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    • By Allahs WillThe Bible led me toIslamAbdul MalIk (M. J.) LeHianc
    • © All rights reservedNo part ofthis publication may be reproduced in any formor by any means, electronic or mechanical, includingphotocopying and recording by any information storageand retrieval system, without written permission of thepublisher.TitleCopyrightPrinting Supervised byPrinted at: The Bible led me to Islam: All rights reserved: M. R. Attique: Riyadh. Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaISBN: 1-894264-15-05th Edition: April 2005Distributed in Saudi Arabia byDar AI-Hadyan Publishers & DistributorsP.O. Box: 15031 Riyadh 11444Tel: 966-1-461-3911F:966-1-463-1685Distributed in Pakistan by:AI-Attique PublishersIsmaeel Centre,110-Chatergee Road, Urdu Bazar,Lahore 54000 PakistanC. Tel: + 92 333 4264878T.F. + 92 42 7911678Distributed in USA by:Dar-us-salam Book Shop486 Atlantic AveN.Y. 11217Tel: +I (718) 625 5925Fax: +1 (718) 6251511Published by:AI-Attique Publishers Inc. CANADAII Progress Ave Unit # 7 TorontoOntario MIP 4S7Tel: (416) 335-1179 Fax: (416) 335-9293E-mail: al-attique@al-attique.com&quran@istar.caWebsite: www.al-attique.com
    • PUBLISHERS NOTEIn the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. All the cardinaldoctrine of Christianity that is rejected by Islam and thecontroversy about the personality of Jesus Christ (May peace beupon him) is the major difference between Islam and Christianity.The trinity, the Divine Sonship of Christ, Original Sin, and atorment which these dogmas are the result of over-exhaling JesusChrist above what Allah wants him to be.The title" The Bible led me to Islam" by Br M.J.LeBianc, ails atpresenting a true picture of these doctrines to a true truth-seeker.By reading this compiled research book corresponds to theconviction that the more scientific and biblical studies advance.The more the scholars and thinkers, who are still within the foldof Christianity, will agree with Islam. This book should prove tobe a very valuable asset for both Muslim and Christians, and willbe an effective tool for Muslim propagator in our efforts to inviteChristians to Islam, God willing conversely, Christians shouldbecome more aware of what in fact the Bible says and what Jesusson of Mary (May peace be upon him) actually taught, as a resultof studying this book.We AI-Attique Publishers -Inc, Canada as always its motto is toenlighten the insight of mankind with the Light of Allah and lightof the true FAITH, and our hope is that the Non-Muslim willaccept the truth and bear witness to the Oneness of Allah and theMuhammad is His slave servant and Messenger (may peace andblessings be upon him)Yours brother in IslamM.R.AttiquePublishersAI-Attique Publishers Inc.CanadaDated: January 2000
    • -iPCi- ISLAMIC PROPAGATION CENTREINTERNATIONAL.th nooa. 12. QClUH mIHT. DUUAH _, l.r.A.,"ONI: (027·SI> ~"7 YlLlX, (otI> ,·a"ll IPCIIA AX: (027-S)_:U0:5 JANUARY 199916 RAMADAAN 1419 A.H.BROTHER ABDUL-MAUK leBLANCHADEED - I.S.D.P.O. BOX 10053AL JUBAIL INDUSTRIAL CITY 31961KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIARespected 8rotber Abdul-Malik,A:rS,Iamu AJaihJm WmbmabJIJ,bi WahmkahbaAll Prai!ieS are We to Allah (SWJ) and innumerable Durood and SallUlDU upon our HolyProphet Muwnmed (SAW). -How fortnnate that we are once more able to welcome the Blessed Mootb of Ram8dun,which brqs with it all iu Gnce and Ibu.n<!.ance of Spirituality. May you enjoy the ecstasyof it and may the Almighty Allah grant your household radiant health, happiness, prosperityand peace in the Universe.My bek>ved falber. SHEIKH AHMED DEEDAT. aho conveys his best wishes and wannSalaams to you.I acknoWledge receipt of your book "THE eIBLE LED ME TO ISLAM". I read the bookto Sheikh Ahmed Deedatlast night, who was thrilled with joy on the quality of the book andits contents. Sheikh Deedat said "an outstanding piece of work. "KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. May Allah mue it easy fur you in your efforts. Aameen.At the outset, our beloved father u more than a bundle of joy since be had suffered a stroke2h yean ago. He Ius truly shocked us by partaking in ll. discussion with christianmissionaries at home while still bedridden for oYer 1 hour.The ....Ipage 2
    • - Page 2-TIle missionaries came bome to pray for his good health, but they started preaching and said:THE GATE IN HEAVEN HAS A NAME ENGRAVED. THAT NAME IS NOTPROPHET MUHAMMED (PEACE BE UPON HIM) IS NOT PROPHET SULAIMAN(PEACE BE UPON HIM) AND IS NOT PROPHET MOOSA (PEACE BE UPON HIM)BUT THE NAME OF JESUS APPEARS ON THAT GATE AND THE KEY TO THEGATE IS THE BLOOD OF JESUS.Respected Brother, you wont believe what happened when they told him this. My fathervia a communication board began to question them about the validity of their statements.This lasted an hour and they fled when they realised that be was placing them in anembarrasing position and disclosing to them their faults in their own book.I am enclosing an article of a journalist who suffered a similar illness like my father. Theonly difference is my father still has his wit, speed and ability to remember this very day.JAZAKALLAH KHAIRAN.We are grateful to Allah (SWT) for preserving his faculty of hearing, seeing andunderstanding.We wish you everything of the best and please do keep in touch with us.Please pray for our Sheikh Deedal and ask your family and friends to join us in prayer.Was-Salaam.Your brother, (OL_ (ftJb~~~Ul .I .;/YOUSUF AHMED DEEDAT /,/
    • XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXdedicate this effort to my mother, father, brothers, sisters,daughter (Adrienne), fonner-wife and mother-in-law whom Ihope will one day become Muslims. Also, I would like to sharethe success of this book with Ahmed Deedat, whom I had thepleasure of meeting in an angelic state, in 1996, when he was apatient at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre inRiyadh, Saudi Arabia.M.l. LeBlanc3f: 3f: 3f: 3f: 3f: 3f: 3f: :June3f:3f: 3f:
    • CONTENTSPreface by MJ. LeBlancPray Without Ceasing 5Christianity 7Various Holy Bibles 11The Gospels............................................ 18Gospel - The Children of Israel................ 28Trinity 35Jesus as God 42Jesus as the Son of God 50The Crucifixion and Atonement 61The Resurrection 70Mohammed in the Bible 77Conclusion 89References 94
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxPREFACEThis effort is for all Christians who recognize theirinner responsibility and yearning for guidedworship of the One True God. Worship that is notbased on social, secular or family norms, butbecause it is his/her birthright and duty to worshiptheir (our) Creator.This book is a compilation of excerpts fromseveral books addressing Christianity that I hadthe pleasure of reading before and after I became aMuslim. After becoming a Muslim, I continued toread books about Christianity because the "skin"of Christianity was hard to cast off after 28 yearsin the religion; years that almost led me tobecoming the minister of an African MethodistEpiscopal (A.M.E.) church In Great Falls,Montana.I have attempted to select and arrange pertinentinformation from these resourceful books in astraight forward manner, so as to provide the kindof tailored and consolidated information I would
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhave liked someone to give me during myChristian days. Nevertheless, the plan for me toembrace/revert back to Islam came as prescribedby Allah.I would like to mention that when I refer to theword "God" in this book, Im speaking of the OneSupreme Being, who has no partners and is notpart of a trinity. It should be mentioned that theArabic word "Allah" was used by Christians aswell as by Muslims according to the 1966 editionof Encyc10pedia Britannica (See the word Allah).I encourage you to set aside your pre-conceivednotions about Christianity and Islam, and have anopen mind for what is presented. It is my hope (ByAllahs Will) that this effort will open before youa spark of interest that enables you to continue toread beyond the Bible, and make an educateddecision after understanding both rehgions. Adecision that is based on your choice and not thechoice of your parents or the media. Once youhave all the facts, you can then align yourself withthe only purpose we were created, and that is toworship (Allah) God.
    • PRAY WITHOUT CEASINGDuring my Christian days there were many versesin the Bible that made me question the religion Iwas following (Christianity). There was oneparticular verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 whichsays; "pray without ceasing," that lingeredheavily in my mind. I often wondered how aperson (Christian) was supposed to pray (be in astate of worship) without ceasing? Without anybiblical or divine guidance, the only way I thoughtthis to be possible was to always do good deedsand keep the remembrance of God on my tongueand in my heart. However, I found this to besomewhat impossible to do. But when I wasintroduced to Islam in 1987, and began to read andlearn more about this way of life, I found thatIslam provided divine guidance both from God(Allah) and Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) bywhich a person could pray (be in a state ofworship) without ceasing, if it was the will of God.Whether waking up, eating, sleeping, putting onclothes, being in the presence of a woman, lookingat a woman, going shopping, going to the
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxbathroom, looking in the mirror, traveling, visitingthe sick, sitting in a non-religious meeting, takinga bath, having sexual intercourse with ones wife,yawning, cutting your nails, sneezing, greetingpeople, talking, hosting guests at home, walking,exercising, fighting, entering my house, prayingand many other acts, Islam and the guidancetherein of the Quran, and the acts and sayings ofProphet Mohammed (PBUH), provided ways inwhich I could observe 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Inaddition, it allowed me to be at peace with myself,and in submission to the One True God - Allah.This divine guidance of Islam taught me greatlyabout my duties, responsibilities and birthright tomy Creator (Allah), and more about the religion ofChristianity. Hence, having read and learned moreabout Christianity as a Muslim, I (By the Will ofAllah) felt it necessary to share with you how theBible led me to Islam.
