22. THE 'TWO' GABRIELS
(The Judaeo-Christian Angel Gabriel is NOT the angel of the Koran)
THE 'GABRIEL' OF THE KORAN
Muhammad says, (Koran 2:97,98) "Whoever is an enemy of Gabriel", (who has by God's
grace revealed to you the Koran as a guide and joyful tidings for the faithful, confirming
previous scriptures) "......., will surely find that God is the enemy of the unbelievers."
(The Koran: translation and notes by N.J.Dawood, Penguin Classics)
And Muhammad also says, (Koran 53:1,6) "Your compatriot (Muhammad) is not in error, nor is he deceived! He does not speak out of his own fancy. This (The Koran) is an inspired revelation. He is taught by one who is powerful and mighty. (Gabriel)"
Note: Muhammad says the teachings of 'Gabriel' "confirm previous scriptures". The Koran was dictated to Muhammad around six hundred years after Christ, and the "previous scriptures" are those of the Old and New Testaments. (Koran 2:88-98; 5:46-48; 10:37)
THE GABRIEL OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
The Angel Gabriel of the Old and New Testaments (Daniel 8:16; 9:21-27; Luke 1:19,26) knew of all the prophecies relating to the Messiah: that he would be "the Son of God" (Luke 1:35) born of a Virgin in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23) and that He would be called Emmanuel which means 'God with us'. (Isaiah 7:14; 8:8; Matthew1:23) And that it was said of Him that, "The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man." (Isaiah 42:13- Douay Bible) He shall be called "God the Mighty" and "Father of the world to come". (Isaiah 9:6) "His going forth is from...eternity." (Micah 5:2) This is He Who said of Himself in the New Testament, "Before ever Abraham was, I AM." (John 8:58, Exodus 3:14, Article 3) And the Apostle Paul said of Him, "In Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily." (Col. 2:9) "And of His Kingdom there shall be no end." (Luke 1:33)
THE ' GABRIEL' OF THE KORAN
On the other hand, the 'Gabriel' of the Koran refers to the Messiah as being "no more than an apostle". (Koran 5:75) It is blatantly obvious that in these words the 'Gabriel' of the Koran is NOT confirming previous Scriptures, but is contradicting them. This angel denies the Scriptures of both the Old and New testaments which proclaim the Divinity of the Messiah and declares "Unbelievers say the Messiah is God ". (Koran 5:72) This 'angel' thus declares the prophets of the Old Testament and all the apostles and believers of the New Testament Scriptures, who recognise the Messiah's Divinity, to be "Unbelievers", including the Messiah Himself who claimed in several Scriptures to be the 'Mighty God', The "I AM" who "will come Himself to save you". (John 8:58; 4:25,26; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 35:4) All of these, "Unbelievers", (including the Messiah Himself), according to Muhammad and his 'angel', "will surely find that God is their enemy." (Koran 2:97,98)
Again, the Gabriel of The Old and New Testaments, mindful of the Judaic Prophecies regarding the Messiah, that He was to be the "I AM WHO AM", (Exodus 3:14; John 8:58) "the SON OF GOD", (Luke 1:35) coming into the world to save His people, said to the Virgin that she was to bear a son, and that she was to "call His name Jesus". (Luke 1:31) In Hebrew "Jesus" means: "God saves". So, the true angel Gabriel recognised in the Messiah's Name, both His identity, God, and His mission, as Saviour. Gabriel knew and acknowledged the Messiah was God, while the angel of the Koran declares all who believe in His Divinity to be 'Unbelievers' and 'enemies of God'. (Koran 2:97,98)
Clearly, the 'Gabriels' of the Koran and the Old and New Testaments (Daniel 8:16; Luke 1:26-38) contradict one another and cannot possibly be the same angel! The Gabriel of the Old and the New Testaments IS the same angel, as the teachings are harmonious in their recognition of the Divinity of the Messiah; while the 'Gabriel' of the Koran, this most clever and cunning deceiver, has given Islamists reason to both respect Christ as an Apostle (Koran 2:136) and to condemn Him as an 'Unbeliever'. (Koran 5:72,73) His intention is clearly to deceive and divide in order to set 'Ishmael' against 'Isaac' and Islamists against Christians. (Koran 4:101) He contradicts "the previous scriptures" and is caught out in his lies claiming falsely to "confirm them". (Koran 2:85-98; 5:46-48; 10:37)
Who is 'the father of lies ', but Satan? (John 8:44) He who can "appear as an angel of light" (2 Corinthians11:14) and is capable of performing "all kinds of deceptive miracles and signs and lying wonders, and everything evil that can deceive." (2 Thessalonians 2:9,10) "He goes prowling about, like a roaring lion, seeking all those he can devour." (1 Peter 5:8)
Addendum to 'The Two Gabriels'
Logic serves the cause of Truth and has determined that the Angel Gabriel of the Old
and New Testament Scriptures cannot possibly be the angel who dictated the Koran to
The first Angel acknowledged the Divinity of Christ, as did the prophets of the Old Testament.
