Saturday 13 November 2021

A Letter to My Muslim Friends - III

Dear Friends,

I am forced to change the topic on which I was writing at present in order to write expressly to you. The matter I am dealing with is quite serious because of its deceptiveness. There are some people who are pretending to be the standard-bearers of Christianity and doing utmost harm to the same. They are acting utterly deliberately. They know very well what they are doing. I wish they haven’t succeeded in achieving their goals through deception. They are deliberately attacking Islam and the God of Islam in such a way that those who love Islam and its Godhead are bound to get hurt and respond in like manner. This, exactly, is what these so-called Christian standard-bearers are aiming to achieve. They want you to shy away from knowing what you need to know about Jesus. My humble request to you is not to fall in their trap and shy away from knowing the truth that you need to know NOW.

I am saying this to you because recently I watched a video posted by Hear ‘n See Ministries. I tried to search for it just now but it is simply not there! Or, maybe if it is there and I am not able to find it. Anyway, what is important is the content of this video. It started by giving a piece of information that was completely irrelevant to the subject of the video. The irrelevant info had to do about the actual shape of the earth which science deliberately distorted in order to deceive the humanity; and the subject of the video had to do with Jesus of the Bible being the Dajjal of the Koran.

When I thought about why the narrator in the video began the video with this irrelevant info, after some time I came to realize that the photo of the earth that he presented to be the real shape of the earth faintly resembled that of a skull. I may be mistaken in my perception. I rather wish I am mistaken in my perception. But the question stands as it is. Did he want to drop a clue about who he was? I don’t know about it.

Coming to the point, what made the narrator of this video say that the Dajjal of Koran was the biblical Jesus? The YouTube video image showed a photo of Dajjal beside the image of the one-eyed Christ from Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. In Mel Gibson’s film, it is shown that Jesus suffers injuries in His right eye which remains close all through the film.

Interestingly, Bible doesn’t say that Jesus’ right eye suffered injury! Jesus forms part of the New Testament but the Old Testament is full of prophecies regarding Jesus. So, there are also prophecies about the wounds that Jesus actually received. This is because the wounds of Jesus have specific meaning which is clearly put forth in the Book of Isaiah 53 where it is written:

“But He was wounded for our transgressions,

He was bruised for our iniquities;

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

And by His stripes we are healed.”

As for the wounds of Jesus, they are prophetically described in the following verses from the Bible:

  1. Piercing of His hands and feet: See Book of Psalms 22:16
  2. The scourging on His back: See Psalms 129:3
  3. None of His bones were broken: See Psalm 34:20, etc
When Jesus rose from death on the third day, one of His disciples named Thomas wasn’t willing to believe that the resurrected Jesus standing before him was the same as the one who died on the cross. So, he demanded of Jesus that until and unless he would put his hands in His wounds, he wouldn’t believe that He was the same Jesus that died on the cross. Jesus asked him to put his hands in His wounds. Thomas did. When he found the wounds on Jesus’ body, he believed that Jesus had indeed risen from death.

In other words, the wounds on Jesus’ body were also identifying marks. Nowhere in the Bible there is a mention of his right eye having suffered injury. An attempt both from Mel Gibson and the narrator of this video from Hear ‘n See Ministries to show Jesus as one-eyed tantamount to casting the real identity of Jesus into mist! That’s terrible!

Another thing that should surprise any Christian who has read Bible from cover to cover is this: On what ground this narrator drew parallel between biblical Jesus and Dajjal of Koran? If he had to find a counterpart of Dajjal in the Bible, it was to be found in the Book of Zechariah, Chapter 11, and Verse 17. Here, in Zechariah 11, this person is described as ‘worthless’. Let me quote the verses about this person:

“Woe to the worthless shepherd,
Who leaves the flock!
A sword shall be against his arm
And against his right eye;
His arm shall completely wither,
And his right eye shall be totally blinded.”

This ‘worthless’ shepherd (leader of the Jewish state in the time to come) will harm Israel, not help her. And he will be subject to divine punishment because he is an evil person. His arm will wither and his right eye will be blinded.

When the narrator of the video from Hear ‘n See Ministries compares biblical Jesus to Islamic Dajjal, that is the indirect way in which he considers biblical Jesus to be the worthless shepherd of Zechariah 11 in the Bible!

At first, I felt the narrator must be mistaken out of his ignorance about what is written about this one-eyed evil person in Zechariah 11. I wanted to correct his mistake by giving my opinion in the comment section. But I was shocked to find the comments disabled! Why would he do that? It would be quite naïve to think that he wanted to disable the comments made by the Muslim. I firmly believe that this action of disabling the comments is directed more against the Christians who would prove him wrong.

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