THE MOST ENIGMATIC PERSONAGE TO TREAD OUR EARTH
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(2) ‘Wonderful’ from Isaiah 9:6 comes from the Hebrew pele’ (peh’-leh) ‘a miracle.’ It comes from the root word pâlâ’ (paw-law’) ‘to be marvellous, be wonderful, be surpassing, be extraordinary, separate by distinguishing action.’ A miracle is uniquely a preserve of the Divinity. The antipodal magic only affords the satanic dance of the spirit of caricature. Magic is a mere travesty of divine operation. ‘Counsellor’ is yâ‛ats (yaw-ats’): ‘to advise; reflexively to deliberate or resolve.’ Jesus is the only truth who counsels the true mind of the Eternal Father. “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven” [John3:13]. The paradox that stared at the theological imagination of Nicodemus has continued to glare at our mental perception.
How can the one who came from heaven, and presently existing on terra firma, be said to be, at the same time, in heaven? It is the amazing, undiluted truth of His Deity. Confer John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word…….”
The adjectival ‘mighty’ of Isaiah 9:6 is gibbôr (ghib-bore’): powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant;’ while the noun ‘God’ is ‘êl (ale) ‘strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).’ There is no sound reasonableness to deny these sobriquets as being that of Jehovah. Epithetical strengths of ‘everlasting Father’ and ‘Prince of Peace’ can only favour a reference to the Almighty God. The word ‘Prince,’ śar (sar), means ‘a head person (of any rank or class); a ruler.’ Jesus, going by these sobriquets, is the eternal Father and the Ruler of the eternal peace of creation as well.
These are trinities of religions without the Christ
“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness” [Proverbs 30:12]. The noun ‘generation’ that is, dôr (dore) which means: ‘period, habitation, age, generation (period of time) generation (those living during a period),’ fittingly is of mankind and his days of existence. The word ‘pure’ is ṭâhôr (taw-hore’), meaning ‘pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense).’ Tsô’âh (tso-aw’) is the Hebrew for ‘filthiness’ and it is defined as: ‘excrement; generally dirt; figuratively pollution.’ About 90% of Indians would rather be plunged into the Ganges for purification than come to the saving grace of Jesus, the Way, Truth and the Life. Sadducean perspective, the purity of Pharisaicalness and especially the monastic shun of the world of sin stance of the Essenes, all of which are devoid of the sacrificial Lamb of God, amount to nothing!
Does Islam and Jesus have any spiritual communion?
The physical works of the five pillars of Islam and the mandatory jihadist strive to martyrdom as the prerequisite for the Mohammedan heaven does not, in any way, involve Jesus, the Spirit and Word of God, and to whom all the eleven times appearance of Messiah in the Quran, was ascribed. A look at: Sahih al-Bukhari, Belief. Book 2, Hadith 18. Narrated ‘Ibn ‘Umar: it quotes, “Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger (pbuh), and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”
Even if one declares the Lordship of Jesus over his life, Mohammed says, that as long as he refuses to chant “Allahu akbar!” Mohammed’s sword is upon his neck. Sahih Muslim, The Book of Virtues, Book 44, Hadith 6251 Narrated ‘Jubair b. Mut’im reported on the authority of his father that he heard Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) as saying: I am Muhammad and I am Ahmad, and I am al-Mahi (the obliterator) by whom unbelief would be obliterated, and I am Hashir (the gatherer) at whose feet mankind will be gathered, and I am ‘Aqib (the last to come) after whom there will be no Prophet. What does this connote? The prophecies of Mohammad are God’s last words to all mankind, not the Bible –which makes 75% of the Qur’an.
Sahih al-Bukhari, Belief Book 2, Hadith 7 Narrated ‘Abu Huraira: “Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said, “By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children.” Does this not make him another Christ? Sahih al-Bukhari, Belief Book 2, Hadith 8 Narrated ‘Anas: The Prophet (pbuh) said “None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.” John 10:8, “All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.” Most definitely, those who come after in the disguise of Christ “are thieves and robbers.”
Did Mary overcome the enemy by the use of her rosary?!
At their mass, Catholicism will give more adoring worship to Mariolatry than to Yehoshua, the Emmanuel, the Creator and sole Saviour of the entire world. Listen to a typical Roman Catholic sermon. It is not only puerile, the mediatrix of mariology takes prominence, relegating Jesus to the back burner. You will see sophistry overstretching the truth, based on Catholicism.
Believe it or not, HE did resurrect -from death!
You can get born again by saying this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say: Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen. (…to be continued…)
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