Prophet Isa is the chief corner stone better than the Black Stone of the Ka'aba!
Mat 21:42 Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: "'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?
Acts 4:11 This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.
"Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord." Eph 2:20-21
1Pet 2:4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
1Pet 2:5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a Spiritual House, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1Pet 2:6 For it stands in Scripture: "Behold, I am laying in Zion [Jerusalem] a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."
1Pet 2:7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,"
John 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
John 4:20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Prophet Isa made it clear that His Father does not desire a particular place of worship such as the Ka'aba or Jerusalem Temple.
John 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
John 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: For salvation is of the Jews.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
To worship the Father in spirit and in truth is only possible when a worshipper submit his will to the leading of the Holy Spirit and allow the Spirit of God to take over the worship. The prostration in worship is never taught by Prophet Isa.
From the posture of JESUS' examples in prayer, He never face the direction of Ka'aba when He prayed to His Father in Heaven. This shows that the Arabs during the pre-Islamic period, are facing the "idol of allah" - The Ka'aba - an image made of stones and marbles cut by humans' hands and the Black Stone embedded in the southeastern corner of the Ka'aba has the root of paganism.
LORD JESUS never kiss the Black Stone, nor circumambulate the Ka'aba. He never pray facing the direction of the Ka'aba. It is therefore concluded that the Ka'aba is the bigger idol than the 360 idols that were destroyed by Muhammad together with chief god of the Quraysh, the Hubal.
There are 4 instances that Lord JESUS looked up to Heaven and prayed or talked to His Father (Mat 14:19, Mark 6:41, Mark 7:34 & John 17:1). Only 1 instance of Lord JESUS fell on His Face (Mat 26:39) and then He knelt down and prayed earnestly (Luke 22:41-44) .
Lord Jesus fell to the ground in prayer when He was exceeding sorrowful as unto death. Do Muslims always fell sorrowful like Lord JESUS when they prostrate in prayers??? So how could Muslims quote the instant of Lord JESUS when His condition was in distress while Muslims are not in distress when they prostrate!!! Aha... Muslims are guilty of false emulation and claim.
Mark 14:34 And (Jesus) saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
Mark 14:35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
Mark 14:36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
Abraham stood up to pray and he did not prostrate before the House.
Surah 3:97 (P)
Wherein are plain memorials; the place where Abraham stood up to pray; and whosoever entereth it is safe. And PILGRIMAGE to THE HOUSE is a duty unto Allah for Mankind, for him who can find a way thither. As for him who disbelieveth, Lo! Allah is Independent of creatures.
Mat 6:7 Jesus said "But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."
If you disobey Lord Jesus and keep praying from written prayer-books by repeating the prayers 5 times a day, then you are in danger of hell-fire.
Surah 4:14 Pickthal
And whoso disobeyeth Allah and His messenger (JESUS) and transgresseth His limits, He will make him ENTER Fire, where he will dwell Forever; his will be a shameful doom.
As a matter of fact, not one of the 99 names of Allah mean "the Father". Therefore it shall conclude that Allah is not the Father of Jesus and not the God of the Christians.
Surah 3:81 (P) When Allah made COVENANT with the PROPHETS: "Behold that which I have given you of the Scripture and knowledge. And AFTERWARD there will come unto you a Messenger, CONFIRMING that which ye possess. Ye shall believe in him and ye shall help him.
The words of Muhammad cannot contradict with the scripture of the Gospel of Jesus. If the words contradict with the teachings of Jesus and prophets before him, then those words are not from the same God but from the Devil, the liar.
Surah 2:125 (P) And when We made THE HOUSE (Ka'aba) a resort for Mankind and a sanctuary: Take as your place of WORSHIP the place where Abraham stood.
Surah 2:125 (P) ... And We imposed a duty upon Abraham and Ishmael: Purify My House for those who go around and those who meditate therein and those who BOW DOWN and prostrate themselves.
Obviously the words of Allah in Surah 2:125 contradict with the law of Yehovah in Leviticius 26:1.
Lev 26:1 Ye shall make you NO idols nor graven image, Neither rear you up a STANDING IMAGE, Neither shall ye set up any IMAGE OF STONE in your land, to Bow Down unto it: for I am Yehovah[YHVH] your God.
Surah 3:97 contradicts with the words of Prophet Isa Al-Massih.
John 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, "Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall Neither in this mountain, Nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
John 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: For salvation is of the Jews.
Surah 2:127 (P)
And when Abraham and Ishmael were raising the foundations of THE HOUSE, (Abraham prayed):
Our Lord! Accept from us (this duty). Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Nearer, the Knower.
Surah 2:158 (P)
Lo! Al-Safa and Al-Marwah are among the indications of Allah. It is therefore NO SIN for him who is on PILGRIMAGE to THE HOUSE (of Allah) or visiteth it, to go around them (as the pagan custom is). And he who doeth good of his own accord (for him), Lo! Allah is Responsive,
According to archaeological and historical records, Allah was the moon god married to the sun goddess, and together they had three daughters: goddesses Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat. (The first two names are feminine forms of 'Allah'). The worship of these three goddesses played a major part in the worship at the Kabah in Mecca. The pagans prayed toward Mecca and the Kabah because that is where their gods were stationed. The worship of the moon god extended far beyond the Allah-worship in Arabia. The entire Fertile Crescent was involved in the worship of the moon.
JESUS looked up to Heaven when he prayed and did not look towards Ka'aba.
Matt 14:19 And He [JESUS] commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and LOOKING UP TO HEAVEN, He blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
Mark 6:41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, HE LOOKED UP TO HEAVEN, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
Mark 7:34 And LOOKING UP TO HEAVEN, He (JESUS) sighed, and saith unto him, "Ephphatha, that is, Be opened."
Mark 7:35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
Jn 17:1 These words spake JESUS, and LIFTED UP HIS EYES TO HEAVEN, and said, "FATHER, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
Jn 17:2 As thou hast given him Power over ALL FLESH, that HE should GIVE ETERNAL LIFE to as many as thou hast given Him.
Jn 11:40 JESUS answered her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the Glory of God?
Jn 11:41 Then they took away the stone where the dead was laid. And JESUS LIFTED UP His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
Jn 11:42 And I know that You hear Me always, but because of the people who stand by I said it, so that they may believe that You have sent Me."
Jn 11:43 And saying these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, Here! Outside!
Jn 11:44 And he who had died came out, bound hand and foot with sheets, and his face was bound with a cloth. Jesus said to them, Untie him and let him go!
Jn 11:45 Then many of the Jews who came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on Him.
Luke 22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and KNEELED DOWN, and prayed,
Luke 22:42 Saying, "Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood FALLING DOWN to the ground.
Mat 26:39 And he went a little farther, and FELL ON HIS FACE, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Mat 26:42 He went away again the SECOND TIME, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
Mat 26:44 And He left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
Apostle Matthew recorded that JESUS walked a little further and fell on His face to pray for the first time. However the posture of JESUS for the second and third times were not mentioned.
Luke the Disciple recorded JESUS knelt down likely His third time, and prayed to His Father. That was the time His sweat of Blood falling down to the ground.
Mar 14:34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
Mar 14:35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
Luke 18:11 The Pharisee STOOD and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee...
18:13 And the publican, STANDING afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
The overall posture of JESUS can be deduced consistently from His prayer's life before the event at Gethsemane.
He likely knelt down, fell on His face upon the ground and then looked up to Heaven to say the prayer.
The conclusion drawn from the posture of JESUS' example in prayer is that He never face the direction of Ka'aba when He prayed to His Father in Heaven. The early Muslims prayed in the direction of Jerusalem before diverting to Mecca.
This shows that the Arabs during the pre-Islamic period, are facing the "idol of allah". The Ka'aba, an image made of stones and marbles cut by hands of men and the Black Stone embedded in the southeastern corner of the Ka'aba has the root of paganism.
LORD JESUS never kiss the Black Stone, nor circumambulate the Ka'aba. He never pray facing the direction of the Ka'aba. All prophets before JESUS and PAUL did not bow down towards the Kaaba, it was Muhammad alone who practised kissing the Black Stone and prayed towards this idol.
