I have a cousin who preaches about God. He is a JW. He goes through life considering himself a great theologian. Everyone else is an idiot. He observes people without being truly involved then pontificates. He also writes about God prolifically. He has a small band of followers- his family. What is his mission?
Joseph Smith was a prophet. He had visions and dreams, tablets, information unknown to the rest world, secret messages, etc. In the Church we call this a sign of satanic possession, especially the part about mysterious secret knowledge. He started a whole new religion complete with a book to compete with the Bible.
What was the mission of Ami Semple MacPherson? She was a prophet. Went about preaching on God. Stuck balloons under the shirts of people to look like fatal tumors and popped them during revival shows to prove a cure. What was her mission?
David Koresh was a prophet. What was his mission? Who knows? He just got everybody killed.
My next door neighbor is a prophet. He knows exactly what we are doing wrong to displease God and can cite the Bible chapter and verse. What’s his mission?
Jack Chick is a prophet. He knows Catholics are going to the bad place. What’s his mission?
Our mayor is a prophet. And a catholic one at that. Unfortunately her “conscience” does not allow her to agree with the Church on most things. God wants her to be mayor- she told me so. What is her mission? She pushed hard for petunias in buckets on main street.
Our president is a prophet. Can’t stop talking about God. What is his mission?
False prophets abound.
During the time of Christ’s ministry on earth, there were literally hundreds of messiahs running around. What was their mission?
You ask us what is the mission of a guy who comes from no where and begins preaching about God and claiming to be a prophet of God etc. According to Jesus his mission is to snatch the sheep and we should beware.
My cousin- I think his mission is to avoid doing any work, therefore he can talk about God all day.
Muhammad is your prophet. Who do you say he is? Why ask us?
I think we have a false premise here. Preaching about God does not make one a Man of God. Muhammed preached things that contradict my Faith-the faith founded by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Muhammed even denies the divinity of Christ. Because of that alone he can only be considered a false prophet-and history is littered with false prophets.
His true mission was to manipulate people for the sake of self empowerment. He wanted power and pretending to be a prophet got him power. Muhammed paints God as a male with a giant ego which is not possible. He paints heaven as a giant sex party which is not possible. I think he did a great job as far as convincing people goes.
Can we please skip the judgement and just focus on the topic? I am sure many of the posters here can open their own threads about how bad Islam , Muhammed & Allah are . I am just asking here about the reasons he preached about God.
Why? What is the significance of preaching God? Running off at the mouth all day about God is not necessarily a good thing, and also does not necessarily denote that the speaker knows what he is talking about. Muhammad probably did what he did for exactly the same reason Jack Chick did what he did and Joseph Smith did dwhat he did and John Hagee did what he did and so on and so on. What is the point of your question?
Like any heresiarch, he was trying to improve upon the status quo–in this case the Christianity he came upon. His approach to this improvement was to simplify things–to eliminate the doctrines that were difficult to understand. His primary changes were to throw out the doctrine of the Incarnation, and thereby the Trinity, the Crucifixion and tha paradox that good comes from suffering, and the sacraments and hiearchy. Of course, as we can see, like any heresy, Islam ended up a lesser, imperfect, version of what was already there. By removing the things he did for simplicity, Muhammed removed all the divine mysteries–he made the infinite, incomprehensible God completely comprehensible. He also removed the avenues by which man truly and intimately encounters God–through the Incarntion and sacraments. In this way, the Muslim concept of God is more distant and impersonal. The spousal and familial relationships are not possible to the same extent.
Qualifier: I have very little knowledge of the religion of Islam.
Having said that, my understanding of Muhammed’s mission, the reason he preached about God, is that we got the first message (God’s revelation) wrong, either we simply misunderstood God’s message; mistakenly understood Jesus to be more then just a prophet and got off on the wrong foot or because of our sinful nature we corrupted the message. Or God didn’t do a good enough job with His revelation the first time around so He tried again.
Am watching right now on a Christian Egyptian Channel about a guy ( did not pay attention to his name) teaching about God. He says sex is the best way to reach God. One must not go to temple or Church or any worship place but go have sex with whoever you want even without marriage…well in a nutshell.
This is a guy teaching about God:rolleyes: why did he link it to God? why preaching about God? well cud be cuz :
1- he is using God to condone his teachings
2- he’s just giving his own opinion cuz he thought others did not know God fully or maybe corrupted the scriptures
3- he is demon-possessed. It is satan talking in him
4- he is nutcase pervert.
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