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Who Is That Prophet?
Part 1: Eliminating the Fraud
“And this is
the witness of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from
Jerusalem to ask him, Who are
you? And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, I am not the Christ.
And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he says, I am not.
Are you that prophet? And he answered, No”
(John 1:19-21 MKJV).
It is claimed by followers of Muhammad that he is the prophet prophesied
“I will raise them up a prophet from among their brothers, one
like you, and will put My words in his mouth. And he shall speak to them
all that I shall command him. And it shall happen, whatever man will
not listen to My Words which he shall speak in My Name, I will require
it of him” (Deuteronomy 18:18-19).
The inheritance was not passed
It is clear that Muhammad could not possibly be the prophet of whom
Moses spoke, for several reasons.
1) Muhammad was not from among the brethren of Israel.
The inheritance of Abraham went to his son, Isaac, and through Isaac
to Jacob (Israel). The inheritance was not passed through Ishmael, who
is alleged to be Muhammad’s ancestor. Abraham inquired of God on
His decision in the matter of Ishmael, and God told him:
“And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed
him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He
shall father twelve chiefs, and I will make him a great nation. But
I will establish My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at
this set time in the next year” (Genesis 17:20-21 MKJV).
Here is another important point to be made while comparing Ishmael and
Isaac. Ishmael was born as a result of Abraham and Sarah’s effort
to have the son God had promised them. Sarah was too old to have children
and reasoned in terms possible only for men. Consequently, they tried
to help God keep His promise to them by giving Abraham Hagar, Sarah’s
handmaid, that they might have a son by her. But God does not need man’s
help. Indeed, man’s help is useless because God works in the impossible
realm - impossible for men, that is, but not for Him.
In due time, God did give them the promised son by Sarah, though she
was well past child-bearing age; it was a miraculous birth, to God’s
glory. The fact that it is Sarah’s seed is just as important as
that it was Abraham’s seed. God’s promise was not only to
Abraham, but also to Sarah. While Isaac’s birth was miraculous,
Ishmael’s was normal, as with almost every other man. Isaac alone,
therefore, was the “son of promise” to Abraham and Sarah.
things contrary to the Law of Moses by his own authority.
It is written:
“Nor are all of Abraham’s descendants the children of God.
God said to Abraham, ‘It is through Isaac that you will have the
descendants I promised you’” (Romans 9:7 GNB).
This was confirmed by Peter, the apostle of God, when he spoke to the
Jews in Jerusalem after receiving the Spirit of God:
“You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God
made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your Seed shall
all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.’ Having raised up His
son Jesus, God sent Him to you first, to bless you in turning every one
of you away from his iniquities” (Acts 3:25-26 MKJV).
Muhammad was not of the proper lineage, neither by blood nor by faith,
the latter because he did not believe in the God of Abraham and Moses,
Jesus Christ, and tried to abrogate His covenant with the Jews. Muhammad
taught things contrary to the Law of Moses, by his own authority. For
example, he annulled the Sabbath day, one of the Ten Commandments, which
is impossible to do because God Himself sanctified the seventh day and
gave it to men as a blessing.
Muhammad also claimed that his alleged forbearer, Ishmael, was a prophet,
which is not true.
[19.54] And mention Ismail in the Book; surely he was truthful in (his)
promise, and he was an apostle, a prophet.
Muhammad claimed to be God’s prophet. Here is what God
has to say about his changing the Law of God and adding to His words,
“But the prophet who shall presume to speak a word in My Name
which I have not commanded him to speak or who shall speak in the name
of other gods, even that prophet shall die” (Deuteronomy 18:20
He produced no signs and wonders
that proved God was with him.
Did not Muhammad die before his time from sickness? But Moses died in
fulness of age without his eyesight or strength deteriorated, and without
suffering. Muhammad was a false prophet who tried to change the Law of
God and died as a sinner, whereas the prophet like unto Moses will magnify
the Law and will not die from disease or an ignominious death.
2) Muhammad did no signs and miracles, while
Moses did many. This criterion for the prophet to come is emphasized in the
last statement in the five
books of Moses:
“And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses,
whom the LORD knew face to face, in all the signs and the wonders, which
the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his
servants, and to all his land, and in all that mighty hand, and in all
the great terror which Moses showed in the sight of all Israel” (Deuteronomy
Muhammad produced none of the signs and wonders that proved God was
with him, unlike Moses whose words were backed up by God with miraculous
happenings. By these signs God demonstrated that He had sent Moses and
Aaron to speak to Pharaoh and to lead the children of Israel.
