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Praise God for Qur'an 3:54 (being a believer is more reasonable than being an unbeliever)

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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Dec 19, 2008 at 14:44

Hi,

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And (then unbelievers) plotted and planned, and God too planned, and the best of planners is God. (Qur'an 3:54)

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This verse is telling us that "Whomever GOD wills to guide, He renders his chest wide open to Submission. And whomever He wills to send astray, He renders his chest intolerant and straitened, like one who climbs towards the sky. GOD thus places a curse upon those who refuse to believe. [Q6:125]"

They did not believe the truth of Jesus(PBUH) message and tried to deceive people with their evil plan but God allowed them to be deceived in the process. Bad things are consequences of our own deeds (Q42:30, Q64:11), though God is the doer of everything (Q8:17). God created the fire to serve us, but you can decide to put your finger in it. We thus hurt our own selves. In this world we don't feel the direct repercussions when we steep out of God's kingdom thus we can end up destroying our souls while we are unaware.

[Q4:79] Anything good that happens to you is from GOD, and anything bad that happens to you is from you. We have sent you as a messenger to the people, and GOD suffices as witness.

Here are a couple of verses to show that God is telling us in the Qur'an and in the Bible why he would do that.

Proverbs 30:5 (also 1 Sam 15:29, Heb 6:18, Titus 1:2)

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

To Be Protected From Satan

[23:97] Say, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whispers of the devils.

[23:98] "And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me."

I have experienced this and am a witness that the devils will flee if you submit and seek refuge with God.

1 Kings 22:20-23 (also 2 Chron 18:19-22)

And the LORD said, "Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?"

One suggested this, and another that. Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, "I will entice him."

"By what means?" the LORD asked.

"I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets," he said.

"You will succeed in enticing him," said the LORD. "Go and do it."

So now the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you.

Jeremiah 4:10

Then I said, "Ah, Sovereign LORD, how completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, 'You will have peace,' when the sword is at our throats."

Jeremiah 20:7

O LORD, you deceived me, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.

Ezekiel 14:7-9

When any Israelite or any alien living in Israel separates himself from me and sets up idols in his heart and puts a wicked stumbling block before his face and then goes to a prophet to inquire of me, I the LORD will answer him myself. I will set my face against that man and make him an example and a byword. I will cut him off from my people. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

And if the prophet is enticed to utter a prophecy, I the LORD have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel.

Jeremiah 8:8

How can you say, "We are wise, for we have the law of the LORD," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?

Do you see a pattern??? God first encourages the believers to counter evil works with good works and then tells us to seek refuge in God. Because these are the times that we need God the most, remember God's servant Job? These are also the times when Satan is going to try his utmost to try to drive a wedge. This is part of the test and trials to build us up. Satan has open range on all people "Except those among (God's worshipers who are devoted absolutely to (Him) alone." Q15:40, 38:83. So by imploring God and seeking refuge in God alone we can overcome the temptation, the weaknesses, the bad sinful habits. Islam is the best way for me because submission to God and obeying him and always keeping God in everything I do. A quote that my father always told me, "Son, keep God in everything you do. Don't you do it. Let God do it because you will only mess it up." My father was a Christian but spoke and submitted as a Muslim because he had much taqwa(God-consciousness) and iman(faith in God), and ihsan(It is to worship God as if you see Him, for though you do not see Him, surely He sees you).

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. And we -- we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord, that God did choose you from the beginning to salvation, in sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth,

God does allow some to be deceived as he wills. His purpose is good and his ways are mysterious but always for the good. Also note, God does not lie but he allows some spirits and people to be deceived and led astray to be deceived if they so choose and as he wills.

There is no compulsion in religion.

[Q7:198] When you invite them to the guidance, they do not hear. And you see them

looking at you, but they do not see.

[7:199] You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.

[7:200] When the devil whispers to you any whisper, seek refuge in GOD; He is Hearer,

Omniscient.

[7:201] Those who are righteous, whenever the devil approaches them with an idea, they remember, whereupon they become seers.

This life is like an illusion and a test for us and a mercy from God and at all times God has 100% control there is not an atom in the heavens or earth that is out of his control. So it is at these times that we will have to accept that truth and submit to our Lord and see if all our deeds were in vain or if they did truly grow and develop our souls. I think that being a believer is more reasonable than being an unbeliever, in my humble opinion atheism is unreasonable. Look at the signs around you my friend. Stop and smell the roses. Be still and know that there is a God.

Too see more on atoms see: Higgs Boson (God particle)

Here are a couple of quotes from one of the laureates that discovered the W & Z Boson particles of the atom. During his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Physics, Salam quoted the following verses from the Quran:

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Thou seest not, in the creation of the All-merciful any imperfection, Return thy gaze, seest thou any fissure. Then Return thy gaze, again and again. Thy gaze, Comes back to thee dazzled, aweary.

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He then said:

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This, in effect, is the faith of all physicists; the deeper we seek, the more is our wonder excited, the more is the dazzlement for our gaze.

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1979/salam-bio.html

I pray that you receive guidance to the straight path to the truth.

Peace

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