Thursday, July 11, 2024


Has Islam Improved to Become Better Than Christianity?

Does Muhammad fulfill and complete the mission and purpose of Christ? Muhammad emphatically answers 'yes.'

The core theology of Islam teaches that because Allah sent Gabriel with the Quran to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad and the Quran fulfill and complete the mission and purpose of Christ and the New Testament. Muhammad appears to recognize the importance of the Bible (Surah 4:47; 4:136; 4:163; 5:44-48; 5:82-83; 6:92, 154), but Christianity and the New Testament must humble themselves to Islam and the Quran, the new and superior revelation.

Surah 5:15-16 illustrates Muhammad's perspective using a metaphor. In the context of Muhammad's distortion of the Christian teachings of Jesus as the Son (v. 17), and in the context of his claim that the Jews are cursed (v. 13), this passage in the Quran (representing others) states that Christians (and Jews) have been walking in darkness until Muhammad came:

**5:15 O People of the Book [Jews and Christians] . . . there has come to you now a light from God, and a clear Book [the Quran], 16 by which God guides those who follow what pleases Him to the ways of peace, bringing them out of darkness into light, by His will, and guiding them to a straight path. (Haleem) (compare with 4:157).**

A modern Christian knowledgeable of the Bible will immediately recognize the metaphor of light. Jesus says He was sent from heaven as the light of the world, and Christians have passed from darkness into light (John 1:4-5, 8:12, 9:5, 12:46; 1 Peter 2:9). But now, Muhammad claims that Christians have been living in darkness, and he has come to clarify things for them, as if they were confused. The Quran offers guidance on the "straight path," a theme repeatedly emphasized in Islamic scriptures (e.g., Surah 1) and "clarifies things." Verse 16 is one of the verses that a Muslim might consider when showing that Islam is a religion of peace. But is it true?

A committed Christian, knowledgeable of the Bible, cannot possibly believe that Islam is superior. How can we resolve this stalemate? Should we ignore it? Considering recent events such as the terrorist attacks in the United States (September 11, 9/11), this is no longer possible. Should we pretend that all religions are equal? But this forces us to deny some of the non-negotiable core doctrines that all religions have, which cannot be reconciled. Thus, should we only debate theoretical teachings?

Discussing theoretical matters like the Trinity has its place in conversations between Muslims and Christians, but no side can claim to be proven through mere observation. The Quran everywhere affirms the Oneness of God, while the New Testament firmly asserts that Jesus is God and the Holy Spirit is a person. Thus, we are left with one holy scripture against another, and to break this endless stalemate, we must use other methods. (For more reliable information on the New Testament, visit this site; for the inherent problems of the Quran, go here).

Since Muhammad opposes Christ and Christianity as true, we Christians must respond. What would Jesus say? As it happens, Jesus has given us clear teachings on how to evaluate a prophet who comes after Him in history, especially if that prophet claims to be greater than Jesus: evaluate their fruits.

In the context of the Sermon on the Mount, Christ spoke to the crowds, none of whom were theologians, or very few, but rather lower-class farmers. In Matthew 7:15-20, Christ uses unambiguous language about how to recognize the truth of prophets:

**7:15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.**

In today’s Western world, where millions of people prefer not to challenge Islam but rather accommodate it, this passage might seem intolerant. But in these verses, Christ understands the danger. Claims of religious truths have come into the world in large numbers, almost every second, and these claims are not merely theoretical; people's lives are at stake. Therefore, the cost of accommodation, especially since 9/11, is too high.

Nevertheless, it is Muhammad who claims to be greater than Christ and that his new religion is superior to Christianity. He is the one who initiated the confrontation. Thus, over 600 years before Muhammad's arrival, Christ responded to him and many other self-proclaimed prophets spreading around the Mediterranean with the fruit inspection test.

To illustrate, suppose I claim that my way is better than yours. Then I can prove my verbal claims with visible actions. My conduct will be better than yours because my actions speak louder than words. Specifically, if the founder of a religion says that husbands in my community are allowed to beat their wives (Surah 4:34), but you as a founder say that husbands in your community are not allowed to beat their wives, does my claimed superiority stand in real life? I set a bad example in practice, but you do not.

What I do is not spreading the fruit of inspection. That is, my fruit or behavior or actual actions are rotten. Thus, Jesus is absolutely right to use this simple analogy for His followers to examine the claims of prophets coming after Him. "You will know them by their fruits" (Matt 7:16).

We can see the crux of Muhammad’s objection and Christ’s fruit inspection by using a simple logical if-then (cause/effect) argument. This method is known as "modus tollens" or denying the consequent (part of the "then" clause).

**(1) If A, then B. If Islam has improved to become better than Christianity, these changes would be seen in practical, observable, and relevant ways.**

**(2) Not-B. But these changes are not seen in practical, observable, and relevant ways.**

**(3) Therefore, not-A. Therefore, Islam has not improved to become better than Christianity.**

Now we can defend each statement easily.

**(1) If Islam has improved to become better than Christianity, these changes would be seen in practical, observable, and relevant ways.**

We have already defended this statement in the preceding section. Examining the lives and actions of the founder of Christianity and the founder of Islam is the first and best way to break the endless stalemate between these two conflicting religions because we can see their behaviors and actions here on earth. You will know them by their fruits.

**(2) But these changes are not seen in practical, observable, and relevant ways.**

Defending this statement with tangible evidence clearly addresses Muhammad’s objection to Christ and demonstrates beyond doubt that Muhammad's fruit is bad, while Christ's fruit is healthy and ripe.

The following list has already been developed in this article on this site, which is the basis of this article. If the reader believes that the actual actions of Muhammad and the following Quranic verses have been taken out of context or in a non-visible state, then, once again, they should visit other websites provided in the relevant references. These ethically questionable actions happened entirely within Muhammad's community, and Muhammad, in his Quran, commands this cruelty. Also, to see Quranic verses in multiple translations, the reader should go here and type in the references, like 24:2 (24 is the Surah, and 2 is the verse). Ignore the request for Arabic Surah titles quoted differently, and type the numbers only.

* Muhammad gives nicknames to his weapons and calls himself "the destroyer."

Christ never owned weapons because he never fought wars with people.

* Muhammad in his Quran commands that adulterers be flogged a hundred lashes (Surah 24:2). Authentic Hadiths (words and deeds of Muhammad outside the Quran) command stoning.

Christ forgave the woman caught in adultery. The people who gathered to stone her dropped their stones and left. She remained, weeping until Jesus told her to go and sin no more (John 8:1-11).

* Muhammad in his Quran allowed men to beat their wives (Surah 4:34).

Neither Christ nor the New Testament writers permitted or practiced this.

* Muhammad in his Quran commands that a thief's hand, male or female, be cut off (Surah 5:38).

Christ never said to do this. The Apostle Paul said that thieves should work with their hands, not cut them off, so they can have something to share with others in need (Ephesians 4:28). In this matter (and many others), Paul surpasses Muhammad.

* Muhammad killed poets and political enemies.

Christ never killed any of his enemies or even poets (even bad ones).

* Muhammad in his Quran commands the death penalty or the cutting off of hands and feet for those who wage war or cause disorder in the land (Surah 5:33).

Christ, the Prince of Peace, died for the sins of the world so that "disorder" and "war" would end.

* Muhammad married Aisha, a girl who had not yet reached puberty, and consummated the marriage with her while she was still a young girl. For full evidence on this peculiar family affair of Muhammad, even for seventh-century Arabia

, readers should see this article. The Quran itself permits such illegal marriages for other Muslims as well (Surah 65:4).

Christ never did this and never told people to do so.

* Muhammad in his Quran promises a lush garden filled with "virgins" for martyrs who lose their lives in holy wars (Surah 44:51-56, 52:17-29, 55:46-78, 61:10, 4:74, 9:111).

