Answering the Challenge of Mohammed & Islam
By Jim Searcy
Mohammed claimed himself to be superior to Jesus Christ. Mohammed claimed Christ did not finish His work, and the Christian religion was incomplete. Mohammed claimed his religion of Islam to be improved, completed, and superior to the religion of Christianity.
Since Mohammed lays down a serious challenge to Christ and Christianity, we Christians MUST answer Mohammed and Islamís claims. What would Christ say? Jesus Christ has given us a clear teaching on how to evaluate a prophet who comes after Him in history, especially if the later prophet asserts his superiority over Jesus Christ. That evaluation is the fruit that such prophets produce by their life and teaching.
In Matt. 7:15-20, Christ uses very clear simple language about discerning the truthfulness of prophets:
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Sadly in the western world today, the majority, it would seem, would choose not rock the boat with Islam. The modern broad way version of Christianity, sadly, would seem to want to try to accommodate or be tolerant of Islam. The princeís recent USA tour was to promote that very tolerance of Islam. Does any one remember where the broad way leads according to what the Lord Jesus Christ said? Jesus Christ obviously knows what is at stake. It really is sad how few, who would call themselves Christians today, seem to understand the stakes. Religious truth claims of false prophets most certainly, in this real world, put peoples lives at risk. Since 9/11 everyone should be able to see that the price of accommodation, tolerance, compromise, and appeasement is too high.
Also, we should NOT forget that it is Mohammed, who claimed himself to be superior to Christ. We should NOT forget that Mohammed said his new religion improves on Christianity. Mohammed and Islam issued the challenge in the first place. We must not forget that at least 600 years before Mohammed came on the world stage, Christ answered Mohammed and other self-proclaimed prophets, with the truthful issue and right inspection of the fruit produced by such prophets. What is the fruit evident in their life and teaching? That is the test. That is how we may KNOW. We will know them by examining the deeds and words of their life.
Suppose that I claim that my way is better than yours. Then I should be able to back up my claim with my actions in obvious ways. My behavior should actually be better than yours. Indeed actions speak louder than our words.
Suppose that I, as the founder of a religion, say that husbands in my community are allowed to beat their wives, like may be found in Sura 4:34. But you as the founder of a religion say that husbands in your community are not allowed to beat their wives. Then anyone can objectively judge, which is better in REALITY, and in fact. I have promoted an easily judged and obviously bad practice, a la Sura 4:34. But you are vindicated for not teaching such a bad practice. I simply do not pass the fruit inspection test, on that issue, and you do pass the test.
The fruit, or behavior, or real practice of wives being beaten by husbands is rotten. All should be able to see in just this one simple example that Jesus Christ is absolutely and profoundly correct to use this simple test for His followers, and anyone else, to judge righteously, the claims of later prophets. By their fruit you shall know them.
If Islam improves on Christianity, then these improvements should be observable. Just take an objective look at the life and practices of the Founder of Christianity and the Founder of Islam. How does Mohammedís claim of superiority and improvement of Islam over Christianity stand? Can we objectively observe and compare the behavior and actions of Mohammed and Jesus Christ who both did live and die as men upon this earth? By their fruits we shall know them.
There simply is no way that anyone who would make such a comparison, in objective, unbiased, factual, knowledge of truth, who could truthfully say Mohammed was superior. The improvement and superiority, which Mohammed claims, simply are FALSE. They can NOT be observed in truth or fact. There is a clearly observable answer to Mohammedís challenge. Mohammedís claim of his superiority over Jesus Christ is absolutely FALSE.
Mohammed did LIE regarding his falsely claimed improvement of Christianity in Islam. It is the duty of Christian love, to put the light of truth on Mohammedís falsely claimed superiority, of his life and person, to that of Jesus Christ. Mohammed was deceived, and his followers are deceived, if they believe OPPOSITE of the TRUTH and observable Facts. It is the Christian DUTY of LOVE to answer Mohammed and Islamís challenge. For as the Quran in Sura 19:71 explicitly states, otherwise, hell is the unavoidable destiny of every Muslim, Yes, Sura 19:71 says hell is the unavoidable destiny of every Muslim. The only real hope for the Muslim, is that the Holy Spirit would move and empower some Christian to do that duty of love to set them free of that most certain destiny of hell with the TRUTH of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The hard, easily observable, factual, Evidence of the Fruit, most clearly answers the challenge that Mohammed levels against Jesus Christ. The evidence of the fruit demonstrates beyond any doubt, the difference between Mohammedís fruit, which is seen to be bad, compared to the fruit seen in the life of Jesus Christ.
