Search the Words of God!

In the Qur'an we find the following instruction:

"...And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Torah that had come before him: We sent him the Injil, in which is guidance and light, and confirmation of the Torah that had come before him, a guidance and an admonition to those who fear God." (Sura 5:49)

Though the Qur'an itself recommends reading the Injil and Torah, saying that both are a guide to the righteous, very few Muslims ever do so. That is because their leaders discourage it: they admit that God's Word includes the Torah, the Psalms, the Injil and the Qur'an, but they claim that the first three of these revelations have been changed, so that the only book they should read is the Qur'an.

But this raises an important question: "Who is it that protects God's Word? Is it mankind, or is it God Himself?" The Qur'an teaches that God is the one who protects His Word:

"The Word of thy Lord finds its fulfillment in truth and justice, none can change His Words, for He is the one who hears and knows all." (Sura 6:115)

Since God alone protects His Words, to say that the Torah, Psalms and Injil have been changed would be to contradict the Qur'an.

In a similar way, Muslim religious leaders teach the sinlessness of all the prophets. The scriptures, however, show us that of all the prophets, only one is sinless. We know that Adam ate the forbidden fruit in disobedience to God, and that Moses killed a man, but the Qur'an and hadith also teach that Muhammad was sinful:

"Know therefore that there is no god but Allah, and ask forgiveness for your sins, and for the men and women who believe, for Allah knows where you move about and dwell." (Sura 47:19)

"Verily We have granted you a manifest victory, that Allah may forgive your past and future sins..." (Sura 48:1-2a)

"Al-Agharr al-Muzani, who was amongst the Companions (of the Holy Prophet) reported that Ibn 'Umar stated to him that Allah's messenger (may peace be upon him) said: 'O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day.'" (Sahih Muslim, Kitab al-Dhikr ch. 1127)

The only sinless prophet of the scriptures is Jesus. In the Injil, Jesus says:

"But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God." (John 8:45-47)

We have here briefly examined the Qur'an, the hadith and the Bible. O reader, if finding the Truth is important to you, here is your opportunity to do so. Death and the Final Judgment are coming upon all of humanity.

Jesus said:

"Search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me." (John 5:39)