“O Christ Worshippers”!

Ibn Al Qayyim Al Jawziya a famous Muslim scholar from centuries ago wrote a poem (in Arabic):

Yaa Obad Al Maseeh Fi Naqd Al Nasraniyyah’ (O Worshippers of Christ – Answering Christianity).

English interpretation and translation of O Christ worshippers! We want answers for our questions“(from your wise ones).

If the Lord was murdered by people acts, what kind of god is this? We wonder. Was He pleased by what they did to Him? If, ‘yes’, then blessed by they, for they achieved His pleasure. But if he was discontented, that means their power had subjugated his power.

Was the whole universe left with no Sustainer? Who answered prayers during this? Were heavens vacated while he laid underground someplace?

Were all the worlds left without a god to manage, while his hands were nailed? Why didn’t the angels help him when they heard him screaming?

How could rods stand up to bear the true Lord when he was fastened?

How could the iron rods pierce his body?

How could his enemies hands strike him and slap his back side?

Did Christi revive him from the dead? Or was there another god to revive him?

What kind of sight was it, a grave enclosing a god?

Stranger still is the womb that confined him? He remained there nine months in total darkness, fed by blood? Then he exists the womb as a tiny baby, weak, gasping to be breast fed?

He ate and drank, and what then naturally occurs? Is this something for God? Exalted High is Allah above these lies of Christians. All will be held accountable for their lies!

O Cross worshippers! Why is the cross exalted? And why blame those who reject it? Isn’t it logical to break and burn it? Along with the ones to initiated it?

Since the Lord was crucified on it, his hands nailed to it? That is really a cursed cross to carry! So throw it away, don’t kiss it!

The lord was abused on it, yet you adore it? So you are of his enemies?

If you extol it because it carried the Lord of the Worlds, why not prostrate yourselves to worship graves? Since the grave contained your god in it?

So, O Christ worshipper, open your eyes, this is what the matter is really all about.

We respectfully add our own questions for our brothers who believe in the One God of Adam, of Abraham, of Moses and of Jesus:

Do we believe Jesus, peace be upon him, taught us to pray and he also prayed?

Did Jesus really pray?

To Whom?

Therefore, shouldn’t we also pray directly to the One that Jesus, peace be upon him, prayed to?

We suggest to all mankind everywhere, the following advice:

WORSHIP THE CREATOR
NOT HIS CREATION

Polygamy, Marriage and Divorce

In the beginning Yahweh God made Adam and Eve and they became one, this was the genesis of marriage. One man and one woman. But then it was the beginning of polygamy when Lamech the decedent of Caine married two women Adah and Zillah. (Gen 4:17-24).

We can see a true communion of marriages in Noah’s life who was married to only one woman and so did his sons Shem, Ham and Japheth.(Gen 7: 7and 13).

When we read the story of Abraham, he was married to one woman Sarai and Nahor the brother of Abraham was married to Milcah the daughter of Haran. (Gen 11:27-30).

Note: Inter relative marriages was not considered incest or sin but was accepted. One example is when Nahor marries his brother Haran’s daughter Milcah.

Yahweh God inflict sever plagues on Pharaoh and his household because he took Sarai (Gen12: 17).

Note: Taking other’s wife was a sin and because of this Yahweh God punished Pharaoh and this was before the law was given.

Sharing one’s spouse was it legal?

No, a great example was when Sarai told Abraham to go and sleep with her maid servant named Hagar. (Gen 16). Although, it was Sarai who permitted Abraham to sleep with Hagar but inwardly she cursed over her decision. (Gen 16:4-6).

Lot was married to only one wife (Gen 19)

Another incident of taking another person’s wife for oneself is in (Gen 20). Where Abimelech the king of Gerar took Sarah for himself. But before committing further sin he is intervened by Yahweh God and apologizes for it. This shows that it was a sin taking other’s wife for oneself.

Note: Abraham married Sarah who was the daughter of Abraham’s father but not mother (Gen 20:12-13). This proves that Abraham’s father Terah had two wives, and one of them could bore Sarah, so Abraham married his step-sister.

Abraham marries 2nd time and her name is Keturah (Gen 25:1-6)

Note: Abraham marries the 2nd time only after the death of Sarah and not before that.

Polygamy in the primitive age was unacceptable and one such example was when Esau the son of Isaac and Rebekah married two women Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite (Gen 26: 34-35).

Note: Isaac preferred Esau over Jacob (Gen 25:28) but after his marriage Isaac was disappointed (Gen 26:35)

Esau again marries, this time Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael (Gen 28:9). This again shows polygamy was unacceptable during primitive time.

