Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256599 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.

JOEL

Mumbai, India

#213903 Sep 7, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>

The prophets of God made no "Boasts"....they spoke the truth that is why their names are carried over for centuries.
How do you know whether the so-called prophets that you venerate spoke the truth when nothing what they have said has been verified rationally nor mystically?

As for longevity, well, truth keeps progressing over the ages since the last word on truth has not been spoken by anyone till now and so if the names of these ignorant prophets who preached myths continues to be remembered till day among the benighted masses through threats or due to mindlessly accepting their ignorant teachings then it reflects very poorly on the believers who have failed to open their eyes to the reality and its progressive unveiling through sincere scientific research and superlative mystical achievements of a corroborative kind down the ages till the present.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#213904 Sep 7, 2014
MUQ1 wrote:
<quoted text>

So many mystics were there, whose name was taken with respect, now no one hardly remembers them.
Can you name any of the foremost mystics whose names you say have been forgotten?

Name 1 or 2 such great mystics whose names have been forgotten?

BTW, I asked a brainless idiot like you to give me at least 1 or 2 original, profound and truly spiritual teachings of the so-called prophets that can be rationally analyzed and verified through reason, experiment and/or mystical experience.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#213905 Sep 7, 2014
Shamma wrote:
Muslims have no idea who Jesus is.
Jesus is dead, dust and history. We know who Jesus WAS.

Jesus was the son of a miraculous holy lady Maryam, whom God Almighty gave a child without any man touching her or knowing her.

Jesus was one of the Most Obedient Slaves of God.

He was neither killed nor crucified. God rescued him. Jesus slipped through the crowd and hid himself. Later he moved in disguise but dared not come out in the open because he was afraid of another crucifixion. He found it frightening. I think he watched the crucifixion of Jesus the Son of God known as Jesus Barabbas in Aramaic, who was lumbered up and people thought they were really crucifying the Son of Mary.

Also, I believe Jesus s/o Mary looked like Jesus s/o Abba or Jesus s/o God.

If you want to know more about Jesus, ask and you will receive.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#213906 Sep 7, 2014
Shamma wrote:
Muslims WorldWide
‘In 1971, Muslims murdered 2.4 million Hindus and raped 200,000 Hindu women’
Posted on August 4, 2014 by Admin
If that report is true then it was a major Holocaust. Comparing with the territories, this Holocaust was bigger than the reported killing of Jews inWWII.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#213907 Sep 7, 2014
Shamma wrote:
The Koran is not a holy book but Mein Kampf.
Only the Hate Manual known as the Old Testament is the Mein Kampf of the Christian God also known as the Hitler Yahweh or Hitler YHWH. LOL! The book Revelation will be the Mein Kampf of Jesus in future.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#213908 Sep 7, 2014
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus is dead, dust and history. We know who Jesus WAS.
Jesus was the son of a miraculous holy lady Maryam, whom God Almighty gave a child without any man touching her or knowing her.
Jesus was one of the Most Obedient Slaves of God.
He was neither killed nor crucified. God rescued him. Jesus slipped through the crowd and hid himself. Later he moved in disguise but dared not come out in the open because he was afraid of another crucifixion. He found it frightening. I think he watched the crucifixion of Jesus the Son of God known as Jesus Barabbas in Aramaic, who was lumbered up and people thought they were really crucifying the Son of Mary.
Also, I believe Jesus s/o Mary looked like Jesus s/o Abba or Jesus s/o God.
If you want to know more about Jesus, ask and you will receive.
Your lies do not do justice to the Holiness and Goodness of Jesus Christ.
Your character as a person reveals you lack the knowledge of knowing the difference between good and evil , right and wrong.
You are intellectually a moron.
Jesus said God is Spirit and you deny the teaching of Jesus Christ.
1 John 4:1
Testing the Spirits
1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the Antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.…
The spirit of Muhammad has not been tested as comiing from God.

