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Who Said That?

question%20mark.jpgWho Said That?

"Whilst Islam and Christianity are obviously different religions—and whilst there is no minimising some of their formal differences—it is clear that the Two Greatest Commandments are an area of common ground and a link between the Qur’an, the Torah and the New Testament. What prefaces the Two Commandments in the Torah and the New Testament, and what they arise out of, is the Unity of God—that there is only one God. For the Shema in the Torah, starts: (Deuteronomy 6:4) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! Likewise, Jesus said: (Mark 12:29) `The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one”. Likewise,' God says in the Holy Qur’an: Say: He, God, is One. / God, the Self-Sufficient Besought of all. (Al-Ikhlas, 112:1-2). Thus the Unity of God, love of Him, and love of the neighbour form a common ground upon which Islam and Christianity (and Judaism) are founded."

Please, no google sreaches or cheating!  Leave your guesses in the comments section below!

Reader Comments (15)

"likewise God says in the Holy Qur'an.." Obviously a Muslim, How about.... Osama Bin Laden.
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
pardon the thread drift, but are ya'll anywhere near these terrible fires in the San Diego vicinity?
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn

Christ Reformed is in Anaheim, near Angel Stadium and the Honda Center (where the Ducks play). There is a fire near the homes of some of our members (in Irvine), but it seems to be under control, although it is raining ash at my home a few miles to the west.

Things in Escondido (about 75 miles to the south), they are a bit dicey. Westminster (along with most schools in San Diego County) will be closed all week and a number of the students and faculty are under an evacuation order. Things are crazy down there and we've got about another 24 hours of wind.

The seminary website (in my links) has up to date info. The seminary is in the town of Escondido and seems safe--but with winds like this, who knows. The primary concern is with homes in outlying areas.

Pray for them!
October 22, 2007 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
^That might explain Scott Clark's unusual silence. And why some friends haven't answered some e-mails.

As for the quote, somebody who uses 'whilst' -Doesn't seem like it's too recent.

October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRick B.
Prayers for all...and may God protect those heroic firefighters.

I just watched the 6:30 network news. Footage from space satellites of the California smoke is amazing. And the aerial shot of freeways jammed with evacuees, well, all my sympathy.

(I think I'll pass on even trying to guess the author of this quote.)

October 22, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn
We have been watching the Fox news here in Mo. and I can sure remember when I lived in Calif. (half my life) San Bernadino area was always getting hit with fires. We pray you all are safe out there. No clue so won't guess on 'Who Said That' this time..........
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterplw
The use of "whilst" is still common in the UK as I've found out by reading blogs, so I'll narrow it down to a contemporary Brit "theologian."

Indeed, pray for the firefighters and all affected by the fires.
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterhb
I think John's right.
October 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterwalt
Just watched CNN's AC 360 with two firefighters standing on what appeared to be the porch of a house, and in the background was a wall of fire. It said Escondido on the screen. Of course I have no idea where they were in relation to Westminster.

Prayers for all of you who are caught in this. The TV footage is mindboggling.
October 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn
Who said That? A ecumenist - say, Father Micheal Manning first come to mind.

on the fire in your area - may God use you & Christ Reformed.
October 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercourtney
Since I had no clue, I just had to Google it to find out. It is an excerpt from a document similar to the ECT, signed by 138 Muslim leaders of one sort or another. It is called "An Open Letter and Call from Muslim Religious Leaders to Christian Leadership" and followed on the heels of the "Open Letter to the Pope".

Read about it at

or read the whole document at
October 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
Cheryl, what did the post say about google searches? If you're going to search at least don't spoil it for the rest of us. Good grief.
October 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRDB
So.. that means if we guess any Muslim cleric then we'll all be right?
October 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
If it's from the document referred to, then I'm afraid it's a direct lift from the latest publication of the progressive French-Moroccan Islamic scholar, Sheik Ya-Buti.
October 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDervish (non-whirling)

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