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To tariq: Jesus is the creator

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Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Mar 13, 2006 at 15:51

How can you possibly think that Jesus was a muslim. Jesus never went to mecca, never ran around the kabba, never kissed the piece of meteorite called the black stone. Jesus's teachings are the exact opposite of Muhammad's. Jesus thought love while Muhammad thought hate. If Jesus were a muslim than all the other prophets were muslims. Therefore I would like you to tell me when Abraham, Moses, Isaiah performed their haj?

Jesus was a jew. He lived his life as a jew. He performed all the duties expected from a jew. To say He was a muslim would mean jews were muslims as well. But we know that is not the case.

Jesus was baptized. Do muslims get baptized?

Mattew:3: 13-17
13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"
15Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.
16As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."

muslims don't drink wine, but Jesus turned water into wine and drank wine.

"For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and
you say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking,
and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax
collectors and "sinners."'" (Luke 7:33-34)

John2:1-11
1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
4"Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has not yet come."
5His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[a]
7Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
8Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet."
They did so, 9and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."

Jesus ate the passover meal. Do muslims eat passover meal? Do muslims celebrate the passing of Israel from slavery to freedom? The passing from damnation to redemption?


JOHN 13:1 "Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. 2 And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God, and was going back to God, 4 rose from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself about. 5 Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded"
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