Do you think less of a news writer’s credibility when they reference the Holy Bible in a news story?

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Question by Jay T: Do you think less of a news writer’s credibility when they reference the Holy Bible in a news story?
Take for example, this special interest piece on Yahoo’s front page where the writer is describing a “sinking hole” phenomenon along the coast of the Dead Sea:

“The parched moonscape, famous as the site of biblical Sodom and Gomorra, is the lowest point on earth and runs more than 60 miles through Israel and the West Bank.”
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20090623/ap_tr_ge/ml_travel_brief_israel_dead_sea_sinkholes

Here, we have two potential problems:

1) The author uses the word “moonscape” to describe a location which is not on the moon. This would be an acceptable metaphor in fiction writing where accuracy is not as important as mood. But in a news-type science article, it’s not considered acceptable by most editors.

2) The author lends credulence to the stories of the Christian Bible as he understands them by indicating that the area he is writing about is the location of a major Biblical event. He does not use any words like “fabled” or “mythical” or “supposed” or “speculated”. He states the location as fact.

It is NOT fact that God destroyed two cities along the Dead Sea because of their disobedience to him. It may be a widely held belief – but not a fact.
I’ve been noticing Biblical references in Yahoo’s News Stories, Fox News and other sites which utilize the Associated Press for quite some time now, and I’d almost be willing to wager that they come from the same little group of AP authors.

Whether you are a religious person or not, do these sorts of poetic or “accidental” oversights bother you to the point that you would consider them propaganda?

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Answer by secondhanddan
what wrong with that it is the truth if you are a non believer that’s your business but please keep it to your self instead of asking questions you no will make people Mad you can not change te mind of a christian and we don’t care what you believe thank you god bless

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In Bible versus Quran: Many false prophets have gone out into the world

The Sons of the Lord God in Bible versus Quran (15)

This is the 15th article of the series:” The Sons of the Lord God in Bible versus Quran”. 

The Bible says that every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

The Noble Quran says that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, was only a messenger sent to his people; and it is an unforgivable sin when you say or believe that the Almighty Creator has a son or sons; this major sin will lead to the Eternal Fire in the Hereafter.

 

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The Sons of the Lord God in the Bible (15)

The Bible says that God loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

The Bible (1 John 4:1-10) says that

The Bible says that every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

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1 John 4:1-10 in four different versions of the Bible:

 

New International Version

1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

5They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.

6We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

 

American Standard Version

1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already.

4 Ye are of God, my little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.

5 They are of the world: therefore speak they as of the world, and the world heareth them.

6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he who is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

9 Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

English Standard Version

1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

3and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.

6We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

God Is Love

7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

10In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

King James Version

1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

9In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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The Sons of the Lord God in the Quran (15)

The Noble Quran makes the topic of the sons of God very clear and says that Allah, the Almighty Creator, has neither a son nor a partner.

In addition, The Quran makes the signs that Jesus was not god very understandable.

The Jews and Christians, both of them, say: ‘we are the sons of God.

Say, to them, O Muhammad: ‘Why then does He chastise you for your sins? If what you say is true.

For, the father does not punish his son, and the loving does not punish his beloved.

He forgives whom He will, whoever repents of saying that God has son(s), and chastises whom He will

O People of the Scripture, O people of the Torah and the Gospel!

There has verily come to you Our Messenger, Muhammad, making clear to you, the laws of religion, after an interval of cessation between the messengers, for there was no messenger between him and Jesus, an interval of 569 years.

He is making things plain that with which you have been commanded and that which you have been prohibited.

Lest you should say, if you are punished: ‘There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings nor any Warner’. Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of good tidings and a Warner, and so you shall have no excuse. God has power over all things, including punishing you for not following him and His Messenger.

They are indeed disbelievers those who say, ‘God is the third of three’, gods, that is, He is one of them, the other two being Jesus and the Holy Spirit,

And they who claim this are the Christians when there is no god but the One God.

If they do not desist from what they say, when they declare a trinity, and profess His Oneness, those of them who disbelieve, that is, [those] who are fixed upon unbelief, shall suffer a painful chastisement, namely, the Eternal Fire.

The Quran decisively forbids saying that Allah has a son.

It is not befitting for the Majesty of Allah to take to Himself a son.

Allah is exalted, magnified; He is above what they associate with Him of son or partners.  Allah is far transcendent above all that they ascribe unto Him!

In Islam, this point is very important faith wise.

Again, it is unforgivable sin to say or to believe that the One Almighty Creator [who is Allah or God or the Lord or Jehovah or whatever name(s) you are giving Him] has a son or Sons.

From the Islamic point of view, the conclusion of this essential topic that may establish or destroy the faith is that:

Any one who believe that the Almighty Creator has a son or Sons; he messes his faith up and is considered as a disbeliever and in the afterlife he will end up as an eternal inhabitant of the hell.

Any one who believes that the Almighty Creator has no son or partner, he has a good faith and is considered as a believer; and in the afterlife, he will end up as an eternal inhabitant of the paradise. 

Verses 5:18-19 and verses 5:73-74 of the Noble Quran make the topic of the son(s) of God plain, clear and understandable.

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The meanings of verse 5:18

 

The Jews and Christians, both of them, say: ‘we are the sons of God, we are the prophets of Allah that is, we are like his sons in terms of closeness and rank, and He is like a father to us in terms of compassion and care, and His beloved ones’.

It is also said that this means: we follow Allah’s religion as if we were His sons and loved ones; and it is said that this means: we are to Allah like His sons and we are followers of His religion. 

Say, to them, O Muhammad: ‘Why then does He chastise you for your sins? If what you say is true.

Why then does He chastise you for your sins due to worshipping the calf for 40 days, if you are like sons to Him; have you ever seen a father torturing his sons with fire?

For, the father does not punish his son, and the loving does not punish his beloved; but He has punished you, and therefore you are saying lies. Nay; you are but mortals, created servants, from among all those mortals He created; you shall be rewarded as they are rewarded and you shall be requited as they are requited. He forgives, him for, whom He wills, forgiveness, and He chastises, him for, whom He wills’, chastisement, and there can be no objection thereto.

He forgives whom He will, whoever repents of saying that God has son(s), and chastises whom He will.

For Allah belongs the kingdom and of the heavens and of the earth and the stores that is between them of created beings and marvels, and unto Him is the journeying, returning to Him is the end result of those who believe and those who do not; to Him is the journey’s end, your final return.

