Jesus in Islam and Christianity - Yusha Evans - Oct 2013
Muslims believe that Jesus was one of the mightiest messengers of Allah;
that he was the Christ, that he was born miraculously - without male
intervention; that he gave life to the dead with God’s permission, that he
healed those born blind and with leprosy with God’s permission and that
he did not die on the cross. In fact no Muslim is a Muslim if he does not
believe in Jesus! Yet many Christians have no basic concept of Islam.
Many are skeptical because they have been so brain washed for centuries. In the
present time, when one listens to some of the TV Evangelists and reads the New
Testament one gets completely different sides of Jesus. Those Evangelists are
experts in presenting half the truth about both Jesus and Muhammad. They stress
only one side in the most forceful and persuasive way. They raise the slogan
″believe in Jesus.″
But one should
have the right to ask, which Jesus?
″The one who said ″love your enemies″, Luke 6:27 or the one that said
″But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be king
over them″bring them here and slaughter them in my presence″,
″The one who said ″Be merciful just as your father is merciful″, Luke
6:36, or the one who said ″he did not come to give peace on earth,
but rather division″, Luke 12:51.
″The one who said ″honor your father and mother″, Matthew 15:4, or
the one who called his mother ″Woman″, John 2:4?
″The one who said ″if someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the
other to him″, Matthew 5:39, or the one who went to the temple and
drove people out and overturned the tables, Matthew 21:12?
″The one who said have ″peace with one another″, Mark 9:50 or
the one who said he ″did not come to bring peace but a sword″,
″The one who said ″forgive, and you will be forgiven″, Luke 6:37, or
the one who said ″if your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and
cast it from you″, Matthew 18:8?
″The one who said ″bless them that curse you″, Matthew 5:44, or
the one who said ″he who curses father or mother, let him be put to
death″, Matthew 15:4?
As a Muslim, I understand both sides, because Jesus, like Muhammad,
was both merciful when mercy was required and powerful when power
was required. God himself has both heavens and hellfire. Yet half the truth
Evangelists never failed to present only the merciful side of Jesus and
only the powerful side of Muhammad.