1 Corinthians 2:14 – NIV: “The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that comes from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
One of the most daunting tasks for humans is to understand the word of God as it is written in the different Holy Books like the Torah, the Bible and the Quran. One must understand that God is Spirit and although He communicates with humans in a physical manner, humans must never forget that the Message needs to be interpreted spiritually.
For instance. If one reads the creation narrative of Genesis chapters 1&2 of the Bible and doesn’t understand that there is a spiritual meaning behind the text, the result of such interpretation leads to atheistic theism. That means you do believe that there is a Creator God, but you reduce God to an unscientific magician, and deprive Him of His Omniscience, in the process you become an advocate for atheism.
The same thing happens when you don’t understand that the Book of Jonah is by no means a historic narrative, but a prophecy about the Death and Resurrection of God’s Jonah, who died on the Cross on Calvary, but was resurrected on the third day.
Jonah means “dove”, and after Jesus was baptized, “the Spirit of God descended like a dove and lighting on Him,” (Mat.3:16) showing to all who has spiritual eyes to see that Jesus was in fact Jonah.
Read here what the Book of Jonah is about: http://www.biblesage.com/the-context-bib…/jonah-and-the-fish
And so, one can go on and on. If God commands in the Torah, Old Testament or Quran to kill a transgressor of the Law, does it mean that suddenly God is no more a Spirit and His Law is no more Spiritual? Isn’t banning the unforgivable sinner the real means of “killing” the person spiritually about the religion?
Wouldn’t a bloodless disabling of a limb for a time with a plaster cast be a perfect reflection of the Mercy of Allah as recited by Muslims in the Bismillah, rather than bloody, physically, cutting off limbs?
Adherents of religions who partake in these physical monstrosities must remember that they proclaim a false spiritual image of God or Allah, that they themselves are atheistic theists and that they are the biggest promoters for Atheism, the belief that there is no God!
Talk about counterproductive.