Mohammed in the Bible: Jesus’ Prophecy

Dr. Jamal Badawi

The main reference for Muslims is the Quran as the last scripture and the last revelation of God that remains intact. In the Quran, it says, “And remember Jesus, the son of Mary, said: O children of Israel! I am the Apostle of God sent to you confirming the Torah, which came before me, and giving Glad Tidings of an Apostle to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad. But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said: this is evident sorcery.” (61:6) The name Ahmad and Mohammed come from the same Arabic root and in essence are the same name.

On the basis of this particular verse in the Quran, it is obvious that Prophet Jesus did actually foretell the advent of a prophet to come after him and actually even gave his name. This is confirmed further in one of the sayings of Prophet Mohammed; when asked about his birth he said, “I am the answer of the supplication of my father, Abraham, and the glad tidings given by Jesus.”

Paraclete

One of the most important of the prophecies in the New Testament appears in the writings of John. Prophet Jesus, may peace and blessings be upon him, speaks of the Paraclete that will come after him. In Greek, it’s Periklytos. This word has been translated, in the Gospel of John, to the ‘Comforter’ in the King James Version, the ‘Advocate’ in the Epistle, and the ‘Counselor’ by others. We’ll use the term Paraclete.

Descriptions of the Paraclete and his profile appear in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth chapters of the Gospel of John and the Epistle of John. In chapter 14, verses 15-18 and 26, in chapter 15, verses 26 and 27 and in chapter 16, verses 7 through 15 particularly discuss him. The passage that discusses him, in the Epistle of John, is the first verse in the second chapter. To begin with, these are the main passages that deal with the Paraclete.

To the best of my knowledge, the common stereotype and interpretation of the Paraclete that Jesus foretold is a reference to the descent of the Holy Ghost on the disciples of Jesus on the day of Pentecost. Pentecost is a Jewish festival that used to be celebrated in the spring. It is claimed that about ten days after Jesus died, the Holy Ghost descended on the disciples so that they began speaking in different languages.

In fact, in the Book of Acts, in chapter 2 verses 12-13, describe the disciples as appearing to be drunk and intoxicated, saying things that are unintelligible to one another. Peter defended them and said that this was the Holy Ghost that made them able to speak in different languages. This is the most common interpretation that for hundreds of years has been supported by the official church. Muslim scholars however, take a different view all together from this. They claim that this Paraclete or Comforter about whom Prophet Jesus foretold is Prophet Mohammed. They say that the prophecy is not talking of something vague or a spirit but the prophecy talks of a human being, a person, who would come after Jesus.

Spirit or Human?

First of all, the words of Jesus, in the Book of John (in the verses noted above), talks of the Paraclete as someone who has not yet been sent by the Father and that the world did not know him. Going back, both to the Old and New Testament, you’ll see that the Holy Ghost is something that was already known before Jesus came. In the story of the baptizing of Jesus, John the Baptist says that he saw the Holy Ghost descending upon Jesus. Throughout the scripture of the Old Testament, the concept of the Holy Ghost, the Angel of Revelation, or Gabriel were known to the people whereas Jesus insists that the world does not know the Paraclete and that he was yet to be sent by the Father. The Holy Ghost was sent in a variety of occasions.

Secondly, Jesus also says that “It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” (John 16:7) This means that the going of Jesus is a prerequisite to the coming of the Comforter. He will not come unless Jesus goes. Then this is something that will happen in the future.

Jesus says, “And I will pray to the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.” (John 14:16) It is quite significant that he uses the term ‘another’ because if the Paraclete is the Holy Ghost then it is not another. According to the concept of the Trinity, the Son (Jesus), the Father, and the Holy Ghost are all one and the same. When he says another he’s talking about something different and independent.

Historically speaking, not all early Christians subscribed to this early theory that the Paraclete is the Holy Ghost. Those Christians were already familiar with what occurred during the Pentecost. However, we still find throughout Christian history, among Christians, many people have risen claiming to be the Paraclete prophesied by Jesus. If they believe that the Paraclete was a spirit, then there would be no point in doing this. In fact, Johann Mosheim says in his book, An Ecclesiastical History, some such as Saint Augustine and Father Tertullian, at some point in their lives, followed some of those who claimed to being the Comforter. This shows that the Comforter was not really regarded as a spirit but rather a person to come.

The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, which is a very major and credible source for Christian theology, admits that the original Greek wording of the Gospel’s masculine pronoun and adjectives are used. The word another is used. And it shows that this Spirit is regarded as fully personal. Of course, the main point here is that there is recognition that this passage is talking of another and not something that is part of the trinity. (Pgs. 654-655)

In the New Testament, in the Gospel of John in the chapters mentioned earlier, it is mentioned, more than once, that this Paraclete or sometimes mentioned as the Spirit of Truth will “not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” (John 16:13) He will not speak from himself but whatever he hears from the Father he will say. This shows that this Comforter is receiving instruction, knowledge, and revelation from another source- God. If we say that the Comforter is the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Ghost we know is part of God-hood, then he doesn’t need another source to receive revelation from. This, in itself, rejects the notion that the Paraclete is the Holy Spirit, and instead is talking of a human being.

