The Islamic Dilemma

The Quran affirms the inspiration, preservation and authority of the Christian Scriptures (including the Torah and the Gospel)

Yet the Quran contradicts the Christian Scriptures on fundamental doctrines (e.g. Jesus’s death, resurrection, and deity)

By affirming Christian Scriptures that contradict Islam, the Quran self destructs

 

 

Check out this short video to expand your knowledge and understanding to better equipped yourselves in dialogue with our Muslim brothers and sisters about the truthfulness of the Gospel

 

 

The Quran, the Bible, and the Islamic Dilemma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNAS0aaViM4

 

Do you not know that those who perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share from the altar? So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the Gospel to get their living from the Gospel. But I have used none of these things. And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better for me to die than have any man make my boast an empty one. For if I preach the Gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion.

Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!
1 Corinthians 9:16

 

 

Trust JESUS!

 

 

 

Also check out:

What is the Gospel?

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Acts17Apologetics

 

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Sin: Muhammad Vs Jesus – According to Their Respective Texts

Muhammad The Sinner

(According to the Quran)

 

So be patient, [O Muhammad]. Indeed, the promise of Allah is truth. And ask forgiveness for your sin and exalt [ Allah ] with praise of your Lord in the evening and the morning.
Quran 40:55

So know, [O Muhammad], that there is no deity except Allah and ask forgiveness for your sin and for the believing men and believing women. And Allah knows of your movement and your resting place.
Quran 47:19

That Allah may forgive for you what preceded of your sin and what will follow and complete His favor upon you and guide you to a straight path
Quran 48:2

 

Jesus The Savior!

(According to the Bible)

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin
Hebrews 4:15

He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth
1 Peter 2:22

You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin
1 John 3:5

 

 

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God!
2 Corinthians 5:21

 

Trust JESUS!

 

 

 

 

Answering Islam According to the Quran – Truth IS Objective!

Where Did Jesus Say, “I Am God, Worship Me”?

The Qur’an commands Christians to judge by the Gospel:

Qur’an 5:47—“Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.”

Thus, when Christians present their beliefs, it makes sense for Muslims to ask, “Could you show us where the Bible says that?” Christians should therefore be eager to present evidence from the Gospel, because Muslims cannot condemn us for doing what the Qur’an commands. Indeed, since the Qur’an affirms not only the Gospel, but also the Torah (Qur’an 5:43), Muslims cannot ignore what the Bible says without thereby rebelling against Islam.

Muslims around the world are being trained to ask Christians, “Where did Jesus say, ‘I am God, worship me,’ in those exact words?” However, if Muslims are suggesting that Jesus could only claim to be God by uttering a specific sentence, we may reply by asking, “Where did Jesus say, ‘I am only a prophet, don’t worship me,’ in those exact words?” The unreasonable demand for a particular statement, if applied consistently, would thus force Muslims to reject their own view.

Fortunately, we have a simple way to examine what Jesus said about himself. According to both the Bible and the Qur’an, there are certain claims that only God can truly make. For instance, God alone can correctly state that he created the universe. Of course, a mere human being can pronounce the words, “I created the universe,” but the statement would be false coming from anyone other than God.

Hence, if Jesus said things that can only truly be said by God, we must conclude that Jesus claimed to be God. Interestingly, Jews, Christians, and Muslims agree on many of the claims that cannot be properly made by (or about) mere human beings. Let us consider a few of these.

THE FIRST AND THE LAST

Surah 57:3 of the Qur’an refers to Allah as “the First and the Last, the Most High and the Most Near”. The Old Testament agrees that God is the “First and the Last”, as we read in the Book of the prophet Isaiah:

Isaiah 44:6—Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me.”

When “LORD” is written in all capitals in the Old Testament, the term refers to Yahweh, the creator of the universe. Since both the Bible and the Qur’an give the title “the First and the Last” to God, it should be quite shocking for Muslims to open the New Testament and read Revelation 1:17-18, where Jesus says:

“Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.”

Would a mere prophet claim to be the “First and the Last”?

 

WHO FORGIVES SINS?


While one human being may sin against another human being, there is a sense in which all sin is rebellion against God. Similarly, while you and I may forgive one another for the wrongs we commit, only God can offer the ultimate forgiveness. Thus, the prophet David could say to God “Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight” (Psalm 51:4), and the prophet Daniel could declare “To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him (Daniel 9:9)

The Qur’an agrees that ultimate forgiveness belongs to God, for it asks, “Who can forgive sins except Allah?” (3:135).

