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Where Are The Books?

Where Are The Books?

Muslim: Your own Bible refers to Muhammad in many verses.

Christian: Don’t you muslims believe that the Bible has been corrupted?

Muslim: Yes, the Bible has been corrupted.

Christian: Then how can you claim that Muhammad is found in a corrupted book? Dont you think that Allah would have preserved it to ensure his prophet’s name is in it?

Muslim: Not everything in the Bible is corrupted. Only some things.

Christian: OK. Thanks for telling us that Allah failed to preserve his words.

Muslim: It is not Allah’s fault. It is man’s problem.

Christian: Yes. Like I said. Allah failed to preserve his words against his own weak creation.

Christian: How can you know what is corrupted and what is not?

Muslim: The Quran tells us. That is why the Quran was sent to us as the final revelation because the earlier books were corrupted.

Christian: So you muslims believe that the Bible was corrupted before the Quran was sent?

Muslim: Yes.

Christian: Then why does the Quran praise the earlier revelations if it was corrupted? Why does Allah tell Christians to judge by their book if it is corrupted? Why did allah honor them by calling them “People of The Book” if their Book was corrupted?

Muslim: Actually the Quran is talking about the Torah, Zabur and Injeel. Not the Bible.

Christian: Then why are you looking for Muhammad’s name in the Bible??

Muslim:

Christian: Where is the Torah, Zabur and Injeel?

Muslim: Those books are lost.

Christian: Does Allah say in the Quran say that these books were lost?

Muslim: LOL.. Of course not! It was not lost yet at the time of the Quran.

Christian: So these books still existed during the time of Muhammad. And it was lost only AFTER the Quran was revealed?

Muslim: Yes.

Christian: But you just said earlier that the Quran was sent because the earlier Books were corrupted. Now you say they were not corrupted.

Muslim: The bible contains corrupted copy of the torah, zabur and injeel.

Christian: The entire Bible was already completed hundreds of years before the Quran and spread to the known world. If the Torah, Zabur and Injeel of the Bible were corrupted and different from the “actual” existing Torah, Zabur and Injeel, which you said was only lost AFTER the Quran, anyone can compare the books and see that they are different. The whole world will know. This would have been huge. The whole of Christianity would have ended. Yet, there is no historical record of such a scandal. When the Quran came in the 7th century, it made no mention of this scenario of duplicate books. Rather it says, the Quran came to confirm (not replace) the books.

Muslim: Paul corrupted the books.

Christian: That’s nonsense. Paul lived more than 500 years before Muhammad. When allah revealed the quran, Did allah tell Muhammad about what Paul had done to allah’s books? Did he promise to punish Paul in hell just like he promised to punish Abu Lahab? Paul’s actions were far more serious than Abu Lahab!

Christian: Do you actually believe that an ordinary human being could have destroyed God’s words? Is God so weak and not able to preserve His words?

Christian: Do you realize that you are saying that the “corrupted book” of an ordinary human being has survived for more than 2000 years but Allah’s books are lost?

Can I Follow What Allah Said in Sura 5:47?

Can I Follow What Allah Said in Sura 5:47?

Muslims, are we supposed to believe what Allah says in the Quran or not? Do you believe the Quran?

I ask because of this ayah:

Surah 5:47
“Let the People of the Gospel judge by that which Allah hath revealed therein. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are evil-livers.”

Allah says we Christians are supposed to judge by the Gospel. Am I allowed to obey this verse?

But muslims claim that the Gospel has been lost to corruption.

So why did Allah tell us to judge by a Gospel that you say has been lost?

How can I obey Sura 5:47?

Did Allah not know it had been lost or that it was going to be lost?

How can you know something that Allah didn’t speak about when he wrote the Quran?
If you say the Gospel was lost later, then you are still insulting Allah’s words in 5:47 by claiming that the words your God spoke is obsolete and invalid today. His word has lost it’s relevance.

Things get just as bad because of this ayah as well:

Surah 5:68

“Say O People of the Scripture! Ye have naught (of guidance) till ye observe the Torah and the Gospel and that which was revealed unto you from your Lord. That which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) from thy Lord is certain to increase the contumacy and disbelief of many of them. But grieve not for the disbelieving folk.”

Are Christians allowed to follow Sura 5:68?

So according to Muslims, we Jews and Christians cannot find guidance as prescribed by 5:68 because the Torah and the Gospel is lost.

But that’s not what Allah says here.  You are defying His words. He says we are to find guidance in the Torah and Gospel. So are we supposed to believe the Quran or not?