Christ's martyrdom on the cross means that Christians are not required to die in holy wars to secure entry into heaven. All they need to do is believe in Jesus.

* Muhammad killed without justice around 600 Jewish men and enslaved their women and children. This atrocity is celebrated in the Quran (Surah 33:25-27).

Christ was a Jew and loved his people. Moreover, he loves all people of the world—even polytheists whom Muhammad killed—and redeems them through his death, burial, and resurrection. He was not sent to kill people.

* Muhammad launched his religious crusade in 630 CE with 30,000 fighters against the Byzantines, who did not show up (Surah 9:29).

Christ never did this. What medieval Europeans did in his name is not the foundation of Christianity. Only Jesus and the New Testament are the foundation, and they did not authorize holy wars. Muhammad, on the other hand, is the foundation of Islam and initiated holy wars against Byzantine Christians and went on many holy wars.

Surah 5:16, quoted in the introduction of this article, emphasizes strongly that Islam is a religion of peace. This list, however, contradicts these emphatic words directly. Actions speak louder than words. Therefore, Islam is not a religion of peace, see this site.

Again, if the reader believes that these claims are taken out of context, they can click on the above site and then on the other sites provided in each claim.

Christians will recognize prophets by their fruits. To put it plainly, Muhammad, the self-proclaimed messenger and prophet (Surah 3:144), has utterly failed the fruit inspection test, while Christ, the Son of God (Matt. 3:16-17), has succeeded with complete victory.

**(3) Therefore, Islam has not improved to become better than Christianity.**

This conclusion follows directly and logically.

For unbiased people willing to listen to reason, issues of practical matters like wife-beating, flogging adulterers, and marrying prepubescent girls are sufficient to make a decision. Practical actions and policies cannot be ignored unless people choose to close their eyes and refuse to see how things are wrong or perhaps if a prophet has a large army to help enforce his actions on the "weak" followers of the "imperfect" preceding religion.

And this brings us back to theoretical teachings, again using myself and the reader as an example. Before debating theoretical teachings like the nature of God, as a follower of a religion, I must pass the fruit inspection test. Suppose my habit is to kill polytheists in wars involving significant loss of life, instead of converting them through preaching or letting them live if they refuse to convert (Surah 9:4-5). On the other hand, it is not your habit to kill polytheists, but to convert them through preaching and letting them live if they refuse to convert. In these circumstances, I fail the real and visible fruit inspection test, but you succeed. Therefore, I lose my credibility to speak on other theoretical matters about the nature of God and other theoretical teachings that are not visible. It becomes evident that I either serve myself or, worse, serve a weak god. You, on the other hand, have sound practical ideas, so you deserve to be listened to.

Similarly, Muhammad's failure in his challenge to Christ can be explained with another if-then argument, this time on the logical principle called modus ponens or affirming the antecedent (the "if" clause in the first statement).

**(4) If A, then B. If Islam has not improved to become better than Christianity in practical, visible, and relevant ways, then it logically follows that it has not improved to become better than Christianity in theoretical matters that are only conceptual.**

**(5) A has been affirmed. Islam has not improved to become better than Christianity in practical, visible, and relevant ways.**

**(6) Therefore, B is affirmed. Islam has not improved to become better than Christianity in theoretical matters that are only conceptual.**

Both statements can be defended easily.

**(4) If Islam has not improved to become better than Christianity in practical, visible, and relevant ways, then it logically follows that it has not improved to become better than Christianity in theoretical matters that are only conceptual.**

Muhammad is the exemplar of Islam since he was the conduit through which Allah revealed the superior religion, so we use him again to assess Islam. Fruit inspection says that if a prophet fails to produce it, then his conceptual claims are suspect. In a non-religious context, this standard is too high because all humans have flaws. A physicist is allowed to discuss theoretical concepts about space and time even if his life is mixed up or even full of sin. But in a religious context, especially when one religious leader (Muhammad) claims to be greater than another leader (Christ), this standard is critical and unavoidable.

Furthermore, historical facts confirm Muhammad's failure in conceptual ideas. For example, it is an established fact that the New Testament is reliable, while the Quran has its share of flaws. (For more information on this topic, see these pages here and here). Also, it is a proven fact that Muhammad was not well-versed in higher concepts. What he did was take a mix of ideas circulating on trade routes and incorporate them into his Quran (such as the illogical idea denying Christ's crucifixion in Surah 4:157) and claim them as divine revelation from Allah. Thus, in clear and tangible ways, Muhammad was not improving Christianity (and Judaism) but distorting the two preceding religions. Therefore, historical facts confirm that he may not be accurate in conceptual teachings and does not understand what he is talking about.

**(5) Islam has not improved to become better than Christianity in practical, visible, and relevant ways.**

After reading the list in the second point, any fair-minded person seeking to know, who is rational and whose thoughts are not clouded by lifelong commitment to Islam, will conclude that Muhammad has failed the fruit inspection test in practical, visible, and relevant ways.

**(6) Therefore, it logically follows that Islam has not improved to become better than Christianity in theoretical matters that are only conceptual.**

These conclusions logically and clearly follow.

By using the extensive list of differences between Christ and Muhammad in the second point, why would fair-minded people and those willing to listen to reason listen to Muhammad's theoretical teachings that deny the Trinity or the deity of Christ (Surah 2:116, 6:101, 4:171, 5:73) or that support the distortion of the Quran (unless he has a large army with him)? Fruit inspectors with fair minds and who are willing to listen to reason can see that his Inspired book is questionable because his life was questionable and filled with unjust actions. Indeed, fair-minded people have the right to prefer the true and gentle Book of Christ, even if it is claimed to have "errors," any day and all days over Muhammad's scriptures that claim to be "perfect" but are excessive. First, Muhammad must show his exemplary life before being allowed to preach about high theological concepts or before his conceptual revelations are taken seriously.

For ordinary Christians, especially the early followers whom Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount for first-century Israeli farmers, Christ says that by the fruits of a prophet, his followers will know. Once a prophet's fruit is bad, or starts producing a bad tree, they do not need to inspect his conceptual claims. This person becomes a false prophet - these are weighty words, but they are the words of Christ (Matt. 7:15).

Three questions: Does this failure to pass the fruit inspection render the entire debate meaningless? If Christian and Islamic theologians in a conference room want to debate the Trinity, they are free to do so, although there are doubts about how much they can achieve. Their discussions are purely academic. However, they should not expect millions upon millions of Bible-literate Christians worldwide to feel compelled to engage in these debates. But even if they like to discuss high theology, they are free to do so. Muslims should not be surprised, however, if at the end of the day, these Christians do not accept Muhammad and his revelations as true because Christ already told his followers what to look for: good fruits (Matt. 7:15-20). Muhammad lived a controversial life preserved in his Quran, which claims to be eternal and without error, so Christians are allowed to question the Quran on conceptual matters.

Is the relationship between practical and theoretical matters something that cannot contradict itself? Christ in Matt. 7:15-20 suggests that this relationship cannot contradict itself. Again, if Muhammad was wrong about practical matters like wife-beating, flogging adulterers, launching military crusades, killing poets and enemies, and promising his fighters lush gardens filled with virgins if they die in holy wars, why should Christians listen to Muhammad on theoretical matters, especially since the New Testament everywhere confirms, for example, that Christ is God and the Holy Spirit is a person? And more importantly, why would Christians want to convert to Islam, given Muhammad's questionable conduct?

Is there no good fruit (virtue) related to Muhammad? Even a failure to pass the fruit inspection test can have some good qualities. The founder of a movement should show some level of gentleness if he wants his community to endure. But good qualities do not beat and hurt others. However, bad behaviors beat, hurt

, and harm others. The overall picture of Muhammad's life in Medina (622-632) shows him waging wars against polytheists (capturing Mecca); against Jews (expelling and killing them); and against Christians (initiating crusades). In the ten years he lived there, he went on, sent, or initiated seventy-four attacks, raids, or full battles, ranging from peaceful negotiations (very few compared to brutal attacks) to killing raiding parties to capturing Mecca with 10,000 fighters to crusading wars with 30,000 fighters against the Byzantines (who did not show up). No one can cleanse this dark picture with a few good qualities.

