Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256361 comments on the The Brussels Journal story from Aug 24, 2007, titled Who Is Allah?. In it, The Brussels Journal reports that:

“Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? [...] What does God care what we call him?”

From the desk of Soeren Kern on Fri, 2007-08-24 11:56 Europeans love to mock the salience of religion in American society. via The Brussels Journal

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Brussels Journal.

bmz

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#164187 Feb 17, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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There is nothing beyond Jesus, intellectually, morally, and experientially, or other wise.
What about the Father and the Holy Ghost? Do they fall short of those qualities, Top Clown of the Church Circus?

You are more hilarious than the men, who penned the New Testament.

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#164188 Feb 17, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Cut it short, Skeptic!
The crux of the matter is that by deceit, Satan inspired the Church fathers to believe that Jesus was their God.
And Satan did not stop at that. He inspired them to argue and to create an absurd God, which had to be something new and Satanic. By further deceit, Satan made them to come up with Trinity.
It is interesting to note that Satan never left the Church and her fathers alone.
Sorry, Shamma, Christianity has the most absurd God, which does not exist.
The best part is that Jesus is not on record for saying any nonsense the Church came up with.
You can never get the right God, so live with the 3-in-1 abomination and monstrosity, that you been sold by the Satanic Church and her Satanic minions, known as the church fathers.
You are not accepting the truth.
Islam is a false religion.

Your negative remarks about Christianity are a cover up to hide the fact that Muslims refuse to be corrected by God.

The idea that Sharia law was sent down to Muhammad by God is a falsehood.

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#164189 Feb 17, 2013
bmz wrote:
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What about the Father and the Holy Ghost? Do they fall short of those qualities, Top Clown of the Church Circus?
You are more hilarious than the men, who penned the New Testament.
You are void of God being in your life.

““You must not lose faith ”

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#164190 Feb 17, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>What is the Jewish conclusion Maat?
The Book of Job grapples with the difficult question of why God allows evil in the world. It is the only book in the Hebrew Bible that mentions "satan" as a sentient being.
Job is about the theodicy issue: if god was real and good than why would he allow bad in the world.
The message is : thank god.

Job is also the only book with some arab words in it. But theodicy is written about in all cultures and under all gods.
But the hebrew part, text critically the original, is quite short.
So the now longstretched middle is of a later date.
You should read Ingersoll.
Hashaitan at most would be: the evil testimony, verb: gossiping with the intent to villify.
When it occurs it is usually in the sence of those that badmouth us, that tell lies about us, that can not be reasoned with and by extension opponent.
Not some bat-angel with a tail and horns.

I've allready written about adam and eve pages ago.
And about the act not making the people evil or giving them some stamp forever and ever. Dualism was out.
Had entire debates about it with nonquiter.
I only came back on a few weeks ago, so backtracking should be easy.
But i would draw your attention to the last post on the former page and to let your mind think about that. It's an excerpt of a theological thesis. The nature of jesus and by extension god as the church and it's paradoxical behaviour.
bmz

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#164191 Feb 17, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You are void of God being in your life.
First you made a real Satanic statement as follows:

Shamma wrote: "There is nothing beyond Jesus, intellectually, morally, and experientially, or other wise."

In response to that, I wrote:

"What about the Father and the Holy Ghost? Do they fall short of those qualities, Top Clown of the Church Circus?

You are more hilarious than the men, who penned the New Testament."

In fact, you are void Of God but are full of Satan and that is why you think there is nothing beyond that man, Jesus. That is extremely idiotic.

You can only see that man but you are unable to see the LORD Almighty God, who created that man.

Don't let Satan in-dwell or dwell in you. Kick Satan out.
bmz

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#164192 Feb 17, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You are not accepting the truth.
Islam is a false religion.
Your negative remarks about Christianity are a cover up to hide the fact that Muslims refuse to be corrected by God.
The idea that Sharia law was sent down to Muhammad by God is a falsehood.
Talk to us only after you get the correct God. Right now, you have foolishly made a man your God.

