YHWH The Best Of Deceivers – BIBLE

Kaleef K. Karim

Critics of Islam have gone so low that they have started malicious attacks on Allah, calling him a ‘deceiver’. This has been responded too in detail here: “Response To Critics Claim ‘Allah Is A Deceiver’ – Quran 3:54” and here: “Response To ‘Taqiyya’ Deception – Lying“. When missionaries do not have a leg to stand on to debate Islamic doctrine i.e., Monotheism vs Trinity in Christianity, they resort to lies to degrade Islam. I for one would not even be bothered to write something like this, but due missionary lies I am writing this article to show/prove Yahweh is a deceiver as the Bible states. YHWH admits, says: “he deceives people”  and even Prophets in the Old Testament speak of Yahweh being a deceiver. There are 5 verses I will present that YHWH is a deceiver. I will also provide commentary by experts on each verse I present from the Old Testament on what the passages mean.

Yahweh Deceives Verse 1

Jeremiah 4:10 Then I said, “Ah, Sovereign LORD, how completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’ when the sword is at our throats.“

As you have read according to Prophet Jeremiah Yahweh deceived his people. Missionaries might reply back and say the translation is wrong and we are taking things out of context. What I will do now is give different Christian Bible Translations, let’s see what they have written:

New International Version
Then I said, “Alas, Sovereign LORD! How completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’ when the sword is at our throats!”

New Living Translation
Then I said, “O Sovereign LORD, the people have been deceived by what you said, for you promised peace for Jerusalem. But the sword is held at their throats!”

English Standard Version
Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD, surely you have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘It shall be well with you,’ whereas the sword has reached their very life.”

New American Standard Bible
Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Surely You have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘You will have peace’; whereas a sword touches the throat.”

King James Bible
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I said, “Oh no, Lord GOD, You have certainly deceived this people and Jerusalem, by announcing, ‘You will have peace,’ while a sword is at our throats.”

International Standard Version
Then I replied, “Ah, Lord GOD, you have completely deceived this people and Jerusalem when you said, ‘You will have peace,’ while the sword is at their throat!”

GOD’S WORD Translation
I said, “Almighty LORD, you certainly have deceived these people and Jerusalem. You said that everything would go well for them, but a sword is held at their throats.”

King James 2000 Bible
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely you have greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, You shall have peace; when the sword reaches unto the soul.

American King James Version
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely you have greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, You shall have peace; whereas the sword reaches to the soul.

American Standard Version
Then said I, Ah, Lord Jehovah! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: Alas, alas, alas, O Lord God, hast thou then deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying: You shall have peace: and behold the sword reacheth even to the soul?

Darby Bible Translation
And I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.

As we have read Jeremiah, the Prophet makes it quite clear that the LORD (Yahweh) had “deceived his people.” According to Jeremiah, Yahweh promised there will be Peace, when in reality Yahweh deceived them when the sword was at their throats. Let’s see now what the experts have to say on this verse.

1. Milton Crum says,

“God deceived: The Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem, but biblical faith pictured what the Babylonians did as God’s doing. As the Babylonians approached, God warned, “I am beginning to bring disaster [lit evil] on the city” (Jeremiah 25:29). After the disaster, God reflected, “I have watched over them pluck up and break down, to overthrow, destroy evil” (Jeremiah 31:28). God inflicted physical suffering, but the concomitant disillusionment was more painful. God had betrayed their trust by deceiving his people. “Ah Lord God, how utterly you have deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘It shall be well with you,’ even while the sword is at the throat!”
God rebutted that the deception was done by false Prophets and claimed, “I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them” (Jeremiah 14:14 NIV). But God also confessed, “If a Prophet is deceived and speaks a word, I the Lord have deceived that Prophet” (Ezekiel 14:9).” [1]

