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Read About The Life of Jesus and Muhammad

Read About The Life of Jesus and Muhammad

Jesus and Muhammad had very different messages. You cannot claim to follow both because their messages were as different as North and South. Can you go in two opposite directions at the same time?

You have to choose one or the other. If you are sincere in knowing the right way and the real truth:

  • Read about the life of Jesus; his words, his works and his teachings.

AND

  • Read about the life of Muhammad; his words, his works and his teachings.

 

Then decide for YOURSELF who you must follow. God has given you a mind. Use it. Don’t let anyone make this decision for you. Not your parents. Not your family. Not your husband or wife. Not your imams or pastors or scholars. Not your Muslim friends or your Christian friends. And certainly not the internet.

YOU DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. And then follow faithfully for the rest of your life.

You can read about the life of Muhammad from the Hadith and Seera.

You can read about the life of Jesus in the Gospels recorded by the sahaba of Jesus: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.

I can help you if you want, I will send to you a pocket-sized gospel booklet so you can read conveniently in your own time at home. I will pay for the cost of the book and the postage to send to you. My gift to you for free.  Just leave a comment and we can discuss further.

What Is Original Sin?

What Is Original Sin?

Muslims misunderstand what is meant by “original sin”. It does not mean that we have committed the sin of Adam! No, we are all guilty for our own sins!

When Adam and Eve, broke the only command that God gave them and DISOBEYED God, something happened. They were SEPARATED from God. That is why they were cast out from the Garden.  It was not just a physical separation from the garden but also a spiritual separation from a holy God. Man who had been created with a pure nature was now tainted with a corrupt nature as a result of his disobedience. Henceforth, every son of Adam, including you and I, inherit this sinful nature. This is what is meant by original sin.

If you disagree that everyone born of a man and woman is born with a sinful nature, then you are saying that it is possible for human beings to go though their entire life without sin!  Go ahead and try to find a single man or woman out of the 7 billion living today or who has lived in history who is perfectly sinless.  Who is the best person you know? Your father? Your mother? Your imam? Your pastor? Ask them if they have ever sinned.  Mother Theresa was probably one of the most amazing human being to have ever lived but yet even she would say that she is a sinner before a holy and righteous God.

No one escapes the clutches of sin because we all have such a nature from the day we are born. As long as we are born in this world as a son of Adam, we are born with such a nature.

Now listen to this! The only way out is for us to be “re-born” through a “new” Adam!

This sounds like crazy talk. But I can show you in the Bible this very thought.  Read 1 Corinthians 15:21 and 1 Corinthians 15: 45-49.

This new or last Adam refers to Jesus Christ!

If you read this remarkable passage you will see that where the first Adam failed because of disobedience, the last Adam, Jesus Christ, succeeded because of obedience.

Because of the first Adam we are born with a sinful nature. Now, because of the last Adam, we can be born with a new nature, just like the original nature that the first Adam possessed in the Garden at creation before he sinned!

Jesus came to “reboot”, “re-start”, renew what Adam lost. Jesus restores again the kingdom of God by opening the door for us to have a new nature. If we choose to.  He never forces us.

 

This is why 2 Corinthians 5:17 declares: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

You and I, we have a choice.

We can continue in our old “default mode” as sons of Adam with a sinful nature, from the day we are born until the day we die, and then be cast out from God’s presence.

Or…….

We can ask Jesus to do a Ctrl-Alt-Del to “reboot” our lives right now with a brand new nature and spirit.

Have You Ever Asked This Question?

Have You Ever Asked This Question?

Every Muslims favorite question:

“If Jesus is God, show me where does Jesus specifically unequivocally says it?

I was reading from Matthew 4, when it suddenly hit me why all Muslims are taught to ask this question.

 

In this Gospel passage, satan repeatedly challenges Jesus, in this manner, “If you are the Son of God….” then do this…!

When Muslims pose this question, “If Jesus is God…”  to Christians, they are throwing at the followers of Christ, the same challenge that satan threw at Christ!

 

In fact, if you look closely at this question, you’ll realize this was satan’s modus operandi all along, right from the time of Adam and Eve.

Do you recall satan’s words to Eve? He challenged the words of God like this, “Is it really true that God said…” (Genesis 3:1 NET), Satan is challenging God, challenging the Word of God.

 

Do you realize that during the crucifixion of Jesus, satan was there too? How do I know?

Look at Matthew 27:39-43.  Many people, the chief priests, scribes and elders mocked and derided Jesus saying, “If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

It’s the same satanic strategy of challenging Jesus’ divinity!

At the cross, satan used people, even the religious authorities, to challenge Jesus’ divinity. Today satan still uses people, 1 billion muslims, to ask this same question…”If Jesus is God…”

 

Wake up O ye muslims!  Open your eyes and your heart! Don’t fall into satan’s trap! Satan has you right where he wants you! Enslaved and doing his work for him!

Just as satan challenged Christ then, the followers of satan challenge the followers of Christ today.

What Did Jesus Say About Himself?

What Did Jesus Say About Himself?

Muslims always ask where in the Bible does Jesus claim to be God.

If you actually read the Bible, you will see plenty of evidence of who Jesus really is.

For example, do you know who sends prophets?

Of course. God alone.

Yet, in Matthew 23:34, Jesus says: “Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes….”

Jesus has the divine power and authority to send prophets.

Jesus also made this promise. “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” (Matthew 18:20)

How can Jesus be everywhere that his followers, throughout the ages, are gathered, all over the world, unless he is omnipresent? Sure, because only God is omnipresent.
What will happen at the second coming of Jesus?
In Jesus own words… “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.(Matthew 24:30-31)

Did you get that?
Christ will return as the eternal ruler of God’s kingdom.

Did you notice who will send the angels? And who the angels belong to? And what will the angels do?
HE, The Son of Man, will send HIS angels and they will gather HIS elect (chosen ones).

Do you ask yourself why people will mourn when they see Him?
Could it be because of the coming judgement and in regret because they never knew who Jesus really was?
Who will be the Ultimate Judge on Judgement day?

Jesus says, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. (Matthew 25:31-33)

Who sits on the glorious throne? Jesus. ALL THE NATIONS will be gathered before HIM.
And who will give out the rewards on Judgement day and allow entry into heaven?

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. (Matthew 25:34)
Who has the power to send people to hell?

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. (Matthew 25:41)

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The Last One Sent

The Last One Sent

In Mark 12:1-12, Jesus teaches about the Parable of the Tenants.
Please read this passage and think carefully about what Jesus is saying.

This is the story of a man who plants a vineyard and then rents it out to some farmers/tenants.
Later on the man sends his servants one by one to collect the harvest. But they are all beaten or treated shamefully or killed.

What does this story really mean?

The man in the story represents God.  The servants represents His prophets that He sent.  They were abused, shamed and killed by those very people He sent them to.

So what did the man do? Let’s look at the following 3 verses:

Verse 6: He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all saying, “They will respect my son.”

Verse 7: But the tenants said to one another, “This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and the inheritance will be ours.”

Verse 8: So they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard.

(bold emphasis mine)
What do we learn from Jesus’ parable? Three truths.

1. After sending all the prophets, God sent His Son, Jesus, last of all.
2. No other servant or messenger was sent after Him
3. The Son was killed

[You can read the rest of the parable Mark 12:1-12 to see what God does next.]

 

“Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.”

(Hebrews 1:1-3)

The Prophet That Moses Wrote About

The Prophet That Moses Wrote About

Moses recorded what God said.

“I (God) will raise up for them (Israelites) a prophet like you (Moses) from among their brothers (the 12 tribes of Israel). And I will put my words in his mouth, and he (the prophet) shall speak to them (Israelites) all that I command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18; words in parentheses mine)

WHO IS THIS PROPHET MOSES WROTE ABOUT?

Jesus said: “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say.”(John 5:46-47)

HE WROTE ABOUT ME!

Jesus Himself is declaring and admitting that Moses wrote about him!

 

In fact all the prophets wrote about Jesus.

“Then Jesus took them (disciples) through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27)

 

Jesus is the ONE. Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life.

