Islam defends the Disciples of Christ and Reject Paul:An Insight into the Bible

Islam defends the Disciples of Christ and Reject Paul: An Insight into the Bible


In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful the Most Beneficent
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Prophet Muhammad his family and companions
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Prophets and Messengers of Allah and upon those who followed them in excellence.

MUSLIMS DEFEND THE DISCIPLES OF MESSIAH AND REJECT APOSTLE PAUL:
Session 1:

WHY I CAN'T ACCEPT CHRIST AND PAUL AT THE SAME TIME?:
Today all the Christian denominations (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Anglicans, Evangelical, Baptists, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness, JW, Pentecostal Churches and others) believe in the teachings of Paul and accept him as a true Apostle of Christ!
As a Muslim, when I say to the Christian scholars that , I don't accept Paul and his teachings , because he was plainly wrong and misguided in some of his statements and doctrines, as I quote them Paul's teachings and explain, why I don't believe in Paul , the Missionaries say that Paul was appointed by Christ, so he can never be wrong .
We are asking the Gospel of Christ and Islam testifies that it is from God.
But we are careful about other statement and words of New Testament, other than what is said by Jesus Christ.
So now, I am inviting the Christians to stand together  and make a time travel, a journey back to the time of Christ and to the time of Apostle Paul. And to be in their presence with Muslims,
So we are back in the time of Jesus 2000 years ago, We are as Muslims believing in Jesus Christ to be a Prophet of Allah and a Human , A servant of the Most High (John 17:3, Acts 3:13, Hebrews 13:8)  and you are still gentiles living in the lands of modern Turkey. So after Jesus Christ ascended to the heavens, we Muslims follows the congregations of the disciples. Now the time of Paul coming to the scene and there you are seeing  yourself in the Ministry of Paul.
So imagine if you are alive in the time of Paul and knew the Gospel of Christ, and what Jesus had said about his disciples (quoted below) and later now, you are listening to Paul's statement about the disciples.
So if you are using the same logic today to defend Paul , by saying Paul's message is true and his books are word of God, and he is appointed by Jesus, so you reject Islam because Muslims reject Paul, then with the same reason if you are standing before Paul 2000 years ago, you would have said to him: "you are a false preacher , Jesus appointed the 12 disciples to be his apostles and he said only one (Judas Iscariot)  is misguided and then the he is replaced ,so now you (Apostle Paul) are saying that they were led astray by hypocrisy. For this reason we reject you."
This is the words you would have said 2000 years ago if you happened to hear the words of Paul spoken about the disciples of Christ (quoted below).

Don't just read the books with intellectual reasoning, sometimes put yourself in the scene , copy the scene which you are in today when debating Muslims and defending Paul , and paste your scene to 2000 years back , there you will find Muslims standing with Christ and with his 12 disciples as stated in the Quran and you are as an independent seeker of the way , you have seen Jesus and what Jesus spoke of his disciples and now you are standing in the assembly of Paul , who says disciples were led astray and occupied in hypocrisy, where would you be standing? Whom would you be defending?
The answer will give you an insight to what is truth and what is the correct understanding of Jesus Christ and his disciples!

Quran 3:52 But when Jesus felt [persistence in] disbelief from them, he said, "Who are my supporters for [the cause of] Allah ?" The disciples said," We are supporters for Allah. We have believed in Allah and testify that we are Muslims [submitting to Him].

Quran 61:14 O you who have believed, be supporters of Allah , as when Jesus, the son of Mary, said to the disciples, "Who are my supporters for Allah ?" The disciples said, "We are supporters of Allah." And a faction of the Children of Israel believed and a faction disbelieved. So We supported those who believed against their enemy, and they became dominant.

WHOM DO YOU BELIEVE? CHRIST OR PAUL?:
Christ said:
Matthew 10:5-6 Jesus sent out the twelve apostles with these instructions: “Don’t go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans, but only to the people of Israel—God’s lost sheep.

Jesus Christ appointed his apostles to the lost tribe. Paul appointed himself to Gentiles in protest against Jews. Not in peace .
Acts 18:6 But when they opposed and insulted him, Paul shook the dust from his clothes and said, “Your blood is upon your own heads—I am innocent. From now on I will go preach to the Gentiles.”

Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) said only one was misguided and lead astray.  And later he was replaced by another person

John 6:70 Then Jesus said, “I chose the twelve of you, but one is a devil.”

But Paul said: Barnabas , Peter and all others were deceived in hypocrisy and led astray. 
Galatians 2:13 As a result, other Jewish believers followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.

So which one is greater offensive to the Christians?
a) Muslims saying the way of Christ was changed after the disciples,  by the hands of Pauline followers of the Medieval empires. 
Or
b) Paul saying that Barnabas and other disciples were led in hypocrisy and deception?
While A is offensive to the Christian's, the statement b is offensive to the Muslims.  Because Islam teach that the disciples and their followers were made superior to those who disbelieved and they were protected and were able to pass away in safety though there had the oppression from unbelievers and gentile followers.

Jesus Christ said that he has chosen them (12)  to be with him in eternity.
John 15:19 The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.
Jesus said those who are part of this world hates them,  Paul's words against the disciples reflected in this word of Christ.

While Paul was a prisoner of this world (pride) and of the realm of Devil .
2 Corinthians 12:7-9 even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
No true disciple of Christ can remain in the realm of this world and of the devil . Paul remind in this realm, and the  Christianity you see today is established with Paul , not with the 12 disciples.
Much more proof that disciples were always upon the truth and expose Paul's false testimony against them
John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will remain--so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
John 17:14 I have given them Your word and the world has hated them; for they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

THOSE WHO ARE NOT FROM THE 12 SPEAK FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THIS WORLD:
1 John 4:5 They are of the world. That is why they speak from the world's perspective, and the world listens to them.
Also see John 17:21-22 the disciples were called one in God and Christ. Can anyone measure the spiritual value of that true statement?

 JESUS CHRIST (PEACE BE UPON HIM) GIVES HIS GLORY TO HIS DISCIPLES, AND PAUL'S WORDS CONTRADICT IT:

John 17:22 NASB "The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;
The way of Christ carried by the 12 and ended with the followers of 12 as it is written:
John 12:35 Jesus replied, “My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.

Today no Church or congregations of the 12 disciples exists. There is only Pauline Christianity, who says the disciples were led astray in hypocrisy!
The way of Continued till to this day with earthly kingdoms,  and divided groups and sects that directly oppose the teachings of Christ and the prophets and the Torah. Who proclaimed that Jesus set everyone free from the Law by dying on  a cross and everyone have a free ticket to go to heaven.
Matthew 7:13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
Only a few will find the true message of Christ. Because it is for some time. as stated in John 12:35.
In the medieval age,  the world entered into Darkness.
Because the Christian world became a place of war and bloodshed,  they refuse to seek knowledge outside the Bible.  Later the renaissance paved the way for knowledge and Islam made its influence in western civilisation.

Even today the Christian world keep the medieval doctrine about the Bible. But its impractical to apply this belief today.
God has revealed himself in the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments alone. Every word was inspired by God through human authors, so that the Bible as originally given is in its entirety the Word of God, without error and fully reliable in fact and doctrine. The Bible alone speaks with final authority and is always sufficient for all matters of belief and practice. (Ref: Christian Evangelical website)
The Bible always didn't speak in authority and isn't always sufficient in practice.
While Islam encourage people to seek knowledge and even if it is to go to China.  And Muslim world become very strong intellectually and politically.
During the 300 years colonial era , Europe transported their medieval war tactics to the Eastern world and changed the world into nations and states based on racism,  and tribalism,  and the nature medieval Christian world manifested in Afro-Asian countries with wars and bloodshed.  And Islam became the scapegoat. People in Europe embraced the Islamic value they learned from Islamic civilisations without accepting Islam as a religion and they left Christianity.
This statement is not to insult any religion or group.  We discuss every religion and sects and respond to criticisms and apologetic questions. 
The article is aimed to promote the teaching of Christ and scrutinise Pauline doctrines on the basis of the Gospel of Christ, in an academic and apologetic perspective. I think that is not a hate speech,  because it is to love the truth and hate the falsehood.


Session 2:
Paul curses anyone who reject his teachings!
Galatians 1:8-9  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed
But the Revelation 14:6 says that A new Gospel will preached by An Angel from the Midheaven!
Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people;
New Testament Bible authors did not claim it is sent out by Angel from heaven, nor it is the eternal Gospel!

