Each time the murderous acts of Muhammad are exposed, many Muslims quote some New Testament passages in a vain attempt to show that Jesus too did what Muhammad did. This is a fallacy of false analogy. They think whatever refutes their “prophet” must also refute Jesus. But this fails because no matter how the cake is sliced, Muhammad still comes out as evil:
1. “Any city that doesn’t receive the followers of Jesus will be destroyed in a manner even more savage than that of Sodom and Gomorrah Mark 6:11 ”
This is what that verse really says: “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgemnt than for that city.” I think this verse is self-explanatory to any unbiased reader.
Conversely, Muhammad’s said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is his prophet. (Bukhari 1:2:24). Indeed, Muhammad was a terrorist.
2. Jesus said he came with the sword to cause war Matthew 10:34-36.
Reading from verses 16-39, it’s clear that Jesus was speaking of how “a sword” of His truth would divide those who follow Him from those who do not. He is not a prophet of the sword of violence, force or war. The context speaks of the consequences of following Him and a reference to the sword that will be used against Believers, not the one wielded against others. Jesus taught: “Blessed are the peacemakers…Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake” (Mt. 5:9-10) “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name sake…” (10:22)
But Muhammad commanded offensive wars: “From now onwards we [Muslims] will go to attack them (the infidels) and they will not come to attack us, but we will go to them” (Bukhari 5:59:436).
3. Jesus said get a sword for jihad – Luke 22:36
Here, what Jesus said “But now, the person who has a wallet and a traveling bag should take them along. The person who doesn’t have a sword should sell his coat and buy one.” What He was conveying to His disciples that from that point on would be hardship and opposition. “The disciples said, “Lord, look! Here are two swords! Then Jesus said to them, “That’s enough.”
Peter, like the others, felt Jesus was referring to physical swords used one to cut the ear of the soldiers that came to arrest Him. Jesus promptly told him to hold back the sword and healed that ear (Lk 22:51). He said “all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” (Mt. 26:52). He wasn’t calling for jihad and there’s no way two swords would have defended Him from the fire-breathing Roman soldiers.
A Bible commentary notes:
“They [disciples] must now expect that their enemies would be more fierce than they had been, and they would need weapons. At the time the apostles understood Christ to mean real weapons, but he spake only of the weapons of spiritual warfare” (Matthew Henry Commentary, Authentic Media, 1995, 763).
While Jesus clearly stated that Believers need not physically fight because His kingdom wasn’t of this earth (Jn. 18:36), Ibn Sa’ad recorded concerning Muhammad:
“The apostle of Allah sent Khalid ibn al-Walid with 400 muslims to Banul al-Harith…He ordered him to invite them to Islam three times before fighting…they accepted what he had called them to. He stayed among them to teach them Islam, its regulation and its precepts.” (Al-Tabaqat Al-Kabir 1:399)
4. “Jesus said ‘Kill all my enemies’ – Luke 19:27
Here, Jesus was narrating a parable (from vs 11-26) about a nobleman exacting a death penalty on those rejecting his rule. The nobleman’s words are those in vs 27 (treason is punishable by death in many cultures). This parable is not to be taken literally as it relates to the return of Jesus Christ to reward and judge all men:
“The second coming of Jesus Christ will be for the purpose of judging the world and perfecting the salvation of His people. Men and angels, the living and the dead, will appear before Him to be judged according to the record which was kept of them…” (Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids, 1949, 354).
Both Christianity and Islam agree that unbelievers would be punished for their actions on the last day, so the “killing” of the rebels in this parable means eternal destruction of those who reject Christ. Because Muslims are borrowing their arguments from atheists, they throw out their own beliefs on this topic. Most Muslims are aware that their guru was a bloodthirsty murderer, but rather than reject him as a doomed vessel, they stubbornly cleave to him by projecting his evils on Jesus. This is reprehensible.
Muslims are free to love and follow their Muhammad as they wish, but they should stop making up a mythical Jesus to fit his monstrous image.