By: Shannon Abulnasr © 2017 Dawahmaterials.com
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Christians teach that Jesus is God because he was raised back to life after 3 days. However, the Bible also states that others were raised from the dead. Jesus, as well as the others, were raised back to life (according to the Bible), by the will of God, not by Jesus himself.
1 Kings 17:22 “The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived.”
A boy was raised back from death by God.
2 Kings 4:34 “Then he got on the bed and lay on the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out on him, the boy's body grew warm.”
A boy was raised back from death.
2 Kings 13:21 “Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man's body into Elisha's tomb. When the body touched Elisha's bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.”
Elijah’s dead bones even raised someone back to life!
Should these people considered God also and worshipped because they too came back alive from death? Is this a criteria of who can be considered God and not? No.
As we know, the Bible teaches that Jesus died. God cannot die, because God is eternal, always existing. God is most powerful, and can’t be killed by his own creation.
Acts 2:32 “God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.”
Here it says that GOD gave Jesus life, and wasn’t done by Jesus himself. (Islam teaches that Jesus never died, and was lifted to God alive, saving him – just as God had promised to protect him from harm earlier, and heard and responded to his prayer for God to save him (See Matthew 27:46 ). If Jesus was God, he wouldn’t need saved by God, nor would he even be capable of dying in the first place. God does not die.
Romans 1:23 “and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.”
God is immortal, and even states that human beings are mortal, and Jesus was a human being, born from a human being, and is taught to have died in the Bible. Immortal means that one can’t be subject to death at all (it doesn’t mean can come ‘back’ to life.)
Romans 6:10 “For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.”
If Jesus is God, then this verse is stating that God died – can God die? Where is the need to die if you are an all-powerful god? He (Jesus) lives because God made him to exist and live.
Qur’an 3:55 “[Mention] when Allah said, "O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allah alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.”
Allah saved Jesus and raised him to heaven, because he had promised him that he would never allow harm to come to him, saving him from the torture and the crucifixion. Allah says that he (Allah) will be the judge. If we believe he was crucified, then that would have made God (Allah) a liar for not saving him.
Qur’an 2:255 “Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.”
Allah is eternal, always existing, and cannot die.
Qur’an 112:1-4 “Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.”
Allah states he is the only God, always existing – eternal, is not born, nor does he have children, and nothing is comparable to him.
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