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Ayat Al-Kursi by courtesy of Satan

Ayat Al-Kursi by courtesy of Satan

Ayat Al-Kursi is a verse that Muslims recite for protection from satan.

Muslims, do you know where this instruction comes from that if you recite this verse you will be protected?

Allah? No.
Muhammad? No

IT COMES FROM SATAN HIMSELF! And Muhammad approved of it!

Sahih Bukhari Chapter No: 39, no: 510
Narrated: Abu Huraira:
“…He (satan) said, “(Forgive me and) I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you.” I asked, “What are they?” He replied, “Whenever you go to bed, recite “Ayat-al-Kursi” – ‘Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum’ till you finish the whole verse. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning.” So, I released him. In the morning, Allah’s Apostle (SAW) asked, “What did your prisoner do yesterday?” I replied, “He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go.” Allah’s Apostle (SAW) asked, “What are they?” I replied, “He said to me, ‘Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi from the beginning to the end – Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul-Qaiyum -.’ He further said to me, ‘(If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.’ (Abu Huraira or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds. The Prophet (SAW) said, “He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?” Abu Huraira said, “No.” He said, “It was satan.”

Wow! Can you imagine that?  Satan giving instructions on how to ward him off! Are Muslims so gullible?

Can you imagine a vile thief or murderer handing you a water pistol and says, “This is the ultimate weapon for you to use on me.  Shoot at me with that and I wont be able to do anything to you. Just trust me and have a good sound sleep.” Yeah right.

Not only that. The prophet of Allah actually approved of the Satan’s recommendations on how to “defeat” him! Why would satan give you tips on how to fight him? Do you really think satan is against himself? Does it make sense?

If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? – Jesus Christ

Did you catch the part where Muhammad said: “He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar.
Huh? Is this a joke? Is Muhammad a prophet of Allah AND also an advocate of satan?

And what about this:  Satan said:  “I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you….”
Who is satan to say this on behalf of Allah? Is satan Allah’s partner?

This entire episode is too shocking for words, I cant write anymore out of disgust.

So, the next time you muslims recite Ayat al-kursi, remember it is of satanic origin. He’s deveived you and got you right where he wants you.

Muhammad’s Mystical Night Ride

Muhammad’s Mystical Night Ride

One night, Muhammad rode on his flying ass/donkey, al-buraq, to Jerusalem. 800 miles away.

He claimed to have prayed in the mosque there before riding on to “heaven” to meet Allah.

Can Muslims tell me the name of the mosque he visited during his pit-stop?

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Surah 17.1 “Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).”

Historical records tell us that no mosque existed there until it was built in 691AD by Caliph Abd al-Malik. But Muhammad died in 632AD.

Was Muhammad hallucinating? Was it a dream? What mosque did he visit when there was no mosque there?

You have no answer? Let me help you.

Muslims scholars all tell us that the mosque Muhammad and his ass went to was the Masjid al-Aqsa.

However….

According to every historical record: Al-Aqsa was built in 691 AD by the Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705 AD.

Muhammad had been dead for 60 years! He never saw the mosque, he had never heard the mosque in his lifetime.

So how did this story of his magical mysterious mystical night journey on a flying ass/donkey and his visit to Masjid al-Aqsa come about?

Some Muslims say, “Oh it was referring to the temple of Jerusalem. That was where Muhammad prayed that night.”

Wrong answer again. The temple of Jerusalem was completely destroyed by the Roman in 70 AD.  The site was huge dumping ground for garbage for hundreds of years including during Muhammad’s lifetime right to his death.

Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 637AD.  Five years after Muhammad’s death. The caliph of the time, Umar, went to the site and saw there was nothing but garbage there.

This is serious.  Was the night ride a hoax? Was it a legend made up by Abd Al-Malik in honor of the new mosque?

This opens up a can of worms. Because it was during this night journey that Allah supposedly gave the instructions for Muslims to pray 5 times a day, one of the pillars of Islam.  Was this also made up? Is that why Allah never said in the Quran to pray 5 times a day?

 

Muslims In The Bible

Muslims In The Bible

Are there “Muslims” in the Bible?

The closest to Muslims I can find are the religious Pharisees.

They were devoted and zealous for their religion and believed it consisted of an exact outward obedience to their religious rituals, and they believed that God only loved those that did as they did.

