May I invite you to study about “the God of Miriam” to …
Discover the God, who loved Miriam/Maryam as much as he loved father Ibrahim/Abraham and who loves you, His creation just as much as he loved Ibrahim and Miriam. A God, who is worthy to be loved and worshiped needs to be just and righteous, and he is not just and righteous if he loves anyone more than the rest of his creation.
Discover how it was possible for Adam and Eve to be in Paradise, the most perfect place to be, yet make the wrong choice.
Discover why the concept of who can be classified as a believer and an unbeliever, as Islam does, is nonsense. Children are born upon Fitra and are then socialized into various religions-that may be true, but how can parents, who do not know the one and only true God teach their children the right path? Only the one God that requires of his followers to go into all the world to teach and proclaim the one and only true God to everyone so each single person can make a choice weather to believe or reject the Word of God is the only just and righteous God, worthy to be loved and worshiped.
Discover how Satan’s total power lies in fear and just about all religions use fear to keep their members in obedience to their religion-if you don’t stay true to your religion you will go to hell (and may even instruct you to kill a renegade). God is the creator, Satan is the destroyer!
Discover the difference of holding up religion and a hunger for the truth and much more …
But let me explain first that if you gave your heart already to worship the creator of the universe then know I do not want to take away that yieldedness, faithfulness, obedience and love for him. I only would want you to think and examine your heart, if you truly have the one and only true God, creator of the Universe, God of Ibrahim and Mariam (Abraham had 2 sons, but only one was the heir, so don’t figure because you have Ishmael so you have through him Abraham and therefore have the true God). A wise man once said that:
Truth has no need of weapons to defend itself, nor violence to force people to believe in it. Truth has only to appear, and as soon as its light has chased away the clouds that hid it till then, its victory is assured!“ – Frederick the Great (1712-1786) King of Prussia
That means you can do with truth whatever you want, you can examine it, take it all apart, turn it around and upside down, shake it or whatever you want, it will always stay the truth. But the lie has to be afraid of investigations, examinations and tests, because it will expose itself who it really is.
In following studies I would want to show you what you can-and should-safely hang on to and what you need to let go in order to follow the one and only true God and truly please him.
And please bear in mind, just because you don’t understand something does not make that to be wrong, or?
For example many people reject the Christian God because in their mind they cannot comprehend how 3 “persons” can be one God? Well this is a difficult thing to comprehend but a God that will fit in our mind and understanding would be on our human level and not be God above us and worthy to be worshiped. But God wants us to understand him and so he uses created things to show us how he is. Think of the sun, it gives of itself light and warms. Does that make the sun to be 3? No, it is one sun. And without the light and warms of the sun there would be no life on earth possible.
And this is how we can understand God, from whom light and life comes. God is not a person in the first place but a spirit filling up the whole Universe-who can really comprehend that? He send prophets to give us more insight to how God is, like he spoke through the great prophet Isaiah:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. – Isaiah 55:8-9
That tells us, that our natural thinking and reasoning is not necessarily that of God. But because he loves us, his creation, he wants us to know his thoughts and understand him. And so he send his “Word”-Jesus- to become flesh so we can see in him how God is and follow his example. But one step after the other. Let’s find out about this question first:
How was it Possible that Adam and Eve Made the Wrong Choice in the Garden of Eden?
Adam and Eve lived in a perfect world.
There was absolutely nothing bad or destructive or hurtful, so why would they want to look for something else? This, for us, is unimaginable, especially knowing the fact that they knew God personaly: “And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…”- Genesis 3:8
Why couldn’t they just trust that what God had said was right and the best? Why did they listen to Satan and question what God had said as being the right thing to follow? Satan told them that they would become like God and know about good and evil, if they would just eat of the fruit of this one tree that was forbidden for them to eat of by God.
Man is curious by nature and wants to know more, but how could they not know what good and evil was and why did they want to know it so bad that they disobeyed God? To understand this we have to put ourselves in their shoes: they were surrounded only by good, there was nothing bad, so how could they know what good actually is and how good they had it and what bad is and what it feels like if there was no comparison? And how could they even know what obedience or disobedience is when they never experienced it? It took a bite of that forbidden fruit to awaken their conscience in them to tell them that they had just done something wrong, something bad.
And it took for them to be cast out of the Garden of Eden to understand how good the Garden had been and how bad, scary, and dangerous this world can be. Now they knew the meaning of the words „good“ and „evil“, „obedience“ and „disobedience“ that were completely beyond their imagination before. And now they knew that God is truth, and Satan is a liar. Before that they did not even know the meanings of „the truth“ and „a lie“.
To fully understand something we therefore need a comparison. God gave men a free will and just like he did not stop Adam and Eve from making the wrong choice so he does not want us today to be hindered from making up our own minds.
He does not desire anybody to worship him only because they have no other choice being born into a religion and do not know anything else, but he wants people to see different possibilities and hear of different opinions and then make their own choices out of their own free will. His greatest desire is that we will love him out of our own free will. Is this not also how you imagine a God that is called love and mercy, goodness and kindness? To be born into a certain religion and not be allowed to choose for yourself what you want to believe or not would not be any of all these good characteristics, or?
Discover why the concept of Fitra and who can be classified as a believer or an unbeliever, as Islam does, is therefore not just nonsense, but it is unjust. Children are born upon Fitra and are then socialized into various religions-that may be true, but how can parents, who do not know the one and only true God teach their children the right path? Only the one God that requires of his followers to go into all the world to teach and proclaim the one and only true God to everyone so each single person can make a choice weather to believe or reject the Word of God is the only just and righteous God, worthy to be loved and worshiped.
You may know the Islamic teachings, but how can you say that this is the truth if you don’t know anything else, have no comparison? You see Jews, Christians and others from the viewpoint of Islam as you were told by Islam, but because Islam tells you something, does that make it correct and true?
Keep studying with us for comparison directly out of the Bible.
To be continued.