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What the Bible Says About Muhammad

What the Bible Says About Muhammad

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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM) THE PROPHET OF ISLAMA lecture by Ahe! Dee!"t
SAY# $DO YOU SEE% WHETHER THIS MESSA&E BE FROM ALLAH (&'! Alhty)* AND YET YOU RE+ECT IT* AND A WITNESS FROM AMON& THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
,
 BORE WITNESS OF ONE LI-E HIM...$ (SURA AH/AF) H'ly /ur012
 46:10
. ,. 
This refers to Moses. See Yusuf Ali's commentaries Nos. 4783/4 to this verse. Mr. Chairman, a!ies an! "entlemen, The su#$ect of this evenin%'s tal& (
$Wh"t the BIBLE 3"y3 "b'ut MUHAMMAD (Pe"ce be u4'2 h)$
 ( )ill no !ou#t come as a sur*rise to man+ of +ou #ecause the s*ea&er is a Muslim. o) !oes it come a#out that a Muslim ha**ens to #e e-*oun!in% *ro*hecies from the e)ish an! Christian Scri*tures As a +oun% man, a#out 30 +ears a%o, 1 atten!e! a series of reli%ious lectures #+ a Christian theolo%ian, a certain 2ev. iten, at the Theatre 2o+al, ur#an in South Africa.  This is the te-t of a lecture !elivere! #+ the author in the earl+ 5670's.
P'4e 'r -332er%
This 2everen! %entleman )as e-*oun!in% i#lical *ro*hecies. e )ent on to *rove that the Christian i#le foretol! the rise of Soviet 2ussia, an! the ast a+s. At one sta%e he )ent to the e-tent of *rovin% that his ol+ oo& !i! not leave even the o*e out of its *re!ictions. e e-*atiate! vi%orousl+ in or!er to convince his au!ience that the
$Be"3t 555$
 mentione! in the oo& of 2evelation the last #oo& of the Ne) Testament )as the
POPE
, )ho )as the 9icar of Christ on earth. 1t is not #efittin% for us Muslims to enter into this controvers+ #et)een the 2oman Catholics an! the rotestants. + the )a+, the latest Christian e-*osition of the
$Be"3t 555$
 of the Christian i#le is r. enr+ :issin%er
,
. Christian scholars are in%enious an! in!efati%a#le in their efforts to *rove their case. 2ev. iten's lectures le! me to as& that if the i#le foretol! so man+ thin%s ( not even e-clu!in% the o*e an! 1srael ( then surel+ it must have somethin% to sa+ a#out the %reatest #enefactor of man&in!
6
, the ol+ ro*het Muhamme! ;ma+ the *eace of Allah #e u*on him<. As a +oun%ster 1 set out to search for an ans)er. 1 met *riest after *riest, atten!e! lectures, an! rea! ever+thin% that 1 coul! la+ m+ han!s relatin% to the fiel!s of i#le *ro*hecies. Toni%ht 1 am %oin% to narrate to +ou one of these intervie)s )ith a !ominee
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 of the utch 2eforme! Church.
,.
 Christian e-e%esists %ive *ro%ressive numerical values #+ si-es, to the =n%lish al*ha#et an! a!! u* to %et the total >>>. i.e. A?>,?5@,C?58, ?@4 an! so on. ro%ression #+ >'s #ecause the num#er of the east in the i#le is >>>. Tr+ it for r.:issin%er.
6.
 The )riter has $ust !elivere! another tal& in the Cit+ all, ur#an on the 50th ecem#er 567 on the su#$ect
$Muh""! the &re"te3t$
. 
7.
 ominee is the Afri&aans eBuivalent of *riest, *arson an! *re!i&ant.
 
