Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 228512 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.

MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#186199 Aug 21, 2013
Mr. Seeker

Here is my first input.

FIRST prophesy: From the Book o Isaiah Ch. 42: Verses 1-7

Listen to the following

“ Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight”

“I have put my spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nation”

“He does not shout or raise his voice, proclamations are not heard in the streets, a broken reed he will not crush, nor will he snuff out the light of the wavering wick”

“He will not waver or be broken untill he has established justice on earth, the islands are waiting for his law” Thus says God Yahweh…

“ I have called you for the sake of justice; I will hold your hand and made you firm; I will make you as covenant to the people, and as a light to the nations, to open the eyes that do not see, to free captives from prison”…(Isaiah 42:1-7).

What do you say about it?

a. Was it fulfilled before the time of Jesus, if yes then by whom?

b. Does it refer to Jesus? If yes, then how he meets all these criterion?

c. Or we should wait till someone comes in future?

I will post my arguments after I get your reply.

Mr. Seeker

This is a very clear prophesy and is fully applicable on your prophet and hardly any verse will fit Jesus.

Let us see its various parts.

1.“Here is my Servant…” that leaves Jesus out, because he was God in human shape one with God in Trinity, how can he be a “Servant” of God….on the other hand “Abdullah” or Servant of Allah is an honored title of our prophet.

He said to his companions say “I am Servant of Allah and His messenger”

2 “My Chosen one”….This is Translation of Arabic Word “MUSTAFA” the chosen one, another title of our prophet!

3.“He will bring justice to the nations”….

This was achieved by our prophet and not Jesus, who died on the cross and had no power to bring justice.

4.“He will not waver or be broken untill he has established justice on earth…”

This was fully complied in the case of our prophet. When he started his mission, there was very little chance that he will succeed in his mission. After 13 years of persecution in Makkah, he had to fled to Madina in fear of his life…but ultimately he surmounted all the odds and established the rule of Justice in Arabia and ultimately the entire region.

It is fruitless to even check the life of Jesus for this criterion.

5.“I will make you as covenant to the people and as a light to the nations..”

This confirms the Quranic statement that our prophet was sent for whole of the world. Where as Jesus was sent “only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.

Sending as “Light” also confirms the claim of Quran

“O prophet! Truly we have sent you as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad tidings and a Warner, and as one who invites to God’s (way) by His leave and as a lamp spreading light”(33:44-45).

Every word and every part of this prophesy fits to the personality of our prophet Mohammad (peace be on him) like a hand in glove.

Just compare this with the "Howlers" you made taking out of context that Emmanuel Prophesy and tried to cut and paste it on Jesus!!

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#186200 Aug 21, 2013
david wrote:
pre islam arabs ?
we are semite bro, we are the sons of shem bro, how the hell does the sons of shem are going to be pagan when the non son of shem has already excepted the religion of shem. why on gods grean earth would an arab come mas as hell claimig some one has messed with the book of god, why would we care if any one messed the book up if we were pagan , think before you write bro , like I said you dont know jack , people dont even have commonsense at times, think bro I am the son of abraham we were of the one god from day one, the day,we got our language. thats why the koran confirms allthe story , if we were pagans we wouldnt care bro.
Pagans worship pagan gods.
What is the name of your pagan god?
david

Minneapolis, MN

#186201 Aug 21, 2013
there are no moon god. the cresent moon is the symbol of the empire the arabs came from. and where they came from was a land conquerd by israel. the cresent moon is the symbol of my tribe . it used to be made out of pure gold and hanged on the stelele and on our flag. the star of david for israel and the cresent moon for my tribe, for our land my people are called in english the rulers of god, we always belived in one god. islam excepts jesus as a profit because we excepted him the way we excelt mohamud , the problem came when rome told us jesus is 3, we thought he was just a messanger for the old testament. thats why,jesus is mentioned in the bible , its the begist clue to where arabs come from.
david

Minneapolis, MN

#186202 Aug 21, 2013
I meant to say jesus mentioned in the koran. we mentioned him because we brifly excepted him.

jesus spent his younger years and education in the land where the arabs had as there sit. in my land with mytribe.