When Jacob was tricked or deceived by Laban and made to sleep with Leah. Jacob did not like the idea and he questioned his father-in-law that he wanted Rachel and not Leah (Gen 29:25-26).

Trick doesn’t end here when Jacob was again forced by Rachel when she wanted him to give her child. Rachel gave her slave-girl Bilhah as a wife (Gen 30:3). Seeing this Leah also gave her slave-girl Zilpah to Jacob as a wife. (Gen 30:9)

Note: Both Leah and Rachel gave their slave-girls as wife and not as concubines. Similar, incident is when Sarah gave her Egyptian slave-girl to Abraham as wife (Gen 16:4)

Esau brother of Jacob had three wives namely:

  1. Adah, the daughter of Elon the Hittite.
  2. Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, who was the son of Zibeon the Horite.
  3. Basemath the daughter of Ishmael and sister of Nebaioth. So, it was polygamy.

Another great story was about Judah and Tamar (Gen 38). Although, Judah took Tamar has his daughter-in-law but he slept with her because it was Tamar who tricked him by taking off her widow clothes and wrapped a veil around her (Gen 38:14).

Note: The story of Judah and Tamar (Gen 38), Judah gave Tamar to his sons but this happened only when his sons died, so he passed his daughter-in-law to other sons only after their demise.

But a new covenant was made “a man who takes the wife of his brother, they shall die childless”. (Lev 20:21)

Note: Both man and woman will die childless.

Why did Tamar do so?

Because Judah promised her that when Shelah the younger son grows into an adult he will marry Tamar with him (Gen 38:11). But Judah fails to keep his promise (Gen 38:14)

Did Judah Repent?

Yes he did (Gen 38:26)

Note: Cheating on spouse was practiced in the primitive world; one such example is when Joseph was approached by his master’s wife to sleep with her (Gen 39: 7-20)

Moses was married to only one woman Zipporah the daughter of Reuel (Ex 2:21-22).

Clean And Unclean Food

To know more on this we need to go back during Adam and Eve’s time when Yahweh God made everything for them. And said “all the seed-bearing plants on the earth will be your food”. And all the wild beast all birds (fowl of air KJV) and all living reptiles (creepeth KJV) you can eat. (Gen 1:29-31). But after the fall (Gen 3) still food of every kind was allowed to be consumed.  A great example of good and bad food or clean and unclean can be seen during the offering by Caine and Abel. When Caine brought some of the produce of the soil as an offering for Yahweh, while Abel for his part offered the first-born of his flock and some of their fat as well (Gen 4:3-4).

Note: With this we can understand that even before the laws were established, people knew what to offer.

Yahweh God promises Noah the same to eat “every living and crawling species” and even green herb. (Gen 9:1-5).

The divine promises and covenant which was made between Abraham and Yahweh God regarding giving a child to Abraham. This is when Yahweh God says “get 3 year old heifer, 3 year old she goat, 3 year old ram. Notice all these animals are clean.

The first reference of clean and unclean comes in (Gen 7:2-3) when Noah was ordered to take such animals in the ark.

Note: Noah knew the clean and unclean animals so he offered from those. (Gen 8:20-21)

Turtle Dove and a young pigeon are clean animals (Gen 15:9)

Note: All these animals are clean and this was even known before the law was given.

The apparition at Tent of Mamre, when the Lord appeared to Abraham, he runs to greet the three visitors and tells Sarah to knead some cakes and quickly runs to fetch a calf for meal.(Gen 18:1-9)

Note Abraham offers a calf even before the law was given. This proves people were civilized or knowledgeable about the offering. This is why they offered clean animals to Yahweh God.

The sacrifice of Isaac was replaced by a ram which was caught in the bushes by Abraham. (Gen 22:13)

Note: Here too Yahweh God provided a clean animal a “ram” for sacrifice. And this is a time when law was yet to be given.

Camel a Forbidden Animal (Lev 11:4) (Deut 14:7-8)

Rachel took household idols and put them in the camel’s litter and sat on them. (Gen 31:34)

Note: Camel is a forbidden animal but before the law was given people used camels as means of transportation

When Jacob was preparing way to meet his brother, he chooses gifts for Esau and from it were 30 camels in milk with their calves. (Gen 32:14-16). Now Jacob gifted his brother with camels although he was the chosen one right from his mother’s womb (Gen 25:23), but yet he choose a forbidden animal the camel. This proves everything was permissible to be eaten, served and gifted.

