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Who Truly is Jesus (Eesa ibn Mariam) and Misconceptions about Him

May 23, 2017 Comparative Religion 2

All praise be to Allah to whom all dignity, honour and glory are due; the Unique with perfect attributes; Who begets not and nor is He begotten. He has no equal but He is the Almighty, the Omnipotent. He sent His Prophets to guide humanity towards monotheism to worship Him alone, the ONLY ONE worthy of worship, and to warn mankind of eternal dire consequences of polytheism (associating partners with God and the worship of creatures). May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon all His prophets especially upon Prophet Muhammed pbuh the seal of the Prophets, and on all who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Resurrection.

Allah SWT says:

ادْعُ إِلٰى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ ۖ وَجٰدِلْهُمْ بِالَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنْ ضَلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِۦ ۖ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
“Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.”
(QS. An-Nahl 16: Verse 125)

لَآ إِكْرَاهَ فِى الدِّينِ ۖ قَد تَّبَيَّنَ الرُّشْدُ مِنَ الْغَىِّ ۚ فَمَنْ يَكْفُرْ بِالطّٰغُوتِ وَيُؤْمِنۢ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ اسْتَمْسَكَ بِالْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقٰى لَا انْفِصَامَ لَهَا ۗ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
“There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.”
(QS. Al-Baqarah 2: Verse 256)

The Bible also says

“Come now,” says Adonai , “let’s talk this over together…
Isaiah 1:18 CJB

But do test everything — hold onto what is good, but keep away from every form of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:21‭-‬22 CJB

For so many centuries and even till present day, many Muslims and Christians have varying views of who truly the Messiah, who is mostly known as Eesa ibn Mariam or Jesus who in his native language is Yehoshua or Eshua (Syrian Aramaic). People give him so many attributes or see him as 1,2 or all of the following:

1. Jesus is God Almighty
2. Jesus is the Son of God
3. Jesus is the Son of Man
4. Jesus is a Prophet of God
5. Jesus is the Messiah/Christ
6. Jesus is the second part of the God-head (Trinity)

After careful research on both scriptures, permit me to say this that

– I am not claiming but clarifying
– I am not assuming but justifying
– And I am not trying to confuse but convince beyond all reasonable doubts the identity of Jesus.

My approach to this topic would be based majorly using 5 distinct guidelines which would conclusively help to identify who exactly Jesus is.

1. What the Quran says regarding who Jesus was
2. Why do Christians have to care what the Quran says about this
3. What are the reasons for our opinions about Jesus
4. Who did Jesus think he was and who did the random people around him think he was.
5. Clear cut proof that Jesus is not God.

WHAT THE QURAN SAYS REGARDING WHO JESUS WAS

A virgin giving birth to him

Allah SWT says:

قَالَتْ رَبِّ أَنّٰى يَكُونُ لِى وَلَدٌ وَلَمْ يَمْسَسْنِى بَشَرٌ ۖ قَالَ كَذٰلِكِ اللَّهُ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ ۚ إِذَا قَضٰىٓ أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ ۥ كُنْ فَيَكُونُ
“She said, My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me? [The angel] said, Such is Allah; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.”
(QS. Ali ‘Imran 3: Verse 47)

He is a prophet and doer of miracles

Allah SWT says:

وَرَسُولًا إِلٰى بَنِىٓ إِسْرٰٓءِيلَ أَنِّى قَدْ جِئْتُكُمْ بِئَايَةٍ مِّنْ رَّبِّكُمْ ۖ أَنِّىٓ أَخْلُقُ لَكُمْ مِّنَ الطِّينِ كَهَيْئَةِ الطَّيْرِ فَأَنْفُخُ فِيهِ فَيَكُونُ طَيْرًۢا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۖ وَأُبْرِئُ الْأَكْمَهَ وَالْأَبْرَصَ وَأُحْىِ الْمَوْتٰى بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۖ وَأُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِمَا تَأْكُلُونَ وَمَا تَدَّخِرُونَ فِى بُيُوتِكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذٰلِكَ لَءَايَةً لَّكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُّؤْمِنِينَ
“And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah. And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah. And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.”
(QS. Ali ‘Imran 3: Verse 49)

مَّا الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ إِلَّا رَسُولٌ قَدْ خَلَتْ مِنْ قَبْلِهِ الرُّسُلُ وَأُمُّهُ ۥ صِدِّيقَةٌ ۖ كَانَا يَأْكُلَانِ الطَّعَامَ ۗ انْظُرْ كَيْفَ نُبَيِّنُ لَهُمُ الْأَايٰتِ ثُمَّ انْظُرْ أَنّٰى يُؤْفَكُونَ
“The Messiah, son of Mary, was not but a messenger; [other] messengers have passed on before him. And his mother was a supporter of truth. They both used to eat food. Look how We make clear to them the signs; then look how they are deluded.”
(QS. Al-Ma’idah 5: Verse 75)

وَإِذْ قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ يٰبَنِىٓ إِسْرٰٓءِيلَ إِنِّى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ مُّصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَىَّ مِنَ التَّوْرٰىةِ وَمُبَشِّرًۢا بِرَسُولٍ يَأْتِى مِنۢ بَعْدِى اسْمُهُ ۥ ٓ أَحْمَدُ ۖ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُمْ بِالْبَيِّنٰتِ قَالُوا هٰذَا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
“And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad. But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, This is obvious magic.”
(QS. As-Saff 61: Verse 6)

The Bible also affirms

“Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man accredited and pointed out and attested to you by God with [the power to perform] miracles and wonders and signs which God worked through Him in your [very] midst, just as you yourselves know–
ACTS 2:22 AMP

He answered, “I was commissioned by God and sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
MATTHEW 15:24 AMP

“I can do nothing on my own initiative or authority. Just as I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just (fair, righteous, unbiased), because I do not seek My own will, but only the will of Him who sent Me.
JOHN 5:30 AMP

He confirms he was of the ranks of the prophets

Allah SWT says:

وَزَكَرِيَّا وَيَحْيٰى وَعِيسٰى وَإِلْيَاسَ ۖ كُلٌّ مِّنَ الصّٰلِحِينَ
“And Zechariah and John and Jesus and Elias – and all were of the righteous.”
(QS. Al-An’am 6: Verse 85)

He was strengthened of the Holy Spirit

Allah SWT says:

وَلَقَدْ ءَاتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتٰبَ وَقَفَّيْنَا مِنۢ بَعْدِهِۦ بِالرُّسُلِ ۖ وَءَاتَيْنَا عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ الْبَيِّنٰتِ وَأَيَّدْنٰهُ بِرُوحِ الْقُدُسِ ۗ أَفَكُلَّمَا جَآءَكُمْ رَسُولٌۢ بِمَا لَا تَهْوٰىٓ أَنْفُسُكُمُ اسْتَكْبَرْتُمْ فَفَرِيقًا كَذَّبْتُمْ وَفَرِيقًا تَقْتُلُونَ
“And We did certainly give Moses the Torah and followed up after him with messengers. And We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear proofs and supported him with the Pure Spirit. But is it [not] that every time a messenger came to you, [O Children of Israel], with what your souls did not desire, you were arrogant? And a party [of messengers] you denied and another party you killed.”
(QS. Al-Baqarah 2: Verse 87)

He was given the Injeel which verifies the Torah

Allah SWT says:

وَقَفَّيْنَا عَلٰىٓ ءَاثٰرِهِمْ بِعِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ مُصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ مِنَ التَّوْرٰىةِ ۖ وَءَاتَيْنٰهُ الْإِنْجِيلَ فِيهِ هُدًى وَنُورٌ وَمُصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ مِنَ التَّوْرٰىةِ وَهُدًى وَمَوْعِظَةً لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ
“And We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for the righteous.”
(QS. Al-Ma’idah 5: Verse 46)

The Bible also affirms

And He went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news (gospel) of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people [demonstrating and revealing that He was indeed the promised Messiah].
MATTHEW 4:23 AMP

For I have never spoken on My own initiative or authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment regarding what to say and what to speak. I know that His commandment is eternal life. So the things I speak, I speak [in accordance with His exact instruction,] just as the Father has told Me.”
JOHN 12:49‭-‬50 AMP

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one [the only God]!
DEUTERONOMY 6:4 AMP

