but st. john does not leave us in the air, guessing the true from the false. he gives us an acid test for recognising the true prophet, he says —

hereby know ye the spirit 1 of god: every spirit that confesseth that jesus christ is come in the flesh is of god.

(holy bible) 1 john 4: 2

according to john's own interpretation in verse one above the word "spirit" is synonymous with the word prophet so verse two "spirit of god" would mean prophet of god and "every spirit" would stand for every prophet you have a right to know as to what the holy prophet muhummed (pbuh) says about "jesus christ." 2

1. for spirit, read prophet

2. see "christ in islam" for detailed information of the high positon that jesus (pbuh) occupies in the house of islam

jesus christ (peace be upon him) is spoken by name no less than 25 times in the holy qur'an. he is honoured as —

isa ibn maryam (jesus, the son of mary)

an-nabi (the prophet)

as-saaliheen (the righteous)

kalimatu'llah (word of god)

ruhu-llah (spirit of god)

masih-ullah (christ of god)

behold the angels said: "o mary! god giveth thee glad tidings of a word from him: his name will be christ jesus, the son of mary, held in honour in this world and the hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to god-
(sura al-i-'imran) holy qur'an 3:45

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