THE COMFORTER /ADVOCATE(PARAKLETOS)
MUHAMMAD OR THE HOLY GHOST
John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.” (American Standard Version) In this verse, Jesus promises that another “Comforter” will appear, and thus, we must discuss some issues concerning this “Comforter.”
The Greek word paravklhtos, parakletos, has been translated as ‘Comforter.’ Parakletos more precisely means ‘one who pleads another’s cause, an intercessor.’ The parakletos is a person in the Greek language, not an incorporeal entity. In the Greek language, every noun possesses gender; that is, it is masculine, feminine or neutral. In the Gospel of John, Chapters 14, 15 and 16 the parakletos is actually a person. All pronouns in Greek must agree in gender with the word to which they refer and the pronoun “he” is used when referring to the parakletos. The NT uses the word pneuma, which means “breath” or “spirit,” Pneuma is a grammatically neutral word and is always represented by the pronoun “it.”
All present day Bibles are compiled from “ancient manuscripts,” the oldest dating back the fourth century C.E. No two ancient manuscripts are identical. All Bibles today are produced by combining manuscripts with no single definitive reference. The Bible translators attempt to “choose” the correct version. In other words, since they do not know which “ancient manuscript” is the correct one, they decide for us which “version” for a given verse to accept. Take John 14:26 as an example. John 14:26 is the only verse of the Bible which associates the Parakletos with the Holy Spirit. But the “ancient manuscripts” are not in agreement that the “Parakletos” is the ‘Holy Spirit.’ For instance, the famous Codex Syriacus, written around the fifth century C.E., and discovered in 1812 on Mount Sinai, the text of 14:26 reads; “Paraclete, the Spirit”; and not “Paraclete, the Holy Spirit.” Why is it important? It is significant because in biblical language a “spirit,” simply means “a prophet.”
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 JOHN 4:1-3
When we continue reading beyond chapter 14:16 and chapter 16:7, we find that Jesus predicts the specific details of the arrival and identity of the parakletos. Therefore, according to the context of John 14 & 16 we discover the following facts.
1. Jesus said the parakletos is a human being: John 16:13 “He will speak.” John 16:7 “for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you.”
It is impossible that the Comforter be the “Holy Ghost” because the Holy Ghost was present long before Jesus and during his ministry. Like in Genesis1:2, 1st Samuel 10:10, 1st Samuel 11:6, Isaiah 63:11, Moses was with the Holy spirit, Luke 1:15 the holy spirit to Jesus before he was born , Luke 1:35, The Holy spirit will come upon Mary, Luke 1:41, Elizabeth was filled with the Holy spirit, Luke 1:67 Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit, Luke 2:25 The Holy spirit was upon simeon, Luke 2:26 A message was revealed to simeon via the Holy Spirit, Luke 3:22 The Holy Spirit descended unto Jesus in a form of a dove, John 20:22 Jesus gave the disciples the Holy spirit,
John 16:13 Jesus referred to the paraclete as ‘he’ and not ‘it’ seven times, no other verse in the Bible contains seven masculine pronouns. Therefore, paraclete is a person, not a ghost.
2. Jesus is called a parakletos: “And if any man sin, we have an advocate (parakletos) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1 John 2:1) Here we see that parakletos is a physical and human intercessor.
3. Jesus prayed to God for another parakletos: John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another parakletos.”
4. Jesus describes the function of the other Parakle-tos: John 16:13 “He will guide you into all the truth.” God says in the Quran of Muhammad: “O mankind! The Messenger has now come unto you with the truth from your Lord: believe, then, for your own good!…” (Quran 4:170)
John 16:14 “He will glorify Me.” The Quran brought by Muhammad glorifies Jesus: “…who shall become known as the Christ Jesus, son of Mary, of great honor in this world and in the life to come, and [shall be] of those who are drawn near unto God.” (Quran 3:45) Muhammad also glorified Jesus: “Whoever testifies that none deserves worship except God, who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger, and that Jesus is the servant of God, His Messenger, and His Word which He bestowed in Mary, and a spirit created from Him, and that Paradise is true, and that Hell is true, God will admit him into Paradise, according to his deeds.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim)
John 16:8 “he will convince the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.” The Quran announces: “Indeed, they have disbelieved who say, ‘God is the Christ, son of Mary’ – seeing that the Christ [himself] said, ‘O Children of Israel! Worship God [alone], who is my Lord as well as your Lord.’ ‘Indeed, whoever ascribes divinity to any being beside God, unto him will God deny paradise, and his goal shall be the fire: and there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers!’” (Quran 5:72)
John 16:13 “he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak.” The Quran says of Muhammad: “Neither does he speak out of his own desire: that [which he conveys to you] is but [a divine] inspiration with which he is being inspired.” (Quran 53:3-4)
John 14:26 “and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” The words of the Quran: “…while the Messiah had said, ‘O Children of Israel, worship God, my Lord and your Lord.’” (Quran 5:72) …reminds people of the first and greatest command of Jesus they have forgotten: “The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord.’” (Mark 12:29)
John 16:13 “and He will disclose to you what is to come.” The Quran states: “That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal, [O Mu-hammad], to you…” (Quran 12:102) Hudhaifa, a disciple of Prophet Muhammad, tells us: “The Prophet once delivered a speech in front of us wherein he left nothing but mentioned everything that would happen till the Hour (of Judgment).” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)
John 14:16 “that he may abide with you for ever.”…meaning his original teachings will remain forever. Muhammad was God’s last prophet to humanity ( Quran 33:40). His teachings are perfectly preserved. He lives in the hearts and minds of his adoring followers who worship God in his exact imitation. John 14:17 “he will be the spirit of truth” …meaning he will a true prophet, see 1 John 4: 1-3.
John 14:17 “the world neither sees him…” Many people in the world today do not know Muhammad. John 14:17 “…nor knows him” Fewer people recognize the real Muhammad, God’s Prophet of Mercy. John 14:26 “the Advocate (parakletos)” Muhammad will be the advocate of humanity at large and of sinful believers on Judgment Day: “…It may be that your Lord will raise you to Station of Praise (the honor of intercession on the Day of Resurrection)” (Quran 17:79)
A synopsis of the life of Muhammad has already been given . Commenting on the verse Quran chapter 61:6 Jesus said : “…an apostle who shall come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad” (Quran 61:6) …where Jesus predicts the coming of Muhammad.
Periklytos (‘the Much-Praised’), an exact Greek translation of the Aramaic term or name Mawhamana. (It is to be borne in mind that Aramaic was the language used in Palestine at the time of, and for some centuries after, Jesus and was thus undoubtedly the language in which the original , now lost texts of the Gospels were composed.) In view of the phonetic closeness of Periklytos and Parakletos it is easy to under-stand how the translator or, more probably, a later scribe confused these two expressions. It is significant that both the Aramaic Mawhamana and the Greek Periklytos have the same meaning as the two names of the Last Prophet, Muhammad and Ahmad, both of which are derived from the Hebrew verb hamida (‘he praised’) and the Hebrew noun hamd (‘praise’).”
If you still don’t agree that the comforter/advocate(periklytos) is not Prophet Muhammad ,then bring your proof with the truth the Holy Ghost/Spirit guide you.
If you agree with these write-up then you shouldn’t hesitate to embrace Islam,
KNOW ISLAM, KNOW PARADISE