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pt. 2 The Gospel of Barnabas; a Muslim forgery


It is here where we find the greatest attack on the Bible and the most twisted version of history and what was said attributed to Jesus' own mouth.

Chpt 39 Mohammad is the Messenger to come as told to Adam by God

Then God gave his soul to man, while all the holy angels sang: "Blessed be your holy name, O God our Lord." "Adam, having sprung upon his feet, saw in the air a writing that shone like the sun;, which said: "There is only one God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God."

Whereupon Adam opened his mouth and said: "I thank you, O Lord my God, that you have deigned to create me; but tell me. I pray you, what means the message of these words: "Muhammad is Messenger of God. Have there been other men before me?" 'Then said God: "Be you welcome, O my servant Adam. . I tell you that you are the first man whom I have created. And he whom you have seen [mentioned] is your son, who shall come into the world many years hence, and shall be my Messenger, for whom I have created all things; who shall give light to the world when he shall come; whose soul was set in a celestial splendour ;sixty thousand years before I made any. thing."

Adam besought God, saying: "Lord, grant me this writing upon the nails of the fingers of my hands." Then God gave to the first man upon his thumbs that writing; upon the thumb-nail of the right hand it said: "There is only one God;," and upon the thumb-nail of the left it said: "Muhammad is Messenger ;of God." Then with fatherly affection the first man kissed those words, and rubbed his eyes, and said: "Blessed be that day when you shall come to the world."

Chapter 41  angel Michael cuts off the serpents legs drives Satan out of the Garden after he sinned and reminds Adam of Mohammed

“And having called the serpent, God called the angel Michael, who holds the sword of God, [and] said: 'First drive this wicked serpent forth from paradise, and when outside cut off his legs: for if he wants to walk, he must trail his body upon the earth.' Afterwards God called Satan, who came laughing, and he said to him: 'Because you, reprobate, have deceived [Adam and Eve] and have made them unclean, I will that every uncleanness [from] them and [from] all their children - [of which] they shall be truly penitent and shall serve me - in going forth from their body shall enter through your mouth, and so shall you be satiated with uncleanness.'

God hid himself [from Adam and Eve], and the angel Michael drove them forth from paradise. Then, Adam, turning around, saw written above the gate, There is only one God, and Muhammad is Messenger of God.”  

Chpt.42 Jesus states he is not the Messiah- he is the voice crying out in the wilderness (not John the baptizer)  and another is coming, the messenger- he is the Messiah.

Jesus confessed, and said the truth: "I am not the Messiah."

After the disciples ask who he is Then Jesus said: "I am a voice that cries through all Judea, and cries: "Prepare you the way for the messenger of the Lord," even as it is written in Esaias;."

They said: "If you be not the Messiah nor Elijah, or any prophet, wherefore do you preach new doctrine, and make yourself of more account than the Messiah?" Jesus answered: "The miracles which God works by my hands show that I speak that which God wills; nor indeed do I make myself to be accounted as him of whom you speak. For I am not worthy to unloose the ties of the hosen or the ratchets of the shoes of the Messenger of God whom you call "Messiah," who was made before me, and shall come after me, and shall bring the words of truth, so that his faith shall have no end."

Guess who the Messiah is according to this False Barnabas?

chapter (43) tells us he is to be from the lineage of Ishmael

“But the Messenger of God, when he shall come, God shall give to him as it were the seal of his hand, insomuch that he shall carry salvation and mercy to all the nations of the world that shall receive his doctrine.

James answered: "O master, tell us in whom this promise was made; for the Jews say "in Isaac," and the Ishmaelites say "in Ishmael;." Jesus answered: David, whose son was he, and of what lineage?" James answered: "Of Isaac; for Isaac was father of Jacob, and Jacob was father of Judah, of whose lineage is David."

Then Jesus said: "And the Messenger of God when he shall come, of what lineage will he be?" The disciples answered: "Of David." Whereupon Jesus said: "You deceive yourselves; for David in spirit calls him lord, saying thus: God said to my lord, sit you on my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool. God shall send forth your rod which shall have lordship in the midst of your enemies. If the Messenger of God whom you call Messiah were son of David, how should David call him lord? Believe me, for truly I say to you, that the promise was made in Ishmael, not in Isaac."

