16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;
17. Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you…
26. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. – John 14: 16-17, 26
Muslims often use these verses to justify that Muhammad was prophesied in the Bible (Qur’an 7:157). They say that the comforter here is Muhammad. Here are the other passages: Deuteronomy 18:18 and John 15:26.
If Muslims truly know the Qur’an and are consistent enough, I don’t think they would ever use these verses to say that it talks about Muhammad as the Comforter.
My points are:
1 – In verse 16, Jesus said:
a/. “I will pray the Father”.
According to Muhammad and the Qur’an, Allah is Father to no one!
b/. “The Comforter may abide with you forever”.
I don’t know if they understand the meaning of the word “forever” or not, but Muhammad definitely didn’t abide/live forever.
2 – In Verse 17, He continues to say about the Comforter:
a/. “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him.”
Muhammad was not a spirit, people knew and saw him.
b/. “He dwells with you, and shall be in you”.
According to Jesus, this Comforter was already there when He spoke to them (with them), but that He (the Comforter) will be IN them.
I don’t think Muhammad was with Jesus’ disciple, let alone being IN them. That would deitify him and Muslims believe that he was not divine.
3 – In Verse 26, Jesus continues to describe the Comforter as:
a/. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost”.
Jesus said that the Comforter is the Holy Spirit.
b/. “The Father will send [the Comforter] in my name”.
Again, Allah according to Muhammad is Father to no one. Also, Jesus said that the Father will send the Comforter in His Name (Jesus). Do Muslims believe that Muhammad was sent in the name of Jesus? I don’t think so!
c/. “He (the Comforter) shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
Here Jesus tells His disciples that the Comforter will teach them all things. But wait, which of Jesus’ disciples was still alive when Muhammad came on the scene? And what message of the true Jesus Muhammad ever preached? Muhammad both denied the crucifixion (Qur’an 4:157) and the Sonship of Jesus (Qur’an 9:29-30).
Oh Muslims, do you know that, by using these verses as prophecies about Muhammad, you are committing the unforgivable sins, and are in danger of eternal damnation? (Mark 3:28-30)
Repent Oh Muslims, maybe that the God of love would give you another chance.