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The WORD of the LORD is not Contradictory to Itself

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Nov 7, 2011 at 14:03

In trying to identify 'contradictions' to the Word of Almighty God, this must be put into the context that only human reasoning puts in contradictions; that the WORD of the LORD is, in and of itself, not contradictory to itself.

But you ask for proof: this is a request of unbelief. It is also a request of someone not wanting to believe one thing and looking for humanistic validation to assuage the conscience of unbelief by asserting human ideology as a replacement.

1. I have my proof that the WORD of the LORD, as contained in the Torah, Neviim, and Kethuvim, and the Brit Hadassah, are indeed the WORD of the LORD. You have already rejected that proof because you have rejected the words of Jesus Christ. I cannot help in your rejection as long as you remain in rebellion to Jesus Christ.

2. As I have already stated to you and your co-adherents of the Quran: Israel is and remains the best validation of the WORD of the LORD as revealed to her prophets, much to the chagrin of the entire world that can never understand.

You still continue to want validation by non-Muslims of the Quran as your 'revealed' scripture, and as we have exchanged before, I cannot help you with that either. In other responses, you maintain your position of wanting to validate the Quran, and that is your choice, which, with sadness, I respect.

To that perspective, we have said that the Quran is best understood in the original language, that of Arabic. English translations have been tried to bring about some understanding of the precepts contained in the Quran, but its exclusivity is still maintained by the 'purists' of Islam. This, in and of itself, is difficult to understand; that if the pure Quran is only understood in its original form as so many Muslims maintain, then its applicability to a 'universal' understanding must be limited. Thus, the issue of the Shiite understanding and the Sunni being interpreted to a different mindset lends to its own contradiction.

But you maintain the anti-Christian opinion of perceived 'contradictions' viewed by unbelieving readers of the Hebrew Holy Scriptures as a reason to uphold your view of the Quran. Thus the question: if there are contradictions as perceived, who introduced them? A true Christian does not need to 'change' the inviolate WORD of the LORD for it is truth, our reliance of that truth being provided by the promise of the Spirit to guide us. Now, a non-believing practitioner of the 'Christianesque' religion (in any of the 'Christianesque' denominations)does have cause to take the scriptures to task, for even they have not embraced the truth and must consider a rewrite to conform to their own humanist interpretations.

Further, a rejection of Jesus Christ by His own family and tribe, exacerbated by the unbelief of the Chief rulers of that time, would be the motivation to contradict what Jesus Christ said, the VERY SAME contradiction you are in belief of today. In truth, it is all against the WORD of the LORD to reject or change anything Jesus Christ said.

It is this non believing mentality that existed when the Quran was dictated.

So, I have my proof that Jesus Christ IS who He said He is; that He is the Son of the Living Almighty God, Who sent His Son to be the sacrifice for my sins and of those who will take Him at His WORD; and my place in eternity is as secure now as it was when He first spoke His WORD from eternity. In the final analysis, only He can prove it to you as well: you need only believe that He has promised the same for you for your faith in Him.

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