Why Allah is NOT the God of Abraham...
THE GOD OF ABRAHAM
Islamists believe their God, Allah, is the same God as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Koran 2:130-137; 3:84-86) But is He? (1 John 2:22-23; John 3:16, 18, 31; 5:18-29, 40; 15:26; 16:7, 13-15)
The God of Abraham was/is the one true God, the single mind and power-source of all created existences which have emerged to comprise and inhabit His created world.
The unseen Creator, invisible to the creatures inhabiting His created world, is nonetheless 'visible' to His creatures who discover His Abiding Conscious Ever-Presence in the nature of the intelligently structured member-elements which comprise the One Creation, none-of-which can possibly be construed as being the reason for itself. No! Each, and all, witness to being, singularly and collectively, the work of but one awesome Symphonic Mind. This Mind and Person is the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob. (Psalm 18:1,7; Ecclesiasticus 42:15-22;44:20-27)
GOD'S PERPETUAL COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM
This one true God revealed Himself to Abraham, as recorded in the Ancient Scriptures. The true God, Who made a Perpetual Covenant with him that He would become 'father' to all the tribes of the earth with children as the stars of the heavens and the sands of the seashore. (Genesis 17: 4-7; 18:18-19)
THE CHILD OF THE COVENANT
He made plain to Abraham that the fulfilment of His promise would unfold through the line of the son he would miraculously conceive with his barren wife Sarah who was far beyond her child-bearing years. This child was to be the Child of His Covenant, and he was to be called Isaac. (Genesis 17:1-9, 19; 22:1-18).
From Isaac, the mantle of the Covenant was to be passed to his son Jacob whose name was changed by God to 'Israel'. Israel fathered 12 sons who in turn fathered 'The 12 tribes of Israel', and it was to be the tribe of his 4th son Judah which would come to be known as the Jews, from which tribe would issue King David and the Messiah. (Genesis 35:9-13, 28:10-15).
GOD'S PLAN WAS GRADUALLY UNFOLDING...
Through the centuries God had His prophets speak for Him.
His prophet Isaiah foretold so clearly:
"God Himself shall come into the world to save you." (Isaiah 35:4)
"A virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel." (Isaiah 7:14). (Emmanuel means 'God-with-us'). (Matthew 1:23). "And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, Father of the world to come and Prince of Peace,... He shall sit (a King) upon the throne of David..." (Isaiah 9:6-7).
"And you, Bethlehem... little one among the thousands of Judah (Jews): out of you shall He come forth who is to be the ruler in Israel: His going forth is from the beginning; from the days of eternity" (Micheas 5:2).
"He that made you shall rule over you; the Lord of Hosts is His name: your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. He shall be called the God of all the earth." (Isaiah 54:5).
"The angel Gabriel was sent from God into a town of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man named Joseph of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. He greeted her saying, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women... Behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a Son; and you shall call his name, Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God shall give to Him the throne of David His (ancestral Jewish) father; and He shall reign (as King) in the house of Jacob forever. Of His Kingdom there shall be no end." (Daniel 2:44; 7:13-14; 7:18; 7:27; Luke 21:27; 1 Peter 1:23; Apocalypse 11:15; 19:13, 16).
Mary said to him, "How shall this be?" And he said to her "The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you. And therefore, also, the Holy One Who shall be born of you, shall be called the Son-of-God..." (Koran 19:88) And Mary said, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to your word."
The angel then departed from her. (Luke 1:26-38).
In the words of Mother Teresa:
"No Mary, no Jesus - no mother, no Son." (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Micheas 5:2; Apocalypse 12:1-17)
THE WORD OF GOD
It was the prophet Isaiah again, who said, "The Lord sent a Word into Jacob, and it has lighted upon Israel." (Isaiah 9:8).
And from Solomon came the Book of Wisdom, "The Lord of mercy and God of my fathers, has made all things by His Word."
