A Psalm (15:1-3) of David. LORD, who shall sojourn in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell upon Thy holy mountain? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh truth in his heart; That hath no slander upon his tongue, nor doeth evil to his fellow, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;.."
Mohammed endorses lies in the Hadits. And it seems OK for Muslims to lie for various reasons.
Sura 3:54 says: "...Allah is the best of deceivers" (see also 8:30) Surah 10:21 says Allah is the fastest in planning/deceit. How can Allah in Surah 3:54 be called the greatest deceiver when the Bible says that God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19)? Moreover, Jesus of Nazareth said the greatest deceiver was the Satan "...for he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44). However, Satan is our Evil Inclination (Yetzer Hara).
The hebrew word ”satan” may be translated as ”adversary” (1 Kings 11:14,23-25). Ezekiel Ch. 35 foretells the future destruction of Edom, the offspring of Esau, who was the embodiment of the primordial serpent and chief adversary of Israel 's founding father Jacob.
"Those who were before them plotted; but all plotting is Allah's. He knoweth that which each soul earneth. The disbelievers will come to know for whom will be the sequel of the (heavenly) Home (or "Paradise", or "to know to whom the future belongs," or "soon will the Unbelievers know who gets home in the End" Sura 13:42). Psalm 37:9-13, 18-20,22 "For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who hope to HaShem, they shall inherit the earth. Just a little longer and there will be no wicked one, you will contemplate his place and he will not be there. But the humble shall inherit the earth, and delight in abundant peace. The wicked man plots against the righteous person and gnashes his teeth at him. The Lord laughs at him, for He has seen that his day approaches.
Jeremiah 17:9-10 "The heart is deceitful above all things (full of pretext and deceit of all evil), and when it is sick, who will recognize it? I, the Lord, search the heart, test the kidneys, to give everyone according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds." In the heart, the Evil Inclination is like a snake's poison.
Ecclesiastes 9:3-4 "This is the most evil in all that is done under the sun, that all have one occurrence,.." Though death awaits all men in this world, intelligent people realize that there is a distinction between good and evil people in the Hereafter (Rashi).
"...the heart of the children of men is full of evil, and there is madness in their heart in their lifetime, and after that they go to the dead. For whoever is joined to all the living has hope,.." "Whoever attaches himself to all the teachings of the Torah so as to acquire the life of the world to come has hope" (Targum). "For as long as he is alive, even if he has been wicked and attached to other wicked people, he can still repent before his death."
Ecclesiastes 8:8,11-13 "No man controls the will (the inclination, spirit) [of God's messenger] to retain the spirit, and there is no ruling on the day of death; neither is there discharge in war, nor will wickedness save the one who practices it." Evildoers will not escape punishment for their deeds--their "wickedness" will not be their salvation (Kara). See Proverbs 10:2, 11:4-7, Daniel 4:24, Psalm 41:2-4.
"Because the sentence of the deed of evil is not executed swiftly; therefore, the heart of the children of men is encouraged to do evil. For a sinner does evil a hundred [years], and He grants him an extension; but I know too that it will be good for those who fear God because they fear Him. But it will not be well with the wicked, and he will not prolong [his] days, like a shadow, because he does not fear God." See Job 28:28. Although, a delay in retribution tends to strengthen the tendency toward evil. Koheles affirms his faith in God, Who rewards the righteous and punishes the sinner.
Psalm 34:17 "The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off their remembrance from the earth." Since God does not react immediately to sin, man should be intelligent enough to repent (see Genesis 16:12, Job 11:11-20). See also Exodus 34:6-7 and Psalm Ch. 86.
Hashem knows the days of the perfect, their inheritance will be forever. They will not be shamed in time of calamity; and in days of famine they will be satisfied. For the wicked will perish, and the foes of HaShem are like the glory of fattened sheep: Consumed! In smoke they are consumed. FOR HIS BLESSED ONES SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH, while His accursed ones will be cut off." See Genesis 12:3, Leviticus Ch. 26, Deuteronomy 11:26-28, Ch. 28, Isaiah 24:1-6. It is said that only Israel and the nations which keep the Seven Laws of Noah will survive the War of Gog and Magog.
Psalm 37:27-31 "Turn from evil and do good, that you may dwell forever. For Hashem loves justice and does not forsake His devout ones - they will be eternally protected, but the offspring of the wicked are cut off. The righteous will inherit the earth and dwell forever upon it. The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. THE TORAH OF HIS GOD IS IN HIS HEART; his footsteps will not falter."
