Channel: Yusha Evans
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I want to ask our guests when you came into the building, when
were you treated cordially, hospitable? We offered something that raised me.
Yes. When you told everything that will go on and made me feel welcome, good. If not, then we would rewrite this whole lecture on the etiquettes of Muslim for greeting guests. Because we are taught in our religion, by our Prophet, please, we want to treat guests, post hospitality, hospitality, find anything other than that complain to me directly.
To me directly, you should feel more welcome here than you do anywhere else. If not, we're not doing our job.
Now, secondly, I want to apologize that I'm not going to be able to share my entire story. While because you're asking me to give you a few years of my life,
in a matter of 90 minutes, 90 minutes, it's impossible, I won't be able to give you a few years of my life in 90 minutes, where I will have to give you the highlights of a few years of my life in 90 minutes. So there are going to be things that I'm going to happen. And oftentimes, they're going to be things I cannot get in depth with due to time and space. But know that if I leave anything out, it was not due to purpose for admission, but to the brevity of time that we have. And hopefully I can cover some of those things in the q&a session. Just you just don't want him to be awake. I'm not leaving things out purposely. If something is missing, then it's because I didn't have time.
I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina is a very conservative part of the South. It's on the East Coast of the United States itself is close to the United States. And it's considered the beginning of the Bible, but it's where the Bible Belt begins.
And there are as many churches as there are against petrol stations, just on the street. I live in the two when you move in. You couldn't leave my house without my church, which is quite possible.
And I grew up in a very conservative home. My grandfather was cool was was a Native American from the Cherokee tribe that got mixed in with Welsh. That's how I ended up with the mascot. Peppers was last name. And my grandmother was full blooded Irish. So you can imagine the title of my group and my grandfather and grandmother were Methodists. And they were born and raised Methodist.
Methodist, but my grandmother was a Methodist. And I was raised in the United Methodist Church, give us a background of myself. I was dragged into church, pretty much as a youth we ended up throwing just Sunday school, I went to Sunday school growing up learning about the Bible, the stories of the Bible, the stories of Noah, the story of David, this, you know, the stories of Jesus feeding the fish and the loaves of bread with the Sermon on the Mount. And this is the trial and crucifixion death, resurrection story, all of the beautiful stories that you hear in the Bible, I grew up singing about them, coloring about them, learning about the service.
And then afterwards, we've been taken to the normal church service, which, as a very young man 6789 boys up, you know, it was just really the preacher talking and not standing up and singing from the from him in the back of the room, sitting down listening, standing up singing, sitting opposite, you know, so at a young age, you know, it was just how I was raised, just how I was growing up.
But one thing that was very important in my home was prayer. That was something I was talking about very early, the importance of frailty. My grandmother prayed for everything. Anytime there was an issue. She said, Let's pray about it. And that's just the way my grandmother was. She was a proponent of prayer.
My grandfather was important, the disciplinary of the home and I was raised with the student matters. I didn't need to become a Muslim to learn how to work with management. That was drilled into me from a very early age. You didn't speak back. You did not respond to my if I spoke back to my grandmother, I would lose my sharp teeth. Probably because that's just the way I was just the way it was. You did not come into home late. You didn't come too late. You didn't because you didn't walk in with a hat on. You didn't disrespect. You said Yes, sir. No, sir. Yes, ma'am. No, ma'am, please. Thank you. And that's about it. Everything else we kick them off with.
At the age of 14, I started to attend Youth Services at my church because that was where we started to build a major Youth Service. The youth service was held in a gym, much similar to the facility that we're in now. And what happened was we played basketball.
On the bar football, every other kind of sport you can think of. And then afterwards, we would have pizza gate Academy. And then the minister across the street from me, would give us a 30 minute sermon on an issue relating to us to be something that the youth can connect. And I really respected him. Because not only did he speak to me, in a language I could understand, like, my pastor didn't speak English. But he spoke in a lingo I could understand as a 14 year old. Not only was he able to do that, but he was able to tie that being with biblical principles, he was able to teach us the Bible in a way that we could use it in our life.
Now, when I started high school at the age of 15, I started to go with him, he gave me a ride to school every day. And I started to go to young life ministries, services, Young Life is a non denominational youth oriented youth run very predominant in organizations throughout the United States, and in other parts of the world, it's really all about the youth. And when I started to build a young life,
I experienced something totally different than experienced in the United Methodist Church. I mean, this was more of the fire and brimstone preaching of Jesus or burning down, people getting the same people speaking in tongues, people crying, music, you know, everything that just totally engulfed me in this environment. And it was at this age, at the age of 15, that I more or less, became a Christian was saved by choice.
But at that point, I decided that I wasn't just raised this way, this is how I want to be, this is who I want to be.
And it was at this point that I
turned my life with a price, etc.
etc. And I'm not going to go too deep into all of this into time. But it was this point that I became saved by choice, not by choice.
When I looked at these young men and women, and I saw people who were not only around my same age frame, but people who were passionate about helping people, people who are passionate about the gospel of Christ, and sharing that with the world, and they, to me, they gave me a feeling inside that I never felt before a kind of, of euphoric feeling when I was around them. And I was really, really wanting to be like, I told my youth minister, that I wanted to be what he was, I wanted to follow in his footsteps. And so he began my apprenticeship, learning how to do this from from a younger age. For those who unfortunately, unfortunately, they labeled me as a youth minister, not
correct. And I have set the record straight. I never became a youth minister, I never would think I was a minister in training, and training best as far as it went, that needs to be normal. Unfortunately, you know, things get put on the fly. Next thing, you know, I'm totally taking something that wasn't.
But in the summer of 1996, is when everything in my life change. And the events began that led to me sitting to be sitting here today, in December of 96, my friend, the youth, Pastor, Benjamin, was attending Bob Jones University.
Now, Bob Jones University is a well respected House of biblical academics. You can say what you want about his politics or if it's left wing, right wing, conservative, liberal, whatever have you
is a home of Christian academia that is well respected, even when I had a chance to lecture at Cambridge to speak with some of the Cambridge scholars in textual criticism, which is one of my scientists who studied and to this day, you know, they respected optimal diversity as far as academics go.
He was attending university, and he was studying
theology and the other regimens, he wanted to study biblical documents, meaning he wanted to be able to decipher the biblical documents for the fragments of legal documents, to find out the closest to an original form that we could get an original document by, I don't have time to get into textual criticism, because that will take another hour, just to give you a synopsis of it.
But he came to me one day, and he asked a question, and forgive me for speaking a little bit quickly. It's just my Southern English accent.
just forgive me, I'll give up. I don't have a very good English accent to begin with.
He came and asked me a question.
He said Joshua, and Joshua in London, you shot is only the Arabic equivalent, so only the Arabic equivalent of Joshua, just like in Hebrew, my name is bishop. Yes, you're the same thing that Jesus is sure
When you say Joshua, have you ever read the Bible?
Now, to me, this is a very silly question. Because we had been reading the Bible together for quite a number of time. When I had gone to I was went to Bible study, every single Wednesday and Friday evening, I was going to young life, I thought I had a handle on providing sort, of course a reliable kind of silly comedy that he said, If you read the Bible, then you can tell me everything about beginning to end.
Meaning even tell me how it goes with who the major players are, like what it's about, we can summarize because synopsize that you can tell me make your points and if you can tell me what it means and things that he said, Have you read the Bible the same way that you would read a book?
if you read it in the book, how do you make this book, you read it from beginning to end? You don't jump around and read chapter 12. Go back and read chapter one and read chapter four, you know, you read it from beginning to end, so that you can kind of get the flow and the feeling and understanding of the book, etc. He said, If you ever read the Bible that way,
meaning from cover to cover? I said absolutely not. Because the Bible is a very big book, and it is not even the word Bible comes from the Latin, meaning that actually numbers it is more likely it is
between two countries.
So I said No, I've never read it like this. And this wasn't the norm. This is not what you know, typical people don't think of the Bible Genesis can just keep going through a relationship. I'm not saying it doesn't happen. It's just not the norm. It's not what is typical.
So he said, How can it be that you want to preach the Bible, meaning, the idea the basic instructions before leaving Earth,
and you've never even found it cover to cover the raven read cover to cover.
So we decided to take the summer of 1996. And read the Bible cover to cover this let you know how, you know much of America was in 1996, you know, My son was reading Bible cover, just the way I was reading it when I was allowed to go to parties and have boyfriends and that was nine years.
So in the summer of 96, I decided to read the Bible cover to cover and since then, I've read a number of times. But nevertheless,
some of the things that I read in this is not going to be a full out assault on the Bible.
Because we don't have time for that is the place for that. But I'm taking you on a journey. My school my life. So if I tell the things that are a little bit offensive, or you might feel a little awkward, please forgive me. This is my story of how it happened.
There were a number of things throughout the Bible that
that led me to make the decision to leave Christianity and eventually entered into sniper.
If I told you all of them, I will keep you here for our so on endless hours on end, because a big book, but what I will do is I will give you the highlights and a number of them I have laid out and some of them.
proponents of things that led me to make a life changing decision was the stories of the prophets. If someone said what was the one thing about the Bible, that kind of led you to make a decision to leave Christianity. It would be the stories of the prophets. That were the stories of prophets and important characters in the Bible. Because I know that all the people that were mentioned are not registered as most Christians who
the first story was in Genesis, Genesis nine to be specific. The story about Noah. And the story of Noah is a beautiful story
about the covenant that he preached for almost 1000 years, nobody listens. God decides to destroy humanity. And we begin managing people who believe in beautiful narration.
And Noah's astuteness to stand up for the message of God was well documented. But there's another story pertaining to Noah that caused me to ponder.
And it was the story of Noah and him becoming.
And some of these stories, I'm going to tell you, I cannot pull them verbatim, because we have children. I cannot I cannot pull them verbatim because we have children in the room and it's not for us. So I will have to hopefully you can read between the lines.
In Genesis nine it says that Noah became drunk. He found it I guess if you take grapes and you put them in a container and you let them ferment that become very tingly taking a drink that makes you feel very good.
So but it is stated that no at this point or in this occasion, there's no vacation
that Noah became so drunk that his sons found him drunk passed out on the floor, completely undressed as well.
But he was completely struggling, undressed on the floor of his home, and that one of his sons covered their father and they left him so that nobody else would come and see their father in this predicament. Now,
I understand at this point in my life, that all human beings are inherently sinful. We've all fallen short of the
nature from Apple, telling you my thoughts At this time, that we all have inherent sin. So nobody's better than anybody else. And God can use even awful people, to the best of us with this message. But one thing that causes me to ponder was this was a man who was delivering God's message to humanity. This is a man who was delivering God's message to humanity. And to see him in this kind of position. And it must have been a very important because someone decided that it needed to be part of God's word, the story needed to be part of God's Word. So
to find Noah in this kind of instance, and then let's say the next day, he's telling me that God speaks to me, and said to say this, and that the third is a bit problematic, because it goes to the point of
credibility credibility with someone is getting intoxicated enough to be naked at some point laying on the floor, then
maybe, maybe someone can say, Are you sure that it's God speaking to you, because if you get highly intoxicated to that level, certain other things will speak to you.
Or you can think that something spoke to you and you're not cannot really be sure. It was just something that was stuck in the back of my mind.
When I got to Genesis 19,
Genesis 19, and I got to the story of loss in Southern Oregon. Now, Mark is not considered a prophet.
We as Muslims, appropriate as a prophet.
But Mark is a man who preach to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. homosexuality, because it was an abomination before.
And you don't want to listen to him. And they actually, you know, went over the models with it. So God decided to destroy the cities in the southern Memorial, pick them up, turn them upside down, right fire and brimstone on them eradicated.
There's another story about a lot, that I couldn't find a reason why this story was even in the first place. And it's the story of blindness to dogs. And this is a story that I really have to be careful how I say that, because of the children.
