I apologise in advance for long reply
Please show me these failed unfulfilled propheceis...
Um i'm trying to find an online article, i'll find it soon for you inshallah God willing. I heard these unfulfilled prophecies in a debate between Dr Zakir Naik and Dr William Campbell. The debate was called "Qur'an And Bible In The Light Of Science"
. In part 3 of the debate Dr Campbell talks about how he knows Christianity is the truth, and he has this long list of prophecies that came true. reminds me much of you actually, and your reasons. Anyway after he finishes Dr Zakir Naik comes on and replies to them. Go to http://www.irf.net/irf/videogallery/...deogallery.htm
and then download Qur'an And Bible In The Light Of Science Vs Campbell 3of4.wmv. I recommend, if you have time, to listen to the rest of the debate. Another good talk worth downlaoding on that site is Similarities Between Islam And Christanity
. if you have time i'm sure you'll enjoy the watch
I know there are many unfulfilled but that is because they are meant for the endtimes..in which we are living now.
I have no problem in believing in some of these prophecies, since we believe Jesus was given the truth and what he said was from God, and of course god gave him signs of the end of times. This was with all prophets, God gave them signs of the last day. we believe one of these signs was the coming of the last prophet, that's Muhammed PBUH, which has happened. There's also our belief that another sign will be when Jesus PBUH returns to earth and clarifies his status as a prophet. Now i think the whole point of this discussion may revolve around one fact: I believe Jesus PBUH to be a messenger, and i believe he was given the Gospel, in which whatever he said was true and from God. he may have given prophecies which would definitely come true. Now the problem here is I don't believe the Gospel today is the same as what jesus PBUH preached. Historians have all said it's been changed, and there are so many errors and mistakes that i simply refuse to accept someone as perfect as a messenger like Jesus PBUH can make such mistakes. I believe it's been changed, i urge you to also read this http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Bible/
Now although it's been changed, there may howveer still contain in it some parts that are true, such as prophecies that can come true. But the prophecies made that have not come true (See above) well i don't believe that came from jesus PBUH
If you believe Jesus was given revelation from god...why don't you follow what he teaches you.
A couple of things to say on this
Number one i am
following what he teaches. Thing is i can't say for sure what he has said in the Bible is entirely what he actually said, see the link i provided above, the Bible is unreliable, no longer the same, so i don't know for sure what he taught. Now when it comes to heaven/hell you need to be sure this is exactly what the proiphet used to do. Now with Islam we have authentic narrations of the Prophet PBUH showing us how to live our lives, and we knowe the Quran is the same as it was when it was revealed, can you say the same about the Bible, does the original language armaic even exist anymore? Now all the Porphets were similar, and by folloiwng Muhammed PBUH i am following Jesus PBUH. You see we believe when Jesus PBUH returns, he will live under the shariuah and laws of Proiphet Muhammed PBUH, so he'll pary 5 tiumes a day, fast, do hajj etc
Secondly the laws of previous prophets were only meant for that period and that time. You'll see in the Bible Jesus PBUH saying i have only been sent to lost sheep of israel, he doesn't say the whole world. Now if you analyse their miracles that they performed, it can only apply to the people at that time, that is the disciples saw the mjiracles, and obviously believed, but how can someone today believe in that, we need to see it for ourselves. This is the case with all other prophets PBUH aswell, their miracles were time limited, only applicable to their people. If you look at Muhammed PBUH, since he's come for the rest of time, he needs a universal miracle, and that is the Qur'an. The Quran is the same as it was back in prophet Muhammed PBUH's time,contains clear distinct prophecies, has unmatched poetry, and also contains many scientific facts only recently discovered.You should see the thread also on Prove Quran is god's word, where word repititions is talked about. So since i live in prophet Muhammeds time, i have to folloow his laws, it replaces laws of previous prophets PBUT
He came to set us free, not to give us more rules to live under.
See thats the way you see it, i and hundreds and thousands of other muslims see our way as freedom, as it is the best way since it's come from God. You see people reverting everyday because of this freedom
Now, talking about prophecies, what about the Prophecy jesus PBUH makes about Muhammed PBUH
and also read this other prophecy Jesus PBUh himself makes, it's taken from www.irf.net
in the christianity section in comparitive religion
1. John chapter 14 verse 16:
"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever."
2. Gospel of John chapter 15 verse 26:
"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which
proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me."
3.Gospel of John chapter 16 verse 7:
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not
come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you".
"Ahmed" or "Muhammad" meaning "the one who praises" or "the praised one" is almost the translation of the
Greek word Periclytos. In the Gospel of John 14:16, 15:26, and 16:7. The word 'Comforter' is used in the English translation for the Greek word Paracletos which means advocate or a kind friend rather than a comforter.
Paracletos is the warped reading for Periclytos. Jesus (pbuh) actually prophesised Ahmed by name. Even the
Greek word Paraclete refers to the Prophet (pbuh) who is a mercy for all creatures.
Some Christians say that the Comforter mentioned in these prophecies refers to the Holy Sprit. They fail to realise
that the prophecy clearly says that only if Jesus (pbuh) departs will the Comforter come. The Bible states that the
Holy Spirit was already present on earth before and during the time of Jesus (pbuh), in the womb of Elizabeth, and again when Jesus (pbuh) was being baptised, etc. Hence this prophecy refers to none other than Prophet
4.Gospel of John chapter 16 verse 12-14:
"I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is
come, he will guide you unto all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me".
The Sprit of Truth, spoken about in this prophecy referes to none other than Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
NOTE: All quotations of the Bible are taken from the King James Version.
Again sorry for long reply