Yes, the most solemn warning ever given since the time of Noah, when he was called to build the ark of safety for all who would enter. Noah had a world-wide warning for the wicked, that they should turn to the living Creator God in repentance from sin. His message of a coming flood was indeed a solemn warning to those living when earth was still in its pristine beauty. “We (once) sent Noah to his people, and he tarried among them a thousand years less fifty: but the Deluge overwhelmed them while they (persisted in) sin.” Sura 29.14 Al-Ankaboot
Dear ones, we have come to a time when, here at the close of earth’s history, another serious and solemn warning— the most solemn ever given to this earth— is being given to men world-wide. What is that message? Who is giving this warning? How can we prepare our lives to heed the warnings given?
Our first response should always be prayer to Allah to “show us the straight way.”
“Show us the straight way.” Al- Qur’an Sura 1.6 Al-Fatiha
Before we get into the heart of the message regarding the Most Solemn Warning given since the time of Noah, or Nuh, though, we wish to look into some of the history of Islam, as revealed in the Holy Books.
Tracing The history of Islam in The Bible
Can a portion of the history of Islam truly be traced in the Bible? Is Mohammed the desert prophet mentioned in its holy pages? These questions are certainly thought-pro- voking, and so are the answers, be- cause the inspired writings indicate the answer to both is “Yes.” Today we will look into the Holy Books of Scripture to read and understand for ourselves what Allah has revealed. First, though, we must pray that God or Allah will guide us in the right path.
“Allah ... leads into the right path....” Sura 2.26 Al-Baqara
Repeatedly the Honored Qur’an points the reader to the Holy Books given beforehand, where there is guidance, light, criterion between right and wrong, and admonition. It is to these admonitions that we turn for guidance.
“It was We who revealed the law (to Moses): therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed ... to Allah’s will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted the pro- tection of Allah’s book.... And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guid- ance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.” Sura 5.44,46 Al-Maeda
“And remember We gave Moses the Scripture and the Criterion (between right and wrong)....” Sura 2.53 Al-Baqara
The genealogy of Islam
The account of the beginnings of the Children of the East is found in the Taurat. The genealogy and heritage of Islam dates back to the ancient patriarch Abraham and to his firstborn son Ishmael. Ishmael was the son from Hagar (the immigrant), the Egyptian servant-woman of Abraham’s wife Sarai.
As background, Allah had promised to Abraham and his first wife Sarai that they would have a son, but the promise of an heir was not immediately fulfilled. As time continued on and no son appeared, it finally came to the point where Abraham may have complained to God.
“And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless...?” Taurat Genesis 15:2
The LORD answered Abram, saying, “...He that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.” Taurat Genesis 15:4
The promise was sure, though the time was delayed for the child of promise to appear.
The Births of Ishmael and Isaac
The following gives record to the deed done by Abraham and Sarai, without prayer to God to ask if it was God’s will for Abraham to create an heir by another woman.
“Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, ‘The LORD has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.’ And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife.” (This happened ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.)
So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress Sarai with contempt. Then Sarai said to Abram, “This is all your fault! I put my servant into your arms, but now that she’s pregnant, she treats me with contempt. The LORD will show who’s wrong--you or me!”
Abram replied, “Look, she is your servant, so deal with her as you see fit.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so harshly that she finally ran away.
The angel of the LORD found Hagar beside a spring of water in the wilderness, along the road to Shur. The angel said to her, “Hagar, Sarai’s servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?”
“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she replied.
The angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit to her authority.” Then he added, “I will give you more descendants than you can count.”
The angel also told her, “...You will give birth to a son. You are to name him Ishmael (which means ‘God hears’), for the LORD has heard your cry of distress. This son of yours will be a wild man, as untamed as a wild donkey! He will raise his fist against everyone, and everyone will be against him. Yes, he will live in open hostility against all his relatives.”
Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the LORD who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me.” She also said, “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?” The well where God found her resting was named Beer-lahai-roi (which means “well of the Living One who sees me”). It can still be found between Kadesh and Bered.
“So Hagar gave Abram a son, and Abram named him Ishmael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Ishmael was born.” Taurat Genesis 16:1-16 NLT
Thirteen years later, God made a covenant with Abram, telling him that he would be a “father of many nations” and would be “exceeding fruitful.” God then changed Abram’s name to Abraham (and Sarai’s to Sarah) to testify to that covenant promise.
Ishmael came under God’s covenant promise, the sign for which was circumcision, according to God’s direction. “Then God said to Abraham, ‘As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come. This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised. You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.’” Taurat Genesis 17:9-11 TNIV
“On that very day Abraham took his son Ishmael and all those born in his household or bought with his money, every male in his household, and circumcised them, as God told him. Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised, and his son Ishmael was thirteen; Abraham and his son Ishmael were both circumcised on that same day.” Taurat Genesis 17:23-26 TNIV. This promise of the covenant blessing, and the sign of obedience to its conditions, came before Isaac was born.
Then the very next year, when Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah also was very old, God fulfilled His amazing promise. Sarai, or Sarah, conceived, when to human appearance it was impossible for this old couple to have children under natural circumstances.
“The LORD kept His word and did for Sarah exactly what He had promised. She became pregnant in her old age and gave birth to a son for Abraham. This happened at just the time God had said it would. And Abraham named their son Isaac. Eight days after Isaac was born, Abraham circumcised him as God had commanded.... And Sarah declared, ‘God has brought me laughter. All who hear about this will laugh with me. Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse a baby? Yet I have givenAbrahamasoninhisoldage!” Taurat Genesis 21:1-7 TNIV
Separation of The Sons
When Isaac grew up and was about to be weaned, Abraham prepared a huge feast to celebrate the occasion. But then Sarah saw Ishmael, the son of Abraham and her Egyptian servant Hagar, making fun of her son Isaac. She turned to Abraham and demanded, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son. He is not going to share the inheritance with my son Isaac. I won’t have it!”
This upset Abraham very much because Ishmael was his much- loved son. Nevertheless, God told Abraham, “Do not be upset over the boy and your servant. Do whatever Sarah tells you, for Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted. But I will also make a nation of the descendants of Hagar’s son because he is your son, too.”
So Abraham got up early the next morning, prepared food and a container of water, and strapped them on Hagar’s shoulders. Then he sent her away with their son, and she wandered aimlessly in the wilderness of Beersheba. When the water was gone, she put the boy in the shade of a bush. Then she went and sat down by herself about a hundred yards away. “I don’t want to watch the boy die,” she cried out as she burst into tears.
God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Go to him and comfort him, for I will make a great nation from his descendants.”
Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. [This is traditionally known as the well of Zamzam.] She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink. And God was with the boy as he grew up in the wilderness. He became a skillful archer, and he settled in the wilderness of Paran. His mother arranged for him to marry a woman from the land of Egypt.” Taurat Genesis 21:1-21 NLT
Isaac’s birth was truly a miracle birth. Likewise, Ishmael was sustained with a miracle when the fountain opened in the wilderness for him and his mother Hagar. In fact, after being driven from home, Ishmael was sustained by God throughout his life in the wilderness. “God was with the boy....” Genesis 21:20
God still hears today. Are you cast off? Are you wandering alone in life? Have others forsaken you? God still listens for our voices. Remember, the name Ishmael means, “The Lord hears our affliction.”
Do not feel that God is far away. He is as near to you as He was to Hagar and Ishmael in the wilderness, about to perish from want of bread and water. Call upon Him today.
Many years later, when Abraham was 175, he “gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.” Then his sons— Ishmael, the son from Hagar, and Isaac, who was born to Sarah when she was very old--came together and “his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron.” Ishmael at this time was about 88 years old, and Isaac was 75.
Before Abraham died, he did something that has significance to us today. By Abraham’s provision before his death, Isaac would remain in Canaan as Abraham’s rightful heir, but Abraham’s love for his other sons was made evident in his provision for them, as well. “...But unto the sons of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.” Taurat Genesis 25:6-9. From this point onward, the other sons became known as the “children of the east.”
The Holy Books also give us “...the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Ishmael, whom Sarah’s servant, Hagar [the immigrant] the Egyptian, bore to Abraham. These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps. Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people.” Taurat Genesis 25:12-17 TNIV. The list appears a second time in the Taurat, in 1 Chronicles 1:28-31.
The history, genealogy, and progeny of Ishmael are not found in the Honored Qur’an, but only in the Holy Books of the Scriptures. Muslims today can trace their spiritual history back to Ishmael. As his tribes intermarried, they corporately became what is called in the Holy Books the children of the east. The prophecies concerning the children of the east are likewise found only in the Taurat (Old Testament) and the Injeel (New Testament or Gospels). These prophecies will be included in this study.
Today the children of the east are mostly known as “Muslims.” We can and will trace the history of the children of the east throughout the Bible in this study. That history includes how they interacted with the other side of the family, the children of Israel, and reaches even to the Reformation of the16th century. The Holy Books clearly indicate that Allah has distinct plans for the children of the east at the end of time. The Bible tells us they will be involved in the end of time with those who are true followers of Allah. It is our prayer that this study will be an illumination, so that you may be of good courage to find your duty in life, serving Allah.
The Children of The East
The children of the east are descendants of Abraham through Hagar and Keturah, the latter becoming his third wife after Sarah died. After moving “eastward” from Canaan, these tribes intermarried with one another and reappear throughout Bible history collectively as the “children of the east.”
It is said that Mohammed (the messenger from the desert) came from the family of Nebajoth, or Nebaioth, the first-born of Ishmael. It is obvious that the names of Ishmael and his sons are important to Allah, else why would the genealogy and progeny of Ishmael be mentioned twice in Scripture? Does Allah have a plan? Or did He just need to fill up pages of the Holy Books with letters and ink? Hardly. Indeed, Allah has a design for the children of the East. The question is, Will there be submission to His will from this people group? To every word from Allah, we need to be in entire submission.
