Muslims who ignore the context of a Bible book

Recently, Dr. White debated Zakir Hussein on the Crucifixion of Christ.
See the video here at an earlier blog post.

In the com boxes over at Paul Williams’ site, “Blogging Theology”, along with Zakir Hussein’s argument in his debate with Dr. White, these Muslims try to say that Hebrews 5:7 means that God the Father saved Jesus from going to the cross and suffering and dying. This is amazing ! The whole book of Hebrews demolishes any argument that Muslims try to have on this issue!

https://bloggingtheology.net/2017/08/19/was-jesus-crucified-debate-zakir-hussain-vs-dr-james-white/#comment-54892

Zakir Hussein and you guys are trying to tell us that Hebrews 5:7 means that Jesus did not die on the cross?

Obviously you guys don’t know how to read a book and see the verse in context.
Amazing to me !!

Dr. White is right – the way that Jesus was saved was by the resurrection from the dead. He died, and then on the 3rd day rose from the dead in power. it says God the Father is “able” to save Him from death,it does not say that God the Father took Him to Himself or raised Him to heaven before the cross or before death; and remember Jesus said, “But not My will, but Thy will be done” (Luke 22:42) all the other verses below speak of Jesus willingly offering Himself as a offering, a sacrifice, which points to Isaiah 53:10 – “if He would offer Himself as a guilt offering”, etc.

Read these verses through and see that there is no way to interpret Hebrews 5:7 as somehow that Jesus was taken away before the cross and not crucified and did not die.

He suffered, was crucified, died, buried, and rose from the dead.

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, 
21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 13:20-21

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high

Hebrews 1:3

Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Hebrews 9:22

But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

Hebrews 2:9

For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.

Hebrews 2:10

For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source . . .
Hebrews 2:11 (see Hebrews 10:10-14 – we are sanctified by the sacrifice / offering/ death of Jesus)

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, He himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil

Hebrews 2:14

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
8 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.
9 And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

Hebrews 5:7-9

25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.
27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up Himself.

Hebrews 7:25-27

11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation)
12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 
13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh,
14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Hebrews 9:11-14

Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Hebrews 9:22

24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own,
26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is,He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 
27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Hebrews 9:24-28

10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,
13 waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet.
14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Hebrews 10:10-14

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high

Hebrews 1:3

Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Hebrews 9:22

See the “purification by blood” is about His death on the cross.

So, all the Muslims’ arguments of trying to use Hebrews 5:7 for some kind of harmony with the Islamic verse, Qur’an Surah 4:157, fail miserably.

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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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