LUKAS, HELP ME : SOLVING THE BIBLE-CHRISTIAN CONFUSION Part 1 By Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman
When my friend, Pastor Rogito Dennis wrote about his confusion on Facebook, I felt it was necessary to share. He wrote, “I am a confused Pastor…” In the comment section, the Christians were not able to bring a logical nor scriptural explanation so my friend wrote, “Lukas help me. This confusion is too much now”
Praise be to Allah, the exalted, the creator of the heavens and earth, the Lord of mankind and jinns, the fashioner, the One without equal, not begotten, beget not. Indeed, it is He who has sent his messenger(s) with the religion of TRUTH. He is Allah, the master of the day of recompense.
One who properly studies the Bible then compare it with the teachings of the Church would conclude that indeed, there is confusion. Also, a proper study of Jesus of the Bible and Jesus of Church brings one to the conclusion that Jesus of the Church is VERY different from Jesus of the Bible. it is also very important that most of these confusions are not confusing except one wants to believe in all of the Bible which has so much contradictions, how then would we believe in contradictions without confusion?
Pastor Rogito wrote,
“Christians say there is only one Almighty God Called Jesus Christ. If you ask them, was Jesus sent by God, they say Yes.”
Trinitarian Christians believe that Jesus Christ is God while the Unitarians do not. Either way, you get confused if the foundation of your believe is the Bible. For the trinitarian, Jesus Christ is God, he was the WORD which was with God, the Word itself God though modern translations like the NWT rendered the word to be a god not God. They say that Jesus Christ said, “I and my Father are one”(John10:30). Does that make Jesus God?
For two weeks, I have been discussing religion with my Jewish-American friend. Just two days ago, she asked me to explain what Jesus meant by “I and my father are one” if he is not God. I asked her, “Do you know Jesus also said, ‘The father is greater than I’ in John 14:28?”. “That is confusing!”, she exclaimed then i asked, “Where is the confusion?”. She said how is it possible that you and your father are one then He is greater than you. I said, “see, this confusion is not confusing”. I started to explain…
The truth is Jesus his not God and he, Jesus, said the truth when he said God is greater than him. As for him being one with the father, he later defined that oneness as oneness of purpose not of persons. Jesus Christ prayed for his disciples in the book of John chapter 17, we read verses 21-23;
21 that they may all BE ONE; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
22“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, JUST AS WE ARE ONE;
23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be PERFECTED IN UNITY, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
Allahu Akbar! Jesus Christ was clear, very clear. On the day of recompense, the one who believes Jesus is God because he read “I and my father are one” will have himself to blame as Jesus will disown him. For the sake of comprehension, I will stop here then solve other confusions in other parts of this topic. In shaa Allah
For a sincere truth seeker, it should now not be difficult to understand that this oneness and unity is of purpose because were it to be of the Church’s interpretation, are the disciples gods too?
Meanwhile, when trinitarians come saying Jesus is not God, we ask them to open Isaiah 9:6 which says the child shall be called the Mighty God. They believe the child is Jesus and when we ask them to prove Jesus is not God based on this verse, we stat to hear them say;
“erhm…erhm…according to lexis and structure…semantics…according to the rule of comprehension…ehrm..ehrm…according to hebrew-english, no…aramaic-latin…erhm…Jesus is God but God is almighty God…”
In shaa Allah, in this series of solving the confusions, we will revisit Isaiah 7:14. It is my prayer that at the end of this series, pastor Rogito Dennis will join Islam and be among the people of paradise. Ameen
Indeed, some of the confusions are not confusing.
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman
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