Fundamentals of the Christian Faith in the Light of the Gospels

by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din

Jesus, a Human Being and an Apostle of God: Jesus was like other Prophets

“[Like other prophets, Jesus, the son of man] must suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the day of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man … the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all…. But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke, 17:25–30).

These verses speak of Jesus’ resemblance with the Prophets Noah [Noe] and Abraham, which means that he was a prophet like other prophets, and that just as those people who received not and rejected the Prophets were punished by God, in the same way, the denial of Jesus would draw upon his opponents the wrath and resentment of heaven.