2. Duncan Heaster:

“God deceived Prophets to speak things in his name which were actually false (1 Kings 22:20-22; Ez. 14:9). He chose Israel’s delusions by making their idols answer them (Is. 66: 3,4). Jeremiah feared God had deceived him (Jer. 20:7)- showing he knew such a thing was possible. Dt. 13:1-3 warns Israel not to believe prophets whose prophecies came true although they taught false doctrines, because they may have been raised up to test their obedience. God deceived Israel by telling them about the peace which would come on Jerusalem in the future kingdom; they didn’t consider the other prophecies which were given at the same time concerning their imminent judgement, and therefore they thought God was pleased with them and was about to establish the Messianic kingdom; when actually the very opposite was about to happen (Jer.4:10).” [2]

3. Reverend Thomas Scott:

“In the prospect of these calamities, the prophet was astonished and afflicted, to see the people secure, and seduced into a vain expectation of peace and prosperity, by means of the false prophets. This is the Lord permitted and appointed in judgement, to punish their contempt of him; and the prophet lamented it, as the most awful of their calamities. For they expected Peace, whilst the indignation of the Lord, as a sharp sword,” reached even to the soul,” and inflicted a mortal wound.- Thou has suffered them to be greatly deceived by their false prophets. These pretenders to prophecy studied only to speak pleasing things to the people, and soothe them in their impenitency and carnal security: and thou hast in thy just judgement given them up to follow these delusions. Comp. 2 Thes. Ii. 11, 12. Lawth- Then said I, Ah Lord God, surely this people and Jerusalem will be ready to cast upon thee the imputation of deceiving them; in that those who pretended to prophecy unto them, have said, Ye shall have peace, whereas there is nothing but slaughter and devastation. Bp. Hall.- Thou has punished their stubbornness by causing them to hearken unto lies, who would not believe thy truth.” [3]

4. C. F. Keil D. D. Biblical Commentary On the Old Testament:

“The deception of the people by such discourse from the false Prophets is referred back to God: ‘Lord thou has deceived,’ inasmuch as God not only permits these lying spirits to appear and work, but has ordained them and brought them forth for the hardening of the people’s heart; as he once caused the spirit of Prophecy to inspire as a lying spirit the Prophets of Ahab, so that by promises of victory they prevailed upon him to march to that war in which, as a punishment for his godliness, he was to perish; 1 Kings xxii. 20-23. Umbr. Takes the words less correctly as spoken in the name of the people, to whom the unexpected turn affairs had now taken seemed a deception on part of God; and this, although it was by itself it had been deceived through its revolt from God.” [4]

5. Tremper Longman

“It will take them by utter surprise. False prophets fuelled their previous self-confidence with a message of peace (6:14; 14:13; 23:16-17). What is interesting and troubling is that Jeremiah attributes this message of Peace to the Lord himself. He says that God deceived the people through this message of peace. Perhaps we are to seek some understanding of this through 1 kings 22, where that God does indeed put ‘a lying spirit in the mouth of the prophets’ (v.23) at the time of wicked king Ahab. This did not make Ahab evil, but it certainly sealed his punishment. God did not leave Ahab without a witness to the truth in the person of Micaiah, but Ahab’s sinful heart led him to believe the lying prophets from the Lord rather than the true prophet. Jeremiah, of course, plays the role of Micaiah in the present text. In any case, the leaders of the people believe that peace is in their future even when disaster is on the horizon (the sword at our throats).” [5]

6. Louis Stulman Abingdon, Old Testament Commentary,

“(4:10) Instead of warning the people of Judah, God beguiles them into believing that all is well. In doing so, Yahweh intentionally dupes the people. No explanation is given as to how Yahweh tricks the nation, although many commentators suggest that Jeremiah is referring to the Prophets’ false words of hope. And Jeremiah’s charge against is not entirely without merit. According to the writer 1 kings, both true and false prophecies originate from God. Micaiah asserts that Yahweh is responsible for the ‘lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets’ (1 Kgs 22:22). If this is understanding informs Jeremiah’s protest, then Yahweh may indeed be responsible for the Prophets deceptive words of peace (see esp. Jer. 6:14; 8:11; 23:17).” [6]

One may wonder what sort of God would do this, deceiving people? It is quite clear from what Jeremiah said and what the commentators have written is that Yahweh indeed is the best of deceivers. Another thing to note is even if they followed false Prophets, it still comes back on Yahweh as HE admits that he is the one who deceives (Ezekiel 14:9-11: 9).

