People familiar with their bible would know that Enoch and Elijah are unique in that they never died a physical death on earth but rather were lifted
...And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
The same is echoed even in the Koran, where Enoch is known as Idris.
He was a man of truth (and sincerity), (and) a prophet: And We raised him to a lofty station.
We know that Elijah also was lifted up to heaven
"...and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven."
With Enoch and Elijah, the bible establishes the concept of a man being lifted up to heaven.
However, the Koran states that a third man, Jesus was also lifted up to heaven.
"That they said (in boast): 'We killed Christ Jesus The son of Mary, The Messenger of Allah.' But they killed him not, Nor crucified him, but so it
was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a
surety they killed him not. Nay, Allah raised him up Unto Himself; and Allah Is Exalted in Power, Wise. And there is none of the people of
the book (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (Jesus) Before his death; And on the Day of Judgment He (Jesus) will be a witness Against
Basically, those who tried to kill Jesus were fooled into thinking they did so... but in reality, Jesus was lifted up, like Enoch and Elijah before
he was captured/crucified.
The Islamic account of Jesus directly opposes the crucifixion story and has been a point of contention between Christians and Muslims. But what if the
bible actually supports Islams claim that Jesus was indeed lifted up and was saved from crucifixion?
Lets have a look-
During Jesus temptation, Satan suggests that Jesus jump off the highest point of the temple and quotes a scripture...
"He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
Satan used scripture to basically reassure Jesus that he would be lifted up by angels so that even his feet wont touch a stone on the ground below.
This establishes that Jesus was the subject of this particular psalm.
Jesus did not deny this scripture, but instead countered Satan by bringing up another scripture which said God should not be tested. With this we can
deduce that Jesus knew that the scripture Satan was quoting referred to him.
The scripture that Satan quoted was Psalm 91.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
I know for a fact that if Psalm 91 ended with "him" being crucified or given to his enemies, Christians would be waving it all around as final and
conclusive proof that this Psalm was a direct prophecy that Jesus would be crucifed. However, Psalm 91 ends in favor of the Islamic view that Jesus
was lifted up and saved...
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
The underlined part talks about him calling on God.. and God answering him by rescuing and protecting him
Now, we all know that Jesus did call
on God for "the cup to pass from him" moments before his arrest. So considering Psalm 91 pertains to Jesus, we can conclude the following about
-Jesus called on God
-God answered Jesus
-God rescued Jesus
-God protected Jesus
-God delivered Jesus
-no harm overtook Jesus
-no disaster came near Jesus
-God commanded his angels concerning Jesus to guard Jesus
-The angels lifted Jesus up
in their hands
-Jesus never struck his foot against the stones below
This confirms Islams teaching that Jesus was lifted up to heaven... and the part about his feet not touching the stones below indicates he could not
have been killed and buried.
All this of directly contradicts the account of Jesus crucifixion....And Psalm 91 shows us that Jesus was the third person after Enoch and Elijah to
be "lifted up" to heaven.
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