Therefore, Muhammad does not fulfill or complete the mission and purpose of Christ; quite the contrary, for Christ came to the world to show the love of God. Indeed, Muhammad and Islam are a distorted interpretation of Christ and Christianity, and the Quran is worse than the New Testament from an inspectable perspective.

Has Islam improved to become better than Christianity? Based on observable evidence, the answer is a strong no. Muhammad has utterly failed.


**Dr. Maxwell Shimba**


Here's an expository study and comprehensive commentary on John 1:18 using the New International Version (NIV) Bible by Dr. Maxwell Shimba 

**Verse 18 (NIV):**

"No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known."

**NIV Bible's Reference:**

"No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known." (John 1:18, NIV)


In this verse, John explains that while no one has seen God the Father, Jesus Christ, who is the unique Son of God and who shares the same divine nature, has revealed God to humanity. Jesus, being in the closest relationship with the Father, makes the invisible God known to us.


"No one has ever seen God": This statement emphasizes the transcendence and invisibility of God. It acknowledges that God, in His essence, is beyond human sight and comprehension (Exodus 33:20; 1 Timothy 6:16).

"But the one and only Son, who is himself God": John asserts the unique and divine nature of Jesus, the one and only Son (also translated as "the only begotten Son"). This affirms Jesus' divinity and His unique status as God's Son, fully sharing the divine nature (John 1:14; Colossians 1:15).

"And is in closest relationship with the Father": The phrase "closest relationship" (or "in the bosom of the Father") signifies the intimate and unique relationship between the Father and the Son. This indicates a deep, personal connection and unity (John 10:30; John 17:21).

"Has made him known": Jesus' mission includes revealing God to humanity. Through His life, teachings, and actions, Jesus makes the character and nature of God known to us. He is the perfect revelation of God (John 14:9; Hebrews 1:3).


- **No one has ever seen God**: This emphasizes God's invisibility and transcendence (Exodus 33:20; 1 Timothy 6:16).

- **But the one and only Son, who is himself God**: This highlights Jesus' unique divine nature and His role as God's Son (John 1:14; Colossians 1:15).

- **And is in closest relationship with the Father**: This phrase signifies the intimate relationship between Jesus and the Father, indicating unity and personal connection (John 10:30; John 17:21).

- **Has made him known**: Jesus reveals the nature and character of God through His life and teachings (John 14:9; Hebrews 1:3).

**References from the NIV Bible:**

1. **Exodus 33:20**: "But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live."

2. **1 Timothy 6:16**: "who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen."

3. **John 1:14**: "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

4. **Colossians 1:15**: "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation."

5. **John 10:30**: "I and the Father are one."

6. **John 17:21**: "that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me."

7. **John 14:9**: "Jesus answered: 'Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?"

8. **Hebrews 1:3**: "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."

**Interpretation and Application:**

- **God's Invisibility**: The verse emphasizes that God, in His essence, is beyond human sight. This speaks to God's transcendence and the mystery of His being.

- **Revelation through Jesus**: Jesus, being in intimate relationship with the Father and sharing the same divine nature, reveals God to humanity. He is the perfect image and representation of God, making the invisible God known to us.

- **Intimate Relationship**: The close relationship between the Father and the Son highlights the unity and love within the Trinity. Believers are invited to participate in this relationship through faith in Jesus.

- **Importance of Jesus' Mission**: Jesus' mission includes making God known to humanity. Through His teachings, actions, and very being, Jesus reveals the character, love, and nature of God, providing us with the perfect example to follow.

The phrase "who is himself God" in John 1:18 from the New International Version (NIV) Bible carries significant theological weight, affirming the divinity of Jesus Christ. Let's delve deeper into the implications and importance of this phrase.

**"Who is himself God": The Divinity of Jesus Christ**

1. **Affirmation of Jesus' Divine Nature:**

   - The phrase "who is himself God" unequivocally states that Jesus Christ possesses the divine nature of God. This assertion is foundational to Christian theology, establishing that Jesus is not merely a prophet or a great teacher but God in human form.

   - **John 1:1**: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." This verse sets the tone for the entire Gospel of John, emphasizing that Jesus (the Word) is fully divine.

2. **Christological Significance:**

   - This declaration is central to Christology, the branch of theology dealing with the identity and work of Christ. Understanding Jesus as fully God and fully man is crucial for grasping the significance of His incarnation, life, atoning death, and resurrection.

   - **Philippians 2:6-7**: "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness."

3. **Revelation of God's Nature:**

   - Jesus, being God, reveals the very nature and character of God to humanity. In seeing Jesus, we see God. This revelation includes God's love, mercy, justice, and truth.

   - **Hebrews 1:3**: "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word."

4. **Essential for Salvation:**

   - The divinity of Jesus is essential for the efficacy of His sacrificial death on the cross. Only God could atone for the sins of the entire world, making Jesus' sacrifice sufficient and effective.

   - **Colossians 2:9**: "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form."

5. **Foundation for Worship:**

   - Recognizing Jesus as God is fundamental for Christian worship. Believers worship Jesus not merely as a mediator or a holy person but as God Himself, worthy of all honor, glory, and praise.

   - **Revelation 5:12-14**: "In a loud voice they were saying: 'Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!' Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: 'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!'"

6. **Theological Controversies and Creeds:**

   - The affirmation of Jesus' divinity has been a central point in various theological debates throughout church history, leading to the formulation of creeds that clearly state this belief.

   - **Nicene Creed (325 AD)**: "We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father."

**Scriptural References and Further Exploration:**

- **John 10:30**: "I and the Father are one." Jesus' statement about His unity with the Father underscores His divinity and equality with God.

- **Titus 2:13**: "while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ," This verse explicitly refers to Jesus as "our great God and Savior."

- **1 John 5:20**: "We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life."

**Implications for Believers:**

- **Relationship with God**: Understanding Jesus as God deepens our relationship with Him. We are not just following a teacher but are in communion with the Creator Himself.

- **Assurance of Salvation**: Believing in Jesus' divinity assures us of the sufficiency of His sacrifice and the power of His resurrection, giving us confidence in our salvation.

- **Motivation for Mission**: Recognizing Jesus as God compels believers to share the gospel, proclaiming the good news of God's incarnation, life, death, and resurrection for the salvation of all humanity.

Delving further into the divinity of Jesus Christ involves examining key theological concepts, scriptural evidence, historical developments, and implications for Christian doctrine and life. Here’s an in-depth exploration:

### Scriptural Evidence for Jesus’ Divinity

1. **Explicit Claims of Divinity**:

   - **John 8:58**: "Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!" Here, Jesus uses the divine name "I am" (echoing Exodus 3:14), asserting His eternal existence and divinity.

   - **John 10:30**: "I and the Father are one." This declaration underscores Jesus' unity and equality with God the Father.

2. **Divine Titles**:

   - **Emmanuel** (Matthew 1:23): Meaning "God with us," indicating Jesus' divine presence among humanity.

   - **Son of God**: While this title also denotes a special relationship, its use in contexts like John 5:18 and John 10:36 highlights Jesus' unique divine sonship.

3. **Attributes of Divinity**:

   - **Eternality**: John 1:1-2, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.”

   - **Omnipotence**: Matthew 28:18, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

   - **Omniscience**: John 16:30, “Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”

4. **Divine Works**:

   - **Creation**: John 1:3, “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”

   - **Sustaining the Universe**: Colossians 1:17, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

   - **Forgiving Sins**: Mark 2:5-7, where Jesus forgives sins, an act only God can do.

5. **Worship and Prayer**:

   - **Worship**: Hebrews 1:6, “And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, ‘Let all God’s angels worship him.’”

