Allah and Elohim - Are
they the Same Go? - Part 18
You Shall not bear false witness
Exodus 20:16, "You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbor."
is one of the commandments out of Ten Commandments which God gave
to Moses that is, 'you shall not bear false witness against your
neighbor.' And we read in Proverbs 6:19, "A false witness who
speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren." And
also in Proverbs 12:17, "He who speaks truth declares righteousness,
But a false witness, deceit."
Genesis to Revelation the Bible tells us that we humans are sinners
and that we need forgiveness of our sins or salvation of our souls.
God gave Moses the Laws and when the Israelites used to sacrifice
lamb or bull on the altar and when they repented from their sins,
God forgave their sins as we read in Psalms 32:5, "I acknowledged
my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, "I
will confess my transgressions to the LORD," And You forgave
the iniquity of my sin. Selah" and also in Psalms 78:38, "But
He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, And did not
destroy them. Yes, many a time He turned His anger away, And did
not stir up all His wrath;"
we read in New Testament that Jesus came to fulfill the Law. He
says in Matthew 5:17, "Do not think that I came to destroy
the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill."
Jesus came to fulfill the Law and He did exactly that, by offering
Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the whole humanity. He came
to this world as the Lamb of God and shed His precious blood on
the cruel cross and gave Himself for us.
Bible tells us that no man/woman is pure or holy except Jesus who
was God Himself. Every man has sinned and there is a consequence
for sin. If our sins are not forgiven before we leave this world,
then we have to face hell fire. That's the only option left for
those who never turn to God. But if we want to escape death our
sins must be forgiven.
Quran rejects the great work of salvation on the cross and also
salvation through blood sacrifice. Muslims believe that they are
pure because they are born in a Muslim family. Many a times Muslims
say that they do not believe in original sin but they are pure because
Allah has programmed in them to be pure and do pure things. But
is it reality? I asked them if it is true then why Muslims sin or
why they are not living a perfect and pure life? And if Allah programmed
in a person to live in purity then he/she should actually be a pure
person otherwise there is some problem in Allah's programming.
God did not make us like a robot. He gave us free will so that we
may choose ourselves good or evil. He gave us choice and that is
the reason why Moses said in Deuteronomy 30:19 to choose life as
we read here, "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against
you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing;
therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;"
choose life and blessings we need to repent from our sins and turn
to God who can give us life with purity and blessings. But by saying
that Jesus never died on the cross or by saying that there is no
need of blood sacrifice, Mohammed rejected the great plan of Salvation
of Yahweh which was possible only through the Blood of Jesus. And
by saying this, he bore a false witness and broke one of the commandments
of the God of the Bible. Not only that, by saying this Mohammed
deceived many and by saying this he blasphemed God. So obviously
Allah is not the same God of the Bible who made a WAY for the SALVATION
Allah or Elohim - Are they same
God? Part -1 to 22
3 God or 1 God?