 

The meanings of verse 5:19

 

O People of the Scripture, O people of the Torah and the Gospel!

There has verily come to you Our Messenger, Muhammad, making clear to you, the laws of religion, after an interval of cessation between the messengers, for there was no messenger between him and Jesus, an interval of 569 years.

He is making things plain that with which you have been commanded and that which you have been prohibited.

Lest you should say, if you are punished: ‘There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings nor any Warner’. Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of good tidings and a Warner, and so you shall have no excuse. God has power over all things, including punishing you for not following him and His Messenger.

In other words, so that you will not say on the Day of Judgment: There came not unto us a messenger of cheer announcing Paradise nor any Warner against hell. Now Muhammad is announcing Paradise and is a Warner against hell and he came unto you.

Allah is Able to do all things whether it is sending messengers, rewarding those who follow the messengers or punishing those who do not follow the messengers.

 

The meanings of verses 5:73

They are indeed disbelievers those who say, ‘God is the third of three’, gods, that is, He is one of them, the other two being Jesus and the Holy Spirit,

And they who claim this are the Christians when there is no god but the One God.

If they do not desist from what they say, when they declare a trinity, and profess His Oneness, those of them who disbelieve, that is, [those] who are fixed upon unbelief, shall suffer a painful chastisement, namely, the Eternal Fire.

In other words, the verse says: they surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the third of three, they claim that there is a father, a son and a Holy Spirit; However, there is no God for the dwellers of the heavens and the earth save the One God who has no son or partner. If they do not desist from so saying and do not repent of what they are saying, a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve the pain of which will extend to their hearts.

 

The meanings of verses 5:74

Will they not turn in repentance to God and seek His forgiveness? For what they say; God is Forgiving, to the one who repents, Merciful, to him.

In other words, will they not rather turn unto Allah, repent of their claims and seek forgiveness of Him by declaring His divine Oneness? For Allah is Forgiving of he who repents and believes, Allah is the Merciful towards him who dies repentant.

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Verses 5:18-19 and verses 5:73-74 of the Noble Quran in four different translations:

 

Verse 5:18

 

QARIB: the Jews and the Nazarenes say: ‘we are the children of Allah and his loved ones. ‘ say: ‘why then does he punish you for your sins? surely, you are mortals amongst what he created. he forgives whom he will, and punishes whom he will. for Allah is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. all shall return to him. ‘

SHAKIR: and the Jews and the Christians say: we are the sons of Allah and his beloved ones. say: why does he then chastise you for your faults? nay, you are mortals from among those whom he has created, he forgives whom he pleases and chastises whom he pleases; and Allah’s is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and to him is the eventual coming

PICKTHAL: the Jews and Christians say: we are sons of Allah and his loved ones. say: why then doth he chastise you for your sins? nay, ye are but mortals of his creating. he forgiveth whom he will, and chastiseth whom he will. Allah’s is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and unto him is the journeying.

YUSUFALI: (both) the Jews and the Christians say: “we are sons of Allah, and his beloved.” say: “why then doth he punish you for your sins? nay, ye are but men,- of the men he hath created: he forgiveth whom he pleaseth, and he punisheth whom he pleaseth: and to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between: and unto him is the final goal (of all)”

 

Verse 5:19

 

QARIB: people of the book! after an interval during which there were no messengers, our messenger (Muhammad) has come to clarify (your religion) to you, lest you should say: ‘no bearer of glad tidings or a Warner has come to us. ‘ indeed, there has come to you a bearer of glad tidings and a Warner. Allah has power over all things.

SHAKIR: o followers of the book! indeed our messenger has come to you explaining to you after a cessation of the (mission of the) messengers, lest you say: there came not to us a giver of good news or a Warner, so indeed there has come to you a giver of good news and a Warner; and Allah has power over all things

PICKTHAL: o people of the scripture! now hath our messenger come unto you to make things plain unto you after an interval (of cessation) of the messengers, lest ye should say: there came not unto us a messenger of cheer nor any Warner. now hath a messenger of cheer and a Warner come unto you. Allah is able to do all things.

YUSUFALI: o people of the book! now hath come unto you, making (things) clear unto you, our messenger, after the break in (the series of) our messengers, lest ye should say: “there came unto us no bringer of glad tidings and no Warner (from evil)”: but now hath come unto you a bringer of glad tidings and a Warner (from evil). and Allah hath power over all things.

 

Verse 5:73

 

QARIB: indeed those who say: ‘Allah is the third of the trinity’ became unbelievers. there is but one god. if they do not desist in what they say, a painful punishment will afflict those of them that disbelieve.

SHAKIR: certainly they disbelieve who say: surely Allah is the third (person) of the three; and there is no god but the one Allah, and if they desist not from what they say, a painful chastisement shall befall those among them who disbelieve

PICKTHAL: they surely disbelieve who say: lo! Allah is the third of three; when there is no Allah save the one Allah. if they desist not from so saying a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve.

YUSUFALI: they do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a trinity: for there is no god except one Allah. if they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.

 

Verse 5:74

 

QARIB: will they not turn to Allah in repentance and ask his forgiveness? he is forgiving, merciful.

SHAKIR: will they not then turn to Allah and ask his forgiveness? and Allah is forgiving, merciful

PICKTHAL: will they not rather turn unto Allah and seek forgiveness of him? for Allah is forgiving, merciful.

YUSUFALI: why turn they not to Allah, and seek his forgiveness? for Allah is oft-forgiving, most merciful.

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Back to my question to the smart and interested reader:

Is the Quran quoted from the Bible?

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In Bible versus Quran: the antichrist is coming and even now is already in the world

The Sons of the Lord God in Bible versus Quran (15)

This is the 15th article of the series:” The Sons of the Lord God in Bible versus Quran”. 

The Bible says that every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

The Noble Quran says that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, was only a messenger sent to his people; and it is an unforgivable sin when you say or believe that the Almighty Creator has a son or sons; this major sin will lead to the Eternal Fire in the Hereafter.

 

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The Sons of the Lord God in the Bible (15)

The Bible says that God loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

The Bible (1 John 4:1-10) says that

The Bible says that every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

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1 John 4:1-10 in four different versions of the Bible:

 

New International Version

1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

5They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.

6We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

 

American Standard Version

1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already.

4 Ye are of God, my little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.

5 They are of the world: therefore speak they as of the world, and the world heareth them.

6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he who is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

9 Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

English Standard Version

1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

3and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.

6We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

God Is Love

7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

10In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

King James Version

1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

9In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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The Sons of the Lord God in the Quran (15)

The Noble Quran makes the topic of the sons of God very clear and says that Allah, the Almighty Creator, has neither a son nor a partner.

In addition, The Quran makes the signs that Jesus was not god very understandable.

The Jews and Christians, both of them, say: ‘we are the sons of God.

Say, to them, O Muhammad: ‘Why then does He chastise you for your sins? If what you say is true.

For, the father does not punish his son, and the loving does not punish his beloved.

He forgives whom He will, whoever repents of saying that God has son(s), and chastises whom He will

O People of the Scripture, O people of the Torah and the Gospel!

There has verily come to you Our Messenger, Muhammad, making clear to you, the laws of religion, after an interval of cessation between the messengers, for there was no messenger between him and Jesus, an interval of 569 years.

He is making things plain that with which you have been commanded and that which you have been prohibited.

Lest you should say, if you are punished: ‘There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings nor any Warner’. Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of good tidings and a Warner, and so you shall have no excuse. God has power over all things, including punishing you for not following him and His Messenger.

They are indeed disbelievers those who say, ‘God is the third of three’, gods, that is, He is one of them, the other two being Jesus and the Holy Spirit,

And they who claim this are the Christians when there is no god but the One God.

If they do not desist from what they say, when they declare a trinity, and profess His Oneness, those of them who disbelieve, that is, [those] who are fixed upon unbelief, shall suffer a painful chastisement, namely, the Eternal Fire.

The Quran decisively forbids saying that Allah has a son.

It is not befitting for the Majesty of Allah to take to Himself a son.

Allah is exalted, magnified; He is above what they associate with Him of son or partners.  Allah is far transcendent above all that they ascribe unto Him!

In Islam, this point is very important faith wise.

Again, it is unforgivable sin to say or to believe that the One Almighty Creator [who is Allah or God or the Lord or Jehovah or whatever name(s) you are giving Him] has a son or Sons.

From the Islamic point of view, the conclusion of this essential topic that may establish or destroy the faith is that:

Any one who believe that the Almighty Creator has a son or Sons; he messes his faith up and is considered as a disbeliever and in the afterlife he will end up as an eternal inhabitant of the hell.

Any one who believes that the Almighty Creator has no son or partner, he has a good faith and is considered as a believer; and in the afterlife, he will end up as an eternal inhabitant of the paradise. 

Verses 5:18-19 and verses 5:73-74 of the Noble Quran make the topic of the son(s) of God plain, clear and understandable.

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The meanings of verse 5:18

 

The Jews and Christians, both of them, say: ‘we are the sons of God, we are the prophets of Allah that is, we are like his sons in terms of closeness and rank, and He is like a father to us in terms of compassion and care, and His beloved ones’.

It is also said that this means: we follow Allah’s religion as if we were His sons and loved ones; and it is said that this means: we are to Allah like His sons and we are followers of His religion. 

Say, to them, O Muhammad: ‘Why then does He chastise you for your sins? If what you say is true.

Why then does He chastise you for your sins due to worshipping the calf for 40 days, if you are like sons to Him; have you ever seen a father torturing his sons with fire?

For, the father does not punish his son, and the loving does not punish his beloved; but He has punished you, and therefore you are saying lies. Nay; you are but mortals, created servants, from among all those mortals He created; you shall be rewarded as they are rewarded and you shall be requited as they are requited. He forgives, him for, whom He wills, forgiveness, and He chastises, him for, whom He wills’, chastisement, and there can be no objection thereto.

He forgives whom He will, whoever repents of saying that God has son(s), and chastises whom He will.

For Allah belongs the kingdom and of the heavens and of the earth and the stores that is between them of created beings and marvels, and unto Him is the journeying, returning to Him is the end result of those who believe and those who do not; to Him is the journey’s end, your final return.

 

The meanings of verse 5:19

 

O People of the Scripture, O people of the Torah and the Gospel!

There has verily come to you Our Messenger, Muhammad, making clear to you, the laws of religion, after an interval of cessation between the messengers, for there was no messenger between him and Jesus, an interval of 569 years.

He is making things plain that with which you have been commanded and that which you have been prohibited.

Lest you should say, if you are punished: ‘There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings nor any Warner’. Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of good tidings and a Warner, and so you shall have no excuse. God has power over all things, including punishing you for not following him and His Messenger.

In other words, so that you will not say on the Day of Judgment: There came not unto us a messenger of cheer announcing Paradise nor any Warner against hell. Now Muhammad is announcing Paradise and is a Warner against hell and he came unto you.

Allah is Able to do all things whether it is sending messengers, rewarding those who follow the messengers or punishing those who do not follow the messengers.

 

The meanings of verses 5:73

They are indeed disbelievers those who say, ‘God is the third of three’, gods, that is, He is one of them, the other two being Jesus and the Holy Spirit,

And they who claim this are the Christians when there is no god but the One God.

If they do not desist from what they say, when they declare a trinity, and profess His Oneness, those of them who disbelieve, that is, [those] who are fixed upon unbelief, shall suffer a painful chastisement, namely, the Eternal Fire.

In other words, the verse says: they surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the third of three, they claim that there is a father, a son and a Holy Spirit; However, there is no God for the dwellers of the heavens and the earth save the One God who has no son or partner. If they do not desist from so saying and do not repent of what they are saying, a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve the pain of which will extend to their hearts.

 

The meanings of verses 5:74

Will they not turn in repentance to God and seek His forgiveness? For what they say; God is Forgiving, to the one who repents, Merciful, to him.

In other words, will they not rather turn unto Allah, repent of their claims and seek forgiveness of Him by declaring His divine Oneness? For Allah is Forgiving of he who repents and believes, Allah is the Merciful towards him who dies repentant.