   - **Prayer in Jesus’ Name**: John 14:13-14, where Jesus promises to answer prayers asked in His name, showing His divine authority.

### Theological Concepts

1. **Hypostatic Union**:

   - The doctrine that Jesus Christ is one Person with two distinct natures, fully divine and fully human. This was formally defined at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD.

2. **Trinity**:

   - Jesus’ divinity is essential to the Christian understanding of the Trinity: one God in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each Person is fully and completely God, yet there is only one God.

3. **Incarnation**:

   - The theological term for God the Son becoming human in the person of Jesus Christ. John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”

### Historical Developments

1. **Early Church Creeds**:

   - **Nicene Creed (325 AD)**: Affirmed Jesus as "true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.”

   - **Athanasian Creed**: Further clarified the co-equality and co-eternity of Jesus with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

2. **Council of Chalcedon (451 AD)**:

   - Defined the doctrine of the hypostatic union, affirming that Jesus is fully God and fully man, without confusion, change, division, or separation.

### Implications for Christian Doctrine

1. **Atonement**:

   - Only Jesus, being both fully God and fully man, could mediate between God and humanity and provide a sufficient atoning sacrifice for sin.

2. **Resurrection**:

   - Jesus’ divine nature validates His resurrection, affirming His power over life and death (John 10:17-18).

3. **Salvation**:

   - Salvation is found in Jesus alone (Acts 4:12), as He uniquely bridges the gap between a holy God and sinful humanity.

### Implications for Christian Life

1. **Worship**:

   - Believers are called to worship Jesus as God, giving Him the honor, praise, and adoration due to Him (Philippians 2:9-11).

2. **Prayer**:

   - Christians pray in Jesus’ name, acknowledging His divine authority and intercession (John 14:13-14).

3. **Ethics and Morality**:

   - Jesus’ teachings and life provide the perfect model for Christian conduct. Believers strive to follow His example in love, humility, and obedience to God (1 Peter 2:21).

### Apologetic Defense

1. **Addressing Objections**:

   - Some argue that Jesus never explicitly claimed to be God. However, His declarations (e.g., John 8:58), His acceptance of worship (e.g., John 20:28), and His divine actions (e.g., forgiving sins) provide strong evidence of His self-understanding as divine.

   - Early Christian martyrdom and the rapid growth of the Church, rooted in the belief in Jesus’ divinity and resurrection, support the authenticity and sincerity of this belief.

2. **Historical Evidence**:

   - Historical documents, such as the writings of early Church Fathers (e.g., Ignatius of Antioch, Irenaeus), affirm the belief in Jesus’ divinity from the earliest stages of Christianity.

This comprehensive exploration affirms the centrality of Jesus’ divinity in Christian theology and practice, highlighting its biblical foundation, historical development, and profound implications for believers. If there is a specific aspect you would like to delve deeper into or have more questions, feel free to ask!


Dr. Maxwell Shimba 

Shimba Theological Institute 

New York, NY

Thursday, June 6, 2024



1. Why did some women reject Muhammad's proposals?

2. Why did Muhammad continue to propose despite the rejections?

Dear reader,

Today I will provide evidence to show how Muhammad loved women, but some rejected his proposals and did not care about his prophethood or his wives.

Muhammad asked to marry Ghaziyyah because of her beauty, but he was rejected. Tabari claims that [Ghaziyyah] was not faithful, but he does not provide evidence. al-Tabari, volume 9, p. 136. There is no evidence that [Ghaziyyah] was unfaithful and that Muhammad was not careful not to punish her, or that she was unfaithful and Muhammad punished her.

Layla touched Muhammad's shoulder from behind and asked him to marry her. Muhammad agreed. Layla's relatives said, "How bad a thing you have done! You are a respectable woman, but the Prophet loves women. Try to separate yourself from him." Layla went to the Prophet and asked him to annul the marriage, and he agreed to that request." al-Tabari, volume 9, p. 139.

From al-Tabari, volume 9, pp. 140-141, Muhammad proposed to but did not marry:

1) Umm Hani’ bin Abi Talib [Hind] because she had a child.

2) Duba’ah bint ‘Amir because she was too old.

3) It is reported that he proposed to Saffiyah bint Bashshamah, a captive. She had to choose between Muhammad and her husband, and she chose her husband.

4) Umm Habib bint al-‘Abbas, but because al-‘Abbas was her foster brother, it was not permissible by law, so Muhammad decided to withdraw.

5) Jamrah binti Al-Harith. Her father mistakenly thought she was afflicted with something. When he returned, he found out she had already been afflicted with leprosy.

It is not explained in a clear statement whether Umm Hani’ was a Muslim before or after Muhammad asked her to marry him. al-Tabari, volume 39, p. 197 and footnote at the bottom of page 857, p. 197.

Dear reader, who is a follower of Islam, can you tell us why Muhammad's seven proposals were rejected?

Max Shimba, a slave of Jesus Christ the Almighty God and our Savior. Titus 2:13.



Muslims world-wide are commanded to pray facing Mecca. This is one of the most illogical Islamic rituals that is still being practiced by Muslims in this age of scientific enlightenment. Let us explain what we mean by this. The majority of the Muslims cannot and will not face Mecca even when they strictly observe the direction of the Qiblah (Kiblah) during their prayers. The term Qiblah simply refers to the prayer direction of the Muslims which is the Ka’ba in Mecca. This article will provide evidences to prove why the majority of the Muslims will be unable to do so. The command for Muslims to pray towards Mecca is revealed in the following Qur’anic verses:

Surah 2:50: “And from wheresoever you start forth for prayers, turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah), and wheresoever you are, turn your faces towards, it when you pray.” (Hilali-Khan)

Surah 2:144: “We have seen the turning of thy face to heaven (for guidance, O Muhammad). And now verily We shall make thee turn (in prayer) toward a Qiblah which is dear to thee. So turn thy face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship, and ye (O Muslims), wheresoever ye may be, turn your faces (when ye pray) toward it.” (Pickthall)

While standing upright, the Muslims of the world who are further away from Mecca will not be able to face the Ka’ba while praying. While standing erect, the line of sight of any person will be projected towards outer space. This line of sight is a tangent to the earth, which is a sphere. Since Allah believed erroneously that the earth is flat, he made it mandatory for every Muslims to face Mecca while praying:

Surah 20:53: “He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out. (Yusuf Ali)

Surah 15:19: “And the earth We have spread out like a carpet.” (Yusuf Ali)

Tafsir al-Jalalayn (Surah 15:19):

And the earth We have stretched it out, spread it flat, and cast therein firm mountains, lest it should sway beneath its inhabitants, and caused to grow therein every kind of balanced thing, [every kind of thing] known and determined.

Since the vast majority of Muslims of the world will only be facing outer space when they follow the direction of the Qiblah, how can Allah then command Muslims “wheresoever” they are on this spherical earth to face Mecca? The fact is only those living near Mecca can face the Ka’ba while praying.

For Muslims who are located on the opposite side of the world from Mecca, their Qiblah would be directly down towards the ground if they want to face Mecca. For example, people in Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean will have to pray vertically downward to the center of the earth because Solomon Islands is about exactly on the other side of the earth from Mecca. In view of the global shape of the earth, a Muslim’s attempt to face Mecca from this part of the world–in the prescribed Islamic way–would be futile because he will be facing the sky and not Mecca.

Let us now analyze this issue from another angle. Let us take the example of a Muslim praying from the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean which is on the other side of the earth from Mecca. As stated above, he will be facing outer space and not Mecca when he follows the direction of the Qiblah. For the sake of enlightenment, let’s give the Muslim some allowance. Even if we were to allow his vision to curve along with the contour of the earth, the result will still be damaging for Islam. You will be surprised to learn that he will now be able to face any direction and still be facing Mecca. This is especially true for the Muslims who live on the opposite side of the globe from Mecca. They can pray even in opposing directions and still face Mecca. This will therefore make the Qiblah absolutely meaningless for them. Unbelievable?

