is jesus the Son of God?

PREFACE
In the name of the Lord, The most Merciful and Beneficent.

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Jesus was a Prophet and one of those reformists who propagated that Allah is the one and only God whom alone men should worship. So do the Quran and the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) describe Jesus. Therefore it is obligatory on the Muslims to believe it.

Christians, who have faith in Jesus and believe him as the God and ‘the son of God’ as well, worship him as much. What exactly is the inference regarding the status of Jesus whom the two great religions of the world believe in? It is indeed our right and duty too, to analyse and discern the truth. It is especially so at such a juncture of the century when Christians are earnestly endeavouring to goad the Muslims to believe that Jesus is undoubtedly the ‘son of God’ by interpreting to their own end the various Quranic verses where Jesus is being eulogized by God.

A scrutiny of the Bible and the Quran without prejudice will convince even those with inadequate knowledge of the two great scriptures, that there cannot be a son of God.

While there are ample evidences leading to such a decisive conclusion, the Christian brethren who are misled by the clergy, believe in the theory of ‘Son of God’ thereby forgoing the chance to attain salvation in the hereafter.

By quoting freely from the Bible itself, I have brought to light the fact that Jesus is not the ‘Son of God’ but on the other hand he was one of the great Prophets of god.

 The Christian brethren who peruse this book unbiasedly without any like or dislike whatsoever, will certainly discern the truth that Jesus was a saintly Prophet of God. I do therefore hope and pray that they will no more consider him as God or ‘Son of God’ Amen!

 P. Zainul Abideen.

INTRODUCTION

 God is unique; He is eternally besought of all; He begets not nor is begotten; And there is none comparable unto Him. He is the creator of the entire universe; He who governs it. He is capable of creating and destroying as well. He is eternal; these are truths about God which are amenable to reason.

Contrary to this truth there are people who demean the attributes of God by ascribing to him wife, children, brothers and sisters, father in law, brother in law and all such relatives. Christians who claim to possess a gospel and believe that it contains eternal evidences have also  succumbed to such an imagery or myth. And they believe in the theory of ‘Son of God’ which contradicts the very teachings of the Bible.

 Before actually analysing their faith in Jesus being the ‘Son of God’ let us probe whether God is in need of a son or progeny.

GOD IS NOT IN NEED OF A SON

Progeny is indispensable only, to those who are destined to attain old age and infirmity. Those who cannot exist without food, clothes and shelter should beget progeny, so that they are provided with such essentialities in their old age.

 Man wants progeny because of his inherent weaknesses and necessities. If only he had been created with a guarantee that he would neither die nor attain old age he would not want progeny at all. He would not thrust any burden upon himself without benefit.

 Even while being fully convinced of the inevitability of death and old age, man does adopt birth control to restrict procreation to two children, even if entails abortion. His progeny is definitely of beneficence to man. Even when placed so advantageously, man does not want to have children more than a limited number. Will he then aspire to have children if he knows for certain that they will be of no benefit to him.

 Those who believe in God, do also believe that God is not susceptible to death. Nor do they believe that He will ever be fatigued. Yet they ascribe progeny to God!

Anyone with a proper knowledge of God cannot refute the fact that God is in no need of a son. A community which has been for ages nourishing a conviction that Jesus is the son of God, will not abandon their belief just because of these arguments. Therefore it is incumbent on me to analyse the reasons which form the basis for their belief and elucidate in order to bring them into the proper path. Evidences are to be brought forth from the same book which they believe to be the Gospel. This alone will enlighten them.

FOUR PARTS

 I have divided this book into four parts in order to analyse whether or not Jesus is the son of God.

a) The Lord himself has proclaimed Jesus as His son.

b) ‘Jesus and the Lord are one’ declares the Bible.

c) The Bible says that Jesus is God.

d) Jesus is born fatherless.

e) Jesus performed many miracles.

f) Jesus was filled with Holy Spirit.

 The above are some of the reasons based on which Christians believe Jesus to be God or the ‘Son of God’.

 In the first section, based on the same reasons, I have explained as to why one can not be said to be the ‘Son of God’. I have cited references from the Bible, tainted it is by men though, to support my arguments.

 In the Bible, certain attributes of God have been mentioned as also those of men. Some attributes of God do not befit Jesus whereas all those attributes without exception pertaining to man befit Jesus very well. In the second section, I shall ascertain this, of course with the aid of the Bible itself.

 Bible affirms in certain instances that Jesus is not the ‘Son of God’ Jesus himself has asserted that he is not the ‘Son of God’, in several places. Based on such evidences I shall prove in the third section that Jesus is not the ‘Son of God’.

 In the fourth and final section I shall falsify the propaganda by the Christians that the Quran too affirms that Jesus is the ‘Son of God’ I shall also demolish their arguments forthrightly and shall establish the true status of Jesus on purely Islamic basis.

PART ONE

1.WHY GOD SAYS JESUS IS MY SON?

 The Lord says ‘Jesus is my son’

Christians who believe and propagate that Jesus is the ‘Son of God’ cite the Biblical verse “Jesus is the Son of God” as the foremost authenticity for their belief.

 “And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”

(Matthew 3:17)

Christians cite this verse as the basis for their belief that Jesus is the ‘Son of God’. But then they fail to consider several other verses which refer to so many others too as the sons of God.

 Israel is my son, My first born” (Exodus 4:22)

This verse is more specific than the previous one. In the verse Matthew 3:17 the saying is reported to have come from heaven and not from the Lord. It could very well be the prank of the devil because in verses 4:8,9,10 of Matthew given below there is specific reference to the devil.

Again the devil took him upon an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and glory.  And he said to Him “All these things I will give you if you will fall down and worship me”. Then Jesus said to him “Away with you, satan”.

(Matthew 4:8,9,10)

 In the verse, regarding Israel, it is very specifically stated that it was the Lord who said it. Therefore logically it is Israel who deserves more consideration than Jesus to be claimed as the ‘Son of God’.

The list of ‘Son of God (?)’prolongs.

You are My Son Today I have begotten you”

(Psalm 2:7)

 This was addressed to David.

 “He (Solomon) shall be my Son and I will be his father” so said the Lord.

(I Chronicles 22:10)

 “I am a father to Israel and Ephraim is My first born”

(Jeremiah 31:9)

 “I will be his (Samuel’s) Father and he shall be my Son”

(II Samuel 7:14)

 “I will be his (David’s) Father and he shall be My Son”

(I Chronicle 17:13)

 Thus, some particular persons have been described as ‘Sons of God’ in the Bible. When there are so many ‘Sons of God’, to say that Jesus alone is the ‘Son of God’ is to contradict the teachings of the Bible. Actually it is not that some particular persons alone are said to be the ‘Sons of God’ but all men have been said to be the ‘Sons of God’ in the Bible.

“You are the Children of the LORD your God”

(Deuteronomy 14:1)

In all the above mentioned verses the phrase ‘Son of God’ has been used to denote not only Jesus but also some elites. Again it is not confined to elites alone but has been to denote even the common people. It is to be noted that the phrase ‘Son of God’ has not been used in the common convention sense of the word ‘Son’ but has been used to mean ‘slave of God’.

The fact that the true concept of ‘Son of God’ in the Bible differs form what the Christians have taken it to mean is clear from the following verses of the Bible.

“A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows. Is God in his holy habitation”

(Psalm 68:5)

Christians who address and beseech Jesus by virtue of his being referred to as ‘Son of God’ in the Bible, do not address and beseech others who have also been referred to as ‘Son of God’ in the Book. Why is it so? This question fails to elicit a response from the Christian world.    

Since the Lord is the father of the fatherless children, why don’t the Christians beseech the Sons of God who are in the refugee camp and those in the orphanages to help them.

Further, Jesus himself whom the Christians believe to be the ‘Son of God’ has in many instances referred to the people-good people-as ‘Sons of God’.

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly farther will also forgive you”

(Matthew 6:14,5.)

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called ‘Sons of God’

(Matthew 5:9)

“That you may be Sons of your Farther in heaven”

(Matthew 5:45)

“-……. How much more will your father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him”

(Matthew7:11)

“Do not call any one on earth your father, for one is your father. He who is in heaven.”

(Matthew 23:9)

“But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God”

(John 1:12)

“-…… and your reward will be great and you will be Sons of the highest”

(Luke 6:35)

“There since we are the offspring of God we ought not to think that Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone something shaped by art and man’s devising”

(Acts 17:29)

“The spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God”

(Romans 8:16)

“I will be a father to you and you shall be My Sins and daughters says the Lord Almighty”

(II Corinthians 6:18)

The Lord says that all the people are his children. Jesus too says so. The architect of the present day Bible Paul also says so. From these it should be inferred that the word ‘Sons’ has been used to denote righteous people. If the Christians are adamant in establishing that the word has been used in the conventional sense, then they should accept that all people are offspring of God.

Jesus has been referred to, in the Bible as ‘Son of God’. There are others too who have been similarly referred to as ‘Son of God’. How are we to discern this? There is no room for human wits. Discerning in the light of the Bible will alone amount to real reverence to the Bible. And the Christians will be truthful to the Bible only if they resort to this.

