I received the e-mail below and got to wondering if we were asked the same question “Can Christians be good South Africans?”

This question was forwarded  to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20  years. The following is his  reply: 

Theologically – no.. Because  his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of  Arabia .
– no… Because  no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam. (Quran,  2:256)(Koran)
– no… Because  his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the  Quran.
– no.. Because  his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times  a day. 
– no… Because his  allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or  Jews. 
– no…. Because  he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach  annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great  Satan. 
– no… Because  he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife  when she disobeys him. (Quran 4:34 )  
– no.. Because  he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is  based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be  corrupt.  
– no…  Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does not allow freedom of  religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist.  Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or  autocratic.
– no… Because  when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is  loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly  father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99 excellent  names.

They obviously cannot be both  ‘good’ Muslims and ‘good’ Americans.  

  If we are generalised in the same way as Muslims I think many of us would fall short of being Godly and walking in the fruit of the Spirit.  We sing “My Beloved is mine and I am His and His banner over me is love” but when we are in a situation where we need to portray His nature and His character our ‘old’ nature is more evident than the new.  Many Believers are only evident on Sundays and their behaviour is anything but exemplary Monday to Saturday. 

Come on fellow Believers, lets stand up for what we believe and be the examples we are called to be in every aspect of our lives!  Let’s be imitators of Christ and what He should be to the world!

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