Similarities with Mohammed

Indeed, when looked at the other way around, we can say that this is the exact description of the revelation as given to Prophet Mohammed, may peace and blessings be upon him. One of the main points we said was that Prophet Mohammed was not speaking of his own, the Quran itself says, “Nor does he say aught of his own Desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him: he is taught by One Mighty in Power.” (53: 3-5)

Furthermore, it is fully consistent with the nature of Prophet Mohammed and what the Quran, itself, says about his mission. First, the Quran makes it clear that it is the most complete scripture revealed by God. It says, describing the Quran as “explaining all things, a Guide, a Mercy and Glad Tidings.” (16:89)

One of the very last verses in the Quran says, “This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (Quran 5:3) This shows conclusively something, which is not clear in any of the previous scriptures. Only the Quran makes it very obvious and very explicit that it is the last revelation from God and the completion of the message of all prophets.

In a sense, the mission of this prophet to come was to remind people of the truth that Jesus had preached. The Gospel of John uses similar terminology saying that the advent will ‘bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.’ (John 14:26) The Advent will remind the followers of Jesus that what he is teaching is simply that Prophet Jesus was a great messenger of God; Jesus was carrying the news of the final prophet to come after him and that is Prophet Mohammed.

 

Adapted, with permission, from transcribed audio lectures on www.jamalbadawi.org

 

 

 

 

 

33 Comments

  1. Holly Williams says:

    This article makes one big mistake. In the first quoted section it says that Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one and the same. That is not what Christians teach. We teach that they are three distinct Persons of the Trinity but yet those three persons are still one God.

  2. Holly Williams says:

    The article also makes the mistake of saying that at Pentecost when the Holy Ghost came down that the Apostles were saying things to each other and to others that were unintelligible. If you look in the Bible, you will see that this is not the case. The audience understood them perfectly fine. There is no indication in the Bible that the apostles did not understand each other either.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yt again, more Islamic propaganda that ONLY requires you to read the Bible: especially the SURROUNDING VERSES. These websites and apparently friendly organisations are simply rehashing old Ahmed Deedat and Zakir Naik's refuted arguments. Consider this… did you know… THREE PAGAN GODDESSES ARE MENTIONED BY NAME in the QURAN?! Yes.. go to Surah 53:19… you will see it.. *Muslim starts to panic and scurries for the context and surrounding verses* … Ofcourse anyone make make this wild claim. This shows the complete lack of respect Islam and Muslims have to Non-muslim beliefs. They do it in their lands but NEVER can we hear Jesus be called the son of God in ARABIA.. in public. Unbelieveable.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Watch Dr. Zakir Naik and Ahmed Deedat. Then watch Acts17 Apologetics. They destroy and expose these outdated claims of tolerance and Muhammad in the Bible. These people make the same claims about Hinduism. All have been exposed. The Muslims do not EVER side with the Truth. That is their downfall. If they did, they would have no problems. Notice how these arguments were made BEFORE 9/11 happened. Before ISLAMOPHOBIA. Intolerance galore.

  5. George Caco says:

    Mr. Adli,
    The Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek. Go learn Hebrew and Greek and then we'll talk. OK?

  6. Anas Ababou says:

    You just did the 1+1+1 =1

  7. Anas Ababou says:

    Do you need me to post you YouTube videos of people doing the bouya kasha mmmmm kikoukoula tongues? Maybe you'd understand what they say

  8. Youra Fag I haven't watched any of the videos. I don't really have an interest in them. However, I do want to say that there are different varieties of Muslims out there. Many of them are very peaceful and tolerant people. However, there are also radical/fundamentalist/extremist/terrorist Muslims too. The different Muslim sects have different beliefs on different points of theology.

    However, I liked your comment because you said Muslims do not EVER side with Truth. I don't strictly agree that they NEVER side with Truth. My belief is that some of their beliefs (such as monotheism except for the fact that they reject the Trinity) is Truth. However, they also have plenty of false beliefs such as the belief in Muhammad as a prophet. I do not believe Muhammad was a prophet. I believe he was a false prophet. I'm a Catholic Christian.

  9. Anas Ababou Here is the part of the Bible which shows when Pentecost happened. It is in the 2nd Chapter of Acts if you would like to look it up in your own Bible.

    Acts 2:1-47 RSV-CE When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. (2) And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. (3) And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (5) Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. (6) And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. (7) And they were amazed and wondered, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? (8) And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? (9) Par'thians and Medes and E'lamites and residents of Mesopota'mia, Judea and Cappado'cia, Pontus and Asia, (10) Phryg'ia and Pamphyl'ia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyre'ne, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, (11) Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God." (12) And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" (13) But others mocking said, "They are filled with new wine." (14) But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. (15) For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day; (16) but this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: (17) 'And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; (18) yea, and on my menservants and my maidservants in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. (19) And I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; (20) the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and manifest day. (21) And it shall be that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' (22) "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know– (23) this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. (24) But God raised him up, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. (25) For David says concerning him, 'I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; (26) therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will dwell in hope. (27) For thou wilt not abandon my soul to Hades, nor let thy Holy One see corruption. (28) Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of gladness with thy presence.' (29) "Brethren, I may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. (30) Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants upon his throne, (31) he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. (32) This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. (33) Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which you see and hear. (34) For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself says, 'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, (35) till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet.' (36) Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified." (37) Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" (38) And Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (39) For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to him." (40) And he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation." (41) So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. (42) And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (43) And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. (44) And all who believed were together and had all things in common; (45) and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need. (46) And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, (47) praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

    If you notice, in the first part of the chapter it mentions how the Holy Spirit fell upon the disciples and He appeared on them like tongues of fire. It mentions that there are people from many nations there and that they heard the disciples speaking to them in their own language and proclaiming the mighty works of God. Notice that there were people of many languages present when this happened but yet all of them heard the disciples speaking in their own language. Some were skeptical and assumed that the disciples were drunk but Saint Peter, the first Pope, clearly refutes this by showing them that this event was prophesied long before this event known as Pentecost happened. How did this happen? It's simple. The Third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit, Who is God, gave them this gift. It was miraculous in nature. And that is how and why it happened. It is all explained right there in the Bible passage that I posted above.

  10. Adli Zatul, in reality the translations of the Bible are extremely accurate and many say that they are far more accurate than any other ancient manuscript. Will you please take the time to read this article? It will not take you a long time to read it and it shows how extremely accurate the Bible we have today is. Here is the link:

    https://bible.org/article/how-accurate-bible

    Please tell me if you will read it or not.

  11. Anas Ababou, the Holy Trinity is much more complex than I think you think God is. God cannot be reduced to a math formula. If you would like, I can find a link (or few) which will help to explain this.

  12. Anas Ababou says:

    Why are you drifting from the main point. The Pentecost wasn't the subject anyway. It was just an example what the Holy Spirit meant to those people vs what the paraclete meant to Jesus pbuh

  13. 1. Jesus explicitly identified the “Helper” as the Holy Spirit
    2. This “Helper” was given to Jesus’ apostles (the “you” in John 14:16) not to Arabs living over 550 years later! It was given to those who “have been with . . . [him] from the beginning” (John 15:27; cf. Acts 1:22; Luke 1:1-2). However, Muhammad was not one of Jesus’ apostles.
    3. This “Helper” was to abide with them “forever” (John 16), but Muhammad has been dead for over thirteen centuries!
    4. Jesus told the disciples, “You know Him [the Helper]” (v. 17), but the apostles did not know Muhammad. He was not born until over 500 years later!
    5. Jesus also told the disciples that the Helper would be “in you” (v. 17). How Muhammad could be “in” the disciples stretches all credibility. This reference of being "in" the disciples clearly is a reference to the Holy Spirit’s role of dwelling inside believers as the context of John (John 14:16-26) and the rest of the New Testament (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30) indicates.
    6. Jesus said that the Helper would be sent “in My [Jesus’] name” (John 14:26). However, no Muslim believes that Muhammad was sent in Jesus’ name.
    7. The Helper whom Jesus would send would not “speak on His own authority” (John 16:13). However, Muhammad constantly testifies of himself. For example, in Surah 33:40, Muhammad says of himself, “Muhammad is . . . The Apostle of God, And the Seal of the Prophets.”
    8. The Helper would “glorify” Jesus (John 16:14). How would Muhammad actually be glorifying Jesus if Muhammad is the last (and the sealer) of the prophets? He really would not be “glorifying” an earlier, inferior prophet like Jesus.
    9. Finally, Jesus said that the Helper would come in “not many days” (Acts 1:5), but Muhammad did not come for almost 600 years! Since the Helper is the Holy Spirit, He did come merely 40 days later

    Therefore, given the above evidence, the Holy Spirit clearly is the Helper in John 14:16, not Muhammad.

  14. Anas Ababou – Actually, 1 x 1 x 1 = 1

  15. Rob Dyke says:

    '…We teach that they are three distinct Persons of the Trinity'
    Oh, so they are THREE DISTINCT PERSONS.

    '…but yet those three persons are still one God.'
    Whit, what. Are they/him THREE or ONE.

    ?makes complete sense?

