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Allah is never found in the Bible

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I. Allah is never found in the Bible
Contrary to Muslim claims, the word "Allah" is never found in the Bible in either Hebrew and Greek. The closest two words we find are the Hebrew "alah" (which means to curse, mourn or rise, and is never applied to God) and the Hebrew word "Elah" (Strongs 425) which means has been translated either oak or turpentine tree. Isa 6:13. So apart form the superficial similarity in appearance arguing Allah is in the Bible because of similarities, is like saying Mormon is in the Qur'an because it looks like Muslim.The first Arabic translation of the Bible came into existence about the 9th century. Nowhere is the name of Allah found in the Old or New Testament"Oh Ya, Oh Allah, Oh Really?" Islamic apologists like Ahmed Deedat, falsely argue that Allah is a biblical name for God derived from Hallelujah which he initially misspells "Allelujah" then further misspells "AlleluYa". Deedat comments, &quo…

Benny Hinn - Who Is The Holy Spirit?

Knowledge and Understanding

Doesn't the Bible say that knowledge will be "destroyed"? Isn't it "incomplete"? Doesn't it "puff up"? And then there's the "tree of"! But aren't we also told to "look/ask/seek for it and walk in it"?First, we will look at knowledge, wisdom, and understanding as a single issue.How Long Will Knowledge Be Useful?1 Cor 13:8b-12 (Phi) For if there are prophecies they will be fulfilled and done with, if there are "tongues" the need for them will disappear, if there is knowledge it will be swallowed up in truth. For our knowledge is always incomplete and our prophecy is always incomplete, and when the complete comes, that is the end of the incomplete. When I was a little child I talked and felt like a little child. Now that I am a man I am finished with childish things. At present we are men looking at puzzling reflections in a mirror. The time will come when we shall see reality whole and face to face! At prese…

God of the Bible is Not Allah of the Koran

Let us ask ourselves a simple question: Could it be possible that Followers of Jesus Christ and Worshipers of Allah have the same God? According to the impeccable biblical exhibits we now know that the Koran angel Gibreel who appeared to Mohammed is not the same angel Gabriel who appeared several times in the Bible.
Bible: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13) Koran:
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way, The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not …

Does GOD has any Religion?

Did God ever say to Adam and Eve that He has a Religion and/or commanded Adam and his wife to use a certain religion as a means of communicating and worshiping Him? Religion is the service and worship of God or the supernatural, inter-alia, commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance, a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices, a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith, this is according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary.

Adam and Eve were the first to believe in the coming Christ, the Messiah who would destroy the works of the Devil.Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.
They taught their children and grandchildren to call on the name of the Lord: Genesis 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed i…

Jesus of the Bible is not Isa of the Koran

In this thread I will explain the difference between Jesus of the Bible and Isa of the Koran. Please be informed that, according to the God of the Bible, Names are very important in Biblical terms, in contrast, Allah of the Koran never cares much about the names. God used to name people according to their job, title, and calling. In the Old Testament we often see that the Angel of the Lord would tell the parents of the prophet what to name their child, and we see also that God would often change the prophet’s name after a turning point in the prophet’s life. For example, we see it in the life of Abraham, whose name was changed from Abram (Genesis 17:5), as well as many others through the entire Bible. And it was not just during the Old Testament time; we see it in the New Testament, as well, when Jesus changes the name of Simon into Peter (John 1:42).

Christ Jesus the Son of the Living God, was not given His name because it was the name of His grandfather, not even because His earthly …

If Jesus is God, then why did He say the Father was greater than He?

"You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’  If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I,'" (John 14:28). Jesus said the Father was greater than He not because Jesus is not God, but because Jesus was also a man and as a man he was in a lower position.   He was ". . . made for a little while lower than the angels . . ." (Heb. 2:9).  Also in Phil. 2:5-8, it says that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men . . ." Jesus has two natures:  divine and human.  Jesus was not denying that He was God.  He was merely acknowledging the fact that He was also a man.  Jesus is both God and man.  As a man, he was in a lesser position than the Father because he had added to Himself human nature (Col. 2:9) and was made under the Law (Gal. 4:4).  He became a man to die for people (1 Cor. 15:1-4). A comparison of difference of posit…

If Jesus was God, why did He say 'No one is good but God alone'?

It is often claimed by those who reject the deity of Christ that inMark 10:17-22Jesus denies His divinity by rejecting the notion that He is good. It reads as follows:

“As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone. You know the commandments: Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.’ ‘Teacher,’ he declared, ‘all these I have kept since I was a boy.’ Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said. ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’ At this, the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.”

