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My response to Sam Shamoun's rebuttal on Luke 24:44-48:

This article is my response to Sam Shamoun rebuttal to Luke 24:44-48.  His rebuttal is located at: http://www.answering-islam.org/Responses/Osama/third_day.htm.   See how I further exposed the clear contradictions in the Bible.

 

He wrote:

Osama’s allegation of forgery in Luke 24:44-48 exposed and refuted


In this article Osama makes the charge that there is a serious forgery in Luke 24:44-48 since it claims that the OT predicted that the Messiah would be raised on the third day.

Osama claims:

A serious forgery in Luke 24:44-48 about Jesus' "resurrection on the third day" claiming that it was foretold in the OT when it wasn't!

Let us look at Luke 24:44-48 from the NIV Bible:

Luke 24

44  He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."
45  Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
46  He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,
47  and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48  You are witnesses of these things.

There is a serious forgery in Luke 24:44-48!  It says that it is written in the Law of Moses (i.e., the Torah) that Jesus will die and resurrect on the third day.  Where in the entire Old Testament (not just in the 5 books of Moses that make up the Law of Moses or the Torah) do you have that?!  Show me one Old Testament verse that prophesized about Jesus' third day resurrection?

In fact, in my article Answering Isaiah 53, I clearly proved that the Old Testament actually confirms the Noble Quran's claims about Jesus never got crucified!  Let alone dying and resurrecting on the third day!

Anyway, the book of Luke is not really authentic.  According to the theologians of the NIV Bible, most of the Bible's books and gospels were written by mysterious people. No one knows who wrote these books!


RESPONSE:

First, as far as the NIV Bible is concerned, please do read what it actually says about the authorship of the Gospels:

http://answer-islam.org/whowrotegospel.html

My friend Quennel Gale has done a very fine job in exposing Osama’s misquotes and misrepresentation of what the NIV Bible actually says. As far as Isaiah 53 is concerned, we will be posting links at the end of the article which thoroughly address and refute Osama’s exegetical errors.

 

My response:

Your friend Quennel Gale produced no rebuttal.  In fact, I have directly refuted in great details this very article of his at:

My response to Quennel Gale's rebuttal to my article "Just who were the real authors of the Bible?"

Anyway, my quotes from the NIV Bible (which I produced the book's bibliography in the article) clearly show that most of the books and gospels of the Bible were written by third-party people who were mysterious.   No one knows who really wrote those books.  The NIV Bible theologians themselves said so and I quoted them! 

Quennel did not expose "Osama’s misquotes and misrepresentation of what the NIV Bible", because Osama produced no lie.  It is your inconsistent Bible that was altered by men so many times that contains overwhelming errors and problems in it.

 

He wrote:

We want to focus on Osama’s claim that Luke 24:46 is in error since, according to him, there are no OT prophecies stating that the Messiah would rise on the third day.

To be quite frank, Osama’s criticism here only exposes his fundamental ignorance of first century Judaism, specifically Jewish methods of biblical exegesis. If Osama had even bothered to research the issue more thoroughly he would have discovered that the Jews used many different methods in their exegesis of the Scriptures, some of which included the following:

P'shat ("simple") - This method applies a literal approach in interpreting Scripture.

Drash or Midrash ("search") - An allegorical approach to interpreting Scripture.

Remez ("hint") - This approach seeks to find a word, phrase or other element in the text that provides hints for a specific event.

Sod ("secret") - This applies a mystical or hidden meaning to Scripture.

These four methods are known as PaRDeS in Hebrew. (The preceding is taken and adapted from Dr. David Stern’s Jewish New Testament Commentary [Clarksville, Maryland; Jewish New Testament Publications, 1996], pp. 11-12)

Dr. James D. Price, in his response to Farrel Till regarding this very issue, cites a source that mentions the number of ways the Jews interpreted the Holy Scriptures:

The ancient Jews had 32 rules for interpreting Scripture. These were first collected and published by the 2nd century Rabbi, Eliezer Ben-Jose the Galilean. The 7th rule declares that inferences may be made from analogy and parallel passages. [source: "Halakic and Haggadic Rules of Interpretation," The McClintock-Strong Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature, eds. John McClintock & James Strong (Harper & Bros, 1876; reprint, Baker, 1969), 6:243-46.] (Source: http://answering-islam.org/BibleCom/lk24-47.html)

Dr. Price lists three types of prophecies which Jewish interpreters used:

A study of how Jesus and the NT authors interpreted prophecy indicates that to the Jewish interpreters there were at three levels of prophetic statements:

(1) direct, specific statements like we Westerners expect;

(2) prophecy by analogy--acts of Israel or God that typify the Messiah; for example--"Out of Egypt I called My Son" (Hos 11:1; Matt 2:15)

(3) prophecy by similarity--ancient events that are prophetically similar to later events; for example--"A voice was heard in Ramah, ..." (Jer 31:15; Matt 2:18)

The question is: How did the ancient Jews understand the term "prophecy," not how do we Westerners think it should be interpreted. All three types were regarded by the ancient Jews as prophecy, so that is the proper way of interpreting the Scripture.

The incident of Jonah's three days and three nights in the fish was of type (2).

It involved a typical resurrection, if not a real one, and it occurred after 3 days.

With this just said, we now turn to the Hebrew Bible to see if we can find prophecies by analogy and/or similarity which prefigures the death and resurrection of the Messiah on the third day.

 

My response:

Ok.  So far there is nothing to strongly disagree on.

 

He wrote:

We begin with the Law of Moses. All references, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the NET Bible.

"Some time after these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ ‘Here I am!’ Abraham replied. God said, ‘Take your son—YOUR ONLY SON, WHOM YOU LOVE, Isaac—AND GO TO THE LAND OF MORIAH! Offer him up there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will indicate to you.’ Early in the morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young servants with him, along with his son Isaac. When he had cut the wood for the burnt offering, he started out for the place God had spoken to him about. ON THE THIRD DAY Abraham caught sight of the place in the distance. So he said to his servants, ‘You two stay here with the donkey, while the boy and I go up there. WE WILL WORSHIP AND THEN RETURN TO YOU.’ Abraham took THE WOOD for the burnt offering AND PUT IT ON HIS SON ISAAC. Then he took the fire and the knife in his hand and the two of them walked on together. Isaac said to his father Abraham, ‘My father?’ ‘What is it, my son?’ he replied. ‘Here is the fire and the wood,’ Isaac said, ‘but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?’ ‘GOD will provide FOR HIMSELF THE LAMB for the burnt offering, my son,’ Abraham replied. The two of them continued on together. When they came to the place God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood on it. Next he tied up his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood. Then Abraham reached out his hand, took the knife, and prepared to slaughter his son. But the Lord’s angel called to him from heaven, ‘Abraham! Abraham!’ ‘Here I am!’ he answered. ‘Do not harm the boy!’ the angel said. ‘Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, because you did not withhold your son, YOUR ONLY SON, from me.’ Abraham looked up and saw behind him a ram caught in the bushes by its horns. So he went over and got the ram and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place ‘The Lord provides.’ It is said TO THIS DAY, ‘In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made.’ The Lord’s angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, ‘"I solemnly swear by my own name," decrees the Lord, "that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, YOUR ONLY SON, I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the strongholds of their enemies. Because you have obeyed me, all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants."’" Genesis 22:1-18

Abraham is commanded to offer his son as a burnt offering to God in the region of Moriah, an event which took place on the third day. Amazingly, Abraham tells his servants that he and his son would return to them after worshiping God, suggesting that Abraham somehow knew that Isaac would be returned to him after the sacrifice. The NT picks up on this theme:

"By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises, yet he was ready to offer up HIS ONLY SON (monogenee). God had told him, ‘Through Isaac descendants will carry on your name,’ and he reasoned that God could even raise him from the dead, and in a sense he received him back from there." Hebrews 11:17-19

 

My response:

Mr. Shamoun here is the problem with your Bible.  It is not only narrated by mysterious third-party people and not by the original people such as Abraham or his son Isaac in the case of Genesis 22:1-18, but it is also ridiculously in error!  In the end of Genesis 22:1-18, the Bible says "all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants"

Mr. Shamoun, do Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Shintos, and even your very own modern Christian brethrens bless one another using Abraham's descendant's names???!!!

The far eastern pagan religions don't regard Judaism and its Prophets as divine people from GOD Almighty.  They don't bless each others using Abraham's descendant's names!   And as far as Christians, I don't know how early Christians used to bless each others, but I know that the Christians of today only bless each others using Jesus' name alone!

In fact Mr. Shamoun, it is the Muslims at the end of every prayer of their 5-daily prayers that pronounce blessings on GOD-fearing believers using Abraham's descendant's names!

They say: "........and bless Prophet Muhammad and the people of Prophet Muhammad, like You blessed Prophet Abraham and the people of Prophet Abraham........"  The words "people of" is "aaly" in Arabic, which could also mean "family" or "close group".

So Mr. Shamoun, unless Genesis 22:18 really means "all THE BLESSED (OR CHOSEN) nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants", which would then clearly and irrefutably mean the Islamic nations of today, then YOUR BIBLE IS IN DEEP ERROR, BECAUSE "ALL NATIONS" OF EARTH don't pronounce blessings on each others using Abraham's descendents! 


They never did and they never will Mr. Shamoun!!

As to Hebrews 11:17-19, the book of Hebrews is a total joke!  Let us look at the historical facts of this corrupt book from the New Testament:

The Book of Hebrews:

"The writer of this letter does not identify himself, but he was obviously well known to the original recipients.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1856)"

So because the guy was supposedly "well known (which we don't really know that for sure anyway)", then would that give us the right to consider his words as the Words of GOD Almighty?!  I am sorry, but I don't really see the logic behind this!  The Book of Hebrews is one of the highly used Books among Christians.  I hear references from it a lot when listening to Christians preaching.   Yet, no one really knows who wrote it!.  This is quite ironic, because Christians use such highly doubtful books in their teachings as if they were the True Living Words of GOD Almighty.  I don't care what you call this, but I call it blasphemy, because it is the most ridiculous insult to GOD Almighty and His Holy Words that I have ever seen.

I just hope you see the real cheap quality in the religion of Christianity, with all my respect due to every Christian reader.

(www.answering-christianity.com/authors_gospels.htm)

 

He wrote:

This view is not unique to the NT, since certain Jewish traditions taught that Isaac actually died and was brought back to life:

Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut

There was ... a remarkable tradition that insisted that Abraham completed the sacrifice and that afterward Isaac was miraculously revived ... According to this haggadah, Abraham slew his son, burnt his victim, and the ashes remain as a stored-up merit and atonement for Israel in all generations.

--The Torah: A Modern Commentary (New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1981), p. 151 n. 5.

Encyclopedia Judaica

It appears that this notion was widespread in medieval times: Ibn Ezra (commentary on Gen. 22:19) also quotes an opinion that Abraham actually did kill Isaac… and he was later resurrected from the dead. Ibn Ezra rejects this as completely contrary to the biblical text. Shalom Spiegel has demonstrated, however, that such views enjoyed a wide circulation and occasionally found expression in medieval writings.

--Louis Jacobs, "Akedah," Encyclopedia Judaica 2:482. (http://www.jfjonline.org/apol/qa/atonement2.htm)

 

My response:

So if Abraham did kill Isaac, then this means that "But the Lord’s angel called to him from heaven, ‘Abraham! Abraham!’ ‘Here I am!’ he answered. ‘Do not harm the boy!’ the angel said. ‘Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God" in Genesis 22:1-18 that you presented above is a bogus lie!

Make up your mind Mr. Shamoun, did Abraham kill his son Isaac or not?!  Your Bible says so, but yet, very strong and respectful theologians of the Old Testament don't think so.

I hope this clearly proves to you that the third-party narrations from the mysterious people that make up most of your Bible of today can not be regarded as GOD Almighty's Holy Words.  I hope you see the serious errors, problems and corruption in your Bible Mr. Shamoun.

 

He wrote:

Let us highlight the key points:

  1. Abraham was commanded to offer up his one and only beloved Son.
  2. The sacrifice was to take place on the third day at a specific Mountain in the region of Moriah.
  3. Isaac carried the very wood which would be used for his sacrifice.

 

My response:

This does not agree with Islam's claims Mr. Shamoun, in case you wish to learn the real Truth.

 

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In Jewish tradition, this became known as Akedah, or the "binding" of Isaac:

The Hebrew word "akedah" means "binding" and refers to the well-known story in Genesis 22, in which God commands Abraham to offer up his only son Isaac as a burnt offering ...

In Jewish tradition, this story has been elaborated numerous times. In some traditions, Isaac becomes a symbol of Jewish martyrs of all times and places. In others, the story is used to show that God does not require a "human sacrifice." According to yet other traditions, the sacrifice of Isaac actually took place and in fact brought atonement to Israel ...

In the rabbinic literature, we find traditions about the Akedah that go beyond what the text of the Bible says and attribute atoning value to the incident. These traditions show that even within Judaism, there was a place for the idea that someone's death could function as an atonement. (http://www.jfjonline.org/apol/qa/atonement2.htm)

The above articles provides several Jewish commentaries that expound on this theme:

Song of Songs Rabbah 1:14:1

MY BELOVED IS UNTO ME AS A CLUSTER OF HENNA. CLUSTER refers to Isaac, who was bound on the altar like A CLUSTER OF HENNA (KOFER): because he atones (mekapper) for the iniquities of Israel.

--Soncino Midrash Rabbah (vol. 9, second part, p. 81).

Leviticus Rabbah 29:9

When the children of Isaac give way to transgressions and evil deeds, do Thou recollect for them the binding of their father Isaac and rise from the Throne of Judgment and betake Thee to the Throne of Mercy, and being filled with compassion for them have mercy upon them and change for them the Attribute of Justice into the Attribute of Mercy!

--Soncino Midrash Rabbah (vol. 4, p. 376).

Shibbole ha-Leket (13th c.)

When Father Isaac was bound on the altar and reduced to ashes and his sacrificial dust was cast onto Mount Moriah...

--Shibbole ha-Leket.

And:

'A bundle of myrrh (kofer) is my well-beloved' (Cant. I, 14). This refers to Isaac, who was tied up like a bundle upon the altar. Kofer, because he atones for the sins of Israel.
Cant. R. I, Sec 14,I, on I, 14; f. 12b

If then Isaac's descendants fall into sin and evil deeds, do thou make mention of the binding of Isaac, and get up from the throne of judgment, and sit down upon the throne of compassion, and be filled with pity, and turn the attribute of judgement into the attribute of mercy.
Lev.R. 29:9

R. Judah says: When the sword touched Isaac's throat his soul flew clean out of him. And when He let his voice be heard from between the two cherubim, 'Lay not thy hand upon the lad, 'the lad's soul returned to his body. Then his father unbound him, and Isaac rose, knowing that in this way the dead would come back to life in the future; whereupon he began to recite, Blessed art Thou, O Lord, who quickens the dead.
Pirkei de-Rav Eliezer 31

When Father Isaac was bound on the altar and reduced to ashes and his sacrificial dust was cast onto Mount Moriah...
Shibbole ha-Leket (http://www.jfjonline.org/pub/issues/04-05/akedah.htm)

  1. Abraham believed that both he and his son would return from the Mount after they had worshiped God.
  2. According to the inspired author of Hebrews, Abraham had reasoned that God would resurrect his son from the dead and therefore fulfill His covenant promises concerning Isaac.
  3. Figuratively speaking, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead ON THE THIRD DAY!
  4. Abraham also believed that on this same Mountain God was going to provide a lamb for sacrifice.
  5. All nations would be blessed through Abraham’s descendants.

 

My response:

I really love it when you said: "5.  According to the inspired author of Hebrews...."  I like the fact that you agree with me that the book of Hebrews was written by a mysterious clown!  It's a shame that an intelligent person such as yourself would consider such trash as GOD Almighty's Holy and incorruptible Words.

And just out of curiosity Mr. Shamoun, where in the entire New Testament (except for the books of Paul), and not just in the book of Hebrews do you see an actual claim that a book was inspired from GOD Almighty?

By the way, you point #8 is wrong.  Genesis 22:1-18 does not directly claim that all nations would be blessed through Abraham's descendants.  It claims that all nations would pronounce blessings upon one another using Abraham's descendents.  Nice try in twisting words and deception Mr. Shamoun. 

I wish you would focus on the real Truth, rather than pushing your pagan polytheist trinity agenda which will lead you to nothing but to the Ultimate Destruction of Hell.

Please visit: Famous Theologians and Historians believe that Paul was not truthful, to see how many of the famous and well respected Christian Theologians rejected Paul as a truthful person and a man of GOD Almighty.  Paul never even once met Jesus in his entire life!  Yet, Christians believe he is an apostle of GOD Almighty because he claimed to be one.

He isn't like Prophet Muhammad, because the Noble Quran contains miracles and Prophecies in it that clearly and irrefutably prove that Prophet Muhammad was a True Messenger from Allah Almighty.

Also, please visit Contradictions and proofs of Historical Corruptions in the Bible.

 

He wrote:

Interestingly, Solomon built the Temple in this same region:

"Solomon began building the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem ON MOUNT MORIAH, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. This was the place that David prepared at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite." 2 Chronicles 3:1

This partially fulfilled Abraham’s prediction regarding God providing for himself, since the Temple was the place where the Levitical priests offered animal sacrifices to God.

Another point to remember is that the bodies of the animals used for the sin offerings and the remaining portions of the burnt offering were burned outside the camp of Israel:

"all the rest of the bull-he must bring outside the camp to a clean place, to the fatty ash pile, and he must burn it on the wood with fire; it must be burned on the fatty ash pile." Leviticus 4:12

"Then the priest must put on his linen robe and must put linen leggings over his bare flesh, and he must take up the fatty ashes of the burnt offering that the fire consumed on the altar, and he must place them beside the altar. Then he must take off his clothes and put on other clothes, and he must bring the fatty ashes outside the camp to a ceremonially clean place," Leviticus 6:10-11

"The bull of the sin offering and the goat of the sin offering, whose blood was brought to make atonement in the holy place, must be brought outside the camp and their hide, their flesh, and their dung must be burned with fire." Leviticus 16:27

 

My response:

Ok.  There is nothing to strongly disagree on.

 

He wrote:

When we turn to the NT teaching on Christ, we find the following parallels:

1. Jesus is God’s one and only beloved Son whom the Father offered as a sacrifice for sinners:

"Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory — the glory of the one and only (monogenous), full of grace and truth, who came from the Father." John 1:14

"For this is the way God loved the world: he gave his one and only Son (ton monogenee) that everyone who believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

"But the statement it was credited to him was not written only for Abraham’s sake, but also for our sake, to whom it will be credited, those who believe in the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was given over because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification." Romans 4:23-25

"Indeed, he who did not spare (ouk epheisato) his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things?" Romans 8:32

The phrase ouk epheisato is used in the Greek translation of Genesis, called the Septuagint (LXX), in relation to Abraham offering up Isaac:

"And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the child, neither do anything to him, for now I know that thou fearest God, and for my sake thou hast not spared (ouk epheiso) thy beloved son… And an angel of the Lord called Abraam the second time out of heaven, saying, I have sworn by myself, says the Lord, because thou hast done this thing, and on my account hast not spared (ouk epheiso) thy beloved son," Genesis 22:12, 15(MT16) Brenton’s LXX

 

My response:

In regards to the gospel of John, please visit The Gospel of John: Gospel or Gossip?

In regards to Paul and his book of Romans, please visit: Famous Theologians and Historians believe that Paul was not truthful, to see how many of the famous and well respected Christian Theologians rejected Paul as a truthful person and a man of GOD Almighty.  Paul never even once met Jesus in his entire life!  Yet, Christians believe he is an apostle of GOD Almighty because he claimed to be one.

He isn't like Prophet Muhammad, because the Noble Quran contains miracles and Prophecies in it that clearly and irrefutably prove that Prophet Muhammad was a True Messenger from Allah Almighty.

Also, please visit Contradictions and proofs of Historical Corruptions in the Bible.

 

He wrote:

2. Jesus is the Lamb of God, which Abraham foresaw:

"On the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’ ... Gazing at Jesus as he walked by, he said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God!’" John 1:29, 36

Fn. 73 states:

Gen 22:8 is an important passage in the background of the title Lamb of God as applied to Jesus. In Jewish thought this was held to be a supremely important sacrifice. G. Vermès stated: "For the Palestinian Jew, all lamb sacrifice, and especially the Passover lamb and the Tamid offering, was a memorial of the AKEDAH with its effects of deliverance, forgiveness of sin and messianic salvation" (Scripture and Tradition in Judaism, 225). (http://netbible.com/netbible/joh1_notes.htm#173)

"Your father Abraham was overjoyed to see my day, and he saw it and was glad." John 8:56

The NET Bible translators’ fn. 150 reads:

What is the meaning of Jesus’ statement that the patriarch Abraham "saw" his day and rejoiced? The use of past tenses would seem to refer to something that occurred during the patriarch’s lifetime. Genesis Rabbah 44:25ff, (cf. 59:6) states that Rabbi Akiba, in a debate with Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai, held that Abraham had been shown not this world only but the world to come (this would include the days of the Messiah). More realistically, it is likely that Gen 22:13-15 lies behind Jesus’ words. This passage, known to rabbis as the Akedah ("Binding"), tells of Abraham finding the ram which will replace his son Isaac on the altar of sacrifice—an occasion of certain rejoicing. (http://netbible.com/netbible/joh8_notes.htm#8150)

Finally:

"You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors, you were ransomed — not by perishable things like silver or gold, but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ." 1 Peter 1:18-19

3. Jesus carried the very wood (cross-beam) which would be used to crucify him:

... So they took Jesus, and carrying his own cross he went out to the place called ‘The Place of the Skull’ (called in Aramaic Golgotha). John 19:16b-17

 

My response:

The following is taken from Jesus said that GOD shall take His Kingdom from the Jews and give it to the Muslims:

Jesus said to the Jews: "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 21:43)"

What other nation beside the modern Muslims of today bow down to GOD Almighty in the most proper way?  What other nation beside the modern Muslims Glorify GOD Almighty in their 5-daily Prayers, and fast the Month of Ramadan for Him?

Let's look at what GOD Almighty said about Ishmael, the father of the Muslims: "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 17:19-21)"

The Jews were GOD Almighty's chosen people:  "We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure; and We favoured them above the nations.  (The Noble Quran, 45:16)

But after they utterly failed with GOD Almighty and His Messengers (Not Moses ever liked their actions, nor Jesus ever liked them and their killings of the Prophets: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"), they became cursed, and GOD Almighty removed His Kingdom from them and gave it to another nation.  That nation is non other than the "blessed" Muslims who came from the "blessed" Ishmael.

