SCIENCE IS ELIMINATING MODELS OF GOD BUT NOT GOD Francis Bacon, the famous philosopher, has rightly said that a little knowledge of science makes man an atheist, but an in-depth study of science makes him a believer in God. Scientists today are eliminating models of God, but they are not eliminating God. If you translate this into Arabic, it is La illaha illal la, There is no god, (god with a small ‘g’ that is fake god) but God (with a capital ‘G’). Surah Fussilat: "Soon We will show them our signs in the (farthest) regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all things?" [Al-Quran 41:53]

In the Old Testament too, this spiritual “father and son” relationship is made quite clear to any sincere seeker of the Truth: “HAVE WE NOT ALL ONE FATHER? HATH NOT GOD CREATED US?” - (MALACHI 2:10) Why is “son of God” interpreted literally for Jesus (pbuh), yet figuratively in the case of Prophet David (pbuh), where God addresses him as follows: “THOU ART MY SON, THIS DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN THEE.” – (PSALMS 2:7)

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The Muslim accepts that Jesus Christ (pbuh) is the “son of God” in the metaphorical sense. In the terminology of the Bible, any righteous man of God who submits to the Will of God is a “son of God”. Did not Jesus (pbuh) say: “…AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.” – (MATTHEW 5:16) Here Jesus (pbuh) did not say “my Father”, indicating that “father” and “son” are not to be taken literally. Begetting a son is an animal act belonging to the lower animal functions of sex. How can we attribute such a lowly quality to God? Jesus (pbuh) also said: “BLESSED ARE THE PEACE-MAKERS FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF GOD.” – (MATTHEW 5:9) “I ASCEND UNTO MY FATHER AND YOUR FATHER, MY GOD AND YOUR GOD.” – (JOHN 20:16)

LET’S GET SERIOUS ABOUT GOING TO HEAVEN ! Just ponder for a moment. Would it not be injustice on God’s part to let an innocent one suffer for the wicked deeds of millions of sinners? A king lets his beloved son, the innocent prince, die a gruesome death just so that he can gain an excuse to allow the wicked criminals in his castle dungeons to go free. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Secondly, if according to the Christian Doctrine of Atonement, only those who accept Jesus (pbuh) as their saviour will go to heaven, then what about the billions of Believers who lived before the time of Jesus Christ? What about great prophets of God like Abraham (pbuh), Moses (pbuh), Joseph (pbuh), Noah (pbuh) etc. who never even knew Jesus (pbuh)? Furthermore, all the Prophets believed salvation to be found in only 2 things:

(1) Faith in God’s Oneness and

(2) Submission to His commandments – precisely what Islam teaches! Thirdly, this belief in Atonement is often the cause of much moral decline in society. One who believes that he/she is living on grace, would not fear God, and would therefore commit more evil deeds than one who believes that disobeying God’s Law can lead to punishment in this world and in the next life. Fourthly, one who believes that there is no salvation except through Atonement is really insulting God’s beautiful qualities of Mercy and Forgiveness. One then implies that God was lacking in Mercy (God forbid!) hence He was unable to forgive a sinner who asked for forgiveness. In contrast, Islam teaches that even a Believer’s lifetime of disobedience is immediately forgiven when he/she sincerely repents. Satan will however, urge us to delay our repentance and procrastinate, until Death arrives – for then it is too late! LET’S GET SERIOUS ABOUT GOING TO HEAVEN ! Just ponder for a moment. Would it not be injustice on God’s part to let an innocent one suffer for the wicked deeds of millions of sinners? A king lets his beloved son, the innocent prince, die a gruesome death just so that he can gain an excuse to allow the wicked criminals in his castle dungeons to go free. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Secondly, if according to the Christian Doctrine of Atonement, only those who accept Jesus (pbuh) as their saviour will go to heaven, then what about the billions of Believers who lived before the time of Jesus Christ? What about great prophets of God like Abraham (pbuh), Moses (pbuh), Joseph (pbuh), Noah (pbuh) etc. who never even knew Jesus (pbuh)? Furthermore, all the Prophets believed salvation to be found in only 2 things: (1) Faith in God’s Oneness and (2) Submission to His commandments – precisely what Islam teaches! Thirdly, this belief in Atonement is often the cause of much moral decline in society. One who believes that he/she is living on grace, would not fear God, and would therefore commit more evil deeds than one who believes that disobeying God’s Law can lead to punishment in this world and in the next life. Fourthly, one who believes that there is no salvation except through Atonement is really insulting God’s beautiful qualities of Mercy and Forgiveness. One then implies that God was lacking in Mercy (God forbid!) hence He was unable to forgive a sinner who asked for forgiveness. In contrast, Islam teaches that even a Believer’s lifetime of disobedience is immediately forgiven when he/she sincerely repents. Satan will however, urge us to delay our repentance and procrastinate, until Death arrives – for then it is too late! Just ponder for a moment. Would it not be injustice on God’s part to let an innocent one suffer for the wicked deeds of millions of sinners? A king lets his beloved son, the innocent prince, die a gruesome death just so that he can gain an excuse to allow the wicked criminals in his castle dungeons to go free. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Secondly, if according to the Christian Doctrine of Atonement, only those who accept Jesus (pbuh) as their saviour will go to heaven, then what about the billions of Believers who lived before the time of Jesus Christ? What about great prophets of God like Abraham (pbuh), Moses (pbuh), Joseph (pbuh), Noah (pbuh) etc. who never even knew Jesus (pbuh)? Furthermore, all the Prophets believed salvation to be found in only 2 things: (1) Faith in God’s Oneness and (2) Submission to His commandments – precisely what Islam teaches! Thirdly, this belief in Atonement is often the cause of much moral decline in society. One who believes that he/she is living on grace, would not fear God, and would therefore commit more evil deeds than one who believes that disobeying God’s Law can lead to punishment in this world and in the next life. Fourthly, one who believes that there is no salvation except through Atonement is really insulting God’s beautiful qualities of Mercy and Forgiveness. One then implies that God was lacking in Mercy (God forbid!) hence He was unable to forgive a sinner who asked for forgiveness. In contrast, Islam teaches that even a Believer’s lifetime of disobedience is immediately forgiven when he/she sincerely repents. Satan will however, urge us to delay our repentance and procrastinate, until Death arrives – for then it is too late! Please "like" and "share" for the benefit of others and share in the rewards of Dawah

 

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