Mohammed was not the One Jesus Promised!

Posted: April 11, 2012 in Uncategorized
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We were sitting in the bush of West Africa drinking tea in front of a small boutique.I was engaged in a dialogue with the owner about the nature of the Bible, and the Gospel, and Jesus. He said, “Didn’t Jesus promise to send another prophet after Him?” That is the polite African way. He was telling me his point of view, but he was not so bold as to suggest by statement something contradictory to what I had said about who Jesus was.

Fortunately, my translator was close by, not only to interpret the language, but to tell me what he meant. He was referencing Jesus’ promise in John 16, when He had said He was returning to the Father, and that it was to our advantage to go to the Father, so He could send another. But what Jesus says, according to John, “if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you, but if I go, I will send Him to you.” John 16:7. A few verses later Jesus identifies this Helper as “the Spirit of truth.” Read in the context of the teaching by Jesus it is clear that the “Helper” is the Holy Spirit.

Jesus was not promising another prophet that would come after Him. In fact, the language of Hebrews 1 suggests the finality of Christ. God spoke in many ways and in part through many different ones, until Jesus. But in Jesus He has spoken completely, and finally. Whatever Mohammed may have been, he was not a prophet promised in the Bible.

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