Exposing the fallacy of all Islamic arguments against the Son of God
1. To begin with, they argue that Bible is inconsistent whereas Quran is consistent!
Answer: Consistent or inconsistent with what? A thousand lies, never mind how consistent with one another, does not make the Truth. Unless something is consistent with the infallible and proven Word of God that was since the very beginning, i.e. even before time began, none can boast of consistency. All works and writings of unfaithful men are inconsistent with the Word of God and therefore proven false if only one would care to shed one’s scales of pride and see. Be it the man-compiled Bible which basically seeks to obliterate the Word of God in it or the lone-man-scripted Quran or whatever else the corrupt man has gone about producing since the beginning of time!
This is the reason the Son of God came in to this world, just as it was prophesied even before the creation of man that He would, that He may expose all the lies and counter lies of men. And this is also the reason why He remonstrated men, who came to Him referring to some man-made law or tradition, by the reminder: ‘It was not so in the beginning..’
Only His WORDS have been consistent with the WORDS God the Father spoke since the beginning, which was faithfully transcribed by only a handful of His servants as and when they were revealed to them. And only His righteousness, the SURPASSING righteousness of God, far, far superior than even the best of men could ever hope to showcase, above which there is no law. Thus He had ABSOLUTELY distinguished Himself and exposed all pretentious and presumptuous men whose fruits are nothing but evil words and evil deeds. What is more? Since His ascension, after having poured out the promised Holy Spirit, He continues to remind, teach and reveal the same Word of God that was and is and forever shall be.
Therefore, in perfect accordance to His infallible promise, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”, we see that in spite of the corruption attempted by unfaithful men with their vainglorious compilation of the Bible, the Word of God remains intact and readily available in it.
If you seek consistency then turn to the Holy Spirit who will guide you and teach you all truth just as it was promised. You will then be able to discern the works of men and the Work of God. You will then be able to eliminate from the Bible all that ‘the unfaithful men’ added to and deleted from the Word of God in their vain attempt to falsify it. Then, and only then, you shall be left with nothing but the absolute TRUTH, THE INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD ALONE, IRREFUTABLY CONSISTENT AT ALL TIMES.
2. They argue against the triune identity of God!
Answer: This, in spite of the fact that they claim to possess the Word of God! For the Word of God begins with the introduction and revelation of the triune God thus: “In the beginning God… yes, beginning with the very presence of God, and His Word which created all things, concluding with the description of the Spirit Who hovered over.”
To those who fail to understand still, it means God is Spirit and has no physical form, and that God is Father by virtue of being the Creator and the Provider, and He sent forth His Word to do so (which, by the way, is the prophetic allusion to the sending forth of His Son – the Fleshly manifestation of His Word to likewise Re-Create and Redeem the ‘soon-to-be’ fully corrupted world by the fall of man since it had already begun by the fall of Satan). This is the Oneness and Triune characteristic of God.
Lastly, understand that denying His Trinity only amounts to denying one’s own trinity – the trinity image and likeness of God by which man, i.e. both male and female, were created. This is the trinity that sets apart mankind from all other creations God created, which is even now identifiable even though in its fallen and warped state – the perishable physical self, the temporal spirit of life and the imperishable and the real self , in other words called the body, the spirit of life and the soul respectively.
3. They argue as to why would God need to be looked after, for according to them since God was born to Mary, she was bound to have looked after Him and raised Him up!
Answer: Where does it state that Mary, or for that matter even Joseph, looked after Jesus? Right from the beginning, even before the blessed conception, God was in charge. It was He who provided for and cared for Mary. It was He who told Joseph to marry her. It was He who led them through safe passages. It was He who provided her a place to deliver the Son when there was none available. It was He who reassured and proved to her how truly blessed and untarnished the holy Birth is despite it happening in a very unsterile atmosphere. It was He who resettled them in Nazareth. It was He who continued to correct, teach, lead and provide for Mary throughout, until the very end i.e. even at the foot of the cross, long after Joseph was no longer in the picture and all her children of the flesh had turned against Him.
Lastly, if only one would understand what His Word meant when He said, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.”! Truly, what could be more blessed than to participate in the holy will of the Most High God and what could be more humbling?! As for Mary, she understood it and submitted to it as His bond-servant. And her voice broke out in songs of praises to her Lord and Savior. For that is what He truly is to her at all times – her Lord and Savior, the only One worthy of all honor, praise and worship.
