A Muslim friend of mine doubts Isa Al-Masih’s power to redeem humans from sin. Instead, he believes in the final day of reckoning found in Islam’s teachings.
I understand where he is coming from. His questions and their respective answers are closely related to every person’s need for salvation.
“Won’t All Christians Go to Hell and Suffer Judgement?”
One day during Ramadhan I met with my Muslim friend.
I told him, “I feel bad for you and for all Muslims. Although they diligently worship, pray, and fast, they are not guaranteed heaven. Instead, their deeds will be weighed, and then they will suffer in hell for the sins they committed.”
He asked, “Won’t Christians experience similar things after death?” “No,” I said. “Isa Al-Masih’s followers are cleansed from sins and are guaranteed heaven through Him. Salvation is guaranteed because Isa Al-Masih was willing to die to take the punishment that all people deserve because of sin,” I continued.
In fact, true followers of Isa Al-Masih will not suffer judgement in hell for their sins. They will go straight to heaven.
He thought about my explanation. Then he asked a critical question that struck me.
“Is Isa Al-Masih’s Sacrifice for Sins Enough for All Mankind?”
“Can one person really bear the sins of all mankind?” he asked curiously. This is a great question to ponder.
I explained to him that Isa Al-Masih’s redemption for all mankind is sufficient because Isa Al-Masih is “. . . the Word . . . and the Word was God . . . the Word became flesh” (Injil, John 1:1,14). Isa Al-Masih was not a mere human being like us, but He is the Word of Allah.
Another book of the Bible explains, “. . . how much more did God’s [Allah’s] grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ [Isa Al-Masih], overflow to the many!” (Injil, Romans 5:15).
Can one righteous person replace one sinner forever? No! But because Isa Al-Masih is the Word of Allah, then one Person, Isa Al-Masih is enough for all mankind forever. Is Allah not sufficient for all mankind?
What’s your opinion about this? Explain here.
Heaven’s Promise for Mankind
Since Isa Al-Masih is the Word of Allah, therefore “. . . Christ [Isa Al-Masih] was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will . . . bring salvation to those who are waiting for him” (Injil, Hebrews 9:28).
Isa Al-Masih will forgive your sins and give you assurance of salvation if you believe in Him.
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- Why is assurance of salvation incredibly important for all people? In your opinion, do all Christians go to hell?
- Which is better, the final reckoning taught in Islam or redemption given through Isa Al-Masih? Explain!
- Why is Isa Al-Masih’s sacrifice for sins sufficient for all mankind?
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