Worship the Creator not the Creation
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,
Article by Br. Imtiyaz Nawaz [India].
The Qur’an and Bible says Worship the creator not the Creation of God [Jesus]. The Qur’an gives us strong evidence that Jesus is not God and he was created as a man. Just as many men before him by their very nature did miracles with God’s help, he too as a prophet (like the many before him) was aided by God in doing miracles (Acts 2:21-22). Christians are deluded from the truth and they fail to understand who God really is. Does the Bible support claims which the Qur’an has laid down about Jesus? Let’s take a close look at the Bible, as it says itself not to worship God’s Creation including Jesus.
Allah says in Quran Chapter 5 Verse 75,
✔ CHRIST the son of Mary was NO MORE THAN A MESSENGER.
✔ There were many MESSENGERS THAT PASSED AWAY BEFORE HIM.
✔ His mother was a SAINTLY WOMAN.
✔ They both ATE EARTHLY FOOD. ☜
✔ SEE! HOW CLEAR WE MAKE FOR THEM OUR MESSAGES.
✔ YET SEE! HOW THEY ARE DELUDED AWAY FROM THE TRUTH.
What’s in the BIBLE:
The following passages from the Bible will give you a clear picture of the true nature of God who is the Supreme, the Ruler, the Infallible and the Transcendent and Jesus a finite being, who suffers from wants and is subject to God’s Will:
NOT MORE THAN A MESSENGER ☟
☞ And you, my child, will be called ➭ a prophet of ➭the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way ➭for him [Luke 1:76]
☞My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me [John 7:16]
☞The word which you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me [John 14:24]
☞ Now you seek to kill me, A MAN who has told you the truth that I heard from God
☞ The Father Himself who sent me has given me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak [John 12:49]
☞ “I live because of the Father” (John 6:57).
A big gathering of people came to listen to Jesus and brought many sick persons who were healed of their infirmities.
☞ “So that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel” [Matthew15:31]
How is it that the God of the Christians is three and the God of the Jews is ONE?
MESSENGERS THAT PASSED BEFORE HIM ☟
☞ Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them [Matthew 5:17]
☞ And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor. [Matthew 13:57]
ATE EARTHLY FOOD ☟
☞”The Son of man came EATING AND DRINKING, and they say, behold a man gluttonous, and a wine bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.” [Matthew, 11:9; Luke, 7:34]
☞ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence. [Luke 24:42-43]
SEE! HOW CLEAR WE MAKE FOR THEM OUR MESSAGES ☟
☞ “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” [Mark 10:18]
☞ “And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.” [John 17:3]
☞ “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.’ [John 5:30]
☞ “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” [Matthew 24:36 & Mark 13:32]
☞ I (Jesus) ascend unto my Father and your Father; and to MY GOD and your God. [John 20:17]
All the above verses pinpoint Jesus’ inferiority, weakness and dependence on God’s favor.
YET SEE! HOW THEY ARE DELUDED AWAY FROM THE TRUTH ☟
Proof that Christians are indeed deluded away from truth, even with reading their own Bible. All things are created by God, we are all his creation, there is a clear distinction between the Creator and the creation.
Worship none but one:
“Here, O Israel: The LORD our God is one Lord.” [Deut. 6:4]
“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god besides me.” [Deut. 32:39]
“I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to graven images.” [Isaiah 42:8]
“I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.” [Isaiah 44:6]
“You are my witnesses,” says the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there by any after me. I, I am the Lord and besides me there is no saviour.” [Isaiah 43:10-11]
“You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” This can be found in the Gospels of (Matthew 4:10) and (Luke 4:8) both in the Bible.
Jesus clearly says that only God is to be worshipped.
Jesus was a creation of God. Anything created by GOD, becomes His creation including Jesus according to Colossians 1:15 and 1 Corinthians 15:28, therefore created things do not deserve worship and this clearly leads to idol worshipping according to the Bible.
Jesus was created lower than Angels:
Bible says Angels are not worthy of worship and claims Jesus was created lower than angels which confirms Jesus does not deserve to be worshipped:
⇨ But he (the Angel) said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brother’s the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!” [Revelation 22:9]
What about someone who is lower than the Angels ?!!
⇨”But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor…” [Hebrews 2:9]
We have clearly shown from the Bible itself that Jesus was the creation of GOD and how he was created. Worship the creator not the created Jesus. Who is speaking here? Who is condemning the people for turning God into the creation, for likening God unto the creation, who is the one condemning the people for worshipping the creation over the creator?
Is this an Islamic scholar?
This is none other than the apostle Paul!
Yes, this is Jesus’ favourite apostle Paul and the founder of Christianity, speaking directly from the Christian Bible:
➲ Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.
➲ Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.
➲ And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.
➲ So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies.
➲ They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.
● Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:
Do not call anyone on earth ⇛ ‘father,'(GOD) for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. [Matthew 23: 1,9]
[Allah knows the best]
Jesus is God and He is also man. He certainly did humble himself and make himself lower than the angels, so that he could come to save us. Yes, he does submit to the Father, just as sons on earth are suppose to do. It made people 2,000 years ago very mad when he claimed to be God, just as it still makes people upset. You have to take every book whether it is the Bible or the Qu’ran as a whole. You can not simply take verses out of their context or ignore verses that don’t prove your point. For instance in John 30, it has the following story–>
24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me,[a] is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”
31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.