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.
Whether inherited sin or committed sin, the God that puts one person’s sin onto others and even have the innocent killed for the guilty is not worthy of adoration. Not even honest humans suffer the innocent for the guilty.
The God or son of God or prophet that regards one sector of humanity as “dogs” and “swine” and even preach so they would not understand and be saved is the God/son of God/prophet not worthy of honor much less of adoration and worship. Even humans fight against racism and bigotry.
JESUS & GOD ARE ONE
Christians say that Jesus is God; and that Father (God) Son (Jesus) and Holy Ghost/Spirit are one and the same entity. And (noting the applicable portions) the Gospels state: “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee (Mary)…and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee” and “that which is CONCEIVED in her (Mary) is of the Holy Ghost”–(Luke 1:35; Matt. 1:20).
If Jesus is God then Jesus (as the Holy Ghost and as the Highest) came upon his OWN mother and effected his OWN conception with HIS MOTHER. This is incest.
God, Holy Ghost and Jesus committed incest???
Christians are noted for taking statements out of context to support their false beliefs that Jesus is God; son of God; part of a trinity with God; and that he died for inherited sin.
Though Jesus clearly declared he was a Muslim and taught Islam; that God sent him only for Jews and he foretold the coming of another Comforter who will guide into “all truth” and will “abide for ever.”
Jesus mostly spoke in metaphors and preached in parables.
Jesus saying in John 10:30: “I and my Father are one.” means that Jesus and God are one in purpose; as all prophets are “one” in purpose with God, as they do only as they are commanded by God: “For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak”–(John 12:49; 14:10).
Jesus also said “I pray for them (Jews)…That they may all be one; as Thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also my be ONE IN US”–(John 17:9-21). If Jesus is God because he said he and his Father are “one,” then the Jews he is praying for so that they also could be “one” “in us” would also be God(s).
(Mothers and fathers who raise their children in Godliness, in this respect, may rightly claim that they and God are “one,” as it is God’s purpose to have us live in Godliness).
Jesus said “I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me”–(John 8:42. This statement by Jesus clearly and conclusively shows that Jesus is NOT God and could NOT be God!).
That Jesus “proceeded forth and came from God” is not restricted to Jesus; everyone “proceedeth forth and come from God;” shown later.Jesus said “no man hath ascended up to heaven…even the Son of man WHICH IS IN HEAVEN”–John 3:13. Since Jesus is on earth and the Son of man is yet in heaven, then clearly this Son of man will also “proceed forth and come from God”).
-Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23 state that Jesus’ NAME shall be Immanuel/Emmanuel, which is “INTERPRETED” to mean “God with us.” Notably, only the NAME“Immanuel” is “INTERPRETED” to mean “God with us,” NOT that Immanuel/Jesus is “God with us.”
Significantly; whereas Luke 1:35 states Jesus shall be “CALLED” “SON” of God, Isaiah and Matthew state Jesus is named “GOD” with us.” If these names are literal, Jesus could not be “SON” of God and yet be GOD and yet “proceeded forth and CAME FROM GOD” and be “SENT” by God. As only Jesus’ NAME means “God with us” Jesus is NOTGod and he could NOT beGod!
Isaiah 7:14-15 speaking about Immanuel says: “Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.” It would be ludicrous to the extreme to cerebrate that God or Son of God needs to eat “Butter and honey” in order to refuse evil and choose good.
Luke 2:52 states: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with GOD and MAN.” It is gross absurdity to entertain that God needs to increase in wisdom and stature and to find favour with man. And if Jesus was God, God would be finding favor with himself. Since more than half the world –atheists and non-Christians– does not accept Jesus as vicarious atoner (at least) it is doubtful the Christian’s God, Jesus, would ever find “favour” with (all) man.
Jesus says: “I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God”–(John 20:17). If Jesus is God, the Jews, having the same Father as Jesus, must also be God(s).
Jesus saying, “he that hath seen me hath seen the Father,” means that whoever saw his works (of miracles) has seen the miracles of God; for Jesus performed miracles through the power of God–(John 14:9; Luke 11:20; Acts 2:22).
This is made clear by Jesus in John 14:10 where Jesus says: “Believe thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak NOT OF MYSELF: but the FATHER THAT DWELLETH IN ME, HE DOETH THE WORKS.” (Notably, God dwells in every man: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLETH IN YOU?”–1 Cor. 3:16. Compare with Qur’an: “Then He (Allāh) made him (man) complete and breathed into him of His Spirit”–(15:29; 32:9; 38:72).
