Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256358 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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MUQ

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#196572 Dec 12, 2013
Teachings of Paul Part-0 Introduction (By MUQ)(Repeat)

Every one knows that St. Paul has a pivotal role in the development of Early Christianity. No one else was as influential as he in formulating the Dogmas of New Religion as he. It is amazing how the billions of Christians accept so many of his claims without raising any questions or doubts about his authority.

Paul the Apostle of Paul for Gentiles has been accepted as "De facto" standard by Christians. No one question, whether he really did receive any directions from Jesus or not. So many people think that what Paul is teaching is really what Jesus is teaching. They might not be same.

And the "excuse" that Paul is Jesus's Apostle to Gentiles is very thin. Why should Jesus' teachings to Jews and Non Jews be so different from each other? Why there were two different religions needed so different from each other? And why Jesus himself did not choose "One Gentile Disciples when he chose those twelve disciples"? Already he picked one who became Traitor in the end.

These are the questions we might never get a proper or satisfying reply.

But what about teachings of St. Paul ?

If he was an apostle of Jesus, he should repeat or duplicate what Jesus spoke or taught? But when we go thru the letters of St. Paul as included in the NT, we find that there are almost Zero quotations of Jesus coming from the lips of "This Apostle of Jesus"!! Is it not strange?

And very seldom in his letters he said "These are the things which Jesus said to me in a dream or vision". He just keeps on saying things and putting dogmas, as if there is no restriction on him of any kind. One is amazed at the "free hand" which Jesus gave to This Super Apostle. No one else of his twelve disciples had this "luxury".

It is only John who has taken somewhat similar freedom by putting "his own words" in the mouth of Jesus. But St. Paul has gone one step further. He gives rulings and makes laws as if "He was a Prophet and not an Apostle".

Recently I studied letters of St. Paul and took notes while I was reading and then arranged them topic wise and here I present those notes. It is amazing what I found. And I want to share with you the results. There are short comments from my side on each of the statements made by St. Paul.

I leave it to the people to decide, if St. Paul is really spreading the teachings and message of Jesus or just presenting his own theories and his own ideas and superimposing these on the personality of Jesus, PBUH.
MUQ

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#196573 Dec 12, 2013
Teachings of Paul Part-37

Subject Matter:

New Creature

2Cor. 5- 17

What Paul Wrote?)

The one who is in Christ is a new Creature. For him the old things have passed away.

Remarks (MUQ)

Every one beware of the "New Creature"!! Some ideas for Steven Spilberg!!

Subject Matter:

New Life

Roman 6- 4

What Paul Wrote?)

As Christ was raised from amongst the dead by the Glory of Father, so we begin walking in new life

Remarks (MUQ)

Own Logic of Paul and so strange and he does not need any Proofs from Jesus' lips.

Subject Matter:

New Territory

2Cor. 10- 14

What Paul Wrote?)

But I am he who first reached you with the Gospel of Christ

Remarks (MUQ)

Paul going to new places always.

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#196575 Dec 12, 2013
El Cid wrote:
<quoted text>Well, which was it, genius?
You're supposed to know such things...
He said to have been one of the apostles of the Nazarene... Yet, he doesn't know who Mary coupled with.

In many occasions when he made a critics on something or someone he did by using logic that eventually was confirmed by the yoga. Now, instead neither by being a former apostle nor by using his "supra yoga power" he can tell whether Mary had intercourse with a stranger or was raped or while at it she invoked "demoniac energies".

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196576 Dec 13, 2013
Jesus was conceived during a ritual sex ceremony. I will explain in detail, later. Yes, I was a direct disciple of both Krishna and Jesus - both perverts.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196578 Dec 13, 2013
The first half of the vid is great.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196580 Dec 13, 2013
I remember many of my past lives because the psychic that retains past life memories has awakened in me and is at the forefront of my being in many ways.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196581 Dec 13, 2013
Life is an adventure of consciousness.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196585 Dec 13, 2013
Energy is conscious.

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#196589 Dec 13, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
It does. Read what you quoted:
"Qur'an 22:52 "Every Messenger or Prophet before you recited the message Satan cast into his recitation.""
This goes for Jesus too.
Quran 22"52 Sahih International
And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke [or recited], Satan threw into it [some misunderstanding]. But Allah abolishes that which Satan throws in; then Allah makes precise His verses. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.

