In simple words, god is something that is worshiped because people expect something in return from it. With this definition, everyone in this world has gods. Some have direct gods like idols, man-gods or heroes. Others have abstract gods like society, money, race, etc.
In this video, A.R.Green asks us to use common sense to realize the existence of God, and then examines other false-gods whether they are really worth worshiping or are they themselves dependent.
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There is a very common misconception among non-Muslims and even many Muslims that Islam is about believing in a God named Allah. However ‘Allah’ is only the Arabic word for ‘The God’. It not a distinctly personified God.
In this video, A.R.Green takes us on the journey of understanding the concept of Allah universally with respect to all religions and hence making us realize that grave sin of equaling God to some other creation by worshiping it besides God.
There are two Arabic words that are important to know for a discussion of Islamic monotheism. These are tawhid and shirk. Tawhid means “declaring God is one”, while shirk means “associating partners with God”. Thus tawhid is monotheism while shirk is to negate this by associating godly powers to others apart from God.
The Islamic scholars have defined three aspects to tawhid, each of which has several types of shirkthat negate it. Each of these will be discussed in turn.
Islam is the rational choice for anyone who wishes to have a faith that does full justice to the demands of the three faculties of man: physical, intellectual and spiritual. Here is a concise listing of Islam’s unique features for which Islam is chosen as a way of life.
A look at what Judeo-Christian scholars say about the authenticity and preservation of the Old Testament.
– Dr. Laurence Brown
(Copyright 2007 Dr. Laurence B. Brown; used by permission)
A look at what Judeo-Christian scholars say about the authenticity and preservation of the New Testament.
– Dr. Laurence Brow
(Copyright 2007 Dr. Laurence B. Brown; used by permission.)
The basic concept of Jesus being God is believed to be derived from Bible. However the concept of Jesus not being God could also be taken out from the same Bible. In fact things become very clear when both the claims are seen together, as done by Dr Jearld Dirks, who graduated from the Divinity school from Harvard University and is a former minister (deacon) of the United Methodist Church, in his talk on ‘Is Jesus God?’.
Jesus (pbuh) clearly prophesied Muhammad (pbuh) as his successor in the Bible. Yet people do not think about those lines. People have readily accepted the more common interpretation of successor being the Holy Spirit. However unprejudiced reading clearly suggests that it is not the Holy Spirit that is prophesied.
The true salvation is saught by turning to the Almighty God, and showing servitude to Him alone. In this lecture Dr. Brown -a former Christian and an expert on comparitive religion- explains the concept of true salvation in comparison with the atonement of Jesus.