· The Koran says in Sura 41 that the creation week was 8 days but in Sura 10:3 it says 6. The Bible says 6 (Gen. 1)
· The Koran says that the Flood took place during Moses’ time under Pharaoh, when Haman built the Tower of Babel and says that one of Noah’s sons drowned and that the Ark rested on Mount Judi. The Bible says the Flood took place in Noah’s day, none of his sons drowned and the ark rested on Mt. Arat. There was no global flood during Moses’ time. The Bible also implies that it was under Nimrod that the Tower of Babel was built and that Haman lived during the time of Esther. The Koran seems to mix up people, places and events.
· The Koran says in Sura 6:74 that Abraham’s (Ibrahim’s) father was Azar and the Bible says it was Terah (Gen. 11)
· The Koran says that Abraham lived in Mecca as did all the Patriarchs; there is absolutely no evidence of this. Abraham lived in Hebron (Gen. 35:27).
· The Koran says Abraham offered up Ishmael as a sacrifice and the Bible says it was Isaac (Gen. 22, Heb. 11:17).
· The Koran says that Azeez bought Joseph when it was really Potiphar (Gen. 37:36).
· The Koran says Pharaoh’s wife adopted Moses when the Bible says it was his daughter (Exodus 2:10).
· The Koran states that Mary, Yeshua’s (Jesus’) mother’s fathers name was Iram when the Bible does not have this name recorded as Yeshua’s grandparent in either Matthew or Luke’s genealogy.
· The Koran records Pharaoh using crucifixion when there was no record or archeological evidence of crucifixions being used in Egypt (B.C.). Crucifixion was invented by the Romans (A.D.).
· The Koran says Yeshua (Jesus) was born under a palm tree when the Bible says he was born in a stable (Luke 2).
· Koran says Mary was Moses, Aaron and Miriam’s mother, the Bible says it was Jochebed (Num. 26:59).
· The Koran says John the Baptists father Zacharias could not speak for 3 days when Luke 1 indicates he could not speak for 9 months!
· The Koran has the Patriarchs saying we are Muslim when the word Muslim was not in existence or use as a personal term until the time of Mohammed.
· In Sura 9:30 it says Jews believe Ezra (Uzair) is the Messiah. No Jew then or today believes in a Messiah which is called by those names.
· Sura 20:87, 95 says Samaritans were present when the Golden Calf was presented in the desert among the children of Israel. Samaritans didn’t even exist as a people until New Testament times.
· Sura 18:89-98 says that Alexander the Great was a Muslim and lived to a ripe old age. History confirms Alexander the Great was assassinated and did not die at a ripe old age. Some sources even say he had a homosexual tendency which is forbidden in Islam. So he could have never have been a righteous Muslim.
These are but a few of many contradictions found in the Koran. The Koran cannot be accurate; it did not have an accurate nor stringent form of copying manuscripts as does the Tanak (Old Testament) and the Brit Chadasha (New Testament).
Everyday in prayer, once a year in our Torah Portion and every Yom Teruah (Rosh HaShannah) we read of the Akeidah. Avraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac upon G-d’s command and we know Isaac was spared becoming a burnt offering because of the Ram that was caught by it’s horns in the bushes and Avraham ended up offering the Ram instead of his son. All of this because Isaac is the Promised One and the Covenant made by G-d with Avraham was destined to be carried on through Isaac and his descendants. However, we know of is first born through Hagar named Ishmael. If one reads the Torah carefully you will see Ishmael too was loved by G-d, regardless of what is descendants may have become today and all the promises given to Isaac, save the Covenant, was given to Ishmael:
Gen. 17:17-21 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee! And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
We see that:
· Ishmael’s Akeidah happened before Isaacs.
· Instead of Avraham it was Hagar, though Avraham too was grieved.
· Instead of a burnt offering it was death by thirst.
· Instead of a Ram as salvation it was the water well.
· Tradition says Isaac went to study with Shem after the Akeidah, we see Ishmael becomes and Archer
· Isaac marries shortly after the Akeidah, as does Ishmael.
· Isaac was in his 30’s and Ishmael was in his teens.
Gen. 21:10-21 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba. And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 1And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
According to the Book of Jasher, Avraham went into the wilderness to visit Ishmael several times and Ishmael still loved and followed after the ways of Avraham and his G-d and took his counsel. We see in the Torah that Isaac and Ishmael reconcile at the death of their Father.
Gen 25:8-10 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people. And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre; The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
Ishmael is thought and is claimed to be the Muslim people. Ishmael is our cousin, Oh to G-d that we may bring him back to the G-d and faith of Avraham Avinu! So be it L-RD! So be it! Ameyn!
Is Allah the Same as Yahweh?