BMZ

Singapore, Singapore

#213909 Sep 7, 2014
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Your lies do not do justice to the Holiness and Goodness of Jesus Christ.
Your character as a person reveals you lack the knowledge of knowing the difference between good and evil , right and wrong.
You are intellectually a moron.
Jesus said God is Spirit and you deny the teaching of Jesus Christ.
1 John 4:1
Testing the Spirits
1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the Antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.…
The spirit of Muhammad has not been tested as comiing from God.
I do not deny the genuine and the good teachings of Jesus, which are really a few. I do not believe in most of the junk and stuff written about him.

Jesus never spoke of any such thing as the alleged 'Holy Spirit' or 'the Holy Spirit of God'.

Jesus thought that God was spirit but never could show God to anyone and neither did he describe how God looked like because he himself had not seen God.

Keep on lying, Pagan. Good night

http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html

http://www.evilbible.com/

http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm

Since: Apr 11

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#213910 Sep 7, 2014
BMZ wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not deny the genuine and the good teachings of Jesus, which are really a few. I do not believe in most of the junk and stuff written about him.
Jesus never spoke of any such thing as the alleged 'Holy Spirit' or 'the Holy Spirit of God'.
Jesus thought that God was spirit but never could show God to anyone and neither did he describe how God looked like because he himself had not seen God.
Keep on lying, Pagan. Good night
http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html
http://www.evilbible.com/
http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm
Your character as a human Being shows you are an idiot!
You refuse to recognize the evil committed by the religious people you worship with in the following of the man Muhammad.

Your view of your god Allah is that Allah is a demon from hell and you are trying to shove your demon god from hell on the rest of the world.
The Quran:
Quran (2:191-193)- "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing...
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)" (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). The use of the word "persecution" by some Muslim translators is thus disingenuous (the actual Muslim words for persecution - "idtihad" - and oppression - a variation of "z-l-m" - do not appear in the verse). The actual Arabic comes from "fitna" which can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. Taken as a whole, the context makes clear that violence is being authorized until "religion is for Allah" - ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.

Quran (2:244)- "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things."
Quran (2:216)- "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.

And through out those 1400 years of the existence of Muhammad's religion of Islam Muslims have been on a Jihad to rid by killing those who Muhammad called infidels from the face of the earth.

The evil in the mind of Muslims is that they ignore the teaching by God in Genesis 9:6
Genesis 9:6
New International Version
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.
Verse 17.- In close connection with the command to slay the blasphemer is repeated the prohibition of murder, and the injunction that the murderer shall surely be put to death. Thus a distinction is sharply drawn between the judicial sentence carried out by the congregation, and the unsanctioned smiting the life of a man by another, and a warning is given against any man fanatically taking the law into his own hands, even in the case of a blasphemer.
Muslims have been taking God's law into their own hands violation God's law .
Thou shall not kill!
Muslims have by their own deeds and actions have condemned them self to the fires of hell!

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#213912 Sep 7, 2014
BMZ wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not deny the genuine and the good teachings of Jesus, which are really a few. I do not believe in most of the junk and stuff written about him.
Jesus never spoke of any such thing as the alleged 'Holy Spirit' or 'the Holy Spirit of God'.
Jesus thought that God was spirit but never could show God to anyone and neither did he describe how God looked like because he himself had not seen God.
Keep on lying, Pagan. Good night
http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html
http://www.evilbible.com/
http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm
Your character as a human Being shows you are an idiot!
You refuse to recognize the evil committed by the religious people you worship with in the following of the man Muhammad.

Your view of your god Allah is that Allah is a demon from hell and you are trying to shove your demon god from hell on the rest of the world.
The Quran:
Quran (2:191-193)- "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing...
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)" (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). The use of the word "persecution" by some Muslim translators is thus disingenuous (the actual Muslim words for persecution - "idtihad" - and oppression - a variation of "z-l-m" - do not appear in the verse). The actual Arabic comes from "fitna" which can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. Taken as a whole, the context makes clear that violence is being authorized until "religion is for Allah" - ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.

Quran (2:216)- "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.

And through out those 1400 years of the existence of Muhammad's religion of Islam Muslims have been on a Jihad to rid by killing those who Muhammad called infidels from the face of the earth.