“Every word of God is pure...” Taurat Proverbs 30:5
In the Bible the “children of the east” are also known as “locusts” or “grasshoppers.” Taurat Judges 6:1-6
The locust originates from Arabia and is a fitting symbol of the children of the east.
“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you.” Taurat Joel 2:25 NIV
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. ...And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle....” Injeel Revelation 9:1-4,7
Allah Promises a Double Poriton To children of East
The Bible records Hagar (the immigrant) as Abraham’s second wife, who bore his first child. The angel told her to be submissive to Abraham’s first wife Sarai, who eventually caused her and her son to be sent away from Abraham. Yet she and her son were beloved of Allah, and provided for. The Word of the Lord, given to Moses, is this:
“If a man has two wives, the one loved the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him children, and if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved, then on the day when he assigns his possessions as an inheritance to his sons, he may not treat the son of the loved as the firstborn, in preference to the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn, but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the firstfruits of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his.” Taurat Deuteronomy 21:15-17 ESV
In the Scripture verses quoted, Hagar was the “unloved.” The promise of Allah holds firm for her son by Abraham, as Abraham’s firstborn was Ishmael, not Isaac. Ishmael thus had the “right of the firstborn.” And thus, according to custom, to Ishmael was to be given a double portion of the inheritance of Abraham. Today we see that this promise has been faithfully fulfilled by Allah to Ishmael and his descendants, the children of the east, in giving them more than a double portion. We see the wealth of the Middle East lands with all their resources of oil, gold, etc., where before we saw only dunes of sand. Especially during the last 100 years, God has blessed the children of the east with more than a double portion with both extensive real estate and economic resources. Allah keeps His promises.
“For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.” Taurat Isaiah 61:7 When God’s people are shamed, they are promised to receive double. It was Hagar who was shamed and cast out, forsaken.
“Wherefore she [Sarah] said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.” Taurat Genesis 21:10
Job, one of the children of the east, was shamed for serving God; he also received double. “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Taurat Job 42:10
Allah promises in Zechariah 8:7, “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country....”
Allah’s covenant with Abraham included the land between the two great rivers.
“On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt [Nile] to the great river, the Euphrates....” Taurat Genesis 15:18-21 NIV
The far greater portion of that entire region is the territory that Ishmael received from Abraham, in recognition of his position as Abra- ham’s first-born. (Taurat Deuteronomy 21:15:17) Today we see that this “east country” east of Canaan, to which Abraham sent his sons by Hagar and Keturah, is home to their descendants.
Isaac, his son by Sarah, received the promise of the covenant. Of Ish- mael and Isaac, God said, “...I will make him [Ishmael] a great nation, but my covenant will I establish with Isaac....” Taurat Genesis 17:20-21. That covenant was, “In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 22:18. This promise pointed to Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam.
Isaac and his descendants also were to inherit land from Abraham, but a lesser portion to the west. The Bible says, “And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” Taurat Genesis 17:6-8
God’s Four Promises To Ishmael and his Mother
It is interesting to note that God promised to make a “great nation” of Abraham and his seed. Six times the Bible refers to the “twelve tribes” of Israel. They are Abraham’s descendants through Isaac and Jacob; their twelve names are written on the twelve gates encompassing the New Jerusalem in heaven. Ishmael also had twelve sons, and the Lord promised that his descendants would also make “a great nation.” Already they have made their mark in human history.
To Ishmael and his mother Hagar were given four distinct promises from God.
“And the angel of the LORD said unto her [Hagar], I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.” Genesis 16:10-11
“And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.” Genesis 17:20
While speaking to Abraham, God said, “...I will also make a nation of the descendants of Hagar’s son because he is your son, too.” Genesis 21:13 NLT
“And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand for I will make him a great nation.” Genesis 21:17,18
Islam in Bible Prophecy:
Is Islam in Bible prophecy? Is Mohammed, the prophet from the desert, mentioned in the prophetic books? As you have already read, the children of the east have been involved in much of the history of the Holy Books of the Bible. Therefore, we do not find it strange that they are also in the book of Revelation. Revelation is the end of the Bible and covers the closing scenes of earth’s history. We see that, yes, both Islam and the desert prophet are mentioned in Revelation’s chapter 9. The children of the east perform very key roles in God’s ordering of human history; they play an influential role in world events in these final hours.
Chapter 9 in the Bible’s book of Revelation actually begins with the closing verse from Revelation 8. An angel cries “Woe!” three times to the “inhabiters of the earth” because of events that were to transpire.
“And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” Revelation 8:13
The three “woe trumpets” are the last three in a series of seven trumpets. The trumpets are segments of time from the era of Isa al-Masih to the end of the world and of His second coming. Revelation 9 covers certain Divinely-guided events during the time periods of the fifth and sixth trumpets, which announce the first and second woes:
The First Woe Trumpet
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
“And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
“And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
“And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
Children of The East and The First Woe
The 5th trumpet/1st woe time era spans from 622 AD--the flight of Mohammed to Medina--to the fall of Constantinople on July 27, 1449 AD.
The application of the prophecy in Revelation 9 is too plain to miss. For many years the students of Scripture have seen that the “star” of Revelation 9:1 is indeed Mohammed. To Mohammed was given the “key” to unlock the “bottomless pit,” or the “empty quarter” of Arabia. Out from this bottomless pit came the “locusts” in great numbers. From earlier in our study, we found that the locusts represent the children of the East. Here they appear again in history, but not as mere locusts. These locusts appear as horses prepared for battle. Furthermore, they were given a command by Allah. They were to be His instruments, both for protection of God’s people and for chastisement of those who had turned away from God. Note upon whom the woe was to fall, and who was to be spared.
“And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.” Revelation 9:4
During the time of Mohammed and shortly thereafter were men who loved God and were following Him to the best of their knowledge. The command given to the “locust horses” was not to “hurt” them. Notice almost the same wording used by Abubeker, the successor of Mohammed, who issued this command to his captains:
“After the death of Mahomet [Mohammed], he was succeeded in the command by Abubeker, A. D. 632; who, as soon as he had fairly established his authority and government, despatched a circular letter to the Arabian tribes, of which the following is an extract:
“‘This is to acquaint you that I intend to send the true believers into Syria to take it out of the hand of the infidels, and I would have you know that the fighting for religion is an act of obedience to God.’
“His messengers returned with the tidings of pious and martial ardor, which they had kindled in every province; the camp of Medina was successively filled with the intrepid bands of the Saracens, who panted for action, complained of the heat of the season and the scarcity of provisions, and accused, with impatient murmurs, the delays of the caliph. As soon as their numbers were complete, Abubeker ascended the hill, reviewed the men, the horses, and the arms, and poured forth a fervent prayer for the success of their undertaking. His instructions to the chiefs of the Syria were inspired by the warlike fanaticism which advances to seize, and affects to despise, the objects of earthly ambition.
“‘Remember,’ said the successor of the prophet, ‘that you are always in the presence of God, on the verge of death, in the assurance of judgment, and the hope of Paradise: avoid injustice and oppression; consult with your brethren, and study to preserve the love and confidence of your troops. When you fight the battles of the Lord, acquit yourselves like men, without turning your backs; but let not your victory be stained with the blood of women or children. Destroy no palm-trees, nor burn any fields of corn. Cut down no fruit trees, nor do any mischief to cattle, only such as you kill to eat. When you make any covenant or article, stand to it, and be as good as your word. As you go on, you will find some religious persons who live retired in monasteries, and propose to themselves to serve God that way; let them alone, and neither kill them nor destroy their monasteries; and you will find another sort of people that belong to the synagogue of Satan, who have shaven crowns; be sure you cleave their skulls, and give them no quarter till they either turn Mahometans or pay tribute.’” Josiah Litch, Prophetic Expositions Vol. 2, 1842, p. 172-3.
“It would seem that God put a spirit of gentleness into the hearts of these warriors toward those Christians, who, in the solitudes of Syria, were keeping the law of God; but the tonsured priests and monks were to be slain without mercy, unless they accepted the faith of Mohammed and paid tribute. Syria was soon wholly in the hands of the Saracens.” Steven Haskell, Seer of Patmos, 1903, p. 167.
It is seen from the above statements that Islam from the beginning made a clear distinction between different groups of Christians, a fact that is confirmed by the Honored Qur’an.
“Not all of them are alike: Of the People of the Book [Christians] are a portion that stand (For the right): They rehearse the Signs of Allah all night long, and they prostrate themselves in adoration. They believe in Allah and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong; and they hasten (in emulation) in (all) good works: They are in the ranks of the righteous.” Sura 3.113-114 Al-E-Imran
The Honored Qur’an clearly makes the testimony that not all professing Christians are true Christians. It gives an amazing insight about Christians, that only those who follow God’s signs, forbidding what is wrong and doing what is right, are classed among the “righteous”! In our research we already found out one major “sign” of Allah that the faithful portion would “rehearse” or practice. They would honor and keep His Holy Sabbath of rest on Saturday (As- Sabt), according to Allah’s Law.
“...Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.” Taurat Exodus 31:13
Here again from the Qur’an: “From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: ...And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done.” Sura 5.14 Al-Maeda
Thus far we see that the Saracens, who were from the children of the east, were represented in the fifth trumpet, or first woe, of Revelation 9. History affirms that they were a “torment” to the eastern empire of Rome, just as the sacred records foretold long ago that they would be. Their military invasions into the eastern Roman Empire lasted “five months” of prophetic time, exactly as prophesied,
“And to them [the locusts] it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. Revelation 9:5
“And they [the locusts] had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.” Revelation 9:10
These prophetic five months equal 150 days, and both represent 150 years. In Bible prophecy, a day represents a year in actual time. In Hebrew reckoning, a month had 30 days, and the year had 360 days.
“...Each day for a year....” Taurat Numbers 14:34
Thus the Saracens under Othman began five months of “torment” when, on July27, 1299, Othman entered the eastern Roman Empire. The Saracens were not to totally destroy, but to “torment” for 150 years.
