Joel Osteen: It’s Coming Together, A Message of Optimism

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If the Muslim listeners choose to substitute Muhammad / Allah every time Joel Osteen talks about Jesus and the Quran for the Bible, they will find this a wonderfully halal / kosher message of the fullest hope and optimism in Almighty Allah.

Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963)[2] is a televangelist in Houston, Texas. Osteen’s televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries.[3][4] His sermons also broadcast 24 hours a day on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Channel 128.[5][6] Osteen has written seven New York Times Best Sellers.

In 2004, his first book, Your Best Life Now, was released by Time Warner and debuted at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list. The book remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for more than 200 weeks.[7]

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    Technology Infomation has open millions people eyes and heart too. The most ibteresting subject is debate about Jesus, is Jesus God, Islam is religion of peace etc. These debate we can watch through Youtube from every where you live in. Amazing, we should thank to God. 15 years ago before new technology invented, most clerics, priest and rabbis could deceive and brainwash their fillowers easily, with fale teaching. Today young people, educated people can learn religion from google. They can see debate between 2 excellent scholars. Very interesting… !
    Educated Muslims learn religion or faith not only from one source but from defferent prospective, from different religion etc etc. Many educated Muslims who left his religion as well Christian.

    Those who choose his faith or religion after investigation is the true believer, he has satisfaction in live, if he make mistake at least he has tried, Allah will forgive him, In contrast, who dose not investigate his faith, place his trust on man, Imam, or parents is Syrick, unforgivable sin.

    I urge Muslims around the world learn and investigate 2 influencial religions or books like Bible and Al Quran and watch debate from youtube between Islamic scholar and Chistenity. You will have free choice and use you mind and heart carefully, after you decide it you will become a new person, find ultimate satisfaction on your live.

    Christianity and Islam many problems we have to investigate it,. Each scholar has his own opinion. You have your own opinion too.
    Good luck, Allah bless you all
    All our love❤️

    • What is the use of all the information if we have a closed mind, like you? Did you ever go through the links I sent you on Jesus? as.

      Jesus in India | Tomb of Jesus | Where Did Jesus Die | Jesus in …

      Where did Jesus Die? Ahmadi believe that Jesus as was a Prophet of God born to the Virgin Mary and was the Messiah of the Israelites as foretold by Moses. They claim that his tomb, containing his body, has been recently re-discovered in India.
      Death of Hazrat Jesus (as) | Islam Ahmadiyya
      Introduction. There was a time when the circumstances surrounding the crucifixion of Hazrat Jesus(as) was a matter of great debate between Ahmadis and non-Ahmadi Muslims. Whereas Ahmadi Muslims believe Hazrat Jesus(as) was a prophet who died like all other human beings, a great majority of Muslims held the view …
      Jesus in India
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      Jesus in India is the English version of Masih. Hindustan Mein, an Urdu treatise written by the Holy. Founder of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat,. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908), the Promised. Messiah and Mahdi. The main thesis expounded in this treatise is Jesus’ deliverance from death on the Cross.
      Jesus was the last prophet in Israel. He was called the son of God, an expression that was in common use in scripture but was always employed metaphorically and in no single instance did it connote God. Nowhere in the Gospels or the Epistles is it said that Jesus referred to himself as God or implied that he was God .
      Buddha and Jesus | Islam Ahmadiyya
      Bashir Ahmad Orchard The Review of Religions, June 1990. Buddha and Jesus were both holy prophets of God who appeared in their own times for the spiritual rejuvenation of the people to whom they were sent. Buddha appeared in India about six hundred years before Jesus. In both were found a purity of life, sanctity of …
      Jesus. Strangely enough the three great nations of the world : Jews, Christians and Muslims are at variance with regard, both, to the birth as well as the death of Jesus Christ who was born among the Jews.
      Jesus in Kashmir | Islam Ahmadiyya
      A London Mosque Publication. The fundamental doctrines of Christian Church are based upon the death of Jesus on the Cross, his resurrection and his bodily ascension to heaven. Though Christian masses continue to render lip service to these fictions, few thinkers even in Christian lands today believe in or dare assert …
      Natural Death of Hazrat Jesus (as), Son of Mary | Islam Ahmadiyya…/natural-death-of-hazrat-jesus-as-son-of-mary/
      In the last section of the Fifth Chapter of the Quran, on questioning from God, whether he taught Trinity to his people, Hazrat Jesus(as)’ denial is mentioned in clear words. It is further stated by him that he is not even aware of their associating him with God. Then continuing his exoneration from the blame, he says:.
      Claim of Jesus Son of Mary with reference to The Holy Quran and The…/Claim-of-Jesus-son-of-Mary.pdf
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      The Young Life of Jesus son of Mary. Mention of his life in his youth in the Holy Quran and the Bible: Of Jesus Taking Baptism at the Hands of John the Baptist: The Consort of Jesus son of Mary: Jesus at the Ka’aba: CHAPTER – IV. The Claim of the Messiah Jesus. His Messianic and Claim to Prophecy According to the Holy …
      Where did Jesus die?
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      to print 100,000 flyers of Jesus’ tomb in India and distribute them among the British with the he

  2. Rafiq, first of all, I am greatful you post a great info about Jesus from perspective of GMA ( Ahmadiyyah). I already read few years ago from Ahmadiyyah Books.
    I respect Ahmadiyyah’s view.

    There are 5 different belief in Jesus as far I know.

    1. 99.999 percent Muslim do not believe that Jesus died in India and do not believe that Jesus was a son of God. We should respect their belief.

    2. Ahmadiyyah believe that Jesus died in India, and do not believe that Jesus was a son of God, like most Muslim believe in. We should respect their belief.

    3. 99.999 percent Christian believe that Jesus was a son of God, was rised to Heaven.we should respect their belief

    4. 0.999 percent Christian believe that Jesus was not a son of God. We should respect their belief.

    5. I am a Devoted Muslim/ Progressive Muslim, after investigating, I believe that Jesus, yes, was a son of God, refer to Al Quran and Bible.

    Allah say in Al Quran: 19:19, 5:110
    Jesus is Holy Spirit, Jesus was a son of Mary too.

    Allah say in Al Quran 57:3
    I (Allah ) am the First and the Last

    Jesus say in Gospel Rev.1:17
    I am the First and the Last.

    Therefore Jesus is God. It is very clear cannot be denied!

    Jesus did what Allah did.
    Jesus spoke while He was child Q. 5:110, 19:29. 3:45
    Jesus could give alive to Bird Q.5:110
    Jesus could heal a born blind Q.5:110
    Jesus could raised a dead to live Q.5:110
    Jesus sent down food from Heaven Q. 5:111

    Jesus say: I will be died and raised alive again Q.19:32

    Where is Allah say in Gospel;You are My Son, I am you Father
    Luke 1;35; The angel answered; The Holy Spirit will come upon you,and the power of Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
    Matthew 3:17, 17:5: This is My belived Son
    Hebrew 1:5: I will be a Father to him, He will be Son to Me.

    Hopefully Muslim and Christian should also respect my belief, and then let God judge our belief.
    May God bless those who seek the truth of Jesus. Amin.

    Read detail here.

    All our ❤️
    Progressive Muslim who change and correct the false interpretation of Islam.

  3. My belief based on God’s verses in Bible and Al Quran.
    I know many scholars has different opinion about Jesus.

    Editor: comment deleted due to repetitions … (we read it all before).

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