Monday, February 21, 2011

The Original Sin


The verse below will take us to the original sin. There are three parties being tested by God.

First the test to the angel

And when your Lord said to the angels: “I will create a vicegerent on earth.” They said: “Will you place therein one who will make mischief and shed blood, although we celebrate Your praise and glorify your Holiness.” He said: I know what you know not. (Surah 2:30)

From the above verse we can deduce several aspects to get to a certain conclusion.

First we can see that God also gave the angels certain freedom of choice otherwise they would not be protesting when God mentioned that He wanted to create a vicegerent on earth?

Second how do the angels know that this vicegerent will be one who will make mischief and shed blood on earth?

If we take the time factor in the existence of the oldest dinosaur and the oldest man or even if ape fossil is being taken to represent man. The statistic below showed that the dinosaur live earlier than man on this earth.

“The oldest dinosaur types are known from rocks in Argentina and Brazil and are about 230 million years old. The most primitive of these types, Eoraptor, was a small meat-eating dinosaur. Because Eoraptor's skeleton shows some advanced skeletal features, older dinosaurs may yet be found.”

“Humans evolved from a common ancestor shared both by us and by the apes we see in the world today - gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans. This common ancestor is referred to as Kenyapithecus. Its fossils have been found in Africa, and are ~16 million years old, indicating it lived 16 million years ago! Over time (millions of years!), subgroups of Kenyapithecus became sufficiently different that they could no longer interbreed (different species). One of these subgroups led to the line Homo - our direct descendants”.Thus we can deduce that the angels have witnessed what the environment on earth was like with the dinosaur and that trigger their anticipation the same will happen if man is to be on the same earth.

The test to the angels and the Jinn

And behold We said to the angels: ”Prostrate to Adam! ”They all prostrate except Iblis: He refused and was arrogant: he was of those who reject Faith. (Surah 2:34)

God said: “What prevented you from prostrating yourself when I commanded you?” He said: “I am better than he, You have created me from fire, and him from clay.” (Surah 7:12)

Here we can see that God did not create the devil (Satan) a devil. All the angels passed their test by obeying God’s command to prostrate to Adam but not Iblis; he was arrogant and he became the devil (Satan) out of his own doing because of his ego. And certainly he was not of the angels he was one of the Jinn.

Behold! We said to the angels: “Prostrate to Adam!” So they prostrated, except Iblis he was one of the Jinn and he broke the command of his Lord. (Surah 18:50)

Unlike the angels who took a reconciliatory approach with God by obeying God’s command; Iblis did not repent but show increase in his defiant by pledging to do more sin

Iblis said: “My Lord, because You have left me astray, I shall make evil alluring to them and I shall lead them all astray, except Your devoted servants among them.”
Thus Iblis became evil by not obeying God’ command and further increase his evil schemes to entice man to deviate from the right path.

The test to Adam

And We said: “O Adam live with your wife in the Garden, and eat from it freely as you please, but do not come near this Tree lest you become wrongdoers.”
(Surah 2:35)

But Satan whispered to him, saying: O Adam, shall I guide you to the Tree of Eternity and to a dominion which never decays?” So the two of them ate of it, and their nakedness appeared to them and they both began to cover themselves with leaves from the Garden. And Adam disobeyed his Lord and went astray.
(Surah 20:120-121)

Here Adam failed the test by disobeying the Command of God not to eat of the fruit but they repented to God of their error

They said: “Our Lord, we have wronged our souls, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy on us, we shall certainly be among the losers.” (Surah 7:23)

From the above we can deduced that the origin of sin can come from two sources one from your own soul like Iblis’s soul of being arrogance and the other is from the Devil who can entice mankind to deviate from the right path ordained by God.


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