    • CHRISTIANITYGiven the fact that there has never been in thehistory of the Torah (Old Testament) for thereligion of God to be named after a Prophet (i.e:,Adamanity, Abrahamity, Mosanity, etc.), I hope toexplain that Jesus did not preach the religion ofChristianity, but a religion that gives all Praise andWorship to The One God.One of the questions I asked myself as I took anobjective (second) look at Christianity was; wheredid the word Christianity come from and was theword ever mentioned by Jesus? Well, I did notfind the word Christianity in the Bible, not even ina Bible dictionary. Specifically, I did not find inthe Bible where Jesus called himself a Christian.The word Christian was first mentioned by apagan to describe those who followed Jesus. It ismentioned one of three times in the NewTestament by a pagan and Jews in Antioch about43 A.D., (Acts 11 :26, Acts 26:28 and 1 Peter4:16) long after Jesus had left this earth.8Toaccept the words of pagans as having any value or
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxassociation with divinity, Jesus or God is contraryto the teachings of all prophets.Jesus prophesied that people will worship himuselessly and believe in doctrines made by men(Matthew 15:9):"But in vain they do worship me, teaching fordoctrines the commandments of men."This verse, Matthew 15:9, is further supported bythese words of the Quran, 5: 116 - 117:"And behold! Allah will say: 0 Jesus, son ofMary, didst thou say unto men, Take me and mymother for two gods beside Allah?" He (Jesus)will say: "Glory to Thee! Never could I say whatI had no right. Had I said such a thing Thouwouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowst whatis in my heart, though I know not what is inThine. For Thou knowest in full all that ishidden. Never said I to aught except what Thoudidst command me to say, to wit, "WorshipAllah, my Lord and your Lord: And I was awitness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them;
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxwhen Thou didst take me up Thou wast theWatcher over them, and Thou art a witness to allthings. "I found that Biblical verses like John 5:30, John12:49, John 14:28, Isaiah 42:8 and Acts 2:22support the above-mentioned verses of the Quran.Before leaving the subject of Christianity, whichwill be discussed throughout this book, I shouldmention one small, but significant, point ofobservation.
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxIf Christians are "Christ-like," why are they notgreeting each other with the words; Peace Be WithYou (Salamu Alaikum), as Jesus did in Luke24:36. As you may be aware, the greeting fromone Muslim to another Muslim is AssalamuAlaikum; a Christ-like saying.
    • VARIOUS HOLY BIBLESIt is worth mentioning that the Bible referencescited in this book may not be exactly as the Bibleyou are using. There are many Bibles on themarket that are used by different Christian sectsand all of these sects say that their book, thoughdifferent, is the word of God. Such Bibles are: TheRevised Standard Version 1952 & 1971, NewAmerican Standard Bible, The Holy Bible: NewInternational Version, The Living Bible, NewWorld Translation of the Holy Scriptures used byJehovah Witnesses, Roman Catholic Version andthe King James Version. A special note: I have notfound within the verses of these Bibles where the"New Testament" calls itself the "NewTestament," and nowhere does the "OldTestament" calls itself the "Old Testament." Also,the word "Bible" is unknown within the pages ofthe Bible.loIn addition to the many different Christian sectsand Bibles, I have learned that there are alsodifferent men, not prophets, who founded thesesects and are using various interpretations of the
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBible and/or man-made doctrines as their creed.The table on page 93 titled, Origin of MajorDenominations in the United States, depictsmodem Christianity as having a strong influenceby men founders and their man-made doctrines.I would like to share with you some thoughts thatyou may not have read or known about the Biblebeing the Word of God. Briefly, let me mentionthat on 8 September 1957, the JehovahsWitnesses in their "Awake" magazine carried thisstartling headline - 50,000 ERRORS IN THEBIBLE. If you ask a Jehovahs Witness about thisheadline, it may be said that today most of thoseerrors have been eliminated. How many have beeneliminated, 5,000? 500? 50? Even if 50 remain,would one attribute those errors to God? 10Is Jeremiah 8:8 also saying that the Law/Torahhas been tampered with and is not completely thewords of God?:"How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of theLORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made heit; the pen of the scribes is in vain."
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxLet me pose another question: If a "holy" bookcontained conflicting verses, do you still considerit to be holy? Most likely you will say of coursenot. Let me share with you some conflicting versesboth in the Old and New Testaments:II Samuel 8:4 (vs)II Samuel 8:9-10II Kings 8:26II Samuel 6:23Genesis 6:3John 5:37John 5:31I Chronicles 18:4I Chronicles 18:9-10II Chronicles 22:2II Samuel 21:8Genesis 9:29John 14:9John 8:14Only two contradictions of the New Testamenthave been mentioned, but others will be referencedwhen the Trinity, Divinity of Jesus Christ, DivineSonship of Jesus, Original Sin and Atonement arereviewed.How could the "inspired words" of God get thegenealogy of Jesus incorrect (See Matthew 1:6-16where it states 26 forefathers up to prophet David,and Luke 3:23-31 says 41 in number). Or for thatmatter, give a genealogy to Jesus who had no
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfather? See II Kings 19:1-37, now read Isaiah37:1-38. Why is it that the words of these versesare identical? Yet they have been attributed to twodifferent authors, one unknown and the other isIsaiah, who are centuries apart; and yet, theChristians have claimed these books to beeninspired by God. foSo God Almighty forgot thatHe had dictated the passage before so He had todictate it again, word for word?Other contradictions of the Bible can be found inthe book titled; 101 Clear Contradictions in theBible, by Shabir Ally. A sample of them areprovided below:#50 - Did Jesus die before the curtain of the temple wastom?(a) Yes (Matthew 27:50-51; Mark 15:37-38)(b) No. After the curtain was tom, then Jesus crying with aloud voice (Luke 23 :45-46).#54 - Did Jesus ascend to Paradise the same day of thecrucifixion?(a) Yes. He said to the thief who defended him, "Today youwill be with me in Paradise (Luke 23:43)
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(b) No. He said to Mary Magdelene two days later, "I havenot yet ascended to the Father." (John 20:17)#61 - How did Judas die?(a) After he threw the money into the temple he went awayand hanged himself (Matthew 27:5)(b) After he bought the field with the price of his evil deedhe fell headlong and burst open in the middle and all hisbowels gushed out (Acts 1: 18)#75 - Acording to the gospels, what were the last words ofJesus before he died?(a) "Father,into thy hands I commit my spirit!"(Luke 23:46)(b) "It is finished" (John 19:30)I looked up the word Easter in the Nelson Bibledictionary and learned that the word "Easter" (asmentioned in Acts 12:4) is a mistranslation of"pascha," the ordinary Greek word for "Passover."As you know, Passover is a Jewish celebration nota Christian holiday, which Jesus did participate inas indicated in Matthew 26:17-20. So, why areChristians not celebrating Passover as Jesus did, orfor that matter, why are "Christians" not Jews? Ithink human hands, all too human, had playedhavoc with the Bible.1O
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxFrom the brief points mentioned above, and thefact that Biblical scholars themselves haverecognized the human nature and humancomposition of the bible (Curt Kuhl, The OldTestament: Its Origin and Composition, pp 47, 51,52), there should exist in the Christians mindsome acceptance to the fact that maybe every wordofthe Bible is not Gods Word.As a side note to this subject, let me mention thatsome Christians believe that the Bible was dictatedto Prophet Mohammed by a Christian monk, andthat is why some of the biblical accounts are in theQuran. After some research, I found that this couldnot have happened because there were no ArabicBibles in existence in the 6th century of theChristian era when Mohammed lived andpreached.11Therefore, no Arab, not even ProphetMohammed, who was absolutely unlettered andunlearned, would have had the opportunity toexamine the written text of the Bible in his ownlanguage. The Quran 5: 15-16 says:opeople of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)!Now has come to you Our Messenger
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(Mohammed) explaining to you much of thatwhich you used to hide from the Scripture andpassing over (i.e., leaving out without explaining)much. Indeed, there has come to you from Allaha light (Mohammed) and a plain Book (thisQuran), wherewith Allah guides all those whoseek His Good Pleasure to ways ofpeace, and hebrings them out of darkness by His will untolight and guides them to a Straight Way.
