A PHYSICAL, LIVE JESUS!
After the due greetings of "Shaloam",
Jesus begins calming the disciples' fear for taking him to be a ghost.
"Behold (have a look at)
my hands and my feet, that it is I myself (I am the
same fellow, man!): handle me and see; for A SPIRIT has no flesh
and bones, as you see me have. . .
And he showed them his hands and his feet."
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 24:39-40
What was the man trying to prove? That
he had been resurrected from the dead? — That he was a spirit? — What
has the demonstration of hands and feet to do with resurrection? "It
is I MYSELF!" Can't you see, you fools!? "For a SPIRIT
..." — any spirit, has "NO flesh and bones, as YOU see ME
have!". This is an axiomatic, self-evident truth. You do not
have to convince anybody, whether Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew,
Atheist or Agnostic. Everyone will acknowledge without any proof that A
SPIRIT HAS NO FLESH AND BONES!
WHY BELABOUR THE
Then why does Jesus need to belabour
the point? It is simply because the disciples were thinking that he had
returned from the dead, that he had been resurrected, and if so he
would be in a spiritual form — A SPIRIT! And Jesus is telling them that
he is NOT that — he is not a spirit — NOT resurrected! The above verses
in their original, in every language, are so vivid, so simple, so clear
that you do not need a dictionary nor a D.D. to explain them to you.
Why don't you (dear reader) memorise
just this one verse. In your own language — English, Arabic, Zulu or
Afrikaans, and with just this one verse you can take the wind out of
the missionaries' sail. You can "CRACK HIS SKULL", exactly as young
David, with his little pebble did to Goliath. The pleasure is yours…
Allah is giving you the opportunity, in this day and age to disabuse
the Christian mind from his fantasies!
I have asked learned giants of
Christendom to tell me whether in their language, when a man says, "A
Spirit has NO Flesh and Bones," that it means — A Spirit HAS
Flesh and Bones! In debates, no opponent of mine has ever had the
courage to tackle the question. As if pretending that the words were
EXPLANATION ... I AM ALIVE!
If 1 tell you in English that "Because
I have flesh and bones — I am not a SPIRIT, I am
not a GHOST, I am not a SPOOK!"— is that what it really means in your
language? You say, "Yes!" (This reasoning equally
applies to every language under the sun). In other words, Jesus was
telling his disciples, when he said: "Behold my HANDS and my
FEET", that the body he wanted them to see, feel and touch was
not a SPIRITUAL body, nor a METAMORPHOSED body, nor a RESURRECTED body.
Because a resurrected "body" becomes spiritualised!
WHO SAYS SO?
The argumentative Crusader asks: "Who
says that resurrected persons will be spiritualised?" I say, "Jesus!"
He asks: "Where?" I say: "In the Gospel of Luke; go back four chapters
from where Jesus said: "A spirit has no flesh and bones',
that is, to Luke 20:27-36, and you
will see. . .". The Jews were coming to Jesus again and again with
posers and riddles, like:-
(a) "Master, must we pay tribute to
Ceaser or not?"
(HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 22:77
(b) "Master, this woman was taken
in adultery, in the very act,"
(HOLY BIBLE) John 8:4
(c) "Master, what commandment is
the first of all?"
(HOLY BIBLE) Mark 12:28
Now they come to him concerning a
Jewess who had seven husbands, according to a Jewish practice — if one
man dies leaving no offspring behind, then the 2nd brother of the
deceased husband takes her to wife, to give her his seed. But when he
fails and dies, the 3rd takes her on; and so on and so on. In the case
before Jesus, seven brothers had this one woman, one after another. All
the seven brothers died, and in time, the woman also died. There was no
problem while each was trying to fulfil his duty — it was ONE by ONE!
But the question of the Jews was that, at the RESURRECTION, which one
was going to have this woman, because they had all "HAD" her
here! The picture the Jews are trying to conjure up in Jesus' mind is
that if the seven brothers are resurrected simultaneously at the
RESURRECTION, and the woman also, then there will be a war in heaven
among the seven brothers, all claiming the woman as his own wife,
because they had "all had her". In short, which fellow will have
this woman as his wife in heaven? In answer to that, Jesus says:
"Neither shall they die anymore" — meaning that the resurrected
persons will be immortalised: needing no food, no shelter, no clothing,
no sex, no rest. "For they are equal unto the angels," meaning
that they will be ANGEL1SED, they will be SPIRITUALISED, they will
become SPIRITUAL CREATURES, they will be SPIRITS! As regards himself,
four chapters further on he says: "A spirit has no flesh and bones,
as you see me have" — I am NOT a spirit, I am NOT a
ghost, I am NOT a spook, I am NOT RESURRECTED! I am the
same living Jesus — ALIVE! 1
"And when he had thus spoken, he
showed them his hands and feet."
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 24:40
1. Paul is more specific and succinct on this matter. He says
in 1 Corinthians 15:35-46. "But some man will say, How
are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?…so also is the
resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in
incorruption…It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is
written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was
made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is
spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is
The disciples were "overjoyed and
wondered", what could have happened? They had thought that he was
dead and gone, but here with them stands their Master, with flesh and
bones — with 100% characteristics of a man ALIVE!
To assure them further, to calm their
shaky nerves, he asks: "Have you here any meat', i.e.
anything to eat? "And they gave him a piece of broiled fish and
of a honeycomb, and he took it, and DID EAT before them."
(HOLY BIBLE) Luke 24:41-43
To prove what? That he is RESURRECTED?
Why does he not then say so instead of proving everything to the
contrary? Presenting his physical body for examination, eating and
masticating "broiled fish and honeycomb". Is all this an
act, a pretence, a make-believe, another "leela" as the Hindus
might say? "No!" Said Schleliermacher a hundred-and-sixty-five years
ago. Albert Schweizer in his book, "In Quest of the Historical
Jesus", page 64, quotes him:-
"IF CHRIST HAD ONLY EATEN TO SHOW THAT
HE COULD EAT, WHILE HE REALLY HAD NO NEED OF NOURISHMENT, IT WOULD HAVE
BEEN A PRETENCE — SOMETHING DOCETIC"
What is wrong with our Christian
brethren? Jesus says that a spirit has no flesh and bones, they say
that it has! Please ask your friends among them; Who is lying? Jesus or
you, the billion so-called followers of his? This is the result of two
thousand years of brain-washing or "programming" as the American would
say. Salvation is cheap in Christianity! The Christian does not have to
fast, and pray, and strait-Jacket his life as the Muslim is obligated
to do. He merely has to BELIEVE and salvation is his. For us, all our
efforts, all our good deeds are "like filthy rags", he
says. You better re-programme him, or he will programme you. He will
never be satisfied with us, never mind how far backward we bend to
appease him. Allah says:
It’s either you change them, or they
change you! If you want peace – Salaam – ISLAM!
1. Later on you will see the story of multiple cruci-fictions on