It might surprise Muslims to learn that, in the New Testament, Jesus claims the ability to forgive sins. In Mark 2, a paralyzed man is brought to Jesus in order to be healed. Jesus’ response leads the religious leaders to accuse him of blasphemy:

Mark 2:5-7—And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?”

The scribes correctly recognized that only God can forgive sins. Yet Jesus (who referred to himself as the “Son of Man”), knowing their thoughts, replied that “the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (Mark 2:10). He then healed the paralytic, proving that his claims were true.

THE LIGHT

In Psalm 27:1, the prophet David proclaims “The LORD is my ligth and my salvation”. Similarly, the Quran declares that “Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth” (24:35) Yet Jesus tells his listeners that he is “the Light”

John 8:12—“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

THE TRUTH

The prophet David refers to Yahweh as the “God of Truth” (Psalm 31:5). According to the Qur’an, “Allah is the Truth” (22:6). Jesus, however, applies this as a title for himself:

John 14:6 —Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

How can a mere human being claim to be “The Truth”?

THE FINAL JUDGE

In Chapter 3 of the Book of the prophet Joel, Yahweh declares that the nations will be gathered and that he “will sit to judge all the surrounding nations”(V. 12) According to the prophet David, “the LORD abides forever; He has established His throne for judgement and He will judge the world in righteousness (Psalm 9:7-8)

The Qur’an maintains that Allah will judge the world, rewarding believers and punishing unbelievers:

Qur’an 22:56-57—The kingdom on that day shall be Allah’s; He will judge between them; so those who believe and do good will be in gardens of bliss. And (as for) those who disbelieve in and reject Our communications, these it is who shall have a disgraceful chastisement.

So why, we may wonder, would Jesus tell his followers that he will be the final judge of all people?

Matthew 25:31-32—“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.”

Jesus goes on to say that he will admit certain people to heaven and cast others into hell. Isn’t this something only God can do?

THE RESURRECTION

The Bible and the Qur’an agree that God is the one who will raise the dead

1 Samuel 2:6—The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.

Qur’an 22:7 Allah will resurrect those who are in the graves

Since God will raise the dead at the resurrection, why would a mere prophet tell his followers that he will resurrect the dead?

John 5:25-29—“Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.”

John 11:25 – Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.”

GOD’S GLORY

The Qur’an tells us that “Whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Allah (57:1)

In the Old Testament, we find that Yahweh will not share his glory with anyone.

Isaiah 42:8—“I am the LORD, that is My name; 
I will not give My glory to another.” (Cf. Isaiah 48:11—“My glory I will not give to another.”)

Yet Jesus claimed, not only that he would be glorified with the Father, but that he had glory with the Father before the world was created!

John 17:5—“Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”

How can anyone see this as anything other than a claim to deity?

FURTHER EVIDENCE

In Mark 2:28, Jesus calls himself the “Lord of the Sabbath.” In Matthew 22:41-45, he proves that he is the Lord of the prophet David. In John 8:39-58, Jesus says that he has seen the prophet Abraham. In Matthew 12:6, Jesus claims to be greater than God’s temple

Jesus tells us that he has an absolutely unique relationship with the Father (Matthew 11:27), that he can answer prayers (John 14:13-14), that he is present wherever his followers are gathered (Matthew 18:20), that he has “all authority in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18), and that he is with his followers forever (Matthew 28:20). He even makes the startling declaration that “All things that the Father has are Mine” (John 16:15).

According to Jesus, all people must honor him just as we honor the Father:

John 5:21-23—“For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

Since one of the ways we honor the Father is by worshiping him, it should come as no surprise that Jesus’ followers worshiped him on numerous occasions. Indeed, the Gospel tells us that Jesus was worshiped throughout his life: shortly after his birth (Matthew 2:11), during his ministry (Matthew 14:33, John 9:38), after his resurrection (Matthew 28:17), and after his ascension to heaven (Luke 24:52). Jesus’ disciple Thomas even addressed him as “my Lord and my God” (John 20:28).

ASSESSMENT

Where did Jesus say “I am God, worship me?” As we have seen, Jesus claimed to be the First and the Last, the forgiver of sins, the Light, the Truth, the Final Judge, and the Resurrection. Jesus proclaimed that he had glory with the Father before the world was created, that he is the Lord of the Sabbath and of King David, that he had seen Abraham, and that he is greater that God’s temple. Jesus has a unique relationship with the Father, he can answer prayer, he is with his followers no matter where they are, he has total authority on earth and in heaven, he is with his followers forever, and he owns everything. Jesus even demanded that he be honored just as the Father is honored. Clearly these are not the claims of a mere human being. They are not even the claims of a mighty prophet. These are the claims only God can truly make. this is why Christians believe that Jesus is God.

