By Funsho Animashaun @knowislam.com.ng
Assalam alaekum everyone,
A few years ago while I was still a christian, I had the premonition that the Bible is the word of God which has not been tampered with because some verses instructed men not to add or remove from the contents of the christian scripture which we all know as the Bible. I studied the Bible with my parish members and sometimes go on Bible quiz competitions which I mostly won.
The Bible says:
Revelation 22:18 – For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Revelation 22:19 – And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.
Matthew 24:24 – For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Matthew 5:18 – For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Deuteronomy 4:2 – Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Deuteronomy 12:32 – What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.
Going through these verses of the Bible, I believe every Christian would quite be defensive to say that it is not possible to remove or add to the Bible lest the wrath of God depends on such person.
Hmnn..dear Ummah, can any Christian out there beat his chest and say the Bibles we have today are actually what had been the Bible throughout the ages and since the creation of the manuscripts? Wallahi, not even the Pope can take up this challenge!!!
I saw some comparative debates on YouTube where Christian apologists try to defend the variants we have between the Catholic, Anglican and Protestant Bibles. They tend to defend the apocrypha. Funny enough, the matter is now even beyond the apocrypha!
By the way, have we ever asked any Christian what Apocrypha means?
This article is not about to question if the Bible is actually the word of God… This article dwells entirely to show that the Bible we have today is actually incomplete with some books either lost, missing, removed or perhaps fabricated.
Different religious groups include different books in their Biblical canons, in varying orders, and sometimes divide or combine books. Christian Bibles range from the 66 books of the Protestant canon to the 81 books of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church canon.
The truth now is that even the different canons we find now don’t actually still have the complete books of the Bible.
I hope my Christian brothers would be open-minded to go through every detail of that video as it exposes a whole lot of conspiracies going on over centuries in canonizing the scriptures.
Do we even know that the first edition of King James Version (KJV) of the Bible had more books than the 66 it contains now?
Who removed these books? On whose authority were these books removed from the previous canons? Which authority is guarded with the role of removing, adding and interpolating the so called books containing the words of God.
What is the faith of billions of Christians who have planted their faith in believing hook,line and sinker all these conspiracies that has been hidden from them? Would they also have their share in the wrath God promised to such perpetrators?
Let me end here with this short video which summarizes all my points