1 John 5:7 states: “For there are three that BEAR RECORD in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (which is assumed to be Trinity. Notably, the Gideons New American Standard Bible, 1973, does NOT have this verse. Whose Bible is right?)
Significantly, this statement was NOT made by Jesus, but by John. It does not mean Father, Word (as Jesus is referred to) and Holy Ghost are one, it means the “RECORD” of these three is “one” –i.e. they are in agreement, they do not contradict the other –the words the prophet teaches are the words he received from the angel of revelation, which words were given to the angel by God.
On the Day of Judgment these three will bear witness against man. God who will bear witness He sent guidance; the Angel will bear witness he delivered the guidance to the prophet; the prophet(s) will bear witness he delivered the message to his people; thus these three “witnesses” will be “one” or same: that is, that Divine Message was given to man.
That the witness of God, His prophet and Angel are “one.” On the Day of Judgment people will becalled with their respective prophet(s); the prophetswilltestifytheydelivered God’s mess-age. Thus, Jesus admonished his followers: “Many will say to me in that day (of Judgment),Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY”–(Matt. 7:22-23).
Which words of Jesus finds consonance in Qur’an 5:116-117.“And when Allāh will say: O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, Take me and my mother for two gods besides Allāh? He will say: Glory be to Thee! It was not for me to say what I had no right to say…I said to them naught save as Thou didst command me: Serve Allāh, my Lord and your Lord.” (Com-pare with Mark 12:29).
In Exodus 3:14 God says His name is “I AM.” In John 8:58 Jesus says: “Before Abraham was, I am.” This “I am” of Jesus does not mean that Jesus is saying he is God. All Jesus is saying is that before Abraham was, I am before Abraham –where the “before Abraham” is understood; much like instead of saying I am taller than he is tall, it is said I am taller than him, or I am taller than he is. (Notably, God’s “I AM” is capital letters, Jesus’ is not. God’s name is also “Jealous”–(Exodus 34:14).
Jesus being before Abraham refers to him pre-existing Abraham as Solomon pre-existed Jesus–(Prov. 8:23-35. Seems everyone had a pre-existence: “the word of the Lord came unto me saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee”–(Jeremiah 1:5).
That every person had a pre-existence. We took an oath with Allāh before we were sent into the world. Allāh reminds us of this in His Qur’an: “And when thy Lord brought forth from the children of Adam, from their loins, their descendants, and made them bear witness about themselves: Am I not your Lord? They said: Yes; we bear witness. Lest you should say on the day of Resurrection: We were unaware of this, Or (lest) you should say: Only our fathers ascribed partners (to Allah) before (us), and we were (their) descendants after them. Wilt Thou destroy us for what liars did?”–(Qur’an 7:172-173).
Thus, not only Jesus, but all of us “proceedeth forth and come from God.”
John 1:1-5 says: “In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”(There is NO mention of the third party of the Trinity, the “Holy Ghost”). That the Word was “with God” and that the Word “was God” –this is the same as saying that God was with God. The word could not be with God and yet be God. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din notes:
“The term word, used in St. John, which stands for the Greek word Logos, is an inadequate rendering. In all his writings Philo speaks of Logos,–a philosophic conception of later growth and a development of the “Idea of Plato,” in his theory of Emanation. It does not mean Word; it conveys “Thought as well as expression.” Plato, when dealing with the subject, spoke of something –as the first thing in creation that may be styled “Reason or Wisdom”– the first product of Herbert Spencer’s “First Intelligent Cause.”
Notably, Philo “lived and wrote all this one hundred years before the writers, whosoever they may be, of that Gospel.” (The Sources of Christianity, pp. 76-77, this book may obtained from www.muslim.org).
Jesus is “a” word, NOT “the” word, from Allāh–(Qur’an 3:44). “Word” is not exclusive to Jesus. The words of Allāh are so numerous that if all the trees were pens, and the sea with seven more seas added to it were ink, to write the words of Allāh, they would all be exhausted before the words of Allah would be exhausted –(Qur’an 31:27; 18:109. See Qur’an 6:34, 10:64, 66:12 for “words” of Allāh). Everything created must be a “word” of Allāh; the Bible also teaches this where God decreed creation by saying “Let there be…”–(Gen. 1:3-25).
Jesus as “word” means “promise,” as Allāh had promised Mary to give her a son–(Qur’an 3:45). Jesus made it clear he is not God: “Why callest thou me good? there is NONE good but one, that is GOD”–(Matt. 19:17; Mark 10:18). Jesus not only denies he is God, he denies he is good. If Jesus is God:
-God is sitting on his right hand–(Mark 16:19).
