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Jesus being at GOD Almighty's "Right Hand" is only SYMBOLIC and not literal in the Bible:

Many Christians try to prove trinity through the claim that Jesus, peace be upon him, is sitting at GOD Almighty's "Right Hand".  This however is a figurative/symbolic speech that can not be taken literally, because the Bible used the "Right Hand" term several times in a symbolic speech.

The following post was my response to my Christian friend Mr. James, may Allah Almighty continue to Bless him and to further Lead him and his family to Islam.  Ameen.

From: https://www.answering-christianity.com/cgi-bin/message_board_islam/read_post.cgi?file_name=323/2.txt

Note:  I have added colors for easy read, and some text that I did not mention in the original post.


Peace be upon you Mr. James,

The Noble Verse that you're looking for is the following:

"Nay, God raised him (Jesus) up unto Himself; and God is Exalted in Power, Wise;- (The Noble Quran, 4:158)"

"raised him up to Himself" says in Arabic "Bal rafaahu Allah ilaih", which literally means "Allah raised him (Jesus) to Himself".

"ilaih" in Arabic could also mean to "His direction" or "his Path" or "his Way". When one says "I turn my face ila Allah", it literally means "I turn my face to GOD". But that does not mean that you necessarily have seen GOD Almighty or came near to Him.

In Islam, we're taught that no one have seen GOD Almighty or knows how He Looks like.   That is why Allah Almighty appeared to Moses peace be upon him behind the mountain covered with clouds.  Even Jesus peace be upon him in the Bible teaches that:

"No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known. (John 1:18)"

So the speech in Noble Verse 4:158 is figurative and not literal. The same in some verses in the Bible such as:

"Your right hand, O LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy.  (Exodus 15:6)"

"I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  (Psalm 16:8)"

"You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.  (Psalm 18:35)"

"Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.   (Psalm 20:6)"

"Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.  (Psalm 17:7)"

So as you can see Mr. James, the "Right Hand" speech is only figurative/symbolic and not literal.

I hope this answers your question.

Best regards,
Osama Abdallah

 

 

 

 

 

 

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