POSTSCRIPT: THE ISLAMIC DILEMMA

Since the Bible obviousl supports the Christian view of Jesus, Muslims who want to deny the deity of Christ will have to argue that the Gospel has been corrupted. but if the Gospel has been corrupted, why does the Qur’an command Christians to judge by the Gospel? By commanding us to judge by what we find in the Gospel, the Qur’an has inadvertently ordered Christians to reject Islam.

But it gets worse for Muslims. The Qur’an affirms the inspiration and reliability of the Christian Scriptures (3:3-4, 5:47, 5:66, 7:157, 10:94), as well as man’s inability to corrupt God’s Word (6:114-115, 18:27). Muslims therefore cannot reject what the Gospel says, which leaves them with quite a dilemma. If the Gospel is reliable, Islam must be false, since the Gospel presents Jesus as God. Alternatively, if the Gospel is unreliable, Islam must be false, because the Qur’an tells us that the Gospel is the Word of God. Either way, Islam is false, and anyone who is searching for the truth will never find it in the Qur’an.

 

By David Wood

 

The Mental Stronghold of Confusion Taught by Islam – A Deeper Look At The Quran

Islam Agrees with Christianity the following:

Jesus was born of a virgin
She said, “My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?” [The angel] said, “Such is Allah ; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is
Surat Ali Imran 3:47

Jesus performed many miracles
And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.
 Surat Ali Imran 3:49

Jesus is the Messiah
[and mention] when the angels said, O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah]
Surat Ali Imran 3:45

Islam Disagrees with Christianity on the following:

Jesus was divine
And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‘Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah ?'” He will say, “Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen
I said not to them except what You commanded me – to worship Allah , my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them as long as I was among them; but when You took me up, You were the Observer over them, and You are, over all things, Witness
Surat Al Maidah 5:116-117

Jesus died on the cross
And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah .” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.
Surat An-Nisa 4:157

Jesus rose from the grave
Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise
Surat An-Nisa 4:158

 

 

In the book of Acts, from the resurrection of Christ to present day, Jesus true disciples have always preached Jesus life, death on the cross, and resurrection from the dead

These three things are the core of biblical Christianity according to all the scriptures that preceded these events, and then were carried out according to the scriptures, so to attack any of these truths would be the key elements of false teachings that Jesus and the apostles sharply warned us about

There have been a number of teachings that have tried to contradict these historical truths from day one.

But todays focus is five to six hundred years after Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection, when Muhammad comes along and tried to change what was always and consistently known to be true about Jesus Christ.

 

But what does the Quran actually say?

 

1.

When we look at the Quran, we see that it states that followers of Jesus are superior to those who disbelieve

when Allah said, “O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ
Quran Verse 3:55

This verse says in the day of resurrection, the final day for all mankind, Allah is going to make those who believe in Jesus until that final day superior to those who disbelieve

 

2.

O you who have faith! Be Allah’s helpers, just as Jesus son of Mary said to the disciples, “who will be my helpers for Allah’s sake?” The disciples said, “we will be Allah’s helpers!” So a group of the children of Israel believed, and a group disbelieved, then we strengthened the faithful against their enemies, and they became the dominant ones
Quran Verse 61:14

Apparently, in this verse, Allah is saying that those who had faith in, and became disciples of Jesus, just as Jesus disciples who followed him, were strengthened against their enemies and became the dominant ones.

3.

Islam argues that the “original scriptures are corrupted” but in the Quran it says:

He has revealed to you 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 Quran
Quran Verse 3:3

Transliteration:
Nazzala AAalayka alkitaba bilhaqqimusaddiqan lima bayna yadayhi waanzala attawratawal-injeel

This particular phrase (in bold) means: “that which is in between your hands” This statement that Muhammad recited says that the Book with truth is that which is already in between your hands. Since the Quran had not yet been written, the Christian’s and Jews were the only ones who already had their Scriptures in their hands. He is confirming that it is guidance for the people

So when Muslims say that the scriptures were “Corrupted”, their very own Quran says this statement is false and that the scriptures they already had in their hands was true.

4.

The Quran tells Muhammad that if he disbelieves what was revealed to him, he can always go ask those who have been reading the scriptures before him (the Christians and the Jews who had the entire old testament and now were preaching the Gospel of message about Jesus Christ) to show him the truth in the scriptures.

So if you are in doubt, [O Muhammad], about that which We have revealed to you, then ask those who have been reading the Scripture before you. The truth has certainly come to you from your Lord, so never be among the doubters
Quran Verse 10:94

This still assumes that the scriptures were available and true even before the Quran was produced, and infallible as Christians confirm, and God tells Muhammad that if he ever doubts, then to go ask the Christians and Jews, (the ones who had the earlier scriptures) for the truth.

