MUHAMMAD DENIES DIVINE SONSHIP OF JESUS (3)
“My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.” (John 5:17)
(…continues from part two…)
3) Inebriated in the legalism of religion, the Jews accused Jesus of healing on a Sabbath day. John 5:17-18 “But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. 18) Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.” He called God His Father, not by procreation, adoption or creation but by nature of Divine essence; this makes the Christ equal with the Eternal Father. Muhammad’s Allah has absolutely nothing in comparison with Jehovah. His Allah, having no son, must be sans the soteriology. Jesus says He works just like His Father. We understand that the Father works as the Author of Creationism. Definitely the work of Jesus must be for the preservation of creationism, which involves only the Divine Creator; and this is what the Sonship of Jesus unequivocally denotes.
“And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. 39) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:37 and 39). If the entire Scriptures speak of Jesus Christ, and we understand that the Bible is God’s protocol, then Jesus is all that God, the Creator, is trying to unveil to intelligent beings. Jesus is the Author of eternal life. Hallelujah!
Judas’ betrayal with a kiss at Gethsemane
John 12:27-30 “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28) Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29) The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. 30) Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.” The irrefragable fact is that Lucifer, demons or the Antichrist, lacking the Almightiness of divine power, cannot speak down to the earth from heaven. God the Father voiced from heaven affirming the divine Sonship of Jesus. The Sonship is an essence of divinity, it is an official title of the Second Member of the Godhead. God, Jesus told them, did not make the divine asseveration for the fun of it; He brought the celestial verbalism – a denial of Muhammadan Allah – to the earth for our knowledge. Methinks Allah told Muhammad to teach that Jesus did not die on the cross? Verse 27, when paraphrased is, “And why should I say, Father, save me from this hour? When for this cause I am come, presenting my divinity, to this hour.” Jesus, here, acknowledged that His Golgotha death was fixed in the soteriological covenant of grace, ergo, there was no need, whatsoever, appealing for an exemption from the Passion Week. Jesus’ acquiescence was an, “Amen”, to the will of the Father. Hallelujah!
Muhammad’s prayers ended with “AMEEN” (not realizing that Jesus is the AMEN!)
Amen is the conclusion of prayers. Islamic response to prayers is ‘Āmīn (ameen), believing that it is the only way of faithful accent to the prayer offered. Over six centuries before Muhammad commenced his missionary work, the celestial Visitant met John on the Island of Patmos and in the self-introduction of Himself, Jesus uttered the words of Revelation 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Could this Entity be the Marian parturition of creationism? It should not be a big deal for Him to call Himself “Alpha and Omega.” The “Alpha and Omega” is preceded by “I am”, which is the Greek ego eime meaning: ‘I Exist’ which is not different from the Exodus 3:14 ‘I AM THAT I AM’. What is the connotation of Alpha and Omega? It is not different from Logos, the Greek word for ‘Word’ in John 1:1. Logos is the totality of God’s thought, will, purpose and utterance; the Greek philosophers, in their bid to fashion out the Creator, believed that there must be something that serves as the connective medium or intermediary between Him and men. They decided to call that imaginary medium “logos”. In writing the Book of John, the Apostle used it – Logos – to intimate them that that ‘logos’ of their philosophical discovery is actually a Personage; the Second Member of the Godhead. John was totally overwhelmed by the divine presence of Christ whom he had followed for three and half years; and we read in Revelation 1:17 “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:” underpinning the Divinity of Jesus.
I fell at his feet as dead (Revelation 1:17)
Alpha and Omega is the ‘the all in all,’ without Whom nothing will come into existence. He calls Himself “the Almighty”. To be Almighty expresses His Omnipotence, Omniscience and the unfathomable Omnipresence. Everything has its source in the Almighty Alpha and Omega. Muhammadan Islam will not make mention of this essence of Christ simply because it will defeat Muhammad’s denial of Christ’s divinity. Revelation 3:14, “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;” John quotes the Visitant to his Island of Patmos confinement. The Greek for ‘Amen’ is amen (a-meen’): ‘1. (properly) firm. 2. (figuratively) trustworthy. 3. (adverbially) surely. 4. (often as interjection) so be it.’ It comes from the Hebraic ‘âmên (aw-mane’): ‘1. sure. 2. (abstract) faithfulness. 3. (adverb) truly; 4. so be it, truth.’ There is no way that Jesus would be the ‘AMEN; and He would not be God: for only God can be the personification of Truthfulness.
Every uttered “Amen” is an invocation of the Son of God for speedy answer to prayers. Did Muhammad ever vocalize “’Āmīn?” If he did, as several times he said it, he called on the Son of God to agree with his petition before the Father, probably without knowing it! 2Corinthians 1:20 “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” Through Jesus Christ God made every promise. Without Jesus, the Logos, God does not say anything. Christ is the totality of God’s mind, will and purpose. Amen.
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. You were born in sin. 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 continued…)
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