At least 3 prophets before Lord Jesus Christ had prophesied about the Messiah who would be crucified or killed for the sins of His people. Lord Jesus Christ also foretold that He would be scourged, crucified and killed but on the third day he would be raised again. Prophet Paul had confirmed the truth of the Messiah Jesus was crucified and was raised alive the third day.
Based on the Torahic Law, the matter is established that when Lord Jesus Christ came and claimed to the prophecies of Moses and Prophets before him, it cannot be disputed again under any other law of God. That the Messiah Jesus would be crucified, killed and resurrected on the Third Day is an absolute truth. Do you as a Muslim disagree with Muhammad for contradicting with the absolute truth of the Word of God? Yes or No?
Even after resurrection Lord Jesus Christ remained on earth for a period of 40 days to teach his apostles about the Holy Scriptures. All Apostles except Judas, had seen the body of the crucified Jesus in "another form". (John 20:19-31)
John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Mark 16:12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
Act 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
Act 1:3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God
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Please answer my questions with a "yes" for "yes" and "No" for "No", you do not have to explain for whatever you said more than these comes of the evil.
Matt 5:37 (Jesus said) "But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil."
All the Hebrews Prophets namely David, Isaiah, Daniel and Jesus Himself said the Messiah would be crucified or the man to be crucified was Jesus.
1. Only Muhammad disagreed with all previous prophets before him that Messiah Jesus was not crucified nor killed (S 4:157). Do you disagree with Muhammad or not? Yes or No?
If yes, then your Muhammad is a false prophet. If no, then you are no longer fit to be called a Muslim because by definition, Muslim is a person who believe that Muhammad is a prophet of God and also to believe in all the Prophets before him, and to submit to one God.
3. The Quran addresses Jesus as the Messiah in Surah 4:157 because there are prophecies about him in the OT. Yes or No?
Islam requires a Muslim to believe every words of the Prophets from Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, Daniel and Jesus.
4. If a Muslim disagree with any words of the prophets, then he or she is no longer fit to be called a Muslim. Yes or No?
David prophesied by the Spirit of Christ that He would be pierced in the hands and legs. David was historically not crucified on the tree. He must be speaking about the Messiah Jesus who quoted Psalms 22:1 to identify Himself as the speaker while He was crucified on the Cross.
It fits the scenario perfectly well that Messiah Jesus was encompassed by dogs, i.e. the Romans and unbelieving Jews.
Psa 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
Psalms was written around 1,000 B.C. and by 610AD the Holy Bible of different languages have been circulated throughout the world. Yet around this time Muhammad declared the Quran is for CONFIRMING the Torah and the Gospel (S. 3:3) and not for superseding the earlier scriptures.
It implies Muhammad said the Holy Bible which contains the Torah and the Gospel are correct lest he contradicted himself with the Quran and should be reckoned as a disbeliever.
Sura 3:81 forbids Muhammad to contradict with the earlier scriptures of the prophets before him. Apparently Muhammad agreed to it otherwise he would not say Surah 3:3 which is for CONFIRMING the truth of the earlier scriptures.
Prophet Isaiah made a prophecy concerning the Messiah Jesus as the Prince of Peace.
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
When Lord Jesus said "all things that the Father has are mine", it literally means "all words of His Father" belongs to Him as co-owners. So He qualifies for all the titles stated in Isaiah 9:6.
John 16:15 "All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you."
Is Lord Jesus Christ called the Prince of Peace? Yes.
He is the Prince of Peace as the key peacemaker between mankind and God which Satan caused man to fall into sin and created the spiritual barrier against GOD.
Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Lord Jesus Christ came to reconcile ALL things with GOD through His own Blood.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell;
Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
When Lord Jesus said that he came to send a sword, He meant the "sword" is the Word of God, not the physical sword. It's because some believe in the Word of God and some don't which causes a man to be at variance with others.
Matt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God:
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Isa 40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his Counsellor hath taught him? As the Spirit of Christ is the Holy Spirit, then the Counsellor is the Spirit of Christ. In other words, the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit and Counsellor are one the same in nature.
The Law of God in Isaiah 9:6 proves that a son born into world is entitled to the called The Mighty God. It exactly fits the title for Jesus Christ who is the Son of God or the Mighty God.
For the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy (Rev 19:10). So the Spirit of Prophecy or the Holy Spirit was speaking through Prophet Isaiah giving the testimony of Jesus.
