Woe Unto Us, For Judah’s Scepter Has Departed And The Messiah Has Not Appeared!



I have recognized that for some odd reason Christians usually hesitate to write material on Jews, possibly in fear of offending them. Nevertheless, God has burdened me to write this and a few spiritual attacks from the enemy has delayed me from doing so. If you are Jewish and reading this, please do not think that I write this out of hate, I only do this out of love and my desire to expose the truth. Ever since I was a child, I asked myself the question why do Jews reject Jesus – I have done my research – but I find the reasons for doing so are severely lacking in my opinion, so in this article I will provide the first of several undeniable pieces of evidence which proves that Jesus is the Messiah.


What I am about to share with you is perhaps one of the most powerful proofs that Jesus is in fact the Messiah, a proof which many Jews may have never even heard. In the Book of Genesis chapter 49, we read about Jacob  blessing each of his sons – most Jews are familiar with this story, some Christians are not. When Jacob arrived at the blessing for Judah he made this remark which also turns out to be an amazing prophecy (Genesis 49:1):

Genesis 49:8-11
Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:

jacob blessing his sons

From Genesis 49:10 we learn that two things were to occur immediately after the arrival of the Messiah or Shiloh: 


1) The Departure of the scepter of Judah or its identity: “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah…”
2) The Suppression of Judicial Power: “…nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come.”


First of all, the “sceptre” that we see in the prophecy, according to the Rabbis, was a “tribal staff” or “tribal identity,” this granted the Jews the power to render justice on those who broke the Mosaic Law and exact capital punishment on the guilty or “jus gladii” – a legal term which simply means “to seek the death punishment for a crime.” As such, this prophecy actually gives us a time limit for the arrival of the Messiah, so the Messiah would only arrive just before the Jews lost this special authority. Please keep in mind that this prophecy also eliminates anyone else from claiming to be the Messiah after these two above requirements have been satisfied.

From 606-537 B.C., Judah was made captive by the Babylonians for 70 years, which is commonly known as the Babylonian captivity. Judah had lost their national sovereignty but had retained its identity as a judge that can demand punishment (McDowell, 1979), this is confirmed within the Book of Ezra, where we learn that they had judges and individuals in place to uphold the law (Ezra 7:25, 26). Even while under the oppression of the Medo-Persians, Greeks and Roman Empire for the next 500 centuries, Judah had never lost its identity.

It was only until the very first quarter of the 1st century A.D., that something interesting happened – and I am not even referring to Jesus! Josephus, a 1st century Jewish historian, tells us in chapter 13 of his book “Antiquities of the Jews XVII” and within “The Jewish War,” that around the year 6 A.D. or 7 A.D., the son of king Herod, Herod Archelaus, was dethroned and exiled to Vienna, a city of Gaul. Herod Archelaus was then quickly replaced by a Roman Procurator named Caponius by Caesar Augustus. 

I am sure that a Jew reading this would tell me, “Genesis 49:10 was not directed to the Messiah, and that this interpretation is one of many misinterpretations of scripture made by Christians,” – I must say that this is not only my opinion, but it is that of many Ancient Rabbis and trusted Hebrew literature. Within the Targum Yerushalmi, a well respected Hebrew translation and commentary on the Torah, we see this same interpretation of this verse,

“Kings shall not cease from the house of Judah…until the time of the coming of the King Messiah…to whom all the dominions of the earth shall become subservient.” – pg. 8 of Levy (1974)


With respect to the above quote, Herod Archelaus and his father, Herod the Great, were nominal Jews. Herod the Great, in particular was named “King of the Jews” by Augustus, therefore both son and father were the last Jewish kings before leadership was handed over to the Gentiles (Richardson, 1999). Within the Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 98b, Rabbi Johanan said,

“The world was created…for the sake of the Messiah, what is this Messiah’s name? The school of Rabbi Shila said: His name is Shiloh, for it is written, until Shiloh come.'”


As such we see that the first requirement was indeed satisfied, but what about the second requirement? Is there any confirmation that Jews did indeed lose the power to uphold the law and serve capital punishment? Yes, according to Levy (1974), with this change in leadership the right to take the life of a law-breaker was stripped from the Sanhedrin and given to Rome. This was the custom of Rome whenever it seized absolute control  as Tacitus, a Roman historian, once said, “The Romans reserved to themselves the right of the sword, and neglected all else (McDowell, 1979).” Even the Jerusalem Talmud confirms that this indeed happened:

“A little more than forty years before the destruction of the Temple, the power of pronouncing capital sentences was taken away from the Jews.” – Jerusalem Talmud, Sanhedrin, folio 24


The following source is also quite telling, we find it within chapter 9 of Josephus’ book, Antiquities of the Jews Book XX,

“After the death of the procurator Festus, when Albinus was about to succeed him , the high priest Ananias considered it a favorable opportunity to assembly the Sanhedrin. He therefore caused James the Brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, and several others, to appear before this hastily assembled council, and pronounced upon them the sentence of death by stoning. All the wise men and strict observers of the law who were at Jerusalem expressed their disapprobation of this act…Some even went to Albinus himself, who had departed to Alexandria, to bring this breach of the law under his observation, and to inform him that Ananius had acted illegally in assembling the Sanhedrin without the Roman authority.”


This passage above not only gives us a clear confirmation that the Jews had lost the power to exact punishment but it even goes further to confirm that Jesus and James, His half-brother, were genuine historical figures! James was recorded to have been killed no later than 69 A.D. so this at least limits the departure of judicial power to no time after than that date. Of course, the informed Christian and Jew may know that the Bible actually provides additional confirmation for the quote from the Jerusalem Talmud, that the judicial power to serve capital punishment had already departed just before Jesus’ trial. We all know that the Jews needed to go to Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, in order to get permission to execute Jesus for his “blasphemies” as the gospels tells us (John 10:30-33):

John 18:28
Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?
They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:


In spite of all this, one of the most significant parts of this prophecy was the events that unfolded once the Jewish leadership recognized that the scepter had departed and the Messiah did not appear to have arrived. It was such a sorrowful affair that was recorded in Chapter 4, folio 37 of the Babylonian Talmund and by Augustin Lemann in his book, “Jesus Before the Sanhedrin,” which reports a comment made by Rabbi Rachmon:

“When the members of the Sanhedrin found themselves deprived of their right over life and death, a general consternation took possession of them: they covered their heads with ashes, and their bodies with sackcloth, exclaiming: ‘Woe unto us for the scepter has departed from Judah and the Messiah has not come.'”
rabbis in sack cloth and ashes


Little did the Jewish leaders know that while they were mourning  on the streets of Jerusalem, that the Messiah was already a young man growing up in a carpenter’s shop in Nazareth by the name of Jesus. What is the conclusion here? Jesus must have been the Messiah without a shadow of doubt! The prophecy of Genesis 29:10 is remarkably specific and limits the Messiah’s arrival to just before the departure of the scepter of Judah and the Jewish power to set capital punishment – so specific that anyone who will claim or has claimed to be Messiah after these events would instantly fail this particular prophecy. I would imagine that Jews who still dare to reject Jesus, in spite of this article, would be quite open to the idea that God’s Law can become null or that His word can become void a false accusation which Jews often brand Biblical Christianity with. Please remember to take a look at the video which opens this article, because it powerfully explores the relationship between Judaism, Christianity and the Messiah:

Isaiah 40:8
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Isaiah 55:10, 11
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.


~Planet Zion


References:

n.d. Babylonian Talmud. Sanhedrin 98b.

Eastman, Mark, and Chuck Missler. 1995. The Creator Beyond Time and Space. Costa Mesa, California: Word for Today.

Flavius, Josephus. 93–94 AD. Antiquities of the Jews Book – XX.

n.d. Jerusalem Talmud folio 24. Sanhedrin .