“And they [the locusts] had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.” Revelation 9:11
Both of those names mean “destroyer.” From the context we see that the “locusts” were first called to “torment” only, but in the second woe, the commission would be expanded. History verifies the act each group performed.
“Revelation 9:1-11. Rise of the Mohammedan religion. For about 600 years the Arabs were like locusts without a king. Near the close of the 13th century, Othman founded a government; and July 27, 1299, he entered Nicomedia—the first attack of the Ottoman government on eastern Rome. They were to hurt men five months, 150 years. July 27, 1299, plus 150 years, equals July 27, 1449.” Steven Haskell, Bible Handbook for Students of Prophecy, 1919, p.121.
The Second Woe Trumpet
“One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. “And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men [the second woe]. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
“And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” Revelation 9:1-21
Islam and The Second Woe
That the woe messages of destruction in Revelation 9 come to us from Allah can easily be seen by the wording related to the 6th trumpet/woe. The Bible states very clearly that these messages came from “a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God” in the heavenly sanctuary. One can be assured that it is God who is directing these movements on earth.
Upon whom does this woe fall? The idol-worshiping religious system mentioned under the 6th woe—the one that received this divine chastisement and “repented not”--is the same religious system that we will see in the end of time, the same Roman papal apostasy and those who closely associate themselves with her. Prophecy in Revelation informs us that this religious system will unify with the fallen Protestant churches of America (the false prophet) and will receive the vials of God’s wrath. Both will eventually be consigned to the lake of fire.
“And the beast [Roman papacy and her supporters/sympathizers] was taken, and with him the false prophet [apostate Protestant churches of the USA] that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” Revelation 19:20
Whose hand did God direct to administer this second woe? Once again we note the involvement of the children of the east. “And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.” Revelation 9:13-15
“The four angels here mentioned, that were bound in the great river Euphrates and that were at this time to be loosed, refer to the four great sultanies—Bagdad, Damascus, Iconium, and Aleppo—of which at that time the Mohammedan [Islamic] power was composed. The command to loose these signifies, in short, the letting loose of all the elements of Mohammedanism for the final sweeping away of the last element of the [Eastern] Empire of Rome.” A. T. Jones, Great Nations of Today, 1902, p.73.
The “hour, and a day, and a month, and a year” which was given to “slay the third part of men” (Revelation 9:15) encompasses the time period of the second woe. The calculation of this time of “an hour, a day and a month and a year” (a “day” of prophetic time equals a year of our time) will add up to 391 years and 15 days.
Hour = 24th part of a day (15 days) Day = 1 year
Month = 30 days
Year = 360
Total: 391 (day/years) and 15 days. The second woe/sixth trumpet began at the close of the fifth trumpet on July 27,1449, and continued to the decline of the Ottoman Turkish government in August 11, 1840. On this date the Ottoman empire relinquished its autonomy to four European powers. Between those two dates are exactly 391 years and 15 days.
“...The four sultanies of Aleppo, Iconium, Damascus, and Bagdad, were the central strength of the Ottoman Empire....Thus the power of the Turkish Empire was loosed. It was loosed for a day, a month, and a year, or for 391 years, 15 days; they were to have full power. July 27, 1449, plus 391 years, 15 days, equals Aug. 11, 1840.” Steven Haskell, Bible Handbook for Prophecy, 1919, p.121.
Thus we find that Islam, in the form of the Ottoman Turks, were instruments in God’s hands for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. During this time period the children of the east had been given a command from the golden altar which is before God to “slay” a third part, or the third portion, of the Roman empire— that is, the “Greek” empire with its capitol in Constantinople.
“When the sixth angel sounded, it was commanded to take off the restraints which had been imposed on the nation, ... and their commission was enlarged so as to permit them to slay the third part of men....” Uriah Smith, Daniel and the Revelation, 1897, on Revelation 9:15. They fully carried out this prophecy, and Constantinople fell into the hands of Muslims. The Eastern Roman empire collapsed. Today that same city is named Istanbul, Turkey.
In 1850 a chart was drawn up which shows the Woe Angels as Islam in Bible prophecy of Revelation 9.
This is a constant reminder that the prophecies of God will be carried out.
Islam and The Protestant Reformation of The 16Th century
It was during the same time frame of the sixth trumpet that the Reformation of the 16th century took place in Europe. Some of those within the fallen church of Rome saw the errors of the Romish Church and protested these errors. Chief among them was the grand Mufti of Wittenberg, Germany-- the reformer Martin Luther.
It is under the sixth woe that Islam did a grand service for God in the protection of those who sought to escape from the iron grip of the Roman Church. Historians abound with reports of the service done to God’s cause in the time of the Protestant Reformation. We here include some extracts detailing what Islam accomplished by the decree of the Almighty. Thus we confirm a continuance of interaction between the children of the east and those from “spiritual Israel” in the form of the Protestants of Europe.
“Asia owned the scepter of Soliman the Magnificent. Often were his hordes seen hovering, like a cloud charged with lightning, on the frontier of Christendom. When a crisis arose in the affairs of the Reformation, and the kings obedient to the Roman See [the papal hierarchy] had united their swords to strike, and with blow so decisive that they should not need to strike a second time, the Turk, obeying One Whom he knew not, would straightway present himself on the eastern limits of Europe, and in so menacing an attitude, that the swords unsheathed against the poor Protestants had to be turned in another quarter. The Turk was the lightning-rod that drew off the tempest. Thus did Christ cover His little flock with the shield of the Moslem.” J. A. Wylie, History of Protestantism Volume 1, p.474.
“Traversing Hungary, the Ottoman host had sat down before the walls of Vienna a week before the Marburg Conference. The hills around that capital were white with their tents, and the fertile plains beneath its walls, which the hoof of Mussulman horse had never pressed till now, were trodden by their cavalry. The besiegers were opening trenches, were digging mines, were thundering with their cannon, and already a breach had been made in the walls. A few days and Vienna must succumb to the numbers, the impetuosity, and valor of the Ottoman warriors, and a desolate and blood-besprinkled heap would alone remain to mark where it had stood.
“The door of Germany burst open, the conquerors would pour along the valley of the Danube, and plant the crescent amid the sacked cities and devastated provinces of the Empire. The prospect was a terrible one. A common ruin, like avalanche on brow of Alp, hung suspended above all parties and ranks in Germany, and might at any moment sweep down upon them with resistless fury. ‘It is you,’ said the adherents of the old creed addressing the Lutherans, ‘who have brought this scourge [the Turk] upon us. It is you who have unloosed these angels of evil; they come to chastise you for your heresy. You have cast off the yoke of the Pope, and now you must bear the yoke of the Turk.’
“ ‘Not so,’ said Luther. ‘It is God who has unloosed this army, whose king is Abaddon the destroyer. They have been sent to punish us for our sins, our ingratitude for the Gospel, our blasphemies, and above all, our shedding of the blood of the righteous.’” Ibid., p.567.
“The Turk became the conducting-rod that drew off the lightning of the Vatican and helped to shield Europe.” Ibid., Volume 2, p.598.
“It was the Turk who suddenly stepped forward to save Protestantism in Hungary, though he was all unaware of the service which he performed. Soliman the Magnificent, setting out from Constantinople on the 23rd of April, 1526, at the head of a mighty army, which, receiving accessions as it marched onward, was swollen at last to 300,000 Turks, was coming nearer and nearer Hungary, like the ‘wasting levin.’
“The land now shook with terror. King Louis was without money and without soldiers. The nobility were divided into factions; the priests thought only of pursuing the Protestants; and the common people, deprived of their laws and their liberty, were without spirit and without patriotism. Zapolya, the lord of seventy-two castles, and by far the most powerful grandee in the country, sat still, expecting if the king were overthrown to be called to mount the vacant throne.
“Meanwhile the terrible Turk was approaching, and demanding of Louis that he should pay him tribute, under the threat of planting the Crescent on all the churches of Hungary, and slaughtering him and his grandees like ‘fat oxen.’
“The edict of death passed against the Protestants still remained in force, and the monks, in the face of the black tempest that was rising in the east, were stirring up the people to have the Lutherans put to death.
“...King Louis had set out to stop the advance of the powerful Soliman. On the 29th of August his little army of 27,000 met the multitudinous hordes of Turkey at Mohacz, on the Danube. Soliman’s force was fifteen times greater than that of the king. Louis gave the command of his army to the Archbishop of Cologne—an ex- Franciscan monk more familiar with the sword than the chaplet, and who had won some glory in the art of war.
“When the king put on his armor on the morning of the battle, he was observed to be deadly pale. All foresaw the issue. ‘Here go twenty-seven thousand Hungarians,’ exclaimed Bishop Perenyi, as the host defiled past him.... By evening the plain of Mohacz was covered with the Hungarian dead, piled up in gory heaps. Twenty-eight princes, five hundred nobles, seven bishops, and twenty thousand warriors lay cold in death. Escaping from the scene of carnage, the king and the papal legate sought safety in flight. Louis had to cross a black pool which lay in his course; his horse bore him through it, but in climbing the opposite bank the steed fell backward, crushing the monarch, and giving him burial in the marsh. The papal nuncio, like the ancient seer from the mountains of Aram, was taken and slain. Having trampled down the king and his army, the victorious Soliman held on his way into Hungary, and slaughtered 200,000 of its inhabitants. This calamity, which thrilled all Europe, brought rest to the Protestants.” Ibid., Volume 3, p. 221.
The Third Woe:
The 7th and Final Trumpet
Since October 22, 1844, the last of the seven trumpets of Revelation 8, 9, and 10 has been sounding on this earth. We are in the time period of the third and final woe—the 7th and final trumpet of Revelation.
“In the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” Revelation 10:7
Today, during the close of human history, we see that Islam is once again becoming a major force in the world. The work of the “locusts” in the third and final woe will likely be the same as in both preceding “woe” trumpets. We know that the “four angels” loosed during the second woe had been “prepared” for their work—“that is, arranged; made ready as if by previous discipline— for some mighty enterprise. Applied to the Turkmans, this would mean that the preparation for the ultimate work which they executed, had been making as that power increased and became consolidated....” Barnes’ Commentary on Revelation, p. 264, in Walter E. Straw, Studies in Revelation, 67-8.