The evil in the mind of Muslims is that they ignore the teaching by God in Genesis 9:6
Genesis 9:6
New International Version
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.

Verse 17.- In close connection with the command to slay the blasphemer is repeated the prohibition of murder, and the injunction that the murderer shall surely be put to death. Thus a distinction is sharply drawn between the judicial sentence carried out by the congregation, and the unsanctioned smiting the life of a man by another, and a warning is given against any man fanatically taking the law into his own hands, even in the case of a blasphemer.
Muslims have been taking God's law into their own hands violation God's law .
Thou shall not kill!
Muslims have by their own deeds and actions have condemned them self to the fires of hell!
El Cid

Saint Albans, WV

#213914 Sep 7, 2014
http://news.msn.com/world/path-to-jihad-from-...

Path to jihad: from upscale Cairo to Islamic State beheadings

CAIRO (Reuters)— After leaving his upscale Cairo neighborhood to fight with the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, Younes says he learned how to work as a sniper, fire heavy weaponry and behead prisoners using the proper technique.
__________
Hmm...what exactly is the proper technique for beheading prisoners?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#213915 Sep 7, 2014
BMZ wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not deny the genuine and the good teachings of Jesus, which are really a few. I do not believe in most of the junk and stuff written about him.
Jesus never spoke of any such thing as the alleged 'Holy Spirit' or 'the Holy Spirit of God'.
Jesus thought that God was spirit but never could show God to anyone and neither did he describe how God looked like because he himself had not seen God.
Keep on lying, Pagan. Good night
http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html
http://www.evilbible.com/
http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm
You bull-shit!
Your mind is possessed by the evil demon spirit of Muhammad.

Jesus said: John 14:6
New International Version
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Your evil mind rejects that Jesus is the Son of God.
Jesus also said God is Spirit.
John 4:24
New International Version
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."
Yet Muslims reject Jesus teaching.
It is the Spirit of God that is the giver of life to all creation.

Muhammad denied that God is the creator of all life.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#213916 Sep 7, 2014
BMZ wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not deny the genuine and the good teachings of Jesus, which are really a few. I do not believe in most of the junk and stuff written about him.
Jesus never spoke of any such thing as the alleged 'Holy Spirit' or 'the Holy Spirit of God'.
Jesus thought that God was spirit but never could show God to anyone and neither did he describe how God looked like because he himself had not seen God.
Keep on lying, Pagan. Good night
http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html
http://www.evilbible.com/
http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm
You are an example of the imbecile mind that Muslims possess.
You are so stupid you are a disgrace to the human race.
You express publicly the evil mind set of the Muslim people.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#213917 Sep 7, 2014
No, Shamma!

I I do not deny the genuine and the good teachings of Jesus, which are really a few. I do not believe in most of the junk and stuff written about him.

Jesus never spoke of any such thing as the alleged 'Holy Spirit' or 'the Holy Spirit of God'.
Jesus thought that God was spirit but never could show God to anyone and neither did he describe how God looked like because he himself had not seen God.

That is what I had said. Now for knowledge, you must read here:

http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html

http://www.evilbible.com/

http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm

Stop lying, please!
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#213918 Sep 7, 2014
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You bull-shit!
Your mind is possessed by the evil demon spirit of Muhammad.

Jesus said: John 14:6
New International Version
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Your evil mind rejects that Jesus is the Son of God.

Jesus also said God is Spirit.

John 4:24
New International Version
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."
Yet Muslims reject Jesus teaching.
It is the Spirit of God that is the giver of life to all creation.
Muhammad denied that God is the creator of all life.
Jesus never said "God is Spirit".

Jesus thought that God was some spirit. So he said, as quoted by one John, "God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."

And you do not see "Spirit with an S in capital in John 4:24. It is just an spirit.

What Jesus meant was that one should worship God in true spirit.

Now about this written by you: "It is the Spirit of God that is the giver of life to all creation."