Josephus, Flavius. 93-94 A.D. Antiquities of the Jews – Book XVII. Chapter 13.

—. 75 A.D. The Jewish War Book 2. Chapter 8.

Lemann, Augustin. 1886. Jesus before the Sanhedrin. (Translated by Julius Magath).

Levy, Samson H. 1974. The Messiah: An Aramaic Interpretation: The Messianic Exegesis of the Targum. pg. 2, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion.

McDowell, Josh. 1979. In Evidence That Demands a Verdict, by Josh McDowell, 168. San Bernadino, California: Here’s Life Publishers.

Richardson, Peter. 1999. Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

Does The Qur’an Admit That Jesus Is God? The Truth Will Shock You!



I wrote this article out of love and for the sake of Muslims, who believe that Jesus Christ – the one called Isa Ibn Maryam in the Qur’an – was just a mere prophet. Many Muslims are completely unaware that their Qur’an actually suggests – quite often – that the Messiah is God! If you are a Muslim and reading this, then I must warn you that this article will completely change your view of Jesus Christ. If you happen to be a Christian reading this, I would imagine that this would be useful for those who are budding Christian apologists or just curious to learn about the Jesus of the Qur’an. In this post, I will offer 20 proofs from the Qur’an which confirm Jesus’ divinity:


1) Only Allah Is Equal to His Word
2) Only Allah Is Equal to His Spirit
3) Only Allah Can Create
4) Only Allah Is Omniscient
5) Only Allah Is Judge and Ruler
6) Only Allah Is Healer
7) Only Allah Has Power Over Life and Death
8) Only Allah Speaks In Parables
9) Only Allah Can Escape From Our Vision
10) Only Allah Should be Worshiped? The Qur’an Does Not Say That!
11) Only Allah Can Send Messengers And Give Them Power
12) Only Allah’s Throne is Upon the Water
13) Only Allah Is Our Provider
14) Only Allah is Unique
15) Only Allah is Eternal
16) Hints of Jesus’ Preexistence
17) Only Allah is the Most Gracious and Most Merciful
18) Only Allah Commands Authority
19) Only Allah Has Glory
20) Only Allah’s Servants Will Prevail? Which Servants?


 


1) Only Allah Is Equal to His Word

The Qur’an tells us that Allah is both eternal and infinite:

Surah 112:1, 2
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

Surah 57:3
He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Immanent: and He has full knowledge of all things.

In this same Qur’an we have a very fascinating description for the Messiah:

Surah 4:171
…Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers…

Surah 3:39
While he was standing in prayer in the chamber, the angels called unto him: “Allah doth give thee glad tidings of Yahya, witnessing the truth of a Word from Allah, and (be besides) noble, chaste, and a prophet,- of the (goodly) company of the righteous.”

Surah 3:45
Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah;

The Messiah is described above as the ‘Word of God,’ a title which is completely unique to any man or prophet of Allah. The implication of this is that if Jesus was indeed the Word of God, then He would be eternal! Why? Because the Qur’an teaches that the Word of Allah is forever and can never change!:

Surah 6:115
The word of thy Lord doth find its fulfilment in truth and in justice: None can change His words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all.

Surah 10:64
For them are glad tidings, in the life of the present and in the Hereafter; no change can there be in the words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme felicity.

Surah 18:27
And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, and none wilt thou find as a refuge other than Him.

So, as you may see in the above Surahs, because Allah’s words can never change the conclusion which can be drawn from this is that the Word of Allah, Isa, can never change – the Messiah is everlasting! In addition to this we are informed in the Qur’an that the Word of Allah is infinite as the following Surah suggests:

Surah 18:109
Say: “If the ocean were ink (wherewith to write out) the words of my Lord, sooner would the ocean be exhausted than would the words of my Lord, even if we added another ocean like it, for its aid.”

Surah 18:109 has been explained in the commentary book of Ali Ibn Ibrahim Qomi, and in the commentary book of Al-Burhan, narrated from Abi-Basir, from Imam Sadiq who said:

“I inform you that the Word of Allah has neither an end, nor has it finite, nor does it cause to eternity.” – Ali Ibn Ibrahim Qomi in Tafsir Al-Qummi, vol. 2, p.46, and Tafsir al-Burhan, vol. 2, p. 496

So from the mouths of those very respected Islamic Scholars we learn a most interesting fact about the Word of God. We learn that the Word of God is also infinite, which of course confirms the fact that it is indeed unchanging and eternal! I think it is abundantly clear here, that if the Messiah is being described as the Word of God, then He is both eternal and infinite both of which are exclusive attributes of Allah in the Qur’an. And if there is any doubt or rebuttal to this conclusion then please read these Bible verses below:

Isaiah 40:8
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

John 1:1, 2, 14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.The same was in the beginning with God.

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2) Only Allah Is Equal to His Spirit

In the below Surah we learn that Allah pours out his spirit on his own believers:

Surah 58:22
Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who resist Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with a spirit from Himself (roohin minhu). And He will admit them to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein (for ever). Allah will be well pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah that will achieve Felicity.

This spirit is none other than Allah himself, because this same spirit displays omnipresence as it resides within all the servants of Allah at the same time according to the Qur’an. Omnipresence is an attribute which is exclusive to Allah, according to the Qur’an, as suggested by the Surah below and in many others (Surah 6:59; Surah 50:16):

Surah 58:7
Seest thou not that Allah doth know (all) that is in the heavens and on earth? There is not a secret consultation between three, but He makes the fourth among them, – Nor between five but He makes the sixth,- nor between fewer nor more, but He is in their midst, wheresoever they be: In the end will He tell them the truth of their conduct, on the Day of Judgment. For Allah has full knowledge of all things.

And if any Muslim is in doubt of this interpretation then please understand that this is not my interpretation but it is the interpretation of the Islamic scholars when they examine Surah 58:22:

“…Here we learn that all good and righteous men are strengthened by God with the holy spirit. If anything, the phrase used here is stronger, ‘a spirit from Himself.’ Whenever any one offers his heart in faith and purity to God, God accepts it, engraves that faith on the seeker’s heart, and further fortifies him with the Divine Spirit, which we can no more define adequately than we can define in human language the nature of God.” – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an, p. 1518, fn. 5365.

Now if Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian Islamic scholar, and many other scholars agree that this strengthening spirit is Allah, then why is it that Qur’an teaches that this same spirit is the Messiah?:

Surah 4:171
…Christ Jesus the son of Mary was a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary and a spirit proceeding from Him (roohin minhu): so believe in Allah and His messengers…

From the above Surah, we learn that the Messiah is “a spirit proceeding from” Allah! The Messiah is a spirit! Not only a spirit but is the very same spirit that resides within all the believers of Allah mentioned in Surah 58:22. At this point, the informed Muslim may say that the Messiah was only a messenger made in the likeness of Adam and that God breathed in life into Adam and created Adam:

Surah 38:71, 72
[So mention] when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I am going to create a human being from clay.
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration.”

But look at the vast difference between these two Surahs! In Surah 38:72, we see that Allah, “breathed into him of My [created] soul,” note well Adam was created through Allah’s breath but in Surah 4:171, we see that the Messiah was not even created but rather proceeded from Allah – there is a difference here. The Messiah must be equal to Allah! Why? I will explain, if God is holy, then His Spirit is holy and since the Messiah is the Spirit of God, then the Messiah is holy which is confirmed in Surah 19:19. And if both the Messiah and Allah are holy therefore they are one! Is it possible for a spirit to be divided? No, then we must conclude that the Messiah is one with Allah in the Qur’an. Please keep this point in mind as it completely explains why the Messiah can create and the reason why He displays all the attributes discussed in the rest of this article.

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3) Only Allah Can Create

The Qur’an makes it clear in a number of Surahs (Chapters) that only Allah has the power to create (Surah 16:20; Surah 16:17):

Surah 6:102
That is Allah , your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things.

Surah 15:86
Indeed, your Lord – He is the Knowing Creator.

Surah 22:73
O people, an example is presented, so listen to it. Indeed, those you invoke besides Allah will never create [as much as] a fly, even if they gathered together for that purpose. And if the fly should steal away from them a [tiny] thing, they could not recover it from him. Weak are the pursuer and pursued.

Time and time again in the Qur’an, Allah claims that he is the true God and that only he has the power to create. In fact one of the 99 names of Allah is “Al-Khaliq” which means “The Creator.” Yet, the Qur’an tells us that the Messiah, Jesus, also has the power to create:

Surah 3:49
And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.

Surah 5:110
[The Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, “This is not but obvious magic.”

Some Muslims may say that the Qur’an teaches that the Messiah creates like Allah by the Arabic phrase “biidhnillah” translated here as “by permission of Allah,” sometimes as “by Allah’s leave.” Please do not get caught up by those phrases, which all share the meaning of the word “permission.” “Permission” means “the action of officially allowing someone to do a particular thing; consent or authorization.” For instance, I can give you permission to share this article, but that does not mean that you do not have the power to share it – you can do so even without my permission. Understand? Here we clearly see that the Qur’an actually implies that Jesus had already possessed the power to actually create life on His own, but merely was allowed to do so by Allah. Muslims, when they refute this idea completely mistake the meaning of the words “leave” or “permission” for another word “empowerment” which actually means exactly what they try to say “to give power to (someone).” But “biidhnillah” does not mean empowerment at all and as I have shown, it actually implies that Jesus possessed the ability to create to begin with.

Another troubling implication that arises from both Surah 3:49 and Surah 5:110, is that Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, possessed no ability to create, not even to heal others:

Surah 27:80
Indeed, you will not make the dead hear, nor will you make the deaf hear the call when they have turned their backs retreating.

Yet, Muhammad is declared to be the greatest of all prophets and was the “seal of the prophets (Surah 33:40).” Even though Jesus is described as merely creating a bird out of clay, size does not matter, this shows a principle – that if He was capable of doing this, then He was more than capable of creating man out of the ground exactly as Allah claimed to do:

Surah 38:71, 72
[So mention] when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I am going to create a human being from clay.
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration.”

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4) Only Allah Is Omniscient

The Qur’an consistently informs the reader that only Allah is all-knowing or omniscient, as the following Surahs suggest:

Surah 27:65
Say, “None in the heavens and earth knows the unseen except Allah, and they do not perceive when they will be resurrected.”

Surah 6:59
And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.

We learn from Surah 27:65, that Allah is all-knowing, an attribute which is reflected in his name “Al-Basir” and “As-Sami” which means “The Seer of All” and “The Hearer of All” respectively. With respect to the second Surah above we learn that he claims to be both all-knowing and has the ability to see the future which is specifically implied by the phrase “it is written in a clear record,” which implies that these facts were written before they even occur, hence Allah knows the future. Now, Muhammad discouraged anyone who dare claimed that he had the power to know what was hidden:

Surah 6:50
Say, [O Muhammad], “I do not tell you that I have the depositories [containing the provision] of Allah or that I know the unseen, nor do I tell you that I am an angel. I only follow what is revealed to me.” Say, “Is the blind equivalent to the seeing? Then will you not give thought?

Even Muhammad recognized that if anyone hinted that they had the attribute of omniscience, then they would be claiming to be God:

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin Yasar, from Qutailah, a woman from Juhainah, that a Jew came to the Prophet and said: “You are setting up rivals (to Allah) and associating others (with Him). You say: ‘Whatever Allah wills and you will,’ and you say: ‘By the Ka’bah.'” So the Prophet commanded them, if they wanted to swear an oath, to say: “By the Lord of the Ka’bah;” and to say: “Whatever Allah wills, then what you will. – Sunan an-Nasa’i 3773, Book 35, Hadith 13, English Translation Vol. 4, Book 35, Hadith 3804.

As such, it should surprise you that the Qur’an actually tells us that the Messiah is all-knowing:

Surah 3:49
And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.

Not only does Jesus, speak in the first person throughout the verse as one with authority but He even says that He “…informs you of what you eat…” embedded within that statement is the implication that Jesus knows the past, present and future. He also says that He knows, “…what you store in your houses,” which proves that He is all-knowing. Both of which are clear attributes of omniscience.

At this point a Muslim would object by saying that “Allah told Jesus what people ate and what they had in there homes.” But wait a second! In the Qur’an Jesus did not even say that Allah told Him this nor did Allah gave Him the permission at all! I have explained in my last point that permission does not necessarily mean that Jesus could not do such things with His own power. It is clear that the Messiah claims that He is all-knowing, the fact that Jesus speaks in the first person and the absence of the phrase “by permission of Allah” attached to this statement, strongly prove that Jesus had the attribute of omniscience and hence was God. The Bible actually has passages where Jesus demonstrated this power to strangers, foreseeing a fish which had a coin and even knowing what others were thinking:

John 4:17-19
The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

John 17:27
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Luke 5:20-22
And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?

In fact, only the power of omniscience can make anyone remotely eligible to be a fair and perfect judge for every man and woman that ever existed, which brings me to my next point.

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5) Only Allah Is Judge and Ruler

The Qur’an teaches that Allah is our Judge:

Surah 6:57
Say, “Indeed, I am on clear evidence from my Lord, and you have denied it. I do not have that for which you are impatient. The decision is only for Allah . He relates the truth, and He is the best of deciders.

Surah 7:87
And if there should be a group among you who has believed in that with which I have been sent and a group that has not believed, then be patient until Allah judges between us. And He is the best of judges.

Surah 6:114
[Say], “Then is it other than Allah I should seek as judge while it is He who has revealed to you the Book explained in detail?” And those to whom We [previously] gave the Scripture know that it is sent down from your Lord in truth, so never be among the doubters.

In fact some of the 99 names of Allah are directly connected to this role of Allah: “Al-‘Adl” which means “The Just,” “Al-Hakam” which means “The Judge,” “Al-Fattah” which means “The Just Ruler,” and “Ad-Dayyan” which means “The Requiter.” Based on all of these assertions it is clear that Allah is the only judge and ruler of mankind, according to the Qur’an. As I have mentioned in my last point only an omniscient being is capable to serve true justice to all mankind, which is an attribute that the Qur’an says belongs to Allah. Now, it should shock the Muslim to learn that Jesus also shares this role as a Just Ruler and Judge in both the Qur’an and the Hadith:

Surah 4:159
And there is none from the People of the Scripture but that he will surely believe in Jesus before his death. And on the Day of Resurrection he will be against them a witness.

“By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the Son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler)…” – Excerpt of Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Book 55, No. 657; Fateh-ul Bari, Vol. 7, P. 302

The most startling thing to take from the verified Hadith above is that it describes Jesus as a Just Ruler which is actually one of the 99 names of Allah, “Al-Fattah.” No doubt an informed Muslim would say, “Jesus will be Judge because Allah will permit Him to.” If such is the case then shouldn’t the judge of all mankind also bear the attribute of omniscience? Oops! Jesus also has that attribute, if you had read my last point on omniscience. You must also note that He claims in the Qur’an that He is all-knowing without the permission of Allah so the ultimate conclusion is that He is also Judge without permission. Keep note in the above Hadith that Muhammad even said that his soul was in the hands of Jesus Christ! Shouldn’t our souls be in the hands of God? Surah 39:42 says that only Allah has our souls, but Muhammad says that Jesus also does too?

What makes this point even more curious is that both Allah and Jesus are described as returning on the clouds on the Last Day:

Surah 2:210
Do they await but that Allah should come to them in covers of clouds and the angels [as well] and the matter is [then] decided? And to Allah [all] matters are returned.

