Jesus: A Prophet of Islam' – Muslim Group Runs Campaign

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Jesus: A Prophet of Islam' – Muslim Group Runs Campaign

Postby sledge » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:04 pm

Billboards have emerged across Sydney, Australia, carrying the slogan “Jesus: a prophet of Islam.” The advertising campaign is being run by Islamic group “MyPeace,” which has said that the purpose of the campaign is to encourage interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims.

However, a number of Christians in the region have condemned the controversial campaign and called for the billboards to be removed, labeling them as provocative and offensive to Christianity.

Catholic bishop Julian Poreous, of the Archdiocese of Sydney, has clarified that for Christians Jesus was “more than a prophet” as the campaign suggests.

He said: “He is the Son of God. He is acclaimed Lord and Savior of humanity.”

MyPeace has claimed it means no offense by the campaign and that it simply is trying to show to everyone that Islam follows the teachings of Jesus too. By encouraging this common ground to be found between the two faith groups, the organization hopes closer interfaith communications can come about.

Bishop Poreous, however, commented: “In Australia with its Christian heritage a billboard carrying the statement `Jesus A prophet of Islam' is provocative and offensive to Christians.”

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That's going to stir things up abit. Christianity and Islam are different and jesus was not a prophet as Mohammad was(who forced others to submit or die).

Imagine what would happen if some Christian group put up billboards saying Mohammad was not a prophet' or something smiliar it would be jihad time!
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Re: Jesus: A Prophet of Islam' – Muslim Group Runs Campaign

Postby Brian » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:58 am

It's a difficult question. In Islam, of course, Jesus was a prophet. I can understand Christians not appreciating the message, though. Obviously, the two religions see Jesus in a completely different way. These are theological claims, and as such, can't be proven true or false.
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