Muslims claim to believe in the God of Abraham (Ibrahim). They claim their linage comes from Ibrahim’s son Ishmael. They also claim that Allah is the same as what the Hebrews and Jews call Yahweh. But is this true?
Granted, the God of Abraham (Ibrahim) knows when someone is addressing or that their intent is to address Him, even if they call Him by another name. The Creator knows our hearts and its intent. It is similar to the example if someone who knows me, or who would like to know me, looked at me and called me Steve or Jeff (which they, I apparently have a few people running around that looks like me with those names) instead of my English name “Kris” or my Hebrew name “Yehudah,” I would know they are speaking to me and I would kindly correct them. And seeing as I have a few different names, I could be called my any one of them and acknowledge the person speaking with me. After all it is said the Almighty has 99 Names in Islam and in Judaism there said to be 72 Names of God. So the Master of the Universe knows all His Names and who is addressing Him, even if they get His Name wrong. However, if I was called by the wrong name and I corrected them, I would not expect them to call me by the wrong name again. It is the same with God. So what we need to determine is, is Allah the same as Yahweh? Is Allah the God of Abraham (Ibrahim)?
Prior to Mohammed cleaning out the Kaaba of its pagan idols and making it a place of worship for Allah, Allah was but one of 360 idols that say in the Kaaba in Mecca. This is simply the equivalent of a Greek entering the Parthenon and clearing out every god and goddess but Zeus and proclaims him as the one true god. This is essentially what Mohammed did when he cleaned the Kaaba in Mecca. It is well documented that Allah was originally the Koresh clan deity of Mohammed’s uncle who raised him. Mohammed’s father and uncle even had Allah in their name: AbduLLA (father) and ObiALLAH (uncle). Before Mohammed, Allah was a well-known Arabian moon deity who had three daughters Lat, Uzza and Manat (Sura 53:19-20). Allah is even found in pre-Islamic Arabian inscriptions and poetry as the moon god. Therefore Allah has no connection to the God of Abraham (Ibrahim) or Ishmael.
Before Mohammed, Allah was a well-known Arabian moon deity who had three daughters that are even mentioned in the Koran; Lat, Uzza and Manat (Sura 53:19-20).
Arabic is a related language to Hebrew and Aramaic and nowhere in the language is Allah or anything close to it used for the name of God, Yahweh. Actually, Allah is equivalent to the Babylonian god Baal. Even the symbol for Islam the Crescent moon and Star still declares this origin.
Just because Islam is a monotheistic faith that claims to believe in the God of Abraham (Ibrahim) does not mean they have the right god.
Let us compare the God Yahweh of the Bible and Allah of the Koran and see if they are the same:
Clearly Allah and Yahweh are not the same.
· God is Knowable and Personable
· Holy, Moral and Cannot Lie
· Trustworthy, consistent
· Love is the motive to serve Him
· Allah is unknowable, impersonal
· Not limited by moral nature
· Apt to change his mind
· Fear is the motive to serve him
Three Questions All Muslims Ask
1. Has the Bible been changed?
No, the Bible has not been changed. Why? Because the Koran says so.
God’s Words and the Bible cannot be changed:
Those who believe,
And those who follow the Jewish (scriptures),
And the Christians and the Sabians,--
Any who believe in God
And the Last Day,
And work righteousness,
Shall have their reward With their Lord: on them
Shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. – Sura 2:62
For them are Glad Tidings,
In the life of the Present
And in the Hereafter:
No change can there be
In the Words of God.
This is indeed
The supreme Felicity. – Sura 10:64
(Such was) the practice
(Approved) of God among those
Who lived aforetime:
No change wilt thou find
In the practice (approved)
Of God. – Sura 33:62
On account of their arrogance
In the land and their
Plotting of Evil.
But the plotting of Evil
Will hem in only
The authors thereof. Now
Are they but looking for
The way the ancients
Were dealt with? But
No change wilt thou find
In God's way:
No turning off wilt thou
Find in God's way. – Sura 35:43
A confirmation of (revelations)
That went before it,
And a fuller explanation
Of the Book—wherein
There is no doubt
From the Lord of the Worlds.
If thou wert in doubt
As to what We have revealed
Unto thee, then ask those
Who have been reading
The Book from before thee:
The Truth hath indeed come
To thee from thy Lord:
So be in no wise
Of those in doubt. – Sura 10:37b. 94
O ye People of the Book (Bible)!
Believe in what We
Have (now) revealed, confirming
What was (already) with you,
Before We change the face and fame
Of some (of you) beyond all recognition,
And turn them hindwards,
Or curse them as We cursed
For the decision of God
Must be carried out. – Sura 4:47
The Torah (Law of Moses), The Psalms and the Gospels have not changed:
But why do they come
To thee for decision,
When they have
Law before them?
