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Art Thou That Prophet?
by Jason D. Galvan   

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"Art Thou That Prophet?" is the most vital, absolutely indispensable information you need for truly understanding God's plan for Ishmael and his progeny. Developed by a self taught "student of Knowledge", this unique, easy to understand guide gives you clear crisp insights into the Bible through Muslim eyes.
From the Old Testament to the New, each chapter of "Art Thou That Prophet?" lays out the Bible clearly and engagingly in a way that is unique to Biblical exegesis.

Ideal for use as a standard reference handbook, "Art thou That Prophet?" is a valuable resource for any Bible study, however you use it, this richly informative volume will assist you on your journey toward the truth.

This book is about the scriptural evidences in support of Muhammad in the Bible. It contains Biblical and Qur'anic scripture, History and quotes from prominent scholars of Theology. *188 Pages *Short biography of Muhammad and lineage *Qur'anic verses in Arabic and English **Art Thou That Prophet? by Mr. Jason Galvan (Abu Noah Ibrahim Ibn Mikaal) is an astute religious manual. In it Mr. Galvan thoroughly explores his Islamic faith, defending Muhammad as the true prophet. His work is More than his own deductions, but also includes a multitude of passages from the Bible and the Qur'an, evidences from secondary sources and experts, as well as many lessons in the history of Islam, Christianity,and Judaism. Art Thou That Prophet? serves as a spiritual guide, a history lesson and an intellectual exercise.** -Quote from Dorrance Publishing

      "Art Thou That Prophet" by Mr. Jason D. Galvan is an astute religious manual. In it, Mr. Galvan thoroughly explores his Islamic faith, defending Muhammad as the true prophet. 
His work is more than just his own deductions, but also includes a multitude of passages from the Bible and the Qur’an, evidence from secondary sources and experts, as well as many lessons in the history of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

     "Art Thou That Prophet" serves as a spiritual guide, a history lesson, and an intellectual exercise. Mr. Galvan includes biographical background on Muhammad that is sufficiently in depth to provide his lineage. There is also a brief history of the Muslim faith. Mr. Galvan dissects the Bible and finds Old Testament prophesies that many people believe have been fulfilled by Jesus. He attempts to show how the passages instead refer to Muhammad, not to Jesus. The author believes that previous generations have attempted 
to disguise prophecies about Muhammad. He also includes many Arabic quotations from The Qur’an accompanied by their English translations. The author scrutinizes the Bible for passages in which a prophet is mentioned. He uses 
not only the King James Version, but alternate versions as well. Mr. Galvan explains why he believes the passages cannot logically refer to Jesus. He supports his argument 
not only with his own intellectual judgment, but with historical evidence and outside sources. Though by no means a mean-spirited attack on the Christian faith, Mr. Galvan does explain why he believes that Islam follows the true teachings of the Bible, and even those of Jesus, more than Christianity does. For example, the author claims that Jesus taught that only God should be worshiped. He points out that evangelists focus on worshiping Jesus. 
      "Art Thou That Prophet" is obviously a piece intended for a Muslim audience, or at least an audience considering the Muslim faith. However, because of its many historical 
lessons, its in-depth consideration of the Bible, and its elucidation of one of the world’s largest religions, "Art Thou That Prophet" might appeal to a cerebral reader who enjoys 
learning. A person interested in current events might also enjoy Mr. Galvan’s work, as the Islamic world weighs heavily in many of today’s top news stories. 

Quote from: Jean Wahlborg, Editorial Coordinator at Dorrance Publishing CO.

Excerpt
Chapter One:
Like unto Moses


“I will raise them up a prophet from amongst thy brethren, like unto thee and I 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.” (Deuteronomy: 18:18-19)


This prophecy in itself is so abundantly packed with meaning that we will take it point by point and hopefully not miss or pass over anything, Insha’ Allah.
Firstly, God of The Bible told Moses that He would raise up a prophet from among their brethren. God did not tell Moses that He would raise up a prophet from among themselves, but from amongst their brethren. This is a significant statement and specific, more so than one would think. The significance is that, by saying ‘brethren’, God specifically designated the people of whom this prophet would arise from; namely the Ishmaelites, i.e. the brethren of the Israelites. And if that is hard to swallow, then, God willing, when I am finished it should go down smooth.
Secondly, God told Moses that this prophet would be like him or “like unto thee”, another small, but powerful statement. So, we have to look at who is like Moses from among the known prophets. Most would say Jesus and would argue that this whole prophecy is about Jesus, but let’s examine each and every statement to reveal in fact who this prophecy is describing.

Moses was a man born of a mother and a father…Jesus on the other hand was not.

Moses was married…Jesus was not.

Moses had children (Exodus: 2:21-22,)…Jesus had none.

Moses migrated from Egypt to the doorstep of Palestine… Jesus did not migrate at all unless you include migrating to Heaven.

Moses was a lawgiver and in essence the leader of his people… Jesus was neither of the two and in fact was persecuted by his own people.

Moses was given a book and commandments… Jesus was not given the like of what Moses was given and on the contrary to bringing some new law, Jesus in fact said in Matthew: 5:17-19:

“Do not think that I came to destroy The Law or The Prophets. I did not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till Heaven and Earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the Law till all is fulfilled. Whoever breaks one of these least commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matt: 5:17-19)

Moses was, but a man and a prophet, but according to the Christian theologians, Jesus was either the son of God or, at the tongues of some ‘scholars’, God Himself, may Allah protect us from such heresy. Can we equate the two?
In fact, after vigorous analysis, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only similarities Moses and Jesus share are, but one, that they were both Israelites! And in that case, this prophecy would depict every prophet between Moses and Jesus. How confusing! Would God actually be so vague as to whom He was referring?
And last, but not least, Moses died natural and non-violent death, whereas Jesus’ death or lack thereof, was and still is surrounded by much controversy.


Now, let us compare Muhammad with Moses:

Muhammad was married and actually had more than one wife…like unto Moses (Exodus: 2:21, Numbers: 12:1).

Muhammad was born of a mother and a father…like unto Moses.

Muhammad had children…like unto Moses.

Muhammad migrated from Makkah to Madinah…like unto Moses (Moses migrated from Egypt to Palestine).

Muhammad was a lawgiver and also a leader to his people. He was given The Noble Qur’an which is very similar to what was given to Moses.

Muhammad was a man and a prophet and no more, as was Moses.

Muhammad was of ‘their brethren’ (Muhammad was a descendant of Ishmael, the brother of Isaac [i.e. Ishmaelites are the Israelite’s brethren]) as God had spoken of to Moses.

And finally, Muhammad died at the ripe old age of sixty-two of natural causes, as was Moses.

Now, there is a man by the name of Silas who wrote an Essay called “WHO IS THE PROPHET OF DEUTERONOMY 18:18?”, in which he, through his examination of this prophecy at hand gives us three requirements that the would be prophet of Deuteronomy 18 must fulfill to indeed be this prophet. They are as follows:

1) This future prophet is to speak the words that God puts in his mouth.
2) This future prophet would speak with God face to face.
3) This future prophet would perform miracles, signs, and wonders.

When we are finished with this book, we will amass much more evidences in support of Muhammad being this prophet, but for now let us deal with number one on Mr. Silas' list:

And then, God said:

“…And I will put My Words in his mouth and he shall speak to them all that I command him…” (Deut: 18:18)

This part of the prophecy reveals to us that the prophet of whom God spoke of would in all actuality be a vessel of whom God would speak through, not to. If you read through the Bible, you will see it is full of ‘inspired’ scriptures and accounts of what God said, but it is not a word for word rendition of what God said. But on the contrary, the Glorious, Noble Qur’an is the exact speech of God as revealed to Muhammad, through the angel Gabriel.

For Allah said:

قُل لَّوْ شَاء اللّهُ مَا تَلَوْتُهُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَلاَ أَدْرَاكُم بِهِ فَقَدْ لَبِثْتُ فِيكُمْ عُمُرًا مِّن قَبْلِهِ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ {16}

“Say (O Muhammad), ‘If Allah had so willed, I should not have recited it to you, nor would He have made it known to you. Verily, I have stayed amongst you a life time before this. Have you then no sense?’” (Qur’an:10:16)

And also:

قُل لَّئِنِ اجْتَمَعَتِ الإِنسُ وَالْجِنُّ عَلَى أَن يَأْتُواْ بِمِثْلِ هَـذَا الْقُرْآنِ لاَ يَأْتُونَ بِمِثْلِهِ وَلَوْ كَانَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ ظَهِيرًا {88}

“Say, ‘if the jinn and mankind were to agree upon producing something similar to this Qur’an, they will not be able to produce anything similar to it’” (Qur’an: 17:88)

And:

وَمَنْ أَصْدَقُ مِنَ اللّهِ حَدِيثًا


“And who can be more truthful in speech?” (Qur’an: 4:87)

And He said:

فَأْتُواْ بِسُورَةٍ مِّن مِّثْلِهِ


“Say, ‘Bring a chapter similar to it.’” (Qur’an: 2:23)

From the above verses in the Qur’an, you can see that the Qur’an is Allah speaking to Muhammad and Muhammad conveying His exact Words to his people unaltered. Allah confirmed that it was His speech to Muhammad and that the like thereof could not be reproduced. And He also told Muhammad to tell his people that he had been among them for forty years preceding this revelation and was known as ‘Al-Amin’ (The truthful one). Why would he lie to them now?

Now, number two on Mr. Silas' list is that this future prophet would speak to God face to face. This is on Mr. Silas' assumption that Moses spoke to God face to face, but did he? In Exodus 33:18-23, God tells Moses that no man may see God and live, but He does tell Moses that he may see his back:

“Then Moses said, 'Now show me your glory.'

And the LORD said, 'I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.' But, he said, 'you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.'
Then the LORD said, 'There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.'” (Exodus: 33:18-23)

So, here God explains that no man may see him and live, but in Exodus 33:11, it says that Moses spoke with God face to face:

“And the LORD Spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.” (Exodus 33:11)

So we can conclude from these two verses that this is not sufficient for us to use to measure this future prophet, because these two verses contradict themselves and contradict Mr. Silas' own evidence he uses. He says that Deuteronomy 18:18 applies to Jesus and states the following as proof:

“Jesus was with God prior to being revealed on earth. While he was on earth, he spoke with God face to face.
John 1:18 - "No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known."

John 17:5 - "So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed."

Matthew 17:5 - "While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!"

From the above evidence that Mr. Silas provided, we see right from the beginning that No one has ever seen God. And then he goes on to show how Jesus has. Well, if Jesus has, then this is just an extra evidence against him being like Moses, for we have shown that Moses had not seen God, no one has, according to Jesus. Mr. Silas goes on to say:

“As stated before, Muhammad never spoke with God directly.The entire Quran was given to him through a medium - a spirit.Was the spirit from God? If not, then we can conclude that it was an evil spirit that was deceiving Muhammad.”

The first thing that I notice is that Mr. Silas has an idea in his head that he is trying to make manifest, by proving that Muhammad did not speak to God directly, but this only strengthens our position, because what God says to describe this future prophet is that He (God) will put His words in his (the future prophet’s) mouth. This would automatically discount the need for this prophet having to speak directly to God, as the sign would be that this prophet would speak God’s words, and most Jewish sources agree that this would not be a requirement to fulfill this prophecy.
Nevertheless, Mr. Silas is in fact defeated in his accusation that Muhammad never spoke to God directly, I only wanted to show that his grasp of this prophecy is lacking and he cannot be trusted to represent this prophecy as an authority. You see, Mr. Silas Makes this statement to widen the gap between Muhammad and Moses, but actually succeeds in doing the opposite. You see, It is obvious from reading Mr. Silas' work that he has not done an in depth study of Islam or the Qur'an, for an intricate part of the Muslim’s belief is Al-Isra, or Night journey. It is recorded in the seventeenth chapter of the Qur'an, by the same name.
The Night Journey is when Muhammad ascended to heaven. There is a difference of opinion if Muhmmad went with his body and spirit or the spirit alone. Nevertheless, it happened and while Muhammad was in the heavens, he spoke to Allah directly. Do not misenterpret my words to mean that Muhammad saw Allah for he did not, but he spoke with Him behind a screen of light. In Sahih Al-Bukhari, it narrates an incident in which the Prophet Muhammad meets Moses in the heavens:

“...then fifty prayers were enjoined on me. I descended till I met Moses who asked me, 'What have you done?' I said, 'Fifty prayers have been enjoined on me.' He said, 'I know the people better than you, because I had the hardest experience to bring Bani Israel to obedience. Your followers cannot put up with such an obligation. So, return to your Lord and request Him (to reduce the number of prayers.' I returned and requested Allah (for reduction) and He made it forty. I returned and (met Moses) and had a similar discussion, and then returned again to Allah for reduction and He made it thirty, then twenty, then ten, and then I came to Moses who repeated the same advice. Ultimately Allah reduced it to five. When I came to Moses again, he said, 'What have you done?' I said, 'Allah has made it five only.' He repeated the same advice but I said that I surrendered (to Allah's Final Order). Allah’s apostle was addressed by Allah, ‘I have decreed My obligation and have reduced the burden on My slaves, and I shall reward a single good deed as if it were ten good deeds.’" - (Sahih Al-Bukhari 4:429)

