What Came First – Bible or Quran?

What Came First – Bible or Quran?

If tomorrow morning, I make a claim that an angel of God had appeared to me and told me to write a new holy book and to call it the final and ultimate scriptures for the whole world, would you accept what I say?

You’d laugh at me. You’d call me delusional.  You might even challenge me to show some form of proof or evidence, that an angel had really appeared to me.  If I cannot offer any evidence, what would you call me? A lunatic and a liar?

But let’s say, you choose to give me the benefit of the doubt, and decide to examine my new book, just to humor me. Then as you start reading my book, you find that it does not agree with the earlier revealed book, the Quran.

Would you accept my claim that my book is the right one and that your book should be rejected? Of course not. I will need to show proof that what I state in my book can be backed up by solid evidence!

What if I explain to you that the reason my scripture differs from the Quran is because it is the Quran that has been corrupted? Would that be ridiculous!  Of course, that does not make sense.

I better be ready to back up every claim in my book that differs from your book.  And not make allegations that the Quran is changed, and therefore my book is true.

In other words, you would not judge your Quran based on what my new book says. Rather, you will judge my book based on what your Quran says!  If my book contradicts the earlier revelation of the Quran, then my book is wrong. As simple as that.


The Burden Of Proof

The Quran was written in 7th century AD by the recitations of a man in the desert who claimed an angelic being visited him.  I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m asking, can anyone verify this visitation? Or is it just the claims of one man? There were no witnesses to what actually happened. And Muhammad did no miracles to prove what he was saying, like the prophets of old like Moses or Elijah.

Yet, he revealed a new book, the Quran, that contradicts the earlier revealed scriptures, the Bible.  The Bible was written between 1400 BC & 95 AD. By 400AD, hundreds of years before Muhammad, the Bible was already widely distributed throughout the known world at that time in multiple languages. And yet, Muslims claim that it is the Bible that has been corrupted instead of showing proof that what the Quran claims is true. Muhammad himself never claimed that the earlier scriptures were corrupted or lost. In fact, he affirmed and praised them.

You cannot judge the Bible based on what the Quran says. Rather, you have to judge the Quran based on what the Bible says. Since Islam came many centuries after Christianity, Islam has the burden of proof and not Christianity. The Bible tests and judges the Quran. If the Bible and the Quran contradict each other, the Bible must logically be given first place as the older authority. The Quran is the one in error until it proves itself. 

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27 thoughts on “What Came First – Bible or Quran?

    1. The quran has definitely been modified.

      Aisha, the favorite wife of the Prophet, said:

      “During the time of the Prophet, the chapter of the Parties used to be two hundred verses when read. When Uthman edited the copies of the Quran, only the current (verses) were recorded” .

      1. Uthman edited the copies to only had haraka to the copies… meaning accent marks, so non-Muslims can read it easier.

  1. As we enter into a new phase of evil by the hands of radical Islamic terrorism and a growing false religion, it is good to have some idea of what that religion is. Thank you for your keen insight.

      1. Abraham was blessed so that his descendants would be as numerous as the dust of the earth. God would make of Ishmael a great nation because he was of the seed of Abraham. However, God told Hagar that her son would be a “wild ass (donkey) of a man” (Genesis 16:12), living in conflict with his relatives.

    1. Yes, it should.
      And the New Testament does not contradict the Old Testament.

      Someone put it this way:
      “The New Testament is in the Old concealed, and the Old is in the New revealed.”

      Meaning that…
      The things described in the OT find their full meaning in the NT.

  2. Amen!
    The Prophecies of God’s Word have come to fulfilment in succession, proving the Holy Bible is the Only True Scriptures that came from the True God; Jesus Christ, and a few more are yet to be fulfilled until it is complete when the LORD Jesus Christ Returns!

    1. Exactly and I started reading the quran ( just for research purposes) and what I noticed is that
      It starts just like the bible ( with Adam) but the bible was written before which really makes you think because the bible talks about those who will twist the words of God.

  3. There is one thing that all religions have in common that there is a supreme power a god that holds everything made everything but when I showed that there is the blood of Jesus and you do not believe and you want to believe in a prophet that has died and is not going to come back you’re destined to hell you must believe in the son of God came to Earth died on the cross for our sins if you do not there is a place that you will go if you do there is a place that you will go there is no proof of anything Muhammad wrote God doesn’t tell people to kill people he wants you to save people he wants you to change people

  4. The Quran is the devil’s book and should not be followed. The Angel Gabriel told Mary, that she would bear a SON, WHO would be called the SON of GOD. The SON that Mary bore, had been called the SON of GOD for centuries, long before Muhammed was born. But this same Angel, according to the Quran, returns and contradicts everything he said to Mary centuries before?! There is no question that the Quran is a lie and should not be taken seriously. Secondly, GOD warns us, in the book of Deuteronomy, not to add or remove anything to and from the BIBLE respectively. We should not add our own text to the BIBLE, and that includes the Quran, because the BIBLE is complete, according to GOD. Anything added to the BIBLE is not from GOD. Angel Gabriel appeared to a christian back in 2005 before Christmas, and this same Angel that allegedly appeared to Mohammed was honouring JESUS, as the SON of GOD. Angel Gabriel never said a word about muhammed and the Quran.

