(Continued from page 423)The Muslim problem with recognising the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ - and what 'Son of God' actually means!
How many Muslims have died in attempting the pilgrimage or ritualistic touching of the Kaaba?!
When you quote:
Exodus 20:3-6" Forbids not to make an Image of GOD and to serve not Holy Prophet Jesus but ALMIGHTY GOD alone"
apart from inserting 'not' incorrectly you fail to recognise that the Lord Jesus Christ is proven to be fully and equally God (we have already answered every major aspect of the doctrine of the True Triune Godhead - at we referenced earlier on this page.
On top of that we are reminded that Exodus 20:4-5 reveals the errors of Islam:
'Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me'.
Regarding this commandment to 'not bow down [to] any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth', perhaps you would like to explain what Muslims are doing when they partake in the worship of the Kaaba?
In Mecca, all pilgrims go through the same basic rituals, starting at the Black Stone, which is embedded in the southeast corner of the Kaaba (religious shrine), and then run around the building seven times, three times fast and four times slow, in a counterclockwise direction. According to Muhammad's tradition, both Abraham and Ishmael circled the Kaaba in this way - as did Muhammad. Of course, there is not a shred of evidence that Abraham or any other Biblical character ever did this!
This ritual of 'tawaf' where, each time pilgrims go around the building they pause at the south-east corner in order to kiss the Black Stone, is blatant pagan worship of false 'gods'. When there is a huge crowd of Muslims there it is permissible to simply touch the stone with one's hand, or perhaps with a stick. But, if even that proves difficult, the Muslim worshipper can simply observe the stone and meditate upon it, believing that this ritual yields a blessing from heaven since the Black Stone is believed (again, without a shred of Biblical evidence) to have fallen from heaven in the days of Adam. Since it is also (again, falsely) believed to be the site of God's covenant with Abraham and Ishmael, this pagan stone carries great religious significance for the gullible Muslim.
The other events that take place during the hajj pilgrimage, besides this running around the Kaaba, is the visits to sacred sites - tombs of Muslim saints and sites containing the relics of Muhammad (which can take about a week). Perhaps you can also explain to us how visiting such places can really increase a Muslim's merit before Allah on the Day of Judgment? Those who successfully complete the pilgrimage are given the title of hajji and believe they can look forward to receiving a reward from Allah for visiting the sacred sites. What kind of 'god' would create such a system for generating merit through 'good works' that can only be performed by those with the financial and physical means to fulfil such a pilgrimage? Clearly an unjust pagan 'god' of the kind that existed in the world of polytheism and animism that Muhammad grew up in. Since you are supposed to run around the stone ['three times fast and four times slow'] the ritual is clearly beyond any slightly handicapped or disabled Muslim. No doubt adjustments have been made to allow for this since Muhammad's day, but the ritual is a perfect display of the difference between the God of the Bible and the 'god' who is Allah!
What conclusions can we draw from the deaths of so many faithful Muslims in their pilgrimages?!
Then there is the matter of the deaths of Muslims which occur in the process of pilgrimage and in the rush to touch the Kaaba!
During the hajj millions of Muslims gather to circle the building on the same day. In 2013, the number of pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform hajj was officially reported as 1,379,531 while, in 2014, permits for 1,389,053 international pilgrims and 63,375 for residents were issued. During the month of the hajj, Mecca is estimated to need to cope with as many as four million pilgrims. There have been many serious incidents during the hajj that have caused the loss of thousands of lives. City officials are required to control large crowds and provide food, shelter, sanitation, and emergency services for millions but, unfortunately, it seems that Allah is not too concerned with the safety of his followers. Ironically, the 'stoning of the devil' ritual is the most dangerous part of the pilgrimage because of the huge crowds, particularly as they cross the massive two-layer flyover-style Jamarat Bridge that affords access to the pillars.
Some notable incidents include:
July 2, 1990 : a stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel (Al-Ma'aisim tunnel) leading out from Mecca towards Mina, Saudi Arabia and the Plains of Arafat led to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims, many of them Malaysian, Indonesian and Pakistani of origin;
May 23, 1994 : a stampede killed at least 270 pilgrims at the 'stoning of the devil' ritual;
April 9, 1998: at least 118 pilgrims were trampled to death and 180 injured in an incident on Jamarat Bridge;
March 5, 2001: 35 pilgrims were trampled to death in a stampede during the stoning ritual;
February 11, 2003: the stoning ritual claimed 14 pilgrims' lives;
February 1, 2004: 251 pilgrims were killed and another 244 injured in a stampede during the stoning ritual in Mina;
January 12, 2006: a stampede on the last day of the hajj in Mina killed at least 346 pilgrims and injured at least 289 more (an estimated two million people were performing the ritual at the time);
After 16 years of repeated disasters the Jamaraat bridge and the pillars representing 'satan' were demolished and reconstructed and the Jamarat basin changed from its circular shape into an oval to allow better access to the pillars and allow separate access and departure routes.
There have also been deaths by other causes:
December 1975: An exploding gas cylinder caused a fire in a tent colony and resulted in the deaths of 200 pilgrims;
November 20, 1979: A group of about 200-500 militants occupied the Grand Mosque, and were later expelled by armed forces leaving about 250 dead and 600 wounded;
July 31, 1987: Iranian pilgrims rioted, causing the deaths of over 400 people;
July 9, 1989: Two bombs exploded, killing 1 pilgrim and wounding another 16 (Saudi authorities executed 16 Kuwaiti Shia Muslims for the bombings after originally suspecting Iranian terrorists);
April 15, 1997: 343 pilgrims were killed and 1,500 injured in a tent fire (tents are now fireproof);
January 5, 2006: the multi-story Al-Ghaza Hotel, located in Mecca close to the Grand Mosque, collapsed killing 76 and injuring 64.
December 1, 2006: 243 pilgrims died due to heart problems, heat exhaustion and other health problems and a coach crashed near Jeddah, killing 3 and injuring 34 others, including two children;
November 1, 2011: Two pilgrims, a man and his wife, died in a coach fire - and 13 Afghans died and a dozen others were wounded as a result of illness and other traffic accidents;
The Saudi government insists that any such mass gatherings are inherently dangerous and difficult to handle and, following the 2004 stampede, Saudi authorities embarked on the major construction work described earlier to enable more pilgrims simultaneous access without the jostling and fighting for position of recent years.
Muhammad re-installed the 'daughters of Allah' - al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat - then 'abrogated his Satanic Verses'!
So, over 5,000 Muslims have died in the last 40 years while worshipping 'Allah' in these rituals? It seems that 'Allah' does not care too much for those taking so much time and expense to perform the hajj? Or, perhaps, these 'few' were out-of-favour with 'Allah' and his will was that their time was up?!
