Do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Form a Revealed Religion?
But, another idea separated Christianity from Judaism and Islam. This idea uses the words ‘prophet’ and ‘prophesying.’ Today, the prophet has become modernized and is known as a ‘theorist’ whereas prophesying has also become modernized and is known as ‘theorizing.’ Judaism and Islam become separated from Christianity when they say that Jesus Christ is a prophet and is not God.
Yet, Christianity became unified with Judaism after Christians and Jews agreed that God can communicate with man. As I said in my blog yesterday, a monotheistic God cannot communicate directly to man across the infinite gap that separates God and man. However, this infinite gap was overcome when Jews and Christians concluded that God inspires the scribes of scriptures through a spirit that is ‘in’ man. This inner spirit is found at Job 32:8. It is through this spirit that the Old Testament became known as the ‘word of God.’ With this spirit, the Old Testament and the New Testament were unified and became known as the Bible. The Bible puts the Old Testament on the same level as the teachings of Jesus Christ. I conclude that this unification was wrong because it reduces the divine teachings of Jesus Christ to that of a prophet.
Today, many people have become atheists because they either reject the idea that God inspires scribes or rejects the existence of God in any form. This first rejection is appropriate because the spirit that Job speaks of is nothing other than the human ‘mind.’ So, we must ask today’s religious leaders to correct these ancient errors. And, we must also ask them, ‘Aside from what is found in the New Testament, what real truths can be found in other Western world scriptures?’