Jesus answered, “The first and most important one is: ‘H ear , O I srael , the Lord our G od is one Lord ;
MARK 12:29 AMP

The Prophecy of his birth as a Messiah to Mariam

Allah SWT says:

إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلٰٓئِكَةُ يٰمَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِّنْهُ اسْمُهُ الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ وَجِيهًا فِى الدُّنْيَا وَالْأَاخِرَةِ وَمِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ
“[And mention] when the angels said, O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah].”
(QS. Ali ‘Imran 3: Verse 45)

WHY DO CHRISTIANS HAVE TO CARE ABOUT WHAT THE QURAN SAYS

“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me [Moses] from among you, from your countrymen (brothers, brethren). You shall listen to him. This is according to all that you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb (Mount Sinai) on the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear the voice of the Lord my God again, nor see this great fire anymore, so that I will not die.’ ~‘I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
DEUTERONOMY 18:15‭-‬16‭, ‬18 AMP
http://bible.com/1588/deu.18.15-18.AMP

So many Christians and perhaps apologists try to argue about the reference I just highlighted. The Israelites in this verse were camped in Mount Sinai which is in present day Saudi Arabia and perhaps very close to Medina. The word COUNTRYMEN which in Hebrew is הארץ has been translated wrongly to mean brethren. The codex siniaticus which is the oldest and most reliable manuscript can attest to this. The countrymen of the Israelites then were the Ishmaelites. Alhamdulillah the Amplified Version of the Bible took this into cognizance and used the right word COUNTRYMEN.

So who actually is that prophet in the verse. Some of my christian brothers do argue it is Jesus. Hmnnn… Do they not know that they have their shocker in their Bibles

and that He may send [to you] Jesus, the Christ, who has been appointed for you, whom heaven must keep until the time for the [complete] restoration of all things about which God promised through the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. Moses said, ‘T he Lord G od will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your countrymen ; you shall listen to H im and obey everything He tells you. ~‘And it will be that every person that does not listen to and heed that Prophet will be utterly destroyed from among the people.’
ACTS 3:20‭-‬23 AMP

I do ask my Christian friends this funny and shocking question WHEN IS THE TIME OF RESTORATION PROPHESIED BY PETER?

In the verse here, Peter is said to be filled with the Holy Spirit whom many Christians say is the Spirit of Truth. Jesus had ascended to the Father here and Peter said he would be held up before his second coming and the time of restoration would come and the prophesy of Moses about a Prophet from the county of the Ishmaelites to come.

Now the question…WHO IS THAT PROPHET LIKE MOSES?… Definitely no other Prophet had similar lifestyle, revelations of God message, Royalty in terms of public administration and prophethood like prophet Mohammed pbuh.

Do you think I don’t know what I just justified? Please read the verses below and tell me if it doesn’t talk about Prophet Mohammed pbuh

“Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My Chosen One in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations. “He will not call out or shout aloud, Nor make His voice heard in the street. “A broken reed He will not break [off] And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish [He will not harm those who are weak and suffering]; He will faithfully bring forth justice. “He will not be disheartened or crushed [in spirit]; [He will persevere] until He has established justice on the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law.” This is what God the Lord says, He who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its produce, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk on it, “I am the Lord , I have called You (the Messiah) in righteousness [for a righteous purpose], I will also take You by the hand and keep watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people [Israel], As a light to the nations (Gentiles), To open the eyes of the blind, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who sit in darkness from the prison. “I am the Lord , that is My Name; My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved idols.
ISAIAH 42:1‭-‬8 AMP

Now Hagar is (represents) Mount Sinai in Arabia and she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
GALATIANS 4:25 AMP

Concerning Kedar and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated. Thus says the Lord , “Arise, go up against Kedar And destroy the men of the east.
JEREMIAH 49:28 AMP

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of Jehovah is risen upon thee. For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And nations shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: they all gather themselves together, they come to thee; thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be carried in the arms. Then thou shalt see and be radiant, and thy heart shall thrill and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned unto thee, the wealth of the nations shall come unto thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praises of Jehovah. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee; they shall come up with acceptance on mine ALTAR; and I will glorify the HOUSE of my glory.
Isaiah 60:1‭-‬7 ASV

I guess our Christian brothers now see that Mohammed was indeed prophesied about in their scriptures, the Kaaba which is the alter of the Lord and His House was also mentioned not forgetting the name KEDAR which is where? …in Mecca!!!

WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR OUR OPINIONS REGARDING JESUS

Allah SWT says:

يٰٓأَهْلَ الْكِتٰبِ لَا تَغْلُوا فِى دِينِكُمْ وَلَا تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلَّا الْحَقَّ ۚ إِنَّمَا الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ وَكَلِمَتُهُ ۥ ٓ أَلْقٰىهَآ إِلٰى مَرْيَمَ وَرُوحٌ مِّنْهُ ۖ فَئَامِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِۦ ۖ وَلَا تَقُولُوا ثَلٰثَةٌ ۚ انْتَهُوا خَيْرًا لَّكُمْ ۚ إِنَّمَا اللَّهُ إِلٰهٌ وٰحِدٌ ۖ سُبْحٰنَهُ ۥ ٓ أَنْ يَكُونَ لَهُ ۥ وَلَدٌ ۘ لَّهُ ۥ مَا فِى السَّمٰوٰتِ وَمَا فِى الْأَرْضِ ۗ وَكَفٰى بِاللَّهِ وَكِيلًا
“O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, Three; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.”
(QS. An-Nisa’ 4: Verse 171)

Gospel of Mark (unknown author) written around 70CE

Gospels of Matthew and Luke (anonymous authors) written around 80-85CE (copied 90% of Mark and the rest are fabrications by other anonymous scribes)

Gospel of John (anonymous author) written around 90-110 CE

WHO DID JESUS SAY HE WAS AND WHO DID THE RANDOM PEOPLE AROUND HIM THINK HE WAS

Peter says he is Christ

Then Jesus and His disciples went out to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” They answered Him, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.” And He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter replied to Him, “You [in contrast to the others] are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed).”
MARK 8:27‭-‬29 AMP

Gospel of Matthew adds Son of God

Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), the Son of the living God.”
MATTHEW 16:16 AMP

People were confused who he was

Listening to these words, some of the people said, “This is certainly the Prophet!” Others said, “This is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed)!” But others said, “Surely the Christ is not going to come out of Galilee, is He? Does the Scripture not say that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?”
JOHN 7:40‭-‬42 AMP

These 2 verses refuted each other

and a voice came out of heaven saying: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased and delighted!”
MARK 1:11 AMP

And the Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You have never heard His voice nor seen His form [His majesty and greatness–what He is like].
JOHN 5:37 AMP

Jesus said he is a messenger

Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true [supreme and sovereign] God, and [in the same manner know] Jesus [as the] Christ whom You have sent.
JOHN 17:3 AMP

Jesus said He is a Prophet

Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor (respect) except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.”
MARK 6:4 AMP


A disciple called him a mediator and a man not God

For there is [only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus,
1 TIMOTHY 2:5 AMP

Angel Gabriel calls Jesus Holy thing

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that HOLY THING which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Luke 1:35 KJV

Jesus Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee

And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
MATTHEW 21:11 AMP

CUT OUT PROOF JESUS IS NOT GOD

I have had some encounters with some Christians who hide under the logic that man begets man and God should beget God. They hide under the verses of John 3:16 and John 1:1. Some Muslims begin to wonder can this be true. Little did these Christians know that the author of John made a nasty mistake by adding the word ONLY to John 3:16. Was Jesus the only one having such attribute or authority? Please read

the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
LUKE 3:38 AMP

“I will declare the decree of the Lord : He said to Me, ‘You are My Son; This day [I proclaim] I have begotten You.
PSALM 2:7 AMP

Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord , “Israel is My son, My firstborn.
EXODUS 4:22 AMP

“They will come with weeping [in repentance and for joy], And by [their] prayer [for the future] I will lead them; I will make them walk by streams of waters, On a straight path in which they will not stumble, For I am a Father to Israel, And Ephraim (Israel) is My firstborn.”
JEREMIAH 31:9 AMP

“Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favor] are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they will [express His character and] be called the sons of God.
MATTHEW 5:9 AMP

Now there was a day when the sons of God (angels) came to present themselves before the Lord , and Satan (adversary, accuser) also came among them.
JOB 1:6 AMP

For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
ROMANS 8:14 AMP

So is Jesus still the Only Son of God?

