Written by husayn Tuesday, 07 November 2006 Author's note 1: where [...

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Many Prophets/Messengers came... to a people, to a nation or to all of mankind to teach them The Truth; about God, about the seen and the unseen, about right and wrong and how to live. This Message, that was taught to the people(s), for their own benefit, was an UN-NAMED teaching or religion. This UN-NAMED religion became their Way [of life]. And this "Way" [of life], whilst they abided by it in it's pure, un-adulterated form, was "The Way of Submission". So-called because the way in which they lived meant they were submitting them-'selves' to God. Interestingly, the followers of Jesus, a Nazarene, were commonly known simply as 'followers of "the Way"'. Much like those who followed the teachings of John the Baptist and James the Just (Jesus' brother by blood). Also, the teachings in the Tao Te Tsing, by Prophet Lao Tzu, is referenced as "the tao" meaning "the way". In contrast, today, instead of man submitting him-"self" TO God, the large majority of man[kind], including the so-called religious and non-religious alike, has submitted TO his-self (his ego). What one submits to is pivotal to the direction of ones spiritual journey. As man submits to his 'self', he submits to the lower basal-nature of man, the "animal" within. He has made his-animal-self his "god" and that has become his "guide" on his spiritual journey and that has become his direction [of travel]. In a nutshell, whatever man submits to, will dictate his direction of travel. Man has the freedom to choose whatever he wishes to submit to; to worship, be it God or his basal-self.� And by doing so, choosing the Path upon which he wishes to tread; choosing the direction he wants to travel; whichever "Way" he deems "best". However, it seems a worthy reminder, that the Way [/the Path/the direction] that God seems to be directing us towards has always been the same. That is to submit to "Him". When man submits to God, "the Way" leads man to God as whatever man submits to dictates his direction of travel. As God "resides", metaphorically speaking, beyond this lowest realm, then should man submit to God then he would eventually, God Willing, transcend this realm. Should he continue to submit to his lower-basal-self then he will remain attached and anchored to this lower realm through his own conscious or subconscious choosing. As mentioned before, the teachings of God (through his 124,000 Prophets) have always been the same (albeit there are contextual differences) and this is the "Way of Submission" [to God]. And the rest of Part 2 will be dedicated to bringing the reader back to God's original teachings; the True "Way of Submission".

The Unchanging, Unnamed Teachings This unchanging Message from God was taught to mankind in the past. But as the Message became forgotten or adulterated and people became lost, it had to be retaught, renewed. "Never comes (anything) to them of a renewed Message from their Lord, but they listen to it as in jest, - ", Qur'an 21:2 Moses - came with The Message that taught the "children of Israel" the Way to live in order to submit to Gods Will. He taught them the 10 commandments and "the Law" which is found in the first 5 books (Torah) of the Old Testament (Tannakh), but never named it "Judaism". It was later named "Judaism" after the tribe of Judah, but Moses never named his teachings "Judaism". His teachings were just teachings of "the Way of Submission" and were never named. Jesus - came to renew "the Law" as taught by Moses and guide them (the children of Israel) once more about how to live in "The Way" in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. He told them the "good news" ("gospel" - to be elaborated upon in a later chapter, God Willing) of the reward for the believers that followed him in "his" way, which in reality is The Way [of Submission] i.e. God's Way. "[Jesus says] 'You know the way that leads to the place where I am going.' Thomas said to him, 'Lord, we do not know where you are going; so how can we know the way to get there?' New Testament, John 14:4-5 What Jesus spoke of was "the way" of life (submission to God) in order to get to "heaven". However, Thomas, felt that "the way" was unclear to them. So, Jesus clarified: Jesus answered him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me'." New Testament, John 14:6 "I am the way,..." - by following him and his teachings, one would submit to God. Therefore they would walk the same path that he did; journey the same "way" that he did as he embodied "the truth" - hence "I am the way, the truth...". And as Jesus had already transcended this lower realm to achieve eternal life, by submitting to God, not only was he "the way" and "the truth", he was also "...the life". As we are told in the Old Testament that: "He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray." Old Testament, Proverbs 10:17 Jesus clarified his comment about being "the way, the truth and the life" saying: "If not, believe because of the things I do.� I am telling you the truth: those who believe in me will do what I do.", New Testament, John 14:10-12 And at that point in time, Jesus was the "Guiding Light" in the darkness of the lowest realm. All other "Lights" [of guidance i.e. his disciples and other teachers of "the Way"] were either stemming from him (like a pebble being thrown in a still pond) or would lead to him. Which is why he said, "no one goes to the Father except by me". HOWEVER, it should be fully understood that when Jesus said these words, it was contextual. Because at that time he was the brightest guiding light, the truest reflection of God's Will on earth. However, once he left i.e. the physical

