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No Concordance of Quran Found in the Hebrew Holy Bible

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: Dear Oliver

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 11, 2010 at 16:07

I have come into this particular group of exchanges late, and found a certain fresh sense of human reasoning from you as it relates to the confusion many experience about the 'similarities'/'dichotomies' in trying to discern the differences between what is explained in the Quran versus the Hebrew Holy Bible. This may sound patronizing, but I am not trying to be so.

You have, in consonance with many others, correctly observed there is no direct, or indirect for that matter, relationship between the deity called out in the Quran and the One called out in the Hebrew Holy Bible. The attempts by those who would exact some form of ecumenical tolerance between the polemics of the two religious observances do so at the risk of obscuring each others' peculiar belief systems, meaning one will lose its strength in the uniqueness of its message, while the other will continue to gain an advantage for a while, until all things are revealed for the truth that has been concealed.

I care little for the debate of whether 'allah' is a name for the deity of the followers of Islam. Their scripture says it is so, and it is their prerogative to maintain for their beliefs. But like you, I will argue that the same name is not shared for those who belief in the Hebrew Holy Bible and the Deity named there is different, not merely in appellation, but in context of use. In reality, no one in this human realm really knows the true and actual NAME of the Almighty Sovereign in the Hebrew Holy Bible. Read there to truly understand.

To be sure, from the time of Moses, a name is given by which humankind has been able to refer to the Eternal One, the great 'I AM,' yet even Jesus Christ only referred to Him as 'Father.' As Christians, those who have believed in Him are given that reference to approach Him in prayer, and to soberly use the name of Jesus Christ in that process.

It is unfortunate that the blur of calling Jesus Christ the son of 'allah' is the source of such contention in those countries where some are braving the intolerance to Jesus Christ to spread His good news of salvation in 'His Name.' Truly, His Biblical appellation should be more correctly represented and the distinction of His person from any of those in the Quran should be succinctly observed. Then, there would be no confusion that He who is the Son of the Eternal, born as the seed of a woman (a virgin) to minister to the people of Israel and any others who would believe in Him in faith, recognizing their need for Him as LORD and Savior, Who went to His death on the cross for their sins, and then all would rejoice in His being raised from the dead for the forgiveness of their sins and eternal life.

Once that is realized, there would be no confusion in saying there is no connection in the Quran about Jesus Christ, since the Quran confutes that claim, and there is no such salvation like that found in the Hebrew Holy Bible to be found in the Quran.


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