Message to Muslims and Egypt: The Ark in the Qur'an
Your Holy Qur’an Declares Religious Differences to be a Test - Believe and Pass It.
The Holy Qur’an declares the following of the Christian concept of the Trinity:
They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them. Why turn they not to God, and seek forgiveness? For God is Often forgiving, Most Merciful. Christ the Son of Mary was no more than an Apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They both had to eat their (daily) food. See how God does make His Signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth! (Qur’an, Ali translation, the Table 5:76-78)
On first glance at the above, Islam and Judaism seem united in their belief in the Unity of the G-dhead, and in their opposition Christianity. The subtle, but important difference between Islam and Judaism is that the Qur’an portrays Jesus and a prophet and Messiah, while Jews can not agree.The question is often asked by Christians and Jews as to why it is that Jews do not accept Jesus as a prophet. Likewise it is asked by Muslims as to why Jews and Christians have not accepted Mohammed as a prophet. The answer to this question, found in Torah, is extremely important for all religions to understand. It is also echoed in the Muslim Koran. With regard to the Jewish view of Jesus, rabbis point to the Torah where we read:
If there should stand up in your midst a prophet or dreamer of a dream, and he will produce a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes about, of which he spoke to you, saying, "Let us follow gods that you did not know and we shall worship them!" - do not hearken to the words of that prophet or dreamer of a dream, for HaShem, your G-d, is testing you to know whether you love HaShem, your G-d, with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 2-6)
HaShem means "The Name" of G-d. Who was Moses speaking to when he uttered these words? The Jewish people. Did the Jewish people have any experience worshipping a man as G-d? No. Therefore, the rabbis point to these verses and assert that this is where the Torah predicts Jesus. After all, the Nazarene did say "I and my Father are One" (John 10:30).
There is room for argument as to whether Jesus meant to declare unity of purpose with G-d (no problem) or unity of identity (blasphemy in both Jewish and Muslim understanding). But putting this issue aside, what are we really being told above? We are being told that a man like Jesus is sent to the Jewish people as a test. To pass the test, Jews, based on G-d given Torah rules, must reject him. Even if Jesus did not mean to claim unity of identity with G-d in John 10:30, his words were interpreted that way by so many that six hundred years later the Qur'an required the specific denial of the Trinity given above.
Although the denial of the Trinity is worded quite strongly in the Qur’an, it also declares:
"To each among you G-d prescribed a Law and an
On this web site strong evidence is presented to show that encoding exists in the Torah. Software is currently lacking to check the Qur'an, however it is more than possible that the the truth of all things that you (we) now dispute will not occur until we have a fuller understanding of the encoding phenomenon. To this end, exploration of the suspect
Muslims and Jews Both See Finding the The Qur’an (2:248) states the following: "Their prophet said to them, “The sign of his kingship is that the Ark (of the Covenant) will come to you, containing serenity from your Lord and certain relics left by the families of Musa (Moses) and Harun (Aaron). It will be borne by angels. There is a sign for you in that if you believe."
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The Emphasis Must be On Shared Values
Muslims expect the Ark of the Covenant to be found and that this will herald a new age of Muslim values. These values are in fact very similar to Orthodox Jewish values and many Christian values. Finding the
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