Biblical Illness: “This was the true light that gives light to every man who comes into the world.” (John 1:9) Vs A woman of Canaan when she sought blessings for her daughter:
“But he answered and said, I am sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 15:24)
Even when she asked for help and begged, she was told:
“It is not meet to take the children’s bread and to cast it to dogs.” (Matthew 15:26)
In the Bible, it shows that eventually, Jesus helped her but after delaying, arguing, and slandering her with the insult “bitch”.
Excuse; 1st) that is what it says but that is not what it means. Jesus was using metaphors common towards gentiles (non-Jews). 2nd) Jesus was making an example of her to the disciples that gentiles should be blessed too.
Rebuttal: 1st) (See Reply letter [F] in Rebuttal Jesus’ Original Language is Aramaic, Thus Pagan Greek Translations Are Invalid. The Quran Has Been Kept Pure in the Semitic Language Arabic that is Like Aramaic for 1,400 Years, Why Drink Sick Polluted Water When You Can Drink Pure Water?). Whether a Jew or gentile, such metaphors are insulting and an additional barrier to cross to receive a blessing. The blessing is delayed because of her ethnicity. 2nd) In the Bible, Jesus was obviously not trying to teach anything to his disciples about gentiles other than to continue to avoid them and avoid giving them blessings;
“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 10:5-6)
Even after Jesus departed;
“Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.” (Acts 11:19)
Quran Cure: God in the Holy Quran is swift in rewarding all people who have sought reward:
“And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), those who believe in Allah, and that which has been revealed to you and in that which has been revealed to them, humbling themselves before Allah: They will not sell the Revelations of Allah for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with their Lord, and Allah is swift in account.” (Quran 3:199)
“Or do those who have wrought evil deeds think that We shall make them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds, – that their life and their death shall be equal? Bad is their judgment!” (Quran 45:21)
Biblical Illness: “Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20) and “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also.” (John 10:16) Vs When an armed group came to apprehend Jesus, the disciples of Jesus instead of staying by the side and security of Christ, instead the disciples, disowned, dispersed and ran away from Christ:
“And they all forsook him, and fled.” (Mark 14:50)
Excuse; all those with Jesus were supposed to -scatter away- from him as a fulfillment of prophecy (Zechariah 13:7).
Rebuttal: First, if indeed it was predicted that all the followers of Christ would abandon him, then this prediction confirms Jesus is not a gatherer; instead, the fear of being associated with Christ makes him a disperser. Second, a closer look at (Zechariah 13:7) dispels the notion that the character foretold is Jesus;
“And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the Lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.” (Zechariah 13:3)
We see from the preceding passage that the individual foretold was born by a man and woman, while Jesus had no father, second, Mary believed Jesus because angel Gabriel foretold her of Jesus.
In conclusion, whether the desertion by the disciples was foretold or not, in either case, the fact remains that Jesus is not a gatherer, instead he caused many men to flee away from him as was the case with many of the righteous Prophets, who were sent with the message of God, for only God could gather all of the humans, not a messenger.
Quran Cure: Over one billion Muslims gather everyday shoulder to shoulder and foot to foot, to praise our Creator:
Biblical Illness: “Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon that your faith may not fail.” (Luke 22:31-32) Vs “And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan” (Mark 1:13, Matthew 4:1, Luke 4:2).
In addition, the Bible states that Jesus was tempted by the Devil in all aspects of his life;
“For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)
Therefore, Jesus cannot protect us from the Devil when Jesus himself is tempted by Satan.
Excuse; Due to Jesus being in the flesh form, he was susceptible to temptation.
Rebuttal: Here the Trinitarians confess Jesus was tempted, thus contradicting themselves regarding the divinity of Christ because the Bible also says God cannot be tempted;
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one” (James 1:13)
In conclusion, the Trinitarians are repeatedly telling us that Jesus is God while in the process; they are creating even more contradictions with in the Bible. Jesus by the characterization of his temptation cannot protect us from Satan when Christ himself is enticed.
Quran Cure: God, the Holy One in the Quran is our True Protector:
“Secret counsels are only (inspired) by the Devil, in order that he may cause grief to the Believers; but he cannot harm them in the least, except as Allah permits; and on Allah let the Believers put their trust.” (Quran 58:10)