JESUS SAID: “…If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.” Matthew 19:17
The Almighty God sent prophets and Messengers to guide mankind out of darkness into light. Some of them like Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus were sent as light for their followers.
Although these messengers came different times, the principle of the message was the same: No other gods beside the One true God.
According to John 17:3 “ Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” This was understood then by the lost sheep of Israel. Whoever think of God as three in one, it is not true. For Jesus said: “They might know you the Only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
If anyone claim to follow Jesus Christ, he or she has to believe he was a messenger sent by God. According to John 11:41-42: “(…) so that they may believe, that you sent me.”
WHAT WAS THE MESSAGE OF JESUS
- God is one. My God and your God according to John 20:17 .
- You should worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.
- According to Mark 12:28-29, Hear O Israel. The Lord our God is one Lord.
The message of One God was not a new thing in the time of Jesus. Even at the time of Moses who received the Ten Commandments, he message was already there. Moses Said to the lost sheep of Israel: “You shall not have other gods before me. Exodus 20:3-5“.
Deuteronomy 5:7-9 You shall not have other gods before me.
Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear O Israel the Lord our God is One Lord.
The system from God was one in principle, although Messengers came time to time but the message was the same. That same principle is practiced by Muslims up to today: God is only One.
HOW TO ENTER ETERNAL LIFE
How to enter eternal life? keep the commandment as was said by Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (peace be upon them all).
One may ask which way to enter heaven. At the time of Jesus, a rich man came to Jesus and asked “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life? Jesus replied,” Why do you ask me about what is good? There’s only One who is good. That is God. If you want to enter eternal life, obey the commandments.” “Which ones?” the man inquired. Jesus replied,” Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honour your father and mother, and love your neighbour as yourself.” Matthew 19:16-19; see also Luke 18:18; Luke 10:25-37
Heaven is belong to God, therefore He commanded mankind to obey his commandments if you need or wish to enter eternal life. Do not change that nature which God created for mankind Qur’an 30:30 .
The purpose we have been created for is to worship God as Quran say 51:56 “And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me ( Alone).”
HOW DID JESUS WORSHIP HIS GOD
At the time of Abrahams, he fell face down and God talked with him Genesis 17:3.
Moses and Aaron fell faces down and the Glory of the God appeared unto them Numbers 20:6. Joshua fell face down on the earth and worship as Muslims do Joshua 5:14. At the time of Jesus did the same as the previous Messengers did. According to Matthew 26:39 Jesus fell face down and prayed. When the last and final Messenger Prophet Muhammad came he taught the same.
Qur’an says 22:77 O you who believe! Bow down, and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord and do good that you may be successful.
Qur’an says 48:29 You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer) seeking bounty from God.
WASH BEFORE WORSHIP
Take shoes off, was the command given to Prophet Moses Exodus 3:5. Same as Muslims do: Qur’an 20:12 Take Shoes off, .
Exodus 40:30-33 to wash before worship is a command from God.
John 13:4-5 Jesus Taught his disciples to wash same as Muslims do.
Qur’an 5:6 O you who believe! When you intend to offer prayer wash.
All the Messengers came with the same principle of one message.
JESUS NEVER ATE UNLAWFUL FOOD SAME AS MUSLIMS
Leviticus 11:7-8 Pig is unclean
Deuteronomy 14:8 Pig is unclean
Isaiah 65:2-5 Pig is unclean, God will punish those who eat pig.
Qur’an 2:173 Pig is unlawful food.
Qur’an 5:3 Pig is unlawful food.
Qur’an 6:145 Pig is unlawful food.
Qur’an 16:115 Pig is unlawful food.
ALCOHOL IS NOT FROM JESUS
Proverbs 20:1 Whoever drink alcohol is not wise.
Ephesians 5:18 Don’t be drunk with wine.
Qur’an says 5:90 Oh you who have believed! Intoxicant, is Satan hand work.
JESUS CIRCUMCISED SAME AS MUSLIM DO.
Genesis 17:9-10 Abraham and generations to come must circumcise.
Leviticus 12:1-3 Lord said to Moses, on the eighth day baby is to be circumcised.
Luke 2:21 Jesus did the same on the eight day he circumcised and the name Jesus was given to him.
All the Muslims do the same by obeying the covenant of the circumcision.
Jesus never ate with his left hand
Jesus never cut his beard
Jesus never disrespected his mother Qur’an 19:30-32
Jesus always dressed like Muslims, worshipped God like the way Muslims do.
If being Christian means one who follows Jesus teachings then Muslims are more Christians than Christians themselves.