Luc8y Thrtee2
1 )as invite! to the Transvaal
,
 to !eliver a tal& on the occasion of irth!a+ cele#ration of the ol+ ro*het Muhamme!. :no)in% that in that *rovince of the 2e*u#lic, the Afri&aans lan%ua%e is )i!el+ s*o&en, even #+ m+ o)n *eo*le, 1 felt that 1 ou%ht to acBuire a smatterin% of this lan%ua%e so a s to feel a little at home )ith the *eo*le. 1 o*ene! the tele*hone !irector+ an! #e%an *honin% the Afri&aans(s*ea&in% Churches. 1 in!icate! m+ *ur*ose to the *riests that 1 )as intereste! in havin% a !ialo%ue )ith them, #ut the+ all refuse! m+ reBuest )ith lausi#le e-cuses. No.53 )as m+ luc&+ num#er. The thirteenth call #rou%ht me *leasure an! relief. A !ominee 9an eer!en a%ree! to meet me at his home on the Satur!a+ afternoon that 1 )as to leave for Transvaal. e receive! me on his veran!ah )ith a frien!l+ )elcome. e sai! if 1 !i! not min!, he )oul! li&e his father(in(la) from the ree State ;a 70 +ear ol! man< to $oin us in the !iscussion. 1 !i! not min!. The three of us settle! !o)n in the !ominee's li#rar+.
,.
 Dne of the rovinces of the 2e*u#lic of South Africa.
Why N'th2%
1 *ose! the BuestionE Fhat !oes the i#le sa+ a#out Muhamme! Fithout hesitation he ans)ere!, Nothin%G 1 as&e!E Fh+ nothin% Accor!in% to +our inter*retation the i#le have so man+ thin%s to sa+ a#out the rise of Soviet 2ussia an! a#out the ast a+s an! even a#out the o*e of the 2oman Catholics e sai!, Yes, #ut there )as nothin% a#out Muhamme!G 1 as&e! a%ain, Fh+ nothin% Surel+ this man Muhamme! )ho ha! #een res*onsi#le for the #rin%in% into #ein% a )orl!)i!e communit+ of millions of elievers )ho, on his authorit+, #elieve inE;5< The miraculous #irth of esus, ;@< that esus is the Messiah,
 ,
 ;3< that he %ave life to the !ea! #+ "o!'s *ermission, an! that he heale! those #orn #lin! an! the le*ers #+ "o!'s *ermission. Surel+ this #oo& ;the i#le< must have somethin% to sa+ a#out this %reat ea!er of men )ho s*o&e so )ell of esus an! his mother Mar+ ;eace #e u*on them #oth<. The ol! man from the ree State re*lie!. M+ son, 1 have #een rea!in% the i#le for the *ast 0 +ears, an! if there )as an+ mention of him, 1 )oul! have &no)n it.
,.
The )or! Messiah comes from the Ara#ic an! e#re) )or!
"3"h"
, )hich means to ru#, to massa%e, to anoint. The reli%ious si%nificance is
$the '2e 9h' 3 "2'2te!$
 ( *riests an! &in%s )ere anointe! in consecration to their offices. Messiah translate! Christ !oes not mean "o!. =ven
the he"the2
 C+rus is calle! Christ in the i#le, ;
Isaiah 45:1
<
N't '2e by 2"e:
1 enBuire!E Accor!in% to +ou, are there not hun!re!s of *ro*hecies re%ar!in% the comin% of esus in the Dl! Testament. The !ominee inter$ecte!E Not hun!re!s, #ut thousan!sG 1 sai!, 1 am not %oin% to !is*ute the 'thousan! an! one' *ro*hecies in the Dl! Testament re%ar!in% the comin% of esus Christ, #ecause the )hole Muslim()orl! has alrea!+ acce*te! him )ithout the testimon+ of an+ i#lical *ro*hec+. Fe Muslims have acce*te! the
!e ;"ct'
esus on the authorit+ of Muhumme! alone, an! there are in the )orl! to!a+ no less than 600,000,000
,
 follo)ers of Muhumme! )ho love, res*ect an! revere this %reat Messen%er of "o!
<+e3u3 Chr3t<
 )ithout havin% the Christians to convince them #+ means of their i#lical !ialectics. Dut of the 'thousan!s' of *ro*hecies referre! to, can +ou *lease %ive me
 
