In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms
ALLAH SAYS FOLLOW GOSPELS –A DILEMMA FOR MUSLIMS
Jesus says in John 14:12-14: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; (man can do greater works than God/Son of God?) because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
Instead of trying to convince the more-than-one-billion Muslims that Jesus is God, that he died on the cross (for inherited sin) and that Muslims are to follow the Gospels –and only the uneducated, the gullible, and the unthinking would believe these and kiss the useless and unGodly crucifix– Christians would be better served by asking Jesus to grant abundance to the world’s starving and destitute; and for Jesus to heal/cure all those, especially children, afflicted with cancer and suffering other chronic ailments/diseases.
Are you Christians loathe to ask Jesus on behalf of these unfortunate “children of God”? Or do you Christians not believe/trust the word of your God/Son of God that he will do “whatsoever” you “shall ask in” his “name” and alleviate the maladies of man?
In certain verses of the Qur’an Allāh God reveals He gave the Torah to Moses and the Injeel/Gospel to Jesus. Christians claim these verses prove that the current Gospels (by Matthew Mark Luke and John) are of pristine purity, that the verses sanction Christianity and that Muslims are to follow the Gospels “according to” Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Whereas the Qur’an was written down and memorized upon its revelation to Prophet Mohammad (Qur’an-abrogation & collecting).
The question is, do Christians have the original Hebrew or Aramaic Gospel that Allāh God gave to Jesus to support their claim that the current four Gospels are the Injeel/Gospel that Allāh God is referring to, and that these current four Gospels are a true rendition of the original given to Jesus?
The answer is a loud and resounding NO!
How then can Christians prove the truth of their religion when their religion has no foundation to begin with?
Here are a few accounts on the current four Gospels “according to” Matthew, Mark, Luke and John:
“(The Gospels) the foremost authority was the oral tradition as a vehicle for Jesus’s words and the teachings of the apostles. The first writings to circulate were Paul’s letters and they occupied a prevalent position long before the Gospels”; “contrary to what certain commentators are still writing today, before 140 A.D. there was no witness to the knowledge that a collection of Gospel writings existed. It was not until circa 170 A.D. that the four Gospels acquired the status of canonic literature.”
“The abundance of literature concerning Jesus led the Church to make certain excisions while the latter was in the process of becoming organized. Perhaps a hundred Gospels were suppressed. Only four were retained and put on the official list of neo-Testament writings making up what is called ‘Canon’.”
“The majority of Christians believe that the Gospels were written by direct witnesses of the life of Jesus and therefore constitute unquestionable evidence concerning the events high-lighting His life and preachings.”
“Unfortunately, the authors of the Gospels were not eye-witnesses of the data they recorded.”
“As far as the decades following Jesus’s mission are concerned, it must be understood that events did not at all happen in the way they have been said to have taken place and that Peter’s arrival in Rome no way laid the foundations for the Church. On the contrary, from the time Jesus left earth to the second half of the Second century, there was a struggle between two factions. One was what one might call Pauline Christianity and the other Judeo-Christianity. It was only very slowly that the first supplanted the second, and Pauline Christianity triumphed over Judeo- Christianity.”
“Paul is the most controversial figure in Christianity. He was considered to be a traitor to Jesus’s thought by the latter’s family and by the apostles who had stayed in Jerusalem in the circle around James. Paul created Christianity at the expense of those whom Jesus had gathered around him to spread his teachings…..Paul’s style of Christianity won through definitively, and created its own collection of official texts.” 1
“For the New Testament, more than 4,000 Greek manuscripts (NOT HEBREW OR ARAMAIC which Jesus is said to have spoken-NGBA), preserving all or part of the text, are known, the earliest sizeable texts dating from about A.D.200 (200 years after Christ-NGBA). There are some 8,000 manuscripts of the Latin Vulgate and at least 1,000 other versions into which the original books were translated. Since the original autograph of no book in the New Testament is known, it becomes the task of the textual expert to deal with the thousands of variant readings to be found in this multitude of ancient manuscripts. These manuscripts are compared and studied in order to establish a critical text that gives reasonable assurance of being as near the original as can be determined.”
“1500-500? B.C.–The Old Testament is put into writing.”
“A.D. 52?-100?–The New Testament is written, coming to us in the koiné Greek, the common language of the time, although some portion may have been first set down in Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ” 2
“…THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF THE CHRISTIAN GREEK SCRIPTURES (1) HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH, THE SAME AS THE TEXT OF THE LXX (2) HAS BEEN. 3
Again, Jehovah’s Witnesses note:
“Recently, a young man purchased a King James Version Bible thinking it was without error. One day when glancing through a back issue of Look he came across an article entitled “The Truth About the Bible,” which said that “as early as 1720, an English authority estimated that there were at least 20,000 errors in the two editions of the New Testament commonly read by Protestants and Catholics. Modern students say there are probably 50,000 errors.”” 4 (So much for the Bible being “all” Word of God).
