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.
DID JESUS LIE?
(Please note: this is the Christian’s Jesus; for the Muslim’s Jesus read the Qur’an).
Christians claim that whereas Islam allows Muslim to lie, Jesus never told a lie.
While Islam teaches that prophets are/were sinless, according to the Gospels Jesus not only lied he was a hypocrite and instructed his followers to lie/deceive.
That Jesus lied: Jesus told his followers: “Go ye up unto this feast, for my time is not yet full come,” “But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret”–(John 7:8-10).
Clearly, Jesus did not want to go with them, and lied that he would be going later; and soon as they had gone from him he left for the feast. Surely, Jesus being “God” and “Son of God” must have had the foreknowledge about when he would be going, considering “he knew what was in man” (he knew their minds/hearts)–(John 2:23-25). Even in the maddening crowd Jesus knew someone had touched the hem of his garment–(Luke 8:44-45).
Jesus taught his followers to lie. Jesus says: “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison”–(Matt.5:25).
Jesus saying to agree with the “adversary” could not beabout, or restricted to, a law-suit (Jesus clearly says to give the suer your cloak as well as coat–Matt. 5:40). A suer would not necessarily receive judgment in his favor so that one would have to agree with him. Unless he likes jail, seems only a crook would wait till he is jailed before paying every “farthing” he owes.
This injunction of Jesus gives Christians a hole so big to accommodateevery conceivable lie and deception and for any situation that the battleships Iowa Jima and Lincoln can sail side by side through it. And with mega space to spare. With this permission Christians can even frame an innocent person all the way to the executioner’s needle just so they would not be thrown in jail.
Sure the Bible says not to bear false witness, but clearly this is superseded by Jesus (who is said to be son of God and even “God”) for “Christians” to have no borders when it comes to saving their hide. Moreover, Jesus came some five hundred years AFTER Moses.
Moreover, the Biblical God (and as the Christian’s say Jesus is God, Jesus) had his prophets “lie.” In 1Kings chapter 22, King Ahab wanted to know if he would be successful in the battle of Ramoth-gilead. Confused, because he was getting conflicting answers from his “prophets,” King Ahab summoned Micaiah, even though he disliked Micaiah because the latter does not give him favorable answers. Micaiah prophesied that king Ahab would be killed and the Israelites defeated–(22:17).
This upset King Ahab. He wanted to know how it is that he gets conflicting answers from his prophets and Micaiah. Micaiah replied that he had a vision of the Court of God about God asking which one of his spirits will tell King Ahab that he must go to battle and be killed. The spirits all came up with one story or the other to convince King Ahab. Then one clever spirit elected to do the job by being a “lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets. And he (God) said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth and do so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a LYING spirit in the mouth of all these prophets, and the LORD hath spoken EVIL concerning thee”–(22:17-23. Incidentally, Micaiah was sent to prison for his prophecy. King Ahab was killed in accordance with the decree of God as prophesied by Micaiah).
However, if Jesus had never lied, yet this would not make him God or Son of God or vicarious atoner. As shown in various pages on this site, the cardinal doctrines of Christianity –Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement– were not revealed by God they were not taught by Jesus. Inherited sin and vicarious atonement were devised by Paul and institutionalized by the Church, and Trinity was invented by the Church.
That Jesus was a hypocrite see (JESUS-HYPOCRITE, LIAR, FRAUD).
That Muslims can lie to spread Islam see ISLAM-ALLOWS LYING).