There are 4 instances that LORD JESUS looked up to Heaven and prayed or talked to His Father (Mat 14:19, Mark 7:34, Jn 17:1 & Jn 11:41). Only 1 instance of LORD JESUS fell on His Face (Mat 26:39) and 1 instance of He knelt down to pray earnestly (Luke 22:41-44) .
As a matter of fact, not one of the 99 names of Allah mean "the Father". Therefore it shall conclude that Allah is not the Father of Jesus and not the God of the Christians. The Ka'aba is the bigger idol than the 360 idols that were destroyed by Muhammad together with chief god of the Quraysh, the Hubal.
On the Face Before God
Num 20:6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces. And the glory of Jehovah appeared to them.
Mat 26:39 And He went a little further and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.
Rev 1:17 And when I (John) saw Him (JESUS), I fell (prostrate) at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying to me, "Do not fear, I am the First and the Last (i.e. the Alpha & the Omega)
Rev 1:8 "I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the ALMIGHTY."
There is an evidence that Ishmaelites abandoned YHVH, the God of Abraham and worshipped the God of Baal or Allah about 1,000 BC based on the Psalms 83:1-8 as Ishmaelites and Hagarites attempted to destroy the convenant people of Israel from the face of the earth!
Psa 83:1 (A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.) Keep not silence, O God; do not be speechless, and be not still, O God.
Psa 83:2 For lo, Your enemies roar; and those who hate You have lifted up their head.
Psa 83:3 They take shrewd counsel against Your people, and plot against Your hidden ones.
Psa 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, so that the name Israel may be remembered no more.
Psa 83:5 For with one heart they have plotted together; they have made a covenant against You--
Psa 83:6 the tents of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarites;
Psa 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the people of Tyre;
Psa 83:8 and Assyria has joined with them; they have helped the sons of Lot. Selah.
Allah in the Quran is not the same God of the Hebrews and of the Christians. Luke 9:50 And JESUS said to him, "Do not prevent him, FOR HE WHO IS NOT AGAINST US IS FOR US." As Mecaans claimed to be descendants of Ishmaelites, it is established that their Allah is against YHVH, FATHER of JESUS.
Exo 3:15 And God said to Moses again, You shall say this to the sons of Israel, YHVH the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My Title from generation to generation.
Islam (The Kabaa and Chronology)
1. The Ka'aba and the Black Stone: "You shall make no idols to yourselves; you shall not set up for yourselves graven images, or A MEMORIAL PILLAR. And you shall not set up ANY IMAGE OF STONE in your land in order to BOW DOWN to it. For I am Jehovah your God." Leviticus 26:1 MKJV
Obviously a contradiction between Allah exists here
and the Yehovah of the Bible. If God prohibits the
worship of any image of stone- the Ka'aba is made of granite stone from Mecca and marble, how is possible that the same God allows the Muslims to worship the Ka'aba and the meteorite?
Therefore one concludes that Allah is not the God of the Bible.
2. Abraham, the first Jew born between 2000 and 1500 years before the common era. Mohammad claims to have been visited by angel Gabriel in 610 CE, at least 2100 years after Abraham died.
The claims that Abraham was a Muslim and he built the Ka'aba are ridiculous. Abraham was, of course, the Hebrew. If he had built the house as claimed, it must have been a synagogue and not a small cubical stone structure around 9m x 13m x 12.04m!
If Abraham was a Muslim and Jesus was a Muslim as Muslims claimed, which makes no sense to me as both of them are Hebrews. Jesus would have teach his people to pray in the direction of Ka'aba but one can see that Jesus prayed with his eyes lifted to Heaven and not to Ka'aba.
3. Mohammed got his facts confused... for example in Sura 28:38 of the Quran, it states that Pharoah (from Exodus)
asks Haman (from the book of Esther) to erect the
Tower of Babel (from Genesis), thereby mixing up
characters who lived thousands of years apart. No
wonder the Jews of his time were not very impressed
with him, and refused to accept him as a prophet.
