In Matthew 16:15-16, Jesus asks Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter responds, “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God.”
If Jesus asked a Muslim this same question, what would he say? To find out, let’s delve into a comparison between the Quran and Bible.
The Annunciation and Virgin Birth
Both the Quran and the Bible record an Annunciation event prior to Jesus’ conception and his birth:
The Quranic version of the Annunciation:
When the angels said, “O Mary, truly God gives thee glad tidings of a Word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, high honored in this world and the hereafter, and one of those brought nigh. He will speak to people in the cradle and in maturity, and will be among the righteous.” She said, ‘My Lord, how shall I have a child while no human has touched me?’ He said, “Thus does God create whatsoever he will. When He decrees a thing, he only says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is. And he will teach him the Book, Wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel, and he will be a messenger to the Children of Israel” (3:45-49a).
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