THE BIBLE DOES NOT PREDICT THE COMING OF MUHAMMAD

Muslims surprisingly to me will state that the bible predicts the coming of Muhammad. I just witnessed to a Muslim, by starting to wish him a happy Good Friday. He then asked me why we Christians call it Good Friday, and then my witness began. The witness quickly went from the Gospel to him stating that the Muslim people also believe in Jesus but not as the Son of God.

After explaining to him the virgin birth and the Trinity his response was that Muhammad is mentioned in the bible. I asked him “where that was in the bible?” He replied that that is what Islam teaches and he didn’t know the verse. The following scripture is what he was referring to:

Deuteronomy 18:15-18
“The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ 17 And the LORD said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him (NKJV).”

With proper exegesis on this scripture, the word “brethren” refers to the Jews. It makes no sense that God or Allah, as they say, would raise a leader coming from their enemy the Arabs!

Jesus fulfilled this prophecy without stain. He came from His Jewish brethren, Jesus also called Himself a Prophet: Luke 13: 33 33 “Nevertheless I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a prophet would perish outside of Jerusalem” NASB. As well His own brethren called Him a Prophet: Matthew 21: 11, “And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”, Luke 7:16, “16 Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!” John 9:17, 17 So they said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”

I will post another blog on the difference of lineage between Muhammad and Jesus Christ at a later date.

Muhammad is not in the bible, plain as that. The Muslim people will say that they believe that Jesus was a Prophet, but only that. We must pray that the Holy Spirit comes upon the Islamic people and they turn to the one True God! This Easter Weekend please keep in mind and all the people that need our witness as Christians to save them from God’s Wrath! Happy Resurrection Day!

God Bless
Brian Mason

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Important Read: Islam “Begin on Saturday, Finish on Sunday”

Christians wake up to this inflammatory hate speech!

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3943/begin-saturday-finish-sunday

Please pray that the Islamic radicals turn to Christ! More and more Muslims are converting to Christianity. Some are seeing visions of Jesus!
Please pass this article on.

God Bless
Brian Mason

Islam and Music

The Western World should know how Islam looks upon music and the Performing Arts. Put it mildly, music is not looked at in a good light. Please check out the following PDF from the Arts Council of England:

http://faithandthearts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Islam-Performing-Arts.pdf

God Bless,

Brian Mason

Responding To The Refugee Crisis: Leading The Way

I have been silent on the refugee crisis for some time now. It is a sensitive matter that requires much prayer and thought. I came across this message written by “Ash,” “Leading The Way’s North American Arabic Follow-up Coordinator.”
Ash sums it up nicely;

“When news broke of refugees fleeing the Middle East and Europe, I struggled with some of the same issues you may have had. I struggled with the fact that many would not be going through any security checks—but at the same time, I wanted to welcome the foreigner. I was concerned that Islamic groups would spread because of open doors to mass immigration. I was concerned that Christians fleeing places like Egypt, Jordan, and Libya would leave their nations virtually church-less.

Like you, in some ways, I felt conflicted. But all politics aside, regardless of where you stand on the issue of whether or not to open our nation’s borders, I think there are some more important things we all need to agree on as brothers and sisters in Christ:

We need to be ready. We may not be able to change whether or not thousands of refugees are crossing our borders—but we can be prepared. Is the church ready for a vast new mission field? Are you prepared to be involved in reaching the unreached as they move into the neighborhood?

We need to be motivated by the voice of God, not the voice of fear. I believe God is preparing His church for a revolution against its comfort zone—something beyond what we ever dreamed or imagined. What opportunities might we miss if we live in fear? Let’s replace our fears with prayer for our nation and for those who might cross our borders.

We need to be shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves. Several times in Scripture, when God was ordering His nation to fight or to take new land, he also commanded them to welcome the foreigner and be merciful to the widow (see Deuteronomy 10:18-19). We see Jesus demonstrate this Biblical tension with the open-ended answers he often gave to yes-or-no questions. I pray we can all have that kind of discernment so that we can exhibit both wisdom and mercy in responding to our broken world.”

http://ltwcanada.ca/en/web/guest/read/recent-posts

God Bless

Brian Mason

Calm Down!

As most of my friends know, I am a Christian (a follower of Jesus). As that is stated I ask that all people be it Christian, Jew, atheist et al; Please extend love to the Muslim people! I am weary of reports of anti-Muslim vandalism etc. Remember that we are ALL created in the image of God. And retaliation of this sort is simply ungodly and illegal! Vigilantism is anti-productive. Reports of mosques being torched in Canada is already being reported! Jesus said: Love your enemies as yourself! Don’t let emotionalism get the better of you! Amen

God Bless

Brian Mason