(An exercise only in how the Pope might make such an address...???)
Dear People of the World; we are brothers and sisters all; throughout the world. It is with deep love and respect that I embrace you all. We have all been generated into the world as children of our One True Great God and Father of us all. We are all, issue of the very substance and essence of His own glorious Life and Being. It is of His own Life that He has given to pulse the same within each of us. And so it shall continue the same through all future ages, in accord with His will, until His Plan for us reaches its completion at the end of time. To find Him is to be filled with Awesome Wonder!
Our life here is fraught with many difficulties and challenges, and there are many voices raised with their own set of suggestions and solutions regarding the deep questions of our shared existence. (See the article: 'The Final Solution') (Ecclesiasticus 15:18) The particular question I wish to speak about today is with regard to the answers set before us by the brothers and sisters involved in their Koranic religious ideology of Islam which, at its root, challenges the most fundamental revelations of our own Messianic Christ-Son-of-God religion. I make these observations with love, especially to Muslims, but also to the whole world, with the same deep love that I have for every person of every colour, creed, ethnicity and persuasion.
MY DUTY AS POPE:
I venture to speak to you in this way, first because it is the duty of my Office as Pope, the Pope being the Servant of God's own Church established in the world 2000 years ago by the Son-of-God Himself, Who was incarnated into the world to reconcile all of God's children in the world with Our Father in Heaven and to call all peoples to Himself and to "His Kingdom, which is not of this world". (John 18:36)
THERE IS ONLY ONE SAVIOUR:
It is true that the Messiah, as prophesied in the Ancient Scriptures, many hundreds of years before He came, that He is indeed, our world's only Saviour. There is no other Saviour but God's own incarnated Divine Son. (Acts 4:12; John 14:56; Luke 1:35; 2:34; 1 John 4:9-14) The truth of what I am saying must be made very clear in our world beset by many voices believing and stating otherwise.
ISLAM - A CONTRARY VOICE:
The principal CONTRARY voice in the world today is the Koranic voice of Islam. The voice is sincere. Islamists believe deeply in their claim to be people of "the only true faith", (Koran 3:19) but this cannot be true in the light of the Ancient Scripture's Prophetic Religion of God's only Son (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:31-35; Daniel 2:44, 7:13-14 & 27) Who completed His world-saving-mission (Acts 4:12; 1 John 4:14) 600 years before ever Muhammad was born to become the instrument of his 'angel-generator-source' of their Koran.
THE 'ANGEL' VOICE OF ISLAM:
The 'angel-generator-source' of the Koran was believed by Muhammad to be God's own Archangel Gabriel (Koran 2:98; 53:1,6; 81:22; Daniel 9:21) but the Ancient Scriptures, both Old and New, determine this not to be the case. This angel CONTRADICTS, the true Angel Gabriel of the Ancient Scriptures.
THE TRUE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL INTRODUCES THE DIVINE SON:
The Gabriel of the Hebrew-Jewish Scriptures, when he appeared to the Virgin Mary, declared she was to become the Mother of the Messiah, Who was to be a King Who would "reign in the house of Jacob forever, and of His Kingdom there shall be no end". He shall be the "Son of the Most High," and shall be called the "Son-of-God,"(Luke 1:26-35) just as the Prophet Isaiah declared Him to be, over 700 years before He came. Isaiah declared to God's people at that time, "God Himself will come and save you." "He will be called Emmanuel", which means 'God-with-us'. (Isaiah 35:4; 7:14; Matthew 1:23) God's prophet Micheas/Micah said of Him: "Out of Bethlehem He shall come forth, Whose going forth is from the Beginning, from the days of Eternity." (Micheas 5:2; Matthew 2:1-6)
ISLAM'S ANGEL'S DENIALS AND CONTRADICTIONS:
On the other hand, Islam's Koranic angel denies the Messiah's 'Emmanuel' Divinity, (Koran 4:171; 5:75) and declares Him to be, "No more than an Apostle" (Koran 5:75) and that "It is impossible that God should have a Son,"(Koran 19:88) in clear contradiction of God's Ancient Prophets, and God's True Archangel Gabriel who told the Virgin that she was to be mother to the "Son-of-God." (Luke 1:31-35.) This Koran-angel's contradictions belie his claim to be Gabriel. They expose him to be a masquerading impersonator falsely claiming to be Gabriel, in order to convince Muhammad that He was indeed God's messenger. He deceived the vulnerable Muhammad in order to have him establish an ideology which would lay challenge to the veracity of God's own true Messianic religion, and foster confusion and conflict among God's believing peoples.