 $ust one sin%le *ro*hec+ )here esus is mentione! #+ name The term 'Messiah', translate! as 'Christ', is not a name #ut a title. 1s there a sin%le ro*hec+ )here it sa+s that the name of the Messiah )ill #e
+ESUS
, an! that his mother's name )ill #e
MARY
, that his su**ose! father )ill #e
+OSEPH THE CARPENTER 
H that he )ill #e #orn in the rei%n of
HEROD THE -IN&
, etc. etc. NoG There are no such !etailsG Then ho) can +ou conclu!e that those 'thousan!' ro*hecies refer to esus ;eace #e u*on him<
,.
 This )as first )ritten in 567>.
Wh"t 3 Pr'4hecy%
The !ominee re*lie!E You see, *ro*hecies are )or!(*ictures of somethin% that is %oin% to ha**en in the future. Fhen that thin% actuall+ comes to *ass, )e see vivi!l+ in these *ro*hecies the fulfillment of )hat ha! #een *re!icte! in the *ast. 1 sai!E Fhat +ou actuall+ !o is that +ou !e!uce, +ou reason, +ou *ut t)o an! t)o to%ether. e sai!E Yes. 1 sai!E
$I; th3 3 9h"t y'u h"=e t' !' 9th " >th'u3"2!> 4r'4hece3 t' ?u3t;y y'ur cl" 9th re"r!3 t' the e2u2e2e33 '; +e3u3* 9hy 3h'ul! 9e 2't "!'4t the =ery 3"e 3y3te ;'r Muhue!%$
,
 The !ominee a%ree! that it )as a fair *ro*osition, a reasona#le )a+ of !ealin% )ith the *ro#lem. 1 as&e! him to o*en u* euteronom+, cha*ter 58, verse 58, )hich he !i!. 1 rea! from memor+ the verse in Afri&aans, #ecause this )as m+ *ur*ose in havin% a little *ractice )ith the lan%ua%e of the rulin% race in South Africa.
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 'N 2D==T SA =: 912 I= 9=2F=: I1T 1= M1= 9AN I= 2D=2S, SDDS Y 1S, =N =: SA MY FDD2= 1N SY MDN =, =N Y SY SA AAN I= S= A= FAT =: DM =9==.
Deut.18: 18
. The =n%lish translation rea!s as follo)sE(
"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall ommand him!"
(HOLY BIBLE)
 
euteronomy 1#:1#!
 
,.
 Muhumme! is mentione! #+ name in the Son% of Solomon E5>. The e#re) )or! use! there is
Muh"u!!
. The en! letters
IM
 is *lural of res*ect ma$est+ an! %ran!eur. Minus
$$
 the name )oul! #e Muhamu! translate! as alto%ether lovel+ in the Authorise! 9ersion of the i#le or
>The Pr"3e! O2e>
 'the one )orth+ of raise' i.e.
MUHUMMED:
;..I.<
6.
 1f this #oo&let is translate! into an+ lan%ua%e, *lease chan%e the Afri&aans )or!s into the local !ialectH an! !o not tr+ a free han! translation of the i#lical Buotation. D#tain a i#le in the lan%ua%e in )hich translation is #ein% ma!e an! transcri#e e-actl+ as the )or!s occur in that i#le.
Pr'4het L8e M'3e3
avin% recite! the verse in Afri&aans, 1 a*olo%ise! for m+ uncertain *ronunciation, The !ominee assure! me that 1 )as !oin% fine. 1 enBuire!E To )hom !oes this *ro*hec+ refer Fithout the sli%htest hesitation he ans)ere!E
$+ESUS:$
 1 as&e!E
$Why +e3u3%... h3 2"e 3 2't e2t'2e! here.$
 The !ominee re*lie!E Since *ro*hecies are )or!(*ictures of somethin% that is %oin% to ha**en in the future, )e fin! that the )or!in%s of this verse

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