23 Mar 2009

“Jesus – The Son of God?”

The divinity of Jesus is probably one of the most disputed discussions to ever have staged amongst mankind. It is quite obvious to say that Jesus is the link between two of the largest faith. Whilst the Muslims claim He (Jesus) is nothing more than a creation and Prophet of God born miraculously, the Christians however attribute divinity to him by an outrageous claim that He is the “Son of God”.

By claiming that Jesus is the “Son of God” it has led scores of people to accept Christianity as their belief but if one was to look at the Old and New Testament we would discover that the term “Son of God” was not only directed to Jesus but to others as well. Let us investigate the “divinely inspired books” that the Christians base their whole belief by.

In 2nd Samuel 8:13-14, God calls Prophet Soloman His son:

“He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of His kingdom forever. I will be His father and He shall be my Son.”

God allegedly called Israel (Prophet Jacob) His “son” when He instructed Moses to go to Pharaoh in Exodus 4:22-23

“And you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘thus says the Lord, Israel is my first born son,’ and I say to you, ‘Let my son go that He may serve me.’ ‘ “

God promises to make Prophet David His son in Psalms 89: 26-27

“He shall cry unto Me, ‘Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation,’ Also I will make Him my first born, higher than the Kings of the earth.”

In the book of Job 1:6 it is explicitly clear that God is referring to the Angels as “Sons of God”:

“Now there was a day when the “Sons of God” came to present themselves before the Lord, and satan also came among them.”

Many biblical scholars and experts may claim that the uniqueness in the case of Jesus is that He is the only begotten son of God whilst the others that are mentioned in the text are merely “sons of god”. The term begotten in Old English meant ‘to be fathered by’ and it was used to distinguish between Jesus, who was supposed to be the literal son from the figurative term implying that they are created. In Psalms 2:7 God is saying to Prophet David:

“I will tell the decree of the Lord: He said to me, ‘You are my son, today I have begotten you.’”

After investigating the bible it would seem quite obvious that Jesus is not the “Son of God” rather if we were to replace the term son with servant it would appear more precise and this opinion would be derived from not only the Old and New Testament but also from the most authenticated book in the world Al Qur’an।

A relevant question to be directed towards our Christian counterparts would be has Jesus ever affirmed that He is the “Son of God” literally? I say this because nowhere in the Gospel did Jesus address himself as the “Son of God” rather according to Luke 4:41 he actually detested being labeled the “Son of God”:

“And demons also came out of many, crying, ‘You are the Son of God!’ But he rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.”

Also in Luke 9:22 he repeatedly called himself the son of man which would mean opposing the attribute of being the “Son of God”. May God save us from the misguidance of Christians who are far from the original teachings of Jesus son of Mary.

It would come as a nail on the coffin for those who persist on attributing some sort of divinity to Jesus. It would be more appropriate to say that the phrase “son of God” is a substitute for the term “servant” instead of an actual “begotten son”, as we have established from the biblical texts that it would be foolish of the individual to use these texts after looking at it from a rational perspective. So, our advise to anyone who is contemplating about Christianity as an alternative in fulfilling their reverence instinct then do not become deluded into thinking that this is the path to salvation rather this is the path to Hellfire. Let us look to what the Qur’an says in regards to Jesus

He (Isa) said: “Verily, I am a slave of Allah, He has given me the scripture and made me a prophet”

Also Allah informs to us that Jesus said in the Qur’an in another place:

{Jesus said}”And verily, Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him (alone). That is the straight path.”

So look to Islaam as the alternative which is the actual path to salvation and the religion of all the Prophets.

Dear reader it is important to point out that the verses of the bible were only used to highlight the defection within it so no way do I give any credence to the bible as it is well known that it was distorted after the ascension of Jesus to the heavens.

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