This is utter rubbish, not true and this is not applicable. Some pagan wrote this. It should be written simply as: God is the giver of life to all creation.

http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html

http://www.evilbible.com/

http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#213919 Sep 7, 2014
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>
Your character as a human Being shows you are an idiot!
You refuse to recognize the evil committed by the religious people you worship with in the following of the man Muhammad.
Your view of your god Allah is that Allah is a demon from hell and you are trying to shove your demon god from hell on the rest of the world.
The Quran:
Quran (2:191-193)- "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing...
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)" (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). The use of the word "persecution" by some Muslim translators is thus disingenuous (the actual Muslim words for persecution - "idtihad" - and oppression - a variation of "z-l-m" - do not appear in the verse). The actual Arabic comes from "fitna" which can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. Taken as a whole, the context makes clear that violence is being authorized until "religion is for Allah" - ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.
Quran (2:244)- "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things."
Quran (2:216)- "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.
And through out those 1400 years of the existence of Muhammad's religion of Islam Muslims have been on a Jihad to rid by killing those who Muhammad called infidels from the face of the earth.
The evil in the mind of Muslims is that they ignore the teaching by God in Genesis 9:6
Genesis 9:6
New International Version
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.
Verse 17.- In close connection with the command to slay the blasphemer is repeated the prohibition of murder, and the injunction that the murderer shall surely be put to death. Thus a distinction is sharply drawn between the judicial sentence carried out by the congregation, and the unsanctioned smiting the life of a man by another, and a warning is given against any man fanatically taking the law into his own hands, even in the case of a blasphemer.
Muslims have been taking God's law into their own hands violation God's law .
Thou shall not kill!
Muslims have by their own deeds and actions have condemned them self to the fires of hell!
http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html

http://www.evilbible.com/

http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#213920 Sep 7, 2014
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Your character as a human Being shows you are an idiot!
You refuse to recognize the evil committed by the religious people you worship with in the following of the man Muhammad.
Your view of your god Allah is that Allah is a demon from hell and you are trying to shove your demon god from hell on the rest of the world.
The Quran:
Quran (2:191-193)- "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing...
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)" (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). The use of the word "persecution" by some Muslim translators is thus disingenuous (the actual Muslim words for persecution - "idtihad" - and oppression - a variation of "z-l-m" - do not appear in the verse). The actual Arabic comes from "fitna" which can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. Taken as a whole, the context makes clear that violence is being authorized until "religion is for Allah" - ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.
Quran (2:216)- "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.
And through out those 1400 years of the existence of Muhammad's religion of Islam Muslims have been on a Jihad to rid by killing those who Muhammad called infidels from the face of the earth.
The evil in the mind of Muslims is that they ignore the teaching by God in Genesis 9:6
Genesis 9:6
New International Version
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.
Verse 17.- In close connection with the command to slay the blasphemer is repeated the prohibition of murder, and the injunction that the murderer shall surely be put to death. Thus a distinction is sharply drawn between the judicial sentence carried out by the congregation, and the unsanctioned smiting the life of a man by another, and a warning is given against any man fanatically taking the law into his own hands, even in the case of a blasphemer.
Muslims have been taking God's law into their own hands violation God's law .
Thou shall not kill!
Muslims have by their own deeds and actions have condemned them self to the fires of hell!
http://www.seesharppress.com/20reasons.html

http://www.evilbible.com/

http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#213921 Sep 7, 2014
bmz wrote:
Your links are nothing more then view points of atheist.
You still don't get it!

Questions from a Muslim about Jesus being God


Following is a list of questions that CARM received from a Muslim via e-mail. The answers are provided along with commentary. Generally speaking, Muslims do not seem to understand Christian theology. They repeatedly ask the same kinds of questions. Nevertheless, here are the responses; and we hope that they help Muslims understand Christian theology better, so that they would choose to come to Christ instead of follow Mohammed.

The original e-mail is in brown with our response in green.

Also, you will notice throughout this response that this same basic answer is given to multiple questions. This is because the one truth concerning Christ's two natures answers almost all of the objections this Muslim has raised.

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Muslim: In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful. To my fellow People of the Book and fellow siblings of Adam, I would like to draw your attention to the following facts in the hope that you may see the truth. For your own sake, read with the intent of finding the truth and not with the intent of winning an argument. If after this, you don't believe, then I have tried. Either way, it is between you and ALLAH, the one God.

