The ridiculous accusation that Christians are trying to lie and cheat Muslims into the religion by using "Allah" is so ridiculous it's not even funny! But the current UMNO-led hate campaign against Christians in Malaysia deserves to be exposed for the ridiculous political charade it is.
Don't they realise that saying Muslims can be cheated out of their faith is not only insulting to Christians but it is ESPECIALLY insulting to Muslims?
They're saying that Muslims in Malaysia are so stupid they can't tell the difference between a mosque and a church, just because the Word "Allah" is used by both! They're saying that Muslims in Malaysia are so stupid they can't tell the difference between the Quran recitals and Christian hymns. They're saying that Muslims in Malaysia are so stupid they can't tell the difference between the azan and church bells. Between the Imam and the priest. Between the Bible and the Quran. Between...you get the idea. The list just goes on and on!
The tragedy is that there are 240,000++ Muslims who AGREE that they are as stupid as UMNO says they are! And they are all so gung ho in trying to get ALL Malay Muslims to agree with them that they are just as stupid!
No wonder the Indonesians hate Malaysia so much - these dudes here are giving their ancestral homeland a bad name!!
But anyway, I'm not a Malay nor a Muslim. I am DEFINITELY NOT an UMNO member/supporter/crony/whatever. So whatever they want to think about themselves is their business.
But I just want to put this one lie to rest for the moment:
Yes, Christians are called to carry the message of God to everyone. But lies and cheating has never been one of the strategies that Jesus taught His disciples. In fact, Jesus says:
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
So, Christians are called to speak the truth. If so, how can we be accused of using lies and cheating tactics to convert people?
Not only that, these were Jesus' instructions to those he sent to carry His message:
If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.
And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.
If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them.
As we can see, there is no compulsion at all for people to accept the message. The disciples were merely instructed to speak. If their words were accepted, fine. If not, just leave.
In the Malaysian context, the entire Muslim population has been closed off from the Christian message by the Federal Consitution. In other words, this entire segment of the Malaysian population are the "people do not welcome you". And what is Christ's command in such a situation?
Where does it say that Christians have to pursue converts to the point where lies and cheating tactics become acceptable evangelism tools?
Can anyone from the UMNO campaign answer?