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Submitted by Joe (United States), Mar 1, 2006 at 13:44

The Qur'an denies the divine nature of Jesus Christ, and denies the eschatalogical function of Jesus Christ, therefore denying him as the Messianic figure.

Yet, the Qur'an acknowledges the virgin Mary's birth, but denies that God took part. The fact is, Muhummad didn't get the facts straight. How could Mary be a virgin, as acknowleged in the Qur'an, if no one impregnated her and she had no supernatural powers? In fact, translations of the Qur'an state that God could not have a son, "for who would be His mate?", or that "God is above such things". If this is true, then how did a virgin birth occur if not by the miracle of God? The fact is, Muhummad took the conception literally as if God held intercourse with Mary on an earthly and lustful level. The omnipotent God does not need a mate by definition of being all powerful (making all things possible too), yet the omnipotent God can will someone to be impregnated, as done with Mary, which was His chosen way of making a savior on earth that could conquer death for mankind.

Adam was raised from dust, and thus created by God from Dust: an indirect contact. All humans then come from Dust. Jesus Christ, however, was created directly from God and from Mary, thus the conception. Therefore, Jesus is God and Man.

If the Qur'an acknoweleges the virgin birth, then it must acknowlege the divinity, or at least supernatural nature, of Jesus, but it does not. This is more fallible logic in the Qur'an, and more contradiction. The Qur'an also does not acknowlege any supernatural nature of Mary, making her birth impossible without God's Divine intervention.

The Qur'an, although containing many Christian teachings, denies many as well.
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