They piously prayed and fasted and followed everything to the tiniest detail and condemned those who did not follow them…

Sound like Muslims?

And YET Jesus condemned them in the harshest terms.

Remarkably, Jesus welcomed the “worst” sinners with love ~ corrupt tax collectors, repentant prostitutes, etc…those who knew they could not save themselves but need a savior.

What Is Your God Like?

What Is Your God Like?

What is your God like?

Does your God fit your standards?
Does he think the way you think?
Does he do what you expect him to do?
Does he say what you demand of him to say unequivocally?
Does he fit the logic of your mind?

If your answer is YES, then congratulations! You have a little god that is sensible and manageable, and created in another human mind just like yours.

The true God is too great to fit our ideas and expectations. He is beyond the limitations of our finite minds. One could even say the true God is too much for your mind to comprehend. That is the only true God there is.  anything else is not God but man-made imaginations.

When you demand God to say or speak in a certain way that fits your theology or demans that he only does things in a way that is acceptable to you, then you dont need Gd. You are your own god.

When you ask, “How can God become a man and give His life to save evil sinners like us”, you only have 2 choices in response.

Either laugh and say
1. “This is too much to believe. God cannot do this. It is too ridiculous it blows my mind because of how illogical it is.”

Or confess that:
2. You are a sinner for whom Jesus died for and then thank him and worship him and love the One who gave his life for you.

You cant tell God what He can or cannot do.

Yes it is so mind-boggling that a genius can’t figure out how God does it. Likewise, God’s salvation through Jesus — it’s so simple that a child can receive forgiveness and eternal life by faith. And so can you, right now. You can secure the gift of eternal life that only Jesus gives.

‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’” (Isaiah 55 v:8‑9).

Why Did You Forsake Me?

Why Did You Forsake Me?

“My God, my God, why did You forsake me?”

Muslims see this and say Jesus was despairing because God had forsaken him.

Let’s see if this is true.

First of all, these words were spoken by Jesus when He was on the cross.
Can we agree on that?

Next, do you know what Psalm 22:1 says?

Surprise! It reads: “My God, my God, why did You forsake me?”
(By the way, this was written 1000 years before the crucifixion.)

Let’s imagine, I open the Bible and recite Psalm 22 aloud for everyone to hear:

“MY GOD, MY GOD WHY DID YOU FORSAKE ME?”

Now. Would you say to me: “Oh poor thing, why did God forsake you?”
Of course, those who actually know this Psalm will realize that I was referring to a particular verse.

In those days, Scriptures had no chapter numbers or verse numbers. If I was going to refer to a particular Psalm, I would do it by reciting the first line of the Psalm.  People who hear it, and who are familiar with scriptures would then know which Psalm was being referenced.

This was what Jesus was doing. By reciting the first verse of this Psalm, He was telling those people who heard him then, and to us now:

“LOOK AT PSALM 22.”
“Read it and understand what this Psalm is saying about what is going on now! A 1000 year old prophecy is being fulfilled before your eyes!”

Only the ill-informed say, “O look Jesus is saying he was forsaken.”

The intelligent question to ask is: WHY was Jesus quoting Psalm 22?

I have never heard a single muslim who has ever ask this.

In fact, how many Muslims have even read the whole of Psalm 22, at least out of curiosity, to see why Jesus spoke of this Psalm while He was on the cross?

What was so important in this Psalm?
Only one way to find out. Read it.

Can You See The Invisible?

Can You See The Invisible?

Jesus came from heaven to earth so that the INVISIBLE God can be VISIBLE to man.

That is why when one of His followers requested for Jesus to show them God, Jesus simply said, “How can you still not understand who I am after all this time I have been with you? When you see Me, you have seen God!” (John 14:9, paraphrased)

Notice that Jesus did not say, “If you want to see God, look at His Word in the Scriptures.”

Jesus did not say, “If you want to see God, look at the prophets.”

Jesus did not say, “If you want to see God, follow your religion faithfully.”

He said, “If you want to see God, LOOK AT ME!” Did any prophet or messenger dare to say this?

This does not mean Jesus existed in the form of a human being in heaven. He didn’t posses a human body before His incarnation as a human being on earth. He existed eternally as the Word of God. This Word became flesh as He added an earthly human nature to His heavenly divine nature and consented to come to be born as human baby from a womb, and named Jesus, which means ‘Yahweh Saves’.

