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wa salam ala rasulillah, Karim,
Allah Allah He was happy when he spent in the vicinity laomi Deen.
All praise is due to Allah.
And he allows peace and blessings be on all his prophets
and an all those who follow the path, righteousness until the last day
the topic of today's presentation
is the message of Jesus Christ.
But before we can look
or research into this topic,
we have to maintain
an objective view.
We cannot allow
to cloud our vision,
thereby blind us from the truth.
When we look at the variety of religions,
and beliefs around the world,
and the fervor with which people hold these beliefs,
it becomes quite evident
that these people
are not able to find the truth because of their emotional commitment to their beliefs.
This emotional commitment is not based on an intellectual understanding, but on cultural influences, because they were brought up in a particular family and a particular society, then they will cling on to the beliefs of this society,
believing somehow that they are upholding the truth
by emotionally committing themselves to the beliefs of their environment.
we have seen
fights practically to human history
that emotion drives.
And the only way in which we may find the truth about anything
is to approach it first intellectually.
the evidence and we judge by means of the mind which God has given us.
And after determining what is the objective truth, then we must commit ourselves to emotion.
So there is a place for emotional commitment. But emotional commitment must come after a reasoned understanding.
That emotional commitment is essential. Because in fact, it is evidence of a true understanding. Because when one understands the reality,
one should then be prepared to do whatever is necessary
to uphold that reality.
Looking at the topic at hand,
the message of Jesus Christ,
we can see that the topic is divided into two basic parts
and the person Jesus Christ.
Jesus represents a common link between Islam and Christianity.
And it is based on this link
that we will research
look into the message
of this person.
Look into the message. We have two possible approaches.
We have the approach based on revealed
material, Revelation, divine books of God.
And we have the historical approach
gathering historical evidence to establish the facts concerning the matter.
In reality, there is very little historical evidence available
to tell us about
who Jesus was.
And from that, to determine what his message was, in fact,
what we have to depend on in in reality is the reveal the
and those out nice loud
the information contained in these divine books of Revelation.
It is essential for us first to determine
the validity of these documents.
If we look at the Bible, the Old and New Testament
as being a source of divinely revealed
we have to
analyze the source
is this in fact, divinely revealed?
the work of men? Or is it a combination of both?
Similarly, we'll have to look at the other source
of divinely revealed information that the prime
and starting with the Bible
for wanting to claim that it is, in fact, the Divine Word of God.
Without any doubt,
there should be no contradiction, no doubt about the material that is there.
No doubt about the authors of this material, the materials.
on that basis, we can then consider the material contained in the New Testament and the old testament to be a reliable source of proof
concerning the methods and the person of Jesus Christ,
when it comes to the Bible,
and we know
what we in fact find, as has been documented
by many scholars,
various sects, and branches of Christendom.
Confirmed also by Islamic scholarship,
we find that in fact, the material there is doubtful.
I have for example, here,
an article from Newsweek, October 31 1988, page 44.
They had a heading of which is, oh Lord, who wrote by prayer.
the famous ban on travel question, our Father
in heaven, hallowed be thy name, etc, etc.
This is equivalent to the fancy house or the opening chapter of the barn for Muslims in the sense that it is considered like the fundamental form of prayer used by Christians and the fact that that is the fundamental form of fair use Bibles when
a group of theologians from the major Protestant sects and Roman Catholic scholars
in the United States have concluded
of the Lord's prayer
that can be attributed to Jesus without a doubt,
from the beginning, our Father, everything else after that,
they believe has been added.
We look further
we have a document
put out by
the Jehovah's Witness,
in which they identify
that there are over 50,000 errors in the Bible.
They point out in it
a number of key verses
from the Old and New Testament, which scholars have concluded, were added at a much later date. Then, the collection of
For example, they mentioned the passage, he that is without sin among you let him first cast a stone at her. It was in reference to a woman with an adulterous wife Denise, don't.
They state why clearly here.
It is not found in several of the older manuscripts of the Bible.
