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The God that Fled

 

By Sami Zaatari

 

 

 

As any God believer knows, God is all powerful, he is the all-mighty, nothing can match his strength and power, and nothing is too strong for him to crush and destroy. As the Quran says:

 

2:20- The lightning almost snatches away their sight, whenever it flashes for them, they walk therein, and when darkness covers them, they stand still. And if All‚h willed, He could have taken away their hearing and their sight. Certainly, All‚h has power over all things.

 

2:107- Know you not that it is All‚h to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth? And besides All‚h you have neither any WalÓ (protector or guardian) nor any helper.

 

2:255- All‚h! L‚ il‚ha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His KursÓ[64] extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. [This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-KursÓ.]

 

5:40- Know you not that to All‚h (Alone) belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! He punishes whom He wills and He forgives whom He wills. And All‚h is Able to do all things.

 

6:46- Say (to the disbelievers): "Tell me, if All‚h took away your hearing and your sight, and sealed up your hearts, who is there - an il‚h (a god) other than All‚h who could restore them to you?" See how variously We explain the Ay‚t (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), yet they turn aside

 

6:17- And if All‚h touches you with harm, none can remove it but He, and if He touches you with good, then He is Able to do all things.

 

So God is the all-powerful, the all mighty, able to do all things, and is in control of everything. Now the Bible agrees with this as well, and so do Christians, so there won't be any need to quote their own book to prove that since they already believe it.

 

Now the problem comes, the problem for Christians that is, because as I said God is all mighty and all powerful, and Christians believe that too, yet when we read an incident from the early life of Jesus we see an incident that completely contradicts this basic fact about God. This incident is recorded in the gospel of Matthew in the second chapter, it reads as follows:

 

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.  14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

 
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.  17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,  18
In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

 
19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.  21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. (13-20)

 

Notice how Jesus has to flee Palestine all the way to Egypt to simply get away from the evil king Herod who wants him dead. Does this seem like a characteristic and attribute of God? That he flees from danger, that he flees to somewhere for safety to get away from danger and harms way?

 

Also we see that Jesus and his parents go back to Palestine once Herod is dead and gone, basically once the danger is gone Jesus returns back. Again is this a characteristic of God? That he flees a place of danger and returns once the danger is gone? This is not the characteristic of God, rather it is the actions of a man who flees from danger and goes to another country to go in hiding when his life is threatened, this is what we men do this is not what an all-powerful God does!

 

God is all-powerful, all mighty, he can crush and destroy anyone and anything, so what danger is he in from a tyrant king whom he can destroy at any moment?

 

The incident here shows that Jesus is not God; rather he was a prophet, a man, a man just like all other men who faces danger and harm from evil people and that like all other men he must sometimes go from a town of danger to another town for safety and his well being.

 

Deep down Christians will know this is the truth as well, hopefully they will not just keep it deep down but come out with it and renounce their sayings that Jesus is God, and simply accept him as a prophet of God, and the Messiah.

 

I ask Christians which God do you seek? One that flees from danger, or one that flees from nothing at all and one who does not fear danger or evil tyrants and whom He can destroy in any moment he chooses to. I ask Christians do you prefer this God:

 

14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt

 

Or do you prefer:

 

2:255- All‚h! L‚ il‚ha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His KursÓ[64] extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. [This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-KursÓ.]

 

 

The truth is clear for you, now all you must do is make the right choice.

 

And Allah Knows Best!

 

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