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1 The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad? Deuteronomy 18:18,19

2 The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad? Introduction: 1. God would send another great prophet, a lawgiver like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:18-19)

3 “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

4 Introduction: 2.Two competing, exclusive claims on the identity of this final prophet: –Jesus Christ or Muhammad The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

5 Introduction: 3. Study with an open mind to find and obey God’s final prophet: –Identification marks in prophecy –The Savior-Prophet identified –Muhammad, another prophet? –Sharp contrast –Jesus Christ: final prophet The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

6 I.Identification Marks a.Genesis 3:15 Seed of woman would defeat Satan “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

7 I.Identification Marks b.Genesis 12:1-3 Born of chosen Land, Nation, and Seed Promise Human Plan—Ishmael (Genesis 16) Divine Plan—Isaac (Genesis 21) The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

8 “Now the LORD had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

9 I. Identification Marks c. Deuteronomy 18, 19, 19 A p rophet like Moses–if rejected, will be cut off! “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

10 I.Identification Marks d.Isaiah 7:14 Born of a virgin “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

11 I.Identification Marks e.Isaiah 53 The Suffering Servant The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

12 “Surely He has borne our grieves and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

13 “Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

14 I.Identification Marks f.Micah 5:2 Born in Bethlehem “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

15 II.The Savior-Prophet Identified a.All promises fulfilled in Christ Genesis 3:15; Romans 16:20 Seed of woman and defeat of Satan “And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

16 II.The Savior-Prophet Identified a.All Promises Fulfilled in Christ Genesis 12:1-3; Matthew 1:1,2 All people blessed through Christ. “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

17 II. The Savior-Prophet Identified a.All Promises Fulfilled in Christ Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25 Born of a virgin. “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

18 II.The Savior-Prophet Identified a.All Promises Fulfilled in Christ Micah 5:2—Matthew 2:1 Born in Bethlehem. “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

19 II. The Savior-Prophet Identified a.All Promises Fulfilled in Christ Isaiah 53—Matthew 27, 28 Died for man’s sins; then arose. The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

20 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 27:4 I have betrayed the innocent blood. 27:19 Have thou nothing to do with that just man 27:24 I am innocent of the blood of this just person. 27:35 And they crucified him… 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

21 II. The Savior-Prophet Identified a.All Promises Fulfilled in Christ Deuteronomy 18:18,19; Acts 3:22-26 A prophet like Moses “For Moses truly said to the fathers, 'The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people… The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

22 II. The Savior-Prophet Identified a.All Promises Fulfilled in Christ Deuteronomy 18:18,19—Acts 3:22-26 A prophet like Moses, “Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold of these days. You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'… The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

23 II. The Savior-Prophet Identified a.All Promises Fulfilled in Christ Deuteronomy 18:18,19—Acts 3:22-26 A prophet like Moses. “To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

24 Identity Confirmed by the Miracles Power: Testified of His claim of Deity (John 20:30,31) “ And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” (John 20:30,31)

25 Power Over Nature—Walked on water. ( Matthew 14:22-33) “But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.” (Matthew 14:24,25) Identity Confirmed by the Miracles

26 Power Over Human Body—Healed all sickness. (Matthew 4:23-25) “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.” (Matthew 4:23) Identity Confirmed by the Miracles

27 Power Over Death—Raised the dead. (John 11:39-44) “Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth! And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go.” (John 11:43,44) Identity Confirmed by the Miracles

28 Greatest Miracle—His own resurrection (Mark 16:1-7; Acts 1:3; Romans 1:4) “And declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” (Romans 1:4) Identity Confirmed by the Miracles

29 Jesus Christ: Son of God, Final Prophet, and Savior of All Men Baptized, saved by His authority as Deity (Matthew 28:18-20) “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:18,19)

30 The Way of Salvation: In Him, in His Church, in His Kingdom (Matthew 16:18,19) “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:18,19) Jesus Christ: Son of God, Final Prophet, and Savior of All Men

31 Saved added to His Church (Acts 2:41,47) “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them... praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:41, 47) Jesus Christ: Son of God, Final Prophet, and Savior of All Men