The liars of the NIV Bible had inserted a forgery into their English translation.  In Genesis 16:11-12, they inserted a cheap name-calling "wild ass" for Ishmael, while the original scripts in the King James Version Bible called him "wild man":

"And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 16:11-12)"

Ishmael was a wild man, and a "blessed" one by GOD Almighty (Gen. 17:19-21).  He fought the pagan Arabs who practiced brutal slavery and degradation of women.  It was part of the pagan Arabs' custom to bury daughters alive at the age of 4, because a birth of a female brought shame to the family.  Many pagan Arabs used to practice it.

Ironically, the New Jerusalem Bible also agrees with this ridiculous pagan practice: "....and the birth of ANY daughter is a loss.  (From the New Jerusalem Bible, Ecclesiasticus 22:3)"

The "blessed" Ishmael peace be upon him was Allah Almighty's Apostle: "And Isma'il and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favour above the nations:   (The Noble Quran, 6:86)"

"Also mention in the Book (the story of) Isma'il: He was (strictly) true to what he promised, and he was an apostle (and) a prophet.  (The Noble Quran, 19:54)"

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has a direct blood relationship with Prophet Ishmael peace be upon him.  Before Prophet Muhammad became a Prophet at the age of 40, he was a well-respected and honored person among his people.  The pagans used him to judge between their affairs.  They also used to trust him with their wealth.  He was called "Al-Sadiq, Al-Ameen", which means "The Honest, the Trust Worthy".

When Prophet Muhammad became the Messenger of Allah Almighty, he brought the Divine Religion of Islam that ended the Judeo-Christian and pagan brutal slavery, lifted the status of women and gave them their rights, and brought Justice, Light and Mercy to the Arabs and to the Muslims world-wide.

Again, please visit: Jesus said that GOD shall take His Kingdom from the Jews and give it to the Muslims.

Also, please visit: Prophecies about Islam in the Bible - My open challenge to anyone to refute this.

Also, please visit: Did Isaiah 53 really prophecies Jesus' crucifixion?  Isaiah 53 perfectly agrees with Islam's claims regarding Jesus peace be upon him never died on the cross and he was lifted to Allah Almighty.  I also exposed the intentional mistranslation of Isaiah 53:9 to hopelessly try to prove the dogma of trinity.

Jesus was never crucified according to the Gospel of Barnabas.

 

He wrote:

Lest Osama try and claim that this passage contradicts the Synoptic Gospels which say that Simon of Cyrene was made to carry Jesus’ cross, we simply quote the NET Bible, fn. 54:

As was customary practice in a Roman crucifixion, the prisoner was made to carry his own cross. In all probability this was only the crossbeam, called in Latin the patibulum, since the upright beam usually remained in the ground at the place of execution. According to Matt 27:32 and Mark 15:21, the soldiers forced Simon to take the cross; Luke 23:26 states that the cross was placed on Simon so that it might be carried behind Jesus. A reasonable explanation of all this is that Jesus started out carrying the cross until he was no longer able to do so, at which point Simon was forced to take over. (http://netbible.com/netbible/joh19_notes.htm#1954)

4. Jesus was crucified outside the vicinity of the Temple, much like the bodies and remaining parts of the sacrifices were taken outside the camp:

"For the bodies of those animals whose blood the high priest brings into the sanctuary as an offering for sin are burned outside the camp. Therefore, to sanctify the people by his own blood, Jesus also suffered outside the camp. We must go out to him, then, outside the camp, bearing the abuse he experienced." Hebrews 13:11-13

 

My response:

It appeared that Jesus was crucified, but in reality, Jesus never got crucified.  Please visit: Did Isaiah 53 really prophecies Jesus' crucifixion?  Isaiah 53 perfectly agrees with Islam's claims regarding Jesus peace be upon him never died on the cross and he was lifted to Allah Almighty.  I also exposed the intentional mistranslation of Isaiah 53:9 to hopelessly try to prove the dogma of trinity.

 

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5. Jesus was raised on the third day:

"For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received—that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, MOST OF WHOM ARE STILL LIVING, though some have fallen asleep." 1 Corinthians 15:3-6

 

My response:

This is Paul's lie in his 1 Corinthians book.  Paul was a liar, and many of the well respected Christian theologians made this claim.  Again, Paul never even once met Jesus in his entire life!  Yet, Christians believe he is an apostle of GOD Almighty because he claimed to be one.

He isn't like Prophet Muhammad, because the Noble Quran contains miracles and Prophecies in it that clearly and irrefutably prove that Prophet Muhammad was a True Messenger from Allah Almighty.

 

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6. Jesus is the descendant of Abraham through whom all the nations of the earth would be blessed:

"Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, ‘and to the descendants,’ referring to many, but ‘and to your descendant,’ referring to one, who is Christ. Galatians 3:16

 

My response:

Again, this is another lie from Paul.  As I mentioned above, Paul was a liar, and many of the well respected Christian theologians made this claim.  Again, Paul never even once met Jesus in his entire life!  Yet, Christians believe he is an apostle of GOD Almighty because he claimed to be one.

He isn't like Prophet Muhammad, because the Noble Quran contains miracles and Prophecies in it that clearly and irrefutably prove that Prophet Muhammad was a True Messenger from Allah Almighty.

Also, Galatians 3:16 contradicts Genesis 22:1-18 ".....all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants."

Paul, the liar, said "Scripture does not say, ‘and to the descendants,’ referring to many, but ‘and to your descendant,’ referring to one, (Galatians 3:16)"  Yes it does you liar!  Genesis 22:18 does say "descendants", referring to many!

Also, please visit: Jesus said that GOD shall take His Kingdom from the Jews and give it to the Muslims.

Prophecies about Islam in the Bible - My open challenge to anyone to refute this.

 

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It is little wonder that the Holy Bible can say that Abraham had the Gospel preached to him!

"And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, saying, ‘All the nations will be blessed in you.’ So then those who believe are blessed along with Abraham the believer." Galatians 3:8-9

 

My response:

Another bogus lie from Paul.  I believe Paul was referring to:

"And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 17:19-21)"

But then again, GOD Almighty's covenant was taken away from the Jews and given to the Muslims:

Jesus said to the Jews: "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God (i.e., covenant of GOD Almighty) shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 21:43)"

Again, please visit: Jesus said that GOD shall take His Kingdom from the Jews and give it to the Muslims.

Prophecies about Islam in the Bible - My open challenge to anyone to refute this.

 

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The next prophecy by analogy and/or similarity comes from Israel’s relationship to God as his son:

"And you must say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord, ‘Israel is my firstborn son, and I said to you, "Let my son go that he may serve me, but since you have refused to let him go, I will surely kill your firstborn son!"’" Exodus 4:22-23

"You have forgotten the Rock who fathered you, and put out of mind the God who gave you birth. But the Lord took note and despised them, because of the provocation of his sons and daughters. Deuteronomy 32:18-19

"His people remembered the ancient times. Where is the one who brought them up out of the sea, along with the shepherd of his flock? Where is the one who placed his holy Spirit among them, the one who made his majestic power available to Moses, who divided the water before them, gaining for himself a lasting reputation, who led them through the deep water? Like a horse running on flat land they did not stumble. Like an animal that goes down into a valley to graze, so the Spirit of the Lord granted them rest. In this way you guided your people, gaining for yourself an honored reputation. Look down from heaven and take notice, from your holy, majestic palace! Where are your zeal and power? Do not hold back your tender compassion! For you are our father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not recognize us. You, Lord, are our father; you have been called our protector from ancient times." Isaiah 63:11-16

"However, in the future the number of the people of Israel will be like the sand of the sea which can be neither measured nor numbered. Although it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ it will be said to them, ‘You are children of the living God!’" Hosea 1:10

"When Israel was a young man, I loved him like a son, and I summoned my son out of Egypt." Hosea 11:1

"But I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt. Therefore, you must not acknowledge any God except me; there is no Savior except me." Hosea 13:4

 

My response:

The Jews were GOD Almighty's chosen people:  "We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure; and We favoured them above the nations.  (The Noble Quran, 45:16)

But after they utterly failed with GOD Almighty and His Messengers (Not Moses ever liked their actions, nor Jesus ever liked them and their killings of the Prophets: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"), they became cursed, and GOD Almighty removed His Kingdom from them and gave it to another nation.  That nation is non other than the "blessed" Muslims who came from the "blessed" Ishmael.

