The Quran And The Bible

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Section two. Throughout the Quran, there are many beliefs that Muslims and Christians agree and disagree about concerning the personage of Jesus. Among the few areas of agreement between the two, both the Quran and the Bible claim that Jesus came into the world through Mary, a virgin. While he came from Mary’s womb, it was not through intercorse but by the work of God. In the Quran, when Mary encounters one of Allah’s angels, Mary responds to his message, “‘My Lord, how can I have a son when no man has touched me?’ {The angel] said, ‘This is how God creates what he will: when he has ordained something, He only says, “Be”, and it is.” (3.47). Evidently, Jesus came into the world because it was the will of God, not through the actions of Mary. Because Allah chose to bring him into the world, Allah merely spoke and it came to be. The Quran then establishes through this that it was not through intercourse that Mary came to bear Jesus, but purely through Allah’s willing the creation of a child in her womb. Similarly, Luke 1.34 records how the angle of the Lord came to Mary to inform her of how she would become the mother of Jesus. To quote Scripture, the gospel of Luke states, “And Mary said to the angel, ‘How will this be, since I am a virgin?’ And the angel answered her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” (1.34-35). Here, Mary is portrayed as a pure, unmarried woman who is a virgin, and the angel foretells of God being the
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