Response to Islam: The Unholy Trinity
Mark of the Beast
This hub is in response to Nia L to my hub The Unholy Trinity. My responses are in BOLD.
Nia L said:
Before you spread any kind of information please at least verify whether it is true or not. It has been established by scholars that the number of the beast mentioned in Revelation is actually 616 not 666.A fragment from the oldest surviving copy of the New Testament, dating to the third century, has given 616 as the mark of the Antichrist. Bible has footnotes saying the number translated from the original Greek COULD be 616, but now experts say that new photographic evidence indeed indicates that the number is 616, instead of 666. Before, there was confusion between 666 and 616. But now, 616 has proven to be true. The matter has been resolved.
First of all, who are your scholars and experts? Please give their NAMES. Revelation 13:18 specifically writes out the number of the beast as follows “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.”
Nia L said:
Furthermore, before attacking Islam with false allegations, please do your research. You said that Allah is called "son of dawn" and "the king of this world and the underworld" in the Quran. Please provide the references as their is no such claim. You also said that Allah is called "the greatest of all deceivers" in the Quran. Over here, you are talking about the verse 3:54. Here is the actual verse with its context:
"And they (disbelievers) plotted [to kill Jesus], and Allah planned too. And Allah is the most Virtuous of planners."
What version of the Qur'an do you quote? How about this version?
Qur'an: “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Say : I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn” Q.3.54
Compare with the Bible: Isaiah 14:12 "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!"
Qur'an: “Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds…" Q.20:14
Compare with the Bible: 2 Corinthians 4:4 "The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."
Qur'an: “But they (the Jews) were deceptive, and Allah was deceptive, for Allah is the best of deceivers (Wamakaroo wamakara Allahu waAllahu khayru al-makireena)!” S. 3:54; cf. 8:30
Compare with the Bible: Revelation 12:9 "And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him."
He Will Persecute The Saints
Nia L said:
In the text, we learn that the disbelievers were planning to kill Jesus (p.b.u.h), which was of coarse, a deceptive act. But Allah says that He had a superior plan to deceive the disbelievers. And then we get this verse "And Allah is the most Virtuous of planners." Surely, being Christian, you would want God to plan against the people who were planning to crucify Jesus? Research the root words and you will have no problem.
The Bible is the Word of the God of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac. Isaac begat Jacob. Jacob was renamed Israel by God and had 12 sons who are the fathers of the 12 tribes of Israel. They are God’s chosen people. From the tribe of Judah (one of Jacob's sons) came the Messiah, Jesus Christ, from the lineage of David (Revelation 5:5). The fact they are the chosen ones is specifically stated in Revelation 7:3-8:
"'Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads.' And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand, from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand, from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand, from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed."
However, the Qu'ran sees them, and even the U.S. as Satan (see this video):
No Regard for the God of His Fathers
Nia L said:
Furthermore, you mentioned this verse of the Bible in support of your claim that Islam is the antichrist : Daniel 11:37-38 “He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all. But instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures.”
Lets analyze this one by one:
"He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers"
Muhammad (p.b.u.h) is the direct descendant of prophet Abraham (p.b.u.h) through Ishmael (p.b.u.h). In Arabia, most people had forgotten the message of prophet Abraham i.e to worship only one God. They had started worshiping idols. The few who felt disgust at this idolatry, longed for the religion of Abraham and tried to find out what its original teachings had been. Such seekers of the truth were known as "Hunafa." They did not form a community but were each seeking truth by the light of his inner consciousness. Muhammad (p.b.u.h) became one of these (prior to the revelations of the Quran). So, we see that he was one of the few people who were actually trying to follow the religion of their fathers i.e Abraham and Ishmael (p.b.u.t), instead of following those who had gone astray. So, Muhammad (p.b.u.h) does not fit this description.
Do you know what a god of fortresses is? It's a god of "stuggles"; a god of armies and war! DOES JIHAD ring a BELL?
Who is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Do you not acknowledge the descendants of Isaac, but only Ishmael? Let me tell you the truth: About 400 years before God gave the Law to Moses, the “Father of Faith” is named as Abraham. Abraham’s faith was tested by God, in that God promised a son to him and his barren wife, Sarah. Sarah’s doubt caused Abraham to doubt, and thus he went into his maidservant Hagar and begat Ishmael. However, God was faithful to keep His promise and Sarah did give birth to a son, Isaac. The descendants of Isaac became the Jews. The descendants of Ishmael became the Arabs. Truly, the descendants of Ishmael war against the descendants of Isaac, even to this day; for it is written in Galatians 4:29, "But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh (Ishmael) persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit (Isaac), so it is now also."