Yahweh Deceives Verse 2

Jeremiah 20:7 is another verse we see Jeremiah opens his mouth again and says that Yahweh has deceived him.

New International Version Jeremiah 20:7 You deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.

We see again Jeremiah one of the greatest Prophets in the Old Testament saying that God deceived him and overpowered him.

1. Walter Brueggemann commenting on Jeremiah 20:7, writes,

“It is asserted that Jeremiah was forcibly deceptively, abusively pressed into a relationship for loyalty toward Yahweh (cf. 1:4-10), a relationship in which Yahweh has not been fair, supportive, or constructive. To be sure, subsequent verses of the complaint reverse field to articulate trust (v. 10), petition (V. 12), and finally doxology (v. 13). Jeremiah, in his imbalance and extremity, exposes a sense of Yahweh that is less than honourable. One gets the impression from this lean but powerful utterance that Yahweh is, on occasion, an unprincipled bully who will coerce, manipulate and exploit in order to have Yahweh’s own way. Jeremiah has been faithful and courageous mouthpiece for Yahweh, but he recognizes that his call was a one –way deal, with little support or affirmation from Yahweh. Jeremiah has been “had,” and Yahweh is the one who “had” him. One may wonder if, with this verb, Yahweh has “had” others as well.” [7]

2. Louis Stulman and Hyun Chul Paul Kim

“Jeremiah 20:7-18… In this passage the prophet accuses God of being unreliable and deceptive. With raw emotion and astonishing boldness, Jeremiah holds YHWH responsible for his abuse. In anguish and anger, he accuses God of betraying, enticing, seducing, and overpowering him:
O LORD, you enticed me and I was enticed: you have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me(20:7)
Question the reliability of YHWH, none does so in such a frontal manner. The verb ‘overpower’ (hzq, the hip’il in verse 7 has a wide semantic range, (Deut 22:25). The Hebrew word translated as ‘deceive,’ ‘entice’ or ‘seduce’ (pth), depending on the English translation, has a more narrow range. It occurs in about twenty-five texts in the Hebrew Bible and generally means to ‘trick,’ ‘deceive,’ or seduce.’ With this language Jeremiah 20:7 conveys the idea of being duped and besieged by the power and purposes of God. …” [8]

3. Don M. Aycock

“In 20:7 we see Jeremiah accusing God of deceit:
O LORD you deceived me and I was deceived: you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.
This accusation, which runs from verse 7 through verse 18, has been called one of the most powerful passages in the whole of the Prophetic literature, a passage which takes us, as no other, not only into depths of the prophet’s soul, but into the secrets of the prophetic consciousness. Although Jeremiah felt deceived, he at least felt there was a divine purpose. Even so, this passage illustrates the suffering involved in living one;s life in faithfulness to God. The word ‘deceived’ in verse 7 is used in Exodus 22:16 for the rape of a virgin and in judges 16:5 of Delilah’s seduction of Samson. Jeremiah felt that God had seduced, enticed, and tricked him into surrendering his life…” [9]

Yahweh Deceives Verse 3

If one reads Jeremiah 23:39 nobody would see anything wrong with the verse. One would not even look over it again and just skip over the next verse. But if we read what is written in the Hebrew language and the word that is used, you would be shocked how the Bible translations all cover up the actual meaning for the passage. All Bible translations for Jeremiah 23:39 have this:

King James 2000 Bible Jeremiah 23:39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget (Nasha) you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:

The Hebrew word ‘Nasha’ has the following meanings:

  • 1) to beguile, deceive
  • A)(Niphal) to be beguiled
  • B)(Hiphil) to beguile, deceive
  • C)(Qal) utterly (infinitive)

As we have read the word ‘Nasha’ means deceive, beguile and so forth. But when we read English Bible translations for Jer. 23:39 all of them use the word ‘forget?’ Why don’t they give the true meaning, why do they have distort the verse and deceive to people? Let’s now bring forth evidence from Hebrew Lexicons for the word ‘Nasha’ and see what the true meaning is. Before we proceed further let’s first show The Hebrew word “Nasha” :

Hebrew word Nasha for Jeremiah 23 39

From the above text, I have put a red arrow what the Hebrew ‘Nasha’ looks like. Hebrew Lexicons on the word ‘Nasha’.

