formed him from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (Gen. ii.
123. M. The Gospel does not say that Christ made a bird in this way.
C. We are not now talking of the evidence of the Gospel but of that which the Qur'an gives to
Christ's superiority to the rest of the prophets. The New Testament says that all things were
created in or through Christ (Col. i. 16; John i. 3).
124. M. The Qur'an says that the bird was made "by God's permission."
C. Of course: the Gospel says that all that Christ does is in accordance with the will and
permission of God (John v. 19; viii. 28).
125. M. We honour Jesus more than you do, for we call Him "a spirit from God."
But we do not thereby imply His Deity. All men are spirits from God.
C. All men's spirits were created by God, which is a different thing. Your last words
hardly agree with your preceding ones. Nor does the Qur'an call any other man "a spirit
from God," as it does Christ (Surah IV., An Nisa, 169). According to your argument this
expression becomes meaningless. If you honour Jesus more than we do, why do you assert that Muhammad
was superior to Him, and why have you left Christ to follow Muhammad1?