Christian double standards exposed by an honest Christian scholar

This extract from The Human Faces of God accurately describes the double standards Christian apologists always use when they criticise Muhammad: they basically have to throw the Bible under the bus ( polemicists such as Jay Smith do this as standard practice I have noticed).  The author also admits how “Muslims do a splendid job” pointing out Bible contradictions, why it is very difficult it is to find any contractions in the Quran, and how “the Quran is by far the more internally coherent document”. Enjoy!

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Categories: Bible, Quran, Recommended Reading

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  1. Wow!
    It’s a moment seemingly of pure honesty for that man when he wrote that passage.

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  2. Wow. This is the guy who wrote the response to Paul Copan IIRC.
    Does anybody know what he refers to when he says Moses was a liar according to the OT?

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    • I’m not sure but he might be referring to this passage where God tells Moses to lie to Pharaoh, which Moses then does,

      ‘…and you and the elders of Israel shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him, “The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us; let us now go a three days’ journey into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.”

      Exodus 3:18

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    • he may be referring to tricking people and then deceiving them or something. I can’t place the exact text but it may be down the lines of misleading people who are non-believers but it’s sanctioned by God because they deserve it or something.

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  3. Good point about the double standards regarding violence.

    This is why I find it strange when Christian missionaries mention the fact that the Prophet fought in battles.

    Yes he did. And he taught us rules of engagement, no harming women, children and non-combatants etc. What are the rules of engagement in the Bible?

    I remember when I was reading the Bible and there were headings to the passages. I read a heading that said “Rules of war” or “Rules of engagement” or something along these lines. My mind immediately jumped to the rules of engagement in the Quran and Sunnah. So it was shocking when I read what was below that heading.

    And Christians who respond “well that was the Old Testament” are in my opinion modern day Marcionites.

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  4. Barakallahu fiik, cool quote brother Paul W,

    Good to know a prominent seminarian endorse what muslims have been saying all along to christians: your scripture are corrupted in other words GIVE UP BIBLE INERRANCY!

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  5. Exquisite.

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  6. Don’t you find it strange that many verses in the Qur’an actually confirm that the Torah is God’s Word and has not been changed? Here are only a few for example: sura 5:43 ‘How come they to you for judgement when they have the Torah, wherein are contained the commandments of God?’; sura 5:44 ‘We [God] did reveal the Torah, wherein is guidance and light…’; sura 5:46 ‘We sent Jesus…confirming that which was revealed before him in the Torah, and We bestowed on him the Gospel wherein is guidance and light…’; sura 5:68 ‘[Jews and Christians] have no guidance until you observe the Torah and the Injil [Gospel]’; sura 4:136 ‘Believe in God and His messenger [Muhammad], and the Scripture which He revealed to His messenger [the Qur’an] and the Scripture which He revealed aforetime [the Bible]’; sura 10:91 ‘If you [Muhammad] are in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto you, then question those who read the Scripture (that was) before you’; sura 15:9 ‘We reveal the Reminder, and Lo! We truly are its Guardian [ie the Bible is guarded against corruption by God]’; sura 6:34 ‘There is none to alter the Words of Allah’; sura 10:64 ‘There is no changing of the Words of Allah.’

    If the Bible was corrupted, was this before or after Muhammad? If before, why does God tell Muhammad to refer to a corrupted Scripture for guidance, and why does he say of the Torah and Gospel ‘wherein is guidance and light’ rather than ‘wherein there used to be before they were corrupted’? If after, why does the Muslim not accept the Bible, since current translations are all based upon manuscripts that predate Muhammad?

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  7. No contradictions in the Quran lol
    Clearly this man has not read the Quran lol.

    If he had he would have come on at least this Contradiction.

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    • Let me fix that for you:
      No contradictions in the Quran lol
      Clearly this man has not seen this random YouTube video lol

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    • kmak

      Quranic contradictions are called “abrogations”. Allah’s eternal book has eternal teachings that aren’t actually eternal since they cease to apply sometimes. How can we know that other teachings that have not been abrogated already, won’t be abrogated in the future?

      You could argue that mohammed is the last prophet and so there won;t be any more revelation, but then you have the problem of humanity being able to corrupt allah’s previous books – the quran could be corrupted. This is what the Shia believed for a while.

      Even worse, abrogation/contradictions in the quran show that allah is untrustworthy.

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