Again, please visit: Jesus said that GOD shall take His Kingdom from the Jews and give it to the Muslims for more details and proofs.

Also, please visit: Prophecies about Islam in the Bible - My open challenge to anyone to refute this.

 

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Israel as God’s son was tested in the wilderness in order to learn to depend on God alone for their sustenance:

"You must keep carefully the entire commandment I am giving you today so that you may live, multiply, and go in and occupy the land that the Lord promised to your ancestors. Remember the whole way by which he has brought you these forty years through the desert so that he might, by humbling you, test to see whether deep within yourselves you would keep his commandments or not. So he humbled you by making you hungry and feeding you with unfamiliar manna to make you understand that mankind cannot live by food alone, but also by everything that comes from the Lord’s mouth. Your clothing did not wear out nor did your feet swell all these forty years." Deuteronomy 8:1-5

Amazingly, Hosea states that God will raise his son Israel from the dead on the third day!

"After two days he will revive us; ON THE THIRD DAY he will raise us up, that we may live before him." Hosea 6:2 RSV

 

My response:

Hosea 6:2 does not say "God will raise his son Israel from the dead on the third day!".  Where in the world did you get that?!

 

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The Talmud applies this passage to the Messianic era, the time when the Messiah comes to restore Israel:

The Gemara records an incident:

... This last point is related to that which R’ Zeira said ... When [R’ Zeira] found the Rabbis delaing with [this matter] ... he said to them ... "Please! I beg you not to delay [the coming of the Messiah] ... for we have learned in a Baraisa ... THREE THINGS COME WHEN then are NOT EXPECTED ... THEY ARE ... THE MESSIAH, A FIND, AND A SCORPION."

The Gemara discusses a related topic:

... Rav Katina said ... For six thousand years will the world exist ... and for one thousand years it will be destroyed ... as it is stated: Hashem [Sam- Hebrew for "The Name", the word that the rabbis used in place of God’s name, Yahweh] alone will be exalted on that day.

A dissenting view:

... Abaye says ... For two thousand years it will be destroyed ... as it is stated: After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up and we will live in His presence. Sanhedrin 97a (underlined emphasis ours)

"Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your destruction? Compassion is hid from my eyes." Hosea 13:14 RSV

 

My response:

Nothing is proven or disprove here.  Again, it doesn't talk about actual death and resurrection on the third day as you explicitly said "God will raise his son Israel from the dead on the third day!" for Hosea 6:2.  This is only your own erroneous interpretation as your erroneous polytheist pagan trinity conclusion is.

 

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Isaiah reiterates this last point:

"The Lord who leads armies will hold a banquet for all the nations on this mountain. At this banquet there will be plenty of meat and aged wine— tender meat and tasty wine. On this mountain he will swallow up the shroud that is over all the peoples, the woven covering that is over all the nations; he will swallow up death permanently. The sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from every face, and remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. Indeed, the Lord has announced it. At that time they will say, ‘Look, here is our God! We waited for him and he delivered us. Here is the Lord! We waited for him. Let’s be happy and celebrate his deliverance!’" Isaiah 25:6-9

"Your dead will come back to life; your corpses will rise up. Wake up and shout joyfully, you who live in the ground! For you will grow like plants drenched with the morning dew, and the earth will bring forth its dead spirits." Isaiah 26:19

 

My response:

Isaiah is talking about the resurrection at the day of Judgement.  There is no mention of Jesus' third day resurrection in this one.

 

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Here is a list of some of the key points:

  1. Israel is God’s son, his firstborn.
  2. God called his son out of Egypt.
  3. God tested his son in the wilderness.
  4. God will raise his son from the Grave/Sheol/Hades on the third day.

 

My response:

For points a, b and c, I hope this also clearly proves to you that when the NT calls Jesus "son of God", or "Son of God", then it doesn't make Jesus the Creator of the Universe, since the word "Son" or "son" was used for people other than Jesus.  In fact, people were also called "gods":

"I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.(From the NIV Bible, Psalm 82:6)"

"The Jews answered him saying,'For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because that thou being a man, makest thyself a God '  (From the NIV Bible, John 10:33)"

Jesus replies to this accusation saying: "Jesus answered them, 'Is it not written in your Law, "I said ye are gods. If He can call them gods, unto whom the word of God came, say ye of him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world, "Thou blasphemeth," because I said I am the son of God?'  (From the NIV Bible, John 10:34-36)"

Please visit: The "God" title was given to others before and after Jesus in the Bible.

Answering Trinity section.

The word "Allah" does exist in the original Bible.  Allah is the original name of GOD Almighty according to the Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic sources.  Jehovah or Yahweh is a title and not a name, and it means "The LORD" in English.

For point d, you have not produced a single direct claim about Jesus' third day resurrection.  All you gave us was your ridiculous erroneous conclusion and interpretation.

 

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We now turn to the life of the Lord Jesus Christ. To start off, it may come as a surprise to some that the Messiah is prophetically called Israel in the Hebrew Scriptures:

"Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, he hid me in the hollow of his hand; he made me like a sharpened arrow, he hid me in his quiver. He said to me, ‘You are my servant, ISRAEL, through whom I will reveal my splendor.’ But I thought, ‘I have worked in vain; I have expended my energy for absolutely nothing.’ But the Lord will vindicate me; my God will reward me. So now the Lord says, the one who formed me from birth to be his servant— he did this to restore Jacob to himself, so that ISRAEL might be gathered to him; and I will be honored in the Lord’s sight, for my God is my source of strength— he says, ‘Is it too insignificant a task for you to be my servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant of ISRAEL? I will make you a light to the nations, so you can bring my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth.’ This is what the Lord, the protector of Israel, their sovereign king, says to the one who is despised and rejected by nations, a servant of rulers: ‘Kings will see and rise in respect, princes will bow down, because of the faithful Lord, the sovereign king of Israel who has chosen you.’ This is what the Lord says: ‘At the time I decide to show my favor, I will respond to you; in the day of deliverance I will help you; I will protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, to rebuild the land and to reassign the desolate property. You will say to the prisoners, "Come out," and to those who are in dark dungeons, "Emerge." They will graze beside the roads; on all the slopes they will find pasture. They will not be hungry or thirsty; the sun’s oppressive heat will not beat down on them, for one who has compassion on them will guide them; he will lead them to springs of water.’" Isaiah 49:1-10

Here, God’s servant Israel is sent to restore and gather the nation of Israel as well as bring God’s salvation to the nations! In the words of the NET Bible, fn. 6:

This verse identifies the servant as Israel. This seems to refer to the exiled nation (cf. 41:8-9; 44:1-2, 21; 45:4; 48:20), but in vv. 5-6 this servant says he has been commissioned to reconcile Israel to God, so he must be distinct from the exiled nation. This servant is an ideal "Israel" who, like Moses of old, mediates a covenant for the nation (see v. 8), leads them out of bondage (v. 9a), and carries out God’s original plan for Israel by positively impacting the pagan nations (see v. 6b). By living according to God’s law, Israel was to be a model of God’s standards of justice to the surrounding nations (Deut 4:6-8). The sinful nation failed, but the servant, the ideal "Israel," will succeed by establishing justice throughout the earth. (http://netbible.com/netbible/isa49_notes.htm#496)

 

My response:

These verses might have talked about the Jews' Messiah, or Leader or saviour from their enemies.  This is all good because the Jews used to be GOD Almighty's chosen people.