Professor Edward Robinson
“Deceived, to be, נָשָׁא I Ni., … Ni. to let one’s self be, … Pu. deceiver…”

Francis Brown:
“נָשָׁא vb. only Niph. Hiph. BEGUILE, DECEIVE ; – (kindred with I …”

Hebrew Word Nasha [11]

William Robertson:
“… נָשָׁא …, HE WAS DECEIVED, hence …, deceit, or deceiving, Prov. xxvi. 26. …”
Hebrew word Nasha[12]

Professor Karl Feyerabend says,

“Nasa inf… see.. – Ni… to be deceived. Hi… fut… to lead astray, to mislead to deceive, to seduce; to surprise, to oppress.” [13]

George V. Wigram:
“נָשָׁא I. Nah-shah, to exr, DECEIVE, etc. *KAL* inf. נָשָׁא Jer. 23:39…”
Hebrew word Nasha[14]

If one reads the above where I have highlighted in yellow, George Wigram connects the Hebrew word ‘Nasha’ to Jeremiah 23:39. It’s clear from all the above references that Yahweh admits that he deceives people.

Professor Mark Roncace comments on Jeremiah 23:39,

“The word… itself has certain connotations and echoes in the book of Jeremiah where it appears four other times (4:10; 23:39; 29:8; 49:16). In 4:10 the prophet accuses Yahweh of deception by promising peace and then bringing destruction. Thus, one would as John calvin suggested see the withdrawal of Babylonians as ‘God for a time permit[ting]’ the people ‘to be deceived by fortunate event’ (Commentaries on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah and the Lamentations [ed. And trans. John Owen; 5 vols.; Grand rapids: Eerdmans, 1950], 4:367). In fact, in 23:39 Yahweh declares ‘I will deceive (Nasha) you and cast you away from my presence.’ One wonders if deception originates within oneself, as 37:9 suggests, or with Yahweh?” [15]

It is clear crystal from all this evidence that Yahweh is a deceiver. When the verse (Jeremiah 23:39) is not distorted, it reads like this:

“Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly DECEIVE (Nasha) YOU, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence.” – Jeremiah 23:39

Yahweh Deceives Verse 4

1 Kings 22:20-22: 20 And the LORD said, ‘Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’ “One suggested this, and another that. 21 Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’22 ” ‘By what means?’ the LORD asked. “‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.” ‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’ Here we see that the man said that he would resort to lying in order to entice Ahab and God supported the idea and told him to go ahead and do it!

Here is another passage where Yahweh asks someone to be deceived by his own command. Someone people may not be familiar with the word ‘entice,’ it means ‘deceive.’ So in other words Yahweh is asking who will deceive Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead. This passage is clear, Yahweh is a deceiver.

Professor George Alexander Kennedy says the following on the passage,

“…words for eloquence, speaking, and persuading in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, there is no Hebrew transitive verb to express the thought ‘He persuades someone’ in a positive sense. The closest is the verb pata, which carries the connotation of enticement, seduction, and deception. Even the Lord is said to engage occasionally in this kind of rhetoric (1 kings 22:20-22; 2 Chronicles 18:19-21; Ezekiel 14:9). Active persuasion in this sense is generally thought of as negative.” [16]

John Calvin also comments on the verse as well,

“…mysteries according to your carnal, foolish understanding. What? When God calls Satan the agent of his vengeance and gives him a public command to deceive, does this differ from mere permission? The voice of God is clear. ‘Who will entice Ahab?’ And there is no obscurity when he commands Satan, ‘You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so’ (1 Kings 22:20,22).” [17]

Yahweh Deceives Verse 5

Ezekiel 14:9-11: 9 ” ‘And if the prophet is enticed to utter a prophecy, I the LORD have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel. 10 They will bear their guilt-the prophet will be as guilty as the one who consults him. 11 Then the people of Israel will no longer stray from me, nor will they defile themselves any-more with all their sins. They will be my people, and I will be their God, declares the Sovereign LORD.’ “

God is punishing him for a crime that He enticed him to do in the first place? Interesting indeed!

