Christian, when the “Chrislam” teachers come to visit you and to teach you how to “witness to a Muslim” with the compromising “jesus and the Quran” lessons, be prepared to distinguish your Savior from the imposter placed in the Quran by Satan. Certain key aspects of Jesus (of the Bible) make it all too clear that the guy named Isa in the Quran is not Jesus Christ.
For instance, the following sura makes it clear that jesus (of the Quran) was not crucified. Try to get this one to go over in your next Sunday School lesson:
“That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”. But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.”
The Quran is clear that jesus (of the Quran) was not killed by crucifixion but was merely “taken” by Allah to be with him. The translation used here says “…raised him up to himself”, meaning took him just as God (of the Bible) took Enoch (Genesis 5:24) and Elijah (2nd Kings 2:11). This being the case, jesus (of the Quran) made no sacrifice for us but was merely moved from one realm to another.
Jesus (of the Bible), on the other hand, was crucified on an old rugged cross after hours of prayer that induced sweat drops of blood (Luke 22:44), as He prepared with the Father, HIS Father, to accept the cup of separation from Him. In all of eternity, He had never been out of the presence of God the Father and now that He (Jesus of the Bible) would *become* sin (2nd Corinthians 5:21) for us, He knew that God the Father would be forced to turn His back to Him and to banish Jesus from His presence (no sin can ever exist in the presence of Yehovah). He would later echo this separation from the very cross at the center of this discussion as He called out “My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:45-46). Even this cry was a fulfillment of prophecy found in Psalm 22:1.
Jesus (of the Bible) was crucified expressly because He was the Son of God (a fact that is denied by the Quran). He offered Himself as a living sacrifice for you (and for the Muslim who will hear and accept Him) in order to shed His blood and cleanse away your sin, thus becoming the final and overall sin offering for the world:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16 (compare this to the Quran sura 4:171)
He was crucified because He was love incarnate and the devil cannot stand love and does not want you to know, feel, and return such love to God! If he can make the world Muslim population disbelieve about the sacrifice of Jesus (of the Bible) and therefore not accept Him as Savior, then they become his and he wins more souls. Is it truly any wonder that he would twist the character of jesus (of the Quran) in such a way as to instill just enough doubt?
Think about the word propitiation (yeah, I know, a big word): the act of appeasing or making well disposed, thus incurring divine favor. The King James Version of the Bible discusses Jesus’ (of the Bible) propitiation at least 3 times:
“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”
“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
1st John 2:2
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
1st John 4:10
The Bible tells the true story of Jesus (of the Bible) and His accomplishment on the cross to justify you and me, Christian. The Quran makes less of Jesus (of the Bible) by introducing this fictional character named jesus (of the Quran) and giving him far less credit than what is attributed to Jesus (of the Bible). jesus (of the Quran) is nothing more than a mere surface-level resemblance and I urge you to read more into the character and understand who he really is. Once you see the difference, you’ll understand yet again that this is proof that the god of Islam is not the same as the God of the Bible, and…
Jesus is NOT in the Quran!