Like I said above, the Jews were GOD Almighty's chosen people:  "We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure; and We favoured them above the nations.  (The Noble Quran, 45:16)

But after they utterly failed with GOD Almighty and His Messengers (Not Moses ever liked their actions, nor Jesus ever liked them and their killings of the Prophets: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"), they became cursed, and GOD Almighty removed His Kingdom from them and gave it to another nation.  That nation is non other than the "blessed" Muslims who came from the "blessed" Ishmael.

Again, please visit: Jesus said that GOD shall take His Kingdom from the Jews and give it to the Muslims for more details and proofs.

Also, please visit: Prophecies about Islam in the Bible - My open challenge to anyone to refute this.

 

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Keeping the foregoing point in mind, it is little wonder that we find Jesus encountering similar experiences to that of national Israel:

"After they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph saying, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to look for the child to kill him.’ Then he got up, took the child and his mother at night, and went to Egypt. He stayed there until Herod died. In this way what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet was fulfilled: ‘I called my Son out of Egypt.’" Matthew 2:13-15

"After Jesus was baptized, just as he was coming up out of the water, the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my one dear Son; in him I take great delight.’" Matthew 3:16-17

 

My response:

How can Jesus be the Creator of the Universe when he fled to Egypt from king Herod?   I can understand Jesus the human being and Prophet doing it, but Jesus the GOD Almighty?  No, I can't.  My GOD Almighty is not a coward, nor a hypocrite!

Please visit: Answering Trinity - A full proof that Jesus was not the Creator of the Universe.

 

He wrote:

The NET Bible translators’ state in fn. 36:

Grk "my beloved Son," or "my Son, the beloved [one]." The force of a?ap?t?? (agapêtos) is often "pertaining to one who is the only one of his or her class, but at the same time is particularly loved and cherished" (L&N 58.53; cf. also BAGD 6 s.v. 1). (http://netbible.com/netbible/mat3_notes.htm#336)

"Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After he fasted forty days and forty nights he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread. But he answered, ‘It is written, "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." Then the devil took him to the holy city, had him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, "He will command his angels concerning you" and "with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."’ Jesus said to him, ‘Once again it is written: "You are not to put the Lord your God to the test."’ Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur. And he said to him, ‘I will give you all these things if you fall down and worship me.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Go away, Satan! For it is written: "You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only him."’ Then the devil left him, and angels came and began ministering to his needs." Matthew 4:1-10

Here, the Lord Jesus cites Deuteronomy 8:3, 6:16 and 13, which are all taken from Moses’ last discourse to the nation.

 

My response:

"You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only him" clearly proves that Jesus was not the Creator of the Universe, otherwise, Jesus should've said "You are to worship me...."  Also, nothing here is mentioned in regards to Jesus' third day resurrection lie.

 

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What national Israel failed to do throughout their desert wandering, the Messiah, ideal Israel, perfectly accomplished through his total obedience and dependence on God! Other similarities include:

"From that time on Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised." Matthew 16:21

 

My response:

According to the commentary of the movie "From Jesus to Christ", the book of Mark is 50 years older than the book of Matthew!  This means that the so-called book of Matthew was written 1/2 century after the book of Mark.  This means that man's corruption, alteration and fabricated stories have entered this corrupt book, especially that it was obviously written by a mysterious third-party person.  Matthew 16:21 is clearly a doubtful verse.

The following was taken from www.answering-christianity.com/sake3.htm:

For example, we will note that every Gospel begins with the introduction "According to....." such as "The Gospel according to Saint Matthew," "The Gospel according to Saint Luke," "The Gospel according to Saint Mark," "The Gospel according to Saint John." The obvious conclusion for the average man on the street is that these people are known to be the authors of the books attributed to them. This, however is not the case. Why? Because not one of the vaunted four thousand copies existent carries its author's signature. It has just been assumed that certain people were the authors. Recent discoveries, however, refute this belief. Even the internal evidence suggests that, for instance, Matthew did not write the Gospel attributed to him:

"...And as Jesus passed forth thence, HE (Jesus) saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and HE (Jesus) saith unto HIM (Matthew), follow ME (Jesus) and HE (Matthew) arose, and followed HIM (Jesus). (Matthew 9:9)"

Did "Matthew" write this about himself? Why then didn't Matthew write for example: "he (Jesus) saw ME, and my name is Matthew. I was sitting at the receipt of custom…" etc.

Such evidence can be found in many places throughout the New Testament. Granted, it may be possible that an author sometimes may write in the third person, still, in light of the rest of the evidence that we shall see throughout this book, there is simply too much evidence against this hypothesis.

This observation is by no means limited to the New Testament. There is even similar evidence that at least parts of Deuteronomy were not written by their claimed author, prophet Moses  . This can be seen in Deuteronomy 34:5-10 where we read

"So Moses....DIED... and he (God Almighty) BURIED HIM (Moses)... He was 120 years old WHEN HE DIED... and there arose not a prophet SINCE in Israel like unto Moses....(Deuteronomy 34:5-10)"

Did Moses write his own obituary? Similarly, Joshua too speaks in detail about his own death in Joshua 24:29-33.

"And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, DIED, … And they BURIED HIM … And Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the Lord, that he had done for Israel ….(Joshua 24:29-33)"

Such evidence is part of the large cache which has driven the Biblical scholars to come to the current recognition that most of the books of the Bible were not written by their supposed authors. For example, the authors of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible by Collins honestly say that the author of "Kings" is "Unknown." But if the author is unknown then why attribute it to God? How can it then be claimed to have been "inspired"? Continuing, we read that the book of Isaiah is "Mainly credited to Isaiah. Parts may have been written by others." Ecclesiastics: "Author. Doubtful, but commonly assigned to Solomon." Ruth: "Author. Not definitely known, perhaps Samuel." and on and on.

Let us have a slightly more detailed look at only one book of the New Testament, that of 'Hebrews':

"The author of the Book of Hebrews is unknown. Martin Luther suggested that Apollos was the author...Tertullian said that Hebrews was a letter of Barnabas...Adolf Harnack and J. Rendel Harris speculated that it was written by Priscilla (or Prisca). William Ramsey suggested that it was done by Philip. However, the traditional position is that the Apostle Paul wrote Hebrews...Eusebius believed that Paul wrote it, but Origen was not positive of Pauline authorship."

From the introduction to the King James Bible, New revised and updated sixth edition, the Hebrew/Greek Key Study, Red Letter Edition

and one book of the Old Testament:

"In tradition, [David] is credited with writing 73 of the Psalms; most scholars, however, consider this claim questionable."

Encarta Encyclopedia, under "David"

Is this how we define "inspired by God"?

I asked a reverend of the local church in my neighborhood, on what gospel most often quoted and used, he quickly answered, the Gospel of St. John!

The original Bible was lost! See comments from the NIV Bible itself.  No one ever claimed ownership of the current Gospels.  The owners/writers are unknown.    