Professor James L. Crenshaw says,

“Jeremiah complained bitterly that God had overpowered him and seduced him in the same way a virgin is raped (Jeremiah 20:7), and Ezekiel employed the verb to describe God;s deception of his prophets (Ezekiel 14:9). Within wisdom literature the verb assumed special significance it describes a foolish person who is mislead. In Psalm 78:36 the word refers to flattery, the means of deceit, and stands in synonymous parallelism with kazab, to lie.” [18]

John M. Reed also comments on the passage as well,

“In Ezekiel 14:9 Yahweh says: ‘ And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and I will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.’ Yahweh is more than just a liar; he’s also a deceiver in the Book of Ezekiel. Stating a falsehood is bad enough, but to then purposefully deceive is escalation from passive act of lying, to an aggressive act of harmful deception. Yahweh is violating another of his Ten commandment is an injunction against lying, but Yahweh conveniently disregards the laws that he established, whenever he feels the whimsical need to do so.” [19]

John H. Choi

“In Ezekiel 14:9, the deity claims that he is the source of the message of a false prophet; ‘If a prophet is deceived, and he speaks a false word, it was I Yahweh who deceived him.’ In Isa 6:9-10, Yahweh commissions the Prophet to speak deception to his people so that they will not be given an opportunity to repent. The motif of deceiving prophet is central also in 1 Kgs 22:19-22- Yahweh sends out a deceiving spirit upon the prophets of Ahab in order to entice him to go war, where he will die. In all these passages, there is one common theme- Yahweh compels human beings to act in a manner that leads to and justifies their destruction.” [20]

Conclusion, everything presented, the evidence shows clearly that Yahweh is a deceiver. He deceives his people also. I would like to point to the following question to Christian missionaries, since YHWH deceives his people, how sure are you that you are saved and guaranteed to enter heaven? How sure are you that you are not being deceived about your salvation? If YHWH can deceive his people in a number of verses, breaking their promises, how sure are you that he is not deceiving you?

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[1] Milton Crum Evil, Anger, and God, page 22
[2] Beyond Bible Basics: A Manual for Spiritual Growth, by Duncan Heaster
[3] The holy Bible containing The Old and New Testament according to the authorized version: with explanatory notes, practical observations, and copious marginal references by Thomas Scott [1822] (théologien), page 214
[4] C. F. Keil D. D. Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament, volume 1, page 108 – 109
[5] Jeremiah, Lamentations (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series) by Tremper III Longman
[6] Abingdon Old Testament Commentary – Jeremiah by Louis Stulman page 68
[7] Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy By Walter Brueggemann page 362
[8] You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature By Louis Stulman, Hyun Chul Paul Kim
[9] Prayer 101: Learning to Talk with God by Don M. Aycock page 64
[10] An English-Hebrew lexicon : being a complete verbal index to Gesenius’ Hebrew lexicon as translated by Prof. Edward Robinson, D.D. [prepared by Joseph Lewis Potter] (1872), page 42
[11] Brown, Francis, 1849-1916; Robinson, Edward, 1794-1863; Driver, S. R. (Samuel Rolles), 1846-1914; Briggs, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1841-1913; Gesenius, Wilhelm, 1786-1842 A Hebrew and English lexicon of the Old Testament: with an appendix containing the biblical Aramaic (1906), page 674
[12] William Robertson, Robertson’s Compendious Hebrew Dictionary: corrected and Improved By Nahum Joseph, Teacher of Hebrew (1814), page 201
[13] Professor Karl Feyerabend, A complete Hebrew-English pocket-dictionary to the Old Testament (1905]), page 224
[14] A Handy Hebrew Concordance: Hitherto Called the Hebraist’s Vade Mecum: A first attempt at a complete verbal Index By George V. Wigram, page 362
[15]  Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and the Fall of Jerusalem by Mark Roncace, page 42, Footnote 43
[16] Comparative Rhetoric: An Historical and Cross-cultural Introduction by George Alexander Kennedy, page 136
[17] The Secret Providence of God by John Calvin, Jean Calvin [Edited by Paul Helm 2010], page 80
[18] Samson: A Secret Betrayed, a Vow Ignored By James L. Crenshaw, page 93
[19] John M. Reed Crusading Against Athens, page 57
[20] John H. Choi Ezekiel 14:9 deceive deceptive Traditions at Odds: The Reception of the Pentateuch in Biblical and Second Temple Period Literature, page 205

