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The way of Jesus (PBUH) rescue from the conspiracy

Posted on: 27/08/2010

The way of Jesus (PBUH) rescue from the conspiracy

If the evidence proved Jesus’ (PBUH) rescue and that, he was safe from his wicked enemies’ conspiracy, there is still another question, which is, how did Jesus (PBUH) escape and been rescued from this conspiracy?The Holy Quran and the Sunna of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) do not mention how exactly Jesus (PBUH) was rescued. All what the Quran mentions is that Allah (S.W.) made someone look like Jesus (PBUH), then his enemies took him, without knowing that.Thus, we go back to the Gospels, which talk about the claimed crucifixion, to see how Jesus was rescued. We must read what is between the lines in the Gospels stories to find the truth, which the evangelists claimed its opposite.First, we have to mention that Muslims do not mind going through the details in the Gospels, even if we doubt about some of them. We accept them for the sake of the discussion with Christians.Among these details:1) Jesus (PBUH) left the garden accompanied by his disciples. He told them that one of the disciples would betray him, and help the Jews, who wanted to crucify him.2) Jesus (PBUH) prayed so long that night, he prayed deeply to Allah (S.W.) to save him from death.3) Jesus (PBUH) accepted what Allah (S.W.) predetermined for him, as he said, “not as I will, but as thou wilt.”(Matthew 26:39), and “thy will be done.” (Matthew 26:42)4) Jesus (PBUH) was praying while the disciples were asleep, and he had tried to wake them up time after time.5) Judah Iscariot, the betrayer, and the soldiers reached the garden carrying lights and swords to catch Jesus (PBUH) and the sign was that Jesus (PBUH) is the one whom Judah kisses.6) The crowd reached, and Jesus (PBUH) asked them about whom they wanted. They answered that they wanted Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus (PBUH) then said, “When therefore he said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.” (John 18: 6).7) Peter tried to defend him, but he could not, then he ran away with all the disciples.8) The one they caught (not Jesus) was taken to be prosecuted by the high priest, then to Pilates. Peter was following him, and he denied him, in that night, three times.9) During the prosecution, the high priest asked the captured to swear whether he is the Messiah or not, he answered him, “Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven .” (Matthew 26:64).10) The court condemned the captured to death, and led to Pilate, who asked him if he was the king of the Jews. He answered: “you have said so”, and he did not say a word after that, which surprised Pilate.11) The Judge did not find the captured guilty of a crime that is punishable by death. He wanted to release him, but the crowd insisted on crucifying him, and releasing Barabbas. The judge then declared that he is irresponsible of his death, and then deliver him to them.12) The captured was taken to the crucifixion place, and he was crucified beside two thieves.13) The captured cried on the cross, they gave him vinegar, and then he died.Muslims disagree with the Gospels on an important matter, which is, who was the captured and taken from the garden?Muslims believe that he was Judah Iscariot, the betrayer disciple. However, we have to prove that, as it is a matter of controversy, and we have proved that from the evidence of the book of Psalms.Let us imagine that the captured was Judah, and those who captured him were confused, believing that he was Jesus (PBUH). Imagine also the walking crowd – about a thousand of people carrying lights and swords – and Judah was leading them.When the crowd reached the garden, the disciples were asleep. Jesus (PBUH) tried to wake them up but could not, despite the difficulty of the situation they slept deeply. The crowd and Judah approached Jesus (PBUH), and the disciples were still asleep. When Jesus (PBUH) told them, “”When therefore he said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.” (John 18:6)Here, we pause to read what the Gospels lines did not mention.What is the point of their falling? What made them fall? How their falling helped Jesus (PBUH), if they catch him after that? Why they did not fall again when they wanted to catch him later?Let us imagine what happened that moment. Judah approached Jesus (PBUH) to kiss him as a sign for the soldiers, in that moment the soldiers approached, carrying lights and swords, to catch Jesus (PBUH), then Allah’s (S.W.) great power occurred – as mentioned by John- and they fell down, after they retreated.I leave it to you, to imagine what happened after they fell down. There – for sure – were much noise, colliding and falling. After this disorder, they got up, astonished by what happened to them.They saw Judah astonished after seeing Jesus (PBUH) ascending to heaven. Allah (S.W.) made him look like Jesus (PBUH). However, who would expect that that was Judah, and who would know him then?The moment the soldiers fell down, was the moment of Jesus’ (PBUH) rescue as described in the book of Psalms, “Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed.. They are bowed down and fallen; But we are risen, and stand upright.”