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Said Jesus the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us – for the first and the last of us – a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”

[627] Jesus often prayed to God, Whom he affectionately called his ‘Father.’  Jesus never said in his own words that he was the biological son of God, and the Bible is replete with metaphorical references to God as a ‘Father’ in the Old Testament.  The Jews never took it to mean that God was their father. Acts 2:22 clearly states, from the pen of an early Christian, that the disciples understood Jesus to be a man chosen by God.  John 11:41-42 attests to Jesus’ appreciation for God answering his prayers.  (Luke 3:38 even calls Adam the son of God!)  Finally, just by pure logic, if any of the disciples really believed that Jesus was God in the flesh, God, the Creator of the stars, planets and sun, the giver of life and death and holder of Paradise, the dread Lord of Moses and Abraham, then none of them would have done anything else than flatten their faces on the ground and await their god’s good pleasure and command.  They wouldn’t have caroused with him, laughed with him, questioned him, doubted him, passed bread around with him or disobeyed him in any command.  Verse 5:75 of the Qur’an clearly makes the case by mentioning that Jesus and his mother had to eat every day.  They were human beings, very special ones, but certainly not a god and his mother.


Emerick, Yahiya. The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an in Today’s English (p. 829). Unknown. Kindle Edition.

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