During the Passover (Ex:12) Yahweh God instructed Moses to sacrifice an animal without blemish a male one year old either from sheep or goats.(Ex 12:5-6).

Note: The criterion is to sacrifice an animal without blemish that is without defect and from sheep or goat that is clean animal. And this was before getting the law.

The Offerings

It should be done by offering rams which is a clean animal (Ex 29:10-21)

Yahweh God separated clean from unclean animals (Lev 11:1-47). This was because if we take a closer look on such unclean animals, they were scavengers such as pig, vulture and so on. So, if we start killing the scavengers then who is going to clean the society???

Why Camel is held Unclean?

Is camel a scavenger? No, camel is not a scavenger but known as “sheep of the desert”. Now, when we look back, the law was given to Moses who is in a desert that is Middle East, and camels were the best transport in the desert. Meanwhile, when we read (Gen 32: 14-16) Jacob chose 30 camels with their calves to gift Esau his brother. There is no record of camel sacrifice in the entire Bible. Since due to its utility, efficiency, durability and longevity to survive without water in desert, Yahweh God prohibited its offering, and made use of camel so that people should not eat it but utilize the animal.

Animals Sacrificed.

Animals like ox sheep or goat should be offered but the animal should not be blind, lame, mutilated, ulcerous or suffering from skin disease or sore.(Lev 22:17-30)

Moses Speaks

Israelites were permitted to eat unclean animals in home but should not sacrifice it. (Deut 15:19-23)

In Egypt when Abraham meets Pharaoh, he gave Abraham animals along with camels. (Gen 12:17)

Note: When Abraham sends his steward to find a girl for Isaac the servant takes 10 of his master’s camels. (Gen 24:10).

Rebakah draws water for the camels (Gen 24:20) this proves that camels were not unclean animals but were used for various reasons.

Laban the brother of Rebekah welcomes the servant along with his camel. (Gen 24:32)

Deuteronomy 18:18 Prophesy of Muhammad

The Ishmalites, the Saracens, the Hagerins and the Majurums when they claim that Deuteronomy 18:18 prophesies about their prophet, then we has Christians should go ahead to investigate the truth.

1st we need to look into the covenant or blessings given by Yahweh God to his prophets or the blessings given by father to the son.

Adam and Eve bear two sons Caine and Abel (Gen 4:1-16). Caine then murders Abel and fled.

Adam and Eve then bear Seth (Gen 5:3).

Note: Abel is dead and Caine is cursed so, Seth the third son is blessed and from him the generation grows, till Noah. (Gen 5: 1-32).

Noah then bears 3 sons Shem, Ham and Japheth at the age of 500. (Gen 5:32). After the global flood, Noah finds a land Ararat, the place where the ark stops (Gen 8:5) where he becomes the tiller of soil and the first to plant the vine. He drank the vine and uncovered himself. Now Ham, Canaan’s ancestor saw his father nakedness and told his two brothers (Gen 9:18-24). So, Shem and Japheth took a cloak and put it on their father.

So, Noah blesses his two sons,

‘Accursed be Canaan

He shall be his brothers’

Meanest slave. (Gen 9:25)

He added:

‘Blessed be Yahweh, God of Shem,

Let Canaan be his slave!

May God extend Japheth, may he live in the tents of Shem,

And may Canaan be his slave!’ (Gen 9:26)

And now from the descendant from Shem, Abraham is born.

Note: Shem is blessed from his father Noah. (Gen 11:10-27)

From Abraham Ishmael is born (Gen 16) and Isaac (Gen 21:1-7).

Note: God Almighty blesses Ishmael and says he will be father of 12 princes and will make, him a great nation. (Gen 17:21) But Yahweh God’s covenant will be on Isaac (Gen 17:22). From here the division begins between Ishmaelite and Nasara or Nasarins. The story of Ishmael ends in (Gen 21:8-21). But the story of Isaac continues and he marries Rebekah. (Gen 24:67).

Ishmael then makes a short appearance and along with his brother Isaac buries his father Abraham. (Gen 25: 12-15).

The promise by Yahweh God comes true and Ishmael bears 12 sons (Gen 25:12-15). Ishmael dies at the age 137 years (Gen 25: 17-18)

The story proceeds from Isaac, Rebekah bears two sons Esau and Jacob. When Rebekah was pregnant, the children struggled with one another in her womb. She goes to Yahweh and God almighty says these are two great nations. (Gen 25: 19-28). It was prophesied that the elder will serve the younger.

