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MODIFICATION OF THE BOOK “WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MUHAMMAD”

MODIFICATION OF THE BOOK “WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MUHAMMAD”

Dear reader, kindly read the book “WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MUHAMMAD” by visiting http://islamworld.net/docs/Muhammad.in.Bible.html and come back to read my modification of the antichristian book.

INTRODUCTION

Readers, please note that this book is not written to discourage people from their faiths but it was written to address some misunderstanding between two religious groups. A writer stated in his book “What the Bible says about Muhammad” that the statement of God when he was addressing Moses in Deuteronomy 18:18 was referring to Muhammad as the “Prophet like unto thee (Moses)” and not Christ. This book is written to show to the writer and those who believed in his text that the verse neither talked about Christ nor Muhammad.

I do hope you find this text interesting and acceptable.

God bless you.

THE ANTICHRISTIAN WRITER’S RESEARCH

According to the advanced oxford dictionary, a research is defined as the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. But to talk about a general research that has to do with what will affect the faith of many, was it not more appropriate for the writer to do a detailed research?

According to the writer, “number 13 was my lucky number”. The writer based his questions on number 13 alone. According to his book, number 13 was the thirteenth only Christian who picked his call and welcomed him to discuss with him.

After interrogating the supposed Christian, the writer proceeded to write his book without finding out more about the answers the supposed Christian gave him. What a pity, can this be called a detailed research?

Please be informed that true Christians do not fight for majority/members, our duty is to preach the word and as many that believe and follow Christ with all their hearts, we believe these ones are called and they have been justified by Christ. But it was possible that the writer met with someone who was a Christian in name or possibly the respondent was only trying to make peace reign knowing that he (the respondent) does not convert people to Christians for the Holy Spirit who does the work himself. Also, you will agree with me that anyone could have falling in such a trap since the respondent was taken unaware. The invitee was fully loaded with his questions but the person that was to answer the questions was not informed about these questions so that he too can prepare his defense. He probably thought the invitee was going to share some things regarding his interest in Christianity but did not know he was trying to make a fool of him and his God. Today I stand out to revert the insult the writer posed on the Christians (the called) by proving to him step by step that all his points were useless even though he was a scholar as they called him.

The prophesy of Soviet Russia, the Last Days, Pope, etc.

As a Christian, I am made to understand that the spirit of truth will teach me all things (John 16:13). I did not go to any school of theology or Bible school but the Holy Spirit is my teacher. As I read my Bible every day, He took his time to give me revelations and meanings to what I have read and how they are applied. He thought me not to judge (even though I find it difficult to overcome the desire to judge) which is why I do not utter anything against any religion in this world, because I believe true repentance/conversion is done by the Holy Spirit and not the preacher. In other words, I am well disciplined in the areas of not pointing fingers to say this is the anti-christ, false prophet, etc. even though I know them when I see them. The reason is because the Bible tells us that many will be blind and they will never receive the truth because God has blinded them with the spirit of dullness and has put them to deep sleep. So even though I spend my entire life telling them this man is a false prophet, they still will not see because they are not chosen. They are blinded by their own knowledge (the wisdom of man), and this can cause trouble. It was once said by W. Damon that there is no law about morality that is universal or generally accepted by everybody. So I will be a fool to be despising someone else’s personality/religion knowing that he has his own belief. Concerning Dr. Henry Kissinger, I do not think anyone is in the position to teach him in any sermon as the beast. Many Christians try to use physical things to justify their claims but this is wrong. Christianity is not about what we see; it’s about having faith in Christ whom we did not see, living according to his teachings and seeking his return everyday of our lives. Even though Christ talked about false prophets who of course are in the world today and about the anti-christ, but none of us have right to point fingers at anyone even though we suspect he is the one. We do not have 100% proof that he is the one; our proof will not be accepted by all so what is the need of saying it and making it known to the public if it’s only those that have the same believe as us that will believe us? Did Christ teach us in any way to point fingers at any false teacher? What can we say about removing the plank in our eyes before removing the speck in our neighbor’s eye? Our proofs are spiritual and a physical man will get confused if they hear them because they are not appointed to know them.

