Isaiah 50 – 24 June 2017

Isaiah 50

1 This is what the Lord says: “Where is your mother’s certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of my creditors did I sell you? Because of your sins you were sold; because of your transgressions your mother was sent away.

2 When I came, why was there no one? When I called, why was there no one to answer? Was my arm too short to deliver you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you? By a mere rebuke I dry up the sea, I turn rivers into a desert; their fish rot for lack of water and die of thirst.

3 I clothe the heavens with darkness and make sackcloth its covering.” [  ]

Source: Isaiah 50 (NIV)

Commentaries From Biblos

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Proof of Prophecy: A Logical Argument for Muhammad’s Prophethood 18 June 2017

This article continues from and assumes the conclusions of our previous article on the Proof of the Existence of God as Unconditioned Reality. We request readers not familiar with this argument and the concept of God as Unconditioned Reality to read it first before this article. We also recommend readers consult our earlier article 10 Surprising Facts to Know about the Qur’an, which is a companion article to this present piece.

Nature is the great daily Book of God…
God’s miracles are the very law and order of nature.

Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III,
(“What have we forgotten in Islam,” Letter to H.E. Dr. Zahid Husain, April 4, 1952)

The Prophet himself never claimed any miracle of any sort. The only miracle which you have in Islam is the Qur’an.

Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV,
(CBC Interview, “Man Alive with Roy Bonisteel”, October 8, 1986)

The purpose of this article is to offer a philosophical argument for the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad: to demonstrate that Muhammad b. ‘Abdullah (570-632) was a

Source: Proof of Prophecy: A Logical Argument for Muhammad’s Prophethood

To God be the Glory for Holy Spirit guidance for free Bible study tools-June 2017

From a friend called Bill via EMAIL

My Bible Book study tools:

1-01-OT– Genesis in ETRSF (59 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/m2mnzf2iljbd25pcjbi88qeg855cbjnc

1-02-OT– The Book of Job in ETRSF (34 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/nibw87zcbre1ehsgy6hhdz42j2agr7nk

1-03a-OT– Exodus– ETRSF (41 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/dbd8964fmsdwv8f1ckc0uwhy3pw5y7z3

1-03b OT– Joshua– ETRSF (26 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/t4clturmp8r37pc5wcp47zj4v1e09wq1

1-04-OT– Deuteronomy 26-30 in ETRSF (9 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/51mfhb0q0wc9czmwsezy91y3p08xjf3s

1-05a-OT– Bible Study Tool of Psalm 37– ETRSF (2 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/7vp0e4qsu5r7013cd3q6kn0h96by6dwn

1-05b-OT– proof of Jesus Christ being the Word in Psalm 119 (4 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/xote0fo7u4dtgsf21w4qo4ej8bxbdbsf

1-05b-OT– Psalm 119 in ETRSF (4 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/niu6cp9q7nqurav19gs24hry84pqoz2s

1-05b-OT– Psalm 119 Study Tool Index (4 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/t3dqpj6qvus986w0xmdrwxj2wrwyatkg

1-05c-OT– Psalms in ETRSF (86 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/6nrh5x79w5ezak1pq8o1mdq4zutcvkip

1-06-OT– Easiest-to-understand from Proverbs — ETRSF (14 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/76iz0caq7xcr2wkz65pe31j68g8n3jvt

1-07-OT– Song of Solomon in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/sb827w0nll37a9r3xbr7x9sjorj18y6h

1-08-OT– Isaiah in ETRSF (70 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/wtttxtg1z5d1e6g7gtrlg5kkmemv6s8s

1-09a-OT– Jeremiah in ETRSF (57 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/2q2q57lu5978s0d3exu1qpij0cj4t3r2

1-09b-OT– Lamentations in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/w7z31ha6w76x8g4hea63c4ur6i151dxs

1-10-OT– Daniel in ETRSF (19 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/65n3gl6j0yjtlholcwj5v1mzs382dfx5

