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Jamie wrote:

Hi, guys —

A friend of mine was telling me that the Prophet of Islam is mentioned in the Bible.

  1. John chapter 14:16: "And I will pray to the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever."
  2. Gospel of John chapter 15:26: "But when the Comforter comes, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me."
  3. Gospel of John chapter 16:7: "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for
    you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if
    I depart, I will send him unto you".
  4. "Ahmed" or "Muhammad" meaning "the one who praises" or "the praised one" is almost the translation of the Greek word Periclytos.

In the Gospel of John 14:16, 15:26, and 16:7 the word Comforter is used in the English translation for the Greek word Paracletos which means advocate or a kind friend rather than a comforter. Paracletos is the warped reading for Periclytos. Jesus (pbuh) actually prophesied Ahmed by name. Even the Greek word Paraclete refers to the Prophet (pbuh) who is a mercy for all creatures.

Some Christians say that the Comforter mentioned in these prophecies refers to the Holy Spirit. They fail to realize that the prophecy clearly says that only if Jesus (pbuh) departs will the Comforter come. The Bible states that the Holy Spirit was already present on earth before and during the time of Jesus (pbuh), in the womb of Elizabeth, and again when Jesus (pbuh) was being baptized, hence this prophecy refers to none other than Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

  1. Gospel of John chapter 16:12-14: "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you unto all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me."

The Spirit of Truth, spoken about in this prophecy refers to none other than Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Note: All quotations of the Bible are taken from the King James Version.

  • How should one counter these arguments ?

Thank you.

Jamie

  { How would you reply to arguments that "the One I will send you from the Father", is Muhammad? }

John replied:

Dear Jamie,

This is pure heresy and indeed blasphemy. The Spirit is the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity that was given to Christians on Pentecost in the book of Acts chapter 2. To equate Mohammed with the Holy Spirit that indwells each Christian is blasphemy.

The Holy Spirit is God, just as Jesus and the Father are God.

The Koran is full of errors, heresy, and blasphemy. Mohammed could not have heard from an the Angel Gabriel, because Gabriel announced the birth of Christ.

When Mary arrived to see Elizabeth whilst pregnant with Jesus, Elizabeth, speaking prophetically, said:
"Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me." (Luke 1:43)

The Apostle John wrote in his epistle:
"he who denies that God was manifest in the flesh is Anti-Christ." (2 John 1:7)

St. Paul wrote to Timothy:
great is the mystery of our faith, God was manifest in the flesh. (1 Timothy 3:16)

St. Paul also said:
Satan comes as an Angel of Light and his ministers as ministers of righteousness.
(2 Corinthians 11:14-15)

He also wrote:
"If someone including an Angel comes with a different gospel they are cursed by God." (Galatians 1:8)

This is all the Word of God. Mohammed heard from an Angel of Light, perhaps from Satan himself. It was not Gabriel.

The Koran is not from God. It comes from another source, an unholy source.

Mohammed was a false prophet, not the prophet of Islam or anything else.

John

Mike replied:

Hi, Jamie —

To add to what my colleague John has said, we have to keep in mind Islam didn't even exist until the 600's.

It was started by Mohammed in what is now Saudi Arabia. It is divided into many different sects such as, the Sunni, Shiah, Wahhabis, and Ismaili Khoja.

I would modify one of his statements and say:

Mohammed could not have heard from an the Angel Gabriel, because Gabriel announced the birth of Christ over 590 years earlier. : )

Mike

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