Allah is one. He is the Creator of everything.
Allah reveals himself to us through creation, and the words and lives of his prophets.
Through creation, we see that he is powerful, creative, and wise.
The Prophets told us more about Allah and his way. They told us that God is good! He is merciful and compas- sionate, perfect and just, loving and giving. Every good thing in your life is a gift from Allah.
Since there is one God, and he is good, we must find and follow his way.
Because God is loving and giving, he wanted a close relationship with creatures who could choose to love him. So he created Adam and Eve, gave them a gift of choice, and put them in paradise.
Adam and Eve chose to disobey Allah by eating forbidden fruit. For this one act of disobedience, they were judged, punished and sent out of paradise.
People were created for paradise. We are not truly happy on earth because it is filled with problems and evil.
Allah wants us in paradise with him; but he judged and punished Adam, so he will judge and punish us.
By the time of Prophet Noah, people were choosing wrong continuously. This made Allah sad and angry. He judged the world and decided to destroy it by a flood.
But Prophet Noah listened to Allah’s voice and went Allah’s way. Allah told him to make a boat on dry land. Although people mocked him, he obeyed. Only the ones who believed Allah and followed his way onto the boat were saved. The others died in the flood.
Although people may mock us, to escape judgment we must follow Allah’s way.
Old Covenant Ends
Prophet Moses warned the Jews that they must never leave Allah to follow other gods. This would break their covenant. They wold be attacked and sent as slaves to other countries. Years later, the Jews turned to idol worship and this was fulfilled.
While the Jews were captives in Babylon, Allah sent other prophets with hopeful prophecies. They spoke of a New Covenant which would be for all people.
There would be a New Covenant with a final sacrifice, the “Lamb of God”.
Prophets Promise a Savior
Why is Prophet Jesus different than all the other prophets? Why is he the only one called the Word of God, and by some the Spirit of God? Why is he the virgin-born, sinless one who will judge the world?
The sacrificial animal had to be perfect. Jesus is the ultimate pure sacrifice, the “Lamb of God”. Prophet Isaiah predicted that this final sacrifice would be Allah himself. He would be born on earth and called, “Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace?
Allah’s Word is Preserved
The Prophet Isaiah also prophesied that it was the Lord’s will that Messiah be a guilt offering, justify many and bear their iniquities.
The Christians did not make up or add these words to the Bible. They were originally written 600 years before Jesus was born, and were preserved in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The scrolls were sealed in a cave in Palestine before Jesus’ birth, until they were rediscovered in the 20th century.
Allah preserves his Word!
Why Blood Sacrifice?
Understanding Allah’s character explains his actions and his way. His attributes are balanced.
His justice equals his mercy in strength.
Allah’s mercy presses him to find a way to forgive us, and restore us to relationship with him. His mercy is great but can not overpower his justice. He can’t just forgive and forget. Allah’s character requires justice: death for sin.
How can he be both merciful and just at the same time? By providing a substitute sacrifice. What is the proof? He showed us this way with his prophets: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and the Jews made blood sacrifices. Prophet Yahiya (John the Baptist) recognized Jesus as the final sacrifice, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
We Receive It!
To receive Allah’s way of mercy, confess your sins and believe Allah took your place through Jesus.
Your New Life with Allah then starts – pray and read the Bible daily, fellowship with others who believe Jesus is the Savior, love everyone, and share the good news of forgiveness through him!
References: Bible (Taurat, Zabur, Injil): Romans 3:21-26, Psalm 118:1, Genesis 3,6,22; Koran: 37:107; Bible: Exodus 20,24; Deuteronomy 29; Jeremiah 31:31; John 1:1,14 & 5:27; Isaiah 9:6,7 & 40:8 & 53:10-12; Romans 10:9,10; Hebrews 2:10, 4:16, 10:25; John 15, Matthew 28:18-20.
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