There is a great similitude between the Torah
(Pentateuch from Old Testament)
and the Koran from Islamism. But they are both totally contradictory with
the New Testament.
Moses was the prophet from Yahweh likewise Mohamed was the prophet from
Allah in the Koran.
But in the New Testament
Jesus was the real presence of God Father between the men.
Judaism and Islamism are
both monotheist religions and came from a common ancestral – Abraham, who
was father of Isaac with Sarah and was father of Ishmael with the slave
Agar, too. Isaac is the father of Jews and Ishmael is the father of
circumcision is a rule from Yahweh to all male likewise it is also in
But in the New
physical circumcision has no value. What counts is the spiritual
circumcision of the hearths (Romans 2:28 and 29).
In the Torah
Jews keep the Sabbath once a week likewise in the Koran Islamists
observe the Ramadan once a year. But in New
Christians are advised to keep all days and to keep awake against
temptations (Luke 21:36).
In the Torah
Jews are forbidden to eat certain kinds of meat (like meat from pigs)
likewise in the Koran there is the same prohibition to the Islamists.
But in New
there is no restriction to any kind of meat because Jesus said that what
contaminates the man is not the physical food (Matthew 15:11).
In the Torah
all the rewards promised by Yahweh (to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David,
Solomon… ) were based on earthly gifts likewise in the Koran the rewards
of Allah also are to those who are faithful on him. But the rewards of
Jesus in the New
are all based on spiritual gifts (Luke 6:23).
made it clear to them that
Gospel involved above all resignation and mortification.
completely different from Torah or from Koran.
there is the rule “eye for eye and tooth for tooth” likewise it is also
a rule from Koran (right).
But in the New Testament
Jesus changed this principle of revenge and retaliation, giving another
commandment of love (Matthew 5:38 to 42).
Fights between Jews and Arabians tend to
never cease because they are both ruled by principles of revenge and
retaliation, respectively by the Torah and the Koran.
women were discriminated and forbidden to exercise priesthood likewise in
the Koran the
women are depreciated and totally submitted to their husbands. But in the
didn’t discriminate women (John 4:9 to 27) and Paul said that what counts is
becoming a new creature (Galatians 6:15).
If, in the Koran, women are at a disadvantage in relation to men, it is
also true that in the Old Testament women are portrayed as inferior and
even humiliated, the value of a women being considered slightly more
than half that of a man, as we are given to understand in Leviticus 27:
2 to 7.
In Deuteronomy 24:1, we
have another example, where we read that if a man were to marry a woman
and be disappointed, seeing in her something “indecent”, he could reject
her by giving her a “certificate of divorcement”.
However, the wife did
not have the same right in relation to the husband.
a woman who lost
her virginity outside marriage should be stoned according Deuteronomy 22: 20, 21.
Violence and revenge are present either in the Torah or in the Koran.
Even suicide terrorists that put themselves to death for the Islam
because of “Intifada” are rewarded with beautiful virgins in a sensual
Paradise of earthly gifts.
And they are
hero of Old Testament, Samsom (right),
who put himself to
death, killing many more when he died than while he lived (Judges
Material gifts in the Old Covenant
In the Old
the material world took precedence over the spiritual lies in the fact
that all the promises made to men relate to material aspects, in terms of
goods, wealth, sons (physical continuity) and earthly glory (Genesis 15:13
and 14; Exodus 3:21 and 22; 12:35 and 36; Psalms 128:1 to 6).
15: 13, 14...
Jehovah said to him, "Know for certain that your descendants will be
strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and
mistreated four hundred years. But I will punish the nation they serve as
slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions".
Exodus 3:21, 22...
"And I will make the
Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you
will not go empty-handed. Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman
living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which
you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the
Exodus 12:35, 36...
Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of
silver and gold and for clothing. The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably
disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they
plundered the Egyptians".
Plundering is a shameful behavior for someone who intends to be “Holy”.
Ordering plunder is worse!
Psalm 128: 1 until 6... "Blessed
are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of
your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a
fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around
your table. Thus is the man blessed who fears the Lord. May the Lord bless
you from Zion all the days of your life; may you see the prosperity of
Jerusalem, and may you live to see your children's children. Peace be upon
Silver and Gold - 666
In Haggai 2:8 Jehovah says:
“The silver is mine and the gold is mine”.
When Jehovah intended to
reward somebody in the Old
he gave gifts like material possessions, riches, descendants, power and
victory at wars.
rewarded the fidelity of Job with new sons and daughters, farmers, sheep,
camels, oxen and donkeys (Job 42:12).
blessed Abraham giving him
numerous descendants and material prosperity (Genesis 13:2 and 24:1).
enriched Salomon so that in his lifetime he had no equal among kings (1
Kings 3:13) but these riches were not beneficial to him because through them
he took many wives to him and became an idolatrous. The weight of the gold
that Salomon received yearly was 666 talents according to 1 Kings 10:14
(this number is also associated to the Beast of Revelation 13:18). What an
evil reward from Jehovah received
in the Torah about the “commercial” proposal of Jacob to Jehovah: If you
give me food to eat and clothes to wear I will give you a tenth (Genesis
28:20). It is the famous law of “give and take”.
The same interest on
earthly gifts is present also at the Koran’s principles,
because both in
the Torah and in the Koran, searching for material gifts is stimulated. The prophet from Koran, Muhammad, became rich after his marriage with a
fifteen years old widow called Khadidja.
Spiritual gifts in the New Covenant
Covenant, all the
promises made by Jesus relate to spiritual things, in a heavenly home free
of material needs and earthly interests (Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 1:12 and
Ephesians 1:3... "Praise
be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the
heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ".
Colossians 1:12, 13...
"Giving thanks to the
Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in
the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have
redemption, the forgiveness of sins".
Jesus’ disciples did not understand the real objective of their Master’s
mission, asking for leading roles and positions that they are anxious for in
the future kingdom, as we see in Matthew 20:20 and 21. At that time they had
still the doctrine of earthly gifts from OT.
20: 20 until 23...
Then the mother of Zebedee's
sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
"What is it you want?" he asked. She said, "Grant that one of these two sons
of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom."
"You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the
cup I am going to drink?" "We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "You
will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me
to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by
A new kingdom
Jesus said that the Son
of Man has nowhere to lay his head (Matthew 8:20).
how hard is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God. It is easier for a
camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the
kingdom of God (Luke 18:25).
Thus, Jesus considered dangerous the gifts and blessings that Jehovah
gave to his servants in the Old
because they tend to depart man from God.
He recommended us to seek for treasures on heaven instead of on the
earth (Matthew 6:19 and 20).
the Torah from
as well as in the Koran,
material gifts are
appreciated rather than spiritual gifts whereas in the
Gospel of Jesus from
Testament it is the