Islam says He was a great Prophet
Believers Say He Is the Son of God
Shiites Say He Is Son of Virgin Mary
Jews say He isn’t the Son of a Virgin
Atheists say He is none of the Above
Agnostics cannot make up Their Minds
All the fullness of the Godhead is in Him
And He Has All Power In heaven & Earth!
August 14, 2010
Islam Will Believe Who We Call the False Prophet to be Isa, the Prophet Jesus Christ!
Revelation 13:11 – And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
He is a lamb that has a dragon speaking out of his physical body, he is the Islamic version of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Virgin Mary, a counterfeit Jesus who 1.4 billion Muslims will accept in the wink of an eye, and some Catholics will not be too far behind them.
Jesus in Islam (Īsā) is a messenger of God who had been sent to guide the Children of Israel (banī isrā’īl) with a new scripture, the Injīl (gospel). The Qur’an, believed by Muslims to be God’s final revelation, states that Jesus was born to Mary (Maryam) as the result of virginal conception, a miraculous event which occurred by the decree of God (Allah). To aid him in his quest, Jesus was given the ability to perform miracles, all by the permission of God. According to Islamic texts, Jesus was neither killed nor crucified, but rather he was raised alive up to heaven.
Islamic traditions narrate that he will return to earth near the day of judgment to restore justice and defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjāl (lit. “the false messiah”, also known as the Antichrist). Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus is considered to have been a Muslim, as he preached for people to adopt the straight path in submission to God’s will. Islam rejects that Jesus was God incarnate or the son of God, stating that he was an ordinary man who, like other prophets, had been divinely chosen to spread God’s message. Islamic texts forbid the association of partners with God (shirk), emphasizing the notion of God’s divine oneness (tawhīd). Numerous titles are given to Jesus in the Qur’an, such as al-Masih (“the messiah; the anointed one” i.e. by means of blessings), although it does not correspond with the meaning accrued in Christian belief. Jesus is seen in Islam as a precursor to Muhammad, and is believed by Muslims to have foretold the latter’s coming.
Muslims believe that Jesus will return at a time close to the end of the world.
According to Islamic tradition, Jesus’ descent will be in the midst of wars fought by the Mahdi (lit. “the rightly guided one”), known in Islamic eschatology as the redeemer of Islam, against the Antichrist (al-Masīh ad-Dajjāl, “false messiah”) and his followers.
Jesus will descend at the point of a white arcade in Damascus, dressed in yellow robes – his head anointed. He will then join the Mahdi in his war against the Dajjal. Jesus, considered in Islam as a Muslim, will abide by the Islamic teachings.
Eventually, Jesus will slay the Dajjal, and then everyone from the people of the book (ahl al-kitāb, referring to Jews and Christians) will believe in him. Thus, there will be one community, that of Islam.
After the death of the Mahdi, Jesus will assume leadership.
This is a time associated in Islamic narrative with universal peace and justice. Islamic texts also allude to the appearance of Ya’juj and Ma’juj (known also as Gog and Magog), ancient tribes which will disperse and cause destruction on earth.
God, in response to Jesus’ prayers, will kill them by sending a type of worm in the napes of their necks. Jesus’ rule is said to be around forty years, after which he will die. Muslims will then perform the funeral prayer for him and then bury him in the city of Medina in a grave left vacant beside Muhammad, Abu Bakr, and Umar (companions of Muhammad and the first and second Muslim caliphs respectively).
Jesus is described by various means in the Qur’an. The most common reference to Jesus
occurs in the form of “Ibn Maryam” (son of Mary), sometimes preceded with another title.
Jesus is also recognised as a prophet (nabī) and messenger (rasūl) of God. The terms wadjih (“worthy of esteem in this world and the next”), mubārak (“blessed”, or “a source of benefit for others”), `abd-Allāh (servant of God) are all used in the Qur’an in reference to Jesus.
Another title frequently mentioned is al-Masih, which translates to “the Messiah.” This does not correspond to the Christ
ian concept of Messiah, as Islam regards all prophets, including Jesus, to be mortal and without any share in divinity. Muslim exegetes explain the use of the word masīh in the Qur’an as referring to Jesus’ status as the one anointed by means of blessings and honors; or as the one who helped cure the sick, by anointing the eyes of the blind, for example. Qur’anic verses also employ the term “kalimatullah” (meaning the “word of God”) as a descriptor of Jesus, which is interpreted as a reference to the creating word of God, uttered at the moment of Jesus’ conception; or as recognition of Jesus’ status as a messenger of God, speaking on God’s behalf.
