who judges righteously through Jesus, and who in love pursues the redemption of His fallen creation (Ps. 139; Isa. 40; Jn. 3:16-21, 5:22).
PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST—God the eternal Son became a man through the virgin birth, uniting perfect deity and true humanity in one person. His virgin birth was the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit. Christ lived a sinless life, was crucified, rose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He intercedes for believers. We believe Christ will return personally and visibly to receive true believers to Himself to establish His kingdom and to rule in righteousness and peace (Mt. 1:18-25; Jn. 1:1-18; 1 Cor. 15:1-8; Col. 1:15-23; Heb. 4:14-16; Rev. 19:11-20:6).
PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT—God the Holy Spirit glorifies the Father and the Son in all He does. His work includes convicting and regenerating sinners, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ at the time of regeneration, living in them, enabling them to conduct a life of obedient faith and, equipping and empowering them for service and witness (Jn. 14-16; Rom. 8; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 5:18-21).
HUMANITY—God created man and woman in His own image, and they became separated from Him because of disobedience. Consequently, every human being is born a sinner, often unwilling and always unable to please God. Even those who have never heard the truth about God and His provision for salvation are lost (Gen. 1-3; Rom. 3, 4).
SALVATION—Eternal salvation is wholly a work of God’s abundant grace. He forgives sinners when they repent of their sin and put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for them. Jesus took upon Himself the punishment for sin, credits His righteousness to those who believe and brings them into an eternal relationship with God as His children (Rom. 5, 10:8-10).
SANCTIFICATION—Believers are declared holy in standing before God on the basis of the finished work of Christ. However, until they are glorified (when they are with the Lord), they are to grow in godliness as they submit to Christ's lordship, live in Christian community and are filled (controlled and empowered) by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:28-30; Eph. 5:18; Heb. 10:10; 2 Pet. 3:14-18).
THE CHURCH—The church universal, as the Body of Christ, is under His headship and is composed of all believers. It is made visible by local communities of believers organized for worship, edification, fellowship and the continuation of Christ's mission on earth. God gives spiritual gifts and leaders to the Church for its edification. Scripture mandates two symbolic rites of the Church—believer’s baptism and the Lord's supper (Mt. 16:18, 28:19; Lk. 22:19; Eph. 3:8-11, 20-21, 4:11-16).
RESURRECTION—There will be a bodily resurrection of all persons. Believers will be raised to eternal life and conscious fellowship with God; unbelievers will be raised to eternal punishment and conscious separation from God (Eccl. 12:14; Dan. 12:2-4; 1 Cor. 15; 2 Cor. 5:1-10).
SATAN AND SPIRITUAL CONFLICT—Satan and other fallen angels are real, have personality and are enemies of God and destroyers of people. While these evil spirits were defeated at the cross and are limited in operation, they actively engage in spiritual battle against God's people and purpose. Through Christ, believers can be victorious in the struggle with the forces of evil (Eph. 2:1-3, 6:10-18; Heb. 2:14-18; Jas. 4:6-7). MISSION—Christ commissioned the Church to communicate the good news of God's redemptive love and provision of salvation to all people using the spoken word, godly living and acts of compassion. It is the solemn responsibility of all believers to work with Christ in fulfilling His command to make disciples among all people (Mt. 28:16-20; Acts 1:6-1).
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