The New World Translation of the Bible sets aside the first 11 verses from the rest of the text of john chapter eight.
And is given the footnotes, which shows that the phonetic manuscript, the Vatican, mF number, 1209, and the silent dielectric Codex do not contain these words.
And these documents, being the oldest of the documents from the fourth century,
have caused the scholars to conclude
that these words cannot be attributed to Jesus.
one of the famous favorite passages,
which I used to point to reference
in the holy scriptures of the Trinity, attributed to Jesus
in the first letter of john
verses seven and eight, which states and the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth.
There are three witnesses, the spirits, the water, and the blood.
And these three, agree.
One of the scholars who scholars, Benjamin Wilson,
right, this tech concerning they have any witness is not contained in any Greek manuscript, which was written earlier than the 15th century.
to the fact
that there are serious discrepancies in the material contained in the Bible.
In the New Testament,
the gospel of Mark
north is considered by the scholars to be the oldest of the Gospels.
They have concluded,
based on the evidence contained,
that mark himself was not a disciple.
And there is question amongst them as to who Mark really was
some of all that he was a scribe of Peter,
and others holds that he was someone else.
So the earliest of the Gospels, Mark,
is questionable authorship.
And when we go through the other gospels, what we find is a similar
doubt which has been raised as to the
the attribution of these dashboards to the disciples of Jesus.
In the Old Testament, we find, for example, in terms of contradictions, in the second Samwell, 44,
and again, the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.
And he moved a bit against them to say go number Israel and Judah.
In first Chronicles 21, the same passage is repeated the numbering, and Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
This is a major discrepancy in one, it is the anger of the Lord. And another, it is Satan.
mentioning a few of these,
because of the fact that quite often,
the contradictions which are in the Bible are mentioned in a general sense.
are in contradiction.
this, they usually ask that think of them as the that thing they, as the period have mentioned in
the Old and New Testament,
in Second Kings chapter
20 years old, was
when he began to reign
in Second Chronicles chapter 20.
Get to verse two, in reference to the same thing we have 14 and two years old, was heavier when he began to rain.
Was he 22? Or was he 42.
And the New Testament, when we compare the genealogy of Jesus, from David,
in both, Matthew one, verses six to 16, and three, verses 23 to 31, we find a major discrepancy.
between himself and David.
he has 41.
Compare the names and we put them in two lists, we found that
they both start off with Joseph,
funnily enough, is described as being the father of Jesus.
For example, in Matthew, it goes to George's father as being
Back to the Old Testament.
we find, so God came to David, and told him and said to him, now seven years of famine, come on to the islands.
Three months before that enemies, while they pursue the
goals 21, verse 11, we have an incident. So that came to David and Sarah to him, that they have the Lord
either three years, or three months, to be destroyed before typos. While that's the sort of thine enemies overtaken
in one case, seven years of famine, the other is three years of famine.
And the considerations
These contradictions go so far
be in dispute as to why the 12 disciples of Jesus
in Matthew 10, verses two to four,
verses six verses 14 to 16. different names are mentioned.
These contradictions exist
in the Gospels.
And in the Old Testament,
that the Bible cannot be an authentic source for establishing
What was his message?
We're left with the bond.
the Word of God revealed the life of the Prophet Muhammad,
peace and blessings to the audience. And on all the pockets,
go the lifetime of the Prophet himself.
The Old Testament
cannot be ascribed to the title
of the room.
the plan was memorized
from beginning to end, during the lifetime of the Prophet himself, and after his time,
by increasing number of people, today, they exist 10s of 1000s of people around the world have memorized the whole plan from beginning to end, every year in Mecca, and in other Muslim countries. There are contests which are held
among those who have memorized the plan
to establish those whose reputation
Among the best
a thought and a consistency of presentation,
we did not find a story book,
where a story
begins with the introduction of characters is developed,
then a climax
is reached, and conclusions presented, not the format in which the present information, what we find instead
is speaking directly
his relationship with God,
as well as his relationships with his fellow man, and then the creation around him.
advice is given to him with the guides and faith.
