The Muslim Jesus and the Biblical Jesus: Is There a Difference?

Posted By Thomas Perez. June 13, 2011 at 7:16pm. Copyright 2011.

1. The Islamic Jesus was created and not eternal

The similitude of Jesus before Allah is that of Adam: He created him from dust, then said to him, “Be”: and he was. – Qur’an: Surah 3:59

The Biblical Jesus is from Eternity

“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting.”– Micah 5:2

“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” – John 8:58

“In the beginning was the Word” – John 1:1

2. The Islamic Jesus is a created human

“He created him (Jesus) from dust, then said to him: “Be”.”– Qur’an: Sura 3.59

The Biblical Jesus Created everything that is

“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” – John 1:3

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” – Colossians 1:16-17.

3. The Islamic Jesus is not the Lamb of God who was slain

“That they said (in boast), ‘We killed Christ Jesus the son of May, the Messenger of Allah.’ But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them… for of surety they killed him not” – Qur’an: Surah 4.157

The Biblical Jesus is the Lamb of God

“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” – John 1:29

“Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” – Revelation 5:12

4. The Islamic Jesus was never crucified and therefore was not resurrected

“but they killed him [Jesus] not, nor crucified him, but it appeared so to them the resemblance of Jesus was put over another man (and they killed that man)…For surely; they killed him not…But Allah raised him up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever All Powerful, All Wise” – Qur’an 4:1-158

The Biblical Jesus which (by his death and resurrection) saved his people from their sins

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” – John 11:25

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.

“And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain.” – I Corinthians 15:14

5. The Islamic Jesus sent Mohammed as another Comforter (not the Holy Spirit)

“And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of an Apostle to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, “This is evident sorcery!” – Qur’an 61:6

The Biblical Jesus sent the Holy Spirit (Comforter) which came at Pentecost 50 days later NOT five hundred years later (Mohammed)

“But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost” – John 14:26

“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me” – John 15:26

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” – John 16:7

6. Islam teaches Salvation is found only in the Five Pillars of Islam

“Salvation can only be found in the Five Pillars of Shahada (Testifying of God’s Oneness), Salat (Prayer), Saum (Fasting), Zakat (Charity), and Hajj (Pilgrimage).” – Qur’an 5:116

The Biblical Jesus Teaches Salvation is found in none other than Himself

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” – Romans 10:9

“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” – Acts 16:31

7. The Islamic Jesus is an involuntary Slave to Allah

“I will then say what the Pious Slave Jesus the son of Mary said…” (Hadith: Narrated by Ibn Abbas 5.117-118).

“Jesus..although he is just one of Allah’s slaves.” (Hadith: Narrated Nafi, 007.063.209).

“You’d better go to Jesus, Allah’s slave” – (Hadith: Narrated Anas, 009.093.532, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 507.)

Biblical Jesus made himself a voluntary servant

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” – Philippians 2: 6-8

8. The Islamic Jesus is simply another prophet

“Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them” – Qur’an 2:136, 2:84

The Biblical Jesus has a name that is above all names

“[Jesus is] Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come” – Ephesians 1:21

9. The Islamic Jesus is not the Divine Son of God

Islamic Jesus is NOT the Son of God (and they teach whoever believes this will be thrown into the fire)

“Then the sects differed [i.e. the Christians about Jesus], so woe unto the disbelievers [those who gave false witness by saying that Jesus is the son of Allah] from the Meeting of a great Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection, when they will be thrown in the blazing Fire)” Qur’an 19:34-38]

“That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the Most Gracious (Allah). But it is not suitable for (the Majesty of) the Most Gracious (Allah) that He should beget a son (or offspring or children). There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes unto the Most Gracious (Allah) as a slave” – Qur’an 19:88-93

“Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son.” – Qur’an 4:171

Biblical Jesus who is the Word Made Flesh is the Son of 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.” – John 1:14

“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

“And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven [the voice of the One God], which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” – Luke 3:22

“If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.”– 1st John 5:9-10

10. The Islamic Jesus can not be worshiped

“And behold, Allah will say – O Jesus Son of Mary, did you say to men, worship me and my mother as gods beside Allah? He will reply–Glory to you, I could never say what I had not right [to say]” – Qur’an 5:116

“Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger: many were the messengers that passed away before him” – Qur’an 5:75

Biblical Jesus is commanded to be worshiped (by both men and angels)

“For the Father [the One True God] judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.” – John 5:22-23

“And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:11

“And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” – Hebrews 1:6

11. The Islamic Jesus is not fit to be an Intercessor

“They will go to Jesus who will say, ‘I am not fit for this undertaking, but you’d better go to Muhammad whose sins of the past and future had been forgiven (by allah)” – Hadith Volume 9, Book 93, Number 507.

Biblical Jesus is the ONLY mediator between God and Man

(Jesus is alone the sinless Lamb of God. How could a Mohammed a sinner be more fit than Jesus?)

