- Jan 22, 2018
Thank you for your input. I struggle with religious writings to decipher what it actually means. I find it all very confusing so will steer well clear as a general rule.Well since you were talking to a Muslim, the Qur'an has a very powerful passage about this very topic:
Among the people are those who dispute concerning God without any knowledge or guidance, or an enlightening Book,
turning aside disdainfully to lead [others] astray from the way of God. For such there is disgrace in this world, and on the Day of Resurrection We will make him taste the punishment of the burning:
‘That is because of what your own hands have sent ahead, and because God is not tyrannical to the servants.’
And among the people are those who worship God on the [very] fringe: if good fortune befalls him, he is content with it; but if an ordeal visits him he makes a turnabout, to become a loser in the world and the Hereafter. That is the manifest loss.
He invokes besides God that which can bring him neither benefit nor harm. That is extreme error.
- Qur'an, 22:8-12
Could you just translate the above into a statement or message in more simple terms? as I even struggle understanding English writing from a Bible so the Qur'an will just confound me even more.