Acts 1:9-11
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Mark 14:62
And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man (Messiah) sitting on the right hand of power (God), and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Daniel 7:13, 14
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Jude 1:14, 15
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Do I really need to say more? All of these are not contradictions – Jesus and God must be one and the same person (John 10:30-33)!

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6) Only Allah Is Healer

The Qur’an consistently tells us that only Allah is the healer:

Surah 26:80
And when I am ill, it is He who cures me.

Surah 6:17
And if Allah should touch you with adversity, there is no remover of it except Him. And if He touches you with good – then He is over all things competent.

Even Muhammad recognized that healing, in particular, is completely reserved for Allah alone as this verified Hadith indicates:

Whenever Allah’s Messenger Muhammad paid a visit to a patient, or a patient was brought to him, he used to invoke Allah, saying, “Take away the disease, O the Lord of the people! Cure him as You are the One Who cures. There is no cure but Yours, a cure that leaves no disease.” – Sahih al-Bukhari 5675, Book 75, Hadith 36, English reference Vol. 7, Book 70, Hadith 579.

However, we learn from the Qur’an that Jesus had the power to heal:

Surah 3:49
…And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah…

The term “…by permission of Allah” does not mean that Jesus was incapable of healing, for instance, I can give you permission to read this article, but that does not give you the ability to read it anyway. Also, I can give you permission to jump in front of an oncoming bus (please don’t), and you can but would you do it? So, the very fact that anyone has the permission to do anything, actually assumes that they already have the power to do it. As such, it is entirely possible that the Qur’an implies that Jesus, the Word of God, had the power to heal – a God-like attribute that even Muhammad, the seal of the prophets, did not have:

Surah 27:80
Indeed, you will not make the dead hear, nor will you make the deaf hear the call when they have turned their backs retreating.

One of the names of Allah is “As-Salam” which means “The Source of Peace” and is one of the first names invoked by Muslims for healing and peace in all areas of life. It should not surprise you that Jesus was prophesied to be The “Prince of Peace” and by extension was also Healer:

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

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7) Only Allah Has Power Over Life and Death

The Qur’an teaches that only Allah has the power to give life and death; the only one with the power to raise others from the dead:

Surah 15:23
And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.

Surah 36:12
Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register.

Surah 50:43
Indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and to Us is the destination

Some of the names of Allah actually addresses this attribute “Al-Muhyi,” “Al-Mumit” and “Al-Baith” which means “The Giver of Life,” “The Taker of Life” and “The Resurrector” respectively. But in this same Qur’an we learn that Jesus, the Word of God, rose others from the dead:

Surah 3:49
“…And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah…”

Once again a Muslim may get caught up in the idea that Jesus did this through God – which is not what “by permission of Allah” means – as I have demonstrated before the word “permission” does not imply that one is incapable of doing an act at all. In fact what may surprise you is that Ibn Kathir, on the most respected Islamic Scholars in history, within his book “Beginning and End,” told us an interesting story which actually proves that Jesus had the power to raise the dead:

It is told that Christ saw a woman crying over her daughter, who had died long ago. He asked her, “What makes you cry, woman?” She said, “My daughter died and I have no more children.” Christ asked her, “Would you like Me to raise her from the dead?” She said, “Yes, O Spirit of God!” So, Christ stood by the grave and called the girl three times. On the third time, the little girl came out and talked with her mother. Then the girl asked Christ to let her return. He told her, “Go back!” The grave closed and she was dead. – Beginning and End by Ibn Kathir, part 2, page 84, quoted in “Into the Den of Infidels,” Chapter 8, pp. 105-115.

So, from the above account we see a clear demonstration of Jesus’ power over both life and death. A fact echoed in the Bible by the very words of Jesus Christ:

John 10:17, 18
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

John 6:40, 44
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I (Jesus) will raise him up at the last day.
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Revelation 1:18
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

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8) Only Allah Speaks In Parables

The Qur’an asserts strongly that only Allah talks in parables:

Surah 24:35
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.

Surah 14:25
It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord. And Allah presents examples for the people that perhaps they will be reminded.

If you are an informed Muslim, you would also be aware that one of the 99 names of Allah is “Al-Batin” which means “The Hidden One,” an attribute which is quite relevant to this point and point 9. It should not surprise you that Jesus Christ spoke quite often in parables or examples to deliver profound spiritual truths. By some estimates Jesus gave between 33 to 60 unique parables in the Bible! Many of them can be studied at your own leisure here. In fact the Bible prophesied in the Book of Psalms, that the Messiah would indeed speak in parables and this was fulfilled in Matthew 13:34, 35:

Psalms 78:1, 2
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Matthew 13:34, 35
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Within the very respected commentary on the Qur’an, “Al-Kashshaaf,” The authors tells us that Allah used parables to draw others onto himself, a fact which is alluded to in Surah 39:27 and the God of the Bible also hints this in Proverbs 25:2. By extension, if Jesus also used them to draw others to Himself, then isn’t Jesus claiming to be God?

A wise Muslim would probably object to this point saying, “Allah gave the parables to Jesus who then gave them to mankind.” I do not think so, Psalms 78:1 above easily refutes that claim – the Messiah clearly speaks with an authority like God, in part by the use of the phrases “words of MY mouth” and “MY law” – in fact the Law or Torah only belongs to Allah according to the Qur’an (Surah 4:136), yet this very same prophecy has the Messiah claiming that the Torah belongs to Himself. So, it is not far-fetched to conclude that the Messiah might be God after all.

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9) Only Allah Can Escape From Our Vision

The Qur’an says this about Allah:

Surah 6:103
Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted.

We learn that Jesus actually displayed this attribute of Allah, from Ibn Kathir and Al-Qurtubi, who told a story where Jesus was on a mountain and the Romans tried to arrest Him. He actually went right through them and they could not see Him, but He saw them all (“Sects and Denominations” by Al-Shahrastani, page 27). It should not shock the Muslim to realize that there are passages in the Bible where Jesus actually evades others by this gift:

John 7:28-30
Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

John 8:58, 59
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John 10:38, 39
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

Luke 24:31
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

Jesus practiced this gift quite frequently and it must be noted that not once we learn that God was the One who removed Jesus, it seems that Jesus did this under His own power as suggested by John 8:59, “Jesus hid himself.” Now as Jesus displays this gift in the Bible and the Islamic scholars have stories of Him doing so, then it is reasonable to conclude that Jesus is God. This is indeed reasonable as all the above scriptures with the exception of Luke 24:31, describes incidents where Jesus claimed to be God, and the Jews knew this, and tried to kill Him for blasphemy; not treason:

John 10:33
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

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10) Only Allah Should be Worshiped? The Qur’an Does Not Say That!

The Qur’an makes this startling statement:

Surah 9:31
They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him.

Worship and praise is very important to Allah, one of his names is “Al-Hamid” which means “The Praised One,” yet the above Surah says that both Allah and Jesus should be worshiped as Lord. Ibn Qutaybah, a Persian Islamic scholar, recognized that this was a very problematic verse for Islam because it puts worshiping both Allah and Jesus as a commandment. In order to evade the problem Ibn Qutaybah tried to make “the Messiah, the son of Mary” the ‘second object’ to the verb “taken” instead of being connected to the word Allah. What he failed to realize is that by doing this he was corrupting what the Qur’an clearly said!

There are stories documented by very reliable Islamic scholars which told that John, the Baptist known by the name Yahya, while in his mother’s womb was said to have bowed down and worshiped Jesus (Isa) while He was in Mary’s womb. The well respected Islamic scholar, Al-Qurtubi, tells us a story where Elizabeth (al-Yashbi), the wife of Zachariah (Zakariya) visited Mary while they were both pregnant:

“The sister visited Mary and said, ‘O Mary, do you perceive that I am with child?’ Mary answered, ‘Do you see that I am also with child?’ Her sister went on, ‘I feel the child in my womb bowing down to the child in your womb.’