Are we to presume that the phrase, ‘Son of God’ means or refers to one who is begotten by God and to believe that such a person by virtue of being the Son of God has been elevated to Divinity. Does the phrase ‘Son of God’ means one begotten by God and hence God? Or does it denote one who submits to the will of God? This is exactly what the Christians are duty bound to probe. The phrase “Son of God” cannot be taken to mean the first sense, namely, offspring. Even the Christians themselves do not mean it where the phrase is used with regard to those other than Jesus in the Bible. It is therefore logical that the phrase be taken to convey the second sense. The Bible itself confirms it.

 “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for one is your father; He who is in heaven”

(Matthew 23:9)

Anybody who ponders over this, cannot assert that the word “father” has been used in the conventional sense of the word. If it does convey the conventional sense, nobody under the sun can call his own father who begot him as father as per this verse of the Bible. Hereby it is confirmed that the word ‘father’ has been used to mean God. Now replace the word ‘father’ by ‘God’ in the above mentioned verse and read it again. ‘Do not call anyone on earth your God. For one is your God. He who is in heaven; you will grasp the true sense fully.

If, on the other hand the word father is taken to mean the conventional sense, the verse as a whole convey no sense at all. In schools, government offices, voters list, ration cards, passports and wedding registers and in so many other records you are required to mention the name of your father. What would be the state of affairs if in such records the father’s name is mentioned as the one who is in heaven? Will the Christians who are ordained in the Bible “not to call any one on earth as father”, refrain from mentioning in such records the names of their fathers who begot them and mention the one who is in heaven? No doubt the Christians have to mention the name of their fathers who begot them. Do they then transgress the commandment of the Bible? Will the Christians dare say that it is not possible to live on the earth without transgressing the commandment of the Bible? No. They will definitely conclude that the word father has been used to mean ‘God’.

If the word father means creator then correspondingly the word ‘Son’ cannot but mean ‘the created’. So also when father means ‘God’; ‘Son’ could mean only ‘slave’.

If this simple fact the Christians could discern, they will not utter that Jesus is begotten by God and hence he is God. In support of this argument other evidences could very well be cited from the Bible itself.

The belief of the Christians that Jesus is God since he has been referred to as “Son of God” in the Bible, is a great absurdity. So says the Bible, the Christians so reverently hold and read.

 “I am the Lord your God………….             You shall have no other gods before Me”

(Exodus 20:2,3)

“…..... the Lord Himself is God; there is none other besides Him”

(Deuteronomy 4:35)

“Hear O Israel! The Lord our God; the Lord is the one”

(Deuteronomy 6:4)

These are some of the verses conveying the same sense.

What exactly does the saying of God “You shall have no other gods before Me” convey? There is no god whosoever other than Him. It is simple and clear. How do the Christians dare say contradicting this that Jesus is God?...

“And this is eternal life that they may know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
 I have glorified you on earth. I have finished the work you have given me to do”

(John 17:3,4)

The very same Jesus Christ whom Christians believe and worship as God has said, “I am not God”. This is an unambiguous statement by Jesus himself.

By the words “the only true God” he asserts that he is not God. “Jesus Christ whom you have sent” , so saying he affirms that he was only a prophet. The utterance “I have finished the work you have given me to do” goes to mean that he is duty bound to obey the ordainments of God. And by the words “I have finished” he ascertains that the task entrusted with him has been carried out accordingly. As such there is no need or use of people beseeching him.

To connote any meaning to ‘Son of God’ contrary to the proclamation of Jesus in the Bible “I am neither begotten by God nor God myself”, is to despise Jesus. Why do the Christians fail to realise this?

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him ‘You shall love the Lord, your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment”.

  (Matthew 22:36-38)

Do the Christians who have offered Jesus half of their heart, half of their soul and half of their mind, not feel that they have trespassed the first and great commandment? If their connotation of ‘Son of God’ is correct would Jesus have said this? (Ref. Matthews 22:36-38)

“I am God and there is no other, I am God and there is none like me”.

(Isaiah 46:9)

If the Lord has said “I am also God,” the Christians are of course justified in believing Jesus to be God. But what do the words in the verse Isaiah 46:9 above, appearing in the Bible which they read and chant, indicate? Don’t they emphatically assert that no one including Jesus other than the Lord is God? Does it not contradict the Bible itself, if the phrase ‘Son of God’ is connoted against the spirit of the Bible? Won’t the Christians realise this?

“But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the son, but only the father” (Mark 13:32) so said Jesus.

Won’t the Christians ponder over this teaching of Jesus? The above mentioned verse refutes the connotation of ‘Son of God’ as God by the Christians. Won’t they then discern the truth?

If Jesus is God, could he ever proclaim that day and hour is not known to him and that it is known only to the Father? Is there anything not known to God? Let the Christians think over.

And he said to her “what do you wish?” She said to him “Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on your right and the other on the left in your kingdom”

 (Matthew 20:21)

What was the answer of Jesus? He did not say that he would grant it. But Jesus answered and said”…. But to sit on my right hand and on my left is not mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father?

 (Matthews 20:23)

On the day when all would be summoned before God it is the special and unique privilege of the Lord to assign paradise or Hell. Jesus is not entitled to do it. This is what Jesus himself makes known for the Christians to discern the truth.

Even after Jesus proclaiming “I have no authority in the kingdom of God”, is it righteous on the part of the Christians to adhere to the wrong connotation of the phrase ‘Son of God’ and continue to worship and beseech Jesus?

“Now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise be honour and glory for ever, Amen”.

(1 Thimothy 1:17)

Eternity, immortality and invisibility are distinctive attributes of God says the New testament. How could then, Jesus who according to the Bible met with death and was physically visible while alive, be God? Will the Christians contemplate? “But go to my brethren and say to them “I am ascending to My father and your Father and to my God and your God”

(John 20:17)

Does this oration of Jesus not clearly indicate that clinging to Jesus is not the means to approach the Eternal Being and also what the real meaning of Father is?

What would be the reaction of Christians who have erroneously connoted ‘Son of God’ as God, to the Bible’s references to Jesus in several instances as ‘Man’ and ‘Son of a Man’?

“And Jesus said to him ‘Foxes have holes and birds of air have nests but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head”

(Matthews 8:20)

“But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins then He said to paralytic, “Arise take up your bed and go to your house”

 (Matthews 9:6)

“Now when the multitudes saw if they marvelled and glorified God who had given such power to men”

(Matthews 9:8)

“When Jesus came into the region of Caesania Phillipi, he asked his disciples saying “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

(Matthews 16:13)

“For the ‘Son of Man’ will come in the glory of his father with his angles and he will reward each according hid works”

(Matthews 16:27)

“Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them “the Son of Man” is about to be betrayed into the hand of men.

But I say to you that Elijah has come already and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Like wise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands”

(Matthews 17:22) 

“Now as they came down from the mountain Jesus commanded them saying “Tell the vision to no one until the son of Man is risen from the dead”

(Matthews 17:9)

“So Jesus said to them ‘Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel”.

(Matthews 19:28)

“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the Chief priests and to the Scribes and they will condemn him to death”

 (Matthews 20:18)

“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many”

(Matthews 20:28)

“For as the lightening comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man  be”

(Matthews 26:24)

Jesus said to him “It is as you said. Nevertheless I say to you hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the power and coming on the clouds of heaven”

(Matthews 26:64)

“Then he came to his disciples and said to them “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of the sinners”

(Matthews 26:45)

In all the above verses Jesus has referred to his own self as ‘Son of Man’. In other gospels too he has been referred to as such in many instances. There actually far in excess of these verses which denote Jesus as ‘Son of God’. If Jesus is actually the Son of God with Godhead why does he refer to his own self as ‘Son of Man’?

All these verses quoted above without exception indicate unambiguously that Jesus is neither God nor ‘Son of God’. They also go to prove that he did not possess Godhead. There are ever so many similar verses. They will of course be quoted at appropriate contexts. Therefore the phrase ‘Son of God’ wherever it appears should necessarily be connoted without contradicting these verses. If not it will naturally amount to gross transgression of the doctrine of the Bible.

If ‘Son of God’ is elucidated to mean one who is in total obedience to God, a righteous man surrendering himself to the will of God, it will definitely be in accordance with the verses of the Bible.

Which of these two, the Christians want to go for? Even after such elucidating evidences, if the Christians are adamant in taking ‘Son of God’ as ‘God’ they should eventually accept as such all those who have been referred to in the Bible as Sons of God. Factually the Christians who worship Jesus are also Sons of God, according to the Bible. Thus while they themselves are sons of God will they worship another Son of God? Whether they prefer the one or the other of the two connotations to “Son of God” with regard to Jesus, it is amply proved that they should neither worship nor beseech Jesus.

2. ONE WITHIN THE OTHER

Let  us analyse the other evidence Christians rely on to believe and worship Jesus as the only son of God.

“I and My father are one”

  (John 10:30)

The father and I am not different. I am the father; the father is me; Both have merged, one within the other, is the meaning of this. There fore Jesus is also God; this is the proof the Christians give. The verse ‘Do you not believe that I am in the father and the father in me’ 14:10 of John which gives the same meaning is also taken as an evidence.