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27 replies

  1. Also in the NT we read of God deliberately deceiving people so that they will believe what is false:

    2 Thessalonians 2:9-12:

    9 The coming of the lawless one is apparent in the working of Satan, who uses all power, signs, lying wonders, 10 and every kind of wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion, leading them to believe what is false, 12 so that all who have not believed the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness will be condemned.

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    • Paul W.,
      The verse you quoted from 2 Thessalonions sounds very familiar:

      “Then is one to whom the evil of his deed has been made attractive so he considers it good [like one rightly guided]? For indeed, Allah sends astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. So do not let yourself perish over them in regret. Indeed, Allah is Knowing of what they do.” – Qur’an 35:8


  2. “the Quranic portrait of Allah being a liar”
    I challange you to prove this stupid claim!
    You can’t stop being stupid, can you?

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  3. Sam having read the above I notice you just can’t come to terms with the fact that your real master (the apostle Paul) wrote that God intentionally deceives people:

    11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion, leading them to believe what is false, 12 so that all who have not believed the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness will be condemned.

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  4. Paul, let me school you on what Paul Muhammad’s master and Jesus’ blessed servant wrote in context to further shame you and your profit:

    Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you this? 6 And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one BY THE ACTIVITY OF SATAN will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO LOVE THE TRUTH AND BE SAVED. 11 THEREFORE God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, 12 so that all may be condemned WHO DID NOT BELIEVE THE TRUTH BUT HAD PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

    As the context shows, the strong delusion God sends is Satan, meaning that God is permitting Satan to work through the man of lawlessness (much like he worked through your profit Muhammad) to perform deceptive signs and wonders in order to deceive and mislead those WHO OPPOSE THE TRUTH AND REFUSE TO BELIEVE AND BE SAVED.

    In other words, God isn’t deceiving anyone but allowing Satan, Muhammad’s source of inspiration, to deceive people like you who hate the truth and hate the real Jesus, Muhammad’s God and Judge, since they have shown that they would rather follow the lies of false prophets like Muhammad than the truth of God. Therefore, God is justly giving them over to their desires and granting them want they want.

    This is unlike your god who personally deceives people my personally lying to them try giving them dreams in which he lies to them in order to get them to do his will:

    For example, Allah deceived Muhammad into thinking that the fighting men at Badr were fewer in number than they actually were:

    When Allah showed them to you in your dream as few; and if He had shown them to you as many you would certainly have become weak-hearted and you would have disputed about the matter, but Allah saved (you); surely He is the Knower of what is in the breasts. And when He showed them to you, when you met, as few in your eyes and He made you to appear little in their eyes, in order that Allah might bring about a matter which was to be done, and to Allah are all affairs returned. S. 8:43-44 Shakir

    Hence, Allah lies and deceives both believers and unbelievers without discrimination. Now contrast this with how the true God Yahweh operates:

    “Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh. The LORD said to Gideon, ‘You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her, announce now to the people, “Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.”’ So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained. But the LORD said to Gideon, ‘There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will sift them for you there. If I say, “This one shall go with you,” he shall go; but if I say, “This one shall not go with you,” he shall not go.’ So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the LORD told him, ‘Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel down to drink.’ Three hundred men lapped with their hands to their mouths. All the rest got down on their knees to drink. The LORD said to Gideon, ‘With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the other men go, each to his own place.’ So Gideon sent the rest of the Israelites to their tents but kept the three hundred, who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others. Now the camp of Midian lay below him in the valley.” Judges 7:1-8 NIV

    If this weren’t bad enough, one of the greatest lies and deceptions that Allah pulled over the world is the crucifixion of Christ. According to the Quran Jesus wasn’t crucified but Allah made it seem that way, thereby foisting Biblical Christianity on the masses!

