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Doesn’t Every Christian Group have a Different Bible?
“Doesn’t every Christian group have a different Bible?”
All the branches of Christianity—Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican, Pentecostal, etcetera—have exactly the same Tawrat (Torah), Zabur (Psalms), and Injīl (New Testament) . Even if you compare any Jewish Torah or Psalms with that of the Christians, it is identical (though arranged in a different order).…
Bearing Another’s Burdens?
“Jesus Cannot Bear Our Sins, since the Qur’an says that ‘No Soul Bears the Burden of Another’ (53:38)”
The Qur’an is often wrongly used to deny the Substitutionary Atoment of Jesus by those ignorant of its meaning. Here is what the Qur’an says:
Textual Variants in the Bible and Qur’anic Manuscripts
“The early manuscripts of the Bible have discrepancies and variants, whereas the early manuscripts of the Qur’ān are all identical”
This is a convenient idea, but it is imaginary and doesn’t fit the historical and textual record, as we will see below:
Minor Copyist Errors and Variants in the Tawrat, Zabur, Injīl and Qur’ān
All of us agree that God’s Word cannot be changed, for this is the clear testimony of both the Bible and the Qur’ān.…
Dating the Qur’an and Bible
“The Christian scriptures were only completed centuries after Jesus, unlike the Qur’ān which was written at the time of Muhammad”
Actually, the transmission of the Bible and the Qur’ān have rather similar histories, as we shall see. Neither simply dropped from the sky in book form as some people seem to believe, but both scriptures have a history progressing from an oral stage through now-lost original written documents, through fragmentary manuscript evidence, to existing complete written collections a hundred years after revelation ceased.…
Christian Scholars and the Bible’s Reliability
“Even Christian Scholars say the Bible is Unreliable”
The “abysmal failure theory” of Jesus likes to quote from European scholars of Higher Criticism to defend their low view of the Tawrat and Injīl. This school of materialist thought from last century assumed that the Bible must be inaccurate and mythological since it contains stories of miracles .…
Constantine and the Canon of 325
“The New Testament books were not decided on until the Roman Emperor Constantine set the Bible canon in 325 to protect his Trinity doctrine.”
The council of Nicea in 325 was held not to decide which books were scripture, but to confirm something that had been accepted by Christians everywhere for a long time already.…
“There were many early gospels and epistles which never made it into the New Testament because they gave a different story of Jesus—Gospels like Gospel of Thomas, the Ebionite Gospel, the Gospel of the Hebrews, and the Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians”
There are a few “gospels” which were composed much later than Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and rejected by the early Christian community.…
Does the Bible teach Slavery?
“Does the Bible support the practice of human slavery?”
The short answer is no, the Bible does not support slavery, it undermines it. In fact, it was mainly committed followers of Jesus (such as William Wilberforce, Clarkson and Charles Finney) who ended the slave trade and abolished slavery.…
Did Jesus teach prayer?
“How is prayer practiced by followers of Jesus?”
True disciples of Jesus are people of prayer. Jesus did not leave his disciples with any namaaz prayer ritual, but he spent long periods of time alone with God in prayer. Jesus’ main teaching on prayer emphasizes praying from the heart: