Elijah was to descend from the heavens with his chariot before coming of Jesus
July 13, 2008 at 1:44 am
Admittedly I know very little of your particular brand of Islam, paarsurrey, but that doesn’t keep me from saying it is a false religion, for any sect led by a man called the Promised Messiah, who isn’t Jesus of Nazareth, goes against the Bible which I believe to be God’s Word. It seems that you, in typical Islamic fashion, pick and choose which scriptures of the Bible to believe. Would you say that anything that contradicts your assumptions, fo example the scriptures TJ pointed out speak of Christ’s literal death, are simply evidence of corruption? That’s the current mainstream Muslim apologetic approach. Perhaps yours is different.
Anyway, we appreciate this dialogue. As TJ said, perhaps we’ll post on this topic soon. Thank you.
July 13, 2008 at 10:19 am
I appreciate your comments. You know that Jesus used to talk in parables; hence in my opinion those who wan to take his Second Coming as physical and literal don’t understand him and his person fully. Perhaps they are the ones who take things arbitrarily; especially the things he had himself explained.
Jews believed in the Second Coming of Elijah before advent of Jesus; and one should not forget that Jesus and Mary were Jews and the were followers of Moses. Elijaj was the person who went to skies alongwith his Chariot and horses to skies; the Jews believed in this. Jews waited for the descent of Elijah from the skies before Jesus’ arrival. They asked this question from Jesus and he replied that John the Baptist was the Elijah; of course not physically and literally, but metaphorically.
In this is the reply of Seond Coming of Jesus. I love Jesus and therefore I would side with Jesus instead of siding with Paul who wanted to take it physically and literally. Paul does not follow Jesus in the guidance Jesus provided in this connection. I don’t think the Christians are correct in believing such mythical concepts. This way they only become irrational whereas Jesus was a rational person.
This is my opinion; one may differ with it but with reasons.
I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim.
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