- Question:-What is the penalty for apostasy in the major divisions of the Abrahamic religions?
What is the penalty for apostasy in the major divisions of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)? Also if you can, can you please tell me why X is so? Thanks
Answer:-Islam is not an Abrahamic religion and secondly the punishment for apostasy in Islam is DEATH. Muslims force kaffirs to become Muslims with coercion so how much more will they do if a person leaves islam...?
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An then to excuse violent islam they resort to the abrogated verse that speaks of no compulsion in religion or lie that they were working against islam so they were killed.
- Question:-When you break down the word apostasy and apostle, what do the words actually mean?
I love learning new words. The other day I found out what apostasy means and was very excited when I learned this because it so resolutely defines my religious views in the past four years. But I was wondering, what do these close-sounding words mean? For instance how is apostle, apocalypse, apostasy mean when you break them down? All of them start with "apo". What does this mean in its original (latin or greek or whatever)? Thanks!
Answer:-Apo (Alpha, pi, omicron) means from. In Greek, what we translate as Apocalypse means to reveal or uncover, what we translate apostasy means defection (read: heresy), and the word we translate Apostle also means messenger. I have yet to take a Greek class, so I don't know the significance of the word 'Apo' at the beginning, but in all of them it is hyphened off. I don't think that they are as connected as you think they are; there are lots of Greek words in the New Testament with this three letter prefix.
- Question:-What is the penalty for apostasy in Islam?
I'm looking for information about the penalty for apostasy in Islam. Please cite reference from the Qur'an and Hadiths to support your idea. Thanks.
Answer:-The penalty for apostasy in Islam is death.
Qur'an (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them"
Qur'an (9:11-12) - "But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then are they your brethren in religion. We detail Our revelations for a people who have knowledge. And if they break their pledges after their treaty (hath been made with you) and assail your religion, then fight the heads of disbelief - Lo! they have no binding oaths - in order that they may desist." This verse is speaking of infidels (ie. "slay the infidels wherever you find them" 9:5) who obviously became Muslim to escape the sword, but the Hadith make no distinction of how a Muslim came to be a Muslim. Apostasy is always punished by death.
Bukhari (52:260) - "...The Prophet said, 'If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.' "
Bukhari (83:37) - "Allah's Apostle never killed anyone except in one of the following three situations: (1) A person who killed somebody unjustly, was killed (in Qisas,) (2) a married person who committed illegal sexual intercourse and (3) a man who fought against Allah and His Apostle and deserted Islam and became an apostate."
Bukhari (84:57) - "[In the words of] Allah's Apostle, 'Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'"
Bukhari (89:271) - A man who embraces Islam, then reverts to Judaism is to be killed according to "the verdict of Allah and his apostle."
Bukhari (84:58) - "There was a fettered man beside Abu Muisa. Mu'adh asked, 'Who is this (man)?' Abu Muisa said, 'He was a Jew and became a Muslim and then reverted back to Judaism.' Then Abu Muisa requested Mu'adh to sit down but Mu'adh said, 'I will not sit down till he has been killed. This is the judgment of Allah and His Apostle (for such cases) and repeated it thrice.' Then Abu Musa ordered that the man be killed, and he was killed. Abu Musa added, 'Then we discussed the night prayers'"
Bukhari (84:64-65) - "Allah's Apostle: 'During the last days there will appear some young foolish people who will say the best words but their faith will not go beyond their throats (i.e. they will have no faith) and will go out from (leave) their religion as an arrow goes out of the game. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for whoever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection.'"
Abu Dawud (4346) - "Was not there a wise man among you who would stand up to him when he saw that I had withheld my hand from accepting his allegiance, and kill him?" Muhammad is chastising his companions for allowing an apostate to "repent" under duress. (The person in question was Muhammad's former scribe who left him after doubting the authenticity of divine "revelations" upon finding out that he could suggest grammatical changes. He was brought back to Muhammad after having been captured in Medina).
Reliance of the Traveller (Islamic Law) o8.1 - "When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed." (o8.4 affirms that there is no penalty for killing an apostate).
- Question:-What is the definition of blasphemy in Islam? What is the definition of apostasy?
Both are things that will get a person killed in Muslim countries. My impression from what I have heard is that blasphemy is saying anything negative about Islam, and apostasy is choosing to have different religious beliefs from what your parents taught you.
Answer:-Blasphemy: saying anything negative about islam or Muhammed.
Apostasy: deciding to leave islam for another religion or no religion.
Both these things are offenses that will get a person executed in those muslim countries that have Sharia (religious law).
- Question:-A question regarding Baptism which is followed by temporary apostasy?
If someone is baptized by water, then fire (Holy Spirit) and then after a while of temporary apostasy returns to our Lord.
Should they be required to be baptized again? If yes, should it be by the Holy Spirit alone, Water alone, or both?
Answer:-here is Gods Word about the Backslider ..... Hebrews 6:4-6
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
- Question:-What is the punishment for apostasy in Christianity?
I know that in Sharia Law, apostasy is punished by means of execution. However, I'm not sure what the punishment is given to Christians leaving their faith?
Answer:-During the Inquisition it was also death.
That was about 400 years ago approx. Islam approx 1400 years old, Christianity 2,000 years old.
Says it all really.
- Question:-Muslims, what is the penalty for apostasy in your faith?
Imagine your mother of father commits this great crime of apostasy. Would you be willing to carry out the punishment mandated by the Holy Koran?
..... : Are you sure the Koran doesn't speak of what the faithful should do to apostates?
Answer:-Why does it matter what my relationship is to the person? Even in a book of Socrates, the person he was talking to said what does it matter if the person I am bringing to court is my own father. Islam tells us even if my own mother murdered someone and someone else was going to die for her deed, I should (and I completely agree) that I should say no it is my mother that did it.
I am sorry that Islam stresses justice
- Question:-If apostasy from Christianity is unforgivable, then why do people try to proselytize to apostates?
For example, I am an atheist who used to be a Christian. Leaving Christianity is blasphemy against the holy spirit, so why do people try to win people like me "back into to the fold". The parable of the lost sheep is also moot since the lost sheep did the unforgivable sin and left Jesus, too.
Answer:-While we are still alive, any sins that we have committed can be forgiven. The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is the sin of Final Impenitence--to die in God's disfavor. One can do what is necessary to receive God's mercy by praying the rosary daily. See the following promises.
The rosary is explained here:
The fifteen promises of Mary to Christians who recite the rosary:
1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary shall receive signal graces.
2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against Hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.
6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries, shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just, he shall remain in the grace of God and become worthy of eternal life.
7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church.
8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death, they shall participate in the merits of the saints in Paradise.
9. I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.
11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire Celestial Court during their life and at the hour of death.
14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only Son, Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion to my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
- Question:-What is the difference between the sin of apostasy and the sin of heresy?
I guess I am guilty of one or both of them, since I converted to Buddhism some years ago. But I have heard these words used interchangeably. I am not bashing Christianity, and please limit the atheist hate speech (going either way). Just wondering.
Answer:-An apostate is one who, after once professing a religion, later renounces it. A heretic is one who holds non-orthodox beliefs.
- Question:-What is the definition of apostasy and how serious is apostasy?
Can apostates be within the Christian Congregation?
Answer:-Apostates know the truth but not only turn their back on the good news but are commited to keeping others away from the true knowledge of God and the Christ. Often using false stories against the followers of truth, persecution, intimidation and ridicule.
You will notice apostates have a common theme to tear down when taking their opposition against true Christians and teachings. True Christians build up yet and teach hope and love. Apostates offer no hope only condemnation and are harsh people.