What is the greatest problem that any Christian could have with the Qur'an?
(For any Christian who has TRULY studied the Qur'an, there can be only one.)
"The Qur'an states, clearly and repeatedly, that God has no Son."
For us, this is not a new problem: it is an old problem.
For God, it has never been a problem.
The eternal dilemma of man . . . what to do about God!
For you see, it is only mankind who has divided our ONE LORD into many pieces: and then declared unto ourselves, "A piece for every people!” Well, this is mankind’s short-coming. For God has no short-comings: neither does He have any faults!
We, mankind, have ALL lost the desire to learn about God: beyond the final words of "our own particular Scripture!"
Oh, but God has never stopped teaching mankind, or His entire world EVER!
(It is only mankind who has lost the desire to learn . . . from God's Scriptures: sent down to "other" folks!)
(To any Christian who intends to never read God's Qur'an, this letter will not help you.
Never mind your religion; never mind Western Beliefs about "Arabs."
But, Christians! . . . do mind . . . GOD. Read God's Qur'an!
Because about one-fifth of God's Word, in the Qur'an, is spent teaching Christians and Jews "how they have failed God," and it did so, some six-hundred years after Jesus departed this world. And these teachings/warnings follow, exactly, those warnings which Paul, Peter, John, and James sent to this world, through their "letters."
Please know now! Everything you are about to read shall be proved . . . by way of your Bible!) You know that Bible: it is "that Book" where, when you reach the last page . . . you STOP learning about this world's ETERNAL GOD!
(Muslims . . . please do learn from this letter. Because you have failed God, more than any other!)
HOW MANKIND UNDERSTANDS SCRIPTURE:
Jews: you understand the plurality of God (meaning Elohim), better than anyone in this world. Elohim! is a plural word:
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Jews: teach this world the true nature of God so they can better understand their own Scripture! And how God's Word is ETERNAL!
Christians: you understand the Word of God, better than anyone in this world; because God's Word was sent to all who might believe.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word (author's note - this means Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.
And let NO PERSON EVER FORGET! (Christ, the Word, speaking:)
John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Christians: here is further wisdom! When you read God's Word in the Qur'an, and you see "Us, We, or Our," know that it refers to God, the Father. When you see the words "I, Me, or Mine," know that it is Christ (not Jesus!) speaking in the Qur'an. Jesus knew he would die. Jesus died! The New Testament teaches this difference. The Qur'an also teaches this difference (even though the Muslims do not understand this part of their Scripture: it is all there). Jesus was raised, as Christ. Know the difference! The Qur'an teaches that Jesus was returned to God, as Christ. No difference! Christ was with God in the beginning! But not as God's Son. To call Jesus (or Christ) the Son of God is to belittle Christ (and also rob Him of His part of Elohim). Christ's work (in this world) did not begin with the birth of Jesus; Christ's work (in this world) did not end with the death of Jesus. Jesus said (himself, in the Gospel) that He had other sheep (elsewhere in this world) to bring into God's fold.
Muslims: you understand God's final Truth better than anyone in this world; because God has taught you exactly how mankind has failed Him. You possess the final Scripture of Allah (God) sent down to this world. God has made some incredible promises to mankind: through earlier Scriptures. But which is more important? That Scripture which carries the Promise; or that Scripture which teaches mankind how they "might" never receive the Promise? God taught, to Muhammad, that your Scripture would have final authority over all others. This is not because you are any better than other people! No, it is because: that by way of your Scripture, He was truly correcting those mistakes mankind had made regarding prior Scriptures. Do you understand these words? Have you truly corrected mankind using beautiful words and beautiful teachings? THE CORRECTING IS FROM GOD: you merely CARRY His truths to the rest of mankind! (As your Qur'an teaches you to so do.)
So . . . Muslims . . . have you taught these corrections of the LORD, or have you thought yourselves to be better than all others upon this Earth? The Jews used to feel this way, the Christians used to feel this way (and to some degree, still do), but you Muslims are "supposed to" know better! Your Scripture teaches this! Oh, the lives we do live; and the vanities we do pursue in this world. The verses of your Scripture prove this very fact. (Yes, this Christian author is being just a bit harsh on all Muslims here. Does the Qur'an, in verse 46:10, not grant this right?)
Muslims: set your Arab ways aside, just a bit, and teach this world that the Qur'an can help every person who ever drew a breath. Teach this world of the ancient Truths sent down in your Scriptures! The prophet, Muhammad, taught you to do this! Do not fail your prophet, Muhammad: do not fail Allah! One mankind: one Allah (God). This, exactly, is what you Muslims know: more so than any other people upon this earth!