Jeremiah 31:32 "For this is the covenant that I will form with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will place My law in their midst and I will inscribe it upon their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be My people."
Psalm 37:32-35 "The wicked one watches for the righteous and seeks to kill him. But HaShem will not forsake him to his hand, nor let him be condemned when he is judged" Regarding the false charges that the wicked schemer has brought against him. See also Isaiah 54:15-17. "Hope to HaShem and safeguard His way, and He will raise you high to inherit the earth; you will witness the excision of the wicked."
Guard the perfect and watch the upright, for there is a destiny for the man of peace. But the sinners are destroyed together (Isaiah 65:1-7, 66:17), the destiny of the wicked is to be cut off. AND THE SALVATION OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS FROM HASHEM, their might in time of distress (see Daniel 12:1-3, Jeremiah 30:7-11). Hashem helped them and caused them to escape; He will cause them to escape from the wicked and He will save them, for they took refuge in Him." See also Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 and 2.
Isaiah 56:1-2,6-8 "Thus saith the LORD: Keep ye justice, and do righteousness; for My salvation is near to come, and My favour to be revealed. Happy is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth fast by it: that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Also the aliens, that join themselves to the LORD, to minister unto Him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be His servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and holdeth fast by My covenant: Even them will I bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be acceptable upon Mine altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. Saith the Lord GOD who gathereth the dispersed of Israel: Yet I will gather others to him, beside those of him that are gathered." See also 60:6-7.
"...behold, it (My sword, the Torah) shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of My ban, to judgment (Isaiah 34:5, see also Obadiah).
The godess Astarte, ”the Enduring Star.” According to Astarte Education; Astarte descended to the earth as a fiery star landing in a lake close to Byblos. (An asteroid is a heavenly object which sometimes threatens to hit the earth.). Astarte is one of the oldest godesses from the Middle East. She is also known as Hathor and Isis in Egypt, Kali, Irdani in India, Aphrodithe and Demeter in Greek Mythology and Frøya in Norse mythology. The Hebrews worshiped her. ”For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians” (1 Kings 11:1-9).
Astarte was associated with the moon and was kalled ”Mother of the Universe”, she who gives life to everything on th earth. She ruled over the stars. From this her name; Astorache,” Queen of the Stars.” Legends from Syria and Egypt connects Astarte to ”The Black Madonna.” Every year there was celebrated a virginbirth the 25th of December, so that the sun would be born for a new year. Astarte was often referred to as ”The Heavenly Virgin.”
Does the Hebrew Word Alma Really Mean "Virgin"?For nearly two millennia the church has insisted that the Hebrew word alma can only mean “virgin.” The church must hold this position because Matthew 1:22-23 translates alma in Isaiah 7:14 as “virgin.” The first Gospel quotes this well-known verse to provide the only “Old Testament” proof text for the supposed virgin birth of Jesus. The stakes are high for Christendom and Islam, because if the Hebrew word alma does not mean virgin, Matthew is misquoting the prophet Isaiah, and both a key tenet of Christianity, Islam and the credibility of the first Gospel collapses.
Christians are celebrating the virginbirth of Jesus the 25th of December. Among the many traditions connected to the the celebration of Christmas is a Christmas tree, construction of cribs and plays based on the histories of the birth of Jesus in the Gospels.
PA Seeks European Money to Restore Nativity Church: The Palestinian Authority has announced plans to conduct a restoration project at the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, which its own terrorists damaged eight years ago. Funding for the project will not come from the existing PA budget, and officials are hoping to get donations from European countries and the Arab world for the project.
Arab and Islamic Antisemitism: Arafat's advisor Bassam Abu Sharif referred in the Saudi London-based daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat to the statue of the Virgin Mary that was damaged by Israeli gun fire during the siege on the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. He wrote, The sad smile of the Virgin Mary as she shields her son the Messiah did not prevent the soldiers of the Israeli occupation from shooting at the face of this Palestinian angel [i.e. Jesus] and murder the smile so as to murder what they hadn't managed to murder throughout 2,000 years."
"Therefore by this shall the iniquity of Jacob be expiated, and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in pieces, so that the Asherim and the sun-images shall rise no more" (Isaiah 27:9).
