CHRIST – A CREATION OF GOD OR THE CREATOR?:
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
The Bible Answers :
CHRIST IS A CREATION:
Colossians 1:15 He is the Image of the invisible God, the first born over all creation
Not Only CHRIST but Adam and other humans are also image of the Invisible God according to the Bible
Genesis 1:27 NIV So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
The Christian scholars quote Genesis verses in Which ‘God’ Saying: “We” as a proof to say God is Plural or Trinity.
Such sayings (We, Us) are commonly used by head of the states and Kings when addressing their nation/Subjects!
If this claim of plural was true and logical, then in Genesis 1:27 it would be: “God Created Man in *Their*(“their ” is the indirect word of We) Own Image.
Genesis 9:6“Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.
Isaiah 42:1 “Here is my servant” , whom I uphold,
Christians say that Jesus is the second Adam. This contradict the Bible words, which says Jesus is the first born over All creations.
The Singular (Tawhid) God and His holy servant :
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus
Acts 4:27 . Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.
Acts 3:26 When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”
Acts 4:30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
This verse in Acts 4:30 refer to “Seeking the Intercession” (Waseela) of Christ, as a Mediator between Man and God (see Hebrews 12:24, 1 Timothy 2:5)!!!. It is not “In the Name of Jesus”, but through the Name of Jesus!
Christians try to argue that in Colossians , Paul is speaking about the deity of Christ!
But Paul’s own writings in 1 Timothy 1:17 and 6:16 dismiss such claims!
1 Timothy 1:17 NLT All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.
1 Timothy 6:16 He alone is immortal and dwells in unapproachable light. No one has ever seen Him, nor can anyone see Him. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
Hebrews 2:7 Speaking about Christ:“You made him a little lower than the angels; You crowned him with glory and honor”
While God is unchangeable in His Holiness and Wisdom
NOBODY CAN DO GREATER WORK THAN THE CREATOR:
John 14:12 NIV Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
This verse clearly prove that Christ is not God, as the context of the verse shows the works of his disciples after his ascension (after he is fully glorified according to Christian doctrine), but as a Matter of Fact and Truth, no one can ever do greater work than the Creator!. But Christ declares his followers can do greater work than those works he was doing while he was on the earth!
This proves that Islamic Spiritual (Sufi) explanation of the New Testament , about God and Christ is the most closest to the Truth. We are only clarifying Christian questions and arguments, which is “Why Muslims do not accept Jesus as the Church teach, but Believe in Christ as a Messenger and Servant of God!. We are not intending to fight or quarrel with people of other faith. But only aiming to proclaim our Faith and our views (whole context) of the books of the Bible.
CREATOR KNOWS THE HOUR, JESUS DO NOT KNOW THE HOUR:
Mark 13:32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
CHRIST IS THE SAME EVEN AFTER ASCENSION:
He is coming back as a human, as Son of man.
Hebrews 3:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
The Bible calls chosen servants of God (Such as Angels , Prophets, High Priests and so on) as Sons!. This is however, exclusively applied to Christ by Gentile converts and they imposed it in the scriptures and Churches as a New doctrine by Christianising their Old age beliefs of God , of having sons (i.e Zeus and Superusers). Greek New Testament is highly influenced by the Greek gentile doctrines, which were added to their New faith and Gentile Christianity emerged. If anybody require further explanation, by the Will of God, I may dive deep into this matter and compose an entire book instead of writing blog!
Peace be upon the Prophets and Messengers of Allah
Praise be to Allah Alone, the Lord of Worlds
Study Sufism and understand the Truth about God and Christ.