representative of God in this world, God did not (and does not) leave us without a guiding light that would take its followers to "Him". As soon as another physical representative took on the role of "The Guiding Light", Jesus' comment of "no one goes to the Father except by me" became redundant. But, let me return to the topic at hand as i have digressed somewhat. Apart from the above understanding, the point here is that when Jesus came, he never said he came to bring "Christianity". He just renewed the same UN-named teachings brought by Moses; the same teachings that would lead to submission to God. Once again "Christianity" and its' new innovative 'Paulian'-concepts were later introduced by the deceiver, Paul. "Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul [Paul's pre-'conversion' name].� When he found him, he took him to Antioch, and for a whole year the two met with the people of the church and taught a large group. It was at Antioch that the believers were first called Christians." N.T. Acts 11:25-26 Prior to this new term, "Christian", most were known as "followers of the Way". The new teachings of Paul subsequently replaced "The Way" [of Submission to God], creating a deviant "way" (or path) that would lead its followers away from God. As we have seen in the previous chapter. Muhammad - came bearing the same Message. Jesus told us that: "I have much more to tell you, but now it would be too much for you to bear. When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into ALL THE TRUTH." N.T. John 16:13 Once again the Message had to be renewed as many had strayed from the Truth due to following Paul's butchered version of the Truth. But this time, it was being finalised and "all the truth" was being handed to mankind via Muhammad. {How "the Spirit" [of Truth] is Muhammad is detailed below in 'The Seal of the Prophets'}. And this time God promised to protect the completed message i.e. "ALL THE TRUTH" from further corruption. "We have without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption)", Qur'an 15:9 This is not to say that people cannot deliberately mistranslate/misinterpret ANY book of texts, however, this would be to their own loss. But the Message in its original form and the teachings themselves would remain for those who wished to find it. And with it the sincere Truth-seeker could find "The Way"; to submit to God. And although, no name is required, the name given to The Way [of Submission] as taught by Prophet Muhammad is quite aptly known as "Submission" or "Islam" in the Arabic tongue.

The Holy Spirit As it is God's Will, a section has been dedicated to help understand the Holy Spirit. This section is to the best of my limited understanding, but God Willing, it will aid in understanding the remainder of this article. So, a slight digression again i'm afraid. As was mentioned before, there was and will always be this "Guiding Light" to take us back to God. If the connection were ever missing, then all those residing in this manifest world/lowest realm would be lost. And at that point, mankind's test would become redundant as man would be able to argue with God on the Day of Judgement and say, "how could we return to You when You did not give us sufficient