Isa 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment; and who shall declare His generation? For He was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of My people He was stricken.
"Cut off out of the land of the living" means He would be killed and departed from the land of the living to the spirit world.
Daniel was taught by Gabriel that the Messiah would come 7 weeks and 62 weeks from the decree to rebuilt the Jerusalem Temple. It is reckoned as 567 years from 539BC which arrived at 29AD. Jesus Messiah was the one who appeared publicly during the time as prophesied by Daniel. There is no doubt it is Messiah Jesus as Gabriel had taught Daniel to know the time.
Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
The Messiah the Prince will be cut off or be killed.
Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
This prophecy was written around 535 BC and was kept by the Jews, not by the Christians. So the Christians have no way to change the Hebrews scriptures of the Jews which are kept by them secretly.
Lord Jesus Christ further identified Himself as the one spoken by Prophet Daniel by foretelling His own death and His resurrection on the Third Day.
Mat 17:22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, "The Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
Mat 17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again." And they were exceeding sorry.
The Name of Jesus is found in the OT as many as 197 verses in the form of "Joshua". Joshua comes from Hebrew word H3091 "Yehoshua" which means "YHVH is the Salvation." Jesus is an English translation from Greek word G2424 Iesous which in Hebrew reads as "Yehoshua".
Exodus 17:9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
Yeshoshua was the spiritual leader after Moses to lead the Israelites from the wilderness into the promised land - the present day Israel. He fought with and conquered the enemies of his people, brought them into the promised land, and divided it to them by lot. The parallel between him and Jesus the Savior of the world is too evident to require pointing out.
Surah 61:6 Yusuf Ali
And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: "O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of God (sent) to you, confirming the Law (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!"
5. Ahmad means the Praised One and Muhammad means Praiseworthy. Muhammad does not mean "advocate, consoler, intercessor, comforter". Yes or No?
6. As Muhammad does not mean "comforter", then why Muslims intentionally twisted the word of LORD JESUS for Parakletos to mean "praiseworthy"???
John 14:26 But the Comforter(Parakletos), which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
All 4 Prophets namely Isaiah, David, Daniel, Jesus Himself said the Messiah would be killed or the man to be crucified was Jesus Himself. Paul concurred with all the 4 prophets before him. This proves that 5 Prophets have established the absolute truth against any false prophecy which may object to it. The matter was established around 34 AD when Prophet Paul preached and wrote about crucifixion and resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ.
We have 4 Prophets prophesied the same matter that the Messiah Jesus would be killed or the man to be crucified was Jesus as He is the Spirit of Christ (1 Pet 1:11). Even Paul concurred with prophecies of David, Isaiah, Daniel & Jesus Himself.
Only Muhammad contradicted with all 5 Hebrews Prophets!
"And because of their saying: "We slew the Messiah Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger" - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. (Surah 4:157 Pickthal)
Simple logic supports that 5 Hebrews prophets are the absolute truth based on the Law on 2 or 3 witnesses. A message coming from outside time-space would not change to later contradict itself. We are forced to conclude that Daniel and Muhammad did not receive words from the same spiritual being. Who is the true archangel Gabriel?
However, a "false" Gabriel appears to have spoken to Muhammad from INSIDE time-space. No long-term prophecies have been observed. This infers that the message given to Muhammad is not from God. Muhammad appears to have been deceived.
7. Did Muhammad the praiseworthy contradict with the prophets before him? Yes or No?
8. Do you believe that Jesus Christ foretold His apostles that He would be arrested, scourged, crucified and resurrected on the third day? Yes or No?
9. Do you believe that Prophet Daniel was told by Gabriel that the Messiah the Prince would be cut off or killed as told in the scripture? Yes or No?
10. Do you believe that Prophet David prophesied about the crucifxion of a man who called "My God, My God, why has you forsaken me?" That man has been identified as Messiah Jesus. Yes or No?
11. Do you believe that Prophet Isaiah spoke by the Spirit of Christ (1 Pet 1:11) that the Messiah would be killed?
Isa 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
Isa 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
12. Do you as a Muslim believe that Prophet Isaiah prophesied about the birth of a son called Emmanuel which means "God dwelt with us"? Yes or No?
Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Matt 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, "God with us."