4. They argue by their superiority as a race by virtue of having been born of circumcised men!
Answer: How strange that they should call themselves circumcised, yet remain unfaithful to God and their fellow man! How they flaunt their misdeeds and their many women! And how the inconsistencies continue to show! For, to their shame and folly, just as the Israelites even though they obey failed, and just as the Christians even though they disobey and so naturally fail, they have also failed to understand the true implication of God’s ETERNAL COVENANT OF CIRCUMCISION.
For this covenant was given to teach man ‘FAITHFULNESS’ – i.e. faithfulness to God and faithfulness toward one’s fellow man (which should definitely show forth towards one’s wife or one’s betrothed). I hope it brings to their recall how the legacy of unfaithfulness was passed down by the first father who boasted in his superiority and gloried in himself rather than in God and failed to faithfully pass on the commandment to his counterpart, the female, and at the first opportunity disobeyed it himself.
Note how the Spirit of God has CONSISTENTLY testified against the unfaithfulness of the fathers, beginning with the first father. Refer Hos 6:7, Isa 43:27, Deut 32:18, Ezek 2:3, Zech 1:2, Mal 3:7, Ps 78:57, Isa 29:13, Jer 3:14-15, Matt 15:7-9 etc. etc.
Remember, the eternal covenant of circumcision was given to Abraham at a time when, like all men before him, he had also failed to be faithful. Even after the covenant was given and outwardly he had obeyed it fully, he continued to remain unfaithful. Hence the consequence, the severe hostility and strife, unleashed by the fruit of his first act of unfaithfulness toward the promise of God remains increasingly and more than ever manifested to this day and will only continue to do so till the end.
But for the eternal promise of God, the whole lot of his so-called descendants would have been utterly wiped out long ago as have many known nations and great civilizations of mankind in the past.
For, just as He promised, God shall yet raise a remnant out of them who will belong with His holy people, His treasured possession, His choice inheritance. The only difference being that though they were called to be the ‘firstborn’ of His people, they will only be ranked third or the last of His people (Isa 19:24). And, once again all mankind will witness the fulfillment of His infallible Word, “Many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
Lastly, i.e. if one is able to humble oneself sufficiently, let one understand that God’s people are not children born of the perishable flesh which means of the seed of the fallen man, but children born of the Holy Spirit. They have not been revealed yet, but shall only be revealed at the First Resurrection – the resurrection of the righteous. This is what the Son of God by His First Coming in the Flesh, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and not of the seed of a fallen man demonstrated and taught. And this is what the Father proclaimed when He declared Salvation through the Offspring of the woman way back in Gen 3:15. Note the consistency.
True revival of the dying man can only begin with his spiritual revival and not by any acts of his flesh. For he first died spiritually. Death of the flesh had come much later. As such, circumcision or no circumcision of the flesh, as long as one’s soul remains dead spiritually, one can have no hope. All one’s boastings are in vain.
5. They do not argue but nevertheless only appear to concur on the coming Judgment of God!
Answer: Why the usage of the word ‘appear’, one might wonder. Because even though they appear to concur in word, in practice they do not wait for it. They have taken it upon themselves to carry it out and carry it out the only way they know how. So much for their boasting of consistency!
This is why the Word of God testifies against the likes of them, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (Jn 8:44)
On the other hand, the Son of God, who alone is the Truth reiterates on what the Father has revealed since the very beginning. For eg., “I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment.”(Mal 2:16b). He teaches to forgive and wait for the Lord’s Day, the Appointed Day of His wrath. Just as He Himself exemplified and taught. For only God is able to destroy both body and soul. Therefore, be warned, the vengeance is still His, and He will carry it out at the Second Resurrection – the resurrection of the wicked!
6. They argue about the right attire for men and women!
Answer: Clearly, they are absolutely in the dark about the Spiritual word ‘nakedness’ attributed to mankind that existed even before their fall. Or else, if not anything else, they’d have understood why God placed them in Eden and not in Heaven.
