Responding to the Muslim claims that the bible is corrupt

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Fast Facts on Responding to the Muslim Claim that the Bible has Been Corrupted

It is not uncommon when engaging Muslims in evangelistic conversations to hear the charge that the Bible has been corrupted and therefore is not trustworthy.

The Christian’s response to this charge should be to press the question, “When did this supposed corruption of the Bible take place?”

Point out to the Muslim that the Koran actually says that the Bible is God’s word, has not been changed, and is under God’s protection (Surah 5:43, 44, 46, 68; Surah 4:136; Surah 10:91; Surah 15:9; Surah 6:34; Surah 10:64).

Next ask the question, “If the Bible was corrupted, was this before or after the time of Mohammed?”

If the answer is “Before Mohammed”, ask why God would then tell Mohammed to look to the Scriptures for guidance and light?

If the answer is “After Mohammed”, ask why they don’t then accept the Bible as authoritative since our current translations are all based on manuscripts that pre-date Mohammed by hundreds of years.

Finally, it’s important to explain that the earliest textual evidence we have for the Bible (the Dead Sea Scrolls of the Old Testament and the thousands of partial and complete Greek New Testament manuscripts dating to within the first 3 centuries A.D.) simply does not allow for the claim of its widespread corruption.

For more information on reaching out to Muslims with the Gospel, please check out the Apologetics Study Bible for Students, available in our online store.

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pilgrimage

thanks for the interesting post.

joeot

No problem Chris!tools that can help us out in the world!

josh707

interesting this should be helpful

araski_

the Koran is done copy / paste from the Bible. they have not been good at copying. have made so many mistakes. motlti philologists scholars are convinced that Muhammad knew a little bit then copied the Bible, he did a lot of confusion.

THE CREATION : HOW MANY DAYS?

 

The Qur'an states that the creation took place in 8 days ( Sura 41:9-12 ), while states elsewhere that took place in six days ( Sura 7:51,54 , 25:59 , 10:3 ) .

In Genesis we read that God created everything in six days (Genesis 1:3 , Exodus 20:11 ) .

 

 

NOAH : TWO OR THREE CHILDREN ?

 

The Qur'an states that one of Noah's sons refused to enter the ark and died with the unbelievers ( Sura 11:42-43 ) .

According to the Bible all the three sons of Noah entered the ark and were saved from the flood (Genesis 7:1,7,13 ) .

 

 

ERRORS WITH REGARD TO ABRAHAM

 

The Qur'an states that Abraham's father was Azar ( Sura 6:74 ) , while the Bible attests that chamava his father Terah (Genesis 11:26 ) .

The son that Abraham was ready to sacrifice Ishmael was not , although the Koran does not specify the name ( Sura 37:100-112 ) . Only the Bible documents the name of the child in question , Isaac (Genesis 22:2 ) . (Note: As everyone knows Muslims , Abraham obeyed God's Word about hunting Ishmael and Hagar , his mother, from the presence of Isaac. Muslims ignore What is that, besides Ishmael, Abraham walked the other six children born his wife named Keturah ) .

After the death of Sarah, Abraham took another wife named Keturah and Sarah not only suggests how the Koran indirectly (Genesis 25:1 ; Sura 11:71-72 , 51:24 ) .

Abraham had a total of eight children (6 to Keturah , most Ishmael and Isaac ), while the Koran says only two ( Genesis 25:2 ; Sura 14:39 ) .

Abraham never lived nor loved , in the valley of Mecca, as stated in the Qur'an ( Sura 14:37 ), but , as revealed in the Bible , in Hebron (Genesis 23:2 , 35:27 ) .

Abraham did not build the Kaaba , although this is suggested in the Qur'an ( Sura 2:125-127 ) .

 

 

 

ERRORS WITH REGARD TO GIUSEPPE

 

The Qur'an states that the name of the man who bought Joseph, son of Jacob, was Aziz ( Sura 12:21 , etc.). .

The Bible records that his name was Potiphar (Genesis 37:96 ) .

 

 

 ERRORS WITH REGARD TO MOSES

 

The Qur'an states that the wife of Pharaoh adopted Moses ( Sura 28:8,9 ) .

The Bible states that it was Pharaoh's daughter to do so ( Exodus 2:5 ) .

 

 

ERRORS WITH REGARD TO JESUS '

 

In the Qur'an is attributed to Jesus , just born , the miracle of speaking adult ( Sura 19:29 , 30) . The Bible , in its infancy narratives of Jesus, does not attribute any miracles in Jesus , none of that fact before the wedding in Cana (John 2:1-12 ) .

 

 

ERRORS WITH REGARD TO MARY

 

About Mary the Qur'an does not mention how faithfully transmitted by God in the Bible.

 

Mary's father was not Imram ( Sura 66:12 ) .

Mary gave birth to Jesus under a palm tree ( Sura 19:22 ), but in a stable (Luke 2:20 ) .

 

 

CONFUSION OF NAMES

 

The Qur'an suggests different names about the biblical characters such as:

 

Goliath is Gialut ; Saul Talut ; Idris is Enoch , Ezekiel is Dhu'l - Khifl , John the Baptist Yahya , Yunus Jonah , Jesus is Aisa ... and more.

 

 

 

AGES AND CONFUSED OVERLYING

 

Abraham was not thrown into the fire by Nimrod as the Qur'an states ( Sura 21:68,69 ; 9:69 ) . Nimrod lived several centuries before Abraham.

The Qur'an states that Haman lived in the time of Moses, he worked for the pharaoh and built the tower of Babel ( suras 28:38 , 29:39 , 40:23 , 24.36 to 37 ) . The Bible records that , in connection with Aman , that he lived in Persia in the service of the king Ahasuerus ( Book of Esther 3:1-7 ) .

The crucifixion was not in use at the time of the pharaoh as the Qur'an states ( Sura 7:124 ) .

In the Qur'an it is reported that a Samaritan contributed to the making of the golden calf at the time of Moses ( Sura 20:87,95 ) . How could there be a Samaritan at that time, given that Samaria did not exist until 722 BC about ?