Jeremiah 10:1-4 ”Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel; thus saith the LORD: Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the nations are dismayed at them. For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for it is but a tree which one cutteth out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold, they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.”
It has been discussed why the Christians came to choose the 25th of December to celebrate the birth of Jesus. One theory is that they did so in order to oppose the existing winter-solstice feast of the Natalis Solis Invicti (Birthday of the Unconquered Sun) by celebrating on that date the birth of the "Sun of Righteousness" Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church; Christmas (Oxford University Press 2005), which according to the Christian faith is “Jesus, the promised Messiah; the Hope of Israel” (Malachi 4:2 NAS, 3:20 Hebrew Bible).
In the Book of Jeremiah Chs. 7, 43-44 we can read that the nations was swept up in a frenzy of idolatry, making "cakes" for the "queen of heaven. ”Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me. Do they provoke Me? saith the LORD; do they not provoke themselves, to the confusion of their own faces?” (Jeremiah 7:17-19).
The identity of this idolatrous cult is the subject of various opinions. Many religions developed their own versions from this cult of the ”Queen of Heaven”. Rashi holds that a particular planet was considered to be the ruler of the heavens; Metzudas David holds that this was the sun, others think that the cult involved all stars and planets. Jeremiah knew that the hearts of the Judean fugitives to Egypt were inclined to idolatry (unlike those who submitted to Nebuchadnezzar and went into exile in Babylon , where Tzaddikim like Daniel and his companions remained faithful to HaShem and His Torah throughout the exile). It was the idolatry of the inhabitants of Judea and Jerusalem that led to their exile and the destruction of the Temple.
Malachi 3:19-24 "For, behold, the day (the sun) cometh, it burneth as a furnace; and all the proud, and all that work wickedness, shall be stubble; (see also Obadiah 1:18, the destruction of Edom (Rome), the fourth Kingdom, Daniel 2:31-35,40-44) and the day (the Redemption, the kingdom of David) that cometh shall set them ablaze, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch." (See also Isaiah 5:24, Psalm 21:9-14, Daniel 7:23-27).
"But unto you that fear My name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings; and ye shall go forth, and gambol as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I do make, saith the LORD of hosts.*
*For He hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city, laying it low, laying it low even to the ground, bringing it even to the dust. The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy" (Isaiah 26:5-6). The poor and the needy refers to Israel, and their Mashiach who is referred to as a poor man riding a donkey (=Tribes), Zechariah 9:9, Genesis 49:8-12.
"Remember ye the law of Moses My servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, even statutes and ordinances. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers; lest I come and smite the land with utter destruction." Elijah will draw people's hearts back to God and His Torah, to increase the number of people who will survive His Judgments.
Psalm 89:36-37 "One thing have I sworn by My holiness, that I will not fail David. His seed will be forever and his throne is like the sun before Me."
Isaiah 30:25-26 "And there shall be upon every lofty mountain, and upon every high hill streams and watercourses, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers (the great ones) fall. Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of the seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the bruise of His people, and healeth the stroke of their wound."
"Their righteousness (those who rest on the seventh day) will shine as the light of the first seven days" (Kol Mekadesh Shevti).
The nations of the world are compared to the sun, while Israel is compared to the moon. Though Israel is the weakest and numerically smallest of the nations, (Deut. 4:27, 7:7-9), she is destined to rule the world after the dominion of evil will pass. For as long as the greater light shines in the world, the lesser light is not seen. But when the greater light sets, the lesser light attains prominence. Similarly, as long as Esav’s light shines, Ya’akov’s light remains invisible. But when Esav’s light sets, then Yaakov's light becomes prominent!
The future redemption from the hordes of Gog and Magog is described as taking place "towards the evening" (Zechariah 14:7, Tzefaniah 2:7).
As it is also said: Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: when He hath said, will He not do it? or when He hath spoken, will He not make it good?" God has already promised that He will bring Israel and the Jewish people out of exile (Deuteronomy 4:27-31, Ch. 30) and into their own land in the end of days. Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand for ever.'
"The Qur'an refers to the exiles, but leaves it open for return... saying to the Jews that if they keep their promise to God, then God will keep the divine promise to them (Prof. Khaleel Mohammed).
Scripture Through Jewish, Christian and Muslim Eyes: A joint research project headed by Rabbi Mordechai Cohen of Yeshiva University and Professor Meir Bar-Asher at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University has launched a comparative study of early Biblical scholarship in the world’s three major monotheistic faiths.