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A Covenant With God

Postby Prismatic567 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:39 am

A theistic religionist is one who had signed and entered into a contract [covenant] explicitly or implicitly with God,
where God made certain promises [salvation, eternal life in heaven] and
the believers are obliged to comply [to the best of their ability] with the commands of God as stipulated the authorized holy texts [e.g. Torah, NT, Quran, etc.].

Note there are intensities and degrees to the various elements involved, e.g. the greater the compliance of the significant terms the greater the rewards in heaven.

Here is what the covenant between Allah and a Muslim involves;

    9:111. Lo! Allah hath bought [ish'tarā; purchased] from the believers [Muslims] their lives [anfusahum; nafs] and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs they [Muslims] shall fight in the way [sabil] of Allah and shall slay and be slain.
    It is a promise which is binding on Him [Muslim] in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an.
    Who fulfilleth His covenant [3HD: biʿahdihi; promise] better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain [BY3: bibayʿikumu bāyaʿtum] that ye [Muslims] have made, for that is the supreme triumph.

Note the mentioned of 'covenant' [literally a contract] between Allah and the Muslim.
In the above, the Muslims is supposed to have given his life and wealth in exchange for eternal life in the Garden, and Muslims must be prepared to fight in the way of Allah, and shall killed and be killed.
This verse is also an inspiration for Muslims to be suicide bombers.

The obligation of a Muslim to fight and kill non-believers are stated in MANY verses in the Quran and here are two among the many;

    2:216. Warfare [l-qitālu] is ordained [kutiba: prescribed] for you [Muslims], though it is hateful unto you [Muslims]; but it may happen that ye [Muslims] hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not.

    2:244. Fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is Nearer, Knower.

Note the above is not talk only but is supported by tons of real evidence of what has really happened since Islam emerged 1400 years ago.

What I find disturbing is the majority of Muslims simply ignore the above facts when they read the Quran and pretend Islam is all good.
The non-Muslims and apologists are so ignorant because they have never read the Quran thoroughly and when informed of such evil laden verses, they accused the informant as a racist, bigot and homophobic.

No other mainstream religion's covenant/contract contain the above sort of evil verses in such a manner that exhort believers to fight [kill] non-believers.

Has anyone any counter views to the above?
I am a progressive human being, a World Citizen, NOT-a-theist and not religious.
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