Chapter 3: The Biblical Proofs of the Deity of Jesus Christ - Third: His Sinless Life
THIRD: HIS SINLESS LIFE
All humans are sinful.
The Quran declares in explicit words that all humans are by nature weak, that they cannot resist temptations to do evil, they are in a state of loss, their souls are prone to evil, they are wrongdoers and ungrateful.
Here are the verses of the Quran:
Allah would make the burden light for you, for man was created weak (Surat Al-Nisa 4:28).
Lo! man is in a state of loss (Surat Al-Asr 103:2).
... the [human] soul certainly incites evil
(Surat Joseph 12:50 - King Fahd Holy Quran).
... verily, man is given up to injustice and ingratitude
(Surat Ibrahim 14:34 - K.F.Holy Quran).
Truly Man is to his Lord ungrateful
(Surat Al-Adiyat 100:6 - K.F. Holy Quran.)
Man is [self] destroyed: how ungrateful
(Surat Abasa 80:17).
All these Quranic verses declare that man is evil by nature.
Muhammad was born with a sinful nature.
Ibn Hesham, who wrote Muhammad’s biography, recorded that some of Muhammad’s friends asked him to tell them about himself:
I was nursed at Bani Saad Ibn Bakr. While I was with a brother taking care of the sheep behind our houses, two men in white apparel came to me with a golden basin filled with ice, they took me, opened my chest, took my heart and opened it and took from it a black worm and threw it away. They washed my heart and my chest with that ice until my heart became clean (Ibn Hesham, Biography of Muhammad, Volume 1, page 302,303).
It is clear from this authentic story that Muhammad was born with a black worm in his heart and needed surgery to get it out.
The Bible declares that all humans are sinful by nature:
God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one (Psalm 53:2,3 - NKJ).
The apostle Paul says:
There is none righteous, no, not one (Romans 3:10).
All prophets were sinful men.
Abraham lied because of fear (Genesis 12:13).
Moses disobeyed God (Numbers 20:6-13).
Isaiah cried out, "Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips" (Isaiah 6:5).
Muhammad was no exception.
The Quran declares that Muhammad needed forgiveness for his past and future sins.
In Surat Al-Fath 48:1,2, we read:
Lo! We have given thee [O Muhammad] a signal of victory. That Allah may forgive thee of thy sin that which is past and that which is to come (Muhammad M. Pickthall Translation).
According to this Quranic verse Muhammad was a sinner and was living in sin, for the verse declares that there will be sins that he will commit later on.
Many times Allah commanded Muhammad to ask forgiveness for his sins:
And seek forgiveness of Allah. Lo! Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful (Surat Al-Nisa 4:106).
Read also Surat Muhammad 47:19 and Surat Al-Nasr 110:3.
In contrast to all other prophets Jesus Christ was sinless.
We read in I John 3:5 about Him, "And in Him is no sin."
We read in II Corinthians 5:21, "Who knew no sin."
We read in I Peter 2:21,22, ... "Christ also suffered for us.. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth."
Jesus Christ never attempted any form of repentance or made any confession that He had sinned.
Jesus is the only prophet who never had to ask forgiveness.
He challenged His critics, saying,
Which of you convicts me of sin? (John 8:46).
No one dared to challenge Him, for he is sinless and perfect.
Perfection is one of the attributes of God. We have seen that Christ is perfect; then He must be God the Son.
Once a young ruler came to Jesus saying, "Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" Jesus said unto him, "Why callest thou Me good? There is none good but God" (Mark 10, 17,18).
Jesus was saying to this young ruler that if he recognized and confessed that Jesus was good, then he should also confess that Jesus is God.