Punishment Is For The Arrogant
Channel: Tom Facchine
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One of the themes that I find in the Koran is that hellfire and punishment is for the arrogant.
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right. And so there's kind of a degree of responsibility.
And a turning away from that responsibility, which is the cause of punishment in the afterlife, right? You don't necessarily get a sense in the Koran that,
you know, there's somebody who's just ignorant, they don't know any better. And then Allah is just gonna snatch him up and punish them one day.
The vast majority of times a lot of talks about punishment, he talks about arrogance. And there's a difference between somebody who doesn't understand, and someone who doesn't want to understand.
And the person who doesn't want to understand this is just arrogance, right, it's a certain type of neglect has a certain type of intentionality behind it, which is I think everybody can agree is completely blameworthy.
I usually compare it to imagine if you know, you're walking down the street one day, and then you come across a table, full of your favorite food, completely set up plates, silverware, glasses, you know,
everything that you want different types of food, your favorite different types of food, the chairs are there, the napkins are folded in a fancy way the chairs are pulled out, it's as if it's ready for a banquet, but no one's there. Just you
know, there's two types of people.
There's one type of person who's going to ask, who says this?
And whose permission do I ask before I eat this food?
I don't feel right.
Taking anything until I find out if I'm allowed to take it.
And then there's another type of person that's just going to sit down and have at it,
they're going to start enjoying it. And then you know, we say what it's, it's easier to say you're sorry, than ask permission, right? Like that sort of attitude. Or the person is going to just do what they want. And then ask questions later, they don't feel the need to be grateful that don't feel the need to ask permission.
And then what happens if the person comes in the person who actually who owns the food and owns the table and whose it is find somebody sitting there going to town on their on their meal,
then maybe that person has a debt to pay. Or maybe they're in trouble. This is this is our life, we come into the world and we have all of these things. The earth, the moon, the sun, the stars, the trees, the flowers, the birds, all this beauty, all this abundance, all this amazing creation.
And there's really two types of people. There's the kind of person who's going to try to be grateful for that, that wants to be grateful, even if they screw up, even if they make mistakes and go down the wrong road or whatever they actually they sincerely intend to be grateful for it. And then there's some people that just don't think that they have to be anything to be grateful for. And that's something that is based on arrogance.