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Verses 5:18-19 and verses 5:73-74 of the Noble Quran in four different translations:

 

Verse 5:18

 

QARIB: the Jews and the Nazarenes say: ‘we are the children of Allah and his loved ones. ‘ say: ‘why then does he punish you for your sins? surely, you are mortals amongst what he created. he forgives whom he will, and punishes whom he will. for Allah is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. all shall return to him. ‘

SHAKIR: and the Jews and the Christians say: we are the sons of Allah and his beloved ones. say: why does he then chastise you for your faults? nay, you are mortals from among those whom he has created, he forgives whom he pleases and chastises whom he pleases; and Allah’s is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and to him is the eventual coming

PICKTHAL: the Jews and Christians say: we are sons of Allah and his loved ones. say: why then doth he chastise you for your sins? nay, ye are but mortals of his creating. he forgiveth whom he will, and chastiseth whom he will. Allah’s is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and unto him is the journeying.

YUSUFALI: (both) the Jews and the Christians say: “we are sons of Allah, and his beloved.” say: “why then doth he punish you for your sins? nay, ye are but men,- of the men he hath created: he forgiveth whom he pleaseth, and he punisheth whom he pleaseth: and to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between: and unto him is the final goal (of all)”

 

Verse 5:19

 

QARIB: people of the book! after an interval during which there were no messengers, our messenger (Muhammad) has come to clarify (your religion) to you, lest you should say: ‘no bearer of glad tidings or a Warner has come to us. ‘ indeed, there has come to you a bearer of glad tidings and a Warner. Allah has power over all things.

SHAKIR: o followers of the book! indeed our messenger has come to you explaining to you after a cessation of the (mission of the) messengers, lest you say: there came not to us a giver of good news or a Warner, so indeed there has come to you a giver of good news and a Warner; and Allah has power over all things

PICKTHAL: o people of the scripture! now hath our messenger come unto you to make things plain unto you after an interval (of cessation) of the messengers, lest ye should say: there came not unto us a messenger of cheer nor any Warner. now hath a messenger of cheer and a Warner come unto you. Allah is able to do all things.

YUSUFALI: o people of the book! now hath come unto you, making (things) clear unto you, our messenger, after the break in (the series of) our messengers, lest ye should say: “there came unto us no bringer of glad tidings and no Warner (from evil)”: but now hath come unto you a bringer of glad tidings and a Warner (from evil). and Allah hath power over all things.

 

Verse 5:73

 

QARIB: indeed those who say: ‘Allah is the third of the trinity’ became unbelievers. there is but one god. if they do not desist in what they say, a painful punishment will afflict those of them that disbelieve.

SHAKIR: certainly they disbelieve who say: surely Allah is the third (person) of the three; and there is no god but the one Allah, and if they desist not from what they say, a painful chastisement shall befall those among them who disbelieve

PICKTHAL: they surely disbelieve who say: lo! Allah is the third of three; when there is no Allah save the one Allah. if they desist not from so saying a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve.

YUSUFALI: they do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a trinity: for there is no god except one Allah. if they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.

 

Verse 5:74

 

QARIB: will they not turn to Allah in repentance and ask his forgiveness? he is forgiving, merciful.

SHAKIR: will they not then turn to Allah and ask his forgiveness? and Allah is forgiving, merciful

PICKTHAL: will they not rather turn unto Allah and seek forgiveness of him? for Allah is forgiving, merciful.

YUSUFALI: why turn they not to Allah, and seek his forgiveness? for Allah is oft-forgiving, most merciful.

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Back to my question to the smart and interested reader:

Is the Quran quoted from the Bible?

Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil
Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology,
Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit,
Ain-Shams University.
Cairo, Egypt.
And,
President of The Egyptian Society of Inventors.
Member of the Egyption union of Writers

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In Bible versus Quran: They are from the world and the world listens to them

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The Sons of the Lord God in Bible versus Quran (15)

This is the 15th article of the series:” The Sons of the Lord God in Bible versus Quran”. 

The Bible says that every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

The Noble Quran says that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, was only a messenger sent to his people; and it is an unforgivable sin when you say or believe that the Almighty Creator has a son or sons; this major sin will lead to the Eternal Fire in the Hereafter.

 

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The Sons of the Lord God in the Bible (15)

The Bible says that God loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

The Bible (1 John 4:1-10) says that

The Bible says that every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

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1 John 4:1-10 in four different versions of the Bible:

 

New International Version

1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

5They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.

6We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

 

American Standard Version

1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already.

4 Ye are of God, my little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.

5 They are of the world: therefore speak they as of the world, and the world heareth them.

6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he who is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

9 Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

English Standard Version

1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

3and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.

6We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

God Is Love

7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

10In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

King James Version

1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

9In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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The Sons of the Lord God in the Quran (15)

The Noble Quran makes the topic of the sons of God very clear and says that Allah, the Almighty Creator, has neither a son nor a partner.

In addition, The Quran makes the signs that Jesus was not god very understandable.

The Jews and Christians, both of them, say: ‘we are the sons of God.

Say, to them, O Muhammad: ‘Why then does He chastise you for your sins? If what you say is true.

For, the father does not punish his son, and the loving does not punish his beloved.

He forgives whom He will, whoever repents of saying that God has son(s), and chastises whom He will

O People of the Scripture, O people of the Torah and the Gospel!

There has verily come to you Our Messenger, Muhammad, making clear to you, the laws of religion, after an interval of cessation between the messengers, for there was no messenger between him and Jesus, an interval of 569 years.

He is making things plain that with which you have been commanded and that which you have been prohibited.

Lest you should say, if you are punished: ‘There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings nor any Warner’. Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of good tidings and a Warner, and so you shall have no excuse. God has power over all things, including punishing you for not following him and His Messenger.

They are indeed disbelievers those who say, ‘God is the third of three’, gods, that is, He is one of them, the other two being Jesus and the Holy Spirit,

And they who claim this are the Christians when there is no god but the One God.

If they do not desist from what they say, when they declare a trinity, and profess His Oneness, those of them who disbelieve, that is, [those] who are fixed upon unbelief, shall suffer a painful chastisement, namely, the Eternal Fire.

The Quran decisively forbids saying that Allah has a son.

It is not befitting for the Majesty of Allah to take to Himself a son.

Allah is exalted, magnified; He is above what they associate with Him of son or partners.  Allah is far transcendent above all that they ascribe unto Him!

In Islam, this point is very important faith wise.

Again, it is unforgivable sin to say or to believe that the One Almighty Creator [who is Allah or God or the Lord or Jehovah or whatever name(s) you are giving Him] has a son or Sons.