In her book, Islam: A Short History, ex-Papal Roman Catholic Karen Armstrong asserts that the Kaaba was at some point dedicated to Hubal, a Nabatean deity, and contained 360 idols that probably represented the days of the year. G.E. von Grunebaum (Classical Islam: A History 600 A.D. to 1258 A.D., Aldine Publishing Company, 1970; ISBN 978-0-202-30767-1) points out that the experience of divinity of that period was often associated with stone fetishes, mountains, special rock formations, or "trees of strange growth." In Guillaume's translation of Ibn Ishaq, an early biographer of Muhammad, the Ka'aba itself was addressed using a feminine grammatical form. Circumambulation was apparently performed naked by men and almost naked by women, and linked to ancient fertility rites.
How Islam blasphemes by attempting to usurp the Comforter - the Holy Spirit promised by the Lord Jesus Christ!
What we know for sure is that the pagan shrine where 360 false gods were worshipped within the walls of the Kaaba would never have become the place of worship of the One True God worshipped by Christians - and we do not forget that Muhammad re-installed the three goddesses (the 'daughters of Allah' - thinking that allowing those in opposition to continue worshipping their favourite 'goddesses' would cause them to accept him as a prophet!) - as we commented on this page.
'Muslims make great claims for the superiority of Muhammad as a prophet (despite the fact that he never achieved one true prophecy!) but rarely comment on the mistakes he made, both in 'prophecies' or in 'flip-flop' doctrinal statements, such as the abrogated 'Satanic Verses' that utterly contradicted his supposedly immaculate revelations on the nature of the 'One True God' who was suddenly re-joined by the three goddesses worshipped by the pre-Qur'an pagans of Arabia - namely al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat!
Since Muhammad recited verses which he later retracted and claimed were from Satan, they were suitably named 'The Satanic Verses.' According to early Muslim sources these verses, which were originally part of Sura 53:19-23, centred specifically on the three goddesses and Muhammad praised them by confirming their existence as deities that intercede before Allah. This caused the pagans to bow in worship and also praise Muhammad for speaking highly of their idols. Needless to say, they were less than pleased with Muhammad when he later claimed that his statements were not from God but from Satan who had caused him to slip!
In direct apposition to Muhammad's untrustworthy Satanic revelations of this kind the God of the Bible made sure His people had clear guidance on the factors that would ensure they would never have an excuse for following other 'gods' or allowing false prophets to mislead them by including specific verses in the Old Testament and New Testament (e.g. Deuteronomy 13 & 18; Matthew 7v15-23) that reveal clear tests that identify false prophets such as Muhammad!
We hardly need to remind you again of the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ - the Son of God who is equally and fully Almighty God of the Universe - thoroughly refuted Satan when He was tempted in the wilderness and - as the Son of Man who had just endured forty days of fasting - totally refuted Satan's arguments. How can Muslims dream of usurping the Saviour God Jesus with the imposter and false prophet - Muhammad?!
Muslim claims for the accuracy of the Bible and the Qur'an have already been refuted!
You claim: No other comforter ever came after Holy Jesus but Holy Prophet Mohammed a mercy to Mankind.
We have already refuted this claim thoroughly on this page!
Consider more of the many incredible - and un-scientific - claims made by Muslims!
You write: You blame Holy Prophet Mohammed for copying from Bible , but you Bible Contain so many mistakes but Holy Quran has no scientific error
The supposed 'scientific accuracy' of the Qur'an is discovered only by the most fanciful straining of the text and we have also thoroughly addressed these claims on this page (see respective titles, e.g. 'Accuracy of the Bible vs. Qur'an' on this page).
All of your fatuous claims below are also easily refuted:
The Bible states that 'it is impossible for God to lie' - the Qur'an informs us that 'Allah' is 'the greatest deceiver'!
At The very beginning Bible talk of Vegetation came before the Sun. The Moon has own Light.
Talk of three Heavens when there are 7 Heavens.
That universe was created in 6 Days, Holy Quran talk 6 Yom: May be 6000 Years.
For ALMIGHTY ALLAH says: One day with your Lord equals 1000 Years of Earth Days.
That The Universe is 6000 Years Old.
Muslim Scientists say the universe is about 18 Billion Years old.
Islam says there were Advent of 124000 Holy Prophets in this Earth.
That Holy Adam was 90 Feet Tall, The Holy Prophet Saleh was 40 Feet Tall & 32 Inches wide bodied & His Resting place in the Muslim grave yard of Oman.
TCE: If you knew the Bible to any extent then you would recognise that Genesis 1:3 tells us:
'God said, Let there be light: and there was light'.
This was before there was vegetation!
Further, Revelation 21:23 reveals how God will supply light to the new earth in the same manner in the End Times:
'And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine upon it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp thereof is the Lamb'.
Clearly, the God of the Bible has no need of sun, moon, or celestial bodies to supply light!
It is not by chance that the Lord Jesus Christ claimed (John 8:12):
'Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.'
The Bible talks clearly of three heavens: the heaven we can see above us below the clouds, above the clouds (commonly known as outer space), and the heaven God occupies (also called Paradise).
The seven heavens myth was invented by your false prophet under the guidance of Satan - and partially, at least, in an attempt to place the sinful man, Muhammad, in a 'higher heaven' than the Son of God - the Lord Jesus Christ!
The Bible clearly teaches that the Creation occurred in literal, 24-hour days and nights - careful examination of the Hebrew words used makes this perfectly clear. Trying to argue that verses, such as Psalms 90:4 and 2 Peter 3:8, might show that these days of Creation were anything but literal is a lesson in futility and reveals the extreme lack of faith exhibited by you and all who share such an opinion.
Claiming that 'Muslim Scientists say the universe is about 18 Billion Years old' merely reveals more Muslim unbelief - apart from the fact that unbelieving scientists of the West were the ones who first attempted to support the false teachings of atheists such as Charles Darwin to enable their false evolutionary hypothesis to gain ground by inventing the necessary aeons of time in which the supposed transformations from simple chemicals to living organisms could occur.
How come you fail to ask yourself how it is that you ('Ordinary Muslims') have joined the forces of rampant God-hating atheists - because Satan is the same limited power behind both of you?!
True believers recognise that the Bible informs us that 'nothing is impossible for God':
Matthew 19:26 And Jesus looking upon them said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Mark 10:27 Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for all things are possible with God.
Luke 1:37 For no word from God shall be void of power.
Luke 18:27 But He said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
These verses clearly reveal that 'nothing is impossible - for the God of the Bible' - but it is also equally clear that the false 'god of Islam' (known to you as Allah!) is believed to be incapable of such miracles by you - who supposedly believe in him!
And Hebrews 11:6 ('... without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him') reveals that your lack of faith is not pleasing to the True God who reveals Himself through the Bible alone.
Sir Isaac Newton was a secret Muslim?!
And do not fail to notice that the True God reveals through Hebrews 6:18 that 'it is impossible for God to lie' - whereas your 'Allah' openly boasts how he is 'the greatest deceiver' (e.g. Sura 3:54; 7:99; 8:30) - and thus proves himself to be Satan - the 'Father of all lies' (John 8:44):
'Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.'
It is a fact that Islamic scholars have considered the words 'best of schemers' to be one of 'Allah's beautiful names' and recommend Muslims should pray:
'O Best of Schemers, scheme for me!'