1-11-OT– Hosea– ETRSF (9 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/e2f7rbaa4dow8thxv8a9shgz4cs80ys1

1-12-OT– Ezekiel in ETRSF (55 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/fcqwqzsui4soutaygno2y04duc7gigd9

1-13-OT– Malachi in ETRSF (4 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/52x0frembc30q2j2d9mpvsgu1ekg8aqn

NT-01a– The Gospel of the Apostle Matthew in ETRSF (42 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/52x0frembc30q2j2d9mpvsgu1ekg8aqn

NT-01b– The Gospel of Matthew in ETRSF with questions (46 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/gi1u59sk8t1xs804xxv6smxwl688s714

NT-02– The Gospel of the Apostle Mark in ETRSF (24 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/vx5h807v8rcz69ilmw5n0s3d7geklbh2

NT-03– The Gospel of the Apostle Luke in ETRSF (48 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/qegbh2x3xp2v0a74nbx5lfvfomyfunne

NT-04– The Gospel of the Apostle John in ETRSF (33 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/vjani09jdzoqphd8ifyozhbsygtkzns1

NT-05– Harmony of the Gospels with Scripture in ERTSF (161 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/hx511qyjysqujvjud1y857dyt156udxn

NT-06– Acts in ERTSF (43 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/meynyploo5xl1wsdz3csbct31x6g6d6b

NT-07– The Epistle of Romans in ETRSF (16 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/z8k20pai7cjuzp0znfe2h7rf4isu93ww

NT-08a– 1 Corinthians in ETRSF (25 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/edvlvk4gpqzk0gyhhttgvx5e18ikt9mj

NT-08b– 2 Corinthians in ETRSF (15 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/c6j9w2fo0594urdyi3x1uvbwzb5mg51x

NT-09– Galatians in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/dyz0f207yni5x7forhgjmr2r5orgqsnj

NT-10a– Ephesians in ETRSF (no questions) (6 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/6o6z38pkywhc2ig52k66q24pyyv4goqi

NT-10b– Ephesians Bible Study in ETRSF (7 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/pfnj4q6gash29ffegtjuosx05f8tyndj

NT-11– Colossians in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/ewpslw8wu777tybkv50bm4erk1g6qyqq

NT-12– Ephesians and Colossians comparison (16 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/ha1yvx3uu9gahse7xrtn6rx0qduhhpzo

NT-13a– Philippians in ETRSF (5 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/teflkdmqhdlcakmzrlsdcpn0p9cth9oe

NT-13b– God Wants– Philippians Study Guide (13 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/3jjvijwpa2ocv8gflfi692xhbxyz0gf4

NT-13c– Philippians Study Guide suggested answers (3 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/atnpkjswgi6zip6rx95kk3pv13pj6owl

NT-14– 1 & 2 Thessalonians in ETRSF (6 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/nz9ob9zob0x07no7fgqfgq0vf2mi7564

NT-15– 1 & 2 Timothy in ETRSF (11 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/ero4931oz1f18ghpyfimyi9grwvn152n

NT-16a– Titus in ETRSF (2 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/pc4upxt7my4cjnhsg9znk7ppto31k9m6

NT-16b– Philemon in ETRSF (1 pg.)– https://app.box.com/s/ohyzyf0tle0qte9m4gb51j9lf29lt5i8

NT-17– Hebrews– ETRSF (12 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/ula24bab3e89peza1ngxikvlr68ije2h

NT-18– James ETRSF (7 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/qwz95qk612c9y6aepmh7z2ohba156p50

NT-19– 1 & 2 Peter (no questions)– ETRSF (11 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/sn0eu44ziylobkwzughc6bgo0vzo67ow

NT-19– 1 & 2 Peter with questions– in ETRSF (13 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/2isug7xtkywmgaxwcdl8e7kkgnjnfhb1

NT-20– The Epistles of John in ETRSF (8 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/qp20kckkcfv1w4tiuxzvgqb253njw5pf

NT-20– The Epistles of John in ETRSF with questions (10 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/qv97sd1vgdttc2eidapak5q9i2kav8cd

NT-21– Jude in ETRSF (2 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/kdp39hfllj6b7rjsyw7vr2ri00fdz9ww

NT-22– Revelation– 4th Edition in ETRSF (20 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/fzje4ktn2cp088wr9wkj4z16nplvlerq

List of Free Bible Studies Without Commentary

Note: The following indicates my current project of improving my free Bible study tools

in both ETRSF form and the just Scripture references form.

