Muslim Jesus vs Biblical Jesus

Muslim Jesus vs. Biblical Jesus

Twenty Two Scriptural Reasons Why They Are Not the Same Jesus

A Compilation and Comparison by James Sundquist,

President, Rock Salt Publishing,

The Islamic position on the identity of Jesus is taken from the Koran and Hadiths, which together comprise the ultimate authority in the Muslim Religion. Most Muslims are not aware of most of these texts. Likewise, most Christians are not aware of their own Biblical Scriptures defending the identity of Christ. And certainly, many Christians are not aware of either the Biblical or Islamic Scriptures describing Jesus Christ. So, I believe it is crucial to bring into focus for you exactly what Islam says about Jesus and then compare it to what the Bible says about who Jesus is.

1. Islamic Jesus was created and not eternal

The similitude of Jesus before Allah is that of Adam: he created him from dust, then said to him,

“Be”: and he was. Koran: Sura 3:59


Biblical Jesus who is eternal

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5:2

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. John 8:58

2. Islamic Jesus is a created human

He created him (Jesus) from dust, then said to him: “Be”. Koran: Sura 3.59


Biblical Jesus is the Creator of everything that is

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:3

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Colossians 1:16-17.

3. Islamic Jesus is not the Lamb of God who was slain

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 surety they killed him not: Koran: Surah 4.157


Biblical Jesus is the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. Gospel of John 1:29

4. Islamic Jesus who will not return until Judgment Day

And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): Therefore have no

doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: This is a Straight Way. Koran: Surah 43:61


Biblical Jesus appeared to the Apostle Paul (Saul) after Christ’s ascension (Saul’s Conversion)

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: Acts 9:5

5. Islamic Jesus prophesied (but did not send) the coming of Mohammed (Islamic Jesus did not send the Holy Spirit)

And (remember) when ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: ‘O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah unto you, confirming the Tawraat [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.’ But when he (Ahmad, i.e. Muhammad) came to them with clear proofs, they said: ‘This is plain magic’. [al-Saff 61:6]


Biblical Jesus sent the Holy Spirit (Comforter), which came at Pentecost 50 days later NOT five hundred years later (Mohammed)

But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost John 14:26

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: John 15:26

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. John 16:7

For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Acts 1:5

6. Islam, which says Salvation, is found only in the Five Pillars of Islam

Those who believe, and suffer exile and strive (jahadu) with might and main in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah. They are the people who will achieve salvation. Surah 9:20

Salvation can only be found in the Five Pillars of Shahada (Testifying of God’s Oneness), Salat (Prayer), Saum (Fasting), Zakat (Charity), and Hajj (Pilgrimage). pillars (Hadith Sahih Bukhari Vol 1, Book 2, No 7)

Those who believe, and emigrate and strive with might and main, in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: they are the people who will achieve (salvation). (Surah Verses 9:20-22 At-Tawbah, the Repentance)

If any do deeds of righteousness, – be they male or female, – and have faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them. (Surah Verse 4:124 An-Nisaa, the Women)


Biblical Jesus: Salvation is found in none other than himself

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12


That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31

7. Islamic Jesus who is an involuntary Slave to Allah (in that a slave is NOT free)

I will then say what the Pious Slave Jesus the son of Mary said …(Hadith: Narrated by Ibn Abbas

5.117-118). Jesus. although he is just one of Allah’s slaves . (Hadith: Narrated Nafi,

007.063.209). You’d better go to Jesus, Allah’s slave (Hadith: Narrated Anas, 009.093.532, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 507.)


Biblical Jesus made himself a voluntary servant

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2: 6-8

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (not slaves). John 8:32 (We don’t trade our slavery to sin in for slavery to God!)

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed (once again not slaves). John 8:36

(How are we free if we are still slaves of God? If Jesus is not free, how can we be free as his followers?)

For he that is called in the Lord, [being] a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, [being] free, is Christ’s servant. I Corinthians 7:22

Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman (slave) and her son: for the son of the bondwoman (slave) shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman (slave), but of the free . Galatians 4:30-31

(Mohammed is the descendant of the son (Ishmael) of the bondwoman (Hagar)

But as many as received him (Jesus Christ), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: John 1:12

8. Islamic Jesus was never crucified and therefore was not resurrected

And because of their saying (in boast), ‘We killed Messiah ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah,’ — but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but it appeared so to them the resemblance of ‘Eesa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man)], and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e. ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)]: But Allah raised him [‘Eesa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever All Powerful, All Wise [al-Nisaa’ 4:157-158]


Biblical Jesus who (by his death and resurrection) saved his people from their sins

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were

dead, yet shall he live: John 11;25

And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain.

I Corinthians 15:14

9. Islamic Jesus is not the God in the flesh as the Messiah

Surely, they have disbelieved who say: Allah is the Messiah [‘Eesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary)’ [al-Maa’idah 5:72]

Surely, disbelievers are those who said: ‘Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity).” But there is no AIlah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One AIlah (God —Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall on the disbelievers among them. [al-Maa’idah 5:73]


Islamic Jesus is NOT the Son of God (whoever believes this will be thrown into the fire)

Then the sects differed [i.e. the Christians about ‘Eesa (Jesus)], so woe unto the disbelievers [those who gave false witness by saying that ‘Eesa (Jesus) is the son of Allah] from the Meeting of a great Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection, when they will be thrown in the blazing Fire) [KORAN: Maryam 19:34-38]

That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the Most Gracious (Allah). But it is not suitable for (the Majesty of) the Most Gracious (Allah) that He should beget a son (or offspring or children). There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes unto the Most Gracious (Allah) as a slave [Maryam 19:88-93]

Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son . KORAN: Surah 4.171


Biblical Jesus who is the Word Made Flesh and dwelt among us and is the Son of God

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth . John 1;14

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

But when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman.. Galatians 4:4

10. Islamic Jesus can not be worshipped

And behold, Allah will say–O Jesus Son of Mary, did you say to men, worship me and my mother as gods beside Allah? He will reply–Glory to you, I could never say what I had not right [to say] KORAN Surah al-Maa’idah 5:116

Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger: many were the messengers that passed

away before him. . KORAN: Sura 5:75


Biblical Jesus who is commanded be worshipped (by both men and angels)

And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father

Philippians 2:11

And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him . Hebrews 1:6

11. Islamic Jesus not fit to be intercessor

They will go to Jesus who will say, ‘I am not fit for this undertaking, but you’d better go to Muhammad whose sins of the past and future had been forgiven (by allah)’ Hadith Volume 9, Book 93, Number 507.


Biblical Jesus is the ONLY mediator between God and Man

Jesus is alone the sinless Lamb of God. How could Mohammed a sinner be more fit than Jesus who was sinless? Regarding mediator and intercessor, the dictionary often uses the words interchangeably, though technically, mediator in a sense is the neutral party acting as an arbitrator between two parties, where an intercessor represents the petitioner). In any, Jesus Christ is BOTH Mediator and Intercessor!

For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; I Timothy 2:5

But now hath he (Jesus) obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises . Hebrews 8:6

It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” Romans 8:34

And for this cause he (Christ) is the mediator of the new testament … Hebrews 9:15

Wherefore he (Jesus) is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them . Hebrews 7:25

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy (fit) to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David (Jesus Christ), hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof . Revelation 5:2,3,5

12. Islamic Jesus will judge by the Law of the Quran and not by the Gospel

(Fateh-ul Bari page and 305 vol 7)


Biblical Jesus will judge by both the Old and New Testament (Gospel)

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law (Torah), till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:18

 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. John 12:48

In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. Romans 2:16

13. Islamic Jesus is simply another prophet

Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them: KORAN Surah 2.136, 2.84


