What about … #49

This is a little book of an author called Ahmed Didat which died some 20 years ago. I found it funny and interesting, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. You may read what follows in the next post “who moved the stone”

Since  I  am  commanded  by  my  Prophet,  peace  be  upon  him,  to  seek  knowledge  I  wanted  to learn.  I  said:  “I  agree  with  all  that  you  have  read  to  me,  but  I  have  a  problem  with  your Bible.”  “What  problem  have  you  got?”  he  asked.  I  said:  “Please  open  the  Gospel  of  St.  Luke, chapter 3 verse 23.” This he did. I said: “Please read.” He read:”And  Jesus  himself  began  to  be  about  thirty  years  of  age,  being  (as  was  supposed)  the  son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,” (Luke 3:23) I  drew  the  Reverend’s  attention  to  the  words  –  “(As  was  supposed).”  I  said:  “Do  you  see that  the  words  ‘As  was  supposed’  are  written  within  brackets?”  He  said  that  he  saw  that.  I asked  him:  “Why  are  the  brackets  there?”  He  acknowledged,  “I  don’t  know,  but  I  could  find out  for  you  from  some  Bible  scholars.”  I  admired  his  humility.  Though  I  knew  that  all Supervisors  of  Bible  Houses  in  South  Africa  are  retired  reverends,  it  was  possible  that  this aspect  of  Bible  knowledge  was  beyond  their  sphere.  I  said:  “If  you  do  not  know,  then  let  me tell  you  what  the  brackets  are  doing  there  in  this  verse.  You  do  not  have  to  take  the  trouble of looking for a Bible scholar.” I  explained  that  in  the  “most  ancient”  manuscripts  of  Luke,  the  words  “As  was  supposed” are  not  there.  Your  translators  felt  that  without  this  interpolation  the,  ordinary  Christians, not  well  grounded  in  faith,  might  slip  and  fall  into  the  error  of  believing  that  Joseph  the Carpenter  was  the  actual  physical  father  of  Jesus.  So  they  took  the  precaution  of  adding their  own  comment  in  brackets  to  avoid  any  misunderstanding.  I  said:  “I  am  not  trying  to find  fault  with  your  system  of  adding  words  in  brackets  to  assist  the  reader,  but  what intrigues  me  is  that  in  all  translations  of  the  Bible  in  the  African  and  Eastern  languages  you have  retained  the  words  “as  was  supposed”  but  have  removed  the  brackets!  Couldn’t  the nations  of  the  Earth  besides  the  English  understand  the  meaning  and  purpose  of  the brackets? What  is  wrong  with  the  Afrikaner?  Why  have  you  eliminated  the  brackets  from  the  Afrikaans Bible?  The  Supervisor  protested:  “I  didn’t  do  it.”  I  said:  “I  know  that  you  personally  did  not do  it  but  why  have  the  Bible  Society  that  you  represent  and  your  Bible  scholars  been  playing with  the  ‘Word  of  God?’  If  God  Almighty  did  not  see  fit  to  preserve  Luke  from  error  what right  has  anybody  to  add  to  or  delete  from  words  in  the  ‘Book  of  God?’  What  right  have  you to manufacture ‘God’s Words?’ Interpolations The  translator’s  own  addition  of  words  in  brackets  can  easily  be  put  into  the  mouth  of  St. Luke  by  merely  removing  the  brackets,  and  by  implication,  if  Luke  was  inspired  by  God  to write  what  he  did,  then  the  interpolations  automatically  become  the  Word  of  God,  which really  is  not  the  case.  (More  will  be  said  on  this  subject  in  the  forthcoming  publication  Is  the Bible  God’s  Word?)  I  concluded  my  explanation  with  the  words  –  ‘Your  theologians  of  the day  have  succeeded  where  the  alchemists  of  yore  failed  –  of  turning  baser  metal  into  shining gold.'” The English Language At  this  stage  the  Reverend  introduced  irrelevancies  into  the  discussion  and  the  subject changed.  He  made  some  claims  which  made  me  say:  “You  see,  sir,  you  English  people  do not  know  your  own  language.”  (With  apologies  to  my  readers  whose  mother  tongue  is English).  He  quickly  retorted:  “You  mean  to  say  that  you  know  my  language  better  than  I do?”  I  said:  “It  would  be  presumptuous  on  my  part  to  tell  –  an  Englishman  –  that  I understand  your  language  better  than  you  do.”  “Then  what  do  you  mean  that  we  English people  do  not  know  our  own  language?”  he  demanded.  I  said  again:  “You  see,  sir,  you  read your  Holy  Scripture  in  your  mother  tongue,  like  every  Christian  belonging  to  a  thousand different  language  groups,  and  yet  each  and  every  Christian  language  group  understands the facts,  opposite  to what he is reading.” “What are you referring to?” he asked. A Ghost I  continued:  “Do  you  remember  the  occasion  when  Jesus  returned  to  that  upper  room  after his  alleged  crucifixion:  ‘And  saith  unto  them,  (his  disciples),  ‘Peace  be  unto  you”  (Luke 24:36),  and  his  disciples  were  terrified  on  recognizing  him?”  He  answered  that  he remembered  that  incident.  I  inquired:  “Why  should  they  be  terrified?”  When  one  recognizes one’s  long-lost  friend  or  one’s  beloved,  the  natural  reaction  is  to  feel  overjoyed,  elated  and one  wants  to  embrace  and  kiss  the  hands  and  feet  of  the  beloved.  Why  did  they  get terrified?”  The  Reverend  replied  that  they  (the  disciples)  thought  that  they  were  seeing  a ghost.”  I  asked:  “Did  Jesus  look  like  a  ghost?”  He  said:  “No.”  “Then  why  did  they  think  that they  were  seeing  a  ghost  when  he  did  not  look  like  a  ghost?”  I  queried.  The  Reverend  was clearly puzzled. I said: “Please allow me to explain.” Disciples Not Eye Witnesses “You  see,  sir,  the  disciples  of  Jesus  were  not  eye-witnesses  or  ear-witnesses  to  the  actual happenings  of  the  previous  three  days,  as  vouched  for  by  St.  Mark  who  says  that  at  the most  critical  juncture  in  the  life  of  Jesus:  “they  all  forsook  him  and  fled.”  (Mark  14:50).  All the  knowledge  of  the  disciples  regarding  their  Master  was  from  hearsay.  They  had  heard that  their  master  was  hanged  on  the  Cross;  they  had  heard  that  he  had  given  up  the  Ghost; they  had  heard  that  he  was  dead  and  buried  for  three  days.  If  one  is  confronted  by  a  person with  such  a  reputation  then  the  conclusion  is  inescapable;  they  must  be  seeing  a  ghost. Little wonder these ten brave men were petrified.” “To  disabuse  their  minds  from  the  fear  that  gripped  them,  Jesus  reasoned  with  them.  He said:  ‘Behold  my  hands  and  my  feet,  that  it  is  I  myself’  To  put  it  in  colloquial  English,  this  is how  he  told  them:  ‘What  is  wrong  with  you  fellows,  can’t  you  see  that  I  am  the  same person  –  who  walked  and  talked  with  you,  broke  bread  with  you  –  flesh  and  blood  in  all respects.’ Why  do  doubts  enter  your  minds?  ‘Handle  me  and  see,  for  a  spirit  has  no  flesh  and  bones  as you  see  me  have.’  (Luke  24:39).  In  other  words  he  is  telling  them:  ‘If  I  have  flesh  and bones,  then  I  am  not  a  ghost,  not  a  spook  and  not  a  spirit!'”  “Is  that  right?”  I  asked.  “Yes,” he  replied.  I  continued  that,  Jesus  is  telling  them,  as  recorded  in  this  verse,  in  basic  English, that  what  the  disciples  were  asked  to  “handle  and  see”  was  not  a  translated  body,  not  a metamorphosed  body  and  not  a  resurrected  body,  because  a  resurrected  body  is  a spiritualised  body.  He  is  telling  them  in  the  clearest  language  humanly  possible  that  he  is not  what  they  were  thinking.  They  were  thinking  that  he  was  a  spirit,  a  resurrected  body, one having been brought back from the dead. He is most emphatic that  he is not!” Spiritualization “But  how  can  you  be  so  sure  that  the  resurrected  body  cannot  materialize  physically  as Jesus  had  obviously  done?”  murmured  the  Reverend.  I  replied:  “Because  Jesus  had  himself pronounced  that  the  resurrected  bodies  get  spiritualised.”  When  did  he  say  any  such  thing?”inquired  the  Reverend.  I  answered:  “Do  you  remember  the  incident  as  recorded  in  the Gospel  of  St.  Luke,  chapter  20,  where  the  learned  men  of  the  Jews-  “the  chief  priests  and the  scribes  with  the  elders”-  had  come  to  him  with  a  number  of  posers,  and  among  them was  one  about  a  Jewess  who  had  seven  husbands  in  turn,  one  after  another  according  to  a Jewish  custom,  and  in  time  all  seven  husbands  and  the  woman  too  died?”  The  Reverend said  that  he  did  remember  the  occasion.  I  continued:  “The  trap  that  the  religious  hierarchy was  trying  to  spring  on  him  was;  which  one  of  the  seven  husbands  was  going  to  possess  the woman  on  the  ‘Other  side’-  at  the  resurrection?-  since  they  reasoned  with  Jesus  that  the seven brothers  had her. There  was  no  problem  while  they  fulfilled  their  obligation  of  trying  to  give  her  a  child, because  they  had  possessed  her  one  by  one  in  turn,  and  it  was  after  the  death  of  one  that the  other  had  taken  her  to  wife.  But  since  at  the  resurrection  all  seven  will  be  brought  to  life simultaneously,  there  will  be  strife  in  heaven  because  all  seven  would  want  to  get  at  her  at the same time, specially if they had pleasure with her.” “Jesus  debunked  their  false  notion  of  the  resurrection,  by  saying  that  at  the  resurrection: ‘neither  shall  they  die  any  more’  (Luke  20:36)  meaning  that  the  resurrected  persons  will  be Immortalised.  They  will  not  be  subject  to  death  any  more,  no  more  hanger  or  thirst,  no more  fatigue.  