Is Sura 5:68 also obsolete and invalid? How much more of the Quran have you muslims declared obsolete and invalid when Allah never said any such thing.

Muslims believe Allah wrote the Book in eternity, but He could not preserve it.  How much more of insults will Allah take from the Muslims?

“The same Bible Muhammad would have seen (if he ever did) is in both (1) The Vatican (Codex Vaticanus) and (2) British Museum (Codex Sinaticus). It is all there, including Jesus dying on the cross as atonement for our sins. And, His resurrection, and ascension into heaven – in front of many witnesses. The New Testament is preserved in almost perfect condition in these two Greek texts which both predate Muhammad and Islam by over 200 years. The Christian Bible predates Muhammad and Islam by more than 575 years. The Jewish Torah predates Muhammad and Islam by 1,000 – 3,000 years. Muhammad said for Muslims to read the Bible for “Guidance and Light.” For Islam to say they are corrupted, then is to call Muhammad a liar for recommending it.” – Steve Perez

Has The Bible Been Changed?

Has The Bible Been Changed?

  Muslims think the Bible has been changed.

“How could there be any alteration in the Book whose words’ sharpness has reached a great level of circulation in the East and in the West? … For no change can occur in a book that is well circulated among men. Every wise man can see that the alteration of the Bible was impossible for it was well circulated among men of different faith and backgrounds.”     Al-Razi (865 – 925 AD)

So are you wise or foolish?

When Muslims point to differences in Biblical text, they are usually looking at different translations.

First of all, Christians already know about this. Scholars have studied it for decades. It’s a field of study called “Textual Criticism”.

We know there are “variations” and it is a minor issue that does not change God’s message in the Bible. Variations do not prove that the Bible is not authentic. Scholars agree that today’s Bible presents the same message as in the manuscripts found in the 2nd & 3rd century AD, hundreds of years before Muhammad was born. (The Quran affirms the People of the Book and their scripture in the 7th century AD; by 5th century, the Bible was already distributed worldwide).

The issue that really troubles you Muslims is that you are really comparing the Quran and the Bible. Since you believe the Quran is unchanged, so when you see this issue of variation in a translation of the Bible, you think this is evidence that the Bible is changed. Don’t force your concept of scripture on to the Bible. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Translations are made by men and men are not perfect.

Quran too has many translations too. And there are many variations and differences and even different meanings in the Yusof Ali version of the Quran, compared to Pickthall’s version, compared to Sahih International’s version, compared to Arberry’s version…etc?

Do you see what I mean? Does it mean these are fake Qurans that have been changed? Or are they just different translations?

Through careful scholarly studies of literally thousands of ancient Bible manuscripts, we can be sure that our Bible is proven reliable and authentic. Quran has not gone though such a thorough research. Firstly because of lack of manuscripts. Many manuscripts that had variations had been burnt by Uthman. We can’t even compare your different manuscripts and their variations because Uthman got rid of all the damning evidence!

Secondly, while thousands of Bible manuscripts have been available for any scholar, whether Christian, Muslim or Atheist, to research and study for decades, the few known Quranic manuscripts discovered is kept under tight security and rarely allowed to be studied. Why? Is it because the Quran manuscripts like Topkapi & Samarkand differs from today’s Quran?

One of the most famous Quranic manuscripts is the Sanaa manuscript of Yemen. But it contains only 43 surahs! What happened to the other 71 surahs? Does it mean they were added later?

A German scholar and Quran authority, Gerd Puin, had been commissioned by Yemen to do the study and he has reported that there are numerous variations, and even changes of text, as in erased and a different text re-written on top of it, called palimpsests. Very serious consequences for the authenticity of the Quran that all Muslims believed to be preserved.

Am I making this up? Look it up for yourself. Search for Sanna manuscript or Gerd Puin.

The Bible has gone though even more rigorous research decades ago and came out clean. The worst you can point to are these variations in translations which as I said are minor issues.

If you think these are problems with the Bible, you have bigger problems with the quran. Scholars can attest to this. Look up Dr. Mustafa (now Dr. Mark Gabriel) – former Muslim Imam and Ex-Professor in Al Azhar University, Cairo and Dr. Muhammed Rahoumy (now Dr. Samuel Paul) – former Dean in Al Azhar Islamic University.

Can Scriptures Be Corrupted?

Can Scriptures Be Corrupted?

Christian: Why did Allah send the Quran?

