The Quran calls Isa Al-Masih the “Kalima Allah” (the Word of Allah). “‘Behold,’ the angels told Mary, ‘God has given you the glad news of the coming birth of a son whom He calls His Word, whose name will be Messiah, Jesus, …” (Qs 3:45). The Injil gives Isa the same name. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (Injil, Apostle John 1:14).
Why is Isa called the Kalima Allah?
The Injil explains why Isa Al-Masih is called the Kalima Allah. The Apostle John calls Isa Al-Masih many things, including, the Bread of Life (6:51); the Resurrection and the Life (11:25); the Way, the Truth and the Life (14:6); and the true Vine (15:1).
Every metaphor above describes a way that Isa Al-Masih meets the needs of our hearts. Because He’s the Bread of Life, your spirit will not be hungry anymore. If you want to have eternal life, come to Isa. Because He’s the Resurrection and the Life, your dead life can be renewed and you can have Life! For these reasons, let’s look more deeply at this person called the Kalima Allah.
Islam and Christianity Highly Value God’s Word
The name for the Injil that Isa Al-Masih’s followers value the most is “God’s Word.” What is even more interesting is that both Muslims and Christians call Isa Al-Masih “the Word of God” (Kalima Allah).
More Important to Receive the Kalima Allah
Although we hold the words of God in high value, it is more important to receive the “Word of God”, who left heaven for earth and is now in heaven again. “To receive” Isa means to believe in who He is and His teaching. “We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen [Isa Al-Masih]. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life” (I John 1:1).
The Taurat begins with, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Taurat, Genesis 1:1). The Injil also starts by explaining the creation of the universe. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … Through him [Kalima Allah] all things were made” (Injil, Apostle John 1:1-3). So what are you going to do with the Word of God?
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