Try a little experiment. Take a ball or any spherically-shaped object. Draw point “A” on the ball and point “B” on the opposite side. Now, see how many lines you can draw connecting point “A” to point “B” on the ball. The result will be many, many lines. The earth is the ball. Point “A” would be Mecca and Point “B” is the Muslim who lives on the other side of the world. The Muslim at Point “B” can look in any direction and still face Mecca since the earth is a globe. If you are on the opposite of the earth from the Ka’ba in Mecca, you can pray in any direction. You can pray face to face with the man in front of you and you will still be facing Mecca.

According to Islam, it would be sacrilegious for a Muslim to pray with his back towards Mecca. From a flat-earth perspective, this would make sense. But being on a spherical globe, whenever a Muslim prays facing Mecca, he will without fail have his back towards Mecca at the same time. This will be especially true if he is living on the other side of the earth. Since Muslims are not allowed to answer the call of nature by either facing or turning their backs towards Mecca, how can they in reality avoid doing so in view of the global shape of the earth?

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 8, Hadith Number 388:

Narrated By Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari: The Prophet said, “While defecating, neither face nor turn your back to the Qibla but face either east or west.” Abu Aiyub added. “When we arrived in Sham we came across some lavatories facing the Qibla; therefore we turned ourselves while using them and asked for Allah’s forgiveness.”

Sahih Muslim, Book 002, Number 0507:

Abu Ayyub reported: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Whenever you go to the desert, neither turn your face nor turn your back towards the Qibla while answering the call of nature, but face towards the east or the west.

The facts provided here are so obvious and does not require much thinking but Allah seems to be ignorant of this simple basic truth. The reason for this is apparent. Allah and Muhammad does not have a clue about the shape of the earth. Allah must have thought the earth is flat. Otherwise, he would not have commanded Muslims around the world to face a specific direction while praying. The blind faith of the Muslims prevents them from admitting and acknowledging this scientific error in the Qur’an. However the true Creator is not ignorant of the shape of the earth. Centuries before the Qur’an even came into existence, the Holy Bible accurately revealed the following truth:

Isaiah 40:22: There is One who dwells above the circle of the earth.

Having clarified why the majority of the Muslims cannot face Mecca while praying, let us now consider another serious error in the Qur’an regarding the Qiblah.


All too often we find Muslims falsely claiming that the Bible is no longer the authentic Word of God. They claim that the Qur’an was sent to replace the Bible. However, at the same instant they appeal to the Bible to authenticate the prophethood of Muhammad. They claim that the coming of Muhammad is prophesied in the Bible. Consequently, Muslims have to now juggle between the claim of corruption and the claim of authenticity of the verses that supposedly prophesied the coming of Muhammad. Therefore, to reconcile these conflicting views, Muslim apologists came up with an ingenious plan. They claim that only parts of the Bible which agrees with the Qur’an should be accepted as authentic. And where there are discrepancies between the Bible and the Qur’an, the Bible should be rejected in favor of the Qur’an.

While we are happy to acknowledge that there are major differences between the teachings of the Bible and the Qur’an, we do not agree with their argument that the Qur’an should have precedence in areas where it differs from the Bible. We will now show these Muslim apologists the error of their ways. We will use a single Qur’anic verse to demonstrate why it is erroneous for the Qur’an to have priority over the Bible in areas where they differ. Let us now look at a Qur’anic verse which assumes that the following practice is observed by Christians. Two different translations are provided below:

Surah 2:145: “Even if thou were to bring to the people of the Book all the Signs together, they would not follow Thy Qibla; nor art thou going to follow their Qibla; nor indeed will they follow each other’s Qibla.” (Yusuf Ali)

The people of the Book will surely not adopt or honor your ‘Qibla’ even if you brought them all the signs. You are not going to adopt their ‘Qibla’ either. Nor do they, (the Christians and the Jews), adopt each other’s ‘Qibla.’ (Munir Munshey)

After stating that the “people of the Book” (Jews and Christians) will not follow the Qiblah of the Muslims, the Qur’an then goes on to state, “nor will they follow each other’s Qiblah.” This is indeed a gross error in the Qur’an. Christians never had a Qiblah. They never had a specific direction to face while praying. So, how can the Qur’an then tell that the Jews will not follow the Qiblah of the Christians and vice-versa? It is a well-known historical fact that Christians never had a Qiblah. Even ordinary Muslims are aware of this fact. In the entire Christian Scriptures there is not even a slightest hint of a Qiblah for Christians. This is an obvious error in the Qur’an. As such, Allah could not be the source behind the inspiration of the Gospel as the Qur’an claims.

In line with the divine teachings of their sacred Scriptures, Christians are not required to pray towards a specific direction. In 2 Corinthians 4:18, the Bible commands Christians to keep their “eyes not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.” Thus, instead of directing their prayers with reverence towards any physical object or place, Christians are taught to direct their prayers towards their Creator. And because of this profound teaching in the Bible, Christians are not restricted to face a certain direction during their prayers. Furthermore, the divine nature of the true Christian faith rules out the association of any physically perceivable object as a focal point for Christians to worship their God. This is potentially idolatrous.

2 Corinthians 5:7: “For we are walking by faith, not by sight.”

The worship of Christians is not based on any external ritualistic form of veneration. Rather, it is a superlative form of devotion that is governed by the inner spiritual reverence of the person towards his Creator. Can true godliness be attained by just the bodily turning to the right or left? Is not the turning of the heart towards God in righteousness that counts with Him? Jesus firmly established the Christian position in the Gospel of John:

John 4:19-24: The (Samaritan) woman said to him: “Sir, I see that you are a prophet. Our forefathers worshiped on this mountain, but you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where people must worship.” Jesus said to her: “Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you people worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, because salvation began with the Jews. Nevertheless, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. For indeed, the Father is looking for suchlike ones to worship him. God is a Spirit and those worshiping him must worship with spirit and truth.”

According to the teachings of Jesus, it is futile to direct our prayers towards any physical objects or places of reverence, even if it means a city such as Jerusalem. Christians were never taught to pray facing any physical object, place or city. Thus, Christians were never required to face a specific direction while praying. If Christians had to face a certain direction in order to pray, it will be an insult to the supremacy of their God. Christians do not need a Qiblah. Jehovah, the God whom they worship, will be able to listen and accept the prayers of his faithful servants from whatever directions such prayers are expressed towards Him. It is not the direction of our prayers that matters to Jehovah but the trueness of our heart:

Psalms 145:18: Jehovah is near to all those calling on him. To all who call on him in truth.

The Qur’an made an enormous mistake when it spoke about the Qiblah of the Christians. We challenge Muslim apologists to produce a single verse from the Bible that speaks about the Qiblah of the Christians. This is actually a double error in the Qur’an. In the first place, the Qur’an made an obvious error in stating that Christians face a specific direction while praying. Secondly, the Qur’an failed to understand that it is ethically and morally wrong for a Christian to face a specific object while praying as Muslims do. This is because it is potentially idolatrous. Such an act does not harmonize with the spirit directed teachings of the Holy Bible.

From the very beginning, Jehovah God warned the Israelites from falling prey to this subtle form of idolatry. It is subtle because those who engage in this form of worship will deny–just as Muslims do today–that they are actually rendering worship to the object of reverence. Muslims cannot see it as an act of idolatry. Muslims claim that though they pray facing that object of reverence, their minds and prayers are actually directed towards Allah. Therefore, the object of reverence has no bearing whatsoever in their worship of Allah. If this claim is true, then there is absolutely no reason to face that object of reverence since it supposedly has no bearing whatsoever in their worship of Allah. In other words, their purpose of facing that object of reverence is in reality pointless. However, this argument does not change the fact that praying towards an object is potentially idolatrous. Consider now a parallel situation.

