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4/23/2007 ~ Islam Verses Jesus


Are we to have religious unity?
Are we just to get along with anything goes?
Christians would have to deny KEY core beliefs!
→ Central to the argument is “Who is Jesus.”


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. ~ John 1:1


... Word became flesh ... the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,
full of grace and truth. ... ~ John 1:14


... every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh
is not of God. ... ~ 1st John 4:1-3


His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus
before time began, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 1:9


It was God's plan before time began that Jesus Christ, in the flesh,
would expose His word, His will, for us to know.


... "My Lord and my God!" ~ John 20:19-28

... God was manifested in the flesh, ... ~ 1st Timothy 3:16

The first man was of the earth, made of dust;
the second Man is the Lord from heaven. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:47


The Koran does not accept what Jesus declared.

... the likeness of Isa is with Allah as the likeness of Adam; ... ~ Qur'an 3:59
     Jesus NOT deity? <─┘

Deity or created?   ~   Creator or created?


→ Jesus claimed to be deity.

... that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God. ~ John 5:17-18

"... if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." ~ John 8:24

I and My Father are one." ... ~ John 10:30-33

... "I AM WHO I AM." ... ~ Exodus 3:14

... only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, ...
~ Qur'an 4:171


The Koran flat out denies Jesus is the only begotten Son of God.

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made
that was made. ~ John 1:3


~ Jesus the Creator

... His Son, whom He has apppointed heir of all things,
through whom also He made the worlds; ... ~ Hebrews 1:1-2


... not take to Himself a son, and Who has no associate in the kingdom, ...
~ Qur'an 25:1-2


Jesus Accepted Worship
↓     ↓     ↓

... a leper came and worshiped Him, ... ~ Matthew 8:1-4

... worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."
~ Matthew 14:32.33


... they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. ~ Matthew 28:9

... a man with an unclean spirit, ... he ran and worshiped Him. ...
~ Mark 5:1-7


... Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshiped Him. ~ John 9:35-38

          ┌─> Gibberish.
... that I should say what I had no right to (say); ... ~ Qur'an 5:116
Jesus REFUSE Worship? <─┘

Islam was created by men moreso as an attack on Catholicism’s fallacies.
Jesus knew who He was and without confusion or deceit He fulfilled God’s will.


... I know Him. And if I say, 'I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you; ...
~ John 8:55


Jesus Crucified
↙     ↓     ↘

... they crucified Him, and two others with Him, ... ~ John 19:14-20

... Jesus Christ and Him crucified. ~ 1st Corinthians 2:2

... Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He
was buried, and that He rose again the third day ... ~ 1st Corinthians 15:1-4


~ The Koran claims Jesus was NOT crucified.

... they did not kill him nor did they crucify him ... ~ Qur'an 4:157

Jesus Resurrected
↙     ↓     ↘

... After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 15:3-8


... by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom God raised up,
... ~ Acts 2:22-24


... He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand
in the heavenly places, ... ~ Ephesians 1:20


Muhammad taught that Jesus never died, thus there was no resurrection.

... they killed him not for sure. ~ Qur'an 4:157

Jesus The Sin Bearer
↙     ↓     ↘

... Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. ... ~ Hebrews 9:27-28

... who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, ... ~ 1st Peter 2:24

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:21

Muhammad has Jesus as NOT a sin bearer nullifying Him as a mediator.

... no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another; ...
~ Qur'an 6:163-164


Jesus the Son of God
↓          ↓          ↓

... that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, ... ~ John 20:30-31

"... He gave His only begotton Son, ..." ~ John 3:16

... "Truly You are the Son of God." ~ Matthew 14:32-33

... Jesus Christ, the Son of God. ... ~ Mark 1:1-2

"In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary.
... ~ Qur'an 5:17


Again, the Koran does not acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God.

... Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!"
~ Qur'an 9:30


PROBLEM:

CHRISTIAN

ISLAM

  • Jesus = God
  • Jesus CLAIMED Deity
  • Jesus = creator
  • Jesus ACCEPTED worship
  • Jesus Crucified
  • Jesus Raised from dead
  • Jesus the Sin Bearer
  • The Son of God


  • Jesus NOT God
  • Jesus DENIED Deity
  • Jesus created
  • Jesus NOT ACCEPT worship
  • Jesus NOT crucified
  • Jesus NOT raised
  • NO mediator..
  • NOT the Son .. Only a messenger   


Would the Bible be corrupted?


To deny Bible teachings then the Koran would also have to claim that
the Bible is corrupted other than making its’ outlandish claims against it.


... We gave Moses the Book, completing (Our favor) to those ... ~ Qur'an 6:154
   └─> Law of Moses given by God (inspired).

... to them was entrusted the protection of God's Book, ... ~ Qur'an 5:47
└─> Jews Preserved It.                     

... Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, ... ~ Qur'an 3:2-3
└─> Bible is a Guide.                       

... We believe in God, and the revelation given to us, ... ~ Qur'an 2:136
└─> Should Believe the Bible.            

... believed ... admitted them to gardens of Bliss. ... ~ Qur'an 5:68-69
   └─> Believe Bible - Heaven.                 

Corrupted?

  • Given by God – inspired
  • Jews preserved it
  • Bible a guide unto man …
  • Should believe the Bible …
  • Believe the Bible → Heaven    
NO CHARGES OF CORRUPTION!


The Koran charges people of failing to follow the Book,
but it pays tribute to the Book (The Bible).

So 600 odd years after Christ, Muhammad decides He is better,
proclaiming over Jesus attacking God's previous annoucements.
Whereas the Bible holds no contradictions,
the Koran is riddled with them.

If Muhammad recognized Jesus as a true prophet of God,
how can he claim His word is NOT truth?


Copies of the Bible We NOW Have

Codex

Dated

  • Vaticanus
  • Sinaiticus
  • Alexandrinus 
  • Ephraemi Rescriptus
  • Bezae
  • Claromontanus
  • Codex Freerianus


  • 325-350
  • 4th century
  • 450
  • 345
  • 450-550
  • 550
  • Late 4th, early 5th Century    


Translations of the Bible We NOW Have

Translations

Dated

Language

  • The Old Latin
  • The Latin Vulgate
  • Coptic 
  • Peshitta


  • As Early as 180
  • 382-405
  • 292-346
  • 400


  • Latin
  • Latin
  • Coptic/Egyptian    
  • Syriac


The Bible text we have comes from copies, translations,
writings of early Christians, and thousands of parts.

  • Muhammad lived from 570 AD to 632 AD.
  • We have Bible COPIES – 300’s
  • We have Bible TRANSLATIONS – 300’s
  • Early writings, fragments, etc…
  • He had, knew, and accepted what WE now have
    without claiming corruption.

The Koran holds NOT the SAME teaching about Jesus!
Hence ANOTHER gospel, doctrine of man.

Hearsay reduces to diminishing truth.
Exalting men over God is not God’s will.

Muhammad
Any proud proclaimer
=
=
False Prophet
False Prophet

... some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But
even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than
what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. ... ~ Galatians 1:6-9


... who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God ...
~ John 3:34-36


Koran believers are at risk of eternal isolation for their denial of Jesus.

"... whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father
who is in heaven." ~ Matthew 10:32-33


Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? ...
~ 1st John 2:22-24


If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, ...
1st Timothy 6:3-5


Islam is Satan’s tool to invalidate Christ.
└─> Islam denies God’s revelation of Love preferring the words of a mere man.    

A man ≠ God in the flesh.

Jesus was more than just a man.



 

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