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Chapter II

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Refuting The Quadiani Pretender, The Enemy Of Jesus And Mary, And Islam

THE DEADS WERE RAISED.

The Quran informed us: "I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead. By God's leave." (S. 3/49).

Thousands of men were healed by Jesus. Christ himself attended those who could not come. The blind hearted Jews still called him a magician. Few said we would acknowledge you, if you quicken the dead.

Abdullah bin Abbas said, Christ raised four deads. One is Azur. He was sincere to Christ. When his condition got worse, his sister informed Jesus. But Azur was on three days journey. By the time Christ reached to his place, he had died three days before. Chirst requrested his sister to take him to his grave. Christ prayed to God and by His leave he came out of his grave. He lived long and had children.

A funeral was passing before Christ. He was told that the deceased was the son of an old woman. He prayed to God and by His leave he was quickened, and climbed down from the shoulders of his carriers. He also lived and had children.

A girl of ten years had died in the evening. God raised her on the prayer of Jesus. She also lived and had a child.

Few said only. such were quickened who had died recently. They might have suffered apoplexy. They asked him to raise Sam son of Noah. He had died four thousand years before Jesus. Christ told them to take him to his grave. Christ prayed God earnestly. The grave split open and Sam bin Noah came out. His hair were gray. Christ asked him, "How your hair became white, you didn't grow old in your times." (God had revealed Jesus that fact) He replied, "0 Spirit from God!, when you called me I heard a voice ordering me to answer your call. I thought the Doomsday has been established. The mere thought of the Supreme Horror of the Doomsday turned my hair gray." Christ asked him to inform the agonies of death. He answered, "I still feel its affliction in my throat." (although he had died four thousand years before). Sam bin Noah then addressed the large gathering with Christ," You believe in him. He is the prophet of God. Christ told him that he would die again. He said, "I want to die without the agonies of death." He died at the same time. With all that miraculous grace. God the Unique through his prophet, cured the lepers, the born blind, put life in the clay birds, and quickened the dead. All the rationalists of Christ's time were confounded and bewildered looking to the happening of the events unbound by cause and reason.

THE CHRISTAN FATHERS PREACH AGAINST THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS TRINITY

Looking the amazing miracles of Jesus many persons believed in his prophethood. Among them few were the Jews. But most of the Jews were flagrant in their enmity against Jesus. Those who had embraced faith on him, got divided into many factions. Long after the ascent of Jesus, the dogma of his Godhood was coined. The Quran mentions:

"They do disbelieve who say: God is Christ the son of Mary. Christ (himself) said: 0 Children of Israel! Worship God,

my Lord and your Lord. Whoever joins other gods with God, for him God hath forbidden Paradise. His abode is the Fire."

They do disbelieve who say God is one of three in a trinity: for there is no God except the one God." (5/72, 73)

Quite against the teachings of Jesus Christ*1 the Christian fathers made their folk to believe that there are three divine persons in Godhead, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. The Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 22, p. 241, 1972 edition states: "Trinity, the doctrine of God taught by orthodox Christianity (not by Jesus). It asserts that God is one in essence but three in person," God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit, God is Infinite, and if He is one in essence, the Infinite cannot come into a finite body. For details please see lslam repudiates deification" in part I of this book. Few said, the Father, the Son, and the Virgin Mary are the three persons in Godhead.*2 What is the individual status of these persons in Godhead.

Quite against the teachings of Jesus Christ*1 the Christian fathers made their folk to believe that there are three divine persons in Godhead, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. The Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 22, p. 241, 1972 edition states: "Trinity, the doctrine of God taught by orthodox Christianity (not by Jesus). It asserts that God is one in essence but three in person," God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit, God is Infinite, and if He is one in essence, the Infinite cannot come into a finite body. For details please see lslam repudiates deification" in part I of this book. Few said, the Father, the Son, and the Virgin Mary are the three persons in Godhead.*2 What is the individual status of these persons in Godhead.

and how are three related to each other, a great difference of opinion is found on it. One sect holds that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost are individually the same as they are in Godhead. Another sect holds that all these three Divine persons are individually not the same as they are in Godhead. See St: Thomas Aquinas Basic Writings of: p. 327, V. I. The Athanasian Creed states:

"The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet there are not three Gods, but one God.... For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every person by himself to be God, and Lord, so are we forbidden by the Catholic religion to say there be three Gods, or three Lords."

