Differences About Jesus in Islam and Christianity

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Differences About Jesus in Islam and Christianity First off, by way of clarification, in the Christian faith, Jesus is considered to be much more than a Prophet. The Christian belief is that He was and is the Son of God. Moreover, Christ is considered to be superior to the Old Testament prophets (Hebrews 1:1-14). Jesus then commissioned His apostles to preach His words and doctrines (Matt 28:19,20). As such, the writings of the apostles, as found in the New Testament, are considered to be inspired. However, the offices of prophet and apostle as givers of special revelation are not considered to continue indefinitely. The Christian belief is that special revelation ended with the apostles. But to get to what I believe is the import of your question, Muhammed is not considered to be a prophet in the Christian faith. He, obviously, lived long after the death of the last apostle. So his teachings would not be considered to be inspired. Moreover, what he taught conflicts with what Jesus and the apostles taught, which leads to your next questions. In Qur'an, it is told that Jesus did not die but was raised up before Allah. Do you obey this? In Christianity is it believed that Jesus has died or he were raised up? Do the Christians believe that, "Jesus died taking over all the sin?" The apostle Paul summarized the central Christian beliefs (or "Gospel") with the words, "For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" (1Cor 15:3-4). So, yes, the Christian faith ... ... middle of paper ... ...n of Abraham, etc. (6) The god of Islam, that is, Allah, was really only one of several pagan deities whose 'stones' were in the kaaba. There is much more to this than most folk realize. But Christians should never mistake the god of Islam for the God of the Bible. (7) Was Muhammed a true prophet of God? He very much fits the role of Joseph Smith of the Mormon religion. Each had supposedly angel visitations whereas the angel gave them the revelations of their respective religions. Paul gave us a some special warnings in regard to angel activity. So you can see, despite some similarities, there are some very real differences between the teachings of Muhammed as recorded in the Qur'an and the teachings of the Bible. It is because of these differences that Christians cannot accept Muhammed as a prophet (Isa 8:20).
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