In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms
JESUS–TEMPTATION FROM SATAN & BAPTISM
Five hundred years before Jesus Christ, Buddha was tempted by the Devil/Satan, known as “Mara.”
In his revealing work The Sources of Christianity Khwaja Kamal-Uddin notes from T. W. Doane, Bible Myths:
- “When Buddha was about to go forth “to adopt a religious life,” Mara appeared before him, to tempt him.
Mara said unto Buddha: “Go not forth to adopt a religious life, and in seven days thou shalt become an emperor of the world”
Buddha would not heed the words of the Evil One, and said to him: “Get thee away from me.”
After Mara had left Buddha, “the sky rained flowers, and delicious odours pervaded the air.”
Buddha fasted for a long period.
Buddha, the Saviour, was baptized, and at this recorded water-baptism the Spirit of God was present; that is, not only the highest God, but also the “Holy Ghost,” through whom the incarnation of Gautama Buddha is recorded to have been brought about by the descent of that Divine power upon the Virgin Maya.”1
Jesus’ temptation by the Devil/Satan:
After Jesus was baptized, “he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon him” and a voice from heaven, who Christians say is God’s voice, saying: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Though Jesus, whom Christians worship as God/Son of God, says about God: “Ye have NEITHER heard his voice at ANY TIME, nor seen his shape”–(John 5:37.
Imagine how thunderous this “voice’ must have been to be heard all the way down from heaven. If Neil Armstrong was then on the moon he would not have needed a return rocket home; the blast from this “voice” would have propelled him all the way back to earth).
(This “Spirit” took a hefty chance descending like a “dove”, that there was no hawk/falcon around).
Whereas the Gospel of John has nothing to say about this “temptation” of Jesus. Matthew chapter 4 and Luke chapter 4 detailed Jesus being led by the “Spirit” into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil/Satan. Mark was very brief, only sending angels to “minister unto him (Jesus)” after the devils’ psychological onslaught on him. (God/son of God needs angels to minister unto him? Even though he has all power in heaven and in earth?–Matthew 11:27; 28:18).
As the Biblical/Christian drama went, as penned by Matthew (4:1-11):
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
(Though Jesus did not seem to believe this when he cursed the helpless and blameless fig tree to death because the tree had no figs –figs not being in season– to satisfy his hunger–Mark 11:12-21).
Then the devil took him (Jesus) to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
(Can man put God to any “test?”)
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”
Why would God want to tempt His son? Was God uncertain of His son’s loyalty?
And if Father Son and Holy Ghost are one, as Christians say, then God led Himself to be tempted by the Devil/Satan. Why would God want to have Himself tempted?
Unless Satan believed that Jesus was not too bright, why would Satan offer Jesus all the treasures of the world when as God/Son of God the treasures were already his (Jesus)?
As noted, John had nothing to say about this “temptation” but rather took Jesus to his own wilderness –a wedding in Cana converting water into wine. (May God help the mothers of victims of drunk driving).
Perhaps John would have no part in this “temptation” because (like the three wise men bringing gifts to Jesus) he saw it as comical or as merely aping the narrative about Buddha.
That Mohammad is the Comforter:
Christians claim that the Holy Ghost is the Comforter. But not only was the Holy Ghost here on earth before and during Jesus’ ministry. Christians do not know what or who the Holy Ghost is.
Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– points out: “The Holy Spirit, in all the Christian literature of diverse languages, has not a fixed gender. He, she, it, are all commonly used as the personal pronouns for the Holy Ghost;” And
“The Comforter –the Spirit of Truth– spoken of by Jesus was no other than Muhammad himself. It cannot be taken as the Holy Ghost, as the Church theology says. “It is expedient for you that I go away,” says Jesus, “for if I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart I will send him unto you”(John 16:7). The words clearly show that the Comforter had to come after the departure of Jesus, and was not with him when he uttered these words. Are we to presume that Jesus was devoid of the Holy Ghost if his coming was conditional on the going of Jesus: besides, the way in which Jesus describes him makes him a human being, not a ghost. “He shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear that he shall speak” (John 16:13). Should we presume that the Holy Ghost and God are two distinct entities and that the Holy Ghost speaks of himself and also what he hears from God? The words of Jesus clearly refer to some messenger from God. He calls him the Spirit of Truth, and so the Qur‘an speaks of Muhammad, “Nay, he has come with the Truth and verified the apostles” (Qur’an 37:37). (Muhammad In The Bible, p. 6).
Christians can reject Mohammad, but Christians cannot refute Mohammad’s claim to Divine Messengership. In fact, of all the claimants to Divine Dispensation, Jesus included, Mohammad is the only one who can substantiate his claim 2
Fact is, Christians do not know who Jesus is and what they follow. Whereas Muslims know who Jesus is –a messenger of Allāh God sent to the Children of Israel– and know who God is.
On the contrary. After two thousand years since Jesus’ arrival and departure, Christians are still groping in the field of darkness and misunderstanding and confusion as to who God is and as to who Jesus is:
- whereas some Christians hold that Jesus is God, some say he is only Son of God.(Whose belief is correct? And Jesus is only “called” son of God, and as there is no literal “son of God” to die for literal “inherited” sin then the entire edifice of Christianity crumbles into a heap of rubbish.
If Jesus is God and if Father (God) Son (Jesus) and Holy Ghost are one, and as Mary “conceived” Jesus through the agency of the Holy Ghost”-Matthew 1:18-20- then JESUS EFFECTED HIS OWN CONCEPTION; and WITH HIS MOTHER);
- whereas some Christians believe in Trinity, some hold Trinity as a “senseless God-dishonoring doctrine.” (Whose belief is correct?
Notably, the pagan Romans had Trinity –Juno, Jupiter and Minerva. And Hindus have Trinity –Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. And the Romans and Hindu Trinity pre-date the Christian Trinity. In which event it may be advanced that Christians copied the Pagan Romans and/or Hindu Trinity. The assertion gains full traction considering that the tree of Christian theology is firmly rooted in the soil of ancient mythology (see Jesus-1000-year rule).
- whereas some Christians say Christ died for inherited sin, some say he died for committed sin. (Whose belief is correct? )
Whether inherited sin or committed sin, the God that puts one person’s sin onto others and even have the innocent killed for the guilty is not worthy of adoration. Not even honest humans suffer the innocent for the guilty).
- whereas some Christians believe Jesus was killed, buried, and raised,
“some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that some one else was substituted for him. The Docetae held that Christ never had a real physical or natural body, but only an apparent or phantom body, and that his Crucifixion was only apparent, not real. The Marcionite Gospel (about A.D. 138) denied that Jesus was born, and merely said that he appeared in human form.”–(Yusuf Ali, Qur’anic comm; #663).
And these are the cardinal doctrines of their religion. (Whose belief is correct?)
These cardinal doctrines of Christianity are NOT Divine Revelations –they are not clearly expressed in the Bible- these doctrines are assumptions.
Trinity was invented by the Church 300 years after Christ; and inherited sin and vicarious atonement were devised by Paul.
In summary. Christianity is:
- Trinity –God growing in the womb, coming out the vagina and getting circumcised; and needing to eat butter and honey “that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”-(Isaiah 7:14-15)
- Son of God –attributing the animal function of sex to God; as “fatherhood” requires the union of sperm and ovum; (and Jesus is only “CALLED” son of God-Luke 1:35); and needing to eat butter and honey “that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”-(Isaiah 7:14-15)
- Inherited sin –God loading a man’s (Adam’s) sin onto innocent, helpless and morally and mentally non-competent babies -and worldwide and for more than 5,000 years now and will continue to do so to the Resurrection
- Vicarious atonement –God having a blameless man (Jesus) killed for the sin of others.
Which are gruesome, unGodly monstrosities!
What kind of God and son of God need to eat butter and honey in order to differentiate between good and evil?
What kind of God lived in the belly of a woman and came out her vagina and circumcised?
What kind of God puts one man’s sin onto innocent, helpless, and morally and mentally non-competent babies?
What kind of God are Christians following that had a blameless man killed for the sins of others?
Even Hinduism is superior to Christianity. Whereas both religions reduce God to “son” of a woman and make woman “mother” of God by placing God in the body of a woman and bring Him out her genital.
Unlike Christianity which attributes injustice to God and makes God complicit in murder by shifting Adam’s sin around onto every person and then onto Jesus and having him murdered, Hinduism, does not attribute injustice to God and make Him complicit in murder; Hinduism gives to man an equal and opposite reaction to his action; though this renders God as being mercy-less, see Karma & Reincarnation.
Also, whereas Jesus/Christianity regards non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine” and preached in “parables” so these metaphorical “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be saved, Hinduism does not regard non-Jews or non-Hindus as “dogs” and “swine” or preached in parables so they would not understand. The God or son of God or prophet that regards one sector of humanity as “:dogs” and “swine” and even preach so they would not understand and be saved is the God/son of God/prophet not worthy of honor much less of adoration and worship. Even humans fight against racism and bigotry.
Christians are also divided as to whether Jesus’ birth was “virginal” or “mechanical.”
Paul, who knows more than Christians and whom Christians follow, taught that Jesus had a human father; that Jesus was born from “seed” “according to the flesh” (“seed” and “according to the flesh” is sexual intercourse)–(Acts 2:30; Romans 1:3; 2 Timothy 2:8).
Given the humanness of the Bible and the clouds of conjectures surrounding the existence of Jesus, but for the Qur’an/Islam/Mohammad Jesus may have long since been relegated to the bin of myths and legends.
It is the Qur’an/Islam/Mohammad that is keeping Jesus alive; and not only keeping him alive but has cleansed him and his mother, Mary, of the calumnies of “bastard” and “adulteress,” respectively, hurled on them by Jewish Fathers, and appareled them in rubious robes of righteousness, and have secured for them today the unflagging allegiance of some one-and-one-half billion Muslims. And counting as Islam spirits on. Inexorably! Invincibly! Impregnably! As Divinely decreed! To prevail over all religions!
“He it is Who sent His Messenger
(Mohammad) with guidance and
the Religion of Truth,
that He may cause it to
prevail over all religions,
though the polytheists are averse”
(Qur’an 9:32-33; 48:28; 61:8-9).
Allāh God truly is Great!
Subhāna Rabbayyal A’lā!
1. In his revealing book, The Sources of Christianity, Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din notes from T. W. Doane, Bible Myths, pp. 287-297, forty-eight (48) similarities between the lives of Buddha and Jesus; such as their
their mothers visited by the “Holy Ghost,”
“Messianic Star” at their birth,
Spirit of God at their baptism,
tempted by the Devil;
their coffin/tombs opened by “supernatural powers,”
their ascension and return to earth again to “restore the world to order and happiness,”
“Buddha is Alpha and Omega, without beginning or end, “the Supreme Being, the Eternal One,””
and “Buddha is represented as saying: “Let all the sins that were committed in this world fall on me, that the world may be delivered.””
–The Sources of Christianity, pp. 62-70. This book may be obtained or viewed at: www.muslim.org.