Originally Posted by Mohammad Suket Rashid:
There is so much to respond to here but so little time, my friends. I shall endevor to answer them in good tiime. Nashbama, your isights are interesting my friend but yes it is true that Jesus was just a prophet. A supremely worthy prophet but just a prophet.
Jesus is known to us a Isa. Muslims do believe that Isa is not God or Lord, nor the son of God. Muslims do not believe that Isa is dead or was ever crucified. We believe that he was raised to heaven and is there, and will descend at the appointed time, end all wars, and bring peace to the world. Like Isa, Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is also a Prophet and Messenger. Muhammed (Peace be upon him) is the last Prophet, though, and there is none after him. Hence, Islam is the last religion, complete, with the Holy Qur'an as the unchanged and perfect word of God for over 1400 years, as God promised to preserve it till the last day for all of humankind, unlike sacred texts of other religions which have mulitple versions and are "revised" periodically. God, or Allah in Arabic, is Divine and Supreme Being and Creator.
So my friend I cannot say that I blaspheme Jesus' name when we state he was not the son of God. This is our faith. This beleif is required of us. What reference do you have that proves you are correct?
Luke 22:70. Does this mean you believe Jesus, or Isa as you call him, lied?
Also, if you do not believe Jesus was crucified, then that means that his disciples also lied by claiming He was. It also goes against the historical evidence that shows Christianity began with the events surrounding a crucifixion.
So if the Qur'an claims that Jesus is not divine, yet Jesus Himself showed that He was, then which one is true and why?
Also, do Muslims have any kind of assurance that they are saved?