guidance". So, God will not leave us without the "Guiding Light". The Holy Spirit in essence is "the Guiding Light" which is being mentioned above. It is the Light that will guide us to God. It is "the Straight Path"; It is "the bridge" that crosses over the gap that lies between the lowest realm and God. However, in this physical realm, the Holy Spirit needs a vehicle to work through, in order for it to fulfil its' role of Guiding mankind (and other 'kinds') to God. The Holy Spirit cannot appear/manifest in the physical realm without a physical vessel or at least have a vehicle to work through. And we can see that indeed the Holy Spirit has always been with us, via all the prophets and messengers of the past: - "Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you [Saul], and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man." O.T. 1 Samuel 10:10 - "For he (John the Baptist) shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb." O.T. Isaiah 63:11 - "And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost", N.T. Luke 1:35 - "For no prophetic message ever came just from human will, but people were under control of the Holy Spirit as they spoke the message that came from God." 2 Peter 1:21 So, in fact, all this time it has been God that has been guiding us through another one of His "creations", the Holy Spirit. Please note, that the Holy Spirit belongs to God and does not form a part of God in a "trinity" i.e. God does not need the Holy Spirit to be One. The Holy Spirit is FROM God, much like His creation (mankind and all we see) is FROM God. People are just vessels for the Holy Spirit to use to guide us back to God. Prophet David explains this in the Psalms that God does His own work, but through man: "You [God] have made him [man] to have dominion over the works of Your Hands", O.T. Psalms 8:6 Even Jesus was but a normal human being as John taught. "This is how you know whether it is God's Spirit: anyone who acknowledges that Jesus Christ came as a human being has the Spirit who comes from God. But anyone who denies this about Jesus does not have the Spirit from God." N.T. 1 John 4:2-3 This clearly states that anyone who denies that Jesus is just a human does not have the Spirit from God in them. And if you do not have the Spirit of God in you then you only have ego of the self. So, anyone who claims that Jesus is some sort of God-like figure, be it "Son of God" or part of God as a Trinity (i.e. God having 3 parts to Him) or any deity is clearly speaking from their own ego and is not Truth from God.

Jesus was just another vessel for which the Holy Spirit could do its' work in guiding mankind back to God (like the other aforementioned vessels). Even Jesus tells us that he himself was commanded by God. "But the Father who has sent me has commanded me what I must say and speak.�� And I know that His command brings eternal life. What I say, then, is what the Father has told me to say." N.T. John 12:49-50 If he was supposedly God or the Son of God or whatever god-like figure the people have made him into, then he would not have needed to be commanded anything. He would have had complete authority to say whatever he wanted to. Unfortunately, nowadays, people will mistake Jesus' given "authority" as being an implication of his "god-hood" or "son-of-god" status. They have not realised that in fact, Jesus was just another vessel, and the authority bestowed upon him was not his, but God's. Much like I would give authority to a nanny to look after my child, but this certainly does not mean the nanny and I are one and the same, nor does it take the 2 of us together to be a whole i.e. both of us make a "twin-ity". Nor does it mean that authority bestowed upon the nanny from myself is permanent. The teachings the nanny gives still come from me and the nanny will look after my child as I direct her (or him) to. " 'The words that I have spoken to you,' Jesus said to his disciples, 'do not come from me. The Father, who remains in me, does his own work.'" N.T. John 14:10 And Jesus reminds us once again, that he should not be the object of focus: "And the teaching you have heard is not mine, but comes from The Father, who sent me." N.T. John 14:24 So we should NOT make the age-old mistake of idolatry and make Jesus an object of worship for God has NO son. Only God can fulfil your prayers and indeed Jesus taught us to pray to "The Father", and NOT to himself in "the Lords Prayer". For those that continue to erroneously believe Jesus is God's son, when Jesus himself always calls himself "son of man", they are doing themselves an injustice and have obviously not understood. Even David has been labelled as "son of God" in the Psalms. " 'Yet I [God] have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.' 'I [David] will declare the decree: The Lord has said to me, "You are My Son, Today I have begotten you. Ask of Me, and I will give you The nations for your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for your possession." Psalms 2:7-8 In the bible this psalm is incorrectly referenced to Jesus as being the "Son". However, no where else in the psalms is there any mention of prophesies of Jesus, but there is lots about himself (David) and his prayers. When we look further in to the "Psalms of David" we can clearly make out that the above in fact is about him and not Jesus. The above talks about the nations for his inheritance. Which nations did Jesus inherit exactly?� However, the Psalms DOES show us the following: "I have sworn to My servant David: 'Your seed I will establish forever,