good by folks .
david

Minneapolis, MN

#186203 Aug 21, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Pagans worship pagan gods.
What is the name of your pagan god?
we dont have pagan gods, we belive in one god.the god of abraham, moses is our god , why dont you,read the koran , trust me we wont be embaressed by what you find. only you will be.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#186204 Aug 21, 2013
MUQ wrote:
Mr. Seeker
Here is my first input.
FIRST prophesy: From the Book o Isaiah Ch. 42: Verses 1-7
Listen to the following
“ Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight”
“I have put my spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nation”
“He does not shout or raise his voice, proclamations are not heard in the streets, a broken reed he will not crush, nor will he snuff out the light of the wavering wick”
“He will not waver or be broken untill he has established justice on earth, the islands are waiting for his law” Thus says God Yahweh…
“ I have called you for the sake of justice; I will hold your hand and made you firm; I will make you as covenant to the people, and as a light to the nations, to open the eyes that do not see, to free captives from prison”…(Isaiah 42:1-7).
What do you say about it?
a. Was it fulfilled before the time of Jesus, if yes then by whom?
b. Does it refer to Jesus? If yes, then how he meets all these criterion?
c. Or we should wait till someone comes in future?
I will post my arguments after I get your reply.
Mr. Seeker
This is a very clear prophesy and is fully applicable on your prophet and hardly any verse will fit Jesus.
Let us see its various parts.
1.“Here is my Servant…” that leaves Jesus out, because he was God in human shape one with God in Trinity, how can he be a “Servant” of God….on the other hand “Abdullah” or Servant of Allah is an honored title of our prophet.
He said to his companions say “I am Servant of Allah and His messenger”
2 “My Chosen one”….This is Translation of Arabic Word “MUSTAFA” the chosen one, another title of our prophet!
3.“He will bring justice to the nations”….
This was achieved by our prophet and not Jesus, who died on the cross and had no power to bring justice.
4.“He will not waver or be broken untill he has established justice on earth…”
This was fully complied in the case of our prophet. When he started his mission, there was very little chance that he will succeed in his mission. After 13 years of persecution in Makkah, he had to fled to Madina in fear of his life…but ultimately he surmounted all the odds and established the rule of Justice in Arabia and ultimately the entire region.
It is fruitless to even check the life of Jesus for this criterion.
5.“I will make you as covenant to the people and as a light to the nations..”
This confirms the Quranic statement that our prophet was sent for whole of the world. Where as Jesus was sent “only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.
Sending as “Light” also confirms the claim of Quran
“O prophet! Truly we have sent you as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad tidings and a Warner, and as one who invites to God’s (way) by His leave and as a lamp spreading light”(33:44-45).
Every word and every part of this prophesy fits to the personality of our prophet Mohammad (peace be on him) like a hand in glove.
Just compare this with the "Howlers" you made taking out of context that Emmanuel Prophesy and tried to cut and paste it on Jesus!!
Where are your references from the Bible that shows Muhammad served God as a servant to God?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#186205 Aug 21, 2013
david wrote:
<quoted text>
we dont have pagan gods, we belive in one god.the god of abraham, moses is our god , why dont you,read the koran , trust me we wont be embaressed by what you find. only you will be.
I know the Koran better then you David!
And I know your Allah in the Koran is not the God of Israel!
That is why I remain a non-Muslim.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#186206 Aug 21, 2013
Bryant wrote:
Your Allah denies the death of the Messiah, Jesus, making Jesus either a false prophet or a liar.
It has all the weight in the world.
Allah denies the death and the alleged resurrection of Jesus.

That does not make Jesus a liar. It makes the men, who wrote all the lies, liars.

Assuming that Jesus died on the cross and came back to life in the tomb, the following questions arise:

After being mocked, slapped, humiliated, brutalized, nailing, etc., Why did the man remain in hiding and moving in disguise?

Why did he not come out in the open?

Why did he not ride a donkey again and make a Triumphal Re-Entry into Jerusalem?

Why did he not go and face the High Priest, the San Hedrin and Pilate? Why did he not show himself up to them, saying "You killed me. Right? Here I am once again. Now all of you accept me as the Messiah and the King of the Jews!"

All of them would have dropped dead!!!

What was he scared of? Another crucifixion?

Please read Matthew's fishy accounts of vain reasons and bribery schemes. It is very telling.

Jesus never lied. The men, who wrote about Jesus, lied through their false teeth.

let me show you how the writers lied. John says Jesus carried his cross. The other three say that Simon carried the cross for Jesus.