Will the “locusts” in future be a major destroyer of increasing scale? One thing appears certain. The target of the locusts has always been those who have fallen away from the truth of God’s Word while yet claiming to be His people—an apostate church system—those who are closely linked with the Roman papacy.
Will there be more divine judgments upon this world? Meanwhile, under this last trumpet, the great judgment in heaven takes place, and when it concludes, probation for the human race ceases. Soon after, Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam visibly returns to resurrect the just ones and take those faithful ones back to heaven.
It behooves all of mankind to return to full submission to God, His Sacred Laws, and to Isa al- Masih, who was sent down to be the supreme sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Isa is the mercy of Allah revealed. It is through Isa al-Masih that the righteousness of Allah is given to us. We do not possess it, but it will be given to all who accept Isa al-Masih and His work of redemption. His ways always lead to keeping God’s Holy commandment laws.
Isaiah 60: Complete Submission To Allah
Who will yield to Allah and His messages of truth? Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam claimed that He was the Shepherd of the sheep, meaning that He was the One who was sent to lead the people of God here upon earth. Daud in the Zabur clearly said...
“The LORD is my shepherd...” Zabur Psalms 23:1 Isa said, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” Injeel John 10:11
Then Isa al-Masih makes this statement: “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” Injeel John 10:16
We would ask, Who are these “other sheep” that Isa wants to bring into His fold? The answer is clear from one of the ancient prophets who wrote:
“The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.” Isaiah 60:6-7
Who is Kedar, and who are Nebaioth, Midian, Ephah and Sheba?
“And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: These are the sons of Ishmael....” Taurat Genesis 25:13-16
“Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah...” Taurat Genesis 25:1-6
All these were sent away eastward from Canaan by Abraham before he died. They intermarried with each other and became known collectively as the “children of the east.” As one example, Esau, the son of Isaac, married Ishmael’s daughter.
“...Esau [went] unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.” Taurat Genesis 28:8-9
Isaiah 60:6-7, quoted above, is in an end-time setting. In that new context the children of the east are once more mentioned. This time they are among the most earnest to follow God. Truly, the sons of Nebajoth, Kedar, Sheba, Midian, Ephah, Dumah, and others are there listed specifically. It again appears that the children of the east play a key role, along with the people of the Book who are true to Allah, and who have not thrown away the Book behind their backs, and have not been participants to all the attempted changes of the Words of Allah. Together these two people groups seem to display a united front in these last final hours of earth’s history. Will the children of the east in these latter times clearly see that there is a group from among the “people of the Book” who are true and are blessed by Allah? The author of this magazine has a deep conviction that the true people of the Book are Seventh-Day Adventists. Get to know one.... Perhaps the children of the east in our day will say, “They answered, ‘We saw clearly that the LORD was with you; so we said, there ought to be a sworn agreement between us--between us and you...’ ” Taurat Genesis 26:28 NIV
The Burden of Dumah
“The burden of Dumah: He calls to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? The watchman says, The morning comes, and also night. If you would inquire, inquire. Come! Return!” Isaiah 21:11-12 LITV
Who is Dumah? Again we turn to the Taurat to find that Dumah is another son of Ishmael from the east, here listed by Isaiah the ancient prophet. When Isaiah made reference to Dumah, the man had been dead for 800 years or more. Therefore, since Isaiah’s reference to Dumah had little to do with Isaiah’s time, we know that all of this has to refer to the end-time settings in which we live.
“Now all these things ... are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1 Corinthians 10:11
Dumah twice asks the watchman, “What of the night?” Anciently, watchmen were situated strategically on the walls of old Jerusalem. They were to alert the citizens to the approach of an enemy. Watchmen were not to slumber or sleep at the post of duty....
Today the watchmen on the walls are none other than those to whom the Holy Books of Scripture have been committed, to make them known to mankind, and not to hide them. Faithful watchmen today are to alert the world, including the children of the east, that a huge system of deception is active around the world to deceive God’s people in all nations. Seventh-day Adventists have been forewarning nations around the world of a powerful, compelling global movement of religious falsehoods and supernatural deceptions that will soon sweep earth’s millions into eternal ruin if they are not alerted to their danger. In response to Dumah and his question of ‘What of the night?’ Seventh-day Adventist watchmen are well aware that the “morning cometh.” They herald the eternal morning of the great day of God when Isa al-Masih appears in the clouds of heaven and every eye shall see Him.
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” Revelation 1:7
The watchmen know that at the very end of time, when Isa returns, the graves will open. There is to be a mass resurrection from burial places. Said Isa al-Masih,
“Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” Injeel John 5:28-29
Seventh-day Adventist watchmen first present the good news of the coming of the eternal day and how to prepare for that day. Then the watchmen also relate the message of the coming of the eternal night. That night of everlasting darkness is reserved for those who have joined themselves to oppose God’s law and the testimony of Jesus.
The watchmen will tell you that those who escape the snares of Satan will have to have the faith of Jesus, which is His righteous character and His righteous life applied to their lives. Now, during this time of apparent ease, it is time to become acquainted with Him. Daily we need to earnestly pray and read the Holy Books, so that in that crisis hour, we may stand prepared to meet Isa al-Masih in peace and be covered with His Righteousness.
“And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.” Taurat Deuteronomy 6:25
Those who do that will have “obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ...” 2 Peter 1:1
The great burden of every soul should be, Is my heart renewed? Is my soul transformed? Are my sins pardoned through faith in Christ? Have I been born again by the Spirit of Allah? Am I complying with the invitation, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)? ...Do you count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus? And do you feel it your duty to believe every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God?
“...Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.” Taurat Deuteronomy 7:6-9.
The watchmen will tell you that “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Injeel Matthew 4:4
Bible Prophecy About Arabia
“A prophecy concerning Arabia: You caravans of Dedanites, who camp in the thickets of Arabia, bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema, bring food for the fugitives. They flee from the sword, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow and from the heat of battle.” Isaiah 21:13-15 TNIV
Is this speaking about a time when Allah is calling on the elder brother Ishmael to bring bread and water to those who are fleeing from the spiritual battles of the last days? It appears so. Perhaps it also refers to the upcoming time when those from the west must flee from the actions of those wanting to implement the “mark of the beast.” They are forced to flee, as prophecy foretells they will not be allowed to buy or sell, but to where are they to flee? Perhaps those mentioned from the children of the east will open their hearts and lives, to bring the refugees who were fleeing for their lives into their homes. Will there be a united effort from those who are true to Allah and His will to help in this extreme time of need? It appears so. For fuller understanding of last day events, the reader is directed to a book entitled The Great Controversy by author E. G. White. That book is a must-read for the end times in which we live.
Jesus in The Qur'an
Many people have sincere questions regarding who is Jesus/ Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam? What do the Honored Qur’an and the Holy Books have to say about Him?
Jesus/Isa is the “way” (al sirat mustaqueem): Sura 43:61.
Jesus/Isa is the “truth” (al haq): Sura19:34. Jesus/Isa is the “life” (Min Rouhina): Sura 21:91, 66:12
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Injeel John 14:6
The following was prophesied about Isa by the ancient prophet Isaiah over 700 years before Isa al-Masih was born:
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Taurat Isaiah 7:14
Ages ago, there were men from east of Jerusalem who studied the ancient Hebrew scriptures. They observed a strange “star” in the east and recalled the words they had read in the Holy Books: “...There shall come a Star out of Jacob....” (Taurat Numbers 24:17). They recognized that this star would be a sign from Allah that He was sending some- one special into the world. As they studied the prophecies relating to
Isa al-Ma- sih ibn Maryam, they were convicted that Allah had given them clear
indications that this distinctive per- son had now come to earth. These wise men felt deeply impressed to travel to where this “star” would lead them.
It led them to Jerusalem. When they arrived, they questioned the Hebrews, saying, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” Injeel Matthew 2:2
“And they said... ‘In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet....’” Injeel Matthew 2:5
“And you, Bethlehem Ephratah, being least among the thousands of Judah, out of you He shall come forth to Me to become One ruling in Israel; and His goings forth have been from of old, from the days of eternity.” Micah 5:2 LITV
So they traveled toward Bethlehem, and as they went, the star reappeared and directed them to a house where Isa lived. “They entered the house and saw the child with His mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Injeel Matthew 2:11 NLT
The Honored Qur’an says that Isa al-Masih was a special person who was conceived supernaturally (via the Holy Spirit), through a virgin named Maryam and spoken into being (fayakun).
“She [Maryam] said: ‘O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?’ He said: ‘Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, “Be,” and it is!’” Sura 3.47 Aal-E-Imran
“She [Maryam] said: ‘How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not un- chaste?’” Sura 19.20 Maryam
“And (remember) her [Maryam] who guarded her chastity: We breathed into her of Our spirit, and We made her and her son a sign for all peoples.” Sura 21.91 Al-Anbiya
“And Mary... who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (her body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord....” Sura 66.12 At-Tahrim
“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be preg- nant through the Holy Spirit.” Injeel Matthew 1:18 TNIV
The Injeel confirms the prophecy of Isaiah that Isa al-Masih was to be born to a virgin.
“In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Ga- briel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are high- ly favored! The Lord is with you.’ Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.’
“‘How will this be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin?’
“The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will over- shadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.’” Injeel Luke 1:26-35 TNIV
Isa, Gift of a Holy Son
“He [Angel of God] said: ‘Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.” Sura 19.19 Maryam
He is of Allah’s Spirit (Rouhana Allah): Sura 19:17, 21:91, 66:12.
A Spirit of/from Allah (Rouh minhu Allah): Sura 4:171.
Strengthened/led (ayyadhu) by the Holy Spirit (Rouh Qudus): Sura 2:87, 2:253, 5:110.
