Muslim, Jewish Scholars: More 'Jesus' Talk Needed Christianpost.com
“For me as a Muslim, Jesus is the ultimate symbol in the Koran of compassion, love for humanity, piety, and simplicity,” said Ahmed.
He explained that, to Christians, Jesus represents the son of God; for Muslims, he is a great prophetic figure; and for Jews, he is a rabbi.
“Let’s use him as a symbol of love and compassion then automatically we have one figure that can bring all three of these three civilizations together.”
Jesus the symbol. Satan the confuser. No, Jesus said who he was and it got him killed. Symbols are erased and if we allow Jesus to be made a symbol he will be erased and replaced with a lie. I applaud the dialogue and the honest effort to reach understanding but I'm not stepping over that line. Why do we need a symbol when the living God is the God who is here?