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The Antichrist in Muhammad: Blaspheming Against the Holy Spirit Comments

The upshot is that references in the Qur'an to the "Holy Spirit," "Allah's spirit," "Spirit," or the like are not references to Allah as Allah, but are references either to created entities or Allah's commands.  There is no place in the Qur'an where the "Spirit" is of the same substance as Allah.  In all instances in the Qur'an, the "Spirit" is without question subordinate to Allah.  In the Qur'an, God the Holy Spirit is horribly ... Continue Reading

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  1. Henry
    1 year ago

    Muhammed and the koran are dead faith. Nothing can come out of it except violence
    and mayhem. Murder, executions of Christians, violence against women, extortion and political upheaval. Pray always to Our Lord and God Jesus Christ.

  2. Daniel
    1 year ago

    I find it amazing that Muslims believe that God is all powerful, and then turn around and say that he couldn't do this, or couldn't do that. "God doesn't need helpers", they say. No he doesn't need helpers. But He can use absolutely anyone or anything at His disposal. He can manifest Himself however He sees fit, at whatever the juncture in time in space.

    I also pray that Christians, ALL Christians, take every opportunity to witness and evangelize Muslims. In my humble opinion, the only reason that Christianity doesn't take off and leave Islam in the dust in many parts of the world, is simply due to the authorities and clerics in Muslim nations. They will not give the people a free choice, which is of course at the heart of the Christian message. This places the two religions at opposite poles from one another. Muslims never hear the Christian gospel, or think wrong-headed things about our faith, because those in power will never let them. A free choice would be a death knell for Islam in many instances.

    We need to pray, and regularly, for the souls and salvation of all people, including Muslims. I also hope that we act and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Word Incarnate, to those who have never heard it or are being restrained from doing so.

    May God Bless You All.

    Daniel

  3. Dan
    1 year ago

    My comment is for Naveed Ul Islam, who posted a few days back.

    I think that your intentions are fine with your post, and I agree on the need for civility when discussing religion.

    I would like to say that you seem to start off with sincerity, but then, when speaking about Islam being "an enemy of Christian philosophy, well mythology", you fall back on some apparent condescension regarding our faith. How do you know it is a myth? You quote the New and the Old Testaments, but have you read them? I could just as easily pluck passages out of the Koran as testimony or proof when it suited me, being totally unaware of the larger scope.

    I would greatly encourage you to pick up and read a Bible, and to attend a Catholic Church at least once. I think that you could quickly see that we worship One God; Christ is the Word of God made flesh, doing what no man, such as Mohammed, could do. Christ demonstrates, through His actions on Earth, power possessed by only one being in the universe: the One, transcendent, omnipotent God. Since there is only one God, this means that Christ IS God. The Holy Spirit, the subject of this article, is the breath and life of God moving amongst the people of the Earth. As the angel said to Mary, "through God, all things are possible". God's infinite power is something I firmly believe Muslims do not believe in, or else they could easily see how all that we believe is possible through God.

    May God Bless you.

  4. Jorge
    1 year ago

    Francis Xavier, what you say is utterly false: islam is a violent ruthless religion.it grew and keeps growing using violence, offensive war(jihad), blackmail, slavery, entrapment, and every kind of lie and deception jihadists can possibly imagine..all sanctioned by sharia law:
    Sure, the Koran says “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out
    clear from Error: whoever rejects Taghut (evil) and believes in Allah hath
    grasped the most trust worthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth
    and knoweth all things. ” (Sura 2:256). What Islamic apologists fail to add is
    that this verse was written when Mohammad was in Mecca and had only 150
    followers, but when he got to Medina, his flock of Mohammad worshipers increased
    to about 10 thousand.
    It is important to know that the Koran is not laid out in chronological order,
    but in the length of the chapters (Suras). Sura 9:5 came well after the peaceful
    Sura (above) and states “When the sacred months have passed, kill the idolaters
    where ever you find them.” Another Sura, 47:4 says: “When you encounter the
    unbelievers, Strike off their heads. Until you have made a wide slaughter among
    them tie up the remaining captives.” Verses that come later in the Koran
    abrogate all prior verses. So then, Sura 9:5 was written near the end of the
    prophet’s life and abrogates all the peaceful verses. Islamic apologists would
    have you believe Islam is a religion of peace, but the Koran says otherwise.

  5. judy claar
    1 year ago

    Andrew Greenwell: Thank you for this continuing series of Clarity on Islam. The word i would use to describe your series is Transparent: allowing light to pass through (this particular topic between Islam and Christianity);making it easy to perceive or detect. Here, transparent is used to "shine through" the muddle of the psyche which was and is Muhammad. You do not perceive that your audience knows a little or a lot. You just know that the Truth has to be told. Blessings...

