THE MIRACLES OF JESUS
miracles attributed to Jesus Christ are use to 'prove' his
divinity. Yet the miracles which Jesus is reported to have
performed in the Bible have also been accomplished by other
people are also described in the same Bible
Any Holy Scripture should not contain contradictions. If there are two conflicting verses, either one can be true or both can be wrong.
Jesus is generally accepted as God according to John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Looking at the above verse, which is often cited to 'prove' the belief in trinity it, seems to indicate at least two Gods.
If this is the case then it contradicts other passages in the Bible: For example Deuteronomy 4:39 says: "... that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else "
And Deuteronomy 6:4: "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord"
Also in Isaiah 43:10-11: " ... that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviours";
Isaiah 44:6: "Thus saith the Lord ...I am the first and I am the last; and beside me there is no God'
Isaiah 45:18: "For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: l am the Lord and there is none else. "
Even from Isiah 45:18 alone we can conclude that God alone was the Creator and no one else, not even Jesus, participated in the creation.
All the above verses are in the Old Testament but the New Testament also has similar statements:
In Mark 12:29 we read what Jesus himself said: "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord."
I Corinthians 8:4: " ... we know that an idol is nothing in the world and that there is none other God but one."
(I Timothy 2:5): "For
there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus. " Look to the expression "the man Christ Jesus."
Now you can either say that John 1:1 is right and all these other verses are wrong, or the reverse.
Looking at all the verses it should not be difficult to judge!
Now let us see this from the Qur'anic point of view. The things which Jesus is reported to have said in the Bible correspond with what is mentioned several times in the Qur'an:
In Chapter 3:39: "Then the angels called to him (Zachariah) while he was standing in prayer in the chamber (saying: God gives you glad tidings of John (the Baptist) believing in a Word from God (Jesus, son of Mary), noble and chaste, a prophet, and one of the righteous. "
In the same Chapter 3, verse 45: "(Remember) when the angels said: "O Mary! Verily God gives you the glad tidings of a Word from Him, his name will be Messiah Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter, and of those who are near to God. "
In both verses of the Holy Qur'an Jesus is also called a Word from God, a Word coming from God or belonging to God, in correspondence with I Corinthians 3:23: "And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's. "
The mistake could have been in the translation of John 1.1, which was originally spoken in Aramaic then, translated into Greek. In the Greek language Theou is God, but Theou means God's see Greek dictionary, Greek Bible.
The difference is only one letter but the consequences of this mistranslation have had a devastating effect in producing misguided Christian belief.
Jesus is called the Word of God in both the Quran and the Bible. The reason is quite simple.
The creation of Jesus in the womb of Mary was not a normal reproductive process. It was the decree of God. Jesus was created by His will mentioned in Chapter 3:47: "She (Mary) said; 'O, my Lord! How shall l have a son when no man has touched me. ' He said: 'So (it will be), for God creates what He will. When He has decreed something, He says to it only "Be" and it is. "
However Christianity belief still considers Jesus to be God because he is filled with the Holy Spirit.
But other people are not considered divine just because they are also filled with the Holy Ghost: In Acts 11:24 it says: "For he (Barnabas) was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith; and much people was added unto the Lord ".
Other verses also mention people filled with the Holy Ghost and these people are not accepted as divine. See Acts 6:5; II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 1:1 4; I Corinthians 2:16; Luke 1:41.
It is true that the Bible says that Jesus was filled with the Holy Ghost while he was still in his mother's womb.
However, the same was also true with John the Baptist as written in Luke 1:13 &15: "But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. For he shall be great in the sight of the lord, and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb."
Other evidence which people give in favour of Jesus's deviant is that he could do miracles. On of the well-known miracles is that he fed five thousand people with only five loaves and two fishes.
Yet he same was done by Elisha and Elijah. Elisha fed a hundred people with twenty barley loaves and a few ears of corn II Kings 4:44: "So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the Lord."