The questions are who made these errors in the Bible? Who gave authority to correct them? And how many more errors are yet in the Bible?
Even today, changes are made in the Bible, as Ahmed Deedat has shown in his booklet Is the Bible God’s Word? For example:
- the word “VIRGIN” in Isaiah 7:14 has been replaced with the phrase “a young woman” in the RSV Bible;
- the word “BEGOTTEN” of “begotten son” of John 3:16, has been “excised;”
- the verse of 1-John 5:7 which speaks of the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost (which Christians take as Trinity) “has also been scrapped from the RSV” Bible. (1 John is NOT the word of Jesus or God; and was written to counter theological rivalry. Evidently NOT a Divine revelation). 5
- and the verses of Mark 16:19 and Luke 24:51 which refer to the Ascension of Jesus were “expunged” but later “restored to the text.” Deedat also notes that while these terms have been unceremoniously excised” from English Bibles, they are retained in the Bible’s nearly 1500 other languages.
(Such is the Church’s deception and desperation to snare the innocent native into eating the “body” and drinking the mythical “blood” of Christ –SPIRITUAL CANNIBALISM. This is probably the lowest depth of spiritual depravity).
Christians also take on the role of “wolves in sheep’s clothing” to lead Muslims astray, see Christians–stealth Crusade against Muslims).
Another example of Christians fudging the Bible. Muhammad Ali notes:
“Commenting on the well-known confession of Christ, “Why callest thou me good, (Mk. 10:18) Dummelow says that in the Revised Version of Matthew, Christ’s reply is, “Why askest thou me concerning that which is good”; and adds: “The author of Matthew….altered the text slightly, to prevent the reader from supposing that Christ denied that He was good.” (The Religion of Islam, p. 212, f/n).
Here are the examples of the forgery of Jesus’ saying; the first quote in the following is from the “Self-Pronouncing Edition” Bible published by The World Publishing Company, Cleve; 2, Ohio; the second quote is from “The Gideons” Bible published by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, California. Bold words show alteration; underlined words are not in the Gideons Bible:
(1) “one came and said unto him (Jesus), Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said un-to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is God: but…”
(2) “one came to Him (Jesus) and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life? And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but…”
(Even their forgery is clumsy: who better is there to tell or to ask “what is good” than God or the “Son of God”).
Is it not telling a “lie” on God that He revealed the changed words? Is it not telling a “lie” on Jesus that he uttered the changed words? It is not goodness to tell a “lie” on God or His prophet. It is Hell-Fire–(Mark 3:29).
It is doubtful a devotee of God would alter his Book of God and propagate falsehood in the name of God, the very God from Whom he seeks his daily bread and on Whose right hand he wishes to sit. It is doubtful that God would take kindly to one who alters His Book and propagates falsehood. And take even less kindly to those who knowingly adhere to such falsehood. It is not loyalty to God or Jesus, or honor to them, to ascribe falsehood to them.
(Perhaps one who would tell a lie on God and on His prophet would have no qualms about lying to, or on, man: Jesus-allows lying/deception).
How then is the Gospel the original Revelation given to Jesus?
In fact, regarding the Old Testament, the Bible itself acknowledges it is falsified: It states unabashedly: “How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes has made it into a lie”–(Jeremiah 8:8. New American Standard Bible, 1985 edition).
(For more evidence of corruption of the Bible and a background to the history of the Old Testament and Gospel see Bible corrupt & obsolete).
Clearly there is no need to prove that the Gospel Allāh God mentions in the Qur’an is NOT the current Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
That Allāh would tell Prophet Mohammad to seek guidance from, and follow, the Gospels is absurd even on the face of it.
Why would Prophet Mohammad believe in the Gospel (or any previous Scripture) if he was doubting the Qur’anic revelation which is superior to previous Books?
However to indulge Christians:
- Allāh says in His Qur’an 29:46: “And argue not with the People of the Book except by what is best, save such of them as act unjustly. But say: We believe in that which has been revealed to us and REVEALED to you, and our God and your God is One, and to Him we submit.”
Christians use this verse as evidence to prove that everything in the Bible is Divine Revelation and is to be believed.
But Allāh is referring to the “original” Books.
While Muslims believe in The Torah and Injeel/Gospel, Muslims do not believe, as the Old Testament says, that Solomon followed idolatry; Lot committed incest, and David committed adultery. Allāh revealed that all prophets were sinless–(Qur’an 3:160; 21:27).
About the Gospel, Allāh did not reveal Sonship of God, Trinity, Mariolatry, inherited sin and vicarious atonement.
Moreover, as shown, the Bible –Old and New Testaments– have been altered.
