Quote: Originally Posted by Torch light
Mohammed is the messenger to whom the Quran was revealed .. so from Mohammed we knew the Quran .. therefore, acknowledging the messenger is essential to the belief about God.
It is like the other religions brought by Moses and Jesus.
So unless you believe in the messenger, how can you believe in God as God wants us to believe?
Will everyone be a messenger or a prophet? It can't be.
Anyhow, while we admit the apostlehood of Mohammed, we first of all admit that he is God's servant.
That is a very weak argument and it is more strawman than actual teaching from God. John the Baptist is called the greatest man that lived yet the witness was completed by a Disciple of his rather than he did it in person. Does that fact altar the validity of the message. It is the author of the message and the message that is important. Identifying the messenger is important only as far as his reputation as far as honesty is concerned. I can show you many introductions to messages that follows the pattern that the author of the message and the message body is what should be the topic of discussion.
a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad,
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him;
and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life;
and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness;
and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God,
whose name was John.
The same came for a witness,
to bear witness of the Light,
that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light,
but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light,
which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John was making himself as unimportant to the message as possible. How much of your admiration for Mohammad is caused by him being a male figure? The Disciple that was tasked by John was a woman so to be a Christian you have to accept that testimony because it comes from a truthful person rather than from some man. Under that condition alone the whole RCC would be classified as a satanic church and her members would be awake in hell for the 1,000 years going through great tribulation rather than being alive and part of the Gentile Church. Muslims have Mohamed, Judaism has Moses and the Church has a variety of men over the last 2,000 years.
She was closer top Jesus than peter was and she will be the first one resurrected from the grave. That would also mean her words have more authority than any Prophet, including Mohamed. All the ones in the NT that were baptized the same way Jesus was just before His 40 day fast when through their own 40 day fast and that gave them certain 'gifts' such as healing by touch alone as a sign that God had sent them. That ended about 100AD, did Mohamed ever record that he went through such a fast?
The elder unto the elect lady and her children,
whom I love in the truth;
and not I only,
but also all they that have known the truth;