In  short,  all  the  instruments  of  death  will  be  powerless  against  the resurrected  body.  Jesus  continues  to  explain:  ‘for  they  (the  resurrected  bodies)  are  equal unto  the  angles,’  that  is,  that  they  will  be  Angelised  –  spiritualised,  that  they  will  become spirit-creatures,  i.e.  Spirits;’and  the  children  of  God,  for  such  are  the  children  of  the resurrection.” (Luke 20:36). Jesus Not Spiritualised I  was  taken  off  from  the  theme  I  was  expounding  two  paragraphs  above  by  the  Reverend with  the  challenge:  “But  how  can  you  be  so  sure..?”  To  continue  from  where  I  had  deviated above  –  He  is  Not  what  they  were  thinking,  that  he  was  not  a  Spirit,  not  a  Ghost,  not  a Spook.  To  assure  them  further  after  having  offered  his  hands  and  feet  for  inspection  and verification  that  his  was  a  material,  physical  body,  and  that  all  their  bewilderment  and disbelief  was  unjustified,  he  asked  his  disciples:  “Have  you  here  any  meat?”  (Meaning something  to  eat).  “And  they  gave  him  a  piece  of  broiled  fish  and  of  a  honeycomb,  and  he took it, and did eat before them.” (Luke 24:41-43) A Drama? What  was  Jesus  trying  to  prove  by  all  his  demonstrations  of  wanting  his  hands  and  feet  to be  handled  and  chewing  and  masticating  broiled  fish  and  honeycomb?  Was  all  this  a pretense,  make-belief,  an  act  or  drama?  “No!”  Said  Schleliermacher  in  1819,  a  hundred years  before  I  was  born.  Albert  Schweizer  records  him  saying:  “If  Christ  had  only  eaten  to show  that  he  could  eat,  while  he  really  had  no  need  of  nourishment,  if  would  have  been  a pretense, something docetic.”(  In Quest of the Historical Jesus,  page 64). I  had  not  know  of  Schleliermacher  and  other  Christian  scholars  who  over  a  hundred  years ago  doubted  the  death  of  Jesus  on  the  cross  as  recorded  by  Albert  Schweizer,  when  I  was discussing this subject with the head of the Bible Society. No Resurrection “What  is  wrong  with  you  (Christian)  folk?”  Jesus  is  telling  you  in  the  most  unambiguous language  that  he  is  not  a  spirit  –  not  spiritualised,  not  a  resurrected  person,  and  yet  the whole  Christian  world  believes  that  he  was  resurrected,  i.e.  spiritualised.  Who  is  lying,  you or  him?  How  is  it  possible  that  you,  each  and  every  Christian,  are  reading  your  Bible  in  your own  mother  tongue  and  yet  each  and  every  groups  is  made  to  understand  the  exact opposite  of  what  they  are  reading?  If  you  read  the  Bible,  say,  in  Hebrew,  and  pleaded  that you  did  not  understand  what  you  were  reading,  I  can  appreciate  this  fact.  If  you  read  it  in Greek  and  pleaded  that  you  did  not  really  understand  the  implications  of  what  was  written; I  can  appreciate  this  fact  also.  But  the  anomaly  is  that  you  are  reading  the  Book,  each  and every  one,  in  his  own  mother  tongue,  and  are  trained  to  understand  the  opposite  of  what  is written.  How  have  you  been  brainwashed,  or  rather,  how  have  you  been  “Programmed,”  as the Americans would put it? “Please  tell  me  as  to  who  is  lying?  Is  it  Jesus  or  a  thousand  million  Christians  of  the  world? Jesus  says:  “No!”  to  his  being  resurrected,  and  all  of  you  say:  “Yes!”  Whom  are  we  Muslims to  believe,  Jesus  or  his  so  called  disciples?  We  Muslims  would  rather  believe  the  Master.  Did he not say: “The disciple is not greater than the Master.”? (Matthew 10:24) This  was  more  than  the  Reverend  had  bargained  for.  He  politely  excused  himself  by  saying that  as  he  had  to  get  ready  to  close  his  office,  he  would  look  forward  to  meeting  me  again. This was sheer evasive politeness! With  the  Bible  Society,  I  won  the  debate  but  lost  the  discount!  No  more  discount  for  me from  the  Bible  Society.  But  let  my  loss  be  your  gain.  If  you  dear  reader,  can  remove  a  few cobwebs from your thinking on the subject of the  Crucifixion, I will be amply rewarded. Now here are the verses discussed put together : “..Jesus  himself  stood  in  their  midst,  and  said  unto  them,  Peace  be  unto  you…But  they  were terrified,  and  supposing  that  they  were  seeing  a  spirit…  And  he  said  unto  them,..  ‘Behold my  hands  and  my  feet,  that  it  is  I  myself:  handle  me  and  see;  for  a  spirit  has  no  flesh  and bones,  as  you  see  me  have’…  And  showed  them  his  hands  and  feet…  And  while  they  yet believed  not  for  joy  and  wondered,  he  said  unto  them,  ‘Have  ye  here  any  meat?’..  And  they gave  him  a  piece  of  broiled  fish,  and  of  a  honeycomb…  And  he  took  it,  and  did  eat  before them.” (Luke 24:36-43)

