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The Anti-Christ Paul
(He is a new convert to Islam)
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Paul, the founder of Christianity, rejected the message of Jesus (and everything he stood for) while replacing the Gospel with his own distorted version.
The message of Jesus was pure and simple, the complete submission and surrender to God alone. He preached the religion of Islam; he fasted and prayed in the manner taught by the Prophets before him. He abstained from eating pork and drinking wine.
Paul rejected these laws and concocted his own religion, claiming salvation comes through faith only (sound familiar?) and not physical action or bodily prayer.
The Bible teaches the exact opposite, the stories of the Prophets teach us that salvation is attained through fasting, physical prayer, and righteous deeds, not just having faith, which is merely an article required in any organized religion.
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. (James 2:17)
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? (James 2:21-22)
The Holy Quran harmonizes these verses by teaching that salvation is attained through faith and works:
Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (2:227)
It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing. (2:177)
Allah did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel, and we appointed twelve captains among them. And Allah said: "I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers, practice regular charity, believe in my messengers, honor and assist them, and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, verily I will wipe out from you your evils, and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you, after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path or rectitude." (5:12)
And convey good news to those who believe and do good deeds, that they shall have gardens in which rivers flow; whenever they shall be given a portion of the fruit thereof, they shall say: This is what was given to us before; and they shall be given the like of it, and they shall have pure mates in them, and in them, they shall abide. (2:25)
And when it is said to them: Believe as the people believe they say: Shall we believe as the fools believe? Now surely they themselves are the fools, but they do not know. (2:13)
O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard (against evil). (2:83)
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:21)
And when We made the House (at Makka) a resort for mankind and sanctuary, (saying): Take as your place of worship the place where Abraham stood (to pray). And We imposed a duty upon Abraham and Ishmael, (saying): Purify My house for those who go around and those who meditate therein and those who bow down and prostrate themselves (in worship). (2:125)
Those that turn (to Allah) in repentance; that serve Him, and praise Him; that wander in devotion to the cause of Allah,: that bow down and prostrate themselves in prayer; that enjoin good and forbid evil; and observe the limit set by Allah;- (These do rejoice). So proclaim the glad tidings to the Believers (9:112)
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; (Psalms 95:6)
And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son. (Genesis 24:48)
the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD
had visited the children of
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, As for Me, behold, My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. (Genesis 17:1-4)
And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. (Revelations 7:11-12)
And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his
face before the ark of the Lord until eventide, he and the elders of
And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them. (Numbers 20:6)
Jesus rejected that salvation can be attained through blood sacrifice and faith only-ism
I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Matthew 9:13)
But if ye had known what [this] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. (Matthew 12:7)
"The lawteachers and the
Pharisees sit in Moses' chair. This means you're supposed to observe and follow everything
they tell you. But don't do what they do; after all,
they're all talk and no action.
Christianity is all talk and no action exactly what Christian missionaries are preaching today, the Pauline law of lawlessness! The following verse hammers the nail:
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9, NIV)
Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (The Amplified Bible)
Islam is a Religion of action; Christianity is a religion of fabulous words. It does not have the answers to the problems of mankind. Islam superiorly has the solutions to the problems of mankind, the social corruptions in the society.
Islam demands a very high standard of morality which fixes the problems of the world. Its is a Challenge to religion; a complete system of Life. The lawlessness of Christianity cannot be denied, since Christianity is based on emotions and not history.
Jesus taught the very opposite of what Christianity teaches today. The purpose of Jesus mission was to preach the Torah, not to be crucified. He taught salvation came through observing the Law, and not by the eloquent words of the later Church. Jesus declared in Matthew 17:21 that salvation is attained through fasting and prayer.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:17-20)
Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere elseto the nearby villagesso I can preach there also. That is why I have come." (Mark 1:38)
The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple. (Psalms 19:7)
Blessed [are] the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. (Psalms 119:1)
Jesus came to uphold the Mosaic Law and restore its teachings which had been discarded; he never founded a new religion. The followers of Jesus regarded him as the new Moses sent to the Children of Israel. Jesus declared he was only sent to the Jews.
Paul is the founder of Christianity who established lawlessness; the doctrine of salvation through faith only is simply an echoing of Pauls words and distorted teachings.
Christians are following the anti-Christ without knowing it.
If Christianity needed an Anti-Christ, they need look no further than Paul
-- The English philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
We have already noted that every teaching of Jesus was already in the literature of the day .. Paul, the founder of Christianity, the writer of half the NT, almost never quotes Jesus in his letters and writings." (Professor Smith in his The World Religions, p 330)
Paul rejected the Jewish Law (Torah) and fabricated a religion called Christianity which deviated from the teachings of Jesus, transforming him into a god.
