M03 – Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus?

One of history’s most important and controversial questions is: Who is Jesus? Was He a deceiver? Is He a prophet? Is He the Messiah? Is He the Son of God?
Christians claim that Jesus is the Son of God, but the Quran denies that God has a son…

Quran 19:35
Christians are ready to immediately object and defend the idea that God indeed has a son. But they don’t know what they are defending, and Muslims don’t know what they are denying. When Christians call Jesus the Son of God, many Muslims think that they mean that God also has a wife that God had intimate relations with and physically produced a son. But this is blasphemy both for Muslims and Christians alike (see Quran 5:116).
But the Quran says that David’s Psalms are inspired by God (21:105), what does it say about Jesus?

Psalm 2:2, 7
The Anointed = the Messiah. Is the Messiah the son of God according to the Zabur? (see also Prov 30:3-4)
The Quran says that an angel told Mary that she would be Jesus’ mother…

Quran 19:20-22
Was Mary a virgin when Jesus was born? (see also 21:91) Who was His father?
Muslims say He didn’t have one. But the Injil says something different…

Luke 1:31-35
Was Mary a virgin? (see also Matt 1:18-23) Whose son was Jesus according to the angel?
The Quran says that Christ’s disciples were “witnesses of truth” (3:52-53), what did they say of Jesus?

John 20:31
Who was Jesus according to His disciples? (Matt 14:33, Mark 1:1, John 1:49, 11:27, 1 John 5:20)
God Himself cannot lie. What did God say concerning Jesus, according to the Injil?

Matt 17:5
Whose son did God say that Jesus was? (Luke 3:21-22)
The Quran says that Jesus is God’s Messenger (5:46). What did Jesus say about Himself?

Matt 16:13-17
Who did people think that Jesus was? Who did Peter think Jesus was? Did Jesus confirm Peter’s belief? (John 3:16-17)
At His trial before the Jewish priests, Jesus reveals His true colors even more clearly…

Mark 14:61-62
Who did Jesus claim to be?
Even Jesus’ worst enemies knew who He was…

Mark 3:11-12
Who did the demons acknowledge Jesus as?
When we read these things we are faced with a decision…

1 Joh 5:9-10
Either we have to deny the Torah, the Zabur and the Injil, and call God a liar, or we have to accept that Jesus is for real the Son of God!
IE: C.S. Lewis trilemma: Liar, Lunatic or Lord.

May I ask you a personal question? Who do you say that Jesus is? Are you willing to accept him as the divine Son of God?