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  1. In beginning to examine who Christ was, we can start from yesterday with Surah 4: 170 O people, the messenger (Muhammad) has come to you with the truth from your Lord. Therefore, you shall believe for your own good. If you disbelieve, then to GOD belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise. 171 O people of the scripture (Christians), do not transgress the limits of your religion, and do not say about GOD except the truth. --- The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was a messenger of GOD, and His word that He had sent to Mary, and a revelation from Him.
  2. Hi Eddie Mecca, Quoted from online, --- Is Allah the same as Yahweh? For most Muslims, Allah is the only God and therefore must be the same God as the one that the Jews and Christians worship. Similarly, for some Christians, Allah is just another name for the ‘one God’ of the universe. For others, however, the Muslim Allah and the biblical Yahweh are contradictory and cannot refer to the same being, for, they say, “how can God be the Father of Jesus Christ?” The question before us, then, is whether the terms “Allah” and “Yahweh” are just two names for the same God, or are they referr
  3. Hi al-Muttaqin, We have identified Jesus as being born of Mary on earth, so He could not have preceded Mary, and He was born in a human body like Mary, --- but was born ‘of the Holy Spirit of God,’ so He was a holy Child, without a sinful nature. --- Luke 1:35, Surah 3:45. We have spent time identifying Jesus, and more time on the Word, ‘the Lord of hosts’ of the Old Testament. --- Next we can look at Christ, called both the Son of God, and the Son of Man. --- As is mentioned in your long Post that there was a confusion of names, and the confusing Christian concept is that Jesus
  4. To continue in the law in Matthew 6 on the pattern of prayer: --- I had made a comparison of ‘the seven oft repeated,’ --- the prayer in Surah 1: 1 In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 2 Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe. 3 Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 4 Master of the Day of Judgment. 5 You alone we worship; You alone we ask for help. 6 Guide us in the right path; 7 the path of those whom You blessed; not of those who have deserved wrath, nor of the strayers. --- And the Lord’s Prayer is similar in praising God, whom we ask for ou
  5. Hi Nightclaw, Quote from your post: No. This verse (Surah 5:48) is referring to the Qur'an (concerning the Scripture). Allah uses the majestic plural. It's not indicative of any other entity or existence with His power or anything like Him. Back in the Medieval Age, didn't kings use to write like this? From all of Scandinavia to the Nordic region and the Western part of Europe? In Hebrew, אֱלֹהִים is also the majestic form God uses! Ask any Hebrew expert or Jew and they'll tell you the exact same, so this does not really work here. It affirms what I have been saying.
  6. One more identification of the Word, --- and it is mentioned this way in your post: Quote: It is striking that Christ as the Logos is called “God” in verse 1 of the prologue and that the burden of the passage is that this pre-existing divine being has become flesh. The word Theos itself occurs some seven times in the passage. Response: --- There is no place in the NT where it says, “Christ is God” nor did Christ ever say He was God. And John 1:1 says plainly that “The Word was God (Theos.) --- And Christ is not the Word, as I will explain in the next section. To the Jews, t
  7. To continue the uninterrupted sermon in Matthew 6. 6:1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who s
  8. Hi Eddie Mecca, I watched the video on the name ‘Allah’ with all the critical comments, --- and acknowledge that Arab Christians use Allah as the name for God. --- Allah, or Al’lah in English simple means ‘The God,’ or ‘the one and only God,' does it not? --- The Hebrew word ‘Yachid’ means, ‘an absolute ONE.’ And the Jews have a prayer that says, “I believe with a perfect faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is an absolute One (Yachid).” --- I am not a Trinitarian, and I believe that our Almighty and Everlasting God, who was the ‘First Cause of Creation’ is ‘an absolute
  9. To continue in identifying the Word. There is one more important title for the Word that is prevalent in the history of Israel and it is ‘the LORD of hosts.’ --- And the following term is used over 35 times in the prophetic book of Jeremiah, “The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel.” --- So ‘the LORD of hosts’ was the voice of God to Israel, through the history and the prophetic books of the OT. --- And the title was there long before John wrote, in John 1:1 ‘and the Word was God.’ We can follow this through to Isaiah 48 where it identifies the Word again as the ‘God of Israel’ in
  10. Continuing with the Law in the New Testament from Matthew 5: Love Your Enemies Matthew 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ --- There is no place in the OT law where this is written ‘hate your enemy,’ but the Pharisees taught this, that you could ‘hate your enemy.’ --- This gave permission to people to hate those who they had arguments or disagreements with, thus causing division. --- (The Pharisees themselves showed hatred.) Jesus goes the other direction to say, “Love your enemies.” --- If the ‘heart attitude' is that
  11. Continuing in John 1: 8 He (John) was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. ---The Greek word for light is φῶς, or φωτός, and is used of the Light in John 1:8-9 Written this way in the Greek: 8 He (John) was not that Light (φῶς), but was sent to bear witness of that Light (φωτός). 9 That was the true Light (φῶς) which gives light to every man coming into the world. On a ‘word study’ it says this word is used for Light (φῶς) in Genesis 1:3 and 4, where this is re
  12. --- To continue with the updating of the laws in Matthew 5: Marriage Is Sacred and Binding Matthew 5:31 “Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery. --- In the Christian marriage vows, it recognizes a marriage as a union made under God and contains the words, “What God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” --- And ends with, “T
  13. To continue with the updating of the OT law in Matthew 5: 5:27 Adultery in the Heart 27 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. --- When it comes to attitudes, if your heart is deceitful or sensual so that you look lustfully at women, then it is the same seed of sin in the heart as adultery. --- So we will be judged for the ‘thoughts and intents’ of the heart, as it says in Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is l
  14. Hi al-Muttaqin 1 Timothy 3:16: “Great is the Mystery of godliness.” --- And there is more mystery revealed concerning the Word (Theos), who was commissioned by God (Theov) to bring in the plan of salvation for mankind, replacing the Old Covenant, that was given through Moses, --- with the New Covenant which came through The Word, and Christ Jesus. As we continue in John 1 we get more information, which needs more explanation. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made
  15. Hi al-Muttaqin To continue with the Greek word Theos. It is used again in John 1:18 “No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten [h]Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” The footnote [h] reads ‘only begotten God.’ The literal Greek wording says, “God (Theov) no man has seen never. The only begotten God (Theos) the one being in the bosom of the Father, that one declared Him. The New International Version says 1:18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him
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