Paul curses anyone who teach something different. So now you have two options.
Option 1-Believe in the teachings of Paul and believe that Peter ,Barnabas, and others were led astray in hypocrisy.
Or

Option 2- believe in Jesus and believe in what Jesus said about his disciples and be blessed .
But you are safe and Paul's curse will not affect you.

While taking option to you are not fully agreeing with Paul. This is the problem with Pauline Christianity, when you agree with Paul, you end up disagree with Christ, when you agree with Christ, then you are to oppose some of the preaching of Paul!

But believing in both Christ's Gospel and Paul's teachings make it a confusion and disorder and bear no fruit .

I am not hating Paul or anyone else . It is his fate that the Messenger of Devil took over his mind and his teachings are filled with some good which is in accordance with the law and some teachings are confusion and misleading.

So by following Pauline Christianity, you are in a difficult situation, in a state of confusion and disorder.  But you do not feel the problem as long as you are reading the Bible and following Christianity in the elementary Church syllabus level. But when you become a seeker of the truth, someone who is brave and looking for safety in this world and hereafter, you are taking a brave step to seek the truth and surrender to the truth, at that time, the truths will start to unveil before you from behind the curtains.

So now, since Paul is preaching disciples were strayed and deceived and filled with hypocrisy, he is opposing the Messiah and his true words!. And when Paul says, he curse anyone who have a different message to his message, his curse also include Messiah, who said, his disciples are not of this world and they are one in the LORD and they are in the glory of the Messiah!.

So when you accept Paul, you are taking a share of that curse and you are indirectly cursing Jesus Christ and his 12 disciples. You do not realise that , because it is not direct curse, but supporting someone who curse!

So when you believe Jesus is God, or when you believe in Jesus and his Gospel, ask the following questions:
(1) who is speaking in the flesh of Paul, saying the disciples are deceived in hypocrisy and led astray?
(2) Is that a true spirit of God?
(3) Is this book (Galatians) the word of God? Which God speak against the disciples of Christ who are glorified by Christ? The God of the Quran gives high reverence to Christ and his disciples (see the Quran quotes above)

Lets say, a murderer come to you, and take a weapon from you, you know that he is going to murder an innocent person, but instead of preventing the crime , you are assisting, you are giving him a knife, you are giving him a transport, you are giving him shelter and food, after he had committed the murder!

This things in the spiritual world is also like that, read your books, you will gain some understanding if GOD Willing!

GOD'S WAR ON THOSE WHO OPPOSE HIS FRIENDS (SAINTS /AWLIYA ALLAH)
So when one say untrue things the Holy servants of God and dishonour them through words conveyed over 2000 years, God declare war on those who speaks against His Servants.
Imam Nawawi narrates: On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Verily Allah ta’ala has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nafil (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.’ ” [Al-Bukhari]
Reference : 40 Hadith Nawawi 38English translation : Hadith 38

So when you look at the Jewish world who killed the prophets and showed enmity to Christ, they were scattered by the wrath of God.
In the Christian world , you see centuries lasting wars and bloodshed, because when people turn away from the truth, they are in a state of fighting one another!. Worldly desires over take their priests and leaders, religion become political , though Messiah said, my Kingdom is not of this world! Earthly kingdoms which the devil promised to Messiah if he follow the Devil
Luke 4: 5 Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6“I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish. 7 So if You worship me, it will all be Yours.
This verses also prove Jesus is not God, because Satan used to enter the Divine Presence see Old Testament Book of Job.  Also if Jesus the Lord of all creations , why should be tested with a few kingdoms of this small earth? Make sense? And  God cannot be tempted by the Devil (Book of James 1:13)  so a test is not need for Jesus if he was deity as Devils shudder before God (James 2::19) !

After the Generation of the disciples of our Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) , some Muslims too lost that compass and they become abusive to the Close companions and to the people' of the House of Prophet , then a new group emerging in every generation who abuse and slander the pious saints or friends of God and noble followers of the Prophet, so the bloodshed and troubles also started entering in to the Muslim world!

                                 
There was a group of true believers who followed the Companions (Disciples) of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him)
Another group called Rebels (Khaarijite)

Another group who declared that there are new prophets among them and they were heretics!
Then later on new groups started emerging, such as Rafideen , Shia, Qadiyani,Salafi etc, each one having its own deviation from the main teachings of Islam!

