Did Paul See the Devil?

by Sami Zaatari

Christians often like to claim that the prophet Muhammad saw the devil in the cave because of this verse from the Bible:

 

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)

 

So from this verse Christians claim that this shows what the prophet Muhammad really saw in the cave was Satan who made himself look like an angel. We will address this issue in another article, but for now I want to turn the argument back on the Christian.

 

By turning the argument back on the Christian you will see how weak their argument is and how badly it can actually be used against them!

 

When we read how Paul supposedly met Jesus we see that what Paul sees could very well be Satan himself from the description we get in Corinthians! For instance here is what it reads:

 

1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man (Acts 9:1-7)

 

So notice Paul sees a LIGHT! This light then claims that it is none other than Jesus! Now of course Christians will often point to this story to show that Paul is a true apostle because he met Jesus, however so too bad for them now because their argument against the prophet Muhammad REALLY backfires against them here because if we want to be consistent and if they want to be consistent then we have to conclude that Paul did not meet Jesus, rather he met Satan.

 

Now a Christian might say but Corinthians says that Satan turns himself into an ANGEL of light, yet Jesus isn’t angel.

 

If one were to actually examine 2nd Corinthians it doesn’t have to explicitly mean an angel per se. Rather the context of 2nd Corinthians as well as Christian interpretation is that basically Satan can transform himself to be as someone good and kind and helpful, and the word angel is only used to signify this point, since we often associate goodness with angels. Satan could transform himself to act as an angel no doubt, but the passage in 2nd Corinthians is not limited to transforming into an angel only, but rather anything good.

 

One can safely conclude that indeed Paul did see Satan not Jesus because if one examines Paul’s message one will find it is filled with borrowed paganism, and not only that it contradicts all former prophets, and insults the Torah, as well as making lies about Jesus!

 

In fact it does not end there! The disciple Peter may have also met Satan! When read Acts chapter 12 we read:

 

5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.  6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.  7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.  8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

 

 

Notice how an angel comes to Peter while he is in prison, and then when this ?angel’ comes a bright light shines in

the prison! So here we explicitly have light and an angel! This definitely fits the description of 2nd Corinthians!


What’s to say this angel was not Satan? In fact we do see something a bit satanic here which is that this angel is essentially breaking a prisoner out of jail! This is basically breaking the law! Even if Herod was an evil tyrant, you still have to obey and follow the rules and law, because if you take it into your own hands more chaos will come. This incident here by this supposed ?angel’ is an act of a rebel, and as we all know Satan is a rebel to God and God’s laws, so we do have enough evidence here to give us probable cause that this angel could be Satan himself!  

 

So in conclusion we have now seen two incidents where major figures of Christianity have most likely seen Satan as a result of 2nd Corinthians. We have also seen how EASILY we can turn the Christian argument against themselves and show how weak their reasoning and desperation is. The Christian should be very worried now, since these incidents are the sort of thing they bring up against Islam!

 

And Allah indeed Knows Best!

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Because we can’t see God? That Doesn’t mean God Is not exist..

By Sami Zaatari

Continuing with our responses to atheist arguments we this time turn our attention to their argument that the belief in God and religion is delusional and crazy because he is invisible to us, basically we have never even seen him. Atheists always tend to make this point through mockery, as if us God believers are crazy people and need help because we believe in an entity that we have never personally seen.

 

The argument is not logical to begin with, just because you have not seen something does not mean it does not exist, an example of this would be the dinosaurs. We have never seen dinosaurs, yet we believe that they have existed. Now an atheist will say I am wrong because there is actual evidence for dinosaurs, such as bones and so on, hence we are able to know that they really existed. I would respond to this and say exactly! Very good point mr.atheist because this is the exact same thing with God! God has given us many signs and wonders to let us know that he is real and does exist, as he says:

 

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YUSUFALI: It is He who sends down rain from the sky: from it ye drink, and out of it (grows) the vegetation on which ye feed your cattle.

 

 

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YUSUFALI: With it He produces for you corn, olives, date-palms, grapes and every kind of fruit: verily in this is a sign for those who give thought.

 

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YUSUFALI: He has made subject to you the Night and the Day; the sun and the moon; and the stars are in subjection by His Command: verily in this are Signs for men who are wise.