Muslim: Allah SWT sent new revelation because the earlier books were corrupted and changed.

Christian: Then why did Allah say in the Qquran that the Christians should judge by their books (Sura 5:47) if it was no longer dependable at the time of the Quran. Also Torah, Zabur & Injeel are mentioned over 40 times in the Quran. But not a single time out of these 40 times does the Quran say that Torah, Zabur and Injeel are corrupted. If they were corrupted, dont you think Allah would have made it very clear every time he mentioned those books by name?

Muslim: The earlier books, Torah, Zabur, Injeel were not yet corrupted when the Quran was sent. Only later on they were changed by you people.

Christian: Wait. You just said that the Quran was sent because of corruption of earlier scriptures. Now you say they were not yet corrupted? So if they were not yet corrupted, then why did Allah send the Quran?

Muslim: Well, Allah SWT has all knowledge and knew that the books would be corrupted by evil men, so He sent the Quran in advance. He knows best

Christian: Since Allah knew that his own words would be corrupted, did he have the power to protect his words? Why didn’t he thwart the plans of men? And are you saying that the words of the men who ‘corrupted” the bible has been preserved for thousands of years till today but Allah’s own words are gone?

Muslim:

Christian: Hello? Are you still there?

 


Can Scriptures be corrupted?

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8)

Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. (Psalms 119:89)

But the word of the LORD remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. (1 Peter 2:15)

For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. (Matthew 5:18)

Jesus said: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away”. (Matthew 24:35)

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16)

Again, can God’s Word be corrupted? No. Yahweh has kept His Word.

The promises He has given us shows that the Word of God cannot be corrupted by human hands.

Anyone who claims the scriptures are corrupted believes in a weak, powerless god who was unable to keep and preserve His own word to mankind.

This is a god who could not even keep his own promise that his Word would be eternal; this is a god that is weaker than human beings who managed to outsmart him and and cause him to lose his words. Do you believe in a god who has no record of his words from the time of creation up to the 7th century AD?

If you still claim that the scriptures are corrupted, you are saying that god failed to preserve his words but the corrupted words of weak human beings have survived and have been preserved for thousands of years.

Word Of God or words of God?

Word Of God or words of God?

Muslims sometimes get confused about what Christians mean when they say the Bible is the Word Of God.

They read the Bible and see that besides the words of God, there is also the words of men in it. And so how can it be called the Word Of God?

The confusion is a failure of differentiating between “words of God” and “Word Of God”.

The written “Word Of God” is a TITLE for the Bible and this “Word Of God” CONTAINS the record of the words of God in the context of background, history, instructions, stories, proverbs, parables, prophecies, eye-witness accounts, etc.
So the Bible has the words of God and also the words of men and women, kings and beggars, good men and evil men.

These were written by prophets like Moses and Daniel, and eye-witnesses like John and Peter, who were led and inspired by God to write His message for mankind. Meaning they didnt use their own imaginations to simply make things up as they willed.

“For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” 2 Peter 1:16

“Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21
The Word Of God is a not a narration by God like the Quran. Quran was spoken to one man by a mysterious being in a cave with no witnesses claiming it is the words of Allah over a period of 23 years.

So the Word Of God simply means the message of God to men.

The Bible was written by 40 men over a period of 1500 years and contain The Torah, Psalms, Writings of The Prophet, Gospels and the writings of the followers of Jesus.

Cherry-Picking From John

Cherry-Picking From John

One of the errors of Muslims is taking single verses from the Bible and interpreting it in a way that was not intended by the writer.
Deedat did that. So does Zakir Naik, Shabeer Ali, et al.

If I gave you a 21 page book to read, won’t you start from page 1? Or would you turn to page 17 and pick out the third sentence on the page, and think you have understood the entire content of the book?

The Gospel of John seems to be a favorite target to for Muslims cherry-picking exercise.

What you need to understand is the Gospel of John is one entire document, meant to be read and understood as a whole. It has 21 chapters and is a unity. You dont pick out a verse from Chapter 5 and another from Chapter 17 and build your own narrative.

To understand any verse in John (or any other book), you need to understand what the author was saying and what he was conveying to his listeners in it’s entirety. That’s the only way you will understand any verse in the book correctly. This is called proper biblical interpretation.

So what was the message John was bringing across in this gospel? Towards the end, he writes a clear summary for us: “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”

That was John’s intended purpose! It’s so clear.

So if you read this gospel (or any verse that you pull out) and come to any other conclusions different from the author’s stated purpose, then sorry, YOU HAVE MISSED THE MESSAGE!

