2:77 comment: We can’t conceal anything from God
[2:78] Among them are gentiles who do not know the scripture, except through hearsay, then assume that they know it.
What is a gentile?
Definition of gentile is someone who is not Jewish
The Arabic word “ummy” was twisted to mean “illiterate” to justify their belief that Muhammad could not read or write. See Appendix 28.
Proof that this word means gentile is in 3:75
[3:75] Some followers of the scripture can be trusted with a whole lot, and they will give it back to you. Others among them cannot be trusted with a single dinar; they will not repay you unless you keep after them. That is because they say, “We do not have to be honest when dealing with the gentiles!” Thus, they attribute lies to GOD, knowingly.
Additionally proof that Muhammad was not illiterate can be determined from the first three revelations:
1st Revelation: God command’s Muhammad to “read” twice.
[96:1] Read, in the name of your Lord, who created.
[96:2] He created man from an embryo.
[96:3] Read, and your Lord, Most Exalted.
[96:4] Teaches by means of the pen.
[96:5] He teaches man what he never knew.
2nd Revelation: God tells us the purpose of the pen.
[68:1] NuN, the pen, and what they (the people) write.
3rd Revelation: God tells Muhammad and all the believers to…
[73:4] Or a little more. And read the Quran from cover to cover.
2:78 comment: Most religious leaders do not teach what is right, but only their personal opinions. They don’t look for guidance from the Quran and provide inaccurate information. God’s religion in the Quran is much easier than what was preached by most.
2:79 comment: People who gain money by being professional religionist are mostly charlatans. And the people who follow them just compete in donating to the church with the guise that it absolves them from having to be righteous
2:80 comment: Many people assume that hell is only temporary, but both heaven and hell are eternal
Footnote: 2:80-82 It is an established belief among corrupted Muslims that they will suffer in Hell only in proportion to the number of sins they had committed, then they will get out of Hell and go to Heaven. They also believe that Muhammad will intercede on their behalf, and will take them out of Hell. Such beliefs are contrary to the Quran (Appendix 8).
2:82 comment: Believe that there is one God and use the time in our life to be righteous. Similar to 2:62
Unity of All Submitters
[2:62] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
What is a covenant?
Definition of covenant
- a legal agreement between two people, for example one relating to a house, land, or property
- a formal agreement or promise
- (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
- a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
- to legally agree to do something
- enter into a covenant
- enter into a covenant or formal agreement(“They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver”)
[5:12] GOD had taken a covenant from the Children of Israel, and we raised among them twelve patriarchs. And GOD said, “I am with you, so long as you observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and believe in My messengers and respect them, and continue to lend GOD a loan of righteousness. I will then remit your sins, and admit you into gardens with flowing streams. Anyone who disbelieves after this, has indeed strayed off the right path.”
When God took a covenant with the humans He agreed to do His part if the humans fulfill their part of the promise.
2:83 comment: What does it mean to not evict from their home?
Evict: to legally force someone to leave the house they are living in, usually because they have not paid their rent
2:87 comment: What is the meaning of ego?
Ego is believing that God is not running everything
2:88 comment: When our minds are made up the neurons in our brain become fixed and that belief is reinforced in our brain. The older we get the more difficult it is to change our brain.
2:89 comment: God gave his scripture to the believers and the disbeliever
Where is the Quran prophesized in the pervious scriptures?
Gospel of Truth was one of the gospels that were disregarded when the Books of the Bible were selected. Below is a passage from the Gospel of Truth that I believe is referring to the Quran. Note that the Quran was reveled through a span of 23 years.
“For He revealed it as a knowledge with which all its emanations agree, namely, the knowledge of the living book which He revealed to the 23 aeons at last as His letters, displaying to them that these are not merely vowels nor consonants, so that one may read them and think of something void of meaning; on the contrary, they are letters which convey the truth. They are pronounced only when they are known. Each letter is a perfect truth like a perfect book, for they are letters written by the hand of the unity, since the Father wrote them for the aeons, so that they by means of His letters might come to know the Father.”
2:90 comment: We should always be very embracing of God’s revelations in everything we do.
2:91 comment: Refers to people who selectively follow portions of the scripture
2:92 comment: Children of Israel are the chosen people because they received so many miracles yet they still reverted
2:93 comment: See 7:171
[7:171] We raised the mountain above them like an umbrella, and they thought it was going to fall on them: “You shall uphold what we have given you, strongly, and remember the contents thereof, that you may be saved.”
2:94 comment: If someone asks us do you believe in God – we would say yes? Then if they ask us would we wish to die? What would we say?
At the time of death what would be our feeling?
[62:6] Say, “O you who are Jewish, if you claim that you are GOD’s chosen, to the exclusion of all other people, then you should long for death if you are truthful!”
They think that they are the only ones who are right and everyone else is wrong
Our response if we long for death would be no. Not because we are fearing death
We wouldn’t want to die because we have only this life to grow and develop our souls and we can have heaven here on earth
Believers don’t fear death. They know if that they live or die they can have heaven from now
[4:69] Those who obey GOD and the messenger belong with those blessed by GOD – the prophets, the saints, the martyrs, and the righteous. These are the best company.