For example, when Korah and other rebels gathered against Moses and
Aaron and would not repent of their wicked complaints and rebellion,
“If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited
after the visitation of all men; then the LORD has not sent me. But if
the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow
them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into
the pit; then you shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD” (Numbers
This happened in accordance with the words of Moses’ prophecy
of that prophet to come:
“And it shall happen, whatever man will not listen to My Words
which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of him” (Deuteronomy
If anyone did not listen to Muhammad’s words, he, and not God,
required it of that person by the force of his band of thugs and thieves
if necessary. Muhammad, and not God, terrorized the people, just as other
tyrants and murderers have done throughout history, though none so brazen
in claiming to be the last prophet of God.
3) Muhammad allegedly heard from the angel
Gabriel, and by his own admission, did not claim to speak face to face
with God as Moses had (“whom
the LORD knew face to face”). Not only did Muhammad not know God
face to face, but the angel he thought he heard from was actually a devil.
You can know and be certain this is true because angels of God do not
attack people as Muhammad described he was attacked by the entity he
encountered. This is all assuming Muhammad experienced anything, as he
claimed. For all we know, he simply came up with a tall tale. There is
no second witness, as God requires by Law and principle for our safety,
to establish Muhammad’s story of having been visited. We are asked
to take Muhammad’s word for it over God’s. And we all know,
by the Koran’s record, how much his word was worth when it was
to his advantage to break it. There are also those who know how good
is God’s Word, and we are among them.
The messengers of God do not
torment those to whom they are sent.
If we assume that Muhammad did indeed experience something, the violence
of his encounter with “Gabriel” made him consider it to be
an indication or confirmation that he was demon-possessed. True prophets,
however, never come away from an encounter with an angel of God thinking
they are possessed. Not once will you find this in Scripture because
the messengers of God do not torment those to whom they are sent, and
God’s angels are not sent to commune with the demon-possessed.
No one needs to convince a prophet of God that they met an angel, as
Muhammad’s wife’s cousin had to convince and reassure Muhammad.
There is clarity, not confusion and dependence on human rationale or
imagination. This is another sure indication that what happened to Muhammad
was not of God.
4) Surer yet are the fruits of Muhammad’s “prophetic” office. His campaign of subjugation, as recorded in his “inspired” Koranic
testimony, is nothing less than tyranny through Law-breaking murders
and thefts. It is not only a matter that Muhammad was not the prophet
of whom Moses spoke, but by his actions it was demonstrated that he had
nothing to do with God whatsoever and was an agent of Satan. He was a
lustful son of destruction. Muhammad took many wives and enriched himself
by his plunders, according to the records of his own followers. Moses
did not take wives or plunder. How very different!
There are solid reasons why
Muhammad could not be that prophet.
As some Muslims will point out, the Jews had the expectation that the
prophet spoken of by Moses was someone different than the Christ:
“And this is the witness of John when the Jews sent priests and
Levites from Jerusalem to him with the question, Who are you? He said
quite openly and straightforwardly, I am not the Christ. And they said
to him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you the
prophet? And his answer was, I am not” (John 1:19-21 BBE).
This does not mean, of course, that because Jesus was not that prophet,
Muhammad must have been. Besides the fact that this is irrational, there
are solid reasons why Muhammad could not be that prophet over and above
what I have already listed.
5) Muhammad did not come pronouncing the only
Name given to men whereby they must be saved, which is Jesus Christ
and not Allah. Jesus Christ
proved that He was God by overcoming death, which Muhammad denies ever
happened. It is written in the Koran that Jesus did not die and was not
resurrected. But when Peter tried to spare Christ the death of the cross,
by which Jesus would overcome death for all men, the Lord said this to
“Go behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you do not
think of the things of God, but the things of men” (Matthew 16:23
Muhammad, by declaring that Christ was not crucified and raised from
the dead, proclaimed the message of Satan, which denies mankind the forgiveness
of sins by the blood of Christ and the union with God through His resurrection
Muhammad demoted Christ to
the status of a prophet below himself.
6) When the prophet
like Moses comes, it will be at the return of Christ to restore all
things, as prophesied by
Peter on the day the disciples
received the Spirit of Christ (Pentecost):
“Therefore repent and convert so that your sins may be blotted
out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the
Lord. And He shall send Jesus Christ, Who before was proclaimed to you,
Whom Heaven truly needs to receive until the times of restoration
of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since
the world began. For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The Lord
your God shall raise up a prophet to you from your brothers, one like
me. You shall hear him in all things, whatever he may say to you. And
it shall be that every soul who will not hear that prophet shall be destroyed
from among the people” (Acts 3:19-23 MKJV).
