A decision to prevent citizens of Indonesia from being able to access a Bible application for cell phones and mobile devices is sparking arguments amid that nation's openly tolerant campaign to allow people to choose their own faith and practice it.
The worldwide Christian ministry Barnabas Fund is reporting that the Bible application for the Minangkabau people was removed from the Google Play Store for residents of Indonesia following a demand from Irwan Prayitno, the governor of West Sumatra.
He claimed it was causing discomfort in the Minangkabau people who are living in his province, the majority of whom are Muslim....
Quote:: ‚ÄúIslam claims Abraham is the father of their religion, but that does not automatically mean we worship the same God. For starters, the Koran teaches that Abraham‚Äôs promised descendants come through Ishmael, not Isaac. Worse than that, the Koran does not portray Abraham‚Äôs Allah as the kind, compassionate, loving Yahweh of the Bible (Exodus 34:6‚Äď7; John 3:16).
Allah loves only those who first love him (Qur‚Äôan 3:31‚Äď32) or who do good deeds (2:195). God first loves us while we are yet sinning (I John 4:10; Romans 5:8). The Koran‚Äôs Allah and the Bible‚Äôs Yahweh are simply not the same deity with the same attributes.‚Äú (answers in Genesis)
Islam is a ‚Äúreligion of peace‚ÄĚ only as long as peace suits its adherents. As soon as they are in the ascendancy, the gloves are off. Anyone who has served as a missionary in a nation dominated by the Roman Catholics can tell you that the same is true if Catholicism. No amount of face paint can ever make Jezebel beautiful.
I can't tell you how many apps offend me and make me uncomfortable, in part because I don't know anything about them and assume their existance. They seem to proliferate. But a Bible app must be banned?