  16. And what would be the names of the 3 Pagan Goddesses that are mentioned in the Quran?

  17. They are not but [mere] names you have named them – you and your forefathers – for which Allah has sent down no authority. They follow not except assumption and what [their] souls desire, and there has already come to them from their Lord guidance. 53:23 … Nice attempt to twist the verses of the Quran to suit your agenda. Dumbass

  18. Avelar Jr says:

    Anas Ababou, Or 1 x 1 x 1 = 1. Three Persons but one Essence.

  19. Jesus told the Jews that another Prophet by the name of Mohammad will be the final Prophet SAW.There is only one GOD and many Prophets came for humanities as a guidance and yes Jesus will come and teach people about islaam.

  20. Fares Kazem says:

    Holly Williams Give Me One Verse From The Bible That Jesus Peace Be Upon Him Says I'm God Worship Me

    Jesus Peace Be Upon Him Says :
    Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to God except through me. John ( 14:6 )

    "If you love me, keep my commands. John ( 14:15 )

    This is the first and greatest commandment Matthew ( 22:38 )

    first commandment : “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:2

    Christianity Says : No Jesus Sorry You Are Mistake .. We Should Worship You Alone

    There Is No Christian Today He/She Follow The Teaching Of Jesus In Bilbe

    And About That He Is Son Of God …According To The Bible We Are All Children Of God
    " Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. " Matthew 5:9

  21. Keep up the great work Masha Allah

  22. Fares Kazem – Actually, Jesus was worshiped.

    1) As soon as the Magi laid eyes on the infant Christ, “they bowed down and worshiped Him” (Matthew 2:11).
    2) The Bible records the initial response Jesus received when He made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem: “So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’” (Matthew 21:9; John 12:13) The word hosanna ascribes all praise, honor, glory, and blessing to the one being lauded. This word used by the crowd is definitely a form of worship.
    3) Just after Jesus amazed the disciples by walking on water, “those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God’” (Matthew 14:33).
    4) Two more memorable examples of Jesus accepting worship occurred just after His resurrection. Some of the women (Matthew 18:1; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:10) were on their way to tell the disciples of the resurrection when Jesus met them on their way. When they realized it was He, they “came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him” (Matthew 28:9).
    5) When Jesus healed a blind man, Jesus asked him "Do you believe in the SON of Man?" Jesus later told him that it is Him that speaking to you and the blind man believe and worshiped Him. (John 9:35-38)

    Judging by those accounts, Jesus was worshiped from the moment He was born, until His Death and Resurrection, to where He was ascended in Heaven. If Jesus was only a man, as you (Fares) claimed he was, why didn't Jesus rebukes those worshipers and say "Worship God"… But He didn't, No where in scriptures where Jesus rebuke those worshipers, which tells me that He was confirming His divinity. This is important because there are those who deny the deity of Christ, relegating Him instead to a lesser position than God. Yes, Jesus accepted worship. As the second Person of the Trinity, He was and still is worshiped.

  23. Robert Young says:

    I will be happy to destroy the Lie of the Islamic Jesus in only a few verses. I think the Islamic Jesus (not the same as the Jesus of the Bible) was called ?s? ibn Mary?m. About 33 A.D., The Sanhedrin (in fact the High Priest of the temple) questioned the Lord Jesus regarding His identity "And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven" (Mark 14:62) This answer so enraged the High Priest and the others so that "the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses". This was because the Lord Jesus replied "I am" which is the actual Hebrew Name of God. When Moses was preparing to return to Egypt so as to free the Children of Israel (Hebrews), he ask God who he should tell the Children of Israel had sent Moses to free them. "And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you" Exodus 3:14. So when Jesus told the High Priest of the Temple that he was "I Am", there was not a more damning way to describe Himself; at least in the eyes of the House of Israel.

    Jesus Himself was definitive that He was the one and only savor the world would ever have that he answered the Apostle Thomas by saying ". . .I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

    Jesus was not a Prophet of God, because He is God. He said he was as related above and later to St. John in the Book of Revelation Chapter 1:8 "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty'.

    To a Christian, trying to limit Jesus to only being a Prophet is WRONG.

  24. Holly Williams really??let see what your bible scholar or people with knowledge tell us about the bible..YET THE KING JAMES VERSION HAS GRAVE DEFECTS..BY THE MIDDLE OF THE 9thCENTURY,THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BIBLICAL STUDIES AND THE DISCOVERING OF MANY MANUSCRIPTS MORE ANCIENT THAN THOSE UPON WHICH THE KING JAMES VERSION WAS BASED..MADE IT MANIFEST THAT THOSE DEFECTS ARE SO MANY AND SO SERIOUS AS TO CALL FOR REVISION OF THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION..THE TASK WAS UNDER TAKEN BY AUTHORITY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN 1870..THE ENGLISH REVISED VERSION OF THE BIBLE WAS PUBLISHED IN 1881-1885.AND THE AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION,.ITS VARIANT EMBODYING THE PREFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN SCHOLARS ASSOCIATED IN THE WORK,.WAS PUBLISHED IN1901..theres no copy of copy of copy of copy of the original bible to be found anywhere on the earth..JESUS didn't speak english so where is that book with Aramaic or hebrew that Jesus spoke which thy translate to greek and today in english???..Do not became blind follower do research for what u abt to put your life into it..THE WORD OF GOD DOESNT HAVE DEFECTS…