Christians have misunderstood the phrase “I and the father are one’ as they have misunderstood the phrase ”Son of God”. The fact that the meaning they have adopted is wrong could be proved in the light of the Bible itself.

“At that you will know that I am in my father and you in me and I in you.”

  (John 14:20)

Why do the Christians who have misunderstood the saying of Jesus “I am in my father” to mean “Jesus and the father are one and the same”, fail to understand the saying of Jesus “you are in me and I am in you” in the same vein.

As Jesus has said “you are in me and I am in you”, mankind is not different from Jesus; so also Jesus is not different from mankind.

Mankind is Jesus; Jesus is Mankind. If Jesus is mankind; then it means that mankind is the father-God. Thus we wrong notions of the Christians not only makes Jesus God, but also makes the mankind God. Why is this blunder not realised by the Christians?

Listen to Jesus saying which is more clear, “that they all may be one, as you, Father, are in Me and I am in you; that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that you sent Me.

  (John 17:21)

Just as Jesus is within the God and God is within Jesus, Jesus also says that the whole of mankind is within these two. If so the entire mankind itself is also God. Why do the Christians then fail to understand this? Do they not believe in their own religion?

If the entire mankind is God what is the speciality in Jesus? When mankind itself is God how can their worship of any one other than their ownselves, could be justified? If this is pondered over, the real meaning of Jesus saying “I and the father are one” could easily be discerned.

It is universally common to say about two closely intimate friends to have become one. Nobody would take this to mean that they have become one person and one has merged into the other. On the other hand they will take it to mean only that the two are so intimately close.

The Bible itself gives room to understand it in this way.

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh”.

           (Genesis 2:24)

Just by saying that the husband and wife shall become one flesh, will they be considered to be one and the same person? Will the husband’s stomach be filled if the wife eats and will he thereby not require any food? Will the husband be able to answer the call of nature by deputing his wife to do it on his behalf? If the wife dies will the husband also be considered dead and buried? Never. So what does “become one flesh” mean? It only means that husband and wife are close and intimate. The closeness of the husband to his wife denotes a totally different meaning. Therefore to show their closeness, the husband and the wife are said to have become one flesh.

            “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.

            ‘And the two shall become one flesh’, so then they are no longer two, but one flesh”

(Mark 10:7, 8)

In this verse from the new testament the phrase “no longer two”  is given emphasis. In the case of Jesus such a phrase is not used. Naturally therefore the Christian world should understand the statements of Jesus as it understands this verse.

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3. THE ‘GOD JESUS’

The Christians who assume Godhead to Jesus and believe him as the son of God, cites from the Bible verses wherein Jesus has been referred to as ‘God’ as the basis for their belief. This also cannot be accepted as the Bible itself contradicts this somewhere else.

“Jesus answered them “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?

The Jews answered him saying, “For a good work we do not stone you, but for blasphemy and because you, being a Man make Yourself God”

Jesus answered them “Is it not written in your law ‘ I said “you are gods”?

“If He called them gods to whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken)”

(John 10:32-35)

Since Jesus, being a man called himself a god, the Jews planned to stone him. When Jesus answered the Jews, he said, “If he called them gods to whom the word of God came’. Here Jesus clarified that the word ‘god’ (With not a capital ‘G’) is used not to denote the God, but to show that they are the people who received the word of God.
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4. DOES ONE BECOME GOD BY VIRTUE OF BEING BORN WITHOUT A FATHER

Jesus, unlike other men, was born without father; therefore he was born to God; hence he is also God. This is the argument of the Christians.

This argument cannot be accepted by intellectuals. We also do agree that Jesus was born fatherless. The Christians by giving emphasis to the word ‘fatherless’ are elevating Jesus to the status of God. But why didn’t they give importance to the word ‘born’ at all?

What does the word ‘born’ exactly denote? I denotes that a man who was not existing till then has come into existence. Is it appropriate to say that God was not existing till then? Can one who was not existing for a  period become ‘God’? If God was not in existence even for a short period what would have happened to this world?

The phrase “born fatherless” itself denote that Jesus was not a God but a man. This is quite clear. In this phrase if the word ‘fatherless’ is given due emphasis, the fact Jesus was not a God could easily be inferred by the Christians themselves. The word ‘fatherless’ indicates that he was not born ‘motherless’. Further the Bible clearly states that he was born to a mother.

What are actually the attributes of God?

Can He have a mother and only not a father?

Are the Christians ready to proclaim that the Lord, the only God has a mother?

One cannot become a God just because he is fatherless.

The Bible itself agrees with this fact.

“The son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam the son of God”

(Luke 3:38)

If Jesus is God by virtue of having been born fatherless what about Adam who was born not only without a father and a mother but also without ever having been in the womb? Does he not fit to be a God? Why don’t the Christians believe Adam to be a God or ‘son of the God?’

Logically, Adam has every right to become a God, rather a better one than Jesus. Even then Christians have not taken him as a God. Does this not appear to be a very conspicuous contradiction?

“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in the place.

Then the rib while the Lord God had taken from man he made into a woman, and he brought her to the man”

(Genesis 2:21,22)

“Or how can one be pure who is born of a woman?”

(Job 25:4)

This verse says that Jesus who is born of a woman is not pure. But Adam and Eve are not having such a defect or disqualification. Adam and Eve are the only ones who are free from this impurity which is common to all other human beings. Therefore they are the ones who deserve more to be Gods than Jesus.

Do the Christian conscience not bothered? Are the Christians not behaving against the teachings of the Bible?

From what the Bible says about Melchizedek it is quite evident that he is more deserving to become a God. “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God who met Abraham returning from the Slaughter of the kings and blessed him”

(Hebrews 7:1)

Who is this Melchizedek who is so exalted as to bless Abraham? What is his genealogy? The Bible says:

“Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life but made like the son of God remains a priest continually.

Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils”

(Hebrews 7:3,4)

This Melchizedek was fatherless, motherless, and without a genealogy, and he had neither a beginning nor an end. And he was great, the Bible proclaims. He is not believed as a God by the Christians who have taken Jesus as God just because he was fatherless. Why is it so?

If anybody who is referred to in the Bible is to be believed as God-if it is allowed by the God- Melchizedek, has got all the qualities. When compared to him Jesus actually seems not to have so much of merits. Inspite of this the Christians do not take him as the son of God even. Why is it so? Most of the Christians do not know his name even.

God cannot have a son; nobody can possess the unique qualities of God. God is God and man is man. So concludes the conscience. This is exactly the reason why the Christians refuse to believe Adam, Eva and also Melchizedek as Gods.

But in the case of Jesus, a blind reverence has been imbibed in them by the misleading teachings of the priests and therefore they do not want or rather refuse to think over the matter.

If at all the Christians have implicit faith in the Bible, they should in accordance with its teachings believe these three persons as Gods greater in status than Jesus or alternately they should believe that there cannot be any God other than the Lord, the God. Instead if the Christians discriminate between these three, then we have to necessarily conclude that they have no faith in the Bible.`

5. IS IT POSSIBLE TO BECOME A GOD BY PERFORMING WONDERS.

Jesus had performed innumerous wonders which no man but God alone can perform. Because of this reason Christians take this an evidence to believe Jesus as the, son of God, incarnation of God, one who is divine and God. For various reasons this also cannot be accepted. This can be proved with evidence from the Bible itself.

Let us take for example the great miracle of resurrecting the dead by Jesus. If by virtue of having resurrected the dead, one can become God, there are several others according to the Bible who had , performed such miracles. By probing into the Bible thoroughly one can find Jesus to have performed only three miracles. But it can be found that three were others who had performed much more miracles than Jesus.

“Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah: and the soul of the child came back to him and he revived.”

(1 Kings 17:22)

“And he went up and lay on the child and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands he stretched himself out on the child and the flesh of the child  became warm, he returned and walked back and forth in the house and again went up and stretched himself and the child opened his eyes.”

(2 Kings 4:34,35)

Like Jesus, Elijah and Elisha have both performed miracles, the Bible says. Why do the Christians then refuse to believe them also as gods?

            In Ezekiel’s 37th chapter it is stated that the prophet Ezekiel had resurrected many thousands of bones. If Jesus who resurrected only 3 persons-whose bodies were intact-could become a god, Ezekiel who gave life to mere bones which were not in the shape of a body with flesh and that too in thousands should logically be a greater god. Why do the Christians then not accept him as a god? This is to be pondered over.

 “So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha he revived and stood on his feet”

(2 Kings 13:21)

Does this not look a grater miracle than that of Jesus to the Christians? If the bones of Elisha could resurrect the bones of others, Elisha should logically be a grater god than Jesus. So it is not rational to believe Jesus as God just because he resurrected the dead.

            These apart, there are others who have performed miracles grater than the other miracles of Jesus. The Bible reports that Jesus distributed five pieces of bread and two fishes to ever so many people. Let us look at the miracles of others.

“Then a man came from Boal Shalisha and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in knapsack, And he said “Give it to the people, that they may eat”

And his servant said “what? Shall I set this before one hundred men?” He said again, “Give it to the people that they may eat and have some leftover.

 So he set it before them and they ate and had some leftover, according to the word of the LORD”

(2 Kings 4:42-44)

Then she said “As the Lord your God lives I don’t have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin and a little of oil in a jar and see I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son that we may eat it and die.”

“And Elisha said to her “Do not fear, go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it and bring it to me; and afterward make same for yourself and your son.

“For thus says the Lord God of Israel. The bin of flour shall not be used up, not shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth. So he went away and did according to the word of Elisha and she and he and her household ate for many days.

The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elisha.”

(2 Kings 17:13 to 16)

“So Elisha said to her What shall I do for you? Tell me what do you have in the house? And she said your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil”.

Then he said “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbours – empty vessels, do not gather just a few”.

And when you have come in, you shall shut door behind you and your sons, then pour it into all those vessels and set aside the full ones.

So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her, and she poured it out.

Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel. “So the oil ceased.

(2 Kings 4:2-6)

The miracle of Jesus ended in one day. But the miracles of Elisha and Elijah lasted for many days. Actually the Christians should have worshipped Elisha and Elijah if miracles are the criterion to be God. What is the justification the Christians bring forward to worship Jesus alone leaving these two?

If Jesus is not God how was he able to work miracle? The answer for this question can be found within the Bible.

Jesus came as a prophet to convey the commandments of God to the people. Since he was a man, people refused to believe him as the prophet. To prove that he was the prophet, God had to sometimes work miracle through Jesus. Without the miracle it would not have been possible to prove him as the prophet. It is mainly for this reason Jesus worked some miracles. Nevertheless he could not work miracles at his will. Just like Jesus, other prophets too had to work miracles because of the same reason. We can find proof for this in the Bible.

“Now in the morning as He returned to the city, He was hungry.

And seeing a fig tree by the road He came to it and found nothing on it but leave and said to it “Let no fruit grow on you ever again and immediately the fig tree withered away.”

(Matthew 21:18,19)

What more proof is required than this to show that Jesus cannot be a God just because he worked a miracle and that he did not work a miracle of his own?

If Jesus is God because of the miracle he worked, how is that he was hungry? Can God be ever hungry? Will not the God know before hand whether or not there is fruit in the tree? Ignorance and disappointment are not the qualities of the God.

Fruit bearing or weathering of the fig tree is not the will of the tree itself. It is God who command it. If Jesus is a God it is he who should have made the tree fruitless. Why should he then curse the tree? Such an action amounts to cursing one’s own self.

Jesus did work miracles at times, but with the permission of God. The fact is that he was a man in all aspects. He was not free from the weaknesses of man namely hunger, ignorance, disappointment, irascibility. This is quite evident from the above incident narrated in the Bible.

Even if these are not taken seriously there is another aspect. If he is really a God, the tree should have become fruit bearing as soon as he approached it. But this did not happen. Jesus who provided food for the hungry villagers could not work a miracle to get food when he himself was hungry. Why is it so? Let he Christians think over.

 “The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening and he drank from the brook”.

(1 King 17:6)

It is natural that the fig tree bears fruit. But in the case of Jesus it has disappointed him and put him into trouble. It is the natural order that crow steels away food from others. Such crows contrary to their nature have brought food to Elijah. Which of the two phenomena, the Christians consider as a miracle? Who, among the two is more deserving to be God! This is a matter to be contemplated.

If Jesus had miraculously cured the lepers, there are others too who have done the same thing.

“And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying ‘Go and wash in the Jordan seven times and your flesh shall be restored to you and you shall be clean”.

(2 King 5:10)

So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.

(2 King 5:14)

Jesus of course restored sight to the blind. But then there are others too who have worked exactly the same.

“And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see. Then the lord opened the eyes of the young man “and he saw”

(2 King 6:17)

“So it was when they had come to Samaria, that Elisha said ‘Lord open the eyes of these man, that they may see’. And the lord opened their eyes and they saw, and they were, inside Samaria

(2 King 6:20)

Jesus walked on the water and crossed the river. Moses made the sea to make way for the Israelites to cross the sea.

‘So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

(Exodus 14:22)

 “…. And he (Elisha) made the iron float”

(2 King 6:6)

There is not a single on among the various miracles of Jesus which are cited to argue that he is a god, which was not brought by others before him. They have brought them more effectively too. If the Christians take all of them as gods, there could be justification for their belief in Jesus as a god.

“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear I judge; and my judgement is righteous because I do not seek my own will but the will of the Father who sent me”.

(John 5:30)

 “But if I cast out demons with the finger of God. Surely the kingdom of God has came upon you”

(Luke 11:20)

‘Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your names cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name.

And then I will declare to them ‘I never saw you: depart from me. You who practice lawlessness”

(Matthew 7:21,22,23)

All these are warnings from Jesus. Jesus says that he could not be a god just because he had worked miracles or because of other reasons. Those who call him a god, would be renounced by him. Jesus very clearly declared that there is no place for such people in paradise.

Further Jesus explained that all the miracles done by him were not out of his own will but were of God’s will. What more explanation and from whom do the Christians look for? Could they not discern the truth from this?

“Now he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.

And he marvelled because of their unbelief then he went about the villages in a circuit teaching”

(Mark 6:5,6)

What exactly is the inference from these verses? People had expected more miracles from Jesus. But he could not do anything other than curing some of the sick. It is because of this they disbelieved. If they had been satisfied with this miracle alone they would not have disbelieved. Their belief would have been strengthened. Since Jesus had done only one miracle out of the many they expected of him, it is clear that doing miracle is not in his power.

“Then some of the scribes and pharisees answered saying “Teacher we want to see a sign from you. But he answered and said to them “an evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the Prophet Jonah”

(Matthew 12:38,39)

Even when he was addressed with all reverence and requested to do a miracle he denies quite angrily. This does clearly indicate that doing miracle is not in his power.

Moreover when Jesus performed some miracles the contemporary people did not believe him as a god at all.

“Now when the multitude saw it, they marvelled and glorified God who had given such power to men”

(Matthew 9:8)

If Just who worked miracles had argued by virtue of his miracles that he was a god, people would have believed as such. Since he never argued so, they take him to be a man only. Therefore they marvelled and glorified that Lord God who gave power to such a man.

Just because a man works miracle he cannot be a god. Why? Those who work miracle need to necessarily be righteous ones.

This too has been said in the Bible very clearly.

“If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams and he gives you a sign or wonder of dreams and he gives you a sign or wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you saying “Let us go after other gods which you have not known and let us serve them you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him and keep His commandments and obey this voice and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him”

(Deuteronomy 13:1-4)

These verses which state that even those who are not prophets could work miracles and that we should serve the God alone with all our heart and soul, should actually be an eye opener to Christians. If they, fully aware of such commandments, strive to make Jesus a god, it tantamount to their disbelieving these verses.

“For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible even the elect”

(Matthew 24:24)

The Bible says that wonder could be wrought by not only righteous people but also by the evil ones. Therefore the fact that Jesus by virtue of working wonder alone cannot be a god, is established, beyond doubt. Even after this if anybody believes Jesus as a god, it is clear that he does not believe in the Bible and that he does not heed the teachings of Jesus.

6. IS RESURRECTION AFTER DAETH, A CRITERION TO BECOME A GOD?

Jesus was resurrected three days after crucifixion. This is one of the reasons for Christians to argue that Jesus is a god.

Though I don’t believe in this incident, I deal with it here on the basis of the Christian’s belief. There are two phenomena involved in the resurrection. One is death and the other is coming back to life. Should not the Christians who believe first in his death, probe into the Bible to know what it says about death?

The Bible affirms beyond doubt that one who is mortal cannot be a god.

“The soul who sins shall die”

(Ezekeil 18:20)

Whoever is born on the earth ultimately dies. Therefore all the men and women are sinners. God alone is immortal. Jesus died; therefore he had sinned. Hence he is not a god. Is this not made clear in the above verse. “But the Lord is the true God; he is living God and the everlasting king”

(Jeremiah 10:10)

God must live for ever perpetually. This is what this verse establishes. According to this statement of the Bible, Jesus who died is not everlasting. Therefore to believe that Jesus is god even after knowing this verse, is outright transgression of the Bible.

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither fails nor is weary.

God should neither be tired nor weary. How can then Jesus who met with death the extreme form of tiredness be a god?

“Now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible to God alone is wise, be honour and glory forever and ever Amen”

(1 Timothy 1:17)

When the Bible thus so clearly states the qualities of God how do the Christians dare to proclaim Jesus  who met with death as god?

‘Though Jesus died, he came back to life. Therefore he is god. When he lived on earth only he was a man. He became a god after resurrection’ I know that some of the Christians priests argue like this.

To believe that Jesus came to life after death and that he became a god after the resurrection is definitely wrong according to the Bible. Because after resurrection he did speak and he had very emphatically told that he was only a man. Let us read what he said.

“Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to my father, but go to my brethren and say to them ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God”.

(John 20:17)

Even after resurrection Jesus did not permit people to cling to him and he professed that there is only one God, whom he and they should serve. This is a very clear statement of Jesus to indicate that he did not become a god after resurrection as he was not even before.

“Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them and said to them ‘Peace to you’.

But they were terrified and frightened and supposed they had seen a spirit.

And he said to them ‘why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Behold my hands and My feet. That is I have flesh and bones as you see I have.

When he had said this he showed them his hands and feet.

But while they still did not believe for joy and marvel he said to them ‘have you any food here?’

So they gave Him a piece of boiled fish and some honeycomb.

And he took it and ate in their presence”.

(Luke 24:36-43)

The Bible states clearly what Jesus said after resurrection Jesus had flesh and bones after resurrection. God does not have them. Jesus had asked for food from others. This again is the quality of man. Even after resurrection he was hungry. He ate boiled fish and honeycomb. These are qualities which God should not and does not possess. Jesus was as much a man, without any traits of God what so ever, after resurrection as he was before it. This is what the above verse proves beyond doubt. Therefore the argument that Jesus became a god all of a sudden after resurrection does not hold water.

The Christians are obliged to think over this in another angle too. Jesus came to life after death and continued as such. Therefore he became a god. They argue. Is so, what about many others who according to the Bible, came to life after death? The Christians don’t believe them to be gods or sons of gods. Why? The Bible says:

“After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days Enoch were three hundred and sixty five years.

And Enoch walked with God and he was not for God took him:”

(Genesis 5:22 to 24)

“By faith Enoch was translated so that he did not see death, and was not found because God had translated him, for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God”

(Hebrews 11:5)

Jesus was raised after death by God only. Death cannot befall God. But Enoch was raised by God before death. Why don’t the Christians then believe Enoch to be a greater god than Jesus? Will they please explain?

“Then it happened as they continued on and talked that suddenly a chariot of the fire appeared with horses of fire and separated the two of them and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven”

(2 Kings 2:11)

Nobody was an eyewitness to Jesus being raised to heaven. But another prophet of God Elisha had been an eye witness when Elijah was taken alive by God. This is a very strong evidence. Therefore it is only fair that the Christians take Elijah to be a greater god than Jesus.

The Bible reports that Elijah, Elisha and several others had been raised to heaven by God while they were alive. There were others who were resurrected after death. These details in the Bible go only to prove beyond doubt that Jesus was neither a god, nor son of God and that he was only a man.

If the Christians do believe the Bible honestly and sincerely they should abandon their belief that Jesus is God and he is the son of God. They should turn towards the one and only God.

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7. IF FILLED WITH HOLY SPIRIT CAN MAN BECOME GOD?

‘Since Jesus was filled with Holy spirit, He is god-son of God-and possesses Godhead,’ argue the Christians.

Why don’t the Christians who elevate Jesus to the status of God because he was full of holy spirit, consider the case of ever so many persons who are said to have possessed Holy spirit in the Bible?

Listen to what the Bible says:

John baptised Jesus and was his guide. Regarding John the Bible says:

“For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the holy spirit even from his mother’s womb”

(Luke 1:15)

“Now his father Zakharias was filled with the holy spirit and prophesied…..”

(Luke 1:67)

These two verses state that Zakharias and his son John were filled with holy spirit. The Christians don’t believe them to be gods or god’s sons. Why is it so?

‘And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greetings of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the holy spirit.

(Luke 1:41)

John was filled with holy spirit; so also his father Zakharias and his mother Elizabeth. Is it fair and justifiable to forget and discriminate those who had been thus hereditarily filled with holy spirits?

John who was older than Jesus by six months and was his teacher too was never said to be their god by the Christians. Why?

“Then Jesus was led up by the spirit into wilderness to be tempted by the devil”

(Matthew 4:1)

Starting from this verse there are others too to say that the holy spirit had deserted Jesus and he was tempted by the devil.

“Then Jesus when he had been baptized, came up immediately from the water, and behold the heavens were opened to him and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him”

(Matthew 3:16)

According to this verse, Jesus was not filled with the holy spirit before he was baptized. But in the case of John, there was no such separation between him and the holy spirit.

Now who deserves to be the son of God?

Just see who are all the others filled with the holy spirit.

“For it is not you who speak, but the spirit of your Father who speaks in you”

(Matthew 10:20)

Are the disciples of Jesus who speak through the holy spirit in them, Gods?

Were Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus, and Peter who disbelieved Jesus, filled with holy spirit?

“And behold there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Suireou, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel and the holy spirit was upon him”

(Luke 2:25)

“And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the holy spirit who God has given to those who obey him”

(Acts 5:32)

“For he (Barnabas) was a good man full of the holy spirit and of faith”

(Acts 11:24)

“….. And they choose Stephan a man full of faith and the holy spirit and Philip, Prochorus, Nicavor, Tuinon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Artioch”

(Acts 6:5)

“That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the holy spirit who dwell in us”

(2 Timothy 1:14)

For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the holy spirit”

(2 Peter 1:21)

The Bible refers to countless persons thus filled with holy spirit. What is then the Justification to consider Jesus alone among those filled with holy spirit, as a god?

What exactly is the meaning of “Being filled with holy spirit?” Does it denote Godhead? Never of course. Those who surrender themselves to God and consider them as his true slaves are the ones said to be filled with the holy spirit. This can be discerned form the verse Acts 5:32 referred to above.

When those other than Jesus filled with holy spirit are considered to be righteous people, how do the Christians believe Jesus alone as god? What exactly is the basis for such a belief? Will the Christian brethren please clarify?

Actually to be frank, even if others filled with the holy spirit were said to be gods, Jesus cannot be considered so. There is evidence to this effect in the Bible.

“God cannot be tempted by evil”

(James 1:13)

This verse emphatically asserts that God can not be tempted by evil. But the Bible says that Jesus had been tempted by the devil several times. (Refer Matthew 4:1-10)

Though Jesus was filled with holy spirit he had been tempted by the devil. Actually God cannot be tempted by devil. Therefore is there any justification, even a mere trace of it, in believing Jesus as God? Please do think over.

Keeping aside a while the reverence and regard that have been imbibed from childhood, if the Bible believed to be gospel, is delved into unbiasedly, the conclusion could not be but that Jesus is neither god nor the son of God and the Fact that he was a righteous man would decisively be established.

PART TWO

The Bible does specify separate distinctive qualities for God and man. Any one of the qualities attributed to God does not befit Jesus. On the other hand all those qualities attributed to man do most suitably befit Jesus. This will be established through the Bible in this part of the book,

1. To Be Seen Is Not An Attribute Of God:

‘No one has seen God at any time’

  (John 1:18)

God can never be seen by any body at any time, says the Bible.

Jesus had been seen by thousands of people.

Even after resurrection he had been seen by the same people. Since many people had seen Jesus before death and after resurrection, it is established beyond doubt that Jesus cannot be a god or the son of God.

2. No Blood Or Flesh For God:

God should not have blood, Flesh or bone and he should only be in the form of spirit. So says the Bible while describing the qualities of God.

“God is spirit”

(John 4:24)

Does Jesus fulfil this quality? ‘No’ says the Bible emphatically. Through out his life Jesus was not a spirit but existed with flesh, skin, and bone. Even when he was crucified he was in that form. A spirit cannot be crucified. Wherever Jesus was referred to, he was described to have been crucified shedding blood. Even after resurrection he continued to be in this form and shape.

And he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and feet, that it is I  Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.

When he had said this he showed them his hands and his feet”

(Luke 24:38-40)

Even after resurrection Jesus had said that he was not a spirit but had flesh and bones. How can he then be believed to be a god?

3. Not Being Able To Assess A Man, Does Not Speak Of God:

“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord”

(Proverbs 17:15)

It does not speak of God to justify the wicked and condemn the just. Such an act is not liked by God. The Bible says Jesus was not free from such a trait.

But  he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, satan! You are an offence to me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men”.

(Matthew 16:23)

Peter was a disciple of Jesus. Jesus had judged him to be a satan, and one who is not mindful of the things of God but things of men. Jesus also declared that Peter would refute him three times. So say all the four gospels.

Just see the status of such a man described by Jesus himself as wicked is elevated by the very same Jesus.

“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you lose on earth will be loosed in heaven”

(Matthew 16:19)

When there were nine other disciples who were certainly better than Peter, is it worthy of a god to give the keys of kingdom of heaven to Peter without properly adjudging him. From this also it could be inferred beyond doubt that Jesus was not a god.

4. Not To Be Perpetual Is Not A Trait Of God:

God is perpetual without a beginning and an end.

“But the Lord shall endure forever”

(Psalm 9:7)

It is true that Jesus was not existing before his birth even if his resurrection was believed to be true. Three days between his death and resurrection he was non existent. Therefore the perpetuity is broken and hence the inference that Jesus was not a god.

5. To Be Slain Is Not Possible In The Case Of God:

God can never be killed by anybody. The Bible says that any one who is killed cannot be a god.

“Will you still say before him who slays you, ‘I am a god?’ But you shall be a man and not a god, with the hand of him who slays you”

(Ezekiel 28:9)

  One who is slain cannot but be a man. He can never be a god. Jesus had been slain. So he is not but a man.

“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree”.

(Acts 5:30)

When Jesus himself has very clearly shown that he is not a god as he was murdered, how can we say that he is a god.

