Surah 4:171 of the Quran says that Jesus is his word, Allah’s word, which he gave to Mary. Not only is he the Word of God, it says the Word of God that he gave to Mary. In order for him to be given to Mary, he must have been with God before he was given to her. That means Jesus was with God as his word before he was given to Mary. The second line further confirms that. “a spirit from him” A spirit that comes from Allah and enters Mary. If he’s the word and spirit from God, sent by God to Mary, that means he existed with Allah or God before he was given to Mary. That’s number one.
Number two. If Jesus is the word of God, and Muslims say the Word of God is uncreated, then what does that make Jesus? If you go back to the archives we had a Muslim chef who called in. I asked him “Jesus is the word of God”, he goes “yes” and then I asked them “is the Word of God created or uncreated?”, he goes “uncreated” and we all exploded in praise. Amen. Thank you for admitting that Jesus is eternal and therefore God. Notice the logic: Jesus is God’s Word, God’s Word is eternal, therefore Jesus is eternal. Obviously Muslims won’t believe that because they can’t believe that because the Quran does say that Jesus is no more than a messenger. But that’s the contradiction in the Quran and that’s their problem, not ours.
Essentially what they’re doing is they’re proving John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things came into being through him, nothing came into being without him that came into being? And then the key verse, verse 14: the word became flesh and pitched his tent, tabernacled, among us. Muhammad heard Christians saying Jesus was the Word of God and he goes “If he is the Word of God, I agree”, not realizing the implication in agreeing.