From John 1:1, John sets out to achieve this purpose by introducing Jesus: “In the beginning was the Word….the Word was God…the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…”. John was speaking about the pre-existence and divinity of Jesus.
So if you think you find a verse in John that YOU interpret as denying His divinity, then you are wrong! No two ways about it.

You dont get to interpret his writing your way or tell the author what he meant to write. He wrote it. Not you. You can only understand and interpret the text as to the stated purpose of the writer..

What Is The Bible – Part 1

What Is The Bible – Part 1

Today let’s learn what the Bible is.

Most Muslims have a wrong concept of what the Bible is. They think it is like the Quran.

The Bible is NOT God’s recitations to man or to an angel. God did not transmit the Bible word-for-word. Muslims think that every verse in the Bible was spoken by God. That is a wrong understanding.

When we say the Bible is the “Word of God”, it does not mean, all the words in it were UTTERED by God.

“Word of God” means, it is God’s true record of words spoken or written by people. Yes, there are words spoken by God in there, and there are also words spoken by good men and wicked men, kings and beggars, truths and lies, the words of angels and even the words of satan are contained in the Bible.

Now, some of you muslims might be shocked reading this. You will point your finger and laugh and question how can we say lies and the words of satan are in the Bible!

As I said, the Bible is a RECORD of all these words. This does not mean that the record of what a wicked man says in the Bible is true. The Word Of God confirms it is true that the wicked men did say it but what he said may not be true. Do you understand?

Here is an example:

In Psalms 14:1, we find this statement. “There is no God.” WHAT??!!!???

Is the Bible teaching atheism here? If you pull this verse out of context, that is the wrong impression you might get. But you need to always read the Bible in context.

Who is speaking these words? Is it God? No. David records that these words were spoken by a “fool” . The meaning in Hebrew is a “foolish, senseless and morally deficient man.”

Can you trust the words of a foolish, senseless and morally deficient man?

The Bible records that this fool said these words. The Word Of God is 100% true that he said it. But what he said is 100% false. Do you get it? Why are the words of a such a fool in the Bible? So that we can learn from it and don’t stoop to becoming “a fool” ourselves by claiming ‘there is no god.’

Bible

 

Many of the misconceptions you have of the Bible can easily be resolved this way, if you simply understand who is speaking, to whom, and why.

If God is speaking, we can be assured that His words are 100% true. If an inspired prophet is speaking, we can also expect his words to be true. If a man is speaking, his words may or may not be true, depending on the context. If the Bible records the words of a false prophet or an evil man or satan, we can expect that it is a deception.

For example, in the Gospels, there is a record of Satan quoting from Deuteronomy and Psalms. The verses he quotes are true, written by Moses and David. But satan was misusing the true words of scripture and taking it out of context to DECEIVE.

When you take a scripture verse out of context, you are doing exactly what satan did and still does.

Why Are There Four Gospels?

Why Are There Four Gospels?

Some people are confused why there are 4 gospels.  Are these gospels different and do they contradict one another?

Four witnesses were divinely chosen by god to become the writers of the four gospels.

God gave them this purpose of writing, so that each of them would present a specific portrait of Jesus.

Each gospel was meant to be a complete document/book. When you read a book, do you jump to page 154 and read the 46th line and then close the book and think you have understood the book?  Of course not. You start from page one.  In the same way, if you want to understand any gospel, you need to read from the first chapter to the last.

The 4 portraits of Jesus presented in the gospels blends into a perfect harmony like a four-part choir, to help us to see and know and understand who Jesus really is. I like to think of it as a 4-D portrait of Jesus!

When you understand the purpose of each Gospel, you will be amazed at the beauty and the power of the gospels and how they all fit in harmony.

Although all the Gospels are for everyone, each gospel writer had a specific focus in mind.

I urge you to please read on. Whether you’re Christian or Muslim, I am pretty sure you will be amazed if you have never known about these truths.

 

MATTHEW

Matthew presents Jesus as the MESSIAH / KING. He was writing primarily to the Jews. That is why you’ll find many references in Matthew’s book to the Old Testament writings and practices which the Jews were very familiar with.

Since Matthew was portraying Jesus as Messiah, he records Jesus’ legal genealogy right in Chapter 1; beginning from Abraham, to show Jesus was the one who was promised that would come as Messiah from the direct line of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David.

