Suppose you knew where it was, but you knew you would never have it; and, suppose you knew that others would. Would you help them along? Would you tell them about it, or would you keep it to yourself? Would you hide it from them, or even lie about the treasure itself? After all, if you can’t have it, why should they?
The Treasure is Jesus Christ. The one who will never know Him is the Prince of Darkness; and, he has decided to keep as many people away from the Treasure as he possibly can. Islam is one of his methods of doing so; and the Qur’an has his name all over it!
The angel Gabriel is said to have brought Muhammad his first revelation in the year 610 A.D. The revelations continued over a twenty-three year period of time, and eventually became the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an. Muslims consider the Qur’an to be the “eternal and immutable word of God.” (Quoting, Ayoub, Mahmoud M., Afra Jalabi, Vincent J. Cornell, Abdullah Saeed, Mustansir Mir and Bruce Fudge. “Qurʿān.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t236/e0661 (accessed 09-Jan-2012). Muslims believe the Qur’an to be the literal word of Allah, and that the earthly version is a replica of the eternal “tablet” form, in heaven, where it is preserved by Allah (Qur’an 85: 21–22). The words written upon this heavenly tablet (and contained in the earthly replica, the Qur’an) are nothing short of the actual thoughts and intentions of Islam’s God, Allah, from the beginning of time. They reveal the nature of the speaker, his characteristics, attitudes, and values, much like an autobiography might do the same for the author.
What the Qur’an says about Jesus, therefore, is important. Because the Qur’an reveals what Allah thinks of Jesus, believes about Jesus, and commands others to think and believe about Jesus. The Qur’an tells Muslims that to believe in the Jesus of the Bible is to commit “shirk.” Shirk is the most heinous sin a Muslim can commit. Shirk is unforgivable. Here is one definition of the term from a Muslim scholar: “Derived from the Arabic sharika (to share or participate), shirk in Islamic religious vocabulary means associating other beings with God [Allah]. Since this violates the central Islamic doctrine of the oneness of God (tawhid), shirk is considered the greatest sin in Islam because it is the worst form of unbelief. Often translated as “polytheism” or “idolatry,” the term has broadened its meaning throughout Islamic history.” (Quoted from Fletcher, Charles. “Shirk.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t236/e1080 (accessed 06-Jan-2012)).
Shirk, then, is to believe that Allah has “equals,” to “liken” another to Allah resulting in one’s worship of another than Allah; or to “associate partners” with Allah (Mary and God as sexual partners). Here are a few verses from the Qur’an on the seriousness of associating partners with Allah:
- Qur’an 4:47, “People of the Book [Jews and Christians], believe in what We have sent down to confirm what you already have before We wipe out [your sense of] direction, turning you back, or reject you, as We rejected those who broke the Sabbath: God’s will is always done. God does not forgive the joining of partners with Him: anything less than that He forgives to whoever He will, but anyone who joins partners with God has concocted a tremendous sin.”
- Qur’an 4:116, “God does not forgive the worship of others beside Him— though He does forgive whoever He will for lesser sins—for whoever does this has gone far, far astray.”
- Qur’an 5:72, “Those who say, ‘God is the Messiah, son of Mary,’ have defied God. The Messiah himself said, ‘Children of Israel, worship God, my Lord and your Lord.’ If anyone associates others with God, God will forbid him from the Garden, and Hell will be his home. No one will help such evildoers.”
Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God, the Savior of the world. He is the propitiation for our sins (1 John 2:2). Jesus, to Christians, is worthy of our praise, worthy of our worship because He is the reason we have been reconciled with God (2 Corinthians 5:21). Hebrews 3:1-6 describes Jesus as worthy of our praise and worship: “Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession; He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.”
Amazing, it is as if Allah (from whom the Qur’an originates) needed to make sure no Muslim would ever discover the Treasure — Jesus Christ. The precise meaning that allows Jesus to be the “faithful Son over His House” — is precisely what Islam labels as the most heinous sin, “shirk.” Hebrew 3 (and many other passages) declares Jesus Christ to be the “Son” “over His house”; hence, Jesus is the “Son of God,” the exact representation of God (Hebrews 1:1-2). Clearly, the Biblical view of Jesus is that of deity, God-incarnate in human flesh (John 1:1-3; 14). 1 John 5:10 states, “The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.” Shirk has clearly occurred– but it is God that has committed it! That is, God has declared Jesus to be His Son; and the one who does not believe what God says about His Son has declared God a liar! The only way Muslims can deal with this is to declare the New Testament the result of Christian corruption. (See “Ahl al-Kitab.” In “The Oxford Dictionary of Islam.”, edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e74 (accessed 09-Jan-2012).
Not only is it shirk for a Muslim to believe Jesus is the Son of God, the Qur’an puts Jesus one step further removed for Muslims. The Qur’an misrepresents who Jesus is by declaring Him something that He is not. The Qur’an declares Jesus to be born of a virgin, a miracle worker, and a prophet chosen of God. Two of the three proclamations are correct. The third is not; Jesus was not a prophet. If Jesus were a prophet, He could not be God-incarnate. God-incarnate might prophesy — but that does not make Him a prophet. He is still God-incarnate, and it is God-incarnate that is sinless.
Describing the Muslim view of Jesus, one scholar puts it this way:
- It is not widely known that the Christian scriptures are not the only ones that discuss Jesus: the Qurʿān too contains several significant references to him. In particular, his miraculous conception and birth (19:16–33), his status as a prophet sent by God (5:46), and his role as a miracle-worker (3:49) are all affirmed in the Qurʿān. (Quoting, Goddard, Hugh. “Jesus.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t236/e0960 (accessed 09-Jan-2012).
Jesus is misrepresented. He was not a prophet sent by God but a Savior given by God to save the world from their sins (John 3:16, Matthew 1:21). The problem with the misrepresentation? If Christ is only a prophet, he is a sinner, and a sinner cannot atone for the sins of the world because he falls short of God’s standard of righteousness (Romans 3:23). Muslims are taught to believe that Jesus was a prophet; and, as a prophet, he is to be respected and valued like all Biblical prophets. In fact, every time a Muslim mentions Jesus’ name he follows Jesus’ name with the phrase, “peace be unto him,” out of respect. Yet, it is precisely this incorrect view of Jesus that hides the real Jesus from Muslims. The real Jesus is hidden so completely that for a Muslim to ever come to know Jesus as Savior, Son of God, is nothing short of miraculous; to do so, the Muslim will commit shirk, the unforgivable sin. Consider the intensity of Surah 19:88-92 which states, “The disbelievers say, ‘The Lord of Mercy has offspring.’ How terrible is this thing you assert: it almost causes the heavens to be torn apart, the earth to split asunder, the mountains to crumble to pieces, that they attribute offspring to the Lord of Mercy. It does not befit the Lord of Mercy [to have offspring].”
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, confirmed to be such by the resurrection (Romans 1:3-6). He is the perfect, sinless, eternal (Hebrews 5:5-9; 7:26-27) Lamb of God who atoned for the sins of humankind (1 John 2:2) and reconciled mankind to God (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus is the exact representation of God (Hebrews 1:1-2), and, as such, is able to meet the standard of righteousness set by God in order to offer forgiveness for our sins. He is truly the Treasure; not a treasure, but the Treasure, the One who has atoned for the sins of humanity and offered His atonement to the world, Muslims included.
Satan is a master at disguise; and, he has so disguised Jesus, the Son of God, that Muslims are blinded from seeing Him as He truly is. The words of the Qur’an are the means whereby the Prince of Darkness has disguised Jesus, and rendered him something that He is not, thereby “blinding the minds of the unbelieving that they might not see the light of the gospel of glory, the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Does it make you wonder who the real author of the Qur’an is?
The photos in your book, Islam~The Cloak of Antichirst, of the Dome of the Rock are exquisite. Can you tell us a little more about the verses encircling the dome and how they relate to this article? Does the actual writing on the Dome correspond to the prophecy in Daniel 11:31 and 12:11 based on your studies?
