Jesus Escape Crucifixion?
Despite the fact that all Christians believe that Christ was
crucified, which is also clearly stated in the Mark 15. 21-41;
Matt. 27.32-44; Luke 23. 26-43 and John 19. 17-27, Quran states
that it wasn't Jesus that the Jews crucified but someone
"And because of their saying (in boast), "We killed
Messiah 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of
All‚h," - but they killed him not, nor crucified him,
but the resemblance of 'Iesa (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.
'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)
But All‚h raised him ['Iesa (Jesus)] up (with his body and
soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And All‚h is
Ever All≠Powerful, All≠Wise. )" (Q.4:157-158)
The story of Christ being lifted to heaven "in body and
soul" is obviously contrary to all logic and science. One
wonders what kind of Heaven Muhammad was envisioning? The above
verse implies that Muhammad believed heaven must be a geographic
place and that God has a physical body. Because if he had
thought that Heaven is a spiritual realm, then where did the
body of Jesus go? You need a physical place to accommodate a
physical body. In an age that science is unraveling the
mysteries of the extra terrestrial space, it would be
interesting to question a Muslim, where is this physical heaven
that Christ has ascended and God has set up his thrown?
One wonders why Muhammad would say such thing despite the
emphasis in all four Gospels. The answer lies in the group of
Nestorian Christians who populated the Damascus and Northern
Arabia during time of Muhammad. These Christians thought that it
would be impossible to kill the Son of God and believed that god
tricked the Jews and sent someone else who looked like Jesus to
be crucified, thus he saved his favorite Son. This is the source
of the above verses of Quran.
By reading Quran one realizes that Muhammad knew the New
Testament only through second hand stories and he never read the
There is another mistake of Muhammad that should be really
embarrassing to anyone who claims that Quran is a revealed book.
And that is about confusing Marry the Mother of Christ with
Miriam the Sister of Aaron and Moses. These two were born about
1400 years apart from each other. See what Quran says.
At length she brought (the babe) to her people, carrying him (in
her arms), They said: "O Mary! Truly a strange thing has
thou brought! "O sister of Aaron, thy father was not a man
of evil, nor your mother a woman unchaste!" Q. 19:27-28
And Mary, the daughter of `Imran, ... -- Q. 66:12
In Quran one finds a lot of mistakes of this sort that shows
Muhammad had very little knowledge of the reality of this world
as well as of other religious books that he claimed are God's
revelations. For a detailed study of the mistakes in Quran visit
this site, and see for yourself if really Quran is a miracle!