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OK ... OK ... I GIVE UP ... JESUS IS ALLAH ... WHO WILL AGREE WITH ME???

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Submitted by Oliver (United States), Feb 17, 2008 at 17:06

HE HE HE ... I WAS ONLY KIDDING!!! ... GOT YA!!!!

Look - if I were to say "Man, you are screwed up!" Whom would you think I was speaking to? You or someone else? Obviously someone else, because you could never be screwed up - HE HE HE.

Now - if I were to say "Oliver, you are screwed up!" In this case you would have no (well maybe less of a) problem in identifying the person spoken to and you would also have no problem agreeing with the statement - HE HE HE.

Hebrew is the original language of the Tanakh, which includes the Torah and the Writings that are Holy in Judaism.

Greek is the original language of the New Testament, which includes the Gospels and the Writings that are Holy in Christianity. Christianity also 'accepts' the Tanakh as Holy Scripture.

Arabic is the original language of the Quran, the Sira and the Sunnah, which are the writings that are mostly considered Holy in Islam.

I read and write only English - so - when I speak (write) about words in either of these other languages I must use 'transliteration' to accomplish my task. This process in itself can cause confusion and even mis-communication - however, it is what it is.

In the Tanakh, the ALMIGHTY revealed His NAME to Moses and declared this is His eternal NAME, His Memorial NAME for all generations. His NAME (in English letters) is YHWH. When Moses brought the people to Sinai to receive the LAW from YHWH, one of the first 'commandments' was not to misuse the NAME of the ALMIGHTY (YHWH). Over time, in an effort to never misuse the NAME of the ALMIGHTY, the Jews stopped pronouncing His NAME completely and reverted to the use of the word Adonai, which means Lord or Master. Also, in the Tanakh, there is a word for (any) god that is used in a 'generic' sense to refer to the ALMIGHTY. This word is El, or Eloh(im) - this word is NOT the NAME of (any) god nor of the ALMIGHTY. It is 'generic' in nature and often refers to powerful entities, either spiritual or physical, dieties, angels and even men. Again, this is NOT the NAME of the ALMIGHTY but it is used as part of a 'title' for the ALMIGHTY i.e.: 'God Most High' or 'the LORD God' [El / Eloh(im) = God]

In the New Testament (NT), you will never find a Greek 'transliteration' of the NAME of the ALMIGHTY - because the authors of the NT were either Jews or individuals heavily influenced by thier Jewish compatriots - and the Jews had simply stopped using His NAME completely - they used the Greek word Kurios which means Lord or Master instead (LXX). Now in the NT there is a word for (any) god that is used in a 'generic' sense to refer to the ALMIGHTY. This word is theos - this word is NOT the NAME of (any) god nor of the ALMIGHTY. It is 'generic' in nature and is used to refer to (any) god, Satan (the god of this world) and ALSO the ALMIGHTY. Again, this is NOT the NAME of the ALMIGHTY but it is used as part of a 'title' for the ALMIGHTY i.e.: 'the Son of God'. [Theos = God]

In Arabia, during the centuries preceeding the rise of Islam, the 'Arabs' worshipped a pantheon of gods - the chief of which was a god whose NAME IS ALLAH. When Mohammad brought forth Islam he declared that the NAME of the one true God of Islam was Allah - "There is no God but Allah" - oddly enough this one true God of Islam has the same NAME as the false chief god of the Arabian pantheon of gods - Allah. Go figure?!? In any case, in the Quran there is a word for (any) god that could be used in a 'generic' sense to refer to the ALMIGHTY. This word is ilah - this word is NOT the NAME of (any) god nor of the ALMIGHTY nor of the one true God of Islam. It is 'generic' in nature and is used to refer to (every) god who is NOT the one true God of Islam. I do not know if it (ilah) is used in any of the so-called 99 names (titles) of Allah. [ilah = God]

In English, I must express the NAMES of the 'Gods' of the above [3] religions as 'transliterations'. So, the NAME of the Hebrew God = YHWH - the NAME of the Christian God = "the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" - the NAME of the God of Islam = Allah. Let me go on record as being in FULL AGREEMENT with the government (and Muslims) of Malaysia about the distribution of 'Arabic Bibles' that misuse the NAME of the God of Islam in the Holy Literature of other religions. I am absolutely - positively - diametrically opposed to the mis-translation of 'generic' references to the ALMIGHTY in the Tanakh and NT with the NAME of the God of Islam.

With that being said (as clearly as I am able) it does not answer the question posed in the title of the article, which is "IS ALLAH GOD" - the answer is, of course, YES - ALLAH IS THE GOD OF ISLAM. However, Allah is NOT the God of Judaism nor is it the God of Christianity. This is so obvious - it isn't worth an arguement.

Secularists want to 'lump' all of the above religions into one 'stew-pot' called Abrahamic Religions but that does a great dis-service to an individual known as 'the Friend of God'. May the true and living God bless him for all eternity.

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