[sword-devel] Other religions?

Costas Stergiou sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 17 Apr 2004 21:46:12 +0300

Very well said.
I have exactly the main concerns following this thread.
If the people in this thread believe that their work is the work of God, and
that this project has become what it is by the hand and guidance of our
Saviour, then I cannot understand why I read posts that 'encourage' the use
of it for non-Christian purposes!

If The Sword Project is all about an 'e-book reader', then OK. But I don't
think so. If the authors/paricipants of this project believe that it is the
will of God for them to work on this project, then I cannot see in any way
the will of God in sharing it with other 'religions'. Christ is not just
another religion, it is THE TRUTH.
I don't feel that anyone here is engaged as a programmer but as a born-again
Christian. When asked about the program and its usage, I feel we should
primarily response as Christians and not as programmers.

Although I am not part of this project (just an observer so far) I really
feel badly about the way this conversation is handled (thus only expressing
my personal feelings and opinion).

I don't mean to offend anyone, I only mean to give all the glory to our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ who shed his blood for our sins.

With love in Christ,

(p.s. excuse my poor english)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan K. Mickelson" <sword@jkmickelson.com>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Other religions?

> Dear participants of this "Other religions?" thread,
> I am deeply concerned at the discussion that continues to take place and
> the lack of Christian testimony reflect herein.
> The Bible is the Logos.  It is the word of Christ.  The Quran is the
> word of Mohommed.  Which author do you follow?  Which author do you
> serve?  They are opposed to one another.
> When the Ark of the Covenant was placed before the Philistine idol of
> their god Dagon, the idol was found toppled the next day.  When it was
> set upright, the following day it was found shattered.  The Lord is
> Holy.  What partnership does the Holy Bible and the Quran have?  What
> does light have to do with darkness?
> Peoples and organizations around the world examine our discussions.
> They will know us by the fruit of our lips.  Are our words testifying
> that Christ is the way, truth, and life and that no man comes to the
> Father but through Christ?  Or are we saying, by our words, tolerance
> and consideration, that Mohommed and Christ Jesus deserve equal
> consideration, equal treatment, and are equally valid paths to eternal
> 2 John 7-11
> 7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the
> flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and
> the antichrist. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked
> for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9 Anyone who runs ahead and
> does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever
> continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone
> comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your
> house or welcome him. 11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked
> work. NIV
> I ask that you consider your words and your focus, and make a response
> that it may be known where you stand.  Since no one else has addressed
> these concerns, I state the issue as gently as I may given the weight of
> issue.  If it is neccesary to clarify, I will do so with great clarity
> and strength.  But I prefer gentleness and to give the participants time
> to get their thoughts and convictions in order.
> Many Saints read these threads and hear of them from others.  Shall we
> uphold the cause of Christ? Shall we take a stand?  The world will hate
> you if you do; they hated Christ.  Shall we take a stand? The saints are
> watching.  The saints are encouraged or hindered by the example we set.
> Shall we...
> I'll not ask the third time.
> Is this project fully devoted to serving Christ?  Then it does not need
> to promote or assist those who stand opposed to Christ nor assist in
> their labor.
> I write these things out of concern for your well being and of those who
> are affected by these conversations that we not labor in vain.  I write
> out of Love for Christ and His Saints.
> Pastor Jonathan Mickelson
> A Friend of Christ Jesus and of the Saints who are called by His Name.
> Lee Braiden wrote:
> >Hash: SHA1
> >
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I wonder if what your opinions are on the texts of other faiths?  Any
> >objections to modifying SWORD so that it's useful to a wider audience?
> >
> >- --
> >Lee Braiden
> >lee_b@member.fsf.org
> >GnuPG Key ID: FC69B75C
> >Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)
> >
> >iD8DBQFAd7EkxstRDPxpt1wRAje9AJ9Pn9SPmZkAdePwgFIHiJU39yFmvwCfQPFe
> >lApEBuSLXjL/QnuyjBGjBN4=
> >=LVTT
> >-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
> >_______________________________________________
> >sword-devel mailing list
> >sword-devel@crosswire.org
> >http://www.crosswire.org/mailman/listinfo/sword-devel
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> _______________________________________________
> sword-devel mailing list
> sword-devel@crosswire.org
> http://www.crosswire.org/mailman/listinfo/sword-devel