True Christian Religion (Chadwick) n. 832

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832. The Mohammedans, like all nations which acknowledge one God, love justice and do good for religious reasons, have their own heaven, but it lies outside the Christian one. The Mohammedan heaven, however, is divided into two. In the lower one they live decently with several wives. But the only ones to be raised from there into the upper heaven are those who put away their concubines and acknowledge the Lord our Saviour, together with His rule over heaven and hell. I have been told that they find it impossible to think of God the Father and our Lord as being one; but they can believe that He rules over the heavens and the hells, because He is the Son of God the Father. It is this belief of theirs which enables them to be granted by the Lord the privilege of rising into the higher heaven.

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