Narrated Ibn `Umar:
A Jew and a Jewess were brought to Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) on a charge of committing an illegal sexual intercourse. The Prophet (ﷺ) asked them. "What is the legal punishment (for this sin) in your Book (Torah)?" They replied, "Our priests have innovated the punishment of blackening the faces with charcoal and Tajbiya." `Abdullah bin Salam said, "O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ), tell them to bring the Torah." The Torah was brought, and then one of the Jews put his hand over the Divine Verse of the Rajam (stoning to death) and started reading what preceded and what followed it. On that, Ibn Salam said to the Jew, "Lift up your hand." Behold! The Divine Verse of the Rajam was under his hand. So Allah's Apostle ordered that the two (sinners) be stoned to death, and so they were stoned. Ibn `Umar added: So both of them were stoned at the Balat and I saw the Jew sheltering the Jewess.
It's seems very Pauline to me. Live by the law, die by the law.
If you think the Arabs do crazy things now, just imagine before Islam. Thats something to keep in mind.
The Torah has verses to actually stone your son to death in the courtyard infront of all your neighbours if he disobeys his parents or something along those lines.
The Rabbi's have the authority to make up stories and add fabrications to scriptures. It was nothing unusual for the time, and it was also common to have stories cooked up to scare kids and young couples. The Rabbi's acknowledge this universally about these stories.
Stoning was likely a 'harsh' punishment, but it would hard to have it be fatal from pebbles on the ground. To kill somone you would likely hang them to death which was done through most of history, even in the US till recently.
The message of Jesus was a good one - dont pass judgement. If God allowed the Muslims to happen, there must be a reason. It could be, that the middle east would be too peaceful and great if it was all Christians. So God gave us muslims hehehe..
Its POSSIBLE that Mohammed was sent as a profit to get Muslims established for many reasons. But before the Messiah comes, all of humanity must be aware of who he is. We're at a point of the world where they all know the story. Many just within the last 10 years due to the Internet.
He sent Jesus as his son wich eventually started off Islam. Everyone believing in God the creator. The rest dont. God knew how to speak to these people and keep them in line. After all, they were from the line of Ishmael. Go see what the Torah has to say about them you wont believe it they were able to predict this 2000 years before Islam was created.
God wants laypeople to have families and believe in him as the one God the creator above all else. He wants us to excersize free will.
The facts are, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, amd Jews are all in the same boat as far as theology. We're closely related. Its possible God used Mohammed as a profit. They are more monotheist than us and have a WAY LESS dovorce rate over all. Muslims have marriage regardless of looks. They really are closer to God to a large extent.
My beef is I dont like being called polythesit and excluded from the Jewish/Islam circle. The two of them think their both closer to one another because of circumscision, pork, and God. But theres a hate on both sides for one another that neither have for Christians. They think our 'born sinner' theology is blasphomous as well as our Holy Trinity Kabahlla style concept of God which doesnt sit well with me an millions of others pushing for reform.