  25. MR;R.YOUNG..You real sound young as your name{1}The bible your reading was translated from HEBREW..GREEK..LATIN AND THE ENGLISH..Jesus spoke ARAMAIC AND HEBREW..Jesus name doesn't exist in jews culture..JESUS given name was EASHOA and this name has 4letters in hebrew and those letters are.YOOT..SHEEN..WAW..EIN..THOSE LETTERS DOES NOT EXIST IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE..All the PROPHETS names in the bible are translated names very bad habit..imagine a jewish man called JOHN THE BAPTIS REAL??They were jewish prophets look up their names in hebrew and compare them in QURAN..And indeed Jesus was a man and a prophet of God..the bible says..Jesus is a MAN amongst you he was approved by God to perform miracles and wonder did by him{God} and your witness to it..And Jesus himself said..OF MYSELF I CANNOT DO NOTHIN NEITHER I JUDGE..I HEAR I JUDGE AND MY JUDGEMENT IS JUST..NOT OF MY WILLING BUT BY THE WILLING OF God..anyone says INSHA-ALLAH{God willing is a muslim} For GOD to ask for help or he can't do anything by himself is UNGODLY..According to Jesus there was 24,000 prophets on the face of the earth..and all those prophets thy said the some thing to their people that ..iam the way..the truth..and the life no man comes unto father except through me..its abt the teaching of the ONENESS OF GOD ..Whoever follow those teaching from the prophets he has a chance to go to paradise..BY the way did Jesus told the MAN WHO ARE U CALLING GOOD{God}?he told him theres no God but one in heaven in order to go to paradise u must follow the commandment the teaching of MOSES?Go back to your scripture and read again the bible its kinda confusing but be patients ..PEACE BROTHER

  26. Wayne Fowler says:

    Saidi Kondo Deecanal
    Of course Jesus was a prophet, as an occupation, He was also a healer better than any doctor today. He brought several people back to life from death. No human could do that. He was also a teacher who was so good that he was able to confound the best scholars in the Temple when he was only 12 years old. But you miss the point of all this. He was God. Only God can tell you what came before, and what will come after. Only God controls life. As the creator of all that we know to exist, including us, He obviously has the power over life and death. Jesus did these and many other miracles on earth to prove that He was God, not just a good teacher or prophet. He is far beyond a good teacher and prophet. As God, He brought himself to earth as a man. His primary purpose was to serve as the supreme sacrifice for all our sins. He is the perfect man, the second Adam, who fulfilled the strictest requirements of God. He is what Adam was supposed to be. As the truth of the Hebrew scriptures testify, a perfect lamb must be presented to the priest as a sacrifice for our sin. It is by His shed blood that we are made holy again. It is beyond our capability as humans to meet God's standard of perfection. We can never achieve perfection nor can we offer any amount of sacrifice to overcome our many faults. It took God Himself to come to earth as a perfect man to satisfy the requirements of God. We cannot do it. But God can and He did! Praise the Lord!! Jesus testified that He was the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father except by Me. That is exclusive language. It means only one thing. Jesus is the only way we can become right with God. Jesus not only always told the truth but He is the Truth. And Jesus is the only way we can have eternal life. That is as clear a statement as has ever been said. I don't care what language it is written in, whether Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Arabic or any other language known to man. Since God said it, as Jesus is God; proved by the miracles He performed, He can not lie. Therefore I believe it. I offer to you this testimony so that you too can know the truth and can have salvation and forgiveness from your sins. If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the only way to be forgiven, then repent and accept Jesus as your savior. Don't turn away from the only way you can find salvation from your sins. You don't have a "chance" to be saved. You WILL be saved.

  27. the problem lies with the issue that you have new testament which is not in its original language Aramaic.It is in Greek approximately 60 years after Jesus PBUH and the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) arent written by eye witnesses or disciples. Nor are they claiming to be. Nor in the Bible is it claiming to be the word of God. Therefore ,how can we claim it to be.

  28. As Muslims we have no choice. We had said in many words:

    ” WE BELIEVE IN ONE CREATOR, WE BELIEVE IN ALL HIS PROPHETS, WE BELIEVE, THAT JESUS (peace be upon him) WAS ONE OF THE MIGHTIEST PROPHETS OF GOD, THAT HE WAS THE MESSIAH AS WELL AS THE WORD OF GOD,(Be) THAT HE WAS BORN MIRACULOUSLY- WITHOUT ANY MALE INTERVENTION (which many modern-day Christians do not believe today),THAT HE GAVE LIFE TO THE DEAD BY GOD’S PERMISSION, AND THAT HE HEALED THOSE BORN BLIND AND THE LEPERS BY GOD’S PERMISSION.”