The Dome of the Rock is very significant in my review of Bible prophecy. It was actually the first “sign” God used to direct me to the study of the Islamic Paradigm. The introduction to my book describes my “aha” experience as I came to understand the significance of this religious shrine in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Briefly, however, the Dome of the Rock serves no religious purpose, in-and-of itself. Its sole purpose is to exalt Muhammad over Jesus Christ, and Islam over Christianity. The Dome is built on the Temple Mount, the site of Herod’s Temple destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D., in the city of Jerusalem. The Christian Patriarch Sophronius surrendered Jerusalem to the Muslim Caliph Umar in 636 A.D., resulting in Muslim control of the city that lasted until the Crusaders regained the city in 1099 (for 99 years over the next 1,000). During this period, Christians could no longer evangelize, the consequence of which was to render the land that Christ once walked, all but bereft of the Savior who died there. The Dome rests over top of the “Foundation Stone,” the massive rock upon which the Ark of the Covenant once rested. The Dome encloses the Foundation Stone, overshadows it, in the same way that Gideon’s altar to God was built over top of the ruins of Baal’s altar, thereby declaring Jehovah God superior to Baal (Judges 6:28-32). The Dome was built by Caliph Malik in 696 AD to commemorate Muhammad’s so-called “Night Journey,” and his audience w Allah, wherein Muhammad is “eventually” told that Muslims are to pray 5x daily. The Dome is covered with Arabic script, both inside and out, proclaiming Jesus, not to be the Son of God. In fact, the Dome is more about who Jesus Christ is not, than who Muhammad is. The Dome’s resting over top of the Foundation Stone is a blasphemy to God. The Qur’anic script is a further blasphemy to God, His Christ, and His Church. The Dome fulfills biblical prophecy of the “abomination desolation” “standing in the holy place” (Matt 24:15); as well as multiple prophecies of the blasphemy of Christ and His church (2 Thess 2:4, Rev 13:6, Daniel 7:25, 11:31, 38). When Christians are silent of Islam’s blasphemy of Jesus Christ as Son of God, we join those Christians living at the time of Patriarch Sophronius’ surrender of Jerusalem, whose silence opened the door of the Middle East to the religion of the beast that now engulfs it.
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Islam is satanic. The quran is not the word of God. Prophet muhammed was a cursed prophet. Allah is not the true God of the bible. Allah is a preislamic pagan arabic idol. Islam will crumble in Jesus name. Jesus is the true way to heaven.
The Quran is a collection of folktales, fables, folklore, fairy tales, untrue stories. The Quran is a useless book containing lies. Muhammed was illiterate and unlettered. Muhammed is in hell fire now.
Islam is a religion of bondage and perdition. Islam is deceptive, violent, useless, rubbish and should be discarded in the dust bin. Prophet muhammed had no regard for human life. Muhammed was a prostitute and pedophile.
Islam was founded by prophet muhammed to contradict Christianity, the true faith. Islam will not survive in Jesus name. Islam kills and maims innocent souls. Islam is crazy. Muhammed was insane, mad and mentally deranged.
The Quran is not a holy book. The Quran is a dirty, foolish, untrue book full of contraditions compiled by mad people in mecca who call themselves followers of that pedophilic prostitute prophet muhammed. Satan used prophet muhammed to start a false religion contrary to christianity, the true faith.
If you are a muslim, stop following that useless, ignorant fool muhammed. Come out of Islam. Come to Jesus, the true saviour of the world. Muhammed was mad and suffered from epileptic seizures. Stop following an ignorant caravan raider, who called himself a prophet of God.
Muslims bow down to that rubbish ancient pagan arabic demon idol, Allah, five times daily because they are spiritually blind to the truth. Muslims worship the moon god, Allah. It is my prayer that God will deliver these blind, ignorant muslims from the worship of the moon god, Allah.
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We shall celebrate the demise of this useless, rubbish religion of Islam. Jesus will rule all over the world. Muslims are blinded and veiled to the truth. Islam will not survive. Islam is not it. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Satan is the true author of the Quran.
The Quran is demonically inspired. Satan wrote the Quran. The Quran is not the word of God. The Bible is the genuine word of God. The Quran will be burnt to ashes in Jesus name. The Quran is made up of fairy tales and untrue fabrications.
Mecca is the headquarters of satan and demonic forces. The kaaba is a house and habitation of idols and idol worship.
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