Qurtubi reports that the Prophet used to pray:
'O God, scheme for me, and do not scheme against me!' (Qurtubi, IV, pp. 98-99; cf. Zamakhshari, I, p. 366)." (ibid., p. 166)
Thus, the Qur'an unashamedly calls Muhammad's 'god' the best liar and deceiver of them all - and even states that all deception belongs completely to Allah:
And verily, those before them did deceive/scheme (makara), but all deception/scheming is Allah's (falillahi al-makru). He knows what every person earns, and the disbelievers will know who gets the good end (Sura 13:42)
Allah also commands people to do evil so that he can then have a reason to destroy them:
And when We would destroy a township We send commandment to its folk who live at ease, and afterward they commit abomination therein, and so the Word (of doom) hath effect for it, and we annihilate it with complete annihilation'. (Sura 17:16 - Pickthall)
Since Islam proves itself to be a mass of foolish contradictions, claims that 'Islam says there were Advent of 124000 Holy Prophets in this Earth' is of no more relevance to your supposed arguments (especially as the true Word of God reveals very few genuine prophets were sent by Almighty God) than the incredible claims that you follow up with, i.e.:
Do you really believe a man '40 Feet Tall & 32 Inches wide' (or 'Adam ... 90 Feet Tall') would be stable and physically able to walk, let alone run?! Try asking one of your 'Muslim Scientists' what they think about such nonsense.
Of course opening his supposed 'Resting place in the Muslim grave yard of Oman' would expose this false claim - but we know Islamic authorities would never allow it!
Muslims clutch at 'The Gospel of Barnabas' in hopeful defence of their false teachings!
You write: 'I will invite you all to read the report of Sir Isaac Newton who was a secret Muslim'.
TCE: Newton held to some form of Christianity (his 'orthodoxy' has been questioned because of some material he wrote), but there is absolutely no evidence that he was 'a secret Muslim'!
Islamic 'reasoning' and jihadist actions reveal that Islam originates from the 'father of lies' (John 8:44; Rev. 12:9)
We have 'Read the Gospel of Barnabas' and proved it to be a fraud - as even the more logical apologists for Islam accept.
Reputable scholars have carefully examined 'The Gospel of Barnabas' and find absolutely no basis for its authenticity. Careful, scholarly research has proved that this 'gospel' is a fake - and this opinion is also held by a number of Muslim scholars. Far from being the work of an apostle the true date of the work lies nearer to the sixteenth century than to the first and has all the hallmarks of an 'Islamicised' late medieval gospel forgery.
The reason Muslims appeal to this work is transparently clear: a central theme of this work is one basis for the basic Muslim claim that Jesus did not die on the cross and, instead, the book contends that Judas Iscariot was substituted for Jesus (Section 217). This false view has been adopted by Muslims as a result - if they do not believe their 'alternative theories' that 'someone else' was substituted on the cross for Jesus.
Anyone reading this answer to your claims will note the familiar patterns that exist in the Islamic world - variable theories are embraced without any thought for coherence and logic - even when claims for the Qur'an include it coming down from heaven and yet also having contained 'Satanic verses' that were 'abrogated' later!
We recently completed this reply for Papal Roman Catholics:
'Regarding 'The Epistle of Barnabas' - it was rejected for many good reasons and it should be noted that all works bearing the name of Barnabas are rejected as non-canonical. Not surprisingly, another anti-Christ cult also tries to make use of the later 'Gospel of Barnabas' - Islam! Muslim apologists often cite 'The Gospel of Barnabas' in hopeful defence of Islamic teaching and the false book is a best seller in Muslim countries. Yusuf Ali referred to it in his commentary on the Qur'an, Muhammad Ata ur-Rahim erroneously insisted that 'The Gospel of Barnabas is the only known surviving Gospel written by a disciple of Jesus.... [It] was accepted as a Canonical Gospel in the churches of Alexandria up until 325 AD' while M. A. Yusseff argues, with misplaced confidence, that 'in antiquity and authenticity, no other gospel can come close to 'The Gospel of Barnabas'.'
But the truth is that reputable scholars have carefully examined 'The Gospel of Barnabas' and find absolutely no basis for its authenticity. After reviewing the evidence in an article in Islamochristiana, J. Slomp concluded: 'in my opinion scholarly research has proved absolutely that this 'gospel' is a fake. This opinion is also held by a number of Muslim scholars.' In their introduction to the Oxford edition of 'The Gospel of Barnabas', Longsdale and Ragg conclude that 'the true date lies... nearer to the sixteenth century than to the first.' Likewise, in his classic work 'Jomier proved his point by showing beyond any doubt that the G. B. V. [Gospel of Barnabas Vienna ms.] contains an Islamicised late medieval gospel forgery.'
A central idea in this work is in accord with a basic heretical Muslim claim, namely, that Jesus did not die on the cross. Instead, this book contends that Judas Iscariot was substituted for Jesus (sect. 217). This view has been adopted by many Muslims, since the vast majority of them are taught to believe that someone else must have been substituted on the cross for Jesus for, surely, this perfect 'prophet of Allah' could never be allowed to die in such a humiliating way.
The evidence for authenticity is entirely lacking and the claim that it is a first-century gospel, written by a disciple of Christ, has to deal with the fact that the earliest 'possible' reference to it comes from a fifth-century work, Decretum Gelasianum (Gelasian Decree, by Pope Gelasius, AD 492-95), although even this reference is in doubt. There is also no original language manuscript evidence for its existence but, by contrast, the New Testament books are verified by over 25,000 Greek manuscripts, including 5,700 that begin in the second and third centuries A.D.
L. Bevan Jones notes that 'the earliest form of it known to us is in an Italian manuscript. This has been closely analyzed by scholars and is judged to belong to the fifteenth or sixteenth century, i.e., 1400 years after the time of Barnabas.' Even Muslim defenders of it, e.g Muhammad Ata ur-Rahim, admit that they have no manuscripts of it before the 1500s. There is also no reference to it by any Muslim writer before the fifteenth or sixteenth century while it is obvious that they would have used it if it had been in existence. As Ragg observes: 'Against the supposition that 'The Gospel of Barnabas' ever existed in Arabic we must set the argument from the total silence about such a Gospel in the polemical literature of the Moslems. This has been admirably catalogued by Steinschneider in his monograph on the subject.' Ragg also noted that many Muslim writers who wrote books would no doubt have referred to such a work if it had been in existence, e.g. Ibn Hasm (d. 456 A.H.), Ibn Taimiyyah (d. 728 A.H.), Abu'l-Fadl al-Su'udi (wrote 942 A.H.), and Hajji Khalifah (d. 1067 A.H.). Not one of them, or any other known Muslim scholar, ever referred to it between the seventh and fifteenth centuries when Muslims and Christians were in heated debate!
No father or teacher of the Christian church ever quoted from this 'Gospel' from the first to the fifteenth century and, obviously, if it had been considered authentic, it would have been cited many times by some Christian teacher during this long period of time, as were all the other canonical books of Scripture. Had this gospel even been in existence, whether authentic or not, it would certainly have been cited by someone but no 'father' cited it during its supposed existence for over 1,500 years!
A problem with this forgery is that it is sometimes confused with the first-century forgery, the Epistle of [Pseudo] Barnabas (c. AD 70-90), which is an entirely different book but Muslim scholars, knowingly or unknowingly, use this date to falsely allege that there is support for an early date. Muhammad Ata ur-Rahim is one who confuses the two books and subsequently incorrectly claims that it was in circulation in the second and third centuries AD. His scholarship is brought into serious doubt when he admits that they are listed as different books in the 'Sixty Books' as 'Serial No. 18 Epistle of Barnabas.... Serial No. 24. Gospel of Barnabas' and in one place he even cites by name the 'Epistle of Barnabas' as evidence of the existence of 'The Gospel of Barnabas'!
Some have mistakenly assumed that the reference to a gospel used by Barnabas referred to in the apocryphal 'Acts of Barnabas' (before c. AD 478) was 'The Gospel of Barnabas'. However, this is clearly false, as the quotation reveals: 'Barnabas, having unrolled the Gospel, which we have received from Matthew his fellow-labourer, began to teach the Jews.' So, by deliberately omitting this emphasized phrase, the impression is given that there is a Gospel of Barnabas. The message of the apocryphal Gospel of Barnabas is completely refuted by eyewitness first-century documents and they exist in literally thousands of manuscripts which support their authenticity in the form of the New Testament. The claims that Jesus did not claim to be the Messiah and did not die on the cross are thoroughly refuted by these eyewitness, first-century documents.
Muslims appealing to this work seem to forget that it also clearly contradicts the Qur'an's claim that Jesus was the Messiah when it claims: 'Jesus confessed, and said the truth; 'I am not the Messiah.... I am indeed sent to the house of Israel as a prophet of salvation; but after me shall come the Messiah' (sects. 42, 48). This is flatly contradictory to the Qur'an, which repeatedly calls Jesus the 'Messiah' [the 'Christ'] (cf. Sura 5:19, 75). Even Muslim scholars who recommend it, such as Suzanne Haneef, have admitted that: 'the authenticity of this book has not been unquestionably established ... it is believed to be an apocryphal account of the life of Jesus.' Other Muslim scholars also doubt its authenticity for, like the other Apocryphal works you attempt to whitewash, the book contains easily detected errors such as anachronisms and descriptions of medieval life in western Europe that reveal that it was not written before the fourteenth century, e.g.: it refers to the year of Jubilee coming every one hundred years, instead of fifty as was practiced before this time ('The Gospel of Barnabas', 82). The papal declaration to change it to every one hundred years was made by the church in AD 1343. John Gilchrist, in his work titled Origins and Sources of the Gospel of Barnabas, concludes that 'only one solution can account for this remarkable coincidence. The author of 'The Gospel of Barnabas' only quoted Jesus as speaking of the jubilee year as coming 'every hundred years' because he knew of the decree of Pope Boniface.' He added: 'but how could he know of this decree unless he lived at the same time as the Pope or sometime afterwards? This is a clear anachronism that compels us to conclude that 'The Gospel of Barnabas' could not have been written earlier than the fourteenth century after Christ.' Another significant anachronism is the fact that 'The Gospel of Barnabas' uses the text from the Roman Catholic Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible (fourth century AD), even though Barnabas supposedly wrote his 'Gospel' in the first century AD! Other examples of anachronisms include a vassal who owes a share of his crop to his lord ('The Gospel of Barnabas', 122), an illustration of medieval feudalism; a reference to wooden wine casks (ibid., 152) rather than wine skins as were used in Palestine; and even a medieval court procedure (ibid., 121).
Jomier provides a list of many mistakes and exaggerations in 'The Gospel of Barnabas' and notes historical mistakes, such as, 'Jesus was born when Pilate was governor, though he did not become governor until 26 or 27 AD' as well as geographical mistakes, e.g. Chapter 20 'stated that Jesus sailed to Nazareth,' even though it is not on the seashore. 'The Gospel of Barnabas' also contains exaggerations, such as Chapter 17's mention of 144,000 prophets and 10,000 prophets being slain by Jizebel (in Chapter 18). According to Slomp, 'Jomier's study showed many Islamic elements throughout the text that prove beyond any doubt that a Muslim author, probably a convert, worked on the book.' Fourteen such influences are noted, e.g., Jomier notes that the word 'pinnacle' of the temple, where Jesus is said to have preached, was translated into Arabic by dikka, a platform used in mosques. Also, Jesus is represented as coming only for Israel while Muhammad supposedly came 'for the salvation of the whole world' (Chapter 11). Finally, we find the Qur'anic denial that Jesus is the Son of God and Jesus' sermon in the work is modelled after a Muslim hutba that begins by praising God and his holy Prophet (Chapter 12).
So the Muslim use of 'The Gospel of Barnabas' to try and support their doctrines is found to be devoid of evidence to support it - and its teachings even contradict the Qur'an! Clearly, far from being an authentic first-century account of the facts about Jesus, this false 'gospel' is a proven late medieval fabrication. The only authentic first-century records we have of the life of Christ are found in the New Testament which categorically contradict the teaching of 'The Gospel of Barnabas'.' (ref. 'The Gospel of Barnabas', David Sox; Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross).
The embarrassing death toll of Muslims 'merely' seeking to worship 'Allah' compared with the 9/11 atrocity?!
A similar example of Islamic 'reasoning' exists following the murderous Islamic attack on the 'Twin Towers' by Osama bin Ladin's terrorists. Muslim excuses vary between claims of a 'Jewish plot' to claiming that bin Laden was paid by the CIA to do it! These Muslims forget that the USA has been the most faithful supporter of Israel out of all the nations of the world so they would never have any good reason to carry out such an attack. They also forget that bin Ladin was known to Western intelligence agencies before the 9/11 atrocity and the US State Department identified him as a significant sponsor of world terrorism. Evidence pointing to his connection to those suspected of acts of violence were named in a Reader's Digest article, dated August 1998 (we read the article at that time and still have that copy!), and included:
The 1993 bombing of New York's World Trade Centre.
Attacks on US servicemen in Somalia, which prompted the withdrawal of their peacekeeping troops.
The bombings of a Saudi National Guard training centre in Riyadh in 1995, and of Khobar Towers, an apartment complex near Dhahran, in 1996 in which two dozen Americans died.
Bin Ladin was known to be a pariah in many Islamic countries, but to operate with impunity from Afghanistan, supporting international terrorist networks and encouraging others to act while never pulling a trigger or detonating a bomb himself. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979, bin Ladin went there to aid the mujahedin 'freedom fighters'. He provided food and weapons from his colossal family wealth and recruited thousands of Arabs who volunteered for the jihad (holy war) against the Russians. Bin Ladin poured millions of pounds of his family's wealth into the war, with the blessing of the Saudi government and also led a contingent of Arab troops, winning a key victory against the Russians in 1986. By the time the Russians pulled out of Afghanistan in February 1989, Bin Ladin was leading a force of nearly 20,000, known as "Afghan Arabs".
Bin Ladin viewed any Western presence in the Middle East as a threat to Islam. After Iraq's August 1990 invasion of Kuwait, Bin Ladin met Saudi defence minister Prince Sultan to offer his services to the Desert Storm operation - but only if the US was not involved. "Bin Ladin spread out maps in front of Prince Sultan," a Saudi official says. "He had all kinds of plans for how to defeat the Iraqis without American help. Prince Sultan asked what he planned to do about the Iraqi tanks, aircraft and chemical and biological weapons. Bin Ladin said, 'We will defeat them with our faith.'" The Saudi government declined his offer, and Bin Ladin later moved to Sudan - but not before he sold his share of the family business, receiving an estimated £150 million. It was this fortune that he used to prime terrorism.
In 1992 Bin Ladin's attention was directed against Egypt. That year, an Egyptian extremist group with financial ties to Bin Ladin sent a fax threatening the government of President Hosni Mubarak, the US's closest Arab ally. "Bin Ladin focussed on Egypt", claimed a former spokesman for President Mubarak, Muhammad Abdul Moneim, "because he knew that if Egypt fell to the Islamists, the whole Arab world would fall." TCE has detailed (see this page) how the 'Muslim Brotherhood' arose in Egypt and is the real ideological force behind all Islamic terrorism because it plainly mimics the methods of Muhammad!
The US State Department reported that Bin Ladin was the key financier behind a camp providing terrorist training to the Egyptian group. Its members, whose spiritual leader was the blind Egyptian cleric Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, opposed not only Mubarak but also Westerners - particularly Americans. Members of the group slaughtered 62 foreign tourists on 17 November 1997, at Deir el-Bahari, an archaeological site and major tourist attraction across the Nile from Luxor, Egypt. A US diplomat in Cairo told Reader's Digest that the attackers "would have loved to get Americans" but failed. Most of those killed in the Luxor temple were Swiss - but what would that mean to Muslims following the teachings and methods of Muhammad!
Bin Ladin did not limit his efforts to the Middle East. Evidence also linked him to Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing, and to other terrorists who planned attacks on American soil. Sources revealed that the US government was investigating Bin Ladin's involvement before 1998. To summarise:
1993 - Ramzi Yousef (right) fled the US after the Trade Centre bombing; he once called himself Bin Ladin's emissary;
1997 - hoping for Americans, terrorists linked to Bin Ladin killed 62 tourists in Egypt;
1996 - Khobar Towers bombing killed 19 Americans. Bin Ladin called for more attacks;
1997 - targets were not just US officials: four American oil-company workers were killed in Pakistan.
Edwin Angeles, a leader of a radical Islamic group in the Philippines who became a government informant, revealed that Yousef and Bin Ladin were linked at least as long ago as 1989. In that year, Yousef went to the Philippines and introduced himself as an emissary of Bin Ladin, sent to support that country's radical Islamic movement. One of Yousef 's main contacts in Manila, according to Angeles, was Saudi businessman Muhammad Jamal Khalifah, Bin Ladin's brother-in-law. After participating in the Trade Centre bombing, Yousef returned to the Philippines, where he planned to plant bombs on board US passenger airliners in 1995.
In New York, Sheikh Rahman and others plotted attacks on major bridges and tunnels. At Rahman's 1995 trial, prosecutors included Bin Ladin on a list of non-indicted persons who "may be alleged as co-conspirators", though he was never charged. While living in Sudan, Bin Ladin established a construction company employing many of his former Afghan fighters. In spring 1996, according to Pakistani government officials, one of Bin Ladin's bodyguards tried to assassinate him. After the attempt failed, Bin Ladin flew to Afghanistan in his unmarked private plane. There, say the Pakistanis, he set up a base south-west of Jalalabad, under the protection of the Afghan government.
A few weeks after the attempt on Bin Ladin's life, a powerful explosion ripped through the Khobar Towers complex near Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 US servicemen. Bin Ladin, who called this "a laudable kind of terrorism", publicly denied participating. But a knowledgeable Saudi dissident in London told the Reader's Digest that the six men whom the Saudi government arrested for the bombing all trained in Afghanistan where Bin Ladin would have been involved.
In August 1996, and later in November, Bin Ladin announced that he and his followers would stage terrorist attacks against US troops in Saudi Arabia to force an American withdrawal. After Bin Ladin called for this jihad, as many as eight attacks against US military targets in the Middle East were attempted. These were foiled by an intense Saudi intelligence effort, which included enticing a top financial aide of Bin Ladin's to defect. The US State Department reported (in 1998) that terrorist organizations that received support from Bin Ladin continued to operate around the world.
In March, 1998, Brussels police arrested seven men and confiscated a cache of explosives. The men were believed to be part of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA), responsible for killing thousands in Algeria between 1992-1998 and had received financial support from Bin Ladin.
In May, 1976, GIA members suspected of planning to disrupt the summer World Cup with acts of terrorism were arrested by police in five countries - France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland.
Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammad, a religious scholar in London with ties to Bin Ladin, confirmed that Bin Ladin funded armed Muslim groups in Albania, Chechnya, Bosnia, Nigeria and Algeria and his group sent British and American Muslims to train in camps run by Bin Ladin.
The Reader's Digest found that Bin Ladin was living in Afghanistan with three wives and 42 other Arab families in a 30-house complex, had bought heavy weapons on the black market, and was training new fighters at his camp in the north. He was also seeking to widen his alliances and a February, 1998, fatwa against Americans was issued in London under the banner of the International Islamic Front and was signed by radical Islamic leaders in Egypt, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Bin Ladin's cold-blooded invitation to murder was taken seriously by US diplomats, especially after four US oil-company workers were gunned down in Pakistan in November, 1997, just two days after the conviction in an American court of Mir Aimal Kasi, a Pakistani who went on a 1993 shooting spree outside CIA headquarters, killing two CIA employees.
Clearly one infidel is equivalent to about fifty Muslims - proving that your 'Allah' cares very little for you!
For more than a decade, Bin Ladin was traced working across the world, funding Islamic terrorism. He declared: "Having borne arms against the Russians in Afghanistan we think our battle with the Americans will be easy by comparison. We are now more determined to carry on until we see the face of God."
Now that he has been dispatched to Hell to join Muhammad and his many other mis-guided followers he will know the truth clearly. And he will have Eternity there to puzzle over the mystery of how he and so many other evil, deluded people could follow an ideology that called for them to kill as many infidels as possible - yet the figures show:
The September 11 attacks resulted in 2,996 immediate (attack time) deaths: 2,977 victims and the 19 hijackers. A total of 372 people with non-U.S. citizenship (excluding the 19 perpetrators) perished in the attacks, representing just over 12% of the total. The immediate deaths include 246 victims on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,606 in New York City in the World Trade Centre and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. About 292 people were killed at street level by burning debris and falling bodies of those who had jumped or fallen from the World Trade Centre's windows. All the deaths in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon. Some immediate victims were not added to the list until years later.
More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks on the World Trade Centre. Most of those who died were U.S. citizens. The other countries with the highest losses are the United Kingdom (including the British overseas territory of Bermuda) with 67, the Dominican Republic with 47, and India with 41.
