Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh’s film “The Messiah” is generating quite a bit of interfaith dialogue. His film depicts the life of Christ according to the Koran and the Gospel of Barnabas not the Bible. It is being compared to Mel Gibson’s “Passion of Christ“.
There are several key difference between the Christ of the Bible and the Christ of the Koran. According to the Koran, Jesus is a prophet and not the son of God. In Mark 1:1 Bible clearly states that Jesus is the son of God. Another key difference is that the Koran states that Jesus was not crucified. Many Muslims believe that the one who betrayed him was crucified not Christ. In the Bible the crucifixion is recorded in Matthew 27:32-56, Mark 15:21-41, Luke 23:26-49 and John 19:16-37. Matthew 27:1-9 records Judas hanging himself, this occurs before the crucifixion. You can read the complete interview between ABC’s Lara Setrakian and Talebzadeh here.