I am not among those that believe Dr. Kissinger was the beast and I cannot point fingers on anyone but my belief is within me and I can only discuss it with fellow saints. Issues like the false prophet topics are not suppose to be exposed to the public. Instead, a priest/pastor is supposed to teach his members how to study the word of God and find out the truth for themselves. Everything is in the Bible, if a preacher believes that his member is truly born again, he should also believe that the member has the Spirit of truth who will guide him into all truths. If there is an area he doesn’t understand, then he can consult with his pastor/priest for explanation. God alone knows the anti-christs and false prophets, he also has revealed them to many who seek and follow him diligently, but this is a spiritual proof and has to remain in a spiritual environment (among believers).

So it is better to say we do not know the anti-christ than to say this is him.

The heading “WHY NOTHING” as included in the writer’s book is a topic that will cause the death of many if argued. The true answers are left for the consumption of “the called” alone who can understand that the Bible did talk about Muhammad. Writer, be advised that argument like this can lead to conflict that will consume many souls so it is better you do a lot of thinking when next you are writing concerning other religions.

THE MESSIAH

From your book you stated “Out of the thousands of prophesies (about Christ) can you please give me where Jesus was mentioned by name? Is there a single prophesy where it said that the name of the Messiah will be Jesus, and that his mother will be Mary, that the supposed father will be Joseph the Carpenter; that he will be born in the reign of Herod the king, etc.?”

The above is a question that proved that the writer did not do a good research on the topic before writing his book. Even though the prophecies did not mention the name of Jesus, but it was foretold that the Messiah will come out from the root of Jesse and also he will be from Bethlehem. See the verses below:

Isaiah 11:1-5 — 1. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2. And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3. And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. (King James Version)

Micah 5:2—But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (King James Version)

From the verses of the book of Isaiah stated above, it is obvious that this was referring to Christ because all that was said in these verses were found in him. The verse 4 is talking about the return of Christ at the End Time and verse 5 is talking about his righteousness. But concentrate on “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse”. Mr. Writer, who else did you think this verse referred to? And who is Jesse?

Did you read the book of Matthew 1 before writing your book? If yes, did you not see that Joseph the earthly father of Jesus was from the lineage of King David the son of Jesse? Or will you rather call Isaiah’s statement a parable? (Please read Matthew 1:1-17 for clarification about the genealogy of Judah).

The prophesy of Micah above is also a statement that testifies against your claim that the prophets did not say where the Christ will come from. Is Bethlehem not in Judah? Is King David not from Judah? Or is Joseph not a descendent of David? Will you say this verse was not talking about the Christ? Please see Matthew 2:6 for confirmation.

To confirm that it was not a mistake for Jesus to be the Christ, please see the verses below:

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. (Thy seed here means one seed and it referred to Christ) Mr. Writer, did you ask yourself why God will go over to one (Ishmael) he did not choose and appoint his prophet over His chosen (Isaac)? See Genesis 17:15-21. See also Isaiah 45: 3b- 4. I believe the Jews will fight your claim with their last blood.

Isaiah 46:13 —I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory. (Please Mr. Writer where is Zion, is it in Saudi Arabia, or the city of David in Jerusalem?)

Mr. Writer, if you want hundreds of verses where Israel was called the chosen of God in the Bible please inquire and you will be enlightened.

Let us move to the main points.

DEFINITION OF PROPHESY

According to the Advanced Oxford Dictionary, a prophesy is defined as below:

1. Predict

2. Speak or write by divine inspiration

From the above definition, anyone that receives and speaks by divine inspiration is a prophet and anyone that can predict what will happen without fail is a prophet. This is also the biblical definition of a prophet (see Deuteronomy 18: 21-22)

Now, let us concentrate on the proof the writer has as his proof that Mohammad was foretold in the Bible by not many prophets but one prophet (Moses).

The writer made reference to Deuteronomy 18:18, claiming that this verse did not talk about Christ but Muhammad. I was extremely embarrassed by the writer and his respondent who both interpreted the Bible without looking deep who that verse talked about. The verse did not talk about Christ as the respondent claimed and it also did not talk about Muhammad which happens to be the bases for his (the Writer) writing his book, but it talked about Joshua the prophet of God that was chosen even before Moses died. Are you surprised Mr. Scholar? Let us see the explanation below:

Reading from Deuteronomy 5:22-28, you will see that the children of Israel were afraid of the Lord because of the dark cloud and His voice that they heard in the midst of fire at Herob. Because of their fear, they insisted that their prophet should always listen to the Lord and bring the message to them. In Deuteronomy 18, if we read from verse 1 to 18, we will get the true picture of who God was referring to in verses 15 and 18. See below:

1. The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance.

1. Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.