Al-Qurtubi goes on to tell us that:

“It is reported that she felt the fetus in her womb bow down with its head turned toward Mary’s womb.” – Mahmoud M. Ayoub, The Qur’an and Its Interpreters, Volume II, The House of ‘Imran [State University of New York Press, Albany 1992], pp. 108.

Also Al-Tabari, the renowned Persian Scholar, had this to say:

“She [Mary] came to her sister who was then pregnant and to whom the birth of the Baptist had been announced. When the two met, the Baptist’s mother felt that her child was bowing within her in recognition of Jesus…” – History of Al-Tabari: The Ancient Kingdoms, translated by Moshe Perlmann, State University of New York Press, Albany, 1987, Volume IV, pp. 114.

The same account is also described here by Al-Tabari:

“…Her sister, the wife of Zechariah, came to visit her at night. When Mary opened the door for her, the sister clung to her. The wife of Zechariah said, ‘Oh Mary, do you know I am with child?’ Mary replied, ‘Do you know, that I too am with child?’ Zechariah’s wife then said, ‘I felt that the child in me was bowing to the child in you,’ as it is written, ‘confirming the Word of God.'” – Ibid., pp. 119.

This account is no doubt the account that we find in the Bible in Luke 1:41-47. And the Bible is riddled with instances like these where Jesus is worshiped by others:

Matthew 2:11
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 14:33
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Matthew 28:9
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

John 20:28
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

In all those instances and in many others Jesus received worship without stopping those from doing so, despite the fact that other servants of God never accepted worship in the Bible (Acts 10:25–26; Revelation 19:9–10). All of this is only possible if Jesus was indeed one with God, exactly as He told us:

John 10:30
I and my Father are one.

At this point a Muslim would correctly say that the Qur’an does not directly teach that the Messiah would be worshiped. First of all, the Qur’an teaches that the Messiah was basically a second Adam as Surah 3:59 suggests, if such is the case then wouldn’t the Messiah be worshiped by the angels exactly like Adam was in the case of the Surah below:

Surah 38:71, 72
[So mention] when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I am going to create a human being from clay.
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration.”

According to the Qur’an, the angels must be bowing before Jesus, because both Jesus and the Angels are in Heaven (Surah 4:158; Surah 4:172; Surah 53:26). This theory is confirmed in the Bible:

Hebrews 1:6
And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten (Messiah) into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

If this Adam and Messiah comparison still holds, then it is indeed quite possible that He is being worshiped by the angels right now.

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11) Only Allah Can Send Messengers And Give Them Power

The Qur’an tells us:

Surah 36:13, 14
And present to them an example: the people of the city, when the messengers came to it –
When We sent to them two but they denied them, so We strengthened them with a third, and they said, “Indeed, we are messengers to you.”

Ibn Kathir and many interpreters agree that this city was Antioch, and the men were all disciples of Christ. But the strange part is that Allah claims that He sent them. In the Bible we have an example where Jesus actually did the same where Jesus sent the disciples by twos and gave them authority to perform miracles:

Mark 6:7, 12, 13
And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

The key thing to take from the above verses is that it was Jesus who “gave them power” not God. A Muslim would say that it was Allah who granted the power all along, but no, the Old Testament prophets prophesied that the Messiah would give men gifts, and these verses in Mark Chapter 6 was a fulfillment of this messianic prophecy:

Psalms 68:18, 19
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Ephesians 4:7, 8
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

It is clear that the Messiah is being described above as being God granting these gifts. A Muslim might object with, “Allah gave the gifts, through the Messiah.” If such was the case then Jesus would have failed this prophecy in the Psalms and would not have been the Messiah at all!

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12) Only Allah’s Throne is Upon the Water

Surah 11:7
And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water – that He might test you as to which of you is best in deed. But if you say, “Indeed, you are resurrected after death,” those who disbelieve will surely say, “This is not but obvious magic.”

Al-Qurtubi and El-Hadathi actually admitted that this verse also applied to Jesus, who was recorded to have walked on water in the Gospels:

Matthew 14:25-31
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

We learn from the account that Jesus actually tested His disciples, namely Peter, by walking on the water in the same way as Allah in the above Surah. We also learn from this account that it was Jesus, and not God who empowered Peter to walk on water, when Peter said, “…Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee…” and then Jesus said, “Come…” which actually confirms that it was the Messiah who gave the gifts which we discussed in point 11.

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13) Only Allah Is Our Provider

The Qur’an says,

Surah 51:58
Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.

Surah 29:60
And how many a creature carries not its [own] provision. Allah provides for it and for you. And He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

Surah 65:3
And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent.

Surah 2:245
Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.

In fact one of the 99 names of Allah is “Al-Razzaq,” which means “The Provider,” so this is very much an attribute which is claimed to be completely reserved to Allah alone. However, we find this precise attribute within Jesus Christ in the Qur’an. In addition to this, Ibn Kathir stated that Jesus had the power to give sustenance to whomever He wished. This is clearly seen in the Gospel accounts of Him multiplying food from the food offered to Him in a remarkably similar manner to Allah in Surah 2:245 above (with Allah receiving a loan to multiply it), a miracle which He performed twice!:

Mark 6:38, 41, 42, 44
He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
And they did all eat, and were filled.
And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

Mark 8:5-7, 9
And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.
And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.
And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.
And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

The Bible scholars believe that Jesus was imitating God, where God provided manna for the Children of Israel in the wilderness (John 6:31; Exodus 16:4, 14-36). To take this point a bit further Jesus actually declared that He was the Bread of heaven sent by God to give life to the Earth:

John 6:33, 35, 51
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

At this point a Muslim will debate that Jesus is still not the Provider, that rather it is God who provide through Jesus Christ. I am not certain of this because it is prophesied that the Messiah will be Provider and if Jesus failed in this respect then He could not have been the Messiah. This is the messianic prophecy below:

Psalms 68:19
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

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14) Only Allah is Unique

The Qur’an tells us that Allah is without equal:

Surah 42:11
[He is] Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you from yourselves, mates, and among the cattle, mates; He multiplies you thereby. There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.

One of the 99 names of Allah is “Al-Quddus” which means “The Pure One” a name which testifies of his matchless and unique nature in the Qur’an. With respect to Jesus Christ (Isa), every informed Muslim agrees that He is likewise unique like Allah. He entered this world through a virgin birth:

Surah 3:47
She said, “My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?” [The angel] said, “Such is Allah ; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.

Surah 19:20, 21
She said, “How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?”
He (Angel of Allah) said, “Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already] decreed.’ ”

Jesus is also said to be holy and sinless in the Qur’an:

Surah 19:19
He said, “I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy.

Jesus was the only man according to the Qur’an, who ascended body and soul into Heaven:

Surah 3:55
[Mention] when Allah said, “O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allah alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.

Surah 4:158
Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.

His physical body is still miraculously alive in Heaven, a fact that most Muslims agree with, and I will elaborate more on Jesus’ existence in Heaven in the next point. I have already covered in point 5, Jesus will return as a Judge for all mankind:

“By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the Son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler)…” – Excerpt of Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Book 55, No. 657; Fateh-ul Bari, Vol. 7, P. 302.

Finally, of all mankind only Jesus is described as the Word of God or the Spirit of God within the Qur’an, two titles that I have already discussed in points 1 and 2 respectively. No other prophet – not even Muhammad – was blessed with those titles:

Surah 3:45
[And mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ].