So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM HE and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. (John 8:28)

If you do not believe that Jesus is who He claims to be, this is what will happen to you…..

Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not. That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I AM who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:23-24)

I Am Ant-Man

I Am Ant-Man

God is Spirit. He is eternal, infinite and unlimited. He is not bound within the confines of time and space like you and me.

He created time and space but He exists beyond it. He encompasses everything over and above the dimension of His creatures. He is beyond every dimension we humans can perceive and He is beyond past, present and future. he is not limited by time. He is eternal. He is not limited by space, He is omnipresent.

The question is: Can such an omnipotent, omnipresent God, cause Himself, by His Word and His Spirit, to be incarnated as a limited HUMAN BEING to walk and talk among humans on earth?

Nothing is impossible for God. If anyone says God cannot do this, then you are limiting the Creator’s ability.

Christians believe He can and He HAS! Through Jesus Christ.

Remember that while He incarnated on earth, coming from outside time and space into human time and space in the form of finite human being in , the infinite God, who is eternal Spirit still exists, as He always has, outside of time and space! The eternal and infinite Father depositing His own essence as a finite Son in a human body on earth. He didn’t transform into a human being.

How this can happen is, essentially, the eternal God, added HUMANITY to His DIVINITY. In this way, He is limiting the very essence of who He is within a human body and within the confines of time and space and become and do all that a human being can do, EXCEPT sin, since He is perfectly holy and sinless.

A God who can do this is more awesome and superior and powerful compared to a god who cannot or will not step into his own creation in this manner.

Only a God of absolute love would go to such an extent to reveal Himself in such a way to His own creation so they would know Him in a way that is impossible in any other way.

Yes, any “god” can send prophets and holy men to teach his words to man, but which deity would come personally Himself for you and me? Not one who is too lofty or proud but only One who loves unconditionally.

 

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Let me give you an illustration. Any of you watched the movie, Ant-Man? In it, a man is shrunk to the size of an ant and able to interact with ants, to walk with them and communicate with them.

Interesting story but it’s only fiction. Man does not have the ability to do this.

But please imagine with me for a moment though. What if I did have the POWER to do this? To take the essence of my being, and add the DNA of an ant to it? I could incarnate as an ant and be planted into an ant colony and be part of their community!

Note that I did not transform into an ant. I exist as a human being, even watching the ant colony from the outside, as myself! My tiny incarnation though, is right in the midst of the ants and communicating with them, as one of them.

Is there two of me? Not really. I am still me. Still one. Taking on the form of an ant is an extension of who I AM but existing in the very limited world of the ants.

My presence and existence, as an ant, in the colony is limited to what my ant body can do physically. I eat like them. I walk like them. I look like them. I function as an ant, although in essence I know who I AM really and where I came from.  The world outside! Would I crawl around boasting to all the other ants “I am really a human being. Worship me!”

Who is in control while I’m in the ant colony? I AM. I didn’t completely transform into an ant. I am still me, existing on the outside watching everything.

As the ant, I could say to the other ants that “I and that human being out there are ONE.” I could also say, “That human being is greater than I.”  Would this be confusing?  Yes, I suppose so, but only to those who don’t understand what I have done to come to be among them. Many of them might even laugh at me and call delusional.

 

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. John 3:13

He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. John 8:23

Who Can Bear My Sins?

Who Can Bear My Sins?

“The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity. (Ezekiel 18:20)

The punishment for sin is death.
Some people point to this verse as proof that Jesus did not and cannot die for our sins.

But wait. Is this verse referring to Jesus Christ?

Did Jesus Christ die for His Father’s sins? Did Jesus Christ die for His son’s sins? Nonsense. This verse does not apply to Jesus Christ at all!

Who is this verse in reference to? It applies to YOU and ME! This verse is simply saying the truth that you and I cannot die for one another or anyone else because we ourselves are guilty of our own sins. We are to bear our own punishment and die for our own sins!

An illustration to understand this clearly:
Imagine that a father and son are sentenced to hang for a crime they committed. Can the son say to the judge, “I will take my father’s sentence and die for him. Let him go.”

Does the judge say, “Oh OK. Since you’re bearing your father’s punishment, then he’s free to go”?  Of course not.

Rather the judge will say, “Sorry, you are going to be hanged for your own crime. And your father will be hanged for his own crime.”

You cannot bear someone else’s punishment. That applies to every human being because WE ARE ALL SINNERS.

 

The point is only someone who is sinless and perfect could possibly take our punishment, because he would not need to die for his own sins.

Is there any human being in history who is completely sinless? Everyone born from Adam has his blood and the same ability to sin that Adam had.

That is why someone who can be a savior from sin has to be born outside of the natural human line. If he is born from a man and a woman, like everyone else, he will carry that same corrupted sin nature and will fall into sin just like every one has since Adam.

The only way would be if someone could be born miraculously, not in the natural way, in a way that would bypass human intervention. Like through a virgin, for example. This person would not inherit the tainted blood of Adam like all human beings. He would not have a corrupted sin nature like you and I and he would be perfectly sinless.

Only such a one, could bear our punishment of sin and save us from death.

But this is nonsense, isn’t it? How can a virgin give birth? Do you know anyone who was born of a virgin in all of earth’s history? If you do, only that person can be your savior!

 

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (meaning’ God with us’).” Isaiah 7:14

Satan’s Secret Agenda

Satan’s Secret Agenda

Satan hates God. He would do anything to oppose God.

When God created Adam and Eve, satan showed up to deceive them and caused them to disobey God and fall into sin.

There were consequences to both Adam and Eve because of that sin. They were cast out from the garden and fell under satan’s domain of sin and death.

What many miss or overlook is, there was also a very disastrous consequence for satan.

In Genesis 3:15, God speaks to satan:snake
“And I will put enmity between…your seed and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

God was promising that SOMEONE would come and crush satan! Satan had won a huge victory against man, Adam but, another man, the seed of the woman, would come and defeat satan but it wold not be without a cost.

 

Who was this seed?
Who did satan think it was? He didn’t know. All he knew was it would be a man, and it would be the seed of a woman.

When Eve gave birth to her first son, satan must have been convinced that Cain was the ONE.
So satan had his hands in Cain’s life, planting the seeds of sin, anger, jealousy, hatred in him so that satan could control him. Even when Adam and Eve had their second son, Abel, satan probably was not even interested. He was focused on his plan to destroy Cain’s life so Cain would not “crush his head” and destroy him.

Then one day, something unexpected happened. When Cain and Abel sacrificed their offerings to God, He rejected Cain’s offering and accepted Abel’s offering! What a shck this must have been for satan! Something he had not foreseen at all!

While satan had thought Cain was the one that was going to destroy him, this incident where God accepted Abel’s sacrofice and rejected Cain’s was a sign (or so he thought) that Abel was the ONE that God had promised would crush him. This was a sudden and dangerous situation for satan. He had no idea what kind of threat Abel posed. So satan had to act immediately. He used Cain, whom he already had control over to murder Abel so he could get rid of the threat to him.

Now satan thought he had defeated God and destroyed His plans. But he soon realized that Abel was not the ONE after all!

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There was SOMEONE else still to come. But who?

When you read the Bible beginning from Genesis, you will see satan’s desperation throughout the centuries in trying to find out who the ONE was and his attempts to destroy those he thought was the ONE.

Satan knew from the prophecies that the ONE would come from the lineage of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. Therefore he kept a close eye on this family line.

Joseph was born around 1750 BC. He was the favoured and special son of Jacob and Rachel. So satan now thought that Joseph was the ONE. Satan incited Joseph’s own brothers to kill him, and they eventually sell him off as a slave to a foreign country. Satan was content with that and tried to ensure that Joseph would rot in a prison in Egypt for the rest of his life and pose no threat to him. But God rescued Joseph. Not only preserving his life but elevating him to the position of Prime Minister of Egypt, shaming satan!

Of course, satan was furious.  Satan knew the line of Jacob was continuing to grow and soon the day will come when the ONE will appear! He then pushes the pharoah to order the killing of all Hebrew baby boys born in a desperate attempt to wipe out any future seeds of Jacob’s family!