“...We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit....” Sura 2.87 Al-Baqara
“Then will Allah say: ‘O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount My favour to thee and to thy mother. Behold! I strengthened thee with the holy spirit... . Behold! I taught thee the Book [Bible] and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel... and thou healest those born blind, and the lepers, by My leave. And behold! thou bringest forth the dead by My leave....’” Sura 5.110 Al-Maeda
Isa al-Masih is the gospel or glad tidings from Allah.
“‘Behold! the angels said: ‘O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tid- ings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah...’” Sura 3.45 Aal-E-Imran
“And the angel said to them, Do not fear. For behold, I give to you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” Injeel Luke 2:10 MKJV
Isa is the Word of Allah (kalimatu Allah); His Word: Sura 3:39, 3:45, 4:171
“...Christ Jesus the son of Mary was... a messenger of Allah, and His Word....” Sura 4.171 An-Nisa
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Injeel John 1:1 TNIV
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Injeel John 1:14 TNIV
Isa was: A son pure, without sin (zakiyyah) righteous: Sura 3:46, 19:19
Had no vanity or wickedness: Sura 19:32
Is righteous (saliheen): Sura 3:46, 6:85
Nearest to Allah (muqarrabeen, a special place of honor); he is the only one clearly given this position in the Qur’an: Sura 3:45.
“...Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah...” Sura 3.45 Aal-E-Imran
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;” Injeel Hebrews 1:1-3
Isa al-Masih is the keenest re- flection of Allah, for the purpose of demonstrating to the human family what Allah is like in character, and to confirm how we, too, can live. Thus we see Allah clearly reflected in Isa al-Masih.
Isa is mediator/noble/exalted (wa- jihan or wajih) now and hereafter. (This was an exclusive attribute given only to Isa al-Masih and Moses, who, interestingly, were the two covenant presenters.): Sura 3:45
Is intercessor (shafa’a) Sura 2:255, 21:28
“For there is only one God and one Mediator who can recon- cile God and humanity--the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5 NLT
This was fulfilling the ancient prophecy of Isaiah:
“Therefore I will give him [Isa al-Masih] a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made inter- cession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53:12 TNIV
Is the straight path (siratun mis- taqueem): Sura 3:51, 43:61
Given the secrets of the unseen (ghyab) (supernatural): Sura 3:44
Allah’s favor was on him: Sura 5:110, 43:59
Allah blessed (mubarak) him wherever he was: Sura 19:31 Given wisdom and revelation of the Old Testament and Gospel: Sura
3:48, 2:136, 19:30, 43:63, 57:27 Allah revealed His will to Jesus/
Isa: Sura 4:163
Is like (is the second) Adam:
Called the messiah: Sura 3:45,
4:157, 4:171, 4:172, 5:17 (twice), 5:72 (twice), 5:75, 9:30, 9:31
A “mercy from Allah” (rahma- tun): Sura 19:21
Was a clear sign (be-yinat, mean- ing “clear and without doubt”) unto men (all mankind): Sura 2:87, 19:21, 21:91, 43:61
Healed the blind and lepers: Sura 3:49, 5:110
Had power to raise the dead: Sura 3:49, 5:110
Miraculously brings food to earth from heaven: Sura 5:112–115
People plotted (against him): Sura 3:54
He was falsely accused: Sura 3:55
Died (mutawafeka is from the Arabic verb tawwafa (cause to die) while amutu is rooted in mata (died), Sura 3:55, 4:159, 5:117, 19:33
“Died for the ungodly:” Injeel Romans 5:6
“Christ died for us....” Injeel Romans 5:8
“Died and rose....” Injeel Romans 14:9
“Christ died for our sins.” Injeel I Corinthians 15:3
Resurrected from the dead (yum uba’athu): Sura 19:33
Ascended up to Allah in heaven: Sura 3:55, 4:158
Coming back on judgment day (yum al-qiyama): Sura 3:55, 4:159,43:61
A sign of, and knows the hour of judgment: Sura 43:61
A messenger/apostle (rasul): Sura 4:157, 5:75
A prophet (nabyyun) of Allah: Sura 19:30
A servant (abd Allah) of Allah: Sura 4:172, 19:30, 43:59
A faithful (shahid) witness for Allah: Sura 4:159, 5:117
Peace (salaam) rests on him: Sura 19:33
Disciples are Allah’s helpers (an- sar Allah) of the revelation of Jesus/ Isa: Sura 3:52, 61:14
Disciples are witnesses to the truth of Jesus/Isa: Sura 5:113
We are ordered to obey (atee’uon) him: Sura 3:50, 43:63
Who is Isa al-masih Ibn Maryam?
He is the perfect reflection of Allah, God in human flesh. Through Him we gain a clear understanding of what God is really like.
“Christ Jesus is... nearest to Allah” Sura 3:45 Aal-E-Imran
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provid- ed purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” Injeel Hebrews 1:3 TNIV
“No one has ever seen God. But the unique One [Isa al-Masih]... is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.” Injeel John 1:18 NLT
Isa al-Masih is the only one who is intimately connected to, and is in the immediate presence of, Allah.
“No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.” Injeel John 6:46 TNIV
Jesus reveals His Father through His own life.
“Jesus said to him, Have I been with you such a long time and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. And how do you say, Show us the Father?” Injeel John 14:9 MKJV
“No one has seen God at any time; the Only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” Injeel John 1:18 MKJV
“The Word became flesh [human] and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 TNIV
“For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossian 2:9.
So it stands to reason that if Isa al- Masih is the “Word of Allah,” then it is not only extremely important, but most urgent, to find out what Isa al-Masih taught! Both the Honored Qur’an and the Bible teach that Isa al-Masih or Jesus Christ the Messiah is the Word of Allah or God! In mercy to mankind, Isa al-Masih has been sent to show us, by example and by His personal instruction, what God is like. He came to help us understand the way to Heaven. In mercy to mankind, Isa al-Masih was sent down! If we wish to know and understand Allah, we need to read what Isa taught and how He lived.
What did Isa Teach?
We can only describe in brief what He taught. It is highly recommended that the reader obtain a copy of the Injeel for himself, to read it in his preferred language. It is exceedingly clear that to Jesus was given the gospel, or the “good news from God.” For a free download of the Injeel see: www.e-sword.org
“...We sent after them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the Gospel; and We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him Compassion and Mercy... but many of them [followers of Jesus] are rebellious transgressors.” Sura 57.27 Al-Hadid
“It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).” Sura 3.3 Aal-E-Imran
“And in their [ancient prophets’] footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.” Sura 5.46 Al-Maeda
“If only they [People of the Book] had stood fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that was sent to them from their Lord, they would have enjoyed happiness from every side. There is from among them a party on the right course: but many of them follow a course that is evil.” Sura 5.66 Al-Maeda
“Say: ‘O People of the Book! ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord.’ It is the revelation that cometh to thee from thy Lord, that increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy...” Sura 5.68 Al-Maeda
In the Gospel we find revealed the will of Allah for mankind. Especially should the chapters or Suras of Matthew 5 and 6 be studied in depth.
“And seeing the multitudes, He [Isa al-Masih] went up into a mountain. And when He had sat down, His disciples came to Him. And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are they that mourn! For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek! For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness! For they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful! For they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart! For they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers! For they shall be called the sons of God. Blessed are they who have been persecuted for righteousness sake! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for your reward in Heaven is great. For so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its savor, with what shall it be salted? It is no longer good for anything, but to be thrown out and to be trodden underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under the grain-measure, but on a lamp stand. And it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven. Do not think that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to destroy but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, Till the heaven and the earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass from the Law until all is fulfilled.”
The Eternal gardens
We must ever keep in mind that this world is not our home. Allah has prepared a better land, a heavenly one, to which He wishes all from earth would come. Unfortunately, most will choose not to come under the authority of Allah and His Holy Laws, the Ten Commandments, nor accept Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam as their Redeemer from sin. But for the righteous who accept the terms of Allah’s laws, there is promised:
“Gardens of Eternity which they will enter: beneath them flow (pleasant) rivers: they will have therein all that they wish: thus doth Allah reward the righteous.” Sura 16.31 An-Nahl
Allah wants you and me to be there. He has given us exceeding great promises from His Holy Books so that we need not fail of being there. Will we allow Allah to have His will in our lives? The Holy Books’ promises are sure.
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4
Yes, dear reader, whoever you are, Allah has an intense interest in your salvation. Shall we not place our trust in Allah, who sent Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam on such an extensive journey to this wicked earth to bring us hope of an eternity?
It is my sincere wish and hope that you will be among those who are in those eternal gardens forevermore.
The Narrow Path
We need to earnestly pray from the heart that Allah will gracefully listen to our earnest entreaties for knowledge regarding the “straight way.” Many paths of life lead in the wrong direction. Therefore, we need to constantly breathe this prayer (dua) to Allah for guidance in the “straight way” or, as Isa (Jesus) al-Masih ibn Maryam called it, the “narrow way” and the “strait gate” which leads to life. Injeel Matthew .7:13-14
Never for a moment can we be at ease, thinking that we are safe from the deceptions of Iblis the devil. We must always walk in humility before Allah, remembering our need of His wisdom and strength. Remember that in heaven itself, Iblis was able to deceive many of the loyal angels of Allah to join him in the greatest rebellion in the universe of Allah:
“And another sign was seen in the heavens. And behold a great red dragon, [Iblis or Satan] having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads! And his [Iblis’] tail drew the third part of the stars [angels] of heaven, and cast them onto the earth....” Revelation 12:3-4
Since he has been cast out from Heaven, he has made this earth his headquarters:
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:7-9
Iblis was able to deceive our first parents because they listened to his deceptions:
“...They both ate of the tree, and so their nakedness appeared to them: they began to sew together, for their covering, leaves from the Garden: thus did Adam disobey his Lord, and allow himself to be seduced.” Sura 20.121 Ta-Ha
Iblis the Devil uses the same seductions now to deceive all on planet earth who are not guarded and protected by Allah.
