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No Argument About Truth, Except in Its Application by Sinful Humanity

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 7, 2008 at 16:19

There is no doubt of the sincerity and loyalty we read here when the Quran is presented as a far better read than any other work purporting to present a Deity that has a special hold on its believers. Back and forth we have read further the debate of the Quran versus the Hebrew Holy Scriptures and no one from either side has yet to concede to the other. So we see that in the absence of a complete conversion of an individual to submit to a contravening opinion of beliefs, we are not really going to see whose belief system is better by argument, or whether faith is going to be supported by some physical evidence extrapolated from the subject writings of either point of view. Does Islam have the better proof, or does Christianity?

Even as it is seen that world events follow a Hebrew Bible world view, it is still taken as a matter of opinion, an issue of interpretation, or presented from a plagiarized perspective of what was written thousands of years ago. It is the Quranic point of view that the Hebrew Holy Scriptures are corrupted, or they are misrepresented by a corrupted following as perceived from the time of the Islamic Prophet. Yet it is the Quran that takes the perspective of such writings of the time and makes derogatory and defamatory statements about the content without providing sufficient proof of the opposing view of having a superior position. It is like, "just because he said so," does not make it so.

Let us compare and contrast how this may be between the Hebrew Holy Scriptures and the Quran. Let us take one of the most basic affirmations of the authenticity of Who Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ is, how He presented Himself to the Jewish people, and how it is required to have faith in Him if one want the eternal life He offered. Here are a couple of examples.

It is Gabriel that announced to the maiden of the house of David that she will bear the Anointed One as predicted by the prophets Isaiah and Micah, and others. How then, if Almighty God is One and never changes, does He instruct Gabriel to contradict this prophetically evidenced announcement and say that Jesus is not Divine? Later, in His instructions to the disciples Jesus declares, "I am the way, the Truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father except by Me," thereby establishing scripturally His authenticity as being the Anointed One of Israel. How does the Quran think to prove except by uncorroborated testimony that Jesus is not Who He said He is, especially when the author of the Quran does not know who Jesus is?

We will not discuss here the attempt to discredit the Hebrew Holy Scriptures based on not having current examples of original texts, sufficing to say that Almighty God has every means available to Him to instill His Word in each and every believer in a language they understand to undergird and support their faith in Him. Were Arabic the only semitic language that holy writings could be appreciated in, then only native speaking Arabs could be expected to gain entrance into the Quranic paradise. What does that say about the eternal security of the non-Arabic speaking peoples?

Thank Almighty God, Father of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that He did send His Son, Jesus Christ, to tell the whole world through His Jewish emissaries that entrance into heaven is available through Jesus Christ, who having paid our sin debt now stands at the ready to receive those of us who have believed in Him. The Islamic Prophet does not tell us this, choosing instead to contradict the Hebrew Holy Scriptures and the Person of Jesus Christ in unbelief. One may want to wonder why, but the Hebrew Holy Scriptures actually has the answer to that. Only Jesus Christ can bring one to the Truth, just as His Father said.
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