If things go as planned, I'll be taking a trip to Minnesota in about a week.
This will be, by far, the furthest north I've ever driven in my life.
I've heard people say that Islam teaches a works based salvation.
If I understand Islamic doctrine correctly, that's not accurate.
If I understand Islamic doctrine correctly, the concept of salvation is ALIEN to Islam.
From what I've read, Islam doesn't teach the existence of a sin nature at all. From what I understand, Islam does teach that people have the free will to make morally wrong choices, but have no more inclination towards wrong/evil than right/good.
Updated Dec 13th 2010 at 07:00 PM by gringo300
I think this is my second blog on the African peoples in general.
They are indigenous to the area of Africa sometimes referred to as Black Africa.
There are thousands of African peoples and some of them are largely Muslim.
I'm not sure how many of the African peoples have a large number of Muslims among them. I suspect that it's quite a few of them.
I'm trying to do research on such things as: How was Islam introduced to them in the first
Updated Jul 9th 2010 at 09:22 PM by gringo300
I've done some research on Islam.
From what I've read, it comes across to me as totally works-oriented.
Coming from the perspective of the Biblical doctrine of an inherited sin nature, this wouldn't make much sense. However, from what I've read, Islam doesn't teach that there is an inherited sin nature.
A person may point out that that's simply not logical from simple observation of human behavior. Well, all I can say to that is, I didn't come up with
Updated Dec 13th 2010 at 07:04 PM by gringo300
I think this is my second blog on this subject.
From what I understand, the Old Catholic Church was formed after the First Vatican Council in 1870 because of it's declaration of Papal Infallibility.
From what I've heard, Old Catholics claim that before the First Vatican Council, Roman Catholic Popes had nowhere near as much power as they've had ever since, and that Roman Catholic leaders under the Pope had far more power than they've had ever since.