Therein is the
Command of God; yet
Even after that, they would
Turn away. For they
People of Faith.
It was We who revealed
The Law (to Moses): therein
Was guidance and light.'
By its standard have been judged
The Jews, by the Prophets
To God's Will, by the Rabbis
And the Doctors of Law: For to them was entrusted
The protection of God's Book (Bible),
And they were witnesses thereto:
Therefore fear not men,
But fear Me, and sell not
My Signs for a miserable price.
If any do fail to judge
By what God
Hath revealed, they are Unbelievers.
And in their footsteps
We sent Jesus the son Of Mary, confirming
The Law that had come
Before him: We sent him
The Gospel: therein
Was guidance and light,
And confirmation of the Law
That had come before him:
A guidance and an admonition
To those who fear God. – Sura 5:43, 44, 46
Before this We wrote
In the Psalms, after the Message
(Given to Moses): "My servants,
The righteous, shall inherit
The earth." – Sura 21:105
It is He Who sent down
To thee (step by step),
In truth, the Book (Bible),
Confirming what went before it;
And He sent down the Law
(Of Moses) and the Gospel
(Of Jesus) before this,
As a guide to mankind,
And He sent down the Criterion
(Of judgment between right and wrong). – Sura 3:2
The Prophets have not changed:
When it is said to them,
"Believe in what God
Hath sent down," they say,
"We believe in what was sent down
To us": yet they reject
All besides, even if it be Truth
Confirming what is with them.
Say: "Why then have ye slain
The prophets of God in times
Gone by, if ye did indeed
Believe?" – Sura :91
The Torah says so and the Gospels of Yeshua (Jesus) says so and the Psalms of David says so.
David speaking regarding the Torah (Law of Moses):
Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. – Psalm 119:89
Yeshua speaking regarding the Torah (The Law of Moses):
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. – Luke 16:17
Yeshua (Jesus) speaking of the Law, and the Prophets (Tanak, Old Testament):
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. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matt. 5:17-10
Apostle Paul (Rav Sha’ul) commenting on the Tanak (Old Testament):
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. – II Tim. 3:16-17
Kefa (Peter) speaking of the Writings of the Prophets:
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. – II Peter 1:21
If God does not and cannot change, neither can His Word:
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. – Num. 23:19
God, who does not lie, - Titus 1:2
The Tanak (Old Testament) since the beginning has been painstaking copied letter for letter by the Jews and if any mistakes are made they throw it out and start all over again. So it is impossible for the Tanak (Old Testament) to have been changed or corrupted.
2. Why Does the Bible Say Yeshua (Jesus) is the Son of God?
The Koran says:
Say: He is God,
The One and Only;
God, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not,
Nor is He begotten;
And there is none
Like unto Him. – Sura 112:1-4
O People of the Book!
Commit no excesses
In your religion: nor say
Of God aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary
Was An apostle of God,
And His Word,
Which He bestowed on Mary,
And a Spirit proceeding
From Him: so believe
In God and His apostles.
Say not "Trinity": desist:
It will be better for you:
For God is One God:
Glory be to Him:
(Far Exalted is He) above
Having a son, To Him
Belong all things in the heavens
And on earth. And enough
Is God as a Disposer of affairs. – Sura 4:171
We took the Covenant
Of the Children of Israel
And sent them apostles.
Every time there came
To them an apostle
With what they themselves
(Of these) they called Impostors, and some they
(Go so far as to) slay.
They thought there would be
No trial (or punishment);
So they became blind and deaf;
Yet God (in mercy) turned
To them; yet again many
Of them became blind and deaf.
But God sees well
All that they do.
They do blaspheme who say:
"God is Christ the son
Of Mary" But said Christ:
"O Children of Israel!
Worship God, my Lord
And your Lord." Whoever
Joins other gods with God,--
God will forbid him
The Garden, and the Fire
Will be his abode. There will
For the wrong-doers
Be no one to help.
They do blaspheme who say:
God is one of three
In a Trinity: for there is
No god except One God.
If they desist not
From their word (of blasphemy),
Verily a grievous penalty
Will befall the blasphemers
God will say: "This is
A day on which
The truthful will profit
From their truth: theirs
Are Gardens, with rivers
Flowing beneath,—their eternal
Home: God well-pleased
With them, and they with God:
That is the great Salvation,
(The fulfilment of all desires). – Sura 5:70-73, 119
To Him is due
The primal origin
Of the heavens and the earth:
How can He have a son
When He hath no consort?
He created all things,
And He hath full knowledge
Of all things. – Sura 6:101
It is not befitting
To (the majesty of) God
That He should beget
A son. Glory be to Him!
