There is a great difference between being “Western” and being “Christian”. No one is born a Christian and a Christian nation simply does not exist.

Many Muslims falsely accuse Christians of advocating immoral behaviour, which is completely false and unwarranted. God is the origin and the founder of the Christian faith.

The Tawrat (Torah), the Zabur (Psalms), and the Injil (Gospel) have always warned the people not to grieve or anger God with an unholy life. In reading the Bible, Muslims would be surprised to see how often it speaks very clearly on both moral and ethical subjects.

Take, for example, male-female relations. The Bible categorically prohibits sexual relations outside marriage. Indeed, Jesus says that the simple fact of looking at a woman while desiring it in her heart is already an act of adultery. The lustful thought is already a guilty act, the intention is as evil as the action. Jesus taught that husbands and wives owe mutual love and fidelity to each other. He taught parents to educate their children in fear and obedience to God and his commandments. Jesus even taught to love his enemies. We could have continued this list at length.

The truth is quite simple. The moral state of society goes from bad to worse because people refuse to listen to the Word of God. They want to live without God and do as they please. There are so many people who have no idea what the Bible teaches. No wonder they live in a way that displeases God.

It is not only the Old Testament in which God commands all men always to live holy lives. The Injil tells us that Christ’s death provides for our forgiveness, but His resurrection provides His personal power and presence to live as we ought.

For anyone who is truly interested in how a true Christian is urged to live, please read the first message of Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew chapters 5-7. You can both read it and listen to it being read here.

You may also read about how Christians live in their personal, family and working lives in Ephesians chapter 4, 5 and 6.

The problem is that most Muslims think that all Westerners are Christians. This is not at all true.

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