TO ALL OF MANKIND: when God's Scriptures were, long ago, sent down to this world, this world was a very, very big place. Today, this world has become a very small place; and Satan is using this fact to his advantage; mankind is not using this fact to its advantage. (Meaning to tie all known Scriptures of God into one unifying Truth of God.) Satan is plying one "people" against another, as never before seen; and honestly, Satan is winning. Look at your world today and then deny this truth. But God has made certain that His Eternal Truth for this world is available to us; so that our future is still available to us.
TO ALL OF MANKIND: defend yourselves; and return to the One God of Adam, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham! God states, in His final Scripture, that any Jew who "truly" follows the Torah can go to Heaven. God states that any Christian who "truly" follows the Gospel can go to Heaven. Likewise with any Muslim and any other person who "truly" follows that Scripture which was sent to them. (God names these others in His final Scripture.) It is quite possible that God sent various, but adequate, Truths to various peoples: knowing that this world would eventually become a very small place, as it is today. Knowing "all," God also knew that "the entirety" of His Scriptures would be readily available to this latter generation also. God is this perfect! God has seen to it that only one decision is required on our part, for us to find His Truth. That one decision is for us to "merely have the desire" to find our One Eternal God. He has made sure that everything mankind requires to resist Satan is available to mankind! (This is how perfect God is.) Everything we require to fulfill that decision has been here for thousands of years.
As a side note: Satan is NOT "all knowing" and all Scriptures teach this. But Satan has had hundreds, even thousands, of years to pervert the way mankind views God's Truth. It happened in our earliest days: Noah proved this. It happened to the Jews: Christ proved this. It happened to the Christians: the Book of Revelation proves this. It happened to the Muslims: today's events prove this. (Honestly, any good Muslim will admit that their faith has enormous problems today. The Muslim faith is earnestly searching for God's Truths today, also.) But Satan never saw (and is not prepared for) mankind combining all of God's Scriptures into One Truth: meaning that mankind might finally understand that there is only One God who invented one mankind. Regarding this One Truth, Satan can never defeat God's True Majesty!
Whoever you are, let go of your past; let go of today; seize the future that God has waiting for you . . . in Heaven!
Why? Because of what Christ taught this entire world:
John 8:56 (Christ speaking) "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad."
So . . . the Truth of God is: that Jews, Christians, and Muslims all worship the same God!
They just don't know enough about God because they all refuse to examine (and accept) the others' Scriptures.
Meaning God's Scriptures!
Now . . . the proof of God's Qur'an, according to HIS SCRIPTURE:
God has no son! The Qur'an (God's Scripture) teaches this fact. Honestly, it takes a few chapters, in the Qur'an, for this Truth to be revealed. Most Christians will set the Qur'an aside, at this point, as blasphemy: never reaching this very truth being explained, fully, and later in the Qur'an. Therefore, this truth of the Qur'an shall be explained here, using only the Bible. Fortunately, this answer can be found in the Bible. Even more fortunately, the Biblical answer to this question proves that the Qur'an is, indeed, the continuing Scripture of God, in this world. But first, you must come to understand how God has always tied His Scriptures together. Always! But mankind has never taken the time to understand Scriptures given to "other" people. Read on:
Have you ever noticed, in Hollywood movies, that when there is to be a sequel, a hint is always given at the end of the movie you are watching? The good guy kills the bad guy; and about five seconds before the movie ends, you see the bad guy's hand twitch. End of show! We all understand how this works. This is easy for us. Well, Hollywood did not invent this technique, God invented it some 2,500 years ago: with a fellow named Malachi. Believe it or not, God has always used the "tail-end" of every major Scripture to introduce His next Scripture in this world. And He did this for a reason! God knows how mankind perceives truth.
A CRITICAL TRUTH OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
Examine the last chapter of the Old Testament: just the two final verses of the Old Testament, to be exact. (Only the King James Version of the Bible will be illustrated here: for many reasons.)
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
END OF THE OLD TESTAMENT!
Of no importance, here in this letter, Elijah was one of only three people, in the Bible, who never died (Enoch, Melchizedek, and then Elijah). Elijah was taken away in a chariot of fire, driven by angels:
2Kings 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
2Kings 2:10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
2Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
And of course, true to God's Word, Elijah did come before Christ, using the name "John the Baptist." Christ speaking:
Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Matthew 11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
Matthew 11:14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. (Elias is the Greek word for Elijah.)