Were those words spoken to Muhammad by Allah?

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#196591 Dec 13, 2013
Did Jesus and Paul teach the same thing?

By Matt Slick

Some critics of Christianity try and set Paul against Jesus. They will often claim that what Paul taught is not what Jesus said and that present-day Christianity is derived not from Jesus, but from Paul's teaching. This is an erroneous claim that does not fit the facts. It is easy to take various scriptures out of context and try and set one person against another -- as many critics of Christianity have done. Nevertheless, we can confidently expect that Jesus and Paul taught the same thing. Granted, Paul focused more on theological issues than Jesus did, but nothing Paul said is contrary to Christ.

Luke wrote both the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts. In Acts 9 Luke records the events surrounding Paul's conversion. We see that Jesus himself called Paul and sent him to be an apostle. If Paul and Jesus are not in agreement, then why would Jesus call Paul to be his apostle? Jesus is God in flesh and would therefore know all things. Jesus would certainly have known what Paul would teach which, it seems, is one of the reasons Jesus called him.

In addition, we can quickly see by examining what Jesus said we find parallels in what Paul said. Following is a brief alphabetical list comparing the words of Christ with the words of Paul. We can clearly see that they were indeed in agreement and that the critics who would set Paul against Christ don't know what they're talking about.
1.Alive in Christ A.Jesus i."For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes," (John 5:21).

B.Paul i."For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive," (1 Cor. 15:22).

2.Anxiety A.Jesus i."For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing?" (Matt. 6:25).

B.Paul i."Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God," (Phil. 4:6).

3.Atonement A.Jesus i."I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep," (John 10:11)

B.Paul i."and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma," (Eph. 5:2).

4.Deity of Jesus A.Jesus i."Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am," (John 8:58). Compare with Exodus 3:14, "And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, "I AM has sent me to you."

B.Paul i."For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form," (Col. 2:9). See also, Phil. 2:5-8.

5.Forgiveness A.Jesus i."For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you," (Matt. 6:14).

B.Paul i."And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you," (Eph. 4:32).

6.Jesus is the only way A.Jesus i."Jesus said to him, "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me," (John 14:6).

B.Paul i."For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus," (1 Tim. 2:5).

7.Justification by faith A.Jesus i."Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life," (John 5:24). See also John 3:16-18; Luke 18:9-13.

B.Paul i."Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ," (Rom. 5:1).

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#196592 Dec 13, 2013
Did Jesus and Paul teach the same thing?
Continued:

8.Law, the A.Jesus i."Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill," (Matt. 5:17).

B.Paul i."Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law," (Rom. 3:31).
ii."What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise," (Gal. 3:17).

9.Law, living the A.Jesus i."You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; 19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself," (Matt. 19:18-19).

B.Paul i."Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9 For this, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; love therefore is the fulfillment of the law," (Rom. 13:8-10)

10.Predestination A.Jesus i."Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given," (Matt. 19:11).
ii."All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out," (John 6:37).
iii."No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day," (John 6:44).
iv."For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me, unless it has been granted him from the Father," (John 6:65).

B.Paul i."He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will... 11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will," (Eph. 1:5,11).

11.Resurrection A.Jesus i."The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men; 23 and they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day," (Matt. 17:22-23).

B.Paul i."For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures," (1 Cor. 15:3-4).

12.Rewards and Punishment A.Jesus i."For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds," (Matt. 16:27).

B.Paul i."who will render to every man according to his deeds," (Rom. 2:6).

13.Sinfulness of man A.Jesus i."For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. 20 "These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man," (Matt. 15:19-20).

B.Paul i."There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God; 12 All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even one,"(Rom. 3:11-12).

14.Tradition A.Jesus i."And why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?" (Matt. 15:3).

B.Paul i."See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ," (Col. 2:8).

15.Works Righteousness denied A.Jesus i."Many will say to Me on that day,'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23 "And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness," (Matt. 7:22-23).

B.Paul i."Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, "The righteous man shall live by faith," (Gal. 3:11).



