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Christianity Contradicts the Bible!
Written by Abdullah Smith
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A Comparison between Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them)
The Christian version of Jesus is based on the Council of Nicea, when Jesus was transformed into God incarnate. Christianity borrowed its doctrines from Paul and the pagan Mystery Religions.
The Islamic version is accurate and true because it is supported by the Bible that he was Prophet and Messenger who claimed no divinity (John 5:30, 14:28, Quran 4:171) was never crucified (Psalms 20:6, 40:6, Micah 6:7-8, Quran 3:55, 4:157) and never became God incarnate (Malachi 3:6, Quran 5:116, 9:31) Jesus was not the Son of God (Luke 4:41, Quran 23:91)
The Muslim viewpoint is strongly supported by the Nazarenes and Ebionites, who also believed Jesus, was not God incarnate or the Son of God. Hence, the early Jewish conception of Jesus harmonizes the Islamic account.
Jesus was sent only to
He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions:
"Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of
Muhammad was sent to the whole world:
We have not sent thee but as a universal (Messenger) to men, giving them glad tidings, and warning them (against sin), but most men understand not. (Al-Quran 34:28)
Jesus taught cruelty, and hatred:
But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over thembring them here and kill them in front of me." (Luke 19:27)
And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. (Revelations 2:23)
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sistersyes, even his own lifehe cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26)
Muhammad is the better example:
"Avoid cruelty and injustice...and guard yourselves against miserliness, for this has ruined nations who lived before you." Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 203.
We sent thee not save as a mercy for the peoples. (Al-QURAN 21:107)
And We have sent thee (O Muhammad) only as a bearer of good tidings and a warner. (Al-QURAN 25:45)
Is it not enough for them that We have sent down unto thee the Scripture which is read unto them? Lo! herein verily is mercy, and a reminder for folk who believe. (Al-QURAN 29:51)
Jesus drank wine, yet the Bible prohibits wine! (Hosea 4:11, Proverbs 20:1)
"I tell you the truth, I will not drink
again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the
For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the
Muhammad is the better example, he rejected wine:
It is narrated on the authority of Anas
b. Malik that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)
said: I was brought al-Buraq Who is an animal white and long,
larger than a donkey but smaller than a mule, who would place his hoof a distance equal to
the range of version. I mounted it and came to the
Jesus behaved badly towards his mother:
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. (John 2:4)
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! (John 19:25-26)
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. (Matthew 10:35)
Muhammad emphasized good behavior to parents:
Narrated Abdullah bin Masud:
I asked Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! What is the best deed?" He replied, "To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times." I asked, "What is next in goodness?" He replied, "To be good and dutiful to your parents."
Jesus used offensive nicknames:
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? (Matthew 23:33)
O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (Matthew 3:7)
Muhammad enjoyed a better character, he never used offensive nicknames. Why did Jesus provoke the Jews by calling them generation of vipers if he were not looking for trouble?
O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong. (Al-Quran 49:11)
Jesus had no chain of transmission among his followers:
But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth
before you into
And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
* How could anyone know about the resurrection if the women kept it secret?
* They did not tell anyone, there was no chain of transmission here.
* There were no eye-witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus. Read the Gospels yourself.
* Where is the account of those Five hundred people who allegedly saw Jesus?
The Gospels never record this tradition; it was only dictated by Paul. (1 Cor. 15)
* The resurrection story of the Gospels is not recorded by the Church Fathers, the historian Philo Judaeus, not even by Paul.
Muhammad superiorly had chain of transmission, his followers passed the traditions from one person to another:
There was a man from the Ansar (who was a friend of mine). If he was not present in the company of Allah's Apostle I used to be present with Allah's Apostle, I would tell him what I used to hear from Allah's Apostle, and when I was absent from Allah's Apostle he used to be present with him, and he would tell me what he used to hear from Allah's Apostle . (Sahih Muslim)
The Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad are based on eye-witness accounts, they knew the Prophet and transmitted the Sayings known as Hadith, the Traditions of the Prophet. Also, the Traditions carry the signature, to prove the tradition is not anonymous. Hence, the Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad are reliable.
The Gospels are based on anonymous traditions of Jesus which circulated orally; they are not derived from eye-witnesses.
* The Divine Revelation given to Prophet Muhammad is supported by the writings of non-Muslim historians.
According to the Gospels, Jesus never laughed!
He rebukes with majesty, councils with mildness, His whole address whether in word or deed, being eloquent and grave. No man has seen him laugh, yet his manners are exceedingly pleasant, but he has wept frequently in the presence of men. He is temperate, modest and wise. A man for his extraordinary beauty and perfection, surpassing the children of men in every sense. ("The Epistle of Lentulus to the Roman Senate,")
Jesus wept. (John 11:35)
* The Bible teaches that sadness is better than Happiness
Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. (James 4:9)
Sorrow is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart. (Ecclesiastes 7:3)
* Jesus (pbuh) had no sense of humor
The Prophet Muhammad laughed, many times:
The Apostle of Allah peace_be_upon_him) laughed so much that his canine or molar teeth appeared.
Book 12, Number 2262: Narrated Zayd ibn Arqam: Sunan Abu Dawud
Allah then produced a cloud, and the storm of thunder and lightning came on. Then the rain fell by Allah's permission, and before he reached his mosque streams were flowing. When he saw the speed with which the people were seeking shelter, he (peace_be_upon_him) laughed till his back teeth were visible.
Then he said: I testify that Allah is Omnipotent and that I am Allah's servant and apostle.
Book 3, Number 1169: Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: Sunan Abu Dawud
* The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had great sense of humor.
According to Christian scholar Johannes
G. Vos, Islam is the Religion of Happiness:
According to Christian scholar Johannes G. Vos, Islam is the Religion of Happiness:
Islam is an easier religion than Christianity to live up to; it makes less difficult moral demands upon people. There is nothing in Islam to lead a man to say, O wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death? or I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing. A religion with reasonable attainable objectives fosters self-confidence, complacency and spiritual pride - it leads inevitably to self-righteousness, but it does not give the sinner the anguish of a guilty conscience nor the frustration of trying without success to attain in practical living the requirements of an absolute moral standard. In brief, Islam makes a man feel good, while Christianity necessarily first (and often thereafter) makes a man feel bad. The religion of the broken heart is Christianity, not Islam.
(JG Vos, A Christian Introduction to Religions of the World (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1965), pg 66f.)
Then those who have believed and worked righteous deeds, shall be made happy in a Mead of Delight. (Al-Quran 30:15)
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