Biblical Illness: “God was pleased through him to reconcile to himself all things by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” (Colossians 1:19, 20) Vs “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34)
Excuse; that is what it says but that is not what it means; there is a distinction between the purpose and the result.
Rebuttal: Jesus’ Original Language is Aramaic, Thus Pagan Greek Translations Are Invalid. The Quran Has Been Kept Pure in the Semitic Language of Arabic that is Like Aramaic for 1,400 Years, Why Drink Sick Polluted Water When You Can Drink Pure Water?
We still see that even if we only focus on the result (rather than the purpose to “send a sword to earth”); Jesus came and left us with commotion since his birth.
“He gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its neighborhood who were two years old and younger-this was done in accordance with what he had learned from the visitors about the time when the star had appeared.” (Matthew 2:16)
And after Jesus departed;
“Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.” (Acts 14:19)
We see that when Jesus came to the earth and when he departed from the earth, there was commotion as was the case with all Prophets and no peace, even to this day, wars continue. The farfetched claim that Jesus reconciled “all things” by “making peace through his blood” possesses any validity. “All things” were and are not at peace as the Bible claims Jesus established.
Quran Cure: The Holy Quran clarifies that God, unlike Jesus, can truly bring peace but that peace is conditional on the humans’ freedom to choose peace. If humans seek love, they will receive love, so the Quran gives us multiple corrections in that 1) there was no unconditional blood sacrifice in the Quran and 2) God teaches how to Truly attain Peace in the Quran:
“And remember Abraham said: “My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and feed its people with fruits,-such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day.” He answered: As for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire – a hapless journey’s end!” (Quran 2:126)
Therefore, God answered the prayer of Prophet Abraham, but specified the conditions for peace.
“Wherewith Allah guideth him who seeks His good pleasure to ways of peace and safety, and leadeth them out of darkness, by His will, unto the light,- guideth them to a path that is straight.” (Quran 5:16)
Peace is not granted unconditionally to everyone through a blood sacrifice as the Bible claims; instead, there are various realistic conditions to receive Peace from the Giver of Peace:
“But if the enemy inclines towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah: for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things).” (Quran 8:61)
Other than the conditions for peace on earth, the Quran clarifies that the ultimate place of Peace is in Heaven, where tranquility is truly conciliated:
“(This will be) their cry therein: “Glory to Thee, O Allah!” And “Peace” will be their greeting therein! and the close of their cry will be: “Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!” (Quran 10:10)
“But Allah doth call to the Home of Peace: He doth guide whom He pleaseth to a way that is straight.” (Quran 10:25)
In conclusion, God teaches us 1) peace on earth is conditional 2) those who sincerely seek peace will receive peace; 3) the ultimate place of peace is Heaven. Finally, unlike Jesus, God in the Quran is the Source of Peace:
“Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme: Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him. (Quran 59:23)
Biblical Illness: “Trust in God; trust also in me (John 14:1) Vs “(Jesus said) “Go to the festival yourselves. I am not going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee; but after his brothers had gone to the festival, he went also, not openly, but in secret.” (John 7:8-10)
Excuse; It was not a lie because Jesus did not go in the fashion the brothers wanted him to, they wanted Jesus to go openly, and Jesus went privately.
Rebuttal: The issue is not whether Jesus was intending to go privately instead of out in the open, the subject is that Jesus claimed to have stated “I’m not going”, and as soon as the brothers left, In the Bible, Jesus is depicted to have broken his word and went.
Quran Cure: We see from the Quran we can consistently put our Trust in God “And put thy trust in Him Who lives and dies not; and celebrate his praise; and enough is He to be acquainted with the faults of His servants” (Quran 25:58)
“(But) among (their) Allah-fearing men were two on whom Allah had bestowed His grace: They said: “Assault them at the (proper) Gate: when once ye are in, victory will be yours; But on Allah put your trust if ye have faith.” (Quran 5:23)
“Our Lord can reach out to the utmost recesses of things by His knowledge. In the Allah is our trust. our Lord! decide Thou between us and our people in truth, for Thou art the best to decide.” (Quran 7:89)
We see that Allah has and is Trusted while even as Jesus was allegedly on the cross, he was not trusted in (Mark 15:32)