Muslims tell us that all the prophets were Muslims. They say all the prophets submitted to God. Since Islam means “submission”, and all the prophets submitted to God, therefore they were all Muslims.
They point to the Bible where Abraham, Moses, Joseph, David and others submitted to God, as evidence that they were Muslims.
By using the same criteria that Muslims themselves use, i.e. Muslim means a submitter to God, I want to introduce one Muslim in the Bible that all Muslims have missed! Paul, the “Muslim” that all Muslims have been taught to despise and disparage.
Did Paul submit to God?
In Romans 12:1, Paul urges everyone to submit themselves to God as their deed of sacrifice.
(This is a call to Islam!)
In 1 Corinthians 9:27, Paul said that he brings himself to submission. “But I beat my body and bring it into submission…” (WEB).
(Paul is a Muslim!)
In Romans 10:3, Paul rebukes those who did not submit to God as..
“…ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their on, they did not SUBMIT TO GOD’s righteousness.”
(Paul chastises those who do not follow Islam!)
Muslims also fondly point out how postures of prayer in the Bible proves they prayed like Muslims. Well, Paul prayed like a Muslim too!
In Ephesians 3;14, he says, “For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father…”
I hear you saying, “Wait a minute, didn’t Paul teach to worship 3 gods? How can he be Muslim?”
Not true. Paul never taught three gods. This is slander by Muslims on a fellow-Muslim. There is no where that Paul teaches that there are three Gods.
In fact, he repeatedly professed the “shaadah”….
“…for us there is but one God..” 1 Corinthians 8:6
“For there is one God…” 1 Timothy 2:5
He even had instructions on hijab according to Muhammad!
So does the Quran talk about him? In the Quran 36:14, Allah says, “When We sent to them two Messengers, they belied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: “Verily! We have been sent to you as Messengers.”
Who were these three messengers that Allah sent? The Quran does not give us their names. But the widely renowned and accepted Tafsir Ibn Kathir does.
The messengers Allah sent were Sham’un (Shim’on/Simon), Yuhanna (Yochanan/John) and Bulus.
Who was Bulus?
Bulus is derived from the Latin form Paulus.
There you have it. Evidence from the Quran and tafsir that Allah sent Paul as a messenger. Why do Muslims insult Allah by denying and hating the messenger sent by Allah?
Mashallah! Bulus of Antioch!
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