Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Prophets and Messengers
Today, we are again presenting a case on the “Right Path” to Salvation. Is it Christianity or Islam?. I have to repeat the same topic with a different way of explanation than the previous, because many Christians still cannot understand what I am saying and what they are following!
So, we have an argument that is centuries old continuing generation to generation. And this is an effort to put an end to this useless arguments and to call people to put to test their claims and to seek the truth and to follow the truth.
So when it comes to the way of Christ, which is the road to salvation, which God gave to the Lost Sheep of Israel (Matthew 15:24) through Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him).
I am writing again, because when I speak no one is really paying attention, some people they are not even reading what I have written, but they bringing up arguments which I have answered in my previous writings!
Gentile followers of Paul were called Christians in Antioch , all the Gentile Christians follow the Christian doctrine of Salvation. Even the Jews in this day who converted to Christianity accept the same doctrines of the Gentile Churches and ignoring the teachings of the Prophets and the theology related to the Jewish Messiah.
So we must understand that, everyone have some claims, that are on the true path and correct beliefs.
So we must look at what Christ says regarding Christianity and it’s beliefs.
Today all the Christian denominations says the way to salvation is the “Death of Christ” on Cross for the sins of the world. Whoever believe in the sacrifice of Christ will have salvation as he had paid for the sins of the world as an atonement sacrifice for the sins of the world, to lift up God’s Curses for disobedience from mankind .
Billions of People have been following this doctrine as a source of salvation since it’s invention!
So We must see what Does Christ say about Christianity:
CHRIST’S WORDS ABOUT HIS TRUE WAY AND ON CHRISTIANITY:
Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Christ spoke about two roads, one road which he says the narrow road, that lead to life, which only a few will find it. In this road you must obey all Laws and must deny your own self, as described in Mark 10 .
In this road, which is very difficult as is too narrow, only a few will like to deny themselves and follow Christ!
As we see in Mark 10 verses 1 to verse 21:
Mark 10:21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” See the Whole Matthew 10
Mark 8:34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
Apart from following the Laws, Christ remind him of the requirement of self denial and complete submission to Christ!
Christ did not say to him: you lack belief in me as God in flesh , and must believe in Trinity and must accept in the doctrine of Crucifixion , rather Christ said him to deny yourself and follow him!
And to follow him in that way, one must reach the perfection of following the righteousness and surpassing pharisees and teachers of the law to inherit the Kingdom (Matthew 5:20)
And you must become a very innocent person, there is no redemption for sinners in this way of Christ!., except by repentance and following the narrow path!
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.
Matthew 18:3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
So we can see that since only a few will find the way of Jesus (peace be upon him) he is not the promised offspring of Abraham (Peace be upon him), but the only person to be that Offspring is the Prophet of Islam. (Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam)
Genesis 18:18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.
Genesis 12:2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;
Genesis 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
The Muslims bless all Prophets and All Righteous believers in their daily prayers, fulfilling this Prophesy!
Genesis 22:18 “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
Jesus says only a few will find his way , which means he is clearly pointing out that he is not the promised offspring who will be a blessing for all mankind! When Jesus return, he is not coming to bless, but to Judge and to punish those who did not follow the way in truth!
Genesis 28:14 “Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
We can see that Jesus himself declares only a few will find his way, which is narrow and small gate, and so the blessings will come not through through Jesus (Peace be upon him), but through his successor the advocate, as the Only One to Come after Christ is the Advocate Who Will stand on the earth (as an Offspring of Abraham, see Job 19:25)
Genesis 17:19 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.
Genesis 17:19 prove that only the descendants of Isaac (Peace be upon him) is blessed throgh the covenant God gave to him. But the Covenant given to Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) which bless all nations must then go through Ishmael (alaihissalam), As it is a plain truth here!
The another Road Christ spoke (Matthew 7:13-14) is a Broad road which has wide gate. This gate says that “JESUS PAID IT ALL AND SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT!!! Which is against the teachings in Matthew 5:17-20. And this gate and road is preached and followed by billions of people!. And this road was originated from the Gentiles and from it many roads of different size and routes emerged over the time, even today, in this century many new roads are erected from the Gentile way!
But Christ says his way and his disciples are like One Body!
John 17:11 I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, protect them by Your name, the name You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one.
While only a few will find the first road (Narrow Road) and it’s small gate, which will diminish over the time as said in John 12:35
John 12:35 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.
But the second Road which is broad and wide gate , many will find it, which Christ calls Road to destruction and billions follow that Road.
Apparently all Christian groups agree that the source of salvation in this road (the broad road) which billions have found, is the Broad road and Wide gate, that rely on the doctrines of Jesus dying on the cross for the salvation of the whole mankind!
