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Vol. 6 / Issue 11 / April 22 2004

Contents of this issue

Editorial
Why Quran is not the Word of God! Part 1
Prayer Request
Praise Him...
OFFICIAL 18th Annual CSI Family & Youth Conference in New Jersey

News Items (Common to all issues) :
Through the Valley of Death & other Books
Download Articles in Handheld Computers
Kids Page - Free Tutorials
Hindi / Malayalam/Tamil Bible Online
Your Spam Folder
Your Feedback

Editorial

By Sherly Isaac

Long back in one of the big cities of India strange type of murders started taking place and also it was in broad day light. Many big businessmen and officials were the victims of these killings. Every victim had similarities like they were strangled by a rope at the front door of their home. For many months Police could not solve the mystery behind those murders. Many months later when the police could catch the culprits it was not only surprising but shocking for the whole community.

There were four or five teenagers involved who were from very decent and rich families. They formed a group and started killing people for fun. They stood in front of big houses to observe the activities of the inmates those houses as if they were just chatting with each other. If anybody from those houses noticed they would think that collage students are simply having their conversations. After observing for a days or weeks they would knock at the door and when someone opens the door they throw a rope with knot at the end and strangle him/her.

They did it for fun and they were successful in terrorizing the whole community, even the whole city. But they faced serious consequences.
Today also many are trying to terrorize the world with their violent acts. Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, leaders of Hamaz and other terrorist organizations have tried to terrorize the world by their violent acts. Many parts of the world have seen increasing violence and terror. Some are doing for fun, some are doing for money and some are misguided thinking that they will be in heaven by killing others. But every person who does wickedly will face serious consequences one day before God.

Bible says in Prov 6:16-18, "These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil."

One day every person has to stand before the judgment seat of God. He will judge the world with truth and righteousness. He will not take sides but reward everyone according to their works. Every wicked life will be punished eternally. But why face judgment when God has already made a way to escape from the wrath of God? There is only two options either to face the judgment of God or to accept His Pardon which He offered on the cross by shedding His precious blood.

Jesus said in John 5:24, "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." Jesus came in this world and died on the cruel cross to give us eternal life. He took all our sins on Himself to give us a holy life so that we could get forgiveness of our sins and enter into heaven. Today you can get forgiveness of your sins by repenting from your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

Why Quran is not the Word of God! Part 1

By Sherly Isaac

Last week we saw that Holy Spirit is none other than the Spirit of the almighty God and Muhammad and Angel Gabriel cannot be the Holy Spirit. Today we are going to see whether Quran is the word of God or not?

Bible tells us that all the prophets were filled with the Holy Spirit and they got revelation from God. But Hadith tells us that Muhammad was bewitched and had been affected by magic or powerful spell.

1. From whom Muhammad got his revelations:

Volume 4, Book 54, Number 490:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Magic was worked on the Prophet so that he began to fancy that he was doing a thing which he was not actually doing. One day he invoked (Allah) for a long period and then said, "I feel that Allah has inspired me as how to cure myself. Two persons came to me (in my dream) and sat, one by my head and the other by my feet. One of them asked the other, "What is the ailment of this man?" The other replied, 'He has been bewitched" The first asked, 'Who has bewitched him?' The other replied, 'Lubaid bin Al-A'sam.' The first one asked, 'What material has he used?' The other replied, 'A comb, the hair gathered on it, and the outer skin of the pollen of the male date-palm.' The first asked, 'Where is that?' The other replied, 'It is in the well of Dharwan.' " So, the Prophet went out towards the well and then returned and said to me on his return, "Its date-palms (the date-palms near the well) are like the heads of the devils." I asked, "Did you take out those things with which the magic was worked?" He said, "No, for I have been cured by Allah and I am afraid that this action may spread evil amongst the people." Later on the well was filled up with earth.


We read the same thing in Volume 8, Book 75, Number 400 where Aisha Muhammad's wife says that Allah's Apostle was affected by magic, so much that he used to think that he had done something which in fact. She also said Allah's Apostle was bewitched... (See Hadith No. 658, Vol. 7)

Hadith also tells us that Muhammad every night prayed a prayer that his devil should be driven away from him in

Book 41, Number 5036:
Narrated AbulAzhar al-Anmari:
When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) went to his bed at night, he would say: in the name of Allah, I have laid down my side for Allah. O Allah! forgive me my sin, drive away my devil, free me from my responsibility, and place me in the highest assembly.


When Muhammad started getting revelations he became suicidal and thought to kill himself. A great fear came in his heart and he was not even sure what he was getting and from whom?

