𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐭 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
God is Perfect, all justice, all-knowing and when he sent ALL Prophets from Adam BEFORE Prophet Jesus ALL sinners had the solution to repent AND their sins were forgiven by praying directly to God And times slaughter a sheep ( it is NOT a Must)
Why did the same Perfect all-knowing all-just God all of the sudden decide to change this whole standard process AND NO previous prophet told ANYONE that is process is going to change ONLY the Corrupted Christianity of Paul changed that
And that is why Islam was sent to RESTORE the original same method of worshiping God ALONE and pray to him directly and ask for forgiveness directly ALL previous Prophets predicted a change in the nature of God to be trinity and he will have a son and NO one will be accepted in the future unless believing in that – answer is NO NO NO. A bit of common sense is all
𝐈𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬? 𝐈𝐟 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐦?
- Generally, Christians argue that one has to believe in Jesus to attain salvation.
However, if we read through the Bible, especially the Old Testament, this thought doesn’t seem to exist.
First of all, the name Jesus isn’t mentioned one single time in the entire Old Testament, so none of the previous prophets nor their audiences would know anything about Jesus.
- Secondly, the concept of God was absolutely crystal clear to all previous nations. All the prophets from Noah to Moses taught belief in One God, they never gave any impression of a triune God not a multi-person God whatsoever.
- Finally, the pathway to salvation was straight and simple during the times of each prophet.
For example, those who lived at the time of Moses, had to believe in One God and obey the teachings of Moses. Those who lived at the time of David, had to believe in One God and obey the teachings of their current prophet David. Similarly at the time of Zechariah, belief in One God and obedience to teachings of their current prophet Zechariah.
Yes, we agree those who lived the time of Jesus, must believe in One God and follow the teachings of Jesus but for those who preceded him never had to know or have belief in Jesus.
𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐄𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐉𝐄𝐒𝐔𝐒
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐲:
It’s only in Christianity that a god will pray to another god
We know that all Christians are shouting the name of Jesus during various situations, and secondly, they believed that the blood of Jesus will wipe out the sins that they committed.
These are the five reasons why the issue of Jesus blood is a fictitious story by false scribes.
Christians claim that it’s the blood of Jesus that will wipe out their sins and that raises some questions:
1. Where did Jesus said ” I am coming to die for you?
2. Where did Jesus said “Do not repent until my blood drop for your sins to be forgiven?
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐲:
1. Ezekiel 20:18 God Almighty Said”
If a wicked person/ or a sinful person come to me and seek for my forgiveness and keep all my laws his sins will be forgiven.
This context now is telling you that you don’t have to wait for any blood if you want to be forgiven kindly seek the forgiveness of your Lord and abide by his laws.
2. Jeremiah 33:3 The Lord said to Jeremiah call unto me I will hear you.
3. Isaiah 65:24 The Lord said ” Even before you call me, I will hear you and if you call me, I will listen to you.
4. Jesus said ” Ask you shall be given, seek you shall find, knock the door will open.
5. 1John 1:9The Bible said if we ask God for forgiveness our sins will be forgiven.
The above-mentioned Biblical verse is telling us that if we sin, we have to ask God for forgiveness not wait for the blood of Jesus.
Matthew 4:17 Jesus did not wait for his blood when he was asking people to repent for the kingdom of God is near.
Moses did not make use of the blood of Jesus or his followers. Abraham did not use the blood of Jesus or his followers. Jesus himself make no use of his blood nor any of his disciples make use of the blood of Jesus.
It is best for Christians to focus on asking God forgiveness, even though they ask God their sins won’t be forgiven because according to Ezekiel 18:20 that you worship God alone and kept his commandments before your sins will be forgiven.
There was no concept of Jesus known or taught or presumed or preached prior to Jesus yet all people had their pathway to salvation through their own prophets.
The Hebrew Bible / Old Testament NEVER mentions Jesus of Nazareth. Various texts within those writings do mention a messiah/anointed son of David, heir to the throne in Jerusalem and, in some way, God’s son. These and other texts were taken to apply to Jesus by his followers.
No one writing those things was thinking, “I’m writing this about Jesus of Nazareth who will live hundreds of years in the future” or “I’m writing this about someone alive now but more importantly about someone in the distant future”.
