declare that Jesus is not God
Muslims are not the only ones who believe that
Jesus (pbuh) is mortal and not a god. The Jews also believe
this, in addition to the very first groups of
Christianity such as the Ebonites, the Cerinthians, the
Basilidians, the Capocratians, and the Hypisistarians. The
Arians, Paulicians and Goths also accepted Jesus (pbuh) as a
prophet of God. Even in the modern age there are churches in
Asia, in Africa, the Unitarian church, the Jehovah's witnesses,
and even the majority of today's Anglican Bishops
do not worship Jesus (pbuh) as God.
In the British newspaper the "Daily News"
25/6/84 under the heading "Shock survey of Anglican Bishops"
"More than half of England's Anglican
Bishops say that Christians are not obliged to believe that
Jesus Christ was God, according to a survey published today. The
pole of 31 of England's 39 bishops shows that many of them think
that Christ's miracles, the virgin birth and the
resurrection might not have happened exactly as described in the
Bible. Only 11 of the bishops insisted that Christians must
regard Christ as both God and man, while 19 said it was
sufficient to regard Jesus as 'God's supreme agent'"
But what is a messenger of God? Is he not
"God's supreme agent" ?. This is indeed what God Himself has
already told us in the noble Qur'an 1400 years ago, and exactly
what Jesus (pbuh) himself testified to in the Bible:
"And this is life eternal, that they might
know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
Astounding, isn't it? With every passing day,
the most learned among the Christian community are slowly
recognizing the truth and drawing closer and closer to Islam.
These are not Muslims who issued this statement. These are not
"liberal" Christians. These are the most learned and most highly
esteemed men of the Anglican Church. These men have dedicated
their whole lives to the study of the religion of Jesus, and
their study has driven them to the truth which God had already
revealed to them in the Qur'an 1400 years ago: That Jesus was
not God. That God is not a Trinity. And that the stories of the
ministry of Jesus in the Bible have been extensively tampered
with by the hands of mankind.
"And when Allah said: O Jesus, son of Mary!
Did you say unto mankind: Take me and my mother for two gods
beside Allah? he said: Be You glorified. It was not mine to
utter that to which I had no right. If I used to say it, then
You knew it. You know what is in my [innermost] self but I know
not what is in Yours. Truly! You, only You are the Knower of
things hidden. I spoke unto them only that which You commanded
me, (saying): Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord, and I was a
witness over them while I dwelt among them, and when You took me
You were the Watcher over them, and You are Witness over all
The noble Qur'an, Al-Maidah(5):116-118
The Church, as Heinz Zahrnt put it "put
words into the mouth of Jesus which he never spoke and
attributed actions to him which he never performed." One of
those who has shown that most of what the church says about
Jesus is baseless is Rudolph Augustein in his book "Jesus the
Son of Man." Another very comprehensive study of this matter
can be found in the book "The Myth of God Incarnate"
which was written by seven theologian scholars in England in
1977 and edited by John Hick. Their conclusion in this matter is
that Jesus was "a man approved by God, for a special role
within the divine purpose, and..... the later conception of him
as God incarnate ... is a mythological or poetic way of
expressing his significance for us." See also John Mackinnon
Robertson's "Christianity and Mythology" T.W Doane's
"The Bible Myths and their Parallels in Other Religions" (A
good summary of these studies is available in M.F. Ansarei,
"Islam and Christianity in the Modern World").
A University of Richmond professor, Dr. Robert
Alley, after considerable research into newly found ancient
documents concludes that
"....The (Biblical) passages where Jesus
talks about the Son of God are later additions.... what the
church said about him. Such a claim of deity for himself would
not have been consistent with his entire lifestyle as we can
reconstruct. For the first three decades after Jesus' death
Christianity continued as a sect within Judaism. The first three
decades of the existence of the church were within the
synagogue. That would have been beyond belief if they (the
followers) had boldly proclaimed the deity of Jesus."
Is there any confirmation of this in the
Bible, yes! If we were to read the Bible we would find that long
after the departure of Jesus, his faithful followers continued
to "keep up their daily attendance at the Temple" (Acts 2:46) It
would be beyond belief to imagine that had Jesus indeed preached
to his apostles that he was God, and if Jesus had indeed
commanded them to forsake the commandments, that they would then
disregard all of this and continue to worship in a Jewish
synagogue on a daily basis, let alone the great Temple itself.
It is further beyond belief that the Jews of the Temple would
stand idly by and allow them to do this if they were preaching
the total cancellation of the law of Moses and that
Jesus was God.
Can any Trinitarian Christian, even in their
wildest fantasies, imagine that the Jews in an orthodox Jewish
synagogue would stand idly by while he took out his cross
and prayed to Jesus in the midst of their synagogue and was
publicly calling others to worship Jesus and forsake the
commandments? How much more preposterous to imagine that they
would have nothing to say to someone who did that in their most
sacred of all synagogues, the Temple, on a daily basis yet. This
is further evidence in support of the Qur'an, that Jesus only
called his followers to a continuation of the religion of Moses
and not by any means to the total cancellation and destruction
of that law.
In the previous section, we read the following
verses of the Bible:
- "Know therefore this day, and consider
[it] in thine heart, that the LORD he [is] God in heaven
above, and upon the earth beneath: [there is] none else."Deuteronomy 4:39.
- "Thou shalt have no other gods before
- "For thou shalt worship no other god:
for the LORD, whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God:"Exodus 34:14
- "Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD,
and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and
believe me, and understand that I [am] he: before me there was
no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, [even] I,
[am] the LORD; and beside me [there is] no savior."Isaiah 43:10-11.
- "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel,
and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I
[am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God."Isaiah 44:6
- "That they may know from the rising of
the sun, and from the west, that [there is] none beside me. I
[am] the LORD, and [there is] none else."Isaiah 45:6
- "For thus saith the LORD that created
the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he
hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it
to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else."
- "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the
ends of the earth: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else."Isaiah 45:22
Now we should begin to ask ourselves: If there
was no god before or after God Almighty, then how
was Jesus (pbuh) "begotten" as a god? The answer is: he
was not. He was a mortal man, not a god. We even have the
testimony of the majority of today's Anglican Bishops
in defense of this basic truth. If we want the testimony of a
trustworthy witness then how much more trustworthy a witness
shall we ever find than the majority of the most learned and
respected conservative Christians of the Anglican Church?
The Bible only preaches that Jesus is God and
that God is a Trinity to those who do not know it's innermost
details and the truth of the history of the Church as these men
have come to know it. But let us move on in our study of the
Biblical verses so that we can see only a small sampling of the
evidence that has made the truth clear to these men.
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