Jesus or Mohammad?

Always there is an argument between the followers of Jesus on the one hand and the followers of Mohammad on the other as to who is the saviour of mankind.

We shall consider some facts in both the Quran and the Bible to see who is approved by God to give salvation to men. It could be observed that while Jesus is both in the Quran and the Bible, Mohammad can be found only in the Quran.

THE WORD OF GOD

Both the Quran and the Bible agree that Jesus is the Word of God. "Behold!" the angels said: "0 Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name shall be Christ Jesus." (Sura #3 Al-i-Imran 46.) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..." (John 1:1,14.) No other prophet is spoken of as the Word of God, neither in the Quran nor the Bible.

THE VIRGIN BIRTH

She said "0 my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" (Sura #3 Al-i-Imran 48.) "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14.) Joseph knew not Mary till she had brought forth Jesus. (Matthew 1:25.) Mohammad had both father and mother being born in April 570 A.D. in Mecca.

FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW

Both the Bible and the Quran agreed that Jesus came to fulfill the law (Torah). "And I come fulfilling that which is before me, namely, the Torah (law) ..." (Sura #5 Al-i-Imran 51.) "And he said unto them, these are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and in the prophets concerning me." (Luke 24:44)

Note: Law in the Hebrew language is Torah. Mohammad is neither mentioned in the Quran nor the Bible concerning the fulfillment of the law.

SINLESS LIFE

According to the "Islamic Faith and Practices" by Manzoor Nomani, in the two prayers of Mohammad, Mohammad was quoted to have confessed his sins. However, in Hebrews 4:15, we read "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." Jesus, the high priest for Christians is sinless.

RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION
AFTER DEATH

"When Allah said; 0 Jesus, I cause you to die and exalt thee to myself..." (Sura #3 Al-i-Imran 56.) "That Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter and the twelve." (1 Cor. 15:3-5.)

Jesus is exalted and honored. "...0 Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to myself...Jesus, Son of Mary, honoured in this world and in the next..." (Sura #3 Al-i-Imran 56;46.) "That power is like the working of this mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at the right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion and every title which can be given, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come." (Eph. 1:19-20.)

Mohammad is still in his tomb at Mecca till this day where the Moslems go every year for their pilgrimage.

HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

You should know that in these last days God is speaking to mankind only through His son Jesus Christ. (Heb. 1:1,2.)

You should know that there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12.)

You should know that in the New Testament times, the church is called:

  1. The temple of God (I Cor. 3:16.)
  2. The bride of Christ (Eph. 5.21-32.)
  3. The body of Christ (Col. 1:18,24.)
  4. The kingdom of God's Son (Col.1 :13.)
  5. The house of God (I Tim. 3:15.)
  6. The church (Eph. 3:10.)
  7. The church of God (I Cor.1:2.)
  8. The church of the Lord (Acts 20:28.)
  9. The churches of Christ (Rom.16:16.)
You should know that in order to get into the church you must:
  1. Believe in Christ (John 8:24; Acts 16:31; Heb. 11:6.)
  2. Repent of your sins (Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; 17:39.)
  3. Confess your faith in Christ (Malt. 10:32-33. Rom. 10:10; Acts 8;37-38.)
  4. Be baptized (Matt. 28:19; Mk. 16:16; Acts 2:38; 10:48.)
You should know that baptism requires:
  1. Water (Acts 10:47.)
  2. Much water (John 3:5.)
  3. Going to the water (Acts 8:38; Matthew 3:5-6.)
  4. A burial (Rorn. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12.)
  5. A planting (Rom. 6:5.)
  6. A washing (Acts 22:16.)
  7. A birth (John 3:5)
  8. A raising out of the water (Col 2:12.)
  9. A coming out of the water (Acts 8:39.)
You should know that by baptism:
  1. Sins are washed away (Acts 22:16.)
  2. You are saved from sins (I Pet 3:21; Mk.16:16.)
  3. You get into Christ (Gal 3:27.)
  4. You get into the church (Acts 2:37-47.)