What about … #47

Mary 19:

16. And mention in the Scripture Mary, when she withdrew from her people to an eastern location.

17. She screened herself away from them, and We sent to her Our spirit, and He appeared to her as an immaculate human.

18. She said, “I take refuge from you in the Most Merciful, should you be righteous.”

19. He said, “I am only the messenger of your Lord, to give you the gift of a pure son.”

20. She said, “How can I have a son, when no man has touched me, and I was never unchaste?”

21. He said, “Thus said your Lord, `It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign for humanity, and a mercy from Us. It is a matter already decided.’“

22. So she carried him, and secluded herself with him in a remote place.

23. The labor-pains came upon her, by the trunk of a palm-tree. She said, “I wish I had died before this, and been completely forgotten.”

24. Whereupon he called her from beneath her: “Do not worry; your Lord has placed a stream beneath you.

25. And shake the trunk of the palm-tree towards you, and it will drop ripe dates by you.”

26. “So eat, and drink, and be consoled. And if you see any human, say, ‘I have vowed a fast to the Most Gracious, so I will not speak to any human today.’“

27. Then she came to her people, carrying him. They said, “O Mary, you have done something terrible.

28. O sister of Aaron, your father was not an evil man, and your mother was not a whore.”

29. So she pointed to him. They said, “How can we speak to an infant in the crib?”

30. He said, “I am the servant of God. He has given me the Scripture, and made me a prophet.

31. And has made me blessed wherever I may be; and has enjoined on me prayer and charity, so long as I live.

32. And kind to my mother, and He did not make me a disobedient rebel.

33. So Peace is upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the Day I get resurrected alive.”

34. That is Jesus son of Mary—the Word of truth about which they doubt.

35. It is not for God to have a child—glory be to Him. To have anything done, He says to it, “Be,” and it becomes.

36. “God is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path.”

37. But the various factions differed among themselves. So woe to those who disbelieve from the scene of a tremendous Day.

38. Listen to them and watch for them the Day they come to Us. But the wrongdoers today are completely lost.

39. And warn them of the Day of Regret, when the matter will be concluded. Yet they are heedless, and they do not believe.

40. It is We who will inherit the earth and everyone on it, and to Us they will be returned.

What about … #46

Hello again readers, as I said in the previous post “heaven” , the topic of the day is “hell”. 

So for those who don’t believe in it, you can’t believe in “good” without believing in “evil”

Or admitting the” cold” and denying the “hot”. It has nothing to do with the kindness of God. When you were little your mom and dad might have whipped you for something you have done wrong, does that mean that your mom isn’t kind with you anymore? No. It’s just that you have to be punished for something that you have done. For example if you steel at work, you’re fired!

So here are the Biblical verses concerning hell:

Revelation 21:8

 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Matthew 25:46

“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

2 Thessalonians 1:9

They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might

Matthew 13:50

and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Mark 9:43

If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.

Jude 1:7

 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

Matthew 13:42

PThey will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 25:41

 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Revelation 19:20

 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.

Matthew 16:19

 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will bebound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will beloosed in heaven.”

2 Peter 2:4

 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;

Revelation 20:13-14

The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.

Ezekiel 18:20 

The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.

Everyone will exist eternally either in heaven or hell (Daniel 12:2,3; Matthew 25:46; John 5:28; Revelation 20:14,15).

(2) Everyone has only one life in which to determine their destiny (Hebrews 9:27).

(3) Heaven or hell is determined by whether a person believes (puts their trust) in Christ alone to save them (John 3:16, 36, etc.).

(1) Hell was designed originally for Satan and his demons (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).).

Matthew 13:50 “furnace of fire…weeping and gnashing of teeth”

Mark 9:48 “where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched”

Revelation 14:10 “he will be tormented with fire and brimstone”

Revelation 14:11 “the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever and they have no rest day and night”

Revelation 20:14 “This is the second death, the lake of fire”

Revelation 20:15 “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire”

What the Quran says about hell:

When it is said to him, “Fear Allah., He is led by arrogance to (more) crime.Enough for him is Hell;-An evil bed indeed (To lie on)! (Surah Al-Baqara, 206)

Say to those who reject Faith: “Soon will ye be vanquished and gathered together to Hell,-an evil bed indeed (to lie on)! (Surah Al-Imran, 12)

Those who reject our Signs, We shall soon cast into the Fire: as often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the penalty: for Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. (Surah An-Nisa’, 56)

If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (For ever): And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him. (Surah An-Nisa’, 93)

When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls, they say: “In what (plight) Were ye?” They reply: “Weak and oppressed Were we in the earth.” They say: “Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (From evil)?” Such men will find their abode in Hell,- What an evil refuge! – (Surah An-Nisa’, 97)

Already has He sent you Word in the Book, that when ye hear the signs of Allah held in defiance and ridicule, ye are not to sit with them unless they turn to a different theme: if ye did, ye would be like them.For Allah will collect the hypocrites and those who defy faith – all in Hell:- (Surah An-Nisa’, 140)

If thou couldst but see when they are confronted with the Fire! They will say: “Would that we were but sent back! Then would we not reject the signs of our Lord, but would be amongst those who believe!” (Surah Al-An‘am, 27)

One day will He gather them all together, (and say): “O ye assembly of Jinns! Much (toll) did ye take of men.” Their friends amongst men will say: “Our Lord! we made profit from each other: but (alas!) we reached our term – which thou didst appoint for us.” He will say: “The Fire be your dwelling-place: you will dwell therein for ever, except as Allah willeth.” for thy Lord is full of wisdom and knowledge. (Surah Al-An‘am, 128)

He will say: “Enter ye in the company of the peoples who passed away before you – men and jinns, – into the Fire.” Every time a new people enters, it curses its sister-people (that went before), until they follow each other, all into the Fire.Saith the last about the first: “Our Lord! it is these that misled us: so give them a double penalty in the Fire.” He will say: “Doubled for all” : but this ye do not understand. (Surah Al-A‘raf, 38)

“Such as took their religion to be mere amusement and play, and were deceived by the life of the world.” That day shall We forget them as they forgot the meeting of this day of theirs, and as they were wont to reject Our signs. (Surah Al-A‘raf, 51)