And build up your throne to all generations.' ", O.T. Psalms 89:3-4 Also, when reading a little further, we see that David, too was anointed as King and also "begotten" so-to-speak by God: "I have found My servant David; With My holy oil I have anointed him, [i.e. made him King] ... He [David] shall cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.' Also I will make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth." O.T. Psalms 89:20-27 However, the point here is not to prove the bible's interpretation of the Psalms wrong, it is to show that someone other than Jesus is referenced as God's "son". And more to the point, this does NOT mean what people think. Even King Herod is referred to as "son of God". These words are a Judaic way of saying that someone is of a Kingly line and does not take the literal meaning. For those who are astute, this also means that the concept of Paul's Trinity is blown out of the water. "The son", as one part of the trinity, now has to be plural to include David and Herod. Basically, what needs to be redefined is the fundamental understanding of the relationship between God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as Paul has managed to skew the understanding behind this.� But hopefully, this will be clearing up slowly. Anyway, we can pretty much establish from the above that the Holy Spirit worked through all prophets and messengers (including Jesus) to teach mankind the Truth, to guide them back to God. The Holy Spirit is "the Guiding Light", and it is embodied by God's chosen pious people (or His "children" so-to-speak). An important spiritual side-note: if we make any physical thing our focus of worship (man, woman, animal, plant, Jesus, Buddha, Guru or other), instead of God, then our direction of travel is towards that physical thing. And seeing as all physical things are from this realm, then we become attached to this realm and can no longer reach our true destination, God. Our Goal is NOT any of God's Prophets or Messengers i.e. NOT any of the vessels that the Spirit of God works through. This is one of the reasons why God has forbidden idolatry, as idolatry will anchor us to this realm and prevent us from reaching God.

The Seal of the Prophets So, returning from the point of digression. Seeing as God sends down Prophets and Messengers renewing for us the teachings of Submission, it would seem prudent to find out who is the latest divinely appointed guide OR more importantly as we may find out sooner or later, who was the LAST. It seems like Prophets/Messengers were prophesised to come prior to their arrival so that people would not miss them when they did arrive. Much like when Isaiah foretold of the coming of the Messiah... "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel." Old Testament, Isaiah 7:14

...or when John the Baptist told the people of Jesus' coming: "So John said to all of them, 'I baptise you with water, but someone is coming who is much greater than I am. I am not good enough even to untie his sandals. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.'", N.T. Luke 3:16 So too did Jesus foretell of the coming of the one who was to follow him: "But I tell you the truth, It is better for you that I should go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I should go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will rebuke the world concerning sin, concerning righteousness, and concerning Judgment. Concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; Concerning righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you will not see me again; Concerning judgment, because the leader of this world has been judged. Again, I have many other things to tell you, but you cannot grasp them now. But when the Spirit of Truth has come, he will guide you into all the Truth: for he will not speak from himself, but what he hears, that he will speak: and he will make known to you things which are to come in the future. He will glorify me; because he will take of my own and show to you. Everything that my Father has is mine; this is the reason why I told you that he will take of my own and show to you." N.T. John 16:7-13 As Jesus mentions above, "the Spirit of Truth" will come and guide man into ALL the Truth. This "Spirit of Truth" as mentioned above plays the role of The Guiding Light that will lead mankind into submission to God and lead mankind out of the lowest realm of darkness and into the light. Jesus also tells us in the passage above that "the Comforter" (or "the Councillor" or "the Helper" or "the Paraclete" in other bibles), which Christians claim is the Holy Spirit, will not come if he does not go away i.e. implying that whilst Jesus remains "the Comforter" can NOT be present. So then, how can anyone so confidently claim that "the Comforter" or "the Spirit [of Truth]" is purely the Holy Spirit Because, if "the Comforter" is the Holy Spirit and Jesus cannot be there whilst "the Holy Spirit" is there. Then what on earth happened at Jesus' baptism by John? "As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. Then heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and alighting on him.", N.T. Matthew 3:16 And then what was it that guided Jesus into the desert so that he could be tested? "Then the Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the Devil." N.T. Matthew 4:1 And as we saw in the section titled "Holy Spirit" above, the Holy Spirit has always been with us, within ALL the past Prophets/Messengers and therefore, of course, Jesus also. And if we have understood the role of the Holy Spirit, then we know that the Holy Spirit was utilising Jesus to guide mankind and therefore must have already been present at the time that he foretold of "Another Helper". The two verses above should help to confirm this. So, CLEARLY, the Christian belief that "the Comforter" or "the Spirit [of Truth]" that Jesus would send AFTER he left could NOT be the Holy Spirit. As the Holy Spirit was already with Jesus. Any one who makes such erroneous claims is, without

doubt, lacking some fundamental understanding with regards to the role of the Holy Spirit or what the Holy Spirit actually is. So now that we have fully established what "the Comforter" or "the Spirit [of Truth]" is NOT. Let us identify what or who "the Comforter" actually is, that Jesus was referring to. Who is this personality being referred to as "the Comforter" that would embody role of "the Guiding Light" or "the Spirit of Truth"? Who was the vessel for the Holy Spirit to work through?