See John J. Collins and Adela Yarbro Collins, King, and Messiah as Son of God ( word son in the original Aramaicmeant Slave or Servant But Greek translators made it Son: Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature (Eerdmans, 2008).
𝐎𝐥𝐝 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐫
This year, like all the others, many have been celebrating Christmas. Apart from the obvious secularisation of the event, many will actually be celebrating the birth of Jesus, who is supposed to be the Christ and savior of the world. Many of those who say that Jesus is the savior point to the supposed Old Testament predictions that, they say, proved that Jesus is the savior. However, an objective look at these Old Testament prophecies will show that they never predicted Jesus.
Perhaps one of the most quoted sections of the Old Testament that were supposed to have predicted the coming of Jesus comes from the book of Isaiah. In addition to the misinterpretations (deliberate or not) of the passages that have been credited with predicting the coming of Jesus, others describe what sort of person Jesus was supposed to have been ignored.
Isaiah wrote quite a long time before Jesus was born. He predicted that the savior would be born, not of a virgin, as some would want us to believe, but of a young woman. The fact that most children were born of young women, both during Isaiah’s and Jesus’s time should make this prediction unspectacular – even laughable. So, too, was Isaiah’s supposed prediction that Jesus would have been born in Bethlehem.
Then we are told that the savior would have been called “Immanuel”. Of course, the child was actually named “Jesus”. Most of those who did eventually call Jesus “Immanuel” came many years later, and they did so in a vain attempt to fulfill Isaiah’s prophecy.
Now, while Isaiah may have been saying that he will suffer for our sake, he also predicted that Jesus would have lived a long life, albeit sickly, and seen his children. Now, unless Isaiah was talking about another Jesus, the one that Christians celebrate each time this year could not have been the same one. For, in so far as everything that we know about him, he lived a very short life, was very healthy, and had no children.
Then there is the Old Testament prophet Micah, who was supposed to predict that the savior Jesus would have been born in Bethlehem. Speaking about this savior, Micah also said that Jesus was supposed to have saved the Hebrews from the Assyrians. However, during Jesus’s time, it was the Romans who ruled Palestine and Jesus certainly did not do any sort of “saving” for the Hebrews from any foreign oppressor.
𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟕:𝟏𝟒, 𝐈𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐥: 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬?
Isaiah 7:13-16 is a passage that is quoted by Trinitarians a lot, they use it as evidence that it is a Prophecy of Jesus coming and that the child named (Immanuel) in the verse is “Divine.” Is the name “Immanuel” really a Prophecy of Jesus and is the child Divine? We shall find out as we read further.
Isaiah 7:13-16 (NIV) 13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel. 15 He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, 16 for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.
𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐞:
- Isaiah is frustrated and says he will give a “SIGN” to Ahaz.
- We see the child will be born from a “Virgin” (Trinitarian translation).
- The child that is to be born will be named “Immanuel.”
- The child will learn to reject evil…. “boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right.”
I will deal with Isaiah 7:13-16 in four sections as written above.
𝟏. “𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐡𝐚𝐳“
What sort of “SIGN” would it be to Ahaz when he will never see it? How can this Prophecy be of Jesus when he (Messiah) came 700 years after Ahaz? If I say “I will show you a sign.” Shouldn’t I show you the “sign” sooner or later, while you are still alive?
How can this passage make any sense if Christian trinitarians say ‘this is a Prophecy of Jesus?’ The correct view that is regarded by majority of Scholars is that the “sign” was fulfilled at the time of Ahaz, while he was alive. It would make no sense whatsoever if the “SIGN” to Ahaz comes 700 years later while he is dead.
𝟐 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 “𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐡” 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 “𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧?”
The word “Virgin” in the original Hebrew language means “bethulah” not “Almah.” Trinitarians don’t know what to do with that verse but to change the actual meaning and make it out as if this is a Prophecy of Jesus. The word in Hebrew used in Isaiah 7:15 is “Almah” and the literal meaning of it is “young marriageable woman” not “virgin.”
There are some truthful Christian scholars now admitting that the word does not mean “virgin” and agree with the Jewish position that it means “young marriageable woman.” Let’s see what these Scholars have to say about the word “Almah.”
𝐀) 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐏𝐇.𝐃. 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 “𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐡”:
The meaning of Almah, translated “virgin” is not certain. Generally it seems to signify a young marriageable woman, but it is possibly used of those already married, as we should have a bride. The Septuagint several times translates the word Almah, “young woman” (Exodus, 2:8; Pss. 46:1; 68:26; Song of Songs, 1:30- 6:8). In none of these passages is the idea of virginity implied.”