When challenged, the liars tell us that Jesus was exhausted, so they forced simon to carry. Lies upon lies are being told.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#186207 Aug 21, 2013
MUQ wrote:
Mr. Seeker
Here is my first input.
FIRST prophesy: From the Book o Isaiah Ch. 42: Verses 1-7
Listen to the following
“ Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight”
“I have put my spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nation”
“He does not shout or raise his voice, proclamations are not heard in the streets, a broken reed he will not crush, nor will he snuff out the light of the wavering wick”
“He will not waver or be broken untill he has established justice on earth, the islands are waiting for his law” Thus says God Yahweh…
“ I have called you for the sake of justice; I will hold your hand and made you firm; I will make you as covenant to the people, and as a light to the nations, to open the eyes that do not see, to free captives from prison”…(Isaiah 42:1-7).
What do you say about it?
a. Was it fulfilled before the time of Jesus, if yes then by whom?
b. Does it refer to Jesus? If yes, then how he meets all these criterion?
ISAIAH 42 - THE SERVANT’S SONG
A. The LORD speaks of His Servant.
1.(Isaiah 42:1-4) The character of the Servant.
Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will not cry out, nor raise His voice, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged, till He has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands shall wait for His law.
a. Behold! My Servant: The LORD calls to all people - the people of Israel, and the coastlands - and tells them to behold (study, set focus upon) His Servant.“The word ‘ebed can refer to a slave (Exodus 21:20-21) or a vassal king (2 Samuel 10:19), an individual subject (Genesis 21:25) or a tributary nation (1 Chronicles 18:2; 1Ch_18:6; 1Ch_18:13). In all those cases the term refers to a person or group characterized by dependence and servitude.”(Lindsey)
i. The New King James Version rightly capitalizes Servant, because the context demonstrates this is a clear reference to Jesus. Additionally, Matthew quotes Isaiah 42:1-5 and plainly says it is a prophecy fulfilled in Jesus (Matthew 12:16-21). So in this, the LORD commands all peoples to put their focus on Jesus.
ii. Jesus described Himself as a servant in Matthew 20:25-28, Matthew 23:11, Mark 9:35, Mark 10:43-45. Peter, in his Acts 3 sermon, gives our Savior the title His Servant Jesus (Acts 3:13 and Acts 3:26). In Acts 4, the praying people of God speak of Your holy Servant Jesus (Acts 4:27; Act_4:30). But Jesus isn’t just a servant. He is The Servant, and every one should behold, as the LORD says, My Servant.
iii. What do we see when we behold Jesus, the LORD’s Servant? Among many things, we see Him as the Servant. As Jesus said in Matthew 20:25-28 (also recorded in Mark 10:43-45), Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. When Jesus said let him be your servant, it means being a servant is a choice. When Jesus said let him be your slave, it showed how deep service should go. When He said that He did not come to be served, but to serve, it shows the essential heart of a servant. When Jesus said and to give His life a ransom for many, it showed how far servants go.
iv. But Jesus, the Servant, is more than an example to us. He is our Servant. He serves us; not only in what He did in the past, but also He serves us every day through His constant love, care, guidance, and intercession. Jesus did not stop serving when he went to heaven; He serves all His people more effectively than ever from heaven.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#186208 Aug 21, 2013
news wrote:
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You mixed Lot with Noah.

I thought bmz you were a Malaysian mullah sitting here for last 10 years forum. However your knowledge of Islam is poor I can see.

Why Allah commanded Noah to save pigs and dogs if they are unclean?

Why Noah saved homosesuals in the first place.

(btw, Lot's incident was a seperate incident when God punished by fire)

Also you said local or region flood. This is a stupid propganda by Islamists Mullahs. According to Quran Noahs ship landed on a very high nountain top (which is more than 6 thousand feet high), if that is the case, if water ever riches that high, the entire planet woulnd be under water.

Think not like a mullah, think what a mullah can learn from you!!
Learn how to read and comprehend. You need to improve your reading and comprehension skills.

Bryant had written a 2-in-1 question: "And what does the Qur'an say about the flood and Sodom and Ghormorrah?"

And my response was:

"The disbelievers were punished in that flood. Noah was told to build an ark or a boat to save himself and the small number of believers. The flood was local or regional.