6. No Affliction For God

No affliction can befall God. The Bible attributes to God the trait of delivering the human kind out of afflictions befalling them.

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers them out of them all”

(Psalm 34:19)

Contrary to this trait of God, Jesus had been afflicted many a times, and he had beseeched God to guard him against such afflictions.

“Now my soul is troubled and what shall I say? “Father, save me from this hour.”

(John 12:27)

“He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

(Matthew 26:39)

“Then they spat on in His face and beat Him and others struck Him with the palms of their hands.

(Matthew 26:67)

“And when they had bound Him they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor”.

(Matthew 27:2)

“Then he released Barabbas to them, and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus in to the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him.”

(Matthew 27:26-27)

“When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him saying “Hail king of the Jews!” Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him of the head.

(Matthew 27:29-30)

Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet.”

(Matthew 27:35)

“And about ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice saying “Eli, Eli, Lama sabachthani? That is My God My God, why have you forsaken Me?”

(Matthew 27:46)

From all these, is it not made clear that Jesus was not a god? Should the Christians not believe what the Bible prescribes as the attributes of God?

7. God Will Not Err:

The Bible attributes to God the quality of doing always good and never err in anything.

“Oh give thanks to the lord, for his good.”

(1 Chronicles 16:34)

Jesus himself has disowned such a quality in him.

“So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, that is God”.

(Mark 10:18)

8. God Is Beyond Ignorance:

God should not be ignorant of anything. He should be in the know of everything. Even what is hidden in the mind of mankind, He should know. So says the Bible.

“For You, only You know the hearts of all the sons of men.”

(1 Kings 8:39)

Leave alone knowing the hearts of human kind. Jesus was not knowing even what was very apparent.

And Jesus said, “who touched Me?”

(Luke 8:45)

“Now in the morning as he returned to the city, He was hungry.

And seeing a fig tree by the road, he came to it and found nothing on it but leaves”

(Matthew 21:18-19)

Jesus was not able to know this before reaching the tree.

“So Jesus said to them “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the son of man sits on the throne of his glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

(Matthew 19:28)  

At the time of saying this Jesus was not knowing that one among these twelve disciples of his will betray him.

“But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the son, but only the Father”.

(Mark 13:32)

Thus Jesus was not knowing many a things. If God is to save his devotees, it is essential that he should know everything. Is it logical to believe Jesus as God when he was not knowing who touched him? This is a food for thought.

9. God Never Sleeps:

“Behold, he who keeps Israel

Shall neither slumber nor sleep”:

(Psalm 121:4)

But Matthew says Jesus has slept.

“And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But he was asleep”.

(Matthew 8:24)

10. Can God Be A Sinner?

Jesus had prayed to God to save him from crucifixion,

(Please refer to Matthew 26:38-45, Mark 14:36, Luke 22:44)

Yet he was crucified.

“Now we know that God does not hear the sinners; But if anyone is a worshipper of God and does His will, he hears him”.

(John 9:31)

If the prayers of Jesus was not accepted by God what does it mean? Jesus had sinned; and he had not been good. This is what the above verse indicate.

11. Is God Addicted To Alcohol?

Drinking alcohol is vehemently condemned in the Bible. All the sins follow drinking liquor, says the Bible.

(Refer to Proverbs 23:29-35)

“The son of man came eating and drinking and they say “Look, a gluttonous man and a wine bibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.

(Matthew 11:19)

The Bible thus introduces Jesus as an addict to drinking. Leave alone believing Jesus as a God. As he was addicted to drinking which the, Bible condemns, can he be taken to be a righteous man as per the Bible teachings?

12. God Is Beyond Sins:

“So is he who goes in to his neighbour’s wife; whoever touches her shall not be innocent”

(Proverbs 6:29)

The Bible says that when a woman committed adultery, Jesus said “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first”.

(John 8:3-11)

No body in that community was free from adultery. Even the disciples of Jesus were no exemption. This verse though indirectly does point a finger at Jesus even. (Of course the author does not believe this)

Is this the criterion to be the son of God? If Jesus had not committed adultery he could atleast have inflicted the punishment as per the ordainment.

13. Can God Be Short-Tempered?

The Bible says “He who is slow to wrath has got great understanding, but he who is impulsive exalts folly”.

(Proverbs 14:29)

Jesus has violated this teaching of Bible on several occasions.

“Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things”.

  (Matthews 12:34)

“Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come”.

(Luke 3:7)

“An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign”.

(Matthew 12:39)

Same words appear in Matthew 16:4 too.

But He answered and said “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs”.

(Matthew 15:26)

“Serpents! Brood of vipers, How can you escape the condemnation of the hell?”

(Fether 24:33)

Jesus had uttered such unfair words and had obviously been impulsive. How can he be then spoken of as a God.

14. Can God Have A Bad Pedigree?

“One of the illegitimate birth shall not enter the congregation of the Lord”

(Deuteronomy 23:2)

An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter the congregation of the Lord”

(Deuteronomy 23:3)

The Bible which very emphatically states that illegitimate child shall not be close to God, describes Jesus as a descendent of an adulteress.

Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar”.

(Matthew 1:3)

Thus Tamar finds a place in the ancestor’s list of Jesus. She born a child to her father-in-law by illegitimate union, the Bible says. Her son Perez who was the illegitimate child finds a place in this list. The verses Genesis 38:13 to 29, describe the conduct of this family.

Further the same list says “David the King begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah”

(Matthew 1:6)

The list of heredity of Jesus continues from Solomon who was begotten by king David through his union with the wife of another man, as per the Bible,

‘Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab’

(Matthew 1:5)

Who is this Rahab found in the list of Jesus’s heredity?

‘So they went and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab and lodged there”.

(Joshua 2:1)

Jesus was a descendent of this harlot Rahab.

Boaz begot Obed by Ruth”

(Matthew 1:5)

Who is this Ruth, appearing in the same list.

The verses Ruth 1:4 and 4:10 describe Ruth as a harlot. Will God select his son from a family possessed of a quality which according to him should not enter his congregation. Considering the pedigree, the conduct and other weaknesses of Jesus, we cannot but come to a conclusion that he can not be a god. Even after such clarification if the Christians persist that Jesus is a God, then it tantamount to say that they disbelieve in all the verses of the Bible we cited above.

15. Thirst And Hunger Of God!

Jesus had approached people for food saying that he was hungry.

He said to them “have you any food here?”

So they gave him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. And He took it and ate it in their presence”.

(Luke 24:41,42,43)

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished that the scripture might be fulfilled, said,

“I thirst”

(John 19:28)

16. God Fear Not!

God is beyond fear, he need not fear any body. But Jesus had fear. He asked peter to pay the tax for him.

“And when they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said “Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?”

He said “Yes”. And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him saying “What do you think, simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their own sons or from strangers?”

Peter said to him, “From strangers.” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free”.

“Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth you will find a piece of money, take that and give it to them for Me and you”.

(Matthew 17:24 to 27)

When Jesus came to know that he would be caught up by the Jews, Jesus was afraid and sad.

“And he said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray” And he took Peter, James and John with him and he began to be troubled and deeply distressed. Then he said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful even to death. Stay here and watch”

(Mark 14:32 to 34)

“Then they took up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid himself”.

(John 8:59)

“Therefore they sought again to seize him but he escaped out of their hand”

(John 10:39)

From the above verses it could easily be discerned that Jesus was a man and not a god.

17. God Never Becomes Weary:

Jesus had become weary and complained of restlessness.

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the son of Man has nowhere to lay his head”

(Matthew 8:20)

18. Does God Have Gradual Growth?

“And she brought forth her first born son”

(Luke 2:7)

“And when eight days were completed for the circumcision”

(Luke 2:21)

“And the child grew”

(Luke 2:40)

“And when he was twelve years old”.

(Luke 2:42)

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and men”

(Luke 2:52)

All the qualities and weaknesses a common man normally possesses had been possessed by Jesus. Do these verses of the Bible not point out that Jesus had been given to weakness as an ordinary common man.

The weaknesses that should not be found in God, but found in Jesus, are:

19. Jesus Had Been Sorrowful And Distressed.

(John 13:33 to 35, Matthew 26:38)

20. Jesus Was Thirsty.

(19:28)

21. Jesus Ate Food

(Luke 24:42)

22. Jesus Was Afraid Of Mark.

(Mark 14:33)

23. Jesus Was Sorrowful

(Mark 14:34)

24. Jesus Was Tempted By Devil

(Matthew 4:1)

25. Jesus had deserted his teacher. When he came to know that his teacher John   who baptised had been kept under custody, Jesus did not take any effort to release him.

(Matthew 4:12)

26. Jesus Became Weary.

(Matthew 8:20)

27. Jesus Had Drunk Liquor.

(Matthew 11:19)

28. He was defecating.

(Matthew 15:17)

29. Jesus had fear, Fearing the wicked king he had paid the taxes.

(Matthew 17:27)

30. Jesus had scolded badly many a people.

(Matthew 23:33)

31. He had been circumcised.

(Luke 2:21)

32. He had been nursed with his mother’s breast.

(Luke 11:27)

33. He had laboured.

(Mark 6:3)

34. He grew as a man.

(Luke 2:40,42,52)

35. He had reported to have sinned.

(Matthew 3:13)

36. He had washed the feet of others.

(John 13:5)

 37. He had hid himself.

(John 8:59,10:39,11:54)

38. He had liked fragrant oil.

(Matthew 26:10,11,12)

39. He had been tortured; he was spat on the face, and he was knocked on the head.

(Matthew 26:67)

 40. He was scourged.

(Matthew 27:26)

41. He was worn a crown of thorns on his head.

(Matthew 27:29)

 42. He was stripped naked.

(Matthew 27:35)

43. He had cried out of pain.

(Matthew 27:46)

So, it is clear from these that Jesus did possess weaknesses commonly possessed by ordinary men.

Christians should actually not believe such a man with several weaknesses as a God. Is it wise to beseech for salvation of a man who could not save himself? Will God select such a weak man, as his son? If Jesus had really been the son of God would have he had such weaknesses?

The whole mankind will have to return to the God who created humans and Jesus, and to whom Jesus prayed and beseeched. For God alone is free or such weakness.

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PART THREE

Whether it is belief and trust in Jesus or the religious laws of Christianity they are all to be derived from the teachings of the Bible. Which the Christians believe to be the Gospel. All other beliefs and practices contrary to the teachings of the Bible are naturally to be summarily rejected.

Finally certain teachings which emphasise the truth of God being one and only one are brought forth. They are of course from the Bible.

All the evidences Christians rely on to establish that Jesus is god or son of God have been shown to be incorrect through the Bible itself.

Who is God? Has God bequeathed his sovereignty or authority to anybody? These questions are being answered in this part of the book. If it is carefully studied, it could be discerned beyond doubt that Jesus or anybody for that matter could neither be God nor son of God.

“Therefore know this day and consider it in your heart that the Lord himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other”

(Deuteronomy 4:39)

“Hear, o Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might and these words which I command today shall be in your heart;

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up”.

(Deuteronomy 6:4 to 7)

If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder and the sign or wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying let us go after other gods which you have not known, and let us serve them.

You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

You shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear Him and keep His commandments and obey His voice and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him”.

(Deuteronomy 13:1-4)

“And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.

But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul”.

(Deuteronomy 4:28,29)

These are the teachings about the unity of God found in Deuteronomy, the Christians believe to have been revealed to prophet Moses. If all these are rejected by the Christians what else are we to infer than to conclude that they don’t believe in the Bible? What is the answer they have if they are questioned in the Hereafter as to why they rejected these teachings? It is better be thought over.

“Thus says the Lord, the king of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of the hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God”

(Isaiah 44:6)

“Before Me there was no God formed, shall there be after me.

I, even I, am the Lord and beside me there is no Saviour. I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed and there was no foreign God among you”.

(Isaiah 43:10-12)

“For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who has established it, who did not create it in vain, who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord and there is no other”.

(Isaiah 45:18)

“They have no knowledge, who carry the wood of their carved image, and pray to a god that  cannot save.

“Tell and bring forth your case; yes let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, the Lord. And there is no other God besides Me, a just God and a saviour, there is none besides Me.

Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.

I have sworn by Myself; the word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath”.

(Isaiah 45:20-23)

“Those who make a graven image, all of them are useless, and their precious things shall not profit; they are their own witnesses; they neither see nor know, that they may be ashamed.

Who would form a God or cast a graven image that profits him nothing?

Surely all his companions would be ashamed; and the workmen, they are mere men”.

(Isaiah 44:9-11)

“I am the Lord, and there is no other, there is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me.

That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other”.

(Isaiah 45:5,6)

“Remember the former things of old for I am God and there is no other, I am God and there is none like Me.

Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done”.

(Isaiah 46:9,10)

All the above are what God said to the Prophet Isaiah.

Those who have carved images of the Cross Jesus and his mother and worship them all as gods, do reject these teaching of the Bible. How do they deserve to be called Christians? They have brushed aside the Bible and have accepted Trinity taught by their priests. Should they not be ashamed?

If the Christians do believe in the Bible there is no other way out for them than to turn towards monotheism which the Bible insists upon and embrace Islam which very emphatically preach it.

Let this doctrine professed in Deuteronomy and Isaiah be pondered over again and again.

There is only one God in the Heaven and the Earth. There is none like Him. This is to be remembered always at all stages and situations. Don’t be carried away by wonders and don’t take anybody as God. The statue of Jesus and the cross that the Christians worship are incapable of seeing or eating and smelling. There is no God before or after Him. He is the Saviour of all. You should kneel before Him only and none else. All these statements are very clear injunctions. Do they not shatter the Trinity which states about God, ‘son and Holy spirit’?

Should the Christians not ponder over all these and turn to the true path?

The Trinity invented by the Christian clergy is wholly wrong. Let me quote some of the verses from the Bible to show that there is absolutely no connection between Trinity and the Bible.

“Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourself moulded gods: I am the Lord your God”.

(Leviticus 19:4)

“You shall not make idol for yourselves neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God:”

(Leviticus 26:1)

These are the verses in Leviticus, the Christians believe to have been revealed to prophet Moses. These show unambiguously that the notion of the Christians about God is wrong.

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the Land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself any carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

You shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God”.

(Exodus 20:2,5)

“You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their works: But you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars.

So you shall serve the Lord your God”

(Exodus 23:24,25)

The Christians who worship the statues should realise that their actions are against the God who ordains them to break down the images. It is high time that they ponder over.

There are more evidences in the various versions emphasising monotheism.

“For the customs of the people are futile; for one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammer so that it will not topple.

They are upright like a palm tree and they cannot speak; they must be carried; because they cannot go by themselves.

Don’t be afraid of them for they cannot do evil nor can they do any good.

Inasmuch as there is none like You O Lord”.

(Jeremiah 10:3 to 6)

“Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord, nor are there any works like your works”

(Psalm 86:8)

“You alone are God”

(Psalm 86:10)

“For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord?  Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord?”

(Psalm 89:6,7)

“Who is like the Lord our God

Who dwells on high”.

(Psalm 113:5)

“Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like you”

(1 Kings 8:23)

These are some of the verses in the old testament. In the beginning the practice was to worship the Lord, the only God. The fact that the Cross, Jesus and Mary are all deities innovated by men, can be discerned from these verses.

Any Christian who firmly believe in the day of judgement with the Lord as the Supreme will never fall a prey to the doctrine of Trinity.

Let us see now the monotheistic professions in the new testament.

“Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, satan! For it is written “you shall worship the lord your God and him only you shall serve”.

(Matthew 4:10)

It is inferred from these words of Jesus that those who worship those other than the God are all satans.

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon”.

(Matthew 6:24)

While Jesus himself has said that no one can serve two masters, how do the Christians dare to serve two or three gods?

“Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day ‘Lord, Lord’, have you not prophesied in your name, cast down demons in your name and done many wonders in your name?

And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.

Therefore whoever hear these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:

and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and did it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

Now everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:

and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it fell. And great was its fall”.

(Matthew 7:21 to 27)

The Christians are to look into these teachings of Jesus which could be easily understood even by a stupid man. Do they not realize that they will not to be able to enter into the heaven by worshiping Jesus. Those who elevate Jesus to the position of God by claiming that he has made the blind to see, and the deaf to hear, have been warned by Jesus himself in advance that they are monsters and deceivers.

Worship the Lord, your God the only God and be secure as one who built the house on a rock. Don’t be stupid to worship Jesus and he insecure and fall into the abyss like the one who built his house on the sand.

The Christians should now realize that it was their parents and the priests who have led them into the wrong path by fallacious preaching about Jesus. Let them comprehend.

Jesus had admonished them about the priests. If the Christians understand this admonition they will keep away from such blind worshipping.

There are some other verses in the new testament which state that these priests are undoubtedly not trustworthy.

Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!

For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves”.

 (Matthew 23:15)

Does this verse not appear to the Christians as a warning about those who conduct meetings of good tidings?

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; For you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in”.

(Matthew 23:13)

Even after Jesus had told that there is no place in heaven for those who call him the Lord, these priests consider Jesus as god. Just reflect whether or not they are closing the doors of heaven.

“But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments.

They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues.

Greetings in the market places and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi’.

But you don’t be called Rabbi, for one is your Teacher, the Christ and you are all brethren.

Don’t call any one on earth your Father; for one is your Father, he who is in heaven.

And don’t be called teachers; for one is your teacher the Christ”.

(Matthew 23:5 to 10)

Though Jesus has prohibited anybody being called father, the priests have created a situation wherein they are addressed as fathers. Are the Christians trusting such people?

Jesus has ordained no to wear long cassocks and aspire for special reverence, but the priests have blatantly violated this, and the Christians are trusting such priests. What proof other than this do they require to know that the priests have shown them a path opposed to the very teachings of Jesus?

Let the Christians brush aside the guidance of these priests and turn towards the teachings of Jesus. Let us see what more Jesus has said.

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

(Matthew 24:36)

Does this saying of Jesus not induce you to worship the Lord, the only God?