𝐁) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐇. 𝐆. 𝐌𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬:
“Note Almah means: ‘the young woman of marriageable age’ (indefinite use of the article) i.e. “young woman.”
𝐜) 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥:
“The word Almah means marriageable age, and not necessarily unmarried.”
𝐃) 𝐆. 𝐖. 𝐖𝐚𝐝𝐞, 𝐆. 𝐖𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐚𝐝𝐞 (𝐃.𝐃., 𝐇𝐨𝐧. 𝐃.𝐃., 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬) – 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟. 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐰, 𝐒𝐭. 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝’𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞:
“a ‘virgin’ better, a (literally, the) ‘young woman.’ The Heb. Word ‘Almah’ seems etymologically to mean a girl of marriageable age, whether actually married or not.”
E) English Biblical Scholar Arthur Samuel Peake, one of the most famous Christian Bible commentators comments on the word Almah:
“The rendering ‘virgin’ is unjustifiable; for this bethulah would have been use: the word here, ‘almah’ means young woman or marriageable age, without any suggestion that she is not married.”
𝐅) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐝𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐋. 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬:
“His mother is indicated by a very indefinite term, i.e., ‘the young woman of marriageable age,’ for that is the strict meaning of the original.”
𝐆) 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝, 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐆. 𝐁𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐠𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 ‘𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐡’:
“Virgin: but this rendering is unquestionably, and is now generally admitted to be, unjustifiable. The word Almah is fem. Of, youth, which is used in 1 sam 17:56 20:22 and corresponds to ghalaam (Arabic), a derivative not from the root, to conceal, which seems to be known in Arabic, but from ghallam, to be lustful; Almah means a girl, or a young woman, above the age of childhood and sexual immaturity (in this being specific than the synonymous), a person of the age at which sexual emotion awakens and becomes potent;
it asserts neither virginity to women who were as a matter of fact certainly (Gn 24:43, Ex 28), or probably (Ca 1:3 6:8, Ps 68:26), virgins. On the other hand, it is also used in Pr 30:19 where the marvels of procreation and embryology (cp. Ps 139:13-16, Ec 11:5) seem to be alluded to, and the corresponding term (or terms) is used in Aramaic of persons certainly NOT virgin”
What we learned is the word “Almah” does NOT mean “Virgin”, this is according to these highly respected Scholars, that have been quoted. According to them, they are harmoniously in agreement, that the Hebrew word “Almah” means “young marriageable woman.”
𝟑 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞 “𝐈𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐥” 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐚 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬?
Now the name “Immanuel” according to Trinitarian view it means “God with us.” When they say that, what they mean is the “child is divine”, God Incarnate in other words. When we take a closer look “Immanuel” only means “God is with us”, in other words God will be with his people in time comfort, nothing to do with the “Child being Divine.” Now let’s turn our attention to these Scholars, mostly Christian, let us see what their view is on Isaiah 7:13-16, and who is it about i.e is it about Jesus or someone else?
𝐀) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐒. 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬:
“The appearance of the symbolical name of Immanuel in 7:14 and 8:18 is coexistent with the dark and desolate experiences of Assyrian invasion. “God is with us” not after these pass away.”
Professor George mentions nothing about “Immanuel” being “God Incarnate” i.e a prophecy of Jesus. He makes it clear this is about the “Assyrian invasion.”
𝐁) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐂.𝐑 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬:
“The fact that Jehovah is sore displeased with Ahaz is based upon his wearing God, by occasioning him to exhaust all means for the recovery of the king’s loyalty, without success. The sign which the Lord gives, therefore, while pointing to relief from the allied armies, points also to distress from Assyria herself; hence the sign involves a threat as well as a promise. We now come to the Prophecy of Immanuel. It is to be remarked first, that the same name Hebrew consonants permit us to render, thou (Ahaz) shalt call, thou shalt call, or she is about to call…
The Article in Isaiah 7:14, most naturally refers to some well-known woman, had in mind by both Isaiah and the royal house, and perhaps present when the words were spoken. This is made yet more probable by the individuality involved in the name Immanuel, and by the fact that the land of Judah is afterward called Immanuel’s Land (Isaiah 8:8)“
𝐂) 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬, 𝐃. 𝐃., 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐠𝐨:
“Isaiah uttered the striking oracle, 7:13-17. There is nothing to indicate that the sign which was to be given was the miraculous conception of a child. The oracle would have been the same if the prophet said, “behold, a maiden shall be married and shall bear a son.” Etc. The sign is in the name of the child, and in the political conditions occurring within the time of the child’s birth and growth.”