So this is not criticising a particular religion, but standing In the Side of the Truth and People of Truth observation of the world and how they dealt with people of God and turned against the friends of God and the fate of conflict and wars entering in their lands , as it is written in all scriptures, curses for disobedience....
So you see similar problems in Islam as well, similar groups and sects that emerge generations to generations and how they go far from the prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him)  and his disciples (the companions).

Knowing facts and truths will separate you from the popular sects of your time.
But you are not looking to be famous or known or revered in this world . But to be known to Almighty as truthful, as obedient and as sincere .

It take a big sacrifice to know and accept the truth. The hidden veils are pulling you back as those who are already Muslims and scholars still far from so many truths...

Session 3: 
THE UNCHANGEABLE STATUS OF THE 12 DISCIPLES:
John 15:15 English Standard Version
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing;
but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Jesus Christ peace be upon him called his followers to be his friends . A friend of God's Messiah is indeed the friend of God.

So now see the full picture of the teachings of Paul in this regard .

Also understand why the Jews were struggled the way and the Muslim world today suffering the way as we see. Because they reject the holy servants of God in their times and they follow only books according to their own desires

The true religion is always based on an unbroken chain of discipleship.
When people follow some and reject some of the Prophetic guidance (2:85) or when they reject the successive authority (4:59) then they end up in the footstep of the devil (2:208), so when the Devil enter in the flesh they become abusive and opposed to the saints of the Most High and that is the way of confusion and the wide gate and broad road. (MATTHEW 7)

Those who are following Islam or other religions, they are doing it through their own intellectual effort , the realm of mind and intellect, not in the realm of the Light and Spirit of God, by which the saints see the word of God, but others see the word of God through the eye of the realm of ego or realm of devil

So you have three types of religions with in every religion.
For the common man , this type of explanation will be very offensive. But those who are familiar with Sufi way and saints, they would understand that this words are not to offend anyone , but to open the eyes of the heart..and it is from sincere love , not from pretentious behaviour or hatred!

This is why the  Sufis don't speak out all the truth to everyone . Because people are incapable of facing such irrefutable spiritual truths. Because their truth is based on the realm of the ego/ intellect and its beautiful to their own minds.

This is why Abu Huraira (may Allah bless him) a companion of the Prophet of Islam said: I have received two types of knowledge from the prophet, I have only propagated one type , if I had propagated the other type , then my throat would have been cut off " (Bukhari).

He is speaking about the Muslim society he is living in and how they would respond to the spiritual truths.
Even today ,if we go deep in to certain spiritual truth it will be people from the Muslim community who will become crazy first and attack us ..not the Christians or others.
That's another fact...

Therefore Sufis do not discriminate people too much based on their religion.

Our Shaykh saying that Merciful generous man leave this world with faith, because the All Powerful God guide them to the religion of truth before they die , which you may not perceive.

And you are a slave of intellect think , so and so died as a Hindu or Christian or Jew or Farsi , because he didn't follow your intellectual realm Islam , that manifested as a sect or group among people with you are as its leader .

While they are accepted in the spiritual realm of Islam because of their good character, generosity kindness and love.

So that's the summary of today's outpouring of the heart.

I pray that may Allah Almighty guide all of us in to the truth and right path..ameen
"Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come".~Mawlana Jelaluddin Rumi q.s

The LORD of Truth accept the Merciful and generous people and bless them with faith and His Mercy wherever they are coming from:
Either they enter into a physical congregation of God's people or they will be given it spiritual before their soul leave their body.

“My heart holds within it every form,
it contains a pasture for gazelles,
a monastery for Christian monks.
There is a temple for idol-worshippers,
a holy shrine for pilgrims;
There is the table of the Torah,
and the Book of the Koran.
I follow the religion of Love
and go whichever way His camel leads me.
his is the true faith;
This is the true religion.”~ Hz Ibn Arabi

The statement of Holy Saints reflects divine Mercy that cover whole creations and the Divine Generosity and Divine Haya (Modesty) as God Almighty is Ashamed of Not Blessing a righteous Soul with the biggest blessing i.e the True Faith. So the Spiritual Islam encompass those who are in the cities and those who are living in the remote Islands and wilderness such as Amazon forests!

Peace be upon the Messengers of Allah
Praise be to ALLAH the LORD of all Creations

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