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTHE GOSPELSIf you read Luke 1:2 - 3, you will learn, as I didthat Luke (who was not one ofthe 12 disciples andnever met Jesus) said that he himself was not aneyewitness to Jesus walk on earth, and theknowledge he gathered was from eyewitnesses,and not as words inspired by God.8Incidentally,why does every "Gospel" begin with theintroduction ACCORDING TO. Why "accordingto?" The reason for this is because not a single oneof the gospels carries its original authorsautograph! Even the internal evidence. of Matthew9:9 proves that Matthew was not the author of thefirst Gospel which bears his name:"And as Jesus passed forth thence, HE (Jesus)saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at thereceipt of custom: and HE (Jesus) saith untoHIM (Matthew), follow ME (Jesus). And HE(Matthew) arose, and followed HIM (Jesus)."Without any stretch of the imagination, one cansee that the HEs and the HIMs of the abovenarration do not refer to Jesus or Matthew as its
    • author, but a third person writing what he saw orheard - a hearsay account, JO and not wordsinspired by God.It is worth noting, and well known throughout thereligious world, that the choice of the present four"gospels" of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark,Luke and John) were imposed in the Council ofNicea 325 C.E. for political purposes under theauspices of the pagan Emperor Constantine,5andnot by Jesus.Constantines mind had not been enlightenedeither by study or by inspiration. He was a pagan,a tyrant and criminal who murdered his son, hiswife and thousands of innocent individualsbecause of his lust for political power. Constantineratified other decisions in the Nicene creed such asthe decision to call Christ "the Son of God, onlybegotten of the Father."lJLiterally, hundreds of gospels and religiouswritings were hidden from the people. Some ofthose writings were written by Jesus disciples,and many of them were eyewitnesses to Jesus
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxactions. The Nicea Council decided to destroy allgospels written in Hebrew which resulted in theburning ofnearly three hundred accounts.13Ifthesewritings were not more authentic than the fourpresent gospels, they were of equal authenticity.Some of them are still available such as theGospel of Barnabas and the Shepherd of Hennaswhich agree with the Quran.5The Gospel ofBarnabas, until now, is the only eyewitnessaccount of the life and mission of Jesus.13Eventoday, the whole of the Protestant world,Jehovahs Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists andother sects and denominations condemn theRoman Catholic version of the Bible because itcontains seven "extra" books. The Protestantshave bravely expunged seven whole books fromtheir "Word of God." A few of the outcasts are theBooks of Judith, Tobias, Baruch and Esther. 10Concerning Jesus teachings of the Gospel(Injeel), the Gospel writers frequently mentionedJesus preaching the Gospel: Matthew 9:35, Mark8:35 and Luke 20:1. The word "gospel" isrecurrently used in the Bible. However, in the NewTestament Greek edition, the word evangelion is
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxused in place of the word gospel, which istranslated to mean good news. 14My question was:What Gospel did Jesus preach? Of the 27 books ofthe New Testament, only a small fraction can beaccepted as the words of Jesus,10 and only 4 of the27 books are known to be attributed as the Gospelof Jesus. Paul supposedly wrote the remaining 23.Muslims do believe that Jesus was given Gods"Good News." However, they do not recognize thepresent four Gospels as the utterances ofJesus. 14The earliest Gospel is that of Marks which waswritten about 60-75 A.D. Mark was the son ofBarnabass sister. Matthew was a tax collector, ~minor official who did not travel around withJesus. Lukes Gospel was written much later, andin fact, drawn from the same sources as Marksand Matthews. Luke was Pauls physician, andlike Paul, never met Jesus. By the way, did youknow that the names Mark and Luke were notincluded in the 12 appointed disciples of Jesus asmentioned in Matthew 10:2-4?Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; Thefirst, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew hisbrother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxbrother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, andMatthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, andLebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon theCanaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.Johns Gospel is from a different source, and waswritten in about 100 A.D.7He (John) should not beconfused with John, the disciple, who wasbeheaded by Agrippa I in the year 44 CE longbefore this gospel was written. It should be knownthat for two centuries it was hotly debated whetherthe Gospel ofJohn should be accepted as a reliableaccount of the life of Jesus, and whether it shouldbe included in the scriptures. 7Christians, as I once did, boast about the GospelsAccording to Matthew, According to Mark,According to Luke and According to John.However, if we think about it, there is not a singleGospel according to Jesus himself. 1oAccording tothe preface of the KJV New Open Bible StudyEdition, the word "Gospel" was added (see theinformation below) to the original titles,"According to John, According to Matthew,According to Luke and According to Mark."
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAt an early date this gospel was given the title KataMatthaion, "According to Matthew." As this titlesuggests, other gospel accounts were known at thattime (the word gospel was added later).4The permission to call the "According to "writings the Gospel was not given by Jesus nor byany other divine guidance. These writings;Matthew, Luke, Mark and John were neveroriginally intended to be the Gospel. Therefore,Mark 1:1 can not be a true statement that hiswriting is the gospel of Jesus.It should be mentioned that Muslims must believein all Divine Scriptures in their original fonn, theirProphets and make no distinction between them:The Suhuf (Abraham); Torah (Moses); Psalms(David); Gospel - or the Injeel (Jesus); and, theQuran (Mohammed). It is clearly stated in theQuran 3:3 that Allah sent down the Torah and theGospel. ,However, none of these scriptures remainsin its original form now, except the Quran, whichwas sent for all mankind everywhere and for alltimes.
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxIn addition to other reasons why the Quran wassent to mankind, as mentioned in 18:4-5, it wassent to warn the Christians of a terriblepunishment from God ifthey cease not in saying:"Allah hath begotten a son. "o , . " .., ~ " .... " ,.. :;p.~ ~ ~ H~ (t) I...Uj llil 1...;..;1 I}j ~.JJI J~j~ , , .-; .... tI " . " " "0.r1~ 01 ~1~1!f. *~ ~ u:;$ r-¥~~ .lJ~ " ~ ~ -.:..; " III«~I • (0) 4¥ ~~lVlusllms sincerely believe that everything Jesus(May the peace and blessing of God be upon him)preached was from God; the Gospel (Injeel): The"good news" and the guidance of God for theChildren of Israel.10 There is no place mentioned inthe present four Gospels that Jesus wrote a singleword of his Gospel, nor is it mentioned that Jesusinstructed anyone to do so. What passes off as the"Gospels" today are the works of third partyhuman hands. 10The Quran 2:79 says:"And woe to those who write the book with theirown hands and then say: "This is from Allah(God)." To traffic with it for a miserable price!
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSo woe to them for what their hands do write,and woe to themfor what they earn thereby!"Before closing this chapter, I would like to sharewith you some comments from an article printed inthe U.S. News & World Report, In Search ofJesus, April 8, 1996, page 47-53:• Robert Funk, a renowned biblical scholar, and50 religion professors concluded that no morethan 20 percent of the sayings and even fewerof the deeds attributed to Jesus are authentic.Among the cast offs: the Lords Prayer, thesaying from the cross and any claims of Jesusto divinity, the virgin birth, most of hismiracles and his bodily resurrection. (Page 49)
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx• John Meier, a professor at the CatholicUniversity of America in Washington DC:,concludes:* He (Jesus) was born around 7 BC in Nazareth, notin Bethlehem as the gospel of Luke says.* Despite official Catholic teaching that Mary, themother of Jesus, remained a virgin all of her life,Meier says Jesus had four brothers and at least twosisters, details that emerge from the gospels of Markand John and from the writings of Paul. The virginbirth of Jesus, says Meier, "cannot be proven ordisproven" by historical investigation.* He had a brief ministry in Galilee as a teacher,prophet and worker of deeds that were perceived bysome as miracles.* He was arrested in Jerusalem and crucified underfontius Pilate somewhere around A.D. 30. Hisfollowers claimed he rose from the dead. (Page 50)• John Crossan, one of the most prolific of themodem questers, a former Roman Catholicpriest and professor emeritus at DepaulUniversity in Chicago, thinks the evidence hes
    • gathered would rule out most of Christianitystraditional teachings. Biblical accounts of theLast Supper and appearances of the risen Jesus,he says for example, are merely attempts by hisdevout followers to express their "continuedexperience" of his presence after theCrucifixion. (Page 52)
    • GOSPEL - THE CHILDREN OF ISRAELMany Christians believe that Jesus message wasfor all people. When approached by a Canaanitewoman who asked Jesus to heal her daughter, he atfirst refused, stating (Matthew 15:24):"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of thehouse of Israel..."Also Matthew 1:21:"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shaltcall his name Jesus; for he shall save his peoplefrom their sins."Jesus also instructed the 12 disciples to go preachrepentance to the lost sheep of the house of Israeland not to the Gentiles or the Samaritans(Matthew 10:5-6):These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commandedthem, saying, Go not into the way of theGentiles, and into any city of the Samaritansenter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of
    • the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach,saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.It is clear that Jesus and the 12 disciples were sentfor the people of Israel and not to the world. SoJohn 3:16; "For God so loved the world that hegave his only begotten son, that whoeverbelieves in him should not perish but haveeternal life," should not make reference to"whoever" but to the children of Israel.Another noteworthy saying of Jesus is Matthew5:17-18:"Think not that I come to destroy the law(Torah) or the prophets: (Adam, Abraham,Moses, Noah, David, etc.), I come not todestroy, but to fulfill. For verily, I say unto you,till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one titleshall in no wise pass from the law, till all befulfilled."In Matthew 8:4, Jesus instructed the cured leperto "go to the Priest" and offer that which wasprescribed by Moses. Some Christian sects go
    • against this verse and claim that the Old Testamentis obsolete and has been replaced by the NewTestament. As you may understand, Jesus did notdo away with the Old Testament and its teachings.So why should some Christians?Here is a citation from the Bible Dictionaryconcerning the Ten Commandments applicabilityto present day Christianity:The ten laws given by God as guidelines for daily living. They are partof a covenant between God and His people <Ex. 34:28; Deut. 4: 13;10:4>. These laws are often called the Decalogue, from the Greek wordwhich means "ten words."Although God gave the Ten Commandments to His people throughMoses at Mount Sinai more than 3,000 years ago, they are still relevanttoday. They have an abiding significance, for Gods character isunchangeable. These laws originate from God and from His eternalcharacter; therefore, their moral value cannot change.About 1,300 years after God gave the laws, Jesus upheld them callingthem the "conunandments" and listing five of them for the rich youngruler <Matt. 19: 16-22>. And in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus showedthat His coming had not canceled the Conunandments. He specificallymentioned the laws against killing <Matt. 5:21> and committingadultery <Matt. 5:27>.Jesus actually placed these laws on a higher plane by demanding thatthe spirit as well as the legal aspects of the law be kept. Jesus placedHis eternal stamp of approval on the Jaw by declaring, "Do not think
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxthat I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come todestroy but to fulfill" <Matt. 5:17-19>.The holy God uttered His Commandments from the top of Mount Sinaiamid smoke and fire-- visible expressions of His power, majesty, andauthority <Ex. 19: 16--20: 17>. Later the Commandments were engravedon two tablets of stone, "written with the finger of God" <Ex. 31: 18>.The awesome nature of the events surrounding the giving of the law ismentioned a number of times in the Bible, perhaps to emphasize thesolemnity of the occasion <Ex. 19:16-19; Deut. 4:11-12>.The Ten Commandments form the heart of the special COVENANTbetween God and His people. He told them, "Now therefore, if you willindeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be aspecial treasure to Me above all people... And you shall be to Me akingdom of priests and a holy nation" <Ex. 19:5>. These verses alsoemphasize that their obedience to the Commandments was to be thebasis of Israels existence as the special people of God.God never intended for the Ten Commandments to be a set ofregulations by which the people of Israel would earn salvation. Godsfavor had already been freely granted! This was overwhelminglydemonstrated by His deliverance of Israel from Egyptian bondage<Deut. 4:37>. Therefore, at the heart of the covenant relationship lay anact of divine GRACE. God even prefaced the Ten Commandments witha reminder of His deliverance <Ex. 20:2>.The Ten Commandments are still relevant today. The world desperatelyneeds to see the name and character of God displayed in the lives ofChristians who still take His Word seriously. These Commandments,particulady coupled with the teachings of Christ, are still the bestguidelmes for practical daily living known to man.Read Romans 13:8&9:
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(Owe no man any thing, but to love oneanother: for he that loveth another hathfulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt notcommit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thoushalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear falsewitness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there beany other commandment, it is brieflycomprehended in this saying, namely, Thoushalt love thy neighbour as thyself).3By the use of Romans 13:8-9, Paul has excusedChristians from their obligation to worship Godwith all faculties of their body by basically saying,all that a person has to do to fulfill the Law(Torah/Old Testament) is to love one another asthyself. Jesus did not exclude our first andforemost obligation (which is one of the first andgreatest commandments) to worship only OneGod; and secondly, to love our neighbor asstressed in Mark 12:29-31:And Jesus answered him, "The first of all thecommandments is, Hear, 0 Israel; The Lordour God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxLord thy God with all thy heart, and with allthy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thystrength: this is the first commandment. Andthe second is like, namely this, Thou shalt lovethy neighbour as thyself. There is none othercommandment greater than these."After reading Galatians 5:2; "Behold, I Paul sayunto you, that, if ye be circumcised, Christ shallprofit you nothing,") I learned that Paulabolished circumcision which is included in thelaw (Torah). As a matter of fact, Jesus and Johnthe Baptist were both circumcised. Thisabolishment of Pauls is a contradiction to Jesusand Abrahams teachings. For all Muslims andChristians are from the seed of Abraham, andcircumcision is an obligatory act. In fact, Abrahamwas neither a Jew nor a Christian, and his religion,which should be followed, is the worship of nogod but the One True God.With Matthew 5:17-18 in mind, let me identifyanother inconsistency in the New Testament. InMark 16:15 it is mentioned that Jesus said:
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospelto every creature."This contradicts Matthew 1:21, 10:5-6, 15:24,and 28:19. Depending upon which Bible you areusing, Matthew 28:19 could read "all nations" oras "all the nations," which should mean thetwelve tribes of Israel as Jesus said in Matthew15:24.