According to these words, the prophet like unto Moses comes when Christ
returns to rule on earth and completes the restoration of all things.
This obviously did not happen in Muhammad’s day. As pointed out,
Muhammad did not preach Christ, and neither did peace or reconciliation
follow, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Muhammad brought strife and confusion
because he demoted Christ, if such were possible, from Lord of all to
the status of a prophet below himself. In other words, Muhammad made
himself greater than God; he was antiChrist.
Muhammad also did not reconcile the children of Israel with their God,
as Moses did, but persecuted and killed them when they rejected him.
On more than one occasion when God said He would destroy Israel for their
idolatry and unbelief, Moses sought clemency and prayed for them. How
different from the egomaniac Muhammad, who persecuted those who were
more righteous than he, and slaughtered those who differed with him!
Islam has been
raised up for the judgment of wicked doing.
This is the legacy Muhammad left his followers, who to this very day
hate and seek to destroy the newly raised nation of Israel, which offers
more rights and privileges to Muslim citizens than their own Muslim nations
do! How can anyone seriously consider Muhammad to be the prophet like
unto Moses? How could anyone be more unlike Moses?
Muhammad did not cause men to turn their swords into plowshares, but
the other way around, which is according to the Word of the Lord through
“Get your plough-blades hammered into swords, and your vine-knives
into spears: let the feeble say, I am strong. Come quickly, all
you nations round about, and get yourselves together there: make your strong ones
come down, O Lord. Let the nations be awake, and come to the valley of
Jehoshaphat: for there I will be seated as Judge of all the nations
round about. Put in the blade, for the grain is ready: come, get you down,
for the wine-crusher is full, the vessels are overflowing; for
great is their evil-doing” (Joel 3:10-13 BBE).
Has not Islam raised a ruckus among the nations, seeking conquest by
war from its beginning? Islam has been raised up for the judgment of
wicked doing, an unrighteous instrument that will perish from the earth
when God is finished His righteous work. This is according to His Word,
which Muhammad and a billion Muslims cannot change:
“Egypt shall be a ruin, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness,
from violence done to the sons of Judah, whose innocent blood they poured
out in their land. But Judah will dwell forever, and Jerusalem to generation
and generation” (Joel 3:19-20 MKJV).
Let us make this perfectly clear: We are not saying that Jesus was “that
prophet”; He was not. There were three mentioned by John: the Christ,
Elijah, and that prophet (like unto Moses). All are different. If Jesus
was the Christ, then, plainly, He was not the prophet; neither was He
Elijah, whom He said came by John the Baptist. Neither would Elijah be
that prophet. We have proven that Muhammad was not that prophet. Therefore
it remains that the true identity of that prophet has been hidden until
his appearing in the day of the Lord and His coming to reconcile all
things. That day is now here.
Jesus was something
Much More than a prophet, which Muslims deny.
A note from Victor:
Is it not remarkable that, on the one hand, when the Bible is preached
or cited to Muslims, they declare It untrustworthy because allegedly
tampered with and corrupted, while, on the other hand, they quote the
Bible as a credible and authoritative source wherever it pleases them?
This is classical hypocrisy and a contemptible disregard for Truth, of
which they are invariably guilty.
Taking the Koran’s word over the Bible’s, Muslims say that
Jesus is a mere prophet, but if that were so, they lose strength in their
argument for Muhammad as that prophet spoken of by Moses because Jesus
would then be the credible candidate. His credentials completely outweigh
those of Muhammad in comparison to Moses. One, both Jesus and Moses were
from among their brethren, the Israelites; two, both performed miracles;
three, both were sent of God; four, what they spoke was required of those
to whom they were sent; five, both honored the other; and six, both were
in full agreement in every way.
Muhammad met none of these qualifications, not in the least, as Paul
has ably pointed out with the facts and truth.
Muslims argue that Jesus could not have been that prophet prophesied
by Moses because the Scriptures (which they say are unreliable) show
that the Christ and that prophet are two different persons. They use
common sense and plain language to argue against those who believe that
Jesus was that prophet. But if Jesus was not that prophet because He
was the Christ, then plainly He was not only a prophet but something
Much More, which Muslims deny.
In their darkness and delusion, Muslims argue not to bring forth and
establish truth but to uphold and to defend the ungodly, untenable positions
of their religion, which is in full contradiction to the Bible and Its