What does the Koran say About Jesus?
Peace be upon you! I have been reading about Jesus in the Koran and have found some interesting things said about Jesus.
Surah al-Imram 3:42-55
42 And when the angels said: O Mary, Surely Allah (God) has chosen you above the women of the world. 43 O Mary, be obedient to your Lord (Yahweh) and humble yourself, and bow down with those who worship. 44 This is of the announcements relating to the unseen (Spirit) which We reveal to you; and you were not with them when they cast their pens to decide which of them should have you (Mary) in his charge, and you were not with them when they contended with one another.
Isa (Jesus) is the Chosen One, born of a virgin. Isa is holy.
45 When the angels said: O Mary, surely Allah (God) gives you good news with a Word from Him of One whose name is the Messaih (Christ), Isa (Jesus), son of Mary, who is worthy of respect in this world, and the hereafter and of those who come near to Allah (God); 46 and he shall speak to the people from birth to death, and he shall be one of the good ones. 47 She said: My Lord (Yahweh)! When shall a son be born to me, since a man has not touched me? He said: Even so, Allah (God) creates what He pleases; when He has spoken of a matter, He only says to it, Be, and it is.
The Scriptures of the Bible are approved, Isa (Jesus) has power over death.
48 And God will teach (Isa, Jesus) the Book and the Wisdom (Old Testament) and the Taurat (Torah) and the Injil (New Testament). 49 And make (Isa, Jesus) an apostle to the people of Israel: That I have come to you with a sign from your Lord (Yahweh), that I choose for you out of the dust like the form of a dove, then I breathe into it and it becomes a dove with Allah’s (God’s) permission and I(Isa, Jesus) heal the blind, and the leprous, and bring the dead to life with Allah’s (God’s) permission and I inform you of what you should eat and what you should store in your houses; most surely there is a sign in this for you, if you are believers. 50 And a verifier of that which came before me in the Taurat (Torah) and that I may allow you part of that which has been forbidden you, and I have come to you with a sign from your Lord (Yahweh) so be careful of your duty to Allah (God) and obey me. 51 Surely Allah (God) is my Lord (Yahweh) and your Lord (Yahweh), so serve God, this is the right path.
Isa (Jesus) is the way to Heaven (Eternal Life).
52 But when Isa (Jesus) perceived unbelief on their part, He said, Who will be my helpers in Allah’s (God’s) way? The disciples said, We are helpers in the way of Allah (God); We believe in Allah (God) and bear witness that we are submitting ones (followers, in Arabic-Muslims). 53 Our Lord (Yahweh) we believe in what You have revealed and we follow You, so write us down with those who bear witness. 54 And they (the Jews) plotted, but Allah (God) is the best of Planners. 55 And when Allah (God) said: O Isa (Jesus) I am going bring to an end (in death) Your days on earth and cause You to ascend ( bring to life again, resurrection) unto ME and purify You of those who disbelieve and make Your followers (Christians, Isahi Muslim, Muslims who follow Jesus) above those who refuse to believe (in Isa, Jesus) to the day of resurrection; then You shall return to Me and I will decide between You concerning that in which You differed (with them).
This passage plainly describes the miraculous birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and states that God will judge between those who believe in Jesus and those who don’t. It also states that those who believe in Jesus will be put above those who don’t, which is historically accurate. In 50 Isa said that His life verifies what the prophets had spoken of concerning Him in the earlier Scriptures (The Old and New Testaments written before the Koran.) In light of this passage Muslims need to acknowledge the truth of the Bible and study it to find eternal life in Christ Jesus. Christians should pray for the Isahi Muslims who seek to follow Jesus and pray for Muslims to have Isa dreams as many are now having. Many have seen visions of a prophet in a flowing white robe and white hair. This fits the description of Jesus on the Mount of transfiguration in Mathew 17:2 and also in Revelation 1:12-14 which describes Jesus as having a flowing white robe and hair as white as wool. As I myself have had Isa dreams where I have seen Jesus, I know how powerfully these dreams can change a heart and life. May the peace of Christ Jesus be on you all!