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Does The Quran Say Jesus Is God? Part 2

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Apr 14, 2017

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As Allah’s names are mentioned in the Quran, similarly the bible mentions the same names referring to Jesus as God: 1. The Truth is al-Haq 2. The Resurrection is al-Baith 3. The Alpha and the Omega is al-Awal and al-Akhir, the first and the last 4. King of Kings is al-Malik 5. “I am the door” is al-Hadi. 6. I am the light is al-Noor. The Christians use this as proof that Jesus is God or Allah and to prove the Quran affirms this. How can you prove otherwise?

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Peace be upon you,

Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam.

Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here.

The third claim is that Jesus (peace be upon him) said about himself that he is the Alpha and the Omega as in Revelation 22:13:

[I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.]

We must go back to Revelation 22:6 to understand that God, the Creator, is the one who is talking not Jesus (peace be upon him):

[And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.]

Please read Revelation 22:6 – 13 in order to understand the entire context.

In Revelation 17:14, Jesus (peace be upon him) was compared to God as being the king, Al-Malik:

[These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful]

A king is someone who rules but does not own, and an owner is someone who owns but does not rule; but God owns and rules. Surely Jesus (peace be upon him) did not own not even his soul since God resurrected him and will bring him back one day.

And Jesus (peace be upon him) himself said in multiple occasions in the Gospel that he does not act from his own self, it is God who guides him.

The fifth claim is saying that Jesus (peace be upon him) said in John 10:9 ‘I am the door’ making it equivalent to Allah’s attribute Al-Hadi, the Guide.

Again, these words have two different meanings, ‘I am the door’ means no one can come in to the religion except through me since Jesus (peace be upon him) was given divine knowledge from God, while The Guide means that God is the only one that guides people to His religion if they themselves are ready to receive the truth.

Note that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is also addressed as Al-Hadi, a well deserved title for Jesus (peace be upon him) but not in the above mentioned context.

The sixth claim says that in John 8:12 Jesus (peace be upon him) said that he is the light:

[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]

Similarly Muhammad (peace be upon him) is also addressed as light in the Quran:

{O Prophet! Truly We have sent thee as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and Warner. And as one who invites to Allah’s (Grace) by His leave, and as a lamp spreading light.} (Al-Ahzab 33:45-46)

In short Jesus (peace be upon him) never claimed that he was God, the Creator nor the Beneficent; on the contrary, when Jesus (peace be upon him) was conversing with Mary Magdelene, he said that our God and his God are the same which proves that he was not God; John 20:17:

[Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.]

If Jesus is God would he say that he is his own God? He was surely talking about the Creator as his and our God.

Further this verse is telling us that the Father and God are one being and Jesus is a different being. If someone argues that he is the son of God therefore he is a God; that still separates him from God and therefore they cannot be one as the doctrine of trinity states since two nor three are equal one.

Furthermore, The Old Testament mentions in Exodus 4:22 that the prophet Israel is the son of God:

[And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn]

There are many other Gospel verses where other prophets are addressed as sons of God; meaning godly and not physically sons of God since begetting sons and daughters is an attribute of the human being for the continuation of the human race while God is One and only and is not in need of offsprings.

In addition, Jesus’ followers called him a prophet as mentioned in Matthew 21:11:

[And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.]

One must understand that a doctrine or creed of any religion must be based on solid verses from its religious book and not based on a couple of verses that were proven not to be part of the original scripture text. Please watch the following video series to understand the details: Missionary Deception.

For an English translation of the Quran, please refer to this link.

I hope this helps address your concerns.

Salam and please keep in touch.

Please continue feeding your curiosity, and find more info in the following links:

All About Prophet Jesus (Special Coverage)

Jesus, Muhammad and Their Rabb

Story of Jesus (PBUH) from an Islamic Perspective




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