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A Leading Taqiyyist Proves that Jesus is God! Pt. 3

Sam Shamoun

Here is my final response where I will now use Williams’ own words to prove that Jesus is his God and Muhammad’s God, as well as the God of all creation.

Notice again what Williams wrote:

“In response: ONLY God is perfect, ONLY God is unable to make mistakes. Human beings by definition are fallible, not perfect. Part of the human condition is that we make ‘mistakes’ (a Biblical term for sin). The Bible teaches that just because we make mistakes it does not mean we cannot be righteous. As Solomon says in Ecclesiastes 7:20:

‘Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.’

“Meaning even righteous people sometimes sin…” (Capital emphasis ours)

Since God alone is perfect and is incapable of committing any mistakes then this means that if the NT teaches that Jesus is absolutely perfect then he must be God. So now let us delve into the biblical witness to see what the inspired Scriptures have to say. Unless stated otherwise, all of the biblical quotations will be taken from the Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible.

To begin with, the Holy Bible teaches that Christ is absolutely sinless and therefore morally perfect:

“He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, AND NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS IN HIM.” John 7:18

Jesus’ claim is astonishing when we realize that this is the same language which the Holy Bible ascribes to Yahweh alone:

“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” Deuteronomy 32:4

“to shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.” Psalm 92:15

“What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. ” Romans 9:14

Other texts which affirm Jesus’ absolute moral purity include the following:

“Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? ” John 8:46

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, YET WITHOUT SIN.” Hebrews 4:15

“who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life… And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: but this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, WHO IS HOLY, HARMLESS, UNDEFILED, SEPARATE FROM SINNERS, AND MADE HIGHER THAN THE HEAVENS; who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.” Hebrews 9:16, 23-28

“how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself WITHOUT SPOT to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Hebrews 9:14

“forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb WITHOUT BLEMISH AND WITHOUT SPOT:” 1 Peter 1:18-19

“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: WHO DID NO SIN, NEITHER WAS GUILE FOUND IN HIS MOUTH: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” 1 Peter 2:21-25

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, EVEN AS HE IS PURE… And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; AND IN HIM IS NO SIN… Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, EVEN AS HE IS RIGHTEOUS. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:2-3, 5, 7-8

Second, Jesus is said to be the Holy and Righteous/Just One:

“And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.” Mark 1:23-24

“But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed THE AUTHOR OF LIFE, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.” Acts 3:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV)

“Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:” Acts 7:52

“And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.” Acts 22:14

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. ” 1 John 2:1-2

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith HE THAT IS HOLY, HE THAT IS TRUE, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; ” Revelation 3:7

These are titles which even Islam says are names and characteristics which belong to Allah:

The Divine Names Related to Perfection

As-Subbûh, Al-Quddûs: The All-Perfect, Utterly Pure

Subbuh is from Subhan, which is glorification and tanzih, disconnecting and elevating Him above any others. He is All-Perfect, All-Pure, All Glorious, far removed from everything evil and imperfect.

Quddus means pure (tahir, munazzah), pure and free of any imperfection. He is far removed from every imperfection or impurity or from anything that would detract from His glory, and disconnected from every description perceived by the senses and thought, All-Holy, All-Pure, All-Perfect.

Some say Subbuh denies imperfection and Quddus affirms perfection.

Al-Quddus is one of the Ninety-Nine Names…

The Divine Names Related to Justice

Al’Adl, Al-’Âdil: The Just

The Just and Equitable. He whom desire does not cause to incline or decline so that He should deviate from the right course in judgement.

Al-’Adl is one of the Ninety-Nine Names. (Aisha Bewley, Divine Names)


5. Al-Quddus

The Most Holy…

30. Al-’Adl

The Utterly Just (Gibril F. Haddad, Allah’s Names and Attributes)

The Quran itself labels Allah as “the Holy One” in two places:

He is Allah, than Whom there is no other Allah, the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One, Peace, the Keeper of Faith, the Guardian, the Majestic, the Compeller, the Superb. Glorified be Allah from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him). S. 59:23 Pickthall

All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah, the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One, the Mighty, the Wise. S. 62:1 Pickthall

Third, Jesus plainly says that he is only able to do whatever the Father does, and can do everything that the Father does:

“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, THE SON CAN DO NOTHING OF HIMSELF, BUT WHAT HE SEETH THE FATHER DO: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. ” John 5:19-21

He says basically the same thing about the Holy Spirit:

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into 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. ” John 16:13

Therefore, since the Father cannot sin and can never be mistaken this means that neither Jesus nor the Holy Spirit can ever sin or be mistaken either.

This is why Jesus can say that he always does what is pleasing to the Father, something that no human being can ever say, especially Muhammad:

“And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; FOR I DO ALWAYS THOSE THINGS THAT PLEASE HIM.” John 8:29

Even the Father himself bears witness that Jesus is his beloved Son with whom he is well pleased:

“And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: and there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED.” Mark 1:9-11

In light of the foregoing Williams is now left with no choice but to admit that according to the NT writings Jesus must be God in the flesh (though not the Father or the Holy Spirit) since this is the necessary conclusion of his own statements. Note how this works out logically:

A. Only God doesn’t sin and is unable to make a mistake.

B. Jesus never sinned or made a mistake according to the very same Holy Bible that Williams appealed to in order to make his point.

C. Therefore, Jesus is God who became a flesh and blood human being for our redemption.

There is simply no way around this for Williams.

We therefore want to personally thank Williams for helping us prove that Jesus is the God of all flesh, including Muhammad.

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