The only attire that makes one eligible for Heaven, the Kingdom of God, also called the ‘Home of Righteousness’, is the Robe of Righteousness. This is why the Son reiterates, “Seek ye first His Kingdom and His Righteousness.” Perfectly in compliance with the Father, who teaches to, “Worship Him in the splendor of His Holiness.” Note how it has always been His Kingdom, His Righteousness and His Holiness – which is the Righteousness and Holiness that surpasses the law and the prophets, in other words that which was fully and truly lived and exemplified by the Son of God at His First Appearance as the Messiah. And this is why the Spirit testifies, “For the law was given through Moses; Grace and Truth came through Jesus.” (Jn 1:17)
Lastly, just as it has always been One God, One the Holy Spirit and One the Son – His eternal Word, the Spirit of Righteousness teaches that the Robe of Righteousness is also One – both for heavenly beings and for all mankind (Matt 22:30b, Rom 8:17b, 1 Jn 3:2 etc.).
Oh yes, for all mankind, whether male, female or eunuch, irrespective of race or nationality. Without it, God will once again and for the last time expose them in their shameful nakedness after which there shall be no hope for them.
7. They argue that if Jesus is God, how is that He does not know the date and time of His Second Coming!
Answer: If only they’d understood what He meant when He said, “I and the Father are One.” or “Know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” or “Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” or “He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent Him.” etc., and prayed thus to reinforce once again Their perfect Oneness, “That all of them may be One, Father, just as you are in Me and I am in You.”! Because then they would not have doubted. After all, it is the Son who is Coming!
Wicked and vainglorious men have thrown in the varied and confusing accounts of what exactly Jesus said in order to dissuade men from following Him so that they may, having already sampled the Goodness of God for having come as far as to seek His Word, instead depend on the likes of them who will pretend to know it all so as to be able to delude and plunder them. The only way one may arrive at the truth is by reading all accounts and discern with the help of the Holy Spirit. That is when Truth suddenly becomes larger than life.
And this is what it states, “Jesus said to them: ‘IT IS NOT FOR YOU TO KNOW THE TIMES OR DATES THE FATHER HAS SET BY HIS OWN AUTHORITY…’” (Acts 1:7) In other words, Jesus only goes on to state that MEN will not be revealed the date and the time, for obvious reasons of course. So, this now exposes all those liars out there who pretend to know the date or the time. Just as it will also expose all who will be caught unawares when it does finally happen!
For, to the believing, to those who receive His Word and heed it fully, He has revealed all the signs or events, to the very last detail, in their perfect sequential order, leading up to His Second and Glorious Coming so that they may watch for it and persevere faithfully.
Truly, what more does one need to know when it may be apparent to one and all by the fulfillment of all the events He had forewarned of, to understand how near the very end we have come?!
8. They argue with a ‘How can God die?’ (obviously hoping to strike at the very nerve-centre of the eternal Gospel)!
Answer: Who but God can enter death so that He may prove He is immortal and therefore truly God? And who but God has done it?
Instead of continuing with meaningless sacrifices, if only they’d understand the meaning of ‘the bread and wine’, Melchizedek the priest of God Most High brought to Abraham! Likewise, if only they’d understand how God taught Abraham once again, when he too had failed to understand, by substituting his son with the lamb that: The holy, pleasing and perfect sacrifice will be made not by the son of the mortal man but by the Son of God, since also known as the Lamb of God, whom God Himself will provide just as He had provided the substitute for his son at the time. For, only He has the authority to lay down His life and take it up again. The Word of God is consistent at all times, “No man can redeem the life of another.” Least of all, worthless lambs or goats!
9. They impress upon their people that it was their prophet who was prophesied about in Deut 18:18!
Answer: While they seek desperately to validate themselves, they can only impress upon their ignorant lot. For this is not even a contention worth considering based on the fact that Lev 27:29 has decreed God’s Judgment on such a one since of long, “NO PERSON DEVOTED TO DESTRUCTION MAY BE RANSOMED…”
It also explains why. Read Num 35:33, “Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.” Which means bloodshed will only beget bloodshed, and atonement can never be made for the land.
IF THIS IS THE CURSE THAT COMES UPON THE LAND DUE TO BLOODSHED, THEN HOW CAN THERE BE ANY HOPE FOR THE ONE WHO HAS MADE A MISSION OUT OF BLOODSHED?
Therefore, forget validating, even arguing about one on whom God’s verdict is already made known is nothing but a worthless exercise. However, today, if I have chosen to address it here, it is simply because I wish that Truth may not be denied to any who might seek it.
