Your Choice between Christ and Paul!

 

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

I would like to say a few words to Christians through this blog. As you claim: We follow Christ and our Way is the Way of the Gospel of Christ. Then you must be looking at everything else with in the associations of Christianity , whether it is from the way of Christ and from his Gospel or` it is from the words of other that Christ and directly go against Christ’s (Peace be upon him) way?!

Christ is true, and whatever is in accordance with Christ , that is true, whatever is not in accordance with Christ, then it is from somewhere else. It could from Devil/or from a false Spirit , or from a demon. Ultimately, truth is from Almighty and Falsehood is from Devil (Satan)!.  And we believe that Christ is from Allah the Mighty and Sublime-The God of Prophet Ibrahim ,Ishmael,Isaac and Jacob (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon them), See Qur’an 2:130-133

So we need to have some methodology/criteria when we follow the Roman state released Bible , to understand what is from Christ and what is not from Christ, only through such criteria ,we can open up a constructive dialogue. Or else, we end up with talking like high school boys and girls!

So, as I have been inspired, the New Testament book have three parts joined together. Just like if we say, for example: New Testament as a whole is like “Milk”, in it are the Cream, butter, cheese,yoghurt etc!.

Part 1 of the New Testament is: What the Christ has said, commanded, prophesied, taught and spoken. He must have said many things to the general public , to people and to scholars of his time to his disciples etc.  

Then we have what he commanded it will be specifically to the disciples and to teach the 12 tribes of Israel (Matthew 15:24)  who are scattered among nations (James 1:1) This is not for all nations. 

Then there are prophecies and general teachings of morals and values, which are the good news to be preached to all nations in general , so that their mission and movement will go well and this will work as a light of clarifications for other nations.

Then there are just spoken words that was not clear to many, as his own contemplations and supplications to God and it is his personal reflections on what is going through his life (eg Hebrews 5:7)

Part-2 of the New Testament is a record of the teachings of the disciples and their works, in this section, we can see if something of the part one has actually commanded by Christ or not!.  If disciples did what is commanded by Christ , then it is found here in the Acts of Apostles and in their letters. If disciples did not do something that is attributed to Christ, then we can see there is something suspicious about the record in the New Testament which is called as Command from Christ, but an altered tradition.

For Example: Matthew 28:19-20 , Christ (alaihissalam) did not command to Baptise in the Name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, as there is no such Baptism occurred in the time of Christ nor during the period of disciples, but Baptism were only in the name of Christ. So we can see that the words in Matthew 28:19-20 was altered by some people to promote trinity!

Another thing is that the Christians say: “Jesus said to go to all nations (Matthew 28:19)  so they claim, he came to whole world not just to the lost sheep (Matthew 15:24) , in “Matthew 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

We see that Christ did not say that his commands are abrogated ,but to teach them everything he commanded. This include, the verse in Matthew 15: 24 and Matthew 10:5-6 (These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.) . So we can see that it is only to go to all nations and preach to the lost sheep who lives in those nations. This only how you can follow everything that Christ had commanded, this is how disciple James understood this verse,

See: James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.

Why James did not take this verse in Matthew 28:20 as today’s Christian world interpret?. We must think about it now, before it is too late. Because teaching them to observe everything Christ had commanded (see Matthew 10:5-6) is only to go to Lost sheep, that are scattered among nations, not to preach to Gentiles or Samaritans (see Matthew 15:24 and the story of the woman in it)

Part-3 of the New Testament is the words and  deeds, that is in accordance with Christ and the words and deeds that is not in accordance with Christ’s teachings and Commandments. But the Christians today, they differ with Christ here , and they get angry and frustrated with Muslims, when the Muslims remind them of what Christ had actually said, and this words you quote to derive your religious doctrine and beliefs is against the actual Message of Christ.

So we can see that what is in accordance with the teachings of Christ is, for example the Book of James, especially James 1:1  , James 1:27 etc.

What is not in accordance with Christ is , for example Acts 18:6 (Paul says: “now I go to Gentiles) 

This is why we say, you have  a choice between Christ and Paul. Either you Will follow Christ or you will follow .

Paul in his normal conscious , he taught and practiced everything in accordance with Torah , but when the false spirit (a Messenger from Satan) took him over, he preached the removal of God’s Law!. Even in all stories and incidents where someone is possessed by  false spirit , when the false spirit work, he carry out what false spirit/demon is doing in him. But when he is relieved for sometime every day, he live as a normal person doing everything like rest of the people.

Below Are Paul’s  Direct Violations of the Commandments of Christ, listed:

1- Do not Go to Gentiles 

Matthew 10:5-6  These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.

Paul going to Gentiles:

Acts 18:6 But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

2- Do not curse people

Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Paul Confirming this when he is not under the influence of the thorn in his flesh!

The Teachings that is in Agreement with Christ’s Teachings:

Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

Paul Cursing/Insulting the Jews who were abusive:

Acts 18:6 But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

3- Do not Insult fellow believers (brothers in faith)

Matthew 5:22 (NLT) But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.

Teachings in Accordance with Christ:

1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

Paul disobeying this Order:

Galatians 3:1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. (NIV)

4: Do not set aside the Laws and even the least of the commandments of the Prophets!

Matthew 5:17-20 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.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.Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and tea-ches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.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.