    And because of their saying (in boast), “We killed Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah,” – but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of ‘Iesa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e. ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)]: S. 4:157 Hilali-Khan

    That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of God”; – but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:- Y. Ali

    Thus, Allah duped the followers of Christ into believing that Jesus died by crucifixion and further deceived them into thinking that he was then raised back to life on the third day. They then went out preaching this message boldly, with some of them dying as martyrs as a result of it!

    Interestingly, Allah’s schemes or deceptions are so troublesome that they even scared Muhammad. Islam’s prophet was so afraid of the schemes of his god that he prayed that Allah would not deceive him but deceive on his behalf:

    3551. Ibn Abbas said: “The Prophet used to supplicate, saying: ‘My Lord, aid me and do not aid against me, and grant me victory and do not grant victory over me, plot (scheme/connive/deceive) for me and do not plot (scheme/connive/deceive) against me, guide me and facilitate guidance for me, grant me victory over those who transgress against me. My Lord, make me ever-grateful to You, ever-remembering of You, ever-fearful of You, ever-obedient to You, ever-humble to You, oft-turning and returning to You. My Lord, accept my repentance, wash my sin, answer my call, make firm my proof, make firm my tongue, guide my heart, and remove the treachery of my chest (Rabbi A‘inni Wa La Tu‘in ‘Alayya, Wansurni Wa La Tansur ‘Alayya, WAMKUR Li Wa La TAMKUR ‘Alayya, Wahdini Wa Yassir Lil-Huda, Wansurni ‘Ala Man Bagha ‘Alayya. Rabbij‘alni Laka Shakkaran, Laka Dhak-karan, Laka Rahhaban, Laka Mitwa‘an, Laka Mukhbitan, Ilaika Awwahan Muniba. Rabbi Taqabbal Tawabati, Waghsil Hawbati, Wa Ajib Da‘wati, Wa Thab-bit Hujjati, Wa Saddid Lisani Wahdi Qalbi, Waslu Sakhimata Sadri).’” (Sahih) …

    [Abu ‘Eisa said:] This Hadith is Hasan Sahih. (English Translation of Jami‘ At-Tirmidhi, Compiled by Imam Hafiz Abu ‘Eisa Mohammad Ibn ‘Eisa At-Tirmidhi, translated by Abu Khaliyl (USA), ahadith edited and referenced by Hafiz Tahir Zubair ‘Ali Za’i [Darussalam Publishers & Distributors, First Edition: November 2007], Volume 6, From Hadith No. 3291 to 3956, Chapter 45. The Book Of Supplications From The Messenger Of Allah, pp. 258-259; capital and underline emphasis ours)



  5. “Hence, Allah lies and deceives both believers and unbelievers”
    Where did Allah lie exactly in that incident?
    I urge you to visit any hospital for mental health. Your case is very serious.
    A lie is like what you read in John7:8-10, for example.

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  6. This final one is perhaps the most shocking since I show how Satan and Allah possess the exact same qualities according to the Quran! http://www.reformedapologeticsministries.com/2016/01/the-quran-testifies-satan-is-lot-like.html


  7. If only Sam put as much effort in going beyond a GED education maybe he wouldn’t be the piece of crap that he is today.


  8. Good work Sam. We can hardly expect Kareem to offer a fair comparison


  9. Whenever a Muslim advances an arguement that totally exposes, and destroys Missionary lies and distortions about Islam, Sam has to post his entire body of work in the comments section in order to try and refute………and he STILL fails miserably!!!


  10. HAHAHAJA lol.. sammy… great display in twisting scriptures and bogus misreadings… you are a legend! lol..


  11. Great work. Thanks Sam.


  12. Word of advice to answeringislamblog.
    a) Nobody reads long winded replies.
    b) Your responses are like knee jerk reactions- you’re simply lashing out instead of going into the issues being raised.


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