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JOHN 3 VERSE 16 AND ISLAM (Four)

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That whosoever believeth shall not perish is John 3:16

(…continues from part 3…)

4)            That Whosoever: John 3:14-15And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15) That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”  The refutation of these verses, a categorical expression from the very lips of the Second Member of the Godhead, Jesus Christ, in vaticination of the manner of death to expect of Him, must be an effluence from Satanism. All those who lifted their heads and fixed their eyes of faith on the hoisted serpent did receive healing, instantly, in the wilderness roam of Israel. Through the deceit of the old serpent, the Devil, Lucifer, man fell into sin. He has been ruling, satanically, the affairs of Adam to the extent that redemption seemed like a hopeless mirage. The only Divine option available to man is the agreed counsel of the Godhead, the Author of creationism, the Second Member of the Trinity, must take the responsibility of the substitutionary event on the cross of Calvary.

                To the vitiation of this Scriptural truth Muhammad said, over six centuries later, “And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain” (An-Nisa’ 4:157). There is no biblical agreement with this verse from Qur’an 4:157.

 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman” (Genesis 3:15)

                Genesis 3:15, written about two thousand years before Muhammad’s recitations of the Qur’an reads, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Davidic writing, couched over a thousand years before Muhammadan advent says in Psalm 22:1 “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?” Psalm 22:17 “I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.” Also, Muhammad recited the words of Allah in (Yunus) 10:68 “They have said, “Allah has taken a son.” Exalted is He; He is the [one] Free of need. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. You have no authority for this [claim]. Do you say about Allah that which you do not know?”

                The New Testament account of the crucifixion takes its authority in the verses of Old Testament. Exodus 24:8 “And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.” Psalm 22:18 “They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” This was fulfilled in John 19:23 “Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.”

Isaiah 52:14 fulfilled in Matthew 26:67

                Isaiah 52:14 “As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:” came to pass in Matthew 26:67 “Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,” when He was flogged without mercy. Isaiah 53:7 “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.” Prophet Isaiah held his prophetic office between 701 and 681 B.C. several centuries before Muhammad began his Islamic prophethood.Matthew 27:12-14 “And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 13) Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? 14) And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.”

                Zechariah 13:7 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.” Matthew 26:56 “But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.” At Gethsemane, that was where the disciples deserted the Lord Jesus. It was not in the residential abode of Jesus as the Islamic Qur’an taught, which Prophet Zechariah vaticinated around 521 to 485 BC long before the emergence of Muhammad.

Three crosses against dramatic red sky

                Matthew 9:13 “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”  Jesus quoted this verse from Hosea 6:6 “For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” Going to the Hebraic understanding, ‘desired’ is châphêts (khaw-fates’): ‘to delight in, take pleasure in, desire, be pleased with.’ ‘Mercy’ is chêsêd (kheh’-sed): ‘goodness, kindness, faithfulness.’ While sacrificial tread before God marks idiosyncratic syndrome of Adamic sinful projection, God’s mercy comes from His beneficent heart towards man’s obedience. Oblational exercises could be mere façade of excusement. Piety, in like manner, can be deceptive. God wants us to be obedient to His word rather than sanctimonious quackery of religiosity. The Old Testament sacrifices actually foreshadow the ultimate Golgotha crucifixion. Selah!

                Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

(…to be concluded…)

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