Christ in Islam: Does the Muslim view of Christ contradict the Biblical Christ?

Jesus Christ in Islam: Does the Muslim view of Jesus contradict the Biblical Jesus Christ?



In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Prophet Muhammad his family and companions
Peace be upon the Prophets and Messengers of Allah Almighty LORD of all Creations

In this article, we would like to make Christian brothers and sisters to be familiarise with the Muslim Jesus Christ through the New Testament referencing. I hope this will enlighten our brothers and sisters in humanity and enlighten  those who seek the truth about God and Christ son of Mary (Peace be upon them)

JESUS CHRIST (PEACE BE UPON HIM) IN ISLAM AND IN THE BIBLE-A PARALLEL VIEW:

CHRIST IS SUPPORTED BY HOLY SPIRIT:

Quran 2:87 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 Holy 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.

Bible: Luke 4:14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit,

Acts 2:33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.

Comments: The Gospel testifies that Christ (Peace be upon him) was moving in the power of Holy Spirit.

Quran 2:136 Say, [O believers], "We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him."

Comments: In Islam, you have to believe and accept all the Prophets and Messengers of God! There is no cherry picking or making sects after the message of God's elect.  The Final Prophet (Nabi Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him) reformed and unified all the Messages given to the Previous Prophets and Messengers and sealed it with his seal, and no body can alter or destroy it until the Last Hour.

Quran 3:103 And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you - when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided., 

Through this verses we can see that Islam command to love your brother as yourself , and God Almighty has saved believers from the Fire, while they love one another and remain as one body, not divisions. Furthermore , Nabi Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) says that those who became divisions and sects  (72 sects) will not be saved from the Fire.

Quran 6:159 Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects - you, [O Muhammad], are not [associated] with them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to Allah ; then He will inform them about what they used to do.

This verse also prove that, the evil actions of those sects and groups have nothing to do with Islam. And those who misuse the evil works of new sects and groups to attack and condemn Islam are only doing a vain work to satisfy their own ego!. Islam command to adhere to the main body and it's chiefs, who were the creed of Scholars and Caliphs. The last legitimate Caliphate was Ottoman Empire, after that since 1920s Muslims either follow the creed of the Ottoman scholars (who were Hanafi and Sufi) or follow new sects and groups which our Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) prohibited to take part in!. see our previous articles.

What is given to Christ from the LORD is the Gospel. That is direct revelations and commandments from God Almighty. While today's Gospels are not according to "Jesus Christ" but written according to Mark,Matthew,Luke and John!.  It not only contains some words of Christ (it's equal is Hadiths in Islamic traditions) and some Historical accounts from unknown and known sources. Muslims are asking for that Gospel. 

Quran 2:253 Those messengers We endowed with gifts, some above others: To one of them Allah spoke; others He raised to degrees (of honour); to Jesus the son of Mary We gave clear (Signs), and strengthened him with the holy spirit. If Allah had so willed, succeeding generations would not have fought among each other, after clear (Signs) had come to them, but they (chose) to wrangle, some believing and others rejecting. If Allah had so willed, they would not have fought each other; but Allah Fulfilleth His plan.

ANGELS SPEAKING TO MARY (PEACE BE UPON HER) THE MOTHER OF JESUS CHRIST (PEACE BE UPON HIM): Also see Luke chapter 1

Quran 3:45 [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].

Bible: Acts 5:31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Comments: God exalted Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) to be one of the Servant of God (Acts 3:13) closest to God!. This verse also prove that Christ is a leader and saviour only to Israel.  As it is stated in Luke 1:33 and Matthew 15:24. While the non-Jews were given a general way for salvation through belief in One God and all the Prophets and keeping righteous through Holy Spirit after Christ's ascension!. The Book of Acts re-affirms the Islamic view of Christ!

BIBLE ABOUT TAUHEED, MUSLIM AND KAAFIR:

Quran 3:52 But when Jesus felt [persistence in] disbelief from them, he said, "Who are my supporters for [the cause of] Allah ?" The disciples said," We are supporters for Allah. We have believed in Allah and testify that we are Muslims [submitting to Him].

Bible:John 17:3 NLT And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.

Also Quran 2:208  O ye who believe! Come, all of you, into submission (unto Him); and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Comments: 
The One who accept Tawheed (Oneness of God) is called a Muslim, the One who reject the Oneness of God is called "Kaafir". And the Jews and Christians accept oneness of God. So they are called "People of the Book".  
John 17:3 affirms "Tawhid" or Islamic statement of Oneness of God. To believe there is only One God and Jesus is His Messenger is the Tauheed preached by Jesus in his time!