How can you make the man Jesus, your God, when that man kept crying out to God and most of the time, talked about God.

And the biggest joke is that the man never said, "I am God".

There is nothing positive about Christianity. It is full of lies, distortion, forgeries and misinformation.

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#164193 Feb 17, 2013
MAAT wrote:
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Job is about the theodicy issue: if god was real and good than why would he allow bad in the world.
The message is : thank god.
Job is also the only book with some arab words in it. But theodicy is written about in all cultures and under all gods.
But the hebrew part, text critically the original, is quite short.
So the now longstretched middle is of a later date.
You should read Ingersoll.
Hashaitan at most would be: the evil testimony, verb: gossiping with the intent to villify.
When it occurs it is usually in the sence of those that badmouth us, that tell lies about us, that can not be reasoned with and by extension opponent.
Not some bat-angel with a tail and horns.
I've allready written about adam and eve pages ago.
And about the act not making the people evil or giving them some stamp forever and ever. Dualism was out.
Had entire debates about it with nonquiter.
I only came back on a few weeks ago, so backtracking should be easy.
But i would draw your attention to the last post on the former page and to let your mind think about that. It's an excerpt of a theological thesis. The nature of jesus and by extension god as the church and it's paradoxical behaviour.
I read all of those articles.
They are mostly written by those that don't believe in Jesus.
The bottom line in Christianity is the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus.
Here is a worth while link on did God create evil?
https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/676...

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#164194 Feb 17, 2013
Did God Create “Evil”?
By Wayne Jackson

“If God is only good, how is it that the Bible says that he created ‘evil’(Isaiah 45:7)?”

In order to get the feel of Isaiah 45:7, at least a slightly larger portion of the immediate context needs to be surveyed. The prophet, on behalf of the Lord, wrote:

“I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known me; that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none besides me: I am Jehovah, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, who does all these things”(Isa. 45:5-7).

Beginning in the previous chapter, and continuing into the present one, the Lord had argued the case for his sovereignty over the nations — particularly his right to deal with his chosen people, the nation of Israel. Jehovah had blessed the nation wonderfully, but his people had rejected him time and time again, giving themselves over to the worship of idols — dumb idols that had no power to bless. In this vain worship, the Hebrews had evinced an incredible lack of understanding. As a result, the kingdom of Judah would have to be punished (in the period of Babylonian captivity). Eventually, though, the Lord would forgive his people, and bring them back into their land again.

The providential instrument in accomplishing this momentous task would be a Persian king, Cyrus by name, whose presence upon the earth was yet a century and a half in the future. In was in connection with the role of Cyrus in the divine plan, that the dramatic declaration of 45:5-7 was made.

In this announcement several important truths are stated:

The Lord God is unique; no idol can begin to compare with him.
By his power, and in the utilization of the mysterious modes of providence, Jehovah would “gird”(i.e., empower) Cyrus. He would equip him for the task that he was to accomplish.
Though the Persian commander was unacquainted with the true God, that fact would not hinder the Lord’s use of the ruler.
As a result of Jehovah’s orchestration of this feat involving the release of his people, his holy name would be glorified from the east to the west, i.e., throughout the earth.
The Lord’s uniqueness would be apparent.
Jehovah’s creative and providential powers stand as evidences of his divine identity.

It was in association with this final declaration that God said:“I make peace, and create evil.” In order to understand this statement, it must be viewed in concert with the overall affirmations of Scripture relative to the character of the Lord.

Jehovah is absolutely holy (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 4:8),“his work is perfect,”“all his ways are just,” he is a Being of “faithfulness” who is “without iniquity,” and is both “just and right”(Dt. 32:4). Moral evil cannot be attributed to the Creator in any way (Hab. 1:13; Jas. 1:13-14).
The Flexible Nature of Words

Any serious student of language is aware of the fact that words are flexible vehicles of communication. This principle is no less true of the Bible than it is of any piece of literature.

