Christianity had existed in Arabia for 400 years before Muhammad was born.
For hundreds of years, Arab Christians had always called Jesus Yasu or Yasuwa. (The name is derived from the original Hebrew, Yeshua, which means “Yahweh is Salvation.”)
When Muhammad lived in the 7th century, he would surely have known and heard about Yasū’ (يَسُوعَ) that the Christians believed in and spoke of.
Sometime after 610 AD, Muhammad introduced a new name in Arabic that no Arab Christian had ever heard of or used for Jesus before.
Isa was a character loosely based on the real Yasuwa of the Bible and other folktales and legends from unreliable gnostic sources circulating at the time and Muhammad called his name Isa.
If Muhammad’s Isa is the same as the Yasuwa of the Arab Christians, why did he invent a NEW name, Isa (عيسى) instead of using the name Yasuwa (يَسُوعَ) that every Arab had known for hundreds of years?
Was it because he was creating a new character that would fit his new religion?
Before Muhammad, no Arab had heard of Isa. True Christians were not swayed by Muhammad’s tales. They rejected him.
In fact, Arab Christians continue using the name Yasuwa today.
Open an Arabic bible. You will find the name Yasuwa. You will never find the name, Isa.
Now we can understand.
When Muslims say, Isa was not crucified, they are right. He was not.
It was Yasuwa who was crucified.
When Muslims say Isa was only a creation, they are right. He was a creation of Muhammad’s imagination.
When Muslims deny Isa’s divinity, again they’re absolutely right.
It was Yasuwa who is divine.
Yasuwa said, “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Isa said no such thing. The only thing Isa ever spoke were the words put into his mouth by Muhammad hundreds of years after Yasuwa had ascended to heaven.
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