Surah 4:171
… Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him

All of these amazing facts were surprisingly not bestowed upon Muhammad, the Final Prophet of Islam. And all of the other points contained in this article examines several traits that made Jesus Christ quite unique from other men. Nowhere does the Qur’an explain the purpose of Jesus being sinless or “distinguished” as Surah 3:45 puts it, or why He bears so many other remarkable characteristics that no other prophet possessed. I truly think that no Muslim can possibly deny that Jesus is indeed “Al-Quddus” – “The Pure One.”

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15) Only Allah is Eternal

We learn from the Qur’an that only Allah is eternal and lives forever:

Surah 112:1, 2
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

Surah 57:3
He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Immanent: and He has full knowledge of all things.

Some of Allah’s names reflect this nature – “Al-Hayy” and “Al-Qayyum” which means “The Ever Living One” and “The Self-Existing One” respectively. Yet we understand from the Qur’an that Allah lifted the Messiah unto himself, that the Messiah is still up in Heaven right now and that the Messiah will return on the Day of Judgement:

Surah 4:158
Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-

“By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the Son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler)…” – Excerpt of Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Book 55, No. 657; Fateh-ul Bari, Vol. 7, P. 302

Surah 43:61
And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.

Well, the most amazing thing is that the Messiah is somehow alive in Heaven right now! I have discussed towards the end of point 10 that Jesus is possibly being worshiped in Heaven by the angels as well. The Messiah has been alive for about 2000 years now, so why is Jesus still alive? Once again, this is not my interpretation but it is that of the vast majority of Muslims including Ibn Atiyyah, a respected Spanish Islamic Scholar, in his tafsir “Al Muharrar Al Wajiz”:

“All Muslim agree to have faith upon the content of hadith mutawatir (from plenty of valid chain of narrations) that Prophet Isa is still alive in heaven. He will descend at end of time, kill the hogs, break the cross, kill Dajjal, impose justice, and the religion of Muhammad will win over it’s enemies with his lead, and he also perform hajj…” – Al-Muharrar Al-Wajiz, 3:143.

Jesus is clearly demonstrating the attribute of being eternal, an attribute reserved to only Allah in the Qur’an! At this point an educated Muslim will say, “Jesus will come down on Earth and will die.” And I will admit that the Qur’an and Hadith do tell us this:

Surah 19:33
“So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”!

Surah 4:159
And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his (Jesus) death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;-

“The Prophet said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus… He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.” – Al-Tirmidhi and Al-Mawahib

Yes, Jesus dies in Islam, but as I have explained in point 2 above, Jesus is a spirit which proceeded from Allah according to Surah 4:171, and as such Jesus never truly dies. If the Messiah dies then we have a contradiction in the Qur’an! In addition to this, the Messiah is called the Word of God in the Qur’an, and as I have shown in my very first point in this article, the Word of God can not change but lasts forever. As such I am confident when I tell you that the Qur’an teaches that the Messiah is eternal. If you still wish to believe that the Word of God can cease to be, then think again:

Isaiah 40:8
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Isaiah 55:10, 11
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

An even greater implication that can be made is this – if Jesus is with Allah, as Surah 4:158 puts it, “…raised him up unto Himself,” then Jesus is in the presence of Allah! How can a man be in the presence of Allah and still live? The Qur’an and the Bible is clear that no man can see the fullness of God (Surah 6:102-103; Surah 42:51) and live (Exodus 33:20; John 6:46; 1 Timothy 6:15, 16), let alone dwell in Allah’s presence. So, no Muslim has the right to say that the Christians are wrong in saying that Jesus is one with God, as even the Qur’an implies that the Messiah was a spirit from Allah, wrapped in human flesh. If the Messiah is eternal, then can I prove His preexistence? Yes I can, which brings me to my next point.

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16) Hints of Jesus’ Preexistence

As I have discussed in points 1 and 2, the Qur’an tells us that the Messiah is ‘the Word of Allah’:

Surah 4:171
…Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers…

Allah send down his Word, so it is reasonable to say that the Word of God was once with God in Heaven based on the above scripture, which provides us a hint of preexistence of Jesus Christ. In addition to this we know from the Qur’an that Jesus was described as ‘the Spirit of God,’ as the same Surah says, that He is “a spirit proceeding from” Allah:

Surah 4:171
…Christ Jesus the son of Mary was a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary and a spirit proceeding from Him (roohin minhu): so believe in Allah and His messengers…

This proof demonstrates a stronger sign of preexistence as the Messiah is described as a Spirit from Allah unlike the case of Adam who was a created soul. This idea that Jesus was a preexistent spirit is not a foreign interpretation or belief in Islam at all. In fact Ibn Kathir, gives the following report traced back by a single isnad to the Companion Ubaiy:

“The spirit of Jesus is one of the group of spirits with whom [God] took a pact in the time of Adam [cf. 33:7 and 7:172]. It is he, that is to say the spirit of Jesus, who presented himself to her in the form of a perfect human being. So she conceived the one who addressed her and he became incarnate in her [entering her through her mouth]. Despite its pedigree, Ibn Kathir dismisses this interpretation as reprehensible and supposes it to have been derived from the People of the Scripture.” – Tafsir ibn Kathir, pp. 161.

Yet, many of the early Muslims held onto the belief that Surah 4:171 implied that the Messiah had a preexistence. Not only preexistence, but as hinted by the phrase in the above quote, “…she conceived the one who addressed her…” some Islamic scholars has gone a step further to suggest that the Angel that delivered the message to Mary was probably not even Gabriel as many believe but was Jesus disguised as Gabriel:

“A majority of scholars hold the view that … (Spirit) refers to Sayyidna Jibra’il but some say that it refers to Sayyidna ‘Isa himself. Allah Ta’ala had placed before Sayyidah Maryam the likeness of the son to be born to her. But the former version is more appropriate and is confirmed by the statement that follows.” – Mufti Shafi Uthmani, Maariful Quran, Q. 19:16-21, Volume 6, p. 34.

There is an interesting comment made by a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Leeds by the name, Neal Robinson, who was commenting on the contents of Surah 19:16-21. I will let him speak to you with his own words:

“Alternatively it might be thought (on the basis of Surah 4:171) that the Spirit who presented himself to Mary was none other than the Messiah to whom she subsequently gave birth. At first this seems improbable because of the way in which the Spirit refers to himself as a messenger. There is, however, an apocryphal writing which furnishes a precedent for identifying the agent of the annunciation with the Word who became flesh. This is the so-called Epistula Apostolorum which purports to be a letter addressed to the worldwide Church by the 11 disciples recording a conversation which they had with Christ after the resurrection. In the course of the conversation he told them:

‘At that time I appeared in the form of the archangel Gabriel to [the virgin] Mary and spoke with her, and her heart received [me]; she believed and laughed and I, the Word, went into her and became flesh; and I myself was servant for myself, and in the form of the image of an angel.'” – Robinson, “Christ In Islam and Christianity,” State University of New York Press, Albany 1991, Chapter 15. The Virginal Conception, p. 157.

All these proofs collectively lend credence that the Messiah had a preexistence in the Qur’an, of course, it is not the mainstream belief in Islam and will never be – as Islam adamantly will refuse and deny any evidence that ascribes God-like attributes to the Messiah. If Islam ever did, the religion would have more in common with Christianity and would possibly lose relevance.

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17) Only Allah is the Most Gracious and Most Merciful

The Qur’an tells us that only Allah displays these traits:

Surah 2:163
And your god is one God. There is no deity [worthy of worship] except Him, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

Surah 19:93
There is no one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant.