There is no “Islamic dilemma.” There is Christian propaganda.
Jesus did NOT claim to be God. (See Jesus as God; Jesus-Alpha & Omega).
Apart from the false doctrines of Christianity–Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement Allāh also rejects Karma & Reincarnation.
- Matthew 28:18-20 states: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
Christians take this “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” of the above verse and claim that Godhead is a “Trinity” –God, Jesus, and Holy Ghost.
As noted above, 1 John 5:7 alluding to Trinity “has also been scrapped from the RSV” Bible.
It is worth noting also that the Gospel of John 1:1-5 which says: “In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
There is NO mention of the third party of the Trinity, the “Holy Ghost”.
Where did the Holy Ghost suddenly appear from? If Godhead is a Trinity and consists of the Holy Ghost why is this one-third God not mentioned in this foundational verse of Christianity?
Significantly, Matthew 28:19 above which says “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”, as well as Mark 16:9-20, are forgeries in the Bible. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din points out in his book Open Letters To The Bishops of Salisbury & London, (pp. 31-32):
“The concluding eleven verses of St. Mark-(16:9-20) and the well-known verse of St. Matthew-(28:19), speaking of the Son and the Father and the Holy Ghost, are forgeries, an admitted addition to the ancient MSS (manuscripts). The fact was discovered by the first translator of the Bible into English and they made a marginal note in their version of the Bible which continued for some time. But we do not find the said note in any of the copies now published by the said society (Foreign Mission Society). Is it fair and honest to keep others in darkness as to the true value of the contents of the Bible? The reader must know that concluding portion of St. Mark and the verse in St. Matthew are spurious and a subsequent addition. But I am afraid the Foreign Mission would not allow the correction. It would tell against their very Mission, if they eliminate the verse from St. Matthew; they lose the only pillar that supports the structure of the Trinity.” (For full text see Bible corrupt & obsolete).
(The reason Christian will not remove these “forgeries” in Matthew and Mark is, if they do they will have to recall the hundreds of thousands of missionaries plaguing the world to snare the uneducated, the gullible and the unthinking into, as noted above, drinking the mythical blood of Jesus Christ and eating his body–SPIRITUAL CANNIBALISM!
Trinity, which some Christians view as being from “satan,” was concocted 300 hundred after Jesus. As Professor Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– notes:
“More than sixteen Ecumenical Councils have been summoned to define the religion of Christianity, only to be discovered by the Synod of the Vatican in the nineteenth century that the mysteries of the “Infallibility” and the “Immaculate Conception” were two of the principal dogmas, both unknown to the Apostle Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary! Any faith or religion dependent upon the deliberations and decisions of General Synods –holy or heretical– is artificial and human. The religion of Islam is the belief in one Allāh and absolute resignation to His will, and this faith is professed by the angels in heaven and by the Muslims on earth. It is the religion of sanctification and of enlightenment, and an impregnable bulwark against idolatry.” (Muhammad in the Bible, pp. 191-192. Color added).
That Jesus did NOT die on the cross is clearly evidenced from the Gospels:
-prayers of the righteous are always answered–(James 5:16; Psalm 22:24; 34:15-19; John 9:31; Matthew 7:8-9);
-God always answered Jesus’ prayers–(John 11:41-42).
-Jesus prayed to be spared from death: “Then saith he (Jesus)unto them (disciples), My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt;” “and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground”–(Matthew 26:38-39; Luke 22:44);
-Jesus prayers were answered: “(Jesus) Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared”-(Hebrews 5:7).
Allāh God says about Jesus: “they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them”–(Qur’an 4:157).
Jesus only seemed dead. This is how God answered his prayers and saved him. Obviously Jesus went into a coma. In those days no one checked for pulses, if you’re limp you’re dead.
-After the alleged crucifixion and resurrection Jesus had his disciples examine him to verify he was not spirit, as the resurrected is, but was of flesh and bones: a mortal–(Luke 24:38-39). The resurrected “are (spiritualized) as the angels”–(Matthew 22:23-30. Luke 20:34-36). Jesus had flesh and bones: he was HUMAN.
The Church knows there was NO crucifixion and resurrection. (See Jesus-inherited sin to ascension).
The Bible does NOT “contradict the Qur’an.” The Qur’an as well as Jesus and the Bible “contradict” Christians.
And Allāh God, and Jesus and Christian scientific investigation on the Shroud of Turin, in which the body of Jesus was wrapped, contradict Christians; showing that the body in the Shroud was NOT a “dead” body. (See Jesus-inherited sin to ascension).
- Allāh tells us, “He has revealed to thee the Book with truth verifying that which is before it, and He revealed the Torah and the Gospel Aforetime, a guidance for the people, and He sent the Discrimination. Those who disbelieve in the messages of Allah — for them is a severe chastisement. And Allah is Mighty, the Lord of retribution”–(Qur’an 3:3-4).