For example, the term “God” may refer to a Being who is truly divine in nature (Jn. 1:1), or the same word may be employed of a false object of worship that is void of the essence of deity (1 Cor. 8:4-6). The verb “believed” may reflect nothing more than a superficial emotion (Jn. 12:42), or it may represent a genuine conviction that is expressed in obedience (Acts 2:41,44). There is none “righteous”(Rom. 3:10), yet Joseph, the husband of Mary was “righteous”(Mt. 1:19). It is wrong to “judge”(Mt. 7:1); it is right to “judge”(Jn. 7:24). One cannot be justified by “works”(Eph. 2:9), yet justification is obtained by “works”(Jas. 2:24).

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#164195 Feb 17, 2013
Well what did you expect BMZ.;)
We've seen this happening countless times.

it's as if the only choices are 114 with pages unreferenced stuff to disarm or this kind of suicide by running into the wall.

--And mind i am really interested in what people think of that thesis.
Well another strange one, as in note the sources used and calling it 'evidence'.
When he discusses the hidden Messiah, Mowinckel musters evidence from such diverse
texts as Justin Martyr (304), 2 Esdras (305), the Gospel of John (305), Midrash Tehillim
(305&#150;6), the Targumim (306), and Revelation (307). But why must the Messiah be
&#147;hidden&#148;? Mowinckel answers this most central of all questions thusly,
This is probably how most Jews would have answered the question. Sufficient
penance has not yet been done for the sins of Israel; and until there is genuine
conversion and obedience to the Law, the Messiah cannot &#147;be revealed&#148;. That is
precisely the reason why first of all there must come men who can evoke
penitence and conversion, and put all things in order, namely those forerunners of
the Messiah to whom we have referred.(308)
It is, in my estimation, insight such as this and a magisterial control of the material that
makes Mowinckel universally significant.
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Yeah some certainly would.
It's that diffusion of christianity and judaism again.
I just do not find it helpfull. The situation is not rosy since David had no progeny left and once your used doing without a king you get used to having g-d in yourself.
But that whole topic of penitence just sounds weird. As if jews do not have days of atonement especially
As if Mowinckle needs some more magisterial shoas.

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#164196 Feb 17, 2013
Continued:
Did God Create “Evil”?
Examples of this nature are almost endless. A word is defined, in great measure, by how it is used in a certain setting — in its context. This is a fundamental principle of language interpretation.
The Varied Use of “Evil” in the Scriptures
As with many other words, the term “evil” can have more than one meaning, depending upon the manner in which it is used. The Hebrew word for evil is ra’, which derives from a root meaning “to spoil” or “to break in pieces.”
Obviously, the term “evil” may be used with reference to sinful activities. Ezekiel rebuked Israel for her worship of idols (20:39), which rebellion was characterized as “evil”(vv. 43-44). Jesus once spoke of “evil thoughts” that produce a variety of ungodly actions, e.g., fornication, theft, murder, etc.(Mk. 7:21-23).
On the other hand,“evil” may refer to a disaster of some sort. In discussing the punishment that would be visited upon Israel for her wickedness, Isaiah declared:
“For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said,‘No one sees me;’[but] your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you, and you have said in your heart, I am, and there is no one else besides me. Therefore shall evil come upon you; you will not know the dawning thereof: and mischief shall fall upon you; you will not be able to put it away: and desolation shall come upon you suddenly, of which you know not.”(Isa. 47:10-11; emp. supplied).
Observe the parallelism in this text. The “evil” of verse 11a becomes the “mischief” and the “desolation” in the latter portion of the passage. The “evil” of which the prophet spoke, actually was the impending Babylonian captivity (see also Jer. 18:8).
Similarly, when the prophet Amos warned the northern kingdom of Israel of its eventual doom, he referred to that time of temporal judgment as the “evil day,” which, of course, ultimately was the Assyrian invasion (722/21 B.C.).
Sometimes “evil” can simply refer to physical infirmity. Solomon admonished those still in their youth to remember the Creator in the vigor of those early times of energy, because eventually the “evil” days come and the “years” take their physical toll (Eccl. 12:1). Some of those bodily ailments are then chronicled in the balance of the chapter (see vv. 3-7).
From the divine view point, therefore, such things as national judgments and physical degeneration are characterized as “evil” because all such hurtful human experiences ultimately are the result of humanity’s foolish choices to engage in “evil”(rebellion) against the Maker of men. Natural evils are the result of moral evil — not in every individual situation (consider, for instance, the case of the patriarch Job, and that of Christ as well)— but in a general, ultimate, cause-and-effect sense (cf. Rom. 5:12).
An Objection
Frequently it is alleged, however, that ultimately God is responsible for “evil”— for had he not created angels and men, the evil they have generated would not exist.
The logic employed in this objection is flawed, and the critic who makes it will scarcely stay with it in a consistent manner.
No greater compliment could have been paid to man than to have been created in the very image of God (Gen. 1:26-27). A part of that “creation package” was the gift of personal volition, that is, the ability to make moral choices. There are only two logical possibilities — one might be created with “free will,” or without “free will.”
Now which option is the obvious expression of love (cf. 1 Jn. 4:8). The former, of course. The Lord thus signally honored human beings by granting them the personal power of choice. Once such action was taken, the Creator is not morally culpable if the gift of choice is abused, and the possessor thereof elects to pursue the road of danger and destruction.

