Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
Will the REAL God Please Stand Up!
Allah is a PAGAN IDOL and the DEMONIC SPIRIT BEHIND ISLAM. Nowhere is the demonic aspect of Islam demonstrated more vividly among its adherents than when young Shi'ite Muslims engage in self-flagellation, cutting their scalps with sharp knives and razors. Allah is a PAGAN DEITY who was worshipped a thousand years before Islam and this demonic spirit is an extremely powerful, EVIL and SAVAGE force in today's world.
by Ramon Bennett & John D. Keyser
Most people -- including Christians -- believe the argument that "Allah" is the Arabic word for YEHOVAH God, because it is used in the Arabic Bible. This is patent nonsense! The personal name of the of the God of the Bible is YEHOVAH (YHVH). And "Allah" is the personal name of a PAGAN DEITY who fathered three goddesses called "the daughters of Allah." The first Bible in Arabic was not published until the 9th century, some 200 years after Islam held full sway over all of Arabia and many surrounding nations. The name "Allah" had permeated the Arab mind and became its supreme god. Thus the name slipped into the Arabic translation of the Bible.
The Arabs certainly understood that YEHOVAH, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is NOT the same as Allah, the god of Islam. A Palestinian Arab -- a world renowned authority on Islam -- stated categorically that, "The Allah of the Koran is NOT the same as the God of the Bible" (Haim Shapiro interviewing Dr. Anis Shorrosh: "Evangelist takes off his gloves to fight Islam," Jerusalem Post, April 21, 1993).
An anti-Semitic blood-libel in the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Shaab, also makes a CLEAR distinction between Islam's Allah and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when it said inter alia: "Jews carry out human sacrifices to please their bloodthirsty God" ("The Talmud, the Jews and Human Sacrifice," Al-Shaab, Nov. 16, 1998). A high school text book in Jordan contains much the same sentiments about the God of Jews and Christians:
"If you knew the attributes which they attributed to their god, those which they wanted and those which they have adorned him with, then you would certainly be astounded. Jehovah, lord of hosts, lord of Israel, commands them to smear their houses with sheep's blood in order to save their sons and let the Egyptians perish. He is a god who feels remorse for creating Adam and for setting Saul on the throne. He is bloodthirsty, fickle-minded, harsh and greedy. He is pleased with imposture and deceit. He is loquacious and passionately fond of long speeches" (Jordanian text book for second-year high school art students, General History, Ancient and Medieval Civilizations, p. 160).
Without a doubt the Muslim's Allah is NOT YEHOVAH, the God of the Bible! Let's take note of the considered opinions of top Islamic authorities on the name and nature of Islam's Allah:
"Allah is a purely Arabic term used in reference to an ARABIAN DEITY" (Robert Morey, The Islamic Invasion: Confronting the World's Fastest Growing Religion, Harvest House, 1992, p. 48).
"'Allah' is a proper name, applicable ONLY to their peculiar god" (Hastings Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).
"The origin of this goes back to PRE-MOSLEM times. Allah is NOT a common name meaning 'god'" (Morey, The Islamic Invasion, p. 49).
"'Allah' is a pre-Islamic name...corresponding to the BABYLONIAN BEL" (Encyclopedia of Religion, p. 48).
"Allah was known to the pre-Islamic Arabs; he was one of the MECCAN DEITIES" (Encyclopedia of Islam, cited in: Morey, The Islamic Invasion, p. 48).
"Allah-worship, as well as the worship of Ba'al, were both ASTRAL RELIGIONS in that they involved the worship of the sun, the moon, and the stars" (E.M. Wherry, A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran, p. 36).
"In Arabia, the sun god was viewed as a female goddess and the moon as the male god. The name Allah was used as the PERSONAL NAME OF THE MOON GOD" (Morey, The Islamic Invasion, p. 50).
"Allah, THE MOON GOD, was married to the sun goddess. Together they produced three goddesses who were called 'the daughters of Allah.' These three goddesses were called al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat" (ibid.).
"The desert Arab...feared and worshipped incalculable deities in stars and moons....Now and then he offered HUMAN SACRIFICE; and here and there he worshipped SACRED STONES. The center of this stone worship was Mecca with the KA'ABA AND ITS SACRED BLACK STONE...in its southeast corner, five feet from the ground, just right for kissing....Within the Ka'aba, in pre-Moslem days, were several idols representing gods, one was called ALLAH...three others were Allah's daughters -- al-Uzza, al-Lat, and Manat" (Will Durant, The Story of Civilization, IV: p. 160-161).