-God ascended to himself–(John 20:17).
-God led himself to be tempted by the devil–(Matt. 4:1).
-God sent himself to Jews–(John 6:38; 17:3).
-God would have known the day and hour of future events–(Mark 13:32).
-God is made into a “curse”–(Gal. 3:13; Deut. 21:23).
-God prayed to himself; “forsaken,” thanked, heard and worshipped himself–(Matt; 26:39; 27: 46; Luke 10:21; John 11:41; 4:22. Whereas Jesus prayed to and worshipped God, Christians pray to and worship Jesus.
Jesus also said that man can be as perfect as God: “(be) perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect”–(Matt. 5:48). Does this mean that the “perfect” man is God? In fact God says that Noah was “just” and “perfect”: “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God”–(Gen. 6:9). Does this mean that Noah is God?
And God made Moses a god unto Pharaoh: “And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a God to Pharaoh”–(Exodus 7:1). Would Christians say that Moses is God or a God? In fact, since Jesus is only a “son” of God (as Christians claim) and Moses is a “god” then Moses is greater than Jesus. Moreover, God calls the Elders of Israel gods, as stated by Jesus in his arguments with the Jews in John 10:35-36: “Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he (God) called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; say ye of him (Jesus), whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemeth; because I said I am the son of God?” (Jesus may very well mean that he is son of one of these Elders of Israel –John the Baptist as some argue– and not son of God, the Creator).
Christians take Jesus’ figurative expressions literally and his literal expressions, such as to sell your garments and buy swords figuratively. Declared the Prince of Peace: “he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one”–(Luke 22:36).
As the context of Luke 22:35-51 shows, Jesus, knowing that the Jews were out to kill him, ordered his disciples to prepare themselves in defense by arming themselves with “swords;” which “sword” was used against the high priest’s servant to “cut off his right ear” and which ear Jesus “touched” and “healed”–(Luke 22:49-51). No metaphorical “sword” can “cut off” a physical “ear” and Jesus would have had no need to touch and heal a metaphorically-cut ear; here is the full statement: “When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him. Lord, shall we SMITE WITH THE SWORD? And one of them SMOTE the servant of the high priest, and CUT OFF HIS RIGHT EAR. And Jesus…TOUCHED HIS EAR, AND HEALED HIM)–(Luke 22:47-51).
This statement of Jesus is taken to be metaphorical whereas the metaphorical “son of God” and Jesus’ “I and my Father are one” etc; are taken to be of literal import.
If Jesus performing Miracles make Jesus God then
-the pool at Bethesda must be “Divine”–(John 5:2-4);
-and Moses–(Exodus 7:10; 14:21); Elijah–(1 Kings 17:17-23; 2 Kings 2:7-8);
-Elisha–(2 Kings 2:12-14; 2 Kings 4:32-36);
-Joshua who made the moon and sun stand still–(Joshua 10:12-13);
-the river Jordan which healed Namaan–(2 Kings 5:9-14);
-Elisha’s dead bones which brought a dead man back to life–(2 Kings 13:20-21);
-the statue of a brass serpent that had the power to preserve life–(Num. 21:8-9);
-Balaam’s ass which performed the miracle of speaking to Balaam–(Num. 22:28, 30);
-false Christ’s and false prophets that can perform miracles–(Matt. 24:24);
all these performers of miracles must also be “God.”
Considering that even false Christs and false prophets can also perform miracles as Jesus declared, “reason” would dictate that the performing of miracles is no proof of “divinity” or “divine calling,” In fact, even with all his stupendous miracles the Jews yet tried to kill Jesus and to this day do not believe in him.
Whereas Jesus prayed to God and exhorted his followers to do the same (the Lord’s Prayer); and he worshipped God (at his raising of Lazarus and in the Garden of Gethsemane to be spared death) and in his most desperate moment called out to God (from the cross/pole), Christians are praying to and worshipping and calling out to Jesus.
Jesus made it absolutely clear that he is not God: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and HIM only shalt thou serve” –(Matt. 4:10); “Why callest thou me good? there is NONE good but ONE, THAT IS GOD”–(Matt. 19:17).
On the alleged Divinity of Jesus. In the tenth year of the Hijrah, the Prophet Mohammad had a discussion with the Christians of Najran. This dialogue is noted by Khwaja Nazir Ahmad in his book Jesus in Heaven on Earth, (pp. 174-176)– (footnotes to this narrative are omitted):-
“The last objection of the Christians is that the Holy Qur’an cites the case of Adam as a parallel to that of Jesus; therefore Jesus, like Adam, was without a father. They urge that Jesus was created, like Adam, by a Divine Command: kun fa yakoon.