It is their father was an old man, and he had no sons, and no son, which meant, number one, he had no lineage. And his daughters were worried about the fact that if their father dies without a son, they have no caretaker involved. Because if there is no son, they have a property, they have no one now to to stand up for the rights, that is the responsibility of the Makah family. And after the father goes to the sun. And if there's no sun, it goes to the uncle. But apparently, they were worried because there was nobody like this. So they decided to fix the problem. They didn't get their father married, or excetera things of this nature, the way they can solve the problem was that
the oldest daughter got the father intoxicated, and she laid with him so that she would become pregnant by him and the youngest daughter did the same thing the next time.
So that one of them could hopefully have a son that would become
the son, brother. So we will identity that child have, but nevertheless, I stopped for a moment. I took a pause. Because, okay, maybe lots not considered a prophet, but he's apparently important enough to be one of the most famous stories in the Old Testament. Why is this story? What lesson Am I deriving from this? The only lesson I've gotten so far is the alcohol is very detrimental to humanity. I've gotten that very clearly that men and alcohol don't mix. Don't mix. Bad things happen when you drink. But nevertheless, I wouldn't ask Benjamin Barker said, Look, why he's going to what am I supposed to be grasping for this?
He told me, he simply asked me questions, and me and said, it's not making any sense. He said, Look, the point now is not to make sense out of it, because you haven't even gotten out of the first episode.
Or the first book, excuse me. The point is to read the book. So I pushed myself to keep reading. And I got two more stories that I only have time to relate.
But they are the ones that really really did it. And it's the stories of Solomon, that you find the first kings
and the stories of things that you find in Second Samuel. The story of Solomon that I'm going to relate to in First Kings is about Solomon and one of his wives. He was one of the great kings of Israel.
debatable, nonprofit, great king of Israel established a temple to worship the ones from God.
And as a very small side of them, I would want attention on this. I mentioned this, when Solomon erected the Temple Mount. It was a house of worship in order to have all that exists on the Temple Mount today exists, and how to worship the one true God that exists. So we cannot defend one house that was built to worship one true God by tearing down another one that was built to worship the ones who got it and put it up with something else. Tired of his own force course, something else is happening.
Nevertheless, Solomon had many wives, many, many, many wives,
and concubines. One of these was a woman who was idolatrous. She worship idols or something.
And some of them have an affection for her deep affection for her, that caused him to begin to worship these idols. And so and not only did he worship resolves himself, but he erected temples to worship this is now for me, this is a conundrum that is over overly problematic, because Solomon is whether or not you want to call him a prophet. He's the king of Israel, meaning he is the distributor of Gods on earth. He is the one supposed to be distributing the law of Moses, which is the God's law. And the first of that law was, don't worship any other God besides me. That's the very simple first commandment, thou shalt have no other God alone with me, meaning don't make
anything equal to me, nothing is equal to me. So here we have Solomon, who is supposed to be pushing this faulty humanity or making sure that this law is known amongst humanity. And he's breaking the first of those walls. And he Fortunately, I don't think that it is the right thing thing so that other people can go and worship. So now what did the children of Israel do? Do they obey God and disobey Solomon? Or not follow in his footsteps? Or do they disobey God and follow Solomon that you worship something else? And if they didn't follow with the manager, who was giving the kingship over them, couldn't God hold them accountable in the name, gentlemen, I did what the man who you put
above us was doing.
So it creates a conundrum in my mind.
Now you can say it was solved, however, it was solved, but it's
still a problem.
Now, let's go forward to the story of David. The story of David is a beautiful story. He is a beautiful life. The way he deals with the Goliath is very beautiful and amazing, even from the biblical narrative, the the amount of ferocity for the one true God was was beautiful. And Goliath marked him in his face. And he basically told him, I'm going to make up your words. I'm not here on my own behalf. I'm not here on behalf of the army. I'm not here we have Israel. I'm here on behalf of the one living God. And I will make you eat those words. And
those words, but there's another story about David later on in his life, when he was again the kingdom of Israel.
There's nowhere near as as as us to for us.
It's a story of David in a woman named Bathsheba that she was known as a very beautiful woman as to music. She was gorgeous. And on
tiny pieces, they would say to me. And he saw her one day, and he had a call to him. And when he had a call to him, he had to have and I hope you guys understand what I mean by you have to have. And he did. The problem is that this woman is married. She's married to a man named arriva who is a commander in his army. And so David has just committed a sin called adultery, which according to the law, that he was supposed to be implementing on Earth. The punishment was
the punishment was death by stoning. And it is so forgiving them all. But it says, Let me be the first approach on this stone. So David had committed a sin that would have gotten him stones.
So they even had to fix this problem to be fixed.
How do you fix the problem? You can go on and say later, the songs he repented and his kingdom was taken. Forget about that for just a moment. Let's see how he initially reacted to. The initial reaction was to call Uriah back from the frontlines, call you right back on the front lines. And when you call you right back to the front lines, the first thing he told him was go be with your wife. Why? Because now if she's pregnant, it can be attributed to her husband can be attributed to her husband. Secondly, he wrote a letter to the army and gave it to him.
He gave it to Uriah, which is, you know, one of the most treacherous things I've ever seen. He gave the letter to Uriah and told him Don't open it, but give it to the commanders. The letter said that when the battle
Speakers abandon your lead on the front showing up front of everybody who's leaving. Why. So he dies. So he's killed, and now he can have that she wakes up. So David committed adultery, and then covered it up by committing the murder. You can call it conspiracy to commit murder. If you want to be technical, there's no difference in the balls. If you are the initiator of the murder, you are a murderer. Just the same as if you use the knife in the sort of gun yourself. So they be covered up with adultery murder.
So now I have a huge problem. I have a crisis of faith, to be honest with you. So I go to Mitch and I say, look, this is this is outrageous. Number one.
No one did have a bunch of beautiful things. But he lost some credibility in my eyes. When the goose down on the floor. You know, and what what predicament I can be blunt, I wish I could be wrong. I can't be blunt. So I don't know if there was a person who I would like in my three years ago. I don't know. I don't know if I will let no babysit my seven year old law, you couldn't get anywhere near my daughter would allow me anyway, my daughter, Solomon. I don't know what he's teaching. If it's right or wrong, should I worship God? worship, and they make I can't let him live my life. Because if he likes her, I might be dead because and these are the people supposed to be
distributing God's ball on Earth. This is problematic, because I don't understand we can be inherently sinful. But something is worse here if the people that are supposed to be telling us what to do are worse than us, or worse than us. And not only that,
not only are they worse than us, but simply I cannot trust them anything if you can't trust this person. Okay? But God, either one of two things happens when I told Benjamin I said, Look, either I don't understand this definitely. So this parent, same thing. Or God does not know how to choose this message us or does not choose this king because he doesn't know how to choose whom to give legislation over us. Because these people are worse. You wouldn't hope someone who committed the crimes that David committed as maybe you would vote him as mayor. You would not vote him as mayor. But yet he's God's legislator. Of course, I have a problem with this. I really do. And I'm telling
you, Benjamin, my logic is destroying my faith. Which one will I listen to? My logical my favorite.
He said, Look,
you're not going to understand the story right now. Maybe, maybe you're not going to understand the story, the picture, sometimes the story. And if any of you ever watched a Friday show, CSI, come on. CSI, Miami, NCIS. Law and Order. You guys want to watch one of these shows at one point in time. I don't know what the British did. But nevertheless, or you've read a novel mystery. What happens throughout that novel or that show? You think you know who did it a few times? Yep, that was it was a good show, you'll think that this person did it almost like it's not him. It's this one over here. And then what happens when you get to the end, we come to find out which one of them it was the guy
that integrates. So the story completely fulfills itself at the end. And if you didn't watch the last five minutes, you wouldn't have any idea what was going on throughout the show. The last five minutes explains it all, if it's good show, it's a good show. He said sometimes a stupid doesn't make sense to the end to the end.
And I understood what he meant he understood what he meant. It's the life of Christ that fulfills the stool. So he said, Keep reading the story to the end. So I agreed with him,
that I will keep reading the story to the end. And I even asked my pastor
about this logic and faith
conflict that I was having. And he was telling me very simply,
the problems that logic cannot bring you to salvation. Logic cannot bring you to salvation, it is faith. It is faith in the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, for the sins of humanity that brings yourself your logic will never get you there. Because this concept is illogical. It is illogical. So it is a test of the logic, the testing of this.
So I kept reading to the end of the Old Testament and I want to give you a few things about Old Testament before we go on.
Before or beyond the problems that I found about a testament in there are a number of them there have
been working for the past 15 years to enumerate them.
There were some things that I found that were crystal clear, beyond a shadow of a doubt. The first one was crystal clear.
of the Old Testament is who God is. This is an ambiguous the idea of who God is, is unambiguous through the entirety of Old Testament. God is one
simple one, and he's not one thing.
According to the Hebrew language, he is one uniquely, uniquely the word here always with the Lord your God is One is not a singular one is that issue. It is a unified and unique oneness that you find very simply in the Quran in chapter 112.
So he is the one with Ligue one, I had this Arabic number for one, it's a oneness that can't be added to subtract the phone divided or anything. The Hebrew is very similar to this statement. God is one,
But there are a few things that God wants from humanity. The first thing that God wants from humanity is to be worshipped. He wants to be worshipped, he wants you to worship him and him alone, and nothing else. You worship something other than Him, He would punish you for it. He did it to the tune of Israel time and time and time again, every time he punished him it was for worshiping something other than Him, not just being disobedient, because he told him how to fix the problem, disobedience, the problem of disobedience was solved through repentance. You're devoted to God, you ask God to forgive you, you let the heart be repentant. And you showed it through physical
manifestations of repentance.
But one thing he did punish you for went out of town was worshiping something, or doing something. So God wanted to be worshipped. And number two, he wanted to be obeyed. He wanted to be obeyed God wanted to obedience, he wanted you to do what he told you to do.
This is why he said no, the ball was set for the very reason to understand how to worship Allah Vega. Because man created humanity, to say that he would send them in this world with no system, with no guidance, with no rules or regulations is to say that God has been just upon humanity. And then to turn around later and say that law is interested in law. And that law cannot help you. And that law is cursed. And that law is broken, is to say that God didn't know what he was doing when he said the law in the first place. And this is beyond the majesty of the Creator moment exist, he does nothing. Without him being fully within his balance and capabilities of perfection. He says nothing
is not perfect. If God gave a law, it was perfect. The Law of Moses was perfect, perfect. It was introduced, it's our human beings nature that makes it weird.
That was a problem that I found is that we made a lot of perfect. When it's not, it's perfect. It's just really imperfect, we never want to be, we need to understand that God has created us. Nevertheless, God wanted to be obedient. And that was if you do these two things, you will find beauty in this life and in the next life. So if you made a mistake, you fix the mistake that you made with whomever you made it. If you made a mistake, it is not you fix it, you fix it, when God you repented to him, you show him your repentance from the actual rituals that he wanted.
If you made a mistake with a human being, well, either you had to make that mistake, right or you had to pay the penalty of the crime. Simple. This was what brought peace amongst humanity.
At the end of the Old Testament, there's a very beautiful statement. And it's in the book of palatka, before entering into the New Testament, the book of Molokai at the very end states, and this is supposed to be God's own words. It says, I do not change.
I do not change.
Therefore the sons of Jacob are not just for God's sake to the children of Israel, I don't change. That's why I have not destroyed you. You have disobeyed me, you have disobeyed the messengers, you have killed some of them, you have just totally eradicated my law and turn them into something else. But I made a covenant with you. God made a covenant with the children of Israel, that if they worshipped him, he would not destroy them, he would destroy humanity. And if you have ever happened to read the Quran, as a seismologist in the very beginning of the Quran, that covenant is still reminded to the visitor, remember the covenant I made with you. God is reminding them that I kept
the covenant with you, I kept my end of the bargain. It is you with broken knit, you broken the covenant that I made with you, but you can always come back to but that's another topic altogether is another topic that I do the broken covenant. Nevertheless,
when I started the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and john, or the books afforded to me from Matthew, Mark, Luke and john, because there are no authors that sign their names, any fragmented documents of the testator from what I do in the documents that I have had a chance to look at, and there's about 6000 of them all
But most of them, you don't find them authors to it, or if the author's alluded throughout the things.
And even if it says it was written by someone, so we don't have a chain of integration to prove that you don't have a chain of narration to do it from converting from Google or from who, who got it from Matthew, Mark, Luke, or john, to verify that whenever anybody could come on laters, and I
have no chain of narration. But through these gospels, there are many things that I have found and will continue to find. But one thing that I did was I read it a little different than the norm. I read it a little different from the norm. And that's what I'm going to spend the next 20 minutes on, and then the other 20 minutes on how I got from the beginning.
I read linearly, linearly, meaning I did not start with Matthew chapter one, verse one and read only from Matthew, Mark, chapter one, verse one, Luke, chapter one, verse one, what I did was I started at mark, I mean, Matthew one, read the first story. And Matthew went and found that story again. And Mark, if it was there, went and found that story again, and Luke, if it was known as the Raven, and john, if it was there, and I read them across like this, putting all four witnesses together as one witness. And if you do that, through the continuum of the New Testament, what you will find is that it is not for people writing the same story. In four different vantage points. It's for people
writing for him tools, for people writing for different stories. And in many places, they don't agree. They disagree, they contradict and many problems within the textual parameters. But we're not going to get into the textual parameters of it right now. Many scholars have done more than enough work on that instance, a dear friend of mine, from Carolina, Mark Berman, has done to sufficient evidence on that, and I want to go to Jason's article interrupted, and misquoting Jesus.
What I did find, though, was that Jesus, peace be upon him. And let me tell you something about Jesus really quickly.
Islam is the only other one religion that says, If you don't believe in Jesus, you're not a Muslim. You can't be the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, Whoever believes that there's only one God worthy of worship. And he worships that one. He believes that he has no partners, that he is alone and unique. He believes in me as a prophet and messenger, he believes in Jesus, the son of Mary, as a prophet, and a messenger, and a word proceeding from God and a spirit breathed into married, and he believes that heaven is true, and Hell is true, you will be entered into paradise by God's permission. There's no other prophet that was equated that heavenly in his life, that he is equated
with your ticket to paradise believing in him. So we believe firmly in Jesus peace be upon
Jesus one of two ways in the continuum.
And I'm only speaking of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john, because there are much more out there. There's much more out there than Matthew Campbell and john, there are a number of other gospels with just as much authority as the academy opened up. That's, that's beyond the scope of our time. But the canon, Jesus peace be upon him spoke in one of two ways. And this is where the injustice is done to him. He's both implicitly and explicitly, and it's what I came to learn. Implicit means when somebody
asked the question,
what does it mean?
in technology, implicit, implied, implied, it's an implied statement that is ambiguous, meaning that it can be interpreted, it can be inserted, for instance, for instance, if I said, this table was light, color, light color table by color table, that's implicit because there's an implied statement. If you weren't here, and you didn't see this table with your own two eyes, you could hear that lecture and see that I sent a table of light color and you could guess anything. You could guess that it was white, that it was yellow, that it was that it was
all these different things you can say. And people could argue about what I meant. Someone can say, No, you meant it was yellow. I heard somebody that was there, or hurt somebody who hurt somebody who was there who said it was yellow. No, no, I heard another person who was there was there was that it was making sure. What are you gonna believe it's an implied thing. Never know what it really meant. I'm assuming here.
Also, there are explicit statements, what is explicit meaning?
Clearly explicit, unambiguous without interpretation, without interpretation. If I were to say that this table is 10 for Bayesian approach is specific, just like I said, it was 10. This table is 10 colors. That's clear. If someone heard the lecture, they wouldn't know I meant nothing. I'm gonna take
All right. That's the difference between implicit and explicit. Now,
if I gave the same lecture today and tomorrow, and today I said this table is life.
anyone understand anything else afterwards, if I say this table was white colors today, and tomorrow I gave the same lecture on the same table and ROI, same thing, this table is tan color, which one of these statements have more weight?
Today or tomorrow, tomorrow's data will have more weight and tomorrow's data will interpret today's data correct. And it explicit statement interprets an implicit statement upon the same topic, yes or no. in a court of law, you cannot go with an implicit statement, an implied statement and use it as fact over an explicit statement, you would be thrown out, you would not be practicing law for very long, an explicit statement always overrides. And
Jesus spoke in both of these manners implicit and explicit. And what I have found is that the injustice comes when Jesus implicit statements are true or or interpreted by many people in many different ways. And they use them to override his explicit statements, or they even use them to interpret his explicit statements, saying that what he said explicitly means something different, because implicitly he said this.
Tomorrow when I said he was yellow, or excuse me, when I say tomorrow, when I say everything was time, and today, it's like, you come and say, Well, he said, it was like color. And so when he said it was 10, he meant it was yellow.
I mean, that would just not be logical. That's not saying, it's not something anyone would come to the reduction of. Does that make sense? Now, Jesus book and both of these ways. Now, I don't have the time to go through verse and chapter and title. I've done that in all these DVDs. And we'll talk about those later.
But one thing I will tell you that I have no doubt about whatsoever know
is that Jesus spoke explicitly, that God was one, no doubt about this. Jesus taught that God is one. Hero is the Lord your God is one you should love the Lord your
God, history, and you should love yourself, all of the law and the profit from these two, clearly,
john 17, three, this is life eternal, that they know he was the only true God and Jesus Christ.
When you say,
also, Jesus taught us God was greater than himself.
Jesus and john 17, and three says that God sent him. And then I think it isn't In Matthew, Jesus says, The Master, or the servant is not greater than the master, nor the one who sent greater than the one who sent him, meaning that it was sent not greater than the one who sent him. He just said he was since this is the one who says not great, but the one who saved him. Then he said, the father is pray to the Father.
when Jesus was asked about the judgments,
he's gonna have that day there was no money, not even the son.
But the father who isn't has been knows that day. Meaning that God who's in heaven knew the Day of Judgment, he did not know, he did not know.
And the nature of God is that he is not in numbers. 2323 God says, God is not a man that he should
Jesus said, No magazine God anytime.
I've never seen God. But if someone can say what he said, he was saying, he has seen the bottle.
Well, either you have to interpret. He was seeing me as being the barber in a metaphysical way, that you see God meaning that you see as a manifestation, or that God's message on earth lives through his messengers, or Jesus contradictions. There's no there's no third option. Either he said two different things, and one can interpret the other or he contradicted himself and he said, No, man is everything gonna be fine.
And no man is ever single woman is ever single.
Also, what Jesus taught
that God needed to be worshipped. He taught the rich man and Lazarus that if you wanted to enter into heaven on a God's law, obey the commandments, obey the commandments. The men said of the man, he said, well, then go sell everything you have become the burden, follow me. The man left and didn't call him back and tell him about the crucifixion, left him with God's law, even Jesus Peace be monitored once before it's so sad in the cannon, that whoever breaks or whoever follows the smallest commandment of God and then teaches people to follow the commandments of God, he called the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, But whosoever breaks the least of these
commandment teaches people to break his commandments. You mean the least in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus did follow the law of God, he admitted
that he was the messenger, he was the Prophet. So he could have made that God's law as it was meant to him. And when he was walking in the seventh day, they accused him of it. He says it's separate from a command. Except he himself said, I'm not comfortable for the moment. And to complete it, and not a single verse, no comma, not a single physical condition has been resolved by me, meaning that Jesus was the fulfillment of all Moses absolutely fulfilled the law of Moses.
Now, Jesus also taught that God wants to be worshipped as input, if you love.
Love your neighbor, as you love yourself. He taught to treat humanity properly, treat people as if they want to be treated. But one of the problems Jesus had an atmosphere for him This was
one of the problems he had was not that he said, it was what he said, what what he was saying, implicated what he was saying, in particular, because he came to the children of Israel and turned God's religion into empty ritual worship, empty rituals that had no relationship with God. Jesus came to reestablish people's relationship with the Creator, because they become the Pharisees and Sadducees, lording over every one of us, they have a tour and they move on, you did what they said how they said it, he said it knows it. And they got rid of the people's backs. They know to themselves, Jesus called them hypocrites who stand on three quarters to perfect, he challenged them
every chance he got, he flipped over the change and might change your table in the in the house of worshipping God saying that this is not for that. So he came to destroy kind of a system that they had built, that is fundamentally anti theists. It was against God's way. And let me tell you something, I don't care who you are. I don't care what your message is. If your message challenges the status quo of the day, and you are the writing challenge the heads of the challenge, the evil system that oppresses people that harms people, that uses a small minority of people to take up and suck up all the wealth in the north over everybody else. If you come to challenge that system,
right? You will be public enemy number one, I don't care what your message is, you will be public enemy.
And Jesus found themselves at this office in Jerusalem, even though they had no real authority, because they were still under their own authority of Rome. But Caesar allowed them to have their little whatever those Look, just pay ties to me, don't start rebellions. You can do what you want from school, he didn't really care about Jerusalem. That much wasn't wasn't the biggest conquest for him. He was trying to conquer much, much greater things. And the scribes and Pharisees the Sadducees, and this goodness, that Jesus's message is futile. They never get his message to the people. But what it implicates is the end of our reign, so he's got to go. And number two, Jesus is
talking about some esoteric Kingdom in the hereafter.
We want the kingdom.
The children of Israel have become so attached to this world that they could not see benefit if it wasn't giving him. You're telling us to be poor. You're telling us to put on these dirty rags. You're telling us to give everything we have away. You're telling us to eat the horses of meals, travel around like some shipments, and then we'll get some vouchers life in the next life. They were like, no, we're not waiting for that. We want the kingdom now. And Jesus was trying to tell them that the kingdom of God is not in the world. This world means nothing to God, it's feeble, it's nothing. The kingdom of God is the next life. And you're not gonna get that by having an easy life
in this life. It is the mean who shall inherit the kingdom of God, the people who suffer not the people who live this glorious, beautiful life in this world. what Jesus taught simply is simpleness worship God, obey him live humbly, live, simply treat people will you be entered into that's pretty simple.
But the Pharisees, the Pharisees decided that Jesus had to go, they tried to challenge him. They tried to challenge him through the law, they tried to challenge him to asking him should we pay taxes to Caesar? If he would have said no, I'm Caesar would have killed him himself. He didn't challenge the season's authority. Jesus treats the trigger and said, hey, it's about being honest about it. Hey, this isn't what the Nazis, what's the problem? But nevertheless, they decided here to go. And they came up with a very beautiful plan of crucifixion. Because if they could have Jesus crucified, he could not be the fulfillment.
I don't know how many people understand that. But Deuteronomy says that anybody who is hung on a tree is and first of all, closeness and Galatians for Jesus to take on the role of crucifixion may have occurred
to them because you understood this is why they laugh, and this
is why they laugh at the concept of crucified Messiah because it's an anti against the law of God. That almost is in that occurs. This is why the call center crucifixion is the stumbling block of the Jews.
Not gonna come down to this idea. But they understood that we can have Jesus crucified, we can kill the man and the message.
But when they brought it up and crucifixion, Pontius
said, I find the whole industry, what was wrong with you before he tried to get me back. Because they couldn't bring him up on the charge of falling himself, or the Son of God, or the living God, you know why? It was blasphemous, according to the patriarch
of Israel, but to the authorities and wrong, a man who is killing who is healing the blind, who is raising people see this guy just be younger, they might have just mentioned him into the kingdom of the pantheon of gods.
Sure, why not?
Most of the gods.
And we can see with our own two eyes, they wouldn't have challenged him on that fact. What they challenged him upon was he was calling himself the King of the Jews and challenges to the prophecies that he was challenging Caesars authority. They understand that we can say that he's challenging season for a TV season will kill them on skintone. So that when they brought him up on charges, oh, and when Pontius asked him about this refused, rejected, because there are a number of verses that say yes, are you calling yourself the Son of God? But there are some other documents that say we call yourself the King of the Jews? These are very documents in other gospels we find.
Nevertheless, when when when Jesus realized they had to try to crucify him, and it's never gonna end my life as a Christian,
when Jesus realized that they were going to crucify him, what did he do?