    1. U better not call Quran a devil’s book julius, why dont u read it first if u got that guts and then judge it? Its easy to put up blame on quran but can u prove it? That the holy Quran is devil’s book? Well i very well know that u cant, so u better not say what u said ok, or else it wont take a second for me to call your holy book a book of devil

  5. If a Hebrew translator were to sit down and read the actual Hebrew Scrolls to you people WORD FOR WORD you would be totally shocked at the difference between it and what the Greek, Latin, and English translations and alterations say it says. The Wool has been pulled over the peoples eyes long ago and as profitable as it has been no one seen fit to straighten it out.

  6. Only Jesus guarantee Heaven to those who believes and accept Him. In John 14:6-7 He clearly said that He is the way, the truth, and the life and no one comes to the Father except through Him. In Revelation 17-18 He said that He is the first and the last, (means no other prophet after Him…hence, Muhammad and all other after Him is a fake) and He has the keys of death and of Hades. Lastly, why I choose Jesus because in John 25-26 He said that whoever believes in Him though he/they may die, he shall live and whoever lives and believes in Him shall NEVER DIE. No other prophet before Him or after Him dares to say and guarantee this. So why should I believe in other teaching and others after Jesus? Muhammad is a fake prophet and whoever believes in his teachings will die and suffer in hell forever. Don’t take the risk my fellow Muslim friends. If you read your Quran with clear mind you will realize that it is the corrupted version of the Bible and you will know that Jesus will come on judgement day and if you don’t accept Him now and still believe in your prophet Muhammad you will die and suffer for eternity in hell. Even prophet Muhammad don’t know what will happen to him if he dies (Bukhari, vol. 9, book 87, no 145) If Muhammad doubt his chance of going to heaven what more those who believes in him. That is why he asked his followers to pray for him so that God will grant him entrance to heaven. (According to Ibn Mas’ud). Means Muhammad also don’t know whether he is going to heaven or not and need his followers to pray for him everyday. If Muhammad cannot guarantee life and heaven to his followers would it be a wise thing for Muslims to continue and follow his teachings? But Jesus guarantee Heaven and life to those who accept and believe in Him (John 25-26). In His own words! He is alive and have return to see His disciples and mother after the crucifixion and will return again on judgement day. Muhammad is dead and never return and never ever made any miracles during His lives or after. So my fellow Muslims do you want to take the risk? If you accept Jesus you have a place in Heaven. You continue to believe in your prophet Muhammad you don’t have any guarantee where you are going after you die just like your prophet and even his faithful disciple Mohamad, Abu Bakar also doubt his chances of going to heaven. Read and STUDY your Quran clearly and you will know that you have been deceived your whole life. None that is written in the Quran that guarantees eternal life and Heaven to its believer. Please read carefully what your prophet said about life after dead. There is only one simple and guaranteed way. Accept Jesus and believe in Him only! Don’t take the risk! Jesus will accept and open His arms wide for all Muslims. He is calling all Muslims to His Kingdom. Please take the opportunity and accept His free offer now. God bless everyone.

  7. I think it might be a waste of energy saying who is right and who is wrong. We all can’t prove anything. We weren’t there back then. I will respect the Bible, Torah , and Qur’an.

    1. Have you read the Bible and the Quran?
      The Quran contradicts the Bible, which came earlier.
      Both cant be right. If one is right, then the other is wrong.

  8. If you have noticed, all these comments are from doubtful Christians, not Muslims. I stumbled on this website without meaning to. You all are genuinely confused and are unconsciously questioning your own religion. I did not come here to argue as the misguided will always be misguided. In the quran, Allah (S.W.T) says, “We (Allah) did not appoint you as a guardian over them (disbelievers), nor are you a trustee over them…You shall remind, for you are but a reminder. You are not a controller over them” (6:106-107 , 88:21-22) So I came here to say what I want to and then I will let it be.
    Christians will always think Muslims are misguided and Muslims will always think Christians are misguided. So let us both wait. When we will die, we will soon find out which lord was the correct lord and which religion was truly misguided and lost. Until then, You have your religion and I have mine. I believe in one god and that is Allah (Subhana Wa Tala, Glory to him, the most exalted) and I believe that Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W, Peace Be Upon Him) was the last messenger. Allah is pure and most exalted above whatever you associate with Him!

    Say, “O people, the truth has come to you from Allah. Whoever is guided is guided for himself and whoever goes astray does so to his own detriment. I am not a trustee (or a guardian) over you… If they (disbelievers) turn away, your sole mission is the delivery of the message. Allah is Seer of the people” (10:108 , 3:20)

    1. Fatih, you say you did not come here to argue but you start of your comment by accusing everyone of being genuinely confused. 🙂 🙂

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