The second angel, the angel of the Koran and Muhammad, denies Christ's Divinity, declaring him to be "no more than an apostle." (Koran 5:75)
Muhammad and his angel ask the question; "Can you believe in one part of the Scriptures and deny another?" (Koran 2:85) They clearly deny the truths regarding the Messiah revealed by God in both the Old and the New Testament Scriptures. Together, they say in the Koran, "To Moses We (God-plural) gave the Scriptures and after him We sent other apostles. We gave Jesus, son of Mary, veritable signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit..." (Koran 2:87) (Note: The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. See Article 20) "And now that a Book confirming their own has come to them from God, they deny it, although they know it to be the truth..." (Koran 2:89) "When they are told: 'Believe in what God has revealed,' they reply, 'We believe what has been revealed to us.' But they deny what has since been revealed, (The Koran), although it is the truth, corroborating their own Scriptures." (Koran 2:91, and see also 5:46-48 & 10:37)
Clearly, the Koran, in its denial of the divinity of the Messiah, does NOT 'corroborate' or 'confirm' this truth so consistently affirmed in both the Old and New Testaments.
Its claims to 'corroborate' and 'confirm ' are therefore clearly false. They (Muhammad and his angel) clearly 'deny' one part of the Scriptures and 'believe' another. (Koran 2:85)
The 'Gabriel' of the Koran is NOT the Gabriel of the Old and New Testament Scriptures! His claim to be 'the true Gabriel' is proven false. Logically then, he is a deceiver who has mixed truth with lies in the Koran. (John 8:44)
To deny the truth of the logic which has been demonstrated here, is to deny both right reason and truth itself. Should such attempt be made, the attempt must demonstrate, and clearly show how a contradiction, unequivocally stated, is not in fact a contradiction, but is, in some way, in total agreement with that which it categorically denies. Christ, cannot be both the Incarnate God, as irrefutably and consistently stated through the Old and New Testament Scriptures, and at the same time be, as the angel of the Koran and Muhammad both insist unequivocally to be, 'no more than an apostle'. (Koran 5:75)
This is the truth which exists to challenge the very foundation of Islam!!!
Was not the Messiah, in very truth, the Incarnate God Who came into the world as Saviour,
as the prophets Micah and Isaiah proclaimed Him to be when they said,
"His going forth is from the days of eternity." (Micah 5:2 - Douay Bible)
"God Himself will come and save you." (Isaiah 35:4)
"The Lord will go forth as a mighty man." (Isaiah 42:13 - Douay Bible)
And as Saint Paul proclaimed Him to be in his letter to the Colossians when he said: "In Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily." (Colossians 2:9)
And further, as the Apostle Saint John proclaimed Him to be when he said, "The Father has sent His Son to be the Saviour of the world." (1 John 4:14; Acts 4:12)
Was He not God, (incarnated of the Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit), (Luke 1:35)
as the Messiah Himself claimed to be when He said:
"If you know Me, you know My Father too.
From this moment you know Him and have seen Him." (John 14:7)
"Who sees Me, sees the Father also." (John 14:9)
"I and the Father are one." (John 10:30)
"The Father is in Me, and I am in the Father." (John 10:38)
Amen. Amen, (in very truth) I say to you: "Before ever Abraham was, I Am." (John 8:58; See Article 3)
Just as God had said to Moses, "I Am Who Am.......say to the Children of Israel: He Who Is (I Am) has sent Me to you." (Exodus 3:14)
It is impossible, at the same time, to claim to both confirm and to deny the truths of the
Such is Islam's claim! Such is Islam's dilemma! (Koran 2:85; 5:46-48: 10:37)