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Friday, October 30, 2020

‘Allah’ Issue: The Christians Dilemma

Gereja Allah

It is just mind-boggling to see how Christians in Malaysia showing their tantrums over the name of the Muslim’s God.   And all the while, we thought that Islam is their greatest enemy where they even mock the name of ‘Allah’ in many occasions already.  Their followers would actually insult the name of ‘Allah’ on their social network just because they like to see the Muslims get angry over it. 

However, at the same time, the Christians are also insisting to use the same name for their God in Malaysia.  The fact that they would make this their ultimate fight and is willing to go to court for it, is simply an over-reaction, even fishy and crazy.  

Their reasons are that it has been practiced elsewhere by other religions and that they need to use the name to preach the Bumiputeras in Sabah and Sarawak.   In a much simpler explaination, their argument is that, the name ‘Allah’ is taken as a noun or a word, not a proper name of God for the Arabic speaking societies.  

I would say, never mind what the Arabs are practicing because Malaysia is not an Arab speaking country.  What is more important to note is that the world has the understanding that ‘Allah’ is an exclusive name, a proper name of One and Only God, worshipped by the Muslims.   

Ever since there was Christianity, the Christians all over the world have no problem spreading their religion without using the word ‘Allah’ when referring to their God.  All the while, it was just ‘Father’ or ‘Lord’ or even ‘Jehovah’ or ‘Yahweh’ and there was also, ‘Abba’, but never ‘Allah’ for the Christians.   

But somehow, the Christians in Malaysia found that these names or reference have to be changed according to the place and time.  And so, there is an urgency and necessity to change the name of the Christian’s God in Malaysia, to suit the name of the most commonly practiced religion here, that is, Islam.   

What these Priests, or the churches or the devout Christians here failed to explain to us and the court is that, how would using the same God’s name with other religion’s God would serve their religion better? 

Now that the court has decided to favour the Muslims, would the Christian followers have problems practicing Christianity?  Would their prayers not be answered?  Would they be living in sins?  If this wouldn’t affect their faith, then why all the tantrums and the madness? 

In fact, wouldn’t it be confusing?  What if some of the followers actually thought that they are practicing Islam and not Christians? 

Or, perhaps, this is just what the Christians plan to do. 

Therefore, the next question goes:  How does falling into the trick would get anybody into the Christian’s heaven?  How does lying and confusing people over the religion would get any preachers into the Christian’s heaven? 

We can see now that the Christians are always in dilemma.  Remember that it’s only until the 4thcentury AD that they finally developed the concept of Trinity.   And then, from there onwards, the Bible has been going through many changes because the Christians can’t seem to be settled for what their previous scholars had come out with.  

Just like when they claimed that every human are the same but yet they have different churches for every ‘colour’.  And now, the Christians are not even sure of their God’s name. 

By insisting on using ‘Allah’s’ name for their God, the Christians must be having doubts about their trinity concept.  ‘Allah’ in Arabic may be a compound word from the article, ‘al, and ilah, divinity, and signifies “the god” par excellence.   

But the notion of ‘Allah’ in Arabic theology is substantially the same as that of God among the Jews, and also among the ancient Christians, with the exception of the Trinity concept behold by the modern Christians This, is clearly stated in the Koran: “Say God, is one God, the eternal God, he begetteth not, neither is he begotten and there is not any one like unto him.” 

And, “God has not taken to Himself any son, nor is there any god with Him: For then each god would have taken of that which he created and some of them would have risen up over others.” (23:91)

If the Christians accepts this, then they must have betrayed their own belief of Jesus being the son of God and that God exists in trinity. 


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