There should now be no shadow of doubt left in the reader's mind that the Muslim god Allah is, indeed, a PAGAN DEITY who was worshipped a thousand years before Islam. And this DEMONIC SPIRIT is an extremely powerful, EVIL and SAVAGE force in today's world.
Through the ages Christians have done YEHOVAH, the God of Creation, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, a terrible injustice. This injury has been done by SUBSTITUTING the rather nebulous "LORD" in place of His personal name. Every Hebrew name in the Bible is rich in meaning, and the pronouncing of a Hebrew name makes an emphatic statement into the spiritual realm. In our English Bibles we read that God says to Moses:
"God also said to Moses, 'Say this to the people of Israel, "The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you": this is my name for ever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations'" (Exodus 3:15, RSV).
The CORRECT and EXACT translation of the Hebrew text, however, is as follows:
"God also said to Moses, 'Say this to the people of Israel, "YHVH [YEHOVAH], the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you": THIS is my name for ever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.'"
In this passage God tells Moses that He, YEHOVAH, is sending Moses to the children of Israel. That YEHOVAH has been God's PERSONAL NAME from the beginning of time is clear from the Hebrew text of the creation account in the book of Genesis:
"This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that YHVH [YEHOVAH] God made the earth and the heavens" (Genesis 2:4, NKJV).
To Moses, God says that it is by His name, YEHOVAH, that He is to be known for all eternity, it is the memorial name by which His people Israel shall worship Him.
The Christian church has all but BURIED God's personal name. YAH, a contraction of God's personal name also appears 50 times in the Hebrew text of the Bible, but RARELY is it ever included in our translations. The King James and New King James versions do translate it occasionally -- for example:
"Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, by His name YAH, and rejoice before Him" (Psalms 68:4).
But for the most part it is hidden.
In addition to the 50 times mentioned above, the contracted name, YAH, is also found numerous times in a hyphenated word that every Christian knows, and, most use -- halleluyah. In Hebrew the word is hyphenated thus: hallelu-Yah. Most translations render this as: Praise the LORD!
The name YEHOVAH, however, has deep significance for the reader who has a little patience. A careful reading of the following, could unearth a golden nugget for many readers.
In Hebrew the name YEHOVAH has only four letters: yod, hay, vav, hay (reading from left to right). This personal name of God appears 6,356 times in the Hebrew Old Testament. Far from being a great undiscovered mystery, the meaning of the name YEHOVAH is relatively EASY to ascertain in Hebrew.
In biblical Hebrew there is sometimes an interchange between the letters yod and vav. This can be seen, for example, in Genesis 3:20 where Adam's wife is given the name (reading from right to left) -- Chava, because she was the mother of the Adamic line. The added hay at the end of Chava simply tells us that the object is feminine.
Looking at God's personal name in Hebrew, there is an easily recognized PATTERN: hay, vav, hay -- hovah, which is the Hebrew word for "the present;" hay, yod, hay -- hiyah, the Hebrew word meaning "was;" and, using the interchange of letters, yod, hay, yod, hay -- yihiyah, and this word is the Hebrew for "will be." So, we arrive at a VERY SPECIAL name: "Is now, was and will be." And YEHOVAH God confirms this in the scriptures for us. For example --
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the LORD, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty" (Revelation 1:8).
Again, we have greatly DISHONORED YEHOVAH by merely referring to Him as LORD, when He is the One who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
There are many Lords. Even the main Hindu god is called "Lord" Rama. There are also many lords. In fact, a whole "house of lords" help make up the British parliament!
Christians should understand that YEHOVAH is no common Lord! He is YEHOVAH God of gods, YEHOVAH God of gods...(Joshua 22:22). Oh that we would begin to reverently use the mighty and wonderful name of YEHOVAH instead of trying to REDUCE HIM to the level of man. Had this been done 1,400 years ago, the Muslim god, Allah, would never have gotten referred to as God.
A few years ago Allah was Allah. Pick up almost any newspaper or magazine, and the pertinent articles would be found to have used the name Allah. When it was necessary to mention the Islamic god in speeches given in English, by Arabs and other Muslims, Allah was the name used. Today it is not so. Pick up any newspaper or magazine now and "God" has everywhere been SUBSTITUTED for the name Allah. And so it is also with English speeches given by Arabs and other Muslims, in public, on television, and on radio. The substitution of "God" for Allah has been FOISTED upon us, and this is how DECEPTION takes root -- like the godless theory of evolution before it.