Did he show up at the door of Pontius Pilate and say, Look, I'm ready to go on the street corner, I'm in the city center, come find me. That's what I'm here for. I'm here for this reason, this God, he should have been thankful. But what Jesus we find in the Canon is a man who lives in the city of Jerusalem entirely. Anybody here from Jerusalem? Anybody here from
the garden? Get semones outside the city is enough.
And what did he go into?
He told his disciples stay in the game and watch, I got some business and
have some business to take care of, and what was the business he needed to take care of? He went down the road, and he fell on his face and prayed.
Let me tell you something right now, God does not need to pray.
As someone who prayers shows that you didn't need, God does not need the creator of all that exists. The everliving God does not need anything that he created. Nothing he needs. Jesus showed his desires needs. through prayer. He needed God. What was his prayer, Father, and this is not saying the father in the sense that you gave birth to the father is a term that was well known and used as the Father obligation, the Lord of all mankind. In the Arabic we use the word problem, the
reason for everything existing
is the father is a B, let this cup pass for me.
let this cup pass for me.
Meaning Don't let this crucifixion happen. Because if they crucify me, they will never believe me, the people that you sent me to, will reject me if they crucify me. Because even Jesus themselves with the washing laws of Israel, that said, if you have sent me to them, and they crucify me, then none of them believe in me. Basically,
he says, nevertheless, whatever is your will, that I will do whatever you want, for me, this is a man who is submitting to the bar, that whatever is your will, my god like me to whatever it is your way that I'll do. Do you know what you call them a Hamming language, a man who submits his will to God
called him a Muslim. It's the Arabic word for someone who says they will depart as a Muslim. So he submitted his rules as crazy.
Now, Muslims have a different opinion about what happened after the crucifixion or about the crucifixion, which we can get into in the q&a. But nevertheless, there are a lot of problems with the documents that exist about the crucifixion and the resurrection, and the resurrection. But you don't have time to get into those today. I would maybe the q&a, you can ask and if I have time, I'll get into some of them. But nevertheless, had Jesus been crucified.
He would have been a cursed according to the law that he's indicated.
And if he was in fulfillment of the law, the law says in Deuteronomy, the father cannot bear the sins of the Son, nor can the son be the sins of the Father, and the man who works righteousness, his righteousness is upon him, and he demands first wickedness, his wickedness is upon him. So if Jesus came to fulfill the law, he would have not fulfilled the law library.
And by outright undermining it in the first place, it would have undermined it. And had God took all of the sins of humanity on one money, he would have accomplished just God would have became one just
to that man or that person, or even themselves, if you want to say that he was above. So God cannot exactly perfect justice on human beings by becoming unjust. It is a thing that we find unfit for God, he cannot be unjust, because unjust is a flaw, and God has no for he's perfect. He's perfect. So to make a long story short, what I began to realize was that what I believed that it wasn't necessarily what Jesus taught,
it is what all look on every dimensions is every method. What Paul taught was a complete end idea as to what Jesus called the complete opposite polar opposite 100% 100%. And that the Bible was not the perfect inerrant Word of God that I thought it was. Because perfect means perfect. in its entirety. There is no contradiction. There is no grammatical mistakes, there is no scientific mistakes, there was nothing that we could find that would disagree with anything that we know. And the Bible is not that way. It is a book that is perfected by humans. Mm hmm.
And that's it. That's it. So if God is perfect, and the question I have for everyone around me, before I left Christianity, is God perfect.
Everyone answered, it's got perfect.
Is there any flaw in God.
So if God sends us something, anything that comes from him will be perfect. He's incapable of being imperfect. So therefore, if he sends us a book, that book will be perfect, in every way, without challenge,
if that book is not perfect, that book is not from God. If that religion is not perfect, it is not from God, if I can't get to me, if I can't explain that religion, to my five year old son's, my student, my seven year old son, you know, we need to understand that this can't be done.
But God's religious, worship Him alone, OBEY Him that He will take peace in this like Linux. So Nevertheless, I left Christianity because I didn't meet that standard of perfection that I was looking for.
Because we're not perfect. So I continue to look for other religions. I know God existed, I was never going to become an atheist. Because I was a family. I've always studied physics, ever since I was young. I just had an interaction with physics how things happens. If I drop a bomb on the water, why does this rock? You know, if the sun and the moon conserve thing? Why do they do that? Why is fire hot? Why is ice cold? I wanted to know these things as a man. And I've studied physics ever since then. And I'm a fan of astronomy. I'm not talking about astronomy.
I'm talking about the astronomy of the planets in the sun, and the stars and everything in the cosmos. And when looking at physics in the cosmos. All it does is show you though, all it shows you is the creator. I really think that a person and this is my personal opinion, you can get back and you know, what I did was
that a man who studies science, and physics and astronomy, and uses that to deny God has proved himself to be very ignorant, who comes up
with all that great knowledge that you've amassed, you became an idiot.
You went the right Richard for so long, and then use that to deny the purpose of everything that exists not very close to what.
But I wanted to find the right religion. So I started coming around. I started looking at other religions, but you have to understand I wanted something different. I didn't want you to tell me what to believe. Because that is not going to be evidence from just what you told me and it's hearsay.
I want you to tangibly mean tangibly, I can I can hold it. I want you to tangibly prove to me that your religion exists, because God has created tangibility, in the proof that He exists. The sun the moon, in the stars, the heavens are planets. The law is our body, our construct our compounds are tangible proofs that there is a God exists. So if you're going to tell me that you have the right religion, then you need to tangibly prove it to me as well.
So I took a look at the world's tangible evidences when it comes to the most religious and what I found in them without going too deep. I don't have to go too deep, was what I found was imperfection, imperfection. I'm not gonna say that all those religions are bad. I just think they're wrong.
Does Buddhism have good teaching? Absolutely. Is that teaching them and there's some good teachers within taylorism. This couldn't teach them blend Hinduism, teachings within Judaism. There's good teachings within Christianity. Absolutely. We have to give justice for justice and still but at the end
To the day, they don't mean the status of perfection, but no flows whatsoever. Interestingly, textually, scientifically, logically, none of them, because if I need to turn off the logic that God gave me, if I need to turn this off this logic, that God getting me to understand him, this is a problem. Because for me, God gave me a logic to understand the world, it should also confirm him. And if there's a religion, my logic should not be in contradiction with, they should not be a contradiction between my logic and God's religion, or both portable or book or reuse, they should match and meld together.
Now, I read a book about a slab. And this book said that Muslims worship the moon God to live in a box in the desert in Saudi Arabia, and that they were in house who beat women for a living. And the greatest thing Muslim could do is to kill a non Muslim and he would get 72 virgins when he went to heaven. So I kind of wrote the religion of Islam off with that book, be honest and fair, just with, I didn't care what evidence you guys had, I didn't want to see. And I wasn't gonna travel to Arabia defined because I thought that's probably the only place I'm gonna find you guys. I live in South Carolina, he only knew about Arabian students, we can get both things up. And that's, that's all we
knew about Islam. There were no there wasn't Twitter and Facebook. And you know, all this again, this is in 1997. You know, we barely can get an internet connection, I didn't have a computer. It was a wow, was horrible.
So I wrote about religions at the age of 17. And I made the streets, my religion, my religion came the streets. And I fell into the hip hop lifestyle, because the 97 Tupac and biggie.
And Tupac and hip hop as a lifestyle was flourishing in America. And it just reached a self made economy, because it was Southern rappers that were coming up at this time as well. So I entered into the hip hop lifestyle. And for those of you young men and women, I think hip hop is just using that new food and no one but you know, because hip hop is a lifestyle. Everything comes along with it, the clothes, the attitude, the fame, talk, the glorification of oneself. All of these things come along with this, and these people will you emulate, and you want to be like them. They're not like what they present to you. These people are not like this, they don't want to run with ak 47, seven
day stuff in their back pocket, which not everybody, please come on, man get serious. I know half of these people because I do know, some rappers will come out of the rap game into Islam. And I've met a number of these people who you idolize. And they're simple people just like you. They just get paid groups of money to present a lifestyle to you want to destroy your
living in the Hollywood Hills, private hippies, and all of these other things.
Being $100 Thanks for those who never listen
But that hip hop lifestyle and that third life, as they call it, everybody wanting to be a gangster who tell you right now is the only real gangsters remarries. They did that because the gangster doesn't last very long. To prove you are gangster, you need to kill me kill. It's one of the one of the two.
So life didn't last very long for me.
Because I almost met twice. The first time was in a car wreck that I got into because I was coming back from a party and Linux University. And I was highly intoxicated, so I didn't drop it. So I left my friend who was having an intoxicated drive. And I posted that in the window. I fell asleep in the passenger seat in about 20 minutes later, he fell asleep at the wheel. So you can tell that that turned out very well. It was originally 80 miles an hour on the highway on the motorway. we flipped the car literally destroyed it. He was thrown out of the car. I had my singlet on so I wasn't but we both walked away basically unscathed. I have a small scar on my phone today to remind me but
instead, the state trooper the police officer told me and my friend that God has a purpose for you. Because nobody lives through this. without God's hand protection. You need to figure out what God wants from your life before it's too late. I laughed and said to myself, you must not know that
I'm sitting here looking for God apparently did not want to be found. If you have a religion apparently was not for me. So Nevertheless, I did pray that he to it. A month later I went to New York City. You know, that's one of the reasons
I went to New York City to see about in real firm like to go to Brooklyn and Bronx.
You all that is a slice of pizza and I want to be entertaining and you don't miss that wizard. So I went to an ATM machine to take out some money. I turned around and was a man of feminine things real quick.
He had a gun to my face, and he didn't say anything. He pulled the trigger. Because what folks do and one thing for whatever reason, Jennifer, what have you noticed
In my life, the guy named Paul, and his eyes got like, big around as these CDs in my eyes got labeled with the CDs and neither one of us know what to do for a second. And eventually, I had been taking martial arts since I was 14. And I haven't gained a black belt at that time. And Jesus was dope. I thought I was mostly reincarnated. So I decided to go come from the nation of designing, and I and I grabbed him and got the gun away from him and knocked him down. And I took off, I dropped the river to a friend. And I got my friend who drove 18 hours back to South Carolina that night. And at that time, I decided to wake up a little bit, I started having bathrooms and things of that
nature, that allows me to see the meaning of life and workout. So I became an agnostic, who believed in God became a deist, basically, a man who believed in God, but did not believe in religion. And I didn't think I'd have money, I become the concept that we're at the end of time. So God is basically written out the laws pretty much, but I was going to do the best I can and say, God, look. But one thing that I didn't do that I think changed my life was one that I got that on my hands and knees.
And I said, God, if you exist, and I believe you
helped me find it helped me find the truth, because I can't do it by myself anymore. I gave up trying to look for you everywhere, didn't work. So I tried to make my own religion and almost got killed because of it. So now here I am. I'm just gonna wait around, I'm trying to be a good person, and just gonna wait for you to do whatever you have. If you want to find me. You didn't want to find me. So I became I tried to be a better person. But leaving that lifestyle is not as easy as you think. Just getting into that lifestyle was very, very hard to get out. Because everybody I knew was in that lifestyle. So one day I was at my friend's house, and this woman comes to me school. I was
at my friend's house. And we used to go to his house quite frequently after school.
I've never been he was obviously because he was the cannabis salesman for my hometown,
and used to go sick and sold me credit. So I didn't know that never get the disease.
And I know his name was booster. I know that. But we used to call it one. Don't ask. And we used to go to his house after school and synthesizers. As far as our mobile app. If you guys don't know what to say, Please don't go and try to find out. So this week, because we all wanted to be rebels.
So I used to sit around with the synthesizer and talk about esoteric things, because our minds wander around. One day the issue of religion came up issue of religion came on, I have even seen this guy with some little prayer meetings with magnets one time, and with a robe that he used to pull out and you can do some value frustrating. But honestly, I thought
Cassandra is something because he was West African, West Africans practice a lot of ceremonial black magic, and spells and things of that nature, especially drug dealers to protect themselves, their spells of protection, they cut off the head of a chicken and it goes to the bones and other things in a pot, they smoke it up. And next thing you know, you're protected. So I found the practice and to be honest with you, he came out and he came back in the room, and we were talking about religion I was talking about God doesn't have religion. And
he said he heard the religion of Islam. I'm like, Yeah, I heard all about this man is like, what do you think? repeating what I
bring to you what I said. But he said, Hold on one second.
