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Monday, August 31, 2015

The Final Trial of Christians and Muslims together

The Final Trial of Christians and Muslims together


Mary - revered by both Christians and Muslims as the vessel through whom God made the word, Jesus Christ, incarnate

Isa al-Mesih

Jesus Christ, the word by whom all has been created by God.

From the Holy Qur'an Surah and verse.

036.081 "Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to create the like thereof?" - Yea, indeed! for He is the Creator Supreme, of skill and knowledge (infinite)!
(See also:
016.040 For to anything which We have willed, We but say the word, "Be", and it is.)

007.054 Your Guardian-Lord is God, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He established Himself on the Throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil o'er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be God, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!

This proclaims the pre-existence of the word of God

004.171 O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was an Apostle of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in God and His Messengers. Say not "three [gods]" : desist: it will be better for you: for God is One God: Glory be to Him: above having a son [truly the Glory seen in His Son Jesus Christ but not in the pagan sense of earthly begetting of false gods such as Zeus and Leto]. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is God as a Disposer of affairs.

See these Biblical verses in agreement with the above Ayat 171 of Surah 4.

Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly vocation, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus:

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

2 Cor. 3:17 Now the Lord is a Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18But we all beholding the Glory of the Lord [Jesus Christ] with open face, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Apostle is the One who comes forth from God, in this case Jesus Christ the Messiah Himself, born of the Holy Spirit and the blessed virgin Mary, as both Christian truth and Islam teach.

He is the pre-existent Word of God through whom all things were created.

And through the Messiah Jesus Christ alone is the gift of the Holy Spirit of God to all who believe in Him.

This verse from the Gospel (Injil of John) of says it - John 3:13 And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. (Note that this verse alone, but many others as well, makes it impossible for Mary to have been Resurrected and Ascended, Assumed into heaven with her Son at this time. That will not happen until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ from heaven in the future. Mary was buried by the Apostles in 58 A.D. just across the Kidron brook from the East Gate of Jerusalem in the place of honor for her and will wait there for her son Jesus Christ to return from heaven in the future at His Second Coming and resurrect her at the head of the saints that are  resurrected then. There are two saints who will be resurrected just before that, they are Saint Enoch and Saint Elijah, the two witnesses of God at the end of this age 3 and 1/2 days after they are martyred by the arch enemy of God, the Antichrist. These are the  The Two Witnesses Rev. 11:4 These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks that stand before the Lord of the earth. … Scripture reference – Zach.: 4:14. Neither is Mary any kind of prophetess to replace God's appointed two witnesses. The Marian Apparitions are false.)

He came forth, therefore the Apostle of God, the Word descended from heaven and became Incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the blessed virgin Mary, hence He is the Son of man - Incarnate from the flesh of Mary by the Holy Spirit, while remaining the Son of God (that is the pre-existent Word of God) now Incarnate, the son of Mary.

Therefore the heavenly host sang at His birth -

Luke 2:11 For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: 14 
Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.

Notice the blessing that is upon the Christ Child and in Him and through Him on all of good will - peace. Therefore the blessing of Muslims upon Christ and His mother and the prophet of PBUH. Peace be upon him/her.

056.077 That this is indeed a Qur'an Most Honourable,
056.078 In Book well-guarded,
056.079 Which none shall touch but those who are clean:
056.080 A Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.

085.021 Nay, this is a Glorious Qur'an,
085.022 (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved

043.003 We have made it a Qur'an in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand (and learn wisdom).
043.004 And verily, it is in the Mother of the Book, in Our Presence, high (in dignity), full of wisdom.
(The above here from the Holy Qur'an 043.003 and 043.004, is the Holy Spirit as wisdom of God, refered to as 'her' philologically in Christendom, but is emphatically He (as the Church Fathers always made reference) and is the Holy Spirit by whom the word of God was made incarnate by Mary whom she gave birth to, Jesus Christ, without human begetting and without God begetting as humans do. See next verse, below.)

019.035 It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is.

26... the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David: and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 Who having heard, was troubled at his saying and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.
31 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus.
Gabriel is relaying to Mary what God's command is. Gabriel is not commanding it. God is commanding it to be.

cf. John 1:1-5

¶ In (the) beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and God was the word.
2 The same was in (the) beginning with God.
3 All things through him came to be, and without him came to be not one thing. Which came into being 4 in him was life, and the life was the light of men;
5 ¶ And the light in the darkness shines and the darkness did not grasp it.