Examine these things. See and verify if the following accurate historical facts and practices are, or are not, the actual practices in Mohammedís life. Check the context of the verses in the Quran attached to these things we know, from the Quran and Hadiths about the life and practices of Mohammed. Verify that these practices and facts of Mohammedís life are not the figment of anyoneís imagination. The following facts of comparison, fruit inspection, if you will, yields a certain conclusion not fabricated, not made up, not slanted. The comparisons will be taken in their full context directly out of Mohammedís holy book and the testimony of his claimed spiritually superior followers.
These practices actually happened in Mohammedís life and community. Can we maintain integrity if we deny an atrocity when Mohammed in his Quran actually orders the violence, murder, or crime? A logical, truthful, unbiased person would not deny something was an atrocity, simply because of fondness or reverence for the one ordering the atrocity.
Before we go to the detailed fruit inspection of Jesus Christ and Mohammed and the fruit inspection of Christianity and Islam one Sura needs to be given for perspective. The foundational core teaching of all high level Satanic beliefs is that Jesus Christ did NOT really die on that Roman cross outside the city of Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nissan 14, in 30 AD. Yet, nothing in history is more factually well documented. All have a need to understand that this denial is the foundational belief, in High Level demonically empowered Satanism. That fact should be put in the light of truth at the outset.
Now from the Quran here is Sura [4.157] - And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.
Though what follows will be a short summary of very much hard evidence to examine the fruit, it will be conclusive. The facts regarding Mohammedís life and teachings will come from the Quran. The facts regarding Jesus Christ will come from the New Testament. These facts may be easily verified by anyone, and though short, will be conclusive.
We know from his own holy book that Mohammed nicknames his weapons, and Jesus Christ has nothing in the record of His life that indicates He ever owned a single weapon. That is quite a difference. Jesus Christ never waged physical war or used physical violence on anyone. Jesus Christ personally endured the highest levels of physical violence which could possibly be inflicted upon a man. The closest Jesus Christ ever got to using physical violence was when He overthrew the tables of the money changers in the Temple and drove them out with a whip made of cords. Mat 21:12-17. Yet, the more one would study Him, it is evident that with no weapons, and never using violence, He demonstrated a level of courage, strength, and power of life, unparalleled in human history.
Mohammed, in his Quran, commands that adulterers and adulteresses should receive a hundred lashes (Sura 24:2). Reliable hadiths, which as we know are Mohammedís words and deeds outside of the Quran, command stoning them. Christ forgave the woman caught in adultery. The men who had gathered around to stone her were convinced by Christ not to stone her and left. She stayed, weeping, until Christ told her to go and sin no more. (John 8:1-11).
Mohammed in his Quran permits husbands to beat their wives (Sura 4:34). Neither Christ nor the New Testament apostles permit this, or practiced this.
Mohammed in his Quran commands that the hands of male or female thieves should be cut off (Sura 5:38). Christ never said to do this. In fact, the Apostle Paul said that thieves should work with their hands, not get them cut off, in order to share with those in need (Ephesians 4:28). In this matter, and in many others, Paul even would be seen morally and spiritually superior to Mohammed. Very much different from the way Mohammed would have his followers think or believe.
Mohammed assassinated and taught assassination of political enemies. Christ never assassinates any of his enemies, even bad ones, who would want to crucify Him. When He was crucified by His enemies, making the required payment of my sins and your sins, from that Cross, He said Father, FORGIVE them for they know not what they do. Mohammed in his Quran commands death, or the cutting off of hands and feet, for fighting and corrupting the land (Sura 5:33). Christ the Prince of Peace dies for the sins of the world, so that "corruption" and the "fighting" would stop.