Biblical Jesus who is the name above all names

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: Ephesians 1:21

14. Islamic Jesus Returns in yellow garments

Jesus (peace be upon him). He will descend (to the earth). When you see him, recognize him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, (Sunan Abu Dawud Book 37, Number 4310)


Biblical Jesus returns arrayed in white light

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire . Daniel 7:9 (Some scholars believe the Ancient of days refers to the Father, but Jesus Christ sits on the throne and the reference to “pure wool” is a picture of the Lamb of God who is none other than Jesus Christ.) His head (Jesus Christ’s) and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow ; Rev 1:14)

The following verses describe Christ’s Transfiguration, but is virtually identical to his portrayal as Ancient of Days and therefore his Second Coming:

And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. Matthew 17:2

 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. Mark 9:3

And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment [was] white [and] glistering. Luke 9:29

15. Islamic Jesus lands on a Minaret in Damascus, Syria

Most Muslims believe that Jesus descent from heaven will be accomplished by resting his hands on the wings of two angels. He will descend onto the white minaret, situated in the eastern part of Damascus. He will invite the whole world to be Muslim including Christians and Jews . (Mawdudi, A.A, Finality of Prophethood, pp. 58-61), and (Vol 18, Hadith No. 814)

Hadrat Hudaifa b. Yama relates (with reference to Dajjal),

When the Muslims will fall in lines to offer prayers, Christ son of Mary (PBUH) shall descend from heaven before their eyes. He will lead the prayers. When the prayers are over he will say to the people: “Clear the way between me and this enemy of God.” God will give victory to the Muslims over the hosts of Dajjal. The Muslims will inflict dire punishment upon the enemy. Even the trees and stones will cry out, “O Abdullah, O Abdul Rahman, O Muslim, come, here is a Jew behind me, kill him.” In this way God will cause the Jews to be annihilated and Muslims shall be the victors. They will break the Cross, slaughter the swine and abolish Jizya (levied on non-Muslims). (Mustadrak Hakim – A brief version of this tradition has been recorded in Muslim. Hafiz Ibn Hajar in Fath-ul-Bari Vol. VI, p. 450 declares this tradition to be authentic.)


Biblical Jesus descends and lands on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, Zechariah 14:4

Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts 1:11

16. Islamic Jesus returns on the wings of two angels

(Mawdudi, A.A, Finality of Prophethood, pp. 58-61).


 Biblical Jesus is accompanied by the armies of heaven and the saints and all of his holy ones with him

and the Lord God shall come, and all the saints with thee Zechariah 14:5

And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses… Revelation 19:14

17. Islamic Jesus destroys Antichrist at Lydda (in Israel)

Christ (PBUH) will advance with the Muslims for fighting against Dajjal (Antichrist). The enemy will retreat before the powerful assault of Christ son of Mary, and Dajjal will run away towards Israel by way of the slope of Afiq* (Reference to Tradition No. 21). Christ (PBUH) will pursue Dajjal and destroy him on the airfield of Lydda (Traditions No. 10-14- 15). A great slaughter of the Jews will ensue and every one of them will be annihilated. The nation of Jews will be exterminated (Traditions No. 9-15-21). At the proclamation of truth by Christ, the Christian religion will become extinct (Traditions No. 1-2-4-6). Later the son of Mary will pursue Dajjal and will overtake him at the gate of Lydda and put him to death.” (Muslim, Dhikr Dajjal; Abu Dawud, Kitab ul-Malahim, Bab: Khuruj; Dajjal; Tirmidhi, Abwab-ul-Fitan; Bab: Fi Fitna al-Dajjal; Ibn Majah, Kitab ul-Fitna, Bab: Fitna al-Dajjal) *Afiq is a mountain near City of Fiq in Syria in the Golan Heights.