CHRIST AS A MESSENGER AND HIGH PRIEST OF GOD;

Quran 4:171 : O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His Word, ("Be!" - and he was) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Ruh) created by Him; so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not: "Three (trinity)!" Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allah is (the only) One Ilah (God), Glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is All­Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs.

John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

John 17:3 prove that, The eternal life is "Tauheed" Islamic Monotheism!

Hebrews 3:1 And so, dear brothers and sisters who belong to God and are partners with those called to heaven, think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest.

Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.

Acts 4:27 In fact, this is the very city where Herod and Pontius Pilate conspired with the Gentiles and the people of Israel against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed.

Comments: All these verses clearly affirms Islamic view of Christ. A high priest in Islam is called "Imam". It is not Imams in the mosques. But the Imam is a title given for "Sainthood" (Wilayah) and Spiritual authorities.  This is not belief of a particular group (ie Shia Muslim). But all the Sunni traditions and Hadiths agrees to it.

CHRIST (PEACE BE UPON HIM) AS FOLLOWER OF THE PREVIOUS PROPHETS:

Quran 4:171 And We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow in their footsteps, confirming that which was (revealed) before him in the Torah, and We bestowed on him the Gospel wherein is guidance and a light, confirming that which was (revealed) before it in the Torah - a guidance and an admonition unto those who ward off (evil).

Bible: Matthew 5:17-20 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. 18 For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
19 So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Comments: It is obligatory that the followers of Christ had to follow the Laws of Torah. To enter the Kingdom they must follow it better than Pharisees and Teachers of the Law. Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) never promise a free gift of salvation! Also see Matthew 18:3  .

THE MIRACLES OF JESUS CHRIST (PEACE BE UPON HIM):

Quran 5:110-111 [The Day] when Allah will say, "O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, "This is not but obvious magic."And [remember] when I inspired to the disciples, "Believe in Me and in My messenger Jesus."  (John 17:3, Hebrews 3:1) They said, "We have believed, so bear witness that indeed we are Muslims [in submission to Allah]."

Bible: John 17:3 , Hebrews 3:1
John 5:30 NLT I can do nothing on my own. I judge as God tells me. Therefore, my judgment is just, because I carry out the will of the one who sent me, not my own will.

Comments: "Islam" means "to Submit to the Will of God" and Be at Peace with Him. This is the "Covenant" throughout given in the scriptures. There is no other religion or way is given apart from Islam.

JESUS CHRIST DENIES TRINITY AND DEITY OF CHRIST:

Quran 5:116 And (remember) when Allah will say (on the Day of Resurrection): "O 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Did you say unto men: 'Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah?' " He will say: "Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it. You know what is in my inner­self though I do not know what is in Yours, truly, You, only You, are the All ­Knower of all that is hidden and unseen.

Quran 5:17 Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allah is the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary). Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Who then has the least power against Allah, if He were to destroy the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), his mother, and all those who are on the earth together?" And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. He creates what He wills. And Allah is Able to do all things.

Quran 9:31 They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him.

Bible: Luke 4:8 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'"

John 4:23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

John 17:3 And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth

Mark 7:7-9 
NLT Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition.” Then he said, “You skillfully sidestep God’s law in order to hold on to your own tradition.

Matthew 15:9 Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’”

Comments: Jesus Christ did not teach to worship him as the deity!. The seven worship of Jesus spoken in the New Testament were acts of reverences which is usually given to Kings, High priests and Prophets. As you read in the Book Daniel 2:46

Daniel 2:46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar threw himself down before Daniel and worshipped him, and he commanded his people to offer sacrifices and burn sweet incense before him.

This type of Reverences are given at the time of arrival or farewell occasions . There is no ritual worship. No recitation of prayers from the scriptures. Christians agree that the deity of Christ was not revealed when Jesus was on the earth. So it is more illogical to quote this worship to probe the deity of Jesus, when the matter is agreed by Christian scholars. More surprisingly there is no worship of Jesus Christ after his ascension to the heaven. In the Acts he is servant of God (Acts 3:13, 4:27, 4:30) in Hebrews and Romans , he is Apostle and High Priest of God to Serve God. In the Revelation, he sits next to the Throne of God as the leader of the nation of Israel! In the Gospels he is a Prophet, Messiah and Messenger of God.

