Bible versus Koran witness to Jesus, Part Two

My comment from Part One (repeated here to provide context):

The Koran denies that Jesus died on the cross. The Koran on this point is very mistaken.

The Koran denies the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and on this point the Koran is fatally mistaken.

Salvation is dependent upon our belief in these fundamental facts:

Rom 10:9 because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved:
Rom 10:10 for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (ASV)

1Jn 5:10  He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
1Jn 5:11  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1Jn 5:12  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

It is obviously a most dangerous thing to make God a liar by not believing the record that God gave of His Son.

TK’s response to me:

Quran is not mistaken. Jesus was not crucified nor killed. It’s God, the All-Knowing who said so. How can you doubt God?!

There are strong evidences that he did not die:

1) he was hanged for at most 6h, too short to cause death

2) he was placed in a spacious tomb, not buried underground, so he could breathe normally and start healing, just like Jonas did after being expelled from the belly of the fish

3) Mary went to the tomb with tonnes of myrhh, a healing herb. Why did she bring them if he’s already dead?

4) he did not walk through the tomb walk, he rolled the door, meaning he was not a ghost

5) his wounds were visible to the disciples, which means he wasn’t in any glorified body that humans take on after resurrection

6) he was hungry and asked for food, meaning the time in the tomb had made him ravenous

He was probably unconscious or in coma when they took his body down from the tree, but to onlookers, it looked as if he had died. He did not! Allah saved him!

My response to TK (Wednesday, June 15, 2022), Part One:

You comment:

“Quran is not mistaken.”

I answer:

If the Koran asserts that Jesus did not die, then the Koran contradicts the uniform testimony of all four Gospel records in the New Testament. And if this is the case, then the Koran is mistaken. The Koran, if thus mistaken, must have been written by someone not well acquainted with the facts of the case. The Koran is 600 years too late for it to be counted as a primary source historical document concerning the life and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.

You state:

“Jesus was not crucified nor killed.”

I answer:

Your claim does not at all agree with the primary source documents which comprise the New Testament and is therefore totally mistaken.

You state:

“It’s God, the All-Knowing who said so. How can you doubt God?!”

I answer:

That is your faith claim. I appreciate the sincerity of your faith. But when a faith-claim contradicts the plain and well-attested facts of history it must be mistaken.

The New Testament documents were written by eye-witnesses and/or associates of eye-witnesses who had first-hand knowledge of the events they record. The New Testament documents were written at the time the events happened or within the living memory of those who were there at the time.

There is no other person or event from early or ancient history that has come down to us that has equivalent or better documentary attestation.

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