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTRINITYThe Trinity, which I came to know, is not biblical.The word trinity is not even in the Bible, nor theBible dictionaries. The trinity was never taught byJesus and was never specifically mentioned byJesus.SThe formulation of the trinity was presented byAthenasius, an Egyptian deacon from Alexandria,and was also accepted by the Council of Niceamore than three centuries after Jesus had departedthe earth.S Other such man-made decisions of theCouncil contributed to the declaration of theRoman Sunday as the Christian Sabbath13and theestablishment of December 25 as Jesus birthday.This was done in order to have a celebration thatoccurred on the same day as the birthdays of pagangods such as Nimrod (Babylon god), Krishna(Hindus god), Mithra (Greek/Roman god), andDionysius (or Bacchus of Greece) who is namedthe only begotten son of Jupiter and was born of avirgin mother named Demeter on December 25th.Clearly, the Bible predicted and forbade the
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdecoration of (Christmas) trees in Jeremiah 10:2-5:Thus saith the Lord, "Learn not the way of theheathen, and be not dismayed at the signs ofheaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.For the customs of the people are vain: for onecutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of thehands of the workman, with the axe. They deckit with silver and with gold; they fasten it withnails and with hammers, that it move not.,,3Verses like Matthew 28:19, John 14:11 and 1John 5:7 & 8 may be used by Christians toconfirm the Trinity. The Trinitarian dogma wasmerely deduced from I John 5:7 which states:"For there are three that bear record in heaven,the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: andthese three are one."This verse has long been exposed as spurious, anunauthorized addition to the Greek text of the NewTestament. Christian scholars of the Bible laterfound that this dogma was an interpolation in the
    • King James version. In fact, no less than a groupof 32 Christian scholars of highest eminence,advised by a board of 50 representatives ofvarious denominations came up in 1949 with arevised standard version of the New Testament,and of the whole Bible in 1952, discarding theforegoing passage.13The New Testament refers many times to Jesus asGods servant (see Matthew. 12:18 for example).Now read Acts 2:22:"Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazarethwas a man accredited by God to you bymiracles, wonders and signs, which God didamong you through him, as you yourselvesknow."How then could Jesus be Gods servant and God atthe same time? Read John 17:21., (That they allmay be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I inthee, that they also may be one in us: that theworld may believe that thou hast sent me.), andyou will deduce that if God, Jesus and the HolyGhost form one unity of the Trinity, then with the
    • XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXdisciples included they should form a God unity offifteen (15).8 According to John 14:9, Jesus isGod;"...he that hath seen me hath seen the Father."Now lets read John 4:24: "God is a Spirit..."and John 5:37: "...ye have neither heard Hisvoice at any time, nor seen His shape." And 1Timothy 6:16: "...whom no man hath seen norcan see...."As indicated in Exodus 33:20, human sight cannotbear to look upon the glory of God and live, sohow can human flesh bear to have this Glorywrapped up in it?14 What the disciples saw wasJesus, the Prophet, and not God. John 5:37:"...ye have neither heard His (God) voice at anytime, nor seen His shape," also contradictsMatthew 3:17 in which it is said that God washeard saying "this is my beloved Son, in whom Iam well pleased."XXXXXXXXXXXXX 38XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    • It is unclear to detennine whether it is the holyghost, holy spirit, spirit of truth, spirit of God orspirit in general that supposedly make up the"trinity." For the Nelson Bible dictionary indicatesthat the Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit are thesame, which is a contradiction to the belief ofsome Christian sects. However, there are variousverses in the bible that depicts different actions ofthe various spirits:Verses SpiritsAnd the angel answered and said Holy Ghost - Performingunto her, the Holy Ghost shall miracles by Gods commandcome upon thee. Luke 1:35Know ye not that ye are the Spirit of God - Dwellingtemple of God, and that the Spirit within a personof God dwelth in you? 1Corinthians 3:16Even the Spirit of Truth, whom Spirit of Truth - Whom thethe world cannot receive... John world cannot receive14:17Give the Holy Spirit to them that Holy Spirit - Given to thoseask him. Luke 11:13 that ask. Dwelling; withinBut when the Comforter is come, Comforter (Holy Ghost) - Towhom I will send unto you from come after Jesus left the earth.the Father, even the Spirit ofTruth, which proceedeth from the Spirit of Truth - That whichFather, he shall testify of me.comes from the Father.John 15:26In whom ye also trusted, after that Holv Snirit - The spirit that
    • ye heard the word of truth, the was promised.gospel ofyour salvation: in whomalso after that ye believed ye weresealed with that Holy Spirit ofpromise. Ephasians 1:13Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I Spirit (In general) - Could besay unto thee, Except a man be interrupted as anyone of theborn ofwater and of the Spirit, he above-mentioned spirits/ghost.cannot enter the kingdom ofGod.John 3:5And the Angel Gabriel was sent Angel Gabriel - (Specificallyfrom God unto... Luke 1:26 mentioned)At this point let me mention what the Quran(5:73) says about the Trinity:"They disbelieve who say: Allah is one ofthree(In a Trinity) for there is no god except One God.If they desist notfrom their word (ofblasphemy),verily a grievous chastisement will befall thedisbelievers among them. "
    • Is this not what is mentioned in the law(Torah/Old Testament) of Moses within themeaning of the first commandment - The Onenessof God, which Jesus came not to destroy but tofulfill, as conveyed strongly in John 5:46-47:"For had you believed Moses, ye would havebelieved me: for he wrote of me. But if youbelieve not his writings, how shall ye believe mywords?"Moses spoke of no Trinity, neither did Jesus! Sowhy should Christians?A special reference concerning the Trinity shouldbe added here as printed in the August 25th 1997issue ofNewsweek titled Hail, Mary,.• Further to the Holy Trinity, a growing movement in theRoman Catholic Church wants the Pope to proclaim anew, controversial dogma: that Mary, the mother ofJesus, is a co-redeemer. Therefore, in place of the HolyTrinity, it would appear, there would be a kind of HolyQuartet, with many playing the multiple roles ofdaughter of the Father, mother of the Son and spouse ofthe Holy Spirit.
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJESUS AS GODIt is common knowledge that the divinity of Jesuswas introduced by Paul, who never met Jesus orhis followers, and was established on the deadbodies of millions of Christians through historywhich evoked Castillos well-known remark "Toburn a man is not to prove a doctrine."s As thedoctrine of the divinity of Jesus Christ ispresented, keep in mind these two very importantverses:(Matthew 5:17 & 18): "Think not that I come todestroy the law or the prophets, I come not todestroy but to fulfill..."Is Jesus God? Some Christians would say; yes, anduse John 1:1; In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God, and the Word wasGod, as their support. But remember, as statedearlier in John 5:37, no man has seen or heardGod. So using John 1:1 in support that Jesus isGod would mean that there are at least two Gods(God and Jesus). Let me point out otherdisagreements to John 1:1 from Deuteronomy
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx4:39, Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaac 43:10-11, Isaac44:6 and Isaac 45:18. For Isaac 43:10-11 statesthat there is no savior but God, and Isaac 45:18concludes that God alone was the Creator and noone else, not even Jesus, participated in thecreation. Other verses that support the oneness ofGod, as do the entire Quran, can be found inDeuteronomy 4:35, Exodus 8:10, II Samuel7:22, I Kings 8:23, I Chronicles 17:20, Psalms86:8, 89:6 and 113:5, Hosea 13:4 and Zachariah14:9.In the New Testament, Jesus specifically said hecame not to destroy the law, and he confirms thatin relationship to the oneness of God in Mark12:29:"And Jesus answered him, The first of all thecommandments is, Hear, 0 Israel: The LordQ!!! God is one Lord."And 1 Corinthians 8:4:"...none other God but one."
