So Muslims believe Jesus was a prophet sent by God.
So Muslims believe Mohammad is also a prophet sent by God.
What do Muslims think about the Apostles, sent by Jesus to the four corners of the world? Did Christian’s distort the history of the work they did? The churches established by Paul, Peter, James, John, Thomas, Andrew, Bartholomew, etc…
What do Muslims think about those who followed the Apostles? Mark? Luke? Timothy? Etc.
What do Muslims believe about Ignatious, Polycarp, Justin?
Someone mentioned we are not people of the book. Our belief is not based on the book. I believe this. Our faith is built on living stone.
I can’t believe the Muslim claim that Jesus failed in His mission as soon as he started, any more than I can believe the Protestant claim to the same affect.
& I believe St Paul. If Jesus was not God, what was the point? If we don’t discern our God in the Eucharist, what’s the point?
What’s the point of Jerusalem if it doesn’t point to a better place? What’s the point if it points to another place here on earth (Mecca)? What’s the point of Rome if it points to Constantinople?
My understanding of Christianity is that everything points to God. We may not understand it, may not see it. But that’s the point. Everything points to God. Anything that does not, is false.
That’s what God revealed to us in Genesis. It’s what he revealed to us in Exodus, Deuteronomy, Numbers, Daniel, Isaiah, Malachi, Matthew, Acts, Phillipians, Philemon, Revelation.
If the Koran is telling us the same, that everything points to God, so be it. One day we’ll all share that understanding as it is God’s will that we’re all turned to Him. But if the Koran says Jesus is not God, I don’t understand how it points us to God.
What was from the beginning. What we have heard. What we have seen with our own eyes & touched with our hands concern the Word of life. For the life was made visible to us. We have seen it & testify to it & proclaim to you the everlasting life that was with the Father was made visible to us.