The word attributed to Jesus as God's son refer to "High Priest" in  the same context as Psalm 82:6-7.

Jesus Christ quotes Psalm 82:6-7 to the Jews in John 10:33-35 to answer the Jews and reject their false accusations against him!

Their accusation was Jesus Christ claimed he is equal to God or he claimed God is his father in the wrong context!. Christ used Pslam 82:6-7 to make it in the right context and to deny their accusations!

However, the Christian world later embraced this false accusation of Jews and proclaim Jesus the deity Incarnate in the flesh!

Entire New Testament verses which says: Jesus is God/Son of God is clearly based on Pslam 82:6-7 . 
As you read through 1  Timothy 1:17 and Hebrews 3:1 and 5:5 , and the whole context, Jesus Christ is a High Priest forever however God is Unchangeable in His Holiness ,Power and Wisdom! (Malachi 3:6, also see Christian doctrine of God)

Hebrews 6:20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

So if Jesus Christ is eternally high priest of God forever, then there cannot be co-equal and co-eternal trinity and divinity!

John 10:29 My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all, and no one is able to seize them out of the Father's hand.

In John 10:30 we can see that Christ preached Oneness of God and himself just as He preached oneness of God and his disciples as the Oneness of God and Christ!. This is the bond of faith and love, not the Oneness of Personality!

John 14:28 Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, who is greater than I am.

If there is a trinity in the heaven, at this point Christ would have said I am Equal to the Father!. This verses further prove there is no Trinity in the heavens!


John 20:17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

John 20:17 prove that Jesus acknowledge himself as servant of God in the heaven!

JESUS CHRIST (PEACE BE UPON HIM) DENIES CHRISTIANITY:

Quran 4:159 And there is none of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), but must believe in him ['Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), as only a Messenger of Allah and a human being], before his ['Iesa (Jesus) or a Jew's or a Christian's] death (at the time of the appearance of the angel of death). And on the Day of Resurrection, he ['Iesa (Jesus)] will be a witness against them.

Quran 5:72 They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah (himself) said: O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Lo! whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah, for him Allah hath forbidden paradise. His abode is the Fire. For evil-doers (Luke 13:27)  there will be no helpers.

Bible Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’

Comments: The Will of the true God is to acknowledge Him as the Only True God (John 17:3), to worship Him Alone as the Deity (John 4:23-24), to Keep His Commandments, to Do His Will.
However, Christianity today deviated from this commandments. They consume pork and wine (Isaiah 66:17, and Matthew 24:48-53) and follow a wide gate and broad road (Matthew 7:10-13) which is labelled as "Jesus Paid it all".

If Jesus calls, those who preach and perform miracles , as workers of Lawlessness, then certainly it should be false spirits involved in the Charismatic healing!

JESUS DID NOT DIE AND SECOND COMING OF CHRIST :

Quran 4:157 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.

All Religions Will perish except Islam!

Sunan Abu Dawud Book 37, Number 4310: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (pbuh) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (pbuh). He will descend (to the earth). When you see him, recognize him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizya. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.

Bible Matthew 16:28 Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

We see this is Jesus speaking about himself!

Hebrews 5:7 While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.

Psalm 91: 9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”


and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10 no harm will overtake you,

no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you

to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;

you will trample the great lion and the serpent.


14“Because he  loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,

I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.”


John 16:32 "A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

Based on the above statements we can acknowledge that it was not Christ on the Cross!

Matthew 27:46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?").

The one who cries out upon his soul seeing God has forsaken him,because he forsake Messiah!. secondly, the one who was crucified was not all alone!

In the Second Coming the true Faith Will be Established Forever:


Zechariah 14:9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

Jesus Will eat and drink in the Second Coming, God Will not Eat and Drink

Quran 5:75 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.

Luke 22:16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God."

All the Christian Doctrines of Trinity And Deity of Christ Was Not the Teachings of Christ:

Before we conclude, I want my Christian brothers and sisters to draw attention to this important fact!
Christ did not teach this doctrines. Nor his 12 disciples preached it after him. Not even once Jesus Christ was worshipped as deity in their Ministry, which would have lasted over 50 years!

So over 50 years after the Messiah there is no deity of Christ and trinity!

This is an incredible fact. But I know that you will quote Colossians 2:9 or 1 Peter 1:1-2.But as a matter of fact, it is same as in John 14:10 and John 17:21 and John 10:33-35

And moreover it is again in 1 Corinthians 6:19. 

