Isaiah 42 Speaks About The Messiah Or Muhammad

Behold My servant, whom I uphold;

Mine elect, in whom My soul delighteth;

I have put My spirit upon him,

He shall make the right to go forth to the nations.

2He shall not cry, nor lift up,

Nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

3A bruised reed shall he not break,

And the dimly burning wick shall he not quench;

He shall make the right to go forth according to the truth.

4He shall not fail nor be crushed,

Till he have set the right in the earth;

And the isles shall wait for his teaching. (Is 42:1-4)

However, it is our duty, to adduce proofs from the Scriptures to prove that god Almighty made His Word a Son to Himself. For if He calls him Son, and if the Son is none other than He who has proceeded from the Father Himself, then he will be the Son, and not Himself from whom He proceeded. For the Father Himself did not proceed from himself. Now many will assume that the Father is the same as the Son, if so then both would have been sent by a Being which is God.

Indeed with our rule of faith, is that He who speaks and He of whom He speaks, and to whom He speaks cannot possibly seem to be One and the same. Father concerning the Son by the mouth of Isaiah “Behold my Son, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom I am well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon Him, and He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.” In this verse Father saying to the Son. There are many other such testimonies that are carefully catalogued by the Church father Tertullian, for there is the Spirit Himself who speaks, and the Father to whom He speaks, and the Son of whom He speaks. Similarly, there are other passages that establish each one of several Persons in His special character addressed to the Father or to the Son respecting the Son, whereas, in other passages the Son or to the Father concerning the Father and again in other instances to the Holy Spirit.

Similar passages of what is the “WORD” which is in the beginning is narrated by the apostle John is briefed by Church father Origen in his commentary on the Gospel of John explains the things that are said about Christ, and countless names which are applied to our Saviour. One such example is Logos (WORD), which is applied to Christ alone as the WORD of God. Others that make to the list are as follows

  1. In the Catholic Epistle John says that Christ is the Paraclete for our souls with the Father. “and if any sin, we have a Paraclete with the father, Jesus Chris the righteous (1 Jh 2:1).
  2. Paul says the Messiah is propitiation “Whom God set forth as propitiation through faith in His blood, on account of forgiveness of the forepast sins, in the forbearance of god.” (Rom 3:25-26)
  3. Christ is also refereed as a servant of God. (Is 42:1)
  4. Further, the Messiah is referred as “Thou art my servant, O Israel” (Is 49:1-3)
  5. Prophet Ezekiel calls David as Christ. “I will raise up David my servant, who shall be their shepherd.” The verse should not be confused with the patriarch David who is to rise and be the shepherd of the saints, but it’s the Messiah. (Ez 34:23)

Hence, the above examples from the passage refers to the sublime name of Jesus Christ and non can take those divine titles. Origen, Justin Martyr, Tertullian and Cyprian were blessed and inspired by the Holy Spirit as clearly demonstrated the literal meaning of those names.

“The WORD Is Sent Forth” Habakkuk 3:3

3God cometh from Teman,

And the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah

His glory covereth the heavens,

And the earth is full of His praise. (Hab 3:3)

Church father Cyprian (chapter 21) in his explanation refers the “Holy One” as the “WORD” who will go before “His Face” refers to “God Almighty”, and shall go forth unto the plains according to His steps.  

Justin Martyr and Irenaeus had similar view thus the passage indicates that he is God, and that His beginning was to take place in Bethlehem, and from Mount Effrem, which is towards the south, and that he is man. “And fiery bolts go forth at His feet.” (Hab 3:5) this is an indication of a man.

“I Have Yet Many Things To Say Unto You,” (John 16:13-14)-II

When, our beloved Messiah says “I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak.” Therefore, when we examine what were the “many things” referred to in the passage which was spoken by the Christ to his disciples, we need to understand that the apostles were Jews and had been trained under the Mosaic Law. Father Origen assumes that Jesus Christ was unable to tell his apostles about the true law, and how the Jewish worship comprised in the pattern and shadow of certain heavenly things, and how future blessings were foreshadowed by the command regarding meats and drinks, and festivals, and new moons, and Sabbaths. One such example is when Peter was instructed to kill all the clean and unclean animals in his vision (Acts 10), Peter wasn’t blessed at that time to understand the divine vision. This is why early church father Tetrullian explains that a man must hold heretical views of God first, and then of his institution. The Paraclete will enlighten with the knowledge that the Lord deferred till He came, and will begin by bearing emphatic witness to Christ. (A part II rebuttal)

The Comforter Promised By The Messiah (Jn 16:13-14)

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he

will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of

himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he

speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine,

and shall shew it unto you. (Jn 16:13-14)

Muslims often quote this passage to prove that Jesus Christ prophesied about Muhammad “the child rapist” because they want to prove that Quran is authentic and is word of Allah, the pagan diety (Dushara was not a god of Kaiba but of a Kaba “a cube”. The allusion was to the stone black and uncarved, that the Nabataeans worshipped as an incarnation of the god, somewhere in a shrine to the south of the Dead Sea. ( In the Shadow of the Sword Pg 266 (Ch 4: The Children Of Abraham) (Sub Section: The Wolves of Arabia) By Tom Holland )

My grace encompasses all things; so I will confer it on those who steer away from evil,

and spend in charity, and who believe in Our signs — those who follow the

Messenger, the unlettered Prophet whom they shall find described in the Torah and

the Gospel that are with them. He commands them to do what is right and forbids

them to do what is wrong, and makes lawful to them the good things of life and forbids

them all that is foul. He lifts from them their burdens and the shackles that weigh

upon them. Those, therefore, who believe in him, honour and support him, and follow

the light that has been bestowed from on high through him shall indeed be successful.

