Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Peace and Blessings upon the Prophets and Messengers of Allah.
Christians quote John 10:16 to claim that the “other sheep” Christ spoke is the Gentile Christians who don’t follow the Laws.
JOHN 10:16 I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.
But we disagree with this claims based on the following facts.
1- The other sheep must be the other tribes of Israel who were scattered among the nations. As it is written in Matthew 10:5-6 and James 1:1
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.
Matthew 15:24 Then Jesus said to the woman, “I was sent only to help God’s lost sheep–the people of Israel.”
James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.
2- Apostles did not consider Gentles as “Fellows” which in broad meaning the “Sheep”, rather they were only believers and worshippers of the true God outside the folk!
See Acts 13:16 Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: “Fellow Israelites and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me!
3- If the other sheep ever mean another nation other than Israel, even as whole tribes of the world, then it can be only the progeny of the other children of Abraham Ishmaelites and everyone else who will be following the religion of Islam.
As God promised Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon him) that Ishmael (Peace be upon him) will be a great nation. (Genesis 17:20)
And in the language of scripture, becoming great is based on obtaining and following God’s Laws. As it is said in Matthew 5:19 but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Without the Laws of God, no nation is called Great by the LORD!. And it is evident that Ishamelites after Christ, inherited Laws from the Prophet of Islam (Peace be upon him), as the covenant Laws of Isaac (Peace be upon him) are only binding to the progeny of Isaac (Peace be upon him)
Genesis 17:18-19 Holman Christian Standard Bible So Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael were acceptable to You!” Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
So we can see that the other sheep or blessings and grace for whole humanity will not come through Isaac (alaihissalam) but through the seed of Ishmael (peace be upon him) and only Prophet came after Moses and Jesus (Peace be upon them) in the seed of Ishmael is Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) in the House of Ishmael (Kedar), See Isaiah 42
Genesis 25::13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
And we do see that Kedar and Nebioth today inherit the New Law (Shariah) and the Temple Mount and Islamic worship is established there every since the advent of Islam in Jerusalem!
Isaiah 42:4 King James Bible: He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
While Christianity preached Jesus came to abolish the Law and set free from God’s law and it’s curse for disobedience and brought grace (see Galatians 3,4 and 5)
THE OTHER FLOCK ACCORDING TO ISAIAH:
Isaiah 60:7 All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple.
Christianity did not inherit the Temple mount, as God Promised it for Islam (Kedar and Nebioth). Instead , today Christians say Temple mount is not significant anymore and Jesus became the New Temple!. But Isaiah 60:7 contradict and rejects this claim of the Christians!
4- John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. The Sheep of Christ will listen to him and follow his commands.
Are this sheep Gentile Christians?
if So, are they listening to what Christ said in Matthew 5:17-20?
Matthew 5:18-19 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 teaches 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.
Christ commanded his sheep to fulfil (live) the Law of the Prophets. Are the Gentile Sheep following this order?
5- Sheep of Christ will not Perish!
BIBLE AND CHRISTIANITY ON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS:
Bible even claims that Jesus made Wine from Water and drank it. But Christ’s own words disapprove this!.
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.
John 13:15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you!
Luke 1:15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.
Those who obey the Law (Matthew 5:17-20) of God are the Only people called Great in the Kingdom of God. Jesus is great because he obey the Law of his God and do not drink wine! so his sheep too, see True and false disciples in Matthew 7. So we can see that the other sheep Christ had spoken of was Muslims!
This verse also prove that , those who are in Jesus and in Holy Spirit cannot drink or smell intoxicants!
Based on this truth we believe that Christ was not showing an example of drinking intoxicants!. Prophets guide mankind, they are not sent to misguide!
But as it is said: The Alcohol and intoxicants are the work of Satan, which cause hatred among you!, the Old Testament authors (the authors are not Prophets) made it is acceptable for non-priests to drink Alcohol.
This was a tactic they invented in the scriptures in order to “Divide and Rule the People”. The priests in authority legalised drinks for the common men. So that they get drunk and are fallen into unconscious and become their slaves and priests can then use them for Wars and crusades, and they do it for Alcoholic drinks! (See Drug and Alcohol Addiction) Divide and rule was another strategy used even the colonial period!. Supplying intoxicants to Hindus of India and igniting hatred in their hearts turning them against Islam. The role of Scotch Whisky and French Wine and Cognac played very vital role in Indian Subcontinent.
Quran 2:285 The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], “We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” And they say, “We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination.”
Quran 3:84 Say, “We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Descendants, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [submitting] to Him.”
Quran 16:123 Then We revealed to you, [O Muhammad], to follow the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he was not of those who associate with Allah.
Quran 2:135 They say, “Be Jews or Christians [so] you will be guided.” Say, “Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists.”
Quran 2:136 Say, [O believers], “We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”
John 12:49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.
7- Islam that emerged from the Mount Paran and proclaimed in the settlement of Kedar will be the Light of the Whole World.
See Isaiah 42
Isaiah 42:4 NASB “He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law.”
Also see Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.
Isaiah 42:11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.
John 16:8 NLT And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.
Isaiah 42:21 It pleased the LORD for the sake of his righteousness to make his law great and glorious.
So we can see that the Other sheep is Islam, who have the Laws of God and believe in all the prophets!
Because Christ had told that, after him , his way will fade away and people will loose direction, so the only other sheep to follow the true teachings of Christ is the Muslims who hear it from the Final Messenger of God who heard it from Angel Gabriel from the top of Mount Paran In the Cave called AL Hira. All others have the teachings of Christ which is mixed up with the words of other human authors (see Mark 7:7-9, Matthew 15:9) and so on
John 12:35 NIV Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.
Revelation 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth–to every nation, tribe, language and people.
Only the the Quran claimed it is revealed by An Angel from the Mid-heaven, no New Testament Gospel authors every met Angel and wrote the Gospel through Angel!
Praise be to Allah Lord of the Worlds
~Sufi Answers 05 January 2018