Topic 1: Religion and Conflict Quotes - Christianity and Islam

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Religion and Conflict
Peace
In Christianity...
Peace is important and need to strive for it.
"Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it."
Psalms 34
"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace..."
Isiah 54:10
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you."
John 14: 27
In Islam...
Hatred is wrong, and people should try to keep peace.
The word `Islam' means `Peace'.
"A believing man should not hate a believing woman. If he dislikes one of her
characteristics, he will be pleased with another."
Muslim:705
Conflict and War
In Christianity...
People need to keep peace, however war is sometimes needed.
"A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace."
Ecclesiastes 3:8
"Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for
battle."
Psalm 14:41
"With justice he judges and makes war..."
Revelation 19:11
In Islam...
War is a necessary evil, as religion is more important.
"Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah heareth and knoweth all things."
Quran 2:244
"Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah..."
Quran 4:76
"I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their
heads and strike off every fingertip of them."
Quran 8:12
Forgiveness and Reconciliation

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In Christianity...
Forgiveness is something we need to do to get into Heaven, and God accepts our
forgiveness.
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also
forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your
sins."
Matthew 6:14-15
"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of
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In Islam...
Everyone suffers, because it allows us to become stronger.
Verily, we shall put you to test with some fear, and hunger, and with some loss of
wealth, lives, and offsprings. And (O Muhammad) convey good tidings to those who
are patient, who say, when inflicted by hardship, "Verily we are of God and verily to
Him shall we return;" upon them is the blessings of Allah and His mercy.…read more

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