Football star, Tottenham Hotspur striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, a Muslim, gives “13 reasons why Muslims follow Prophet Jesus.” Here are some of the reasons with my comments:
There is only one God.
Comment: Christians also believe there is only one God. Mohammed-Allah didn’t understand anything about One God-Three Persons, because He had no clue what was in the New Testament. Mohammed said Muslims should follow the Gospel because it came, he said, from God. “And let the People of the Gospel judge by what Allah has revealed therein. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, then it is those who are the defiantly disobedient.” (Surah 5:47).
2. There is no mediator between God and man.
Comment: Jesus said in the Gospel he is the (only) mediator between his Father and man: “I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me” – including all Muslims.
3. Jesus greeted with “Peace be upon you.”
Comment: Muslims do the same. It was a common greeting among Jews and Christians for centuries. Jews still say it: “Shalom.” C’mon Christians get with the Muslims and the Jews.
4. Jesus had a beard.
Comment: In a similar Islamic advert about the Muslim Jesus (Issa), it said “long beard.” Will a goatee then make you a shirker? (See Why should Christians follow Mohammed? The answer lies in the beard).
5. Jesus was circumcised.
Comment: Jesus fulfilled the law and so was circumcised. Muslims reject/do not understand the relationship between physical circumcision in the Old Testament (the Law) and spiritual circumcision of the heart in the New Testament; they ignore/oppose the New Testament.
The big lie of Islam, which nullifies its whole anti-Christian enterprise, is that it denies that Jesus died on the cross:
“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” (Surah 4:157-158). For Muslims, history died the day those verses “came down” because if you reject the solid historical fact of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, all history is called into question. Also, who created this deception for Christians? Allah. Bizarre, at best. What is more, if Jesus did not die, no blood of Christ shed, there is no resurrection, no mediation, no salvation. Muslims, even famous football stars, end up in the sin bin, permanently.
Emmanuel (God with us), you have scored an own goal.