The first miracle recorded by Matthew is of a leper being cleansed. Why? Because to the Jews, leprosy was symbolic of sin. And when Jesus healed the leper, it was not just a miraculous physical healing but it symbolic of Jesus the Messiah saving us from our sins.

Matthew focuses on what Jesus, the Messiah, SAID. That is why you’ll find chapter after chapter of Jesus teachings’ like the famous Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5, 6, 7 and so on. (By the way, Matthew used to be a tax collector, so he was very meticulous in record keeping and he knew short-hand, so he was well-prepared to write this gospel that contains so much of what Jesus spoke.

This gospel ends with the account of Jesus’ resurrection as He Himself prophesied.

 

MARK

Mark presents Jesus as a SERVANT of God. The FOCUS is on what Jesus DID. That is why in this gospel you will find the most number of miracles recorded, more than the others. Mark does not write as much as Matthew did in quoting the words of Jesus. His focus was on what Jesus worked as a servant of God.

Can you understand why Mark does not place a genealogy in his account like Matthew did? Because a servant’s genealogy does not matter!

Mark was writing primarily to the Romans. Mark was multi-lingual, fluent in Latin (the language of the Romans), Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. (In fact, in this gospel, you will come across a number of “foreign” words which Mark uses but clearly explains to make sure his readers understand.)

Mark was the perfect writer for this gospel that presents Jesus as a servant because he himself was a servant and assistant to Paul and then later to Peter. He was also a helper for a brief period to Luke as well. Basically, this gospel was the eyewitness account of Peter. Mark was Peter’s scribe. This gospel is summarized perfectly in 10:45. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to SERVE, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” There you have it, the story of the servant.

 

LUKE

Luke was a doctor. He presents Jesus as a human, SON OF MAN. He was writing primarily to the Greeks. This gospel focuses on how Jesus FELT as a human being. As a doctor, he was perfect to write about Jesus’ humanity.

Luke’s focus was Jesus as a man. So it should come as no surprise that Luke records Jesus’ genealogy and his record goes back to the first man, Adam. Unlike Matthew, who traced Jesus’ legal kingly line as proof of being the Messiah, Luke traces Jesus’ human blood line through Mary (since he had no human father) and shows His humanity. Can you see why Matthew and Luke had differing genealogies and the reasons for them?

Luke ends the gospel with Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit, to set up his sequel, the Book of Acts where he picks up from where he left off with the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, 40 days after the ascension of Jesus.

 

JOHN

John’s gospel was the last to be written, probably around 90 AD. The 3 earlier gospels were written around 50-60 AD.

In this gospel, John presents Jesus as the divine SON OF GOD. He focuses on WHO Jesus was. You will find in this gospel glimpses of His divinity. Just like the other gospels, this gospel is for everyone but John’s primary audience he had in mind were Christians.

Many people think there is no genealogy in John. Look carefully at verse one onwards. It is speaking of Jesus pre-existence, with and as God!  That’s His origin. Etenity!

Right from chapter one, John makes it clear that Jesus is divine and stepped into His own creation (John 1:14). In chapter 3, you will find that Jesus says He came from heaven. In John 5, 8, 10 and other places you will see evidences that Jesus is God.

In fact, there is no way you can miss John’s purpose in writing this gospel because he states in clearly towards the end of the book in 20:31, “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” If you read a verse in John and come to any other conclusion different from what John stated, then you have missed the message of this book. YOu contradict the author and you are wrong.

John ends this gospel with the promise of Jesus’ return, thus setting up John’s sequel book, Revelation, where he picks up again on the second coming of Jesus and what will happen then.

 

As you can see, the gospels are not just random verses or chapters thrown together. It is a book to be read and understood as a whole. Not picking a verse here and a verse there to create your own opinion or false theology.

Now when you read the gospel, you will have a clarity you never had before of what it all actually means. You will understand why certain things are in one gospel but not in another. And most important of all, you will see Jesus for who He truly is, Messiah, Servant, Man, God.

This diagram below summarizes these points.

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adapted from the lectures of Chuck Missler.

Where Is The Original Authentic Bible?

Where Is The Original Authentic Bible?

Every Muslim believes that the Bible has been changed. Let’s think about this for a minute.

The Quran AFFIRMS and PRAISES the earlier scriptures. This means that DURING the time of Muhammad the Bible, which is made up of Torah, Zabur & Injil was INTACT. Correct? So you believe the Bible must have been changed AFTER the 8th century AD. Fine.

