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Let us consider the testimony of Angel Gabriel.

Then said Mary unto the Angel [Gabriel] how shall this be,
seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said
unto her, the Holy Ghost shall overshadow thee, therefore also
that Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the
Son of God. (Luke 1:34-35).

When Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan, the Gospel says:

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, this is my beloved Son in
whom I am well pleased. (Matthew 3:17)

On yet another occasion, while on the mountain of transfiguration the
Bible has the following to say:

And  after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James and John his
brother and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart, And
was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun,
and His raiment was white  as the light. And behold, there
appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him. Then
answered Peter and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be
here. If thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for
thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake,
behold a bright cloud over-shadowed them and behold a voice
out of the cloud, which said: This is my beloved Son in whom
I am well pleased, hear ye him. (Matthew 17:1-5)"

Writing later, one of the eye witnesses (Peter) testifies thus:

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we
made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ but were eye witnesses of His Majesty. For He received
from God the Father, honour and glory when there came a
voice to Him from the excellent glory, this is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from
heaven we heard, when we were with Him in the holy mount.
(2 Peter 1:16-18).

Anyone who has the slightest knowledge about the nature of God
would admit that the ever-consistent God, the true God, the God of

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Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would never have sent any "angel Gabriel"
about 600 years later to refute this Bible teaching. Only hearts that have
been influenced by the jinns (demons) would believe otherwise. Those
who have been misled into believing that Christians and  Muslims
worship the same God need to review their position. In the Bible, God
acknowledges Jesus as His Son on many occasions, while in the Koran,
Allah vigorously rejects it. The truth is that only Satan can teach in
opposition to God's word. That Satan can assign one of his angels to pose
as an "angel Gabriel" is clear from the following passage of scripture:

And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel
of light. Therefore it is no great a thing if his ministers also be
transformed as the ministers of righteousness: whose end shall
be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)

If one really ponders the Koranic verses that object to the Sonship of
Christ, he is forced to query the ignorance of whoever is speaking. Sura
6,, 101 says:

"To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth:
how can he have a son when he hath no consort [wife]?1 He
created all things and he hath full knowledge of all things."

Can you imagine God to be so  carnal  as to ask a question any
Sunday School child would not ask? (Whoever composed this ayat failed
to start with Lo! or Say, so as to create the impression that an Allah was
speaking). Could Allah be so shallow of knowledge as not to know of
any sonship other that a biological sonship? Doesn't whoever is speaking
in this sura  know of legal sonship, Adoption? Doesn't he know of
metaphorical sonships e.g., an Egyptian as son of the Nile, Arab as son
of the desert, necessity as the mother of invention, a student as the son
of knowledge, etc.? When the Bible teaches that Christ is the Son of God,

1 Editor's Note: Muslims believe that Christians, in calling Christ the Son of God,
are  guilty  of making  a  man  into  God  (a  blasphemy),  and  that  Christians  also
believe that God married and biologically produced a child. Allah knew better, this
ayat teaches an untruth that has deceived Muslims throughout time and kept them
from coming to the only One who could save them from their sins. Christ did not
become the Son of God by reason of the virgin birth, but through the virgin birth
a part of God's Being became man. Christians did not take a man and make him
God; they worship God who came to earth in the form of a man. (John 1:1, 14).

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it does not mean God married a wife and begat Jesus in the usual
biological process, as the Koranic Allah declares. Jesus is the unique Son
of God in a spiritual sense. Because of the marvelous love the Bible God
has towards sinners, He  came down to us in the person of Jesus Christ.
He became known to us as God's Son and He came to save us from our

And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of
angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world,
received up into glory. (1 Timothy 3:16)

Muslims cannot imagine God loving sinners to the extent of coming
down personally, as the Son, to save them. To Muslims this is evidence
of polytheism, because they are taught in the Koran that Allah does not
love sinners (Sura 2:190). This is repeated twenty four  times  in the
Koran for emphasis. That Allah does not love unbelievers (Sura 3:31)
and that he has even blocked their ears, sealed their  hearts and
blindfolded their eyes (Sura 2:6-7). All these are in direct opposition to
Bible teachings which instruct that:

God commended His love towards us, in that, while we were
yet sinners Christ died for us. (Roman 5:8)

The central theme of the Bible is this:

For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Are you a sinner? You know down in your heart that you are. You
also know in your heart that without the shedding of blood there is no
forgiveness. But in spite of all your sins, the Bible God loves you and has
made provision for your salvation through His perfect sacrifice, the shed
blood of Jesus, His only Son.

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