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Chapter 5 - Word of God and Spirit of God
Greatest scholar of Islam, Sh. Ahmed Deedat said in his book "CHRIST IN ISLAM"
CHAPTER 2: JESUS IN THE QURAN
JESUS - HIS TITLES
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If Jesus was spoken in Quran as "The Word of God" and as "The Spirit of God" then there is no need for further discussion or any need for asking any questions because these two statements make Jesus automatically God. Because no man can get this title of "Word of God" and "Spirit of God." These are titles of God and calling an ordinary man "Word of God" and "Spirit of God amounts to blasphemy. When we look in the Bible we see that Jesus was called the "Word of God" in Bible too.
Word of God means very words of God that was spoken by God. God spoke and created heaven and earth. God spoke and mighty things happened.
In the Quran, we see that Jesus was spoken as "His Word" and "a Spirit proceeding from Him." As we read further: -
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) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not "Three (Trinity)" : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is One God. 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 first part of Sura says that, "Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from Him:" Jesus is called here, "His Word" and the Bible says the same thing.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was
Jesus is called the "Word" (Logos) in Greek here. And Logos was used for God. John declares that in the beginning Logos existed, He was with God and Logos was God. This shows the complex nature of God. Jesus is none other than God Himself. And by declaring this John said that, Jesus is the eternal God who was from the beginning and He came down in the form of human flesh.
And Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. If you read the whole Bible you can see that Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. The very first chapter of the Bible says about the Spirit of God. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters." (Genesis 1:1-2)
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Then will Allah say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount My favor to thee and to thy mother. Behold! I strengthened thee with the Holy Spirit, so that thou didst speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book and Wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel. And behold! thou makest out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My leave, and thou breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My leave, and thou healest those born blind, and the lepers, by My leave. And behold! thou bringest forth the dead by My leave. And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the Clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: 'This is nothing but evident magic.'
This verse also says that, God has a Spirit... So the fact is, if God has a spirit and God has a Word then, He is a triune God.
And Quran says that, "Jesus is the sign of God". And the Bible says the same thing. Isaiah the prophet prophesied more than 700 years before the birth of Jesus Christ that God will give a sign as we read in Isaiah 7:14, "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel."
Isaiah 9:6 explained to us what type of sign He will give to us, "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
"Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this."
These verses clearly says that Jesus is the King of kings, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace and there is no end of His government and peace. Jesus came from the lineage of David and as prophesied He is going to establish His kingdom forever when He will return. He is going to judge and rule justly. These are the qualities of God that was manifested in and through Jesus. Once again it proves that Jesus is the very God who came down in the form of a man to redeem us.