The ETRSF versions are much much larger

because they are very thorough with all of logically indented Scripture written out.

https://app.box.com/s/61dcgiqvm6skx1x7orulxfxs50bhlwnr

***Bible Word Studies compiled and logically sorted by Bible Stevenson***

a.) God and His love and related to Him (30 Bible study tools)

Bible Study About Death

‘Forever’ New Testament Bible Study Tool

Bible Study About Heaven Where the New Jerusalem Is Now

Hell

God’s Planning– New Testament Bible Study

God’s Will

“written”, “write”, and “wrote” Bible study tool

Electing by God The Father

Special Choosing by God

Partial ‘Behold’ Bible Study Tool

“Holiness” Bible Study Tool

Bible study tool about “the righteousness of God”

‘forgotten’ and ‘remember not’ Bible study

Bible study tool about “the just”

Bible Study About Being Divinely Blessed and Verbally Blessing Others

“Fear not” Bible study too

Divine Peace from God for Believers

Bible Study About Truth

Bible Study About Light

“Name” of Jesus Christ

Bible study about ‘Savior’, ‘Lord’, ‘Jesus’, and ‘Christ’

Bible Study About “Verily” in the Gospels

Three Days Bible Study

Two Wisdoms

Divine Creation and the First Humankind Sinning

Bible Study Tool of “Worthy”

“Fear God” Bible Study Tool

“Love God” Bible Study Tool

Spirit-submissive: desire to obey The Holy Spirit’s guidance

Holy Spirit Guidance or Spiritual Enemy Guidance?

b.) Salvation and onward (13 Bible study tools)

Sacrifice

Children

‘Thought’ and ‘Think’ in NT

Short Bible Study About Faith

Heart Change and “Born Again”

Bible Word Study of Faith

Heart Change and “Born Again”

When Does Eternal Life Begin for Human Beings?

“Forever” Bible Study from the Wisdom Books

Grace

Not Only Grace– Grace and Sanctification

Justification, Sanctification, & Glorification

How Important is Biblical Christian Baptism?

c.) Sanctification (72 Bible study tools)

Wonderful Children of God

True Christianity Basics– Epistles in Subjects

Abounding

Behold

Biblical Greetings

Boldness and Perfection for Christians

Boldness in Standing for Convictions

Special Choosing in the Bible

Christian Character Traits for Today

32 Christian Character Traits Scriptures

“cleave”

Communicating Wrongly

Communication Sins

Compassion

“complete”, “all”, “every”, and “always”

Deceit, Distraction, and Deception

Delight

Diligence

Encourage and Edify

Filled with the Holy Spirit Results

Friends and Friendship

“fool” Character Traits

God-Pleasing Friendship

“full of”, “filled with”, and “complete”

Glory Divine and Proper Human Glorifying

Happy, Joy, Joyfulness, and Rejoicing

Hate

Hope

Humbleness Instead of Pride

Judging, Tolerance, and Grace

Laughter and Merriment

Learning and Listening and Obeying

Learn and Know– For Following Jesus Christ

“let”– Christian Permission

Liberty and Freedom

Living– “walk” and “walked”

Love– in the New Testament

Mercy– in the New Testament

Ministering/Serving in NT

Miracle Doing– Warnings for Today?

