People of the Book – part 11

So far what I have done is to prove only one point out of the whole prophecy- that is proving the phrase ‘like unto thee – ‘Like You’ – ‘Like Moses’. The Prophecy is much more than this single phrase which reads as follows : “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee…….” The emphasis is on the words- “From among their brethren.”
Moses and his people, the Jews, are here addressed as a racial entity, and as such their ‘brethren’ would undoubtedly be the Arabs. You see, the Holy Bible speaks of Abraham as the “Friend of God”. Abraham had two wives – Sarah and Hagar. Hagar bore Abraham a son – his first born- ‘……And Abraham called HIS SON’S name, which Hagar bare Ishmael.’ (Genesis 16:15). ‘And Abraham took Ishmael his son……” (Genesis 17:23). ‘And Ishmael HIS SON was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.'(Genesis 17:25). Up to the age of THIRTEEN Ishmael was the ONLY son and seed of Abraham, when the covenant was ratified between God and Abraham. God grants Abraham another son through Sarah, named Isaac, who was very much the junior to his brother Ishmael.

If Ishmael and Isaac are the sons of the same father Abraham, then they are brothers. And so the children of the one are the BRETHREN of the children of the other. The children of Isaac are the Jews and the Children of Ishmael are the Arabs – so they are BRETHREN to one another. The Bible affirms, ‘and he (ISHMAEL) shall dwell in the presence of all his bretheren’ (Genesis 16:12). ‘and he (ISHMAEL) died in the presence of his bretheren (Genesis 25:18). The children of Isaac are the brethren of the Ishmaelites. In like manner Muhummed is from among the brethren of the Israelites because he was a descendant of Ishmael the son of Abraham. This exactly as the prophecy has it- ‘FROM AMONG THEIR BRETHREN’.(Deut.18:18). There the prophecy distinctly mentions that the coming prophet who would be like Moses, must arise NOT from the ‘children of Israel’ or from ‘among themselves’, but from among their brethren. Muhammed therefore was from among their bretheren!

The prophecy proceeds further: “…….and I will putmy words into his mouth…….’ What does it mean when it is said ‘I will put my words in your mouth’? You see, if I asked you to open Deuteronomy chapter 18, verse 18, at the beginning, and if I had asked you to read, and if you had read: would I be putting my words into your mouth?
But If I were to teach you a language like Arabic about which you have no knowledge, and if I asked you to read or repeat after me what I utter would I not be putting these unheard words of a foreign tongue which you utter, into your mouth? In an identical manner, the words of the Qurรขn, were revealed by the Almighty God to Muhummed.

People of the book – part 9

There are instances in the Bible of persons who were given gift of prophecy only, but they were not in a position to implement their directives. Some of these holy men of God who were helpless in the face of stubborn rejection of their message, were the prophets lot, Jonah, Daniel, Ezra, and John the Baptist. They could only deliver the message, but could not enforce the Law. The Prophet Jesus also belonged to this category. The Christian Gospel clearly confirms this: when Jesus was dragged before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, Charged for sedition, Jesus made a convincing point in his defence to refute the false charge: He answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the jews, but now is my kingdom not from hence” (John 18:36) This convinced Pilate (A Pagan) that though Jesus might not be in full possession of his mental faculty, he did not strike him as being a danger to his rule. Jesus claimed a spiritual Kingdom only; in other words he only claimed to be a Prophet. Is this true?
Therefore Jesus is not like Moses but Muhummed is like Moses.

Moses and Muhummed brought new laws and new regulations for their people. Moses not only gave the Ten Commandments to the Israelites, but a very comprehensive ceremonial law for the guidance of his people. Muhummed came to a people steeped in barbarism and ignorance. They married their step-mothers; they buried their daughters alive; drunkenness, adultery, idolatry, and gambling were the order of the day. the Arabs before Islam brutes. There was hardly anything to distinguish between the “man” and the “animal” of the time; they were animals in human form.
The fact is that Muhummed gave his people a Law and a way to live with each other with compassion and respect.

