The axiology of God
July 28, 2011 by westportexperiment The Church frequently gets its axiology – its theory of value – dead wrong. To value is fundamentally human. It is instinctive and inescapable, a testament to the fact that man is the offspring of God. But when the Church fails to discern between the values of “the present evil world” and her Lord, it has just plain sold the farm. A Church that doesn’t defend its axiological borders (God’s rather) has in effect seceded to the enemy. And so she comes under Christ’s condemnation, “Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15).
I loved your note especially the quote of Jesus peace be upon him. Quran 68:8-9 also says something similar that men of the world want the devout to compromise and lean towards them so that they may esteem them in return. so, God tells the true believers not to follow or obey the deniers of truth . Tafsir Jalalayn: They desire, they yearn, that you should be pliable, [that] you should yield to them, so that they may be pliable [towards you], [so that] they may yield to you . Tafsir Ibn Abbas They wish that you agree with them so that they agree with you and that you flatter them so that they would flatter you. Muhammad Asad: They would like thee to be soft [with them], so that they might be soft [with thee]. They would like thee to be conciliatory in the matter of ethical principles and moral valuations, whereupon they would reciprocate and desist from actively opposing thee.
So,the idea of offspring of God is not Abrahamic but a pre-Abrahamic foreign and worldly idea, because Bible in Numbers says God is not a man. Bible in Acts calls Jesus peace be upon him the Servant of God ( Ebed in hebrew, Abdullah in Arabic)