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Islam & Mormonism - Pt 3
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11/14/2010 1:36:02 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Finally, there are four main ingredients or working philosophies that keep Islam alive.
I would suggest these four ingredients are also present in the LDS faith today.
The first is the doctrine of "Takkiya."
The second is the doctrine of abrogation.
The third is the doctrine of biblical corruption, and
The fourth is the doctrine of obedience.
First, the doctrine of Takkiya is better understood as the doctrine of "cover-up."
Takkiya literally mean, is Arabic, "caution, fear, or disguise."
And it sanctions lying in order to advance the cause of Islam or to preserve its good name.
Takkiya is very effective in Islamic apologetics because rarely will a person ever get the straight story.
Islam expert Soloman admits that he used Takkiya frequently when he was Muslim and involved in debating Christians – it was all in order to "protect the faith."
Similarly, Mormons have long been accused of the practice of "Lying for the Lord," the tactic of using white lies and subtle deceptions so as to protect the faith from scrutiny.
The Doctrine of Abrogation, as we mentioned before, was a doctrine of convenience. When Muhammad stated one doctrine and then later pronounced a contrary one, the doctrine of Abrogation stepped in an justified the inconsistency by saying Allah is in charge and that He can change his mind and statements willy-nilly.
This is accepted by believing students of Islam world-wide.
Mormonism justifies its changing doctrines and inconsistencies with the convenience of "modern revelation."
To them, there is nothing inconsistent when an LDS prophet says one thing and ten years later they or another prophet, say another.
In the end, all of it is what Muslims call, "Abrogation."
The doctrine of biblical corruption is exactly as it sounds . . . and both Islam and Mormonism propagate it as true.
And finally, Islam and Mormonism both embrace a doctrine of strict, legalistic obedience to other men to one extent or another.
So there they are, some similarities between Islam and Mormonism.
Both were religions started by men claiming to be visited by angels.
Both have additional scripture which contradict the biblical Good News.
Both claim these scriptures came from heavenly plates or tablets.
Both claim a belief in a different Jesus.
Both demand total allegiance to their faith.
Both are highly legalistic extending to even diet, dress, and finances.
Both have a past and present history of extremism.
Both claim the Bible has been corrupted.
Both claim their additional book clarifies the Bible.
Both have founders who have added their own names into the Bible narrative through re-translation.
Both practice some form of the doctrine of Takkiya, which in simple terms means "lying for the cause."
Both practice the doctrine of abrogation, which makes it permissible for a latter revelation to contradict an earlier one.
Both treat defectors from the faith harshly.
Both say that to insult their founder is to insult God.
Both state their founder's contributions are essential to the salvation of man.
Both desire to convert the world.
Both desire to govern the world.
Both use biblical terms which have an entirely different meaning that how Christians use them.
Both represent an all encompassing faith which invades every aspect of a persons life . . . and . . .
Both are non-biblical, non-Christian, deceptive religious world powers which in the end, are the product of a man.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves !