- Religion and Philosophy
Bible proves Jesus (PBUH) is not God
Islam is the only non-Christian faith, which makes it an Article of Faith to believe in Jesus (PBUH). No Muslim is a Muslim if he does not believe in Jesus (PBUH).
A person may ask, if both Muslims and Christians love and respect Jesus (PBUH), where exactly is the separation point? The major difference between Islam and Christianity is the Christians insistence on the supposed divinity of Christ (PBUH). A study of the Christian scriptures reveals that there is not a single unequivocal statement in the entire Bible where Jesus (PBUH) himself says, “I am God” or where he says, “Worship me”.
If Jesus (PBUH) was God then
1) Whom he used to worship?
…”Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Luke 5:16)
…”he (Jesus) fell with his face to the ground and prayed…” (Matthew 26:39)
“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” (From the NIV Bible, Luke 6:12)
2) And who was running this Universe before his Birth and after his Departure to Heaven up till now?
“I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me”. (John 5:30)
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord, but he sent me”. (John 8:42)
…”for the Father is greater than I.” (John 14:28)
“My Father is greater than all.” (John 10:29)
According to Bible:
1) God can’t be tempted.
2) Jesus (PBUH) was tempted.
3) And therefore Jesus (PBUH) can never be God.
For God is not subject to temptation to evil and he himself tempts no one. (James 1:13)
Then Jesus was led by the spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1)
Then the Devil took him up to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their magnificence. (Matthew 4:8)
“For there are three that bear record (witness) in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three ARE ONE.” (1 John 5:7). The Father=The Son=The Holy Ghost (Spirit).
Then the next verse 8 says: ” And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and thesethree agree IN ONE.” The Spirit (Holy Spirit), the Water (The Father) and the Blood (The Son). How would it be 3=1 and 3IN1 at the same time? It’s just completely different meaning.
3=1 means they are all in the same level, the same power, the same content (i.e. The water has 3 different mentalities liquid, solid and gas) and 3in1 is like 3 relative people carry the same family name but they are completely different people with different mentalities and personalities.
In addition, if we believe that God is 3, then why would we have one creation? For example if we ask 3 artists to draw a tree, each one will have his own style and way of drawing that tree according to his way of thinking, and if the 3 in one God are creating the creature, then each one of them will create it in a different way, even if they have the same aim, but they would create it in their own way!
Concept of Trinity:
The Bible does not support the Christian belief in trinity at all. One of the scribes once asked Jesus (PBUH) as to which was the first commandment of all, to which Jesus (PBUH) merely repeated what Moses (PBUH) had said earlier:
“Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adonai Ikhad.”
This is a Hebrew quotation, which means:
“Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.”
(The Bible, Mark 12:29) (The Bible, Deuteronomy 6:4)
Jesus (PBUH) was a Prophet and Servant sent by God:
“They were all filled with awe and praised God, “A great Prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.” This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.” (Luke 7:16-7)
“Ye men of Israel hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.” (The Bible, Acts 2:22)
“I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.” (John 13:16)
“…I have not come on my own; but he (God) sentme.” (John 8:42)
“… and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.” (John 14:24)
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus (PBUH) Christ, whom thou has sent.”(John 17:3)
Jesus (PBUH) was commanded by God Almighty:
“For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.” (John 8:38)
…”This command I (Jesus) received from my Father.” (John 10:18)
“…I cast out devils by the Spirit of God….”(Mathew 12:28)
“…I with the finger of God cast out devils….”(Luke 11:20)
Jesus (PBUH) Refuted even the Remotest Suggestion of his Divinity:
Consider the following incident mentioned in the Bible:
“And behold, one came and said unto him, ‘Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?’
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Mathew 19:16-17)
Jesus (PBUH) did not say that to have the eternal life of paradise, man should believe in him as Almighty God or worship him as God, or believe that Jesus (PBUH) would die for his sins. On the contrary he said that the path to salvation was through keeping the commandments.
Nothing is like God and he can Never be seen:
…”You have never heard his voice nor seen his form”… (John 5:37)
…”I am God, and there is none like me” (Isaiah 46:9)
“No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only”… (John 1:18)