By quoting a 14th-century Emperor's thoughts on Islam when delivering a speech at the University of Regensburg in Germany, Pope Benedict XVI managed to ignite a global storm.
The offending quotation represented the Emperor as stating: â€śShow me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.â€ť
Within days, the Pakistani parliament voted to condemn him; the leading Shiite cleric in Lebanon asked for a personal apology. â€śHe is going down in history in the same category as leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini,â€ť said Salih Kapusuz, the deputy head of Turkeyâ€™s governing party, and officials there suggested the pope should reconsider a trip planned for November.
However ... is it not the case that Mohammed's tactics were a mirror-image of the practices of the Roman Catholic Church? Is there not an abundance of evidence that both Islam and Catholicism spread their religion at the point of a sword?
If so, surely Pope Benedict XVI is playing out the role of a hypocrite â€“ and worse?!
This message compares Islam and Roman Catholicism and contrasts both with true Bible Christianity.
Great Sermon! Excellent comparison both historically and spiritually of two religions. Two religions that were created by men and their lofty ideals.
Neither of these religions obey the holy scriptures. Neither of these religious beliefs follow and love the Lord Jesus Christ.
So very sad for all of those people! However, a magnificent challenge for putting into practice our faith in Christ!
We are told to love our enemy and with God for us who can stand against us?
Onward Christian soldiers!
from Northern Ireland
Great Sermon! Great sermon
well researched, presented and preached by the power of the Holy Spirit.
It is a must to be listened to by all who claim salvation by faith in Christ alone.
from Northern Ireland
Great Sermon! This is an excellent exposure of the hypocrisy of false religion. Whatever the controversy Rev. Brown has faithfully declared the truth - whether the rise of sodomy or the hysteric actions of Islam. I thank God for his ministry and pray that His continued blessing would be upon it.
Scott McMahan (9/22/2006)
Historical Accuracy How much longer will the truth go out like this? This survey of both Muslim and Roman Catholic history is accurate and informative.
Clinton R. Ooten, Sr. (9/22/2006)
from Rt 49, Sprigg, West Virginia
Brave Work This good Pastor while Standing for the Truth continues to bravely place himself as a Target before this Satanic World. He needs the serious prayers of God's Children. Another great Work by this Man of God.
Dessie Yates (9/22/2006)
from Williamson WV
Great Sermon! Thank you for your stand against both
of these false religions.
H D (9/22/2006)
from Michigan, USA
Perceptive Sermon! Catholic clergy were in grave fear that Muslims would plunder the many riches and lands of the church, much of which had, itself, been plundered in the name of God over the prior centuries. Most importantly, priests told crusaders that 1) They were fighting for God, and 2) If they were killed in battle they would be guaranteed Heaven, as they were soldiers of their Maker.
Since the Catholic [Universal] church was founded by Emperor Constantine in 324 A.D. it could not possibly speak for all Christianity, already founded and early on, Scripturally based. Muslims associate crusades & killing = Christianity, which would actually be directly against Christ's teachings, were all Christians to be judged by the vast brutality historically documented and recorded from the crusader's era.
The vast chasm between Catholic and Christian is based upon Scriptural and Traditional interpretations but the Muslim cannot differentiate. Shia and Sunni, Muslim and Druze; Americans also, cannot tell the difference!
Ian Brown succeeded Dr Ian Paisley as minister of Martyrs Memorial in August 2013. Prior to this he pastored the Free Presbyterian congregation in Northern Irelandâ€™s Maiden City, Londonderry, from 1987 to 2013. He is the author of several books, notably: â€śBelfast Boat â€“ Titanic,...