It's hardly surprising, since Islam was at least indirectly derived from that, as well as Christian teachings which Mohammad unfortunately diluted. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abrahamic_religions https://www.google.com/search?q=isl...j69i57j0l4.23984j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 You really don't seem to understand that the New Testament is the basic document for Christianity. The Old Testament is what came "before". If Jesus of Nazareth had spent his short lifetime trying to refute the Old Testament, he would never have lived long enough to provide the teachings that make up the new one. You also seem to forget that Jesus operated as a human with human limitations, plus those which came from the necessity to fulfill Biblical prophesies from the Old Testament in order to give his new teachings legitimacy. He had a lot of constraints on what he could do and how he could do it. I'd like to see someone from today go back then and give it a try. It was a very complex social, cultural, legal, political, and religious situation, and he had to keep all those factors in mind constantly. The Romans were in control and supervising the way the local Hebrews administered everything, and the Hebrew power structure was down on anyone they saw as being a threat to their religious leadership. Instead of welcoming his contributions, even in healing, they were constantly trying to "get" Jesus with one religious rule or another--similar to the way Trump is being dealt with, actually, only worse, as Jesus was not wealthy. His Dad was a carpenter.