Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256422 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

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bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#166507 Mar 9, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>
HERE IS WHY WE MUST BE BAPTIZED IN THE
NAME OF THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY Spirit
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".
– Matthew 28:19.
baptism banner The Bible commands water baptism for the New Testament church, and it is our responsibility to obey this teaching. One day each of us will account for our actions during our lives. Since we have God's Word, ignorance will not be an acceptable excuse on that day.
The Necessity of Water Baptism
Is water baptism a necessary part of the salvation experience of the New Testament? People have various ideas about water baptism, but we cannot always trust and to please God is to depend upon the Bible as our source of instruction.
Jesus gave us some insight as to the importance of water baptism in John 3:5: Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God." Both the context of that statement and the subsequent practice of the New Testament church indicate that He was speaking of water baptism and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
In Matthew 28:19, Jesus gave the apostles and us a direct command to go, teach, and baptize converts. Since He gave this command, baptism is important and necessary.
The Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Jesus instructed us to baptize "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." In other words, He told us to baptize in the name (singular) that fully reveals God in His redemptive manifestations and work.
What is this name?
The name given to the Son of God was Jesus. "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21).
Jesus was a genuine human being, born by the miraculous work of God's Spirit in the womb of a virgin, and thus He was literally the Son of God (Luke 1:35). He was more than a man, however; He was actually the one God manifested in the flesh (Colossians 2:9). He was the visible image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15).
As such Jesus declared, "I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive" (John 5:43). In other words, the Father is made known to us by the name of Jesus. The Father, the one true invisible God, gave His name to the Son (the manifestation of God in flesh)l thus the Son received His name by inheritance (Hebrews 1:4).
The name Jesus literally means "Jehovah Savior." Jehovah was the unique name by which the one true God identified Himself to Israel in the Old Testament. The name Jesus describes the one God of the Old Testament coming in flesh to be our Savior. Thus the name of Jesus reveals both the Father and the Son.
What about the Holy Spirit? What name reveals God in His spiritual essence and action? Jesus said, "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:26). In other words, the Holy Spirit comes to us in the name of Jesus. The Holy Spirit does not come to us with a separate identity but is the Spirit of Jesus-Jesus Himself coming to dwell within us spiritually (John 14:16-18; Colossians 1:27).
In short, the supreme name that reveals God-the name by which we know the Father, Son and Holy Spirit-is Jesus. By invoking the name of Jesus, then, we fulfill the command of Matthew 28:19.
The Importance of the Name of Jesus
Again you unloaded a pile of horse shit!

How can you say that Jesus asked them to baptize in the name of the three, when Peter, baptized only in Jesus' name?

Which bloody fool was right? Peter or Matthew. By the time Matthew's junk verse 28:19 came, people had already been baptized in Jesus' name.

The point is that Matthew is a liar & Matthew 28:19 is a rotten forgery.

bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#166508 Mar 9, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>How nobel is your Isa that you ignore his commands, and degrade his words of God?
Your moral values are not based on the Teachings of God, rather they are based on the rapist, robber, and murderer Muhammad.
You live away of life serving the commands of Muhammad.
The problem is that your Bible does the job of degrading God and Jesus well. Believe me when I read your New Testament, I see Satan all over the pages.

