Muslims ambitiously pronounced a derivative statement to have said that Muhammad is the comforter, the spirit of truth spoken of in the scriptures. They relate a spirit to a prophet by invoking the participation of a biblical pronouncement as it say:
1 John 4:1-2
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
By self-interpreting the scriptures, they withheld the participation of context and inscribed the despicable method of twisted analogy. Therefore, being said as “try the spirits bec many false prophets appeared”, they desperately relate spirits as indeed the prophets to be tried, whereas nothing of such sort is directly stated, nor by context implied a reality of such lopsided notion. They make hasty conclusion therefore to inject Muhammad in the picture as a spirit being a prophet himself as claimed.
But lets look at it in a contextual and in-depth analysis. Are prophets indeed spirits? What does it mean by trying the spirits? Is it trying the prophets?
Words are spirits.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Therefore trying the spirits is trying the words the prophets have been preaching. Is this spirit man-made or is it divinely sanctioned?
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
Nothing in context suggest anything to that regards that say spirits are prophets bec spirits are internal matters, it exists within the human self.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Much so, a spirit has no trace of being physical or much to it distinction, is never human.
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
Therefore, to say that prophets are spirits is utter ignorance of truth. So to say that Muhammad is the comforter or the spirit of truth is nonetheless, spoken in great delusion to have it as an attempt to validate unrealistic suggestions.
No. Muhammad was never the comforter, much so, a spirit.
How could he have been the spirit of truth when he is not in perfect harmony with the apostles as it say:
1 John 4:6
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us (apostles); he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
This simple test, is trying the spirits, and by this Muhammad failed. Therefore by deflecting from the apostles’ preaching, he has exposed himself to be having an spirit of error, falsifying in essence, the claim that he is the spirit of truth.