From the Islamic point of view, the conclusion of this essential topic that may establish or destroy the faith is that:

Any one who believe that the Almighty Creator has a son or Sons; he messes his faith up and is considered as a disbeliever and in the afterlife he will end up as an eternal inhabitant of the hell.

Any one who believes that the Almighty Creator has no son or partner, he has a good faith and is considered as a believer; and in the afterlife, he will end up as an eternal inhabitant of the paradise. 

Verses 5:18-19 and verses 5:73-74 of the Noble Quran make the topic of the son(s) of God plain, clear and understandable.

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The meanings of verse 5:18

 

The Jews and Christians, both of them, say: ‘we are the sons of God, we are the prophets of Allah that is, we are like his sons in terms of closeness and rank, and He is like a father to us in terms of compassion and care, and His beloved ones’.

It is also said that this means: we follow Allah’s religion as if we were His sons and loved ones; and it is said that this means: we are to Allah like His sons and we are followers of His religion. 

Say, to them, O Muhammad: ‘Why then does He chastise you for your sins? If what you say is true.

Why then does He chastise you for your sins due to worshipping the calf for 40 days, if you are like sons to Him; have you ever seen a father torturing his sons with fire?

For, the father does not punish his son, and the loving does not punish his beloved; but He has punished you, and therefore you are saying lies. Nay; you are but mortals, created servants, from among all those mortals He created; you shall be rewarded as they are rewarded and you shall be requited as they are requited. He forgives, him for, whom He wills, forgiveness, and He chastises, him for, whom He wills’, chastisement, and there can be no objection thereto.

He forgives whom He will, whoever repents of saying that God has son(s), and chastises whom He will.

For Allah belongs the kingdom and of the heavens and of the earth and the stores that is between them of created beings and marvels, and unto Him is the journeying, returning to Him is the end result of those who believe and those who do not; to Him is the journey’s end, your final return.

 

The meanings of verse 5:19

 

O People of the Scripture, O people of the Torah and the Gospel!

There has verily come to you Our Messenger, Muhammad, making clear to you, the laws of religion, after an interval of cessation between the messengers, for there was no messenger between him and Jesus, an interval of 569 years.

He is making things plain that with which you have been commanded and that which you have been prohibited.

Lest you should say, if you are punished: ‘There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings nor any Warner’. Indeed, there has come to you a bearer of good tidings and a Warner, and so you shall have no excuse. God has power over all things, including punishing you for not following him and His Messenger.

In other words, so that you will not say on the Day of Judgment: There came not unto us a messenger of cheer announcing Paradise nor any Warner against hell. Now Muhammad is announcing Paradise and is a Warner against hell and he came unto you.

Allah is Able to do all things whether it is sending messengers, rewarding those who follow the messengers or punishing those who do not follow the messengers.

 

The meanings of verses 5:73

They are indeed disbelievers those who say, ‘God is the third of three’, gods, that is, He is one of them, the other two being Jesus and the Holy Spirit,

And they who claim this are the Christians when there is no god but the One God.

If they do not desist from what they say, when they declare a trinity, and profess His Oneness, those of them who disbelieve, that is, [those] who are fixed upon unbelief, shall suffer a painful chastisement, namely, the Eternal Fire.

In other words, the verse says: they surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the third of three, they claim that there is a father, a son and a Holy Spirit; However, there is no God for the dwellers of the heavens and the earth save the One God who has no son or partner. If they do not desist from so saying and do not repent of what they are saying, a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve the pain of which will extend to their hearts.

 

The meanings of verses 5:74

Will they not turn in repentance to God and seek His forgiveness? For what they say; God is Forgiving, to the one who repents, Merciful, to him.

In other words, will they not rather turn unto Allah, repent of their claims and seek forgiveness of Him by declaring His divine Oneness? For Allah is Forgiving of he who repents and believes, Allah is the Merciful towards him who dies repentant.

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Verses 5:18-19 and verses 5:73-74 of the Noble Quran in four different translations:

 

Verse 5:18

 

QARIB: the Jews and the Nazarenes say: ‘we are the children of Allah and his loved ones. ‘ say: ‘why then does he punish you for your sins? surely, you are mortals amongst what he created. he forgives whom he will, and punishes whom he will. for Allah is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. all shall return to him. ‘

SHAKIR: and the Jews and the Christians say: we are the sons of Allah and his beloved ones. say: why does he then chastise you for your faults? nay, you are mortals from among those whom he has created, he forgives whom he pleases and chastises whom he pleases; and Allah’s is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and to him is the eventual coming

PICKTHAL: the Jews and Christians say: we are sons of Allah and his loved ones. say: why then doth he chastise you for your sins? nay, ye are but mortals of his creating. he forgiveth whom he will, and chastiseth whom he will. Allah’s is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and unto him is the journeying.

YUSUFALI: (both) the Jews and the Christians say: “we are sons of Allah, and his beloved.” say: “why then doth he punish you for your sins? nay, ye are but men,- of the men he hath created: he forgiveth whom he pleaseth, and he punisheth whom he pleaseth: and to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between: and unto him is the final goal (of all)”

 

Verse 5:19

 

QARIB: people of the book! after an interval during which there were no messengers, our messenger (Muhammad) has come to clarify (your religion) to you, lest you should say: ‘no bearer of glad tidings or a Warner has come to us. ‘ indeed, there has come to you a bearer of glad tidings and a Warner. Allah has power over all things.

SHAKIR: o followers of the book! indeed our messenger has come to you explaining to you after a cessation of the (mission of the) messengers, lest you say: there came not to us a giver of good news or a Warner, so indeed there has come to you a giver of good news and a Warner; and Allah has power over all things

PICKTHAL: o people of the scripture! now hath our messenger come unto you to make things plain unto you after an interval (of cessation) of the messengers, lest ye should say: there came not unto us a messenger of cheer nor any Warner. now hath a messenger of cheer and a Warner come unto you. Allah is able to do all things.

YUSUFALI: o people of the book! now hath come unto you, making (things) clear unto you, our messenger, after the break in (the series of) our messengers, lest ye should say: “there came unto us no bringer of glad tidings and no Warner (from evil)”: but now hath come unto you a bringer of glad tidings and a Warner (from evil). and Allah hath power over all things.

