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the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
DEDICATED TO
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
AND TO
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
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JESUS–FORETOLD

If Jesus is God, God foretold his Birth, Life, Death, and Resurrection.
Magnificent! Astoundingly magnificent that God foretold his Birth. Only in the fantasy-land of Christendom).

That the Bible contains prophecies and that the coming of Jesus was foretold are not surprising. Considering that Allāh, God, raised prophets/messengers among all people and gave them guidance (and one common message that There is no God but He; He alone is to be worshipped).

   There is nothing unique about Jesus being foretold. Jacob foretold the coming of Shiloh hundreds of years before Jesus was foretold–(Genesis 49:10); Moses foretold the coming of another prophet like him–(Deuteronomy 18:18-19); even Jesus foretold the coming of another Comforter who will bring “all truth” and “abide for ever”–(John 14:16; 16:13).

   Christians claim that Jesus was foretold by several prophets of the Old Testament of the Bible; especially those of Isaiah. Ency-clopaedia Britannica notes about Isaiah:

“…Isaiah received his call in the last year of Uzziah (742 BC), and his latest recorded activity is dated in 701 BC. Only part of Isaiah (chapters 1-39), however, can be assigned to this period. The remainder (chapters 40-66) is much later in origin and is therefore know as Deutero-Isaiah (Second Isaiah). Sometimes a further distinction is made between Deutero-Isaiah (chapters 40-55) and Trito-Isaiah (chapters 56-66).
…The growth of the Book (1-39) was a gradual process, its final form dating from perhaps as late as 5th century BC.
…Deutero-Isaiah (40-55) consisting of a collection of oracles, songs, and discourses, dates from the Babylonian Exile (6th century BC). The anonymous prophet is in exile and looks forward to the deliverance of his people. The destruction of Babylon is prophesied and the return of the exiles to their home-land is promised.
…Trito-Isaiah (56-66), coming from a still later period reflects a Palestinian point of view…The diversity of materials in these chapters suggests multiple authorship. How the three “Isaiahs” came together is not known.” (15th Edn; Vol. V. art, Isaiah, Book of, pp. 440-441. Emphasis added).

   As emphasized, most of the prophecies allegedly alluding to Jesus come from the Deutero-Isaiah period (chapters 40-55). This is the period when the Jews were under Babylonian captivity. And this is the same period of the worship of the Babylonian god, Baal, by the pagans. Hence, it is not doubtful that the “anonymous” prophet must have been influenced by the passion Play of Baal and, hoping for a similar “savior” for the Jewish people, copied the pagan belief into Jewish literature. (As shown, the Passion Play of Christ and the Passion Play of Baal, who preceded Jesus by centuries, are one and the same).

   Unless Christians have the original Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament to prove that these writings of Isaiah etc; are genuine and not after-the-fact insertions they have no argument. Also, unless Christians have the original Hebrew and/or Aramaic texts (as Jesus is said to have spoken Hebrew and Aramaic and NOT Greek) to prove that the Gospels renderings about Jesus are genuine and not cut from Isaiah to tailor onto Jesus, Christians have no claim.

   However, even if Jesus was foretold in every page of the Bible yet this would not make him Divine or vicarious atoner or that mankind inherited sin from Adam. In fact, some of these writings of the Old Testament that Christians forge around Jesus do not even apply to Jesus –Jesus fits them like a square peg in a round hole. Here are some of the writings that Christians claim refer to Jesus:

   (1) Genesis 3:15: In addition to cursing the serpent to crawl on its belly and eat dust, God said to the serpent: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel”
Christians wrap this statement of Genesis around Jesus, claiming that Jesus will “bruise” Satan in the head.
   If Jesus would “bruise” Satan in the head then Satan would in turn have to “bruise” Jesus on his “heel” as God says in the verse. But so far Satan has not “bruised” Jesus; and Jesus is no longer present for Satan to “bruise” him (and not even in his alleged 1,000-year reign will Jesus be bruised by Satan). (Surely Jesus being allegedly crucified could not be taken as Satan “bruising” Jesus, because according to Christians Jesus’ “crucifixion” was a fulfillment of prophecy as him being a “ransom” for sins. It was not a “bruising” from Satan).

   Regarding this temptation of Eve by the serpent, Jehovah’s Witnesses wrote that to “draw the first humans away from God”: “Satan lied. Using a serpent, much as a ventriloquist uses a dummy, the Devil asked Eve: “Is it really so that God said you must not eat from every tree of the garden?”1

   (Unlike the Qur’an which gave the reason for Satan misleading Eve/Adam, the Bible does not give the reason). If the Devil had spoken through the serpent then the serpent was a helpless pawn and should NOT have been the one to be “cursed” to crawl upon his belly and eat dust all his life–(Gen. 3:14). A “dummy” or one who is possessed by the Devil is not responsible for his/her actions. For the Jehovah’s Witnesses (and Christians God) to punish the serpent is a gross injustice.

   (2) Psalm 22:7, 8, 18 foretell incidents at Jesus’ alleged crucifixion (Matt. 27:35, 39-43).
   Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din points out in his revealing book The Sources of Christianity: “The passion play of Baal, the Babylonian Sun-God, was in existence centuries before the birth of Jesus. It was acted as a popular mystery drama. The Jews were taken as prisoners by Nebuchadnezzar to Babylon, where they remained for generations. They saw the mystery drama acted every year in the beginning of spring on Easter Day. The captives, on their return, brought with them many traditions of sun-worship which one can easily trace in Jewish literature.” (See Jesus-Pagan Passion Play).
Briefly (in revised format):

   1. Baal/Jesus is taken prisoner.
               2. Baal/Jesus is tried.

   3. Baal/Jesus is wounded/scourged.
   ,           4. Baal/Jesus is led away to Golgotha.

 5. Along with Baal two malefactors are charged –one is executed, the other is set free. In the case of Jesus, two malefactors are put to death, and one, Barabbas, is set free.

  6. After Baal/Jesus is gone, the city breaks   out into tum-ult. (Temple’s veil is rent,     graves are opened etc; Matt. 27: 50-52).

   7. Baal’s/Jesus’ clothes/robe is taken (Matt. 27:35).

   8. Baal/Jesus is wounded with a weapon/spear (John 19:34).

   9. Baal/Jesus is placed in tomb. (Matt. 27:60).

    10. Baal/Jesus is watched over by guards (Matt. 27:64-66).

11. Baal is visited by a “goddess;” Jesus is visited by Mary Magdalene and other Mary (Matt. 28:1).

12. Weeping woman seeks for Baal; weeping woman (Mary Magdalene) seeks for Jesus (John 20:15-16).

13. Baal/Jesus is again brought back to life.

14. Baal’s chief feast, “the Babylonian New Year’s festival in March at the time of the spring equinox, is celebrated also as his triumph over the powers of darkness.” Jesus’ festival, approximately at the spring equinox, is also celebrated as his triumph over the powers of darkness.”

   There could hardly be any doubt that the Biblical passion play of Christ is a “recast” of the passion play of Baal.
   KK also notes that “two other pieces of evidence: first, a reference to the crucifixion in the history of Josephus, a con-temporary of Jesus; and secondly, a letter alleged to have been writ-ten by Pilate to the Roman Emperor, speaking of the crucifixion. This letter exists in the archives of the Vatican, but both these testimonies seem to be inadmissible. The original MS. of Josephus does not contain the page referring to Jesus, which is admitted to be a subsequent insertion; the letter of Pilate, with the signature on it as well, is now considered a pious fraud.”(pp. 44-48. Emphasis added).

   Even if Jesus’ death was clearly foretold. There is no clear foretelling of the more pressing Cardinal doctrines of Christianity –Trinity, inherited sin, and vicarious atonement– which are assumed (and were devised three hundred years after Christ) and propagated as Divine truths.

“The Christian Church had caused a General Council of the Church dignitaries to be appointed in A.D. 325 in which certain doctrines were made to be the foundation of the Christian Church, and belief therein was made essential for one to be Christian. This is known as the Nicene Creed. Under this, the confirmed doctrine of Atonement may be explained as follows:

(i) Adam (and Eve) committed a Sin, and this Sin was inherited by their descendants.
(ii) The attribute of “Justice” in God demanded that a sin must be punished, for the wage of Sin is death.
(iii) God sent his son Jesus Christ to this world, so that he may die on the Cross an “accursed” death, and after spending some time in Hell, atone for the Sins of the human race, and then be resurrected again.”2

Reason would dictate that human inventions cannot give life in heaven.
If the ““Justice” in God demanded that a sin must be punished,” from where did this injustice of inherited sin come? If it came from God God is unjust –putting Adam’s crime onto others. If it came from Satan Satan is at least as powerful as God and God is appeasing Satan. If it came from Sin Sin is an independent power capable of propagating itself and God is appeasing Sin.

   If God sent His “Son” (though Jesus is only “CALLED” Son of God) to be “Justice” for “inherited sin” why are babies yet born with “sin”?

   Paramountly, Jesus is NOT son of God. Jesus is only CALLED son of God: “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee (Mary)…the holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be CALLED the Son of God”–(Luke 1:35. God has a legion of sons and daughters, shown later).
   As Jesus is only “CALLED” son of God there is no vicarious atonement seeing that vicarious atonement is dependent upon the existence of a son of God and there is/was NO son of God!

   Like inherited sin and vicarious atonement Trinity was devised by Christians three hundred years after Jesus:

The Trinity “developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies.…The Council of Nicaea in 325 stated the crucial formula for that doctrine in its confession that the Son is “of the same essence [homoousios] as the Father,” even though it said very little about the Holy Spirit.3

“A council of the clergy was held at Nicaea, in 325 A.D. which council confirmed the doctrine of trinity… The clergy have ever held to this senseless God-dishonoring doctrine…If you ask a clergyman what is meant by the trinity he says: “That is mystery.” He does not know, and no one else knows, because it is false. Never was there a more deceptive doctrine advanced than that of the trinity. It could have originated only in one mind, and that the mind of Satan the Devil.”4

   And as Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– notes

More than sixteen Ecumenical Councils have been summoned to define the religion of Christianity, only to be discovered by the Synod of the Vatican in the nineteenth century that the mysteries of the “Infallibility” and the “Immaculate Conception” were two of the principal dogmas, both unknown to the Apostle Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary! Any faith or religion dependent upon the deliberations and decisions of General Synods –holy or heretical– is artificial and human. The religion of Islam is the belief in one Allāh and absolute resignation to His will, and this faith is professed by the angels in heaven and by the Muslims on earth. It is the religion of sanctification and of enlightenment, and an impregnable bulwark against idolatry.”5

   (3) Psalm 34:20 which reads: “He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.” Is NOT about Jesus. This Psalm of David is (as the heading notes) referring to an incident between David and Abimelech or Ascish who apparently wanted to harm David. (Compare 1Samuel 21:13). When read in its context (verses 1-22) it shows that this is referring to David and righteous people who are protected by God against evil.  

   (4) Isaiah 9:6 states:   “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his NAME shall be CALLED Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Whether this applies to Jesus or not, it is significant to note that
ONLY THE CHILD”S NAME IS CALLED “wonderful, Counsellor” etc; Though the Gospels show Jesus was no wise counsellor. Jesus-no wise counsellor.
JESUS REJECTED THE ASSERTION THAT HE WAS GOD:
-“Hear, O Israel; The Lord OUR God is ONE LORD” -(Mark 12:29),
-“Why callest thou me good? THERE IS NONE GOOD but one, that is, GOD: but if THOU WILT ENTER INTO LIFE, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS”–(Matthew 19:16-19). Though in another Bible this saying of Jesus has been adulterated: Jesus-allows lying/deception.
So much for the big ballyhoo that the Bible is “ALL” word of God.

   (5) Isaiah 48:16 states: “Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me.”
What makes Christians think this is about Jesus? Didn’t God send all the other prophets? Even if it was about Jesus it would not make Jesus God/Trinity or vicarious atoner.
As noted above, Isaiah chapters 40-55 is referred to as “Deutero-Isaiah.” And it is noted that  “Deutero-Isaiah (40-55) consisting of a collection of oracles, songs, and discourses, dates from the Babylonian Exile (6th century BC). The anonymous prophet is in exile and looks forward to the deliverance of his people. The destruction of Babylon is prophesied and the return of the exiles to their home-land is promised.”
And who is this “anonymous prophet” that wrote Isaiah 48? And was this an after-the-fact-insertion?
Christians base their belief on anonymity of authorship. Such is Christianity. Christianity is the  religion of make-believes (Christianity-a make-believe religion).

  (6) Isaiah 50:6 states: “I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.”
   Christians referenced this verse of Isaiah to Matthew 26:67 which reads: “Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands.”
   That this prophecy is about Jesus because he was “spit” upon and slapped though they did not “plucked off the hair” is flimsy as a spider’s web at best. The “anonymous prophet” who was in exile at the time may have written about himself at the hands of his Babylonian captors.

   Christians view these writings of Isaiah (as noted on the heading of chapter 50) as foretelling “Christ (being) sent to the Gentiles.” Which claim is diametrically contradicted by Christ who regarded Gentiles (non-Jews) as “dogs” and “swine” and even went the distance to preach in parables so these “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be saved–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26; Mark 4:9-12).

   Even if this prophecy is about Jesus, Jesus being “spit” upon and slapped does not make him God or Son of God or vicarious atoner. Jews wanted to kill Jesus not because of fulfillment of any prophecy but because Jesus lambasted Jewish hierarchy for their “hypocrisy.” Let the Bible scholars tell it (The ‘Bible Dictionary’ notes as part of its explanation of the term ‘scribe’):

“Their familiarity with the law allowed the scribes to take on a role of growing importance in Jewish society –teaching in the synagogues, serving as judges, and becoming members of the Sanhedrin. Jesus refused to accept the mass of detail and the superficial technicalities which they affixed to the law, and He accused them of hypocritical interpretations of the law. For these reasons they opposed His teachings and were one of the groups, as were the Pharisees, that helped to plot His death–(Matt. 5:20; 21:15; Mark 10:33; 14:53; Luke 11:44; 20:46; John 8:3; Acts 4:5; 6:12).”6

There is NO inherited sin.
NO vicarious atonement.
NO “ransom” for sins.

   (7) Isaiah 53:3-5 (which prophecy may very well be an after-the-fact insertion) states: “He is despised and rejected of men… and we esteemed him not…he hath borne griefs, and carried our sorrows yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

   The Christian’s argument might be that no one else in scriptural history was subjected to such treatments besides Jesus; (though, as noted, Jesus’ passion play mimicked that of Baal, the Babylonian Sun-God, which was in existence centuries before the birth of Jesus. And which events in Jesus’ case, given the time frame of episodes, was an impossibility; and thus fictional).
Do Christians have the original Bible to support this prophecy? Even if we take this prophecy of Isaiah 53:3-5 to relate to Jesus it is restricted to him “suffering” for Jews only because God sent Jesus only for Jews. Jesus considered non-Jews “dogs’ and “swine”–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26); and he spoke in parables so that these “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be saved–(Mark 4:9-12).

   (8) Isaiah 53:7 states: “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”
   But Jesus was hardly oppressed and afflicted –lambasting the Jews and consigning them to eternal damnation and even tossing them out from the Synagogue, as well as lambasting the people of Capernaum, Chorazin, and Bethsaida for not heeding him; and walking and preaching freely– and he was hardly dumb; defending himself before his “shearers”–(John 18:19-37). (As noted, chapters 40 to 66 of Isaiah were later additions).

   (9) Isaiah 53:10 states about the person whom Christians take to be Jesus: “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he (the Lord) hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.”
   Firstly, the hope (of whoever wrote this part of Isaiah) that God shall make the person’s soul an offering for sin, if this is taken to mean killing this person for the sin of others then it would be only for the “sin” of the Jews; as Jesus was sent only to the Jews. However, for God to be “pleased” to “bruise” someone who “had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth” as 53:9 says, some may argue that this God must be a “sadist.” Bruising the innocent for pleasure after all is the work of the Devil isn’t it?

   Secondly, that when this person’s soul is offered for sin, the person “shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand;” this could hardly apply to Jesus; for Jesus, as the Gospels claim, was not married and had no “seed” to see; his days were not “prolong” as he did not dwell on earth after his alleged crucifixion (he was only thirty-three years old); and “the pleasure of the Lord” did not “prosper in his hand” because the Jews, the people to whom he was sent, did not accept him.

   And if “seed” refers to the followers of “Jesus” then, even if we take it that Jesus, after the make-believe Resurrection, order-ed that the Gospels be preached in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to the world (and these verses of Matthew and Mark have been shown to be “forgeries in the Bible), even then Jesus has no “seed,” for the cardinal doctrines of Christianity –Divinity of Jesus, inherited sin and vicarious atonement– are opposed to the teachings of Christ that he is prophet of God and that heaven lies in following the Mosaic law until the coming of the Comforter who will guide into “all truth” and abide “for-ever.” Thus, after two thousand years, except for Muslims who follow Jesus’ instructions and are following the Comforter (Mohammad) Jesus does not have even a single “seed” (or follower).    

   (10). Isaiah 53:12 states that the person (whom Christians claim refers to Jesus) “bare the sin OF many;” NOT that he bare the sin FOR many. Meaning that the person will bear the evil actions (sin) of many; much like Jesus bore the evil actions (sin) OF the Jews plotting to kill him and making up false charge against him; and as John the Baptist bore the evil actions (sin) OF those who had him beheaded; as Jonah bore the evil actions (sin) OF those who had him thrown overboard the ship; and as Mohammad bore the evil actions (sin) OF those who persecuted him, besieged him, forced him into exile, pursued him, and made war on him.

   (11) Daniel 9:24-27 speaks about building Jerusalem for the “Messiah.”
   So what that Daniel built/rebuilt Jerusalem in expectation of the coming of the Messiah?
   Shiloh and the “prophet” like Moses whom all are Divinely required to follow were foretold centuries before the coming of Jesus. In fact, Jesus foretold the coming of another Comforter who will guide into “all truth” and who will “abide for ever.”–(Genesis 49:10; Deuteronomy 18:18-19; John 14:16; 16:13).
   As Jesus commands that all are to follow this Comforter why try to sell Jesus as lord and savior of the world?

   And Jesus as he clearly detailed was a patently Jewish tribal prophet who came wholly and solely to the Jews and considered non-Jews “dogs” and “swine” and preached in parables to keep them out of heaven–(Matthew 7:6; 15:24-26; Mark 4:9-12).

   Jesus did not come to the Black and White and Brown and Yellow and Red. These are the metaphorical “dogs” and ‘swine” (the real “dogs” and “swine” are the ones with four legs running around going arf’ arf! and oink, oink!)

   (12) Micah 5:2 foretold that a ruler would be born in Bethlehem: “out of thee (Bethlehem) shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel” (also Matthew 2:6; Luke 2:4-7; John 7:42).
   It is strange that Christians attribute this prophecy to Jesus though Jesus was never ruler of Israel, but David, who was from Bethlehem (John 7:42) was ruler of Israel. Micah 5:5 speaks about this man (ruler) laying “waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod…thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian.” None of which applied to Jesus in his 3-year ministry.

   This prophecy cannot be applied to Jesus in his alleged second comingeither,because there would be no “Israel” then and no Assyrian and land of Nimrod nor Biblical Jews to be delivered from the Assyrians. (Present-day Jews could hardly identify themselves with any of the Twelve Tribes Of Israel; in fact they may be the descendants of converts to Judaism; read Arthur Koestler, The Thirteenth Tribe).

Whoever this prophecy of Micah 5:2 refers to it could hardly fit onto Jesus. (Perhaps Micah was recounting an earlier prophecy that related to David or Solomon).
   Even if the prophecy relates to Jesus it is of no current value. By his own pronouncements for the Jews to adhere to the Mosaic Law through which lies eternal life (until the coming of the Comforter)  Jesus has declared himself REDUNDANT. NO ONE NEEDS HIM. His mission which was to preach to the missing ten Tribes of Israel, which were in India at the time, ended two thousands years ago.

   (13) Zechariah 11:12 says that the Messiah would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:15).
   Whether for thirty pieces or thirty thousand pieces of silver, Jesus cannot be betrayed if he had come to fulfill prophecy.
   And even if Jesus was “betrayed” for “thirty” million pieces of “silver” yet this would not make him Divine or vicarious atoner or that mankind inherited sin from Adam. These Cardinal doctrines of Christianity (as shown in other topics) have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and are repugnant to reason.
    These Cardinal doctrines of Christianity were invented by Christians. And no human invention can give a life in Paradise. In fact, these blasphemous doctrines are the pathway to Hell-fire

   (14) Zechariah 12:10 reads: “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him…”
   This is NOT about Jesus.
  Reading from verse one shows that the one “whom they have pierced” refers to “Judah and Jerusalem” which was under “siege,” “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I (God) will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem” (12:9).

   That Zechariah 12:10 is NOT about Jesus is cemented by the verses that follow (i.e. verses 11-14) which says: “In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem…And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart and…The family of the hose of Levi apart…the family of Shimei apart…All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.”  

   Clearly the land and every family did not mourn Jesus and onto now Jews do not mourn Jesus; in fact it was Jews that sent Jesus to the cross/pole.
   If it be argued that this is referring to Jesus in his alleged second coming in which Jews who reject Jesus will be in regret, clearly, this is clear hallucination. Even now there is no identifiable house of David or Nathan or Shimei in existence (much less in the future) to “mourn” Jesus.  

   (15) Proverbs 30:4 reads: “Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?”
   While Christians claim this statement is about Jesus they yet have to explain how they came to this conclusion.
   It is rather strange that Proverbs would question who has ascended to heaven and what was his son’s name when the Bible/God states Enoch and Elijah ascended to heaven–(Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5; 2 Kings 2:1, 11; and these writings of Gene-sis and Kings preceded Proverbs by centuries) and that God has a legion of sons beginning from Adam:

Adam is son of God–(Luke 3:38);
           -Solomon is son of God–(1 Chr. 28:6);
          -David is begotten son of God–(Psalm 2:7);

So which son is Proverbs talking about? God even has “twins” –Israel/Jacob and Ephraim: Israel is son of God, even His “firstborn;” Ephraim is “firstborn” of God–(Ex. 4:22; Jer. 31:9).

   As to who “descended” from heaven the Bible states:
   -Elias descended from heaven, (the Bible says that Elijah/Elias ascended to heaven and God had promised to return him, and according to Jesus Elias came in the person of John the Baptist): “But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not…Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist”–(2 Kings 2:1, 11; Malachi 4:5; Matt. 17:10-13); (If John the Baptist is not Elias then the Christian’s God/Son of God would be wrong).

