Dr. Jerald Dirks was a Reverend/Deacon at United Methodist Church. He holds a Master’s degree in Divinity from Harvard University and a. Dr. Jerald F. Dirks received his Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) from Harvard College in , his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in , his. In this book, the author touches the lives of those Christians who have not been given the knowledge the author have gained both about Islam, from his direct.

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Jerald Dirks

To provide an illustration of the idolatrous nature of Islam it is important to mention that, according to the so-called authentic reports, Muhammad would kiss and caress a black stone, a practice that baffled even his most intimate companions! Nor does Islam teach unitarianism, e. In some ahadith which say that “the Black Dirls is Allah’s right hand on earth,” we do find, however, a plausible rationale and justification for this statement.

My preaching began to draw community-wide attention, and before long I was occasionally filling pulpits at other churches, at a nursing home, and at various church-affiliated youth and ladies groups, where I typically set attendance records. Only 9 left in stock more on the way. Ask questions, get answers.

Talk pages with reference errors. As such, I accepted the invitation for the following evening, and spent most of the waking part of the next 24 hours contemplating how best to approach this gentleman in his requested topic of conversation. What was happening to me?

Rather, the Father used the Spirit to create the physical body, the human nature, of his eternal Son. One of the questions had to do with religious affiliation.


When he came up out of the water, the heavens opened and he saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, descending and entering him. I had waited for this question, and had my answer carefully prepared. And, mention Mary, the one who guarded her virginity, [the one who] preserved it from being taken, so We breathed into her of Our spirit, namely, Gabriel, when he breathed into the opening of her garment and she conceived Jesus … Tafsir al-JalalaynQ.

I prayed regularly, my belief in a supreme deity remained solid jeradl secure, and I conducted my personal life in line with the ethics I had once been taught in church and Sunday school. Have they feet to walk with?

This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat Furthermore, I was really quite disturbed about how resistant I had been to her innocuous question. Growing up as a Muslim is not in itself sufficient. Religion portal v t e This article is within the scope of WikiProject Religiona project to improve Wikipedia’s articles on Religion -related subjects.

It is known, however, that kissing the Black Stone signifies respect for it, recognition of our obligation toward it, and using it as a means of seeking Allah’s blessings. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. Well-intentioned but misguided page owners are currently blocking entries to the page, confusing a need for citations in questionable and contested areas with a need for citations despite existing well-sourced pages and the de-facto nature of conversion for every Janissary as a part of the definition of the word “Janissary”.


Some of these less predictable sacrifices were hard to accept, although the sacrifices were a small price to pay for what was received in return. I never mentioned what types of books I was reading, nor ever spoke about why I was reading these books. Two out of every three marriages ended in divorce; violence was becoming an increasingly inherent part of our schools and our roads; self-responsibility was on the wane; self-discipline was being submerged by a “if it feels good, do it” morality; various Christian leaders and institutions were being swamped by sexual and financial scandals; and emotions justified behavior, however odious it might be.

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Or ears to hear with? If ye call them to guidance, they will not obey: However, I was beginning to learn a lot. The Case of the Shabak. My initial reaction was, “Oh, oh, here it comes”.

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However, I was also a Christian: On a professional basis, I knew that a person does not defend himself against an accusation that hasn’t been made. Begotten not made, consubstantial to the Father, by whom all things were made. Later, when Iman came with my check, I attempted a round-about apology by saying: Amazon Drive Nerald storage from Amazon. We were the only three people there.

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