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Luke Chapter 19

The words of Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in red.

19:10 "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
19:11 As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested.
19:12 He said therefore: "a certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
19:13 And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds and said to them: Trade till I come.
19:14 But his citizens hated him and they sent an delegation after him, saying: 'We will not have this man to reign over us.'
19:15 And it came to pass that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading,
19:16 And the first came saying: 'Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.'
19:17 And he said to him: 'Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities.'
19:18 And the second came, saying: 'Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.'
19:19 And he said to him: 'Be thou also over five cities.'
19:20 And another came, saying: ' Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin.
19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what thou didst not lay down: and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow.'
19:22 He saith to him: 'Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down and reaping that which I did not sow.
19:23 And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have exacted it with usury?'
19:24 And he said to them that stood by: 'Take the pound away from him and give it to him that hath ten pounds.'
19:25 And they said to him: 'Lord, he hath ten pounds.'
19:26 But I say to you that to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him.
19:27 But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither and slay them in my presence."
19:28 And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.
19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethania, unto the mount called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,
19:30 Saying: "Go into the town which is over against you, at your entering into which you shall find the colt of an ass tied, on which no man ever hath sitten: loose it and bring it.
19:31 And if any man shall ask you: 'Why are you loosing it?' You shall say thus unto him: Because the Lord hath need of it.' "
19:32 And they that were sent went their way and found the colt standing, as he said unto them.
19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them: "Why are you loosing it?
19:34 But they said: "Because the Lord has need of it."
19:35 And they brought it to Jesus. And casting their cloaks over the colt, they set Jesus on it.
19:36 And as he went, they spread their cloaks upon the road.
19:37 And when he was drawing near, being now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole company of his disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with a loud voice, for all the miracles that they had seen,
19:38 Saying: "Blessed is he who comes as king, in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
19:39 And some of the Pharisees, from the crowds, said to him: "Master, rebuke thy disciples."
19:40 He said to them: "I tell you that if these keep silence, the stones will cry out."
19:41 And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying:
19:42 "If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes.
19:43 For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every side,
19:44 And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee. And they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation."
19:45 And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein and them that bought.
19:46 Saying to them: "It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves."
19:47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy him.
19:48 And they found not what to do to him: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

The Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Thessalonians

The day of the Lord is not to come till the man of sin be revealed. The apostle's teachings are to be observed.

2:1 And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and of our gathering together unto him:
2:2 That you be not easily moved from your sense nor be terrified, neither by spirit nor by word nor by epistle. as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand.

Chap. 2. Ver. 2. Spirit . . . utterance. . . letter indicate three possible sources of their belief that the parousia is imminent. Spirit refers to some falsely claimed revelation, utterance may be a statement of Paul’s which was misunderstood, or wrongly attributed to him, the letter seems to be one forged in Paul’s name.

2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition

Ver. 3. . . The parousia must be preceded by a great apostasy, i.e., a great religious revolt, and the advent of the man of sin, i.e., Antichrist. Son of perdition, one entirely deserving of eternal punishment.

Ver. 3. The day of the Lord will not come. These words have been inserted to complete the sentence, which in the original is elliptical. The expanded reads "Let no man deceive you by any means: for the day of the Lord will not come unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition"

2:4 Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.

Ver. 4. In the temple, that of Apostate Jerusalem which the full consensus of the Church Fathers declare he will rebuild - i.e. the Temple of Remphan; and in the Apostate shell of the former Christian church, which he perverts to his own worship: as the Freemasons have done to the Vatican.

Ver. 4. Antichrist will be characterized by great impiety and pride. He sits in the temple of God, etc. He will aspire to be treated as God and proclaim that he is really God.

2:5 Remember you not that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2:6 And now you know what restrains him, that he may be revealed in his proper time.

Ver. 6. What restrains him. The Thessalonians knew the obstacle. We also know that it is Jesus Christ.

2:7 For the mystery of iniquity is already at work: only that he who is at present restraining it, does still restrain, until he is gotten out of the way.

Ver. 7. Mystery of iniquity, the evil power of Satan’s threefold prevarication and total Apostasy from God, of which Antichrist is to be the public exponent and champion. He who is at present restraining it. The obstacle is now spoken of as a person. Some point out that Michael the archangel and his heavenly army are obstacles, and this is true, which now prevent the appearance of Antichrist – but the primary obstacle is, as St. Justin Martyr teaches: Jesus Christ Himself; when the great Apostasy is complete, then in effect, Christ is “gotten out of the way.”

2:8 And then that wicked one shall be revealed: whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: him

Ver. 8. When Christ appears in glory, He will inflict defeat and death on Antichrist by a mere word of command.
2:9 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders:

Ver. 9 – 10. By the aid of Satan Antichrist will perform prodigies which men will falsely regard as miracles, and by means of which they will be led to adopt sinful practices.

2:10 And with all wicked deception to those who are perishing. For they have not received the love of truth that they might be saved.
2:11 Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

Ver. 11. God shall send. . .That is God shall suffer them to be deceived by lying wonders, and false miracles, in punishment of their not entertaining the love of truth.
Ver. 11. 'God sends.' God will allow their willful rejection of truth to have its natural results of spiritual blindness, impenitence and damnation. A misleading influence, or, “a delusion.” The operation of error - the Greek reads: "energian planes" or literally the energy of delusion, which is exactly and actually the fallen spirits of the devils and demons conjured by pagan religion, especially by idolatry. NOW, currently, the Assisi delusion of the Apostates, Ratzinger and Wojtyla and many others present with them, is a very real and prime example. To give oneself over to this is to invite utter and complete damnation of oneself by God.
2:12 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity.

2:13 But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God, for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit and faith of the truth:
Ver. 13. First-fruits, i.e., earliest believers in the gospel. Some manuscripts read: “from the beginning.” That is, God called them from all eternity.
2:14 Whereunto also he hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the teachings, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.
Ver. 15. Teachings, i.e., his teachings whether given orally or in writing. Concerning Apostolic teaching – the oral is included in the written at the point we have the whole New Testament complete, i.e. with the completion of St. John’s Gospel.
2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope in grace,

2:17 Exhort your hearts and confirm you in every good work and word.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

The Final Trial: The True Story of the Life and Death of Al-Khidr | Faith in Allah الإيمان بالله

The Final Trial: The True Story of the Life and Death of Al-Khidr | Faith in Allah الإيمان بالله

It is important to note that a proper Qur'anic view allows only The Risen Messiah, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Elijah and Enoch as alive today from ages past. See below for the reasoning that destroys the Immortality myth of Al-Khidr, as it should be destroyed. The Sufi view of Al-Khidr that is referred to below is nothing but Osiria-Mesopotamian pagan myth with occultic East Indian overtones. It is rife with magic and is totally wrong.

The True Story of the Life and Death of Al-Khidr | Faith in Allah الإيمان بالله

The True Story of the Life and Death of Al-Khidr

 | November 13, 2011 Reply

Answered by Dr. Salah Al-Sawy at AMJA Online
What is the correct view regarding the life of Al-Khidr and his death? Some Sufis claim that he is a part of their spiritual chain™.
In the name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. All praise is due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions, and those loyal to him.
The Ahadith that mention Al-Khidr and his life are all fabricated, as there is not even one single authentic narration from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم about him. The “proof” that people transmit are only tales and stories of some men claiming to have seen him, so what a wonder! Is there any sign by which these men can claim to have recognized him? Most of those people are fooled when one tells them, “I am Al-Khidr,” and it is known that such news cannot be taken unless there is a proof from Allah about it. So how would someone who sees him be sure that this person is not lying?!?
The correct view is that Al-Khidr passed away, and the textual evidences from the Qur’an and the Sunnah have explicitly stated so, in addition to the consensus of scholars and verifiers, not to mention that such fact can be known through common sense. The Qur’an says:
 وَمَا جَعَلْنَا لِبَشَرٍ مِّن قَبْلِكَ الْخُلْدَ ۖ أَفَإِن مِّتَّ فَهُمُ الْخَالِدُونَ
And We did not grant to any man before you eternity [on earth]; so if you die – would they be eternal?
[Surah Al-Anbiya 21:34]
And if Al-Khidr were still alive, he would surely be immortal. As from the Sunnah, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
Indeed, one hundred years after this night, none of the people who are on the face of the earth will still be alive.
[The Hadith is agreed upon]
And in Sahih Muslim from the narration of Jabir bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said a few moments before his death:
No living soul (living today) shall be alive one hundred years from now.
Also, Jabir رضي الله عنه reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
By the One in Whose hands is my soul, if Moses was still alive, he would have followed me.
So how would Al-Khidr be alive and not pray behind the Prophet, join the Friday prayer and fight with him? As for the agreement of verifiers and scholars – May Allah bestow His mercy upon them – many trustworthy scholars have reported this fact. Imam Bukhari was asked whether Al-Khidr and Ilyas are still alive. He said: How would that be possible when the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
No living soul (living today) shall be alive one hundred years from now.
And Ibrahim Al-Harbi was asked about the immortality of Al-Khidr, so he replied, “Whoever talks about a person who is absent, then he is not fair, and if one stands among people and claims to be Al-Khidr, then he is indeed a devil!”
Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah was asked about him and answered:
If he was alive, it would be obligatory upon him to come to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and fight with him and learn from him. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said during the Battle of Badr:
O Allah, if this group of Muslims is defeated today, no one will be left to worship you.
And it is known that they were 313, whose names and the names of their fathers and tribes are known. So where was Al-Khidr then?
He then said, “Ibrahim bin Ishaq Al-Harbi and Abul Husain bin Al-Munadi, the great scholars, stated that he was dead.”
As for common sense and logic, if he was alive, it is obvious that fighting disbelievers, and attending prayers in the Masjid, attending the Friday prayer and teaching people is much better than travelling in isolated deserts! In fact, this would be a form of insult and shame, mind alone that if it is taken to be true that a man lives until the end of days from the moment he was born before the time of Noah, he would be a great sign and a miracle that the Qur’an would have mentioned, and Allah has already mentioned the story of a man who lived 950 years and made him a sign to ponder upon, so how would it be about someone who is immortal? That is why some people of knowledge said the man who claims to be Al-Khidr and that he is alive must be a devil.
In conclusion, he passed away just like all those who passed away before, and all that is mentioned about his life are fabrications and lies. And Allah, the Most High, knows best.

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