The Muslim argument is that while they pray facing the object of reverence, their minds and prayers are actually directed towards Allah. Therefore, they reason it is not actually an act of idolatry. The Muslim argument can be likened to that of a man who justifies his adulterous acts by claiming that he was only thinking of his wife while he was committing that sinful act. Does his reasoning absolve him of the sinful act? Adultery is adultery no matter where you direct your thoughts during that sinful act. And idolatry is idolatry no matter where you direct your thoughts while performing the idolatrous act.

Another claim that Muslims conjure up is that the purpose of the Qiblah is to promote unity. It is said that the entire Muslim world is unified by the requirement to face a single focal point while praying. However, contrary to the claims made by Muslims, unity is not attained by facing a single direction but by love. The fact that Muslims kill and slaughter one another–while facing a single Qiblah–is proof of this truth. Both Sunni and Shia Muslims share the same Qiblah. Why then are they slaughtering one another? The Islamic divide is actually much more serious than most Muslims are willing to admit.

Well, why are Muslims then commanded in the Qur’an to face that object of reverence whenever they approach Allah in prayer? Why is it mandatory for them to do so? Contrary to the claim of Muslims, that object of reverence is significant in their form of worship. It is an essential component in their sacred service to Allah. Thus, it is indisputably an act of idolatry.

And we must not overlook the fact that during the Hajj, Muslims actually touch and kiss the Black Stone with reverence–the focus of the direction of their prayers. That the Black Stone is truly the focus of their prayers can clearly be seen by the fact that the entire ritual of the Hajj centers on this idol in the shape of a Black Stone. And Muslims fondly kiss the Black Stone with reverence in their heart. This is purely an act of idolatry no matter what excuses Muslims give. Any reverence given to an object is idolatry. Why kiss a stone if your mind is on Allah?

Centuries before the arrival of Islam, Jehovah God warned the nation of Israel to avoid this subtle entrapment of Satan. An entrapment that Islam, centuries later, failed to escape. Read the warnings of Jehovah:

Leviticus 26:1: “Do not make for yourselves worthless idols. You must not erect for yourselves a carved statue or a sacred pillar and you must not put a stone as a sacred showpiece in your land to bow down toward it. I am Jehovah your God.”

Jehovah God told the Israelites not to bow down to any images. And that includes images in the form of a stone:

Exodus 20:4-5: “You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or that is on the earth underneath or that is in the waters under the earth. You must not bow down to them nor be induced to serve them, because I Jehovah your God am a God exacting exclusive devotion.”

1 Corinthians 10:14: Therefore, my beloved ones, flee from idolatry.

There was never and there will never be a Qiblah for Christians. Christians can pray to their God from anywhere, from any direction, in any respectable position, at any time of the day or night and still be confident that their beloved God would listen to them. To insist that you have to face a specific direction or an object to talk to God is an insult to his Almightiness.

Well, there is a disagreement now between the teachings of the Bible and the teachings of the Qur’an. So, what should Christians do now? Should they listen to the suggestion of these Muslim apologists and abandon the profound teachings of the Holy Bible? Should they, in imitation of Muslims, start looking for a pagan sacred stone to face while praying? Would it not be wise for them to follow the divine teachings of the Bible and worship their God with spirit and truth? While we are on this subject, we would like these Muslim apologists to enlighten us on the following questions:

Since when did Christians have a Qiblah?

What is the Qiblah of the Christians?

Where are Christians supposed to face while praying?

If Allah is truly the one who inspired the writings of the Gospel as the Qur’an claims, then why did he not know that there is no Qiblah in Christianity?

What vital lessons can sincere Muslims learn from this article? The Qur’an should never contradict the teachings of the Holy Bible. As the following Qur’anic verse testifies, the Qur’an should never evaluate the Book that evaluates it:

Surah 10:94: So if you are in doubt, (O Muhammad), about that which We have revealed to you, then ask those who have been reading the Scripture before you. (Sahih International)

And Allah warns the Muslim apologists:

Surah 29:46: And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians). (Hilali-Khan)

Thus, we can clearly see that the suggestions of Muslim apologists to reject the teachings of the Bible that are in conflict with the Qur’an are not only baseless but it can also lead to embarrassment for Muslims. True Christians believe and accept the entire Bible as the authentic “Word of God.”

1 Thessalonians 2:13: “And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God’s message, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the Word of God.”

And it will be extremely wise for Muslims to do the same. We would like to conclude this article by raising the following thought-provoking questions:

Why must the prayers of the Muslims be directed towards the pre-Islamic pagan shrine in order to reach the ears of Allah?

Since the Blackstone was venerated by the pagans during pre-Islamic days, why are Muslims all over the world commanded to face the same pagan Blackstone whenever they pray?

If you say it to unify Muslims, why are there hundreds of Muslim sects in Islam?

Why are these Islamic sects, who while praying unitedly in the same direction, still fighting and killing each other, even within the same sect?

The Sunnis and the Shias face the same direction when they pray, why are they then not united?

We hope this article will move sincere Muslims to seek the Truth about the true God.



 **Wednesday, November 16, 2016**



Christians should not be surprised by the insults from Muslims.

It is very common to see Muslims hurling heavy insults without any fear, especially when they find Christian arguments difficult to counter. They resort to insults because their mouths are filled with the words of Satan. Satan expands his rear and leaves flatulence in their mouths, making them insult without shame. This evidence is stated by Muhammad himself, the prophet of the Muslims.


Abu Huraira (r.a) narrated that: The Prophet (s.a.w) said, "Anyone who insults, it is because Satan has influenced his mouth." (Fat'hul Baary Vol. 10, Pg. 176)

Therefore, our fellow Muslims are under the influence of Satan. We should not be too surprised by this but rather continue to preach the Gospel to them, so they may awaken and stop being influenced by Satan in their mouths, as Satan has a strong hold on them. Besides influencing their mouths, Satan also settles in their nostrils.


Abu Huraira (r.a) narrated that the Prophet (s.a.w) said, “When one of you wakes up from sleep, let him wash his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out three times, because Satan has spent the night in the upper part of his nose.” (Bukhari, Hadith No. 516, Vol. 4)

BUT SATAN DOES NOT JUST INFLUENCE THEIR MOUTHS AND SLEEP IN THEIR NOSTRILS; he also enjoys playing games by blowing on the buttocks of Muslims.

The Prophet (s.a.w) said, “Satan comes to one of you in prayer and blows on your buttocks, making you think that you have released wind when you did not. If you experience this, do not leave your prayer unless you hear a sound or smell something.” (THE BOOK OF SINCERE MUSLIMS, VOL. 1-2 HADITH NO. 74, PG. 42)

Therefore, we Christians have a great responsibility to deliver the Gospel to these slaves of Satan, the Muslims, so they can stop being influenced by Satan in their mouths, stop being his beds, and stop being used as his playthings through their buttocks.


Prophet Muhammad insulted and cursed an orphan who was with Umm Sulaim (the mother of Anas). (Sahih Muslim, Book 032, Number 6297)


Remember, all religions prohibit insults!


Muhammad said: "A true believer does not accuse others, nor curse others, nor use vulgar language." {Musnadu Ahmad Vol. 1 Pg. 416, Hadith No. 3948}


(Ephesians 4:31) - "Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice."


(1 Corinthians 6:9-10) - "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God."

God bless you all.

I am Dr. Max Shimba, a servant of Jesus Christ, the GREAT GOD

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 **Monday, December 5, 2016**

Dear reader,

Today we will learn about the origin of the Quran and Islam. What or who is the source?

Without wasting time, let's begin reading Muslim books.



Abu Huraira (r.a) narrated that "Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) had Satan from the time he was born." (Fat'hul Baary Vol. 6 Pg. 389).

From the proof we read above, we have learned that Muhammad was born with the power of demons, and that is a very bad beginning since we have no verse or hadith that says Muhammad was freed from these demons when he was given prophecy by a strange creature.

