Kiss The Son Or Kiss The Stone

In Psalm 2:12, the Psalmist exhorts us to “Kiss the Son…”

Who is this Son?
We are told earlier on in this Psalm that it is the Lord’s Anointed. It is none other than the Anointed One, Christ.

What does “kiss” symbolize?

 This primarily has in mind the kiss of submission, where a dignitary receives the humble kiss of an inferior. It also hints at the affection God wants in relationship to Him. God wants us to recognize our proper place before Him, but to also rejoice in Him and be affectionate in our relationship.

David Guzik, Psalm 2 The Reign Of The Lord’s Anointed

To “Kiss the Son” speaks of relationship. It is a picture of love, devotion, and submission. If we read the verse in context, we notice that it is addressed to kings and judges of the earth.  In ancient times, and probably even now, the subjects of the king would stoop to kiss his hand.

If the kings and judges of the earth are commanded to humble themselves before the LORD’s Anointed, recognizing His total superiority, then what of the rest of us? Speaking to the kings and judges, therefore, includes all of humanity.”(Guzik)

All humanity is to submit to the Son, Jesus Christ.

And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.

Daniel 7:14

Was Muhammad misled and misguided to Kiss the Stone instead of to Kiss the Son? Was his devotion, affection and love misdirected to an inanimate stone in the corner instead of the One who is called The Cornerstone (cf Ephesians 2:20)

The Bible teaches that Jesus is “…the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 2:2
But Muhammad claimed that the Stone provides atonement for sins of Muslims!

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: I heard the Messenger of Allah say: “Touching them [the Black Stone and al-Rukn al-Yamani] is an expiation for sins.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 959.)

The Bible teaches that Jesus took on Himself the sins of man. (cf Mark 10:45, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:12)
But Muhammad claimed that it was the stone that absorbed the sins of man!

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allah said: “When the Black Stone came down from Paradise, it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam made it black.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 877; Ahmad, 2792)

Muslims mock Christians who tell them that Jesus came to save us from our sins. Yet, they have no problems about Muhammad saying the black stone can save you from your sins? Why has Muhammad substituted Jesus with a stone in Islam?

The Bible teaches that Jesus is the incarnation of God on earth. Jesus is God With Us. (cf Matthew 1:23)

According to Muslim sources, the black stone is the representation of Allah’s hand on earth.

The Black Stone is the right hand of Allah Most High on earth.” 
Ibn Qutayba in Ta’ wil Mukhtalif al-Hadith (1972 ed. p. 215=1995 ed. p. 198, 262) 
Source: Kaabah Info – everything you want to know about the holy ka’abah

الحجر الأسود يمين الله في الأرض، فمن صافحه وقبَّله فكأنما صافح الله وقبل يمينه

“The Black Stone is the right hand of Allah on earth; whoever touches it or kisses it, it is as if he shakes hands with Allah and kisses His right hand.”
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Suwaid b. Ghafala reported:
I saw Umar (Allah be pleased with him) kissing the Stone and clinging to it and saying: I saw Allah’s Messenger having great love for you.
Sahih Muslim 1271a; Book 15, Hadith 277

Why did Muhammad give his devotion and love to a stone? Why did he attribute to a stone what the Bible attributes to Jesus?

Muhammad was drawn to the stone as an object of worship from his days as a pagan idolater.

“We used to worship stones, and when we found a better stone than the first one, we would throw the first one and take the latter, but if we could not get a stone then we would collect some earth (i.e. soil) and then bring a sheep and milk that sheep over it, and perform the tawaf around it.”

Sahih Bukhari Volume 005, Book 059, Hadith 661

Read more:
Secret Of The Sinister Black Stone

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