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What about The Holy Spirit?
By Sami Zaatari
Christians claim that the Holy Spirit is God, this would then mean the Holy Spirit has to have the qualifications to be God, to be all-knowing, to be all-powerful etc. However so, when we turn to the Bible we see that the Holy spirit lacks one major qualification to be God, that is to be all-knowing, according to the Bible the Holy Spirit is not all-knowing:
Matthew 24: 1-36
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only
So note, Jesus' discipiles ask him a question about when the signs of the end will appear, Jesus responds to them by giving them a few signs of the last hour, but he later on states that no one knows about the last hour but the Father only.
Muslims have always brought these verse up to prove that Jesus himself is not God neither since he is not all-knowing. Christians have countered this argument by claiming that Jesus as man did not know the hour, but in his divine state he did know the hour.
However so, what about the Holy Spirit? Jesus claims that no one but the Father knows the last hour, this means the Holy Spirit does not know the last hour neither! Hence the Holy Spirit is not God because it is not all-knowing. What will the Christian have to say about this? The Holy Spirit was not a God-man like Jesus, the Holy Spirit never limited himself like Jesus, so what possible explanation could the Christian give? Why isnt the Holy Spirit all-knowing? Why didnt Jesus say the only one who knows the last hour is the Holy Spirit and the Father only?
So it is clear, the Holy Spirit is not all knowing according to Jesus, hence the Holy Spirit is not God because God knows everything especially the last hour!
As for the Christian response on why Jesus isnt all knowing, their response doesnt work neither. Note what Jesus said:
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only
Jesus says that ONLY THE FATHER knows, this means that not even the divine Jesus knows! If you say that ONLY this person knows something, then it excludes everyone else. So hence the fact that Jesus said ONLY my Father means that even the divine Jesus doesnt know the last hour, if the divine Jesus knows the last hour then Jesus was wrong when he said that ONLY the Father knows. So not only is the Holy Spirit not all-knowing, but so is the divine Jesus.
However so most Christians have been let of by the Muslim side, everytime Muslims bring this verse up to show that Jesus isnt God, they dont bring this verse to prove that the Holy Spirit is not God neither.
So as we see, the Holy Spirit cannot be God, nor can Jesus be God. The only true God is Allah:
YUSUFALI: They ask thee about the (final) Hour - when will be its appointed time? Say: "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): None but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you." They ask thee as if thou Wert eager in search thereof: Say: "The knowledge thereof is with Allah (alone), but most men know not."
YUSUFALI: To Him is referred the Knowledge of the Hour (of Judgment: He knows all): No date-fruit comes out of its sheath, nor does a female conceive (within her womb) nor bring forth the Day that (Allah) will propound to them the (question), "Where are the partners (ye attributed to Me?" They will say, "We do assure thee not one of us can bear witness!"
Praise Allah the true God!
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