I bet for him to govern his relationship with other human beings.
And advice is given to him in terms of
facing and dealing with the trials of his life.
explanations are given as to the reasons for the child.
And descriptions are given other people the past as well as
of Heaven and Hell, of the unseen.
The world in which you live, and the purpose for which he was brought here
containing the whole truth
and nothing but the truth that we can find
who Jesus was,
and what was his method.
We can also use
to determine to what degree there exist within the Bible, some revealed Word of God.
Because we find in the
end that is commanded the believers
to accept as a part of their faith.
That Divine Word was revealed
In the book known as the Torah, the Torah
the Prophet David,
be upon him in the Psalms are an Arabic Jonesy
as well as the Prophet Jesus.
In what is known as the inhale, the gods
were obliged to believe in them.
Laws are declared their faith
in God and submitted themselves to God.
According to the wave described by the last messenger of God, Muhammad,
peace be upon him.
we are required, those who commit themselves are required to believe in the following messages.
Or they require some degree to find out to what degree they exist in the following messages.
For that, we may help those who believe in these books come to the whole truth about God, about men, and the messages were sent to guide men to the way of God.
We're getting back to the basic topic at hand, which was
the message of Jesus Christ.
Once we have no doubts, as to its authenticity, we find chapter 61 verse six,
of Israel, see, I'm a messenger of Allah to you, confirming what was before me in the Torah, and bringing good news of a messenger will come after me
was lonely, the phrase was dismissed,
throughout the blind is identified as a messenger of God.
And we find in the voices
in denial of Jesus's divinity,
to say, Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary,
and do anything against the last, if he had willed to destroy the Messiah, of Mary and his mother, and everyone on Earth,
is over the heavens and earth. And all that is between them. He creates what you will.
And Allah is Able to do all things.
This is the record.
you're required to believe
in the messenger
We find at the same time,
evidence, which also supports this.
In Revelation one, verse one,
this is a revelation God gave to Jesus Christ, that He might show His servants
what must happen very soon.
In john 524,
the man who hears my word is the same, and who has faith in him.
But that's his eternal life.
Jesus said to them,
to other towns, I listen I was the good news of the reign of God, because that is why I was
he would love me,
does not keep my word is the word you hear is not mine. It comes from the Father who says me.
And there are no end
verses in the Bible,
as well as
in the New Testament, which confirm the message
of Jesus, and he was a prophet
We find Jesus saying, for example, in
chapter 13, verses 31, and 32,
shall pass away,
but my word shall not pass away.
But on that day, or hour, no man knows either the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the father
confirms, he has no knowledge
of the final hour.
This is also in the plan, in reference to Prophet Muhammad,
peace and blessings be upon him, as well as all of the prophets and all of mankind. The knowledge of the hour is known only to God.
For the Atlantic view,
is that Jesus, as I said, was a prophet of God.
some of which
I mentioned in the Bible, the New Testament as well as the buyer,
and seller, which I mentioned in the file and not even mentioned in the Bible.
We find, for example,
where the buyer identifies the fact that Jesus
was the Messenger of God.
people told to her,
she could have committed such a vow.
kid vowed not to speak, and instead pointed to the child is in this cradle.
And the people said,
How can we talk to one within a young boy
and he spoke, he spoke.
I am the slave of the law. There has given me the book
and has made me blessed
Wherever I may be,
it has enjoined on me prayer. And I'm giving so long as I remain alive.
This is Jesus speaking in the cradle, a miracle, which is not mentioned in the pot, as mentioned in the Bible, but which Muslims are obliged to believe in,
among the miracles,
bringing the dead back to life,
killing the leopards
making the blind see,
we also find
in the fine mentioned in America, which is not mentioned in the Bible,
very out of great
blue on them, and they flew away, giving birth.
But the point which is emphasized throughout the bride, is that whenever Jesus did this, he said, By Allah leave by God's leave.
