Paraclete had come upon them, but to remain at Jerusalem until this promise was fulfilled (Luke
xxiv. 49; Acts i. 4, 8). Did this mean that they should wait until Muhammad's claim to be a prophet
was made, nearly 600 years afterwards? By that time they were all dead. Moreover, as we have seen,
the promise was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost (Acts ii), just after Christ's Ascension. Then,
rightly understanding their duty, they began their task of preaching the Gospel throughout the
world. It is clear therefore that in the promise of the coming of the Paraclete no reference to
Muhammad can be found.
10. In 1 John iv. 2, 3, some have endeavoured to prove that "the Spirit of God" denotes
Muhammad. But no true Muslim ever gives Muhammad such a title. Some say that, in accordance with ver.
2, Muhammad taught that Jesus Christ had "come in the flesh" because he denied Christ's
Deity and affirmed that He was a mere man. But "to come in the flesh" is an unmeaning
phrase, if applied to a mere man. In reality the verse condemns the Docetic view that Christ had
only a phantom body, and not a real human one. The belief that Christ was a mere man is condemned in
scathing terms in this very Epistle (I John ii. 22, 23; v. 5, 9-13, 20). Hence the deduction which
scholars draw from I John iv. 2, 3, is not one which in any way confirms Muhammad's claims.
11. Jude 14, 15. Some people have ventured to assert that "the Lord" in this passage is
Muhammad, and that the "executing judgement" denotes his being "the Prophet with the
Sword" and waging war with his enemies. But no true Muslim can hold this view, for the title
(الرّبّ) belongs to God, and in the Qur'an (compare Surah ix, At Taubah, ver. 31)
is given to Him only. Enoch's prophecy which is quoted by Jude refers to Christ's second Advent,
when He will judge the world (Dan. vii. 13, 14; Matt. xxiv. 29-51; 2 Thess. i. 6-10; Rev. i. 7; xix.
11-21). The title "Lord" is often applied to Christ in the