200 Questions About the Bible and the Qur’an Daniel Wickwire 2013



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200 Questions

About the Bible

and the Qur’an

Daniel Wickwire

2013
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The 200 Questions

Index

The Holy Books..............1-24

God and Allah..............25-50

The Holy Spirit, Angels,

Demons & Satan.........51-65

Christ and Muhammad........66-98

Man and Sin...............99-109

Salvation................110-123

Future Things............124-132

Practical Life Issues....133-161

Enemies and Warfare......162-179

Historical Events........180-200
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The Holy Books

1.*

Is it accepted that the Word of God is eternal and unchangeable? (Lev-i Mahfuz)

According to the Bible:         Yes    No

According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Genesis 17:7 & 19.....7. I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee… 19. for an everlasting covenant…

Isaiah 40:8*.....The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of our God shall stand forever.

Matthew 5:18.....Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no way pass from the law.

Matthew 24:35.....Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

John 1:1-3*.....In the beginning was the Word, and

the Word was with God, and the Word was God.



John 12:48.....He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, had one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

1 Peter 1:23..... 23. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.

Revelation 14:6.....And I saw another angel fly in

the midst of heaven having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth…



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Yunus 10:64*.....There is good news in this world and in the Hereafter. No change can there be in the words of Allah. This is the supreme triumph.

Kaf 50:29*.....My word cannot be changed...

Büruj 85:21-22.....21. Indeed this is a glorious Qur’an, 22. Preserved in a well-guarded Tablet.

Note: In Islamic history, there were two opposing views about this subject which Muslims had internal wars over. The Mu’tazelites said “No” to this questions, and the Ash’arites said “Yes”. Most Muslims today would say “yes.”

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2.*

Is it accepted that the Holy Bible is the Word of God? (Tevrat, Zebur & Injil)

According to the Bible:       Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes  No

According to your view:       Yes     No



Psalm 119:160.....Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of they righteous judgments endureth forever.

Romans 15:4*.....For whatever things were written in earlier times were written for our learning, that we, through patience and comfort of the scriptures, might have hope.

1 Corinthians 14:37*.....If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

2 Timothy 3:16-17.....All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Peter 1:20-21.....20. the scripture... 21. came not at any time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 3:15-16.....15. Paul... 16. as also in all his epistles... as they do also the other scriptures.

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Bakara 2:4, 53 & 87.....4. believe in that which... was sent down before you (the Books and the Prophets)... 53. And assuredly We gave Moses the Scripture, and… 87. we gave Jesus...

Al-i İmran 3:119.....and you believe in all the Scripture.

Nisa 4:136*.....O you who believe! Believe in… the Scripture which He revealed before (you).

Ankebut 29:46*.....and say: "We believe in that which has been revealed unto us and revealed unto you.

Shura 42:15.....say: "I believe in whatever Book Allah has sent... Let there be no argument between us.
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3.

Did God choose to communicate the written oracles of God in the Bible specifically through the agency of the Jews?

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Romans 3:1-2*.....1. What advantage, then, hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision? 2. Much every way, chiefly because unto them were committed the oracles of God.

Romans 9:3-4*.....3. For I wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh... 4. who are the Israelites to whom pertaineth: adoption, glory, covenants, giving of the law, service of God, and the promises...

Romans 11:1-2.....1. I say, then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2. God hath not cast away his people whom he foreknew.

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Bakara 2:47 & 122.....47. O Children of Israel! Remember my favor that I bestowed upon you and how I preferred you above all the worlds (for my message)… 122. Remember that I have bestowed favors upon you and preferred you above all the other worlds (in that you have received the divine message so frequently).

Ankebut 29:27*.....We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the Prophethood and the Scripture among his seed.

Jathiyah 45:16*.....Before this, We had bestowed on the Children of Israel the Book and the Command and the Prophethood, and provided them with good things, and favored them above (all) peoples...

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4.*

Did God give the prophets of the Bible the ability to do obvious miracles as a confirmation that they were sent by God?

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Exodus 10:1—2*.....1. Tell in the ears of thy son… 2. my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know that I am the LORD.

John 14:11.....Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works' sake.

John 20:30—31.....30. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book; 31. But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Acts 4:16.....What shall we do to these men? For that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all those who dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

Hebrews 2:4*.....God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with diverse miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit...

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Bakara 2:92.....Moses came to you with clear signs...

Al-i İmran 3:49*.....By Allah’s leave I shall give sight to the blind, heal the leper, and raise the dead to life... Surely that will be a sign for you, if you are believers.

