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Is Allah God?

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Submitted by George Gabler (United States), Jun 29, 2005 at 11:07


Here's why.

While there is certainly a semantic difference, it should not be assumed that there is no actual difference, because, indeed there is, if we care to notice! Thus the biblical issue of idolatry is enjoined. Who is who? And, are we looking at everything?

The biblical Hebrew generic term for deity (singular) is "El" or "Eloah", and the plural is "Elohim", which is a description of that which holds power, thus not limited to deity...and not specifically a name.

Is "God" a proper Hebrew name?

Yes, it is! Besides being the name of several men, GOD is also the ancient Hebrew name for one of the Baals, or Lords, of a particular false deity of Babylon (and/or Syria, according to some sources). This created deity was opposed to the True MightyOne, YAHWEH, as seen in Isaiah 65:11: "But ye are they that forsake YAHWEH, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for GOD, and that furnish the drink offering unto MENI."

The Hebrew name of this lesser deity, GOD, essentially means Divide & Conquer, from its etymological root, goode, meaning to invade or attack. Since it was the angel of light, "Heylel" (hay-lale), that invaded heaven and attacked YAHWEH (Isa 14:12-14), it is likely this is when this shining angel of light became known as GOD.

If the Bible is true, then YAHWEH, the Eternal, Creator, and Elohim (MightyOne) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and GOD, the deity identified by the prophet Isaiah as the Baal or Lord of Babylon and other nations, are two distinct entities.

It should be no great surprise that Heylel, a.k.a. GOD. lusted to be in YAHWEH'S position of authority, and violently sought to replace YAHWEH as the deity of worship. " I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."

Confusing the terminology of who is who...is what made it possible for Heylel, a.k.a. GOD, to ascend to that place of worship...at least in the hearts and minds of humanity.

The Arabic "name" of the one Islam claims as deity, "Allah", is suspiciously close to the Hebrew word for "ascend' in Isaiah 14:14 above..."alah"!

Thus it appears, biblically, Allah and the Lord (Baal)God are the same entity, but neither are YAHWEH.

Incidentally, the Indo-European, i.e. Sanskrit, root of GOD and it's variant cognitive expression through the family of languages, originally meant "to cut, divide, and to conjure by incantation...to practice magic", the similarity to the Hebrew "G-D" being apparent, ought not be ignored. The early Christian practice of inclusion, which equated local deities with The Creator without any drastic changes, eventually cemented itself as doctrine, thus popular terminology became the norm.

What one chooses to believe never alters the fundamental characteristic of the original, but ought to accurately reflect the true nature of the one worshipped, because in the end, it is the true nature, which is revealed.

George Gabler

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