Elohim - Are they the same God? Part - 3
question asked by Muslims, 'was Jesus crucified? They say that Jesus
was never crucified because Quran denies the crucifixion of Messiah
as we read in Quran, Sura 4:157-158,
Sura 4:157. That they
said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the
Messenger of Allah.;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him,
but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein
are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture
to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-
4:158. Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted
in Power, Wise.
The above verses are direct contradiction to all the prophets of
the Bible who prophesied about the death, burial and resurrection
of Messiah, Jesus who proclaimed about His death, burial and resurrection
before hand andYahweh/Elohim - the God of the Bible who told about
the sufferings of Messiah and atonement through His blood. Because
Quran claims that the crucifixion of Jesus (Messiah) was a fake
thing and it only appeared to them that it happened. Why God will
do this type of big drama of making it
appear some thing different?
These Quranic verses are direct contradiction to the whole Bible.
In order to justify this contradiction there can only be two possibilities:
1. Either the God of the Bible is a different God from Allah
2. Or He lost His mind in half way to give totally contradictory
Let us see from the Bible which statement is
correct. Why it is necessary that Messiah should come and die for
our sins? And also let us see few more questions that were commonly
asked by Muslims about the Messiah's death on the cross:
Question 1: Did
Jesus' manner of death satisfy the animal atonement sacrifice provisions
for remission of sin of the Hebrew Scriptures? According to the
Hebrew Scriptures, the only animals permitted for sacrificial purposes
are those that have split hooves and chew their cud. The carcass
of an unclean animal defiles (Leviticus 11:26). On these grounds
alone, human beings are disqualified for sacrificial purposes. Jesus,
as a human being, was unfit for sacrificial purposes.
it is true that Bible prohibits the human sacrifice. But when we
read about Abraham, God commanded him to go and sacrifice his only
son "Isaac". And he went to sacrifice his beloved son...
this clearly indicates that this type of sacrifice was acceptable
but humans were not allowed to sacrifice humans because that would
have violated the commandment, thou shalt not murder.
And by knowing that human sacrifice is wrong,
how come Isaiah got the prophecy about Messiah in Isaiah 53rd chapter
(Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised
for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
And why Daniel wrote, "Messiah will be cut
off." in (Dan 9:26 "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah
shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince
who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end
of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations
are determined.). Not only that but Jesus was called "Lamb
of God" in the Bible. Jesus did fulfill the above prophecies
of the Bible. He died on the cross.
And Mohammed also said that Jesus is the Messiah,
if Jesus is the Messiah then He has to fulfill all these prophesies
otherwise Mohammed is wrong when he declared Jesus as the Messiah.
Question 2: An animal blood atonement offering must be physically
unblemished (Leviticus 22:18-25). According to the evangelists,
was physically abused prior to his execution (Matthew 27:26, Mark
15:15, John 19:1; John 20:25; Matthew 27:29, Mark 15:17, John 19:2).
As a result, Jesus would be disqualified as a valid sacrifice.
the sacrifice lamb is brought before the priest it should be physically
unblemished and Jesus fulfilled that. His sacrifice started the
time He was in the garden of Gethsemane. Only difference is the
time span of the sacrifice process for Jesus was higher. If your
logic is applied to the sacrifice of the lamb the moment lamb is
bruised a little in the process of sacrifice it will be disqualified
and because there will be at least a fraction of second difference
from the time sacrifice starts to it finishes. So no sacrifice will
Not only that Bible tells us about the sacrifice
should be without blemish or holy. Jesus was holy and perfect. His
blood was holy because He was born of a virgin so the seed of God
did not mix with human. His holiness was preserved by His unique
birth and Quran confirms His unique birth. .