According to Roman Catholic church, the Father the Son, and the Holy Ghost make a triune God, these are three inseparable. These are not three Gods but One God. They also held that the Holy Ghost is an equal partner in the Godhead.

This conviction is repugnant to reason. If there are three persons, and every one of them is God, in that case there are three Gods and not one, or if these three persons are infinite, there are three distinct infinite Gods. As infinite is indivisible and inseparable, therefore. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost are three Gods. If we consider them finite, three finite cannot make one infinite. And God can never be finite, as He is Everlasting Unique, indivisible and without a co-partner. I have fully discussed and proved that Christ could not be God under the heading 'Islam Repudiates Deification' in part I of this book.

Three hundred years after Jesus, the dogma of 'Trinity' was fabricated. The four canonical Gospels written between 70 and 115 Christian Era, do not contain any reference to Trinity. Even the Christian church acknowledges;

"It is difficult, in the second half of the 20th century to offer a clear, objective, and straight-forward account of the revelation, doctrinal evolution, and theological elaboration of the mystery of the Trinity. Trinitarian discussion, Roman Catholic as well as other' presents a some what unsteady silhouette....that one should not speak of Trinitarian-ism in the New Testament without serious qualification....when one does speak of an unqualified Trinitarian-ism, one has moved from the period of Christian origin to, say, the last quadrant of the 4th century. It was only then that what might be called the definitive Trinitarian dogma 'one God in three persons' became thoroughly assimilated into Christian life and thought." (The New Catholic Encyclopaedia (1967), art. "The Holy Trinity", Volume 14,p. 295)

Rev. J.F. De Groot writes in his book, "Catholic Teaching", p. 101. "The Most Holy Trinity is a mystery in the strictest sense of the word. For reason alone cannot prove the existence of the Triune God, Revelation teaches it. And even after the existence of the mystery has been revealed to us, it remains impossible for the human intellect to grasp how the three persons have but on Divine Nature."

When the Christian church failed to convince their people the existence of three Gods in one, they attempted to side track their failing arguments by naming the Holy Trinity as a revelation. The word 'revelation' in Islam has very restricted sense. It means what is revealed by God to His prophet, and the verbatim of it is preserved to a letter, or it is called a Divine or Supernatural communication from God to His prophet which is preserved from word to word, or it is a Divine Inspiration which is inspired by God "the Unique in the heart of His prophet and preserved with its original text. And among the Muslims that is only the Holy Quran. Now if we test the Trinity on the above touchstone we find: a) The verbatim of any of Jesus' utterances is not preserved; b) that he never uttered a word on Triune God; c) that Synoptic Gospels though not revelation in the literal sense fail to make any reference to the dogma of Trinity; d) even St: Paul did never talk of Trinity; e) and the Gospel of St; John did not preach the worship of Triune God. Then obviously it is invented by the Christian Fathers, as acknowledged by the New Catholic Encyclopaedia, in the last quadrant of the 4th century. It is therefore, evident that the Christian fathers preached the worship of Trinity against the teachings of Jesus Christ and against their own so called Holy Books, and named it revelation. Therefore, Christianity is not the religion of Jesus but it is the religion coined by the patriarchs, monks and the Christian fathers.

JESUS PREACHED MONOTHEISM AND NOT TRINITY

I have already cited references from canonical Gospels in part I of this book, under the heading "Deification and Christianity", that Jesus preached monotheism. However, the Christian fathers infer Godhood for Jesus from few of his sayings wherein he called the Creator as his Father. But in those days the term father was used to show a very high regard and the word son was used to show the utter most obedience. It is an undeniable fact because Christ did not restrict the use of words 'Father and son for himself but he included the common people:

"Tell them that I am now ascending to my Father and your Father, my God and your God," (John 20,1?) o

"Love your enemies and pray for your persecutors; only so can you be children of your heavenly Father," (Matthew 5,44 to 45)

"How blest are the peace makers; God shall call them his sons. (Matthew 5, 9)

Jesus called himself as son of man on sixty places in the New Testament, i.e. to say that he was a man and born with manhood, to call him God the Son is against their own written canonical Gospels and therefore, it is a concoction as evident from the above citations.

CHRIST'S APOSTLES AND TRINITY

Nowhere the dogma of Trinity is found in the 'Acts of Apostles'. In the four Gospels on whose factual position I will discuss later the word, master, rabbi, or lord used for Jesus did not mean anything else except to show him a teacher or guide. Jesus said:

"But you must not be called "rabbi"; for you have one Rabbi, and you are all brothers. Do not call any man on earth "father"; for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor must you be called "teacher"; you have one Teacher, the Messiah." (Matthew 23, 8 to 10).