The Unbelievers spend their wealth to hinder (man) from the path of Allah, and so will they continue to spend; but in the end they will have (only) regrets and sighs; at length they will be overcome: and the Unbelievers will be gathered together to Hell;- (Surah Al-Anfal, 36)

Except those on whom thy Lord hath bestowed His Mercy: and for this did He create them: and the Word of thy Lord shall be fulfilled: “I will fill Hell with jinns and men all together.” (Surah Hud, 119)

For those who respond to their Lord, are (all) good things.But those who respond not to Him,- Even if they had all that is in the heavens and on earth, and as much more, (in vain) would they offer it for ransom.For them will the reckoning be terrible: their abode will be Hell,- what a bed of misery! (Surah Ar-Ra‘d, 18)

In front of such a one is Hell, and he is given, for drink, boiling fetid water. (Surah İbrahim, 16)

To it are seven gates: for each of those gates is a (special) class (of sinners) assigned. (Surah Al-Hijr, 44)

“(Namely) those whose lives the angels take in a state of wrong-doing to their own souls.” Then would they offer submission (with the pretence), “We did no evil (knowingly).” (The angels will reply), “Nay, but verily Allah knoweth all that ye did; (Surah An-Nahl, 28)

It is he whom Allah guides, that is on true Guidance; but he whom He leaves astray – for such wilt thou find no protector besides Him.On the Day of Judgment We shall gather, them together, prone on their faces, blind, dumb, and deaf: their abode will be Hell: every time it shows abatement, We shall increase from them the fierceness of the Fire. (Surah Al-Isra’, 97)

Say, “The truth is from your Lord”: Let him who will believe, and let him who will, reject (it): for the wrong-doers We have prepared a Fire whose (smoke and flames), like the walls and roof of a tent, will hem them in: if they implore relief they will be granted water like melted brass, that will scald their faces, how dreadful the drink! How uncomfortable a couch to recline on! (Surah Al-Kahf, 29)

Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures. (Surah Al-Bayyina, 6)

 

But he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) light,- (Surah Al-Qari‘a, 8)

Will have his home in a (bottomless) Pit. (Surah Al-Qari‘a, 9)

And what will explain to thee what this is? (Surah Al-Qari‘a, 10)

(It is) a Fire Blazing fiercely! (Surah Al-Qari‘a, 11)

 

Nay, were ye to know with certainty of mind, (ye would beware!) (Surah At-Takathur, 5)

Ye shall certainly see Hell-Fire! (Surah At-Takathur, 6)

Again, ye shall see it with certainty of sight! (Surah At-Takathur, 7)

 

Woe to every (kind of) scandal-monger and-backbiter, (Surah Al-Humaza, 1)

Who pileth up wealth and layeth it by, (Surah Al-Humaza, 2)

Thinking that his wealth would make him last for ever! (Surah Al-Humaza, 3)

By no means! He will be sure to be thrown into That which Breaks to Pieces, (Surah Al-Humaza, 4)

And what will explain to thee That which Breaks to Pieces? (Surah Al-Humaza, 5)

(It is) the Fire of (the Wrath of) Allah kindled (to a blaze), (Surah Al-Humaza, 6)

The which doth mount (Right) to the Hearts: (Surah Al-Humaza, 7)

It shall be made into a vault over them, (Surah Al-Humaza, 8)

In columns outstretched. (Surah Al-Humaza, 9)

So you see? How can hell be a myth while the Bible and the Quran affirm its existence? Hell it’s the most horrific place someone could be, you may think that’s funny or weird or even fake, but the day you’ll see it, it will be too late. So let’s be careful and try to make of ourselves what God wants us to be

What about … #45

So what is heaven? What does the Scriptures say?

We’re all aware that when we die, we go somewhere. Either that place is good which is called heaven or bad which is hell.
Unfortunately nowadays most of the people don’t believe in hell (except maybe the Jews and the Muslims). If we look from the XIX century and backwards every believer believed in hell, but since the half of XX century onwards it changed a LOT, here is a link you may read:
http://theologicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/er/hell_gray.pdf

Even the Church don’t believe in hell anymore. Can you believe that? So do you really believe that all those assassins in the world such as Timothy McVeigh or Radovan Karadžić will go to heaven? Or those thieves that steel things that don’t belong to them? That’s wrong to think that God’s justice is weak. How can you possibly think that hell is a myth? It’s like saying that “evil” doesn’t exist, come on!
Ok, let’s leave hell for another time and continue to heaven.
Here is what the Bible tells us:

Revelation 7:13-17

Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ ”

Revelation 21:4-8

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Revelation 21:10-27:

10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.

13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.

14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia [or 1,400 miles!] in length, and as wide and high as it is long [1,400 miles wide and tall!].

17 The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits [that is 200 feet!] thick.

18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.

19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst [these last two stones are unknown or only exist in heaven today].

21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.

24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.

25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.

26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.

27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Revelation 22:3-7

No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.” “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”

Revelation 22:5-9

There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.” “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.” I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!”

Matthew 5:17-20

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:17-19

“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.” “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “ ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Ezekiel 28:24-26

“ ‘No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns. Then they will know that I am the Sovereign LORD. “ ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered, I will be proved holy through them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob. They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.’ ”

Does that mean that Jerusalem is heaven? Because if it is, counting its 125.156 km2 or 48.323 sq mi  of surface and taking note that each person needs 1 sq meter to stand freely, that means that there will be about 126 000 people in heaven. For those people it will look more a prison than heaven.

