Jesus Christ is no doubt a personality shared by both Islam and Christianity. No Muslim rejects Jesus Christ. That is why I find it repulsive for Christians to still preach Jesus to the Muslims. We accept all Prophets, we believed in them. Jesus Christ is nothing more than a Prophet of God according Islam. And all Prophets of God were His true servants. The position of Jesus in Islam is not debatable.
[Jesus] said, “Indeed, I am the servant of Allah . He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet” (Qur’an 19:30)
Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, “Be,” and he was.” (Qur’an 3:59)
“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.” (Qur’an 4:171)
Christians tend to bring forth a null argument that Jesus Christ was referred to as the “word of Allah” in the above verse. But it’s nothing ambiguous. The word here means what is described in the above verse I quoted before the last one (Qur’an 3:59). When Allah wants something to be, He says “be”, and by His Might, here it is!!
Qur’an is a no way for anyone who wants to prove the divinity of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him.
Bible…. Bible, yea.. Bible…
The best weapon in the arsenal of Christians is John 3:16, claiming Jesus is the son of God. It is quite illogical to claim the same son of God is the God himself. The new testament holds the remote control of what Christians think Jesus is. They press the most appropriate when needed. The same book that says Jesus is the son of God, claims the father of that son spoke from heaven to testify in the Sonship of the son and still says that it is the same God that came down as flesh. So it is the same God in flesh that spoke that was still in heaven?
Another weapon is John 1:1.
Professor Stadlin says: “The entire Gospel of John was written by one of the students of the Alexandrian school. One sect, in the second century, rejected this Gospel and everything that was attributed to John.”
Encyclopaedia Britannica says: “As for the gospel of John, it is undoubtedly fabricated. Its author wanted to pitch two of the disciples against one another, namely St. John and St. Matthew.”
This writer who appears in the text claimed that he was the disciple who was loved by the Messiah, and the Church took this at face value and affirmed that the writer was the disciple John, and it put his name on the book, even though the author was not John for certain. It is quite surprising that people still make connection between this philosopher who wrote the book in the second century, and the disciple John the fisherman.
Yoosuf al-Khoori says: “John wrote his Gospel at the end of his life, at the request of the bishops of Asia and elsewhere. The reason for that is that there were sects that denied the divinity of the Messiah, so they asked him to prove it, and to highlight that which Matthew, Mark and Luke had neglected in their Gospels.” (op.cit., p. 64)
Regardless of the doubts about the authorship of the Gospels in general, and of the Gospel of John in particular, the phrases that they quote from these Gospels do not support the point they are trying to make, rather it is a spider’s web to which they are clinging, as Allah says of them and others like them (interpretation of the meaning):
*“The likeness of those who take (false deities as) Awliya’ (protectors, helpers) other than Allaah is the likeness of a spider who builds (for itself) a house; but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider’s house if they but knew”* (Qur’an29:41)
The Bible in which it says that the Messiah is the son of God is the same Bible in which the lineage of the Messiah ends with Adam (peace be upon him), and he too is described as a son of God.
“Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli … the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God” [Luke 3:23-38]
This is the same Bible that describes Israel in the same terms: “Then say to Pharaoh, ‘This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son” [Exodus 4:22]
Something similar appears in the Book of Hosea: *“When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son”* [Hosea 11:1]
The same is said of Solomon (peace be upon him): “He said to me: ‘Solomon your son is the one who will build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father” [I Chronicles 28:6]
Were Adam, Israel and Solomon all other sons of God, before the Messiah (peace be upon him)? Exalted be Allah far above what they say!
If being a son of God makes Jesus to be God, all these peoples too would be Gods? Ohh.. I get it. Son of God is different from sons of God? Indeed, in the Gospel of John itself there is an explanation of what is meant by this being a son; it includes all the righteous servants of God, so there is nothing unique about Jesus or any other Prophet in this regard. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” [John 1:3]
Something similar appears in the Gospel of Matthew: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” [Matthew 5:8-9]
This usage of the word “son” in the language of the Bible is a metaphor for the righteous servant of God, without it implying anything special or unique about the way in which he is created, or describing him literally as the offspring of God. Hence John says: “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” [1 John 3:1]
For the same reason Adam is also called a son of God – exalted be Allah far above that.