 

Verse 5:73

 

QARIB: indeed those who say: ‘Allah is the third of the trinity’ became unbelievers. there is but one god. if they do not desist in what they say, a painful punishment will afflict those of them that disbelieve.

SHAKIR: certainly they disbelieve who say: surely Allah is the third (person) of the three; and there is no god but the one Allah, and if they desist not from what they say, a painful chastisement shall befall those among them who disbelieve

PICKTHAL: they surely disbelieve who say: lo! Allah is the third of three; when there is no Allah save the one Allah. if they desist not from so saying a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve.

YUSUFALI: they do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a trinity: for there is no god except one Allah. if they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.

 

Verse 5:74

 

QARIB: will they not turn to Allah in repentance and ask his forgiveness? he is forgiving, merciful.

SHAKIR: will they not then turn to Allah and ask his forgiveness? and Allah is forgiving, merciful

PICKTHAL: will they not rather turn unto Allah and seek forgiveness of him? for Allah is forgiving, merciful.

YUSUFALI: why turn they not to Allah, and seek his forgiveness? for Allah is oft-forgiving, most merciful.

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Back to my question to the smart and interested reader:

Is the Quran quoted from the Bible?

Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil
Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology,
Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit,
Ain-Shams University.
Cairo, Egypt.
And,
President of The Egyptian Society of Inventors.
Member of the Egyption union of Writers

Article from articlesbase.com

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Digital Praise To Publish Cloud 9 Games? ?Solomon Says? Bible Trivia PC Game

FREMONT, CA and AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) April 12, 2006 -–

Digital Praise Inc, a leader in Christian themed, family-friendly entertainment software, today announced that it has signed a publishing agreement for “Solomon Says Bible Trivia, Volume 1—Anything Goes,” the first product from Cloud 9 Games, Inc., an innovative new Christian software entertainment company. Digital Praise will provide a complete range of manufacturing, marketing, and sales services for the PC game, a fun and upbeat product for the whole family.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Cloud 9 Games was formed in 2004 with the mission to provide Christians with an entertaining alternative to mainstream computer and video games. Cloud 9 is the vision of Curtis Ratica, a veteran video and PC game creator who previously worked for such well-known companies as Acclaim Games and Atomic Games.

Cloud 9’s initial entry into the Christian gaming segment, “Solomon Says Bible Trivia, Volume 1—Anything Goes” is fast-moving, humorous entertainment for all ages. The computer game tests the Bible knowledge of players while also teaching them about the fascinating and enlightening people, events and knowledge found in the Bible.

“The first time we played ‘Solomon Says’ we loved it and knew it was a natural addition to our catalog,” said Tom Bean, president and CEO of Digital Praise. “Cloud 9 clearly understands how to encourage positive Christian values while providing an extremely fun and lighthearted gaming experience. Digital Praise is excited to be working with Curtis and the Cloud 9 development team, and we look forward to playing a significant role in the future success of Cloud 9.”

“Digital Praise’s logo says it all—“Glorifying God Through Interactive Media,” noted Ratica, president of Cloud 9 Games. “It was clear to us from the outset that Digital Praise has the same value system we do. The company’s mission, combined with its resources and relationships both inside and outside the Christian gaming world, makes it a perfect publishing partner.”

In addition to providing product manufacturing and marketing services, Digital Praise will also distribute “Solomon Says” through its retail distribution channels spanning the Christian, general retail, online and international markets. Initially, this Cloud 9 game will be rolled out through the Digital Praise

exclusive partnership with EMI/CMG Distribution, the largest distributor of music, video and gaming to the Christian retail channel.

As with all of the games it publishes, Digital Praise will then work with SOS Network, the company’s sales channel development partner, to place Cloud 9 games in traditional general market retailers like Best Buy, Circuit City and CompUSA, major e-tailers like Amazon, and various big box retailers, leveraging SOS Network’s relationships with Atari and Navarre Corporation. Digital Praise also will work with international distributors like Authentic Media to distribute Cloud 9 products to the UK, Europe, South Africa and Australian markets.

Finally, Digital Praise plans to invest in advertising, PR and various other promotional activities to promote “Solomon Says,” and to market the product on its e-commerce Web site.

Cloud 9 Games anticipates extending its “Solomon Says” franchise through a series of other spin-off titles for both mainstream game consoles as well as the PC. For more information about Cloud 9 Games, visit www.cloud9games.com.

About Digital Praise, Inc.:

Digital Praise is an independent developer and publisher of family-friendly entertainment software for personal computers. The company produces and publishes faith-based and mainstream titles for families looking to enjoy interactive entertainment software with principled character-building themes and “just good clean fun.” Digital Praise products have achieved top recognition from leading children’s gaming and advocacy groups including Parents Choice, iParenting Media, the National Parenting Center, The Dove Foundation, Dr. Toy and Plain Games. For more information, visit www.digitalpraise.com.

About Cloud 9 Games, Inc.:

Cloud 9 Games, Inc. strives to become the premiere Christian game developer in the world, bringing quality software entertainment for people of all ages to enjoy. Its first title, “Solomon Says—Anything Goes Bible Trivia,” is a hilarious PC game that tests Bible knowledge while providing an entertaining way to learn more about scripture. Future plans include a range of mainstream console games as well as more computer games. More information can be found at www.cloud9games.com.

©2006 Digital Praise, Inc. All rights reserved. Digital Praise is a trademark of Digital Praise, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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We live in a desperate world and in a desperate time. Peace in our lifetime seems elusive in a world full of wars, strife, and murders. There is never a day that passes by where we do not hear news of sufferings around the world.


Peace According to the World

According to the world, peace means no more wars, killing or destruction of human life, wildlife and the environment.Many StressFreeFast.com” rel=”StressFreeFast.com”>stressed out worldly Christians are now involved in yoga,meditation,fortune telling, transcendental and many other eastern mysticism practices in their quest to find peace. Classes for such activities are mushrooming all over the big cities across Asia,America and Europe.


Tests conducted on patients given placebo by their doctors on their supposedly health benefits do report positive results from these patients later.It do shows the effects of perception on helping to improve one’s state of mind. One’s improved state of mind do help to improve one’s health. So if we think that practicing yoga or meditation helps us to achieve inner peace, its likely to be so for our mind are already positively accepting that conclusion. If we think that praying will not provide the same effect, it won.t, for our minds are already negative to it.