People of the book – part 6

There are hundreds if not thousands of prophecies regarding the supposed coming of Jesus in the Old Testament. Out of the ‘thousands’ of prophecies referred to, there isn’t a single prophecy where Jesus is mentioned by name. The term ‘Messiah’, translated as ‘Christ’, is not a name but a title. The word “Messiah” comes from the Arabic and Hebrew word masaha, which means to rub, to massage, to anoint. The religious significance is “the one who is anointed” – priests and kings were anointed in consecration to their offices. Messiah translated Christ does not mean God. Even the heathen Cyrus is called “Christ” in the Bible, (Isaiah 45:)
Is there a single Prophecy where it says that the name of the Messiah will be Jesus, and that his mother’s name will be Mary, that his supposed father will be Joseph the Carpenter; that he will be born in the reign of Herod the King? No! There are no such details! Then how can we conclude that those ‘thousand’ Prophecies refer to Jesus?”
To find the solution let’s see what Deuteronomy, chapter 18, verse 18 (Old Testament) says:

“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” Remeber this verse, it is a very important one which we’ll be studying.

To whom does this prophecy refer? Without the slightest hesitation you will answer: “Jesus!”

Why Jesus? his name is not mentioned here.
You might say “no but it is said like unto thee – like you- i.e like Moses, and Jesus is like Moses”

So let me ask you who says that Jesus is like Moses? In which way is Jesus like Moses?

You might reply: In the first place Moses was a jew and Jesus was also a jew; secondly, Moses was a prophet and Jesus was also a prophet – therefore Jesus is like Moses and that is exactly what God had foretold Moses – “like unto thee”.

People of the book – part 5

Millenials have passed, and we still refuse God’s teachings by applying our own laws and way of life. We preferred to submit God to our will by interpreting His word the way we needed it, rather than to lose power and wealth by obeying His will. This is they way we declared wars against nations, enslaved races, murdered children, stole lands, ploted against believers…. We changed God’s word for our convenience and then we accuse a religion for what our hands do.
This is just an example : I don’t believe that Jesus turned water into wine. Let’s face it, we know the harm alcohol does to the body in long term, if you don’t because you’ve been living in another world, here read it here: https://www.quitalcohol.com/the-truth-about-what-alcohol-does-to-your-body.html

How can a person chosen by God be so stupid to give a harmful substance to anyone? Didn’t he know that, that action of his will be remembered forever? Didn’t he know that thousands of years later people will abuse of it and die on the roads because they drank too much? People will fight and be beaten because they’re drunk? I think that a messenger of God is far more informed than we are, hence he turned wine into water. You may not agree with me, that’s ok, but think about it.
We can easily see what the Church has done in the Middle Age by burning women accusing them of heresy, torturing men accusing them of treason….. In the name of God while in fact it was in their name.
God would never have asked his people to punish other people for their deeds while He could have punished them Himself if He wanted to.

Due to the people’s forgetfulness and lack of faith he warned us in the Bible that He will send us a final and last messenger once and for all.

People of the book – part 4

We know what has been written, we doubt what has been changed but we ignore what has been forgotten.

The word of God is so important for the human being, it helps the person follow certain rules which will keep him on the right path and live a good life while expecting the reward for his right conduct in the next one. The rules of God are higher than the ones we make. If we follow the guidelines He sent us, we will be happy and rewarded for our obedience. If we desobey being headless of His commandments, we will be punished in the hereafter. So simple, yet ignored.

The Lord sent us messages, warnings, knowledge, prophets, signs to help us see who He is and how we should behave in this temporary existence. Do you think it is thanks to you that the rivers flow? Do you think it is thanks to your knowledge that vegetables came out of the ground in the first place? Everything we have (from the sun light to the cup of tea on your table) is created by God. We have to acknowledge that so that we might be thankful.

God sent us His messngers/prophets, because He saw His creatures fighting, robbing, killing, taking advantage of the weak, hoarding wealth as if they were going to live forever, pushing away the needy…. He saw rebellion and greed in us. Deeds that rejoiced the devil and angered God.
But their contemporaries were ungrateful, they rejected their teachings. Some were beaten, tortuted, or even killed by those opposing them. Even though deep down, they knew that they were messengers of God, but jealousy, greed and pride pushed them to refuse submission to God. Still, the Lord sent others to bring them light and justice.
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, ร‰lie, Job, Salomon, David, Jonas, Lot, Noe, Moses, Aaron, Jesus, Mohammed, they were all sent to teach us and guide us to the right path leading to Heaven.