Incarnation of God – his revelation to Moses
The author : Father Zakaria Boutros
The publisher: www.fatherzakaria.com
Muslims are asking how the Christians are worshiping God who eats drinks and performs human needs.
The Christ is a human like all humans, but without a sin, in whom God revealed and incarnated
So we as Christians are worshiping God incarnated in the Christ
In the Holy Bible in 1Timothy 3:16 "God was revealed in the flesh"
And in Colossian 2:9 "For in him all the fullness of divinity dwells bodily"
So God revealed in the Christ and incarnated in him
In the quran it was mentioned in:
The Heights chapter (Surat Al-A'raf) 143:"So when his Lord revealed to the mountain, He made it collapse to dust, and Moses fell down unconscious"
Al-Quortoby said in his exegesis : revealed: means appeared , and as Moses had seen God he fell down unconscious, and as the mountain saw his lord it collapsed to dust
So that's a clear evidence that god revealed in a mountain
Also in the Story Chapter (Surat Al-Qasas) 30:"So when he reached to it, he was called from the right side of the valley, in the blessed place, from the tree: O Moses, Verify I am Allah, the Lord of all Being"
Also in Ta-Ha Chapter (Surat Ta-Ha) 8-13:"I am your Lord"
And The Ants Chapter (Surat An-Naml) 7-9:" Blessed is whosoever is in the fire, and whosoever is around it & Glorified be God, the Lord of all Being.., it is I, Allah, the All-mighty, the All-wise"
Ibn Kathir and Al-Quortoby said: Al-Mighty God spoke to Moses from the tree saying to him I am Allah, the Lord of all Being"
So God revealed to Moses in a material, which is the tree and the mountain by the testimony of the quran
So if God revealed in a mountain which is solid nonliving material, and a tree which is a plant and spoke through them to Moses, is it a heresy to say that God revealed in a man , and man is superior to the mountain and the tree being the crown of all the creations?
The Christ is a normal human without a sin, so as a human he eats, drinks
and performs all body needs, but God doesn't eat or drink or have any body
Al-Mighty God incarnated in this body without mingling, mixing or changing
The divine nature that revealed in the body of the Christ didn't mix with the human nature as mixture between materials, so the divine nature preserved its nature , and the human nature preserved its nature, and neither the divine nature changed to the human nature nor the human nature changed to the divine nature
The human nature preserved all the characters of the human body, and the divine nature preserved all the characters of the divinity
That's similar to the union of a peace of iron with fire,( when a piece of iron is put in a fire) as by such union the iron unites with fire without mixing with it, so neither the iron nor the fire changes in its nature or mix with the other, meaning that the iron doesn’t become a fire & the fire doesn’t become an iron, but they are in union without mixing, so the fire united with the iron keeping its nature can burn, in the same time the iron unites with fire keeping its nature can be hammered
So in the quran God revealed in a mountain, and the mountain preserved its nature and God preserved his nature, and also the tree preserved its nature when God revealed in it
Unfortuiently the Muslim is occupied since childhood with the idea that
the Christians are disbelievers, that makes him unwilling to even think
and listen as he is preoccupied with that idea, but if he starts to listen
and think and inspect things he will find that facts
Why the Christ didn't say to people that I am God, you should worship me?
Some Muslims are asking why the Christ didn't say to people: I am God, you should worship me.
They are telling; could you mention a single verse in the bible telling that the Christ told the people: I am God, you should worship me.
We are asking: what is the main creed of Islam? Isn't it the monotheism? Do you have any verse in the quran telling that the Islamic creed is the monotheism?
Some says the quran said; " Say "He is Allah "Ahad "the one", but that
verse is not saying literally that the Islamic creed is the monotheism
There is no single verse in the whole quran telling literally that the Islamic creed is the monotheism
In the Bible it is the same there are many verses showing the divinity of the Christ as:
1Timothy 3:16 "God was revealed in the flesh"
Colossian 2:9: "For in him all the fullness of divinity dwells bodily"
John 10:30" I and the Father are one."
John 14:9:"The person who has seen me has seen the Father"
John 14:11:" I am in the Father and the Father is in me"
John 14:10: "I am in the Father and the Father in me? The Father who lives in me does his works"
So saying 'I am God, you should worship me "is wrong as the Christ is not God alone, or human alone he is the incarnated God
On that there were two heiresses:
One was saying that the Christ is a human alone
And the other one was saying that the Christ was God alone, both of them are heresies
As the Christ is God incarnated in human, so the two natures the divine nature and the human nature united together without mixing, mingling or change, so we can't take one nature and leave the other
The Word became a flesh
As when someone thinks by his mind and wants to share with others, he will write down that thinking in words, so his thinking incarnates in his writing, also the artist he can incarnate his thoughts in his drawings
God incarnated in human, the word incarnated in human, and the quran itself attested that the Christ is the word of God and spirit of him
In a holy converse called the intercessor converse: when the prophet Muhammad saw Jesus, it was mentioned that he is the word of God and spirit of him, and he is without a sin
Sheikh Mohi El-din El-Araby said:" The word is God revealed & it
is the essence of God
& nothing (The book of Fosoos Al-Hokm – part 2, page 35)
& he said also: the word is the divinity (same previous reference,
part 24 page 143)
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