Thursday, 24 August 2017
God's Providence Vs. Allah's
In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ pointed out god's kindness to even unthankful people. Matthew 5:45 (KJV) says, "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."
But sura 2:172 says, "O you who believe! Eat of the good things
We have provided for you, and give thanks to Allah, if it is Him that you serve."
Our God doesn't have a fast-burning fuse either. Joel 2:13 (KJV) says, "And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil."
But take note of sura 2:201-202 which reads, "And among them is he who says, 'Our Lord, give us goodness in this world, and goodness in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.' These will have a share of what they have earned. Allah is swift in reckoning."
How nice it is that 2 Peter 3:9 (KJV) assures us, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
This is one verse I will love to add to my next book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? The Qu'ran claims that Allah is merciful but it contradicts itself. Properly understood, the scriptures don't.