ALLAH is not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, for Yehovah Elohiym (LORD God) has a Son named Yeshua (Jesus). Jesus taught believers to pray to "Our Father". Allah is not a father. The herein mentioned verse is in the Surah 19 (Chapter 19) that is called "Mary". In this Surah, the Qur'an denies that the Lord Jesus is Allah's son. Therefore, the Jesus of Islam is not the Jesus of the Bible. The Bible calls Jesus the “only begotten (born) Son of God” (John 1:18; Hebrews 1:6) and also calls Him Immanuel (God with us). Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6 prophesies His birth and His names: “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel (God with us)” and “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
1 John 2:22-23 clearly states, "Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Anyone who denies the Son doesn't have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also."
Nor Desire of Women
Nia L said:
"...or for the desire of women"
Islam grants equal status to women. In pre-Islamic era, women had no rights and were treated no better than a commodity. Professor William Montgomery Watt says: "I’ve found evidence in some of the early sources that seems to show that Muhammad made things better for women. It appears that in some parts of Arabia, notably in Mecca, a matrilineal system was in the process of being replaced by a patrilineal one at the time of Muhammad. Growing prosperity caused by a shifting of trade routes was accompanied by a growth in individualism. Men were amassing considerable personal wealth and wanted to be sure that this would be inherited by their own actual sons, and not simply by an extended family of their sisters’ sons. This led to a deterioration in the rights of women. At the time Islam began, the conditions of women were terrible - they had no right to own property, were supposed to be the property of the man, and if the man died everything went to his sons. Muhammad improved things quite a lot. By instituting rights of property ownership, inheritance, education and divorce, he gave women certain basic safeguards. Set in such historical context the Prophet can be seen as a figure who testified on behalf of women’s rights." He also said that Muhammad, in the historical context of his time, Muhammad can be seen as a figure who testified on behalf of women’s rights and improved things considerably.
However, the status of women according to the Bible is inferior to that of men. The Biblical rules of inheritance are outlined in the Book of Numbers; 27:1-11. A wife does not have a share in her husband's estate, while he is her first heir, even before her sons. A daughter can inherit only if no male heirs exist. A mother is not an heir at all while the father is. Widows and daughters, in case male children remained, were at the mercy of the male heirs for provision. Islam, on the other hand, granted equal status to women 1400 years ago. The Qur'an gave all the female relatives inheritance shares. In Islam, both males and females have been given the right to inherit from the parents and the near relatives. The widows and divorcees have the freedom to marry whoever they choose.
Annemarie Schimmel states that "compared to the pre-Islamic position of women, Islamic legislation meant an enormous progress; the woman has the right, at least according to the letter of the law, to administer the wealth she has brought into the family or has earned by her own work."
So, Muhammad (p.b.u.h) does not fit this description as well. Far from it, in fact.
You are focusing on inheritance and the Old Covenant. I am focusing on the woman’s right not to be BEATEN by her husband. Allah endorses husbands beating their wives: “Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Qur'an." Tabari IX:113 and "Tell the men with you who have wives: never trust a woman." Ishaq:584
Also, little six-year-old girls should not to have to marry and lose virginity as a child, as to your Prophet Muhammad. He took a child bride at age six and had sexual intercourse with her at age nine. This is NOT condoned in Christianity, nor do we see this practice anywhere in the Old Testament.
In order that we know the above is true, I quote Islam's Ayatollah Khomeni: "A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate; sodomizing the child is OK. If a man penetrates and damages the child, then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however, does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl's sister. . . It is better for a girl to marry in such a time when she would begin menstruation at her husband's house rather than her father's house. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven." Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Tahrirolvasyleh, volume 4 (Gom, Iran: Darol Elm, 1990), p. 186
There is so much documentation about Islam and the mistreatment of women all over the place. If you are speaking out of fear, this is just one sign. You know the truth, yet you cannot speak against Islam or you could lose your life.
The Bible instructs husbands in Ephesians 5:25: "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her". Christ gave His very life for the church and showed kindness toward women.
