A Comparative Analysis of Paradise in Islam and Christianity By Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman
The description of paradise according to Islamic sources makes no sense to Christians. They do not only consider it as unfit, preposterous and absurd, they go as far as attributing such descriptions to the demon.
In this paper, I’m not going to go deep into the description of paradise according to Islamic sources, I’ll rather observe what Christians consider unfit in the Islamic paradise then going head to highlight some features of the Christian paradise.
Christian apologists are quick to denounce the possibility of drinking wine in God’s Kingdom even if possible, not for Muslims as Muslims have been enjoined not to drink wine on earth.
The promise of drinking wine is found in Surah Al-waqia verse 18. The following verse, which is 19 makes us realize that drinking of this wine, we shall suffer no hurt or intoxication.
Fortunately for the Muslims, unfortunately for the apologists, their supposed Lord and personal saviour expected the same reward, we read Jesus saying in,
“St. Mark 14:25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God”.
Here, Jesus wants to drink the fruit of the vine in Paradise, what is the fruit of the vine? We read,
“Judges 9:13 And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my WINE, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?”
Here it is made clear the fruit of the vine is wine and Jesus wants to drink wine in God’s Kingdom. These Christian apologists have problem with men drinking wine in God’s Kingdom, but when their supposed God Jesus wants to drink wine in God’s Kingdom, it is not a problem.
*SEX IN PARADISE*
It is not new how Christians consider sex to be an unholy thing to take place in paradise, they consider it unholy and unspiritual. These Christians have questions to answer. We read in,
“Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose”
Since Christians do not believe angels(the sons of God are angels in this context as in Job 1:6 too) do not have the ability to disobey God, they resort to heinous claims as this. Who knows angels have manhood and have semen. In Genesis chapter 6, the Bible recorded that angels took daughters of men as wives and they impregnated them and produced giants.
*If those angels had manhood/erection/sexual urge before they came to daughters of men, how were they able to hold back for years before their disobedience? They were sure not gays.
* Those angels like Michael that didn’t disobey, how have they been holding it for thousands of years now? The Bible never said the angels took the form of men.
The author of the gospel of Luke narrates,
St. Luke 24:42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
St. Luke 24:43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
This occurred after the CruciFICTION of Jesus christ. To prove he wasn’t a ghost, he requested for something to eat. After addressing them, he was carried into heaven without excreting what he ate nor was their any record of he transforming into a spirit when he got to the air.
The same was with Elijah who went up by a whirlwind, why didn’t they drop their manhood on earth? 😕.
While paradise according to Islamic sources is full of what eyes haven’t seen and ears haven’t hear, what the biblical paradise has to offer is being transformed to a spirit and then singing continuously day and night.
Here we have a brief description of the Bible heaven..
✳ “St. Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN SUFFERETH VIOLENCE, and the violent take it by force”
✳ Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
✳ Revelation 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. (wonder what Yahweh was looking at while this is taking place?)
If the Christians heaven at one point in time suffered violence and war broke out of such heaven, how safe those going there?
One gives up doing disobeying God in this world only to be recompensed with singing for eternity as spirit beings, such is the idea of a Christian’s paradise.
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman
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