“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that day, the great day of God Almighty.” Revelation 16:13-14
It is important to note that Iblis the devil and his deceivers work through three agencies on earth: the dragon, (financial and political leaders of the world, many of whom do not honor God, but are spiritualists), the beast (Roman papacy) and the false prophet (apostate Protestantism in the USA).
Three Angels' Messages: Most Solemn Warnings
To counter this work, Allah in mercy has given us three end-of- time messages, called the “three angels’ messages,” to keep us from falling into the deceptions from Iblis. Dear ones, the most solemn warnings ever given to mankind are found in those messages that Allah has given to Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam for these last days. Isa received them and gave them to Yahya, the servant of Allah, through His angel. Yahya wrote them in the Injeel called the Revelation of Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam (Revelation 1:1). These critical messages of prophecy carry with them the divine blessings from Allah to all who will give earnest attention to them. They are urgent counsel from heaven for our time.
“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things
which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Revelation 1:3
First Angel's Message
The announcement of the first angel is that we need to fear God [Allah] and give glory to Him. The solemn reason given is the arrival of the judgment hour!
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the [everlasting good news] to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Revelation 14:6-7
This message is to go to the whole world during the final days of earth’s history—to “every nation, kindred, tongue, and people.” All on earth are to hear this “everlasting good news” and the solemn warning that accompanies it. None will be judged unawares; all will know what is expected of them. Allah in mercy is giving us time to understand and heed the messages which He sends. Allah will condemn none who are in darkness, but the condemnation will come if, when the light of truth comes to the soul, the soul chooses to remain in darkness of error.
The Hour of Judgment
Yes, we are living in the time of Allah’s judgment of every human that has ever lived. It is now being decided who are the true followers of Allah and of the One whom He sent— the One who is nearest to Allah: Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam.
In the Honored Qur’an, there is mentioned that back in the days of the desert prophet, the hour of judgment was nigh or near, but had not arrived yet.
The “hour of Judgment is nigh.” Sura 54:01 Al-Qamar.
This “day” or “hour of Judgment” is mentioned in the Honored Qur’an well over 80 times. Thus it certainly seems to be a subject which is not to be taken lightly.
Yahya’s prophetic message that the long-expected judgment hour had finally come is directly connected with an earlier message from the prophet Daniel (Daniel 8:14). That message involved the cleansing of the sanctuary in heaven, where Isa now ministers as High Priest for only a short while longer. The message speaks of a time when
the judgment or court would sit and decide who truly are Allah’s followers. It is obviously a heavenly tribunal, as heavenly beings are deciding who
belongs to Allah. This is called by the prophet Daniel the “cleansing” or clearing of the sanctuary:
“...Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Daniel 8:14
Those words define an ancient timeline from the Taurat, given by Allah to the prophet Daniel, so that we may understand the timing of the judgment. We may know when it would begin. According to the Holy Books, this time prophecy of the heavenly cleaning would begin on October 22, 1844 AD. Ever since that date, the end-time judgment described by Daniel (Daniel 7:9-10) has been underway.
This means, dear friend, that day by day you and I have been watched as to our actions, thoughts and words. Who has your heart? Upon whom are your chief affections? Are they on the things of Allah? Or are they centered here upon earth and in business dealings here?
“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.” Psalm 34:15-16
In Revelation’s prophecy this warning of the judgment, with the connected messages of the other angels, is followed by the coming of the Son of man (Isa al- Masih ibn Maryam) in the clouds of heaven. The proclamation of the judgment is an announcement that Isa’s second coming is at hand. This proclamation is called the everlasting gospel. Thus the preaching of Isa’s second coming, the announcement of its nearness, is shown to be a wonderful and essential part of the final message of mercy to this fallen world. It means that when the judgment of the living and the dead is completed, Isa will come back to earth to gather to Himself all those who have honored Him with their loving obedience. Those faithful ones He will take back to heaven with Him.
The Honored Qur’an reveals that Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam is the “sign” for the coming Hour of Judgment.
“And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment):therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.” Sura 43.61 Az-Zukhruf
Worship The Creator
The first angel’s message— the one announcing the “hour of judgment is come”— also counsels all people of earth to “worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Injeel Revelation 14:7
This portion of the three angels’ messages refers back to the Taurat and the ten commandments. The fourth commandment of Allah states that He is the creator of “heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is.” Taurat Exodus 20:11
It is quite ironic that the commandment which has been forgotten is the one that begins with the word “remember.” And it is through the first angel’s message of Revelation 14:7 that we are reminded to “remember” the Sabbath (As-Sabt), the seventh day of each week, as the day set aside by the Creator God as a day of rest, as a memorial of Creation. We therefore honor and “worship Him” when we, in willing obedience, cease our work and rest on each Sabbath (Saturday).
The following law was written by Allah’s own finger upon stone tablets.
“When the LORD finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, written by the finger of God.” Taurat Exodus 31:18 NLT
His words were:
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Taurat Exodus 20:8-11.
Today, millions upon millions of souls upon earth have forgotten the day of rest on the seventh day of the week— a day that Allah at Creation had set aside for mankind. Thus in warnings similar to the time of Noah, today the inhabitants of the entire planet are being warned to “remember the Sabbath.” Obedience to Allah’s Word is the greatest evidence of worshipping Him. We may perform great acts and make great displays to worship Allah, but the test of genuine worship is always obedience to His Word. An ancient prophet named Samuel long ago stated,
“...What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to His voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of lambs.” Taurat 1 Samuel 15:22 NLT.
With far too many, obedience to Allah’s Word is only on the lips.
“They have ‘obedience’ on their lips...” Sura 4:81 An-Nisa.
However, their day and night actions and words prove their commitment is only superficial. The ancient prophet Ezekiel in the Taurat saw the issue of his day as being very similar. He boldly declared,
“And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their covetousness.” Taurat Ezekiel 33:31
Rather than lose business, most men today ignore the commandment from Allah to rest from our earthly labors on the seventh day and seek Allah, rather than their business opportunities. If only we would be submissive to Allah’s laws, the ten commandments, and rest according to the fourth commandment, how different our world would be.
“If only they had stood fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that was sent to them from their Lord, they would have enjoyed happiness from every side. There is from among them a party on the right course: but many of them follow a course that is evil.” Sura 5.66 Al-Maeda
Too often, men pay Allah lip service, but their hearts and lives are far from Him. Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam said long ago,
“This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” Injeel Matthew 15:8.
Obedience to the words of Allah, is always the great test as to whether we really are worshipping Allah. Anything short of full obedience to His Word is only a mockery, and hypocrisy.
Babylon is Fallen, is Fallen
Heaven’s second end-time message, borne by the second angel, announces to the world that the churches that once walked in truth have now cast it aside. They have caused “the earth and them which dwell therein to worship” according to man-made teachings, rather than in obedience to the Word of Allah. Today, teachings that are not found in the Holy Books are being taught by the Roman church, most Christian churches, and other religions around the world.
Jesus said, “...In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Injeel Mark 7:7 We note a few brief examples of these errors which have swept over the entire world.
First, it is now taught that Allah is not particular regarding what you eat. In particular, it is taught that Allah no longer puts any difference between the clean (hallel) and unclean (haram).
Thus the flesh of swine is freely consumed. This is an error that has caused untold grief. Clearly the Holy Books have revealed that certain animals are not to be eaten or even touched by man. A complete list of the animals which Allah considers haram is recorded in the Taurat Leviticus, chapter 11. In brief, the unclean or haram animals are camels and all other four-footed animals that do not both chew the cud and have cloven feet; coneys, rabbits, and all other rodents; swine or pigs; fish without both fins and scales; and all predatory birds. It is the Church of Rome and those who closely follow her that place no distinction between the clean and unclean animals.
It is likewise believed that alcohol can be freely consumed. Even in the religious service called “the Mass,” alcohol is consumed by the priests. This has been forbidden by the Words of Allah, but this counsel has been rejected and forgotten. Clearly the words are written, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1. Another error is that Maryam, the mother of Jesus, is worshipped as God. She is prayed to, worshipped, bowed to in the form of an image, and appealed to for favors. But the
Words of Allah are plain:
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Taurat Exodus 20:3. Although Maryam died long ago and rests in her grave, there is confusion about her. Some worship her because of “apparitions,” or spiritualistic manifestations of her, during which she appears to be in communication with those on earth. This is a fatal deception and temptation of Iblis.
“For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles....” Revelation 16:14
Still another error is that the commandment to rest on the sacred seventh day of the week--as- Sabt, Sabbath, or Saturday--is no longer binding, and that Sunday, the day of pagan sun worship, has replaced the Sabbath of Al- lah. This is an almost universal deception.
“...Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you... Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD...” Taurat Exodus 31:13-17.
But we see today, almost around the world, that business shops are closed on Sunday, the first day of the week! The Sabbath is said to be for the Jews only, but the commandment was given long before there were Jews.
Another deception is the use in many churches of idols of wood, stone, silver and gold in the worship of God. This is done in rebellion toward, or ignorance of, God’s second commandment:
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” Taurat Exodus 20:4-6.
Clearly, making idols and using them for worship of Allah is strictly forbidden.
Grave Errors about Death
Yet another false teaching which has led many to fall is the teaching that when people die and are laid in their graves, they are not really dead. It is widely taught that there can be communication between those who have died and the living. This fatal error is of Iblis and is a deadly error, for the Holy Books are explicitly clear that the “dead do not know anything”—not even Maryam.
“For the living know that they shall die; but the dead do not know anything, nor do they have any more a reward; for their memory is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; nor do they any longer have a part forever in all that is done under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 9:5-6.
If the dead do not know anything, then why try to consult them? The Word of God says they are sleeping and unconscious of anything happening around them, and will remain so until the resurrection. The Holy Books confirm that
“Dead people don’t praise the LORD. Those who lie quietly in the grave don’t praise him.” Psalms 115:17 NIrV
“Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.” Ecclesiastes 9:10 NLT
“Someone may say to you, ‘Let’s ask the mediums and those who consult the spirits of the dead. With their whisperings and mutterings, they will tell us what to do.’ But shouldn’t people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from the dead?” Isaiah 8:19 NLT
At the end of time, there will be a resurrection from the dead; until then, the dead will all sleep.