CARM: We are saddened to see the continued deception held by Muslims. They do not follow the true God, and they fail to understand who Christ really is. Muslims believe that the Bible has been corrupted (it hasn't), so that they can make room for the justification to deny what it really says. Instead of believing the eyewitnesses, they believe what Mohammed said about Jesus 600 years later. So, essentially they are believing what their so-called Prophet said instead of those who actually walked and talked with Christ. Add to that a lack of understanding of biblical theology and you get the following questions:

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Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in Mark 12:29 did Jesus say, "Here, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord." The words "our God" indicate that Jesus had a higher God over him, a stronger God than him. Jesus didn't say "Your God." He said "our God" which includes Jesus as the creation of GOD.

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#213922 Sep 7, 2014
Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 14:28 did Jesus say, "My Father (GOD) is greater than I"?

CARM: "You heard that I said to you,'I go away, and I will come to you. If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.'" (John 14:28).

Jesus said the Father was greater than He not because Jesus is not God but because Jesus was also a man; and as a man, he was in a lower position. He was "... made for a little while lower than the angels ..." (Heb. 2:9). Also in Phil. 2:5-8, it says that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men ..."

Jesus has two natures. Jesus was not denying that He was God. He was merely acknowledging the fact that He was also a man. Jesus is both God and man. As a man, he was in a lesser position than the Father. He had added to Himself human nature (Col. 2:9). He became a man to die for people.

A comparison can be found in the marriage relationship. Biblically, a husband is greater in position and authority than his wife. But, he is no different in nature, and he is not better than she. They share the same nature, being human, and they work together by love.

So, Jesus was not denying that He was God. He was simply acknowledging that He was also a man; and as a man, he was subject to the laws of God, so that He might redeem those who were under the law, namely, sinners (Gal. 4:4-5).

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Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in Luke 23:46 did Jesus say, "Father (GOD), into thy hands I commend my spirit"?

CARM: Because Jesus has two natures, divine and human, as a man, he would have someone he would call his God. This does not make two gods since the doctrine of the Trinity states that there is only one God in three persons, and that the second person of the Trinity became man. Therefore, Jesus committed himself to God the Father.

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Since: Apr 11

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#213923 Sep 7, 2014
Questions from a Muslim about Jesus being God
ollowing is a list of questions that CARM received from a Muslim via e-mail. The answers are provided along with commentary. Generally speaking, Muslims do not seem to understand Christian theology. They repeatedly ask the same kinds of questions. Nevertheless, here are the responses; and we hope that they help Muslims understand Christian theology better, so that they would choose to come to Christ instead of follow Mohammed.

The original e-mail is in brown with our response in green.

Also, you will notice throughout this response that this same basic answer is given to multiple questions. This is because the one truth concerning Christ's two natures answers almost all of the objections this Muslim has raised.

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Muslim: In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful. To my fellow People of the Book and fellow siblings of Adam, I would like to draw your attention to the following facts in the hope that you may see the truth. For your own sake, read with the intent of finding the truth and not with the intent of winning an argument. If after this, you don't believe, then I have tried. Either way, it is between you and ALLAH, the one God.

CARM: We are saddened to see the continued deception held by Muslims. They do not follow the true God, and they fail to understand who Christ really is. Muslims believe that the Bible has been corrupted (it hasn't), so that they can make room for the justification to deny what it really says. Instead of believing the eyewitnesses, they believe what Mohammed said about Jesus 600 years later. So, essentially they are believing what their so-called Prophet said instead of those who actually walked and talked with Christ. Add to that a lack of understanding of biblical theology and you get the following questions:

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Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in Mark 12:29 did Jesus say, "Here, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord." The words "our God" indicate that Jesus had a higher God over him, a stronger God than him. Jesus didn't say "Your God." He said "our God" which includes Jesus as the creation of GOD.