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#164197 Feb 17, 2013
Mind Mowinckle answers the question pretending to understand judaism or how they think.
And is considered important because he opens that path to evangelising jews.

Exactly what the catholic church interfaith conference how now done away with.

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#164198 Feb 17, 2013
Comtimued:
Did God Create “Evil”?
Examples of this nature are almost endless. A word is defined, in great measure, by how it is used in a certain setting — in its context. This is a fundamental principle of language interpretation.
The Varied Use of “Evil” in the Scriptures
As with many other words, the term “evil” can have more than one meaning, depending upon the manner in which it is used. The Hebrew word for evil is ra’, which derives from a root meaning “to spoil” or “to break in pieces.”
Obviously, the term “evil” may be used with reference to sinful activities. Ezekiel rebuked Israel for her worship of idols (20:39), which rebellion was characterized as “evil”(vv. 43-44). Jesus once spoke of “evil thoughts” that produce a variety of ungodly actions, e.g., fornication, theft, murder, etc.(Mk. 7:21-23).
On the other hand,“evil” may refer to a disaster of some sort. In discussing the punishment that would be visited upon Israel for her wickedness, Isaiah declared:
“For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said,‘No one sees me;’[but] your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you, and you have said in your heart, I am, and there is no one else besides me. Therefore shall evil come upon you; you will not know the dawning thereof: and mischief shall fall upon you; you will not be able to put it away: and desolation shall come upon you suddenly, of which you know not.”(Isa. 47:10-11; emp. supplied).
Observe the parallelism in this text. The “evil” of verse 11a becomes the “mischief” and the “desolation” in the latter portion of the passage. The “evil” of which the prophet spoke, actually was the impending Babylonian captivity (see also Jer. 18:8).
Similarly, when the prophet Amos warned the northern kingdom of Israel of its eventual doom, he referred to that time of temporal judgment as the “evil day,” which, of course, ultimately was the Assyrian invasion (722/21 B.C.).
Sometimes “evil” can simply refer to physical infirmity. Solomon admonished those still in their youth to remember the Creator in the vigor of those early times of energy, because eventually the “evil” days come and the “years” take their physical toll (Eccl. 12:1). Some of those bodily ailments are then chronicled in the balance of the chapter (see vv. 3-7).
From the divine view point, therefore, such things as national judgments and physical degeneration are characterized as “evil” because all such hurtful human experiences ultimately are the result of humanity’s foolish choices to engage in “evil”(rebellion) against the Maker of men. Natural evils are the result of moral evil — not in every individual situation (consider, for instance, the case of the patriarch Job, and that of Christ as well)— but in a general, ultimate, cause-and-effect sense (cf. Rom. 5:12).
An Objection
Frequently it is alleged, however, that ultimately God is responsible for “evil”— for had he not created angels and men, the evil they have generated would not exist.
The logic employed in this objection is flawed, and the critic who makes it will scarcely stay with it in a consistent manner.
No greater compliment could have been paid to man than to have been created in the very image of God (Gen. 1:26-27). A part of that “creation package” was the gift of personal volition, that is, the ability to make moral choices. There are only two logical possibilities — one might be created with “free will,” or without “free will.”
Now which option is the obvious expression of love (cf. 1 Jn. 4:8). The former, of course. The Lord thus signally honored human beings by granting them the personal power of choice. Once such action was taken, the Creator is not morally culpable if the gift of choice is abused, and the possessor thereof elects to pursue the road of danger and destruction.