Right from the beginning, the Word of God has been consistent (but of course!) on the fact that He has not permitted a man to take the life of another (eg. Exo 20:13).
Yet, the tyranny of violence (Gen 6:11, “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.”) had entered the world through the very FIRST SON OF THE FALLEN MAN, who very like his father refused to heed God’s warning (Gen 4:7).
And, once again, when God gave mankind another fresh start, His Word reminded, “And for your lifeblood, I will surely demand an accounting. I WILL DEMAND AN ACCOUNTING FROM EVERY ANIMAL. AND FROM EACH MAN, TOO. I WILL DEMAND AN ACCOUNTING FOR THE LIFE OF HIS FELLOW MAN.” (Gen 9:5) But, to what avail?
Men just continued with their evil and violent ways and went on to mislead others into believing that they now had the divine sanction to do so! In other words, they not only continued with violence and bloodshed, but now they began to carry them out in the Name of God! And this even after God’s infallible Word had made it emphatically clear that NO PERSON DEVOTED TO DESTRUCTION MAY BE RANSOMED!
Yes, men have always disobeyed God. So much so that they have made a law unto themselves out of their disobediences. That is why, throughout the history of mankind, we see men pretending to take the place of God and carrying out their own ‘judgment’, personal vendetta more like, upon one another whether on the pretext of having been sanctioned by their courts or religions or tribes or castes or patriotic affiliations or familial interests or whatever.
Yet, God, true to His faithfulness, continued to warn men. He made examples of His unfaithful servants. Like, when He forbade David to build His temple because of the bloodshed he had carried out. And He repeatedly spoke through His faithful servants, His prophets, who are those very few who speak only that which is entrusted to them.
[This calls for a word of caution. Just as His Word teaches us, we may only recognize them by their fruits. The good fruits are divine or true prophesies. They will always concur and hence remain consistent with the Word that which the Father spoke since the very beginning, which the Son exemplified and reinstated and which the Spirit reminds of and teaches to date. Refer Jn 7:18, “He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the One Who sent him is a man of Truth.”]
A few other examples from scores available:
Prov 1:15-18, “My son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood……” The consequence of which is: “These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!”
Mal 2:16, “.. ‘I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,’ says the Lord Almighty.”
Hab 2:12, “Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by crime!”
Lastly, the very words of the Son, Matt 26:52, “For all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”
And to think how the world loves to blame and ridicule God for the relentless violence that is unleashed by man and is rampant throughout!
What is more? Instead of heeding His warnings, men now turn around and accuse God of threatening their ‘poor’ souls. This is man’s inherent rebellion for you!
Need I say more? No. But, having chosen to address the issue, let us turn to Deut 18:18, “I will raise up for them a Prophet LIKE YOU FROM AMONG THEIR brothers (no doubt, meaning from among the Israelites); I will put My Words in His mouth, and He will tell them EVERYTHING I command Him.”
Only those who are Spirit-led will understand what prophet Isaiah meant in Isa 8:18, “Here am I, and the children the Lord has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the Lord Almighty, Who dwells on Mount Zion.”
Because, the fact is that God appointed His servants from among mortal men to become His signs and symbols to COLLECTIVELY proclaim the fulsome nature of His Work awaiting their fulfillment in the Son of God, the promised Messiah. For egs., Moses to denote His Prophetic work, king Melchizedek to denote His Eternal Priesthood, Eliakim to denote His Perfect Stewardship etc.
And while we begin to understand it, we ought not to forget that these signs and symbols are mere mortals. Hence fallible, as most of them did end up proving, EVEN MOSES. Therefore each could be enabled and assigned with only a particular nature of God’s awesome Works SO AS TO COLLECTIVELY denote the fulsome nature of His Work as the coming Messiah or the Savior, prophesied about since the very beginning.
This is the reason, Jesus reminds that these are the scriptures that testify about Him (Jn 5:39).