“one another”– in the New Testament

Persecution

Pleasure and Pleasing

Reasoning

Rejection

Rejoicing

Repentance

“Rich” and “Poor”

Righteousness– Christians’ Responsibility

Saints

Selfishness– against

Shaken

“shalt not” and “abstain from”

Sorrow

Spiritual Heart as Mentioned in Job-Proverbs and the New Testament

Submission

“Suddenly”, “Immediately”, and “Quickly”

Suffering, Trouble, and Tribulation partial study

Temptations

“Thank”, “Thankful”, “Thanks”, “Thanksgiving”

Thankfulness (Gratitude Acronym)

Thinking– Conscience

Thinking: “Feel” and “Feeling”

Thinking Kinds– Scriptures About the Mind

Tithing and “one tenth” Verses

Together

Treasures

Trust

Unity

Waiting For and On God

“Wish” and “Want”

Worship

d.) Future (8 Bible study tools)

Eternal Life for Righteous Believers

Who Are Truly Prophets of God the Father?

Persecute Bible study

Are You Ready for Persecution?

The Final Resurrection

Future Rewards After Jesus Christ Returns

Final Judgment by God

Forever’ in the New Testament

4– Other Bible Studies Tools

1a– RFBSS Series #1– About God the Father and Jesus Christ

1b– More About Jesus Christ– matching exercises

1c– Important Teachings in John 13-17– ETRSF

1c– Love as Jesus Did in ETRLF

1d– RFBSS Series #2– About Wonderful Christianity Basics

2a– Justification, Sanctification, & Glorification

2b– Divine Assurance from God for a True Christian

2b– Divine Blessings for the True Children of God– ETRS

2b- Two Wonderful Bible Study Tools

2b– Wonderful Children of God– 2nd edition

2c– Abnormal True Children of God– Bill’s responses– ETRSF

2c– Abnormal True Children of God Scripture references only

3a– Scripture References Compilation About Thinking

3b– Bible Study Tool for Holy Spirit Living– ETRS

3b– Holy Spirit Guidance or Spiritual Enemy Guidance– ETRS

3c– Christian Education Philosophy

3c– Commandments and Christians– ETRS

3c– God-Pleasing Living– ETRS

3da– Basics for Christian Living– version 1

3db– Basics For Christian Living– suggested answers

3dc– Basics For Christian Living– only questions

3e– Ephesians 5 in ETRSF with questions for true Christian marriage

3f– Restoration Principles and Techniques

3f– Romans 8 & 12 study guide– ETRS

4a– Multi-Bible Words Study About Standing For Convictions– ETRS

4b– What About the Famous Joseph—ETRSF

4c– Exciting New Understanding about Luke 22– ETRS

4d– Andrew, Philip, Stephen, and Barnabas– ETRS

4e– For Discerning Leaders Who Have Problems– ETRS

4e– God’s Love Against Modern Day Phariseeism– ETRS

4e– Biblical Warnings About Who and What to Avoid– ETRS

4fa– Leadership to Churches for Revival

4fb– Leadership to Churches for Revival suggested answers

4g– for Third World Bible Teachers– Some Wonderful Bible References

5a– Proper Doctrine and Teaching—ETRSF

5b– some answers to basic questions

5c– right and wrong judging, tolerance, and grace– ETRS

5d– Why God does not love all people– ETRSF

5e– For Relating To Others Who Are For Wrong Doctrines– ETRS

5f– Challenge for revival against New Age doctrine– ETRS

06a– more about courage

06b– Passive or Active Christianity– ETRS

06ca– Relating to Society Introduction Bible Study

06cb– Relating to Society– suggested answers

06da– Related to Current Political Events Anywhere– ETRS

06db– Related to Current Political Events– suggested answers

06e– A Challenge in Deuteronomy 31-32 and Psalm 60 in ETRSF

06f– wayward Israel and wayard Gentiles– ETRS

6g– More About the Need for Sorrowing

07a– against the pre-Tribulation rapture theory– ETRS

07b– Thoughts in Response to a Sermon about Job– ETRS

07c– Why I Believe in an Allowing God– ETRS

07d– Are You Ready for Persecution in ETRSF

07e– For surviving in the Last Days– ETR

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***Some of my best items that I have shared in my Internet ministry and ministry in churches:

· Interesting Spiritual Acronyms for e-mail sharing– https://app.box.com/s/6jcb9abykts7o4imkmoig9hd4btj5fey

· Wonderful Children of God– https://app.box.com/s/atkeqom4i0fssng475m5iie4cswlcru6

· Repentance– ETRS with questions (10 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/eadx1bl6tcn4ryebss8nc4emql0po6w4

· About Jesus Christ– http://right-focus.yolasite.com/

· Suggestions for Inductive Bible Learning (ETRSFing)– https://app.box.com/s/wbrfd52ccf6ukxski78berc3telnkf6z

· Examples of how ETRSF is very helpful– https://app.box.com/s/b6t1sya1yu3klbxk2h4vzlks3e43ca0o

· Jeremiah 15, verse 15-16in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/ctr2blk94s695m5iqvw5ew68am4yfg3g

· Philippians 4, 4-8 in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/hm0mm01th45z0780h4xy07allhh9tk2w

· against opinion giving in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/6rubrmp5bdsblp1ywks29zwg36q2q4fp

· Results of True Christian Conversion in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/pyxgttzgeolzis7c8wzqyfoa86n4smwj

· Ephesians 2, 1-10 in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/rc2vwpz7xyzkdgpxx70so2d146542oya

· Bible Study Tool of Psalm 37– ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/7vp0e4qsu5r7013cd3q6kn0h96by6dwn

· NT-21– Jude in ETRSF (2 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/kdp39hfllj6b7rjsyw7vr2ri00fdz9ww

· Very Important Teachings in John 13-17 in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/1c5cm4l7abb1desy50qi7bourxi33x41

· Romans 8, verses 1-14 in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/u6cuqg10u56zuik50y9xqyea1m4w7sny

· Galatians 5 & 6 passages in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/f1opg1tt56vugjjej9iean6oq0gpk1bp

· Last Day Challenges in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/iom21j7g8pgc0zxvlj7zzt4xarn1qtz4

· 2 passages from Timothy & Ephesians 6 in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/ngjnjzt8f4gm9vqwziw7qlax5wc9sewi

· Hebrews 10, verses 19-25in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/1dkwhz3g443jh42gqr3j49dmeo6tf38p

· for true Christian unity in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/pzo8tsz0nw0at860r32j4fdbmpsvjn0q

· Harmony of the Gospels with Scripture in ERTSF (161 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/hx511qyjysqujvjud1y857dyt156udxn

· Christian Character Traits for today in ETRSF– https://app.box.com/s/ly8biefw2l3yu4vukqkngx2e6wxbllk3

· Ephesians Bible Study in ETRSF (7 pgs.)– https://app.box.com/s/pfnj4q6gash29ffegtjuosx05f8tyndj

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To God 9 June 2017

St. Francis told his brothers that it was better to remain with the Superior even if he believed him to be wrong, than to leave…etc
Admonition Three

Of Perfect and Imperfect Obedience

Day 5:The Lord says in the Gospel: they “that do not renounce all that they possess cannot be” a “disciple” and “they that will save their life, shall lose it.”

A person is truly obedient when they leave all they possess, lose their body (and their soul), and wholly obeys their superior, doing whatever the superior requires – (provided the person know that what they do is good and not contrary to the superior’s will).   If at times a person sees things which would be better, or more useful to, them than those which the superior asks of them, let them sacrifice their will to God.  Let them strive to fulfil the work requested by the superior. This is true and charitable obedience, which is pleasing to God and to one’s neighbour.

Day 6: If, however, a superior commands anything of a person that is against the person’s soul, it is permissible for the person to disobey.  However, the person must not leave the superior.  If as a result the person suffers persecution from some, they should love their persecutors the more for God’s sake.

For the one who would rather suffer persecutions, than wish to be separated from their brethren, truly abides in perfect obedience. Because they lay down their life for their brethren.

