Islam as a Christian Heresy: 8 Quotes from St. John Damascene A.D. 749

In his passage on Concerning Heresies, his section on the superstition of the Ishmaelites is considerably longer than most. One reason for this attention could be his prolonged battles against iconoclasm, in which the influence of Islam was a significant factor. The following are selected sections from his passage on Islam.

1. Muhammed devised his own heresy

“There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist. They are descended from Ishmael, [who] was born to Abraham of Agar, and for this reason they are called both Agarenes and Ishmaelites… From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration.”

2. Christ’s shadow was crucified

“He says that there is one God, creator of all things, who has neither been begotten nor has begotten. He says that the Christ is the Word of God and His Spirit, but a creature and a servant, and that He was begotten, without seed, of Mary the sister of Moses and Aaron. For, he says, the Word and God and the Spirit entered into Mary and she brought forth Jesus, who was a prophet and servant of God. And he says that the Jews wanted to crucify Him in violation of the law, and that they seized His shadow and crucified this. But the Christ Himself was not crucified, he says, nor did He die, for God out of His love for Him took Him to Himself into heaven.”

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  1. Islam was created by a False Prophet of an Ancient Moon god, Allah.
    There was many plagiarized portions of the OT and NT. When Abraham, took his son Isiaic, to be sacrificed, and God stopped it on Mt, Moriah, the Islamic Faith twisted it to be Ishmael ( son of Egyptian maid, Hagar ! ) Yes, there is the Ishmaelites, the ppl from Ishmael, the Father of Arabs.
    An Arian gnostic monk was responsible for creating, a Prophet for this new Islamic Faith, using Mohammed Moustaffi. Mohammed claimed to have revelations, from the Allah directly. His wife Khadija, helped him gain prominence with his new Followers. Islam grew and grew and called others Infidels…….and want to convert all into Islam or Die!
    BTW, Jesus, their Prophet, is returning with the Mahdi, to kill the Christians( Beyond Belief….sick abomination!!!)
    Christ, is coming back, and he will Judge the Living and the Dead.
    The AntiChrist and Unbelievers will receive his Wrath into Damnation for Eternity!

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