He fails again. Moses is born and survives. And God uses him mightily to bring the enslaved Hebrew people out of Egypt, symbolizing how the ONE would would come one day to also lead His people out of slavery to sin and satan just like Moses did. This was getting serious for satan.

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For the next 500 years satan goes after individuals, one after another, whom he thinks would be the ONE, trying to corrupt them, to turn them away from God and to destroy their lives.  Read the accounts in the Bible.

David was born around 1150 BC. The prophet Samuel prophesies that God will see to it that it would be one of David’s descendant who will have the throne forever! Satan realizes if he could kill David, then David would have no descendants and the ONE he dreaded would never be born!

Satan uses King Saul to try and kill David many times but fails.  Even the giant, Goliath, was no match for him. Satan was so desperate that he even uses David’s own son, Absalom, to try and kill David. In the end, both Saul and Absalom and all of David’s enemies die but David lives and takes the throne of Israel and becomes the greatest King of Israel.

Satan tries everything but God protects the lineage of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob from the hands of satan and God fulfills His purposes in their lives. Satan could do very little to stop God’s plans.

Time and time again satan fails to identify the ONE who would be coming to crush him.

Around 700 BC, the prophet Isaiah declares,

“The Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a SON and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’). Isaiah 7:14

Then, another prophet Micah prophecies exactly where the ONE would be born:

“Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity.” Micah 5:2

 

Satan sees this and gets some very important clues! Now he knows The ONE must be born of a virgin! In Bethlehem! He had been targeting the wrong ONES for thousands of years! Now he knew what to look for. He can relax for now…and then….

Seven hundred years later, Mary, a virgin, gives birth to a son in Bethlehem. 

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Satan rouses up, excited and scared at the same time. The ONE had come! The ONE he had been dreading was finally here! All the signs were fulfilled. Born of a virgin. Seed of a woman. Born in Bethlehem. A descendant of David. Everything had fallen into place.

Satan wanted to strike early and fast before this baby could even grow up and crush him.  Satan uses King Herod to order the killing of all baby boys in the region! Many babies are slaughtered but satan fails to touch Jesus.

As Jesus grows up satan realizes that Jesus is no ordinary man. He was perfect. He was sinless unlike any man since Adam sinned.  But no one is sinless except GOD. Could it be???

His worst fears are realized.  He sees the signs and Jesus ‘ own words confirms it. God didn’t just send any man!

He came Himself in the form of human man!

This revelation shakes satan to the core. This was something completely unexpected!  But satan feels that as long as God had limited Himself in a human body, he will have a chance to kill Jesus.

For the next 3 years satan works furiously to find ways to kill Jesus ~  the crowds, the Jewish authorities, Jesus’ enemies, the attenots to stone him, the attenpt to throw him off a cliff; everything fails until he manages to make use of one of Jesus’ own disciples, Judas, to betray Him.

There was no one happier than satan when Jesus was crucified on the cross. His plans had succeeded! He had killed Jesus, the ONE who was supposed to crush him! He had won! He had defeated God Himself! God’s promise to crush satan seemed to lie in shambles.

What satan failed to realize was that it was not over yet! Satan seemed to have won but was about to lose the WAR. Big time!

Jesus was killed but it was merely a “strike at his heel”. You see, Satan had thrown his ultimate and final weapon at Jesus. DEATH. Jesus, as a man succumbed to it but Death was not powerful enough to keep Jesus dead like every other human being! Jesus, the Divine Son of God overcame Death! “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” (I Corinthians 15:54). With Death’s defeat, satan was now powerless! He had been stripped of all his authority including his last and most feared weapon! Where Adam failed, Jesus succeeded! Where Adam had surrendered his authority to satan, Jesus regained it back!