El Cid

Saint Albans, WV

#196593 Dec 13, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
I remember many of my past lives because the psychic that retains past life memories has awakened in me and is at the forefront of my being in many ways.
You were deceived by your putative "Master," a mere man, yet we're supposed to believe that you haven't been deceived by far more cunning and powerful malevolent forces regarding your supposed "past lives?" Has the possibility never occurred to you that you are being played?
Truth Seeker

New Delhi, India

#196594 Dec 13, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
Jesus was conceived during a ritual sex ceremony. I will explain in detail, later. Yes, I was a direct disciple of both Krishna and Jesus - both perverts.
You seem to be the biggest bluffer, you supposed Yogi-Intellect. Your claim that you remember many many past lives is a dumb founded lie and you tried to copy one verse from Gita. Don't try to fool people and divert their attention unnecessarily.

But you seem to forget that in the same verse of Gita, it is also clearely established that only God can remember past and future, mortal man can not. Hence, your lie is conformed by God's word as well....

Enjoy...
Truth Seeker

New Delhi, India

#196595 Dec 13, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus was the son of Maryam (Mary)
Quranic Jesus, named 'Isa, the biggest self exposing blunder in "Quran" :

Please refer the following verse of Quran First -

(Sura 3:35) Behold! a woman of 'Imran said: "O my Lord! I do dedicate unto Thee what is in my womb for Thy special service: So accept this of me: For Thou hearest and knowest all things."

(Sura 3:36) When she was delivered, she said: "O my Lord! Behold! I am delivered of a female child!"- and Allah knew best what she brought forth- "And no wise is the male Like the female. I have named her Mary, and I commend her and her offspring to Thy protection from the Evil One, the Rejected."

The above two verses conclusively shows that Miraim (Mary) was the daughter of Imran (Hebrew Amram). Now let's take a look at the following verse -

(Sure 3:45)Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.

The above verse now conclusively proves that the same Miriam (Mary) who was the daughter of Imran was also the mother of Jesus.

(Sura 19:27~28)At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: "O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!
"O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!"

This was referring to the moment when Mary (Miriam) returned to her people with baby Jesus.

Thus it is proved, Miriam (Mary) who was mother of Jesus was also the same Miriam (Mary) who was sister of Aaron and daughter of Imran (Amram).

The fact that the Mary (Miriam) who was mother of Jesus is also the daughter of Imran is also confirmed in following verse –

(Sura 66:12) And Mary the daughter of 'Imran, who guarded her chastity; and we breathed into (her body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and of His Revelations, and was one of the devout (servants).

Now let us go back around 1400 years from the time, Jesus was born and see if I can show you something really amazing. At that time there were two brothers called Moses and Aaron, whose father’s name was Imran (In hebrwe Amaram) and who also happened to have a sister called Miriam. Now this Miriam of Exodus appears for the first time after red sea crossing.(Exodus 15:20)

“Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing.”(Exodus 15:20)

Is it not obvious that Prophet Mohammad made a clear blunder here by thinking that Mary (Miriam) the mother of Jesus was the same Miriam who was the sister of Aaron and daughter of Imran who was walking the earth some 1400 years before Mary the mother of Jesus.

The reason for this blunder is also quite clear as The Aramaic word “Maryam” and Greek Word “Mary” by which the mother of Jesus was originally referred in Bible has only one word in Arabic which is “Miriam”. Hence, Mohammad who only had verbal knowledge of the stories of OT & NT, clearly got confused here, and inserted these erroneous informations.

The above blunder, shows beyond any doubt that Prophet Mohammad was clueless while revealing these false informations “Quran”. At least it is quite clear that when he revealed Sura 19, he was not aware that he was referring to the same Aaron and Imran who happened to be the brother and father of Moses respectively and actually lived bore than 1400 years before Jesus.

So, it now established that Prophet of Islam was a FALSE PROPHET and the book QURAN is book full of LIES.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196596 Dec 13, 2013
El Cid wrote:
<quoted text>

You were deceived by your putative "Master," a mere man, yet we're supposed to believe that you haven't been deceived by far more cunning and powerful malevolent forces regarding your supposed "past lives?" Has the possibility never occurred to you that you are being played?
No, my ex-master was used by the malevolent forces as an earthly instrument to lead me astray and to possibly kill me.

