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THE QURAN AND THE NEW WORLD TRANSLATION AGREE

JESUS IS GOD THE SON IN THE FLESH!

In this post I will employ both the Quran and the Bible versions produced or endorsed by the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society to show that Jesus and his inspired ambassadors identified Christ as God the Son.

In regards to the Holy Bible, I will use the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Study Edition) for the most part. In any other instance I will employ the versions which the Society itself publishes on their very own site: Online Bible. In the case of the Quran, I will be quoting from Arthur J. Arberry’s version.

The Muslim scripture attests that the Islamic deity called Allah is the Heir who owns the heavens and the earth as his inheritance:

But as for those who are niggardly with the bounty God has given them, let them not suppose it is better for them; nay, it is worse for them; that they were niggardly with they shall have hung about their necks on the Resurrection Day; and to God belongs the inheritance of the heavens and earth; and God is aware of the things you do. S. 3:180

To God belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and of the earth; and God is powerful over everything. S. 3:189

How is it with you, that you expend not in the way of God, and to God belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth? Not equal is he among you who spent, and who fought before the victory; those are mightier in rank than they who spent and fought afterwards; and unto each God has promised the reward most fair; and God is aware of the things you do. S. 57:10

It is We who give life, and make to die, and it is We who are the inheritors. S. 15:23

Surely We shall inherit the earth and all that are upon it, and unto Us they shall be returned. S. 19:40

and We shall inherit from him that he says, and he shall come to Us alone. S. 19:80

How many a city We have destroyed that flourished in insolent ease! Those are their dwelling-places, undwelt in after them, except a little; Ourselves are the inheritors. S. 28:58

Allah is further said to be the best of those who receive an inheritance:

And Zachariah — when he called unto his Lord, ‘O my Lord, leave me not solitary; though Thou art the best of inheritors.’ S. 21:89

This is why Islamic theology teaches that one of the many names of Allah happens to be “The Heir/Inheritor” (Al-Warith):

Al-Wârith: The Inheritor

The One who inherits and continues after all others have ceased to be; thus all returns to Him. He is the true owner of all.

Al-Warith is one of the Ninety-Nine Names.

“It is We who will inherit the earth and all those on it and. They will be returned to Us.” (19:39)

“We will inherit from him the things he is talking about and he will come to Us all alone.” (19:81)

“It is We who give life and cause to die and We are the Inheritor.” (15:23) (Aisha Bewley, The Divine Names)

However, according to only Scriptures that God inspired, the Holy Bible, the true God Jehovah is the Heir that possesses the heavens and the earth, and who shall eventually inherit all the nations on the day when he comes to judge the world in justice:

“Then David praised Jehovah before the eyes of all the congregation. David said: ‘May you be praised, O Jehovah the God of Israel our father, throughout all eternity. Yours, O Jehovah, are the greatness and the mightiness and the beauty and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Jehovah. You are the One exalting yourself as head over all.  The riches and the glory are from you, and you rule over everything, and in your hand there are power and mightiness, and your hand is able to make great and to give strength to all.’” 1 Chronicles 29:10-12

“Arise, O God, judge the earth; For thou shalt inherit all the nations.” Psalm 82:8 American Standard Version (ASV)

And yet the Christian Greek Scriptures testify that Jesus is the Heir by, through, and for whom all creation exists, being the unique, beloved incomprehensible and omniscient Son of God who owns everything that the Father possesses:

Lastly he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ On seeing the son, the cultivators said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and get his inheritance!’ So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.” Matthew 21:37-39

One more he had, a beloved son. He sent him to them last, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those cultivators said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard.” Mark 12:6-8

“At this the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What should I do? I will send my son, the beloved. They will likely respect this one.’ When the cultivators caught sight of him, they reasoned with one another, saying, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him so that the inheritance may become ours.’ So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them?” Luke 20:13-15

All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son is willing to reveal him.” Luke 10:22 – Cf. Matthew 11:27

“Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: ‘ALL authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth.’” Matthew 28:18

“The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.” John 3:35

“So Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he came from God and was going to God,” John 13:3

“That one will glorify me, because he will receive from what is mine and will declare it to you. All the things that the Father has are mine. That is why I said he receives from what is mine and declares it to you.” John 16:14-15

“just as you have given him authority over all flesh, so that he may give everlasting life to all those whom you have given to him… and all my things are yours and yours are mine, and I have been glorified among them.” John 17:1-2, 10

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For BY HIM were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created BY HIM, and FOR HIM: And he IS before all things, and BY HIM all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:13-18 King James Version (KJV)

“Long ago God spoke to our forefathers by means of the prophets on many occasions and in many ways. Now at the end of these days he has spoken to us by means of a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the systems of things. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact representation of his very being, and he sustains all things by the word of his power. And after he had made a purification for our sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Hebrews 1:1-3

The Bible further attests that, being the promised Messianic King, Jesus will physically, bodily return to the earth in order to both judge the world and also reign over the nations as his rightful inheritance:

“Yet me proclaim the decree of Jehovah; He said to me: ‘You are my son; Today I have become your father. Ask of me, and I will give nations as your inheritance And the ends of the earth as your possession.’” Psalm 2:7-8

“So we are declaring to you the good news about the promise made to the forefathers. God has completely fulfilled it to us, their children, by resurrecting Jesus; just as it is written in the second psalm: ‘You are my son; today I have become your father.’” Acts 13:32-33

“So he has become better than the angels to the extent that he has inherited a name more excellent than theirs. For example, to which one of the angels did God ever say: ‘You are my son; today I have become your father’? And again: ‘I will become his father, and he will become my son’?” Hebrews 1:4-5

“The seventh angel blew his trumpet. And there were loud voices in heaven, saying: ‘The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever.” Revelation 11:15

“… And the dragon kept standing before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth, it might devour her child. And she gave birth to a son, a male, who is to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away to God and to his throne… I heard a loud voice in heaven say: ‘Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God!’” Revelation 12:4b-5, 10

“I saw heaven opened, and look! a white horse. And the one seated on it is called Faithful and True, and he judges and carries on war in righteousness. His eyes are a fiery flame, and on his head are many diadems. He has a name written that no one knows but he himself, and he is clothed with an outer garment stained with blood, and he is called by the name The Word of God. Also, the armies in heaven were following him on white horses, and they were clothed in white, clean, fine linen. And out of his mouth protrudes a sharp, long sword with which to strike the nations, and he will shepherd them with a rod of iron. Moreover, he treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his outer garment, yes, on his thigh, he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” Revelation 19:11-16

“And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, flowing out from the throne of God AND OF the Lamb down the middle of its main street. On both sides of the river were trees of life producing 12 crops of fruit, yielding their fruit each month. And the leaves of the trees were for the healing of the nations. And there will no longer be any curse. But the throne of God AND OF the Lamb will be in the city, and his slaves will offer him sacred service; and they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” Revelation 22:1-4

Therefore, in light of what both the Quran and God’s only inspired Scriptures proclaim, for Christ to be the Heir of all creation by, through and for him all things exist, he must be God in the flesh (even though he is not the Father or the Holy Spirit). There’s simply no way around this revealed fact.

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