So while the yoga and meditation classes may perhaps bring the so called inner peace to us, we must seriously consider their destructive effects to our own salvation. They seem harmless at first but many of these activities requires meditation. Unless the yoga or meditation classes teaches us to meditate specifically on something, that something has to be Jesus Christ and not something else, if its nothing, then that nothing will be filled by demons for demons seek an empty host. These activities will open the door for demons to enter into us and lead us to a curse which will ultimately destroy our faith in God and rob us of the true peace we would have otherwise enjoyed with God.


World Peace According To The Bible

World Peace is not dependent on the United Nations or any One World Unity or whatever peace movements touted by many leaders today. Human government never will be able to solve the world’s problems. There never will be true peace until the Prince of Peace establishes His Millennial Kingdom. Peace on earth will only come when every man is transformed by the power of God through the Sons of Peace. It is when “the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains” that the prophetic mysteries spoken by the prophet shall unfold before our wondering eyes and He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they (the nations) shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore” (Isa. 2:2-4).


What is Eternal Peace

Real peace is not temporary happiness that depends upon good things happening in our lives. Real peace is not the absence of conflicts or problems in our lives ! The peace of God is unaffected by any external conditions. If your peace crumbles in the face of troubles, what you have is not peace – it is merely a sense of comfort or security that you may have in the hope that nothing changed or disturb the status quo of your peace.


Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.


God Has Already Given Us Peace

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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Bible Adventures (NES) with commentary, Part 3


I saved the worst for last. Baby moses has slightly better controls than Noah’s Ark and David and Goliath. The problem? It’s ridiculous. You have to carry a baby to the end of the stage, but not only do you drop the baby whenever a spider bumps into you, you go flying 50 feet in the air, soldiers rush in and murder the baby. Real family values in this game. This game could not, under any circumstances, by any person be considered fun.

How Christian Board Games Help You Learn The Bible

A number of board games exist which can help you improve your trivia knowledge, verbal skills, creative thinking, all in a fun way. However, most of these games aren’t suited to help you improve your Bible knowledge in any way, and if your faith is the most important thing in your life, this could be a problem. Having a wide base of Bible knowledge can be more important than knowing trivia, having great verbal skills or even your creative thinking, for none of those things will help you strengthen your faith as a good, working knowledge of the Bible will.


Bible games actually date back into the late 1890s. The Decker Partners released a game called Bible Characters. The game experienced some popularity because soon after, other games started to be released, with titles like Bible Authors, Bible Game of Facts, Places, and Events, and Bible Boys. Since this time, there has always been a market for quality board games based on the Bible, however unknown it might be to the general public.


Today, a number of board games exist in a variety of formats to help stimulate your Bible knowledge. Apples to Apples, a popular word association game, has a special Bible edition to help you start to draw associations between Biblical characters and events. This can help you start to understand the Bible better in connections between people, events, and different themes that the Bible tries to instruct on. In the same vein, the popular game Mad Gab has a special Bible version available to interested players. In this game, you need to sound out a seemingly nonsense phrase made up of random words. However, when spoken in the correct way, these words make a phrase that is also related to the Bible. Having a broad base of Bible knowledge can only help you do well in this game and this, in turn, can help you inspire to study the Bible more.


There are a few Bible Trivia DVD games available to players, allowing them to focus more on the game and putting everyone at a level playing field. When you play a Bible trivia game, it is almost assuredly so that you will learn at least one new Bible fact during game play. The Bible is a wealth of knowledge, not only in its instruction, but also in the facts and trivia that it contains. There are many different situations and people mentioned in the Bible and knowing all of it would be a daunting task for anyone. By playing a Bible trivia game, you really can help improve your Bible trivia knowledge.


There are a number of Biblical strategy games available to you as well. These games don’t focus as much on the trivia and knowledge aspect of the Bible as much as recreating a event or a scene from the Bible for players to play out in the game. Why this game may not directly increase your knowledge of the Bible, it can be great for making you and the other players more interested in the events you are playing out, inspiring you to find out more. The Bible is a great source of inspiration, not only for your faith, but to find fun also!

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Common Misconception in Bible Teachings ? The True Life of a Christian Walk with God

Common Misconception in Bible Teachings – The True Life of a Christian Walk with God.

Written by Joseph Ho, May 8th, 2009

Jesus always says we are not to be like the world and narrow is the gate to life which very few will find it. How can a Christian be the light of the world when we do what the world does? The value systems of the world are about wealth, fame and power. The world is about hoarding not sharing, it’s about control not empowerment, it’s about subjecting not about serving. But nowadays, the Gospel of Jesus has been watered down, diluted, modified to suit the relevant trends of the world to cater for the needs of a liberal people.

Can this be the true reason for preaching a different emphasis on the Gospel message?

The light flickers and changes color as the world changes and that reflects a God who changes as well, we do not become the light and salt we become the flavor of changing taste instead. The pressures of this world and the demands of operations have made more pastors and shepherds preaching half truths. They only emphasize the glorification of Christians choosing to testify of his goodness and not sanctification of the spirit man by the Holy Spirit.

And it begins like this, God just solved all my financial problems, God gave me my promotion, God blessed me with fifty dollars on the road, God healed my sickness, and God gave me a bigger church with more offerings and tithes and God gave me a bigger car and God gave me my hearts desire. It’s all about the gifts and not much about God himself. We glorify the material gifts from God more than the true things of the eternal Gospel.

Matthew 23:23
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

Malachi 2:9
“So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the law.”

Matthew 7:14
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Matthew 7:13
[ The Narrow and Wide Gates ] “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

Does Jesus solve all our problems after we become a born again Christian?

This is a common misunderstanding for all new born again Christians. No, Jesus does not solve all your problems when you received him as your savior. Does your amputated leg grow back again when you received Jesus as your savior? I have not seen that in my life, if anyone has seen such a thing do tell me please. God can make uneven legs grow to its proper length but God don’t replace amputated legs. Why didn’t God healed Jacob’s limping leg, he was the chosen one of Jesus’ heritage surely he is more important than I in all of creation, but why didn’t God heal his limb. And why did Timothy have to take some wine for his stomach problems, why cant Paul lay hands on him to heal him?

Have you heard of any prophet in the Old Testament that died of a disease?