Infact the son of Man he calls himself is not also a special attribute

Moreover, He said to me, “Son of man, behold (listen carefully), I am going to break the staff of bread [that supports life] in Jerusalem; and they shall eat bread [rationed] by weight and [eat it] with anxiety and fear, and drink water by measure and [drink it] in horror [of the impending starvation],
EZEKIEL 4:16 AMP

Then He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet and I will speak to you.” And He said to me, “I am sending you, son of man, to the children of Israel, to a rebellious people [in both the north and the south] that have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have sinned and revolted against Me to this very day. “As for you, son of man, listen to what I say to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I am giving you.”
EZEKIEL 2:1‭, ‬3‭-‬3‭, ‬8 AMP

However, God said He is not a man and neither the son of man

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken and will He not make it good and fulfill it?
NUMBERS 23:19 AMP

Jesus didn’t fulfil any of these qualities of God as explained in Numbers 23:19. Here are clear verses that shows he couldn’t

For there is [only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus,
1 TIMOTHY 2:5 AMP

Nevertheless I must travel on today and tomorrow and the day after that–for it cannot be that a prophet would die outside of Jerusalem.
LUKE 13:33 AMP
(Where is Golgotha?)

Jesus said to him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
LUKE 23:43 AMP
(How true is this statement?)

If Jesus is God, Is there another God somewhere?

About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud [agonized] voice, “E li , E li , lama sabachthani ?” that is, “M y G od , M y G od , why have Y ou forsaken M e ?”
MATTHEW 27:46 AMP

Jesus said to her, “ Do not hold Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”
JOHN 20:17 AMP

How can you believe [in Me], when you [seek and] receive glory and approval from one another, and yet you do not seek the glory and approval which comes from the one and only God?
JOHN 5:44 AMP

WHY ARE THERE MISCONCEPTIONS?

Paul changes the law of Moses and was asked to repent

Now they have been told about you, that you are teaching all the Jews who are living among the Gentiles to turn away from [the Law of] Moses, advising them not to circumcise their children or to live according to the [Mosaic] customs. What then should be done? They will certainly hear that you have arrived. Therefore do just what we tell you. We have four men who have taken a vow;
ACTS 21:21‭-‬23 AMP

Paul preached Jesus will come back in his lifetime

For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel and with the [blast of the] trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain [on the earth] will simultaneously be caught up (raptured) together with them [the resurrected ones] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord!
1 THESSALONIANS 4: 16-17 AMP

PAUL IS THE AUTHOR OF THESE MISCONCEPTIONS

In conclusion,

Allah SWT says:

وَقَوْلِهِمْ إِنَّا قَتَلْنَا الْمَسِيحَ عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلٰكِنْ شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ ۚ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ لَفِى شَكٍّ مِّنْهُ ۚ مَا لَهُمْ بِهِۦ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِلَّا اتِّبَاعَ الظَّنِّ ۚ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ يَقِينًۢا
“And [for] their saying, Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah. And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.”
(QS. An-Nisa’ 4: Verse 157)

The Bible also confirms this

Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.
PSALM 20:6 AMP

And after going a little farther, He fell face down and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible [that is, consistent with Your will], let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”
MATTHEW 26:39 AMP

In the days of His earthly life, Jesus offered up both [specific] petitions and [urgent] supplications [for that which He needed] with fervent crying and tears to the One who was [always] able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission toward God [His sinlessness and His unfailing determination to do the Father’s will].
HEBREWS 5:7 AMP

Therefore, give orders to have the tomb made secure and safeguarded until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last deception [the reporting of His resurrection] will be worse than the first [the reporting that He is the Messiah].”
MATTHEW 27:64 AMP

So dear brethren since the Messiah wasn’t on the cross, who was?

Stay tuned!

Funsho Animashaun

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2 Responses

  1. Bello Kareemat says:

    Wow! This is a clear truth

  2. Nafeesat Omolewa says:

    truth for d truth seeker

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