In this case, when Deut 18:18 declared to Moses that God will raise up for them a Prophet like him from among their brothers, he (i.e. Moses, from among all the other prophets of Israel) had become the sign or the symbol for the coming Messiah Who will speak to them the very words of God and prophesy to them of things yet to come. Hence the word ‘EVERYTHING’, i.e. the Word that was, that is and that is to come. Besides also the fact that EVERYTHING He spoke was the Word of God only – which is something not even a servant of God can lay claim to! He will, as Moses represented even though he was only a mortal and yet was given the honor of knowing God face to Face and to display His awesome power and might (Deut 34:10-12), be the only True One (even though appearing in Flesh) to become the full revelation of God, Who will communicate with God Face to Face at all times and Whose words and works will be accompanied with such awesome signs and wonders, the likes of which men had never witnessed before.
Similarly, king Melchizedek became a sign for the Son of God as the High Priest of God (Ps 110:4) because of the Order of the eternal priesthood he symbolized by the offering of ‘bread and wine’ which we now know proclaimed His holy sacrifice as the Lamb of God.
In fact, from the very beginning this was the case. When God created man – both male and female – they became a sign and symbol of the One, in Whose image and likeness they were created, Who was to Come as the Savior of the world. Particularly, in the creation of the female, to denote how He will sleep the brief sleep of death to bring forth His people, His Eternal and Spiritual Bride.
And thus the list builds up. We have Abraham and Sarah who are a sign and symbol of Jesus Christ the Rock (Isa 51:1-2), out of whom are all His children (including themselves) carved and hewn. Thus, once again, God had re-established that He alone was their Father and their Mother (Matt 23:9, Deut 32:18, Isa 42:14, Isa 66:7-9). Next, we have David who became a sign to the Son of God as the eternal King and Shepherd of His people (Ezek 34:23-24, 1 Chron 17:10b-14).
As also the Persian king Cyrus for rebuilding God’s holy City and His holy Temple (Isa 44:28, 45:1, 45:13); to prophet Hosea who was instructed to receive a prostitute as his wife to symbolize how God will receive back His people when they return to Him even though they were unfaithful to Him (book of Hosea); to even a potter prophet Jeremiah was sent to (Jer 18:1-7), to learn from, in order that we may understand how God will re-mould us and make us anew even though like a marred pottery we are only fit to be cast aside etc. etc., for they are far too many to recount here.
Finally, the most important of all signs which far distinguishes His identity from any mortal man who may pretend to take His place, WHICH IS THE SIGN OF MARY:-
ISA 7:14, “THEREFORE THE LORD HIMSELF WILL GIVE YOU A SIGN: THE VIRGIN WILL BE WITH CHILD AND WILL GIVE BIRTH TO A SON.”
Now that God had from the very beginning been revealing to us by having appointed His people to be His signs and symbols so that we may unmistakably recognize the One in Whom all of them, without exception, is fulfilled and what remains will also be fulfilled in its appointed time, must we even allow ourselves to be tossed about like a boat in a stormy sea by all sorts of false claims and presumptions unfaithful men bring our way?
Because then it would mean that we have missed THE MOST IMPORTANT FACT OF THEM ALL that none of these mortal men by themselves could even fulfill to perfection what they merely symbolized – as fathers, prophets, shepherds, kings, judges, whatever. No mortal could, and none ever will. None whatsoever, as no man who is born of the seed of the fallen man who has the stamp of death upon him can. Ps 49:7-9, “No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him – the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough – that he should live on forever and not see decay.”
In conclusion, let us revert once again to Deuteronomy. Deut 18:20, to be precise. For it warns of God’s Judgment that will definitely come upon, “.. A PROPHET WHO PRESUMES TO SPEAK IN MY NAME ANYTHING I HAVE NOT COMMANDED HIM TO SAY, OR A PROPHET WHO SPEAKS IN THE NAME OF OTHER GODS.”
[P.s. I have, since writing this, come across a couple of other misinterpreted passages from the Word of God, employed to mislead the ignorant in their pathetic attempt to validate their false claims. Therefore, for your own sake, let me advise you to verify the same yourselves by reading the entire text yourselves. Because only then, i.e., after reading the entire text from the concerned passages in their contextual relevance and not just restricting yourselves to listening to a stray verse with neither the head nor the tail, will you be able to see for yourselves how they have been making utter fools of you!]
10. They argue that mere mortals cannot have personal relationship with God!
And yet they hope to go to Heaven! Pray, where is the consistency? Just three responses were enough to put Satan in his place (Matt 4:3-11). But not so with men! If God is long-suffering with men, it is because He created them to be like Him so that they may dwell with Him. Yet men would rather resist Him! Why? Unless they want to go the devil’s way and be damned!