It was clear to those around him, that he was not doing it of itself.
earlier prophets were prayer
to those around them.
However, in time,
the reality of Jesus was distorted.
When the story is about him, spread from Palestine with an iron throne,
where there was a tradition
being men, or being like men in the form of men, I think sons, with human beings etc, as is well known in the mythology of both Rome and Greece.
So this is a picture
painted in the Bible.
As for the arguments, raised in the Bible,
we find for example,
emerged in which revelation one
in which is recorded, I am, Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the end, they have the Lord,
which is, which was, which is to come, the Almighty.
This verse is commonly held up as evidence of Jesus's divinity.
that was, according to the King James Version.
In the new American Bible,
which is produced by Catholics.
The translation of that verse has been amended,
to put it in the correct context. So now we find in the new American Bible, the Lord God says, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the one who is and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
So with the correct translation, it becomes evident that this is a statement from God, and not a statement of profit Jesus.
Another verse, use a piece of lovers use to support the divinity of Jesus is
Jesus as the damn thing I follow me declare it. Before Abraham came to be, I am. They said here, that these existed before Abraham.
the concept of the pre existence
and the process of man in general exists
in the Old Testament, as well as in the past.
We find with regard to Jeremiah in the Old Testament, Jeremiah one, verse four, the five,
the word of the Lord came to meet us,
before I formed you in the womb, before you were born, I dedicated you a profit to the nation, I appointed you.
Concerning public parliament, we find
in Proverbs eight, verses 20 to 30, fix
the Lord he got me, the firstborn of his ways,
the forerunner of his prodigies of long, old or long ago, from a ball that was put forth at the first before the earth, when there were no death, I was brought forth
when they were no mountains,
or fountains or things of water before the mountains
were settled into place, before the hills, I was bought for a
while as yet the earth and the fields were not made, nor the first clods of the world.
The five near similar reference
existed, spiritual form, before the creation
of the physical world.
This is all that was confirmed by Jesus in that statement, which is
in agreement with what exists in the Bible, as well as the description of the other prophets.
One of the evidence is used for the Divinity also is the term Son of God.
we find in many places, the Old Testament
that says, for example,
you say to the Pharaoh, that says the LORD, Israel is my son, my firstborn. And I tell you, let my son go, that he may serve me.
after being asked to show us the Father,
do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me.
The words that speak are not spoken of myself.
This phrase, I'm in the Father, and the Father in his knee is commonly used to support his divinity also. However, we also include in john 14, verses 714.
In john 14, verse 20, on that day, you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me and I in you.
Jesus statement that I am in the Father, the Father is in Me means that he is in fact God.
we find with a guide to the idea of sons of God,
in job or job, one, verse six, one day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan, also came among them.
Throughout the fight in the New Testament, in john 2017, Jesus said, Do not cling to me, Well, I have not yet ascended to the Father, rather go to my brothers and tell them, I am attending to My Father and your Father, to my God, and your God.
which may be used
to claim his divinity, but which, in fact,
build up when we put it in its proper context.
when we compare it to other verses in the Bible,
in fact, there are many modern scholars in Christianity.
The Jesus, in fact, was that guy.
There was a book written in England,
by a group of
church, medical scholars, edited by john hick.
It's called the mytholmroyd incarnate, in which these scholars have,
in details brought evidence from the earliest manuscripts, the apocryphal books, etc, history to show
the unreasonable doubt
that Jesus was, in fact, not God, and that he, in fact, did not claim divinity, but that this was something which was attributed to him after he left this world.
Both famous among those
is one, right Reverend David Jenkins, the Bishop of Durham, England,
a bishop of the Church of England,
state that Jesus was not God.
The church, and many of its followers don't like what he's saying.
But they can't do anything about it. Because
in England, the bishops, once they're consecrated,
they're free to do and say as they please,
they cannot be removed.
The second issue,
which was the message of Jesus
that we reach the most important point to be raised here tonight.