But there was something else too that God accomplished through the death and resurrection of Jesus. No one saw this coming. Not satan. Not even the angels. Not a single human being. This was God’s perfect plan and victory.  This was specifically why Jesus had come ~ “…to give His life as a ransom for many…” (Matthew 20:28)

The Bible says, the punishment for sin is death, even if it is just one sin. That is what happened to Adam and Eve. So who can make it without sinning? No one except Jesus. He alone, as the sinless ONE could take our punishment of death. This is what happened on the cross. Satan had not anticipated it at all! It sealed his eternal fate! That’s why, it is written: “(Satan) has not understood it; if he had, he would not have crucified our glorious Lord.” (I Corinthians 2:8)

Now anyone, including you and I, who choose to stand behind Jesus and trust Him as Saviour would receive Jesus’ victory over satan. This means we’re saying YES to Jesus’ Kingdom and NO to satan’s defeated kingdom. Satan has no more power over anyone who chooses Jesus. We’re no longer sons of Adam. We’re now sons of God through Jesus Christ. If you choose to remain a son of Adam, you will be cast out like he was. if you choose to be reborn as a son of God, you have a new life.

Satan now only has power over those who continue to reject Jesus because their sins are still unpaid for, because they have refused Jesus’ offer of salvation and forgiveness! Death still hangs over them.

Satan now only has one potent weapon left. DECEPTION. That’s what he used against Adam and Eve in the beginning.  Now until the end of the world, he will use it again and again to deceive. He is the greatest deceiver and Jesus said, satan is the father of lies.

Satan’s greatest regret might be not understanding God’s plan of salvation. What satan thought was his greatest victory at the cross was actually his ultimate defeat! That’s why he hates the cross. Because it is a reminder of his defeat and failure there!

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Now satan must continue to use deception to try and wipe out the memory of his blunder. How?

By denying what happened at the cross! And denying that Jesus died!
Satan must create a lie so he can continue to deceive people all over the world, so they will say, “Jesus did not die on the cross.”

Are you one of those who say this today?

If you don’t know what really happened at the cross, you will have no chance at salvation.

If you believe that Jesus did not die, there is no chance of forgiveness of sins for you.

You will remain a sinner and when you die, satan takes you to hell. As long as you don’t make it to heaven, it’s satan’s small act of revenge and rebellion against God who loves you and wants you saved through His Son.

This is satan’s final agenda now until the end comes.

 

Jesus says to us, “I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I AM he, you will indeed die in your sins.” John 8:24

Is Muhammad the Comforter?

Is Muhammad the Comforter?

In John 14:16-17 – Jesus says to His disciples, Peter, James, John and the others:

1.“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Comforter, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”

Muslims claim that the Comforter that is addressed by Jesus in this verse is Muhammad.

Let’s examine if this could be true.

In John 14:16-17, Jesus us speaking to his disciples.

The Father will send another Comforter (“Ahmad”).  Another? Was there a previous Ahmad that Jesus asked the Father to send? Who was it?

Th Spirit of Truth. Is Muhammad a spirit?

The world cannot receive, because the world cannot see him or know him? Why not? Was Muhammad invisible? The world did see Muhammad. The world did know him.  The world cannot receive him? Hundreds of millions of muslims have received him.

You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. Remember Jesus was speaking to His disciples. Did Peter and John know Muhammad? Did they write about him? Did Muhammad dwell with them? Was Muhammad IN the disciples?

 

2. John 14:26 – But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

This verse clearly says that the Comforter is the Holy Spirit but let’s just ignore that.

The Father will send the Comforter in Jesus name. Was Muhammad sent in Jesus name?

He shall teach all things and bring to remembrance all things that Jesus said to His disciples. Did Muhammad remind and teach Jesus’ disciples of what Jesus had told them? When did Muhammad meet them? Is that Muhammad’s message in the quran?

 

3. John 15:26 – But I will send you the Comforter — the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.

I will send you the Comforter. Did Jesus send Muhammad?

The Spirit of Truth. Again is Muhammad a spirit?

He will come to you from the Father. Did Muhammad come from the Father? Wasn’t he a just man born on earth? Wouldn’t this be shirk to associate Muhammad had been with God before he came?

 

4. John 16:14 – Jesus is speaking: He (Comforter) will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.

He will bring me glory. Did Muhammad give Jesus glory or did he give Allah glory? This Comforter would seem to be blaspheming Allah.

The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me. Did Muhammad tell the disciples what he received from Jesus? Or did he tell what he received from Allah?