(Wisdom 9:1; John 1:3)
"Thy almighty Word leapt down from heaven from Thy royal throne, as a fierce conqueror into the land of destruction, with a sharp sword (The Word of Truth) - Thy unfeigned commandment, and He stood and filled all things with death, and standing on the earth reached even to heaven." (Wisdom 18:15-16)
It was St John, the Apostle of this same Word, who said:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (The Incarnate Word-Son-of-God.) The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him: and without Him was made, nothing which has been made.
In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shone in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John (the Baptist). This man came as a witness to give testimony of the Light, that all men might believe through Him (the Light). (Apocalypse 21:23)
He (John) was not the Light, but was to give testimony of the Light, that was the True Light, which enlightens every man who comes into the world.
He (the Light) was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
He came to His own, and His own (the Jews) received Him not. But, as many as who did receive Him, He gave them power to become the sons of God; to them that believe in His name, who are born (again), not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of (the Holy Spirit of) God. (1 Peter 1:23) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (the Incarnation) and we saw His glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten (Son) of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
John (the Baptist) gave witness of Him. He cried out, "This was He of Whom I spoke: He that shall come after me, (the Word-Christ) is preferred before me: because He was before me." (Micheas 5:2)
(John said this knowing the incarnated Word-Son-of-God was born into the world six months after he, himself, was born. Micheas 5:2).
Of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the Law was given by Moses; (Exodus chapters 20 and 34) grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8).
No man has seen God at any time. It is the only begotten Son Who is in the bosom of His Father, Who has declared Him.
This is the testimony of Saint John." (John 1:1-19)
"AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH."(John 1:14)
God has incarnated Himself to visibly manifest Himself in the world of His making. So, it is irrefutably true, according to the Ancient Scriptures, both Old and New, that the incarnated Christ-Messiah-Word was none other than, "God Himself who has come into the world to save you." (Isaiah 35:4) As He said: "Who sees Me, sees the Father, and henceforth you have seen Him"(John 14:9)
As also, St Paul the Apostle spoke truly when he said: "In Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead, bodily." (Colossians 2:9) "And we have seen and do testify, that the Father has sent His Son to be the Saviour of the world." (1 John 4:14) "In him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed. All nations shall magnify Him." (Psalm 74:17; Micheas 5:2)
"Who is a liar, but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is Anti-Christ, who denies both the Father, and the Son. Whosoever denies the Son (Koran 19:88), the same has not the Father. He who confesses the Son, has the Father also." (1 John 2:22-23)
"God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by Him." (1 John 4:9) This is the Son of God, the Messiah, who has been sent into the world as Saviour to fulfil the Covenant God made with Abraham about 2000 years before the Saviour's birth. When He was approaching the completion of His mission (that is: about 600 years before Muhammad's birth), He explained to His disciples, "...beginning at Moses, and continuing through all of the prophets; expounding to them all of the Scriptures regarding Himself." (Luke 24:27)
And later, to His Apostles, He said, "... all things must be fulfilled which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms concerning Me... and that it was also written that He was to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day; and that penance and remission of sins should be preached to all the nations, in His name, beginning at Jerusalem." (Luke 24:44-47; Isaiah 4:3; Micheas 4:2)
"And afterwards (at his crucifixion) Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scriptures be fulfilled...said 'It is consummated' (accomplished, finished) and he bowed His head and gave up the Ghost." (John 19:28-30)
MUHAMMAD'S, AND HIS 'ANGEL'S', MISCONCEPTIONS:
So, how is the eternally generated Messiah-only-begotten-Son-of-God-the-Father, "in Whom dwelt the fullness of the Godhead, bodily," (Colossians 2:9) regarded by Muhammad and his 'angel-dictator' of the Koran? (Koran 3:45-46, 59 & 19:88)
- 'Unbelievers' say, "God is the Messiah, son of Mary." (Koran 5:16-17 & 4:171)
- And, 'Unbelievers' say, "God is one of three." (Koran 5:73)
- And, "...God is the enemy of the 'Unbelievers'." (Koran 2:98)
- "The Messiah, son of Mary, was no more than an Apostle." (Koran 5:75; 19:88)
- "Those who disbelieve and deny our 'revelations' shall become the inmates of hell." (Koran 5:86; 22:49)
Clearly, Muhammad and his 'angel' generator of the Koran contradict the ancient Scriptures which they claim to "confirm". (Koran 2:89, 101; 5:48; 10:37)
They deny the Messiah's Son-of-God Divinity and the Tri-unity of the God-head.
