December 2000: Page 1, 2, 3, 4

Submitters Perspective

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Cont'd from Page 2

Recall that Moses said to his people, "O my people, you have wronged your souls by worshiping the calf. You must repent to your Creator. You shall kill your egos. This is better for you in the sight of your Creator." He did redeem you. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful. (2:54)

As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, He will fully recompense them, and shower them with His grace. As for those who disdain and turn arrogant, He will commit them to painful retribution. They will find no lord beside GOD, nor a savior. (4:173)

Do they not realize that GOD accepts the repentance of His worshipers, and takes the charities, and that GOD is the Redeemer, Most Merciful? (9:104)

This is GOD’s grace and mercy towards you. GOD is Redeemer, Most Wise. (24:10)

...You shall observe GOD. GOD is Redeemer, Most Merciful. (49:12)
You shall glorify and praise your Lord, and implore Him for forgiveness. He is the Redeemer. (110:3)

We have Only One God who can redeem us. He is the same God who spoke in the Bible, the Gospel and the Quran reminding us that there is no god besides Him.

Proclaim, “He is the One and only GOD.

“The Absolute GOD. “Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten.
“None equals Him.” (112:1-4)

The Paradox of Our Time in History

The paradox of our time in history is that we have
taller buildings, but shorter tempers;
wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints;
we spend more, but have less;
we buy more, but enjoy it less
We have bigger houses and smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time;
we have more degrees, but less sense;
more knowledge, but less judgment;
more experts, but more problems.
More medicine, but less wellness.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life;
we've added years to life, not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
We've conquered outer space, but not inner space;
we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;
we've split the atom, but not our prejudice.
We have higher incomes, but lower morals;
we've become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are the times of tall men, and short character;
steep profits, and shallow relationships.
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare;
more leisure, but less fun;
more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
These are days of two incomes, but more divorce;
of fancier houses, but broken homes.
It is a time when
there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
and a time when you can choose either to make a
difference..... or to just hit delete.