Requirements of the Test
[6:9] Had we sent an angel, we would have sent him in the form of a man, and we would have kept them just as confused as they are confused now.
[6:10] Messengers before you have been ridiculed. It is those who mocked them who suffered the consequences of their ridiculing.
[6:11] Say, “Roam the earth and note the consequences for the rejectors.”
[6:12] Say, “To whom belongs everything in the heavens and the earth?” Say, “To GOD.” He has decreed that mercy is His attribute. He will surely summon you all on the Day of Resurrection, which is inevitable. The ones who lose their souls are those who disbelieve.
[6:13] To Him belongs everything that dwells in the night and the day. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
[6:14] Say, “Shall I accept other than GOD as a Lord and Master, when He is the Initiator of the heavens and the earth, and He feeds but is not fed?” Say, “I am commanded to be the most devoted submitter, and, `Do not be an idol worshiper.’ “
[6:15] Say, “I fear, if I disobeyed my Lord, the retribution of an awesome day.
[6:16] “Whoever is spared (the retribution), on that day, has attained His mercy. And this is the greatest triumph.”
Anyone who gets spared from Hell is only due to God’s mercy
“First they ignore you, then the laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Ghandi
God is the Initiator. At the moment of the big bang everything else was put into motion. God creates and designs the human manufactures.
[36:35] This is to provide them with fruits, and to let them manufacture with their own hands whatever they need. Would they be thankful?
Does Science Argue for or against God?
Looking at the quotes in 6:14 reminds me of Luke 4:8
Luke Chapter 4: 5 – 8
5. The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7. If you worship me, it will all be yours.” 8. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ ”