Islam teaches that the Qur'an is the final revelation from God. Before the Qur'an was created by Islam, Muslims believe that God spoke through the prophets of the Bible as well as non-biblical prophets. So Islam accepts the Bible but Muslims declare that the Bible was changed. The Muslim belief (without proof) that the Bible is corrupt has already been discussed on an earlier page. It is not credible based on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The research herein shows that Islam does not appear to have received its message from God based on the Einstein Method. However, the Einstein Method supports that the Christian faith is highly credible. It is important that we look into how Christianity is different from other religions.
To begin, religion is best defined as a humankind's search to find God. This sets up limits that appear to be impossible to overcome. Below are two examples of why this is impossible or not credible:
- Humans are limited to the natural world. Humans have attempted to probe beyond the natural realm into the supernatural realm to learn spiritual truth. Even if this could be done, how would we know we had found the truth about God?
- Another limit is that each human lives in a subjective world. This leads to great differences in spiritual beliefs. To support this viewpoint, everyone acknowledges that there are large differences (variation) between all religions on earth.
How can anyone absolutely know God?
There is only one absolute way of knowing God. The Creator would have to reveal spiritual truth to the human race from outside time-space. That is why it is important to search for words from outside time-space. We have found that God appears to have given spiritual truth to us from beyond time-space (at the 99.94% confidence level using the most liberal view of the Bible).
Based on the principles discussed above, two fact based statements are evolved:
- It is logical that spiritual knowledge can pass from the supernatural realm to the natural realm.
- But it is impossible for the natural realm to probe the supernatural for spiritual truth.
These two statements of fact are very credible. This is the foundation of the Christian faith. Orthodox Christianity teaches that Jehovah, the God of Israel, became flesh and blood in the historic person of Jesus Christ, who laid down his life to redeem us.
Christianity is best defined as "Godís search for humanity as evidenced by divine revelation". This is directly opposite of defining religion as "humanityís search to find God".
The Einstein Method supports that "God has revealed spiritual truth to humankind" at a high level of confidence. In support of these conclusions, both the prophets Jeremiah and Daniel foretell of the Messiah (a human being) as being Jehovah God. The purpose of God's mission to earth in the Messiah is to redeem humans. This is best illustrated by Gabriel's words to Daniel that foretell the Messiah would be killed as a sacrificial offering. Consider Gabriel's words:
"the Messiah will be cut off [killed] and have nothing " (Daniel 9:26)
If the Messiah must die to prove himself to be Messiah, how can he remain a successful Messiah?
The answer is truly mind-boggling because it requires a supernatural event. If Jesus were a typical human being, then choosing to die to prove that he was the Messiah would result in failure. Very simply, for a normal human to die as the Messiah means that they would remain dead. People would rightfully call such a person insane. In fact, it would be impossible for a normal human to die to fulfill Gabriel's prophecy and remain successful as the Messiah. Therefore, the logic of Gabriel's words to Daniel require that the Messiah must be very special indeed. It is important to ask, "Who is the Messiah?"
The answer to this question comes from Jeremiah the prophet. Moreover, it is important to understand that Daniel referred to the prophet Jeremiah before the archangel Gabriel appeared to Daniel. What is Jeremiah's answer to the question, "Who is the Messiah?"
"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King (the Messiah, emphasis mine) who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name (of the Messiah, emphasis mine) by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness" (Jeremiah 23:5-6).
According to Jeremiah, the Messiah's name is The LORD Our Righteousness. Who is The LORD Our Righteousness? The original word in Hebrew that is translated as "LORD" [Search on the referenced site to find Hebrew Word number "3068"] is the name of God most often refered to as Jehovah or Yahweh. So holy is this name according to Jewish people, they will not even pronounce the name and prefer to write it as LORD. According to Jeremiah, the name of the Messiah is Jehovah, who gives His righteousness to those who believe in Him. This verse shows that righteousness comes from the Messiah, who takes away the sins of the world. Jeremiah's words relate directly back to Daniel 9:24,26a where the Messiah gives his life to redeem humans.
Based on the logic the Einstein Method and Gabriel's words to Daniel, it takes a very special person to be Messiah. The foundation of the Christian faith is very solid since it could only come about due to divine will.
However, the ultimate proof that the Christian faith lies with you, in the here and now. If you sincerely seek to experience God in your life as revealed by the Christian faith, then you will find this truth. The next page presents the ultimate purpose of the Christian faith. "How to know God by having a personal relationship with Him.
In support of the Christian reality, consider the real life stories of people who came to accept Jesus as Messiah. These are people who opposed Jesus. One very well known person traveled around arresting and killing early Christians. So why did they change? Below are three choices about being transformed.