There are many religious who, under pretext of seeing better things than those which their superiors command, look back and return to the vomit of their own will. These are murders and by their bad example they cause the loss of many souls.

 I have not ever been able to understand why it is/ was laudable to stay around while injustice reigned.
We left because no one understood why we would feel this way.
Currently  we are trialling Hope Uniting Church, hpestreetjust down the street. It is a member of the Uniting Church of Australia, I don’t know where it sits as in Wesleyan, Presbyterian or Congregational. The church is very Franciscan and there is a complete spectrum of ages present.
It is not a Catholic church but coming from a non denominational parish that is of no consequence. It is one which follows the Two Holy Ordinances and is very focused on the word.
Last weeks Gospel reading covered the matter of Fasting and Prayer and we were challenged by the Pastor to fast in some way – from food, media, mobile phone, TV and to Pray for a period of 3 months.
So far I find fasting easier than prayer?????

Admonition Three. 2017. Admonition Three. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.efo.org.au/Admonition-Three.htm. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

Surah 18 – the Cave- 25 April 2017

Companions of the Cave

 

Name

This Surah takes its name from v. 9 in which the word (al-kahf) occurs.

Period of Revelation

This is the first of those Surahs which were sent down in the third stage of Prophethood at Makkah. We have already divided the life of the Holy Prophet at Makkah into four stages in the Introduction to Chapter VI. According to that division the third stage lasted from the fifth to the tenth year of Prophethood. What distinguishes this stage from the second and the fourth stages is this. During the second stage the Quraish mainly resorted to ridiculing, scoffing, threatening, tempting, raising objections and making false propaganda against the Holy Prophet and his followers in order to suppress the Islamic Movement. But during the third stage they employed the weapons of persecution, man handling and economic pressure for the same purpose. So much so that a large number of the Muslims had to emigrate from Arabia to Habash, and those who remained behind were besieged in Shi’ib Abi Talib along with the Holy Prophet and his family. To add to their misery, a complete social and economic boycott was applied against them. The only redeeming feature was that there were two personalities, Abu Talib and Hadrat Khadijah, whose personal influence had been conducive to the support of two great families of the Quraish. However, when in the tenth year of Prophethood these two persons died, the fourth stage began with such revere persecutions as forced the Holy Prophet and all his Companions to emigrate from Makkah.

It appears from the theme of the Surah that it was revealed at the beginning of the third stage when in spite of persecutions and opposition, migration to Habash had not yet taken place. That is why the story of “Ashab-i-Kahf” (the Sleepers of the Cave) has been related to comfort and encourage the persecuted Muslims and to show them how the righteous people have been saving their Faith in the past.[ http://englishtafsir.com/Quran/18/index.html#sdfootnote1sym]

Our first section looks, in allegorecal form, at the fact that there is One God and Allah is his name beside God and that in times gone by

In Christian tradition is known as the Sleepers under the Hill or The  Seven Sleepers of Ephesus.

We can’t help but notice the anthropomorphism used in this Surah, Allah is referred to as ‘He’ when we know that Allah is genderless and has no form or features. The beginning here reads to me as an almost human to human exchange between Almighty God and His Servant Muhammad.

[1-4] All praise is for Allah, Who has sent down this Book to His Servant, and assigned nothing crooked to it.1 This Book says everything directly so that he may warn the people of the severe chastisement of Allah and give good news to the Believers, who do righteous deeds, that they will have an excellent recompense, which they will always enjoy and that he should warn those people who say, “Allah has begotten a son.”2

This needs no explanation!

Those who, inthose times attributed a son to Allah,’begottenness’ were as follows “Those people” includes the Christians, the Jews and the mushrik Arabs who assigned offspring to Allah. So what did these believe, considering that the Jews are numbered among them and as we know them today and in the times of the Patriachs, do/did not attribute offspring to Allah.