Jacob is blessed by his father Isaac (Gen 27). The prophesy comes true where the younger son Jacob will reign over his elder brother Esau. So, the blessed one Jacob marries and bears 12 sons. (Gen 35: 23-26).

Now, it is from this 12 sons, 12 tribes are formed and from the levi tribe, Moses and Aaron are born who are the sons of Amram and Jochebed (Exo 6:20)

Note: Moses was not a good speaker so he needs mouthpiece, so he prays to Yahweh God to send anyone for his aid, on hearing this Yahweh God becomes angry. The reason is God almighty wants the mouthpiece to be from the tribe of Jacob, so Aaron was chosen who was from the Levite tribe. (Exo 4:13-17).

Note: The theme of younger is preferred over the elder by Yahweh. This preference demonstrates the freedom of God’s choice.

For Example

Adam begets Caine, Abel and Seth.

Noah begets Shem Ham and Japheth (Gen 7:13-14)

Isaac is preferred over Ishmael, Jacob over Esau and Rachel over to Leah.

Note: Moses put all the commands of Yahweh into writing, and early next morning he built an altar at the foot of the mountain (Sinai), with 12 standing stones for 12 tribes of Israel. (Ex 24:4-5), (Jos 4:3-9), (1 Kings 18:31), (Ex 28: 6-14). These 12 stones were to honor 12 tribes of Israel and not 12 sons of Ishmael (Ex 28: 21-22).

One question….if a prophet like Moses was promised then he should be from the lineage of Moses and not Ishmael. But Esau can be considered also since he married Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael (Gen 28:9).

So, if we conclude then the prophet promised to Moses will be from the tribe of Jacob, and among thy brethren means among the 12 tribes of Israel. So, (Deut 18:18) is solved that the prophet promised will be from the tribe of Jacob (Israel) and not from any foreign tribe such as (Ishmael).

Still not convincing then the answer for (Deut 18:18) is in (Acts 3: 22-25)

Peter says: The Lord God will raise a prophet among you, who will resemble me! Listen carefully to everything he tells you. (Acts 3:22-25).

Moses then goes on to say that he will appoint a king which Yahweh God will choose, who must be one from among your brothers (12 tribes of Israel). And not to appoint a foreign king who is not your brothers, for example Ishmaelite (Gen 17:14-15).

Ezekiel 47

21 So you shall divide this land among you according to the tribes of Israel. 22 You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the aliens who reside among you and have begotten children among you. They shall be to you as citizens of Israel; with you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. 23 In whatever tribe aliens reside, there you shall assign them their inheritance, says the Lord GOD.

Stephen’s Speech: It was Moses who told the ‘’Sons of Israel’’ God will raise a prophet like myself for you from among your own brothers. (Acts 7:37)

Note: Stephen knew whom did Moses address his speech, the messengers and the prophets knew clearly that Moses spoke to the Sons of Israel. So, why doubt???

And if we ignore all the factors then one serious question arises why Yahweh God always addresses himself has God of Abrahm, God of Isaac and God of Jacob but not God of Ishmael???(Gen 28:13)

Circumcision (Gen 17:1-27)

When Abram was ninety-nine years old Yahweh God appeared to him and said, ‘I am El Shaddai. Bear myself blameless in my presence, and I will make a Covenant between myself and you, and increase your numbers greatly. (Gen 17: 1-2)

Note: As a Covenant was made between Noah and Yahweh God similar promise or Covenant is now been inaugurated between Abram and God Almighty. The Covenant was, God set a bow in the clouds and said “this shall be a sign of the Covenant between me and earth. I will recall the Covenant between myself and you and every living creature of every kind. And so the waters shall never again become a flood and destroy all things of flesh. When the bow is in the clouds I shall see it and call to mind the lasting Covenant between God and every living creature of every kind that is found on the earth.” This was the Covenant or promise made by Yahweh God with Noah. (Gen 9:12-16)

But now it was all a different Covenant that was made to Abram Yahweh God promises “that Abram will become the father of a multitude of nations. You shall no longer be called Abram; your name shall be Abraham, for I make you father of a multitude of nations. (Gen 17:4-6) Now this is my covenant which you are to maintain between myself and you and your descendants after you: all your males must be circumcised. You shall circumcise your foreskin, and this shall be the sign of the covenant between me and you.” (Gen 17:10-12)

Criteria: All the male children aged 8 days old must be circumcised whether they are born within the household or bought from a foreigner. (Gen 17:12-13)

Perpetuity: Yahweh God again promises that Abraham at the age of 100 years and Sarah at the age of 90 will bear a son who will be named Isaac and with whom he will establish a Covenant, a Covenant in perpetuity. (Gen 17:18-19).

