Islam in the Bible – Verse of the Week

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5: 17-20)

 

In these verses, Jesus clearly proclaims that he has come with the mission of fulfilling the laws of the prophets, prophesising that nothing would pass from the law until it is all fulfilled. He was speaking to those whom the law had been revealed, so my question is what law, whose law? The law is the law of the Jews to whom Jesus was speaking, the sacred law revealed by God to Moses. Quite interestingly, the very first commandment of this law is: Thou shalt have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3). Jesus is saying in the above verses that he came to fulfill this law, confirming that God is God alone and we should place no one before him. Jesus himself followed the Law of Moses and was sent to fulfill it. Later in the verses, Jesus says that whosoever shall break even the least of these commandments, and teach others to do so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven. So any one who breaks the law and teaches others to do so is severely chastised by the mouth of Jesus and will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. Keep this in mind while reading the following words of Paul found in the Bible:

 

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Why do ye then serveth the law? (Galatians 3:11-13,19)

I find it very interesting that Paul who proclaimed himself an apostle, a bearer of the message of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, would teach a doctrine contradictory to that very same Gospel. The above verses speak volumes. We can see that Jesus Christ, son of the Virgin Mary, God’s own word made flesh, the promised Messiah of the Jews, the pure and sinless Prophet of God, was a caller to the oneness of God. He called that salvation lies in fulfilling the law, in worshiping God as he should be worshiped, to love your neighbor as yourself. These teachings are familiar to all Muslims, as they were taught to us in the Quran by Allah (God), the same God of Jesus Christ. These teachings were taught to us by Prophet Muhammad, the fulfillment of the comforter prophecy of Jesus. These teachings are familiar to Muslims because Jesus Christ himself was a Muslim, the Arabic word literally meaning one who submits himself to God alone, a fitting title for Jesus who lived his life according to this very definition. May God guide us to the truth.

11 Comments on “Islam in the Bible – Verse of the Week

  1. Christ of course was quite happy to be worshipped as God and was glad when his disciples recognised him as such (see Matthew 16). Of course God ALONE is to be glorified but this does not mean that God is not himself triune.

  2. Jesus was also of course not a Muslim. This is a nonsense. A Muslim is one who submits to Allah, who is not the same as the God of the Jews usually called Yahweh.

    • to:rene Greenwood
      if Joshua’s comments are misguided covince us how he was misguide

      to:Did not Jesus(pbuh) say: I submit to will of my Father.
      If he was God who was he submitting two?

  3. Beautiful MashaAllah!

    Indeed the correct way of understanding the real Islam is to refer to the Holy Quran as the basis for all knowledge and then understanding the Sunnah and Hadith in its light. Anything that cannot be linked back to the Quran cannot be declared an integral part of Islam. We must be very careful when we assume that something is or is not part of Islam. Allah has protected the Holy Book for this very purpose that no matter how much time passes the word of Allah remains pure and provides guidance to those who truly want to submit to his will and stay on course to becoming true Muslims.
    The values, injunctions, and the principles enshrined in the Book form the corner stone of the Islamic polity and the limits laid down by it provide the framework within which the laws of the Islamic State may be formulated. These principles, or limits, or framework, are immutable, but the statutes made by the State within these four corners are open to modification and change according to the needs of the times.

    The Qur’an is the last of the Divine Books, because Messenger-hood ended with Muhammad. No subsequent human opinion or pronouncement in matters of deen, therefore, can be recognized as authoritative; nor can any man-made law repugnant to the Qur’an be regarded as binding upon the Muslims. The Qur’an is a book of guidance for all mankind and transcends the barriers of time and space. The Islamic State is an instrument for the enforcement of the Laws and Injunctions embodied in the Qur’an.
    May Allah guide us and have mercy on us. Ameen.
    Abdul Momin
    http://www.quransunnat.com

  4. Here in Maryland at our mousques if you say jesus was not muslim you will be corrected very quickly, and when in the bible does it ever say, jesus said he was the son of god “never” it was the miracles jesus preformed through allah that made people start to call the Prophet Jesus PBUH the son of god,And every muslim knows that jesus will come back on the day of judgement and lead us against th non believers but Jesus will not change any of the rules the rules have been set in place and Jesus will follow the rules of the quaran, in other words Jesus Pbuh will reconfirm the rules sent from allah to the prophet Muhhamed PBUH.in fact the rise of jesus was never in the original bible until 2 to 300 years after Jesus was sent to Heaven. But anyway my main point is jesus was muslim the same as all of the prophets if he wasnt muslim why would there be a surah named after the Virgin Mother

  5. this message is for Yusha salam alakum my friend Momar told me that you came to our mouque,I wish i would have been there because me and you have alot in common as far as being raised methodist and converting to islam My allah watch over you and your family your words are reaching many people around the Annapolis area have your ever given a talk at The ISB if not I’m sure the brothers would love to have you there it is very inspiring to me to see that a white guy like me has done so much for islam becuase we are definatly a minority inchallah your words will reach more caucasions and all races will be party of islam so that we can help people to stop looking at color and start learning we are all brothers and sisters no matter what race or where we were born
    Salam

  6. I find it interesting that muslims never Discuss john’s gospel (chapter1, verse 1-4). these verse are talking about Jesus Christ. By the way jesus was not muslim. Islam only originated 700 AD, now how can jesus be Muslim?

    jesus is the incarnate figure of God, But no muslim will ever believe this because the spirit of doesn’t dwell in a muslim’s heart…this is not an insult to any muslim…I telling u guys that The holy spirit leads people to jesus only, to the Glory of god the Father…Amen

    mr. Ron

    princejames21@thepub.co.za

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