Exposing Islam/Muslims (Part 1)
By: Brian A. Yeager
Most of the material I have read about Islam and the Muslim faith is a slap at their beliefs in violence. We would do well to remind ourselves that Jehovah is violent (Exodus 15:3, Exodus 32:25-29, and I Chronicles 5:22). It was our Lord who commanded His people Israel to kill EVERYONE in the land Israel was to inherit (Deuteronomy 7:1-6). It is our God that is the author of capital punishment by means far worse than lethal injection (Leviticus 20:27, Numbers 15:32-36, and Romans 13:1-5). It is our God who shall send the majority of mankind to burn for all eternity in Hell (Matthew 25:31-46; cf. Matthew 7:13-14, Matthew 7:21-23, and Luke 13:23-24). Therefore, let us never attack another religion based on their serving of a violent God. The Lord of Heaven is far more violent than the false god “Allah”, whom Muslims serve.
What we will do in exposing Islam is what we have done in all previous articles wherein we’ve exposed false doctrines of man-made religions. We will first see what the Muslims teach and practice from their own documents. Then, we will expose that by using the real Scriptures. This series of articles will not jump on the politically motivated charges we hear about in the media. We will be fair, as we would expect others to be if they were to examine us. Let us also be mindful that Islam, like “churches of Christ”, have many different sects (Black Muslims, Arabic Muslims, Modern Muslims, Liberals, etc.). Not all of them agree on all things. Therefore, we shall deal with the commonly taught and agreed upon principles of this false religion. We will begin with exposing what they teach and believe about the Bible.
Their View Of The Bible
This is what Muslims believe regarding the Bible and those who revealed the truth: “Muslims believe in the prophets and messengers of God, starting with Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and Jesus (peace be upon them). But God’s final message to man, a reconfirmation of the eternal message, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad” (http://www.islam-guide.com/frm-ch3-2-1.htm).
“The Quran seeks to bring people back to the true faith that was taught by Jesus, and by his true disciples who continued in his teaching. That teaching emphasized a continued commitment to the first commandment that God is alone. In the Quran, God directs Muslims to call readers of the Bible back to that true faith” (http://www.islam-guide.com/frm-ch3-2-1.htm).
I suppose most Muslims have failed to realize that they would never have known about Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jesus, the disciples, etc. without the Bible. Thus, their faith has its basis in the Bible. Aside from that inconsistency, by proving the Bible is the inerrant word of God, we will expose the Quran as being false! Once we accomplish that, Islam dies (though we’ll bury it deeper that than)!
Proof That the Bible Is God’s Word
There are things that are written in God’s word that prove, beyond any doubt, that the Bible contains the words of the Almighty God! Beginning with Astronomy, we can see God’s knowledge surpasses man’s discoveries. In 1492 many people thought Christopher Columbus would sail off of the earth because of the flat earth theory. However, nearly two thousand years earlier, the word of God declared that the earth is round (Isaiah 40:22). Today, we have pictures from space that shows the earth is suspended in space. Man has not always known that. We were not sure of it until we had a “bird’s eye” view of the earth (hint – Deuteronomy 4:39, John 8:23, Ephesians 4:6, and Colossians 3:1). However, God’s word has shown such for thousands of years (Job 26:7).
God is the designer of the human body (Isaiah 45:12). While man boasts of his wisdom of medicine, the Bible shows again that God’s knowledge far precedes our discoveries. God stated, thousands of years before we did, that the life of all flesh is in the blood (Genesis 9:4-5 and Leviticus 17:11-14). God is the one that informed us of proper sanitation in dealing with our human waste (Deuteronomy 23:12-14).
God is the creator of the seas (Genesis 1:10). Therefore, long before we knew it, God tells us of paths in the sea (Psalms 8:8), the water cycle (Job 36:27-28, Ecclesiastes 1:7, and Amos 9:6), and water springs in the sea (Job 38:16). It is God who divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder (Job 38:25). These things were unknown to “scientists” for thousands of years after God spoke of them.
On top of all that we’ve already discussed, you have prophesies in the Bible which were fulfilled. God foretold of the fall of Babylon hundreds of years before it occurred (Isaiah 13:1-14:23). God foretold of the civil wars that would cause Egypt to fall (Isaiah 19:1-4). God foretold of the birth of Christ over 700 years before He was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; cf. Matthew 1:18-25). God foretold of Christ being betrayed for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12-13; cf. Matthew 26:14-15; 27:3-9). The death, burial, and resurrection of Christ was also foretold, occurred, and were witnessed. We have written testimonies to these facts (Acts 2:14-36). Simply put, there are many more we could list, but the evidence already outweighs any doubts. These things also prove that God’s word was not corrupted in that those things written still are consistently true.
The Quran Did Not Replace The Bible Because Of Corruption
Muslims believe that the Bible was the truth. However, they believe that the Bible was corrupted and the Quran was then revealed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_view_of_the_Bible). Now, in answering that the Quran is the restored truth, we need to understand that the word of God could not nor ever will be corrupted (Psalms 119:89, Matthew 24:35-36, and I Peter 1:22-25). That does not mean people will not twist God’s word or try to pollute His truth (II Peter 3:16-18), but God has promised that His word would not fail (Psalms 119:152; 160). Thus, the idea that God’s word needed restored is false!
Now that we know the Quran is a source of false doctrine, we will spend the next article exposing the god of Islam. We will see what Muslims say about Allah and what the Bible says in regard to who the real God is. After that article, we will talk about the Muslim’s false prophet, Muhammad.
Volume 10 – Issue 33 - May 9th, 2010