SOME Muslims love to make BASELESS CLAIMS.
One claim is that "Jesus Was a Muslim."
A Muslim, who uses the name Bom Bastic, even posted a list that seeks to show that Jesus was a Muslim. (see screen grab)
The Muslim gave 17 REASONS why Jesus was supposed to be a follower of ISLAM.
But ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING is NOT GIVEN. The MUSLIM FAILED to SHOW ONE STATEMENT of Jesus saying "I AM A MUSLIM."
I CHALLENGED the MUSLIM to SHOW ONE DECLARATION where JESUS SAID that HE WAS A MUSLIM.
The MUSLIM NEVER SHOWED ANY DECLARATION. WHY?
Because JESUS NEVER SAID that HE WAS A MUSLIM.
In our CONVERSATION, the MUSLIM pointed out certain items on his list where Jesus supposedly performed ACTS that MUSLIMS DO, like not eating pork and submitting to the will of God. The MUSLIM even said Jesus was CIRCUMCISED.
But again, Jesus DID NOT DO THOSE THINGS because He was a Muslim.
Jesus DID THOSE THINGS because HE WAS A JEW and an ISRAELITE.
TAKE NOTE, GOD HIMSELF COMMANDED those PRACTICES to the ISRAELITES--NOT TO MUSLIMS.
MUSLIMS ONLY COPIED those PRACTICES from the ISRAELITES. And now, MUSLIMS are CLAIMING THOSE PRACTICES as THEIR OWN.
ASK ANY MUSLIM if GOD APPEARED to ANY MUSLIM--like when GOD APPEARED to MOSES and the ISRAELITES--and PERSONALLY COMMANDED THEM to OBSERVE such PRACTICES.
MUSLIMS WILL HESITANTLY ADMIT that GOD NEVER APPEARED to ANY MUSLIM--NOT EVEN THEIR PROPHET--and PERSONALLY TOLD THEM to DO THOSE THINGS.
As GOD, it was JESUS who COMMANDED the ISRAELITES to OBSERVE those PRACTICES. And that was why, when GOD THE SON BECAME MAN HE ALSO DID THOSE THINGS.
JESUS was only being CONSISTENT with His being GOD and His BECOMING MAN as an ISRAELITE.
Sadly, MOST of the ITEMS which the MUSLIM INCLUDED in his LIST are OUTRIGHT LIES.
In No. 1, the MUSLIM said "Jesus believed in only one ALLAH (John 17:3).
That is a LIE.
JESUS NEVER BELIEVED in "ALLAH." JESUS NEVER CALLED to any "ALLAH."
In John 17:3, Jesus refers to GOD HIS FATHER. (read John 17:1-5)
In ISLAM, Muslims teach that "ALLAH" has NO SON. (Quran 23:91) So clearly, Jesus was NOT TALKING ABOUT ISLAM'S ALLAH in John 17:3.
Another LIE is in No. 17, where the Muslim said, "Jesus did not believe in redemption by his blood. (Matthew 5:17-20)
Read the verses and you will see that IT DOES NOT SHOW JESUS NOT BELIEVING in REDEMPTION BY HIS BLOOD.
The verses talk about FULFILLING the LAW and the PROPHETS, which INCLUDED JESUS SUFFERING, DYING and RISING AGAIN from the DEAD. (Matthew 12:40; 16:21; 17:23; 20:19)
In Matthew 26:28, Mark 14:24 and Luke 22:20, JESUS DECLARED that He was POURING HIS BLOOD FOR MANY "FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS."
This DECLARATION of JESUS PROVES that the MUSLIM CLAIM in No. 17 is a TOTAL LIE.
And then there are CLAIMS in the MUSLIM'S LIST which seeks to MISLEAD and DECEIVE the INNOCENT or the IGNORANT.
Item No. 11 says "Jesus fasted for more than a month (Matthew 4:2).
The MUSLIM wants to relate the FASTING of Jesus to the "ONE-MONTH FASTING" of Muslims during RAMADAN.
The FASTING of JESUS is TOTALLY DIFFERENT from the "FASTING" DONE by MUSLIMS.
JESUS FASTED for "40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS." (Matthew 4:2)
During RAMADAN, MUSLIMS DO NOT EAT DURING the DAY but EAT ALL THEY WANT AT NIGHT.
The FOOD that they DO NOT EAT during the DAY CAN BE EATEN AFTER the SUN SETS. THAT is NOT FASTING but ONLY A CHANGE in the SCHEDULE of WHEN TO EAT.
FASTING is NOT HAVING ANY FOOD the WHOLE DAY and NOT ONLY WHEN the SUN is UP.
So, the "FASTING" of MUSLIMS is TOTALLY DIFFERENT from the TRUE FASTING DONE by JESUS.
ANOTHER DECEPTION in the MUSLIM'S LIST is in No. 8: "Jesus Prayed with his face on the Ground (Matthew 26:39).
The MUSLIM wants to TRICK the INNOCENT or the IGNORANT that Jesus PRAYED in the SAME MANNER as MUSLIMS.
Matthew 26:39 says Jesus "FELL UPON HIS FACE." In Greek, "... epesen epi prosopon autou."
The Greek verb "epesen" means "HE FELL" (from the word PIPTO = to FALL) http://biblehub.com/greek/4098.htm
TO FALL entails FORCE. So, when Jesus prayed in Matthew 26:39, there was FORCE when HE FELL ON HIS FACE.
MUSLIMS DO NOT FALL on their FACES when they PRAY.
CONTRARY to what JESUS DID, MUSLIMS GENTLY SWAY FORWARD during prayer. (see picture)
THE CLEAR PROOF that MUSLIMS CANNOT SHOW ANY STATEMENT of JESUS that "I AM A MUSLIM" should be ENOUGH to BELIE the FALSE CLAIM that Jesus was a Muslim.
I SHOWED PROOF that the CLAIMS of MUSLIMS are BASED on LIES and DECEPTION only to OVERSTATE the FACT that JESUS was NEVER a MUSLIM.
Let us PRAY that MUSLIMS would STOP SPREADING this LIE and the OTHER LIES that THEY HAVE INVENTED.