Like, almost like
an hour like
I mean, talking about 5%, which is another religion where they think they are all.
I said, I'm talking about those of us who worship that box. Think of that as he was like, No, no homos.
He said, I'm one of those Muslims, and they don't worship that box. And he said, What do you mean? I said, Dude, you can't use when you're black.
Can't be black and Muslim.
What do you know about Islam?
So I thought about it overslept.
Since he was very, very, very, very angry. And
he said, that's actually completely false. None of that told me.
I said, Well, tell me what, what is it? That you said, I can't tell you?
I'm like, why did you even bring it up? And you can tell it's no secret society that I can enter without the army. So rituals and handshakes and all that nonsense. He said, No, I'm not.
I don't have the right to tell you about
here because he said look around you.
I said you got a phone. I said, Okay. Well then who's gonna tell me about Islam? He said, Come with me to the mosque on Friday for you. I said the only thing I understood that what you said was right.
Anything else? You said a mosque is like the church for Muslims and Juma is like Sunday service except this on Friday and you don't sit on my chair. You
the problem that the church pews, most of our church was thinking about. And
so I said, fine, how are we going to get to a mosque? Because I know there's not one in Greenville. I've lived through
this too. Is that actually the closest one to hear this all the way him?
I said, Dude, you have been going for a minute. But I live on
a straight road between all of Greenville. And let me let me assure you,
he said, it's on the way to Hampton Boulevard. And
I said, Did you know?
Are you joking? I thought, I mean, really?
Nothing but a church, two houses away from my house. He said, Yes, the church, the missionary churches that he is open to trying to become a missionary. And then they try to send me this link. And
he said, you know, the brick building, they share the same parking lot with the church, and I got a picture of my phone, and
they almost touch one another. And it has a little horrible thing on top. I said, Yes, the gym. I said, No, that's the most.
I said, You mean to tell me there's a terrorist training facility? Across the street from my house? And I remember.
He said, Yeah, I said, he said, Maybe they're 130.
My grandmother, did you know, there was a loss of the church across the street from us. Here's the deal.
I said, Why do you remember, tell me? Why didn't warn me. She said, those people don't bother anybody. We've never seen them that much.
They don't bother anybody. And we don't see them that much. So I said, I'm going down Friday.
So I went down on Friday, and I didn't
A few things. One of them is a place where a whole bunch of people that you don't know, and you already heard about them. And they make bombs for a living in a kill number
of swords, and sticks and all that other stuff.
So I sat outside the church on the steps and I want you to win in the mosque, I can only see the men's entrance behind you guess who would have been a mosque above to the bottom of the bottom of the bottom. Now, mind you, there could have been some Pakistanis in valleys and seven nations. But at that time, you're saying to me, there are two types of people in America, especially in the south, there are Americans, and they look like me. And then there's everybody else and they look like you.
There is no in between the US.
You guys with them. So all I saw was little boy in the mosque. So I said, check number one and most of the items except a few black guys I saw in the window that I thought were really
slaves or workers or servants or what have you. This is you have to understand this assembly. Excuse me, an 18 year old man's mind goes to work in very mysterious ways.
I'm thinking to myself, how does this even exist in
this situation to allow this? So I'm sitting there and I'm about to leave. Why? Because it's 125 and Moosa did not show up. I've been calling him and painting and I haven't heard from him a couple days. Guess why he didn't show up.
He got arrested for selling drugs.
I've never seen him again in my life. But one thing I do make sincerely gospel is that if he dies believe
it exists. I hope it's something that I can really help them to be forgiven. And even go to Paradise because it wasn't him. Law knows about him anyway.
Then a man who live in front of me and parked in front of me now he got out of the car he was wearing a dress was the first house
get a man with a BMW is when the dress the only time I'd ever seen that was an Orthodox Christianity or you know, in priest and things of that nature. So like when
you see a man and a dress, you know, we're very, you know, men don't wear dresses, just doesn't work like that. You don't even want to know what we said about priests.
Minimal addresses. This guy got all the way to dress. And he came up to ask me the most soft, sweet voice. Can I help you? I said, Yeah, there's this guy. I mean,
who told me to come and watch your thing today? He said, Oh, yes, we know. So just don't be surprised if the company is not very regularly.
But the man seems very happy to see that was my first call point of caution. To have to have a
way to add. He introduces himself. His name is Mohammed
had to be had to be about every Muslim that can be named Mohammed, Mohammed and his experience.
little joke, how many of you been assaulted the minister Saudi Arabia?
before, it's not my call that every Muslim is named Mohammed, when I went to Saudi Arabia, I realized that it wasn't his name, I
don't have to know myself if you want to know, either.
Harlem in your hajian.
Anyway, he said his name is Mohammad. And he was Egyptian, of course.
But he called me and he invited me in, and he gave me a chair in the back.
You know, I didn't get to sit on the floor, I thought at that point, it was special in the medical sector, you know, not not too close to the floor. So I set up behind another chair to make sure I didn't even touch the floor.
Now, those occurred behind me was portable, and I'll probably go three to five minutes over before the break, we can move on to them. There was a curtain going from wall to wall, and I realized that was women behind the curtain.
My first question was, how did the woman get in this building in the first place? Because I only saw one instance. And why are they behind the curtain. And then I remember the movie, I watched moments in Arabia.
There are these tents in the desert. And Lawrence of Arabia, where women just kind of hanging out. And most of you would have ever seen the ones in Arabia, you don't know why the women hang out with tanks. If you don't, then don't know how to find them. But I initially thought to myself, this is called a hot that was going to happen, heroin, heroin makers, that my god was one of these hot buttons in this building, and then come and pick these jobs.
And probably they have to hide them. Because the truth is, is meaning that you can't live your life in America can't leave your wife in Islam, you definitely can't really in America, they would love to throw away the key.
So I said to myself, this is a bit odd, you know. And now I'm starting to look in front of me, I'm seeing all these out guys. And they're keeping me from the door, because they all hide a little between us. And I'm sitting thinking to myself, Why the hell would come to me? Why am I the only guy
and I start thinking to myself, you know, this guy who said, He's a good guy, but I don't think I would trust him as far as like the throne.
He talks about going up to New York and getting that out of the way. Because I wasn't involved in a lot of pro trading in New York, doesn't mean they're Muslim. Because as I said, even though this freakin guy who's set me up, he sold me to these atoms. They're gonna do their little journeys, and they're gonna kill me cut off my head, and they're gonna get diversions.
Today, oh, no, no, no, I'm sorry. It's not like this. Come on. I can see my house on Windows. Hell now ha, sorry, I get up to leave. And everybody gets.
I realized the guy that invited me in and said, holy stares. And I figured that the service is about to start. So I say, Okay, I'm gonna have a service card, everybody's gonna be looking at me my way out because the bathroom is by the door
to the bathroom.
So I get up on the he gets on the thing I say, you know, if what he says is kind of enticing.
Anyway, you know,
he gets up on the thing, and he starts his sermon again. And, you know,
please tell him to leave
this same guy who is so spoken outside, he's screaming, now, top of his lungs, is backing and is pointing at me, I said,
I said, holy hell, he's telling them to give me official translations, this killed this American guy. And
the only thing that was missing was the curtain to fly back, the woman is not going to
at that point. At that point. I'm saying,
I'm going to hit somebody pausing this version, and I'm running, I said, Oh, it's not gonna find them, knocking them off and running. So I'm looking for the the path of least resistance to these guys, which one I think I can get hurt the most. And then run right before I'm about to get up and hit this guy. I mean, I was literally on the edge of my seat ready to go working myself up, like you got to do it, they're gonna kill you. And
he starts screaming in Arabic, and he started speaking in English in the city, and the same song with us.
All praise belongs to the ones who create a goal that exists. We praise Him and we praise Him alone. We worship Him, we worship Him alone. We asked for his help and his assistance and his help and assistance alone. Whomsoever the Creator, guides to the truth cannot be misguided from that truth and move to wherever that leads away from that truth for whatever reason, cannot be
Guided back into the truth, except by the Creator, he said is that nothing has the right to be worship of the one true God of all that exists. And he is alone. And he has no more than 100 is the messenger asleep of the bat. And then he said, Oh, you will believe for your God as He shouldn't be feared, and do not die unless you are submitting the will to his with all mankind, your guardian Lord who hated you for one soldier and the supporting the war army, and from that soul integrated experience, and from those to the rest of humanity, and fear God is up to demand your toys and the types of attention and give reverence respect the womb that gave birth, because God doesn't ever
see your God as it should be period and always speak the truth. For by doing so God will guide you to righteousness, since
this last messenger has indeed already achieved the greatest achievement.
You know, I said to myself, I've never heard any rhetoric
in the English language now what I'm understanding, and it's the most beautiful words I've ever heard. But even in the English language, it caught my attention. And I said to myself, I wrote this that off a little bit to this guy is not screaming and telling them to kill a message that rings in my ears. This is the message of the Old Testament, this is the message of Jesus. And this is the message of logic, logic reason, I said, Let me listen to what this guy has to say, if they want to try to kill me.
He said in the sermon, that God wants you to forgive
God, the Creator, wants to forgive, he is so desirous to forgive me, that we can't complete him since he told us that God decided
to take an oath.
And that oath was, my mercy will always overcome my anger. So for those who say this language is an angry body, blatant lie, because the first point that God ever took was that his mercy would always override his anger. And if he was angry, he would be merciful.
And the surgeon was like, this is how we finish
that, and you have to understand this because people twist Islam so badly, and these Muslims don't understand our own religion, we are taught to stand by him at the end of the stick. But if you don't believe this, God is gonna punish you, throw you in the fire with all this fire and brimstone. This is not the crux of God's message. That's a threat in the end. But he said that God who created everything,
said to the angels,
I'm going to create
And the angel said, Why do you want to place on the earth? Someone who will cause mischief?
Why? Why would you play something to hurt someone who's gonna cause mischief and shed blood?
When we celebrate your praises day and night, I'm telling you what he says, but I'm giving in my own words, so that you can understand it.
God responded to those angels, because they just knew that we were going to do they were very well aware that if you play somebody over, they can choose right from wrong, they want to destroy that piece, and they're going to destroy each other.
It wasn't one generation before we started doing that, but son's battle began the whole process.
God said to them in response, I know what you don't know. I know when you don't know, I'm going to advise Germans, because they know when they don't know.
And that God told the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to the angel Gabriel. And this is an event that happened I'm gonna explain why. That he told them to tell the Muslims if they steal a wallet, forgive them only means the creative answer.
If they steal, how would we get them? So the Prophet told his companions?
What about if we do this sin or that sin of the third, so that process can be repeated, and it can make sense that that will be forgiven that will be forgiven, that will be forgiven? To finally the angel Gabriel said, Tell them that their Lord says this. No matter what thing I've done, no matter how many sins they have, even if their sins were to last for more than everything that isn't, as long as they meet their age or not having worship anything other than Him and expecting good from him, that they will find a greater who will meet them with Firstly, don't meet them up to sending people up for it.
he said that the door of repentance and mercy God opened it to humanity and no one can close it, except Him. And it can only be close to you if you worship something other than Him knowingly or if your soul has reached your throat meaning that you are dying, either you are dead or the sun
has risen from the west meaning the Day of Judgment is commencing basically, other than that God can give whatever. Do not ever be despondent of the mercy of your freedom. He says that God created everything, and it glorifies him. The heavens, the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the angels, everything glorifies and magnifies God, it is almost slim. Because it submits to Gods when the planets are Muslim, the sun is looser than the moon as Muslim areas, Muslim waters Muslim because it doesn't mean supposed to do. He said, But God created many men, because he wanted to show his greatest attributes. He wanted to show his greatest attributes were not that he's punishing, and
he's powerful, but that he could create something that couldn't stand against him. And then turn to Him and ask for forgiveness. And he could forgive even though he has the right to punish. That that is God's greatest attributes is that he can take justice on every sin we commit, but he will forgive if you seek a route to forgiveness.
