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Submitted by Oliver (United States), Jan 22, 2008 at 23:08

TAJ … I have [5] English translations of the Quran in .pdf format [Ahmed Ali - The Noble Quran – Pickthal – Shakir - Yusuf Ali] of these only Ahmed Ali translates the Arabic for Allah as God in English, all the others simply use Allah – undoubtedly out of respect for the ‘name of God'. It is at this point that all your astute argument stumbles – it is the assertion of Mohammad that the ‘name of God' = The God. The ‘name of God' (the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, the God of Moses, etc.) for Jews and Christians alike is not The God – the ‘name of God' for Jews and Christians alike is YHWH.

The words that Jews and Christians use to refer to The Deity Whose Name is YHWH are not to be confused with His Eternal Name – a name never used or even thought of by Mohammad. Why? Because Jews and Christians address The Deity Whose Name is YHWH as LORD. The Jews say Adonai in Hebrew or Kurios in Greek [LXX] and Christians follow their example – the word Kurios in the Greek NT always refers to either The Father or The Son – thus ‘Jesus is LORD'.

Rev 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" Let everyone who hears this say, "Come!" Let everyone who is thirsty come! Let anyone who wants the water of life take it as a gift!

Rev 22:20 The one who is testifying to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon!"

Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! [Maranatha]

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