Who is the personality of 'the Comforter'? Who is the Comforter that Jesus spoke of?? Jesus tells us that: "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, who will stay with you for ever. He is the Spirit who reveals the truth about God." N.T. John 14:1617 So, bearing in mind ALL the above. We are now at a stage where we know that the Holy Spirit will always be around to guide mankind, we just are not sure within whom it shall be. And Jesus makes it clear above that indeed, he himself was just a Helper to guide mankind, as he said that God would send ANOTHER Helper. This confirms that he himself was just a Helper too. Even when questioned by Pontus Pilate Jesus' reply was: "You say that I am king. I was born and came into the world for this ONE PURPOSE, to speak about the truth." N.T. John 18:37 Notice, Jesus doesn't say he came "to die for our sins". Notice Jesus says he came ONLY "to speak about Truth", as this is the role of the Holy Spirit, the "Guiding Light". That is what the Holy Spirit did through Jesus, that is what it did through all the Prophets. And that is what it would do through "the Comforter".

Investigating the possibility of Muhammad as "the Comforter" There has been no prophet after Jesus, other than Prophet Muhammad, who has confirmed "all" the religions before him, who has spoken of Jesus in Truth and protected him whilst the Jews would slander him. There has been no other prophet who taught the Truth about Submission with the same laws as Moses and Jesus and Abraham. So, could Muhammad be "the Spirit of Truth", the next "Helper", "the Comforter"? Let us double check to ensure that Muhammad, actually fits into the rest of Jesus' depictions about "the Comforter". Firstly, Jesus said to his disciples before leaving: "I have told you this while I am still with you. The Helper, the Holy Spirit [within the Helper], who the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you." N.T. John 14:25-26 Therefore we should be looking to make sure that Muhammad's teachings are the same as Jesus [and Moses and all past prophets]. We would expect this as the Holy

Spirit is just utilising another vessel for teaching the Truth. It would seem that Muhammad did in fact confirm ALL teachings before him, including Jesus'. "The same Religion He has established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah that which We have sent by inspiration to you - and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: namely, that you should remain steadfast in Religion, and make no divisions therein", Qur'an 42:13 Also, from chapter 3, we have already shown that Muhammad does teach the same laws as Moses. So this does bode well for Muhammad being another vessel for the Holy Spirit and thus a true Messenger from God. Secondly, Jesus tells us that when "the Comforter" comes, he will not speak of his own authority, but will speak of what he hears. Much like Jesus himself: "And the teaching you have heard is not mine, but comes from The Father, who sent me." N.T. John 14:24 It is quite well known to Muslims that Muhammad spoke of what was told to him by Archangel Gabriel (or via a direct revelation from God). Thirdly, we know from above that the Holy Spirit works through all the Prophets and Messengers. Seeing as Muhammad was the Final Prophet and a Messenger to all mankind, we would certainly expect to see the Holy Spirit working through him. This is confirmed by the Qur'an: "Say, the Holy Spirit has brought the revelation from your Lord in Truth, in order to strengthen those who believe, and as a Guide and Glad Tidings to Muslims", Qur'an 16:102. Also below we will see that the Spirit has descended upon Muhammad (much like it descended upon Jesus during his baptism) and also that the Holy Spirit is confirming the "scriptures of the ancients" through the mouth of Muhammad: "Most surely your Lord is Mighty, the Merciful. And most surely this is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. The Faithful Spirit has descended with it, Upon your heart that you [Muhammad] may be of the Warners, In plain Arabic language. And most surely the same as in the scriptures of the ancients." Qur'an 26:191-196