Now listen. Scholars have Bible manuscripts dating HUNDREDS of years BEFORE Muhammad was born! The Bible had been spread throughout the known world for hundreds of years before Quran came into existence! Today’s Bible is virtually the same as what we find recorded in the manuscripts dating from 2nd and 3rd and 4th century AD which were discovered in the 20th century! (Muhammad lived in the 7th century AD.)

 

The Codex Sinaiticus, from the fourth century, contains the whole of the New Testament and much of the Old. Preserved for centuries and you can see it today in the British Museum in London.  It says what today’s Bible says.

The Codex Alexandrinus. This volume, written in the fifth century after Christ, contains the whole Bible except for a few leaves lost. You can see it in the British Museum. Nothing is contained in it that is not part of our current Bible!

The Codex Vaticanus. Probably the oldest surviving manuscript of the whole Bible. It was written in the fourth century and is preserved in the Vatican Library in Rome.

These manuscripts prove conclusively that the only scriptures in the hands of the Church at least two hundred years prior to Muhammad’s time were the Old and New Testaments as we know them today.

 

Even if someone “re-wrote” the Bible as many Muslims claim, where are all the thousands of original Bible that had gone all over the world for hundreds of years?

Not only that. The Bible was already translated to various languages hundreds of years BEFORE Muhammad.

The Septuagint. This is the title of the first translation of the Old Testament into Greek. It was likewise transcribed in the second century before Christ. The first century church used this Bible. And we still have it.

The Latin Vulgate.  The whole Bible was translated into Latin in the fourth century after Christ.  again, this was hundreds of years before Muhammad and contains the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as we know them today.

 

How could someone change all these copies, all the translations, make the same changes in every one of them, all over the world? Remember, thousands of copies had been produced and gone all over the known world.  [One significant piece of manuscripts is known as the P52, a portion of John’s Gospel found in Egypt written around 125 AD.  This shows copies of scripture had been made and spread to other parts of the world early on in history.]

 

Is someone intended to make dishonest changes to the word of God, don’t you think there would be some true and honest Jews or Christians or Muslims in the world who could have easily kept, preserved and produced the original intact Bible to denounce this “great deception” and defend the original word of God. No one has ever produced any such Bible ever. Why?

There is no alternative source of evidence suggesting that the life and teachings Jesus Christ were substantially other than that which is recorded in the Bible.

This is exactly what honest Muslim scholars through the centuries have said:

“How could there be any alteration in the Book whose words’ sharpness has reached a great level of circulation in the East and in the West? … For no change can occur in a book that is well circulated among men. Every wise man can see that the alteration of the Bible was impossible for it was well circulated among men of different faith and backgrounds.”

Al-Razi (865 – 925 AD) One of the most famous Muslim scholars, called “the Imam of Muslim Imams”

 

“As far as the text of the Bible is concerned, it has not been altered. No attempt was made to present a diverging text as the authentic one.”
Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817 – 1898), a prominent and influential Muslim modernist
“… the charge of corruption of the Biblical texts makes no sense at all. It would not have been possible for Jews and Christians everywhere to agree on changing the text. Even if those in Arabia had done it, the difference between their book and those of their brothers, let us say in Syria and Europe, would have been obvious…We believe that these Gospel accounts are the true Gospel.”

Muhammad ‘Abduh (1849 – 1905), an Egyptian religious scholar

 

Be honest with yourself.  Do you have any historical evidences to substantiate your argument that the Bible as we know it has been changed?
1. What was it originally? Why isn’t there any other “Bible”?

2. What, precisely, was changed to make it the book it is today?

3. Who made these changes?

4. When were the changes made in history?

No one has been able to produce answers to these questions. Why? Because such evidences quite simply do not exist.

 

The Prophet That Moses Wrote About

The Prophet That Moses Wrote About

Moses recorded what God said.

“I (God) will raise up for them (Israelites) a prophet like you (Moses) from among their brothers (the 12 tribes of Israel). And I will put my words in his mouth, and he (the prophet) shall speak to them (Israelites) all that I command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18; words in parentheses mine)

WHO IS THIS PROPHET MOSES WROTE ABOUT?

Jesus said: “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say.”(John 5:46-47)

HE WROTE ABOUT ME!

Jesus Himself is declaring and admitting that Moses wrote about him!

 

In fact all the prophets wrote about Jesus.

“Then Jesus took them (disciples) through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27)

 

Jesus is the ONE. Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life.

So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM HE and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. (John 8:28)

If you do not believe that Jesus is who He claims to be, this is what will happen to you…..

Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not. That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I AM who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:23-24)