All that belongs to the Father is mine. Jesus is basically saying that He is equal with the Father, and that is why what the Spirit receives from Jesus is the same as receiving from the Father.

 

5. John 16:13 – When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.

He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard.  This is clarified in verse 14, that He will only speak what He receives from Jesus.  What did Muhammad receive from Jesus that he spoke?

He will tell you about the future. Did Muhammad make any prophecies about the future?

 

6. John 16:7 – Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Muslims see this verse and question, “Wait a minute, the Holy Spirit had already come, so why would Jesus say that the Comforter would only come to you after Jesus departs?”

In the Old Testament times, the Holy Spirit only came upon prophets, kings and priests to guide them in their service. But now Jesus was promising the Holy Spirit would come EVEN to them, the disciples. See the prophecy in Joel 2:28

I will send him to you. Did Jesus send Muhammad? Why didn’t Muhammad ever mention this?  Did Jesus send him to His disciples, Peter, John and others? If Jesus sent Muhammad, why did Muhammad know or say nothing about Allah and followed the multiple pagan gods like his parents for 40 years of his life?

 

7. John 7:39 – Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

This verse confirms what I said above. Jesus is saying that the disciples and believers would receive the Holy Spirit. They had not received the Holy Spirit yet at that point in time. They would receive the Spirit after Jesus had ascended to heaven.

 

8. Luke 24:49 And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”

This was spoken by Jesus after His resurrection and before His ascension. He was telling them to wait in the city of Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit comes.

If this reference is to Muhammad, the disciples would have had to wait in Jerusalem for a mighty loooong time. More than 600 years! And even then Muhammad didn’t come to Jerusalem, did he? The disciples obeyed Jesus and waited in Jerusalem. 40 days after Jesus had ascended to heaven, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit did come as promised! (You can read about it in Acts 2)

 

9. Acts 2:33 – Peter said: “And the Father, as He had promised, gave Jesus the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us, just as you see and hear today.”

Here is Peter acknowledging what had just happened. They received the Holy Spirit just as Jesus had promised (as in the verses recorded in John).
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10. John 16:8-9 – Jesus is speaking: And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin….The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me

One of the things which the Comforter will do is to convict the world of sin. What is that sin? The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in Jesus.
Did Muhammad do that? Did he convict the world of the sin of refusing to believe in Jesus or refusing to believe in Allah?

 

Finally, let’s see what happens when one receives the Comforter, Holy Spirit….
Romans 8:16 – For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.

Galatians 4:6 – And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.”

Does Muhammad join himself to our spirit? Does Muhammad affirm we are God’s children? Does he prompt us to call God as Father?

It is the Holy Spirit that enable Christians to call God Father.
Is Muhammad the Comforter that Jesus promised? No, Jesus was clearly speaking about the Holy Spirit and not a human being.
In trying to force Muhammad into the role of the Comforter, you are dishonoring Muhammad.  He would never say or do any of these things that is described and spoken of for the Comforter.

 

PROLOGUE

Why do Muslims claim that the Comforter that is addressed by Jesus refers to Muhammad? Why? Because they say in the original Greek the word used is “Periklytos” which means “praised one” referring to Muhammad.

Let’s see if there is historical basis for this claim.

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It says PARAKLETOS!

When we look into the original Greek text, the word used is NOT Periklytos but PARAKLETOS.  Παράκλητον

Parakletos means advocate, ‘the one called alongside to help’ or comforter.  Not “praised one.”

Could “Parakletos” be a corruption? Did someone change the word sometime in history to remove this reference to Muhammad?

Well, let’s look at history then. Examine the manuscript evidence. The Codex Sinaiticus (http://www.codexsinaiticus.com)  is dated 350 A.D. If you study the word in this manuscript, you will find that it is “PARAKLETOS” Παράκλητον  not periklytos as alleged!

Notice the screenshot of the manuscript on the left and the  RED underlined word.

Remember, this document precedes Muhammad by more than 300 years; way before the advent of Islam and centuries before Muhammad was even born! No one knew who Muhammad was. Why would anyone change words that they knew nothing about?