You have to understand that that's what I was looking for. I was looking for a God had an open door, even for someone like me.
Even someone like me, who has disobeyed God so fervently, who has did not deny so many of the things I knew were right, who is this awakening so much, who has destroyed my own life? Who is destroyed?
In my disobedience even kicked me out of the house, I was looking for a God who could forgive me.
And Islam was telling me that you just need to ask.
So after the sermon, I went and asked the man, he started telling me about Islam, Islam as this in this five pillars in six minutes, I said, Look, there's nothing you want to tell me, there's going to make me believe in your religion. Your words, can you? Can you give me something tangible to prove that what you say is true that what you believe is true, that is true. He went to the shelf, and he pulled off a book, and he handed it to me. I looked at the front of it, and it said on it, and omachron just like
flew in from Saudi Arabia. But it was just this book.
I said, What is this? He said, this is the words of God.
I said, I've heard that before. I've heard that before. He says this will always reveal to the professor. If your book is when you say it is it'll say it for itself. Let Google do its own speaking, stop trying to keep everybody want to do this. They want to, they want to kind of gloss over the book for me before I take it as is so bad that you need to do this. Just give me the book. If it is from God, it will do its own justice. So you know what I didn't come home. And I was going to go to the one I had was actually written, kind of like the enemy was written from left to right. So I realized I wasn't there yet.
But nevertheless, I opened the book. In the first chapter said, All praise belongs to the Lord of all creation. We praise him and him alone. We seek his assistance assistance alone, we worship you and you alone, Guide us to the straight path, the path of those with
your anger known for those who have gone astray. It reminded me very beautifully of how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, For thine is the power of the kingdom, the glory forever and ever. Amen. do so for free, I'll say every day of my life, because it is exactly the way you're talking to break.
But you know why I want to spend today, and I have two minutes to finish. The reason I host them today is because of this if I can find it.
I want to read it so you're putting something out of context. It is chapter two, verse two. The reason I'm disturbed today is chapter two, verse two, this book that says this is the Book about us there is no doubt. This is the Book about which there is no doubt there is no right handed meaning there is no contradictions there is no discrimination. There's no discretions, there is no unscientific facts, there is nothing that is wrong. And it is a guidance for those who believe and fear God.
You know, there is no book on this planet that claims it is from God. It starts out with a bold declaration like that doesn't exist. This book challenge me because I said to myself, there's no way on God's green earth, that these Muslims have the right book. But this book is challenging me in the beginning. So I said, You know what, I am going to disprove this book. Just like every time he's proved. So I started reading from the ground. And guess what I kept finding more challenges. I mean, I was getting fired up. The book tells me if you are in doubt about this book, then bring another legend or
Spring, actually a fairly small chapter like it. And if you can call everyone who wants to help you, God is telling you in this book, call anybody who wants to try to help you bring a book like this. And if you can, which you can't, the fear the fire was created out of many stones. The book didn't tell me and this has not been from God, but you will find a contradiction in it. This book is going through the challenges that I find the story of Noah, and Noah is not drinking. He's teaching humanity that God isn't alone and needs to be worshipped. And he was the best of humanity, that I find the story of Black's law did not sleep with his daughters, he teaches Sodom and Gomorrah to
obey God's law. And he was the best of them. I find a story of Solomon, who was not only a prophet, but the great king of Israel, who talked about God's message to humanity. And he brought tons of people into the religion of God, I found the story of David and David was not committed adultery and murder, he was the best person who existed in his time. So it was all the other ones, Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, Isaac Zechariah, Jesus, they were all people who taught people to worship god alone until they God's law.
Now, by the time I had finished the product, in three days, it looks a bit too big for three days. Well, this one's got a lot more interesting, relaxing. I also have a speed reader. I learned speed reloads
after three days in the English language, and let me tell you right now, language and nonprofit doesn't do any justice whatsoever, not even close. If you wanted to interpret the Quran, you would think it's impossible to interpret God's words into any language, any language that we're on is the Arabic Koran. But it's English interpretation of some of its meaning, because we want to interpret all of us means that we fill up this room and then some,
even in that, after finishing chapter 114 of the brawn, the only thing I could say, was chapter two, verse two, this is the book that has no doubt in it. And it is a guidance for someone who for years ago, I got down on my hands and knees on that night, and I said, God,
me. But I asked for you to show me that. He would show it to me. So I sent it to him. I'll be honest, I went to the email the next day, and I knocked on the door. And I told him, I want to be a Muslim. And he asked, I said, because your book is what you say it is. Your book is what you say to me. He said, You have to be a Muslim, you have to believe there's only one God worthy of worship. That I've always believed that even though I had it mixed up a little bit in my mind, he said, you also have to believe that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is the last prophet and messenger after Jesus. So come in, let me tell you about,
you know what I asked him, I said, you don't need to tell me anything about quantum except one thing. He said, What is that?
I said, Did he give us this book?
Did he give us this book? He said, Yes. So
because God is perfect. The book is perfect. Therefore anything in between God and that book is going to be perfect in and of itself is very making sure by its very nature, and I only read it once in English. But I'm telling you right now, I've spent the past 15 years of my life reading this book. And to this day, 14 150 to 60 years, this book has been challenging humanity to disprove it, to contradict it, to find out scientific fact that has not been proven by science to find any contradictions, any discrepancies in corruption. If you do so, you do so this is my challenge to you is anyone can find the word contradiction in this great book of God.
I'll be whatever religion you want me to be. And I can say that with a foolish surety, because this book has an embarrassed so many people that have tried to improve and they've ruined their own lives because of
this book is a guidance for humanity. It saved my life. This book took me from being a person who did not care about anybody. I had no emotion. I had lost the capabilities field. I entered into psychology, in college to fix my cell phone. I didn't want to become a psychologist. I wanted to fix my own broken insights. But it did not do me anything like the religion of Islam has taught me to learn how to be a good thing to learn how to be a good son, a good father, a good husband, a good brother. To treat humanity the way they want to be treated has taught me how to worship God property, how to live humanity, and I will never doubt that for one second of any day of my life.
Now lastly, last thing before we take off because I know the organizers are getting a bit itchy when you go over time to start with to start fidgeting. I want you to know that there are a lot of people just like me. There are a lot of people just like me in 1998 that don't know the truth. They don't know the truth. They don't know what Islam is really about the media's telling them one thing, the newspapers telling them another thing, the media and the people in the street telling them a third thing and all of us are running them out like we have some golden ticket to
paradise and we don't need to share this message.
Let me tell you one thing very clearly. And I'm going to tell you in front of all of these people, all of our guests, because it needs to be that way. We need to be held accountable. We are responsible for humanity, because we've been given a beautiful way of life, and beautiful teachings that can help them. But if we're not sharing this message, you are in danger center, your major center, and you just need to accept it, because it's a command from your creative
Illness Epidemic. That alone if I only said that was that that's enough for you to prove that is the command and you need to fulfill it. And if you disobey you don't beat yourself, because God guided you to the truth, whether it being born into it, or whether it being accepted later in your life. You know the truth, and you are deserving to show that to someone because you didn't do anything to get it. If you're a Muslim today, it's not because of anything you did. It's because God favorite you with guidance, and you've got nothing to rebated. Trust me, I don't care if he gave you 1000 hives that they would still have nothing to pay him for what he did. You need to try your best to
share that with someone else. So that you can hopefully free your hands from the blood of humanity that we have on right now. If the world has gone to hell in a handbasket, guess what we need to blame
us because we have guidance, we have truth. Now the book from above, we have the statement of the properties we want to live by properly. So if the manager is not living like that, and we're not living like that, and when I tried to tell them, we need to blame the people we see in the mirror every day. And I will not apologize to our not your custom gets. We've been derelict on to these for very long time, we really have the decency to apologize that we have not tried to learn more than we should be. We're bending over them ourselves. We're killing ourselves, we got a long way to go with those of us here in the UK. And I guarantee you I can speak for all of us. Today, we'll try to do
better, we'll try to do better. We're trying to show you the ability to expand which is to love God, and to love humanity and to be a social service to humanity, to help orphans to help people who are who are hungry or needing sick as our job was supposed to be doing if you don't need encouragement from anyone, and we need to get on our mission. And lastly, the last 60 seconds on this back thing. Everyone will come to me now and say, Yeah, I want to get involved in shaping this to a standard overhaul, I don't have knowledge, you're not going to get away with it because of that. Because something that you're commanded to do, you cannot be derelict in it, because of your ignorance of
it. You know, you must learn how to share this stuff to this level. But in lieu of that until you 10 I have authored DVDs from Chairman us to this matter, and I was playing Secretary introduce Mike was that I could find forgive my English accent, American accent.
But these DVDs tell people about us and they talk about Jesus, they talk about the Bible, my story about Christianity, and Islam, the comparisons, how to have good character, the true legacy of the Father behind the peace be upon them, and how to be a proper to them this month. And to share the message, only thing I want you to do is I want you to come and get these DVDs, I have no copyrights on them. No Copyright, you can copyright the truth, I don't think it's a matter of moving. The truth can be copyrighted. So I want you to copy that I want you to copy them as much as you can. The only thing I ask for our Muslim guests is that you give 10 pounds for this DVD. Why? Number one, if you
don't pay for them took it up to senior guard and never do anything with it. I know you trust me, I know you don't pay for your perspective. Number two, if you don't pay for it, I've done a very hard job to make it as good. If you don't pay for it, I'm not gonna be able to afford to make it anymore. So please come 10 pounds for each one. If you can give me more, give more. But give for the sake of a lot of these dollar projects. On project the Berkshires, project, information group project, all these things are please don't leave this table with any DVDs on it. Our guests. If you want any of these DVDs, you can have them for free. For free for me, you can take one for free. I'm hoping that
our friends, your Muslim friends, you will go and get one and give it to you first because if not get some chairs for me. I'll take it. I'm reading for good deeds. But if you take it, you will share it for 10 years of work back then you're sharing it on my blog and give it to one of our guests. Thank you very much for your time and patience on the q&a. So I'm wanting to talk to you.
Not going to say that. But it was something that was showing up on church.
I didn't say it today. And I wanted to say something else about three years of my life predicated on my life. That's probably because I changed my belief.
When God spoke at the beginning in Genesis, who was he speaking to, when he said that US and US is underlined by a snake man in our image or likewise.
the word us or our own meaning is used quite often in Semitic languages.
And it's used by God in the Old Testament, it's also using the Koran very heavily, is it not? You will see that all the time. We, our, the reason for that is called a royal or a Royal Free World and English or Anglo Saxon. What it means is if I say, we made this table, and I'm the only person who did it, I'm saying we made this table, what I am doing is I'm attributing this table to no one but me. Clearly, I'm the only person who can have anything like this, like in royal decrees, you guys should know about, of
kings, and Royal decrees they use we and how we decrease such and such when it's only the king, the green dragon is the Royal war with the status of Grand Jury on, then you get to people that very distinguished authorities, and God has the most distinguished authority and power. So it uses the word weak, there is the word if you find I enemy, so both are used. But when the word really is used, it's a grammatical term that refers to uniqueness in in whatever is being spoken about when God said, Let us make meaning let me alone have the attribution of predicting mankind. And the water says the same thing, the heavens and earth, meaning that God is the only one who can be attributed
to this to this, it's a very simple, because
to just use that statement is kind of, it's a bit not to end yet. Because anyone who's wanting to get to the Hebrew in ancient Semitic languages know that we should use this form is used as a form of significance of significance.
And somebody can go check that if they want to.
God is perfect. But man, there's no, absolutely. I write a book that shows foreign characters and how good can come from stupid mistakes.
There are plenty of books out there like,
by contrast, a perfect book seems artificial, and man made any comments, yeah. conference, if you're going to tell me that a perfect book is mandated, it's you contradicted yourself, because in the beginning, you said medicine perfect. Therefore we're incapable of making perfection. We're incapable by our very nature of producing fiction. God is perfect. Therefore the book is perfect. It's from God. If a book is imperfect is for men, that's pretty logical. Anybody who turns on their reasons,
will realize that, if a book is perfect, it's not from a perfect person. And for those who say that 100 BCE, upon copying the Bible, it's a bit of a stretch. Because when he pulled out if you let's say he didn't, Amanda didn't know how to read or write, you can barely even write his own name. If any of you have ever seen some of the signatures, the prophet
barely read his own name.