“For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” – I Timothy 2:5

“Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” – Hebrews 7:25

12. The Islamic Jesus will judge by the Law of the Qur’an and not by the Gospel (Fateh-ul Bari page 304 and 305 vol 7)

Biblical Jesus will judge by both the Old and New Testament (Gospel)

“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law (Torah), till all be fulfilled.” – Matthew 5:18

“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” – John 12:48

“In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.” – Romans 2:16

13. The Islamic Jesus will return and help annihilate the Jews

“When the Muslims will fall in lines to offer prayers, Christ son of Mary (PBUH) shall descend from heaven before their eyes. He will lead the prayers. When the prayers are over he will say to the people: “Clear the way between me and this enemy of God.” God will give victory to the Muslims over the hosts of Dajjal. The Muslims will inflict dire punishment upon the enemy. Even the trees and stones will cry out, “O Abdullah, O Abdul Rahman, O Muslim, come, here is a Jew behind me, kill him.” In this way God will cause the Jews to be annihilated and Muslims shall be the victors.” – (Mustadrak Hakim – A brief version of this tradition has been recorded in Muslim. Hafiz Ibn Hajar in Fath-ul-Bari Vol. VI, p. 450 declares this tradition to be authentic.)

The Biblical Jesus will/did return and save the Jews from annihilation

Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

Romans 11:25-28 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.

Zechariah 14:2-3 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

14. The Islamic Jesus Returns in yellow garments

“Jesus (peace be upon him). He will descend (to the earth). When you see him, recognize him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments” – (Sunan Abu Dawud Book 37, Number 4310)

The Biblical Jesus returns arrayed in white light

“And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.” Matthew 17:2

“And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.” Mark 9:3

“And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment [was] white [and] glistering.” – Luke 9:29

15. Islamic Jesus lands in Damascus, Syria

“Most Muslims believe that Jesus descent from heaven will be accomplished by resting his hands on the wings of two angels. He will descend onto the white minaret, situated in the eastern part of Damascus. He will invite the whole world to be Muslim including Christians and Jews.” – (Mawdudi, A.A, Finality of Prophethood, pp. 58-61), and (Vol 18, Hadith No. 814)

Biblical Jesus descends and lands on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem

“And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east” – Zechariah 14:4

“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.” – Acts 1:11

16. Islamic Jesus returns on the wings of two angels

(Mawdudi, A.A, Finality of Prophethood, pp. 58-61).

Biblical Jesus is accompanied by the armies of heaven

“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints” – Jude 1:14

“… and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” – Zechariah 14:5

“And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses…” – Revelation 19:14

17. The Islamic Jesus destroys antichrist with his lance at Mount Afiq (near City of Fiq, Syria)

“Christ (PBUH) will advance with the Muslims for fighting against Dajjal (Antichrist). The enemy will retreat before the powerful assault of Christ son of Mary, and Dajjal will run away towards Israel by way of the slope of Afiq (Reference to Tradition No. 21). Christ (PBUH) will pursue Dajjal and destroy him on the airfield of Lydda (Traditions No. 10-14- 15). A great slaughter of the Jews will ensue and every one of them will be annihilated. The nation of Jews will be exterminated (Traditions No. 9-15-21). At the proclamation of truth by Christ, the Christian religion will become extinct (Traditions No. 1-2-4-6).”

Biblical Jesus destroys/or destroyed antichrist with his breath at his return to the Mount of Olives

“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming” – 2 Thessalonians 2:8

18. The Islamic Jesus which returns will not be pierced

“They killed him not nor crucified him” – Qur’an: Surah 4.157

The Biblical Jesus was pierced for our transgressions

“They shall look upon me whom they have pierced..” – .Zechariah 12:10

19. The Islamic Jesus will marry a woman and have children

“He (Jesus) will live for forty years during which he will marry, have children, and perform Hajj (pilgrimage).” — (Wali ad-Din, Miskat Al-Masabih, (tr. James Robson), Vol.II, p.1159; Sahih Muslim, Vol.1, p.92).

The Biblical Jesus will/did marry his Bride (the Christian Church) at the Wedding Supper of the Lamb

“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come and his wife hath made herself ready.” – Revelation. 19:7

20. The Islamic Jesus will die forty years after his return

“He (Jesus) will perish all religions except Islam. He (Jesus) will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die.” – (Sunan Abu Dawud Book 37, Number 4310).

“After his death, he will be buried beside the grave of the Prophet Muhammad” – (Wali ad-Din, Miskat Al-Masabih, (tr. James Robson), Vol.II, p.1159; Sahih Muslim, Vol.1, p.92).

The Biblical Jesus is alive forevermore

“But because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood.” – Hebrews 7:24

“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.”– Revelation 1:18

Conclusion:

There you have it. Here are two different versions of Jesus Christ. One Islamic and one which is Biblical. Clearly the Islamic Scriptures [Qur’an, Hadiths, and Traditions] and the Bible are not describing the same Jesus. So the question remains does this make any difference? Well clearly it does. Jesus Christ himself said that many would come in his name, claiming to be Christ and would deceive many (Matthew 24:24 and Mark 13:22). The Apostle Paul is so severe in his warning that in Galatians he records that if any man preach a different Gospel (another Jesus) which he said is really is no gospel at all, let him be accused (which only means to be cast aside until all are reconciled) The Apostle John says that whoever denies Christ (as God’s son) has the spirit of an antichrist. God is not an author of confusion. The Islamic Jesus is a Jesus that came after the Scriptures. The Biblical Jesus (the earlier source) reveals Him as the Son of God, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), through whom the Father made all things (Ephesians 3:9).

What will y0u do?  For you can not serve two masters!

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