In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
JESUS–SON OF GOD
(Considering that the Bible and Qur’an show that everything in creation is a word of God. If Jesus is son of God because he is termed “word” of God, as one Christian asserts, then even a baboon is “son of God”)
Jesus could NOT be “son of God” seeing that GOD DECREED Jesus is only to be “CALLED” son of God: “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee (Mary)….the holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be CALLED the Son of God”–(Luke 1:35).
As Jesus is only “CALLED” son of God there is no vicarious atonement seeing that vicarious atonement is dependent upon the existence of a son of God and there is/was NO son of God!
Son of God s only an epithet of honor: “the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David….I will be his father, and he shall be my son”–(2 Samuel 7:4, 5, 14).
No man of dignity would appreciate a child being wrongly ascribed to him. No father would appreciate that his child give paternal dues to another. Regarding the conception/birth of Jesus the Gospel says: “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee (Mary), and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that the holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”-(Luke 1:35).
Whatever this coming of the Holy Ghost upon Mary means and however the power of the Highest shall overshadow her into conceiving Jesus, there is no actual recording in the Bible of this coming of the “Holy Ghost” and of the “Highest” over-shadowing Mary. And, as noted, Jesus is not the son of God: he is only “called” the Son of God.”
And if Jesus is God and one in a Trinity with God, and as the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are said to be one, then Jesus, as the Holy Ghost and as the Highest came upon his own mother and effected his own conception (and with his mother). Go figure!
Christians say God has a son. But God calls us to reason: “How could He have a son when He has no consort?”–(Qur’an 6:102). That God can do anything is no argument –as motherhood entails conception and delivery, and as God was not conceived and born, can God create for Himself a mother?
This is not a question about God creating an item; it is a matter of God having a relation. Whereas God has the power to create an object, He could not have a mother/father as He is ‘un-born’ and is the First and the Creator of all. Mary was not the consort of God so that her son, Jesus, could be son of God.
Fatherhood (begetting) requires the joining of sperm with ovum. Apart from Mary not being the consort of God, “God is a Spirit”–(John 4:24). Spirit cannot bear parental relations with mortal, who is flesh and blood.
The belief that Jesus was born through a miracle does not make him son of God. Adam and Eve had neither mother nor father; and Melchisedec had neither mother nor father nor beginning nor end–(Heb. 7:1-3). Scientists who clone animals are not fathers of these clones; clones are not children of these scientists.
If Jesus is son of God because he is said to be “fatherless” and of “virgin” birth, human clones who would be “fatherless” and even of “virgin” birth would also be sons/daughters of God. And, as noted, Jesus is only “called” son of God: “(he) shall be called the Son of God”–(Luke 1:35); just as peacemakers are “called” children (sons and daughters) of God–(Matt. 5:9).
There are several others besides Jesus who are sons (and daughters) of God:
-Adam is son of God–(Luke 3:38);
-Solomon is son of God–(1 Chr. 28:6);
-David is begotten son of God–(Psalm 2:7).
-Israel is son of God, even His “firstborn”–(Exod. 4:22).
-All the sons of God shouted for joy–(Job 38:7).
-Ephraim is “firstborn” of God–(Jer. 31:9).
-Children of Israel are sons of God–(Hosea 1:10).
-Righteous are sons of God–(Romans 8:14; 1 John 3:1-2)–thus, Jesus’ disciples (presumably righteous) are sons of God.
-And: “But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”–(John 1:12. What are the women receivers/believers called? Seems Jesus does not care for Christian women). Thus, all the Muslim men who accept Jesus as he taught –that he was sent only for Jews and foretold the coming of the Comforter (Mohammad)– are “Sons of God”.
-Even peacemakers (which would seem to include atheists and women) are children of God–(Matt. 5:9).
-Jesus gave others “power to become the sons of God”–(John 1:12).
-Satan also is son of God–(Job 1:6).
-The Biblical God also has a legion of other (lusty?) sons who were smitten by the “fair” daughters of men: “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives all of which they chose”–(Genesis 6:1-2).
(Intriguing, there were no daughters in heaven for these sons, or they were not “fair.” Or that these daughters did not come to earth take the sons of men, or could not come –because they were placed in bondage: Exodus 21:7– or they did not find the sons of men “fair” enough to take them as husbands).
As already noted, that “Son of God” is only an epithet of honor is made clear by God: “the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David….I will be his father, and he shall be my son”–(2 Samuel 7:4, 5, 14).