That the Qur’an was revealed in the Seventh century (after the Gospel was tampered with) does not mean that the Gospel is to be followed instead of the Qur’an. Allāh speaking about the Gospel refers to the Gospel He gave Jesus NOT the four books “according to” Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and “King James Version.” Muhammad Ali points out:
“The word Injil does not signify, as supposed by Muir and others, the New Testament. According to the Holy Qur’an no prophet, to whom any book was revealed, appeared after Jesus Christ, who, being the last of the Israelite Prophets, was granted a revelation called the Injil, which stands for the Evangel or the Gospel, and signifies literally good tidings. The reason why Jesus’s revelation was called Gospel or good tidings is that it gave the glad news of the advent of the Last of the Prophets, which is variously described in Jesus’s meta-phorical language as the advent of the kingdom of God (Mark. 1:15), the coming of the Lord (Matt. 21:40), the appearance of the Comforter (John 14:16), or the Spirit of Truth (John 14:17), etc. Not only are the Acts, the Epistles, and the Book of Revelation not recognized by the Qur’an as parts of the Injil, or the Gospel, but it does not even recognize the Gospels according to Matthew, etc., as the Injil which was revealed to Jesus Christ, though the current Gospels might contain fragments of the original teaching. This view of the Gospel as taken by the Qur’an is now admitted to be the correct one, as all criticism points to some original of the synoptics which is now entirely lost. The Qur’an nowhere suggests that the original Injil, the revelation to Jesus Christ, existed at the time of the Holy Prophet.
The Torah and the Gospel were undoubtedly a guidance before the Qur’an; but even as they now exist, they afford guidance in many respects with a mixture of error, and contain numerous prophecies fulfilled in the advent of Prophet Muhammad.”
As shown above Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement are NOT Divine revelations.
In Qur’an 3:3-4 Allāh is only recounting that like the Qur’an, He also revealed the Torah and Gospel.
Allāh is hardly to be blamed as misguiding Christians if Christians falsify their Book.
Moreover, guiding and misguiding are contradictions: Allāh God Who is solicitous of the guidance of man cannot be said to misguide or lead astray.
Christians are to blame their forefathers for their misguidance (for their making Jesus into more than man; Jesus-had s-x with his mother).
That Allāh did not protect the Torah and Gospel from being corrupted. Unlike the Qur’an which is for all people to the Resurrection, the Torah and Gospel (as well as other Scriptures) were for a limited time and for a specific people. Therefore, there was no point to guard it from corruption.
Past Scriptures were destined to become obsolete; and prophets redundant. This is even made clear by Jesus, whose mission was two-fold: (1) to recall Jews to the practice of Judaism and (2) to give the good news of the advent of the Comforter, Mohammad. Jesus says:
(1) -“I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel”–(Matthew 15:24).
-“I pray for them (Jews): I pray NOT for the world”–(John 17:9).
-“For the Son of man is come to seek and save that (Jews) which was lost”–(Luke 19:10. Compare with Matthew 10:5-6; 18:11).
(2) “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter that he may abide with you forever;” “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth”–( John 14:16; 16:13).
As the Comforter will give ‘all truth” and “abide for ever” the Bible, devoid of “all truth,” is OBSOLETE; and as Jesus did not give “all truth” and will not “abide for ever” JESUS IS REDUNDANT; NO ONE NEEDS JESUS). Jesus is no longer the only name, and way, life, truth and resurrection.
THE COMFORTER MOHAMMAD IS NOW the only name, the way, the life, the truth, and the resurrection for all people.
About the Comforter. Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– points out:
“The Comforter –the Spirit of Truth– spoken of by Jesus was no other than Muhammad himself. It cannot be taken as the Holy Ghost, as the Church theology says. “It is expedient for you that I go away,” says Jesus, “for if I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart I will send him unto you”(John 16:7). The words clearly show that the Comforter had to come after the departure of Jesus, and was not with him when he uttered these words. Are we to presume that Jesus was devoid of the Holy Ghost if his coming was conditional on the going of Jesus: besides, the way in which Jesus describes him makes him a human being, not a ghost. “He shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear that he shall speak” (John 16:13). Should we presume that the Holy Ghost and God are two distinct entities and that the Holy Ghost speaks of himself and also what he hears from God? The words of Jesus clearly refer to some messenger from God. He calls him the Spirit of Truth, and so the Qur‘an speaks of Muhammad, “Nay, he has come with the Truth and verified the apostles” (Qur’an 37:37). (Muhammad In The Bible, p. 6).
To repeat. That Christians had the Gospel during the time of Prophet Mohammad and Allāh instructing Muslims to believe in it does NOT mean that the Gospel was not corrupted. As noted, Allāh tells us what not to believe of the Gospel. Moreover, as shown, Christians admit that the Gospel was “tampered” with.
- Allāh says: “And recite that which has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord. There is none who can alter His words. And thou wilt find no refuge beside Him”–(Qur’an 18:27).
Muhammad Ali comments: “By kalimat (“words”) are meant here prophecies, because it is the prophecy of the Prophet’s Flight and his final triumph over his enemies that is referred to here. These prophecies, it is claimed, cannot be altered by men, and they must come to pass, however great the opposing forces.”
However, that there is “none who can alter His (Allāh’s) words.” The Christian tries to use this as proof that the Bible was not “altered.”
While it is already proved that the Bible has more human weaving than a Galilean’s fish-net. Altering physical Books is NOT altering Allāh’s words. Anyone can alter a Book but no one can alter Allāh’s decree.
Two examples that whereas man can alter words/books but CANNOT alter God’s decree are (i) Jews replacing Ishmael’s name with Isaac’s in the Old Testament, and (ii) God’s word of taking His kingdom from Jews and giving it to another people (Muslims):
(i) Professor ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– explains in his revealing book Muhammad In The Bible:
“The Jews have always been jealous of Ishmael because they know very well that in him the Covenant was made and with his circumcision it was concluded and sealed, and it is out of this rancour that their scribes or doctors of law have corrupted and interpolated many passages in their Scriptures. To efface the name “Ishmael” from the second, sixth, and seventh verses of the twenty-second chapter of the Book of Genesis and to insert in its place “Isaac,” and to leave the descriptive epithet “thy only begotten son” is to deny the existence of the former and to violate the Covenant made between God and Ishmael. It is expressly said in this chapter by God: “Because thou didst not spare thy only begotten son, I will increase and multiply thy posterity like the stars and the sands on the seashore,” which word “multiply” was used by the Angel to Hagar in the wilderness: I will multiply thy offspring to an innumerable multitude, and that Ishmael “shall become a fruitful man” (Gen. xvi. 12. It is Muslims whose numbers are “like the stars and the sands on the seashore”–(Gen. 22:17). Now the Christians have translated the same Hebrew word, which means “fruitful” or “plentiful” from the verb para–identical with the Arabic wefera –in their versions “a wild ass”! Is it not a shame and impiety to call Ishmael “a wild ass” whom God styles “Fruitful” or “Plentiful”?” (pp. 30-32. Emphasis/color added). (For full text see Palestine).
(ii) Jesus told the Jews: “The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof”–(Matthew 21:43).
After Jesus, no other prophet was raised among the Israelite. The only prophet to come was the Prophet Mohammad.
Christians might be apt to claim that this prophecy of Matthew 21:43 relates to them. This is fanciful. Jesus was a Jew who upheld the Judaic law and enjoined his people to do the same (until the coming of the Comforter who will then guide them into “all truth”). In which event so-called Christians are merely “fake” Jews who are bound to the Judaic Law. And NOT the “another people” mentioned in the prophecy (“word”) of Jesus.
(For more on the Kingdom of God taken from Jews and given to “Muslims” see Judaism-no future).
Clearly, whereas man can alter Scripture (written words) man CANNOT alter decrees of God.
- Allāh revealed in Qur’an 7:157: “Those who follow the Messenger-Prophet, the Ummi, whom they find mentioned in the Torah and the Gospel. He enjoins them good and forbids them evil, and makes lawful to them the good things and prohibits for them impure things, and removes from them their burden and the shackles which were on them. So those who believe in him and honour him and help him, and follow the light which has been sent down with him — these are the successful.”
That Mohammad is mentioned in the Gospel does not mean the Gospel was not corrupted. As shown, the Gospel IS/WAS corrupted. Though it does not mean that the Gospel does not have words of God or original teachings of Jesus.
The Bible does NOT contradict the Qur’an, the Qur’an contradicts the Bible and corrects its errors.
That Mohammad is mentioned by name in the Gospel. Jesus Foretold:
“And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter that he may abide with you forever” “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth”–(John 14:16; 16:13).
In consonance with Jesus’ prophecy, Allāh God reveals in Qur’an 61:6 Jesus foretold the coming of Ahmad (another name of the Prophet Mohammad):
“And when Jesus, son of Mary said: O Children of Israel, surely I am the Messenger of Allāh to you, verifying that which is before me of the Torah and giving the good news of a Messenger who will come after me, his name being Ahmad”
And Malik Ghulam Farid notes in his commentary (3037):
“The above prophecy in the Gospel of John closely resembles the prophecy mentioned in the verse under comment (Qur’an 61:6) except that instead of Ahmad the name stated therein (in the Gospel) is Paraclete (Comforter)…Jesus spoke both Aramaic and Hebrew. Aramaic was his mother tongue and Hebrew his religious language. The present Biblical version is the translation of Aramaic and Hebrew into Greek…The Greek language has another word, i.e., Periklutos, with a similar meaning as Ahmad in Arabic.