 

He wrote:

"But God raised him up, having released him from the pains of death, because it was not possible for him to be held in its power. For David says about him, ‘I saw the Lord always in front of me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced; my body also will live in hope, because you will not leave my soul in HADES, nor permit your Holy One to experience decay. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of joy with your presence.’ Brothers, I can speak confidently to you about our forefather David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. So then, because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants on his throne, David by foreseeing this spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was neither abandoned to HADES, nor did his body experience decay. This Jesus God raised up, and we are all witnesses of it." Acts 2:24-32

"You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all)— you know what happened throughout Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John announced: with respect to Jesus from Nazareth, that God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him. We are witnesses of all the things he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him up ON THE THIRD DAY and caused him to be seen, not by all the people, but by us, the witnesses God had already chosen, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to warn them that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead." Acts 10:36-42

 

My response:

Again, the book of Acts is a total joke.  It's original author is not known to us.   The following was taken from www.answering-christianity.com/authors_gospels.htm:

The Book of Acts:

"Although the author does not name himself, evidence outside the Scriptures and inferences from the book itself lead to the conclusion that the author was Luke.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1643)"

So based on some conclusion, you're willing to die for defending the idea that the Book of Acts was the True Word of GOD Almighty? If the book was inspired by GOD Almighty, then how come it wasn't mentioned in the book itself to help us filter it out from the many other "Satanic false books"? Are we sure that this book too is not a man-made Satanic book?

After all, its just a conclusion, isn't it?

Beside, what evidence are they talking about?!  The New Testament wasn't even documented on paper until 150-300 years (depending on what Christian you talk to) after Jesus.  So unless the Book/Gospel was signed by its author, there is no way we would know for sure that it was indeed his book from the first place, let alone considering it as the True Living Word of GOD.

 

He wrote:

"He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him — all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers — all things were created through him and for him. He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead so that he himself may become first in all things. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross — whether things on the earth or things in heaven." Colossians 1:13-20

 

My response:

This book was written by Paul.  Paul was a liar, and many of the well respected Christian theologians made this claim.   Again, Paul never even once met Jesus in his entire life!  Yet, Christians believe he is an apostle of GOD Almighty because he claimed to be one.

He isn't like Prophet Muhammad, because the Noble Quran contains miracles and Prophecies in it that clearly and irrefutably prove that Prophet Muhammad was a True Messenger from Allah Almighty.

 

He wrote:

Let us review:

  1. Jesus is called Israel.
  2. Jesus is God’s Son, his firstborn.
  3. God called Jesus out of Egypt.
  4. God tested Jesus in the wilderness.
  5. God raised Jesus out of the Grave/Sheol/Hades on the third day.

 

My response:

Regarding points a and b, they are only your conclusions.  Many Jews would disagree with you and would argue the Messiah was never called "Israel".   But this is an irrelevant point here.  In regards to point c, it clearly proves that Jesus was not the Creator of the Universe since he fled from a man created from dust.  In regards to point d, again, it doesn't prove Jesus as the Creator of the Universe, because Jesus told satan to go and worship GOD Almighty alone.  In regards to point e, you have failed to provide a clear statement and proof regarding Jesus' third day lie.  It is only your erroneous conclusion.

 

He wrote:

The final example has to do with the rebuilding of the Solomonic temple, which had been destroyed by Nebuzaradan in BC. 586:

"The elders of the Jews continued building and prospering, while at the same time Haggai the prophet and Zachariah the son of Iddo continued prophesying. They built and brought it to completion by the command of the God of Israel and by the command of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes (king of Persia). They finished this temple ON THE THIRD DAY of the month Adar, which is the sixth year of the reign of King Darius." Ezra 6:14-15

The commencement of the temple’s "raising" (rebuilding) took place on the third day of the month. Contrast this with what the Lord Jesus says:

"Jesus replied, ‘Destroy THIS temple and IN THREE DAYS I will raise IT up again.’ Then the Jewish leaders said to him, ‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and are you going to raise it up in three days?’ But Jesus was speaking about the temple OF HIS BODY. So after he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and the saying that Jesus had spoken." John 2:19-22

Jesus, the eternal temple of God, was also raised on the third day!

 

My response:

Ezra 6:14-15 does not prophecies about Jesus raising the temple in three days.  It says "They finished this temple on the third day of the month...."

In regards to John 2:19-22, after all of the evidence I showed above about the Bible's historical corruption, what makes you be so sure that the book of John is the uncorrupt Holy Word of GOD Almighty?

The following was taken from www.answering-christianity.com/sake4.htm  

Is the Bible 100% faultless and untampered with by the Church?

Well then, in spite of these facts are the records found in the New Testament known to be 100% completely and fully authentic such that no intentional nor unintentional changes have ever been made by the church to the text of the NT? Well, since our opinion in this matter might be biased, therefore, let us ask the Christian scholars themselves:

"It is well known that the primitive Christian Gospel was initially transmitted by word of mouth and that this oral tradition resulted in variant reporting of word and deed. It is equally true that when the Christian record was committed to writing it continued to be the subject of verbal variation. Involuntary and intentional, at the hands of scribes and editors"

Peake's Commentary on the Bible, p. 633

"Yet, as a matter of fact, every book of the New Testament with the exception of the four great Epistles of St. Paul is at present more or less the subject of controversy, and interpolations are asserted even in these."

Encyclopaedia Brittanica, 12th Ed. Vol. 3, p. 643

Dr. Lobegott Friedrich Konstantin Von Tischendorf, one of the most adamant conservative Christian defenders of the Trinity and one of the Church's foremost scholars of the Bible was himself driven to admit that:

"[the New Testament had] in many passages undergone such serious modification of meaning as to leave us in painful uncertainty as to what the Apostles had actually written"

Secrets of Mount Sinai, James Bentley, p. 117

After listing many examples of contradictory statements in the Bible, Dr. Frederic Kenyon says:

"Besides the larger discrepancies, such as these, there is scarcely a verse in which there is not some variation of phrase in some copies [of the ancient manuscripts from which the Bible has been collected]. No one can say that these additions or omissions or alterations are matters of mere indifference"

Our Bible and the Ancient Manuscripts, Dr. Frederic Kenyon, Eyre and Spottiswoode, p. 3

The Jehovah's Witnesses in their "AWAKE" Magazine dated 8th September 1957 published the following headline: "50,000 Errors in the Bible" wherein they say "..there are probably 50,000 errors in the Bible...errors which have crept into the Bible text...50,000 such serious errors..." After all of this, however, they go on to say: "...as a whole the Bible is accurate."

Throughout this book you will find countless other similar quotations from some of Christendom's leading scholars. Let us suffice with these for now.

 

He wrote:

Recommended Reading

The following articles deal with Messianic prophecy, Jewish methods of OT exegesis as well as thoroughly refuting the arguments used by Osama and others questioning the messianic understanding of Isaiah 53:

http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/m.sion/shulis53.htm
http://christian-thinktank.com/fabprof0.html
http://christian-thinktank.com/baduseot.html
http://christian-thinktank.com/bad53.html
http://christian-thinktank.com/messiah.html
http://www.hebrew-streams.org/works/hebrew/3rdday.html
http://www.jewsforjesus.org/library/issues/13-06dec00/isaiah53.htm
http://www.jewsforjesus.org/answers/qa/Isaiah53.htm
http://www.jewsforjesus.org/library/issues/07-09/prophetrabbis.htm
http://www.chaim.org/isaiah53.htm
http://www.heartofisrael.org/chazak/articles/fifty.htm

We also highly recommend the following series of books by Messianic Jewish scholar Dr. Michael L. Brown, since they answer and refute the major anti-missionary Jewish objections to Jesus:

Answering  Jewish Objections To Jesus

Volume 1 - General and Historical Objections
Volume 2 - Theological Objections
Volume 3 - Messianic and Prophecy Objections

This last volume deals extensively with the alleged responses against Isaiah 53 being a prophecy of the death and resurrection of the Messiah, as well as a host of other objections often leveled against Christians such as Messiah rising on the third day. These books can be ordered from ICN Ministry, which is Brown’s ministry: http://icnministries.org/, Amazon.com or any local bookstore.


My response:

Here are the links I recommend for you to read Mr. Shamoun:

What parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth? and Why?

