Is Quran the Word of God? Part 3
Crucifixion of Christ and Quran
From the last two weeks we were looking on the topic
whether Quran is Word of God or not. We meditated on the verse where Paul
and Peter says that Bible was inspired by God or given by the Spirit of
God or Holy Spirit. We also looked that Holy Spirit cannot give unholy
command and we studied the example of David's marriage to Bathsheba and
Mohammed's marriage to Zainab. Both David and Mohammed married almost
in the same way yet David received severe punishment and consequences
of his sin but Mohammed's sinful marriage was appreciated by Allah. David's
several pleading and repentance to the Lord could only exempt him from
being punished and still he had to face the consequence. But the opposite
was of Mohammed's case.
Today we are going to see what Quran says about the crucifixion
Quran says in Surah 4:157-158,
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. Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself;
and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise."
Now if Allah's words are correct and Jesus was really not
crucified then of course the whole Bible is a fake book or man-made doctrine
and not given by God himself. The above statement of Allah nullifies the
whole Bible and the messages spoken by all the prophets including Jesus
who claimed His sufferings, death and resurrection.
Someone has explained that Jesus is mentioned in every book
of Bible. Here are a few of that explanation:
In the book of Genesis, Jesus is The Seed of the Woman
We read in Gen 3:15 about
the curse which came on the serpent, "And I will put enmity Between
you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise
your head, And you shall bruise His heel."
Genesis chapter 3 tells us the distortion of the creation
whom God created. When Adam and Eve sinned against God, God promised to
give a solution for this problem. The above verse says that the seed of
the woman will crush the head of the evil one. Jesus came by virgin Mary
and suffered and died on the cruel cross for the redemption of our souls.
By doing this He crushed the head of devil. By doing this Jesus gave a
great defeat to devil by overcoming death. But Allah says in Quran that
it never happened.
In the book of Exodus, Jesus is The Passover Lamb
God who spoke through Moses gave the Law of Passover. God
commanded Moses to bring a sacrificial lamb and to eat it. God redeemed
Israel by the blood of the lamb which was applied on the door posts. The
same God not only redeemed Israel from the mighty hands of his enemy but
also brought them to the promised land. The same God who sent His Son
to die for us is a liar according to the Quran and according to Allah.
Because Quran says that Jesus never died on the cross.
In the book of Leviticus, Jesus is The High Priest
What was the duty of High Priest? Bible tells us that
once a year High priest entered in the holies of holy with the blood of
lamb or goat and pleaded for the sins of the people. Jesus did the same
thing on the cruel cross by shedding His own blood on the cross. Bible
says in Heb 2:17-18, "Therefore, in
all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful
and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation
for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being
tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted."
Bible also says in Lev
17:11, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given
it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the
blood that makes atonement for the soul."
But according to the Quran it never happened.
In the book of Zechariah, Jesus is The Pierced Son
God said in Zec 12:10
"And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of
Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on
Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his
only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
The above verse is very clear that God Himself came to die
for us and gave His life for us. He was pierced for our salvation. The
wounds which we had to be in our body, He took Himself. But Quran denies
all these things.
Jesus the Messiah
In the New Testament we read about Jesus' birth, sufferings,
death and resurrection. Jesus Himself told the purpose of His coming in
this world. Jesus spoke about His sufferings in Mat
17:12 "But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did
not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of
Man is also about to suffer at their hands."
Jesus spoke about His suffering, death and resurrection
in Luke 24:46, "Then He said to them,
"Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to
suffer and to rise from the dead the third day."
Jesus declared His death in
John 2:19-22, "Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this
temple, and in three days I will raise it up." Then the Jews said,
"It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You
raise it up in three days?" But He was speaking of the temple of
His body. Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered
that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the
word which Jesus had said."
So if Jesus did not die on the cross then all Old Testament
and New Testament books are having no meaning and those millions of people
who believed in the Son of God generation after generation are doomed
in their own sin without having any hope for the future.
But not only the Bible tells us that these events happened
as spoken by Jesus but History is witness of these events. The Writings
of Flavius Josephus the Historian and other documents prove that Jesus'
crucifixion and resurrection took place and Bible account is accurate.
So it is not possible that Quran was really given by the
Spirit of God or Holy Spirit? God cannot contradict Himself nor His word.
God cannot speak lies. All these things prove that Allah is not the all
knowing god and it was a deliberate attempt to shake the whole foundation
of Bible, that is, salvation of mankind, forgiveness of sin, redemption
of soul through shed blood of Christ and Eternal life.
Today you can choose either to live in sin and die in your
sins without having hope for eternal life or get forgiveness of your sins
and enter into eternal life. Choice is yours.
Now days we as Muslims have to spread the voice to learn quran and so we could gain the true knowledge and the quran teaching that is give to us by our beloved prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and do quran reading. Do we as Muslim ask our self that why we are at the peak of destruction? The answer will be simple that we have left our roots the holy quran we should guide promote Islam from in our homes first and let learn our kids quran and encourage them in doing quran memorization this should be our first goal for it we can do different stuff like let then participate in different online quran recitation competition to let them listen quran from different online quran reciters and along with it we elders should learn quran also and improve our knowledge of quran and Islam and learn holy quran tafseer because to understand and learn quran Arabic and for this now a days there are many online quran tutor available who teach tajweed quran and its translation and tafseer so let us join our hands to be the voice of Islam and let improve the image of it as well and full fill our deputy