5.

And let the People of the Gospel judge by what Allah has revealed therein. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the defiantly disobedient
Quran Verse 5:47

This verse implicitly orders the “people of the Gospel” (Christians) to judge what Allah has revealed. Therefore, it is by command of the Quran (the only one I’ll ever follow since it’s the only one that lines up with previously preached scriptural truths) that I am allowed to preach to the Muslim that their doctrine is false and the Quran is a fraud since it doesn’t line up with anything previously preached regarding the scriptures.

I hope you understand that I do this with all sincerity because where you spend eternity is all gonna be based on whether or not you accept Jesus Christ as Lord or not.
This means everything to me now that I know and can prove it to be true.
I love you and sent this for you to consider the truth

6.

Say, “O People of the Scripture, you are [standing] on nothing until you uphold [the law of] the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to you from your Lord.” And that which has been revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase many of them in transgression and disbelief. So do not grieve over the disbelieving people
Surat Al Maidah 5:68

This pretty much states clearly and precisely that we should only stand on the Law of the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deutoronomy) and the Gospel, and then everything revealed from the Lord, which is Jesus Christ.

It even goes further to state that many are gonna disbelieve what those who do so have to say!

The Quran states that the Old Testament scripture is truthful, and since they all point to Jesus and confirm Him as the awaited messiah who would live, die, and rise from the dead to save mankind from their sins any argument that scripture is “corrupted” or “false” as the Muslims defense is not true even to their own beliefs

It also states that if you stand on anything else (other than the Old Testament and the Gospel) you are standing on nothing at all; the very books that point to Jesus!

7.

And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can alter His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
Quran Verse 6:115

Muslims always defend the Quran by saying that the scriptures have been corrupted. But not only does the Quran state that no one can alter the Word of God, but by this, it also affirms that all scriptures before it have to be true then. The very scriptures that all point to Jesus Christ and make no mention of Muhammad what so ever.

 

 

So to recap
the Quran teaches:

1. No one can corrupt the Word of God (A statement which must include past, present and future to be deemed true)
2. The Quran says to follow the scriptures of the Torah and the Gospel
3. The Quran says the people of the book “Christians & Jews”, have the truth
4. The Quran states that followers of Jesus are superior to those who disbelieve
5. If we are to trust the scriptures previously written before the Quran, then those scriptures do not indicate that Muhammad was to come and therefore him and his teachings are of no significance in history in relation to God’s will for humanity

And also,

If the scriptures are true, then this is the only proof necessary that Islam’s teaching are false
but if the scriptures are false, Islam is still false because the Quran says the scriptures are true!

Jesus answered, I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me
John 14:6

Choose
TRUTH

Choose JESUS!

 

 Isaiah 53
Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression
and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.
Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the Lord makes
his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life
and be satisfied;
by his knowledge
my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors
Isaiah 53

 

Disassembling Religious Mental Strongholds with The Truth of God

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Muslim,

Was Jesus A prophet?
Muslim says:
YES

Was Muhammad a prophet?
Muslim says:
YES

Can a prophet lie?
Muslim says:
NO
(otherwise they have to question Muhammad’s teaching as a prophet)

SO
Jesus was a prophet
Muhammad said Jesus was a prophet
And a prophet cannot lie

Jesus claimed to be the only way to God
Jesus answered, “I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me”
John 14:6

 

If Jesus is telling the truth, then Muhammad is wrong
If Jesus is telling a lie then Muhammad is still wrong because he said that Jesus was right!

 

 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
2 Corinthians 10:3-5

 

Special thanks to the apologetics ministry of Mr. Ravi Zacharias
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdS-8Hgum9s

I began putting together this blog as a follower of Jesus Christ after a supernatural experience that I would assert was necessary to break the final ties that imprisoned my identity to that which I naturally held being born into a household where Islam was the primary religious view taught since my birth leading me to identify myself as a Muslim for most of my life.

My experience was with the Holy Spirit of God, and the Holy Spirit of God points you towards Jesus Christ!

This is no longer a question of religious beliefs to me, but one of faith in certain truth to which I feel that God has called me out of darkness to reveal at this appointed time, and this truth speaks volumes for itself

It is my most sincere prayer that no offence is taken, but instead, I speak boldly as one who searched endlessly for this truth for most of my life and I only seek to share with those I love who may still be searching.

If truth is anything… It’s everything.
and the truth is
only Jesus Christ can set you free

 

God bless