No, you are not honouring Jesus when you say that Jesus was Just A Prophet. If you are Muslim, Click here to know who is the Triune God before proceeding to reply. Muslims are the cause for the Ultimate insult to Jesus by denying his Divinity. Denying the Son is where the Line is Drawn. John the apostle states that it is AntiChrist who denies the Incarnation of the Son.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess [a]that Jesus [b]Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming and is now already in the world.1 John 4:1-3
Taking out the most important portion of the above scripture, let me reiterate.
Every spirit that does NOT confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is NOT of God
Before mentioning the above, John clearly said that such doctrines are produced by FALSE PROPHETS.
What does it mean by “COME IN THE FLESH”?
In simple terms, GOD, THE SON, Came in Human Form(Flesh) from a Form that was Not at all Human. This process is termed INCARNATION. He took the Human Form and Came in. In the narration of Christmas, every Christian is Celebrating the entry of God into Humanity. It is not like celebrating the Birthday of some important person.
Paul the Apostle, summarises the Incarnation and the Ministry of Jesus in his epistle to the Philippians.
6 Who, BEING IN THE FORM OF GOD, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and TOOK UPON HIM THE FORM OF A SERVANT, and was MADE IN THE LIKENESS OF MEN: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.Phil 2:6-11
In another passage, he quotes the same event in a nutshell
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.1 Tim 3:16
The Ultimate Insult to Jesus by denying his Divinity
Most of the questions by Muslims with regards to Christ are arising out of their evil satanic nature to blaspheme God the Son. They somehow want to elevate their False Prophet above Jesus Christ the Incarnate God. Therefore, the evil spirit causes them to blaspheme. Jesus says, if you do not HONOUR HIM IN THE SAME WAY AS THE FATHER, You DISHONOUR THE FATHER TOO. You CANNOT honour the Father as GOD and Honour the Son as a Prophet. Muslims Blaspheme Jesus by dishonouring him and hence is also considered as DISHONOURING THE FATHER.
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.John 5:23
John explicitly says that The LIAR who has the Spirit of AntiChrist Denies the Son. (1 John 2:22-23)
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
Christians understand the predicament of Muslims. They know that their Prophet cannot be marketed among people with some common sense. Therefore, they have to latch on to the Lord Jesus Christ and connect Muhammad somehow to get any leverage. In the process, Muslims Blaspheme Jesus, the Son of God. We will continue this series showcasing the ultimate insult to Jesus by denying his Divinity.
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