The gays were punished and wiped out. Lot survived but his wife did not because she stayed behind."

Even a 3rd Grader could understand that I covered both and answered in 2 paras."

And then, you showed your ignorance by saying that I have been here for ten years. If you had an ounce of brain, you would have known taht I registered in March 2008.

So, stop thinking like an idiot.

God did not tell Noah to take dogs, pigs and animals of the world. It simply means cattle, like a cow and a bull. A he-goat and a she-goat and so on.

It was simply a boat that he built enough to carry a few, provisions and some cattle. There were no shipyards in those days to construct the enormous Ark, which could easily carry to Boeing 747s.

Have you ever seen the valleys in the border areas of Turkey, Iraq and Syria? If there is another rain for forty days and forty nights, water will fill the entire valley up to the height of those hills. Not every Mount is as high as Mount Everest.

Global flood is bull shit.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#186209 Aug 21, 2013
Continued:
ISAIAH 42 - THE SERVANT’S SONG

A. The LORD speaks of His Servant.

1.(Isaiah 42:1-4) The character of the Servant.

My Servant whom I uphold: This was certainly true for Jesus, but it is true also in the way the LORD deals with all His servants. He promises to uphold His servants. When someone is the servant of another, the servant is required to give full service and obedience to the master. But the master is also required to take care of the servant. The LORD always can say My Servant whom I uphold.

i. There may be another sense in this; Redpath believes it speaks of the Father’s trust in and dependence on the Son.“The picture is taken from an Eastern court, where a monarch is in a procession, and as he walks he leans upon a favorite courtier. This verse, in fact, could well be translated,‘Behold, my servant, upon whom I lean.’ It is an indication of a special favor and confidence. So we have the picture of God the Father leaning upon God the son, counting upon Him and trusting Him to fulfill all His purposes.” Can God “lean on” you? Can He depend on you?

c. My Elect One in whom My soul delights: Jesus is the ultimate Elect One, our election is really a matter of being chosen in Jesus. As Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:4, He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world. In whom My soul delights shows that for the LORD, election is not a cold, calculating, technical thing. It is connected deeply with His love and approval. When God chooses someone, His soul delights in them. If you are chosen in Jesus before the foundation of the world, then God says,“My soul delights in you.”

i. Understanding this helps us to receive God’s favor, instead of trying to give Him a reason to delight His soul in us! Many of us are trying to earn the approval of God, instead of realizing it is His free gift, received by faith, because He has chosen - elected - to delight His soul in us.

d. I have put My Spirit upon Him: Jesus was filled with the Spirit, and did ministry in the power and flow of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16).

e. He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles: The ministry of the Servant, the Messiah, would not be restricted to the Jewish people. He would also have a ministry to the Gentiles, bringing justice and righteousness to them.

f. He will not cry out, nor raise His voice: This doesn’t mean that Jesus never spoke loudly. It refers to His gentle, lowly heart and actions. Jesus didn’t make His way by bluster and loud, overwhelming talk, but by the Spirit of God upon Him.

i.“He is not self-assertive: probably the three verbs here are cumulative, stressing his quiet, unaggressive demeanour, but shout (‘shriek’) could suggest that he is not out to startle, cry out (‘raise his voice’) not to dominate or shout others down, raise his voice (‘make his voice heard’) not out to advertise himself.”(Motyer)

ii.“Think for a moment about the modesty of God. He is always at work: He guides the sun, the stars, and the universe. He controls every galaxy. He refreshes the earth constantly. But He works so quietly that many people now try to make out there is no God at all ... That is the hallmark of reality in service. God’s artists do not put their signatures to the pictures they create. His ambassadors do not run after the photographer all the time to get their pictures taken. It is enough that they have borne witness to the Lord.”(Redpath)

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#186210 Aug 21, 2013
ISAIAH 42 - THE SERVANT’S SONG

A. The LORD speaks of His Servant.

1.(Isaiah 42:1-4) The character of the Servant.


g. A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench: This is another reference to the gentle character of Jesus. A reed is a fairly fragile plant, yet if a reed is bruised, the Servant will handle it so gently that He will not break it. And if flax, used for tinder to start a fire, does not flame but only smokes, He will not quench it into extinguishing. Instead, the Servant will gently blow on the smoking flax, fanning it into flame again!