ISLAM'S ANGEL'S IDENTITY DISCLOSED:
In reality, the angel's lie as to his identity, has now clearly exposed him, (1400 years too late) to be not God's messenger, but a deceiver. The "father of lies" is Scripturally attested to be Satan, (John 8:44) God's arch enemy, the author of chaos and confusion in our world. He deceived the vulnerable Muhammad, appearing to him "as an angel of light", (2 Corinthians 11:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:9; 1 Peter 5:8) and we are all now experiencing the turmoil, pain and confusion this satanic angel has designedly unleashed into our world, his satanic nature being clearly manifest in the nature of the acts of those who serve him, dispensing terror and death-at-random upon God's children throughout the world, precisely as was foretold by the Messiah Himself 2000 years ago. "The time will come," He said, "when he who kills you will think he is doing a holy duty for God, and he will do this because he knows not the Father nor Me. I tell you this, so when the time comes, you will remember I told you." (John 16:2-4) Islamists deliver death and terror with their catch-cry, "Allahu Akbar!" ("God is great!")
THE HOLY TRINITY - (ALSO DENIED BY THE MASQUERADING ANGEL)
The foregoing Ancient Scriptures to which I have referred, indisputably proclaim the Divinity of God's eternally generated Son, with the capacity to incarnate Himself through the operation of God's Holy Spirit; (Luke 1:35) the Holy Spirit Himself being the same One Spirit generated in unison from the Hearts of both the Father and the Son. (As in the Incarnation; where One acts, all act.)
THE HOLY TRINITY - IN ITS OPERATIONAL STRUCTURE OF FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT:
The Three Persons, thus identified, are the Communal Unity of the Life which is the Life and Being of the One God. Each Person is identified by the role each enjoys in the operational structure of the One Communal Life; and it is the Given-Name of each which signals the Operational 'Place' of each in the Life and Being of the One Godhead. The FATHER is depicted as the Generator 'Source' of their One-Life, while the SON is His total Self-image being eternally generated of Him as the act of His own self-knowledge and understanding. This operational Unity of their Two Persons, excites the mysterious issuing from both of their hearts, as One, their same, ONE HOLY SPIRIT as the Third Person of their One Tri-une Communal Life and identity. One God. Three Persons. The Holy Trinity. Each Person exists only in company with the other Two. Together, they comprise the One-Being.
THE SON ATTESTS TO HIS OWN DIVINITY:
The Operational Unity of their Communal Being already attests to the Son's Divinity, but He made this patently clear to His disciples when they requested He reveal the Father to them, by saying, "Have I been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Who sees Me, sees the Father, and from now on, you have seen Him." (John 14:9) "No-one knows the Son but the Father, neither does anyone know the Father but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal Him." (Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22) "No-one can come to the Father except by Me." (John 14:6) The Son further affirms His eternal Sonship and the Communal nature of the Tri-une Godhead in His declaration. "Before ever Abraham came to be, I AM." (Exodus 3:14; John 8:58) And, St Paul confirms His Divinity, attesting: "In Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily." (Colossians 2:9)
THE KORANIC ANGEL'S DENIAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY AND THE SON'S DIVINITY:
So, what does the Koran's angel say about the Tri-une Godhead and the Messiah's place in it? "Unbelievers" say, "God is the Messiah, the son of Mary."(Koran 5:72) "The Messiah was no more than an Apostle."(Koran 5:75) "Unbelievers" are those who say, "God is one of three." (Koran 5:73) "Who says, God has begotten a Son preaches a monstrous falsehood." (Koran 19:88) "God is the enemy of the Unbelievers." (2:98; 3:10-12) "Unbelievers are your inveterate foe." (4:100) "Believers! Take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends!" (5:51) "Those who disbelieve and deny OUR revelations shall become the inmates of hell." (5:86; 22:49) Note: The Koranic Angel's statements have the Christ-Messiah firmly among the 'Unbelievers' destined for hell-fire.
THE WORDS OF THE KORANIC ANGEL CONTRADICT THE REVELATIONS OF ANCIENT SCRIPTURE
And so it is, that the words of the 'Gabriel-impersonator' angel-source-of-the-Koran, formulated into their 'holy book', the Koran, are exposed to be in unequivocal contradiction of the Words of God's Son-Messiah, His Prophets and of His Messenger, the true Archangel Gabriel. He is exposed now, as being NOT the servant of God but God's adversary, intent upon supplanting God's own Messianic Revelations with his own lies and deceptions sown into his Koran posing as Divine Truth.
