Isaiah 7:14 - "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (God is with us)." Al Kadhi says, "over the ages mankind continued to feel the need to embroider and improve upon the word of God. This was not restricted to merely inserting, deleting, or changing words as seen in previous chapters, rather, they even went so far as to try to "prove" their innovations through thecitation of other ancient passages." Jesus said, "The measure with which you judge will be used to judge you." All the accusations Islam makes against the Bible can be successfully rebounded to the Koran. Al-Kadhi tries to undermine the New Testament by saying they misunderstand the Old. But what is the Koran but a corruption of the Bible? The Bible has archaelogical, scientific, historical, and internal proofs for its validity, but the Koran, which claims to supercede the Bible, and yet to accept it, has no proof for its validity as divine revelation. Not only does it contradict the Word of God wrt Jesus' nature, but it paints God as a punishing, cruel and malicious God, who gives no love except to those who "deserve it". While seeming to rely on Old Testament concepts, it conveniently erases or contorts parts thereof which are clearly in support of Jesus' mission and divinity. For example, the Deuteronomy 18:18 passage about "a prophet from amongst you", which is clearly referring to the Messiah is abused as Mohammedan. But it is not. We read in John 1:45 - "Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, 'We have found Him of Whom Moses in the Law and the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.'" Of Isaiah 7:14, Al-Kadhi further claims,"Biblical scholars have suggested that this prophecy was concerning the second son or possibly the third son of Isaiah by a Jewish maiden. It does not relate to Jesus or his virgin birth." Using personal bias, Al-Kadhi eliminates for his reader the true interpretation of the scripture. The best interpreter of scripture is scripture: Matthew 1:22-23 - "Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 'Behold, a virgin shall be child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." So then, the Bible itself reveals what Isaiah meant by this prophecy quite satisfactorily, Jesus, the Son of God born of the virgin Mary, having no earthly father. What need do we have have of any further analysis of names, or prophecies, when the gospel writer himself tells us that Immanuel from Isaiah 7:14 is Jesus?
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