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Friday, April 01, 2011

Is Bible God's Word?? [PART 2 - THE MULTIPLE BIBLE VERSIONS]

SEPARATING THE WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF

Before we scrutinize the various versions, let us clarify our own belief regarding the Books of God. When we say that we believe in the Tauraat, the Zaboor, the Injeel, and the Qur'an, what do we really mean? We already know that the Holy Qur'an is the infalliable Word of God, revealed to ur Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhummed Mustapha (Peace Be Upon Him/PBUH) word for word, through the agency of the Archangel Jibraeel (known as Gabriel in English), and perfectly preserved and protected from human tampering for the past 1400years! (Whether Muslim or non-Muslim, you do not have to accept this claim on faith alone. You can verify the fact that Al-Qur'an has been protected by a Divine inter-locking mathematical system, which you yourself can see, feel, and touch physically.) Even hostile critics of Islam have grudgingly vouched for the purity of the Holy Qur'an:


The Tauraat we Muslim believe in is not the "Torah" of the Jews and the Christians, though the words - one Arabic, the other Hebrew - are the same. We believe thewhatever the Holy Prophet Moses (PBUH) preached to his people, was the revealation from the God Almighty, but that Moses was NOT the author of those "books" attributed to him by the Jews and the Christians.(For more evidence, wait for the next article.)

Likewise, we believe that the Zaboor was the revealation of God granted to Hazrat Dawood (David) (PBUH), but that the present Psalms associated with his name are not that revealation. The Christians themselves do not insist that David is the sole author of "his" Psalms.

What about Injeel? INJEEL means the "Gospel" or "good news" which Jesus Christ preached during his short ministry. The "Gospel" writers often mention that Jesus goingabout and preaching the Gospel (the Injeel):
1. "And Jesus went .... preaching the GOSPEL .... and healing every disease among the people." (Matthew 9:35)
2. "..... but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it." (Mark 8:35)
3. ".... preached the gospel ...." (Luke 20:1)
The "gospel" is a frequently-used word, but what Gospel did Jesus preach? Of the 27 books of the New Testament only a small fraction can be accepted as the words of Jesus. The Christians boast about the Gospels according to St. Matthew, according to St. Mark, according to St. Luke, and according to St. John, but there is not a single Gospel "according" to (St.) Jesus himself! We sincerely believe that everything Christ (May the peace and blessings of God be upon him) preached was from God. That was the Injeel, the good news, and the guidance of God for the Children of Israel. In his life-time, Jesus never wrote a single word, nor did he instruct anyone to do so. What passes off as the "GOSPELS" today are the works of anonymous hands!

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