The point is Muhammad fulfils ALL that Jesus said that "the Comforter" would do. But let us investigate some more points so that it will settle the heart of the sceptics... Extra Point 1 - Jesus spoken of by the Comforter Jesus says that the one who follows will speak of him: "I will send him to you from The Father, and he will speak about me." N.T. John 16:26 Jesus or 'Isa, as he is known in the Qur'an, is the most spoken about Prophet in the Qur'an. A small example:

"And Allah will teach him [Jesus] the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel, And appoint him a Messenger to the Children of Israel, (with the message): 'I [Jesus] have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah's leave: and I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah's leave; and I declare to you what you eat, and what you store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if you did believe;" Qur'an 3:4849

Extra Point 2 - The Whole Truth will come through the next Prophet Also, Jesus tells us that when the next Prophet comes he will come with ALL the Truth, as at that point in time it was too much for them to bear. "I have much more to tell you, but now it would be too much for you to bear. When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into ALL the truth." N.T. John 16:13 Muhammad tells us that he is the Seal of the Prophets i.e. the last Prophet to come to mankind and he brings ALL the Truth: "Today I [God] have PERFECTED for you your religion and have completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam (submission) as your religion." Qur'an 5:3 For those with clear reasoning, the above should already be enough to demonstrate that Muhammad is a Messenger from God, fulfilling the prophesy of "the comforter" by virtue of his teachings alone. Incidentally, this should be how we judge someone. As Jesus taught us, we should judge a tree by it's fruits. A good tree cannot bear bad fruits and a bad tree cannot bear good fruits. We should judge Muhammad by his fruits, his teachings. And indeed, his teachings are as pure as those before him as they are one and the same. However, it is now complete.

The Linguistics - Was "the Comforter" prophesised by Name? This section has been included for those who wish to explore the possibility that Muhammad was in fact named by Jesus in his prophesy of the "Another Helper". According to the Qur'an, Jesus confirmed the Torah (teachings of Moses; 1st 5 books of the Old Testament) and actually named his successor as "Ahmad", meaning "the most praised". "Muhammad" means "the praised". "And when `Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus son of Mary) said: O Bani Isra'il (Children of Israel)! Listen! I am the Rasul'ullah (Messenger of Allah) unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing Good News of a Rasul (Messenger) who comes after me, whose name is Ahmad." Qur'an 61:6 So, why are the words "Comforter", "Helper", "Councillor" and "Advocate" used in today's bible? "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, who will stay with you for ever.� He is the Spirit who reveals the truth about God." N.T. John 14:1617 Where the bible uses different words such as "the Comforter", "the Helper", "the

Councillor", "the Supporter" to denote the following divine guide, the Greek bible uses only one word and that is "Paraklytos". This literally means "advocate", but is translated into different words depending upon the version of the bible being picked up. In some bibles you will see the word "paraclete" - this is the anglicized version of the word "paraklytos" and actually has no meaning at all. However, when searched for in dictionaries will give you the meaning of "holy spirit". This is the assigned meaning for the word through the ignorance of the masses. Much like the masses thought the world was flat at one point. The masses, however, are not right... Jesus spoke and taught in Aramaic/Hebrew as was the language of his region as well as the market-trading tongue. The original "new testament" scriptures were written in these languages and not Greek. However, after the Council of Nicea was formed in 325AD the bible was canonised i.e. basically to remove the teachings that Emperor Constantine wouldn't like. All other bibles had to be destroyed. And anyone found owning one of these Aramaic/Hebrew bibles at the time would be put to death! So, even though Greek was the language of the oppressor i.e. the Greekspeaking Romans, all we have left today is the version of the oppressor i.e. the Greek butchered version. It is worth noting that, according to an Irish clergyman, Rev. G. J. Ouseley, even though the command was put out to destroy all the true doctrines of Jesus, some escaped. Some scriptures were secured by some of the Essene community and sent to a Tibetan Buddhist monastery for safety. This has now finally been translated from Aramaic and is known as the "Gospel of the Holy 12". The Gospels that are in the canonical version of the New Testament today are derived from this uncorrupted version. What has been carefully omitted from the canonical bible are teachings that Constantine would not wish to adhere to, such as Jesus' teaching of abstaining from meat and alcohol and the teaching of love and compassion to ALL life including animals; the teachings you would expect from Jesus, being a devout Nazarite. See the addendum to this chapter for a very interesting example, as I do not wish to break the flow of reading at the present time. So, what was the original Aramaic word that was used in place of today's Greek, "Paraklytos" and the Qur'an's Arabic, "Ahmad"? Well, an initial look into today's Aramaic bible shows that they use the word "paraqlita". However, like the anglicized "paraclete", the word does not exist in the language and has been retrofitted to mirror the Greek, "Paraklytos". So, let us work from another angle. The Qur'an tells us that Jesus named his successor as "Ahmad". So, if we look at the Arabic word "Ahmad", this means "the most praised"/"the most praise-worthy". If we translate this into Aramaic we get a similar word "Mhamda". Lets assume that "Mhamda" was the original Aramaic word and work from there and see if we get a fit. Now, interestingly enough, "Mhamda" is a word with dual meaning. Not only does it mean "the most praised" i.e. the name of the Final Prophet. But it also has the meaning of "the Comforter"! So, during the removal of the Aramaic/Hebrew scriptures by the Nicean council, when the texts had to be translated into Greek, the incorrect word was chosen; the scribes/translators, who did not know that Jesus was foretelling of a personality/name to succeed him, thought that "the Comforter" was most appropriate for the sentence as opposed to "the most praised". So, it may not have been a deliberate alteration of the texts, perhaps more an uneducated choice of translation. So from that point onwards, "Mhamda" became lost in translation and became today's Greek "Paraklytos" i.e. "the Comforter" instead

