Muhammad the Last Messenger of God, Allah Most Glorious , Most High was foretold in the Bible of his forecoming by the Prophet Jesus @ Eesa, blessed be his soul , the Son of Mariam, in the Gospel of Barnabas, a disciple of the Prophet Jesus @ Hazrat Eesa Alaihis salam.
The following chapter says clearly :
`Unworthy though I am to untie his hosen, I have received grace and mercy from God to see him.'
Then answered the priest, with the governor and the king, saying: `Distress not thyself, O Jesus, holy one of God, because in our time shall not this sedition be any more, seeing that we will write to the sacred Roman senate in such wise that by imperial decree none shall any more call thee God or son of God.'
Then said Jesus: `With your words I am not consoled, because where ye hope for light darkness shall come; but my consolation is in the Coming of the Messenger, who shall destroy every false opinion of me, and his faith shall spread and shall take hold of the whole world, for so hath God promised to Abraham our father.
And that which giveth me consolation is that his faith shall have no end, but shall be kept inviolate by God.'
The priest answered: `After the coming of the Messenger of God, shall other prophets come?'
Jesus answered: `There shall not come after him true prophets sent by God, but there shall come a great number of false prophets, whereat I sorrow.
For Satan shall raise them up by the just judgement of God, and they shall hide themselves under the pretext of my gospel.'
Herod answered: `How is it a just judgement of God that such impious men should come?'
Jesus answered: `It is just that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation should believe in a lie to his damnation.
Wherefore I say unto you, that the world hath ever despise the true prophets and loved the false, as can be seen in the time of Michaiah and Jeremiah.
For every like loveth his like.'
Then said the priest: `How shall the Messiah be called, and what sign shall reveal his coming?'
Jesus answered: `The name of the Messiah is admirable, for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul, and placed it in a celestial splendour.
God said: "Wait Mohammed; for thy sake I will to create paradise, the world, and a great multitude of creatures, whereof I make thee a present, in so much that whosoe blesses thee shall be blessed, and whosoe shall curse thee shall be accursed.
When I shall send thee into the world I shall send thee as My Messenger of Salvation, and thy word shall be true, in so much that Heaven and Earth shall fail, but thy faith shall never fail." Mohammed is his blessed name.'
Then the crowd lifted up their voices, saying: `O God, send us thy messenger: O Mohammed, come quickly for the salvation of the world!'
End of quote.
Source : http://barnabas.net/barnabasP97.html
Now, we all know that in these times, information such as these is pretty easy to come by . The advent of the Internet has been a boon to those of us who love knowledge and seek such knowledge almost daily in our modern lifes.
The beauty of our human spirit is that if we set our mind to it and exercise our intelligence to find out about something, we can today at the typing of a few words into any search engine online, come across hundreds of thousands in website links within a few seconds displayed before our very eyes from the comfort of our homes, offices and now almost everywhere we can hook up to the internet or through the wireless broadband network.
Now , comes the matter of choice. What do we choose to believe in and accept as the 'Gospel truth' , the 'whole truth' and 'nothing but the truth' !
A phrase so familiar that we keep hearing through our viewing of countless movies and teledramas showing courtroom scenes where the Public Prosecutor asks the witness to swear upon the Bible or the Qur'an where it suits asking the person on the witness stand to speak the truth, say the truth and not lie in court!
So that paraphrase has stuck in our minds and we subconsciously remember the very phrase when the situation warrants it.
The truth. How do we perceive it?
To the learned mind, truth manifests itself in concurrence with our human logic. But at times, things that happen right before our very eyes defies logic.
Those of us who watch David Blaine show his magic are flabbergasted to see the man levitate himself almost a foot high off the ground! That levitation of him defies our common logic! Does that make David Blaine a superbeing? A prophet of some sort?
It doesn't ! He has yet to claim being one!
Back to the matter at hand. Jesus Christ @ Eesa alaihis salam has been quoted in the Gospel of Barnabas so clearly foretelling the coming of the Messenger of God, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and all that has been foretold in the Bible has come to pass yet there is today an unparalled wave of hate against a man who has been acknowledged to be the Greatest Messenger of God and the Most Successful humanbeing who ever lived by the learned scholars and scientists of the past and the present age!
It is a solid reality that we can't expect each and every critic to really understand the truth about the Last Messenger and Greatest Prophet of God!
Those whose hearts and minds are sealed with Ignorance and the swelled up egos of their nafs will never get to understand about the Prophet (peace be upon his soul) save for the Guidance of God!
I wish you my reader and fellow blogger to carry on with your study and research of the Last Messenger of God sent to us all.
May Peace be upon us all. Amen.