Matthew 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Remember always: when God uses this phrase, pay very close attention.)
Back to the topic-at-hand, why would God use Elijah, some 800 years, after Elijah was taken away? God could have used anyone to be a prophet, announcing Christ to this world. God could have used one of the Apostles, Paul, Lazarus, Nicodemus, or anyone He chose, really. Why did God use Elijah? This is important. There can be only one reason: TO TIE GOD'S OLD TESTAMENT TO THE NEW! God closed over 3,000 years of Scripture with His promise that Elijah (long since gone, when this promise was made to Malachi) would appear in the New Testament. Then, God opened the New Testament (almost immediately) with the appearance of Elijah: as John the Baptist. John appears about two pages into the beginning of the New Testament. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear:
Just how important was Elijah? (Meaning John the Baptist?) Christ answers that question:
Luke 7:28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
(Clearly, Elijah, or John the Baptist, performed a very special "function" in God's Plan for this world. This is quite a statement that Christ just made!)
My friend, Biblical scholars have always understood how God tied the Old Testament to the New Testament above: none of this is new. Indeed, this is easy for Biblical scholars because God's Truth is easy for mankind: if, if, IF: mankind desires to understand.
You have been given an easy example of Hollywood's sequels; and you have been given an easy example of God's sequels in the Bible. Now, are you ready for an incredible leap from the Bible? To God's other Scriptures, elsewhere in this world? Never mind this author: this author is nothing. God has placed His clues everywhere in this world: you know He has!
Biblical scholars have never had the desire to understand "other Scriptures of God in this world." This is not God's fault, it is our fault. Your heart tells you this.
So . . . can God tie the New Testament to "other Scriptures of God in this world?" (Meaning, here in this letter, the Qur'an?) Well, of course He can; and of course He did. And guess where He did it? There can be only one place. Learn, for the first time, a very special Truth (intentionally placed) in God's closing words of the New Testament. Believe what you read and please do ask yourself some hard questions.
Remember, for any Christian who reads the Qur'an with an open heart, they can only have one question regarding the Qur'an! How can God not have a Son? Everything else in the Qur'an matches the Bible perfectly! Even the uniqueness of Elijah can be found in the Qur'an, repeatedly.
Regarding the “Heavenly place” that God/Allah grants to Jesus, in the Qur’an, there is absolutely no other person described by Allah (in the Qur’an) that even comes close to the place Jesus held, in the past, and will hold, in the future, with Allah! ALL THIS . . . because Jesus was “called back” to Heaven after His death! Even Muslims fail to understand the “Heavenly Origin” which God/Allah describes to this world, regarding Jesus in His Qur’an. (Because Muslim refuse to acknowledge God’s Wisdom and Truths as placed in the Bible.) No other person is described in such a way: in God’s Qur’an! Indeed, no other person in all of mankind’s history, anywhere upon this earth (or anywhere in God’s various Scriptures placed upon this earth) is described in such a way! Again, even Muslims fail to understand the importance of this Truth found in their Qur'an. Oh, they try to explain-it-away as a “known lie” which Christians deliberately placed in all translations, beginning with the first Council of Nicea: some 300 years after the death of Jesus. This enormous “Muslim dilemma” has forced the Muslim faith to invent, ”in their minds," a fictitious “Book of Q” or the “Q Document” which will, someday, in the future, provide the “real gospel” which was brought from Jesus: because God/Allah WOULD NEVER EVER reveal such truths as spoken, by way of Jesus, in the known Gospel . . . TO THE HATED CHRISTIANS of this world. (Meaning the Christians which the Muslim faith, today, hates!) And oh, how this world’s hatreds can destroy so many of God’s Truths which have been sent down to this world.) God knew what He was teaching Muhammad; it is only Muslims, today, who refuse to accept God's words and God’s Truths! (And Christians: do know that you are in no way, EXEMPT, from God’s Truths teaching the consequences of “mankind’s failures” regarding His Scriptures: as sent down to other places of His Earth!)
So Christians, given this . . . you will now be asked a very difficult question here.
If a brutal Truth of God is presented to you, are you able to accept it? If just one known Truth of God disagrees with what you have been taught (for all of your Christian life!) can you able to accept this Truth of God? Two questions, honestly, but they are one-in-the-same.
Never, but ever, allow someone's questions to offend you regarding your faith in God! Questions are good; questions test your faith! If your faith in God is true (to God), then the final answer cannot possibly disappoint you. Because this is of God, know now that the final answer shall be simple and elegant. Again, questions do nothing . . . but force you to examine your faith. And this is good for the soul.
