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In God we trust

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in response to reader comment: Keith Williams: What is up front and also the bottom line is the incoherence of the Koran. Part II

Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Nov 12, 2008 at 11:32

Hi Plato,

Yes, God has allowed the devil to do some things but only in accordance to God's will. God moves in mysterious ways and it is hard for us to understand his plan but remember that it is always for the good.

You wrote:

>>Allah permitted the evil one to do his job. The Koran tells you so:

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YUSUFALI: (Iblis) said: "Then, by Thy power, I will put them all in the wrong,- "Except Thy Servants amongst them, sincere and purified (by Thy Grace)."<<

Yes but the key to this was:

"Except Thy Servants amongst them, sincere and purified (by Thy Grace)."

For example a beautiful example in Qur'an is the prophet Job. God allowed the devil to do his worst to Job to prove to us and teach us and test us and build us up and strengthen us up against the evil one. Trust in God. In God we trust means something. God allows mankind to learn-partly by firsthand experience-that the only way of life that will work is the way of life He reveals in His Word, the Qur'an and the Bible. That lesson will not be complete until all of humanity has learned that "every word" of God's revealed instructions is vital to our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. No alternative way of life achieves God's purpose or ultimately leads us to happiness.

And [remember] Job, when he cried out to his Sustainer, "affliction has befallen me: but Thou art the most merciful of the merciful!" Whereupon We responded upon him and removed all the affliction from which he suffered; and We gave him his family, doubling their number as an act of grace from Us, and as a reminder unto all who worship Us.
Qur'an 21:83-84

"Commemorate Our servant Job behold he cried to his Lord: "The Evil One has
afflicted me with distress and suffering"! (The command was given:) "Strike
with thy foot: here is (water) wherein to wash cool and refreshing and
(water) to drink." And We gave him (back) his people and doubled their
number as a Grace from Ourselves and a thing for commemoration for all who
have Understanding."
Quran 38:41-43

O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Deuteronomy 5:29

Submission or surrender to God is a theme especially prominent in Islam, whose name means Submission; but it is also an important theme of all the Abrahamic faiths and other eastern faiths. The virtue of obedience to God is particularly significant in the Abrahamic religions, which envision God as a Person who acts in history and in the lives of individuals. In Eastern religions we also find passages calling us to conform to the will of Heaven and to conform our will to the nature of Ultimate Reality.

O you who believe! Fear God as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam. Qur'an 3.102 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I [Moses] command you this day for your good? Deuteronomy 10.12-13

peace

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