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The Qur’an Conflicts With the Bible

I’ve been reading Unveiling Islam by Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner.  The brothers who wrote the book grew up Muslim and accepted Christ in their late teen years.  Here are some of the teachings in the Qur’an they mention that directly contradict the Bible:

  • Pharoah’s wife adopted Moses (surah 28:9)
  • The Trinity includes The Father, the Mother (Mary) and the Son (surah 5:116)
  • Abraham presented Ishmael as a sacrifice (surah 37:100-11)
  • Saul led Gideon’s army (surah 2:249)
  • Jesus was not crucified (surah 4:157) 

The last one is probably the most important.  The Jews boast in surah 4:157, “‘We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of Allah’, -but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them.”  Obviously, discrediting the death and resurrection of Jesus makes all the difference.

I find it interesting that the Qur’an mentions Jewish and Christian history, but changes some important facts.  Jesus did not claim to be “the Apostle of Allah,” but the Son of God.  How can the Qur’an make this claim?  When witnessing to Muslims, we must keep this teaching of the Qur’an in mind.

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