Does the Koran contain the Gospel?

Recently, Redeemer City to City, tweeted a statement from Ray Bakke about the gospel in the Koran: “There is enough gospel in the Koran to lead people to Jesus. Know the Koran.” In my own limited study of the Koran, I find that statement hard to believe. I do not know the full context of that statement, so what I say is only a response to the tweet.  If Jesus is the Gospel and the Koranic Jesus is not the Jesus of history nor of Scripture, how can there be gospel in the Koran? If the Koranic Jesus is not God, not crucified,  then he is not Jesus. Following are some of my observations on the Biblical Jesus and the Koranic Jesus.

The Jesus of Christianity                                           The Jesus of Islam

Lived with Trinity before the World began      ——————————–

Created the World ——————————————————————–

Preexisted Abraham[1] —————————————————————–    

Conceived by Holy Spirit ————————————————————

Born of a Virgin[2] ———————————————-Born of a Virgin[3]

Son of Mary[4] —————————————————Son of Mary[5]

——————————————————————- Not Allah[6]

Jesus is God[7]—————————————————————————

——————————————————————- Not son of Allah[8]

Son of God[9] —————————————————————————-

——————————————————————–A man like Adam[10]

The greater Adam[11] ——————————————————————–

——————————————————————–Servant of Allah[12]

Redeemer Servant[13]

Only Lord and Savior for all People[14] ————————————————-

——————————————————————–A great prophet[15]

Greater than Moses and Prophets[16] —————————————————–                      

——————————————————————– Righteous like the prophets[17]

Righteous like God[18] ——————————————————————–

——————————————————————– No more than a messenger from Allah[19]

The Very Word of God[20] —————————————————————-

———————————————————————Crucifixion is a hoax[21]

Crucified for sins of world[22] ———————————————————–

Resurrected from the dead[23] ———————————————————–

Sovereign King of the Universe[24] ——————————————————

——————————————————————– Will appear before final judgment[25]

Will appear as final judge[26] ——————————–=—————————


[1] John 8:58

[2] Isaiaj 7:14; Matthew 1:20-23

[3] Surah 3:57

[4] Luke 1:35

[5] Surah 5:46

[6] Surah 5:17

[7] John 1:1-3; 10:28-30; Romans 9:5; Philippians 2:5-10; Hebrews 1:8

[8] Surah 9:30

[9] Matthew 16:16

[10] Surah 3:59

[11] Romans 5:14-19

[12] Surah 3:52; 43:59

[13] Matthew 20:28

[14] John 14:6; Acts 4:12

[15] Surah 6:85

[16] Matthew 17:1-5; Hebrews 3:3

[17] Surah 6:85

[18] 2 Corinthians 5:21

[19] Surah 5:117

[20] John 1:1-18

[21] Surah 4:157-159

[22] Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19

[23] Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20; 1 Corinthians 15

[24] Ephesians 1:15-23; Colossians 1:15-18

[25] Moslem tradition

[26] John 5:22

One thought on “Does the Koran contain the Gospel?”

  1. According to the Quran, Allah has no son. Whatever good things are said about Jesus in the Quran, the Jesus of the Quran is not the Eternal Son, Deity, only Savior and King.

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