In this connection Christian critics of Islam refer to the following Qur’anic verse:
Surely the likeness of Jesus is with Allah as the likeness of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, Be, and he was. (This is) the truth from your Lord, so be not of the disputers-(Qur’an 3:58-59).
All commentators of the Holy Qur’an, ancient and modern, agree that these verses, along with some others, were revealed when the Holy Prophet was having a discussion with the Christians of Najran in the tenth year of the Hijra. This deputation consisted of sixty men and was headed by Abdul Masih, the chief of the Christians of Najran.
The discussion took place in the Mosque of the Holy Prophet where the visitors had been lodged and permitted to hold their own prayers. In Sirat-ul-Halabi the visit of this deputation is described in full detail. The point at issue was the divinity of Jesus. (The plural pronoun “They” was used throughout to indicate that Abdul Masih was speaking on behalf of himself and his companions). (Emphasis added).
“Abdul Masih, the leader of the Christians, opened the discussion and enquired from the Holy Prophet:
They said: What do you think of our Lord (Sahib)?
The Messenger of God enquired: “Who is your Lord?”
They replied: Isa. Do you take him to be a servant of God?
The Messenger of God said: “Yes.”
They then asked: “Have you seen anyone like him, or have you been informed of a man like him? He is God because he had no father, he raised the dead, he gave information of the unseen, he cured lepers and made birds from clay. Consider this superiority. Do you still call him a servant of God?”
The Holy Prophet did not answer at once for at that very moment came the Divine revelation and one of the verses revealed was:
Surely the likeness of Jesus is with Allāh as the likeness of Adam; He created him from dust, then said, Be, and he was. (Qur’an 3:59)
It may be noticed that the verse does not say that the creation of Jesus was like that of Adam. I now quote the discussion from Tafsir Ibn Jarir at-Tabari where it is recorded in full detail under this very verse:
They questioned: “Who was his father?”
The Messenger of God replied: “Don’t you know that no child is born but has a likeness to its father in form and appearance?”
They said: “Yes, we know.”
The Messenger of God said: “Don’t you know that our God is alive and will never die and Jesus had to die?”
They said: “Yes, we know.”
The Messenger of God said: “Don’t you know that our God is One to Whom everything submits. He is the Custodian and Guardian of all and He gives sustenance to everyone?”
They replied: “Yes, we know.”
The Messenger of God questioned: “Was Jesus possessed of any of these powers?”
They replied: “No.”
The Messenger of God then asked: “Did Jesus know of any of these things except those of which God gave him knowledge?”
They answered: “No.”
The Messenger of God said: “Don’t you know that our God neither eats, nor drinks, nor does He answer the calls of nature?”
They said: “Yes, we know.”
Then said the Messenger of God: “Don’t you know that Jesus was conceived by a woman just as any other woman conceives a child, then she gave birth to him like every other woman gives birth to a child, he was then reared up like other children, then he used to eat and drink and answer the calls of nature like other human beings?”
They said: “Yes, we know.”
The Messenger of God then enquired: “How can Messiah be the One you take him to be (i.e. God)?
Rabi narrates that the Christians could not reply to this question, but would not agree either and insisted on their false belief. As a last resort the Holy Prophet invited them in the terms of the revelation:
“But whoever disputes with you in this matter after what has come to you of knowledge, then say: Come! let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women, and our people and your people, then let us be earnest in prayer and pray for the curse of Allah on the liars”–(Qur’an 3:61).
The Christians wanted time to consider the challenge and on the next day Abdul Masih and two of his companions informed the Holy Prophet that they had decided not to accept it, and that they would not pray against him nor invite him to pray against them. Thereupon an agreement was entered into whereby they were made free to practise their religion.”
Jesus having performed miracles through the POWER OF GOD–(Luke 11:20; John 8:28, 11:42; Acts 2:22; Qur’an 3:48), Jesus could not be God.
The Gospels state that at the baptism of Jesus “the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a DOVE upon him, and a VOICEcame from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased”–(Luke 3:21-22. Though the “beloved” son blasphemed from the cross that the Father had “forsaken” him).
Bear in mind Jesus was on land, the “dove” in the air, and “a” voice from heaven –all are in separate forms and existences– thus Father, Son and Holy Ghost cannot be “one.”(That 1+1+1=1, and 1 divided by 3=1 is mathematicide).
Significantly, the verse says “A” voice came from heaven. But Jesus said about God: “Ye have NEITHER heard his voice at ANY TIME, nor seen his shape”–(John 5:37).
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!”