In order to be a servant of Jesus Christ (of the Bible), you must believe that, not only is He the Son of God (see Talking Point #1), but that He *is* God. If you don’t believe that, you don’t believe what the Bible plainly says about Him. Let’s see some proof.
For starters, I like to point out the amazing (but all too often overlooked) comparison between the opening verses of the Book of John and the open verse of Genesis:
“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. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
It’s pretty clear that Jesus Christ (the Word as He is called in John) *was* (and still is) God, and He created everything. He did not come about as a being when He was born to Mary and Joseph in what we call the New Testament – He existed before eternity and He created everything you see and know today. He is God! We could, in effect, translate Genesis 1:1 as follows:
“In the beginning Jesus created the heaven and the earth.”
Currently, our home ministry, Learning to Serve Ministries, is conducting a series titled “Do you believe Yeshua is God?” in which we are going through multiple study sessions proving the deity of Jesus (of the Bible) (Here’s the link to the first part on Godtube and you can follow the others from there). He can be found in every book of the Bible, in fact, on every page. We read the following story of when He was walking with the disciples on the road to Emmaus:
“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”
He also told the Jews:
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
How much more clear could He have been? It is He of whom the Scriptures are written. Reading Scripture, both Old and New Testaments (remember, when He uttered these words, there was no “New Testament” as we call it – there was only “Scriptures” as He put it (what we call today the Old Testament)), will lead you to Him. There is no one else represented there. It points to God. It points to Jesus (of the Bible).
So what about the guy named jesus as found in the
Holy Quran? The book is so full of misleading notes about jesus (of the Quran), as to make it almost impossible to distinguish between the two (Jesus of the Bible and jesus of the Quran). But in the follow quotes, although I never ascribe anything the book says about the false jesus to Jesus Christ of the Bible, even if it were speaking of Jesus Christ of the Bible, it is showing its true intent with His nature when it says:
“Christ, the son of Mary, was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how God makes His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!”
Look also here:
“And behold! God will say [i.e. on the Day of Judgment]: ‘Oh Jesus, the son of Mary! Did you say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God?’ He will say: ‘Glory to Thee! Never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would indeed have known it. You know what is in my heart, though I know not what is in Yours. For You know in full all that is hidden. Never did I say to them anything except what You commanded me to say: ‘Worship God, my Lord and your Lord.’ And I was a witness over them while I lived among them. When You took me up, You were the Watcher over them, and You are a witness to all things'”
Even if the Quran were speaking of the True Jesus Christ (of the Bible), it would here be admitting that they see Him as less than God! He is, according to the Quran itself, “no more than a messenger.” If you believe that God is more than a messenger, He is, according to the Quran itself, not God. I don’t know about you, reader, but I don’t worship messengers. I worship God. Of the Bible. Period.
I have to tell you, God (of the Bible – the Only God) wants and expects your love above all else. I know this because He, when He was here in the flesh, told us:
“Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.”
Trying to prove that the god of Islam is the same as the God of the Bible, is simply NOT loving the Lord your God with all your heart. Jesus goes on to say:
“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
Today, the church is so caught up in the second commandment that they willingly see right past, and therefore ignore, the first. The main reason for this site is that the church is willingly accepting that Islam is led by and Muslims worship the same God as the God of the Bible. As a result of this, they are willing to witness to Muslims using jesus of the Quran as their primary witness tool and lead anyone listening, Muslim or Christian, down a false road. We SHOULD witness to Muslims – yes! But we have to witness to them with the Truth, down the road that leads to Jesus of the Bible. A road that does not lead to Jesus of the Bible is a dead end. I’m posting the sign right here.
Just like their Bibles, the church is guilty of not reading the Quran to see the differences. Regardless of the topic, one will not be able to truly discuss it or apply it to life if they have not read it; I have and I want to share the Truth of the Bible, along with truth of Quran, with you. Do not be fooled by a look-alike
religion political system. Read the Quran and understand that in it you will not find Jesus Christ. How do I know? Because He stated that the you must search the Scriptures to find Him. Jesus is God. jesus of the Quran is not. I know, then, that God (of the Bible) is not in the Quran, because…
Jesus is NOT in the Quran!