    • Now, is John 1:1 right and are all these otherverses wrong, or the reverse? It is plain to see thatJesus was still trying to teach (the Children ofIsrael) the first commandment of the OldTestament (Mark 12:29-30, Exodus 20:2-5) andthat repentance of sins was necessary for theKingdom of Heaven (Matthew 4:17 & Mark1:15). Lastly, Matthew 19:16-17, also conveysthe Oneness of God and gives the guidance basedon the commandments of the Old Testament forentering into etemallife:"And behold one came and said to him (Jesus),Good teacher, what good thing shall I do that Imay have eternal life? So he said to him, Whydo you call me good? - No one is good but One,this is, God. But if you want to enter intoeternal life, keep the commandments."Another way to further clarify John 1:1 is tointroduce to you what the Quran says about Jesusand the Word. In Chapter 3:45:Behold! the angels said: "0 Mary! Allah giveththee glad tidings ofa Word from Him: his name
    • will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held inhonor in this world and the Hereafter, and of(the company oj) those nearest to Allah. "This verse and verse 3:39 of the Quran pronounceJesus as a word from Allah as do 1 Corinthians3:32:"And ye are Christs; and Christ is Gods."Maybe John 1:1 should have been written as"...and the Word was Gods."s There are otherverses of the Bible that support that the Word wasGods: John 5:30-31, John 8:40, John 12:49, andJohn 17:3.It is clear that Jesus never claimed divinity to God:"I do nothing of myself," (John 8:28); "MyFather is greater that I," (John 14:28); "The
    • Lord our God is one Lord," (Mark 12:29); "MyGod, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"(Mark 15:34); and, "Father, into thy ha.nds Icommend my spirit," (Luke 23:46).8Further, Luke 4:1-13 tell us that Jesus wastempted by Satan for forty days. In James 1:13, itsays:" ...for God cannot be tempted with evil..."Finally, the New Testament refer many times toJesus as "Gods servant" (see Matthew 12:18 forexample). How then could Jesus be Gods servantand God at the same time?14Before closing this subject, let me present onemore thought. In Luke 5:16, when Jesuswithdrew himself into the wilderness to pray, whodid he pray to? Himself or God? Read Luke 11 :2-4:And he said unto them, "When ye pray, say,Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed bethy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done,
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxas in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by dayour daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for wealso forgive every one that is indebted to us.And lead us not into temptation; but deliver usfrom evil."Is there anywhere in this prayer that Jesus said tosay, "in Jesus name" when you pray? For thisprayer was the answer to the question; how shouldwe pray? Everything a God fearing person couldever need or ask of God is in this prayer. Mostimportantly, the forgiveness of our trespasses(sins). This prayer supports the good news of Jesusthat sins are forgiven by God only if a personrepents and stop their wrong doings. This messagewas the beginning of Jesus ministry as stated inMatthew 4:17:From that time Jesus began to preach, and tosay, "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is athand."Jesus prophesied that people will worship himuselessly and will believe in doctrines not made byGod but by men (Matthew 15:9):
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"But in vain they do worship me, teaching fordoctrines the commandment of men."This verse is speaking of the Christians. For thereis no other religion that worships Jesus exceptChristianity, and the very act of worshipping Jesusopposes Exodus 20:3-6, Matthew 4:10 and Luke4:8 which says:Exodus 20:3-6"Thou shalt have no other gods before me.Thou shalt not make unto thee any gravenimage, or any likeness of any thing that is inheaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, orthat is in the wa(er under the earth: Thou shaltnot bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon thechildren unto the third and fourth generation ofthem that hate me; And shewing mercy untothousands of them that love me, and keep mycommandments."Matthew 4:10
    • Then saith Jesus unto him, "Get thee hence,Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship theLord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJESUS AS THE SON OF GODIs Jesus the Son of God? Matthew 3:17, whichwas shown earlier, as a contradiction concerninghearing Gods voice could be used by someChristians to support the divine sonship of Jesus.If Matthew 3:17; "And 10 a voice for heaven,saying, This is my beloved Son in whom I amwell pleased," is used to support divine sonship,then there should be no other verse that contradictsor gives equal divine sonship to another person orpersons in the Old or New Testament. However,many references were found in the Old and NewTestaments that mentioned someone other thanJesus as having a divine sonship to God. SeeExodus 4:22:"Israel is my son, even my firstborn."II Samuel 7:14/1 Chronicles 22:10:"...and he shall be my son [Solomon]."Jeremiah 31:9:
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"...and Ephraim is my firstborn," and Psalm2:7.The word "Son" must not be accepted literallybecause God addresses many of his chosenservants as son and sons. The Jews have alsoclaimed Ezra to be the Son of God. The NewTestament Greek words used for "son" (pias andpaida, which mean servant, or son in the sense ofservant) are translated as son in reference to Jesusand as servant in reference to others in sometranslations of the Bible.s Further, the term"Father" as used by Jesus corresponds moreclosely to the term Rabb, i.e., one who nourishesand sustains, so that in Jesus doctrine God is"Father" - Nourisher and Sustainer - of all men.14The New Testament also interprets "son of God"to be allegorical: "For as many as are led by theSpirit of God, they are the sons of God." (Romans8:14).9 This allegorical suggestion is furthersupported with Jesus being called the onlybegotten Son of God.In Psalm 2:7, the Lord said to David:
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"...Thou art my Son; this day have I begottenthee."Does this mean that God had two sons? Jesus alsosaid that God is not only his Father but also yourFather (Matthew 5:45,48). Luke 3:38 says:"...Seth, which was the son of Adam, which wasthe Son of God."Who is mentioned in Hebrews 7:3 as like unto theSon of God? It is Melchisedec, King of Salem, asmentioned in Hebrews 7:1. He [Melchisedec] ismore unique than Jesus or Adam. Why is he notpreferred to be the Son of God?8 Moreover, Adamdid not have a mother or father, but was the firsthuman being created by God and in the likeness ofGod to exist in the Garden of Eden and on earth.Wouldnt this give more rights to Adam to becalled the son of God in its truest meaning?I would like to share with you an obviouscontradiction between John 3:16, Luke 10:25-28and Matthew 19:16-17. John 3:16 reads:
    • "For God so loved the world, that he gave hisonly begotten Son, that whosoever believeth inhim should not perish, but have everlastinglife."Now lets read Luke 10:25-28:And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, andtempted him, saying, "Master, what shall I doto inherit eternal life? He said unto him, "Whatis written in the law? How readest thou?" Andhe answering said, "Thou shalt love the Lordthy God with all thy heart, and with all thysoul, and with all thy strength, and with all thymind; and thy neighbour as thyself." And hesaid unto him, "Thou hast answered right: thisdo, and thou shalt live."These verses tell us that the inheritance of eternallife is for anyone who believes",and worships noother God, but the One True God. Luke 10:25-28agrees with Matthew 19:16-17 which says;"And behold, one came and said to him (Jesus),Good teacher, what good things shall I do that IXXXXXXXXXXXXX 53XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxmay have eternal life? So he (Jesus) said to him,Why do you call me good? - No one is good butOne, that is, God. But if you want to enter intoeternal life, keep the commandments."There is no commandment that says to worshipJesus, but there is one that tells us to worship Godalone.In Luke 4:41, Jesus refused to be called the Son ofGod by demons. Do you think that Jesus wouldrebuke the demons, or anyone else for that matter,for telling the truth? Unquestionably, no! Jesusrebuked the demons because they were sayingsomething false by calling him the Son of God.Also, if the demons knew that Jesus was theChrist, for Jesus to shut them up because theycalled him the Christ is a contradiction to JesusmISSIon.In Luke 9:20 & 21, Jesus said unto his disciples:"But who say ye that I am? Peter answeredsaying, "The Christ of God, and Jesus
    • straightly charged them and commanded themto tell no man that thing."Furthermore, verses like John 3:2, John 6:14;John 7:40, Matthew 21:11, Luke 7:16 and 24:19confirm that Jesus accepted the title of teacher,prophet and called himself the son of man inMatthew 8:20, 12:40, 17:9 & 12, 26:24, Luke9:26, 22:48, 22:69, and 24:7.The most conclusive verse that says Jesus is theson (servant) of man is Mark 14:62 where Jesusmentions his position on the Day of Reckoning.Jesus specifically said we would see the son ofman, not the son of God, sitting on the right handof power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.The act of begetting is a physical act and such actis against Gods nature.9The Quran 19:35 says:"It is not, befitting to [the majesty on Allah thatHe should beget a son. Glory be to Him! WhenHe determines a matter He only says to it "Be,"and it is. "
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxj J~ Ll~ :;f ~ ~! ~~ +1.3 ~ j~ JJJ 55" ;I- ..... l-t {oj" • (r O ) 0.At YThe teachings of Jesus as the Son of God was notpreached by Jesus nor accepted by Jesus, but wastaught by Paul as supported in Acts 9:20:"And straightway he preached Christ In thesynagogues, that he is the Son of God."Did Jesus ever claim to be God or say, "Here am I,your God, worship me? The answer is no. Forthere is no single, unequivocal statement in theBible whereby Jesus himself declares, "I am God,therefore worship me." Virtually all of the morethan two thousand verses of the epistles of Paulare his own fabrications to include Romans 9:5that says, depending upon which Bible you read:"... Christ came, who is overall, the eternallyblessed God."]3
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxChristians should know that Paul himself mentionshis own gospel, not Jesus, in his epistle to theRomans when he says in Romans 2:16:"In the day when God will judge the secrets ofmen by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel."In fact, the Pauline epistle to the Romans serves asthe foundation of todays Christianity.13 Thus, it ist~e Christians whose efforts will be wasted in thislife as they think they were acquiring good bytheir works when they attribute partners to God, asstated in Chapter 18:103-106 ofthe Quran:"Say: Shall we tell you of those who lost most inrespect of their deeds? Those whose efforts havebeen wasted in this life, while they thought thatthey were acquiring good by their works?" Theyare those who deny the Signs of their Lord andthe fact of their having to meet Him (in theHereafter): vain will be their works, nor shallWe, on the Day of Judgment, give them anyweight. That is their reward, Hell; because theyrejected Faith, and took My Signs and MyMessengers by way ofjest.
    • KXXXXXXXXKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXKXIndeed, it is so strange and ironic, knowing thatnone of Pauls epistle to the Romans, more than430 verses, ere ever formulated by Jesus. Paulshould have made direct reference to the pristineteachings of Jesus, if only the former claim forapostleship by divine inspiration was indeed true.Instead, large parts of his epistles biblicalquotations (notably those in the Epistle to theRomans) were taken from the Old Testament -Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, 2Samuel, 1 Kings, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, Ezekieland Bosea. His epistles were, indeed, a "roduct oftedious efforts, hut that does not make Paul farbetter than any ofthe other men who authored theBible, nor does it make him a prophet.13XXXXXXXXXXXXX 58XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxOther practices that were adopted under Paulincluded the following: the Roman Sun-day as theChristian Sabbath; the traditional birthday of theSun-god as the birthday of Jesus; the emblem ofthe Sun-god (the cross of light) to be the emblemof Christians; and, the incorporation of all theceremonies which were performed at the Sun-gods birthday celebrations.7As I come to a close concerning the position ofChrist, I would like to ask my Christian reader tobow down and pray earnestly to God and ask Himto invoke His curse on you, your wife, your sons,and your daughters if what you believe aboutChrist (Christ is God, Son of God or part of atrinity of God) are false. Likewise, I have learnedthat if you asked a Muslim to earnestly pray toGod to invoke His curse on him, his wife, his sons,and his daughters if what he is saying about Christ(Prophet, Messenger of God, A Word from God)are false, the Muslim will not hesitate to bowdown and pray. Muslims are firm in their faithknowing that Christ is not God, nor the Son ofGod and not part of a trinity of God. This exerciseof asking God to invoke His curse on you and your
    • family may sound a bit cruel, but it would provetwo points: (1) you would know that you are onthe wrong path; and, (2) it would put you on theright path.
    • THECRUCWIXIONANDATONEMENTA very significant pillar in the Christian doctrineis the crucifixion for the atonement of sins. Thispillar of Christianity and its association to a man-made doctrine is clearly explained in the followingexcerpt from the book Salvation ThroughRepentance by Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, pages15-17 :Atonement in the Old Testament was an annual ceremonydesigned to cleanse the temple, priesthood, and people oftheir sins while renewing their special relationship withGod. The ritual included fasting and sacrifice. Theceremony continues to be observed within Judaism,stressing confession and repentance of sins on Yom Kippur,a day set aside as the holiest day of the year.In order to justifY the heretical belief in the incarnation ofGod as Jesus Christ and his apparent death on the cross,Paul in his letters to the Galatians and Romans argued thatatonement by law required complete obedience for whichman was incapable. He proposed, instead, that Christsdeath had a redeeming power, providing atonement forsinners who believed in him.
    • The Pauline view that mans sin prevents him fromapproaching God and that he can only be reconciledthrough Christs sacrificial death was further developed bythe Christian theologian Irenaeus (125-202 C.E.), Bishop ofLyon, who developed around it the first system of Catholicbelief. Another Christian theologian, Augustine of Hippo(334-430 C.E.), developed doctrines of the Fall, OriginalSin and Predestination, holding that by heredity man istainted with the sin of Adams fall from Gods Grace andthat God has inexplicably chosen some persons to saved,the rest being consigned to everlasting damnation. Thus,man was inherently evil and sinful, and only Christ,sacrificing himself for mankind, could (in the words of St.Anselin) completely satisfy Gods just punishment formans sins against God. St. Augustine further taught thatjustification (absolution from sins) occurs by means ofgrace originating in God but infused through sacramentalchannels. St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the leadingChristian theologian of the Middle Ages, upheld St.Augustines view which had by then become a basicunchallengeable doctrine.Before talking about the many controversiessurrounding the crucifixion, it should berementioned that it was a gospel of Pauls whichprofessed the crucifixion/resurrection of Jesus (IITimothy 2:8):
    • "Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed ofDavid was raised from the dead according tomy gospel."8In addition, the gospel of the resurrection in Mark16:9-20 was already removed from the text bygospel writers in the 1952 edition of the RevisedStandard Version and then, for some reasons,restored in the 1971 edition. In many Bibles, if notremoved, it is printed in small print or betweentwo brackets and with commentary (See theRevised Standard Version, New American Bibleand New World Translation of the HolyScriptures).8 -The traditional biblical account of Jesuscrucifixion is that he was arrested and crucified bythe orders and plans of the chief priest and Jewishelders. This account was denied in the 1960s bythe highest Catholic Christian authority, the Pope.He issued a statement in which he said the Jewshad nothing to do with Jesus crucifixion.sDid anyone of the disciples or the writers of theGospel see the crucifixion or the resurrection? No!
    • In Mark 14:50, it says the disciples foresookJesus and fled. Even Peter foresook Jesus after thecock crowed three times as Jesus foretold:(Matthew 26:75) And Peter remembered theword of Jesus, which said unto him, "Before thecock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And hewent out, and wept bitterly."The most likely persons whom may havewitnessed this moment in Jesus life were MaryMagdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses,the mother of Zebedees children, and otherwomen (Matthew 27:55-56). However, there is nostatement or account in the Gospels from thesewomen as to what they saw or heard.The disciple(s) found the sepulchre where Jesuswas laid down, empty, and made the conclusionthat he was resurrected because the disciples andother witnesses saw him alive after the allegedcrucifixion. Nobody saw the moment he wasresurrected. Jesus himself stated that he did not dieon the cross in Luke 24:36-41, as explained in thefollowing paragraphs.
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxEarly Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene went tothe sepulchre, which was empty. She sawsomebody standing who looked like a gardener.She recognized him after a conversation to beJesus and wanted to touch him. Jesus said (John20:17):"Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to myFather..."gNow read Luke 24:36-41:"And as they [disciples] thus spake, Jesushimself stood in the midst of them and saithunto them, Peace be unto you. But they wereterrified and frightened, and supposed that theyhad seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Whyare you troubled? And why so thoughts arise inyour hearts? Behold my hands and my feet,that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for aspirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see mehave. And when he had thus spoken, he shewedthem his hands and his feet. And while they yetbelieved not for joy, and wondered, he saidunto them, Have ye here any meat? And they
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxgave him a piece of boiled fish and of ahoneycomb. And he took it, and did eat beforethem."Does a spiritual or dead body have a need to eatfood? Jesus eating of food was to prove to thedisciples that he was not a spirit, but rather, he wasstill alive and not dead.Jesus being alive and not dead is further supportedin his own prophecy (Matthew 12:40):"For as Jonas was three days and three nightsin the whales belly; so shall the Son of man bethree days and three nights in the heart of theearth."Did Jesus fulfill this miracle? Christians would say"yes," because Jesus died and rose three days lateraccording to Luke 24:26 and Matthew 20:19, toname a few verses. However, in line with themiracle of Jonas and according to the Bible, Jesusonly spent one day and two nights12 in thesepulchre, and not three days and three nights ashe prophesied.
    • Jesus was put in the sepulchre just before sunseton Friday (Good Friday) and was found missingbefore sunrise on Sunday (Easter). If we were to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the time frame a bit, one may say thatJesus spent three days in the earth, but there is noway and I repeat, no way, that Jesus spent threenights in the earth. We must not forget that theGospels are explicit in telling us that it was"before sunrise" on Sunday morning that MaryMagdalene went to the tomb of Jesus and found itempty.12Consequently, there are some inconsistencies as towhether Jesus fulfilled his own prophecy. Whetherhe was actually crucified, or if the day (GoodFriday) of his alleged crucifixion is wrong.Another significant point to mention is that Jonaswas alive in the belly of the whale. The Christianssay, Jesus was dead in the belly of the earth/tomb,and this contradict Jesus own prophecy. Jesussaid (Luke 11:30):"As Jonah was... so shall the Son of man be."If Jonas was alive, so was Jesus.
    • One critical event that took place before thealleged crucifixion was the prayer of Jesus to Godfor help. Luke 22:42:"Saying, Father if thou be willing, remove thiscup (of death) from me: nevertheless not mywill, but thine be done."Jesus prayer not to die on the cross was acceptedby God according to Luke 22:43 and Hebrews5:7.8Therefore, if all of Jesus prayers wereaccepted by God, including not to die on the cross,how could he have died on the cross?In Matthew 27:46, it states that while Jesus wason the cross he said:"Eli, Eli, lama sabachtani (My God, my God,why hast thou forsaken me?).If Jesus said these words, it represents a blatantdeclaration of disbelief according to all theologicalauthorities. This is a great insult as such wordscould only come from an unbeliever in God.
