Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Decline of Faith

Erasmus said:

"The ancients philosophised very little about divine things... Formerly faith was in life rather than in profession of creeds... When faith came to be in writings rather than in hearts, then there were almost as many faiths as men. Articles increased and sincerity decreased. Contentions grew hot and love grew cold. The doctrine of Christ which at first knew no hair-splitting came to depend on the aid of philosophy. This was the first stage in the decline of the Church."

Jesus A Prophet of Islam, Muhammad 'Ataur-Rahim

May the Muslims avoid such decline, and remember God in our hearts, and unite regardless of our differences in interpretation. May we not lose the way, as those who came before us did...

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