They deny the Messiah's confirmation of these as being true realities and in-so-doing declare the Messiah to be "an enemy of God" consigned to hell together with all 'Unbelievers'. (Koran 5:86; 22:49)
They do this contrary to the Messiah's clear teachings regarding the True Divinity and His place in it:
- "Before ever Abraham was born, I Am." (Exodus 3:14 & John 8:58)
- "Who sees Me, sees the Father, and henceforth you have seen Him." (John 14:9)
- "No one knows the Son but the Father, neither does anyone know the Father, but the Son." (Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22)
- "I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world; again, I leave the world and go back to the Father.": (John 16:28)
- "Father, give Me again the glory I had with You, before ever the world was." (John 17:5; Micheas 5:2)
- "Now this is eternal life: that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ (the Word), Whom You have sent." (John 17:3)
- "There are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit. And these three are one." (1 John 5:7; Article 20)
So, this is the true Divinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as revealed by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, sent into the world to call all men to Himself: the Divinity attested to, and revealed and confirmed throughout the Ancient Scriptures, both Old and New.
The Allah 'divinity' does not accord with the Ancient Revelations. The true Divinity here revealed, is as revealed and confirmed by the Messiah Himself: the Tri-une God, a Trinity of Divine Persons who act in Unity, such as when one acts, all act: the Father, Who in His own eternal act of Self-knowledge generates eternally within His divine essence the living Son-image of His own totality, the Messiah; wherein the operational Unity of their Persons, excites the mysterious generation from both of their hearts, as one, their same One Holy Spirit as 3rd person of their One Tri-une Communal Life and Identity. One God. Three Persons. The Holy Trinity. "And these three are One." (1 John 5:7-13,20)
These revelations of the Messiah are as foreshadowed in the Old Testament Scriptures: His Divinity (Isaiah 7:14; 35:4) and the Tri-une nature of the One True God. (Genesis 1:26; 18:1-15). His mission was to enter into the world as Saviour to fulfil the Perpetual Covenant His Father made with Abraham and to call all men to Himself - as prophesied by the prophet Daniel.
DANIEL 2:44. THE PROPHET DANIEL'S VISION OF THE EVERLASTING KINGDOM:
"The God of Heaven will set up a Kingdom that shall never be destroyed, and His Kingdom shall not be delivered up to another people, (e.g. The Muslims believe they have now supplanted it with their claim to be, "the only true faith in the sight of God". - Koran 3:19 - "For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and they shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect of God." - John 24:24) and it shall break in pieces, (As in its fracturing into Protestant and other schismatic variants of Christian belief) and it shall consume all other kingdoms, and itself shall stand forever." Remembering, too, that the Messiah also said, "Other sheep I have, not of this fold, them also, I must bring." (John 10:16)
"I (Daniel) beheld in the vision of the night, and lo, one like the son-of-man came with the clouds of heaven, and he came to the Ancient of Days: and they presented him before Him.
And, He gave him power, and glory, and a Kingdom: and all peoples, tribes and tongues shall serve Him: (Psalm 71:17-18) His power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away: and His Kingdom shall never be destroyed."
"The saints of the Most High God shall receive the Kingdom: and they shall possess the Kingdom for ever and ever."
MATTHEW 16:13-19: THE MESSIAH ESTABLISHES HIS 'KINGDOM-CHURCH-OF-THE-SAINTS'
Jesus asked of His disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" They replied, "Some say you are John the Baptist, some say you are Elijah (Elias), while others say you are Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."
Jesus said to them, "Yes, but who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered him and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God." Jesus then said to him, "Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood (a man) has not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in Heaven."
Now, I say to you Peter, "You are Peter (meaning 'rock') - (Remember, at their 1st meeting, Christ said to Simon, you are Simon son-of-John: you shall be called 'Cephas' - which means Peter, a stone or a rock) and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall never prevail against it. I will give to you (Peter) the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. What you bind upon earth shall also be bound in Heaven, and what you loose upon earth shall also be loosed in Heaven."
