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Know Islam, Know Paradise

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     Not much. The New Catholic Encyclopedia states, “In the Gospels evidence of the Trinity is found explicitly only in the baptismal formula of Mt 28:19.” 137 And what is the baptismal formula of Matthew 28:19? In this verse, Jesus commands his disciples, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” This being the only gospel verse that explicitly mentions the Father, son and holy spirit together, 138 we should not be surprised to find it echoed in Paul’s teachings—“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14). Nonetheless, we can repeat this benediction a thousand…
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November 16, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     (“Do not set up rivals unto Allah…”) Allah the Almighty said: “Do not set up rivals (Al-Andad) unto Allah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped).” (2:22) With reference to the above quoted verse, Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with…
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November 16, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     Dr. C.J. Scofield, D.D., backed by eight other Doctorates of Divinity, asserts the above even more clearly in his footnote to this verse: “It is generally agreed that this verse has no manuscript authority and has been inserted.”131 “Generally agreed”? In the words of Professors Kurt and Barbara Aland, “A glance at the data in the critical apparatus of Nestle­Aland (which is exhaustive for this passage) should make any further comment unnecessary to demonstrate the secondary nature of this addition and the impossibility of its being at all related to the original form of the text of 1 John.”132 Professor Metzger, who also attributes this passage either to Priscillian or to his…
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November 15, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     (Recognizing the Grace of Allah, yet denying it is disbelief) Allah the Almighty said: “They recognize the Grace of Allah, yet they deny it (by worshipping others besides Allah) and most of them are disbelievers (deny the Prophethood of Muhammad (May the peace and blessing of Allah be…
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November 15, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     To begin with, Jesus taught the oneness of God, “Jesus answered him, ‘The first of all the commandments is: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” This is the first commandment.’” (Mark 12:29­30). Not only did Jesus stress importance by sandwiching his words between the repeated “This is the first commandment,” but the importance of this teaching is equally stressed in Matthew 22:37 and Luke 10:27. Recognizing the continuity from Judaism, Jesus conveyed his teaching from Deuteronomy 6:4­5 (as acknowledged in all reputable Bible commentaries). However, Pauline theology somehow arrived at the Trinity. But how? Jesus referred to the Old Testament—what did the Pauline theologians refer to?…
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November 14, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     (Whosoever denies any of the Names and Attributes of Allah) Allah the Most Exalted said: “… and they disbelieve in the Most Beneficent (Allah) Say: “He is my Lord! La ilaha ilIa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)! In Him is my trust, and…
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November 14, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     Other  elevate Paul to sainthood. Joel Carmichael very clearly is not one of them: We are a universe away from Jesus. If Jesus came “only to fulfill” the Law and the Prophets; If he thought that “not an iota, not a dot” would “pass from the Law,” that the cardinal commandment was “Hear, O Israel, the Lord Our God, the Lord is one,” and that “no one was good but God.” … What would he have thought of Paul’s handiwork! Paul’s triumph meant the final obliteration of the historic Jesus; he comes to us embalmed in Christianity like a fly in amber. 125 While many authors have pointed out the disparity in the teachings of Paul and Jesus, the best…
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November 12, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     (Seeking judgement from other than Allah and His Messenger is hypocrisy) Allah the Most Exalted said: “Have you seen those (hypocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go…
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November 12, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     One may wonder what, from the New Testament, separates these two groups by such a vast expanse of understanding. Trinitarians, Unitarians and Muslims all claim to follow the teachings of Jesus. But who really does, and who doesn’t? For centuries the argument has been advanced that Trinitarians follow Pauline theology in preference to that of Jesus. This charge is difficult to deny, for Jesus taught Old Testament Law whereas Paul negated it. Jesus preached orthodox Jewish creed; Paul preached mysteries of faith. Jesus spoke of accountability; Paul proposed justification by faith. Jesus described himself as an ethnic prophet; Paul defined him as a universal prophet.* In disrespect to thousands of years of revelation conveyed through a long…
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November 8, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     Whoever obeys the Scholars and the Rulers, forbidding what Allah has made permissible and permitting what He has made forbidden, has certainly taken them as Lords (besides Allah)   Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “(It may be that) Stones are soon to descend upon…
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