Muslim Imam accepts Jesus Christ after studying the Koran

In the 14-minute video shown below, Mario Joseph, a former Muslim Imam shares how he became a believer in Jesus Christ by reading the Koran.

Mario was born into a Muslim family and raised as a devoted Muslim, eventually becoming an Imam. One day while he was teaching in the mosque, one of his students asked, “Who is Jesus?”

Mario did not have a good answer, so he read the entire Koran once again, all 6,666 verses, to find what it says about Jesus. He found in chapter 3:45-55 the Koran identifies Jesus as the Word of God, the Spirit of God, the Messiah, the Christ, born to a virgin named Mary, conceived in her womb by the decree, the spoken word of God. In addition, it says Jesus created a bird from the dust, healed the blind and the leprous, raised the dead, was put to death by the will of God, was then resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will one day return. Verse 3:55 says God (Allah) will cause those who follow Jesus to be above those who do not believe in Him.

Based on the Koran, Mario compared Jesus with Muhammad and realized these facts:

  • It says Jesus was the Word of God, but it never says Muhammad was the Word of God.
  • It says Jesus was the Spirit of God, but it never says Muhammad was the Spirit of God.
  • It says Jesus had power to create life from dust, but it never says Muhammad did anything like that.
  • It says Jesus performed miracles of healing, but it never says Muhammad did any miracles.
  • It says Jesus was raised from the dead and is now alive, but it never says Muhammad was raised from the dead. He still remains in his grave.
  • It says Jesus ascended into heaven, but it never reveals Muhammad’s eternal fate, so Muslims cannot be sure whether or not he made it to heaven.
  • It says Jesus will return, but it never says Muhammad will return.
  • The Koran only mentions Muhammad 4 times, but it mentions Jesus 25 times.
  • The Koran never mentions Muhammad’s mother’s name or the name of any other woman, except Mary, the mother of Jesus.

So, Mario concluded Jesus Christ is greater than Muhammad and became a follower of Jesus. The complete passage from the Koran is shown here.

[3.45] When the angels said: O Marium (Mary), surely Allah gives you good news with a Word from Him (of one) whose name is the ‘Messiah (Christ), Isa (Jesus) son of Marium (Mary), worthy of regard in this world and the hereafter and of those who are made near (to Allah).
[3.46] And he shall speak to the people when in the cradle and when of old age, and (he shall be) one of the good ones.
[3.47] She said: My Lord! When shall there be a son (born) to me, and man has not touched me? He said: Even so, Allah creates what He pleases; when He has decreed a matter, He only says to it, Be, and it is.
[3.48] And He will teach him the Book and the wisdom and the Tavrat and the Injeel (the Bible).
[3.49] And (make him) an apostle to the children of Israel: That I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I determine for you out of dust like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird with Allah’s permission and I heal the blind and the leprous, and bring the dead to life with Allah’s permission and I inform you of what you should eat and what you should store in your houses; most surely there is a sign in this for you, if you are believers.
[3.50] And a verifier of that which is before me of the Torah and that I may allow you part of that which has been forbidden to you, and I have come to you with a sign from your Lord. Therefore be careful of (your duty to) Allah and obey me.
[3.51] Surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore serve Him; this is the right path.
[3.52] But when Isa (Jesus) perceived unbelief on their part, he said, “Who will be my helpers in Allah’s way?” The disciples said: We are helpers (in the way) of Allah: We believe in Allah and bear witness that we are submitting ones (Muslims).
[3.53] Our Lord! we believe in what Thou hast revealed and we follow the apostle, so write us down with those who bear witness.
[3.54] And they planned and Allah (also) planned, and Allah is the best of planners.
[3.55] And when Allah said: O Isa (Jesus), I am going to terminate the period of your stay (on earth) and cause you to ascend unto Me and purify you of those who disbelieve and make those who follow you above those who disbelieve to the day of resurrection; then to Me shall be your return, so I will decide between you concerning that in which you differed. (Koran 3:45-55)

After he became a Christian, Mario was severely persecuted by his own family. His father tried to murder him, but Jesus delivered him. He shares his amazing story in this video.

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Sam
Sam
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September 19, 2017 3:04 AM

Thanks a lot James for refreshing my memory.

Btw the number of verses in quran is 6236 not 6666 yet you might like to write it as 6(2×3)6.

Lets pray for all Muslims to be visited by Jesus and find their rest in him and only in him he who is the only truth and the only way to father. God has already made it so easy for every muslim to be delivered because when Satan was so busy in deceiving the ishmaelites God was busy in putting ways out for them. I can recall so many as I write.

Sue
Sue
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September 19, 2017 8:51 PM

It is 6,666 or 6,236 depending on how (or if) the Bismillah appearing at the start of each chapter is counted. So the answer is both are right.

afhw
afhw
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September 19, 2017 4:42 AM

Revelation 1:8 I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty

Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Alpha translated to Hebrew is Aleph and translated to Arabic is Aleef -> Al-Alif. Jesus says, I am Alpha (Al-Alif).

Al-Alif means the first in Arabic.

The Koran gives al’Awwal (الأول), meaning “The First” and al’Akhir (الآخر), meaning “The Last” as two of the names of GOD: 57:3

Jesus is Al’Awwal (Alpha) and Al’Akhir (Omega). Therefore, these last two names are the names of Jesus from the beginning till the end which represents Jesus as the beginning and the end of the Creation of GOD. Thus, He (Jesus) is the Almighty GOD Himself.

afhw
afhw
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September 19, 2017 5:35 AM

Sorry, my mistake, this is the correct one. Jesus is Al’Awwal (First) and Al’Akhir (Last). Therefore, these last two names are the names of Jesus from the beginning till the end which represents Jesus as the beginning and the end of the Creation of GOD. Thus, He (Jesus) is the Almighty GOD Himself.