There is also another Hadith that explains Allah's veil:

“Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) was standing amongst us and he told us five things. He said: Verily the Exalted and Mighty God does not sleep, and it does not befit Him to sleep. He lowers the scale and lifts it. The deeds in the night are taken up to Him before the deeds of the day, and the deeds of the day before the deeds of the night. His veil is the light. In the hadith narrated by Abu Bakr, instead of the word ‘light’, it is fire. If he withdraws it (the veil), the splendour of His countenance would consume His creation so far as His sight reaches.”(Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0343)

The veil is nothing new as we find in the Bible that Moses spoke to God at the Burning bush, and this is what we can gather from the verses that Moses spoke face to face, for otherwise the Bible contradicts itself. And if we accept that what is meant is that Moses spoke directly to God through the Burning bush then, it will also have to be accepted that this is another similarity between Moses and Muhammad, thus widening the gap between Moses and Jesus. So, we can conclude that Moses did not speak to God face to face unless from behind a screen (i.e. Burning bush) and that Muhammad also spoke to Allah directly, but from behind a screen just like Moses and to this dislike of Mr. Silas.
As for number three on Mr. Silas' list, we will deal with that in subsequent chapters, but I will say this, After reviewing Mr. Silas’ work, I would not qualify him to be in a position of authority to make requirements in regards to Deuteronomy 18:18, for he has been negligent in several issues, nevertheless, as I said, we will deal with the issue of miracles later as it is not relevant at this point. All prophets performed miracles and I cannot see how this distinguishes one prophet from another, neither does it identify this future prophet unless he is going to do the exact same miracles as Moses. In any event the prophecy does not list this as one of its requirements, Silas does.

“…And it shall come to pass, that whoever will not hearken unto My Words which he shall speak in My Name, I will require it of him…” (Deut: 18:19)

Here we see that God is going to punish whoever does not listen to the words this prophet speaks in His Name. I will not expound on this in great detail. It will suffice to say that every chapter of the Qur’an starts with: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, excluding chapter nine for it is believed by some that chapter nine was once joined with chapter eight. The relevance of this occurrence in every chapter is of a great magnitude and these proofs are overwhelming! May Allah keep us of those who are guided.

Now on to the next prophecy:

“Now this is the testimony of John, when Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him (John the Baptist); ‘Who are you?’ He confessed, ‘I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, ‘What then, are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ Art thou that prophet?’ And he answered, ‘No’.” (John 1:19-21)

From this passage we see that when John the Baptist came as a precursor of Jesus, The Messiah, Son of Mary, there were priests and Levites who were curious as to his identity and the nature of his mission. They asked him if he was any of the long awaited persons that God had promised them in the scriptures. And he answered them “No” three times to three questions concerning three distinctly different persons.

First, he said he was not the Christ or in other words, Jesus.

Second, he said he was not Elijah or Elias in some translations.

And third and most importantly, he said he was not ‘that prophet.’ So, we have Jesus, Elijah of whom we know, but who is ‘That Prophet?’

Or in some translations it is:

“Are you the prophet we are expecting?” (Abundant life Bible: John: 1:21),

“Are you the prophet?” (NKJV: John: 1:21),

And:

“Art thou that prophet?’ (King James Version: John: 1: 21)

Who is this prophet? He is obviously of some importance, since he is one of the three inquired of by the priests and Levites. Surely, they know of whom they were waiting, and he (the prophet) is mentioned in verse John 1:25 as being endowed with the authority to baptize.
Again, I ask, who is this prophet? Another point we can make is that whoever he is, he had not appeared by this point in The Bible and the Jews were still waiting for him, so we look next to the word prophet in verse 1:21, and there is a star or a reference mark as to who the prophet is. We look to the reference and find that it says:

“John: 1: 21, Are you the prophet? See Deuteronomy 18:18.”

That truly is amazing, because I’ve explained in great detail who these verses (Deut: 18: 15-18) are speaking of.
One last point worth mentioning is that on the eve of Jesus’ appearance, this prophet spoken of had not yet made his entry into the world and we will soon see that it would be shortly before Jesus’ departure that this prophet would be mentioned again.


