What Islam Says About Muslims Who Say The Bible Has Been Changed.
Surah 4:136 “O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger, and the scripture which He hath sent to His Messenger and the scripture which He sent to those before (him). Any who denieth Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messenger, and the Day of Judgment, hath gone far, far astray.“
Notice “and the scripture which He sent to those before” and “books” plural. The Quran says that if anyone denies Allah’s books which according to Islam includes the Old (Torah) and New Testament (Injeel) then they have gone “far, far astray“. That means that according to the Quran virtually all modern Muslims have gone “far, far astray” and Muslims who say the Bible has been changed should greatly fear as Surah 40:70-72 says “Those who reject the Book and the (revelations) with which We sent our apostles: but soon shall they know,- 71. When the yokes (shall be) round their necks, and the chains; they shall be dragged along– 72. In the boiling fetid fluid: then in the Fire shall they be burned; “
And so if Islam was true then all Muslims according to their own teachings can only expect to be sent to Hell on Judgement Day.
Now Muslims try to get around this by saying ‘Allah’s word’ has been changed, in that the Christian Bible we have today has been changed since the originals. But Surah 6:34 says “there is none that can alter the words (and decrees) of Allah.“
Surah 10:64 “no change can there be in the words of Allah“.
Surah 6:115 & 18:27 “None can change His words“.
So everytime a Muslim says that the Old or New Testament has been changed they are accusing their God of being a liar. Rather than saying ‘he is the one true God’ the Muslim’s are announcing to the world that their god is ‘the one lying god’.
Muslims today claim that the Bible was altered in the 4th century, now we know this is not true because we can look at the earlier manuscript evidence like I do in this sermon Not believing Jesus is a Sign of Wickedness & Insanity which shows the New Testament we have today can be trusted and is the same as it was in the first century.
Now the modern Muslim belief that man is born good, goes against the evidence we observe. You do not have to teach a small child to steal or lie, but rather they naturally sin and their behaviour is corrected by the discipline of a loving parent. In fact we can clearly observe that when a society refuses to correct bad behaviour, then children grow up with the consequences as this statement from the Minnesota Crime Commission notes:
“Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered. He wants what he wants when he wants it, his bottle, his mother’s attention, his playmate’s toys, his uncle’s watch. You deny him these things once and he seizes with rage and aggressiveness which would be murderous were he not so helpless. He’s dirty. He has no morals. Doesn’t know anything and has no developed skills. This means that all children, not just certain children, but all children are born delinquent. If permitted to continue in their self-centered world of infancy, given free rein to their impulsive actions to satisfy each want, every child would grow up a criminal, a thief, a killer, a rapist.“
One of the most common objections by Muslims of Christianity is “You believe in three Gods“. Now of course Christians do not believe there are three Gods. But it’s not surprising that modern Muslims completely misunderstand what we call “the Trinity”, as it is clear from the Quran that Muhammad himself completely misunderstood it, and modern Muslims are taught a false idea of what the Trinity is.
From the Quran we can see that Muhammad wrongly thought that the Christian Trinity was God got together with Mary and had a baby. And so he had the wrong idea that the trinity was God the Father, Mary and Jesus. However this is NOT what Christians believe.
Christianity and the Trinity does not teach there are three God’s. There is only One God, but in the Godhead there are three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. A tri-unity. It’s not three God’s, but one God in three persons, blessed trinity.
The best example I think is: a cube is made up of three distinct dimensions, length, depth and breadth. Now it’s one cube, it’s not three cubes. But one cube made up of three dimensions,
and if you take any one of those dimensions away then it’s no longer a cube. In the same way, if you try to take God the Son or God the Holy Spirit away and say either Jesus or the Holy Spirit isn’t fully God, then you’re not worshiping the God of the Bible. (For more on the Trinity, with Scripture, listen to Have You Truly Looked On Him Whom You Have Pierced).
When someone is caught speeding, the law demands that a fine is paid. If someone else pays the fine, the judge can still be just and let the speeder go. However if the fine is not paid, and the guilty one simply asks for forgiveness “just let me off his once, I drive safely most of the time, ” like people say “I know I’m guilty of breaking God’s laws, lying, stealing & using His Name as a cuss word, but I’m good most of the time.” Then what they are asking the judge to do, is be corrupt and break the law. And in the same way when a Muslim, Jew, or anybody asks God to forgive them without the payment in full by the blood of Jesus Christ for their sin debt, then they are asking the High & Holy God who cannot sin, to be corrupt and break His law.
“We must all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ” and …“it is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of a Living God.” The Bible says “All liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire,” “No thief, no adulterer, no one having sex outside of marriage & no drunkard will enter Heaven.”
Those in Hell will be tormented forever, burning, weeping & gnashing teeth, in total blackness.
2000 years ago God became a man in Jesus Christ, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life (He never broke one of God’s Commandments, lying, lusting, stealing, that you are guilty of), and then He hung on a cross to be a willing sacrifice to pay the fine for all the sins of those who will repent (forsake sin) & give their life to Him.
“By His stripes we are healed, ” “the chastisement for our peace was upon Him,” “He was bruised for our sins”. “For God so loved the World that He gave His Only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.”
To be forgiven you must repent, being sorry for and turning away from your sin (breaking His commandments) and then trusting fully in Jesus Christ alone paying the fine for your sin in full on the cross to save you. Giving your life to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says “Now is the accepted time, today is the Day of Salvation.” Jesus, invites you to come to Him & be forgiven of your sins today.
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