'Isa al-Maseeh, Jesus Christ, the word by whom all has been created by God, is by the teaching of God in the Injil (the Gospel) and the Qur'an, the all holy (always sinless - pure [Mary is also sinless by both the Injil and Qur'an]) servant of God to whom God reveals all things and who is the prophet of God which Moses foretold would come (Dt:18:15:15 ¶ The Lord thy God will raise up to thee a PROPHET of thy nation and of thy brethren like unto me: him thou shalt hear.)

019.030 He said: "I am indeed a servant of God: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;
019.031 "And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;
019.032 "(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;
019.033 "So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"!
019.034 Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.
019.035 It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is.

Incarnation and death and resurrection of 'Isa al-Maseeh,
Jesus Christ, the word by whom all has been created by God. (verse 019.033 from above quoted passage 019.030 to 019.035)

019.033 "So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"!
The faith was fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ. The Church was established by the command of Christ by His apostles and prophets in the first century A.D. He said the gates of hell will not prevail against it. They won't.

Mt.16:18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
See Matthew 28:18-20.

18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. 19Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

Christ is always with His faithful, His Church and all His sheep, especially His other sheep (St. John's Gospel 10:16) who are Muslim, who hear His voice and follow Him with us. His Redemption includes all believers - Patriarchs, Old Testament Jews, Christians and Muslims.

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

Jesus Christ is the good shepherd over all His flock, given Him by God, the Father.

Jesus spoke

11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. 12 But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: 13 And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me. 15 As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep.

16 And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd. 17 Therefore doth the Father love me: because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18 No man taketh it away from me: but I lay it down of myself, and I have power to lay it down: and I have power to take it up again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The creation characteristics of zebra stripes

