Some time back I did a near investigation of the 99 delightful names of Allah and 33 names of God utilized in the Bible. What I discovered was that these 33 names depicted ascribes of God which are basic to the two Muslims and Christians. As I concentrated each name I just took a gander at what the Quran instructs about the name, and afterward took a gander at the Christian perspective on the name as per the Bible. What I discovered was that Allah, adored by the Muslims, is equivalent to God, revered by Christians.
What’s In a Name?
Did you realize that as per Muslims, there are 99 grand names of God? Convention holds that the 100th name is known simply by the camel! What’s in a name? Everything. Gandhi. Elvis. Hitler. Billy Graham. You get the point. An individual in known by his name. An individual’s name typically is a methods for depicting his character too.
As you probably are aware, various individuals hold various perspectives about God, similarly as various individuals hold various perspectives pretty much the entirety of the individuals I referenced previously. On the off chance that you revealed to me that the name ‘Killer’ spoke to Gandhi, and the name ‘Obsessive Liar’ was another name for Billy Graham, at that point we would wind up at chances about these two individuals, and with no shared belief for us to have a conversation by any means. Notwithstanding, in the event that you said that ‘Tranquil Man’ and ‘Evangelist of Righteousness’ were the separate names for these men, at that point we’d have a decent beginning stage for conversation.
Similarly; if the Muslims state that Allah (God) is the Forgiver, and the Christian Bible bears witness to this reality with clear proof, at that point we have some shared view and we can uninhibitedly talk about this part of God’s caring nature. In the event that the Christians call God the Holy God, The Loving One, and the Supreme Judge, and the Muslims allude to the Creator of the World by similar names, at that point we have something to discuss! It is important to take a gander at each name by which God is alluded to by the Muslims, and look at it in the light of the Bible. My petition is that in the process we can acquaint them with the ONE whom they accept is mysterious, and clear up any misinterpretations they may have concerning the real essence of our Mighty God. By knowing the names of God we come to realize His character, and His methodologies.
Subsequent to directing my investigation of the names of God I’ve decided to utilize the names God and Allah reciprocally. I understand that a few Christians have been encouraged that Allah is a bogus god, yet the genuine reality of the situation is that Allah is just the Arabic word for God… The Almighty God. Similarly as I’d never challenge a Spanish talking individual for calling God Dios, I would not test an Arab about Allah all things considered. This is the thing that Arab Christians call God. Allah.
In case you’re actually experiencing difficulty utilizing this word for God, simply ask somebody what Hindi word the extraordinary preacher pioneer, William Carey utilized for God while working in India. You’ll be amazed at his decision. Clue: He utilized an exceptionally “Hindu” word. Simply look at it.
As you’ll rapidly see from this investigation, the Muslim perspectives on God, and their portrayal of Him are fairly not quite the same as those of Christians. At the point when I state God, I’m discussing the Almighty God. I’m discussing Jesus Christ, the Son of God – Born of a virgin, executed, and raised from the dead on the third day, climbed to the correct hand of God, and coming back again to pass judgment on the living and the dead. I’m discussing God, the First and the Last, the Good Shepherd; Jehovah! I’m discussing Jesus, the Great I AM! Is that unmistakable enough?
Since Allah is equivalent to God, in the event that I state Allah, I’m alluding to Elohim (a similar root word from which Allah is inferred) of the Bible. Try not to stress. As a matter of fact, it’s the very issue that we have with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This religion has distorted the name Jehovah for quite a long time, however Christians actually utilize the name Jehovah, isn’t that right? Why would that be? Since we know who the genuine Jehovah is, and we speak to Him appropriately. Similar remains constant with the name Allah. Because the name has been distorted by certain Muslims, doesn’t imply that we can’t utilize the name and speak to it appropriately! So far as that is concerned, history has seen a few Christians who distorted God, yet we actually utilize the term openly.http://quranteacherlive.com/