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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bible : Book of Numbers ; Chapter 23 Verse 19

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear brothers and sisters,

I was just watching this You Tube video showing Syeikh Yusuf Estes responding to a Christian in a Peace Conference when I learned about this revelation in the Bible which clearly defines the Essence of God Almighty just as we who are Muslims attest to Allahu Ta'ala being our Master and Lord!

The verse I am referring to here is found in the Book of Numbers : Chapter 23 Verse 19.

Click here to read it in the various translations of the Bible.


God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?New Living Translation (©2007)
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
God is not a man who lies, or a son of man who changes His mind. Does He speak and not act, or promise and not fulfill?
God is not a human male— he doesn't lie, nor is he a human being— he never vacillates. Once he speaks up, he's going to act, isn't he? Once he makes a promise, he'll fulfill it, won't he?
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
God is not like people. He tells no lies. He is not like humans. He doesn't change his mind. When he says something, he does it. When he makes a promise, he keeps it.
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
God is not a man, that he should lie, Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and will he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and will he not make it good?
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor as the son of man, that he should be changed. Hath he said then, and will he not do? hath he spoken, and will he not fulfil?
ùGod is not a man, that he should lie; neither a son of man, that he should repent. Shall he say and not do? and shall he speak and not make it good?
God is not a man, that he should lie; Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoke, and shall he not make it good?
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor the son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?
God is not a man -- and lieth, And a son of man -- and repenteth! Hath He said -- and doth He not do it? And spoken -- and doth He not confirm it?
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible God is not a man, that he should lie - This seems to be spoken to correct the foregoing supposition of Balak that God could change his mind. Even the heathen would not allow that their supreme god could be caught in a falsity. Hence Aeschylus, in Prometh. vinct. 1068: -
Ψευδηγορειν γαρ ουκ επισταται στομα
Το Διον, αλλα παν επος τελει.
"The mouth of Jove knows not to frame a lie;
But every word finds full accomplishment."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible God is not a man, that he should lie,.... Man is a creature consisting of a body of flesh and blood, and of a soul, a created and finite spirit; but God, though he has the parts of an human body ascribed to him in a figurative sense, yet is not to be conceived of in a corporeal manner; and though he is a Spirit, yet eternal, immense, and infinite; and much less is as a sinful man, who goes astray from the womb speaking lies; no, let God be true, and every man a liar: he is God, that cannot lie; his counsels of old are faithfulness and truth; his promises yea and amen in Christ; the Scriptures inspired by him are true, and the prophecies of them are punctually accomplished, particularly what he foretold of the people of Israel, and promised unto them; that they should be happy, and inherit the land of Canaan; that be would be true and faithful to them, and there could be no hope, by any means whatever, to make him false and unfaithful to his word: neither the son of man, that he should repent; repentance is found in men, who repent for what they have done, or change their minds, as to what they intended to do or set about; perceiving it to be wrong to do it, or that they are able to do it, some unforeseen thing turning up they were not aware of: but nothing of this kind belongs to God, or can befall him; he never changes his mind, alters his counsels, purposes, and decrees, and never varies in his affections to his people, nor makes void his choice of them, or covenant with them; and his calling of them by his grace, and his gifts of grace bestowed upon them, are without repentance: and particularly with respect to the people of Israel, there was no reason to hope or believe that God would change his purposes or promises respecting their outward happiness, and enjoyment of the land of Canaan; or that ever he would be prevailed upon to curse them, or admit them to be cursed, when he was determined, and had so peremptorily promised that he would bless them:
hath he said, and shall he not do it? or "hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?" whether it be with regard to things temporal, spiritual, or eternal; for there is no variableness nor shadow of turning in his mind; he never forgets his word, he foresees all events, he is able to perform, and is true and faithful; and therefore whatever is gone out of his lips will never be altered, but will be most certainly fulfilled, Psalm 89:34 Isaiah 14:24.

Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament "God is not a man, that He should lie; nor a son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and should He not do it? and spoken, and should not carry it out?"

Geneva Study Bible{h} God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
(h) God's enemies are compelled to confess that his government is just, constant, and without change or repentance.
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I just do not understand why the so called Christians fail to realize the errors of their present day beliefs?

We who are Muslims have from the very beginning attested to the Oneness of God who identifies Himself to us as Allah.

Allah the Magnificent Supreme Creator of us all reveals to us about His being the One and Only God of us all.

Allah declares Himself to be Eternal

Whatever the Christians take to be their God or Son of God or as a Trinity of 3 separate entities whom they then collectively claim to worship as their Christian 'God' clearly stands in error of what their own Bible states that God is not human or a male as stated in the above verse in their many differing versions of their Christian 'Bible'.

Allah declares that He was not begotten nor did He beget anyone else.

Allah further declares that there is none whatsoever liken unto Him.

These revelations are to be found in the Al Qur'an Al Karim. 

Chapter of Sincerity. Chapter 112. Verses 1 to 4. Al Qur'an.


Surat Al-'Ikhlāş (The Sincerity) - سورة الإخلاص

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112:1
Transliteration
Qul huwa Allahu ahad
Sahih International
Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,
Muhsin Khan
Say (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)): "He is Allah, (the) One.
Pickthall
Say: He is Allah, the One!
Yusuf Ali
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Shakir
Say: He, Allah, is One.
Dr. Ghali
Say, "He is Allah, The Only One,

112:2
Transliteration
Allahu assamad
Sahih International
Allah , the Eternal Refuge.
Muhsin Khan
"Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks).
Pickthall
Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
Yusuf Ali
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
Shakir
Allah is He on Whom all depend.
Dr. Ghali
Allah, The Everlasting Sovereign (The Arabic word is sometimes taken to mean all that is mentioned in verses 3 and 4).

112:3
Transliteration
Lam yalid walam yoolad
Sahih International
He neither begets nor is born,
Muhsin Khan
"He begets not, nor was He begotten;
Pickthall
He begetteth not nor was begotten.
Yusuf Ali
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
Shakir
He begets not, nor is He begotten.
Dr. Ghali
He has not begotten and has not been begotten,

112:4
Transliteration
Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad
Sahih International
Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
Muhsin Khan
"And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him."
Pickthall
And there is none comparable unto Him.
Yusuf Ali
And there is none like unto Him.
Shakir
And none is like Him.
Dr. Ghali
And to Him none could be co-equal."

Why then are the Christians still confusing themselves as to whom they should really submit themselves to and worship?

Jesus Christ or Prophet Isa ibnu Maryam Alaihis Salam was a man born from Siti Maryam who was a virgin daughter of the Prophet Zakariya Alaihis Salam.

Isa Alaihis Salam was conceived by Siti Maryam by the Will of Allah. There is a complete chapter in the Al Qur'an Al Karim revealing to us how the conception of Isa Alaihis Salam came to be. Read it here

If Isa Alaihis Salam is the Son of God as the Christians today are mistakenly being led to believe, then is Siti Maryam who was born to the Prophet Zakariya Alaihis Salam the 'wife of Allah' ? Na'uzubillahiminzalik!!! May Allah Forbid!!!

Is Prophet Zakariya Alaihis Salam the Father in Law of God??? 

Adam Alaihis Salam was created by Allah the Almighty from earth taken from all parts of this world by the Angel Sayyidina Izra'il Alaihis Salam and fashioned him to be as a human being. 

Adam Alaihis Salam was taught by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Himself to know about all things. Things which were not even known to Allah's Angels. Read about it here in Surah Al Baqarah.


2:30
Transliteration
Wa-ith qala rabbuka lilmala-ikatiinnee jaAAilun fee al-ardi khaleefatan qalooatajAAalu feeha man yufsidu feeha wayasfiku addimaawanahnu nusabbihu bihamdika wanuqaddisu lakaqala innee aAAlamu ma la taAAlamoon
Muhsin Khan
And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allah) said: "I know that which you do not know."

Surah Al Baqarah. Chapter 2 Verse 30.

When will the Christians wake up and accept the fact that all these years they have been misled by the erroneous falsifications of those who wrote the Bible and revised it as they pleased from time to time???

What is stopping them from coming to terms with these facts and not unite as one with us Muslims?

I believe it to be nothing but their egos. Just like is to be found among the differing groups amongst us who declare ourselves to be Muslims and Mukmins.

It's nothing else but our vain pride and stubborn streak in our self's refusing to come to terms with one another just because we think we know better than the other.

This is the reason why in our Muslim prayers we are asked to bow in submission to Almighty Allah as in our Ruku'.

The act of bowing ourselves so low as to our high and mighty heads coming to be parallel with our butt.

The high and untouchable heads of both king and commoner all come to be at the same levels with each other so that before Allah, God Almighty, there is no difference between us, members of the humankind.

We are all equal before Him save for our sincerity in offering such prayers in submission to Him, our God Almighty.

We then fall to the floor and prostrate before our Lord in total surrender and submission to His Greatness and Glory!


It doesn't matter whether one is the Supreme King of Arabia, Malaysia or any other country here on Earth!
Everyone has to place his or her high and noble forehead to the floor before Allah the Most Supreme, Most High.

Now let's take a look at how Jesus is said to have fallen on his face and prayed to His Lord?
Now, why would one who is wrongfully worshiped as 'God' by the Christians fall upon his face and he himself turn to worship His True Lord?

See the similarity between the Muslim's prayer in the position of 'sujud' and the way Jesus is said to have prayed to His God???
Indonesian Army prostrating themselves in prayer before Allah the Almighty!

Its in our human nature to prostrate before Allah our Only True God. Not to any other creation of God.

We owe our existence to Allah for His Mercy in allowing us to be born and grow up to be a human being.

If you wish to learn as to how to pray in Islam, please click here and educate yourself. You can also visit You Tube and learn about it at your own pace.

Study our faith and discover many more things and reasons as to why we must submit ourselves only to Allah the Most Merciful God of us all and to no one else.

May we get to share our knowledge of Al Islam with our fellow mankind and help them to reclaim their birthrights to be Muslims. 

You've got nothing to lose...except your ego! Believe me. Pray to Allah and be saved. Only Allah Alone can save us from the Hellfires. No one else.

May Allah bless and guide us all. Ameen.
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