32 Saved in His Spiritual Body: His Church, His Kingdom (Ephesians 1:22,23; 5:5) “And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” (Ephesians 1:22,23) Jesus Christ: Son of God, Final Prophet, and Savior of All Men

33 Muhammad, Another Prophet? Ubu’l Kassim (A.D. 570—632) Visions of the Angel Gabriel –Muhammad (Highly Praised); oral revelation later written as Qur’an or Koran (Reading, Recitation) Islam (to Submit) –Muslim—(one who submits)

34 Pillars of Islam Confess ”There is no God but Allah; Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah.” Pray ritual prayers in Arabic Fast during daylight hours of Ramadan Alms Pilgrimage to Mecca Holy War (Jihad) against non-Muslims

35 Muhammad and Islam Use the Sword Warred against Mecca till its surrender in A.D. 630 To Europe, North Africa, till Battle of Tours, France in 732 A.D. Southern Asia, Islands of southwest Pacific Ocean

36 36 Spread of Islam

37 37 Over 1 Billion Muslims, of Which Less Than 15% Are in Arab Nations

38 38 Muhammad and Islam used the sword  Some still use violence today  Palestinian attacks on Israel The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

39 39 The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad? Muhammad and Islam used the sword  Some still use violence today  Muslim rebels in the Philippines

40 40 The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad? Muhammad and Islam used the sword  Some still use violence today  September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on US

41 41 The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad? Muhammad and Islam used the sword  Some still use violence today  Bombing, kidnapping, uprising, repression

42 42 Muhammad and Islam used the sword  Claim Muhammad’s sword fulfills Deut. 18. (Bashir Ahmad, “Prophecies about… Mohammad,” Pakistan Link, )  “Only Muhammad, not Jesus Christ, was like Moses”  “Both Moses and Muhammad commanded their disciples to fight their enemies and joined the fight themselves.” The Final Prophet: Jesus Christ or Muhammad?

43 43 Glorious Qur’an Surah IX: Repentance 3.…Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to those who disbelieve. 5.Then,…, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. 29.Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah …until they pay the tribute… 30.names “Jews” and “Christians”)

44 44 41.Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! 111.Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain. Glorious Qur’an Surah IX: Repentance

45 45 Muslims Must Work and Earn Their Way to Heaven  Qur’an, Surah III, 57:  Qur’an, Surah III, 57: And as for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them their wages in full.  Qur’an, Surah III, 185:  Qur’an, Surah III, 185: And ye shall be paid on the Day of Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned.  No concept of perfect sacrifice for forgiveness to prove God’s justice and mercy (Romans 3:26)  Believe in Allah, do good works, pray for pardon.

46 Sharp ContrastSharp Contrast Christ born of Abraham –Muhammad of Ishmael All promises of a Savior fulfilled by Christ –None by Muhammad Christ’s teaching confirmed by miracles –Muhammad claimed none The Final Prophet: Jesus or Muhammad?

47 Sharp ContrastSharp Contrast Christ promised all truth; warned of false revelations from angels. –Muhammad claimed such revelations. Christ died as a sacrifice for sin. –Muhammad denied it; offered no alternative. Christ used moral persuasion. –Muhammad used the sword. The Final Prophet: Jesus or Muhammad?

48 Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation.Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation. Evidence is clear and abundant; God wants everyone to be saved! –“While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” (Matthew 17:5) The Final Prophet: Jesus or Muhammad?

49 Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation.Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation. Evidence is clear and abundant; God wants everyone to be saved! –“That you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.” (Luke 1:4) The Final Prophet: Jesus or Muhammad?

50 Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation.Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation. Evidence is clear and abundant; God wants everyone to be saved! –“To whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3) The Final Prophet: Jesus or Muhammad?

51 Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation.Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation. Evidence is clear and abundant; God wants everyone to be saved! –“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3,4) The Final Prophet: Jesus or Muhammad?

52 Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation.Unmistakable evidence identifies Christ as the final prophet of salvation. Evidence is clear and abundant; God wants everyone to be saved! –“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) The Final Prophet: Jesus or Muhammad?


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