While second coming Messianic prophesies clearly reject such a Wide gate to salvation, as Christ coming back to punish and destroy lawless and law breakers.
The Point here is , Is Christianity the Narrow Gate and small gate which give salvation???, if it is Christianity of the Doctrine of Crucifixion which is found by billions and billions , it cannot be the path which Christ says road to Life , as Jesus speaking about his way that he says only a few will find it.
John 9:4 While it is daytime, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work
This words of mine that question your claim, are from following the teachings of Christ and not following other teachers of the New Testament and of the Churches! As Jesus declares that he alone is the teacher (Matthew 23:8-10) and instructor in his Covenant Way. As it is stated in the Quran: 5:47, we are asking questions to the Christian world and answering the Christian world by the words of Christ!
1 John 1:6 If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
JESUS CHRIST DENIES THE FOLLOWERS OF BROAD ROAD AND WIDE GATE IN THE SECOND COMING:
Luke 13:25-28 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.'”Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!'”There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.
Matthew 7:21-25 “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.Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'”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.The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
Muslims and Jews do not preach , prophesy or heal in the name of Jesus. This verses clearly speaking about Christians! And Islam is to do the Will of God, which is to Love God and Loving God is to Keep His Commandments. He Almighty Commanded through Christ and all Prophets to obey the Laws. But the Broad Road Wide Gate (Christianity) teach that no one could keep the Laws of God , so God came to save mankind by taking this punishments upon Himself!
But We do see that Jesus Christ is a Messenger of God who was sent by God, as it is said:
John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
And Muslims believe in all the Prophets and Christ as Chosen Servants of God to be Prophets or Messengers of God.
And Islam command to Worship the True God Who is the Unseen One and Immortal (See 1 Timothy 1:17 and 6:16):
John 4:23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
But the Followers of Wide Gate (Christians) take Jesus as God and Deity in a Misunderstanding of the Scriptures:
But In the Biblical Language all sons of God are gods.
Psalm 82:6 “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’
John 10:34 Jesus replied, “Is it not written in your Law: ‘I have said you are gods’ ?
God Will not Appear to Israel After Moses (Peace be upon him):
Deuteronomy 18:16-18 For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”The LORD said to me: “What they say is good.I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.
The Christians say, this Prophesy is about Christ, so how can they call Christ God, when the God Says to Moses, He Will not Manifest , but will send a Prophet and his mouth will speak God’s Commandments!
We believe this is Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Because Christ was sent with the Spirit of God, and Christians say Christ himself is the Word. But this Prophet who was to come , the Word will be in his Mouth! So we do see the numerous inconsistent claims in the doctrines of Christianity
Matthew 8:12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Matthew 22:13 Then the king told the servants, ‘Tie him hand and foot and throw him outside into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matthew 25:30 And throw that worthless servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matthew 24:50-51 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:41 “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,
Matthew 13:49-50 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous, and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
We can see in the Gospels, Christ saying about the Second Coming Messianic Prophesies, that he will punish the worthless servants (lawless and lawbreakers). We do not see a Second Coming Jesus who paid for our sins on a Cross and lifted up God’s Curses for disobedience in the Law.
I am sorry for those Christians who cannot understand this simple truth and the contradiction of the Christian doctrine of Salvation with the Second Coming Jesus!. As the Second coming is yet to happen in the future, the doctrine of salvation of the Wide gate and broad road (Christianity) which has been preached for many centuries cannot be true! And it is from that illusion ,Christians have to come out to the True Message of Christ, and the Message of Gospel about his second coming!. Imagine Christians meeting Jesus in the second coming and saying: “We have been told that you died on the Cross for our sins and to lift up the curses of God for our disobedience, but now you are saying you have come to destroy us lawless and lawbreakers. We did not have law, as Paul said, you sent him and we followed the Churches who taught us Pauline doctrines, who taught Law has gone and grace has come on the Cross”.
This the clear picture of the second coming!
So I suggest we must look for whole context, pondering into detail in advanced level to each verse and to the whole context.
ISLAM THE TRUE WAY FOR ALL MANKIND:
As we read in Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
As Christ himself says, only a few will enter in his way , we can see that The way of Christ is not a way for all World not a grace for all mankind. God Sent Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as a Grace for all humanity and for all Creations.
Quran 21:107 And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.
it is Islam that came for whole world (Isaiah 42) a Law that Coast lands await and the New Way which Make the Law of God Great and Glorious!
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah Be upon him) is the Redeemer of the Sinners:
John 16:7 Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I tell you the truth: it is beneficial for you that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Redeemer of the accursed will not come to you, but if I depart I shall send him to you.”