Within the books, “Sects and Denominations” and “Proofs of Prophethood,” Al-Shahrastani and Azraki both discussed that the Messiah mirrored these traits while on Earth by healing the sick, curing the blind and lepers and spreading the gospel. In fact these scholars are correct with respect to this comparison because, the Bible prophesied that the Messiah will be gracious and merciful to others, this was prophesied in the following scriptures several centuries before the Messiah arrived:

Isaiah 61:1, 2
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

In fact Jesus once read this very same passage from the Book of Isaiah in the Gospel of Luke and declared that He fulfilled it:

Luke 4:18-21
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

It must be noted that Jesus did not quote all of Isaiah 61:2 in Luke 4:19, as He ignored the part which said, “…and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;” – that part of the prophecy will be fulfilled when He returns, a fact that Muslims and Christians agree will happen as I discussed in point 5. I would like to propose to the reader that it is through Jesus’ human nature and ability to relate with us, that makes Him the perfect candidate to serve mercy and grace as the Witness, Judge and Just Ruler on the Last Day.

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18) Only Allah Commands Authority

The Qur’an states very clearly that Allah commands all authority:

Surah 16:40
Indeed, Our word to a thing when We intend it is but that We say to it, “Be,” and it is.

Surah 2:117
Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.

Even Christians would agree that it is only God who can call things into existence. If such is the case then why does Jesus demonstrate this attribute? The very first miracle by Jesus documented in the Gospel was the one in which Jesus transformed water into wine:

John 2:5-7, 9, 10
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

Ibn Kathir, suggested that Jesus displayed this attribute of commanding authority when He performed this miracle (Beginning and End by Ibn Kathir, part 1, page 85). I would like to go even further into this, Jesus was indeed imitating God, because it was in six days that God created the Universe, here we see six stone pots filled with water. In addition to this the wine created from water was “good wine,” which implies that the wine was miraculously aged by Jesus Christ – we live on a young planet that has the features of old age – so Jesus mirrored even this minor aspect through this miracle. I explored more into the spiritual principles and lessons of that miracle here.

Even if a Muslim was to reject the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine in the Bible, they are still confronted with several miracles in the Qur’an which Jesus performed, including the first miracle of Jesus in the Qur’an, where He – while still a baby – was able to speak and defend His mother from the accusation of adultery and testified to others that He was a prophet (Surah 19:28-34):

Surah 3:46
He will speak to the people in the cradle and in maturity and will be of the righteous.

Surah 3:49
And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.

As I have explained numerous times in earlier points that “permission of Allah” does not mean that Jesus was empowered by Allah to perform these miracles. For instance, let us say that I had a son who wanted permission to borrow my car, does that mean that he can’t drive? No! The fact that my son asks for permission to drive my car proves that he has the ability to drive a car. With this same logic it is clear that Jesus, in like manner, did in fact had these abilities already. And those who still wish to be technical should carefully observe that in the Qur’an, Jesus never said that He got permission from Allah to speak while He was a baby or to inform others about what they ate and stored in their homes. In addition to all of this, the Messiah is returning as a Judge on the Last Day, according to the Qur’an and the verified Hadiths. So it is abundantly clear that Jesus does in fact demonstrate great authority.

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19) Only Allah Has Glory

The Qur’an tells us that Allah has all glory:

Surah 57:1
Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

We are also aware from the Old Testament, that Almighty God would not share His glory with anyone:

Isaiah 48:11
For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

In spite of this, we learn from the Bible that Jesus shares glory with God and not only that but shared it before the creation of the world!:

John 17:5
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

In addition to all of this we know that God is light:

1 John 1:5
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Yet, we learn from the scriptures that Jesus claimed to be the light:

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Revelation 21:22, 23
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb (Jesus) are the temple of it.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

To make matters even more complicated Jesus, while with a few of His disciples, actually transformed before their eyes or was transfigured into a being of radiant light accompanied by the Prophet Elijah and Moses:

Matthew 1:1-6
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

2 Peter 1:16, 17
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is one of the most amazing and most telling events in the life of Jesus here on Earth (Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36). This event clearly gives us a glimpse of Jesus’ divinity – or at least dismisses the idea that He was merely just a man – and at least proves that the Qur’an is correct when it described Jesus as the Spirit of God and the very Word of God. He is the Word and the Bible even tells us, almost prophetically, that God’s Word would indeed be a light to mankind:

Psalms 119:105, 130
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Proverbs 6:23
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

John 1:1, 4, 5
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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20) Only Allah’s Servants Will Prevail? Which Servants?

This is a very interesting proof so please follow this one closely:

Surah 3:55
[Mention] when Allah said, “O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you (Jesus) superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.

Before I give you my understanding of this verse, I will give you the statements made by Ibn Kathir, who commented on this very same Surah above:

“This is what happened. When Allah raised ‘Isa to heaven, his followers divided into sects and groups. Some of them believed in what Allah sent ‘Isa as, a servant of Allah, His Messenger, and the son of His female-servant. However, some of them went to the extreme over ‘Isa, believing that he was the son of Allah. Some of them said that ‘Isa was Allah Himself, while others said that he was one of a Trinity. Allah mentioned these false creeds in the Qur’an and refuted them. The Christians remained like this until the third century CE, when a Greek king called, Constantine, became a Christian for the purpose of destroying Christianity. Constantine was either a philosopher, or he was just plain ignorant. Constantine changed the religion of ‘Isa by adding to it and deleting from it. He established the rituals of Christianity and the so-called Great Trust which is in fact the Great Treachery. He also allowed them to eat the meat of swine, changed the direction of the prayer that ‘Isa established to the east, built churches for ‘Isa, and added ten days to the fast as compensation for a sin that he committed, as claimed. So the religion of ‘Isa became the religion of Constantine, who built more than twelve thousand churches, temples and monasteries for the Christians as well as the city that bears his name, Constantinople (Istanbul). Throughout this time, the Christians had the upper hand and dominated the Jews. Allah aided them against them the Jews because they used to be closer to the truth than the Jews, even though both groups were and still are disbelievers, may Allah’s curse descend on them.” – Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Abridged), Volume 2, Parts 3, 4 and 5 (Surat Al-Baqarah, Verse 253, to Surat An-Nisa, Verse 147), abridged by a group of scholars under the supervision of Shaykh Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri, Darussalam Publishers and Distributors Riyadh, Houston, New York, Lahore; First Edition: March 2000, p. 171.

Before I explore the interpretation of Surah 3:55, I need to clarify certain claims reported by Ibn Kathir which he admits to be “…as claimed.” The Qur’an teaches that God has no son, but then defines sonship as Allah taking a wife and bearing a son:

Surah 6:101
[He is] Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing.

Nowhere does the Bible suggest that God had Jesus in this way as Surah 6:101 suggests and Christians would agree with Allah, that claim is indeed false. Jesus is the Son of God in the sense that He reflects God in every way, much like an earthly son resembles his earthly father (John 1:1-3, 14; Psalms 2) – Jesus is eternal and no Christian believes that Jesus was literally created by God through sexual reproduction – as the Bible easily refutes that. The Qur’an teaches a false trinity which is made up of Allah, Jesus and Mary (Surah 5:116), Christians would also agree that claim is false, we also do not believe that there are three gods (Surah 4:171) – all of those are very common misconceptions of Muslims. We believe in one God existing in three persons, and as such, we do not believe that God is the Messiah, it is more biblically correct to say that Messiah is one with God and that the true Trinity is Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Father, with them all being one God (1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19). Allah is somewhat silent in the Qur’an concerning the true Trinity and never disproved the belief in the true Trinity. According to the Bible, Jesus had made certain things lawful (Mark 7:15-23; Acts 10:9-15), prayer was never directed towards Mecca (as Mecca appears nowhere in the Bible), and churches were built for God’s kingdom (Ephesians 2:19-21; 1 Corinthians 3:9-16) – none of these claims were made by Constantine, as Ibn Kathir said, but were from the Bible.

