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Why Muslims have to say the Bible is Corrupt

Muslims have to say it for THEOLOGICAL reasons.In reality the Bible as far as we can tell from the texts we have has NOT been corrupted.There are variations in the exact words but not one affects DOCTRINE.The science of TEXTUAL CRITICISM which is used to get as close to the original words as possible shows it.

EXAMPLE

Not once is there a passage like “there are several Gods”,”Jesus was NOT the Messiah”,”there was NO resurrection”.

ARISTOTLE

In the copies we have of his ideas,copies dating some 1,300 years after the originals he says:

1.Women are INFERIOR to men.
2.Some people are born to be slaves,they are NATURALLY slaves.

CORRUPTION?

Would any responsible scholar say the text we have has been corrupted,based on the present evidence?No.At the most that there is variation in the exact words but not CHANGING of the ideas.Now if we were to find a copy of Aristotle from 100 BC where it said women are equal to men and that slavery is bad then we can talk about corruption.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE

The Koran says:

SURA 9:111:”Allah has purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the GARDEN (of Paradise): they FIGHT in His CAUSE, and KILL and are KILLED.

It is a promise binding on Him in truth,in the TORAH, the GOSPEL, and the KORAN: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.”

MUSLIMS HAVE TO SAY THERE IS NO CORRUPTION BUT NOT BASED ON TEXTUAL EVIDENCE

Errors here.NOWHERE in the TORAH and GOSPEL do we have:”if you kill or are killed fighting for God you will go to heaven.”

ANOTHER ERROR

NOWHERE in the Torah or in fact the ENTIRE OT is there a passage that says:”there is a HEAVEN”.The Koran is wrong on that also.The Gospel talks of a heaven but not the OT.

MUSLIM RESPONSE

They say 9:111 refers to the Torah and Gospel before they were corrupted.Would any scholar accept it?No.He would say:”There is NO evidence outside of the Bible in ANY Jewish or Arian,Gnostic,Trinitarian writings (other gospels,church fathers,Essenes and Qmran,Talmud,etc) that ever the Jews and Christians have ever believed that if you killed or got killed fighting for God you would go to heaven.

SUGGESTION

MICHAEL BROWN is a Messianic Jewish writer(author of the 5 volume “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus”,magnificent books.He is a friend of the Orthodox Jewish rabbi SHMULEY BOTEACH,very famous in the US.But they disagree on if Jesus was the Messiah.Boteach admires Jesus as a great man however.Here is a debate between the two about Jesus.But first here is Dr. Brown’s website,directed to his Jewish people:
http://askdrbrown.org/

ANOTHER GREAT SITE:”Jews for Jesus”:
http://jewsforjesus.com/

Here is the debate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb6eYJv99do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXNQng5mIA4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9Up16oa7A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKvbNh3Xg7Q

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