Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Christian ‘Jesus’ is not the Muslim ‘Jesus’

Here is an Islamic education moment from Christopher Logan. Many Muslims claim they respect Jesus to Christians. The implication is that Christians and Muslims revere the same person.

Logan goes out of his to insinuate that Muslims openly deceive Christians. The Muslim Jesus and the Christian Jesus are about the same as water mixing with oil. However, I think Logan is a bit off base to imply that Muslims as a whole group deceive Christians.

Muslims simply believe the Quran as the divine word of Allah and regard the Bible as writings that have been drifting into error at points that disagree with the Quran. Except for a few similar stories the Quran and the Bible have zero in common as to the message of love viewed through the Christian perspective. Even the similar Quranic stories are obviously skewed alterations from the Biblical account that
was written WAY BEFORE Mohammed put it to voice and someone’s memory put it into writing. Even the New Testament had taken its final form before Mohammed was born. Thus the Quranic/Biblical similarities were created by Mohammed to entice Jews and Christians to accept his prophethood as authentic and the express will of God.

Hence I don’t believe Muslims set out to deceive Christians about Jesus in
da’wah anymore than Christians will use the same “Jesus” strategy to convince Muslims in evangelism.

However, the Jesus in the Bible is the Prince of Peace and a person of the Godhood. The Jesus of the Quran is a man subservient to Mohammed that apparently will come back to life with Mohammed to terminate Judaism and Christianity by converting them to Islam or dying.

The Quranic Jesus offers Christians death while the Biblical Jesus offers Christians and ALL who believe willingly LIFE. Those who refuse to believe in Jesus have condemned them self without the hand of man killing them.

Here is
Christopher Logan’s explanation that the Quranic Jesus is not the Biblical Jesus of Christianity.

JRH 9/6/09


Angel Luis González said...

Jesus is our Lord.Dios le bendiga mucho hermano.God bless you.

Theway2k said...

Muchas gracias Angel.

The Whyman said...

"Muslims are quick to emphasize that they, too, believe in Jesus. Their claim is correct. After all, the Quran alludes to Jesus in a favorable light several times (e.g., Surah 3:45-51; 5:110; 21:91; et al.). But this claim is misleading, since it fails to own up to the fact that Christianity and Islam are in hopeless contradiction with each other regarding the most crucial contention of New Testament Christianity: the divinity of Christ. On this solitary point, Islam and Christianity, the Bible and the Quran, can never agree. This disagreement is of such momentous import and great magnitude as to make the inexorable incompatibility permanent.

You see, while the Quran speaks favorably of Jesus as a prophet of God, it vehemently denounces the deity of Christ. For example, consider Surah 18:1-5 (as translated by Muslim scholar Mohammed Pickthall)—

Praise be to Allah Who hath revealed the Scripture unto His slave…to give warning of stern punishment from Him…and to warn those who say: Allah hath chosen a son, (A thing) whereof they have no knowledge, nor (had) their fathers. Dreadful is the word that cometh out of their mouths. They speak naught but a lie.

And read Surah 19:88-93—

And they say: The Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a son. Assuredly ye utter a disastrous thing, whereby almost the heavens are torn, and the earth is split asunder and the mountains fall in ruins, that ye ascribe unto the Beneficent a son, when it is not meet for (the Majesty of) the Beneficent that He should choose a son. There is none in the heavens and the earth but cometh unto the Beneficient as a slave.

Or Surah 23:91—

Allah hath not chosen any son, nor is there any God along with Him (also 25:2; et al.).

These references demonstrate that the Quran depicts Jesus as a mere man—a prophet like Muhammad—who was created by God like all other created beings (Surah 5:75; cf. 42:9,13,21). Indeed, when Jesus is compared to any of the prophets (listed as Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, and Jacob), Allah is represented as stating: “We make no distinction between any of them” (Surah 2:136; 3:84). Though the Quran seems to accept the notion of the virgin conception (Surah 21:91), to attribute divinity to Jesus, or to assign to Jesus equal rank with God, is to utter a “dreadful” and “disastrous” thing—to formulate “nothing but a lie”!

Here, indeed, is the number one conflict between Islam and Christianity—the deity, person, and redemptive role of Christ. If Christ is Who the Bible represents Him to be, then Islam and the Quran are completely fictitious. If Jesus Christ is Who the Quran represents Him to be, then Christianity is baseless and blasphemous. On this point alone, these two religions can never achieve harmony. But the New Testament is very, very clear: the heart, core, and soul of the Christian religion is allegiance to Jesus Christ as God, Lord, and Savior."

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