The Qur’an affirms substitutionary atonement in Surah Al Saffat 37:107

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The Qur’an also affirms the substitutionary atonement that was prophesied and foreshadowed and foretold in Genesis 22. Surah Al Saffat 37:107 – “We ransomed Him with a mighty sacrifice.” و فدینه بذبح عظیم By affirming the truth of Genesis 22, Muhammad affirmed the truth of substitutionary atonement and redemption. فدینه is from the word for “redemption”, فدا ، فدیه The innocent ram in Genesis 22, (and lambs, goats, sheep in Exodus 12, book of Leviticus, Isaiah 53) – all point to the sins being layed on the innocent victim and being sacrificed ذبح / slaughtered in the place of the guilty humans/sinners. “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give His life a ransom (فد یه، فدا ) for many.” Mark 10:45

Jesus Al Masih عیسی المسیح is the fulfillment of all that Old Testament teaching on sacrifice, substitutionary atonement.

See here for more extended explanation.

Also here: Why Did Allah substitute an innocent ram (lamb, sheep, goats) for the guilty human?

About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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6 Responses to The Qur’an affirms substitutionary atonement in Surah Al Saffat 37:107

  1. θ says:

    That is example how Christians don’t figure out the exact context or background of what they are talking about. However, to live is to make mistake, it’s okay.
    Qur’anic story of Abraham and Ishmael has nothing to do with the Burnt Offering and the Sin Offering that have to be immolated in fire to atone sin of the offerers. A ram that substitutes Ishmael was slaughtered and eaten altogether in a feast Eid al-Qurban, just like the Thank Offering in Judaism..

    To live is to make mistake, to live eternally is to forgive.

  2. Ken Temple says:

    The Genesis 22 story is clear.
    God will provide the lamb.

    The lamb’s sacrifice on the Passover shows this. (Exodus 12)

    The lamb’s in Tabernacle (Lev. 1-6)

    the substitutionary aspects of the 2 goats on the Day of Atonement (Lev. 16-17)

    the lambs in the temple sacrifices; temple built on Mt. Moriah ( 2 Chronicles 3:1; 1 Kings 8)

    the lamb in Isaiah 53

    John the Baptist ( Yahya) : “Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29

  3. Ken Temple says:

    whether is it a lamb, goat, sheep, or cow or ram, all are substituted for the sin and guilt of humans and pointed to the coming Messiah, who is clearly told about in Isaiah 53 as a human who would take on the sins of the people.

  4. θ says:

    “Ken Temple says:John the Baptist ( Yahya) : “Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29”

    When did Jesus get immolated in the Burnt Offering?
    The lamb’s sacrifice on the Passover shows this how it is not taking anyone’s sin but just killing the sons of Pharaoh. (Exodus 12). How clear the Torah than that could be ?

  5. θ says:

    The death of the lamb is also manifesting to be a “killing spirit” that passes over the houses of Egyptians, and kills their firstborn sons. That’s why Moses wrote it specifically: * It * is Jehovah’s passover.
    Exo 12:11
    And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover.

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