Sunday, May 13, 2012



Well then, is Jesus the son of God because he raised the dead? If so, then what about Ezekiel who is said to have raised many more dead bodies than Jesus ever did. Ezekiel is said to have raised a whole city from the dead (Ezekiel 37:1-9)

If we are looking for Godly powers and miracles as proof of godliness then what about Joshua who is said to have stopped the sun and moon for one whole day: (Joshua 10:12-13). Can anyone but God Almighty do this?

Elisha is said to have raised the dead, resurrected himself, healed a leper, fed a hundred people with twenty barley loaves and a few ears of corn, and healed a blind man: (2 Kings 4:35, 13:21, 5:14, 4:44, and 6:11.)

Elijah is said to have raised the dead, and made a bowl of flour and a jar of oil inexhaustible for many days (1 Kings 17:22 and 14.)

To say nothing of Moses (pbuh) and his countless miracles. Of his parting of the sea, of his changing of a stick into a serpent, of his changing of water into blood, ..etc.

And so forth......

Even Jesus (pbuh) himself tells us that miracles by themselves do not prove anything:

"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" Matthew 24:24

So even false Christs can supply great wonders and miracles of such magnitude that even the most knowledgeable among men shall be deceived.

Jesus (pbuh) had a beginning (the begetting) and an end ("and he gave up the ghost") Melchizedec, however, is said to have had no beginning of days nor end of life but was "made like unto the Son of God" !.

"For this Melchizedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils." Hebrews 7:1-4

Solomon is said to have been with God at the beginning of time before all of creation, Proverbs 8:22-31.

Well then, is Jesus (pbuh) god because he performed his miracles under his own power while others needed God to perform them for them? Let us then read:

Matthew 28:18 "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

Luke 11:20: "But if I with the finger of God cast out devils."

Matthew 12:28 "But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God."

John 5:30: "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."

John 10:25: "the works that I do in my Father's name."

John 8:28-29 "...I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him."

Acts 2:22 "Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know"

So we see that even the apostle of Jesus (pbuh), Peter "the Rock,"* bore witness many years after the departure of Jesus not that Jesus was "God, the Son of God, who did miracles through his Omnipotence," rather, he openly bore witness before all those present that Jesus was "a man." He then went on to make sure that the masses would not be mislead by Jesus' miracles into thinking that he was more than a man by emphasizing that it was not Jesus who did the miracles, rather, just as was the case with countless other prophets before him, it was God Himself who did these miracles and that God's prophets are simply the tools through which He performed His miracles. In other words, the point that Peter was trying to drive home to these people was for them to remember that just as Moses' parting of the seas did not make him God or the son of God, and just as Elisha's raising of the dead did not make him God or the son of God, so too was the case with Jesus.

What was the goal behind the performance of these miracles? Let us read John 11:42 where we find that just before Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, he made a point of making sure that the crowd would not misunderstand what he was about to do or why he did it, so he publicly stated before God while they were listening that, just as was the case with all previous prophets, the reason why he was given these miracles was in order to prove that God had sent Him and he was a true prophet:

"And I knew that Thou hearest me always; but because of the people standing around I said it, that they may believe that Thou didst send Me.". John 11:42

Jesus in the Gospel : Unitarianism - the True essence of Islam 
Courtesy : Francisco Quijada

Jesus came a as prophet calling people to worship GOD alone, as the prophets before him did. GOD says in chapter AN-NAHL (16:36) of the Qur'an: "Surely, I have sent to every nation a messenger(saying):Worship ALLAH and avoid false Gods".
In Luke 3:8, the devil asks to Jesus to worship him, promising him the authority and glory of all the kingdoms of this world. "and Jesus answered him, it is written. You shall worship the LORD your God, and him only shall you serve. Thus, the essence of the message of Jesus was that only God deserves to be worshiped and that the worship of anyone or anything besides God or along with God is false. Jesus not only called people to this message but he also practically demonstrated it for them by bowing down in prayer and worshiping God himself. In Mark 14:32, it states:"And they went to a place which was called Gethsemane;and he(Jesus) said to his disciples. Sit here, while I pray. And in Luke 5:16 "But he withdrew to the wilderness and prayed".
Jesus Called them to worship the one true GOD who is unique in his qualities. God does not have attributes of his creation, nor does any creature share any of attributes. In Matthew 19:16-17, when the man called Prophet Jesus "GOOD", saying: "Good teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?" Prophet Jesus replied:"Why do you call me 'Good'? No one is Good but One, that is GOD”. He denied the attribution of ‘infinite goodness’ or ‘perfect goodness’ to himself, and affirmed that this attribute belongs to ALLAH alone.
IDK why the vast majority of Christians today pray to Jesus, claiming that he is God. The Philosophers among them claim that they are not worshiping Jesus the man, but God who was manifest in Jesus the man. This is also the rationale of pagans who bow down in worship to idols.When a pagan philosopher is asked why he worships an idol which was made by human hands, he replies that he is not really worshiping the idol. 
Furthermore, he may claim that the idol is only a focal point for the presence of God, and thereby claim to be worshiping God who is manifest in the idol, and not the physical idol itself. There is little or no difference between that explanation and the answer given by Christians for worshiping Jesus. The origin of this deviation lies in the false belief that God is present in his creation Jesus message, which urged mankind to worship ONE GOD ALONE, became distorted after his departure. 

Later followers, beginning with Paul, turned that pure and simple message into a complicated Trinitarian philosophy which justified the worship to Jesus, and then the worship Jesus Mother’s Mary, the angels and saints. 

Catholics churches have a long list of saints to whom they turn in times of need. 

If something is lost, Saint Anthony of Thebes is prayed to in order to help to find it. 

St. Jude Thaddaeus is a patron saint of the impossible things and is prayed to for intercession in incurable illnesses, unlike marriages or the like. 

The patron saint of travelers was Saint Christopher, to whom travelers used to pray for protection up until 1969, when he was officially struck off the list of saints by papal decree, after it was confirmed that he was fictitious. Although he was officially crossed of the list of saints, there are many Catholics the world today who are still praying to St.Christopher.

Worshiping Saints contradicts and corrupts the worship of ONE GOD; and it is in vain, because neither the living nor the dead can answer the prayer of mankind. The worship of God should not be shared with his creation in any way, shape or form. In this regard, ALLAH said the following chapter in Al-A’raaf (7:194): “Surely, those whom you call on the prayer besides ALLAH are slaves like yourselves”.
This was the true message of Jesus Christ and all prophets before him. It was also the message of the last prophet, ‘MUHAMMAD’ (salla’alahu allahi w salaam). Thus, if a Muslim or person who calls himself a Muslim prays to a saint, he has stepped out of the bounds of Islam.

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