Was Muhammad ever able to Comfort those who came to him

Posted: June 21, 2011 in Jesus Christ, Suffering/ sickness
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Now from time to time you come across some  teaching which on the surface is so ridiculous and so prosperous as to stagger  the mind.  This particular one here has  to be the ultimate fantasy.  Something  which even Walt Disney would find hard to think up.

IT GOES LIKE THIS

“Muslims  believe that Jesus was a true prophet of God.  And also accept his advent as having been  foretold in the previous scriptures”

Moslems say they believe in Jesus; however  the Jesus they believe in is another Jesus.  A Jesus who has been refashioned into the image of a failed prophet that  needed to be rescued before he was crucified.  They say they respect him, and yet this respect leaves out of the Koran everything  Jesus teaches.  

Jesus made it clear if you love him then you would obey what he teaches.  This lack of obedience reveals that Moslems  not only had no love for Jesus, but no respect for the true Jesus of the Bible

Again and again Jesus said that he  was sent to the world only to give as much guidance as the people of his own
time could bear. As for complete teaching which would stay forever with  mankind, he said
:

Now notice that they present Jesus as just another  prophet, but Jesus was more than a prophet.  They present him as a failed Prophet, but Jesus mission was a  victory.   Islam  teaches that his teaching would stay  forever, and yet  Islam  reject his teachings.

But what about Muhammad?

In trying to convince their followers  that Muhammad is in the Bible they have had to do quite a bit of twisting of scripture.  However this  failure does nothing but shows that Islam is nothing more than a counterfeit.

But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom  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. (John 14-26)

Immediately we have an assumption the  comforter which is mentioned in John 14 suddenly becomes Muhammad.  Even though Jesus clearly identifies who the  comforter was.    He was the HOLY SPIRIT.  Now when was Muhammad ever a SPIRIT?  Let’s keep going!!! 

Only  the prophet of Islam could have fulfilled this prophecy of Jesus. Muhammad was  truly sent in his name because he bore testimony to his truth. The Holy Quran  says:

The Messiah, son of Mary, was a messenger,  “surely messengers like unto him had passed away before him” (The  Holy Quran 5:76)

The  Holy Quran reports that the angels told Mary: Surely Allah gives you good  news with a word from Him of whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary,  worthy of regard in this world and hereafter. (The Holy Quran 3:46)

Now just because Muhammad threw in  the story about Jesus being born to Mary, this is supposed to convince people  that he was a true prophet!  Not  according to the Bible.  True prophet  would have spoken and obeyed what Jesus taught.  True prophets get it right , but Muhammad did not.  Nor did Muhammad teach others in the name of  Jesus.  When Muhammad did appear he came in the name of an idol called Allah.  Again this makes him a FALSE PROPHET.    But  also the actual story of Jesus birth given by the Koran is wrong.  Jesus was born in Bethlehem not as the Koran describes  under some tree somewhere.  So if  Muhammad could not even get the facts right what makes anyone think this proved  he was a true prophet.

The  Holy Prophet testified to the truth of Jesus as a divine and honored Teacher and  Prophet, and declared them mistaken and misguided who thought him accursed. The  Holy Quran described his teachings as “guidance and light .”Further  elaborating the same prophecy, Jesus said:

Jesus was  more than a mere prophet or honoured teacher , He was God manifested in the  flesh who came and died for the sins of mankind.  Muhammad failed in this respect also. 

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; 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 sent him unto you. And when he is come, he will  reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. … I have yet  many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. How be it when he,  the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not  speak of himself but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak.. and he  will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of  mine, and shall show it unto you. (John 16:7-14)

This  prophecy clearly lays down that:

  1. The Comforter will come after the  departure of Jesus.
  2. When the Comforter comes, he will  reprove the world of sin, truth and justice.
  3. He will guide the world into all  truth.
  4. The book revealed to him will contain  no human word.
  5. He will foretell things to come.
  6. He will glorify Jesus and clear him
    of all charges.

Some of these six statements Jesus  never actually mentioned in the gospel of John.  This Moslem writer has changed it, however for the sake of debate I will  take each point as he has written it and show that none of these points could possible point to Muhammad.

“Now  when we take this prophecy point by point, it is unmistakably proven that it  applies to none else but the Holy Prophet Muhammad. He came after Jesus.

Let us see which of us is right then?

The Comforter was supposed to reprove the followers of Jesus. Obviously, he could  not be a Christian or a Jew .The prophecy must relate to one who would belong  to another people but should respect Jesus and promote reverence for him. The  Holy Prophet was neither Jew nor a Christian. He was an Ishmaelite. But he  defended the honor of Jesus. Thus says the Quran:

[The Jews] slew him not, nor crucified him, but he  was made to appear to them like one crucified, and those who differ therein are  certainly in a state of doubt about it: they have no definite knowledge  thereof, but only follow a conjecture; and they did not convert this:  conjecture into a certainty; on the contrary, Allah exalted him to Himself (The  Holy Quran 4: 158)

Here  the Holy Quran specifically says that Jesus was saved from that accursed death  designed for him by his enemies. However, they only suspected that they had  succeeded in crucifying him. But Allah had not only saved him but admitted him  to the circle of His favoured ones.