3. And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.

4. The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.

5. For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

6. And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose;

7.Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the LORD.

8. They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

9. When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

11. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

13. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

14. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

15. The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

16. According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.

17. And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.

18. I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

Mr. Writer, can you see that the request for a prophet was made by the Israelites themselves? Did the Israelites request for Christ or Mohammad? Was this prophesy about what is to happen hundreds of years time or who is to take over from Moses? Now let us see how the statement “like unto me/thee (Moses)” fits Joshua.

Deuteronomy 31:23 – And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.

Please take note of "And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge" and “I will be with thee”.

Joshua 1:1-9

1. Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,

2. Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

3. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

4. From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

5. There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

6. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

7. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

8. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

From these verses, you will see that the same way Moses ministered for the Lord to the Israelites is the same way Joshua ministered. In verse 5, the Lord said “…As I was with Moses so will I be with thee”. Mr. Writer, you said in your book that the people did not reject Moses but they rejected Jesus; did they also reject Joshua? Was there a time Moses fled from the presence of his Bredren because they did not accept him? No, but Muhammad fled several times from the Arabians. Did Moses have challenges with his Bredren? Yes, but the Lord fought for him. What about Joshua, did he have challenges with his Bredren? Yes and the Lord fought for him. So the statement about “as I was with Moses so I will be with thee” is beginning to become clear. Let us move on.

Joshua 3:5-10

5. And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.

6. And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.

7. And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.

8. And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.

9. And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.

I believe you can see from verses 5, 6 and 8 that Joshua was commanding in the name of the Lord and everyone, including the priests obeyed him.

Verse 7 confirms again the statement “as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee”.

I hope you are enjoying the topic. Let us move on.

Joshua 4:14

On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.

Mr. Writer, did that make any sense to you? What about the dividing of the river Jordan?

Deuteronomy 6:32-33

32. Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

33. Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

Can you compare these instructions given to Moses to that of Joshua in the below verse:

Joshua 1:7 – Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

From the above argument/explanation, I do believe no one will stand in the path of truth and say God was not referring to Joshua. It is better if the reader of both the book “what the Bible says about Muhammad” and this book read the entire Deuteronomy and Joshua for a better understanding of the prophesy in Deuteronomy 18:15 and 18.

To argue further, I will like to point out my second disappointment in both the writer and his respondent in his research. He claimed Isaiah 29:12 was confirming Mohammad’s illiteracy. This sounded very funny and amazing to me because I did not expect this from a scholar. Even as a Christian that is just coming up in biblical views, I still recognized what that verse talked about. Let us digest it slowly.

Isaiah 29:9-14

9. Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

10. For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

11. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

12. And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

13. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

14. Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

Readers, can you perceive what Isaiah was talking about in this verse? Did this look to you like a prophesy of someone that is to come or a cursed people?

If you read from verse 1 to verse 8 of Isaiah 29, you will see that the Lord was placing a curse on the people that will fight against Mount Zion. Can a single verse (i.e verse 12) be taken out in such a case and be used as a prophesy of a future prophet? Please readers, consult your Bible to verify this statement and prove me wrong if the need be.

Moving on to the next argument, I will draw reference from your statement “Moses and Mohammad” were prophets as well as kings. By prophet I mean a man who receives Divine Revelation for the Guidance of Man and this Guidance conveys to God’s creatures as received without any addition or deletion. A king is a person who has the power of life and death over his people.”

Wonderful definition and I know everyone will agree with your definition. But the problem here again is based on the Christian respondent who could not tell you that Jesus was not the person Deuteronomy 18:15 and 18 referred to. Can you compare all the definitions you defined above with Joshua and see if any of them is out of line?

Your fight seems to point an accusing finger on my father Jesus Christ. I am not fighting to win more souls but I am writing that those whose faiths were affected by your incompetent book may receive their sight and see the truth behind your research. The truth cannot be hidden, a lamp cannot be hidden under a basket but it is put on a lamp stand and it gives light to the entire house.