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#164199 Feb 17, 2013
Continued:
Did God Create “Evil”?

Is the designer or manufacturer of an automobile morally responsible for the drunk driver who runs down and kills an innocent child? And what of the godly mother who made every effort to raise her children in harmony with the Lord’s will; is she accountable for the actions of a wayward offspring who robs a bank or commits murder? These questions hardly need an expressed answer.

And so, while God is the Maker of men, he is not morally indictable for the follies of those upon whom he bestowed one of the greatest gifts possible — that of genuine freedom!
Alex123 aka WM

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#164200 Feb 18, 2013
MAAT wrote:
Lady Gaga would be an idol, even speculated as presidential candidate and even when she is not the news it's f.i. a man that had a sex-change to change into her.
Jesus has this same status of idol for christian believers.
But was he an impotent victim though aware like Natascha Kampusch, a sacrificial lamb as in victim persé or a scapegoat. Since the trial was a sham and the reaction of the people enlarged in the frame of our perpective.
A.)Or did he face the violence as mirror to face his own violent tendencies. That would be the main theme of the thesis.
Girard stresses that the evangelium and the cross hold a mirror to people, in which they are confronted radically with their own violence. Everyone has their own scapegoats. Stronger: scapegoats define each and everyones identity.
(B*premisse)
Christian conversion means that people dare to face their own violence.
A famous example would be the first stage performance by Susan Boyle, an unemployed frumpy housewife, ridiculed by the audience and the viewer at home and afterwards still got a standing ovation. Judging member Amanda phrased is thus:“I’m so thrilled because I know that everybody was against you. We are all so cynical but that was a complete wakeup call!”
The christian faith oversteps and offers an alternative.
(C*presumption:)
If humanity is religious by nature, as exemplified by our now-adays idol-cult, than the christian alternative would make a seamless connection with it.
It calls on humanity to consciously place J.C. as non-violent example centerstage and to follow suite.
So His divinity does not come to be from channeling/guiding violence but in the recognition of ones own sin-goat violence.
Authentic believe in Jesus Christ means that he makes the difference in a non-violent manor/way.
Jesus became sin-goat and victim, so no others victims would be needed.
After 2000 years that message is still miles removed from being reality.
Starting with stage- and victim cultural imagery we can by symbolism of the sin-offer-goat theory make a connection with the christian story in which the vitim becomes the center of attention by demasquing (giving it a face/identity) the violence.
Paradox, the church with this centuries long radical, non-violent message, seems impotent to face it's own victims.
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And this would be the age-old question whether an individual can be held responsible for a (dead) instution. Or whether the tenets of the (dead) institution are responsible for the individuals behaviour.
Normally people go broke, the farm goes on and the next peple go broke, the farm goes on....
But is that, the same way we should treat religious institutions?
The Catholic church and believers have always left that unanswered.
But if we state the scurch to act paradoxically then why isn't it equally paradoxically of believers not identifying with the romans when they see their face in the mirror.
As transferrance of the non-violent message and identity of jesus.
(Which by the way by extention makes YHWH non-violent too.)
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Well a lot to contemplate and an entire frame.
I just translated parts from the interview and not the thesis itself.
Very good...and thought provoking indeed.
Followers of Judaism and Islam may differ in their approach, but they both believe that they worship the same deity who is eternal all powerful unique self subsisting and not a human or an earthbound creature.
We don't usually give up even if our human local "heros" fail because we still have our top boss who is totally invincible and eternal!
Unfortunately, the "Christian" perspective does NOT allow the believer to understand such a GOD.
They have created a god out of a man who was born and then died.
They can say the man got up from the dead..went to heaven...did this and did that...but without a shred of evidence.
continued..........
Alex123 aka WM

