Talking Point #13 – it’s the subtle differences that will trip you

So the Chrislam people want you to believe that the character named jesus (in the Quran) is the same as Jesus (of the Bible) and, further, they want to use him in their witness to Muslims by pointing to him as “someone the Muslim already knows because he has read the Quran” and therefore they can use him to begin dialogue with the Muslim.  The problem with this is that they never quite get around to pointing out that the jesus in the Quran is just another figure with absolutely no way to save the Muslim, even in the face of such incredible events as a virgin birth!

The Quran treats the birth of jesus purely as an expression of their god’s power and declares that it is no more significant than the creation of the first man, Adam.  According to the Quran, when Mary was told that she would conceive a child, we read the following account of just how everyday and mundane the birth was.  It honestly sounds like Satan, not being very happy with and obviously wanting to downplay the REAL virgin birth of Jesus Christ (of the Bible), created the incident just to provoke God (of the Bible):

“She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me? He said: So it will be. Allah createth what He will. If he decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.”
Sura 3:47

“Lo! The likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.”
Sura 3:59

Although the second verse does not directly refer to the virgin-birth, by comparison with the first it is quite clear that this is what the Quran has in mind.  Both verses above teach that jesus (in the Quran) was a created being (and therefore, by nature, not God) and that this was purely a manifestation of their god’s power.  The second verse proves that in the mind of the Muslim, the creation of jesus (in the Quran) was no different nor more wonderful than the creation of Adam.

The unique characteristics and life of Jesus (of the Bible) demand that He is more than a prophet and that His incarnation was a pivotal moment for all sinners in need of salvation.  His miraculous virgin birth was the fulfillment of prophecy and the beginning of a change from a continual sacrificial system for atonement to a once-and-for-all sacrifice for life eternal.  He is God incarnate!  The Quran’s downplay and limited recognition of the importance of such an event show us once again that the god of Islam is not the God of the Bible, and…

Jesus is NOT in the Quran!

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