THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISLAM:
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
The Gospel According to Islam, is only that which Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) preached!. Other than this we do not consider as the Gospel. Anything other than this in the New Testament is either accepted as true teachings or rejected as innovations, based on it’s harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ and other Prophets of Allah (Peace be upon him).
Quran 5:47 And let the People of the Gospel judge by what Allah has revealed therein. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the defiantly disobedient.
ALLAH GAVE CHRIST SON OF MARY (PEACE BE UPON THEM) THE GOSPEL:
Quran 5:46 And We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for the righteous.
We can see that Gospel was given to Christ as revelations, which is not written by someone else by some inspirations.
Quran 2:87 And We did certainly give Moses the Torah and followed up after him with messengers. And We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear proofs and supported him with the Holy Spirit. But is it [not] that every time a messenger came to you, [O Children of Israel], with what your souls did not desire, you were arrogant? And a party [of messengers] you denied and another party you killed.
For Example: Christ (Peace be upon him) said: “The laws of the Prophets will not be abolished until everything is achieved , until heavens and earth disappear ( means: Until doomsday established) See Matthew 5:17-20
On the contrary to this , the New Testament books teach that Jesus is the End of the Law. (Romans 10:4).
But according to the whole context of the books, this verse does not mean Christ came to end the Law, but it only mean Christ is the pinnacle of the Law of the Prophets and he obeyed it perfectly. The end (highest) point of perfection.
So everyone has to reach such perfection as Christ reached ,as the Bible says:
John 13:5 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
1 John 3:24 Whoever keeps His commandments remains in God, and God in him. And by this we know that He remains in us: by the Spirit He has given us.
For 1 John 3:24 we can see that, the Commandment of Christ is that the Law will never be abolished until heaven and earth disappear and everything is accomplished!
1 John 4:17 In this way, love has been perfected among us, so that we may have confidence on the day of judgment; for in this world we are just like Him.
Comments: 1 John 4:17 denies the claim “Jesus Paid it all”. The perfection of Love is to live like Christ (Peace be upon him). It is not an earthly love that only found in the lips and tongue!. But in living like Christ!. That is to reach in the certainty (Yaqin) like the Prophets like Christ (Peace be upon him). Such Yaqeen (Certainty) only can be claimed by those who live like Christ (Peace be upon him). This is the foundation of confidence on the Salvation in the Way of the Gospel. Not a pagan cross or a murder can be found in the Gospel of Christ as salvation!
Some Christians used to tell me: “Are you sure you will go to paradise after death?”, Are you sure you will receive salvation?. We are certain that we have salvation. Because Jesus died for us and whoever believe in this will receive salvation!!.
But we can see from 1 John 4:17 that any person who does not live like Christ can no way be confident about his salvation!
If Christian theory of salvation was to be true,then 1 John 4:17 could have been said : “1 John 4:17 In this way, love has been perfected among us, so that we may have confidence on the day of judgment, for Jesus died as a sacrifice for our sin”
But we do see 1 John 4:17 preach a narrow path. To strive against the ego and to take up the laws and commandments of God and Christ and live like Christ, then only you can claim you have salvation assured.
Some Muslims get fooled by this types of questions. Because they don’t know Gospel and their own (weak) faith.
The accomplishment of everything is to live as Jesus did and to be like Jesus in faith and in submission to the Laws and Commandments.
See Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
See Matthew 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
So we can see that, Christ ended the Law is a misunderstanding!
Another example: Christians says that, Jesus set people free from the laws as he paid for the sins of the world.
This is not true, the Christians ignore many prophecies in the Old and New Testament which says Lawless people will be punished at the end. This is speaking about those who forsake Laws of the Prophets.
So we can See Isaiah 66:17 “Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs, rats and other unclean things–they will meet their end together with the one they follow,” declares the LORD.
Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers,
Unfortunately this prophecies are ignored by majority to take up the teachings and way of Paul.
So we can see that the Prophets Laws are not gone, nor Christ set anyone free from the Laws.Christ (Peace be upon him) preached and brought a narrow path. We value the words of Christ and the previous prophets more than the writings of the scribes of the New Testament and Old Testament,
SO WHO IS CHANGING LAW AND TIME?:
According to the Bible, Lawlessness is the Work of Satan!
According to Christ, whose words will never pass away (Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.) The Laws will never disappear or never will be abolished! But according to Christianity and Paul laws are abolished!
Matthew 5:18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
2 Thessalonians 2:9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,
So by believing in some books of the New Testament authors (really uknown sources) Christians says that Jesus words passed away and the words of the New Testament authors prevails!. We are disagreeing to it!
So we can see that something has been interpolated into the books of Paul in the later times or something has taken over the mind of the scribes.
2 Corinthians 12:7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
ACCORDING TO PROPHET DANIEL (PEACE BE UPON HIM) FALSE PROPHETS AND FALSE SPIRITS CHANGE LAWS AND TIME:
Daniel 7:25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.
We can see that set times and Laws and mentioned together. The time to disappear the Laws of the Prophets is when THE DOOMSDAY and Judgement is established, not before. And the God of Prophets will bring the Final Judgement then the new heavens and earth appeared after the Doomsday.
Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”
According to Daniel 9:27 , the false Prophets and men lead by false spirits (spirit of antichrists) will deceive people and set them free from the Laws of God!. It happened after Christ under the Label”Christ Paid it all”.
1 John 2:18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.
ISLAM GIVES ASSURANCE TO BELIEVERS ACCORDING TO THEIR OBEDIENCE:
Quran 2:4 And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee and sent before thy time and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter.
Just as the Prophets preached, as the Bible says, whoever do the Will of God Will have assurance about the hereafter!
This is why Quran declare to Christians- Judge with what Allah has revealed in the Gospel. (5:47). As a matter of fact, we can see that the Christ of the second coming fulfill Islamic Prophesy and all other school of thoughts will be abandoned when people realize the truth.
~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al Hassani
Representative of the truth