Biblical Illness: “He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. (John 10:3-4) Vs “Then Jesus ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.” (Matthew 16:20; 8:4, 17:9, Mark 7:36, 8:30, 9:9, Luke 5:14, 8:56, 9:21).
Excuse; 1st) you must understand the context of the verse. Jesus did not want to tell anyone until he rose from the dead. 2nd) Jesus did not want to be overwhelmed with followers (Mark 7:36)
Rebuttal: 1st) Jesus, In the Bible, contradicted his own command because he told some that he was the Messiah before the crucifixion;
“The woman saith to him, I know that Messiah cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith to her, I that speak to thee am he.” (John 4:25-26)
“But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again, the high priest asked him, and said to him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am….” (Mark 14:61-62)
Therefore the first excuse is invalidated because in the Bible, Jesus himself contradicted that command and excuse and did not ask or prevent the woman he confessed to from telling others (John 4:28-29).
2nd) If Jesus did not want to be overwhelmed with followers, then this also invalidates him as an ultimate and true source of guidance because the True Guide wants everyone to know the Truth.
Quran Cure: God in the Quran is the True Guide:
Biblical Illness: “I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.” (1 Timothy 1:16) Vs Jesus showing an extreme lack of patience by supposedly cursing a fig tree for not producing fruit out of season;
“he [Jesus] felt hungry, and, noticing in the distance a fig-tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. But when he came there he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season for figs” (Mark 11:12-14).
Excuse; That is what it says but that is not what it means. The fig tree symbolizes Israel and Jesus was frustrated and cursed Israel for not producing fruit.
Rebuttal: (See Reply letter [E] 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?). There are multiple errors with this excuse besides it’s admission that Jesus is not patient. First, as we know at this point, Jesus told his disciples not to preach to Israel yet, so it is illogical to curse Israel before Jesus even tries to save Israel. Second, the phrase “not yet in season” would also conflict with the excuse that the fig tree is a metaphor for Israel. As Biblical commentaries confess, Jesus was simply hungry and –could not wait-.
Quran Cure: God in the Holy Quran does not become inpatient as Jesus does. God is characterized in the Quran by infinite patience:
“If Allah were to punish men according to what they deserve. He would not leave on the back of the (earth) a single living creature: but He gives them respite for a stated Term: when their Term expires, verily Allah has in His sight all His Servants.” (Quran 35:45)