Muslim dawagandist Jalal Abualrub in a book written to castigate the Shia raises certain arguments, which actually prove that, according to the inspired New Testament writings, Jesus claimed to be God Almighty in the flesh (even though he is not the Father or the Holy Spirit).

Note, for instance what Jalal states in respect to the words which the Shia attribute to Ali:


Ali Ibn Abu Talib, the Prophet’s paternal cousin and son-in-law, as well as, the other claimed Shi’a Imams, existed with Allah from the beginning, so the Shi’as claim. For instance, they claim that Ali said, “I am the first, and the last, and the upper-most and the inner-most, and I am the inheritor of the earth” (Al-Kash-shi. Rijal Al-Kash-shi, Pg., 138).  

Therefore, according to Shi’a creed, Ali left nothing much that is uniquely for Allah, the Exalted, the All-Mighty, Who says this about Himself in the Quran, {He is the First (nothing is before Him) and the Last (nothing is after Him), the Most-High (nothing is above Him) and the Most-Near (nothing is nearer than Him)} (57:3). (Abualrub, The Jewish Temple Rebuilt by the Shia, edited by Alaa Mencke [Madinah Publishers and Distributors, Third Edition 2021], p. 18)

Hence, according to Jalal himself statements where someone describes himself as the First and the Last or as the Inheritor of the earth are akin to claiming to be God Almighty.

Now let us see what Jesus Christ said of about his own Person:

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty… And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Revelation 1:7-8, 17-18

“And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;” Revelation 2:8

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the lastI Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star… He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.” Revelation 22:12-13, 16, 20-21

The risen Jesus identifies himself as the First and the Last, the Alpha and Omega and the Beginning and the End, as well as the Almighty, all of which are titles that depict Christ as the uncreated and ever-living Son of God!

In these next verses, Jesus claims to be the uniquely beloved and glorious Son of God who is the Heir that own owns everything that belongs to the Father, being the One to whom the Father has entrusted all creation so as to reign over it:

“And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country… Having yet therefore ONE son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence MY son. But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is THE HEIR; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.” Mark 12:1, 6-8

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” Matthew 28:18

All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.” Luke 10:22

“He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” John 16:14-15

“These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify THY SON, that THY SON also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him… And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.” John 17:1-2, 10

Therefore, as Jalal himself acknowledges, these are the very characteristics and functions that no creature can ascribe to his or herself since that would blasphemous idolatry.

As such, this proves that the real Christ of history did not claim to be a servant of Allah. Rather, the true Jesus explicitly testified to his Spirit-fille servants that he is indeed the Almighty and eternal Son of God who is coequal to the Father in essence, power, honor and glory.

All scriptural references taken from Authorized Version (AV) of the Holy Bible.


A Collection of Responses to one Muslim crusader’s tirade against Christianity answers to Abualrub’s series “Between ‘Shubbiha Lahum’ and Trinity”.

The Mutability of Allah

Exposing Islam’s Pentagonity

Modalism, Polytheism or just plain old Quackerism! — Another Response to Jalal Abualrub’s Foolishness and Blasphemies

The True Confession of Faith Pt. 1

The True Confession of Faith Pt. 2

Before Adam Was, Jesus Is! Pt. 1

Before Adam Was, Jesus Is! Pt. 2

Before Adam Was, Jesus Is! Pt. 3

Revisiting Jesus’ Eternal Existence Pt. 1

Revisiting Jesus’ Eternal Existence Pt. 2

Revisiting Jesus’ Eternal Existence Pt. 3

Revisiting Jesus’ Eternal Existence Pt. 4

Revisiting Jesus’ Eternal Existence Pt. 5


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