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An insight to the Gospel of John 14:17

In the Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Beneficent 

Peace and Blessings on the Prophets and Messengers of Allah,especially on the Master of the Beginning and End ,Our Master Prophet Muhammad his family and companions

Quoting the verse from John (14:17) Christians claim that Spirit of Truth is a hidden Spirit. Not Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Because they say: Everyone (the world) has seen Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam), but Spirit of the truth- the world neither knows him nor sees him!.

I pray for the Christian brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters among them, that may Allah guide them to Islam and Truth,Ameen. We hold no hatred or malice against Christians. But we are trying to wake them up. And we are trying to show then the way to the promised Holy Spirit and Living Waters (the Spiritual Wisdom and Truth) that Stands higher and unchallenged before all earthly wisdom and earthly designations!

The Christian Argument:

John 14:17  the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

Yes, there is nothing wrong with this verse!. But this verse is a victim of wrong interpretation!. There is a spiritual meaning to the verse. Christians who claim to have holy Spirit and Christ in them should see a high wisdom in it rather than seeing the literal meaning!

This  verse is applicable to Christ (Peace be upon him) as well. Because the world neither Saw Christ nor knew Christ!, that’s why they rejected Christ!. So the Spirit of the Truth too, not everyone see or know the Spirit. Because only true believers understand Christ, God and Holy Spirits.

Christians failed to understand this verse and interpreted it too literally. Because Everyone (pagans, Jews, Pharisees, Herodes, Gentiles, disciples and so on) have seen Christ (Peace be upon him).  So can we say that everyone has seen Christ as he should be seen?

No, this is the meaning of the verse about Spirit of Truth too!. Seeing is Knowing! According to the Gospel, even Philip did not see Christ, though Christ was with him so long!. Because he Philip has seen Christ as he should be seen and observing, he would definitely will know God through pure Submission to Christ (Peace be upon him). God Almighty sent all prophets to bring people near to Allah Almighty Exalted!

John 14: 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus replied, “Philip, I have been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I say to you, I do not speak on My own. Instead, it is the Father dwelling in Me, carrying out His work.

Christians took just John 14:8-9 out of context to say Jesus is god!, but the whole context make it clear that Jesus is not God, but God is Working in Christ!

I would ask Christians to humble themselves and acknowledge to themselves, their very earthly interpretation of the scriptures. So many people have seen Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) and Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him), but those who accepted the prophets ,they have seen them truly, and those who rejected them, they did not see this prophets.

Seeing and knowing is not earthly vision and knowledge, but to know the real station,rank and honour of these Prophets in the Divine Presence and to be with them to live for their sake with full love and submission!.

The Truth:

The blessings of the Holy Spirit were only given to a few disciples.
See John 12:35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.

The Fact: Middle age Christianity went on to Dark ages for about 900 years. Corruption and adoption of Pagan traditions weakened Christian spirituality and religiosity and over the time Church and religious influence declined!.

Islam paved the way for renaissance in the Europe and whole world. Christian scholars unable to defend themselves against Philosophers, took Islamic religious and theology works of the 10th century and used it to answer opponents of Christianity. They depended on the works of Sufi Scholars like Imam Ghazzali (R.A) and Imam Qushairi (R.A) to counter threat from European philosophers! The clear evidence for the fact that the massive blessings of Holy Spirit (See John 16:7-9) did not emerge from the  Churches!

The Blessings of Holy Spirit Did not Come from the Churches:

John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

John 16: And when He comes, He will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me.

However, this great blessings did not occur in the Golden period of Church!, rather Christian world adopted secularism and modernism and today, whole world is following this corrupt ways established by irreligious people followed by colonialism and nationalism and globalisation!. Christians seek knowledge of religion from universities and colleges from the teachers who are not committed themselves to do the Will of God and Christ!, this junk knowledge does no benefit to be honest, but true heavenly wisdom (Living Waters)  to be given by Holy Spirit with unmatched quality and deep wisdom!.

If you have your own spring water at home, you don’t go to shop to buy mineral water by spending money!.

Christians quote John 14:16 and say that, prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) dead and he is not with muslims anymore. 

John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever–

This verse, they took again too literally to say , the Advocate is Hidden Spirit. Even if I have to accept their argument, still it contradict Christian claim to have holy spirit!. Because the Advocate will be with you forever, did not come true in the Christian world. Christian world fell into dark age of the medieval period!. And if Advocate was with in the Churches helping forever, then how come corruption and deterioration happened in the Christian world?. How come they had to depend on Islamic scholarship to argue with western philosophers?

This Advocate with you forever, is about Spiritually with us forever. And true followers of Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam, were always received help and guidance from his spirituality. The biography and history of Muslim saints is enough evidence for this matter!.
Learn about Rumi, Ibn Al Arabi, Al Ghazzali and so on

The Final Truth about Spirit of Truth Which is Unchallenged by Anyone!:

Even if I consider the arguments of Christians about The Spirit of Truth being unseen by the world and unknown to the world. Still there is a problem for Christians. Because the Bible prophesies the “Spirit of Truth (Advocate) Will Stand Finally on the Earth!

Job 16:25 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.

Job 19:25 As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.

This verse from Job 16:19 blows up all Christian arguments about the Advocate being a hidden spirit. The Advocate, whose coming is blessings for whole world, he will stand on the earth, who convict whole world about Judgement, sin and righteousness , because previous revelations and the way shown by Christ were faded (altered). Think about it!

God is a Spirit, He Himself is Holy (Holy Spirit), and there are other Holy Spirits of God. Advocate who is to come is the Spirit of God Himself, A Light Manifested with the Spirit of God in him (alaihiswalathu wa salam).

Whole verses in Isaiah 42 speaks about this Spirit of God (the Advocate) , Who will emerge from Kedar (from the House of Ishmael) from Arabia!

Isaiah 42:11-3 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops. Let them give glory to the LORD and proclaim his praise in the islands.The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.

Psalm 89:37- Thala ala Badroo alainaa: 

Psalm 89:37 “It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful.” Selah.

طلع البدر علينا
ṭala‘a ‘l-badru ‘alaynā
The full moon rose over us

من ثنيات الوداع
min thaniyyāti ‘l-wadā‘
From the valley of Wada‘
وجب الشكر علينا
wajaba ‘l-shukru ‘alaynā
And it is incumbent upon us to show gratitude

ما دعى لله داع
mā da‘ā li-l-lāhi dā‘
For as long as anyone in existence calls out to Allah
أيها المبعوث فينا
’ayyuha ‘l-mab‘ūthu fīnā
Oh our Messenger amongst us

جئت بالأمر المطاع
ji’ta bi-l-’amri ‘l-muṭā‘
Who comes with the exhortations to be heeded

جئت شرفت المدينة
ji’ta sharrafta ‘l-madīnah
You have brought to this city nobility

مرحبا يا خير داع
marḥaban yā khayra dā‘
Welcome you who call us to a good way  ,

Ref:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tala%27_al_Badru_%27Alayna

So we see that, the Advocate Will Stand on Earth, and the world Will see his Works and Might. The people who worship idols will be crushed. And he will convict the world. This Advocate is Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam, who removed idols from the Kedar and Established the religion of Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon him)

See Isaiah 42:17 But those who trust in idols, who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’ will be turned back in utter shame.

This prophesies in full context, did not appear from the Christian world. They denied the Advocate Coming in flesh in Kedar with the Manifested Power of the Spirit of God!. Only a Holy Spirit Will Receive another Holy Spirit. Because Holy Spirit Will not Dwell in the Unholy!]

Isaiah 42:1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.

So we can see that the Spirit of Truth Who stood in the Settlement of Kedar and defeated idolatry and strayed ways and brought forward the religion of Abraham (alaihissalam) is Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam). 

Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) did not go to Kedar, nor raise battle cry nor fight enemies!. The Way of Gospel is different from the Way of Advocate. Advocate brought the way like the way of Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him)

See Deuteronomy 18:18-19:

Deuteronomy 18:5-19  I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name.

Deuteronomy 34:10 Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,

Christians says that Covenant of Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) is “Covenant of Conviction” and Covenant of Prophet Christ (Peace be upon him) is “Covenant of Reconciliation”, and we see that the Covenant of Advocate is “Covenant of Conviction”, making familiar with the covenant Laws of Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) as stated in John 16:7-10

RELIGION OF PROPHET ABRAHAM (ALAIHISWALATHU WA SALAM)

Quran 2:130 And who would be averse to the religion of Abraham except one who makes a fool of himself. And We had chosen him in this world, and indeed he, in the Hereafter, will be among the righteous.

Quran 2:132 And Abraham instructed his sons [to do the same] and [so did] Jacob, [saying], “O my sons, indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are Muslims.”

Quran 2:133  Or were you witnesses when death approached Jacob, when he said to his sons, “What will you worship after me?” They said, “We will worship your God and the God of your fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac – one God. And we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”

Quran 2:135 And they say: Be Jews or Christians, then ye will be rightly guided. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Nay, but (we follow) the religion of Abraham, the upright, and he was not of the idolaters.

So we must be intelligent and clever, to save and rescue our Souls from ruining!. It is possible only by accepting the truth and live according to the truth, by Sacrificing our own desires and breaking barriers that we built against the truth and by abandoning falsehood and live by the truth!

Peace be upon the Prophets of Allah

Praise be to Allah Most High Most Great

Outreachislam.org  August 1,2016

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