Thursday, May 24, 2012

La elah ela Allah, Mohamad rasool Allah

With the bad press that continues to dog the Roman Catholic Church (some say the "bad news" goes all the way back to the days of Luther...)
Digresses: Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He kickstarted a revolution against the Roman Catholic Church, who at the time would raise large amounts of cash by allowing people to see relics, often unconfirmed pieces of history, such as Mary’s milk and the bones of disciples. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses, which he posted to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor.

It was a landslide victory for Luther, resulting in
a complete change in the process of certain church activities that continue to this day. The people who associated with Luther’s ideas became known as Protestants, which is a form of the word “protestor”, as the people protested against the Catholic church’s systems.
Now, back to our post:

Back in 2000, Turkey confiscated a leather-bound text, written on animal hide, during an anti-smuggling initiative. Turkish authorities are of the opinion that the text could be the authentic version of the Gospel of Barnabas, one of Jesus’ apostles.

The Basij Press claims that this particular version of the Barnabas Gospel seems to have been written in the 5th or 6th century. It foretells the coming of the Prophet Mohammad and the religion of Islam. Catholics call it laughable!

It further points out that Christianity denies that such a gospel exists. From Barnabas 41: “God has hidden himself as Archangel Michael ran them (Adam and Eve) out of heaven, when Adam turned, he noticed that at top of the gateway to heaven, it was written ‘La elah ela Allah, Mohamad rasool Allah,’” translation: Allah is the only God, Mohammad is his prophet.

The Turkish army has confiscated the Barnabas Gospel, BP says, because Zionists and Western governments want it kept away from the public eye. The book purports to predict the coming of the last Islamic messiah.

Barnabas says in the Book that Jesus was never crucified and that not only is He not the son of God, but that He himself predicted the coming of the Prophet Mohammad. (That's an interesting take) The Basij paper proclaims that “...discovery of the original Barnabas Bible will now undermine the Christian Church and its authority ... this Bible has predicted the coming of Prophet Mohammad and in itself has verified the religion of Islam, and this alone will unbalance the powers of the world and create instability in the Christian world.”

The report sees the discovery as so immense that it will impact world politics. I wonder. I can see it perhaps making a mark in the Middle East, but, everywhere else?

According to published documents, Turkey will place the Bible on public display. There is a "bigger picture' here:

“The Iranian regime is committed to stamping out Christianity by any means necessary, whether that means executing Christian converts, burning Bibles or raiding underground churches,” according to Erick Stakelbeck, host of CBN’s “Stakelbeck on Terror” program. Stakelbeck keeps an eye on Iran, and muses that this "new Bible" is an attempt to discredit Christianity.

The Vatican supposedly has asked to see the scripture.

Grand Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, in a recent statement, announced that since the Quran was the last holy book and provides the most complete religion to the world and Mohammad the last prophet as indicated in the Quran, there is no authority to abide by other books.

Also reported recently, a former intelligence officer in the Revolutionary Guards revealed that tens of thousands of Bibles were confiscated and burned in Iran, under the order of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said the Bible is not a holy book and its burning is morally acceptable.

Reza Kahlili translated this Iranian video about Islamic prophecies of a coming messiah and the destruction of Israel:

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  1. The Basij Press claims that this particular version of the Barnabas Gospel seems to have been written in the 5th or 6th century.

  2. Interesting that the Iranian clerics create Fatwas to kill anyone who dares to even doubt the Kuran, yet they are ok with burning Bibles. Ahhhh hypocrisy! Seems to come hand in hand with fanaticism.

    The Iranian people will be better off when these backward "clerics" let the Iranian youth decide the destiny of their nation. Enough with their nonsense.


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