  6. Andrew M. Greenwell
    1 year ago

    @Jim:
    In general, I don't disagree with your comments. I doubt the series will convince a faithful Muslim or a lapsed Catholic who has already rejected the teaching Church. To some extent, I am preaching to the choir. The purpose of the series is to try to inform faithful Catholics of the huge differences between Islam and Christianity. There is a tendency to regard Islam as a Christian heresy. This was the view, for example, of Belloc. In my mind, however, Islam cannot really be regarded a Christian heresy because of its fundamental anti-Jewish and anti-Christian character. There is also a tendency to believe that Islam and Christianity ought to join forces against secularism. I think there is a huge danger in this latter perception caused, in part, in failure to appreciate the real anti-Christian character of Islam, at least in its traditional and orthodox manifestations. Finally, Muslims typically stress the fact that it believes that Jesus is a prophet, suggesting that there is compatibility between Islam and Christianity. But the belief that Jesus is a "prophet," is, at the same time, rejection of everything Jesus did and taught. We need to be aware that the Jesus of the Qur'an is not the Jesus of Christianity. It is these audiences to which this series is primarily directed.

  7. Jim
    1 year ago

    I'm sorry, Andrew, but I think you are wasting a lot of time here.

    First, you begin by arguing at great length that Islam does not teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine person of the Trinity but rather that it is a created thing. You don't really have to argue that. You can just state it, since it is common knowledge. Islam teaches that God is a single person in a single substance. This is basic knowledge about Islam.

    Second, you spend a lot of words arguing that Islam Koran gets the Gospel wrong by citing Koranic passages that appear to get the New Testament wrong. You need to realize that Islam does not believe that the New Testament is inspired and inerrant. It believes that the teachings of Jesus had been corrupted by the time they were written down in the Gospels. The Gospels and other New Testament writings, according to Muslims, are still useful historical tools for extracting the teachings of Jesus, but one must read them keeping in mind that they are corrupted. So, for example, Jesus really did predict Muhammed the paraclete, but as the prophecies were orally transmitted they became muddled and altered so that, by the time they were written down, people thought Jesus had predicted that the Holy Spirit was a paraclete.

    In light of these issues, I have to ask what your target audience is. Are you writing to Muslims, trying to convince them of the truth of Christianity? If so, you will get nowhere by arguing on the basis of scriptures that they do not take to be authoritative. Are you writing to Christians, trying to edify them and increase their certainty that Islam is false? If so, though that is a worthy goal, a Christian who thinks that Islam might be true will not be swayed by arguments that rely on the authority of Christian scripture unless they are somehow under the illusion that Islam and Christianity are compatible.

    Now, I am a Catholic, and I believe that Islam is false. It is all well and good to point out why, but we look bad when we make fallacious or dialectically unstable arguments such as these. If you want to argue that Islam is false, it makes more sense to talk about scholarship as to the authorship of the Koran, or to argue that the Koran, as interpreted using Muslim hermeneutics, cannot be true. You don't get anywhere by arguing against Islam on the basis of the truth of Christianity. That is simply circular reasoning.

  8. Francis Xavier
    1 year ago

    There is a bit of sense in what Joseph said,the spirit of the church can never be a spirit of commotion.we did know that in the gospel Jesus said that not all who call him Lord will enter his kingdom but those who do his Father's will.islam is a peaceful religion,when the prophet Muhammed started preaching islam, he did not preach violence but today most followers of islam are abusing the religion.in the qua'ran,they miss-interprete 1kings 18:1-40 where Elijah prooved that the Lord is God.in that same text,it is said that anyone who is not a follower of the true religion(that is islam) should be eliminated,he has nothing to do with God.I thank you mr Greenwell for this interesting topic but be it known to you that some strict muslims might read this article and take it as an insult(which may lead to riot).the pope's intention for the month of November was that the pilgrim church on Earth may shine as a light to the nations.our main duty as catholics according to saint Francis Xavier is that the church expands that is why the church in her wisdom introduced the second vatican council,making salvation necessary for everybody.how will the church expand if we neglet our fellow human beings in their failings?

  9. Francis Xavier
    1 year ago

    In the gospel,Jesus said;"not all who call me Lord will enter my kingdom but those who do my Father's will".

  10. Lilian
    1 year ago

    @Naveed Ul Islam, you know that Muhammad was not first a Jew before he magically transformed into an Arab (Muslims tend to believe in magic a great deal). You also know that the Bible was about the Jews and their prophecies about their Messiah which was fulfilled in Christ Jesus. Your inability to find quotations in the Koran or in the Arab pagan gods and teachings/practices to justify Mohammad as a prophet has led you into the frustration of laughable quotations from the Bible. One thing, however, is clear and you have also made it clear that it is more realistic and defensible to believe in Christ Jesus than in Mohammad's self proclamation as a prophet. May Our Lord Jesus Christ grant you and other knowledgeable and inquisitive Muslims the grace to overcome your fear and psychological crises to proclaim that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. That courage will deliver you from darkness into the light of life in Jesus Christ. May Our Lady, Mary Most Holy, come to your aid.


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