about the crucifixion
Submitted by jeffreyb (United States), Mar 4, 2006 at 01:54lion 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:
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.'
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...
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