“And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” (John: 14:16)

This is Jesus speaking shortly before he is to leave this world. He is saying that after he leaves, there shall come another comforter, which would necessitate that there had been a previous comforter, so our next task would be to find out who this first comforter was. Well, it is quite obvious that it is Jesus who was the first comforter, for he said:

“For, if I do not go away, the comforter will not come to you.” (John: 16:7)

So, this shows us that one comforter needed to leave, so the next one could come. With that being said, if the first comforter was a man, then the second comforter would also be a man and not a spirit or a ghost.
Also, the word ‘comforter’ is the word ‘paraclete’ in the Greek, meaning Advocate, Helper, Designate, or more appropriate: “One who is sent”, but in the original Aramaic, it means: “one whom the people praise exceedingly.” The meaning would be applicable to the word Muhammad in Arabic, and this is indeed what Jesus spoke, namely: Aramaic.
This word was deleted by later interpreters and translators and changed to ‘Spirit of truth’, ‘Helper’, ‘comforter’, and also ‘Holy Spirit’, but we can see after we look at the whole of John, verses 16:7-14, that it is not applicable to a spirit, for it is of the same nature as Deuteronomy:18:18 and John:1:21.

“Nevertheless, I tell you that it is expedient that I go away: for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him to you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.”(John: 16:7-11)

Again, the comforter is foretold and this time he says, that he will reprove the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. Muhammad did all these things as he came and corrected the ill beliefs of the Jews about Mary, the mother of Jesus, whereas, they believed Mary to be unchaste and a harlot and Jesus to be her bastard son.

For Allah said:

وَبِكُفْرِهِمْ وَقَوْلِهِمْ عَلَى مَرْيَمَ بُهْتَانًا عَظِيمًا

“And because their (Jews) disbelief and uttering against Mary a grave false charge (that she had committed illegal sexual intercourse).” (Qur’an: 4: 156)

Muhammad also clarified the issue of Jesus, as to being crucified and/or killed.

As Allah said:

وَقَوْلِهِمْ إِنَّا قَتَلْنَا الْمَسِيحَ عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولَ اللّهِ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلَـكِن شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ اخْتَلَفُواْ فِيهِ لَفِي شَكٍّ مِّنْهُ مَا لَهُم بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِلاَّ اتِّبَاعَ الظَّنِّ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ يَقِينًا {157}
بَل رَّفَعَهُ اللّهُ إِلَيْهِ وَكَانَ اللّهُ عَزِيزًا حَكِيمًا {158}

“And because of their (Jews) saying (in boast) ‘We killed Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, The messenger of Allah,’-but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but it was made to appear as such. And those who differ therein are full of doubts. They follow nothing, but conjecture. For assuredly; they killed him not. But Allah raised him (Jesus) up unto Himself. And Allah is Ever All Powerful, All Wise.”(Qur’an 4: 157-158)

“I have many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he, the spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine and shew it unto you.” (John: 16:12-14)

From the above verses, we gather that Jesus had a lot to discuss with his disciples, but he concluded that they were not ready, so he told them that the one that came after him, i.e. the comforter or spirit of truth would be able to fill in all the blanks.
I want to stop and point out that up until Muhammad was forty years old and before revelation had been bestowed on him, he was known as ‘Al- Amin’ or in English; ‘the spirit of truth or truthful one.’ Also, we point out that this ‘spirit of truth’ is the other ‘comforter’ in which we know the first ‘comforter’ to be human, i.e. Jesus and that the second ‘comforter’ would also be human and not a spirit (the title, ‘spirit of truth being applicable to a human, meaning: ‘a pure soul.’), by the fact that Jesus said “Howbeit when he…,” he did not say, Howbeit, when it…this shows gender and specifically the male gender, so we know he would be another prophet. And if it said that the Hebrew word for ‘it’ and ‘he’ are the same word, then it will be replied by me that someone translating the Hebrew into English would know the context in which it is necessary to apply the word ‘it’ or the word ‘he’ and in every translation of the Bible, it is translated as ‘he’, therefore giving this figure a gender. And remember, Jesus said:

“Nevertheless, I tell you that it is expedient that I go away: for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.” (John: 16:7)

The reason I repeat this, is because, Jesus is saying that he has to depart, before this ‘comforter’ can come, so to apply this title ‘comforter’ to the Holy Spirit would be incorrect, for it is said several times in the book of Luke, that the Holy Spirit had already come:

“And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.”(Luke: 1:41)

And:

“And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost…” (Luke: 1:67)

And lastly:

“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.” (Luke: 2:25)

So, we can see that the Holy Ghost had already appeared prior to Jesus’ departure and this would void the connection between the ‘Comforter’ and the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we can come to the conclusion that either Jesus lied to his disciples, for Jesus told them: “I have many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he, the spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.” So, the question I have to ask is, what are the many things that Jesus had to say that the “Holy Spirit would make known to us? It has been two thousand years and no one can answer that question. So, we have to look elsewhere to see clearly who this ‘comforter’ is.

