Jesus in the Gospel

Introduction

This page is written in a way that is intended as information about Jesus (Isa) to Muslims. Please consult a Holy Bible or download your free Holy Bible and verify the following conclusions from the Taurah (Genesis), Zabur (Psalms) and the Injil (Gospel).

The Gospel confirms that Jesus was born of a virgin, he was faultless, he was taken to heaven by God and that he will come back again. According to the Gospel Jesus is more than a prophet. He is more than a person with extreme dignity, holiness and blessings. His importance for mankind is much more than a great healer of the sick.

Jesus’ defense that he is the Son of God

You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me (John 5:39).

The true subject of the Gospel is not a teaching or a philosophy, but a person: Jesus Christ. Jesus provides a basis for an immediate and intimate relation between you and God. This relationship serves as a source of certainty and confidence.

Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, I am God’s Son? (John 10:36).

When the Gospel speaks of Jesus being the Son of God, it does not infer that God and Mary had a biological son. This is blasphemy. This is not in the Gospel. Mary was a virgin (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35). Jesus is the Son of God, who existed from all eternity.

And no one knows who is the Son except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him (Luke 10:22).

God as Father is Lord of heaven and earth. By this exclusive claim as to the knowledge of the Father, Jesus asserts his own divinity. This verse suggests that the nature of Jesus is in accessible and that we can have no correct knowledge of God except through revelation. So we may have knowledge of Jesus, but we can not know him completely.

I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father (John 16:28).

What Jesus is saying here is that he was with the Father before being born. The Son of God entered our human dimensions by putting himself in human flesh and being born as a baby. So Jesus had a divine as well as a human nature.

He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth belongs to the earth, and of the earth he speaks; he who comes from heaven is above all. He bears witness to what he has seen and heard (John 3:31-32).

Jesus came from heaven in his divine person, not by change of place, but by assumption of human nature; which he took upon him, in order to do in it his Father’s will, and the work of our salvation.

No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known (John 1:18).

Jesus is in the bosom of the Father. God the Father’s voice was never heard, nor his shape seen by angels or men. The Father is invisible, and not to be seen with the eyes of the body; nor indeed with the eyes of understanding. so as to comprehend it; nor immediately. Man is not knowing any thing of God in a spiritual and saving way, but in and by Jesus. The only Son is the word that was with God in the beginning. The word ’only’ indicates that none other bears with Jesus a like relationship to God.

There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus: ’Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters - one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, ’This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him! ’When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. ’Get up,’ he said, ’Don’t be afraid.’ When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus (Matthew 17:2-8).

’He was transfigured before them’. That is, transformed, changed in form to reveal to the disciples his divine glory. Jesus’ did shine as the sun when he shines in his strength (Matthew 17:2). Spoken in the presence of the prophets Moses and Elijah, it gave Jesus that position which is a son has over servants. He is to be heared. His words have a position over those of the prophets. This is my beloved Son of the Father: listen to him. This is something of Jesus’ glory, as of the only begotten of the Father.

Jesus answered: ’I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’ (John 14:6).

Jesus is more than a great teacher, more than a great healer, more than a great prophet. Jesus is the Son of God and not one of the many ways to God, but the only way to God. Jesus is the way to all the blessings of God. Jesus is not only true, but truth itself. Jesus is the living way, in opposition to any other religion.

Jesus has risen indeed

The Lord has risen indeed (Luke 24:34).

While Mohammed and the other prophets are still in their graves today, Jesus has risen from the death, and is alive! Jesus rose from the dead, as he predicted and is the Savior of the world. So can we rise to a new and fuller life, leaving behind all internal conflict, anxiety and discontent. Jesus is alive, and he wants you to trust him and to know him. A door may represent an opening to a new phase of life or a possible new development. To enter something not-yet explored. The way to salvation is healing and wholeness. Jesus said: I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture (John 10:9).

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

This verse is a lesson in God’s love: God gave his only begotten Son to a sinful world. In Islam and every other religion, the salvation of mankind is based upon man’s good works and efforts. But God is both gracious as well as righteous. Because God is righteous, he can not simply overlook man’s sin. He must judge sin. You are a sinner. You can not remove your sins, because God is righteous. Since man had sinned, God’s law requires that he die. But God is also merciful. Jesus came to die in man’s place, so that man can be legally set free. Believe that Jesus died in your place because of your sins. If you believe on him as your crucified, buried and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and has his gift of eternal salvation by faith. To reject Jesus as Savior of the world brings the judgment of God. Knowing Jesus is the very best thing in this world.

I have come that they have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10).

Jesus came into this world in human nature, to give his flesh, his body, his whole human nature, soul and body, for the life of all. Through the life of Jesus, men have entered upon true civilization.

Jesus will help you

Jesus performed extraordinary miracles. Other persons in the Scripture also performed extraordinary miracles, but they worshipped and prayed to God. In reality God performed the miracles. And Jesus? Was the power he had really his own? To answer this question, first an impression of the power of the LORD, the Almighty God. There is none like him for his great power and strength, by which he has made the heavens and the earth (Genesis 2:4), and upholds them in their being:

O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as thou art, O LORD, with thy faithfulness round about thee? Thou dost rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, thou stillest them. (Psalm 89:8-9).

When its waves rise, the LORD stillest them. When the sea lifts up its waves, and both lift up their voice, and make a noise, and roar, the LORD hushes them, and makes them still and quiet,as a parent its child when it cries, or a master his scholars when they are noisy and tumultuous

But has Jesus the power to protect you in the new relationship with him? Is someone able to pluck you out of Jesus’ hand? Let us read the following verses:

They cried to the LORD in their trouble (Psalm 107:26-30).

They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight; they reeled and staggered like drunken men, and were at their wits’ end. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress; he made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they had quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.

They cried to Jesus in their trouble (Mark 4:37-5:1).

And a great storm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, ’Teacher, do you not care if we perish?’ And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ’Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, ’Why are you afraid ? Have you no faith?’ And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, ’Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him? They came to the other side of the sea.

We see that in the Gospel the disciples had the same problems as the situation in Psalm 107:27-29. The disciples cried to Jesus in their trouble. However, the disciples had no faith in Jesus, as sleeping, that he could deliver them. They had only some little faith in him. Jesus showed he is all-powerful: the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. So also the winds and waves, obey Jesus at his words (See also (Mark 1:27) and (Luke 17:6). Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? He can be no other than the mighty God, that the winds and the sea obey him: which can be said of no other, than the most high God: never was such a thing heard of, that the winds and the sea should be rebuked by a mere creature, and should obey. Jesus is not only all-powerful, he is also the source of all power and authority. That man must be infidel to relevation or brainwashed, that can read this account, and deny the truth of the event, and the situation, or believe that Jesus is truly and properly God, as the disciples did.

So, dear friend, I hope at the end of this page that you believe there is evidence that Jesus has power to help you. This may be also understood in an other sense: of the sea of this world with the bad figures of it, who are as the troubled sea, and cannot rest, sowing only hate and no love and blaspheming God. Particularly of tyrannical leaders and dictators, who are like the proud waters and raging waves of the sea. But Jesus is mightier than them, and can and does restrain their wrath and rage, so that his people have nothing to fear from them.

You too can know the truth and enjoy the same blessings Christians have and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32).

Come to Jesus, so we can rejoice with you.