Myth: the Bible Foretold of the Coming of Mohammed




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Muslim scholars have a big problem. Islam is supposed to be the final chapter of God's Book, which started with the Old and New Testaments and ends with the Qur'an.

After Moses, after the ancient and memorial prophets of the Hebrews, after Jesus, came Mohammed, the last and final prophet to carry God's Word to the world. But here's the problem: why didn't God mention his final messenger in the Holy Book of the Jews or Christians? Why is he not named in the Torah, in the Gospels, or anywhere else in the Bible?

Why didn't the Hebrew prophets see Mohammed coming? Why didn't Jesus? Why did Jesus shut the door to any future prophets by saying, "I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life, Nobody Comes To The Father Except Through Me." If Islam is the true religion and the final installment of the Abrahamic faiths that came before, then why didn't Jesus add, "Nobody Comes To The Father Except Through Me and my buddy Mo?"

Equally for the Jews was the most important article of their faith: Moses was superior to all preceding and succeeding prophets. Thus the Jews of Medina could not accept Mohammed's claim to being the final and most important prophet.

Mohammed was very much peed-off by this rejection and solved the problem by calling those Jews heretics and insisted that their version of the Torah had been corrupted and that they had hidden the very verses that supported his claims of being a prophet. Of course, in the past 1400 years no Muslim has ever found the "uncorrupted" version.

Likewise the New Testament was deemed corrupt. Thus began the Islamic Myth of the corrupted holy books.

A casual reader of blogs like mine will come upon hundreds of comments left by Muslims taunting Christian and Jewish readers about their corrupt Holy books.

But Muslims have a unique mental ability (which they share with American liberals) that allows them to believe in two contradictory and mutually exclusive concepts at the same time.

In one part of a Muslim's brain he will snarkily insult the Holy Book of the unbeliever as corrupt, inaccurate, and incomplete in contrast to the Qur'an which is uncreated, immutable and perfect. Another section of his brain, without input from the other part, will declare that Mohammed's Coming is predicted in the Torah (1) as well as in the New Testament (2).

It is astonishing to the western mind that one can believe that Mohammed's coming was predicted in the Bible and while quoting those very sections that exist in the current version we have, insist at the same time that the current version we have is corrupt and cannot be believed.

I am an atheist, but I have to admit, if I were given a choice of believing in little green men who rule the Earth from the planet Zaon, or believing in Islam, the little green men would have my worship and devotion. Can there be anyone more stupid than Muslims who say these things?




Sort of related: This reminds me of the common position of Muslims regarding the Holocaust all of which they hold simultaneously in their head:


  • It never happened.

  • If it did happen, it wasn't as bad as they say.

  • If it was as bad as they say, the Jews deserved it.

  • Even though they deserved it, sadly, Hitler didn't finish the job.





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ENDNOTES



(1):

answering-christianity.com, Isaiah in the Bible foretold the story of "Al-alak" that is in the Noble Qur'an about Muhammad.

As mentioned above, the actual word angel Gabriel used to address Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the Arabic word "Iqra." It is derived from the Arabic root word "qara". However, if we were to go back to the original Hebrew form of the verses of Isaiah 29:11, we would find that the actual word which is translated into English as "Read this [I pray thee]" is the Hebrew word qara', {kaw-raw'}. Is it not an amazing coincidence that the Hebrew text used not only a word with the same meaning, but the exact same word itself ?

Verse 11 of Isaiah tells us that the final book (the Qur'an) was revealed to previous prophets, however, they could not read it. It was "sealed" for them because it was meant for the last prophet, and until the last prophet's time came, the people would not yet be able to "bear" this message (John 16:13). It was also sealed for them because it was revealed in Arabic.


(2):

answering-christianity.com, In the Gospel of John: Muhammad is mentioned by the name and was foretold in the Gospel of John.

the Arabic word "Muhammad" is an expression which means "The honorable one" or "The glorified one" or "The admirable". Prophet Muhammad was the first in the Middle East to be named "Muhammad". Below, you will see how Jesus in today's Gospel of John had called this human Prophet which he predicted his comming "The honorable one".

Jesus in the Greek Bible used the Greek word "Periklytos" which means the admirable or glorified one. He called that predicted human prophet "Periklytos". This word corresponds exactly to the Arabic word "Muhammad" which also means the "admired one" or "glorified one." In other words, "Periklytos" is "Muhammad" in Greek.




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