Few will be able to answer the question above because few will be able to overcome the "years" of religious vanities they have been taught. Mom and Dad (and our grandparents) have taught us well: oh, we are so lucky to have been born, here today, as Christians! My friend, mankind's time here is so, so short: but God's time is eternal. And this is your key: God has been here forever, but you have only been here for a few fleeting moments, really. Also, you will have to be brutally honest with yourself because this question comes from your very own Bible. And this Biblical question regards God's children: elsewhere in this world! Remember this, because this is what makes it hard.
So . . . if God can tie the Old Testament to the New, can God tie the New Testament to the Qur'an? Of course He can: and it can only be in one place:
A CRITICAL TRUTH OF THE NEW TESTAMENT - NEVER BEFORE UNDERSTOOD BY CHRISTIANS!
(AND GOD'S BIBLICAL PROOF OF HIS QUR'AN!)
You see . . . the Muslims do not own the Qur'an. God owns His Qur'an: He merely sent it down to this entire world, "through" the Muslim faith! Oh, it is so important that this world learns this Truth regarding all of God's Scriptures.
Now, in the final chapter of God's Book of Revelation, sent down to this entire world, "through" the Christian faith, John thinks he is talking to an angel:
Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Revelation 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Revelation 22:6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
Revelation 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
Revelation 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
So, who was John talking to? Obviously, this was not an angel. (And by the way, this same underlined sentence above in Revelation 22:9 is found, nearly word-for-word, in the Qur'an.) Read on:
Revelation 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Side note to Jews, Christians, and Muslims: this last verse, too, is repeated, nearly word-for-word, later in the Qur'an. It is a major teaching, of the Qur'an, which radical Muslims fail to understand! This proving: that terrorists are NOT Muslims. Good Muslims understand this. Good Muslims are ashamed of terrorists!
Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Oops, John has been talking to Jesus all along: John only thought he was talking to an angel. Read these verses again . . . and verify them yourself. There can be no doubt: John fell down to worship at Jesus' feet just a few moments before this! Jesus told John not to do this! Jesus told him that he was a fellowservant. Jesus said "worship God." (see 22:9 above: this is a critical truth!)
Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Revelation 22:19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Now, why would Jesus testify that GOD (meaning the FATHER) will do this-or-that in these last two verses? Why didn't Jesus say "I will do this-or-that?"
So who was Christ? Obviously, there are a few things Christ never explained to us. He is called (by others) the Son of God everywhere in the New Testament. Maybe, just maybe, we do not understand what "Son of God" means. So, just who was Christ?
A CRITICAL TRUTH OF CHRIST:
The term "Son of God" appears in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, but 17 times.
The Gospel of John is different from the other three: this is another spectacular story though (well beyond the scope of this letter). A hint of this story was given at the beginning of this letter. The full answer regarding this story is found in the book of Enoch. But, basically, the reason the Gospel of John is spectacular is because it was clearly written "after" John went to Heaven to learn the Book of Revelation (as evidenced by its first verse!). Only John testified of Christ's true relationship with God, the Father. Again, this is the matter for another book.
Now, in the first three Gospels, only "others" called Jesus the Son of God. Not once (meaning NOT ONCE!) did Jesus EVER call Himself the "Son of God" in Matthew, Mark, or Luke.
Given this: the term "Son of man," which is what Jesus always called Himself, appears 69 times in these same three books. All of this is important! Never mind this author: please verify this yourself! And please use the authorized version: meaning the King James Version. (You can find it, given freely, at www.biblegateway.com )
By the way, the term "Son of man" (with the capital "S") appears in the Old Testament nearly 100 times. Including Daniel's vision. Yes, Daniel also saw the "Son of God" in the fire, with his three friends, but that was only Daniel describing Christ. This all proving, that Christ was, is, and shall be.
Christians! Read your Gospel once again; for Christ is screaming at you here. Regarding Matthew, Mark, and Luke, never once, did Jesus call Himself the "Son of God." Never once! While here on this earth, Jesus only called Himself the "Son of man." Never once did another being call Jesus the "Son of man." Jesus only called Himself the "Son of man" while others only called Him the "Son of God." Please, please learn your Scripture. Your Scripture completely agrees with that of the Old Testament and that of the Qur'an! Again, the Gospel of John is not included in the statements of this paragraph because it was written after he had visited Heaven. John's first chapter proves this! All of this is explained here on this website (please see our Book of Enoch download page).
Regarding Christian Scripture; Luke, going through the lineage of mankind (including Christ), even calls Adam "the son of God."