The message of Jesus
blood submissions to the will of God.
As I stated in the plan,
in Medina, in the law of Islam,
religion, and the sight of God
is submission to the will of God,
which in Arabic, is expressed in the word, Islam.
In the Gospels, we find Matthew 721, do the same. None of those who call Me Lord, Lord,
will enter the kingdom of God.
But only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
emphasis is placed here by Jesus, and the will of the Father.
submission of our will,
to the will of God.
In john 530,
the saying, I cannot do anything of myself.
I judge, as I hear
my judgment is honest.
Because I'm not seeking my own will. But the will of Him who said
this was the religion, the message of Jesus, submission to the will of God.
came as a prophet
to worship at the pockets before him.
If God says in the
back Nash equilibrium, Sula, we offense to every nation, a messenger and you have the law of steady,
calling them to worship Allah, one God
and to avoid the worship of false gods.
So this is the essence of the message
that only God alone deserves to be worshipped.
He does not only cause people to this message, but he demonstrated
bowing down in prayer
and worshiping God
his followers to worship God.
Not at any time telling his followers to worship himself.
He called them to worship the one God.
And this one God
as is glorified in the crime has nowhere else
is a God who is unique
in its quality.
He does not share His attributes, with any of his creations.
In their perfection.
There is nothing like him
they cannot be worshipped in his creation.
One cannot bow down to an idol
that he or she,
in fact, worshipping God was present in the idol.
This is the rationale of the Vegas
Those who burn down idle.
When you ask them, why do you worship disciple,
something which you made with your own hands, you took it out,
or you molded it
that the people are in fact worshiping God's creation, instead of worshipping the Creator.
No matter how you call it,
or how you explain it. The fact is, Jesus said to worship the Father, but my Lord and your Lord, my father, and your father, my God and your God.
the vast majority of Christendom pray
claiming that he is God.
So the message
of worship of one God
has become distorted.
In time it has gone beyond even the worship of Jesus,
to the worship of
Just because the wholeness of faiths who they turn to in times of need.
If they lose things, they turn to St. Jude
for a variety of other things, and pray to them, asking them to help them find these things,
or to do things for them. If they're going on a journey, they pray, but then Christopher,
About 10 years ago,
the Catholic Church decided to cross the river off.
start historical research into the origin of
Big Dipper, that was established beyond a reasonable doubt, back then Christopher was a fictitious individual.
So he was crossed off the list. And
unfortunately, there are many Christians around the world who don't even know that they still bring
this act of faith
and do other things is contrary
to the act of worshiping God alone. It destroys.
Worship should not be here, with God in any way, shape, or form. This was the message of Jesus, and all the prophets before him, and the life of the Prophet, they got decent lessons on all of them.
Worship should not be shared in any way,
So if you find
a Muslim, or a person who calls himself a Muslim, praying to somebody who he calls is,
that person, though he called himself a Muslim, has stepped out of the bounds of Islam.
Because Islam is not just merely a belief, when one says, I believe that there is no God but Allah, and that Muhammad,
may God bless your party was not the messenger. True. This is the declaration of faith, which allows one to enter the door of Islam. But there are many things which if done, contradicts the declaration of faith and cause one to go back out as soon as they came in.
One of those things is to direct worship to other than God.
This is why Muslims do not accept, to be called Mohammed,
as Christians are called,
are followers of Christ are called Christians.
And followers of Buddha are called Buddha.
Because Mohammedan implies that Muslims worship and are meant to be a party which is not the case at all.
name is Muslim. Muslim means one who submit to the will of God.
that essential message, as I said, is
that men to worship god alone,
not inside of his creation in any way.
God is beyond this creation.
He's not surrounded and close by his creation.
He's not experienced. You cannot be painted or car no images can be made of him.
He is beyond the man's comprehension.
