Jesus and Muhammad 2
History of Jesus
After forty years in the desert, the Israelites, known also as Jews, entered the promised
land of Canaan.
Although the inhabitants of Canaan knew of God's mighty miracles for the
Jews, they rejected Jehovah as God, and fought against the Children of Israel. After many years,
the Israelites crowned a king, David, whom God called. "A man after my own heart." God spoke
to the Jews through David and other godly men, called prophets, reminding them to be holy as a
witness to all nations. God even revealed that the coming Savior would descend from the royal
line of David. Through the writings of the prophet Malachi, the Lord described a special
messenger who would announce the coming Savior and prepare the people to receive Him.
After seventy years of captivity, the Lord allowed His people to come back to the land of
Israel. Only a small group chose to return, but they as well as Jews elsewhere, still lived under
the rule of other nations. Five hundred years later, when Rome ruled Israel, two young Jews
named Joseph and Mary, both descendants of the royal line of David, planned to marry. But
before they came together, Mary became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit of God.
(Films for Christ, 2010)
An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream saying. "Joseph, Don't worry about taking Mary
as your wife; for the child in her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. The child is the Son of God.
And when she gives birth to this son, you must name Him "Jesus," which means Savior, for He
will save His people from their sins." So Joseph and Mary set off to Bethlehem where she had
given birth to her son Jesus.