Friday, June 15, 2018

What is the Qur'an? What do Muslims Believe about Jesus?

In this video, my friend Pastor Sule Prince and I examine questions about the Qur'an and the portrait of Jesus in Islam. Is the Jesus of Islam the same as the historical Jesus presented in the New Testament? The name 'Jesus' is used in many different ways by different groups. While many use the name 'Jesus' it becomes quickly apparent that the identity of that Jesus differs markedly from the Jesus presented in the New Testament. The Apostle Paul warned in 2 Corinthians 11:3-4,

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.

The next time you meet someone who says they believe in 'Jesus,' ask them which Jesus are you referring to? This is a crucial issue. If you have the wrong Jesus, you do not have salvation. A counterfeit $20 dollar bill may look like the real thing, but it has no legal tender and has no value at all.