As we can see Muhammad rejects the  fact that Jesus was crucified, this makes him a false prophet.  As far as the crucifixion is concerned we have  the proof of prophecy, we have the testimony of those who were there and saw  him crucified, we have the testimony of those who saw him after he rose from  the dead.  Most importantly we have the  proof of Jesus himself.

 Now we have not even got to the point of  showing how it is impossible for him to be the comforter.  Notice they list the mission of the  Comforter. 

  • He will come after the departure of Jesus. 

Muhammad did not come until at least 600 years later.  But the Holy Spirit came 40 days later in Acts chapter 2.  So who fulfils this prophecy?

Acts 2: 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

So the HOLY SPIRIT fulfils this prophecy and Muhammad does not.  Notice it says “They were all filled”   Long before  Muhammad was even thought off,   the HOLY SPIRIT filled each and every person in that room.  Now Muhammad  a finite being could only be in one place at one time and yet this comforter filled each person there.

  • When the Comforter comes, he will reprove the world of sin, truth and justice.

Acts 2: 37 Now when they heard [this], they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and] brethren, what shall we do?

So the HOLY SPIRIT brought these men under conviction.  Notice Muhammad was no where to be found at this point.  Now how can a man who is not even born convict people centuries before hand?

The prophecy said that “he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that he shall speak”. This description can only apply to the Prophet Muhammad. The New and Old Testaments do not contain a single book in which man’s word has not been mixed with God’s. The Quran is nothing but the word of God from beginning to end. Not a word even of the Prophet is to be found in it.

Again another assumption that the Bible has been corrupted but the Koran has not. This is about as foolish as you can get. If God could not keep the Bible sound what makes anyone think he would be able to keep the Koran sound?  If the  Bible has been mixed with mans thoughts, why would you then use the Bible to prove that the comforter was  Mhammad.  That’s like shooting yourself in the foot.

  • He will guide the world into all truth.

When we examine the New Testament we will see that what was taught was based on scripture.  It shows who and what Jesus did.  It shows that Jesus fulfilled Biblical prophecy.  Bible Prophecy which Muhammad failed to recognise and actually rejected.  So he did not guide the world into truth.  This again makes him a false prophet.

  • The book revealed to him will contain no human word.

2 Tim 3: 16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Now as we have already seen Moslems believe that the Bible has been corrupted.  Clearly Muhammad did not point his followers to read and obey the scriptures.  The Bible is not mans work but Gods.  So Muhammad failed again.

  • He will foretell things to come.

Again we see from scripture from Genesis to the book of Revelation that the comforter the Holy Spirit did indeed  reveal all that was to come. 

  • He will glorify Jesus and clear him of all charges.

It is clear Muhammad did not glorify Jesus.  If he did then his followers today would be following the true Jesus of the Bible. They would love what he teaches. So far from debating with Moslems all I can see is hatred for what Jesus  teaches.

How clearly has the prophecy been fulfilled in the person of the Prophet Muhammad in all of its details. Sometimes an unsuccessful attempt is made to dim the glory of this marvelous prophecy by claiming that this Comforter was the Holy Ghost who came after Jesus to his disciples. One wonders how this claim can be harmonized with the fact that the person foretold in the verses is described with the pronoun “he,” which could not possibly refer to a spirit. Then, was not the Spirit of Truth supposed to come only after the departure of  Jesus? Should it be then assumed that the Holy Ghost was not with Jesus ? Obviously no devoted Christian will accept this assumption. One can also inquire where that truth is which is not found in the New Testament but was later brought by the Holy Ghost.

It seems that because the Bible speaks about the HOLY SPIRIT as a “HE” it cannot possibly speak about a
spirit.  However the writer of this article simply does not know scripture.

John 4: 24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth

Notice it says “GOD IS A SPIRIT” and how does he describe him?   Is not “HIM” a gender?

Now the fact that the term HOLY SPIRIT is found both in the Old and New Testament and long before Muhammad was ever born must prove a major issue for Moslems. It certainly proves how gullible and how deceived they are?

Pslams 51: 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Isa 63: 10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, [and] he fought against them.

Both of these verses where written hundreds of years before even Jesus was born. Never mind Muhammad.

The writer states “was not the Spirit of Truth supposed to come only after the departure of Jesus? Should it be then assumed that the  Holy Ghost was not with Jesus” .

 Such statements reveal a tremendous lack of understanding of the work and mission of the Holy Spirit.  In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit would come upon believers from time to time, but never as an abiding life changing presence, and certainly only upon a few chosen vessels. The New Testament promise was that he will abide forever in ALL OF Gods chosen.  This was to be a major change from the Old Testament.

John 14:  16- 17 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

he may abide with you for ever” Did Muhammad abide with his followers for ever?  NO he died and was buried.  So he cannot fulfil this statement. It says that the WORLD cannot see the comforter. Did the world see Muhammad?   Absolutely,  again he could not fulfil that statement.  Can the world know the comforter, the answer is NO.  Did the world know Muhammad?  YES, so again he fails on that point. The comforter would live inside the believers.  Did Muhammad live inside those who followed him?  NO, so again Muhammad fails.

Some have suggested that this abiding might be talking about his teachings , But is not what it says,  “HE” WILL ABIDE WITHIN YOU FOR EVER ”  it does not say  what he taught would abide.  The idea of a COMFORTER was that someone WHO comforts. Muhammad did little of that as he tried to bring Arabia under his heel.  In the end Muhammad died apparently by being poisoned.  He never saw that coming.

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