Now what does the Quran say?

Al Hijr 15:45-48
“Truly! The Muttaqun (pious and righteous people) will be amidst Gardens and water-springs (Paradise). “(It will be said to them): ‘Enter therein (Paradise), in peace and security.’ “And We shall remove from their breasts any sense of injury (that they may have), (So they will be like) brothers facing each other on thrones. “No sense of fatigue shall touch them, nor shall they (ever) be asked to leave it.”

The pilgrimage 22: 23

Truly, Allah will admit those who believe and do righteous good deeds, to Gardens underneath which rivers flow (in Paradise), wherein they will be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls and their garments therein will be of silk.

Ya-Sin 36: 55-58

Verily, the dwellers of the Paradise, that Day, will be busy in joyful things. They and their wives will be in pleasant shade, reclining on thrones. They will have therein fruits (of all kinds) and all that they ask for. (It will be said to them): Salamun (peace be on you), a Word from the Lord, Most Merciful.

The Groups 39: 73-74

And those who kept their duty to their Lord will be led to Paradise in groups, till, when they reach it, and its gates will be opened (before their arrival for their reception) and its keepers will say: Salamun ‘Alaikum (peace be upon you)! You have done well, so enter here to abide therein.” And they will say: “All the praises and thanks be to Allah Who has fulfilled His Promise to us and has made us inherit (this) land. We can dwell in Paradise where we will; how excellent a reward for the (pious good) workers!”

The Smoke 44: 51-55

Verily! The Muttaqun (pious), will be in place of Security (Paradise). Among Gardens and Springs; Dressed in fine silk and (also) in thick silk, facing each other, So (it will be), and We shall marry them to Houris (female fair ones) with wide, lovely eyes. They will call therein for every kind of fruit in peace and security;

Muhammad 47: 15

The description of Paradise which the Muttaqun (pious) have been promised is that in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink; and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure) therein for them is every kind of fruit; and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are these) like those who shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels?

The Moon 54: 54-55

Verily, The Muttaqun (pious), will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers (Paradise). In a seat of truth (i.e. Paradise), near the Omnipotent King (Allah, the All-Blessed, the Most High, the Owner of Majesty and Honour).

The Event 56: 10-40
And those foremost [ in performing righteous deeds,] will be foremost (in Paradise). These will be those nearest to Allah. In the Gardens of delight (Paradise). A multitude of those (foremost) will be from the first generations (who embraced Islam). And a few of those (foremost) will be from the later time (generations). (They will be) on thrones woven with gold and precious stones, Reclining thereon, face to face. They will be served by immortal boys, With cups, and jugs, and a glass from the flowing wine, Wherefrom they will get neither any aching of the head, nor any intoxication. And fruit; that they may choose. And the flesh of fowls that they desire. And (there will be) Houris (fair females) with wide, lovely eyes (as wives for the pious), Like unto preserved pearls. A reward for what they used to do. No Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk) will they hear therein, nor any sinful speech. But only the saying of: Salam!, Salam! (greetings with peace) ! And those on the Right Hand, – Who will be those on the Right Hand? (They will be) among thornless lote-trees, Among Talh (banana-trees) with fruits piled one above another,In shade long-extended, By water flowing constantly, And fruit in plenty, Whose season is not limited, and their supply will not be cut off, And on couches or thrones, raised high. Verily, We have created them (maidens) of special creation. And made them virgins. Loving, equal in age. For those on the Right Hand. A multitude of those (on the Right Hand) will be from the first generation (who embraced Islam). And a multitude of those (on the Right Hand) will be from the later times (generations).

The Man 76: 12-21

And their recompense shall be Paradise, and silken garments, because they were patient. Reclining therein on raised thrones, they will see there neither the excessive heat of the sun, nor the excessive bitter cold. And the shade thereof is close upon them, and the bunches of fruit thereof will hang low within their reach. And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and cups of crystal, Crystal-clear, made of silver. They will determine the measure thereof according to their wishes. And they will be given to drink there a cup (of wine) mixed with Zanjabil (ginger, etc.), A spring there, called Salsabil. And round about them will (serve) boys of everlasting youth. If you see them, you would think them scattered pearls. And when you look there (in Paradise), you will see a delight (that cannot be imagined), and a great dominion. Their garments will be of fine green silk, and gold embroidery. They will be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Lord will give them a pure drink.

The News 78: 32-38

Verily, for the Muttaqun, there will be a success (Paradise); Gardens and grapeyards; And young full-breasted (mature) maidens of equal age; And a full cup (of wine). No Laghw (dirty, false, evil talk) shall they hear therein, nor lying; A reward from your Lord, an ample calculated gift (according to the best of their good deeds). (From) the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and whatsoever is in between them, the Most Beneficent, none can dare to speak with Him (on the Day of Resurrection except after His Leave). The Day that Ar-Ruh [Jibrael (Gabriel) or another angel] and the angels will stand forth in rows, none shall speak except him whom the Most Beneficent (Allah) allows, and he will speak what is right.

The Cow 2: 25

And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds, that for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise). Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom, they will say: “This is what we were provided with before,” and they will be given things in resemblance (i.e. in the same form but different in taste) and they shall have therein Azwajun Mutahharatun (purified mates or wives), and they will abide therein forever.

