Extracts from the Debate between
Deedat & Sjoberg. Is Jesus God?


Matthew 19:16-17.

Let's hear Jesus his humility:

Matthew chapter 19, verse 16-17.

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Only God is good he is all good. He refuses that you should even call him good, how would he ask you to call me God. This quality of goodness, i might say good pastor and in humility the pastor says: No, i am not such a good man i have a lot of shortcomings. You say: Mr Deedat you are a very good man. I say no no no please leave that out you know i have a lot of shortcomings. We in humility do that, but if Jesus was God this is hypocrisy. God is good. And if he is God he must say: well i accept what you are telling me, but as a man he has the right to say no what are you calling me good for you know the real goodness is in God and he is all good. So therefor we can see in his own words he is disclaiming any type of divinity that he is called God, he is disclaiming that.

The Injil.

The pastor mentioned that we in Islam we honor the Injil truly. See when we are talking about injil this is the Injil of Jesus the good news given by Jesus Christ. We accept whatever Jesus gave if we can see, confirm, verify that these are the words of Jesus that is the Injil, Injil of Jesus. But what we have today is not the Injil of Jesus, we belief the Injil the Gospel of Jesus, not the Injil of Matthew. You read any of the arabic Bible it says, Injil Mateu, Injil Marka, Injil Loka, Injil Johanna, have you got the Injil of Esa, we want the Injil of Esa, have you got it, you haven't got it.

Last night i refereed was it or where, that you had the red letter Bible in which every word supposed to be uttered by Jesus are in red. I say that is only 1/10 of the newtestament 90 of the newtestament is in black. Some of the books of the newtestament have not even a red spot. Out of the 27 books there is not even a red dot anywhere. That means the word of Jesus never touched it. You bring you red letter Bible ill show it to you.

Esa is the Messiah. God does not eat.
Bismillahi - Rahmani - Rahim.

"Mal-Masii-hubnu-Maryama 'illa Rasuul; qad khalat min-qab-lihir-rusul. Wa 'ummuhuu Sidiiq-qah. Kaanaa ya'-kulaanit-ta-'aam. 'Unzur kayfa nubay-yinu lahumul-'Aayaati summan-zur 'annaa yu'-fakuun!"

Mr chairman, chairlady and my dear brothers and sisters. I read to you a verse from chapter 5 of the Holy Quran, verse nr 75. This is actually in answer to certain mistatments that pastor Stanly made last night. You see he made certain charges in that frenzy you know he was worked up, if you where there last night you had noticed he confessed that he was trembling. I don't blame him for holding poison in his hand but in that mode he said, speaking about the prophet Mohammed (saws) that he denied the sonship of Jesus, that he denied the death and resurrection of Jesus, that he denied the Messiahship of Jesus, and i say no it isn't frenzy he is talking he is not true to facts because during the course of my speech i was telling the audience that we moslems we belive in Jesus.

We belive that Jesus was one of the mightiest messengers of God, we belive in his miraculous birth, we belive that he is the messiah translated Christ, we belive that he gave life to the dead by God's permission and that he healed those born, blind and leapers by God's permission.

This is the statement i have made. That we belive that he is the Messiah not Mohammed is the Messiah. He says no, Mohammed denies that. So i would like my brother to retrack this statement when he has his 10 minutes that look he is sorry, but in that verse that i read to you the word is stated:

"Christ, the son of Mary, was no more thn a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His Signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!

We all eat food. Why does God almighty want to draw our attention to the fact that both mother and son they both eat food. Because He is trying to tell you, that anyone that eats food can never be your God, he is not worthy of worship. In the Roman Chatholic Church they worship Mary as the mother of God. The christians generally say Jesus is God, they worship him. God almighty says that they both eat food in other words if you eat food you have the call of nature you need the toilette and if there is no toilette you look for the rock or the bush.

And this is not the quality of God. God doesn't go to toilets he doesn't look for bush and rocks to excrete. He doesn't do that.