i. Often we feel that God deals roughly with our weaknesses and failures. Just the opposite is true. He deals with them gently, tenderly, helping them along until the bruised reed is strong and the smoking flax is in full flame.

ii.“Think again of that reed: something that has been crushed, or hurt by unkindness, a life that is somehow bent and bruised and shattered, without strength or beauty. There is nothing attractive about a reed, and there is certainly nothing very pleasant about the circumstances in which it lives! Usually it grows in a smelly, unsavory swamp.”(Redpath)

iii.“We call ourselves Christians, but if you are like me, sometimes you are desperately ashamed of how dimly your light burns. There is far more smoke than fire: so little prayer, so little real testimony, so much depression and discouragement. But the Lord says He will not extinguish the smoking flax.”(Redpath)

iv.“He is not dismissive of others: however useless or beyond repair (bruised reed), however ‘past it’ and near extinction (smouldering wick) they may seem. The negative statements imply their positive equivalents: he can mend the broken reed, fan into flame the smouldering wick. The former has been internally damaged, the latter lacks the external nourishment of oil. The Servant is competent both to cure and to supply.”(Motyer)

v. Jesus sees the value in a bruised reed, even when no one else can. He can make beautiful music come from a bruised reed, as He puts His strength in it! Though a smoking flax - used for a wick on an oil lamp - is good for nothing, Jesus knows it is valuable for what it can be when it is refreshed with oil. Many of us are like the bruised reed, and we need to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:16). Others are like the smoking flax, and can only burn brightly for the LORD again when we are drenched in oil, with a constant supply coming, as we are filled with the Holy Spirit.

vi. Jesus wants us to have His heart towards the lowly, broken, and hurting. It’s easy to pass them by just as quickly as the priest and the Levite passed the man on the road to Jericho.“The superficial Christian worker ignores that kind of situation. He wants a sphere to serve where it will be worthy of his talent, if you please. A task where his abilities will be recognized and used, something that is big enough to justify all the training he has undergone. In the eyes of the Lord, the test of the real servant is, does he bend with the humility of Jesus Christ over a bruised reed and smoking flax?”(Redpath)

h. He will bring forth justice for truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged: The Servant is gentle, but not weak. He will bring forth justice for truth. There aren’t two ways about it; it will happen, and failure or discouragement will not stop the Servant.

i. Isn’t it wonderful that Jesus never gets discouraged? When we think of the job that He has to do, the obstacles He must overcome, and the tools He needs to work with, it is amazing that He never becomes discouraged. It is because He has all power and authority!
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#186211 Aug 21, 2013
Shamma wrote:
Where is the knowledge and wisdom of all the teachings of Jesus in the Quran?

Does not the Quran say Allah taught Jesus the Law?

Why is the law of Islam different from the law given by Allah to
Jesus?

Why did Muhammad teach his laws to Muslims and not the laws Allah taught Jesus?
Either Jesus is a liar or Muhammad is a liar!

Who is the liar?

Jesus or Muhammad?

Name the liar?
It does not have to be in Qur'aan. The pagan Arabs were not interested in Jesus.

Yes, the Qur'aan says that Allah not only TAUGHT him the Law but also granted him wisdom.

Jesus was not given the Law. Please educate yourself. The Law was given to Moses.

The Laws of Islam are very close to the Laws of the Torah.

Jesus taught no laws, gave no laws and was not given any law.

Muhammad and Jesus were not liars.

The liars were the men, who penned the New Testament and those who came up with the absurd doctrines of Christianity.
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#186212 Aug 21, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Where are your references from the Bible that shows Muhammad served God as a servant to God?
I think you have water in your brain!!

Why do you not consult a good Mental Doctor?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#186213 Aug 21, 2013
Continued:
ISAIAH 42 - THE SERVANT’S SONG

A. The LORD speaks of His Servant.

1.(Isaiah 42:1-4) The character of the Servant.

ii. Fail is the same word as smoking in smoking flax He will not quench. Discouraged is the same word as bruised in a bruised reed He will not break.“So here is the Servant of the Lord ... there are no bruises about Him; He is no mere smoking flax. He is well able to do the task of redemption because He is free from all the weaknesses and failures of His people. He has no flaws or blemishes - He is perfection and majestic strength.”(Redpath)

i. Till He has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands shall wait for His law: The work of the Servant will extend to the whole earth, and all the peoples - even those in the distant coastlands - shall serve Him.