For him to take a book, like the Bible, and the Torah or whatever, and pull out of it only perfection, only a book that is miraculous in its very nature, that proves scientific miracles, things are not even in the Bible. And to do all of that with complete perfectionism is a bit of a stretch, I mean, that can make a profit into itself, just to be able to take an imperfection and make it into perfection, is something that is almost invisible from the human eye.
Why does our life insurance have to be so difficult for us to get to heaven?
Very good question.
You see, this life is very, very small, because life is very small, in the in the scheme of the of our soul, and all of our souls were made a long, long time ago, folders almost
eternal extends from its creation, it will continue to exist. So in that long span of what our soul was created, until infinity does not end, this little part that we live in this life is going to seem like a few minutes on the scene in the schools.
And a life of luxury and decades, equals a life of disobedience. When you live a life it is to those Europeans to decadent to, to to easy. This is when you forget about this is when you become disobedient. This is when you forget, it's the trials and the hardships that are supposed to remind us
the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, said
that when the creator grades in Paradise, he told the angel Gabriel was the ark angel is to go look at what I have created for them. In a way. When Gabriel went and looked at heaven. He came back and he said, My Lord, I don't think there is a person who hears about this place that will go with me seriously, who would not go here. Then He created him. And he said go look at it. And he went and looked at him and came back and said there's not personal views about this and
God surrounded paradise
desires, indulgence, disobedience, all of these evils that we see in the world today. Those are the things that surround the things that stuck, he went to it. And he said, go back and look at what I have now. created. Everyone looked at it came back, and he said, my goal, I don't think there's anybody who's not going to enter this series, I think everybody's going, because it's surrounded by the things that we desire. Then he created, he surrounded paradise, with hardship, with difficulties with struggle with sacrifice, all the things that the soul doesn't really like. And he said, go back and look at even back then if that isn't my goal, I'm afraid that nobody is going to make it,
nobody's going to make it. You know, the road to Paradise is a narrow road, very, very, very narrow. Because
there are a few of us who listen and understand, you see, God gave all of us
with the purpose of going to heaven is what he wanted. He wanted people to go to Paradise, that he knew that not everybody is going to listen, and everybody's going to come home, not everybody's gonna come along. But if it was easy to enter into paradise, then this life wouldn't mean anything, there would be no purpose to this. If you could get to heaven without any hardship. That was the purpose of even living, was the purpose even being invisible. I might as well just drink and drink the poison and just get out of here.
easily. No, it's supposed to be a struggle, a trial, a test, you can't even past college without taking exams. How do you think about exams, without tests, you don't you can't even graduate college without staying up all night, sometimes, being tired, being exhausted, struggling, just to do one, just to get a job that is going to work in the rest of your life and spending the rest of your life working for the dollar. So how do you think you're gonna make it the God's heaven in paradise when, and you didn't know anything, anything in his life doesn't work like that you got to go through something to get something. That's what they say. My grandfather once taught me something very
beautiful. Anything that's worth having, you're not going to get an easy. Look at this life. anything worth having you will not contain disease. If there's something that is worth having, you would work for it, you will struggle for it, it doesn't just fall into your lap.
So Heaven is the greatest thing that we can ever achieve. Therefore, it will be the hardest thing you will ever achieve. But once you get there, you will look at this life and all the struggles. And I finished with this on this question. You'll look at it like this, there was a statement on the top of the victim on him about two people on the Day of Judgment. The first person is a person who had the easiest life, the best life he never suffered at all in his life. He had lakhs of luxury and afforded to him. But he disobeyed God because it allowed him to fall away from his creator and not worship him to not believe in excetera, etc, etc. He will take that man did him and Hellfire for
London, just a small dip, just dip him in him. Just that dip in him. He will ask him then, did you ever experience any good in your life, and he will say my high low and I'd never had anything good. Because when he sees the retribution out of it, none of it will seem good anymore. None of it will seem like it mattered at all. But he will take the person who suffered the most the most struggling person that ever existed on the face of the earth. He will take that person independent paradise for one day, pull him out and say Did you ever suffer, he was saying My God, I've never suffered once a month. Because when you look at it, that the exchange, the exchange is so great that you will feel
as if it was the most pleasant thing that ever happened to you those struggles were a sense of blessings. And that's the way the tools will looks at it. That's the way the tools and concepts and everything every mobile second I suffer hardship. I think a lot for giving evictions, these estimates proving me prove my point. If you don't go through anything, you're not going to get it. We tend to think that we can catapult over all of these hardships and just meant like the middle of paradise. It doesn't work like that. There is no quick route, you got to go through the difficulties, you have to plow through them to get there. So hopefully that makes sense.
There's a few questions that I really would like to take the time to explain, but it will take all the time. Like we said that there were a lot of problems about the documents concerning the crucifixion. What do you mean? What I mean is that there are some there are a lot of textual
verification reasons or tutorial for problems these documents meaning that we have a real problem verifying any of these documents. First and foremost, we can't verify any document but there is no change that in fact
to its original author.
So right away right away, I can say that this entire book is schizophrenic. It's hearsay, because there is no one who can tell me where they got this document from, we found it. And we might know a few people who got it through, but we don't have the chain all the way back to the person who wrote it. So if you tried to bring a document like this in a court of law,
if you try to bring a document like this on court of law, what would happen?
If there was no chain of evidence, what
if I know tossed out why you say, it's not accepted as evidence even in a court of law? So for God's we did, Jim you should be much more scrupulous about politics, the Quran, every single word of it, you can train Chase, in fact, we came from and it is in a something called mentality of fashion. Meaning that there are so many people that have narrated and drawn in so many different chains of narrations that go back directly to the Prophet peace be upon him, that is impossible to fabricate impossible, the person who was learning the Quran from he knows 14 different ways to recycle from 14 different ways to recycle. And every one of those ways to recycle. He can tell you, every single
person in the chain of narration from himself to the Prophet peace be upon and I hope that I'm memorizing compared to one day, because then I can have that change myself. This is the miraculous nature that we can prove. And we still got it. And if you did the three regiments, so if you want to go check it and check it out, but there you just just take this for those who like big enough for folding, anyway. But if you want my honest opinion, anything I can tell you about the textual verification of the documents and the Bible is is not only Philippines, as they say, not worth the paper I can write on. There are plenty of biblical scholars of astute authority on these topics. If
you want to do yourself some justice, I tell you to go get those two books along with everything you need to do. The first of them is called misquoting Jesus, and get different numbers on how you're going to be misquoting Jesus.
misquoting Jesus by heartburn, b h r, in a bourbon bar, h. r, Ma, and another one is called Jesus interrupted. The story behind the Bible family
by Bart Ehrman is with us a dear friend of mine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, he's done more than enough justice.
Because even if I tell you even go say I said, I'm nobody. So
why is the number two question when they will
not give us your questions? Why do people call themselves Muslims within our practice?
It's a good question.
when I'm pregnant people, but one thing I will say is that there are some great gems amongst Muslims, and Muslims who are a spitting image of what it should be. And
they're few and far in between. But that's not different than any other religion. Either people who call themselves Christians, they don't practice what the bible tells them. Why other people call themselves Jews, but they don't follow along by the people who call themselves Hindus. But don't follow the rituals, just because we don't always when we're supposed to do and we're interestingly flawed human beings. But
we try to do the best that we can try to do the best we can. But we're supposed to be an image instead of
telling people stop looking at this as a golden gift. Because then you only tell them that, hey, it's not as good religion, but we're terrible. We're terrible. No, we shouldn't be able to show people Islam for our our actions, maybe not in his profession, but we should be able to give him a pretty good idea. Unfortunately, it's not the case.
Can you repeat why it is a curse. If Jesus was not crucified, I did not hear clearly because it is written in the law. I do write to me that if you if you hang a man, you hang them and put him on a tree, don't leave them over the tree overnight, but bring him down that same thing. Everything before everything that ends up on a tree is a curse of God. Meaning every crucified individual is a curse of God. What does that mean? This differs opinion even the most that you're a visitor. What that means is that Jews will say that there is nothing that you're after when they don't believe it in your mouth. For some of them. Some of them will say you're cursed at this level, you will be
tormented until the year after whatever happened. But either way, it's a curse upon you. And this is not something befitting the majesty of a man like Jesus Christ is behind us a majestic man, one of the greatest human beings on earth. A crucifixion is not a fitting end for him.
I don't understand the concept. Of course my camera for
this one is.
Okay. This was a question I can go on and on about Jesus said in the Bible, I must go to Jerusalem to be crucified. Jesus said in the Bible, I came from heaven. Please explain me.
If I explain every single verse, will you be extending it when you can leave your old the old one first he said, there's one thing I want to tell you about the Bible really quickly.
Because again, Jesus spoke implicitly or explicitly either either interpret the implicit by the explicit or say that is contradictory. Only two ways. But one thing that I will say is that not only do we not have any chain of evidence about any can any Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john with no chain of evidence moving these things from number two, number two, none of them are written in the life of Jesus.
So how do you know what Jesus said about Jesus, and that's been quite weak here.
But he spoke Aramaic, he was from Galilee, the people who gathered he spoke
a language that is very similar to each
other, and his mother tongue, when you refer to the Creator of the heavens on Earth, he would have said, a law,
a law of law is the Aramaic word for the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Since you don't have an Arabic gospel, it's always going to be a translation of something. Even the koine Greek is a translation of a translation, the Latin vulgate is a translation of Greek. And then we have English and the translation of a translation, a translation of a language that Jesus did not speak. So we have all of these problems. So we cannot say for sure what Jesus said this, but she was oh, by the way, I can take for you, honey, that is authenticated, authenticated. And upon a piece we're gonna send this to myself, because it's a chain of narration, there's a science, there's a science of 15
different categories to prove one single narration of the properties economy.
And we have all of that with us. So if I tell you the properties, we want to authenticate something, I can prove it. It's not my faith. I also have evidence. My faith is seeing this map, we have faith. But we also have evidence, and the evidence backs up our faith. They never contradict each other at all. And I never have to believe in lieu in contradiction to evidence or logic, they all go together, they meld with one another. Everything Islam makes logical, more logical contradicts my religion. My evidence never contradicts what I believe they also have one another in a very beautiful structure.
Okay, I have a lot of these questions. That is about how do I get down to this person or that person, that third person, I'm not going to ask those questions. Do you know why? Because not kidding. And I hate when people do this. Because if I tell you after you just work the little question, okay, go tell me this. How do I know that person even believes in a way you were trying to write it to me, I might tell you to say something that might damage the downloads of this person. Because I don't know what the source is. You understand? People who do download are professionals. They must be professionals. They need to be professionals, because that is an dahlias are doctors
that are more important than physicians. I'm telling you why. Because Nadia Dion's are responsible for the diseases of the souls of people souls have diseases in the kingdom to this disbelief, and this other worship of the gods and etc. And the diet and the diet needs to know how to diagnose it.
If you go into a physician's office, and you say I'm sick, and he just writes a prescription for you, how do you know who's writing notes for people? What do we write through a description for antibiotics, and you don't have an infection, you have a virus?
Or what if you have a particular illness that needs a particular medication that he writes, you know, something else where you might get even more sick in the beginning, so he has to diagnose you, you can't call the doctor on the phone and say, I'm sick, or I'm actually not ready to
say, Oh, wait a second, it doesn't work like that.
You see what I'm saying?
You need to be trained, you need to be professional, if you're specific. And you're more important than a physician. I'm not saying our physicians not going to afford it, just kind of get thrown out from any more of our prestigious Asian communities. And I say that,
because you guys grew up and you're allowed to have a doctor or doctor.
physicians are important if I get sick, I'm sick right now.