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word (God) was made Flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Muslims cannot defend by saying the Quran is superior than the Holy Bible because God revealed His words in the earlier scriptures without any dispute. Only the Quran has discrepancies with the Holy Bible. Deut 18:22 provided for the words of the false prophet to be exposed if the things spoken of follow not or is untrue nor come to fulfilment, then it is not the Word of God.
Deut 18:22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
Surah 4:157 is proven to be a forgery because 5 Prophets have refuted it. Muslims have to concede that Muhammad was a false prophet as the Law of God on the testimony of 2 or 3 witnesses have been fulfilled and it cannot be challenged nor the credibility of the prophets concerned and neither the Word of God can be questioned when the latter book has confirmed the earlier scriptures to be the truth.
From Muhammad until AL-GHAZZALI (1111) before 1064AD, Muslims believed in the truth of the Torah and the Gospel. Muhammad recited Sura 3:3 implying Quran is merely confirming the Torah and the Gospel even as Allah gave the earlier revelations.
13. So why muslims today evolved and follow the false teachings of Ibn-Khazem???
WHY DO MUSLIMS BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS CORRUPTED?
In 1064, Ibn-Khazem, FIRST charged that the Bible had been corrupted and the Bible falsified. This charge was to defend Islam against Christianity because Ibn-Khazem come upon differences and contradiction between the Bible and the Quran. Believing, by faith (without evidence, 70 contradictions in Quran are clearer than blind-faith) that the Quran was true, the Bible must then be false. He said, "Since the Quran must be true it must be the conflicting Gospel texts that are false. But Muhammad tells us to respect the Gospel. Therefore, the present text must have been falsified by the Christians after the time of Muhammad."
His argument was not based on any evidence or historical facts but only on his personal faith, reasoning and desire to safeguard the Quran.
This led him to teach that, "The Christians lost the revealed Gospel except for a few traces which God has left intact as argument against them."
Apparently Ibn-Khezam was willingly used by Satan to teach the false doctrines and fables of men.
Many great MUSLIM teachers DO NOT believe the Bible has been corrupted and ACCEPT the authenticity of our PRESENT New Testament texts.
a. Ali al-Tabari (died 855) accepted the Gospel texts
b. Amr al-Ghakhiz (869) " " " "
c. BUKHARI (810-870) " " " "
(he gathered some of the earliest tradition of Islam quoted the Quran itself to support his belief in the text of the Bible Sura 3:72,78)
d. Al-Mas'udi (956) " " " "
e. Abu Ali Husain Bin Sina (1037)" " "
f. AL-GHAZZALI (1111) " " " "
(probably the greatest Muslim scholar he lived after Ibn-Khazem but did not accept his teachings)
g. Ibn-Khaldun (1406) " " " " " "
(he lived after Ibn-Khazem but did not accept his
teachings but rather believed the earlier Islamic
h. Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan, founder of the Aligarh College
"In the opinion of us Mohammedans it is not proved that corruption (tahrif-i-lafzi)...was practiced."
i. Fakhruddin Razi, on the authority of Ibn Abbas, a nephew
of Muhammed, "The Jews and early Christians were suspected of altering the text of the Taurat and Injil;
but in the opinion of eminent doctors and theologians it
was not practicable thus to corrupt the text, because
those Scriptures were generally known and widely
circulated, having been handed down from generation to generation."
14. WHY do Muslims follow Ibn-Khazem rather then the witness of the Quran, the word of Muhammad, and these 10 great Muslim scholars who all believed the Bible texts to be truthful?
15. God has never appointed one prophet to write his message in a book for mankind before Muhammad. Why would the all-wise God reject the writings from over 40 holy men, prophets and apostles whose life lived up to the holiness of God?
Genesis 21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Apparently there is only one seed of Christ and one Everlasting Kingdom under Lord Jesus Christ. There is no kingdom for Muslims when Lord Jesus Christ returns to earth to rule for a thousand years.
Daniel 7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
Muhammad will not have an everlasting Kingdom. It is Lord Jesus Christ who is given the Everlasting Kingdom to rule as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
16. Do you agree with Prophet Daniel that "kingdom under the whole heaven" shall be given to "the People of the saints of the Most High" who is called King JESUS?
In the Quran there are 22 times of the title Son of Mary and and 25 times of the Name Jesus. But the Son of Mary is not used by God who called Him "My Beloved Son" Matt 3:17.
The Jews were offending JESUS with the title son of Mary. Why Quran continues to insult Him???
Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
Do you call the Quran exalts JESUS or insulting Him continuously???