Muslims, let me ask you something. Is Jesus more than a prophet? They said “No, he’s nothing more than a prophet.” “I see. Is he the greatest of all prophets?” “Muhammad is the greatest.” I said, “Let’s see if your Quran agrees.” I’m going to take you to four references and ask the question “Who is the greater, Muhammad or Jesus, just starting with the Quran.”
Surah 19:20 says very clearly that Jesus was born of a virgin and that’s why everyone believes that the Virgin Mary bore Jesus. There’s not a Muslim that disbelieves that because they have to argue with their own Quran. Was Muhammad born of a virgin? No. Was Muhammad born miraculously? No. So there’s nothing special about Muhammad’s birth? But Jesus had a special birth. Yes. Why should he be born of a virgin? Every Muslim I asked this question, I said “Why specifically should he be born of a virgin?”, they don’t know because the Quran doesn’t tell them. So what is a Muslim supposed to do when they don’t know something? Surah 10:94, Surah 21:7 say if you have any question, go to the people of the book, come to us. Surah 29:46 Don’t even argue with the Christian. You’re to come and ask us questions. Surah 4:136 O Muslims, go to those scriptures God has given to you from before, the taurat and the injil. They are to come to us, those are our books and they are to ask us.
I say “Let me tell you why Jesus had to be born of a virgin. We need to go back to Isaiah 7:14 says “this shall be a sign a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and he shall be called ‘Immanuel’ (meaning “God with us”). This son is someone special because we know that virgins don’t conceive unless something miraculous is happening. So when that happens, Isaiah says “Muslims, you need to wake up. See your Surah 19:20. This child is “God with us, Immanuel.”
Surah 3:46 Jesus is an infant and he speaks from the cradle and basically says what he’s doing why he’s there. Can an infant speak? No, impossible, yet Jesus was able to speak. Did Muhammad speak from the cradle? No, absolutely not. Muhammad is just like you and me. Jesus not only had a birth that’s greater than Muhammad’s, he also has an infancy that’s greater than Muhammad’s.
Surah 3:49 says that Jesus as a child takes some clay, makes it into looking like birds, then he blows on it and they fly into the air. He creates out of nothing. Could Muhammad do that? No, absolutely not. It says right there that he was able to give sight to the blind. Could Muhammad give sight to the blind? It says that he was able to heal the sick. Could Muhammad heal the sick? No. And then it says he was able to resuscitate the dead. Could Muhammad resuscitate anybody? No. He usually killed them, just the opposite. So here are four things that Jesus can do that Muhammad cannot. In one verse, creating out of nothing, giving sight to the blind, healing the sick and basically resuscitating the dead. Could Muhammad do any of that? Absolutely not. In all categories, Jesus is greater according to the Quran. Now that’s just six things I’ve shown you. I’ve got the best one coming up next.
Surah 19:19 The angel Gabriel says about Jesus to Mary his mother “I’m gonna give you a righteous son.” He is the righteous prophet. What does “righteous” mean? Without sin. That’s right, sinless, perfect, holy. Who can be sinless but God himself? Here is a reference in the Quran that puts Jesus uniquely from everybody else. There is nobody who is sinless but Jesus because in the Quran it’s very clear every prophet sins. Did you know that? No. How about Muhammad? Did Muhammad sin? Yes, he was a sinner. It says over and over again “Muhammad you must ask forgiveness for your sins.”
You say “That happened before he was a prophet.” so I said go back to Surah 48:2. It’s very clear Muhammad has been asked “Ask forgiveness for the sins you have done and the sins you are yet to do” proving that even as a prophet, he continued to sin, proving that even Muhammad was sinful according to the Quran. They’ve got to argue with the Quran if they want to say he did otherwise but Jesus according to Surah 19:19 never sinned.
You’ve heard now seven things where Jesus is superior to Muhammad. In every category, Jesus is superior, in his birth he’s superior, in his infancy he’s superior, when it comes to healing, when it comes to giving sight, resuscitating dead and creating out of nothing and he is superior, in the fact that he is the only holy, righteous one. That’s just what the Quran (I’m using just for four verses) is able to prove.