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)

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