Surprisingly, Muhammad was given prophecy by a strange creature that choked him until he struggled and saw stars. Read the proof below.


So the Prophet was frightened, returned to his wife, told her, and immediately a high fever struck him. He wanted to be covered with clothes, trembling severely, and he was scared, saying, "I fear for myself, being played with by demons, ruining my mind and deceiving me." (The Life of the Prophet Muhammad, pg. 17, written by Sheikh A. Farsy).

You have read for yourself and understood that the act of Muhammad being choked until he struggled in this way surely did not come from the God of Adam, Abraham, Moses, and other Prophets of the Bible. There is not a single verse in the Holy Bible that says His prophets were choked by angels; instead, we read that all the prophets in the Bible were given prophethood by God Himself and not by a strange creature who gave Muhammad prophethood at night in a cave.


Aisha, the wife of the Prophet, said, "A Jew named Labiid bin Al'answan bewitched the Prophet Muhammad, and sometimes the Prophet would become confused and start calling out aimlessly." (Sahih Muslim Vol. 4 Pg. 38-39)



Although there is no verse or hadith that says Muhammad was freed from demons, it is not wrong to acknowledge that Muhammad died with demons in his heart, and therefore his end is hellfire.

The tragedy continued later, even the writer of the Quran was possessed by demons.

My friends, why don't Muslims read their own books?



The first person to learn reading and writing in the city of Mecca was Mr. Harb bin Umayya, the grandfather of Mr. Muawiya. He learned from the people of Yemen and then taught those who wanted to learn in Mecca.

When the Prophet received prophethood, there were only six people in Mecca who knew how to write. Four of them entered Islam and became the scribes of "Wahyi" (Quranic verses). These people were Sayyidna Abubakar, Sayyidna Umar, Sayyidna Uthman, and Sayyidna Ali. (The Life of the Prophet Muhammad, pg. 8, by Sheikh A. Farsy)


Abubakar said, "Surely I have a demon that visits me from time to time, so whenever it comes to me, avoid me." (Tabaqatul Kubra, Vol. 3 Pg. 212)


Dear reader, I urge you to be careful with Islam because there is nothing good there except demons everywhere. From Muhammad, the Quran, to their Allah, all have confirmed that Satan is in their hearts.

So why follow Satan when the Great God exists and loves you?


Jesus is the only way to salvation because He alone can pay the penalty for our sins (Romans 6:23). No other religion teaches the depth and seriousness of sin and its consequences. No other religion pays the penalty for sin except Jesus alone. No other "religious founder" had God become human (John 1:1, 14) - the only way to pay the debt. Jesus had to be God so He could pay our debt. Jesus had to become human so He could die. Salvation is found through faith in Jesus Christ! “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Have you made a decision for Christ based on what you have read here?

Make sure you understand the meaning of salvation.

1 John 5:13 tells us, "I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life." God wants us to understand the meaning of salvation. God wants us to have confidence in knowing for sure that we are saved. Let's briefly go over the key aspects of salvation:

(a) We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God (Romans 3:23).

(b) Because of our sins, we deserve to be punished by being separated from God forever (Romans 6:23).

(c) Jesus died on the cross for our sins (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus died in our place, taking the punishment that we deserved. His resurrection proved that Jesus' death was sufficient to pay for our sins.

(d) God offers forgiveness and salvation to all who believe in Jesus – trusting His death as the payment for our sins (John 3:16; Romans 5:1; Romans 8:1).

Those are the details of salvation! If you have placed your faith in Jesus as your Savior, you are saved! All your sins are forgiven, and God promises never to leave you or forsake you (Romans 8:38; Matthew 28:20). Remember, your salvation is secure in Jesus Christ (John 10:28-29). If you believe in Jesus alone as your Savior, you can be confident that you will spend eternity with God in heaven!

God bless you all,

I am Dr. Max Shimba, a servant of Jesus Christ, the GREAT GOD

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Join me directly and let's see where the lie is in this religion of Gabriel ibn Allah.


"The pagans demanded of the Prophet that he show them a miracle, and he showed them the splitting of the moon. 'Abdullah bin Massud reported: During the lifetime of the Prophet the moon was split into two parts and on that the Prophet said, 'Bear witness (to this).' Bukhari volume 4 book 56 chapter 26 and volume 4 book 56 chapter 26 and.830, p.533.

Note that splitting into two parts means that the moon was divided in half, and the verb used here is in the past tense. We have no records of any other people in the world, including their neighbors in Egypt, Syria, or Persia, who saw the moon split into two parts. The Quran and hadiths do not say how the moon could return to being one again.

Imam Ahmad recorded that Jubayr bin Mutw'im said: "The moon was split into two parts during the time of the Messenger of Allah and part of the moon was on one mountain and the other part on another mountain. They said (the pagans), "Muhammad has bewitched us". Then they said: "If Muhammad can bewitch us, he could not bewitch all people" [Imam Ahmad]

Imam Ahmad recorded that Jubayr Mutwila said that the Moon was split into two parts and part of the Moon was placed on a mountain.



This means that the size of the Moon is about 14.6 million square miles, equivalent to 38 million square kilometers. Compared to the entire continent of Asia, which is about 17.2 million square miles, you can see that the entire continent of Asia is slightly smaller than the Moon.


Now, half of the moon has a size of 7.3 million square miles, which is more than 14 times the size of Saudi Arabia. BUT MUHAMMAD CLAIMS AND CONVINCES MUSLIMS THAT HE PLACED THIS 7.3 MILLION SQUARE MILE PIECE ON A MOUNTAIN WITHIN A SMALL COUNTRY WHICH IS 14 TIMES SMALLER.

Why don't Muslims understand mathematics, or why do they like to act stupid and foolish when this claim of splitting the Moon can be proven by fourth-grade math calculations?


"Anas reported that the people of Mecca asked the Prophet of Allah to show them a miracle, so he showed them the splitting moon." Bukhari volume 4 book 56 chapter 26 and.831, p.533.


So where did Muhammad stand when he showed these two halves of the Moon, each the size of half of the continent of Asia?

When we say that the late Muhammad was a FALSE prophet, we are not accusing him more than giving him his solid attribute of FALSEHOOD.



A lunar eclipse is when the Moon does not appear partially or completely for a short time until it reappears as a full moon. This change can last from one hour to three and a half hours.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow falls over the Moon partially or completely. This happens when the Moon, Earth, and Sun are in line, with the Earth in the middle of the Sun and the Moon. Then the Earth's shadow touches the Moon. It only happens during a full moon. This is the opposite of a solar eclipse, where the Sun, Moon, and Earth are also in line but the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth, and this is when the Moon causes darkness on the Earth's surface where its shadow passes over the Earth.

Often, lunar eclipses are not easy to recognize because they are not complete. Here the Moon passes through only part of Earth's shadow. A partial eclipse is a situation where part of the light is blocked, but some still reaches. The difference in brightness is not very sharp.



Dr. Max Shimba a servant of Jesus Christ the Almighty God. Titus 2:13




What does Islam teach about coercion in religion?

Dear reader,

Muslims have been told to fight against the Unbelievers or kill them or accept joining Muhammad's religion. Islam does not allow believers of other faiths or religions to worship freely. That's why in Arab countries like Arabia in Mecca, there are no churches. Allah does not like freedom of worship.

Surah At-Tawbah 29. *Fight against those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day*, and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful, and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.

Surah Al-Anfal 38. Tell those who have disbelieved [that] if they cease, what has previously occurred will be forgiven for them. But if they return [to hostility] - then the precedent of the former [rebellious] peoples has already taken place.

39. And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah. And if they cease - then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do.

Surah At-Tawbah 5. And when the sacred months have passed, then *kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush.* But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

Surah Al-Baqarah 193. And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah. And if they cease - then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do.

Surah Al Imran 84. Say, [O believers], "We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [submitting] to Him.


