The Bible v. the Koran
The Koran contends that the Holy Bible is explained and verified by the Koran. But is it, really?
THE KORANIC ACCOUNT
The only true religion in Allah’s eyes is Islam (Surah 3:19).
You Children of Israel: recall in your mind My (Allah’s) blessing which I graciously gave to you. Fulfill your part of the agreement with Me. I will honor My portion of the agreement with you. Be sure to fear My power (Surah 2:40).
Have confidence in that which I have revealed, they confirm your Scriptures, and be sure to not be the first to doubt them. Do not trade my revelations for a small price. Maintain your obligation to Me, and fear Me alone (Surah 2:41).
Do not confuse the truth by mixing falsehood with it. Also, do not knowingly hide the truth (Surah 2:42).
COMMENTARY ON THE KORANIC ACCOUNT
The Koran claims to verify that what the Holy Scripture says is true. This is what is meant by the word confirm. If this statement is considered true then why are not Holy Bibles sold in Moslem countries instead of being banned as in Saudi Arabia?
By mixing truth with false information confusion is brought to the minds of the people on the receiving end of the message. Truth in this way can be turned into a lie.
The god of the Koran, Allah, is claiming to be the One who made the covenant with Israel and thus, claims to be the God of the Holy Bible: The same God who brought the Children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt and into their promised land.
If the Holy Bible is correct then why would Allah consider Islam to be the only true religion? Did he not also found Judaism and Christianity: At least according to the Koran?
THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.
Proverbs 30:6 Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT
Pure, means to be free from any adulterant, without defect, free from impurities, or false doctrine. A defect would be an untruth, error, or misstatement. Scripture says that every word of God is pure. It is not just the sentence or paragraph of words which is pure but each and every individual word itself. The Holy Bible is the word of God, therefore the Holy Bible is pure.
The command is, “Do not add to God’s word.” There are three ways of doing this. The first is to make God’s word say more than it actually says. Second is to make God’s word say less than it actually says. Third is to state something as being from God which God’s word does not say at all.
Reproof for the individual who adds to God’s word is given as a distinct probability. The conclusion could be that God would find a person to be a liar. What do you think God would do with the person who He found to have lied in His name? Would you really want to be such a person?
COMPARING & CONTRASTING THE KORAN WITH SCRIPTURE
The Koran verifies the correctness of the Holy Bible and Scripture says that it (the Bible) is pure and is the word of God. Therefore, the Holy Bible must be a very good book. Study it for yourself.
If the Koran confirms and verifies what the Holy Bible says, wouldn’t the two be in agreement in what they say? Why then do Moslems want to kill Christians and Jews? Should not the Moslems believe exactly the same as the Christians and the Jews: if this were true? Is the Koran true? Does the Koran provide eternal life to its adherents as the Holy Bible does to those who believe it?
If you want eternal life, you must believe that Jesus is God in the flesh, and that He received the wrath of God for your sins, and rose from the dead. Right now, you can choose to repent of your sins and invite Jesus into your heart. A sample prayer is, “Lord Jesus Christ forgive me of my sins and come into my heart.”
The Koran passages are a paraphrase of several English translations.
The Koran, translated by N.J. Dawood: A Penguin Classic
The Qur’an, translated by M.H. Shakir: Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, Inc.
The Holy Qur’an, translated by Maulana Muhammad Ali: Ahmadiyya Anjumann Isha’at Lahore Inc. U.S.A.
The Koran, translated by Marmaduke Pickethall: Everyman’s Library
The Meaning of the Glorious Koran, An explanatory translation by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall, Dar al-Islamiyya, P.O.B. 45677-1298, Kuwait
The Holy Bible is the King James translation of 1611 from the WORD program by Tom Hills with the New Creations