   -The spirit descended from heaven unto Jesus at his baptism–(John 1:31-32. God baptized (?);

   -God descended and fought “face to face” with Jacob: “And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him (which man turned out to be God)…And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God FACE TO FACE”–(Gen. 32:24-30);

   -God descended to show Himself to the Elders of Israel: “Then WENT UP Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the Elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was UNDER HIS FEET as it were a paved work of a Sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness”–(Ex. 24:9-10).

   It is intriguing that Jesus lived for “eons” in heaven helping God create everything before God sent him to earth, as Jeho-vah’s Witnesses claim, and instead of God having these prophets like Isaiah clearly foretell that He is sending His “Son” Jesus, and that He will have Jesus killed for the sin of Adam which He has put onto every baby/man and then transferred it from every person onto Jesus’ head, and give clear details how Jesus will be arrested, tried and crucified; that God would instead tell these prophets that a woman will have a child whose name shall be “CALLED“ Jesus, that this “ruler” will be born in Bethlehem; and that a “Messiah” will be raised up from the lineage of David for the Israelites; and to give cryptic wordings that would require many Christian heads to try to decide whether this “ruler” and “Messiah” is God or only Son of God or one in a Trinity with God; whether he died for inherited sin or for committed sin; and for two thousand years to have Jesus’ so-called followers wan-dering in “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who Jesus was/is and his mission.

   Contrast this Jehovah’s Witnesses (and Christian’s) God with the God of Mohammad and Muslims who tells us in clear, non-cryptic words that Mohammad is the Servant and Messenger of Allāh; and that the cardinal doctrines of Islam are Unity of Allāh, Prayer, Zakaat/Charity, Fasting, and Hajj/Pilgrimage to Makkah (and which doctrines are explained by the Prophet Mohammad).

   And considering that Christians view Mohammad as “fraud” and “impostor,” then the God of this “fraud” and “impostor” has more sense and wisdom to clearly show the line between Hell and Paradise than the God of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Christians Who, from Christians postulations and inventions, not only have the line between Hell and Heaven blurred but muddled.

MOHAMMADS advent was foretold centuries before Jesus in various Scriptures of the world and in the Bible (Read Abdul Haque Vidyarthi, Muhammad in World Scriptures, and Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benja-min Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– revealing book Muhammad in The Bible).

   Jesus also, as Allāh revealed in His Qur’an 61:6, spoke about the coming of Mohammad (Ahmad being another name of the Prophet Mohammad): “And when Jesus, son of Mary, said: O Children of Israel, surely I am the messenger of Allāh to you, verifying that which is before me of the Torah and giving the good news of a Messenger who will come after me, his name being AHMAD.” (See COMFORTER).

(Notably, Mohammad does not need the Bible or any other Scripture to substantiate his claim to Divine Mess-engership status. The Qur’an –with its PROPHECIES; SCIENTIFIC pronouncements and inimitability (Qur’an 2:23; 10:38; 11:13;52:34)– is his proof.
In fact, the Qur’an is not only proof of Mohammad’s Divine Messengership, it is a refutation of atheism, for no man in Mohammad’s time could have known about some of the information given by Mohammad).


NOTES

1. Knowledge That Leads to Everlasting Life, p. 57.

2. Faruqui, M.A. The Crumbling of the Cross, pp. 109-110. Emphasis added.

3. Ency. Brit. 15th Ed. Vol. X, art; Trinity, p.126. Emp. Added

4. Vidyarthi, Abdul Haque, Muhammad in World Scriptures, Vol. 1, p. 313, quoting the “creed of the Church of England.” Emphasis added.

5. Muhammad in the Bible, pp. 191-192. Emp. added.

6. King James Bible, Self-Pronouncing Edition, The World Publishing Company, 2231 West 110TH Street, Cleveland 2, Ohio, p. 77. (Emphasis added).

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