[quote=“TomMartin, post:54, topic:451994, full:true”]
Hi. Thanks for your reply.
I don’t see how Jibreel could mean God’s wind. My Arabic-English dictionary has just one word for ‘wind’, which is rih, which looks cognate to Hebrew ruah. The Concise Encyclopedia or Islam introduces the article about him this way: Gabriel (Ar. Jabra’eel or Jibreel, “God’s Mighty One”).
Good point. But, the Quran says this:
“And (remember) her who guarded her chastity: We breathed into her of Our Spirit, and We made her and her son a sign for all peoples.”
— Qur’an, sura 21 (Al-Anbiya), ayat 91 
Now, when I was studying Islam, Al Ruah or Our Spirit, was identified as Jibril. It was explained to me that Allah is one and indivisible. Therefore it is a sin to believe that He could send His Spirit into Mary. Thus, Jibril means “God’s breath” or “God’s wind”.
As proof that this is so, here’s a wiki for you:
As interpreted to refer to the Archangel Gabriel
In the view of Muslims the term Ruh al-Qudus refers to the Archangel Gabriel (referred to as Jibral, Jibrīl, Jibrael, 'Džibril, Jabrilæ, Cebrail or Jibrail (جبريل, جبرائيل, [dʒibræːʔiːl], [dʒibrɛ̈ʔiːl], or [dʒibriːl]) in Islam), the archangel who, according to the Qur’an, was assigned by God to reveal the Qur’an to the prophet Muhammad. He is also the angel who delivered the Annunciation to Mary.
So clearly that encyclopedia believes that it is Gabriel…
True. But they also claim to worship the same God.
Is that in the Quran? The reason I ask, is because the Muslims are people of the Book. The Quran is the Book. If that isn’t in the Quran, then no one needs to believe it.
- Mary made no claims for herself.
- Yet, Jesus Christ is the proof that her gifts from God were all true.
But it didn’t lead him to the conclusion that it should have. Therefore, he is accursed:
Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
[quote]Personally I think that if God sent Jesus to do signs and miracles,…
Now you’re just changing the topic. Anytime you want to discuss those anti-Chrisitan ideas, start a thread. If I see it, I’ll provide my explanation.