Dovid Hafner
Dovid Hafner
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September 19, 2017 4:02 PM

And so it is as you have spoken! (Amien)-so it shall be.

Rowena O
Rowena O
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September 19, 2017 6:25 PM

It is also written that Jesus is the Aleph and the Tav, the beginning and end of the sacrificial system.
Aleph is the first Hebrew letter and looks like an ox, Tav is the last Hebrew letter and looks like a cross.

Rowena O
Rowena O
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September 19, 2017 6:49 PM

Sorry, it’s not Hebrew but Canaanite pictograms that depict the ox and the cross.

Bimsy
Bimsy
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September 19, 2017 4:56 PM

Is this guys name a harbinger,( Mario Joseph}.America is about to be hit with 2 new hurricanes called Maria and Jose ie Mary and Joseph which merge together on the 23rd September in a type of conception.The Lord has shown me that the 26th September is a day to watch regarding the Pope or false prophet.

Heather C-littledove
Heather C-littledove
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September 19, 2017 11:27 AM

OOHH so precious is this man and his faith -Just warms my heart SO SO much -Lord Jesus -break these chains of false religion over these precious people -Praise and honor and glory belong to You alone -Our King -our Love and Our hope
The kingdom of darkness has taken another big hit as the #1 best selling New Age author Doreen Virtue has gotten born again this past January and has renounced all her books and tarot cards and all her past work!! Amazing

Monica
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September 19, 2017 5:04 PM

Mexico has just had another earthquake 7.1. Also it fell on the anniversary of the 1985 catastrophic earthquake in Mexico City. They were just literally doing drills in remembrance of that earthquake. I don’t know what more signs we need and what still to cause us to fall on our knees and repent and seek God. We have to pray. Jesus told us to watch and pray that is what we must do until He calls us home.

Phil Titus
Phil Titus
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September 19, 2017 8:52 AM

This Divine Mercy Center Mario Joseph is a miracle from God. I have been there and they have centers in the US. They have one center in NJ, Florida and Canada. All of the centers of retreats continuously. The one he is talking about Potta is in Kerala, India is the largest retreat center in the world. Every week 10,000 people come to this retreat and stay there for a week. This retreat center has continuous retreats 365 days a year. The retreats are done in 15 different languages. The miracle is that they feed and shelter all these people continuously every week they have enough food and enough shelter to provide for all the people who attend these retreat centers. Many miracles occur there. It is a Charismatic Retreat Center in which people who are running the retreat centers speak in tongues of the Holy Spirit. All these centers are Spirit filled and it is such an amazing place to attend. If anyone wants further information in regards to the centers in US, Canada or India please reach out to me….God Bless

Sandra
Sandra
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September 19, 2017 10:13 PM

Kind of off topic… I heard a comment that I thought was interesting.

Someone was saying Christians should quit saying they are going on “retreats” because it implies that they are running away from the battle. It was suggested we should rename them “refreshers”, “regenerations”, “empowerments”, etc… and therefore we wouldn’t lose any ground we had already claimed.

RedeemedDavid
RedeemedDavid
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September 20, 2017 12:34 PM

Retreat talks about Elijahs retreat from public ministry after slaying the prophets of baal. Jesus Christ also called the disciples apart after a time of ministry work. Retreat in this sense means leaving public life and going away to be with the master. all those other names don’t sufficiently capture the act of retreat as you can get refreshed in the presence of the Lord anytime you worship him. You get regenerated when you give your life to Jesus in true repentance. you’re empowered whenever you are filled with the Holy Spirit or anointed to minister. Retreat is the right word.

Sandra
Sandra
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September 20, 2017 4:49 PM

Thanks for the kind and biblical response. I appreciate it 🙂

RedeemedDavid
RedeemedDavid
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September 20, 2017 6:53 PM

You are welcome . Glad you found my post informative. God bless you.

Grace
Grace
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September 19, 2017 11:48 AM

I live in Canada and would like information on the retreat centers!

Phil Titus
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September 19, 2017 3:27 PM

Hi Grace it is called the Divine Retreat Centre Toronto their address is 69 william street Toronto ON M9N 2G6 and their phone number is 647 660 1314….God Bless

Stella
Stella
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September 20, 2017 4:32 PM

Hi Phil, the picture behind the man looks like a catholic altar for their mass, or am I mistaken?

Jerome Popiel
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September 20, 2017 11:16 PM

Good question Stella. As a former Catholic, “retreat” was a very common thing people would do all the time. Not necessarily a negative thing, but I would prefer revival to retreat. I would shy away from anything bordering on religion.

Grace
Grace
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September 19, 2017 9:13 PM

Thank you, Phil!

Grace
Grace
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September 19, 2017 11:51 AM

And James, you realize that you have now spoken against Islam, as per a previous post. In an excellent way, I may add. Perhaps having a backup plan / website is in order now and letting us know how to access it.

Paula
Paula
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September 19, 2017 6:13 PM

If God had to judge Muslims by the Koran their own bible would condemn them!

NMB
NMB
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September 24, 2017 6:58 PM

Muslims are not the enemy, they are the mission field as is the world. Hard to remember that at times.

Sisterann
Sisterann
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September 22, 2017 7:20 PM
Yawchal
Yawchal
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September 19, 2017 10:58 PM

That is so awesome!!!!!! Hallelujah !!!!!
Our God is a mighty God

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