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imam bukhari
04-19-2010, 09:09 PM
The Holy Bible Describing God In Humanly Forms & Attributes


[Genesis 2:2] “By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.“

[Genesis 3:8-10] “They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” God asked, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat fruit from the tree I commanded you not to eat from?””

[Genesis 6:6] “The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.“

[Exodus 32:14] “And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people“

[Psalm 4:23] “Then the Lord awakened as one out of sleep, and a mighty man that shouts by reason of wine.“


As Muslims we condem likening God to the creation. Almighty Allaah says in the Qur’an:

(O Muhammad) Say to the people: “He is Allah, The One. The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks. He doesn’t give birth (i.e, He has no son), nor was He given birth to (how can Mary give birth to God?). And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him (there is nothing like him)”.” (Chapter 112, Verses 1-4)

Source: http://theauthenticbase.wordpress.co...ms-attributes/

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04-19-2010, 10:10 PM
It isn't that God is likened to his creation, but that man was created in the image of God and often the verses such as the ones you quote are not literal, but are example for us. For example, God rested not because he was literally exhausted and needed a break from all his hard work, but because he was giving a model to us that we should take a day to rest and set aside and keep Holy. This is why later he commands to keep the Sabbath holy. The second verse you listed, when God asks "where are you?" to Adam, it is not because e did not know where Adam was, but it is how he is revealing Adam's sin to him. He is asking Adam to self-analyze and to reveal himself. God knew where Adam was and what his sin was. The reason for the depiction of God walking in the garden is not to liken him unto a man, but to show the personal, intimate relationship that he had with Adam. Anyhow, it is we who are created in the image of God, not God who is created in ours. Is it any wonder that man uses analogies in an attempt to understand God. If I was teaching science to a kindergarten child, I would use words, concepts, illustrations, and examples that they could understand.

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