In 2007, the New York City medical examiner's office began to add people to the official death toll who died of illnesses caused by exposure to dust from the site. The first such victim was a woman who had died in February 2002 from a lung condition. In 2009, a man who died in 2008 was added, and in 2011 a man who died in 2010. So far, 2,999 people are listed as having died due to the attacks.
Additionally 1,140 responders and people who worked, lived or studied in Lower Manhattan at the time have since been diagnosed with cancer. Over 1,400 '9/11 rescue workers' have died since the 9/11 attacks. They were responding to the scene in the months after the attacks. It is also known that there were eleven unborn babies who died on 9/11.
To achieve these results Islam experienced the following casualties:
The ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have taken a tremendous toll on the people of those countries. At the very least, 174,000 civilians have been determined to have died violent deaths as a result of the war as of April 2014. The actual number of deaths, direct and indirect, as a result of the wars are many times higher than this figure.
The decade long war in Afghanistan has continued to take lives with each passing year. As of February 2014, at least 21,000 civilians are estimated to have died violent deaths as a result of the war. The total number of civilians killed in Pakistan may be as high or higher than the toll in Afghanistan, with NGO estimates ranging widely between 20,000 and 50,000 recorded deaths. In Iraq, over 70 percent of those who died of direct war violence have been civilians. Iraq Body Count conservatively estimates that at least 133,000 civilians have been killed in direct violence due to war between the invasion and early May 2014. In addition to the direct consequences of violence represented by these numbers, thousands more Iraqis, Afghans and Pakistanis are falling victim to the dangers of a battered infrastructure and poor health conditions arising from wars. In the case of Iraq, excess deaths indirectly resulting from the war add several times the 133,000 civilians killed directly by violence.
The Brown University project estimated that together, all countries involved in these wars lost a total of 31,000 uniformed service members and military contractors. In addition, the researchers estimated in 2011 that between 152,280 and 192,550 civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan have died as a "result of the fighting at the hands of all parties." In March 2013, the Brown researchers revised the civilian total estimate to 200,000; and they estimated that 330,000 people had been killed overall as a result of the conflicts, accounting for all soldiers, militants, police, contractors, journalists, humanitarian workers and civilians involved.
A 2013 study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS One Medicine, "Mortality in Iraq Associated with the 2003-2011 War and Occupation," estimates that the war and occupation caused about 460,000 deaths. Using surveys and other data, the authors find the "wartime crude death rate in Iraq to be 4.55 per 1,000, more than 50% higher than the death rate of 2.89 during the two-year period preceding the war." However, these estimates carry significant uncertainty.
Although the overall estimates vary it is clear that the difference between those killed directly and indirectly for Allah in the 'Twin Tower's jihad' - and those killed by the retaliation of those who Muslims claim were led by 'the great Satan' - are completely disparate.
Muslim claims for Muhammad and his Qur'an have already been thoroughly refuted by TCE!
You write: 'Read also The Bible The Quran & Science by Dr. Mourice Bucaille'.
You will find this book is also of no help to your cause.
Bucaille's book attacks Christianity for supposedly holding back the progress of science while the Qur'an is exalted as promoting science. Bucaille insists that the Qur'an marvellously foreshadowed modern science in many of its statements, thus miraculously confirming its divine origin, but Muslim apologists are misdirected in their overzealous attempt to prove the divine origin of the Qur'an as can be observed by noting how zealously 'reading into' the text fails to prove the points Muslims strive to come to!
Qualified scientists and Christian theologians quickly find many problems with Bucaille's logic, reasoning, exegesis, and scholarship. They also easily detect his obvious bias towards Muhammad and his Qur'an and find it as obvious as any evolutionists bias against anyone who dare believe in One True God!
It is a fact that it was Judeo-Christianity, not Islam, that was the mother of modern science. The great philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead, declared in his famous work Science and the Modern World that Christianity is the mother of science. M. B. Foster, writing for the prestigious English philosophy journal Mind noted that the Judeo-Christian doctrine of creation is the origin of modern science. The very founders of almost every area of modern science were men working from a Judeo-Christian world-view. This includes men like Copernicus, Kepler, Kelvin, Newton, Pascall, Boyle, Maxwell, Agassiz, and many others. It is noticeable how the world chooses to ignore the incredible advanced scientific discoveries pouring out of Israel - even as we write - because of the overall hatred for the Jews that Satan has put in so many hearts and minds!
It is another fact that Muslim armies destroyed vast resources of knowledge. Pfander, for example, notes that, under the Caliph Umar, Muslim soldiers destroyed both the vast libraries at Alexandria and Persia. When Umar was asked what he should do with the books, he is said to have replied: "Cast them into the rivers. For, if in these books there is guidance, then we have still better guidance in the Book of God. If, on the contrary, there is in them that which will lead astray, then may God protect us from them."
It is also a serious mistake to assume that a book is inspired simply because it seems to conform with modern science. Many embarrassing mistakes have been made by defenders attempting to see modern scientific theories in their Holy Book, e.g. the thoroughly heretical Roman Catholic Cult proved this by their treatment of Galileo and false interpretation of the Bible - just as they have joined evolutionists today in believing false, anti-Christ, doctrines.
Even if perfect harmony could be demonstrated between the Qur'an and scientific fact, this would not prove the divine inspiration of the Qur'an. It would simply prove that the Qur'an made no scientific error. Simply because a book is free of scientific error does not make it inspired by God - however you perceive Him! At best, scientific accuracy is only a negative test for truth. If error were found in the Qur'an, it would prove that it was not the Word of God but, even if the Qur'an were shown to be scientifically faultless, it would not prove that it was the Word of God. The same applies to any other religious book.
Some critics question just how scientifically accurate the Qur'an really is. Take, for example, the Qur'an's highly controversial statement that human beings are formed from a clot of blood: "Then We made the sperm Into a clot of congealed blood; Then of that clot We made A (foetus) lump; then We Made out of that lump Bones and clothed the bones With flesh" (Sura 23:14). This is scarcely a scientific description of embyronic development. In order to avoid the problem, Bucaille re-translated the verse, rendering the Arabic word alaq ("blood clot") as "the thing which clings." However, this is questionable and contrary to recognized Islamic authorities (ref. three major English translations of the Qur'an: Ali, Pickthall, and Arberry). Further, Bucaille himself recognized that "a majority of translations describe... man's formation from a 'blood clot' or 'adhesion'." This leaves the impression that his own translation was a hopeful 'paraphrase' generated to solve the problem, since he also recognized that "a statement of this kind is totally unacceptable to scientists specializing in this field."
We have looked at 'Science and the Qur'an!' (see this page) and found - regarding Sura 18:86 speaking of one travelling west "till, when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring" - that attempts to explain this problem by translator Ali are no better than the admission that this has "puzzled Commentators." He attempts no explanation of the problem, but simply asserts that this cannot be "the extreme west, for there is no such thing." Of course there is no 'extreme west', nor can anyone travelling west eventually come to the place where the sun sets. But this is what the text says and thus proves the Qur'an to be thoroughly unscientific!
