Are Christians and Jews worship rabbi and priests and monk

YUSUFALI: They take their priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of Allah, and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary; yet they were commanded to worship but One Allah: there is no god but He. Praise and glory to Him: (Far is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).
PICKTHAL: They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One Allah. There is no Allah save Him. Be He Glorified from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)!

Meaning worship rabbi and monk

Explained how they took their rabbis and priests besides Allah as lords in the sense that they obeyed them in what they knew was forbidden by Allah. In other words, these rabbis and monks and priests would forbid something, which was made lawful to them by Allah, and they would obey them in that. Or they would make to them something lawful which was forbidden by Allah and they would obey them in that, like for instance with the Christians and the issue of multi-marriages, having more than one wife. The Christians have forbidden this even though Allah has made it lawful for them. And, in fact, they find that in their books the Prophets are mentioned having more than one wife. And likewise the Christians have made for themselves lawful to eat the flesh of swine, pig's meat, pork, and this is something, which has been forbidden by the laws of Allah. So they by them obeying them in these matters they have taken them as lords besides Allah
Rabbi and monk they give them self the authority as if they are God
by changing the teaching of Christianity according to them benefit


The pope during the time of the indulgence controversy was Leo X , who was pope from 1513-1521. He was the one who decided to begin selling indulgences

Martin Luther protested against the sale and abuse of indulgences and came to reject the teaching altogether. Since the Council of Trent (1562) the buying and selling of indulgences has been unlawful.

The Pope is as it were God on earth

The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God...."
"The Pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power, to whom has been intrusted by the omnipotent God direction not only of the earthly but also of the heavenly kingdom...."
"The Pope is of so great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws...."

Example of deviation of monk and priest

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Result of cutting and pasting
People today generally believe that there is only ONE Bible, and ONE version of any given verse of the Bible. As we have begun to see, this is far from true. All Bibles in our possession today (Such as the KJV, the NRSV, the NASV, NIV,...etc.) are the result of extensive cutting and pasting from these various manusc ripts with no single one being the definitive reference. There are countless cases where a paragraph shows up in one "ancient manuscr ipt" but is totally missing from many others. For instance, Mark 16:8-20 (twelve whole verses) is completely missing from the most ancient manuscr ipts available today but show up in more recent "ancient manuscr ipts." There are also many docu mented cases where even geographical locations are completely different from one ancient manuscr ipt to the next. For instance, in the "Samaritan Pentateuch manuscr ipt," Deuteronomy 27:4 speaks of "mount Gerizim,"while in the "Hebrew manuscr ipt" the exact same verse speaks of "mount Ebal." From Deuteronomy 27:12-13 we can see that these are two distinctly different locations. Similarly, Luke 4:44 in some "ancient manuscr ipts" mentions "Synagogues of Judea," others mention "Synagogues of Galilee." This is only a sampling, a comprehensive listing would require a book of its own."

Bart Ehram continues:

"Nonetheless, there are some kinds of te xtual changes for which it is difficult to account apart from the deliberate activity of a transcriber. When a scribe appended an additional twelve verses to the end of the Gospel of Mark, this can scarcely be attributed to mere oversight" [The Orthodox Corruption of scri pture, Bart Ehrman, pp. 27-28]

Examples of verses from the NT which scholars admit were interpolated into the NT t ext at a latter date and are in fact fabrications:


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