The above text shows that the apostles (the companions of Jesus) called Jesus rabbi or lord meaning him a teacher. And Christ's saying: your 'Father' is one who is in heaven, repudiates the dogma of Triune God. Had their been any idea of Triune God to Jesus he would not have failed to preach it, particularly when the dogma of Triune God is the very basis of faith in the present day Christian religion. The foremost mission with which a prophet is sent is to preach the faith fearlessly, there was no reason why Jesus would fail, or forget to preach the Godhood of the Holy Ghost, or of himself. Nobody could dream of saying that prophet failed in preaching the truth, if so he was not a prophet. The very silence of the Synoptic Gospels in mentioning this dogma is the proof of its concoction. Peter is a famous apostle. He said:

"Men of Israel, listen to me: I speak of Jesus of Nazareth, a man singled out by God and made known to you through miracles, portents, and signs, which God worked among you through him, as you well know." (Acts 2, 22)

Peter in his above address told every body that Jesus was a man and the miracles were not his acts, but they were shown by God through him.That is what the Holy Quran asserted which I have already discussed in the 'Miracles of Jesus', and this is the correct belief on miracles. Another place Peter quoted:

"The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has given the highest honour to his servant Jesus." (Acts 3, 13).

These texts clear that the apostles of Jesus had faith on him as a man, a prophet, and a servant of God. The first man who deified Jesus was Paul. I have mentioned him in part I of this book. But he too did not present the dogma of Triune God.

WHEN THE DOGMA OF TRINITY WAS COINED

The Trinity is the most fundamental belief of the modern Christianity. And any one who does not profess the dogma of Triune God is infidel according to Christian fathers. All the four Gospels are silent on the dogma of Trinity.

Paul deified Christ and said that he appeared in a human body in this world. But he was unaware of this dogma. The fourth Gospel which was written between 95 to 105 C.E., mentions the dogma of deification, found by Paul, but it also does not mention the Trinitarian dogma. The Biblical scholars admit that the aforesaid dogma was invented in the fourth century. The 'New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967) art "The Holy Trinity" Vol. 14 mentions:

"The formulation 'one God in three persons' was not solidly established into Christian life and its profession of faith, prior to the end of the fourth century. But it is precisely this formulation that has first claim to the title of Trinitarian dogma. Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective.

How the formulation of one God in three persons could have established in Christian life when the Trinitarian dogma was totally unfound in the four Gospels, the Epistles, and the Acts of the Apostles. This proved that Jesus had never taught Trinity, and after Jesus about first four hundred years of Christian Era had no idea of it. It was only declared the part of Christendom at the end of the fourth century.

It is very very astonishing that the Christians could be dictated by the Church against the teachings of Jesus, but the world has recorded that the Muslims have always resisted to their last breath any and every attempt causing slightest change in the teachings of our Holy Prophet.

THE BIBLICAL SCHOLARS ACKNOWLEDGE THE UNRELIABILITY OF THEIR GOSPELS

The New Testament consists of four Gospels, (a) The Gospel of Mark; (b) the Gospel of Matthew; (c) the Gospel of Luke; and (d) the Gospel of John. It may please be noted that what is revealed by God to his Prophet by way of commandments or otherwise are called revelations and the explanation of those revelations by the Prophet or his teachings on all other matters are called traditions or Hadith not amounting to revelation.

The above four Gospels are a type of historical record of the life of Jesus which contain few of his sayings, and events. Utmost we may. call them books of traditions recorded by the evangelists in their own fashion. Those evangelists even did not care to quote the source of their information nor did they care to produce the verbatim of sayings of Jesus.

THE GOSPEL OF MARK

Biblical scholars presumed that there were few documents prior to these Gospels in Aramaic. One 'Quelle' meaning source, it is now generally designated by the initial letter 'Q'. Professor H.A. Guy in his book 'The Study of the Gospels' (p. 14) writes: "the conclusion is reached that there is a. literary connection, that a common document was used. But here we have not the document at hand, as in the case of Mark. We have to deduce its existence and its contents from the evidence in Matthew and Luke." The other was 'Urmarcus' primitive Mark, an earlier draft of Mark's Gospel written on the basis of Peter's discourses about Jesus, and the third 'L', a collection of reports about Jesus used only by Luke.