Later, He also said to Peter, "Satan desires to have you all, that he may sift you like wheat: but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith will not fail, and it is for you, when you have been converted, to confirm (strengthen and keep together) your brethren." (Luke 22:31-32) "And I dispose to you, (and the saints) as My Father has disposed to Me, a Kingdom, that you may eat and drink at My table in My Kingdom." (Luke 22:29-30)
AT THE END-TIME: THE MESSIAH SHALL COME IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN...
MATTHEW 24:29-31 & Mark 13:24-27
"The powers of Heaven shall be moved: then shall appear the sign of the Son-of-Man in heaven: and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn: they shall see the Son-of-Man coming in the clouds with much power and majesty, and He shall send His angels with a trumpet, and a great voice: and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them."
GOD'S PLAN FULFILLED - in summary now...
The Messiah, "in Whom dwelt the fulness of God, bodily" (Colossians 2:9) proclaimed all power in Heaven and on earth is Mine, and He established His Church giving it power to bind on earth what would also be bound in Heaven. It would be a 'Kingdom' acting, teaching and blessing in His Name, in perpetuity, until the end of time. (Matthew 16:18-19; 28:20)
And, this is how God is fulfilling His Perpetual Covenant with Abraham, to bless him with children from all the nations, in number "as the stars in the heavens and the sands of the seashore...as reward for his obedience." (Genesis 22:16; Apocalypse 7:9)
His Plan is fulfilled through Abraham's ancestral line of Isaac, Jacob-Israel, Judah, King David, the Virgin Mary and His Jewish Messiah Whose Saving Kingdom would have no end.
"Salvation is of the Jews", declared the Messiah. (John 4:22)
"None can come to the Father except by Me." (John 14:6)
There is no provision by God for any subsequent power to supplant His own true Messianic religion. His Plan is complete!
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, all nations shall magnify Him." (Psalm 71:17-18) His Son-of-God-Messiah calls all peoples to Himself. Today He is reaching out, especially to all Muslim peoples. "There IS no other God but Me." (Isaiah 45:22) "Come to Me...!" (Matthew11:28) (Muhammad was deceived by his 'Gabriel-impersonator-angel' who appeared to him as an 'angel of light' - 2 Cor.11:14)
"Now this is eternal life: That they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom Thou hast sent."
Jesus said to His disciples, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore, and teach all the nations; and baptise them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to observe all the things I have commanded you: and behold, I am with you all days until the end of the world." (Matthew 28:18-20) "The gates of hell shall never prevail against you." (Matthew 16:18)
The Koranic-Islamic denials of His Divinity and the true Tri-une nature of the Godhead means Muslims have yet to discover and embrace the True God. As the militant, fundamentalist Muslim goes about his jihadist killings in his efforts to please his 'Allah', so He is fulfilling the Messiah's own prophecy, "The hour comes 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 that when it happens, you will remember that I told you." (John 16:2-4)
CONCLUSION:No! Allah is NOT God! Muhammad, his 'angel', the Koran and Muslims know not the persons of the One true Tri-une Godhead.
They "know not the Father, nor the Son." (John 16:3)
Islam is NOT God's instrument for the fulfilling of His perpetual Covenant with Abraham. The Messiah, alone, is continuing to fulfil the Covenant and He alone will bring to conclusion God's Divine Plan for man's salvation. "There is no other name given under heaven, whereby men can/must be saved." (Acts 4:12) (John 3:14-18, 36)
The Messiah spoke truly:
"No one can come to the Father except by me." (John 14:6)
"Salvation is of the Jews." (the Jewish-Christ-Messiah) (John 4:22-24)
He says to all mankind through all the ages:
"Come to Me that you may have life." (John 4:22; 5:24, 40; 10:10)
"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." (John 14:6, 10:1-30)
"The Word of God... the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."
"Come, come to Me... that you may have life." (Apocalypse 10:11-16; 22:17-21; John 5:40)