I agree with Ibn Kathir in that Christians are indeed blessed and in a sense “superior” as the Qur’an puts it, but Christians are not disbelievers in God – we actually agree with Allah that those statements in the Qur’an are indeed false, which I explained in the last paragraph. But I digress, Surah 3:55 is actually directed to the Christians, as we see that Allah is describing that it is those who follow Jesus will be made great until the Day of Judgement. This interpretation is confirmed by the following Surah:

Surah 61:14
O you who have believed, be supporters of Allah , as when Jesus, the son of Mary, said to the disciples, “Who are my supporters for Allah?” The disciples said, “We are supporters of Allah.” And a faction of the Children of Israel believed and a faction disbelieved. So We supported those who believed against their enemy, and they became dominant.

Before you disagree with my interpretation of the above Surahs, please take a look at another renowned commentary, Al-Qurtubi, which comments on Surah 61:14:

“It was said that this verse was revealed about the apostles of Jesus, may peace and blessing be upon him. Ibn Ishaq stated that of the apostles and disciples that Jesus sent (to preach) they were Peter and Paul who went to Rome; Andrew and Matthew who went to the land of the cannibals; Thomas who went to Babel in the eastern lands; Philip who went to Africa; John went to Dac-sos which is the tribe to whom the sleepers of the cave belonged; Jacob went to Jerusalem; Bartholomew went to the lands of Arabia, specifically Al-Hijaz; Simon who went to the Barbarians; Judas and Barthas who went to Alexandria and its surrounding regions.

Allah supported them (the apostles) with evidence so that they prevailed (thahirin) meaning they became the party with the upper hand. Just as it is said, “An object appeared on the wall” meaning it is clearly visible (alu-wat) on the wall. Allah, who is glorified and exalted, knows the truth better and to Him is the return and retreat.” – Translated into English by Dimitrius.

So, nowhere does the Qur’an point out that it is the Muslims who would prevail, no, it is the Christians who follow Jesus Christ that will prevail. I must call to your attention that Paul, an apostle who is often ridiculed as the founder of Christianity instead of Jesus by the Muslims, is also included in this list in Al-Qurtubi as one who prevailed. Some Muslims try to debate that these Surahs say that Islam would prevail, but no it does not. These Surahs do not say that from the time of Muhammad the followers of God would prevail – but rather they say that it is from the time of Jesus that Christ followers would specifically be the ones to prevail. Any attempt by Muslims to squeeze Islam into those Surahs, only corrupts that clear message from the Qur’an. Where is the role of Muhammad in all of this? His role is silent in those Surahs despite being the Seal of the Prophets. Where is the relevance of Islam? These Surahs alone should open the eyes of Muslims, even now Christianity is still prevailing with growing numbers of Muslims becoming Christians, in fact the video below is the story of an Islamic scholar who left Islam after studying both the Bible and Qur’an, this scholar was also visited by Jesus personally! All of these are promised by Jesus to continue until the Last Day:

Matthew 28:19, 20
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Jeremiah 33:2, 3
Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

John 14:21, 23
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

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~Planet Zion

The Cross Hidden in the Old Testament



Above in this video Dr. Chuck Missler shows what might be one of the most amazing appearances of the Cross of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. The Cross appears hidden within the Book of Numbers Chapter 2, centuries before the punishment of the crucifixion was even invented!

Numbers 24:5
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!

John 5:39
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.


The verses below contain descriptions of the four beings around God’s throne which Dr. Chuck Missler mentions in the above video:


Ezekiel 1:10-11
As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

Isaiah 6:1-3
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Revelation 4:6-8
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

four living creatures

If you are wondering about the profiles for the Gospels that Chuck mentions, they may be interpreted as follows:

1) Matthew presents Jesus as the Messiah, the King and begins with Abraham’s genealogy and presents Jesus as the “Lion” of the Tribe of Judah.

2) Mark presents Jesus as a servant, the one who will bear the sins of the world. A servant’s genealogy is considered to have no importance and hence none is given by Mark. Therefore he describes Jesus in a way to the “Ox” of Ephraim.

3) Luke presents Jesus as the Son of Man, an Old Testament term for the Messiah found in Daniel 7:13-14, starts off with His genealogy through Adam and focuses on Jesus’ humanity. Likewise Jesus here is described in the form of the “Man” of Reuben.

4) Finally, John expresses Jesus as the Son of God, focuses on the miracles of Jesus and Jesus’ deity. John has no genealogy because God has no beginning. Hence, John’s gospel reveals Jesus as the “Eagle” of Dan.

Now, when we combine the Gospels we see that all of them describe Jesus from four different perspectives with Jesus at the very heart of the four Gospels, identical to the arrangement of the four beings around God’s throne in Heaven. I hope this message blessed you!

~Planet Zion

Prophecy of Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri and the Messiah’s Return

 

 


These videos cover the amazing prophecy of the late Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, concerning Jesus’ return and Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli Prime Minister. Some Christians may believe that God would not reveal Himself to a Kabbalist, I remind you of Saul before he became Paul on the Road to Damascus. We must look at the fruits of this prophecy, many Jews may be saved through Rabbi Kaduri who declared Jesus to be the Messiah:

1 Timothy 2:3-4
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

paul on the road to damascus
Please share this with all you know. God bless you!

~Planet Zion

Is Christianity A Pagan Religion?


The video above is a documentary originally entitled: “Zeitgeist Refuted Final Cut.” It was directed and written by Elliott Nesch of Holy Bible Prophecy Ministry to debunk all the lies and false claims of “Zeitgeist: The Movie” which was created by Peter Joseph. “Zeitgeist: The Movie” was a blatant attack against Christianity and tried desperately to create links between Christianity and Pagan Religions. It also attempted to challenge the historicity of Jesus Christ, His death, resurrection, miracles, disciples and several other pivotal doctrines and teachings of Christianity, despite the archaeological and historical evidence that proves otherwise.


The Bible warns us to never keep at heart the philosophies of men, because this idea of Christianity being a revived pagan religion is a conjecture that is shrouded in lies and deception:
david icke does not believe in a literal Jesus Christ

Colossians 2:8
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Psalms 1:1
Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.


I will admit that there seems to be similarities but the Bible indicates that these similarities are planted by Satan our enemy into the many false religions in order to suppress the truth of Christianity:


John 10:7-10
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

JZ Knight New Age Channeler of the being called Ramtha

1 John 4:3
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop, called Vissarion who claim to be Jesus

Matthew 24:24
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;


Elliott Nesch did an excellent job of exposing the New Age, Theosophy and the Freemasonry influences that engineered this movie. If you wish you may view more of his videos or support him at his official ministry website:

http://www.holybibleprophecy.org/

If you are still unsatisfied with this refutation against these false claims in Zeitgeist, then please watch this amazing playlist that I have compiled from various experts who just rip this nonsense apart into pieces right here. If you have any comments and questions concerning this video feel free to leave them in the comment section and look at the video below which features Dr. Mark Foreman, a Professor of Philosophy & Religion at Liberty University, who thoroughly debunks the Zeitgeist movie. God bless!

~Planet Zion

The Gospel Message Hidden Within The Genealogy of Adam



The video above is a must see bible study on the Gospel message that is tucked away within the names of the first 10 men of Adam’s genealogy. I encourage you all to please share this message to all your loved ones and especially your unbelieving friends and family.  People may believe it is strange that God would choose to hide these messages in the Bible. I will gladly reassure you that it is absolutely biblical for Him to work in this way, in fact, Jesus encourages us all to look for these things:


John 5:39
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

This is the Gospel Message hidden in Genesis 5:

Adam>Seth>Enosh>Kenan>Mahalalel>Jared>Enoch>Methuselah>Lamech>Noah

Man (is)>Appointed>Mortal>Sorrow; (but)>The Blessed God>Shall Come Down>Teaching>His Death Shall Bring>The Despairing>Comfort; Rest

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I do hope this video blesses you all! God Bless you!

~Planet Zion