Allah, as has been shown, is a PAGAN IDOL and the DEMONIC SPIRIT BEHIND ISLAM. Nowhere is the DEMONIC aspect of Islam demonstrated more vividly among its adherents than when young Shi'ite Muslims engage in self-flagellation, cutting their scalps with sharp knives and razors (David Rudge: "Hizbullah continues attacks in zone," Jerusalem Post, Nov. 5, 1997).
In the SAME MANNER the priests of Ba'al paid homage to their pagan god thousands of years ago:
"...they cried aloud, and cut themselves, as was their custom, with knives and lances, until blood gushed out on them" (I Kings 18:28).
MOST -- yes, MOST -- of the brutal conflicts taking place in the world today DIRECTLY INVOLVE the followers of Muhammed, the founder of Islam. And in an interview with the Jerusalem Post, another candid Palestinian Arab said:
"Muslims are human beings, but Islam is a SATANIC RELIGION. When a Muslim becomes faithful and religious, he becomes a KILLER" (Haim Shapiro, in an interview with a Palestinian Arab whose identity was suppressed for safety reasons: "Palestinian Baptist slams Islam," Jerusalem Post, Sept. 23, 1994).
And this was borne out by the actions of the monster Idi Amin of Uganda, who slaughtered 300,000 of his people, mostly Christians, after he embraced Islam (Abdullah Al-Araby writing in a tract: "Save America," The Pen vs. The Sword Publications, Los Angeles, CA). Similar atrocities are still going on in the sub-Sahara.
The number of Muslim initiated conflicts and their corresponding brutality, can only INCREASE as time passes. The 21st century is, according to Islam, the century of Islam, which will usher in "the messianic age -- the acceptance of Islam by all the earth's inhabitants" (David Bar-Illian quoting a fundamental Muslim leader at the Islamic University of London: "ADL picks apart PBS on distorted reports on Israel," Jerusalem Post, Feb. 25, 1994), -- by FORCE, apparently. They claim that the 21st century is
"the century of Islam's glory and that the collapse of the Soviet Union will be followed by the collapse of the United States" (Ablamabad (Pakistan), Sept. 12, 1999).
Osama bin Laden, once one of the world's most wanted men, called "for an intensification of the Jihad throughout the world" (ibid.). The century of Islam's glory will bring particular sorrow to Jewish families, especially those in Israel. For Muhammed declared:
"The last hour will not come before Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them" (Dave Hunt quoting Muhammad in: "King of the Jews," Berean Call, Dec., 1999).
A fundamentalist Muslim leader REITERATED this to a group of 300 students at the Islamic University of London, in March 1994. He said that the last hour would not arrive until there is
"a mass slaughter of Jews. The Jews are our enemy and, please Allah, we should finish them" (Jerusalem Post, February 25, 1994).
Why this OBSESSION with the destruction of the Jewish people in general and the Jewish state in particular? Because, Islam is SATANIC and the Jews are thought of as being the chosen people of YEHOVAH God when, in actual fact, it is the white Anglo-Saxon people of the world who are the true "Jews" -- or descendants of Jacob/Israel. Ironically, the Ashkenazi Jews are descended from the Khazars who were Turkic converts to Judaisim -- and they do not have a drop of Israelite blood in their veins!
In the natural realm, DARKNESS always fights to overwhelm the light. This also holds true in the spiritual world. Islam's Koran teaches Muslims that "Jews are the enemies of Allah, Muhammed and the angels" (The Koran, Sura 4:101: Fifth revised edition translated with notes by N. J. Dawood. Penguin Books, London, 1990), and that Muslims are to "kill them wherever you find them. Over such men Allah gives absolute authority" (ibid., Sura 4:91).
Peace agreements between Arab nations and the "infidel" nations of the U.S. and Britain and the misnamed State of Israel are really only ISLAMIC JOKES. While the Koran remains in existence there can NEVER be peace between the Arab and Muslim worlds and the Christian white "infidel" nations and Israel. Only YEHOVAH God can broker a peace between His true people Israel and Islam. This peace will NOT be based on any so-called peace agreement, but ONLY on Islam's acceptance of the TRUE God and His adopted son Yeshua the Messiah -- the firstborn among many brethren.
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