By: Shannon Abulnasr © 2017 Dawahmaterials.com
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Acts 10:42 “He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.”
Does God need to appoint another to do his work? Does he need help? Shouldn’t God be all powerful to not need help of another? This also shows that this ability was given to him, and that he didn’t have it before. This verse also contradicts John 8:49-50 where Jesus says that only God can judge.
Isaiah 11:2-3 “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear.”
Does the ‘spirit of the Lord’ rest on himself? Does God need to fear himself? Is the Spirit the judge, or Jesus or God? (Lots of contradictions exist below about who is the judge).
John 5:22 “Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son”
God is giving Jesus authority to judge, and states that God judges no one. So, if that is the case, then how can they be the same entity?
John 5:26-27 “For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man.” (See also John 5:30 and John 6:27 )
Here we see that God gave son of MAN authority to execute judgment. Only God has the authority to give another authority, so does God need to give himself authority if he is the source of authority?
John 5:30 “By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.”
Jesus is saying he can’t do anything, that his judgment is from God, not himself.
John 6:27 “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."
It states God ‘gave’ Jesus approval, therefore it wasn’t Jesus’ to begin with.
John 8:16 “But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.”
Jesus declares that when he does judge, it is only because of the will and guidance of God that sent him - that God stands by him in approval. Does God send himself and support himself?
John 8:49-50 “Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. “But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.”
Jesus says he is not seeking his own glory, therefore, God and his glory are not the same. He also is stating that only God judges.
John 14:10 “Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.”
Jesus is doing only what God says “through him’.
John 15:10 “If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love.”
Here Jesus is commanding people to obey him, without mentioning it is the commands of God directly, but he kept God’s commands, so basically it is a command to follow God’s commands.
Luke 23:34 “Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”
Jesus is saying he needs God to forgive them, so if he was given authority to judge, why can’t he just do it himself. This contradicts the other verses in this section.
Mark 2:10 “But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." So he said to the man.”
Jesus is called son of MAN, and also that he has authority to forgive sins. However this contradicts Luke 23:34 .
Qur’an 3:55 “[Mention] when Allah said, "O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allah alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.”
Allah saved Jesus and raised him to heaven, because he had promised him that he would never allow harm to come to him, saving him from the torture and the crucifixion. Allah says that he (Allah) will be the judge.
Qur’an 4:171 “O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not "Trinity": desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.”
Allah is not having a trinity, as he does not need help. Jesus was a messenger (given the word of God) and prophet. Allah is one without partners, nor does he have a son. Allah is the judge/disposer of all affairs, and does not need help.
Qur’an 5:76 “Say, "Do you worship besides Allah that which holds for you no [power of] harm or benefit while it is Allah who is the Hearing, the Knowing?"
Anything that is worshipped other than Allah is of no use, and does not benefit you. Allah is the judge of all things. Allah is the only one that is all-hearing, and all-knowing.
Qur’an 5:116 “And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, "O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?'" He will say, "Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen.”
On Judgment Day, Allah will have Jesus testify about what he taught mankind, and Jesus will tell them that he never told anyone to worship him or his mother. He admits that he does not know all, and that only Allah knows all.
Qur’an 6:102 “That is Allah, your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things.”
There is no deity – only Allah. He does not need help in managing anything. (Meaning no helpers or other forms of Allah)
Qur’an 6:100-103 “To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: How can He have a son when He hath no consort? He created all things, and He hath full knowledge of all things. That is Allah, your Lord! there is no god but He, the Creator of all things: then worship ye Him: and He hath power to dispose of all affairs. No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.”
This verse tells us many things: 1- Allah does not have a son. 2- Allah knows all things and sees all things. 3- There is no deity but Allah. 4- Allah is the judge of all affairs. 5- No one can see God (in this Earthly life). 6- He is above comprehension, meaning that Allah is nothing like anything we can imagine.
Qur’an 59:23-24 “He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”
Allah is the only deity there is, perfect, all-powerful, superior in every way, and nothing is comparable to him, and everything belongs to him.
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