Fundamentals of the Christian Faith in the Light of the Gospels

by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din

Impression Jesus Created on Jewish Mind: Jewish Charge, the Basis of Christian Belief

It is indeed a matter for great regret that the false charges which the Jews had brought up against Jesus were not only admitted and acknowledged by the Christians, but were made the basis of their belief, as shown below:

“He that is hanged is accursed of God” (Deuteronomy, 21:23).

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (Galatians, 3:13).

“Then delivered he [Pilate] him [Jesus] therefore unto them to be crucified…. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull…. Where they crucified him [Jesus], and two other with him, on either side one” (John, 19:16­17).

“… they had crucified him…. And with him they crucify two thieves…. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, … Save thy­self and come down from the cross…. He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were cru­cified with him reviled him” (Mark, 15:24–32).

These texts of the Holy Bible prove beyond any doubt that one who is killed upon the cross becomes accursed of God, and is cast off from Divine Presence into the bottomless pit. It can thus be seen that current views held by the Church run counter to and contravene the Word of God. That what constituted the condemnation of Jesus should become the fundamental princi­ple of the Christian faith is simply inconceivable. The Christians in the face of these accusations and facts can never prove to the Jews the truthfulness of Jesus and his religion. The Christians should, therefore, consider this point seriously.