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Rebuttal to Answering Islam's Article "Why Did God Become Human?"
Their article can be located here http://www.answeringislam.org/Q-A-panel/human.html
Answering Islam said:
... Anyway, I read the question asking if God died, and the answer. My question is: Why, since God created everything, did He become human in the first place? He knows everything, so what is the purpose?
Peter Ballard responds:
The classical argument is:
1. God views sin seriously, and a price must be paid to atone for sin.
2. Only a human may pay it, because it is humanity which has sinned.
3. Only God is able to pay it, because humans are imperfect.
4. Therefore the only way that humans' sin may be paid for, is by God becoming a person, and paying the price as a person.
This is very illogical indeed. Why does a price have to be paid for? Why can't we just repent and have God forgive us for our sins just like how Jesus taught in Matthew 6:12?
Humans are sinning against God, so God becomes a human being and then punishes himself because of what we did? There is no logic to this what so ever.
Answering Islam said:
We might also add that by becoming a man, God
(a) showed us how to live and
(b) partook in human suffering.
Therefore God is not a "do as I say, not as I do" God.
God does not need to become a human being in order to show us how to live. This is why he sends down messengers because that is their job.
Taken from http://www.irf.net/islam_hinduism.doc
a. God need not take human
form to understand human being.
Most of the other
religions some time or the other believes in the philosophy of anthropomorphism i.e. God
take human form. They have a very good logic for it Almighty God is so pure and Holy the
he is unaware of the hardships, shortcomings, difficulties feelings etc. of the human
being. He does not know how does a person feel when he is hurt or when he is in trouble
etc. Therefore in order to set the rules for the human beings. He came down to the earth
in the form of a human being. On the face of it, it seems to be a very good logic.
b. Creator prepares an
Suppose I manufacture
a tape recorder. Do I have to become a tape recorder to know what is good or what is bad
for the tape recorder? I write an instruction manual. In order to listen to the
audiocassette, insert the cassette and press the play button. In order to stop, press the
stop button. If you want to fast-forward press the FF. button. Do not drop it from a
height it will get damaged. Do not immerse it in water it will get spoilt. I write an
instruction manual. The dos and donts for the machine.
c. Holy Quran is the
instruction manual for the human being.
In the similar
fashion our lord and creator Allah (SWT) need not come in the form of a human being to
know what is good or bad for the human being. He only has to reveal the instruction manual
the last and final instruction manual of the human beings is the Holy Quran.
The dos and
donts for the human beings is mentioned in the Holy Quran.
d. Allah chooses
Allah (SWT) need not
come down personally for writing the instruction manual. He chooses a man amongst men to
deliver the message and communication with him at a higher level through the revelation.
Such chosen men are called as messengers and prophets of God.
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