Today’s Christianity Not Jesus’ Religion*
[5:72] Pagans indeed are those who say that GOD is the Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah himself said, “O Children of Israel, you shall worship GOD; my Lord* and your Lord.” Anyone who sets up any idol beside GOD, GOD has forbidden Paradise for him, and his destiny is Hell. The wicked have no helpers.
*5:72-76 In John 20:17, we see that Jesus taught that he was neither God, nor the son of God. Many theologians have concluded, after careful research, that today’s Christianity is not the same Christianity taught by Jesus. Two outstanding books on this subject are “The Myth of God Incarnate” (The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1977) and The “Mythmaker” (Harper & Row, New York, 1986). On the front jacket of “The Mythmaker” we read the following statement: “…Hyam Maccoby presents new arguments to support the view that Paul, not Jesus, was the founder of Christianity….it was Paul alone who created a new religion through his vision of Jesus as a divine Saviour who died to save humanity.”
[5:73] Pagans indeed are those who say that GOD is a third of a trinity. There is no god except the one god. Unless they refrain from saying this, those who disbelieve among them will incur a painful retribution.
[5:74] Would they not repent to GOD, and ask His forgiveness? GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
[5:75] The Messiah, son of Mary, is no more than a messenger like the messengers before him, and his mother was a saint. Both of them used to eat the food. Note how we explain the revelations for them, and note how they still deviate!
[5:76] Say, “Would you worship beside GOD powerless idols who can neither harm you, nor benefit you? GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.”
Paul invented Christianity. Follow Jesus only. 1/2
Paul invented Christianity. Follow Jesus only. 2/2
Reza Aslan – The Jesus of History versus the Christ of Faith