Hadith tells us in Volume 9, Book 87, Number 111: Narrated 'Aisha:
The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah's Apostle was in the form of good righteous (true) dreams in his sleep. He never had a dream but that it came true like bright day light. He used to go in seclusion (the cave of) Hira where he used to worship(Allah Alone) continuously for many (days) nights. He used to take with him the journey food for that (stay) and then come back to (his wife) Khadija to take his food like-wise again for another period to stay, till suddenly the Truth descended upon him while he was in the cave of Hira. The angel came to him in it and asked him to read. The Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read." (The Prophet added), "The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it anymore. He then released me and again asked me to read, and I replied, "I do not know how to read," whereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I could not bear it anymore. He then released me and asked me again to read, but again I replied, "I do not know how to read (or, what shall I read?)." Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me and then released me and said, "Read: In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists). Has created man from a clot. Read and Your Lord is Most Generous...up to..... ..that which he knew not." (96.15)

Then Allah's Apostle returned with the Inspiration, his neck muscles twitching with terror till he entered upon Khadija and said, "Cover me! Cover me!" They covered him till his fear was over and then he said, "O Khadija, what is wrong with me?" Then he told her everything that had happened and said, 'I fear that something may happen to me." Khadija said, 'Never! But have the glad tidings, for by Allah, Allah will never disgrace you as you keep good reactions with your Kith and kin, speak the truth, help the poor and the destitute, serve your guest generously and assist the deserving, calamity-afflicted ones."


Further we read that Khadija accompanied him to her cousin Waraqa and Muhammad told his story to him. Waraqa told him that it is from angel Gabriel who keeps the secret. You can see that Muhammad wasn't sure about his revelation from where he was getting this. Only Khadijah and Waraqa were giving him clues that it may be this and it may be that. Further we read that Muhammad became so disturbed that he tried to kill himself. But every time when Muhammad tried to kill himself the angel who was identified as Gabriel appear before him and said, "O Muhammad! You are indeed Allah's Apostle in truth".

All these Hadith writings suggest that Muhammad was not getting his revelations from God but from devil. If we read the Bible we can understand that none of the Bible prophets felt suicidal or were in deep distress after meeting God ore being in the presence of God. They enjoyed the presence of God everyday in their lives. David says in Psa 16:11, "You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Moses enjoyed the presence of God and every time he came out of the presence of God, his face was shining with the glory of God not with fear or depression.

If Muhammad had seen the God of the Bible or met the real angel Gabriel, he would have been filled with the peace of God. Bible tells us about the God of the Bible as "God of peace". God gives His perfect peace to a person. He does not keep a person in delusion, confusion or in distress.

To be continued....

Prayer Request

Please pray for giving me more strength to resist devil and concentrate to Almighty. Evil creeps into my mind whenever I try to come closer to God.
Jerry

Praise Him...

I have praise report. I am getting my SSI back from May 1st. Thank you all for your many prayers and please continue to pray for me.
Marian

OFFICIAL 18th Annual CSI Family & Youth Conference in New Jersey

Official 18th Annual CSI Family & Youth Conference of North America will be conducted from July 1 to 4, 2004 in New Jersey under the direction of the Council of CSI Congregations in North America.

From: July 1-4, 2004
Theme: "That they all may be one" John 17:22
Place: Dolce Hamilton Park Executive Conference Center
Morristown, New Jersey
Leaders: Moderator, Church of South India
The Rev. Dr. Martin Alphonse
The Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu
The Rev. Eric Bryant
Mr. Prabhu Singh

For more information please visit:
http://csinewsletter.com/18th-conference.htm

Conference Convener:
Rev. Dr. Jacob David
(201) 935-2011 - JacobDavid@juno.com

And to register online

visit: http://www.csiconference.com
Email inquires to: info@csiconference.com

Through the Valley of Death & other Books

As many of you know that in the year 2005, our dad was very sick even unto death. God miraculously healed him. We have compiled it in a book form. I sure believe that it will inspire you and encourage you greatly.

This book is available for purchase at JasmineCorp Store

Also read these two books by Sherly Isaac "Allah and Elohim - Are they the same God" Available at JasmineCorp Store, and "Is Jesus God?" Available at JasmineCorp Store,

Both books compares the Bible and the Quran and read eye opening facts about Jesus, God of the Bible, Allah and Islamic faith. I am sure that you want to read this.

Download Articles in Handheld Computers

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Hindi / Malayalam/Tamil Bible Online

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Your Feedback

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