One key neglected aspect of the gospels is the overwhelming evidence that Jesus was
understood to be exactly what he was and that was a Prophet of God sent to the lost sheep
of the children of Israel. When searching for the true meanings of ‘revelation’ or ‘scripture’,
it is absolutely necessary to approach and understand the text as it was understood during
the time of its revelation. It is a must that we approach the person and mission of Jesus the
way it was understood by those who knew him and were with him. If we do not do this, we
become susceptible to misinterpretation due to someone’s cultural and linguistic baggage. In
other words, if we view the mission and person of Jesus through the eyes of someone who
did not directly walk with Jesus or through our own interpretation, we unconsciously
compromise the purity of the text. When Christians hear Muslims say that we believe in
Jesus but as a Prophet of God not as part of a trinity, they are taken aback. However, let us
examine what the very people who are reported to have met Jesus believed according to the
book of Christianity. In Matthew, Chapter 13 verses 53-56, it relates the story of how the
Jews in a synagogue in Jesus’ homeland were astonished and offended at his preaching and
began to question him. In Matthew 13:57 it says, “…but Jesus said to them,’ A Prophet is not
without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.’”.
In Mark 6:4 it reads, But Jesus said unto them, ’A prophet is not without honor but in his own country,
and among his own kin, and in his own house.’
Also in Matthew 11:40-41;
“He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me, receiveth the One who sent me. He that
receiveth a Prophet in the name of a Prophet, shall receive a Prophet’s reward…”
In Matthew 21:10-11;
And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, who is this? And the multitude said,
This is Jesus, The Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
Matthew 21:46;
But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude because they took him for a Prophet.
Again, when asked about the commandments in Matthew 22:36-39;
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Then in the very next verse it reads, “On these two commandments hang the law and all the prophets.”
In Luke 7:16 it reads, “ and there came a fear on all; And they glorified God saying, That a great prophet
is risen up among us…”
In our search for truth, we must use what is consistent in meaning and purpose. We have
already shown that an argument against the idea that Jesus was in fact a Prophet flies in the
face of consistency. The verses that may be used from the gospels to prove that Jesus was
the ‘son’ of God or one of three in a trinity have already proven to be inconsistent with the
rest of the Bible and with the gospels themselves.
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