Yes, there was one such Prophet, and his name is Elisha. God is the one who afflicts us of illness, in this case, Elisha must have sinned. And the soul that sins must be the soul that dies. So what was Elisha’s sin, he cursed the youths who laughed at his baldhead. We are told to forgive others when they sin against us, but Elisha abused his prophetic gifts and cursed the children who did not know what they were doing. Even as a Prophet of God, you can also be punished by God when you sin. How can Elisha die at all? Bible says his bone can resurrect the dead, so how can a man with a set of bones of resurrecting power died in it? This shows that the anointing and the sin of a man of God will be treated separately by God, who is a God of Justice.

2 Kings 13:14
Now Elisha was suffering from the illness from which he died. Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. “My father! My father!” he cried. “The chariots and horsemen of Israel!”

2 Kings 2:23-25 (New International Version)

Elisha Is Jeered

23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. 25 And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.

2 Kings 13:21
Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.

What actually happens to you when you become a Christian?

I guarantee you that you will encounter more problems than ever before. Why did I say that? The truth is you must proceed from justification to sanctification then come glorification. You are justified when you receive Christ as your savior, but you don’t immediate get the baptism of the Holy Spirit. That you don’t get immediately. Jesus is the baptizer of the Holy Spirit not any men and not any institution can do that for you. Because all must enter by the narrow gate, which is through Christ, he is the good shepherd and no one comes to the father but through him. The Roman Catholics and the Anglicans faith practiced confirmation, man made traditions but no one on earth can confirm that a man is saved, only Christ Jesus. Baptism of the Holy Spirit comes not immediately when you get baptized, no it doesn’t happen like that for everyone.

Luke 3:16
John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Your pastors can not baptized you with the Holy Spirit either, they are mortal man with human abilities, unless they are true servants chosen by God, whatever they say can not be fulfilled. The truth is that there are many professional pastors who took the job of a pastor by profession only; not by faith neither by conviction. What does this mean? It means they treat their position like any job, its just work to them; they don’t have any encounter with the true living God, zilch, nana, nil, zero, no Damascus experience. They chose to serve God as a job and God did not choose them to serve him. Such pastors don’t have any spiritual power in their words. They do not become pastors because they love to save the lost; no they took the job to earn a living and to feed their family, their own flock at home.

Do you not know that even the church pastors who attended seminary were taught by teachers who are very knowledgeable in the bible but are not Christians and, neither were they born again. This is the truth. They have their Phd in Divinity but they don’t know God personally nor do they have any encounter with anything spiritual, all they know comes from books and reading of material and writing a logically mental thesis. This, my fellow Christians is the real world and the truth. Now why didn’t they tell us all these when we joined the church? No one wants to depreciate their power base would they that would be committing personal anarchy. No, you got to be as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove. Jesus told you all these in the bible, if only you will read it yourself instead of hearing it from a second source. Let today be your truth day and let your mind be opened to all these hidden agendas and conspiracy; removed your veil and see with clear eyes.

Being baptized in water is an only act of repentance; it does not mean a thing when it comes to being baptized in the Holy Spirit. The baptism in the Holy Spirit can not be done by any men of God; it has to come from Jesus or his chosen apostles. Again, chosen apostles means those chosen by God and not some Council of Apostles Instituted by Men, so be careful who is who and what is what. God gave us certain sure ways to know who are His Apostles and only if you bother to read the bible yourself, you will find this signs of the mark of the man of God. These people in the book of Acts, they were baptized in the name of Jesus, yet they did not receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit until the apostles laid hands on them. The first evidence is speaking in tongues, although it’s not the only absolute evidence. Acts 8:14-17 (New International Version)

14When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 15When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 17Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Acts 19 (New International Version)

Paul in Ephesus

1While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

3So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”
“John’s baptism,” they replied.

4Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” 5On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 6When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 7There were about twelve men in all.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit can not be counterfeited, it’s a real experience. No one should assume that they have it because the bible says there are evidence of this baptism. Well, again unless you bother to read about it, you will never know and how can you let your eternal salvation be told to you by who knows whom; a professional or an apostles of God for that matters. If you can not discern or tell the difference, I suggest you seek out the truth whether you have the Holy Spirit of not. If you don’t have the Holy Spirit, you are not going to heaven for sure. Those in heaven wears a white robe and what is this white robe, it’s the Holy Spirit within the person. Our righteousness is of the Spirit of Christ which is the Holy Spirit of God himself. Joseph had the multicolor coat and if you mixed the seven rainbow colors together, you get a white color which is the Holy Spirit.

These are the few questions you must answer:

Can you Prophesy?

Revelation 19:10
At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

2. Can you hear the voice of God?

John 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

John 10:3
To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

Psalm 95:7
For he is our God,and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice,

John 8:47 (New International Version)

47He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

Some are Apostles and some are Sheep, Apostle should prophesy while Sheep should hear the master’s voice. That means you should be able to do one or the other. If you can not then I suggest you talk to Jesus about this and maybe you will know why. Well, there are many signs, if you bother to read the bible, look at

1 Corinthians 14 (New International Version)

Gifts of Prophecy and Tongues

1Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. 2For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit.3But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. 4He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.

Many claimed that they are born again and have the Holy Spirit, yet they did not show any signs of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Is the Holy Spirit given for your own profit or is it given so that you may become a witness for Christ Jesus? Sons and daughters are to do the Father’s business. They are given the Holy Spirit to undertake the great commission to bring the good news to the ends of the world. If you don’t even know if you got the Holy Spirit then I suggest that you may not be truly baptized in the Spirit as many pastors don’t even themselves understand this spiritual part of God. What they can not read, they don’t know since they do not know what they don’t know, so how can they preached it? We must worship God in Spirit and in Truth.

But if they were to let others know that they don’t know, there will be trouble, so they act like they know but still within they know that they don’t know. And its killing them day by day, the emptiness of preaching a powerless God. God does not have to show himself to people who are not truthful. Our God is a God of Truth. God has no obligations to show himself to a people who worship the idols in their own mind and do not fear him nor walk in his ways. The way is narrow, so we will know who truly walks the narrow way by the narrow things they do, they all show the signs and the marks of a true apostle of God.

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Joseph Ho is an engineer by training, he is also a former member of FGBMI and CBMC. Presently, he is the President of Thy Scepter, a spirit led Christian Business owner Society. He has also authored 2 books, one of which is “My Sheep Hear My Voice” and is available at www.kingscepter.com.