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I am a Muslim. Why should I consider believing in Jesus?

By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs
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The Qur’an calls Jesus a prophet. Yet most of the teachings of Jesus are found in the Injil (the New Testament) that the Qur’an considers one of the four Scriptures revealed by Allah (Surah 3:3; 5:46; 19:30). What does the Injil say about Jesus?

First, the Injil says Jesus came from heaven to earth to live among people: The Word [Jesus or Isa] became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). He was alive before living on earth. Jesus was unique among all people.

Second, the Injil teaches Jesus lived without sin: “…we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin” (Hebrews 4:15). To live without sin is beyond the actions of any other prophet or person.

Third, the Injil teaches Jesus died on a cross and came alive again on the third day: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). He is the only person to ever die and come back to life by his own power.

 

What can we conclude from this information?

Jesus (Isa) is more powerful than any person or prophet. His actions were kind, loving, and perfect.

Further, Jesus came to offer people eternal life and forgiveness of sins. In Islam, it is taught that forgiveness must be earned. Eternal life in paradise is uncertain except through death in holy war (jihad).

Yet Jesus offers a better way. Look at what he says it takes to receive forgiveness and eternal life:

  1. We can be forgiven: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
  2. We can receive eternal life: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Would you like to be forgiven from every wrong you have done? The Injil says you can be forgiven by confessing your wrongs to him.

Would you like to have a new life and know you will be with God forever? Jesus teaches you can have eternal life by believing in him as God’s only son.

If you would like to believe in Jesus today, you can make this decision right now. You can say something like this to God:

“God, I know I need your forgiveness. Please forgive me of my wrongs. I would like to have a new life today. I want to have eternal life with you. I believe in Jesus, Isa, as the Son of God who died and came to life again. I accept Jesus as the Lord of my life.”

If this is your prayer, the Injil promises, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). This means your sins are forgiven and you have eternal life with God.

As a Muslim, you may have many other questions about Jesus. Take time today to do two things. First, pray to ask God for wisdom to learn more about Jesus.

Second, begin to study the Injil. You can read it in your language or listen to it now at JAshow.org/audio-bible/.  The Gospel of John is a great place to start.

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Dr. Dillon Burroughs

Dr. Dillon Burroughs

Dillon Burroughs serves as senior writer at The John Ankerberg Show and has written nearly 40 books on issues of faith and culture. He is also an associate editor for The Apologetics Bible for Students and has contributed to many works on apologetics and Christian worldview. Dillon is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and holds a PhD in Leadership from Piedmont International University. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with his wife, Deborah, and their three children.
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a call to the truthMohammed Abdul GaniyuUri BabaAddy Samuel JnrCandido Recent comment authors
a call to the truth

The most fundamental teaching of Islam is to believe in the Oneness of God, in the sense of His being the only Creator. Muslims believe that God has no father or mother, no son or daughter. None is equal to Him. He is God of all humankind, not of a special tribe or race. In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful. ﴾ Say: He is God, the One and only God (1) the Eternal, the Absolute. (2) He begets none, nor is He begotten, (3) and there is nothing that could be compared to Him.… Read more »

Uri Baba
Uri Baba

Your article is very deceptive and design to mislead people. You use some Surah in Quran to prove a lie. How could anyone comprehend that God needs a son? Granted he has a son for argument sake why would he send his son to die in the cross to save the people from sin, if he can simply say BE and the SIN of the people can automatically go. Surah Iklas of the Holy Qur’an says “say “He is Allah, who is one. Allah the eternal refuge. He neither begets nor born. Nor is there to Him any equivalent” thats… Read more »

Candido

I’m a Christian.I’m saved. I trusted the Lord Jesus Christ my Savior. I’m redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Forgiven and bound for heaven. John 14:1-6. Only the Lord Jesus Christ can save. John 3:16. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 If you are not yet saved, trust now the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord of your life. Invite the Lord Jesus Christ to come in… Read more »

syed
syed

Hi nice healthy topic, you said jesus in paradise and came to live with us i didnt get who created paradise, first thing second regarding power u said with his power only he will back, no doubt he is a prophet even u also agree and can he make stones to give his witness ???????? highly impossible but in case of prophet mohammad its given and present in bible can u clarfy this.

Boateng Joseph
Boateng Joseph

I should believe in order to attain salvation. He is the Word,the WORD IS GOD,therefore Jesus is God. God became flesh and lived amongst us so as moslem I should not let the Name (Jesus) deceive me because He is God manifest in the flesh. 1Timothy 3:16.

