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The Bible's reply to your comments, Mr. Ansari

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Sep 13, 2007 at 18:55

Mr. Ansari,

This is from you: "He is one and only.........cannot be compared to his creation". This is from the Bible: Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, "let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness...". Many people, including Christians, are confused on this verse. The original Hebrew simply states in this verse that God has an invisible essence; and that man was created as well possesing an invisible essence. Certainly NOT the SAME invisible essence. But man and God do have in common possesion of an invisible essence; God's is unique to God, and man's is unique to man. But both have an invisible essence, according to the Bible.

This is from you: "means son and father can have some attributes in common...". "Impossible for God to have son". This is from the Bible: Romans 3:23 - for all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God. Mr. Ansari, you make a good point when you question, "how can God have a son?", humanity is imperfect, how can God have anything to do with imperfection? Well, the Bible answers all questions; it's "sharper than any two-edged sword". The fact that man IS imperfect points to his need of a Savior. The answer to how Jesus was able to be born lies in the Bible: "just as Adam sinned, all have sinned". Sin (imperfection) is passed down from Adam, generation after generation, for thousands of years, through the MAN, not the woman. Think of it; everyone ever born in human history had, has a human father. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF JESUS CHRIST.

I appreciate your inquisitiveness. Believe me, the answers are all in the Bible. I dissagree with ALL religion. Definition of religion: man by man's attempt and effort to gain the approbation of God. The Greek and Hebrew of the Bible says all the "good works of man" will be burned; the Bible calls them "filthy rags" (you should see what "filthy rags" translates to from the Greek!) The Bible states over and over and over again that only through belief in His Son are we credited with God's Righteousness. Why? Because belief in His Son requires no "works" on our part. We cannot measure up to God's standard no matter how hard we try. Impossible. Only through believing what God's Son did on the Cross; the Son paid the price.

Again, as in my previous letter to you Mr. Ansari, the Bible is the ONLY belief/religion in human history that is NOT based on "works". It's based on believing in Christ. I'm not criticizing your god. I have a feeling I know exactly who he is. Allah is unique. -JS

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