Anybody taking the claims of Bucaille seriously would also have to accept that he thereby demonstrates that the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God!
ISIS follow Muhammad's example by beheading those who would not bow to him and 'Allah'!
You write: Stand by truth that Holy Quran is the Last Holy Scripture & Holy Mohammed is the last holy Prophet & mercy to Mankind.
TCE: we have amply refuted these claims - see headers on this page!
Briefly, Sura 61:6 claims that Muhammad fulfills prophecy both in the Torah and in the Gospels and we are familiar with the Islamic claim that Muhammad fulfilled prophecies in Deuteronomy 18:15-18 and John 14:16. Deuteronomy 18:15-18 is a portion of a speech given by Moses to the Israelites, beginning at Deuteronomy 5:1, in which Moses prophesied that God would raise up a prophet like him from their midst. The meaning of this prophecy is partially explained in verse 34:10: "And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face" (italics added). Muslims forget that the Qur'an was supposedly revealed to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel, not directly by God (thus revealing that only Jesus fits the description in Deuteronomy!), and Muhammad never claimed to be a descendant of Israel, but of Ishmaels! If the Qur'an was to fulfil the Torah and the Gospels, as it claims, the Muslim should know that Acts 3:17-26 reveals emphatically that Peter speaks of Jesus as the prophet spoken of by Moses!
Acts 3:17-26 (NASB) - 17 "And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also. 18 "But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19 "Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. 22 "Moses said, 'THE LORD GOD WILL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHET LIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN; TO HIM YOU SHALL GIVE HEED to everything He says to you. 23 'And it will be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.' 24 "And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and his successors onward, also announced these days. 25 "It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.' 26 "For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways."
We have already totally refuted Muslim claims for Muhammad as 'a prophet' on our pages!
John 14:16 reports that Jesus said that the Father will give the Helper to His disciples and that He would abide with them forever. Verse 17 adds that He would dwell with them and be in them. The Greek word for "Helper," or more properly "Advocate," paracletos, is claimed by Muslim apologists to be periclutos, "renowned." Somehow this word, which is not found anywhere in the New Testament, is understood by Muslims to mean "praised one," since the Sura supposedly claims that Jesus prophesied that he was sending the "good tidings of the Messenger who comes after me, whose name shall be Ahmad ["Praised One"]." To add to their claim, Muslim apologists argue that the verse has been tampered with by Christians (contradicting Sura 2:73-79). But there is not a single manuscript copy that has periclutos, nor is there any contextual sense where Muhammad could somehow be fitted into the verse. Muhammad, being human, could not abide with Christ's disciples forever, dwell with them over 500 years before he was born, nor live in them. If he could, he would be a much greater 'prophet' than he claimed! There is also ample evidence to suggest that Sura 61:6 was interpolated after Muhammad's death.
And, in conclusion, as we have shown on our website, John 14:26 specifically identifies the paracletos with the Holy Spirit! So Islamic claims fall flat - as always!
You write: Islam is not a part of ISIS, a peaceful Religion as a result, though Million of Books are written against Islam, Now all Highly educated people of west are accepting Islam & the total Muslim Populations stand at 2.4 Billion in the present world.
TCE: Sadly for all misled Muslims, as we have shown conclusively at the references already given, the Qur'an and Mohammed are products of Satan and ISIS are merely following the original example given by your false prophet who set the example by beheading those who would not bow to him and his false 'god' - as we have already recorded on this page.
'The Meccans had finally decided that Muhammad was a serious threat and approached his band with a large army headed by Uhud. Muhammad lost this battle although he had predicted victory. He was struck in the mouth by a sword, lost several teeth, and almost died. It was a terrible defeat for him and his followers. Some of his followers fell away as a result of this incident. They felt they had been deceived because they had gone forth in battle expecting a glorious victory and much plunder, but had to retreat in defeat with their leader and so-called prophet severely wounded. Why the Meccans did not follow through and destroy Muhammad and his forces is not known, but after inflicting sufficient casualties to appease the sense of Arab vengeance the Meccans returned to their towns and left Muhammad in peace. Muhammad then turned his attention once again to the Jews, who were easier targets than the Meccans. He began killing the Jews and looting Jewish settlements. After one Jewish town had surrendered, 700 to 1,000 men were beheaded in one day while all the women and children were sold into slavery and the possessions of the town looted! This fact is supported by Muslim scholars as well as by Western historians. Muhammad then turned his attention again to Mecca. ...'
While there is no pattern for 'all Highly educated people' falling prey to deceptions such as Islam, it is no surprise to find people who live in fear of being beheaded falling down before any 'god' to save their skins. The history of forced conversions across the Mediterranean, as the Islamic armies advanced, is well recorded in previous articles!
'Just as tellingly we find that Allah was not even with every part of this jihad. Certainly, Islam advanced across the world using the sword until, in Europe, they were defeated in France at the Battle of Tours/Poitiers in 732 A.D. - just 170 miles or so from Paris!'
The end of the 700s marks the peak of Islamic jihad worldwide but, over the next 700 years, Islamic strongholds were broken down until, in Europe, the last bastion in Spain, Granada, fell (1492 A.D.). In turn the Ottoman Turks' empire crumbled by degrees - loss of Kiev, Vienna, Russia and Egypt; the Serbian revolt (1815); financial bankruptcy (1861-1876); a palace coup (1876); the Arab revolt (1916-21); the Turkish War of Independence (1919-21). When they sided with Germany in Word War I they were defeated by the Allied Forces (specifically the British) and, having controlled Palestine almost continually for nearly 1300 years (from 636 A.D. until 1917) they lost control to the British'.
If you knew the true Word of God then you would know that the Lord Jesus Christ describes the many false prophets who would come after Him - and His description includes the actions of your false prophet Muhammad - and those who follow him:
Matthew 7:12-27 - 'Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 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.'
It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the One Living God - as '2.4 Billion Muslims (official records state ~1.8 billion - not that it matters!)' will do if they do not repent and 'seek the Lord while He may be found' (Isaiah 55:6-13):
'Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off'.
Only Jesus offers Eternal Life in Paradise the instant you believe in Him - Muhammad cannot compare!
'Ordinary Muslims' follow the predictable Islamic non-apologetic method - by supplying zero answers!
Again, if you knew this Lord, then you would know that He offers Eternal Life in Paradise the instant you believe - and as a FREE GIFT - for no man will be saved through his own (supposed!) GOOD WORKS:
(Ephesians 2:8-10): 'For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them'.
The thief on the cross dying next to the Lord Jesus Christ (this is why Islam foolishly denies the 'Crucifixion' of our Saviour - because Satan, whose demonic servants controlled Muhammad, wants to try and hide this beautiful truth from the world!) proves that you can go, in a matter of minutes, from being 'dead in your sins' (Colossians 2:13-14):
'And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses (SINS!); Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross'
to being 'made alive':
Ephesians 2:1: 'And you hath he quickened (MADE ALIVE!), who were dead in trespasses and sins'.
