Deu 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Who is the promised Prophet mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:18?
Note that whoever that Prophet is must be “a Prophet from among their brethren.” Therefore, the promised Prophet MUST be from Israel, and therefore MUST be a Jew.
This certainly rules out Muhammed as any possible fulfillment of this Bible prophecy.
The Bible indicates that our Lord Jesus Christ is “that Prophet” that should enter into this world. This can be easily discovered by searching out the related cross references. I will share these references in full below.
I have been having a considerable discussion of these matters with a Muslim, Carlos Bettencourt Serrao, who has posted many comments lately on the Real Bible Study Facebook page. That discussion does not appear here, so I will share just a part of it now:
The Muslim Challenge:
but lets not stop there ~ john the baptist in prison sends his deciples saying seek the man jesus and ask him “are you the one or do we seek another” jesus said “i pray the father that he send you “another” helper the comforter the spirit of truth “one like moses him who david calls lord” and thy shalt abide in him for ever”
nah here [hear] moses “there shall come one like ME “a warlord” from out your brotherin him you will hear? jesus they did not hear nor welcome him in the beginning but crucified him in the end? even jesus denies himself to be the messiah ~ hear nice ~ jesus the son of david ~asks the messiah whos son is he? so the diciples answerd “the son of david” ~jesus the son of david ~ replies “if the messiah were the son of david why does david call him lord and not son?” lord is ref to kingship a warlord like moses a warlord like david in “the lord said to my lord sit here till i make you enermies your foot stool” again this is not ref to jesus for jesus enermies percicuted him and nail him to the cross remember?
Mohammed is NOT the Prophet promised in Deuteronomy 18:18. Our Lord Jesus Christ IS the Prophet promised in Deuteronomy 18:18 according to the Bible itself.
10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
Act 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Act 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Act 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Act 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
Act 3:23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
Act 3:24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
Act 3:25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
Act 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
NOTE ESPECIALLY THIS QUESTION FROM JOHN THE BAPTIST:
Mat 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
Mat 11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
Mat 11:3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
THEN NOTE THE ANSWER JESUS GAVE:
Mat 11:4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
Mat 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Mat 11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is “THAT PROPHET” predicted to come. Anyone else who claims to be “that prophet” must be a FALSE PROPHET.
Jesus Christ plainly warned us not to follow or give heed or to be deceived by false prophets:
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.