Jesus spoke mostly in metaphors. Jesus styles himself ‘son of God’ in the spiritual sense: in John 10:34-36 in reference to Psalm 82:6, Jesus argued the Jews that if God called the elders of Israel “gods” why then do you (Jews) say that I blaspheme “because I said, I am the Son of God?” Jesus may very well have meant that he is son of one of these ‘elders’ (gods) and NOT son of God, the Creator.
Christians take Jesus’ figurative expressions such as “I and my father are one” literally; and his literal expressions such as to sell your garments and buy swords and which sword cut off the soldier’s literal ear figuratively. To say that God has or needs a son is to imply that God is not eternal and needs someone to succeed/inherit Him.
(Some Muslims argue, Biblically and Qur’anically, that John the Baptist was Jesus’ father. John Dominic Crossan in his book The Essential Jesus–Original Sayings and Earliest Images, Published by Harper San Francisco, A Division of Harper Collins Publishers, p. 34, shows a reproduction of a “baptizing scene” with a “bearded John the Baptist” and Jesus as a young child.
“Son of God” belief is an imitation of paganism–(Qur’an 9:30); Muhammad Ali notes: “when St. Paul saw that the Jews would on no account accept Jesus Christ as a messenger of God, he introduced the pagan doctrine of sonship of God into the Christian religion, so that it might become more acceptable to the pagans.” St.(?)Paul, “He was considered to be a traitor to Jesus’s thought by the latter’s family and by the apostles who had stayed in Jerusalem in the circle around James. Paul created Christianity at the expense of those whom Jesus had gathered around him to spread his teachings.”1 (See Allah and Jesus or Paul).
(One Christian [taken from a “forwarded” e-mail] argues: “God put the seed that was necessary in the womb of Mary so that a baby could develop. When the Bible calls Jesus “Son of God” it means that He came to do God’s will perfectly as a son would obey his father. Jesus fulfilled the ROLE of a son. It also means that Jesus had the nature of God. A horse produces a horse; a camel produces a camel. A human produces a human, and God produces God.”
Christians concoct one crock to prop up the first crock. And in the process keep on blaspheming agasint God.
Didn’t Noah and others do “God’s will perfectly” for them to be righteous etc? why do you not honor them as you honor Jesus? If “God produces God” as horses pro-duce horses, and as horses etc; generally, had to engage in sex to do this, and as God did not have sex with Mary (Astaghferullah!) how could Jesus have “the nature of God” or be God or be Son of God? –scientist who “put the seed that was necessary in the womb of” sheep is not the father of the offspring of the sheep, and the offspring is not the son or daughter of the scientist; nor is the newborn sheep a human as the scientist.
And how did God “put the seed” “in the womb” of Mary; and where did God say this in the Bible? Why are Christian(s) blaspheming against God? do they not know or not care that the penalty for blasphemy against God is eternal punishment in the fire that shall never be quench-ed, as Jesus said–(Mark 3:29; 9:43)?
And if horses and camels produce, respectively, horses and camels and “God produces God,” then, according to this Christian, the first horses and camels and all other first creatures having been produced by God must also all be Gods and “had the nature of God.”
If “God produces God” and if God produced Jesus then Jesus should not be flesh and blood, he should have been “Spirit” as God is–John 4:24.
And If Jesus came to do “God’s will perfectly” why did he pray to be spared from death, and why did he blaspheme from the cross that God had “forsaken” him? This is not doing “God’s will perfectly.” This is disgrace.
Incidentally, Allāh says He gave to Jesus the Injil. However, the Gospels that Christians have, though it may contain words of Jesus, is NOT the Injil. The Gospels that Christians have are four books “ACCORDING TO” Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and tailored to suit King James –“King James Version.” They are NOT “according to” God or Jesus, or God’s or Jesus’ “Version”– For a history of the Old and New Testaments See Bible corrupt & obsolete.
Notably, in John 17:9-21 Jesus says he prays for the Jews NOT for the world. This is because God sent Jesus only to the Jews; NOT to the White and the Black and the Brown and the Red and the Yellow. See Jesus-only for Jews).2
Incidentally, whereas Jesus is only “CALLED” Son of God, Moses was a “god”: “And the Lord said unto Moses. See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh”–(Exodus 7:1).
And Moses performed Miracles greater than those of Jesus. Even objects performed miracles.
