Continued from here

 

 

……removed along with a number of
other verses that immediately preceded and succeeded it.

 

As for Luke 24:51, the words
“carried up into heaven” were removed.

 

In Matthew 16:27-28, we read ” For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with his angels and then He will reward each according to his works. Assuredly, I say to you there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom”.

 

As this prophecy (Matthew 16:27-28) never came true, it can only be concluded that it was a fabrication ascribed to Jesus Christ who was a true prophet of God and whose prophecy cannot be
mistaken.

 

Concerning the alleged crucifixion events, Matthew 27:44 says “Even the robbers who were crucified with him reviled him with the same thing.” Here the two thieves are mentioned as acting together.

However, Luke 23:39-40 states “Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed him saying
If you are the Christ, save yourself and us. But the other answering rebuked him saying, Do you
not even fear God, seeing you under the same condemnation?”

 

In the latter example, the two thieves are not acting together rather they are in opposition tobeach other.

Changes, alterations and contradictions are found not only in New Testament but also in the Old
Testament.

 

For examples;

 

*Ahaziah was twenty two years old when be became king (2 Kings 8:26)

*Ahaziah was fourty two years when he becane king
(2 Chronicle 22:2).

 

**Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king and reigned in Jerusalem three months (2 King 24:8)

**Jehoiachin was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months
and ten days (2 Chronicles 36:9)

 

***Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death (2 Samuel 6:23)

***So the King took Amoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah whom she bore to Saul whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathithe. (2 Samuel 21:8)

 

In the New Standard American Version of 1973, the name Michal as in 2 Samuel 21:8 which appears in
both KJV and NWT was replaced by Mirab to conceal the contradiction.

Addressing the issue of seeing God as stated in both the Old and New Testaments;

John 1:18 tells us “No one has seen God at any time”. This is also confirmed by 1 John 4:12.

 

However, Genesis 32:30 tells a different story

“And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: For I have seen God FACE to FACE and my life is
preserved”.

Strangely enough, this is also confirmed by Exodus 33:11, which says “So the Lord spoke to Moses
FACE to FACE as as a man speaks to his friend.

 

Islam’s position relative to the Bible is one of fairness and unbiased judgement. It views the Bible
as clearly a book that contains some truth and that some falsehood has tainted it’s noble origin.

 

The Islamic criteria for distinguishing truth from falsehood are the Quran and the Sunnah of
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

In simple terms, whatever contents of the Bible that are in agreement with the Quran and the Sunnah are acceptable and whatever statements contradicts them is rejected.

 

As for the original scriptures that God revealed to his prophets, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus (Peace be upon them) among others, a Muslim must have
firm belief in them as doing so is among the pillars of faith; otherwise, He is not considered a Muslim.

 

 

Written by Johnson Abdulazeez Ayomide @ knowislam.com.ng

 

 

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