Jesus: Son of God or pre-Mohammed prophet?

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    Muslims believe that God is one, that there are no gods except the God. They may contend that even though Christians claim to be monotheists, they actually believe in more than one God. Since Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, they therefore err like other people of ancient or modern times who have believed in a plurality of gods or the sons and daughters of God.

    So often Muslim-Christian religious discussion breaks on the topic of Jesus' Sonship. The Christian affirms that Jesus is the Son of God; the Muslim denies that Jesus is the Son of God. Both simply agree to disagree, each convinced that he is right and the other is wrong, as they go their separate ways.

    But is there another alternative? In suggesting that there is, the following questions are proposed: Has the Christian truly understood what Jesus' Sonship means to the Muslim and why the Muslim rejects it? Has the Muslim truly understood what Jesus Sonship means to the Christian and why the Christian affirms it? On this topic, which for centuries has been notorious for generating more heat than light, could both agree to explain their relative positions more fully and to listen to one another more intently and courteously?

    The intention of this essay is to help both Muslims and Christians to penetrate a little deeper into the Biblical concept of Jesus as the Son of God and the significance of this idea for Christians. At the same time, it is hoped that this essay, as it unfolds, demonstrates at least some sensitivity towards a truly Muslim position on this vital topic. Where it needs correction or amplification, gladly let Muslim friends provide it.

    http://www.answering-islam.org/Hahn/son.html
     
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    Which religion came first? Who is the false prophet? If Christianity is a off spring of Judaism, Did Islam exist before or after Judaism?
     
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    Prime yourself.

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    Judaism - is the oldest of the monotheistic faiths
    Christianity - is a monotheistic religion founded by the followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus, a Jew
    Islam - one of the three major monotheistic faiths, was founded in Arabia by Muhammad between 610 and 632 Muhammad was born in A.D. 570
    So Muhammad brother of the Jew was teaching his own brand before Christ.
    So, who is the false prophet, or has that not yet to come?
     
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    Hinduism, and its precursors from the Aryan invasion of India centuries ago, predates almost all of the worlds major religions. Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are fairly contemporaneous, predating early Christianity by some 500-600 years. The rest is history.
     
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    What was this about halloween being supressed in puyallup?
     
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    I dont recall any of these belifes having crusades, inquisitions or suicide bombers.
     
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    You must have missed something. Jesus was born around 4 B.C. (the monk who determined the year of his birth made a math error). He died in 30 A.D. Mohammed was 600 years later. So Jesus came before Mohammed.

    Who is the false prophet? Not sure. But Bully will tell you it's Dubya.
     
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    Assume the choice is only Son of God or Pre-Mohammed Prophet. I don't believe he was the Son of God so, logically, this assumption would require me to believe he was a Pre-Mohammed Prophet.

    However, the disjunction does not seem wholly accurate to me...there may be other choices.
     
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    Christ was born 4 years B.C. B.efore C.hrist?
    So, Mohammed, wanted in on this scam and came up with his own book of vitures, that include when you take off a infadels head you must make the first cut towards Mecca.
    I want my own book of virtues, it will teach how to enslave the weak from all four corners of the earth and use technology to efficiently manage them.
     

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