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Jesus Christ's Death, Burial, Resurrection and Ascension All Described in Hebrew Holy Scriptures

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 30, 2008 at 11:44

The debate that seems to always arise between the ideology of the Quran and faith in Jesus Christ comes from unbelief in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, such variance being the principal premise for the writing of the words of the Islamic Prophet, since he evidently could not find it in himself to seek the salvation offered through Jesus Christ's sacrifice.

In the course of the variance of beliefs, the endless desire to debate what one does not want to believe in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures is left to lie, except that there needs to be an answer for the ending questions, " Did not God not say that any who was crucified would be humiliated? Why would God allow this humiliation?

The answer to question one is yes, in the Torah, Deuteronomy 21:23

His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but you shall in any wise bury him that day (which Jesus Christ was after His crucifixion); (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that your land be not defiled, which the LORD your God gives you (the Israeli's) for an inheritance.

The answer to the second question is easy, for Jesus Christ answered that for all to believe in Him for salvation

Jesus speaking in the Gospel of John 3:11) "Verily, verily, I say to thee, We speak what we know, and testify what we have seen; and ye receive not our testimony. 12) If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how will ye believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13) And no man hath ascended to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man (Yeshua HaMashiach) who is in heaven."

14) "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15) That whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."

John 3:16) "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life."

17) "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him may be saved. 18) He that believeth on him, is not condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God."

We can understand from this that in order for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to provide the satisfaction of the death penalty for our sins in substituting His death for ours, the humiliation was a necessary part, for it is our humiliation as sinners that He took to the cross with Him. This is the basis for our faith in Him, that in the love of Almighty God, Jesus Christ went to the cross to pay my sin debt (and yours, if you will believe and let Him into your heart). The Quran denies this, and that is why the can be no reconciliation of the unbelief in the true Jesus in the Quran and the faith in Jesus Christ as provided for in the Holy Bible.


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