contrary to the testimony of the Word of God, and therefore should not be believed. Those who
were present, like the apostle John, testify to Christ's crucifixion, while those who deny it were
born hundreds of years afterwards and cannot therefore be accepted as witnesses. The punishment of
the Jews for their terrible crime is evident to every one, and this is an additional proof that they
are right in saying that they were guilty of crucifying Jesus1.
[The following arguments on the Muhammadan side may be entered here, as they are in some measure
answered in the reply to the preceding question. We therefore reply to them very briefly:]
96. M. If what your New Testament says about the deity of Christ be correct, then why was
Muhammad sent to reclaim men from error by bidding them not call Jesus the Son of God?
C. You here acknowledge that the New Testament does teach the Divine Sonship of
Christ. As the Qur'an was sent to "confirm" the Gospel, and