Sunday, August 02, 2009

Shining God’s Light on the Koran – the Children of Satan

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.\


Are You a Child of Satan?


The question at hand is: Does Satan have children?

THE KORANIC ACCOUNT

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

Whoever chooses Satan as their father figure, thereby forsaking Allah, will suffer noticeable irreparable harm (Surah 4:119).

“Every child is born in Islam: it is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian” ((B. 23:179) a saying of the Prophet, commentary on the Quran in “The Holy Qur’an” page 140, by Maulana Muhammad Ali, Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha’at Islam Lahore Inc. U.S.A.).

COMMENTARY ON THE KORANIC ACCOUNT

According to Mohammad, children are born believing in Islam, which according to the Koran is the only correct religion. Allah is pleased with no other religion.

There are many ways of going to Satan as a father figure. That is one who helps you and guides you. There is the practice of witchcraft, psychic phenomena; consulting the dead, voodoo, astrology, idolatry, false religions and many other things a person can do which makes one dependent on Satan as ones benefactor.

According to the Koran fowling Satan is a choice made by the individual. This includes being a Jew or a Christian which, form the Islamic point of view, is following Satan and not Allah.
Since Satan unlike Allah, Who is not created, but is a created being and therefore not limitless as is Allah could never defeat Allah. Therefore, his followers will not win against Allah either. Even if Satan could win against Allah he would still destroy his followers. He has no love for them or commitment to them.

THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Proverbs 29:27
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

John 3:16-19
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.

Colossians 1:12-17
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Ezekiel 18:23
“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

Ezekiel 18:32
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

I Timothy 2:1-6
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.’

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.

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

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.

Mark 10:13-15
And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

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.

COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT

God does not delight in the death of anyone. Instead He prefers that people repent of their sins and be saved. He is not willing that any should perish. Jesus took the sins of each and every person in His own body on the cross and received against Himself the wrath of God; tasting death for everyone. This makes Him the mediator between God and man.

If Jesus were not God, then He would not be able to receive the wrath God upon Himself for every person’s sin. If He were not man, then He could not represent man before God.

In Genesis 3:15 God told Adam and Eve that the seed of the woman would crush the head of the serpent who is Satan. He did this through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus is Creator God and all powerful. He has defeated Satan.

A person must choose for Christ otherwise the wrath of God abides on them.

God put hatred between the children of the woman and the children of Satan. A child of Satan need not stay there, in his or her present condition (apart from the Triune God). Through faith in Jesus Christ one can transfer from the kingdom of Darkness to the kingdom of Light, which is Jesus. All they need to do is (1) to believe that Jesus is God in flesh, and that He represented them on the cross, (2) to repent of their sin and (3) to ask Jesus into their heart. God’s merciful and gracious provision for sin extends to all men and women.

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 (Romans 8:29).

COMPARING & CONTRASTING THE KORAN WITH SCRIPTURE

If children were born Muslims they would not have to be taught anything about religion. They would know its content from birth. We know from experience that children need to be taught and trained. They do not have knowledge of things from birth. It is the responsibility of the parents to train and teach their own child.

According to the Judeo-Christian Scripture, a person is not forced to choose Satan. Unfortunately that is the case, as outlined in the Koran. However, one must choose Jesus in order to gain eternal life. (a forever relationship with the God of the Universe). Not making a choice to give one’s life to Jesus is actually a decision to live under the authority and power of Satan. In addition, it also causes one to be under the wrath of God, and to experience His wrath and punishment upon one’s physical death.

CONCLUSION


Satan does have children, but you do not have to be one of them if you do not want to.

If you want eternal life, then 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 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 Holy Bible is the King James translation of 1611 from the WORD program by Tom Hills with the New Creations Ministries

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