of the other meaning of "Mhamda" being "the most praised", which translates to the Arabic "Ahmad". Incidentally, if we translate "the Comforter" into Hebrew it also becomes "Munhamanna". In which case, if the above is true, then Jesus did foretell of "Mhamda"/"Ahmad" (or Muhammad) coming in the original Aramaic texts, much like the Qur'an said he did. This was just lost in translation.

Finalising Hopefully this has cleared up some common misconceptions. And highlighted that Prophet Muhammad is another one of God's Messengers, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesised by Jesus to bring mankind ALL the Truth. Now, it should stand to logic and reason that given that the Message is the same it shouldn't really matter which prophet we turn to in order to find the Truth and live in The Way [of submission to God] as their teachings would be the same. Even the last Prophet, Muhammad, attests to this telling us that we should not make any differences between the Messengers/Prophets as God taught us His Message through them ALL. "Say: 'We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets from their Lord: we make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah [God] do we bow our will (in Islam [submission])", Qur'an 3:84 However, this is only the case if we were living in the ideal world, free from corruption and deliberate misguidance. Unfortunately, as we have seen, this is not the case. We have surely not been warned about false prophets/teachers, by numerous prophets, for no reason. Unfortunately, as a result of deliberate corruption of religious texts by numerous sources, today each religion holds a varying degree of The Truth. Each one embodies a certain percentage of The Way and the teachings of Submission [to God]. However, whilst previous teachings have been perverted, God has promised mankind to protect the final, perfected manifestation of The Truth. "We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption)." Qur'an 15:9 And with this understanding, we can now begin the actual journey back to God, by returning to The Way [of Submisison], as taught by the Holy Spirit through "the Comforter", Muhammad. The first step of returning to "the Way" and submitting attest to the fact that one believes that God exists as surely God had no helper when creating the heavens, the should also be able to recognise and attest to the fact one of His Messegers. to God is to recognise and a partnerless entity. For earth and all between. We that Muhammad was truly

If one can do that then one should be able to say with certainty the following: "I bear witness that there is no deity (god) except God, and Muhammad is His Messenger"

If you have recited that, then you are ready for the Path of Perfection lessons, and ready to take the next step forward on the true "Way" [of Submission].


Chapter 5, Addendum 5000 people? As mentioned earlier, only a remnant of the bastardization by the Rev. Ouseley writes:

Did Jesus go against his nazirite beliefs to feed fish to according to Rev. G. J. Ouseley, today's canonical texts are original teachings of Jesus, following the shameful Nicean Council.

