“Remember when the angel said, ‘O Mary! Verily God announceth to thee the Word from Him: His name shall be, Messiah Jesus the son of Mary, illustrious in this world, and in the next, and one of those who have near access to God; And He shall speak to men alike when in the cradle and when grown up; And he shall be one of the just.’ She said, ‘How, O my Lord! shall I have a son, when man hath not touched me?’ He said, ‘Thus: God will create what He will; When He decreeth a thing, He only saith, 'Be,' and it is.’” Surah 3, “The Family of Imrhan,” verses 45-47Notice that an angel makes an announcement. Mary protests that she is a virgin. God says, “No problem.” One added touch that seems strange to us is that it seems to say that Jesus will be talking when He is first born.
This sound good but later we will see that it is an illusion.
All Koran quotes are from the translation by Rev. J.M. Rodwell, M.A. provided by the Gutenberg Project.
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