Lets us move on.

In your book, you quoted “There are instances in the Bible of persons who were given gift of prophesy only, but they were not in a position to implement their directives. Some of these holy men of God were helpless in the face of stubborn rejection of their message were prophets Lot, Jonah, Daniel, Ezra and John the Baptist. They could only deliver the message, but could not enforce the law. The Holy Prophet Jesus unfortunately 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: JESUS ANSWERED, ‘MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD’: IF MY KINGDOM WERE OF THIS WORLD, THEN WOULD MY SERVANTS FIGHT, THAT I SHOULD BE DELIVERED TO THE JEWS; BUT NOW IS MY KINGDOM 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”.

Brilliant! Was Joshua helpless in the face of stubborn rejection or did you not see him as a prophet? Did Deuteronomy 18:15 and 18 talk about a new law? I did not see something about a new law in Deuteronomy 18:15 and 18 in my Bible.

Please see below:

Deuteronomy 18:15 — The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken.

Deuteronomy 18:18 – I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

Did any of these verses talk about a new law? He simply said he would put His word in his mouth and he shall speak as He commands him. Please readers take your time to think about this, compare with Prophet Jeremiah whom God put his word in his mouth. Did he (Jeremiah) preach a new law?

Your next statement states that Jesus belonged to the category of those that could not implement the law. I cannot argue this with someone like you because it will be a waste of time. You do not see because you rely of your senses, this makes your next statement completely authentic. Jesus said His kingdom is not of this world. This statement is true and is why Christians are different and also why you cannot understand that the law was actually implemented by Christ when he came. Our difference is that you do not believe Christ died but we believe he did. So I do not think Christianity is your religion and this means you are not supposed to dictate if He gave us a law or not because you have a Muslim perspective of the Christ.

As Christians, our kingdom is not of this world. satan is the ruler of this world and we are not disputing this in any way, which is why we (Christians) do not fight for worldly things (i.e lands, governments, etc.) because our kingdom is not of this world: we belong to the Government of Christ.

Your next statement says “THEREFORE JESUS IS NOT LIKE MOSES BUT MUHAMMAD IS LIKE MOSES”. Jesus we know is not and can never be like Moses. It is an understatement for a God to be likened unto his creature. Did you not see where Jesus said before Abraham was He has been (John 8:58), If Jesus is greater than Abraham who is Moses to be likened unto him?

Mr. Writer, from your statement “He observed the commandments of Moses, and he respected the Sabbath. At no time did a single Jew point a finger at him to say ‘why don’t you fast’ or why don’t you wash your hands before you break bread’, which charges they always levied against his disciples but never against Jesus”.

I will say I am disappointed at the scholar writer and his alleged respondent who could not even remember what the Bible talked about Christ. Please see the verse below:

Matthew 12:9-14

9. And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

10. And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12. How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

13. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

14. Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

Can anyone tell me if it was a disciple of Jesus that performed the healing on Sabbath day in the above verse? Was it lawful for anyone to perform healing on Sabbath day? Please refer to verse 8 of Matthew 12 where Christ said “For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day”.

The fact that Jesus logically answered those who wanted to accuse him does not mean he obeyed the law, does it? He taught them something different from what the law talked about Sabbath. Does this make him a sinner? No, God forbid. He is the Lord of all and even the Lord of the Law of Moses. He gave Moses those laws and He did not count David guilty when he ate from the showbread in the house of God which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him. If you claim that this statement is wrong, why will He claim He is the Lord of Sabbath? Did God share his laws and assigned them to His prophets to be Lords over them? How many prophets claimed that they were the Lord of any commandment? Jesus was reminding the Jews of the day He rested from His creation: He choose that day, the day did not choose him. If you say it was the disciples of Jesus that violated the laws, on whose authority were they doing it? Who defended them when they did what they did? This is why the Jews plotted against him how they might destroy him.

Did you consider the issue of the adulterous woman that was supposed to be stoned to death according to the Law of Moses whom Jesus saved before posing this argument?

Will you say that statement in the New Testament is false? If that is your answer, then I think we should start questioning your believe in this Jesus and John the Baptist, and your believe in the prophesies of the Bible. Because if one of them is wrong, then all should be counted wrong, but you are not free from the accusation as well because many of the scriptures in your Holy Book talked about Jesus as a good prophet.