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in BODILY form.” Colossians 2:9

“..through whom (Jesus), He (God) made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Hebrews 1:2-3

Jesus is the Living Word of God who came so that we can be saved by God through our faith in Jesus. (That is what the very name ‘Jesus/Yeshua’ means!)

Through Jesus alone we can have salvation; and we can now know God and relate to Him in a personal way that is otherwise impossible.

I AM…Before Abraham

I AM…Before Abraham

Jesus said, “Before Abraham was born, I AM.” John 8:58

What did He mean? Abraham had lived thousands of years earlier and YET Jesus was affirming His existence and putting Himself as being present BEFORE Abraham was alive.

Why Abraham? Because Abraham was the topic of the conversation He was having with the religious leaders.

What if the topic had been about Noah?
Jesus would probably have said, “Before Noah was born, I AM.”

What if it had been about Adam?

“Before Adam was created, I AM.”

The point is Jesus has always existed. He was uncreated. He was the eternal Word of God.

And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. John 17:5

Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever!
Jesus Christ, Revelation 1:17-18

What Did The Disciples of The Apostles Teach?

What Did The Disciples of The Apostles Teach?

What did the apostles of Jesus go around teaching and preaching after Jesus ascended to heaven?

Peter preached for around 35 years, and was martyred around 68 AD.
John preached for more than 60 years, before he died in exile in Patmos.

Well, we have the writings of the New Testament as a record of their testimony about what their Master Jesus taught and preached and how they carried on the mission He gave them, with John closing the writing of the New Testament at the end of the 1st century.
However, there are skeptics who refuse to accept their writings. They say it has been changed or manipulated.

What about the DISCIPLES of the apostles? What did the followers of Peter, John and the rest of the apostles of Jesus Christ learn from them? Did they receive the same message we Christians have today? Or did the message get lost somewhere?

Let’s find out.

Let’s go to those who knew the apostles of Jesus Christ personally and see what THEY wrote and taught. We have a ton of resources. In this article, we will look at just one.

In 107 AD, Ignatius of Antioch, was one of the last bishops alive who had known the apostles personally. Ignatius, together with Polycarp, were disciples of John, the apostle of Jesus Christ.

Under Emperor Trajan, Ignatius was arrested, and in chains was taken 1500 miles over land and sea to Rome to be executed. During this arduous final journey on earth, he wrote seven letters to various churches and one to his old friend Polycarp and passed it through believers who had gathered in various cities, ports and towns to bid him farewell for the last time as he passed through.

His letters have survived to this day and are an important testimony to the way in which the teaching of the apostles was remembered and taught and passed on.
The letters witness to a common apostolic source of teaching as understood and lived, probably only a decade or so after the death of the last apostle, John.

 

What do you think the letters say?

First, what did Ignatius believe about Jesus? Was He divine or just a man?

SIXTEEN times in his 7 letters, Ignatius explicitly refers to Jesus as God.

Here are some excerpts:

“To you, then, sincerest greetings in Jesus Christ, our God, for you cleave to his every commandment–observing not only their letter but their spirit–being permanently filled with God’s grace and purged of every stain alien to it.”

 

“You have been granted light both by the will of Him who willed all that is, and by virtue of your believing in Jesus Christ, our God, and of loving him.”

“Christ is the invisible, Time­less one, incapable by nature of suffering, who becomes visible and capable of suffering through his human birth in time.”

 

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Do you see that 200 years BEFORE the Council of Nicaea, Ignatius teaches that Christ is eternal, above time and all creation, and IS GOD, in the full sense of the term.

One of the CORE teachings of the gospel is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Did Ignatius believe this?

“That is whom I am looking for–the One who died for us. That is whom I want–the One who rose for us.”

 

“Make no mistake, my brothers: adulterers will not inherit God’s Kingdom. If, then, those who act carnally suffer death, how much more shall those who by wicked teaching corrupt God’s faith for which Jesus Christ was crucified. Such a vile creature will go to the unquenchable fire along with anyone who listens to him.”

 

“In one faith and in union with Christ, who was descended from David according to the flesh and is Son of man and Son of God.” – St Ignatius of Antioch

 

Keep in mind that these letters were written while on his way to his execution in the Coliseum of Rome, where he will be devoured by lions.  There is no reason for Ignatius to make things up or lie in his writings.