Answering Trinity.

Contradictions and History of Corruption in the Bible.

Questions about Jesus that trinitarian Christians don't have logical answers for.

"Allah" was GOD Almighty's original Name in the Bible according to the Hebrew and Aramaic sources.

Scientific Miracles in Islam and the Noble Quran.

Most of the Bible's books and gospels were written by mysterious people!

Jesus mentioned Muhammad by the name in the Bible.

 

From www.answering-christianity.com/sci_quran.htm:

 

Quran's STUNNING Divine Miracles: [1]

Here are some of my favorite Stunning Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran from among the tens (10s) that are listed in the main sections, below:

1-  Here is one stunning Numerical Miracle, from the 10s below, for you:

The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, IF YOU ADD EACH CHAPTER # with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8. Do this for all Chapters.

1-  The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
2-  The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.

See the XLS file for 100% confirmation.
  

2-  The Great Miracle.  Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran called the Number 19 Miracle "One of the Mighty Ones (Miracles)" (74:30-37) [1] [2].  See the 100s of Noble Verses that clearly testify to this Great Miracle.  Also, did you know that Allah Almighty Said in Surat Nuh (that's Noble Chapter Nuh (Noah)) that Prophet Noah lived for 950 years among his people. 

Yet, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, the entire Noble Surah is exactly written in 950 Letters [1] [2]!  You can thoroughly see this in the scanned images that thoroughly verify every single Noble Letter, in the links.  Click on the links to see the many other Numerical Miracles in the Holy Quran.  Also, see the Numerical Miracles section along with all of the other great sections.  Also, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

  
3-  19 X 115 = 2185 Number 19 and BASMALA Miracle.  The total numerical value of Noble Verses 74:30-37 themselves, which are the heart of the Number 19 Miracle, has a stunning Miracle in it.  The value of these Noble Verses matches the multiplication of the BASMALA's number of letters (19 Letters) and their total numerical values (115): 19 X 115 = 2185.  The Basmala, which full text in Arabic means "In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful" is the Key to the Glorious Quran.  It is recited first before reading the Holy Quran, and it is also obligatory upon every Muslim to start with the Basmala before starting any task.  Again, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

  
4-  Please also checkout the many hundreds (100s) of Great Numerical Miracles, and the many tens (10s) of other Great Scientific Miracles:

  

Quran's STUNNING-Miracles Section: [1]

Click on the following numbers:

1-    Geology, Earth's spherical expansion, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
2-    The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
3-    Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation.

4-    STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.  With 1,000s of examples! [4]

5-    Medicine, Humans, Insects and Animals.
6-    Life, Origins of life from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
7-    Psychology.
8-    Archeology and History.
9-    Great Web Sites and Online Books.

10-   Rebuttals.
11-   General articles.

12-   STUNNING Prophecies, and Allah's Divine Promises to reveal the Quran's Miracles.
13-   Audios and Videos.
14-   Other.

  
For example:

1-  The explosion of the Universe, Galaxies and Stars bring about Smoke.
  
"When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose colored like paint (
وردة كالدهان)." (The Noble Quran, 55:37) [2] [3]
  

  

The Glorious Quran declares that the earth is spherical: [1]
  
Allah Almighty in the Glorious Quran said that earth is:

       -  Spherical: "egg-shaped" [1].
       -  Is rotating around itself.
       -  Is moving in space in curvy orbits [2].
       -  Is in constant motion.
       -  Is suspended in space.
       -  Is swimming in space.
       -  Is traveling through the constantly expanding universe [3].
       -  The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran [4]. 

  • At the top of the North Pole, the sun never sets, and I showed the video for that, and also quoted the scientific sources for that. Also in the lands near by, it almost never sets either, and I quoted sources for that as well, and also showed pictures of the "polar night" skies on these lands.
  •        -  The Glorious Quran also speaks about many earths [5] and not just earth.
           -  The Glorious Quran predicts
    11 planets in our solar system [6].

      
    This is also all demonstrated in good details in the following
    video file and articles:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
    www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm.  I used seven encyclopedic dictionaries:


    This is a picture of the seven encyclopedic dictionaries that I
    used that thoroughly demonstrate the Noble Words that contain
    the Scientific Miracles in them, and how they were used by the
    Arabs of old before and after Islam.  Ample quotations, sayings,
    proverbs and examples quoted from these dictionaries at:
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm

      

    5-  The Glorious Quran's Perfect Preservation despite all of the odds and the many challenges to corrupt It.

  • Hafs vs Warsh, and Ahruf vs Qiraat thoroughly compared here.
      
  • Also, the produce Surah like it Quran challenge to all.  Click here.
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    Back to My Rebuttals, and exposing the lies of the Answering Islam team section.

    Who was the sacrificed son?  Isaac or Ishmael?  Even the altered Bible thoroughly supports that it was Ishmael [1] in many passages.  And in Islam there is no "El" (God) in names as in Ishmael or Gabriel in Hebrew?  Is the GOD of Islam different?  Allah Almighty allowed for His Holy Name to be shortened (as "El" in Ishmael, and Lillah for Li-Allah in the Quran, as in Alhamdulillah) in both Islam and Judaism [1].
      
  • Bible says that Jews from their essence were liars.  From their "birth" they were liars the Old Testament declares them.  This is another proof that the Bible is full of man-made corruption and fabrications, especially in the Jews' ancient history and stories.  Jeremiah 8:8 is thoroughly covered here.
      
  • Hoaxes on GOD:  Rebekah's story is a clear and indisputable proof that some of the Bible's accounts are corrupt!
      
  • The authors of the New Testament had conflicts (hostility) with each others.
      
  • Permission by GOD to bless through lying and deceiving?? [1]  I think these are man's lies in the Bible!
      
  • A Tower that could reach GOD??  GOD became concerned that the Babylonians' Tower that they were constructing will reach Him???

  • And they talk about Taqiya??

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    My response to Quennel Gale's rebuttal to my article "Just who were the real authors of the Bible?"

    How can Jesus be GOD Almighty when he asked for GOD's Forgiveness?

    Answering Trinity.

    Contradictions and History of Corruption in the Bible.

    Questions about Jesus that trinitarian Christians don't have logical answers for.

    Dhul Qarnayn's story.  Sunrise and sunset.  Also Why حمئة and not حاميةٍ.  Dhil Qarnayn's journey is detailed with scientific and geographical maps that are more 1000 years old.

  • The sunsetless North Pole Miracle in the Glorious Quran [1].
  • Sunrise and sunset in the Hadiths.
  • The iron gates of Dhul Qarnayn were found.
  • The overwhelming Scientific and Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.
  • The North and South Poles, and Prayer and Fasting Times.
  •   

    What parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth? and Why?

    "Allah" was GOD Almighty's original Name in the Bible according to the Hebrew and Aramaic sources.

    Scientific Miracles in Islam and the Noble Quran.

    Most of the Bible's books and gospels were written by mysterious people!

    Jesus mentioned Muhammad by the name in the Bible.

    Did Isaiah 53 really prophesies about the crucifixion of Jesus? It supports Islam's claims about Jesus peace be upon him never died on the cross.  I also addressed John 19:36-37 from the Bible and proved that Jesus never got crucified, since GOD Almighty promised that he will protect Jesus' body and not let even a single bone be broken.  My question to all Christians is: How in the world is it possible for the feet to get nailed on the cross without any penetration to the bones by the nails, hence breaking part of the feet's bones?! I also added refutations to Exodus 12:46, Numbers 9:12, Zechariah 12:10 and Psalm 34:20, which supposedly prove the Christians' belief about Jesus crucifixion.  I proved that this dogma has no truth what so ever and exposed the wrong Trinitarian English translation of Zechariah 12:10.


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