2.(Isaiah 42:5-9) The LORD of glory and His promise to His Servant.

Thus says God the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk on it:“I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house. I am the LORD, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

a. Thus says God the LORD: The promise of the Servant and His ministry is so wonderful, that the One making the promise should state His credentials. Just as when we take out a loan, the bank asks for assurance we can fulfill our promise, so this verse is another “credit check” on God. God the LORD is more than happy to do so. First look up, because He created the heavens and stretched them out. Then look down, because He spread forth the earth and that which comes from it. Then look in a mirror, because He gives breath to the people on it. The God who did such great things can fulfill His promises about the Servant!

b. I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand: Specifically, this is a promise from the LORD to the Servant - Jesus Christ. What encouragement Jesus must have received from passages like this when He faced difficult and trying times during His earthly ministry!

i. Called You in righteousness:“Because there was nothing unholy or unrighteous in My calling, You can be confident that the calling will be fulfilled.”

ii. Will hold Your hand:“I am with You always, to love and guide You. I will never leave You. I am holding Your hand all the time!”

iii. I will keep You:“You will not get lost or left behind. I am always there to watch over You and keep You.”

iv. And give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles:“You will fulfill the purpose I have called You to. You will bring salvation, not only to Your people, but also to those afar off, who seem beyond salvation.”

v. To open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison:“I will use You to do miraculous works of restoration and healing, both physically and spiritually. You will be used to bring sight and freedom to many.”

vi. What glorious promises, each fulfilled in the ministry of Jesus! By extension, these promises also belong to us. Jesus prayed, As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world (John 17:18). We are sent as Jesus was sent, and can receive these same promises as belonging to us.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#186214 Aug 21, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
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Then, what about hereditary transmission?
It could be said that the sins of parents are embedded in their genes and that these sins transmitted via genetic transmission lie latent in the genetic makeup of the progeny and will manifest under suitable subconscious or environmental impulses.
Think a little before you post.
Please refrain from taking a lunatic and a sorcerer like Jesus as your role model though Moses and Muhammad are worse.
Don't be silly!

Sin is neither a bacteria or a germ nor a communicable disease, clueless, ignorant and pompous fool!
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#186215 Aug 21, 2013
Shamma wrote:
ISAIAH 42 - THE SERVANT’S SONG
A. The LORD speaks of His Servant.
1.(Isaiah 42:1-4) The character of the Servant.
g. A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench: This is another reference to the gentle character of Jesus. A reed is a fairly fragile plant, yet if a reed is bruised, the Servant will handle it so gently that He will not break it. And if flax, used for tinder to start a fire, does not flame but only smokes, He will not quench it into extinguishing. Instead, the Servant will gently blow on the smoking flax, fanning it into flame again!
i. Often we feel that God deals roughly with our weaknesses and failures. Just the opposite is true. He deals with them gently, tenderly, helping them along until the bruised reed is strong and the smoking flax is in full flame.
ii.“Think again of that reed: something that has been crushed, or hurt by unkindness, a life that is somehow bent and bruised and shattered, without strength or beauty. There is nothing attractive about a reed, and there is certainly nothing very pleasant about the circumstances in which it lives! Usually it grows in a smelly, unsavory swamp.”(Redpath)
iii.“We call ourselves Christians, but if you are like me, sometimes you are desperately ashamed of how dimly your light burns. There is far more smoke than fire: so little prayer, so little real testimony, so much depression and discouragement. But the Lord says He will not extinguish the smoking flax.”(Redpath)
iv.“He is not dismissive of others: however useless or beyond repair (bruised reed), however ‘past it’ and near extinction (smouldering wick) they may seem. The negative statements imply their positive equivalents: he can mend the broken reed, fan into flame the smouldering wick. The former has been internally damaged, the latter lacks the external nourishment of oil. The Servant is competent both to cure and to supply.”(Motyer)
v. Jesus sees the value in a bruised reed, even when no one else can. He can make beautiful music come from a bruised reed, as He puts His strength in it! Though a smoking flax - used for a wick on an oil lamp - is good for nothing, Jesus knows it is valuable for what it can be when it is refreshed with oil. Many of us are like the bruised reed, and we need to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:16). Others are like the smoking flax, and can only burn brightly for the LORD again when we are drenched in oil, with a constant supply coming, as we are filled with the Holy Spirit.
vi. Jesus wants us to have His heart towards the lowly, broken, and hurting. It’s easy to pass them by just as quickly as the priest and the Levite passed the man on the road to Jericho.“The superficial Christian worker ignores that kind of situation. He wants a sphere to serve where it will be worthy of his talent, if you please. A task where his abilities will be recognized and used, something that is big enough to justify all the training he has undergone. In the eyes of the Lord, the test of the real servant is, does he bend with the humility of Jesus Christ over a bruised reed and smoking flax?”(Redpath)
h. He will bring forth justice for truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged: The Servant is gentle, but not weak. He will bring forth justice for truth. There aren’t two ways about it; it will happen, and failure or discouragement will not stop the Servant.
i. Isn’t it wonderful that Jesus never gets discouraged? When we think of the job that He has to do, the obstacles He must overcome, and the tools He needs to work with, it is amazing that He never becomes discouraged. It is because He has all power and authority!
Jesus never gets discouraged...

