Do you say that Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes were Jews or Christians? Sura 2:140 asks. In Sura 3:67, he states that Abraham is neither Jewish nor Christian. The Koran explains they are all Muslims. Sura 3:52 notes this of Jesus and his disciples. The Jewish and Christian listeners could not tolerate his messages for this reason. The unasked question is -does the clear work of God with one Prophet or one group of people prove His work with another? These men thought not.
The Unbelievers say: “No apostle art thou….” Sura 13:43. What is the main problem? According to Sura 12:106, “And most of them believe not in Allah without associating (others as partners) with Him!” That is, they are Christians. Believing in a triune God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the Koran vehemently complains that there are not three gods and tells them to desist saying Trinity.
Nearly every Sura is replete with insults, denials and redefinitions of who Jesus is. Regardless of the subject, the Koran interrupts itself to state that God has no Son or that no one can intercede for another. The point of having a Savior is that a sinful person needs help to stand before the Almighty. The Bible promised a Savior who was instantly available, having died for our sins, forever alive to intercede for us. (I Jn.2:1) Mohammed denied it.
Carolyn James is a pen name for a writer who is passionate about her family, her faith, and apologetics.