How do I know what religion to follow? Are the rules from GOD or from men? How can I be sure I have the truth?
Do I have to follow rules if I am not in a religion? Is there a system with no rules? What does GOD say?
6:149″ Say:” GOD possesses the most powerful argument; If HE wills HE can guide all of you.” ( But HE leaves that decision to each individual)
6:150″ Say:” Bring your witnesses who would testify that GOD has prohibited this or that.” ( or made this rule and that rule! if they are not mentioned in HIS message!) If they testify, do not testify with them. Nor shall you follow the opinions of those who reject our revelations, ( and make up their own rules!) and those who disbelieve in the hereafter ( do not really believe they are accountable!) and those who stray away from their Lord.” ( They like power and want the authority for themselves?)
6:151″ Say:” Come let me tell you what your Lord has prohibited for you:( GOD s words, not mine or anybody else!)You shall not set up idols beside HIM,( Do not follow man made rules that claim are from GOD!) You shall honour your parents.You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty.We provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins obvious or hidden. ( Your creator has put the instinct in you to tell between right and wrong!) You shall not kill. GOD has made life sacred.Except in the course of justice.These are HIS commandments to you that you may understand.”
6:152″You shall not touch the orphan s money except in the most righteous manner, until they reach maturity.You shall give full weight and full measure when you trade, equitably.We do not burden any soul beyond its means.You shall be absolutely just when you bear witness, even against your relatives ( or yourself!) You shall fulfil your covenant with GOD. ( To uphold HIS authority. ALONE no idols!) These are HIS commandments to you, that you may take heed.”
6:153″This is My path, a straight one, do not follow any other paths, lest they divert you from HIS path.These are HIS commandments to you ,that you may be saved.”
6:156″ Now you can no longer say:” The scripture was sent to two groups before us, and we were unaware of their teachings.”
6:157″ Nor can you say:” If only a scripture could come down to us, we would be better guided than they.” A proven scripture has now come to you from your Lord, and a beacon and a mercy.Now who is more evil than the one who rejects these proofs from GOD and disregards them?”…
6:158″ Are they waiting for the Angels to come to them, or your Lord, or some manifestations of your Lord? The day this happens, no soul will benefit from believing if it did not believe before that, and did not reap the benefits of belief by leading a righteous life.Say:” Keep on waiting, We too are waiting” “
6:159″ Those who divide themselves into sects do not belong with you.Their judgement rests with GOD, then HE will inform them of everything they had done.”
6:161″ Say:” My Lord has guided me in a straight path.The perfect religion of Abraham, Monotheism. He was never an idol worshipper.” ( He was loyal to GOD ALONE!)
6:164″ Say:”Shall I seek other than GOD as a Lord, when HE is the Lord of all things? No soul benefits except from its own works, and none bears the burden of another.Ultimately, you will return to your Lord,then HE informs you regarding all your disputes.”
( Do what you want? Follow GOD or follow others? Loyal to GOD or loyal to others?)