Mohammed in his Quran promises sensuous, "virgin-rich" Gardens for martyrs dying in a military holy war (Suras 44:51-56, 52:17-29, 55:46-78, 61:10, 4:74, 9:111). Christís sacrificial death on the cross means that Christians do not have to die in a holy war to be guaranteed heaven. They need only trust in Jesus Christís sacrifice and POWER of the Blood of Jesus Christ.
Mohammed unjustly executed around 600 male Jews and enslaved the women and children. This act of violence is celebrated in his Quran (Sura 33:25-27). Jesus Christ was born a Jew and was crucified with the charge of being King of the Jews. Jesus Christ loves His own people. Jesus Christ loves the whole world, yes, even the polytheists, whom Mohammed slaughters. Jesus Christ BY HIS OWN BLOOD SACRIFICE REDEEMS SOULS FROM THE BONDAGE AND CORRUPTION OF A SIN BOUND WORLD Ė He Who Created this world, which He loves, ALSO redeems it by His Own SACRIFICIAL DEATH, burial, and Resurrection. He was not sent to slaughter people, He was slaughtered to save people.
Mohammed launched his own military Crusade in AD 630 with 30,000 jihadist against the Byzantines, who never showed up, according to Sura 9:29. Jesus Christ never did lead in any physical war but WON THE GREATEST BATTLE, over which, if the princes of this world had known how TOTALLY He would win THE GREATEST BATTLE, would never have crucified Him. It occurred according to John, who was right there to witness, according to John 19:30, When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. At that same time there was a great earthquake ripping the heavy veil in the Temple and it marked the TOTAL DEFEAT of the one who stirs the lust and covetousness that is the real and true basis of all physical war. Jesus Christ defeated Satan and the gods of war by sacrificing Himself. What Medieval Europeans imposters did, in using or rather abusing the name of Christianity, in the wholesale slaughter of Jews and Muslims, was deplorably wrong. The so-called Crusades were OPPOSITE of what the life and teachings of Jesus Christ are known to be, by REAL Christians. Honest evaluation of His life and teaching could not conclude otherwise. The foundation of Christianity is Jesus Christ. What Jesus Christ taught during His life on earth as the Son of man, is even more fully recorded in the New Testament than Mohammedís teachings are recorded in the Quran. These things are observable and verifiable facts of fruit inspection.
Jesus Christ and the New Testament, sealed with His blood, does NOT endorse a military holy war. Mohammed, on the other hand, taught that war, aggressive war, is foundational to Islam. Mohammed did launch his Crusades against Byzantine Christians. Mohammed did, and his moon god of war followers do, endorse and go out on many military violent and bloody wars in the name of their moon god Allah, as Mohammed clearly taught. That is verifiable by any impartial and unbiased observer. To call any war holy, and fail to recognize physical war for what it really is, lust driven COVETOUSNESS to the MAX, is folly. Such could in no way be superior to the teaching of Jesus Christ or anything but a religion of HELL and the devil.
Sura 5:16, asserts that Islam is the religion of peace. As anyone can see, from the fruit inspection, that is a bald faced LIE. Islam is NOT a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of lust and demon driven holy war called jihad.
Christians and all people shall know prophets by their fruit. Mohammed, the self-described human messenger and prophet (Sura 3:144), clearly fails to pass any godly or truthful examination of the fruit of his life. Mohammedís claim of religious superiority is ludicrous, and absurd, when the fruit is inspected. Inspecting the fruit shows the genuine need of deliverance from demonic delusion of anyone caught in the snare of such absurdity. It is not superior or godly fruit, but the deceptive demonic fruit of HELL.
On the other hand, Christ the Son of God, (Matt. 3:16-17) passes the inspection of the godly fruit of His life and teaching, with the level of PERFECTION one would only expect to find in THE ONLY Begotten Son of God.
Islam does NOT improve on Christianity. This conclusion follows naturally and logically. For undeceived, unbiased, objective, reasonable, truthful people, practical matters like wife-beating, whipping adulterers, and cutting the hands off of thieves, and killing people who leave such an absurd religion, or who will not join such absurdity, is decisive. Actions and practical policies, recorded, taught, and observable in this real world, can NOT be explained away. Some people are willfully blind. Some people refuse to see how obviously wrong it is to do these things. Islam would crumble tomorrow without the FEAR built into the large armies and cruel barbarian forces, and terror, enforcing a religion so obviously inferior and void of godliness, hope, love, grace, mercy and truth. It is ridiculous and absurd for Islam to say Christianity is an "inferior" or an "incomplete" earlier religion.
