Jesus in Quran

Quran has a lot to say about Jesus. When we read about Jesus in Quran, It is important that we differentiate truth from falsehood. Quran accords some unique distinctions to Jesus.

Jesus was virgin born, he performed miracles, he lived a sinless and holy life and he will return to this world at the end of this age. Interestingly, these qualifications were not dispensed to any other prophet, including Muhammad.

Establishing the nature of Jesus Christ is not a trivial matter reduced to It is a debate of monumental proportions because it determined the course of human history. Bart Ehrman is currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is well known scholar in New Testament criticism. He denies the divinity of Christ but he recognizes the crucial relevance of this doctrine for the course of human history, especially the progress of Western Civilization. He says,  “The entire story of how Jesus became God is of paramount importance not only to those interested in the Christian religion for personal or historical reasons but also for everyone who has the slightest interest in history. If Jesus had not been declared God at his Resurrection, his followers would have

remained a small sect within Judaism whose leader ended up on the wrong side of the law and was crucified for his efforts. The massive conversion of Gentiles to belief in Christ would never have happened. Centuries later, the Roman emperor would never have converted. The Roman Empire would never have adopted Christian beliefs and ways. The Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and modernity as we know it would never have transpired. And most of us would still be pagan. It is for this reason that there are indeed few questions in the entire history of civilization as important as this one”

Espousing the divinity of Christ took the Western Civilization in a completely different direction than that of Islamic Civilization. The grace that is manifested in the incarnation of God in Christ became the bedrock of all Western Ethics, while Islam took a considerable portion of humanity back to the Law, rejecting the grace of God in Christ. Let us see a few portions from Quran and Bible to see how these two books vary in their presentation of Christ. Those are not minor differences we can ignore but views that are radically contradictory to each other.

  1. Allah gave Jesus as a Sign to humanity.

Surah 23:50. And We made the son of Mary and his mother as a Sign: We gave them both shelter on high ground, affording rest and security and furnished with springs.

Allah gave several signs to humanity which include sending prophets, performing miracles before his people, giving his revelations to human beings. Sending Jesus to this world is considered a sign of Allah.

  1. Allah strengthened Jesus with the holy spirit.

Surah 2:87. We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of apostles; We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit. Is it that whenever there comes to you an apostle with what ye yourselves desire not, ye are puffed up with pride?- Some ye called impostors, and others ye slay!

The holy spirit in this verse is not clearly the Holy Spirit we find in the New Testament. Holy Spirit in the Bible is a divine person, not a force. He is the third member of trinity. Because Islam rejects the triune nature of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, this holy spirit in Quran is not the same as the Holy Spirit of the Bible.

  1. Allah sent Jesus as a prophet.

Quran’s Jesus describes himself as a servant of Allah.

Surah 19:30. He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;

The Bible also calls Jesus as servant as prophesied in Isaiah 42:1

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles

But this servant was no ordinary servant. He was God disguised as a slave. Bible describes Jesus Christ as Son-Servant. He was God, yet He humbled himself to be our servant. Philippians 2 explains how Jesus Christ left his divine privileges to become a human being.

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

The New Testament clearly presents Jesus Christ as God Himself.  But Quran reduces Jesus as servant to Allah with no divinity.

  1. Allah sent Jesus through a virgin.

Let us turn to Surah 3:45-51

  1. Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.
  2. “He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (of the company) of the righteous.”
  3. She said: “O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?” He said: “Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, ‘Be,’ and it is!
  4. “And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel,
  5. “And (appoint him) an apostle to the Children of Israel, (with this message): “‘I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah’s leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah’s leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe;
  6. “‘(I have come to you), to attest the Law which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was (Before) forbidden to you; I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear Allah, and obey me.
  7. “‘It is Allah Who is my Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a Way that is straight.'”

Mary perplexingly asked the angel, ‘O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?’. This is akin to the passage we find in Luke chapter 1, where Mary asks angel Gabriel, 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?’ Like New Testament, Quran teaches the virgin birth of Jesus. All orthodox Muslims, therefore, believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. Sadly, they have a better view of Jesus than many liberal ‘Christians’ who deny his virgin birth.

Surah 3:49 lists the miracles performed by Jesus such as creating a living bird out of clay, giving sight to the blind, healing the lepers and raising the dead. It is interesting to note that Quran does not ascribe such wonderful miracles to Muhammad. Muhammad did not and could not perform such miracles as Jesus performed. Had Muhammad performed any such miracles, Quran would have definitely carved out lot of space in its suras to magnify the power of Muhammad. Our Muslim friends might argue that Quran itself is a great sign of God. A book such as Quran could not be presented as a sign of God because anyone, even an atheist, could write such a book. Making a living bird out of clay, giving sight to the blind, healing lepers and raising the dead – these are the real signs of the power of God, and only, Jesus performed those miracles, Muhammad could not.

Surah 19 in Quran is named after Mary. In that Surah, we find the following section:


  1. Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.
  2. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.
  3. She said: “I seek refuge from thee to ((Allah)) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah.”
  4. He said: “Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.
  5. She said: “How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?”
  6. He said: “So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, ‘that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us’:It is a matter (so) decreed.”
  7. So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place.
  8. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She cried (in her anguish): “Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!”
  9. But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-tree): “Grieve not! for thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee;
  10. “And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.
  11. “So eat and drink and cool (thine) eye. And if thou dost see any man, say, ‘I have vowed a fast to ((Allah)) Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into not talk with any human being'”
  12. At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: “O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!
  13. “O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!”
  14. But she pointed to the babe. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?”
  15. He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;
  16. “And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;
  17. “(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;
  18. “So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”!
  19. Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.
  20. It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, “Be”, and it is.
  21. Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a Way that is straight.

This section also emphasizes the virgin birth of Jesus. Verse 35, says ‘It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son’. It is clear from this passage that Quran really did not understand the basic concepts of Christianity. Christianity teaches us that Jesus is the Son of God, and He is eternally existent with the Father with no beginning. Because the second member of trinity decided to come to this world through incarnation in the person of Lord Jesus Christ, the first member of trinity is called the Father and the second member the Son. Father-Son terminology was introduced to invoke relationship, not their origin. Thus, Quran mistakenly believes that Christians do believe that God the Father gave birth God the Son, Jesus, like a woman giving birth to a son.

Let me summarize how Quran presents Jesus.

1.Quran’s Jesus: A Jesus without Divinity

Quran labels all Christians as blasphemers because we believe Jesus Christ is equal to God.

5:17. In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary.

Quran guarantees eternal hell for people who claim the divine status for Christ.

5:72. They do blaspheme who say: “(Allah) is Christ the son of Mary.” But said Christ: “O Children of Israel! worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.

Quran’s Jesus does not have divine nature. He is similar to Adam, the first human being created by God. Surah 3:59, tells us, The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: “Be”. And he was.

Similitude of Jesus is as that of Adam? Thus, Quran dethrones Jesus from his divinity and brings him to the level of first human being, Adam.

Quran wastes no time in putting words in the mouth of Jesus to deny his own divinity. Even as an infant, Jesus talks out of his cradle to declare that he is nothing more than a prophet.

Surah 19:29. But she pointed to the babe. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?”

  1. He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah. He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;

Islam teaches that Jesus is no more than a prophet.

Surah 2:136. Say ye: “We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them: And we bow to Allah (in Islam).”

“We make no difference between one and another of them”: Quran’s Jesus is no different from Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and all other prophets.

Surah 43:57-64

  1. When (Jesus) the son of Mary is held up as an example, behold, thy people raise a clamour thereat (in ridicule)!
  2. And they say, “Are our gods best, or he?” This they set forth to thee, only by way of disputation: yea, they are a contentious people.
  3. He was no more than a servant: We granted Our favour to him, and We made him an example to the Children of Israel.
  4. And if it were Our Will, We could make angels from amongst you, succeeding each other on the earth.
  5. 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.
  6. Let not the Evil One hinder you: for he is to you an enemy avowed.
  7. When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said: “Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which ye dispute: therefore fear Allah and obey me.
  8. “For Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord: so worship ye Him: this is a Straight Way.”

He is no more than a servant: Quran here denies the divinity of Lord Jesus Christ. It puts that rejection in the very mouth of Jesus when he says, “For Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord: so worship ye Him: this is a Straight Way.

Islam calls itself ‘the Straight Way’. Pointing people to Allah, Quran’s Jesus here tells us that rejecting his divinity and worshiping only Allah is the Straight Way. But, Jesus of the New Testament points to Himself and calls Himself the Way to God, 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6). By calling Himself the Way, Jesus affirmed His divinity.

But Quran’s Jesus emphatically denounces his own divinity. Surah 5 records the following:

  1. Said Jesus the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us – for the first and the last of us – a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”
  2. Allah said: “I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples.”
  3. 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 Allah.?” He will say: “Glory to Thee! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart, Thou I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden.
  4. “Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command me to say, to wit, ‘worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord’; and I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst take me up Thou wast the Watcher over them, and Thou art a witness to all things.

Allah enquires Jesus of people worshiping the latter as a divine being. Jesus immediately denounces them as heretics and announces his own innocence in this matter.

Surah 4:171. O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His apostles. Say not “Trinity” : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah. Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.

The New Testament explicitly teaches the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. For starters,

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1)

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).

The Word became flesh, which is Jesus. This does not mean that some sort of book in eternity transformed into Jesus. ‘Word’ here represents the complete divinity. In the 1st century AD, the Jewish philosopher Philo opined that the Word existed apart from God but also was God. But, John chapter 1 contradicts that view. The Word is not distinct from God, it is God Himself. The ‘Word’ embodies everything in the being of God, everything knowable about God. It denotes everything that is communicable about God. Through the incarnation of Christ, God communicated to us through His whole being.

Jesus did not become divine over a course of time. Elsewhere, Philo called Moses the most perfect man that ever lived, possessing divine intellect, Moses gradually became divine over the course of his life and finally was called, ‘the god and king of the entire nation’. Jesus did not become a god over the course of his life or achieve his divinity as he matured in his spiritual experience. Jesus was the incarnation of eternal God. Also, the ‘word’ in Islam is Quran while the ‘Word’ in Christianity is Jesus. Therefore, the equivalent of Christianity’s Jesus in Islam is, not Muhammad, but Quran itself.

Jesus clearly claimed divinity when he said, ‘I and my Father are one’ (John 10:30).

1 Timothy 3:16 tells us, ‘And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory’. Revelation 19:16 calls Jesus, ‘King of Kings and Lord of Lords’.

And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. –

Who would dare to call himself, ‘King of Kings and Lord of Lords’ except God?

Succinctly, Bible’s Jesus is God Himself, while Quran’s Jesus is no more than a prophet, one inferior to Muhammad.

2.Quran’s Jesus: A Jesus without Cross

The central figure of the Bible is Jesus Christ, and the central object of His life is His Cross. The most well-documented period of Jesus’ life were the days before his Crucifixion. He was crucified by the Romans under Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea. But Quran disputes this well established truth of the gospels.

Surah 4 states clearly that Jesus did not die on the cross.

  1. That they rejected Faith; that they uttered against Mary a grave false charge;
  2. 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:-
  3. Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-
  4. And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;-

“but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them”. It was made to appear to them: Why would Allah conceive such deception to give a false appearance to Christ at such a crucial time?

  1. Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself: So, Allah raised Jesus to himself.

Quran’s Jesus went to Allah without going through the cross. Simon Peter advised such a route to Jesus in the New Testament.

Let us turn to a heated discourse between Jesus and Peter in Matthew chapter 16.

From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men

When Jesus foretold his disciples about His death on the cross, Simon Peter revolted. He responded like a natural man. He loved Jesus so much that he could not stomach the truth of crucifixion. But, God’s plan for the redemption of humanity had to go through the Cross. There was no alternative. Peter could not see this and he rebuked Jesus, ‘Be it far from thee, Lord, this shall not be unto thee’.

Peter’s frenzied counsel met a very fierce admonition from Lord Jesus. He looked at Peter and said, ‘Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men

Jesus was speaking to Satan who was behind Peter. Satan hated the incarnation of God in Christ, above all, he abhorred the Cross of Christ because it is through the Cross of Christ that God made a Way to Himself for all humanity. Peter, off course, was doing this out of blind love for our Lord, without any regard to the necessity for the fulfillment of prophecies.

‘Things that be of God, but those that be of men’: The crucifixion is the most horrible form of execution ever devised by humankind. Yet, God made it a part of His plan of redemption because that provided a way to shed His precious blood for our redemption. Quran tells us that Jesus was born through a virgin, but it could not explain the purpose of such a birth. The New Testament offers a more logical explanation than Quran, for the virgin birth of Jesus. Because God had to enter into human race, He must have a path of procreation that is undefiled by human sin. Sexual activity between a man and a woman makes a way for the union of a male sperm and a female egg, which results in the fertilization and the creation of a new human being. Since Jesus being eternal God, he would not have to go through fertilization which was only required for the creation of a new human being. Even in normal pregnancies, under normal conditions, there would be no exchange of blood between the mother and the fetus growing inside her uterus. This physiological system allowed Jesus to grow in the uterus of Mary without any transfusion of her blood into his body. The Holy Spirit put on human flesh on the eternal soul of Christ as he developed in the uterus of virgin Mary. So, when Jesus was born He was God in the human form with holy blood flowing in his veins. Later on the cross, He would shed that holy blood for the remission of our sins. Therefore, virgin birth has a logical purpose only when you connect it with Jesus’s divinity and his death. We cannot dissociate it from either of them.

Tragically, while affirming the virgin birth of Jesus, then denying his divinity and death on the cross, Quran fails to explain the purpose of Jesus’s virgin birth. The Big Story of the New Testament –  Incarnation of God in this world in the person of Christ and later His death for our redemption – has the proper place for our Lord’s virgin birth.

v159: and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them: Quran calls Jews and Christians as ‘People of the Book’. So, on the Day of Judgment he (Jesus) will witness against them (Christians). By taking over Jesus into its camp, and pitting him against Christians, Islam gave unprecedented stimulus to Muslims to persecute Christians. Around the world, Christian persecution is happening mostly in Muslim majority nations.

