WHILE ATTACKING the BIBLE as CORRUPT, MUSLIMS CITE VERSES of the BIBLE in an effort to prove that THEIR PROPHET was a true messenger of God.
MUSLIMS are USING “CORRUPT” PROOF for their PROPHET?
WEIRD … if not HYPOCRITICAL.
Anyway, among the verses used by Muslims to boost the credibility of their prophet are:
Songs of Solomon 5:16 in hebrew (muhammad is supposedly pronounced)
Do these verses really talk about ISLAM’S PROPHET?
Let us examine each verse to see if ISLAM’S PROPHET is indeed PROPHESIED in them.
As for Ishmael, I have heard you; I will bless him and make him fruitful and exceedingly numerous; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
ISHMAEL is the ANCESTOR of ISLAM’S PROPHET. So, MUSLIMS assume that if Ishmael became a “great nation,” it also meant that THEIR PROPHET was part of God’s PLAN for man.
GOD allowed ISHMAEL to become a “great nation” to APPEASE ABRAHAM after the ALMIGHTY REJECTED ISHMAEL as a SON of the FATHER of MANY NATIONS.
GOD DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE that ISHMAEL was ABRAHAM’S SON.
In GENESIS 17:18, ABRAHAM BEGGED GOD to ACKNOWLEDGE ISHMAEL as his SON.
But in GENESIS 17:19 (a verse DELIBERATELY IGNORED by MUSLIMS), GOD FLATLY REJECTED ISHMAEL.
And Abraham said to God, "O that Ishmael might live in your sight!"
God said, “NO,
“but your wife Sarah shall bear you a son, and you shall name him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him.
In Hebrew, the response “abal” in GENESIS 17:19 is a FORCEFUL REPLY with a NEGATIVE MEANING. Thus, rightfully translated as “NO.”
GOD CLEARLY REJECTED ISHMAEL. And for GOD, ISHMAEL is DEAD or NON-EXISTENT as a SON of ABRAHAM. (See GENESIS 17:18)
Therefore, GOD making ISHMAEL into a “great nation” was a mere CONSOLATION PRIZE for him. In Filipino, it was CONSUELO DE BOBO [CONSOLATION FOR IDIOTS].
The CONSUELO DE BOBO is EMPHASIZED after GOD DECLARED in GENESIS 17:19 that the COVENANT with ABRAHAM will be ESTABLISHED with ISAAC and HIS OFFSPRING.
ISHMAEL (and subsequently, HIS OFFSPRING who is ISLAM’S PROPHET) was TOTALLY EXCLUDED from GOD’S COVENANT with ABRAHAM.
In GENESIS 22:2 (another verse IGNORED by MUSLIMS), the REJECTION of ISHMAEL is COMPLETE when GOD DECLARED that ISAAC was ABRAHAM’S “ONLY SON.”
He [GOD] said (to ABRAHAM), "Take your son, YOUR ONLY SON ISAAC, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you."
So, the declaration of God in Genesis 17:20 that He would make ISHMAEL a “great nation” (which includes ISLAM’S PROPHET) has NO RELATION and MEANS NOTHING to the SALVATION of MEN.
WATCH OUT for the examination of the other verses used by Muslims to prove their PROPHET.