Having already undergone the trouble peculiar to my opinion, I will show in Latin also that it behoves our virgins to be veiled from the time that they have passed the turning-point of their age: that this observance is exacted by truth, on which no one can impose prescription—no space of times, no influence of persons, no privilege of regions.
59. Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allāh is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, “Be,” and he was. (Holy Quran 3:59)
When we look at the meaning of the word son of God in the Bible, we don’t see it has a divine meaning. Many righteous people in the Bible were called sons of God:
Exo 4:22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah, Israel is my son, my first-born:
Psa 82:6 I said, Ye are gods, And all of you sons of the Most High.
2Sa 7:14 I(God) will be his father, and he(Solomon) shall be my son
Luk 3:38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
Mat 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
So we can see through the Bible that the word son of God was not only related to Jesus. John 3:16 is often quoted to say that Jesus is the only begotten son of God. But is this what Jesus understood? Jesus answers this question in John 10:34-36:
Joh 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods? Joh 10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken), Joh 10:36 say ye of him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
So Jesus here quotes Psalms 82:6 quoted above which talks about the judges in the Old Testament being called gods and compares this with himself by saying that since it is not a blasphemy that these people were called gods, it is not a blasphemy as well that I am called son of God. This is because Jesus knows that the word son of God didn’t give him any divine meaning, but it is the same as other righteous people being called gods or sons of God. It’s just a metaphor not a real meaning.
This is what Jesus himself understood. So why don’t we follow Jesus over any other one? Jesus never said I am God. Jesus says that the Father is the only true God (John 17:3). Jesus says that he is a man and son of man, while Numbers 23:19 says that God is neither a man nor the son of man. Jesus is not God.
72. They have certainly disbelieved who say, “Allāh is the Messiah, the son of Mary” while the Messiah has said, “O Children of Israel, worship Allāh, my Lord and your Lord.” Indeed, he who associates others with Allāh – Allāh has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers. (Holy Quran 5:72)
Do you know who these people are? These are Christians who murdered civilian Muslims.
The media usually tries to make Muslims look like terrorists and that all terrorists are Muslims to deliver a picture that Islam teaches to kill non Muslims. Well, to know what Islam teaches we should open the Quran and see what Prophet Mohammed said in order to understand what Islam says. Otherwise we should say that Christianity teaches terrorism because of the actions of some Christian terrorists. This post shall deal with some of them as shown in the photo:
During the medieval, Catholic Christians through the orders of the Pope invaded Muslim cities in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. The Crusaders arrived at Jerusalem, launched an assault on the city, and captured it in July 1099, massacring tens of thousands of the city’s Muslim, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish inhabitants.
2. Massacres in Bosnia by the Serbians:
In the 1990s, Orthodox Serbians committed horrible massacres against Muslims in Bosnia. One of these massacres were the Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide. It was the genocidal July 1995 killing of more than 8,000 Bosniaks, mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. This was a massacre in one day. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims were murdered through this period.
3. US invasion of Iraq:
After the horrible siege that was made against Iraq which caused hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children to die, George Bush decided to invade Iraq by promoting a lie that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction which was proven to be wrong through the UN inspectors and the fact that clearly appeared after the invasion. The war resulted in murder of one_million Iraqis and many notorious acts of torture and rape were recorded. George Bush claimed before that his war against Afghanistan is a crusade. The war against Afghanistan resulted in the murder of tens of thousands of civilians.
4. Muslim persecution in Central Africa:
Last year, Muslims in Central Africa are facing genocide by Christian militias. Before the conflict, there were some 800,000 Muslims in Central African Republic and now only about 20,000 remain, scattered around in 16 different enclaves surrounded by hostile militias. It is a situation reminiscent of Bosnia in the 1990s when Serbs attempted to ethnically cleanse Muslim areas.
The point is that it is not the case that Muslims are the terrorists although there many unacceptable acts made by Muslims. Actually the atrocities made by Christians are much much more. The point is that to know about Islam or Christianity we should read what the Muslim and Christian scriptures teach not to judge any through some acts made by Christians or Muslims.
One of the most famous points of debate between Muslims and Christians is the nature of Jesus. Is Jesus God? To answer this question, we must refer to what Jesus himself said, as no one knows about Jesus more than what he knows about himself.
In the Gospel of John, verse 17:3, Jesus was clear in showing that the Father is the only true God. This is a clear proof that Jesus is not God. Christians believe that the Father is not Jesus as they are two different persons although they are one God. Actually those who believed that the Father is the son were a heretic sect that appeared in the third century. So if Jesus is not the Father, and the Father is the only true God, the conclusion will be that Jesus is not God.
This is what Jesus understood, he tells that he is a man telling the truth he heard from God. He frequently calls himself the son of man. This proves that Jesus is not God, since the Old Testament never said that God shall become a man. On the other hand, it tells in Numbers 23:19 that God is neither a man nor the son of man. If Jesus is God, didn’t he know what the Old Testament says?
But was Jesus asked this question? Did anyone accuse him of saying that he is God? Yes, the Jews did it. Jesus answered them and denied that he is God. When he was asked that question by the Jews in John 10:33, he quoted Psalm 82:6, which tells that some mere men in the Old Testament were called gods and sons of God. Did anyone believe that Psalm 82:6 is a blasphemy? No. Did anyone believe that these people were God the Creator? No. So why did the Jews consider calling Jesus son of God a blasphemy? This is simply proving that calling Jesus the son of God is the same as calling these people gods and sons of God. Both are not taken literally. This is a clear denial by Jesus that he is God.
Jesus never said that he can do anything by his own power, but he was always referring to the Father’s power. Jesus said that he doesn’t know the hour, only the Father knows it. He even needed an angel to strengthen him. God doesn’t need His creatures. Jesus says that the Father is greater than him. He is simply denying that he is equal to God. So how do we say that Jesus is God?