We worship him
Through His attributes,
which he has revealed to us,
in that he is All Merciful,
the Accept repentance,
We worship Him through these attributes
within that, but
not to make a picture of a picture in your mind when you worship God, how can you worship God without this picture? The point is, once a man makes a picture in his mind of God, he is in fact, making God like his creation, because our mind can only picture the things which we have seen.
And God cannot be seen
in his life.
The other aspects
of Prophet Jesus's message
was, it's enough.
is a common quote
from the Bible,
like to say
that Jesus said, No one comes
to the Father, except by me.
I am the way.
This is evidence, they claim that Jesus is God.
But that's not the case. This is not we're here to talk to you about these words, rip me out.
What this means is that one cannot worship God,
by the way, which has been defined by the prophets of God.
Jesus emphasized with disciple followers, that they could only worship God
by the way, which he had taught them. Similarly, we find
the statements of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings, be honest.
Where you said very clearly
matter of the lie in our mercy to me,
I have nothing
which will bring you closer to God,
except that I have commanded you to do it.
He has pointed the way.
And his way is the only way
what the way of the prophets before him.
As such, he said, Men obsessively unreadable so
whoever adds anything new
to the religion of Islam starts to make their own way of worshipping God, it is not acceptable to God.
So the way of the Prophet is the only way to God.
So what remains is for us to look at the way
of prophets properties.
We find, as recorded
in the New Testament, that Jesus was circumcised,
he was a Jew, and he was circumcised.
This was a part of his way.
But today we find the skin
for the most part, not getting circumcised
because of a rationale, introduced by Paul, when he said the circumcision was circumcision of the heart. It was his interpretation. But Jesus was circumcised by the heart that he didn't say anything about circumcision of the heart, he was circumcised, in fact.
So if one is to follow the way of Jesus, one must be circumcised. And we see
that the people around the world when system circumcision are those who call themselves to be Muslim.
So we can say
that they are following the way of Jesus.
Furthermore, Jesus did not eat pork.
He was a Jew.
And he did not eat pork
became as he said,
to fulfill the law to uphold it, not to break it.
So he didn't eat pork.
But unfortunately, most people call themselves victims today. They not only eat it, they raise it, they love it. They have to repress it. They make cartoons about it. You know,
The pig is endeared
So we can say without a doubt, the nose who call themselves the
followers of Christ are not, in fact following Christ.
And we find that the people when I'm not eating pork, or those who call themselves Muslims,
they are in fact following the way of Jesus Christ.
the Matthew 26
when Jesus went up to the Garden of Gethsemane, he said, and going a little farther, he fell on his face and prayed.
He fell on his face. And great.
When we look around the Christian world, we find Christians kneeling down, holding their hands up
in a posture, which cannot be ascribed to Jesus.
And the only people that we find consistently in their prayer, falling down on their faces in prayer, are those who call themselves Muslims.
So again, we can say, without a doubt, that the way of Prophet Jesus is not being followed by Christendom, but is in fact being followed by those who call themselves Muslims, those who submit to the will of God.
And it's falling down on the faith in prayer is not something which Jesus brought
It is something which can be found as a part of the practice of the earlier Prophet, Prophet Abraham, in Genesis 17, verse three, ball down on his face in praise,
Moses and Aaron, in numbers 20, verse six, as well as number 16, verse 22, ball on their faces in prayer, Elijah, in First Kings 18, verse 42, fall on his face in praise, and Joshua, in Joshua five, verse 14, and Joshua seven
balls on his face in prayer. This is the way of the Prophet
God has said in the Bible.
whoever obeys the Prophet as obeyed God.
And it is only by that way, that those who claim to follow Jesus
gain the salvation which they brought in the message, the methods of all the prophets before him,
and that the life of the prophet
may God's peace and blessings beyond all.
what we can say in conclusion
is that Jesus
was a prophet of God,
without a doubt,
and his message
was that of Islam.
submission to the will of God.
Read the final revelation.
Know that you may judge for yourself.
What was the message of Jesus
and in that way, you may gain salvation, which I'm sure each and every one of us
in this life