Sunday, August 09, 2009

Shining God’s Light on the Koran – Absence of Responsibility

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.


Irresponsibility

Irresponsible is where a person is not required to give a reason of explanation for their actions or where a person lacks a sense of responsibility for their actions (1).

A father is a man who has begotten a child; the male parent of a plant or animal. Also someone who brings something into being; found, originate, or invent. A father takes responsibility for what they have done (2).

THE KORANIC ACCOUNT

Observe that Jesus and Adam are alike to Allah. He created Him from dust and then said “Be” and he was (Surah 3:59).

We created man from potters clay; a black mud formed to shape (Surah 15:26).

Remember Mary in Scripture; that she had secluded herself from her relatives to a place in the east (Surah 19:16).

We sent unto her Our Spirit in the form of a handsome man (Surah 19:17). Upon seeing Him she said I seek refuge in the Beneficent One. If you fear Allah; leave me alone and go away (Surah 19:18). He said, I am a messenger of your Lord sent to provide you a son without any fault (Surah 19:19).

She answered, “How can I bear a son? I have neither been touched by a man nor have I been unchaste” (Surah 19:20). He replied: Never the less, your Lord says, It is no problem for Me. It shall be that We may make of him a revelation to all mankind and a grace from Us. The matter has been decreed (Surah 19:21).

Then she conceived and withdrew with her son to a remote place (Surah 19:22).

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 the Koran, Allah has no children and most surely has not begotten any. There is no one else of equal stature.

Also according to the Koran the Spirit of Allah combined with the spirits of some angels to form a man who approached Mary to inform her that she was going to have a son. Since Allah needs only to say “Be” and it is: Mary conceived at the word of this messenger of Allah.

The question then is: Who is the father? Normally, the one who induces conception is the father of a child. That is: the one whose sperm unites with the egg. In this case the man, who was not human but appeared to be, spoke the words but was not the power behind the words. The angels who united with Allah’s spirit are not recorded in the Koran as having the ability to say “Be” and it is. Therefore, Allah is the only one capable of providing a sperm which would cause Mary to conceive.

The Koran clearly states that Allah never begat a son. Yet, the Koran states that Allah made a woman (Mary) pregnant. This is known as double speak. Yes I did but no I didn’t. In Native American Indian lingo it is called, “Speaking with a forked tongue.” Do you know what species of animal has a forked tongue? Do you know who is represented by that species of animal? If you do not know, research it. The exercise will do you good.

Allah is denying any responsibility for his child. This is irresponsibility. Not good for any father, much less for Allah.

Allah created Adam yet he denies him also the status of ‘son’.

THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Luke 3:38
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

Luke1:26-29
And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

Luke1:30-33
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Luke 1:34-36
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luke 1:38
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Lu 1:39-41
And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

Luke 1:42,43
And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

Hebrews 2:9
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Hebrews 2:16
For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

I Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

I John 2:2
And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Matthew 18:3-5
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receives Me.

Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT

God created Adam and therefore calls him son.

God caused Mary to become pregnant and have a son. God calls this one the Only begotten Son of God. All other sons of God are created or adopted. The God of the Holy Bible recognizes His responsibility as a Father and is responsible.

God’s provision for sin extends to all men and women. So why then, would He give faith only to a few chosen, and not everyone? When Jesus received the sins of all mankind into His own body on the cross no one was excluded. The Apostle John writes that Jesus is the propitiation, or payment, for sin but not only for our sins but also for the sins of the whole world. No one is excluded. Scripture says, “That He (Jesus) by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” No one is excluded. Jesus is the only mediator between God and men. This includes all men. Again; none is excluded.

People have a choice. It is written: He (Jesus) came unto His own and His own received Him not, but as many as received Him to them He gave the right or power to become the Children of God even to them that believe on his name (John 1:11, 12). No one is excluded by God but some people choose to exclude themselves. God knew before creation who would exclude themselves and who would accept His gift of salvation. Those then that He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ

COMPARING & CONTRASTING THE KORAN WITH SCRIPTURE

The Allah of the Koran claims to have created Adam and then claims to have made a woman pregnant and yet denies having any son. The statement is false because both situations cannot be true at the same time. One of the statements must be false. Either Allah did not create Adam and did not get a woman pregnant and therefore has no son; or Allah did create Adam and got a woman pregnant and therefore has at least two sons: One son by creation and the other son by begetting. Allah of the Koran appears to be in denial.

The God of Scripture claims to have created Adam and begotten a child, who is Jesus. He calls both of them son. One son is by creation the other son is by begetting which makes Him God in flesh. The God of Scripture is not in denial.

The Allah of the Koran is not the same as the God of Scripture and the son controversy clearly shows this.

CONCLUSION

You must choose who you believe is correct: The Allah of the Koran or the God of Scripture.

The God of Scripture offers you eternal life here and now, and you do not have to kill yourself or others to receive it.

If you want eternal life for yourself, you must believe that Jesus is God in flesh, that He received the wrath of God for your sins, and that He rose from the dead. You can repent of (turn away from) 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.”

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, An explanatory translation by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall, Dar al-Islamiyya, P.O.B. 45677-1298, Kuwait
The Holy Bible is the King James translation of 1611 from the WORD program by Tom Hills with the New Creations

1. Paraphrased from Webster’s New World College Dictionary, page 756.
2. Paraphrased from Webster’s New World College Dictionary, page 517.

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