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#164201 Feb 18, 2013
@ MAAT...continued.....
MAAT wrote:
Lady Gaga would be an idol, even speculated as presidential candidate and even when she is not the news it's f.i. a man that had a sex-change to change into her.
Jesus has this same status of idol for christian believers..........
And this would be the age-old question whether an individual can be held responsible for a (dead) instution. Or whether the tenets of the (dead) institution are responsible for the individuals behaviour.
Normally people go broke, the farm goes on and the next peple go broke, the farm goes on....
But is that, the same way we should treat religious institutions?
The Catholic church and believers have always left that unanswered.
But if we state the scurch to act paradoxically then why isn't it equally paradoxically of believers not identifying with the romans when they see their face in the mirror.
As transferrance of the non-violent message and identity of jesus.
(Which by the way by extention makes YHWH non-violent too.)
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Well a lot to contemplate and an entire frame.
I just translated parts from the interview and not the thesis itself.
Very good...and thought provoking indeed.
Followers of Judaism and Islam may differ in their approach, but they both believe that they worship the same deity who is eternal all powerful unique self subsisting and not a human or an earthbound creature.
We don't usually give up even if our human local "heros" fail because we still have our top boss who is totally invincible and eternal!
Unfortunately, the "Christian" perspective does NOT allow the believer to understand such a GOD.
They have created a god out of a man who was born and then died.
They can say the man got up from the dead..went to heaven...did this and did that...but without a shred of evidence.

By hedging their bets on a man they have to keep convincing themselves that the man is indeed god...and each christian has this doubt 1000 times a day...what if jesus is not god..what if he was just man?
They overcome this fear by repeating their "mantras"..jesus is this..jesus is that..hoping they can drown out their OWN doubts and noises!

It is very hard to project a tiny man into orbit...and then get him completely out of this universe plus many more universes to turn him into an all powerful GOD.
That is why "christianity" in its present form cannot survive.
They need to return to the ways of the followers of Jesus the man and messenger who was a devoted slave of God...
Instead of following what he did and worshipping his GOD, "they are WORSHIPPING the WORSHIPPER - an ignorant recipe for disaster.
bmz

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#164202 Feb 18, 2013
Shamma wrote:
“If God is only good, how is it that the Bible says that he created ‘evil’(Isaiah 45:7)?”
In order to get the feel of Isaiah 45:7, at least a slightly larger portion of the immediate context needs to be surveyed. The prophet, on behalf of the Lord, wrote:
“I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known me; that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none besides me: I am Jehovah, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, who does all these things”(Isa. 45:5-7).
Beginning in the previous chapter, and continuing into the present one, the Lord had argued the case for his sovereignty over the nations — particularly his right to deal with his chosen people, the nation of Israel. Jehovah had blessed the nation wonderfully, but his people had rejected him time and time again, giving themselves over to the worship of idols — dumb idols that had no power to bless. In this vain worship, the Hebrews had evinced an incredible lack of understanding. As a result, the kingdom of Judah would have to be punished (in the period of Babylonian captivity). Eventually, though, the Lord would forgive his people, and bring them back into their land again.
The providential instrument in accomplishing this momentous task would be a Persian king, Cyrus by name, whose presence upon the earth was yet a century and a half in the future. In was in connection with the role of Cyrus in the divine plan, that the dramatic declaration of 45:5-7 was made.

