The Bible teaches that salvation is not a reward and that heaven is the eternal abode of those who have received Christ. Islam, on the other hand, teaches that salvation is a reward for a life of relative piety and righteousness. The Koran states, “Then those whose scales are heavy, they are successful. And those whose scales are light are those who lose their souls, in hell abiding” (Sura, 23:102, 103). In fact, Muslims are encouraged to “vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who ward off (evil)” (Sura, 3:133).
From these denials of fundamental Biblical teachings and the establishment of a religion of self-righteousness follows the Islamic repudiation of the Savior.
The following belief is so important to Islam that it was printed in bold type in the leaflet “Prophethood in Islam”: “The Quranic account of Jesus emphatically rejects the concept of his ‘Divinity’ and ‘Divine Sonship….'”
Furthermore, the Institute of Islamic Information and Education publishes a leaflet entitled “Is Jesus Really God?” In it they totally reject the Biblical teaching that Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. In Aziz’s book Introduction to Islam, he states that […] “Islam refutes the idea that any human being, however great, was a ‘manifestation’ of God on earth, or a Divine incarnate” (Aziz 9).
Nevertheless, the Word of God is plain: “God was manifest in the flesh” (I Tim. 3:16). Jesus is the self-existent I AM John 8:58), the Creator who dwelt as a man among men John 1:13,14). Jesus Christ is the Forgiver of sin (Luke 5:2021). In short, God the Son and the God the Father are One (John 10:30). The Lord Jesus Christ said to the religious leaders of His day who rejected His deity, “If ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24).