In this post, we will delve into the stories of the biblical Prophets and Messengers. It is crucial to acknowledge that, as Muslims, we hold the belief that the Bible is not an accurate account. Instead, we perceive it as a collection of narrated accounts compiled by unidentified individuals long after the Prophets and Messengers had concluded their missions. Consequently, we aim to shed light on what we perceive as blasphemous depictions of the Prophets and Messengers within the Bible.
1. In the Bible, Jesus is depicted as a central figure in Christianity. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus is considered the Son of God, the Messiah, and the Savior of humanity. He is believed to have been born to the Virgin Mary through a miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit. Jesus is described as a prophet in the Bible, bringing a divine message and fulfilling the prophecies of the Hebrew Scriptures. He preached about the Kingdom of God, emphasizing love, compassion, forgiveness, and the importance of following God’s commandments. His teachings included ethical principles such as the Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) and the commandment to love one’s neighbors as oneself. Jesus performed numerous miracles, including healing the sick, casting out demons, and even raising the dead. These miracles were seen as signs of his divine authority and power. However, it’s important to note that Islamic beliefs about Jesus differ from those of Christianity. In Islam, Jesus, known as Isa in Arabic, is regarded as a prophet and messenger of God, but not as the Son of God or divine in nature. Muslims believe that Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary through a miraculous birth, similar to the Christian belief. He is respected and revered as a significant figure in Islam, and his teachings are considered important.
Controversial Stories of Jesus in the Bible
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine. “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come. His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.
- Wine and other alcoholic beverages can lead to a range of health problems, including addiction, liver damage, and an increased risk of certain types of cancer. According to the World Health Organization, alcohol is responsible for an estimated 3 million deaths worldwide each year.
He Jesus said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father, Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
- Imagine your dad died, but Jesus is telling you, “Let the dead bury their own dead.” Does it make any sense? How can the dead bury their own dead? You don’t have the right to bury your loved one, but you need to spread the Bible.
He Jesus said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
- If you don’t understand the Bible and don’t believe in it, then you are a fool.
You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
- This verse from Matthew 23:17 in the Bible conveys a straightforward message: if one cannot grasp the distinction between gold and a temple, they are considered a fool.
I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
- If someone gives birth due to adultery, according to a passage, it is said that Jesus will strike the child so that he or she will die. However, this statement is false, as there are millions of people who give birth without being married, and their children do not die. It is important to note that this verse represents an abuse of children.
Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
- According to this passage, the division in our society is said to have occurred because of Jesus. He himself said that he did not come for peace but for division.
“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
- According to this passage, the war, hate, and violence in our society started because of Jesus, as he stated he came to bring fire on the earth, it is also important to note this passage can be referring his second coming.
For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’
- This passage emphasizes the importance of respecting and honoring one’s parents, but if anyone disrespect or curse them the punishment will be death.
But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me., After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
- If anyone does not confess that Jesus is Messiah, then they are considered an enemy of Jesus, and their punishment is death.
Instead, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit soon heard about Jesus, and she came and fell at His feet. Now she was a Greek woman of Syrophoenician origin, and she kept asking Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter. “First let the children have their fill,” He said. “For it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs, “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.
- In this verse, a Gentile woman is asking Jesus for help. Jesus initially refuses, saying, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” In this passage, the children represent the Jewish people, and the dogs represent the Gentiles. The woman’s response, “Even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs,” shows that she is persistent and humble. Jesus is eventually persuaded by her faith and heals her daughter.
If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.
- Jesus said in this verse that a person cannot be his disciple if they do not hate their family, more accurate interpretation of Luke 14:26 would be: “If anyone comes to me and does not prioritize their love and commitment to me above all else, including their family and even their own life, they cannot be my disciple.
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
- Jesus affirms in this verse that those who are willing to leave behind their homes, families, and possessions for the sake of following him will receive a hundred times as much in return and inherit eternal life. This verse emphasizes the importance of prioritizing Jesus above one’s family and possessions.
Whoever loves his life will lose it, but whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
- Jesus said in this verse that every person should hate their own life if they want eternal life. However, if a person does not hate their life, the simple answer is that they will go to Hell
All the passages were written by unknown individuals they never met Jesus. The Bible is a narrated version written down centuries later, so these passages are not the direct words of Jesus. Instead, people have used these passages to justify their crime.