HISTORICAL CORROBORATION OF THE CHRISTIAN EASTER (two)
My soul is exceedingly sorrowful
(…continued from part one…) From Ibn Kathir’s tafsir (commentary) of Badr Interactive Qur’an on An-Nisaa (chapter 4) verse 157 we have: “Some of Isa’s followers disbelieved in him 12 times. This caused them to be divided into 3 groups: i) Al-Ya’qubiyyah (Jacobites) said, “Allah remained with us as long as He willed and then ascended to heaven. ii) An-Nasturiyyah (Nestorians) said “The son of Allah was with us as long as he willed and Allah took him to heaven. iii) Muslims said “The servant and messenger of Allah remained with us as long as Allah willed and Allah then took him. The two disbelieving groups teemed up against the Muslim group and killed them. Ever since that happened, Islam was then veiled until Allah sent Mohammed.”
Jacobite: according to Collins Dictionary, “a member of any of various Monophysite Eastern churches; especially: a member of the Monophysite Syrian church. Origin: Middle English, from Medieval Latin Jacobita, from Jacobus Baradaeus (Jacob Baradai) †578 Syrian monk.” What goes by the eponymous Jacobites was founded by the evangelism of Peter and Paul circa 37 AD. Jacobus Baradaeus could never have, having been born in the year of 500 AD, been one of the direct followers of Jesus to be culpable of (ludicrous) murdering of Muslim disciples of Christ. The twelve especially, were well known, by their names; which of them became Muslims?
A distraught, historical Mary Magdalene.
Christ’s firm command to them was to “….tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” Which, O! Mohammad, of the Apostles got tired of being good and fervent Christians who decided to become followers of Mohammad, of Nestorius or Jacobus? Paul went only after Christians, so show me the scriptural or other documentation of Peter’s killing of fellow apostles of apostasy.
Nestorianism is a Christological doctrine that emphasizes a distinction between the human and divine natures of the divine person, Jesus. It was advanced by Nestorius (386–450), Patriarch of Constantinople from 428 to 431 (Wikipedia). Would it be a logical safety to ascribe Christ’s direct apostleship to a fourth century Nestorius? How many of his fellow disciples did Nestorius murder for loving to share the truth in the name of Allah?
Soldiers were bribed to spread the Mohammedan imbibed falsehood
How can Mohammed be oppugnant to a truly, accurately documented and historical reality as the crucifixion of Jesus? His death was prophesied in Isaiah 53:7-10 “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. 8) He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9) And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10) Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.”
WHY WOULD THE DISCIPLES ACCEPT JESUS AS LORD AND MASTER?
Angel Gabriel, who forced Mohammed to read, said to Mary, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Hear John the Baptist in John 1:29, “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world;” and in the 36th verse, the same John told his own disciples, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
As Jonah, so shall the Son of man be buried for 3 days.
Jesus did say of Himself, “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40). Matthew 16:21 “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.”
Why would they see risen HIM as LORD if HE’s not?
Why did He say these words of Matthew chapter 26 in verse 38) “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me; and 39) “…..and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt?” It is simply because He had earlier prophesied in the second verse, “Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.” (…to be concluded…)
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