Chpt 44 States Isaac is not the firstborn9one of the preeminence and the promise) but Ishmael, of the flesh is.

Then spoke God, saying to Abraham: "Take your son, your firstborn Ishmael;, and come up the mountain to sacrifice him." How is Isaac firstborn, if when Isaac was born Ishmael was seven years old? Then said the disciples: "Clear is the deception of our doctors: therefore tell us you the truth, because we know that you are sent from God."

“O blessed time, when he shall come to the world! Believe me that I have seen him and have done. him reverence, even as every prophet has seen him: seeing that of his spirit God gives to them prophecy. And when I saw him my soul was filled with consolation, saying: "O Muhammad;, God be with you, and may he make me worthy to untie, your shoelatchet; for obtaining this I shall be a great prophet and holy one of God." And having said this, Jesus rendered his thanks to God.

Chpt.220 Barnabas is commissioned by Jesus to write and rebukes them for believing he was the son of God, that he was crucified and that

“Jesus answered: 'Believe me, Barnabas, that every sin, however small it be, God punishes with great punishment, seeing that God is offended at sin. Wherefore, since my mother and my faithful disciples that were with me loved me a little with earthly love, the righteous God has willed to punish this love with the present grief, in order that it may not be punished in the flames of hell. And though I have been innocent in the world, since men have called me "God," and "Son of God," God, in order that I be not mocked of the demons on the day of judgment, has willed that I be mocked of men in this world by the death of Judas;, making all men to believe that I died upon the cross. And this mocking shall continue until the advent of Muhammad; the Messenger;of God, who, when he shall come, shall reveal this deception to those who believe in God's Law. Having thus spoken, Jesus said: 'You are just, O Lord our God, because to you only belongs honour and glory without end.”

Chpt.221We have Jesus going to the Mount of Olives with more than the 12 apostles rebukes those who think  he died and resurrected, telling them it is Judas and that Satan deceives them – and this is what they should go and proclaim (nothing).

The third day Jesus said: "Go to the Mount of Olives with my mother, for there I will ascend again to heaven, and you will see who shall bear me up." So they all went there except twenty-five of the seventy-two disciples, who for fear had fled to Damascus.

And he reproved many who believed that he had died and risen again, saying: "Do you hold me and God for liars? I said to you that God has granted to me to live almost to the end of the world. Truly I say to you, I did not die; it was Judas the traitor. Beware, for Satan will make every effort to deceive you. Be my witnesses in Israel, and throughout the world, of all things that you have heard and seen."

Chapter 222  We find a stern warning by Jesus against those that preach what the Bible teaches as truth, calling it false.

“For certain evil men, pretending to be disciples, preached that Jesus died and rose not again. Others preached that he really died, but rose again. Others preached, and yet preach, that Jesus is the Son of God, among whom is Paul deceived. But we - as much as I have written - we preach to those that fear God, that they may be saved in the last day of God's Judgment. Amen.”

This is supposed to be Barnabas that preached the same gospel with Paul?

The author could not be the real Apostle Barnabas who wrote the Gospel of Barnabas. this book makes Jesus constantly deny that he is the Messiah and yet the same book calls Jesus himself the "Christ" (p.2), so it is inconsistent in itself. Now anyone with a basic knowledge of Greek knows that "Christos" is the Greek translation of Messiah (a Hebrew word) and that "Jesus Christ" is an anglicised form of the Greek "Iesous Christos", meaning "Jesus the Messiah". This is internal evidence that the author was not Barnabas who came from Cyprus, where Greek was the common tongue. The real Barnabas would not have made this mistake as to call Jesus the Christ and then deny that he was the Messiah as if they are two different things.

The author of the Gospel of Barnabas has the audacity to apply the testimony of John to Jesus and change Jesus’ testimony to proclaim Muhammad.  The author of the Gospel of Barnabas has tried to make Jesus a herald of the coming of Muhammad in the same manner that John the Baptist heralded the coming of Jesus, having John say of Muhammad what John really said of him!

It becomes obvious that one of the main purposes of this book to establish Muhammad as the Messiah and to subject Jesus to him in dignity and authority.

The idea of the Messiah as an Arab is also found in another chapter of Gospel of Barnabas:

The high priest answered: "This I ask of you, and I do not seek to slay you, wherefore tell us: Who was this son of Abraham?" Jesus answered: "The zeal of your honour, O God, inflames me, and I cannot hold my peace. Truly I say, the son of Abraham was Ishmael, from whom must be descended the Messiah promised to Abraham, that in him should all the tribes of the earth be blessed." Then was the high priest wroth, hearing this, and cried out: "Let us stone this impious fellow, for he is an Ishmaelite, and has spoken blasphemy against Moses and against the Law of God." (chpt 208)

'Then said the priest: "How shall the Messiah be called?" {Jesus answered} "Muhammed is his blessed name" (ch. 97).  Jesus confessed and said the truth: 'I am not the Messiah ... I am indeed sent to the house of Israel as a prophet of salvation; but after me shall come the Messiah'.

Receive Mohammed as the last prophet and Messiah chpt 97

“ seeing that we will write to the sacred Roman senate in such wise that by imperial decree none shall any more call thee God or son of God.'

The priest answered: "After the coming of the Messenger of God shall other prophets come?" Jesus answered: "There shall not come after him true prophets sent by God, but there shall come a great number of false prophets, whereat I sorrow.”

Jesus answered: `There shall not come after him true prophets sent by God, but there shall come a great number of false prophets, whereat I sorrow. For Satan shall raise them up by the just judgement of God, and they shall hide themselves under the pretext of my gospel.'

..Then said the priest: `How shall the Messiah be called, and what sign shall reveal his coming?'

Jesus answered: `The name of the Messiah is admirable, for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul, and placed it in a celestial splendour. God said: "Wait Mohammed; for thy sake I will to create paradise, the world, and a great multitude of creatures, whereof I make thee a present, insomuch that whoso bless thee shall be blessed, and whoso shall curse thee shall be accursed. When I shall send thee into the world I shall send thee as my messenger of salvation, and thy word shall be true, insomuch that heaven and earth shall fail, but thy faith shall never fail." Mohammed is his blessed name.'

Then the crowd lifted up their voices, saying: `O God, send us thy messenger: O Mohammed, come quickly for the salvation of the world!”

  The author of the Gospel of Barnabas could not be the real Apostle Barnabas who wrote the this book. He makes Jesus constantly deny that he is the Messiah and yet the same book calls Jesus himself the "Christ" (p.2). Anyone with a basic knowledge of Greek knows that "Christos" is the Greek translation of Messiah (Hebrew) and that "Jesus Christ" is an anglicised form of the Greek "Iesous Christos", which means "Jesus the Messiah." The evidence is that the author was not Barnabas who came from Cyprus, who Greek as his common tongue. The real Barnabas would not have made this mistake as to call Jesus the Christ and then deny that he was the Messiah!

The person who wrote this tried their best to combine both records He knew enough about Islam to use it to eclipse the Bible. The author of the Gospel of Barnabas took the testimony of John to Jesus in the Bible and changed his testimony of Muhammad.  The author of the Gospel of Barnabas has tried to make Jesus a herald of the coming of Muhammad in the same manner that John the Baptizer heralded the coming of Jesus, he switched Jesus to John to have him speak of Muhammad, which is blasphemous.

No gospel writers write of a messenger coming after Jesus, especially using the name Mohammad. Anyone can write another's name to a document but if its authentic it should be in agreement with the other letters written, all the gospel writers find their roots with the first century, this work does not.

  Christians have rejected The Gospel of Barnabas because its contradicts both the Bible (and also the Qur’an in places). Just like the many Gnostic forgeries that came centuries after, this one comers 1500 years later and has no real connection or substance of the true witness of the God Spirit in it.  It is a pathetic lying attempt to discredit the eyewitnesses with one who never wrote a gospel, Barnabas.



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