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The Antichrist in Muhammad: Jesus as the Son of God Comments

One of the most important titles of Jesus in the New Testament is "Son of God."  It is an essential, uncompromisable kernel of the Gospel: "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that everyone who believes in him might not perish, but might have eternal life."  (John 3:16)  Muhammad unequivocally rejects Jesus as the son of God, displaying, in all its darkened colors, the spirit of antichrist.  Continue Reading

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  1. TheGreyPiper
    2 years ago

    Joseph -- Atty. Greenwell is =not=, similarly to St Paul, standing in the courtyard of the Grand Mosque at Mecca calling this out as an accusation (an act which would undoubtedly cost him his life within moments, incidentally). He is simply outlining a number of facts which reveal the discontinuity and incompatibility between two very different faith systems.

    This is not the time to be picking fights? Ask the Greeks of Constantinople, or those of Tours, or Cordoba, or Vienna, about picking fights with the Mohammedans. This is a struggle which has been ongoing for centuries, sir. Many people seem to overlook the simple fact the Crusades were DEFENSIVE battles, taking back what an enemy had seized. The people of Damascus and Lebanon and Jerusalem were NOT Arabs and were certainly NOT Mohammedan before the whirlwind eruption from the Arabian peninsula. Mohammedanism is at war with us now as surely as on that last day at the gates of Vienna, and as much as is Western secularism. We will find neither to be an ally, I assure you. And if you think there can be any accommodation with Mohammedanism, I ask you to count the churches across the Middle East. Ask our brother Copts about accommodation in Egypt and Iraq. Ask the Jews about accommodation from Mohammedanism: better yet, a picture is worth a thousand words, here's a picture with a few words of explanation

    And to address one last of your objections -- yes, Christ Himself stood up to denounce liars and falsehood, and St Paul told us to always be spreading the Truth. How can we advocate the Truth without knowing how to discern =and explain= what falsehood is? Like unto a certain famous Youtube video, =nobody= is forcing =anybody= to come to this site and read these essays. Are you saying we should keep ourselves in willful ignorance? That Atty. Greenwell should just keep his mouth shut lest someone read this who finds it objectionable? Do YOU do that? Obviously not, since you are posting here. Frankly, I am astonished at your disingenuous blatherskite.

  2. Louis Barta
    2 years ago

    Mr. Andrew M. Greenwell's articles are consistently excellent and edifying, and I immensely enjoy reading them. CATHOLIC ONLINE should be commended for posting this gentleman's superb work.

  3. Barb
    2 years ago

    Mr. Greenwald took the words right out of my mouth in your response to Fritz. Faith is an empty word if it is not based on Truth.

  4. Larry
    2 years ago

    Anyone who rejects Jesus and his teachings is an antichrist and that includes the pastors and priests who reject Jesus teachings and follow their own imagination and the traditions and teachings of men:

  5. Joel Richardson
    2 years ago

    Excellent series. Thank you for striking a solid Christian balance, compromising neither on love nor truth. I've been trying for sometime to get this message to the Catholic Church.

    Many Blessings

  6. Jorge
    2 years ago

    Andrew...Briliant article and brilliant response to the "haters".You are indeed a honest Christian cummited in preaching and practicing the gospel, unlike so many false christians who kow tow constantly to islam, radical secularism and other immoralities, for materialistic reasons only.

  7. Andrew M. Greenwell
    2 years ago

    @Fritz: How is the article intolerant? How is the article unloving? The article fairly presents Scriptural and Catholic teaching. It fairly presents Muhammad's teaching as found in the Qur'an. It fairly compares the two. How can being honest and fair be intolerant and unloving?

    @David: The term "antichrist," which I defined in my first article in this series, is to be understood in its Scriptural sense. It is a valid concept found in the epistles of St. John, the apostle whom Jesus loved. It is not "derisive rhetoric" to use our Scripture. It would seem to be "derisive rhetoric" to refuse us the right to use our Scripture. Finally, the term "antichrist" is perhaps no more offensive to a Muslim than the Qur'anic deprecation of Jesus is offensive to the Christian. In fact, it is probably less so because I think the informed Muslim would agree that Muhammad was antichrist, if antichrist is defined as someone who rejects the divinity and the humanity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I've been accused of shirk and have been called a kafir, and it does not bother me one bit, because I'd rather be called a mushrik and follow Christ, than not be called a mushrik and deny Christ.