    • Further, it is incredible that such words shouldcome from a Prophet of God, because God neverbreaks His promise and His Prophets nevercomplained against His promise, especially whenthe Prophets mission is understood. It could besaid that whoever relates that this statement wassaid by a Prophet [Jesus], is a disbeliever.7Muslims believe, as the Quran states, Jesus wasnot crucified. It was the intention of his enemies toput him to death on the cross, but Allah saved himfrom their plot. 3 Quran 4:157:"That they {JewsJ said boasting, "We killedChrist Jesus, the son of Mary, the Messenger ofAllah, but they [JewsJ killed him not, norcrucified him... "
    • THE RESURRECTIONBefore discussing the resurrection, it should bementioned that the holiday of Easter, thesupposedly day of Jesus resurrection wasoriginally a pagan festival honoring Eostre, aTeutonic (Germanic) goddess of light and spring.At the time of the vernal equinox (the day in thespring when the sun crosses the equator and dayand night are of equal length), sacrifices wereoffered in her honor. As early as the eighthcentury, the name "Easter" was used to designatethe annual celebration of the resurrection ofJesus.15Again, the Christians have taking theignorance of paganism and associated it withJesus.So where do Christians get the belief of theresurrection from? They got it from the teachingsof Paul (Acts 17:18). Paul, who said he was anappointed apostle by Jesus according to his ownvision. He never saw Jesus, declared Jesus as theSon of God (Acts 9:20), and admitted that theresurrection was his gospel (II Timothy 2:8). SoChristianity in its present belief that thexxxxx~~~~~~xx 70~~~XXXX~XXX~X
    • crucifixion/resurrection is necessary for theredemption of sin is not a teaching of Jesus.8Thesins of people were being forgiven before thealleged crucifixion or resurrection as shown inMark 2:5:And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to theparalytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven," andLuke 7:48: And he said unto her, "Thy sins areforgiven."Further, knowing that Jesus forgave sins beforethe crucifixion or resurrection contradicts thebelief that the blood of Jesus as washing awaysins. For according to Deuteronomy 24:16:"The father shall not be put to death for thechildren, nor shall the children be put to deathfor the fathers; every man shall be put to deathfor his own sins."This belief of present day Christians is of Pauls.Paul justified his doctrine with the use of Romans7:1-4:
    • Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak tothem that know the law) how that thelaw hath dominion over a man as longas he liveth? For the woman which hatha husband is bound by the law to herhusband so long as he liveth; but if thehusband be dead, she is loosed from thelaw of her husband. So then; if, whileher husband liveth, she be married toanother man, she shall be called anadulteress: but, if her husband be dead,she is free from the law, so that she is noadulteress, though she be married toanother man. Wherefore, my brethren,ye also are become dead to the law bythe body of Christ; that ye should bemarried to another, even to him who israised from the dead, that we shouldbring forth fruit unto God.The above-mentioned verses clearly show thatPaul made a distinction between Jesus and Christ.According to his reasoning, the law which hadbound Jesus and his followers was no longernecessary since Jesus had died. Now they were no
    • longer "married" to Jesus but to Christ, who hadbrought another law in a direct revelation to him(Paul). It was, therefore, necessary to followChrist and not Jesus. Thus, anyone who held toJesus teaching had gone astray_ It was the use ofthis reasoning that Paul assembled his doctrine ofredemption and atonement. Jesus never taught thistheory. It was a great success, since, in so manywords, it preached that a man could do what hewanted and not face the inevitable consequencesof his actions, provided that, at the end of the day,he said: "I believe in Christ." However, the basicpremise on which Pauls reasoning was based isfalse, since Jesus was neither crucified norresurrected. His doctrines of redemption andatonement are fallacious.7Do you know that the doctrine of atonement wasaccepted by the church three to four centuries afterJesus left the earth?8 Read Deuteronomy 24:16,Jeremiah 31:30 and Ezekiel 18:20 and you willsee that this doctrine of atonement contradicts theOld TestamentlLaw:Deut 24:16
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"The fathers shall not be put to death for the children,neither shall the children be put to death for thefathers: every man shall be put to death for his ownsin."Jeremiah 31:30" ...everyone shall die for his own iniquity;"Ezekiel 18:20"A child shall not suffer for the iniquity of a parent, nora parent suffer for the iniquity of a child; therighteousness of the righteous shall be his own, and thewickedness of the wicked shall be his own."Now read Matthew 7:1 & 2, and 1 Corinthians3:8. There is no reason for atonement of "originalsin" for Matthew 19:14 clearly states that children(everybody at one time) belong to the kingdom ofHeaven. This notion of "belonging to the kingdomof Heaven" is in line with the Islamic belief that:"Every newborn child is born in completesubmission to Allah (as a Muslim). Then hisparents change him/her into Judaism, Christianityor Magianism. "
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxFurther, Jesus states in Mark 11:25-26 and Luke11:1-4 that trespasses (sins) are forgiven by God.So, there is no reason for Jesus atonement of sins.Mark 11:25-26"And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have oughtagainst any: that your Father also which is in heaven mayforgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neitherwill your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."Luke 11:1-4And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certainplace, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him,Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Andhe said unto them, "When ye pray, say, Our Father whichart in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day byday our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we alsoforgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not intotemptation; but deliver us from evil."Once again, Jesus came not to destroy the law. Itwas Paul who abolished the [Mosaic] law. ReadActs 13:39:
    • "And by him that believes are justified fn,!co allthings, from which ye could not be justified bythe law of Moses."The "authority" that Paul amassed allowed him toclaim that the blessings of the Gospel were notlimited to the Jews, but to all who believed.? Thisalso is an absolute contradiction to the mission,purpose and teachings of Jesus. Jesus truemessage was the law. The same law that guidedAdam, Abraham, Moses, Noah and all the otherprophets, to include the prophet of Islam -Mohammed, who is prophesied in the Bible asmentioned in the Quran.
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMOHAMMED IN THE BIBLEThe prophecies of Prophet Mohammed (Peace BeUpon Him) can be found in the Old and NewTestaments as mentioned in the Holy Quran(7:157):"Those who follow the Messenger, the unletteredProphet, whom they find mentioned in their own(Scriptures), in the Law and the Gospel; for hecommands them what is just andforbids themwhat is evil; he allows them as lawful what isgood and prohibits them from what is bad: Hereleases themfrom their heavy burdens andfromthe yokes that are upon them. So it is those whobelieve in him, honor him, help him, andfollowthe Light which is sent down with him, it is theywho willprosper. "I
    • XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXI will reference and support two prophecies in theBible that apply to none except ProphetMohammed.1. Old Testament - This prophecy which wasaddressed to Moses said that God will send amongthe "brethren" of the Israelites a prophet likeMoses who will be a founder, a leader, and anexemplar of a community of believers.5ReadDeuteronomy 18:18-20:"I will raise up for them a prophet like youfrom among their brethren and 1 will put mywords in his mouth, and he shall speak to themall that I command him. And whoever will notgive heed to My Words which he shall speak inMy name, 1 Myself will require it of him."Christians will surely say that this prophecy isreferring to Jesus. No, it was Prophet Mohammed,XXXXXXXXXXXXX 78XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxnot Jesus, who like Moses was born from ordinaryparents, got married, founded a faithfulcommunity, established a great law and died anatural death.5The brethren of the Israelites(descendants of Abraham through Isaac) areIshmaelities (descendants of Abraham throughIshmael). Jesus is excluded from this prophecybecause he is an Israelite; otherwise the versewould read, "a Prophet from among themselves."8Lets compare a few crucial characteristics ofMoses, Mohammed and Jesus which may clarifythe identity of that prophet "like you (Moses)"who was to come which was taken from Christian-Muslim Dialogue, 1984, page 40:Moses Mohammed JesusBirth Usual Usual UnusualFamily Life Married Married No MarriageChildren Children No ChildrenDeath Usual Usual UnusualWriting downof revelation Torah Quran None(During Life) (During Life) (After Him)Nature ofteachings Spiritual Spiritual SpiritualXXXXXXXXXXXXX 79 XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    • Legal Legal No LegalAcceptance ofleadership Rejected Rejected Rejected(Then Accepted) (Then Accepted)2. Now the prophecy in the New Testament thatrefers to Prophet Mohammed. Read John 14:16:"And I will pray to the Father, and He shallgive you another Comforter, that he may abidewith you for ever."This verse clearly states that another, a differentone, an additional one, but of the same kind, yetdistinctly different from the firstllwould be sentbased on the prayer of Jesus. The million dollarsquestion is, who is the first Comforter?"!!The Christian world would unanimously say thatthis Comforter (or Helper, which is now beingadded) is the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost,depending upon which Bible you read, and is onlysupported by John 14:26 which says:"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,whom the Father will send in my name..."