“Jesus said, Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” [John 20:17]
Dear reader, please is it rational for a God to have another God? In one text he says that God is a father to them too, and that God is the God of them all.
Furthermore, the New Testament Greek word translated as ‘son’ are ‘pias’ and ‘paida’ which mean ‘servant,’ or ‘son in the sense of servant.’ These are translated to ‘son’ in reference to Jesus and ‘servant’ in reference to all others in some translations of the Bible. So, consistent with other verses, Jesus was merely saying that he is God’s servant.
Christians claim that in the birth of Jesus, there occurred the miracle of the incarnation of God in the form of a human being. To say that God became truly a human being invites a number of questions. Let us ask the following about the man-God Jesus:
What happened to his foreskin after his circumcision (Luke 2:21)? Did it ascend to heaven, or did it decompose as with any human piece of flesh?
During his lifetime what happened to his hair, nails, and blood that was shed from his wounds? Did the cells of his body die as ordinary human beings? If his body did not function in a truly human way, he could not be truly human as well as truly God. Yet, if his body functioned exactly in a human way, this would nullify any claim to divinity. It would be impossible for any part of God, even if incarnate, to decompose in any way and still be considered God. The everlasting, one God, in whole or in part, does not die, disintegrate, or decompose: ‘For I the Lord do not change.’ (Malachi 3:6)
THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS DENIED HE IS GOD:
“Jesus spoke to a man who had called him ‘good,’ asking him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.’ (Luke 18:19)
And he said to him, ‘Why are you asking me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.’ (Matthew 19:17)
If Jesus had been telling people that he was God, he would have complimented the man. Instead, Jesus rebuked him, denying he was good, that is, Jesus denied he was God.
THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD IS GREATER THAN JESUS:
‘My Father is greater than I’ (John 14:28)
‘My father is greater than all.’ (John 10:29)
Jesus cannot be God if God is greater than him. The Christian belief that the Father and son are equal is in direct contrast to the clear words from Jesus.
JESUS NEVER INSTRUCTED HIS DISCIPLES TO WORSHIP HIM:
‘When you pray, say Our Father which art in heaven.’ (Luke 11:2)
‘In that day, you shall ask me nothing. Whatsoever you ask of the Father in my name.’ (John 16:23)
‘The hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him.’ (John 4:23)
If Jesus was God, he would have sought worship for himself. Since he didn’t, instead he sought worship for God in the heavens, therefore, he was not God.
Does John 9:38 say Jesus was worshiped? Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. Same this as Mathew 14:33?
Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
The word used to describe what people did with Jesus (proskuneo ) was also used in Rev 3:9 where God says “…Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, …to come and bow down (same word– proskuneo ) at your feet….”
Therefore Jesus wasn’t being worshipped.
Even, if I am to buy the idea that he was worshiped by being bow to, that still doesn’t make him God. Those “area” boys also worship those “Baba alayes”, by falling at their feet, does that make them God?
If that is the case, then, Nebuchadnezzar worshiped Daniel, so Daniel too is God?*Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him. (Daniel 2:46)
As Peter was about to enter, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet to worship him.
Is Peter also God here?
JESUS SAYS HE IS JUST A MAN FROM GOD:
As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. (John 8:40)
If I may ask, a man who claims to hear from God is a servant of God or God?
My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me, yet not as I will, but as Thou will.
Jesus’ will is likewise autonomous from God’s Will. Jesus is seeking acquiescence to God’s will.
By myself, I can do nothing: I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who has sent me.
Jesus says, “by myself, I can do nothing.” This indicates that Jesus is relying upon his own relationship with God. He is not trying to “please himself” but rather is seeking to “please the one who sent him.” And this also proves that every miracle he did was through the power and might of God. He didn’t have the power of his own. Jesus Christ cleared every doubt that he was God when said..
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (John 17:3)
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