(Psalms 20:6-8)In another Psalm, “but bless thou: When they arise, they shall be put to shame.” (Psalms 109:28)Other Psalms record that great moment, “Then shall mine enemies turn back.” (Psalms 56:9), “let them be put to shame and confounded That seek after my soul: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.” (Psalms 70:2), “When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.” (Psalms 27:2), “Let them be put to shame and confounded together That seek after my soul to destroy it: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.”(Psalms 40:14), and others.Then Judah was taken to be prosecuted, to Pilate’s court and they doubted his identity all the way. The high priest doubted him and his answers to Pilate and Herod showed his astonishment and his being unable to tell the truth, which no one will believe him if he told about. He answered them, “You have said so.” (Matthew 27:11)When the nobles and the high priests gathered in daytime, “And as soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away into their council, saying, If thou art the Christ, tell us. But he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe. and if I ask you, ye will not answer. But from henceforth shall the Son of man be seated at the right hand of the power of God. And they all said, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.” (Luke 22:66-70)Nothing could explain his strange answers and there strange questions except saying that the one whom they took was not Jesus (PBUH). These strange questions came from people who used to see Jesus (PBUH) every day. The similarity made the high priests doubt about the identity of whom the have taken. They have tried to know from him, but he did not deny nor affirm.Judah knew that there was no point of his denial. No one would believe him. It is also possible that because of his regret, he accepted his punishment from Allah (S.W.) to be crucified instead of Jesus (PBUH); he might by doing so save Jesus (PBUH). Thus, he kept silent.This is not far from what the Gospels mentioned about Judah’s end; that because of his regret he hanged himself and committed suicide.He fulfilled the prophecies of Psalms, “When he is judged, let him come forth guilty…And let another take his office.” (Psalms 109:7-8), he came to catch Jesus (PBUH), but he could not, “That which I took not away I have to restore.” (Psalms 69:4)One might be confused, as Matthew mentioned that Judah hanged himself and was not crucified. (See Matthew 27:2-5) It is enough to dispute that to mention that Acts mentions that he died by falling and his bowels came out (See Acts 1:16-20).The reason of this contradiction between the two Gospels is Judah disappearance. Both Matthew and Luke created an end for Judah that suits his crime. This contradiction means that there was a real end for Judah, which both of the writers did not know, thus, they made up their own stories.One might object Jesus’ (PBUH) ascending and rescue before the crucifixion referring to the stories of the resurrection, which tell that Jesus’ (PBUH) was on the earth after the crucifixion.However, this objection is unacceptable in this matter, because it relies on weak stories. Nevertheless, these stories do not contradict Jesus’ (PBUH) rescue, but they assure it. Jesus’ (PBUH) being on earth means that he was still alive. His hiding from the Jews and the Romans in many images (See John 20:14-15), (Luke 24:13, John 21:1-7), prevented even the disciples of knowing him. In fact, that proves Jesus’ (PBUH) rescue from death, not his rising from it.If Jesus (PBUH) was able to conquer death, he would not be afraid from it another time and he would not hide from the Jews. Death will not come to him again, as the writer of Hebrews mentioned, “And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this cometh judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27).In Romans, Paul said, “But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death no more hath dominion over him.” (Romans 6:8-9)Thus, there is no explanation for his hiding except that he was rescued from death, and he was worried that his enemies might find out and then try to kill him again.Barnabas mentioned in his Gospel that Jesus (PBUH), after his rescue and ascending to heaven, came back again to say good-bye to his mother before he ascends again.Barnabas mentioned also that Jesus (PBUH) told him the truth after Judah’s death. He said, ‘O Master, seeing that God is merciful, wherefore hath he so tormented us, making us to believe that thou wert dead? And thy mother hath so wept for thee that she hath been nigh to death; and thou, who art an holy one of God, on thee hath God suffered to fall the calumny that thou wert slain amongst robbers on the Mount Calvary. Jesus answered… “And though I have been innocent in the world, since men have called me “God,” and “Son of God,” God, in order that I be not mocked of the demons on the day of judgment, hath willed that I be mocked of men in this world by the death of Judas, making all men to believe that I died upon the cross. And this mocking shall continue until the advent of Mohammed, the messenger of God, who, when he shall come, shall reveal this deception to those who believe in God’s law.’ (Barnabas 220:14-20)Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) came and told the truth, which, Christians did not know for long time. Allah (S.W.) is right when he says, “That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah.;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:- Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.”

(An NiSA’:157-158)


By Dr.Mongiz Al-Sakkar ,PhD

Mekka , Saudi Arabia


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