Islamic texts regard Jesus as a righteous messenger of God, and reject him as being God or the begotten Son of God. This belief, according to Islam, is tantamount to shirk, or the association of partners with God; and thereby a rejection of God’s divine oneness (tawhid). The Christian doctrine of the Trinity is similarly rejected in Islam. Such notions of the divinity of Jesus, Muslims state, resulted from human interpolations of God’s revelation. Islam views Jesus as an ordinary human being who preached that salvation came through submission to God’s will and worshiping God alone. Thus, Jesus is considered in Islam to have been a Muslim, as with all prophets in
Muslims believe that Jesus was a precursor to Muhammad, and that he announced the latter’s coming. They base this on a verse of the Qur’an wherein Jesus speaks of a messenger to appear after him named Ahmad. Islam associates Ahmad with Muhammad, both words deriving from a root which refers to praiseworthiness.
Muslims also assert that evidence of Jesus’ pronouncement is present in the New Testament, citing the mention of the Paraclete whose coming is foretold in the Gospel of John. Muslim commentators claim that the original Greek word used was periklutos, meaning famed, illustrious, or praiseworthy – rendered in Arabic as Ahmad; and that this was substituted by Christians with parakletos.
John 14:16 – And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
John 16:8 – And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
I John 2:22,23 – Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknow-ledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
I John 5:5,11 – Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
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Lebanese TV stations scrap Jesus show
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Controversial program describes Jesus from an Islamic point of view.
BEIRUT —Two Shiite Muslim television stations in Lebanon canceled a controversial program about Jesus on Friday, saying they do not want to stir up sectarian conflict in the country.
The 17-episode program, which was produced in Iran, describes Jesus from an Islamic point of view. Muslims believe Jesus was a prophet and a teacher, but not the son of God.
The debate has particular resonance in Lebanon, an Arab nation of 4 million people with a grim history of sectarian strife. The country’s population is divided into 18 sects, including Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Christians and Druse.
Al-Manar, a television station run by Hizbullah, and the National Broadcasting Network, NBN, started airing the program this week at the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Christian priests and politicians quickly protested, saying the topic might endanger national coexistence.
The program does not show respect to “Jesus, the church and Christianity,” Catholic Maronite Archbishop Bechara el-Rai told reporters Friday.
Shortly before el-Rai’s news conference, Al-Manar and NBN issued a statement saying the program “shows the great personality of God’s prophet Jesus, the son of Mary, peace be upon him.” But, the statement said, the stations decided to stop airing the program in respect to other Lebanese sects.
Information Minister Tarek Mitri said that even though he is against censorship, he agreed with the cancellation because of Lebanon’s religious diversity.
“There is a special case in Lebanon which is considered a country of dialogue and a country where Christians and Muslims meet,” Mitri said.
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Lebanon bans Iranian-made biopic of Christ
August 13, 2010
Christian Maronites request TV series be banned as it ‘denied the basis of Christianity’.
BEIRUT – Two Lebanese television networks were banned Friday from showing an Iranian-made biopic on the life of Jesus Christ, officials said after the film sparked outrage among the country’s Christians.
“General Security has requested the two Lebanese television channels airing the series during the holy month of Ramadan stop the broadcasts,” the official who requested anonymity told AFP.
“The Messiah” was originally released in Iran as a big screen movie in the Islamic republic in 2008.
It was subsequently adapted to television as a series that was dubbed into Arabic and began airing on Lebanon’s NBN and Al-Manar television channels after the start this week of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.
NBN and Al-Manar, run respectively by Shiite speaker Nabih Berri and Hezbollah, immediately issued statements saying the film would no longer be screened.
Christian Maronite Archbishop Beshara al-Rai had requested the series be banned as it “denied the basis of Christianity.”
Christians believe Jesus was the son of God and died by crucifixion before resurrecting and ascending to heaven.
But Muslims say Christ, or “the prophet Issa” in Islam, ascended to heaven while still alive, a notion which is made clear in the series.
“In the Quran it talks about Jesus many, many times, and about Mary many, many times,” director Nader Talebzadeh said in an interview to CNN in 2008, when the original movie was released.
“But he is never the son of God, he is a prophet, and also he was not crucified — someone else was crucified in his place,” he added.
Talebzadeh’s biopic shows Judas Iscariot being crucified instead of Jesus.
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