Jack Finegan, the renowned Christian theologian, in his book, “The Archaeology of World Religions,” says: ‘Where in Greek the word Parakletos (Comforter) is very similar to Periklutos (renowned), the latter word being the meaning of the names Ahmad and Muhammad.’
Moreover, “The Damascus Document”, a scripture discovered towards the end of the nineteenth century in Ezra synagogue, Old Cairo, (p.2), described Jesus as having foretold the advent of a “Holy Spirit”, named Emeth: And by His Messiah, He has made them know His Holy Spirit. For it is he who is Emeth, i.e., the Truthful One, and in accordance with His name are also theirs… “Emeth” in Hebrew means “the Truth”, or “the Truthful One and a person of constant goodness” (Strachan’s Fourth Gospel, p. 141). This word was interpreted by the Jews as “God’s Seal.”
Naturally, though Jesus must have used the name Ahmad, the phonetic resemblance between the two words (Ahmad and Emeth) led later writers to substitute “Emeth” for Ahmad, its Hebrew synonym. Thus the prophecy mentioned in the verse (of John) applies to the Holy Prophet” (Mohammad).
Allāh does NOT appeal to the Gospel as evidence for Islam. Mohammad does NOT need the Gospel or any scripture to verify his status. In fact, of all the claimants to Divine Dispensation, Jesus included, Mohammad is the only one who, through the inimitable Qur’an,6 can substantiate his claim to Divine Messengership.
On the obverse Christ/Christianity owes its survival to Islam. Given the humanness of the Bible and the clouds of conjectures surrounding the existence of Jesus:
–whereas some Christians hold that Jesus is God, some say he is only Son of God
–whereas some Christians believe in Trinity, some hold Trinity as a “senseless God-dishonoring doctrine”
–whereas some Christians say Christ died for inherited sin, some say he died for committed sin
–whereas some Christians believe Jesus was killed, buried, and raised:
“some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that some one else was substituted for him. The Docetae held that Christ never had a real physical or natural body, but only an apparent or phantom body, and that his Crucifixion was only apparent, not real. The Marcionite Gospel (about A.D. 138) denied that Jesus was born, and merely said that he appeared in human form.”7
But for the Qur’an/Islam/Mohammad Jesus may have long since been relegated to the bin of myths and legends. It is the Qur’an/Islam/Mohammad that is keeping Jesus alive; and not only keeping him alive but has cleansed him and his mother, Mary, of the calumnies of “bastard” and “adulteress,” respectively, hurled on them by Jewish Fathers, and appareled them in rubious robes of righteousness, and have secured for them today the unflagging allegiance of some one-and-one-half billion Muslims. And counting as Islam spirits on. Inexorably! Invincibly! Impregnably! As Divinely decreed! To prevail over all religions!
“He it is Who sent His Messenger (Mohammad) with guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists are averse” -(Qur’an 9:32-33; 48:28; 61:8-9).
Allāh God truly is Great!
Subhāna Rabbayyal A’lā!
- Allāh says: “And let the People of the Gospel JUDGE by that which Allah has revealed in it. And whoever judges not by what Allah has revealed, those are the transgressors”–(Qur’an 5:47).
Muhammad Ali comments:
“Verses 44–47 are supposed by Christian critics to be evidence of the purity of the text of the Torah and the Gospel. This is not true. That the Torah was a Divine revelation containing light and guidance has never been denied. What is denied is that that light and guidance were kept intact throughout the ages. It is further denied that these two books were meant for the whole world and for all ages. They certainly contained light and guidance, but only for one people — the Israelites, and for a limited time. Notwithstanding the light and guidance contained in the Torah, the Gospel was sent down for the Israelite people, which shows clearly that the light and guidance contained in the Torah were not considered sufficient even for the Israelites for all ages, to say nothing of other nations.”
The key word in the verse (5:47) is “JUDGE.”
As Christians claim to be following the Gospel Allāh is reminding them to JUDGE by what Allāh has revealed to Jesus. This is made clear from the previous three verses which state:
“Surely We revealed the Torah, having guidance and light. By it did the prophets who submitted themselves (to Allah) judge for the Jews, and the rabbis and the doctors of law, because they were required to guard the Book of Allah, and they were witnesses thereof. So fear not the people and fear Me, and take not a small price for My messages. And whoever judges not by what Allah has revealed, those are the disbelievers.”
