Hey we agree.
Not only with me, but with the Catholic Church.
Ya really trying, aren't ya? I agree with Pentecostals when they say the pouring of the Spirit is still for today, but by no means would I wish to sign up for a Pentecostal sect. I even agree with Islam with the things they got right, but I ain't no Muslim. Every sect and religion has some measure of truth in it, God designed it that way so all can be a witness of it.
Or Satan designed it that way so they look like the real thing.
No I actually do believe it was God, leaving some measure of Truth in all things so all can see it and none would have any excuse. Satan got no Truth in him..
I do not follow you. Can you elaborate on for example how God designed truth in Islam, and is therefore Islam at least in part by divine design?
There is some form of righteousness, like modesty and humility, and Islam does teach that Jesus ascended to heaven and that his mother was a virgin (from my memories at least). Even in the Quran, Jesus did more than any other, including Mohammad, and is given a lot of respect (albeit a corrupt version). But with that said, I'm certianly not advocating Islam is Truth, nor should anyone seek it (it truly is of the devil). But what I am saying is I believe God has made it in such a way to give everyone a witness to Truth so they won't have excuses when they stand before Him. All of these denominations certainly have a measure of Truth in them, but it doesn't mean those who participate with them will enter heaven.
Well, this is how I see it.
I don't believe God will get Himself involved with anything that bears half-truths. If God indeed put some amount of truth in false religions, wouldn't God be culpable of deceit or at least culpable of partial endorsement?
God has always given us one truth, the full truth. He gave only one religion to the Israelites, and He gave only one gospel.
The truths in Islam are not divine truths, they are deceptive truths. They are put there by Satan as to give at least some validation to the religion, and people are much easier deceived.
You are correct, Satan does not have truth, but he most certainly knows truth and how to abuse it.
I have a hard time attributing the truths in false religions to God, something doesn't gel if you ask me.
However the bottom line of your message is well received and I agree.