Let us suppose that it is my practice to kill polytheists in bloody battles, instead of converting them only by preaching instead of letting them live if they refuse to convert (Sura 9:4-5). Compare my bloody practice of killing polytheists, with the merciful way you choose of NOT killing them. Compare the bloody way with a way to convert them by preaching only and to let them live if they refuse to convert. Under these conditions, the bloody way of killing the polytheist FAILS the realistic, observable, inspection of the fruit of the bloody method of killing the idolater, apostate, or polytheist. It is as clear as life and death, or light and dark, or right and wrong, or God or Satan. Letting them live would be the godly way of LIFE, love, grace, hope, mercy and FAITH.
To teach the killing of idolaters, transgressors, apostates, or polytheists, REALISTICALLY and logically, should cause the loss of the right of such a religion to be taken seriously, in ANY claims about the nature of God. It should be clear that such bloody means of violence serve either myself, or worse, a lesser god. On the other hand, preaching only, allowing the idolater, apostate, or polytheist to live is the way of the God of Life, for we know God is the ultimate judge, and their foot shall slip in due time. Such sound practical policies, DO deserve a fair hearing about the abstract ideas regarding God.
Mohammedís failure in his challenge to Christ is obvious. If Islam does NOT improve on Christianity in observable, real, truthful ways, then it likely does not improve on Christianity in abstract, theoretical matters. We all see that Islam does not improve on Christianity in observable, down to earth ways. Because of this, Islam likely does not improve on Christianity in abstract, theoretical matters.
Mohammed embodies Islam, for he was the founder and the one through which Allah reveals the claimed superior religion. It is fair and correct to use Mohammed to test Islam. Fruit inspection says that if a prophet fails the test of bearing good fruit, then his more abstract claims are suspect. In a religious context, especially when Mohammed, the founder and leader of his religion. asserts that he is better and superior to Jesus Christ. This test of the life and fruit of Mohammed and Jesus Christ is essential.
Factual data confirm Mohammedís failure in abstract ideas. For example, it is a verifiable fact that the New Testament is reliable, and historically accurate, whereas the Quran has its share of problems. Just 2 quick examples are that the Quran says Haman, rather than Joseph, became second in command to Pharaoh in ruling Egypt. The Quran also teaches Marium to be the sister of Moses and Aaron. Yes the Quran actually teaches Mosesí sister is one and the same as the mother of Jesus. Historically there were 2 Mariams, different people who were separated in time by 1500 years. Mohammed obviously picked up a hodge-podge of ideas that circulated over the trade routes and inserted them into his Quran. It is absurd, and right out of the pits of hell, to assert that Jesus did not die on that Cross. Everyone reading the historic accounts know what a powerful demonic supercharged lie it is that is found in Sura 4:157. Do Muslims understand, in that particular sura 4.157, Mohammed claims divine revelation from Allah, in promoting perhaps the highest known Satanic LIE???
In very clear obvious ways Mohammed is NOT a reformer of Christianity and Judaism, but a deformer, and perverter, and destroyer of the two earlier religions. Historical facts confirm that Mohammed is most likely wrong in his theoretical doctrines. His revelation was from an angel of light who told Mohammed that he was Gabriel. A TRUE Apostle of God said, some 500 years BEFORE Mohammed was born - For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2 Cor 11:13-14
In a much shorter part 3 of this answer to Islamís challenge we will wrap up this short answer of Mohammedís challenge to Jesus Christ and Islamís challenge to Christianity. Never forget that the Quoran contains Sura [4.157] And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.
That Sura 4.157 is THE central teaching of all Satanists and high level occultists.
Reasonable, honest, and fair-minded people evaluating the fruit of the Mohammed's life SHOULD rightfully conclude that Mohammedís inspired Book is SUSPECT because of Mohammedís life in contradiction of Godís 10 Commandments. God commanded Ė Thou shalt NOT Kill, Mohammed KILLED, and religiously taught KILLING. God commanded Ė Thou shalt NOT commit adultery, Mohammed had 11 wives, and God only knows how many concubines.