If Holy Spirit even did not teach Deity of Christ and Trinity  to the Disciples, then it is not surely from the Almighty!

Because it is said: 
Matthew 23: 8 But you are not to be called ’Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.
Matthew 23:10 And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have only one teacher, the Messiah.

Matthew 28:20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Despite all these statements, we cannot see anywhere in the New Testament the disciples teach Christian doctrines or practised worshipping Jesus as the Deity!

We can understand that only those who are chosen by Allah Almighty can embrace the truth, even if we raise our voice so loud, only those whose hearts are opened by GOD Will Hear and Will See it.

Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

We can understand that the way of Jesus is not for all humanity. But it is clear that the way for all humanity is coming from the Last Prophet (John 16:7-9, Job 16:19,19:25)

Quran 21:107 And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.

John 12:35 Jesus replied, “My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.

As the History proves, after Christ the Medieval world entered in Dark Ages and the Light of Jesus was declined. 

After that the Light had to emerge from Kedar (Isaiah 42, House of Ishmael) to enlighten the world and the Temple Mount (Isaiah 60:7)

Quran 20:135  Say, "Each [of us] is waiting; so wait. For you will know who are the companions of the sound path and who is guided."

MUSLIMS AWAIT FOR CHRIST:

Today, all Muslims are passionately await the return of Christ and destruction of Antichrist system that dominate the world today!

Islamic eschatology is much more advanced than any other eschatology and more reliable with facts and doctrines. Because Islam complete the Knowledge and Revelations, and filters all misconceptions and laid out the Message clearly and perfectly!

Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 34, Number 425: Narrated Abu Huraira (May Allah Be well Pleased with him) : Allah's Apostle (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Mary (Jesus) will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) as a just ruler and will break the Cross and kill the pig and abolish the Jizya (a tax taken from the non-Muslims, who are in the protection, of the Muslim government). Then there will be abundance of money and no-body will accept charitable gifts.

Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 43, Number 656: Narrated Abu Huraira (May Allah Be well Pleased with him) : Allah's Apostle (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).

Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 55, Number 651: Narrated Abu Huraira (May Allah Be well Pleased with him) : I heard Allah's Apostle (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) saying, "I am the nearest of all the people to the son of Mary, and all the prophets are paternal brothers, and there has been no prophet between me and him (i.e. Jesus)."

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 652: Narrated Abu Huraira (May Allah Be well Pleased with him) : Allah's Apostle (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one."

CONCLUSION:

Finally we have come to the end of the discussion of this topic. I strongly recommend you to read this article in full and make a thorough research and investigation on the points explained.

Here I am giving you the key points to observe.

1- Muslims are not Anti-Christ nor Antichrist! Muslims believe in Christ and his Gospel (Quran 5:35) as you read in the Quran, Islam teach, those who do not believe and follow the Gospel are "Rebellious" (See 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) Also see Colossians 2:8

By saying this , the Quran is certain that Jesus Christ did not teach anything contradictory to the teachings of Islam.

Jesus Christ taught to worship the True God Alone (John 4:23-24) and He called that God "my God and your God" (John 20:17) and he said worshipping him or others will lead to Vain worship (Mark 7:7-9)

2- No disciples worshipped Jesus as God the Deity. They speak of Jesus as Apostle and High Priest of God in Hebrews, As Servant of God in Acts .
Jesus was only revered as High Priest . From Acts to Revelation there is no worship of Jesus Christ as deity established for believers. Only Deity worship is given to God the Father Alone!

3- It was Jews who accused by saying that Jesus claimed that he is God!.

 But Christ deny this in John 9 ,John 10 and furthermore.  And Christ quotes Pslam 82:6-7 to clear himself from such false accusations!
Christianity seems to me like the adoption of Jewish accusation and the events that preceded such accusations. Indeed we Muslims believe the works of the Devil was defeated and Jews could not touch him nor harm him, as stated in John7 and John8

John 8:21 Once more Jesus said to them, "I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come."

They asked him: whether he is going to commit suicide or go to foreign country where lost sheep live! But he replied  with the same statement which Quran gives:

Quran 4:158 But Allah raised him ['Iesa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever All­ Powerful, All­ Wise.

John's Gospel Testifies this:

John 8:23 But he continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

4- The Grace for the World came through the Last Prophet, Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon him). The eternal Good News in the Revelation  is the Quran Alone!