When he is killed and crucified, he just resurrects to complete his work!!

You are really mad and I do not see any cure for such people?
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#186216 Aug 21, 2013
susanblange wrote:
There is no such thing as original sin that we inherit.
Thanks for saying that, Susan.

The self-loathers of the church turned it into a communicable disease.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#186217 Aug 21, 2013
Continued:
ISAIAH 42 - THE SERVANT’S SONG

A. The LORD speaks of His Servant.

1.(Isaiah 42:1-4) The character of the Servant.

c. I am the LORD, that is My name: Such glorious promises need confirmation, and the assurance that the one making the promises is able to fulfill them.

i. I am the LORD:“This is the famous tetragrammaton, or name of four letters, which we write Jehovah, Yehovah, Yehveh, Yeveh, Jhuh, Javah, &c. The letters are Y H U H. The Jews never pronounce it, and the true pronunciation is utterly unknown.”(Clarke)

d. My glory I will not give to another: First, no one else can fulfill these promises, because God will not share His glory with any other.

i. It is important to understand that Jesus shares in the glory of the Father. Jesus prayed, And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.(John 17:5) If God the Son and God the Father each share glory, and the LORD shares His glory with no one, it means that the Father and the Son are the LORD God. The LORD God - Yahweh - is one God in Three Persons.

e. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare: God is master of both the past (the former things) and the future (new things). Being the master of both the future and the past, God has the present well in hand also.

i. We see this especially in the way that God can declare ... new things, even before they spring forth. As Peter said, so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place (2 Peter 1:19). God’s prophetic word fulfilled shows us the confidence we can have in His word.

B. The work of the LORD’s Servant.

1.(Isaiah 42:10-12) Praise for the victory of the Servant.

Sing to the LORD a new song, and His praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you coastlands and you inhabitants of them! Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits. Let the inhabitants of Sela sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory to the LORD, and declare His praise in the coastlands.

a. Sing to the LORD a new song: This sounds like a Psalm (Psalms 33:3; Psa_40:3; Psa_98:1, and others), because it is a song of praise. Who the Servant is and what He does is so glorious, it has to bring out a new song of praise.

b. You coastlands and you inhabitants of them! Who should sing this new song? Everyone who has been touched by the work of the Servant. Since even the coastlands were blessed by the Servant (Isaiah 42:4), they should praise Him also!

2.(Isaiah 42:13-17) The LORD brings judgment against all who serve false gods.

The LORD shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.“I have held My peace a long time, I have been still and restrained Myself. Now I will cry like a woman in labor, I will pant and gasp at once. I will lay waste the mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I will make the rivers coastlands, and I will dry up the pools. I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them. They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, who trust in carved images, who say to the molded images,‘You are our gods.’“

a. The LORD shall go forth like a mighty man: This day of praise is a day of victory for the LORD over all false gods. He shall prevail against His enemies.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#186218 Aug 21, 2013
Shamma wrote:
The child is put to death for his or her own sin.

You need to read carefully read this and understand this!

You are born with the gene to sin.

Or you would never have to die!
Classic Quote of the day by Shamma: "The child is put to death for his or her own sin."

What a ridiculous and an Unholy Shit!

Which Church father told you that you are born with the gene to sin?

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