Although I am free from everyone, I have enslaved myself to all of them in order to win a larger number. To the Jews I behave as a Jew; to those under the Law as one who is under the Law, although I am not under the Law, to gain those who are under the Law. To those who are without law I am without law, although not lawless toward God but committed to Christs Law, in order to win those who are without law (1 Corinthians 9:19)
Paul is a liar, he claims to follow the Law of Christ when the Law of Christ was the observance of the Torah (Matthew 5:17-20) the very Law that he strongly rejected! The hypocrisy of Paul is further exposed in the following verse:
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? (Romans 3:7, King James Version)
But if through my lie God's truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? (English Standard Version)
But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? (American Standard Version)
Muhammad Ataur-Raheem comments on the verse above:
It would seem from this statement that, although he knew he was lying, Paul felt that the means justified the ends, but it is not understood how truth would abound through a lie
Paul produced a religion which encompassed different contradictory elements. He took the Unitarianism of the Jews and added to it the philosophy of the pagans. (Jesus: Prophet of Islam, 1992 edition, p. 71)
Paul is the anti-Christ, the supreme liar, the pathological liar, and the corrupter of Jesus Gospel. The Jewish Christians (Nazarenes and Ebionites) considered him an apostate from Judaism, yet historical accounts say that he was born Gentile.
The author Roshen Enam says:
Paul abolished the Law, which was followed and preached by Jesus (pbuh), and corrupted the whole religion, giving it a new form. The main ambition behind all this was, in his own words, to win a larger number of followers; the followers of a new religion the Pauline Christianity. (Follow Jesus or Follow Paul p. 69)
The message of Christianity is that the Law is a curse. If the Law is a curse, then all that it ordains or prohibits must also be a curse. (A.D. Ajijola states in his book The Myth of the Cross)
Amazingly, Paul went to such extremes that he claimed Jesus destroyed the Jewish Law!
He (Jesus) brought the hostility to an end, by abolishing the Law of commandments with its regulations. (Ephesians 2:14)
Needless to say, the passage contradicts Matthew 5:17-20 where Jesus specifically states that he came to preach the Law, not to destroy it.
Paul gave evidence that he was building a new religion, a complete deviation from Jesus teachings:
What is Paul implying here? Muhammad Ataur-Raheem gives us the answer:
If Paul had been spreading the original teaching of Jesus, then another mans foundation would have been the same as his. They would both have been involved in building the same structure. The people who were hearing about Jesus, or rather Christ, for the first time from Pauls lips, had no means of comparing his account with that of the Apostles who still held to Jesus teaching. Pauls version was the only one to which they had access. (ibid, Jesus Prophet of Islam, p.)
Paul was developing a new religion under the doctrines he was
fabricating According to Acts, Paul traveled to
Paul then left
In the solitude of the
(A.D. Ajijola states in his book The Myth of the Cross)
Paul corrupted the Gospel of Jesus and replaced it, as the scholar Albert Schweitzer points out:
What is the significance for our faith and for our religious life, the fact that the Gospel of Paul is different from the Gospel of Jesus?
The attitude which Paul himself takes up towards the Gospel of Jesus is that he does not repeat it in the words of Jesus, and does not appeal to its authority.... The fateful thing is that the Greek, the Catholic, and the Protestant theologies all contain the Gospel of Paul in a form which does not continue the Gospel of Jesus, but displaces it."
(Albert Schweitzer, The Quest for the Historical Jesus)
The Christian beliefs formulated by
(A.D. Ajijola states in his book The Myth of the Cross)
Paul was disguising the true face of Jesus with a hideous mask; this mask later became known as Christianity. It is mysterious that Jesus was transformed into God incarnate when Moses, his twin predecessor was not.
I have inquired into some of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity; the examination has led me to the conclusion that the dogmas of the Trinity, the Divinity of Jesus, the Divine-Sonship, the Original Sin and Atonement are neither rational nor in conformity with the teachings of Jesus. These dogmas came into being and were due to pagan influences. They show that Christianity has departed considerably from the religion of Jesus. (A.D. Ajijola states in his book The Myth of the Cross)
In the preface to the book Jesus: Prophet of Islam, Muhammad Ataur-Raheem says:
An eminent scholar of Christian history admits that the present-day Christianity is a mask on the face of Jesus but goes on to say that a mask worn for a long time acquires a life of its own and it has to be accepted as such. The Muslim believes in the Jesus of history and refuses to accept the mask. This, in a nutshell, has been the point of difference between Islam and the Church for the last fourteen hundred years.
I am convinced that Christianity has indeed misunderstood Jesus and that it needs to make a radical rediscovery of his person and message (Tom Harper, by Akberally Meherally, Understanding the Bible through Koranic Messages)
A basic contrast between the Old Testament and the teachings of Paul reveal hundreds of contradictions. Paul established his own Church which later became the Roman Catholic Church (sound familiar?).
James, the brother of Jesus, established the first
The Pauline Christians that exist today do not follow Christ, they should be called Paulians. The true Christians were the Nazarenes and Ebionites that no longer exist.
Paul degraded Jesus in the following verses:
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, (Hebrews 6:1, English Standard Version)
Paul emphasized that Christ was not perfect, hence his teachings should be discarded, because according to Paul, they are like filthy and useless rags (Isaiah 64:6) and we must excel towards perfection and maturity. The deceptive editors changed the English translation of Pauls damaging words. This outrageous statement has been softened in many other versions of the Bible:
So let us stop going over the basics of Christianity again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don't need to start all over again with the importance of turning away from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. (Hebrews 5:7. New Living Translation)
"So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13:40-42 New American Standard Bible)
But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:26-29)
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:26-27)
I heard the Prophet saying, "Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a Slave. So, call me the Slave of Allah and His Apostle."
