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Jesus – The Man


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Son – Biblical Proof and Islamic Rebuttal

In Luke, the genealogy of Jesus goes back to Adam who is called son of God. (Luke 3:38) After Adam, the other forefathers in the list were just sons of men.

Because God used his Holy Spirit to transfer the heavenly being that became Jesus to Mary’s womb, the man Jesus could also be called Son of God in the same sense as Adam was. For this reason, Paul calls Jesus the last Adam. (1 Cor 15:45) This confirms that we may call Jesus “Son of God” as Adam was called.

Right after John the Baptizer baptized Jesus, God anointed Jesus with Holy Spirit. This also was the time that Jesus was made the Son of God in a spiritual sense. In the gospel of John chapter one, we are further taught that Jesus also is God’s only begotten son or only begotten god. He is the only one created directly by God who was with God from the very beginning of his creative effort.

Matthew 3:16,17, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

John 1:14, 18, And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth. . .18No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. . .29The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (ASV)

John 5:19-24, Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner. 20For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and greater works than these will he show him, that ye may marvel. 21For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will. 22For neither doth the Father judge any man, but he hath given all judgment unto the Son; 23that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father that sent him. 24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgment, but hath passed out of death into life.

003.055 Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the forged statement that 'Isa (Jesus) is Allah's son) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.

Al-Qur'an, 003.055 (Aal-E-Imran [The Family of Imran])

002.116 They say: "Allah hath begotten a son" :Glory be to Him.-Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: everything renders worship to Him.

Al-Qur'an, 002.116 (Al-Baqara [The Cow])

009.030 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

Al-Qur'an, 009.030 (At-Tawba [Repentance, Dispensation])  (See also, 006.101)
Here the Qur'an vehemently opposes the clear testimony and claim of the Bible that Jesus is the Son of God. As in so many other cases regarding Biblical characters, the characters are accepted as real by the Qur'an, but all the witness that the OT and NT, the Bible, carries regarding such is totally disregarded. In doing so, it tries to destroy the Bible's message of hope and forgiveness of sin, while it itself has nothing worthwhile that replaces this.
 
Thus it proves itself to be a message working against the Holy Spirit of God and sets itself up as God speaking twisted words of error trying to lead astray the believers.
 

OT and NT Harmony


Instead of this disharmonious destructive testimony of the Qur'an, the OT shows itself in harmony with the NT. All of Psalm two confirms the NT's , Jesus' own testimony, and what his companion disciples said about him.

Psalms 2:2, The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying , 3Let us break their bonds asunder, And cast away their cords from us. 4He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh: The Lord will have them in derision. 5Then will he speak unto them in his wrath, And vex them in his sore displeasure:

6 Yet I have set my king Upon my holy hill of Zion.

7 I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son; This day have I begotten thee.

12Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, For his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all they that take refuge in him.

Matthew 21:5, Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, Meek, and riding upon an ass, And upon a colt the foal of an ass. (ASV)
As seen, Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, becomes king over God's heavenly kingdom in Zion. Jesus is Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed one of God.

All of the Bible tells the same message from beginning to the very end. Disharmony originates not with God, but with his enemy.  Salvation shall elude those embracing this discordant message that opposes the crystal clear waters of salvation God has poured out for our sakes. (Rev 21:6)

Revelation 21:6-8, . . . I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7He that overcometh shall inherit these things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part shall be in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death. (ASV)
The man Jesus is Son of God as Adam was, Son of God by the expressed will of God, spirit begotten or born again, and finally, John the Baptist tells us that this Jesus is the Lamb of God that “takes away the sin of the world.”   Indeed, this Jewish man born into a poor carpenter's family – himself a carpenter (Mark 6:2) in a small Jewish village perhaps not very significant according to John 1:46 – was to have globally felt consequences.
 

The Law and Jesus


Luke 16:16, The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the glad tidings of the kingdom of God are announced, and every one forces his way into it. (Darby)

An oft quoted scripture has been used to support a fallacy by those that must be scripturally ignorant, or they are those that adhere to the Islamic faith opposing both the Jewish and the Christian beliefs and scripture while still claiming paradoxically to believe in the individuals revealed therein. 
Matthew 5:17,18, Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil. 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished. (ASV)
This scripture is used to support the claim that the Law Covenant has not been made obsolete. For people of rational thought and logic, it is obvious that Christ stated that nothing would pass away from the law and prophets until all things therein had been fulfilled. Once more – "till all things be accomplished." Then, once these had been accomplished they would pass. Jesus resurrected confirms that here:
Luke 24:44, And he said unto them, These are my words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me. 45Then opened he their mind, that they might understand the scriptures; 46and he said unto them, Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day; 47and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48Ye are witnesses of these things. 49And behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

004.157 That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-

Al-Qur'an, 004.157 (An-Nisa [Women])

Erroneous Inspirations of the Qur'an

I John 4:6, We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he who is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (ASV)
That the Qur'an denies Jesus' own testimony verifying his death and manner of death tells us of its disbelief in this Jesus it claims to believe in.

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the dots, the man Jesus taught "till all things be accomplished" "nothing would pass away from the law . . ." Now Jesus resurrected teaches in Luke 24~
1. that all these things have been fulfilled the conclusion being that now the law would pass away! Logic and rational thought must prevail.

2. that Christ suffered death by execution and was resurrected on the third day

3. that remission of sins in the name of Jesus Christ should be preached globally to all nations

4. that the followers of Christ would be clothed in power from on high.

Let those who claim to believe in Jesus Christ whether they are Islam or Christian read this and weep if they reject the Bible's word about Jesus.

Thus their own scripture condemns them when they use trickery and tell us that our Holy Bible is not the original when their own words in our eyes are nothing but clever inventions made more than 500 years later. Are the inspired writers of the Gospel who lived and walked with Christ more inaccurate than a man that lived so far removed in time who accepts the Biblical personages but rejects the Bible's message? In no way is this possible.   This logic is even disproved by the Qur'an itself.
002.085 . . . Then is it only a part of the Book that ye believe in, and do ye reject the rest? but what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life?- and on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.
Al-Qur'an, 002.085 (Al-Baqara [The Cow])
In Matt 8:17, we read this:
and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick: 17that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: Himself took our infirmities, and bare our diseases. (ASV)
This passage comes from Isaiah chapter 53:4 and when we read the chapter, we immediately see how this whole chapter concerns Jesus. The importance of this can not be overstated. This chapter ties Gen 3:9 together with Isaiah 53:5 and with Jesus. In this manner, the Bible's overall harmonious agreement comes to light.
Isaiah 53:5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (KJV)
Gen 3:14,15, And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Once these prophecies have been tied together, the woman's identity may be understood though it is outside the scope of this discussion. The Serpent's identity is obviously the original serpent or dragon, Satan the devil. The bruising of God's seed's heel was the putting to death of Jesus.

Later in the 53rd chapter, as we can see in the quotes below,
1. Christ is shown to be the Lamb of God as John the Baptist also stated.
2. He is also shown to carry the sin of many.
3. He is shown to have been killed, slaughtered.
4. Acts of the Apostles tell us that this chapter is about Jesus. (Acts 8:32, 33) 
All of these Biblical realities are clear and succinct. Again, in these cases, Islam denies all of this. In so doing, it is in direct opposition to the Inspired prophecies of the Bible, to the Holy Spirit — It proves itself to be from God's enemy.
Isaiah 53:7, He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (KJV)

Acts 8:32,33, Now the passage of the Scripture which he was reading was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before his shearer is dumb, So he openeth not his mouth: 33In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: His generation who shall declare? For his life is taken from the earth. (ASV)


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