What moral values those wretched men had, when they degraded God Almighty and made a man, who ate, shat and peed, God?
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166509 Mar 9, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
The entire NT is not only a Great Commission of Errors but it is also Comedy Central, bro.
See how the ignorant fools are avoiding an answer?
Peter had never heard of the so-called ridiculous Great Commission and baptized folks under Jesus' name only and 4-5 centuries later, the trinitarian crooks added that formula in Matthew 29:19 and I find it not only absurd but hilarious.
One must be baptized by the authority of Jesus' Name for all things must be asked for in Jesus' Name. You can not baptize by the authority of allah, which has no authority to forgive sins. The authority to baptize comes through Jesus' Name and the formula for baptizing is: "I baptize you in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit."
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166510 Mar 9, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is that your Bible does the job of degrading God and Jesus well. Believe me when I read your New Testament, I see Satan all over the pages.
What moral values those wretched men had, when they degraded God Almighty and made a man, who ate, shat and peed, God?
I don't read the koran because it is not from God, so why do you read the Holy Bible if you claim it's not from God? You read it because islam can not stand on its own two legs, so Christianity must be attacked instead. Why should anyone become a muslim and slave to some imaginary character from the 7th century?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#166511 Mar 9, 2013
Continued:
HERE IS WHY WE MUST BE BAPTIZED IN THE
NAME OF THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY Spirit
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".
– Matthew 28:19.
The Command of Matthew 28:19
baptized into Jesus Christ Clearly the early church baptized everyone—Jews, Samaritans, and Gentiles—in the name of Jesus. How does this practice harmonize with Matthew 28:19? First, Matthew 28:19 "in the name" not "in the names" or "in the titles or offices of God." The name that Matthew 28:19 describes is Jesus. So the apostles correctly understood converts in the name of Jesus.
The Bible does not tell us that we have life through the titles of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but it tells us we have life through the name of Jesus. "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name" (John 20:31).
The Bible does not say that we are baptized into three different persons, but it says we are "baptized into Jesus Christ" (Romans 6:3-4). Specifically, we are "buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead" (Colossians 2:12).
Conclusion
Shortly before His ascension Jesus gave the baptismal command found in Matthew 28:19 to the apostles. According to Luke 24:45, He also opened their understanding. A few days after His ascension, He baptized 120 waiting disciples with His Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. On this occasion, the apostles proclaimed to the multitude that everyone should be baptized in the name of Jesus ( Acts2:38).
The apostles understood that Jesus was the redemptive name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They did not merely repeat those three titles, but they invoked the name to which those titles referred. The other preachers in the New Testament church, such as Philip, Ananias, and Paul, adhered to the same baptismal formula.
There are no contradictions in the Word of God. The New Testament teaches that we must be baptized "in the name" of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and the name we are to invoke at baptism is Jesus.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#166512 Mar 9, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>
HERE IS WHY WE MUST BE BAPTIZED IN THE
NAME OF THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY Spirit
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".
– Matthew 28:19...
Matt was copied from Mark and vague reference to Baptism in longer ending Mark 16:9-20 is inadequate.
Do you not accept the FACt that Matt was almost wholesale copy of mark?
These are not from God.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#166513 Mar 9, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is that your Bible does the job of degrading God and Jesus well. Believe me when I read your New Testament, I see Satan all over the pages.
What moral values those wretched men had, when they degraded God Almighty and made a man, who ate, shat and peed, God?
You can not stand the Bible because it shows Muhammad is no prophet of God.

You are a Muhammadan.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166514 Mar 9, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is that your Bible does the job of degrading God and Jesus well. Believe me when I read your New Testament, I see Satan all over the pages.
What moral values those wretched men had, when they degraded God Almighty and made a man, who ate, shat and peed, God?
Let's see you try to sell islam to a nonmuslim.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#166518 Mar 9, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't read the koran because it is not from God, so why do you read the Holy Bible if you claim it's not from God? You read it because islam can not stand on its own two legs, so Christianity must be attacked instead. Why should anyone become a muslim and slave to some imaginary character from the 7th century?
I really should not be rude to you....but you ocntinue to be a clown.
- You have not produced a SINGLE original NT from anywhere.
- Your god's books are constantly being updated and changed. They are doing it right now.
- There is NOT a single version in English that is earlier than the 1600's!
- Quran has been around for nearly 1400 years in its present form!

- Surely, you can produce something as old as the Quran?
- Point me in the right direction please.

Please stop hiding behind the JEWISH books that have nothing to do with you.

Perhaps...
The New Testament
Written in Koiné Greek, the everyday language of the Greek-speaking (Eastern) parts of the Roman Empire. This is similar to the Greek of Plato and Aristotle but simpler and with some new words. A vast number of other books, papyri, etc., survive that are also written in Koiné Greek.

Different NT writers have different styles. The Gospels use a Greek sentence structure that resembles Hebrew or Aramaic, as if the writers were more familiar with these languages, or were working from Hebrew or Aramaic notes.(Jews, including Jesus, used Aramaic for everyday speech but would also know Greek and possibly Latin.)
????
< 100 A.D. original composition

c. 200 A.D. numerous papyrus fragments; first Latin and Syriac translations

400 A.D. widely distributed Latin translation (Vulgate)

c. 500 earliest surviving complete texts (codices)

hmmm......

How about the English ones? There are many versions giving many meanings
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#166519 Mar 9, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You can not stand the Bible because it shows Muhammad is no prophet of God.
You are a Muhammadan.
You also claim that Tanach says Jesus is god!!!
Two lies make one more lie?
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#166521 Mar 9, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see you try to sell islam to a nonmuslim.
There is no need to sell Islam.
Wise Christians know the truth.
Hope you manage to catch up with the wise ones before Jesus returns to deal with those who worshipped him.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#166522 Mar 9, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Again you unloaded a pile of horse shit!
How can you say that Jesus asked them to baptize in the name of the three, when Peter, baptized only in Jesus' name?
Which bloody fool was right? Peter or Matthew. By the time Matthew's junk verse 28:19 came, people had already been baptized in Jesus' name.
The point is that Matthew is a liar & Matthew 28:19 is a rotten forgery.
You have no point.
God is Tri-une.