The Criterion 25: 15-16

Say: “Is that (torment) better or the Paradise of Eternity promised to the Muttaqun (pious and righteous persons)?” It will be theirs as a reward and as a final destination. For them there will be therein all that they desire, and they will abide (there forever). It is a promise binding upon your Lord that must be fulfilled.

Sad 38: 49-54

This is a Reminder, and verily, for the Muttaqun (pious and righteous persons ) is a good final return (Paradise), -, Adn (Edn) Paradise (everlasting Gardens), whose doors will be open for them.Therein they will recline; therein they will call for fruits in abundance and drinks; And beside them will be chaste females restraining their glances only for their husbands, (and) of equal ages. This it is what you (Al-Muttaqun – the pious) are promised for the Day of Reckoning! (It will be said to them)! Verily, this is Our Provision which will never finish;

Qaf 50: 31-35

And Paradise will be brought near to the Muttaqun (pious ) not far off. (It will be said): “This is what you were promised, – (it is) for those oft-returning (to Allah) in sincere repentance, and those who preserve their covenant with Allah (by obeying Him in all what He has ordered, and worship none but Allah Alone). “Who feared the Most Beneficent in the Ghaib (unseen): (i.e. in this worldly life before seeing and meeting Him), and brought a heart turned in repentance, “Enter you therein in peace and security; this is a Day of eternal life!” There they will have all that they desire, and We have more.

Jonah 10: 9-10

Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection… ], and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith; under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of delight (Paradise). Their way of request therein will be Subhanaka Allahumma (Glory to You, O Allah!) and Salam (peace) will be their greetings therein (Paradise)! and the close of their request will be: Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil-‘Alamin [All the praises and thanks are to Allah, the Lord of ‘Alamin( all that exists)].

Heaven is a reward, so we have to work for it. It works the same way as the wage we take for the work that we do everyday. You get paid for the work you do. You won’t get paid for doing nothing.

Heaven is the place of bliss, for those who are worthy. And God knows best who deserves it.

What about … #44

Once upon a time there was dust spinning around a gravitational point. Over time, that turned into a compact mass, which became our sun, exploding its “unwanted” materials into space. Fortunately those scattered morsels stayed in the gravitational pull of the sun. After a while most of them gathered themselves forming planets or belts such as the Kuiper belt or the Oort cloud which is the furthest location of the solar system,(if you ever want to make a stop, grab a coffee or something before hitting the road, well it’s the last one for a while). 

For a while, lost stones fell on the young planets which didn’t have any protection.  Among those eight newly formed ones, there were three who were fated to become really famous – Earth, Mars and Jupiter.

Jupiter for being the biggest and having the strongest gravity after the sun.

Mars for its similarity with Earth, its hue and its innumerable craters.

Earth for being the only living one, but you know it hasn’t always  been  as it is. Its first days have been of molten lava, asteroid impacts, heat.

http://www.livescience.com/15938-earth-precious-metals-space-origin.html

One of those memorable days has been mentioned in the  Quran:

The Iron 57.25  Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance (justice) that mankind may keep up justice. And We brought forth iron wherein is mighty power (in matters of war), as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will help Him (His religion), and His Messengers in the unseen. Verily, Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty.

I haven’t found anything in the Bible mentioning its origin. But here is a link with most of the iron in the Bible:

http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/105266/religion/the_iron_in_bible_and_quran.html

Time is passed , the magnetic dynamo stabilized, the sky’s protection began its work, water raised from the soil, vegetation flourished everywhere.

4. 2 billion years has passed, big and small mammals live happily when a big asteroid erase them from the surface of Earth with a loud BOOM! Than Men has been sent down to struggle to survive, with worries, hunger, wars, work, sickness and to obey God’s orders so that he may be rewarded with happiness and with whatever his heart desires in the next life which is the real one. But in order to get that sorrow free life we must obey what God says in the Bible which are the 10 commandments:

You shall have no other gods before Me.

You shall not make idols.

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Honor your father and your mother.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

You shall not covet

 

And in the Quran:

 

Hebrew Scriptures: Exodus 20 Qur’an
3: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 17:22: Do not associate another deity with God.
47:19: Know therefore that there is no god but God.
4-6: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth…. 6:103: No visions can encompass Him, but He encompasses all visions.
14:35: My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols.
42:11: There is nothing that equals (like) Him.
7: Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 2:224: Do not use God’s name in your oaths as an excuse to prevent you from dealing justly.
73:8: Remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him exclusively.
76:25 Glorify the name of your Lord morning and evening.
8-11: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant [male slave], nor thy maidservant [female slave], nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates….

See below.

12: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 17:23-24: You shall be kind to your parents. If one or both of them live to their old age in your lifetime, you shall not say to them any word of contempt nor repel them, and you shall address them in kind words. You shall lower to them the wing of humility and pray: “O Lord! Bestow on them Your blessings just as they cherished me when I was a little child.”
13: Thou shalt not kill. 17:33: And do not take any human being’s life – that God willed to be sacred – other than in [the pursuit of] justice.”
14: Thou shalt not commit adultery. 17:32: You shall not commit adultery. Surely it is a shameful deed and an evil way.
15: Thou shalt not steal. 5:38 & 39: The thief, male or female, you shall mark their hands as a punishment for their crime, and to serve as an example from GOD. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.
16: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 25:72: And (know that the true servants of God are) those who do not bear witness to falsehood.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant [male slave], nor his maidservant [female slave], nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. 4:32: Do not covet the bounties that God has bestowed more abundantly on some of you than on others.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr10cisl.htm

Do you know that when you go to the Sunday Mass or Service, you hear a specific chosen sermon, that means that there are parts for the Bible that you never heard of  because your minister or your parish priest, reads either the easiest part for him, or a part that he thinks that you want to hear?

