WAS JESUS CHRIST (PBUH) SENT TO MANKIND?
This is one of the tactics the Christian preachers use in converting Muslims who have petite knowledge about Islam into the doctrine of Paul. It is sometimes shocking when I see pastors and evangelist saying “you must accept Jesus as your personal lord and Saviour or else you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” as if Jesus (Pbuh) was even sent to the whole mankind. If Jesus Christ (Pbuh) was not sent to mankind then this preaching is false.
Let us quickly shed light on this topic.
Allah (S.W.T) revealed to Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) that, we have sent messengers before you to their respective people in several places in the Glorious Qur’an.
وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ رُسُلًا إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِمْ فَجَآءُوهُم بِٱلْبَيِّنَٰتِ فَٱنتَقَمْنَا مِنَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَجْرَمُوا۟ ۖ وَكَانَ حَقًّا عَلَيْنَا نَصْرُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And We have already sent messengers before you to their peoples, and they came to them with clear evidences; then We took retribution from those who committed crimes, and incumbent upon Us was support of the believers.”
The bible agrees with this verse by saying Jesus (Pbuh) will be sent to save his people.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall SAVE HIS PEOPLE from their sins.”
Now who are his people? Let us look at the below verses
إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا عَبْدٌ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَيْهِ وَجَعَلْنَٰهُ مَثَلًۭا لِّبَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ
“Jesus was not but a servant upon whom We bestowed favor, and We made him an example for the Children of ISRAEL.”
“Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise RAISED UNTO ISRAEL a Saviour, Jesus”
MY CASE AGAINST YAHWEH knowislam.com.ng/2017/06/08/my-case-against-yahweh/
Now, if any Christian disagree with the above evidences that Christ is not sent to the whole world, then let ask Jesus Christ (Pbuh):
A Canaanite woman’s daughter was possessed by a demon, and she came to meet Jesus Christ for deliverance, let read the below verses
“22. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.”
But he answered and said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the HOUSE OF ISRAEL.”
He warned his twelve disciples not to go to the gentiles and Samaritans.
5. “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not.”
6. “But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
It is crystal clear that he was not sent to the world, but to the Israelites alone.
HIS RESTRICTED MISSION
Jesus Christ (Pbuh) mission was restricted and time bond. He was only sent to the Israelite during his time, and that is why he said in the book of St john.
12. “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.”
13. “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
Note: Prophet Mohammad (SAW) is the Prophet that came after Jesus (Pbuh), and he was the last and final Messenger from Allah (God)
Jesus Christ (Pbuh) knew his message was time bond, and that is why he said in the book of john chapter 9 verse 5
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Above is a conditional tense that distinctly shows his mission is restricted.
Below is another verse from the glorious Qur’an
وَإِذْ قَالَ عِيسَى ٱبْنُ مَرْيَمَ يَٰبَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ إِنِّى رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَيْكُم مُّصَدِّقًۭا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَىَّ مِنَ ٱلتَّوْرَىٰةِ وَمُبَشِّرًۢا بِرَسُولٍۢ يَأْتِى مِنۢ بَعْدِى ٱسْمُهُۥٓ أَحْمَدُ ۖ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُم بِٱلْبَيِّنَٰتِ قَالُوا۟ هَٰذَا سِحْرٌۭ مُّبِينٌۭ
“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.”
Jesus (Pbuh) answered: ” For all the Prophets, that are one hundred and forty-four thousand, whom God hath sent into the world, have spoken darkly. But after me shall come the Splendour of all the prophets and holy ones, and shall shed light upon the darkness of all that the prophets have said, because he is the messenger of God.”
Gospel of Barnabas page17: Chapter 17 paragraph 3.
May Almighty Allah guide us to the straight path. Ameen.
Bashir Habeeb A. @knowislam.com.ng