As a follow up to my blog about the Quran, I want to address the heresy abroad in the world today known as Chrislam. It started in Nigeria, Africa and is currently being embraced by churches from many denominations and spread across America. While uniting people of different faiths may seem to be an honorable mission, the resulting apostasy is not. Believers cannot be successfully yoked with unbelievers without abandoning the faith.
What is Chrislam? As the name implies, it is an attempt to blend Christianity and Islam into a single religious belief system. Is this possible? It is not possible without sacrificing truth and promoting error!
While Chrislam requires compromise in many areas, I want to focus this blog on just a few: The incarnation which is revealed through the divine Sonship of Jesus Christ; the crucifixion of Jesus which saves us from our sins; and the resurrection of Jesus which quarantees our future resurrection to live and reign with Him eternally. These doctrines are the heart of the Gospel and are rejected by the Quran.
The Quran includes many references to a prophet named Isa [Jesus]. And it records his birth to a virgin named Maryam [Mary]. It even calls him a Messiah– but not one who saves from sin! So, Muslims would like for Christians to accept that this Jesus is the same Jesus revealed in the Bible, but their teachings say otherwise.
The Muslim Jesus is not the Son of God! The Quran repeatedly denies that Allah has a son. And it says specifically that Isa (Jesus) is not the son of Allah!
Sura 6:102 “The originator of heavens and earth! How can He have a child, when there is for Him no consort?”
Sura 112:1-4 “Proclaim, ‘He is the One and only GOD. The Absolute GOD. Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten. None equals Him.”
Islam presents Jesus as a mortal prophet who denies a divine relationship with Allah and proclaims the future coming of Muhammad, The Prophet of Allah. And Islam says Jesus had a beginning, he was created like Adam.
Sura 5, section 16, verse 119, reads: “And behold! Allah will say: “O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, “Worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God”? He will say: “Glory to thee! Never could I say what I had no right (to say)…”
Sura 61:6 And (remember) when ‘Jesus, son of Mary said: “O children of Israel! Indeed, I am the (Prophetic) Messenger of Allah to you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good news of a (Prophetic) Messenger who comes after me, whose name is the Praised One [Muhammad]”... [Muhammad means Praised One]
Sura 3:59 “The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He (Allah) created him (Jesus) from dust, then said to him: Be. And he was.”
The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is the eternal Son of God. His birth was foretold in the ancient Hebrew scriptures. The conception of Jesus occured when the Holy Spirit of God overshadowed the virgin Mary. Jesus, Himself, said that He existed before Abraham lived. He said, “I AM” which is the name [YHWH] that God gave Moses to share with the children of Israel. And Jesus proved that He was “God in the flesh” by teaching with supernatural wisdom and authority, and by performing many healings and miracles, and even by forgiving sins. And His followers testified that He is the Son of God! Even the Roman Centurion at the foot of cross said so!
“No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” John 1:18
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist
is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. 1 John 2:18 NKJ
Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22 NKJ
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. 1 John 4:1-3 NKJ
For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 2 John 1:7 NKJ
The Muslim Jesus was not crucified for our sins! Allah judges according to His will. I’ve given a couple of examples below. No one can pay for another’s sins so a Savior isn’t needed.
Sura 4:156-159 … 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. Nay, Allah raised him up Unto Himself; and Allah Is Exalted in Power, Wise.
Sura 4:17 “Forgiveness is only incumbent on Allah towards those who do evil out of ignorance and then turn quickly (in repentance) to Allah. Toward them will Allah turn in mercy; for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.”
Sura 4;18 “Forgiveness is not for those who do ill until death faces one of them, who then says, ‘Lo! I repent now, nor for those who die as disbelievers, for such we have prepared a painful doom.'”
According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified and died for our sins.
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36 NKJ
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:3
The Muslim Jesus did not die and was not resurrected. The Muslim Jesus was caught up to heaven (like Enoch and Elijah) in his physical body, without dying. Islam teaches that he will return as Allah’s prophet to assist the Imam Mahdi in
uniting and ruling the world in the last days.
Sura 4:156-159 “…...Nay Allah raised him up Unto Himself…..”
Sura 3:55 “Behold! Allah said: O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme…
The Bible says Jesus was raised from the dead!
This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead. John 21:14 NKJ
26 “Men and brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the word of this salvation has been sent. 27 For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him… 28 though they found no cause for death in Him, they asked Pilate that He should be put to death. 29 Now when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb. 30 But God raised Him from the dead. 31 He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem… 32 And we declare to you glad tidings—…He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘ You are My Son, today I have begotten You.’ And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption… 38 Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; 39 and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses. Excerpts from Acts 13:26-39 NKJ
It is clear from these Quran and Bible verses that the Jesus of the Quran is not the Jesus of the Bible. This means Chrislam is a deception from the antichrist spiritand Christians should avoid this deception at all costs!
Paul said, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” Gal 1:8 NKJ
May you be awake, aware and prayerful so that you remain free of deception in these perilous times! The real Jesus loves you and He is coming soon!