Black Spirituality Religion : Message of Moses and Jesus

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    Was Jesus Like unto Moses?

    That there were some insignificant dissimilarities between Moses and Jesus, such as the fact that Moses was married and Jesus was not, proves nothing.

    There were numerous disparities between Moses and Mohammed. Moses was born in Egypt, Mohammed in Mecca. Moses was taken by God at the age of 120; Mohammed died a natural death at the age of 63, etc.

    The reality is, however, there are significant similarities between the work of Moses and that of Christ. Consider the following:

    Kings sought to destroy both Moses and Jesus when they were babies (Ex. 1,2; Mt. 2).

    Both were sent by God to be deliverers (Ex. 3:8; Rom. 11:26).

    Both Moses and Christ authenticated their missions with miracles (Ex. 4:1ff; Jn. 20:30-31).

    Both gave laws from God (Jer. 31:31ff; Jn. 1:17).

    Both mediated on behalf of their people (Ex. 32:32; Gal. 3:19; 1 Tim. 2:5).

    Both supplied bread for the people (Ex. 16:15; Jn. 6:49ff).

    Both Moses and Christ had a “baptism” which provided a transition from bondage to freedom (Ex. 14:30; cf. 1 Cor. 10:2; Gal. 3:27).

    Both men were specially tended by God at the event of their deaths (Dt. 34:6; Lk. 23:46).

    Moses and Christ united in song in praising the mighty works of God (cf. Ex. 15; Rev. 15:3).

    It is not accurate, therefore, to assert: that “Jesus was unlike Moses in every way.” A comparison between Moses and Islam’s “prophet” cannot begin to compare with the parallels listed above.

    The Relationship of the Jews and Ishmaelites

    The fact that Moses and Ishmael sustained a distant relationship is hardly relevant in this matter. The Edomites (descendants of Esau) were also “brothers” to Israel (Obad. 10,12). In fact, the murder of a fellow-human is prohibited on the basis of a common “brother” relationship between all men, since all humans are made in God’s image (Gen. 9:6; cf. Acts 17:26-29).

    Was Mohammed the Prophet?

    To suggest that Mohammed is the “prophet” foretold in Deuteronomy 18 contradicts the Qur’an, which declares that the “Prophethood and Revelation” was to come through the “progeny” of Isaac and Jacob — not Ishmael (Sura 29:27). In his translation of this passage, A. Yusuf Ali has added the name “Abraham” in parentheses, so as to embrace Ishmael, though the patriarch’s name is not in the Arabic version of the text (Norman Geisler & Abdul Saleeb, Answering Islam, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1993, pp. 148-149).

    Was Mohammed the Prophet of Whom Moses Spoke?

    A young convert to Islam asserts that Mohammed was the "prophet" of whom Moses spoke in Deuteronomy 18:15ff. What are the facts regarding this matter?