Let’s look at the Christian’s first: the first Person we think of as the begotten One is ‘Isa ibn Maryam”, yet there were many christian sects present at the time with various concepts of Allah and of trinity and of the nature of Christ.

Ebionites, 7th Century still exist today

  1. Jesus was a created human and not divine
  2. Jesus was a teacher
  3. Jesus was the expected Messiah
  4. The Law of the Torah must be observed
  5. Theirs was the earliest congregation of followers to Jesus, starting from around 30 AD

Nestorians, Dyophysites, In the Nestorian view, the human and divine persons of Christ are separate. 

Monophysites, (denied the humanity of Christ)

Mariamites, [ Worshippers of Mary, the mother of Jesus. They said the Trinity consisted of God the Father, God the Son, and Mary the mother of God.]

Collyridians was an Early Christian heretical movement in pre-Islamic Arabia whose adherents apparently worshipped the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, as a goddess.

What of the Jews?

community of Medina.[4Uzair (Ezra) lived during the period around 450 B.C. The Jews regarded him with great reverence as the revivalist of their Scriptures which had been lost during their captivity in Babylon tyafter the death The Quran emphasizes the absolute divinity of God and warns against associating any being with him (shirk).[4] It further condemns Jewish and Christian leaders of the time for deceiving the masses into taking “their priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of God”.[4] In casting doubt on claims about the divine status of Uzayr and Christ, the Quran also instructs Muslims to reject such beliefs.[4] These arguments reflect the tensions between the new Muslim community and the more established Christian and Jewish communities of Arabia.[4] ( not pro-Islam in my opinion)

“The Jews call Ezra a son of God, and the Christians call the Christ a son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. May Allah destroy them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! (Quran 9:30)’ Some Jews not all

And the “mushrik Arabs’

They are polytheists and associationts, worships beings other than Allah and or attributesAllah Subhanah’s Noble Attributes with anyone or anything else. Thus committing Shirk which is the exact opposit of Tauheed (belief in One God).

So the initial section of Surah 18 illustrates the concept of Tauheed, and of the Resurection of the dead, in two different situations, and teaches that sometimes people of faith must flee from polytheists to preserve themselves. That they may die and when the right time is accomplished they may rise from the dead. That history serves as their example that Allah (swt) is the supreme Lord of the universe and will save them now as he did in the past.

Before I write my next post I will say that considering that Christians committed blasphemy by the standards of today, assigning Mary as equivalent to the Almighty, “God the Father, God the Son, and Mary the Mother of God” and the godhead a family of beggetting and begotten, mother, father and son. A demierg, since this implies that Allah has parents.

That they debated the nature of Jesus as though he were a thing and not a man.

It is no wonder at all that  Allah  the Almighty, who is Creator and Sustainer of the universed  sent the final Testament to set right the horrendous Shirk committing by those who would destroy the Muslims.

Yet in the instance of this Surah, in its beginning Muhammad is devastated at the punishment awaiting those who would not become believers and the ‘ conversation’ is given for him and for the Muslims to allay his/ their worry. By demonstrating what the Almighty can do.


  • 18. Surah Al Kahf (The Cave) – Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi – Tafhim al-Qur’an – The Meaning of the Qur’an. 2017.
    18. Surah Al Kahf (The Cave) – Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi – Tafhim al-Qur’an – The Meaning of the Qur’an. [ONLINE] Available at: http://englishtafsir.com/Quran/18/index.html#sdfootnote1sym. [Accessed 05 May 2017].
  • Wikipedia. 2017. Seven Sleepers – Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sleepers#Story. [Accessed 05 May 2017].
  • Wikipedia. 2017. Uzair – Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzair. [Accessed 05 May 2017].
  • What does mushrik means exactly? and believes in – Encyclopedia of searchable Islamic Q & A – Islamhelpline. 2017. What does mushrik means exactly? and believes in – Encyclopedia of searchable Islamic Q & A – Islamhelpline. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.islamhelpline.net/node/534. [Accessed 05 May 2017].