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Who is "Parakletos"?
"A more striking point is the similarity between the  divine
mission  given  to  Moses,  Jesus  and  the  Spirit of Truth
(Muhammmad) as bearers of a single thread of Revelation from
God.  By  comparing  Deuteronomy  18:15,  17-19; John 12:49;
16:12-13; and Quran 73:15, one  observes  that  despite  the
thousands   of  years  involved  and  the  disastrous  human
interference in the Bible, the words describing these  three
personalities   are   almost   identical.   Therefore,   the
(original) Torah, Gospel and the Quran have One  Source  and
reveal  the  same Truth, which is Eternal." (Sulayman Shahid
Mufassir, former ordained Christian minister, quoted from).
Bible-thumpers assert that there are more than two  thousand
prophecies  foretelling the coming of the Messiah in the Old
Testament. Evidently, this is a preposterous claim. But,  an
impartial  reader  will find several clear prophecies. Then,
the reader may ask, "What is wrong with Jews? Why don't they
see those plain prophecies in their book?"
Obviously,  this problem is not peculiar to Jews. Whenever a
new messenger comes, the  bigoted  religious  people  reject
them  in  the  name  of  previous  messengers. For instance,
Egyptians rejected Moses by claiming  that  Joseph  was  the
last messenger. Muhammedans reject the Messenger of Covenant
who is prophesied in their holy book (the  Quran  3:81),  by
claiming that  Muhammad  was the last messenger.  Christians
are not different.
                                              "That Prophet"
John 1:19-25 clearly shows that Jews  were  expecting  THREE
different persons.
1. Christ
2. Elijah
3. That Prophet
Jewish leaders interrogated John the Baptist:
Now this was John's testimony when  the  Jews  of  Jerusalem
sent  priests  and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not
fail to  confess,  but  confessed  freely,  "I  am  not  the
They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?
He said, "I am not."
"Are you the Prophet?"
He answered, "No."
After  receiving  three  consecutive  "NO's"  Jewish priests
"Why then do you baptize if you  are  not  the  Christ,  nor
Elijah, neither that Prophet?" (John 1:25).
These  verses  provide  us with undeniable clues that Jewish
people were expecting a "prophet"  besides  Christ.  Indeed,
"That Prophet" has been prophecised in Deuteronomy 18:18. It
is not a surprise that  the  Christian  scholars  are  using
their  famous  synthetic  formula,  in  order  to  hide this
obvious Biblical fact: Christ +  Elijah  +  That  Prophet  =
Jesus.  Trinity in the Trinity!
                                          Another Parakletos
"And  I  will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
Comforter (Parakletos, or Periklytos) that he may abide with
you forever." (John 14:16).
"But  when he, the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you
into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will  speak
only  what  he  hears,  and  he will tell you what is yet to
come." (John 16:13).
Jesus predicted the coming of another prophet. The one whose
coming was foretold by Jesus is mentioned as "Parakletos" or
"Periklytos"  in   Greek   manuscripts.   Parakletos   means
advocate,   comforter,   or   counselor.   Periklytos  means
"admirable one" (in Arabic ahmad). The "spirit"  here,  does
not  mean  other  than human. There are cases where the word
"spirit" is used for humans (2  Thessalonians  2:2;  1  John
Related questions:
1.  Evidently, Jews were expecting three people according
    to the Gospel's narration (John 1:19-25).
    If John was Elijah, Jesus was Christ, then who was
    "that Prophet"?
2.  Is the semantic relation between "Periklytos" and
    "Muhammad" coincidental?

Moslem Questions on Christianity Edip Yuksel P.O. Box 43476, Tucson, AZ 85733-3476 U.S.A. Tel/Fax: (520) 323-7636

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