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Questionable Teachings of Islam:









        One predicament in Islamic theology is that Muslims are said to  have their eternal destiny
        already predetermined on whether they will be a denizen (resident) of paradise or of hell.
        This is the theology of Predestination and it is also taught in other religions. However, If
        the teaching of predestination is true, then people do not really have a "free will" nor a
        say in the matter if they desired heaven while on earth but had their destiny already
        assigned for hell. There are other conflicts encountered in this regard within Islam. First,
        it is taught that prior to the birth of each Muslim, Allah and an angel confer on the outcome
        of whether that soul will end up in heaven or in the hell-fire. The second view of eternal
        destiny taught within Islam is that Muslims are able to gain paradise by being faithful to
        Muhammad,  not straying from the path of Islam,  and living a  life of good works. The
        question is, when does a Muslim know that they have done enough "good works" to merit
        entry into paradise? What if you sincerely dedicated your life to good works but happened
        to be one of those destined for hell?

        The topical section of this book, "Predestination of Souls," explains the concept and the
        conflict with that belief.

        Recap:  If  God  had  already  assigned  people  to  end  up  in  hell why  would he  send  the
        prophets to invite people to accept Him if they couldn't go to heaven anyway? The truth
        is that God is not a liar and invites all people to know His Truth.

        "The  Lord  is  not  slack  concerning  His  Promise,  as  some  men  count  slackness,  but  is
        longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to
        repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

        "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to
        call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
        (Mark 2:17)

















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