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The Son

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  • Mathew Morrell
    Good post, Sarah---as always. The Koran does call Jesus The Messiah. The Koran also states Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary, that he ministered, healed the
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 18, 2006
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      Good post, Sarah---as always. The Koran does call Jesus The
      Messiah. The Koran also states Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary,
      that he ministered, healed the sick, and that he was "lifted" up by
      God. Certainly there are parallels between the Koran and the Bible.

      The word Messiah means "priest king." It does not mean Son of God or
      Savior or Redeemer. Muslims accept Jesus Christ as the Messiah and
      prophet of God, but not their savior. In fact, "the son" is a
      theological impossibility within Islam. This is because God is
      viewed as being completely transcendent, unknowable, and detached
      from the world, so where God's direct involvement in the world would
      be unthinkable. The world is of the Devil. Therefore to say God is
      apart of world, by bringing forth a son, would within Islam be the
      same as saying God is "of the world", of the Devil.

      Christians, on the other hand, consider the Son-as-God theology as
      Testimony of God's divine love---a love that is discontent only to
      bless His creation outside of life; but rather is an intricate part
      of life, the Living God that is involved in the Created Order. God
      sanctified humanity "from within" through His Son.
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