Biblical Jesus destroys Antichrist with the spirit of his mouth at his return to the Mount of Olives

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming : 2 Thessalonians 2:8

See also Rev. 1:16 and Rev. 19:15

18. Islamic Jesus who returns will not be pierced

They killed him not nor crucified him, (Koran: Surah 4.157)


Biblical Jesus who was pierced for our transgressions

They shall look upon me whom they have pierced …Zechariah 12:10

19. Islamic Jesus will marry a woman and have children

He (Jesus) will live for forty years during which he will marry, have children, and perform Hajj (pilgrimage) . (Wali ad-Din, Miskat Al-Masabih, (tr. James Robson), Vol.II, p.1159; Sahih Muslim, Vol.1, p.92).


Biblical Jesus who will marry his Bride Christ (the Christian Church) at the Wedding Supper of the Lamb

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come and his wife hath made herself ready. Revelation. 19:7

20. Islamic Jesus will break every cross

Christ son of Mary (PBUH) shall descend from heaven before their eyes. .. Even the trees and stones will cry out, “O Abdullah, O Abdul Rahman, O Muslim, come, here is a Jew behind me, kill him.” In this way God will cause the Jews to be annihilated and Muslims shall be the victors. They will break the Cross, slaughter the swine and abolish Jizya (levied on Christians and Jews). (Mustadrak Hakim – A brief version of this tradition has been recorded in Muslim. Hafiz Ibn Hajar in Fath-ul-Bari Vol. VI, p. 450 declares this tradition to be authentic.)


Biblical Jesus who breaks every curse of sin and death

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written,

Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree : Galatians 3:13

And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb [Jesus Christ] shall be

in it; and his servants shall serve him : Revelation 22:3

21. Islamic Jesus will die forty years after his return

He (Jesus) will perish all religions except Islam. He (Jesus) will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. (Sunan Abu Dawud Book 37, Number 4310). After his death, he will be buried beside the grave of the Prophet Muhammad (Wali ad-Din, Miskat Al-Masabih, (tr. James Robson), Vol.II, p.1159; Sahih Muslim, Vol.1, p.92).


Biblical Jesus is alive forevermore

But because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood . Hebrews 7:24

I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death . Revelation 1:18

22. RE LOVE:

Islamic Jesus: There is no Scripture in the Koran or Haddiths which speaks of Jesus’ love for the world.


Biblical Jesus who loves the world:

A new commandment I give unto you (Jesus Christ speaking), That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord . Romans 8: 38-39

Peace [be] to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:23

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given [us] everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 2 Thessalonians 2:16

Grace be with you, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 2 John 1:3

And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, Revelation 1:5

 There you have it. Here are two different versions of Jesus Christ: One which is Islamic and one which is Biblical. Clearly the Islamic Scriptures of the Koran, Hadiths, and Traditions and the Bible are not describing the same Jesus. So the question remains, does this make any difference? Well, clearly it does. Jesus Christ Himself said that many false Christs would come in my name claiming he is the Christ and DECEIVE many. (Matthew 24:24 and Mark 13:22). The Apostle Paul is so severe in his warning that in Galatians he records that if any man preach a different Gospel (another Jesus) which he is is NO gospel at all, let him be eternally damned. (Gal 1:6-9) The Apostle John says that whoever denies Christ (as God’s son) is an antichrist. God is not an author of confusion. No the Islamic Jesus is an imaginary Jesus. The Biblical Jesus is the true Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Any other Jesus is the Prince of Darkness. So, I invite you to choose today whom you will follow. If the Islamic Jesus is the true Christ, worship him and him only. If the Biblical Jesus is the Christ, worship Him and Him only.

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD . Joshua 24:15

Jesus Christ alone is prophesied in both the Old Testament and New Testament, both His First and His Second Coming.

And He alone can present Him us whom he has redeemed!

That he might present it (the church) to himself (Jesus Christ) a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish . Ephesians 5:27

In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight : Colossians 1:22

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy , Jude 1:24

Islamic Jesus can’t do this because he did NOT purchase the Church with his Blood.

Kindest regards in Christ,

James Sundquist

President Rock Salt Publishing