Many Christians work hard to convince Muslims about Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. But they don't realize Muslims already believe very strongly about who Jesus really is and what role he will still play in the future of the world.
Here is what Yusuf Estes tells us . . .
I've read your testimony of coming to Islam.
I'm a Baptist Christian and am very interested in the absolute TRUTH which I believe Christ to be. However, if it could be proven that my beliefs are wrong and that Islam is right, I would become a Muslim immediately, for why would one want to believe in something that one knows is not true?
You state that Muslims hold up Christ as a prophet of God, not as his son. Christ doesn't explicitly declare that he is Son of God but it is clearly understood implicitly, so Christ disgrees with Muhammed; if they're both prophets of God then HOW COULD THEY DISAGREE? As Christ himself stated, he did NOT come to abolish the Law, but to FULFILL it! He is in agreement with all the Old Testament prophets, but most definetely NOT with Muhammed so there is NO WAY that Islam can claim to be a fulfillment of the Old and New Testament because Islam DISAGREES with the Old and New Testament!
If Allah is the source for the Old and New Testament AND the Quran, then HOW COULD THEY DISAGREE with each other??
The Old and New Testaments (Old and New Covenants between man and God) complement each other, there is absolutely NO NEED for any third part, like Islam.
How do you reconcile all this?
And also, please don't claim to have been a Christian when lying and cheating was a normal way of your life. Not that I'm a saint but it definetely does not look like the Holy Spirit was in you.
How do you reconcile all this?
Would you like to see the 'errors' in your statements? Or is there no chance for you to be wrong at all? Did you already convince yourself about how we Muslims view Jesus, peace be upon him, the son of Mary? Maybe you don't want to know anything that might disagree with what you already want to believe?
Did you know, Arab Christians use the word "Allah" in their Bible? That's right on the first page of Genesis, in my Arabic Bible published in Lebenon, the word Allah is used 17 times. And in the NewTestament, John 3, 16 uses the word "Allah" as follows, "For Allah so loved the world..." I pray that God will love me and forgive my sins.
The question is the role of Jesus Christ, son of Mary, prophet of Allah and messenger of peace. We cannot be Muslims if we do not believe in the miracle birth of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, without any father at all, and the fulfillment of prophecy of the Old Testament in the coming of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him.
We also must believe in the miracles he did by the permission of Almighty Allah, curing people's illness, causing the lame to walk and even the resurrection of the dead man back to life (you remember the story of Lazarus).
Muhammad, peace be upon him, taught Muslims to believe that Allah raised Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, to Him and Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, will return in the Last Days and he will kill the false Christ, and his followers will find peace in this lfe and in the Next Life.
The Guidance to Islam or away from Islam is only coming from Almighty God.
Here is also a website to easily explain what Islam is and what it is not: www.WhatsIslam.com