Apr 22, 2011


        Man can never be God. Man is mortal. He lives and he dies. He needs food to survive. He needs people in his life or human beings will become extinct. God is indescribable. God needs no companions. He can raise people from the dead. God does not die. Man can think because of his wealth he is God, but he is just dust in the wind. Material things do not make a God, and it is a foolish man who thinks he can be God.

In the Bible it says to love your God with all your heart, with your mind, with all of your strength, with all of your love, with all of your soul, and love one another the same way. Man is not capable of loving one another in the same way. We are too selfish. We want to live on our own terms and not follow the Commandments.

In Surah x 31-32 in the Qur’an, it states: ‘Say, who is it that sustains you in life from the sky and from the earth? Or who is it that has power over hearing and sight? And who is it that brings out the living from the dead and the dead from the living? And who is it that rules and regulates all affairs? They will soon say “God”. Say, will you not then show piety to Him? Such is God, your real Cherisher and Sustainer: Apart from Truth what remains but error? How then are you turned away?’

The commentator, Yusuf Ali explains this verse in footnote 1422 in the Quran: ‘Sustenance may be understood in the sense of all the provision necessary for maintaining physical life as well as mental and spiritual development and well-being. Examples of the former are light and rain from heaven and the produce of the earth and facilities of movement on the land and sea and air. Examples of the latter are the moral and spiritual influences that come from our fellow men and from the great Teachers and Prophets’.

Can man do this? We can build airplanes and put people in the air and produce technology that can destroy nations of people, but we will never be able to do what God can do and can never destroy Him.

God says He is closer to you than your jugular vein. In footnote 1426 in the Qur’an it explains: ‘The wonderful handiwork and wisdom of God having been referred to as the real Truth, as against the worship and false gods (cars, wealth, material things) that men set up, it follows that to disregard the Truth must lead us into woeful wrong, not only in our beliefs but in our conduct. We shall err and stray and be lost. How then can we turn away from Truth?’

God’s handiwork is evident in the mountains and the sea and the deserts and the sky. We worship false gods, but with all that we have we will never have peace in our lives until we recognize and believe in the Sustenance, Love, and Existence of God.

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