Every being, animate or inanimate, has a color. Moreover, there are the same colors of the same species  all over the world. No matter where you go, the color of kiwis are green, the seas are blue or tints of blue and the snow is white. The color of elephants is the same everywhere in the world; the colors of trees is also the same. This situation does not change for artificially produced colors. No matter where you go in the world, if you mix yellow with red, and black and white, you get orange and gray respectively. This also never changes. The black and white stripes of zebras are like this. The common specialty of zebras living in different parts of the world is their black and white stripes. These stripes, which have different wonders, provide great benefits for zebras.
·         Have you ever thought why zebras have black and white stripes?
·         What could be the wonder of the stripes these beings possess?
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Most zebras live in open places where there is not much place to hide. Therefore, they need to  be able to move very quickly in order to survive. All the bodily structures of zebras are created in a way as to provide for these needs.
Zebra, which remind people of horses at first glance, have long hairs called a mane; their physical structure is also created quite similar to horses and they run at least as fast as them. Zebras have very long legs, strong muscles and lungs with broad surfaces which help these beings to run long distances without getting exhausted and being forced to slow down. Even though zebras’ bones are light, they are strong and created specially for running fast. However, one of the most interesting characteristics of zebras is their fur, which is made up of black and white stripes.
  • Zebras’ stripes help them camouflage:
One of the most important defense tactics in animals is, no doubt, camouflage. Beings with camouflage ability are under special protection because of their body structure having been created in a compatible way to their living environment. The bodies of these beings are very compatible with their living environment. The striped patterns on zebras have an inherent camouflage ability and help them hide against their enemies in nature. As it is known, zebras live in tall-grass pastures called savannas. It is very difficult to distinguish zebras inside these tall-grass pastures;  the stripes appear as shadows of pastures and prevent the bulk of the animal’s body from beingseen clearly.
Claiming that this amazing camouflage system of zebras has come into existence by coincidences is, of course, an unscientific and irrational claim. If there is an order, it naturally has a regulator. The flawless order on Earth belongs to Almighty Allah, the Merciful. What rational people need to do is to think about Allah’s creation in detail. Almighty Allah reveals this truth in Surat an-Nahl as such:
 “And also the things of varying colours He has created for you in the earth. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who pay heed.” (Surat an-Nahl, 13)
  • Zebras’ stripes are an important tool of defense:
zebras-stripedZebras’ colors are one of their most important defense mechanisms.  When they stand together, the predatory animals that typically  hunt them see the complete herd as a whole due to these stripes. In this case, the hunter finds it difficult to choose the individual zebra it will hunt, and this is a protection for zebras. At the same time, when they stroll around as a herd, when their patterns are next to one another, they appear as a block. The predators that want to hunt these beings cannot focus on them.
Another defense mechanism the black and white stripes have for zebras is that these stripes protect zebras from horse flies that suck blood and carry disease.
Scientists have found that horse flies are affected by light polarized on a horizontal line. This effect is an important aspect that protects zebras from horse fly attacks. Horse flies leave their larvae on leaves in water, and since light reflected from water ripples are polarized, it makes the horse fly  go for the leaf instead of water.
In a research experiment, adhesive models of different colors were placed on a field, and it was observed which model the horse flies  showed greater attention for striped models. As it can be seen from this research, the horse fly compares the black and white stripes of the zebra to polarized lights and does not go to the zebra thinking that this polarized pattern is water.
This very important observation and experiment is a very crucial example to the perfect order in the creation of living beings and their creation by a single Creator. It is impossible for the zebra to know that horse flies are affected by moving water patterns that reflect polarized light in order to send away the horse fly. Even if a zebra knows about this quality of the horse fly, it most assuredly does not have the power to create its own skin resembling the polarization in the reflection of water patterns. Furthermore, a zebra is solid colored when it is an embryo, but its skin turns into the familiar  striped form as it comes close to birth. Just before birth, these perfect stripes form in the mother’s womb.
Almighty Allah is the One Who creates zebra skin thick and long enough for the eyes of the horse fly to see the white stripes that resemble the polarization formed by water patterns in order to prevent the horse fly bites that carry contagious diseases. This example shows the infinite Mercy and  Knowledge of our Almighty Lord, Who creates everything with a wisdom:
“Your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days and then settled Himself firmly on the Throne. He covers the day with the night, each pursuing the other urgently; and the sun and moon and stars are subservient to His command. Both creation and command belong to Him. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.” (Surat Al-A‘raf, 54)
  • Zebras’ stripes help them be recognized:
Regular stripes that cover the whole body of zebras from head to toe are different in every zebra. Just like every human being has a different fingerprint, so the stripes on zebras are also different from one another. The stripes of a zebra are much like an identity card. Individuals in a herd and mothers recognize one another and offspring respectively using these different stripes and scents.
The Symmetry and Aesthetic in Zebra Stripes Are One of Allah’s Art of Creation
Zebras are taken into special protection with their body structures, shapes, colors and patterns created in a way that is compatible to their living environments. The bodies of some of these beings are very compatible with their environments. It can never be claimed that this detailed and compatible system has come into existence by coincidence. There certainly is a will and power that places this compatibility inside these beings and their environment in the most perfect way. The owner of this power is Almighty Allah, Who encompasses both the living being and the systems and environment it uses. This truth proves once again the impossibility of a zebras striped fur coming into existence by coincidence because this animal makes no effort on its own to get these stripes. It only does what Almighty Allah inspires to it and, in other words, it resumes its life and tries to continue its lineage. Therefore, it does not know what it needs to do in order to get the color, shape and black and white colors of its hairs.
Almighty Allah manifests on zebras to show the knowledge of creation to His servants one more time, to remind them of the  details in the systems He created that require superior intelligence and inform us of the the beauties He has granted by decorating with shapes. Allah is our Almighty Creator:
The Originator of the heavens and earth. When He decides on something, He just says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is.” (Surat al-Baqara, 117)
yavru-zebraZebras are camouflaged thanks to their colors compatible with their  environments; similarly, the colors and patterns of other beings  may form an intimidating appearance for enemies. Another point where color helps is in recognizing the mates or offspring of living beings. It is both foolish and illogical to claim  that this detailed system has come into existence in a coincidental way. The Owner of this flawless detail is Allah, He Who is the Lord of all worlds and encompasses both the environment and the living being itself, as well as the system it uses, with superior knowledge.
Allah reveals this truth to us in the Qur’an as such:
Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the sky and by it We bring forth fruits of varying colors? And in the mountains there are streaks of white and red, of varying shades, and rocks of deep jet black. And mankind and beasts and livestock are likewise of varying colors. Only those of His slaves with knowledge have fear of Allah. Allah is Almighty, Ever-Forgiving. (Surah Fatir, 27-28)
Allah created every living being with the qualities most compatible to their environment. Zebras  are one of the examples of Allah’s art of creation. Allah is the One Who does not have any partners in creation, and controls all things under His control.
That is Allah, your Lord. There is no god but Him, the Creator of everything. So worship Him. He is responsible for everything.” (Surat Al-An‘am, 102)
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