Luke 3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. (You will find this in the Torah also.)
It is quite possible that the term "son of God" merely means that God created that "being." God truly created Adam and God truly created the body of Jesus. No one can dispute this: even the Qur'an states this clearly.
Now, back to the point being discussed. Jesus speaking:
Revelation 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: WORSHIP GOD.
Whatever the Truth of God is, in Revelation 22:9, God intentionally placed it in the closing words of the New Testament. God shall finish it in the Qur'an (just as God finished the story of Elijah in the Gospel). In this . . . trust God!
My friend, it shall only get easier from this point forward. God's true Glory is about to be revealed. But please do consider, now, why Christ spoke the above words to John: in the closing words of the New Testament.
Know now . . . that God's Glory is much greater than any person can possibly imagine. God would never disappoint you: trust Him with this. "Any person" includes Muslims, Jews, Christians, and above all, the unbelievers.
Why would God, or Christ, put this information here, in the New Testament's final verses? Jesus had the entire Gospel to detail this information for mankind. But He waited for the Revelation which took place after He left this world. If you wish to reconcile Revelation 22:9 to your Christian beliefs: please do so, but DO NOT do so using the letters (Epistles) of Paul, John, Peter, etc.. The Word of God (meaning Christ!) must absolutely come before any letters of His Disciples (meaning other men)! You know this to be true. This is a matter for later discussion, but it boils down to the fact that the later letters ASSUME the reader understands God's original Word as spoken by Jesus. The later letters KNOW they come second to the Word of God: indeed, they only begin where the Word of God (meaning Christ) ended.
Side note: What Christians have done (and the Qur'an teaches this very fact); is to place the letters (and teachings) of Paul, Peter, James, and others, AHEAD OF THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST. We take a few sentences from the "letters" and then place them above the simple, and honest, teachings of Christ. It is wrong for us to do this! We, here today, truly have done this! The "letters" in the New Testament praise the work, and the deeds, and the level of Christ: as they truly should. But then, we Christians forget how Christ taught that His position was so far below that of God, the Father's! Christ's position was absolutely below the Will of the Father! More than this, Christ's position was dependant upon the Will of the Father! Christ said so, Himself! Paul, Peter, James, and the others never intended for us to forget this. Our mistake, is our mistake. The Qur'an teaches all of these very facts. The Qur'an teaches that Christ's Words were perfect. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Believe it or not, of all the Qur'an teaches about Christians, it boils down to this very truth. Christians can be very good people, but Christians, through their worship, place Christ ahead of the Father! Christ never taught this! So, is the Qur'an wrong? Forget the Qur'an for now; are Christians wrong in doing this? Forget Christians for now; was Christ wrong in asking us to worship the Father? Forget Christ for now; is God, the Father, wrong in asking us to worship Him first?
Are you getting the gist of this conversation? If this author has failed in the above words, then please allow one example to settle in your heart:
You are somehow transformed: and find yourself in Heaven (tonight, as you sleep). You look up, and find yourself standing before Christ. You immediately bow yourself to His feet, kiss His feet, and heap praise upon His Greatness. Maybe you weep, maybe you are so ashamed of yourself, that you turn your face away from Him. But then He calls your name. You tell Him how much you love Him and utter praise-upon-praise toward Christ. All the while, you don't even see the rest of Elohim (the plural part of God, including the Father, placed at the front of the Elohim line) standing next to Christ. All of your praises and emotions are directed only to Christ. Why did this happen? Because your "religion" never taught you about Elohim: and Christ's place below the Father. Read your Scripture once more: you will find this very Truth in your Gospel; and you will find it, repeatedly. Christ always taught this. But your "religion" has failed to teach this critical truth of Elohim.
But now, see your transformation from Christ's side (this is important). This child of yours is doing a truly wonderful thing, but how do you, Christ, feel? The rest of Elohim is being ignored, but the rest of Elohim is greater than you are! Not one praise is uttered toward the Father. The Father is being ignored, but the Father is greater than you are. Everything you were allowed to do, on earth, was granted (and even more so, given) by the Father's Grace. While here, you (Christ) taught your earthly children to pray only to the Father. You, Christ, have "just recently" taken your eternal place upon the Throne in God's Kingdom: because of your works on earth. In fact, until recently, you used to sit at the "footstool." (A hint for Biblical scholars! Know the purpose of a "footstool.") You, Christ, are the rookie, so-to-speak. If you were Christ, in this story, how would you feel (with this happening right next to your Beloved Father?)
