Is Quran the Word of God? Part 7
Was Muhammad a Porphet?:
In the last few weeks we saw how Muhammad was getting revelations
from the so called angel Gabriel who was not the real angel Gabriel but
rather a distressing/suicidal or murderous spirit.
2. Was Muhammad a Porphet?:
Muslims call Muhammad a Prophet. Was Muhammad really a prophet?
If yes then on what grounds?
a. A Transformed life:
Careful study of the Bible tells us about similarities in
the lives of the Prophets of the Bible. At some time or othe their lives
would have changed after meeting God. They turned around from their evil
ways and walked in holiness. Because no one can sin and stay in the presence
of God. When Adam sinned against God, he was driven away from the Garden
of Eden or from the presence of God. Take the life of Abraham. Before
he came out of his country he was an idol worshipper. But when God called
him, he left everything behind and followed the living God. Abraham walked
in the ways of God and pleased God. He lived a holy life and was called
the friend of God.
Take the example of Moses. He was a murderer before he met
God. But when he met God, his life turned around and he became dearer
to God. Bible says that God spoke to Moses face
to face as a man speaks to his friend" (Exo 33:11).
When Job met God he repented as we read in Job
42:5-6 "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my
eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes."
When Isaiah met God he repented as we read in Isa 6:5 So I said: "Woe
is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell
in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King,
The LORD of hosts."
This rule of holiness continued and did not change in the
New Testament time. Bible says in Heb 12:14, "Pursue
peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the
Lord." Take the example of Paul who was persecuting Christians
and was threatening, torturing and killing innocent people. But when he
met Jesus on the way to Damascus his life changed dramatically and completely.
The same person who was an enemy of the Christians started preaching the
Gospel of Jesus Christ. He left his old job of violence, torture and killing.
But if you look at the life of Muhammad, you cannot see
any such transformation. Till his last breath he lived in sin and was
struggling with all his sins all the days of his life. Quran and Hadith
tells us that he was trying to keep himself sin free yet very often his
sins took over him and controlled his life. Not only that, he simply denied
the cleansing power of Jesus, His power to forgive sins, Sonship and Fatherhood
of God and he missed the great salvation prepared by God for every human
being. Hence he could not receive the transformed life which the prophets
of the Bible attained in their lives.
b. Direct communication with God:
All the Bible prophets were in constant contact with God
and spoke directly back and forth with God. Once God spoke to Abraham
and said that he was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Then Abraham
could speak back and forth and could ask God whether He will destroy them
if fifty righteous people were found and he was able to plead with God
to bring the number of righteous people to ten. Further the Bible says
in Gen 18:33, "So the LORD went His way as
soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to
his place." The same is true with Moses and other prophets.
At times God spoke directly to Prophets. But let us look
how a person could speak to God directly. Bible tells us that when a person
meets God his/her life changes as we saw in the above examples. And when
a person gets the experience of salvation, he/she is eligible to receive
the Holy Spirit. I want to make it clear that all the Bible prophets were
filled with Holy Spirit. Jesus said to His disciples in John
14:26, "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send
in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance
all things that I said to you." Also in John 16:13, "However,
when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth;
for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will
speak; and He will tell you things to come."
When Holy Spirit comes in one's life He guides, teaches
and tells the things to come. Each and every prophet of the Bible was
guided by Holy Spirit. They heard from God and spoke those words to people.
They got revelation from God Himself.
But Muhammad who claimed himself to be a prophet was never
filled with the Holy Spirit. Quran and Hadith both tells us that Muhammad
had no such experience. When he spoke, he spoke to the so called angel
Gabriel and never had any direct conversation with God. All these things
make it clear that Muhammad was not a prophet nor did he bring any revelation
from God as other prophets. So it is very clear that Quran is not the
word of God!
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