BIBLICA EVIDENCE OF JESUS (pbuh) BEING A SERVANT OF GOD AND HAVING NO SHARE IN DIVINITY
All praise is to the One to Whom all Dignity, Honour and Glory are due; the Unique with perfect attributes, Who begets not, nor is He begotten. He has no equal but he is the Almighty, Omnipotent. He sent His Messengers and Prophets to guide humanity towards monotheism; to worship Him alone, the only One Worthy of worship, and to warn them of the eternal dire consequences of polytheism associating partners with One God and the worship of creatures.
Jesus (pbuh) and the Devil in the holy Bible:
In the New Testament of the Bible, in the fourth chapter of the Gospel according to Matthew, the sixth and seventh verses clearly indicate that Jesus (pbuh) is an obedient mortal and God is the Master and Lord according to his saying in the seventh verse: “It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord, thy God.”
In this chapter we read that the Devil actually carried the Messiah (Jesus pbuh), and took him from place to place. How can the Devil carry God? Glory be to God; He is above such blasphemy!
Then the Devil orders him (Jesus pbuh) to prostrate before him and worship him, even tempting him with worldly possessions. How can the Devil even dare such an audacity with God? When the Devil wanted Jesus (pbuh) to comply with his orders, he (Jesus pbuh) replied by saying that it was written (in the previous Books):
“Thou shalt worship the Lord, thy God; And him only shalt thou serve.”
God The Father:
In Matthew 5:48 – “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfect.”
In Matthew 6:1 – “… otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.”
Mathew 7:21 – “Not every one that sayeth unto me (Jesus (pbuh), Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of my father, which is in heaven.”
NOTE: The word “Lord” here was translated as Rabb in the Arabis version of the Bible so that people may be convinced that Jesus (pbuh)is God! But if one studies the rest of the verse, one will note that the verse bears testimony to the subservience (to God´s will) of the Messiah (Jesus pbuh). Therefore the correct translation should be: “Not every one that sayeth to me, O my Master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he doeth the will of my father which is in heaven.”
It is obvious from the above readings from the Bible that the term “Father” is used for God in numerous places in the Bible. It is never used exclusively for Jesus (pbuh).
Matthew 14:23 – “And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray …”
I say: If Jesus (pbuh) is God or a part of God then why did he pray? In fact, prayer is always from submitting, needy and dependent one for the Mercy of Almighty God as mentioned in the Quran: “O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah but Allah is Rich ( free of all needs), Worthy of all praise.” (V. 35:15)
And in (V. 19:93) of Quran: - “There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes unto the Most Gracious as a slave.”
Jesus (pbuh): A prophet of God:
Matthew 19:16-17 –
“And behold, one came and said unto him, ´Good master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life? (paradise)´ And he (Jesus pbuh) said unto him, ´Why callest thou me good? (There is) none good but one, God, but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.´”
In the above verses we note this acknowledgement of his submissiveness to God´s will.
Matthew 21:45-46 –
“And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parable, they perceived that he spoke of them. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude because they took him for a Prophet.”
Here it is proved that all those who believed in Jesus (pbuh) during his life-time did not believe in him being God or the Son of God or one in the doctrine of