COMMON BIBLE VERSES MUSLIMS USE
By Samuel Green
Genesis 19:8 Lot, 19:30-38 Lot
Deuteronomy 6:4, 24:16
The Song of Songs
Ezekiel 18:20, 23:8, 19-21
Acts 2:22, 5:30
1 Timothy 3:16
1 Peter 2:24
1 John 5:7
Genesis 19:8. Who would offer their daughters like this?
1. It is meant to shame the men.
2. The Qur'an says the same thing Qur'an 11:78, 15:71
Genesis 19:30. This is incest.
1. Bad company corrupts good character. It is Lot's wife too. Read the whole story. 1 Corinthians 15:33.
2. It is God's grace not their works.
3. Muhammad and Zaynab.
Numbers 23:19 This verse says God cannot be a man.
Read the whole verse. It is talking about how God is not a man because he does not lie. This verse is not dealing with our subject.
The Bible teaches that God is absolute oneness like Islam does.
No. This is referring to Yahweh who has oneness and diversity: Spirit, image, appropriate to say "us", attributes, dwells with his people, is the Father and has a son. This is not the Islamic concept of God. You are imposing Muhammad's concept of God onto the Bible.
Deuteronomy 24:16 Each must bear his own sin therefore Jesus cannot die for sin.
No. 24:16 is part of the Torah and the Torah teaches at length about the need for a substitute sacrifice of atonement for sin to approach God. It is not denying atonement.
Proverbs 5:19 This is pornographic.
No. Christians are to have passionate marriages. There is nothing wrong with this. Top
Isaiah 53 This is the nations saying how they have abused Israel and Israel has born their sinful abuse. But now the nations realise this and repent and are saved. Thus the nations are saved by Israel's suffering.
1. This reading simply does not work because it is not the nations speaking. And v. 8 says “for the transgression of my people was he stricken”. My people refers to the Israelites not the nations. Saying it is the whole nation of Israel is a holocaust reading. This is what the nations hear not say.
2. Two servants in Isaiah: faithful Israel and faithless Israel. Faithful Israel will bring faithless Israel back to God and display God’s glory to the nations. Faithful Israel suffers because of faithless Israel. The question is who is the true faithful Israelite? The only righteous person put forward in Isaiah is the Messiah Isaiah 9, 11, etc.
3. The Christian understanding of Isaiah 53 is a Jewish understanding.
4. God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son and this was righteous.
5. “Behold, my servant, the Anointed One (or, the Messiah), shall prosper; he shall be exalted, and increase, and be very strong. As the house of Israel hoped (or, waited) for him many days ...” (Targum of Isaiah 52:13-14, trans. Stenning)
6. The servant is simply the nation of Israel paying for their own sins through their own suffering. This view just fails to read Isaiah 53. Throughout this chapter the sinfulness of national Israel is contrasted to the righteousness of the servant who suffers on their behalf.
7. The servant of Isaiah 53 is called a “guilt offering” (v. 10) and guilt offerings were only for unintentional sins. No, they included all sin: Leviticus 6:1-7, 19:20-22, Numbers 5:5-10.
8. The servant of Isaiah 53 has children/seed (v. 10) and Jesus never had children. These are not normal children because they come after the death and resurrection of the Servant (v. 9); they are children of the resurrection! “Seed” is used figuratively this way elsewhere in Isaiah 1:4, 54:1, 57:3-4 and Hebrews 2:10-13 shows how Jesus fulfils this. In a sense Jesus is our father in that he is the second Adam.
Jeremiah 8:8 The Bible itself says it is corrupted.
1. What about the good scribes? Was Baruch a lying scribe? Did he corrupt the Torah? 36:26, also Ezekiel 44:15, Ezra 7:1-6. Jeremiah 26:4 says to follow the law therefore it must be preserved in the community. You are exaggerating the verse by taking a specific instance and applying it to the whole. It is like saying these Muslims are terrorists therefore all Muslims are terrorist.
2. What the verse means is actually not straight forward. It can refer to the written teaching which explains the law like we see in Isaiah 29 and Matthew 15. There are plenty of lying teachers in Islam who pens have corrupted the teaching of the Qur’an.
3. The Scribes added sacrifice: No. Jeremiah teaches it 7:22, 17:26, 33:18.
4. Qur’an 15:90-91 torn up.
5. The Qur'an was corrupted with the Satanic verses but this corruption but were corrected.
Ezekiel 18:20 Jesus cannot die for our sins, and that we just need to turn to God and do not need any sacrifice.
Ezekiel is not denying the sacrifice of atonement for sin in fact he teaches it 40:39, 42:13, 44:29, 45:17, 25, 16:63. 18:20-21 calls upon the Israelites to individually repent.
Ezekiel 23:8, 19-20 This is obscene.
1. Does this describe your sin before God? This is what your sin looks like before God.
2. There is a place for explicit material: medical books, smoking warnings.
3. The Qur'an describes paradise in explicit terms.
1. The Son of Man is the saints 7:18 and not an individual.
The Son of Man is the king who represents his people. Daniel 10:20-21 says there are spiritual rulers behind nations. The Son of Man is the ruler behind the kingdom of God. Jews interpreted it this way 1 Enoch 46:1, 4 Ezra 13
2. Some translations in 7:27 say "they" are worshipped not he is worshipped.
The attached pronouns for the kingdom in 7:27 are the same as 7:14. It is referring to his kingdom. The LXX understands it this way too.
3. Understand the chapter. Beasts rule God's creation. A man comes and defeats them. The second Adam. Humanity coming to is destiny. Adam represents the whole of humanity.
4. He rides the clouds as God does Psalm 68:33-34, 104:3, Nahum 1:3. And is worshipped. He is a divine figure. Top
The Father, Son, Spirit combination in this verse is a later addition because in Acts they baptise in Jesus' name and when Eusebius quotes Matthew 28.19 he does not include Father, Son, Spirit.
1. This is spectulation. There is no manuscript evidence to support it.
2. Confirm that Eusebius is quoting Matthew and not just the general mission instruction.
3. ECF before Eusebius quote Matthew 28.19 as it stands. http://www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/badawi_mt28_20.htm
4. There is some flexibility. So what? We see the divinity of the Father, Son, Spirit relationship throughout Acts.
Jesus says the father alone is God.
Misdirection. The verse does not say the Father ALONE is God but that the Father is the true God. The rest of Jesus says that the Son and Spirit are also the true God.
Jesus is just a man in Acts.
Wrong. 3:15 author of life, 4:12 only name, 20:28 bought with is own blood.
Contradiction: Hung on a tree not crucified.
Wrong. Hang and crucified are used interchangably. Luke 23:39. Top
1 Timothy 3:16
"He" or "God"?
This is a textual variant for which we have ample evidence for the original reading. The origin of the variant seems to be exegetical clarification. Seeing "he" as referring to "God" is exegetically reasonable because if Jesus is simply a man saying he appeared in a body is redundant. Qur'anic scribes have made the same exegetical changes to the Qur'an, but the modern Qur'an does not correct for them or even note them. Here are two examples from page 90 of the Samarkand manuscript.
... let him fear his lord. (Qur'an 2:283, Samarkand Qur'an)
... let him fear Allah his lord. (Qur'an 2:283, modern Qur'an)
... He punishes those whom he wishes. He has power of everything. (Qur'an 2:284, Samarkand Qur'an)
... He punishes those whom he wishes. Allah has power of everything. (Qur'an 2:284, modern Qur'an)
http://answering-islam.org/PQ/ch9a-index.html#ch9 see page 62.
Christians and Muslims have textual issues with their books but Muslims hide them.
1 Peter 2:24
Contradiction: Hung on a tree not crucified.
Wrong. Hang and crucified are used interchangably. Luke 23:39 Top
1 John 5.7
This verse has been removed from modern Bibles therefore the Bible is corrupt.
1. The verse is not the manuscripts in the original language. It comes from the Latin translation.
2. Its removal is exceptional not typical. Muslims have their textual issues.
3. The verse is not as Trinitarian as you think.