Therefore, much as I would like to discontinue addressing this charade of phoney intellect, I shall not do so. Because, in keeping with His faithfulness, I would rather unravel the fatality of such ignorance. For, though difficult to understand, this is how His compassion moves His servants! And, this is the best I can offer by way of explanation:The hatred that threatens to consume me, The loathing too overwhelming for this fragile frame Could only be diffused by His compassion Surging within in overflowing measures To look past the liars, the impersonators and the boastful And seek those trusting souls, who are destroyed mercilessly.
And the Truth is very simple really. Either one confers with evil spirits or one confers with God or the Holy Spirit. Exactly as we see happening from the beginning, since man was created. The only difference being that at the time they knew to recognize the Voice of God instantly as they heard it.
You see, Cain’s fears were not unfounded which he expressed most despairingly (Gen 4:13-14) when he was banished farther away from the presence of God in consequence to the murder he had committed in spite of His warning. Because he knew Satan and most of his band of rebelling angels inhabited the earth and wandered about freely. (Some, as the Word testifies, are imprisoned in the depths to be released only at their appointed time and for their appointed purpose). And this is the reason, when he cries out to God to save him from them, God very symbolically puts a seal or mark on him to protect him from them (Gen 4:15).
But, sadly, the growing chasm between mankind and God, which only continued to increase with each generation as men strayed more and more away from Him, had taken its toll on them. Above all, it had dulled their Spiritual sensitivity to such an extent, that just as the Word testifies, “Though seeing, they do not perceive and though hearing they do not understand.”
And Yet, praise be to God for His mercies are new every morning, all hope is not lost.
Because, the good news is that even though our fallen and increasingly miserable state has dulled our sensitivity to His Voice, He continues to speak to us. Almost as if sharpening a blunt knife with repeated grinding against a stone wheel! Oh, yes, His Spirit continues to strive with the spirit of man! Whether waking or sleeping, working or idle, in conversation or silent, happy or sad, in company or alone. At all times. And as long as we have the living breath in us.
IF ONLY, MORTAL AS WE ARE, WE’D HEARKEN TO HIS VOICE WHILE WE MAY!
So, the choice whether to heed the evil spirits or the Spirit of God is entirely ours. But here comes the bad news. And the bad news is that where the evil spirits are concerned, these deceitful spirits take residence in men totally uninvited. As all mankind, inherently weakened as they are by their sinful state, fail to resist them. In other words, literally robbing us of our God-ordained right to choose!
This is why men are called houses of demons (eg. Matt 12:43-45). And this is why it is written, “Even a child is known by its actions whether its conduct is pure and right.” ( Prov 20:11). For it is also written, Prov 20:9, “Who can say, I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin?” Yes, to be sure, our fruits – our words and our deeds – give us away.
AND YET, THIS IS THE REASON GOD HAS NOT TAKEN AWAY OUR ABILITY TO CHOOSE. For, we may yet choose Him; we may yet cry out to Him; we may yet seek Him. And true to His Word, He will never fail us. “Seek and you shall find, ask and it shall be given unto you, knock and the door shall be opened to you,” is His infallible Promise.
If only we’d consciously choose to hearken to and heed His words we may oust these evil spirits away. And what is more? We may then invite the Spirit of God into our lives.
Because, just as He explains and warns in Matt 12:43-45, driving the evil spirits away and being thus cleansed is not enough. AS THESE EVIL SPIRITS WILL DEFINITELY SNEAK BACK INTO OUR LIVES IF WE FAIL TO INVITE THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN, INSTEAD.
You see, the Holy Spirit does not make a forced entry. He will not enter your life unless you let Him in. (So you see, only religious conversions are forced. Truth will only beckon and faithfully send forth Its Heavenly invitations.)
Rev 3:20, “Behold! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (eating together is the symbolic allusion to personal fellowship or personal relationship), and he with Me (clearly, if we fail to have a personal fellowship with Him here on earth, we cannot hope to have one with Him in His Kingdom).”
Likewise, Jn 14:23, “Jesus replied, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will obey My teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him.”
