(i) it may be noted that no biblical scholar of any standing has ever equated the "paracletos" of john in the original greek with the holy ghost. now we can say with one breath that if the comforter is the "holy spirit" then that holy spirit is the holy prophet!

as muslims we acknowledge that every true prophet of god is holy and without sin. but whenever the expression "the holy prophet" is used among muslims it is universally accepted as referring to the holy prophet muhummed (pbuh). so even if we accept the above incongruous saying — "the comforter which is the holy spirit," as gospel truth, even then this prophecy will fit muhummed (pbuh) like a glove, without any stretching of its meaning.

the same john, who is supposed to have authored the gospel bearing his name, also penned three more epistles which are also part of the christian bible. amazingly he has used the same terminology of "holy spirit" for "holy prophet."

beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they

are of god; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

(holy bible) 1 john 4: 1

you can observe that the word spirit is used here synonymously with a prophet. a true spirit is a true prophet, and a false spirit is a false prophet but for the so-called "born-again" christians who see only with eyes of emotion, i recommend that they lay their hands on c.i. scofield's authorized king lames version of the bible who with an editorial committee of 9 d.d.’s adding their notes and comments. when they come to the first word "spirit" in the above verse they should give a notation to compare it with matthew 7: 15 which confirms that false prophets are false spirits. so according to st. john the holy spirit is the holy prophet, and the holy prophet is muhummed (pbuh) the messenger of god.

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