July 13, 2006 § 6 Comments
I would like to question Christian ministers, pastors or clergy on a matter of Theology. For I feel it is these men that must answer the questions that are beginning to bubble within the minds the American people, which is Christians and Muslims… where do we disagree? It is a valid and honorable question, and I hope to clarify some misunderstanding of disagreements within this post:
- We believe in Isa ibn Marayam (Jesus the Christ).
- We believe that he was miraculously born of the Virgin Mary.
- We believe that his life and deeds were free of sin.
- We believe that he performed miracles and raised the dead by the Will of God.
- We believe that he will return to Earth on the Day of Judgement.
However, we do not believe that he was the begotten Son of God. Firstly, because using the word begotten relates the animal qualities of sex to God. The term begotten is the past tense form of beget which means literally, to father or sire. The act of fathering needs no explanation however ‘to sire’ is less intuitive. The American heritage Dictionary defines the word sire as:
- A father.
- The male parent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.
- Archaic. A male ancestor; a forefather.
- Archaic. A gentleman of rank.
- Archaic. Used as a form of address for a superior, especially a king.
This claim that Umm Isa Marayam (The Virgin Mary) was sired by God, is a gross and egregious error on the part of the Christian theology, and incidentally, a technical term used in animal husbandry. This article is a call to those knowledgeable of the catechism of your tradition. I would like to openly discuss the divinity of Jesus the Christ as it is related in the King James Version of the Bible.