You can get an understanding of early Christian teachings from the 1st century, including his thoughts and emotions as he marches to his death, first-hand from Ignatius, disciple of John, the apostle of Jesus Christ.
You can read the full text to two of his letters here:
Ignatius’ letter to the Ephesian church:
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/richardson/fathers.vi.ii.iii.i.html

Ignatius’ letter to the Roman church:
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/richardson/fathers.vi.ii.iii.iv.html

 

Besides the letters of Ignatius of Antioch, we also have the letters of others who have become known to us today as the ‘Apostolic Fathers’, the successors of the apostles.

For example:
i. Clement (the third successor to Peter as Bishop of Rome)
ii. Polycarp (disciple of John the apostle for nearly 20 years, according to Eusebius)
iii. Irenaeus (trained and discipled by Polycarp)

“Christ is our savior; for through his grace we are righteous, not by works; for our sins, he has even taken death upon himself, has become the servant of us all, and through his death for us our hope and the pledge of our righteousness. The heaviest sin is unbelief in Christ; his blood will be demanded of unbelievers; for to those to whom the death of Christ, which obtains the forgiveness of sins, does not prove a ground of justification, it proves a ground of condemnation. ” – Polycarp, (69AD – 155 AD)

 

 

Who Did Jacob Wrestle With?

Who Did Jacob Wrestle With?

There is a very weird account in the Bible in Genesis 32, where it says that Jacob wrestled with Someone.

What does this strange story mean?

Who was Jacob?

If you read about his life, you will see that Jacob was a cunning, devious man who lived most of his life cheating, fighting, struggling against everyone, just so that he would get his way.

God had actually promised to bless him but Jacob could not grasp God’s assurance. Instead he schemed and struggled to grasp for the “blessings” himself.

He deceived his own aged and blind father, Isaac. He deceived his older brother, Esau, on at least two occasions and then, fearing for his life, Jacob fled from him. He went far, far away, got married and later, he deceived his father-in-law and fled from him.

In fact, the name Jacob means “supplanter”, meaning one who wrongfuly or illegally takes something. A name that aptly describes his character. His whole life, Jacob’s life was characterized by struggling with people to cheat them and run away.

In Genesis 32, Jacob is finally about to come face to face with his long estranged brother, Esau. More than twenty years earlier, when Jacob ran away, Esau had vowed to kill him someday.

Now there was nowhere else to run anymore. No more room to struggle and deceive. He was sure his brother was going to kill him when they see each other in the morning.

That night, he sits alone, by a river, perhaps crying to God for help. He was like a drowning man and he could not save himself. Only God can do that. And God, in His great mercy comes to meet him. In the form of a Man!

Will the “struggler” stop struggling and finally quietly submit to the Savior and allow himself to be rescued and blessed on God’s terms?
But Jacob was a stubborn man. Instead of submitting, he now struggles with God!

Of course, God could have destroyed him with one word. However, God was still patiently teaching him like a father works with his son, disciplining him.

You, who are sons, have you ever wrestled with your dad in bed when you were a kid? Doesn’t dad always allow you to win? You were not aware, were you, that he could have crushed your little skull with one bash against the wall? No, he allows you to prevail over him in loving affection, bonding, relationship, even as you thump your little fists on his strong body.

But poor Jacob was like a stubborn little, refusing to learn. He kept struggling, wrestling, fighting.  Can a drowning man who is struggling be rescued?

When the Lifeguard comes, you have to stop struggling and give in to your rescuer and allow him to pull you to safety. He cannot help you if you keep fighting him!

Aren’t we like that? We “wrestle” against God in our rebellion, in our disobedience, in our sin, thinking we are strong enough and that we can work things out our way instead of His will.  don’t we sometimes push Him away when He comes near lovingly wanting to help.

In the end, the Lifeguard may have to knock you out cold so that you stop fighting in the water and submit to his rescue. And this is what He finally did to Jacob.

“He TOUCHED Jacob’s hip and it was dislocated out of its socket.” Just one touch. Then Jacob stopped struggling. He could not even stand up.

Now, with his handicap and weakness exposed, he finally submits and asks to be blessed; something that God had always wanted to to do for him from the beginning. All he had needed to do was learn to trust God and submit to Him in faith instead of fighting or deceiving or running away.

