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According to the Bible, after visiting Abraham, two angels go to the city of Sodom in which Abraham's nephew Lot is a foreigner. They tell him God will soon destroy the city because of the wickedness of the people. The men of the city, upon hearing that Lot is entertaining male visitors, converge upon his house and demand that the men be brought out so that they can have sex with them. Lot offers his daughters in their place, but the men insist upon raping the angels instead. After blinding the city's inhabitants, the angels tell Lot and his family to flee by night and to not look back. The following morning, God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with a shower of fiery stones from the sky. Lot's wife looked back to see the burning city and was turned into a pillar of salt.
The story continues further after the destruction of the twin cities, with Lot leaving Zoar (where he had fled for refuge) with his two daughters to live in a cave. Fearing that all the men were dead, the daughters decided that in order to 'preserve the seed of their father' and procreate, they must have sexual intercourse with him; they decide to get him into a drunken stupor so as to be able to 'lie with him' and obtain his seed. And so they each sleep with their father (one each on successive nights), having intoxicated him to a point wherein he could 'perceive not', and thus get impregnated by him. The Bible then continues "And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day". The Biblical story of Lot ends here
According to the Quran, Lot (or Lut, as he is called in the Quran) was a Prophet. He was also a nephew of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham). A group of Angels visited Ibrahim as guests and gave him glad tidings of a son "endowed with wisdom"; they told him that they had been sent by God to the "guilty people" of Sodom, to destroy them with "a shower of stones of clay (brimstone)" and deliver Lot and those who believed in him. However, Lot's wife was specifically excluded, with the angels saying "she is of those who lag behind". The Quran draws upon Lot's wife as an "example for the unbelievers", as she was married to a righteous man but refused to believe in his words; hence, she was condemned to the Hellfire; otherwise, the story of them leaving the city proceeds much as in the Bible. The story of Lot in the Quran ends after describing the destruction of the city.
In both the Bible and in the Quran, Abraham pleads for God to have mercy (Quran11:75; Gen. 18:24–33). In Genesis, God agrees to spare Sodom if just ten righteous men can be found there (but they are not found). In the Quran, God commands Abraham not to ask for mercy on them. 11:76
In the Quran, Lot is described a prophet, like his uncle Abraham. In Genesis (Genesis 19:1–29), Lot is not described as a prophet. In the New Testament, (2 Peter 2:7,8) Peter the Apostle describes Lot as a righteous man who was daily tormented by the lawless deeds he saw in Sodom.
In Genesis, Lot's wife leaves with Lot but turns around briefly and God turns her into a pillar of salt (Gen. 19:26). In the Quran, there is no mention of her leaving; rather Lot and his followers were commanded by the angels not to turn, but Lot is informed that his wife will turn and look behind (quran hud 11:123), and thus be destroyed with the rest of the two cities. 11:81
Following the destruction of Sodom, the Bible describes an incestous event between Lot and his two daughters, at his daughters' behest, in Genesis 19:30-38. The Quran does not describe any such event, and Muslims reject any such occurrence .[
You have a limited understanding how God's foreknowledge of events works
"He created angels he knew would rebel just to send them to hell."
Well, that's totally based on misunderstanding or misinterpretations of what the bible is actually teaching about God and those angels that rebelled, or the Pagan concept of Hell that was adopted into Christendom, which is not Christianity.
The pride of the Babylonian rulers indeed reflected the attitude of “the god of this system of things”—Satan the Devil. (2 Corinthians 4:4) He too lusts for power and longs to place himself above Jehovah God. But Lucifer is not a name Scripturally given to Satan.
originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: DiaJax
This is the old testament and God says " I regret I have made Saul King". This strikes me as odd why would God regret anything.
It happens a lot in the Old Testament. The idea that God is omnipotent and infallible came a lot later in history. The God of the OT is just a garden-variety Bronze Age tribal deity. The only thing distinguishing Yahweh from the rest is that his followers worshipped him exclusively.
originally posted by: EasternShadow
Lucifer is a Latin word, derived from Hebrew, hê·lêl.
Isaiah 14:12 King James Version (KJV) : 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isaiah 14:12 New International Version (NIV) : 12 How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!
Isaiah 14:12 New Century Version (NCV) : 12 King of Babylon, morning star, you have fallen from heaven, even though you were as bright as the rising sun! In the past all the nations on earth bowed down before you, but now you have been cut down.
Yeshayah 14:12 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB) : 12 How art thou fallen from Shomayim, O Heilel Ben Shachar (Bright One of the Dawn, Day Star, Lucifer)! How art thou cast down to the earth, thou, which hast laid low the Goyim!
Lucifer ( Morning star, Day star ) is not an Angel. It's a title to the King of Babylon in the eve of fallen Babylonian Empire. It has nothing to do with God, Heaven, Angel, Devil etc..
Some idiots later link Isaiah 14:12 to Luke 10:18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven."
So the plot hole here is not created by God but by idiot men themselves.