Sunday, July 12, 2009

Shining God’s Light on the Koran – Who is your father? Part 2

Sam continues his on-going series, which contrasts the Judeo-Christian Bible with the Islamic Koran on a variety of topics. He aims the beam of the Biblical laser on the Koran to expose, to reveal what it really says. See his previous articles here.



Could Satan be your father?

Satan is written about in both the Koran and the Holy Bible. Do you know what relationship you have with him? Could he be your father?

THE KORANIC ACCOUNT

The only true religion in Allah’s eyes is Islam (Surah 3:19).

Notice: Allah shows no mercy for the offense of having a partner or associate attributed to Him; idolaters. He forgives whoever He will of all other offences. Those who claim that there are others equal to Him have strayed greatly into error (Surah 4:116).

Those people who choose Satan instead of Allah for a benefactor will suffer a great noticeable loss (Surah 4:119).

Satan makes promises and stirs up empty desires in his devotees. He makes numerous promises to them only to amusingly deceive them (Surah 4:120).

Prophet, make armed conflict against those who do not believe and those who pretend to be better than they are. Treat them cruelly. Their home is in hell and evil is their destiny (Surah (9:73).

... violently kill all the idolaters where ever you find them, ... (Surah 9:5).

Those who do not believe are those who say, Allah is the Christ, the son of Mary (Surah 5:72).
Those who do not believe say: “Allah is one of three” (Surah 5:73).

“He, who is sovereign over the heavens and the earth, Who has begotten no children, and Who has no partner in his sovereignty. He has created everything, and established it all in its proper place (Surah 25:2).

Declare: Allah, He is One: Eternal. On Him all depend. He begets no one, nor is He begotten. There is none like unto Him (Surah 112:1-4).

People say: “Allah has begotten a son.” Nonsense, He is self-sufficient. All that is in heaven and earth belongs to Him. You have no right to make such a statement. Do you speak against Allah what you know nothing about (Surah 10:68)?

COMMENTARY ON THE KORANIC ACCOUNT

According to Mohammad, believing that God is a trinity of persons is anathema to Islam, which according to the Koran is the only correct or true religion. Allah is pleased with no other.

Basic in the teaching of Islam is that god, Allah the Arabic word for God, is one person and definitely not a trinity of persons.

Christians and Jews are referred to in many derogatory ways: idolaters, infidels, unbelievers, and worthy of death. They are counted as enemies of Allah, Islam, and the ‘blessed’ Prophet.
According to the Koran, Allah has no children and most surely has not begotten any. There is no one else of equal stature. Allah does not pardon those who believe in the trinity.

Satan is a deceiver and people who believe his lies and follow him wind up destroyed.

Those who believe that Jesus is Allah (god) are to be murdered for hell is what they deserve according to the Koran.

THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT

John 8:31-59
31,32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33-36 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37-38 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
39-40 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41-43 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
44-45 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46-47 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
48-50 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
51-52 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
53-55 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25-27 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28-30 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39-40 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41-42 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT

Jesus makes the statement, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” This is direct reference to continuous prior existence to Abraham during the time he actually lived. “I AM” is the name of the One who told Moses to go to Pharaoh, and then delivered the Children of Israel out of Egypt. “I AM” drowned the Egyptian Army in the Red Sea. Jesus is identifying Himself to the people as that deity. The people realized this and took up stones to stone Him. Jesus claims to be Allah (God).

Jesus, who is the Son of man, claims to have a kingdom with angels at His command. He sows or plants His children, the children of the kingdom, into the world.

The enemy of Jesus sows his children into the world, also. This enemy is identified as the devil, who is, of course, Satan. Satan thus has children.

Jesus said that the Jews who wanted to kill him were of their father the devil. Jesus identifies the devil as a liar and a murder. His children, then, also desire to lie and murderer.

COMPARING & CONTRASTING THE KORAN WITH SCRIPTURE

Jesus identifies the children of Satan as being like him in that he murders and lies so they murder and lie. The Allah of the Koran calls for the murder of those who believe in the trinity and who believe that Jesus is Allah (God).

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CONCLUSION

Could it be that those who believe in Islam are actually children of Satan and therefore without eternal life?

If you want eternal life you must believe that Jesus is God in flesh, that He received the wrath of God for your particular sins, and that He rose from the dead. You can repent of your sins right now and invite Jesus into your heart. A sample prayer is, “Lord Jesus Christ forgive me of my sins and come into my heart.”

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REFERENCES

The Koran passages are a paraphrase of several English translations.
The Koran, translated by N.J. Dawood: A Penguin Classic
The Qur’an, translated by M.H. Shakir: Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, Inc.
The Holy Qur’an, translated by Maulana Muhammad Ali: Ahmadiyya Anjumann Isha’at Lahore Inc. U.S.A.
The Koran, translated by Marmaduke Pickethall: Everyman’s Library The Meaning of the Glorious Koran, Translated by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickethall, KAZI Publications
The Holy Bible is the King James translation of 1611 from the WORD program by Tom Hills with the New Creations Ministries

1 comment:

Matt said...

That's ridiculous that they are making him make sign smaller and closer to the ground. That is an unnecessary limitation of free speech.

To those who think that this is "hate speech", what if somebody said posted a sign which said, "drug abuse is of the devil"? Wouldn't that be hate speech too? What brainwashing! The Bible says "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
1 John 2:22 (KJV)