Story of a Muslim, whose Bible reading and interactions with Christian Evangelical Baptists Strengthened his faith in Islam.
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent (see the Quran 2:163)
Peace and blessings upon the Prophets and Messengers of Allah (see the Quran 3:84)
I had written a long explanation of the promised offspring of Abraham (A.S) and how my faith in Islam is even rooted within the Bible books. So this article is an attempt to summarise the entire points I discussed with Christian Missionaries, Pastors and Apologetics , personally and in social media in a few pages. As a Muslim I believe that:
1- God, the God of Prophet Abraham (A.S) is Only One God (Mark 12:29) and He is One Deity and Not Trinity. References: Deuteronomy 6:4, John 17:3 , 1 Timothy 1:17
2-Eesa Masih (EN: Jesus Christ) is Messiah ,an Imam (High Priest), a Prophet and a Servant of God. References: John 4:26; Hebrews 3:1; John 4:19, 4:44; Acts 3:13, 4:27, 4:30
3- God is Unchangeable in Holiness , Wisdom Glory and Power. But Christ (A.S) was changeable in all of this. References: Hebrews 2:9, Mark 13:32, John 5:30, 13:1, 14:28, 17:8
4- The unity Christ spoke of him having with God the Father is not Divinity, but Spiritual Unity. References: John 17:21, 17:23; 1 John 1:3, 1 Corinthians 6:17
5- The title Son of God given to Jesus Christ (A.S) in the Bible is not a title of Divinity, but a title of Selection as High Priest and Apostle, such titles are given to many persons in the Bible. References: Genesis 6:2, John 8:54,10:34-35, Psalm 82:6, Hebrews 5:5
6– Salvation is attained by Faith and Work according done to that Faith, it is not a free gift. References: John 17:3; Matthew 5:17-20,18:3; James 2:14, 2:22
7– Jesus (A.S) did not die on a Cross, because the doctrine of crucifixion and death of Jesus is to profess a belief that he died for our sins and Christians are not under the Law. But his second coming prove that he did not die for our sins. But he will punish even the believers who had committed sins. References: John 8:21-23; Mark 9:1; Hebrews 5:7; Matthew 13:40-41, 24:48:53; Luke 12:45:47; 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9
8- Dietary Laws still stands in the Gospel and those who break it are not the promised nation/other sheep! References: Isaiah 24:9, 66:17. Matthew 24:48:53, Revelation 2:13-15
9- Christ gave his glory to the disciples, but God will not give His glory to another. Christ learned from the True God . References: John 17:22, 15:15; Isaiah 42:8,48:11
10– The way of Christ is for only a few and not for many which means Jesus (a.s) did not come for whole world. References: Matthew 7:13-14,10:5-6,15:24,28:20;James 1:1;John 12:35
11– The new nation and the grace for all mankind and the way for whole world emerge from the Kedar (Ishmael’s house) in El Paran, which prove that the promised offspring of Abraham who will be a blessing for all creations is the Last Prophet of Islam (Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) . References: Genesis 12:3,18:18, 22:18,26:4; Isaiah 42, 60:7; Deuteronomy 18:15-18, 33:3; Habakkuk 3:3; Job 16:19,19:25; John 8:50,14:16,15:26,16:7-9-13, Revelation 14:6
12: The Jews did not become a great nation through Jesus Christ (A.S). They rejected him and attempted to kill him! And Jesus (A.S) could fulfil the promise of God to Prophet Abraham (A.S) because Jesus (A.S) came through the line of Isaac (A.S) and all the prophets came in his line only could bless Israel. In the second coming Christ will follow the Prophet of Kedar (Isaiah 42) who came from mount Paran. The way of Mount Zion came to an end after Christ. References: Genesis 17:19; John 8:21-23-44, Matthew 8:12
13- Complete forgiveness is only found through the Islam. It was not given through the covenant of Jesus Christ (A.S).
References: Sinning against holy spirit is an unforgivable sin in this covenant. According to the entire context of the Bible when a person who is baptised in holy spirit commit sins he make holy spirit grieve. which is too a sin against spirit.
Mark 3:29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are
guilty of an eternal sin.”
There is no eternal sin in Islamic way, because it is the way of the Prophet of Grace. Only in Islam we can find God’s full grace and forgiveness for the sins if a person repent and be upright!
Quran 21:107 And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds. Quran 39:53 Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful
I have already mentioned many unforgivable sins , which Jesus even severely punish those who commit sins in the second coming!
sinning Christians too in the second coming. Eg: those who break dietary laws (Matthew 24:48-53) those who peach and drive out demons in his name but refuse to do the Will of God. See Matthew 7 and Luke 13 .This prove that whole nations cannot come to repentance and blessings through the way of the Gospel
14- Islam teach and guide on all things , the New Testament does not do so! Which is the way of the eternal Gospel preached by Angel Gabriel (A.S) to all nations through the Last Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)
References : Deuteronomy 18:18-19 Isaiah 42:4, John 14:26, Revelation 14:6
15: Nation of Islam inherited the legacy and the way of all the Prophets (i e Spiritual, Legal, Political and Social) References: Genesis 17,Matthew 21:43; Deuteronomy 33:3; Isaiah 42:4-21, 60:7; John 14,15,16; Revelation 2:12-17
WHY I DO NOT BELIEVE IN EVERYTHING THE BIBLE SAY?:
This part of the Bible references is also something that made my Islamic faith stronger.
So before I write the points down. Keep in mind the following three verses :
Mark 13:31, Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33 Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
We accept teachings of Christ as the legitimate Gospel and what is in accordance with his teachings. We accept the teachings of the Torah and of the prophets in it’s entirety and we avoid in taking what contradict in them with each other. Because entire Israel is bound to the commandments of Torah.
The following facts are the reasons for i do not accept everything the Bible says
1- Christ says that Law will never be abolished until heaven and earth disappear. And anyone who set aside even the smallest of this commands will be called least in the kingdom. Reference: Matthew 5:17-19
But Paul said: We are no more under the law as guardian of faith ,Reference: Galatians 3:25
2~ Jesus said law breakers will be punished (Matthew 13:41) in his second coming! Paul said: there is no law, see Romans 4:15. So why should Jesus punish law breakers in the second coming, who preach in his name and performs miracles!
3– Law was given before sin. There is nothing in creations without following some Laws of nature which is from God. When law was broken then sin/disorder was manifested. See Genesis. But Paul says that Sin was given before the law . Reference: Romans 5:13
4- Paul said :For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise. (Galatians 3:18)
But Torah said: God gave Prophet Abraham (A.S) certain commands which is revealed in the law to fulfil the promise, such as circumcision of the foreskin . Reference: Genesis 17.
5- Paul said Hagar and Ishmael persecuted Sarah and Isaac (peace and blessings be upon them) Reference: Galatians 4!. But there is no such persecution existed in the family of Abraham (a.s). But the family distress was the other way around. There was kinship between Ishmael and Isaac (peace be upon them) see Genesis
6– Paul invoked curses on everyone who teach a Gospel other than what he had taught them! Reference: Galatians 1:9
Which means that Jesus Christmas(a.s) and all 12 disciples all the Christians are under the curse of Paul. Because their teachings contradict Paul’s teachings as I have explained here!
7– Even God’s Angel and Apostle John were cursed by Paul! Reference: Galatians 1: 9 Which means Paul is cursing all Christians who follow numerous new testament books and authors!
Revelation 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth–to every nation, tribe, language and people.
8- Paul was under the influence of a Messenger from the devil. Before that he spoke LAW AND Commands, later he got messed up! Reference: 2 Corinthians 12:7 -9
True believers are not in the power of Satan. Reference: John 17:16, James 4:7
9- Paul said that salvation is from the Cross. Jesus said salvation is from God. References: John 17:3, and by doing the will of God. See Matthew 5:17-20. MATTHEW 18:3,
10– Pau’s salvation doctrine was based on the work of Satan see John 8:44
But Christ’s salvation doctrine is from God’s commands in his Gospel. See John 17:3
11– Paul said he shall go to Gentiles because he did not get followers from the Jews and he was beaten up by Jews in synagogue. Reference: Acts 18:6
But Christ (a.s) instructed the disciples not to go to Gentiles. References: Matthew 10:5 ,Matthew 28:20 and James 1:1
12– Paul called entire followers in Galatia ‘fools’. Galatians 3:1 Paul also claimed here that Jesus was crucified before Galatians. Was there another Jesus in Paul’s way?!
Jesus said you all are brothers see Matthew 23:8 Which means Jesus condemned to Hell those who call someone fool. A sin Jesus did not forgive in his covenant. Matthew 5:22
13– Jesus said he is the only teacher in his way. See Matthew 23:8 but Paul said he is also a teacher 1 Corinthians 14:6
14- Christians use the word ‘Church Fathers ‘ but the Gospel says do not call anyone on the earth Father. Matthew 23:9
15– Paul said you can eat everything. 1 Corinthians 10:25-26 But Bible says that you cannot eat everything. Isaiah 66:17, James 1:27, Acts 15:29 etc Matthew 5:17-20
Luke 12:47 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows.
16– Paul said that he is the Father of the believers. 1 Corinthians 4:15
But Christ said that no disciples should call themselves Father or Teacher. Matthew 23:9
17- Paul said that everyone who preach and prophesies head covered dishonour his head. And disobeying this words of Paul make Yahweh Prophets, Torah, Catholics, Jews, Protestants, Anglican Bishops, Orthodox Bishops etc under the course of Paul.
1 Corinthians 11:4 This is anti-Yahweh anti-torah anti-Prophet anti-Messiah (anti-Christ)! Because LORD commands to wear headdress while preaching. Only Islam inherit this traditions and those who wear Turbans/head cover from among the Pauline Churches ,t hey are disobeying Paul and are under his curse! References: Exodus 29:6 Zechariah 3:5 Isaiah 61:10 See Matthew 5:17-20
18– Pauline followers acquired earthly kingdoms and thus cannot be true disciples of Christ.
PAUL’S FOLLOWERS ESTABLISHED EARTHLY KINGDOMS (CHRISTIANDOM)
It is shocking to see that Christ denied the earthly Kingdoms when Satan offered him those kingdoms if Jesus obeyed Satan and worship him! Matthew 4:8-9 Matthew 4:10
John 18:36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world
2 Corinthians 12:7 …I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.
John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil…
Matthew 28:20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
John 14:24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
So it is easy to understand how the Pauline followers obtained all the kingpins of the earth till the end of colonialism! It’s surprisingly shocking that in the colonial period whole Kingdom of the world obtained by the followers of Paul, Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox followers colonised and ruled whole world.
NOT THE NARROW GATE WHICH IS ONLY FOR A FEW: see Matthew 7:13-14 ” It is shocking that entire Christian world entered to his way, wide gate (salvation as (free gift) and following Jesus in some matters and following Paul in some matters.
John 12:35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer.
19– Paul teach new things, mainly which goes against the teachings of Christ.
But Christ did not tell to teach new things. See Matthew 28:20
John 15:15 for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you
So where did Paul get his teachings which Jesus did not teach the 12 disciples?! See 2 Corinthians 12:7
THE CLIMAX OF THE PURPOSE AND OF PAULINISM:
We believe the world of Jesus Christ- the spirit of Allah (Roohullah) is unfailing and unchangeable. Because of this reasons, Quran too curses those who disbelieved in Messiah son of Mary (peace be upon them).
John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
The words of Christ shall never pass away. see Mark 13:31 So Paul was a Pharisee, even all Christians agree on that. see Acts 23:6
The sons of Devil (Jews) used Paul to establish their own Kingdom without the True Messiah!? The following verses point to that obvious reasons. Matthew 24:26-27 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
John 13:33 “Little children, I am with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ see John 7:34 , John 8:21-24
Contrary to this clear messages, Paul claimed that he met Jesus in the wilderness, and no one saw Jesus among the 12 disciples after the ascension of Christ.
see 2 Corinthians 12:7 Through Paulinism the Kingdoms of the earth came under pauline churches. It battled against all other kingdoms including Islam.
Islam inherited the holy lands of Jews and Paulinism as said in Isaiah 60;7, and Revelation 2. The world witnessed so many wars and bloodshed.
Then to override (Matthew 8:12) the words of Jesus, the Jews (Zionists) established their Kingdom of Israel through the Pauline church followers. And they are about to replace the Pauline movement, many Pauline churches became Zionist Christians.
And a new world order appeared in service to Zionist movement.
This is fulfilling the words of Jesus in MATTHEW 7 and John 12:35
Paul’s messiah appeared in the wilderness, which Jesus says will be false messiah
When Jews will bring their own messiah from wildernesses, it will be the time the Christian world recognise the Messiah whom Paul met in wilderness and his subsequent work which undermined torch and the Gospel of Jesus.
So as some Muslim eschatology scholars say: when they see the Zionists bringing up their own messiah, the Christian world will think and say: “this is not son of Mary who shall appear from the skies with angels and a heavenly host as foretold in our books, then it will be end of Paulinism. kingdom in the middle east without the Christian-Muslim Messiah! And they worked together to prove that what Jesus (A.S) said in Matthew 8:12 is false! But the time will prove the truth!
It is obvious that Paul’s movement was to keep people away from the true teachings of Christ and to mislead people from following the last Prophet of Islam, Nabi Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Through Paul’s works , the thorn in his flesh, the Messenger of Devil, through establishing the earthly kingdoms and bringing Churches under their authority, they changed the Bible according to Greek/Roman culture and practices and erased the name of the Last Prophet from the Bible. Because the twisting of Genesis by Jewish scribes which changed the chronology of the sons of Abraham (A.S) and proclaimed Isaac (a.s) as the seed in whom all nation will be blessed. Paul was the last link of that movement who worked to defend the lies of Jewish scribes!
The Son of Devil (John 8:44) accomplished their strategy through Paul’s work. They established their kingdom without Messiah Jesus Christ through Pauline followers with wars and bloodshed! After the establishment of the Zionist kingdom (Israel) all Churches started falling, communism caused fall of Orthodox Church, liberalism and modernism cause the fall of catholic and protestant Churches. So many Christians still confused, keeping the Pauline way and not understanding how it went through the classical Churches!
Despite of all this deceptions and lies, so many Christian scholars who embraced Islam or left Christianity!
As the prophet of Islam predict Allah will cause to perish all religions except Islam, Jesus will break cross and kill the swine. Which means he will abolish Christianity and will kill the corrupt Jewish-Christian-Muslim alliance that cause corruption and deception.
This is a huge topic and only those who humble themselves and seek truth can sit with me and discuss it personally unveiling each thread of the story!
As I said when Pauline followers broke down Islamic caliphate and established the state for Zionists, since then the role of Paulinism ended.
That’s why new non-Trinitarian movements started appearing with in Paulinism and anti-Paulinism also coming up. And We are approaching the climax of the Covenants and Return of Messiah, before that the restoration of Islamic world under Imam Mahdi who will be the congregation to which Messiah will return.
This words are not to offend anyone. But it is said love your neighbour as yourself. To love truth for your neighbours as I love to walk in truth for myself