Question 3: The
New Testament's claim that Jesus' death was "one sacrifice
for sin for all time" (Hebrews 10:12) is not supported by the
Hebrew Scriptures. Mere death, no matter what was the extent of
the preceding violence or pain, does not satisfy the biblical requirements
for those times when a blood atonement sacrifice is offered. In
a blood atonement offering the animal (clean species and unblemished)
must actually die as a result of blood loss. That is why it is called
"a blood atonement sacrifice."
Jesus died because of blood loss. They scourged Him as we read in
Mat 27:26 Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged
Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
Scourging was a cruel and barbaric punishment. The victim was stripped
to the waist, his hands were bound to a pole, and he was whipped.
The whip or scourge itself was an inhuman instrument consisting
of a handle with several leather thongs attached, which were weighted
on the ends with jagged pieces of bone, metal and rock. Frequently,
the agony of the scourging resulted in death. Victims lost eyes
and teeth, were occasionally disemboweled and were almost always
horribly disfigured. The scourging combined with the crucifixion
makes the sufferings of the Lord as extensive
as any imaginable.
His hands and feet were nailed, and they twisted
a crown of thorns, put it on His head.. Yes, He blead to death for
me, for you and for the whole world and today also there is forgiveness
of sin because of His death on the cross.
Question 4: The
Bible teaches that sacrifices can atone only for sins committed
PRIOR to the offering of the sacrifice; no sacrifice could ever
atone for sins committed after the sacrifice was offered and, thus,
no sacrifice could ever atone for people born after the sacrifice
was offered (e.g., Leviticus 1-7). So, even if it were true that
Jesus was some kind of super-sacrifice that atoned for all sins
of all mankind, then his death could only atone for the sins committed
before his death, not for any sins committed after his death by
people who were born after he died.
sacrifice was for all ages because the whole worlds sin was laid
on Him and He bore our iniquities as the Bible says in Isaiah 53:4-6,
"Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet
we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He
was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities;
the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes
we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned,
every one, to his own way; and the
LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Question 5: Sacrifice
should be made by priests and not by Roman soldiers
was made by High Priest who is Jesus Himself.
Jesus (unclean human species and blemished) did not die within the
Temple precinct, at the hands of an Aaronic priest, or through the
shedding of blood. Jesus' blood was not sprinkled on the altar by
the Aaronic high priest (Leviticus 16:18-19).
Himself was an Aaronic priest. Heb 7:25-26, "Therefore
He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through
Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For such
a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled,
separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;
Jesus' blood is sprinkled today also and people
are cleansed through His precious blood which was shed on the cruel
cross. 1 John 1:7, "and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses
us from all sin."
Question 7: Animal
sacrifice, offered as a blood atonement, must conform to the biblical
guidelines set down in Leviticus 17:11: (a) Given solely to the
Jewish people, (b) Blood sprinkled upon the Temple altar.
those who never took the blood of Jesus in his/her life they are
not saved in other words their sins are not forgiven. They do not
have life in them. Because the Bible says in Leviticus 17:11, "For
the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you
upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood
that makes atonement for the soul." (b) Blood is sprinkled
upon the temple still today and it makes atonement when it is sprinkled
on our heart. As the Bible says that our body is the temple of the
Holy Spirit as we read in 1 Cor 6:19. So when the blood of Jesus
is sprinkled in one's life he/she get the forgiveness of their sins
as the Bible tells us in 1John 1:7, "and the blood of Jesus
Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."
Question 8: Jesus'
humanity, the physical state of his body, and the manner of his
death (crucifixion) do not satisfy any blood atonement provisions
found in the Hebrew Scriptures.
we looked in all the evidence above about the physical state
of Jesus's body and manner of His death on the cross and blood atonement
perfectly fulfilled the Law of the Hebrew Scriptures. Jesus exactly
fulfilled all the Law of blood atonement. He was pure and perfect
and in Him there is no sin though He took all our sins on the cross
and died in behalf of us so that we may never die but have eternal
So these thing again prove that Allah is a totally
different god and has nothing to do with Elohim or God of the Bible.
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