New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, you were God. You are God from everlasting to everlasting.
King James Bible
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
John:24 “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
SO GOD IS A SPRIT, RIGHT? THEN FOLLOW THIS NEXT VERSE….
Luke 24:39 (King James Version)
39Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
THEREFORE IT FOLLOWS THAT JESUS IS NOT GOD FOR GOD IS A SPIRIT AND HE HAS NO FLESH AND BONES.
Why is it then that so many people do not accept what their own scriptures tell them, that God is not in the flesh nor of the flesh, therefore Jesus is not God, or a part of God, yet rather a blessed Prophet and the Messiah, sent by God Almighty as a guide to the people?
For in the Quran it clearly supports this and states:
The translation2 of Surah Ikhlas (Holy Qur’an 112:1-4) is:
Qul huwa llaahu ahad llaahu s-samad
lam yalid walam yuulad walam yakun lahu kufu’an ahad
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only! Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.
Surah Ikhlas is a very important Surah from the Holy Qur’an because it proclaims the Oneness (Tawhid) and Absolute nature of Divine Essence. This concept is presented in the first ayat. The second ayat declares that Allah is Eternal, i.e., He is beyond the bounds of time and space. The third ayat describes that Allah does not give birth nor is He is given birth and the last ayat declares that Allah is beyond comparison. Surah Ikhlas directly supports the first declaration (shahadah) of Islam: “There is no god but Allah”. In this context, Islam is based on belief in one God (monotheism).The concepts contained here are very simple and straight forward. This very short chapter contains in it the summary of many concepts that are to lead people to The One True God and to refute the misguided notions about God.
The Sura’ states the following:
- Say that He Is One God, Alone = Worship only The One True God Who has no Equals nor Associates;
- He did not beget (any offspring): to refute the Jewish and Christian notions of being the children/sons of God, and to further rebuke the Trinitarians notion of Jesus being the “begotten” son of God;
- Nor was begotten: the eternal God of no beginning and no end, rebuking those who say that God became man through birth from a virgin or that God was incarnated into a man born of a virgin;
- He has no equals: rebuking those who mixed between God and His creatures such as angels as in the case of the Jews calling the speaker The Lord and then the angel of The Lord; and those mixing between God and His messenger, Jesus(Peace be upon him) and His trusted spirit Gabriel in what they call God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.
Although the Sura’ is very short, yet it re-stated the Original True Message of God that was sent to all His prophets from the beginning of creation and to correct the misguidance that built-up with time.
So here we have it from both the Bible and the Quran proving that God is one and only one and that He is the Almighty we should worship and give thanks to. Islam then, is the only pure monotheistic religion.