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Comparing Jesus with Muhammed from the Qur'an
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JESUS VERSUS MUHAMMAD
(Which is Greater in the Koran?)


According to Islam Muhammad is greater than and supercedes Jesus Christ, but what does the Koran actually teach about the person of Christ and the person of Muhammad?

Who Did Miracles?

The Koran teaches that Jesus Christ performed Miracles (Koran 3:49, 5:110).

But the Koran admits that Muhammad did no Miracle, but was a “Warner Only”  (Koran 27:92, 17:59).

Who is greater? The one who only warns men or the one who performs divine miracles?


Which Was Without Sin?

The Koran teaches that Jesus was righteous and without sin {Koran 3:45).

But the Koran teaches Muhammad sinned much and needed forgiveness (Koran 40:55, 47:19, 48:2).

Who is greater? The one who is sinless, or the sinner?


Who Was the Messiah?

The Koran teaches that Jesus is the Christ or Messiah, the anointed one [Koran 3:45]

Muhammad is never called the Christ or Messiah.

Which is greater ‘The Christ’ or the ‘Warner’?


Which Was Born of a Virgin?

The Koran teaches that Jesus was miraculously conceived in the Womb of Mary, without the aid of an human father (Koran 3:45-47)

While the Koran teaches that Muhammad was born of natural parents.

Which is greater, the Miraculous or the common?


Which One Did Allah Take to Heaven?

The Koran teaches that Jesus did not see death, but was raised to heaven and is very near Allah (Koran 4:157-158, 3:45),

While we know Muhammad is dead and his tomb is still with us today.

Which is greater, the living or the dead?


Clearly the Koran teaches that the person of Jesus is greater than Muhammad, even though the Koran gives more honor to Muhammad. I would ask any honest Muslim to consider these facts. If Jesus is all that the Koran says he is, why not read his words for yourself? They are contained in the Gospels [Matthew, Mark, Luke and John] of the Holy Bible, which the Koran admits to be inspired:

Koran 3:3  It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the Criterion (of judgement between right and wrong).

You do not have to worry about the words of Jesus being changed over the years. The New Testament, was written immediately following the time of Jesus. He died around A.D. 33, and the writing began between A.D. 45 and A.D. 55 and continued until around A.D. 90. All writing of the New Testament was done by eyewitnesses and contemporaries of Jesus. The New Testament is composed of 27 books, which are similar to chapters or Surahs. They were written in Greek, the written language of the Roman Empire in that day.

The New Testament circulated throughout the Middle East and southern Europe as individual books and as a collection of books. Again, great care was taken for errorless copying. Before A.D. 300, the Old Testament and the New Testament were assembled into one book, two copies of which are preserved in the two complete manuscripts that we have today, known as the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus. These manuscripts are written in Greek and compare identically with the thousands of portions available of even older manuscripts. The translations that we have today (in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, Swahili, Russian or any of more than 2,000 languages) must come directly from these ancient Greek manuscripts -- not from translations of translations -- in order to be considered accurate. Just as with a Xerox copy, the quality of the duplicate decreases when you make a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy. The clearest copies come from the original or a near original.

There are thousands of ancient manuscripts and you can compare them yourself and see that the words of Jesus have not changed. In the Gospels you will find that Jesus is truly Wonderful, and is more than you have ever imagined.


Jesus says to you: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30


                        
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