Originally posted by Akragon
reply to post by sHuRuLuNi
Im still not seeing anything he taught...
I see proclaimations, of signs and him being a prophet... and that he brought truth...
So let me ask you then... what was this truth he brought?
What was this "clear proof" some of those passages speak of?
What is the narrow path?
I think you are approaching the Qur'an from the wrong perspective - that of a Gospel or other biblical writings.
The Qur'an is not an account on the life of Jesus or of Muhammad, etc.
It is not something written by some author who then writes a biography about someone.
The Qur'an is also known as "The Criterion" (Al-Furkan) - meaning it is a "litmus test" for previous scriptures.
It is the direct Word of God - His DIRECT SPEECH, not something He "inspired" to someone, and then this someone wrote that in his own "way".
Being a Criterion - one of the main roles of the Qur'an is to correct the corruption and the changes that had been made to the previous scriptures.
You must understand this before we proceed.
So, every time the Qur'an mentions some previous Prophet or something related to them - it is not simply a mention "for fun" - it is always to bring
up something that had been changed in the scriptures about them.
So, every time the Qur'an mentions Jesus - it EMPHASIZES things that are relevant about him and which have apparently been distorted.
Jesus was the last messenger of God sent to the Jews and God revealed him the Gospel to be "The Criterion" - so Jesus came TO CORRECT the distortions
the Jews had made to the Torah. This is why he called the jewish priests "vipers" and "adulterous generation", etc. He criticized them because they
had changed and corrupted the Revelation of God.
So he was sent by God to correct this. They did not like his attitude at all. This is why they attempted to murder him. He was a "dorn" in they eye of
That is the "truth" he tought. He came to PURIFY the Teachings of Moses - to THROW OUT all the Junk they had inserted there - all the forgeries they
had made - all the changed they put there for their OWN personal needs.
The "clear proof" is the truth he brought which was backed by some of the mightiest miracles which God did through him. Yet, THEY STILL DID NOT
BELIEVE him and accused him of being a "magician".
They KNEW very well he was telling the truth - oh sure they did - but this truth was not "convenient" for them - because they had changed the Law to
suit their purposes and invented slanders and lies against God and against the Prophets.
THAT is the reason they wanted to kill him and not some imaginary tale about him claiming to be God or whatever - because no such thing can be even
backed by the Gospels themselves.
Now, when God revealed the Qur'an - it touched upon exactly these matters that were contested - it PURIFIED the teachings of Jesus - and showed what
he really taught - which was the same truth as all the prophets - on worshipping the One and only God (Jesus even says the Shema in the Gospels).
While Jews claimed that they KILLED Jesus - thus "boasting" that he was a false prophet (since according to the Bible the one that is hanged is cursed
- and since they "hanged" him he could not have possibly been the Messiah) - on the other hand - the followers of Paul and the like - argued that yes
they did kill him, but he was resurrected - it is Paul who for the first time brings the condition that Jesus HAD TO HAVE DIED and resurrected
otherwise their "faith would be in vain" - this was never taught by the disciples of Jesus.
And this is another matter which the Qur'an corrects - by certifying tha Jews indeed did not succeed to kill him - God is acquitting Jesus - and
confirming he was indeed His Messenger - while at the same time - by certifying that he was neither killed nor crucified - He nullifies tha tall tales
of Paul & Co. about Jesus being "more than human" etc.
You see, Qur'an has a subtle way to put emphasis on some things which have been grossly corrputed in the Bible.
So, for example - when the Bible talks about the Creation - it says "God RESTED on the seventh Day". As if God can get tired and needs rest?!
Such a blender is corrected in the Qur'an - here God also talks about the Creation - but look at the emphasis at the end of the verse:
And We did certainly create the heavens and earth and what is between them in six days, and there touched Us no weariness. - Qur'an,
At the first glance it is the same thing as in the Bible - so God says he created the universe in six days - but notice the emphasis in the last part
- this is a direct answer of God to the blasphemy which is to be found in the Creation story in the Bible.
The whole "paulian" blunder about Jesus being the "lamb" and that he had to "pay the price" for our sins - is
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