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel flying through the sky, carrying the eternal Good News to proclaim to the people who belong to this world—to every nation, tribe, language, and people.

Only the Quran is recited all over the world in it's original language, this is astonishing !

Quran 53:5 He has been taught (this Quran) by one mighty in power [Jibrael (Gabriel)].

Only the Quran claimed it is taught to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) through an angel from Mid heaven (Angel Gabriel ,peace be upon him)!

No authors of New Testament claimed it was taught by Angel from Mid heaven!
On the contrary Paul taught to curse Angels and humans for teaching a different Gospel to his Gospel, even though we do not find the "Gospel according to Paul" in the New Testament!

Galatians 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse!

Paul literally cursing everyone if they follow Gospel taught by others!, Which we will discuss in anther post, as "Teachings of Torah and Gospel and the Curses of Paul against it"


5- Muslims are told to love and respect people of the Book (Christians and Jews) while they are following their Books and are not oppressors or evil doers!
Just as the Muslims are also taught to isolate from those so called Muslims who are oppressors and tyrants!
Muslims do not believe Jews are still the elect of God to preach his Message. 
Because the scriptures too agree the transfer of God's Ministry to New Nation. (Kedar, Isaiah 42:1-18, Isaiah 60:7, Matthew 21:43, etc)

The New Nation to be followers of the New Law, since most Christian groups consume Pork and Alcohol, it is certain that they are not the elect of God. (See Isaiah 24:9  66:17, Matthew 24:48-53

6- Muslims believe the prophesied Advocate in the Gospel who was to come into this world was Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him).
The prophesy in the Gospel of John, in the Book of Job (16:19,19:25) point to the same Advocate!.
However, so many Churches quote Job 19:25 and attribute it to Christ!. But looking at the whole context , it is the Final Messenger of God, not Christ!. The Eternal Good News (Revelation 14:6) came through the Final Prophet, Nabi Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him).

7- If someone take effort to replicate Christ's lifestyle, it will closely resemble Islamic message, not the Christian doctrines or teachings of today! There is only One God and One Deity. There cannot be One and Three Deities!
The doctrine of Trinity advocate Three distinct but equal Deities for the One God!. 

As we read in the Christian Doctrinal Statement.


1. God, https://fiec.org.uk/who-we-are/beliefs

There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator; Saviour and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to his sovereign will for his own glory.

The Statement gives us this insight:
God Exist Eternally in Three persons
God Exist Eternally as three distinct persons
God Exist eternally as three Equal Persons
God is Unchangeable in his holiness
God is unchangeable in his wisdom

However this Statement contradict the Bible:

Because, 

God Exist eternally as One Person.
Mark 12:29 "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

2- God is One Distinct Person. Not three Persons!

Isaiah 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me,

While Christ spoke about his God (My God, see John 20:17)

3- There is no Equal Persons to God!
The Father is greater than all (John 10:29)
The Father is Greater than Jesus  (John 14:28)

4- Jesus is not unchangeable in  Glory and Holiness
Mark 10:18 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.
Hebrews 2:9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while,

Moreover the scriptures says that, Christ received glory and honuor of becoming high priest forever from God the Father. So it is clear that God Almighty exalt whomever HE Wills and Dishonour whomever He Will.. This points invalidate the statement of Christian belief!

5- Jesus is not unchangeable in Wisdom Power:
Mark 13:32 "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

John 5:30 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 sent me.

The Quran clarifies this confusion!

Quran 3:26 Say, "O Allah , Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.

Can Humans attain Glory Wisdom and power of God, when God says I will not give My Glory to another!?

Isaiah 42:8 ESV I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.

Isaiah 48:11 NASB
 "For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.

So we can see that God Will not give His Glory to another, this statements in Isaiah dispute with doctrine of Trinity and Deity of Christ!

Because 

1-Christ gave all his knowledge to his disciples!
John 15:15 I do not call you servants anymore, because a servant doesn't know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from my Father.

2- Christ gave his glory to his disciples.
John 17:22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one--

John 20: 22 When He had said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.” 

We can see that the Power to Forgive Sins is actually Bestowed upon the Holy Spirit, and whoever receive Holy Spirit receives the power to intercede for the people .

All the Prophets were lead by the Holy Spirit, Because he is the Imam (Leader) of the Prophets .

Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) blessed Prophet Joshua (Peace be upon him) with the Power of Holy Spirit:

Deuteronomy 34:9 Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit  of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelite listened to him and did what the Lord had commanded Moses.
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23 December 2019

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