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MUHAMMAD DENIES THE DIVINITY OF JESUS (2)

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Muhammad, the prophet of Allah, teaching the Qur’anic revelations.

(…continues from part one…)

2)            An-Nisa’ (Qur’an 4):171 O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.

                Allah and his messengers, are they theologically the same in essence that we should believe the persons of his messengers as well? Is it the believing in one God that saves? James 2:19 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” Believing in the existence of God does not make one God’s child of His covenant. This is what saves the soul from eternal damnation. 8) “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:8-10). Merely saying or wanting to be a Christian does not translate to being born again.

                Going to Church services from the day of birth to the age of a hundred and beyond does not make one a citizen of heaven. In fact, if you take part in evangelism with Christians and even lead hundreds in the prayer of salvation but your heart does not believe it, you are not born again; should you die not born again, your journey is straight to hell after death. Islam differs from Christianity by a gulf of the margin. It is bereft of the Christological soteriology, the only Divine solution to the Adamic sinful nature. Islam, like all other religions, belongs to the latitudinous path of the lost. Matthew 7:13 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:” for Christianity is the narrow way of redemption from sin. The word ‘narrow’ is thlibo (thliy’-ɓō): ‘1. to compress. 2. to squeeze. 3. to press hard. 4. (passively) to be hard pressed. 5. to pinch. 6. (figuratively) to press in against, to crush (in a crowd):’ which expresses the difficulty in understanding the salvation of Adam through Jesus (too many are lost).

“…for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).

                The sobriquet Yehoshua or its abbreviated Yeshua has the soteriological essence of design. It means ‘Jehovah saves’ or ‘Jehovah is my Saviour’. Was Muhammad made to understand this fact by Allah’s intimation? Jehovah, being the covenant name of the Almighty – and forever –, as it is known of Mosaic couch, how could Allah, if the Arabic deity of Islam is also the God of the Bible, not acknowledge the significance of the name of Jesus? This, whether you like it or not, is serious food for thought! Jehovah and Allah are not on the same page of Divinity. Selah!

                This is what the celestial messenger told Joseph, “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). The puntuational colon reveals the true essence of the expected Messiah: “for he shall save his people from their sins;” Amen. The active ‘save’ is sōzō (sode’-zo): ‘to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction.’ This sōzō is the divine solution to Adamic sin question. I have heard the argument that Jesus was not sent to the entire world but only to Israel. That is quite misleading. The Bible says, first to the Jews, then to the Gentiles, the Gentile nation being all other peoples of the world excepting Israel. A study of the Bible will intimate one with Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” where ‘nations’ is the Greek ethnos (eth’-nos): ‘In the OT, foreign nations not worshipping the true God, pagans, Gentiles.’

Jesus Christ: the Testator of the New Testamentary order

                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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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.

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