40 Arabic Words
I have been crucified together with the Messiah. So it is no longer I who live, but the Messiah living in me. And this fleshy life I now live, I live by faith in the Son of God, the one who loved me and gave himself in my place. – Galatians 2:20
Forty words in the Quran are in direct conflict with the Galatians 2:20. These forty words put up a wall between Muslims and Christians, cutting them off from the life giving message of the Holy Gospel. Surah 4:157 reads:
And in reference to the Jews who said, “We killed the Messiah, Jesus the Son of Mariam, the apostle of God,” they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but it was made to appear to them. And indeed those who differ in the matter are surely in doubt about it. They have no knowledge about it except following mere assumption. But of a certainty they did not kill him.
This thought provoking spoken word piece is a plea to Muslims not to base their understanding of Christianity on just these 40 words. The ayah (verse) is confusing and not backed up or confirmed anywhere else in the Quran. And there are 33 words with so much more power and meaning!