“So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.Job 14:12-15
“But those who die in the LORD will live; their bodies will rise again! Those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy!” Isaiah 26:19 NLT
“I’m telling you a mystery. Not all of us will die, but we will all be changed. It will happen in an instant, in a split second at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will come back to life. They will be changed so that they can live forever. This body that decays must be changed into a body that cannot decay. This mortal body must be changed into a body that will live forever. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53.” GW
With just these few errors, we can see that Iblis the Devil has given people the intoxicating “wine” of Babylon to drink, to mislead their minds and loyalty to Allah. God’s Holy Books have been set aside for man’s theories and man’s teachings. Oh, how Iblis is deceiving the entire world with his artful deceptions, and how few realize the errors they are embracing. How few know they are following evil ways!
If any man Worship The Beast and His Image...
As we continue to search into the most solemn warnings ever given to mankind since the time of Noah and the great flood, we note that the Revelation given by Allah to Isa al- Masih ibn Maryam, and recorded for later generations by Yahya, contains some of the strongest language ever given by Allah to mankind. In the third end-time angel message to those living on the earth, the angel commissioned by heaven loudly forewarns of the judgment and also warns the inhabitants of earth regarding reception of the “mark of the beast” in the last days.
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:” Revelation 14:9-10.
What does “worshipping the beast” mean? What does it mean to receive his “mark” in the forehead or the hand? And what is the wine of Allah’s wrath? We seek to answer these questions in these few pages. Remember to always ask Allah in sincere prayer (du’a) over this and every other question in life for which you need answers. He is as ready and willing to help us understand as He was willing to help even the ancient Daniel understand the vision of a prophecy.
“I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding...: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision;” “know therefore and understand....” Daniel 9:22, 25
With this same assurance that God gave to the prophet Daniel, we, too, can understand the prophecies of Revelation. That book tells us:
“The whole world marveled at this miracle [the beast restored to power] and gave allegiance to the beast.” Revelation 13:3 NLT.
In fact, the beast and his promoters will seek to control the entire world. We read that he will be successful, too--except for those who refuse to receive the “mark” of the beast.
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Revelation 13:7-8.
Finally, the decree will go forth that no one may buy or sell or do any trade or business, unless they have a certain “mark” in their forehead or in their hand:
“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:17.
Thus this system will seek to control all the world, first through deceptions and miracles, then through economic oppression, and finally through threat of death. The command will go forth that
“...As many as would not worship the image of the beast [obey its laws] should be killed.” Revelation 13:15
Who is The "Beast”?
To “worship the beast,” we must first know what the beast represents and who it is. In Bible prophecy, a “beast” is a nation or earthly power. We first find the beast power mentioned in Daniel under the title of “the little horn.” Daniel 7:8; 8:9. It is the power that “thinks to change [God’s] times and laws.” Daniel 7:25.
Then in the Revelation of Isa al- Masih we find that the same earthly power is represented as a beast—and a strange beast indeed! As described in Revelation 13:1-2,
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
We must never forget that last sentence! It was not Allah that gave this beast its power and authority, but Iblis the devil.
This “beast” or earthly power just described is the papacy in Rome. The papacy is at the head of a religious system that was initially pure, but which became adulterated and impure, as teachings and rituals of paganism were adopted into its religious practices and beliefs. It elevates man’s traditions and church laws above the Word and law of God. This apostate religious system has now spread its teachings worldwide. It is represented in a number of places in the Holy Books in the following twelve ways:
“little horn”: Daniel 7 and 8
“man of sin”: 2 Thessalonians 2:3
“king of fierce countenance”: Daniel 8:23
“scarlet woman”: Revelation 17:4
“the great whore”: Revelation 17:1,19:2
“the beast”: Revelation 13-17, 19, 20.
“666”: Revelation 13:18
“Babylon the Great” ; Revelation 17:5; 18:2
“Mother of Harlots”: Revelation 17:5
“mystery of iniquity”: Revelation 17; 2 Thessalonians 2:7
“abominations of the earth”:Revelation 17:5
“antichrist”: 1 John 2:22; 4:3
As mentioned before, worship is the issue, and the devil is working through this false system to gain the worship of earth’s millions. The issue will be worshipping according to the Roman system of honoring the pope and ceasing to work on Sunday, the papacy’s “day of rest,” versus honoring Allah by resting from labor on the day that he originally set aside at the time of Creation. That holy day is the seventh day of the week, the true “Sabbath day.”
The Sabbath of Rest
Here is the brief account from the Taurat of the creation of Earth and the history of true Sabbath rest instituted by Allah Himself.
“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.” Taurat Genesis 2:2
Those who were given God’s Word in the past were to“...make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it; but they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And vile was the bargain they made!” Sura 3.187 Aal-E-Imran.
The Bible scriptures were to be made “known and clear” to mankind, but alas! A religious institution has dared to attempt to change God’s holy and perfect Word. Never was such an assignment given by Allah, yet men have become so accustomed to the “tradition” of keeping the pagan Sunday that acceptance of truth has become difficult.
The USA in Bible Prophecy
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth [legislatively compels] the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Revelation 13:11-18 KJV
This second beast of Revelation 13 arising from the earth promotes many of the errors of Rome and aligns itself with the apostasy of Rome, becoming the chief agent to impose the false Sabbath upon her shores and over the entire world. This beast with lamb-like horns appears to be Christian, but it will speak, the Bible warns, as a dragon—as Iblis. Here is brought to our view the role of the USA and Protestantism in the end of time.
It is chiefly through the legislative councils in that land, in league with apostate religious rulers, that a law will be passed contrary to the Laws of God. In defiance of Allah, they will attempt to bring Sunday worship upon the whole earth, thereby rejecting God’s true Sabbath of rest.
Reaching Earth’s Last Hour
Men have become bold in transgression. The wickedness of the inhabitants of the world has almost filled up the measure of their iniquity. This earth has almost reached the place where Allah will permit the destroyer to work his will upon it. The substitution of the laws of men for the law of Allah, the exaltation, by merely human authority, of Sunday in place of the Bible Sabbath, is the last act in the drama. When this subsitution becomes universal, Allah will reveal Himself. He will arid in His majesty to shake terribly the earth. He will come out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the world for their iniquity, and the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
These events arc not far in the future. We are therefore in perilous times, not only economically and socially, but in a spiritual sense we are in grave danger. We need to return to Allah and pay close attention to His Book, the Holy Books of Scripture. To choose the teachings of the apostate Roman
church and those of the fallen Protestant churches rather than Allah 's teachings is to choose most unwisely and with dire consequences.
The Bible tells us that those who finally receive the mark of the beast will also suffer the wrath of Allah unmixed with mercy. They will be the ones who substitute the Laws of Allah with the Laws of men. Clearly the Word of Allah warns. "The same [those who accept and promote the Sunday and other errors) shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb."
Here the Honored Qur 'an is counseling the People of the Book,
" If only the People of the Book had believed and been righteous, We should indeed have blotted out their iniquities and admitted them to gardens of bliss." Sura 5.65 AI· Maeda.
" If only" they had listened to the Book (Bible) and allowed the Laws of Allah to stand as they were written, and obeyed them, but no .... They sought to change what was sacred. Now the displeasure of Allah is upon those who (encouraged this illegal change of the Laws of Allah "Say: ‘O People of the Book! ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord ... '"Sura 5.68 Al·Macda.
How to Avoid the Mark of the Beast
We must resolve to only follow Allah's sacred laws as they are recorded in the Taurat, as given
to Moses on the towering heights
"And We ordained laws for him [Moses] in the tablets in all matters, both commanding and explaining all
things, (and said): 'Take and hold these with firmness, and enjoin thy people to hold fast by the best in the
precepts .... "' Sum 7.145 AI-Araf
Today Allah is asking all people the question He asked Moses long
"How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my Laws? ..
Taurat Exodus 16:28
The only safe path for our feet is to obey and abide by all of Allah's commandments, including the fourth commandment to rest on the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Allah 's covenant, written in stone, has always been for all His beings to keep His sacred laws and Commandments.
"Therefore shall ye keep my commandments) and do them: 1 am
the LORD." Taurat Leviticus 22:31
..... thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command
thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God." Taurat Deuteronomy 13:18
The only way our hearts can be perfect with Allah is to walk willingly according to all His commandments.
" Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day."
Taurat 1 Kings 8:61
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." Ecclesiastes 12: 13
With whom does Allah keep His covenant?
" ... God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who with those him and keep his commandments ... "
Daniel 9:4 TNIV
Isa al-Masih ibn Maryam told us, “...If thou wilt enter into life [eternal], keep the commandments.” Injeel Matthew 19:17
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” Injeel 1 John 5:3
Can sinful Beings keep The holy Laws of Allah?
If we humbly submit to Allah and Isa al-Masih, whom He has sent down from heaven, we can be empowered to do His eternal will. Allah will “...perfect you in every good work, in order to do His will, doing in you that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever...” Hebrews 13:21 LITV
How will Allah do that? He has promised to do something which is completely impossible for us to do for ourselves. We need Allah’s Spirit to work in our lives to perform His work. Therefore, if we submit to Him fully, He will accomplish for you and me His Holy will. If we so desire, God will write His holy and sacred Law into our very hearts and minds, and we shall have a desire to do them. We shall even be empowered to keep His holy Law.
Mankind the world over is trampling upon the Sacred Laws of Allah.
“But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of [spiritual] Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Taurat Jeremiah 31:33.
There it is from the Injeel, how Allah will work for all who give Him consent. Many years ago, God wrote His sacred law upon tablets of stone, but now in these last days, He wishes to instill them in our willing hearts and minds.
“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them...” Injeel Hebrews 10:16.
It is our solemn and earnest prayer (dua) that all who read this literature will give Allah consent to write His pure laws in their hearts and minds.