Ahmed
Ahmed

Salaam alaik! My questions are as follow
1. Where in the did jesus claim divinity?
2. Did jesus wrote or dictate the Bible?
3. Did jesus die on cross?

John Ankerberg Show Staff

Good morning! We love your questions and we pray that you continue searching for the truth. I thought that these articles may help you, and I encourage you to explore the rest of our articles database on your journey. These are some starting points for your questions:

1.) https://www.jashow.org/articles/apologetics-2/proof-for-jesus/bible-jesus-claim-god/
2.) https://www.jashow.org/articles/bible/biblical-inspiration/jesus-and-the-inspiration-of-scripture/
3.) https://www.jashow.org/articles/apologetics-2/resurrection/resurrection-media-clips/did-jesus-actually-die-on-the-cross/

Janet
Janet

Because Jesus’s died and paid the price of sin for our salvation. Mohammad wants you to kill others and even give up your own life for him. Use common sense. Life or death.

Issahaku Musah
Issahaku Musah

Jihad doesn’t mean holy war, jihad means to strive in the way of Allah, eg.extending hand of need to a friend is jihad, any act of charity is jihad, forbiden others towards wrong and enjoining them to do ryt is jihad etc.again if u want to understand de concept of salvation read ezkiel 18:20 let not be decieve by wat our leaders says

Mohammed Abdul Ganiyu

You use common sense.Your Bible teaches more killing and murders so use your sense.Jesus never claim he’s God.He made it clear to you that your Lord is God so worship him.You were only mislead.All the whole prophets are Muslims.They all preach Monotheism,especially Abraham,Moses Aaron David Jesus Muhammad and so on.Non of them claim they are God.So if you want truth,Then Allah your Lord says you should wait for the day of judgement and you will know the truth because you were not born at the time of Jesus,so if you don’t take Allah as your Lord(The same God whom Jesus… Read more »

Aijaz
Aijaz

Doesn’t matter what you believe, The Creater is always your Creater. Your belief in this form or that form of God is irrelevant to The Creater. The only thing The Creater wants from all of us is to take care of its creations irrespective of colour, form, caste, creed, region, faith or language. Every thing Belongs to the one Creater: Living or non-living, big or small, visible or invisible, faithful or faithless – that is what I believe Jesus, Mohammed, Moses and all other greats taught us, rest is all religious politics we should ignore.
With warm regards

Boateng Joseph
Boateng Joseph

But remember Jesus is the One True God,the Creator of us all. He is God manifest in the flesh.
1Timothy 3:16;
John 8:24. Jesus said if you don’t believe that I am the Father you will die in your sins.

Osman Abu
Osman Abu

I know the verses in the holy Quran that talk about Jesus peace unpon him and the the mother peace be upon her and u become a disbeliever in Islam if u don’t believe in Jesus. The question I have for the Christians is that if u think the Quran is not from God why do u always try to change the it’s content ???? All over the world there is only one and unique Quran but for the bible hmmmmm. Just concentrate on the religion u belief in and forget about us .the truth will surely show itself no… Read more »

ali arime yawo
ali arime yawo

As a muslim, I belieave in all the prophect’s including Na bie Issa( Jesus ) because all the prophect’s according to the Qura’n presented the same message.However, muslim’s don’t descrimnate between the prophect’s.

Addy Samuel Jnr
Addy Samuel Jnr

But Jesus said “i am the way,the truth and the life no one goes to the father expect through me.

8015094300
8015094300

I’m a Muslim

jacy
jacy

The question is if I am a Muslim how do I consider Jesus? And if I am Christian how do I share Jesus to Muslim. As human being and God creation we people who lived in the universe different culture and different race different beliefs are all Gods creation. Muslim and Christian are God people. For me as a child of God it doesn’t matter if you are a Christian or a Muslim. We all deserved and have the right to lived on Earth. Basically, why there is no Peace on our Land and there are constant killing everywhere because… Read more »

E. G. Buckman
E. G. Buckman

Jacy, without being born again, you cannot refer to yourself as a child of God. Only those who have received the new birth are considered the children of God. You need to receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour to be born again so you can call God your Father. Read John 1:11-13. Thanks.

