Submitted by jeffreyb (United States), Mar 4, 2006 at 01:02I'm not sure what you're asking me, or who those false prophets were, but I can assure you it wasn't Matthew or Mark of the Gospels... I don't recall any false prophets specifically named in the Bible but rather their characteristics were described so we would be able to recognize them when they came... Mohammed does not fit those descriptions...
You ask where do they get their powers... Satan has powers too, but only if God allows it...
Yea... I know... There's no satan right? Ephesians 2:1-2 says otherwise:
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
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This is from the King James version and other versions are the same...
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, 'like unto me'; unto him ye shall hearken;
I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, 'like unto thee', and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
First off, you'll notice these are two separate verses contained within two separate paragraphs... While some might say they both refer to Jesus, I beg to differ... The first Prophet will be 'like unto me'... Clearly He was talking about Jesus as Jesus was the only Prophet who was born of a divine nature... The second Prophet will be 'like unto thee'... Clearly He was talking about Mohammed as he was of human origin and God did put His words in his mouth...
You asked what Christians are afraid of... We have completely removed satan and hell from thought and reinterpreted the Bible accordingly, and now the Qur'an is a terrible reminder of that... As the Bible predicted and as the Qur'an confirmed...
The Bible and the Qur'an ARE both from the one and only true God... ;)
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