Monday, 20 November 2017

The King of the Jews

Subject : The KING of the Jews

Posted Date: : 21 Aug 2007, 18:00 on MySpace

King David's WORDS from a Muslim Point of VIEW

Psalms cx: i

" YaHWaH said to My ADON,

   Sit at MY right until I place,

  Thine enemies a footstool under thy feet."


YaHWaH is the eternal, everliving God.

ADON is the Lord of David, the King of the Jews foretold.


Every prophet has foretold his coming.

And he is the ADON that every Jew ever looks for in his coming, in the belief that with him all of their enemies would be vanquished.


When Jesus (as= peace be upon him) came, the Jewish priests asked of him…. "Are you the Lord (Adon) of David?" And Jesus (as) …. (Mathew xxii) … repudiated the Jews by his asking them a question in response to their question… he said: "How could David call him 'My Lord' if he were his son?"


The Christian interpretation of this encounter is a wonder to behold… and we will return to it later. First it is interesting to note some things about our World… that we inhabit.


EINSTEIN's WORLD (not necessary to be read unless you are Christian)


Einstein, isn't it funny how we forget his first given name, Albert? To everyone he is just Einstein, because of how he made science interesting. His theories were the birth of Sci-Fi, a whole genre of AV stimulation. And that's forgetting the very real impact he had on Science.

Anyway it was Einstein who said among other things: "Isn't it a wonder that the we are both able to comprehend the World about us, and that furthermore that the World is comprehensible!"


Of course, I paraphrase because my scholarship can only go so far.
As Allah t'ala (the one God) in the Qur'an says…. "No change will you find in the Sunnat-Allah"… in the ways of God, in the laws of God. That the laws of creation that hold here in myspace, hold too in your living room from whence you might be reading this.


So since this is evident to most of us that the World is comprehensible, even in spite of the incomprehensible acts of me, and it is so because God has ordained that it be so, then wouldn't you think that the same principles would apply to the One Who Created?


If the Creator himself were incomprehensible. Wouldn't His creation be likewise a reflection of that: incomprehensible? 

If the Creator were One, known to be One, then why would He endeavour to shroud his Unity in mystery… in incomprehensibility… and instead dain to apply the principles of comprehensibility to His Creation… the World?

The Qur'an also testifies that God is the ONE who sees all things and yet nothing can see HIM, and that HE is the ONE that comprehends everything and that nothing can truly comprehend HIM. And yet HE is the ONE Creator, like unto no other.


Ali Shariati and the Pillars of Unbelief…


Belief and Unbelief have contradictory characteristics. Unbelief is typically used to keep people oppressed and ignorant. True Belief engenders a love of knowledge, of clarity in words and thought. Unbelief is characterized by complexity, vagaries of ideas that defy to be understood and a lack of clarity. And it is because of these ideas that fail in being understood… that ignorance is cherished, that acceptance of un-understanding flourishes.

God is ONE, the Creator and Originator of the Heavens and the Earth. And HE has begotten no Son!

What the Christians SAY…about the ADON of David


When Jesus (as) was asked …. "Are you the Lord of David?"He replied: "How could David call him 'My Lord' if he were his son?"…

"Jesus says if he is the son of David, how can he be his Lord at the same time? This is a perfect example of the Christian ideal of the human/divine nature of Jesus - 100% man and 100% God. This is the only way that he could be "the son of david, and the lord of david" at the same time."


So the Christians say that in answering the question of the Jews, Jesus (as) evades the question? Doesn't answer it? Or answers it without really answering it? Your guess of what they mean by this is probably better than mine.


What Jesus (as) Said and Did Not Say…Jesus did not say what the Christians assert as their belief.

He was approached by the Jews who were monotheistic, and he denied that he was the LORD of David. He did not espouse the Christian belief, even though he knew that his fellow Jews believed in One God, and if he (as) held a differing view them would he not have corrected them in that erroneous view?


 And even if we accept the Chrisitan interpretation we are still left with the dilemma of who is sitting on the right side of God?
Of course the Christians would purport that God is on the right side of God, in complete incomprehensibility.
Confusing isn't it?


BUT...

What cannot be disputed is the fact that Jesus (as) denied being the Adon (Lord) of David, by his not assenting to it in the direct manner afforded to him by such a direct question. Did he (as) fear the Jewish Priests, but if he were a god how can that be?


 And if we discount the Trinitarian concept then we are still left with the question of why he denied it in such a manner, why so cryptically?

Effectively, he denied both his Kingship and he denied the Kingship of any other Jew… of any other descendant of David. 
No son of David could be the King of David!


Why answer a direct question with another more cryptical question?


The Christians might see evidence of a hidden agenda in such a reply, but the most obvious reason for doing so is that it is a rhetorical question.


Jesus (as) replies as such because he insinuates and repudiates the Jewish priests  for the question because they know the answer full well. They knew that no Jew could be the Lord of David. That no Jew could be the King of the Jews!


So Who is the King of the Jews?

Who is the last messenger sent by God to Mankind?


In the study of the life of our beloved Prophet, Muhammad (saw), we find the similar assertion that the Jews of Medina were in fact awaiting his imminent arrival and knew him better than their own sons. His characteristics were foretold in their books and yet they were bent on denying him.


And this is precisely why Jesus (as) rebukes the Jews with that conundrum, to frighten them into sense.

  

I believe that it is Muhammad (saw) the seal of the Prophets… who fulfilled the prophesy of Zachariah… and came with the true Kingdom of God on this Earth.


That the Jews denied and belied him… is no matter… they denied, belied and tried to kill Jesus (as) the son of Mary, but to no avail. If they study their books… then they should know the truth of Muhammad… and like so many other Jews will have to accept him as their King.


Shafees

I ask my Lord ..the ONE TRUE GOD to forgive me the utterances I have done here in the service of HIS truth.  Ameen.


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