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God is not a man, that he should lie; Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
MuslimArgument: "God is not a man"
This is an immensely misquoted verse. That can't be stressed enough. Muslims use this verse in order to try to disprove Jesus divinity by simply saying "God is not a man". But the verse doesn't end there. You have to be very ignorant to ignore the rest of the verse. But do not be astonished. Muslims are very ignorant when it comes to dealing with texts of the Bible. They are clearly not honest in their way of interpreting this verse. They say "God is not a man" and then stop. They don't read the rest of the sentence.
If God can not be a man, how can he then be a man of war ()?
"God is not a man, that he should lie" means that God does not lie like fallen human beings. All people lie but God is the ultimate expression of purity and doesn't lie. Only God is not a liar. Jesus clearly demonstrated that he was no regular man when incarnated since he had the attributes of God of being sinless and not lying thus showing himself to be God.
God was not yet incarnated into a human body when Numbers was written. God didn’t yet embrace his human nature yet in the flesh as a human but The Son coexisted coequally with the Father from everlasting since Jesus in said that he existed even before Abraham was born thus describing himself to be uncreated.
: clearly identifies the Word as God. The Word of God is not created because states that it was in the beginning with God. The Word of God existed eternally before the world was even created and clearly states that the world was created by the Word of God. The interesting part is apparent in where the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. It is without a shadow of a doubt Jesus Christ our risen Lord. He is alive forever and ever because he is God.
Some muslims think that God can’t sit on his throne if he is on earth. God can visit humanity in the form of a man if he desires and wishes and at the same time sit on the throne in heaven. God can for sure do this because God is Omnipresent.
The Son is the same deity Jehovah as the Father but distinct persons in the trinity. The same is true for the Holy Spirit. That it is the very same deity is clearly demonstrated by Jesus words “I and my Father are one” - . One God, not three Gods!
If you as a muslim don't believe in an omnipotent God, you are setting the rules for what God can or can not do. This means that you as a muslim doesn't believe in an all powerful God.
But how about Allah? How can Allah be God if one of his 99 names is "Khayri Al Makireen". The best of all deceivers. Satan is a deceiver and God is truthful. If God cannot lie and Allah lies, that must mean that Allah is not God. Allah can not be God because scripture says clearly that God does not lie.
- In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
My question to you Sam is the following:
I still wonder about the part “Neither the son of man, that he should repent:”
When did the Son of man ever repent? I don’t understand. Please clarify if possible.