The People of The Book and The Covenant
“And remember Allah took a covenant from the People of the Book [Christians], to make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it; but they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And vile was the bargain they made!” Sura 3.187 Aal-E-Imran
How has this been fulfilled in the past? When the Roman Church ruled the world in past centuries, her chief agents had decreed:
“To read the Bible, to hear or preach it or even to speak concerning it, was to incur the penalty of death by the stake. To pray to God in secret, to refrain from bowing to an image [idol], or to sing a psalm, was also punishable with death.” The Great Controversy, p. 240.
The leaders of the Catholic Church exercised control over king and peasant in the Dark Ages, thus accruing power to themselves.
“... For hundreds of years the circulation of the Bible was prohibited. The people were forbidden to read it or to have it in their houses, and unprincipled priests and prelates interpreted its teachings to sustain their pretensions. Thus the pope came to be almost universally acknowledged as the vicegerent of God on earth, endowed with authority over Church and State.” Ibid., p. 51.
And thus the Bible or, as it is called in the Honored Qur’an, the “balance” between right and wrong, was dishonored and discarded.
“We sent aforetime our messengers [prophets of old time] with Clear Signs and sent down with them the Book [Bible] and the Balance (of Right and Wrong), that men may stand forth in justice....” Sura 57.25 Al-Hadid.
Remember what was given to Moses (Musa) in the wilderness? “And remember We gave Moses the Scripture and the Criterion (Between right and wrong): There was a chance for you to be guided aright.” Sura 2.53 Al-Baqara
Yet papal Rome has sought to do away with the Scriptures and the “Criterion” between right and wrong. Indeed, leading men of the Romish church, or the papacy itself, has changed the words of Scripture and misinterpreted them.
Have The Ancient Words of Allah been changed?
“But the transgressors changed the word from that which had been given them; so We sent on the transgressors a plague from heaven, for that they infringed (Our command) repeatedly.” Sura 2.059 Al-Baqara
This adulteration of God’s Word had been prophesied by the ancient prophets. A system would arise and seek to change the sacred Laws and Words of Allah. Listen to words from the ancient prophet Daniel:
“And he [the little horn power, or the papacy] shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” Daniel 7:25.
Isaiah, an ancient prophet who preceded Daniel, also foresaw our day. Notice his words:
“The earth suffers for the sins of its people, for they have twisted God’s instructions, violated His laws, and broken His everlasting covenant.” Isaiah 24:5 NLT
The King James Version tells it this way:
“The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” Isaiah 24:5 KJV
What was altered in Allah’s Word? It was His sacred Law, the Ten Commandments, along with other divine counsel from Allah that was changed.
How have Allah’s Commands been “infringed repeatedly”? Sura 2.59 Al-Baqara. Here are just a few examples, some of which have been mentioned previously:
The Roman church has commanded the honoring of the Sunday, the pagan day of sun worship, in place of the Sabbath, the holy rest day of Allah (As-Sabt).
Unclean foods such as pork (swine), and other unclean (haram) animals are no longer considered unclean or haram.
Idols are used in the worship services in the Roman or papal church.
Gambling and drinking alcohol, which is forbidden in the Holy Books, is now freely done by many who profess God. Even in the religious service of the Catholic Mass, alcohol is used by the priests.
Maryam (Mary) is worshipped and prayed to as if she were God. Who has told the Christians to worship Mary as God? Sura 5:115,116 Al- Maeda. It was not Isa al-Masih who did this, but the idolatrous leaders of the Roman or papal apostasy.
“Ye People of the Book [Christians]! Why do ye clothe Truth with falsehood, and conceal the Truth, while ye have knowledge? Sura 3.71 Aal-E-Imran
Now is the time for all people on earth to fully return to the sacred Laws of Allah, as they were given to mankind long ago. These laws had been forgotten by Israel of old while in slavery in Egypt. After their escape from Egyptian bondage, Allah had to remind Moses and the children of Israel of these sacred precepts. Moses was called up to the towering heights of Mt. Sinai, where he was given the sacred Laws in the form of tablets of stone, upon which Allah Himself had written His Laws once again for all to see and read.
Soon the decree will go forth to the entire world.
“And he [Lamb like beast, USA] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save e that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17.
Obedience to the papal command to cease from unnecessary labor on this false day of rest, dear friends, is the observable “mark of apostasy,” the “mark of [obedience to] the beast.”
Who will receive it? Who will resist it? Who will stay true to Allah and His sacred Laws? Who will stand in defense of truth, while others around them fall? Will you?
The Law of God: Taurat
Here are listed the sacred laws of Allah, as found in the Taurat.
I-“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
II-“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep my commandments.
III- “Thou shall not take the name of the Lord they God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guilt less that taketh His name in vain.
IV- “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all they work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, or thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the sev enth day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
V- “Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI-“Thou shalt not kill.
VII- “Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII-“Thou shalt not steal.
IX- “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
X- “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s.” Taurat Exodus 20:1-18
The sacred laws of Allah are for all time, for all eternity, and for all nations and peoples to follow. Allah has solemnly said,
“I will not alter nor break the thing that is gone out of my lips.” Zabur Psalms 89:34
The Law of God: Injeel
Listed below are the sacred laws of Allah, according to the Gospel/ Injeel:
I- “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:10
II- “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.” 1 John 5:21; Acts 17:29
Ill- “That the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed.” 1 Timothy 6:1
IV- “Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day.” “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.” “For He spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all His works.” “There remaineth therefore a keeping of a Sabbath to the people of God. For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His.” “For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth.” Matthew 24:20; Mark 2:27, 28; Hebrews 4:4, 9, 10, margin; Colossians 1:16
V- “Honor thy father and thy mother.” Matthew 19:19
VI- “Thou shalt not kill.” Romans 13:9
VII- “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Matthew 19:18
VIII- “Thou shalt not steal.” Romans 13:9
IX- “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” Romans 13:9
X- “Thou shalt not covet.” Romans 7:7 “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Romans 3:31 “They ... rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.” Luke 23:54-56
Regarding the Sabbath in the earth made new:
“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain, and it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and that from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 66:22-23; see Mark 2:27-28
The Law of God: The honored Qur'an
“And remember We took your covenant and We raised above you (the towering height) of Mount (Si- nai): (Saying): ‘Hold firmly to what We have given you, and hearken (to the Law).’” Sura 2:93 Al-Baqara
“It is He who sent down to thee ...the Law ...as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).” Sura 3:3 Aal-E-Imran
1-“Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him....” Sura 17:23 Al-Isra
“...Allah.... There is no god but He....” Sura 35:3 Fatir
2-“...But shun the abomination of idols.” Al-Hajj 22.30
“And they set up (idols) as equal to Allah, to mislead (men) from the Path....” Sura 14:30 Ibrahim
3-“The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on him by them; but shun such men as use profanity in his names....” Sura 7:180 Al-Araf
4-“...Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days.... He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His command....” Sura 7:54 Al-Araf
“...We cursed the Sab- bath-breakers....” Sura 4:47 An-Nisa
“....We commanded them: “Transgress not in the matter of the sabbath.” Sura 4:154 Al-Baqara
5-“...That ye be kind to parents... but address them in terms of hon- our.” Sura 17:23 Al-Isra
6-“...Take not life, which Allah hath made sacred....” Sura 6:151 Al-Anaam
7-“Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is...an evil...” Sura 17:32 Al-Isra 8-“...That they will not steal....”
Sura 60:12 Al-Mumtahina
“But if the thief repents after his crime, and amends his conduct, Al- lah turneth to him in forgiveness....” Sura 5:39 Al-Maeda
9-“...Shun the word that is false.” Sura 22:30 Al-Hajj
“...Allah guides not one who... lies.” Sura 40:28 Al-Ghafir
“Give full measure when ye mea- sure, and weigh with a balance that is straight....” Sura 17:35 Al-Isra
10-“And in no wise covet....” Sura 4:32 An-Nisa
“...We ordained laws for him in the tablets in all matters, both commanding and explaining all things, (and said): ‘Take and hold these with firmness, and enjoin thy people to hold fast by the best in the precepts....’” Sura 7:145 Al-Araf
“And in their [prophets] footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.” Sura 5:46 Al-Maeda
“So also did We show Abraham the power and the laws of the heav- ens and the earth, that he might (with understanding) have certitude. Sura 6:75 Al-Anaam
Allah “...Who hath ordained laws...(and) granted guidance....” Sura 87:3 Al-Ala
(Text copied from Divine Islam’s Qur’an Viewer software v2.910)
The Law of God as changed By The Papacy
Now written below is the Law of God as changed by the church of Rome.
I- “I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me. (It will be observed that the second commandment, as found in the Taurat, Injeel and Qur’an, forbids image and idol worship, but it has been left out!)
II- “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Ill- “Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.”
A Doctrinal [Catholic] Catechism,
page 174, has the following question and answer:
“Q. -Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?
“A. -Had she not such power ... she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.”
IV- “Honor thy father and thy mother.
V- “Thou shalt not kill.
VI- “Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VII-“Thou shalt not steal.
VIII-“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
IX- “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
X- “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”
The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50
"he shall Think To change Times and laws." - Daniel 7:25.
“...That man of sin... who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4
Dear friends, all the Holy Books and the Qur’an say the same thing regarding the sacred laws of Allah, except
what is found in the writings of the church of Rome, which altered God’s Law. The second commandment forbidding image and idol worship has been omitted in their writings, and the Sabbath commandment has been shortened so that the Creator and His true rest day are no longer identified. All people of earth need to return to the true laws of Allah, which are unchanging. It is the wish of the author that Allah may bless you abundantly as we seek to reflect the character of God as we approach earth’s final hours.
Definitions: Allah: The Moslem name for the one Supreme Being, or God. (Arabic Allah)
Heathen: A person who does not believe in the God of the Bible or the Koran, a person who is not a Chris- tian, Jew or Moslem. See: World Book Dictionary, Volume 1; Publisher of World Book Encyclopedia.
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