Koigi
Koigi

Who decides that you have received the Lord Jesus to become a born again what measurement, do we have as fellow human beings to gauge who is saved and who is not

Issahaku Musah
Issahaku Musah

So wat happens to the previous generation dat die b4 christ. They ve neva heard of him.is it their fault

Abdul Hekim
Abdul Hekim

I belive that prophet Muhammad (d:)is final messanger in the world, and Quran is the final vers of Allah. All the others are the way to reach Islam. So not to try motivate Muslim indirectly ,please …

OTUBUAH
OTUBUAH

Jesus was revealed in the old testament and appeared in the new testament. Therefore, there is no need for another messenger, to confuse issues as Mohamed forcefully introduces himself. The Bible after all enjoins no one to add or take away from Bible, which is exactly what Mohammed inspired by the devil did hence the confusion the world faces today. Jesus is Lord of ALL. Confess your sins , as Farrakhan did, and come Jesus. He loves U . Who better should U learn about Jesus ? Those who were with him or those heard and wrote about him 600… Read more »

Mohamed VPK
Mohamed VPK

I have some doubts.
1. You mentioned that Jesus came to earth from heaven. Then who is Mary ?
2. You mentioned that Jesus was alive in heaven before coming to earth. Then at what age he came to earth?
3. You mentioned that Jesus came back alive to earth after 3 days of his death. Then what was his teachings and other activities on earth after his resurrection.?
4. Is bible was revealed after his resurrection or before his resurrection?
I wanted to learn about christianity and hence the doubts. Please enlighten me.
Thanking you

Abdul Hekim
Abdul Hekim

Yes you are right

Shangreipam siro
Shangreipam siro

Muhomed VPK i like your spirit. You will be save if you truely believed this. We can’t enlighten you but as yiu truely wanted to know….. Here are some 1. Jesus came to heaven does’nt mean he flew down from heaven. He came by birth as we human through Mary his virgin mother without sexuallity. Your point no. 2 includes here 3. Therefore go and make deciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holly spirit and teach them everything i have commanded you and surely im with you always to the… Read more »

Makiya
Makiya

has anyone explained this or replied to you yet hun?

Amal V Roy
Amal V Roy

If u read bible thoroughly u will get all the ans

Kevin
Kevin

I have some doubts. 1. You mentioned that Jesus came to earth from heaven. Then who is Mary ? — MAry is the medium a Pure Medium created , so that Jesus could take the form of a Human Being . Not as a mythological figure , but Human to prove that God Loved this world such that he had to endure and overcome temptations , Pain , pleasure , Happiness . The frustration God bore from the ever rebellious Human he created was to that extent that he had to feel the reality of situations to understand why a… Read more »

E. G. Buckman
E. G. Buckman

Jesus as the Word of God, was in heaven before coming to earth. John 1:14 say the Word became flesh and dwelt among men. John 1:1 says in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God. Mohamed i will urge you to read John chapter one of the injil, the New Testament. Thanks

John Ankerberg Show Staff

Doubts are totally normal, and exactly why we do what we do here at The John Ankerberg Show! Let me encourage you to explore our article database, particularly the section on Jesus. Here is a starting point to some of your questions: https://www.jashow.org/articles/christian-living/beginning-the-christian-life/jesus-christ-lord-and-savior/

Ansarul Haque
Ansarul Haque
abdo karim
Dr Mohammad Abu Bashar
Dr Mohammad Abu Bashar

Full of lies….the same tactics which were used by the unbelievers 1400 years ago to disprove Muhammad..I believe in Jesus but all his teachings have been misinterpreted anf changed by the greedy people…How come Jesus who was born human could be God himself which he never claimed.. the greedy saints in return of few coins totally ruined the teachings and religion of Jesus …Muhammad was send to correct the wrondoings done by the greedy saints and to save humanity from “Shirk” i.e.making a human to the status of GOD..That’s y christionity is never accepted to consience of a person with… Read more »

Mary
Mary

if you had an open mind and heart, read the bible you just might learn something that can give you eternal life. But it is pride and stubbornness, the Jews have that same heart condition.

Raashid
Raashid

U r misguided

Shangreipam siro
Shangreipam siro

Abu Bashar…. Jesus was not born human….. But was born as a human.
“Joshep son of David, do not be afraid to take mary home as your wife ,because what is conceived in her is from the holy spirit” ( Matthew 1:20)

Junaid khan
Junaid khan

We u read this : Eternal life in paradise is uncertain except through death in holy war (jihad).
First try to learn Islam thoroughly.. And then comment about it..
And son of god refers to a believer in injil..
U shud read Qur’an with meaning…
And I believe u will revert to Islam
Thank you

Mary
Mary

death in your holy war will only take you to hell. dont you know the ten commandments thou shall not kill.

