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Submitted by jeffreyb (United States), Mar 4, 2006 at 01:54

lion heart, thanks for paving the way for me with regard to the crucifixion...

lion heart said:
the early Christians believed that Jesus is fully God and Fully human. Therefore, Jesus died on the cross as a human being, but His Divine nature was intact.

You are absolutely correct !!! From the Qur'an:

3:45
And they devised, and God devised, and God is the best of devisers.

When God said, 'Jesus, I will take thee to Me and will raise thee to Me and I will purify thee of those who believe not. I will set thy followers above the unbelievers till the Resurrection Day. Then unto Me shall you return, and I will decide between you, as to what you were at variance on. As for the unbelievers, I will chastise them with a terrible chastisement in this world and the next; they shall have no helpers.'

4:155
So, for their breaking the compact, and disbelieving in the signs of God, and slaying the Prophets without right, and for their saying, 'Our hearts are uncircumcised' -- nay, but God sealed them for their unbelief, so they believe not, except a few --

and for their unbelief, and their uttering against Mary a mighty calumny, and for their saying, 'We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of God' -- yet they did not slay him, neither crucified him, only a likeness of that was shown to them. Those who are at variance concerning him surely are in doubt regarding him; they have no knowledge of him, except the following of surmise; and they slew him not of a certainty -- no indeed; God raised him up to Him; God is All-mighty, All-wise.

There is not one of the People of the Book but will assuredly believe in him before his death, and on the Resurrection Day he will be a witness against them.

lion heart said:
So muslims have nothing to cheer about, because that's not the story one finds in the Koran.

Sure it is...
Body - For the unbelievers... 'only a likeness of that was shown to them.'
Spirit - For the believers... 'God raised him up to Him'

Indeed... God is the best of devisers...
Submitting....

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