The Biblical Approach To Islam
Yesterday we looked at some of the wrong approaches to Islam. Today I want us to look at the biblical approach.
A lot of the information we are talking about today is in my book Refuting Islam. The subtitle of Refuting Islam is “The Christian Patriots Guide To Exposing The Evil Of Islam.” I wrote this book with the goal of taking the complexities of Islam and simplifying them so that it would be understandable to a novice, for some one who doesn’t think they have the ability or the credibility to speak out on the issues of Islam. This book is perfect for those who don’t have the confidence to approach Muslims with the Gospel. If you want to understand the basics of Islam, the agenda of Islam, the political and civil issues, and the religion of Islam with their doctrine, this book will get you there.
After reading this book you will have powerful arguments that will be unanswerable. It will help you witness to Muslims and answer the arguments of those who either support Islam, or don’t see the danger.
The best way to argue your case and expose the errors of Islam is to use Islam’s own words against them. When you use the words of Islamic scholars it is no longer your testimony our your opinion. I used to quote from the Qur’an and the Sunna. The Qur’an is the words of their god, Allah. The Sunna are the words and acts of the Prophet Muhammad. When you quote from these sources, which are the Islamic scriptures, they always accuse you of taking it out of context. Even when you know you are not taking it out of context you have to back peddle to establish the proof that you are not doing so.
The best thing to quote from is is the book of Sharia. It is known as “The Reliance of the Traveller.” It has the stamp of approval of the largest and most respected university in the Islamic world. It gives legal rulings of the top Islamic scholars. They quote the Qur’an and the Sunna to back up the law. When you quote the scholars they cannot accuse you of taking the Qur’an or Sunna passages out of context.
The book of Sharia is about 800 pages long, The first 300 pages or so deal with the religion of Islam. The rest of the book deals with the government of Islam. Muhammad was not just establishing a religion, he was establishing a kingdom. This explains what is happening in our world today.
In my book I give you the quotes to use to refute Islam. It uses the words right out of the Sharia, and you are quoting the scriptures and the meaning given them by the best Islamic scholars. It shuts the mouths of those who support Islam, be they Muslims or non-Muslims.
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Being An Apologist
An apologist is someone who defends someone or some thing. If you go to court, you have the prosecutor who makes the charges. The apologist is the one who defends the accused.
Islam’s Attack On Our Faith
Our Bible. They say that it has been corrupted.
The deity of Jesus Christ.
The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
The Attack On The Bible
Muslims claim that the Bible has been distorted, but they offer no manuscript to prove that it has been, They claim that the Qur’an is without corruption, and again they offer no manuscript proof.
They claim that the multitude of Bible translations proves that the Bible is corrupt. There are also many translations of the Qur’an in English, I know of 12 different translations.
They argue that the ancient manuscripts of the Bible have many textual variants. This is a true statement, but there are enough manuscripts available to discern the true text. When we examine the Islamic scriptures we learn that there are many variances as well. There arguments are very weak.
They claim that their Qur’an and their religion are superior. They say the Qur’an cannot be corrupted and that it has been wholely preserved.
They also say that their scriptures are a continuation of the revelation given by God to the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament writers.
It goes like this: First God gave His revelation through the seed of Isaac, the Jews. The Jews began to corrupt the text so Allah had to find a new prophet, and he found Jesus. Jesus was also of the seed of Isaac. Allah gave Him his revelation, which was corrupted by His followers, the Christians. Allah found a new prophet, Muhammad. This time he chose the seed of Ishmael. Allah gave him the perfect revelation to correct the corruptions of the Bible.
Let’s look at what the Qur’an has to say about our Bible.
Sura 3:84 – Say: “We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam).”
This verse tells us that in Islam there is no distinction between what Allah gave Muhammad, and what he gave the writers of the Bible. It says they believe that the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Qur’an were given by the same god.
In sura we find that it is all inspired of god.
Sura 16:43 – And before thee also the messengers We sent were but men, to whom We granted inspiration: if ye realise this not, ask of those who possess the Message.
Here we are told that those prophets who came before Muhammad were men that were granted inspiration. It also tells them if they don’t realize this, they are to ask those who possess the message. The message is the words of the prophets who came before Muhammad.
According to Islam, all of the scriptures of the Bible and the Qur’an were given by the same god, Allah. They are all given by inspiration of Allah.
The Qur’an says that the Bible was kept from corruption.
Sura 15:9 – We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).
Islam teaches something that is not consistent with what their Qur’an teaches. The Qur’an teaches that the message that comes down from Allah will be guarded from corruption. Remember, Islam makes no difference between the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Qur’an. They all came from their god, Allah, and all of the prophets were granted inspiration.
Sura 5:48 – To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: …
The Scripture that came before the Qur’an was confirmed by the Qur’an and guarded in safety. What came before the Qur’an? It was the Old and New Testaments.
Sura 5:68 – “O People of the Book! ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord.” …
The people of the book is a phrase used in the Qur’an to mean Jews and Christians, the people of the Bible (the book). Allah is telling us that the people of the book have no ground to stand on for their doctrine and beliefs, unless they stand fast by the law, (the Old Testament) the Gospel (the New Testament) and all the revelation that has come to us from our Lord. This is one verse in the Qur’an that I fully agree with. As Christians, we have nothing to stand on if it is not the whole of our Scriptures, the Bible.
Here is my point. If the Bible was corrupted, as modern Muslims are teaching, why would Allah, in the Qur’an, tell us to stand on a corrupt text?