Is Prophet Daniel God?
One of the most common arguments thrown to prove the divinity of Jesus was that people worshiped Jesus, and that he did not rebuke them for doing so, which means he must God because he accepted worship. In this article it will not be my goal to dispute this claim, which I can easily do, rather I will turn the tables on the Christian using their own logic and criteria.
Basically the Christian criterion is as follows:
-Jesus was worshipped
-Jesus did not reject the worship
-Therefore Jesus is God
Now the big problem arises for the Christians, when we the read the Old Testament we read an incident concerning the prophet Daniel, the incident is as follows:
46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. 47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. 48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon. 49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king. (Daniel 2:46-49)
So here we see that the prophet Daniel was worshipped. We see that Daniel did NOT reject the worship that was given to him! He did not rebuke the king, he did nothing, he accepted the worship, so therefore using Christian logic the prophet Daniel MUST be God. Here is their own logic:
-Daniel was worshipped
-Daniel did not reject the worship
-Therefore Daniel is God
Very easy and simple! This is the Christian's own logic and argumentation, so if they are honest they will start worshipping Daniel as God, or they will get rid of their weak deceptive methodology.
It is up to the Christian as to what decision he wants to make, but whatever decision he makes he will lose.
Another point I want to conclude with is that God himself did not rebuke Daniel for not rebuking the king for worshiping him! So obviously God himself had no problem with it! So the Christian has no way out of this mess!
And Allah Knows Best!