Women: the Qur'an vs the Bible
Nia L said:
Western media, in trying to highlight the so-called "Muslim terrorism" frequently shows news where a Muslim girl is stoned to death because of a sexual crime. It is considered extremely cruel and barbarous. Again, let us enlighten ourselves with what the Bible has to say : "But if the thing is true, that the tokens of virginity were not found in the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has wrought folly in Israel by playing the harlot in her father's house; so you shall purge the evil from the midst of you." (Deuterinomy; 22:20-21). Death by stoning is also prescribed for blasphemy (Lectivis; 24:16). Death is also prescribed for adultery in Bible at Leviticus; 20:10-12, Leviticus; 20:14-16. In Islam, death by stoning is appointed for both unmarried MEN AND WOMEN only if four eye witness are found, or if the accused confesses the crime.
How did the Jesus of the Bible deal with the woman caught in adultery? While the Law of Moses said a woman must be stoned, Jesus came to fulfill the Law of sin and death. He brought forgiveness of our sin through His death on the cross. Read the Bible in John 8:1-11. Indeed, Jesus told those who wished to stone this woman, “You who are without sin, cast the first stone”. No one could do it. When they left, Jesus asked the woman, “Who stands to condemn you?” He then went on to say, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.” The Law of Moses (the Old Testament) is called the “Law of sin and death”. This Law is no longer in effect under the New Covenant of grace and truth, which came through the FORGIVENESS OF SINS by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, God with us.
You do not believe Jesus rose from the dead, do you? Read the Bible in John Chapter 20. In fact, read the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Romans 10:9 tells us, “If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
"Modesty" of Women
Nia L said:
Islam requires women to dress modestly. This is considered as oppression. Let us turn to the Bible again for guidance: "But any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head — it is the same as if her head were shaven." (1 Corinthians; 11:5-9). "A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord, your God." (Deuteronomy; 22:5), "women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire." (1Timothy; 2:9). Modest attire for women has always been a part of Judeo-Christian scriptures. So, Islam is not the only religion that requires women to cover. In fact, covering enhances the women's status to a respectable position.
Covering of the head is no longer a requirement in the New Covenant, and certainly Muslim women cover their entire bodies! With some, only their eyes are showing! Read 1 Corinthians 11 again, and notice what it says in verse 15. These verses do not indicate covering more than the head. Why? Because it speaks of HAIR. Verse 5: “Whose head is shaved”; Verse 15: “but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her. For her HAIR is given to her for a covering.”
Islam gives the right of witness to women. However, if we turn to the Bible we find that women were not allowed to bear witness in early Jewish society citing Genesis; 18:9-16. In the Christian West, both ecclesiastical and civil law debarred women from giving testimony until late last century. Islam however, granted women this status 1400 years ago.
In the Old Testament Deborah was a prophetess and judge! (Judges 4). In Proverbs 31 is the “Proverbial woman”. In the New Testament, there is Lydia (a seller of purple – wealth) in Acts 16. There are also four virgin daughters who are prophetesses in Acts 21:19; a female Apostle named Junia (Romans 16:17); the woman at the well who took the good news to Samaria (John 4:25-30); and Mary Magdalene was the first to spread the gospel to the Apostles (John 20:1-18 – Note verses 17 and 18).
He will Magnify Himself as God
Nia L said:
"he will magnify himself above them all"
It is repeatedly mentioned in Islamic teachings that Muhammad (p.b.u.h) is just a messenger of God and that we are forbidden to worship him. Any person who worships him is not a Muslim. So, he does not fit this description either because he never "magnified himself above God." On the contrary, his teachings repeatedly stress on the Uniqueness of God and the fact that no one is to be wors (her comment was cut off because of its length).
Do you believe Muhammad will return to reign for seven years? Is Isa (Jesus) also to return as well to “pray behind him”? It is your Allah that will empower your Mahdi, and Isa will support and follow after the Mahdi’s message, correct? Believe it nor not, what will you do when your Mahdi claims to be Allah (for this is prophecy)? Will you succumb to this or will you rebel, especially if it means you will be KILLED? Right now, as it stands, should you defy Islam you would be become the victim of an “honor killing”.
The Qur'an also believes that each man atones for his own sin through martyrdom. For a man to die for Allah is to inherit 72 virgins in heaven. Considering there is no marriage in heaven, will they then be committing fornication? Matthew 22:30 “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.”
Bottom line is, the Allah of the Qur'an is not the God of the Bible (yet Islam claims him to be God). The God of the Bible is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not Allah. As far as the Unholy Trinity, the shoe fits. You will see this come to pass, and I pray Jesus Christ, the living God, will reveal Himself to you as He has so many other Muslims , saving you from the destruction that is about to come upon the whole earth.
Islam and Biblical Prophecy: Walid Shoebat
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