Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You Are What You Worship

You Are What You Worship

Every religion is based upon some conception of God. Unfortunately many religions are based upon a conception of false gods, and some are even based upon false conceptions of the true God.

One thing is sure, for those who choose to worship, their whole life and character is molded by the type of person they perceive their God to be.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hell - eternal torture by a loving God?

What is Hell?

The word HELL in the Bible is translated from GEHENNA- (Ge.hen'na) [Gr. form of the Heb. Geh Hin.nom', "Valley of Hinnom"]. This name appears 12 times in the Christian Greek Scriptures.

Gehenna was a the deep, narrow Valley of Hinnom, later known by this Greek name, and lay to the south/southwest of ancient Jerusalem and is the modern-day Wadi er-Rababi (Ge Ben Hinnom). (Jos 15:8; 18:16; Jer 19:2, 6) Judean Kings Ahaz and Manasseh engaged in idolatrous worship there, which included the making of human sacrifices by fire to Baal. (2Ch 28:1, 3; 33:1, 6; Jer 7:31, 32; 32:35) God said this was "a thing that I had not commanded and that had not come up into my heart" (Jer 7:31; 32:35). God looked at this as a terrible thing. Why would he use this as a picture of what he himself wanted to do? Where God planning to do the same, or was this the place they choose, away from God?

The Ten Commandments in the Qur’an

Comparison of the Ten Commandments with similar passages in the Qur’an

 You shall have no other gods before Me. (Exodus 20:3)

Do not associate another deity with God.(Q 17:22)
 Know therefore that there is no god but God. (Q 47:19)

 You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God... (Exodus 20:4-5)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Qur’an Trinity & Mary

Qur’an Trinity & Mary

The Christian doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three divine persons God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The three persons are distinct yet coexist in unity, and are co-equal, co-eternal and consubstantial. According to this doctrine, God exists as three persons but is one God, meaning that God the Son and God the Holy Spirit have exactly the same nature or being as God the Father in every way.

And also many Christians have turned Mary into a godly figure:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Muslim believes that God has a Son

How come a Muslim believes that God has a Son?

We read in the Bible and Quran that God will answer our prayer.

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.”

Qur’an 2:186 “And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, …”

Quran and the Father-Son relationship in the Bible.

Many Christians and Muslims believe that the Quran denying Father-Son relationship between God and Jesus Christ. If that’s true then the Quran must deny the New Testament; for the New Testament witness to the Father-Son relationship between God and Jesus Christ is undeniable. The consistency and repetition observed in the gospels is striking.

The Father and the Son in the Bible:
Matt 11:27, Matt 16:27, Luke 9:26, John 1:14, John 5:19,  John 5:20,  John 3:35, John 5:22, John 5:23, John 5:21, John 5:26,  John 6:39-40, John 6:27,  John 10:36, 1 John 4:14, John 17:1, 1 John 2:22,23, 1 John 2:24, 1 John 1:3

The Jews The Christians & The Straight Way.

The Straight Way
(Sirat Al-Mustaqim)

Sirat al-Mustaqim is the Arabic term for the straight way. In Islamic context, it has been interpreted as the right path or the right way. There are five obligatory daily prayers in Islam. Al-Fatihah is the prayer where the believer requests Allah for guidance on the path of those upon whom He has bestowed favors, not those upon whom wrath is brought down, nor those who went astray. During each prayer is the following phrase included: “Ihdina s-siraata l-mustaqeem, Siraata l-latheena anamta alaihim ghair al-mughdoobi alaihim wa la daaleen”.   

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dhimmi & Jizyah

“Dhimmi” (Arabic: ذمي, meaning "protected person")

We have one verse in Quran talking about Jizyah or Jizya (Arabic: جزية) is the extra tax imposed on non-Muslims (Dhimmi) who live under Muslim rule; Quran Chapter 9 verse 29 says:

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (Quran 9:29)