Marble Collegiate Church Tri-Faith Sermon, Live Broadcast Now, Today: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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    Jan 10, 2016 4:09 PM GMT
    Dr. Michael B. Brown hosting conversation with

    Rabbi Ayelet Cohen

    Rev. Robert Chase

    Dr. Hussein Rashid

    (Music Minister Ken Dake celebrates his 20th year anniversary)
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    Jan 10, 2016 4:41 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidDr. Michael B. Brown hosting conversation with

    Rabbi Ayelet Cohen

    Rev. Robert Chase

    Dr. Hussein Rashid

    (Music Minister Ken Dake celebrates his 20th year anniversary)


    Rabbi

    Anyone who destroys a life
    it is as if a whole world has been destroyed.

    Anyone who saves a life
    it is as if a whole world has been saved.

    Search for the divinity in each person.
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    Jan 10, 2016 4:54 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidDr. Michael B. Brown hosting conversation with

    Rabbi Ayelet Cohen

    Rev. Robert Chase

    Dr. Hussein Rashid

    (Music Minister Ken Dake celebrates his 20th year anniversary)


    Reverend

    Year after year, Marble Collegiate Church has this meeting of the three faiths. It is important.

    Those who are different from us are not inherently dangerous to us.

    Do not be too proud to seek help from those who are different from us.

    Seek to find the good in others. Conversion is not always appropriate.



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    Jan 10, 2016 5:01 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidDr. Michael B. Brown hosting conversation with

    Rabbi Ayelet Cohen

    Rev. Robert Chase

    Dr. Hussein Rashid

    (Music Minister Ken Dake celebrates his 20th year anniversary)


    Dr. Hussein Rashid

    Oh you who have faith ...

    "Oh you who have faith" is the call, it is not what Allah asks of you.

    So, what is the ask? God asks justice: to stand for justice.

    We cannot just stand on our own desires.

    Is your faith like merchants - do you have faith for the promise of heaven?

    Is your faith like slaves - do you have faith because of fear?

    Is your faith like the free - do you have gratitude for God?

    Mercy and Compassion travels with Justice.


    We are different so we may learn.

    We are Children of One God.
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    StephenOABC saidDr. Michael B. Brown hosting conversation with

    Rabbi Ayelet Cohen

    Rev. Robert Chase

    Dr. Hussein Rashid

    (Music Minister Ken Dake celebrates his 20th year anniversary)


    Dr. Hussein Rashid

    Oh you who have faith ...

    "Oh you who have faith" is the call, it is not what Allah asks of you.

    So, what is the ask? God asks justice: to stand for justice.

    We cannot just stand on our own desires.

    Is your faith like merchants - do you have faith for the promise of heaven?

    Is your faith like slaves - do you have faith because of fear?

    Is your faith like the free - do you have gratitude for God?

    Mercy and Compassion travels with Justice.


    We are different so we may learn.

    We are Children of One God.


    Tawhid (Arabic: توحيد‎ tawḥīd, meaning the oneness [of God]"; also transliterated as Tawheed and Towheed) is the indivisible oneness concept of monotheism in Islam.[1] Tawhid is the religion's most fundamental concept and holds that God (Allah, literally Al-Ilāh "the God") is One (Al-ʾAḥad) and Single (Al-Wāḥid).[2] Because of the "principle of Tawhid the Islamic belief in God is considered Unitarian."[3]

    Tawhid constitutes the foremost article of the Muslim profession of faith.[4] The first part of the Shahada (the Islamic declaration of faith) is the declaration of belief in the oneness of God.[2] To attribute divinity to a created entity, known as shirk, is an unpardonable sin according to the Qur'an.[5][6] Muslims believe that the entirety of the Islamic teaching rests on the principle of Tawhid.[7]

    There is an uncompromising monotheism at the heart of the Islamic beliefs (Aqidah) which is seen, from an Islamic standpoint, as distinguishing Islam from other major religions.[8] However, Tawhid is analogous to the monotheistic concept of God in Judaism as declared in the Shema (the Jewish declaration of faith), and is also analogous to Christian Unitarianism adhered to by a minority of Christian denominations affirming the oneness and indivisibility of God in Christianity (in contrast to the "One God in Three Persons" Trinity of most Christian faiths).

    The Qu'ran asserts the existence of a single and absolute truth that transcends the world; a unique, independent and indivisible being, who is independent of the entire creation.[9] God, according to Islam, is a universal God, rather than a local, tribal, or parochial one—God is an absolute, who integrates all affirmative values and brooks no evil.[5]
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    Jan 10, 2016 5:48 PM GMT
    Muslims CANNOT acknowledge other gods.

    Muslims CANNOT recognize Jupiter as a God.
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    StephenOABC saidMuslims CANNOT acknowledge other gods.

    Muslims CANNOT recognize Jupiter as a God.


    In Talk Back, Dr. Hussein Rashid said Muslims are monotheistic in a way where Jupiter cannot be recognized as a God. I want to point out that Jews are henotheistic: "no other gods before me." I know what grade Astrology gets. I consider solar system objects cabinet members of God. I also know that the Romans, worshippers of Jupiter, defeated the Jews and brought down Temple Judaism with the destruction of the Temple, in the Jewish Revolt, then there was defeat by Jupiter-worshippers in the second Jewish-Roman war and in the third Jewish-Roman war. As we believe in the ascent from god to God because of the victories in the Hebrew Bible. We have to do the same with the Jewish Revolt. Today's sermons and Talk Back make us examine assertions.