Lastly, here’s the INFALLIBLE PROMISE to those who have chosen to hearken to His Voice, Jn 14:17 states, “The Spirit of Truth – the world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, FOR HE LIVES WITH YOU AND WILL BE IN YOU.”
BEFORE I CONCLUDE, LET US ALSO FULLY UNDERSTAND WHY GOD SEEKS THAT WE ENTER INTO A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM? And this is the MOST IMPORTANT PART.
Because, on our own we cannot portray the perfect Oneness of the Triune God. Both within our individual selves as also with our brethren! For, we are just a warped trinity. As unlike Him, we are totally divided within our individual selves and with one another.
For example, note how Jesus testifies of us, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. THE SPIRIT IS WILLING BUT THE BODY IS WEAK.” (Matt 26:41).
Also refer Rom 7:21-25, in Paul’s own admission, “So I find this law at work. When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body; waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God – through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
Only the Spirit of God can enable us to return to our former glory and much, much more. Thanks to His revelation in Jesus Christ we can now grow into His perfect Image and His perfect Likeness. And, what’s more? Only the Spirit of God, Who is One (unlike the evil spirits who are many, far too many – hence the irreconcilable divisions visible all around), can unite us in His perfect Oneness.
In other words, allowing the Holy Spirit to live in us and work in us and transform us by the renewal of our minds, we begin to grow back into our lost and former glory that was in Eden, to be ultimately led to the unmatched glory of God and are made eligible and worthy to reside with Him in Heaven or His eternal Kingdom.
For, then shall our trinity of body, soul and spirit of life, having been trained by His Word, begin to function together as one. And only then shall we begin to obey the first and the greatest of all commandments, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength.” What is more?
Having been thus brought to perfect oneness within ourselves, we then proceed to enjoy the perfect oneness with one another. And then we realize how we are enabled to fulfill the next of His greatest commandments perfectly, both of which together sum up the law and the prophets: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Finally, it is in this Oneness, sealed with the stamp or mark of eternity, that we become His living testimonies and testify that indeed we are in Him and He in us (Jn 17:21-23). To be sure, “He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” (Matt 22:32b)
11. They argue, “If Jesus is God, why did He pray?”!
I’ll make it as brief as possible:
A. Because as the perfect and eternal High Priest, He has not only performed the Perfect Sacrifice on our behalf but also PERFORMS the Perfect Intercession on our behalf.
In fact, He is the Only One Who may do so. Why? Because, He is the only One to have risen from the dead, and the Only One Who is seated at the Right Hand of the Father to do so. Whereby, as it is written, He intercedes on behalf of His people continually. For all who already belong to Him and for all who will belong. Just as it is exemplified in the Gospel of John, chapter 17.
And because He intercedes on our behalf, we may confidently pray to Him. Refer Jn 14:13, “And I will do whatever you ask in My Name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.”
Note, this is why it is also blasphemous to pray in any other name.
B. Because, as in everything else, by praying He sets the Perfect Example for us. Just as He committed no sin, yet willingly received baptism to fulfill all righteousness.
He not only sets the perfect example as to how to pray according to the perfect will of God but also to pray AT ALL TIMES.
C. Lastly, to reveal the Perfect Oneness of the Triune God. Through His most exemplary and wonderful prayer life (both public and private as it extended through the watches of night) – unlike that of any man – He demonstrated the Perfect Oneness of the Triune God (eg.Jn 17:21-23).
He demonstrated how perfectly in communion They were at all times. Just as it was from the very beginning. For eg., preceding the creation of ‘man’, “LET US create man..”
Also, Jn 5:19-29, “Jesus gave them this answer, ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him ALL HE DOES……”
So that, on the cross when it appeared, having borne the sins of the world, that He was separated from the Father for the briefest period of time, it was His most-Awesome and Telling prayer (Matt 26:46*) which once again ascertained Their Eternal Oneness, for promptly after it we see Him committing His Spirit to the Father (Matt 26:50, Lk 23:46).
* For though sin separates one from God, it is a testament to His holiness that though bearing the sins of the world upon Himself, He remained untarnished and therefore totally Worthy to enter the Presence of the Father.
12. They argue, “Where does it say that Jesus said, ‘I am God, worship Me.’?
Oh, yes! This is the last straw, isn’t it? So, now they even go as far as to put words in God’s mouth!!!