Mohammedís false witness of being greater than Jesus Christ, The Only Begotten Son of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Owner of the fullness of the earth, may be the GREATEST FALSE WITNESS AGAINST GOD OF ALL HISTORY.
In fact, honest civilized people have the right to prefer Christís factually kinder but allegedly "erroneous" Book, any day and every day, over Mohammedís allegedly "inerrant" but factually erroneous extremist scripture. Mohammed must first show us his exemplary life before he is allowed to preach about high-minded theology, or before honest civilized people would tolerate and/or take seriously his revelations about spiritual things of God.
Once any prophetís fruit goes bad, or it starts off growing on a bad tree, then those who know good fruit from bad fruit, the difference between godly fruit and demonic fruit, do not need to inspect his teaching about God. He becomes a false prophet, and is KNOWN to be a false prophet by his fruit.
If Mohammed was wrong about practical matters like beating wives, whipping adulterers, launching military Crusades, assassinating enemies, and promising his jihadists virgin-rich Gardens if they die in a military holy war, then why would Christians listen to Mohammed on theoretical matters? They will not, and in conformity to the duty of love they should NOT, Tolerate Muslims going to hell. Many Christians do risk their life lovingly and have given their lives in trying to turn Muslims away from the Quranic destiny of Sura 19.71, which is Hell.
Mohammedís failure to pass Jesus Christís fruit inspection test by no means shuts down all dialogue. If Christian and Muslim theologians want to debate the Trinity, then they are free to do so. However, they should not expect millions upon millions of Bible-educated Christians worldwide, to feel compelled to debate such ideas. Muslims should not be surprised that Christians do not take Mohammed and his revelations seriously. What is surprising is Muslims really take such revelations seriously. Obviously a few of them do, which even the vast majority of those who might call themselves Muslim, deplore as terrorist extremists. Mohammed lived the sort of life, which godly people should question. Mohammedís life and his religious teachings have been enshrined into his not-so-eternal and not-so-inerrant Quran. Sadly Muslims are taught not to doubt or question the Quran, however Christians are not only allowed, but should be EXPECTED to doubt the Quran on theoretical matters.
Even the worst failure regarding the test of the fruit of a prophet may have a few good qualities. There were many self-proclaimed prophets in the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean world in the first millennium following the time Jesus Christ walked this earth as the Son of Man. Obviously any such self- proclaimed prophet, in order to hold on to his followers, will sometimes be kind to them. The good qualities do not lash out and harm people. The bad character traits do that. However, the overall picture of Mohammedís life in Medina (622-632) shows him waging war on polytheists as he conquers Mecca. He banished and killed the Jews, and launches a Crusade on the Christians. In the ten years that he lived in Medina, he goes out on, or sends out, or launches seventy-four raids, expeditions, or full-scale wars, ranging from negotiations that do not lead to war, to assassination hit squads, to the conquest of Mecca with 10,000 jihadists, to a Crusade with 30,000 jihadists against the Byzantines who never showed up. No one can whitewash this dark picture, which obliterates his positive qualities.
Mohammed does not complete and fulfill the mission and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ came into the world expressing the love of God, and defeating the devil. He did not join the devilís army. Holy War??? What a mockery and false witness regarding the God Who IS Love. The fact is that Mohammed and Islam are very demonic perverse versions of religion, and positively Antichrist. No wonder the antichrist prince promotes such a religion. No wonder the global Satanists favor the religion of Islam, and exempt Islam from their absurd hate crime laws, Does Islam improve on Christianity? The truth of the hard evidence is a very emphatic NO.
I would ask you to click up this link and print it out. It is the shortest and most dramatic comparison of Jesus Christ and Mohammed and the second page has the comparison between Yehweh and Allah. Yes, you are encouraged to go ahead and post this link in any Muslim chats and news groups. This is a powerful little comparison. Keep this link handy and refer any Muslim you find who can read English to this link: http://www.moresureword.com/IslamShortComp.htm
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