𝐃) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐇.𝐆 𝐌𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥:
“Shall call,” etc., should be “will call,” i.e., when temporary deliverance from Rezin comes, mothers will think that Jehovah has espoused their cause and so “ will call” etc., “Immanuel,” is name which describes not the child but the condition of the land at the time when the name is given i.e., not “God with us,” but “God is with us”
𝐄) 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬:
“The common objection made to referring this Prophecy to Christ is, that a child to be born seven hundred years afterward could be no sign to Ahaz that Jerusalem would not be taken by the approaching army.
𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 & 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬:
“what then was this sign? It was, that a young female there present should bear a son, and that before he should have learned to choose the good and refuses the evil, the land of Syria and Israel, over which Rezin and Pekah ruled should become desolate; be overcome by the enemy and their kingdoms destroyed. Such is the obvious meaning of this Prophecy. 
𝐅) 𝐁𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐫 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞’𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲:
“10-17 The sign of Immanuel- This incident probably took place only a few days after the foregoing, before Ahaz had publicly committed himself to his policy. Isaiah’s words which are loaded with cultic overtones are reminiscent of a dusnastic oracle.
Indicating a young woman, possibly among the company present, certainly known to them, he decales that she is pregnant and will soon bear a son who will be named Immanuel (‘God is with us’). Probably the young woman was one of the wives of the king… The name Immanuel means ‘God is with us’ not ‘God with us’; there is no reference in it to an incarnation of God.”
𝐆) 𝐖.𝐑.𝐅. 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟕, 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐥:
Emmanuel: The greek transliteration of the Hebrew Immanuel- ‘God with us’- and used by Matt 1:23 when quoting Isa 7:14. The name was a sign given by the prophet to king*Ahaz in 734BCE and was part of his warning not to put his trust in *Assyria as a defence against the combined forces of *Syria and Israel who were threatening *Judah.
They would be destroyed before the child to be called Immanuel shortly to be born to a young woman (the Hebrew word in Isaiah 7:14 does not necessarily denote a virgin) would be old enough to discern the difference between *good and evil*. The sign being offered by Isaiah was thus of an assurance of the protecting power of God at a dangerous moment.
𝐇) 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐆. 𝐁𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐧:
The promise is that within a few weeks, or days even, God’s act of deliverance will be in every one’s mouth. The alternative rendering ‘shall be with child and bring forth,’ would postpone the deliverance for the best part of a year, whereas the narrative seems to suggest that Isaiah expected it at once.—
‘And shall call his name’ MT rightly punctuates and unusual form of the 3rd pers. Fem.: the child is to receive his name in the ordinary way, viz. From his mother: see Hastings, DB iii.480b; prophets who wished to use their children’s names as signs naturally availed themselves of the less usual naming by the father… ‘Thou shalt call would, of course, imply that the child was to be a son of Ahaz.
What we see from most of the Scholars quoted, they all unanimously agree Isaiah 7:13-16 is not a Prophecy of Jesus. Secondly they all agreed that the Child that was to be born i.e “Immanuel” was not Divine. This was a Prophecy of Ahaz that was fulfilled already in Ahaz lifetime not 700 years later.
(𝟒) “𝐈𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐥” 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐥?
This is the last section I am going to deal with. Whenever a Trinitarian quotes Isaiah 7, thee so-called Prophecy of Jesus, they quote verses 13,14 and the beginning of verse 15 “He will be eating curds and honey” and they stop. Why do they always do that? There is something special in the verses after, you will see as you read further. Here is the passage:
Isaiah 7:15 He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, 16 for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.
So “God” (Immanuel according to Christians is Yahweh) has to learn what is good and evil? Let’s get over it again shall we. God who created the heavens and the earth has to grow up like any ordinary kid and he has to learn between wrong and right?
Does that make any sense at all, to say “God will grow up” and God will be a boy who will have to learn about right and wrong, good and bad? So in other words God doesn’t know the difference between what is good and bad, he has to learn? Ridiculous, blasphemy!
