3. SETTING THE ISLAMIST FREE
The answer to the question: "How to set the Islamist free?" is simple to say but difficult
It is the question of how to set the Islamist free from Islam itself?
There is only ONE way to true freedom, as the Messiah said, "The truth will set you free." (John 8:32) So, what is the particular truth which has the capacity to set the Muslim free?
To understand this 'truth', it is necessary to go back to the very beginning, or very near to the beginning of faith history, to the time of Abraham with whom God made a Perpetual Covenant which would stretch to the end of time. (Genesis 17:19; 18:18) The Islamist ties himself to Abraham through Abraham's first child Ishmael who fathered the twelve Arabic tribes (Genesis 17:20) from which lineage Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was born around the year A.D. 570 in Mecca.
Abraham was born around 2000 B.C. God tested his faith and when he had been proved
faithful God promised he would make Abraham, through his lineage, 'the father of many
nations with children numbered as the stars of the heavens and the sands of the seashore.'
(Genesis 12:1-3; 13:14,15; 22:1-18 ; 28:10-14; 15:3-6)
The 'lineage child of the Covenant' was NOT to be Abraham's first child Ishmael, but Isaac, (Genesis 17:18-21) whose son Jacob (Israel) was to father 'the twelve tribes of Israel'. (Genesis 35:22-26) The whole point of this tale of the lineage is that it was God's Plan from the beginning that from the line of Israel's (Jacob's) fourth son Judah, (who came to be known as the Jews), would emerge the Messiah who would fulfil the Perpetual Covenant God made with Abraham so long ago, and it would continue to be fulfilled till the end of time. (Matthew 28:19,20) What this means is, that God's 'Messiah Plan' fulfils His Plan of Salvation for mankind, and that after the Messiah no other 'prophet' would ever be required for the completion of His Plan. Should any such 'prophet' ever arise claiming to supplant Him, no matter how sincere that 'prophet' might be, such 'prophet' would necessarily be acting under a deception. Muhammad claims to be just such a 'prophet' (Koran 3:19) and it can be very easily demonstrated that he, Muhammad, was victim to the greatest deception in the history of the world, save the deception the devil Satan exercised upon our first parents, Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3:1-5 & see Article 13.)
It is readily demonstrated that it was this same most cunning and evil Deceiver who, in the year 610 A.D., exercised his abilities, "to appear as an angel of light" in order to deceive the vulnerable Muhammad. (2 Corinthians 11:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:9) The Devil's evil purpose was to divide mankind and to set brother against brother, just as Ishmael is described in the earliest Jewish Scriptures as "a man who set himself against all men, with all men set against him." (Genesis 16:11,12) Today, we are living this same divide, courtesy of "the angel of light", Satan, and his unsuspecting victim Muhammad. (2 Corinthians 11:14)
The cunning Devil, in his numerous meetings with Muhammad, mixes much truth with his lies in order to give credibility to the lies he knows will cause unbridgeable division between Muslims and the rest of the world, and most particularly with the followers of the Messiah.
For example: The angel 'Gabriel' who dictated the Koran to Muhammad, says, "The Messiah, the son of Mary, is no more than an Apostle." (Koran 5:75, 19:88) and that "Unbelievers are the enemies of God." (Koran 2:97,98) and "Unbelievers say God is the Messiah, the son of Mary" and "Unbelievers say God is One of Three." (Koran 5:72-73; 4:171) The astounding thing about these 'angel of the Koran teachings' is that it was the Messiah Himself who taught that: 'God IS one of three' and that the Messiah Himself IS of the Tri-une Godhead being co-equal with the Father when He taught, "Who sees Me sees the Father, and henceforth you have seen Him." (John 14:7) "I am in the Father and the Father is in Me"; "If you know Me, you Know My Father too." (John 14:7,11) Christ clearly taught that He was infinitely "more than an Apostle". He taught He was one of the Persons of the Tri-une Godhead when He commanded His disciples to "teach all nations (which includes all Muslims) and baptize them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit", (Matthew 28:19) the Holy Spirit by Whom He was conceived (incarnated) in the womb of the Virgin Mary. (See Luke 1:35 & Article 9)
When the Jews asked Him, "Who are you claiming to be?" Jesus replied, "Your father
Abraham rejoiced to think that he would see My Day; he saw it and was glad."
The Jews then said, "You are not yet fifty years old, and you say you have seen Abraham?"
Jesus said, "I tell you solemnly, before ever Abraham was, I Am." (John 8:52-58; Exodus 3:14)
Note: See Article 20 - Understanding The Holy Trinity.
The Angel Gabriel, who appeared to Christ's Virgin Mother Mary, recognised His Divinity when he said to her, "He shall be called the Son of God, (a King), who shall reign in the House of Jacob (Israel) forever, and of His Kingdom there shall be no end." (Luke 1:32,33 & Article 11) But, the angel "Gabriel" of the Koran, to the contrary, says, who believes "the Messiah is God" (Koran 5:72) and therefore infinitely "more than an apostle" (Koran 5:75, 19:88) is an "Unbeliever" and an "enemy of God." (Koran 2:97,98) He thereby clearly opposes and condemns the Angel who appeared to Mary and also condemns the Messiah, the source of all these teachings, to be Himself, an "Unbeliever" and "an enemy of God". (Koran 2:97,98)
Conclusion: The contradicting "Gabriel" of the Koran is clearly NOT the Gabriel God sent to the Virgin Mary, but a most clever and cunning Deceiver who, in his dictating of the Koran to Muhammad, has given Islamists reason to both respect Christ as an 'Apostle' (Koran 2:136: 3:83) and to condemn Him as an 'Unbeliever'. (Koran 2:98) His intention is clearly to deceive and divide, and to set 'Ishmael' against 'Isaac' and Islamists, as children of Ishmael, against Christians and the rest of the world. (Genesis 16:11,12)
Islamists of today, you are now in a position to recognise that like Muhammad, you too, have been sorely deceived, but now, if you can grasp the truths of God's 'Messiah Plan', you will be set free to join the true 'children of Abraham', and to be counted among those numbered as "the stars of the heavens and the sands of the seashore" in fulfilment of the 'Perpetual Covenant' God made with your father Abraham about 4,000 years ago and 2,600 years before the advent of Islam. (Genesis 17:7,19 & 21.)
"That we all might be One". (John 17:20-26)