Jesus and crucifixion;

By Ijaz Chaudry

 

 

Today God willing a step will be taken to clarify this important but controversial topic the death of Jesus, based on the Quran the Final Testament and supporting it with any new information we find around this area.

 

The following verses from the Quran confirm Jesus's death;

 

4    155    (They incurred condemnation) for violating their covenant rejecting GOD's revelations killing the prophets unjustly and for saying "Our minds are made up!" In fact GOD is the One who sealed their minds due to their disbelief and this is why they fail to believe except rarely.

 

*(4:155-156) missing words “They incurred condemnation” or Alatay Takabad Taha Idanah their respective gv’s are 441, 426, 409 & 461, “And they are condemned” or Wa Adan Aniha their respective gv’s are 6, 61 & 60. 441 426 409 461 6 61 60 4 155 156 = 23232968919034821271324 x 19 the temporal connection suggests that this verse applies to today and indeed it is because of what (4:157) is implying. **Al-Muzzammil

 

4    156    (And they are condemned) for disbelieving and uttering about Mary a gross lie.       

4    157    And for claiming that they killed the Messiah Jesus son of Mary the messenger of GOD. In fact they never killed him they never crucified him - they were made to think that they did. All factions who are disputing in this matter are full of doubt concerning this issue. They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain they never killed him.       

4    158    Instead GOD raised him to Him (he died of natural causes); GOD is Almighty Most Wise. 

 *the interpreted words “he died of natural causes” in Arabic stands for “'annah tuuffi li'asbab tabieia” its respective geometric values are; 56, 496, 30, 66 and 506; when we concatenate these geometric values with verses (4:157-158) we get complete multiple of 19; confirming the fact that Jesus indeed died of natural causes and that he was not crucified; 157 158 506 66 30 496 56 = 8271500350 686824 x 19. **Al-Muzzammil

4    159    Everyone among the people of the scripture was required to believe in him before his death. On the Day of Resurrection he will be a witness against them.   

 

In fact it is clear from the tone of these verses that God is not very happy about what has been said about Jesus's death and that He is categorically clarifying this issue once for all, that Jesus was not crucified, or even killed by the disbelievers.

 

At this juncture it is required to look at (4:157) closely and to isolate the translated words, "killed" and "crucified" and expose their inner meaning.

 

The word "killed" in English dictionary means; cause the death. The question might arise, what meaning does this word hold in the Quran, are there more than one type of "killing", one for the prophet or a messenger and other for a lay man; in fact Quran uses the same word "kill" for both category of people as described in the following verses;

 

[3:144]  Muhammad was no more than a messenger like the messengers before him. Should he die or get killed, would you turn back on your heels? Anyone who turns back on his heels, does not hurt GOD in the least. GOD rewards those who are appreciative.

 

[3:156]  O you who believe, do not be like those who disbelieved and said of their kinsmen who travelled or mobilized for war, "Had they stayed with us, they would not have died or gotten killed." GOD renders this a source of grief in their hearts. GOD controls life and death. GOD is Seer of everything you do.

 

 However, there is another dimension to killing in the Quran and is the death of the soul. Quran is clear on the fact that for the believers the soul does not die, but at the time of death it enters Paradise, while the soul of the disbeliever dies, and is than resurrected on the Day of Judgement. So going further it would be interesting to know, if believers departing of soul is different in more ways than we would know. For example Dr Rashad Khalifa thought that for the believers the soul can leave the body before one dies. Therefore he was suggesting that Jesus's soul was raised before the disbelievers killed him. Is there any truth in this, this could be explained by looking at the Quran, and finding out if the soul only departs at the time of death;

 

(6:93) ..If only you could see the transgressors at the time of death! The angels extend their hands to them saying "Let go of your souls..

 

79    1    The (angels who) snatch (the souls of the disbelievers) forcibly.  79    2    And those who gently take (the souls of the believers) joyfully.

 

Thus it is clear from the above two verses that soul only departs the body at the time of death; therefore the "killing" mentioned in (4:157) has no other meaning than death and departing of the soul; therefore it is important for the reader to take the word "killed" in (4:157) literally. Therefore by virtue of this fact, both words "Killed" and "Crucified" could only be taken as in the literal sense. This fact categorically implies that Jesus was never killed or crucified.

 Going back to another point in (4:157) which is the question of what this phrase means; .. "they were made to think that they did".. This phrase has a allegorical meaning and has to do with misinterpretation of the New Testament, and Nicaean creed  when the church was developed and the whole issue of Trinity came into existence. God controls all issues and He exposes the true intentions of the disbelievers by testing them. Thus with God's consent, the Christians today believe that Jesus died on the cross as a salvation for humanity. This indeed is a big test, to distinguish between true believers who reject Trinity and the disbelievers who accepts Trinity.

 

The nineteen base codes confirm the fact that (4:157-158) are allegorical verses. Allegory in the Quran is addressed in (2:26-27) which when concatenated with (4:157-158) is a complete multiple of nineteen;

 

[2:26] GOD does not shy away from citing any kind of allegory, from the tiny mosquito and greater. As for those who believe, they know that it is the truth from their Lord. As for those who disbelieve, they say, "What did GOD mean by such an allegory?" He misleads many thereby, and guides many thereby. But He never misleads thereby except the wicked,

 

[2:27] who violate GOD's covenant after pledging to uphold it, sever what GOD has commanded to be joined, and commit evil. These are the losers.

 

(2:26-27) 26 + 27 = 53

(4:157-158) 157 + 158 = 315

 

2 53 4 315 = 133385 X 19

 

The other two phrases in (4:157) can be explained as follows;

 

.." All factions who are disputing in this matter are full of doubt concerning this issue. They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain they never killed him. "

 

Most Christians follow Christianity blindly and they believe without doubt that Jesus was killed on the cross, but here in this phrase, Quran is talking about factions which doubt this, so who are those people. These are the people who research this matter, and you can find them on the web easily the following four links are those factions;

 

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/did-jesus-die-on-cross/

 

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/biblianazar/esp_biblianazar_20.htm

 

http://www.bethinking.org/jehovahs-witnesses/did-christ-die-on-a-cross-or-a-stake

 

And there argument is that Bible does not say that Jesus was killed on the cross, but that he was killed on the pole. But even this explanation by these Christians is not totally valid hence the reiteration of;

 

.."They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain they never killed him. "