26. Biblical God Is Jealous And Vindictive, Vedic God Is Benevolent Father
BIBLICAL GOD IS JEALOUS AND VINDICTIVE, VEDIC GOD IS BENEVOLENT FATHER
1. BIBLICAL GOD IS JEALOUS AND VINDICTIVE
(i) Biblical God is jealous
The Biblical God himself states that He is jealous God. Read the following passage :
231. ‘5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for 1 the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.’
- Exodus, 20/5
Is it justice that the children of third and fourth generation, who are not yet born, will be punished for no fault of theirs ? Moreover, this is mundane thought of mortals, not Immortal Almighty. It is human attribute that he indulges in revenge against those who hate him. How can God who is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, all-powerful and all-pervasive, be jealous and revengeful against those who hate him ? Is it possible that God, the all-powerful is hated by anyone ? Actually He neither hates any one, nor is hated by.
(ii) Biblical God is vindictive
The Holy Bible states that Biblical God takes revenge and that He is jealous. He reserves wrath against his enemies
232. ‘2. God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth; the Lord revengeth, and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.’
- Nahum, 1/2
How can God, who is the most gracious, the most merciful, the most compassionate and the most benevolent Father of all, have enemies ? How can He reserve wrath against his enemies ?
2. VEDIC GOD IS BENEVOLENT FATHER
All the scholars of the world unanimously agree that Rig Veda is the oldest scripture in the world. Rev. Morris Phillip concludes with firm conviction :
“After the latest researches into history and chronology of books of old Testaments, we may safely call the Rig Veda as the oldest book, not only of the Aryan humanity but of the whole world.’
- Rev. Morris Phillip
Rig Veda states that Supreme Being is benevolent Father of all creatures of the cosmos. He looks after all beings whether they are virtuous or sinner. Being sustainer of the whole cosmos, He feeds, clothes, covers and heals even the greatest sinner. All beings of the universe, irrespective of caste, colour and creed, enjoy the bliss of His unfathomable mercy and power.
AByaUNaao-ita yaÙagnaM iBaYai>x ivaEvaM ya<aurma\ |
omanQa: KyaiÙa: EaaoNaao BaUta\ ||
a Pgvaod 8o79o2
He covers all who are naked,
He heals up all who are wounded,
Through His grace blind man sees,
And the cripple walks.
- Rig Veda 8/79/2
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