The Gospel of Mark was written first. Professor H.A. Guy, in his aforesaid book (p. 19) writes: "Some think it was written when the Christians in Rome were being persecuted by the Emperor Nero, in A.D. 64-65. Some scholars, however, date it about the time of Jerusalem in A.D. 70."

This Gospel is considered an expanded version of Urmarcus about which Papias, an early second century church leader observed: "The elder John used to say. Mark having become Peter's interpreter, wrote down accurately whatsoever he remembered. It was not, however, in exact order that he related the sayings or deeds of Christ. For he neither heard the Lord nor accompanied him, but subsequently as I said attached himself to Peter who used to frame his, teaching to meet the wants of hearers, and not as making a connected narrative of the Lord's discourses."*1 Dr. C.J. Cadoux, who was Mackennel Professor of Church History at Oxford, summing the conclusion of the prominent Biblical scholars about the nature and composition of this Gospel writes:*2

"It was written after Peter's martyrdom (65 A.D.), and at a time when Mark, who had not himself been a disciple of Jesus, apparently had none of the personal disciples of Jesus within reach by whose knowledge he could check his narrative. These circumstances of its composition account for the existence in it, side by side, of numerous signs of accuracy and a certain number of signs of ignorance and inaccuracy."

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

The name of the apostle Matthew was attached to this Gospel. He was not the author of it. H.A. Guy in his book 'The Study of the Gospels (pp. 20-21), writes:

"The author was a Jewish Christian with an outlook like that of the scribes. He was not an apostle or an eye-witness of the life of Jesus, for the basis of his book is Mark's Gospel and not his own reminiscences. In view of the tendencies noted above we are bound to conclude that for historical value his Gospel is the least trustworthy of the three, at least in the narrative passages, ana some OF the teachings, which are to be found only in this book. It was attributed to Matthew the apostle probably because of the words of Papias, an early second century church leader, who said that Matthew wrote the logia or sayings in Aramaic. This document (whatever the word means) may have been used by the author of our 'Matthew' and so the name of the apostle became attached to it. The book is, however, really a revised edition of Mark, with matter from Q and M inserted. It is generally dated about A.D. 85 or later, and the place of writing was possibly Antioch in Syria, or further east, in the northern Assyria."

Dr. C.J. Cadoux offering his comments on the Gospel of Matthew wrote in his book the Life of Jesus (pp. 14, 15);

"But a close examination of the treatment he gives to his borrowings from Mark shows that he allowed himself great freedom in editing and embroidering his material in the interest of what he regarded as the rightful honouring of the great Master. The same tendencies are often visible else where when he is producing 'Q' or providing matter peculiar to himself. Anything, therefore, strictly peculiar to 'Matthew' can be accepted as historical only with great caution."

  1. The angels are also God's creation. They are Holy, pure and emotionless. They are given power from God. They don't have any choice or will in any matter and they flinch not from executing the Commands they receive from God. Islam strongly condemns the dogma of Trinity' where they held the Holy Ghost as third person in Godhead. Please see part I of this book.
  2. The Prophet in his journey by night was taken from Grand Mosque to Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem), and from there to his miraculous bodily ascension to seven heavens etc (Hadith).
  3. Covenant Please see the Book 'the Chief of the Prophet' part II p.94
  4. The Anti-Christ would show many miracles, but that would not be acknowledged, as Muhammad (peace be on him) was the very last of the Prophets, and he prophesied that the Antichrist would come and claim prophet-hood and then Godhood. He would have supreme powers as God would so will, to test the faithfuls.
  5. Supplement of 'Anjam-i-Atham by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, p. 7.
  6. Sarid is the bread soaked in meat soup and cooked. The Prophet liked it. It is not only delicious but digestive. This narration has been related by all except Abu Dawood,
  7. This revelation I have already discussed in part I of this Book under the heading 'Islam repudiates deification'
  8. Christ preached monotheism. Please see part I one of this book
  9. The worship of Mary became the practice in the Roman Catholic Church, which calls Mary the mother of God. This seems to have been endorsed by the council of Ephesus in 431 C.E. to sweep away the corruptions of the Church of Christ.
  10. Roberts and Donaldson (editors). The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. I, pp. 154,155.
  11. C.J. Cadoux: The life of Jesus, Penguin Books, p. 13.
  12. T.G. Tucker. "The History of the Christians in the Light of Modern Knowledge." p.320.
  13. We find Barnabas mentioned on many places in the Acts of Apostles i.e. Acts 4:36, 9:26, 27, 11:22, 30, 12:25, 13:1, 2, 14:11 to 15.