The question is often asked by Christians as to why it is that Jews do not accept Jesus as G-d, the Messiah, or even a prophet. The answer to this question is both simple and extremely important for all religions to understand. It is also echoed in the Muslim Koran.
In the Torah (Deuteronomy 13:2-6) we read:
If there should stand up in your midst a prophet or dreamer of a dream, and he will produce a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes about, of which he spoke to you, saying, "Let us follow gods that you did not know and we shall worship them!" - do not hearken to the words of that prophet or dreamer of a dream, for HaShem, your G-d, is testing you to know whether you love HaShem, your G-d, with all your heart and with all your soul.
HaShem means "The Name" of G-d. Who was Moses speaking to when he uttered these words? The Jewish people. Did the Jewish people have any experience worshipping a man as G-d? No. Therefore, the rabbis point to these verses and assert that this is where the Torah predicts Jesus. After all, the Nazarene did say "I and my Father are One" (John 10:30). But what are we really being told above? We are being told that a man like Jesus is sent to the Jewish people as a test. To pass the test, Jews, based on their Torah, believe that they must reject him.
Along came Mohammed. In the Koran (5:51) we read that he taught:
To each among you G-d prescribed a Law and an
So again we read about a test! But this time to pass it we are asked to overlook religious differences, and instead compete as in a race in all virtues. What a beautiful concept! I fail to understand how suicide bombers could ever hope to fulfill such an idea through extreme carnage. The point made by Mohammed should be at the very core of any legitimate religion. It makes clear that it was NOT the will of Allah (G-d) to make us all one religion. Indeed, any attempt to do so is in direct opposition to the Will of G-d.
On this web site strong evidence is presented to show that encoding exists in the Torah. Software is currently lacking to check the Koran, however it is more than possible that the the truth of all things that you (we) now dispute will not occur until we have a fuller understanding of the encoding phenomenon. To this end, exploration of the suspect
Also see the page For Muslims.