We now know why the Christian trinitarians hide the verses and never quote it. It is perfectly clear if anyone with common sense who reads these verses will see that Isaiah 7:13-16 does not in any way indicate anything about the Child (Immanuel) being Divine nor is it a Prophecy of Jesus.
Here is parallel Translations for passage 15-16:
New International Version (©2011)
He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.
New Living Translation (©2007)
By the time this child is old enough to choose what is right and reject what is wrong, he will be eating yoghurt and honey, for before the child is that old, the lands of the two kings you fear so much will both be deserted.
English Standard Version (©2001)
He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, for before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be deserted.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
“He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good, for before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, for before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
By the time he learns to reject what is bad and choose what is good, he will be eating butter and honey, for before the boy knows to reject what is bad and choose what is good, the land of the two kings you dread will be abandoned.
International Standard Version (©2012)
He’ll eat cheese and honey, when he knows enough to reject what’s wrong and choose what’s right. However, before the youth knows enough to reject what’s wrong and choose what’s right, the land whose two kings you dread will be devastated.”
NET Bible (©2006)
He will eat sour milk and honey, which will help him know how to reject evil and choose what is right. Here is why this will be so: Before the child knows how to reject evil and choose what is right, the land whose two kings you fear will be desolate.
GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
He will eat cheese and honey until he knows how to reject evil and choose good. Indeed, before the boy knows how to reject evil and choose good, the land of the two kings who terrify you will be deserted.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
Curds and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, for before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that you dread shall be forsaken by both her kings.
American King James Version
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, for before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that you abhor shall be forsaken of both her kings.
American Standard Version
Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth to refuse the evil, and choose the good, for before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two kings thou abhorrest shall be forsaken.
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧?
Enoch was not a Christian.
David was not a Christian.
Solomon was not a Christian.
Elisha was not a Christian.
Elijah was not a Christian.
Job was not a Christian.
Zechariah was not a Christian.
Jacob was not a Christian.
Joseph was not a Christian.
Abraham was not a Christian.
Ishmael was not a Christian.
John was not a Christian.
Mary was not a Christian.
Jesus was not a Christian.
His disciples they were not called Christians.
The countries where they SETTLED are not Christians
All of the above prophets they only submitted their wills to one and only God. They do not know Trinity.*
That is why I cannot be a Christian by God’s will. I will follow the trend of the above Prophets including my beloved Prophet Jesus pbuh through submitting myself to the wills of One and Only God, the Almighty the most High.*
Worshiping One God Was The Core Message Of Jesus
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬.
Jesus said :
“If you love me, keep my commandments.” John 14: 15
So, what are these commandments?
“The most important one is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD.” Mark 12: 29
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’”Mar 12:30
“Right, Teacher, the scribe replied.“You have stated correctly that God is One and there is no other but Him”
Mark 12: 32.
This is the speech of Jesus himself.
Jesus called for absolute Oneness
“The LORD our God is the one and only LORD.” (Mark 12: 29)
And this is exactly what Islam is calling for
– [Jesus said] in Quran
, “And indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path.”
1. Isaiah gave a “sign” to Ahaz and it was fulfilled during the lifetime of Ahaz while he was still alive not 700 years after as I stated earlier.
2. The word “virgin” which is used by most hard-headed Christian Trinitarians has also been answered in detail. According to all them (the Scholars I quoted), they unanimously agreed “Almah” does not mean “virgin.” The word for “virgin” in Hebrew is “Bethulah” not “Almah.” They all quite clearly stated that the Hebrew word “Almah” means “young marriageable woman” not “virgin.”
3. The amount of quotes I used for Isaiah 7:13-16 by the Scholars, again agreed that this could not be a Prophecy of Jesus, instead it was a Prophecy that was fulfilled at the time Ahaz.
4. I went over Isaiah 7:15-16 that it could not be a Prophecy of Jesus, since verses 15-16 mention that “Immanuel” (God according to Christians) has to learn what is good and bad and learn to refuse evil. Doesn’t God already know these things? I will let you decide. In the verses it is mentioned that they will “name him Immanuel.”
How come Jesus was never called by the name “Immanuel” in his lifetime? Where did his mother or stepfather, disciples who knew him best, ever call him by the name “Immanuel?” Again it is evident that this could not be a Prophecy of Jesus.
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