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Submitted by farhat (United States), Mar 7, 2018 at 08:54

here is going to be a short answer to some of the questions above, as i have no time or space to respond in detail to all questions , lets begin :
1) Do any authentic Hadith's exist that say Jesus was not the Messiah (The annointed one)?
Please provide authentic Hadith.
Why would any hadith say he is not, Muslims believe Jesus to be the messiah.
2) Do any authentic Hadith's exist that say Jesus was not the promised lamb of God ?
Please provide authentic Hadith.
Both The Quran and Hadith speak about jesus / Issa a.s to be the messiah and a messenger of Allah swt, and that he was "never killed nor crucified", which would mean that he was never sent to be a sacrifice i.e "lamb of God".
3) Do any authentic Hadith's exist that say Jesus was not the promised redeemer of Sin ?
Please provide authentic Hadith.
The Islamic scripture is very clear about the role of the messiah jesus / Issa a.s, all prophets and messengers were sent to warn and to teach, and in that they teach their followers to repent and seek forgiveness, in fact the jesus in the bible it self never spoke of him self as a redeemer of sins.
4) Do any authentic Hadith's exist that say Jesus (Ruh-Allah) was not the person God was going to sacrifice as Abraham was going to sacrifice his son?
Muslims since the beginning believed that Abraham a.s was about to sacrifice his son Ismael a.s, and even if we said it was Isaaq a.s it would not be an issue for Muslims. In fact even the bible agrees. And if you look in the bible it states that "Abraham took his ONLY son isaaq" at no point of time was isaaq ever the ONLY son of Abraham which would mean Abraham was going to sacrifice Ismael a.s.
5) Muslims claim that Jesus was only sent for the lost sheep of Israel whereas Imam Mehdi is going to be the savior of the WHOLE WORLD. If this is true then what is the purpose of Jesus coming down with Imam Mehdi to begin with?
Jesus in the bible says "I was only sent to the lost sheep of Israel" and we Muslims do agree on that point, however, Muslims do not say "Mehdi is going to be the savior of the whole world" but he will have a certain mission and so will Jesus which will mainly be killing the Dajjal i.e the Anti-Christ.
6) Before Jesus came to the Jews, they already use to follow the Torah. Also they already believed in one God. Between Moses and Jesus lots of Prophets came to the Jews such as Aaron, Ezekiel, David, Solomon, Elijah, Elisha, Jonah, Zecharias & John. Hence before Jesus arrived, the Jews already believed in one God. The God of Abraham. What was so different that Jesus said because of which he was sentenced to crucifixion ?
Yes, it is true that between Moses a.s and Issa a.s were other prophets, like Zakaraiah a.s and Yahya a.s who is referred to in the bible as John the Baptist, but you have failed to mention that other prophets were rejected and prosecuted too, both the bible and the Quran speak about killing of prophets (Quran 3:21 and 2:87) (Matthew 23:37) (1 kings 18:13) and more. They even tried to kill Muhammad a.s, so jesus was no different.
as for the second part , i only will respond to 10 questions, as follows :
1) The ability to create: 6:102,15:86,22:73,16:20, 16:17, 3:49, 5:110.
Jesus / Issa a.s in Islam is a mighty messenger and the Messiah sent by Allah swt, he was given certain signs or miracles to present to his people; he did not perform them on his own but by the will of Allah. In fact even your bible agrees to this "I can of my own self do nothing" John 5:30, and "jesus a man approved by God with signs, miracles and wonders which God did through him" Acts 2:22, and "I by the finger of God cast out devils" luke 11:20 and "So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me." John 11:41-42. As for Muhammad a.s he performed many miracles and so has Moses a.s and other prophets, it was always by Allah's will.
2) Knowing what is hidden: 27:65, 6:59, 6:50, 3:49
For someone to claim to have read so much, you seem to have missed so much too. The verses you quote prove jesus to be nothing more than a messenger of God and he does the will of God as I have shown previously. Verse 3:49 keeps telling you "be-idhni Allah" meaning by the will/permission of Allah that he was able to do the things he did and say the things he said, Muhammad a.s have given many prophecies that have come true some as recent as the past few decades, that doesn't make him God but it only shows that he was given the knowledge much like jesus and any other prophet.
3) Healing the sick:
4) Giving life and death:
5) Giving sustenance:
And all the other points that you keep making regarding the "powers of jesus" and the lack there off to anyone else , which you want to use as proof that jesus is God from the Quran, well I hate to disappoint you but the Quran clearly states that who so ever says the messiah jesus son of mary is God has commited disbelieve, so keep trying to twist and tweek things according to you false understanding but it is clear without a shadow of a doubt that equating jesus with God is disbelieve.
6) Matchlessness:
Jesus being born from a virgin doesn't make him God, the fact that he was born proves he can not be God read Quran 112 "God does not beget nor was he begotten, and there is none like unto him". Adam a.s was blown into him from the spirit of Allah too like Jesus read Quran 15:29, and Quran 3:59. And Idris a.s was raised too 19:56-57 according to ibn Abbas r.a and abu saeed alkhudhry r.a both say he was take up to the 4th heaven, the bible says Elijah and Enoch were taken up (genesis 5:23-24) (2 kings2:11) Elijah would even return (malachi 4:5-6) . Jesus is no match to Melchizedek, who has no father and no mother, no beginning of time and no end!
7) Commanding authority:
Making reference to ibn-kathir's book doesn't help you because he himself confirms Jesus is not God nor the son of God nor is he divine in anyway, just read his interpretation of the Quran regarding the verses that speak about Jesus. Turning water into wine doesn't make Jesus God.
8) His throne over the waters:
Satan's throne is on water too, does that mean he is God? , Muslim scholars sometimes make reference to earlier text and may quote something from it but it doesn't mean they are in agreement with it.
9) Judge and Ruler:
Jesus returning as a judge will be on earth and he will implement Islamic sharia and judge by it, today we have many judges that does not make them Gods.
10) A grasp over all visions:
You cannot take an attribute of Allah in the Quran then apply it to Jesus based on the biblical teachings, you have to show from Islamic scripture where Jesus possessed these attributes in full meaning if you say the Quran says Allah is all seeing then you have to show where the Quran says jesus is too , you can't go to the bible and quote it saying so, as we don't believe the bible to be 100% authentic. Besides the same thing happened to Muhammad a.s when he walked pass his enemies and they did not see him.

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