    Islam respects all religions. . The Noble Qur’an highlights the important aspects of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) mother, his birth, his mission and his ascension to heaven.

    Read about Jesus(Peace be upon him) Quran Chapter 3:33-84 Chapter 5:72-78 and Chapter 19 Surah Maryam

    http://dar-us-salam.com/TheNobleQuran/index.html
    http://manyprophetsonemessage.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ekIMXhEYh8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s2UTAtSKd0

    Please Read this Book On Line
    Book Name: The cross and the crescent
    Author: Jerald F. Dirks
    http://islamhouse.com/en/books/427627/

    http://islamicbooks.info/H-1-Iman/01-Allah.htm

    http://www.islamhouse.com/pg/9661/books/1

    http://www.islamicbook.ws/english/english-034.pdf

    http://islam101.net/
    http://www.islamtomorrow.com/default.asp

  29. Bible is not a reliable guide to Christ’s teachings.
    Mark, the oldest of the Gospels, was written at least 70 years after Christ’s death, and the newest of them might have been written more than 200 years after his death. These texts have been amended, translated, and re-translated so often that it’s extremely difficult to gauge the accuracy of current editions—even aside from the matter of the accuracy of texts written decades or centuries after the death of their subject. This is such a problem that the Jesus Seminar, a colloquium of over 200 Protestant Gospel scholars mostly employed at religious colleges and seminaries, undertook in 1985 a multi-year investigation into the historicity of the statements and deeds attributed to Jesus in the New Testament. They concluded that only 18% of the statements and 16% of the deeds attributed to Jesus had a high likelihood of being historically accurate. So, in a very real sense fundamentalists—who claim to believe in the literal truth of the Bible—are not followers of Jesus Christ; rather, they are followers of those who, decades or centuries later, put words in his mouth.

    Bible, Christianity’s basic text, is riddled with contradictions.
    There are a number of glaring contradictions in the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, and including some within the same books. A few examples:
    ". . . God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man."
    (James:1:13)
    "And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham."
    (Genesis 22:1)
    ". . . for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger forever."
    (Jeremiah 3:12)
    "Ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever. Thus saith the Lord." (Jeremiah 17:4)

    "If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true." (John 5:31, J.C. speaking)
    "I am one that bear witness of myself . . ." (John 8:18, J.C. speaking)
    and last but not least:

    "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved." (Genesis 32:30)
    "No man hath seen God at any time." (John 1:18)
    "And I [God] will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts . . ." (Exodus 33:23)
    Bible is not a reliable guide to Christ’s teachings.
    Mark, the oldest of the Gospels, was written at least 30 years after Christ’s death, and the newest of them might have been written more than 200 years after his death. These texts have been amended, translated, and re-translated so often that it’s extremely difficult to gauge the accuracy of current editions—even aside from the matter of the accuracy of texts written decades or centuries after the death of their subject. This is such a problem that the Jesus Seminar, a colloquium of over 200 Protestant Gospel scholars mostly employed at religious colleges and seminaries, undertook in 1985 a multi-year investigation into the historicity of the statements and deeds attributed to Jesus in the New Testament. They concluded that only 18% of the statements and 16% of the deeds attributed to Jesus had a high likelihood of being historically accurate. So, in a very real sense fundamentalists—who claim to believe in the literal truth of the Bible—are not followers of Jesus Christ; rather, they are followers of those who, decades or centuries later, put words in his mouth.

    Bible, Christianity’s basic text, is riddled with contradictions.
    There are a number of glaring contradictions in the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, and including some within the same books. A few examples:
    ". . . God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man."
    (James:1:13)
    "And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham."
    (Genesis 22:1)
    ". . . for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger forever."
    (Jeremiah 3:12)
    "Ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever. Thus saith the Lord." (Jeremiah 17:4)

    "If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true." (John 5:31, J.C. speaking)
    "I am one that bear witness of myself . . ." (John 8:18, J.C. speaking)
    and last but not least:

    "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved." (Genesis 32:30)
    "No man hath seen God at any time." (John 1:18)
    "And I [God] will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts . . ." (Exodus 33:23)

  30. Why did you address your devotions to me? Did I ever direct you to do it, or propose myself as an object of religious worship?

    Did I not uniformly and to the last set you an example myself of praying to the Father, to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God? (John 20:17)

    When my disciples requested me to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1-2), did I teach them to pray to myself or to any other person But The Father? Did I ever call myself God, or tell you that I was the maker of the world and to be worshipped?

    And Jesus said unto them, When you pray say Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give US day by day OUR daily bread. And forgive US OUR sins; for We also forgive every one that is indebted to US. And lead US not into temptation; but deliver US from evil. (Luke 11:2-4)
    Let us ask ourself another question Did Jesus ever pray?

