By David W. Daniels
The ultimate test of any religion is its view of Jesus. Muslims may tell you that they believe in Jesus, but a closer look at their holy book, the Qur'an (Koran), shows us what they really believe about our Lord and Saviour.
The Bible tells us Jesus is the Word: "the Word was God" (John 1:1). But the Qur'an says He is only "a word" (Sura 3:45). The Bible says Jesus is the Creator (John 1:3; Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:13-16). But the Qur'an describes him as one of the created (Sura 3:59).
The Bible says the Lord Jesus is superior to the prophets (Hebrews 1:1-2). The Qur'an tells us He is just another prophet. "We make no distinction between any of them," (Sura 3:84).
The Lord Jesus was crucified and shed His precious blood to wipe away our sins (Revelation 1:5). The Qur'an tells us that Jesus was not crucified at all.
"And because of their saying: 'We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger' they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them." (Sura 4:157)
The Bible tells us that Jesus is God's Son (Matthew 16:16-17; Mark 1:1; John 9:35-37; 20:31; Acts 3:26; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 1:19; Hebrews 4:14; 1 John 4:15; 5:5, 20; 2 John 1:3). The Qur'an tells us Jesus is not the son of Allah! (Sura 2:115; 4:171; 10:68-69; 18:4-5; 19:35, 88-93; 21:26; 39:4; 43:81)
"Praise be to Allah, Who hath not taken unto Himself a Son" (Sura 17:111)
And they are right. The god they worship has no son! Allah is not God. And Jesus is the Son of God, not of Allah.
But Mohammed made a great mistake. He said Jesus is a prophet. Muslims know that prophets do not tell lies. And it never says in the Qur'an that Jesus ever lied. If Jesus told the truth, then we must listen to what He says. So what did He say?
Jesus said that He is the Son of God (John 9:35-38; 10:32-36). Jesus also told us exactly how to come to God:
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).
And even His apostles understood what He said: "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
The Qur'an is correct: the Lord Jesus Christ isn't the son of Allah! He is the trustworthy Son of God. He never tells lies. And he promised us salvation if we put our faith in Him alone (John 3:16). We now know Mohammed didn't think much of Jesus. But we also know God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, doesn't think much of Mohammed, either.