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxHowever, John 14:26 and John 14:16 contradicteach other; in that, if 14:16 says anotherComforter would be sent, then 14:26 is saying thatthe other one to be sent is the Holy Spirit/Ghost.This would mean that a total of two (2) HolySpirits/Ghosts would have been sent. The usage ofthe word another in John 14:16 means that onealready existed.Concerning another Holy Ghost to be sent, someChristians would defend this by saying the HolyGhost was not on earth yet. Well, there arenumerous instances in the Bible about the comingand going of the Holy Ghost before the birth anddeparture of the Messiah: Luke 1:15 (John theBaptist), Luke 1:41 (Elizabeth), Luke 1:67(Zachariah), Luke 2:26 (Simeon), Luke 3:22(Jesus).!!The Holy Ghost was helping Jesus in his ministryand helping his disciples on their missions ofpreaching and healing. If there is still any doubtabout the workings of the Holy Ghost, then pleaseread John 20:21-22:
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx".•. as my Father hath sent me even so I sendyou, And when he had said this, he breathed onthem, and said unto them, receive ye the HolyGhost."!!Remember, at this time Jesus had not departed theearth yet. So in order for the Comforter to come,Jesus said he would have to go away as stated inJohn 16:7:"Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to youradvantage that I go away; for if I do not goaway, the Comforter wilJ not come to you; Butif I depart, I will send him to you."Moreover, John 14:26 contradict other explicitpredictions of Jesus on the subject of theComforter. Note, there are no other verses in theBible, other than John 14:26, where it ismentioned that Jesus called the Holy Spirit/Ghost"he." In all other verses of the Bible, the HolySpirit/Ghost is called or identified as simple theHoly Spirit/Ghost. If we read John 14:26carefully, we can see that by inserting the words
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"which is the Holy Ghost," the writer is leadingthe reader to a conclusion. The same is done inJohn 14:22 by inserting the comment "notIscariot."Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, "Lord, howis it that thou will...the world."To further support that the word "comforter" isnot referring to the Holy Ghost, did you know thatthe word "comforter" is the English translation ofthe Greek word "periclytos" which is almost aliteral translation of the Aramaic or Hebrew word"Mauhamana" used by Jesus himself, and whichcorrelates with the name Mohammed,9 the lastProphet to come before the second coming ofJesus? Also, in New Testament Greek version, theword "spirit" has also been applied to an inspiredperson, "the possessor of a spiritualcommunication" or revelation. The one whobecomes overwhelmed with a divine revelation ishimself termed a "spirit".14Other verses that mentions the Comforter are John15:26:
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"But when the Comforter comes, who I willsend to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truthwho proceeds from the Father, he will testify ofme,"Now John 16:12-14 which is the mostcomprehensive picture of Prophet Mohammed andIslam:"I still have many things to say to you, but youcannot bear them now. However, when he, theSpirit of Truth (the Comforter) comes, he willguide you into all truth; for he will not speak onhis authority, but whatever he hears, he willspeak; and he will tell you things to come. Hewill glorify me for he will take of what is mineand declare it to you."These characteristics of the Comforter areapplicable only to Prophet Mohammed, as thefollowing observations will show:1. The Quran mentions the name Jesus twenty(20) more times than the name of Prophet
    • Mohammed.llThe Jews called Jesus animpostor and accused his mother ofimmorality. They even tried to crucify him.5Prophet Mohammed considered Jesus as agreat Prophet, and the Quran calls him "~word of God." The Quran attribute to Jesusa miracle that is not mentioned in the Bible.The miracle occurred when Jesus spoke as ababy from the cradle. However, if you viewthe Jesus of Nazareth story that is shownduring the Christmas and Easter holidays,you will hear this miracle mentioned in thestory. Where did they get this miraclefrom? This miracle is only mentioned in theQuran when Marys chastity wasquestioned:UBut she (Mary) pointed to the babe. Theysaid, "How can we talk to one who is achild in the cradle? He (Baby Jesus) said,"I am indeed a servant of God: He hathgiven me revelation and made me aprophet: And He hath made me blessedwheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on meprayer and zakat as long as I live; (He hath
    • XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXmade me) kind to my mother, and notoverbearing or unblest; So Peace is on methe day I was born, the day that I die, andthe day that I shall be raised up to life(again)"/(Quran 19:29-33).Also, in Islam, Mary the mother ofJesus isconsidered the most chaste woman and thebest of all women in paradise. Thus didMohammed really glorify Jesus.5Inaddition, there is even a chapter (Sura) inthe Quran named after Mary (Maryam), andXXXXXXXXXXXXX86XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    • XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXher name is mentioned 14 more times in theQuran than in the Bible (32/18).112. The Quran was revealed to ProphetMohammed through the angel Gabriel.When the angel Gabriel finished recitingparts of the Quran, Prophet Mohammedused to convey verbatim to his companionswhat he heard from the angel withoutadding, changing or forgetting anything.S(Note: The angel Gabriel visited ProphetMohammed once a year during the HolylIlonth of Ramadan (Fasting), and twiceduring the last year ofhis life to confirm thetext ofthe Quran.) The Quran also describesProphet Mohammed by saying:"Nor does he say (aught) of (his own)Desire. It is no less than Inspiration sentdown to him." (Quran 53:3-4).XXXXXXXXXXXXX 87XXXXXXxxxxxxx
    • If we compare verses 53:3-4 of the Quran withJohn 16:13; "He will not speak on his ownauthority," you will see the similarity betweenthis characteristic of the Comforter and that ofProphet Mohammed.3. Prophet Mohammed was the onlymessenger that came after Jesus. There wasa period of six centuries between them.Jesus mission was limited to the "lost sheepof the children of Israel," but Mohammedsmessage was a universal message for allpeople (Gentiles and Samaritans included).Only Prophet Mohammeds message wasintended by God to be a universal and aneverlasting message.5
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxCONCLUSIONMy Christian brothers and sisters, given theinformation contained in this booklet, I hope youhave begun to realize that the pillars of present dayChristianity: Jesus is the Son of God; The Trinity;and, Jesus died on the cross for our sins, are allbuilt on a weak, suspect and doubtful foundation.A foundation that is built upon followingelements:1. Present gospels were ratified by a murderer threehundred (300) years after Jesus left the earth.2. Three hundred other gospels were destroyed.3. The words, "Son of God, only begotten of the Father,"ratified by a murderer.4. The word "Gospel" was added to the titles of thewritings: According to; Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.5. The "Gospels" written 60-100 A.D.6. "Gospels" written in the third person.
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx7. Verses (Trinity doctrine) removed from the Bible andthen put back.8. Trinity accepted 3 centuries after Jesus left the earth..9. A pagan first mentioned the word Christian.10. Present Christian holidays taken from pagan rituals.11. Mistranslation and injection of words to deceive reader.12. No disciple or gospel writer actually saw Jesus die onthe cross.13. Present day Christianity is from man-made doctrines.It would be illogical to accept anyone of thepillars of Christianity as having validityconsidering its very origin and foundation. TheBible tells us of the consequences that a man willincur if he builds his house without a foundation;total destruction. This man-made foundation thatthe prc:sent-day Christianity is built upon shouldlead you, if its not too late, to continue to searchfor the way of life that is most acceptable to ourCreator. A way of life that will provide you
    • XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXsuccess in this world, and in the Hereafter, andsave you from the torment ofthe Hell Fire.Before closing, let me add a very seriouscomment: From this day forward you can not sayyou never heard the message of Islanl, ProphetMohammed, or what the Quran says aboutassociating partners with Allah. For you will bequestioned on the Day ofJudgment as to why youdid not heed the religion ofIslam.Please read and think about this verse ofthe Quran(18:110) that Prophet Mohammed was told by theAngel Gabriel to tell all mankind:Say: n/ am but a man like yourselves, (but) theinspiration has come to me, thatyour God is OneGod: Whoever expects to meet his Lord, let himwork righteousness, and, in the worship ofhisLord, admit no one as (His) partner. "XXXXXXXXXXXXX91XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxProphet Mohammed clarified verse 18:110 whenhe said:HBy Him in whose hand my life is, whoever amongthe Christians and the Jews hears about me butdoes not believe in what has been given to me willbe among the inmates ofHell. "My Christian brother/sister I invite you to set asidethe religion of your parents and take that steptoward researching, learning and then choosing thereligion ofdivine guidance and wisdom. Become aMuslim today by sincerely believing and repeatingaloud the following words; "] bear witness thatthere is no god but Allah, and] bear witness thatMohammed is Allahs messenger," and begin tofollow the original and authentic teachings of allthe Prophets. For if you are a true believer, theBible will lead you to the way (Deen) of Islam(Allah Willing), as it did for me and many others.Assalamu AlaikumXXXXXXXXXXXXX 92XXXXXXxxxxxxx
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxOrigin of Major Denominations in the United StatesBaptistsMethodist ChurchLutheran ChurchMonnonsPentecostal ChurchPresbyterian ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of ChristJehovahs WitnessesSeventh-Day AdventistChurchJohn Smyth in England in 1609 and RogertWilliams in Rhode Island in 1638Reverend John Wesley - Began evangelisticpreaching within the Church of England in1738; the Methodist Episcopal Church wasfounded in the United States in 1784.Martin Luther The first Lutherancongregation in North America was founded in1638 in Wilmington, Delaware.Joseph Smith - Found golden tablets in 1820.Grew out of the "holiness movement" in thefirst decade of the twentieth centuryJohn Knox - Founded the first Presbyterianchurch in Scotland in 1557.U.S. offshoot of the Church ofEnglandFonned in 1957 by the union of GeneralCouncil of Congregational Christians with theEvangelical and Refonned ChurchesOrgahized by Presbyterians in Kentucky in1804 and in Pennsylvania in 1809.Charles T. Russell in the U.S. in the latenineteenth century.Grew out of the teachings of William Miller inthe 1840s; fonnally founded in North Americain 1863.Source: The New York Public Library Desk Reference, Second Edition
    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxREFERENCES1. The Holy Quran, Translated by A. YusufAli (Madinah1986).2. The New Testament, (Tennessee, 1984).3. The New King James Version, (1982)4. The New Open Bible-The New King James Version,(Nashville, 1990).5. AI-Johani, M.H., The Truth about Jesus (Riyadh).6. AI-Kahtany, A.H., The Truth about the Original Sin (1994).7. Ata ur-Rahim, M., Jesus a Prophet ofIslam (Riyadh 1994).8. Baagil, H.M., Christian-Muslim Dialogue (Dammam, 1984).9. Deedat, Ahmed, The Muslim at Prayer (Jeddah, 1993),10. Deedat, Ahmed, Is the Bible Gods Word (Jeddah),11. Deedat, Ahmed, The Choice (Saudi Arabia, 1994),12. Deedat, Ahmed, The Sign ofJonah (Durban, 1995).13. Mababaya, Marmarinta-Umar P., Oneness ofGod (Riyadh,1993).14. Mufassir, S.S., Jesus a Prophet ofIslam (Indiana, 1993).15. Nelson Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Thomas NelsonPublishers, (1986).XXXXXXXXXXXXX 94XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    • XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXI would like to thank and acknowledge thefollowing people, for without their knowledge,assistance and support (made possible by Allah tome) this effort, and most importantly my hold toIslam, would not have been possible:Abdullah BrooksBashir AhmedBetty LeBlancBrothers at the Mastic Mosque on Long Island (NY)Fouzi Rasheed SenadMichael TalleyMuhrad MuhammedNoureldin Mubarak AhmedMuhammad Rafique Attique (and my bookstore friends)Talib & Khadija Rayoh yeah, and Mikal YusufMelvin (Abdul-Malik) LeBlancXXXXXXXXXXXXX 9SXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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