    And if he did pray to whom he prayed? If He prayed to God that means he WAS NOT God because God Pray To No One.

    Christians says Jesus will sit on the right hand side of the God… how is that possible, if all three are ONE…. how can God sit on his own right side? it's impossible…. apply logic and you will see the truth…. do one thing read the Bible and think that Jesus is not God but a Prophet…. everything will make sense hopefully.

    “Those who believe in the doctrine of the Trinity says Jesus is God himself in the form of man”

    “Can you ever conceive anyone to be the IMMORTAL GOD and at the same time be A MORTAL (man) to be caught in the hands of other mortals to suffer death?

    Can anything be HIGH and at the SAME TIME LOW,
    BLACK, and at the SAME TIME WHITE?
    Can there be DARKNESS and the SAME TIME LIGHT?

    What philosophy is this?”

    I would like you to ponder a little over How the belief of Jesus being God Himself or the son of God, coincides with the fact that he was so terrified at the impending crucifixion that he shouted: “Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachtani?” (meaning: My God, My God, why has thou forsaken me?) Mathew27:46) ”What philosophy is that? If Jesus was God Himself, does it mean that GOD WAS FORSAKEN BY GOD HIMSELF AND CAN THAT BE GOD WHO FELT HOPELESS AND SHOUTED TO BE RESCUED?”

    None of the above beliefs are supported by the Bible! Jesus never claimed to be God.
    He never said that he had come to die for our sins.And you can scour the Bible from cover to cover.You will not find the word Trinity in it!.

    Several questions arose in the mind about the above mentioned beliefs.
    Why would God personally need to come down to earth IF HE HAS ALL POWER?
    If He wants to get something done, all He needs to do is say the word and it is done!

    Jesus was a man. If he was God, then HOW COULD HE DIED?
    CAN GOD DIE ?
    Furthermore, if Jesus was really God in the flesh, who did he pray to?

    DID HE PRAY TO HIMSELF?!

    If Jesus is God, how can We Even Think Of God Subjecting Himself To The Temptation Of The Devil?
    How can the devil offer Jesus the kingdoms of the world, if everything in the heavens and earth all belong to God?

    Besides, Wasn't It God Who Created the devil?!
    If the Trinity is indeed an important article of faith,

    Why Does Not Jesus Preach This Trinity?

    It doesn't take a lot of intelligence to understand that the Creator cannot become His Creation, or Part Of His Creation. Even if God could become His creation, why would He want to do that?!! And if it is true that God became Jesus and did indeed die for our sins (which sounds like a very drastic step to me), Then The World As We Know It Today Should Be Free Of Sin. If it is not free of sin, then what was the point in dying for our sins?
    What did it accomplish?!

    We are staring at first-class Falsehood.WE knew it was False Right to the Very Core.

    You will not find a SINGLE FLAW IN GOD'S CREATION. It is perfect. It is God who has given us the POWER OF REASON and COMMON SENSE. Would God ask us to believe in anything

    THAT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE?

    TRUTH MUST MAKE SENSE.

    When a detective wants TO FIND THE TRUTH, he looks for clues, examines the evidence and uses his power of reasoning.

    People employ this method for all matters, EXCEPT IN THE FIELD OF RELIGION! This is where they abandon their reason and BELIEVE BLINDLY in whatever they are taught!
    Regarding the "Oneness" (monotheism) of God in the Bible (even today's English translations):

    There are so many Biblical passages teaching GOD IS ONLY ONE AND WITHOUT ANY PARTNERS. This is a basic premise throughout the entire teaching of the Bible. The many explicit passages clearly declare this As A Cardinal Truth.

    Each of the following 27 passages explicitly teach that there is ONE — and ONLY ONE — TRUE AND LIVING GOD.

  31. Peace be on you Anonymous
    THE CATHOLIC BIBLE
    The Roman Catholic Bible was published at Rheims in 1582, from Jerome's Latin Vulgate and reproduced at Douay in 1609. As such the RCV (Roman Catholic Version) is the oldest Version that one can still buy today. Despite its antiquity, the whole of the Protestant world, including the "cults"* condemn the RCV because it contains seven extra "books" which they contemptuously refer to as the "apocrypha" i.e. of DOUBTFUL AUTHORITY. Notwithstanding the dire warning contained in the Apocalypse, which is the last book in the RCV (renamed as "Revelation" by the Protestants), it is "revealed":

