Is the Old Testament from Satan?
We read from the New Testament in Matthew 5:33-37 the following:
33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
As a Muslim, I believe that the authentic Torah was inspired by God, however, Christianity teaches that the Old Testament is actually from Satan. In the above quote, swearing by anything, even God is considered to be a teaching from the evil one, i.e. Satan (John Gills’ Exposition refers to the evil one as the devil). This is interesting, if we go to the Psalms of David, 63:11 we read:
But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
Here we see that the Psalm says swearing by God, invokes the glory of God, the opposite of what Christ allegedly claims in the Gospel according to the anonymous author of Matthew. Furthermore, we read from Deuteronomy 6:13 the following:
13 Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
Let’s put this into perspective:
- Swearing/ Oath taking is from Satan (Matthew 5:37).
- YHWH says that swearing/ oath taking should be done in His name (Deuteronomy 6:13).
- The Psalms of David says that swearing/ oath taking is virtuous (Psalm 63:11).
- Therefore both Deuteronomy and the Psalms of David are from Satan.
We already have demonstrated that Paul claims to have been possessed by a demon in 2 Corinthians 12, which leaves 13 of the Pauline Epistles of the 27 books of the New Testament to have been authored by a man possessed by a Satanic demon. Now we are reading that Deuteronomy and the Psalms of David, according to Christ in the Gospel of Matthew contains teachings inspired from Satan. It can also be said that if the teaching of oath taking in God’s name is a Satanic teaching and in Deuteronomy 6:13, YHWH commands this, then Christ is referring to YHWH as Satan!
If both the Old and New Testaments are inspired by Satan, why do you still believe in them as scripture?