And, from insulting the God of the Bible (as this thief had done with the other thief dying there with him - read Matthew 27:38-44):
'Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth (they cast the same insults at the Lord Jesus Christ!);
to spending ETERNITY in heaven with Him (Luke 23:32-43):
'And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, 'Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do'. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, 'If thou be Christ, save thyself and us'. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, 'Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss'. And he said unto Jesus, 'Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom'. And Jesus said unto him, 'Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise.'
the second thief admitted he was a sinner;
the second thief portrayed simple belief in Jesus (but recognising that Jesus - which means 'YHWH (God) Saved' had a kingdom in the after-life in which He was Lord!)
Jesus declared that the second thief would indeed be with Him in Paradise that very day!
the second thief was NOT baptised;
had NOT done any 'good works' to 'merit salvation' (as Rome, Islam and the many false religions and cults of the world demand!);
was NOT a church member or a member of any 'approved group';
was NOT offered Paradise after a time in 'purgatory';
he did NOT receive any 'sacraments or last rites' from a 'priest' - or any other 'Mediator' (1 Timothy 2:5):
'For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus'!
THE SECOND THIEF WAS SAVED BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH ALONE - as are ALL Christians!
Islam has absolutely nothing to offer the Christian - all who truly believe these promises of the Lord Jesus Christ - which are only written in the Bible (the only True Word of God) - are instantly bound for Paradise the second they believe!
As a final message to you - who call yourselves 'Ordinary Muslims on Truth' - we rarely answer e-mails these days because we have already refuted every major claim of Islam.
We will only reply to any response from you if:
1. You attempt to refute - WITH CLEAR FACTS - at least one of the claims we have made without trying to introduce another subject;
2. You respond in a positive way to these Scriptures;
We do not intend to be rude in any way (we are discussing the most important subject in all of our lives - knowing God and spending Eternity with Him as He intended!) but we cannot prevaricate or 'weasel' over these truths.
If you attempt to ignore our responses and make other claims or accusations you will receive nothing more than a polite acknowledgement that we have received your e-mail (i.e. if you do not receive this acknowledgement it means we haven't received your mail!).
The main factor that keeps people all over the world trapped in deception is the failure to carefully check what they believe in! If you examine your 'prophet Muhammad' you will find we have told the truth about him and his 'Allah'. Try and prove us wrong with FACTS!
In Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour God
ALBAAB15 'replies' - 13th January 2015 20:09 (8:09pm)
Subject: ALMIGHTY IS ALL ALONE. No Partner nor a son
You say Children are born in sin. But Holy Adam was forgiven & all children are born sinless Then
They commit sin as they grow old & act against ALMIGHTY GOD.
We believe in 124000 Holy Prophets from Holy Adam to Holy Prophet Mohammed
No one was able to complete the truth, but Holy Prophet Mohammed. who is blessed as a mercy to mankind by ALMIGHTY GOD.
We believe there were Many Holy Scriptures contained the Glorious words of ALMIGHTY GOD.
The Torah, The Psalm , The Bible( Engeel) were changed by men's hand & Bible contain so many errors but Holy Quran has no scientific contradiction against science & signs.
As a result highly educated people are accepting Islam.
let us pray that ALMIGHTY guide all of us to truth of Islam & save from the fire of hell.
Date: 17th January 2015 5:19pm
Subject: 50000 Errors in Bible
Dear Mr. Michael Yousef & fellows,
Good Evening all !
"Awake" 8th Sept 1957 headed there are 50,000 Mistakes in Bible?
We notice you have put Islamic faith on the line of lost ISIS & Alquida though Islam has nothing to do with the hard liners.
You keep on writing everything Against the teaching of Holy Quran,but Holy Quran contain the glorious Words of ALLAH SWT.
You are a very good Orator & I listen to Prime Christian Radio & feel sorry that you begin with ALMIGHTY GOD & immediately your wording goes to Holy Jesus whose position is on line with Holy Adam.
All Previous Scriptures refers to the advent of Holy Mohammed MSAS , even the Hindu Vedas & Upnishod tells about Holy Prophet forecasting His holy birth on 12th Rabiul Awal, and clear message of His family.
But you ignore & allocate all to Holy Jesus. Song of Solomon contain the name of Holy Mohammed.
You must note that All Holy Prophets 123999 came to the their own tribes: Holy Moses, Holy David ,
Holy Jesus came to Israel but Holy Prophet Mohammed MSAS is the Holy Prophet & a mercy of the mankind.
He is not addressed as the Prophet of Muslims But the Prophet of Mankind.
ALMIGHTY ALLAH gets so furious as referred to Holy Quran"19:88-92
"............... Skies are ready to burst, the Earth to split asunder, and mountain to fall to utter ruin that they invoke a Son to ALMIGHT GOD"
ALMIGHTY ALLAH alone is the Supreme Creator of the Universe .Holy Jesus had given power only.
ALLAH SWT is the kindest of all & HE may forgive others at HIS pleasure but not any who compare HIM with a Son or object as Hindus.
" A Prophet like Moses" refers not to Holy Jesus but HOLY Mohammed MSAS:
Jesus was born of Parents, Married had children ,Holy Jesus was born out of Miracle & never died in Cross. Juda Isacret the enemy of Holy Jesus died & The True Gospel of ST Barnabas,you have concealed
Take or reject, I have informed you the truth.
may ALLAH SWT guide all of us to peaceful Islam & Truth.
The Truth Tellers.
Date: 17th January 2015 5:48pm
Subject: (no subject)
ALMIGHTY GUIDE whom HE wants:
A lady France Director Isabelle Matic reverted to Islam after french incidence"
All children are born Muslims that's why we use revert.
NOTE: Should any visitor to our website give a good reason for us to take the time to also refute the latest claims (i.e. their e-mails from 13-17th January 2015) of these 'Ordinary Muslims', we will do so! But we must point out how these deceived Muslims have followed the same line of all trapped in false cults and religions - all they can do is waffle and prevaricate because they have nothing to offer in terms of provable facts or genuine spiritual claims for Muhammad and his uninspired Qur'an!
Date: 19th January 2015
You clearly have not read our reply with any genuine honesty or good intention! If you had you would know that we wrote:
We will only reply to any response from you if:
1. You attempt to refute - WITH CLEAR FACTS - at least one of the claims we have made without trying to introduce another subject;
2. You respond in a positive way to these Scriptures;
We do not intend to be rude in any way (we are discussing the most important subject in all of our lives - knowing God and spending Eternity with Him as He intended!) but we cannot prevaricate or 'weasel' over these truths.
Note: regarding your foolish re-convert (of convenience, since the biggest danger to her life is from her own religion!) Isabelle Matic, we include part of her recent statement here:
'The new Muslim referred to the early life of Prophet Muhammad ... when non-believers rejected his calls to Islam.
"The Makkans laughed at Muhammad (worthy of praise) in the appellant Modamam (worthy of name calling). The prophet peace be upon him was smiling. Yes, he was smiling! And he said: They are making fun of Modamam and not me," Matic wrote.' See following reference:
Such a pity Matic has followed the re-conversion path of all ignoramuses: still failing to check the historical facts about Muhammad and just blindly parroting her 'teachers'!