Allah and Elohim -
Are they the Same God? Part 21
your father and your mohter!
Exodus 20:12, "Honor your father and your mother,
that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God
is giving you."
is one of the commandments of God which God gave to Moses. Out of
the ten commandments this is one. How much importance God gave to
relationship and family life. Family life is instituted by God and
God wants that our homes may be God centered with godly children
who fear God. And in this commandment God says to children, "honor
your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the
land which the LORD your God is giving you."
tells us about the sons of priest Eli in 1 Sam 2:12, "Now the
sons of Eli were corrupt; they did not know the LORD." And
further the Bible says that they used to take the meat which were
to be offered to God. They lay with the women who assembled at the
door of the tabernacle of meeting. When Eli heard all these things,
he tried to tell them that it is not right. But they did not heed
to the voice of their father as we read in 1 Sam 2:25 "If one
man sins against another, God will judge him. But if a man sins
against the LORD, who will intercede for him?" Nevertheless
they did not heed the voice of their father, because the LORD desired
to kill them."
of Eli did not heed to the voice of their father but they did what
they wanted and we see the consequences of their sin. They had no
blessing in their lives and they died a miserable death. Bible tells
us that the Israelites fought with Philistine and could not prevail
against them and the ark of God was captured; and the two sons of
Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died. Also we read further that when Eli
heard all these things and heard that the Ark of God was captured,
he fell from his seat and died. Not only that, his daughter-in-law,
Phinehas' wife who was with child and due to be delivered; when
she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her
father-in-law and her husband were dead, she also died.
see the consequences due to the sin of Eli's sons how God's judgment
came upon the whole family just because they did not obey their
father. Yes, my friend God wants you to raise your children in His
fear and in discipline so that they obey their parents. And when
it happens His blessings will come upon you and your children. He
will give long life and satisfy with all goodness.
when we come to Quran we see that the pattern of marriage is changed
in Quran. Instead of marrying one woman, Quran says that you can
marry 4 women and keep as many concubines as we read in
4:3 If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the
orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if
ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then
only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will
be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.
is no longer a sacred act according to Quran as Allah gave permission
to marry more than one woman. When marriage is not a sacred act
and not between one man and one woman then how the children will
obey their parents?
of the Bible gave clear instruction saying, "that you must
honor your mother and father so that you may live long in the land
which He gives you." But we find that in Quran that there is
no instruction of honoring mother and father. We read a few of the
commandments in this Quranic verses but still there is no sign of
the commandment of honoring our mother and father.
That Is To Be Examined, Examining Her
60:12 O Prophet! When believing women come to thee to take the oath
of fealty to thee, that they will not associate in worship any other
thing whatever with Allah, that they will not steal, that they will
not commit adultery (or fornication), that they will not kill their
children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging
falsehood, and that they will not disobey thee in any just matter,-
then do thou receive their fealty, and pray to Allah for the forgiveness
(of their sins): for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allah is the same God of the Bible then the question is, "why
Allah did not give this commandment which He gave to Moses written
by His own finger?" Did He forget what He gave to His people
a few centuries back? Why He should change the pattern of marriage?
In my opinion there is no other reason but Allah is not Elohim/Yahweh
God who gave commandments for our benefit and for our blessings.
But Allah tried to destroy and tear off our family lives. Allah
tried to make division among husband and wife and children. So Allah
is in no way God of the Bible.
Allah or Elohim - Are they same
God? Part -1 to 22
3 God or 1 God?