Why God Gave Christianity and Islam to Mankind
Interestingly, the Koran denies the deity of Christ Jesus and teaches that He was not God.
What does Islam and the Quran say about Jesus?
O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not "Trinity" : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs. (4:171,Yusif Ali)However, Christianity is a religion based on belief that Christ Jesus is God. How can this be possible that Both Christianity and Islam have been prevailing in parallel for more than 1300 years? And, have leaders of both the religions to solve this discrepancy in cooperation?
Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth! (5:575, Yusif Ali)
The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! (9:30, Yusif Ali)
It is time for Christians and Muslims to discuss this matter: Why do Christians believe that Christ Jesus is God while Muslims deny it, and why do not Muslims believe that Christ Jesus is God while Christians believe it?
And, what proof will Christians present to support their belief that Christ Jesus is God, and what proof will Muslims show to uphold their belief that Christ Jesus is not God? There must be hot discussions and contention between them. But they must address and solve this issue, since this is one of the most important issues for the mankind.
The answer is, however, in the truth we have to admit that God is almighty and God is the Lord of the mankind. He can make Christians believe that Christ Jesus is God and, at the same time, make Muslims believe that Christ is not God, since God is almighty and God is the Lord of the mankind. But, there remains another question: Why does God do so?
From the beginning, God could have shown himself as a mighty king or emperor leading a million troops to Judaists and Roman troops in Palestine in the first century but not as a son of a mere carpenter. Or Gould could have appeared as a mighty king or emperor leading a million troops to Muhammad and Arabs in the seventh century without using His angel to send His messages to Muhammad.
So, we have to think about why we have just such history as has ambiguous and non-conclusive incidents involving God, as seen in the cases of Christianity and Islam.
For example, there is the law of gravitation in the nature. Anyone can confirm it by dropping an apple or any other objects from his hand to the ground. We can confirm it that the law of gravitation works in the nature. But we cannot confirm existence of God in such a manner.
However, for Christians and Muslims to discuss why they have different views on Christ Jesus must be useful to deepen our faith in God, hopefully. Those without true face will not like such discussions and not be interested in it from the beginning. But those who really love God and true faith must want to address this issue.
Why did God give Christianity and Islam to the mankind, in addition to Judaism? This is the issue that the mankind must address in total cooperation.
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Mar 8:27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
Mar 8:28 And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.
Mar 8:29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.
Mar 8:30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.