Islam on the crucifixion and return of Jesus

Islam does not teach that Jesus was crucified. Therefore, the Messiah Jesus of Islam shed no blood for the remission of sins of those who believe. This is an extraordinary difference between the Muslim Isa (Jesus) and the Christian Jesus. The Qur’an Sura 4:158 says, “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:- And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him…”

Philippians 2:5-11 says, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 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. Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name; That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

The return of the Islamic Jesus, Isa, is far different than the return of the true Jesus, the Christ of the Bible. Revelation 19:13-16 speaks of the Christ, “He was wearing a robe that had been soaked in blood, and the name by which he is called is, “THE WORD OF GOD.” And the armies of heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. And out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” 

Qur’an Sura 4:159 says, “And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;- There is not one of the People of the Scripture but will believe in him before his death, and on the Day of Resurrection he will be a witness against them – And there is not one of the followers of the Book but most certainly believes in this before his death, and on the day of resurrection he (Isa) shall be a witness against them.” Several other Sura specifically define the Muslim Jesus as the one who will return and witness against the saints and enlist other Muslims to help him kill Christians and Jews. The next Jot will discuss the similarities between Islam’s Jesus and Christianity’s False Prophet.

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