Bukhari, Muhammad, "Sahih Bukhari", Kitab Bhavan, New Delhi, India, 1987, translated by M. Khan, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 654.
The Holy Quran says:
There is so much diversity and clash, so much chaos, in the Christian Church today that the old idea of a unified or systematic Christian truth has gone. For this, the ecumenical movement is too late. What has happened is that the Christian world has moved into that situation of open variety, of optional alternatives. It would seem no longer possible for anyone to be told or even to imagine that he can be told, what it means or should mean, formally and generically, to be a Christian. He must decide for himself and only for himself (Christianity on Trial, I, Colin Chapman, pp. 51-52)
The act of affirming what is in the Old
Testament, and the gospels for that matter, and at the same time affirming belief in the
doctrine of Trinity, is perhaps the greatest illustration of the exercise of doublethink
within Christianity today. Thus the logic of the
established Churchs metaphysic, based on doctrines which were not taught by Jesus, obscures
not only the nature of Jesus, but also the Divine Unity. The metaphysic of Christianity
today is totally opposed to the metaphysic which Jesus brought. The physical aspect of
what Jesus brought, his code of behaviour, is today irrecoverably lost. To live as Jesus
lived is to understand his message, yet there is virtually no existing record of how Jesus
behaved. And what little knowledge exists is often ignored. The most fundamental act of
Jesus was that of worship of the Creator, the whole purpose for which man was created. Yet it is evident that no Christian today makes the
same acts of worship which Jesus made. Jesus usually prayed in the morning, at
mid-day, and in the evening. The exact form of his prayer is no longer extant, but it
known that is was based on the prayer which Moses was given. Jesus said that he had come
to uphold the law and not to destroy it one jot or one tithe. Jesus was educated in the
(Muhammad Ataur-Raheem, Jesus, Prophet of Islam, pp. 199-200)
In the preceding arguments, I have inquired into some of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity; the examination has led me to the conclusion that the dogmas of the Trinity, the Divinity of Jesus, the Divine-Sonship, the Original Sin and Atonement are neither rational nor in conformity with the teachings of Jesus. These dogmas came into being and were due to pagan influences. They show that Christianity has departed considerably from the religion of Jesus. (A.D. Ajijola states in his book The Myth of the Cross)
He who follows Prophet Muhammad automatically follows the true Jesus:
The guidance imparted through the Prophets of the past was not complete. Every Prophet was followed by another who effected alterations and additions in the teachings and injunctions of his predecessors and, in this way, the chain of reform and progress continued. That is why the teachings of the earlier Prophets, after the lapse of time, were lost in oblivion. Obviously there was no need to preserve the earlier teachings when amended and improved guidance had taken their place. At last the most perfect code of guidance was imparted to mankind through Muhammad (blessings of Allah and peace be upon him) and all previous codes were automatically abrogated, for it is futile and imprudent to follow an incomplete code when the complete code exists. He who follows Muhammad (blessings of Allah and peace be upon him) follows all the Prophets, for whatever was good and eternally workable in their teachings has been embodied in his teachings. Whoever, therefore, rejects and refuses to follow Muhammads (blessings of Allah and peace be upon him) teachings, and chooses to follow some other Prophet, only deprives himself of that vast amount of useful and valuable instruction and guidance which is embodied in Muhammads (blessings of Allah and peace be upon him) teachings, which never existed in the books of the earlier Prophets and which was revealed only through the Last of the Prophets
(Towards Understanding Islam, Mawdudi, p. 79)
Most Greek-speaking authors heard these traditions in the Aramaic vernacular and committed them to writing in Greek. None of these writings is dated prior to the year 70 C.E.; there is not a single instance in these works where the author has cited an authority for an event or maxim attributed to Jesus (peace be upon him) in order that we might construct a chain of transmission. Furthermore, even their works have not survived. Thousands of Greek manuscripts of the New Testament were collected, but none of them is older than the fourth century C.E.; rather the origin of most of them does not go beyond the period intervening between the 11th and the 14th centuries. (Lecture of Sayyid Abdul Al-Ala Mawdudi, recorded in The Message of the Prophets Seerah, pp. 8-9)
The real death of a Prophet consists not in his physical demise but in the ending of the influence of his teachings. The earlier Prophets have died because their followers have adulterated their teachings, distorted their instructions, and besmirched their life-examples by attaching fictitious events to them (ibid, Mawdudi, Towards Understanding Islam, p. 57)
"The original copies of the NT books have, of course, long since disappeared. This fact should not cause surprise. In the first place, they were written on papyrus, a very fragile and perishable material. In the second place, and probably of even more importance, the original copies of the NT books were not looked upon as scripture by those of the early Christian communities." [George Arthur Buttrick (Ed.), The Interpreter's Dictionary Of The Bible, Volume 1, pp. 599 (Under Text, NT).]
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