Thursday, June 8, 2017

Is Muhammad In the Bible?

Many Muslims enjoy lying and trying to convince people that Muhammad appears in the Bible. They like to lie and claim that both Moses and Jesus predicted Muhammad. So let us examine their false claims.
"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.' And the LORD said to me, 'They have spoken well. I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And it shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require [it] of him. But the prophet who shall speak a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he shall speak in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.' And you may say in your heart, 'How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?' When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him." (Deuteronomy 18:15-22)
Muslims try to claim that the prophet raised up like unto Moses would be Muhammad. This is false for a number of reasons. Muhammad was not Jewish. The passage clearly states, "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your own countrymen" (v. 15), and, "I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen" (v. 18), and it was speaking with regard to Israel. The prophet in question in verse 18 is none other than Christ Jesus the Messiah. Jesus was Jewish. Jesus said, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." (John 8:12).

Muhammad is referenced in this passage, but not in the way that Muslims try and convince others of. Muhammad is referenced in verses 20 and 22. Muhammad never made a single prediction that ever came true. Muhammad never performed any miraculous feats, as we see every prophet in the Old Testament performing. Jesus performed hundreds, if not thousands, of miracles to testify of Who He was (John 5:36), yet Muhammad never performed a single one. Why? Because he could not. He was not a prophet of God. He was a false prophet, and verse 22 warned about individuals such as Muhammad.
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;" (John 14:16)
It is mind-numbingly ridiculous how Muslims can even claim that this verse is speaking of Muhammad considering the very next verse says, "that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you" (v. 17). Notice that Jesus calls the "Helper" the "Spirit of truth"? Notice that Jesus says you cannot "see Him" because "He abides with you and will be in you"? Clearly not Muhammad. How do we know for sure with 100% certainty that this verse has nothing to do with Muhammad? Jesus tells us precisely Who it is that He is speaking of: "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you" (v. 26). Jesus clearly identifies the "Helper" as the "Holy Spirit," the Spirit of truth." Definitely and absolutely not Muhammad.
"When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me," (John 15:26)
How Muslims attempt to claim that this verse is speaking of Muhammad is a great wonder. Jesus clearly identifies the "Helper" as "the Spirit of truth." This clearly is not speaking of Muhammad because Muhammad was nothing more than a pathological liar, making up "revelations" just to fulfill his own perverse desires. There was not an ounce of truth in Muhammad. Furthermore, Jesus states clearly that this "Helper" would testify about Himself (Jesus). Muhammad never testified concerning Jesus. Muhammad had very little to say about Jesus, and most of what he had to say were all lies.

Furthermore, this passage continues on, "and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning" (v. 27). Who will also testify about Jesus? His disciples. The Apostles. Those who spent every day with Him during His entire ministry. The same disciples and Apostles who wrote the Gospels and the Epistles that make up the New Testament. The same Gospels that the Qur'an (surah 5:47) commands Christians to judge by when they read them because the words they contain are true.
"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged." (John 16:7-11)
Muslims attempt to claim that this passage is speaking of Muhammad, too, but as we discovered in the previous two passages, the "Helper" is the Holy Spirit. Not Muhammad the false prophet. Furthermore, Jesus said, "He [the Helper] will glorify Me" (v. 14). Muhammad never glorified Jesus... ever!
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples." (Genesis 49:10)

"The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet." (Psalm 110:1)

"A voice is calling, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God." (Isaiah 40:3)

"Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street. A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law." (Isaiah 42:1-4)
What do these verses have in common, apart from being ripped entirely from their context (as Muslims and other cultists are fond of doing) and falsely misapplied to the false prophet Muhammad? They are all prophecies of the Lord Jesus. Muslims are extremely desperate to try and force Muhammad into the Bible. Here is their most ridiculous attempt:
"His mouth is full of sweetness. And he is wholly desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem." (Song of Solomon 5:16)
The word translated "lovely" (KJV, NIV, NKJV) or "desirable" (NASB, ESV) in this verse is treated by certain Muslim "scholars" (term used very loosely) as a prophecy of the coming of Muhammad. This Hebrew plural noun (מחמדים, consonant letters m-h-m-d-y-m) appears only once in the Bible, and means "desirable, delightful, pleasant." The basic, literal meaning of the name Muhammad (consonant letters -m-h-m-d) in the Arabic is "One who is praised." Having the same consonants does not make it the same word. That is just illogical and fallacious. This is known as the Phonic Fallacy.

Muslims claim that "In the Hebrew language im (ים) is added for respect," which is completely false. The im is added to pluralize it. But once again, ignorant Muslims fail to pay attention to the context of the passage. This verse is not a prophecy of the false prophet Muhammad; it is a description from Solomon's bride to her friends regarding her beloved, Solomon. You need to read the entire book to grasp the full context of what is happening. The entire book is a love story; not a prediction or a prophecy. Yet again, Muslims display the full extent of their ignorance and lack of intelligence.
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.'" (John 14:6)

"There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)