by Stan Coffey

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Jesus and Muhammad? (7 of 11)
Stan Coffey
Matthew 16:13-18

Today we are in lesson seven and you'll notice it on your outline, "Islam: What You Need To Know Now". Today we're going to look at Jesus and Muhammad. Last we looked at God of the Bible and Allah, the God of Islam. We compared the God of the Bible with the God of Islam and we attempted to answer the question, "Is the God of the Bible and the God of Islam the same God?" And so today we're going to answer the question, "Are Jesus and Muhammad both true prophets of God?" We'll compare them and compare their lives and ministry. Now, notice on your outline, or if you'd like to turn in your Bible to Matthew 16. We're going to look at Matthew 16:13-18. We have a few more lessons in Islam and so we'll be wrapping this up before too long. We'll be going into a new study, perhaps a study on DESECRATION, the current LaHaye book. This morning look at Matthew 16:13.

You see the crucial issue is who Jesus is. If Jesus is who He claimed to be, then others cannot be who they claim to be, for Jesus claims things for Himself that no other prophet has claimed or can claim. "When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, 'Who do people say the Son of Man is?' They replied, 'Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.' 'But what about you?' he asked. 'Who do you say I am?' Simon Peter answered, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.' Jesus replied, 'Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.'" Now, when Jesus came to the coast of Caesarea Philippi there was a great shrine there to pagan gods. The god of Zeus was there and other Greek gods. Images were built to these gods. Caesarea Philippi was ...

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