"The early Christian Fathers did well their work of destroying the sources and records from which they gathered the information and data put by them in the Bible. But they failed to destroy it all. Some escaped, and as it is discovered here and there by patient research workers, it is astonishing to see how the world has been deceived by the Christian Fathers. "The Original Gospel is preserved in one of the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, and is written in Aramaic. These 'correctors' (men authorized to 'correct' the text of Scripture in the interests of what was considered orthodoxy) cut out of the Gospels with minute care certain teachings of Our Lord's which they did not propose to 'follow, namely, those against flesh eating, such as accounts of our Lord's interference, on several occasions, to save animals from ill treatment, and even the interesting and important teachings ever prominent in Eastern scriptures." We have referred elsewhere to the "correctors" who were hired by the Church Fathers at the Council of Nicea to alter the original text of the Gospels, leaving out those doctrines that were obnoxious to their emperor, Constantine, whom they desired to convert to Christianity, which he opposed. Chief among these objectionable doctrines were the prohibition against the use of flesh meat and alcohol, and the recommendation of kindness to animals, all of which constituted the fundamental doctrines of the teachings of Christ. On this point Udny writes: "The great significance of the corruption of the Text lies rather in the nature of the matter struct out by the 'correctors' than in the amount. It is evident that the 'correctors' and those who appointed them were at least unwilling to denounce their beef and beer, a convenient alliteration for flesh and alcohol." Reference: http://reluctant-messenger.com/essene/gospel_intro.htm Seeing as Jesus was compassionate to all life, including animals and had taken a nazir oath to abstain from eating flesh, then it would not make sense for him to then feed meat to others, as proposed by the New Testament. Surely, if abstaining from meat would take one closer to God, then giving it to others would not be right? So, has the New Testament been modified here in order for Constantine to keep his meat eating habits apparently inline with the Law?? The current New Testament says:

"That evening his disciples came to him and said, 'It is already very late, and this is a lonely place. Send the people away and let them go to the villages to buy food for themselves.' 'They don't have to leave,' answered Jesus. 'You yourselves give them something to eat!' 'All we have here are five loaves and two fish,' they replied. 'Then bring them here to me,' Jesus said. He ordered the people to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and two fish, looked up to heaven, and gave thanks to God. He broke the loaves and gave them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. Everyone ate and had enough." N.T. Matthew 14:15-20 So, now let us take a look at what the original Aramaic teachings say. Those that have been preserved and now returned to us in the "Gospel of the Holy 12". " 4. And the day was far spent, and his disciples came unto him and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed. Send them away, that they may go into the country round about into the villages, and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat. 5. He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat? 6. He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they said, Six loaves and seven clusters of grapes. And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies of fifty upon the grass. And they sat down in ranks by hundreds and by fifties. 7. And when he had taken the six loaves and the seven clusters of grapes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and brake the loaves, and the grapes also and gave them to his disciples to set before them and they divided them among them all. 8. And they did all eat and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that were left. And they that did eat of the loaves and of the fruit were about five thousand men, women and children, and he taught them many things. 9. And when the people had seen and heard, they were filled with gladness and said, Truly this is that Prophet that should come into the world. " Gospel of the Holy 12, Lection 29: 4-9 So, in reality, Jesus NEVER fed 5000 with fish at all. They were clusters of grapes. It was deliberately changed so that the emperor could continue in his meat-eating ways. It is perhaps also worth pointing out here that the original Gospels mention Jesus, as the Qur'an does, as a Prophet... and not a "son of God". When we look further into the Gospel of the Holy 12, we find MANY teachings of compassion to animals e.g. Lection 21: Jesus rebukes cruelty to a Horse, Lection 28: Jesus releases rabbits and pigeons and much more. For those who wish to find a cleaner version of Jesus' teachings, they should read the Gospel of the Holy 12 (and other texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls). For

those that wish to find the WHOLE Truth, they should continue with these chapters as Jesus did NOT give the WHOLE Truth at that point in time as it was too much for mankind to bear. But Prophet Muhammad, however, did. Remember: "I have much more to tell you, but now it would be too much for you to bear. When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into ALL the truth." N.T. John 16:13

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