ANGELS AND JESUS

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Asking the Question: IF ANGELS ARE GODS CREATION AND MESSENGERS OF GOD THEN HOW COME GABRIEL IN THE QORAN NEVER REVEALED JESUS BIRTH AND TOLD OF HIM AS THEIR CREATOR…. AS DOES THE BIBLE

Jesus God in the flesh, Proper deity, Perfect humanity, single personality. the message of the prophets angels and apostles of the scriptures. (1 Timothy 3;16) (Isaiah 9;6,7)

He was more than God and man, that would suggest he is two persons, As man that he revealed God. He was more than a spirit filled man, he was the spirit, in flesh.

Luther said, “he ate drank, slept worked, was weary sorrowful, rejoicing,; he wept he laughed; he knew hunger and thirst and sweat; he talked he toiled, he prayed. To sum cup, he used everything for the need and preservation this life. He wrought and suffered like any other man save that he was without sin; otherwise he mingled good and evil, things like anyone else, so that there was no difference between him and other men, save only this thatch was GOD and had no sin”

GOD IS SPIRIT.

Spirit is invisible.

It shows the folly of the papists who worship him by pictures and images (Thomas Watson). As a spirit what image would you like him too? three persons? If God be spirit and he is then who does he resemble. It is clear in scripture than man was made ins image. Note it does not say God was like man. How can there be any resemblance Isiah 11;18 “to whom then would you liken God or what likeness would you compare unto him?”

How would you recognise him if he came? How would you know that the true God that was presented to you was a true representative of God, Many have come as a Messiah, Many have come a false prophets, Many have come claiming to be a Savior, a god!

The angels are ministering spirits, how would we know they are who they say they are how would we know they are what they claim to be, there are false angels and there are true angels, angels, angels do not represent the person but their office, as ministering spirits. They are made with wings, man has no wings, so they are lesser than man.

Islamics claim Gabriel came to Mohammad and gave him the Quran, yet yet under our assessment above, angels are lower than man, Jesus must therefore be higher than Gabriel the angel, and his word of more authority and accuracy. What Jesus says Is therefore of greater significance than Gabriel or any other angel.

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. (Hebrews 1;1-4).

The final prophet is Jesus! there is no prophet to come after him.

Let all the angels of God worship him (Jesus) (Hebrews 1;6). For to which of the angels did he say you are my son today I have begotten thee? (Hebrews 1;5)

The question then must be asked if angels are lower than man then how come Gabriel is placed above Jesus? The the Christian Jesus is higher than angels. Jesus is the true messenger and angels are his witnesses.

How can angels be greater than their maker who is the father of all spirits. (Psalm 148;2,3; Nehemiah 9:6). by claiming he gave Muhammad the words of God, is in direct conflict with the message the angels gave of Jesus.

  1. The angel confirms that the spirit of God would come over her (as a virgin) and she would conceIve and bear a son

  2. The angel refers to the child as “the son of the Most High” and “the Son of God”.

  3. The angel also says “The Lord will give him the throne of his father David”. It was expected that the Messiah would be from King David’s family line.

  4. The angel says of Jesus “his kingdom will never end”. In the Old Testament, this promise was made to King David. Jesus’ kingdom, however, will be more than just a political or geographical area. It will be a spiritual kingdom. (Luke 1:26-38).

So did Gabriel give one message to Mohammed and another to Mary? HOW COME TWO DIFFERENT GOSPEL COME FROM HIM? one revealing Jesus and one revealing Mohammed. No angel in the scriptures revealed the Quran or Mohammed as the final prophet. Further we know that Gabriel that expounded to Daniel and gave him understanding of things to come and expounded to him the course of gentile history (Daniel 8:16-27; 9:21). It was Gabriel who revealed to Zacharias that he was to be father fo John, the forerunner of Christ (Luke 1;19).

It was Gabriel that revealed to Mary that she was to be the virgin mother of the Savior of mankind ( Luke 1;26-35). Nowhere does it tells in scripture that  there is another God and another prophet greater than Jesus. Nowhere! So how can we discern the true Gabriel and the real message that he gave.

Gabriel and Revelation

He Jibril (Gabriel) evealed Allah’s words (the Qur’an) to Muhammad on the Night of Power so he is known as the Angel of Revelation. He played a vital role in communicating the final version of Islam to humanity.In the book of Revelation, which was given by an angel (v1) upon inspection we find that the angel was the angel of the Lord. the Lord himself. The pulpit commentary states: “…It means the revelation which Jesus Christ makes, not that which reveals him. John is the writer, Jesus Christ the Author, of the book. Revelation (απόκαλυψις) is a word reserved for the gospel; no Old Testament prophecy is called a revelation (contrast 1 Samuel 20:30). It means the unveiling of Divine mysteries (Ephesians 3:3), and from this it easily slips into meaning the mystery unveiled. Christ is both the Mystery and the Revealer of it. He comes to reveal himself..”

it is interesting to note that Angels (malaikah) are important because in Islam God’s greatness means that he cannot communicate directly with humans. but in the bible there are many times the angel of the Lord came and visited the prophets.

Further if the greatness of God forbids him communicating with man then that would be to a muslim another reason to deny the incarnation and our salvation. So we can see it is vital in the Christian faith that God comes to us as man in order to communicate himself to us, his will, love and person.

How can we then know and see God?

The answer is found in scripture.

Let all the angels of God worship him (Jesus) (Hebrews1;6). For to which of the angels did he say you are my son today I have begotten thee? (Hebrews 1;5) So He became as far superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is excellent beyond theirs. “5For to which of the angels did God ever say: “You are My Son; today I have become Your Father”c? Or again: “I will be His Father, and He will be My Son”d?

6And again, when God brings His firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all God’s angels worship Him.”e 7Now about the angels He says: “He makes His angels winds,His servants flames of fire.”f 8But about the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever, and justice is the scepter of Your kingdom.9You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You above Your companions with the oil of joy.”g 10And: “In the beginning, O Lord, You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. (Hebrews 1;4-11).

Christ hath revealed him and we know that Christ is the true god because of the many witnesses, including angelic witnesses that claim so.

Angels announce his birthAngels bow before himAngels are God’s ministers (Psalm 103;21;Angels praise his name ( Psalm 148;2)Angels praise Jesus around the throne (Revelation 5;11)

So, angels are spirit beings, they cast be comprehended by human characterises as men have. Gill in his commentary suggests, the angels are of spiritual nature and compunded of parts as bodies are; and yet they are not so simple and compounded as God is, who is a spirit. In comparison with him they appear nearer to bodies. Wherefore Tertullian and some other of the fathers asserted them to be corporeal, though with respect to bodies they are incorporeal;” How would we then know if we were worshipping angels and not the true and loving God. By the very fact that they worship God, their creator and reveal him Jesus to us.

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