“And We prescribed to them in it that life is for life, and eye for eye, and nose for nose, and ear for ear, and tooth for tooth, and for wounds retaliation. But whoso forgoes it, it shall be an expiation for him. And whoever judges not by what Allah has revealed, those are the wrongdoers.”
“And We sent after them in their footsteps Jesus, son of Mary, verifying that which was before him of the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel containing guidance and light, and verifying that which was before it of the Torah, and a guidance and an admonition for the dutiful”–(Qur’an 5:44-46).
“And let the People of the Gospel JUDGE by that which Allah has revealed in it. And whoever judges not by what Allah has revealed, those are the transgressors”–(Qur’an 5:47).
But it is a fact that Christians do not “judge” by what Jesus taught. Jesus taught observance of the Mosaic law as the vehicle to “eternal life” (heaven). And the Mosaic law:
-requires that adulterers be killed but Christians do not apply this–Adultery. (Notably Jesus did not abrogate stoning; see Jesus and the adulteress)
-requires that traffickers in human beings be killed but Christians do not apply this–(Exodus 21:16)
-requires that the rebellious son, the physically abusive son, and the cursing son be killed but Christians do not apply this–(Deuteronomy 21:18-21; Exodus 21:15; 21:17)
-requires that apostates, homosexuals, and blasphemers be killed but Christians do not apply this –see Adultery
-requires that non-virgin damsels be killed (honor killing) but Christians do not apply this:
“But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you”–(Deuteronomy 22:20-21. Notably, the man with whom she played the “whore” is not stoned).
It would be poor cerebration to entertain that Allāh would have man follow the Gospel (and Bible) which is devoid of “all truth” and which He decreed to become obsolete, and to disregard the Qur’an which is “perfected” and in which His favor to man is “completed” and which contains teachings for all facets of life –material, moral, social, spiritual, and intellectual:
“We have not neglected anything in the Book (Qur’an)”–(Qur’an 6:38; 12:111; 16:89).
It is absurd that Allāh would tell man to follow the current Gospels which are “according to” Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in neglect of His Qur’an.
Christianity –Divinity of Jesus, inherited sin and vicarious atonement– is not to be confused with Christ. The Gospel Allāh God gave to Christ does not teach these doctrines.
Christians are to give judgment as per the Gospel God gave to Jesus. Thus if Christians loved Jesus and were judging according to the Gospel of Jesus they would be keeping Jesus’ commandments (John 14:15) and would have no alternative but to accept Mohammad/Islam.
- Allāh revealed: “Say: O People of the Book, you follow no good till you observe the Torah and the Gospel and that which is revealed to you from your Lord. And surely that which has been revealed to thee from thy Lord will make many of them increase in inordinacy and disbelief; so grieve not for the disbelieving people”–(Qur’an 5:68).
As noted above Christians are not judging by the Gospel.
Allāh saying for Christians to follow the Gospel is, again, not a sanctioning that the Gospel was not “tampered” with. In fact, even in its present state, should Christians follow the Gospel they would be Muslims; considering that Jesus’ final commandment was for Christians who “love” him to follow the Comforter who will guide them into “all truth.” And as shown the Prophet Mohammad is this Comforter.
As Muhammad Ali comments on this verse:
“This is a very severe condemnation of the contention of the Jews and the Christians. They had not preserved the Torah and the Gospel in their purity, and whatever remained of the original teachings of the prophets they did not act upon it, nor did they care for the prophecies which their own Books contained.”
- Allāh says in Qur’an 10:94: “But if thou art in doubt as to that which We have revealed to thee, ask those who read the Book before thee. Certainly the Truth has come to thee from thy Lord, so be not thou of the doubters.”
The Christian claims that Prophet Mohammad was having doubt about the Qur’anic revelation so Allāh revealed this verse to him to ask the Jews and Christians. And asserts that this shows that the Bible stands in judgment over the Qur’an; and the Prophet himself could only confirm the Qur’anic revelation by consulting the Bible. And concludes that the Qur’an affirms the inspiration, preservation and authority of the Bible.
This is hilarious.
While the Qur’an confirms Books were given to Moses and Jesus the Qur’an and thus they were authoritative over their respective people, THE QUR’AN NOWHERE AFFIRMS THE PRESERVATION OF THE BIBLE in its pristine purity. But clearly states that the Torah and Gospel were altered. A truth “affirmed” by Christians and even by the Bible itself.
However, this verse (Qur’an 10:94) is to be taken together with verse 93. Taking the two verses together we have:
“And certainly We lodged the Children of Israel in a goodly abode and provided them with good things. Then they differed not till the knowledge came to them. Surely thy Lord will judge between them on the day of Resurrection concerning that in which they differed.”
“But if thou art in doubt as to that which We have revealed to thee, ask those who read the Book before thee. Certainly the Truth has come to thee from thy Lord, so be not thou of the doubters.”
