Who Is Our One & Only Savior

Submitters Perspective   Dec 2000
ourtesy of www.masjidtucson.org

Who is Our One and Only Savior?

Common Christian thought is that the only way to heaven is through Jesus, whether through intercession in prayer or devotion in worship as part of the trinity. The notion that Jesus Christ is the Savior and the way contradicts every known divine scripture including the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Final Testament (Quran). Any sincere student of the scripture will find out that the ONE and ONLY Savior and Redeemer is the One GOD, the Almighty, the God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammed.

We see in the New Testament that the idea of every one being responsible for his deeds was expressed in Galatians 6:4-7: “Each man should look to his conduct; if he has reason to boast of anything, it will be because the achievement is his and not another’s. A man will REAP ONLY what he SOWS.

There are also other similar verses in the New Testament:

Each of us shall give an account of himself to God. (Romans 14:12)

Each one will receive his own reward according to his own labour. (1 Corinthians 3:8)

In the Old Testament, individual accountability is clear:

Also to you O Lord, belong mercy; for you render to each one according to his work. (Psalms 62:12)

And will he not render to each man according to his deeds? (Proverbs 24:12)

The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. (Ezekiel 18:20)

The Final Testament, the Quran, confirms the basic principle in the Old and New Testaments, that a man will reap only what he sows.

Every soul is responsible only for his/her own work (53:39)

...no soul benefits except from its own work, and none bears the burden of another.... (6:164)

If each man reaps what he sows, how can Jesus be the savior? How could he have taken on the sins of mankind and negated them? Only the One who accepts repentance and wipes out sins can do that. Indeed throughout the Old Testament, God ALONE is referred to as the SAVIOR. For example in 2 Samuel 22:1-3 and in Isaiah, God Himself speaks, saying clearly that He ALONE is the SAVIOR:

For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your SAVIOR....It is I, the Lord; there is NO SAVIOR BUT ME... (Isaiah 43:3,11)

God repeats this categorical statement in Hosea:

I am the Lord, your God, since the land of Egypt; You know no God besides me, and there is NO SAVIOR but me. (Hosea 13:4)

There is also a related concept, the idea of a “REDEEMER”. This word has also been exclusively used for God in the Old Testament, e.g. Isaiah 44:24 and 60:16.

You shall know that I, the Lord am your SAVIOR, your REDEEMER, the mighty one of Jacob. (Isaiah 60:16)

The created idea of Jesus being the Savior can only be witnessed in the New Testament where the alteration has been highly suspected because of its complete contradiction to the Old Testament that came from the same God. God does not change His mind. God does not call Himself the ONLY SAVIOR then decide to change that and call Jesus the Savior. This term describing Jesus as the Savior was used only twice in the New Testament. This is noted in Luke.2:11 and in John. 4:42. Besides these two occurrences, the only other occurrence in the Gospels clearly refers to God, not Jesus:

Then Mary said: “My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord. My spirit finds joy in God, MY SAVIOR, For He has looked upon his servant in her lowliness...” (Luke 1:46-48)

We cannot ignore the reminder in Isaiah 46:9 where God speaks of Himself: “I am God, there is no other; I am God, there is none like me.” (in other words La Elaha Ella Allah – There is no god except GOD).

In the Final Testament, the Quran, God clearly calls Himself the Redeemer and no savior besides Him. A few verses are listed below.

As for those who repent, reform, and proclaim, I redeem them. I am the Redeemer, Most Merciful. (2:160)

Recall that Moses said to his people, "O my people, you have wronged your souls by worshiping the calf. You must repent to your Creator. You shall kill your egos. This is better for you in the sight of your Creator." He did redeem you. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful. (2:54)

As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, He will fully recompense them, and shower them with His grace. As for those who disdain and turn arrogant, He will commit them to painful retribution. They will find no lord beside GOD, nor a savior. (4:173)

Do they not realize that GOD accepts the repentance of His worshipers, and takes the charities, and that GOD is the Redeemer, Most Merciful? (9:104)

This is GOD’s grace and mercy towards you. GOD is Redeemer, Most Wise. (24:10)

...You shall observe GOD. GOD is Redeemer, Most Merciful. (49:12)
You shall glorify and praise your Lord, and implore Him for forgiveness. He is the Redeemer. (110:3)

We have Only One God who can redeem us. He is the same God who spoke in the Bible, the Gospel and the Quran reminding us that there is no god besides Him.

Proclaim, “He is the One and only GOD.

“The Absolute GOD. “Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten.
“None equals Him.” (112:1-4)