Is Jesus here rebuking the man for calling Him good and thereby denying His deity? No. Rather, He is using a penetrating q…

Jesus and Islam

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Here are six questions that followers of Islam, and others, often ask about Jesus...This will be a very respectful presentation to anyone who wants to know about Jesus. No challenges. And there will be no criticism of any religion, in any way.
Here are six questions answered in this article:
Has the Bible been changed from its original?Does God say that one religion will replace another: Judaism, then Christianity, then Islam?Is it not blasphemy to say God has a Son?Did Jesus die on a cross?If Jesus died on a cross, was God dead for 3 days?Why not view Jesus as a prophet?
1. Jesus and Islam: Is the Bible God's Word? Or has it been changed, or corrupted over time?Just as introduction, here are a few statements found in the Bible: "Until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen will by any means disappear, from the Law until everything has been accomplished."1
The Word of God will not disappear. Everything in it will be accompl…

How an Atheist Found God

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A personal account from an atheist who was convinced no god exists, and what facts led to God.By Marilyn Adamson
I disturbed a lot of religious people by asking, "How do you know God exists?"
Perhaps they were wondering about my motives. Or maybe they had no idea how to answer. Most of their responses were, "Well, you just know."
I wasn't trying to be difficult. But I certainly did not "just know." And I was hoping someone did!
After many months of this, I thought, "Here are the people who say they believe in God, but no one knows why!" It was like learning the truth about Santa Claus. It seemed obvious that God was completely fabricated. Maybe some people needed to believe in God but clearly there was no proof. No objective evidence. I came to the most stark conclusion...God did not actually exist.
I held this belief for years, not expecting it to ever change. But then I met someone who caused me to become interested in the possibility of Go…

Je, Nina wezaje kupokea msamaha wa dhambi toka kwa Mungu?

Matendo ya Mitume 13:38 yasema, “Basi naijulikane kwenu, ndugu zangu ya kuwa kwa huyo mnahubiriwa msamaha wa dhambi.”
Msamaha ni nini na kwanini ninauhitaji?
Neno “samehe” linamaanisha kusafisha nia au jambo nakulifanya kutokuwa na mawaa yoyote, ku achilia, kufutilia mbali deni. Tunapo kosea mtu, huuliza msamaha wao ili tukarudishe uhusiano. Msamaha haupeanwi kwa sababu mtu anastahili kusamehewa. Hakuna anaye stahili kusamehewa. Msamaha ni ishara ya upendo, huruma na neema. Msamaha ni uamuzi wa kutoshikilia jambo ndani yako kinyume cha mtu mwengine, haijalishi amekukosea kiasi gani.
Bibilia inatuambia yakwamba sote tunahitaji msamaha toka kwa Mungu. Sote tumefanya dhambi. Mhubiri 7:20 asema, “Bila shaka hakuna mwanadamu mwenye haki hapa duniani, ambaye afanya mema, asifanye dhambi.” 1Yohana 1:8 asema, “Tukisema kwamba hatuna dhambi, twajidanganya wenyewe, wala kweli haimo mwetu.” Dhambi zote ni kitendo cha uasi kinyume chake Mungu (Zaburi 51:4). Basi kwa hivyo, tunahitaji kwa vyovyote …

Je umeshapata Zawadi ya Uzima wa milele?

Bibilia inaonyesha njia ya wazi ya uzimani.Mwanzo ni sharti tutambue yakwamba tumetenda dhambi kinyume chake Mungu: “Kwasababu wote wamefanya dhambi, na kupungukiwa na utukufu wa Mungu” (Warumi 3:23). Sote tumefanya mambo ambayo hayampendezi Mungu,ambayo yanafanya tustahili adhabu.Kwa kuwa dhambi zetu ziko kinyume kabisa na Mungu aliye uzima wa milele,basi ni adhabu ya milele pekee itoshayo. “Kwa maana mshahara wa dhambi ni mauti,bali karama ya Mungu ni uzima wa milele katika Kristo Yesu Bwana wetu” (Warumi 6:23).
Hata hivyo Yesu Kristo asiyekuwa na dhambi (1 Petro 2:23), mwana wa Mungu alifanyika kuwa mwanadamu (Yohana 1:1,14) na akafa ili kutulipia adhabu. “Bali Mungu aonyesha pendo lake yeye mwenyewe kwetu sisi,kwa kuwa Kristo alikufa kwa ajili yetu,tulipokuwa tungali wenye dhambi” (Warumi 5:8). Yesu Kristo alikufa msalabani (Yohana 19:31-42), kwa kuchukua adhabu ambayo sisi tulistahili (2Wakorintho 5:21). Siku tatu baadaye akafufuka katika wafu (1Wakorintho 15:1-4), kudhihirisha us…

Ni kwa nini uzao wa ubikira ni wa maana?