And Pharaoh said, 'O ye chiefs! I do not know any
god for you except me; then set fire, O Haman! take some
clay and make for me a tower, haply I may mount up to
the God of Moses; for, verily, I think he is of those
The Quran tells us that Mohammad drove the other idols
away; he made one God now the only god and he was its
messenger. He kept the Kaaba as a holy, sacred place
and confirmed that the black stone had the power to
take away man's sins.
Allah commanded Abraham to proclaim to the mankind or every believer to make a pilgrimage to the Kaaba stone at least once in his lifetime. (Sura 22:26-37) But no Old Testament's prophets ever had a pilgrimage to the Ka'aba and kissed its Black Stone.
BEFORE Muhammad WAS BORN, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH:
1) running 7 times around the House of the moon god Hubal called the Kaabah.
2) stones were thrown at the devil.
3) a crescent was a key religious symbol.
4) praying toward the Black Stone in Mecca five times a day.
5) kissing the Black Stone.
6) killing an animal in sacrifice to the moon god.
7) fasting for the month which begins and ends with the crescent moon.
But essentially "allah" is NOT the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
22:26 (P) And (remember) when We prepared for Abraham the place of the (holy) House, saying: Ascribe thou no thing as partner unto Me, and purify My House for those who Make the Round (thereof) and those who stand and those who bow and make prostration.
22:27 (P) And proclaim unto mankind the pilgrimage. They will come unto thee on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every deep ravine,
That they may witness things that are of benefit to them, and mention the name of Allah on appointed days over the beast of cattle that He hath bestowed upon them. Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor unfortunate.
Then let them make an end of their unkemptness and pay their vows and go around the ancient House.
That (is the command). And whoso magnifieth the sacred things of Allah, it will be well for him in the sight of his Lord. The cattle are lawful unto you save that which hath been told you. So shun the filth of idols, and shun lying speech,
Turning unto Allah (only), not ascribing partners unto Him; for whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah, it is as if he had fallen from the sky and the birds had snatched him or the wind had blown him to a far-off place.
That (is the command). And whoso magnifieth the offerings consecrated to Allah, it surely is from devotion of the hearts,
Therein are benefits for you for an appointed term; and afterward they are brought for sacrifice unto the ancient House.
And for every nation have We appointed a ritual, that they may mention the name of Allah over the beast of cattle that He hath given them for food; and your God is One God, therefor surrender unto Him. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to the humble,
Whose hearts fear when Allah is mentioned, and the patient of whatever may befall them, and those who establish worship and who spend of that We have bestowed on them.
And the camels! We have appointed them among the ceremonies of Allah. Therein ye have much good. So mention the name of Allah over them when they are drawn up in lines. Then when their flanks fall (dead), eat thereof and feed the beggar and the suppliant. Thus have We made them subject unto you, that haply ye may give thanks.
Their flesh and their food reach not Allah, but the devotion from you reacheth Him. Thus have We made them subject unto you that ye may magnify Allah that He hath guided you. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to the good.
Lo! the first Sanctuary appointed for mankind was that at Becca, a blessed place, a guidance to the peoples;
LORD JESUS fell on His face at the Garden of Gethsemane to pray in agony.
MUSLIMS bow on their heads to the ground to pray in gladness!
Mat 26:37 And He (JESUS) took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
Mat 26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
Mat 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Examining the idiom "fell on his face" is his face is flat on the ground and not head bows to the floor. When you fell on your face, your lips are touching the floor and not the forehead touches the floor. These are different postures altogether. LORD JESUS also knelt down to pray in one of the 3 times of prayers at Gethsemane.
Luke 22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and Kneeled Down, and prayed,
Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
When Lord JESUS prayed in that posture, He shed drops of blood in His sweat. Do Muslims imitating Jesus' posture to fell on the face to pray in agony or not??? If not, then the normal way of prayer used by LORD JESUS is looking up to the Heaven and not felling on his face.
Muslims have not followed the doctrines and prayer life-style of LORD JESUS at all except greetings of peace!