The yogic experiences have been gifted to me by Sri Aurobindo who has appeared to me thrice in the waking consciousness.

In fact, after leaving my master, the yogic experiences have intensified and these days I don't even have to meditate to get the higher experiences that arise spontaneously on a regular basis in me.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196597 Dec 13, 2013
Truth Seeker wrote:
<quoted text>

But you seem to forget that in the same verse of Gita, it is also clearely established that only God can remember past and future, mortal man can not. Hence, your lie is conformed by God's word as well....

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Which verse did I quote from the Gita?

It may have been a coincidence.

Gita is too immature and too savage a book for me to be attracted to and nothing what it says measures up to the higher truths and its teachings can easily be debunked.

No sane person can appreciate a sex pervert, a war monger and a mass-murdering-enabler like Krishna whose knowledge and power too cannot be called superior.

Any yogi who has in him the awakened psychic consciousness that underlies the force fields of mind, vital and physical from where it organizes the triple lower planes (mind, vital and physical) can remember his past lives.

Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Mother, Ramanna, Yogananda and others clearly remembered several of their past lives and also knew about some of their future incarnations by tuning in to the causal mechanisms of the psychic.

A certain Buddhist book - Techniques of Reviving Past Life Memories - is a nice way to begin with the process though the full memory of past existences only comes about when the psychic consciousness awakes and comes to the forefront to dominate the frontal personality.

There is no concept of of an almighty and a creator God in Vedanta.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196598 Dec 13, 2013
El Cid wrote:
<quoted text>

You were deceived by your putative "Master," a mere man,
Jesus, too, was a mere man - ignorant, impotent, megalomaniacal, egoistic, fanatical, intolerant, abusive, and given to cursing and threatening his opponents with death and hell fire - and besides he was far from the yogic state that leads to physical immortality and physical invincibility.

LOL

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196599 Dec 13, 2013
CONCEPTION OF JESUS TOOK PLACE IN A SATANIC RITUAL:

1) When a person is conceived in a satanic ceremony arranged by demon-worshippers involving sexual intercourse with a young female, blood sacrifice and invoking the adverse vital beings through malevolent mantras, what always happens is that one of the adverse vital beings get attracted to the explicit satanism on display and penetrate the sperm that later fuses with the ovum to form a zygote.

2) An offspring born in this satanic manner at times displays a good degree of occult power/occult knowledge from a very early age and takes on the role of a "messiah" and manifests a high degree of megalomania, egoism, abusiveness, paranormal powers of the vital kind, intolerance, is given to habitual cursing and threatening those who don't accept him as the messiah and indulges in cheap sensationalism to draw attention to himself among other negativities.

3) Ultimately, such perverts meet a bad end.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196600 Dec 13, 2013
JESUS ON THE CROSS:

1) Jesus, the sorcerer who was conceived in a satanic ritual, finally faced his Waterloo when his bad karma caught up with him. He faced humiliation and was treated like a common criminal and finally was sentenced to death by being nailed to the cross.

2) Being an adept sorcerer, Jesus entered trance when on the cross and executed an OBE so that he appeared "dead" to the gullible onlookers.

3) His disciples namely Matthew who had some influence with the Roman authorities bribed the officials so that the nailed Jesus could be brought down from the cross in a matter of 2 or 3 hours so that the poor fellow would not die by bleeding to death. His body was then taken down as planned and it was quickly rushed to a cave where it was medicated and bandaged to arrest infection and to stop the bleeding. His body in the cave was cared for by his mother, his wife (Mary Magdalene) and a few disciples like Matthew.

4) After some time, Jesus ended his trance and OBE and re-entered his body and soon walked out the cave and secretly left for India where he resided till the ripe old age of 80 when he died.

5) Jesus' grave is in Rozabal in Srinagar in Kashmir.

6) Jesus' disciples knowing that their God was a fake messiah and a mere mortal hushed up the truth and came up with a nice and rosy tale that converted a sorcerer into a divine messiah.

LMFAO

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#196601 Dec 13, 2013
typo

getS attracted to the explicit satanism on display and penetrateS the sperm that later fuses with the ovum to form a zygote.

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