Mohammed Abdul Ganiyu

Holy war(Jihad) does not mean killing.helping the needy is holy war,striving for the sake of God is holy war.enjoining right and forbiding wrong is holy war.You use common sense.Your Bible teaches more killing and murders so use your sense.Jesus never claim he’s God.He made it clear to you that your Lord is God so worship him.You were only mislead.All the whole prophets are Muslims.They all preach Monotheism,especially Abraham,Moses Aaron David Jesus Muhammad and so on.Non of them claim they are God.So if you want truth,Then Allah your Lord says you should wait for the day of judgement and you will… Read more »

Adithya
Adithya

In the light of Surah 3:3, Surah 5:46 and Surah 19:30, which book is the Qur’an referring to by using the words ‘the Gospel’ and ‘the Scripture’ respectively? Because I believe that if these point out to the Holy Bible or Jesus’ teachings in particular which is nothing but the New Testament, which I think it does, then I really think the Qur’an derives its authority from The Gospel which in effect preaches eternal life in a numerous places. So if the as you say that Islam considers a believer in injil to be a Son of God then that… Read more »

Shangreipam siro
Shangreipam siro

Then what do you call holy war???? Are ISIS creating holy war so to have ethernal life!!!?? Man this is insane.

You will have ethernal life through repantance.
John 3:3

Mohammed Abdul Ganiyu

You are mad You use common sense.Your Bible teaches more killing and murders so use your sense.Jesus never claim he’s God.He made it clear to you that your Lord is God so worship him.You were only mislead.All the whole prophets are Muslims.They all preach Monotheism,especially Abraham,Moses Aaron David Jesus Muhammad and so on.Non of them claim they are God.So if you want truth,Then Allah your Lord says you should wait for the day of judgement and you will know the truth because you were not born at the time of Jesus,so if you don’t take Allah as your Lord(The same… Read more »

Aamir
Aamir

In this article the writer is saying an open lie about Islam that to gain “Eternal life in paradise is uncertain except through death in holy war (jihad).” but the fact is as in Quran to go in paradise is very simple example, 1 Keep peace within humanity. 2 love everything and everyone i.e humans (parents, wifes, childrens=both sons and daughters, neighbors, travellers, orphans, poor etc, animals, and whatever has life. 3 fight for justice for ourselves and even for others who are troubled by others. 4 Give money, food etc. as charity to poor and needy. 5 Don’t fight… Read more »

beena varughese
beena varughese

hai if Islam loves peace why so much killing and amputation and whipping as punishments? No racism in islam? then why ISIS is terrorising yezidis and non muslims only? Sorry for asking these questions but, i’m forced to ask because i feel there is complete freedom from all vices in Jesus.

Shangreipam siro
Shangreipam siro

Amir…. Then why is ISIS and other islamic terrorist form in the name of islam religion…. Why do they suicide in the name of allah, why do they kill innocent.

Mohammed Abdul Ganiyu

ISIS are not muslims.read the quran and you will know who a muslim is

Peter Ghosh

Really wonderful article.

ImmanuelKhajamohieen
ImmanuelKhajamohieen

I found the articles wonderful to share my faith with Muslims

keith carter

First of all i am not here to argue or present a rebuttal , But JESUS was the first prophet but that still does not take from him being the son of God, He carried a great burden for all of us and even when many saw the miracles he full filled they still persecuted him, why because this was what he was chosen for fact is we need to eliminate all and anything causing the separation of the body of Christ which is the manipulation man has implemented in Gods word, if you read dig deeper find out hidden… Read more »

AxlNSlash
AxlNSlash

Second sentence in and i already spotted an error in the Christian understanding of the Injil. The Injil is translated as Gospel… the Gospel of Jesus. NOT the New Testament. The Quran says that Allah gave the Gospel to Jesus as a revelation and he was sent on a limited mission to his people, the Jews as the promised Messiah and this is the Gospel that Jesus preached. “Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, [and] preaching the gospel of the kingdom …” (Matthew 9:35). Luke 4:43 records Jesus saying, “I must preach the kingdom… Read more »

Alfonso Carpio

But Allah came into the picture >500 years after Jesus died on the cross. How can it be said that the Gospels where from Allah if the disciples only had the inspiration to write it about 100 years after the cross? The Quran came about only after about 600 years. That is a long time. One more thing, Jesus was prophesied to destroy all nations that persecute Israel. All are Islamic according to Ezekiel, Zechariah and other Old Testament prophets. They prophesied that Israel will be established as a nation again and the land will bloom and become prosperous. That… Read more »

Sibcharan
Sibcharan

But I can’t understand when and how allah instructed Jesus..??

sharon
sharon

Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’” He was referring to the hypocrites,false teachers of that day,even today we have those kind roaming around. please, if you don’t want to believe the BIBLE fine leave it at that.Dont twist the words of the new Testaments to suit your views. Please remember ALLAH came into the scene,on this planet, about 600years later,after the writings of the gospels came into existence.… Read more »

Shaikh zuber
Shaikh zuber

Yes.. Jesus( isa alaisalam ).. I believed…….
But u not compair with Muhammad e-mustufa .. Because Islam only believed allah rabull aalmin . and only prayer Allah rabull aalmin .. Isa alaisalam is massnger ..
And Muhammad e -mustufa aalaisalam massnger ..