 

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YUSUFALI: And the things on this earth which He has multiplied in varying colours (and qualities): verily in this is a sign for men who celebrate the praises of Allah (in gratitude).

 

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It is He Who has made the sea subject, that ye may eat thereof flesh that is fresh and tender, and that ye may extract therefrom ornaments to wear; and thou seest the ships therein that plough the waves, that ye may seek (thus) of the bounty of Allah and that ye may be grateful.

 

As you can see Allah has given us these many signs for us to ponder and to realize there is a creator. Because how did all of these things happen just perfectly for us? The rainfall which replenishes the earth and allows us to drink, the fruits and that grow on the earth which help us survive and give us great pleasure of taste, how did all these things come about perfectly for us to enjoy and sustain us? Is it all a mere coincidence?

 

What about the oceans? Which also contain fish that we may eat and enjoy, which helps us survive, is this another coincidence? That not only on land do we have things that help us survive and enjoy, but in the oceans as well! Is this all a mere coincidence that happened by chance?

 

And then what about the sun and the moon, the stars and the universe, the perfect design was this all by chance? Was it by chance that the suns positioning to earth was just perfect and right that it helps us survive and does not destroy us? Is this another mere coincidence?

 

Everything is working perfectly for us! And it is all working in a way that allows us to survive, it is not like all these things are there for mere pleasure, because they are above that, these things allow us to live and survive.

 

As they say in economics, there is something called a need, and a want, a need is something you need to survive and live, a want is something that you desire which you don’t really have to have to survive. And is it a coincidence that all these things are a need for us? And that they work just perfectly for us?

 

So all of this should make a wise man think, and it will let a wise man know that this cant be a mere coincidence. Someone had to create this, to make things good for us, that we survive, if we were to go along as believing that this is a mere coincidence then wow what a coincidence! Only a blind ignorant foolish lost soul will believe this is all by chance.

 

I could go on to quote the miracles of the Quran, the prophecies, but since atheists would automatically reject this I shall simply remain on what I have quoted, the signs are all there for us, around the earth, the skies, the universe, the food, everything around you!

 

But as I said atheists will say this is all a mere coincidence, however so Allah refutes them:

 

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Not without purpose did We create heaven and earth and all between! that were the thought of Unbelievers! but woe to the Unbelievers because of the Fire (of Hell)!

 

This basically refutes the atheist assessment, that all of this is a coincidence, which has no meaning, as Allah says he did not create all of this for no purpose, there is indeed a purpose and wisdom behind it all, not a mere coincidence which means nothing as atheists would have us to believe.

 

And as Allah also says:

 

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Then to eat of all the produce (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.

 

So these signs make a smart man think, it makes him think how can such things happen? It makes him think and use his mind which brings him to the obvious conclusion that indeed there is a creator, that this is not all a mere chance by coincidence, a wise man will reflect upon all these signs as Allah says, only a blind man will reject it as coincidence!

 

As Allah also says again:

 

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The parable of those who reject Faith is as if one were to shout Like a goat-herd, to things that listen to nothing but calls and cries: Deaf, dumb, and blind, they are void of wisdom.

 

This is how we view atheists, atheists like to claim us God believers are crazy and so on, yet this is how we view them, they are deaf, dumb, and blind, they have no wisdom. And it is true, only a blind man with no wisdom and no intelligence will believe all we see around us which works perfectly for us allowing us to survive and get pleasure is all one big fat chance!

 

I do not seek to convert an atheist; my main aim for this article was to simply refute the erroneous atheist argument, which is that God doesn’t exist because we have never seen him. For us God believers God has given us enough signs and miracles to prove his existence, in fact it is also part of faith that we believe in God without seeing him as well, because if someone were to accept God only by seeing him then God does not need such a believer because such a person is merely narrow-minded and ignorant, as the one who says I wont believe till I see!

 

We are not delusional, nor are we crazy, far from it, we are smart, we have used our brains, and we have seen the signs, which are crystal clear, an atheist will never believe until he sees God face to face, and I end this article with this verse which describes such a person:

 

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And when ye said: O Moses! We will not believe in thee till we see Allah plainly; and even while ye gazed the lightning seized you.

 

Ameen!

 

And Allah the Master and the Creator who created us all with wisdom Knows Best!