Al-i İmran 3:183*.....Say (to them, O Muhammad): “Messengers came to you before me with miracles ... Other messengers were rejected before you, who came with miracles, and with the Psalms, and with the Scripture giving light.

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5.*

Does God “want” to protect all of His Holy Books from change and corruption?

(Purpose / Niyet)

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Psalm 12:6-7.....The words of the LORD are pure words... Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.

Psalm 89:34.....My covenant will I not break, nor will I alter the thing that is gone our of my lips.

Isaiah 14:24 & 26-27*.....24. The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so it shall stand... 26. This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth... 27. For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall annul it? And his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

Jeremiah 36:23-28.....27. the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, after the king had burned the scroll... 28. Take thee again another scroll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first scroll...

Matthew 24:35*.....Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Revelation 22:18-19.....18. If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book; 19. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life...

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Yunus 10:64.....No change can there be in the words of Allah. This is the supreme triumph.

Hijr 15:9*.....We have, without doubt, sent down the Reminder, and we Preserve it.

Saffat 37:3 & 7*.....3. read (the word) for a reminder... 7. We protect it with security from every froward devil.
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6.*

Is God “able” to protect all of His Holy Books from change and corruption? (Power / Kudret)

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Deuteronomy 10:17.....the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God and mighty, and awesome...

2 Chronicles 20:6....none is able to withstand thee

Isaiah 46:9-10*.....9. for I am God... 10. My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.

Mark 12:24*.....Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

Luke 21:33.....Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

John 10:35.....the scripture cannot be broken...

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En'am 6:34.....There is none to alter the decisions of Allah.

En'am 6:115.....There is nothing that can change His words.

Yunus 10:64*.....No change can there be in the words of Allah. This is the supreme triumph.

Hijr 15:9.....We have, without doubt, sent down the Reminder, and We preserve it.

Kehf 18:27.....And recite that which has been revealed unto you in the Book of your Lord. No one can change His words.

Kaf 50:29.....My word cannot be changed...

Hashr 59:23.....He is Allah... the Keeper of Faith; the Guardian, the Mighty One, the All-Powerful...

Jinn 72:26-28*.....26. He (alone) knows the unseen, and does not reveal to anyone His secret. 27. Except to every messenger whom He has chosen, and then He sends down guardians who walk before him and behind him. 28. That He may know that they have indeed conveyed the message...
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7.*

Would God ever allow Satan, demons or mankind to thwart His own “purpose” and “power” by changing and corrupting the actual text of the Holy Books which He sent? (Tahrif bi’l-lafz)

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Isaiah 55:11*.....So shall my word be that goeth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I send it.

Mark 12:24.....Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

Luke 16:17*.....it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

1 Peter 1:23.....Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.

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Hajj 22:52*.....We never sent a messenger or prophet before you, but... Satan cast into his desire some affair. But Allah abrogates what Satan casts. Then Allah establishes (perfects) His signs (revelations)… Allah is All Knowing…

Saffat 37:3 & 7.....3. read (the word) for a reminder... 7. We protect it with security from every froward devil.

Hakka 69:44-47 & 51*.....44. And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us, 45. We assuredly had taken him by the right hand and then severed his life-artery, and not one of you could have held Us off from him... 51. It is the absolute truth.

Jinn 72:26-28*.....26. He (alone) knows the unseen, and does not reveal to anyone His secret. 27. Except to every messenger whom He has chosen, and then He sends down guardians who walk before him and behind him. 28. That He may know that they have indeed conveyed the message...

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8.

Would it be possible for men to verbally distort the Holy Books by misquoting them or by interpreting them wrongly? (Tahrif bi’l-ma’na)

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Galatians 1:6—8*.....I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Titus 1:10—11*.....For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

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Ali-İmran 3:78*.....And there is a party of them who distort the Scriptures with their tongues, that you may think that what they say is from the Scripture, when it is not from the Scripture. And they say: “It is from Allah,” when it is not from Allah, and they speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly.

Nisâ 4:46*.....Some of those who are Jews change words from their context and say: “We hear and disobey; hear you as one who hears not;” and “listen to us!” distorting with their tongues and slandering religion.

Mâide 5:41.....O Messenger! Do not be grieved by those who... say with their mouths: “We believe,” but... their hearts believe not, and of the Jews: listeners for the sake of falsehood... changing words from their context and saying...