Here is a link the that you might want to look at :

http://www.trueactivist.com/watch-people-criticize-bible-verses-thinking-theyre-from-the-quran-to-find-out-the-truth/

Maybe you went to Sunday school, but that doesn’t mean that you know the Bible.

Does that mean that you don’t have to enjoy life? No! Live today as you’ll live forever, but also strive in obedience as it is your last day.

My dear fellow, beware of the devil’s temptation, HE IS YOUR ENEMY, as God tell us in: 

Surah Al Ar’af  7

 

19. “And O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in Paradise, and eat thereof as you both wish, but approach not this tree otherwise you both will be of the Zalimun (unjust and wrong-doers).”

 

20. Then Shaitan (Satan) whispered suggestions to them both in order to uncover that which was hidden from them of their private parts (before); he said: “Your Lord did not forbid you this tree save you should become angels or become of the immortals.”

 

21. And he [Shaitan (Satan)] swore by Allah to them both (saying): “Verily, I am one of the sincere well-wishers for you both.”

 

22. So he misled them with deception. Then when they tasted of the tree, that which was hidden from them of their shame (private parts) became manifest to them and they began to stick together the leaves of Paradise over themselves (in order to cover their shame). And their Lord called out to them (saying): “Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you: Verily, Shaitan (Satan) is an open enemy unto you?”

 

23. They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.”

 

24. (Allah) said: “Get down, one of you an enemy to the other [i.e. Adam, Hawwa (Eve), and Shaitan (Satan), etc.]. On earth will be a dwelling-place for you and an enjoyment, – for a time.”

 

25. He said: “Therein you shall live, and therein you shall die, and from it you shall be brought out (i.e.resurrected).

What about … #43

Dreaming is what we do every time we sleep even if we don’t remember our dreams. there are three stages in sleeping, in the first stage: Our eyes are closed, but it’s easy to wake up. This phase may last for 5 to 10 minutes. The second one: We are in light sleep. Our heart rate slows and our body temperature drops. Our body is getting ready for deep sleep. And the third one: This is the deep sleep stage. It’s harder to rouse ourselves during this stage, and if someone wake us up, we would feel disoriented for a few minutes. This first three stages are called NREM sleep (non-rapid eye movement), during the deep stages of NREM sleep, the body repairs and regrows tissues, builds bone and muscle, and strengthens the immune system, followed by the REM sleep which happens 90 minutes after we fall asleep. The first period of REM lasts about 10 minutes. Each of our later REM stages gets longer, and the final one may last up to an hour. Our heart rate and breathing quickens and it’s the phase where we have intense dreams since our brain is more active. We may experience nightmares among those dreams. But the fascinating thing about nightmares is the reaction of our brain. Research has shown that a lot of dreaming occurs in the visual cortex,  which is linked to the amygdala (an emotional response center). During a nightmare, the amygdala sense the fear in the person and cut REM process, so both of them, the visual cortex and the amygdala, get fired up and trigger autonomic arousal of the body, (the  heart starts beating faster, breathing becomes labored, and we can start sweating profusely) we wake up in a panic. That means that thanks to the amygdala we may come out of a horrible nightmare which we wouldn’t be able without it! How fantastic!

What about … #42

Some people feel the need to find a purpose in their life. So they ask themselves how do I find my purpose? why don’t I know my purpose in life? 

Many people feel little sense of it or even doubt that there is one in life. Those who feel purposeful are living the highest qualities that humanity has to offer.

In a sense thoughts about your purpose are really your purpose trying to reconnect to you.

We are made of much more than our bones, skin, hairs. There’s something else in you with which you read this lines, you see the place you’re in, which is the connection between your eyes and brain. If your eyes capture the images, your brain translate them into what your inner self could see. You couldn’t understand any book or newspaper if your eyes and brain work alone. That part of you which understands, which inspires you to do things in the right moment or the right thing amazingly, is your spirit or soul.

That inner beingness knows why you are here but your ego prods you to chase after money, prestige, popularity and miss the purpose of living. Focusing on the need of the ego leaves you feeling unfulfilled. Deep within you at the level of your being is what you were intended to become to accomplish and to be.

1 Affirm that no one shows up in this life by accident.

2 Size every opportunity no matter how small to give your life in service.

3 Ignore what anyone else tells you about your purpose.

4 Remember that the all creating field of Intention (God or Spirit) will work on your behalf.

But to achieve this, you have to let go of your Ego which means:

1 Stop being offended. Actually it’s your ego that is offended by something, not your inner self, you may choose to let go. Be sure that you’ll feel much better.

2 Let go of your need to win. Making someone else happy will bring you happiness, your ego needed to win otherwise it will feel itself a loser.

3 Let go of your need to be right. You don’t need to be right all the time.

4 Don’t feel superior. We all have our own inner being, we all come from the same source, created by the same God, the only difference between us is what our ego is temporarily attached to I.e money, property, prestige,…

5 Let go of the need to have more.

6 Stop identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements.

7 Let go of your reputation. You may think or say : what you think of me is your own business.

I urge you to read a book called The Power of Intention by Dr Wayne Dyer, you’ll understand so much about yourself and how life works. Then you’ll be able to achieve all your dreams