Where does god gain more honour?

 Image: Jacob Meyer,  Unsplash

Image: Jacob Meyer, Unsplash

Individuals from a local Mahabba prayer group have been involved in running a meeting for better understanding (MBU). 30 Muslims attended the event with Christians and heard the Gospel very clearly.

A Muslim speaker made a very startling statement, quoting from Deuteronomy 21:23.

Whoever hangs on the wood is cursed by God

He went on to say:

For this reason, it is impossible for us to believe that Jesus died on the cross. God would never allow such a terrible thing to be said about one of the greatest prophets

The Christian speaker succeeded very well in building the Gospel precisely on this truth:

Jesus took the curse that had been caused by our sin and paid the punishment of death on our behalf

It was clear that from a Muslim perspective, the death of Jesus is a great sign of God’s weakness.

Therefore, it is very important to emphasise that:

The Gospel does not finish with the curse and death of Jesus, but continues with the lifting of the curse by his resurrection!

A great question to ask Muslims regarding this central issue is:

Where does God gain more honour, by preventing the death of Jesus, as it is described in the Q uran, or by raising him from the dead, as described in the Bible?

The answer is self evident.

For more helpful answers and resources on how to speak with grace and truth to Muslims, check out the Christianity Explained website.