Moslems preach and teach that Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) is not Elohim (God). They believe that Allah alone is God, that he never married and so had no Son. But what does the Koran teach about Yah'shua (or 'Isa as He is known in Arabic)? If He is not God, who is the Koranic Yah'shua (Jesus)?
Read the entire Koran, all 114 chapters, all 6,666 verses. You will be greatly surprised. The name of Islam's founder, Mohammed, is found in only 4 places. By contrast, 'Isa or Yah'shua (Jesus) is found in at least 25 places. The Koran therefore refers to Yah'shua (Jesus) 6 times more often than Islam's founder. Not only that, you will find no woman's name mentioned in the Koran except for one person, namely Maryam (in Arabic) or Mary (Miriam in Hebrew), the mother of Yah'shua (Jesus). There is no mention of Mohammed's mother's name, no mention of any of Mohammed's wives' names, no mention of any of Mohammed's children's names. Furthermore, an entire chapter in the Koran (#3) is entitled, 'The Family of Maryam' (also known as 'Al Imran), and another chapter (#19) is titled, 'Maryam'. So there are nearly two entire chapters in the Koran about Maryam (Mary) and her family.
The Koran reproduces the Roman Catholic doctrine that Mary was born without original sin, never committed a single sin in her life and was a virgin (#3:34ff.). The Koran also teaches that she went to heaven with her physical body (#50:23), also a Catholic doctrine (the so-called 'Assumption of Mary').
Though the Koran contains numerous false teachings about Yah'shua (Jesus), such as denying His Deity and Sonship, it also teaches some truths which contradict the former doctrines. Most importantly #3:45-55 teaches 10 important points about Him:
What does the Koran and Islam say about Mohammed, the founder of Islam? It says that:
- 1. He is directly called the Word of God (= Davar Elohim in Hebrew) (#3:45; 19:34 - also see 4:171; 7:157; 7:158; 19:22; 19:34; 112:3);
- 2. He is also called the Spirit of God (= Ruach Elohim in Hebrew);
- 3. He is called Jesus Christ (= Yah'shua the Messiah in Hebrew);
- 4. He spoke when He was 2 days old (not a biblical teaching);
- 5. He created a living bird by fashioning it out of clay and breathing life into it (borrowed from one or both apocryphal 'Infancy Gospels' written around 400 AD but not found in the Bible), which meant that the author of the Koran taught that Yah'shua (Jesus) could give chayim (life);
- 6. He cured a man born blind, a man afflicted with leprosy (as the New Testament teaches);
- 7. He gave chayim (life) to dead people (as the New Testament teaches);
- 8. He went to Heaven (as the New Testament teaches);
- 9. He is still alive (as the New Testament teaches); and
- 10. He will return again (as the New Testament teaches).
The difference between these two prophets (as Islam refers to them) is therefore enormous and it does not take a lot of brainwork to figure out from the Koran's own testimony that Yah'shua (Jesus) was a greater navi (prophet) than the founder of Islam.
- 1. He is not the Word of God;
- 2. He is not the Spirit of God;
- 3. He is never called the Messiah;
- 4. He never spoke when he was 2 days old;
- 5. He never created a living bird from mud;
- 6. He never cured any sick people;
- 7. He never raised any dead people;
- 8. He died;
- 9. He is not alive; and
- 10. He will not come back.
Here, then, is the key question that every Moslem must ask him- or herself:
The Koran teaches that Allah created the Universe through the Word. The second question that every Moslem must ask him- or herself therefore must be:
- A. HOW DID GOD CREATE THE UNIVERSE?
You see, the Koran says that 'Isa (Yah'shua, Jesus) is the 'Word of God' so a Moslem has only one of two responses he or she can give:
- B. IS THE 'WORD OF GOD' THE CREATOR OR THE CREATION?
Here is the Moslem's dilemma: He can neither say that the Word is Creator (or he will have to admit that 'Isa/Yah'shua/Jesus is the Divine Son of God and Creator) nor that the Word is Creation otherwise he will be talking nonsense because how can the Word create itself? If he says that the Word is neither the Creator nor the Creation then he is denying the Koran's own witness.
- i. If the 'Word of God' is Creator, then the Moslem is forced to declare that 'Isa (Yah'shua, Jesus) is the Creator - then Moslems must become Believers (Christians/Messianics); or
- ii. If the 'Word of God' is Creation, then the Moslem is trapped by the internal contradiction of the Koran because he (or she) has already declared (according to the Koran) that everything was created by the Word. If the Word is the creation, how did God create the Word?
Faced with this dilemma, the Moslem will typically demand to know who God's wife is, since a Son must have both a Father and a Mother. There are two ways that this question can be answered.
Firstly (from the Moslem perspective), since the Koran says that Allah can see without eyes, talk without a tongue and hear without ears, it could be argued that God had a Son without a Wife. However, from a biblical perspective, we need not resort to this kind of 'logic' because the Bible shows that the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) is female, requiring only a simple mathematical equation to solve the problem:
Solve for 'X'.
Ironically, the original Allah of the pre-Islamic Arabs is known to have been the pagan moon-god and was married to the pagan Arab sun-goddess through whom he had three daughters, Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat (see Article #2 below). Only later did the founder of Islam streamline the original pagan polytheism by removing the sun-goddess and their three daughters.
If the Koran says that 'Isa (Yah'shua, Jesus) is still alive and that Mohammed is dead, who, then, should the reader of the Koran accept? The Koran says of itself:
So if you have any doubts about the Koran, then what are you commanded to do in this chapter (#10), called Yunus or 'Job'? Go to the Bible and those who recite it! As you will see from this article and this website (and others listed), there are numerous reasons to doubt the Koran. So go the Bible and a Bible teacher where, according to the Koran, you will get your doubts sorted out.
"So if thou art in doubt concerning that which We have sent down unto thee, ask those who recite the Book (the Torah and the Injil/Gospel) before thee. The truth has certainly come unto three from the Lord. So do not be among the doubters" (#10:94 - The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary, Ed. Seyyed Hossein Nasr).
Please note well that the Koran is telling you that the Bible that existed at the time this chapter was written was reliable and uncorrupted otherwise Allah would not have told the doubter to consult it for spiritual resolution.
If, as a Moslem, you have (almost certainly) been told by other Moslems that the Bible has been corrupted and is therefore unreliable, then this verse in the Koran (amongst others) proves the opposite to be true. Should you trust a false witness? You can safely go to a Bible (and to those who know it well) which will agree with Bible editions that were around at the time of the writing of the Koran. Then you can resolve those contradictions, such as have been shown in this introduction that ought to cause doubt.
May Yahweh, the Elohim (God) of the Bible, through Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), the Creator-Davar Elohim or Word of God, bless your search and lead you into all emet (truth). The Koran says you can safely do so.