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Know Islam, Know Paradise

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     It’s far easier to imagine Jesus saying, “Do not say Trinity: desist …” or “They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except one God” than to imagine him saying, “Well, sure, I said there was only one God, but what I really meant was …” Understandably, some view the clarity of Islamic monotheism, once juxtaposed to the tangled and indefensible web of Trinitarian ideology, and wonder, “Well, what’s wrong with Islam then?” Others continue to object, “But Jesus is God!” Upon the foundation of such opposing viewpoints are the lines of…
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November 29, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session       Whoever curses Time has wronged Allah Allah the Almighty said: “And they say: There is nothing but our life of this world, we die and we live and nothing destroys us except Ad-Dahr (the time). And they have no knowledge of it, they only conjecture.” (45:24) Narrated…
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November 29, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session       Similarly, for every verse held as evidence of the Trinity, there is one or more that discredits or disqualifies. Much to the frustration of the Christian world, biblical confirmation of Jesus teaching the Trinity is not just scarce, it is absent. If anything, the opposite is the case. Three times Jesus is recorded as having emphasized the first commandment, saying, “The Lord our God, the Lord is one” (Mark 12:29; Matthew 22:37; and Luke 10:27). In none of these three instances did he even hint at the Trinity. And who has more biblical authority than Jesus? Vain analogies similarly fall apart. The Trinitarian argument that, “God is one, but One in a triune being, like…
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November 27, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session        How it is to say “What Allah may will and you (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) may will”    Qutailah (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated: A Jew came to the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him)…
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November 27, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     When all else fails, John 10:30 relates Jesus as having said, “I and the Father are one.” Short, succinct, to the point, and terribly flawed. In this verse, the manuscript Greek for the English “one” is heis. 139 This word also occurs in John 17:11 and 17:21­23. John 17:11 reads, “Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given me, that they may be one as we are” (italics mine). Literal or metaphorical? John 17:21 reinforces the metaphor with the words, “That they [i.e., all believers] all may be one, as You, Father, are in me, and I in You, that they [i.e., all believers] also may be one in us, that the world may believe that You sent me” (italics mine). If a person is faithful…
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November 23, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     What is said about the One who is not satisfied with an Oath taken by Allah’s Name Ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said: “Do not swear by your forefathers. Whoever swears…
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November 23, 2017 0

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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