(Verses 156-157) (In The Shade of The Quran) By Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb a renowned Egyptian scholar explains surah 7:157, of being an important piece of evidence that the Children of Israel were given the most emphatically, confirming the advent of the unlettered Prophet. The information was given by Moses and Jesus Christ in their revelation the Torah and Injil. He also adds that the Children of Israel are told that those who believe in this unlettered Prophet will be successful. On the other side Sayyid Qutb accuses the Jews for holding hostile attitude towards Muhammad who came to reduce burden and giving his followers the certain promise of success. History as it that the Children of Israel were the most hardened opponents of Muhammad and his religion.

Nevertheless, we as true Christians must be prepared to give an answer as written in the Holy Scripture (1 Pt 3:15). Church father Ignatius in (the epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians) says that there are some who hold wicked doctrine of the strange and evil spirit which deceives the people does not speak the things of Christ, but his own for he is a lying spirit. Muhammad the child rapist fits perfectly with the above description mentioned by the church father. Paraclete, the Holy Spirit does not speak His own things, but those of Messiah, and that not from himself, but from the Lord, similarly as Jesus announces to us the things that He received from the Father. For the Messiah says, “the word which ye hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.” (Jn 14:24). And of the Holy Ghost, “He shall glorify Me, for He receives of Mine.” (Jn 16:14). The two statements clearly read for it that there is a union between Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, a clear nature of Trinity.

Whereas, the spirit of deceit preaches him and speaks his own things a big example is Muhammad, for he seeks to please himself. He glorifies himself, for he is full of arrogance, he is lying, fraudulent, and deceptive.

Eusebius in his works (Chapter 14. The False Prophets of the Phrygians) condemns certain sectarians, who like poisonous serpents over Asia and Phrygia, boasted that Montanus was the Paraclete and that his female followers Priscilla and Maximilla were his prophetesses. The great church historian throws light on a satanic person who himself is God’s adversary and was a cause of destruction for many. He was a barbarian both in word and manners and demonic in nature. He tried to pose himself as the Messiah and proclaimed himself the Paraclete (Jn 14:16 &26) and later, like Christ, he chose twelve disciples as partners of his new doctrine.

This madman went ahead to glue the false and godless doctrines that he collected from long-extinct heresies and plagued Persian to our part of the world. The heresy of Manicheans which began at his time (Ch 31) still prevails and many have borrowed the concept of being the Paraclete.

Further, our Lord in (Jn 16:13) promised His disciples the knowledge of all truth the Holy Spirit, the comforter (Jn 14:26), should come. Therefore as Thomas Aquinas explains (Reply to Objection 2) that Augustine (Contra Faust. xix, 31) said Montanus and Priscilla pretended that the promise given by the Messiah was fulfilled not in the apostles but in themselves proving that they were poisonous serpents. Similarly, Manicheans pronounced that it was fulfilled in Manes whom they considered to be the Paraclete. Hence, none of these received accept the Apostles of Jesus Christ, who were promised the second time (Acts 1:5) “For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” which we read in the Holy Scriptures as having been fulfilled in (Acts 2). However, there are certain sects of people who will desperately quote (Jn 7:39) (“But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.”), but as the father of church, Thomas Aquinas interprets the verse that the Holy Spirit was given as soon as Messiah was glorified in His Resurrection and Ascension. This brief explanation side washes the senseless idea that the Holy Spirit is to be expected to come at some other time.

Novatian, a priest and a theologian proves Christ to be God from the Gospel states that if the Messiah was merely a man, how can He himself say “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (Jn 11:26) and yet he who believes in man by himself alone is called accursed, but he who believes in Christ is not accursed, but is said not to die anymore. Novation in a treatise of Novation concerning the trinity (chapter 16) questions the heretics and the Muslims if the Messiah was only a man then how shall anybody who believes in him die eternally, since he who trusts in man is held to be accursed? Christ is not only man, but God also and those who believe in him will lay aside all risk of curse and will hence receive the fruit of righteousness. Further, on examine of the Holy Scripture, Novation raises question that if Christ was only man, how does He say that the Paraclete “He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” (Jn 16:14) for neither does the Paraclete receive anything from man, but blesses the man with knowledge. Similarly, the Holy Spirit does not learn the things that will happen in future from man but offers wisdom (Sophia) to man to learn about future. Therefore, the Paraclete receives from Christ and declares unto us, proving that the Messiah is greater than the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Ghost would not receive from our lord unless He is less than the Messiah. Henceforth, Novatian explains that if Christ was merely human, then why he would lay down for us such a rule of believing where he says “And this is life eternal that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (Jn 17:3), by this statement didn’t Christ prove to us that he is God also, if not the statement “And Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent”, would be pointless if the Messiah was just a man. For this very reason Christ links himself with God and not with man, for if the Messiah was only human he wouldn’t had said “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” (Jn 17:5). For no one could have anything, unless he himself should exists first to keep anything. Therefore, Christ was not just a man, but God because he was before the world and held his glory before the world. (Continue)