Maybe, just maybe, you would make sure your earthly Testament ended with the following words:
Revelation 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: WORSHIP GOD.
This was a simple illustration: the details of which are fully proved in this author's fourth book of Wisdom.
This author shall digress just for a few moments, while this Truth of God is fresh in your memory. We shall shortly return to what Christians are to do about this great Biblical Truth of God.
Christians: this author promised you a "brutal Truth" here in this letter. Well, here it is. And it comes from the Qur'an; after being taught in the Bible. Jesus was the son of God exactly as Adam was the son of God: and they both died. God created them both, here on this earth. Christ, however, was much, much, more than this (see John 1:1 again). The only other mistake Christians have made is that they have forgotten God, the Father. (Just one problem really: manifested in two ways.) Oh, this author brought it to you from the Bible, but only because this is the SOLE DISAGREEMENT any Christian can have with the Qur'an: everything else in the Qur'an matches the Bible perfectly! This Christian author's first book of Truth teaches this in great detail!
And here is a brutal Truth for Muslims: you do not understand this very Truth from the Qur'an yourself! This author will not quote the Qur'an, here in this letter, because all Muslims know their Scripture. But you do not fully understand your Scripture! Having never understood prior Scriptures (including the Revelation!), you completely missed this teaching, and others, in your Qur'an. Well, this author was raised with the teachings of Christ; and this story literally "jumped out of the pages of your Qur'an!" Christ was not the Son of God! He was more than the Son of God! It was your Qur'an that answered every question this Christian author ever had: regarding Christ's place upon this "entire world"! Had you learned the "Bible" Scriptures that Muhammad told you to learn, this story would have "jumped out of the pages of your Qur'an" to you. Both Scriptures teach that to call Christ the "Son of God," is to BELITTLE Allah (meaning GOD) Himself! You understand this basic Truth that has been placed in your Qur'an, but shame on you for not discovering the Truth of God's Scriptures, which have been made clear in your Qur'an. And shame on you for NOT TEACHING THAT PART OF ALLAH'S TRUTH WHICH YOU KNEW, to this entire world. You shall be questioned about this on Judgment Day. This world has become a very small place, recently, and shame on you for not teaching the "Truths" you knew!
Muslims . . . there are other Truths you have not explained from your Qur'an: you know what these Truths are. Oh, you are permitted to continue hating the West (meaning Christians) and hating the Jews in Israel. You are permitted to do this . . . for a while. But you will be questioned one day. You, and this author, shall be questioned. This author barely understands your Qur'an. Do you fear Judgment Day? This author does. You are permitted to feel anything you want to feel in this world, but, do you fear Judgment Day?
Christians are nothing, in this world, but they possess an incredible Truth of God. Muslims are nothing, in this world, but they possess an incredible Truth of God. (Same with the Jews.) God's Truth is all that matters; and we ALL stand opposed to God's Truth, in one way, or another. (Muslim radicals being the perfect example. True Muslims are "ashamed" of Muslim radicals.) Now, true Muslims are allowed to sit back and watch this Christian author teach the Qur'an to the Western World, using beautiful words and beautiful teachings. The terms "beautiful words" and "beautiful teachings" mean something special to all Muslims. Or did they only mean something to those living while Muhammad walked this earth? The terms "beautiful words" and "beautiful teachings" come from the Qur'an; and they stand opposed to the hatred which many Muslims, today, feel toward the rest of this small world. Oh, this author shall make his mistakes, along the way. This author is a Westerner: this author does not understand the true beauty of the Qur'an. But this author must try! Having read the Qur'an, and seeing the Truth of God therein, this author must try!
This author fears Judgment Day. Of all this author has learned, over many years, the one Truth that cannot be denied is the simple fact that Judgment Day shall come to each and every person: there is no escaping this Truth and there is no denying this Truth. We are allowed to deny many things in this life: God's Scriptures (all over this world) teach us this. All one can do, honestly, is to live according to this Great Truth of God, daily, and then ask for God's Mercy on that day (meaning Judgment Day). What Mercy? Mercy for "those days" we forgot this Great Truth.
The Bible teaches that this Great Truth was created by God . . . the day mankind first sinned. This is a great lesson completely missed by all of mankind: the true (and only) reason mankind was thrown out of the garden of Eden. Oh, mankind was never thrown out of the garden because of sin. Mankind was thrown out of the garden because the Tree of Life was there. Read the Book of Genesis (3:22 - 3:23): Judgment Day was created the day the Tree of Life was taken from mankind!