He was Sent to the Whole World:
John 16:8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:
If the Torah and Gospel was Preserved (not preserved, see John 12:35) then the world cannot be wrong about truth, Judgement, sin etc, as there should be undimmed Light in Old Testament and New Testament!
But the Advocate Reveals the Truth. After Christ, the Spirit was given to the disciples for a while to Help in the Way of Christ, but not as a Guidance for whole world! (See Matthew 28:20)
John 14:26 Aramaic Bible in Plain English “But he, The Redeemer of the accursed, The Spirit of Holiness, whom my Father sends in my name, he will teach you all things and he will remind you of everything whatsoever I have told you.
John 15:26 Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But when The Redeemer of the accursed comes, him whom I shall send to you from the presence of my Father, The Spirit of Truth, he who proceeds from the presence of my Father, he shall testify concerning me.”
Christians misquote this verse from John 14:17 to disbelieve in the Prophet of Islam!
John 14:17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
But We can see that this is speaking about the time when the Blessings of Holy Spirit was only Given to the disciples of the generation of Christ. But When the Advocate appear in this world, he will convict the World (John 16:7-8) this prove that the Same Spirit Appear in this world as a Man!
The Word “Holy Spirit” is a Generic Title for the Holy Ones. God is Holy and He is Spirit without flesh, Christ is Holy and He is Spirit and Flesh. The Prophet of Islam is Holy and He is Spirit and Flesh.
Angel Gabriel is Holy and He is a Light and Spirit. (Even the Bible agrees to my statement here)
The Book of Job Testifies the Advocate Will Come as a Man:
Job 16:19 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.
He is the Last Prophet to Come, the stand at the Last as Redeemer and Advocate, is the same person Christ spoke about!. Jesus was sent to only to help the Lost Sheep (Matthew 15:24), Prophet Job was not a lost sheep, he was a Servant of God and a Prophet! The Advocate, the Prophet of Islam is known as the Imam (Leader) of all the Prophets. And the Spirit of Holiness is the Supporter of all Prophets, all Prophets and Christ (Mark 1) were commissioned by the Holy Spirit, the Redeemer who Will come to this world at the end!
Job 19:25 “But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last.
John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.
See the Quran chapter 53
THE WAY CALLED ‘ISLAM’ OR ‘MUSLAMA ‘ IN ANCIENT LANGUAGES LIKE HEBREW, ARAMAIC AND SANSKRIT :
Isaiah 35:8 New Living Translation
And a great road will go through that once deserted land. It will be named the Highway of Holiness. Evil-minded people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways; fools will never walk there.
Jerusalem was not a deserted Land , many years Jerusalem has been the land of Prophets and of the Kings of Israel, and as everyone know Makkah was deserted land, and Isaiah 42 explains and speak about Kedar, anyone who look at Makkah and Madinah today can understand the road of pilgrimage nd worship to Makkah from all directions. And today Jeruslaem is not a centre for Christians worship, they say Jesus is the New temple and old temple as gone.
But Isaiah 60:7 tells us that the Kedars (Arabs) Worship in Jerusalem now according to their faith and God says the Temple will be adorned. As you look at Jerusalem, the iconic structure that beautify the temple mount is Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Masjid!
in the middle age, people used to believe, the New road was the way to Christendom in Constantinople, which was the Mecca of Christianity. But we see from the prophesies, that the Mecca of Christianity (Constantinople), Mecca of Judaism (Jerusalem) and Mecca of Polytheists (Makkah of Arabia) has been turned to Islamic place of worship!
As Christ himself testifies: Matthew 21:43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.
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 5:19 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.
So from the Promise of God in the Torah, in the Books of Prophets and in the Gospel and in the Quran , we do see that Islam is growing in the world from east to west, north to south and the nations that eat pigs, rats and other unclean things coming to diminish and God Will Complete this Religion in all the settlements on the earth.
Psalm 89:37 it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky.”
We want our Christian brothers and sisters, friends and families to seek the truth and be saved from the road that lead to destruction! And this article help us to verify the Road to Life and distinguish from the road to destruction!
Christians says that Muslims will go to the Hell because they don’t follow the teachings of Christianity. But Muslims accept Christ as said in John 17:3 and he came to give eternal life for the lost sheep, many rejected him.
But Muslims do not say all Christians will go to Hell, because Islam teach that people who believe there is only ONE God and believe in the Judgement Day and do righteous deeds and not heard the Message of Islam at all, they may be Guided by God to the Truth Faith before their last breathe and they may be saved, as God Knows Best who are such people!
Praise be to Allah Lord of all the Worlds
~ Sufi Answers 12 January 2018