God does bless him. God gives him a new name, Israel. He is no longer Jacob, the deceiver. He is now Israel, the prince.

In a sense, Jacob is reborn as a new man with a new identity after his night encounter with God.

What happens next when he meets Esau in the morning?
Does Esau kill him? Or does Jacob continue struggling with Esau?
Maybe they re-unite and embrace as long lost brothers?

It’s all there in the Bible. Go ahead and read it.

Who Were The al-Nasara (Nazarenes)?

Who Were The al-Nasara (Nazarenes)?

I have often wondered how is it possible that the Quran’s teachings about Christianity differ from what the Bible teaches and what we Christians actually believe.

Sura 5:116 is a prime example.
And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‘Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah ?'”

Whose belief is this?

Where does the Quranic picture of “Christianity” come from?

There were two parties of Jewish Christians in the early years of church history.

Jerome (beginning of fifth century) records that he is aware of two groups of Jewish Christians distinguished by certain unusual similarities, whom he names respectively Nazarenes and Ebionites. Both groups claimed to follow both Jewish AND Christian teachings and sought to affiliate themselves with both Judaism and Christianity.

“What shall I say of the Ebionites who pretend to be Christians? To-day there still exists among the Jews in all the synagogues of the East a heresy which is called that of the Minæans, and which is still condemned by the Pharisees; [its followers] are ordinarily called ‘Nasarenes‘;……..But while they pretend to be both Jews and Christians, they are neither.”

– Jewish Encyclopedia, Jerome’s Account”

Who Were The Nazarenes?

The Nazarenes were a small sect in numbers, whose main region of influence was in Syria.

It struck me that when Muhammad was a boy, he frequently accompanied his uncle on his business trips to Syria.

Could it be that his early exposure to what he believed was “Christianity” was contact with the Nazarenes? Did he sit with with his uncle and the Syrian Nazarene traders in the evenings as he listened to their teachings about their beliefs?

Remember there was no Islam yet at this point. He was from a community that worshipped hundreds of idols including Allah. Did their stories from the scriptures about the One God embarrass Muhammad about his own people? Did their devotion to Jesus captivate him?

You don’t find the word Christian in the Quran. Instead the word used for the followers of Christ is “al-nasara” ~ nazarenes!

Muhammad grew up thinking the Nazarenes were Christians, the followers of Jesus Christ!
The Nazarenes had a gospel called “Gospel of the Hebrews.” (http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/gospelhebrews.html)
Here is the interesting bit. This apocryphal book was in Aramaic! (Dated around 80AD – 150AD.)

Is this why Muslims insist the gospel must be in Aramaic? Could this be their missing “Injeel”? Could Muhamamd have seen this book in the hands of the Nazarenes when he was a kid and believed it to be the Injeel given to Jesus and handed to his “followers”, the Nazarenes?

Unfortunately, the date for this gospel is long after Jesus had ascended and also after the entire NT had been written and completed.

The Nazarenes and this “gospel” do not exist today but we have a window to their beliefs through the quotations from the writings of Jerome, Clement and others.

What were the beliefs of the Nazarenes?

They believed they were under obligation to keep all the laws.
They believed Jesus was the Messiah. They regarded that he was born of the virgin Mary.
and that he was filled with God’s Spirit in a special way.

No surprises. All these are taught in the Quran. The al-nasara are praised and promised rewards, as in Sura 2:62.
The Nazarenes also believed that Mary was the Divine Mother and embodiment of the Holy Spirit!

Could it be that Muhammad after he grew up and came in contact with other so-called “Christians” (Waraqa ~ a Nestorian priest…) learnt that this was wrong?

Is this why the al-nasara is praised in some verses, and condemned in other verses? Is this why they were presumed to have corrupted their book?

Coming back to the ayah I quoted at the beginning, Sura 5:116.

And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‘Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah ?'”

This is not Christian belief. This was the belief of the Nazarenes, al-nasara.

The author of the Quran could not distinguish what was actual Biblical beliefs of Christians, attributing to them, what were heretical teachings of some obscure sect that no longer exists. No one even knows when they disappeared in history and yet in Allah’s eternal books, they are given a prominent place but there is no mention of Christians, the true followers of Jesus Christ, who for 2000 years form the largest body of believers in history!