WHY WRITE THIS?
The Qur’an says, “For those who conceal that which We sent down of clear scriptures and admonitions, after we have revealed them to the people in the Scripture; those God will curse, and the cursors will curse” (Surah 2:159). And God commands in the Bible saying: “Go, and tell this people, ‘Hear ye indeed’ …Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet …Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Isa. 6:9; 58:1; Mk. 16:15). For this reason we feel the obligation to share with you the truths of God.
THE MUSLIMS’ BELIEF:
The average Muslim believes that the Bible has been tampered with; thus it was altered and changed. In this tract, it will be proven to you, that the Bible could never have been tampered with and changed; history and the Qur’an testify to that fact.
THE HISTORICAL PROOF:
The historical proof lies in this question: “Was the Bible changed before or after Muhammad?” Of course, the Bible could never have been tampered with and changed before the days of Muhammad; otherwise, Muhammad would have attacked it, and warned the Muslims and the world against a book that had been tampered with and changed. But to the contrary, Muhammad honored the Bible, and emphasized that it was the Word of God. He admonished the world to read it, saying: “You stand on nothing if you do not uphold the Torah and the gospel (Surah 5:68).
And if you believe that the Bible was changed after the days of Muhammad, then consider the following: At the time Muhammad came, Christianity was spread throughout the known world, with many denominations. The question rises: “For the benefit of which of the denominations was the Bible supposed to have been altered? Was it for the benefit of the Catholics, the Orthodox or any of the independent denominations? Would the denominations agree to the altering of the Bible in favor of one special denomination? Was it possible for the Jewish sects to submit to the altering of the Bible in favor of Christianity?” The answer is clear: “That was impossible.” If the traditional Christians could alter the Bible, they would have eliminated the verses that say: “Thou shall not make unto thee any graven images.” But they could not. Besides, the number of Bibles were in the thousands by the seventh century, circulated in all the churches of all denominations, in every tongue and every nation. There was no way they could have collected all those copies of the Bible to alter them. Besides, a big number of those same Bibles still exist in a number of museums; and we are not surprised that they are in complete harmony. Therefore, anyone who claims that the Bible has been tampered with, is a person who ignorantly denies historical facts and values.
THE QUR’AN TESTIMONY:
The Qur’an testifies in tens of its verses in favor of the Bible and its infallibility. But we quote only the following verses: “…But they have the Torah wherein there is the Ordinance of God…and they have the Torah wherein there are guidance and light by which the prophets judge…And we have given Moses the Book, and followed up after him by messengers, and We gave Jesus the Son of Mary clear scriptures, and We upheld Him with the Holy Spirit…And We gave Him the gospel wherein there is guidance and admonition unto the godly” (The Table 43-48; The Cow 86). Also, the Qur’an emphasizes the point that the Bible is the Law of God which cannot be changed or altered, saying: “The Law of those whom We sent before thee (i.e., before Muhammad), of Messengers, and thou shalt not find altering to Our Law” (Surahs 17:77; 33:62; 6:34; 35:24, 44).
The Qur’an describes the Bible as: “Guidance and light unto the world; a message and admonition unto the godly; the ordinance and the judgment of God; the Law of God; and the Word of God.” How then can a man, a Muslim or anybody else, dare oppose the very person of God? When our Muslim brethren say that the Bible has been tampered with and changed, then they are directly accusing God that He is not mighty enough the preserve His Word and His Law. The Question is: “Are you ready to stand before God on the Judgment Day and charge Him with that ugly accusation???”
THE BIBLE MESSAGE:
I repeat the Qur’an statement and say that you stand on nothing until you uphold and believe the Bible message; and here it is: The Bible tells us that all people are sinners: “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God” (Rom. 3:12-23). This means that every sinner is condemned to the fire of hell hopelessly, helplessly. Moreover, no man can save himself, and all his good works are like filthy rags in God’s sight. For this reason you are in need for a Savior. If you read the Qur’an carefully, you find out that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only One that has the divine attributes to be the “Great Sacrifice” offered for the atonement of your sins; and you need to believe on Him. For this reason the Qur’an says, “And I will set those who believed in Thee above those who disbelieved, until the Resurrection day” (3:51). The Bible clearly says: “Of Him all the prophets bear witness, that through His name, everyone who believes in Him, receives forgiveness of sins” (Acts 10:43). Now is the time for you to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior by trusting He paid for your sins, and begin reading the Bible.
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