GOD IS OUR ADVOCATE
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believed with him and said, "I am emigrating to my Lord. He is the Almighty, the Most Wise." We granted him Isaac and Jacob, we assigned to his descendants prophethood and the scriptures, we endowed him with his due recompense in this life, and in the Hereafter he will surely be with the righteous.
2:56-7] We then revived you, after you had died, that you may be appreciative. We shaded you with clouds (in Sinai), and sent down to you manna and quails: "Eat from the good things we provided for you." They did not hurt us (by rebelling); they only hurt their own souls.
[4:79] Anything good that happens to you is from GOD, and anything bad that happens to you is from you. We have sent you as a messenger to the people, and GOD suffices as witness.
2. The disbelievers who did not agree with Abraham wished him a metaphorical ‘hell-fire’, and painful death. That by God’s infinite Grace is as bad as it gets. However, we are told numerous times that the righteous do not really die; only tasting the first death!
[2:25] Give good news to those who believe and lead a righteous life that they will have gardens with flowing streams. When provided with a provision of fruits therein, they will say, "This is what was provided for us previously." Thus, they are given allegorical descriptions. They will have pure spouses therein, and they abide therein forever.
[3:169] Do not think that those who are killed in the cause of God are dead; they are alive at their Lord, being provided for.
The wages of sin is death. [Romans 6:23]
[2:154] Do not say of those who are killed in the cause of GOD, "They are dead." They are alive at their Lord, but you do not perceive.
Footnote **2:154 The righteous do not really die; they simply leave their bodies here and go to the same Paradise where Adam and Eve once lived. See Appendix17 for the proof and the details.
"But if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked man does, will he live? None of the righteous things he has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness he is guilty of and because of the sins he has committed, he will die. [Ezekiel 18:24, New International Version (1984)]
3. God INTERVENES on behalf of the believers to save them.
[37:104-6] We called him: "O Abraham. "You have believed the dream." We thus reward the righteous. That was an exacting test indeed.
[22:38] GOD defends those who believe. GOD does not love any betrayer, unappreciative.
God is always defending us, whether to the angels or in front of man. Is this not grounds to worship God ALONE? Isn’t this why He is the Lord and no one else? Isn’t this enough to make Him our Lord? Be He glorified far beyond these utterances.
If it were up to the kind creatures, even angels, we’d be in hell as listed previously, and if it were up to the criminal element, we’d burn in fire, even though earth is already a mild form of hell. So who’s stopping all this from happening? And what has kept us going all this time? Thankfully, it’s the Almighty God whose will supersedes everything. He is the ONLY ONE who holds ANY good for us.
Glory be to God.
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[4:81] ... You shall disregard them, and put your trust in GOD. GOD suffices as an advocate.
[33:3] And put your trust in GOD. GOD suffices as an advocate.
[33:48] Do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites, disregard their insults, and put your trust in GOD; GOD suffices as an advocate.
[73:9] Lord of the east and the west; there is no other god besides Him. You should choose Him as your advocate.
By the Forenoon
By the forenoon. By the night as it falls. Your Lord never abandoned you,
nor did He forget.
Sura 93 of the Quran begins with these verses. The forenoon is an interesting word. It’s not used that much in modern language, at least not in America. We refer to the morning and that covers everything from sunrise until noontime. But rarely does someone talk about the “forenoon.” So that made me wonder about God’s use of that term. Then He follows it with referring to the night as it falls. And follows that with reminding us that He has never abandoned us.
We know that God has not abandoned us, though we continuously give Him reason to. And we know that God knows everything and forgets nothing. [20:52] He said, "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a record. My Lord never errs, nor does He forget."
Forgetting actually happens on our end quite often. And the consequences for forgetting God can be totally devastating.
[19:67] Did the human being forget that we created him already, and he was nothing?
[59:19] Do not be like those who forgot GOD, so He made them forget themselves. These are the wicked.
[58:6] The day will come when GOD will resurrect them all, then inform them of everything they had done. GOD has recorded everything, while they have forgotten it. GOD witnesses all things.
[45:34] It will be proclaimed: "Today we forget you, just as you forgot the meeting of this day. Your abode is the hellfire, and you will have no helpers.
God, in His incredible mercy, has given us ways to remember Him. We are not forced to rely solely on our limited memory of taking an oath before God to worship Him alone (7:172) or even the natural instinct which God placed in each one of us before we came to earth (30:30). God sends continuous reminders. He has sent messengers, given us scripture, and decreed practices
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