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Unbelievers Will Never Worship God

Unbelievers Will Never Worship God

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And due to Israel's idolatry God scattered them: he put them in bondage under great affliction for their transgressions, their idol and nature worship; their Baal and grove worship , and the high places.
And due to Israel's idolatry God scattered them: he put them in bondage under great affliction for their transgressions, their idol and nature worship; their Baal and grove worship , and the high places.

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Unbelievers Will Never Worship God
The true God, the Creator of the universe, is righteous and holy in all that He does.Psalms 145:17 KJV The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.Yet the god of the heathens, according to their own words, is not.Surah 03:54
 –
 
“And
they
(
the disbelievers
) schemed, and Allah
schemed
(
against them
): and Allah
is the best of schemers.”
The Arabic word used here for scheme (plot) is makara, which literally means deceit. Theword makara always means to deceive, scheme, or plot and defeating a victim by deceit.The person who is a Makir (Same form as the word Kafir) is sly, cunning, wily, a person whowould outwit someone else to cause them harm. It means to trick, outwit and deceive forthe purpose of overpowering and conquering the victim and it is always used in a negativesense. The word for scheming (makr) always means an act of deception for causing evil toanother.With this being stated, we will dive a little deeper to make sure we are not misrepresenting their god.Surah 03:54
"... and (they)
Deceived
and 
 Allah
Deceived
 
and 
 Allah
is thedeceivest of deceivers
 In
Arabic:
"Wa makaru wa makara
 Allah
wa
 Allah
khayru^l Makireen.
 The context of the story is very important since
Sura 3
is regarded to be
Muhammad's
 understanding of Christian beliefs.Al Tabari states that the deceit of Allah applies to the time when the Jews wanted to kill Isathe son of Miriam [Mary]. In order not to have Jesus killed, someone else had the face of Isaput on him so he was killed instead of Isa the son of Miriam [Mary]. This is how Allahdeceived the Jews.Not only does this god deceive, but by the context in which the deception is stated, it teaches acomplete rejection of the death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah.Therefore, this god as outlined in Surah 3:54 cannot be the one true God, the creator of the universe, forthe true God does not lie, nor deceive.Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should
lie
(
kazab; piel, imperfect 
); neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall henot make it good?The word
lie
is an imperfect verb which means the action has never completed. For Godcannot lie, so therefore the action cannot be completed.
 
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kazab
1.
 
to lie, tell a lie, tell a lie with, deceive
 2.
 
to disappoint, fail
 
This root and its derivatives occur forty-nine times in the Old Testament. The basic meaningis to speak that which is untrue and therefore false to reality. It is often used in connection
with shāw’ “vanity, emptiness.” In distinction from words translated “deceive, lie,” etc.,kāzab stresses the actual act of lying. The cognate is fou
nd in Aramaic, Arabic, and Akkadian.Fundamental to the concepts of truth and falsehood in the Old Testament is theunderstanding that the God of Israel does not lie (Num 23:19; Ps 89:35 [H 36]). He is faithfulto all that he has said and expects his followers to do the same. This is why false witness wassuch a serious offense (Prov 6:19; 19:5, etc.). Not only was a person denying the truth, buthe was calling the God of Truth to be a witness to his crime.God is not a man that he should lie, yet the heathen god does through pure deception and trickery.The question then must be asked, where does this god (allah) of the heathens derive?The word allah derives from the word allon which means oak, a tree god. Allah was and is a tree godwho was also represented as the crescent moon. In ancient times the moon god numbered the seasons(Gen 1:14, Ps 104:19), and many also worshipped it, including Israel.
Moon
The great brilliance of the moon in Eastern countries led to its being early an object of idolatrousworship (Deu_4:19; Deu_17:3; Job_31:26), a form of idolatry against which the Jews were warned(Deu_4:19; Deu_17:3). They, however, fell into this idolatry, and offered incense (2Ki_23:5;Jer_8:2), and also cakes of honey, to the moon (Jer_7:18; Jer_44:17-19, Jer_44:25).
ref Easton
moon (yareach; meaning obscure--probably "wanderer"; by some given as "paleness"; selene):The moon was very early worshipped by the nations of the Far East as a divinity or therepresentative of one or more deities. These deities were both masculine and feminine. In Assyriaand Babylonia the most common name for the moon-god was Sin or Sen. In Babylonia he was alsocalled Aku and Nannara. In Egypt the moon was representative of several deities, all masculine.The chief of these was Thoth the god of knowledge, so called because the moon was the measurerof time. Babylonia has, also, Aa, the goddess of the moon, as the consort of the sun, while herequivalent was known in Phoenicia as Ashtaroth-karnaim. This personification and worship of themoon among the nations who were neighbors to Palestine was but part of an elaborate Nature-worship found among these people. Nor was this worship always separated from Palestine bygeographical lines. It crept into the thought and customs of the Hebrews and in a sense affectedtheir religious conceptions and ceremonies. They fell into the habit of making direct homage tosun, moon and stars, as is evidenced by Job 31:26; Job 31:27; Jer 44:17, and even Isa 8:18 (seeCRESCENTS). Moses seems to have forewarned his people against the danger of this form of worship (De 4:19).

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