5.14 Was "Christ" a
If we were to ask a random Christian off the street:
"What was the religion of Jesus?" They would unhesitantly
respond: "Christianity." If we were then to ask: "Did Jesus
himself ever use this word? Did he ever call his religion
'Christianity' or call his followers 'Christians'?" If this
Christian knows his Bible, he will say, "No."
"So," we would continue, "once again, what was his
religion?" If this Christian knows his Bible he will now
respond "Judaism." "That's right!," we would affirm, "Jesus
was a Jew! He followed the religion of Moses!"
(read chapter one). "According to the
Bible, Jesus lived and died never having violated a single
aspect of the true Mosaic religion. He fasted when they
fasted. He prayed as they prayed. He observed the Sabbath as
the Jews did. He never in his life tasted pork. He was
circumcised like all faithful Jews, and he ordered his
followers to keep the commandments of the God 'till heaven
and earth pass' (Matthew 5:17-18)." So Jesus (pbuh) was a
Jew! He followed the religion of Moses (pbuh). The word
"Christianity" was not invented till long after the
departure of Jesus (pbuh). We have already demonstrated in
chapter one how everything from the Catholic Encyclopedia,
to countless Christian scholars, to Western encyclopedias,
in addition to many other Christian sources all confirm that
the true founder of "Christianity" was the Jew named "Saul
of Tarsus." More popularly known as "Saint Paul." According
to the Bible, it was only after Jesus' (pbuh) death that the
religion he observed so faithfully was nullified. This was
done upon the authority of "Saint Paul" who had never met
him in the flesh, and who claimed that he was receiving
divine "visions" from Jesus' ghost ordering him to
nullify that which Jesus (pbuh) observed throughout his life
and commanded his followers to observe "till heaven and
Now, we will ask: "If Jesus was a Jew, then where did
'Judaism' come from?" Once again, the respondent will most
likely jump up and say: "From Moses!" "So Moses introduced
Judaism?" we would ask. "Of course!" he would reply. We
would then ask: "Was prophet Abraham a Jew?" Again, this man
would more than likely respond "Of course!" We would now ask
"was prophet Adam, the first human, a 'Jew'? "Were all of
the prophets of God Jews?" He would not be sure.
We would respond: "Well then, did Moses ever call his
religion 'Judaism'?" Once again, if this person knows their
Bible then they will respond: "No." So, we would continue:
"Where does the word 'Jew' come from then?" If he does not
know, then we would explain that it comes from "Judah."
Judah was the son of Jacob (Israel), who was the son of
Isaac, who was the son of Abraham (pbuh).
So, if neither Abraham nor Moses (pbut) introduced
"Judaism," and it was named after prophet Abraham's (pbuh)
great grandson, then it is only logical to ask: what was
prophet Abraham's religion? What was prophet Adam's
religion? In general, what was it that all of the prophets
from Adam through Jesus (pbut) preached? The Qur'an has the
answer, but it needs a little explanation.
Since we have now found the origins of "Christianity" and
"Judaism," it is only fair to do the same with "Islam."
"Islam" is an Arabic word which means "Submission to the
will of God(alone)." The word "Muslim" is derived from this
word. "Muslim" means "one who has submitted to the will of
"O People of the Scripture! Why do you argue about
Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed
till after him? Have you then no sense? Verily! you are
those who argue about that which you have some knowledge:
Why then do you argue concerning that which you have no
knowledge? Allah knows and you know not. Abraham was not a
Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright 'Muslim' (he
surrendered to Allah), and he did not worship other than
Allah. Verily! those of mankind who have the best claim to
Abraham are those who followed him, and this
Prophet(Muhammad) and those who believe; and Allah is the
Ally of the believers"
The noble Qur'an, A'al-Umran(3):65-68.
"Say: 'Truly, my Lord has guided me to straight path,
an upright enduring religion, the religion of Abraham, the
true belief (i.e. the True Islamic Monotheism-- to believe
in One God and to worship none but Allah, alone) and he was
never amongst those who worshipped others with Allah."
The noble Qur'an, Al-Ana'am(6):161-163
"And strive hard in the cause of Allah as you ought to
strive. He has chosen you, and has not imposed upon you in
religion any hardship; the faith of your father Abraham
[is this]. It is he who has named you Muslims of old
time, and in this (Qur'an), that the messenger may be a
witness over you, and that ye may be witnesses over mankind.
So perfect [your] prayer, pay the poor-due, and
cling fast to Allah. He is your Patron. What an Excellent
Patron and what an Excellent Supporter!"
The noble Qur'an, Al-Hajj(22):78
"Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which
is revealed unto Us and that which was revealed unto
Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob and the sons of
Jacob, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that
which the Prophets received from their Lord. We make no
distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have
surrendered (literally: "we are Muslims")."
The noble Qur'an, al-Bakarah(2):136