Answer to Questions About the Verses Which Speak of the Life of the Messiah (peace be upon him)


I am very interested in this site and I am a regular visitor to this site. I have great respect for you. Before going to my question I would like to say that I have no doubts about the holy Quran and I believed that not even a single letter of the Quran has been change. But I have some misunderstandings about these two verses. "So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"! (Sura Maryam 33). The day that I die; what does this mean? And also this verse: And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;- (An-Nisa 159). Before his death; what does this mean? But this verse: "That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:- (An-Nisa 157) " Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;- (An-Nisa 158). Right now I am studying in China. I have some friends from different faiths asking about the holy Quran and status of Jesus (pbuh) in Islam. I am trying my best to answer all their questions.