There’s a blog I read every so often which posted this up last week – I just thought it was interesting:
One time, there was brought to Muhammad a woman who had committed adultery. They asked him, “What shall we do with her?” Muhammad said, “Go away. Bring her back after the baby is born.”
So they brought her back after the baby was born, and Muhammad said, “Let her go and nurse the child. Bring her back when the child is two years old.”
So they brought her back and Muhammad said, “Take the baby from her and kill her.” And that is what they did.
Now let us compare Muhammad to Jesus. There was a time when people brought a woman to Jesus who had been caught in adultery. “Shall we stone her?” the people said. Jesus replied, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” Everybody went away. There was nobody left to stone her because they all knew they had sinned. Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.”
I’m not here to bash Muhammad, or Muslims, or anyone. But I wonder what society would make of Muhammad’s response, and what they’d make of Jesus’. At the time, Muhammad was given status almost like that of a god, whereas Jesus was given a false trial and given the death penalty.
It was Jesus’ grace which caused him to die, and it was Jesus’ grace which was provided for us as he died. Thank God that we have received his grace, just as the adulteress did.