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Reality JESUS (Peace

There is no one worthy to be worshipped but Allah, Muhammad is His (last) Messenger.

Muhammad SalLalLahu Alehe WaAlehe WaSabehe WaSalLam

The Reality of JESUS (Peace Be Upon Him)

The Islamic view of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) lies between two extremes. The Jews, who rejected Jesus as a prophet of God, called him imposter. The Christians, on the other hand, considered him to be the Son of God and worship him as such. Islam considers Jesus to be one of the great prophets of God and respect him as Abraham, Moses, Muhammad(Peace Be Upon Them All) to mention but a few.

This is in conformity with the Islamic view of the oneness of God, the oneness of divine guidance, and the complementary role of the subsequent mission of God's messengers. Now, let us examine the facts about Jesus one by one, to get a clear picture of him.

1.God Is All Knowing ... But Jesus Was Not

When speaking of the Day of Judgment, Jesus clearly gave evidence of a limitation of his knowledge when he said, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in Heaven, neither the son 'but the Father"(Mark 13:32 and Matt 24:36).But God knows all. His knowledge is without limitations. That Jesus, of his own admission, did not know when the Day of Judgment would be is clear proof that Jesus is not all-knowing, and therefore Jesus is not God.

2.God Is All-Powerful ... But Jesus Was Not

While Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) performed many miracles, he himself admitted that the power he had was not his own but was derived from God when he said, "Verily, verily I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do..." (John 5:19). Again he said, "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will but the will of the Father which has sent me." (John 5:30) But God is not only All-Powerful; He is also the source of all power and authority. That Jesus, of his own admission, could do nothing on his own is clear proof that Jesus is not all-powerful, and therefore that Jesus is not God.

3. God Does Not Have A God... But Jesus Did Have A God

God is the ultimate judge and refuge for all, and He does not call upon nor pray to any other. But Jesus acknowledged that there was one whom he worshipped and and to whom he prayed when he said, "I ascend unto my father and your father, and to my God and your God." (John 20:17). He is also reported to have cried out while on the cross, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matt. 27:46). If Jesus were God, then could this be read, "Myself, myself, why hast thou forsaken me?" Would that not be pure nonsense? When Jesus prayed the Lord's Prayer (Luke 11:2-4),was he praying to himself? When in the garden of Gethsemane he prayed, "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt." (Matt. 26:36). Was Jesus praying to himself? Jesus, of his own admission and by his own actions, acknowledged, worshipped, and prayed to another being as God is clear proof that Jesus himself is not God.

4. God's will Was Distinct From His Own
Perhaps the clearest indication we have that Jesus and God are not equal, and therefore not one and the same, comes again from the mouth of Jesus himself who said in(John 14:28) "My Father is greater than I. "When someone referred to him as a good master in (Luke, 18:19), Jesus responded: "Why callest thou me good? None is good save one, that is God..." Furthermore, Jesus grew clear distinction between himself and God when he said, "I proceeded forth and came from God, neither came I of myself but He sent me." (John 8:42) Jesus gave clear evidence of his own subordination to God, rather than his equality with God, when he said in (Luke 22:42), "Not my will but Thine will be done" and in John 5:30, "I seek not mine own but the will of the Father which has sent me. "That Jesus would admit that he did not come into the world on his own initiative but was directed to do so, that he would acknowledge another being as greater than himself, and that he would negate his own will in deference to affirming the will of another, give clear proof that Jesus is not the Supreme One and therefore Jesus is not God.

According to the Bible, God is an invisible spirit ………

5. But Jesus Was Flesh And Blood

Christianity believes that God created man in His own image: white, black or anything else, male or female? This is according to Genesis 1:26: "And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness..." But this contradicts Isaiah 40:18 and 25: "To whom when will ye liken God? Or what likeness will ye compare unto him? To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? Saith the Holy One. "See also Psalm 89:6: "For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?" And even Jeremiah: 10:6,7 "For as much as there is none like unto thee, 0 Lord... there is none like unto thee. "Finally, in 1 Kings we read: "But will God indeed dwell on the earth?.

Behold, heaven and the heaven of heaven's cannot contain you." (8- 26-27) Our question is how does Jesus fit as being God? And how can God be born by a mortal one as any other mortal when it is clearly stated in the verse that heaven and earth cannot contain God.

While thousands saw Jesus and heard his voice, Jesus himself said that this could not be done with God when he said: " No man have seen God at any time." (John 1:18). "Ye have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His shape." (John 5:37). So, Jesus said that no one had seen or heard God at any time. How then can Jesus fit as being God when his followers both saw and heard him? This is clear proof that Jesus was not God. During his lifetime, Jesus never claimed to be Almighty God, Who is worthy of worshipping. Besides, he was frank in calling his people to worship the One and only God, Who is in the heaven. Why shouldn't we surrender completely and be loyal to this One God, as Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) did, and thus convince ourselves that Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) was only a man and a great prophet?

The Church recognizes the Bible as the primary source of knowledge about God and Jesus. But since the Bible makes it clear that Jesus is not the Supreme Being and the Supreme Being is not Jesus, upon what basis have you come to believe otherwise?.

It should be clearly understood that all the prophets and messengers of God right from Adam to Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Them All) preached the Oneness of God. Thus, their religion was Islam, which means total submission to the will and commands of the only One God (Allah

The Reality of JESUS (Peace Be Upon Him)