Originally Posted by inJESUS
Patience is indeed a virtue.
I'll explain again. Those prophets were sent to a specific group of people. Thats it. THe final, protected message that is meant for all of mankind is now available at your local bookstore: the Quran.
You dont believe it. thats fine, but dont make illogical statments. please.
Faith, how do you know that the angel that appeared to Mohammed, if indeed an angel did appear to him, was really Gabriel and not a devil?
How do you know that what Mohammed claimed happened was not just a hallucination or just simply made up by him? What actual proof do you have for any of his claims?
Why would God entrust his "Word" as a "private revelation" to a human being in the first place? Why would his "Word" just become a book? No human being can be the "perfect role model" except God himself. The only one who can truly show us the way to holiness and truth is God himself, and that is what he did by by assuming a human body and becoming "a man like us in all things except sin". This is why we believe:
459 The Word became flesh to be our model of holiness
: "Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me". "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.."
On the mountain of the Transfiguration, the Father commands: "Listen to him!" Jesus is the model for the Beatitudes and the norm of the new law: " Love one another as I have loved you." This love implies an effective offering of oneself, after his example.
479 At the time appointed by God, the only Son of the Father, the eternal Word, that is, the Word and substantial image of the Father, became incarnate; without losing his divine nature he has assumed human nature.
480 Jesus Christ is true God and true man, in the unity of his divine person; for this reason he is the one and only mediator between God and men.