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Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Sep 18, 2006 at 15:07

Infidel you said the following:

Peter is explaining that Moses prophesied that God would raise up another prophet like unto Moses, and indeed he did, His name was Jesus.

Infidel I don't agree with you that Jesus fulfill the prophecy about the prophet like Moses (pbuh) and here are my reasons:

Jesus was the messiah of the Jews. John the Baptist didn't even know who he was:

2When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?" (Matthew 11:2-3)

The above verses are saying that John the Baptist sends his disciples to ask Jesus if he were the Christ, so has you can see that the Messiah and the prophet like Moses are to be fulfilled by two different people. Jesus was the messiah, so he cannot fulfil the prophecy of the prophet like Moses.

In John 1:21 John the Baptist is asked who he is:

19Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. 21They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?"
He said, "I am not."
"Are you the Prophet?"
He answered, "No." (John 1:19-21)

Has you can see John was asked three separate questions and not two questions. Has you can see Jesus cannot fulfil both the messiah and the prophet like Moses roles together. The prophet like Moses would bring a new law Jesus did not do that because in Matthew 5:17 Jesus says this:

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. (Matthew 5:17)

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) came to give a new law and fulfill the prophecy of the prophet like Moses (pbuh)

Sohail

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