This author sincerely apologizes for departing from the main topic, but this author must allow the "departure" to remain in this letter. Only because the departure was all about One God. Back to the topic-at-hand:
Have you considered what Christ said in the verses above? And how this Truth fits into Christian beliefs? This Truth of God, as presented by Christ, in the final chapter of the New Testament, doesn't EXACTLY fit into Christian beliefs, does it?
Well, honestly, it does . . . if Christians make just one small adjustment in their beliefs! Is there a chance that Christians might not know everything about Christ? Is there a chance that Christians might not understand everything about the "nature of God?" Have you had time to think about why Christ put these verses in the FINAL chapter of the entire Bible?
God knows mankind and God knows mankind's mind. Trust God to present His magnificent Truth to mankind! God presents His Scriptures in a Perfect Order so as to allow mankind to see His magnificent Truths in this world: if, if, if mankind is willing to follow God's Truths, no matter where they lead.
This design, of God, is a perfect counter-balance to mankind's free-will: the free-will only works on our behalf if we follow God's Truths placed upon this earth. What are these Truths? God's Scripture! (And yes, this includes the teachings of the Buddha, Confucius, and others: the Qur'an names many others.) Mankind can deviate from the Truth as far as it will, but the more we deviate, the more God's Truth stands against us. This, exactly, is how those who have hit rock-bottom are able to find their way back in this world. Have you ever wondered why God has a very special love for those who find Him, after they were totally lost in this world of ours? God has taught this Truth to the Jews, God has taught this Truth to the Christians, and God has taught this Truth to the Muslims. Believe it or not, God has taught this Truth to the Hindus, Buddhists, Confucianists, and to every native people upon this earth. All of this is found in God's various Scriptures upon this earth. It is only we, mankind, who deny other Scriptures placed upon this earth: with other folks, in other lands.
(This last sentence, you just read, might be the most important sentence ever written by this pathetic author.)
Trust God to present His magnificent Truth, to mankind, in a Perfect Order!
Any true believer of God can clearly see that the final chapter of His New Testament was God giving this world His clue about His forthcoming Qur'an. Why? Because the Qur'an addresses this Truth perfectly! Later verses of the Qur'an teach that Christians, today, sell God short: regarding the Truth of Christ! There is a long-answer to this matter (and a magnificent Truth it reveals regarding God), but the short-answer to this matter is this: (the long answer was given in this author's second and fourth books of Wisdom)
Jesus was a man, nothing more. He was born, He lived for thirty-something years, and He died. He was the Son of man. Oh, He did much, for God the Father, but He was still a man. He never, once, told us to worship Him; in fact, He only told us to worship the Father, pray to the Father, and obey the Father's Commandments. He also taught, clearly, that all of His works (in this world) came by the permission of God, the Father. Christians fully understand the term (in this world), but Muslims do not. The Qur'an teaches how Jesus was the only person resurrected to Heaven. (The literal translation from the Qur'an is: "brought back" to Heaven: meaning He was there BEFORE, proving that Heaven is WHERE HE CAME FROM!) But for some reason, Muslims seem to totally ignore this Truth (and its apparent correlation to all other Scriptures). As a side note: correlating Scriptures to Jesus can be difficult, but correlating Scriptures to Christ is quite easy. This still does not excuse Christians for their errors, detailed above. Jews have their shortcomings, Christians have their shortcomings, and Muslims have their shortcomings. God has no shortcomings!
Christ was God (the true correlation to all other Scriptures): the very special Gospel of John reveals this in detail. Know now that the Gospel of John was the last Gospel to be written: and it was written after John returned from Heaven (where he learned the book of Revelation). Notice how John wrote the only Gospel that explained the "place of Christ" in Heaven and the "place of Christ" with God (meaning Elohim). Only John teaches that it was Christ who made this world, Christ who made mankind, Christ who spoke to Abraham, and Christ who spoke to Moses. And as you will learn one day, it was Christ who sent the Qur'an down to this earth: believe it or not, the Bible teaches this also (yes, by John again, in John 10:16 - a great transliteration in the Gospel! G833 for those prone to such research. Revelation 11:2 being another of the KJV translators!). But, and this is important, Christ gave up all of His heavenly authority when He came down to live on this earth: using the body of Jesus. Also, Christ came here only to glorify God, the Father: and rightly so. (Christ stated all of this clearly.)
Given this . . .
To call Jesus the "Son of God" is incorrect. He only called Himself the Son of man. The Qur'an teaches this.
