If Jesus Christ is a prophet for Muslims, how do they explain that he drank alcohol?

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Mudassir Ali 9 months 1 Answer 119 views

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  1. Okay, let me tell you the story of two guys named Jesus.

    The first Jesus, is this guy:

    This guy is:

    The Son of God.
    Is wholly man, and is wholly God.
    He was born of a virgin.
    Turned water into wine at a wedding.
    Drank wine.
    Preached the “Good News.”
    Told us that “he who lives by the sword will die by a sword” and to love our enemies.
    Died for our sins on the cross.
    Came back to life on the third day.
    Guarantees that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life.
    Ascended to Heaven.
    Will judge the living and the dead on Judgment Day.

    Then there’s this guy, also named Jesus (or Isa, for that matter):

    Is definitely not the Son of God. Just a prophet.
    Is a regular guy, like you and me.
    Was born of a virgin who has been made pregnant by the angel Gabriel (Tafsir ‘Ibn Kathir of Qur’an 66:12)
    No mention of ever attending a wedding. Or creating wine from water.
    Never drank wine. You can assume he would only eat “Halal” food as is outlined in the Qur’an (this Jesus’ religion is the same as Muhammad’s religion, mind you).
    Received a book from Allah, that was called Injeel or “Good News” (Qur’an 5:46)
    Wore a sword to battle, the Saif al-Anbiyaa, which all the other prophets before him wore to battle as well (read Mike Muluk’s answer to What sword did Prophet Muhammad use?)
    Hid with some friends in a house, and made a young companion his body double, so that said companion got arrested and crucified by the Jews instead of him (see Al-Nasa’s book Al-Kubra (6:489))
    Was evacuated by Allah through a hole in the roof, without “completing his mission”.
    Will come back to kill Christians and pigs (Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 3, Book 34, Number 425) by means of a venomous green gas coming out of his mouth (Sahih Muslim Volume 7, Book 41, Hadith 7015).
    Will be 2nd in command to the future Mahdi who will probably be an Iranian/Iraqi political leader, who will lead a vast army flying black banners to destroy the Jewish State (Sunan Ibn Majah Volume 5, Book 36, Hadith 4084).
    Will get married and will die an old man (after he’s done killing Christians and pigs).

    In light of all the differences between these two people, I don’t think the question of what Muslims think when they hear that Jesus drank alcohol is relevant anymore. The differences between the real Christ and the Muslim version of Jesus are oceans apart, even to a point where we can’t even say that they’re the same person anymore.

    Whatever argument you put forth referencing the Biblical Jesus, the Muslim will simply completely deny your argument, because Jesus in Islamic scripture is simply just too different from the biblical one.

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