Covenant with Ishmael: Yahweh God then promises: “I will bless Ishmael and make him fruitful and greatly increase in numbers. He shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation. But my Covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear in the coming year. (Gen 17:20-22)

Note: Ishmael will be father of twelve princes. Why 12? Because as promised by God Almighty, he will make his Covenant with Isaac who will be father of twelve sons, so conclusion even when it comes in bearing children Isaac supersedes Ishmael.

Oath is obeyed: Abraham was 99 years when his foreskin was circumcised while Ishmael was circumcised at the age of 13 years. All the men along with born male of the household of Abraham were circumcised. (Gen 17:2-27)

Moses Says

Circumcise your heart then and be obstinate God, triumphant and terrible, never partial, never to be bribed. (Deut 10:16)

Was Moses circumcised?

The text is not so clear of Moses’s circumcision and sounds unfairly because of the law given by Yahweh God to Abraham. (Gen 17) But a reference emerges where one night when Yahweh God comes to meet and tries to kill Moses. This is when Zipporah Moses’s wife takes a flint and cuts of her son’s foreskin and with it she touched the genitals of Moses. ‘Truly, you are a bridegroom of blood to me!’ she said. By saying so the account of circumcision was fulfilled and Yahweh God let him lived. (Ex 4:24-26)

Note: Just touching Moses’s organ with her son’s foreskin the act or the oath was fulfilled hence once again proving that circumcision was a covenant made between Yahweh God and his children believing in one and only true living God. Hence, circumcision was nothing only proving one’s faith in believing in one God.

Significance of Circumcision?

Circumcision signifies membership in God’s people, (Gen 17:10). But this membership brought spiritual obligations with it: ‘circumcision of the heart.’

Jeremiah

The prophet said ‘circumcise yourselves for Yahweh; off with the foreskin of your hearts’. (Jr 4:4)

St Paul

He taught what Moses proclaimed true circumcision is the mark of the true Israel which is of heart. (Rm 2:25-29, 1Co 7:19, Ga 5:6, 6:15, Ph 3:3, Col 2:11, 3:11)

Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

The sect known today as the Jehovah’s Witnesses started out in Pennsylvania in 1870 as a Bible class led by Charles Taze Russell. Russell named his group the “Millennial Dawn Bible Study.” Charles T. Russell began writing a series of books he called “The Millennial Dawn,” which stretched to six volumes before his death and contained much of the theology Jehovah’s Witnesses now hold. After Russell’s death in 1916, Judge J. F. Rutherford, Russell’s friend and successor, wrote the seventh and final volume of the “Millennial Dawn” series, “The Finished Mystery,” in 1917. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society was founded in 1886 and quickly became the vehicle through which the “Millennial Dawn” movement began distributing their views to others. The group was known as the “Russellites” until 1931 when, due to a split in the organization, it was renamed the “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” The group from which it split became known as the “Bible students.”

The Name Adam

        God created a man and a woman, and he “called their name Adam.” So the

        woman’s name was Adam, too! (Gen 5:2)

Respond: This one is easy both man and woman was known has mankind, in today’s world we use the same terminology for humans same goes with animals. Birds, insects are also known has animals, so in Hebrew Adam is known has man from where we get mankind, a terminology used for both man and woman.

The Name Adam

Almighty God Speaks To Himself

God walks and talks (to himself?) in the garden, and plays a little hide

        and seek with Adam and Eve. 3:8-11

Respond: God was not talking to himself but calling Adam and Eve (Gen 3:8). And it were Adam and Eve who hid behind the trees because they were ashamed that they were naked (Gen 3:10). This also proves that God is almighty and is capable to enter in his own creation. If a man is capable of building his house but is incapable of getting into it, then what a shame.

Serpents Eat Dust

God curses the serpent. From now on the serpent will crawl on his belly

        and eat dust. One wonders how he got around before — by hopping on his

        tail, perhaps? But snakes don’t eat dust, do they? 3:14

Respond: The serpent is the devil (Rev 12:9 & Rev 20:2) The Jacobson’s organ helps the snake smell. As a snake forked tongue darts out to senses its surroundings, it, at least occasionally, licks the ground or picks up dust particles. Once the snake pulls in its tongue,  its inserts the tips of its forked tongue into the two openings of the Jacobson’s organ, where the particles are identified and analyzed. The snake’s brain can “read” the smells and taste from its tongue. So, in a way, “snakes really do eat dust”.