But nevertheless, physicians treat the humans of the body. The body can be sick and have so many things, but the soul cannot be sick. Even if the body's healthy. Instead, we say you get what I'm saying. It is the soul that will make it or break it. I can be sick, my wife was going to heaven, but my soul is sick and I'm gonna make it even if my body self even if I live 500 years because of my health. So if you want to learn how to get found, go to that
training, learn properly for people who are out there willing to get the wisdom and dedicate their lives to it. And those people who are doing it, I'm not talking about me, please don't think that you have to do is on point. And the people who do it, you better treat them like a professional. Seriously, because the reason why we don't have enough people doing it is because the ones that are doing and are treated properly, and everybody witnesses, so nobody wants to jump into a field that is going to give you to the rest of the life that
you are dying giant properties in respect to thinking, you know, they're gonna die. And the jobs of the Prophet least Apple slammer is most honored positions in order to determine and payment and more effectively, what is
the greatest position that was ever given to any human being by the promise of the law? How do we sell them first was the position cables, either one of them.
And then in a human is life you'll see that the thing is, life was a life that is
I was trying to recover, I think his name, this is the greatest of a moment of silence may have been the first position that properly set up was to them. And that first position was given, given the message of Islam to the people.
And he changed the world as we know it right now. So we have to look at these positions online image is another one of these people will be sent to the kingdom of Earth, they were honored to think that when the prophet SAW a lot or said them in front of whatever, after him before the rush, and he collected people with a download and sent them off and pay them independently for the day tomorrow. And this is a consensus
that we should treat these people like professionals. Nevertheless, I don't want to tangent with them.
Do you recommend Muslims to read the Bible in order that we are Christians? No.
And that's probably going to be a shock to you know, why? You have the Koran, it is the greatest evidence for the truth. I will read the Bible because I grew up reading them to get me I love reading it. I'm not gonna find anything in units that I haven't been once before I second learn anything new, I will find anything that I have already read. And I've read the entire book from cover to cover a number of times, why are you going to go do it when you like the people who have already come out of it, like warning them that you've already been down that road? Let them do it. I'm not saying you can't really get someone out to read it.
I'm not saying that. But what I'm saying is people who are specialized in that already let them do it because they would like to grow like that Don't abandon the product. To do that. I think it was I think it was Omar, who was reading the blog to the public peace be upon him came and said we know we have multiple lines. And for those who said that the Bible says go read. The Quran says go read them. No, no, no, it does not say read him. It says go look at them because the Quran is a confirmation of them that were unconfirmed. If somebody asked me what do I believe in the Bible? I will say Well, those are unconfirmed, because it is the last and final testament from God perfect.
That tells us what the Bible actually originally was, what the total review was, what the god mean was, what the songs if they weren't originally, for the gospel of Jesus original words, find something in contradiction to that, well, this is not something that was a part of the original Bible. Because it's from the same source. God is not the author of confusion, the author of confusion, so no, I look. Because what's gonna happen is you're gonna go read the recordings of the Bible, and you're going to go try to get down to someone who's going to be the bearer issue that will.
Why because you don't understand the psychology.
That's the reason why I've known a lot of dogs stay away from this whole Christian, amazing letter, who knows, the people who were there before to do that, you can't even talk. A Christian thinks you can't think how I was thought. So therefore, you're going to run into problems, because you can't understand the thought process. Like for instance, me,
if I don't have no choice, but to give that was the end of I'm going to do it. But if there's a brother who was a hippie, previous, if you were studying Hinduism, because he's willing to do whatever I let you go do it. Why do I want to go the move, you know, embarrass myself? So etc, etc, etc. We need professionals, just like in medicine. Yeah, people who are GPS, general practitioners, they can, you know, kind of help everybody else. But if you have a specialized illness, they're going to send you to a specialized person, and neurologists and ufologists, a cardiologist, we're going to go to the person who can help you, we should be the same and down to the same.
Do I know that there were people who were also attributed to being born of a version of Jesus? Yes, the Bible was attributed to other people who don't have a version that doesn't make Jesus any more special because Adams created for us out of bounds on two panels, and got us into the spirit of life on Sunday. Then God took a red flag, I really come out of a dream and Ed, if there's anybody who should be worshipped because the miraculous nature
of God says Jesus anatomy with the same to me, I created them recently. That said, the guy treats great wherever he goes, he doesn't need anything to read it. There was a miracle for the children of Israel, that Jesus was going on. Thank you.
Ginger, not only did God promote Jesus's miracle from that and raise the status of married, he also wanted to raise the status and marry us virgin birth to being one of the greatest women that a woman has ever seen. So it's a dual process didn't make her anything, we want them to get to be a god and raise their status by giving her the gift of Jesus. God could have created that in a minute. But he chose Mayor specifically chosen for a specific reason.
Last but not least, oh, I, I talked about this about the the documentation problem, the problem is related. We have the documentation of how it related, you know, where it came from, how it came from whom relate to who collected it, how they collected it. All. That's very clear. And I just read that we can trace it through authentication processes, is a translation of abroad Actually,
I don't know. Some translations are better than others. There is no translation. That's the problem. If you're using the word translation, you can translate the wrong. You can translate the words of God. I mean, you can say that you as a human being can take God's words, and you and your finite mind can put it into another language properly. It is really silly, we can translate some of the meaning. That's it. And every translation has mistakes. Why? Because human beings wrong. So that we're all gonna have mistakes. So if you go and give me an English copy for honest I found a mistake. And I say it doesn't surprise
me, when you go get that elevator, written in the language
of the Prophet peace be upon him. Actually, it's in a language that nobody's nobody's brothers, we have no idea that close we can
raise your hand. Once we get out and start running around telling people you know what, I'm because you speak Arabic? You don't?
Let me ask you, you grew up speaking everybody
What does that mean?
Even though you're surprised, I mean, what does this even mean? I had no idea what it meant. There was once a man who's supposed to purest Allah, he was invented, the purest out of it was built by
a man who was going by passing each other. And one of them was reciting the Koran. He jumped off his camel, and he frustrated with
his friends. And we're doing this for you. So I am prostrating to these verses. That's how powerful these words were to people who spoke the purest Arabic that ever existed. You can understand the law and accepted as soon as you have a peace of mind to start translating, but you're not going to be used to translate the Congress. Leave that alone for a minute. Leave it alone for medical, for armies, miraculous, even miss language. And for those of you who are going to go home tonight,
and you're going to look up on the internet contradictions and problems in the Koran, and you're going to use linguistics to deal with it. Please don't embarrass yourself, because the Arabic language and its grammar and its syntax, and its structure comes from the language of the Quran. The rules of grammar of Arabic are based upon the Quran. So if you go and try to use an amoeba, to say that the Quran is wrong, then you're just foolish. Because no, it's all the other forms of Arabic that have corrupted their language over the period of time, Ron is with Christine's mobile battery. Even just don't go to that piece.
and I got to finish with this one, as a non Muslim, if I do not convert, and life is hard for me. What is there for me in the next life, I have to be truthful. One thing about honesty says when you believe you're allowed to speak the truth, not allowed to lie to stand by sin. Lying is a sin unless my life is a lie, and nobody's okay with a gun to my head.
If you do it in this life, you will be rewarded. If
you do good and you don't believe in God. If you don't worship in the way you're supposed to be worshipped and honored to be part of the good that you do, you'll be rewarded for it.
And if you're not rewarded for it in this life, and then the year after some of the punishment that would have come to you will be a burden from where you would ever go to.
Because there was once a man who if good could take you to him in the home. Without relief. He would be the highest person that you have ever. His name is Apple taught him. He was the uncle of the Prophet peace be upon him. He supported him. He's strong for him, he gave us well for him he was banished into the desert and died because of that persecution for the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. But on his deathbed, he averted by saying I am on the religion of my forefathers. When you know the problem, I'm at peace be upon him so because of me and is built to me, you will be the least person that will ever be punished in heaven, but it never caught up. But you'll be able to wear
sandals or fire and it will be so hard. I'm gonna make this break for you over that.
As the most favorite person that will ever ask
if that is a proper repercussion, or a repayment for you, good man, I don't know, take your chances. But if he would have just said one word, not all those things in addition to the guy, which I don't know, if he really said one word I had been, he would have been
to paradise and beyond the province of St. Thomas because of belief, we as Muslims only get rewarded in the next life for something that we do for the sake of God alone. If I don't do something for the sake of the police, my Creator, I'm not going to be rewarded for it, except for something that I might get in this month, it will not be something that will be benefiting on the next month, every Muslim is supposed to do every single action that they do, for the sake of ease and grace. And if they don't do so they will get rewarded for them next time. Lastly,
your relationships with the one created with a person, person doesn't have anything to do with me, does having to do with your friends, your neighbors, your relatives, your mother, your father uses evil, God created you alone. He didn't ask anyone to create him. He didn't ask him about it. He didn't ask the Father brilliantly. He asked no one when
it was personal between him and you. So if you want to know the truth, as far as my humble advice to you, go home tonight. Go by yourself, get on your knees, humble yourself before you even ask my God. If you created me, that guy.
And I guarantee you without a shadow of a doubt,
you will enter into the truth, the truth will come to you because nobody will tell the truth and God leads them astray. Because that's just and we believe God is perfectly just if someone looks for immigrants as those who want to walk up, right, we guide them towards our ways, and those who follow guidance, we continue to increase them and so do that. But if there is anyone in this room today that has heard about Islam, that has read about this, then you found out that some information about Islam, and something that has you have heard about Islam, as lead you to believe that you want to worship god alone, the way he wants you to worship but not the way you want to worship or the way he
wants you to worship Him. And you want to accept this way of life or submitting yourself to God. That's what I mean submitting yourself to God and and
then you can come now and do that introduce them is the most simple process you will ever have you ever overtake is believing there's only one God is worthy of worship, believing in all the prophets and messengers of love, including the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon accepting that in your heart that I accept that and saying that can be an important thing I've ever witnessed. There's only one God in worship. And I believe Mohammed is indeed a prophet, messenger of God. After all the other prophets and messengers, you'll be Muslim. That's all it takes. If you begin to enter into a life of pleasing, you're the one who created Is there anyone in this room today that wants to raise your
hand? You have one? instability
in terms of snap, so I'm going to actually have you come up with you like, come on, can the sister come with it?
And after that,
Now, unfortunately, does anyone come and tell you if you're not able to do anything? If not, it's not possible. Stan has to be something that you accepted, because they want to promise you that they could give me a web nice, so that
you believe there's only one God worthy of worship. We want to worship what he wants to be worshipped. I believe that Mohammed customize prophet is believed that Jesus was the Son of Man or that man and must know more. All the prophets. Very beautiful. That was the end. We don't we don't complicate that right now, the rest will come later on.
what I'm going to do
is that it's not just about first,
say, I've been witness, witness, nothing has the right to worship, it's nothing less than
the ones who created the heavens and the earth. We want to create a balance to get the most out of this and
Mohammed is the messenger or is the Messenger of Allah, and I bear witness and I believe is Jesus, Jesus, the Son of Man. This is not a fairy and Prophet, the Messenger of God and the Prophet a messenger. Furthermore, you have to be safe hashtag hashtag
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Anybody else? Anybody else? Anyone? takers? Perfect. So what I'll do now is I'll close off. But what I will say is anyone that wants to get in touch with me, I'm probably unfortunately, too easy to get a hold of my website is my main.com. As well as this context. I have a Twitter, if you follow me on Twitter, you can message me 1000 times.
Or you can send me a message on my on my online. My websites have a public Facebook, but I won't run. So all those people who messaged me on it, if I don't answer to it on the page. But if you want to know anything, please include me and I'll try to get it to the best I can. But I haven't acknowledged
the question. It's not about download, because I don't have any knowledge. The only thing I know is that I was once lost. And now I'm going to try to share that with you. And that's that's all I can do. So please go and try to share this message with someone. And again, I'll ask you, I'm not going to stay around for too long because I have a father in it. And he came all the way down from from New Jersey.
But please come up to that table of DVDs. Because if not then I was just curious. Someone was driving around Ron's integrity. So he's coming in and sharing the message.
Thank you very much. So why didn't come along.