    ". . . If any man shall add to these things (or delete) God shall add unto him the plagues written in this Book."
    (Revelation 22:18-19)
    But who cares! They do not really believe! The Protestants have bravely expunged seven whole books from their Book of God! The outcasts are:
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    The Book of Judith
    The Book of Tobias
    The Book of Baruch
    The Buck of Esther, etc.
    THE PROTESTANT BIBLE
    Sir Winston Churchill has some pertinent things to say about the Authorised Version (AV) of the Protestant Bible, which is also widely known as the "King James Version (KJV)".
    "THE AUTHORISED VERSION OF THE BIBLE WAS PUBLISHED IN 1611 BY THE WILL AND COMMAND OF HIS MAJESTY KING JAMES THE 1ST WHOSE NAME IT BEARS TILL TODAY."
    The Roman Catholics, believing as they do that the Protestants have mutilated the Book of God, are yet aiding and abetting the Protestant "crime" by forcing their native converts to purchase the Authorised Version (AV) of the Bible, which is the only Bible available in some 1500 languages of the lesser developed nations of the world. The Roman Catholics milk their cows, but the feeding is left to the Protestants! The overwhelming majority of Christians — both Catholics and Protestant — use the Authorised (AV) or the King James Version (KJV) as it is alternatively called.
    GLOWING TRIBUTES
    First published, as Sir Winston says, in 1611, and then revised in 1881 (RV), and now re-revised and brought up to date as the Revised Standard Version (RSV) 1952, and now again re-re-revised in 1971 (still RSV for short). Let us see what opinion Christendom has of this most revised Bible, the RSV:-
    1. "THE FINEST VERSION WHICH HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN THE PRESENT CENTURY." — (Church of England Newspaper)
    2. "A COMPLETELY FRESH TRANSLATION BY SCHOLARS OF THE HIGHEST EMINENCE." — (Times literary Supplement)
    3. "THE WELL-LOVED CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AUTHORISED VERSION COMBINED WITH A NEW ACCURACY OF TRANSLATION." — (Life and Work)
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    4. "THE MOST ACCURATE AND CLOSE RENDERING OF THE ORIGINAL" — (The Times)
    The publishers (Collins) themselves, in their notes on the Bible at the end of their production, say on page 10: "THIS BIBLE (RSV), IS THE PRODUCT OF THIRTY-TWO SCHOLARS, ASSISTED BY AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPRESENTING FIFTY CO-OPERATING DENOMINATIONS." Why all this boasting? To make the gullible public buy their product? All these testimonies convince the purchaser that he is backing the right horse, with the purchaser little suspecting that he is being taken for a ride.
    "THE WORLD'S BEST SELLER"

    But what about the Authorised Version of the Bible (AV), the "World's Best Seller?" These Revisers, all good salesmen, have some very pretty things to say about it. However, their page iii, paragraph six of the PREFACE of the RSV reads;
    "THE KING JAMES VERSION (alternative description of AV) HAS WITH GOOD REASON BEEN TERMED 'THE NOBLEST MONUMENT OF ENGLISH PROSE.’ ITS REVISERS IN 1881 EXPRESSED ADMIRATION FOR 'ITS SIMPLICITY, ITS DIGNITY, ITS POWER, ITS HAPPY TURNS OF EXPRESSION … THE MUSIC OF ITS CADENCES, AND THE FELICITIES OF ITS RHYTHM.’ IT ENTERED, AS NO OTHER BOOK HAS, INTO THE MAKING OF THE PERSONAL CHARACTER AND THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES. WE OWE TO IT AN INCALCULABLE DEBT."

    Can you, imagine a more magnificent tribute being paid to the "Book of Books" than the above? I, for one, cannot. Let the believing Christian, now steel himself for the un-kindest blow of all from his own beloved Lawyers of Religion; for in the very same breath they say:
    "YET THE KING JAMES VERSION HAS GRAVE DEFECTS." And, "THAT THESE DEFECTS ARE SO MANY AND SO SERIOUS AS TO CALL FOR REVISION . . ."(R S V 1971) This is straight from the horse's mouth, i.e. the orthodox Christian scholars of "the highest eminence." Another galaxy of Doctors of Divinity are now required to produce an encyclopaedia explaining the cause of those GRAVE AND SERIOUS DEFECTS in their Holy Writ and their reasons for eliminating them.

    The lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?'

    Introduction: We must first of all know that the entire Bible is corrupted and unreliable and is mostly filled with man-made laws and corruption! "`How can you say, "We [the Jews] are wise, for we have the law of the LORD," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?' (From the NIV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

    The Revised Standard Version makes it even clearer: "How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us'? But, behold, the false pen of the scribeshas made it (i.e., the bible) into a LIE. (From the RSV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

    In either translation, we clearly see that the Jews had so much corrupted the Bible with their man-made cultural laws, that they had turned the Bible into a lie!
    See Also Deuteronomy 31:25-29 where Moses peace be upon him predicted the corruption/tampering of the Law (Bible) after his death.

    The Book of Moses predicted that the Law (Bible) will get corrupted. The Book of Jeremiah which came approximately 826 years after did indeed confirm this corruption.
    "How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us'? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie. (From the RSV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

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