In Surah 5:78, we find a Jesus who curses Jews.

5: 78. Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they disobeyed and persisted in excesses.

Thus, Islam created a Jesus, who curses both Jews and Christians.

3.Quran’s Jesus: A Jesus without Grace

The Christian story starts with creation of man, then his Fall, and the need for a Redeemer. When Adam sinned against God, it was a very decisive moment in human history. the It was Big Crash that resulted in the judgment of human race, which set it against the holiness of God. In Quran also, Adam sins against Allah, but the latter forgives him immediately with no long term consequences for humanity. There would be no need for a Redeemer because sin of Adam was viewed akin to a traffic violation, in contrast to the major accident as portrayed in the Bible.

In the Bible, God had to send a Savior and save humanity through His grace. Because Adam’s sin in Quran is not a matter of serious consequence, there would be no need for a Savior or His grace. All humanity needed to do is to do the will of Allah and follow his law.

Not surprisingly, Quran gives us a Jesus without Grace.

Surah 5 has Jesus affirming the Law of the Old Testament.

  1. We ordained therein for them: “Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal.” But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers.
  2. And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.


The New Testament keeps Jesus Christ in an entirely different dispensation from that of Moses and the Law. John 1:17 says,

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Quran gives Jesus the responsibility of hauling the Old Testament Law of ‘eye for eye and tooth for tooth’. But Jesus explains how His commandments are different from the commandments of the Old Testament.

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Jesus in the New Testament clearly dictates his followers not to go by ‘eye for eye, tooth for tooth’, but to forgive to the extent of turning the left cheek when someone smites the right cheek. But Quran’s Jesus, as Surah 5:46 tells us, confirms the Old Testament law of retribution.         Apostle Paul wrote the angriest of all his epistles to the people in Galatia because they were taking people from the grace of God in Christ Jesus to the legalism of the Old Testament Law.

He wrote, Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified (Galatians 2:16).

People in Galatia (current day Turkey) were striving to be justified by the works of the law, rather than through faith in Jesus Christ. Paul sharply criticized that approach and proclaimed them the grace of God in Christ, because ‘by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified’. Through his ministry and through the labors of other missionaries who worked in this area, Turkey became a largest Christian nation within few centuries after the death of the Apostle.

In 1071, the Seljuk Muslims defeated the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert and started the Islamization of Turkey. Turkey slowly transitioned from a predominantly Christian region into a Muslim majority nation. It’s history can be summarized as ‘from Law to Grace, and from Grace to Law’. It’s native son, Apostle Paul preached a gospel of grace, not of law. Is it any wonder that today most of ISIS’s fighters going into Syria through Turkey? ISIS fighters have engaged in returning the societies in the Middle East to a sharia-compliant ummah, with practices such as stoning the homosexuals, beating the boys who ate during Ramadan fast, hanging the fornicators etc. Their mission is to take humanity back to the law, not to grace. Thus, New Testament’s Jesus preaches ‘From Law to Grace’, Quran’s Jesus proclaims ‘From Grace to Law’. People who wanted to be justified by the law were called legalizers. Quran makes a legalizer out of Jesus himself. What else can we expect from a book that denies the Cross of Christ!

4.Quran’s Jesus: A Jesus without Perfect Ministry

Surah 61:6 tells us that not only Jesus confirms the Law that came before him, but he also talks about a greater prophet, an obvious reference to Muhammad.

  1. And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of an Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, “this is evident sorcery!”

New Testament clearly teaches us that Lord Jesus Christ did a perfect ministry to bring us into fellowship with God. He is Prophet, Priest and King. As a Prophet, He brought God’s message to humanity; as a Priest, He represented humanity before God, and as King, He will soon rule this world as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He completed a perfect ministry in all three offices: Prophet, Priest and King. John the Baptist pointed to Him and said, ‘ Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world’ (John 1:29). As our high priest, Jesus completed the work of our redemption completely with His perfect sacrifice on the cross. It is complete nonsense that the Lord of Glory could predict the coming of a greater prophet than himself, in this case, Muhammad.


Quran’s Jesus is a false Jesus. Following that teaching leads you into eternal damnation. The Real Jesus is in the New Testament. He is God who came to this world in the flesh, born through Mary, the virgin. He lived a sinless, holy and perfect life and died for our sins on the cross. His precious blood saves us from all our sins.

Have you received Jesus as your personal Savior, Lord and God? I hope you do that today.
Paul Kattupalli MD