and Elohim - Are they the same God? Part 11
3:6, "For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are
not consumed, O sons of Jacob."
Bible says that Yahweh
God is unchanging and when we come to New Testament we read about
Jesus that He is the same yesterday,
today, and forever. (Hebrews13: 8)
But when we come to Quran which is called Last Testament
or last revelation by Muslims, we see that Allah, Allah's word,
Allah's promises and Allah's qualities are changing. Why should
there be any change if the God of the Bible and Allah who sent Quran
are the same God? Bible
says that God is unchanging, let us look from the Bible and Quran
about this quality of God and Allah.
He does not change in anything:
Many centuries have come and gone and of course world
is not the same as it was in the beginning.
Just after 20 or 30 years if you visit the same place where
you grew up, you will wonder whether you are at the same place.
Everything is changing rapidly.
Science and modern technology has transformed old-fashioned
things but there is only one thing that is not changing i.e. God
of the Bible. It is His quality that He does not change.
He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
What He was in the beginning today also He is the
same. There is no change in Him even a bit.
If He could walk with Adam in the Garden of Eden
then He can walk with us today also. If He could walk with Moses
and the Israelites then He can walk with us today also. If He could
talk to Abraham and be his friend, then He can talk with us and
can be our friend today also.
If He could wipe away the tears and heal the broken hearted
people then, He can do the same today also.
Why? Because He is not changing but remains the same forever.
But when we come to Quran and Hadith we see that
Mohammed declared himself to be Last prophet and Quran as last revelation.
In his last sermon he said, "O
People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new
faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand
my words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the
Quran and my example, the Sunnah, and if you follow these you will
never go astray."
By declaring this, Mohammed declared that God is
dead because God will never speak again nor send His prophets or
apostles. By declaring
this, Mohammed blasphemed God and by saying this he made the "unchanging"
God as "changed".
But I want to tell you that it is possible that Mohammed
is correct in his prediction because Allah and the God of the Bible
are not the same God. God
of the Bible is an unchanging God and that's why the Bible says
in 1 John 4:1-2, "Beloved,
do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they
are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses
that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,"
So God of the Bible never said that He will send
a some Last prophet but He said that we will come across both true
and false prophets but we have to test every spirit and know whether
they are from God or not.
His qualities are
From Genesis to Revelation we see that God of the
Bible wants to have fellowship with us.
He always came seeking human.
When Adam and Eve sinned, He came searching for them.
Why? He longs to have fellowship with us.
And we read in New Testament that Jesus being God came down
seeking us who are lost in sin. He came to rescue us from our sins
and to give us eternal life.
But when we come to Quran we see that Allah has no
interest in us to have fellowship with us. Even the founder of Islam
could not see Allah or hear his voice while all the prophets of
the Bible heard the voice of God of the Bible and saw Him. Even those who were not prophets heard
and saw God according to the Bible.
And Jesus said in Matthew 5:8, "Blessed
are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." But this quality
is not seen in Quran. Why? There is only one reason, "Allah
is not Elohim, Allah is not Yahweh, God of the Bible."
His Word is not Changing:
Jesus said in Matthew 5:18, "For assuredly, I say to you,
till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no
means pass from the law till all is fulfilled."
Also the Bible says in Psalms 105:8, "He
remembers His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for
a thousand generations,"
I heard Muslims say, "Bible is changed or corrupted. There are many versions of the Bible
and it is rewritten by Church Fathers again and again that's why
Allah sent uncorrupted word through Mohammed ."
But is it reality? Of course not! Bible is the only
book in the whole world which is unchanged.
Many books, philosophy and many thoughts came and are gone.
Many good writers came and are gone, but Bible is the only
book which is standing still from generation to generation and ages
to ages. Latest discoveries
have proved that Bible is accurate and unchanged. They found all the books of Old Testament
except Esther in Dead Sea scrolls. When they examined it and saw,
they were surprised to see the accuracy of the Biblical books which
were written more than 2000 years ago.
Yes, Bible has not changed nor is it corrupted but
it is still standing according to His word in Isaiah 40:8, "The grass withers, the flower
fades, But the word of our God stands forever."
But when we come to Quran we see that the message
of the Bible which was spoken and written by prophets and apostles
are not conveyed in Quran as Quran conveys a totally different message.
There is no mention of Salvation through blood shed in sacrifice
which was the Law given to Moses and Jesus came and fulfilled that
law by His own sacrifice. But Quran says that, salvation depends
on good works and mercy of Allah while the Bible says that Salvation
and forgiveness of sin is available for everyone and we need not
to earn our salvation by our good works but Jesus paid it in full
and it is freely available.
There is no mention of eternal life in Quran which is only
possible through Jesus Christ as Jesus said in John
14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes
to the Father except through Me."
Does not it clearly say that Mohammed conveyed a
different message that has no match with the message of the Bible?
It shows that Mohammed wasn't the prophet of
Elohim and again it shows that Allah is not the God of the Bible
because Bible is the unchanged word of God but the message in Quran
is totally different. God
cannot change His word half way. So obviously Allah is not Elohim
or Yahweh, God of the Bible.
His promises are not changing:
God promised to send Messiah to take away our sins
and He fulfilled His promise when He sent His only begotten Son
to this world to die for our sins (Isaiah
He came in this world and shed His precious blood
on the cruel cross so that we may never be in sin.
Again Jesus promised to send Holy Spirit and He fulfilled
His promise and sent His Holy Spirit after ascending to heaven.
Acts 2:1-4, "When
the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord
in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from
heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house
where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided
tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to
speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."
Muslims claim that Mohammed and angel Gabriel is
the Holy Spirit but I want to make it clear here that Holy Spirit
is neither Mohammed nor angel Gabriel. Holy Spirit is not human
but the spirit of God Himself.
It is called Ruwach
in Hebrew and Pneuma
in Greek. I took the definition of these two
words from lexicon
mind, spirit, Spirit of God, the third person of the triune God,
the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son
We can see that Holy Spirit is not human and so Mohammed
cannot be Holy Spirit and angel Gabriel also cannot be Holy Spirit
because Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God.
Angel is angel, angel cannot be Spirit of God.
And more than that when Jesus was about to leave
this world He said to His disciples, John 16:13-14, "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come,
He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own
authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell
you things to come. He
will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it
Again Jesus said in John 14:16-17,
"And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another
Helper, that He may abide with you forever; "the Spirit of
truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him
nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will
be in you.
Jesus promised to send "Spirit of Truth"
who will abide with
us always. Mohammed is not the Spirit of Truth
because he is dead and gone but Spirit
of Truth (Holy Spirit) is still alive and comes and dwells in us when we invite Him in our
Yes, His promises
are not changing but when we come to Quran we see that the promises
are changed. Quran denies the death of Messiah
on the cross and that is why there is no salvation in Islam.
And that is the reason why Allah promised hell fire and then
Judgment to his followers. Quran denies the promise of Holy Spirit
made by Jesus and hence they reject the comforter who was sent by
Jesus to be with us always and to lead us in whole Truth. So again
it proves that Allah is not the god of the Bible.
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