After having read the answers to all the previous 11 questions, it shouldn’t be difficult to understand why God calls His people to be HIS WITNESSES amongst all nations. Witnesses of Him and His Chosen Servant, for that is just how the Son had humbled Himself to fulfill the purpose of the Father at His First Coming FOR THE REDEMPTION OF MANKIND.
Isa 43:10, “’You are My WITNESSES,’ declares the Lord, ‘and (of the Son) My Servant Whom I have chosen.’” Why? The verse continues, “So that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me no god was formed, NOR WILL THERE BE ONE AFTER ME.”
And, how? The answer is from God the Son Himself. Isa 43:11, “’I, EVEN I (the Son of course), AM THE LORD, AND APART FROM ME THERE IS NO SAVIOR. I HAVE REVEALED AND SAVED AND PROCLAIMED – I, and not some foreign god among you. You are My witnesses,’ declares the Lord, ‘THAT I AM GOD. Yes, and from ancient days I AM HE. No one can deliver out of My Hand. When I act, who can reverse it?’”
The fact that this servant is also one of His witnesses, yet again proves His infallible Word spoken some millennia away. Isa 43:21, “The people I formed for Myself that they may proclaim My praise.”
And, Isa 43:6, “I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth – everyone who is called by My Name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made.”
That is right! Just as Jesus tells those who refused to accept Him and instead demanded a sign, that no sign will be given them EXCEPT THE SIGN OF JONAH, no more signs will be given those who refuse to acknowledge Him EXCEPT THE SIGN OF HIS PEOPLE WHO ARE HIS WITNESSES (eg. Rev 11:3) – the fulfillment of his word since of old!
For, if you don’t know, this is what the Son as the chosen Servant of God said, Jn 8:50, “I am not seeking glory for Myself; BUT THERE IS ONE WHO SEEKS IT, and He is the Judge.”
This is why He has declared, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise Him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone WHO LISTENS TO THE FATHER and learns from Him comes to Me.” (Jn 6:44-45).
So there! If you are not led by the Father and if you haven’t been taught by Him, there is nothing more to be said, is there?
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&P.S. As for the fixation on number seven noticed the world over and not just in the lyrical composition of their ‘scriptural’ writing (an argument they go by supposedly to suggest its divinity), it is nothing but a testament to man’s disregardful misinterpretation and violation in general (Rom 1:18-20) of what was pre-ordained of God by His creation of time. God created time and introduced it in the pattern of seven days – six in which He created all things concluding with the seventh day of Sabbath-rest of God. Because, as in the creation work of God, seventy stages of “seven” (Dan 9:24) will transpire, each concluding with a Sabbath-rest, before the eternal Kingdom of God – the eternal Sabbath-rest of God – is established for God and His people in the regenerated world – the New Heaven and Earth. For instance, one such stage is His ‘work of redemption’ where the Lamb of God offered Himself as the Holy and Perfect Sacrifice, concluding it with His Sabbath-rest the next day to rise again (just as was promised) on the third day, the day after Sabbath. Also, this is the reason Jesus in His reply to Peter concerning the number of times he ought to forgive his brother said “seventy times ‘seven’” – meaning until the end of Time – after which as we know God will Himself avenge our enemies. While at it, let it also be known that it is a fact that we have come to the near-end of the sixty-ninth ‘seven’ which will (as prophesied) soon herald in the reign of the last of the anti-Messiahs, the ultimate man of lawlessness! And as it is written in the following verses of Dan 9, the ‘Anointed One’ will be cut off (for God will briefly but completely hand the world over to him), meaning all teaching and preaching of the Word will cease, in fact the Word of God itself will cease to be found (Amos 8:11-12). Instead the whole world (except His faithful few at the cost of their very lives) will worship the anti-Messiah, for he will delude them with counterfeit signs and wonders and speak blasphemies against the Lord. This deep and impenetrable spiritual darkness of his time will then plunge the world into absolute literal darkness as well. Those days of distress will be unlike any the world has ever witnessed since its creation – and will never see ever again (Mk 13:19). It is at this time, in the deep midnight of the sheer darkness that engulfs the world, that the Son of God will come in all His splendor and glory and light up the world, when indeed all will see Him and recognize Him. Then even though they will bow down and confess He is God, sadly, it will be too late for them having been already exposed in their cursed, relentless and blatant idolatry.