BIBLE OR QUR'AN (PART ONE)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”[1]

The verse above is one of the most commonly recited verses in the New Testament. It encapsulates what the Christian faith stands for. Jesus Christ became the only begotten Son of God because he preexisted as the ‘Word’ of God before he was incarnated some 2,000 years ago. Majority of the Christians believe Jesus Christ to be the Second Person of the Trinity, the Redeemer of mankind, and a co-creator with the Almighty God, the Father. He was present in Genesis and when the Almighty God said “Let us make man in our own image,”[2] Jesus was regarded as the person to whom such address was made; with the Holy Spirit, the triune Godhead is complete. Concerning Jesus, it was prophesied that he, as a singular seed of the woman (Eve) shall bruise the head of the Serpent (Satan)[3] so that the entire human race may be reconciled with God and have access to eternal life when death is abolished. And for this reason Paul gave a eulogy saying:

"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."[4]

However, the Qur’an considers Jesus simply as a righteous prophet and an ‘apostle to Israel’[5] which implies that he had a limited mission with specific signs[6]. No doubt the Qur’an admits that he was sent with the Gospel[7], he was like Adam[8], he had a supernatural conception and birth[9], he had a message of miracles[10], he taught no false worship (he did not ask people to worship him or his mother)[11] but prayed Table of viands[12] and that he was eventually taken up[13]. Contrary to the New Testament, though, the Qur’an declares that Jesus was no more than an apostle and never one of the “Trinity”[14]. The Qur’an put a curse on the Christians for calling Jesus Christ ‘the son of God’;[15] Jesus was never crucified[16] or died on the cross, therefore, he never shed his blood to ransom mankind, he never went to hell for three days and three nights, and of course, there was never any need for him to resurrect on the third day. Above all, he was never God[17] or was on any equality stand with God. 

"For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all."[18]

In this passage from Pauline epistle to the Corinthians, the separation of power is made clear between the person of Jesus Christ and God, the Father. If Trinity is defined as the equality of the persons in the Godhead who co-existed from eternity, then such an idea is a mere assumption, it is illogical and untrue. From this passage, it was God who gave Jesus power to subdue Satan and Death and unto God, the Father, he will submit himself “that God (the Father) may be all in all”. There is no sense of equality at all, even until today. Why does the Bible seem to speak from both sides of its mouth because the same NT declares “and the Word was God”[19]?

When the New Testament concept is put side-by-side with that of the testimony borne in the Qur’an, the key elements of Christian faith such as the crucifixion, and the death of Jesus on the cross that confirms Jesus as the ‘the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world[20] come under serious doubt. This is not new in itself because before the era of Mohammed some of the Gnostic Gospels carried such divergent view that is now in the Qur’an.

That they said (in boast),

“We killed Christ Jesus

The son of Mary, 

The Apostle of God”;- 

But they killed him not,  

Nor crucified him,  

But so it was made  

To appear to them

And those who differ   

Therein are full of doubts 

With no (certain) knowledge, 

But only conjecture to follow, 

For of a surety

They killed him not : -[21]

This passage in the Qur’an clearly makes a mockery of the ‘inspired’ status of the New Testament. Did God Almighty actually make this disclosure in the Qur’an? Is it possible that the same God that says he sacrificed his only begotten son for the sins of the entire world in the New Testament would turn around and say "Oh-oh-oh-oh, we fooled them into believing the crucifixion story, it was all a lie.” These positions are mutually exclusive, it is, therefore, either the Bible or the Qur’an is right or none of them is. And this will bring us to the question of whether the Torah, the New Testament and the Qur’an were ever inspired or a mere collation of selected materials at that era to support a particular religious view. Did some smart guys sit down to penned down these words never minding the contradictions they contain? A keen searcher who is out to seek for TRUTH cannot but identify these ambiguities. As it is, billions of Christians believe the Bible version and another Muslims in excess of a billion believe the Qur’an version. This is foolishness since both cannot be right or else there is one God called Yahweh that is different from Allah?

I think that those who wrote the ‘Holy Books’ called the Bible and the Qur’an are one and the same. They have long identified that religion is the opium of the people. They put together the "wonderful" Torah, the New Testament and the Qur'an to coalescence the flux of men from divergent polytheism of old into monotheism. Today, the so-called monotheism remains in disarray of divergent interpretations. 

In one of my articles, I observed that:

1.      The date of birth declared for Jesus Christ in the Gospel according to Matthew (6 BCE) is different from the record in the Gospel of Luke (7 CE) and the difference has a gap of 13 years.

2.      The entire ministry of Jesus was carried out largely by a team of 13 members, that is, Jesus and the 12 disciples. This corresponds to the Sun alongside the 12 zodiac signs. Here the number 13 is conspicuous repeated and I wondered if Jesus was the Son of God or the Sun-god.

3.      According to the Synoptic Gospels Jesus ate the Passover with his disciples and was killed on the same day of Nisan 14thth. However, according to the record of John, Jesus was killed a day before the Passover, that is, Nisan 13. The number 13 again!

4.      Jesus, according to the prophecy of Daniel (chapter 9), was born 3 BCE and commenced his ministry at about the age of thirty circa 26 CE. Still, from the same prophecy of Daniel, his ministry was to be “cut off” “in the midst of the week” meaning he would die when his ministry was just about or a little above three (3) years but less than four (4). Hence, he is assumed to have died at the age of 33.

In summary, the major events in the life of Jesus Christ such as the birth, the ministry team, the death and his age at death, were marked by these Masonic symbols of 13 and 33. The American Great Seal also reflect many elements that are grouped in 13s. The general attitude is that this became so because America was founded upon 13 original colonies. Was that by a coincidence or by design? The most ironic fact is that there are 33 feathers on the American eagle in the seal. 33 feathers, Jesus died at 33 years old, 33rd degree Freemason – were these by coincidence or a grand design? Will it be out of place to conclude that there was an ancient secret society which has now metamorphosed into the modern day Freemason, Illuminati, etc.

The multiple dates for the birth of Jesus Christ, that is, 6 BCE, 3 BCE, 1 CE (the current calendar of 2018 reads “in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ”) and 7 CE can never be sensibly defended to belong to a historical person, hence, I concluded that Jesus Christ story was fabricated. It was a rebrand of the ancient solar deities. He never existed in the first century but the story surely was composed for a fictitious character.

Consequently, the same story of supernatural birth and miracles was carried into the Qur’an because the same set of people who authored the New Testament also created the Qur’an for the same purpose of bringing humanity under the one umbrella of “monotheism.” The clear difference in the submission made on the crucifixion story is an indication that the two religions were never created to bring unity to the world but division. The New Testament was also written in such an ambiguous manner which had resulted into the many schisms in the Christian faith.

The-Power-That-Be created the two different arms of monotheism because they had long realised that the universe thrives best under positive and negative energy, the male and female, and the good and bad. The Christian fold was, therefore, created to be at the mercy of the Roman Empire and for the state to protect it. On the other hand, Islam was created to be a high militant sect that would impose its idea wherever it goes. It was designed to subdue others instead of submitting to any earthly kings and authority. Hence, wherever Islam goes, the supremacy of Allah is second to none – the government must be brought down in order to establish Islam – this had always been the secret plan either on the short or on the long run.

The cabal that created the monotheistic religions did it in order to divide the human race into many groups and then they would most often use one group against the other. Each group will forever argue that she is right and the other is wrong with no middle point or a possible compromise. They will most often defend their faith with their lives. The age-long ‘divide and rule’ strategy had worked brilliantly well even till date. Only the fools still believe that religion brings mankind closer to God. Who is God? What is God?

 

Tunji Adeeko

December 9, 2018

 

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[1] John 3:16

[2] Genesis 1:26

[3] Genesis 3:15

[4] I Corinthians 15: 55-57

[5] Surah 3:49 – 51

[6] Surah 13:38

[7] Surah 5:49

[8] Surah 3:59; comp. 1 Corinthians 15:45

[9] Surah 3:45-47; 19:16-23

[10] Surah 5:113

[11] Surah 5:119-121

[12] Surah 5:112-118

[13] Surah 3:55-58

[14] Surah 4:171; 5:78; 43:59

[15] Surah 9:30

[16] Surah 4:157

[17] Surah 5:19,75

[18] 1 Corinthians 15:25 - 28

[19] John 1:1

[20] John 1: 29, 36

[21] Surah 4:157


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