C. Yes, but you will hardly assert that he dwells in the hearts of Christians
and abides with them for ever (John xiv. 16); yet it was to Christians that Christ was
speaking. The angel Gabriel is not the Holy Spirit. It was a strange way of
glorifying Christ to teach men that His doctrine was false, and that when He claimed to be
God's Son He was blaspheming. The rest of your argument is assertion, and you have not
fully answered mine. Besides, in Acts i. 4, 5, 8, Christ commanded His disciples, before
doing the work of evangelizing the world which He had enjoined on them (Acts i. 8; Matt.
xxviii. 19, 20) to "tarry in Jerusalem" until the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost,
came, assuring them that He would come "not many days hence" (Acts i. 5) Did
this mean that these specially chosen apostles were to wait nearly 600 years
in Jerusalem (Luke xxiv. 49) until Muhammad's coming? Long ages before that they were all
dead. Moreover, the promise was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Ghost
descended on them (Acts ii).
223. M. The early Christians understood that Christ foretold the coming of
another prophet, hence many of them believed on Manes (Mani) when he claimed to be the
Paraclete. This proves your explanation wrong and ours right. After all, the Bible is an
Eastern book, and you are from the West. We understand it better than you do.
C. It is to prove your understanding of the Bible that you accept the erroneous
explanation of Mani