Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Yesterday was a recognized day in two different cultures. I talked about Friendship Day yesterday, and today will talk about the other event that yesterday is recognized for.
Yesterday, the Muslims celebrate Nuzulul Qur'an. I have searched the internet, and have not found a single site that explains this holiday in anything but the worst sort of pigeon English, but it seems that date in the month of Ramadan was, through some unknown logic, selected as the day to celebrate the giving of the Koran to mankind. The Koran itself, in 2:185, directs to celebrate the giving of the Koran this month, but does not give the day. Since the Koran was given in multiple stages over a long period of time, I have no idea why this date was selected to celebrate it.
But I did find one very interesting fact from researching this on the internet. Virtually every site that mentions this holiday talks about it as the time that the Koran was handed down from God to Muhammad. But their English is such that they have a difficult time conveying that idea. One sight calls it the Genesis Koran, while several others have difficulty translating the concept of handing the Koran down to their profit – er – I mean prophet. Most of them speak of this as the decline of the Koran.
Jeremiah 14:14 (KJV);
“Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”
1 John 4:1-3 (KJV);
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
So today, Brothers and sisters, please join me in working for proper Christian/Islam relations:
In keeping with their own words, Pray with me for the decline of the Koran.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.