- No god but Allah exists and he chose Muhammad as his exclusive prophet,
- Muslims must pray to Alllah 5 times per day,
- Muslims must give alms to the poor,
- Muslims must observe Ramadan (a month of daytime fasting) each year, and
- Muslims must make at least one pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
- Acceptance of the reality of the sovereignty of God
- Belief in the truth of the brotherhood of Man
- Faith in the effectiveness of the supreme human desire to do God's will - to be like God.
- They like the no-nonsense first two pillars - There is only one God, and you must pray to him 5 times a day. Do you see the similarity to the first tenet of the Gospel?
- They like the living of the religion in the third pillar - giving alms to the poor. Do you see the similarity to the second tenet of the Gospel?
- And they will absolutely love the third tenet of the Gospel, the idea that people can become more and more like God if they sincerely work at it. Do you see the working part, the practice of the religion, in the Pillars 2, 3, 4, and 5 and how it compares to that third tenet?
"I bade you tarry in Jerusalem until you were endowed with power from on high. I am now about to take leave of you; I am about to ascend to my Father, and soon, very soon, will we send into this world of my sojourn the Spirit of Truth; and when he has come, you shall begin the new proclamation of the gospel of the kingdom, first in Jerusalem and then to the uttermost parts of the world. Love men with the love wherewith I have loved you and serve your fellow mortals even as I have served you. By the spirit fruits of your lives impel souls to believe the truth that man is a son of God, and that all men are brethren. Remember all I have taught you and the life I have lived among you. My love overshadows you, my spirit will dwell with you, and my peace shall abide upon you. Farewell." The Urantia Book, Paper 193:5.2, page 2057.
probably paraphrased like this:
"All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." The New American Bible, Matthew 28:18-20.
- we can refer to God and Allah as "our Heavenly Father," thereby certifying that we have a personal, familial relationship with God, that we don't consist merely of his subjects;
- we all operate as God's spiritual "children," in a spiritual manner of speaking;
- we have the destiny to become more and more like him as we devote our selves to knowing and doing his will - pursuing truth, beauty, and goodness, and manifesting that pursuit through love, mercy, and ministry;
- we are all each others' brothers and sisters.
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