CARM: Basic Christian theology teaches that Jesus was both God and man. He had two natures. He was both divine and human at the same time. This teaching is known as the hypostatic union, that is, the coming-together of two natures in one person. In Heb. 2:9 states that Jesus was "... made for a little while lower than the angels ..." Also in Phil. 2:5-8, it says that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men ..." Col. 2:9 says, "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form." Jesus was both God and man at the same time.

Therefore, since he was a man (though not only a man) and since he was made under the law and lower than the angels, it is natural to conclude that he would have someone that he would call God. In this case, it is God the Father.

But we must make a clarification. To say that Jesus Christ is God is not as clear a statement as it needs to be. Christianity teaches that God is a Trinity; that is, God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To say that Jesus Christ is God is almost like saying that he is the Trinity, and that would make no sense. When the Christian says that Jesus is God, he really means that Jesus is divine in nature. Since God is three persons and since Jesus is the second person in the Trinity, he shares the same divinity with the Father and Holy Spirit.

Having explained this, when Jesus says "Our God," it must be understood that Jesus is speaking as a man. But it does not mean he does not possess the divine nature as well.

For further reading please see the two natures of Jesus.

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Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 20:17 did Jesus say, "I ascend to my God and your God? This tells us that we and Jesus have a common GOD.

CARM: The same explanation above applies here.

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Questions from a Muslim about Jesus being God

Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 8:28 did Jesus say, "I do nothing of myself"? Can't GOD do anything he wills?

CARM: Jesus was fulfilling his ministry completely as a man. He was made under the law (Gal. 4:4) and operated under the law. He fulfilled his ministry having emptied himself (Phil. 2:5-8) and was completely subject to the Father (Luke 22:42). Therefore, since he was under obligation to fulfill the law (which included complete dependence upon the Father) and since he had emptied himself and was working in cooperation with human limitations, he would naturally do nothing of himself. Jesus did not come to do his own will but the will of the Father. "Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Thine be done." (Luke 22:42).'I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me." (John 5:30).

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Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 14:28 did Jesus say, "My Father (GOD) is greater than I"?

CARM: "You heard that I said to you,'I go away, and I will come to you. If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.'" (John 14:28).

Jesus said the Father was greater than He not because Jesus is not God but because Jesus was also a man; and as a man, he was in a lower position. He was "... made for a little while lower than the angels ..." (Heb. 2:9). Also in Phil. 2:5-8, it says that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men ..."

Jesus has two natures. Jesus was not denying that He was God. He was merely acknowledging the fact that He was also a man. Jesus is both God and man. As a man, he was in a lesser position than the Father. He had added to Himself human nature (Col. 2:9). He became a man to die for people.

A comparison can be found in the marriage relationship. Biblically, a husband is greater in position and authority than his wife. But, he is no different in nature, and he is not better than she. They share the same nature, being human, and they work together by love.

So, Jesus was not denying that He was God. He was simply acknowledging that He was also a man; and as a man, he was subject to the laws of God, so that He might redeem those who were under the law, namely, sinners (Gal. 4:4-5).

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Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in Luke 23:46 did Jesus say, "Father (GOD), into thy hands I commend my spirit"?

CARM: Because Jesus has two natures, divine and human, as a man, he would have someone he would call his God. This does not make two gods since the doctrine of the Trinity states that there is only one God in three persons, and that the second person of the Trinity became man. Therefore, Jesus committed himself to God the Father.

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Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in Matthew 19:16 did Jesus say, "Why call me good, there is none good but One, that is GOD"?

CARM: The simple question to ask here is, "was Jesus good?" If the Muslim wants to say that Jesus is not good, then he's saying that Jesus was evil. If, however, the Muslim wants to admit that Jesus was good, then the natural conclusion is that Jesus is God.

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Muslim: If Jesus was GOD, then why in Matthew 26:39 did Jesus beg his GOD to have mercy on him and to pass the cup to death (kill Jesus in another words) before Jesus goes through the pain of crucifixion? Also see: Jesus's crucifixion in Islam.

CARM: Jesus did not ask to be killed. As a man, he did not want to go through the torturous ordeal of the crucifixion. What man would desire such a horrible death? The fact that Jesus did not want to go through it is proof enough that he was human. But it does not mean that he was not divine.

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