To call Christ the "Son of God" is to sell Christ short of His true Glory as God (part of the plural term "Elohim," meaning God). The Gospel of John, and the Revelation of John teaches this very Truth. The Qur'an teaches this also. Obviously, Christ did not want to reveal the exact nature of His being part of Elohim (God). That exact part must remain a mystery because Christ chose not to reveal it to us. Oh, He had time to do so, but clearly chose not to.
The person we are talking about was the "Messiah." The Old Testament teaches about the Messiah, the New Testament teaches about the Messiah, and the Qur'an teaches about the Messiah. There is only one Messiah taught throughout all Scriptures upon this earth; and no "one people" owns this Messiah! Maybe, just maybe, mankind should learn what the "Messiah" is! All Scriptures teach that the "Messiah" was to be God, Himself, the most special messenger ever sent to this world! This messenger coming down to this world, AS ONE OF US, to teach us about life in this world, to teach us of God's place in this world, to teach us of God's good news to mankind (regarding our future in the Kingdom of God), and to teach us about our impending Judgment Day: where every person, no exceptions allowed, shall answer to God regarding the deeds of their life.
The Messiah belongs to no group, no church, no nation, no faith, or no people. The Messiah belongs to God, the Father. All Scriptures teach this very fact. This is a fact that each person must come to accept, in their own way.
KNOWING ALL OF THIS . . .
Read the Qur'an. More than this! Read ALL of the Scriptures of God just once more; and when you get to the parts about Jesus (or Christ) NOT being the Son of God, you will not be offended, you will learn a few things you missed the first time, and you will truly understand how magnificent the Scriptures of God are. Not because it might be of the Arabs, of the Jews, or of the Christians (who are all truly fine people upon this earth), but because it is the Scripture of God.
God's Scriptures are magnificent only because . . . they are NOT for the Jews, they are NOT for the Arabs, they are NOT for the Christians: God's Scriptures are for all mankind! Trust in God that He will prove your Bible, in the Qur'an. Trust in God that He will prove your Qur'an, in the Bible. Oops, this author apologizes, sincerely, for those last two sentences. Please change them to: Trust in God that He will prove His Bible, in His Qur'an. Trust in God that He will prove His Qur'an, in His Bible. (And, while you are at it, learn the reason for this author's changing the last two statements!)
Abraham proved himself to God, by offering his son to God. So, just how much of a sacrifice are you being asked to make, here?
Yaweh? Christ? Allah? The Great Spirit? From now on, you can be amused at the various names mankind has for God: because you know they matter not. Abraham never called God by any of these names? It made no matter to God.
One God . . . one mankind. This is all that matters.
My beloved friend, much has been presented to you, here in this letter. But, there remains one incredible Truth still. So, to help you further, an old Truth (from God) shall be presented once again:
If God can tie the Old Testament to the New, can God tie the New Testament to the Qur'an?
Once you have answered this to your own satisfaction, there is one more Truth which presents itself:
If God can tie the Old Testament to the New, and God can tie the New Testament to the Qur'an, can God tie the Qur'an to mankind's future?
Well, of course He can, and guess where He did it? There can be only one place. Please set aside your Christian vanities, your American vanities, your Western vanities, or just your personal vanities; because the Scriptures within God's Qur'an carry a message that even the Arabs do not understand this day! Every Muslim knows that the Qur'an is not in chronological order: meaning the Book is not in the same order which God taught to Muhammad. When God finished giving the Qur'an to Muhammad, God then gave Muhammad the exact order (placement) of His Teachings within the Qur'an. Every Muslim child understands that God gave Muhammad the Perfect Order of His Qur'an. This means (among other things) that God chose the closing words of the Qur'an.
The final verses of God's Qur'an present an incredible hint of mankind's future (meaning us, here today)! Whether you consider mankind's future to be bleak, or glorious, is your decision: but this future, indeed, is presented to mankind in the final verses of the Qur'an. Why? Because this future is now! Here today!
THE CLOSING VERSES OF THE QUR'AN (God's clue regarding the future of His Truth in this world):
People, seek refuge with God and His Ways! Now is the time of the evil one who whispers into the hearts of mankind.
Oh, my friend, know now that the whisperer has been whispering: and mankind has been listening. Learn these closing words of the Qur'an because they are the final words of the Word of God to mankind.
Given this Truth of God, God now leaves the details of mankind to be written by mankind, itself. And written it is, because happened it has. Every Scripture of God teaches that "now is the time of God." Watch; and prepare yourself. Nearly everything that has been written about mankind: has happened. This is God's time now.
Everything God has written about Himself . . . is about to happen.
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