There was a legion of “Virgin-born” sons before Jesus; such Apollo, Bacchus, Hercules, Mithra, Adonis, Attis, Osiris, Horus Baal, and Quetzalcoatle, as noted by Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din; explaining that “No country in the ancient world was without its virgin-born deities, including India and China. Here I give the name of some from amongst “the parcels of sons,” as Justin Martyr says of Jupiter, from Virgin mothers: Bacchus by Semele; Amphion by Antiope; Perseus by Danae; Mercury –the Good Shepherd who carried the lamb on his shoulders as Jesus was subsequently represented–by Maia; AEolus by Acosta; Apollo by Latona; AEthlius by Protogenia.” Buddha also is believed to be born of the “Virgin Maya.” (The Sources Of Christianity, pp. 43, 61. This book may be obtained from www.muslim.org).
Jesus was not of “virgin” birth. See Jesus-birth miracle or mechanix.
Paul, who knows more than Christians, states that Jesus had a human father:
(a) “Therefore (David) being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the FRUIT OF HIS LOINS, ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne”–(Acts 2:30);
(b) “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ…which was made of the SEED OF DAVID ACCORDING TO THE FLESH”–(Romans 1:3);
(c) “Remember that Jesus Christ of the SEED OF DAVID”–(2 Timothy 2:8).
And “seed” is sperm, and “according to the flesh” is male-female union: sexual intercourse. Clearly, Jesus was a metaphorical son of God. And
The METAPHORICAL son (Jesus)
cannot die for LITERAL sins.
Whereas Jesus was only a messenger of God sent to the Israelites to call them to “repentance” and “forgiveness”, Christians con-signed Jesus to the bed of celibacy, crowned him with Divinity and made him scapegoat for non-existent inherited sin. (See Jesus-like David).
Whereas Jesus was only a messenger of God sent to the Israelites to call them to “repentance” and “forgiveness”, Christians consigned Jesus to the bed of celibacy, crowned him with Divinity and made him scapegoat for non-existent inherited sin; and whereas David was material king Christians make Jesus spiritual king of future-world. (See Jesus-like David; Jesus-foretold; Jesus-1000-year rule).
Jesus says you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free (from lies, falsehood, and blasphemy). And the Divine truth is, Jesus was a prophet of God and “THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLĀH; MOHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLĀH!”
1. Bucaille, M, The Bible, The Qur’an And Science, p. 52.
2. Nowadays, Christians are tripping over one another to explain the meaning of “Son of God –to make it palatable to an educated world. But their concoction is a camouflage to shield the truth from the unschooled. Read Matthew 1:20 which speaks about Mary’s pregnancy: “for that which is conceived in her IS OF THE HOLY GHOST” plus the early Fathers aping the pagan’s sons of God whose mothers were impregnated by the gods and the conclusion is crystal clear: Jesus was regarded as a physical Son of God –as Justin Martyr is noted as saying:
“It having reached the Devil’s ears that the prophets had foretold the coming of Christ (the Son of God) he set the heathen poets to bring forward a great many who should be called the sons of Jove. The Devil laying his scheme in this, to get man to imagine that the true history of Christ was of the same character as the prodigious fables related of the sons of Jove….By declaring the Logos, the first begotten of God, Our Master Jesus, to be born of a virgin, without any human mixture, we (Christians) say no more in this than what you (Pagans) say of those whom you style the sons of Jove. For you need not be told what a parcel of sons the writers most in vogue among you assign to Jove. (Just as the Bible assigns a legion of sons to God)….As to the Son of God, called Jesus, should we allow him to be no more than man (note well, it is Christians who “allow” Jesus to be “more than man”), yet the title of the son of God is very justifiable upon account of his wisdom (then this “wisdom“ should make Einstein at least super son of God), considering that you (Pagans) have your Mercury in worship under the title of the Word, a messenger of God….As to his (Jesus) being born of a virgin, you have your Perseus to balance that….if Jupiter could send a parcel of sons out of virgin mothers; the Father in heaven assuredly could do the same at least in our case.””(True He could, but He did not). (Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, The Sources of Christianity. p. 37. KK quotes from Adol, I. Ch. xxii. (Emphasis in brackets added).
Perhaps Matthew 1:20 noted above, which speaks about Mary’s pregnancy: “for that which is conceived in her IS OF THE HOLY GHOST” was a later insertion in the Gospel to accord with the pagan doctrine of Divine fatherhood to give credibility to Jesus being son of God.