A Comparison of three "Jesuses" and three "Mohammeds"

 

"Jesus answered: 'Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many." Mt 24:4-5 (NIV)

 

"I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, to that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough." 2 Cor 11:2-4 (NIV)

 

Category

Jesus in Liberalism

Jesus in the Bible

Jesus in (most of) Islam

Mohammed in Christianity

Mohammed (Qur'an and Hadiths)

Mohammed (non-Sharia Muslims)

Nature

Man

fully god & man

Man

Man

Birth

Usual, but illegitimate

virgin born, no sin nature

virgin born, sin did not touch.

Typical birth to 'Abdullah and Amina, around 570 A.D. in Mecca

Forerunner

Unclear

John the Baptist, son of Zechariah

None

Jesus allegedly prophesied about Mohammed's coming

Miracles

None, or perhaps a magician

Performed many miracles as an adult

Performed miracles as a child and as an adult

A false prophet, no miracles

Qur'an: Few miracles except writing the Qur'an, night journey, splitting moon

Hadiths: Many miracles, including determining who had bewitched him.

Adult

A sage or mystic, or revolutionary, or cult leader

The Messiah, had disciples. Word of God. Died for our sins, is God, accepted worship

The Messiah, had disciples. Word of God. A prophet whose words were lost

A false prophet who leads people to Hell

The greatest prophet.

 

The last prophet (Sunni)

 

2nd-to-last prophet (Shi'ite)

 

Part of God ('Alawite)

Personal Holiness

Unknown

Sinless

Jesus was sinless

Ordered assas-sination, divorce surprise attack, torture, allowed sex with captives

Mohammed asked forgiveness for his past and future sins

Mohammed was sinless like Jesus.

Family Life

Unknown

Single and celibate

Not mentioned

Had at least 16 wives and 2 concubines. While Sura 4:3 says men can have only 4 wives, Sura 33:50 made an exception for Mohammed

Death

Died; reason is obscure

Died on the cross for our sins

Appeared to be crucified. Ascended to Heaven

Died c.62 years old (6/7/632 A.D.) about a year after eating sheep poisoned by a Jewish woman whose tribe Mohammed had all the men killed.

Resur-rection

Probably did not

Physically raised

Definitely did not

No, he led many to Hell

No, Mohammed is in Paradise

Second Coming

Will not come

Yes, future return

No

Teaching preserved today?

Very little authentic is known

Yes, God preserved His words

Very little authentic is known

Satan gave much of his teaching

Allah preserved the words of this prophet alone without error

Role in the religion of the True God

What little we know is a good example for us

Must obey Jesus, one of the Three of the Trinity.

Allah only pre-served Allah's corrupted message.

Denied Father-hood of God, Jesus is God, Bible reliability

Must obey Qur'an. +Hadiths

   (Sunnis)

+Imam (Shi'ites)

Teachings unreasonable today are abrogated.

Note that Ahmaddiyas differ with many of the Muslim views of Jesus here. They believe he was not sinless, he was really crucified, but he was taken down alive and escaped to Kashmir.

 

Claimed to be Christ returned: Some claimed Gregori Rasputin, Jim Jones of Joneston (died 16 Nov 1978), Sun Myung Moon of the Unification church, Jacob Katsan (1977-), Guru Maharah Ji of the Divine Light mission, many Hindu and New Age gurus

Claim to the Jewish Messiah: Sabbatai Sevi.Zvi (17th century), Rabbi Schneerson of New York, probably Theudas in Acts 5:36

The Messiah, or Mahdi in Islamic religions: Imam al Husayn bin al-Kasim al-'Iyani (1010-1013 A.D.), First Fatimid caliph 'Obaidallah/'Ubaydullah (909-933/934 A.D.), The Bahaullah (Baha'is, 1817-1892), Husayn 'ali Nuri Baha', half-brother to the Baha'ullah, Sliman Murshad of Syria (1900-1949), Mahdists in Sudan, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1879, Ahmadiyya), many others

Claimed to be God: Lord Hakim (Druze worship him as visible God), Mohammed was worshipped as visible God by Muhammidiyya , 'Ali was divine according to the 'Ulyaniyya/'Alaya'iyya , 'Ali bin Abi Talib and Saliman al-Farisi long after their death are worshipped  by some 'Alawite sects. God existed in the form of all the prophets according to the Rizamiyya / Muslimiyya Shi'ite sect

 

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