As regards the end of Jesus, the Muslim is quite at ease as he is with regard to his beginning. The Muslim believes that Jesus was neither killed nor crucified, but God raised him up to Himself in honour and grace. The mind of the Muslim is clear as far as the whole matter is concerned. The Quran has settled the disputes for him once and for all. The belief that Jesus was crucified raises a number of unavoidable inquiries. Some of these were mentioned previously.
Another excellent point, is that thousands of great heroes died, like Jesus, in promotion of their causes, worthy and otherwise. So if this violent death is going to deify the dead, humanity must have countless gods and deities and it would be arbitrary, on anybody’s part, to confine such deity to Jesus alone, disregarding the other heroes who died in similar situations.
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