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Examining Jesus & Muhammad

Do you recall the 2006 Muslim riots in Denmark over the publication of political cartoons depicting Muhammad as a terrorist? The terrible affront was that pictures of Muhammad at been drawn at all. He is too highly esteemed by Muslims to ever be drawn, even in a “respectful” illustration.

I.                  Who Was Muhammad?

Muhammad’s Story








II.               Who Was the Prophet Isa (Jesus) In Islam?

Jesus Christ

Muhammad’s Isa (Jesus)



Their Claims

III.           Both Claimed to be ________________ in Scripture

A.     Is Muhammad in Deuteronomy 18:18?

B.     Is Muhammad in John 14, 15, 16?

Facts about Old Testament Prophecy






C.     Jesus fulfilled prophecies and many where out of man’s control!

1.      No one can choose where they are born (Matt. 2:5).

2.      No one can choose their family (Jer. 23:5).

3.      Few can choose their death (Ps. 22:6-18).

IV.            Both Claimed to be Appointed __________________ of God

A.     God gave tests for prophets.

1.      First test: Accompanying ____________________ (Deut. 13:1; Mk. 16:20).

2.      Second test: ___________________ with previous revelation (Deut. 13:2-5).

B.     Does Jesus Pass the Tests? _______________

C.     Does Muhammad Pass the Tests? _______________

V.               Both Claimed to be the _____________________ to Follow

A.     But Muhammad is a law unto himself!

1.      Only he could marry more than 4 wives (Surah 4:3; 33:50).

2.      Only he could defer or take wives at his whim (Surah 33:51).

3.      He should be addressed above other Muslim men (Surah 33:56).

4.      He deserves special etiquette (Surah 33:53).

B.     Jesus sought no special favors and is the example to follow!

1.      He humbled Himself (Phil. 2:7-8).

2.      He experienced trial & temptation (Heb. 2:17; 4:15).

3.      He lived consistent with His own teaching & all law of Moses (Matt. 5:17-18).

4.      He challenged His enemies to name His sin (John 8:46).

Who Will You Follow?


Glory to God in the church by Christ Jesus
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