Also, in your book, you quoted “I WILL RAISE THEM UP A PROPHET FROM AMONG THEIR BREDREN LIKE UNTO THEE” (Deuteronomy 18:18) and you emphasized on “FROM AMONG THEIR BREDREN”. What will you say in the case of Deuteronomy 18:15, which says “The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken”? Did you not notice the statement “from the midst of thee”? This statement is telling you that God meant from among the Israelite and not the Arabs. Now let us look into your statement concerning racial entities.

Please note that Isaac and Ishmael were not the last descendents of Abraham where God choose his elect from. In the book of Genesis 25:5, you will see where God talked about two nations in Rebekah’s womb, which were Esau (Edomites) and Jacob (Israelites). Mr. Writer, let us be plain with each other, how can you see the Arabs (Ishmaelites) as Israel’s Bredren and live out the very one (Esau) that was born with Israel (Jacob)? It is obvious here that if God was talking about the Bredren of Israel, it should not be Ishmael but Esau.

But far be it, the statement pointed to the same people as stated in Deuteronomy 18:15.

Have you considered the descendents of Lot; are they not Abraham’s Bredren? If God were choosing a prophet from “their Bredren” as you claim, why will He take two steps backward to choose and not three or four, or five or even from their immediate Bredren (Esau), etc.? I am sorry to disappoint you, your argument or teaching is not valid.

From your heading BAPTIST CONTRADICTS JESUS (Matthew 17:11-13, John 1: 21-27), I think I will say you tried but your effort was not enough. Maybe you probably knew why John the Baptist said he was not Elijah but because you wanted to pose an argument, you neglected it.

Neither John the Baptist nor Jesus lied. They both spoke their truths. Jesus knew John the Baptist was the Elijah but John the Baptist did not know he was because he was not called by that name. His name was John the Baptist. Only Jesus recognized him as Elijah because Jesus was God himself. Elijah walked into the clouds; did you think he was supposed to come back with the memory of when he was Elijah now that he has returned as John the Baptist? I think the point here is clear. John the Baptist only knew of his new assignment on earth which was to Baptize with water and preach repentance. This was what he said in John 1:23 and 27.

Before asking such question Mr. Writer, did you ask yourself why John said “He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose”? Did you not agree with your statement in your book that John was the greatest prophet according to Jesus in Matthew 11:11? If then he was the greatest prophet, which prophet is he referring to that “he is not worthy to unloose his shoes”? I believe you will agree with me that Jesus was the person he was referring to because Jesus was the only prophet in their midst as he spoke. Did this not tell you that Jesus was not an ordinary prophet? Please think about this.

It is obvious that John the Baptist only knew of his assignment, he did not know he was the Elijah. I think the writer’s argument is beginning to bring out the true picture to the audience that Jesus is God.

Now if you say one of the two prophets lied, will that not also put your religion in danger? If the Christians are not able to defend this, it means the Bible prophesy about Christ has not come to pass and that gives the Jews the credit and live Muslims and Christians at loss because the Muslims believe that Jesus is the Christ and they believe in the prophesies of the prophets. But God forbid that either of them should lie, Jesus said exactly what he meant and He knew what He meant. And John the Baptist also answered according to his assignment and not his past life name which Jesus alone was able to identify.

To conclude, I will like to advise the writer that Christians are in no way competing with Muslims in terms of population because if we do that, that is when we are contradicting ourselves. Jesus said only a few will find the way. If we fight for the whole world to become Christians (repented Christians), which we cannot do, will the statement of Christ not be regarded as false? The words of Jesus are going exactly the way they should go and we do not struggle to make it more than what He has ordained from the beginning. We do not belong to this world just as He does not belong to this world. Please anyone that admires the Muslim faith should proudly embrace it and if you admire the Christian faith, embrace it. We will not try to convert you with words of mouth or with material things; conversion is done by the Holy Spirit himself. Let peace reign, let everyone mind his/her business and wait for his/her redeemer. Let us not try to discourage anyone in his/her faith.

I believe with this we have an agreement.

Please Brothers and Sisters of ALLABOUTGOD.NET, your comments and contributions are highly needed, and don't mind my poor presentation.

God bless you all.

Louis

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