With Holy Week week approaching we Christians always reflect on Jesus’ death and resurrection.
But today I want to look into the historical side of Jesus of Nazareth, particularly comparing the Jesus of the Bible and Historical documents to the Jesus or Isa of the Quran.
It is estimated that we have 30 independent sources written by 25 different authors from around the time Jesus walked the Earth. Which is a staggering amount for an ancient historical figure. Jesus’ death on the cross is part of history and can not truly be denied. Atheists, Christians and other religious (non-muslim) historians are in a consensus that Jesus died on the cross. To the point that Atheist historian and vocal Bible critic Bart Ehrman said, “One of the most certain facts of history is that Jesus was crucified on orders of the Roman prefect of Judea, Pontius Pilate.”
But what does the Quran say? The Quran says Jesus AKA Isa did not die on the cross but only someone of His likeness. The Quran which was written between 610-632 AD. Long after Jesus walked the Earth. There is no reason to believe a source that contradicts other documents that were written long after the original documents.
Jesus’ death on the cross is a historical fact. There is no evidence of someone else dying in His place.
We only have words written close to 600 years after Jesus walked the Earth.
No one died in Jesus’ place, Jesus died in our place.
Because we deserved death and hell, He saved us with His sacrifice.
Muhammad claimed an angel visited him with the truth, just like Joseph Smith the founder of Mormonism, just like several other religions that claim they have special knowledge about the truth of God. It is always an Angel with the message to contradict the Bible. Did these people make all this up or were they visited by someone or something? If so, then who or what?
Well I believe the Bible has that answer…
2 Corinthians 11:14 ESV: “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
There is the answer. Think about it, because we Christian’s believe Jesus defeated satan and the grave by dying on the cross and being resurrected, man wouldn’t it be convenient to the devil if he could convince people it never happened?
Don’t be deceived, follow the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Have a Blessed Week,
Really good post. In Galatians, Paul warns the church not to desert the Gospel preached, which is Jesus died and ressurected. The Galatians were being swayed by others who were perverting the Gospel at the time. Ironically, Paul says these exact words in Galatians 1:8 – even if an angel from heaven should preach another Gospel, let them be under God’s curse!
The death and ressurection of Christ is the ONLY Gospel that should be preached. ✨✨
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I like the way you pointed out that historical accounts had been written about Jesus. CS Lewis (I heard) came to Christ on the basis of the gospels being historical…and that was his profession- literature!! No wonder it was so impactful.
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