Funzo la uzao wa ubikira ni la maana sana (Isaya 7:14 Mathayo 1:23; Luka 1:27,34). Kwanza, hebu tuangazie vile bibilia inavyo lieleza swala la uzao wa ubikira. Kulingana na swali la Mariamu, “Litakuwaje neno hili?” (Luka 1:34), Gabrieli anasema, “Roho Mtakatifu atakujilia juu yako, na nguvu zake Aliye juu zitakufunika kama kivuli; kwa sababu hiyo hicho kitakachozaliwa kitaitwa kitakatifu, Mwana wa Mungu” (Luka 1:35). Malaika alimtia moyo Zekaria isiwe na hofu mchukue Mariamu kama mke wako kwa maneno haya: “mimba aliyoibeba ni kwa uwezo wa Roho Mtakatifu” (Mathayo 1:18). Wagalatia 4:4 pia yafunza juu ya uzao wa ubikira “Mungu alimtuma Mwanawe ambaye amezaliwa na mwanamke.”
Kutoka kwa ukurasa huu, ni kweli kwamba kuzaliwa kwa Yesu kulikuwa kwa Roho Mtakatifu uliofanya kazi ndani ya Mariamu. Roho usio na mwili na mwili (tumbo ya Mariamu) vyote viliusika. Mariamu hangeweza kujitia mimba, kwa hali hiyo alitumika kama “chombo” ni Mungu pekee angeweza kutenda muujiza wa mwili na kuchukua ule…

Je Yesu alienda kuzumuni kati ya kifo chake na kufufuka?

Kuna kuchanganyikiwa kwingi kuhusu swali hili. Mwelekeo watoka kwa mafunzo ya mitume kumi na wawili ambao wasema, “alishuka kuzumuni.” Kuna maandiko machache ambayo kulingana na vile yametafsiriwa yanaelezea juu ya Yesu kuenda kuzimuni. Kwa kulichanganua swala hili, ni muimu kwanza kuelewa chenye Bibilia inafunza kuusu ulumwengu wa wafu.

Katika bibilia ya Kiibrania neno ambalo limetumika kuelezea ulimwengu wa wafu ni sheol. Linamaanisha “mahali pa wafu” au “mahali pa roho/mioyo iliyotuacha” Neno la kigiriki katika Agano Jipiya limetumika kusimamia ni “kuzumuni” ambalo pia lamaanisha “mahali pa wafu” maandiko mengine katika Agano Jipiya yanaonyesha kuwa “kuzumu” ni mahali pa muda, ambapo roho zinawekwa zinapongoja ufufuo na hukumu ya mwisho. Ufunuo 20:11-15 unatupa tofauti halisi kati ya maneno hayo mawili kifungoni (sheol) na kuzumuni (hades). Jehanamu (ziwa la moto) ni mahali pa kudumu na hukumu ya mwisho kwa wanaoangamia. Kuzimuni ni mahali pa muda. Kwa hivyo, la! hasha Yesu hakuenda…

Yesu alikuwa wapi katika siku tatu toka siku ile ya kufa mpaka kufufuka?

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Kama Yesu alivyotabiri, alisalitiwa na mmoja wa wafuasi wake, Yuda Iscariot, na alikamatwa. Katika shitaka la kufedhehesha chini ya Gavana wa Kirumi, Pontio Pilato, alitiwa hatia ya uhaini na alilaaniwa kufa kwenye msalaba wa mbao. Kabla ya kupigiliwa misumari msalabani, Yesu alipigwa kwa ukatili kwa mjeledi wenye mifupa vyuma ambao ulinyofoa nyama. Alisukumwasukumwa, alipigwa mateke, na alitemewa mate. Yesu akamwambia (mwizi aliyetubu) Amini nakwambia, leo utakuwa pamoja paradiso .
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Luka 23:39 Mmoja wa wale wahalifu waliotundikwa msalabani, alimtukana akisema: "Je, si kweli kwamba wewe ndiwe Kristo? Basi, jiokoe mwenyewe, utuokoe na sisi pia." 40 Lakini yule mhalifu mwingine akamkemea mwenzake akisema: "Wewe humwogopi Mungu hata kidogo? Wewe umepata adhabu hiyohiyo. 41 Wewe na mimi tunastahili, maana haya ni malipo ya yale tuliyotenda. Lakini mtu huyu hakufanya chochote kibaya." 42 Kisha akasema, "Ee Yesu! Unikumbuke wakati utakapoingia katika ufalme wako.&qu…

Where Do We Go When We Die?

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Because he is the only one who died and came back to life on the third day, Jesus knows more about death than everyone who has speculated about what happens after we die. Even near-death experiences do not tell the whole story.
BelieversJesus told the dying thief on the cross next to him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43) Jesus told his disciples, "I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." (John 14:3). So, believers go to be with Jesus when they die.
Non-believersJesus told a parable about a rich man who was a non-believer. "The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away." (Luke 16:22-23) Jesus also said, "And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where 'their worm does not die, and the fire is …