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Rebuttal to Answering Islam's Article "Why Did God Become Human?"

By
Bassam Zawadi

 

 

 

Their article can be located here http://www.answeringislam.org/Q-A-panel/human.html

Answering Islam said:

Question:

 

... 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.

My Response:

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.

 

My Response:

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

4. ANTHROPOMORPHISM

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 instruction manual.

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 don’ts for the machine.

c.   Holy Qur’an 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 Qur’an.

The dos and don’ts for the human beings is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

d.   Allah chooses messengers:

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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