(verse 93) “And certainly We lodged the Children of Israel in a goodly abode and provided them with good things. Then they differed not till the knowledge came to them. Surely thy Lord will judge between them on the day of Resurrection concerning that in which they differed.”
This verse speaks about the early Israelites/Jews who were given the Holy Land.
(verse 94) “But if thou art in doubt as to that which We have revealed to thee, ask those who read the Book before thee. Certainly the Truth has come to thee from thy Lord, so be not thou of the doubters.”
In this verse Allāh is telling the Israelites/Jews who lived in Arabia that if they doubt the Qur’an for them to ask their older generation “those who read the Book before thee.” (The Prophet was never “in doubt” as to what was revealed to him).
The ending words of the verse, Certainly the Truth has come to thee from thy Lord, so be not thou of the doubters” clearly shows that the Qur’an is to be followed.
This alone obliterates the Christian’s claim that the Prophet had to consult the Bible to verify the Qur’an and that the Qur’an “affirms the inspiration, preservation and authority of the Bible.” And that Bible stands in judgement over the Qur’an.
The next verse makes the matter even clearer:
(verse 95) “And be not of those who reject the messages of Allåh, (for) then thou wilt be of the losers.”
This verse needs no comment to belie the Christian’s claim that the Bible is to be followed instead of the Qur’an.
The Qur’an contains teachings not mentioned in previous Scriptures and consists of the teachings of other Scriptures that are applicable for all time. Thus the Qur’an exceeds, and supersedes all Scriptures. As Allāh calls to reason: In what message after that will they believe? What reason have you that you believe not in Allah?
It is worth adding here that in doubting the Qur’an the Jews were doubting the Divine Messengership of Mohammad. Though they know that Mohammad’s advent –as the Shiloh, and prophet like Moses; and Jesus mentioned him as Comforter– was foretold in the Bible. As Allāh pointed out:
“Those whom We have given the Book recognize him (Mohammad) as they recognize their sons. And a party of them surely conceal the truth while they know”–(Qur’an 2:146)
“And surely this (Qur’an) is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. The Faithful Spirit has brought it. On thy (Mohammad’s) heart that thou mayest be a warner, In plain Arabic language. And surely the same (Qur’an) is in the Scriptures of the ancients. Is it not a sign to them that the learned men of the Children of Israel know it?–(Qur’an 26:192-197).
(For prophecies about the Prophet Mohammad’s advent in the Bible that the Jews knew about see Judaism).
That Allāh would tell Prophet Mohammad to seek guidance from, and follow, the Gospels is absurd even on the face of it. Why would Prophet Mohammad believe in the Gospel (or any previous Scripture) if he was doubting the Qur’an which is superior to previous Books?
That Allāh would send Mohammad to Christians for guidance is hilarious. Considering that Allāh deemed Christians blasphemers and will consign them to hell if they do not desist from their false imputations to God.
It is a fact that Trinity –which some Christians view as being Satanic– was concocted by the Church 300 hundred years AFTER Christ. And inherited sin –which some Christians reject in lieu of committed sin– and vicarious atonement were devised by Paul who was a self-admitted liar and forger of his own gospel; and who grafted paganism onto Jesus’ head and made himself into a human chameleon to snare people into worshipping his pagan Son of God.
Even a fool knows it is the crest of cruelty and injustice to knowingly pin Pete’s sin onto Gus and to even execute Gus.
No prophet of God, Jesus included, can be shown to have fed his people such unpalatable victuals as inherited sin and vicarious atonement. Only In the Christian stomachs are such monstrosities digestible.
- Maurice Bucaille, The Bible, The Qur’an And Science, pp. 77, 78, 49, 249, 50, 52-53.
- Self-pronouncing Edition of The Holy Bible, pub. by The World Publishing Company, 2231 West 110TH Street, Cleveland 2, Ohio. Section, Bible Study Helps, p. 9. (Highlight added).
- (1) New Testament, (2) “LXX” meaning seventy, is the J W’s (Jehovah’s Witnesses) alternative title of the Old Testament– A. Deedat, Is the Bible God’s Word, p. 24.
- Jehovah’s Witnesses in their Awakemagazine of September 8, 1957, headlined “50,000 Errors in the Bible?” Noted in Ahmed Deedat, Is the Bible God’s Word? p.13.
- As to who wrote 1John. WikipediA states: The First Epistle of John, often referred to as First John and written 1 John, is the first of the Johannine epistles of the New Testament, and the fourth of the catholic epistles. It is attributed to John the Evangelist, traditionally thought to be the author of the Gospel of John and the other two Johannine epistles. This epistle was probably written in Ephesus in AD 95–110. The work was written to counter docetism, which is the belief that Jesus did not come “in the flesh“, but only as a spirit.” (Red added–NGBA).