The Lord God is unique; no idol can begin to compare with him.
By his power, and in the utilization of the mysterious modes of providence, Jehovah would “gird”(i.e., empower) Cyrus. He would equip him for the task that he was to accomplish.
Though the Persian commander was unacquainted with the true God, that fact would not hinder the Lord’s use of the ruler.
As a result of Jehovah’s orchestration of this feat involving the release of his people, his holy name would be glorified from the east to the west, i.e., throughout the earth.
The Lord’s uniqueness would be apparent.
Jehovah’s creative and providential powers stand as evidences of his divine identity.
It was in association with this final declaration that God said:“I make peace, and create evil.” In order to understand this statement, it must be viewed in concert with the overall affirmations of Scripture relative to the character of the Lord.
Jehovah is absolutely holy (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 4:8),“his work is perfect,”“all his ways are just,” he is a Being of “faithfulness” who is “without iniquity,” and is both “just and right”(Dt. 32:4). Moral evil cannot be attributed to the Creator in any way (Hab. 1:13; Jas. 1:13-14).
The Flexible Nature of Words
Any serious student of language is aware of the fact that words are flexible vehicles of communication. This principle is no less true of the Bible than it is of any piece of literature.
For example, the term “God” may refer to a Being who is truly divine in nature (Jn. 1:1), or the same word may be employed of a false object of worship that is void of the essence of deity (1 Cor. 8:4-6). The verb “believed” may reflect nothing more than a superficial emotion (Jn. 12:42), or it may represent a genuine conviction that is expressed in obedience (Acts 2:41,44). There is none “righteous”(Rom. 3:10), yet Joseph, the husband of Mary was “righteous”(Mt. 1:19). It is wrong to “judge”(Mt. 7:1); it is right to “judge”(Jn. 7:24). One cannot be justified by “works”(Eph. 2:9), yet justification is obtained by “works”(Jas. 2:24).
Edited a little to fit the page.

So, now accept what the prophet said, renounce Christianity and her triune God and become a Jew.
Embrace Jehovah of the Jews, leave the Church, go to Synagogue and worship the one LORD of the Jews.

And I will give you a new name Shammuel.
bmz

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#164203 Feb 18, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>I read all of those articles.
They are mostly written by those that don't believe in Jesus.
The bottom line in Christianity is the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus.
Here is a worth while link on did God create evil?
https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/676...
God created everything. So, you should not feel ashamed in saying that God created evil.

The bottom line is that the resurrection of Jesus IS a big hoax! That never happened.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#164204 Feb 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
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God created everything. So, you should not feel ashamed in saying that God created evil.
The bottom line is that the resurrection of Jesus IS a big hoax! That never happened.
Did some spirit tell mohammad that? Do you have that in writing from mohammad? I would like to see the original manuscript, please.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#164205 Feb 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Edited a little to fit the page.
So, now accept what the prophet said, renounce Christianity and her triune God and become a Jew.
Embrace Jehovah of the Jews, leave the Church, go to Synagogue and worship the one LORD of the Jews.
And I will give you a new name Shammuel.
How about the verse so we can critique it. Did the spirit or mohammad say this? I know allah didn't say it since allah never talked to mohammad.
bmz

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#164206 Feb 18, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Did some spirit tell mohammad that? Do you have that in writing from mohammad? I would like to see the original manuscript, please.
Actually I was telling Shamma that the resurrection of Jesus is a big hoax.

Suppose, if you killed me and I was resurrected, I would surely come back to you and make your life miserable.

Same goes for Jesus. However, we do not see him doing that. Instead he moves under funny disguises and goes into hiding and then into oblivion.

This clearly shows that his resurrection never happened.

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