Note: The accusations of corruption against Jews and Christians in the Qur’an only deal with verbal distortion or a misinterpretation the Scriptures.
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9.

Are people who say that the Bible has been changed or corrupted actually guilty of blaspheming the character and nature attributes of God by implying either that 1God didn’t know, or that 2God didn’t care, or that 3God couldn’t do anything about the Bible being changed? (El-Alim, Er-Rahman, Er-Rahim, El-Kadir)

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Psalm 94:7-9.....Understand, ye stupid among the people; and ye fools, when will you be wise? He who planted the ear, shall he not hear? He who formed the eye, shall he not see?

Isaiah 14:24 & 27*.....as I have purposed, so shall it stand... For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall annul it?

Hebrews 4:12-13*.....For the Word of God is living and powerful... Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight, but all things are naked and open unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

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Baqara 2:20, 255*.....Allah has power over all things ... Allah! there is no god but Him, the Living, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him ... His Throne embraces the Heavens and the earth, and it tires Him not to uphold them both.

Nisa 4:158.....Allah… hears and sees all things.

Taha 20:5 & 51-52* .....The Compassionate God, Who is established on the throne... What then is the state of previous generations?... The knowledge of that is with my Lord (recorded) in a book. My Lord never errs, nor forgets.

Büruj 85:14 & 22....He is the forgiving , the Loving... Indeed this is a glorious Qur’an, Preserved in a well-guarded Tablet.
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10.

Are people who say that the Bible has been changed or corrupted actually guilty of exalting Satan above God by implying that Satan won the battle for the Bible over God-Almighty?

(El-Aziz, El-Galib, El-Jebbar, El-Muktedir)

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Psalm 94:7-9*.....7. Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. 8. Understand, ye stupid among the people; and ye fools, when will you be wise? He who planted the ear, shall he not hear? 9. He who formed the eye, shall he not see?

Isaiah 14:24 & 27.....24. as I have purposed, so shall it stand... 27. For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall annul it?

Hebrews 4:12-13*.....12. For the Word of God is living and powerful... 13. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight, but all things are naked and open unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

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Baqara 2:29 & 255.....He has knowledge of all things… 255. His Throne embraces the Heavens and the earth, and it tires Him not to uphold them both.

Yunus 10:21*.....Behold! They have some plot against Our revelations. Say: “Allah is more swift in plotting.” Surely our angels are recording your intrigues.

Taha 20:5 & 51-52* .....5. The Compassionate God, Who is established on the throne... 51. What then is the state of previous generations?... 52. The knowledge of that is with my Lord (recorded) in a book. My Lord never errs, nor forgets.

Buruj 85:14 & 22....14. He is the forgiving , the Loving... 22. Indeed this is a glorious Qur’an, Preserved in a well-guarded Tablet.

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11.

Would God have a double standard for His Holy Books to protect some of them but not all of them? (El-Adl, El-Hadi, El-Mumim, El-Muksit)

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



Psalm 12:6-7*.....6. The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7. You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.

Psalm 111:7-9.....7. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. 8. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.

Psalm 119:160....Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever.

Psalm 146:5-6.....5. God… 6. keepeth truth forever.

Luke 21:33*.....Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away.

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Al-i Imran 3:94.....Allah does not fail the promise... You never break the promise!

A’raf 7:196.....My protecting Friend is Allah, who revealed the scripture. He befriends the righteous.

Tevbe 9:111*.....That is a promise binding upon Allah in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur'an. Who is more faithful to his promise than Allah?

Hud 11:57.....my Lord is Guardian over all things.

İbrahim 14:47*.....Never think that Allah will fail in his promise to his messengers. Surely Allah is Mighty, Able to Requite.

Hajj 22:47.....Allah shall never fail His promise.

Hashr 59:23.....He is Allah besides whom there is no other god. He is the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One, the Source of Security the keeper of Faith; the Guardian, the Mighty One, the All Powerful…
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12.

Is the Word of God the unchangeable and universal standard by which God will judge all of mankind on the Day of Judgment?

(El-Hakem, El-Hakk, El-Hafiz, El-Hasib)

According to the Bible:         Yes    No


According to the Qur’an:        Yes    No

According to your view:       Yes    No



John 12:48.....He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hat one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Romans 3:1-4*.....1. What advantage, then, hath the Jew?... 2. Much every way, chiefly because unto them were committed the oracles of God. 3. For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? 4. God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar: as it is written, That thou mightiest be justified in thy sayings, and mightiest overcome when thou are judged.

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