Let’s be clear that ONLY God has the ability to create. No one else.
With that in mind, let’s see what the Bible teaches about Jesus, and then we will look at what the Quran says.
First, according to the Bible:
“Through Him (Jesus) all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3
“He (Jesus) was in the world, and though THE WORLD WAS MADE THROUGH HIM, the world did not recognize Him.” John 1:10
“For in Him (Jesus) all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.” (Colossians 1:16)
In the miraculous feeding of the multitudes, Jesus created what did not exist. Enough food for thousands of people to eat and be satisfied, demonstrating the same creative miracle God did in the desert when He fed the people with manna. This is something only God has the ability to do.
It is clear, the Bible teaches, Jesus is Creator.
Now, let’s look at what the Quran says about Jesus.
And a messenger to the children of Israel. “Indeed, I came to you with a sign from your lord. I create for you the figure of a bird from the clay. So I breathe into it, so it will become a bird by Allah’s permission. And I heal the blind and the leper, and I raise the dead by Allah’s permission. And I inform you about what you eat and what you store in your houses. Surely in this is a sign for you, if you were believers.
In this verse, we see Jesus CREATES a bird, giving it life and making it a living being. Muslims will say, “But it is only by Allah’s permission.”
Permission is not the same as ability.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say, my wife does not give me permission to drive her car. Does this mean I do not have the ABILITY to drive?
Now, if she gives me permission to drive her car, does it mean she has given me ability to drive? You see, with or without her permission, I ALWAYS HAVE THE ABILITY TO DRIVE. With or without my wife’s permission, I CAN drive her car.
So when Allah says he gave permission for Jesus to create, it does not mean Jesus was given ability to create. The Quran does not say this. Jesus has the ABILITY to create, an ability that belongs ONLY to God.
Thus, the Quran itself admits Jesus has the ability reserved exclusively for God.
This can only mean one thing.