How do we explain the paradox that two polar opposite individuals, Jesus and Muhammad, are also the two most influential figures in history?
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The people who have read the Koran and the Gospels see a massive difference between the two individuals who are the focus of these writings.
Jesus extended an invitation to people to hear the word of God and respond according to their freewill. Muhammad found it easier to convert people with the threat of violence.
Jesus’ disciple Peter was inclined towards violence, for he cut the ear of the High Priest’s slave off, when he came to arrest the Savior with soldiers. Peter’s Savior restored the ear that had been cut off, because the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ is about the restoration of the individual, not the subjugation of people.
- Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave and cut off his right ear. The slave’s name was Malchus. (John 18:10)
- And one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him. Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? (Luke 22:52–54)
Historically, Jesus has been more influential than Muhammad. However, today, as a result of the campaign to promote Islam as the predominate ruling ideology for the world to bring about subjugation of the masses, Muhammad is gaining more fame.
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