Christ, the Image of Allah (S.W)
D) Christ, the Image of Allah (S.W)
Among the evidence Christians present to prove Jesus’ (PBUH) divinity, are Paul’s words about him.“the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (Cor.2 4:4) “who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”(Phi. 2:6-7)“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”(Col. 1:15)
These words are Paul’s words. Paul, who did not have the honor of meeting Jesus (PBUH) nor did he study under him. We do not see the disciples mention such words, and that is sufficient to throw doubts on them.
Moreover, the image is different from the self. God’s image here means His representative to declare His Law, as Paul said in another passage,“For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.” (Cor. (1) 11/7). Which means that Allah (S.W) delegated man in his power over woman.
Jesus’ (PBUH) being of the same image as Allah (S.W) does not prove his divinity, for Adam – according to the Bible – shared Allah’s (S.W) image, as mentioned in the Book of Genesis about his creation. “Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female."