    @Joseph: I'm not sure that faith in itself is so valuable as much as what you put your faith in. I suppose that a follower of Satan has faith in the Prince of Darkness, and I suppose a scientist puts his faith only in empirical reason, but I don't suppose we ought to band together with Satanists to fight against atheistic secularism. While I'm not arguing we shouldn't dialogue with Muslims, or understand where we have similarities, it is never any good to ignore the dissimilarities between Christianity and Islam. There is great danger in any alliance with Islam. I suggest you read William Kilpatrick's recent book Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for The Soul of The West.
    As to St. Paul, his behavior at the Areopagus is one thing, but you must not forget his burning zeal against those who would deny Christ and tamper with the Gospel: "If anyone preach to you a Gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema (accursed)."

  8. Billy B
    2 years ago

    William Fritz,

    I'm sorry, so are we supposed to sit back not say anything and let the truth be hidden? If thats what you want to do by all means please go and do this but some of us catholics want to shine the light of truth a expose these lies.

  9. Karen Tabbard
    2 years ago

    David and william Frits are obviously dihimmies, or "dummies" who prefer to submit to PURE EVIL than to confront it; no wonder we live in a sick world, currupted by hatred, lies, manipulations, denial, dishonesty and immoral behaviour, immoral beliefs and immoral practices, that confuse truth with lies and appeasing with assertivity .This is the case of these two gentlemen who simply have no idea of what they are doing to themselves , to christians(who are being butchered in all muslim countries or live under constant threat, fear and intimidation, brutally discriminated and enslaved to sharia),budhists, hindus, to atheists and even to muslims(also brutalised and dehumanised by this psycopathic anti-regligion called islam). I thing David and fritz should go to afghanistan or pakistan to learn what "appeasing" leads to; obama and hillary clinton know best don't they?

  10. Joseph
    2 years ago

    Frankly, I am astonished, Mr Greenwell, at your gratuitous lack of tact in this matter. This is absolutely NOT the time to start picking fights with other people of Faith. And to hammer Mohammad and Muslims because they do not accept Jesus as the Son of God is to put the cart before the horse: Jesus' divinity needs to be argued, yes, but there is absolutely no need for the distinct tone of personal animus and, I am afraid to say, bigotry, in your articles to date. Let me ask you one question: Did Christianity's greatest missionary after Jesus, St Paul, stand in the centre of Athens and invoke fire and brimstone against the Greeks? Did he label them as antichrists? No, he did not. He REASONED with them. Some listened, many did not. But he never hurled abusive invective at them. And he is surely one of our finest role models as to the way to talk to those of different opinions and faiths. It is doubly unfortunate that you are adopting your aggressive approach at a time when ALL faiths and people of faith are under attack by a common enemy: western atheistic secularism, which makes no distinction in trying to sweep ALL faiths into oblivion. We therefore need to work WITH all men and women of faith and goodwill. If not, we do exactly what the secularists want: divide et impera. We divide our energies, bicker and spat among ourselves, foment hatred and resentment, while the secularists continue to go about their ruthless business of undermining the very foundations of western civilization. Catholic Online is such an excellent site, full of informative, positive and fruitful information and analysis. Your articles on Mohammad and Islam, however, are not furthering this approach. Think again, Mr Greenwell. Would Jesus have adopted your approach? Or St. Paul? Or any of our great role models we are called upon to emulate? I submit to you that they would not. We in the Church Militant need to think strategically and tactically in the defence and furtherance of our faith. We have, in the secularists, powerful enemies ranged against us, threatening everything we believe in and hold dear for ourselves and our families. They are the true antichrists. Let your zeal and your acumen focus upon them.

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