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Chapter 5; the Holy Bible

By

Issa Ahmad Khalid
(A new convert from Italy)

 

 

CHAPTER 5;  THE HOLY BIBLE

 

Without question, the subject matter in this chapter will be most controversial. As a Muslim, I must abide by the command of Allah(swt) and respect all His Revealed Words, however, in the matter of The Holy Bible there is no secret that it has become the product of human innovation and interpolation; something Christian scholars themselves are agreed upon. My point here is not to disrespect the Bible, but rather to use the same techniques Christians use with respect to The Holy Qur’an. What I mean is; all too often we read the slanderous statements of Christian Evangelists preaching lies against The Holy Qur’an, claiming that it is nothing more than the product of an Arabian trader. The Holy Qur’an in itself is proof enough that it is in fact the Word of Almighty God, a living miracle that has stood the test of time, and will continue to do so. I can write a book in itself that deals with all the scientific miracles of The Holy Qur’an, but instead I will urge you, dear reader, to visit www.islam-guide.com for further clarification on this subject. Not withstanding that, I would now like to use the Christian Evangelists criteria that they apply to The Holy Qur’an on their very own book, The Holy Bible. In this I would like to prove how, when one takes a subject or passage out of context, one can easily paint whichever picture they choose, just as the Christians do with The Holy Qur’an.

 

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for Doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction, for Instruction unto Righteousness…That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”   2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

From the above passage, we are told that the Bible guides us to the following:

 

1.      Doctrine: teaching.

 

2.      Reproof: for convicting, rebuking, for showing people what is wrong in their lives.

 

3.      Correction: useful for correcting faults.

 

4.      Instruction unto Righteousness: for training us and teaching us how to live correctly.

 

However, not all Biblical scripture leads us to the 4 points mentioned in 2 Timothy. While there is a good deal of moral teachings found in the Bible that lead us to these 4 points, such as the true words spoken by Jesus(as) leading us to a pure monotheistic faith in the Unity of God, the true words spoken by Moses(as) as he instructed the Israelites to worship the One True God and of course, God Himself, most notably in His commandments. These truly moral teachings have been melded with words and stories that have no business being in the “Inspired word of God”.

 

i.         Genesis 19:30-38: Lot(as) having incestuous sexual relations with his own 2 daughters and bearing offspring. (Disgraceful to attribute such an act to one of God’s messengers)

 

     ii.   Genesis 35:22: Incest between mother and son.

 

ii.       Genesis 38:1-30: Judah committing incest with his daughter-in-law and producing Pharez and Zerah, the future ancestors of Jesus(as).

 

 

iii.      2 Samuel 13:5-14: Incest and rape between brother and sister.

 

iv.     2 Samuel 16:22: Incest and rape between mother and son.

 

v.       More examples of incest found in Leviticus 18:8-18, 20:11-14 and 20:17-21.

 

vi.     Judges 16:1: Samson goes into Gaza, sees a harlot and has sex with her.

 

I ask you dear reader, under which category do these 7 examples fall under: Doctrine, Reproof, Correction or Instruction unto Righteousness? There is no teaching to be found in these stories, there was no rebuking for the alleged sins committed in these stories, no explanation was given on how to correct these faults which leaves us wondering how we can use these examples to live correctly when no punishment was handed down in these stories? The only category these 7 examples can fall under is pornography”. No moral lesson can be learned by these stories. Other immoral teachings found in the Bible are as follows:

 

i.        Onanism and Coitus Interuptus: this is the act of withdrawing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation. Genesis 38:8-9

 

*        Do your children really need to read this?

 

ii.      Polygamy: Solomon(as) had 700 wives and 300 concubines, as found in 1 Kings 11:3. Abraham(as) had three wives: Sarah, Hagar and Keturah.

 

*        I only point this out because some Christians conveniently hurl insults at Prophet Muhammad(saas) for having more than one wife, all the while that their scriptures condone it.

 

iii.    Naked prophets: Genesis 9:21, 1 Samuel 19:24, 2 Samuel 6:20 and Isaiah 20:3-4.

 

iv.    Consuming one’s own dung and urine: 2 Kings 18:27, Isaiah 36:12

 

v.      Having dung on your faces: Malachi 2:3

 

vi.    Ezekiel being ordered by Almighty God to eat cake made with human dung: Ezekiel 20:3-4

 

vii.  Being “Blessed” for killing babies: Psalms 137:9

 

viii.       Mistreatment of women:  It is considered a “shame” for women to speak in church. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35

 

viii. Ingratitude towards women: Cutting off a woman’s hand if she assists her husband who is in a fight with another man.  Deuteronomy 25:11

 

 x. Learning how to treat your mother disrespectfully: This being attributed to   

     Jesus (as) in Luke 8:19-21 and John 2:4

 

 

With respect to Luke 8:19-21 and John 2:4, no Muslim could ever believe that Prophet Jesus(as) treated his mother in this way, and as such must attribute this to further examples of fabrications found in the Bible. With that; under which category to these mentioned passages fall under; Doctrine, Reproof, Correction or Instruction unto Righteousness? Let us use more examples still;

 

a) Deuteronomy 7:1-6 (Wholesale Genocide)

b) Numbers 31 (Slaughter of the Midianites)

c) 1 Samuel 15 (Slaughter of the Amalekites)

d) Psalms 137:9 (Blessed are the baby killers)

e) Matthew 10:34 (Jesus came to "Bring a sword, not peace")

f) Luke 12:53 (Jesus says he came to "Bring fire, not peace")

g) Luke 19:27 (Jesus says in a parable, "All those who did not want me to rule over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence)             

h) Luke 22:36 (Jesus tells his followers to "Purchase Swords")

i) John 2:15 (Jesus attacks people with a whip in the Temple)

 

With that, it is quite easy to see how one can play with words to preach lies, and this is exactly the type of conduct the Evangelical Christians have displayed with respect to The Holy Qur’an. As Muslims, should we be guilty of the same crime? I say no; as Muslims we should set a better example and stick only to the truth of Islam, because when one has truth, there is no need to lower one’s self to this type of behavior as displayed by Christian Evangelists. My only purpose for sharing this with you was to show the lengths one can go to in order to promote their own ideologies, even if it means at the expense of another.

 

May Allah(swt) guide us all to the truth, Insha'Allah(God Willing).

 

 

 

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