The second coming of Christ , confirm the doctrine of Christianity and the teachings of Paul is in vain.

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, (ESV)

Matthew 7:22-23 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Thus, from this prophesies about the second coming , we see that,the second coming of Christ is Islamic Christ, and he is not a Christian version of Christ, who “Paid it all” on a Pagan Cross, for all sins and guilt done and who abolished the law by his grace!

Paul Confirm this When he is in his own Conscious and commanding Many Laws:

2 Thessalonians 2:8-9 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.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,

Paul Confirms his writings of abolishment of the Laws coming from Satan:

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.

Paul in his Consciousness said, Holy Spirit and False Spirit, Light and Darkness Will not Yoke together!

Ephesians 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 

Proverbs 28:4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership can righteousness have with wickedness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness?
1 Timothy 5:20 But those who persist in sin should be rebuked in front of everyone, so that the others will stand in fear of sin.
2 Corinthians 12:8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it (the Messenger from Satan) away from me.But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

So it is clear that, Paul did not preach or write in accordance with Christ, that which differ with the teachings of Christ!
People of true Faith are made humble my faith and love, not by Messenger of Satan or demons!

Contrary to the teachings of Christ (and Paul’s Own Words in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4-8-9) Paul says Laws came to an End:
Galatians 3:24-25 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.

Paul in his own Consciousness speaks according to Christ and all Prophets:

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

As we see in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, when people are no longer under the law, then they become man of lawlessness. And his own ego and the Spirit of Antichrist takes over the Temple of God, as the Heart is also considered as the Temple of God in 1 Corinthians 3:16, now the heart which is the temple occupied by the ego and lead a man to false spirit and astray!

1 Corinthians 3:16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?

So when man is not under the Laws of God, false spirit and ego will take over the temple and proclaim it as god!

According to James, one should not say: God Tempt a person, God does not send Satan to torment a pious one. Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) came to destroy the work of Satan  to cast out false spirit from his followers, not to approve and let satan take over his followers.

James 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;

Quran confirms that one who follow his own ego will go astray despite knowledge of the scriptures:

Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?

Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?

The Christians want to adopt this loose talks , not the clear cut commands of Christ!

Matthew 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

5- Do not eat unlawful food:

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

John 13:15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you!

Matthew 11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 7:21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Submit to the Will of God is Islam, Submission to God and to resist the Devil (the work of Lawlessness)
James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
The Disciples Confirm this:
1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus walked.

Acts 15:29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.

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.

While,Paul permitted eating everything!

Salvation is not on Cross, but by Living like Christ (Perfectly Obeying God’s Laws)

1 John 4:7 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus!

This is directly in accordance with 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.

To live like Jesus is to surpass the Pharisees and Teachers in Righteousness, as Christ is the Pinnacle of God’s Righteousness! 

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

People with low standard understanding distorted this and said, Christ is the End of the Laws, it actually mean Christ is the pinnacle of (Following) God’s Laws in perfect obedience, so everyone must follow it as Christ did!

So should we follow the Sound teachings of Christ and other Prophets or should we follow Paul and his preachings done under the influence of the Thorn in his flesh-A Messenger from Satan!?

Christ did not teach to add new things into his covenant nor to abrogate what he taught, rather he commanded them only to teach and observe everything he commanded to the twelve. So when one observe everything Christ commanded, it is not possible to go to Gentiles or to preach Jesus paid it all on a cross and abolished the Law!

Peace be Upon the Prophets of Allah, Praise be to Allah-the Lord of the Universe!

THE SUFI PERSPECTIVE:

PAULINE SUFIS AND SUFI SHAYKHS:
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Bliss is given to prophets in bewilderment, in complete submission to the Shariah (Divine Laws)
 
Our Shaykh says: Do not get fooled by people who say: ” you are special , you are a holy saint, you are not required to keep this law and commands (i.e to follow Sunnah of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam) of Allah”
 
Shaykh continue to say that: Allah did not give exceptions to the Prophets in following those laws and commandments, how can you and me have exceptions.
So many Shaykhs will come and say, you are exempt , you dont need to follow this , being my murid is enough for you .
Dont get fooled by them and their murids!
 
Apparently, Apostle Paul was such a shaykh and his followers today claim the same thing!
Our Shaykh Jesus paid it all, and we are free , just faith is enough!
Today we have Pauline Sufis!.Sufis and Shaykhs who are like Paul and his followers!
 
Only Satan teach you don’t need to follow Laws and Commands (To follow the examples set by Prophets) of Allah!
 
Satan came to Hazret Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani (May Allah Bless him) as a light from heaven in an angelic form, and said to him: “O Abdul Qadir, I am well pleased with you, and I set you free from my Laws, you do not need to follow the laws anymore”
 
The great Saint, Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani (Q.S) went into the state of Spiritual fellowship (Muraqaba) and then looked at the light and recited the verses of protection, suddenly the light turned into a demonic shape and said to him, O Abdul Qadir I have deceived many Saints in this way and taken them out from the way, but you overpowered me because of your great power!.
Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani (QS) rejected the praise from Satan and said: “It is only by the grace of Allah I have overpowered you, there no Might or Power except with Allah”
 
Satan left disappointed!

 

(c) Sufi Answers by Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani

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