“…for he will not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak…” (John: 16:13)

Here we have an individual who will not talk on his own, but will be a vessel by which God will convey His Message. This ‘comforter’ will repeat what God says, no more or no less, which refers us back to the faithful verse of Deuteronomy: 18:18:

“…And I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” (Deuteronomy: 18:18)

This is overwhelming evidence that the one spoken of in Deuteronomy: 18:18, John: 1:21, John: 14:16 and John: 16:7-14 are the same individual. Isn’t God Great that He gave man the intellect to use for the benefit of himself?

“…he shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” (John: 16:14)

Again, it is said by Jesus that this ‘comforter’ would glorify him. And Muhammad did glorify Jesus by Allah’s instruction, for He (Allah):

وَإِن مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ إِلاَّ لَيُؤْمِنَنَّ بِهِ قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِ وَيَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ شَهِيدًا

“And there is none of the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians), but must believe in him (Jesus), son of Mary, before his death. And on the Day of Resurrection he (Jesus) will be a witness against them.”(Qur’an: 4:159)

I shall conclude this chapter with two quotations out of the "THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF RELIGION" and out of “The Collins Dictionary”. Under Moses in Islam; we read:

"MOSES IS HIGHLY REGARDED IN ISLAM AS THE GREAT PROPHET WHO FORETOLD THE COMING OF MUHAMMAD, HIS SUCCESSOR...THERE IS MUCH IN THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD THAT IS IMPLICITLY REMINISCENT OF THE MOSES TRADITION.” (P121, THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF RELIGION, Mircea Eliade (EDITOR IN CHIEF) Volume 10, Macmillean Publishing Company)

Reverend James L. Dow in Collins Dictionary of the Bible gives further proof, that JESUS is not like MOSES, but MUHUMMAD is like Moses:

"...The Only Man in history who can be compared even remotely to him is Mahomet." (Collins Dictionary of the Bible, Page 403)


Professional Reviews

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"Art Thou That Prophet" by Mr. Jason D. Galvan is an astute religious manual. In it, Mr.
Galvan thoroughly explores his Islamic faith, defending Muhammad as the true prophet.
His work is more than just his own deductions, but also includes a multitude of passages
from the Bible and the Qur’an, evidence from secondary sources and experts, as well as
many lessons in the history of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. "A.rt Thou That Prophet"
serves as a spiritual guide, a history lesson, and an intellectual exercise.
Mr. Galvan includes biographical background on Muhammad that is sufficiently in depth
to provide his lineage. There is also a brief history of the Muslim faith. Mr. Galvan
dissects the Bible and finds Old Testament prophesies that many people believe have
been fulfilled by Jesus. He attempts to show how the passages instead refer to
Muhammad, not to Jesus. The author believes that previous generations have attempted
to disguise prophecies about Muhammad. He also includes many Arabic quotations from
The Qur’an accompanied by their English translations.
The author scrutinizes the Bible for passages in which a prophet is mentioned. He uses
not only the King James Version, but alternate versions as well. Mr. Galvan explains
why he believes the passages cannot logically refer to Jesus. He supports his argument
not only with his own intellectual judgment, but with historical evidence and outside
sources. Though by no means a mean-spirited attack on the Christian faith, Mr. Galvan
does explain why he believes that Islam follows the true teachings of the Bible, and even
those of Jesus, more than Christianity does. For example, the author claims that Jesus
taught that only God should be worshiped. He points out that evangelists focus on
worshiping Jesus.
"Art Thou That Prophet" is obviously a piece intended for a Muslim audience, or at least
an audience considering the Muslim faith. However, because of its many historical
lessons, its in-depth consideration of the Bible, and its elucidation of one of the world’s
largest religions, "Art Thou That Prophet" might appeal to a cerebral reader who enjoys
learning. A person interested in current events might also enjoy Mr. Galvan’s work, as
the Islamic world weighs heavily in many of today’s top news stories.

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