Allah IS a pagan moon god.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166523 Mar 9, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no need to sell Islam.
Wise Christians know the truth.
Hope you manage to catch up with the wise ones before Jesus returns to deal with those who worshipped him.
You can't sell islam. Why would someone want to become a slave to a bunch of imans that burden them with rules that they won't even lend a hand to help. Oh, you say your main selling point is that men will get lots of virgins in paradise and rivers of wine. What do the women get in paradise, a chance to be raped and stoned over and over again?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#166524 Mar 9, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
<quoted text>
You also claim that Tanach says Jesus is god!!!
Two lies make one more lie?
You are spiritually blind.
Muslims have no truth.
All Muslims do is call people liars, and rob, rape, and murder those that love and serve God.

All over the world some where Muslims are killing innocent people for the sake of their pagan moon god Allah.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#166525 Mar 9, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You have no point.
God is Tri-une.
Allah IS a pagan moon god.
You take a Jewish G-d and divide him into father, son and mother(now ghost!).
lovely indeed....
Now that you have taught the Jews about their G-d, why not work on the Hindus?
Take all their gods and make a triune out of them too!!
The problem is that the pagans could not sell their god..so they stole the Jewish g-d circumcised him and killed him!
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#166526 Mar 9, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't sell islam. Why would someone want to become a slave to a bunch of imans that burden them with rules that they won't even lend a hand to help. Oh, you say your main selling point is that men will get lots of virgins in paradise and rivers of wine. What do the women get in paradise, a chance to be raped and stoned over and over again?
Quran says women go to paradise to enjoy.
Why don't your god's gospels say anytihng nice aobut women.
Hey ostrich.....your "holy" catholic pedo gang is on the run.
wake up!
your numbers are now negligible.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#166527 Mar 9, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You are spiritually blind.
Muslims have no truth.
All Muslims do is call people liars, and rob, rape, and murder those that love and serve God.
All over the world some where Muslims are killing innocent people for the sake of their pagan moon god Allah.
Islam says GOD who CREATED Adam is NOT a man.
But you have stolen the Jewish books (because your NT is too comical on its own), taken their G-d, got him to come out of a woman's private parts, circumcised him, killed him and despatched him off to nowhere without his foreskin!!!
how comical is that.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#166528 Mar 9, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
<quoted text>
I really should not be rude to you....but you ocntinue to be a clown.
- You have not produced a SINGLE original NT from anywhere.
- Your god's books are constantly being updated and changed. They are doing it right now.
- There is NOT a single version in English that is earlier than the 1600's!
- Quran has been around for nearly 1400 years in its present form!
- Surely, you can produce something as old as the Quran?
- Point me in the right direction please.
Please stop hiding behind the JEWISH books that have nothing to do with you.
Perhaps...
The New Testament
Written in Koiné Greek, the everyday language of the Greek-speaking (Eastern) parts of the Roman Empire. This is similar to the Greek of Plato and Aristotle but simpler and with some new words. A vast number of other books, papyri, etc., survive that are also written in Koiné Greek.
Different NT writers have different styles. The Gospels use a Greek sentence structure that resembles Hebrew or Aramaic, as if the writers were more familiar with these languages, or were working from Hebrew or Aramaic notes.(Jews, including Jesus, used Aramaic for everyday speech but would also know Greek and possibly Latin.)
????
< 100 A.D. original composition
c. 200 A.D. numerous papyrus fragments; first Latin and Syriac translations
400 A.D. widely distributed Latin translation (Vulgate)
c. 500 earliest surviving complete texts (codices)
hmmm......
How about the English ones? There are many versions giving many meanings
No, they are not Alex, as a Muslim your lying is part of your worship to your pagan moon god Allah.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#166529 Mar 9, 2013
Did his foreskin rise?
where is it?
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166530 Mar 9, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
<quoted text>
Quran says women go to paradise to enjoy.
Why don't your god's gospels say anytihng nice aobut women.
Hey ostrich.....your "holy" catholic pedo gang is on the run.
wake up!
your numbers are now negligible.
Women go to paradise to enjoy what? Do women in paradise wear burkas? Are they allowed to talk to men other than their family?

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