When He determines
A matter, He only says
To it, "Be", and it is. – Sura 19:35
We believe God is One:
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: - Deut. 6:4
See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. – Deut. 32:39
Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. – Isa: 44:6
I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me… Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.- Isa. 45:5. 21
O Lord, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. – I Chron. 17:20
For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. – I Cor. 8:5-6
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. – Eph. 4:4-6
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. – Matt. 4:10
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: - Mark 12:29
Yeshua (Jesus) was not the Literal, but figurative Son of God, God did not have any impure relations with Mary. The Greek word used in the following passages is “Weos” meaning a figurative kinship and not a literal one. Unlike the Greek word “Teknon” which is used when referring to a sexually propagated son which is never used in reference to Yeshua (Jesus) and God.
Arabic has two similar words. Abnimala which is uswed the same way as Weos is, as a figurative kinship. Then there is the Arabic word Wadaala meaning the same thing as Teknon, a literal, sexually propagated son.
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. – Matt. 3:17
The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, - Mark 1:1
Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God." – Mark 3:11
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. – Luke 1:35
Mary was a virgin and had no sexual relations with any man and the Spirit of God put Yeshua within her.
"The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us"). – Matt. 1:23
To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. – Luke 1:27-38
The Koran even supports the virgin birth of Yeshua (Jesus):
And Mary the daughter
Of ‘Imrān, who guarded
Her chastity; and We
Breathed into (her body)
Of Our spirit; and she
Testified to the truth
Of the words of her Lord
And of his Revelations,
And was one of the
Devout (servants). – Sura 66:12
3. Why Does the Bible Say That Yeshua (Jesus) was Crucified?
Yeshua’s life was not taken He willing laid it down:
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. – John 10:18
The Crucifixion did not take Yeshua (Jesus) by surprise, it was prophesied to happen:
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. – Isa. 53:3-7
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures – I Cor. 15:3-4
Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. – I Peter 1:10-11
It was all in God’s plan, it was meant to be:
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins… From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. – Matt. 1:21, 16:21
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45
Was Mohamed Prophesied In the Bible?
· Deut. 18:15-18 when it says, “The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken… I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” It is speaking of Mohammed.
· Muslims say that Deut. 33:2 “And he said, The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.” Is speaking of the great three visitations of God; one to Moses on Mount Sinai, one to Yeshua (Jesus) in “Seir” and one to Mohammed in “Paran.”
· Muslims say that Psalm 45:3-5 “Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them.” Refers to Mohammed as the one who drew out the spear because Mohammed was known as the “prophet of the sword” and that this could not refer to Yeshua (Jesus) because He never came bearing a sword or spear.
· Muslims say that the “Comforter” in John 14:16, 15:26 and 16:7 is referring to Mohammed just because the Greek word “paraclete” is similat like the word used in Sura 61:6 where Muhammed is called Allah’s “periclytos” or “praised one.”
· The Prophet was to be “from the midst” of them, meaning a countrymen, in other words an Israelite, not an Arab. Yeshua fulfilled this passage perfectly for He was a Prophet and a countrymen (Luke 13:33, Gal. 4:4) and spoke what God the Father commanded Him (John 8:28).
· We note that this is geographically and impossibility; Paran and Seir are in the Sinai Peninsula near Egypt (Gen. 14:6, Num. 10:12; 12:16-13:3). Seir is nowhere near where Yeshua (Jesus) ministered and Paran is nowhere near Mecca where Mohammed ministered. Yeshua was never in Seir and Mohammed is not recorded as even being in or having a vision in of the LORD in Paran.
· We believe that the person spoken of in this passage is God and hence Yeshua (Jesus) for Yeshua came out of God (John 1, John 8:58, John 17) and that Yeshua will come bearing a sword as it says in Revelation 19:15 “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
· Paraclete and periclytos are two totally different words. Yeshua himself identifies this “paraclete” or “Comforter” as the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) in John 14:26 given to Yeshua’s followers which occurred in Acts 1:4-5; 2:1-4 which is 10 later days on Shavuot (Pentecost) and not 600 years later. Also, the “Comforter” would be with God’s people forever. This cannot be Mohammed, he has been dead over 1300 years.
No, Mohammed was not prophesied in the Bible.
Islam has more in common with Netzarim Judaism than it does with Christianity.
- Holy Books
- A Future Judgment
The only difference is that Allah is not YHWH, and Netzarim Jews do not believe that the Koran is the inspired Word of God, nor that Mohammed is a prophet.
- Scheduled times of prayer: Salah – Shacarit, Mincha, Ma’ariv. Both face East.
- Giving Alms Zakat – Tzedakah
- Fasting during Ramadan (Sawm) – Fasting during Yom Kippur
- Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) – Pilgrimage to Israel – Aliah
- Zionists – Shiites
- Alichem Shalom – Woah Allah Coom Salam – May God give peace unto you as well.
- Islam – Arabic