Elisha secured the increase of a widow's oil and he said to her II Kings 4:7: "Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest. "
See also I Kings 1 7: 1 6: "And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he shake by Elijah."
AIso I Kings 17:6: "And the ravens brought him (Elijah) bread and flesh in the morning, bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook."
Jesus could heal leprosy and Elisha told Naaman who was a leper to wash in the Jordan river II Kings 5:14: "Then went he (Naaman) down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God (Elisha): and his flesh came again like unto a flesh of a little child, and he was clean".
Jesus could cause a blind man to see
again as did Elisha did in II Kings 6:17: "And Elisha
prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may
see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man: and he saw...
" Also in II Kings 6:20:
"And it came to pass, when the were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Lord open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the Lord opened their eyes and they saw and behold they were in the midst of Samaria."
Elisha was also told to cause blindness II Kings 6:18: "And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha."
Jesus, could raise the dead this can be compared with Elijah I Kings 17:22: "And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah: and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. "
Another verse to compare is II Kings 4:34: "And he Elisha went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands; and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. "
Even the dead bones of Elisha could restore a dead body to life by touching only: II Kings 13:21: "And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha and when the man they saw; and behold, was let down, and touched, the bones of Elisha he revived and stood up on his feet."
Jesus walked upon the water and Moses "And when they came stretched out his arms over down to him, Elisha prayed the sea (Exodus 1 4:22): "And the children of Israel Smite this people, I pray went into the midst of the thee, with blindness. And sea upon the dry ground and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. "
The devils were cast out by Jesus but Jesus him admitted that other people could do it as well: Matthew 12:27 and Luke 11:19: "And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges."
Also the disciples could cast out devils as Jesus said in Matthew 7:22: "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name: and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?"
Even false prophets would do wonders, as prophesied by Jesus himself Matthew 24:24: "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; in so much that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. "
It can be refuted that Elijah and Elisha did wonders through praying to God while Christ did all the miracles himself. This isn't really the case as the Bible clearly points out.
Jesus was only able to do the miracles with the grace of God, as he himself said in John 5:30:
"I can of mine own self do nothing... " And also in Luke 11:20: "But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the Kingdom of God is come upon you."
All miracles performed by Jesus had been done by previous prophets, disciples, and even unbelievers. On the other hand, Jesus could do no mighty work where there was unbelief:
Mark 6:5,6: "And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went around about the villages, teaching. "
Despite the testimony of the Bible the Church still promote the divinity of Christ saying that he was God and man.
But Jesus never claimed that.
But he had prophesied that people would worship him uselessly and will believe in doctrines not made by God but by men. This is observed by Matthew 15:9: "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. "
This doctrine of modern Christianity is made by the church. From Jesus' own sayings, recorded in the New Testament, it is clear that he never claimed divinity or identity to God:
"I do nothing of myself", John 8:28; "My Father is greater than I'; John 1 4:28; "The Lord our God is one Lord" Mark 1 2:29; "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Mark 1 5:34 "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit" Luke 23:46.
"But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father" Mark 1 3:32. Jesus was called prophet, teacher from God, His servant, Messiah, and later was escalated to Son of God, and then God himself.
Let us now use our reason: how can God be born by a mortal one as any other mortal?
Jesus slept while God never sleeps
Psalm 121:4: "Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall
neither slumber nor sleep." God should be powerful
but how could people spit on him, crucify him as alleged. How
could Jesus be God if he worshipped God as any other mortal? Luke
5:16: "And he withdrew himself into the wilderness,
Jesus was tempted by Satan for forty days Luke 4:1-13: but in James 1:13 is said: "..... For God cannot be tempted with evil.... " How can Jesus be God, then?
We do not have to accept it blindly because the Bible itself says that you have to seek proof: 1 Thessalonians 5:21: "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
The contradictions can sometimes be really confusing. This is why we cannot consider the Bible to be from God. . 1 Corinthians 14:33 says:
"For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all churches of the saints".
Doctrines made by men create