Robdar I know youre heart is in the right place so excuse me if Im a bit too flippant about all of this. If you go back far enough Allah was the Arabic moon god.
Thank you Barry. I know that your heart is in the right place too.
Perhaps Allah was the Arabic moon god. Perhaps Yahweh was the Hebrew moon god. Why do you think that the first full moon after the spring equinox (Nisan 14) was so important to the Israelites?
Allah & Yahweh are the same gods. Arabs are Semites and descendants of Abraham, tracing their lineage through Ishmael, son of Hagaar. If you believe the OT, God told Abraham that he would bless the earth through his children. Even in the Christian Bible, God didn't say that He would bless only Isaac and his offspring. I really believe that Christians should consider that very carefully.
1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.
2 "I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you."
7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8 The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God."
9 Then God said to Abraham, "As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come. 10 This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised. 11 You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you. 12 For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner—those who are not your offspring. 13 Whether born in your household or bought with your money, they must be circumcised. My covenant in your flesh is to be an everlasting covenant. 14 Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant."