Is Jesus just an ordinary prophet as claimed by Muslims?

Question:

Posted by Ben Langcuyan Jr on July 1, 2011 at 9:30 am

By the way, any comment on these points?

“Pls read the following verses of the Bible need not to elucidate here:
Jesus Prophethood,
Mathew 19: 16-17
21:45-46
Jesus a mere servant of god,
Mathew 23:8-9
24:36
Jesus also pray,
Mathew 14:23
Jesus was merely for the Israel
Mathew 15:22-28
Jesus asked help while in the cross
Mathew 27:46″

Post back here or PM me: gang1033@yahoo.com T.Y.

Response:

Posted by Quirino M. Sugon Jr on July 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Ben,

Being a prophet only means that he was sent by God to tell the people the word of God. The Prophet Jeremiah, for example, begins his speech: “Listen to the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob! All you clans of the house of Israel, thus says the LORD” (Jer 2:4-5). Now, Jesus is a prophet because he speaks the word of God. But he is more than an ordinary prophet like Jeremiah. He is the Word of God Himself:

” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 He was in the beginning with God.33 All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be…And the Word became flesh 9 and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.1510 John testified to him and cried out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’”16 From his fullness we have all received, grace in place of grace, 1117 because while the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (Jn 1:14-17).

Jesus is the Father’s only Son. We only became adopted sons of God if we believe in His Son. The Sonship of Christ is unique. Christ is God. He was the Word who was in the beginning with God. So Christ is not just an ordinary prophet who speaks God’s words. Christ is God’s Word Himself Who Became Man. That is why, during the Transfiguration when Christ showed His glory as God’s Only Son, the Father said:

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” (Mt 17:5)

Listen to the parable of the tenants:

(A) man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and then went on a journey for a long time.10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenant farmers to receive some of the produce of the vineyard. But they beat the servant and sent him away empty-handed. 11 So he proceeded to send another servant, but him also they beat and insulted and sent away empty-handed. 12 Then he proceeded to send a third, but this one too they wounded and threw out. 13 The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I shall send my beloved son; maybe they will respect him.’ 14 But when the tenant farmers saw him they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him that the inheritance may become ours.’15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. (Lk 20:9-15)

God is the owner of the vineyard. The tenant farmers are the Pharisees who rule the Jews. The servants are the prophets. The beloved Son is Christ Himself. The servants has no blood relation with the landowner, but only the Son. In the same way, the prophets before Christ has no relation to the the Father, only the Son does. If the Father is God, then the Son must be truly God.

 

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About Quirino M. Sugon Jr
Theoretical Physicist in Manila Observatory

3 Responses to Is Jesus just an ordinary prophet as claimed by Muslims?

  1. A gift from the wilderness inspired by God…
    Satan has deceived the whole world Rev 12:9 until a woman delivers the true word John 1:1, Rev 12:5, Rev 12:13 from the wilderness Rev 12:6. God our Father will not put any child of his into a hell fire no matter what their sins. It never entered the heart or mind of God to ever do such a thing Jer 7:31, Jer 19:5. I invite you to prove all things commanded by God to be written at http://thegoodtale.wordpress.com “He that answereth a matter before he heareth it is a folly and a shame unto him Pro 18:13, Acts 3:23”.

  2. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Good Tale,

    What you are saying is the error of Origenism: apokatastasis, wherein both the just and the unjust will all go to heaven. This belief was was formally condemned in the first of the famous anathemas pronounced at the Council of Constantinople in 543: Ei tis ten teratode apokatastasis presbeuei anathema esto [See, also, Justinian, Liber adversus Originem, anathemas 7 and 9.] The doctrine was thenceforth looked on as heterodox by the Church. (Catholic Encyclopedia)

    The actual text in Jeremiah reads:

    “The people of Judah have done what is evil in my eyes, says the LORD. They have defiled the house which bears my name by setting up in it their abominable idols.31 In the Valley of Ben-hinnom they have built the high place of Topheth to immolate in fire their sons and their daughters, such a thing as I never commanded or had in mind.32 Therefore, beware! days will come, says the LORD, when Topheth and the Valley of Ben-hinnom will no longer be called such, but rather the Valley of Slaughter. For lack of space, Topheth will be a burial place. 33 The corpses of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the field, which no one will drive away. (Jer 7:30-33)

    What God never commanded nor never had in mind is to offer one’s own children to be burnt before the pagan idols (the modern day equivalent are the Idols of Lust where women offer their unborn children to be slaughtered by abortion clinics of Planned Parenthood). To extrapolate such verse to mean figuratively that God does not want to send men to hell, despite their wrongdoings, is false logic. It is for the sins of Israel that God will abandon Israel even though God’s temple was built in Israel:

    “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Reform your ways and your deeds, so that I may remain with you in this place.4 Put not your trust in the deceitful words: “This is the temple of the LORD! The temple of the LORD! The temple of the LORD!” (Jer 7:3-4)

    The greatest punishment for Israel is when God removes Himself away from Israel. In a similar way, the greatest punishment for man after death is not to be with God forever. This is greatest punishment of Hell.

    God wants sinners to be saved, but not against their will. This is what God said to prophet Ezekiel:

    “Only the one who sins shall die. The son shall not be charged with the guilt of his father, nor shall the father be charged with the guilt of his son. The virtuous man’s virtue shall be his own, as the wicked man’s wickedness shall be his own.21 But if the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just, he shall surely live, he shall not die.22 None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him; he shall live because of the virtue he has practiced.23 Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked? says the Lord GOD. Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil way that he may live?24 And if the virtuous man turns from the path of virtue to do evil, the same kind of abominable things that the wicked man does, can he do this and still live? None of his virtuous deeds shall be remembered, because he has broken faith and committed sin; because of this, he shall die. (Ez 18:20-24).

  3. Pingback: Will God not allow any man to be sent to hell no matter what their sins? « Monk’s Hobbit

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