Biblical Illness: “And God said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” (Exodus 33:20) and “No man hath seen God at any time” (John 1:18) Vs “Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.” (John 18:20)
Excuse; Jesus was not God on earth.
Rebuttal: Agreed; nor is Jesus (God) in Heaven because God does not lose the “status” of being God wherever God is (Joshua 2:11).
Quran Cure: The Holy Quran corrects this conflict in the Bible:
Biblical Illness: “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35) Vs Jesus in a major contradiction does not even provide for himself when he is –hungry-;
“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; 1st) 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. 2nd) Jesus was speaking of spiritual hunger, not physical hunger.
Rebuttal: 1st) There are multiple errors with this excuse besides it’s admission that Jesus does not feed his own hunger for as we all know God is Self Sufficient. 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-; Third, instead of making the tree bear fruit, Jesus cursed it so that it would not feed his hunger or the hunger of his disciples ever again.
2nd) Jesus also lacked to provide himself with spiritual hunger as well in the Bible for after passionate praying, Jesus says;
“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Furthermore, physical hunger is in fact intertwined with spiritual hunger, as Jesus uses food as metaphors, Jesus also goes in the desert to abstain from food as a spiritual challenge;
“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and nights, Jesus was hungry.” (Matthew 4:1-2)
Quran Cure: We see in the Quran that God is the Provider for everyone, including Jesus (Quran 4:157):
“No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me. For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance, – Lord of Power, – Steadfast (for ever).” (Quran 51:57-58)
Here Allah clarifies that He does not need any food from any creature (including trees), and Allah is the one who provides contentment to all. Furthermore, the context of these verses implies the “sustenance” can be spiritual or physical: “Woe, then, to the Unbelievers…” (Quran 51:60)
Biblical Illness: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) Vs We see that Jesus the man ceased to exist;
“With a loud cry Jesus died.” (Mark 15:37)
Excuse; Jesus had to die to fulfill scripture.
Rebuttal: This confirms Jesus was not everlasting, which affirms that as a man, Jesus was not God.
Quran Cure: The Holy Quran describes a True Everlasting God:
“Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep.” (Quran 2:255)
Therefore, not only does God in the Quran not die, but God does not even sleep!
“Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal.” (Quran 3:2)