Ramsin
Ramsin

Thanks Dillon,

Coming from a Muslim country (but born and raised in a Christian family ) I do have some experience with Muslims and their views toward the Bible and Christianity are more complex than what here is pointed out.

But it is a good start for the Westerners who have faith in Christ.

Tasneem Ahmed Khan.
Tasneem Ahmed Khan.

Too much muslim countries Christians is living. Bahrain, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Libya, Algeria, Tunis, UAE,Malaysia & so on. God blesses & cares on all of us. Long lives with good health.

Thomas Poovathinkal SSP
Thomas Poovathinkal SSP

Instead of ARGUING and fighting, to find out the TRUTH about Jesus as GOD THE SAVIOR, Please go and make a RETREAT in the DIVINE or the SEHION Retreat Centre in Kerala, INDIA. In these Centres we have EXPERIENTIAL life of Jesus the Lord as we have it in the GOSPELS and ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.

In the DIVINE we have also a Maulavi who became Mario Joseph and now is proclaiming Jesus as God our Savior. His BIOGRAPHY, “In Searhc of YOU”.. Please search on GOOGLE for more DETAILS.

jeffrey

Read the old testament of the HOLY BIBLE…Jesus did not even called him worship…the Question is why we worship him. if we are christian believers, we must go beyond what is Jesus telling us in the Bible so that we can avoid confusuion in our mind. please tell us the truth.

Stephen Sage

Talk about confusion,,this post reeks of confusion..please rewrite so I can understand

Fredrick
Fredrick

I only know one thing and want to make it very clear to all my brother and sisters its like this when the whole world was just sinking and sinking in SINS.GOD he himself came down as jesus Lord to show us the real way to live and love and forgive one another okay so just stop arguing who is who! JESUS is GOD.Dont you know? The father is in SON & SON IS IN FATHER,he is the WAY…………GOD BLESS TO ALL

Evan Hamilton
Evan Hamilton

Muslims say they already believe in Jesus [prophet Isa] and that it is Christians who are in confusion about the true identity of Jesus. Their accusation is that Christians have exaggerated the true identity of Jesus and need to be corrected. No educated Muslim is going to ask themselves the question of why they should believe in Jesus since Allah has already commanded them to do so. It is already an essential part of Islam. Christians need to explain/encourage Muslims to believe that the New Testament is a better source of information about Jesus than is the Quran. That involves… Read more »

Jaason
Jaason

Well said Evan Hamilton, even I also felt the same thing because I encountered some Muslims and non them agreed that Bible is a right source, they said Bible is a corrupted book. None of them believed that Jesus died on the cross, they don’t even agree God has a Son called Jesus; they mock at this (God so loved the world…His Son”Jesus”) that God begetting Son. If they don’t agree on these fundamentals then were is question of praying or even born again or following commandments. I also feel strongly that proving Bible as authentic source would surely help… Read more »

AxlNSlash
AxlNSlash

As a Muslim, I have to commend you on at least getting the facts about what we believe about Jesus and our prophets correct. That is much appreciated. This article can’t even get the Muslim idea of the Injil correct. If it’s due to ignorance, it’s unacceptable, being written by Doctors of Religion. If it’s presented as such deliberately, then it’s deceptive and devilish. So thank you. I agree the New Testament is a better source about the socio-political environment about Jesus, his surroundings, the type of challenges he faced etc than the Quran. It’s not in the Quran at… Read more »

Jecals
Jecals

That’s why we must be Born Again in the name of Jesus John 3:1-8 not only believe in our mouth but also keep it His word(commandments) 1 John 2:1-5. Born Again is the only way to heaven as what the Bible says Amen. We call us a Born again Christian. All brothers and Sisters Christians,Muslims and none Muslims, we all read the Bible right? I do believe it’s the way of God that all people must know him better the most important thing is to do our Duty whatever you are of religious faith ” IS TO FEAR GOD” the… Read more »



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