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IS THERE SOMETHING IN THE BIBLE THAT PUZZLES YOU?

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THE PENTATEUCH

GENESIS ---EXODUS--- LEVITICUS 1.1-7.38 --- 8.1-11.47 --- 12.1-16.34--- 17.1-27.34--- NUMBERS 1-10--- 11-19--- 20-36--- DEUTERONOMY 1.1-4.44 --- 4.45-11.32 --- 12.1-29.1--- 29.2-34.12 --- THE BOOK OF JOSHUA --- THE BOOK OF JUDGES --- PSALMS 1-17--- ECCLESIASTES --- ISAIAH 1-5 --- 6-12 --- 13-23 --- 24-27 --- 28-35 --- 36-39 --- 40-48 --- 49-55--- 56-66--- EZEKIEL --- DANIEL 1-7 ---DANIEL 8-12 ---

NAHUM--- HABAKKUK---ZEPHANIAH ---ZECHARIAH --- THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW ---THE GOSPEL OF MARK--- THE GOSPEL OF LUKE --- THE GOSPEL OF JOHN --- THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES --- 1 CORINTHIANS 1-7 --- 8-16 --- 2 CORINTHIANS 1-7 --- 8-13 -- -GALATIANS --- EPHESIANS --- COLOSSIANS --- 1 THESSALONIANS --- 2 THESSALONIANS --- 1 TIMOTHY --- 2 TIMOTHY --- TITUS --- HEBREWS 1-6 --- 7-10 --- 11-13 --- JAMES --- JOHN'S LETTERS --- REVELATION

--- THE GOSPELS

INFORMATION ON ISLAM AND MUSLIM BELIEF AND THE KORAN

The purpose of this page is not to denigrate Muslims or take up a position of belligerence towards them, but in order that readers may have the opportunity to learn about Muslim belief, not as it is presented by Muslims for the purpose of winning adherents in the West, but the true position as it is revealed in their own writings and history.

People may then decide for themselves how much credence they should give to the Koran and to the faith of Islam. We live in a world where the Muslim religion is trying to force itself on our attention, but we must in fact differentiate between the tenets of the Koran, which are certainly partly to blame for the violence and wholesale murder being carried out by extremists, although also recommending peace between men, (the Koran is not consistent), and the ordinary Muslim who wants to live at peace with others. Fortunately not all Muslims feel that they have literally to carry out all that is taught in the Koran. Were they to do so Armageddon would be upon us.

The evidence for the fact that there were a number of editions of the Koran is overwhelming, and evidenced in ways that cannot be disputed. For example, quotations from the Koran on coins are dateable and certain, and yet they reveal disparities with the now accepted text of the Koran. Recent archaeological discoveries of ancient manuscripts have also added new light to the subject, and while modern Islam on the whole tries to present a united front on the matter, the ancient Muslim writers were not so reticent as can be discovered below. They clearly stated that there were a number of differing Arabic versions.

Muhammad was a man of his times. His knowledge of true Christian doctrine was vague and he gained his knowledge of ‘Christianity’ from people who had strange and naive ideas. Thus he believed that the doctrine of the Triune God was one of the Father, the virgin Mariam and her son ‘Isa born to her by a spirit. This he saw as declaring three gods and rightly rejected as polytheism, rebelling against the idea and proclaiming the One God. But he never came to know of the true Christian doctrine of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One God in three intercommunicating persona, where the ‘Sonship’ was eternal ‘sonship’. He did not reject it, he never knew it

Now that was understandable in view of where he lived in Arabia. What is not understandable is how, if his writings were really verbally inspired by God, God could have got the doctrine of the trinity so wrong. For in that case God also thought the same. It is one thing to claim to have visions and to learn from them. It is another to say that you have direct revelation from God Who has revealed to you the full truth for all time, where in fact what you teach is clearly spoken to counter seventh century heresy and nothing else. Surely God would have dealt with the true issue.

As an Arab living in times when his people had been subjugated and left in poverty, it is also understandable that he raised armies and defeated those who had held down his people, and subjugated them in return. What he did in fact was very similar to what the later Crusaders would do. But neither were in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ or the morality of God. They were the behaviour of sinful men. What is not understandable is that he should say that the living God had told him that to kill idolaters who would not convert to Islam was right and proper, that any Muslim who turned from the faith should be killed unless he repented, and that Christians, in order to remain alive, had to pay a head tax to the Muslims, all of which they continue to teach to this day. It may have been good politics, and wealth producing, but it was not a realistic revelation of the true God.

This and much more is demonstrated in the literature below on the basis of Muslim literature both ancient and modern. It must be emphasised again that the basis of what is written is the writings of Muslim teachers, for they clearly brought out in those teachings the limitations of their doctrines, and especially that of the verbal inspiration of the Koran, which does not stand up to examination. The reader must judge for him/herself.

1. The Origins Of Islam In Scholarship

2. Archaeological Discovery and The Koran

3. Different Traditions of and Contradictions in The Koran

4. The Supposed Teaching of the Koran Concerning Jesus

5. What Do Muslims Teach?

6. Contra Islam (1)

7. Contra Islam (2)

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IS THERE SOMETHING IN THE BIBLE THAT PUZZLES YOU?

If so please EMail us with your question and we will do our best to give you a satisfactory answer. FREE Scholarly verse by verse commentaries on the Bible.

THE PENTATEUCH

GENESIS ---EXODUS--- LEVITICUS 1.1-7.38 --- 8.1-11.47 --- 12.1-16.34--- 17.1-27.34--- NUMBERS 1-10--- 11-19--- 20-36--- DEUTERONOMY 1.1-4.44 --- 4.45-11.32 --- 12.1-29.1--- 29.2-34.12 --- THE BOOK OF JOSHUA --- THE BOOK OF JUDGES --- PSALMS 1-17--- ECCLESIASTES --- ISAIAH 1-5 --- 6-12 --- 13-23 --- 24-27 --- 28-35 --- 36-39 --- 40-48 --- 49-55--- 56-66--- EZEKIEL --- DANIEL 1-7 ---DANIEL 8-12 ---

NAHUM--- HABAKKUK---ZEPHANIAH ---ZECHARIAH --- THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW ---THE GOSPEL OF MARK--- THE GOSPEL OF LUKE --- THE GOSPEL OF JOHN --- THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES --- 1 CORINTHIANS 1-7 --- 8-16 --- 2 CORINTHIANS 1-7 --- 8-13 -- -GALATIANS --- EPHESIANS --- COLOSSIANS --- 1 THESSALONIANS --- 2 THESSALONIANS --- 1 TIMOTHY --- 2 TIMOTHY --- TITUS --- HEBREWS 1-6 --- 7-10 --- 11-13 --- JAMES --- JOHN'S LETTERS --- REVELATION

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