“Then are of them, a lawyer asked him a question, testing him, saying ‘Teacher which is the great commandment in the law?’

Jesus said to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.

This is the first and great commandment”.

(Matthew 22:35 to 37)

Does this great commandment, have any effect on the Christians today? Having abandoned this first and great commandment, what is the basis on which they call themselves Christians?

“Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to him with her sons, Kneeling down asking something from him. And He said to her, “what do you wish?” She said to him, ‘grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on your right hand and the other on the left, in your kingdom.

But Jesus said, ‘you don’t know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They said to him ‘we are able’.

So He said to them ‘you will indeed drink my cup and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with but to sit on My right hand and on My left hand is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father”.

(Matthew 20:20 to 23)

Jesus came to teach his people to worship the only God. He did not come to argue that he was a god. That it was Jesus’s aim to teach that all sovereignty rests with the Lord, the only God, is amply revealed from this verse.

Where do the Christians stand even with such clear indications?

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice saying “Eli, Eli lama sabachthani?, that is ‘My god, My god why have you forsaken me?

(Matthew 27:46)  

Even at the time of death (?) if Jesus has called on God, what does it mean? Jesus cannot save his own self by himself and to save is God’s unique potency. This is clearly shown.

So far we have been analysing the teachings of Jesus as found in the gospel of Matthew. In the other gospels too Jesus is said to have preached such doctrines only. Let us see them also.

When Jesus was asked which was the first of all commandments, he answered that the Lord should be loved with all our heart, soul and mind. This was stated in the verses (Mark 12:29,30)

The verse Mark 15:34 gives the words uttered by Jesus at the time of death. They were ‘O My god, why have you forsaken me?’

The fact that the day and the hour could not be known by anybody other than the God is mentioned in the verse (Mark 13:32)

“He who sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him”.

(John 8:26)

“..... that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father taught me, I speak these things”.

(John 8:28)

“And if anyone hears my words and does not believe, I don’t judge him”

(John 12:47)

These are all facts mentioned in the four gospels of the new testament. It is well known that it was Paul who invented the doctrine of Trinity which is totally alien to these fats. He himself unknowingly accepted this truth.

He who is blessed and only potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords.

“Who alone has immortality dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see to whom be honour and everlasting power, Amen”.

 (1 Timothy 6:15,16)

No proof other than this is required to establish that Jesus is neither god nor son of God. Those who have real faith in the Bible can never believe the doctrine of ‘son of God’. It is possible only when the Bible is discarded.

Let me ask the Christians whether they are prepared, to brush aside the Bible, the commandments of the Lord and the teachings of Jesus to believe in the doctrine of Trinity, or to abandon the latter, to abide by the words of God and sayings of Jesus.

Jesus never said that he possesses Godhead nor claimed to be the son of God. On the other hand, he was a very righteous man fearing God and was a prophet of God preaching to the people the message of God. These were amply proved above by citing examples from the Bible itself.

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PART FOUR

Dear Christians brethren! Monotheism preached by Jesus has been totally abandoned because of the misleading preachings of your religious priests. And Jesus also has been so neglected as to make it appear that there is absolutely no relationship between Christianity and the Christ. You could have come to know this fact from what has been said so far in this book.

If so, where are we to look for the teachings of Jesus and how are we to follow them?

It is absolutely impossible to find in any of the various denominations in Christianity, to find monotheism preached and taught by Jesus.

“Eli, Eli Lama Sabachthani, Oh My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me”, These are words uttered by Jesus, the Bible says. This is very firmly believed and accepted. Jesus has, through these words, very clearly indicated that he was not God, and that he could not save him by himself and that everything would take place as per the will of the Creator.

This doctrine so emphatically revealed by Jesus even as he was breathing his last, has been totally abandoned by you. If you really and honestly wish to follow the monotheism Jesus held so devotedly, sincerely and firmly, the only possible way for you, is to embrace Islam.

It is true that the scripture of Islam, the noble Qur’an teaches the doctrine of Jesus very clearly. The Qur’an wipes out the blasphemy the Jews perpetrated on Jesus and his mother Mary.

The Qur’an while denying unequivocally the Godhead for Jesus, does speak out authentically his merits.

Just like Prophet Mohammed who was sent to convey the message of God to the people, Jesus also was a prophet, the Qur’an explains. Christian brethren! Some of the Qur’anic verses are presented here to induce you to think over.

“(They have incurred divine Displeasure) in that they broke their covenant; That they rejected the signs of Allah; that they slew the Messenger in defiance of right; that they said “our hearts are the wrappings;” Nay Allah hath set the seal on their hearts for their blasphemy and little is it they believe:

That they rejected Faith; that they uttered against Mary A grave false charge; 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. Only a likeness of that was shown to them.  

(Al Qur’an 4:155-157)

The Qur’an by declaring the charges Jews made against Mary, the mother of Jesus, as false and asserting that Jesus was not crucified but was raised by Allah, has rightly exalted both of them very deservedly.

“Behold! The angels said: O Mary! Allah giveth the Glad tidings of a word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.

He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity and he shall be (of the company) of the righteous.

She said ‘O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me? He said: “Even so; Allah createth what He willeth: when He hath decreed A matter, He but saith to it ‘Be’ and it is!

(Al Qur’an 3:45-47)

Islam agrees with the Bible’s statement that Jesus was born of God’s words. But at the same time it also very emphatically declares that Jesus is neither a God nor the son of God by sheer virtue of his birth.

“O people of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion; nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus, the son of Mary was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah, and His word which He bestowed on Mary and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His Messenger’s Say not “Three”: desist : It will be better for you: For Allah is one God: Glory be to Him: (Far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.

Christ disdaineth not to serve and worship Allah; nor do the angels, those nearest (to Allah), Those who disdain His worship and are arrogant, He will gather them all together unto Himself to (answer).

But to those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, he will give their (due) rewards and more out of His bounty; but those who are disdainful and arrogant he will punish with a grievous chastisement: Nor will they find Besides Allah, any to protect or help them.

(Al Qur’an 4:171-173)

These words exalts Jesus as a very righteous man and at the same time spell out that he had no Godhead.

“At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said “O Mary! Truly a strange thing has thou brought!

“O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste! But she pointed to the babe. They said: ‘How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle, He said, “I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet.

And He hath made me blessed where so ever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Zakat as long as I live.

(He hath made me) kind to my mother and not overbearing or unblest.

So peace is on me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again).

Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary. (It is) a statement of truth about which they vainly dispute. It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that he should beget a son. Glory be to him when he determines a matter He only says to it ‘Be’ and it is.

(Al Qur’an 19:27 to 35)

‘They disbelieve who say: Allah is one of three (In a Trinity:) for there is no god except one God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy) verily a grievous chastisement will befall the disbelievers among them.

Why turn they not to Allah and seek his forgiveness?

For Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Christ the son of Mary was no more than a Messenger; Many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food.

See how Allah doth make his signs clear to them. Yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth.

(Al Qur’an 5:73-75)

The Qur’an states the various merits graciously granted by Allah to Jesus, and also very categorically denies Godhead for Jesus though blessed he was. These few verses from the Qur’an are evidences to show that it is the Qur’an which affirms the truth which Jesus had been reported by the Bible to have propagated and which the Christian world has washed its hands off.

Though exalted were Jesus and various other prophets before him they cannot be elevated from manhood to Godhead, the Qur’an maintains till today. This is the doctrine Jesus was preaching.

They disbelieved indeed those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary says “Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His will were to destroy Christ, the son of Mary, his mother and all-everyone that is on the earth?

(Al Qur’an 5:17)

This does not mean that God will destroy Jesus and his mother. On the other hand what it denotes is that whether it is Jesus, or the prophets who came before him or Prophet Mohammed who came after him, they were all slaves of God and that they could not by themselves carry out any of God’s affairs. If God wills to destroy all of them together, nobody has the authority to prevent or question it; they have no power too.

The doctrine of Jesus and his propagation are fully, without any addition, deletion or multiplication described here in the Qur’an.

Dear Christian brethren! You are having implicit faith in Jesus being the savior in the world hereafter when you are to face the Creator. The Bible says ‘Not everyone who says to Me “Lord, Lord” shall enter the kingdom of heaven. But he who does the will of my Father in heaven’. This was cited in this book earlier. The very same truth is stated very clearly in the Qur’an.

And behold! Allah will say: “O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, ‘Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah’? he will say Glory to thee! Never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart, though I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden.

Never said I to them aught except what thou didst command me to say, to wit, ‘Worship Allah my Lord and your Lord’: and I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them. When Thou didst take me up Thou wast the watcher over them and Thou art a witness to all things”.

(Al Qur’an 5:114,117)

Dear Christian brethren! If you wish to enter into paradise…..

Accept Jesus as a righteous man and a prophet of God and nothing more or less. Don’t say that he is a God or the son of God.

Embrace the pure Islam which had for the past fourteen centuries upheld the teachings of Jesus and be successful in this world and in the hereafter.

By embracing Islam you will not be forgetting or disdaining Jesus. On the other hand you would be duly vpracticing his teachings in its pristine state. Let the Lord bless you with success in the Hereafter!

 Aameen.

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