SALVATION HISTORY AND GOD'S COVENANT PLAN:
Now, let us reflect back to the beginning of God's dealings with Abram. God changed Abram's name to Abraham and said He would establish a Perpetual Covenant with Him. (Genesis 17:1-22)
GOD CONFIRMS HIS COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM IS TO BE REALIZED THROUGH THE ANCESTRAL LINE OF HIS SON ISAAC
He separated Abraham from the other people of his time and settled him in the land of Canaan, promising He would "make of him a great nation,... and that in him all the nations would be blessed." (Genesis 12:1-3) Because his wife Sarah was barren, Abraham fathered a child with Sarah's servant-girl Hagar. An angel named this child 'Ishmael' (Genesis 16:11-12; 17:20-21) and Abraham asked God if He would fulfil His promise to him through his son Ishmael. (Genesis 17:18) God said, "No! I will make My Covenant with the child you have with Sarah." (Genesis 17:19; - See also Genesis 15:3-4) Sarah miraculously conceived in her old age; she was 90 and Abraham was 100 when she gave birth to the son God said they were to call Isaac. (Genesis 15:15-19,21; 21:5-7)
GOD TESTS THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM
God tested the faith of Abraham by calling him to offer Isaac to Him as a sacrifice, (Genesis 22:1-18) (This, God required of Abraham as precursor to the Self-offering Sacrifice of His own Divine Son on the Cross of Calvary, as a Sacrifice of Redemption for those among mankind who would look to Him for their redemption.) and after Abraham had proved himself faithful with a heart akin to God's own heart, God made His 'Perpetual Covenant' with him, promising He would make him "the father of many nations" with "children numbered as the stars of the heavens and the sands of the seashore...as a reward for his obedience." (Genesis 22:16-18; 13:16; 18:18-19)
THE MESSIAH BY WHOM GOD SHALL FULFIL HIS COVENANT SHALL ISSUE FROM THE HOUSE OF JACOB/ISRAEL
Isaac married Rebecca and they had a son whom they called Jacob. God changed Jacob's name to 'Israel'. (Genesis 35:22) And it was David of the tribe of his fourth son 'Judah' (the Jews) who the Israelites made their 2nd King. (2 Kings 5:3-4) King David is especially mentioned in the Scriptures as being a predecessor of the Messiah Who was "to reign in the House of Jacob forever", (Luke 1:32) the One to Whom, "all the tribes of the earth would come to be blessed" (Genesis 18:18; 28:14-15; Acts 4:12; & Psalm 71:17) "through all of the ages, until the end of the world," (Matthew 28:18-20) "as there is no other Name under heaven given to mankind whereby we can be saved" (Acts 4:12) and come to be among those "numbered as the stars of the heavens and the sands of the seashore." (Genesis 22:16-18)
THE ANCIENT SCRIPTURES ATTEST NO OTHER POWER SHALL EVER SUPPLANT GOD'S MESSIANIC RELIGION (Daniel 7:14)
Plainly, according to the Ancient Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, God's Plan for mankind's salvation, and the fulfilment of His Covenant He made with Abraham, has been, and is continuing to be fulfilled in, and through, His Divine-Son-Jewish-Messiah, with the clear message that this shall apply through all of the generations until the end of the world, in and through the religion established by His Divine-Son-Messiah. (Matthew 16:13-19)
His Plan gives no place to the possibility of any future religious ideology EVER being established to supplant, in His Name, the true religion He has established in the world in the Name of His own Divine Son, incarnated into the world for His own Saving Purpose of mankind's redemption.
Clearly then, Mankind's redemption can NEVER be entertained as coming through the ancestral line of Ishmael and Muhammad, coming, as it has, 600 years AFTER the Messiah had completed His Saving Mission. (Daniel 2:44; 7:13-14,18; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:18-20)
(Muhammad was deceived by his 'Gabriel-impersonator-angel' who appeared to him as 'an-angel-of-light' - 2 Corinthians 11:14)
THE MESSIAH, AS THE WORLD'S ONLY SAVIOUR, SHALL REACH OUT TO ALL GENERATIONS TILL THE END OF THE WORLD
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Jacob/Israel, all nations shall magnify Him." (Psalm 71:17-18) The Sacred Heart of His Messiah reaches out to the heart of every Muslim today, the same as it shall reach out to the heart of every person ever to be born into His world till the end of time. (John 1:3,12-13)
THE MESSIAH SAYS OF HIMSELF:
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."(Apocalypse 22:13; John8:58; 14:9; Isaiah 44:6) "Be converted to Me, and you will live, all to the ends of the earth, for I am God and there is no other."(Isaiah 45:21-25) To those who reject Him He says, "You would not come to Me that you may have life." (John 5:40; Isaiah 45:25)
AND THE FAITHFUL SHALL HEED HIS VOICE:
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the House of the Lord shall be prepared in the top of the mountains, and high above the hills: and people shall flow into it. And many nations shall come in haste, and say: "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the House of the God of Jacob: and He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go out of Sion, and the Word of the Lord out of Jerusalem." (Micheas 4:1-2)
"Come! All God's children! Let us all go up to the House of the Lord, together..."
"What I tell you in the night, shout from the rooftops in the morning."
(Paraphrase of Matthew 10:27)
IN CAUSA VERITATIS