Monday, February 24, 2014

Quran Lies – The Bible is Truth


John R. Houk
© February 24, 2014

Here is an example of Muslim Apologists using the Word of God (i.e. the Holy Bible) to propagandize gullible Muslims and nominal Christians in promoting the idiocy that Mohammed is in the Bible.

19 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”

20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”

21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?”
He said, “I am not.”
“Are you the Prophet?”
And he answered, “No.”

22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” (John 1: 19-22 NKJV)

Shabir Ally says John the Baptist talks about three people he is not:

1)     The Baptist is not the Christ.

2)     The Baptist is not Elijah of old.

3)     The Baptist is not “the Prophet”.

This Shabir character tells his listeners that “the Prophet” spoken of is none other than the Muslim prophet Mohammed. Acts17Apologetics posted this video of Shabir Ally telling his listeners. This is an overt lie Shabir is telling as is refuted in the video.

Shabir blatantly leaves out the context of the above verses by placing them in the context of the entire first chapter of the Gospel of John.

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’”

16 And[a] of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.

24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”

26 John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know. 27 It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”

28 These things were done in Bethabara[a] beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”

32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.” (John 1: 14-16; 24-34 NKJV)

Scripture makes it pretty clear that John the Baptist was not the Christ but that Jesus the son of Mary and the son of God is the Christ. Clearly neither John the Baptist nor Jesus was Elijah but Scripture tells us the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah as a messenger of the coming Christ.

Jesus talking to the John’s disciples:

7 As they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he of whom it is written:

‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You.’

11 “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come. (Bold Emphasis Mine - Matthew 11: 7-14 NKJV)

And “the Prophet” is a prophetic moment spoken by Moses that in later days a prophet would rise up like himself to lead Israel.

15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the Lord your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’

17 “And the Lord said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. (Deuteronomy 18: 15-19 NKJV)

Muslim Apologists at this moment will try to distort the truth again and claim that the prophet that God would raise up like Moses is Mohammed. However, if you read Mohammed’s version of the Old Testament you will notice immediately that the Quran twists the Holy Bible narrative to an unrecognizable story even going so far that Ishmael the son of the slave Hagar and Abraham was the child of Promise instead of Isaac the son of Sarah (free and wife) and Abraham. Whereas the New Testament does no twisting and Peter under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit preached:

18 But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,[a] 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. 22 For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. 23 And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’[b]24 Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold[c] these days. 25 You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’[d] 26 To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.” (Acts 3: 18-26 NKJV)

As you can tell I have no regard of the Quran as being holy or of divine origin. The Bible is the Word of God and any refutation of this truth is of an antichrist spirit.

18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the[a] Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.[b] 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. (I John 2: 18-22 NKJV)

Now take a look at the Acts17Apologetics video.

JRH 2/24/14
Is Muhammad Mentioned in John 1:19-21? (A Reply to Shabir Ally)

Published: Feb 19, 2014

Popular Muslim apologist Shabir Ally claims that Muhammad is "the prophet" mentioned in John 1:19-21. We wonder if Shabir has read the rest of the chapter, and if he has thought about the implications of his argument.
Quran Lies – The Bible is Truth
John R. Houk
© February 24, 2014
Is Muhammad Mentioned in John 1:19-21? (A Reply to Shabir Ally)

There are more than 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, coming from a variety of ethnic and educational backgrounds. Many of these Muslims claim that there is strong evidence supporting Muhammad and the Qur’an, as well as strong evidence against Christianity.
Answering Muslims is a Christian apologetics website dedicated to responding to the questions, objections, and arguments of Muslims. The site is run by Christian debaters, lecturers, and writers who have a special interest in Islam

Since one of the most common Muslim arguments is that Islamic morality and law would benefit Western nations, we also report relevant current events concerning the impact of Sharia on various cultures.

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