Muhammad's peaceful efforts to spread Islam failed miserably. For 13 years, Muhammad had only 100 followers, most of whom were his relatives. After failing badly to spread Islam peacefully, Muhammad changed his strategy and revealed these above verses to coerce people to join his religion, or else they would face severe consequences, even death. He told his followers that Allah commanded him to compel people to join his religion of Islam.

In his later years, before his death, Muhammad no longer cared whether people joined or not, but he forced everyone to join Islam by threatening death. This included his greatest enemy, Abu Sufyan, and his wife Hind. According to Islamic history, Abu Sufyan went to Muhammad seeking peace after Muhammad's intense hatred, but Muhammad forced him to join Islam, threatening to kill him otherwise. The exact words Muhammad told him were, "Submit and bear witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger or refuse and you will have your head cut off." Read the Testimony in Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 814. So Abu Sufyan agreed.


The entire city of Mecca betrayed the command, when Muhammad invaded with his group. Many refused but were forced to convert to Islam, and those who refused were beheaded by Muhammad himself.

Others were expelled from Mecca after the last pilgrimage. Read Quran 9:5. Christians and Jews who were in Arabia at that time also faced this ordeal of Muhammad forcing them to join Islam or be killed. Many were given only one choice: to join Islam or be expelled from their lands. Read Sahih Muslim 19:4366.

Before he died, Muhammad sent his armies to force the Arab Pagans to join him, the tribe of al-Harith. He told them they had only one choice to join him or he would kill them all with the sword. But that pagan tribe was afraid and joined him. Later Muhammad cursed all Christians and Jews. Read Sahih Bukhari 8:427.

According to al-Shafi: "The Ordinances of the Quran", Muhammad forced people to join him or he killed those who refused. Read Bukhari 53:386.

Furthermore, Abu Bakr, who took over after Muhammad, conducted even worse Jihad in neighboring countries against those who refused Islam. In a letter sent to the Persians, Abu Bakr said, "Submit and become Muslims, then you will be safe, but if you refuse then know that I have come to you with an army of men that love death just as you love life."

These attributes of Muhammad are now seen in groups like Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab. Evidence of this culture also exists in ISIS, who have killed millions in Syria. Even in Africa, in Nigeria, Boko Haram has been at the forefront of implementing Muhammad's order to kill Christians. Their Muslim followers believe that doing so fulfills Allah's wishes and they will be rewarded in the Hereafter. Bukhari 52:254.

Muhammad also forced Jews to pay JIZYA. Allegedly, because they refused to join his religion. This was a method of hurting and tormenting the Jews, so they would join Islam, Muhammad's religion. Bukhari and Ahmad (5114 or 4869, depending on the Tafsir).

One thing you must understand is that, in Islam, actions are more important than belief in Allah. Even today, if you go to countries with a majority of Muslims, they do not like the presence of other beliefs or religions. For example, Saudi Arabia, Zanzibar, Somalia, etc.

Finally, Abu Sufyan's son, Muawiyah, succeeded in defeating and killing Muhammad's foster son, Ali. He also poisoned Hassan, one of Muhammad's beloved grandsons. Abu Sufyan's grandson named Yazid became Caliph and he was the leader of Muhammad's grandson, Hussein.

This is Islam and how it forces people to join it, unlike Christianity, which does not force people, but teaches about Jesus. In Christianity, there is no coercion as in the Islam of Muhammad.

1. Which God is this who uses Swords to force people to join him?

2. Which God is this who kills people and claims that it is the way to the Hereafter?

3. Why is there no coercion in the Bible?

4. Why are there no Prophets in Christianity who use Swords and Knives to force people to join Christianity as in Islam?

5. Why in Christianity, their God does not have such great hatred as the Allah of Islam?

Today we have learned that in Islam, there is coercion unlike in Christianity. Furthermore, Allah is not the Jehovah God of the Bible, because their actions are completely different. Therefore, it is not wrong to say that Adam, Abraham, David, Jesus, and the prophets in the Bible were not Muslims and did not worship Allah




Dear reader,

Surah Al-Baqarah 136. Say, [O believers], "We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [submitting] to Him."

Allah tells Muhammad's followers to say they believe in what was revealed to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, along with other prophets.

Now then, if Allah speaks the truth and Muhammad is his messenger, I would like people to tell us and bring us a copy of the book that was revealed to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Continue to hold on to your lies, Muhammad and your Allah.

Surah Al-A'la

18. Indeed, this is in the former scriptures,

19. The scriptures of Abraham and Moses.

Allah says in Surah Al-A'la verse 19 that he revealed a book to Abraham.

QUESTION: Tell us what book was revealed to Abraham and where is its copy and what is its name?

Muhammad, the prophet of Allah, has been falsely attributing lies to Allah without knowing, by claiming that Allah has revealed only four books:

1. Torah - Moses

2. Psalms - David

3. Gospel - Jesus, son of Mary

4. Quran - Muhammad

That's why I continue to say that Islam is a religion of fabrication, not of Jehovah.

I am Dr. Max Shimba, a slave of Jesus Christ, the Great God.

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(1) Why does Jesus talk about himself going to his Father and his God? If he is God?

[John 20:17]


Our God is one in three persons. The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. And these are not three gods but one [1 John 5:8-9]. These three persons are one God.

The Bible says in Jeremiah 32:27: -

"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh......".

And for that reason, Jesus called the Father his God when he was in the form of a man because he had taken on flesh on earth.

Jesus has two natures, divinity, and humanity, together.

Jesus, as God, has no God over him. But in his second nature of humanity, the Father becomes his God.


(2) Why does he pray to the Father as his God? If he himself is God?

[John 17:1; Matthew 27:46]


He prayed to the Father as his God when he was in the form of a man who had taken on flesh on earth. That's it. So when he was in trouble, he learned to rely on God in prayer to set an example for us to follow in his footsteps. [Read Hebrews 5:7]


(3) He said they should know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent (John 17:3). If he is God, why differentiate himself from God and claim to be sent?


The Bible says by nature, God is not a man [Hosea 11:9].

And for that reason, Jesus in that verse differentiated himself from God because he stood in the nature of his humanity when he was a man. The Bible says when he was a man, he did not consider equality with God something to be used to his advantage [Philippians 2:6, 8].

Jesus, as a man, is our greatest apostle and prophet, our great high priest, the Son of God [Hebrews 3:1].

But Jesus in Spirit is God just as much as he is the Father. They are no different [John 10:30-33; John 14:7-9]


(4) Why did he say the Father is greater than he is? If he himself is God?

[John 14:28]


The Bible says in Job 33:12: - "....For God is greater than man".

Man cannot be above God.

And for that reason, when Jesus said the Father is greater than him. He said so with humility when he was a man who had taken on flesh here on earth [Philippians 2:6-8].

But Jesus in Spirit is God just as much as the Father is. They are both equal [John 5:19-.23; John 14:7-9]. All three persons of God are equal even though they work humbly. For example, Jesus glorifies the Father, and the Father glorifies Jesus. They both glorify each other [John 13:31-32; John 17:1, 4-5]. Jesus calls the Father greater than himself. And the Father calls Jesus his shepherd and fellow man [Zechariah 13:7]. These are the three persons of God working humbly, although they all have equal authority and equal power.

These names Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are just names aimed at distinguishing these persons according to their work. And it is not that one person is greater than another.


(5) When Jesus was on the cross, he said, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabaktani? That is, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? [Matthew 27:45-46]. So if Jesus is God, why would he say his God if he himself is God?


Yes. Jesus said so when he was a man who had taken on flesh.

Jesus is all in all, he is fully God and fully man.

It is important to be able to distinguish the role of the divinity of Jesus from the humanity of Jesus. They are two different things although they are within one person.

Titus 2:13-14: - "While we look forward to that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good".


God bless everyone who reads this message by 

believing in this truth.


Dr. Max Shimba for Max


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