Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Quran Confirms the Bible Has Never Been Corrupted [Part 1]

I like Sam Shamoun's work. Here is an interesting article he wrote regarding a fundamental claim Muslims make: That the Bible is corrupted and that the Bible we have is not the original word of God.  Shamoun makes a great argument showing how this can't be true. He sums up the thrust of his argument like this:

We would like to preface our comments by saying that we do not believe that the Quran is the word of God. We do believe, however, that the Quran is the earliest record we have that details the beliefs and practices of the first Muslims. As such, we appeal to it solely for historical purposes to show Muslims that their own sources support the authenticity and reliability of the Holy Bible. Hopefully, by God’s sovereign grace, our aim is to lead Muslims to reexamine their view of God’s pure Word, the Holy Bible, and embrace its teaching on the real Jesus of history for salvation.
The dilemma for the Muslim is quite apparent. To accept the Quran is to accept its testimony that the Holy Bible is the preserved Word of God. And yet to accept the Holy Bible is to reject both the Quran and Muhammad. The first Muslims evidently thought that by appealing to the Holy Bible they would be verifying the prophetic claims of Muhammad. Little did they realize that their appeal to the Holy Scriptures for verification purposes actually proves that Muhammad cannot be a true prophet since he contradicts the message of God’s true prophets and messengers, especially the testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s beloved Son.
On the flip side, to attack the Holy Bible is to discredit the Quran which confirms the authority, availability, and authenticity of the previous scriptures. Either way, Muslims are in a no win situation.

I think everyone who has an interest in what Muslims believe about the Bible should read this article.

The Quran Confirms the Bible Has Never Been Corrupted [Part 1]
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  1. We are on the same page!
    I had never heard of Sam before but through looking up more YouTube videos with David Wood, I ran across Sam's works and it it good!
    Just today I was preparing to post various ABN videos of the two of them together.

  2. I'd like to see those, Mariano. I like see and hear these guy witness to Muslims. I've been learning a lot from Sam and David.